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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 26th 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 27, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Fundraising for Mark THE Good Guys Auburn's Darren Stewart and West Harbour Rugby Club's Gary Jones presented the first prize winner of the raffle organised by West Harbour to raise money for injured player Mark Tonga. Tonga was suffered spinal injuries in a freak accident at training earlier this year. An excited Sue Geoghegan was delighted at winning the 108cm TV and her three kids were on hand to help take it home. ''When West Harbour asked we had no hesitation in donating to help the young injured player and to see Sue and her kids so happy about winning is great,'' Mr Stewart said. West Harbour is still fundraising to help Mark and his family. Visit westharbourrugby.com.au or phone 9745 2461. Shocking sushi A SUSHI restaurant in Rhodes has been fined $330 under the NSW Food Authority's Name and Shame list. Sushi World, in Rider Blvd, failed to display potentially hazardous foods under temperature control. Su Song was issued with the penalty notice in August. To find out more information on restaurants that have been named and shamed in your area go to www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au Stanza good chance AN Ashfield man's way with words has won him a placing in the 2008 Ipswich Poetry Feast. John Egan's poem The Mariner came third in the open age other poetry category. More than 1380 entries were received for the 2008 competition. Viz-a-viz Vizza THE Commonwealth Bank has appointed an Inner-West man to the position of local business banker. Daniel Vizza, who is an Italian speaker, is available to talk to small business clients in the Drummoyne, Haberfield, Five Dock, and Concord branches. Phone 8815 0520. George's loyal service AFTER more than a decade as rector of St Luke's Anglican Church in the Parish of Concord and Burwood, the Reverend George Atkinson has retired. His final service was on November 9 and now he and wife Robyn will settle into a well-earned retirement. Generous Jarvin BURWOOD Council's community services section has taken ownership of a brand new Nissan Tiida, courtesy of Burwood's Steve Jarvin Nissan. The vehicle was presented to Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook and members of the council's community services department. ''I am hugely grateful to Steve Jarvin for this wonderful gesture of community spirit,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. For details on the services the department provides, visit www.burwood.nsw.gov.au or phone 9911 9911. Kids hooked on fishing THE State Government is recruiting volunteers to join its successful program in teaching the next generation of kids about fishing. Anyone who loves the outdoors and has a keen interest in environmental education can nominate to train as a schools Fishcare volunteer. For details, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au or phone Dee McElligott on 9527 8531 or 0408 437 547. School's windfall BURWOOD Girls High School recently received a handy boost of $6000 from Burwood Council as a thank-you gift to the school's ongoing support of the council. Head teacher Mia Kumar said the school was extremely grateful for the donation, which was presented by Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook. ''We're extremely grateful to the council for the support shown by Burwood Girls' High School and their ongoing involvement in council's events and celebrations," Ms Kumar said. Cr Furneaux-Cook commended the achievements of the students. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environmental Committee Social Committee Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) firstname.lastname@example.org w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message 2051990i iww wk22 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL I was very honoured as part of my Mayoral duties to perform an Australian citizenship ceremony last week. Citizenship is one the most meaningful decisions one can make because it is a process where people seek and gain citizenship from a country different from that of their birth. I would like to again congratulate all 80 people who participated in the ceremony and wish them a happy and successful future as citizens of Australia. I am also pleased that Council has been allocated a one-off grant of $195,000 as part of a funding program provided by Federal Government to build on local community infrastructure. Council will now assess where the funding will be directed and in future columns I will keep you updated as to what infrastructure outcomes will be delivered. To celebrate the start of the festive season Council is hosting two community Christmas parties in the Municipality. The first will be held on Sunday 30 November on Therry Street in Strathfield South. A week later on Saturday 6 December, the party will move to the Strathfield town centre where there will be a free sausage sizzle, Christmas carolling and face painting elves. Santa Claus will also hand out free lollies and balloons. Both free events will be held from 11am-2pm and residents are welcome to bring along non-perishable items to support the Basket Brigade, a not-for-profit organisation that helps families and individuals in need. Community Christmas Parties Return Fridge Buyback Program Returns Council is encouraging residents in the Municipality to hand in their old, inefficient working second fridge and have it collected for free as part of the "Fridge Buyback" scheme. To qualify for the Fridge Buyback offer, second fridges must be at least 10 years old, 250 litres or larger and in working order. Householders can arrange for collection online at w w w.fridgebuyback.com.au or by calling the Fridge Buyback toll free hotline on 1800 708 401. Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a hard working community member for the Strathfield Australia Day Awards 2009 for "Citizen of the Year" and "Young Citizen of the Year". "Young Citizens of the Year" must be under 25 years of age. For an entry form, visit Council's Customer Ser vice Centre, Strathfield Library or ww w.strathfield. nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 19 December, at 5pm. Australia Day Nominations Closing Soon Mayor Keith Kwon hosted an afternoon tea with key community group members thanking them for their service to the community. MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN 6 December 8pm FREE Deck The Halls (Rated PG) Strathfield Park Rotunda What's On
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