14 May Couples: Katie and Patrick Hartman and Megan and Dustin Voss
HER Katie Hartman
Where did you grow up: The northern part of Conway County.
Education: 2000 graduate of Wonderview High School; 2012 graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a degree in elementary education; and a 2017 graduate of Arkansas State University with a master’s in educational leadership.
Job: Sixth grade literacy teacher at Morrilton Intermediate School.
Why did you choose your vocation: My love for children and the passion I have for education in our community.
Parents: Trudy (Norwood) Brents of Jerusalem, and Keith and Cherie Brents of Cleveland.
Community activities: Conway County Leadership, UACCM Youth Institute instructor, Sacred Heart Pee Wee Basketball Coordinator and Sacred Heart Bazaar co-chair.
Church activities: Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, minister.
How long have you been involved with the Sacred Heart Bazaar: Eight years. I was a booth chair for the mini-raffle for the first four years before becoming a bazaar co-chair.
Hobbies/special interests: Reading, running and playing basketball.
How would you describe yourself: Hard-working, outgoing, dedicated, passionate.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I am a very competitive person in all that I do.
What is your favorite quote: “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” – Walt Disney
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: Community, outdoors and the family atmosphere.
HIM Patrick Hartman
Native of: Oppelo
Education: 1996 graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School; 1999 graduate of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton; 2002 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in business administration.
Job: Arkansas Farm Bureau, senior claims representative.
Parents: Dan and Louise Hartman of Oppelo.
Community activities: Quorum court member, District 2; state board representative for the Conway County Cattlemen’s Association; Sacred Heart School board president; Conway County Leadership; Sacred Heart Bazaar co-chair.
Church activities: Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, lector; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
How long have you been involved with the Sacred Heart Bazaar: Eight years; co- chair of the bazaar for the last four.
Hobbies/special interests: Hunting, fishing and cattle.
How would you describe yourself: Hard-working, reasonable, loyal and dedicated.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I am always thinking ahead.
What is your favorite quote: “You get out of it what you put into it” or “Expect the worst, hope for the best.”
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: It is home…Conway County will always be my home.
Residents of: St. Vincent.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time watching our oldest play basketball or spending time with family.
How we met: Through a mutual friend.
Wedding bells: Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oppelo.
Children: Jennifer (12), Anamarie (10) and Caroline (5).
Family activities enjoyed together: Playing basketball, being on the cattle farm and doing whatever our kids want!
HER Megan Voss
Where did you grow up: Morrilton.
Education: Morrilton High School; associate’s degree from UACCM; graduate of the Baptist Health College Little Rock for medical record coder certification.
Job: Medical record coder – edit coder, Conifer Health Solutions.
Parents: Charles and Shelley Penick of Morrilton.
Community activities: Sacred Heart School volunteer.
How long have you been involved with the Sacred Heart Bazaar: I attended Sacred Heart School from elementary to high school, so for as long as I can remember my family has helped serve at the bazaar dinner. This is my second year as a co-chair.
Hobbies/special interests: Gardening, hunting, going to my workout class.
How would you describe yourself: Easygoing.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I’m a Leap Year baby, born on Feb. 29. I only have a birthday every four years and I’ll be 10 next year. My daughter also turns 10 the same year!
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Relaxing around the house and spending time with family and friends.
What is your motto: Be prepared… you just never know!
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: Being close to family.
HIM Dustin Voss
Where did you grow up: Solgohachia.
Education: Graduated from Wonderview High School; associate’s degree from UACCM.
Job: President of D. Voss, Inc.
Parents: Randy and Linda Voss of Solgohachia.
Church activities: Member of the Knights of Columbus.
How long have you been involved with the Sacred Heart Bazaar: At least 14 years serving the dinner and second year as a co-chair.
Hobbies/special interests: Turkey hunting, deer hunting, golf.
How would you describe yourself: Driven.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I have been involved with planting more than 75 million trees in Arkansas, Alaska and other surrounding states.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time on the farm.
What is your motto: Only the best!
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: My roots run deep.
Residents of: Solgohachia.
How we met: Through friends.
The proposal: One night he just surprised me with a ring! We had looked at rings before, but I didn’t know he had bought one. Come to find out he picked this particular setting because it has “bullet” shaped diamonds. Nothing “mushy” about it, but the perfect story for us!
Wedding bells: Sept. 30, 2006. The wedding was at Sacred Heart Church with the reception at St. Mary’s Church in St. Vincent, both of our churches at the time.
Children: A daughter, Finlee, 8, and a son, Beau, 5.
Pets: A black Labrador named Max.
Family activities enjoyed together: Hunting, fishing, working in the garden and working/checking the cows.