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Jennifer claims $50 prize

Jennifer McNamara (pictured) now has a little bit of extra cash with which to spoil herself and continue her recent birthday celebrations.. This week, she was plucked out of the entry box as the winner of a $50 Shop Locally and Win voucher

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James Bennett
Oct 25 2017
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Fields cash is flowing

The Strawberry Fields Festival is set to donate $25,000 to eight local organisations as part of its annual community grants scheme.. By setting aside a portion of every ticket sale to the festival and fundraising through activities on site &mdash

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Contributor
Oct 25 2017
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Finley High’s big event to help beat the blues

Finley High School students and staff have continued their effort to proactively improve and raise awareness for youth mental wellbeing.. It’s annual Blue Day on Friday was held as part of Mental Health Month, and was was run by the

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James Bennett
Oct 25 2017
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Finley stud aims for third Elders expo win

Finley’s John Jamieson has never missed attending or competing in the Elders Riverina Sheep Expo.. At the ninth annual expo, to be held Friday next week (August 18), Mr Jamieson hopes to add to the two broad ribbons he’s picked up at the

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Southern Rive...
Aug 09 2017
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Yuri’s cultural...

Having studied English from home in Osaka, Japan for five years, Yuri Kishinaka says spending a month in the Southern Riverina will help her to hone her skills.. Yuri will attend classes at Finley High School until the end of this month.. She is

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Southern Rive...
Aug 09 2017
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Blighty’s gentleman

He was a farmer and keen sportsman, but Donald Gilbert Henderson’s most memorable work was as a Conargo Shire Councillor.. Aged 87, Donald Snr (pictured) died on Friday as a result of medical complications following a fall.. The father of

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Southern Rive...
Aug 09 2017
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Koala media frenzy

Tocumwal is the talk of the world’s media this week, after photographs of a koala which wandered into the local pharmacy on Friday afternoon went ‘viral’.. The United Kingdom, Hungary and Malaysia are among the countries to have

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Southern Rive...
Aug 09 2017
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Finley recruit leaves Navy

After 40 years, former Finley resident John Scarfe is retiring from active service in the Australian Navy.. Mr Scarfe left Finley to join the Navy in 1976 as a junior recruit after an Australian Defence Force recruiting drive through the region

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Southern Rive...
Aug 05 2017
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Newell petition

Former NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay is petitioning the NSW Government to maintain a 110km/h speed limit on the Newell Highway.. The NSW Member of the Legislative Council says he wants to pre-empt any future discussion about reducing the speed

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Southern Rive...
Aug 05 2017
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Murrumbidgee election nominations now open

Murrumbidgee Council is calling for capable and passionate people to nominate for September’s election.. The election — to be held on Saturday, September 9 — will mark the first opportunity for residents to nominate themselves or

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Southern Rive...
Aug 05 2017
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Govt. grant access...

Community organisations will have more opportunities to apply for funding of local projects as part of changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants, according to Member for Albury Greg Aplin.. Mr Aplin said the changes will make it

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Reusable shopping bags...

Ten local volunteers and Jerilderie Public School students are getting together every Friday morning to sew shopping bags for the Jerilderie community.. Boomerang Bags is an Australia-wide, environmentally friendly initiative that encourages

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Intereach to turn...

Local support group Intereach is calling on people in the Riverina community to wear purple on August 25 to support diversity.. The aim of event is to teach people about tolerance and inclusion throughout communities.. Finley Hub Coordinator June

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Council: Test for asbestos

All local home owners are being urged by Berrigan Shire Council to apply for free loose-fill asbestos insulation testing.. Recent testing has shown at least 20 properties in the Berrigan Shire have tested positive for loose-fill asbestos.. Council

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Forensic fun to start high school

Finley High School hosted 110 Year 6 students from surrounding public and Catholic schools on Thursday as part of an orientation day.. The day — titled ‘Forensic Day’ — helps the young students with the transition from

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Basin board nominee hits back at criticism

Deniliquin’s Perin Davey has defended herself against a scathing attack from South Australian Water Minister Ian Hunter.. News of Ms Davey’s nomination to the Murray Darling Basin Authority board seemingly incensed the minister, who

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Irrigators’ ire

Murray Valley Private Diverters acting chairman John Lolicato said he was extremely disappointed and concerned with allegations raised on the ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday last week.. The program brought to light allegations of meter

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Southern Rive...
Aug 04 2017
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Seniors funding

Applications are now open for funding to help run NSW Seniors Week activities in 2018.. Member for Albury Greg Aplin said grants of up to $10,000 are available for the festival’s 60th year — to run April 4 to 15, 2018.. For the first

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Southern Rive...
Aug 03 2017
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Grandparent of the Year

Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.. Member for Albury Greg Aplin said it’s a chance to nominate stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families and the local community

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Southern Rive...
Aug 03 2017
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