October 20, 2014

Marvelous! Voices — Tamara Styer: My Life Story


  By TAMARA STYER I never did fit inside those lines. I was always that eccentric type that stood out. I always wanted to go against the flow, to just be me. I’ve been a writer since I can remember, always producing tales that made people crawl in their skin (and secretly wonder about my Read More

David Benedict bio

David Benedict

  DAVID BENEDICT Like the women he writes about in The Girls in the (Old, Old) Office, David W. Benedict is an active volunteer for the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, serving as vice president and program/publicity chairman for the organization, and volunteers weekly in the Genealogy Reference Room of the Baxter County Library. Read More

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

Marvelous! Voices — June-July 2014

Jeanne Roth

    By Sandy Barksdale What? You want to buy my painting? I noticed a young couple viewing several of my paintings during the opening reception of an art exhibition. They had studied paintings throughout the gallery, but kept returning to one of mine. Finally, the lady approached me saying, “We love your work, and Read More

M! Voices — So You Want to Garden in Arkansas?


    By Marcia Taylor The women in my family have always gardened—some out of necessity (my grandmother) and some out of love (my mother). I had dabbled with gardening, usually having other priorities and not enough time to properly devote, but when my husband, Schuyler Brower, and I bought a cottage in Cotter in 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.        

Marvelous Voices — Phyllis Speer

Phyllis Speer quail hunting.

   By Phyllis Speer I sit about 15 feet off the ground in a tree stand as dawn approaches. The sky is clear, the stars shine brightly and the air is crisp and cold. I hear coyotes in the distance howling to each other. Just over the ridge, down by the river, a barred owl Read More