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Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beres­ford

Fin­ley An­zac Day Ser­vices/march de­tails have been pro­vided by the Fin­ley Sub­branch, and are as fol­lows:

Dawn Ser­vice – from 5.50am at the Fin­ley Memorial Park. A ‘Gun­fire Break­fast’ will be avail­able at the Fin­ley Re­turned Sol­diers Club di­rectly af­ter the ser­vice for all those who at­tend. A gold coin do­na­tion would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

An­zac Day March and Ser­vice – The march will form up at the corner of Ulupna and Mur­ray Sts about 10.30am. It will then move off at 11am down Mur­ray St to the Fin­ley Memorial Park for the ser­vice. On com­ple­tion veter­ans and fam­i­lies, along with mem­bers of the pub­lic, are in­vited back to the com­fort of the Fin­ley RS Club for re­fresh­ments and a pos­si­ble game of twoup.

If you re­quire any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, contact sub-branch sec­re­tary War­ren Grant on 0457 472 685 or pres­i­dent Jimmy White on 5883 2228.

Fin­ley Unit­ing Church is again invit­ing you along to its Friendship Morn­ing, to be held this Thurs­day start­ing at 10am. It will con­clude with a light lunch.

Don’t for­get Crazy Whist has been brought forward a week to Saturday, April 13 due to Easter. Play be­gins at 1.30pm.

All are wel­come to join in these ac­tiv­i­ties.

Don’t for­get this Saturday to hop into town for the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety street stall.

All money raised will go to the run­ning of this year’s Fin­ley Show on Septem­ber 1.

A great range of de­li­cious and use­ful goods and good­ies will be avail­able and raf­fle tick­ets for a load of fire wood will also be sold.

Keep an eye out or call into Jenny Tar­rant’s shop to pur­chase tick­ets for her Easter raf­fle sup­port­ing the Can­cer Coun­cil and the up­com­ing Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

Boomerang Bags and won­der­ful prod­ucts await you at Lyn’s new shop.

Pop in and have a look around or join in on Mon­day af­ter­noons mak­ing the bags. Chil­dren are wel­come.

The Fin­ley Pi­o­neer Railway Group’s next meet­ing will be held at the Railway Sta­tion at 2pm on Tuesday, April 30. Every­one is wel­come to chug along. The Fin­ley Pi­o­neer Railway Group is still look­ing for any photos of the sta­tion, turntable and cat­tle yards. If you can help, contact Syd Dudley on 5883 1677.

The raf­fle con­ducted by Lan­gun­yah Fin­ley Red Cross on elec­tion day was won by Mrs V Rands.

Thank you for your sup­port. The money will go to Red Cross Re­lief.

NSW school hol­i­days start this Fri­day, April 12.

Please re­mem­ber to drive care­fully and keep your eyes open. Roads get very busy this time of year, es­pe­cially with peo­ple trav­el­ling for the Easter break.

Re­mem­ber eyes on the road not on the screen and that call can wait un­til you are parked and safe be­fore re­turn­ing it.

Buckle up your­self and the kids, and watch out for kan­ga­roos and emus.

With the school hol­i­days fast ap­proach­ing and lots of us tak­ing to the highways and by­ways, or just go­ing to visit grand­ba­bies and family, I thought this ar­ti­cle from The Fin­ley Mail dated March 1941 might just tickle you.

Motor Car Reg­is­tra­tions

Fol­low­ing the pass­ing of the Vic­to­rian com­pul­sory third party in­sur­ance act, spe­cial cover must be taken out by mo­torists vis­it­ing that state, re­ports the NRMA.

Upon en­ter­ing Vic­to­ria, they must re­port to the po­lice, pro­duce their driv­ing li­cense and cer­tifi­cate of reg­is­tra­tion, and ob­tain a vis­i­tor per­mit and at the same time ef­fect third party cover for what­ever pe­riod they in­tend to re­main in the state.

The charge for the cover is four shillings for the first week and one shilling a week there-af­ter.

Sin­cere thanks to Peter Hamilton for this fab­u­lous peek into our his­tory.

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]

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