Win $100 off your next elec­tric­ity bill

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beres­ford

Jenny Tar­rant and Jean Williams will be hold­ing a street stall this Fri­day from 8.30am to raise funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

In­cluded will be the be­gin­ning of a raf­fle with the prize of $100 be­ing paid off your next elec­tric­ity bill. Come along and scoop up some gor­geous good­ies.

Jenny and Jean will be hold­ing their Pink Rib­bon Day event at the shop from 9am to 3pm Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30.

All are wel­come. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Jenny 0447 373 070 or call into the shop.

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Fin­ley Li­brary will be hold­ing the sec­ond of its kids hol­i­day pro­gram ac­tiv­i­ties to­day at 10.30am. Chil­dren will be cre­at­ing macrame´.

If your child wants to be in­volved, phone Ros at the li­brary to re­serve a spot on 5883 1866.

This month’s movie day is ap­proach­ing quickly, so keep an eye on this col­umn and at the li­brary for times and date.

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The Angli­can Church of Fin­ley will be hold­ing its an­nual fete this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, in the church grounds from 8.30am, all are very wel­come to come along for some good old-fash­ioned fun and ac­tiv­i­ties.

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Blumes Fash­ions will be at Fin­ley Re­gional Care in the ac­tiv­i­ties area this Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11 from 2pm.

This is a fundraiser for the Re­gional Care Aux­il­iary.

All are wel­come to come along. It’s free to at­tend, but make sure to bring the wal­let if you want to pur­chase some of the mod­elled clothes. Why not bring a friend?

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The Fin­ley Unit­ing Church Friend­ship morn­ing will be held at church hall on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11 from 10am.

All are wel­come to come along and join in the fel­low­ship. The morn­ing fin­ishes with a light lunch.

Then on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 1.30pm, it’s time for our Crazy Whist af­ter­noon; as al­ways, ev­ery­one is wel­come to join in this great af­ter­noon of fun and fel­low­ship.

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The Fin­ley Swim­ming Pool Com­mit­tee is ask­ing for helpers to clean the pool and sur­rounds in prepa­ra­tion for the com­ing sea­son.

If you can spare an hour or two on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20 you would be most wel­come.

The pool will open on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11 at a time to be ad­vised. En­try will be free for that week­end.

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Fin­ley RSL Sub-Branch wishes to ad­vise mem­bers and the gen­eral pub­lic that the 100th an­niver­sary of the sign­ing of the Armistice (Re­mem­brance Day) on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 will be com­mem­o­rated at the Dig­ger Park Memo­rial, at the cor­ner of Dawe St and Don­ald­son St. Those tak­ing part are asked to form at about 10.40am for a 10.45am start.

The next gen­eral meet­ing of the SubBranch will be on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14 in the Fin­ley RS Club Board Room, at 7pm.

If you have any queries please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact on 0457 472 685 or email war­reng@in­ter­vi­sion.net.au or Fin­leySB@rslnsw.org.au.

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The Save the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall Inc. held its monthly com­mu­nity mar­ket on Satur­day. Though small, it is grow­ing.

A fun prof­itable and de­li­cious time was had by all in at­ten­dance.

The group is look­ing for stall­hold­ers to join them each month in the War Memo­rial.

Stalls can be set up from 8am and all are wel­come. Now could be a good time to sell your wares ready for Christ­mas.

Come along have a look, buy a tasty morn­ing tea and maybe bag a bar­gain.

The next mar­ket will be Satur­day, Novem­ber 3.

The group is still run­ning its raf­fle, with the prize of a $100 voucher for ei­ther dine in or take away from Hong Loch Chi­nese Res­tau­rant.

Also com­ing up this month is the SFWMH street stall on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26. As al­ways there will be yummy cakes, bikkies, jams and pick­les, plants and craft items.

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An ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity is start­ing soon at TAFE NSW Fin­ley for those of you who would like to learn more about the com­puter.

Cer­tifi­cate 1 Busi­ness will pro­vide skills in op­er­at­ing your per­sonal com­puter, key­board­ing and ba­sic spread­sheets and cre­at­ing word doc­u­ments.

All you need is a USB thumb drive, pa­per, pen and a folder, and be avail­able each Tues­day from 9.30am to 3pm.

This course starts Oc­to­ber 16 and will con­clude De­cem­ber 11.

The course is fee free. Please call 131 601 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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On Sun­day, Septem­ber 30, the com­bined Chris­tian Churches of Fin­ley, along with the Angli­cans from Tocumwal, gath­ered at the Fin­ley High School Hall for a com­bined ser­vice.

It was a busy week­end with the NSW La­bor Day long week­end, school hol­i­days and AFL grand fi­nal week­end, but it still at­tracted more than 100 peo­ple to the ser­vice in­clud­ing some vis­i­tors.

The mu­sic was won­der­ful, the ser­mon in­spir­ing, and the chil­dren’s seg­ment cap­tured imag­i­na­tions.

Or­gan­is­ers thank all who made the day an­other suc­cess.

Af­ter the ser­vice there was an ex­tended morn­ing tea, as usual, and or­gan­is­ers had to en­cour­age peo­ple to leave so they could clean up the hall — what a prob­lem to have!

It was the last com­bined ser­vice for this year, but there will be more next year.

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I sat at my com­puter this morn­ing and wasn’t sure I would get a col­umn out for this week, or if I did it was to be quite small.

How­ever, here I am with lots of news and up­com­ing dates for Fin­ley events and hap­pen­ings.

We had been away and in­tended to be home a bit ear­lier than we did, be­cause fate had some­thing else planned for us.

Graeme and I had de­cided to take a short break and visit our fam­ily in Wol­lon­gong as I was get­ting very home­sick for them — not so much Wol­lon­gong, as it’s not a patch on Fin­ley.

Un­for­tu­nately, dur­ing our drive my dar­ling car started mak­ing very strange noises and then just died while sail­ing along the Hume Free­way, be­tween Gun­ning and Goul­burn.

A good Sa­mar­i­tan pulled over and of­fered an ex­tin­guisher, but thank­fully we didn’t need it.

I now re­alise why we ini­tially all fell for mo­bile phones, as it would have been an ex­tremely long walk to get help with­out mine.

Road­side ser­vice even­tu­ally ar­rived, rubbed his chin, shook his head and sim­ply in­formed us that, “its dead mate, can’t help ya, but I can get ya a towie!”.

That was af­ter an hour, and about an­other hour af­ter that the ‘towie’ ar­rived.

He too had a look, a bit of a chuckle and in­formed us “she a gonna, love, sorry”.

To cut a long and har­row­ing story a lit­tle shorter, my beloved ‘dragon’, he is no more!

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Thank you to all who con­trib­uted to this week’s col­umn, and in par­tic­u­lar Rev Stephen Davis.

Please feel free to con­tact me with your news, sto­ries and pho­tographs and re­mem­ber I am al­ways will­ing to come to your event. Please en­sure you check all de­tails are cor­rect when send­ing to me.

Phone 0401 318 263 or email beth­fromfin­ley@gmail.com.

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