Churches com­bine for farewell

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Sun­day was a day of mixed emo­tions for the Tocumwal Unit­ing Church, with peo­ple from Jer­ilderie and Fin­ley at­tend­ing a farewell ser­vice for Alf and Ruth Green.

It was great to meet to­gether but sad that Ruth and Alf are leav­ing our town to go to Mel­bourne, where they will be closer to fam­ily.

Ruth has been a mem­ber of the Tocumwal Unit­ing Church since 1984 and dur­ing that time has served as a mem­ber of the Parish Coun­cil and sec­re­tary and trea­surer of the Con­gre­ga­tion.

Ruth has also car­ried out many other pas­toral du­ties and has been ably sup­ported by her hus­band Alf.

The ser­vice was con­ducted by Wendy Fra­zier and Myra Cow­ell from Fin­ley.

Com­ing events for the group will be the Com­bined Church Ser­vice at the Unit­ing Church on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 at 9am.

The Christ­mas Day com­bined ser­vice will be in the Angli­can Church at 8.30am.

Mem­bers of all churches wish the peo­ple of Tocumwal and vis­i­tors a peace­ful and blessed Christ­mas, and a safe and happy New Year.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School’s P&C had its AGM last week and they have elected a new com­mit­tee.

Pres­i­dent is Mag­gie Booth and vice pres­i­dent is So­phie Walsh.

Sec­re­tary is Jane Bourchier, Andi White is trea­surer and Leonie Dawes is the pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the of­fice bear­ers who have stepped up to con­tinue the great work of the TPS P&C.

This year’s Sa­cred Heart School grad­u­a­tion mass will take place on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 at 9.30am.

The grad­u­a­tion din­ner will be held at the Golf Club that same night, at 6pm.

Year 6 stu­dents to­gether with their par­ents will be in­vited to the din­ner.

Pre­sen­ta­tion night will be held in Week 9, on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11.

This year the awards will be held in the School Hall at 6pm.

A shared bar­be­cue will fol­low in the school grounds.

The Sa­cred Heart Tocumwal Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar for 2019 is hot of the presses and now ready to pick up at more places than ever.

This year it has been distributed to a few more busi­nesses in town.

The main places the cal­en­dar can be col­lected from in­clude newsX­press Tocumwal, Tocumwal Post Of­fice, Haynes Butcher and Tocumwal Phar­macy, and of course the Tocumwal In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre has a pile wait­ing to be picked up .

This week’s Ber­ri­gan Coun­cil lo­cal work will in­clude road works re-com­menc­ing on Tup­pal Road, Tocumwal to move the road off the levee bank.

There will also be more foot­path re­pairs through­out Tocumwal town­ship.

And have you no­ticed the waratahs which were planted in Ingo Ren­ner Park on Fri­day?

If you no­ticed the plant­ing, you surely will have seen the huge progress the con­trac­tors have made on the Splash Park which is grow­ing big­ger and more ex­cit­ing by the day.

The body of the plane and the wings are now in place and you can get a good idea of how the project will look when fin­ished.

What a great as­set this struc­ture will be to Tocumwal and the peo­ple who come to visit us dur­ing the year.

We just need some de­cent toi­lets down that end of the Fore­shore.

Are you look­ing for a space to host a Christ­mas event? Well you can stop look­ing!

Tocumwal Foot­ball Net­ball Club’s room up­stairs is the per­fect place to hold your spe­cial Christ­mas event.

Host your clients, your staff or even your fam­ily and friends in this great space over­look­ing the river through the tree tops.

The venue also has cater­ing op­tions to suit all oc­ca­sions.

Please con­tact Leah on 0417 743 883 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Stu­dents in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Tocumwal Pub­lic School par­tic­i­pated in a district sport­ing gala day at the Coreen Re­cre­ation Re­serve, which is 10km north of Lowes­dale, on Novem­ber 16.

Stu­dents com­peted in a va­ri­ety of sports in­clud­ing Cricket Blast and Ul­ti­mate Fris­bee.

The day in­volved mix­ing with other school chil­dren within our district and hav­ing a fun day.

The school had won­der­ful parental sup­port with the teams on the day and they want to say a big thank you to the par­ent helpers for their fan­tas­tic sup­port.

The kids and the school love to have par­ents in­volved with the teams when­ever pos­si­ble.

TPS Year 3 and 4 stu­dents headed off to Har­ri­etville for a two night ex­cur­sion last week.

One would ex­pect to ex­pe­ri­ence lovely sunny days, but the kids headed into al­most freez­ing con­di­tions with tem­per­a­tures down to 2°C at one point.

They had three jam packed days full of fun and chal­lenges that saw them hav­ing a won­der­ful time.

About the only ad­ven­ture they could not do was raft­ing the wa­ter­ways.

They ar­rived back home in Tocumwal on Fri­day evening tired but very happy with their ex­pe­ri­ences.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School’s Stu­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil is get­ting ready for an­other fan­tas­tic term of fun.

They have de­cided to have a spe­cial dress up day to raise money for some very worth­while char­i­ties.

For the first fundraiser for Term 4, they will be di­vid­ing the pro­ceeds col­lected between the ‘Find a cure for Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease’ and the ‘Save the Bilby’ char­i­ties.

This Thurs­day the SRC will be ask­ing ev­ery­one to come to school with ei­ther a crazy hair style or a mous­tache — or you could do both.

The SRC will also be run­ning a stall in the play­ground for those who do not come to school fully pre­pared.

Mem­bers of the SRC are ask­ing ev­ery­one to please bring a gold coin do­na­tion.

Co­bram Com­mu­nity House is now tak­ing book­ings for the Christ­mas Day lunch for older peo­ple who may oth­er­wise be alone on Christ­mas Day. It will be held at the Co­bram Bowl­ing Club This low cost, gold coin do­na­tion event is gen­er­ously sup­ported by lo­cal busi­nesses, the Co­bram Bowl­ing Club and the Co­bram Hos­pi­tal.

Please ring 5872 2224 to en­quire or book.

Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health District and Tocumwal Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee are urg­ing asthma suf­fer­ers and peo­ple with breath­ing prob­lems to take ex­tra pre­cau­tions dur­ing thun­der­storm weather con­di­tions.

‘‘Where pos­si­ble avoid be­ing out­side dur­ing thun­der­storms,’’ di­rec­tor of pub­lic health Tracey Oak­man said.

‘‘Par­ents should be vig­i­lant to keep their chil­dren in­side dur­ing storms, with the doors and win­dows closed.

‘‘Any­one with di­ag­nosed asthma should carry their asthma med­i­ca­tion with them at all times dur­ing this high risk thun­der­storm pe­riod.’’ First aid steps to re­mem­ber are: sit the per­son up­right; give four sep­a­rate puffs from their re­liever puffer;

wait four min­utes and if there’s no im­prove­ment, give four more puffs; and

if there’s still no im­prove­ment, dial 000. Breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties can be life threat­en­ing.

In the event of an asthma emer­gency dial triple zero (000) im­me­di­ately and fol­low the op­er­a­tor’s in­struc­tions.

Thun­der­storms cause pollen grains to ex­plode and re­lease fine par­ti­cles which can be in­haled deeply into the lungs, caus­ing even more peo­ple to wheeze and sneeze.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the dam­ag­ing winds can cause ad­di­tional dust par­ti­cles to be in the air, if in­haled they can trig­ger breath­ing prob­lems

Nom­i­na­tions for Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil’s 2019 Aus­tralia Day Awards close this Fri­day.

If you know some­one who goes above and beyond in giv­ing back to our com­mu­nity, nom­i­nate them to­day.

Nom­i­na­tions are open for the fol­low­ing awards: Ci­ti­zen of the Year (open age). Ju­nior Ci­ti­zen of the Year (21 years of age and un­der). Sportsper­son of the Year. Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year (21 years of age and un­der).

Team or Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year.

Don’t miss out on gain­ing recog­ni­tion for the won­der­ful vol­un­teers who make Tocumwal the place we love to live.

Nom­i­nate one or more now be­fore time runs out.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are at the li­brary or on the Ber­ri­gan Shire web­site.

Sey­mour Her­itage Rail­way will be mak­ing a her­itage train trip to Tocumwal on De­cem­ber 15.

The train will con­sist of blue and gold lo­co­mo­tives, bring­ing the Spirit of Progress steel and wooden car­riages.

The beau­ti­ful 111 year-old Yarra Car­riage with view­ing plat­forms will be a high­light of the jour­ney.

Trav­ellers are also be­ing of­fered ex­tra wa­ter pack­ages of trips on a Par­adise cruise on Lake Mul­wala or a trip on the pad­dle boat Cobba from Co­bram.

You can take a look at the train when it ar­rives in Tocumwal about mid­day on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15.

The Boomerang Bags gang met for the last time this year at the Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall.

Bag mak­ing will recom­mence in the New Year. More bags will be made to re­place the now de­funct one-use plas­tic su­per­mar­ket bags.

The group of crafty stitch­ers has given out 680 bags over the last nine months, all sewn lo­cally.

A big thank you to these ladies who have helped in try­ing to save the en­vi­ron­ment by re­plac­ing plas­tic with fab­ric bags.

The fab­ric has been do­nated by the lo­cal op shops, which means fab­ric which might have gone to land­fill is also be­ing reused.

Grab a bag from out­side Miss Daisy’s Shop.

The cot­ton fab­ric bags are longer last­ing than the syn­thetic type of bags too and they are free but a do­na­tion would be nice to help with threads, power, and la­bels used to make the bags.

Con­struc­tion of the Tocumwal Splash Park is com­ing along nicely.

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