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Thursday, November 27, 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.

For peace, a personal contribution

Dennis Ward left the quiet safety of Oxford and his office at the Sardis Lake Field Office to spend two years as a civilian contracts manager in Afghanistan. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Ward about why he volunteered in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 3, 2013, Page 3)

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    When the foreign becomes familiar

    Karli Gaillard not only aced her high-school Chinese class, she’s headed to college to further her language study. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Gaillard about how her passion for Chinese was sparked in small-town Mississippi, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 27, 2013, Page 3)

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      The line between needs, wants

      To better help local families through financial crises, Sherry Williams-Jenkins walked away from her own paycheck. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Williams-Jenkins about her choice in this weeks “A Conversation With…” (June 20, 2013, Page 3)

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        Seeking a simple life in paradise

        Ben Power found a place to call home in Oxford, but the lure of island life wins out. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local bartender and special-education teacher as he sets off for the Caribbean in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 13, 2013, Page 3A)

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          Freedom to pursue creative life

          In this week’s Conversation With … senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sits down with Vera Parishikova who developed a love of William Faulkner while living in Russia during the Cold War. (June 6, 2013, Page 3)

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            Opportunity for the next generation

            Chan Patel and his family left Africa to pursue their dreams in the United States. More than 20 years later, the chance to give his children the best education possible makes it all worthwhile. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local hotelier in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 30, 2013, Page 3)

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              Ready to stretch those wings

              As local high-school seniors don their caps and gowns, recall the first taste of grown-up freedom with LHS grad Holly Robinson in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 23, 2013, Page 3)

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                A bold step into the real world

                As Ole Miss grads take their freshly minted degrees out in the world, hear how one young woman has turned her dissertation into a mission of hope in the Delta. Catherine Woodyard puts the “applied” in applied sciences, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 16, 2013, Page 3)

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                  Savoring motherhood’s best moments

                  Her children may be in their 20s, but Kathy Neff still gets to relish the simple joys of sharing her days with little ones. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Neff to see what she learns from them, and what their parents learn from her, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 9, 2013, Page 3A)

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                    Life’s connections lead to Oxford

                    Jesse Danford married the girl next door and followed her family to Mississippi. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the owner of Southland Body & Paint Shop on West Oxford Loop in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 2, 2013, Page 3)

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