Between his skills as an historian and a growing collection of DNA test results, Barry McCain has traced his family’s roots and those of others, too. McCain sits down with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze to discuss how his heritage became both a passion and a writing-and-speaking career in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (January 20, 2011, Page 3)
Columnist Sean Adams shares his secrets of the one-pot wonders to make a hearty winter soup along with sharing a recipe for vegetable stock and roasted pumpkin soup. (January 19, 2011, Page 8)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when a group of University of Mississippi students formed the University Grey who later became Company A of the 11th Mississippi Regiment. (January 14, 2011, Page 3B)
Generations columnist Joanne Wilkinson goes back into her past where she dreamed about the future in today’s Oxford Living. (January 14, 2011, Page 2B)
Knitting enthusiast and columnist Buffy Choinski explains the “boyfriend-sweater curse” in this week’s Oxford Living. (January 14, 2011, Page 2B)
Throughout most of this past week, EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman captured Oxonians of all ages enjoying the rare gift from Mother Nature. Here he includes some of his photos that capture some of the community’s snow-covered landscape sans people. (January 14, 2011, Page 1B)
For Brooke Bagley Worthy, seeking the right outlet for her musical pursuits led to an enthusiastic group of folks who sing just for the fun of it. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the director of the Oxford Civic Chorus in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 13, 2011, Page 3)
Some homeowners are lucky and have their homes sited in areas where the trees seem to have been naturally placed. But for those of us who live in newer subdivisions, where all the trees were removed prior to development, we are challenged with incorporating trees back into our landscapes. Adding trees back will not only improve the appearance of a property but also increase its value. (January 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about when LQ.C. Lamar and Dr. Thomas Dudley Isom were elected to represent Lafayette County in the Secession Convention in 1860 on page 2 B in today’s Oxford Living section. (January 7, 2011, Page 2B)
During a wintersession illustration class at the University of Mississippi Wednesday, students watched as acting assistant art professor Katherine Rhodes Fields demonstrated how to transfer images using a variety of techniques.
Dabbing wintergreen or clove oil on the back of a printed image and using a large wooden spoon, the students watched as Fields transferred a sketch, newspaper photograph and magazine pictures onto a plain piece of paper.
The technique is often used to create collages, Fields said, or to allow artists to take an image from their sketch pad and transfer it to another media. (January 7, 2011, Page 1B)