Turn Back Jimmy Creek burns

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High winds and a light­ning strike on Tues­day af­ter­noon started a fire on North Yathong, the prop­erty of Alan and Tr­ish Brunt, on the Urana Road.

A neigh­bour saw the light­ing hit the ground, and within a very short time there were men and fire trucks on the scene.

About 100 acres and some red gums along Turn Back Jimmy Creek were burned, but the house and an­i­mals were not harmed.

Alan, Tr­ish and fam­ily would like to thank ev­ery­one who turned out to help. They ap­pre­ci­ated the over­whelm­ing re­sponse.

●●● St Stephen’s Angli­can Church com­mu­nity in­vites you to the Carol Ser­vice at 7.30pm, next Sun­day De­cem­ber 11.

Sing Aus­tralia will pro­vide items be­tween the carol singing, and the Christ­mas ham­per raf­fle will be drawn dur­ing sup­per.

●●● The Jer­ilderie Phar­macy will be hav­ing a Christ­mas shop­ping siz­zler from 10am to clos­ing time, next Tues­day De­cem­ber 13.

Pop in and en­joy the free sausage siz­zle with Dar­ryl, Suey and Pol­lie!

●●● The pub­lic school’s Pre­sen­ta­tion Night is next Tues­day, De­cem­ber 13 at the Civic Hall, and the Year 6 farewell din­ner will be the fol­low­ing night at the Monash Park clu­b­rooms.

●●● St Joseph’s end of year func­tion will be on De­cem­ber 14 from 5pm, in the Learn­ing Cen­tres.

Mass will be at 5pm fol­lowed by a bar­be­cue.

Each fam­ily is asked to bring a salad to share, and BYO plates, cut­lery, non al­co­holic drinks, and a chair.

The St Joseph’s School and Parish com­mu­nity will see changes at the school in 2012.

Prin­ci­pal Alan Wedesweiler has re­cently been ap­pointed as As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal at St Pa­trick’s Catholic Pri­mary School, Grif­fith, and An­gela will be teach­ing at St Mary’s Pri­mary School, Yoo­gali.

The Wedesweiler fam­ily - Alan, An­gela, Lucy, Made­line, Gabriel and Claudia, came to Jer­ilderie in Jan­uary 2007. We wish them well.

Mandy Catena will take on the role of prin­ci­pal at St Joseph’s.

Two new teach­ers have also been ap­pointed.

●●● The staff at the Jer­ilderie Health Ser­vice hosted the an­nual Christ­mas lunch for res­i­dents and friends of the hos­pi­tal, on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 30.

A de­li­cious meal pro­vided by staff and vol­un­teers was en­joyed by all present.

Santa ar­rived with his red sack and, with his as­sis­tant elf, dis­trib­uted presents to res­i­dents and clients.

Nurse man­ager Mer­ri­lyn Collins wished ev­ery­one a happy Christ­mas, and thanked ev­ery­one who had sup­ported the res­i­dents and staff over the year.

●●● Af­ter 10 years at Jer­ilderie IGA, Nick Daw­son has de­cided to seek greener pas­tures.

Staff of IGA Jer­ilderie gave Nick Daw­son a send-off on Tues­day, Novem­ber 29 at a din­ner at the Colony Ho­tel. IGA will con­tinue to oper­ate with lo­cal staff, un­der the man­age­ment of Robert Hal­lum of De­niliquin.

We wish Nick good luck in any new ven­ture he un­der­takes.

●●● The Core fam­ily would like to thank the golfers who played in the Ge­off Core Me­mo­rial Golf Day, held on Novem­ber 19.

Win­ners on the day were: first - Lau­rie Hen­ery and Rose Jukes; sec­ond - Mike Neilan and David Legge; Brad­mans – Kevin A’vard and Kath Noack; Near­est to the Pin - Robert Larcombe; Ball win­ners – R Dowl­ing and F Dowl­ing.

Raf­fle win­ners were Barry Hamil­ton, Wil Hamil­ton, and Rose Jukes.

Thanks have also been ex­pressed to ev­ery­one who helped on the day.

●●● Birth­days at the pub­lic school for De­cem­ber are Xavier Bell 6th, Ebony Aughtie 22nd and Paige Nash 29th.

St Joseph’s birth­days are Gabe Wedesweiler 9th, Tess Ker­naghan 27th, Zack Rochford 23rd, Elle Rochford 27th and Seren­ity Read 30th. Best wishes to all those young peo­ple.

●●● Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to Betty Pur­cell and fam­ily fol­low­ing the re­cent death, at the age of 84, of Betty’s brother Ge­orge Kerr at Lakes En­trance,

●●● The of­fice at the pub­lic school has a new piece of art­work grac­ing its walls.

It is a pho­to­graphic print of an orig­i­nal ta­pes­try de­signed and cre­ated by chil­dren of the school for the 1988 Ber­ri­gan Shire Bi­cen­ten­nial Mu­rals Project.

The photo has re­cently been do­nated to the school by the Jer­ilderie Lions Club, af­ter a Tocumwal mem­ber of Lions, Mrs Bar­bara Bell, un­der­took to have the orig­i­nal works pho­tographed, and placed in each of the par­tic­i­pat­ing schools. The orig­i­nal panels may be seen in the Ber­ri­gan Shire.

●●● Jer­ilderie Apex and Jer­ilderie Lions Clubs are plan­ning a joint Christ­mas fam­ily evening of bowls at the Jer­ilderie Sports Club on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 12.

A smor­gas­bord din­ner will be pro­vided by Kitty.

Bowls will start at 6.30pm, with a break for din­ner at around 7.30pm, fol­lowed by more bowls.

Please con­tact Steve Dal­gleish or Richard Wright by Fri­day, De­cem­ber 9 with numbers at­tend­ing.

●●● The Jer­ilderie Sports Club is hav­ing Christ­mas at the Club on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 16 from 6pm on­wards. A smor­gas­bord din­ner will start at 6.30pm, for which book­ings are pre­ferred: chil­dren to 6 years $6.00, 6 to 13 years $11.00 and 13 up­wards $16.00.

Dur­ing the evening there will be raf­fles of hams, seafood, vouch­ers, lolly ham­pers, Christ­mas pud­dings and meat trays. You can have fun with danc­ing games, and Santa will make an ap­pear­ance.

You are in­vited to bring the fam­ily and get into the Christ­mas spirit!

●●● Earth works for the Al­bury Wodonga Car­ers Hos­tel have been com­pleted.

If you are in Al­bury, have a look at the site in Keene Street, to the east of the hos­pi­tal.

The next step is to ap­point a builder, then con­struc­tion.

Jer­ilderie Apex club made a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the Jer­ilderie Lions Ap­peal, which now stands at $5,700.

Do­na­tions may be left with Lions Sec­re­tary Richard Wright.

●●● The Jer­ilderie Li­brary will be hav­ing a Christ­mas Craft Fair from 3pm to 4pm on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 19.

Chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to go along and make some­thing for Christ­mas.

●●● With the Jer­ilderie Let­ter Event com­ing up in Fe­bru­ary 2012, it was in­ter­est­ing to note an item about an Aus­tralian com­poser’s work, on last Fri­day’s ABC 1 news.

A phone call on Sun­day evening from a former Fin­ley ac­quain­tance, Bruce Mc­nair, who now lives in Kiama with his wife Margot, pro­vided a bit more in­for­ma­tion.

Aus­tralian com­poser, Brett Dean has writ­ten a Vi­olin Con­certo in four move­ments called “The Lost Art of Let­ter Writ­ing”, cov­er­ing Brahms, Van Gogh, Hugo Wolfe, and Ned Kelly, us­ing Ned’s Jer­ilderie Let­ter as in­spi­ra­tion.

Bruce and Margot re­cently at­tended the premier per­for­mance by the Syd­ney Sym­phony Or­ches­tra of the piece, with Frank Peter Zim­mer­mann as soloist.

The Con­certo had al­ready pre­miered in Europe in 2007 and re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim through­out Europe and the US.

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