Local success at Masters already
A contingent of Tocumwal grey nomad athletes and their support staff have made it to the Northern Territory in time for the 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games.
Already they have been successful with Ron Glass bringing home bronze twice in the pool — in the Men’s 70-74 200m breaststroke and the 100m backstroke. Well done Ronny. The games started on Saturday and run through until this Saturday.
Look for a full report about the local competitors in next week’s SRN.
Sunday, November 4 is the date set for this year’s Lions Community Aged Care Hostel Fete.
Set up will be at 7am and they could do with a bit of help, because many hands make light work. There is a plan for an 8.30am start. If it rains the event will move to the Lions Community Centre, just across the road.
Stalls will be stocked with arts and crafts, plants, white elephant, books, produce and cakes. Hotel residents will even have their own stall.
There will also be a raffle, a spinning wheel, face painting, a barbecue with bacon and egg sandwiches, and pancakes.
Come along for a good morning and take home some beautiful goods, especially plants and something quirky from the white elephant stall.
Lidy and Len Soule celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with about 80 family members a couple of weeks ago.
Joining in for the celebrations were 25 out of 26 grandchildren, as well as two great granddaughters.
The Strawberry Fields Festival just keeps on giving to this region.
This time it is a Retrospective art exhibi- tion at the Memorial Hall in conjunction with Monash University.
On show will be works from the final year of Fine Art students from Monash.
These are beautiful works and worth a visit.
The opening night is 6pm on Sunday, then open to the public from 10am to 5pm on October 27, November 3 and November 10.
It’s not too early to plan your display for the Christmas Lights competition for 2018.
Judging will be held on December 18, 19 and 20, with winners announced on December 23.
Businesses will be judged for the best window display, and there are prizes for the top three residential displays.
Come on let’s light up our town for Christmas.
And remember, solar lights save a lot on the power bill.
Save the date for Carols on the Riverbank — December 23 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.
Nathan Haley will be there with live music and Santa is due to arrive at 8pm. BYO chair, rug and dinner and spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends and enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit with loved ones.
November 4, the Melbourne Cup weekend, is Tocumwal's Big Brunch in support of drought relief. It will be held at the racecourse this year. More details are yet to be finalised.
Did you know Tocumwal has a shuttle bus now?
It’s been operating for two weekends so far, and the operators are very excited by the support from locals and visitors.
The bus picks up from all caravan parks, motels and private residences in Tocumwal.
Give them a ring on 0432 807 835 to book in and save yourself from the dreaded breathalyser if you like a drink or two.
The NSW Government is doing something about the obesity issue in children by introducing the Active Children Program.
Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per child enrolled in school, per calendar year.
This voucher can be used with a registered activity provider for registration and membership costs associated with the sport, fitness or active recreational activities the child is participating in.
This program runs year round so kids can get active at any time.
Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club is playing host to a Travel Expo this Friday from 2pm to 7pm.
Meet with travel and cruise experts to find some super deals, great travel destinations and ideas, with discounts and door prizes including a $500 travel voucher available to attendees.
There will be lots of other give-aways and goodies, too.
There are 2.5 million Australians who are not online. If you are one of them, and would like to change that, the Berrigan Shire Library Service is offering free tutoring for seniors during Get Online Week.
They will do so in conjunction with Be Connected.
Ask at your library about sessions this week.
The Boomerang Bag making day scheduled for this Sunday in the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall has had a change of date and venue.
It will now be held Sunday, October 28 from 10am to 3pm, and will be in the Lions Community building (the old Bowlo).
Bring sewing machines if you have one, but there are other jobs available if you don’t have access to one.
Tea and coffee and a snack will be provided, as well as all the resources for making the bags, but please bring your own lunch.
Intereach will host a Mental Health Awareness Day in Tocumwal next week, and invites members of the community to join them to find out what mental health services and support is available locally.
Staff will provide information outside Tocumwal IGA from 11am to 1.30pm on Tuesday.
For more information, contact June at Intereach Finley Community Hub on 5890 6200.
Len and Lidy Soule (front, centre) celebrated their 60th anniversary with their children.
Len and Lidy Soule surrounded by 25 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.