Toc Tells correspondent back on deck
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.