Health fo­rum starts in Toc. to­day

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

To­day is the first day of the Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee Fo­rum to be hosted by vol­un­teers of the Tocumwal branch of the Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee.

This is the fur­thest south of Wagga Wagga that the fo­rum has been held.

The del­e­gates will be ar­riv­ing this morn­ing and will have tours of the new MPS and the town be­fore in­dulging in a light lun­cheon of lo­cal fare.

They will then get down to the work of be­ing ed­u­cated in health mat­ters per­tain­ing to work­ing and car­ing for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties.

There will be sev­eral speak­ers on men­tal health, the Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­sur­ance Scheme and re­lated top­ics, as well as catch­ing up with what is hap­pen­ing in Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health Dis­trict.

Then the del­e­gates can take in a visit to Tocumwal His­toric Aero­drome Mu­seum and a talk by Bob Brown.

Tonight the as­sem­bled del­e­gates and their guests will sit down to a meal show­cas­ing lo­cal foods and will be en­light­ened by a talk by Vicki Jelli — a ‘Lo­cal Hero’ in the 2017 Aus­tralia Day awards.

An early morn­ing walk along the creek walk will get del­e­gates in the mood for new ideas in health de­liv­ery to­mor­row.

And when they re­turn to the football net­ball pav­il­ion they will be treated to a golden orange juice from Smithers Or­chards and the Ro­tary Juicer.

Dur­ing the day del­e­gates will break into groups for sev­eral en­light­en­ing work­shops all deal­ing with health and well­ness pro­mo­tion in our com­mu­ni­ties.

Guest speak­ers will also be given a gift bag fea­tur­ing lo­cal prod­ucts in­clud­ing McCal­lum’s honey, South­ern Cross or­ganic olive oils and fresh fruit from Smithers Or­chards.

Mem­bers of Tocumwal’s LHAC have been or­gan­is­ing this event since May 2017, when it was an­nounced that Tocumwal would hold the Septem­ber fo­rum.

They have the Tocumwal Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary work­ing with them and they will have a cou­ple of com­pe­ti­tions run­ning over the two days with a pro­gres­sive raf­fle which in­cludes a glider flight, be­ing drawn at the din­ner tonight.

Wel­come to all who have come to Tocumwal for the fo­rum, it is hoped you en­joy your stay and come back to visit us again soon.

There will be a meet­ing on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21 at 7.30pm, con­vened by the Tocumwal Li­ons Club.

Held at the old bowls club in Adams St, it will dis­cuss and form a com­mit­tee to as­sist with sug­ges­tions of what can hap­pen with the pre­vi­ous bowls club site.

Every­one is in­vited to at­tend and have your say.

There will be light re­fresh­ments pro­vided.

Re­mem­ber the Farm­ers’ Mar­ket on the third Satur­day of the month and come along for a big break­fast with your friends and sup­port the lo­cals who sup­ply the mar­ket with their wares and keep this ac­tiv­ity flour­ish­ing.

Once again this event is run by a lit­tle band of hard work­ing vol­un­teers, so come along and sup­port them.

And we round out the end of the month and the be­gin­ning of school hol­i­days with the re­turn of the Fore­shore Mar­ket on Septem­ber 30.

An added at­trac­tion will be a visit by the Sey­mour Her­itage Rail­way crew with their beau­ti­fully re­stored train.

The pas­sen­gers get here in time to take in the Fore­shore Mar­ket.

Re­mem­ber this is a dog free mar­ket for your safety and the safety of your pet. Dogs and crowds don’t mix well.

Spring has sprung and so have the op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­joy your­self in Tocumwal.

All are brought to you by the hard work­ing band of vol­un­teers who keep this lit­tle town run­ning.

In ad­di­tion to the health fo­rum, mar­kets and the im­por­tant Adams St bowls club meet­ing, there are other great events to en­joy.

On the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month there is Probus.

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 the Ru­ral Fire Brigade will be holding an open day at their head­quar­ters in Wise Court, which will be a great day for the kids, and the next day the quil­ters will be out in force mak­ing ba­bies’ quilts at the aero­drome.

And of course our men’s and girls’ sheds and Sew ‘n’ Sews run weekly ses­sions for those in­ter­ested in craft.

Ask at the Tocumwal In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre for times, dates and con­tact num­bers.

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint, draw or to cre­ate with wood, metal or clay or to learn felt­ing, leather­work, sewing or knit­ting?

Have you thought about do­ing mo­saics or lead light­ing but had no idea where to start?

Co­bram Arts Fest will give you a chance to try all these crafts at 20 work­shop ses­sions.

Ses­sions are avail­able for half day, full day or two day.

It will be held at the Co­bram Show­grounds on Septem­ber 16 and 17.

Con­tact Karyn at kday@west­ or call 0448 624 865 to gain a pass­port.

The Tocumwal Girls’ Shed, for their ‘play day’ on the last day of win­ter went to the Cy­do­nia glass stu­dio.

What a fab­u­lous ex­pe­ri­ence it turned out to be for them, as Ser­gio Rede­galli showed them around and ex­plained the art glass process.

Sa­cred Heart School’s Jack Wiles ac­quit­ted him­self ex­tremely well at the Li­ons 201V6 Dis­trict Ju­nior Public Speak­ing fi­nals held at the end of Au­gust in Ton­gala.

Jack came away with an im­pres­sive ‘En­cour­age­ment Award.’ Con­grat­u­la­tions Jack on your fine ef­fort.

Fel­low stu­dent Kate Pur­till has been se­lected to com­pete in the dis­cus event at the MacKil­lop Ath­let­ics Se­lec­tion Tri­als.

The se­lec­tion was an­nounced af­ter Kate suc­cess­fully threw a mam­moth 17.37m in her dis­cus event at the re­cent Dioce­san Ath­let­ics car­ni­val.

Kate will at­tend the tri­als at the Sydney Ath­let­ics Cen­tre in Home­bush on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18.

We wish Kate ev­ery suc­cess with her prepa­ra­tion and per­for­mance on the day.

Tocumwal Public School had 16 stu­dents qual­ify in 22 events to at­tend the PSSA Rive­rina Re­gional Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val at Alexan­der Park in Al­bury on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to: Heath Mansell, Lo­gan White, Liam Sut­ton, Char­lie Locke, Hunter Hard­widge, Jemma Reid, Alice Bourchier, Tahlia Pate, Lexie Mathers, Alana Sut­ton, Jes­sica Ben­nett, Macken­zie Loughridge, Zarli Gow, Maksym Eddy, Hunter Mathers and Macey White.

This is mar­vel­lous for a small school to be able to send so many qual­i­fied rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Due to the high rate of ill­ness of stu­dents over the past few weeks, classes have been un­able to pre­pare for the up­com­ing school pro­duc­tion.

The school has there­fore changed the date to allow more time for the classes to pre­pare when they can have their whole class back on deck.

The new date for the pro­duc­tion, to be held at the Memo­rial Hall in Tocumwal, will be Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12.

That is week one next term, be­fore it gets too hot.

TPS will be the first group to try out the new hall cur­tains and they are sure to no­tice the dif­fer­ence.

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