December 18, 2014

Christy Keirn bio

Christy Keirn

  Christy C. Keirn is the director of communications and institutional advancement at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She and her husband, Bud, live in Mountain Home, where they enjoy life in a log home full of books.      

Dawn Reithel bio

Dawn Reithel

  After a career in marketing, public relations, advertising, and sales promotion, Dawn Reithel moved to Arkansas in 1988 and started working for Beaman Realty in sales, while also writing for The Baxter Bulletin as a reporter and features columnist. She loves swimming, hiking, walking, yoga, and most especially, reading. She speaks to groups about Read More

Jessica Brown bio

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is a native of the Twin Lakes Area and currently lives in Cotter with husband Bill and their 4-year-old son. She is an avid wakeboarder, travel enthusiast, and book worm, and she loves spending as much time on the lake and the Buffalo River as possible! She is passionate about exercise, sport, and Read More

Joanne Bratton bio

Joanne Bratton

  Joanne Bratton is a writer who also enjoys making homegrown herbal products and upcycling anything that strikes her fancy. She lives in Mountain Home with her husband, Justin, two children, and two tortoiseshell cats.

Nicole Vaccarella Bio

Nicole Vaccarella

  Nicole Graham Vaccarella grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas and returned to Mountain Home with her husband, Dana.  She works as General Counsel at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  She enjoys gardening and is an avid reader.   Nicole and Dana have two young daughters, Samantha and Alea, and spend most of their time just trying Read More

Tina Bradley bio

Tina Bradley

Tina Bradley is Director of Library Services at Arkansas State University Mountain Home. She is a Mountain Home native whose love of reading began early in life and eventually led to her first job, at age 15, at the Baxter County Library. Tina has a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and a master’s degree in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University.   Read More

Marvelous! Voices: The Simple Things of Christmas

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  By Joanne Bratton Ask any kid what their favorite holiday is, and no doubt they’ll say, “Christmas.” Okay, maybe even any adult. Who doesn’t love the pine-scented coziness, twinkling lights, and homemade treats? (Confession: My favorite is “matzo crack,” a delicious concoction of matzo crackers, toffee, chocolate, and crushed peppermint. So. Addicting.) Growing up Read More

Mindy Fulcher bio

Mindy Fulcher

Mindy Fulcher is a wife, mother, teacher, and designer. Married to Josh Fulcher – sports lover – mommy to sweet little LoLo, and design instructor at ASUMH. Mindy grew up in Viola, AR, is an ASUMH alum, and has been a graphic designer in Memphis and Little Rock. Now she enjoys living back home, raising Read More

Jaren Beavers bio

Jaren Beavers

Jaren Beavers is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in north-central Arkansas. When she is not shooting people or making moms cry, she and her husband, Matthew, enjoy eco-friendly living and spending time with family and friends in the beautiful Ozarks that they are proud to call home. You can view more of her portfolio Read More

Nancy Scarpa bio

Nancy Scarpa

  Nancy Lee Scarpa is the community relations director at Good Samaritan Society, Mountain Home. She is an entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, and loyal advocate for women. Nancy has experienced many life challenges and continues to grow and reinvent herself to become all she can be. Her first book, “Rise Above It,” was released in 2011, Read More