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Fashion fundraiser’s worthy cause

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August 12, 2017

The Mathoura Hospital Auxiliary’s Blumes Fashion presentations are always popular with fashion conscious locals.

However, the events are not simply to introduce people to great fashion.

They are also fundraisers for the auxiliary’s many great causes.

Funds raised by the September 20 event will go towards the purchase of two wheelchairs for use by the Community Nurse.

So if you want to be both fashionable and supportive of a worthy cause don’t forget the event at the War Memorial Hall.

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Locals have been saddened by the recent passing of local lady, Brenda Johnson.

Brenda was laid to rest on Wednesday following a service at the Moama Catholic Church.

Loved and cherished wife of Ken, she was a devoted mother to James, Sean and Kylie.

She was also a mother-in-law to Michelle and Carolina and Grandma to Angus.

Sympathy is extended to Ken and the family.

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The recent wet weather caused cancellation of Mathoura Golf Club’s Mixed Medley 4BBB tournament on Tuesday, with the course too wet for play.

However, the club is hoping for improved conditions to allow this weekend’s event to go ahead.

All being well the sun will shine and entries for its Annual Men’s Open Tournament on Sunday.

Players can be assured of a great day, with plenty of valuable prizes up for grabs.

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Book Week festivities will see some unusual sights at Mathoura Public School later in the month.

August 21 has been set aside for a Book Week Parade as the youngsters ‘Escape to Everywhere’.

Students are being encouraged to dress up as book characters or in costumes to match the theme.

It should be an interesting day at school.

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It could be said that Lady Luck took the weekend off with wins few and far between for Mathoura Football Netball Club in last week’s round.

Only four teams were successful in the club’s encounter against Jerilderie. They were the reserve footballers along with the B, C reserve and Under 15 netballers.

Best for the ‘Twos’ in their 49 to 37 point win were D Miller, C Taylor, C Newman, L Egan, J Leeman and T Sparey.

The B Grade, C Reserve and Under 15 netballers all collected the four points.

B Grade holds down second place on the ladder while C Reserve is equal fourth. Under 17 girls have fourth place all to themselves while Under 15s is fifth and Under 13s sixth.

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All local men are being encouraged to put a circle around Friday, September 8 on the calendar.

The day will be a highlight of their year as Mathoura Public School hosts Blokes’ Day.

The school’s version of Father’s Day, it will feature great interaction between the students and their guests with lots of football themed activities, great food and friendly rivalry.

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