LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Doug Cauthen thought winning the Kentucky Derby would be easy.
After all, his older brother, Steve, won a Triple Crown as a teenager aboard Affirmed in 1978.
“I thought for sure I’d probably train a Kentucky Derby winner by the time I was 18, after watching him,” Doug said. “Then, once I got in the business world I figured it would take me awhile. I’ve paid my dues.”
Now the president of WinStar Farm, Cauthen is ready to end the operation’s Derby drought.
The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves clinched second place in the Class 2A-2 District standings with a 7-3 win over the top-seeded Melbourne Lady Bearkatz Wednesday afternoon at Batesville’s North Complex.
Cedar Ridge finished the conference season with a 9-3 record. Midland is 8-3 with a game remaining, but Cedar Ridge holds the tiebreaker. The Lady Mustangs clinched the third seed with a win over Walnut Ridge Wednesday (see story below).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Despite a 1-hitter from Lyon senior pitcher Faith Richmond, the Pipers’ softball season ended here this morning with a 3-2 loss to the Bethel Lady Wildcats in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
The tournament is being played at the Trojan Softball Complex on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene.
Richmond pitched six innings, walked one and struck out two. Three errors behind her were the difference.
Bethel’s lone hit came when Brittany Edmonds hit a solo home run over the center field fence on a 2-out, 2-strike count in the first inning.
• Batesville Motor Speedway points races, grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing at 8.
• Pioneer Day Homecoming Singing, 6:30 p.m., Ozarka College’s John E. Miller Auditorium. Community choir to sing old and contemporary songs. Admission is free.
• Concord Beta Club annual variety show, 7 p.m., old gymnasium. Skits and singing. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults. Call Frieda Clark at (870) 668-3522.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Randall Love, 55, of Cherokee Village died Monday, April 26, 2010, in a Mountain Home hospital.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Anderson Love; his parents, James and Clara Love; a son, Michael Love; a daughter, Kala Conway; a sister, Threse Powell; and two brothers, James Love and Joseph Zauner.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Berera Lutheran Church, located at 4873 North 107th St. in Milwaukee with the Rev. Larry Houser officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
LITTLE ROCK — Dr. Charles Wycough “Chuck” Jeffery, 49, of Little Rock died Monday, April 26, 2010, in a Houston hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ruebel Funeral Home, located at 6313 West Markham St. in Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Jeffery Children Scholarship Fund at any local Arvest Bank or may be mailed to P.O. Box 2220, Little Rock, AR 72203; or Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board approved on April 20 the creation of a summer school program for district and non-district children to be located at Cord-Charlotte Elementary.
The program would be run for a fee of $55 per week and begin this summer.
Ellen Harmon, Aralene Byars and Melanie Carpenter will coordinate the program and their salary will be the amount remaining after all bills and expenses are paid. The district will provide a bus (and driver when a large bus is required) for field trips.
In other business, the board:
LITTLE ROCK — An Alexander woman is accused of taping together two lottery tickets to make it look like she won $100 and then trying to claim the false prize.
Carmelia Johnson, 43, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of lottery fraud after she showed up at Arkansas Scholarship Lottery headquarters, police said.
Thirty-two 4-H’ers participated in the countywide 4-H Activity Day event Monday at the Southside Middle School. The contests were: Tree Identification, Horticulture, Seed Identification, and Dairy Recipe.
First-place winners from the Activity Day contests will be eligible to compete at the Regional O’Rama in Atkins in June and the Senior contestants will be able to compete at the State O’Rama on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville in July.
JONESBORO — The Honors College at Arkansas State University will host the 1st annual Honors Recognition Ceremony & Reception at 5 p.m. May 7 in the Cooper Alumni Center on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.
Forty-five graduating honors students will be recognized in the company of their parents, families, guests and university dignitaries.
The Batesville Daily Guard will again publish its Progress edition this summer.
The Progress edition is published every five years and offers updates made in the community, business and agriculture, public service and industry sectors — how they’ve grown, what’s new, what’s been updated, etc.
To find out more information on how to list your business, industry, club or organization, call the Guard at (870) 793-2383 to have a form faxed to you, or pick up a form at our office at 258 W. Main St.