Friday, October 24, 2014

Arkansas, My Home

Poetry Day 2014 Program Saturday, October 18, 2014
My poem in program hand-out.

Arkansas, My Home


The trees of summer

invite visitors to stay,

beckoning them to sit beneath them,

relax along lakes and rivers,

throw a line in, take a cruise,

dive in for a swim.

Before visitors realize...

they call Arkansas “home.”


Mary Nida Smith

Monday, October 13, 2014


The Free Verse Poetry Group of Mountain Home, AR, is honored to be hosting the 67th observance of National Poetry Day in Arkansas, in honor of Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni.  The two day event, themed, “ARKANSAS, OUR HOME” will take place October 17th and 18th, 2014.  Friday evening will feature Riverside Poems and a pot luck dinner.  Saturday’s event will take place at the Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County, in Mountain Home.  Featured speaker will be Todd Sukany, language and literature faculty member at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO.  

Diane Stefan,
FVPGMH, Secretary
Poets Roundtable of Arkansas, 2nd VP

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ORAC 6 x 6 Fundraiser

“Six x Six @ 6:00”

October 16 at 6:00 at the Vada Sheid!

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 Photo 1:  LL- Barbara Smock- dog/ LM- Marlene Gremillion-Abstract/ LR-Richard Melborn- trees/ TL- Deborah Lively – trees w/ sunset/ TR- Patricia Corder- flowers
Photo 2: LL- Joy Tegels- butterfly/LM- Jeanne Roth- flowers/ LR- Suzanne Fry- Butterfly/ TL- Patsy Inman- Butterfly/ TR- Janet Emery- Flowers
Photo 3: LL- Beth Fern- flowers/ LM- Patsy Inman-yellow w/flowers/LR- Unknown- Pink Flowers/ TL- Linda Gonzales- Red Flowers/ TR- Suzanne Fry- Red and Blue Flowers
Photo 4: LL- Charlotte Barnhart- school of fish/ LM- Carol Scott- fish/ LR- Unknown- Fish/ TL- Patsy Inman- abstract/ TR- Dana Johnson- Frogs
Photo 5: LL- Kathy Demko- cat/LM—Lisa Gordon- bird/ LR- Judy Brown- Cougar/ TL- Linda O’Neal- bird/ TR-Mary Nida Smith—bird
Photo 6: LL- Sherri Groves- abstract/ LM- Jessica Williams- Yarn design/ LR- AJ Cantrell- Abstract/ TL- Harvey Middleton- Rectangle pattern/ TR- Deborah Lively- Needlepoint chicken
Photo 7: LL- Linda Short- Sail boat/ LM- AJ Cantrell-trees/ LR- Jerry Preator- Trees/ TL- Kathy Demko- River Landscape/ TR- Willard Savadge- River and flowers
Photo 8: LL- Jeanne Roth- Flowers/ LM- Fran Sabia-Tomato?/ LR-Linda O”neal-flower/ TL- unknown- church/ TR- Patsy Inman- Barn/snow
Photo 9: LL- Bobbie Hanson- Trees/ LML- Dan Cohee- Bird/ LMR- Dan Cohee- Bird/ TL- Kathy Demko- Lighthouse/ TR- Willard Savadge- Eagle
Photo 10:  Jim Davis- Ironwork
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 __ Artist Gallery __

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WANTED: Submarine stories for a new book, Submarine Stories of the 20th Century, I am working on for Skyhorse Publishing Inc. Thank you.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Author Diane Fanning, Baxter County Library

True crime author and crime novelist Diane Fanning, will be at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Saturday, October 11, 10:30. Fanning website and Join us.