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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 178 - Wednesday, 19th December 2007
TELEVISION NEWS CHRISTMAS EDITION
by Tina Jones
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FAREWELL GIG FOR ROSS-ON-WYE'S FAB FOUR!
BOXING DAY - PRINCE OF WALES
'Fab Four', John, Paul, Steve and Dingo have decided to
call it a day as 'The Zebras'. They will be moving on to
music projects new - Paul will be recording his first solo
album, John has joined 'Dad Rock' and Steve and Dingo (who
usually goes by his given name of Dylan these days) are
going for 'the Metal'. The good news though is that they
are going to reunite as a foursome and perform one last
gig, at the Prince
of Wales on Boxing Day. If you think Hyde Park
was packed for the Floyd last summer, watch the Prince of
Wales on Boxing Day! There will be at least a dozen people
there - hysterical teenage girls screaming and everything
- and that doesn't even include the band!
would be really nice if all Zebras fans everywhere - and
those who have never seen them before, of course were to
come along and give them a good send-off before they embark
upon their projects new. And it will be much more fun than
sitting at home stuffing more turkey and mince pies with
Aunt Maud! (Spam in my case - I've bulk purchased two tins
and a bottle of Tizer for Christmas lunch, so we're really
in for a splendid day!)
will be a great light show and WNTV will be there to film
the event - some of which will be broadcast along with the
New Year revellers on 2nd January's 'Wyenot News', so practise
your dancing skills beforehand. You will have a world wide
audience! (Well at least - as far away as Tudorville in
one direction and Three Crosses Road in the other.)
this event will not generate the Christmas 'Tina Dancing'
movie as she has to work on Boxing Day - that will probably
be filmed over the New Year. Tina is particularly sad to
be missing the gig as she used to play in the band with
Paul but she wants you all to go along and have a great
time, and you'll probably hear her cheering the band on
and wishing them well from as far away as the White Lion.
and I both wish the Zebras well and I am looking forward
to seeing you all there!
'Fab Four' - John, Paul, Steve and Dingo, aka Dylan in action last
New Year's Eve. Ref: DSC_1904
Lions Supporting Local Schools
Ross on Wye Lions recently asked local schools for a wish
list, as they wanted to support local schools. Seven schools
responded to the invitation with requests for items ranging
up to five hundred pounds. Ashfield Park was the first of
these schools to receive funding from the Lions. Keep watching
Wyenot News to find out how other schools have benefited
During 2006, Ashfield Primary School suffered from a flood
which damaged not only the walls of the building, but many
of the books too. Insurance paid for the repair of the building
which has just been finished. However, Head Teacher, Mrs.
Hines, had to restock the books from other sources.
wish list from the Ross Lions came at just the right time.
This week, in front of up to a hundred children at assembly,
a cheque for £400 was presented to Mrs. Hines by Ross Lions
President, Keith Wilding, who said that helping young children
was one of the main aims of the Lions. He was delighted
to give the school the money and passed on the good wishes
of his club members.
Wilding then commented on what a lovely area the library
was, being so light and comfortable; just the right ambience
to do research and read in comfort. Head Teacher Mrs Hines
thanked the Lions for their generosity and explained the
procedures of how the library was run.
book titles are put on the computer and a record of all
books borrowed taken. This tells staff what books are most
popular and read most, helping staff decide what books should
be bought. The school is right up to date as when books
are borrowed the children have to give a thumb print instead
of signing for them. This makes things much easier for children
School have also benefited from the Wish List and have taken
delivery of an electronic drum kit, which you can see in
action on this week's WNTV
Mel Middlecote and Keith Wilding present a cheque to Goodrich School
for the new drum kit. Ref: DSC_0090
Middlecote, keen drummer, Olley Owens, Claire Jeavons and Keith
Wilding by the new drum kit. Ref: DSC_3272
lions President Keith Wilding presents a cheque to Ashfield Park
School for their new books. Ref:
pupils of Ashfield Park watch the presentation in assembly Ref:
of the new books purchased thanks to Ross Lions Ref: D
Next Edition of Wyenot News
Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which is our main
news prep day and I have been given strict orders from 'er
on the business end of the television camera, 'You will
not be spending Christmas Day prepping the weekly news!'
I quite agree. We have not had a holiday, or even a weekend
away this year need to spend at least some time drinking
mulled wine/cider together, stuffing our faces and blowing
smoke rings with exotic pipe weed (cherry flavoured 'Borkum
Riff' from the Butter Market, Hereford).
year, we shall be taking the unprecedented step of not publishing
an issue of 'Wyenot News' between Christmas and the New
Year. I shall still cover events photographically, including
those which take place on on Christmas day but shall not
run them until the 2nd January 2008 edition.
next issue of 'Wyenot News' will be published on
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008.
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