Open for fun in the holidays
Local youngsters, and visitors, can go to school during the holidays without having to undertake lessons.
A government initiative has seen Mathoura Public School throw open the gates at the school and invite everyone to ‘Share Our Space’.
All outdoor areas and facilities will be open for use including the basketball court, football oval, sandpit, playground, line marking games, hopscotch, shape twister, cricket pitches and more.
The area will be monitored from 8am until 6pm on weekdays until January 25.
The Mathoura district community is fortunate to have excellent early education staff and facilities available to it.
However, these things don’t just happen, they are the result of the efforts of a diligent and hard working committee.
The committee is responsible for the major decision making, financial management, including fundraising, staff recruitment, management and appraisal.
The preschool is seeking interest from parents and community members willing to devote time and energy to ensuring a healthy future for the local facility and those it serves.
It encourages anyone interested to attend its annual general meeting to be held at the preschool on Monday, February 4 at 6pm.
Australia Day in Mathoura will get underway with a bang — and will also end that way — thanks to the Pastoral Hotel.
The hotel will host another great show by Shades of Grey.
The team will have the joint jumping from 7.30pm.
You can go along, tuck into a great gourmet barbecue and fresh salads meal and enjoy the show. But bookings are necessary so call the ‘middle’ on 5884 3201 and ensure you don’t miss out.
Condolences are extended to the family of former local woman, Dawn Gilpin.
Dawn, who passed away on January 3 at the age of 85, is survived by her children, Jennie, Pat, Robert, Kim, Darren, Peter and Brett and their families.
Her husband, Bob, pre-deceased her many years ago.
A service to celebrate Dawn’s life was held yesterday in the Joyce Chapel at Fawkner Memorial Park and is to be followed by a private cremation.
A memorial service will be held in Mathoura at a date to be set.
Congratulations to Mathoura Bowling Club’s Singles Champion, Mark Quor, on his performance in the Campaspe Valley Bowls District Champion of Champions competition.
Representing the local club Mark won his first game, putting him into the semifinal against Ash Vesty from Rochester (now that name is familiar).
Both bowlers produced high quality bowls during a closely fought game which saw Mark progress to the final of the competition against Brett Reiner from City of Echuca.
Brent started off well but Mark fought back to make a real game of it but eventually went down by nine shots.
The club is proud of his efforts and is sure he will represent it again in the future.
Finding telephone numbers for local residents is now much easier, thanks to Mathoura Matters.
The group’s local phone book is available for purchase and as well as phone numbers, it has heaps of great information about our area.
So if you are like me and hate having to troll through tiny print in the normal phone books, head to the Post Office, Newsagents, General Store or Caltex Service Station to pick up your copy for just $5.
Congratulations to the MM group on such a great achievement, and to Zowie Crump on such a brilliant cover photograph.
If you like fishing — or would just like to be involved in a great local fishing event — the Mathoura Fishing Classic Committee would like to hear from you.
The annual Mathoura Fishing Classic is a huge and popular event which continues to grow each year.
But it doesn’t just happen, even though it appears that way during the event!
There is much to be done to seek sponsors, alert people to the event, invite and accept entries, arrange for catering, bar services and organising marshals.
The committee is keen to attract some new blood to its group and encourages interested people to attend a meeting on Tuesday night.
The meeting will be held at Mathoura Bowling Club, starting time will be 7.30pm.