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THE DART: Becky Fisher enjoys working, spending time with her cat

Oxford resident Becky Fisher, 43, was found inside the laundry mat on North Lamar Saturday waiting with a family member to wash and dry a buggy full of clothing.

“I’ve been living in Oxford since I was a baby,” she said.

Fisher, who attended Lafayette High School, said she has fond memories of being in school.

“High school was fun,” she said. “I’ve just mostly stayed at home after high school.”

However, today, Fisher works part-time at a local restaurant, where she has been able to earn money to help her family.

“I work at McDonald’s,” she said. “I make a little bit of money to help out from month to month.”

Some of her responsibilities include cleaning.

“I do the main lobby,” she said. “I wipe off the tables. Sometimes, I help my sister. We both work at McDonald’s.”

Fisher said her mother drives both sisters to work.

She said the best part of her job is getting paid.

“I like to get paid every two weeks,” she said.

Fisher said she attended church on Thanksgiving and enjoyed the events.

Most of the time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her cat, Scuba.

She said she’s ready for Christmas, but thinks the holidays come a little too close together.

About LaReeca Rucker

LaReeca Rucker is a writer, reporter and adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she spent a decade at the Gannett-owned Clarion-Ledger - Mississippi's largest daily newspaper - covering stories about crime, city government, civil rights, social justice, religion, art, culture and entertainment for the paper's print and web editions. She was also a USA Today contributor.

This year, she received a first place award from the Mississippi Press Association for “Best In-Depth Investigative Reporting.” The story written in 2014 for The Oxford Eagle chronicles the life of a young mother with two sons who have epilepsy, and details how she is patiently hoping legalized cannabis oil experimentation will lead to a cure for their disorder.

Her website is www.lareecarucker.com.

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