Nagam­bie res­i­dents, vis­i­tors

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Nagam­bie po­lice with Victorian Po­lice Chief Com­mis­sioner Gra­ham Ash­ton at the grave of Con­sta­ble Wil­liam Ir­win, who died in 1881 in the line of duty. He was buried in an un­marked grave.

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Jan­uary

The year started with thou­sands of hol­i­day­mak­ers mak­ing Nagam­bie their hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion.

A new foot­path was con­creted in Pren­tice St to al­low train users eas­ier ac­cess to the sta­tion.

The Nagam­bie Take Off Weight Nat­u­rally N Club turned one.

The youth of Nagam­bie were in­vited to come up with ideas for the young folk of the town. The closed cro­quet club site looks like it might be a venue for them to start some ac­tiv­i­ties in the fu­ture. They need our full sup­port to get it go­ing.

Ken and San­dra Comi tried a com­mu­nity bus to and from Shep­par­ton to re­place the can­celled V/Line one, but the ser­vice failed due to lack of sup­port.

The Day on the Green at Mitchel­ton with Bryan Adams and en­tourage started the year’s en­ter­tain­ment and the Belle Min­ers per­formed at the me­chan­ics hall.

Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions were held around our towns and were well sup­ported by Strath­bo­gie Shire rep­re­sen­ta­tives, lo­cals and vis­i­tors.

Fe­bru­ary

The month saw ex­cited small local chil­dren start play­group, preschool and prep at St Joseph’s and Nagam­bie pri­mary schools and new school and house cap­tains started in their new roles.

Nagam­bie Health­care won the LASA’s Tris­tate Ex­cel­lence in Aged Care ser­vices award.

Nagam­bie Row­ing Club held a suc­cess­ful week­end re­gatta on the lake and the Jayco Her­ald Sun Bike Tour brought many vis­i­tors to the area.

Pam and Merv Shep­herd cel­e­brated their 54th an­niver­sary and Lorna Baze­ley turned 90.

March

The 11th Nagam­bie On Wa­ter (NOW) Fes­ti­val was held in glo­ri­ous sun­shine, with the park to pub swim, car­ni­val, quilt fair, wa­ter and grape stomp­ing events be­ing a ma­jor draw card.

The Nagam­bie Me­chan­ics hall held the Cen­tral Victorian Model show for model en­thu­si­asts; hosted by ex­pe­ri­enced local model show folk, Nigel and Renee Rowe.

The churches com­bined for the In­ter­na­tional World Day of Prayer and gath­ered bi-monthly for the P.O.U.R (Rain) ser­vices and the In­ter­na­tional Women’s break­fast was held.

The new boomerang bag group is go­ing strong at the in­for­ma­tion cen­tre, run by Moya Ste­wart.

Easter saw a suc­cess­ful Good Fri­day Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal ap­peal thanks to col­lec­tors who put in the hard yards and a fundraiser at the Top Pub in April for the RCH.

A ded­i­ca­tion ser­vice was held at Nagam­bie ceme­tery for two fallen po­lice of­fi­cer. Victorian Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Gra­ham Ash­ton and vis­it­ing po­lice per­son­nel and fam­ily mem­bers joined Nagam­bie’s five of­fi­cers for the spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

Cricket ended for the Nagam­bie teams and the Nagam­bie foot­ball and net­ball play­ers started a suc­cess­ful sea­son in earnest. The recre­ation re­serve un­der­went some ma­jor upgrades dur­ing the year.

The Nagam­bie Re­gatta Cen­tre cel­e­brated 20 years at the APS 151st Head of River race on Lake Nagam­bie.

Michael McNa­mara was cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the 2018 World Row­ing Cham­pi­onships in the men’s light­weight squad.

Wally and Co­ral Cub­bin cel­e­brated their 55th an­niver­sary. Gla­dys and Bruce Par­ris and Lois and David Keall cel­e­brated 51 years of mar­riage and Dave and Carol Dick­son 55.

April

Nagam­bie Bowls Club in­stalled Des and Max Fothergill, Keith Hol­land and Vicki Reidy as life mem­bers.

Mem­bers of the Angli­can Church’s Mother’s Union at­tended their 14th ‘adopt a granny day’ at Puck­a­pun­yal and many real grand­par­ents at­tended the day and made it spe­cial for the chil­dren in the Pucka school.

St John’s held a hol­i­day ‘‘kids club’’ day for local chil­dren as did Avenel’s Unit­ing church.

Nagam­bie Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Rob French cel­e­brated 10 years as a prin­ci­pal and 30 years of teach­ing.

An An­zac Day ser­vice was held for the Nagam­bie Health­care hos­tel and nurs­ing wing folk. Thanks to the local school chil­dren from St Joseph’s and Nagam­bie pri­mary schools for their con­tri­bu­tions.

Lo­cals sup­ported our Nagam­bie breast can­cer fundraiser at the Top Pub.

There was a great crowd at the RSL’s An­zac Day cer­e­mony. Thanks to sol­diers from P&EE Gray­town and Puck­a­pun­yal, local schools, com­mu­nity groups, gen­eral pub­lic and the Lake­side Larks for sup­port­ing the day. The RSL thanked the com­mu­nity for buy­ing An­zac badges for RSL wel­fare needs.

Row­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, lessons, and re­gat­tas, wa­ter ski­ing, ca­noe­ing, pad­dle board and other wa­ter sports made Lake Nagam­bie and the swim­ming pool a hive of ac­tiv­ity dur­ing the warmer months and some of Nagam­bie cro­quet, bowl­ing club mem­bers were busy dur­ing the sea­sons.

The Nagam­bie Pe­tanque Club, golf, ta­ble ten­nis, golf and ten­nis clubs kept sport­ing folk happy all year round and the Nagam­bie Speed­way started its Nagam­bie crash and bash events pro­gram. They also did a ma­jor upgrade to the track dur­ing the win­ter.

From April 19 to 28, Nagam­bie Sky­dive hosted the 2018 World Parachutists Over Phorty (POPS) cham­pi­onships with one of our local teams gain­ing sil­ver in the com­pe­ti­tion.

May

Many mother’s en­joyed the lunch at the Royal Mail Ho­tel, the Nagam­bie Lakes En­ter­tain­ment cen­tre and the two schools to cel­e­brate Mother’s Day.

Nagam­bie Cricket Club joined the Cricket Shep­par­ton League.

Aus­kick and Net Set Go re­turned to Nagam­bie for the win­ter as well as foot­ball and net­ball at the Nagam­bie recre­ation re­serve.

The Nagam­bie li­brary cel­e­brated a big morn­ing tea and Jack Smyth was cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the World Triathlon grand fi­nal in Septem­ber.

V/Line re-es­tab­lished a coach bus stop in Vine St which helped lo­cals and trav­ellers eas­ier ac­cess to High St. The sta­tion one is also op­er­a­tional. No rub­bish bins are at the sta­tion area yet.

Our se­nior and ju­nior club row­ers en­tered all the com­pe­ti­tions they could this year and did the town proud.

The Nagam­bie Hos­tel and the Angli­can MU held a fun af­ter­noon at the Nagam­bie Health­care fa­cil­ity.

Rosemary and Paul Stevens cel­e­brated their 53rd an­niver­sary.

June

The 12th Big­gest Morn­ing Tea in aid of can­cer was held at Kir­wan’s Bridge

St Malachy’s church was in line for a ma­jor facelift and the re­sult is mag­nif­i­cent.

In mid-June, the Angli­can Par­ish of Cen­tral Goul­burn held a debu­tante ball for 21 debs and part­ners in Sey­mour. More than 400 at­tended. The deb set came from Nagam­bie, Avenel and Sey­mour ar­eas.

Nagam­bie T.O.W.N Club won some state awards for their first year’s ter­rific weight loss record.

A small goods van crashed up near the ceme­tery.

The women’s shed in Sey­mour, run by the Pres­by­te­rian Church, turned two and St Joseph’s P&F held a suc­cess­ful trivia night in the church hall.

The old Harry’s cafe site, the old po­lice build­ing and Nagam­bie Bar­gain’s shop were de­mol­ished and the build­ing of a new precinct of a pizza restau­rant, re­stored po­lice build­ing and in­for­ma­tion cen­tre and brew­ery. It may be com­pleted in Fe­bru­ary.

The Echuca Steam Rally ma­chines rolled into town and stopped the night in Par­ris’ hard­ware store’s back­yard.

Nagam­bie and District Lions Club cel­e­brated 14 years since char­ter­ing in 2004. It is still try­ing to op­er­ate with a very small band of mem­bers. If any­one can help them out, go along and help them keep go­ing to serve the com­mu­nity.

The hos­tel folk held a Royal wed­ding func­tion en­joyed by all and the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosted a suc­cess­ful sem­i­nar for Victorian So­ci­eties.

Kath and Ern Hol­loway cel­e­brated their 59th an­niver­sary and Maureen and Keith Fowler reached their 52nd.

July to De­cem­ber in next week’s Sey­mour Tele­graph

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