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Register for Classic

By Southern Riverina News

Mother’s Day is a day to honour your mother, and to go to the Mother’s Day Classic Run and Walk along the Tocumwal Foreshore and back to the footy grounds.

You can register online or on the day.

You can wear your best running gear or you can dress up and have a ball, but the main aim is to join in and raise money for breast cancer research.

Be aware that road access to the boat ramps and Town Beach will be closed from 9am to 10.30am, during the Classic is on Sunday, May 13.

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Tocumwal Local Health Advisory Committee is liaising with the community once again to promote the early detection of cancers.

On Tuesday, May 8 from 10am there will be some experienced nurse specialists attending an information day at the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall front supper room.

If you have any questions about treatment, detection or care please come along to this casual session.

There will be a sausage sizzle at the front of the hall.

There was good attendance at the Farmers’ Market stall on April 21, with many people stopping to chat and pick up information leaflets. Many promised to attend on Tuesday.

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Auskick is back in 2018 and starts Friday, May 18. Venue and time to be announced.

You can get the Active Kids NSW voucher from Service NSW to register your child and allay some of the costs of this sport.

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Did you know the Berrigan Shire is supporting the Psych Support Clinic which provides culturally sensitive psychological support and is only a phone call away?

Assessment and treatment will be provided for symptoms of anger, grief and loss, low mood or depression, excessive worry, stress or panic, post traumatic experiences, obsessions or compulsions and other parenting, work/study, relationship and sleep disorders.

This is a free psychological service suitable for people 16 and older, and increases access to mental health treatment.

Experienced psychologists provide culturally and religiously sensitive services, offered in English, Arabic and Bengali.

There is no need for a medical referral but self-referral and referrals from GPs are welcomed. For appointments and questions, call 04016937425.

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Winter lawn bowls is on again.

There will be games for men’s pairs every Thursday in May. Be there at 10am for a 10.30am start. The $15 fee includes lunch and game.

There will be 12 ends per game, raffle with prizemoney and presentation by 3.15pm.

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Riders on the Australian Penny Farthing Tour were tracking through Tocumwal on Wednesday, but they slipped in and out of town with very little fanfare.

From their internet page we know they had ridden 115km from Corowa to get to Tocumwal along the Murray River roads.

They stayed overnight and went to dinner at the Riverside Gardens Restaurant before moving on to Echuca via Barmah.

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The bulk of the local rice harvest has now been completed.

It is pleasing to report that yields are way above average but the grain moisture has been very low.

This is due to the extremely dry weather during March and April, drying out the grain in the head of the rice stalk.

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It is fun to see all the little promising footballers out on the paddock each weekend.

Under the careful tutelage of Corey Herezo, they have been holding their own against teams from other clubs even though no scores are kept.

Corey is happy with the numbers and enthusiasm of his little crew.