Bainsford and Langlees news from Thursday, April 9

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Bowling Club

Another season of the BA Bowling Club starts this Saturday when Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn opens the green, everyone is asked to arrive by 1.30 p.m. to allow for a 2 p.m. opening. Donations for the raffle would be appreciated. Anyone interested in joining should come along on the day and meet the members.

Parish Church

On Sunday, the worship in Bainsford Parish Church is at the earlier time of 10 a.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Sarle with the theme being ‘Jesus the Problem Solver’. Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after the service.

Job Club

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Dawson Centre, there is a Job Drop In Club with the free access to Job Centre web site, help with CV, benefits advice and support. Tea and coffee on offer. For any information, contact Alan Bald on (01324) 501470.

Community Council

The next meeting of the Langlees, Bainsford and Newcarron Community Council will be on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Bainsford Community Centre.

Farewell Mrs McVicar

Last Tuesday, at Langlees Primary School the pupils, staff, parents and friends attended a special assembly to mark the retirement of Mrs Margot McVicar who has been depute headteacher for 15 years. Mrs K. Horne, acting deptue headteacher welcomed the gathering. The classes from nursery to primary 7 paid tribute to Mrs McVicar by their own special way with songs and poems. All the classes gave Mrs McVicar a signed class photograph. This was followed by the singing of the pupil song. Mrs J. Patrick the former Headteacher wished Mrs McVicar all the best, saying that she has been very loyal and supportive to the pupils and staff, after which Mrs Cairns and Mrs Scott, former teachers at Langlees and now living in Australia, sent a video link message wishing Mrs McVicar a happy retirement. The parent council presented a suitable gift, followed by the teaching staff dancing. In closing, Mrs McVicar wished the school a really successful future and said that she will never forget the time she spent at Langlees.

Braveheart

Devoted Dawson walkers meet every Wednesday outside Carron Co-op main entrance to start their walk at 10.30 a.m, finishing an hour later in Greggs for tea and a cake. If you would like to find out more information please call (01324) 673703 or walk leader on (01324) 554897.