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STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

Was celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church when a number of families and friends met to share worship together. As it was Bible Sunday songs and readings were based on the bible. Devotions were led by David Justham and songs accompanied by Christine Bowler at the piano and James Elvidge on the guitar which included Tell me the old, old story and I will make you Fishers of Men. Coffee and a social time followed the service.

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SCOTTER: Commemorative Service

A special commemorative service will take place at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 2nd November at 10.30am. This is a village service to honour the men of Scotter who served in the 1914/1918 War.

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BLYTON: Bingo

Bingo will be held on Saturday 1st November in Blyton Village Hall. Eyes down at 2pm.

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MISTERON: Diary Dates

Friday 31st October, Special Halloween riding activities, including competition and games. Fancy dress optional. £46 per person, Grove House Stables. Call 890802 to book.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christian Church

Mobile Christian Church, twice monthly on Sunday afternoon: Louisberg Road 2-3pm, car park off Capper Ave 3-4pm.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Diary Dates

Saturday 15th November, Charity concert, with Giant Hogweed and The Kicks, in aid of cancer research, Misterton Sports Social Club, 7.30pm. Ticket-only (£7.50, call 848279).

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BECKINGHAM: Gardener’s Club

Beckingham Gardener’s Club had a good turn-out, including two new members, for their meeting on Monday 20th October. The speaker was Mike Reeve, talking about “Cottage Gardens”. Mike who lives in Sprotborough, is Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Cottage Gardens and has travelled widely throughout Europe working in many large gardens. Mike took the Garden Club members on a journey, as he converted a garden belonging to a house he had bought, from a pile of rubble, into a lovely cottage garden. Mike illustrated his talk with many slides. Mike’s definition of a cottage gardener is ‘Someone who does not like to see Muck!’

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BLYTON: Halloween Disco

There will be a Halloween disco for children aged 14 years and under on Friday 31st October in Blyton Village Hall, 6.30-9pm. £1 entrance payable at the door. Fun and games for all, prizes for the best Halloween fancy dress. Refreshments available. All children are to be collected by a responsible adult at the end of the disco.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Autumn Fair

St George’s Church Community Hall, Heapham Road, Gainsborough will be holding an Autumn Fayre and Table Top Sale on Sat November 8th from 11am-2pm. There will be a raffle, tombola stall, cakes, gift stall and many other stalls.

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EPWORTH: Men’s Society

Commenced its 57th winter programme earlier this month with a three-course dinner at the town’s Red Lion Hotel.

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WEST STOCKWITH: MacMillan Total

Residents of Misterton and West Stockwith have donated a massive £636 to Macmillan Cancer Care through their support of three coffee mornings held in the two villages. Many thanks to those who organised the events as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – and to those who supported them.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christmas Craft Day

Saturday 15th November, 10am-3pm at Hemswell Cliff School Hall. Come and help make crafts to sell and raise money for refreshments a our Christmas Event. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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STURTON BY STOW: Parish Council

The wording for the plaque to be placed on the memorial tree in the cemetery, which will commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War One was agreed. It is to be planted on Remembrance Sunday (9th November).

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UPTON & KEXBY: Quiz

Last week was in aid of John Coupland Hospital, winners being “Whatever” & “The 2 of Us.” £60 Was raised, this week is for the Cricket Club.

SCOTTER: Women’s Institute

Held their October meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday the 1st and visitors were welcomed by Jean White, after the reading of the notices and correspondence. Jean introduced the speaker for the evening Major Gary from the Salvation Army, Major Gary is based in Ashby where he has been for the past two years. He gave an interesting talk, starting with the history of the Salvation Army which was started in 1865 by General William Booth to the work they do today in the UK and overseas. The raffle winner was Chris Cooper, there was no competition this month, instead the members brought along baby wear that had been knitted during the past year this will be forwarded to Lincoln Hospital. Refreshments were served at the end of the meeting including Plum Bread to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. The November meeting will be on Wednesday the 5th.

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LINCOLN: REME Association

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th November, Drill Hall, Main Ridge West, Boston. Social and Quiz evening at 7.30pm.

RETFORD: Autumn Yoga Event

Saturday 15th November, 10am-1pm at The Cottage Yoga Studio, Babworth.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Services

Thursday 23rd October, Holy Communion at 9.30am. Sunday 26th, No service at Beckingham, Service of Holy Communion at Misterton to celebrate All Saints Patronal Festival at 10.30am. Thursday 30th, Holy Communion at 9.30am.

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LEA: Methodist Church

Are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 25th October at 10-11.30am. There will be a tombola, books, bring & buy and cakes and a craft stall.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Salvation Army

Saturday 8th November, Craft Fayre, 10am-1pm. There will be the usual cake stall, as well as Christmas decorations and gifts, cards and gift boxes, knitted goods, jewellery, cushions and lots of handmade goods that the Craft Club ladies have been busy preparing throughout the year. Cooked breakfast, bacon/sausage cobs and tea and coffee will also be being served. Admission is, of course, free!

WEST STOCKWITH: Diary Dates

Exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, in St Mary’s Church, West Stockwith (until 31st October).

WEST LINDSEY: Volunteers Needed!

Never has there been a better time to start volunteering in and around Gainsborough. There are lots of brand new opportunities with organisations that are looking for that special someone.... could it be you?

STURTON BY STOW: Parish Council

The council met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor Chris Elkington in the chair.

MISTERTON: Harvest Festivals

Support Bassetlaw Food Bank.

GAINSBOROOUGH: British Legion

The next meting of the Royal British Legion’s Gainsborough 8 District branch will be held on Thursday 16th October. The meeting at the United Services Club on Bridge Street, Gainsborough will start at 1.30pm. Final arrangements for this year’s Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Services will be made at the meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend whether or not they are serving or ex-serving members of the Armed Forces. Telephone (01427) 616852 for more details.

SCOTTER: Women’s Institute

Held their October meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 1st and visitors were welcomed by Jean White, after the reading of the notices and correspondence. Jean introduced the speaker for the evening Major Gary from the Salvation Army, Major Gary is based in Ashby where he has been for the past two years. He gave an interesting talk, starting with the history of the Salvation Army which was started in 1865 by General William Booth to the work they do today in the UK and overseas. The raffle winner was Chris Cooper, there was no competition this month, instead the members brought along baby wear that had been knitted during the past year this will be forwarded to Lincoln Hospital. Refreshments were served at the end of the meeting including Plum Bread to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. The November meeting will be on Wednesday the 5th.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Services

Thursday 16th October, Holy communion at 9.30am. Sunday 19th, Eighteenth in Trinity, No service at Beckingham, Holy Communion at Walkeringham, at 9.15am. Thursday 23rd, Holy Communion at 9.30am.

BLYTON: Evergreens Club

On 25th September, members enjoyed lunch at The Golf Club. The next meeting will be on 9th October when the Green Watch Fire Crew will give a talk.

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Slideshow: This week’s best readers’ photos video

Here’s a slideshow of readers pictures which have been published in the Gainsborough Standard.

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