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April 26, 2017


Rose Joins Forces Improve Sharp County’s Radio Communication Problems

radiorhodesEfforts to improve radio communications in Sharp County have now turned into a tri-county effort involving neighboring counties Lawrence and Randolph. Fran Cavenaugh, who is running for state representative in District 60, has taken an interest in seeing the radio communications upgraded in the area. A meeting attended by emergency personnel from all three counties was held Thursday, June 16 at The Studio in Walnut Ridge to discuss the need for an upgrade.

Harlem Wizards Come To Sharp County

12728778_499686110192698_7339811239831256647_nAnother Fantastic evening was had by all who attended the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce’s Basketball evening with the Harlem Wizards vs our local hometown Heros the Sharp Shooters.

One can’t even begin to know how many hours went into the planning of this event. It was multi-facited and had many moving parts.

Thanks to Kari Hollis who played conductor. Well done Kari.

To everyone else who played key roles and helped. Well done. To our friends and neighbors who courageously battled the Wizards as the Sharp Shooters. Well done!

Local Woodworker Creates Annual Chamber Award Plaques

SW-1 Local merchant and craftsman, Marc Herring said, “I’m proud to say that 7 days worth of productivity and saw reached the apex tonight at the Annual Spring River Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner this evening. 33 tablets were made for the event which honored businesses and organizations all over the Spring River Area.”

Pictures of the event are available elsewhere.

Here are photos of the Awards Plaques that were presented as they were being created in the SW-2Stikmon Studio and Werkshop at the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall over the past 5 days. This project was started Tuesday afternoon last week and completed last night (Sunday) and presented tonight Monday Jan. 25,2016.

Spring River Floods In Hardy Ark.

flood2015The Spring River at Hardy is approaching major flood stage and is expected to crest sometime Monday afternoon. The Eleven Point at Ravenden Springs is expected to crest Tuesday morning also at a major flood stage level of 21 feet.

According to the National Weather Service, the Spring River will crest at 17.5 feet, one and a half feet over major flood stage.

The rivers have swollen due to heavy rains in the area the past few days. The Spring River crest would make for the 5th highest crest on record, according to NWS data.

Wishing a Merry Christmas to our readers and their families

Merry-Christmas-4“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Okay, maybe not the typical Hardy, Ar. celebration; in fact, with this warm weather, it looks a lot like it must have more than 2,000 years ago when Mary and Joseph made their way across the land of Israel to Bethlehem via camel.

Of course, that’s no longer our preferred means of transportation, so those of us who are traveling this year have much to be grateful for.

31st Annual Hardy Christmas Parade – 2015

xmas2015It was a wonderful turn out today on Dec. 12 for the 31st  annual Hardy Christmas Parade. The whole community was invited to attend this annual event. The theme for this year’s parade is “Past, Present and Future.” It was a great turn out and everyone had a wonderful time! It was a beautiful day in Hardy along Main Street. Mother Nature decided not to rain on this parade to everyone’s delight including Santa and all his helpers. There was plenty to see and lots of candy for all the good little girls and boys.  xmasparade

Free Local Business Directory Added

BD-business-directory2Our online site here at www.mainstreethardy.com is pleased to announce it has recently revamped the look and layout of our online site. We have been online promoting the area of Hardy, AR for many years and proudly continue to provide a resource site for information and news about the Hardy, AR. are.

With that in mind, we have updated our online business directory listing system here to allow all the area business and local artist as well to submit for FREE their business listing onto our online directory. With the need to easily be located online in today’s world, our site is SEO friendly and specifically about HARDY!

Benefits Of Small Town America

City dwellers may look down on small town America and wonder what a small town could possibly have to offer. What is there to see and do? Why choose to live out in the middle of nowhere? But there are as many reasons, that tempt people to live in small town America rather than move to the big city.

Recorder/treasurer speaks out about controversy surrounding past summer nutrition programs

summerprogIn the Sept. 9 edition of Villager Journal, in which a Hardy City Council meeting was reported on, the main topic of discussion at the meeting, held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, was to enact a retro-active ordinance that Mayor Nina Thornton presented to the council, that if passed, would keep Thornton and recorder/treasurer Carolyn Groves out of trouble with the ethics committee.

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