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Issue No. 171 - Wednesday, 31st October 2007
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Page 1 [Top West Midlands Restaurant - A Big Man with a Big Heart - Great Weekend Ahead - Tribute to Dora Gwilliam]
Page 2 [Being crafty at the Chase Hotel - Special fashion show in aid of Macmillan]
Page 3 [Pumpkin Contest - Welsh Cider Makers at Broome Farm]

Page 4

[On and Off the Flight Deck - Cards for Good Causes - What's Happening in Ross - Happy Birthday, Jerry - Autumn]
Page 5 [Icelandic Party - Serious Injury on the A40 - Macmillan Quiz - Asda Ghouls - Letters]
Page 6 [Christmas Menus 2007 - Jumping Jive - Half Term Big Draw - Forest Fires - Glosfolk - Sport - Weather]
Page 7 [News from around Herefordshire]
On and Off the Flight Deck

Artist and former Ross resident, Hank Adlam launched his book 'On and Off the Flight Deck', at Ross Library last Friday, October 26th. Copies of the book, a cracking account of Hankıs life as a naval fighter pilot between 1941 and 1945, was snapped up by the crowd, and there was a constant stream of fascinated readers queueing up to get the authorıs signature.

Many people were renewing their friendship with Hank and among them was Ross artist, Jerry Whitehouse, who taught Hank how to paint aeroplanes. . 'On and Off the Flight Deck' is published by Pen and Sword, the book costs £19.99 and it is available from Ross Books in Broad Street.

Hank Adlam pictured chatting with Jerry Whitehouse, on the right is Hankıs daughter, Asa.
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Cards for Good Causes on Sale Now!

If, when buying your Christmas cards you like the thought of helping your favourite charity, why not go along to Ross Heritage Centre and visit 'Cards for Good Causes?' There are some beautiful cards available, all of which help to boost the funds of many charities.

Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford was pleased to officially open the shop on Tuesday and urged people to start spending.

Cards for Good Causes helps cancer charities, childrens' charities, Help the Aged, NCH, The British Heart Foundation, Save the Children, the National Autistic Society and many, many other worthy causes. There is also a range of gifts, wrapping paper, napkins and candles etc. on sale, all at reasonable prices.

Cards for Good Causes is operated by volunteers and a minimum of 80p in every pound spent on the cards goes to the charities. During the last five years over £20 million has been raised through their card sales.

Manager Anne Jones, volunteer Clive Constance, Mayor Bedford, Mayoress Bedford at this year's opening Ref: DSC_2251

What's Happening in Ross This Week?

Happy Hallowe'en everybody. Hope nothing too ghoulish goes on tonight from my point of view. If you happen to like spooky things though, why not go along to the Barrel Inn this evening. It is horribly decked out with masks etc. and if you take a pumpkin lantern (or jack-o'-lantern if you prefer) in to Sam, she will give you a prize.

Cards for Good Causes is currently running at Ross Heritage Centre. Why not go along and choose your Christmas cards and help your favourite charity at the same time?

If you like to jive, why not go along to the White Lion Inn on Friday evening and dance the night away to the Jiveoholics, the best in jump jive music? Take along your dancing shoes and be prepared to rock and roll. Their first set will begin at 8:30pm.

If you enjoy singing, there is a special 'Messiah Workshop' being held at the John Kyrle High School from 9:30am under the direction of Adrian Partington. All ages and singing abilities welcome.

Saturday evening is full of fun this week. Ross lions Club is holding their annual bonfire and fireworks night at the Chase Hotel. This is always a great event and is the Lion's biggest fund raiser for local charities. Entrance fee is £4 per adult and £2 per child. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the firework display begins at 7:30pm. For safety reasons, the Lions ask that people don't take sparklers to this event.

After the fireworks have finished, local band Totem Pole will be performing Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' in the function room at The Prince of Wales from 9pm. I would recommend that those who missed the Jamstand performance in August go along on Saturday. We are really looking forward to it.

Happy 50th Birthday to Jerry

Happy 50th birthday greetings go to Jerry Shrimpton, who celebrated big time at a party on Saturday evening. The Wyenot News team were invited along to the house to join Jerry, Glynis and all of their friends in the big celebration. There was some delicious food provided (especially Ali's sherry trifle!) and Pete 'I've got every record you'll ever want to hear' Kings provided a great disco for everyone to dance to. (See? The article with everything. Jerry's birthday, Kinger's disco, Tina dancing, oh and did I mention the sherry trifle?).

Seriously though, thanks for inviting us to your party Jerry. We had a lovely time and it was great to catch up with everyone again.

A further reminder for Jerry: Glynis and Tina will be celebrating their birthdays on Saturday, 17th November at the Prince of Wales when the Zebras will be playing.

Glynis and Jerry on Saturday. Ref: DSC_2147

All friends together helping Jerry to celebrate. Ref: DSC_2135

Demon of the Decks Pete Kings does a great job Ref: DSC_2139

Tina, Linda, Mary and Ali dancing Ref: DSC_2118

Readers' Photos: Autumn in the Forest of Dean

Thank you to Mike Arnison of Cinderford for sending in this stunning photograph of Autumn in the Forest of Dean, taken on Tuesday. Mike said, 'The Forest is aglow with colour at the moment and well worth a visit.'

Thank you Mike. I shall try to make it to the Forest, and to see you soon. This past two weeks have been hectic and I have not had a chance to go out nature photographing at all this week. I will definitely get there within the next two weeks though. I want to photograph Soudley Ponds again, so maybe we could go out on a joint mission.


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