National Disability Scheme info.

June 30, 2017

Those affected by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can obtain information about the program at the Finley Intereach Office, in the Central Arcade, tomorrow.

From 9am to 4pm, a local area coordinator and a representative from National Disability Insurance Agency will be available to answer any questions on the introduction and rollout of the Scheme.

An invitation is extended to individuals and organisations to make use of the opportunity, and the session will cover topics such as what the NDIS is and how it works, who is eligible, when the scheme can be accessed, what kind of support is available and where more information can be found.

An indication of attendance would be appreciated by calling 1800522679.


Finley’s Biralee Preschool will once again be holding its major fundraiser, Dancing With The Stars.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 12 at the Finley RS Club.

Michael Littlejohn and Di Gray, Marcia Pyle and Greg Lawlor, Emma Hurlston and Paul Bramley, and Ally Rourke and Matt Clarke will be taking to the dance floor under the expert tuition of Vicki Ackers.

Tins will again be available at the Finley Newsagency for the community to vote for ‘Biralee Dancing With The Stars’ viewer’s choice award, and $1 equals one vote.

For more information, follow the event page on Facebook — Biralee 2017 Dancing With The Stars.


Finley Regional Care has preparations underway for the annual garden bus trip committee.

The two day trip on November 11 and 12 will visit gardens at Burrumbuttock, Mitta Mitta and Beechworth, and Saturday night accommodation will be in Albury.

Full details of the trip will be available in late July, and bookings will be taken early in August.

Keep this date in mind and watch this column.

Mary can be contacted on 0400320973 for further information.


The Finley Lions Club wood raffle continues to be well supported by the community, and the winner of last Saturday’s load was Garry Maher.


Members of the Save the Finley War Memorial Hall committee have finalised the raffle for a $100 IGA voucher, which was conducted recently. The winner was Ron Ameer.


The St Vincent de Paul street stall held last week was extremely successful.

Fr Martin would like to thank Bernadette Agosta and her band of helpers, as well as the community for their continuing support.

Winner of the side of lamb was Alan Callaghan and the Aussie Wool Pillow Pack went to Dim Wright.

Proceeds from the street stall will be used to help those in need in the local community.


Members of the Finley Regional Christian Men’s Fellowship will be holding the annual dinner at the Finley RS club on Monday, July 24.

To start at 6.30pm for a 7pm sitting, the cost is $30 per person and RSVP is required by Monday, July 17.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling John on 0407830030 or Ben on 0459830239.

Men in the local area are invited to attend as the guest speaker, Lyle Christian, should prove very interesting.

Mr Shelton is the managing director of Australian Christian Lobby and 2016 World Magazine’s ‘Daniel of the Year Award’ recipient.

World Awards are for extraordinary individuals for their achievements in a variety of areas.

Mr Shelton, a journalist by profession, began his career working for regional farming newspapers in Queensland. He was later appointed group commodities editor for Rural Press Limited, based in Melbourne.

After six years in journalism, Lyle returned to his home town of Toowoomba to serve as youth pastor at Toowoomba City Church.

In 2000, he was elected to the Toowoomba City Council and was re-elected in 2004. After a short stint as a political advisor to Queensland senators Ron Boswell and Barnaby Joyce, Lyle was approached to apply for the position of Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby.

In 2007 he and his family moved to Canberra and in 2013 he was appointed Managing Director.

Lyle is married to Wendy and they have four children.


Finley Farmers Market will take place again this Saturday morning, from 8am to noon.

Weather permitting, the aim is to hold the market in Railway Park, otherwise it will be at the War Memorial Hall.

Members of the public are invited to visit the market and purchase some fresh local produce direct from the growers, meet the stallholders and taste some cheese at the Gourmet Stall.

It is a great way to pick up some freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, honey and eggs, or to treat yourself to delicious cupcakes, preserves, wine, cheese and gluten free products.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet friends at the market and enjoy a bacon and egg roll, have a coffee and bring the children along too.

The ever popular Kids Activity Area will keep the children amused while you browse the stalls.


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