Dancing Stars spotted rehearsing

July 13, 2017

Practice is well under way by the contestants for the Biralee Preschool Dancing With The Stars to be held on August 12.

Ticket sales opened at Murray Hut Clothing yesterday and are off to a very good start.

Anna Jewel and Peter Brunt were performing some very interesting steps under the tuition of Vicki Ackers at the Finley RS Club auditorium last Wednesday night.

And if these two are any indication of the standard to be expected from the other contestants, those attending this important fundraiser are in for a treat.

Please remember, members of the community are welcome to call into Finley Newsagency and submit as many votes as they wish for the couple they would like to win the viewers’ choice award. Every $1 you contribute equals one viewer vote.

More information on the other participating dancers — Michael Littlejohn and Di Gray; Marcia Pyle and Greg Lawlor; Emma Hurlston and Paul Bramley; Ally Rourke and Matt Clarke will be included in upcoming editions of From Finley.


Members of the Finley RSL Sub Branch have been conducting a very successful raffle recently and would like to thank all who have supported this fundraiser in any way.

Winner of the homemade jams hamper was Enid May. Second prize, a box of giftware, went to G Martin and Annie Wood was delighted with the third prize of a warm beanie and gloves set.

Members are reminded that the usual monthly meeting will be held at the Finley RS Club this evening at 7pm.

New members are always welcome.

The secretary, Don McKellar, can be contacted on 0459160749 for any further information.


Anyone who has had cause to enter the Finley Hospital from the nursing home end recently will have noticed two very important innovations.

Firstly, there is a hand sanitising station provided for visitors to encourage the practise of sanitising hands when coming and going from visiting the hospital.

Secondly, on display in very bright colours in the corridor just near the nurses’ station is a ‘Rainbow Board’ which magnificently displays the 10 National Standards by which the hospital operates.

These standards are very clearly identified with ownership for each taken on by ‘champions’ within the hospital staff. It looks great and provides a wonderful visual exhibition.

National standards focus on providing the highest achievable quality for patients and their families covering a broad spectrum of health services.

The standards are designed in partnership with clinicians and policy makers to ensure they provide for effective health services and overall value.

These two improvements are just some changes brought about through new manager Sarah Wilkinson.

Sarah came to Finley, together with her husband Anthony Bootes, in October last year having worked in Townsville for many years.

Anthony has taken a position with Baxter’s Transport and he and Sarah are looking forward to settling into the community and making new friends.

Sarah places high priority on maintaining and improving health procedures and is very appreciative of the assistance and guidance she is receiving from members of the Local Health Advisory Committee.


Members of the Uniting Church would like to advise that, due to unforseen circumstances, the Friendship Morning and film showing which was due to be held at the hall tomorrow morning, has had to be cancelled.

Hopefully, arrangements will return to normal next month.


A reminder the annual meeting of Langunyah Finley Red Cross is to be held at Lyn Little’s home today.


All Berrigan Shire Libraries are holding events for children over the school holidays and Finley branch had a great response last Wednesday.

All were engrossed in a colouring competition under the guidance of librarian Jo Steinfort’s daughter Lucy.

Lucy is currently studying physiotherapy at university in Albury and took the opportunity to do some of the community work required during her course.

There will be another session at Finley Library today at 10.30am and all works will go on display.

There will be one graphic novel prize for each branch.

So be sure to visit your local library and vote for who you consider worthy of the prize.

Not only does Finley Library have plenty on offer during school holidays, there are some very comfortable facilities available for use by all members of the community — meeting rooms, computers, books and just a quiet comfortable place to sit and read.

The competition for most knitted wool squares is heating up in all areas of the shire and all Finley knitters are encouraged to become involved.

There are copies of the pattern for the squares available at the library and some quantity of wool.

However, anyone who has spare wool in the cupboard they would like to contribute, it would be most appreciated.


Winner of last Saturday’s Finley Lions Club wood raffle was Tony Partridge.

The members would like to thank the community for the continuing support and are very happy that so many have benefited from the wood during this exceptionally cold winter.


Items for From Finley may be submitted by phoning 0428293922 or email, or left at the Southern Riverina News office.

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