Fair numbers up for this year

July 23, 2007 Slightly cooler than usual weather for July and a week with no serious rain threats may have been contributing factors to the increase in attendance at the 87th annual Independence County Fair held la

Scholarship honors Charles Cheatham

July 23, 2007 Melbourne — As part of its new ICON program, the Ozarka College Foundation Board has developed a scholarship fund to honor the late Izard County native Charles Cheatham.

Speakers herald hydroelectric project

July 23, 2007 Smiles and congratulations were passed out Friday as Batesville, Independence County and state officials came together to dedicate the hydroelectric project.

News of Other Days

July 23, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 2, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Iowa sex offender arrested in Newark

July 20, 2007 A sex offender from Iowa who had recently moved to Newark has been arrested after he failed to register in the state of Arkansas, officers said.

Sharp County Fair opens Tuesday

July 20, 2007 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair opens Tuesday with five contestants seeking the Miss Sharp County title, pageant director Sue Billiot said.

Thrills reported at carnival

July 20, 2007 The Independence County Fair attendance for Thursday night was down by just 15 people this year, bringing in 3,078 compared to last year’s 3,093.

Family feels justice served, forgives accomplice

July 20, 2007 ASH FLAT — For nine days Randy Watts had sat in the courtroom and watched as each juror was selected, each motion was made and each time the man accused of killing his brother and sister-in-law

Thousands flock to fair

July 19, 2007 The second night of the 87th annual Independence County Fair was muggy but that didn’t stop thousands of people from flocking to the fairgrounds to enjoy the second armband night of the fair.