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Stirling Observer - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Music For Syrians A fundrais­ing con­cert in re­sponse to the Syrian cri­sis will take place in Kip­pen Church on Satur­day, March 4, at 7.30pm when a Syrian clas­si­cal gui­tarist will play. There will also be re­fresh­ments. Tick­ets £10 are avail­able from Mary Lawson (01786 870202), Kathy O’Don­nell (870724) or June Wa­ley (870454). Read­ing Room Win­ners in the monthly wee whist last week were: Ladies - 1 Belle Ed­mis­ton, 2 Fiona Fin­ni­gan, con­so­la­tion Agnes Yuill; Gents - 1 Betty McAl­lis­ter, 2 Ge­orge McLaren, con­so­la­tion Muriel Campbell. Otago Ac­tive adults strength and bal­ance class, Wed­nes­days 9.4510.15am in the church hall, £2. Con­tact Ac­tive Stir­ling on 01786 448308. Plough­ing Match It is hoped this cen­tury-old event will take place as at Ma­coris­ton Farm, Thorn­hill on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 24, weather per­mit­ting. Please note the venue - not Mur­dieston Farm as stated pre­vi­ously. Foot­ball Tick­ets, priced £1, are avail­able in McNi­coll’s Stores for the Cold­line Sports Foun­da­tion raf­fle. First prize is a pack­age com­pris­ing two tick­ets for Real Madrid v Barcelona, flights, ac­com­mo­da­tion, etc, on Sun­day, April 23. Kip­pen FC will re­ceive a share of the tick­ets sold.

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Parish Church Wor­ship will be at 10am, led by Rev Terry Tay­lor. Parish Church. All wel­come. Kirk ses­sion will meet at 7pm on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 in the church. Plant and home bak­ing sale On May 6 a plant and home bak­ing sale will be held in the vil­lage hall. Any do­na­tions of plants or home bak­ing are wel­come. Con­tact Lorna McGuire on lorna@floris­ticde­signs.co.uk. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Fer­gus Wood will be the vil­lage hall at 7pm on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20. WI news Anne Ar­tis ex­tended a warm wel­come to a packed hall to watch chef Martin Luti make and cook pasta. He had a pasta ma­chine which he demon­strated by mak­ing dif­fer­ent pasta shapes which he then cooked. The au­di­ence were given sam­ples of the cooked pasta, which tasted de­li­cious. Martin told the au­di­ence of his culi­nary jour­ney af­ter he left Cal­lan­der. He has started a new busi­ness Luti’s Wood Burn­ing Oven. Com­pe­ti­tions: Posy - win­ner of the Agnes Beaton Memo­rial Rose Bowl planned Sheena Gib­son; 2 Iso­bel McGuire; 3 Ann Davidson. Funny card - 1 Sheenagh Beaton; 2 Lorna Wyl­lie; 3 equal He­len Lit­tle and Ca­tri­ona Bur­nett. An ex­cel­lent sup­per was pro­vided by Mar­jorie Bax­ter, Val Graham and Mary Muir­head. term time in the com­mu­nity hall. Nor­rieston Church Sun­day wor­ship will be led by the min­is­ter, Rev Ellen Lar­son Davidson, at 10am to which all are wel­come. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice there will be the monthly Trade­craft stall in the church hall when there will be tea cof­fee and a chat with time to browse through the Traid­craft spring cat­a­logue. WI news The speaker for the meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22 will be Rev Ellen Lar­son Davidson, who will share her child­hood mem­o­ries in South Dakota. Com­pe­ti­tions: a piece of patch­work and an Amer­i­can sou­venir. Coins for friend­ship will be col­lected at this meet­ing. Non-mem­bers wel­come. Coun­cil­lor’s surgery Coun­cil­lor Martin Earl will be in Thorn­hill Pri­mary School on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28 at 7pm.

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