Festive season begins

Nearly 90 seniors had a festive Christmas lunch last Saturday. The entertainment included a reading by Max Cullen and carol singing by Goulburn's Sing Australia Choir. 

This event was an initiative of the Anglican Men's Movement in Dalton then moved to Gunning as numbers increased.

Thanks for this year's occasion go to Nic Clancy as MC, Suzi Shaw for the lovely Christmas cake and the Wellbeing Group and all their terrific volunteers. 

Joey rescue

It was at the hottest part of last Sunday afternoon that we saw the little joey on the footpath, corner of Warrataw and Saxby Streets.

There was no sign of mother roo so we knew a rescue was needed.

The little creature tried to escape but could only manage a wobbly hop or two before collapsing in a tangle of impossibly fragile hind legs. 

Once the joey was safe, we contacted the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service - 4822 3888.

The WIRES volunteers rang back on Monday to say that the little creature had responded well and that our timely rescue had probably saved its life.

The one thing that really wrenched my heart was that as I gathered up the little joey, it cried out just like a kid goat or a baby, I never knew what they made a sound like that.

In 2009 WIRES cared for over 75,000 animals in distress and there are over 2000 trained volunteers.

There is information on volunteer training and on how to donate at www.wires.org.au.

It is fine to have a tender heart but the wonderful WIRES volunteers combine this with training that enables them to turn emotion into practical help. Thanks Col and Rhonda!

Tribe of joeys

The 1st Gunning Scout Group is back up thanks to experienced husband and wife scout leaders Robbie and Debbie Campbell with Scouts, Cubs and a tribe of Joeys. The Cubs and Scouts are learning first aid was well as basic camping skills that will prepare them for their camp just before Christmas.

If you are interested call Robbie on 0409 334 405 or come along on a Monday night to the Scout Hall on Warrataw Street.

Temora bus trip

Last Saturday twelve people organised by the Men's Group Lyle Martin visited the Temora Aviation Museum. 

The static display of planes at the museum was outstanding, all beautifully restored.

Later, three planes flew in a stunning display of twists, turns and rolls. The Sahara jet was spectacular.

The group also visited the Temora Rural Museum in its lovely landscaped setting with exhibits going back to the earliest days of its settlement.

Coming up

December 2: Wesley Choir, Gunning Courthouse 5.30pm plus tea at Uniting Church, all welcome.

December 3: Focus Group AGM, Court Room 7.30pm, info and membership forms 0417 663 045.

December 6: Garden Club Christmas lunch, Cellar Door Café, Gundaroo, RSVP by December 3 on 4845 1021.

December 16: Historical Society Christmas afternoon tea, 18 Warrataw St, 2.30pm, 4845 1809.

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