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IMAGE: John Cobb with Tony Perry, John Davis, Scott Ferguson and Gary Rush at a media interview at The Needles

A Friday 13th New Dam Gift From John Cobb And NSW Government It’s not often that Friday the 13th is a historic day, but that was certainly John Cobb’s glowing description of last Friday when he announced the NSW government has committed itself to the Needles Dam project. The dam, to be built in The Needles Valley between Canowindra and Mandurama on the Belubula River downstream from the Carcoar Dam, has been proposed by the Calare federal MP for more than a year and was given very little chance of success in view of budget axes. But NSW Deputy Premier and Nationals leader Andrew Stone now says the project has his backing, and further details of the government’s support were to be released with the State budget on Tuesday. “This is an incredible outcome for the peo-

ple of Calare – I’m ecstatic,” John Cobb says. It’s a good win for Canowindra and Mandurama too – apart from the estimated 90,000 mega litres of water the dam will store, its construction is expected to provide 300 to 400 jobs. Says Mr Cobb: “I believe this project will lift the spirits of the Central West and will inspire all of regional Australia. The Carcoar Dam was planned to be built at The Needles site about 40 years ago, but was established close to Carcoar in the wake of political wrangling. It’s always suffered from having a very restricted catchment, compared with the 532 square kilometres available at The Needles, and the number of creeks flowing into it. By Derek Maitland

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Dear editor, Together for a better community As the co-ordinator for the Cowra support group of adult survivors of child abuse, I look for resources we could share and use to live a better life. Recently I came across an organisation called Protective Behaviours ( ) whose program is based on two themes: • We all have the right to feel safe all of the time • Nothing is so awful that we can’t talk about it with someone It is that second sentence which brings me to write today. NOTHING is so awful that we can’t talk about it with someone. We have a long way to go to achieve that but it is so true though. As painful as it can be, the pain of holding back is ultimately greater and creates bigger ongoing issues, than the pain of processing old memories or old triggers. Either way there is no easy way. To help on the way there are many resources around, one of which is a local community

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To a very special local man who celebrated his 70th birthday last week. Happy Birthday!

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To all those businesses participating in the crazy Friday sale on the 27th June, everyone in Canowindra needs to get behind the local shops for some massive deals – one day only!

day held in Canowindra next Saturday, June 21. $10 to attend an information day on what happens when a child goes through trauma, and grows into an adult and most importantly how you can help – you as part of this community -, how you can help whilst maintaining healthy boundaries. So why not come along and have a go. You do not have to explain why you attend. Just be there and listen, that is a start to work together for a better community. All details on or call 0458 698 460 or 6342 1612. Regards Pascale Stendell

To A small group of Year 12 girls who have taken it upon themselves to introduce a “Big Sister” program to support female students in the junior years.

To those people who were responsible for the fire at Moorbell Rural Fire Station.


To the person who dumped their oleander bush pruning’s in the reserve near Nyrang Creek on Saturday 14th June. Not only were you too lazy to go to the tip the next day, but you took the back roads and left a trail of cuttings that fell out as you drove along before dumping them. VERY POOR FORM!

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TC & AJ Talent Scouts Are Ready The Canowindra Community Players new presentation “TC and AJ Talent Scouts” is ready for opening night. The locally set musical tells the story of A and E Records, owned and managed by TC and AJ, two talent scouts of dubious reputation. In the past they have had moderate success with the death metal band ‘South Side Scum Sisters’. But, with the bank breathing down their necks, they need to ‘make it big’ and of course a boy band is what the public will want. Tickets are on sale now at Saffi’s and the Canowindra Services Club; $35pp. Dates are 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th of June, and 4th and 5th of July.

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Snippets... Gaskill Street Approved - Centroc members, Blayney, Cabonne, Orange and Upper Lachlan will receive funding to fix 6 black spots on their roads, recognised by the Australian Government as part of the $20.1 million in funding to fix black spots across NSW. In Cabonne the Escort Way and Gaskill Street have both been approved for funding. Correction – The Historical Society Fashion Parade on Saturday 21st June will be held at the Canowindra Bowling Club and NOT the Services Club. The Food Tech/Hospitality Department at Canowindra High School is once again in need of clean containers with lids. If anyone has containers at home that they are able to donate it would be much appreciated. They can be given to Mr Smyth at the High School. Bingo Night – Madeline Cooper from St Raphael’s School in Cowra is hosting a Bingo Night for charity. She is in year 7 and wishes to donate all funds raised to Caritas. The Bingo Night will be held on the 28th June and starts at 7.30 -10pm at the Cowra Services Club, with light snacks being served. Tickets will cost $15 per bingo ticket or $40 per family bingo ticket of up to four people. There will be a major and minor prize which was kindly donated by the Cowra community. There will be a raffle at $1 per ticket, and the first prize is a $50 voucher to the Cowra Services Club, second is a $50 voucher to Lot 31 Restaurant and third prize is a $50 voucher pre-paid money card. If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can get it from the front office at St Raphael’s School or contact Paul on 0400 796 591 or email m.cooper@bthstu.

8 – 10 volunteers to help serve at the Opening Night of the musical put on by the Canowindra Players. The volunteers will be starting at 6 and finishing late Friday 20th June. If you are keen to help please contact Jenny Middleton 6344 1184 or email ros@dawnbreaks. net. Wedding – Tamara James of Bowan Park married her sweetheart Pete Gerber in the stunning surrounds of Home Valley Station in the Northern Territory on 23rd May 2014. They are now spending 6 weeks travelling around Australia with their two children – Congratulations!

IMAGE: Tamara James looking stunning for her wedding (Image courtesy of Holly Bradford)

Lions Club Wood Raffle on Saturday the 14th June, was won by Barry Rue. IMAGE: A few of the cast members

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IMAGE: Tamara and Pete Gerber with the stunning Northern Territory backdrop. (Image courtesy of Holly Bradford)


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IMAGE: Holden’s as far as the eye can see

FB-EK Holdens ‘As Far As The Eye Could See’ Charlie McCarron, owner of the famous Canowindra Motors Holden Museum, had a grin from ear to ear when the FB-EK Holden Car Club rolled into Canowindra last Saturday the 7th June at 12pm. “There was nothing but Holden’s, as far as the eye could see. That’s the most cars we’ve seen come through in the last 18 months’, Charlie said. The FB-EK Holden Car Club of NSW was

hosting the 25th FB-EK Holden Nationals at Cowra over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, and made a side trip to Canowindra to show off their shiny cars. The club consisted of about 100 cars and the main street was jam packed with around 200 people who all ventured down to have a look. All the club members and drivers also stretched their legs and walked around Canowindra, enjoying lunch at the clubs,

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cafes and pubs including the Junction Hotel across from Charlie’s Museum. “This event was great for the town”, Charlie said. The Nationals (also affectionately known as the “Nats”) is the yearly gathering of all FB-EK enthusiasts from around Australia. It is the highlight of the FB-EK year and where you will find the most FB-EK’s gathered together at the one place. “A Holden enthusiast’s dream come true”, Charlie said. The Nationals cater to all enthusiasts of the FB-EK model Holden. From rusty originals to the restored showstoppers and from the one-owner preserved originals to the highly modified. “What some people don’t know is back in the 60’s, the EK Holden’s were the market leader, taking up 50% of the Australia Market. And an unrestored original EK Holden is worth around $30,000”, Charlie said. Overall the day was a great success and the Holden’s definitely made their presence known by parking all the way from Charlie’s museum, down into the main street. “It was truly an unreal site”, Charlie smiled. By Jessica Jenkins

Ashlea’s Brave Shave Raises $8000 For Cancer Research Local girl Ashlea Codner, daughter of Paul and Kathryn Codner, who now live in Orange has attempted the unthinkable for girls who have worked so hard to grow their hair long. She has shaved all of hers off for cancer. On May 31st, Ashlea bravely shaved her head in aid of the World’s Greatest Shave and raised over $7000 for her chosen foundation, The Leukaemia Foundation. The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families. “I have wanted to do this for so long, I guess it’s one of those exiting and empowering yet daunting bucket list things that we never seem to find the right time for”, Ashlea said. Ashlea also went onto say that she registered without even thinking about it, and promised everyone that she would shave her head when the fundraising reached $5000. It only took her 12 days! The event was held at Orange City Rugby Club on Ladies Day. A few of Ashlea’s friends even travelled to attend. There were about

200 people watching her, including her parents in the crowd and her brother on FaceTime from overseas. It was a very heart-warming yet overwhelming experience for many, as a few shed some tears watching Ashlea lose her blonde locks so selflessly. “The hairdresser is a very sweet friend of mine and she kept asking me if I was okay! She was actually far more nervous than I was. I surprised myself by grinning ear to ear most the time. The fundraising is currently just under $8000 and slowly rising.” Ashlea said “As most people, I have had family and friends effected by cancer of some form, including leukaemia. I just want to help. It’s become a really sentimental journey for me, the support I’ve had is overwhelming! It’s exciting, if this is all I have to do, I’d do to again in a heartbeat! Maybe in summer next time.” You can still make a donation in support of Ashlea’s brave shave by heading to and click on ‘sponsor’, and type in Ashlea’s name. By Jessica Jenkins

IMAGE: Ashlea Codner before shaving her head

IMAGE: Kathryn, Ashlea and Paul Codner

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Move To Turn Rusting Local Rail Lines Into Havens For Hikers and Bikers Ever fancied walking or cycling from Canowindra to Cowra and doing it free of the rush and roar, and dangers, of cars, caravans and B-double trucks? If an organisation called Rail Trails for NSW has its way, we may soon be able to do that via the long-abandoned Eugowra-Canowindra and Canowindra-Cowra railway lines rust-

ing away out there in the sticks, perhaps to Woodstock too or along the line that runs atop the crest of Carcoar. Rail Trails for NSW is currently lobbying the state government to allow the opening up of disused railways all over the state for hikers and bikers to “enjoy some of the most scenic regional areas in NSW while also learn-

ing of the important history of development of this nation.” That, and establish them as vital conservation corridors. The group is already promoting proposals for rail trails between Dubbo and Molong and on lines around Mudgee, and it’s understood that Cabonne Council would support moves to open other abandoned lines in the shire for recreation use. “We’re happy and willing to look at any rail trail proposals in this area,” says the council’s information officer Dale Jones. “Rail trails have become very successful in other areas of Australia, particularly Victoria where there’s over 800km of them, including a highly popular route from Bright to Wangaratta.” Indeed, more than 40,000 people a year enjoy these trails, each spending an estimated $244 a day for the experience. Dale Jones says there are obvious hurdles that have to be overcome to reopen Cabonne’s rail tracks. “One is the question of access through properties alongside the lines.” Says Rail Trails of NSW: “There are so many lines unused, haven’t been used for 40 years. “Bridges have fallen down, sleepers have had it.” Nonetheless, the group sees it as a “chance to revitalise those wasted assets.” By Derek Maitland

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Health Council forum success

IMAGE: Lawrence Parish with the gutted remains of the two fire tankers

Moorbel Fire Station Attack The NSW Fire Brigade and regional stations have moved swiftly to shore up the Moorbel Fire Brigade in the wake of last week’s disgraceful vandal fire-bombing that gutted the unit’s two tankers. A temporary replacement vehicle was delivered to the unit within two days of the attack, and a second bigger tender was possibly on its way earlier this week – though the unit’s chief Lawrence Parrish said on Monday it might take some time for a crew to be gathered to get the vehicle to Moorbel. Needless to say, Lawrence and his 15-member crew, not to mention the people of Moorbel, are themselves gutted by the senseless torching in which the vandals also stole a refrigerator, destroyed some of the unit’s gear and equipment and severely damaged the station shed.

Lawrence places the damage at around “a million dollars all up” and stresses that the replacement units arriving from Canobolas zone and elsewhere will provide a temporary service while new permanent tenders are provided. “It could take from seven to eight months to replace everything,” he says. “We’re lucky that we’re in a wet spell at the moment, so our main concern is house fires.” The torching took place in the early hours of morning – the dead of night, in fact, when no-one’s about. But Lawrence is appealing to anyone in the Moorbel community to “just listen around. “Someone somewhere may say something they shouldn’t.” By Derek Maitland

More than 80 community representatives from across the western region met in Dubbo on Saturday to discuss health issues and challenges in their communities. Health councillors from over 30 of the Health District’s 37 Health Councils attended the Forum, which had the theme “Engaging our Communities”. A few well known Canowindra residents attended the forum on behalf of Canowindra. From the Canowindra Health Council, Nick Jacobs, Kerby Lawrence and Christine Sampson, along with Canowindra Health Service Manager, Suzie Harrison. “The forum was very informative and it was great networking with other health councils around the district”, Kerby Lawrence said. Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said the District’s inaugural Health Council Forum was an opportunity to hear feedback from the community on their local health issues. One of the highlights of the Forum was a workshop with the Health Councillors to determine how the Health District can more effectively engage with local communities. “There is so much great work being undertaken by our Health Councils and the forum was a unique opportunity to share ideas and achievements,” Nick Jacobs said. “We are very fortunate to have a network of devoted Health Councils across the District which are the linkage in towns about issues affecting the health of our region,” Mr Scott McLachlan said. Baradine Health Council also presented information about a recent mental health awareness day held for farmers who have been affected by drought, and Blayney Health Council talked about a Healthy Community Survey they recently conducted. “To have so many community representatives together at the one time was a wonderful opportunity and I really appreciate the time many took to travel long distances to attend”, Mr McLachlan said. By Jessica Jenkins

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Now comes the exciting bit, choose two colours that complement each other by using these two colours in varying shades to decorate this area. It will become more harmonious to the eye. The easiest and cheapest way is through cushions. I know what you are thinking, they fade and they get dirty and mouldy. Not anymore, because they now have outdoor fabrics made by Warwick. They are available through our local store and other interior stores and can be made to any size. I have had this fabric on my day bed at home for 3 years in direct sun and it doesn’t look a day older then when I first upholstered it. Yes, it is a little more expensive than the $30.00 cushion, but out ways the throw away factor when it is faded and mouldy. You can also create a feature wall if you have a spare space available however try and stick to either the colour impact with the cushions, or let the feature wall colour be the focal point and the cushions accent it, as pictured below .Dulux has many outdoor paint options for different surfaces. Then accessorise with plants, pots and outdoor rugs. They are also available and can be hosed down and are UV treated. You can now see that there are plenty of options to make that outdoor areas shine for spring. Take your time and enjoy your new area. I know we all have places in our home that need attention so don’t forget to email in at By Kim Lowe Interiors 0417392239

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Cabonne Council Questioning Viability Of ‘Green Army’ Work Scheme Cabonne Council is currently engaged in talks with the government on whether the federal “Green Army” scheme for unemployed youth will be adopted by the shire. This, despite Calare MP John Cobb’s statement in April that “already we have six local [Green Army] projects in the pipeline within the Bathurst, Orange, Blayney and Cabonne council areas.” Cabonne’s discussions are being held well after the government’s deadline passed on May 9 for project proposals to be submitted for 2014. The council’s information officer Dale Jones says the crucial question is the scheme’s viability in Cabonne. “We need to know how the Green Army program would work in this area,” he says. Councils and community groups are invited to host Green Army teams made up of unemployed young people to work on projects restoring and protecting the environment – eventually building to a 15,000 strong force by 2018. John Cobb says the program “provides op-

portunities for young people in Calare to gain training and experience ... and explore careers in conservation management.” But there’s been union and legal criticism of the pay for team workers – claimed to be less than the minimum wage – and whether awards and crucial health and safety conditions will be left to private operators responsible for recruiting and running the teams. Criticism has also come from the national community-based volunteer organisation Landcare, which questions whether the Green Army program isn’t simply a work-fordole scheme. Landcare says the Abbott government’s federal budget is set to cut Landcare’s funding by $483 million while the Green Army will cost $500 million to set up. Keith Hyde, who’s on Landcare’s NSW Council, says the scheme doesn’t make sense “because it’s cutting funding to a volunteer organisation and giving it to a paid [unemployed] labour force which may not be as effective at regenerating landscapes.” By Derek Maitland

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From Unemployed to Self Employed Some people within the Canowindra/Cowra region might find themselves unemployed. Executive Office for Business Enterprise Centre (BEC), Mr. Brue Buchanan believes that these people should consider self-employment as an alternative career path. “Self-employment is a real opportunity for people to take control of their own future” Mr. Buchanan said. There are no grants to start your business, you have to be able to fund it yourself but NEIS provides participants with training in running a micro enterprise, the development of a business plan on their proposed business and mentoring for the first 12 months of their business operation. People who are currently unemployed who are registered with Centrelink, looking for full-time work and have a solid business idea are encouraged to contact BEC on 63620448 to arrange a meeting with a business advisor in Canowindra., or drop into the BEC at 24 Sale Street in Orange. The next Cowra / Canowindra course scheduled to commence in July 2014. Contact Bruce Buchanan Executive Officer: 63620448

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Philippa Myers is 18 years old and was born and bred in Canowindra. Her parents both moved to Canowindra to teach and also live on a farm. She is one of the ‘Farmacy Chicks’ and works at the Canowindra Pharmacy through the week and the Services Club on the weekend. What she loves most about working at the Pharmacy are all the girls “They are a bunch of really nice chicks”. She starts her day by getting up and having a shower and getting ready for work. In her spare time she usually helps her parents on the farm. Her favourite football team is the Cronulla Sharks and her favourite meal is the Italian speciality, Chicken Carbonara. Her favourite season is summer, of course because she loves spending time at the beach. When asked how she likes her coffee she said “I don’t drink coffee, I drink normal black tea”. What makes Philippa’s day is working in a friendly environment and community where you know everyone and everyone knows you.

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IMAGE: Winner of the Dubbo Zoo pass Maleah Duggan pictured here with her little sister Nevaeh. IMAGE: Philippa Myers

BABY Talk When it comes to choosing a pram for your new baby, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions. What kind of pram will suit your lifestyle best, three or four wheels, for walking or jogging or just around town doing the shopping? And do you want a pram that will accomodate two children if needed in a year or two. It is also very important to check that the pram is easy to fold and lift, and that it will fit in the boot of your car. At Orange Baby Kingdom we are happy to answer your questions and demonstrate the features of many different types of prams and strollers.

Competition Winner It’s competition time again, and so are school holidays. If you are wondering what you and the kids can do these school holidays, we can help! You could win Ten Pin Bowling Gift Cards valued at $60 for Orange Ten Pin Bowl! All you have to do is fill in the form above in here or online and submit to the Canowindra Phoenix for your chance to win! When was the last time you went bowling? The kids will love it! Winner of the Family Pass to Taronga Western Plains Zoo valued at $117.30 is…. Maleah Duggan! Congratulations! “I have never been to Dubbo Zoo before and I can’t wait to see the giraffes and zebras”, Maleah said.

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WHAT’S On 19 Jun

Canowindra Balloon Challenge Workshop @ Canowindra Bowling Club, 5:30pm.

19 Jun

Canowindra Business Chamber Monthly Meeting.

18 - 29 Jun

Great Moscow Circus, Sir Jack Brabham Park, Forest Road, Orange.

20 Jun

Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall 9.30 – 12 noon.

20, 21, 27, 28 Jun

Canowindra Community Players ‘TC & AJ Talent Scouts’ Play @ Canowindra Services Club, $35pp, tickets on sale at Saffi and Canowindra Services Club.

20 Jun

Yoga @ CWA Hall 9.45 am-11 am Contact Robyn 6341 1817.

21 Jun

Canowindra Pythons Rugby – Home Game V Grenfell.

21 Jun

Gooloogong Esky Ball @ Gooloogong Log Cabin. 6pm. $50 per person, all enquiries contact Annemarie on 0404 547 565.

21 Jun

Canowindra Historical Society & Museum Inc are inviting everyone to A PARADE OF WINTER FASHIONS FOR ALL AGES by SAFFI. 2pm at the Canowindra Bowling Club. $12.00 includes a delicious afternoon tea. Tickets can be purchased from Liz Mitchell at SAFFI 62 Gaskill St, Canowindra 6344 2888. Enquiries contact Jill Mc Donald 6344 1235 or Jan Harrison 6364 0258.

21 Jun

Carer and Supporter Workshop for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse @ Canowindra CWA Hall 9am – 5pm. $10 For more info or call 0458 698 460.

23 Jun

“CANCER - What Now” 2 hour information sessions at the Ex Services Club, 101-103 Brisbane St, Cowra. 10:30am-12:30pm. Contact Nancy 6369 3381 or Carolynn 6340 2434.

24 Jun

Tai Chi Classes @ Canowindra Public School Hall, 5.30-6.30pm, no experience needed.

25 - 26 Jun

Youth Forum in Orange @ Orange Ex-Services Club. Work shop 1 for Youth 25th June 9:30am- 2:30pm Free. Work shop 2 for Parents & carers 25th June 5:30pm-8pm free. Work Shop 3 for Youth Workers 26th June 9:30am-3pm $25. Contact Kurt Beahan on 6393 8628 or your school for Work shop 1. Contact Orange Ex-Services Club on 63622666 to register for Work shops 2 & 3.

26 Jun

Canowindra CWA Meeting @ CWA Hall, 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

27 Jun

Canowindra Food Basket @ Uniting Church Hall, 9.30 – 12 noon.

27 Jun

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Friday 4th July Party - 7.30 start Matt Robson DJ Gourmet Hot Dogs

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BE Seen

Ash McLean, Alicia Earsman, Andrea Davis, Bonnie Wythes, Mel Rue, Crystal and Jessica Coker at the Tigers Ball.

Maddi Vitnell, Sarah Isaacs, Curtis Hughes, Jayden Brown and Rebbecca Watson enjoying the ball

Maddi Vitnell

Sam Barker and Amy Wythes enjoying the Tigers Ball

Aaron Earsman and Jayden Brown at the Tigers Ball

Amber Meurs accepting the Ladies Champion Plaque from Wendy Bowman

Billy Paul accepting his Masters Championship Trophy from Wendy Bowman

Sue Johnson and Tina Earsman showing great sportsmanship after the masters final

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Canowindra Sport Thanks to all the boys and families for a great weekend. Make sure you have the 10th of August in your diary for the Canowindra Home Gala Day.

This Week’s Football Game

The League Tag ladies have a bye this weekend. This Sunday the 22nd of June, Tom Clyburn Oval in Canowindra will be hosting home games for First Grade and Youth League. The Youth League boys are versing Eugowra at 12.40pm and the First Grade men are versing Trundle at 2pm.

Masquerade Ball IMAGE: Alicia Earsman players player

League Tag

Canowindra vs. Cargo An outstanding game was played by the Canowindra Tigresses as they dominated Cargo Blue Heelers at Cargo 38 - 12. The girls applied a great deal of pressure right from the first whistle. Their plays that they set up were flawless as Cargo were unable to catch them as they weaved through the Heelers to give a half time score of 24 - 6. They ran fast and hard to enable Cargo from putting any points on the board until the end of the first half. Their coach Michael French was extremely impressed with the girls as he stated that it was the best game he has seen them play all season. Every single player had an outstanding game and this week’s Players Player went to Alicia Earsman for her excel-

Community Notices The Anglican and Uniting Churches of Canowindra and surrounding districts. Sunday 22 June THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9.30am Peace Memorial Uniting Church Canowindra 4pm St Matthew’s Anglican Church Eugowra. Thursday 26 June 10am Morning Worship at Peace Memorial Uniting Church Canowindra The Church is able to offer pastoral care and ministry through the generosity of your donations. If you would like to support the work that we do, please send it to PO Box 197 Canowindra NSW 2804.

lent consistency in every game and she was also able to score a double. Congratulations to the other ladies who scored a try each Jess Coker 1, Madi Vitnell 1, Kristy White 1, Ash Mclean 1 and Mel Rue 1.

Junior Rugby

The under 9’s revelled in the muddy conditions with three strong games against Cowra, Narromine and Kinross. Some great tries were scored by Will Grant, Harry Hazelton and Louie O’Dea. Highlights included a great run by Andy Townsend down the muddy sideline and some great clean outs by Kieran Kinsella and Magnus Cleary. Jack Bellach had a great game pilfering opposition ball and making great ground. The under 7’s had a great day sloshing in the mud! There was some great work seen by Finn, Marcus, Tommy and William. Lachlan, Jack and Oscar continued this week with great defence. The coach had trouble keeping the enthusiasm onside! Our little guys on the team today, Frasier, Campbell and Alex also showed we will have a great under 7’s team for the future.

For many weeks we have seen Tommy’s fabulous decorations in the old hardware windows showcasing a tiger wearing a huge masque in relation to the Rugby Club’s Masquerade Ball. On Saturday the 14th The Rugby Club held its annual Rugby Ball which was themed ‘Masquerade’. The night was a huge success with many attendees dressing up for the occasion. From big ball gowns to sparkly masques and makeup, everyone had a fantastic time. Our Phoenix team attended and shot some snaps of some of the attendees. Enjoy!

IMAGE: Tina and Paul Earsman wearing their masks at the Tigers Ball

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Lost 9ct Rose Gold eternity/wedding ring. Wide dome band with bezel set diamond and sapphires. Extremely sentimental to owner. Lost Friday 13 June between Gaskill & Tilga Sts Please return to Canowindra Police or call 0428 325 527

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IMAGE: Under 19’s Woodbridge Cup Team

Woodbridge Cup

Four Canowindra locals headed to Camden on Saturday to play in the under 19’s Woodbridge Cup. They won convincingly with the score being 44-6. Congratulations to Jake Wythes, Luke Tarrant and Alex and Sam Willson.

Canowindra Women’s Bowls

Results of match played last Tuesday 10th June. FINAL - TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIP - Diane Slattery, Nancy Morrow & Colleen Crump def. Marion Wilson, Moyna Rue & Sheryn O’Malveney 20-14. Congratulations to Diane, Nancy & Colleen our 2014 Triples Champions. There were three games of social pairs and one game of social triples played. Anne Zaine & Heather Hoad def. Lorne Burgess & Gwen Haydon 20-10. Joy Beattie & Betty Jenkins def. Bobbie Turner & Margaret Gosper 24-18. Jean Roth & Christine Pickard def. Joice McNaught & Maureen Baillie 19-7. Ellen Petty,Betty Hodge & Sandy McDonald def. Linda Miller, Jill Messenger & Jenny Middleton 16-14. The Lucky Draw was won by Colleen Crump with No. 11. A hearty welcome to Lorne Burgess the new member of our club, hope you enjoy many years of bowls and friendship with us. One birthday in June, Dianne Mooney on 27th.

Happy birthday Dianne. A reminder our AGMwill be held on Tuesday 24th June. A report on the District Fours will be given next week. Until next week good bowling all, particularly the teams competing in the District Fours at Parkes.

Thanks Gordon. Winner on the day with a nett 71 was Ian Brown. The club is also happy to announce that they have appointed Grant Burn to be the new secretary/manager. Grant is from Canberra and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience of managing various clubs around Canberra. Canowindra Golf Club would like to welcome Grant and his family to Canowindra and we look forward to working with him into the future. Upcoming Events 22/6 - Medal Stroke Sponsor Earsmans Concrete 29/6 - Holden Scramble 4 Person Ambrose Sponsor Waugoola Motors 6/7 - 2 Person Ambrose Medley Sponsor Peter Kennedy 12/7 - 3 Person Ambrose Fun Day Sponsor McClintocks Lucerne Foods 13/7 - 18 hole Stableford Sponsor Synercon

No 5s Win Zone Pennants At Glenbrook

Congratulations to our boys in their wonderful achievement of going on to state level after winning all their games in the zone finals. Firstly, they beat Orange City at home in the preliminary & then took on Lithgow city, Camden & Blacktown Workers at Glenbrook. The boys never had a loss right through. This entitles them to now go to Tamworth on 9th, 10th and 11th of august to play for state. On the home front, we had a semi-final of minor pairs played on sat with B Bates & M Baldwin def. J Breen & D Sargent 21-17. On Sunday the final was played with Max & Bob def. K Walker & R Lynch 29-13. Next week; only 1 game drawn; Saturday major triples B & C Webb, M Baldwin v K Fisher, Dally & Duncan.

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On Sunday 15th June the event was an 18 hole stroke sponsored by Gordon Dillon.

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IMAGE : Robbie Lawrence presenting Ian Brown, the winner of Sunday’s 18 hole stroke event

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Weekly Specials Free Pool Thurs and Sat Nights from 6pm to 10pm $4 Schooners and $3 Middies during 1st NRL game on Friday. Rissoles with Onion Gravy $14 Seafood Basket $18 Come and enjoy an ice cold beer at the Canowindra!

IMAGE: Wendy Bowman and Amber Meurs after a hard fought game in the ladies final

The 2014 Squash Club Championships

The preliminary games for the Ladies Open and the Ladies Masters - Monday 9th June. The highlights were– Roxanne 73 def Kassie 55, Wendy 61 def Sandy 58, Sue 60 def Jackie 52, Helen 65 def Kayla 64, Amber 61 def Roxanne 42. The two ladies who made the final were Amber Meurs and Wendy Bowman. The Ladies Masters final was between Tina Earsman and Sue Johnson. These two Finals were played on Saturday 14th June. In the ladies final Amber was victorious with a final score of 79-40. Tina won the Ladies Master’s final with minutes to go and came up with a well-earned win of 70-62. The Men’s Masters was a straight Final against Bill Paul and David Bigg. Bill’s years of experience proved too good for David and Bill had a convincing win 88-47. The open graded preliminary games were played on Thursday 12th June. The D-Grade competitors, Max Wensley, Mitchell Stanley, Monique Jenart and Kassie Wythes all played each other to determine the final. The boys were too strong for the girls this year and the final was fought out between Max and Mitchell. Max def Mitchell 70-68. Mitchell played a more controlled game 2nd time around and came up with a win against Max 66-63. C Grade competitors were Kayla Palmer, Roxanne Breen, Sandy McDonald and Jackie Watson. Roxanne came away with a win against Kayla and the final score was 79-58. B Grade was mixed with both men and ladies. Helen McSpadden, Ken Stanley, David Bigg, Wendy Bowman and Jason Lowe made up the B grade players. Some of the results of these games were:Helen 61 def Jason 60,

Wendy 62 def Ken 61, Helen 68 def David 54 and Jason 62 def 47. From these games the Final was determined and the ladies were too good for the men with the final being between Helen and Wendy. Like always Helen played a great service game but Wendy’s fitness and agility got her over the line and she had a win 68-55. The A Grade Open saw some really entertaining and skillful games being played. Scott Bennett, Mark Adams, Amber Meurs, Troy Loud, Oliver Wythes and Jonno Preston made up the open grade. Results from preliminary games were: Amber 58 def Troy 52, Oliver 77 def Jonno 43, Mark 52 def Oliver 43, Scott 77 def Amber 52. Once again the Open Final was contested by Scott and Mark. Mark’s determination, will power and very annoying but extraordinary serves kept him in the game. Scott had a victory 54-42 against Mark in this very entertaining Final. Presentation Results; Most Improved Lady on Monday night Monique Jenart Most Improved Lady - Kassie Wythes Most Improved player for Thursday night Jason Lowe Most improved Junior - Jamie Austen Club Person - Amber Meurs Sportsmanship Award - Sandy Mcdonald The Squash Club would like to thank our sponsors– Charles Curran (Nassau Estate), Mark and Anne Ward (Swinging Bridge Wines), Canowindra Bowling Club, Mark Adams (MJA Cattle Scan) and The Canowindra Trading Post. Also a big thank you goes out to everyone who was involved with the running of the Championships.

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