Business

Oaklawn's marketing team brings home nine awards

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming's marketing department received nine Romero Awards during the closing ceremonies of the Gaming Marketing & Technology Conference in Las Vegas, bringing its total to 52 awards, which also includes honorable mentions, over the last seven years. Oaklawn was competing in the large gaming property category for just the second time as a result of its 2015 expansion, which increased the competition exponentially.

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Dierksen Hospice helps couple fulfill vow renewal wishes

"Two lives on one path chose to declare their undeniable love, again," according to the release. Jerry and Katharine Rickman, of Jessieville, exchanged a renewal of their wedding vows in the presence of family and friends on July 1, 2016. The ceremony was held at Hamilton Church of God at 6 p.m. with Dierksen Hospice Chaplain Billy Blackman officiating.

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Balance Yoga and Wellness owner joins with Ornish clinic

Courtney Butler, owner and operator of Balance Yoga and Wellness, a yoga school training teachers and offering classes and yoga therapy, has joined the Dr. Dean Ornish Reversal Clinic at Saline Memorial Heart Clinic. Many people know Ornish as the doctor of President Bill Clinton after his heart attack in 2004. Clinton made lifestyle changes to heal his body.

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Local MassMutual agent recognized

"On behalf of MassMutual Greater Washington, George Kinigopoulos Managing Partner congratulates Chuck Dudley, of Hot Springs, as the Agent Leader for MassMutual Executive Benefits for 2015. The award is truly an accomplishment, as MassMutual currently has approximately 9,500 agents nationwide," it stated in the press release. Dudley was recently honored by MassMutual at the Annual Leaders Conference held in New York City.

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Local resident awarded Arbonne area manager designation

Arbonne International announced that Hot Springs resident Brenda Fouts has been promoted to area manager within the organization. Fouts, a retired Realtor and grandmother, began her career with Arbonne in November 2014, and was introduced and sponsored to the company and the products by her daughter-in-law, Laura Lockwood, a registered dietitian and nutritionist.

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Nick Fowler appointed to auctioneer licensing board

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named local auctioneer Nick Fowler to a four-year term on the Arkansas State Auctioneer License Board. The board tests and recommends yes or no to the board on new auctioneers receiving a license to legally practice this ancient trade and deal with complaints. Enlisting an auctioneer to sell something you own goes back hundreds of years, whether it was an ox cart, farm or new pickup truck. It could be at the place of business of the auctioneer or at a business or farm. Wherever the auctioneer can set up his or her stage, there can be an auction.

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Central Avenue Market Place offers upscale resale

Central Avenue Market Place is certainly a different shopping experience than anywhere else in Hot Springs. Since relocating the business to Temperance Hill Square from Central City Shopping Center on Friday, July 1, comments from shoppers are that the store is "so bright," "beautiful" and "it is so easy to find everything."

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Levi Hospital participates in Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The employees of Levi Hospital participated in the Blue & You Fitness Challenge that began March 1 and concluded May 31. Participants were asked to be physically active as many days as possible during the challenge and to log the duration of their physical activity, as well as the type of activity on the Blue & You Fitness Challenge site. Participants received points based on the length and type of activity.

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Healthy Hearing Seminar

Miracle-Ear will present a Healthy Hearing Seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at West Shores Retirement Facility, 2607 Albert Pike Road. Call 520-4327 to reserve seating/appointment for a free screening, space is limited. Learn why it is important to take care of your hearing, how illnesses can affect ones hearing and about untreated hearing loss symptoms and dementia. The presenter are licensed hearing specialists Shane Short, left, and Tammy Payne, owner.

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