By Kathleen Mullane

‘Out and About’

On this Saturday September 26th – it will be ‘Movie-Evening  at the Memorial Hall. Starting at 5 o’clock the proceeds of the evening will be going to the Nano Nagle School, indeed a most worthy course. This will be a film with a difference, in that volunteers will be on bikes and power-wheeling to keep the movie going, which no doubt will be a feat in itself. Adults and children are invited to come along and support the ‘movie-night’ and Nano Nagle.

I don’t know if many of you have been watching the programme on RTE1 at 10.15 on Thursday nights – ‘Crumlin’! It would open one’s eyes – we think we have it bad! Just to see those tiny babies and young children having heart-transplants, chemotherapy and so much more and their parents agonisingly waiting to see if their little ones will live or not after operations and treatments. The doctors, nurses and surgeons do tremendous work there, you wouldn’t realise it – Crumlin needs to be always supported.

A reminder that the memorial funeral mass for the late Benny Collins takes place here in Athea Church at 2pm on this Saturday, September 26th and will give the opportunity to everyone to offer their sympathy to Benny’s family R.I.P.

Well the Listowel Races are over for yet another year. Unfortunately the weather this year wasn’t that great and even though 2 days were cancelled in the beginning-big crowds attended towards the end of the week. Of course ladies day on Friday was the highlight of the week, with all the young boys and girls really going ‘all out’ to impress. Congrats and well done to Brid Hayes of Ballyhahill who won ‘The Best Dressed Lady’ on Friday. Brid is fiancée of Sean Brouder (son of Bridie and Jerry – Templeathea) A new section this year was the ‘young lady’ section. This was won by Nicola Sheehan (daughter of John & Mary – Ballyguiltenane) incidentally Nicola’s mother Mary made her skirt – well done to all.

Those who organised the annual coffee morning in aid of Milford hospice on Thursday morning last wish to thank everyone who supported this very worthy cause, over €600 was donated and if anyone still would like to contribute to the hospice they can do so by giving it to Anne O’Keeffe or Helen O’Connor. Thanks also to all those who made the lovely cakes, buns, etc that were enjoyed by everyone who attended.

Thought for the week – “Some people are so afraid to die – they never begin to live”.