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August 23, 2017

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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.

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!”

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.

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.

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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.

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