Category archives: Blog

Congratulations, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP.

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We would like to extend a big congratulations to Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP. - The recipients of the Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award, for their significant contribution in support of the arts in Arkansas. One of their many contributions to the art community is next month's Arkansas Literary Festival,  April 27-30, 2017 - of which they have be[...]

Stories of Empowerment

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Bring your tribe of women to the fourth installment of Stories of Empowerment. In honor of Women's History Month, ESSE and Women's Foundation of Arkansas are partnering with Amy Robinson of Fayetteville-based Tribe of Women for a special program on advancing gender equity, that will take place March 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Esse Purse Museum. They will engage[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Milena Erceg

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Watch out fellas — She’s got the beauty and the brains! Meet Milena Erceg of Oaklawn. Being the first employee interviewed at Oaklawn for our February feature – she made for an inviting and comfortable experience. She is a personable person with a steady demeanor; a delight to be around. Milena moved to Chicago from Yugoslavia in 1971. In 1978, she mov[...]

Arkansas Native Signed to Silverado Records

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Arkansas native and country music artist David Adam Byrnes, was recently signed to Silverado Records. He was also featured in Billboard Magazine and you may recognize his single "She Only Wanted Flowers". David Adam Byrnes says "My music is a way of showin’ respect and appreciation for the people like my mom and my dad. They built a life with their own two [...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Inez Hunter

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From Malvern Arkansas, Inez Hunter is a Supervisor Mutuel Teller at Oaklawn, a place she began working 35 years ago as a teller. Inez was led to Oaklawn by mention of a friend. “I love it; the people, the teammates.” The camaraderie is fluid throughout all of the staff at Oaklawn. Through the experience of meeting them, a mutual respect and love for th[...]

Beading A Bond of Love - Cont'd

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"Beading A Bond Of Love" is one of the articles featured in February's issue; Written by Audrey Coleman :: Photography by Cindy Momchilov.     This piece is a love story and a testimony and rendering of a love of art in the form of glass bead making. The couple is Tom and Sage Holland. Tom, a ceramic artist and Sage, an accomplished bead d[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Deborah Lokanc

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woman finding a home away from home, but nonetheless connected with her Kentucky roots, Deborah Lokanc from Louisville is the Director of Horseman Relations.  In 2002, she received a call at Churchill Downs from Bob Holthus, an American Thoroughbred trainer, and shortly thereafter graced Oaklawn with her warming presence. Deborah accommodates anyth[...]

Racing season opens at Oaklawn

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas's only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and elec[...]