Congratulations to Finley High School student Hayley Palmer, who has been granted the Murray Hut CWA of NSW STEM scholarship for the current year, providing financial support for her upcoming tertiary education.
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Hayley secured this award following an interview conducted by a panel that evaluated numerous highly qualified candidates.
Eligible applicants must have plans to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Hayley, who has obtained early admission, is set to embark on her nursing program at Charles Sturt University in Albury next year.
Finley Lions Club Christmas Xtravaganza is shaping up to be bigger and better this year when the event takes place at Finley Railway Park on Saturday, December 16.
Festivities will start at 5.30pm, and it is recommended you bring your own chair or rug.
Entry is free, and there will be carols, kids rides, food and drinks and, of course, a visit from the big fellow in the big red suit, Santa and his merry helpers.
The annual ‘Light Up Finley’ will be held by the Finley Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Inc., with the winners announced at the Christmas Xtravaganza.
So now is the time to pull the decorations out of the cupboard, dust them off and light up the community. Please register your entry at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCQW77K or at Con Carr Betta Home Living if you are unable to do online.
This annual event has proven very popular over the years and is a great way to bring our community together in peace and celebration, so be sure to mark the date on your calendar to go along and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.
The members of the CanAssist Finley branch would like to advise that the recent street stall was a great success, thanks to those who contributed cakes and saleable items, as well as the continuing support of the community.
There were numerous items of quality craft on sale, which proved very popular.
All funds raised by the Finley branch are used to assist local people during their journey with cancer.
The winners of the raffle were Heather Davis, who was thrilled with the first prize of a whole lamb, and Mark Bourk and Sue Brown, who were equally delighted with their prize of half a lamb.
The Finley community and business houses have always been so generous when it comes to assisting those in need, and with Christmas fast approaching and the high cost of living we are currently experiencing, there have never been more families struggling to make ends meet.
With this in mind, Riverina Food Share organisers are asking shoppers in Finley IGA to take the opportunity to buy something extra and place items in the box available at the checkout counters.
Riverina Food Share is operational at the Finley showgrounds each Thursday morning, and it is anticipated the hours may be expanded in the New Year.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Davina on 0418 623 115.
Jenny Tarrant would like to apologise to the many supporters who attempted to purchase her well-known cooking at the stall for MND, which was to have taken place on November 29.
Unfortunately, she was in Deniliquin when it became flooded after heavy rain and was unable to return home.
However, she will be back on deck with the street stall scheduled for December 13 and looks forward to catching up with everyone then.
Parishioners of Finley Church of England enjoyed a lovely barbecue together recently and had the opportunity to draw the raffle they have been conducting.
Harry Rorato was fortunate to win the side of lamb, with Karen Dunn and Wendy Sutton delighted with their win of a voucher.
On Christmas Day, there will be a communion service at 10am with the Rev Tassie Pappas, the celebrant.
Tassie, from Tocumwal, has filled in on other occasions and has proved very popular in the Parish.
Members of Finley Church of England would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and a successful and peaceful New Year.
Finley High School students and teachers continue to show the high standard set by the school with projects assisting those in our community who are less fortunate in life.
A recent fundraiser carried out by the SRC for ‘Movember’ saw a magnificent $4000 raised, with every cent and every discussion going a step closer to supporting men’s health.
The Berrigan Shire residents can be justifiably proud of the younger members of our community.
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