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Horseshoe Bend

In 1962 Bill and Dick Pratt was trying to decide what to do with their almost five thousand acres of Ozark land. They were standing up on a hill and in the distance they saw the Strawberry River make a big bend, it looked like a horse shoe, and that is how the town got its name, Horseshoe Bend. They decided to found a town and soon people started moving there. Horseshoe bend could offer a closeness to the Ozark wildlife with nature trails or horseback riding. Horseshoe Bend has grown fast and today it is self-governing, has a city hall, post office, shopping center, library, seven churches and 2,300 residents.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Craig Huckaby
Recorder/Treasurer Michelle Grabowski
District Judge David Miller
City Attorney Brad Sipe
Fire Chief Mike Hilliker
Director Of Public Works Donny Dawson
Water Superintendent Mike Hilliker
Wastewater Superintendent Ron Shelton
Code Enforcement Officer James Sawica
Council Member Jeannett Hilliker
Council Member Josh Jackson
Council Member Jackie Kizer
Council Member Angel Owens
Council Member Kathi Purnell
Council Member Edward Worthington
Council Member Luther Yancey
Council Member Ron Yow

City Facts

County: Izard

Population: 2,184

Senate District: 19

House District: 61,62

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

704 W. Commerce

Phone: (870) 670-5113

Fax: (870) 670-4358

Fourth Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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