Hardy City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 1, but it was far from a regular meeting. The council had a busy agenda, but one topic stood out the most; passing ordinance 2015-2. Passing this ordinance was very important to Mayor Nina Thornton, which is why she used her ability to vote when there were three yes votes, two no votes and one abstention.
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
Hardy City Council discussed the need for a new police car or repairs to an existing car, received a list of suggested repairs for the Hardy Gym by Freda Gamblin and re-visited a possible agreement with Spring River Ambulance Services at the meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Hardy Chief Police James Hutchison was unable to give the department’s report due to health issues. Officer Tamara Taylor updated council members about the transportation issue in the department. The department’s 2007 silver Ford Crown Victoria appears to have a blown radiator, which occurred while the chief was making a traffic stop. The car had to be towed away and is since being stored on secured city property until a decision can be made regarding repairs.
It was announced by the Woodland Hills Property Owners Association today, “We have finalized the look of our new website. Please begin using for information related to the Woodland Hills Property Owners Assn, including news items, properties for sale, highlights of past meetings, rules and regulations, contact us section, etc. our goal is to keep all members informed of what is happening with regards to the WHPOA.
The WHPOA is run strictly with volunteers, and if you are interested in helping with various work needed around the lakes, or getting involved with the Board or being an Officer, please let us know. And please try to attend our general member meetings if at all possible.”
The flagpole outside the Sharp County Library in Hardy has been without a flag for quite some time. Cecilia Mullins, director of the library, was unaware that the American flag must have a light on it at all times when on display, which is why a flag has been absent from the property. Now, thanks to Friends of Hardy Library, who donated a solar light and VFW #4772, who donated a new flag, the flagpole has been revived.
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.
Hardy City Council had a full agenda at its meeting on Tuesday, May 19. Superintendent Billy Gilbreath addressed vandalism concerns, Police Chief James Hutchison introduced a new member of the department and the possibility of a Junior Police program. A discussion was held about what the city can do about cleaning up properties around town.
Thompson 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.
The new location for Spring River Artists Guild has proved to be a good move with a steady flow of traffic since opening in March. SRAG held a grand opening and celebrated its [new to them] building’s 100th birthday on Saturday, April 18.
Trish Corder, director of the art gallery, and volunteers of SRAG gathered on the front porch of their location, 300 East Main Street, Hardy, which used to be Hardy Antiques, to welcome visitors to their new home. “We’ve had a steady flow of people and offered goodies to anyone who wanted to come and tour our gallery,” Cordor said.
At its April 7 meeting, Hardy’s Advertising and Promotions Commission discussed a town hall meeting it planned to hold on April 14 at the Old Hardy Gym. The meeting was designed to discuss how A and P funds have been spent in the past and detail its plan to get more bang for the buck as it promotes the town as a tourist attraction. The Brooks Jeffrey Marketing firm was present to discuss the long term marketing strategy that it developed.