Sharwyn plans to return again

September 06, 2017

At last Saturday’s evening Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Jerilderie, the parishioners were joined by a former resident, Sharwyn Foote (nee Stewart).

Sharwyn lived with her parents, Dave and Stella, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Valda, and Glenis, at ‘Thurrowa’ from 1956 to 1962.

Dave was manager of ‘Thurrowa’ at that time, and the four girls were pupils at the Jerilderie Public School.

Sharwyn, who now lives in Balranald with her husband, was very interested to learn there are plans to celebrate 150 years of her old school in 2018, and will aim to get back for the occasion.


Jerilderie Barefoot Bowlers are taking to the greens again, starting tonight at 6pm at the Sports Club.

This is a family night, so take the kids along and have some fun together.

If you don’t know how to bowl there will be people on hand to show you the finer points of the game.

Bowls will be provided for those who don’t have their own.

Ring Max Bryce on 0458860310 to book in, or turn up 10 minutes before starting time.

Bare feet or soft-soled shoes are required.


Tidy Towns next meeting is tomorrow night, September 7, from 6pm to 7pm at the Luke Park office. New members will be made most welcome.


The Sir John Monash Education bursary is once again being offered to long term residents of Murrumbidgee Council who are considering entering into post graduate education.

An essay should be submitted by Friday, November 10 based around a famous quote by Sir John Monash — ‘‘Depend upon it, the only hope for Australia is the ballot box and an educated electorate’’.

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to assist with personal costs associated with course expenses.

For full details of requirement and conditions, and the background to the quote, go to council’s website

The successful applicant will be announced at the Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture, on Friday, November 24.


The MAKATAK Father’s Day raffle was drawn last Friday. Prize winners were Steve Lockhart, Paul Read and Rhiannon Roe.

Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle.


Tomorrow, students from St Joseph’s K/1/2 will be walking down to ‘Ye Olde Bank of NSW’ to learn about antiques from Roy and Beth.


This Friday, Jerilderie Public School will be having Footy Colours Day. A gold coin donation will go towards the Fight Cancer Foundation.


The entire Jerilderie Public School — students and staff — will be travelling to Melbourne today to attend a performance of Aladdin. We hope they enjoy this much anticipated excursion together.


Kristy Sparrow, a former local girl, and eldest daughter of Maree and Bickley Thomas of Jerilderie, was recently awarded the ‘Rural Community Leader of the Year’ by ABC Rural, and the Kondinin Group.

Kristy lives with her husband and twin sons on a rural property in Queensland and was frustrated with mobile broadband data usage when educating her sons via distance education.

With friend Kylie Stretton, she set up BIRRR – Better Internet for Regional, Rural and Remote Australia — to improve the communications network.

Their small acorn has grown into a mighty oak, and they now have three other women on board helping to share the information, and giving a voice to others in their situation.


Just Jerilderie news for the Wednesday, September 13 edition should be sent directly to the Southern Riverina News in my absence next week. Phone 58831033 or email [email protected] Please mark all emails clearly with Just Jerilderie so they are not missed.

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