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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.

Telling the other side of the story

There’s more to conservatism than the Sarah Palins of the world, and an Oxford-based talk-radio executive is telling those stories on the airwaves, in print and on the web. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Lee Habeeb and got his take on the political airwaves in this week’s  “A Conversation With…” (March 3, 2011, Page 3)

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    Managing a delicate disease with grown-up grace

    While she’s going to gymnastics and chorus and dreaming of becoming a nurse one day, fourth-grader Olivia Estes also manages type 1 diabetes as part of her daily routine. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze got to know Estes and shares her story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 24, 2011, Page 3)

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      Small town, global experience

      Coming from Paris to Oxford as a Fulbright scholar, Carmen Dandjinou has had the chance both to experience “the heart of the South” and marvel at the diverse backgrounds of her students, teachers and colleagues. Senior staff writer Lucy Shultze set down to talk with Dandjinou about her perspective on coming to American and Oxford in this week’s  “A Conversation With…”. (February 17, 2011, Page 3)

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        Finding more time for family

        For Cathy Lowe, the small business she shares with her mother has become like her baby — even better, it gives her more time with her real babies. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with the co-owner of Belles & Beaus children’s boutique about the business and life in this week’s “A Conversation With.” (February 3, 2011, Page 3)

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          Hero of Hope

          If cancer is a trip through the bowels of hell, the hope shared by survivors can light the way to recovery. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Sheila Gall, recently named a Hero of Hope for the American Cancer Society, to hear her perspective in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (January 27, 2011, Page 3)

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            An extended family across the sea

            Between his skills as an historian and a growing collection of DNA test results, Barry McCain has traced his family’s roots and those of others, too. McCain sits down with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze to discuss how his heritage became both a passion and a writing-and-speaking career in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (January 20, 2011, Page 3)

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              Juggling passion for career, calling

              For Brooke Bagley Worthy, seeking the right outlet for her musical pursuits led to an enthusiastic group of folks who sing just for the fun of it. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the director of the Oxford Civic Chorus in this week’s  “A Conversation With…” (January 13, 2011, Page 3)

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                A quiet mind in an active body

                For Jimmyle Listenbee, working as a dancer and choreographer has blended naturally with her practice in Zen Buddhism. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with Listenbee on how the Calhoun City native found her way from Sunday school to Eastern philosophy in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 6, 2011, Page 3)

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                  Shifting gears in an art career

                  Tina Lutz, former director of the Tupelo GumTree Museum of Art and GumTree Festival, is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in studio arts with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Mississippi Art Department. Lutz talks with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze about her new shift in her art career in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 30, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    The gift of life’s possibilities

                    John Robert Phillips will get his share of presents this Christmas, but none will mean as much as the everyday gift of his grandmother’s care. Retired teacher Karen Namorato talks about the challenges of helping a child born with both Down syndrome and deafness in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 23, 2010, Page 3A)

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