Dumping problem continues to grow
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.