Ian says goodbye after 30 years
After nearly 30 years providing a much appreciated service to Jerilderie and district, Ian Sneddon has sold his canvas and upholstery business.
Health concerns have forced Ian to make the difficult decision to part with the successful business, which he has built up from nothing since November 19, 1989.
New owner, Alistair Nicholls, served his upholstery apprenticeship with Bill Rowlands in Finley, some years ago.
Ian bought Bill’s business in 2002, subsequently selling it some years later.
Alistair has become a familiar face in the Jerilderie business over the last year while Ian has been receiving medical care.
Ian said he was grateful for all the support he has received over the 30 years from his many customers and friends, and his upholstery ‘trainees’.
He encourages local people to continue to come through the door and keep Alistair busy during opening days.
Alistair took over the business officially on Saturday December 1, and will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this stage.
We wish both Ian and Alistair and their families well for the future.
An invitation has been received from the Department of Industry Water (DOI Water), to an important meeting today to learn about projects that are set to impact the water supply for all the communities between the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers.
Today’s meeting is at the Jerilderie Civic Hall from 1.30pm, at which DOI Water ‘‘will provide an overview of the proposals, and would like to hear your concerns and aspirations’’ with regard to the projects proposed for the Yanco Creek.
This meeting may be crucial for informing decisions bearing on the future of our town and region, so your attendance and support would be appreciated.
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Jerilderie Public School’s staff and families fun night of Barefoot Bowls is on this Friday at the Sports Club.
Cost $18 adults, $12 children, which includes a smorgasbord dinner.
St Joseph’s Catholic School’s end of year mass is at 10.30am next Wednesday December 12, in the church.
The school’s presentation night will be at the school at 6pm on Thursday, December 13.
Families and friends are invited to attend both occasions.
Jerilderie MPS Diversional Therapist Tania Roe, with assistance from some of the residents of the Health Service and Hospital Auxiliary members, will be holding a street stall on Friday, December 14.
The stall will have some lovely items for sale, which Tania and the residents have been working on over the past year.
This includes some pretty potted succulents, which would be ideal for that special little present to put under the Christmas tree.
Your support will be gratefully received.
St Stephen’s Anglican Church will be hosting the annual Christmas Carol Service on Sunday, December 16 at 7.30pm, to which everyone is invited.
Tickets are now selling in the Christmas Hamper raffle, which this year features three smaller Christmas Hampers, rather than one big one.
The lucky winners will be announced at the supper which will follow the Christmas Carol Service.
Church services for Christmas in Jerilderie will be at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Sunday December 23 at 9.30am followed by morning tea, and at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Christmas Day December 25, 9am mass.
St Stephen’s Anglican Church Christmas service will be the Carols Service on December 16 at 7.30pm.
There will be no service at St Stephen’s on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but there will be the usual 5pm Sunday services on December 23 and 30.
Old Apexians and former Jerilderie Shire Council staff would have been saddened by news of the death of former shire staff member Allan White, on Saturday, November 24. Allan would have been 63 in December. Allan had two periods of employment with then Jerilderie Shire Council; first as chief clerk accountant from April 9, 1979 until October 31, 1980, and then as director of corporate services from February 18, 1991 until March 4, 1994.
He was chief executive of Paroo and Woorabinda Shire Councils, Qld, deputy town clerk at Botany City Council, and deputy shire clerk at Bogan Shire and Crookwell Shire.
As a member of Jerilderie Apex Club he served as treasurer and was involved in the successful Apex Art Unions, also instigating computer training courses.
Allan was a member of the Masonic Lodge Jerilderie, and is the third generation of his family to be WM of Lodge Oxley, Nyngan.
Allan’s funeral is tomorrow at 11am at the Uniting Church, Cobar Street, Nyngan.
Allan leaves behind his wife Saleena, who he married in 2012, and children Stanley (three) and Alice (six months).
Parents of St Joseph’s will be holding a working bee at the school today at 3.30pm.
The working bee is in preparation for school holiday work at the school with the aim to freshen up the classrooms with a coat of paint, and other improvements.
St Joseph’s birthdays gone and coming are Mrs Catena, November 27, and Bryce Conn, December 18.
Best wishes to those special people.
Finley High School will be hosting an Orientation Day today for Year 6 students from both primary schools.
St Joseph’s Year 6 students are busy preparing speeches for the annual Penguin Public Speaking presentation on Tuesday, December 16.
Speeches on the topic My Favourite Book, will be judged by Mrs Joy Knight.
Year 5 students will give their speeches before their peers in class as part of their learning.
Jerilderie Sports Club Christmas raffles will be up for grabs this Friday.
If you go along to the club on Friday you have the chance to win ham, pork, turkey, wine, chocolates and puddings, just in time for Christmas.
The $1000 members draw (drawn until a winning member is present) is also a good reason to be at the club. The raffle will be drawn at 8pm. A smorgasbord Chinese dinner is available from 6.30pm
Jerilderie Menshed recently made a donation of $1000 to Drought Relief through the Jerilderie CWA.
All donations through CWA go direct to the nominated charity, without intervention from “middlemen”.
Jerilderie Menshed has also donated $500 to the proposed Independent Living Units in Jerilderie.