Fly­ing the flag 40 years on

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

Forty years is a long time, but there are some things that would never be for­got­ten in 100 years.

One such oc­ca­sion is Mathoura Cricket Club’s great­est ever suc­cess — vic­tory in the Echuca Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s 1976/77 A Grade Premier­ship.

Mem­bers of the win­ning team, along with other past play­ers and their fam­i­lies will get to­gether to re-live the joy and ex­cite­ment of the win with an an­niver­sary din­ner next Satur­day night.

There were cer­tainly some in­cred­i­ble stats from the game that will be well worth talk­ing about so it is sure to be a great night.

The func­tion will be held at Mathoura Bowl­ing Club and in­quiries should be di­rected to Joe Mur­phy on 0429 843 371 or ae­mur­phy57@gmail.com.

Satur­day’s Coun­try Kids Fes­ti­val was a ma­jor hit with young­sters of all ages.

They de­scended on the venue with loads of ex­pec­ta­tion and en­thu­si­asm, and they were not dis­ap­pointed.

Be­fore them was a di­verse range of fun items to be ex­plored and tested — laser tag, jump­ing cas­tles, Zorg Wa­ter Bub­bles, face paint­ing, toy li­brary and a skat­ing com­pe­ti­tion at the nearby skate park.

For the adults the fes­ti­val also in­cluded mar­ket and food stalls, car boot sales, wood carv­ing, raf­fles and silent auc­tions, not to men­tion the cake stall for which it is fa­mous.

Con­do­lences are be­ing ex­tended to the fam­ily of well known dis­trict res­i­dent, Knox Dur­rant.

Mr Dur­rant passed away in the Echuca Hos­pi­tal last week, aged 84.

He was the much loved hus­band of Shirley, fa­ther and fa­ther-in-law of Graeme, Zan and Alan, Cathy and Andrew, Pete and Nat. Proud pop of Cameron, Alysha and Lin­don, Jake, Phoebe and Ju­lian, Emma and So­phie, Kate and Han­nah.

Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to all.

To­mor­row is the 11th day of the 11th month, the day we pause to ac­knowl­edge those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice in times of war.

A short Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice and wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony will be held at the ceno­taph in the Sol­diers’ Me­mo­rial Gar­dens at 10.45am.

Mathoura Pub­lic School’s stu­dent choir will per­form ‘The Last An­zac’ dur­ing the ser­vice.

Don’t for­get next week­end’s Tough Love Seminar, aimed at help­ing peo­ple break their ad­dic­tion to the drug known as ‘ice’.

Con­ducted by re­cov­ered drug ad­dict Peter Lyon-James, it will be held on Satur­day at St Joseph’s Col­lege Oak Cen­tre.

The seminar is de­signed to equip fam­i­lies with the right ways to help their loved ones beat ad­dic­tion.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from Peter Kyne on 0418 505 743.

Con­grat­u­la­tions are ex­tended to lo­cals Molly Brain and Bren­dan Un­win.

The cou­ple was mar­ried in a gar­den cer­e­mony at the Bart Oaks prop­erty on Satur­day.

Fam­ily and friends joined them to cel­e­brate the special oc­ca­sion.

North­ern United’s B Grade cricket team en­joyed a first in­nings win over Gir­garre last week­end but C Grade went down to Kyabram Fire Bri­gade.

P Hazel­man top scored for B Grade with 46 runs, ahead of S Thomp­son with 45. D and AD McKind­lay took third and fourth spots with 23 and 21 re­spec­tively.

D McKind­lay took eight wick­ets while J Hartshorn claimed two.

C Grade scored 71 runs but were not good enough to de­feat Fire Bri­gade.

Top bowlers were T Starkey 3/4 along with L Hen­son and J Kiely – each with 2/21.

Pink and pretty is the news in the Eade and Glenn house­holds fol­low­ing the re­cent ar­rival of a baby girl for Kayla and Rhys.

Zoey Anne Glenn was born at the Echuca Hos­pi­tal on Oc­to­ber 30, weigh­ing just 2305g (5lb). She is the cou­ple’s first child.

Zoey is a grand­daugh­ter for Chris and Heidi Glenn of Mathoura, John and Sue Eade of Lock­ing­ton and Michelle Eade of Swan Hill.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all.

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