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Thursday, July 24, 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.

Where food, art come together

For local baker Shannon Adams, the Double Decker Arts Festival expresses the creative culture she’s come to love in Oxford. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the owner of Honey Bee Bakery in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 25, 2013, Page 3A)

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    Rural values open door to success

    As a young man, Willie Williams had to head north for better job opportunities. But the values he learned on the family farm ultimately allowed him to build a business back home. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Williams in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 18, 2013, Page 3)

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      Out of grief, embracing new life

      Sue Gobert could have grieved alone — but her new friends in Oxford didn’t give her a chance. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Gobert about being a newcomer and a new widow in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 11, 2013, Page 3A)

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        The value of patience and a steady hand

        It may not be a value you expect to find in a teenage guy. But for Nick Erwin, learning patience has paid off. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the the local construction student in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (April 4, 2013, Page 3)

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          Where faith, medicine intersect

          For Dr. E. Carroll Stone, practicing medicine was also a chance to practice the character of Christ. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the longtime local physician in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 28, 2013, Page 3)

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            Finding a creative outlet through theater

            Greg Earnest teaches math to community-college students during the day — but after-hours, he’s found his creative calling on the stage. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the director of this week’s play “Fuddy Meers” in “A Conversation With…” (March 21, 2013, Page 3)

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              The freedom of self-promotion

              After spending 20 years promoting other people’s businesses as a radio announcer, Deltrick “Spanky” Foster is focusing on his own venture these days. Hear why in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 14, 2013, Page 3)

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                ‘Drive as you’d want to be driven’

                The little things make all the difference when it comes to steering a 55-passenger bus. Get behind the wheel with Callahan Charters’ most-requested driver, Billy Berry, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (March 7, 2013, Page 3)

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                  Grandfather’s values shape young builder’s success

                  If you ask Todd Paine how he’s led a full career before turning 30, he’ll tell you about afternoons spent tinkering in his grandfather’s shop. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local builder in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 28, 2013, Page 3)

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                    Responding to crises a unique calling

                    From house fires to car crashes, helping people through crisis times requires a special kind of endurance. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with recently retired Oxford Fire Department Capt. Bobby Goolsby in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 21, 2013, Page 3)

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