'Heard it through the grapevine'

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Clem Wood who celebrated an early 85th birthday with family and friends at the Railway Hotel February 8. Clem’s actually birthday was February 12. Clem’s son Stephen and partner Christina Murphy from Grenfell and his two grandsons Dave and Wayne travelled from Canberra for the happy occasions.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Tiffany Erickson and James Curl are delighted to announce the arrival of their first born, a son Hunter Ian Curl born at Young Hospital on January 30, 2018 at 2.45pm weighing in at 8.3lbs and 51cm. Congratulations to all.

Proud parents Tiffany Erickson and James Curl with baby Hunter Ian Curl (Contributed)

Proud parents Tiffany Erickson and James Curl with baby Hunter Ian Curl (Contributed)

ENGLAND RUGBY

Wood Family - Grandchildren Dave (L) and Wayne (R) with their Grandpa Clem and their father Stephen.

Wood Family - Grandchildren Dave (L) and Wayne (R) with their Grandpa Clem and their father Stephen.

UNION: Local lad Seth Stoltenberg is moving to the UK to commence work with England Rugby Union. Family gathered on Thursday night at the Railway Hotel to bon voyage Seth and wish him well on his endeavour to commence in the position of Community Coaching Coordinator – Surrey Metropolitan. Seth has worked in the Grenfell area as a Brumbies Development Officer and more recently with the Queensland Reds. When he arrives in England he will stay with a previous resident of Grenfell, Kristin Shipway.  Seth’s proud grandparents Clive and Wendy Anderson of Grenfell and Brad and Janet Hewitt of Braidwood were in attendance to wish Seth farewell.

PULL OVER DRIVER: Former local, Constable Simon Hill of Canberra had a fun day with his beautiful niece Tayla Elphick when he pulled her over in her hot red Ford. Taylor is daughter of Laura (nee Hill), granddaughter of David and Anne Hill and great granddaughter of the late Roma Hill of Grenfell. When Taylor was pulled over by Constable Simon Hill he asked, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” She answered, “Because I was going over the cute limit.” Officer Hill answered, “Heck yes!” Maybe because it was a Ford!  What a wonderful picture.

(F-C) Clem Wood with his family and friends celebrating his 85th birthday.

(F-C) Clem Wood with his family and friends celebrating his 85th birthday.

VOICES AGAINST

VIOLENCE:  Grenfell Voices against Violence Committee wish to inform readers that due to an incredible response from generous locals they have had to change the venue to the Grenfell Uniting Church Hall. Everything else remains the same. They are seeking quality used clothing for their ‘Clothes Swap’ fundraiser to be held on April 11.The committee would like you to drop them at the Grenfell Community Health by March 09. The fundraiser will take place at the Community Health on Wednesday April 11 from 9.30am – 12 noon with a guest speaker at 10.30am. Cost for the morning is $10 which includes a free morning tea and you get to choose five items of clothing. Funds raised will support projects raising awareness of Domestic Violence in the Weddin Shire. Items left over will be donated to Women’s Refuges in Forbes and Young and local Charities

CARAVANNING FRIENDS: Whilst on a caravanning holiday around Australia six months ago, Colin and Helen Howlett from Grenfell met with other tourists Mary-Ann and Mick Sansom from Toowoomba. This week the Sansoms paid a visit to Grenfell and enjoyed an evening out to dinner at the Railway with the Howletts and Helen’s brother and sister David  and Cathy Lee plus visitors from the UK (more next week).

Weddin Whispers: If you have any social news you wish to have published in the Record please contact Deidre Carroll on 6343 1574 or by email at carrollt@tpg.com.au. News of special occasions (weddings, anniversaries and birthdays), holidays, visitors, new babies and achievements of family and friends would be greatly appreciated.  Information should be brief and concise and good quality photos (with names) of any occasions will also be accepted. Copy/ photos to be published Friday must be received by Tuesday mornings prior. Information may also be left at the Grenfell Record. Many residents use Facebook to let their friends know their good news stories, but many older people do not have that privilege and love to read the news in the local paper.

Seth with grandparents Clive and Wendy Anderson & Brad and Janet Hewitt, his mother Lisa and Scott Hewitt.

Seth with grandparents Clive and Wendy Anderson & Brad and Janet Hewitt, his mother Lisa and Scott Hewitt.

These littlies certainly had fun at the pool party on Australia Day on the Lions Jumping Castle.

These littlies certainly had fun at the pool party on Australia Day on the Lions Jumping Castle.

(L-R)  Caravanners, Mick and Mary-Ann Sansom and Helen and Colin Howlett.

(L-R) Caravanners, Mick and Mary-Ann Sansom and Helen and Colin Howlett.

"I didn't do it officer" - Constable Simon Hill and his niece Tayla Elphick. Photo contributed.

"I didn't do it officer" - Constable Simon Hill and his niece Tayla Elphick. Photo contributed.

Jay Mawhinney and Melinda Hewen enjoyed Australia Day entertainment at the Railway.

Jay Mawhinney and Melinda Hewen enjoyed Australia Day entertainment at the Railway.