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October 23, 2017

Around Town

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!

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

SRACC Views New Website

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meeting at the Artisan Sports Bar and Grill in Highland June 20.

President Laura Clute started the meeting off with a series of announcements pertaining to upcoming events including the upcoming Thunder on Thunderbird boat parade fireworks show slated for July 4 in Cherokee Village as well as the Cherokee Village Fire Department’s annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser which will take place in Town Center that morning.

The Tyler Parten Memorial Golf Tournament is also quickly approaching and is slated for July 8.

Local Artist Creates Unique Custom Baseball Bat’s

The Ozark Classic Crafts Mall has just completed one of its largest orders for a custom project which happens to include the newest product creation out of the store by its owner Marc Herring.

Here’s the completed first half of my largest workshop order to date. These bats are headed to Progressive Field up in Ohio for a corporate function at the Ball Park next week. Marc says, “Couldn’t have asked for a better project. It went smooth without any interference from Murphy.”

Hardy Loses Power Following Bizarre Accident

A Sharp County man required medical attention and many Hardy businesses remained closed for the day May 10 after a vehicle took out a fire hydrant and telephone pole, causing the city to lose power to many of its businesses before taking out a street sign and ultimately coming to rest against a business.

According to Hardy Police Chief Tamara Taylor, the incident occurred at approximately 8:03 a.m., when the vehicle, driven by Mark Strickland, 45, left the roadway and proceeded to wreak havoc on the south side of the roadway beginning near Dr. Thompson Park and ending at the old arcade.

Did you know that the first full week of May is National Travel and Tourism Week

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states, and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of American tourism and travel. It was established as National Travel and Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with “the appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Integrative Wellness Yoga Retreat

The Integrative Wellness Yoga Retreat is set for April 21-23. Diane Burton, author of “The Master’s Masterpiece” will present “Healthy Eating, Healthy Life- Eating to Prevent Cancer.” Diane is a Health and
Wellness Coach and a Holistic Cancer Educator. Kay Wiggins and Nannette Daughtery will be leading our various Yoga sessions. Also Kay, Nannette, and myself will be offering presentations and leading group experiences.
Some of the presentation topics will be “Living Your Heart”, “Awaking the Inner Healer”, and “Let Go to Live Now”. Organic nutritional meals prepared by Leaves and Beans will be provided during the retreat.

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