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Lodge Meeting

The April meeting of LOL 227 takes place tonight (Thursday) in Limerigg Village hall at 7.30 p.m.

Parish Church

The service on Palm Sunday was conducted by the Rev. Danny Mathers. On door duty was Ray Buchanan. The children from the kids club did scripture readings led by Amy Guerts, one of our young helpers at the club who read from Matthew 21: 1-11. ‘Jesus came to Jerusalem as King’. Lucy Whyte and Charys Penn read from Romans 10:5-18. ‘The message of salvation to all’. During the service Grace Douglas sang a lovely solo. The Holy Week service on Monday was also led by the Rev. Danny Mathers. Readings were by Grace Douglas and Ray Buchan, while Lady Jane and Linda McGarry welcomed everyone at the door. During the service a few women from the congregation sang the beautiful Easter song ‘Sitting at the feet of Jesus’. Thanks to all the ladies who provided and served the teas for this wonderful service. The Daffodil Tea held at Ardtalla last Saturday, realised the sum of £535 for the restoration fund and grateful thanks to all who supported and helped in anyway. The next social event is April 29, a prize bingo in the Bowling Club. A warm invitation is extended to you and your family and friends to come along and join us at the family service. Tea will be served after worship. Anyone requiring the services of a minister, should contact the Rev. Monica MacDonald on (01324) 874807.

Community Centre

Slamannan Community Centre has the following classes and activities on over the next week - Monday: 9.30 a.m.-noon, work club; Mums and Toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; cooking class, 1-3 p.m.; free quilting class starts April 20, 12.30-2.30 p.m.; P1-P4 youth club, 6-7.15 p.m.; P4-P7 youth club, 7.30-8.45 p.m. Tuesday: Tales for tots with creche, 1.30-2.30 p.m.; Senior youth club, 6.30-9.30 p.m. Wednesday: Fruit barra, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Credit Union, 10-11 a.m.; Women’s Aid (first Wednesday of month); Citizens Advice (first and third Wednesday of month); Bingo, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; karate, 6.30-8.45 p..m.. Thursday: Mums and toddlers, 9.30-11.30 a.m.; dancing, 5.30-9.30 p.m.; watercolour class, 7-9 p.m. Friday: Mums and toddlers, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; arts and crafts, 1-3 p.m. Sunday: Councillor surgery, 10 a.m.-noon.

Angling Club

Permits to fish on the River Avon for season 2015 are now on sale. They are available from Linda’s Store (Slamannan); Rod and Creel (Carronshore); Go Fishing (Grahams Road, Falkirk) and also in Maryanne’s Alterations (Bo’ness), Linlithgow Post Office, Curries Printers in Broxburn and Livingston Angling (Houston Industrial Estate). For more information visit

Masonic News

Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 - On Wednesday, March 18 R.W. Master Graham McComb gave a warm welcome to a large attendance of members and visitors. He also welcomed the P.G.M. Andrew McKinnon and his Deputation who witnessed three candidates being passed to the second degree. They were congratulated by the assembled brethren. Please note Lodge 484 will be conferring the second degree at Lodge Caldercruix No 1314 on Tuesday, April 7 at 7.30 p.m. Also, the next regular meeting will be a third degree on Wednesday, April 15 at 7.30 p.m., visitors will be made welcome.