Com­mu­nity gath­ers to sup­port Ian

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

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.

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