Support keeps Carols on agenda
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.curebraincancer.org.au/myfundraising/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.