Intriguing Women: Mindy West

Mindy West Murphy Oil – CFO [dropcap]M[/dropcap]indy West received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia. She also received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. West is a pro at finance and accounting. She is a certified public accountant and a certified treasury professional. She…

Intriguing Women: Sharon Heflin

Sharon Heflin Philanthropist [dropcap]S[/dropcap]haron Heflin, a philanthropist and mother, is extremely involved throughout the community. She has always been passionate about philanthropic work. She attended Ouachita Baptist University, where she roomed with another passionate philanthropist, Sharon Bale. Heflin is presently serving as an Arkansas Hospice board member; second vice president of Baptist Health and Baptist Health…

Intriguing Women: Jill Joslin

Jill Joslin CJRW – President [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ill Joslin displays true leadership through her current position as the president of CJRW. She has always lived in Arkansas. She has worked in Arkansas’ advertising industry for 30 years. Her job duties include overseeing agency and client management. This includes supervising different research and demographics. Joslin graduated from the…

Intriguing Women: The Class of 2017

You can’t buy your way into AY’s list of “Intriguing Women.” Our editors sort through numerous nominations and contact industry leaders in order to produce the list. AY’s 2017 “Intriguing Women” are beautiful, intelligent women who make a difference in our state. From philanthropists to finance gurus, these women are at the top of their…

Signature Dishes

Photography by Jamison Mosley Arkansas is home to some of the tastiest restaurants in the South. Many of these gourmet and unique dishes remain on menus for years and are true classics. Others are brand new, from restaurants that have just opened. All are irresistible. These foods exhibit exquisite flavors and pairings: they consist of…

Red Hair Don’t Care: ‘Annie’ Makes its Debut at the Wildwood Park for the Arts

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s a vocalist and actor with more than 30 years of experience, Robert Holden is no stranger to taking command of the stage. His baritone bravado and precise portrayals have captivated audiences across three continents, earning him critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Yet, although this Arkansas resident is right at home on stage…

The Reality Show: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Returns with Hollywood Icons Werner Herzog and Kathleen Turner

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or over a quarter of a century, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has served as a cultural touchstone for nonfiction filmmaking. In the past, the festival has hosted films by icons like George Takei. This year, they plan to turn up the heat. Hot Springs native and filmmaker Jennifer Gerber recently took over as…