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First Annual Boat-A-Thon Saturday Sept. 12th

Come one come all and sign up for the first annual Spring River Boat-A-Thon! This will be a fun event with a 7 miles of rafting, then 7 miles in a canoe and finally a 5 mile Kayak race to the finish. Register at 305 E Main St., Hardy AR. Feel free to call Rocky for more info at 870-847-5274

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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.

Discovery Channel Comes To The Ozarks

Discovery Channel is headed deep in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas.Clash Of The Ozarks

The network has greenlighted a new series, titled Clash of the Ozarks, that’s set to premiere Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The six-part show is set in the town of Hardy, which is described as something right out of the Wild West. According to Discovery, “This lack of progression has turned Hardy into a land where emotions and territory conflicts outweigh a law-abiding society as the townspeople fight to protect what is theirs.” There, two local families are locked in a feud that dates back many generations.

Vehicle Vandalized In Hardy Parking Lot – Reward Offered!

WRONGOn Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 at approximately 11:45am a vehicle was vandalized in the public parking lot that is next to the Words Afterwords business. If anyone has any knowledge to those individuals that are responsible for this please contact us with that information.

If your information helps prove who the person is that did this act of vandalism then FOHA  will  pay $100 reward  for that information.

It is sad that tourist in the area who are visiting would have something done to a vehicle in broad daylight. This is a rare problem, but one that must not be ignored, and finding those responsible will hopefully prevent other incidents like this from happening again.

Hardy Council Discusses Issues, Alderwoman Resigns

ResignationWednesday, July 24, 2013
The Hardy City Council discussed the city’s business license ordinance as it began its July 16 meeting. Mayor Thornton and the council expressed concern individuals were selling items downtown without a business license, indicating it has been a recurring issue. “We do not have a transient license at this time,” Mayor Thornton said. Iberia Bank, which is a vacant building located on Main Street, is where someone recently set up to sell products. Alderwoman Liane Maddox suggested talking to the owner of the building. “They obviously give permission to whomever, and they probably need to know that it is not allowed by the city,” Maddox said.

Area Farmer’s Market Moves To Town Center

famermarketThe Spring River Farmers Market has moved to a new location. SRFM will start it’s 3rd. year at the Cherokee Village Town Center Plaza next to City Hall on Santee Dr.

Sat. May 25th. is opening day and scheduled hours are 8am.-2pm. every Saturday till Oct. 12. We are excited about the move and look forward to another season of providing fresh, locally grown produce to the entire area. Local crafters, artists, and others artisans are welcome as well as musicians, food vendors, etc.

The first 4 weeks are FREE,and we are already signing up vendors .For more info call Jerry at 870-847-6422 or email to ziggyadams2011@hotmail.com.

Memphis Laureate Omega Chapter Visits Hardy

Words & Afterwards has been our favorite place to stop for four years now, on our way to the McCabe House for the weekend. The members of Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, in Memphis, Tennessee met in Hardy, Arkansas for a relaxing weekend for fun, food and catching up on the past year. Several members that have moved away from Memphis, met the chapter at Words & Afterwards for a reunion lunch, and then all traveled on out to the McCabe House for the weekend.

Hardy Woman Shares Inspiring Tale

ASH FLAT — Last year at this time, Beth McEntire Bess of Hardy was on life support, and her family was forced to make a decision. They had to choose to take her off life support and allow her to die or allow her to begin strong chemotherapy treatments, which would probably kill her.

The slight growth of hair on her head is a reminder of the fight with cancer that she won.

She told her story — of suddenly losing her first husband in 1995, surviving breast cancer in 1999 and being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as MDS, in 2011 — at the annual Rock This House women’s conference in Ash Flat on Saturday morning.

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