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June 2014 Issue 17

Goolie Gossip

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR - JUNE Sun 1 – Gooloogong Cowboys & Girls League Tag Vs Canowindra at Canowindra Sun 1 – Garbage tip open Tue 3 - Historical Society meeting (1st Tue month) at Historical Rooms, Gooloogong Hotel 10am Contact Kate Thompson 6344 8347 Sat 7 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sat 7 – 2014 Esky Ball ticket bookings CLOSE today Sun 8 – No Fire Brigade training this month (usually 2nd Sunday month 9-11am) Will resume in July Sun 8 – Gooloogong Cowboys Vs Burrangong at home & Girls League Tag vs Cargo at home Sun 8 – Log Cabin Markets, Gooloogong Log Cabin 9am-1pm (Held bimonthly 2nd Sun of the month) Mon 9 - Queens Birthday Long weekend Tue 10 - Memorial Hall meeting (Bimonthly 2nd Tue month) at Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Bookings: Marie Sargent 6344 8129, or Kylie Reeves 6344 8370 Wed 11 - Landcare monthly meeting (2nd Wed month) at Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Sat 14 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sun 15 – Gooloogong Cowboys & Girls League Tag vs Condobolin at home Sun 15 – Garbage tip open Wed 18 - Log Cabin meeting (3rd Wed month) at Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Hall bookings phone Tracey 6344 8420 Sat 21 - Gooloogong Cowboys Vs Peak Hill at Peak Hill & Girls League Tag vs Condobolin at Condobolin Sat 21 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sat 21 – Esky Ball at Gooloogong Log Cabin (bookings essential) Sat 28 – Gooloogong Library open 9.30-11.30am (every Saturday) Sun 29 – Gooloogong Cowboys & Girls League Tag vs Eugowra at home Due to catering requirements ESKY BALL tickets will close Saturday 7 June – Don’t miss out! Enquiries phone Annemarie on 0404 547 565

Gooloogong Red Cross The winner of our Mother’s Day raffle was Paula Gray of Gooloogong. Thank you for your support.

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Joke of the Month Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest? A: An Investigator Q: What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish? A: Every morning you'll rise and shine! Q: "What's the difference between a guitar and a fish?" A: "You can't tuna fish."

GOOLOOGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS Giants in the Playground So many exciting school adventures have taken place during May this year that the children would like to share their excitement with as many people as possible. May began with the school purchasing a fleet of pushbikes for the children to enjoy as a part of a new fitness, skills and bike awareness program. Four specialized tracks are contained in close to 1ha within the school grounds; an `observe the signs’, a time trials, an agility/slalom course and a unique BMX track. The Giant pushbikes were purchased through Cowra Power Equipment and Motorcycles (Lindsay Caine) with addition bikes supplied by Don Percival of Canowindra. Within a short space of time the children’s fitness, concentration and school social engagement levels has been further strengthened.

Q: What do you get from a pampered cow? A: Spoiled milk. Q: Did you hear about that new broom? A: It's sweeping the nation! Q: What do you call an elephant that doesn't matter? A: An irrelephant. Q: What do lawyers wear to court? A: Lawsuits! Q: What gets wetter the more it dries? A: A towel. Q: Why did the belt get locked up? A: He held up a pair of pants.

Goolie markets Sunday 8 June at the Log Cabin



No Sleeping Lions at Our School What do lions have to do with daily life in a primary school?? Nothing normally, but for the students, staff and some very lucky parents of Gooloogong visiting Sydney to see the stage production of The Lion King meant lions, hyenas, warthogs, elephants, giraffes and African life were high on our agenda. The whole school enjoyed what would arguable be the most vibrant, awe inspiring life stage play production catering for all ages ever to visit Australia. The children were amazed, dazzled, surprised, awe-struck and, at times, speechless at a truly life-changing spectacular.

Goolie Gossip Donations for Western Care Lodge Annie Mooy from Forbes has been going through treatment for Breast Cancer and one thing she found is when she stayed at the Lodge they had televisions but no dvd or blu ray players. She has decided to try and raise money to purchase Blu-Ray players for the 22 rooms. Through the Forbes Evening Branch of the CWA she has put into progress her wish to supply these items. Her notice is below: As you know Western Care Lodge provides accommodation for cancer patients from Central West NSW who need treatment in Orange. Stays can be for up to nine weeks at a time. The 22 rooms have televisions, but no players for music, DVDs or blu-rays. So I'm asking around for people to donate $80 (or part thereof) for a blu-ray player. Donations are fully tax deductible and should be sent to: Country Women's Association Forbes Evening Branch

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What else in on in June? Iandra Castle Open Day Bring your own picnic and have lunch on the lawn under the trees or on the verandah of iconic Iandra Castle on Saturday 7 June between 10am and 4pm. Entry is $10/adult and $5/child. For more information please contact 02 6383 9241. Casey Donovan at taste Canowindra 14 June 2014 - Chart topper and multi award winning Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan will bust out her greatest hits. Wine tasting, 3 course meal and show $85. Bookings essential online or by phone 6344 2332. Cowra Farmers Markets – Saturday 21 June 8am til 12 noon

PO Box 313 Forbes NSW 2871

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The Gooloogong Library! New Best Sellers No Fees, No time limit on borrowings New lenders most welcome. Open 9.30am – 11.30am every Saturday morning Thank you for all your support. The Gooloogong Log Cabin Committee would like to thank everyone who has supported us by gaining hall membership. If you would like to become a member it costs $5pp, and forms are available at the shop or email All memberships help us maintain our local community asset.

GOOLOOGONG COUNTRY CLUB NEWS The Orange Polo Cross Club held a successful meeting on the Mother’s Day weekend despite the rain. Many thanks to Ernie Idiens for his assistance in preparing the ground prior to and during the weekend. Claiming the date: The Gooloogong Sports Classic will be held on Saturday 18 October. Pool Competition on Friday 17th; plenty of time to select a team and possibly get in some practice! An invitation is extended to anyone who has suggestions to improve this event or is available to help on that weekend. Contact any Committee member or leave your contact details at the Country Club. Contributed by V Read 6344 8117

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GOOLOOGONG COUNTRY CLUB Open 7 days a week, family friendly atmosphere with ATM, Keno, Bowls and Tennis facilities available. Enquiries Phone 63448201 Vinces Chinese Restaurant open Thursday through to Sunday for evening meals and every 1st and 3rd Sunday lunch with members receiving a discount Phone 63448465

Open 5 ½ days a week for all your rural supplies. Phone 6344 8246 or Dennis 0419 448 790

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