Tragic ac­ci­dent claims life

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Lor­raine Comber, Sa­man­tha, Re­becca and their fam­i­lies, fol­low­ing the death of their hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther Ray, in a car ac­ci­dent last Thurs­day.

Ray’s grave­side funeral will be held on Fri­day at 11am at the Jer­ilderie Ceme­tery, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at St An­drew’s Unit­ing Church hall.

●●● St Joseph’s end of year func­tion will be held tonight in the Learn­ing Cen­tre.

Mass will be at 5pm fol­lowed by a bar­be­cue. Par­ents and friends are in­vited to please bring a salad to share, and BYO plates, cut­lery, non al­co­holic drinks, and a chair.

●●● The Jer­ilderie Sports Club is hav­ing Christ­mas at the Club on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 16 from 6pm on­wards. Book­ings are re­quired for the smor­gas­bord din­ner which will start at 6.30pm, chil­dren to 6 years $6, 6 to 13 years $11 and 13 up­wards $16.

There will be raf­fles of hams, seafood, vouch­ers, lolly ham­pers, Christ­mas pud­dings and meat trays.

Santa will make an ap­pear­ance dur­ing the evening.

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

●●● The Jer­ilderie Li­brary will be hav­ing a Christ­mas Craft Fair from 3pm to 4pm next Mon­day, De­cem­ber 19. Chil- dren of all ages are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate.

●●● St An­drew’s Unit­ing Church will hold a Christ­mas Eve Ser­vice at 7pm, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments. All wel­come.

The Christ­mas Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church will be on Christ­mas Day at 9am.

(Please note the change in time, from 10.30am.)

●●● Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns will be judg­ing Christ­mas lights on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 22.

Ap­par­ently there are not many on show at this stage, but you still have a week to get busy and dust off the dec­o­ra­tions. Best street com­pe­ti­tion will be run­ning again; Coreen St was win­ner last year. Who will it be this year?

●●● Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns was suc­cess­ful at the Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful Awards held in Lith­gow in Novem­ber.

The Hor­gan Walk Bush Tucker Trail re­ceived a Highly Com­mended.

It has been a few years since Tidy Towns has re­ceived an award for their own project, so those pres- ent were all very ex­cited and proud. Well done!

●●● Jer­ilderie Men­shed will be closed from De­cem­ber 22 to Jan­uary 10 for a Christ­mas break. If you are sit­ting at home, just re­tired, feel­ing lonely, de­pressed, or need di­rec­tion, drop into the Men­shed in Ma­honga St, and have a chat.

You may have a skill you can share with the mem­bers. Jer­ilderie Men­shed mem­bers wish ev­ery­one a happy Christ­mas.

●●● Happy birth­day to Pat God­frey for De­cem­ber 2.

Pat’s fam­ily and friends sur­prised her with a party.

Pat, Ka­rina, and Stacey, Kassy and Brendan and chil­dren from Bairns­dale, Dolly and Ken, trav­elled to Corowa re­cently to help Pat’s son Dar­ren cel­e­brate his 30th birth­day, which was on De­cem­ber 7.

Guests were in­vited to en­ter into the “gang­ster” theme, and had a great time.

Pat’s daugh­ter Ka­rina is home from Charles Sturt Univer­sity, work­ing for six weeks in Jer­ilderie Health Ser­vice, which will be fol­lowed by an­other 6 weeks in De­niliquin.

She has a year to go at uni be­fore qual­i­fy­ing as a Reg­is­tered Nurse.

●●● The Paul Ryans have been en­joy­ing the com­pany of Judy’s el­der brother Tony, and his wife Maris, for a few days. Tony and Maris have re­cently sold their house in Jerrabomberra, near Can­berra, and have bought a new home in Twin Wa­ters, Queens­land.

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