September 3, 2015

Marvelous! Voices — California Girl Living in an Arkansas World

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman and fiancé Johnnie.

By Pamela Emenger-Hoffman “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne Ten years ago I would have laughed if you told me I would be living in Arkansas, but after visiting here on vacation over the years, I fell in love with the natural beauty of this state. Johnnie, my Read More

Gabriela Schaar Ford — bio

Gabriela Scaar Ford

Gabriela Schaar Ford was born and raised in Mexico City. After falling in love with Tom Ford, who introduced her to Mountain Home, she relocated to the beautiful Ozarks, where she became an active volunteer in the community. She is passionate about lifelong learning and is currently completing her master’s degree in education. She owns Read More

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman — Bio

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman grew up in Long Beach, California. She retired as President/CEO of the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce in November 2014 and moved to Bull Shoals. Recently married to her best friend, Johnnie Hoffman, they have five children and one grandchild. Pamela enjoys volunteer work, hiking, reading, yoga, genealogy research, and spending time with Read More

Patten Traver — Bio

Patten Traver

Patten Traver lives with his two daughters in Mountain Home. He is co-owner of Scuba Doo Dive Shop.      

Susan Varno — Bio

Susan Varno

Susan Varno and her husband, Richard, moved to Dolph from the Chicago area in 1999. She became interested in local history when she wrote the book Trimble Campground Church, The First 150 Years. With encouragement from Gloria Gushue Sanders and CORE, Susan has researched and written over 40 historical signs for Calico Rock’s Main Street, Read More

Marvelous! Voices — Gail Clark

Ruth Ann and Gail at Paint & Sip, March 2015.

 By Gail Clark “Art with a twist? Okay … sounds like fun. Go ahead and count me in.” I had received a call from a friend to let me know that she and a few others wanted to reschedule a meeting because Lucinda Blair was working with Deb Peterson at Marvelous! to organize this “Art Read More

Bio — Gail Clark

Gail Clark

GAIL CLARK Gail Clark moved with her family to north central Arkansas in 1997 and has been serving the community in the financial services industry ever since, the past six years with Edward Jones. She has a passion for life and bringing happiness to everyone she meets. She tries to start each day by searching Read More

Bio — Brenda Allen

Brenda Allen

  Brenda Allen Brenda has worked in the medical, insurance, television, construction, real estate, beauty, and fashion industries. Her passions include art, antiques, writing, interior design, fashion, travel, activities on our beautiful lakes, and volunteering. She serves on the CARTI Committee as fashion show chairperson for Splash Into Spring. Brenda lives with husband Dennis on Read More

Bio — Ann Harned

Ann Harned

  Ann Harned Ann Harned is the business manager for Mountain Home Public Schools. She has many years of experience as a CPA in both private and public accounting sectors. She started first grade at MH in 1960, graduated in 1972, is married to a 1965 alum, and is the proud parent of three MHHS Read More

Marvelous! Voices — Wardrobe Malfunctions

Pink suit shutterstock_221001226

By Ann Harned Did you know the term “wardrobe malfunction” was not always a show biz term? For me, those particular incidents usually involve a business suit—unstaged, unplanned, and thankfully unphotographed. It was the 80’s, and in my world that meant some busy workday mornings. With little boys aged 3 and 1, our best strategy Read More