NDIS – St Vincent de Paul Society

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MERRIWA ANGLICAN PARISH

CHRISTMAS IN JULY LUNCHEON

Date:      Saturday 20 July 2019

Time:      12 noon for 12.30 pm

Where:   Anglican Parish Hall

Tickets:   $25.00 per person;  children under 12 yrs $10.00

Menu:      Delicious Baked Meal with Variety of Sweets.

Tea & Coffee and Festive slices.

Soft drink supplied.   BYO.

All welcome to join in the celebrations, including raffle.

Tickets available from Di’s Clothing Patch until Friday 12/7/2019

Jenny Finnie

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Flu Update

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Merriwa Library Activities

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Merriwa Changeover Dinner

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UHSC Merriwa Youth Centre July Programme

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Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre
and Men’s Shed

Attention all members of the Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre and Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday July 25, 2019, at 2.30pm.

The Venue is the Men’s Shed – located behind the Tourist Welcoming Centre. Plenty of parking available.
Edith Shipway

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Gummun Place Hostel

WALTZ BACK IN TIME
When July 24
Where residents and the community can share information about Merriwa’s past. This is a monthly event so please come along and share your stories with others.

TWILIGHT BINGO
When July 31
With great prizes to be won. Cost is $2.00 per book of 20 games.
Prizes given for lines and full cards.
Time Starts 3.00pm -5.15pm

MOSAICKING WORKSHOP
Will start September 5 continuing through to November 14 names to Julie Wilton or Sue Duggan.

This is a fully funded project from Merriwa Tourist and Welcoming Centre and the Upper Hunter Shire Council with no cost to attendees.

Time from 10.00am-12noon and 1.00-3.00pm.
Please bring lunch. Morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Sue Duggan and Julie Wilton

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Merriwa Senior Citizens
COMING EVENTS

Come and enjoy XMAS IN WINTER at Buttai Barn on Wednesday July 31. Departing Merriwa with Cowans at 8.15am.

Total cost: $84.00 includes morning tea, lunch and entertainment at Buttai Barn for $44.00 and the remainder is travel with Cowans for $40.00.
Please contact Mary on 6548 2383.
Mary O’Neill

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Merriwa CWA
JUNIOR COOKING DAY

We have our Junior Cooking Day coming up next month, so I hope you are able to come.

When: Tuesday July 9
Where: CWA Rooms
Time: 10.30am
Cooking: Rock Cakes
Craft: Mask and Finger Puppets

Morning tea and light lunch provided and DVD’s to watch.

OUR NEXT MEETING
Our next meeting is Monday July 8 at 10.00am at the CWA Rooms, 159 Bettington Street, Merriwa. New members are always welcome.

Enquiries to: Penelope Fenley on 6548 3060 or Kim Clydsdale on 6548 2558 or 0421 910 658. The CWA Rooms are available for hire at very reasonable rates by contacting Kim Clydsdale
on 6548 2558 or 0421 910 658.
Kim Clydsdale

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Goodbye

It is with great sadness and an enormous sense of loss that I say farewell to life as I once knew it. I have spent over thirty years enjoying a wonderful life in the community of Merriwa, I have shared many activities and participated in group activities as well as volunteering where needed.

I also want to say thank you for your wonderful support and acceptance of the foster children that came to live with us. The old saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is so true and they also say thanks. They will never forget you.

So my friends whilst this is goodbye you will never be forgotten. Thank you one and all.
Margaret Penninger

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Battery Muster

Do you have any old car, truck or mower batteries laying around?

Raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Batteries can be dropped off to Merriwa Petroleum and Ag Supplies or Haynes Farm and Hardware Coolah before July 21.

Proudly supported by Merriwa Petroleum and Ag Supplies, Haynes Farm and Hardware Coolah, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Merriwa Support Group and Craig MacPherson Haulage. For more info please call Andrew Constable on 0428 482 578 or Leo Collins 6548 2071.
Andrew Constable

 

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Merriwa Red Cross

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: July 16, 2019
Time: 2.00pm
Where: Merriwa RSL Club
Merriwa Red Cross will be holding their Annual General Meeting on July 16, 2019 at the RSL Club at 2.00pm.

If you would like to join us as we endeavour to raise funds for local and national appeals we would welcome you. As members of our Red Cross Club, we can now direct funds to our local
area where a need is identified.

Your contributions to our stalls and fund raising as always has been appreciated and we look forward to your continued support. An afternoon tea will conclude our meeting. Would members kindly bring a plate to share.
Cheree Walmsley

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Merriwa PAH and I
SECTION P – PRESERVES

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN
SUB-COMMITTEE: Mrs I Keegan (Captain), Mrs L Wilkinson, Mrs S Wallings
ENTRY FEE:

Classes 1-7 $0.50 per entry Children 16 and under no entry fee 

PRIZES: First $3.00, Second $2.00. Award cards for First and Second.

ENTRIES: will be accepted in the Fairfax Pavilion on Thursday September 19 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and Friday September 20 from 8.00am until 10.00am. Any entries not collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday September 15 will become the property of the committee. Entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Saturday September 21.

PRESENTATIONS: 11.00am on Saturday in the Rodgers Pavilion

SPECIAL PRIZES
PRIZE for exhibitor gaining the highest point score Open Classes 1-23 Donated by Mrs L Wilkinson PRIZE for exhibitor gaining the highest point score Children’s Classes 24-40 Donated by Mrs Sandy Wallings

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. All care and no responsibility will be accepted for the loss or damage of exhibits. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to collect their exhibits at the end of the show. Organisers take no responsibility for uncollected items.
2. The Judge may open or cut each exhibit.
3. All exhibits to be made by the exhibitor.
4. All jams and accompaniments must be in plain screw top jars filled to the jar shoulder, opened beforehand and labelled clearly.
5. Activated foods must be soaked 2-24 hours

OPEN CLASSES
PRESERVES – FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

1. STONE FRUIT
2. TOMATOES
3. ANY OTHER FRUIT
4. OLIVES
5. ANY OTHER VEGETABLE

JAMS OR CONSERVES
6. STONE FRUIT
7. SEED FRUIT, eg, Fig, Kiwi etc
8. MARMALADE
9. ANY OTHER JAM
10. JELLY or PASTE, eg, Quince

ACCOMPANIMENTS AND DRESSINGS
11. LEMON/LIME CHEESE/CURD
12. SWEET SAUCE eg: Chocolate or Caramel
13. CHUTNEY
14. PICKES or RELISH
15. TOMATO SAUCE
16. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
17. MAYONNAISE
18. LEMON DRESSING
19. VINEGAR DRESSING

OILS AND VINEGARS
20. VINEGAR – most decorative
21. VINEGAR – with flavour
22. OIL – most decorative
23. OIL – with flavour

CHILDREN’S CLASSES 16 YEARS AND UNDER
24. LEMON CHEESE
25. ANY JAM or CONSERVE
26. MARMALADE
27. MAYONNAISE or SALAD DRESSING
28. SWEET SAUCE – Chocolate or Caramel
29. RELISH, CHUTNEY or PICKLES
30. MOST DECORATIVE OIL
31. MOST DECORATIVE VINEGAR
32. HOMEMADE SWEETS
12 YEARS AND UNDER
33. LEMON CHEESE ANY JAM or CONSERVE
34. MAYONNAISE or SALAD DRESSING
35. WEET SAUCE – Chocolate or Caramel
36. RELISH, CHUTNEY or PICKLES
37. SAVOURY CONDIMENT – any kind
38. MOST DECORATIVE OIL
39. MOST DECORATIVE VINEGAR
40. HOMEMADE SWEETS

SECTION I – HORTICULTURE
SUB-COMMITTEE: Mrs M Frampton (Captain), Mrs J Llewelyn (Captain) Mrs K Armstrong, Mrs K Constable, Mrs H Hunt, Mrs J. Lee

ENTRY FEE: Open classes $0.50 per entry Children 16 and under no entry fee.
PRIZES: First $3.00, Second $2.00. Award cards for
First and Second

ENTRIES: will be accepted in the Fairfax Pavilion on Thursday September 19 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and Friday September 20 from 8.00am until 10.00am. Any entries not collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday September 15 will become the property of the committee. Entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Saturday September 21

PRESENTATIONS: 11.00am on Saturday in the
Rodgers Pavilion

SPECIAL PRIZES
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit, open,
donated by Mrs M Frampton
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit, 16 years
donated by Mrs K Armstrong
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 12 years
donated by Mrs G Stanton
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 8 years
donated by Mrs J. LLewelyn
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 5 years
donated by Mrs J. Lee
PRIZE for Most Successful Exhibitor donated by
Mrs M Scott

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. All care and no responsibility will be accepted for the loss or damage of exhibits.It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to collect their exhibits at the end of the show. Organisers take no responsibility for uncollected items.
2. It is the responsibility of the entrant as to how entries are presented for judging. Entrants should ensure that their entries have enough water for the duration of the show.
3. The arrangement of flowers will be taken into consideration

OPEN CLASSES
1. BOWL or VASE of WISTERIA

2. BOWL or VASE of LAVENDER
3. BOWL or VASE of HELLEBORES
4. BOWL or VASE of PANSIES
5. BOWL or VASE of SWEET PEAS
6. BOWL or VASE of ANEMONE
7. BOWL or VASE of RANUNCULI
8. BOWL or VASE of FREESIAS
9. BOWL or VASE of GERANIUMS
10. BOWL OR VASE of IRIS (any type)
11. BOWL OR VASE of CLIVIAS
12. BEST DISPLAY of ORCHIDS
13. BEST FLOWERS GROWN from Bulb, not previously mentioned in schedule
14. BEST FLOWERS GROWN from Corm, Tuber etc., not previously mentioned in schedule,
15. BOWL or VASE of FLOWERS, one type, not previously mentioned in schedule
16. BOWL or VASE of FLOWERING SHRUB, one or mixed type
17. BOWL or VASE of BLOSSOM (crab apple, plum etc) not previously mentioned. One or mixed type
18. BOWL or VASE of PEACH BLOSSOM, any colour or type
19. BOWL or VASE of DAISIES
20. POT PLANT, BEST FLOWERING
21. POT PLANT, BEST FOLIAGE
22. BONSAI, MOST ATTRACTIVE
23. FLOWER ARRANGEMENT in a VASE, suitable for a dressing table,
24. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE of LEAVES
and or GREENERY, berries allowed as part of greenery.
25. MOST ATTRACTIVE BASKET of DRIED FLOWERS and or ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
26. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE OF FLOWERS
27. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE OF NATIVES
28. BEST ARRANGED FLOWERS, FRUIT OR GREENERY, suitable for the dinner table
29. GIFT BASKET, for a friend in Hospital (flowers)

30. BLOKE’S BOWL, to be picked and arranged by a man.
31. BEST DISPLAY OF SUCCULENTS

NOVICE
PLEASE NOTE: For exhibitors who have not
previously won a prize in Open classes.
32. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE of FLOWERS
33. BEST ARRANGED FLOWERS or FRUIT, suitable for the dinner table.

CHILDREN
PLEASE NOTE: All entries to be picked and arranged by the entrant
16 YEARS AND UNDER
34. CONTAINER of FLOWERS for a bedroom table
12 YEARS AND UNDER
35. CONTAINER of FLOWERS for my room
36. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
8 YEARS AND UNDER
37. CONTAINER of FRESH FLOWERS for my room
38. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
5 YEARS AND UNDER
39. CONTAINER of FRESH FLOWERS for my room
40. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
Please note that Veggie Monsters are in the
AGRICULTURE SECTION (Section G)
Sharli Mulligan

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REFLECTION – PENTECOST 3 – LUKE 9:1-62
In Luke’s theology God’s plan of salvation had
three distinct eras, the time of Israel; the time of
Jesus; and the time of the Church. These three
eras, while offering different modes of salvation,
are nonetheless in continuity with each other.
Jesus’ ministry grows out of the traditions of Israel,
as later the ministry of the Church will grow out of
the ministry of Jesus. The great symbol Luke uses in
his Gospel to express this concept of movement
across time and continually is the symbol of a
journey. Today’s Gospel marks the beginning
of this journey theme as Jesus ‘sets his face for
Jerusalem’ (as the original should be translated),
Notice that Jesus make this deliberate choice.
In Galilee, his ministry has been quite successful,
but now he is heading into conflict and likely
death – look what happened to John the
Baptist! But Jesus chooses. Sometimes students
say to me things like, “God killed Jesus,” or God
wanted Jesus to die”. These are not accurate
statements. What God wanted is expressed in
John 3:16 – “God so loved the world he gave
his Son, that all who believe might live”. From
the time of his birth, Jesus’ life, like our own, was
shaped by the choices his mission in our choices
of others.
In coming weeks we will travel this journey to
Jerusalem and be formed as followers of Jesus
to continue his mission on our own life-journey.
(From “Sundays Under the Southern Cross” by
Mary Coloe PBVM).
Love and blessings, Rev’d Pat

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
• Fridays and Sundays at 10.00am – Eucharist
at Holy Trinity
• Friday June 28 – Messy Church at the Parish
Hall at 3.30pm
• Women’s Guild first Thursday each month at
2.00pm in the Parish Hall – Next meeting July 4
• Saturday July 20 – Christmas in July – Anglican
Hall – Tickets available at Di’s Clothing Patch
– 12.00midday
• Saturday September 14 – Open Garden at
Shirley Hayes
Rev’d Pat Kirkby

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St David’s Pie Drive

THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Pie Drive – I dare say you have already sampled the goods and maybe some have made it to the freezer.

A special THANK YOU to the businesses who displayed the order forms, and in some cases, received money and goods for clients. I hope you didn’t find the change in the packaging too confusing.

Our next drive is scheduled for Easter 2020. For those involved with school holidays we wish you a happy and safe holiday period.
Barbara Campbell

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Gummun Place Hostel

WALTZ BACK IN TIME
When July 24
Where residents and the community can share information about Merriwa’s past. This is a monthly event so please come along
and share your stories with others.

TWILIGHT BINGO
When July 31
With great prizes to be won. Cost is $2.00 per book of 20 games.
Prizes given for lines and full cards. Time Starts 3.00pm -5.15pm

MOSAICKING WORKSHOP
Will start September 5 continuing through to November 14 names to Julie Wilton or Sue Duggan. This is a fully funded project from Merriwa Tourist
and Welcoming Centre and the Upper Hunter Shire Council with no cost to attendees. Time from 10.00am-12noon and 1.00- .00pm.
Please bring lunch. Morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Sue Duggan and Julie Wilton

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Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre
and Men’s Shed

Attention all members of the Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre and Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday July 25, 2019, at  2.30pm. The Venue is the Men’s Shed – located behind The Tourist Welcoming Centre. Plenty of parking available.
Edith Shipway

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Merriwa Driver Reviver

To the fellow volunteers of Driver Reviver. I am puting together a roster for the July School Holidays, Fridays and weekends, only, so if you have a preference of when and who you would like to partner with, give me a call on 6547 6130, web address or mobile if you have them, dates are from July 5 to 21. Thanking you and I welcome you to come along.
Bob Baihn

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Auto-Immune Resource and
Research

The Auto-Immune Resource and Research Centre will be holding an Education Day at the Merriwa CWA rooms on October 10, 2019. More information soon
Leanne Hook

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Claim the Dates

Date: Saturday July 20
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim the Date for Christmas in July luncheon.

Date: Tuesday November 5
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim the Date for Tuesday November 5 – Melbourne Cup Celebration.
Jenny Finnie

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Hunter Medical Practice -Update
Dr Noman Jawaad
Dr Ahmed Jalal
Dr Joe Paul

Merriwa – Cnr Brisbane and Mackenzie Streets – 65325013
Denman – 51 – 53 Ogilivie Street – 65473955
Muswellbrook – 80 Brook Street – 65431717

 Currently ours hours are 8am – 6pm over the 3 practices 

Merriwa hrs currently are Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 1 week then the next week is Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 

Denman is Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr 1 weekthen the next week is Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr

Muswellbrook is Monday 2 Drs , Tuesday 3 Drs and Friday 3 Drs 

We also have a Diabetes Educator attend our Denman and Muswellbrook rooms, a dietitian attending Muswellbrook as well as a Podiatrist. 

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Merriwa Business Gift Card

 CHECK. IT. OUT.

Why Leave Town (WLT) gift cards are here and ready to be purchased. These are a great way to support local businesses, as it ensures that the money stays within the Merriwa community.

The WLT gift cards can be purchased from:
Merriwa Home Hardware
Merriwa Pharmacy
newsXpress Merriwa

WLT gift cards can be redeemed at any of the following participating businesses:
Cross Country Merriwa 
Di’s Clothing Patch
Eat at 153
IGA Merriwa
Landmark Townsend Merriwa
Max’s Country Cuts
Merriwa Café & Bakery
Merriwa Petroleum & Ag Supplies
Merriwa Post Office
Merriwa tyre and service centre
Sansko Cafe
Welderup MWA Pty Ltd

These gift cards can also be purchased online, so even if you yourself are not a local, you can still purchase them as gifts, and send them to locals.

https://www.whyleavetown.com/purchase-online

#merriwansw #supportinglocal #shoppinglocal #whyleavetown #whyleavetownmerriwa#WLTMerriwa

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NEMTS Merriwa

FREE TRAVEL FOR FARMING FAMILIES
Merriwa Non Emergency Medical Transport is offering all Farming Families in our District FREE travel to Medical Appointments for the duration of this severe drought.

Just mention that you are a farmer when making your booking. Phone 6548 2653 or at the office in the Bottle Museum, 9.30am to 3.00pm. All types of Medical Appointments are covered by this
offer. We travel to Newcastle, Tamworth and Orange and all in between plus to Sydney.
Bryan Baker

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Businesses save fees with Upper Hunter Country branding

There’s also $1000 grants for a shopfront make-over

The simple act of adding an ‘Upper Hunter Country’ sticker to an A-frame, chalkboard or tables and chairs on the footpath, will save a business its 2018/19 annual footpath trading licence fees in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is also offering financial assistance to business owners to help revitalise streetscapes in towns across the Shire by way of a grant of up to $1000 to refurbish shopfronts.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund is to provide one-off assistance to businesses in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone central business districts (CBDs). Council will contribute a one-off allocation of up to $1,000 ex GST (or 50% of project costs – whichever is the least) per standard 15-metre shop front.

These initiatives are part of Council’s strategy to encourage shop owners to promote tourism as well as improving the look of Upper Hunter town’s CBDs.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund Application Form and Guidelines are available on Council’s website www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au under Do It Online / Apply for It / Community Grants.

Live link: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/f.ashx/a-zdocuments/Scone-CBD-Shop-Front-Assistance-Program-Guidelines-and-Application-Form-June-2017-Fields_distributed.pdf

Copies are also available from Council offices.

To find out more about Upper Hunter Country branding contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services department on 6540 1100.

Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671Email: [email protected] UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community

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Routine X-Rays available at MPS Again

 

Routine X-Rays are available in Merriwa again, as of last Wednesday, at the MPS, and every Wednesday from then.

If you are a patient of either of the local GPs they can make a booking for you. If you go to an out of town GP or would like to make your own X-Ray booking phone 6542 2093 and ask for an appointment in Merriwa.

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Merriwa Cup Race 2019

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Timelaps Painting Merrwia Silos

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  Merriwa Community Diary

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