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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.

From wartime courtship, a lifelong love

Her father predicted their marriage would last six months. Turns out he was right — and then some. For Valentine’s Day, approach the 70-year mark with Burl and Clara Hunt in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

  (February 14, 2013, Page 3)

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    A new mission through heart disease

    Former Family Crisis advocate and educator Jennifer Bobo-Milliner is translating her struggles with congenital heart disease into a new focus. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Bobo-Milliner about how she found hope amid health challenges in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 7, 2013, Page 3)

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      An NFL experience, from the inside out

      When local teacher Jenny Anne Davis watches the Super Bowl on TV, she’s excited, focused – and a little jealous. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the former Denver Broncos secretary as she recalls being part of the John Elway era in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 31, 2013, Page 3)

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        The great retirement back-track

        A year after retiring to Florida from their longtime home of Oxford, Paul and Dot Hale were ready to come back. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the Hales about their story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 24, 2013, Page 3)

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          A journey of courage

          LISTEN — You may not think making music demands bravery — but have you ever had to tell your parents you wanted a career in the performing arts? Clarinet professor Michael Rowlett shares his experience and a perspective for young musicians, in today’s “A Conversation With…”

          (more…) (January 17, 2013, Page 3)

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            Carrying on a family tradition

            For Libby Callicoat, the everyday chores that come with managing her nearly 300-acre farm carry a wealth of meaning. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the former teacher in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 10, 2013, Page 3)

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              Building a life after football

              A decade after he soared through the glory days of Ole Miss football, Cory Robinson has built a life on solid ground. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the Eli-era defensive end in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 3, 2013, Page 3)

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                Starting fresh while respecting the past

                Laura Beth Walker is embracing a new role while following in her mentor’s footsteps. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Oxford’s new head librarian in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 27, 2012, Page 3)

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                  Welcoming new life a joyous calling

                  Sure, it’s step up from a stable, but hospital births call for care and coaching as well. For Christmas, local labor-and-delivery nurse Holly Abel shared her reflections with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” on Page 3. (December 20, 2012, Page 3)

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                    Keeping business within arm’s reach

                    Starting the workday meant simply walking out the back door for Dot Zinn, who still lives directly behind the business strip she and her husband built more than 40 years ago. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the former owner of Handy Andy and the Kream Cup in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 13, 2012, Page 3)

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