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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, Q. Which months of the year get off to the best start for you? A. It could be January, with a Bank Holiday. Or it could be December, with the first chocolate from the Advent Calendar? By contrast, are there any months that have less auspicious beginnings? I’ve always thought that April has a rough deal, with its first twelve hours given over to all fools . . . And that’s compounded this year by April 1st also being Palm Sunday: a solemn religious festival at the beginning of Holy Week – or is it? Certainly the religious leaders at the time wanted a much greater solemnity by their attempted ‘shushing’ of the joyful crowds who were shouting “Hosanna!" and waving palm branches as Jesus rode down the hill to Jerusalem on a donkey. But the crowd was in party mode, and anyway, Jesus wouldn’t allow them to be ‘shushed’, foolishly perhaps, given the way that events would pan out over the next few days . . . So now the question might be, was Jesus, in the words of the Beatles’ hit song, ‘The fool on the hill’? Was it culpable foolishness to challenge the status quo of the religious establishment so openly and publicly – remember, it was the following day that he drove out of the Temple courtyards the rip-off merchants who were lining the pockets of the Temple authorities at the expense of the poor. Later, St Paul decided that the word ‘foolish’ was in fact the most appropriate word to use when he was writing to the Christians in Corinth about Jesus’ death on the Friday of that week, and how it comes across to our way of thinking. After all, why did Jesus submit so passively to a rigged and illegal trial and then to the Roman governor’s cowardly, crowd-pleasing verdict, to the mockery and torture at the hands of the Roman soldiers, and the cursing by his own religious leaders, when at any time he could have called down the firepower of twelve legions of angels, as he had earlier confided to Peter? That is the question that the events of Easter confront each one of us with – whether we are comfortable with it not. There are only two answers possible: either Jesus was a fool, or, a saviour. If our saviour, then it is the foolishness of love: the giving up of oneself for the benefit of the other. And St Paul adds, “For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” (St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians ch.1 verses 23-25.) What answer do we give this Easter?

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SERVICES FOR APRIL 2012 Sunday 1st April 11.15am

Palm Sunday Parish Communion

Ideford

Friday 6th April 12.00noon

Good Friday Devotional Service

Ideford

(Followed by Lent Lunch at 1pm) Sunday 8th April 10.00am 11.15am 6.30pm

Easter Day Family Communion Parish Communion Festal Evensong

Ideford Ashcombe Luton

Sunday 15th April 10.00am

2nd Sunday of Easter Village Worship

Ideford

(Followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 11.00am ) 3.00 pm

Baptism of Roan Naish

Luton

Sunday 22nd April 11.15am 6.30pm

3rd Sunday of Easter Village Praise Evensong

Ashcombe Ideford

Sunday 29th April 10.00am 6.30pm

4th Sunday of Easter Songs of Praise Evensong

Ideford Luton

IDEFORD READINGS Reading

Readers

Sidesmen

1st April.

Philippians 2.5-11 Mark 11.1-11

Alan Wooderson Vanessa Morby

Alan Wooderson & Vanessa Morby

8th April.

Acts 10.34-43 Mark 16.1-8

Nicki Horseman Ollie Lucas

Horseman & Ollie Lucas

15th April.

Exodus 14.10-end, 15.20-21 John 20.19-end

to be arranged

Sara & helpers

22nd April.

Zephaniah 3.14-end 1 John 3.1-7

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan & Lee Martin

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MOTHERING SUNDAY A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported our Mothering Sunday service this year– to Sue for taking the service, Jane and Rupert for finding music to accompany the singing, those who donated flowers, the ladies who helped make posies and of course, the children who made the posies and took part in the service. It was lovely to see so many young families in church - hope to see you again very soon. IDEFORD COMMUNITY SONGS OF PRAISE

Sunday 29th April, 10.00am at St. Mary's, Ideford This is a new venture for Ideford - an informal service lasting for approximately 45 minutes, consisting of hymns and readings/poems chosen by members of the community, followed by coffee and biscuits. If the service is successful, it is planned to hold several throughout the year. We do hope you will be able to come along on the 29th - everyone will be made very welcome. ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION - St. James, Teignmouth St. James will be holding an Arts and Crafts exhibition on May 17th,18th and 19th May. This is a Mission Community event to include all the Churches within the Haldon Team. If any parishioners would like to display items at the Arts and Crafts exhibition, please contact either Jean Wilson (01626 773287) or Penny Brooks (01626 772553) for further details.

LUTON ALTAR FLOWERS AND BRASS CLEANING April Mrs M Vooght IDEFORD CHURCH FLOWER ROTA April 8th & 15th Easter April 22nd & 29th Ronnie Aaronson Easter We will be decorating Ideford Church for Easter on Saturday 7th April at 10.00am. All helpers welcome!! Easter Gardens If any children would like to make an Easter Garden to help decorate Ideford Church this Easter please bring them along on Saturday April 7th. More information from Janet on 01626 852259, or e-mail janetaylmore@hotmail.com

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS April 3 Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford April 10 Angela Fox, Well Barn, Olchard April 17 Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford April 24 Eileen Marsh, 50 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING

Tuesdays (Except the 2nd in the month when we meet on the Wednesday) and Sundays 7.30pm in Ideford Village hall. New members welcome. ART GROUP

Thursdays from 6.30 - 8.00pm, Ideford Village Hall. Adults - £5.00per session, 16 and under - £2.50 per session. Everyone is welcome from 8 years - 108! More information from Angie on 01626 854898. IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Wednesday April 4th at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along. BISHOPSTEIGNTON PARISH COUNCIL Meetings are held at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, Shute Hill. April 2nd - Parish Council Meeting, April 16th - Planning Meeting BELL RINGING PRACTICE Practices normally in Ideford Church on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm, Please contact Ann Rigby-Jones (852344) or Martin Sampson (853391) for more information. IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP Tuesday April 10th, The Cinnamon Trust - animal welfare and re-homing. Ideford Village Hall, 7.15pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. Members’ subscription - £16 per year, £2 per meeting as a visitor. More information from Enid Vooght 775291, Alicia Normand 773908 or Kath Mortimore 866232. POLICE SURGERY With Colin Rider, Police Community Support Officer for Ideford

Saturday April 21st

Saturday May 19th Saturday June 16th

Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am.

Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: colin.rider@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk General Police Number: 101

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Other Events GOOD FRIDAY LENT LUNCH – Friday 6th April. A bread and soup lunch will be available at St Mary’s Church at 1.00 p.m. on Good Friday after the 12.00 noon Devotional Hour. Donations for Christian Aid. This simple lunch is offered to everyone in the village and surrounding hamlets, not just those who attend the church service. Please send me an email if you would like to make soup or help serve.

Lee Martin (Churchwarden) e-mail underhayes01@btinternet.com EGG PAINTING - Saturday 7th April, 11.00am in the Schoolroom, Luton followed by a barbecue lunch at 12.30pm, and planting of the Jubilee Trees in the afternoon. To help with catering numbers, please call Kath Vooght on 01626 775426 if you are planning to attend the lunch. IDEFORD WITH LUTON PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on 15th April at 11am after the morning service in St Mary's Church. Please come along to give your views and to support the life of the church. BEER FESTIVAL The Royal Oak 'Spring' beer festival weekend: Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April 2012. There will be a selection of eight real ales with light refreshments including burgers hot-dogs and bacon rolls. All are welcome to come and sample the fine ales and food in a proper pub. Open Saturday from 11 am until midnight, Sunday from midday until 4 pm. CHUDLEIGH & DISTRICT AMENITY SOCIETY

Friday 20th April, 7.30 pm in the Woodway Room, Chudleigh Town Hall:“A year in the life of a National Trust Property - A La Ronde” -Salli Carr-Griffin. GREENWOOD CONSORT – Sounds Special

Saturday 28th April, 7.30 pm, Berry Pomeroy Parish Church. Music by Telemann and Bach for flutes, oboe, cello and baritone. Admission on the door £5 in aid of church funds. CREATIVE WHITESTONE - Art and Craft Fair Whitestone Parish Hall, Sunday May 13th . EXETER SINGERS in concert at St Mary’s Church, Ideford on

Sunday May 13th at 7:45 pm. A varied programme of unaccompanied music: renaissance, romantic and modern vocal works, folk songs, jazz, classic popular songs: something for everyone Admission £5 available at the door or in advance from 01626 852954

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PETER EDMUND THOMPSON AND JEAN THOMPSON Our village churches, St Mary the Virgin Ideford, St Nectan’s Ashcombe and St John’s Luton have recently lost two of their most devoted members. Peter and Jean came to live in Ideford from their beautiful home and garden at Waddon Thatch, to which they had moved on Peter’s retirement from Teignmouth Grammar School. They both became much involved in village life, particularly the Churches where Jean led the singing for many years. It was fitting that the Amen she composed was sung at Peter’s funeral service. Peter was involved as a Trustee of the Ideford Bell Trust when the bells were restored in 1988 and also in the setting up of the Millennium Green when his wisdom and foresight were needed. Jean was an active member of the Mothers’ Union for many years and member and Lay Chair of Kenn Deanery Synod. Staunch supporters of the Book of Common Prayer, they were both nevertheless open to change in our forms of worship in Ideford Church. Their Christian example was a challenge to us all. They are very much missed and our prayers and thoughts are with their family at this doubly sad time. Extract from the local press: The last headmaster of the former Teignmouth Grammar School has died, aged 95. Dr Peter Thompson took over the school in 1961, and retired when it was combined with the secondary modern school to become a comprehensive in 1979. Dr Thompson was fluent in French and came to Teignmouth from Lancing College, Sussex. He was a staunch Christian and connected with several local organizations. Staff and students held him in high regard, and Dr Thompson was president of the Teignmouth Old Grammarians, attending many reunions. Former student and games teacher Pauline Seaton, who won a scholarship to the school, said, ‘He was a real gentleman, and did a lot for the school. He was always interested in how his former pupils were doing.’ Dr Thompson and his wife Jean lived in Ideford for some time after his retirement but in the last few years he lived at a residential home in Kingsteignton. From former Rector (1976-1981) Venerable David Woodhouse Peter and Jean were such good friends during my time in Devon. I have always remembered with much gratitude, Peter’s stalwart work as interpreter when Bishop Eric Mercer developed the Diocesan French link with the Diocese of Bayeux and Lisieux and we made more than one visit there. Having occupied such a senior position before retirement, he didn’t stand on ceremony at being asked to undertake this onerous task but with characteristic generosity, entered into the role with great enthusiasm. In France we had some serious times, some amusing times and very moving worship times. Much of this would have been inaccessible to several of us without Peter’s sensitive and expert translation skills. I do believe that he enjoyed the visits although undoubtedly he worked harder than any of us! Neither have I forgotten the wonderful support they both brought to parish life and to me personally during my time at Ideford.

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PETER AND JEAN THOMPSON The members of St John's Luton were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jean Thompson so soon after Peter. Jean and Peter attended Evensong at Luton for many years, a service which they both enjoyed and were always ready to stop and chat afterwards. They are both sadly missed from our little congregation. Tribute must also be paid to Jean for her work with the choir. Her knowledge of music was second to none and she worked tirelessly with us to get the end result as she wanted. Although we sometimes thought it was not necessary to adhere to such detail, Jean always proved us wrong and we had some very enjoyable evenings practising. Jean also wrote special pieces of music for us and they are still sung on special occasions today. Thank you Jean and Peter for your hard work and loyalty to us. Kath Vooght NEWS FROM DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL Get faster broadband across Devon and Somerset ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ is issuing a call to arms, appealing to residents and businesses across both counties to help them get superfast broadband. So far, 15,000 individuals and businesses have responded to the survey. The campaign, is asking everyone to respond to a survey requesting information on their current online activity. Questions will be about current broadband speeds, what you would be prepared to pay and what faster speeds will mean to you, your business and your community. Information will be sent out by direct mail. Residents will be contacted by phone, and there will also be a phone number and website to enable people to participate in the survey at work, in the library, or wherever they can. The Councils need at least 10,000 responses. The project has secured £31 million of funding from the government agency Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and both Somerset and Devon County Councils will be putting in up to £10 million each. To find out more, go to the Connecting Devon and Somerset website at: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk. National Bus Passes Many National Bus Passes will expire on 31st March 2013. If the picture on your pass is not a good likeness of you or your appearance has changed significantly - you will need to provide a new photo before your pass is renewed. If you have changed address since your original pass was issued, you will need to update your details with Devon County Council as soon as possible. Please contact 01392 383688.

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PARISH COUNCIL NEWS 1.

Councillor vacancy We currently have a Councillor vacancy due to Councillor Sutherland moving from the parish. If you would like further details for consideration of this post please do not hesitate to contact either the Chairman of the Council – Cllr Angie Carter-Woodwark on 01626 854898 or the Parish Clerk – Karen Gardin on 07855561030. Expressions of interest need to be made by Monday 23rd April 2012.

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Commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee The Parish Council would like to mark this historic event by presenting all children, of 16 and under, resident in the Parish (Ideford, Ideford Coombe, Olchard, Hestow and Woodlands at Sandygate) with a commemorative coin. This coin will have an individual design relevant to Ideford Parish. However should any parishioner wish to purchase extra coins for £3 each, you may do so by completing the enclosed form and sending it with a cheque for the total amount, to Parish Clerk, Ideford Parish Council, c/o 5 Falkland Drive, Kingsteignton TQ12 3RH or cash/cheque to Cllr Angie Carter-Woodwark, Stapley, Longthorn Road, Ideford. We would also ask for parents to confirm names of any resident child 16 and under, by completing the form and posting or by emailing the clerk at gardin@blueyonder.co.uk If emailing please give names, address and age, along with a contact name. Please note that we will need to know numbers by Monday 23rd April 2012, as this is the latest time we can order.

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Precept Changes In January 2012 the council took the decision to invite all parishioners to a precept-setting meeting, to discuss the council’s position and give members of the public chance to voice their comments and views. After very careful consideration, the parish finances were reviewed and under guidelines from the Devon Association of Parish Councils and the Parish Auditor, it was felt that a 3 year plan would need to be introduced, to ensure that the Parish Council finances would be fit for purpose in this period of economic difficulties. The increase would cover increased running costs, training of Councillors and relevant courses, elections charges and contingency. In recent years any increase in cost to the Council has been absorbed, but this is no longer possible and therefore this would mean that an increase on each property in the parish would need to be implemented. After great concern and consideration the Councillors passed a motion for a £5 per year increase, based on 172 properties in the parish.

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Parish council News cont. This would mean that our total parish precept would rise to £4236.00 from £3376.00 . Whilst no one likes to increase charges, Councillors felt that this option would allow the Parish Council to survive and service the community. Mr Eric Pickles, Community Minister, is intending to pass a bill, during the coming year, to cap all Councils from April 2013, so no further increases will be possible, in line with Government legislation. 4.

Annual Parish Meeting and AGM The Parish Council would like to invite all parishioners to the Annual Parish Meeting and followed by the AGM for Ideford Parish Council, on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 commencing at 6.30pm in the Village Hall.

IDEFORD OLYMPIC TORCH BEARER! Steve Blake from The Old Rectory has been selected to carry the Olympic flame in Exeter on 20th May. Steve is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Torbay. With hospital colleagues he cycled from John O'Groats to Lands end in July raising over £9000 for Torbay Hospital League of Friends. Steve said, “It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I will be getting my whole family involved.” ‘OUR LOCAL EXPERT’ Your recommendations and opinions of local trades people have been requested again, by the publisher of ‘Our Local Expert’ – the free annual guide of trustworthy local businesses. Nick Hall invites your comments – good and bad – about local trades people you have used. He wants to celebrate those who are trustworthy and give quality service – to help you avoid ‘cowboys’ and ‘rogue traders’. Please contact Nick on 01626 249979, emailNick@OurLocalExpert.co.uk. Nick would also like to hear from anyone who didn’t receive their free copy of last year’s guide.

JUST ENOUGH SPACE FOR A PERSONAL MOAN!! When out walking in our beautiful countryside there are two things that make me really cross. Firstly, people who don’t clean up after their dogs, and secondly (and this makes me even more cross), people who pick up - but then leave the full plastic bag on the ground or hanging in a nearby tree or hedge. Please, please pick up and then put the bag in one of the bins provided or take it home to dispose of it. Thank you - I feel better now!!

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A message from our Churchwarden . . . Hello again everyone – don’t worry, I don’t intend to write something every month but this is a follow up from last month’s plea for more support at St. Mary’s. I have had quite a bit of positive feedback. Offers of help with fundraising events and regular financial support to ensure our village Church remains a ‘going concern’. In this current economic climate, it’s critical that the village community supports their Church in any way they can. Local shops, bus routes, libraries are just some of the casualties in rural villages – let’s hang onto what we’ve got here in Ideford! Our Mothering Sunday service was a huge success – a very relaxed, family affair and with some of the children participating wonderfully! We’d dearly love to see more local families at our Village Worship service (3rd Sunday) on a regular basis – you’ll always be assured of a warm welcome and a cup of coffee! Please see opposite, the bank details for regular giving if you would like to support St. Mary’s rather than attend services. If you are a tax payer, please let us know so we can gift aid your donation but, in any event, we would like to know who you are so we can thank you personally for your contribution! Vacancies: Organist – not necessarily to play every week. If you know anyone who has this unique talent, please ask them to get in touch. If you play a different instrument and would be prepared to accompany the singing on an occasional basis, we’d love to hear from you. Assistant Churchwarden for Ideford – not nearly as ‘serious’ as it sounds! PCC members – only 4 meetings a year – no experience needed! Thanks again and hope to see or hear from you soon. Best Wishes Vanessa - Churchwarden (853991)

For online bank users: Account: Ideford Church Fund Account No: 00224252 Sort code: 30 96 06 Lloyds Bank, Newton Abbot - 10 -


Bank Standing Order Form (Please complete and send to your Bank if you don’t use online banking) Your Bank name:

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Address:

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Please pay: Ideford Church Fund at Lloyds Bank, 42 Courtenay St, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QW Sort Code: 30 96 06

Account No: 00224252

The sum of ÂŁ . . . . . . . . . . per month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (write sum in words also) Commencement date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signed (your name and address):

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Gift Aid Declaration (Please let church have this declaration) Full Name:

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Post Code: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I am a UK taxpayer and I wish Ideford Church to reclaim the tax on all my donations. Signature:

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MORE NEWS FROM DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL Community Council of Devon launches new oil buying scheme Home owners, community organisations and local businesses who rely on oil delivered to their properties for heating, will benefit from a new initiative launched by the Community Council in February. The Devon Oil Collective works on the principle that we can reduce our annual spend on heating oil by collectively buying oil in bulk. The Community Council is predicting typical savings of around £30 to £50 per 1000 litres of heating oil, and as many homes use around 2,000 litres per year, that equates to annual savings of up to £100 per household. The success of the scheme will depend upon like-minded people volunteering to act as local coordinators for their patch. The job of co-ordinator is simple – no handling money, no negotiating oil prices – just telling us once a month how many people want oil so we can liaise with suppliers and then tell them the price and supplier we have been able to negotiate. The annual membership subscription to join the collective is £24 per household, but this upfront cost is waivered for those who become local co-ordinators. To find out more about the scheme contact the Community Council for Devon on 01392 248919 or email oilscheme@devonrcc.org.uk. Further information is available online at www.devonrcc.org.uk. Are you feeling the squeeze financially? Carsharedevon could provide the answer With ever rising petrol prices, motorists in Devon are being encouraged to car share with other commuters to save on fuel costs. Members of Carsharedevon.com say they were really beginning to feel the squeeze when filling up at their vehicles before joining the scheme but now say they’ve made huge savings at the petrol pumps. Many drivers who’ve already signed up say others could be missing out and potentially losing hundreds of pounds every year by not joining. There are now more than 8,840 registered members. It’s free and allows people in Devon and across the south west to find others to share their journey, either taking turns with the driving, or giving someone a lift in exchange for a contribution to the fuel costs. Users can now join and sign into carsharedevon.com using their Facebook account. They can also post the journeys they want to share to Facebook and Twitter.

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IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP Tuesday April 10th ‘The Cinnamon Trust’ – The national charity for the elderly, the terminally ill & their pets. Ideford Village Hall, 7.15pm Future meetings May 8th ‘Devon Historical & Hysterical’ with Maggie Duffy, a local singer who was recently a winner in a national song writing competition. This programme, which takes a trip around our beautiful county in song & poetry should be very interesting and anyone from the village is welcome to attend. The charge is just £2 and includes refreshments. June 12th - Fashion Show. Visitors are always very welcome and especially for these two special meetings. Members’ subscription - £16 per year, £2 per meeting as a visitor. More information from Enid Vooght 775291, Alicia Normand 773908 or Kath Mortimore 866232.

IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB Teignbridge League Ideford Ideford Bishopsteignton Abbotskerswell

41 44 53 66

Exminster Abbotskerswell Ideford Ideford

46 48 33 25

Friendly Ann Hunt, John Hunt, Robert Burdock & Alan Charge played four from Usk at Charlton Hotel, Torquay winning 19 - 10. Margaret Bowden, Sheila Yeo, Daphne Dixon & John Hunt played four from Usk at Charlton Hotel, Torquay losing 11 - 14. IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB WANTED!

Urgently RequiredShort Mat Bowlers If you are interested in joining the club please ring Terry Dore 01626 852074 or Alan Charge 01626 854479 - 13 -


TO MAKE YOU SMILE (borrowed from the Bishopsteignton Parish Chronicle - thank you!) Can Cold Water Clean Dishes? This is for all the germ-conscious folk who worry about using cold water to clean. John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan. After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John’s grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film-like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, “Are these plates clean?” His grandfather replied, “They’re as clean as cold water can get ‘em. Just go ahead and finish your meal Sonny!” For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, john was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg, and asked, “Are you sure these plates are clean?” Without looking up the old man said, “I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get ‘em. Now don’t you fret, I don’t want to hear another word about it!” Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather’s dog started to growl, and wouldn’t let him pass. John yelled and said, “Grandfather, your dog won’t let me get to my car!!” Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted, “Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!?” Some very clever anagrams ASTRONOMER

when rearranged, becomes MOONSTARER

DORMITORY

when rearranged, becomes DIRTY ROOM

THE EYES

when rearranged, becomes THEY SEE

SLOT MACHINES

when rearranged, becomes CASH LOST IN ME

SNOOZE ALARMS

when rearranged, becomes ALAS! NO MORE Z’S

A DECIMAL POINT

when rearranged, becomes I’M A DOT IN PLACE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO

when rearranged, becomes TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER IN LAW

when rearranged, becomes WOMAN HITLER

THE MORSE CODE

when rearranged, becomes HERE COME DOTS

GEORGE BUSH

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CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY Monday Wednesday Friday

10.00am - 1.00pm 10.00am - 1.00pm 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Tuesday Thursday Saturday MOBILE LIBRARY 16.00 - 16.30 16.40 - 17.10

Ideford (Royal Oak) Luton

3.00pm - 6.00pm Closed 10.00am - 1.00pm

April 11th & 25th

Tunes for Toddlers Come and listen to stories, make simple things to tie in with the stories and sing songs. Every Thursday during term time, 10.30am - 11.30am. No need to book - just turn up!

FEBRUARY WEATHER Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature

16.9°C at 3.19pm on the 23rd -5.5°C at 11.22pm on the 3rd

Rain for February Rain for Year

2012 0.86" 3.30"

2011 5.82" 8.49"

2010 5.23" 12.41"

2009 2.75" 7.30"

Ring & Ride Monday and Wednesday

IDEFORD VILLAGE TRANSPORT TIMETABLE Destination Fares (return) Newton Abbot £4.00

2008 2.60" 6.50"

How to make a Ring & Ride Journey       

Choose which day you wish to travel. Telephone 01626 888777 between 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday,

NB: Please ring before 8.30am for same day travel. Please be ready by 9.45am. Be ready at 1.00pm to be collected at the ‘Boarding Point’ for your journey home. Please cancel booking if you are not able to travel. Please wear seat belts at all times.

Dawlish Community & Disability Transport Service operates in the area to transport elderly, frail or disabled passengers of any age, on a private hire basis. All our vehicles are adapted to take wheelchair seated passengers, have lowered steps and tail lifts. For more information please telephone 01626 888777 or 888890 - 15 -

Newsletter April 2012  

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