Gospel Singers tuned up for tonight
THE Old Time Gospel Wagon and Team is at the Jerilderie Showgrounds for the rest of this week, with the Old Time Gospel Singers performing tonight from 7pm.
The two horses and wagon have become a familiar sight in the district, as they travel between towns.
Kids club is this morning, Thursday and Friday, from 10am to noon, for all children from 6 years of age and over.
A movie at 7pm Friday, a Cook-up Saturday night from 6pm, and a 10am Service on Sunday morning, will complete the program.
●●● Don’t miss out on the Jerilderie Pre-school fundraiser – a Master Chef evening with a local flavour, on Saturday August 6 from 7.30pm, at the Ian Gilbert Room.
The six unlikely couples contending for the coveted award are Carmen Lawton and Stephen Dalgleish, Bobbie Furletti and Melinda Rorato, Kat and Travis Rochford, Gina and Victor Stonnill, Alan Wedesweiler and Rhonda Bryce, and Kieran and Emily Raleigh.
Tickets are $25 per person, to be paid for at the Shire Office. Book early to obtain a ringside table.
Belated sympathy is extended to Sue Henwood and family, following the death of Jory on June 14, at GV Hospital Shepparton.
●●● Local people were saddened to learn of the deaths, within hours of one another on June 25, of Millie and Allan Stenhouse.
A service celebrating the lives of Millie and Allan was held in the Jerilderie Civic Hall on Thursday June 30, and attended by over 300.
Sympathy is extended to Ray, Loyis, Alison, Glen, and Di, and their families.
●●● Jerilderie Red Cross will meet a week later than usual this month.
Mr J Pocuis from Regional Headquarters in Wagga will be attending the July meeting, now on Thursday 14th, at 2pm at the Community Centre. All are welcome.
●●● On Monday June 28, members of the Jerilderie Focus Group, and partners, attended a luncheon at the Community Centre, to mark the end of the Centacare Rural Support Program.
A delicious, healthy lunch was provided and served by members of St Joseph’s P & F.
Wendy Toole, who has been managing the program from Finley for the past two years, gave an overview of the achievements of the group, and thanked the local people who had been instrumental in the success of the program.
Starting in late 2009, with Wendy ( Rhonda Pethert ran the program for two years prior) it included first:
First Aid training, Carers Assist education, a skate park event (Finley), partnerships with Jerilderie Lions for a brain health night, and bowel cancer and diabetes forum, obtaining grants through Jerilderie Menshed for computer training for beginners, a Triple P parenting course, a budget course, pamper days, harvest night and Darlington Point zoo trip for disadvantaged families, to name just a few.
Sister Bernadette Patterson, from Centacare Wagga, was able to advise those present that a program called Communities for Children, funded by the Commonwealth Government, will be starting in the Berrigan and Jerilderie Local Government areas in early July.
The aim is to improve outcomes for children from 0 to 12 years of age, and will include consultation with the communities and formation of com- mittee groups of people with knowledge in the child care field.
●●● A big cheerio and good health to Mick Baldwin, Barry Sherrit and Laurie Blackmore who are out of action for a little while.
●●● Public School and St Joseph’s Catholic School finalists in this year’s local Lions Public Speaking competition will meet for the judges at the Jerilderie Lions dinner later in July, at the Colony Inn Hotel.
It is understood that the standard is high and judges will be hard pressed to separate the contenders.
●●● Best wishes to the following who have birthdays in July: St Joseph’s students Elouise Barlow (July 9), Mathew WrightVidler (26th), Jack Hamilton (27th) and Kiara Keating (29th); Public School - Lana Martin (1st), Nicholas Baldwin (4th), Rory Knight (14th), Zoe Holcombe (17th), Char- lie Simpson (24th), Mitchell A’Vard (26th), and Ali Alhejaj (31st).
●●● Victoria Bryce has a birthday on July 16, and her mother Ann Wright had a special one on the fourth.
Chris Ellis also celebrated another year on American Independence Day.
●●● St Joseph’s school hosted the Deanery Carnival last Tuesday, with students from Berrigan, Finley, Tocumwal and Urana Catholic Schools joining Jerilderie students for a great day of competition in perfect weather.
The following St Joseph’s students qualified to go onto the Diocesan Carnival in Albury in August - Zack Rochford, Harrison Bradford, Ben Neessen, Kiara Keating, Phoebe Watson, Milie Stonnill, Julia Barlow, Jessie Read, Casey DiLullo, Isabella Catena, Mardie Hamilton and Kobi Howes. Well done and good luck!
●●● Public School students Nick Parker, Lana Martin, Zac Barlow and their families recently attended the opening of the Director’s Choice Exhibition in Wagga, where artworks of the three students, and former student Tobin Cioffi, were included in the Regional Office exhibition.
It is a cause for some pride that four of the 38 artworks chosen for the display came from Jerilderie.
●●● Nick Parker and Grace Piesley were placed first and third for the Riverina in the Bicycle NSW Helmet Design competition, winning a new bike and helmet (Nick), and a visibility bike pack (Grace).
Grace was also in the running for the state People’s Choice Award.
●●● Storytime is at the library tomorrow from 11am to 11.30am.
The knitting group continues to meet on Thursday mornings, and are always grateful for 8-ply wool for their Wraps With Love.
Just a reminder that hours at the library are Mondays 2pm to 5pm, Wednesdays 2pm to 6pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm, and Saturdays 10am to 12 noon. The library phone number is 5886 1868.
Grab a good book or a DVD for those winter nights in front of the fire.