Lisa and Moyra are spot on!

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

‘A Christ­mas mir­a­cle!’ is how a pair of Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil col­leagues de­scribed their win in the Courier’s Spot The Ball com­pe­ti­tion in the lead up to Santa’s ar­rival, writes Han­nah O’Han­lon. Hous­ing ad­vice as­sis­tant Lisa Ni­col­son and hous­ing im­prove­ment of­fi­cer Moyra Pater­son, both based in Camp­bel­town’s Bur­net build­ing, scooped the £3,900 jack­pot af­ter their joint en­try was on the ball in the Novem­ber 30 com­pe­ti­tion. The ladies, who sub­mit two joint en­tries each week, have de­cided to split the money in half, although it was Lisa who placed the win­ning cross. Lisa re­ceived a phone call to tell her the ‘lovely news’ that they had won while she was still at work but Moyra had left for the day. She said: ‘I knew she was get­ting a treat­ment at beauty sa­lon Bliss and wouldn’t have mo­bile phone sig­nal once she went home,’ Lisa said. ‘I wanted to tell her in per­son any­way, so I went round and in­ter­rupted her ap­point­ment.’ Amazed ‘I was ab­so­lutely amazed,’ Moyra said. ‘Lisa has said for months and months that we would win the com­pe­ti­tion around Christ­mas and I didn’t be­lieve her, but she pre­dicted it!’ The ladies, who started play­ing around a year ago and re­ceived £25 for a nearmiss shortly af­ter, said they have de­cided to keep play­ing, de­spite their win. Lisa said: ‘Even if we never win again, we’re giv­ing some­thing back. We have no par­tic­u­lar tech­nique for suc­cess – just lucky guesses.’ Although the ladies re­ceived their cheques be­fore Christ­mas, they are both or­gan­ised for the fes­tive sea­son, so they have other plans for the money. Lisa said: ‘My part­ner Frank and I are go­ing to Rome in March for his 40th birth­day, so I will use some for spend­ing money.’ Moyra said: ‘I keep chang­ing my mind about what to spend it on, but my hus­band Peter will be 60 next year, so I think I’ll put some to­wards a hol­i­day or some­thing nice to treat him – but it might not last that long!’ Don’t miss your chance to play Spot The Ball in this week’s Courier.

On Wed­nes­day, Mar­garet McDowall and Ca­role Har­row manned the Ro­tary Club of Camp­bel­town’s car­a­van on Main Street, from 10am to 3pm, to col­lect mail.The car­a­van will re­turn to Main Street to­mor­row (Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15) and Wed­nes­day (De­cem­ber 19), which is when col­lec­tion boxes in shops will also be picked up.

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