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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 156 - Wednesday, 18th July 2007
Happening in Ross This Week?
Saturday 21st July a string quartet will be performing at
Ross Labels between 12 noon and 2:30 pm. This is a taste
of things to come from the Ross Live! Festival programme
which runs from Saturday 4th until Tuesday 14th August.
Village fete is being held at Peterstow Common on Saturday,
with lots of stalls, a vintage car display, Morris dancers
and lots more. Let's hope that the weather is kind to both
this event and to the Garden Fete which is being held at
the Chestnuts home for the elderly. Both of these events
begin at 2 pm.
special event is being held at The Vine Tree Inn on Saturday
evening. An auction is to be held consisting of various
lots to raise money for Barrs Court School hydrotherapy
pool. Although the school is actually in Hereford, it is
attended by pupils with special needs from Ross. The auction
begins at 8 pm and the organizers will be delighted to see
on Saturday evening, popular group Double Barrel will be
performing at The Plough, Overross from 8:30 pm, whilst
the entertainment at The Prince of Wales will be provided
by The Max.
'Band in the Park' this Sunday will be Cinderford Town Band.
Their performance at the bandstand will begin at 2 pm and
run until 4 pm.
Phoenix Majorettes are National Champions Again!
Majorettes have returned from the National Majorettes Championships
laden with trophies. The troupe, aged between 6 and 20 years,
were crowned National Champions in both the Junior Parade
Corps and Junior Accessory Corps sections. There were also
wins in the Senior Solo Accessory Section for Faye Mekins
and the Junior Basic Strut Section for Charlotte Jenkins.
Third place in the Senior Strut was awarded to Hannah Cornwall.
Runners up in the Pre-teen Accessory Duet Section were Katrina
Rodgers and Bethany Mayo.
the Tiny Tot Pom Pom Section, Ross Phoenix were runners
up with their interpretation of 'Hey Hey We're the Monkeys'.
This is a fantastic achievement as all but one of the girls
are in their first season with the troupe.
girls will now travel to Slovenia in September as part of
the England Majorette Team to take part in the European
Majorette Championships, competing against teams from twenty
is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to travel to these
Championships, to represent their country,' said their Trainer,
has begun, to help towards the cost of the trip. If you
would like to make a donation, please contact Tracie Cox
at 39, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA or telephone
her on 01594 823227.
Phoenix Majorettes with their trophies. Left to right: Charlotte
Jenkins, Sarah Wood, Hannah Cornwall,
Caroline Read, Lynette Bundy, Charlotte Cox, Clare Jenkins and Faye
Mekins. Ref: DSC_8993
Monkeys: Isabel Wood, Sarah Collinson, Libby Eden and Charlotte
Balm. Ref: DSC_9001
Kyrle Team 'Walking for Life'
by Kate Nicholls
a very wet Sunday morning, seventeen ladies, teaching and
support staff embarked on Race for Life, held at Hereford
Race Course. On arriving at the Race Course which was full
of ladies eager to complete their race, Radio Wyvern had
everybody brimming with enthusiasm keeping the crowds entertained
whilst the rain continued to fall.
a fifteen minute warm-up, we were all asked to make our
way to the start to complete the 5km race, runners first,
walkers second, as the race started, again the heavens opened
and continued to do so for the next hour. Our first lady
home was Design and Technology teacher, Vanessa Burley.
She completed the race in 40 minutes.
of the ladies who were participating in the race have been
affected by cancer, one way or another. Pinned to your back
on the day is a piece of paper saying what your own reason
is for taking part. I
was particularly moved by a little girl of about 8 or 9
who was walking in front of us with an older lady. Her reason
for doing the race was, 'I am doing this for all the people
who are brave, like me'.
have raised at present over £1000. After completing the
race we all met at the White Lion, where we had an excellent
meal, with excellent service. Thank you.
part in the race were, Poppy Jones, Denise Smith, Karen
Grainger, Julie Markey, Sarah Baxter, Kate Nicholls, Carol
Straughan, Vanessa Burley, Sarah Jones, Sue Jones, Theresa
Williams, Ann Jones, Deb Blake, Sarah Smith, Kath Stone-Fewings,
Claire Ormiston, Harriet Smith.
John Kyrle Team in heavy rain, before leaving for Hereford early
on Sunday morning. Ref: DSC_9073
'Astroturf' for next term at John Kyrle High School
and students at John Kyrle were delighted to welcome a number
of key partners who have made the long-awaited dream of
an Astroturf facility at school a reality.
Nigel Griffiths, said, 'In my seven years at the school
the delivery of this Astroturf has been possibly the most
complex issue in which I have been involved and its success
has been down to some excellent partner relationships which
we have managed to develop.'
Richards OBE, after whom the Astroturf will be named, has
been a very generous sponsor of the school and this programme.
He was joined by Colin Birks and Tony Featherstone, representing
Herefordshire Council together with Cllr Jenny Hyde and
Joyce Thomas, MBE DL, school governor to view the turf being
installed last Monday.
addition a number of students were able to see first hand
the progress of the Astroturf which is due to be completed
Griffiths thanked everyone for their support and praised
'McArdle SportsTec' for the quiet and efficient way in which
they were completing the work. 'The new facility will be
an excellent way to begin our new term in September and
will complement the LTA tennis facilities and sports fields
to which we currently have access.'
inspect the school playing field during the Astroturf installation
on Monday. Ref: DSC_9084
Clive Richards OBE, Nigel Griffiths, Colin Birks, Joyce Thomas MBE
DL, Cllr Jenny Hyde and Tony Featherstone.
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