LOCUST GROVE — Richie Tosh claimed the checkered flag Saturday night at the 16th annual Shoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tosh started the race at in the 12th position and said he was able to slowly work his way to the front of the pack.
“I was able to gain a spot or two when we stayed green,” Tosh said.
Tosh was able to jump ahead of pole setter and defending champion Wayne Brooks, who led for most of the race, and T.J. Herndon to claim the top spot with two laps to go.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School will host a “Bearkatz Football 101 Class” Tuesday night at 6 in the high school cafeteria, Athletic Director Tim Massey announced.
Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore will instruct the class.
“This is available for all parents and community members that would like to learn more about Bearkatz football,” Massey said.
SOUTHSIDE — A 63-yard touchdown run by England running back Quintin Woods proved to be the difference Friday night as the Lions beat the Southside Southerners 22-14 in a nonconference meeting.
The loss ends Southside’s win streak at two games.
Four plays earlier, Southside scored their second touchdown when running back Colby Sutton rushed into the end zone from one yard out with 48 seconds left in the third quarter. A Storm Tiption extra point knotted the contest at 14.
ROSIE — Judy Ann Fike, 56, of Rosie died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Born April 4, 1955, at Newport, she was the daughter of Paul Abner and Willie Amy Hayes Fike. She was retired and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include five brothers, Edwin Fike, Karrel Fike, Ellis Fike and Paul Fike, all of Rosie, and Danny Fike of Oil Trough; two sisters, Dorothy Beckum and Kathie Parker, both of Rosie; three grandchildren, Zachary Williams of Georgia and Sebastian Ramsey and Joseph Ramsey, both of California; and several nephews and nieces.
JACKSON, Tenn. — The Union University Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lyon College Scots 2-0 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference women’s soccer match here Friday.
The home team scored their first goal in the 23rd minute and added another in the final minute.
Lyon’s freshman goalie Stephanie Spiteri recorded seven saves.
Lyon now sits at 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the TranSouth.
By press time, results from the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational cross country meet were not available, and don’t expect them anytime soon, according to Batesville Lady Pioneer Coach Diane Treadway.
“They were timing by (computer) chips and they had this new program and it was all messed up,” she said. “We left there not knowing anything, really.”
CONWAY — Charles Lee Herrington, 80, of Conway died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Conway.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Conway. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
FLORAL — Howard Whitener, 90, of Floral died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born June 30, 1921, in Mississippi, he was the son of Grover Cleveland and Ruth Grissom Whitener. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Southern Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Whitener of Newark, Raymond Whitener of Bridgeport, Texas, and Caroll Whitener of Pleasant Plains; a sister, Gertrude Scott of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
LITTLE ROCK — The embattled director of the Arkansas Lottery resigned today after a series of public missteps that drew criticism and overshadowed the college scholarships financed by the program he helped establish.
Ernie Passailaigue’s resignation was announced today after a closed session of the Arkansas Lottery Commission. His resignation is effective Oct. 7.
Julie Baldridge, the lottery’s spokeswoman and legislative relations director, will serve as interim director, commission chairwoman Dianne Lamberth said.
Samantha Pomranky and Ronnie Wootten were married in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 23 in Centennial Park at Nashville, Tenn.
Ralph Griggs officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Pauletta Waugh of Batesville and Curt and Jolene Pomranky of Cushman. The groom is the son of Kay Wootten of Batesville.
A reception will be held at a later date. Invitations will be mailed.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Country artist Justin Moore will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus.
Moore is best known for his four Top 40 singles, including No. 1 songs “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA” and “How I Got to Be This Way” and his Top 10 single “Backwoods.”