OVERTON ORACLE

June 2000

Overton’s Free Newspaper - issued monthly to over 600 homes in Overton

The Editorial Team

Alan Edwards - David Burton - Ken Farrell - Maureen Evans - Lesley Pugh

Our reporters cannot be everywhere.

If you have a story contact any team member or ring 01978 710422

Bears hurt in fall from Church roof.

On Saturday 13th May, 103 bears took part in a fund-raising jump from St Mary's Church tower, raising over 240 towards the costs of the Millennium Window, and the St Mary's School PTA Millennium project.

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Millennium Banquet - a great success

The Millennium Banquet, held in the Village Hall on the 13th May, is another Overton success story.

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Don’t miss the Flower Festival

Please make a note in your diary. The Millennium Flower Festival - a Celebration of Christian Faith, will take place at St Mary’s Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Methodist Church, on the 16th, 17th and 18th June.

Brownies litter campaign

The 1st Overton on Dee Brownies are to carry out a sponsored litter campaign in Overton during July.

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A Trip to the Battlefields

Harry Evison makes a trip to the Battlefieds of World War One.

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Photographic display planned

The Millennium Committee will be holding a display of photographs of local interest in the Village Hall on Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th June.

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Don't stamp out our Post Offices.

In April, the Government felt the full force of the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters lobby. At issue is the Government's plans to scrap the post office system for the payment of pensions and other benefits, in favour of paying these direct into claimants bank accounts by automated credit transfer. Crucially about 40 per cent of 19,000 small post offices rely on benefits agency business to stay economically viable, amounting to over 400 million worth of business.

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Plant Sale 2000

Despite a disappointingly cold wet grey day on Saturday 29th April, the plant sale at St.Mary's House attracted a good crowd of people who found plenty to tempt them amongst the large variety of garden plants on sale.

643 was raised for St.Mary's Church and the organisers would like to express their grateful thanks for all the help and support they received, which helped to make the occasion such a success.

Royal Mail delivers new box

The Post Box on Salop road that went walkabout has, much to the relief of residents nearby, now been replaced.

Sadly for those in the village who grew up with the old one, the replacement is not of the "GR" type, but a modern "ER" one. Nevertheless, the aperture is wider, making it easier to post larger envelopes.

Official opening of youth club

On Tuesday 23rd may, the Overton Youth Club was officially opened by Joey Jones, Wrexham F.C.’s 1st team coach, with 1st team players Wayne Philips and Deryn Brace, and the Youth Team Coach Brian Prandle, seen here enjoying a game of pool.

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Twinning exchange

Overton Twinning Association is busily preparing for 24 visitors from La Murette, its twinned village, in the Isere region of France. This exchange will take place between 22nd July and 29th July and an itinerary for the visit is currently being prepared.

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POSTBAG

Dear Editor,

My name is Chris, and I am 10 years old and one of the children who have made a den in the Avenue. I cannot see why the Den must be destroyed.

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