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Emergency lesson for youngsters

Local NSW Ambulance and Finley Fire & Rescue personnel helped make learning fun for children during the school holidays last week.. The paramedics and firefighters attended Biralee Preschool’s Out Of School Hours (OOSH) holiday program for

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Jul 12 2017
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Lions look back while marking 40th

Forty-three Lions and guests attended the Jerilderie Lions Club’s 40th birthday and changeover dinner on Monday night, in the Ian Gilbert Room of the Jerilderie Civic Hall.. Lions from the Finley, Berrigan, Coleambally and Oaklands clubs, as

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Jul 12 2017
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Suspect Census

Census figures which show a decline in all basic statistics for the Jerilderie township are probably inaccurate, according to Murrumbidgee Council general manager Craig Moffitt.. Mr Moffitt says there is a belief locally that the statistics for

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Jul 12 2017
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Community program helps fund upgrades

The ongoing development of the Finley Apex Sports & Community Centre has been assisted by Finley IGA.. Through its Community Chest program, the local business will continue to donate money to continue the works to upgrade the complex.. Some of

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Jul 05 2017
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Challenge issued to...

Come and debate the issues and show us the background on which your conclusions have been based.. This is the invitation offered by community leaders in the NSW Murray Valley to the Wentworth Group, following its comment this week that it wants even

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Jul 05 2017
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Festival’s first...

The Strawberry Fields Festival will bring an array of international and home-grown artists to the bush from November 17 to 19 this year.. Held on the banks of the Murray River near Tocumwal, the festival is an annual celebration of art, sound and

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Jul 05 2017
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Finley Rotary...

Bruce Atkinson has handed over the reins of the Finley Rotary Club to Bert Wulz.. The ceremonious event was held as part of the annual changeover dinner, held at Finley Bowling Club late last month.. Mr Atkinson, in giving his final address as

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Jul 05 2017
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MIL meets with water leaders

Murray Irrigation has completed an intense round of talks with leaders in national water reform.. Company representatives, including CEO Michael Renehan and Chairman Bruce Simpson, last week travelled to Sydney and Canberra to provide a snapshot of

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Jul 05 2017
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Funding for War Memorial’s facade

The Tocumwal War Memorial Hall has received $4000 of state government funding to go towards upgrading its front facade.. The hall’s facade features two tiled mosaic honour rolls for those who served during World War I.. War Memorial Hall

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Jul 05 2017
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Dry times despite frosty winter chill

The Southern Riverina area has recorded its driest June in more than 30 years, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.. The Tocumwal BoM site recorded just 1.8mm of rain for the first month of winter, the driest June the district has seen since

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Jul 05 2017
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Fire melts meter box...

Firefighters were called to a fire at a Hennessy St property in Tocumwal on Friday evening.. Six firefighters from Tocumwal Fire and Rescue responded to the call about 8pm after a home’s meter box caught fire, according to brigade Captain Ian

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Jul 05 2017
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Growing shire

Berrigan Shire Council is expected to challenge NSW Department of Planning data which indicates it is in a long-term population decline.. It follows the release of the 2016 Census data last week which showed for the third consecutive Census period

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Jul 05 2017
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Emergency levy on hold

An emergency services levy that was scheduled to be implemented from July 1 has been postponed.. The NSW Government has decided to delay the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) ‘‘to ensure small to medium

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Jun 23 2017
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Truck wash upgrade cash

Jerilderie has been awarded a share of a $10 million joint initiative between the NSW and Australian Governments to build and upgrade truck wash-out facilities.. Member for Albury Greg Aplin confirmed the Jerilderie Truck Wash would receive

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Jun 23 2017
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Lifesaving fund

Member for Albury Greg Aplin is encouraging community sports clubs in the Southern Riverina to apply for a fifty per cent co-funding contribution for a lifesaving defibrillator.. Mr Aplin said as part of the 2017-2018 Budget, $4 million would be

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Jun 23 2017
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Technology investment

Member for Albury Greg Aplin has welcomed the $46 million investment of the NSW Government’s Connecting Country Schools program.. He said it will see a wireless connectivity upgrade at 43 schools across the electorate, including Jerilderie

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Jun 23 2017
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Fun run raises money...

Finley Public School students hit the track last Friday to raise money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS.. The fun run was held to support Cobram man Adrian Hayward, who participated in the Cairns Ironman Pacific Championships

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Jun 23 2017
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A princely performance

Tocumwal Sacred Heart Primary School students showed off their acting skills with a performance of ‘The Frog Prince’ last Wednesday.. About 80 people attended the matinee, with another 90 at the main production that evening.. A dram

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Jun 23 2017
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Massive cost to...

Taking water from productive use in the NSW Murray region is coming at a massive cost to its communities.. That’s the stark finding from a socio-economic study into impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. It shows the reduction in water for

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Jun 21 2017
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