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January 2019

December 2018


By |2018-12-19T20:36:44+00:00December 19th, 2018|Chamber News, Uncategorized|

2018 Photo contest Entries for voting

We had such a great response for our 2018 Photo Contest we are inviting the public to vote for their favorites.  The criteria for voting is the photo will be featured on the cover of our 2019 Guide Book, so it must look good in a portrait layout. The top photos will be inside the 2019 Guide Book.

Attached please find the 2018 Photo Contest Entries.  Please vote for up to 5 entries by sending an email with “PHOTO CONTEST VOTE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE and  then list the number(s) of the photo(s) you choose in the body of the email.  Photos designated with an A,B or C are cropped examples if they photo was in a landscape format.  Just vote on the number without the letter.

Send your vote to: [email protected]

Only email per person allowed! Voting Deadline is January 8, 2019

E. Wilson Green and Future Leaders Award Nomination Forms

By |2018-12-05T18:16:27+00:00December 5th, 2018|Chamber News|

To:  All S.R.A.C.C. Members,


Attached is a nomination form for the E. Wilson Green Award and Future Leaders Award (new this year)  presented by the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce.


The E. Wilson Green Award was first given in 1990 and is presented in memory of the late Chamber leader, E. Wilson Green, who served as a board member and was an instrumental participant in the Chamber for many years.


The award is presented to a person or organization for outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or this community.  This Nominee does not have to be a member of the S.R.A.C.C.   Please give proper and due consideration to a deserving person or organization for this outstanding award.




  1. The candidate should have distinguished himself/herself by love of and vigorous support for the community.
  2. The honoree must be present at the award presentation (January 22, 2019 or weather date Jan. 29, 2019).
  3. No previous E.Wilson Green Award winner may be nominated or receive the award again.
  4. Candidate must live in the Spring River Area, which includes: Ash Flat, Hardy, Highland, Cherokee Village or surrounding areas.


All nominations will be reviewed by the Executive Board of Directors.  The Board will select the top three (3) nominees and these names will appear on the Ballot.  This ballot will be mailed to all members to be voted on.Each Chamber member will have only one (1) vote.




  1. Must be 18 or under and has not graduated High School yet.
  2. Must actively work to create a better community (This can be through volunteerism, supporting peers in a positive manner and being a productive member of society).
  3. Actions which qualify must have been to benefit the Spring River and/or surrounding areas.
  4. Must be present to receive award during the banquet and, hopefully, be able to present the award to the following year’s recipient..
  5. Candidate should have distinguished himself/herself by love of and vigorous support for the community.
  6. Candidate must live in the Spring River Area, which includes: Ash Flat, Hardy, Highland, Cherokee Village or surrounding areas

(This Award will be determined by a committee of community leaders.



October 2018

The Wizards are Coming Feb 15, 2019!

By |2018-10-04T14:54:13+00:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

They’re Back! the High flying, Alley Oops Tricks & Hoops will be back at the A.L. Hutson Center Friday, February 15, 2019 to play our local Sharp Shooters.


Sponsorships are available.  Call Laura Clute at 870-994-8000.


Here’s a preview of what’s to come:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGby_04kLnM&feature=youtu.be


September 2018

Cherokee Village Golf News Sept. & Oct. 2018

By |2018-09-26T16:08:29+00:00September 26th, 2018|Happenings, Sports|

Cherokee Village
North Course & South Course
News and Items of Interest
Tuesday – September 25, 2018
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26th at CV North there will be a group of 26 players teeing off around 9:00 a.m. This group will only be playing 18 holes.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3rd will be the CV Ladies Fall Classic held at the South Golf Course. The 4-Lady Scramble will tee off at 9:00 a.m. with lunch to follow play. Currently, the CV Ladies will be hosting 23 teams from across the area. The South Course will re-open for general play after the event, appoximately 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6th will be the annual CV Property Owners 4-Person Scramble at CV North. The 9:00 shotgun start will be preceeded by coffee, donuts & juice beginning at 8:00 a.m. – – lunch will follow play – – mulligans, hole prizes, breakfast & a great day with friends. An entry form is attached.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11th will be the annual North Arkansas Electric Coop “Operation Round-Up” outing at CV South. The South Course will be available for play from 7:30 to 10:30 on this Thursday – – then the event will shotgun start beginning at 11:00 a.m. The course will re-open for general play at approximatley 3:30 p.m.
  • The annual Rebel Classic hosted by the Rebel Booster Club has moved from the hot, July date to Saturday, Oct. 13th this year. The event will be held at CV South with a 9:00 shotgun start. More details to come in the near future.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20th will be the Veterans’ Memorial Tournament at CV North. The 3-Man Scramble has a $150 entry fee per team along with a sign-up deadline of Oct. 17. For more information, email: [email protected] or send your team names & number of rental carts needed to: Vet Golf, PO Box 2, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.


July 2018

Mission of Hope Food Pantry

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Mission of Hope food pantry is open on Thursday from 9 – noon.
The local pantry is supported by Hope’s Closet sales and community donations.  We are also a USDA distribution point for Sharp County serviced from the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.
There are some economic guidelines, but we never turn anyone away who is hungry.  Bring a photo ID, something with your physical address on it and social security card for each person in the household.  One service that we can help clients with is applying for SNAP benefits if they have not, it is an overwhelming process for non readers and people who do not see well.
Additionally on Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:45 we offer free clothing to those in need.  Not from the Hope’s Closet but from our free area.
The Mission of Hope is located at 3968 Highway 62/412 Hardy. Telephone 870-856-5511
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Chamber Sponsors Spring River Innovation Hub Technology Program

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Chamber News, Education|

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the sponsorship and support for the Spring River Innovation Hub’s (SRIH)  technology purchases with a $2,000 donation, announced President Eddie Ishmael.

The mission of the Spring River Innovation Hub is to provide a creative culture of innovation and entrepreneurship through an inclusive, collaborative network of diverse resources and opportunities that fosters sustainable small business and regional economic growth.

“Supporting the Spring River Innovation Hub is in perfect alignment with one of the Chamber’s strategic goals to support and promote local economic development and stability;” said Ishmael. “The Innovation Hub will be a resource center to help incubate startups, support home-based businesses, and encourage small businesses to thrive.  When our local businesses succeed they employ people, buy goods and services, pay taxes, and give back by supporting charities, churches and other worthwhile causes.  We all need our small businesses and local entrepreneurs to be successful.  We also must recruit and retain entrepreneurs, who are looking for communities just like ours, to bring their business idea and passion and to invest here.”

The SRIH will offer a variety of support services for area businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives, will open in phases throughout 2018.

 “On behalf of the Spring River Innovation Hub Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce for its generous donation and support of the Innovation Hub project,” said SRIH Board Chair Jonathan Rhodes. “Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. We look forward to working alongside and in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, business and civic leaders and other economic development initiatives to keep our local and regional economies growing.”

For more information about the SRIH please contact Graycen  Bigger at 870.335.7409.


Front Row (L-R): Angela Phipps, Ozarka College; Vicki Rice, Stonehouse B&B; Clint Wiles, FNBC; Ron and Althea Briton, Spring River Tees & More; Graycen Bigger, SRIH; Nadja Coleman, King-Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; and Ethan Barnes, Centennial Bank.

Back Row: Donald Britnell, FNBC; Jonathan Rhodes, King-Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; Marc Herring, Ozark Classic Crafts Mall; Laura Sackett Clute, Ozark Gateway Realty, OGWLLC; Joey Cooper, Evolve Bank & Trust; Fred Holzhauer, First Community Bank; Kasey Carter, Highland School District; and Lorna Lee, 1st Choice Healthcare.

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June 2018

Building a Healthier Sharp County

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The WRHS Foundation Paver Project provides funding to enhance medical care at the WRMC Medical Complex Cherokee Village. Gifts to the Paver Project generated $4,000 used for the construction of the helipad.

Many businesses and residents in Sharp County and surrounding areas contributed to the project. Donors include the Bank of Cave City; Dr. Doug Bernard; Robert C. Jr. and Judy E. Brown; Centennial Bank; First Community Bank;  Mr. and Mrs. Donald Britnell; Johnny Carter; Richard and Michelle Huff; Sandy Jones; North Arkansas Building Specialties; North Arkansas Electric Cooperative; Norma J. Orr; Ozark Gateway Realty, LLC; Charlotte Sellers; Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce; Russell Stokes, Jr.; James M. and Marcia Street; Steve and Kim Thompson; Tri County Board of Realtors, Inc.; United Country Cotham & Co; and Donward and Velda Wiles.


“We are grateful for the support of the residents and businesses in our communities,” said Robert Wright, Administrator of Physician Services.  “We want to ensure that the residents in our communities have the care they need, where they need it.”

Donors will be recognized with an engraved brick located along a 30-yard sidewalk from the helipad to the emergency room.

The Paver Project continues to accept gifts to improve medical care in the region. For more information about the Paver Project, or how you can become involved in improving the health of the community, contact the White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation at (870) 262-1927, or the WRMC Medical Complex Cherokee Village at (870) 257-6041.

The WRMC Medical Complex is an affiliate of WRHS. WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices, and senior life centers.  WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.


Centennial Bank of Highland recently donated $500 to the Pavers Project at WRMC Medical Complex Cherokee Village.  Project proceeds benefit medical care provided at the complex.  For more information regarding the Pavers Project, or to make a donation, call (870) 262-1927.  Pictured in front row from left to right: Ethan Barnes, Centennial Bank Loan Officer; Amy Runsick, Centennial Bank Teller Supervisor; Charity Schaufler, ER Clinical Lead RN; Shane Wood, ER Clinical Lead RN; Nathan Criss, Centennial Bank Market President; Ashley Hall, PCMH Coordinator; Jennifer Johnson, APRN. Pictured in the second row from left to right: Tabitha Thurman, Radiologist; Amy Whitten, Radiology Supervisor; Ruth Ann Overturf, Radiologist; James Street, Facility Administrator; and Shannon Smart, Clinic Secretary. Pictured in back row from left to right: Charlotte Sellers, ER/Outpatient Registration; and Stacey Wright, WRMC Trauma Manager.

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