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.
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.
Watching from his television set Hugh Goforth alwasys holds his breath. During the late 1960s he worked as a NASA contractor and helped American travel into space. He worked on the Saturn V rocket booster which had its first launch in 1967. (May 27, 2010, Page 3A)
A CONVERSATION WITH — Kainen Gilley graduates tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum as part of the Water Valley High School Class of 2010. He transferred to WVHS as a seventh-grader from the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, and has since developed a deep affection for Water Valley schools, and for the teachers, administrators and fellow students who have supported him. He will next spend several months at an independent living facility in Tupelo.
A CONVERSATION WITH — Oxford native Katie Heckel, a campus minister and worship leader in Cleveland, is taking seven students from Delta State University to visit an orphanage in Ghana this month. Sales from a CD of her songs helped raised $3,000 to give to Rafiki Orphanage. (May 13, 2010, Page 3A)
Dr. Son Lam, the son of Chinese shop owners in Saigon, came to the United States as a little boy when his family was sponsored by Tate Street Baptist Church in Corinth. Today, he practices with Oxford Nephrology Associates. Lucy Schultze visits with Lam in this week’s “A Conversation With …” (May 6, 2010, Page 3)