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Mrs W.L. Scott presided at the monthly meeting of the Mataura branch of the Women's Division of the Farmers' Union with a good attendance being present. The secretary was directed to write a letter to Mr R. Horne expressing the hope that her son, who had met with an accident would soon be restored to health. The roll call, "Gardening Hints'", proved to be of great interest. This was followed by an exchange of seedlings.
A proposal to run a gal in aid o the Mataura Kilties Bank a deputation consisting of Messrs W. T. Parker (president) and G. V. Bigwood (representing the Evening Sports Club) waited on the division soliciting their assistance. It was agreed to sest up a committee to bring forward a report to a future meeting, but at the same time it was resolved that the help be given.
A demonstration of seagrass stoolmaking by Mrs Caverhill of Gore was a feature of the meeting, many availing themselves of her presence to commence the work of making the article mentioned. The visitor was accorded the thanks of the branch on the motion of Mrs W. Burns.
For the purpose of considering the two tenders received for the tar sealing of the Kana Street, Wyndham Road main highway the Mataura Borough Council held a special meeting and present was the Deputy Mayor (Councillor W.P.Thorn) who presided in the absence of the Mayor through indisposition Councillors J.G. Sutherland, G. McCaw, D.A. Coster, W. Piercy, James Ingram, C. H. Hargest, A.J. Cruickshank and J.P. McErlean. One tender was accepted subject to the approval of the main highways engineer.
The annual congregational meeting and social in connection with the Tuturau Presbyterian Church with the Rev. D. McNeur, minister of the parish presided and associated with him was the speaker of the evening, M K. Crump, and the Mataura Church Choir, who were to give the programme.
Reports bearing on the activities of the congregation for the past year were presented the session (Mr W. A. Dickie), The Bible Classes ( Mr Ivan Muir) the Sunday School ( Mr W. Muir sen) and the P.W.M.U. (Mrs H. Bennett). They disclosed progress in the various spheres of the church's work. it might also be mentioned that Mr W. Muir sen, has been associated with the Sunday School for some 35 years for many of which he has been superintendent.
Following a splendid programme by the choir, Mr Crump delivered an inspiring address, exhorting the members to further service and congratulating the minister and the people on the progress indicated by the reports.
Some twenty bowlers from the Hokonui Club, Gore visited Mataura to play a friendly match with the local Bowling Club and after many exciting games were victorious by one point. Although a stiff breeze blew throughout the afternoon, playing conditions were good, the green proving particularly keen.
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