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270 copies produced each month

1st Dec 2011

‘Carols in the Bush’ is coming to Goornong on Dec 9th at 6.30pm!

Join us to meet Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus, the angels, the shepherd's with their sheep and the kings on horses. Come and share some Christmas spirit and Carols.

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CONTENTS 

Guide News

Public Notices

Calendar of meetings & events

Stories & photos of local news & events

Upcoming events

Articles of interest

Goornong Guys & Gals: ‘Resident of the month’

Craft Corner

Trivia

Recipes

Kids Corner & jokes

CFA news and information

Primary School News

Community Plan update

City of Greater Bendigo news

Local Traders

Monthly Competition

Getting Goornong Going!

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The +25 Community Plan survey Become a Friend of Goornong Historical dates Goornong Guys & Gals Goornong Traders Goornong Notice Board Calendar of Events The Goornong Guide online Press releases from the City of Greater Bendigo Goornong Guide Articles CFA news Local areas of interest Axedale Fosterville Elmore Bendigo & more The Bendigo Advertiser We welcome your ideas and contributions!

EDITORIAL POLICY 1.To provide a means of communication for all community and sporting groups in the Goornong District. 2. To produce a newsletter by members on a volunteer basis. 3. The Goornong Guide accepts no liability for views submitted by the public. 4. The Committee reserves the right to refuse to publish any articles which they consider to be unsuitable . 5. ―The Guide‖ is available FREE of charge, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

DONATIONS Helping the Goornong Guide to cover the costs of printing.

Many thanks goes to those who contributed to these sums: Donations can be placed in boxes at the Goornong Store, the Drovers Arms hotel and the Goornong PO. Future donations will be gratefully received to ensure ongoing production.


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ADVERTISERS! Want to promote your event or business? The Goornong Guide is distributed via the mail run right around our region to Huntly, Axedale, Elmore, Fosterville Mine, and Toolleen. Advertising space is available in the Goornong Guide offers fantastic exposure direct to local people as well as to visitors and the world wide web. WE ARE GREAT VALUE! Due to an increase in printing costs our Advertising Rates will rise to cover costs. We would also like to improve the quality of the Goornong Guide but need more funds and volunteers to help out.

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We are a small group of volunteers who dedicate many hours to bring you this information. If you would like to support us or contribute to the guide, please contact us: goornongguide@gmail.com P.O. Box 46 Goornong. or ring 0417 363 710

OR VISIT Goornong Traders on www.goornong.com and book your ad online. *** PLEASE NOTE *** The deadline for each edition is the 26th of the month.

NEW! The Goornong Guide monthly competition: Each month we are going to be giving away a fantastic prize (valued between $100—$200) All correct entries will go into a draw with the winner being announced in the next edition of the Goornong Guide. DECEMBER PRIZE: Dinner voucher at the Queens Arms Hotel, Quarry Hill. Valued at $100 DECEMBER QUESTION: What is the name of the house where the November Resident of the Month lives? EMAIL: goornongguide@gmail.com Or PO Box 46, Goornong, Vic 3557

AND THE NOVEMBER WINNER IS

Ruth Jenkins BE IN IT TO WIN IT! We now accept payment via BARTERCARD Ph: 5441 2388 www.bartercard.com


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope that you have a wonderful day and that you know how special you are in every way!

We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in 2012. PLEASE NOTE There will be no Goornong Guide in January

HIRING OF VENUES AROUND GOORNONG CONTACT DETAILS Goornong Recreation Reserve Hall Bagshot Street Goornong Contact : Janet Filbey 5432 2202 Please leave a message and I will get back to you Soldiers Memorial Hall Keys for the Memorial hall can be picked up at the post office Railway place South, Goornong { Midland Hwy} Contact Kath Read: 5432 2240 or 5441 2809

JANUARY 16TH Vanessa Hawkins—that’s me! All presents greatly appreciated :) & JANUARY 18TH Ed English He doesn't want any presents. SURPRISE SOMEONE PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE A PERSONS NAME MENTIONED HERE.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS DUMPING OF GARDEN GREENS OR WASTE IN GOORNONG RECREATION RESERVE IS NOT PERMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, EVEN IF A PRE– EXISTING PILE OF BURNABLE MATERIAL IS FORMED

OFFENDERS WILL BE FINED Goornong Recycle & Waste Transfer Station Is open 8am-5pm every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Most recyclable and reusable items are

FREE Basic Fee (recyclable items) $1 Full fee (non recyclable waste) $26.00 TV's, Screens and Monitors. $10.00 Car boots, Fridges, Freezers and Air Conditioners $15.00 More information is available can be found on www.goornong.com or on 0458 346 952.


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COMPUTER CORNER/ Internet Access to our computer, printer, scanner and the Internet is available at the Recreation Reserve. The use of computer is limited to one person per hour unless notified. Also photocopying is available at the same area. Cost:

Computer and Internet Access: $2.50 per hour—payable on collection of keys Printing/Photocopying: 30c per sheet—payable on return of keys

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CHURCH TIMES St George’s Anglican Church, Goornong: 2nd, 4th Sundays: 8.00am St Martin’s Catholic Church, Muskerry: Each Sunday: 8.30am For bookings for St Martin’s Church Contact: Lyn Harrop, Ph: 5432 2281

ALL BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES

should be directed to Janet Filbey, Ph: 5432 2202

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PERSONAL NOTICES Deb Sturt and Siaki on the birth of their lovely daughter—Victoria ~~~~~~ The Committee of the Goornong Guide extend their sympathy to Kath Read & Family on the passing of her sister Pat Dunn. ~~~~~ Please let know if you have any events or notices you would like to share.

MOBILE LIBRARY

Ph: 5449 2790 Mondays 4—4.30pm Outside Goornong Primary School

Come along and Support our local library, plenty of books to choose from.

Social meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month. All Welcome Bring something to do eg: craft project, quilting, knitting etc Venue: Rec Reserve Hall Time: 7.00pm till 9.00pm Gold coin donation and a plate to share if you wish All enquires welcome Ph: 5432 2248

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C a l e n d a r o f e v e n t s D e c e m b e r / J a n u a r y December: Thursday 1st Wednesday 7th FRIDAY 9th Tuesday 13th Wednesday 14th Sunday 18th Wednesday 21st Wednesday 21st Thursday 22nd

Memorial Hall meeting Soldier’s Memorial Hall Goornong Gals Rec. Reserve Hall CAROLS IN THE BUSH OLD CFA SHED Pool Meeting Rec. Reserve Hall Rec. Reserve meeting Drover’s Arms Hotel CFA Christmas BBQ New Fire Station V.F.F./ Landcare School Christmas Concert End of Term 4—yeah, holidays!

7.30pm 7.00pm 6.30PM 7.30pm 7.30pm TBA

January 2012 Tuesday 17th Thursday 26th

Swimming Pool meeting Australia Day

7.30pm

February 2012 Thursday 2nd

Start of Term 1—yeah, school!

Rec. Reserve Hall

All meetings and events can be viewed online—www.goornong.com

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LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY

You are welcome to join us.

Accommodation at The Bush Courtyard 5432 2446 Brick laying 5432 2205 Drovers Arms Hotel 5432 2210 Electrician 5432 2596 Elmore Primary Care 5432 6001 Florist 5443 5519 Liquid Waste 5448 8478 GE Silos 5432 2384 Goornong Post Office 5432 2295 Goornong Recycling & Transfer Station 0458 346 652 Goornong Store 5432 2203 Plumber Matt - 0430 821 706 United Gas 5432 2248

GOORNONG RURAL FIRE BRIGADE —5432 2450 COMMUNITY & DISTRICT PLAN —5432 2202 ELMORE CUBS & SCOUTS —5432 6387 GOLD FIELDS EQUESTRIAN CLUB —0417 363 710 GOORNONG CEMETERY TRUST - 5432 2236 GOORNONG GALS —5432 2248 GOORNONG GUIDE —5432 2202 MEMORIAL HALL & HISTORIAL SOC —5432 2240 RECREATION RESERVE — 5432 2305 SWIMMING POOL —5432 2220 CRICKET CLUB - Mark Hearn 0404 595 047


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What’s on in December ‘Carols in the Bush’ is coming to Goornong on Dec 9th at 6.30pm!

Swimming Pool Meeting Tues, Dec 13th at the Rec Reserve 7.30 pm The Gold Fields Equestrian Club Inc Dec 6th, Education Day. December 15th, Rally NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

www.goldfieldstheproperty.com COMBINED CHURCHES CHRISTMAS CAROLS at St. George's Anglican Church December 18th 7.00pm All Welcome The Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meetings are held at the NEW FIRE STATION

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS!

What’s on in January 2012

Happy New Year! Swimming Pool Meeting Tues, Jan 17th at the Rec Reserve 7.30 pm AUSTRALIA DAY Thursday, January 26th, 2011


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GOORNONG PRIMARY SCHOOL news Ph: 5432 2236 Fax: 5432 2425 Website: www.goornongps.vic.edu.au

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Canberra camp Recently our Grade 5 and 6 students went to Canberra with the other Campaspe Cluster schools. They visited the National Canberra Exhibition, Parliament House, Questacon, Geo Science Australia, Royal Australian Mint, Australian War Memorial, Black Mountain Tower, CSRIO Discovery, National Musuem of Australia and Canberra Space Centre.

DECEMBER 6th Orientation Day – 2012 Preps & Yr 7s 13th Grade 6 Graduation st 21 Christmas Concert 22nd End of Term 4 FEBRUARY 2nd Students begin school

END OF YEAR CONCERT Our end of year concert will be held on Wednesday 21st of December at 7pm at the Goornong Hall. The Goornong Community is most welcome to come along.

2012 ENROLMENTS Enrolments for 2012 are now being taken at Goornong Primary School. If you have children that will be starting at Goornong next year, please contact the school on the above number

SCIENCEWORKS Our Grade Six children joined with the other Cluster Schools for an excursion to Scienceworks in Melbourne. It was a long day but it provided the children with the RAFFLE FUNDRAISER learning experiences provided by the following sessions; Lightening Room / Magnets, Planetarium – Spinning out Once again the Parents Club end of year fundraiser will be a Wheelbarrow Raffle. and the night sky and them regular exhibits. Tickets will be sold during November and the raffle will drawn at our end of year concert on Wednesday 21st December

PAULS COLLECT-A-CAP We have registered for Pauls Collect-A-Cap fundraiser which started recently. All you need to do is send your specially marked caps (washed please) to school or drop them in at the Post Office. Specially marked caps are on – Full Cream, Smarter White, Trim, Rev, Pauls PhysiCAL Low Fat, PhysiCAL No Fat and Skinny Milk 2L and 3L. We earn 10c per cap.


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‘Carols in the Bush’ WILL PRESENT THE CHRISTMAS STORY WITH A REINACMENT OF THE NATIVITY ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH AT 6.30PM. MUSIC, CAROLS, STALLS AND A SAUSAGE SIZZLE WILL DRAW FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF GOORNONG RESIDENTS TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY AT CHRISTMAS TIME. ENTRY WILL BE FREE. DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED IN AID OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUATION OF THE GOORNONG GUIDE.

WE INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN US TO SUPPORT THIS LOVELY EVENING. Part 2. Story continued from November: The shepherds wanted to go and see the baby. When they arrived at the stable, they were filled with joy at seeing Jesus lying in the manger. They knelt down and worshipped Him. They told Mary and Joseph how the angel had appeared in the sky and told them that Jesus was to be the Saviour of the world. Far away in the East, Wise Men saw a new star shining high in the sky. These men studied the stars and they knew this was a very special star. They studied their scrolls where it said that whenever a bright new star appeared it meant that a great ruler had been born. The Wise Men decided to find this new ruler. They went to Jerusalem to see King Herod, as they thought the baby would be in the palace. They asked to see the child that would be King of the Jews. The king was troubled. He thought this new king may take away his throne. He told them to return when they had found the baby so that he could worship the child himself.

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‘Carols in the Bush’ The Wise Men set off to find the baby. They were guided by the star to the stable in Bethlehem. Here they knelt down and worshipped Jesus. They gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. That night, the men had the same dream where an angel warned them that King Herod wanted to kill Jesus and told them not to go back to his palace. The Wise Men went back to their own country without calling to see Herod. Soon after Joseph had a dream where an angel told him to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt as King Herod had ordered that Jesus be killed. They left Bethlehem right away. When the wise men did not return, Herod ordered that baby boys in Bethlehem be killed. They did not find Jesus as he was safe.

www.carolsinthebush.com


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Trivia Questions. 1. In what year was Darwin hit by Cyclone Tracey? 2. Who is the author of the Discworld novels? 3. In which country were the Clancy Brothers, the singing group, born? 4. Who is the 2011 young Australian of the year? 5. Of which Internet giant is Jerry Yang the co-founder of. 6 Who is Australia's Shadow Treasurer? 7. Which race will start in Spain & end next year in Ireland? 8. Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect were characters on which comedy show? 9. By what name was Cape Canaveral known from 1963 -73? 10. Who is the patron saint of Russia? 11. Crown Princess Victoria is heir to the throne of which country? 12. In which country did Sambe originate? 13. What U.S. city is the capital of Rhode Island? 14. What puzzle was first published in New York in 1913? 15. Is cinnamon got from the leaves, roots or bark of an Asian tree? 16. What missiles does a fletcher make? 17. Which former Test Cricketer was nicknamed "the dungong dasher"? 18. Which regional city is home to victoria's desalination plant? 19. During which war did the battle of Inchon take place? 20. How many Australian cities have hosted the Summer Olympics?

KIDS CORNER Why does a bear hibernate for three months in cold weather? We’re all afraid to wake it up.

What’s black and white and has a red nose? Rudolph the red-nosed Zebra.

What kind of animal is always found at baseball games? The Bat.

Why can’t you telephone the zoo? The lion’s busy.

Why do moose have fur coats? They don’t like wearing cotton. What kind of dog directs traffic? A police dog.

Tim; ―I’ve heard bears won’t chase you at night if you carry a flashlight.‖ Kim; ―Depends on how fast you can carry it.‖ What was the turtle doing on the freeway? Record time.

Why did the goat stick its head through the barbed wire fence? What’s the favourite city of hamsters? To see what was on the other side. Hamsterdam. What do you call a flying ape? A hot-air baboon.

What’s the favourite city of chickens? Chicago.


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CRAFT CORNER Kindly contributed by Glenyce McCrohan

Reindeer Candy Canes Christmas is almost upon us and the kids are getting enthusiastic about decorating and making gifts. They really love to give gifts, especially things they have made. Last year, we tried out some Reindeer Candy Canes. This was nice and easy for them to make and we turned out a batch for the kids in the girls’ class at school. As you can probably see, you need: candy canes, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, double-sided tape and some small red stickers (or small red pom poms). Bend your pipe cleaner in half and twist it onto the hook of the cane. Do this carefully unless you want to eat some broken candy canes J Stick the googly eyes on with a little double-sided tape and add the red sticker for the nose. Now stand back and see how silly they look staring up at you and enjoy your Christmas festivities. J


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RESIDENT of the MONTH Joyce McKinstry

GOORNONG GUYS AND GIRLS—Thanks for being here! WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR STORY. PLEASE EMAIL US– goornongguide@gmail.com

RECIPE FOR White Christmas 3 cups rice bubbles, 1 cup icing sugar, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup powdered milk, 1 cup mixed fruits, 1 cup glace cherries, 250g copha. Melt copha and add to dry ingredients. Spread into tray and set in refrigerator. When set, cut into fingers.


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The Tillow Fashion Parade Thank you to everyone who attended the Fashion Parade. A Big Thank you to the Elmore Bakery for supplying the Cakes for Afternoon Tea. It was delicious. To the lovely Ladies who modelled the clothes, Thank you, you were excellent & elegant. And to the ladies of the Goornong Guide committee Thank you for your hard work in putting on this event. Results of the competitions are: Lucky Door; Tillow Gift Voucher Mrs Aileen O'Sullivan Senior. Raffle: 1st. Mrs Theresa Gee, 2nd Mrs Spiers, 3rd Claudia Goodman from Elmore.

PRISTINE DRY CLEANERS > 2 HOUR DRYCLEANING > DOONAS / BLANKETS > SHIRT LAUNDRY > BEDSPREADS / CURTAINS > WEDDING GOWNS > TABLE LINEN > SUEDES & LEATHERS > LAUNDRY SERVICE > REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS NOW AT TWO LOCATIONS Pristine Drycleaners (Head Office) Pristine Drycleaner Strath Village

5444 4691 141—161 High St, Bendigo Near corner of Don St

5441 8263 Shop 23, Strath Village Shopping Centre

admin@pristinedrycleaners.com.au

If it’s not Pristine, it’s just not clean!


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GOORNONG COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL NEWS Opening of Pool: The Pool will be opening at 2pm on Saturday 10th December. Later in the day we will be holding a family BBQ to celebrate the start of the season. We will be using our new built in BBQ and picnic seating from a Grant we received last year. You can purchase a sausage and, if you wish, bring your own salad to go with it!! AGM: Our AGM was held last week. Due to a great response from the community, we have been able to fill all positions. We have a fantastic and committed team this year and we would like to thank all those who have taken on the various roles. However, we still require active participation from the community to open the kiosk. As we are a facility that only has one Lifeguard assigned, the kiosk must be manned in case the Lifeguard requires assistance. This is a mandatory condition and we cannot open unless there is someone on the kiosk. Swimming Lessons: The last season saw us hold swimming lessons with a private instructor. We will be running them again this year with the same teacher Emily Smith. Emily is a fully qualified instructor and has her Working with Children’s check. The lessons will be held from Monday 16th January to Friday 20th January 2012. Children four and above can participate in the lessons. Sharon Hipwell is co-ordinating the program and you can contact Sharon on 5432 2525 for enrolment forms. The cost is $50 per child and all completed forms and full payment are expected on enrolment. Next Meeting: We will be holding the next General Meeting on Tuesday 6th December. This is a week earlier than usual so that we can ensure that we are prepared for the opening day. The meeting will be held at 7.30pm at the Rec Reserve and everyone is welcome. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A LOVELY FACILITY. THANKS GUYS FOR KEEPING IT ALL GOING.


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Elmore Community Pharmacy

…….… for all your medicinal needs A range of Gifts and Toys! Teddy Bear & Friends Gifts!

78-80 Railway Place Elmore Phone: 5432 6600 Fax: 5432 6599 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm / Sat 9am-12pm (most) We can deliver free to the Goornong store. Please ring us to arrange your prescriptions. Arthur Pappas – Pharmacist /Jess Stokie – Dispensary Technician

Aspect Eyewear – New Styles

Beautiful Australian Chocolates

Value priced quality medication

A large range of Coral Colours cosmetics now available.

For Men and Women

Need a service? Think local….

Ph: 5432 6600

www.elmorebusinessvictoria.com (Note: this site also lists Goornong, Rushworth and Colbinabbin businesses)


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On Sunday 20th November the brigade hosted a Fire Ready session where guest speakers presented information on raising people’s awareness about grass and bushfire risk. There were many valuable hand outs available and displays such as on haystack fires and grass fires. Across the state fire stations were also opened for CFA Sunday where the community could visit the station to meet the volunteers who put their time and effort into trying to protect the town from the threat of fires. A BBQ lunch was made available. Thank you to the ONE community member who turned up. Your support for the brigade was appreciated.

Remember ! Being Fire Ready may save your property and more importantly, save your life. Merry Christmas to the residents of Goornong from your local fire fighters. Congratulations to one of our members, Deb Sturt and Siaki on the birth of their lovely daughter Victoria.

Christmas BBQ for members and their families Sunday 18th December. Time to be determined. VISIT US AT Please pop this date into your diaries.

www.goornongcfa.blogspot.com

For more information, please contact Captain: Tim Mc Crohan (0459) 533 163 Or Secretary: Felicity Nicholls on 5432 2450 1601 Epsom-Barnadown Road, Goornong, 3557 Visit our web site at http://www.goornongcfa.blogspot.com/

Goornong Rural Fire Brigade Encourages diversity, team work and a family atmosphere. It involves itself in community projects. It has a broad age group and new members are most welcome.


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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS Christmas decorations are beginning to appear throughout the City of Greater Bendigo to herald the arrival of the festive season.

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“Construction of the Christmas tree will commence before the end of November in preparation for an evening of fun, entertainment and all things Christmas. “On Friday December 2 the festivities will commence at 6pm with roving entertainment throughout Rosalind Park and in Sidney Myer Place (next to the Visitor Information Centre) with a range of carnival rides for the kids in support of the Bendigo Health Foundation.

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said as always, parts of the municipality will be decorated to celebrate Christmas and encourage residents and local businesses to get into the Christmas spirit.

“Roving entertainment will be provided by local characters including Bendigo Health’s Bennie and Hellie, the City of Greater Bendigo’s Goldie the Wonder Dog and Ben and Jo, the Bendigo Advertiser’s Kooka and Variety the Children's Charity Heart.

“This year there will be decorations on light poles in View Street, Mitchell Street, Charing Cross and the Golden Square, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk, Elmore and Heathcote shopping centers.

“This year for the first time, Variety the Children's Charity will bring the Santa Fun Run to Bendigo with a 3km walk/run within Rosalind Park.

“There will also be decorations in the Hargreaves Mall, on the front of the City of Greater Bendigo Council offices in Lyttleton Terrace and the Bendigo and Eaglehawk Town Halls.

“At 7.30pm the stage entertainment with Jonathon Ridnell from ABC Central Victoria as compare will commence. There will be performances by Bendigo's own Alana and Courtney Conway and the Bendigo Primary School Christmas Choir – a choir that has come together especially for this event.

“This year we have also purchased some new decorations for Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk and Heathcote. “Kangaroo Flat will have a new Christmas scene installed on the roof of a building at the High Street, Lockwood Road traffic lights. There will also be a similar scene installed on the roof the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre. “We have also purchased some new Christmas banners which will be installed in the Eaglehawk Shopping Centre,” said Cr Fyffe. He said the decorations were in addition to the big Christmas tree that will be erected at the View Street entrance to Rosalind Park. All of the decorations will be installed before the end of November. PREPARATIONS WELL UNDERWAY FOR LIGHTING OF THE BENDIGO CHRISTMAS TREE

“There will also be a very special visit from Santa which is sure to delight the young and the young at heart and on dark at about 9pm the lights on the Bendigo Christmas tree will be switched on by the winner of the Bendigo Advertiser’s Kooka colouring-in competition. “It’s shaping up to be a very special night and I’m looking forward to kicking off the countdown to Christmas with local families and members of the community. I encourage everyone to bring along a picnic and find a spot on the grass in Queen Victoria Gardens or Rosalind Park and enjoy this free family event,” Cr Fyffe said. The City of Greater Bendigo is very proud to present the “Light Up the Sky” event in conjunction with the Bendigo Advertiser and Bendigo Traders. For more information on the event visit www.christmasinbendigo.com CITY SET TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Preparations for the annual lighting of the Downtown Bendigo Christmas Tree in Rosalind Park on Friday December 2 are well underway with choirs practicing, entertainers lined up and Santa organised.

The City of Greater Bendigo will strive to reduce its current energy consumption by 50% over the next ten years.

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said the lighting of the Christmas tree has become a very special annual event for local families from throughout Greater Bendigo to mark the countdown to Christmas.

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and has set a target to reduce the energy used by half by 2020. “The City of Greater Bendigo has just released its 2010/11 carbon emissions report which clearly details all of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is the first report to be calculated in accordance with the NGERS - the national carbon accounting standard used to comply with the Federal government’s reporting. “The work involved in developing the report has been very complex given that the City of Greater Bendigo as an organisation is responsible for delivering a wide range of services and for managing a huge portfolio of buildings and facilities and a large fleet of heavy machinery. “However we are pleased with the progress we are making because we now understand where most of our emissions are being generated and this allows us to focus our efforts on reducing them,” said Cr Fyffe. He said Council has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to achieving emissions reduction by re-affirming support for the emissions target of 50% adopted in 2006. “The task is now a little harder because the 50% reduction is relative to the 2010/11 emissions and not the original 1999 level. “While accepting a carbon reduction challenge of this size does commit the City to a level of financial investment we will make savings in a relatively short timeframe and this will make it not only an exercise in reducing carbon but a good business proposition as well. “A wide variety of works will be undertaken over the next few years during routine maintenance and retrofit programs. Various alternative energy and energy efficiency projects such as the roll out of continued behaviour change programs, installation of efficient lighting systems, improved heating and cooling equipments and cogeneration, trigeneration and solar panels are currently being investigated to help the City achieve its targets “This is about investing in energy saving infrastructure and technology to ultimately make financial savings in the long term. It will provide us with an opportunity to deliver services to our growing community using less

For more press release, please follow the links from our website www.goornong.com

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energy and producing less carbon emissions,” said Cr Fyffe. RUBBISH TO BE REMOVED FROM BENDIGO CREEK The City of Greater Bendigo, North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA) and the Dja Dja Wurrung Natural Resource Management Enterprise project have joined forces to remove litter from the stream and the embankment along two large sections of the Bendigo Creek. The project will see rubbish removed from the Bendigo Creek from Carcoola Drive in Kangaroo Flat to Maple Street Golden Square and from Bayne Street to Howard Street Epsom. City of Greater Bendigo Director of Presentation and Assets Darren Fuzzard said the scope of the works is significant and could take up to three weeks to complete. “This year the City has received a number of complaints about the amount of litter and debri that has built up in the Bendigo Creek and we have decided to carry out a special project in conjunction with the NCCMA and the Dja Dja Wurrung project to remove as much of the litter as possible. “Rubbish accumulates along the creek following heavy rainfalls but we have also discovered that some residents who live along the creek are using the creek reserve for storage of garden and other waste such as building materials. “Often the cause of litter is from these items washing down the creek when it rises following a storm. “As part of the clean up project we will be asking residents who have stored material on the creek reserve to remove it. “Both the City of Greater Bendigo and NCCMA are committed to the health of our local waterways and the clean up will make a significant difference,” said Mr Fuzzard. The Dja Dja Wurrung NRM Enterprise project aims to assist the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) to establish a commercially viable Natural Resource and Cultural Heritage Management business, fully owned and operated by the Corporation. The project is being hosted by the North Central Catchment Management Authority on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and is funded by the Department of Justice.


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MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT 21 November 2011 FOSTERVILLE GOLD MINE SUPPORTS LOCAL COMMUNTY GROUPS On Saturday 19th November the Fosterville Gold Mine opened its gates to the public for its Annual Mine Open Day and as part of the day the Company also awarded its latest round of Community Grants. Seven community groups were successful in applying for funds and received their grants from General Manager Ian Holland. Among the community groups to receive funding were the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard – VF5 Lake Eppalock to upgrade equipment on their rescue vessel. Two Goornong groups received funding; the Goornong Recreation Reserve Committee and the Goornong Cemetery Trust- both to upgrade equipment. The Axedale Primary School received funding to complete work on the entrance to the new school buildings. Other groups to receive grants were: The Rotary Club of Bendigo South to support a midnight basketball program for youth, which is run in conjunction with Victoria Police; Central Victorian Community Broadcasting – Phoenix FM for a new outside broadcast trailer and the Bendigo branch of Field and Game for equipment. The Annual Mine Open Day continues to be a huge success, despite the rainy weather on Saturday. More than 330 visitors took the opportunity to tour the mine site. Further Details: Sandra Burns 03 54399013 or 0417 394824 END RIGHT : Photo of the Recipients of the Community Grants Funds with Ian Holland (General Manager) and Sandra Burns (Community Relations).


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BARTERCARD Is the worlds largest trade exchange, supporting thousands of business around the world to free up cash flow and improve profitability. Horse & Country Saddlery SADDLELAND 48-50 McIvor Rd, Bendigo 03 5444 5555 www.horseandcountry.com.au

Ph: 5441 2388 www.bartercard.com


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Wes White Bricklaying All types of brickwork Free quotes Mob 0438441226 H 0354322205

Houses, Fences, Renovations, Patch Ups, Wineries, Sheds Laying of new & old bricks Block work

Goornong 3557

No Job Too BIG or Too SMALL!

Elmore cubs & scouts 2011 We are a very small but active Group in Elmore. Liz Dow has resigned as Scout Leader and the scout section is in recess. We are urgently in need of a person to take on the role of Scout Leader for 2012. There are prospective scouts if a leader can be found. We have out grown building and are a very well equipped Group. Christine McCormick is our Cub Leader assisted by Cameron and Erin Edwards. There is a need for someone to train with our capable Leader Christine to provide continuity for the future of the local Group. Elmore is one of Victoria’s oldest Scout Groups having continued, with a few interruptions since 1916. Cubs meet on Monday nights from 4.15pm to 5.30 pm.

Please contact Group Leader Christina Lonsdale for further information. Phone 5432 6387


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White Hills Amcal Pharmacy Serving your community for 30 years **Friendly service and advice you can depend on** **The pharmacists are available to speak with you throughout the day** Helping you maintain good health Ann Howe, Mary Boromeo, Megan Sellars – Pharmacists 499 Napier Street, White Hills, 3550 - Ph: 5442 4244 Fax: 5443 9000 ***Diabetes Australia Sub-Agent***

Tattslotto and Intralot available.

Septic tanks cleaned Servicing Goornong and surrounding areas. 7 days a week


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PRACTICE MANAGER Kathy Tuohey RECEPTION STAFF Pam Oliver Pauline Keath Mary McIntyre Rohan Jenner Ceri Sands PRACTICE NURSES Leanne Holmberg Claire Coates

DR ADEL ASAID

DR JOSEPHINE SALAZAR

MBBCH, AMC, FRACGP

MBBS

DR INOKE BUADROMO

DR POATE RADREKUSA

MBBS, FRACGP

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DR PATRICK NZEGWU (Elmore’s Resident Doctor) MBBS

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

Psychologist, Practice Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Maternal and Child Health, Hearing Screening, Meals on Wheels, Planned Activity Group, Men in Sheds, Bill Wilkinson-Optometrist, Holter Monitoring Diabetes Education Respiratory Education Minor Surgeries

Planned Activity Group (Incorporating “The Shed” Mens Program) Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Co-ordinator: Judy Ryan - 9am to 4pm) Walking Group Tuesdays 9am—10am, Thursdays 9am—10am Strength Training Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore

Tuesdays 10:30am—11:30am, Thursdays 10:30am—11:30am (Facilitator: Sandra Holmberg)

Kathy Tuohey - Practice Manager / Site Coordinator Elmore Medical Practice (Elmore Primary Health Services)


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GOORNONG POST OFFICE Open Mon—Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00am

For all your Postal, Bill paying and Banking needs

NEW! Try the Book Exchange. NEW! We have an extensive Giftware Range and offer FREE gift wrapping CONTACT

Cheryl O’ Brien 5432 2295

TRENCHES, FOOTINGS , POSTHOLES,RIPPING &LEVELING PICKET, PALING & COLOURBOND FENCES DINGO MINI DIGGER ELECTRONIC WATER LEAK DETECTIONS LOCATION AND TRACING FOR ALL:      

DOMESTIC WATER PIPES SEPTIC TANKS & PIPES STORMWATER &SEWER DRAINS POWER CABLES TELEPHONE DATAS CABLES POOL & SPA LEAKS

Kel O’Brien

Ph:03 5432 2295 or 0418 700554


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Flowers for all occasions Teddy Bears, Balloons, Chocolates, Life like plants Phone Carol and her friendly staff Free delivery to Goornong Monday - Friday after 6pm

Cylinder Dealer

AGENT A&A DILLON

OLD MURRAY ROAD GOORNONG Phone: 5432 2248 45KG EXCHANGE BOTTLES 9KG BBQ EXCHANGE REFILL BBQ AND FORKLIFT BOTTLES 6 MONTHS FREE RENTAL ON 45KG BOTTLES VERY GOOD RATES

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Goornong Guide December 2011