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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
CLUBS AND GROUPS
After 35 years Flag 500 has a new
home. The weekly game of cards is
now played in the Senior Citizens'
Hall in Bowen Street.
Results for March 22 - Winners, Pat
Shapelski, Leah Killick and Jo Green.
Travelling Prize, Anne Smith.
Results for March 29: Winners
Joan Breman, Joyce O'Callaghan and
Anne Smith. Travelling Prize Betty
Feilding Probus Club
Preceding the opening of the annual
meeting, we had an interesting talk
from Tony Jensen the president of the
Makino Rotary Club. Tony outlined
the many local, national and world-
wide voluntary projects Rotary Clubs
are involved. The formation of our
Probus Club was sponsored by Rotary
21 years ago.
There were three new additions to
our strong management team under
the leadership of new president Betty
Rasmussen, who was inducted by out-
going president Shona McGregor.
A DVD promoting the International
Probus Rendezvous event to be held
in Palmerston North in September
was shown. It depicted the sights and
places of interest in and around the
city and district, including Feilding,
which will also be the starting point
for a steam train day trip to the Cen-
tral North Island.
Many Probus Club visitors from
around New Zealand, Australia and
the Pacific area are expected to
Future club events include the
Probus Lawn Bowls tournament, a
DVD afternoon and a day Mystery
Trip in March. The monthly coffee
morning, and a Sunday lunch will be
held in April, and the next Opera-
tunity performance is in Palmerston
North in May.
For further information contact
Feilding Friendly Wives Club
Feilding Friendly Wives Club recent
guest speaker Chris Hartell, spoke of
her nursing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Her social club paid a visit to Taif
where they had a conducted tour of a
huge rose garden and where rose
water was made.
Rose distillation started about two
centuries ago and the roses began to
be cultivated in the Ottoman Empire
times. The roses are grown in
hedgerows of more than 3000 roses
each season and they bloom during
April. They are picked at sunrise and
slides were shown of the distilling
process. It took 10,000 blooms to
make 50 litres of rose water which
made it very expensive to buy. There
are many uses for rose water from
medicinal to flavouring. The left over
flowerheads are mashed and fed to
cows or used as mulch.
Most perfumed rose: 1st, L Mor-
ris; 2nd, P Turner; 3rd, B Robson.
Best bloom: 1st, B Holman; 2nd, N
Horgan; 3rd, L Adrian.
Raffle winners: 1st, L Adrian;
2nd, H Dunnett; 3rd, V Brice.
Colyton Women's Institute
Recently the Colyton Women's Insti-
tute had their annual meeting. In the
annual report it was stated that after
the February 2011 earthquake, more
than 200kg of home baking was sent
to the people of Christchurch. The WI
theme is Brighten a Life'' so we hope
we did. The Project for 2012 is Kidney
Kids NZ and already a homemade
single bed quilt is ready to be raffled
for this project.
Points Prizes for the past year were
-- Single Bloom: C Geary, 32, 1; K
Francis, 23, 2; J Taylor, 22, 3. Clus-
ter: C Geary, 30, 1; J Taylor, 28, 2; K
Francis, 23, 3. Other competitions - C
Geary, 13, 1; G Dench and J Taylor,
10, equal 2. C. Geary was awarded
the Bailey Trophy for most points
with a total of 75.
At the annual meeting W Maul was
re-elected as president, C. Geary as
secretary and E. Lock as treasurer. At
present there are 13 members.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday
of the month at 1.30pm, February to
December, in members' homes.
Our plan this year is to support our
local community where possible. Con-
tact numbers are 323 8553 and
MARTON NINE-HOLE GOLF
Results from a putting and medal
competition played on March 27. There
were 34 players.
Division 1: Putting: First, Betty Stephens
15, second Jill Yortt 16/c/b. Gross: Peter
Yortt 47. Division 2: Putting Michael
Morland 13, second, John Flavin 15, third,
Jean Duncan 16 c/b, fourth, Brian Bolt 16
c/b. Gross: Barry Florence. Division 3:
First, Marion MacPhee, 16 c/b, second,
Marianne Morland 16 c/b, third, Gillian
Campbell 16 c/b, fourth, Judy
MacConachy 16 c/b. Gross Marianne
The raffle was won by Nelson Russ and
the Lucky Card Shirley Deere. Starters on
Tuesday, April 3, Gay Lewis and Jill
Travers. Cards and kitchen, Angela Hand
and Gwen Green.
Please remember it is a 9.30am start,
buttons to be in by 9am.
Rangatira Golf Club
Men, March 24, Stableford
H Lilburn 42, R Nimmo 40, A Ross 40, A
Scott 39, J Rainey 38, A Bonnor 38.
T Johnson 38, J Marshall 37, D McKenzie
36, A Viles 36, D Livingston 35, R Leary
Putting T Johnson 27. Twos, J Guiniven, R
Leary, G Gardner.
Ladies, March 28. 2x9 Match Play.
Winners P Hurley, M Young, M Brennan, L
Worsfold, J Griffiths, J McAlley.
Ladies' nine-hole, March 28. First
M Franklin Browne, 31.
Marton Ladies' Golf results
March 28 competition: Par Cup
Silver Division: Chris Skou 2up, Caroline
Watson 1up, Jenny Ritchie all sq, Barb
Pratt all sq.
Bronze I: Rachel Williams 5up, Sharon
Jensen 5up, Sue Abraham 4up, Karen
Bronze II: Helen Wilton 6up, Ros Morrison
4up, Faye Pedley 1up, Eleanor Bowler all
sq, Helen Stewart all sq.
Twos: Rachel Williams third, Joan Miles
17th, Caroline Watson third and Kevin
Jensen sponsored hole sixth.
Sponsored balls -- Erica Clarke, Faye
Pedley, Nola Wingate.
Congratulations to our ladies' pennant
Silver won 4-2 against Feilding and Bronze
won 4-0 against Palmerston North.
The competition next Wednesday, April
11. Nancy McCormick Foursomes First
Round 18 holes.
Cards: Ali Bary and Jenny Ritchie.
Getting steamed up over old engines
Vintage: Richard Adams from Eltham, pictured with a tractor boiler.
Tinkering: Colin Graham from Wanganui works on a 1903 Marshall Traction engine.
Day out: Rebecca
Hunt, both from
Marton and Lucy
George of New
Plymouth. Photos: FAITH
The technology that helped
build New Zealand was on
show in Feilding recently The
annual Great Manawatu Steam
Fair was held with examples, large
and small, of steam traction
Steam Traction Society president
Alec Birch said exhibitors from
across the North Island had machin-
ery on show. There were big
machines like steamrollers,
sawmills and tractors, down to
water pumps powered by the tech-
The country was developing at
the same time as this machinery.
This is how we built New Zealand,''
Society member Peter George
said the fair was the big event for
the group each year and a chance
for the public to see what society
members had spent many hours
restoring. Steam traction tech-
nology had a mechanical beauty'',
There was also a blacksmith dis-
play and, for the peckish, coal-fired
Softballer puts the pressure on
High School player
slides into second
School v Wanganui
High School at the
Photo: ROB KITCHIN
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