Doodle Cooma comments with John Ebsworth

Henty bowler Kevin Bourke was named Section 4 bowler of the year at the recent Albury & District Bowling Pennants Awards. Pretty good for a 90-year-old. Congratulations, Kevin.

Henty Men’s Shed has acquired the Henty Public School’s old classroom work benches. These will be modified with casters and converted to a mobile work bench.

An update on the new Henty Fire Station: landscaping will be carried out from Monday this week. Some traffic changes will be required while the work takes place. The internal outfitting will also take place shortly.

Henty Public School students attended the cross country at Burrumbuttock on Monday last week. Ashton Scholz and Angus White will proceed to the Riverina Cross Country at Gundagai on June 14, having finished 3rd and 2nd in their age groups respectively. Riley Manning is a reserve in the 8/9 girls. The Athletics Carnival is on Friday, May 25 at Billabong High School. Sounds like more training for the kids. The netball knockout competition is being held this Friday. Good luck to all competitors.

If the tale is correct, it took Henty Fire Brigade only six minutes to arrive at the site of Friday’s house fire in Ivor Street. The team are to be congratulated for their prompt attendance. Although we never wish to see them arriving at your doorstep, we are glad for their diligence.

Just a reminder that Henty Lions Club took on the role of recycling paper for the Henty community. The collection bin has remained at the council yard in Smith Street. All types of paper are accepted, but please, no cardboard.

Three historic signs that were vandalised in Henty will be replaced soon. These are informative for those interested in Henty’s past.