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Thursday, February 11, 2016


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!

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.

A and P attempts to better promote the city of Hardy

Cities across the state of Arkansas have Advertising and Promotions Commissions to assist in promoting tourism. Locally — Hardy, Cherokee Village and Mammoth Spring, have A and P Commissions and have worked together to promote each other. Hardy A and P has undergone some changes in recent years in an attempt to promote the city and draw in more tourism.

As stated on the commission’s website, the commissioners strive to follow the mission statement:

“The Advertising and Promotion Commission will prepare and execute a long term strategic plan for the external advertising of the community, in order to promote tourism and support the commercial growth of the city of Hardy.

A Small Crowd Gathered On The Spring River Bridge

567219a2dc3b0.imageA small crowd gathered on the Spring Street Bridge in Hardy, Dec. 7, to honor those whose lives were lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Following several patriotic songs performed by Denise Gibbons, a pray by Pastor Chris Clem and an introduction from Richard Sackett, guest speaker, Navy Second Class Petty Officer Gunner’s Mate Dennis Tremain, took the podium. Tremain spoke of his experiences in the Navy and told of how his ship, which was once at Pearl Harbor, had now become a museum, allowing himself and others to revisit. The ceremony was concluded by setting a remembrance wreath afloat on the Spring River.

Cherokee Village To Celebrate 60 Years

VIllage60thThere 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.

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