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February 24, 2017

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Be A Wiz Kid

The Harlem Wizards are looking for Wiz Kids again this year to help them warm up before the March 10 Wizards vs Sharp Shooters Basketball Show at the AL Hutson Center in Highland.

Last year, there were over 30 kids who donned the official Harlem Wizard jersey and helped the Wizards warm up before the big game.
“The kids had so much fun warming up with the Wizards last year. They created this cool grand entrance and got a photo opportunity with the team and all the Wiz Kids,” said Amy Rodola, the chair of the Wiz Kids promotion. “One of the most heart-warming moments was when a mother of one of the Wiz Kids confided that her child, who had a debilitating illness and not able to play in any other sports, could safely be a Wiz Kid. The child was absolutely thrilled!”

Fired Hardy police chief under state police investigation

HARDY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating fired Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose for alleged theft and fraud.
State Police Trooper Liz Chapman says the investigation is at the request of prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Boyce said he was asked by Hardy Mayor Jason Jackson to investigate allegations of felony theft and fraud by Rose.
Jackson declined comment on details of the investigation.

Rose told The Jonesboro Sun that he encouraged the investigation to prove the allegations against him are not true.

Rose was fired in January for what Jackson said was insubordination, fraudulent behavior and abuse of his position of authority.

Hardy Restaurant To Remain Open After Hard Times

A restaurant in Hardy announced Friday that they are staying open after some uncertainty. The owners of Cruisers resigned their lease.

The owners of the restaurant lost their daughter in a car crash last September.

Business owners, family friends, and others in the area volunteered at the restaurant after the tragedy.

“That was very overwhelming, very humbling to walk into your own restaurant and see volunteers just in the kitchen cooking and waiting tables,” owner Jennifer Schultz said. “Everything they had made they donated to help pay for the arrangement.”

Boyd Carpenter Scholarship Committee Accepting Applications

For the 33rd year, FNBC Bank will award the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Sharp, Izard or Fulton County who plans to attend college and seek a 4-year degree. FNBC Bank partners with the Arkansas Community Foundation to fund this $4,000 scholarship.

Awarded in a two-phase process, the first phase places emphasis on academics, extracurricular activities and employment. The second phase is based upon the applicant’s interview with the judging committee. The scholarship will be awarded as $1,000 per year for four years for a total of $4,000.

Hardy City Council Approves 2017 Budget

Hardy City Council members have finally been presented with a complete yearly budget to examine with their own eyes. After several years of not having a concrete budget to review, newly appointed recorder/treasurer Myranda Hobbs, with the assistance of many, presented the council with the budget at a working meeting on Jan. 17.

A working meeting was held to go over the budget in detail, with a special called meeting following to approve the budget. Before making a motion to accept the 2017 budget, the council had to “close out” and approve all spending for 2016, which was done with no incident or discussion during the special meeting.

City Of Hardy Releases Documentation Related To The Termination Of DPS Director

Hardy residents are still trying to sort out the facts and get questions answered following Mayor Jason Jackson’s decision to fire Department of Public Safety Director Scott Rose on Thursday, Jan. 5. Last week, Villager Journal published a story covering the special called meeting held Jan. 5. The council voted to support Mayor Jackson’s decision, but residents still felt left in the dark about the termination.

The mayor has provided Villager Journal with documentation, which he feels shows probable cause to the termination, in addition to the insubordination, which Rose does not deny. This article will identify the documentation and why Jackson feels it is important, as well as Rose’s explanation to the documents.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance

A small crowd gathered on the Wilburn Brothers Memorial Bridge on Spring Street in Hardy Dec. 7 to remember the events which took place at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. During the ceremony, those in attendance paid their respects both remembering and honoring the 2,403 Americans killed during the surprise attack led by the Japanese in Hawaii that day in 1941.

Reprinted with permission © Copyright 2016, Area Wide News
Story URL: http://www.areawidenews.com/story/2368461.html

Local Air Medical Transportation Representatives Answer Questions At Hardy City Council Meeting

A full house gathered at Hardy City Hall to hear representatives from Air Evac and Survival Flight, on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Hardy City Council’s regular meeting. The reps were there to present facts and answer questions about each air medical transportation services.

For years, residents in Sharp County and surrounding areas depended on Air Evac when emergency situations called for the need of an air medial transport. Survival Flight, associated with White River Medical Services, has also been on scene in the area for several years now.

Hardy Timely Club Donates To CASA Volunteers

Ga2732105-lteway CASA volunteers are trained, caring adults who place themselves at the center of a child’s life and serve in their best interest. A CASA volunteer is a court appointed special advocate, sworn in as an officer of the court. These volunteers serve as a guiding force in a foster child’s life.

The Hardy Timely Club constantly strives to assist with growing community needs. Realizing that CASA advocates play such an important role in the lives of foster children, the club pursued the idea of providing each advocate with a duffle bag and a library of interactive games, books, and toys in their quest to build lasting relationships with their assigned foster children. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Sharp County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation.

Ash Flat And Hardy To Host Upcoming Christmas Parades

The annual Ash Flat Christmas Parade slated for Dec. 3 is quickly approaching. This year, similar to years past, will kick off at 2 p.m. sharp with a lineup beginning at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Forschler Home Center in Ash Flat.christmasparade2016-e1472952196663

The Grand Marshalls for this year’s parade are Duane and Fay Fulton. The Fulton’s owned and operated the Ash Flat Dairy Freeze until closing its doors in late September of this year.

Following the parade, which will leave from Forschler’s and end on Main Street, Santa Claus will be in the parking lot of the Ash Flat Post Office, waiting to greet the children who come his way.

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