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Thursday 13 February 2014

Issue 281

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Cobb Says Needles Dam Proposal Still Holds Water John Cobb, MP for Calare, has roundly rejected suggestions that his proposed $150 million Needles Dam project has been given a one-in-100 chance of success by the Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss. Mr Truss certainly implied that when he poured water on the project in Bathurst saying the scheme was “one of a hundred” dam proposals before the federal government. But Mr Cobb has told The Phoenix that the dam “is identified by the Federal and NSW governments [as] worthy of further consideration.” Mr Cobb said the Needles Dam proposal is already noted in the Federal government’s dam strategy and has been prioritised in the NSW Government Infrastructure Strategy for many years. “Interestingly the Needles Gap location was originally identified 40 years ago for construction of the Carcoar Dam, but local politics placed it in the current location just north of Carcoar.” Mr Cobb said the Needles Dam is one of three state government priority sites for urban and industrial water demand in regional centres. “With the impending closure of Wallerawang power station [and the insufficient Fish River storage] it has been indicated that the Needles site on the Belubula River is now the highest priority.”

Mr Cobb reasserted his 100 percent commitment to the project, and says NSW State Water has indicated it will undertake a required $3 million feasability study. He says he’ll now “lobby hard” for the $3 million to pay for it. “I believe the Needles Dam proposal will mitigate several issues currently affecting our region – the lack of appropriate water security, a downturn in productivity, and encourage expansion of existing industries as well as attracting new industries to the region.” By Derek Maitland

IMAGE: John Cobb, MP for Calare

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Time To Protect Your Fruit – And The Animals That Love It

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It’s that time of the year again when the fruits of our garden and farming toil are starting to ripen – grapes, apples, pears, plums, lemons, oranges, you name it. And birds, flying foxes, possums and other wildlife are, of course, well aware of that too. If you’re like me you’ve already netted your fruit trees and other plants to protect the fruit, but I had to take mine down because I’d used loosely woven netting with holes in it far too large to keep smaller marauders out. And according to Justin McKee of the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation (WIRES) you need to use a mesh “as fine as a flyscreen and tied, not hanging or draped. “This will ensure that your fruit doesn’t get eaten or damaged [and that] wildlife don’t get trapped,” he says. “An animal trapped in a net must frantically struggle to get free and often seriously injures itself in the process. “An untrained person trying to release a

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To the local fire brigade for helping a damsel in distress, special mention to Chris Kinsela.


To the delinquents who broke into the pool Friday night damaging the new rear fence! So much work has gone into upgrading the new pool so it is very disappointing to see such behavior in our community!


To Lynne Russell for all the hours of work she puts into the swimming club, and all the work she is involved in around town, well deserved!

bird, bat or other animal can get injured, scratched or bitten, requiring medical attention themselves.” And if it’s a bat or snake WIRES cautions that your local animal rescue organisation must be contacted, as the law states these can only be handled by licensed wildlife experts. WIRES handles over 100,000 calls a year for wildlife rescue, and you can get immediate action by phoning 1300 947 37. To join, volunteer or donate call 8977 3391.

Have your say... Have your say on the issues that affect you and your community. To submit a letter to the Editor email us at or mail us at PO Box 251 Canowindra NSW 2804. The opinions and views of readers submitting Letters to the Editor are not necessarily the views of the staff and Management of The Canowindra Phoenix.

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To the Canowindra Lions Club, The Canowindra Rugby Club & the volunteers that keep the Happy Wanderers & The Golden Oldies programs running in Canowindra. These groups are of great benefit to the older members of our community & would not happen if not for the support of these organisations & the volunteers that organise them & drive the bus.



To Canowindra Town Beautification Committee for their donation of $7937.60 to the Canowindra Fitness Path.

To Canowindra RSL Sub Branch for donating the proceeds of their latest battery drive to the Canowindra Fitness Path Project. A fabulous $3,378

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For a no obligation market appraisal contact Di Oliver (Residential) 0417 422 816 James Keady (Rural Property) 0427 312 402 James P. Keady & Co Family Company since 1912 02 6342 3344

Leanne Stevenson Flowers Valentine’s Day is this Friday and Leanne Stevenson is offering her services to provide your other half with a very special gift they will never forget! Leanne stocks an array of colourful flowers including; Roses, Gerberas, Oriental Lilies, Mixed Bouquets and Native Bouquets. She also supplies air or helium filled balloons and can provide chocolates, stuffed toys, fruit trays or anything you desire. She sources her beautiful flowers from her back garden and Harris Farm and believes that flowers will lighten up anyone’s day. “I believe Valentine’s Day is about putting a smile on your loved one’s face, and I believe flowers do that”, Leanne said. FREE Delivery for anywhere in town, call now 0438 499 069, order by Thursday night.

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Yourtutor – There for a Helping Hand Back to school, and the homework and assignments quickly start to pile up. Before you feel overwhelmed, put your hand up for help. Your Central West Libraries branch – Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong provide access to yourtutor from 4pm – 8pm Monday to Friday using your Library card. The yourtutor service is online, one-to-one, on-demand access to a local real-life teacher or tutor with subject expertise, no appointments are needed. “Central West Libraries have subscribed to the yourtutor service for some years and many students have found it a great help with relieving homework stress,” Central West Libraries Manager, Jan Richards said. “With the new school year, it’s a chance to get started on the right path to developing study skills and managing assignments,” she said. Comments from students who used the service last year showed they were clearly impressed; one Year 8 student suggesting it ‘helped tremendously’, and another saying it was ‘amazing’. A few minutes spent with yourtutor online can save hours of frustration and stress. Don’t waste time, log-in, ask for help and get the expertise students need. Visit:

A decision has been made to suspend the evening meetings for the Canowindra Depression and Anxiety Awareness Group that were held at the Anglican Church hall, until further notice. Our afternoon meetings held at the Medical centre will continue on a fortnightly basis, as normal. Our next meeting is Thursday 13th February at 1pm. We have Vicki Grant as guest speaker, for our meeting on 27th February. Thank you all for your support of our group. There will be a second registration day on Sat the 15th Feb for JRL at the pool from 4 till 6pm with a sausage sizzle from 5pm. Training will start on Tuesday the 18th of Feb at the Canowindra Oval with players also able to sign up on the day. Registration is $50 per person, a birth certificate must be sited for all new players and players must be registered before they are able to train. Canowindra Tigers Training has commenced, please be there Wednesdays and Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Cowra’s low-level bridge over the Lachlan River will be closed for urgent repair work for the duration of February 2014. This follows recent remedial work on the bridge’s running deck that revealed major structural issues that require immediate attention. STORK NEWS... CONGRATULATIONS to Haydon Hodge and Kate Yeatman on the arrival of their baby girl, Lola Grace Hodge, weighing 6 pound 6 born on the 1st of February. Haydon is the son of Richard and Louise Hodge from Canowindra and Kate is the daughter of Karin Schulz and Robin Yeatman from Eugowra.

IMAGE: Lola Grace Hodge sleeping peacefully


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Swim Safe With recent temperatures creeping above forty degrees many people are cooling off in pools and waterways, so it’s an important reminder to remain vigilant and swim safe this summer. According to the annual national drowning report, the number of Australian children who drowned last year has risen by 48% with a large number of those being children under the age of 5. 81% of child drowning’s were a result of children falling into water. It was argued a lack of adult supervision was a major cause. In half the cases, pools were not properly fenced. The report also found that most toddlers and pre-schoolers drown in swimming pools; while children aged 5 to 14 are more likely to drown in oceans, lakes or rivers. The greatest risk to babies was being unsupervised in the bath tub. The Royal Life Saving Society has been running its annual intensive ‘Swim and Survive’

program at the Canowindra Swimming pool over the last few weeks, with many local children participating in the program, designed for children aged 6 months to 14 years. Drowning is a common cause of preventable death in children under the age of five years and for each child that dies from drowning another three are hospitalised. There are four actions you can take to prevent your child from drowning: Active Supervision: when your children are in or around water, ensure they are within arm’s reach and give them your undivided attention. Restrict Access: Ensure there is an effective barrier between your child and water. Learn Resuscitation: if the unthinkable happens, be prepared to respond. Enrol in a resuscitation course and update your skills annually. Water Familiarisation: Swimming is a life skill. Enrol your children in swimming lessons from an early age to prepare them for a lifetime of safety. By Staci Watson

The Canowindra Co-operating Anglican and Uniting Churches are pleased to announce they will be running an ALPHA course in the Canowindra Uniting Church Blatchford Street commencing with a meal and information session at 6.30pm 19th February 2014 The ALPHA course is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. The course attracts people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and viewpoints; in fact over 19 million people have attended an Alpha Course in 169 countries around the world! People attend this course for various reasons, some to investigate whether God exists or to find out what happens after death, and others to ask the hard questions of life and to discuss with other people what the purpose of life is. “Alpha is a way to explore what we hunger after - meaning, intimacy and relationship - in a very non-pressure, non-judgemental environment.” Bear Grylls, TV Adventurer. If you are interested in attending or would like more information please contact Christine Sampson 6344 1958 or visit www.alpha.

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INSURANCE Tips What does your Insurance policy cover? Tragic events in the past few years highlight the need to protect your assets and possessions against potential disaster. However, simply holding an insurance policy is not enough: you need to know exactly what the policy covers and, more importantly, what it doesn’t. CHECK YOUR POLICIES: Defined events cover: The insurer will list the events that they will provide cover for, typically these include Fire, Storm, Burglary, Impact, Glass Breakage, Earthquake, Malicious Damage, and Lightning. If it is not listed then it is not covered. Accidental Damage cover: Rather than specifying the events covered, it works by covering accidental loss or damage unless it is excluded. Some policies include loss or damage to your contents occurring away from your home. Sum Insured: Unless you have your insurer’s specific agreement to exclude some of your possessions, the sum insured should include everything you own. It is your responsibility to get the sum insured right. Home Contents: Do a review of what you’ve got in each room and what it would cost to replace. Keep a list of the dates of purchase, keep receipts and take photographs. Terminology: As highlighted by recent events involving flood waters, some insurers were able to refuse claims based on the wording in their policies. Insurers are bound by the General Insurance Code of Practice to make their wordings as unambiguous as possible. Sub limits: Limits apply to specific items covered under a policy, such as works of art or antiques. If you have high value items, you should check your policy wording to see if any limits apply.

Let’s keep the “Coward Punch” out of Canowindra Two weeks ago I wrote a Comment article for the Orange City Life newspaper about the frightening king-hit or “coward-punch” culture that’s becoming a crisis among young binge-drinking Australian males A few days later, Orange itself experienced its first coward punch incident that left yet another young man in hospital with critical brain injuries. These sudden attacks are frightening not just because of their extreme and often death-dealing violence but also the almost unscrupulous merchandising culture that’s triggered them. They’re an evolvement of the male “body sculptoring” craze, fuelled with liquor, steroids, hard drugs and caffeine boosted Red Bull-type “power” soft drinks and inspired by a mindless backdrop of cage fighting, ultra-violent computer games and movies and the more deadly martial arts and “black ops” combat techniques. Once it was mostly just a fashion statement – shaving the skull, covering the body with bizarre tattoos and wearing “Special Forces” style camouflaged jeans, T-shirts, jackets and combat boots. OK, there’s no law that says men can’t follow nihilistic fashion. The trouble is that it appeals particularly to the more alienated, narcissistic, relatively uneducated and psychologically disturbed small minority of young Australian manhood that requires violence as a panacea for its problems. And because they’re driven to random brutality to complete strangers, their “coward” attacks strike out of nowhere and are almost impossible to anticipate or prevent before they happen. They haven’t happened in Canowindra yet. Let’s hope they never do.

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CATCH of the Week

IMAGE: Tim holding his Yellow Belly

Tim Yell (Timbo) from Eugowra, recently caught a Yellow Belly (Golden Perch) @ Lake Burrendong weighing 9 pound (58cm) using yabbies. Tim kept the fish to take home to cook for his lovely mother Rhonda Yell who loves fresh water fish! Tim loves his fishing and usually spends his weekend camping or fishing @ the local river with his mates.



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...Forbes via Eugowra Undercover Sleepwear & Lingerie in Forbes is a premier boutique specialising in essential fashion lingerie, beautiful sleepwear, shape wear and hosiery. Owner Margaret Duggan is a qualified bra fitter & is proud to offer Amoena breast form fittings. In addition, the store offers a wide range of leading swimwear labels from Ladies 8 to 24. Orders are placed weekly and Undercover Sleepwear & Lingerie strives to provide efficient & friendly service to all customers Little Extras is a gorgeous store situated in Forbes NSW. Stocking a huge range of clothing, shoes, handbags, wallets, scarves, jewellery, and anything to create the perfect look for you! The fabulous staff are more than happy to give you one on one expertise with all of their brands! The staff at Little Extras are passionate about making their customer’s look and feel wonderful! Pop in and visit today, they would love to meet you and you can find something you love. You can also follow Little Extras on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and PINTEREST Eat Your Greens Function Centre is the perfect location to celebrate your wedding, anniversary, birthday or special occasion. Located just outside Eugowra, Central West NSW, this unique location will give you privacy and freedom to add your own individual touch to your special occasion. Design your own menu or use their flexible menu, the choice is yours. Use our local Orange and Cowra wines or pay corkage and bring your own, again the choice is yours. Cint in Forbes is devoted to making great fashion easily accessible to women with an immense emphasis on providing an eclectic mix of quality, timeless and fashion forward pieces sourced from around the globe. Cint is all about providing you with a haven whereby you will receive all the styling assistance you need. A place where when you leave you feel that people have worked hard to understand your personal style and will create a look that you will love!

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Australia’s Healthy Weight Week Start the New Year by improving your lifestyle, eating, fitness and overall health! To help you get on track and stay motivated, local Dietitians in Cowra, Forbes, Canowindra, Condobolin and Molong are running a series of exciting events such as information stalls, supermarket tour and exercise classes during Australia’s healthy weight week (AHWW), February 17-23. Australia’s Healthy Weight Week AHWW raises awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. With statistics for overweight and obesity as high as 63% in Australian adults and 25% in Aussie kids and health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease be-

coming more common it has never been a better time to improve your families health, eating, weight and fitness. Australia’s healthy weight week stall will be available at the Canowindra Pharmacy, Tuesday 18th Feb between 9am and 1pm and gives an excellent opportunity to meet your local dietitian, get updated and correct information, see the variety of programs run in your community for adults and children to improve health, as well as lots of freebies and giveaways! Please contact Leslie Tang: 6340 3300, your local dietitian at the community health centre for more information. By Derek Maitland

Paws Poodles & Famous Jackson Do you remember the famous dancing poodles from Australia’s Got Talent? Well they are here! Performing in Cowra on the 16th of February at 10am @ Paws ‘N’ Tails/Cowra Factory Seconds in Redfern Street. Trainer and performer Loretta has been travelling all over doing fun appearances with her poodles, Jackson, Chloe and Campbell; one of her most proudest moments being a finalist in Australia’s Got Talent with Jackson. “I have been very lucky to have some great toy poodles that were bred by Lea Stone from Beddydane Kennels in Cowra. Without these great temperament sound poodles, I would never have achieved what I have done”, Loretta explained. Loretta and her dream team also perform at charities, fundraisers and the Sydney Pet Expo just to name a few. “We did an appearance at the Children’s Hospital and attended a Christmas party for Cerebral Palsy, people just fall in love with these poodles”, Loretta said.

Their next stop is right here in the Central West and everyone is invited to come along and watch the dancing poodles and their amazing tricks @ Paws ‘N’ Tails/Cowra Factory Seconds. Paws ‘N’ Tails is a pet food and supplies outlet, your one stop shop for all your pet needs for dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish and reptiles! And also a factory clearance outlet for Cowra Factory Seconds that stocks quality new and factory second furniture at warehouse prices! Come along for a chance to win some prizes for your pet and yourself, BBQ and for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity! Lea our local Dog Groomer will also be in attendance, demonstrating grooming techniques on how to best maintain your dog’s coat and manage those difficult long haired breeds. Clean and maintain your dog’s eyes, ears and dental hygiene. How to safely cut your dog’s nails and much more!

IMAGE: Jackson, Campbell and Chloe

IMAGE: Loretta with Jackson showing off their tricks

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CANOWINDRA COMMUNITY SEMINAR Suitable for smokers, those supporting someone to quit, or for anyone with an interest in nicotine addiction. THE FACTS … & THE FALLACIES COME ALONG AND FIND OUT MORE... Thursday 20th February 2014 6.30pm to 8.30pm Canowindra Health Centre RSVP 6340 3300 by 14/2/2014

SMOKING - The Facts & Tips for Quitting Presentation by Sally Bembrick Tobacco Treatment Specialist AASCP (Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals )

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New Year – New Health It’s that time of the year again! Christmas and New Year are over for another year with the promise to yourself that you will make some lifestyle changes to maintain or improve your health. I am going to increase my physical exercise….lose weight….or quit smoking? If you have tried to quit smoking, and are still smoking, it may be that you need some help. Nicotine dependence is highly heritable; you may have a specific gene that can influence your smoking rate, your nicotine dependence, and your ability to give up smoking. Canowindra Health Centre is having a Community Information evening on Thursday 20th February 6.30 – 8.30pm @ the Centre in Ryall Street. Guest presenter, Sally Bembrick who has been actively involved in Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation for the past 10 years, will present ways for you to quit smoking comfortably and to maintain abstinence on a long term basis. She will talk about dependence, medications available to assist withdrawal symptoms and changing

habits. There will be a light supper and for those who are interested in quitting, ongoing support will be available. You don’t have to be a smoker to attend; you may want to support someone or might be thinking of quitting ‘one day’. Phone 6340 3300 for more information and to RSVP for catering.


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Sandra Kelly will assist you through the maze called conveyancing by helping you through all the appropriate reports needed, such as; building inspection, pest inspection, survey, other inspections and reports. As a CPC conveyancer we must have completed the tertiary education and practical experience requirements to hold a conveyancer’s license. We are a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division and adhere to the high professional standards set by the institute. “I have worked in legal offices since the 1970’s and opened my own business in January, 2006”, Sandra explained. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Banjo Patterson Awards in Excellence in Professional Business and Finance, which she won and Excellence in Small Business. Sandra has experience in all types of conveyancing, including sales, purchases and subdivision work. “We try to make the transaction personal by offering after hours service and try explaining the legal system in a language that our customers will understand”, Sandra stated. The business is family based with her daughter, Amanda, working in the office with her.

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WHAT’S New There are all kinds of reasons why it pays to be a hands-free phone user when you’re driving (not the least of which is avoiding a whopping fine). Enter the new Jabra Freeway, a sleek, in-car speaker system that clips easily onto your vehicle’s sun visor. Once it’s charged (which you can do at home or in the car), just connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and you’re ready to make and receive calls using a series of easy-to-remember, single-word voice commands. You can also transmit music, or any other audio, from your phone to the unit. Too easy. Jabra Freeway, $149;


From here to there, and back again… All Saints’ Church, Belmore St, Canowindra Sunday 16th February, 3 pm Tickets available at the door Adults $20 | Concession $15 | U18 $18 RSVP Richard Statham 0429 443 215 for refreshments afterwards $5 per person

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Aqua Fitness @ Canowindra Pool, 9am – 10am Mid Lachlan Landcare Grazing ‘Plan Your Business for Next Season’ @ Yeoval Bowling Club, 8.45am to 5.30pm, $15p.p, contact: (02) 68464569 to RVSP. Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall, 9.30am – 12noon Yoga @ CWA Hall 9.45 -11am Call Robyn 63411817 JRL Registration Day @ Canowindra Pool from 4 - 6pm with a sausage sizzle from 5pm Montana Bound Car Wash 8.30am to Noon $15 @ Burn’s Centre Duplexes Open for inspection 11 – 12 noon Tilga Heights Estate Pony Club registration day 1.30pm @ The Showground Canowindra Cricket Club Pink Stump Day Postcards performance @ All Saints Church 3pm Jackson the Dancing Poodle and Friends performing @ Paws ‘N’ Tails in Redfern Street, Cowra, starts 10am. Aqua Fitness @ Canowindra Pool, 9am – 10am Rugby Training @ Canowindra Oval Tai Chi Classes @ Canowindra Public School Hall, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, no experience needed Canowindra Business Chamber AGM 7pm @ Services Club Conservation Agriculture Field Day @ Condobolin Agricultural Research & Advisory Station, Fifield Rd (opposite airport), gates open 8.30am, $10 entry for CANFA, CWFS or FarmLink members $20 for non-members Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall, 9.30am – 12noon folk@canowindra Live acoustic music & poetry @ Taste Canowindra, 4 – 6.15pm, entry is a donation, contact: Nerida 0429 048 063 Cancer ‘What Now’ Info Session @ Cowra Ex Services Club in Brisbane Street, contact: Nancy 6369 3381

Community Notices The Official Pool Opening will be held on Sunday 9th of March and the official duties will be performed by London Olympics diving silver medallist, Brittany Brogan. The Swimming Club has been approached by Cabonne Council to be in charge of the invitation list. If you know anyone who was connected with either pool, we need their contact details (Former pool managers, former swimming club members, former learn to swim teachers, former construction workers). Please

forward to Lynne Russell at tenlba@bigpond. com THE COOPERATING ANGLICAN AND UNITING CHURCHES OF CANOWINDRA Sunday 16 February THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 8am St Matthew’s Anglican Church Woodstock 9.30am All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra 11.15am Cranbury Uniting Church ...continued page 11 followed by AGM

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Cathy O’Brien’s “Pallette to Palate” Art Experience What makes Catherine O’Brien work so hard to keep her River Bank Gallery in Canowindra flourishing when about 30 percent of commercial art galleries throughout Australia have closed down since 2009? “I do it to help keep Canowindra going – to make sure we have an arts centre that’ll attract regional visitors and tourists,” she says. This year’s River Bank program is typical of the projects Cathy keeps coming up with to keep our reputation as an arts destination alive, with “People’s Choice” Smalls, Flats, Talls and Flight art contests to attract local artists, in addition to her bigger leadingname shows. But its Cathy’s “Pallette To Palate” art and cuisine experience, set down for April 7 to 11 at the new Eddy’s of Canowindra group accommodation centre, that’s one of her most ambitious events yet. The five-day experience is a luxury workshop for amateur and professional artists who’ll stay at Eddy’s, dine there every day and enjoy tutored plein air painting out in the bush, drawing and painting of local sights and a life drawing lesson conducted by top local artists.

Community Notices 3pm Concert at All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra Sarah Coglan(Violin) and Cindy Fox(Piano) From here to there and back again: featuring music from Australia and Continental Europe @ All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra. Adults $20, Conc. $15, under 18 $10 Canowindra Pony Club – Registration Day If you would like to join the Canowindra Pony Club this year, come along to the Canowindra Showgrounds on Saturday 15th February at 1.30pm. Fees are $60 per riding-member and $40 for non-riding members. Looking forward to a great year with our horses!

“It’s something different, art combined with food and wine and the opportunity to discuss art with other artists -- maybe to learn something new,” Cathy explains. The price: $850 per guest, inclusive of all accommodation, food, transport to sites and tuition fees. For information and bookings for “Pallette to Palate” call Cathy on 0448 860 204. By Derek Maitland

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Ladies Solo

Rock and Roll Dance Classes

Thursdays 6:30pm

@ the showground grandstand


IMAGE: Cathy O’Brien – helping ‘keep Canowindra going’

Trades and Services

FOR SALE Case 1394 4WD tractor $3000 ono Call 0439 029 204 TABLELANDS PREMIER MEATS Canowindra’s own licensed abattoir, now open for private kills of lamb and goat. Trade enquires welcome. Home delivery service in Canowindra for lamb, goat and gourmet sausages etc. Sides of Lamb delivered from $120 Call 0447 712 370 MOVING SALE Rodd St Saturday 15th Feb 8am – 3pm Everything must go. Wardrobes, dining table, single beds, power tools, push mower, portable chook pen, Renai gas heater, 38” ride on mower and trailer, aluminium ladders, computer desk, steel filing cabinet, pressure pump, 10 square pots 8’x2’, kitchen table with 6 chairs, garden bench, radiogram and records, Husqvarna chainsaw, echo chainsaw, plenty of sundries. FREE TO A GOOD HOME 16 month old Staghound X bitch, very loyal and obedient. Phone 0427 648 578 or 6342 9438

Thursday 20 February 10 am Morning Worship at Peace Memorial Uniting Church COMING SOON 9.30 am Sunday 23 February 2014 All Saints’ Anglican Church, Canowindra Including Auction and Lunch Guest speaker: Amanda Lewis from International Teams. Helping Churches help the poor and oppressed.

• General fabrication • Custom built trailers & ute trays • Aluminium, stainless steel & general welding • General repairs • Sheet metal folding Call Ben 0422 445 025 or email FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE

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Canowindra Sport Proudly brought to you by Chris Williams Swimming Club Report

Hugh Breen completely annihilated his 50m freestyle time by 41 seconds!!! This was after he had dropped his 25m freestyle time by 4 seconds. Well done Hugh! In the Spoon final it was a neck and neck race between lanes 1 and 2. Luca Mirto, in his second week of swimming club, started first and was flying down the pool closely chased by Michael Coady in lane 2. At the end of lap Luca touched four tenths ahead of Michael. Both achieved PB’s Luca by 2 seconds and Michael a 1 second PB. In the relay there were 60 swimmers again and it was a fast finishing Finbar Smyth who anchored lane 2 to the win. Collecting their pennants next week will be Ruby Arnott, Ryan Ellis, Joe Besedic, Caleb Giger, Julia Stanley, Josie Clements, Jamie Austin, Bill Harrison, and Josh Flannery. Freestyle and Breaststroke Championships are this week and there are no entries taken on Friday night. All swimmers must sign up by Wednesday afternoon to be eligible to swim in the Championships. So be ready for roll call at 5:45pm as usual on Friday.

Cricket Club Pink Stumps Day

Canowindra Cricket Club is inviting friends, family and the local community to join them for Pink Stumps Day on Saturday, 15 February. The important 1st grade match will be followed with an auction of the baggy pink caps at Canowindra Services club. All proceeds from the day will help the McGrath Foundation see their vision become a reality, ensuring every family experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation. For more information about Pink Stumps Day and how you can make a difference to the McGrath Foundation, please visit www.

Canowindra Womens Bowls

Results of four matches played Tuesday 4th February. Major Singles - 1st round Nancy Morrow defeated Shirley Robson 26-19. Club Pairs Championship- 2nd round Margaret Gosper & Colleen Crump defeated Ellen Petty & Sheryn O’Malveney. Jill Messenger & Moyna Rue defeated Joice McNaught & Sandy McDonald 18-16.

Linda Miller & Christine Pickard defeated Daph Bryant & Gwen Haydon 14-10 Social Pairs Jean Roth & Diane Slattery defeated Betty Hodge & Diane Mooney 17-9. The Lucky Draw was won by Bobbie Turner with No. 20. The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th February.

Junior League

Canowindra Junior Rugby League is proud to announce their coaches for the 2014 season. Under 16’s – Danny Grant & Jayden Brown Under 14’s – Stewart Frost & Ian Pengilly Under 12’s – Annette Thomas & Katie Griffin Under 10’s – Aaron & Tyler Reid Under 8’s – Rob Burn & Kathy Davis


Adam Nash has been appointed captain/ coach for the Canowindra Rugby Pythons for 2014. Adam is a Life member of the club and is a natural leader on the field and has taken out the award of Best and Fairest on numerous occasions He will be assisted by Mark Brown former Pythons stalwart and coach, who was involved in last year’s progress to reach the 2nd semi-final. At our recent AGM, positions for 2014 were appointed – president Alan Wyburn, Vice President Daniel Williams, Secretary Susie Nash, Treasurer Graham Rice, Junior Vice President Todd Wyburn, Bar Manager Rob Morris, Patron Mr Doug Nash and Mr Geoff Beath. Canowindra’s Jayden Brown representing the Pythons has been selected into the 2014 Central West Colts Squad after the trials help on Sunday 2nd Feb.

Touch Football

Touch Results Fire Brigade def Bowling Club 7-1 Central Motors def Heelers 7-1 S&S def Rat Pack 6-4 Wildcats def Cranbury 4-3 Touch Draw 6.30pm Mr Embroidery vs Bowling Club ref Fire Brigade; Heelers vs S&S ref Rat Pack 7.15pm Rat Pack vs Rivers Road ref S&S; Wildcats vs Fire Brigade ref Bowling Club Bye- Cranbury & Central Motors

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Weekly Specials Lamb Cutlets 2 for $18 Don’t forget to sign up for the Footy Tipping Comp starting March 6th Guaranteed first prize $1000 Come and enjoy an ice cold beer at the Canowindra! Feedlot Restaurant open Tues-Sat 12-2 and 6-8 Sunday 12-2 Pizzas available at bar all the time. New menu now available.

Classifieds Clad Your Home $7995 Installed (85 metres square) *Conditions Apply. PH: 0263619244 (Lic 83737C-Picton Bros) FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS. Gas Fitter, LPGas, personal Service. Blocked drains cleared. Call Tony 0438 906 125. Canowindra and districts. L/NO: 1456 Contract Offset Discing – 36 Disc Grissly Phone Ashley 0427 003 826 or 6344 2084 FOR RENT Cudal Homes for Age Persons – “Boree Lodge” has a newly renovated Single unit for rent. $80 per week. For further information and inspection Contact Denise Baker 63642107 FOR SALE Saeco Intuita Coffee Machine with built-in grinder and milk frother. Used twice. $399 call 6344 1846 Recreation Room $9000 3 m x 3 m *Conditions Apply. PH: 0263619244 (Lic 83737C-Picton Bros) Winter Wedding Specials Contact Eat your Greens 6859 2386 Wanted to Rent Large 3/4 Bedroom house, call 0478 156 272

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All the latest news from the Canowindra Phoenix

Canowindra phoenix issue 281  

All the latest news from the Canowindra Phoenix