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Issue 289 Your free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Canowindra Shop locally first!

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Beanshed Anniversary Production Wows Everyone at Canowindra Public School Alongside the Strangerland filming last weekend there was another major production going on in Canowindra that we felt definitely deserves front page coverage. It was “Snapshots” at the Canowindra Public School – a wonderfully colourful and talented two-act musical celebrating the 20th anniversary of the school’s iconic Beanshed Productions. The huge cast of young actors, singers and dancers put on a series of scenarios portraying a demanding director’s auditions for a “wow”-factor story and talent, and we certainly saw a lot of memorable and amusing performances that included pirates, witches, Alice in Wonderland, the Ben Hall gang, Hamlet, The Fonze and a great closing song and dance by the Happy Days Chorus. Co-producer Helen Giger, whose son Caleb gave us a particularly dramatic hissing performance of the goblin Gollum, marked this

year’s show down as one of the best ever, with around 600 parents and visitors attending the three “Snapshots” performances. “Only two parts were taken by high school students – the rest of the entire performance was presented by the pupils, right down to infants,” Helen said. What made the show even more colourful and exciting was the beautiful high-tech lighting and effects, along with a stunning multi-sound system, provided by Helen’s husband Jon, who’s also a youth worker with the Cornerstone tertiary education community. In all, “Snapshots” was one of those happy, accomplished, heart-warming exhibitions of young talents that Canowindra and every community needs to keep its culture and creativity alive and continually vibrant. By Derek Maitland


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To the two local businesses for their significant monetary contribution to the Fitness Path to assist with purchasing outdoor fitness equipment. Hassad Australia donated $2200 and the local staff at Essential Energy Canowindra depot donated $1500.

To the Editor Country Care Link began in 1992 and is one of many outreach services provided by the Sisters of Charity. A volunteer meets country people who are visiting Sydney for Medical appointments or people who are visiting family members in a Medical Facility. A volunteer meets you at the airport, bus or train station and drive you to the hospital or medical facility you require. The same service is available when needing to return to the airport, bus or train station after your medical appointment. This wonderful outreach service is provided free of charge fulfilling the Sisters of Charity Outreach motto: Compassion in Action. I was recently admitted into hospital in Sydney. I travelled down by plane and was met at Sydney airport by a very friendly Country Care Link volunteer who helped me


To the person or persons who tried to remove and damaged the Gardens Table sign.


To the person or persons who stole a wallet and mobile phone from the dressing sheds on Saturday the 5th April during Junior Rugby League. The wallet and phone belonged to a visiting player from Grenfell who was quite upset to find the items gone.




To the great work Cabonne Council did on getting the town ready for the National Trust and the Strangerland movie.

To the young people at RSL club last Friday night who were dressed in shorts & thongs. Who is policing the dress code?

To the lack of availability of the taxi service after the closing of the clubs and hotels. Thumbs Up Thumbs Down is your chance to have your say. Malicious or defamatory submissions will not be accepted. Contributors will not be identified. To submit a Thumbs Up Thumbs Down email us at editor@canowindraphoenix. or mail us at PO Box 251 Canowindra NSW 2804.

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Millthorpe Markets The markets have been running since 2005 and are hosted by the Millthorpe Public School P & C Committee, with all funds raised assisting to purchase ongoing educational tools for the school. On Sunday the 6th April, people from all over ventured out to Millthorpe to see all of what the stall holders had to offer. From arts and crafts, candles, quilts, home wares to clothing, jewellery and food, the markets offered a platter of products to service everyone’s taste. The day was beautiful and sunny and very successful, as thousands of people showed up, not only to the markets, but wandered into the heritage village as well. By Jessica Jenkins

IMAGE: People browsing at Milthorpe Markets on Sunday

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Icebreakers – Well done to the swimmers who braved the cold to swim for the ‘Icebreakers’ Fundraiser last Sunday, 6th April. Thanks to the ‘Canowindra Icebreakers’ Lynne, Stephen, Stewart and James Russell, Liz Grant, Andrew and Sophie Phelan, Mitchell and Lisa Cartwright, Connor Munroe and Jarrod Strange, Sally Fitzgerald and Anthony Durkin. There was $290 raised and it was unanimously decided to donate all of the funds raised to the defibrillator and oxy resuscitation for the sport oval appeal. Change of Day – Canowindra Food Basket will be held on Wednesday 23rd April 9.30am – 12noon due to Easter and Anzac public holidays. The Canowindra Food Basket will NOT be opened on Good Friday 18th April and Friday 25th April. Normal openings will be 11th and 23rd April and 2nd May. Welcome – Looking forward to seeing Mark Winterbottom and friends visiting Canowindra for the Balloon Festival. Garden Club - The next meeting of the Canowindra Garden Club will be held at the home of Mrs. Pauline Jani, 2 Battery Lane Canowindra on Wednesday 16th April at 2pm BYO coffee, tea mugs & chairs. Carpooling meet at Morris Park at 1.30pm

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The Canowindra@home Long Lunch was held on Sunday the 6th April at the Age of Fishes Museum. It was a great day and was enjoyed by all that attended. 120 people attended the event and enjoyed the relaxing serenity of Canowindra with the sun shining, great company and the sounds of ‘Trouble with Johnny’. The lunch was catered by a team of talented staff from Restaurant 92, located in Bathurst. A snapshot of the delicious locally sourced food included handmade Trunky Creek sausage and organic lamb supplied by Cowra Breakout River Meats. On behalf of the Canowindra@home team, Thank You to all who helped out and were involved in the organising and preparation of the event, especially the team of volunteers, as this would not have been possible without them. STORK NEWS - Josh Bohanna and Brittany Rue are proud to announce the arrival of their baby girl Ella Rose Bohanna. Weighing 8 pound 8 ounces born on the 2nd of April 2014. Brittany is the daughter of Ken and Sharon Rue of Canowindra, and Josh is the son of David & Sharon Bohanna of Cowra.

IMAGE: Ella Rose Bohanna


Huggies Baby Wipes 240’s $10.49ea Bulla Choc Bars 10’s $2.99ea Palmolive Hand Wash Refill 1 Litre Varieties $4.99ea Pringles Chips 150g Varieties $1.99ea Half Price! McCain’s Pizza 500g Varieties $4.99ea Good Friday: Closed Easter Sunday: Closed

Easter Saturday: 8am-4pm Easter Monday: 8am-4pm

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The Strangerland Shoot - Turning Canowindra into Bush Town “Nathgari” If you were a tourist visiting Canowindra for the first time last week, you could have been forgiven for momentarily wondering if you’d lost your way. The River Bank Hotel was now the “Nathgari Library.” with signs outside it for “Choice Credit Union,” “Countryside Cabling” and “Supporting the Nathgari Community.” The Royal Hotel now had a sign announcing the “Nathgari Sporting Carnival” set down for March 30, a store across the street was now “Second Hand Goods and Bric-a-brac” with a very confusing phone number – 3764 3254. Of course, it was all part of the makeover that transformed part of downtown Canowindra into a red dust-blown bush town beyond Broken Hill for the week-long on-location filming for the movie Strangerland. With Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and British Shakespearean actor Joseph Fiennes here as the stars of the shoot, Gaskill Street naturally attracted crowds of locals and visitors no doubt hoping to catch a glimpse of

them. Instead, they mainly saw how incredibly technical a movie shoot is, why feature movies end with an agonisingly long list of crew and production credits and, most illuminating of all, how you film close-ups of actors in a moving car without its wheels ever touching the ground. As many of us saw, the technique these days is to get a big trailer truck then load the entire set on to it – lights, sound and monitoring first, then stills and more monitoring, then the camera rostrum and camera with technicians, then the car itself covered in shade screens and reflectors, and drive the whole shebang up and down the street, take after take, to get the right shot. The filming ends tomorrow (Friday) and the cleanup of the dust-strewn Gaskill Street footpaths and storefront with it. And the mythical “Nathgari” becomes our own Canowindra again. By Derek Maitland

More than half a million young Australians believed they experienced depression or an anxiety condition over the last year, according to recently released data from Roy Morgan. New figures from the ABS show suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 24 also paint a worrying picture of youth mental health in Australia. The data comes as beyondblue prepares to release a range of new resources about depression and anxiety for young people on its youth website, Youthbeyondblue, which has recently undergone a dramatic makeover. The new resources include a booklet on depression and anxiety and fact sheets on bullying, alcohol and drug use, self-harm and suicide, which will be available on Youthbeyondblue from the start of National Youth Week which started on the 4th April. beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell AO said “Checking in with a mate who may be struggling with depression or anxiety can be daunting, but it can also be a powerful step towards them getting the help they need.” People having a tough time can contact trained mental health counsellors at the beyondblue Support Service via phone on 1300 22 4636 or via for online chat or email responses. By Jessica Jenkins

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CATCH of the Week

IMAGE: Brad O’Reily, Mark Brown, Ian Brown and Trevor Simpson from Canowindra Produce

Canowindra Produce Servicing our Local Farmers Canowindra Produce Co Pty Ltd is an Australian owned and operated company based in Canowindra and its surrounding districts. Canowindra Produce has been operating since the early 1930’s and is family owned and operated. Over the years Canowindra Produce has established strong ties with many grain growers and major participants within the Australian Grain Industry. This knowledge ensures that they have a good supply of quality hay and grain and provide the best possible service to local farmers and customers on every level. They provide farmers with seeds for planting and fertilizers along with free agronomic advice. It enables them to evolve with the farmer throughout the duration of their crop from sowing and growing to harvesting and marketing, and enables them to source the right type of products for your needs. Managing Director of Canowindra Produce, Ian Brown suggests getting in quick for your cropping and fertilizer needs while

the weather is good, “The autumn rains have come after the long hot dry summer months. The rains recorded were the most significant falls we have seen since last winter and have given confidence to the coming winter cropping season. If you have not secured your cropping seed and fertilizer requirements, we urge you to discuss your needs with us. Many varieties of seed are in limited stock and best to organize as soon as possible so you do not miss out on your chosen variety and have to alter you’re cropping plans at the last minute”. “There is also still time to get some top soil testing done for wheat crops, and getting a good understanding of how your paddocks fertility is prior sowing and tailor more specific fertilizer program for your chosen crop and paddock. Discuss your MAP/DAP needs with us so your supply is secured and avoid the worry of supply issues that have been seen the last few seasons” Ian said. By Jessica Jenkins

IMAGE: Monique Gillespie and Poppy Starr

Monique Gillespie, caught this 80cm Kingfish using live bait off Montague Island. Monique was on a Charter Fish Narooma fishing trip with her parents Owen and Anne Gillespie and Kim and Jake Amos, all from Cowra. Monique is pictured above with Poppy Starr from Canowindra who was eagerly waiting on shore for the boat to come in and did not want to miss any of the action. Go girls!




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INSURANCE Tips Pet Insurance – A load of Rubbish?

IMAGE: The Debutante’s caking the ceremonial cake

Canowindra Debutante Ball 2014 The 44th Canowindra Debutante Ball was held last Saturday the 5th of April at the Canowindra Services Club Hall. In total there was 12 girls who were introduced into society as young ladies and graced the dance floor in their stunning white gowns alongside their Deb partners. The Debutantes danced to two songs played by Dearne Curtis and they all overcame their nerves and enjoyed themselves. The Debutantes were Madeline Troth & Rhys Maere, Sarah Clunes & Sam Townsend, Alicia Earsman & Jake Wythes, Emerald Gilson & Ebann Malae, Rachel Wynn & Blake Cramer, Brittany Wilson & Jayden Pender, Hayley White & Regan Hughes, Jennifer Holmes & Talby Upton, Katelin Felstead & David Mood, India Thurtell & Nick Perry, Brooke Said & Tinei Sauvao, Melana Pearce & Harry Whatman. They were greeted by the Guests

of Honour, Kath Balcombe and John Cowell and Flower girl Sarah Shady and Pageboy Will Pearce. There were approximately 270 guests and the MC of the night was Kathy Davis. On behalf of the organizers of the Debutante Ball, thank you to Bill Paul’s Carpet Centre for supplying the red carpet, Mandy Townsend for the beautiful teal coloured cake and the Canowindra Trading Post and Canowindra Services Club for their support. The entertainment of the night was the Band ‘Nuthin’ 2 Serious’ who really got the crowd going, in which some great dance moves were discovered. All the girls looked absolutely stunning and the boys scrubbed up all right as well. Overall the night was enjoyed by all. By Jessica Jenkins

Like most insurances out there until you need them you feel like you are paying for thin air. This is especially true with pet insurance which I thought was a load of rubbish (as do most pet owners: according to consumer group Choice, only 2 per cent of people insure their pets) until faced with the prospect of massive veterinary bills after our family dog decided to pick a fight with a king brown snake. If your dog is prone to illnesses or if your cat routinely gets into fights with other cats, pet insurance can take the stress out of expensive vet bills. Considering the high costs for complicated specialist treatments, pet insurance can offer value for money and give you peace of mind that you can afford the best treatment for your pet. Three Tips when buying pet insurance • First, read the policy properly – some insurance contracts may as well be written in Greek, so it pays to work out exactly what is included and excluded in your cover. Some insurers won’t pay out for pre-existing conditions, older pets, or even certain breeds. • Second, choose the highest excess you can confidently afford to pay in the event of a claim (like $500); this will lower your yearly premium. • Finally, only insure for events that can financially devastate you. Insurers are only too happy to sell you a high-priced all-inclusive type of cover that allows you to claim vet visits and a host of other extras – but you’ll pay through the paws for it. A lower-cost option is to get fully covered in the event of accident and illness, and pay for any other vet treatment such as immunisations out of your own pocket. So long as you buy the right policy, pet insurance like most insurance is a smart investment. By John Bowman Ausure Insurance Brokers

Talk to us about your Insurance needs. John Bowman & Alleena Vitnell 75 Main Street, Young NSW 2594 Phone: 02 6382 6022 Email:

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Easter Trading Hours Most locals are excited and looking forward to a well- deserved break for Easter. For those that are unsure, trading hours are listed below for some of our local shops over Good Friday, Easter and Anzac Day. • The 18th of April is Good Friday • The 20th of April is Easter Sunday (Happy Easter) • The 21st April is Easter Monday • The 25th of April is Anzac Day On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. The four-day Easter weekend marks the end of the summer season for many Australians. Easter Sunday is a very important day for Christians, since the resurrection of Christ reflects a central idea in Christianity. Many Christians attend special church services even if they do not attend services regularly during the rest of the year. For non-

religious people and followers of other faiths, the four-day Easter weekend is a welcome break and a chance to enjoy a range of sporting and cultural events, lots of chocolate and seafood! Many people also travel to visit family and friends and the roads can become very busy and occupied with stressed drivers trying to get from A to B. Remember these holidays to slow down and be careful on the roads, double demerits apply and remember to stop every 2 hours for a stretch. For those who are not travelling there are plenty of things to do, especially if you have children! Paint eggs, make your own chocolate eggs, do an Easter Hunt, revisit old board games, invite the girls around or host a get together with all your friends and family. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter! By Jessica Jenkins


Easter Trading Hours Good Friday 9am till 2pm Easter Saturday 8am till 6.30pm Easter Sunday 8am till 4pm Easter Monday 9am till 2pm

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Closed Good Friday Easter Saturday 7 am – 12 noon Closed Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Closed Anzac Day Phone 6344 1312

General Store Good Friday 10am-4pm Easter Sat – Normal trading hours Easter Sunday 10am-4pm Easter Monday – Normal trading hours


Saturday 26th Balloon Glow Night 6-11pm

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Friday 25th Anzac Day Live Music 6 -11pm

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2 bedroom + sleepout very well maintained home set on 1/2 acre. New Colourbond roof and renovated bathroom. Open plan living climate controlled by Split air conditioning as well as slow combustion wood heater. Large open back yard with perfect lawn to entertain friends or just chill out. Only short walk to Canowindra’s Main St shops.


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Beautiful Federation style brick home consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, ensuite with spa, gorgeous landscaped gardens, outdoor entertaining area in very private rear yard. Rear lane access to double remote lock up garage. This property screams style and elegance.

9 Bluebell St This new home has been constructed and finished with the highest quality in mind. The large formal entrance flows through to open kitchen and large dining area. Alfresco dining can also be easily enjoyed with large screen door access and opening windows flowing from the kitchen. 3 bedrooms, all with built-ins, modern bathroom and large ensuite compliment the style of this home and is a must see. Double garage with remote roller door and direct access to inside. Large enclosed back yard for the children or the family pet to play, and a 3 bay colourbond shed at the rear. Set in a new Estate on the edge of Canowindra, it is priced for a quick sale at...



2 B/room Hardiplank home set on large 1657sqm corner block. Established gardens. Equipped well. Sheds and bird Averies Ample room to extend as the family grows.




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New carpet throughout and reverse split air conditioning are just some of the improvements already made by the current Owner/Investor. Large fully enclosed back yard with back lane access.

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This 3 b/r brick cottage is in a perfect location. Only short stroll to schools and Canowindra’s fabulous cafe’s and shops. Partly renovated, it is ready to move in and enjoy country living at its best. Great views over the river flats and sealed front & rear access to the property. Worth a look at this price



This large 4 b/r brick veneer home sits on the edge of town overlooking lush green sports fields. Easy walking distance to local schools and golf course. Large open living with two lounge rooms that look out into the private back yard. Computerised sprinkler system keeps the yard in prime condition and beautiful entertaining area set up for year round use. In floor heating and ducted air conditioning are efficient to run with the 1.5kw solar system generating power to the grid. Perfectly setup for the growing family.


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IMAGE: Dr Peter Fox, Oncologist with Virginia, holding first prize in the raffle

Virginia Cullane Donates Books for Cancer Research Book collectors, book lovers and readers will all remember their visits to Canowindra over the past 15 years when they discovered the delights of a real old fashioned secondhand bookshop and book searcher. Virginia Cullane Books has been part of the historic streetscape of Canowindra during this time and kept many readers in the Central West and beyond, coming back again and again for their needs. Sixteen years ago, Virginia found she had breast cancer and had to spend 12 weeks in Sydney for treatment. This was very successful until November, 2013 when she discovered the cancer had returned in the form of liver and bone cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment in Orange. In order that some good may come of her problem for others, Virginia has arranged a huge book sale in Canowindra over the Easter period. All books have been donated

from Virginia’s huge reserves & from donations from others, far and wide. The sale will be held in the Old Canowindra Hardware store opposite Virginia’s Bookshop from 9am – 4pm, 14 to 21 April, 2014, excluding Good Friday. There will also be a raffle for 1st - an original painting, 2nd – a beautiful handmade quilt and 3rd – luncheon for four at Tommy’s Deli Lama, available at $2 per ticket. Please take a drive to Canowindra over the Easter Period to support Virginia’s efforts. All money raised is to go to Central West Clinical Trials for Breast & Prostate Cancer & therefore will stay in the local area, which is so underfunded for local research. Donations can be left at the bookshop or at Central Motors, three doors down in Gaskill St, Canowindra or any enquiries to 0428320559.

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Easter Egg Hunt The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre will be holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in the garden on Saturday the 19th of April. The morning will start by trying to find the hidden treasures that will scattered throughout the garden (All participants will receive a special treat). This will then be followed by the arrival of the Easter Bunny were you will be able to grab a cuddle or even a photo that you can cherish forever. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children aged 0 – 12 years. You MUST register your child/ren’s attendance by Thursday 17 April - 12noon, on 6341 2233 or email – and leave your child/ren’s name & age. All participants must be present by 9:00am. Gates open at 8:30. Please note that children must be accompanied with a paying adult – children are FREE. By Justin Smith Japanese Gardens Manager

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Local Jap Pumpkin $1.20kg Local Broccoli $4kg Local Braeburn Apples $3kg

RECIPE OF THE WEEK Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup 700g Pumpkin 1 cup red lentils 1 onion halved ½ lemon juiced 1 handful of coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1 litre chicken stock

1. Combine Pumpkin, onion, lentils & spices in a large pot. Cover with stock. Bring to the boil. Simmer until vegies are soft. 2. Blend vegetable mix with lemon juice & coriander. Serve.

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Supper and Show $35

A tribute to the world’s legendary female artists Tuesday 22nd April Canowindra Services and Citizens Club 7:30pm for 8:00pm show Tickets can be purchased from the Canowindra Services & Citizens Club prior to the show. Brought to you by Tommy Jeffs in association with beyondblue and Canowindra Challenge Inc

Balloon Week Activities Monday 21st – Meet the Balloonists @ Canowindra Showground, 2pm Tuesday 22nd – History of Ballooning @ Canowindra Golf Club, 12pm, Tallulah Style Artiste Supper & Show @ Canowindra Services Club, 7.30pm Wednesday 23rd – Barefoot Bowls @ Bowling Club, 11am, Trivia Night supporting Canowindra Pre-School @ Bowling Club, 6.30pm Thursday 24th – YBM Ambrose Golf Day @ Golf Club, 9am, Dinner with Friends at The Old Vic @ 6.30pm

WIN a Family Pass valued at $117.30 to Taronga Western Plains Zoo! Entry for 2 adults and 2 children to the zoo. The pass is valid until 3rd of March 2015. Complete the entry form below and return it to The Phoenix Office, 65 Gaskill St Canowindra, for your chance to win. The winner will be contacted on 11/04/14 & announced in Issue 290.

Entries close 10th of April.

Friday 25th – Anzac Day @ Memorial park, 6am, Two-Up @ Services Club, Woodfired Pizza Night @ PJ’s, 6.30pm


Saturday 26th – Rosnay Cellar Door Sale & Sausage Sizzle @ Rosnay, Rivers Rd, 11am, Twilight Wine & Food Market from 4 pm, Cabonne Balloon Glow 7 pm at Canowindra Sports Oval, The Fallon Bros @ The Royal Hotel, 7.30pm, Night Rugby Match 7.45pm


Sunday 27th – Orange Motor Group Key Grab @ Hamiltons Bluff Vineyard, Longs Corner Rd, 6.30pm, Bike Brag @ @ Gaskill Street, 9am, Lions Biggest BBQ Fundraiser @ Age of Fishes Museum, 11am All Week – Restoration and Renovation Tour Fri, Sat & Sun @ 11.30am, Flight Art Competition @ Riverbank Gallery For more information on these events, grab your copy of the Official Balloon Challenge Program or visit www.canowindrachallenge.

YBM AMBROSE GOLF DAY THURSDAY 24TH APRIL From 9am @ Canowindra Golf Club Round up a team of 3 and enjoy an afternoon out on the course raising money for beyondblue. $15 pp fee and $10 pp for juniors. Register @ Canowindra Golf Club 6344 1342


Phone: You can also enter on our Facebook page

Balcony Dining with Friends 24th April 2014 5 course meal including wines $85 per person Bookings Essential P: 6344 1009 Limited Numbers


Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Canowindra Bowling Club, Ryall St 6 for 6:30pm start $10 per person, byo supper Great prizes, games and auction. Tables of 8 (we can help make tables on the night) Contact Mel Stanbury 0413 314 520 or Jane Atkinson 0428 764 593 for further info

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Specialising in all areas of Conveyancing First Home Buyers Advice & Services Available Unit 5/182 ANSON ST, ORANGE

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PRIVATE SALE Quality retail food business with excellent turn over for sale. WIWO sale, includes freehold and business. Owner looking to pursue other business ventures. For particulars, call vendor’s solicitor Luke Clarke 0428 442 114

Carpark Sale 12-13th April Junction Hotel Car Park 10am – 3pm No early starters Rustic garden art, garden figure ornamnets, household items, memorabilia items, saddlery, books, old wood lathe, much more.

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Sydney Royal Easter Show, Local girl Kristy White will be competing for NSW Show Girl – Goodluck! “Try Walla Rugby” afternoon on behalf of Junior Rugby Club @ the oval, 3.30pm start, contact: Kristy, 0419 018 072 Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall 9.30 – 12noon FOOD Week Night Market @ Robertson Park Orange, 5.30pm – 8.30pm, gold coin entry Racine Swinging Soiree hosted by Swinging Bridge @ Racine Restaurant, 42 Lake Canobolas Rd Orange, 7pm start, $130pp. Black tie, contact: 6365 3275 The Lambing Flat Chinese Festival @ Anderson Park, Young, 10am start Community Bank Street Stand outside IGA, 9am – 12noon Orange Society Of Model Engineers @ Matthews Park, crner of Anson & Moulder Streets, rides commence 1pm – 5pm, cost $1 Orange Region Farmers Markets @ North Court, crnr March & Peisley St. (showground if wet), 8.30am – 12.30pm, contact: Cath 0425 259 350 Gooloogong Markets @ Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall, 9am -2pm, contact: Wendy 0448 441 748 The Annual Easter Family Fun Festival @ Robertson Park, Lords Place Orange, 12noon- 4pm Huge Charity Book Sale @ Canowindra Hardware, Gaskill St, Virginia Cullane Books ranging from $1, $2 & $5, 9am – 4pm (excluding Good Friday), contact: 6344 3265 Canowindra Garden Club Meeting @ Pauline Jani’s, 2 Battery Lane (opposite Falls Vineyard), BYO coffee mugs & chairs Medschecks available @ Canowindra Pharmacy, contact: Vicki Grant to organise an appointment 6344 1204 Canowindra Phoenix Challenge Raffle drawn , results will be published Alkinetic Rock N Roll dance classes @ Canowindra Showground grandstand, 6.30pm, $10/lesson, contact: Ali 0439 185 066 Good Friday Mufti Bowls Day @ Woodstock Bowling Club, 10.30am Start, Adults $15, Kids $5 Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Cowra Japanese Gardens, 8.30am start Cowra Farmers Markets @ Cowra Showground Pavilion, Grenfell Rd, 8am-12pm, contact: 6342 9225 Community Bank Street Stand @ outside IGA, 9am-12noon Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships @ Woodstock Park Speedway, Purcell St, 10am start, spectator $5 entry Cancer What Now Information Session @ Cowra Services Club, Brisbane St, 10.30am – 12.30pm, contact: Nancy 6369 3381 or Carol 6340 2434 Tallulah Style Artiste @ Canowindra Services Club, hosted by Tommy Jeffs, 7.30pm start, $35pp. Canowindra Balloon Challenge, featuring the 19th Australia National Balloon Championships Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall 9.30 – 12noon Community Bank Committee Meeting @ Canowindra Services Club, 7pm Alkinetic Rock N Roll dance classes @ Canowindra Showground grandstand, 6.30pm, $10/lesson, contact: Ali 0439 185 066 Medschecks available @ Canowindra Pharmacy, contact: Vicki Grant to organise an appointment 6344 1204 ANZAC DAY @ Canowindra Memorial Park Gooloogong Medieval Ball @ Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall, 7pm start, $20pp, BYO drinks & snacks, contact: Bullying Prevention Dinner @ Lachlan Hotel, Kendal St Cowra, 6pm start, $50pp (dinner, beer & wine), contact: 6342 2355 Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall, 9 – 12noon

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BE Seen

Jess Jenkins, Kathy Davis, Hannah Roth and Andrea Davis and Canowindra Deb Ball on Saturday Night

Madeline Troth and Rhys Maere at the Deb Ball on Saturday Night

Tahlia, Melana and Janelle Pearce at the Deb Ball on Saturday Night

Jo Robson at Milthorpe Markets

Michelle Fisher and Adelaide Dunn enjoying a drink with Hugo Weaving at the Royal on Saturday Night

Local Ambo Gary Murphy with Hugo Weaving

Lucy and Laura Atkinson with Ruby Arnott on the Strangerland set on Monday Night

Clay Fisher on set of the Strangerland Movie

Faye McDonald pictured right, celebrated her 70th birthday with family and firneds at The Gardens Table.

Sarah Gordon and Nicole Pearce ready for the Bathurst to Blayney bike ride on Sunday

Sally Wallace after a great ride from Bathurst to Blayney

Felicity Roberts at Pony Club on Sunday

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Woodstock Swimming Pool Committee is hosting

Mufti Bowls Day Games, Competitions, Monster Raffle, Lucky Door Prize plus All You Can Eat Good Friday,18th April Woodstock Bowling Club 10.30am Start Adults $15, Kids $5

Community Notices IMAGE: John Cobb with Red Bend student Danica Bartholomaeus and Head Prefect Illie Hewitt in the new hospitality facility

$3 Million for New Learning Facilities Young Central West students, including those in Canowindra, will be able to gain valuable skills in hospitality, metalwork and woodwork at new facilities now available at Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes. Courses funded by $3 million from the Capital Grants Program include metalwork, woodwork, and agriculture, with the establishment of an RBCC Hospitality Trade Training Centre offering Certificate I, II and III qualifications in hospitality. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator Scott Ryan, says the skills to be taught are currently in short supply in the community. “The new trade facilities include a commercial kitchen, teaching dining facility and highquality equipment,” he says. “The other new facilities will provide improved learning spaces and administration areas for the students and staff. This will be an environment conducive to enthusiastic, practical learning.” According to MP for Calare John Cobb, who officially opened the facilities: “The en-

tire college community came together in the spirit of cooperation. “They thought about our future needs, worked out what was best for the young people of the area, and devised a plan that makes a tangible difference.” The opening ceremony was attended by local dignitaries and the Catholic Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, the Most Reverend Michael Kennedy, who blessed the new buildings. “The federal government is concentrating on four main areas of reform,” says Senator Ryan. “Creating a more robust and balanced curriculum, improving teacher quality, increasing principal autonomy and better engaging parents in education. “The ultimate purpose of these reforms is to foster a smart, skilled Australian workforce so that our country can remain productive, competitive and admired around the world.” By Derek Maitland

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THE COOPERATING ANGLICAN AND UNITING CHURCHES OF CANOWINDRA Sunday 13 April - PALM SUNDAY 9.30am All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra 11.15am Cranbury Uniting Church 5pm Cudal Uniting Church at 63 Main Street Cudal HOLY WEEK Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 April 8am Morning Prayer at All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra Thursday 17 April - MAUNDY THURSDAY 10am Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Supper at Peace Memorial Uniting Church Canowindra 6pm Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Supper at All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra

Canowindra Challenge Incorporated are excited to announce that the Weekend Sunrise weather team will be broadcasting live from Canowindra the morning after the Cabonne Country Balloon Glow & Night Market!! James Tobin, Prime7’s Weekend Sunrise weather reporter will cross live from 7am on Sunday 27 April and we invite everyone to come and join in the fun!!

Friday 18 April - GOOD FRIDAY 7.30am St Matthew’s Anglican Church Woodstock 9 am All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra 10.30am Cranbury Uniting Church

With Thanks

Sunday 20 April - EASTER DAY 7.30am St Matthew’s Anglican Church Woodstock 9.30am All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra 11.15am Cranbury Uniting Church

A sincere thank you to Doctor O’Ryan, Canowindra Hospital, Canowindra Community Health Centre and mum’s friends for their kindness and thoughtfulness. Peggy Burge passed away 12/3/2014 from Keen, Kim and Kerrin

Saturday 19 April - HOLY SATURDAY 9am All Saints’ Anglican Church Canowindra

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Canowindra Sport Canowindra Women’s Bowls

IMAGE: Canowindra Boys getting ready for the game against Trundle

Rugby League

Canowindra First Grade, Canowindra Vs. Trundle Canowindra put Trundle to the test and was an extremely tight game allowing Canowindra’s defence skills to shine. Trundle scored the first try in the first half of the game, making the half time score 6-0. In the second half of the game with half an hour remaining of the game, Canowindra had a great run in Trundle’s territory where Brydon Hughes was able to race his way through a gap and to score a try for Canowindra which was successfully converted by Jayden Brown, matching the scoreboard to 6 all. The intensity of this game was very high as Canowindra and Trundle were both going head to head. In the last 15 minutes of the game Trundle successfully converted a penalty kick, giving them the lead of 8-6. The Canowindra boys never gave in and kept Trundle out of the try line for the remaining time of the game. No other players scored, leaving the final score 8-6 giving Trundle a successful home ground win. Players Player was awarded to Blake Wilson for his consistency throughout the whole game.

Results - No. 4 Pennant was played Tuesday 1st April against Parkes. Parkes won a very close scoring match with 42-40, each team winning one rink with Parkes scoring 4 points and Canowindra 1 point. Parkes wins the No. 4 Pennant for 2014 with a score of 31 points. Congratulations Parkes. Thanks to Umpire Heather Hoad, Controlling Body Margaret Gosper and Johnno for preparing such a good green for us to play on . There were three 1st round matches of the Major Singles - Colleen Crump def Sheryn O’Malveney 25-7. Christine Pickard def Marion Wilson 25-24. Betty Hodge def. Ellen Petty 28-22. Thank you to the three markers Moyna Rue, Gwen Haydon and Margaret Gosper. There were two games of social pairs played. Linda Miller & Gwen Haydon def. Jean Roth & Nancy Morrow 17-15. Joice McNaught & Marion Wilson def. Sandy McDonald & Betty Jenkins 25-8. The Lucky Draw was won by Colleen Crump with No. 26 and the Chocolate Raffle by Rhonda Went (Parkes) with ticket No. 71. Result of a 1st round match of the Minor Pairs played Thursday 3rd April. Linda Miller & Diane Slattery def. Bobbie Turner & Joice McNaught 21-11. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th April. On behalf of the Pennant 3 & 4 Team, we wish to sincerely thank Cowra, Forbes, Parkes & Parkes Railway Diggers for their friendship & sportsmanship during the Pennant Season. Thank you to the Umpires, Controlling body, the ladies who arranged the morning tea, Dianne Mooney for selling the raffle tickets and Radka for looking after the pie and sausage roll orders so well. The Match Committee can now get on with

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the club matches, although there will be a slight interruption with the District Singles & Pairs being played during April. We wish our entrants in the District Singles good bowling as they commence on Monday 7th and the District Pairs on 28th April in Canowindra.

Pythons Junior Rugby Union We will have a Try Rugby Afternoon Friday the 11th of April at the Canowindra Oval at 3.30pm for a 4pm start. We will be running an Under 7’s and under 9’s team. Come and have a go or take a look, see if this is a sport for your child. Under 7’s is a tip only age group and great for the little guys to get started. Rugby Union is a fun and exciting way for young children to learn valuable life skills such as leadership, team work, courage, sportsmanship and friendship in a safe environment. For more information call Kristy 0419 018 072

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League Tag

The League Tag girls were very successful on Sunday the 6th of April as they ventured out to verse Gooloogong on their home grounds for the first time. This was Gooloogong League Tag’s first game in the competition, they were aware that versing Canowindra would be a difficult match as they were last season’s minor premiers and previous seasons winners. Gooloogong did not give in throughout the whole match as Canowindra were able to put 88 points on the scoreboard by the end of the game with Gooloogong unable to score. Congratulations to Tanika Wensley who was awarded Players Player for the day. Also great work to the girls who scored many tries in order to put the points on the board. Ashley McLean 3, Alicia Earsman 3, Tanika Wensley 3, Caitlin Walker 2, Madi Vitnell 2, Jamie-Lee Edwards, Amy Carr, Hannah Roth and Eryn Coles all scoring one try each. This is Canowindra League Tag’s second consecutive win; let’s hope the girls can remain undefeated as they verse last year’s champions at next week’s home game.

Swimming Club

Swimming Club Presentation Night was held at the Services Club on Friday night where the first season in the new pool was celebrated. Before this Jarrod Strange was installed as the new President of swimming club and now joins Mrs Cramp vice president; secretary Kevin Smyth; treasurer Andrew Holmes; race secretary’s Rossanne Holmes and Lisa Cartwright; registrar Sharon Hawker. Well earned ‘thanks you’ went to Chris Rowston, squad trainer who had his trainees ready for anything, and Jarrod and Lisa for great pool managers who are always ready with anything the swimmers needed.

Pointscore Winners: 8 years and under girls Eden Hawker, runner up Rianna Reeves; and boys winner Dominic Smyth , runner up Toby Fisher. 9/10 years girls champion Claire Wright, runner up Anja Gower; and boys winner Samuel Austin, runner up Ryan Ellis. 11/12 years girls champion Laura Flannery, runner up Josie Clements; and boys champion Wade Kinsela, runner up Finbar Smyth. 13/14 girls champion Amelia Holmes, runner up Brooke Kinsela; and boys champion Angus Fisher, runner up Will Wright. 15/16 girls champion Meg Austin, runner up Alicia Earsman; and boys Regan Hughes, runner up Max Wensley. 17 years & over girls Amara Flannery, runner up Samantha Flannery; and boys Stewart Russell, runner up Finlay Rowston. Thanks to everyone for a great season now look forward to the next one when the pool re opens in mid October.

Men’s Bowls

Two games played in the Major Pairs - S. Fisher & B. Robson def. K. Walker & T. Mooney 25 to 22, R. Robson (sub) & P. Jones def. M. Baldwin & R.Brooks 25 to 8 Canowindra No 5’s team had a good win over Grenfell winning on all three rinks - Phil Jones team won 29 to 17, Josh Bohanna team won 20 to 13, Barney Robson Team won 27 to 14 Canowindra No 6’s were beaten by Caragabal on all 3 rinks. Canowindra lead early in all games and the results were close but with no wins. They now have 0 points after 2 Rounds. Thanks to the lady bowlers Sheryn, Shirley & Jill for their help with afternoon tea, David & Nicky for the attending to the scoreboards and the volunteers for having the green in good shape. Games for next weekend – Saturday Major Pairs - J. Bohanna & V. Mirto vs. N.Daly & D. Sargent - I . Nelder & K.Fisher vs. B. Webb & C.Webb - B.Rose & Sparky Wright to vs. D. Beath & P. Jones Minor Pairs - M. Baldwin & B.Bates vs. K.Walker & Partner. Sunday – Pennants – No. 5’s to travel to Cowra & No. 6’s to travel to Eugowra. Note – check the board as there will be some amendments to last week’s teams.

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