Housewives host Saturday cook off

October 04, 2017

The ‘Hooning Housewives’ have teamed up again with Jerilderie Apex to host another Camp Oven Cook Off, to be held this Saturday, October 7, at the Mini Rail.

Sharee Wilkinson and Gayle Ferguson are the ‘Hooning Housewives’, a team in the Riverina Redneck Rally to raise money for Country Hope, which provides support to families with children who have life threatening illnesses.

This year, with no chance of flooding, the trains will be running, there will be a jumping castle for the kids, and face painting and games.

Apex will be manning a bar, there will be plenty of great raffle prizes, and live entertainment.

Activities and entertainment start around 4pm.

If you would like to take part in the cook off, it will be $10 per camp oven, and $5 to sample a plate of the end result.

For more information contact Sharee on 0427238792.


Jerilderie people were deeply saddened to learn of the death of much respected former mayor of Jerilderie Terry Hogan last Wednesday.

Terry’s funeral is in Coleambally today at 11am at the Catholic Church.

Sympathy is extended to Terry’s wife Heather, their three sons and their families.


Sympathy is extended to Letitia DiLullo and her family following the recent death of their mother and grandmother, Elizabeth Montgomery.

A graveside service was held at the Jerilderie cemetery on Saturday morning.


Former principal of St Joseph’s Catholic School, Lindsay Dean, died on September 25 in Sydney, after a short illness. Lindsay was principal at St Joseph’s school during the 1980s.

His funeral was at the Catholic Church in Narromine on Tuesday.


Tidy Towns members will meet tomorrow night, October 5, at the Luke Park office from 6pm to 7pm.

New members are always welcome.


At the recent monthly meeting of the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary, two members who were unavailable for the presentations made at the August AGM were presented with Years of Service badges.

Vice president Lucy Sweeney presented president Nancy Locke with a 20 year badge, and Betty Sweeney with a 30 year badge.


Members of the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary are gearing up for a busy October.

There’s a Blumes Fashion showing on Thursday, October 12, followed by the inaugural Novelty Golf and Bowls day on Sunday, October 15.

Auxiliary members are hoping there will be a big turn out on the 15th, for a family day of golf and bowls to raise funds for our local health service.

Everyone is invited to participate.

Golf, in the form of a 9-hole Ambrose, will start at 9am, with the bowls starting about noon.

There will be experts in both golf and bowls to help you if you feel a little apprehensive.

Teams and individuals should register with the Sports Club on 58861445 by Friday, October 13.

If you don’t fancy your chances at golf, come along and join in the fun bowls after lunch.

Cost for golf is $30 a team of four. Bowls will be $5 per person.

There are lots of good trophies to be won, and a continuous raffle will provide extra interest throughout the day, with some interesting prizes.

A perpetual trophy for the winning golfer has been kindly donated by Ross and Irene Wells of Willandra Stud, with an extra $100 for the winner.

The Blumes event, featuring spring/summer wear, will be at the Community Centre and begin with morning tea at 10am.

Entry is $5, and there will be a lucky door prize and raffle.


Winners of the Catholic Women’s League raffle drawn on Friday, September 29, were Vicki Hardie ($100 IGA gift card) and Robert Tinkler ($30 pharmacy voucher).

Thanks to everyone who supported the stall on the day.

The Catholic Women’s League’s AGM will be held tomorrow at the Colony Inn Hotel, at 11am, with lunch to follow.

Members and non-members are most welcome.


Jerilderie Tennis Club’s Pre-harvest Friday night tennis competition will start on Friday, October 13, and will run for four to six weeks.

Players 16 years of age and over are invited to contact Carmen Lawton to express their interest. Phone 0427242148.


It was a busy day at the home of Chris Ellis on Saturday.

Lots of friends and family gathered for lunch to celebrate daughter Sasha’s 40th birthday, which was actually on September 26.

Sasha and her family travelled from Sydney on Thursday.

Happy birthday to Sasha, who received a special present from her mother — a Ros Lockhart floral painting called ‘Jar of Memory’.


Best wishes to Wynetta Purcell who celebrated her birthday on Friday, September 29.


In its 114th year the Jerilderie Football Club now has its own Hall of Fame, with the first inductions carried out at the recent end of year vote count/presentation night held in the Civic Hall.

At the inaugural induction, Tony Herrick was honoured for outstanding contribution to the club as administrator, secretary, treasurer, and volunteer.

A posthumous inductee was Neil McKinnon, as past player and administrator. The award was accepted by two of his daughters.

John Bryce was the third inductee, nominated as a player and administrator.

More details in today’s sport.


With the evenings getting longer and the weather at last becoming warmer, it might be a wonderful opportunity to take part in the Billabong Yanco ‘Wetland Wonders’ evening at the Ian Gilbert room on Tuesday, October 10.

This evening will provide information about the important plants, animals and services provided by the wetlands of the Billabong, Yanco and Colombo creeks.

There will be a presentation by wetland experts on frogs, fish, bugs and vegetation; and you can go on a Wetland Frog Walk and Talk, and learn how to identify frogs and tadpoles.

The evening will start at 5.30pm with a free community barbecue and refreshments, followed by the presentation at 6.30pm, and the walk at 7.30pm. It will finish at 8.30pm.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Anthony Conallin on (02)60512217 or 0428105889.


The Jerilderie Fishing Club will hold its annual Kids’ Fishing Competition at Lake Jerilderie, on Sunday, October 15, starting at 11am.

Bring your own gear and bait.

There will be a free barbecue, lots of prizes for various types of fish caught, and a casting competition.

The day will end at 1pm with presentation of prizes.

Contact Andrew Bell at the Jerilderie Bakery for more information, or just turn up at 11am on the Sunday.

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