November 22, 2014

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

Bio for Phyllis Speer

Phyllis Speer

Phyllis grew up hunting and fishing in Arkansas, and still loves to hunt, fish, canoe, camp, garden, cook, knit, read and play with her grandsons. She is well known for co-producing and appearing on AETN’s “Arkansas Outdoors” program for 20 years, and is now the cook on “Cooking on the Wild Side.” She was inducted Read More

Bio for Matthew and Jaren Beavers

Matthew and Jaren Beavers

Matthew & Jaren Beavers own and operate Start 2 Start Recycling—a unique waste management company with the goal to be environmentally responsible. Matthew is also president of the local Community Tennis Association, and in his spare time enjoys making music with his guitar. Jaren is also a wedding and lifestyle photographer serving north central Arkansas. Read More

Bio for Jan Badovinac

Jan Badovinac

A native of northern Illinois farm country, Jan Badovinac is forever grateful for the path that brought her to the beauty of Arkansas and its kind and generous people.  Jan is a high school librarian and lives in Harrison with her husband and two children.        

Lindsey Hardin Bio

Lindsey Hardin

Lindsey Hardin is a natural foods specialist, certified Food For Life instructor, and owner of Ozark Integrative Wellness Center. She and her husband, Erik, are Mountain Home natives and have a 5-year-old daughter. You can read more about her activities at

Kate Wilmoth Bio

Kate Wilmoth

In 2006 Kate Wilmoth moved to Mountain Home where she currently resides with her husband, Ray. She was first introduced to craft beer when she started managing for Judicious Spirits in 2010 where she is currently employed. Her love of beer and interest in writing has come together in the form of Brew Belles and Read More

Melissa Bitting Bio

Melissa Bitting

Melissa Bitting owns Bitt O’Hunny Photography and works part-time as a customer service associate at Lowe’s. When she’s not behind her camera, she loves baking for her two children and refinishing old furniture. Born and raised in southern California, she now lives with her family in Salem.

Debby Stanuch Bio

Debby Stanuch

An Illinois native, Debby and her husband, Don, retired to the Twin Lakes Area nearly nine years ago. A news junkie, Debby is a reporter for KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news and is the host of Talk of the Town heard weekdays on KTLO-FM. She serves on the board of directors of the Read More

Ellen Chagnon Bio

Ellen Chagnon

Ellen is a botanist and wetland scientist with a B.S. and M.S. in botany from the University of New Hampshire. Having retired to the calm of Arkansas, she spends her time as a Master Naturalist with the North Central chapter, and as a Master Gardener.