Kate qual­i­fies for state car­ni­val

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Sa­cred Heart School’s Kate Pur­till with her third plac­ing in the dis­cus event at the Mackil­lop tri­als held at Home­bush, Sydney last week.

Kate threw a mas­sive 24.03m and will now go on to com­pete in the State PSSA Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships to be held over Oc­to­ber 31 and Novem­ber 1 at Home­bush.

A won­der­ful ef­fort Kate, well done.

First Holy Com­mu­nion was cel­e­brated at the 8.30am mass on Sun­day.

Re­ceiv­ing this Sacra­ment were Mil­lie Al­mond, Ella Bald­win, Mad­di­son Cum­mins, Char­lie Haynes, Han­nah Hether­ing­ton, Ella Hol­lis­ter, Charles John­son, Vic­to­ria Kakono, Cooper Man­gion, Molly McLeod and Ge­orge Wiles.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School’s pre­sen­ta­tion at the Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall on Thurs­day night was a show stop­per.

The Kinder ‘Space Trav­ellers’ started the show and brought a huge re­sponse from the au­di­ence as they romped and stomped their way on the stage in their Al­foil cov­ered bike hel­mets.

Each class un­der­took, in song and dance, to por­tray a time in his­tory to the gathered crowd of par­ents, grand­par­ents, sib­lings and friends, giv­ing a wacky view of time through the gen­er­a­tions from di­nosaurs, Tu­tankhamen, to Buddy Holly and Ned Kelly.

A great night was had by all thanks to the hard work of the kids and the en­ter­pris­ing teach­ers in­volved in the show’s pro­duc­tion.

The next event run by the TPS P&C will be a billy cart race at the school to­wards the end of Oc­to­ber when the raf­fle for the pizza oven will be drawn.

The first Tocumwal Fore­shore Mar­ket of the sea­son went off with­out a hitch and the weather gods were very kind to the or­gan­is­ers once again.

The visi­tors from down south took full use of the AFL Grand Fi­nal long week­end to get out of town and en­joy some fresh coun­try air and many of them were at the mar­ket.

Ven­dors were very happy with the turn out and some peo­ple sold out early.

Well done to the or­gan­is­ers and there was a bit of a facelift to the mar­ket with new prod­ucts and dis­plays adding in­ter­est.

And it would ap­pear that peo­ple are get­ting the mes­sage about no dogs at the mar­ket.

The Com­bined Churches Drought Aid street stall was held on Satur­day morn­ing in De­niliquin St out­side the su­per­mar­ket.

There were plenty of helpers and a well stocked stall when your cor­re­spon­dent dropped off some pro­duce. The to­tal of the tak­ing was an amaz­ing $1350.

The raf­fle was won by Rose­mary McCaw from Fin­ley

Look no fur­ther than your lo­cal li­brary for hol­i­day fun for your chil­dren.

Tocumwal Li­brary will have craft ses­sions on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 4 and 11.

First week the kids will be mak­ing Dream Catch­ers and then the next week they will be learn­ing Macrame.

Ses­sions start at 10.30am and you will need to book in at the li­brary. All re­sources pro­vided.

The staff and res­i­dents of the Lions Com­mu­nity Hos­tel re­cently had a very suc­cess­ful street stall rais­ing more than $900.

They say a big thank you to all who sup­ported them to make that amount. The win­ner of their raf­fle was Margery Boyce.

A re­minder of the artist tu­tored work­shop be­ing held by the Tocumwal Art Group on Novem­ber 10 at the Memo­rial Hall in De­niliquin St, Tocumwal.

There is a $30 fee and par­tic­i­pants will start with a char­coal sketch and progress to a land­scape paint­ing.

This is a course for be­gin­ners who will gain greatly from the tu­tor­ing. Book your spot on the day with Sue Machin.

CanAs­sist held their an­nual branch meet­ing on Septem­ber 14 and elected a new com­mit­tee.

The pres­i­dent is Sandy Drys­dale, vice pres­i­dent Len Soule and trea­surer Margery Boyce.

Af­ter the meet­ing the group lis­tened to Jamie Haynes speak on the im­por­tance of ex­er­cise and move­ment and its pos­i­tive ef­fects on life in gen­eral.

CanAs­sist Tocumwal meets on the sec­ond Fri­day of the month at 2pm at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club and all are wel­come.

The next meet­ing is on Oc­to­ber 7 and you can phone 0467 926 557 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Spring is in the air again and that means the sea­son is the rea­son for the Op­ti­mists Spring Lun­cheon, held at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 18 from noon to 3pm.

This year’s guest speaker is Margaret Ry­ing and her ‘Travel Tales’. Margaret has spent many years as a world travel guide with Cathay Pa­cific and hear­ing her travel sto­ries is al­most as good as be­ing there.

Book a ticket or book a ta­ble for $40 per per­son at Tocumwal An­tiques and Tea Rooms. Phone 5874 2336.

As the weather warms up it is the right time to be think­ing about do­ing some­thing in the evenings and one fun way to en­joy day­light sav­ings is to join Bare­foot Bowls at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.

The first week will be a fun les­son and prac­tice night on the Oc­to­ber 8.

Make up a team of three, and wear flat soled shoes.

Thanks to the Straw­berry Fields Com­mu­nity Grant there are new bowls avail­able for loan but it’s ‘first in first served’, so be early.

Re­mem­ber Mon­day evenings at 5.45 for a 6.30 start. Sorry, no teams ac­cepted af­ter 6pm.

Long-time res­i­dents will re­mem­ber Ron and Shirley Craw­ford who resided in Tocumwal for over 30 years be­fore ad­vanc­ing age forced them to move to North­ern NSW to be closer to their son.

Ron, who had been an up­hol­sterer all his work­ing life, had a small busi­ness at their home in Cal­away St.

Re­cently your cor­re­spon­dent was alerted to Ron’s death, in the Port Mac­quarie area, where they had re­tired.

Snakes are out and about and there have been cases of un­teth­ered dogs be­ing bit­ten.

Please keep your dog on the leash as you walk our streets as it is much safer. Your dog is less likely to be hit by a ve­hi­cle.

Snake bite treat­ment is very ex­pen­sive and a leg pin­ning af­ter a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent won’t leave you much change from $2000.

(Back, from left) Mil­lie Al­mond and Fr Stephen Onyewkere; (mid­dle, from left) Char­lie Haynes, Cooper Ma­gion, Charles John­son, Mad­di­son Cum­mins and Ella Bald­win; (front) Ge­orge Wiles, Molly McLeod, Ella Hol­lis­ter, Han­nah Hether­ing­ton and Vic­to­ria Kakano.

Deslee Young and her life draw­ing will be at the art show in Novem­ber.

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