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Good Conditions.-Everywhere the coun .try Is looking splendid, although the fly is occasioning some trouble in many places. Crutching operations are In progress on many selections.
R.S.S.I.L.A.-At the monthly meeting of the local branch of the RS.S.I.L.A., Mr. W. H. Curtis was elected a vice-president In place of Dr. A. L. Caselberg, who has left the district. The financial position of the league was shown to be satisfactory. A number of Diggers have been assisted with loans.
Barcaldine Priest.-The Rev. Father Robert Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Lyons, of Barcaldine, is due to arrive home this week. Father Lyons has for the past five years been studying in Rome.
Memorial and Requiem.-At St. Peter's Church of England last Sunday night the rector, assisted by Rev. E. A. Hunt, con- ducted a memorial service in memory of .the late Mr. C. J. James, who had been connected with the church in Barcaldine ever since it started. On Monday morn- ing a solemn Tequiem was held.
St. Peter's Church Bazaar.-Held In the church grounds, the annual bazaar was very successful, the net proceeds being £80.
Show Society.-The annual meeting of the Pastoral, Agricultural, and Horticul- tural Society was held on September 11, Mr. Thomas Hannay presided. The an- nual report showed that the falling off in revenue this year, as compared with last year. In members' fees, and dona- tions amounted to £118. There was also a decrease from other sources of revenue. The gate takings compared favourably with last year. The year started with a balance of £230/4/2, and finished with £222/5/2. There was a loss on the show of about £10. All the officials were «ap- pointed for the ensuing year, including Mr. Thomas Hannay as president. Per- mission was granted to the Basket Ball Club the use of the ground at the rear of the grandstand to lay down a play- ing pitch. The fixing of next year's show dates was held over. The secre- tary (Mr. C. Lloyd Jones) was granted an honorarium of £25.
Basket Ball club.-At a meeting on September 10 It was decided to form a basket ball club with Mrs. J. C. Terriss as president, and Miss D. Hudson as secretary.