Lovely news for Lockhart familiy
Roslyn and Stephen Lockhart, and their extended family, are delighted with the recent engagement of Ros and Steve’s son Christopher to Clare Ward, formerly of Goulburn.
Clare is the daughter and stepdaughter of Greg and Sharyn Ward, and Alena and John.
Christopher proposed to Clare at the Euroa lookout, in Victoria.
He also had a hand in designing the platinum and diamond engagement ring.
A November wedding is in the pipeline. Best wishes to the young couple.
Jerilderie Physical Culture Club will be holding a registration and information night for all ages, at the Jerilderie Gym tonight, from 5pm to 6pm.
The 14th Jerilderie Working Dog Auction is coming up on Sunday, February 24, at the Jerilderie Racecourse facilities.
For all information contact Andrew Rutherford on 0427 861 515 or Warwick Doolan on 0429 445 964.
The Jerilderie service for World Day of Prayer will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 1.
This year’s order of service has been organised by the women of Slovenia. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary will hold its first meeting for the year on Thursday, February 28, at 2pm in the Community Centre meeting room at the hospital.
Members have been invited to attend the Zone Day to be held in Urana on Tuesday, March 5, hosted by the Urana Auxiliary.
Vinnies volunteers may pick up their latest rosters, from February 18 to March 30, from the shop.
A meeting of volunteers will be held on Monday, March 11 at 10.30am at the Vinnies shop.
There has been a suggestion that volun- teers might like to split their volunteer days, so instead of working from 9.30am until closing around 3pm or 4pm, two volunteers might work until 12.30pm, and another pair come in for the remaining hours, each working day.
The meeting is to discuss who is in favour and who will be available should this occur.
If you can’t get to the meeting please let Chic know your views on the matter, otherwise it may be assumed that you will go along with the majority vote.
Birthdays at St Joseph’s School last week were Matilda Anthony on February 3, and Miley Conn on February 4. Best wishes to those students.
Last Thursday St Joseph’s held its twilight swimming carnival.
One of the highlights of the evening was the students/teachers/parents relay, won by the teachers.
Students also organised a ‘small treats’ stall to raise money for Caritas’ Project Compassion.
A shared barbecue finished off a very enjoyable evening.
Leslie Earsman has been inundated with best wishes for her birthday on February 7.
Leslie has enjoyed quite an extension of the big day, with family and friends gathering for dinner at the Royal Mail Hotel on the actual date.
Leslie’s sister, Judy Ross, made a cake for the evening’s celebration. Friends from the Uniting Church Fellowship group also had a special afternoon tea for Leslie on their Thursday meeting day, with a birthday cake made by Lorraine Valerius.
Leslie is grateful for all the attention, and particularly for the beautiful cakes made by Judy and Lorraine.
We wish her well for her ‘90 plus one’ birthday.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Tony Schroot, who died during the week.
Tony has been a resident of the local health service in recent years.
The first meeting for 2019 for Jerilderie Red Cross will be held tomorrow, at the Community Centre at the Jerilderie Health Service. New members are always welcome.
It is with sadness that we received news of the death of Sheila Sheed on Monday morning, in Shepparton.
Sheila and her husband Paul, who predeceased her, were a driving force in Jerilderie when they ran their farming enterprise ‘Pittfour’ on Elliot Lane, for many years.
Sheila was deeply involved in many local organisations, not the least of which was the Jerilderie Amateur Dramatic Society.
Many of the older generation will have happy memories of appearing on stage, in drama, comedy, and music hall events, under the sharp eye of Sheila, as producer/ director. Sheila was very involved with CWA, in which she held executive positions, and was also involved with her church.
She was president of the Jerilderie branch of the Catholic Women’s League for many years, and served on the Diocesan Committee of that organisation.
In latter years Sheila and Paul opened up their gracious home as a homestead restaurant, with fine dining in the ‘Blue Room’ and the ‘Green Room’.
Sheila provided silver service and beautiful meals to people from far and wide. She also arranged soirees and dramatic performances to entertain guests while they dined.
It was a family affair, with husband Paul serving drinks, and other family members roped in for big occasions, such as weddings.
After Pittfour Homestead Restaurant closed, Sheila moved to Shepparton to be closer to family and resided at the Ave Maria Village until her death.
Sympathy is extended to Jennifer, Simon, Timothy, Susannah, Justin and their families. Sheila will be sadly missed but happily remembered.
It is understood that a funeral service will be held in Shepparton on a date to be notified, and interment the following day at the Jerilderie cemetery.
This Sunday Anglican Church members will meet for the first combined service of the year with Uniting Church members, at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Jerilderie at 10am.
The combined services will continue to be held on the third Sunday of the month, with the exception of Easter.
The services always conclude with a shared morning tea.
Everyone is invited to join the two church communities on the day.
Christopher Lockhart and his fiance Clare Ward.