Mansfield Courier

Footy and spring is in the air

- JAMIESON ON THE LINE with Carmel Dixon

SOME delighted Jamieson residents were quietly watching the AFL semi finals playing out on Friday night as the Melbourne Demons booted their way into the 2021 grand final.

Local resident and former Melbourne football champion Brian Dixon watched his mighty Dees play and win a super game and sang “It‘s A Grand Old Flag“with all the gusto of 1964.

With football in the air, we have discovered a number of Melbourne supporters and friends have been sending good wishes for a Melbourne premiershi­p.

A frequent visitor to Jamieson Wendy Coates called on Saturday to tell Brian Dixon that her grandfathe­r Richard (Dick) Wardill was the captain of Melbourne football team in 1900.

As captain he lead Melbourne to win their first premiershi­p.

It appears football runs in the family.

Wendy‘s grandson,

Louis Coates, captained the Lorne football team U18s in 2021.

Although most football teams were unable to compete for the full season, the spirit is running high for next season.

THE Gallery on Nash members have postponed the forthcomin­g gala opening.

The event was to have been held on Saturday, September 18.

A new date will be selected at a time permitting.

THE Jamieson Community Group‘s September meeting was postponed until October, but brought forward once restrictio­ns eased to Tuesday, September 14 in the Memorial Hall.

The following meeting will be October 5 at 7pm.

THE local Courthouse proprietor­s Leanne Hoskins and Geoff Mason have been looking after the requiremen­ts of their clientele.

Keeping a happy dispositio­n is not easy when the restrictio­ns are altered.

The local clientele are looking forward to meeting friends and visitors in the very near future.

ALTERATION­S to the permitted church attendance numbers was a difficult juggle.

Mass at St Francis Mansfield was held Saturday at 6pm, Sunday 8:30am and 9:15am to accommodat­e the smaller numbers allowed in the church.

Father George Feliciouz following two previous Mass services on Sunday morning in Mansfield drove to Jamieson to conduct the Mass at St John the Apostle church at 11am.

It is now mandatory to book to attend services at the weekend.

St Francis church Mansfield Saturday and Sunday, Bonnie Doon first and third Sundays, St John the Apostle Jamieson second and fourth Sundays and Tolmie fifth Sunday.

Trybooking – Mansfield Catholic Parish, 20 people per Mass.

THE Jamieson Craft ladies will be holding their craft meeting on Wednesday morning at the Memorial hall.

The ladies have almost completed their finger puppet program.

The final touches will be sewing and gluing decorative additions to the female puppets, ribbons and bows.

The puppets will be packed and sent to The Deaf Children Associatio­n.

The group was asked to create finger puppets for deaf children to aid in confidence building.

The ladies have completed the order of hundreds of these valuable tools, which is a remarkable achievemen­t.

 ??  ?? RARE BREED: With spring in the air in Jamieson the spring flora is abundant. First of a kind, a ‘Red Spotted Jezebel’ butterfly, was photograph­ed on a blossom covered cherry tree, in a Jamieson garden over the weekend.
RARE BREED: With spring in the air in Jamieson the spring flora is abundant. First of a kind, a ‘Red Spotted Jezebel’ butterfly, was photograph­ed on a blossom covered cherry tree, in a Jamieson garden over the weekend.
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