Farewell to Jerilderie friends

December 27, 2017

The year ended with a couple of farewells to well-known local people moving to a new chapter in their lives.

Trevor and Narelle Basset and their children have moved to Swan Hill, and Wil Hamilton will be taking up residence in Wangaratta in the new year.

We wish them all every happiness in their new homes, and hope they will return from time to time to keep in touch with their Jerilderie friends.


Just a reminder that the Jerilderie library will re-open after Christmas, on Wednesday. January 3, 2018.


Healthy Hearts exercise classes (Tuesday and Friday mornings) will resume on Tuesday, January 2 at the Jerilderie Sporting Complex.


Happy 18th birthday to Zac Rochford who celebrated with family at the Sports Club Restaurant on the Saturday night before Christmas.


Happy wedding anniversary to Helene and Justin Mortlock, for Christmas Day!


Jerilderie Medical Centre will be closed over the Christmas holidays, and will re-open on January 2.

For any emergencies contact the local hospital.

Berrigan Hospital will be on call from December 29 to January 1.


Jerilderie Public School presentation night was held on Wednesday, December 13.

A big crowd took advantage of the cool of the classrooms for the award presentations before enjoying a lovely barbecue tea in the shady school grounds.

Travis Lawton was named Dux of the School, and also received the John Monash award for outstanding personal achievement.

Other major awards recipients were:

Greg Aplin MP award for citizenship – Lucy Simpson.

Lions award for public speaking – Lucy Simpson.

Michelle Rowe award for courage and determination – Harmony Patu.

CWA encouragement award – Tobiah Hurd.

Apex award for performing arts – Sourajit Roy Shudhho.

Teachers Association award for consistent effort and application – Sourajit Roy Shudhho.

RSL Scholarship – Georgia Linder-Mason.

Masonic Lodge Quiet Achiever award – Jonathon Shen.

Sharon Fahey IT awards for outstanding application – Zoe Basset (Stage 1); Dan Eldridge (Stage 2), Kyle Wilkinson (Stage 3).

Class awards: Kinder (to celebrate the first year at JPS) – Jacinta Eldridge, Sama Swaid, Danielle Wilkinson, Rehan Rasooly, Lucas Moffat; For consistent effort and application – Stella Williams (Year 1), Logan Eldridge (Year 2), Audrey Bradford (Year 3), Chelsea Winn (Year 4) and Abbey A’Vard (Year 5).

Cross Country – Lucy Simpson (12 yrs girl), Travis Lawton (12 yrs boy), Abbey A’Vard (11 yrs girl), Joe Martin (11 yrs boy), Chelsea Winn (10 yrs girl), Dan Eldridge (10 yrs boy), Joselyn Hurd (8/9 yrs girl), Logan Eldridge (8/9 yrs boy).

Athletics – Snr girl champion Lucy Simpson; Snr boy Cruz Nash; 11 yr girl Georgia Linder-Mason and Ellie Simpson; 11 yr boy Joe Martin; Jnr girl Chelsea Winn; Jnr boy Dan Eldridge; Minor girl Zoe Basset; Minor boy Evan Lawton.

Swimming – Snr girl Lucy Simpson; Snr boy Travis Lawton; 11 yr girl Abbey A’Vard; 11 yr boy Joe Martin; Jnr girl Chelsea Winn; Jnr boy Dan Eldridge; Minor boy Evan Lawton.

Sportsmanship and Prowess – Harmony Patu and Travis Lawton.

Premiers Medal – Lucy Simpson.

House awards: Algudgerie – the Bryce Cross Country Shield, and the McKinnon Cup (Athletics); Colombo – The Robertson Shield (House), and the Ellis Shield (Swimming).


Jerilderie Lions Club members distributed Lions 2018 calendars before Christmas.

Most households in town should now have a copy, and businesses and out of town properties will receive their copies after Christmas.

If you haven’t received a calendar by the end of the year, please contact Richard Wright or Paul Ryan.

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