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Saturday, October 25, 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.

Embracing an adopted heritage

Martha Elkins spent two decades in one of Oxford’s most iconic homes, opening it up each spring for the annual pilgrimage. The 98-year-old shares memories with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 5, 2013, Page 3)

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    Positive outlook overcomes injury

    For former Ole Miss cheerleader Walt Shinault, looking forward after a devastating injury was a conscious choice. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the die-hard Rebel fan as he recalled his college days in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (August 29, 2013, Page 3)

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      Mormon mission in the Bible belt

      Sharing your faith door-to-door is no easy task. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Mormon missionaries currently working in Oxford about what it’s like in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (August 22, 2013, Page 3)

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        Quilting a full-time passion

        In the quarter-century since her retirement, Jean Crawford has devoted countless hours to honing her skill as a quilter. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Crawford on how she found her niche in this week’s “A Conversation With..” (August 15, 2013, Page 3A)

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          The Warmth of Wood

          After a tornado destroyed their home, Gerald and Pat Inmon were able to build the log cabin of their dreams. (August 9, 2013, Page 1B, 2B)

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            Coaching skill, caretaker attitude

            From the classroom to the ballfield and everywhere in between, Coach Jimmy Murphrey knows the Lafayette School District campus like nobody else. As a new school year begins, senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to look back over four decades with Murphrey in today’s “A Conversation With…” (August 8, 2013, Page 3)

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              Small-town stage has own rewards

              Ann Marie Hall has joined performers from around north Mississippi this summer in bringing a Broadway favorite to the community stage. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the the local music teacher in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (August 1, 2013, Page 3)

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                Baptism by fire seals ministry life

                From nuclear-power specialist to home inspector, Gene Bramlett’s unlikely path to the ministry culminated in his church’s response to a devastating 2011 tornado. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Bramlett about his story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 25, 2013, Page 3)

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                  Freedom to be fully yourself

                  That’s what keeps Indiana-based nurse scientist Rebecca Winsett involved in summer camps for kids and teens with Type 1 diabetes at Oxford’s Camp Hopewell. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Winsett in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 18, 2013, Page 3)

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                    Building friendships bit-by-bit

                    Gary McKissick has just a few seconds each day to greet folks along his FedEx Ground delivery route — but he makes them count. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the 20-year local deliveryman in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 11, 2013, Page 3)

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