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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Co-Founder Main Street Hardy Online Friends Of Hardy Arkansas

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Cameras Installed To Keep Watch In Hardy

2681340-lThe Hardy Police Department is taking a proactive approach to crime by installing cameras along Main Street.

According to Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose, he hopes the cameras will serve as a deterrent and help prevent crime.

“We’ve had some recent criminal activity on Main Street and you’re aware of the tagging that was done to the buildings,” Rose said referring to historical buildings being spray painted with graffiti. “I’m a fan of preventing crime as much as I am of catching someone [in the act]. Cameras are the first step in prevention and it’s a great deterrent. It’s not to spy on anyone. It’s to prevent crime and help solve it as it happens.”

Mayor Jackson Creates 20-year Plan To Save Hardy Over $1 million

20 Year Plan For HardyHardy Mayor Jason Jackson has hit the ground running since he was appointed mayor earlier this month. One of his main goals is to save the city of Hardy money and has already put a plan in motion. Council members and Hardy residents applauded when Jackson said the changes will save over one million dollars over the next 20 years. Jackson discussed this plan and other projects he has begun at the council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Hardy Has A New Mayor!

Interim Mayor Jason JacksonTonight at the regularly scheduled city council meeting in what could be called an auspicious evening.  Alderman Jason Jackson has been nominated and appointed as Mayor for the remaining two year term.

Congratulations to Jason who we hope will be the start of great things to happen in Hardy, AR.

How Can A Small Town Create A Successful Festival?

smalltown1. Start with the customer you’d like to attract, not a name.

In some small towns this is easy. Look at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Celebration in Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca Falls is the town featured in the movie classic, and they take full advantage in their festival. If you love the movie, you will want to attend. Hotel rooms are booked a year in advance and businesses declare the event a big economic success. Attendance, according to organizers, grows every year.

Fountain Place – Open House & Ice Cream Social plus a RAFFLE!

Please mark your calendar for Sept. 24, 2016 for the Fountain Place, a Christian retirement community OPEN HOUSE ! They have been very busy at Fountain Place preparing for our annual Prize Raffle/Open House Ice Cream Social. This year it will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016. This year there are SEVENTEEN – 17-PRIZES!!!! And that’s not all….some of you have donated door prizes!

The tickets are ready for sale, Spring River Dippers are booked and making scruptious ice cream and we are signing up entertainment.( More on entertainment later….)

Hardy A&P Helps Upgrade Camper Park

Camper Park 2016The Hardy RV Camper Park has recently received a much needed facelift and the upgrades aren’t finished yet. Hardy Volunteer Fire Department is once again running the park, after a two summer break. Once learning about the upgrades needed at the park, Hardy Advertising and Promotions Commission re-allocated funds to assist the fire department with some changes.

Mayor Of Hardy Resigns !!

2016-07Nina Resigns

Mayor Nina Thornton just finished resigning as the Mayor of Hardy at the July19, 2016 City Council meeting.

This evening at the regular City Council meeting for the city of Hardy, AR., Mayor Nina Thornton first read a statement in regards to the resignation of the Recorder Treasurer, Carolyn Groves.

However, the bigger surprise was what she did next, as she verbally resigned as the Mayor of Hardy AR. After her verbal statement a motion was made to accept her verbal resignation with the notation that no written resignation would be provided. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. This follows concerns brought up at the prior Hardy City Council meeting where the Alderman were informed of an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) charge that is under investigation involving Mayor Nina Thornton.

Rose Joins Forces Improve Sharp County’s Radio Communication Problems

radiorhodesEfforts to improve radio communications in Sharp County have now turned into a tri-county effort involving neighboring counties Lawrence and Randolph. Fran Cavenaugh, who is running for state representative in District 60, has taken an interest in seeing the radio communications upgraded in the area. A meeting attended by emergency personnel from all three counties was held Thursday, June 16 at The Studio in Walnut Ridge to discuss the need for an upgrade.

Hardy City Council Fills Vacant Seat…Accepts Bid For Passenger Van

Hardy City Council appointed Danny Eitel to the seat left vacant by Greg Bess at their meeting on June 21. Big parts of the council meeting were the acceptance of a bid to sell the city van, public participation and an update on the EEOC complaint against Mayor Nina Thornton and the city of Hardy.

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