Kay’s Great fundraiser ride

November 15, 2017

Our local cycling wonder woman, Kay Huggins, recently undertook to ride 1200km in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for Kids with Cancer.

The rides are GPS tracked and are accumulative. Last month Kay rode 1207km, raising $1530.

Kay has expressed her thanks to all those who supported her for this worthy cause.

Congratulations to Kay on a wonderful effort and a great result.


Bookings close this afternoon at the Jerilderie office of Murrumbidgee Council for the Sir John Monash Lecture and Dinner, to be held November 24, at the Civic Hall.

Tickets for the dinner are $50, which includes a two course meal, with bar available.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Pat McGee who died on Thursday — Pat’s daughter Cecilia, her son Terry, and their families, and friends of Pat.

Pat’s funeral will be held at Joseph’s Catholic Church today at 2pm.


On November 23, the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary members will hold their last meeting for the year from noon for 12.30pm, with lunch at Rita & Guy’s Chinese Restaurant at the Sports Club.

Please advise Judy for catering purposes on 58861241 by this Friday.


A fun social night at the Jerilderie Sports Club last Friday was attended by members of both school communities, and families.

Although numbers were perhaps not quite up to expectations, those who did attend enjoyed the chance to learn some new skills on the bowling greens, and to try out some board games.

Thanks to Col Bryce, Betty Conn and Lucy Gurcuillo who gave of their time to impart the skills required for bowls.

By the time the light faded some of the younger players were proving they were quick learners.

Many took the opportunity to share meals in the restaurant.


St Joseph’s School community will be holding a farewell dinner for Mandy Catena who has resigned from the position of principal and finishes her six year tenure at the end of the term.

The function will be on Friday, December 1 at the Colony Inn Hotel, from 6pm.

As numbers are necessarily limited, those wishing to attend are asked to leave their names at the office at St Joseph’s as soon as possible. Phone 58861475.


St Joseph’s presentation night will be held at 6pm on December 12. The end of year mass will be at 9.30am on December 14.


With warmer weather and balmy nights at last descending on us, an evening in the garden at Ye Olde Bank at 45 Jerilderie St would be an ideal way to pass the time.

Western Riverina Arts is hosting a free Arts Networking Session, from 6pm to 8pm, on November 23, in Beth & Roy’s beautiful garden.

Artists and creative people are invited to network with like-minded individuals for a couple of hours while enjoying wine and hors d’ourves, and listen to local artists speak about their work and recent projects.

RSVP via [email protected] or phone 0428882059.


Jerilderie Public School will be 150 years old in 2019, having been officially opened in July 1869.

According to departmental records it is the 253rd oldest public school in NSW still operating.

A sub-committee of the school P&C has been formed to plan celebrations of this significant milestone.

September 22, 2019 has been designated as the day for all past and present students to join with the P&C to make this a memorable occasion.

The day will coincide with events proposed by Murrumbidgee Council and the Race Club for the same weekend.

Distinguished guest speaker will be Michael Bennett, the great grandson of former JPS student Sir John Monash.

Former students and staff and anyone associated with the school in any way is asked to spread the word to reach as many ex-JPS people as possible.

Local historian Laurie Henery is assisting the P&C with compiling a commemorative booklet on the history of the school, and would appreciate hearing from anybody with anecdotes, photos, memorabilia, etc.


Students from both primary schools engaged in a wonderful performance by Musica Viva at the Public School recently. Music from the 1930s, Gypsy swing, ragtime and hot jazz on guitars, violins, and double bass, kept the feet tapping and the heads bobbing.


Both primary schools gathered at the Cenotaph with Laurie Blackmore for a wreath laying ceremony to mark Remembrance Day on Friday.

A small crowd of locals gathered on Saturday morning to observe a minute’s silence at 11am and lay wreaths on behalf of Murrumbidgee Council and various organisations in town. This service was also conducted by Laurie Blackmore on behalf of the local RSL.


Jerilderie Red Cross will be holding a Christmas street stall on Friday. Any donations will be gratefully received.

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