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
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
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.
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.
Although born in Missouri, Cindy grew up in Flippin and Yellville, Arkansas. After 30+ years working primarily in Human Resources and Training, she is now taking a brief sabbatical while considering the next chapter in her story. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, acting, and walking half-marathons. Cindy resides in Marion County with Read More
By Jeanne Roth PRELUDE As a young girl in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, my dream was to be an artist. At the age of 12, while taking an art class at our local college, I was encouraged by the teacher, who, having witnessed my chalkboard scribbles, mentioned that she thought that I showed artistic promise. That Read More
Jeanne Roth and husband Wayne retired to Gamaliel from St. Louis in 2000. Jeanne taught art in St. Louis County for 20 years and now has the time to make art. The Roth’s former vacation cottage has become “Jeanne d’Art Studio” where Jeanne paints with acrylics and watercolors, and creates collages and assemblages.
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
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.
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