Sascha’s gold medal swim

October 04, 2017

Tocumwal’s super-fish Sascha Jones took gold in the 14 years 100 metre backstroke at the Victorian Age Swim Club Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre recently.

Sascha has been training with the Finley swim team and adds this great win to her list of successes which includes representing Australia at the International Children’s Games last year.


We woke up to daylight saving on Sunday, and like it or not it is here to stay.

Daylight saving gives us more time to be out and about and with the weather warming up there are sure to be plenty of events and activities we can undertake.


October 1 was International Older Persons Day and that heralds a month of activities designed for the enjoyment of our senior citizens.

Keep a watch on the SRN as plenty of senior citizen events are advertised.


October 10 is World Mental Health Day, another very important time to look after our mental health and to also look out for our friends. We can keep on asking ‘RUOK?’, and not confine it to one day a year.


See you at the polling station on October 14 for the by-election.

An important time for our region to ensure we are well represented in Sydney.

Remember to put a few dollars in your pocket for the school raffle to be held and drawn on the day.


Remember Probus meets at the footy pavilion on the second Thursday — October 12 this month — at 10am.

Fun and frolics for retirees of all ages. Life is too short to be serious.


The Tocumwal Farmers’ Market returns on the third Saturday of the month, October 21.

Starting at 8am with the best barbecue breakfast around, served with golden local orange juice or an espresso coffee, you are assured of a good start to the day.

Bring along your own mug to help save on waste.


The Foreshore Market returns on Saturday, November 4.

Last Saturday’s market was one of the best that Mr Bowman has organised.

There were many new stalls with interesting products as well as the old favourites.

The most interesting item seen on Saturday had to be the pearl oysters.

Customers selected an oyster and then a pearl was extracted, which could be added to ready-made jewellery fixings.

The surprise was that there were so many different colours amongst the pearls.


One of the groups sure to take advantage of the usual increase in visitors in November is the Cobram Quilters group.

Their exhibition over the Melbourne Cup weekend is held in the Yarroweyah Hall.

Here is a chance to see the works of these talented ladies, meet up with friends for a yummy morning or afternoon tea, and stock up on fabrics and notions from the trade stalls.

See you at the show where many Tocumwal ladies will be displaying their works.


Also on the Melbourne Cup weekend, Tocumwal will be hosting the Big Breakfast.

You can breakfast on a variety of culinary delights served by community groups and then go onto the Tocumwal Lions Club Hostel fete on the corner of Adams St and Barooga Rd.

Those in the know will tell you this is the place to buy very cheap plants and bric-a-brac.

A less serious pursuit is to have a few spinning wheel tickets and see if you can carry off a prize or two.

There will be a barbecue lunch, coffee and also home cooking for sale.


Be in Tocumwal on November 11 when the Victorian League will be at Apex Skate Park in Deniliquin St.

Come along and see what’s on for skate, scooter or BMX.

There will be free giveaways and prizes for those who attend and participate.


Our local pool opening depends on the hiring of casual pool life guards and Berrigan Shire is currently recruiting. If you are looking for a casual holiday job, follow it up.


The Tocumwal Memorial Hall AGM was held on September 25 and all positions are unchanged, with Sergio Redegalli returned as president and Leanne Marks as secretary/treasurer

The beautiful new curtains are in and will be appreciated by the Tocumwal Public School who have their school production on October 12.

Work will begin soon on the upgrade and restoration of the hall façade.


On Wednesday, October 25 at 6.30pm, Tocumwal Pharmacy is having a Christmas evening for their customers.

There will be drinks and nibbles and door prizes and discounts. Already the Christmas stock is coming in and it’s making the shop sparkle.

Should be a fun evening.


The last day of the Tocumwal Library holiday program is tomorrow.

It’s all about recycling and reusing rather than wasting.

It starts 10.30am and all resources are supplied at no cost. It is for all primary aged kids.


If you have anything you would like included in Tocumwal Tells, please contact Anne Jones on 58743424 or email [email protected]

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