Ronald C. Trowbridge, 78, of Versailles passed away at 2pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Scottsburg on June 9, 1938 the son of Herman and Violet Clark Trowbridge. He was married to Deanna Robbins on March 17, 1961 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Bryan (Terri) Trowbridge of Versailles and Gary Trowbridge of Friendship; one daughter Kari (Mark) Taulbee of Versailles; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one sister Janet (John) Wheat of Scottsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dennis, and his granddaughter Khristy Taulbee. Mr. Trowbridge was a 1956 graduate of Lexington High School in Scott County. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era having served from 1960 to 1965. He was engaged in the commercial offset and silk screen printing business for 56 years having operated businesses in Scottsburg, Butlerville, Cross Plains and had Ron Dee Printing in Versailles, a business he operated with his wife since 1982. He had also worked for the Charleston Leader in Charleston, Indiana and for Herald Printery in Louisville. He had taught printing at Salem High School, the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles, and was a printing instructor to missionaries at the New Testament Bible School in Dillsboro. Ron’s hobbies included boating, camping, fishing and his talents allowed him to do carpentry, electric, and plumbing, as well as building up and restoring old cars. At the very least, Ron was a talented and diversified individual. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, the Brown Township American Legion at Friendship, and the Versailles Masonic Lodge. Funeral services for Ron will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Masonic services will be held Tuesday at 7:30pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church or the Akers Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
THE Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club of Alness, Corentyne, Berbice, will come alive today when the club stages the `Sport of Kings’ one-day horse race meet at the club’s facility from 13:00hrs.Six races are carded for the day with the feature event being for horses classified `J’ and Lower over 1400 metres with the winning stable receiving $80,000.Other races on the day’s programme include a `K’ Class and Lower, a `L1’ and Lower, a `L2’ and Lower an Unclassified Class and an open and non-starters race for a first prize worth $40,000, the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.According to reports, over 40 horses have been registered for the event including Angel Eye, Red Jet, Red Regent, Irish Boy, Daddy’s Dollar, Victoria Secret, Lucky Lucky and Call She Royal.Reports indicate that the track is in excellent condition and the entry fee is $1000 at the gate.The organisers would like to thank Anirude Construction, Kanhai’s Guyana Electrical Agency, Stag Beer, Fazal habibulla, Chris Jagdeo Construction, Nand Persaud, Clevaland Taxi Services, Goodwood Racing Service, Neville Budhan, GTM Insurance Company, NTN Berbice, Gyle Hookamchand and Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club for their sponsorship.