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Grab a garage sale bargain in Mathoura

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

If you enjoy picking up a bargain then Mathoura is the place to be tomorrow.

There will be bargains galore at the annual Town Garage Sale.

A large number of households will take part in the event, offering a great variety of goods. To find them call in to the Mathoura General Store or Caltex Service Station to obtain a map.

Make sure you don’t miss the Mathoura Men’s Shed adjacent Mathoura Bowling Club.

The guys will not only have a range of items they have put together, but there will also be sizzling sausages and coffee.

Good luck with your bargain hunting.

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Local man Tony McCormick is showing plenty of fight as he battles a brain injury.

After eight days in the Austin Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit he has reportedly been moved to the ward, and hopefully closer to recovery.

Tony’s family and many friends have been wishing him well and, although he has a long road ahead, they’re confident he has the determination to see things through.

Keep your chin up Tony, and take care.

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The ‘pointy end’ of the Campaspe Valley District Bowls season is nigh, and Mathoura will be represented in the grand final.

Mathoura Bowling Club’s Division 4 team has earned its place in the most important game of the competition. The boys will come up against Lockington in the final which will be played at Moama.

Play starts at 1.30pm and locals are encouraged to make the trip south to support the team and help them bring home the prize.

Entries are invited for Mathoura Bowling Club’s 2 Bowl Singles Championship. Members intending to participate are encouraged to put their name on the list in the bowls office.

Players are also reminded the end of season camp will be held on the weekend of March 22.

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The cost for children’s sporting activities continues to grow each year.

However the NSW Government is helping by providing two Active Kids vouchers to make sport more accessible to children and affordable for parents.

To apply for the Active Kids Vouchers, parents can register online with Service NSW.

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Congratulations to Chris Roberts and Mick Humphreys — Mathoura Bowling Club’s Men’s Pairs Champions for 2019.

To make it even more special the win was their second in succession. The duo defeated Joe Murphy and Mick McDonald to claim the title.

The Men’s B Grade 21UP Singles title has gone to Barry Ireland with a good win over M Beeche.

Play in the 100UP Handicap has seen P Wilson defeat A Cowley.

Members are reminded the Men’s Bowls Committee AGM will be held on Monday, March 25 at 7.30pm.

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Mathoura Public School students will be ‘on their bikes’ next week as they participate in Ride2School Day.

Students may elect to ride their bikes, their scooters or walk with those from out of town encouraged to walk from the Post Office.

However, all participants are warned of the presence of the dreaded bindis and so select your mode of transport accordingly.

Breakfast will be served to students at the school from 8.30am and they will be able to take part in some activities under the COLA during the day.

The Ride2School Day will be held next Friday, March 22 so please take special care if you are driving in the vicinity of the school — or along the routes leading to it.