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TEN YEARS AGO
Friday November 2, 2007
OBE at the palace for Eunice
Eunice Crook received her OBE from Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on October 10.
Third daughter of Mrs Mary MacCallum, of Pierview, Low Askomil, and the late John MacCallum, she was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for her work as director of the British Council of South India, between 2001 and 2006.
She is presently director of the British Council of Singapore.
Eunice Crook holds up her medal. NO_c44files01
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Friday November 6, 1992
Merry Christmas Romania – love Campbeltown
Campbeltown’s Christmas present to the forgotten orphanages of Bacau, Romania, will be a truckload of essential items, much needed aid, which will alleviate the suffering of children left to die of AIDS and Hepatitis B in the aftermath of Ceausescu’s evil reign.
Masterminded by the youth club of Lorne and Lowland Church, Campbeltown, which has already raised more than £2,000, the appeal has now widened to include the whole community, well-known for its generosity, as well as other churches and schools.
The Simona Trust Romania, founded by Wendy Ferguson, a Scots nurse, is named after a little girl, aged three, named Simona.
Simona is a beautiful little girl who will never walk – her muscles have wasted through lack of stimulation – and she looks about half her age. She is a little gypsy girl and she is dying of AIDS.
Wendy Ferguson was so touched by the efforts of the Lorne and Lowland youth club that she came to Campbeltown recently to meet the youngsters and the organisers of the club and to tell the congregation of the church about the forgotten children of Bacau.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Thursday November 9, 1967
Record year for Kintyre Farmers
Kintyre Farmers Limited, Campbeltown’s second largest employer, had a sales increase of £60,000 last year.
This was reported by an auditor for the firm, Mr R. H. Craig, at the company’s recent annual general meeting.
Mr Craig told the meeting of officials and 75 members that the total sales amounted to £440,000 – a record.
All the company’s departments contributed to this amount with the exception of the showroom and egg department.
The losses here were £183 and £4,000 respectively.
The reason given for the alarming drop in egg sales was that local farmers were no longer interested in poultry.
In his remarks, the chairman, Col. James Taylor, referred to the directors’ report with the financial accounts and emphasised that the increase in turnover, as with the success of the society, was due to the loyalty of members.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Saturday November 3, 1917
British Women’s Temperance Association
On Tuesday evening of last week, in the Lochend schoolroom, the British Women’s Temperance Association held its opening meeting.
The attendance augurs well for the success of the series of meetings arranged by the members of the committee to take place during the months of winter.
The president, Mrs A. Mactaggart, presided.
In introducing the Rev. P. W. Miller, she reminded him that his first address on the subject of temperance had been given in that place two years ago.
The cup of tea served (after prayer by Mr Miller) was self denying gift of a few members of committee who, out of their own supply, had given the necessary sugar.