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A Conversation With...

Whose story would you like to hear? Our weekly feature "A Conversation With..." offers a chance to hear from one local individual each week. Young, old, black, white — it's an ever-evolving picture of the remarkable community we call home. Look for "A Conversation With..." in The Oxford EAGLE Thursdays on Page 3, and while you're here, take a moment to suggest a potential interviewee.

A love of learning, late fulfilled

Willie Gipson went back to school in his 50s to earn a history degree from the University of Mississippi. Senior staff writer sat down to talk with Gipson on how he got a second chance to pursue his love of learning, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 12, 2011, Page 3)

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    Call of adventure yields life at sea

    ONLINE ONLY PHOTOS — Cinda Waterman followed adventure’s call into a life at sea in the commercial fishing industry along the Pacific coast.

    Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze sat down with Waterman as she shared her story and how she’s settled into north Mississippi in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

    (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 3)

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      Finding an artist’s true calling

      Maine native Deirdre Uncapher had been through a host of crafts — sewing, beading, jewelry — before finally finding satisfaction as a stained-glass artist. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Uncapher, one of this weekend’s Double Decker art vendors, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 28, 2011, Page 3)

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        From prison to the mission field

        When it comes to showing love to the broken, it helps when you’ve been there yourself. For Holy Week, Peter Boling shares a story of redemption and calling with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 21, 2011, Page 3)

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          Teaching writing in the age of text-speak

          It’s not all bad news when it comes to the ways technology is affecting language. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Ellen Shelton, director of the University of Mississippi Writing Project, about her practical perspective in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (April 14, 2011, Page 3)

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            First steps toward an animated ambition

            Third-grader Ty’Kel Owens draws his favorite TV characters and also sketches from life on an easel outside his home. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the aspiring cartoonist in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (April 7, 2011, Page 3)

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              A cultured life, times two

              Esther Sparks enjoys the best of the seasons by dividing each year between Chicago and Oxford. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talked with the curator of a current exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 31, 2011, Page 3)

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                Finding a new kind of freedom

                VIDEOS — When your career keeps you in the public eye while your private life conceals a secret, the conflict can tear you apart. Mykki Newton shares how she finally resolved the two with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

                (more…) (March 24, 2011, Page 3)

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                  Behind bars, an eager audience

                  Want to play to a crowd hungry for some live music? Try Unit 29 of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Wayne Irby for what it was like to step behind the bars and play music for inmates at Parchman in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

                  (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 3)

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                    Outsiders offer new view of home

                    How do you gain a different perspective on the place you call home? See it through outsiders’ eyes. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze said down to talk with Jimmy Thomas to see what that’s like for him as he leads the Mississippi Delta Literary Tour in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 10, 2011)

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