May 2, 2016

Marvelous! Voices — April/May 2016

By Vicki Garner Some of my earliest and fondest memories are those I have of working in my grandparents’ gardens. My grandmother, Marguerite Slocum Anderson, was one of the first female landscapers in Arkansas. I still remember the enormous weeping willow tree in her large garden in Helena. It was surrounded by row upon row Read More

Bio — Amanda Herd

Amanda Kay Herd works in communications at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and loves capturing the beauty and spirit of the area through photography. She lives in Bull Shoals and spends her leisure time enjoying the outdoors.    

Bio — Jaren Beavers

Jaren Beavers has been capturing photos professionally for nearly 10 years. 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 at Read More

Bio — Joyce Cameron

Joyce Cameron lives in Mountain Home with her husband of 37 years, Mike. She enjoys reading and cooking, both of which she has time to do since retiring from teaching.    

Bio — Marilyn Allen

Marilyn Allen met her husband, Fred, on the first day of school at Baylor University. They’ve been married 52 years. A certified hand therapist, Marilyn owned a hand clinic in Tulsa for 28 years before retiring to the Twin Lakes Area where she and Fred love to fly fish. They have two children and five Read More

Bio — Vicki Garner

Vicki Lindsey Garner, a native Arkansan, moved to Mountain Home in July, 1976 with her husband, Phil, and their children, Edie and Jason. In 1978, Vicki opened Plants Alive, a lawn and garden business. When she closed the shop 10 years later, she worked as a counselor for the Department of Human Services and later Read More

Marvelous! Voices — Reflections on 5 Years

By Deb Peterson When I started Marvelous! five years ago in a corner of my living room, I did it with a little bit of experience and lot of things to learn. I did it with the encouragement of my partner, Tim Malaney, and the support of a lot of people who believed in me. Read More

Sometimes the Best Gift is Allowing Yourself to Receive

  By Cindy Young This time of year is referred to as the season of giving. I have a couple of thoughts about that. First of all, shouldn’t the season of giving be year round? And secondly, it’s important to learn to also be able to graciously receive, a point that was driven home to Read More

Peggy Moody — Bio

Peggy Moody Peggy Moody is a retired community college professor following her dreams to build a home sustainably and explore her passion with fabric. She has shown quilts in two shows, one in Hawaii and recently at the Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild biennial 2015 quilt show. She takes on quilt commissions selectively, preferring to Read More

Cindy Young — Bio

Cindy Young Although born in Missouri, Cindy Young grew up in Flippin and Yellville, Arkansas. She is currently Human Resources Manager at Micro Plastics, Inc. in Flippin. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, acting, and walking half-marathons. Cindy resides in Marion County with her six fur babies (5 cats and one dog, all Read More