Macey headed to Syd­ney for state run

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

We wish Tocumwal Pub­lic School stu­dent Macey White, from Year 5, all the very best as she trav­els to Syd­ney this week to com­pete at the NSW PSSA State Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

She qual­i­fied in the 11 years girls 200m race at the Re­gional PSSA Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val last term.

Macey has been train­ing hard over the hol­i­days and is look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing at her best.

Mel­bourne Cup Week is just around the corner and there is heaps hap­pen­ing at the Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club.

On Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 29 you will be en­ter­tained by Mick Te­nace.

Then the very pop­u­lar Cup Cal­cutta from 7.30pm the fol­low­ing day, with carvery din­ner avail­able.

On Cup Day — Tues­day, No­vem­ber 1 — there will be a day of sweeps, races live on the big screen and a smor­gas­bord lunch.

For the ladies, Oaks Day is on Thurs­day, No­vem­ber 3. Book­ings are es­sen­tial with tickets $25 per per­son. There will be a two course lunch and heaps of prizes

They fin­ish the week with Mick Bren­nan pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment on Sat­ur­day, No­vem­ber 5.

TPS’s Alice Bourchier walked away with a big smile and a bag of good­ies af­ter she won the Year 3/4 di­vi­sion of the Premier’s Spelling Bee re­gional fi­nal in Corowa on the last Thurs­day of Term 3.

This fi­nal brought to­gether the best spell­ers from around the re­gion to com­pete for the man­tle of top speller in the Rive­rina.

Alice has now qual­i­fied for the state fi­nals in Syd­ney in Week 5.

Big con­grat­u­la­tions also to Will O’Con­nell, Max Con­boy and An­to­nio Baron who also rep­re­sented TPS on the day.

This Fri­day, from 10am and 2pm, TPS stu­dents in Years 3 to 6 will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in a district sport­ing gala day at the Ber­ri­gan Recre­ation Re­serve.

Stu­dents will be com­pet­ing in a va­ri­ety of sports in­clud­ing com­mu­nity ten­nis, 4-wicket cricket, and t-ball.

The day will in­volve mix­ing with other school chil­dren within the district and hav­ing a fun day.

The school is hop­ing to have some parental sup­port with the teams on the day.

If you are able to as­sist could you please ring the school of­fice.

The bus will be leav­ing at ap­prox­i­mately 9am, which vol­un­teers are welcome to also catch.

TPS will also hold its movie night this Fri­day.

The school will run an in­fants (K-2) movie in the Kin­der­garten class­room and a movie for pri­mary stu­dents (Years 3-6) in the li­brary.

The en­try fee of $5 will in­clude sup­per and a drink

The movies will be­gin at 6pm sharp and will be fin­ished in time for par­ents to col­lect their chil­dren at 8pm.

Ar­rive at 5.30pm for sup­per first.

Ju­nior cricket train­ing is on Tues­day nights at the Tocumwal Recre­ation Re­serve from 4.30pm, and is open to chil­dren aged be­tween four and eight.

Ring Chris­tine Roberts for more in­for­ma­tion on 0418 283 06.

It was a huge day for Sa­cred Heart Tues­day last week when all stu­dents went to Mel­bourne to see the stage pro­duc­tion of Matilda.

Thank you to Mrs Kelly Bald­win for car­ry­ing out the prepa­ra­tion for the event and a huge thank you to the chap­er­ones, Shane Robi­nett and Paul Man­gion and staff mem­bers Bev­er­ley Babing­ton, Melissa Jones and Lyn­dall McLeod.

Sa­cred Heart School is also cur­rently tak­ing en­rol­ments for the 2017 school year.

Please ring the school on 5874 2371 to make an ap­point­ment and col­lect an in­for­ma­tion pack.

A Night Ten­nis Com­pe­ti­tion is ex­pected to start soon, with teams of six play­ers of mixed sexes.

Any In­ter­ested play­ers and teams, please get in and regis­ter. Fill ins are also re­quired.

Please ring Steve Naughton on 5874 3446 or call into Tocumwal Ac­count­ing.

Any­one in­ter­ested in Car­dio Ten­nis can ring Jamie on 0439 778 860 or through the Jamie Haynes Ten­nis Face­book page.

The ‘Step­ping On’ pro­gram starts today, from 10am at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, for those seek­ing to in­crease their walk­ing sta­bil­ity and pre­vent falls.

It is a seven week course which will in­crease your walk­ing strengths and is run by a phys­io­ther­a­pist. It is not too late, join today.

Last Sat­ur­day’s Farm­ers Mar­ket sadly had to be can­celled due to the con­tin­u­ing damp­ness of the site on the Fore­shore.

We’re look­ing for­ward to the No­vem­ber mar­ket which hope­fully will see sunny skies pre­vail.

With news on Sun­day that the Hume Weir is cut­ting wa­ter dis­charges, there will be a de­crease in the mod­er­ate flood­ing we have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing re­cently.

But spare a though for those peo­ple around Tor­rum­barry who are now await­ing the river to peak there.

Look­ing to get fit for sum­mer? Join the Tocumwal run­ning club every Wed­nes­day at 6.30am start­ing at the Big Fish.

Peo­ple of all fit­ness levels welcome, with var­ied dis­tances to walk/run.

Get in touch with Jamie Haynes to be added to the group or sur­prise your­self and Jamie by just turn­ing up next Wed­nes­day. It’s free.

Since smok­ing was banned on all Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health District (MLHD) grounds in 2014, 18 in­fringe­ment no­tices car­ry­ing $300 fines have been is­sued to staff, pa­tients and vis­i­tors across the district.

Tocumwal Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee chair Elaine Cox said MLHD to­bacco com­pli­ance of­fi­cers have con­ducted on­go­ing mon­i­tor­ing of lo­cal health fa­cil­i­ties since the Smoke Free by-law was in­tro­duced.

‘‘An ed­u­ca­tion phase com­menced at all fa­cil­i­ties shortly af­ter the in­tro­duc­tion of the by-law, where any­one found smok­ing within the MLHD fa­cil­ity grounds was is­sued with a warn­ing and pro­vided with in­for­ma­tion about to how to quit the habit,’’ Mrs Cox said.

To­bacco com­pli­ance of­fi­cer Ian Hardinge said in most cases, peo­ple made aware of the law put out their cig­a­rette and moved on.

Mr Hardinge said there is no safe level of ex­po­sure to se­cond-hand to­bacco smoke.

‘‘Cre­at­ing smoke-free out­door ar­eas can sup­port those who have quit or are try­ing to quit,’’ he said.

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