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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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.

Unlocking the secrets of the Mississippi Delta

Photojournalist Alysia Steele may be new to Mississippi, but she’s earned some its hardest-sought stories — along with four dozen adopted grandmothers. Hear about her work with Missionary Baptist church mothers in the Delta in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 17, 2014, Page 3)

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    There’s nothing like just being there

    Mary Donnelly Haskell is the subject for this week’s Conversation with …. Donnelly and her husband made Oxford their home four years ago. She and several other performers will present favorite songs from Broadway and movie musicals in “Sounds of State and Screen,” set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. (April 10, 2014, Page 3A)

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      A broom and a mop, a song and a prayer

      As a custodian at Hume Hall, Sheila Lewis prepares the halls and classrooms for mathematics students and faculty members. Hear how faith and relationships add flavor to a routine job in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 3, 2014, Page 3)

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        A fresh vision of familiar beauty

        Lucius Lamar was raised in Oxford and studied art at Ole Miss, but two decades away from home gave him a new perspective on the rural landscape. He shares the story behind his upcoming Southside Gallery show in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 27, 2014, Page 3)

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          Embracing the public relations of policing

          For OPD officer Weaver Cain, serving as school resource officer at Bramlett Elementary School means both protecting Oxford’s smallest students and promoting a positive image of the police force. Hear a different take on law enforcement in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 20, 2014, Page 3A)

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            A wary journey into foreign land

            The son of a migrant farmer, Bulmaro Reveles came from Mexico to the United States as a young teenager. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Reveles and how he became a business owner in Oxford in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 13, 2014, Page 3)

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              A vision for missions

              Local optometrist Dr. William Strickland has been a frequent part of medical missions efforts through the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. Hear about his latest opportunity to restore vision for villagers in Honduras in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 6, 2014, Page 3)

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                Finding community in solo sports

                Each sport in triathlon competition may be about the individual athlete — but for Kevin McGee, the people involved make it all worthwhile. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local athletic-gear supplier in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 27, 2014, Page 3)

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                  From broken heart to newfound mission

                  As she looks ahead to retirement, Kathy Brummett is educating herself and others on the cause she’s felt called to champion. Brummett shared how  her heart was stirred for the victims of human trafficking in today’s “A Conversation With…” (February 20, 2014, Page 3)

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                    The business of beauty

                    David Naron got his start as a delivery driver at Oxford Floral and, a decade later, bought the business. Naron shared his experience with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 13, 2014, Page 3)

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