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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.

Fredamae Gamblin, of Hardy, Awarded the E. Wilson Green Award

2011877-LFredamae Gamblin, of Hardy, was announced as the 2013 recipient of the E. Wilson Green award, which recognizes a community member known for giving their time to make the community a better place to live. Gamblin has long been involved in local service organizations,  serving on the Main Street Hardy Board of Directors, the Hardy Garden Club, the County Ladies Home Extension group  and the Ladies of the Elks. Gamblin also volunteers to staff the Chamber office during vacations and other days as needed. She has also assisted in the gathering and distribution of the 600 Christmas packets given to students at the Cherokee Village Elementary school.

Hardy Mayor Clashes With Council Over Travel Expenses

2014janmeetingThe Hardy City Council passed a 2014 budget at its Jan. 7 meeting, but spending remained a hot topic through the remainder of the meeting.

During council member comments, Dale Maddox expressed concerns about the $6,000 allotted to the city administration for travel and education expenses. He said he thought the city had “over budgeted” for the expense, questioning why a city as small as Hardy would need to budget three times more than the city of Ash Flat, which budgets only $2,000.

Hardy A&P Commission Launches New Website!

A&PWe are excited to finally see a beautiful new “official website” that has just been launched by the Hardy A&P Commission.

As stated by the A&P, “The new website, www.VisitHardyArkansas.com, provides the cornerstone for the integrated marketing strategy implemented by the Hardy Advertising & Promotion Commission to increase tourism. The focus is to promote four main interest areas: Spring River, Artisans, Cultural Heritage and Music.”

Be sure to bookmark that site and check it out today, and make Hardy, Arkansas your tourist stop!

Ozark Visual Art Showcase

art1The Ozark Visual Art showcase took place today on Saturday, October 19, 2013, it lasted from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Those who attended this wonderful free display had the opportunity to see some wonderful local works of art form area artist.

This was the Fourth show and sale at the old gymnasium in downtown Hardy, Ar. Items that were on display as well as for sale included beautiful glass art, jewelry, paintings, gourd art, photography, pottery and more were viewable.

Additionally, art demonstrations took place throughout the day up on the stage as well.  Our area has some wonderful artist and we look forward to the next Art Show.

Hardy Halloween – NOT CANCELLED

Halloween In HardyThe tradition will continue as scheduled on Halloween in Hardy, Arkansas! The location from the Hardy gym will change to down on Historic Main Street. Merchants and private citizens are invited to set up their Spook-tacular displays to the delight of everyone.

 It’s easy to participate, just bring your car and your kids and treats on Main Street for a fun filled night.

Park your car, open and decorate your trunk, and sit on your lawn chairs while you watch your child trick or treat from car to car, while you hand out candy to those visiting your car!

State Park Officials Tour Hardy

“We are ready to shop.” This was the consensus among the large group of primarily women who visited Hardy from several of the States1945507-L Department of Parks and Tourism Visitor Centers offices on a familiarization tour hosted by the Ozarks Gateway Tourist Council. The group was welcomed Sept. 26 at the Old Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast in Hardy before hitting the streets to enjoy the local shops. The event was held last week and was sponsored by the Ozarks Gateway Tourism Council.

Adam Davis, President of the Ozarks Gateway Tourist Council led the group to the welcome reception from Mammoth Spring.

Friday Night Bingo In Hardy Arkansas

bingom We are excited to announce that the Main Street Of Hardy, Inc. that is part of the Arkansas Main Streetbingow program is now bringing BINGO to Hardy, AR.

Located at 108 E. Mai Street in downtown Hardy the spacious 3,000 feet Bingo floor offers plenty of room for those looking for some Friday night fun. It offers elevated caller stand, audio system and four TV’s with a easy to see flashboard.

You can purchase Bingo packs for only $15 as well as other options too. Early Bird and Early Mini $2 pays cash and prizes too.

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.

City Website Proposal Idea – Isn’t It Time?!

citysitesampleThe folks over at Mashuga Marketing have created a demo site idea for a NEW City Of Hardy Arkansas. The visual look is clean and simple. Feel free to explore the DEMO site at this link: http://www.mashugahosting.com/demo2/ .

The City Of Hardy has never had an OFFICIAL CITY WEBSITE, one specifically dedicated to providing City specific information on services, contacts, and most importantly Council meeting information such as online copies of the meetings and documents.

Being able to easily reach your Alderman with questions is a basic need of any city and having a professional online presence for the community and especially those thinking about relocating to the area is always a POSITIVE.

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