Macey headed to Sydney for state run
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.