Wel­come Fa­ther Kurek

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Parish­ioners of St Joseph’s Catholic Church will wel­come Fa­ther Blaise Kurek to Jer­ilderie this Satur­day.

And on the fol­low­ing Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, there will be a cuppa af­ter the 10.30am mass as an of­fi­cial wel­come. Ev­ery­one in­vited.

A re­minder of the farewell for the Raleigh fam­ily at the Jer­ilderie Sports Club on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 10, start­ing at 6.30pm. Ev­ery­one in­vited.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the re­cip­i­ents of the Australia Day awards in Jer­ilderie.

Ian Sned­don is 2012 Cit­i­zen of the Year; Emily Raleigh (Young Cit­i­zen of the Year), Lach­lan Leeds (Sportsper­son of the Year), and Lit­tle Aussies - Jacky Wu (St Joseph’s Catholic School) and Zoe Hol­combe (Jer­ilderie Public School).

Australia Day cel­e­bra­tions were en­joyed by a large crowd in Luke Park, with the usual spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play to send peo­ple on their way home.

Story time will be back at the li­brary to­mor­row from 11am to 11.30am for young preschool chil­dren of all ages.

Don’t for­get the Pink Stump Day six a side cricket match at Monash Park this Sun­day from 9.30am.

Food and drink avail­able all day. En­try fees go to the Mcgrath Foun­da­tion.

Vis­i­tors for Lucy Sweeney last week were Adrian Sweeney and his wife, Paoli, from Syd­ney.

Adrian and Paoli ar­rived in Jer­ilderie unan­nounced on Australia Day, much to the de­light of Lucy, and ac­com­pa­nied her to the cel­e­bra­tions in Luke Park.

An­other pleas­ant sur­prise while the Syd­neysiders were in Jer­ilderie was a quick visit from for­mer Hart­wood Sta­tion man­ager Noel Raw­son and his wife Marie, on Satur­day.

The Raw­sons were on their way to visit Hart­wood Sta­tion, which is now run by the Na­tional Trust.

The two fam­i­lies be­came friends many years ago when the chil­dren went to school to­gether, and have re­mained in con­tact.

Lucy, Adrian and Paoli en­joyed din­ner to­gether at Jer­ilderie’s Cal­tex In­dian Res­tau­rant on Satur­day night, and said the food and ser­vice are com­pa­ra­ble to any­thing in Syd­ney. The cou­ple re­turned to Syd­ney on Mon­day.

Be­lated happy birth­day to Bill Pin­nuck for 25th Jan­uary, to Tibby Kelly for Australia Day, and to Peter Payne for 30th Jan­uary, a date shared with yours truly.

Happy birth­day to for­mer Jer­ilderie-ite Thelma Dunne, who cel­e­brated her 90th birth­day on De­cem­ber 30 at Coolum Beach, where she now lives.

Many fam­ily mem­bers trav­elled to Queens­land from Syd­ney, Melbourne, Bathurst, and of course Jer­ilderie, to help Thelma mark the big oc­ca­sion.

Fol­low­ing the big birth­day catch-up, two of Thelma’s sis­ters Yvonne Tam­lyn and Judy Ross, with other fam­ily mem­bers, took a cruise from Syd­ney in early Jan­uary.

They vis­ited Hong Kong, Thai­land, and Viet­nam, with the high­light of the trip be­ing an elephant ride.

Von­nie and Judy re­turned to Jer­ilderie on Australia Day.

Two days later Von­nie had a fall, hur­ry­ing to an­swer the phone, end­ing up in GV Base Hospi­tal with a bro­ken col­lar­bone.

A big chee­rio to Von­nie, and it is hoped she has a com­plete re­cov­ery, and is back home soon.

The fire­works dis­play on Aus­tralia Day.

Ker­ryn Pur­cell and her chil­dren Olivia, Hunter and River at Luke Park on Aus­tralia Day.

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