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January 23, 2017

Around Town

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.

Timely Club Gears Up for Holiday Marketplace Event

2703300-lThe ladies of the Hardy GFWC Timely Club are gearing up for their annual Holiday Marketplace slated for Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the A.L. Hutson Gym in Highland.

According to club members Lita King, Jan Haney and Michelle Taylor, there are still several vendor booth spaces available.

“We rent table spaces and it’s relatively cheap,” King said. “They’re $35 or if you would like for us to set it up, it is $45. You are welcome to bring your own tables and we encourage people to contact us for a space.”

Hardy Businessmen Create New Concept With Old Technology

2698115-lMaking something useful from something ordinary is no new concept for local craft artist and digital decorator, Marc Herring and his business associate, Hal Mandelman. Their latest project, “Get a Round TUIT'” with a QR, or as he calls it, a Matrix code, will open new doors for local businesses when it comes to customer retention and growth.

Although you may be familiar with the traditional QR code, which is generally a checkerboard style black and white square printed onto items varying from food to furniture; Herring has taken it one step further by creating a working 3D version on his TUITs.

1 st Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Contest

Hosted by the Clary Fitness Family Activity Center and WRMC Medical Complex

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This year’s theme is DISNEY!

The Clary Fitness Family Activity Center home of TNT Gymnastics Academy and Top Secret Lazer Tag and WRMC Medical Complex are teaming up together to bring the community the 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Contest Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the most creative pumpkin design with

$100.00 for 1st Place $75.00 for 2nd Place and $50.00 for 3rd Place.

Contest Theme: The 1st Annual Theme is DISNEY. You can carve any character from a Disneyland Cartoon, Movie or Television Show.

SRACC Prepares For Annual Business Expo

shop-localThe Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Business Expo Oct. 15, at the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland. According to SRACC member Marc Herring, this year’s expo will feature new activities.

“It’s not just about businesses, it’s about whatever the community has to offer. Hopefully we will have some service clubs available and people can find out what our community is all about at a level and understanding that may not yet exist,” Herring said. “What we want to do is feature our businesses in their various facets of what they have to offer.”

Rock Paper Scissors – Oh My !

Competition can be fun, when done right. Yes you have winners and loosers but its the challenge of the game that really makes it important. Plus when its one that any age and any sex can compete at – one on one then we are talking about, yes you read the title correctly…. Rock, Paper, Scissors a true competitive sport.

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The folks here at Friends Of Hardy Arkansas better known as “FOHA” are working on sponsoring the first Rock, Paper, Scissors Hardy event ! Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top slots. The date will be announced in the near future but for now those interested and wishing to practice feel free using our training program above.

3rd Annual Business Expo at the A.L. Hutson Center Oct. 15th

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Join us at the A.L. Hutson Center for the 3rd Annual Business EXPO
October 15 9-1      ONE DAY ONLY!
Browse your local businesses under one roof
Come find out what ‘Shop Local’ is all about
  • Demonstrations by Lee’s Karate and Clary Gymnastics (Fitness)
  • Door Prizes and Awards available to all attendees
  • Pick up your Business Passport to Savings at the entrance
  • Hot Dogs and snacks available provided by the Tri-County Board of Realtors
Call: 870-856-3210 for more information
For the Business Owner, we have something for you too!
Let us help you grow your business with our FREE
Workshops. Presenters are:
  • 10 am Molly Carpenter-FNBC Bank-VP – Public Relations & Marketing-Social Media Network Marketing

Cameras Installed To Keep Watch In Hardy

2681340-lThe Hardy Police Department is taking a proactive approach to crime by installing cameras along Main Street.

According to Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose, he hopes the cameras will serve as a deterrent and help prevent crime.

“We’ve had some recent criminal activity on Main Street and you’re aware of the tagging that was done to the buildings,” Rose said referring to historical buildings being spray painted with graffiti. “I’m a fan of preventing crime as much as I am of catching someone [in the act]. Cameras are the first step in prevention and it’s a great deterrent. It’s not to spy on anyone. It’s to prevent crime and help solve it as it happens.”

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