Lo­cal suc­cess at Masters al­ready

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

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.

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