Southern Riverina news

Schools set for celebratio­ns

- Judy Ryan

St Joseph’s will be hosting belated NAIDOC Week activities today, with students from Sacred Heart, Tocumwal, St Joseph’s, Finley, and St Peter’s, Coleamball­y, joining in the celebratio­ns.

The Launch into Learning program for Kindy transition is also running at the school over five Tuesdays. Ten preschoole­rs enjoyed day one last week.

In other St Joseph’s news, principal Helene Cahill, has announced that she will be reluctantl­y resigning from that position.

She will finish up at the end of the school year. •••

Jerilderie Red Cross members were recently joined by regional zone representa­tive Valmae Ryan and deputy Jillian Gorey for lunch at the

Sports Club, prior to the annual meeting.

Office bearers for 2022 are president/secretary Annette Kelly, treasurer Lucy Gurciullo, patron and publicity Lucy Sweeney.

The Red Cross needs pieces of fabric (any size), wool, buttons and ribbons, which are being used for and by refugees in the area. Sewing machines have been provided with volunteers to assist.

Meeting will now be held at 1pm on the second Wednesday of the month to welcome several new members, and to encourage new-comers to town, should they like to join in the work of Red Cross.


Belated happy birthday to Lucy Sweeney for August 6. Lucy has been enjoying celebratio­ns extending over many days. You can’t keep a good woman down.


Ten days to go for the ferret races at Monash Park.

The family-friendly night is being hosted by the St Joseph’s Social and Fundraisin­g Committee on Saturday, August 27. It starts at 6pm and entry is free.

Gravy rolls, kids meals, and drinks at bar prices will be available, with raffles, prizes, and of course the ferret races.


Portsea Camp is excited to announce placements have been reserved for January 2023.

Camp costs have risen substantia­lly after two years of pandemic cancellati­ons, and the committee are appealing to the community for any donations to assist in subsidisin­g costs for the local children wishing to attend.

If you would like to make a donation please contact the Jerilderie Council office on 5886 1200.


Older residents may remember Anne Crockett who lived at ‘Currabunga­nung’ off the Conargo Rd, some years ago, with her family.

In recent years Anne had been living in care in Melbourne, where she died on Friday, August 5. Sympathy is extended to all her family.

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