The Hardy Garden Club has pieced together a project that many in the community have made a point to take a look at a beautiful, handmade t-shirt quilt that features important landmarks and businesses of Sharp County. The quilt, which has been on display at the old Hardy Gym, can now be viewed at the Hardy Quilting Company on Main Street.
The Friends Of Hardy Arkansas plan to attend the next City Council meeting on May 7th, in order to make a presentation of a wonderful “GIFT OF SIGNAGE” to the City Of Hardy.
These will be new signs, custom-made by a local area sign shop for the Eight empty poles located at the two public parking lots as well as Dr. Thompson Park. We wanted to keep the business local for the signs to support the community.
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.
Hardy, Ark. — Travelers will find themselves right at home in Hardy, Arkansas. A relaxing, peaceful, friendly little town situated on U.S. Highway 63. Settled in the 1880’s, pioneers were drawn to the area not only for its beauty, but because the area supported their need for food, water, and shelter. After the railroad came through the area along the Spring River, the town was born. When a post office was established for the railroad camp in 1883, a town name was needed. The name chosen was “Hardy”, in recognition of James Hardy, Jr., a subcontractor for the new railroad. Hardy had saved his boss’s life from a gang of angry railroad workers and in gratitude; the boss asked that the new post office be named “Hardy.” Many descendants of the original settlers still make Hardy their hometown.
One of the biggest discussion in Sharp County seemed to be about the county’s wet/dry issue, which passed, making Sharp County a wet county. The following are the results from other local races and issues on the ballot, including the medical marijuana which did not pass in the county, but is a state initiative.
City of Hardy Election Results 2012
Alderman Ward 1 Pos 1
- Bob Gilliland-132
- Amy Hussung-184
Ward 2 Position 1
- Mary Yates-81
- Dale Maddox-201
- Louis Seibert-40
Alderman Ward 2 Pos 2
- Liane Maddox-197
- Sherri Groves-123
Full encampment. Traders set up shop and hawk wares from black powder rifles to Lewis and Clark beads, tomahawks, moccasins, knives, tanned leather, furs and more. Mountain man Music, Blacksmithing, Archery and possible black powder shoot. Pre 1840 Event with primitive camping. Tee Pee’s and period Mountain lodging. Possible Cannon displays. Period demonstrations on site. Located in Loberg Park, this three day event is admission free and open to the public. There is plenty of free parking. This is a kid friendly event. No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Bad Attitudes, All dogs must be leashed. Contact Cheyenne@ 208-553-3322 or Rawhide @ 417-372-1252
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.
“Five years ago, it was my dream come true. I was leaving the corporate world to be my own boss and own a cool business, then the economy tanked.”
That is Marc Herring’s to-the-point description of the challenges he has faced since buying the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in 2007.