Sup­port keeps Car­ols on agenda

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - REAL ESTATE -

Christ­mas has come early for the Mathoura On The Map Com­mit­tee, thanks to Mur­ray River Coun­cil.

Coun­cil’s gen­er­ous sup­port of the com­mit­tee’s Car­ols by Can­dle­light evening will not only en­sure this year’s event goes ahead on De­cem­ber 16, but that it will again be­come a per­ma­nent fix­ture on Mathoura’s yule­tide cal­en­dar.

Coun­cil, at its meet­ing last week, re­solved to pro­vide an­nual sup­port for the great fam­ily event, a de­ci­sion which will be wel­comed by the whole com­mu­nity.

Coun­cil has also added its share of Christ­mas cheer to the venue with lights dec­o­rat­ing the ro­tunda, and the trees nearby.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the tal­ented Kel­lie Banks on the success of her dance school con­certs last week­end.

Her stu­dents put on an ex­cel­lent show cov­er­ing a range of dance styles.

Their per­for­mances were only equalled by the va­ri­ety and qual­ity of the cos­tum­ing. Well done Kel­lie! Con­grat­u­la­tions also go to two lo­cal ‘twin­kle toes’, Ma­cie Celli and Nel­lie Ward, who re­ceived Im­prove­ment and En­cour­age­ment Awards re­spec­tively.

The world lost a lovely lady re­cently with the death of Joan Pitts.

Joan and her fam­ily lived in Mathoura for many years, some of them while run­ning the Pas­toral Ho­tel.

They later moved to De­niliquin but still kept in touch with their many friends down south.

Con­do­lences are ex­tended to her fam­ily.

Don’t you just love try­ing to find the per­son you want in the re­gional phone books with thou­sands of names in the small­est of print sizes.

You just about need a mag­ni­fy­ing glass to aid your search.

How­ever, if it’s a Mathoura num­ber you want, your prob­lems will soon be over – thanks to Mathoura Mat­ters.

The group’s new lo­cal phone book will soon be avail­able for pur­chase — and what a bless­ing that will be.

Ebony Ward­law is con­tin­u­ing to stack up the good­ies that will go un­der the ham­mer in her fundrais­ing auc­tion next week­end, with more sur­prises to come.

To be con­ducted on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15 at Echuca’s Amer­i­can Ho­tel, the event will com­bine with Ebony’s shave to cure brain cancer.

Sup­port­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to go along and en­joy lunch at the Yank, then go up­stairs and be treated to a per­for­mance by Ashley Dins­dale be­tween 1pm and 2pm be­fore the auc­tion and other ac­tiv­i­ties kick off.

Any­one who would like to do­nate other auc­tion items, or help in any way should head to the fol­low­ing link to do­nate and click on ‘Spon­sor Now’ at www.cure­brain­­fundrais­ing/11233/ebonys-shave-to-cure­brain-cancer.

All con­tri­bu­tions will be grate­fully re­ceived.

Mathoura Pub­lic School stu­dents have been mak­ing a splash this week.

The young­sters have been tak­ing part in the school’s Swim­ming and Water Safety Pro­gram.

It is an im­por­tant pro­gram to give the chil­dren skills and con­fi­dence which may one day save their lives.

Also im­por­tant is that driv­ers pay par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the groups of kids mak­ing their way to and from the Mathoura Swim­ming Pool com­plex.

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