February 2000
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Week of Feb 25th 2000

oldboy.jpg (59377 bytes) CAN YOU SOLVE THIS OLD BOY MYSTERY?
He is by far the oldest 'boy' in Maybole - and all the kids love him. He's not real of course but that doesn't stop youngsters like Scott Cree going up to say hello.
eilidh.jpg (101832 bytes) EILIDH WINS CHANCE TO JOIN PARAS
Carrick Academy pupil Eilidh Fitzsimmons has won an adventure training weekend with the Army.
frjim.jpg (64277 bytes) I'VE CRASHED THE CAR AND THE COMPUTER, JOKES FATHER JIM council.jpg (38544 bytes) COUNCIL NOMINATION DATE PUT BACK
fishers1.jpg (79918 bytes) MOCHRUM ANGLERS HOOK TROPHIES
President Ian Sloan welcomed the company to Mochrum Fishing Club's annual dinner at the Crosshill Arms Hotel.
fishers2.jpg (54018 bytes) MOCHRUM FISHING CLUB HAS NETTED A 10,000 GRANT FROM SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL.

Week of Feb 18th 2000

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RAGGED SCHOOL REPORT ON SITE The high-tech World Wide Web is helping to bring Maybole's history up to date. Indeed, the town's own web site is now reckoned to contain the single biggest collection of old pictures and historic details on the town.

site3.jpg (89656 bytes) One in the series of panoramic photos found on the Maybole site.
oldphotos.jpg (106950 bytes) ANGLERS NAMED - BUT DO YOU KNOW THE CO-OP FOLK?
We went fishing last week - for names of the anglers featured in a photograph in 1953 and landed lucky!
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THESE STUNNING NEW PICTURES SHOW MAYBOLE AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.
They were taken by local man Alistair Hastings who lugged his camera to the top of the town hall. Alistair took a series of photographs through 360 degrees, giving a unique perspective on the Capital of Carrick.

PAINTERS PRAISED AS SCHEME ENDS
The successful painting and decorating project funded by the Scottish Lottery Charities Board and managed by May-Tag is drawing to a close at the end of April. The project began in 1996 and at that time also provided a garden maintenance service to local people on lower incomes.

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Week of Feb 11th 2000

ttaburns.jpg (79480 bytes) TWIN TOAST TO RABBIE
Maybole's first official event of 2000 was the Town Twinning Association's Millennium Burns Supper.
fishermen.jpg (98428 bytes) MAYBOLE ANGLING CLUB
has a number of vacancies for the 2000 season. Here's a picture that will bring back memories - we hope! It's a group of Maybole anglers in 1953. (see news of Feb 18th for identification of anglers!)
churchann.jpg (59228 bytes) MAYBOLE CHURCH READY TO CELEBRATE ITS CENTENARY
communitycouncil.jpg (103388 bytes) IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN YEAR 2000 COUNCIL lookingback.jpg (53010 bytes) LOOKING BACK 100 YEARS AGO
More than 800 pack Maybole Town hall to see honorary burgess tickets and expensive gifts bestowed on nine young members of the yeomanry and Volunteer company who have volunteered for active service in South Africa.
gardenrose1a.jpg (89491 bytes) MUGS MARK THE MILLENNIUM AT GARDENROSE
gardenrose2a.jpg (49775 bytes) BURNS FEDERATION WINNERS AT GARDENROSE

Week of February 4th 2000

A MAYBOLE CHIPPIE LIVES ON ... IN GORDON'S ART
Memories of Jackie Dent's chippie in Maybole will never die --if artist Gordon Cockburn has anything to do with it.
Following his successful and extremely moving Exhibition of Auschwitz "The Visit" at Rozelle house Galleries in 1998, Gordon Cockburn is once again filling the whole of Rozelle House with his latest exhibition of over 100 paintings.
carrickburns2.jpg (97196 bytes) MAYBOLE PUPIL'S TOAST TO RABBIE Carrick Academy saluted the Bard in word, verse, song and dance. stcuthburns2.jpg (68760 bytes) SCHOOL'S BURNS LUNCH
A burns lunch was held at St Cuthbert's Primary in Maybole on Monday, with the P6/7 class at the helm. The class has been looking at Scots poetry and song, particularly the works of Burns. They also used the lunch as a valuable project - writing invitations, assessing quantities and costs of food required, making placemats, and even serving the meal.
carrickburns1.jpg (88446 bytes) Pupils from the schools Second and Third Years did a fine job waiting at tables stcuthburns1.jpg (91630 bytes)
stoswalds.jpg (45793 bytes) CHRIS LEADS MINISTRY TEAM
The rafters of Ayr's Holy Trinity Church were ringing as members and visiting clergy gathered on Thursday night for the institution service of the Rev Chris Lyon.