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January 17, 2018

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Local Band Encourages Music Growth In Hardy

Even in the Ozarks, those who perform old country and gospel music are becoming rarer than in years past.

According to Darrel and Crystal Bliss, two members of the band Denim and Lace, they and their band mates are trying to resurrect the music culture in northern Sharp County.

“We want to add to the community,” Crystal said. “I know Dennis Horton and his group have tried doing this. Just to bring more music and the culture back. People enjoy live music and shopping and then listening to people sing. We want Hardy to be known for music. Hardy needs something to be known for to attract more tourists here to the area.”

Fun Free Photo Booth Coming to Hardy, AR

In the very near future, in Hardy, when your walking around on our Main Street look for the BIG BANNER and you will know where you and your friends can stop in a take a FREE GROUP SELFIE and then upload to your own Facebook page for sharing!

Fun Themed Image with Four different snap shots!

We all love taking photo’s and the new open air Photo Booth will soon be live for those interested. Let your friends know that your made a point to “COME PAUSE IN HARDY” by posting your very own Hardy themed photo!

Entergy Arkansas Invests More Than $70-Thousand In Reliability Projects

Entergy Arkansas completed three projects in Sharp County this week to improve reliability of service to the area. The projects fulfill commitments made to the area after severe storms caused outages in the early morning hours at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Crews changed out a pole on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, installed three poles and three regulators at a second location on Highway 62 in Cherokee Village, and installed a pole and air-break switch on Highway 63B and Springwood Lane in Hardy.

Totally Awesome Eclipse Observed

Quite some time ago (many years) Leonard Holden donated his beloved telescope to highland high school. This very heretics gift has been part of science classes for over 20 years. Lately it has not been used though.

But that all ended today. For the past week Leonard, Nannette Daugherty and I have been warming up the telescope to be functional for today’s solar eclipse.

Near 200 students and administrators came up to the sweltering observatory to witness a celestial miracle. A total eclipse of the sun

Hardy Receives Grant From Entergy

The City of Hardy has grown quite a bit this year, from new businesses opening up to the completion of several city projects and now, a large grant has been awarded and will help the city to continue to grow.

David Burnette and Jon Brown with Entergy traveled to Hardy July 1 to present a check for $10,000 to Mayor Jason Jackson.

According to a release from Entergy, the company is “helping amplify the opportunities for Northeast Arkansas community to entice visitors and serve the community by funding a $10,000 grant for a pocket park.”

Hardy City Council Accepts Resignation From RT

Hardy City Council is on the search for a new recorder treasurer following current RT Myranda Hobbs’ resignation, which she delivered at the Aug. 1 meeting.

Hobbs cited moving out of Hardy as the reason for her resignation and thanked the council for the opportunity. “Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past year. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to work on the government financials, and all of which I will take with me throughout my career,” Hobbs said.

Hardy A&P Updates Official Tourist Website

The Hardy A&P Commission has committed to a new design update and maintenance agreement with Mashuga Marketing to manage the A&P online website for the official VISIT HARDY ARKANSAS tourist site. The site has been under transition for awhile and thus not had the ability to be easily managed or updated.

The new site will provide a user friendly dashboard to allow an authorized A&P approved individual to easily add content and events as well as manage business listings in the Hardy community. This will allow information to quickly be made available to our community and site visitors.

SRACC Views New Website

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meeting at the Artisan Sports Bar and Grill in Highland June 20.

President Laura Clute started the meeting off with a series of announcements pertaining to upcoming events including the upcoming Thunder on Thunderbird boat parade fireworks show slated for July 4 in Cherokee Village as well as the Cherokee Village Fire Department’s annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser which will take place in Town Center that morning.

The Tyler Parten Memorial Golf Tournament is also quickly approaching and is slated for July 8.

Hardy To Launch Farmer’s Market

The City of Hardy will launch a farmer’s market beginning in July. The market will take place the first and third Friday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the grassy area located between the former Downhome Country Kitchen and the old Motorcar Museum.

According to city council member, Advertising and Promotions [A&P] Commissioner and event coordinator Laura Smith, the farmers market will be a city sanctioned event.

New Boat Dock In Loberg Park

We are impressed with the speed of the construction of the new boat dock pier being built in Loberg Park in Hardy, AR. This new addition to this great park will allow easy access to the Spring River from the park.

It is wonderful seeing how great things can happen when we work together.  We wish to thank Billy Gilbreath, Director Of Public Works and all those involved. The idea had been tried nearly five times over the past many years with no success. When you have a Mayor and City officials that can actually work as a team good things happen.

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