Dyson’s Day a fitting end to bowls season
The annual Don Dyson Draw for Partners Bowls Day was held last Sunday where 30 players graced the green.
The only three game winning combination was Bernard Curtin, Kura Goldsmith and Shane Foster, who were the recipients of Sporties Club shirts.
The runners-up were Glenys Mckay, Mary Curtin and John O’dwyer.
The Sporties and Don Dyson provided prizes to each player and this was a fitting finale for the season.
●●● There was much local interest in the Ovens and Murray Football League match between Albury and Yarrawonga at the weekend.
Former Berrigan residents Mark Bush and Sam Milne represented the Tigers, while last year’s Berrigan premiership player Will Gorman played for Yarrawonga.
Once again Albury proved too strong winning by 23 points.
●●● Woody Motors, together with NRMA, will host the NRMA Cancer Council Luncheon at the hall supper room starting at 11.30am this Friday.
A three-course meal will be served for $15 per person. Come along and support a great cause as well as catching up with friends.
●●● Sew and Grow’s fifth Thursday luncheon is on again on May 31 at 12 noon at the Presbyterian Church for lunch. The speaker is Chris Milburn. All ladies welcome.
●●● Locals would be interested to know that two ex-berrigan girls, Sarah Senini and Emily Browne, who play A grade netball for the Lavington Panthers, have helped their team to the top of the Ovens & Murray ladder.
The Panthers have had the best start to the season since Sarah Senini can remember and have only lost one game, which was to Yarrawonga.
Sarah and Emily feature regularly in the team’s best players list and we wish them continued success for the rest of the season.
●●● Congratulations to Ray and Joan Cottam who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday with family and friends.
Guests travelled from Noosa, Condoblin, Barmedman, Melbourne and surrounding areas.
●●● The Ladies Auxiliary of the Berrigan War Memorial Hospital would like to thank all those who donated goods for sale and gave generously to their street stall last Wednesday.
The winner of the firewood raffle was Mrs Nan Dart and $560 was raised on the day.
Once again this is greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the Carers Accommodation Appeal in Albury.
The auxiliary’s next meeting is Monday, May 28 at 2pm and all are most welcome.
●●● Southern Riverina Toastmasters Club has just held its annual elections.
Jim Muirhead from Finley is the new president, Ray Bright from Jerilderie vice president and Joanne WilsonRidley the new treasurer.
The Toastmasters Club meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Royal Mail Hotel in Jerilderie with members from Tocumwal, Finley, Berrigan, Jerilderie, Deniliquin and Coleambally.
New members always welcome.
This Thursday the Toastmasters are holding a dinner meeting.
Members are asked to bring a friend and the committee would love to see some new faces.
If anyone is interested in polishing up on public speaking skills and speaking protocol, contact a group member or turn up at Jerilderie’s Royal Mail Hotel tomorrow at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
●●● New Red Cross Shop co-ordinators Lyndall Horne and Beth Trewarne would like to sincerely thank Cristina Renneberg for all her vision, hard work and effort she has put into the shop over the past three years.
She will be sadly missed and all the volunteers wish her all the best in the future.
The Red Cross Shop is currently having a halfprice sale on the fashion extravaganza clothing, so please come in and find yourself a bargain. It is open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 10am to noon.
There were 546 cattle yarded at Finley saleyards last Friday.
A large line of fair quality Angus bullocks from Booligal were offered, along with a mix of vealers and supplementary fed steers and heifers.
The bulk of the cows were well conditioned heavy beef cows. Cattle numbers increased across both NSW and Victoria saleyards, with pressure being placed on prices in all categories.
The medium weight grades came back by 8c to 20c/kg compared to a fortnight ago. The heavy steers were 9c less, while the bullocks were firm to 3c/kg less. Beef cows lost 4c to 5c/kg.
The best of the vealers made from 183c to 218c, while yearling steers C and B muscled made from 182c to 210c to average 189c/kg. The yearling heifer portion made from 165c to 192c to average 179c, which was 8c to 15c/kg lower.
The heavy C3 and C4 steers had limited competition and prices came back by 9c and made from 185c to 192c/kg. The bullocks remained firm to only 3c cheaper and ranged from 170c to 188c/kg.
The heavy beef cows made from 127c to 135c to average 134c and the best of the heavy Friesians reached 128c/kg.