Mintaro News

August 4. — The Primitive Methodist Church is fast losing its old and familiar appearance. After remaining idle and unattended for many years, and just when it seemed doomed to become a decayed wreck, it changed hands, and now the building has been acquired by the trustees of the Anglican Church, who are having it renovated. The contractor, Mr. Arthur, of Manoora, is rapidly pushing on the work. Next Sunday is expected to be the last occasion on which the institute will be utilised for church services. — A most enjoyable dance and social was recently held in the local hall in aid of the church building fund, and was well attended. Mrs. W. T. Mortlock and Miss Doswell were the prime movers. It is proposed to hold a bazaar early in November for the same object. — Owing to the wet weather gold digging has been on the wane for the past fortnight, but prospectors are hoping to take up the work with renewed energy, later on, with a view of discovering the reef, which no doubt exists in the vicinity. — There is abundance of game in the district at present, and large numbers of hares and rabbits are constantly being bagged by local sportsmen. Foxes are also plentiful. A farmer found a number of valuable turkeys slaughtered on his farm one morning, and has decided to sit up at night for awhile in the hope of entertaining Reynard with a rifle.