Around Cootamundra – January 7

Around Cootamundra – January 7 CHRISTMAS JOYNow how special is this photo taken over Christmas when the ‘offspring’ of the late Tom and Ethel Meale all gathered here in Cootamundra, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (24 in total) to delight in catch up time.AND they are pictured here doing a little retail therapy at our Parker Street stores.
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FISHING ADVENTUREThe McAinsh boys, father David, son Gavin, and grandson Patrick pictured recently having a wonderful weekend fishing. All caught cod with Patrick’s being the biggest at 105cms but they were all caught and released to fight another day. What a great thrill for them all. AND Grandpa had to hold onto Patrick’s life vest so he didn’t end up in the water with the fish, it was SO big

REMEMBERING RUTHIt was with sadness that we report on the passing of Mrs Ruth Hulm.Ruth was a lifetime member of the Cootamundra community, a TOP lady who would do ANYTHING for you.When our children were little we moved to 6 Ursula Street and had as neighbours Ruth and her children (sadly her beloved husband Terry passed away at a very early age) , Barry and Sally Lawler, Albert and Lurle Fenning, the Paul Miers family and Ken and Esme Walsh. AND what happy years were spent there, Our children still recall the HAPPY DAYS of growing up in Ursula Street!AND Ruth’s much loved grandson Zac Hulm, at the age of 18 years, was diagnosed with leukaemia, the prognosis was not good and the doctors set about finding a compatible bone marrow donor. Family members were tested and grandmother Ruth Hulm was a perfect match. The operation went ahead in August, 1997, and the rest ‘is history’ – Zac is now a very fit and well man in his mid 30’s, thanks to his grandmothers gift!!AND of course Ruth’s association with the Cootamundra Rugby League Bulldogs is legendary. One could tell many a fun story of Ruth’s days watching her beloved Bulldogs play and giving referee Tommy Spain HEAPS if he was not doing the job to her liking!SYMPATHY is extended to her children David Hulm, Louise de Britt and Roslyn Hulm at this sad time.Ruth’s ‘farewell’ will take place tomorrow in the Sacred Heart Church, commencing at 11am.In lieu of flowers donations to the Southern Cross Care Cootamundra Retirement Village Auxiliary would be appreciated

ARCHIE’S ARRIVALWhat a gem of a photo – big sister Faith Hulford (aged 9) nursing her new baby brother Archie Thomas Hulford. Archie is the son of Ben and Erin Hulford, of Jilliby, Central Coast, and a grandson for Cootamundra couple Doug and Jenny Hulford. And great grandparents are Robert and Joy Green and Mrs Kay Hulford all of Cootamundra.CONGRATULATIONS to all.

TweetFacebookBOUND FOR PARKESIt’s that time of year when ‘thousands’ gather out at Parkes to commemorate the life of Elvis Presley.

On Friday a train will leave Central Station, every seat taken with fans of Elvis Presley, bound for a phenomenal weekend at Parkes.

If any locals are heading out that way this weekend we would LOVE photos!

MOVIE TIMELooking for something to do TODAY?

Well, in the Tin Shed Theatre at the Arts Centre a splendid movie is showing –

Titled ‘The Invisible Women’ staring Ralph Fines, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas.

A great English movie based on the life of Charles Dickens – at the height of his career Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who will become his secret lover until his death.

The times today are 10.30am then again at 7pm, plus Sunday next at 5pm.

And remember that the Tin Shed Theatre is air conditioned for your comfort.

And I will keep you tuned to a TOP movie event taking place on Australia Day (it does sound like SUCH FUN!!)

TAKING A BREAKCC’s at Christ Church Centre, there in Thompson Street, is taking a well earned break and will once again be ‘open for business’ mid month. I will keep you tuned.

US VISITORSHow nice for Marie and Harold Reid, of Cowcumbla Street, having their son Paul and his wife Julie visiting from the USA over Christmas.

Paul and Julie live in Texas where they are at the helm of an aviation business.

TOP RESULTSA number of local students have received excellent HSC results – Mitchell Trinder 93.05 and Joseph Lewis 81 (Mitchell flew out of Mascot International Airport earlier this week to do a Gap Year at a school in Gloucester, England.)

Also gaining top results were local girls Suzie Alderman 93.04, Annabelle Biddulph 97.

Proud grandparents George and Pat Fitzgerald were delighted for their granddaughter Samantha Doolan who attended Hennessy College, Young, and obtained a result of 92.

Greg and Colleen Hines, of Wallendbeen, were thrilled for their granddaughter Daisy Hines (the daughter of Gerard and Berenice Hines) who gained a mark of 99.01.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.

HERE TO STAYAND I am delighted to let everyone know that I will be continuing here this year at the Cootamundra Herald in my capacity as the ‘happy news lady’ writing the Around Cootamundra page.

So bring on a ‘bigger and better’ 2015 as we at the Herald move on to a ‘bigger andbetter’ Cootamundra Herald with our new technology.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.