Toc Tells correspondent back on deck

Southern Riverina news - - News -

Con­trary to ru­mours your correspondent has not been swan­ning around Europe watch­ing the world go by in­stead, she had been count­ing the spots on the acous­tic tiles in hos­pi­tal.

All due to trip­ping over my feet, I am now on the mend and Tocumwal Tells lives on.

●●● Never let any­one knock the val­ues of liv­ing in a coun­try town.

We might not have all the fa­cil­i­ties of the cities, but we have a com­mu­nity that cares for each other.

I think I have used up all cred­its from the won­der­ful care from friends who have been so pa­tient look­ing af­ter my wel­fare.

●●● Re­ceiv­ing con­grat­u­la­tions on the safe ar­rival of their first child are Tim and Gay Carr.

El­liana Irene was born in Manilla, Philip­pines on July 27.

She is a grand­daugh­ter for Kevin and Irene Carr.

●●● Miss­ing from the scene for a few months will be long serv­ing prin­ci­pal of Sa­cred Heart School, Pat Boake.

Af­ter 30 years, Pat is tak­ing long ser­vice leave to study a Steiner School Course in Sacra­mento, USA.

Ac­com­pa­ny­ing him is his wife Jo.

While there, they are also go­ing to at­tend a Spir­i­tual Re­treat which is a silent re­treat where there is no com­mu­ni­ca­tion al­lowed.

Know­ing Jo, this could be a prob­lem.

Fol­low­ing this the Boakes are ex­plor­ing Alaska, so we look for­ward to their re­turn to hear of their ad­ven­tures.

●●● Turn the telly to WIN next Satur­day at 4.30pm for Dis­cover Dow­nun­der.

This episode will fea­ture Tocumwal with re­porter Brooke Hansen.

●●● Once again we say a big thank you to Tocumwal Li­ons Club for their con­tin­u­ing com­mit­ment to our com­mu­nity.

Their help comes in so many ways, from raf­fles to clean­ing the skate park and do­na­tions to 27 char­i­ties lo­cally and world­wide.

Spe­cial men­tion should be given to Char­lie Bald­win and the 50 mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who cleaned the old sec­tion of the ceme­tery.

Lau­rie Ben­nett and a young mem­ber of the com­mu­nity, Thomas Bourne, are now con­tin­u­ing that work and are also in charge of the on­go­ing work at the skate park.

In her re­port, pres­i­dent Lidy Soule thanked all Li­ons for their will­ing­ness to help when­ever needed.

Barb Bell and the Rail­way Her­itage Mu­seum team have been in con­stant de­mand through­out the year as have the block slash­ers, Len Soule and Jim Ball.

The Li­ons Club Com­mu­nity Hos­tel wel­comed Ch­eryl Richardson as a new board mem­ber dur­ing the year, fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of one of the orig­i­nal mem­bers Lion Reg Ran­dell.

This year will see ex­ten­sions to the din­ing room and an ac­tiv­i­ties room.

A cov­ered walk­way con­nect­ing the hos­tel to the hos­pi­tal is also be­ing con­structed.

The re­tire­ment vil­lage has had 100 per cent oc­cu­pancy this past year and has also had much needed main­te­nance work car­ried out on both inside the units and in the gar­den.

The pres­i­dent for 2012/13 is Ch­eryl Towns­ing.

Other ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers are: sec­re­tary - Lidy Soule; trea­surer - Jim Ball; first vice pres­i­dent - Lau­rie Ben­nett; tail twister - Glen­nis Pohlner; mem­ber­ship chair - Lidy Soule.

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