Golfers con­verge on Fin­ley course

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There was a flurry of ac­tiv­ity at Fin­ley Golf Club in the early hours of Mon­day morn­ing with 137 ladies prepar­ing to hit off in the South­ern Rive­rina Ladies Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships.

The event is be­ing played over three days with visi­tors rep­re­sent­ing clubs in the sur­round­ing Rive­rina and Vic­to­rian ar­eas.

A din­ner will be held this evening to bring the tour­na­ment to a con­clu­sion, with pre­sen­ta­tions to take place dur­ing the pro­ceed­ings.

A full re­port will be in­cluded in next week’s edi­tion.

Sixty-five years ago, on Septem­ber 7, 1952, a shy young lady from Koo Wee Rup mar­ried a hand­some young gen­tle­man from Wer­ribee and thus be­gan the Agosta fam­ily which is so well known in Fin­ley today.

Ger­ald and Joyce Agosta were mar­ried in St An­drew’s Catholic Church, Wer­ribee and re­cently cel­e­brated their spe­cial an­niver­sary with fam­ily and friends.

The cou­ple re­ceived con­grat­u­la­tory cor­re­spon­dence from Fed­eral Mem­ber for Far­rer Sus­san Ley, NSW Mem­ber for Mur­ray Adrian Pic­coli, Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull, Aus­tralian Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Peter Cos­grove and Queen El­iz­a­beth II.

Ger­ard and Joyce took up farm­ing in Wer­ribee in the early years and had four sons — Vic­tor, Ross (dec) Robert (dec) and Michael.

They moved to Fin­ley think­ing farm­ing in this area would be a lit­tle eas­ier. Ger­ald be­ing the per­fec­tion­ist he is, how­ever, con­tin­ued to spend many hours work­ing the fam­ily farm.

The cel­e­bra­tions be­gan with the fam­ily get­ting to­gether for Father’s Day (Septem­ber 3) and con­tin­ued on at Ber­riquin Nurs­ing Home — where Ger­ald is a res­i­dent — on the ac­tual an­niver­sary.

Joyce would like to thank all who made their an­niver­sary so spe­cial with so many best wishes.

Fin­ley High School re­cently had its gates open to wel­come par­ents, grand­par­ents and in­ter­ested com­mu­nity mem­bers into the agri­cul­ture plot.

The stu­dents were busy prepar­ing for the Fin­ley Show.

Along with their skills, they were able to show off the ter­rific Poll Dorset lambs, lovely Shorthorn cat­tle, the great cross­bred calves and the im­pres­sive car­case an­i­mals that the school has at present.

The stu­dents are all to be con­grat­u­lated on the way they con­ducted them­selves at the 100th Fin­ley Show.

Whilst not every stu­dent went away with a rib­bon, all were win­ners for step­ping up and com­pet­ing in the var­i­ous events.

The events they par­tic­i­pated in in­cluded Ju­nior Judg­ing, Ju­nior Han­dlers, stud beef classes and prime beef classes.

They were also very proud to be awarded the Woola­mai Pas­toral Co Best Pre­sented Team award. Robyn O’Leary is ex­tremely proud of the stu­dents.

Just a re­minder that the Fin­ley Men­shed Garage Sale will take place this Satur­day from 8.30am un­til 4pm.

There is an ex­ten­sive range of goods to be sold to make way for new stock ar­riv­ing so plenty of bar­gains will be up for grabs.

Morn­ing tea and a bar­be­cue lunch will also be avail­able.

This is a great op­por­tu­nity for all men in the com­mu­nity to see the va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able by be­com­ing a mem­ber and all are wel­come to at­tend.

St Mary’s Par­ish street stall, which was held last Wed­nes­day to sup­port the work of the lo­cal St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety, was a huge suc­cess and the or­gan­is­ers would like to thank all who con­trib­uted in any way.

Raf­fle prize win­ners were: Side of lamb – Phyl­lis Trevor­row; in­door plant – Norma McMur­ray.

Ten mem­bers of the Trac­tor Club of Corowa paid a visit to the Fin­ley Mu­seum on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6.

Club pres­i­dent Bill Pet­zke was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the great dis­play of items and the man­ner in which they have been ar­ranged for in­spec­tion.

He thanked Henry Math­e­son OAM, mu­seum vice pres­i­dent, for the guided tour and the ex­pla­na­tions given about some of the an­cient items not seen be­fore by many in the party.

The visi­tors were very in­ter­ested in learn­ing the his­tory of the mu­seum and the ex­pe­ri­ences of ob­tain­ing many of the items.

Bill said the Corowa Trac­tor Club was formed 21 years ago and there are cur­rently 100 mem­bers.

They do not have a spe­cial dis­play of any models, sim­ply a gen­eral dis­play for in­spec­tion and the club does have or­gan­ised trac­tor pulls.

Bill thought the tour of the Fin­ley fa­cil­ity would prove ben­e­fi­cial to their mem­bers, par­tic­u­larly with their group dis­cus­sions later.

He and his party were most im­pressed with the de­tail­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion of the mu­seum items gen­er­ally and did rate it very highly.

He thought the peo­ple of Fin­ley should be proud of the ef­fort that has been made to make the mu­seum a high­light of the town and district.

Hope­fully public sup­port will keep it at this achieved level.

Henry thanked his helpers — Colin Drury and Ken Jenk­ins — for their as­sis­tance, and Ivy and Marj who pro­vided af­ter­noon tea.

The mu­seum is open on Fri­day af­ter­noons from 1pm to 4pm, and on Satur­day and Sun­day af­ter­noons.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are asked to give sup­port to it by vis­it­ing the site and en­joy­ing the col­lec­tion of items on dis­play.

Club groups are most wel­come and ar­range­ments can be made for a bar­be­cue meal.

Mem­bers of the Fin­ley Unit­ing Church Wor­ship Cen­tre had the plea­sure of host­ing the Mod­er­a­tor of the Unit­ing Church NSW/ ACT Synod Rev Myung Hwa Park on Sun­day.

Myung Hwa was a mem­ber of a group of peo­ple who were con­clud­ing a tour of the lower reaches of the Mur­ray River.

Along the way they met with lo­cal peo­ple in­clud­ing indige­nous peo­ple and lis­tened to their sto­ries. Among places vis­ited were the Coorong and the mouth of the Mur­ray River. All agreed it was an in­ter­est­ing and worth­while tour.

This tour is the fourth of a se­ries which the Unit­ing Church has been con­duct­ing over the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin area. Peo­ple came from across the state and Vic­to­ria.

The group ar­rived for morn­ing tea and a wor­ship ser­vice, where Rev Myung Hwa presided at Holy Com­mu­nion and then trav­elled on to Al­bury where the tour fin­ished af­ter lunch.

To­mor­row the Friend­ship morn­ing will again be held at the church hall Coree St, at 10am. This Satur­day at 1pm will be Crazy Whist. All are wel­come to come along and join in with th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties.

As the cricket sea­son is fast ap­proach­ing, train­ing will start for any in­ter­ested se­nior play­ers on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, from 5.15pm at the cricket nets.

Ju­nior train­ing will start af­ter the school hol­i­days.

Reg­is­tra­tions for all grad­ing will be held Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at Fin­ley Apex Sports and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, between 4.30pm and 6pm.

For any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Terri-Lea An­der­son on 0418 503 259.

Items for ‘From Fin­ley’ may be sub­mit­ted by phon­ing 0428 293 922 or email­stone@big­, or left at the SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS of­fice.

Prepar­ing to hit off on the first tee of the SRLGA Cham­pi­onships in Fin­ley on Mon­day morn­ing were Kath­leen Wil­liams (Jer­ilderie), Lor­raine Hickey (Wagga Wagga), Denise Hunter (De­niliquin) and Kath Klemke (Fin­ley).

(From left) David Wil­liams, Henry Math­e­son, Lind­say McQual­ter, Colin Drury, Ken Jenk­ins and Bill Pet­zke dur­ing a visit to Fin­ley Mu­seum.

Fin­ley High School stu­dent Ben Ch­esworth and ‘Mia’ at the Fin­ley Show.

De­niliquin Unit­ing Church’s Rev Hawea Jack­son, Jan­ice Jack­son and Mod­er­a­tor of NSW/ACT Synod Rev Myung Hwa Park.

Joyce and Ger­ald Agosta cel­e­brated 65 years of mar­riage re­cently.

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