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WHPOA Online With New Website

It was announced by the Woodland Hills Property Owners Association today, “We have finalized the look of our new website.  Please begin using for information related to the Woodland Hills Property Owners Assn, including news items, properties for sale, highlights of past meetings, rules and regulations, contact us section, etc. our goal is to keep all members informed of what is happening with regards to the WHPOA.

The WHPOA is run strictly with volunteers, and if you are interested in helping with various work needed around the lakes, or getting involved with the Board or being an Officer, please let us know.  And please try to attend our general member meetings if at all possible.”

Vandals Super Glued Local Business Doors Closed

lockHardy City police are investigating reports of vandalism on Main Street after doors to a local business were super glued shut. Store Owner Marc Herring of the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall stopped by his store Saturday evening on his way home, what he found was that vandals had put super glue inside the key holes to both his front and back doors to his business.

“I discovered that someone during the evening hours had super glued all of our locks shut,” said Marc Herring, owner of Ozark Classic Crafts Mall.

Hardy City Council To Get Official Website To Keep Residents Updated

citycouncilmeetingHardy City Council voted to established an official website at its meeting held June 2. The council also heard concerns about the Hardy Gym, approved use of Loberg Park for a Glow-Run and received an update on the city’s contract with Spring River Ambulance Service.

Hardy Library Receives New Flagpole And Lighting

libraryflagThe flagpole outside the Sharp County Library in Hardy has been without a flag for quite some time. Cecilia Mullins, director of the library, was unaware that the American flag must have a light on it at all times when on display, which is why a flag has been absent from the property. Now, thanks to Friends of Hardy Library, who donated a solar light and VFW #4772, who donated a new flag, the flagpole has been revived.

Hardy Discusses Possible Police Explorer and Vandalism Prevention

Meeting5-15Hardy City Council had a full agenda at its meeting on Tuesday, May 19. Superintendent Billy Gilbreath addressed vandalism concerns, Police Chief James Hutchison introduced a new member of the department and the possibility of a Junior Police program. A discussion was held about what the city can do about cleaning up properties around town.

Come Pause In Hardy At Dr. Thompson Park

Park Public RestroomsThompson Park, located in the middle of downtown at the corner of Main and Johnson St, features a large gazebo, public restrooms, green space for relaxing and free musicals during the warm seasons.

This is a wonderful place when visiting Hardy to sit and people watch or just enjoy the landscaping. It is named for Dr. Audrey Thompson, Hardy Historian.

So, next time you are visiting Hardy, our just passing through, why not stop and take a break and enjoy the peaceful time of past here in the present in Hardy.

Hardy A & P To Sponsor Digital Workshop

MeetingThe Hardy Advertising and Promotions Commission met Monday, May 11 and discussed designs for signage, monthly finances and presenting a digital marketing workshop for local businesses. The commission also received requests from crowd members regarding signage and more advertising.

The Walking Tour Maps and Rack Cards that A and P have designed in the past will receive a face lift and some additions. The maps have been helpful to visitors of Hardy, by showing tourists where the unique shops, restaurants, lodging and recreational activities can be located. “I’ve talked with Vision Amp and they are working on design work for the parking direction signage and also on the Walking Tour Maps and Rack cards. They should have something for us to approve soon,” said Commissioner Dale Maddox.

SRAG Moves To New Location In Hardy

SRAGThe new location for Spring River Artists Guild has proved to be a good move with a steady flow of traffic since opening in March. SRAG held a grand opening and celebrated its [new to them] building’s 100th birthday on Saturday, April 18.

Trish Corder, director of the art gallery, and volunteers of SRAG gathered on the front porch of their location, 300 East Main Street, Hardy, which used to be Hardy Antiques, to welcome visitors to their new home. “We’ve had a steady flow of people and offered goodies to anyone who wanted to come and tour our gallery,” Cordor said.

Fun New Car Themed Diner Opens in Hardy

CruisersJennifer Shultz is the proud new owner of a popular new restaurant located right in the heart of Hardy on Main Street. Cruisers is a dream come true for Shultz, who has always had a goal of owning and running her own restaurant. With live music on the weekends and a menu full of great food, Cruisers is quickly bringing life to Main Street.

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