Fundraiser to support Can Assist

June 14, 2018

Kim Scott purchasing raffle tickets Saturday morning from Lions members Ron Beattie and Peter Markham.

Jean Heydleam of Tallawang with her dog Zahlee and Pip Hudson of Gallgong with Cuba.

Ron Pollock of Beechworth.

The Finley branch of Can Assist will be hosting a raffle night on Friday June 15 at the Finley Bowling Club starting at 6.30pm, with the raffles being drawn from 7.30pm.

Everyone is invited to come along and be part of this worthy fundraising event.

Further information is available by contacting Colleen Rockliff at Can Assist on 0499923134.


Finley Uniting Church is inviting everyone to its Friendship Morning to be held in the Church hall, Coree St, at 10am tomorrow.

The morning will conclude with a light lunch.

Saturday, June 16 will see the Crazy June Whist afternoon starting at 1.30pm.

All are welcome to come along and enjoy the fellowship of both activities.


Biralee Preschool is excited to have received a grant from the Department of Education and Communities for the upgrading of Quality Learning Environments.

The grant will provide the preschool with the upgraded grassed areas, solar lighting, bus drop off and pick up spot and fencing.

It is also anticipated some much needed Bush Kinder resources will be purchased.

Preschool director Jessica Williams expressed great excitement with the improvements and equipment the grant will provide for this community-based preschool.


Ron Beattie and Peter Markham of the Finley Lions Club were busy selling raffle tickets for the Lions weekly winter wood raffles on Saturday morning.

The Finley Lions collect the wood and all profits are returned to the community through our local schools and other local facilities.

Please take the time to stop, have a chat and purchase a ticket or three next time you are in town on a Saturday morning.

Congratulations to Saturday, June 9 winner Barry Grey.


Last weekend marked the third annual running of the Finley Sheep Dog Trials hosted by the Finley Show Society.

Organiser David Webb said there were competitors from Tasmania, Victoria and NSW participating over the five days starting on Thursday and running until Monday lunchtime.

The arena trials showcased the dogs working in the paddock with their handler and sheep.

The yard trials will be held during the Finley Show in September; each of these trials demonstrate the demanding and challenging sport for both handlers and dogs.

Finley Show Society Inc. gratefully acknowledge the support of Carson Thomas for the supply of the trial sheep and Kevin Sexton for transporting the sheep. Congratulations to all competitors.

The Finley Show Society has bags of DogPro Plus Working Dog feed for sale for $25 each.

Please contact the secretary on 0499872437 to arrange purchase.


This Saturday will see the final evening performance of ‘The Umpire Strikes Back’ performed by Finley Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society at the School of Arts.

This will be followed by a matinee and closing performance Sunday.

To all performers, “break a leg”, and I’m sure Finley will be holding its collective breath waiting for the next production.


Thanks to those who have already registered for the new beginners Tai Chi Class which is open for men and women.

Veronica is looking forward to meeting you at the RS Club tomorrow.

You can also register tomorrow at 11am or phone Veronica 58834438.

Cost is a gold coin donation.


I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Anne Freestone for her dedication and commitment to the Southern Riverina News over the past nine years.

Anne has been extremely generous with her time and great knowledge to help me take my first steps with the ‘From Finley’ column.

She assures me she has lots of other activities planned for the future, many of which I believe involve long walks chasing a small white ball and hopefully hitting some holes-in-one.

I’m sure the people of Finley wish Anne and Bill all the very best in their next adventures.

Please feel free to call or email me with your upcoming activities and events, I am looking forward to sharing with the rest of Finley and surrounding towns, what’s happening in Finley.

Phone 0401318263 or 58832251 or email at [email protected]

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