Arkansas native Ashley McBryde to present concert at ASUMH’s “Heroes and Legends” event November 9

Who:  Ashley McBryde – “Heroes and Legends” Concert

What:  ASUMH’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event, “Heroes and Legends”

When: November 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home

Sponsored by:  Lt. Col. Mary Walker, U.S. Army Retired; Capt. Robert Walker, U.S. Army Veteran; KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot

Tickets:  On sale August 16 at 10:00 a.m. — Veterans are FREE for Show, BBQ, and Veteran’s Fair; Veteran’s Guest $10 for Show, BBQ, and Veteran’s Fair; $15 Reserved Seating on Floor and $10 Reserved Seating in Risers

Required:  Military ID to receive FREE tickets available at The Sheid Box Office only.

No Cash or Checks

Credit/Debit Cards Only

From the Artist’s Website:

Ashley McBryde, the fierce singer/songwriter who The Tennessean vows is “worth discovering” and Rolling Stone calls a “Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut with her heartrending ode-to-self, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” which she released last month due to demand. She also performed her emotive single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” that night, a song that has consistently hoovered in the Top 5 of SiriusXM’s “The Highway’s Top 30.” Today, the video makes its video debut on CMT and in a poignant narrative that was filmed in Watertown, Tennessee, the small town just outside of Music City where the Arkansas-native currently calls home.

McBryde co-wrote “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” with Nicolette Hayford and Jesse Rice, sharing “We had all had a really bad day.  Not ‘one of the worst days of my life,’ but I had one of those days where nothing was going right. I got a crack in my windshield on my way to work, I got sick, and had broken a guitar string all within an hour and a half.  On top of that my co-writer, Jesse, was late, but bless his heart, when he walked in we could tell he had had a night and a morning that was just as rough as ours. That’s how we got on the subject of having the worst day ever, and that’s when Jesse started talking about his car breaking down in Dahlonega, GA.”

So, when it came time to capture the essence of the song, McBryde turned to director and filmmaker, ACM Video of the Year award-winner Reid Long (Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood”), who slated many of McBryde’s friends as extras in the performance scene at the bar just down the road from where that tattooed 33-year-old lives since moving to middle Tennessee by way of Memphis 11 years ago.

“I am really excited and proud that we were able to film it in the Watertown/Lebanon area with real people, having a real-good time,” McBryde adds. “Reid was really able to capture the energy surrounding this song, because you can’t fake something like that.”

McBryde began making headlines while working as an independent singer/songwriter due to her raw lyrics and vocal prowess and has since been tapped to open for the likes of Eric Church, Willie Nelson, and Chris Stapleton.

“A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” and “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” are a taste of McBryde’s highly anticipated upcoming album produced by Jay Joyce.

McBryde is set to finish off summer with festival performances across the country before joining Eric Church and The Brothers Osborne on the road for select dates in September.

“A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” was also added today to CMT’s Next Women of CountrySpotify playlist.

Learn more about Ashley at or follow her on Facebook at, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

ASUMH announces July CNA Graduates

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) recently honored graduates of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to earn the nursing assistant certification. Students finished their course work in four weeks. ASUMH instructors Traci Ohler RN, presented the graduates with their certificates.

For information on upcoming classes or scholarships, contact ASUMH Health Science Coordinator Sarah Smith at 870-508-6266 or e-mail

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open-access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students in north-central Arkansas. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year from its campus located at 1600 South College Street in Mountain Home, AR 72653. For more information on the educational opportunities available at ASUMH, phone 1-870-508-6100 or visit the website

July CNA Graduates: IMG_7396

Back Row from Left to Right: Seth Wood of Mountain Home, AR; Kristin Moody of Mountain Home, AR; Emery Davis of Mountain Home, AR; Sonja Tesch of Mountain Home, AR; Becky Caples of Bull Shoals, AR; Eric Byrd of Mountain Home, AR; Traci Ohler, RN Instructor.

Front Row from Left to Right: Daisy Haggard of Gassville, AR; Nicole Rodriguez of Mountain Home, AR; Haley Medley of Gassville, AR; Alexis Lewis of Norfork, AR; Tiffany Bond of West Plains, MO.

Friday Night Block Party on the Square – This Weekend

Friday night block party (1)Please join us on the Square at 7 o’clock for College Night!

ASUMH is sponsoring the Mountain Home Friday Night Block Party this Friday!

Our graduates Mason Campbell, Alex Hicks, Craig Estes and Mason Bassford will be the featured entertainment with their awesome group, Mellow Mountain Band. There will be lots of give-aways, free hot dogs and door prizes, too!

Wear an ASUMH shirt, bring a lawn chair, kick back and have some fun with us.

Curtis and Priscilla Grant fund non-traditional student scholarships at ASUMH

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With a gift of a reproduction 1929 Mercedes Gazelle, and other significant contributions, Curtis and Priscilla Grant of Monkey Run, AR, have established support for non-traditional student scholarships to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) in memory of Carl Velner.  These gifts were made to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s Foundation.

The vehicle will be used to generate revenue to support student scholarships. Additionally, the Grants have made other non-cash gifts appraised in excess of $50,000.  These gifts will also be converted to cash to establish the Carl Velner Non-Traditional Student Scholarship.

Both Priscilla and Curtis Grant are residents of the Twin Lakes Area and Mr. Grant is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Velner was also a Navy veteran, both having served with submarine duty.

Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH, said “We are very appreciative of the Grant’s generosity and compassion demonstrated through these gifts that will support so many of our students in the future.”

For information on scholarships and financial aid at ASUMH, contact Sherrie Hughes at (870) 508-6241 or email Advising and registration for all students is ongoing through August 18.  Classes begin August 21.

Photo:  (left to right) Dr. Robin Myers, ASUMH Chancellor; Priscilla Grant; Curtis Grant

Local PEO Sisterhood Chapter Funds Scholarship at ASUMH

A recent donation by PEO Sisterhood Chapter D O of $1,000 was recently presented to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers by club officers Caroline Carroll and Cynthia Dalrymple. The donation, which will be added to the ASUMH General Scholarship Fund, is designated for full-time female students seeking any degree from ASU-Mountain Home. The scholarship is open to entering freshmen with a high school diploma from Baxter or Marion counties. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities at ASUMH, contact Sherrie Hughes at (870) 508-6241.

ASUMH Holds Young Manufacturers Academy

IMG_1442 editWhat can you make with horseshoes, nails and bolts?  A horseshoe crab, of course!

A group of 17 local students spent last week building the crabs with those materials and learning more about life and the working world.

The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) Technical Center hosted seventh through tenth-grade students at Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) last week. The program helps to teach students about manufacturing, robotics, sales and marketing, and team building.

The academy started Monday (July 10) with the students learning safety for manufacturing environments. Once they covered all the basics, from steel-toed boots, to gloves and safety goggles, they moved on to teamwork.  In groups, the students competed to see who could construct the tallest tower using just paper clips, rubber bands, straws and toothpicks.  The winning team’s tower reached more than six-feet tall.  The projects were judged by ASUMH’s apprenticeship students from Baxter Healthcare, Inc.

On Tuesday, students toured the largest manufacturing plant in the Twin Lakes area, Baxter Healthcare, Inc. The tour gave students an idea of what today’s advanced manufacturing looks like – lots of robots, computers and automation.  They saw first-hand that to work in this type of environment takes highly-skilled training.  Back at the Technical Center, they toured the state’s own Be Pro Be Proud customized, interactive trailer loaded with information, skills challenges and more. The mobile unit features 12 high-demand, high-wage career opportunities, including plumbing, computer programming, diesel technology, tool and die making, and welding.

Wednesday was a full day of welding where lots of horseshoe crabs were created.  Thursday, students worked on Computer Numerical Control machines and milled their own puzzle pieces out of blocks of aluminum.  Friday, they made wallets and long-stemmed roses out of duct tape, an activity designed to simulate an environment of a production line that involved using assigned materials, following detailed instructions, problem solving, and measuring to produce a finished product.

Several area companies, like Baxter Healthcare and Ranger Boats, helped make the academy a no-cost experience for students. Mountain Home public schools provided transportation for the students. Haas, a national manufacturing company, provided materials, funding and their time, sending a manager to show the students how to use milling equipment.  Janel Cotter, an official at the technical center, said the academy received a $5,000 grant from the Haas Foundation to help pay for the event.

“The Young Manufacturers Academies are a valuable and important part of sharing with young people the opportunities that exist and the skills sets needed in today’s manufacturing world. “We believe in this program and its impact,” said Michael Garner, Vice President of Sales for the Haas Factory Outlet. “The Gene Haas Foundation has been one of the industry’s strongest advocates and has given in excess of $175,000 to workforce initiatives earlier this year. We are extremely grateful for the support of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce in this important work.”

Statewide, more than 300 seventh through tenth grade students began participating in the YMA program, which has a primary goal of growing and developing the manufacturing workforce pipeline in these middle grades, a critical juncture in need of particular attention.

For more information on the ASUMH Technical Center or Young Manufacturers Academy, contact Janel Cotter at (870) 508-6133.



CHICAGO – The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Arkansas State University System for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to GFOA.

“I’m very proud of our financial team for this honor,” said Dr. Charles L. Welch, president of the ASU System. “Julie Bates in our system office and Myra Goodwin and Russ Hannah on the Jonesboro campus do a terrific job of working with all of our campus CFOs to ensure quality reporting. It’s nice to be recognized nationally for strong financial and disclosure practices.”

An impartial GFOA panel judged the ASU System’s financial report and determined it met the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

Government Finance Officers Association of Chicago is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.

The ASU System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,000 students throughout Arkansas and includes Arkansas State University, a four-year research institution in Jonesboro with an instructional site in Paragould; ASU-Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy and an instructional site at the Little Rock Air Force Base; ASU-Mountain Home; ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; and ASU Mid-South in West Memphis. For more information about the ASU System, visit or follow on Twitter @ASUSystem.

ASUMH Seventh Performing Arts Series Announced

Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH) announces its seventh performing arts series season with a lineup of Broadway, symphony, comedy, theater and Irish dance.  The series, which began in 2011, provides a full year of performances, lectures, concerts and more.

Season ticket sales begin August 17. A season ticket, priced at $130, plus fees, includes admission to each show in the series and saves $30 off the price of tickets, if purchased individually. Individual show ticket sales begin August 31.  Patrons of the performing arts at ASUMH may purchase tickets ahead of this schedule, according to their giving level. For more information on patron benefits or to make a patron contribution, call Sarah Sikes at 870-508-6105.

September 14, Thursday at 7 p.m.

Haley Cultural Arts Endowment presents

O Sole Trio, “Bravissimo Broadway”

$20 Adults, $10 Students *plus fees

Returning to ASUMH after a hit performance in 2016, O Sole Trio brings “Bravissimo Broadway” to the Dykstra stage. “Bravissimo Broadway” combines classic show tunes from the most beloved Broadway musicals, with their own breathtaking and unique arrangements. The performance includes highlights from shows such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Phantom of the Opera, mixed with outstanding original arrangements, such as the hauntingly beautiful “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, in three-part harmony, and a gorgeous ‘mash-up’ of Ghost: The Musical’s hits “With You” and “Unchained Melody.”

O Sole Trio is a vibrant classical crossover ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin.

The trio has performed sold-out concerts all over the United States, Canada and the UK, including at such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Redlands Bowl in California (to a crowd of 6,000+), and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. O Sole Trio’s shows are both touching and humorous. The trio breathes new life into familiar favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements.

Their first show at ASUMH, “From Pavarotti to Pop,” featured a program of beloved Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs, and jazz and pop standards made popular by such singers as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Connie Francis and Andrea Bocelli.


September 25, Monday at 6 p.m.

Gaston Lecture Series

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the Hubble mission is as scientifically productive as possible.  Previously, Wiseman headed Goddard’s Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. She started her career at NASA in 2003 as the program scientist for Hubble and several other astrophysics missions at NASA headquarters.

Wiseman’s scientific expertise is centered on the study of star forming regions in our galaxy using a variety of tools, including radio, optical and infrared telescopes.

As an undergraduate, Wiseman studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff.  She then earned a Ph.D. in astronomy at Harvard University. Wiseman is a 1983 graduate of Mountain Home High School.


October 19, Thursday at 7 p.m.

Arvest Concert Series presents

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Free Admission; No Ticket Required

New Horizons Ensemble is a six-member acoustic instrumental/folk/jazz, live touring version of the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) chart-topping “On Eagle Mountain” release. Todd Mosby weaves personal stories, visual media and lighting to engage audiences emotionally, visually, and sonically in “On Eagle Mountain.”

A guitarist’s guitarist, Mosby is a two-time Global Music Award recipient and made it on the 2017 Grammy ballot in three categories. In addition, “On Eagle Mountain” was nominated in 2017 for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album and Mosby as Best New Artist by ZMR, and for Best Acoustic Guitar Album by One World Music.

Mosby is an innovative guitarist, composer and improviser who creates an intriguing combination of New Age, jazz, folk and world music. A lineup of Grammy nominated/winning performers joins Mosby in delivering a performance that has transformed lives.

Featured with Mosby are Michael Manring (Grammy-nominated bass player); Jeff Haynes (Grammy- winning percussionist); Premik Tubbs (Santana, Mclaughlin, Sting woodwind player); Bryan & Lola (piano, vocals, and guitar).


October 26, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Wonder Bread Years

$20 Adults, $10 Students *plus fees

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Bread Years” starring former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell, is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying this show that not only restores a much-needed sense of child-like wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire wagon, “The Wonder Bread Years” is a comic bulls-eye for baby boomers everywhere.


November 30, Thursday at 7 p.m.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays

$30 Adults, $15 Students *plus fees

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), incorporated in 1966, now performs over 60 concerts per season, including the Masterworks and Pops concerts. In addition, the orchestra has a Chamber Series, River Rhapsodies, at the Clinton Presidential Center, ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts; plus a busy schedule of statewide touring, chamber music, and educational performances in numerous venues, and collaborations with Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Through ASO education programs, more than 40,000 children each year experience the magic of music. Now in its 50th season, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is led by conductor Philip Mann.

Comprising the state’s most sought-after professional musicians, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is heard by more than 165,000 Arkansans each year, and consistently plays to high critical praise.


February 14, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland

$25 Adults, $12.50 Students *plus fees

Presented by America’s longest-running touring theatre company, National Players, “Alice in Wonderland” is a show for all ages. An Alice for our time, a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projection and puppets help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. This production marks another National Players world premiere, following the successes of “The Giver” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” here in Mountain Home.


March 4, Sunday at 3 p.m.

Rhythm of the DanceRhythm 2014 selection Wim Lanser-168

$30 Adults, $15 Students *plus fees

Since the creation of “Rhythm of the Dance” in 1998, it has toured consistently internationally and continues to achieve greater critical acclaim year after year.

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand-year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern-day stage show.

Internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world, “Rhythm of the Dance” has a wonderful, gifted young cast of 22 dancers; a live band of musicians; and three Irish tenors, featuring live performances from the entire troupe. This show has been performed for over seven million fans, winning critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 36 countries.


March 13, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Gaston Lecture Series

John Maxwell – “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?”

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

“Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” is a one-man show based on the life of William Faulkner.  Classic Southern storyteller John Maxwell has toured with this very funny and deeply moving production for more than twenty years to 12 foreign countries and across most of the United States.

Included are recollections of Mr. Faulkner’s days in Hollywood writing screenplays for Clark Gable and Howard Hawks; stories about his family that are both hilarious and touching, an amusing and highly insightful Q-and-A session with an imaginary English class, and much more. The production ends with a wonderful offering of The Nobel Prize acceptance speech he delivered at Stockholm. It’s a powerful evening of theater and literature, entertainment and enlightenment!


April 8, Sunday at 2 p.m.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story4-small

$35 Adults, $17.50 Students *plus fees

Straight from Broadway, “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on what came to be known as “the day the music died.” The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy,” “Rave On” and “Raining in My Heart,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”


Buddy Holly’s brief life has become the stuff of legend. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is a celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles, and it catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that was Buddy Holly, and wraps it up into a package that has become the world’s most successful rock & roll musical.


April 22, Sunday at 2 p.m.

Arvest Concert Series

Singing Men of Arkansas

Free Admission; No Ticket Required

Singing Men of Arkansas is an amazing choral group. Its auditioned members are all volunteers who enjoy singing together and having fun doing it. They enjoy a broad variety of repertoire, and inspire and entertain audiences with their dynamic choral performances. The idea for Singing Men of Arkansas (SMA) began on October 9, 2007, at a local restaurant with a conversation between two men experienced in vocal participation, presentation and leadership. On October 31, 2007, the idea had expanded to a governing council of seven men and an outstanding choral leader and director with national and international experience, Mike Bedford. By the end of that day the name Singing Men of Arkansas was selected. Today, the group totals 48 members.


Season ticket sales begin August 17 and individual ticket sales begin August 31.  Ordering tickets is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Online – Available 24/7 through the secure, online ordering system, iTickets
  2. Phone – 870-508-6280 or toll-free 800-965-9324
  3. In Person – Box office hours are MondayFriday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The box office also opens one hour prior to performances and during intermission. The Sheid is located on the ASUMH campus at 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR

Fees (*) are charged by the online ticketing company, iTickets, and are applicable to tickets purchased both online, over the phone, or in person.

No tickets are required for the Arvest Concert Series or the Gaston Lecture Series and seating is not reserved.  For all performing arts events, ASUMH provides a complimentary shuttle service from the parking lots to The Sheid. For more information, contact Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at ASUMH, at 870-508-6109.

FREE Ready2GetAhead (R2GA) Classes Offered at ASUMH

The Pipeline to Advanced Manufacturing program at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will be holding a free week-long class July 24- 28, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00, each day. The event, called Ready2GetAhead (R2GA), is geared for people of any age who are looking for employment or looking to move from entry-level jobs into higher-level employment.

Courses during the week-long event will cover Cooking Matters, Shopping Matters, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, Ready2Work and the Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate. There will also be guest speakers from local employers.

Lunch will be provided each day. Those who complete the 40-hour training will receive a $125 stipend/gift card. Students must preregister by Wednesday July 19, 2017, by calling Kim Lovelace at (870) 508-6261.

ASUMH Announces June CNA Graduates

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) recently honored graduates of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to earn the nursing assistant certification. Students finished their course work in four weeks. ASUMH instructors Amy Clark, RN, presented the graduates with their certificates.

For information on upcoming classes or scholarships, contact ASUMH Health Science Coordinator Sarah Smith at 870-508-6266 or e-mail

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open-access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students in north-central Arkansas. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year from its campus located at 1600 South College Street in Mountain Home, AR 72653. For more information on the educational opportunities available at ASUMH, phone 1-870-508-6100 or visit the website

June CNA Graduates:

June 2017 CNA

Front Row (left to right): Micky Hall of Bakersfield, MO; McKenzie Brannon of Mountain Home, AR; Arceli Whitlow of Salesville, AR; Becca Collins of Mountain Home, AR; Anette Napier of Calico Rock, AR.

Back Row (left to right): Zakery Jenkins of Mountain Home, AR; Josh Wood of Flippin, AR; Bryan Parnell of Calico Rock, AR; Elizabeth Hobbs of Mountain Home, AR; Alyssa Ross of Mountain Home, AR; Sara J. Tesch of Mountain Home, AR, and ASUMH Instructor Amy Clark, RN.