December 7, 2016

Let a Christmas Village Inspire Happy Memories

By Diane Ogborn It’s Christmastime again, a time for reflecting on all of the wonderful Christmases I have had with family members who are no longer here, especially my mom, Agnes Yanek. One of my favorite ways of remembering her is by sharing my Christmas village with Hospice House in her memory, something I have Read More

Bio — Estella Tullgren

Born into a family with two varied cultures was the perfect backdrop for Estella Tullgren to become a foodie. Her mother, from Schweinfurt, Germany, and her father, born in the Rio Grand Valley in Donna, Texas, created endless dishes with incredible sauces, delectable pastries, and spicy flavors.      

Bio — Cara Coleman

Cara Coleman is a busy mom to Ford and Whitten, and wife to Brad Coleman. When she isn’t taking her kids from one activity to another, you can find her designing and printing shirts for Pig & Cotton Clothier. She is a lover of all things Southern, and loves cheering for her beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. Read More

Bio — Diane Ogborn

Diane Ogborn grew up in Hammond, Indiana. In 1973, she married her husband, Dave, and in 1982 they moved to Lakeview. The couple has lived in Mountain Home since 1999, when Diane opened the beauty salon Designs by Diane. She has enjoyed being a hair dresser for 50 years. Diane will retire at the end Read More

Marvelous! Voices — Finding Mental Health Through Self-Awareness and Acceptance

By Kim Worlow   “I get to choose the story I tell myself and how I interpret every situation I experience. So do you.”     I spent most of my childhood scared for myself, my sisters and mom. My home was not the safe haven that many children have. My home was filled with Read More

Kim Worlow Bio

With over 25 years of experience in leadership development, Kim Worlow coaches high-level managers and executives on how to become more confident, powerful, and authentic leaders. She lives in Mountain Home with her husband, Randy. You can learn more about Kim at inspiremecoach.com.    

Marvelous! Voices — A Siberian-Ozark Accent

By Nancy Tester | Photograph courtesy of Irena Newland Irena Newland is blossoming in her new life in the Ozarks. A native of Siberia, she came to Mountain Home in 2000 after meeting and marrying Ozark native Charles Newland. “I caught the biggest fish in the White River!” she says. Together, the couple runs Newland’s Read More

Bio — Kevin Pieper

Kevin Pieper is a national award-winning photographer, writer and speaker in north central Arkansas with more than 25 years experience. He is also a biologist. His intimate knowledge of the natural world is evident in his stunning nature images, which both inspire and educate. Kevin has spent his life using photography and the written word to explore Read More

Bio — Brigitte Volltrauer-Shipman

Brigitte has completed the Martha Beck Life Coach Training, is the college and career coordinator for the Mountain Home Public School District, and is the mother of two sons who have shared her struggles and loss. Together they are rebuilding their lives through love and gratitude. You can reach Brigitte at bmvlifecoach.com.      

Bio — Nancy Tester

Nancy Tester is the Executive Director of Twin Lakes Literacy Council, a volunteer agency that offers free tutoring in reading, math, English and computer skills to adults and children in the Twin Lakes area. For more information, call (870) 425-7323.