Golfers converge on Finley course
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.
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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.