Turn Back Jimmy Creek burns
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.