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Swimmer can cross Senior Games off her bucket list

Swimmer can cross Senior Games off her bucket list

From the time she started swimming lessons at five years old, Rita McCaw has always been a recreational swimmer.
Into the valley of rich entertainment

Into the valley of rich entertainment

Boredom was not an option.
Art camp popular among young eager artists

Art camp popular among young eager artists

There has been an explosion of creativity at the Barrhead Public Library the past two weeks, with the return of the ever-popular SPARK camp.
Estimated pool price soars

Estimated pool price soars

The pool project will cost about $10 million more than initial estimates, according to figures released last week. The projected costs of the proposed aquatic centre range from $21m to $24m.
Swimming helps recovery

Swimming helps recovery

Swimming is so much more than recreation to 77-year-old Bob Lee. It is a way of life, it is a form of therapy. Last year it helped him rediscover a sense of wellbeing after a serious back injury.
Mental preparation is key, say floor curlers

Mental preparation is key, say floor curlers

It’s a game that requires mental preparation, skill, and a little bit of luck– all of which two Barrhead couples will be bringing to the table.
First tournament for tennis player

First tournament for tennis player

Barrhead’s shiny new tennis courts will soon be seeing some first-class action as players get ready to hit the court, local resident Lawrence Boucher being one of them.
LeRoy Barker: a rich sporting life

LeRoy Barker: a rich sporting life

You could say life has been a ball for 70-year-old LeRoy Barker. Hardball, softball and slo-pitch – the games have thrilled him as a player and spectator.
Move to fill Barrhead 's 'transport gap '

Move to fill Barrhead 's 'transport gap '

Moves are under way to fill a “gap in transportation services” in Barrhead. It could lead to a taxi, bus or van service to help those without a vehicle, on a low income or suffering from a disability.
Richard Jacobs, a story of inspiration

Richard Jacobs, a story of inspiration

Swimmer Richard Jacobs loves to go searching for precious metal in water. It is something he is good at.
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