Ruff Riders win trophies

July 16, 2008 BENTON - Ruff Riders 4-H Club of Sharp County brought home several trophies from the 2008 State 4-H Horse Show held July 8-10 at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton, adult advisor Nancy Orr said

Sloane Roberts wins teen crown

July 16, 2008 When Sloane Roberts attended her first Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen competition at 12, she was just a curious onlooker.

Historical society to hear migrant worker stories

July 16, 2008 The Independence County Historical Society will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Community Bank in Batesville, at the intersection of St. Louis and Harrison streets.

Area Briefs

July 16, 2008 UACCB board to meet The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall 140 West.

Report: Crashed helicopter was checking power lines

July 16, 2008 SALESVILLE (AP) - A helicopter carrying a power-line inspector for a Missouri utility company crashed Tuesday near the Norfork Dam in northern Arkansas, killing both the pilot and passenger, officia

South Sharp EMS fee to be on ballot

July 16, 2008 ASH FLAT - South Sharp County residents will have the opportunity this fall to vote on increasing a personal property tax assessment for continued ambulance service from South Sharp County Emergency

Bob King dies at 83

July 16, 2008 Editor's note: This story includes portions of an interview with Bob King that Guard Staff Writer Lacy Mitchell conducted in 2006 for a college journalism class.

Fair under way

July 16, 2008 Attendance was up a little for the first night of the Independence County Fair.