Mixed bags in roadside clean-up

June 29, 2017

Nine Tidy Towns members turned out on a damp Sunday morning to collect 12 chaff bags of assorted rubbish along Finley Rd.

They were somewhat bemused by the unusual number of egg cartons — 20 — adorning the south bound roadside, and not a chook in sight.

One odd sock and half a thong were also found among the usual coffee cups, drink bottles and cigarette packets.

Wouldn’t you think people would keep their rubbish in their cars until they get to the next stop, where they could off-load into a roadside bin?


Belated happy birthday to Ron Bryce, who celebrated the occasion with a family dinner at the Colony Inn Hotel on Tuesday, June 20.


Happy birthday to James Mortlock who had a birthday on Wednesday, June 21.


July birthdays at St Joseph’s School are Lily Kocks (5th), Zavier Rorato (6th), Charlie Rorato (11th), and Oliver Sleeman (21st). Best wishes to all those people.


The St Joseph’s Debutante Ball will be held on Saturday, July 22, with seven young ladies making their debut.


Jerilderie Lifeballers have gone into recess over the winter months, and will not resume again until August, with a date to be confirmed.

The Lifeballers’ monthly morning tea will, however, continue on the last Wednesday of the month.

The group will meet today at the bakery from 10.30am, and all welcome.


The Jerilderie Vinnies shop volunteer roster, from July 12 to early October, will be prepared soon.

If you wish to make any changes, please contact Judy before she draws up the next roster.

Likewise, if you are one of the lucky volunteers who migrate north for the winter and won’t be available for those couple of months, would you please let Judy know as soon as possible.


Jerilderie Public School Year 5 and 6 students attended the matinee of the Finley High School MADD performance last Wednesday.

They thoroughly enjoyed the display of talent on show, as did those of us lucky enough to see the evening performance.

Thanks to the Jerilderie people who bought tickets in the MADD raffle outside IGA recently; sadly, none of the prizes came home to Jerilderie. The three winners were from out of town.


Jerilderie Public School Kindergarten to Year 3 students learned a lot of interesting and helpful information about the care and handling of animals, during the Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program which visited JPS recently.


JPS is proudly sporting some highly imaginative Mosaic Poles created by the students under the guidance of Ka Martin. Have a look at the masterpieces next time you are in the school grounds.


This Friday, the Student Representative Council is holding a Colour Fun Run to raise funds for the school. The fundraise will also help with costs of the whole school excursion to Melbourne to see ‘Aladdin the Musical’.


Jerilderie CWA member Lucy Sweeney recently won second place in the statewide Land Cookery Competition for her beautiful marmalade. Well done!

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