February 28, 2015

Marvelous! Voices: The Simple Things of Christmas

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  By Joanne Bratton Ask any kid what their favorite holiday is, and no doubt they’ll say, “Christmas.” Okay, maybe even any adult. Who doesn’t love the pine-scented coziness, twinkling lights, and homemade treats? (Confession: My favorite is “matzo crack,” a delicious concoction of matzo crackers, toffee, chocolate, and crushed peppermint. So. Addicting.) Growing up Read More

Mindy Fulcher bio

Mindy Fulcher

Mindy Fulcher is a wife, mother, teacher, and designer. Married to Josh Fulcher – sports lover – mommy to sweet little LoLo, and design instructor at ASUMH. Mindy grew up in Viola, AR, is an ASUMH alum, and has been a graphic designer in Memphis and Little Rock. Now she enjoys living back home, raising Read More

Jaren Beavers bio

Jaren Beavers

Jaren Beavers is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in north-central Arkansas. 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 Read More

Nancy Scarpa bio

Nancy Scarpa

  Nancy Lee Scarpa is the community relations director at Good Samaritan Society, Mountain Home. She is an entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, and loyal advocate for women. Nancy has experienced many life challenges and continues to grow and reinvent herself to become all she can be. Her first book, “Rise Above It,” was released in 2011, Read More

Jennifer Seaman bio

Jennifer Crawford Seaman

Fulton County native Jennifer Seaman teaches English and publications at Mountain Home High School. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communication from University of Central Arkansas and an M.S.E. in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University. She and her husband, Jim, live in Mountain Home and recently celebrated their first anniversary.     Read More

Linda Clark bio

Linda Clark

Linda Clark owns LC Creative Productions, a marketing/photography/website business, and is also a graphic designer for Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She and her husband, Hal, have lived in Lakeview on beautiful Bull Shoals Lake for 20 years, where they enjoy boating and fishing with their dog, Lucy.

Pat Durmon bio

Pat Durmon

Pat Durmon is a native Arkansan who lives alongside the White River near Norfork. She thinks of the Ozarks as a little bit of paradise. Pat retired from mental health counseling 10 years ago and now writes free-verse poetry. She has published two books, received the 2007 Sybil Nash Abrams Award from Poets of the Read More

So… You didn’t get a mammogram in the last 12 months?

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  By Pat Durmon If you feel something is not quite right, trust that you know your body. Become proactive. I don’t like mammograms. I mean that. No fun, and you have to put your pride away, wear no deodorant, strip from the waist up, and submit breasts to an ice-cold machine for mammo-squeezes. So Read More

Bio for Kelly Householder-Giuliano

Kelly Householder-Giuliano

  Kelly Householder-Giuliano grew up in Mountain Home, AR, and after living and working across the U.S. with her husband, Peter, in the motion-picture business, has returned to retire on Lake Norfork. She enjoys volunteer work with horses and the performing arts.      

Bio for Judy Loving

Judy Loving

  Judy Loving began boating as a young child in Florida. There, she developed a deep fondness for the independence and adventure that accompany all things nautical. Moving to the Arkansas Ozarks in 1973, she completed her education and began her career. She has lived in Marion County for almost 40 years. Today, Judy and Read More