Maddiston news from Thursday, July 31

Send us your Maddiston news and pictures by noon on Tuesday.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday - Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m.; Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact 01324 711973. The organisation is looking to develop our programme and is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Tickets, priced £2, are now available for Caroline’s Karaoke Disco that goes ahead at the Manuelrigg premises on Saturday from 8.30 p.m. until late. The briefs can be booked through Tam Forsyth, Zander or enquire at the bar. There is no entry at the door on the night. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon when a ‘Coo Pie’ can be won.

Gala Event

The Haining Care Home’s Summer Fete - Gala Day event is taking place on Saturday, August 2 from noon - 4 p.m. which will have the feel of a proper Gala Day with a crowning of the King and Queen, Retinue (arriving in Limo), decorated float and arch and entertainment throughout the day from Bo’ness Unison Brass Band, a singer/guitarist, Mrs Clark’s Dancers, Maypole. Stalls include tombola, raffles, tutu stall, home-baking hamper raffles, burgers/hot dogs, sweet stall, jewellery, nail polish stall, bouncy castle and lots more activities and stalls going on. Everyone welcome to join in the fun. Adults £1 entry & kids 50p (inc. drink). Please call Sandra at The Haining Care Home for further information on (01324) 716755.

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7 - 8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.

Helix Walks

See Laurieston.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service was conducted by Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Ms Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. This Sunday, morning service will be held at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. This service will be conducted by the Minister, Rev. Louise McClements.

Community Council

Maddiston community council has been asked by a number of villagers whether there is any truth in the rumours that raw human sewage will be processed at the site of the old Craigend works as they are concerned at the potential smell in the village and pollution of water courses. This together with the planning application for a wind turbine on the edge of the golf course will be discussed at our next meeting on Thursday evening, August 7 in the community centre at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Sectarian Discussion

Open Community Discussion – Tackling Sectarianism in your area. Come along to discuss whether or not you believe this is an issue in your community with speaker Mark Adams at Maddiston Community Centre, Saturday, September 13 at 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The meeting has been organised by Central Scotland Regional Equality Council. Tea and coffee will be provided.