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Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Co-Founder Main Street Hardy Online Friends Of Hardy Arkansas

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The Great “My van’ Debacle

2586364-HIt is no surprise emotions ran high at the most recent Hardy City Council meeting. On Tuesday, April 19, council members and guests were holding nothing back as the council overturned the mayor’s veto, heated arguments took place and Alderwoman Liane Maddox resigned from her position. Hardy City Council, unlike other cities in Sharp County, meets twice a month for regularly scheduled meetings and always has issues to discuss, whether it be old, new or unfinished business. Covered in this article are the meetings of April 5 and April 19.

Harlem Wizards Come To Sharp County

12728778_499686110192698_7339811239831256647_nAnother Fantastic evening was had by all who attended the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce’s Basketball evening with the Harlem Wizards vs our local hometown Heros the Sharp Shooters.

One can’t even begin to know how many hours went into the planning of this event. It was multi-facited and had many moving parts.

Thanks to Kari Hollis who played conductor. Well done Kari.

To everyone else who played key roles and helped. Well done. To our friends and neighbors who courageously battled the Wizards as the Sharp Shooters. Well done!

Hardy Arkansas Open For Tourist Season

 Come Pause In Hardy, AR for a day, a weekend, or more! With Spring weather arriving so early and Summer just around the corner….all of us are looking for some fun times from the grind of work. Well remember Hardy is a great place to come to for an affordable fun time.

If you enjoy camping, we have a camper park right off of the Main street in Hardy on the Spring River that is open and ready for you. If your into Bed and Breakfast stays, we got that too as well as some great hotels/motels. Now if you have a  larger group or  family, many home rental options are available  in the surrounding area.

Water Main Break On Main Street

HardywatermainCity of Hardy Superintendent Billy Gilbreath did a wonderful job, after a long afternoon of digging up Hardy’s Main St, in order to repair a water main break. By the end of the evening the leak was repaired and the hole closed up and the water back on. It was a long day for every one including Hardy Law enforcement who directed traffic keeping the crew safe.

The Friends of Hardy Arkansas wish to thank everyone who performed beyond compare on this most unusual Good Friday.


Hardy City Council Keeps With Theme Of Heated Discussions Over Selling Van

The VanThe Department of Public Safety has been the “hot” topic at recent Hardy City Council meetings and it was no different at the meeting on Tuesday, March 15. Along with the DPS budget, the council discussed nuisance properties, signage updates and lack of reports.

Jason Jackson, who has been making appearances at nearly every meeting since January, is a volunteer for the Hardy Fire Department and is motivated to improve the department for the safety of the residents. Alderman Dale Maddox introduced Jackson and asked him to speak to the council on his grant findings and information from the USDA about releasing the city van to sell for cash and utilize the funding elsewhere.

Hardy A and P Gears Up For 2016 Tourist Season

Hardy A&P Tour MapHardy Advertising and Promotion Committee has been working hard in 2016 and are hoping for a great year. Commissioners Nimmi Desai and Freda Gamblin sat down with Villager Journal and highlighted actions already taken this year.

“In keeping with our by-laws, we elected officers for 2016. The chairman is Vickie Rice, Vice-Chair is Dale Maddox, finance committee consists of Desai and Maddox, Gamblin is secretary and Dennis Horton is in charge of the music, radio advertising and tram project. All of us are looking forward to a busy and productive year,” said Gamblin.

2016 Version Of Forrest Gump Stops In Sharp County On Walk Across America

2558882-HA 2016 version of Forrest Gump stirred up quite a bit of attention last week on his trek through Sharp County. With little more than a tent, a stroller and a trusty companion, David Scopaz, much like Forrest Gump, took off for a walk, not a run …. from his hometown of Quincy, Fla., near Tallahassee.

Rose Works With Fire Department To Save Hardy Time And Money

Hardy City Council received updates from department directors and progress was made toward improving Hardy Fire Department at the council meeting held on Thursday, March 3.

Newly appointed Director of Public Safety, Scott Rose, reported he has been busy making changes and updates in both fire and police departments. In addition to the new Dodge Chargers, the department’s Ford Crown Victorias are up and running and available for use in case of an emergency situation. Rose received approval from the council to make upgrades and changes in the office from reporting and recording software to how evidence is logged.

Boldly Moving Forward…Hardy Team to Move Public Safety In New Improved Direction

2550201-HTo say he has big shoes to fill might be an understatement, but the newly appointed Hardy Police Chief will undoubtedly live up to the legacy his father Ernie Rose created. Just over a year after his father’s retirement from 32 years of law enforcement, Rose’s son Scott, took the proverbial reigns after long time local law enforcement officer Tamara Taylor withdrew her application for Director of Public Safety and recommended Rose for the job.

Rose and Taylor, who will continue as assistant chief, are looking forward to working together and bringing about positive changes for the city. The announcement was made at the Feb. 16 Hardy City Council meeting.

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