September 19, 2014

Bio for Kelly Householder-Giuliano

Kelly Householder-Giuliano

  Kelly Householder-Giuliano grew up in Mountain Home, AR, and after living and working across the U.S. with her husband, Peter, in the motion-picture business, has returned to retire on Lake Norfork. She enjoys volunteer work with horses and the performing arts.      

Bio for Judy Loving

Judy Loving

  Judy Loving began boating as a young child in Florida. There, she developed a deep fondness for the independence and adventure that accompany all things nautical. Moving to the Arkansas Ozarks in 1973, she completed her education and began her career. She has lived in Marion County for almost 40 years. Today, Judy and Read More

Bio for Sandy Barksdale

Sandy Barksdale

  Avid fly fishers, Sandy Barksdale and husband Bill moved to the Mountain Home area in 2004 to be near their favorite fly fishing tailwater, the White River. In 2005, she picked up her long-forgotten paint brushes to return to her art studio. Sandyʼs artwork has won awards in numerous juried exhibitions. She is co-founder Read More

Bio for Jan Peitz

Jan Peitz

  Retired from her leadership roles as a certified operating room nurse, Jan Peitz now enjoys the most fulfilling role of her career—cancer resource coordinator at the Peitz Cancer Support House. She serves on the ASUMH Development Council, volunteers for the North Central Arkansas Food Bank, and is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. She loves Read More

Marvelous! Voices — Tamara Styer: My Life Story


  By TAMARA STYER I never did fit inside those lines. I was always that eccentric type that stood out. I always wanted to go against the flow, to just be me. I’ve been a writer since I can remember, always producing tales that made people crawl in their skin (and secretly wonder about my Read More

David Benedict bio

David Benedict

  DAVID BENEDICT Like the women he writes about in The Girls in the (Old, Old) Office, David W. Benedict is an active volunteer for the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, serving as vice president and program/publicity chairman for the organization, and volunteers weekly in the Genealogy Reference Room of the Baxter County Library. Read More

Janet Taber bio

Janet Taber

  JANET TABER Janet Ebrite Taber is a freelance writer who lives on the family’s farm in Ozark County, Missouri. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she has been a fulltime homemaker and farmer’s wife for more than 40 years. It was only after becoming a grandmother (of five adorable and perfect grandchildren!) that Read More

Neil Chandler bio

Neil Chandler

  NEIL CHANDLER Retiring after 30 years as a CPA, Neil Chandler moved with his family to Mountain Home in 1987. While golfing, acting, and singing hobbies continued as in his prior life, he began a new endeavor by writing and publishing a 1940s growing-up memoir in 1995. Since then he has published an additional Read More

Marvelous! Voices — June-July 2014

Jeanne Roth

    By Sandy Barksdale What? You want to buy my painting? I noticed a young couple viewing several of my paintings during the opening reception of an art exhibition. They had studied paintings throughout the gallery, but kept returning to one of mine. Finally, the lady approached me saying, “We love your work, and Read More

M! Voices — So You Want to Garden in Arkansas?


    By Marcia Taylor The women in my family have always gardened—some out of necessity (my grandmother) and some out of love (my mother). I had dabbled with gardening, usually having other priorities and not enough time to properly devote, but when my husband, Schuyler Brower, and I bought a cottage in Cotter in Read More