South Amer­i­cans stop to see our sheep

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

On Sun­day, in lovely spring weather, a group of 34 men and women from Uruguay, South Amer­ica, came through Jer­ilderie from Wagga, on a sheep and wool tour.

The group, which in­cluded sci­en­tists, farm­ers and mem­bers of co-op­er­a­tives, first vis­ited Yanko Sta­tion, and then came on to Jer­ilderie for the day.

Their first port of call in town was the Coun­cil Cham­bers where the vis­i­tors were fas­ci­nated by the In­dige­nous Dot Paint­ing, the story of which was ex­plained to them by Sos Hawkins and Tianni Given.

After lunch in Luke Park the group was joined by Ross Wells who showed them meri­nos up on the plains, and at Wil­lan­dra.

They also ob­served a very good dry land crop dur­ing this part of the tour.

The trav­ellers were ap­par­ently in rap­tures as they walked past Beth and Roy’s gar­den at Ye Olde Bank in town, and equally de­lighted with the roses in the Wil­lan­dra gar­den, where they were treated to af­ter­noon tea un­der the shade of well-es­tab­lished trees.

Even if the weather can’t quite make up its mind whether it is spring or not, Jer­ilderie is cer­tainly pre­sent­ing a warm and colour­ful face to pass­ing traf­fic.

The coloured ban­ners in the main street have at­tracted some in­ter­est.

The long week­end for Vic­to­ria re­sulted in many vis­i­tors com­ing through, or stay­ing for a few days in our at­trac­tive lit­tle town.

On Satur­day morn­ing there was even a young busker singing out­side IGA, re­ceiv­ing gen­er­ous re­sponses from the lo­cals, and keep­ing Lions Club peo­ple en­ter­tained while they sold tick­ets in their Mel­bourne Cup Cal­cutta. will be held on Novem­ber 24, at the Civic Hall.

Tick­ets for the din­ner are $50, which in­cludes a two course meal, with bar avail­able.

Book at the Jer­ilderie of­fice of Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil.

Stu­dents are re­minded that en­tries for the Sir John Monash Ed­u­ca­tion bur­sary, val­ued at $2,000, close this Fri­day.

Full de­tails of the bur­sary ap­pli­ca­tion re­quire­ments, can be found on Coun­cil’s web­site – www.mur­rumbidgee.nsw.gov.au

The win­ner will be an­nounced at the din­ner on Novem­ber 24.

On Novem­ber 23 the Jer­ilderie Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary will hold its last meet­ing for the year at Rita & Guy’s Chi­nese Restau­rant at the Sports Club.

Lunch will be at 12.30pm fol­lowed by the meet­ing.

Please ad­vise Judy on 5886 1241 by Fri­day, Novem­ber 17, if you will be at­tend­ing for lunch.

Both schools will be join­ing forces for a fun fam­ily so­cial night at the Jer­ilderie Sports Club, this Fri­day, start­ing at 6pm.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude lawn bowls, board games, and other things.

Par­ents and grand­par­ents are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate, even if you just want to en­joy a quiet meal in the restau­rant while oth­ers are be­ing more en­er­getic.

This school term is busy with Kinder tran­si­tion days at both pri­mary schools, and the Pre-school hold­ing its fi­nal ori­en­ta­tion days on Novem­ber 10 and 17. Con­tact Bek Sal­ter on 5886 1770 for more in­for­ma­tion.

St Joseph’s School com­mu­nity will be hold­ing a farewell for Mandy Catena on De­cem­ber 1, at the Colony Inn Ho­tel, from 6pm.

More in­for­ma­tion from Karen Slee­man. (Peter)

Thank you to the Jer­ilderie res­i­dents who bought raf­fle tick­ets at the Town Garage Sale Day and through Mur­rumbidgee Shire Of­fices.

The raf­fle raised over $800 with un­for­tu­nately no Jer­ilderie win­ners.

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