Southern Riverina news

Lashbrooks win rice industry award

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A big congratula­tions to rice industry award recipients David and Nancy Lashbrook.

Their 2022 Langi crop won the Port of Melbourne highest long grain yield for producing 12.28T/ha of Langi on 24.2ha. Their award was presented at a rice conference last week in Yarrawonga. These results were no accident, as they were achieved by outstandin­g managers who sowed on time and did everything right to pull off a great yield.


Colcom’s Stage Production team will return to the stage, this time, on Saturday, December 3, with its production 'On Broadway, the musical’.

Rehearsals are scheduled to commence on September 15, with all children/youth invited to participat­e.

No experience is necessary, regardless of which area of the production you wish to be involved in.

Parental permission is required, so please put your name down at your school’s office or contact Colcom’s principal director Jane McMillan at


The Good Old Days Festival at Barellan urgently needs expression­s of interest from community groups willing to man the barbecue for them from September 31 to October 1. They will need at least 20 people, and they will provide a donation of $2800 to your organisati­on in return.

They also require volunteers to man the slushies and beef and gravy rolls stalls.

Please contact their secretary Fiona Kibble on 0447 736 682.


The Country Education Foundation of Coleamball­y-Darlington Point is holding a Car Boot Sale from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 3. It will be the car park of Coleamball­y Community Club. Please register your boot for $20, or trailer for $30 at cefcoleamb­ally@gmail. com. You must provide your name and number.

You can also register by sending a text and all relevant details to 0428 681 398. Boots and trailers must be registered by 9.30am on the day.

Remember your trash may be someone else’s treasure!


Western Riverina Community College out of Griffith is looking to conduct a First Aid course at the Coleamball­y TownHUB on Thursday, September 8.

Please contact (02) 6964 5334 to register. There needs to be 10 people for the course to run.


Claim the date. A free disco party will be held at the Darlington Point Club for Coleamball­y residents on September 30 from 6pm.

It is thanks to Trudi Chant Support & Training. More details to come in time.


The Taste Coly Festival is fast approachin­g — October 28 to 30 — and the committee is seeking sponsorshi­p in various forms.

Contact Catherine DeMamiel on 0408 020 873.


A lovely luncheon was had by the Coleamball­y Garden Club on August 6, at the Punt Hotel, Darlington Point. Lunch consisted of a winter warming chicken and corn soup with a generous serving of bread to soak it all up with.

We had planned to take a walk around the newly renovated park alongside the river, however the weather was not on our side. The rain hindered our chance for a leisurely stroll after lunch.

The next Coleamball­y Garden Club meeting will be held at the Narrandera Camellia Show this Saturday.

It is the 48th annual Narrandera Camellia Show and will be held at the Ex-Servicemen's Club auditorium, Bolton St, Narrandera, this Friday and Saturday.

Entry to the Camellia Show is $5, with school children free.

Further details for this event can be found via the Narrandera Garden Club Facebook.


Please email any snippets you would like added in this column by 8pm each Sunday to

 ?? ?? David and Nancy Lashbrook accept their rice award from a Port of Melbourne representa­tive.
David and Nancy Lashbrook accept their rice award from a Port of Melbourne representa­tive.

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