Toc. helps make 136 quilts

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Marie Lee of Very Snug­gly Quilts said be­tween Fri­day, Septem­ber 23 and Mon­day, Septem­ber 26, quilt mak­ing days were held in Gir­garre, Nu­murkah and Tocumwal.

A to­tal of 52 quil­ters at­tended these days and through their gen­eros­ity of time and skills, 37 quilts were com­pleted and three quilted.

There were 56 medium sized tops com­pleted which are now ready for quilt­ing and 30 small tops com­pleted.

There are 10 cen­tres ready to have bor­ders added and in to­tal 136 to­tal quilts were worked on.

In ad­di­tion, an­other 63 fin­ished quilts ready for de­liv­ery to chil­dren were do­nated, along with 17 quilt tops and 15 quilts that had been quilted and are now ready for bind­ing.

‘‘Thank you all for your hard work, hospi­tal­ity and gen­eros­ity over the week­end and I look for­ward to re­turn­ing in 2017,’’ Marie said.

In Tocumwal, 23 ladies very gen­er­ously vol­un­teered their time, sew­ing ma­chines and fab­ric to be part of the event on the Mon­day.

Ev­ery­one had a fun day, with one lady win­ning the lucky door prize of a 12.5 inch square ruler and ten oth­ers win­ning fat quar­ters of fab­ric.

There is great hol­i­day pro­gram of fun at your lo­cal li­brary this week.

Come cre­ate, dec­o­rate and make wooden mo­biles to hang.

The next work­shops will be on to­day at Fin­ley, and to­mor­row at Ber­ri­gan and Tocumwal.

They all start at 10.30am.

Your Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee would like to keep you in­formed of re­cent changes to the Na­tional Di­a­betes Ser­vices Scheme (NDSS), which af­fects the way peo­ple with di­a­betes ac­cess prod­ucts to man­age their di­a­betes.

LHAC re­quest your sup­port as con­sumer ad­vo­cates to en­cour­age your lo­cal phar­macy to stock the sup­plies needed so that con­sumers can ob­tain prod­ucts such as blood glu­cose elec­trodes, in­jecta­bles, pen nibs, sy­ringes and the all-im­por­tant insulin pump con­sum­ables from their lo­cal phar­ma­cist.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the Na­tional Di­a­betes Ser­vices Scheme web­site —­ter­net/main/ pub­lish­ing.nsf/Con­tent/health-pb­shealth­pro-sup­ply-ndss.htm#Fact­sheet.

If you are un­able to ac­cess the in­ter­net, speak to your phar­ma­cist or clinic nurse.

The Vic­to­rian Aer­o­bats are back in town prac­tic­ing for the An­nual Aus­tralian Aer­o­batic Cham­pi­onships which will take place from Novem­ber 2 to 6.

Tocumwal res­i­dents have been get­ting a free air show al­most daily, weather per­mit­ting, for the last week.

Vic­to­ri­ans on their school hol­i­days were tak­ing a keen in­ter­est in the ac­tion at the aero­drome and learn­ing a bit about Tocumwal’s im­por­tance dur­ing World War II as part of the Bris­bane line.

Our Tocumwal Air­port was once the largest air­port in the Com­mon­wealth and by far the largest in the South­ern Hemi­sphere.

Dur­ing the 1940s there were as many as 5,000 air de­fence peo­ple sta­tioned there.

Sev­eral his­toric build­ings, hangars, en­gine test fa­cil­i­ties and more gen­eral stor­age build­ings are still stand­ing to this day.

Orig­i­nally built in con­junc­tion with the Amer­i­can Forces and named McIn­tyre Field, Tocumwal Air­port once cov­ered an as­ton­ish­ing area of 65 square kilo­me­tres (25 square miles) with over 100kms (65 miles) of road­way con­nect­ing the air­craft fa­cil­i­ties.

It ex­tended from the edge of the present town­ship be­yond the race­course and in­cluded rail sid­ings for both New South Wales and Vic­to­ria, each hav­ing dif­fer­ent rail gauges at that time.

Signs of the large amount of water in our catch­ment area are to be seen all around town.

The in­flux of wildlife has come at an op­por­tune time for school hol­i­day visi­tors to our shores.

Not only can they see a few koalas who have es­caped the flood wa­ters, but there have been in ex­cess of a hun­dred kan­ga­roos mak­ing their home on the pony club grounds.

Last week there was a line-up of cars on Ba­rooga Rd as the city-ites took in the spec­ta­cle of two big buck roos stand­ing ch­est to ch­est be­fore back­ing down and re­turn­ing to nap­ping.

There have been re­ports of goan­nas in strange places too, but none yet of snakes thank good­ness.

The Lower River Rd peo­ple and those at Time Out Vil­lage have been af­fected by the flood wa­ters for al­most two weeks now but they are a re­source­ful lot.

The Memo­rial Hall Com­mit­tee held its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing last Wed­nes­day with five mem­bers and two coun­cil­lors in at­ten­dance.

The meet­ing was chaired by Ber­ri­gan Shire’s Matt Hansen, and elected Ser­gio Rede­galli as the pres­i­dent and Leanne Marks as sec­re­tary /trea­surer.

An­other meet­ing will be held shortly, to de­ter­mine pri­or­i­ties for the hall.

Lo­cal sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions are en­cour­aged to ap­ply for funds un­der the Lo­cal Sport Grant Pro­gram.

There are four project types within the pro­gram — sport devel­op­ment, com­mu­nity sport events, sport ac­cess and fa­cil­ity devel­op­ment.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open and will close on Novem­ber 11.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply, you can visit the grants page at or email [email protected] Call the Of­fice of Sport grants team on 13 13 02 for ap­pli­ca­tion as­sis­tance.

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