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News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 164 - Wednesday, 12th September 2007
late Carnival Day event
dog show which was due to take place on Carnival Day but
had to be delayed due to flooding took place on the riverside
Carnival Field on Sunday. I went along for a limited amount
of time and caught the first two shows and have heard that
later the event became quite busy, with many tourists entering
although I own a small one, dogs are not my forte - it's
more a Tina thing and Carnival Chairman, Mel Hodges had
to explain that the big brown one which turned up, with
longer legs and a fluffier tail, which I was sure would
win due to its sheer size, was in fact a horse.
below are some of the winners in the first two categories.
1st prize to Margaret Moore with 'Whizzey', 2nd to Paula Hill with
'Sonnie, 3rd to Lee Harris with 'Casper'.Ref: DSC_0964
Anita James and 'India' 1st, Fiona Lloyd and 'Emy-Lou' 2nd, Paula
Hill and 'Jake' 3rd, Martin, for Amy King with Lulu 4th.
Martin had to enter Lulu because, due to dog show rules, only one
person was allowed in the ring with the dog and Amy is not quite
stroong enough to handle Lulu alone. Jules, Martin and Amy King
with Amy's dog, Lulu. Ref: DSC_0975
Victoria Pakes with mum, Beverly Moran selling their beautiful home-made
jewellery at the event. Ref: DSC_0978
Lions to the rescue
Lions President, Keith Wilding presented the cheque to Gordon Palmer.
a heartfelt plea from the 'Cameo' group at the Baptist Church
the Ross Lions were touched to hear of their plight and
decided they would help. On investigation they found out
that this group provided a hot meal to around forty elderly
people every Wednesday throughout the year. Cooking for
this number you could see how an ordinary domestic cooker
could not stand the strain. When it finally gave up organizers
of Cameo decided to buy a proper commercial cooker but this
cost a lot of money.
approached several organizations in Ross, including the
Lions Club. Ross Lions decided to give a donation of £250
towards the purchase of the cooker. At the presentation
of the cheque they were able to get a first hand look at
the cooker and were suitably impressed.
is run completely by volunteers led by Cherry Ricketts.
Annie Robertson and Leah Lewis were on duty this day and
they were preparing a meal for the forty guests. They were
overjoyed to have the new cooker and said it was much easier
to cook the quantities of food required and of course quicker.
Phyllis Thomas also volunteers every week to do the washing
up and helping out.
Lions President, Keith Wilding presented the cheque to Gordon
Palmer, the Pastoral Worker at the Baptist Church, saying
what a wonderful feeling it was to
such a good cause and to see all those elderly guests enjoying
the meal. Gordon in turn replied that it was only due to
organizations such as the Lions that they were able to buy
the new cooker and he thanked the Lions for their generosity.
'Road Rage' Incident at Symonds Yat
Police investigating a ‘road rage’ type incident have released
a description of a motorist and car they wish to trace.
At around 6.20pm on Saturday, 1st September, the driver
of a red five door Vauxhall Corsa caused damage to a lorry
in the Little Chef car park on the A40 at Symonds Yat East.
A wheel brace was thrown at the windscreen and side window
of the lorry, fortunately without injury to the lorry driver.
offender is described as being of Asian appearance, in his
late teens to early 20s and of slim build, around 5ft 8in
to 5ft 10in tall and with short dark hair. He wore dark
trousers and a long-sleeved top, white in colour with red
hoops at the bottom. After the incident, the offender drove
off towards Hereford in the Corsa.
who witnessed the damage being caused or who has information
about the driver of the Corsa should contact PC Natalie
Wakefield at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888,
quoting ref: 22E/6943w/07.
Male Voice Choir to perform again with Ross Town Band
their successful concert last year, the Morriston RFC Male
Voice Choir and Ross Town Band are giving another concert
of voice and brass in St Mary's Church at 7:30 pm on Saturday,
15th September 2007. Tickets cost £10 and available from
County Collections in the High Street, the Tourist Information
Office at Swan House and the Heritage Centre and at the
door on the 15th September.
Rugby Choir is the youngest première Welsh Male Choir, with
a hard earned reputation for a very high standard of performance.
At the present time the choir has 100 plus members and has
performed with many international artists, Bryn Terfel and
Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins, Arfon Haynes Davies,
Gary Wilmott and Wynford Evans to name a few. They perform
in prestigious venues, including Wells Cathedral, Brecon
Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, Windsor, Eton College, Brangwyn
Hall Swansea, St David's Hall Cardiff and the Royal Albert
. . .
Morriston Male Voice Choir.
choir are pleased to welcome as their special guest Welsh
Soprano, Jennifer Walker. Jennifer has won many prizes including
the RWCMD prize for achievement (2004 & 2005), the Aneurin
Davies Memorial Prize 2005, the Russel Sheppard Memorial
Vocal Scholarship 2006, and the Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship
and Elias Singing Prize for Soprano. As well as opera, oratorio
and recital performances, Jennifer is a frequent soloist
for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Wales, including the role of First
Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for the programme "Discovering Music".
classes include James Gilchrist, Bernadette Greevey, Ryland
Davies, Wynne Evans and the panel of the 2005 Cardiff Singer
of the World competition.
Town Band is now in its 22nd year since reforming and is
thriving under the baton of Mr Peter Ryland. The Band plays
at a variety of events throughout the year, some for charity
and others for a small fee which goes towards the running
costs of the Band. It also supports a training band which
takes players of all ages and abilities, provides instruments
and training and prepares players for the Senior Band.
making of a promotional video for Sainsburys Supermarkets
was a more unusual job for the Band and they have also traveled
to Ross's twin towns of Betzdorf, Germany and Conde, France
where they entertained our foreign friends. They perform
regularly at the Bandstand in Ross, (which can be accessed
via Wye Street) and are usually available for engagements.
They welcome enquires from anyone interested in playing,
sponsoring or supporting them in an administrative capacity.
If you would like to become a member or help out, please
contact either Viv Lee-Hynes on 01594 860497 or Pete Ryland
on 01452 760398.
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