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Ro­tary Club The re­cent meet­ing of the Ro­tary Club of Car­luke was opened by pres­i­dent, Gor­don McCal­lum. Af­ter the meal and busi­ness had been con­cluded, the speaker for the evening, Iain Hughes, was in­tro­duced to the mem­bers and spoke about his ca­reer in rugby. Iain is pres­i­dent of La­nark rugby club, and his rugby ca­reer be­gan at the age of 15 when he played for La­nark Gram­mar School, be­fore go­ing on to join Dalziel rugby club, where he was ap­pointed vice cap­tain. He then went on to es­tab­lish the La­nark Ea­gles and has been in­spir­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of rugby play­ers. Iain gave an in­ter­est­ing insight into the sport of rugby and took a num­ber of ques­tions from the as­sem­bled crowd. His talk was en­joyed by all with the vote of thanks given by John Moulds. Gala day The 2018 gala day queen elect, Tammy Cun­ning­ham, and this year’s pro­ces­sion moved through the streets of the town on Satur­day in glo­ri­ous sun­shine to cheers from hun­dreds of peo­ple, who were as­sem­bled along the route to the crown­ing cer­e­mony held in the town’s Mar­ket Square. Tammy was then crowned by this year’s crown­ing lady, Liz Barthram, amid cheers from the crowds gath­ered in the square. Af­ter which her cham­pion, Bran­don McMil­lan called for three cheers for this year’s queen. The win­ners of this year’s floats were judged by MP Lisa Cameron and Coun­cil­lors Joe Fa­gan and Colin McGav­i­gan and their part­ners. And the win­ners were pre­sented with their tro­phies af­ter the crown­ing cer­e­mony and, not even the thun­der­storm later that af­ter­noon could dampen every­one’s spir­its with the cel­e­bra­tions con­clud­ing on an­other suc­cess­ful event. Mid-week ser­vice The Thurs­day ser­vice at St John’s Church last week saw an­other busy morn­ing for all those who at­tended and took part in the short com­mu­nion ser­vice. The church’s min­is­ter, Rev­erend Eli­jah Obinna, ad­dressed the con­gre­ga­tion and the spe­cial ser­vice, both inspired and was en­joyed by all those present. It was a happy com­pany who later went on to en­joy their morn­ing tea or cof­fee and cake and chat in the church hall at the reg­u­lar ket­tle’s on event. All will be made wel­come to come along and take part in the fellowship of this weekly 10.30am ser­vice. Street Level Mem­bers of the town’s Street Level group are ask­ing for lo­cal res­i­dents to cast their votes in time for this year’s Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Peo­ple can cast their votes and sup­port the lo­cal group by plac­ing a blue vot­ing to­ken in the des­ig­nated area of

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