Group do­na­tion a big Help for school

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Free­stone

St Joseph’s Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Veron­ica Bray­bon would like to ex­tend a huge thank you to the Fin­ley Com­mu­nity Help Group for the kind do­na­tion given to the school re­cently.

Each year this vol­un­tary group con­trib­utes $2000, which is used to sub­sidise the cost of ex­cur­sions.

This year, the school has sent stu­dents to Bendigo and Bal­larat to ex­plore our na­tion’s his­tory and how the gold rush era im­pacted Aus­tralia’s growth.

Last Thurs­day, the Year K/1 class headed off to Altina Wildlife Park to meet some of the worlds most amaz­ing an­i­mals.

The stu­dents, fam­i­lies and staff of St. Joseph’s ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port of the com­mu­nity in many won­der­ful ways.

Fin­ley Re­gional Chris­tian Men’s Fel­low­ship will once again be host­ing a din­ner meet­ing, with politi­cian John An­der­son ap­pear­ing as guest speaker.

John be­gan his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer in 1989 and served as the Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Aus­tralia and leader of the ru­ral-based Na­tional Party of Aus­tralia from July 1999 to July 2005.

An in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to all men in the lo­cal and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties to at­tend the meet­ing, which will be held at the Fin­ley RS Club on Mon­day, July 25.

Those at­tend­ing are asked to be there by 6.30pm for 7pm sitting.

Cost is a do­na­tion and book­ings are es­sen­tial. Call John Ever­ing­ham on 0407 830 030 or Ben on 0459 830 239.

This is a great op­por­tu­nity to hear from a very in­for­ma­tive speaker while en­joy­ing the com­pany of ex­ist­ing friends and meet­ing new peo­ple.

Please RSVP by Mon­day, July 18.

Well known lo­cal iden­tity Betty Be­van was sad­dened by the pass­ing of her son-in­law Terry Whe­lan re­cently.

Terry is the hus­band of Betty’s daugh­ter Dal­lette with the cou­ple re­sid­ing in Kaleen, ACT.

Terry is sur­vived by his wife and sons Kirk and Paul and their fam­i­lies. He was par­tic­u­larly close to his grand­chil­dren Emily, Sa­man­tha and Sarah.

He is the son of Irene and John (dec.) of Ber­ri­gan.

Terry and Dal­lette were re­turn­ing from an overseas hol­i­day when he was sud­denly taken ill and passed away.

Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to Betty and her fam­ily — Dal­lette, Ken, Keith, Bob and Peter.

Just a re­minder that the St Vincent de Paul So­ci­ety will be con­duct­ing a street stall to­day and sup­port from the com­mu­nity is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

There is al­ways an in­crease in the need for as­sis­tance dur­ing the win­ter months and this is an op­por­tu­nity for all to help those less for­tu­nate than our­selves.

Joanne Dean was the win­ner of last Satur­day’s Fin­ley Lions Club wood raf­fle which she very gen­er­ously donated to a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent.

It is not un­usual for Joanne to help oth­ers as she is very ac­tive in fundrais­ing for Can­cer Coun­cil Aus­tralia.

She has many ac­tiv­i­ties com­ing up in the near fu­ture, in­clud­ing a Pink Day golf event and Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

The Nimb Den­tal Clinic team in­vites you to a free screen­ing of That Sugar Film, this Sun­day from 3pm at the Fin­ley RS Club.

Den­tal professionals will be on hand to an­swer any ques­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 5883 1633.

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

St Joseph’s School stu­dent Court­ney Lunn (cen­tre) was de­lighted to re­ceive a cheque from Fin­ley Com­mu­nity Help vol­un­teers Gwen James, Jim El­liott, Peter Larsen and Joyce Lewis.

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