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 CONVERSATION WITH — Eddie Willis is starting a new phase of his life back on the Ole Miss campus at the Wesley Foundation ministry. For many weeks before students set foot on campus Willis was busy preparing a place for them. Now that the students have arrived, Willis is ready to begin his position he sees as a “ministry coach” and help the group grow back into a healthier size. (August 26, 2010, Page 3)
A CONVERSATION WITH — As this fall’s new crop of kindergartners start school, Ginger Kizer marvels at how big they’ve grown. Of course, the first time she saw many of them, they were barely bigger than a pea. The registered nurse and ultrasound technician at Oxford Clinic for Women talks about the thrill of sharing parents’ joy, the surprise of discovering twins and the challenge of keeping secrets. (August 19, 2010, Page 3)
Oxford EAGLE’s Guest Writer Anne Steel recently visited with Jilleen Moore, a favorite among young readers at Square Books Jr., where she has nutured readers for seven years. (August 12, 2010, Page 3A)
Oxford EAGLE columnist Angela Hensley interviews Mike Foster, an alumnus of Lafayette High School and now the district superintendent, is ready for yet another school year. (August 5, 2010, Page 3)
Oxford EAGLE guest writer, Father Joe Tonos, recently visited with Mary Wamble Leary, which gave her the opportunity to tell a bit about her life, her choices and her “bunch of kids.” (July 29, 2010, Page 3)
The Oxford EAGLE’s Guest Writer Pat Ward visits with Dr. Craig Williams to talk about what makes a house a home. (July 23, 2010, Page 3A)
Ashley Fly has played the role of teacher’s assistant, cultural guide, translator and even life coach for her Spanish students at the University of Mississippi. (July 15, 2010, Page 3)
Although Gary Short grew up out west and has traveled the world, he now calls Oxford home. Read about the current visiting writer for the University’s Master of Fine Arts and Creative Writing program. (July 8, 2010, Page 3A)
Pari Bhatt, 32, never considered living in the U.S. Now the little girl who grew up in Baroda, India is living in the Oxford community. Bhatt works for the University and is a local leader in the Adventure Divas.
Going to the doctor can be a scary experience but not for patients at the Oxford Pediatric Group Clinics. Nurse Delois Holmes has been practicing for fourteen years. She has become a clinic favorite caring for a generation of area toddlers and teens.