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Issue No. 164 - Wednesday, 12th September 2007
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Page 1 [Yippee, it's Christmas - Ross Country Market - Heart of England in Bloom - Leaving RTB - Linton Village Fete]
Page 2 [h.Art at Wobage Farm and Broome Farm]
Page 3 [Newent Onion Fayre]

Page 4

[Nature Watch - Picnic Bench Vandalized - Dark Side of the Moon]
Page 5 [St. Mary's Celebrates - Dean Fulford's Funeral Arrangements]
Page 6 [A late Carnival Event - Open Art Surgery - Ross Lions - Road Rage at Symonds Yat - Morriston Male Voice Choir]
Page 7 [What's Happening in Ross this week - About Town on Saturday evening - Local Author's Exhibition]
Page 8 [That Mystery Photo - Letters - British Legion - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 9 [Herefordshire County News]
A late Carnival Day event

The 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 their dogs.

Actually, 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.

Pictured 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.
Ref: DSC_0972

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

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Ross Lions to the rescue

Ross Lions President, Keith Wilding presented the cheque to Gordon Palmer.

After 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.

They 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.

Cameo 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.

Ross 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

support 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.

The 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.

Anyone 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.

Morriston Male Voice Choir to perform again with Ross Town Band

Following 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.

Morriston 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 Hall London.

Continued . . .

Morriston Male Voice Choir.

The 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".

Master classes include James Gilchrist, Bernadette Greevey, Ryland Davies, Wynne Evans and the panel of the 2005 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Ross 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.

The 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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