Fin­ley public wins re­gional award

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Fin­ley Public School prin­ci­pal Todd Pot­ter is very proud of the ef­forts of all his stu­dents at the swim­ming car­ni­val in Co­bram re­cently.

Ben Ash­ley-cooper was suc­cess­ful in tak­ing out the ju­nior boy cham­pi­onship.

Jo­han­nah Tessier and Nick Burns were the girl and boy 11 year cham­pi­ons and Eli Ash­leyCooper was the se­nior girls run­ner-up.

Added to this was the over­all point score tro­phy which was proudly brought home by the school.

The sup­port of par­ents at the car­ni­val was very much ap­pre­ci­ated by Todd and the stu­dents.

Fol­low­ing this suc­cess, 16 stu­dents will now be mov­ing on to rep­re­sent the Rive­rina Zone. Well done, ev­ery­one.

●●● Fin­ley’s Mur­ray Hut Branch of the CWA of NSW would like to ex­tend an in­vi­ta­tion to all women in the com­mu­nity to come to the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club on Tues­day March 6 at 7pm.

There will be an op­por­tu­nity to hear Per­rin Davey, pol­icy of­fi­cer with Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion Limited.

Per­rin will be pre­sent­ing in­ter­est­ing facts and in­for­ma­tion about the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin Plan.

This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to hear about and ask ques­tions of this im­por­tant pend­ing event.

The evening will be a din­ner gath­er­ing with a charge of $15.

For cater­ing pur­poses it would be ap­pre­ci­ated if at­ten­dance could be ad­vised by call­ing 0439 996 626.

All women are wel­come - come along and bring a friend!

●●● Fam­ily and friends of Nancy Hodg­son gath­ered at the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club on Satur­day to cel­e­brate her 90th birth­day.

Nancy’s son Ash­ley and his wife Kate to­gether with daugh­ters Eliza and Is­abel trav­elled from Ade­laide.

Daugh­ter Lor­raine Kef­ford, her hus­band Craig and their two chil­dren Bryce and Emily came from Whit­ton.

Daugh­ter Chris­tine Bow­man trav­elled from San Diego Cal­i­for­nia, how­ever her hus­band Christopher was un­able to at­tend.

Nancy’s nephew Wayne Don­ald­son and his wife Jen­nifer came from Syd­ney and niece San­dra and her hus­band Jim Mack­lin trav­elled from Tuross Heads.

Nancy is the daugh­ter of early lo­cal pi­o­neer­ing fam­ily Al­lan and Beatrice Don­ald­son and grew up on the fam­ily farm ‘Nariel’.

Af­ter mar­ry­ing Cyril Hodg­son, Nancy lived in Howe Street and since Fe­bru­ary 2009, has resided at the Ulupna Lodge in Fin­ley.

She was the Trea­surer of the Ulupna Lodge Aux­il­iary for many years.

Nancy would like to thank ev­ery­one for at­tend­ing her spe­cial day.

●●● Jane Ren­nie re­ceived a sur­prise while cel­e­brat­ing her 90th birth­day at the Unit­ing Church hall on Satur­day when the Fin­ley Dis­trict Band put in an ap­pear­ance.

A de­voted fan of the band, Jane tapped along to the great per­for­mance pro­vided.

Broth­ers John (Greenacre) and Jim Bartlett (De­niliquin) were among the many fam­ily and friends who trav­elled long dis­tances to be with Jane on her spe­cial day.

Now a res­i­dent of Caradon Lodge, she en­joyed catch­ing up with many rel­a­tives she has not seen for some time.

Fes­tiv­i­ties con­tin­ued in the evening with fam­ily mem­bers gath­er­ing at the Hong Loch res­tau­rant for din­ner and, not pre­pared to miss any­thing, Jane was at the home of daugh­ter Mau­reen Shalders on Sun­day morn­ing where a farewell break­fast was held for the vis­i­tors.

●●● The an­nual Fin­ley Show and Shine was once again held on the Sun­day fol­low­ing the Trac­tor Pull with over fifty cars and twenty three mo­tor bikes at­tend­ing from Jer­ilderie, Ber­ri­gan, Tocumwal, Yar­ra­wonga, De­niliquin and Fin­ley.

Or­gan­iser John Milne would like to thank the Fin­ley Mu­seum mem­bers and vol­un­teers for their as­sis­tance on the day. It was very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Best Ute award went to Jack Vo­gel’s HL Holden ute which has been in the fam­ily since new.

Best Clas­sic went to Col Sweeny’s Ford GT Capri.

Best Cus­tom was Greg Robin­son’s 46/47 Ford.

Peo­ples Choice went to Chris Bray­bon’s red LX To­rana.

Best Sports Bike was Steve Clancy’s old No.6 and Best Cruiser was John Bun­net’s Pan Head.

The raf­fle proved very pop­u­lar with first prize of a BP $50 fuel voucher go­ing to Lloyd Al­ward.

Sec­ond and third prizes of a car care kit went to David Nolte and Cheree Jenk­ins.

Pro­ceeds from the day went to Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Australia.

John is also busy or­gan­is­ing the an­nual Dil­li­war­rah Dice Run. This will take place on Satur­day, March 10 leav­ing Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club at 10am.

Cars, bikes and rods are wel­come and if suf­fi­cient num­bers are in­ter­ested, a coach will be or­gan­ised for any­one with­out a ve­hi­cle wish­ing to take part.

A pre­de­ter­mined route will be fol­lowed with lunch on the run and a bar­be­cue will be held at the con­clu­sion of the day.

Tick­ets are avail­able at $20 with a small charge for those us­ing the coach.

Again, pro­ceeds for the day will go to Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Australia.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by call­ing John on 0432 713 847 or 5883 1359.

●●● Ta­ble ten­nis will once again be held in the Fin­ley School of Arts and will com­mence on Tues­day, March 6 at 7pm.

Any­one in­ter­ested in this great sport are most wel­come to at­tend.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Mau­reen Shalders on 5883 1676.

●●● The next Fin­ley Farm­ers Mar­ket will take place this Satur­day with the theme ‘Health and Life­style’.

By pop­u­lar de­mand, Cather­ine Macnamara and Veron­ica Bray­bon will be mak­ing a re­turn per­for­mance to en­ter­tain those at­tend­ing.

Any­one in­ter­ested in singing or play­ing at the mar­kets is wel­come to ap­ply by con­tact­ing the mar­ket co-or­di­na­tor on 0466 966 150.

New stall hold­ers are al­ways wel­come and can ob­tain an in­for­ma­tion pack by call­ing the co-or­di­na­tor.

●●● Fin­ley Probus Club mem­bers have en­joyed a year of en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties un­der the skil­ful lead­er­ship of Cap­tain Faye.

The Club was formed on April 24, 2010 and reg­u­larly has in ex­cess of 110 mem­bers.

The Club is a friend­ship club which of­fers the op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to meet monthly and also to be able to par­tic­i­pate in or­gan­ised trips and tours.

In­ter­est­ing guest speak­ers are or­gan­ised and they cover many in­ter­est­ing items, events, places and ex­pe­ri­ences.

The Fin­ley Club has re­ally up­held its ban­ner - ‘‘Lets get ex­cited and be in­volved’’.

Jan has been busy or­gan­is­ing trips and the ones avail­able soon are:

An­nie, a mu­si­cal in Melbourne; Grace Kelly Ex­hi­bi­tion in Bendigo on March 29; a visit to Botan­i­cal Gar­den in Bal­larat and then, a ‘Boat and Tram’ jour­ney some­time soon, in Melbourne.

In ad­di­tion to this, Irene Shaw, 5883 3045, has ar­ranged a Ter­ra­nova Tour to Gos­ford/port Mac­quarie/ Syd­ney, over seven days and this still has four va­can­cies avail­able.

An in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to friends of mem­bers to join in any of these or­gan­ised trips.

At the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing, John Bolitho gave an ad­dress cov­er­ing his re­cent in­vi­ta­tion to visit South Korea in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the war which in­volved the death of his brother, Harold.

His son, Harold, named af­ter his brother, ac­com­pa­nied him on the trip.

The an­nual meet­ing of the Club will be held on Tues­day, March 7.

All mem­bers are urged to at­tend and be­come in­volved in the ac­tiv­i­ties.

●●● The Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety will be hold­ing a poul­try auc­tion on Satur­day, March 24 at the show­grounds.

Birds are to be penned from 8.30am, with an auc­tion which will start at 10.30am.

All en­quires and book­ings to Gor­don on 5883 1985 or 0417 279 102.

Morn­ing tea and bar­be­cue lunch will be avail­able.

●●● Items for ‘From Fin­ley’ may be sub­mit­ted by phoning 0428 293 922 or email­[email protected]­ or left at the SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS of­fice.

Jane Ren­nie (far right) with daugh­ters Mar­garet Cart­mel, Mau­reen Shalders, Al­i­son Wilson and Ruther Whit­taker.

Nancy Hodgson with daugh­ters Lor­raine Kef­ford and Chris­tine Bow­man and son Ashley Hodgson

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