Pop­corn stall for drought re­lief

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beres­ford

On Sun­day morn­ing I was alerted to some­thing so heart warm­ing I had to go straight away to see for my­self.

Three lo­cal girls got to­gether, af­ter watch­ing the news and see­ing the dis­tress and dev­as­ta­tion our farm­ers are fac­ing, to try and raise some funds to help.

Tarra Stevens and Makala and Paige McKen­zie made pop­corn and le­mon­ade and set up their stall.

Although they didn’t raise a lot of money on Sun­day, they have plans to have a stall at the next Com­mu­nity Mar­ket at the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall in Septem­ber.

Their par­ents are very proud of their ef­forts and are sup­port­ing the girls 100 per cent.

Well done girls on your com­mu­nity spirit and great ef­fort.


Lifeball is a fun team game with in­cor­po­rates ac­tiv­i­ties such as walk­ing, think­ing and pass­ing, throw­ing a ball and scor­ing a goal.

It en­cour­ages move­ment and team­work, and is a game de­signed for fun and fit­ness.

It’s also a great way to stay healthy and meet new friends.

Lifeball is par­tic­u­larly suited to older adults as it im­proves heart and lung func­tion, in­creases cir­cu­la­tion and re­lieves stiff­ness.

It is also suit­able for peo­ple with di­a­betes, arthri­tis or car­dio­vas­cu­lar prob­lems.

The game can be mod­i­fied to suit ev­ery­one,e what­ever their abil­ity. Lifeball has no run­ning, jump­ing, tack­ling or overex­tend­ing.

It elim­i­nates the dan­ger­ous and hurt­ful as­pects of other sports but still looks and feels like main­stream sport and it is in­clu­sive as ev­ery player must touch the ball.

Now we know what Lifeball is and what it can do for you, why not join in on Tues­day, Septem­ber 4 for a train­ing and games day.

It will be held from 10am to 11am at the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall.

We are look­ing for play­ers to come and train with us and join in the fun - the cost for the hour is $3, to help with the cost of the hall.

Fin­ley Lifeball group is hop­ing to form teams and a com­mit­tee for fun and friend­ship.

A team from Fin­ley will be trav­el­ling to De­niliquin on Au­gust 27 for a game and morn­ing tea. They will leave the hall at 8.30am and travel to De­niliquin to­gether.


The Fin­ley Re­gional Care Aux­il­iary will be hold­ing a street stall this Fri­day from 9am.

There will be a raf­fle with a choice of two prizes — a hand­made cot rug or a $50 IGA voucher.

There will of course be the usual good­ies, cakes, bikkies, jams, pick­les and plants at the stall.

Come along and sup­port a wor­thy cause with funds go­ing to the Fin­ley Re­gional Care for the added com­fort of the res­i­dents.


Fin­ley TAFE NSW wish to ad­vise that a Cer­tifi­cate I in Busi­ness is on of­fer at TAFE NSW Fin­ley Cam­pus start­ing Tues­day Au­gust 21, from 9.30am to 12.30pm for 18 weeks.

It is a be­gin­ner’s course and is Smart and Skilled funded for peo­ple who meet spec­i­fied cri­te­ria.

This course pro­vides learn­ers the op­por­tu­nity to learn how to ac­cess the in­ter­net and email, op­er­ate a per­sonal com­puter, key­board skills and us­ing pro­grams like word and spread­sheets.

You just need to bring along a USB thumb drive, pa­per, pen and folder.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Nola Pin­nuck at Fin­ley Cam­pus on 5883 9702 or 0447 479 598.


The Re­treat Dance Group and trav­el­ling mu­si­cian Rhonda Richards from Gipp­s­land will get to­gether for this month’s dance in the Re­treat Hall, start­ing at 8pm Fri­day. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

Mon­day night dance prac­tice is still go­ing well, and all are wel­come to come along and have fun in a re­laxed and friendly at­mos­phere from 7.30pm to 10pm.


The Lions Club win­ter wood raf­fles are end­ing soon, so don’t for­get to get into town next Satur­day for your tick­ets.


Crazy Whist is on again at the Unit­ing Church hall this Satur­day at 1.30pm, and in­cludes af­ter­noon tea.

All are wel­come to come and join in an af­ter­noon of fel­low­ship and fun.


Come along and join the Laugh­ter Liaison group.

It has been sci­en­tif­i­cally proven that laugh­ter re­ally is very ben­e­fi­cial for our bod­ies. For most of us, we don’t get enough hu­mour in our daily lives.

Colleen Bender is start­ing up a laugh­ter group to try and en­cour­age us to laugh more on a daily/reg­u­lar ba­sis.

This group is just about hav­ing fun. No ex­er­cises (un­less re­quested), just lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties to laugh and make fun. There is no cost for these ses­sions. The first meet­ing will be on Fri­day, Au­gust 24, 10.30am, in the Fin­ley Li­brary.

If you have any good, clean jokes or sto­ries, please bring them along to share with the Group.

Any ques­tions, please phone Colleen on 0413 963 299 or 5883 4231.


The Fin­ley Save War Memo­rial Hall raf­fle was drawn on Satur­day by Mau­reen Walsh, and the $100 worth of gro­ceries prize was won by Peter Sten­ner.

The next raf­fle is a $100 voucher to Hong Loch Chi­nese Restau­rant, Fin­ley. Re­mem­ber, you must be in it to win it. The Save the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall Group will be hold­ing its next Com­mu­nity Mar­ket in the memo­rial hall Satur­day, Septem­ber 1, from 8am.

Stall­hold­ers are wel­come, as are buskers and en­ter­tain­ers.

Chil­dren are in­vited to join in the fun busk­ing or rais­ing funds for spe­cific pur­poses by re­tain­ing all money they earn.


Thank you to all who con­trib­uted to this week’s From Fin­ley.

Please feel free to con­tact me with your news, sto­ries and pho­to­graphs.

Re­mem­ber I am will­ing to come to your event for in­for­ma­tion and pho­tos. Phone 0401 318 263 or beth­fromfin­ley@gmail.com.

■ Makala and Paige McKen­zie with Tarra Stevens sell­ing pop­corn and le­mon­ade.

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