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The Canowindra Phoenix Wednesday 10 October 2012

Issue 226

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CWA: the Annual General Meeting of the Canowindra Branch of the CWA will be held at the CWA Rooms Blatchford Street at 7pm Thursday 25 October 2012. Proxy votes regarding the future of the hall will not be accepted, according to new information from the CWA Head Office. For votes to be accepted, members need to be at the meeting in person. Council: offices in Cabonne will be closed on Friday 12 October 2012 for Picnic Day & will reopen at 9am on Monday 15 October. For bushfire emergencies, please call 000. For all other emergencies, please phone Council's after hours emergency number on 6392 3234. Little: Athletics registration day is to be held 3:30pm Thursday 11 October at the Sports Oval, with events starting straight afterwards from 4:30pm. This year Club members will sport new black & orange uniforms, which will be available for order that afternoon. If you have active children between the ages of four and 17 come along! For more information, please contact Leanne Stevenson on 0438 499 069. Next: Monday 15 October is the Canowindra Ice Breakers Fitness Path fundraiser from 5pm. Come along & cheer, sponsor or revive your favourite swimmer. Registrations are due in by Friday 12 October to Clr Anthony Durkin at Chamber: Canowindra Business Chamber meeting 7pm Wednesday 17 October at the Services Club. Rugby: Union Presentation Night last Friday. It was interesting to note that if some of the players gave the same dedication & effort to training & playing the game as they did to drinking & tomfoolery they would have gone a lot further in the competition. Hospital: after hours gym will start again this week Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6pm & Thursdays 5-6.30pm. Now is the time to get fit! Borenore: Australian National Field Day are on again from 8:30am-5pm 16-18 October 2012. This is Australia's oldest annual agricultural exhibition where visitors will see a vast range of agricultural machinery, services & ideas. Look at the latest inventions at The Land Farm inventor competition & new products in the Awards of Excellence. Also stop & visit the Cabonne exhibition. The Feature Exhibit - NSW Western Local Health District - "Our Health District, Living Well Together"

Congratulations to Meals on Wheels Canowindra for 45 years of service to our community. The occasion was celebrated in the Cabonne Home and Community Care Centre on Gaskill Street with 30 people enjoying a delicious luncheon. The day was tinged with sadness with 20 valued volunteers farewelled, retiring after many years of generous and worthwhile service. Please see full story on Page 3...

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Another well stacked edition. In response to Eddy Wilkinson, (No.225) I think we should go back to the original argument in that NBN is not performing as it was set up to. Why does any concerned body have to fund a fibre connection when the NBN was supposed to be all things to all areas (well, almost, as 98% coverage would have it). The selective planning process has not allowed, it seems, discussion on coverage or method, rather that NBN has 'arbitrarily' decided what is going where based on predicted revenue. To go to the railway analogy, if revenue was the criteria for building the rail system in the 1800's, then Canowindra may not have had it pass through. There is a greater social need for ALL Australians to have access to the NBN system as would be provided by forward-thinking-beyondthe-next-election government. But those are thin on the ground. On the free kick to THAT bank, I am glad he has a sensible banker to help him foster his business but that minnow has a larger owner whose history would have it as being rather terse come foreclosure time. So they are not necessarily bringers of 'softness and light'. Steve Brown has a reasonable questioning of Mr Cobb's Lithgow Workers Club power cost increase of $5,000 per month (that's a lot of beers); we should know from Mr Cobb the starting and end points and when exaggeration kicks in. If in fact he has 'overstated' the situation, then he should stand with one hand on his heart and confess. Whoops, flying pig hit window! There is no doubt, though, that every tax impost is factored into the overhead costs of running a business (or household) in some way, whether it be a hidden cost within a service delivery, or a calculated cost on the spread-sheet; the end result is that the cost of doing business rises and it is reasonable to blame the 'flavour of the month' Carbon black tax as being one of those costs. Regards Robert Sherwood, Morley WA

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02 6344 1011 NOMINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY Nominations are now open for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year awards in the various towns and villages within Cabonne Shire, with the winners to be announced on Australia Day next year. Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper said this was a perfect opportunity to recognise the work of worthy volunteers within the community and urged as many people as possible to nominate someone who should be honoured. Nomination forms will be available from Council’s Molong, Cudal and Canowindra offices, as well as from Council’s website. Forms will also be sent to all Australia Day Committees and schools within the Shire. Nominations will close on Friday 30 November 2012. Following the introduction of a three-year cycle for attendance by Cabonne’s Australia Day ambassador and official party at Australia Day celebrations, the ambassador will visit Cumnock, Molong and Eugowra. However, council representatives will attend all award presentations in towns and villages not included in the official itinerary.


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PLEASE: DRIVE CAREFULLY Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision near Cargo around 10.40pm Friday 5 October 2012 in which a man died. The driver of the westbound car, a man, died at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicle, a woman and her three young children aged between 12 months and four years, were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Orange Health Services where they are being checked. The driver is being treated for a leg injury. A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https:// Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

HACC...CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE A sincere thank you to all these wonderful retiring volunteers: ♥ Pat Carter ♥ Ailsa Payten ♥ Alison Biddulph ♥ Virginia Cullane ♥ Ros Finn ♥ Ellen Norman ♥ Brenda Ryan ♥ Norma Watt ♥ Pat Burnheim ♥ Anne Graham ♥ Pat Grant ♥ Gwen Landon ♥ Alice Robson ♥ Col Robson ♥ Dawn Smith ♥ Ruth Watt ♥ Muriel Yell ♥ Beryl Rodrom ♥ John Davis ♥ Anne Barwood The Cabonne Home and Community Care Service provides services to help people who are frail aged or young people with disabilities maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes for as long as it is safe for them to remain. Without this support they may be at risk of premature or inappropriate institutionalisation. Council receives funding from the State and Federal Governments to provide a range of Home and Community Care Services. The services provided include Food Services and Neighbour Aid. As most provision is volunteer based the service offers support, information and training to all volunteers currently assisting clients. There are currently 180 clients receiving various levels of support through this project. Cabonne Council provides a range of Meals on Wheels / Food Services including: hot delivered meals; delivered frozen meals; shopping service; nutrition and budget advice; cooking demonstrations; community restaurants; various needs based food packs and more. Neighbour Aid provides services to suit individual needs which may include: information and referral; social support; self-help groups; telephone support; social and learning opportunities; homebound library services; friendly visiting; subsidised low level maintenance; subsidised lawn mowing; hospital visits. To find out how you can achieve a sense of fulfilment by volunteering to help others in providing these wonderful services please contact: HACC Coordinator Sarah Bellach on 02 6344 1199 or call into 70 Gaskill Street between 9am12pm or 12:30pm-3pm Monday to Friday. cuts: kids - mum - dad - nanna - pop - tom

CRIME ON THE RISE Residents are encouraged to lock vehicles and homes after the increase of thefts over the last few weeks. Monday night 8 October two separate incidents occurred where property was removed from vehicles without permission. One incident involved an ambulance vehicle being broken into on Ryall Street and a first aid kit bag removed. Fortunately the bag was found a couple of doors down. Canowindra Ambulance Station Officer Gary Murphy would like to thank the staff of the Canowindra Trading Post for reporting the discovery. "Fortunately we were not called out on a job, as the time it would have taken to restock and repack the bag could have meant the difference of life or death in an emergency situation," warned Gary. Another instance of theft was experienced at a Clyburn Street address where a rural worker had tools and toolboxes stolen from the back of his ute parked on the premises. Bill Watson of the Showground Trust advised that the Showground will need to be locked and secured after 12 cattle panels were stolen between the Canowindra Show, 22 September and last weekend 7 October 2012. The panels, which were set up as part of the Team Penning arena, are owned by Canowindra Pony Club. Both the Pony Club, Team Penning, as well as the Canowindra Show Society which managed the event for which the team penning arena was set up, are all not for profit organisations and the cost of replacing the panels will be exorbitant. Should anyone have witnessed any suspicious behaviour, or have any information in regards to these incidents please contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. Phoning 131 444 allows you to report crime over the phone and saves you time so you are not waiting around for a police officer to attend. Once your report is completed by a customer service representative, your information is immediately available to your local police who can attend to collect evidence if necessary.

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On Wednesday 3 October six cars from the GTR & XU-1 Owners Club of Queensland visited Charlie McCarron's Holden Museum at Canowindra Motors, pictured above. The Torana XU-1 enthusiasts called in to Charlie's after visiting the Forbes Museum and stayed over two hours admiring the authentic collection of cars. It was found that one of the owner's cars was sequentially three VINs different from Charlie's XU-1. Last weekend marked the 40th anniversary of Peter Brock's first Bathurst win in a Torana XU-1 .

A BETTER DEAL FOR ENERGY CUSTOMERS The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant has praised the efforts of the NSW, Victorian and Queensland Governments to join forces and fight for regulatory reform of the federal energy sector. NSW Energy Minister Chris Hartcher, Victorian Energy Minister Michael O’Brien and Queensland Energy Minister Mark McArdle will call for major changes to national regulatory arrangements to better protect the interests of households and small business. Mr Grant said rising electricity prices is one of the major issues facing households in the Dubbo electorate. "I know there are many people in the Dubbo electorate who are struggling to make ends meet due to higher electricity bills and the increased cost of living pressures, this decision will go some way towards ensuring greater protecting for consumers," said Mr Grant. Mr Grant said a standalone regulator is in the best interests of energy customers as the size of household power bills are directly affected by the strength and capacity of our energy regulator. "The interests of consumers have been ignored; this is demonstrated by a 60% increase in electricity prices in NSW over the last five years." "I congratulate the three Energy Ministers who continue to identify opportunities that promote the best interests of electricity consumers across the three states."

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CANOWINDRA BOWLS LIFE MEMBER Mr Ronald Brooks was presented with Life Membership of the Canowindra Bowling and Recreation Club at the recent Annual General Meeting held 23 September 2012. Life membership is an award that is highly respected by the current and previous boards, as evident by the fact that since the Club's inception in 1933, only nine Life Memberships have been awarded. Ron's association with the Canowindra Bowling Club commenced in July 1972 when he commenced as a casual bar person. Due to his dedication and professionalism he was appointed to the permanent staff in December 2000, with the Board recognising and rewarding his expertise, integrity and loyalty by promoting him to the most senior and responsible position is the Club, "Licensee", a position he held until his retirement in November 2011. During Ron's 39 Year working association with the Club, he has seen and more importantly adapted to the many changes that have effected the liquor industry. He has also trained and supervised numerous members of the community who have elected to work in the industry. Ron's involvement with the Club is not restricted to his bar work. He is also a competitive bowler of note, collecting 13 Club titles as well as representing the Club at District, Zone and State level in Pennants. MOWING LAWNS, HIDDEN GARDENS A large number of visitors are expected in Canowindra to attend the Open Gardens Australia event 'Hidden Gardens of Canowindra' on Saturday 20 October between 11am-5pm. As our village will be on display, and with the lovely Spring weather we've been having, now would be a great time to drag the lawn mower out, weed your garden beds and whipper snipper paths. Most gardens and lawns in and around town always look fantastic, however your efforts for this upcoming weekend would be greatly appreciated. Remember to come to Memorial Park from 4:30pm Saturday to relax after a lovely day with a glass of wine and local food at the Twilight Markets.

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MOLONG TO HOST 100 CHARITY RIDERS More than 100 cyclists will converge on Molong on Saturday as part of a marathon charity ride between Taronga Park zoos in Sydney and Dubbo. The riders and their support crews are pedalling more than 400 kilometres to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Black Dog Institute. Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper will welcome the group to Molong about 4pm and later they will be guests at a special zoo2zoo dinner at the Molong ExServices Club. The riders have booked out all accommodation in the town and nearby, and local residents have responded well to calls to host participants in their homes. Now in its seventh year, the charity ride is raising funds for the Black Dog Institute, an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders - a range of disorders that include depression and bipolar disorder (formerly called 'manic depression'). “Cabonne really values the association we’ve developed with the zoo2zoo organisers in recent years and it is very satisfying to see local residents opening their homes to help with this great fundraising effort,” he said. “The zoo2zoo rides have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past six years and I know the riders had raised about $25,000 three weeks before the ride began this year. I’m sure that amount will have swelled by the time they reach Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo on Sunday.” The cyclists will leave Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney on Friday morning, riding more than 150 kilometres over the Blue Mountains to Mount Victoria. On Saturday, the group will ride 182km to Molong before completing the final 115km leg to Dubbo on Sunday. Local cyclists have the opportunity to join the group on Sunday 14 October by registering online at: Register.aspx?ID=6277 by Friday 12 October for one of six ride options:  Zoo2Yeoval2Zoo (130km) $30  Molong2Zoo (115km) $30  Cumnock2Zoo (93km) $30  Yeoval2Zoo (65km) $20  Zoo2Wambangalang2Zoo (60km) $20  Ride around Tracker Riley cycleway then loop of Zoo (5-20km) $10 All rides are fully supported. Saturday’s Molong function will be held in the village’s picturesque Recreation Ground and Cr Gosper urged Cabonne residents to visit Molong and give the riders a rousing welcome.

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The Hon John Cobb MP Federal Member for Calare Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security

Monday 8th October 2012 Best ever Bathurst 1000?: The Bathurst 1000 is over for another year, and I must extend congratulations to all those involved in delivering what’s been labelled the best Race Week yet. An amazing 207,000 people attended Race Week on its 50th year, smashing the 2006 record of 192,000. Despite this, police say the number of arrests was down on previous years - a great result. It’s a job very well done to all those involved – the organisers, the police, the hotels and venues, and all those who attended. And of course a big congratulations to the Whincup/Dumbrell team on a thrilling win. Dental health at the forefront: Federal Parliament returns this week, and fighting for Calare’s dental patients is at the top of my list, with the Federal Labor Government’s changes to the dental care scheme up for debate. The Gillard Government is scrapping the Medicare Chronic Dental Disease Scheme - no new patients have been able to access the scheme since September, and the entire scheme will be wiped at the end of November, , with no alternative in sight, apart from a vague and unfunded plan for 2014. The MCDD scheme, which was introduced by Tony Abbott when he was Health Minister in the Howard Government, has been immensely successful, providing more than $4,000 in Medicare dental benefits to help pay for important dental procedures for eligible patients. Over 17 million services have been provided to approximately one million patients since 2007. Pensioners are contacting my office regularly fearful they will no longer be able to afford vital dental treatments. Dental health is key to overall health, and Labor’s plans are terrible for Calare patients. 100 Days of the Carbon Tax: With Monday marking 100 days since the introduction of the Carbon Tax, I was dismayed to learn one charity organisation in Orange had actually run out of vouchers used to help people pay their power bills, with more than one thousand vouchers handed out to struggling families and pensioners in the last three months. Earlier this year, Salvation Army revealed it could be forced to cut back essential services for needy families, with the Carbon Tax adding around $3.5 million in operating costs. This latest revelation by St Vincent de Paul goes to show why Australia does not need a Carbon Tax. Households were already struggling to pay their power bills even before the Tax was introduced. Yet Labor has seen fit to impose this Tax on Calare families, making that feat even harder, and with absolutely no environmental gain. Labor must reverse ban on Fenthion: I have joined local apple growers in lobbying the Federal Government to rethink its pending ban on Fenthion, the last legitimate chemical left to control fruit fly, amid fears it could devastate the industry. It’s another misguided and ill conceived decision made by a Government completely ignorant about the agricultural industry. This chemical has been around for 50 years and has not caused any major problems, and banning it would be devastating for our apple and cherry and export


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Oct 11: Cabonne Family Links Storytime/Craft 11am-12pm at the Canowindra Library. For more information please ring Sheryll Selwood on 0428 240 161. Oct 12: Cabonne Council Picnic Day Council Chambers will be closed for the day. Oct 14: Canowindra Bowling Club Presidents Day Men's Triples tournament 9am at the Club. Ph 02 6344 1026 Oct 15: Canowindra ICE BREAKERS 5pm register before Friday 12 October by calling Jarrod on 0458 690 044 or emailing Oct 17: Cabonne Chemical Clean Up Day at Cumnock waste depot from 2-5pm. For more information, please contact Council’s waste depot staff on 02 6392 3200. Oct 18: Canowindra Doubles Tennis Competition begins at 6.30pm. Registration is $50pp. To register your team please call Kylie Pull on 63442244 ASAP. Oct 19: Fred Smith with A Few Good Spooky Men and Special Guest Liz Frencham @ 7pm taste Canowindra. Free wine tasting 3 course meal & show $ 75 booking essential or ph 02 6344 2332 Oct 19-28: Orange Wine Week heaps of things to do & taste. Oct 20: Open Gardens Australia "Hidden Gardens of Canowindra" 11am-5pm Tickets are $20pp for entry to all 6 gardens. Children <18 FREE. Tickets are available on the day from outside Finns Store 35 Gaskill Street Oct 20: Canowindra@Home Night Markets 4:30pm in Memorial Park Oct 21: Canowindra Cornerstone Open Day 10am-4pm. ALL WELCOME! Free tea & coffee, children's food & entertainment from 2pm. We would love you to come & visit. Oct 23: Loving Local Workshops 8am or 6pm at Council Chambers Molong register at Oct 25: Cabonne Family Links Storytime/Craft 11am-12pm at the Canowindra Library. For more information please ring Sheryll Selwood on 0428 240 161. Oct 25: CWA Canowindra Branch AGM 7pm in the CWA Rooms Blatchford Street Oct 26: Melissa Robertson live entertainment at The Royal Hotel, 75 Gaskill Street Canowindra. 02 6344 1201 Oct 27: Neila at Windowrie 2012 12-4pm @ The Homestead, Windowrie Vineyard, $85pp (includes food & wine); children $25. Bookings 02 6342 4333 - limited tickets available, book early so you don’t miss out! Nov 3: Canowindra Preschool Trivia Night 6:30pm Canowindra Bowling Club. $10pp tables of 8. Ph 02 6344 1261 Nov 6: Canowindra Golf Ladies Melbourne Cup Luncheon Nov 16: Alan Jackson Tribute Show @ Canowindra Bowling Club. Members $12; non-members $15. Ph 6344 1026 THE CANOWINDRA PHOENIX (ABN 43 292 469 472) is published by Joanne Gaigals & printed locally by COMPRINTING: call Nick on 0402 340 852 For news or ads, please contact Jo on 0418 413 753, 02 6344 2760 or 6 RYALL STREET CANOWINDRA NSW 2804

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8 October 2012 It's pleasing to see that three significant health projects in the Dubbo electorate have been accorded a high priority in the State Infrastructure Strategy (SIS). The proposed redevelopment of the Forbes Hospital and construction of the Parkes Hospital ranked second place among the 24 health related projects recommended to commence within the next ten years. The Dubbo Base Hospital redevelopment stages one and two ranked third and stages three and four ranked fifth. This reflects a growing recognition within Government that this region offers enormous potential for growth and with that comes an expectation that we will be able to provide the infrastructure and services to match the demand. The Dubbo Base Hospital Redevelopment and Forbes and Parkes Hospital projects high priority on the list demonstrates their importance as regional facilities that will be expected to cater for a larger population through migration to the area from elsewhere within the state. It also reflects the NSW Government's determination to deliver improved health services to the region in response to community expectation for better access to and higher level of care provided. The SIS lends further weight to the argument that Federal and State Governments ought to be setting aside additional funds to complement existing health services in particular radiotherapy and cardiology. I will continue to work with my Federal colleague Mark Coulton to advocate for more services and funding in the region. I am determined to deliver improved health services through effective representation to a Government that I am honoured to represent on your behalf. For far too long the bridges linking our important regional roads have suffered from a lack of attention. This practice will cease with the announcement of the Government's Bridges for the Bush infrastructure program. The Warroo Bridge over the Lachlan River between Forbes and Condobolin is one of many bridges to be upgraded over the next five years at 17 key locations in regional NSW. The NSW Government will spend $10 million on the Warroo Bridge to enhance road safety and provide better access for freight trucks servicing the region’s agricultural industries. Bridges for the Bush is an initiative to help rebuild the NSW economy by investing in critical infrastructure to remove a number of significant freight pinch points and bottlenecks on the state road network. Transport assistance grants are being offered to enable women in isolated areas the opportunity to attend the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Parkes. Six thousand dollars will be made available by the NSW Government to subsidise CountryLink fares, assist with the cost of privately chartered buses and hire buses to transport participants between venues in Parkes. The NSW Rural Women’s Gathering is a three day event to be held on the 12th to 14th October and includes educational workshops and presentations by prominent women in the community. I'm encouraged by a renewed level of interest in the progress over the proposed redevelopment of the Forbes Hospital and construction of the Parkes Hospital since the recent Local Government elections. The level of support displayed by both Forbes and Parkes Council's for the upgrade of facilities demonstrates the community's desire for better targeted health services in the Lachlan region. Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) representatives met with the Mayors of Forbes and Parkes recently to be briefed on progress with these projects. Council support for both hospital upgrades is a crucial element in spreading the word among residents of the benefits each community will derive from the health services provided. Dubbo artist Eddy Harris has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize. Eddy's work 'Baka Billabongs' is currently on display at NSW Parliament, along with the work of 37 other finalists from around the state. It is heartening to see that the rich artistic talent possessed by the local Indigenous population in the Dubbo electorate has been recognised in this way. Born in Wilcannia, Eddy now resides in Dubbo and is a descendant of the Bakandji Naton. He has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, with his works held in various private collections in Asia, the USA, the UK and Europe. Eddy drew inspiration for his work 'Baka Billabongs' from the Bakandji Aboriginal people that lived traditionally along the banks of the Darling River near Wilcannia. The winning artist will receive a $40,000 cash prize and their work will become a permanent part of the Parliament's art collection.

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RISING STAR TO PERFORM LOCALLY Sydney born Melissa Robertson is a Country/Folk Singer and Songwriter. Melissa began performing solo at the young age of 16 representing her school in regional concerts, musicals, and the school rock band. After school Melissa studied singing and won prizes in the Cowra and Penrith Eisteddfods. Moving to the Cowra Melissa's passion for country and folk music grew as she began writing songs about her life experiences and her country surrounds. Her RIDE OF YOUR LIFE EP was released in 2009 by Melissa and she toured throughout the Central West of NSW, onto Mars Hill Cafe in Sydney and then made her first Tamworth Country Music appearance at WJO's second showcase in 2010. Since then Melissa has been recognised on a national level for her song writing.


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EXTRAORDINARY AGM The Canowindra Junior League have rescheduled their AGM due to insufficient numbers attending. It will now take place at 7pm Tuesday 23 October 2012 at the Services Club. All positions remain open. The committee currently consists of less than 10 members. It is these people that week in, week out make sure OUR children get to play junior league. The fact is we need MORE members to ensure this happens. If the committee positions are not filled there will be NO CLUB for Canowindra. These are not scare tactics this is REALITY. These jobs do not take up a lot of time and they are not hard to do. So if YOUR child plays league or wants to please help by joining our committee and putting your hand up to fill positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and many more. The Club will also be looking for a canteen coordinator, Someone to order stock etc. and create a roster for our home games. Without a canteen registration fees will be huge. EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! CANOWINDRA TIGERS PRESENTATION NIGHT With the season know behind us we can look forward to celebrating our successes. The Tigers presentation night will be held at the Canowindra Services Club on the 20th October starting at 6.30pm. Please call the Services Club by Saturday 13 October to reserve a seat, payment of $20 can be made at the door. DJ Mitch will be providing the entertainment after the official duties. We hope to see everyone there for a fun night of awards, food and music.

CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING the Annual General Meeting of the Age of Fishes Museum Inc. will be held at the Age of Fishes Museum, Cnr Gaskill & Ferguson Streets, Canowindra at 6.00pm Monday 12 November 2012, to which all members are cordially invited to attend. GARAGE SALE Sunday 14 October from 9am at 52 Ryall Street. Kitchenware, crockery, fridge, bric-a-brac + lots more! FOR SALE mulch hay, small lucerne bales for garden $6/bale. Prime lucerne for horses etc $10/bale. Call 0428 443 244 FOR SALE big outdoor spa. Heat pump not working but all else is fine $800. Ph Chris on 0459 441 083 NOW AVAILABLE from the Canowindra Craft Shop - Summer range of hair accessories for all Canowindra Schools by Zlea Designz handmade in Cowra. FOR SALE Emmaljunga pram with toddler seat, great for walker or on farm $60. Contact Lois on 02 6344 1733 FOR SALE '84 Millard poptop, gas cooktop & oven, double bed, 3 way fridge, full annex, no leaks. Rego K59064 until March 2013 $8,5000ono. Ph 0428 532 984 FOR SALE Lucerne mulch $3 pick up from farm, or $5 delivered to town (minimum 5). Phone Ben on 0427 004 589

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Tuesday 6 November

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110 Gaskill Street CANOWINDRA SWIMMING CLUB Swimming Club held their first meeting of the year and a few essential things were decided. Swimming Club will commence on Friday 2 November 2012 at 5:45pm. Fees for the 2012-13 season will remain at $65; most of this goes to Swimming NSW with Canowindra Swimming Club only receiving a small portion of the money. Registration will be online as usual with payment via a credit/debit card. Sharon Hawker will be emailing the information out to all swimmers shortly. This year Canowindra Swimming Club has a coach who is interested in running two coaching sessions a week for either fitness and stroke correction with a more serious squad if required. Payment would be up front in two sessions; a preChristmas and a post Christmas session. The approximate cost would be about $5 per week per swimmer with the pre Christmas session costing $35. Any swimmer interested in training can contact Jarrod on 0458 690 044 or email One final note the position remains vacant from the AGM that of point scorer. Without point scorer the only trophies presented at Presentation Night will be the Championships as there will be no point score points. This job is done after swimming club at the persons own time as it only involves entering the points into the computer. Please consider this carefully.

Get rid of cockroaches, spiders, termites and other pests!

Call Barry Heaslip at

Inland Pest Management

02 6344 1407

CANOWINDRA TOUCH FOOTY COMPETITION There are only five vacancies left to be filled in the Canowindra Touch Football Competition. If you are interested in entering a team you MUST have a representative attend the next meeting 6.30pm Monday 15 October at the Canowindra Golf Club. Teams are 12 players with two being over 30 and at least one female. Registration night will be held on Monday 22 October at the Canowindra Rugby Club House from 6.30-7.30pm. All fees MUST be paid at registration. Competition begins Monday 29 October and all teams are asked to be at the Oval by 6.15pm for a pre-competition briefing.

Canowindra Tigers Rugby League Club

Presentation Night Saturday

20 October 2012 at 6.30pm Canowindra Services Club

$20 per person Dinner & Music

all welcome! RSVP by 13 October to the Services Club on 02 6344 1397

Steve Thompson PLUMBING

Installation, repairs & maintenance of: Termite Specialist SOLAR & HEAT-PUMP HOT WATER SYSTEMS Spider service $180 (GST inc) roofing - draining - general plumbing DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & RURAL conditions apply Lic no 3371

Treating all pests

0428 441 138

0428 532 984 Fast, effluent service!

Lic 70446C

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