Ken Smith added to musical lineup

July 31, 2008 Arkansas native singer and songwriter Ken Smith has been added to the lineup of performers for the White River Water Carnival, according to Steve Thomas of Batesville Promotions.

Attendance up at Sharp County Fair

July 31, 2008 ASH FLAT - Despite the heat, attendance at the Sharp County Fair was up the first two nights over the previous year's figures, fair board secretary Nancy Orr said.

Drilling criticized

July 31, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas' $29.5 million agreement with a natural gas firm that wants to drill on more than 11,500 acres of state wildlife area faces criticism and questions from environmental g

FEMA money begins arriving

July 31, 2008 Hardy sustained $1.1 million in damages HARDY - When water from Spring River started pouring into Hardy on March 18, it found empty houses and businesses.

Wrestling, water events set

July 31, 2008 In addition to a new water feature added to this year's White River Water Carnival Parade, other events are scheduled at Riverside Park, according to Steve Thomas.

News of other days

July 30, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 10, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Ask a Master Gardener: About peach trees, rhubarb

July 30, 2008 Question: We have two peach trees that ripen in August. Although the peaches were coming along great, they are now rotting and falling off the trees. My aunt said it is probably brown rot.