Dump­ing prob­lem con­tin­ues to grow

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beres­ford

The Fin­ley Show­grounds and Sport­ing Complex com­mit­tee has ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment that peo­ple con­tinue to dump rub­bish at the show­grounds. It is not a rub­bish dump.

To the per­son who left old chairs last week, do you feel good about your in­con­sid­er­ate ac­tions?

Please re­mem­ber it is illegal to dump rub­bish on pub­lic land.

Fin­ley Men’s Shed and Shabby to Chic Sec­ond Hand Shop would also like to ex­press their dis­ap­point­ment with the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who are us­ing their char­ity to their own ends.

The Men’s Shed has ac­tive cam­eras on the area and now have the num­ber plate and pho­to­graphs of the rub­bish dumped last week­end.

These char­i­ties are here to help the com­mu­nity. Ev­ery time goods are dumped that can­not be used, there is a cost for dis­posal and hence af­fects their abil­ity to as­sist those in need.

The Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety will be hold­ing a street stall on Satur­day, April 13.

A load of fire­wood will be raf­fled and lots of home baked goods will be avail­able. Don’t miss out; get down there early!

Keep an eye out for Jenny Tar­rant’s Easter raf­fle, raising funds for the Can­cer Council.

Also, the Save the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall raf­fles are still run­ning with two petrol voucher prizes and a $100 gift voucher to Daisy Mae’s gift shop.

Don’t for­get Fin­ley Life Ball is still be­ing played in the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall on Tues­day mornings from 10am, for a small fee of $3.

Why not come down for a bit of gen­tle and fun ex­er­cise? Ladies and gen­tle­men are wel­come.

CanAs­sist Fin­ley Branch Bingo is be­ing called ev­ery Tues­day from 12.45pm at the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club.

Trans­port is avail­able by call­ing the club. All funds raised go to this most wor­thy cause.

The Fin­ley Pi­o­neer Rail­way group is still look­ing for any pho­tos of the sta­tion, turntable and cat­tle yards.

If you can help, give Syd Dud­ley a call 5883 1287.

More than 100 peo­ple gath­ered at the football pav­il­ion re­cently, to cel­e­brate the re­u­nion of Arthur Koschel’s fam­i­lies.

The fam­i­lies are wide spread with many trav­el­ling long dis­tances to be present — some jour­ney­ing from Man­dura, Kal­go­or­lie, Gold Coast, Sydney, Mel­bourne, Wagga Wagga, Bendigo and sur­round­ing dis­tricts.

The re­u­nion was ini­ti­ated and or­gan­ised by Mau­reen Hall, John and Mar­garet Burke and Sally Ryne­hart, and they should feel ex­tremely pleased as their ef­forts re­sulted in a re­sound­ing success.

The day started with regis­tra­tions tak­ing place at the ceme­tery, fol­lowed by a visit to fam­ily mem­bers’ grave sites. At Arthur and Sarah’s site a tribute was read by Carmel and Bill McNa­mara, Pa­tri­cia Haynes, Ferg Walsh, Phil Lewis and Len Koschel.

A lovely meal was served to cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion. El­dest child, Betty Walsh, was in­vited to cut the spe­cial cake.

A rov­ing mike cap­tured the many sto­ries to be told of past ex­pe­ri­ences. Of the nine fam­ily chil­dren, five still reside in Fin­ley. Mar­garet lives at Yar­ra­wonga.

Break­fast was en­joyed at the for­mer fam­ily home, ‘Morn­ing Glory’, cour­tesy of Ruth and Ash­ley Haynes.

It pre­sented a won­der­ful opportunity to meet and greet all rel­a­tives as well as a ‘get­ting to know you bet­ter’ sit­u­a­tion.

It was a great fam­ily oc­ca­sion en­joyed by all, with a prom­ise for a re­peat in three years’ time.

The cel­e­bra­tions con­cluded with a visit to Close’s Foundry to view the work place of Arthur, who was em­ployed there for some 34 years.

The fam­ily wish to thank Graeme Close for his co-op­er­a­tion.

Fin­ley’s Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee held its March meet­ing last week.

Chair­per­son Syd Dud­ley would like to ad­vise the com­mu­nity that help is at hand, in­clud­ing through Ac­cessLine.

It pro­vides the opportunity for peo­ple to call one sin­gle num­ber within NSW and di­rectly link with lo­cal Men­tal Health Ser­vice. This is a 24-hour hotline, 1800 800 944.

As al­ways, if it’s an emer­gency, please dial 000.

There was also a dis­cus­sion around My Health Record.

In Fin­ley, the doc­tors, hos­pi­tal, phar­macy and aged care providers are all con­nected.

This means they all know what med­i­ca­tion a per­son is on and can talk to each other around treat­ments.

Now is time for every­one to think about adding an ad­vanced care di­rec­tive to My Health Record. Don’t know what that is, or you don’t have com­puter ac­cess? Fin­ley LHAC just might have the an­swer.

More news af­ter the next meet­ing in April. In the mean­time, any health is­sues you need to dis­cuss please contact Syd Dud­ley at [email protected]­pond.com.

Thank you to all who contributed to this week’s col­umn.

Please feel free to contact me with your news, sto­ries and pho­to­graphs and re­mem­ber I am al­ways will­ing to at­tend to your event.

Phone 0401 318 263 or email beth­fromfin­[email protected]

Mem­bers of the Koschel fam­ily dur­ing their re­cent re­u­nion (from left) Ray Koschel, Des Koschel, Mar­garet Bourke, Betty Walsh, Joyce Lewis and Louis Koschel.

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