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October 24, 2017

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Local Business Join The Shop Local Spring River APP

If your a local business in the “Spring River” area of Arkansas, which includes Sharp County and Fulton County then you need to take advantage of the new and FREE LOYALTY CARD PROGRAM system for the area.

The new and official SHOP LOCAL SPRING RIVER app is available as a FREE download to your smartphones for  your customers and all shoppers.  It is a DIGITAL LOYALTY CARD system designed specifically for our area and for making it easy for every business to provide a way to keep your customers coming back to your business by use of a loyalty digital card.

City Of Hardy; Down A Police Officer and Department Split

City of Hardy council members made the decision to split the Department of Public Safety into two departments and learned more about the termination of a Hardy police officer at the regular scheduled meeting held Oct. 3.

During the speakers portion, near the beginning of the program, Scott Hart, who is known by many as one of the three full-time Hardy police officers, read a letter to council members, “as formal notice of appeal to reinstate my position with the Hardy Police Department.” After Hart’s presentation, the council decided the matter was best discussed in executive session, which would take place near the end of the meeting.

SRACC Gears Up For 2017 Business Expo

The Third Annual Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce [SRACC] Business Expo will be held Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland.

SRACC Board Member Marc Herring would like to extend an invitation to the community to attend and for area businesses to participate in the Expo.

“This is a showcase of local businesses and other businesses that wish to do local business,” Herring said.

The Expo will feature more than 40 local businesses, and will offer the opportunity for the community to come and familiarize themselves with the resources available in the area.

Apple Butter Gang At Hardy UMC Prepares For Another Successful Season

For more than 20 years now, if you happen to drive past the Hardy United Methodist Church in Hardy around this time of year, you may notice what has become a familiar and welcoming scent.

Known as the Apple Butter Gang, members of the congregation, gather to create hundreds of jars of apple butter.

“We’re making homemade apple butter to raise money to support the mission and community work that the Hardy United Methodist Church does,” Marilyn Lynn said.

A volunteer in the project since 1998, Lynn is now an expert in the creation of the flavorful treat which resides inside quart and pint jars.

Local Band Encourages Music Growth In Hardy

Even in the Ozarks, those who perform old country and gospel music are becoming rarer than in years past.

According to Darrel and Crystal Bliss, two members of the band Denim and Lace, they and their band mates are trying to resurrect the music culture in northern Sharp County.

“We want to add to the community,” Crystal said. “I know Dennis Horton and his group have tried doing this. Just to bring more music and the culture back. People enjoy live music and shopping and then listening to people sing. We want Hardy to be known for music. Hardy needs something to be known for to attract more tourists here to the area.”

Fun Free Photo Booth Coming to Hardy, AR

In the very near future, in Hardy, when your walking around on our Main Street look for the BIG BANNER and you will know where you and your friends can stop in a take a FREE GROUP SELFIE and then upload to your own Facebook page for sharing!

Fun Themed Image with Four different snap shots!

We all love taking photo’s and the new open air Photo Booth will soon be live for those interested. Let your friends know that your made a point to “COME PAUSE IN HARDY” by posting your very own Hardy themed photo!

Entergy Arkansas Invests More Than $70-Thousand In Reliability Projects

Entergy Arkansas completed three projects in Sharp County this week to improve reliability of service to the area. The projects fulfill commitments made to the area after severe storms caused outages in the early morning hours at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Crews changed out a pole on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, installed three poles and three regulators at a second location on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, and installed a pole and air-break switch on Highway 63B and Springwood Lane in Hardy.

Totally Awesome Eclipse Observed

Quite some time ago (many years) Leonard Holden donated his beloved telescope to highland high school. This very heretics gift has been part of science classes for over 20 years. Lately it has not been used though.

But that all ended today. For the past week Leonard, Nannette Daugherty and I have been warming up the telescope to be functional for today’s solar eclipse.

Near 200 students and administrators came up to the sweltering observatory to witness a celestial miracle. A total eclipse of the sun

Hardy Receives Grant From Entergy

The City of Hardy has grown quite a bit this year, from new businesses opening up to the completion of several city projects and now, a large grant has been awarded and will help the city to continue to grow.

David Burnette and Jon Brown with Entergy traveled to Hardy July 1 to present a check for $10,000 to Mayor Jason Jackson.

According to a release from Entergy, the company is “helping amplify the opportunities for Northeast Arkansas community to entice visitors and serve the community by funding a $10,000 grant for a pocket park.”

Hardy City Council Accepts Resignation From RT

Hardy City Council is on the search for a new recorder treasurer following current RT Myranda Hobbs’ resignation, which she delivered at the Aug. 1 meeting.

Hobbs cited moving out of Hardy as the reason for her resignation and thanked the council for the opportunity. “Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past year. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to work on the government financials, and all of which I will take with me throughout my career,” Hobbs said.

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