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Wednesday 31 July 2013

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CRIME IN CANOWINDRA In an incident on Monday evening has shocked our community, Canobolas Local Area Command are investigating a home invasion that occurred about 8pm Monday 29 July. Two men entered a home in Winton Street, Canowindra, and spoke to the 80-year-old male resident. Police have been told the men were armed with a weapon. The pair moved around the home before fleeing without any property. Officers were called and attended the residence before establishing a crime scene. Detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone who may know the identity of the men to come forward by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Local businessman Charlie McCarron was sitting at home alone when the electricity went off which he thought was just a blackout. The intruders then entered his home through an unlocked door, but luckily left empty handed as Charlie was not intimidated by their demands. Surprisingly unruffled by his ordeal, Charlie offers this advice, "There should be better street lighting in residential areas and I suggest that people lock their power boxes."

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This incident has renewed efforts to increase the police presence in our town, with a public meeting being planned to address various issues. Phil Gersbach, with assistance from the community via the Facebook group 'Crime in Canowindra Nsw', will be organising the meeting and various other activities to gather community support. Over the last few months there have been serious spates of crime involving: break ins, theft and vandalism at schools, homes and businesses; vehicle break ins and theft; vandalism; and dangerous driving. Although most of these incidents were reported to the police, it is our responsibility to report ALL incidents of crime, no matter how trivial. Reporting crime will assist in allocating police officers to Canowindra when they are needed. Please keep an eye out for more information in The Phoenix, Canowindra News, Facebook, Cowra Guardian, and posters around town for the date and place of meeting. Residents of other villages and towns within the Canobolas Local Area Command, such as Woodstock, Gooloogong and Eugowra are invited to attend.

Transition: Canowindra High School is holding their annual Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Program this Thursday 1 August from 10am to 11am with a Parent Information Session in the main staff common room followed by a tour of the school. All interested families are invited to attend. Morning: coffee? Canowindra's best loved retail destination, the Canowindra Trading Post is now opening their doors earlier. So from 8:30 every morning, 7 days per week, you can grab a coffee on your way to work, 7/41qn!poxbset! sport, church, school, etc. Wholesome Winter menu selections Moorbel: Markets are on this Saturday morning with all sorts of great bargains to be found, a barbecue & morning tea with some 56 Gaskill Street Canowindra of the best scones in the region available. Janelli Nursery from Gooloogong & Leanne's Flowers from Canowindra will be there for all plant enthusiasts! Kerbside: clean up for Cabonne residents will This federation style double brick home is loaded with be 19-23 August. For more information, please contact 1300 725 415. potential.

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Above: Kim McClintock who had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Sir David Attenborough. Kim is a volunteer at the Age of Fishes Museum and has met some wonderful people while volunteering here. SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH REVERBERATION In the aftermath of Sir David's visit last Monday, Canowindra and the Age Of Fishes Museum received some brilliant coverage through 123 media articles, 17 radio interviews and television activity. This includes some very large newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Melbourne Age. Many smaller newspapers and magazines have printed various articles and they all mention Canowindra. When taken into consideration that visitors to Canowindra have a dollar value to

Canowindra of $143 per day (source Destination NSW – Central NSW profile) it is a great opportunity to help boost our local economy through tourism. Age of Fishes Manager, Fiona Ferguson said, "This is very positive visit for the community and Sir David said our fossils collection is “world class”." This is also a great opportunity for locals to visit the museum and see for themselves one of the greatest historical finds on planet Earth, w hich w as fo u nd rig ht h ere i n Canowindra.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND TALENT The 2013 Canowindra PA&H Annual Show will be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September. Among the many great sections that make the Canowindra Show a great and successful annual community event are: SHOWGIRL COMPETITION: The Canowindra Showgirl Competition is a part of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition which is sponsored by The Land newspaper, the Royal Agricultural Society and ASC (Agricultural Societies Council of NSW). The competition is open to young women who: are between the ages of 18-24 (as at 1 May 2014); reside, study or work within NSW for at least three months prior to Canowindra Show; are prepared to go on to Zone Judging February 2014, then to State Finals (at the Sydney Royal Easter Show) if a

winner at Zone Judging, and have lived, been educated or have worked within a radius of 48km of Canowindra. Interviews will be conducted on the Saturday 27 September 2013, where you will all be presented to the public and Showgirl sashed. All entrants receive a sash, Certificate of Appreciation, small gift bag, a light lunch at the show, Free entry to the cocktail party and show. Win great prizes: $200 from Canowindra PA&H Association and many other great prizes. JUNIOR SHOWGIRL COMPETITION 15/16 Years Old (Year 10) CROP COMPETITION: The Best Crop of Wheat or Canola to be judged. Prize money donated by Rabobank Australia. Further information please contact President Ashley Bayliss on 0438 299 194 or Secretary Amy on 0487 564 000 .

CANOWINDRA HISTORY IN THE CLUB Canowindra Historical Society is holding the next History in the Club on Friday 9 August 2013 in Canowindra Services Club, with lunch at 12 for 12.15 pm followed by presentation at 1 pm. Presenting a talk on Constable Sykes, a policeman at Canowindra during bushranger raids will be Jenny Heggart. Cost for lunch and presentation is $15, or for presentation only is $5 per person. This is another presentation leading up to Canowindra’s Bushrangers Jubilee planned for the second weekend in October to mark the sesquicentenary of the notorious raids of Ben Hall’s gang on Canowindra in 1863. Jenny Heggart lives near Millthorpe and is a great granddaughter of Constable Charles Sykes who had joined the Police in August 1860. Canowindra was his first appointment and he was there until August 1864 when transferred to Bowenfels. His four-year term at Canowindra was at the height of the bushrangers’ exploits when they outwitted the police at every turn. Constable Sykes had more than his share of humiliation when he was ‘taken prisoner’ on both the September and October raids. Everyone is welcome and bookings are requested by Wednesday 7 August to Jan Harrison 02 6364 0258, or Dorothy Balcomb 02 6060 0618.

Grenfell Family Church Fellowship Service

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3pm Sunday 4 August

A message of Hope, Worship & Healing Prayer at CWA Hall, Canowindra Phone Pastor Rob Newton 02 6343 2396

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Aug 2: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra support group. Contact Pascale on 6342 1612 for more info Aug 2: Austen Tayshus 7pm @ taste Canowindra 3 course meal & show & wine tasting $80 book 02 6344 2332 Aug 3: Art Exhibition Opening 'In from the Cold' by David Lake with Barbara & Bruce Holmes & 'Open for Suggestions' by Jan Platt 6.30pm @ River Bank Gallery, 71 Gaskill St Canowindra Aug 3: Austen Tayshus 2nd show 6pm @ taste Canowindra 3 course meal, show & wine tasting $80 book Aug 3: DJ Chappy @ Canowindra Hotel from 7pm, happy hour 6-7pm. Aug 9: History in the Club. Guest speaker Jenny Haggart, descendant of Constable Sykes. Lunch at 12 for 12:15pm followed by presentation at 1 pm. Cost: Lunch and presentation: $15; presentation only $5. RSVP Wednesday 7 August to Jan Harrison 6364 0258, or Dorothy Balcomb 6060 0618 Aug 10: Canowindra Tigers Rugby League Past Player Day @ Tom Clyburn Oval THE CANOWINDRA PHOENIX (ABN 43 292 469 472) is published by Joanne Gaigals & printed locally by COMPRINTING: call Nick on 0402 340 852 6 RYALL STREET CANOWINDRA NSW 2804 © 2013 The Canowindra Phoenix retains all copyright, except as provided by the Copyright Act 1968,no part of this 0418 413 753 | publication may be reproduced, communicated to the public without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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YES VOTE VITAL FOR CABONNE Millions of dollars in community projects and road works would not have occurred in Cabonne without direct funding from the Federal Government and that’s why it is vital to vote YES in the upcoming referendum, Mayor Ian Gosper said today. Molong, Canowindra and Manildra skate parks, Eugowra pre-school and community hall and the Mullion Creek Hall refurbishment are just some of the many Cabonne projects to receive direct funding from the Federal Government. And that federal funding is under threat unless the nation votes YES to recognise local government in the federal Constitution, Cr Gosper said. Grant funds for projects across Cabonne came from the Regional Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP) – one of two crucial Federal funding programs for local government. “The other crucial Federal grants program is Roads to Recovery, which has made a huge difference to Cabonne’s massive roads network,” Cr Gosper said. With NSW celebrating Local Government Week from 29 July-4 August, Cr Gosper said constitutional recognition is one of the most pressing issues facing councils. When the Constitution was written more than 100 years ago there was no mention of Local Government, but because of two recent High Court challenges there is now a threat to the way many local government projects are funded by the Federal Government. “A YES vote will preserve these funding arrangements. There is no other source to replace this funding,” Cr Gosper said. “It does not mean Canberra will have control over council decisions – councils will still be answerable and accountable to State Governments as they are now.” More than $4 billion in Roads to Recovery funding has been provided to local government in the past 10 years to fix local roads. Of the 810,000km of public roads in Australia, more than 650,000km are the responsibility of local government. “Without federal funding, councils just can’t afford to maintain these roads and that should be a concern to every Cabonne resident,” Cr Gosper said.

IT'S TIME FOR A LAUGH Irreverent, clever, anarchic, proud, intellectual, sexy, satirical...Alexander Jacob Gutman has been called many things, but is best known as Austen Tayshus. Clever? Instantly recognisable from his most popular work "Australiana", which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and is only one of his twenty plus comedy routines. In 2008 Gutman appeared on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton; and in 2012, he was a panellist on the ABC's political panel show Q&A. Intelligent? Proud? Alexander Gutman was born in New York and moved to Sydney at the age of one. As the son of a Hasidic Holocaust survivor, he grew up in an Orthodox Jewish home. At 15, he participated in the International Bible Contest for Jewish Youth and took part in the finals in Israel, he finished in the top five. In 1973 he returned to Israel as a volunteer during the Yom Kippur War. Satirical? Irreverent? Anarchic? Representing the Australian Sex Party, Mr Gutman has a vast knowledge of the political system and the current issues such as boat people and socioeconomic variances. This, along with religion and other contentious topics are fair game for his scathing wit. So if you're fed up with all the processed-forhuman-consumption media spin which is labelled news? feeling a bit down due to the economy? sick of being the underprivileged second cousins of our city neighbours?...come along and have a laugh at 'them': their values, their priorities, their themness. God knows, we need something to cheer us up on the way to the polling booths later this year! Taste Canowindra is fully licensed, will give you three courses of fantastically prepared fresh local produce and the opportunity to see an older, just as vocal and funny, Austen Tayshus this Friday night for just $80 per person. Oh...and sexy? Just come and see his 6'6" hulk of black suited tappability, and listen to his just-eaten-chocolate-coated-gravel voice. To emulate Molly Meldrum "do yourself a favour" and search youtube for Sandy Gutman (remember to have some tissues ready if you watch the Enough Rope Part 2 clip), the range of this man is truly remarkable.

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CANOWINDRA PYTHONS Saturday afternoon Canowindra hosted the elimination minor semi final. It was a fantastic day in Canowindra and plenty of supporters took advantage of the weather to come and cheer their club to victory. The Pythons' game plan was simple: start fast and aggressive; however it made for some silly mistakes in the opening minutes which allowed Grenfell to have favourable field positions. The Pythons found their groove and through a forced error and a great scrum applied pressure on the Panthers' line. Iain 'T' Talbot scored a nice little five pointer from a Pythons' maul, and Alex Grant added the extras. Canowindra continued to scrum well and strong runs from Jord Irvine and clearing out from Pythons' loose forwards Jack Knight and Dan Bowd had Grenfell reeling and faulted under pressure and allowed the Pythons a shot of converting a penalty which was successful. The score now 10-0. The Panthers lifted a gear and off a chip chase scored in the corner, taking the score to 10-7 with a conversion. Canowindra's backline continually threatened Panthers defence with hard running from Ronald Lawrence and Sean Wyburn. With a close gap after half time, both sides came out firing and bodies were on the line with big hits. Python's scrimmaging had the distinct edge over the Panthers and allowed Canowindra's backs to have good field position but to Panthers credit, they kept attacks contained. Grenfell were next on the board after converting a penalty after an infringement at the ruck. With no points to be scored for the next 15 minutes, it was a tough grind to get on the board next. With Grenfell coughing up the ball inside their half a scrum was put down. A good drive had the Panthers unable to stay on their feet. Penalty awarded, Alex Grant made no mistake in slotting the three pointer, taking the scoreboard to 13-10. Grenfell hit back with a try to take the score to 13-15. With a do or die game it is often the side with composure who can win the game, and the Pythons felt no pressure, they just had to play simple, smart rugby. Pythons continued to graft and grind. A big hit from Pythons centre saw Grenfell cough up a loose ball which Dan Bowd capitalised on, and scored what was to be the winning try of the game, taking the score to 18-15. With five minutes remaining, Canowindra continued to dominate set plays and clean line outs and ball security found the Pythons safely winding down the clock and shutting out the Panthers. When the full time whistle was blown it was the Pythons over the Panthers 18-15 in what was a tough contest. It would be very hard to point out the best on the paddock for the day, as it stems from everyone playing as a unit. Condobolin Rams lost to Molong on the same day, the Pythons will now face Condo at Condo this coming Saturday in another elimination semi. The Pythons would like as many supporters who can make the trip to come along and help them win what will be another great game of rugby. The Club would like to thank all the supporters who have attended games this year and hope to do you all proud in this series. The Python's bus will be making the journey to Condo this Saturday. A big thank you to everyone who has helped set up, cook, serve and pack up during the season, your help is much appreciated. GO THE PYTHONS!

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110 Gaskill Street CANOWINDRA UNDER 19S DOWN CONDO The Tigers First Grade may have had the bye this weekend but the under 19s and League Tag set off to Condobolin to take on the Rams for the second week in a row. Both teams were out for revenge after Condo had beaten them on home soil the week before. Unfortunately the girls couldn’t get in the League Tag with the Condo girls tagging extremely well. The Tigresses improved on their previous performance, defending better and maintaining a positive attitude. Canowindra crossed three times and was successful in all conversions to put 18 good points on the board. Alicia Earsman and Jess Fisher powered down the left wing, making their way under the black dot, to score their tries and Keira Whatman scored her first try for the season pushing up the middle through Condo’s defence also scoring under the posts. Kristy White converted once and Ashley McLean twice. Final score Condos way 34-18. The under 19s played short with only 12 players, but played one of their best games of the season. The boys worked extremely well as a team and were constantly supporting each other. With all players exposed to maximum playing time they were able to prove themselves and showcase their abilities. Jake Wythes showed why he has stepped up to the grade, Harry Whatman, always a crowd favourite, didn’t disappoint and Matt McLean held strong creating play and successfully converting 4 goals.

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The crowd was more than pleased when Tim Wythes crossed for his first try of the season and when Jayden Brown finally broke through Condo’s defence and put his own point’s on the board. Dan Middleton was a workhorse for the entire 80 minutes as was Dan Friend, Jack Knight and Alex & Sam Willson. Mick Clyburn, lucky to still have his head, resisted Condo taunts, stayed focused and got the job done and the ever reliable Nick Willson was able to slip through Condo’s line for two great tries. Try scorers were Jayden and Nick 2; Tim, Alex and Harry 2; and Matt converted 4 from 7. Final score Canowindra 36 to Condo 20. Due to recent events over the past weeks, players are reminded that they must adhere to the CRL Code of Conduct. Misadventures outside the club can and will affect your position as a member within the club with several players being stood down as a result of dishonouring this code. We are a small town that relies on the community to support its various sporting avenues and bad and/or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated. Next week the Tigers First Grade and Under 19s play Peak Hill at Peak Hill and the League Tag girls have the bye. Reminder that Saturday 10 August is Past Players' Day with the Tigers taking on the Gooloogong Cowboys at Tom Clyburn Oval. Come along and support the Tigers and have a great day of footy.




Saturday 3 August: 6pm Cudal Sunday 4 August: 11 BELMORE STREET CARGO 8:30am Eugowra PH: 02 6364 3246 10am Canowindra Air Conditioning Service & Repairs Please note change of days/times  Ultrasonic Cleaning & Testing of Fuel Injectors

 RTA Pink, Blue Slips and LPG/CNG Inspections All General Mechanical Repairs Full Computer Scanner Services Auto Electrical Repairs Thursday 1 August Ag & Dune Buggy Sales & Services 10am Holy Communion at Peace  Authorised Tested & Tagging of Electrical THE CO-OPERATING ANGLICAN PARISH & UNITING CHURCH CONGREGATION OF CANOWINDRA

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8am St Matthew's Anglican PHIL'S MINI DIGGERS for all you kanga, excavator and mowing equipment hire, Church Woodstock phone 0429 234 996 9.30am Peace Memorial Uniting Church Canowindra OPEN TALLS Exhibition: Opportunely for emerging artist to display their work in a 11:15am Cranbury Uniting gallery for September. Contact for Church reputable more details or


02 6344 2778 JANELLI NURSERY will be at the Moorbel Markets this Saturday with a large range of plants

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