There is no doubt that 60 years ago when John Cooper founded Cherokee Village it was a diamond in the dust, but over a half of a century later, the dust is off that diamond and it is shining bright. This weekend the work of a large group of volunteers will culminate the three day Diamond Jubilee Anniversary event.
Over a year’s planning and marketing the event, the celebration is sure to draw large crowds as people who chose to move to the area for retirement, lower cost of living, being closer to their children or just to improve their golf swing will gather and enjoy the festivities.
Sixty years to today is a long time, but you can now enjoy a beer or some wine at a Hardy restaurant right on Main Street. The Pig and Whistle restaurant owned by Philip and Rebecca Ashcroft recently decided to opt for the private club license prior to the new law passage on alcohol sales in Sharp County. We chose to apply for a private club license, so that we weren’t really dependent on the vote that went through recently,” owner Philip Ashcroft said. Remember don’t think that you will have any problem becoming a member, all you have to do is basically just sign your name when you come in.
Christopher Strope a solo contemporary Christian artist, made his debut on the Extreme Christian Radio “Rise Above Defeat” out of Houston, Texas, in November. With his first single ” In Heart and Song ” being the highest requested song on the Christian radio station and his second single released entitled “We Never Know” was also a favorite of local fans, this talented young man’s music will be one to follow in the future.
For the past five years he has been playing locally at churches, youth rallies or other community events, wherever he can find the opportunity to share his music and spread the word of God. He is currently playing twice a month at the Spring River Baptist Church at Hardy, Arkansas.
Highland High School joins the renown composer/conductor, Tim Janis, on Arkansas Public Television for Celebrate America.” Highland High School now joins the ranks of over eighteen thousand of our nation’s most outstanding young performers including celebrities such as Jackie Evancho and Emily Bear. The Celebrate America PBS Special includes a tribute to the U.S. Honor Flag which has flown millions of miles since 911, including to Iraq and Afghanistan, to honor our fallen fire, police and military heroes. Catch it all on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30-8:30 PM on Arkansas Public Television.
How is it that the Mayor of Hardy Arkansas is permitted to continue to occupy a building that does not belong to her? Namely, the Historic Hardy Gym. A building that was donated to the City by the school board, rehabilitated by funding of private donations and grant monies acquired by the Main Street Hardy association and now unavailable for use by the people.
“Main Street Singer Search” Is a professionally produced singing contest and the winner will win a $5000 Recording Package sponsored by Lake Paradise Recording Studio consisting of a fully mastered fully produced two song CD recording session with a complete professional recording package including industry consultation & career guidance. This is a state of the art recording studio with producers – session musicians – engineers and backup singers. The winner will also receive a CD Release Party at: Words & After Words!
ANYONE CAN ENTER!
ALL SINGERS MUST PRE-REGISTER! Registration is $25 per singer.
Yarnell’s Ice Cream of Searcy, Arkansas — a staple at Fourth of July celebrations across the state — announced shortly before the holiday weekend it was shutting down operations immediately. For people in Arkansas, the ice cream is an institution. University of Arkansas Razorbacks fans love “Woo Pig Chewy,” a brownie-flavored ice cream. A purple vanilla, created for Purple Cow restaurants in Arkansas, is a popular novelty.
Yarnell’s Premium Ice Cream ceased operations on June 30th, 2011, after the Board of Directors voted yesterday to end production indefinitely. The privately owned company, headquartered in Searcy, Ark., told its approximately 200 employees today that they would be paid through every day worked but not beyond that.
A tragedy happened this Saturday, and it is one that should have never happened. Any loss of life is tragic, but when its our youth, and due to actions that could have been prevented it makes it even worse.
According to the Sharp County Sheriff’s website, on July 2nd, 2011, at 1:09am. Sharp County Dispatch received a call from a camper at the L.B. access to the Spring River. The caller was reporting that some young men could not find their friend who is 17 years old and possibly intoxicated. The caller stated that the young men did not want the police called because the juvenile had been drinking. It was believed that the youth had fallen into the Spring River.
How do you create a buzz for Hardy, Ar in areas like Memphis? What can you do to get Memphians excited and talking about driving to Hardy, AR for the day or weekend? Well one way is to bring Hardy’s well-known hospitality and even a little bit of its magic straight to the folks from other communities such as Memphis, TN.
First, let’s say..HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the MOM’s. Second, since we have been celebrating this holiday for so long, sometimes we forget its history. So, let’s review…In celebrating Mother’s Day, The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be lavished with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones. But it wasn’t always this way…
Spiritual Origin of Mothers Day