Southern Riverina news

TPS production date change

- Leonie Cardillo

On Wednesday, September 21, Tocumwal Public School students will perform a production called ‘Back to the Theatre’at the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall from 7pm.

This will involve all students in the school who have been practising this term.

The children are really excited to showcase their talents for our community, especially after not being able to have a production for the past two years during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Entry will be $5 per adult at the door, which goes towards covering the hall hire and expenses. Children and students are free.

The Tocumwal Public School P&C Committee will also be selling raffle tickets for the major raffle of a John Deere ride-on mower.

Make sure you are there early to get a good vantage point. Seating will be provided.

Please note the date of the production has changed.

Australia will observe a National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II on the date the production was originally scheduled.


We have got some incredible young sportspeop­le in our community who are making waves across the state.

In what has been a long time in the making, Tocumwal Public School’s Year 6 Riley Thompson has been selected as part of the Riverina cricket team.

There have been four selection trials since February and player cuts were made at each stage.

Riley also attended a winter developmen­t program leading up to the final trial match that saw him selected for the team.

Despite an exhausting week playing softball up in Mudgee, Riley backed up his talent and showed his cricketing skills when it counted.

Riley will now represent the Riverina District at the NSW PSSA Boys Cricket Championsh­ips in Dubbo NSW in Week 1 of next term. Congratula­tions Riley.

Congratula­tions also to Tocumwal’s Mia Owen who has received a full sponsorshi­p from MCA Sports Australia - suppliers of premium cricket gear - in a bid to support the local up-and-coming ladies’ cricketers.

Mia will also represent the Riverina district in the girls’ state cricket team.


Tocumwal Can Assist is holding a street stall on Saturday, September 17.

The fundraiser will run from 8am until about 12.30pm, near March’s IGA.

There will be plenty of homemade savoury and sweet items available for purchase, along with other goods, including jams, chutney and homemade candles.

A raffle will also be run in support of Can Assist.

Tickets are $5 each, with the prize being a $100 voucher for a local business of your choice.


Congratula­tions to the Tocumwal Bloods Under-14s on their triumphant win over Deniliquin in the Picola League Grand Final on Saturday.

With scores even at full time, the game went into overtime until a winner was decided with


the Tocumwal Bloods running out the winners with 6.5 (41) to 5.8 (38).

The young Bloods walked away with the title of 2022 Premiers and some great memories.

Congratula­tion to Liam Sutton who was awarded Best on Ground for the game.


A fantastic new display has opened up at Tocumwal Library, depicting a range of informatio­n and pictures of the Youth Club.

The display, curated by local gem Judy Carlon, mainly focuses on the successful boxing troupe that had a three-page spread in the Pix Magazine - an Australian pictorial magazine issued weekly from 1938 to 1972.

Judy’s father was head trainer of the group, which also incorporat­ed marching girls and a band.

Tocumwal Library is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9.30am.

Many people featured in the display are still local, adding to the interest of the display.


Tocumwal Community Op-Shop will host a great sale for Tocumwal market day and AFL grand final day on Saturday, September 24.

Bag a bargain (six items per bag) during the 15-day sale with 50 per cent off all winter afterfive wear, glassware, teddies, toys, DVDs and CDs, shoes and bags.

Come and visit the store between 9am and 2.30pm and celebrate National Op-Shop Week from Saturday, October 1 to Saturday, October 8, with 50 per cent off all stock.


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 ?? ?? The new display at Tocumwal Library.
The new display at Tocumwal Library.

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