Weeks of November 2nd and 9th 2001
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November 9th 2001      

SISTERS Kayleigh and Shannan Brown are high-stepping to success at Carrick Dance Factory in Maybole. Kayleigh (9) has been picked to appear at the Ayr Gaiety pantomime for the third year in a row.

TENANTS and residents in Maybole's Gardenrose area are asked to turn out in force on Tuesday as the local Tenants Association tries once more to hold its annual general meeting for the current year.

A TRIO of lads from the Maybole area have steered a new Aussie team to soccer success in its first season. Stuart Campbell, Paul Young and Scott Ferguson all now live within half-a-mile of each other in Perth, Western Australia

MAYBOLE branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland held a `Design-a-witch' competition for Hallowe'en. And winners Louise Martin (6) and William McJannet (8) received the prizes from customer service officer Margaret Hutchison. And Margaret told the Post this week: "We had an excellent response, and some great entries."

CARRICK Academy pupils got the chance to question George Foulkes MP when he visited the school on Friday. Higher pupil Jillian Cooper wrote to ask Mr Foulkes to speak to Modern Studies classes. He gave talks to a third-year class who have just finished a `Representation' unit ...

MARIA Newlands presented the trophies at Carrick Speakers Golf Club's annual presentation of awards. And among her tasks was to congratulate her club captain husband Les on winning the handicap championship.

A SERVICE in the West Kirk at 10am starts Remembrance tributes in Maybole on Sunday. Maybole Pipe Band will later lead a parade (10.45am) to the War Memorial for wreath-laying at 11am. Then the parade will head to Greenside for ceremonies including the planting of miniature crosses (11.30am).

LOOKING BACK: 50 years ago - Maybole Sewage Works is described as `an open-air cesspool' by burgh surveyor and sanitary inspector Mr Gordon. And as a result, the Town Council will write to the Health Department again about the proposed construction of new works

MAYBOLE'S Over the Rainbow project has this week won an Internet-ready computer. It is one of 58 groups in Scotland awarded a PC as part of the BT Community Connec­tions UK-wide scheme. Awards are made on the basis of how effectively groups will use their PC for the benefit of the community.

November 2nd 2001      

TWO stalwart fundraisers were honoured with bouquets by Maybole's Cancer Research Campaign (Scotland) committee. Chairperson May Hay joined in 1982, and has previously served as secretary and treasurer.

WOMEN in the fire service is nothing new, as we found out when a wartime photo from Maybole was loaned to us. It comes to us courtesy of Margaret Pedersen from Ithaca, New York .

A PARTY of a dozen from Maybole's French twin town Crosne enjoyed a busy weekend with host families.
The party flew into Prestwick on Friday, and were honoured with a civic luncheon in the Maybole Room at Ayr County Buildings.

THERE are a few larger than life personalities at Carrick Sports Club who will make any party go with a swing. And all the better if it's a Hallowe'en bash, so they can dress up in all sorts of weird and wonderful costumes

A ROMANIAN doctor visited Carrick to see how the Scottish Ambulance Service works.

Bar steward Ian Hewitt magically change his look...They love clowning around...

GARDENROSE Primary School Parents Association has accepted another donation towards a new garden being created at the Maybole school.

Hectic Time in Prospect at CSC. Carrick Sports Club in Maybole is geared up for the next couple of months and has issued a newsletter to members detailing events.

AN important meeting in Maybole couldn't go ahead - because so few people turned up. Now members of Gardenrose Tenants and Residents Association are wondering if they have a future.

MAYBOLE Castle is the venue for May-Tag's latest popular `Computing for the Terrified' evening course. And students are using the Government's new Individual Learning Account (ILA) scheme to pay for the course.

A will to excel with Carrick's XL Kids. At Maybole's Carrick Academy, the xl club has eleven S3 students doing three periods a week for the Prince's Trust initiative.

LOOKING BACK:  50 years ago - Maybole schoolchildren cheer as General Dwight D. Eisenhower visits the town of which he is an honorary freeman. "Gee! I'm glad I came in if it got the kids off school this afternoon," he laughingly remarks ...

HEALTH is highlighted in a day devoted to the vital issue in Maybole on Thursday, November 22. There will be a wide variety of activities aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

A DIG is underway in Maybole town centre by the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust (SUAT). It was commissioned by Carrick Housing Association...