Sascha’s gold medal swim

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Tocumwal’s su­per-fish Sascha Jones took gold in the 14 years 100 me­tre back­stroke at the Vic­to­rian Age Swim Club Championships at the Mel­bourne Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre re­cently.

Sascha has been train­ing with the Fin­ley swim team and adds this great win to her list of suc­cesses which in­cludes rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Games last year.

We woke up to day­light sav­ing on Sun­day, and like it or not it is here to stay.

Day­light sav­ing gives us more time to be out and about and with the weather warm­ing up there are sure to be plenty of events and ac­tiv­i­ties we can un­der­take.

October 1 was In­ter­na­tional Older Per­sons Day and that her­alds a month of ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed for the en­joy­ment of our se­nior cit­i­zens.

Keep a watch on the SRN as plenty of se­nior cit­i­zen events are ad­ver­tised.

October 10 is World Men­tal Health Day, an­other very im­por­tant time to look after our men­tal health and to also look out for our friends. We can keep on ask­ing ‘RUOK?’, and not con­fine it to one day a year.

See you at the polling sta­tion on October 14 for the by-elec­tion.

An im­por­tant time for our re­gion to en­sure we are well rep­re­sented in Syd­ney.

Re­mem­ber to put a few dol­lars in your pocket for the school raf­fle to be held and drawn on the day.

Re­mem­ber Probus meets at the footy pav­il­ion on the sec­ond Thurs­day — October 12 this month — at 10am. Fun and frol­ics for re­tirees of all ages. Life is too short to be se­ri­ous.

The Tocumwal Farm­ers’ Mar­ket re­turns on the third Satur­day of the month, October 21.

Start­ing at 8am with the best bar­be­cue break­fast around, served with golden lo­cal orange juice or an espresso cof­fee, you are as­sured of a good start to the day.

Bring along your own mug to help save on waste.

The Fore­shore Mar­ket re­turns on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4.

Last Satur­day’s mar­ket was one of the best that Mr Bow­man has or­gan­ised.

There were many new stalls with in­ter­est­ing prod­ucts as well as the old favourites.

The most in­ter­est­ing item seen on Satur­day had to be the pearl oys­ters.

Cus­tomers se­lected an oys­ter and then a pearl was ex­tracted, which could be added to ready-made jew­ellery fix­ings.

The sur­prise was that there were so many dif­fer­ent colours amongst the pearls.

One of the groups sure to take ad­van­tage of the usual in­crease in vis­i­tors in Novem­ber is the Co­bram Quilters group.

Their ex­hi­bi­tion over the Mel­bourne Cup week­end is held in the Yar­roweyah Hall.

Here is a chance to see the works of these tal­ented ladies, meet up with friends for a yummy morn­ing or af­ter­noon tea, and stock up on fab­rics and no­tions from the trade stalls.

See you at the show where many Tocumwal ladies will be dis­play­ing their works.

Also on the Mel­bourne Cup week­end, Tocumwal will be host­ing the Big Break­fast.

You can break­fast on a va­ri­ety of culi­nary de­lights served by com­mu­nity groups and then go onto the Tocumwal Lions Club Hos­tel fete on the cor­ner of Adams St and Ba­rooga Rd.

Those in the know will tell you this is the place to buy very cheap plants and bric-abrac.

A less se­ri­ous pur­suit is to have a few spin­ning wheel tick­ets and see if you can carry off a prize or two.

There will be a bar­be­cue lunch, cof­fee and also home cook­ing for sale.

Be in Tocumwal on Novem­ber 11 when the Vic­to­rian League will be at Apex Skate Park in De­niliquin St.

Come along and see what’s on for skate, scooter or BMX.

There will be free give­aways and prizes for those who at­tend and par­tic­i­pate.

Our lo­cal pool open­ing de­pends on the hir­ing of ca­sual pool life guards and Berrigan Shire is cur­rently re­cruit­ing. If you are look­ing for a ca­sual hol­i­day job, fol­low it up.

The Tocumwal Memo­rial Hall AGM was held on Septem­ber 25 and all po­si­tions are un­changed, with Ser­gio Rede­galli re­turned as pres­i­dent and Leanne Marks as sec­re­tary/ trea­surer

The beau­ti­ful new cur­tains are in and will be ap­pre­ci­ated by the Tocumwal Pub­lic School who have their school pro­duc­tion on October 12.

Work will be­gin soon on the up­grade and restoration of the hall fa­cade.

On Wed­nes­day, October 25 at 6.30pm, Tocumwal Phar­macy is hav­ing a Christ­mas evening for their cus­tomers.

There will be drinks and nib­bles and door prizes and dis­counts. Al­ready the Christ­mas stock is com­ing in and it’s mak­ing the shop sparkle.

Should be a fun evening.

The last day of the Tocumwal Li­brary hol­i­day pro­gram is to­mor­row.

It’s all about re­cy­cling and reusing rather than wast­ing.

It starts 10.30am and all re­sources are sup­plied at no cost. It is for all pri­mary aged kids.

If you have any­thing you would like in­cluded in Tocumwal Tells, please con­tact Anne Jones on 5874 3424 or email johnanne44@big­pond.com.

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