December 2000
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Week of December 29th 2000


saints5.jpg (49318 bytes) An Angelic trio from 'Holy Joe!' (from left): Alice Mackie, Nicole Currie and Alice-May Morris saints3.jpg (40376 bytes) The three wise men in 'Holy Joe!' looked just like the Blues Brothers! From left: Jonathan Simpson, Jamie Cron, Kenneth Lawrie
saints6.jpg (75267 bytes) THEY were all saints in festive performances at St. Cuthbert's Primary School in Maybole. saints1.jpg (46776 bytes) Simon Mackie was Joseph in the afternoon performance of 'Holy Joe!', with Gillian Thomson as Mary.
saints4.jpg (76643 bytes) Pupils who took lead roles in the afternoon performance of 'A Special Night' saints7.jpg (64603 bytes) Maeve Murphy is the shivering angel, surrounded by snow flakes in 'A Special Night'
saints8.jpg (61241 bytes) The afternoon cast of 'Holy Joe!' line up for the camera. saints2.jpg (19345 bytes) Amy Strang was an expressive narrator of 'A Special Night'
concert1.jpg (50362 bytes) Scene from the Christmas Concert band2.gif (16505 bytes) MAYBOLE Pipe Band plays "Auld Lang Syne" as a special Ne'erday greeting on the town's ever-growing website.

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Plans to train the 'terrified'! ON MONDAY December 18, Cathie Jamieson MSP and Bill Miller MEP visited the Castle in Maybole to see how students at May-TAG were being trained in line with Government policies on Employment, Life-Long-Learning and Inclusion.

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'MAYBOLE PLAN COULD COST LIVES'. Objections lodged to housing scheme.

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Article on housing scheme continued.

Week of December 22nd 2000

lefttop.jpg (77410 bytes) Santa Claus was centre of attraction at the festive parties thrown by Maybole -

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Council of Churches and Carrick Sports Club.There was lots to eat and drink ...
leftmiddle.jpg (73427 bytes) The run-up to Christmas was a busy time at Gardenrose School. rightmiddle.jpg (70114 bytes) Excited youngsters didn't need to be told twice to eat, drink and be merry...
leftbottom.jpg (64247 bytes) The angels! rightbottom.jpg (70330 bytes) Christmas parties are not just for the young, you know!

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IT'S a traditional Christmas scene- excited children meeting Santa Claus.

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Baffled Jim McGhee watched Maybole reach the last 32 of the OVD Cup for the second year running and then tore a strip off them.

Baltersan on world's news-stands. TOP executives browsing through the financial pages of Saturday's International Herald Tribune were greeted with the image of a familiar Carrick Landmark.

Week of December 15th 2000

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MAYBOLE HONOURS ITS OWN. SEVENTEEN local people were honoured last Friday evening for their contribution to life in Maybole at a special ceremony in the Town Hall.

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THE Signposts project in Maybole has plenty of time for Red Brae School - so the pupils made a clock for the project by way of thanks.

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A Bit of a walk! MEMBERS of the Tackety Bit Hillwalking Club recently headed for Shalloch on Minnoch. Although the mist was down and it was very cold, everyone enjoyed the exercise.
oaps1.jpg (56021 bytes) Pensioners' party time! EIGHTY five members of Maybole Opportunities in Retirement Group had a great time at their Christmas Party last Friday evening. lookback5.gif (31393 bytes) LOOKING BACK: 100 YEARS AGO: The eight annual reunion of Maybole's Kirkwynd boot and shoe factory is held at the town hall, with Mr. Robert Crawford n the chair.
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chess2.jpg (49831 bytes) THEY take their games seriously at Carrick Chess Club. services.gif (46303 bytes) Maybole churches line up varied programme of festival services.

Week of December 8th 2000

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lights3.gif (38873 bytes)In MAYBOLE. THE countdown to Christmas has started in Maybole, with the town's festive lights now switched on. And more than 200 youngsters took advantage of an early opportunity to meet Santa at the Christmas Bazaar in The Town Hall on Saturday.
lights2.jpg (35895 bytes) Santa's helpers - among them Cathy Jamieson MSP (back right) at Maybole's Christmas Bazaar in the Town Hall on Saturday. lights4.jpg (26833 bytes) King Sean and Queen Megan switch on Maybole's lights, helped by Councillor Alan Murray.

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THE boys Brigade in Maybole can buy some new equipment, thanks to a 250 donation from Carrick Round Table.

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Teachers keep their spots secret! REHEARSALS are well advanced for Carrick Academy's Christmas Concert in maybole Town Hall on Tuesday, December 19.

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TOM and Mary Whittle met on holiday in Switzerland, and wed in Yorkshire 60 years ago.

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They're all 'Mates' at this school Club. PAWN my soul! They're going chess crazy at Maybole's Gardenrose Primary School.

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DAWN Burnett, from Straiton, has graduated BA (hons) in social sciences from the Abertay University in Dundee. graduate2.jpg (13042 bytes)

JAMES Allan Findlay (20), of The Loaning, Maybole has graduated with a B.Sc Computer Networking from University of Paisley.

site.gif (22704 bytes) NOVEMBER was another great month for Maybole's website, with an amazing 132,726 'hits'.

Week of December 1st 2000

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Can you tell who's who in new Maybole book? A WHO'S WHO of Maybole has been published in time for Christmas. You won't find too many (if any) lords and ladies featured - but the compliers guarantee you'll have fun ...

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Published by Maybole Community Council the book features old black and white pictures and colour snaps... The price is 5 and ... is available from J&H McInnes and May-Tag at Maybole Castle.
concert2.jpg (129075 bytes) History repeats itself! THE curtain was lowered on Maybole's Year 2000 celebrations .... concert3.jpg (83967 bytes) Carrick Academy playground in the 1950s ... when boys and girls had separate territories.
concert1.jpg (100819 bytes) A street scene in old Maybole ... one of several features involving local youngsters on the town hall stage. society.gif (23545 bytes) Let Liz look over your Maybole memorabilia. MAYBOLE Historical Society holds an open evening in the Town Hall ....
speakersclub.jpg (64480 bytes) CARRICK Speakers Club's St. Andrews Night was staged in Maybole's Carrick Sports Club last Friday evening. band.gif (57935 bytes) Band's bonds in Germany bring a surprise anniversary invitation. MAYBOLE Pipe Band has made many friends ....
frances.jpg (55039 bytes) Frances is a special guider. THE John Pollock Centre in Ayr was the venue for the recent Annual General Meeting for the local Guide Association. lookback4.gif (33240 bytes) LOOKING BACK
chess.gif (30923 bytes) CARRICK Chess Club arrived short-handed for their match against Ardrossan B.