News for Weeks of August 3rd and 10th, 2001
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Week of August 10th, 2001

What a start to 60 years of happy marriage....Cynics and comedians are fond of calling marriage a jail sentence. In the case of Alexander McDowall, the jokers are spot on!

Cassillis Hotel Presents.
The Biggest & Best Karaoke Competition in Ayrshire.

When Maybole had Boot Power. Amazing how a wee snippet of information on Maybole can set you thinking!

Maybole pilgrims visit tomb of St Cuthbert. The parish of Our Lady and St. Cuthbert's annual pilgrimage this year was to Durham Cathedral.

Maybole Amateurs retained the Crosshill Summer Cup in style on Sunday with an 8-2 win over host club Thistle in the final.

Blairquhan's Open Day for Charity - this Sunday. As the Blairqhuan 'Open House' season draws to a close ...

Blaze probe continues. The probe into the fire at Maybole's Carnegie Library remains top of the case list for Carrick cops this week.    

Week of August 3rd, 2001

Kennedy family members were back at Culzean to see an exhibition which celebrates their contribution to the castle and estate. The family links with Culzean, and indeed whole Carrick area, go back centuries.

"A man well-known and highly respected in Maybole - a public figure with a modest nature" The was how the Rev. Gerald Jones described Sam Davidson at his funeral service in Maybole Old Church on Friday.

Carrick Colts enter their 34th season as a club...

A teller of tales and the thrill of battle. At Blairquhan this weekend...

Maybole Vandals Blasted. Library fire discovered by accident. Vandals caused thousands of pounds worth of damage when they set fire to Maybole's Carnegie Library on Saturday night. And the blaze was only discovered by chance.

Community leaders have condemned the incident and called on local residents to help police catch the culprits....Anyone with information is urged to contact Maybole police office on 01655 882122.
Jimmy spent 44 years on the road. Jimmy Ferrol has been on the road for more than four decades. Now it's time for him to put his feet up after retiring as a driver .... Members of Maybole Memorial Park Bowling Club had the perfect reason to celebrate ...
Maybole cyber experts thrilled to book 50 prizes.

LOOKING BACK: 100 YEARS AGO: Maybole football Club's annual sports meeting at Ladywell Park on Saturday, August 10, 1901, will have a Highland flavour.

Now it's odds-on Mary in Maybole's skeletal stakes. Maybole's mystery horse was a black mare named Mary, according to local man John Ward.

Hillwalkers climb in Torridon. The Tackety Bit Hillwalkers joined The Coyle Club for a weekend in Kinlochewe ....

Lucky folk. July draw winners in Maybole St. Cuthbert's Church 150 Club are ...