Community gathers to support Ian
The Charity Golf/Bowls Day held on Sunday to raise money for the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary and Motor Neurone disease research was a resounding success.
There were 118 golfers who took to the course in a shotgun start at 9.30am, and an enthusiastic crowd of bowlers who played on the greens in the afternoon.
People travelled from Queensland, Melbourne, the South Coast, and regional Golf Clubs to support Ian Sneddon and his family, who are facing the challenges of Ian’s MND diagnosis.
Five brave souls, Steve Dalgleish, Carmel Butcher, Kevin A’Vard, Ted Nugent and Brad Sneddon participated in Jerilderie’s little Big Freeze and willingly jumped into a big container of icy water for a good cause.
Over $11,000 was raised overall, which will be shared between the local Hospital Auxiliary and Motor Neurone Disease research.
Winners of the raffle were Emma Hurlston ($500 travel voucher) and A. King from Griffith (queen size quilt).
The winners of the golf were Guy Rowe, Rob Rowe, Paul Merritt and Tess Merritt, with runners-up Jeremy, Luke and Tom Bryce.
There were many novelty prizes given for ladies’ and men’s events.
Alan Knight, Ken Dallas and Mary Catena won the bowls, with runners-up being Brendan, Tom and Kerry.
The members of the Hospital Auxiliary provided a great morning and afternoon tea, and the Lions Club kept the hot food up to players and supporters alike.
A very successful auction, with a multitude of donated goods, was conducted by Nick from Elders.
The spinning wheel was also a popular attraction with lots of great prizes to choose from.
Auxiliary President Joy Knight thanked everyone for their support, and for the wonderful donations given.
Robyn Sneddon spoke on behalf of the Sneddon family, and particularly thanked Carmel Butcher and Steve Dalgleish who had been instrumental in organising the event for MND, on the back of the Hospital Auxiliary golf day.
She praised the community support given to the event.
Fellow golfer Col McNamara spoke about Ian Sneddon and his contribution to the golfing community, local and regional, and wished him well for whatever the future holds.
The Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a Blumes Fashion showing of spring/summer wear, tomorrow in the Community Centre at the hospital.
Morning tea will be available at 10am, with the clothes on display from 10.30am.
Everyone is welcome to come along. Entry is $5 and there will be a raffle and a lucky door prize.
A ladies watch was found on the green near the clubhouse on Sunday. If you are missing a watch or know of someone who lost a watch, please contact the clubhouse.
The Jerilderie branch of the Catholic Women’s League held a successful street stall last Friday.
Thanks to all the great cooks and suppliers of fruit and asparagus who helped to make the stall look so interesting.
The raffle winners were Rob Adamson, the box of fruit and veg, and Ken Taylor, the pharmacy voucher.
The Jerilderie Fishing Club will be hosting its annual Gone Fishing Day at Lake Jerilderie this Sunday October 14, starting at 9am. Entry is free.
There will be plenty of prizes and a barbecue lunch.
Happy birthday to Julie Parker who celebrated her 50th birthday at home with family and friends last weekend.
All Jerilderie Vinnies shop volunteers have been asked to attend a meeting at the shop on Thursday October 18, at 9.30am, to meet with Vinnies Merchandise Manager from Albury, Guy Rowe. Last week the Jerilderie shop was given a good spring clean, with all existing stock taken away, and replaced with new stock from Albury.
Vinnies will soon be open every day bar Sunday, with Thursdays being added to the roster in the near future. From now on, all locally donated clothes and goods will be packed up and sent away. New stock will be brought into the shop on a regular basis.
Another date to put on your calendars is the annual Jerilderie Flower Show, which will be held at the Civic Hall on Friday October 26.
This event is run by the Jerilderie Uniting Church Fellowship and friends.
There will be lots of attractions, quite apart from the usual display of beautiful flowers and floral arrangements. Information brochures/entry forms may be obtained from businesses in town or contact Lorraine Comber.
With the Flower Show coming up on October 26, Tidy Towns’ judging of local gardens will take place from October 14 to 20.
Categories are Best New Garden, Most Colourful, Business, Government, Neat and Tidy, Back Yard, and Overall.
If you would like your backyard judged please phone Ian Sneddon on 5886 1750, or 5886 1234, or see Ian at his shop, or phone Sadie Herrick on 5886 1771.
The Ian Sneddon and Community Notice Board is at the Tidy Towns office at Luke Park.
All news from Murrumbidgee Shire will be on display, so wander over and check it out.
Mick Baldwin has expressed his thanks to the Baldwin and Sweeney families for their support during Judy’s long illness, the Jerilderie Hospital staff for the care given to Judy prior to her recent death, and to Berriquin Funerals for their professional and caring attitude in organising Judy’s funeral. North depot site would be too small to fit everything.
‘‘Further, the costs to establish the new site are expected to be more substantial than the costs to take on the existing site.
‘‘All of the identified assets would not directly cost council anything but would reduce any remaining funds held by the CMCC that may be returned to councils after the entity is dissolved.’’
Council is requesting access to the CMCC’s Deniliquin Depot including sheds and demountables and all equipment, fixtures and fittings.
It also wants to retain the two ranger utes based in Deniliquin, two quick spray units, one canter truck, two rearing cages, two motion tablets and software for them, two kestrel wind meters and two mobile phones.
Mr McSwain said the cost of running the CMCC services internally would be absorbed by the council, and should not impact on charges levied from ratepayers.
He said the core functions of the CMCC services for the Edward River region have been conservatively costed at just under $223,000, taking in to account there would no longer be a general manager or councillor fees, and other expenses related to the service.
Mr McSwain said council expects to receive an income of about $50,000 a year if it takes on the service, but will be responsible for upgrade and replacement costs. It may have previous investments refunded after the service is dissolved.
If council takes on the service, it will establish a a ‘ weeds authority’ internally restricted reserve, with any returned money used to cover any ongoing staff expenses or initial costs for replacement of assets.
Council has applied to take on the CMCC’s Deniliquin-based staff and all its existing equipment and infrastructure to ensure the service is not lost.The County Council — which provides noxious weeds management services for Berrigan Shire, Edward River Council and part of Murray River Council — was forced to reconsider its future when Murray River voted to withdraw its membership and funding in January this year.All other councils have been forced to follow suit, and as a result CMCC moved a motion that it dissolved at June 30 next year.The ultimate decision regarding the future of the CMCC will be made by NSW Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton.Edward River Council general manager Adam McSwain said should the motion to dissolve be accepted by the NSW Government, the council will be prepared to take on the duties of the CMCC.‘‘Delivering the service internally will require the availability of resources to undertake the service,’’ Mr McSwain said.‘‘Additionally, it is proposed that the two staff members currently based in Deniliquin would transfer to be employees of Edward River Council.‘‘Council’s infrastructure staff have reviewed the proposed list of assets and believe the equipment is required to effectively undertake the service.‘‘There had been some discussion about the ability to fit the service within council’s North Depot and not require this additional land and assets, however after an assessment of both sites it is believed the current
(From left) Ted Nugent, Stephen Dalgliesh, Ian Sneddon, Kevin A’Vard, Carmel Butcher and Brad Sneddon after the ice bucket challenge at the charity golf/bowls day.
Steph Dalgliesh took part in the ice bucket challenge at the charity golf/ bowls day.
(From left) Guy Rowe, Tess Merritt, Rob Rowe and Paul Merritt were the golf winners at the charity day.