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Students pause for Remembrance Day

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November 15, 2017

Berrigan Public and St Columba’s School students joined together to commemorate Remembrance Day on Monday.

Students in Year 5 and 6 have been studying local identities who served at war. Among those names were Douglas Cameron, Willis Way, Clarrie Thornton, Maxwell Pyle, VJ Rockliff, Herbert Brown, Albert Madill, Ray Burwood, Thomas Dalgliesh, Ted Powell and Henry Martin.

The Remembrance Day service was organised by the CWA committee with the assistance of the RSL Sub-Branch.

A wonderful turnout by the community who enjoyed the students’ public speaking. A beautiful morning tea was then served at the CWA rooms.

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Berrigan Local Health Advisory Committee invites residents of Berrigan to a barbecue to learn about Cancer Screening – which just may save your life.

The evening is on Wednesday, November 22 from 6pm.

Melissa Nixon from the Cancer Council will talk about free cancer screening that is available to residents.

Please RSVP to the Berrigan Pharmacy by November 20 for catering purposes.

This function is an initiative of Berrigan LHAC in partnership with Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, Murrumbidgee Local Health District and Cancer Council of NSW.

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On Friday, December 1 the Berrigan District Development Association will hold the Berrigan Night Market Night.

There will be plenty of entertainment for everyone, the Red Cross Fashion Extravaganza, food and fashion, and fresh local food, and live music from Damien Taylor.

Chanter St comes alive from 6pm till late.

Please note that Chanter St will be closed to traffic and the alcohol ban is lifted from 5pm–10pm.

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Every Friday the Berrigan Community Golf and Bowls Club will be running a Canadian Foursomes for people looking to have a go at golf and children wishing to play. Children will be asked to play with an adult if possible.

The game is played with two players both hitting off at the tee then picking the best shot to hit from then hitting alternate shots for the rest of the hole.

This is a great way to have a go and a quick game to play.

A barbecue will be available after play so please come and enjoy a friendly game of golf starting at 5pm to 6pm hit-off times.

Barefoot Bowls is on Thursday evenings from 7pm. All welcome. Please have names down by 6.30pm. Teams of four players.

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Berrigan Pool Committee has opened morning laps to the public.

The pool is open from 6am-7am, cost is $50 and all money will go back into the renovations of the pool.

The pool will officially open this Friday at 3pm with a sausage sizzle at 5.30pm until 7pm.

This season will again see subsidised entry for our local schools, families and visitors.

Last season’s upgrades at the pool include new equipment, shed and barbecue, sun shades, lane ropes and very welcomed steps.

Committee members over the break this year have installed an automated sprinkler system, repainted the pool outer perimeters, renovated and painted the canteen and added a new fridge/freezer.

Members look forward to seeing everyone there on opening night.

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The Berrigan Community Golf and Bowling Club invite the community to come along on Thursday nights to the Club Super Draw.

Between 7-9pm there will be a draw for $1400. You must be a social member of the club and be present and 18 or over to be eligible to win.

See you there tomorrow night!

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The BDDA has received an offer to remove old car bodies from properties free of charge. Members invite you to take up this opportunity to reclaim your beautiful garden landscape.

There are many unregistered vehicles lying untouched and unloved around Berrigan. It may be a prized project that has yet to be started or an idea that did not work out, or perhaps you just don’t have a means to get rid of the vehicle.

Whatever the reason, if you would like to have your old vehicle removed please call Joe Cottam to arrange the pick-up. Joe can be contacted on 0428594539.

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Berrigan Lions Club will be holding the Senior Citizens Christmas party on Sunday, December 3 at the hall supper room. Please RSVP to Peppertree.

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Would you like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? If you can spare one weekend a month you can help by delivering meals. Please contact Kim Arnold on 0427011224.

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On November 15 (tonight) there will be a breast cancer awareness session at the Berrigan Pharmacy at 5pm. All welcome to come along.

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