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Farewell drinks and supper for the Tydd family on the 16th April at 7pm at the Country Club. Please call the club on 63448201 to advise for catering numbers.

LANDCARE NEWS It was a great turn out to the March Landcare meeting. Thank you to Tracee and Phil. It’s really inspiring to have a look at what people have achieved on the own properties. It’s great to see thoughtful and innovative solutions in action! And some very contented livestock! Also welcome to some new members. That will be the last of the farm visits until the days lengthen again after winter but there will be other Landcare events to get involved in. By the time this is in print we should have extended the Gooloogong School garden again with another big load of mulch from Active Tree Services who trim trees for Essential Energy. The garden is doing very well and lots of small birds seem to be making good use of the wide variety of shrubs. Yellow Rumped Thornbills for example are bouncing around. The first wattles planted have seeded this year and some native ground covers are flourishing on the mulch. Next meeting will be Wednesday 13.04.16 at 7.30pm back in the Memorial Rooms. We will be continuing with plans for the planting out of the Borrow Pit area near the bridge in Spring after the works have been completed. Any input and ideas are very welcome.

Historical Society News Gooloogong Historical Society meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm. Please note change of time. New members welcome. Anzac Day photo wall opening will now be at 8.45am and not 8am as stated in the invitations. Our Heritage Tour is to be held on Sunday 17 April 2016. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Cowra Tourism. Morning tea and lunch payable on arrival at our rooms on the day.

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GOOLOOGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL Est. 1869 Visit Gold Sponsors:

Lachlan Valley Building Glenn & Jenny McDonald Label Everything Simon & Linda Abbey

Silver Sponsors:

White Suffolk Stud Robert & Paula Gray Eagle’s Partnership – Steve & Rachel Eagles Gooloogong Hany Mart – Sue & Phil Morrow

Bronze Sponsors:

David Bigg Accounting – David Bigg

Country Club news We are sorry to be losing our police officer and his family . Even thought they are only moving to Cowra we will miss them in the village. The Club is happy to be hosting a farewell evening for Stuart, Brooke and their family on Saturday 16th April at 7pm. As a supper will be served we would appreciate if you could advise numbers for catering purposes. Please phone the club on 63448201 Come along and enjoy a drink with them before they leave. The club hosted a successful St .Patricks Day bowls afternoon, even though numbers were down (pennants day) it was a very enjoyable evening. Bowlers also enjoyed Christine's Irish stew. The last 5 weeks we have had a paid cook in the kitchen unfortunately she is no longer with us. Christine and Vera will again be the cooks (started on good Friday) until a replacement cook is found. The restaurant will be open on Friday nights other nights by arrangement. Remember Friday night meat draws. End of the month draw is now a $50.00 meat tray, well worth winning these days with the price of meat . Remember your dollar goes further over the bar at the country club.

ANZAC DAY Monday, 25th April. Preparations are well underway for Anzac Day, 2016 and we look forward to seeing the community together again on our most important national day of the year. 6.00 am Dawn Service is at the Memorial Hall, followed thereafter by the traditional Gunfire Breakfast. Breakfast is $5 per person, but there is no cost to service personal and their partners. 8.45 Families of our Gooloogong soldiers have been invited to gather at the Memorial Hall, when there will be an official opening of a photo wall memorialising our soldiers who served in the First and Second World Wars. 9.45 Marchers will gather at the Memorial Hall, in uniform where possible, for the march to the park. Those marching for former soldiers, please wear their medals on the right side of chest. 10.00 The main service will commence. Morning tea will be served in the park following the service. As in previous years your assistance in providing items for morning tea is very much appreciated. If required lunch will be available for purchase at the hotel. Please contact Sarah for further details on 6344 8327

GOOLOOGONG COUNTRY CLUB Open 7 days a week, family friendly atmosphere with ATM, Keno, Bowls and Tennis facilities available. Enquiries Phone 63448201

Restaurant Phone 63448465 Meals and takeaways available Friday and Saturday nights




Allan Gray Rural Supplies Open 5 ½ days a week for all your rural supplies.


Phone 6344 8246 or Dennis 0419 448 790 Annual sale Wednesday 4th May to 7 May 2016

Brian & Kate Thompson PH: 6344 8347 EMAIL:

Gooloogong Mixed Nuts Craft Group Many thanks to all those ladies who made our Saturday workshop 19 March a very successful day. Fourteen ladies attended, from Local and surrounding districts, and all took home a beautiful hand-felted fedora hat to show for all their hard work. Welcome to our newest members! Tuesday 22nd March was our first birthday and we celebrated with a delicious lunch on the veranda. On the same day we enjoyed a visit from the lovely Diana, a travelling grey nomad from Grafton, and her therapy dog Pepper. Casual visitors are more than welcome. Mixed Nuts meet every Tuesday from 9 till 12 at the Memorial Hall. The cost is $5, including morning tea, provided by our members.

Gooloogong’s Memorial Library is situated at the Memorial Hall. It is dedicated to the memory of Isabella Flora McWilliam (wife of David Charles McWilliam, of Fine View) who died in 1915. McWilliam’s original books are no longer here. Instead the shelves house only the best and latest titles. Why not come down and have a browse? The library is now open every Tuesday from 9-12. (Now available too are a growing number of dvds for loan

Gooloogong Women’s Health Clinic When: Tuesday 12th April 2016 Time: By appointment Where: Gooloogong Memorial Club Rooms Cost: Free Appointment’s please call: Canowindra Health Centre 6340 3300

Gooloogong Handy Mart Your local one stop shop for groceries, hardware, stationery, auto supplies, fruit & vegetables, magazines & newspapers, cards & gifts, sandwiches, pies and coffees, and of course, all your postal services OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri: 7.30am-5.30pm Sat: 7.30am-12 noon, Sun: 7.30am-11.30am

Chris & Emma are proud to support the Goolie Gossip Enquiries always welcome p. 6344 8176 m. 0437 192 599 3

FREE NEWSLETTER COMPILED BY THE GOOLOOGONG LOG CABIN *** GOOLOOGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS *** After School Sporting Program- This continues every Friday and will continue to the end of Term 2 (end of June). It is proving very popular with great attendances. End of Term 1 -School will conclude for Term 1 on Fri 8 April and commence again on Wed 27 April for students (Staff on Tues 26) ANZAC REMINDER- As Anzac Day falls the Monday before Term 2 commences, this is a reminder for all available school children to please be assemble at the War Memorial Hall at 9.45am on Monday 25th April, to march to the park for the Anzac Service. The school leaders will be presenting a wreath from the School. Gala Hockey Day- Unfortunately, the first scheduled date of 18th March was postponed due to inclement weather. Our students (aged 8 years and above) will, hopefully, be able to partake in this fun day (organized by Mr Ben Cooley / St Raphael’s) on Friday 1st April. Last year, Jacqui Lawrence won a hockey pack. Let’s hope the luck goes with our school again. Small Schools’ Athletics Carnival- Just a reminder to all that this year’s Cowra Small Schools’ Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Thursday 5th May at Twigg Ovals, Cowra. Update on sponsors- Gold Sponsors: Lachlan Valley Builders, Label Everything Silver Sponsors: Eagles Partners, Robert & Paula Gray, Gooloogong Handy Mart Bronze Sponsors: David Biggs Accountancy We are well on our way to covering the costs of this year’s excursion. Thank you to all our sponsors. Events- We had a great day at the Festival of International Understanding and raised almost $1300 selling snow cones in Cowra. The team attended the Camel Races in Forbes on Good Friday and also had a successful day.

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR - APRIL Sat 2 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sun 3 – Garbage tip open (1st & 3rd Sun) 1.30-3.30pm Sun 3 –Presbyterian Church Service,11am bring and share lunch to follow (1st Sunday) Tue 5 – Mixed Nuts meet at the War Memorial Hall, 9-12 (every Tue) Tue 5 – Historical Society Meeting, Historical Rooms at the Hotel, at 2pm (1st Tue) Wed 6 - SES Training unit trains the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm Sat 9 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sunday 10 April – Gooloogong Log Cabin Markets Tue 12 – Mixed Nuts meet at the War Memorial Hall, 9-12 (every Tue) Wed 13 – Landcare meeting – see article on front page for details Sat 16 – Tydd Family Farewell, 7pm at the Country Club – bookings essential Sat 16 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sun 17 – Garbage tip open (1st & 3rd Sun) 1.30-3.30pm Sun 17 – St Paul’s Anglican Church Service, 5pm (3rd Sunday) Tue 19 – Mixed Nuts meet at the War Memorial Hall, 9-12 (every Tue) Wed 20 - Log Cabin meeting at the War Memorial Hall, 7.30pm (3rd Wed) Wed 20 - SES Training unit trains the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm Sat 23 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Mon 25 – ANZAC Day – read article for details Tue 26 – Mixed Nuts meet at the War Memorial Hall, 9-12 (every Tue) Sat 30 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday)

Interested in becoming a NSW SES Volunteer? The NSW SES is the lead agency for floods and storms and the SES in Gooloogong need enthusiastic volunteers to fills roles in field operations, operations, logistics and administration. Full nationally accredited training is provided with regular training nights. If you are aged 16 and over and have ever thought about volunteering with an exciting community organisation, now is the time to join the SES.

Join the team, learn new skills, make a difference. Contact 6344 8475


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