Flying the flag 40 years on
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.