Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
36 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 CLUB NEWS A very Merry Christmas to all of our readers NO PAPERS The Rangitikei Mail and Feilding Herald will not be published on 5 January 2012 FIRST PUBLICATIONS FOR 2012 The Rangitikei Mail and Feilding Herald ..... Thursday 12 January 2012 Central Districts Farmer ..... Friday 20 January 2012 Then all normal deliveries resume Any holiday enquiries to phone 356 9009 or 0800 835 323 Closed 12 noon Friday 23 December (Reopen Wednesday 4 January 2012) 75 Fergusson Street FEILDING 255 Broadway MARTON OUR OFFICES CLOSE FOR CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS 4235550AA Church hosts heavenly Christmas concert of carols and compositions FEILDING MUSIC SOCIETY Christmas concert, December 7 Close to 90 people were greeted by a lovely floral display of alstroe- merias beside the Christmas tree at the Feilding Music Society s Christmas Concert at Knox Church. Margaret Ward set the ball rolling by reading an interesting rendering of the Christmas story written by Michel Foreman, The Cat in the Manger, after which the Rev Rilma Sands, the minister at Knox, lit the Christmas candle on the com- munion table. The first of several carols was sung by all, led by Shirley McCulloch and Jan Thomson on the organ and piano. The Old Crochets (a name given to, but not of their choosing, a men s choir led by Kenvyn Rees) and some members of St John s Anglican Choir joined the FMS Ladies Choir in a fine rendering of Don Besig s Come and Sing! after which Shirley McCulloch played Matthew Camidge s Gavotte and A Phrygian Berceuse by Eric Thiman on the organ. Merle Vaughan entertained with her own poetic compositions, Won- der of Wonders, Heavenly Music, before we all sang another carol, The First Nowell. This half of the programme finished with Margaret and Bruce Stern on piano and organ respectively playing two interesting duets, When a Child is Born by Ciro Dammicco, and The Virgin s Slum- ber Song by Max Reger. The Ladies Choir opened the sec- ond half of the programme with three New Zealand carols, Come to This Christmas Singing by Paul Petrocokino, And Did You See Him, Little Star by Colin Gibson and Twas in Bethlehem that the Christ had Birth by H W Hitchcock. They closed their bracket with Music when Soft Voices Die, lyric by P B Shelley and music by Charles Wood. As it was 100 years since the death of Alexandre Guilmant (a French composer for the organ), Bruce Stern introduced us to the Pastorale and Adoration of Guile- mant s Manger on the organ, fol- lowed by everyone together singing Silent Night. This was in turn followed by a piano trio -- Christine Edge, Christine Willan and Margaret Ward -- who played Handel s Hallelujah Chorus. Apart from a slight finger tangle at one stage it was very interesting listening to it with the words run- ning round in our heads, as many of us had been to one of the three fairly local performances of the Messiah last weekend. The Old Crochets also gave us a fine rendering of Clippity Clop and We Three Kings of Orient Are before Margaret Townsend played two numbers on the organ -- Johann Pachelbel s Canon in D, and Beet- hoven s The Glory of God in Nature, a rousing piece. The last carol was Joy to the World, and then the combined choirs under the baton of Kenvyn Rees, accompanied by Shirley McCulloch on the organ and Christine Edge on the piano, brought the concert to an end with a stirring and well conducted per- formance of Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells. This is the late 17th century carol When Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Nahum Tate to a different tune to the one we are accustomed to, with an added chorus incorporating bell peals on the organ. It was obvious that the choir enjoyed singing it as much as we enjoyed listening. The president, Christine Edge, then thanked all the performers and the audience, and thanks go to many others who were engaged in some way in preparation. This includes the members of the society who supplied the supper, the Knox ladies who served it, and the Knox Parish Council for making the buildings and facilities available. Flag 500 Results from weekly meeting, December 8: Red flags, Val Russell (2). Winners, Anne Smith and Val Russell. Travelling prize, Jo Green. Raffles, Rex Harris, Betty Tantrum. Turakina WI marks 80 years of fellowship RANGITIKEI CLUB NEWS Turakina Women's Institute November Meeting Report A large attendance of members, visitors from sister WIs, past members and friends celebrated Turakina s 80th birthday. Mrs Jenny Hamley, National Executive vice president gave greetings from national president Jeanette Andrews. Visitors were given a short history of the insti- tute and a pen. Margaret and Shona Connolly, our comperes, soon had members from the audi- ence engaged in several mind- testing tasks. A team of three from each insti- tute had to draw model Hazel from life, in a pose inspired by Rubens, the first head and shoulders, second torso and third lower body and legs. They were joined together and judged. Other puzzles were top chef, naming cooking ingredients with- out tasting -- quite difficult, nam- ing more than 20 items in a Victorian dinner table setting -- very difficult, garden guru, and alphabetical tongue twister, mak- ing a sentence with the same let- ter in two minutes. For the 80th birthday cake cut- ting, Jenny Hamley lit the candles, president Pat Perry fanned them out and Lewanna McLean, one of our oldest members, cut the cake. The multi- draw raffle was well supported with some lovely prizes to be won. A very special afternoon tea concluded a very enjoyable after- noon. Looking forward to our 90th! Next meeting December 12. Rangitikei Country Music Club Another good turnout at RCMC with 28 singers performing. Pat, from Sanson sang a very nice song. Two local newcomers, Len Story and Don joined us. It was good to see Jim Maidens back at club and playing his guitar again. RCMC s float in the Marton Christmas Parade was enjoyed by children and adults alike--abig thanks to Glynis Southall and Deana and John Scarborough. There is a lot of interest in the club s break-up meal on December 18, with 37 members attending. Club days are the first and third Sundays of the month. The club is opposite the old New World site Marton. Phone Bronwen 327 5001 or Glynis 327 6626. Batting lets Feilding side down again MANAWATU CRICKET PREMIER 2 TWO-DAY COMPETITION By ANDREW BURROW The Feilding Premier 2 cricket team s first day against Bush at Kowhai Park on Saturday was dominated by the bowling of Kit Bradley, who took nine Bush first- innings wickets and two in the second. Feilding may have expected to have the upper hand after such an outstanding performance, but their batting let them down once again, and Bush ended the day 83 runs ahead with eight second innings wickets remaining. Feilding put Bush in to bat on the hard, grass wicket, and bowling into the breeze, Bradley began his single-handed demolition of the Bush innings. Bush lost four wickets in each of the first two sessions and at lunch were 93-8. In his first over after lunch, Bradley cleaned up the last two batsmen, for figures of 9-35 off 14 overs. Bush made 96, with three batsmen get- ting to the high teens, and they were all out in the 37th over. The Feilding batsmen in reply were careful and deliberate, but couldn t score freely enough to relieve the Bush pressure. Only opener Matt Gordon (30) was able to hang around for any length of time, and he had to watch five partners return to the pavilion. The last five wickets fell for nine runs and Feilding were all out for 75 in their 39th over. For Bush Sanjay Patel took 4-17 from 10 overs, and Steve McHardy 3-23 from 10. With a first innings deficit of 21, Feilding had a minimum of 16 overs left to make amends. Bradley struck early in Bush s second innings, taking two more wickets in his third over. But the bowling thereafter lacked the edge of the first innings, with the bowlers and fielders look- ing tired, and Bush at the close were 62-2, an overall lead of 83. In other results for the Feilding club, the Premier 3 team beat Dan- nevirke by two wickets in their 50 over game, restricting their oppo- sition to 156-9. Kieran McKendry top scored for Feilding with 58, and Feilding hit the winning runs after 26.3 overs. The Premier 4 Twenty20 team restricted Marist to 80-9 in their 20 overs, with Lance Basset taking 3-5. Feilding won with 5 wickets remain- ing after 18.3 overs. Better social services for Marton By LAURA WALTERS A new social service group that incorporates a range of organis- ations has been established to cre- ate a more efficient model of social service delivery. The Marton Connections Project was established following the Taranaki-Whanganui Community Response Forum held in Marton in August. The group included Project Marton, Age Concern Wanganui, Marton and District Budget Service, Te Kotuku Hauora O Rangitikei, Marton Counselling and Education Centre, Marton ICT Hub, Southern Rangitikei Health Centre, Board of Trustees; Rangitikei College, Marton Library, and Plunket Association. Project Marton manager Cath Ash said the aim of Marton Con- nections was to develop an efficient model for social service delivery that would improve services to families in Marton and districts. The steering group would also look further at the viability of a rural scheme to address the needs of those living in isolated or rural locations. A final report would be submit- ted by June 30, 2012.
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