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Thursday 20 October 2016


IMAGE: Jasmine Scott (Best Homemade Kite winner) with dignitaries Katrina Hodgkinson, Michael McCormack and Wendy Tuckerman at the Harden Kite Festival last Saturday.

Kite Festival Breaks World Record Harden can lay claim to owning one of the newest world records, with the record for the highest number of ‘ducks’ flying on the tail of a kite being broken last Saturday. The record was broken at the Harden Kite Festival, which was staged at the Harden Picnic Racecourse, and saw a world record 165 paper duck figurines get tied to the tail of a gigantic kite, which successfully became airborne. “The highlight was the world record, and most of the ducks were made by local preschool students which was a great effort,” said event organiser Julie Dunstan. The event turned out to be a big one, with over 3000 people making their way to the event. Aside from the world record attempt, there were many other events at the festival, with

$800 in prize money being offered across the ‘odds and ends’ challenge, best home made kites, family kite relay, kite in a barrel, and kite with the longest tail competitions. There were also many market stalls, lucky draws, and a fundraiser for ‘Cure for Cancer’ by Young local Natasha Batinich in her husband Tim Batinich’s legacy. Ms Dunstan said there were so many kites at the festival that they had to organise a second field to host the kites. “It was absolutely packed. The weather was great, and there was only light winds, so it was perfect conditions for kite flying,” she said. Government representatives Wendy Tuckerman, Katrina Hodgkinson and Michael McCormack made appearances at the event.

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2016 Hilltops Council Ordinary Meeting Dates and Times At the Hilltops Council meeting 24 May 2016, Council has resolved to hold the next Council Meeting on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, in the Hilltops Council, Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa Street Young. Ordinary Council Meetings after 8 June 2016 will take place, on every fourth Wednesday of the month, with the exception of December which is the third Wednesday of the month, commencing at 5.30pm, unless otherwise advertised. Scheduled Meeting Dates and Places 26 October 2016 Harden Chambers, 3 East Street Harden 23 November 2016 Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa Street Young 21 December 2016 Boorowa Chambers, 6-8 Market Street Boorowa Information can also be found on Hilltops Council Website at: Anthony McMahon General Manager

The Boorowa Swimming Pool will open Saturday, 5 November 2016. Opening Hours are as follows: 5 November to 20 December 2016 – 1pm to 6pm daily 21 December to 29 January 2017 – 12 noon to 7pm daily 30 January to 12 March 2017 – 1pm to 7pm daily Closed Christmas Day Closed to general public Friday nights for Swimming Club In the event of adverse weather condition, the operator reserves the right to close the swimming pool. Season Passes: Family $200 Adult $93 Child/Student $82 Please be advised that the Boorowa Swimming Pool has electric turnstiles installed, swipe cards for use are available with the purchase of season passes. A refundable deposit will be charged with the issue of each swipe card. Anthony McMahon General Manager

Planned pesticide use by Council works crews and contractors until week ending Thursday 3RD November, 2016 will include the use of Round Up, Brush Off, Amitrol, Weedmaster, Dicamba, Grazon, Basta, Primo, MCPA and Broadstrike and Fusilade for herbicide control. Confidor for Aphid and Access for wild fruit tree control on: • All roads in Hilltops Council – Young, Boorowa and Harden area, Shire Parks, Ovals, Laneways and some town areas; • All Villages, Rest Areas and Reserves; and • Old General Cemetery. Naturalure Fruit Fly Bait will be used in the above areas to target the control of fruit fly. Southern Slopes Noxious Plants Authority advises that Broadleaf Weed spraying will be carried out on NEWSON PARK – HARDEN during the week of 24th – 28th October 2016. (weather permitting). The Herbicides MCPA (750 g/L MCPA), ALLY (600 g/kg Metsulfuron Methyl) & DICAMBA (Dicamba 500 g/L) will be applied by hand spraying. In accordance with SSNPA’s Pesticide Notification Plan signs and flashing lights will be provided on vehicles applying pesticides, signs placed to inform the public where required, and escort warning vehicles will be used for the 2016 road shoulder program. Drivers should exercise extreme caution when passing these vehicles. ANY ENQUIRIES TO JASON CORCORAN ON (02) 63 853 189 In accordance with Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan, signs will be provided on the vehicle applying the pesticide and signs will remain on-site to inform the public for 24 hours after spraying. For further information in the Young Area, please call Council’s Parks and Gardens Asset Planner on (02) 6380 1200. The planned pesticide use is subject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions.

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL APPLICATION NO: DA032-2016 APPLICANT: Hilltops Council SITE: Lot 7301 DP1146400, Lot 144 DP754103, Lot 3 DP825976 & Lot 1 DP808051, Tip Road, Boorowa PROPOSAL: Resource Management Facility (Waste Transfer Station) and closure of existing Boorowa landfill CONSENT AUTHORITY: Hilltops Council EXHIBITION DATES: 13 October 2016 to 28 October 2016 ENQUIRIES: PHONE: (02) 6380 2000 Email: council@ The application will be considered under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979. Hilltops Councilis the consent authority for this application. The application and accompanying documents may be inspected at: Hilltops Council Chambers 6-8 Market Street BOOROWA NSW 2586 Any persons may make written submissions on the application. All submissions may be published in Council’s business papers and viewed by other persons with an interest in the application. Persons lodging submissions are required to declare reportable political donations (including donations of or more than $1,000) made in the previous two years and up until the determination of the development. For more details including a disclosure form, go to Written submissions should be received by 12 noon on Friday, 28 October 2016, marked DA032-2016 to: General Manager Hilltops Council Locked Bag 5 YOUNG NSW 2594 TENDER 300 OF 2016 HIRE OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT 2016 - 18 This tender has been called to engage capable suppliers for the procurement of plant and equipment hire (including trucks) at various locations within the Hilltops local government area on an as needed basis. Interested parties are required to register via the E-tendering Portal to download documents. If you experience difficulties accessing the above website please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: Andrew Griffith, enquiries to be directed through the Tenderlink Forum Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 25th October 2016. NOTICE TO ALL RAFFLE TICKET SELLERS This is a reminder to all organisations that sell raffle tickets in the streets of the central business district that they firstly have to book a day to sell tickets with Council. There is only to be one ticket seller in the street on any day, this includes Saturday. Organisations who fail to obtain Council approval will be prevented from selling raffle tickets. Young Thursday 20 October 2016 – NBN Information Stand Friday 21 October 2016 – Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Day

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT This is to advise that Council is in receipt of the following Development Application No. 2016/DA-00155. NAME OF APPLICANT: Kelvin Hornsey PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lots 4,5,6 DP 808028 76 Old Temora Rd YOUNG NSW 2594 PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Industrial - extension of existing building to be utilised as office and storage The proposed development is not a designated development, and Hilltops Council is the consent authority for this application. The development application referred to in this notice and the documents accompanying the application, may be inspected at Hilltops Council offices, Town Hall, Boorowa Street, Young, Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., until Thursday 27 October 2016. Any person may make a written submission to Council about the development application during this period. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Submissions on the proposal must be lodged in writing with Council prior to the close of business on Monday 31 October 2016. PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT This is to advise that Council is in receipt of the following Development Application No. 2016/DA-00158. NAME OF APPLICANT: Swanbury Penglase PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 DP 814865 25-29 Lovell St Young NSW 2594 PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Commercial - Showroom and Plumbing Trade Branch The proposed development is not a designated development, and Hilltops Council is the consent authority for this application. The development application referred to in this notice and the documents accompanying the application, may be inspected at Hilltops Council offices, Town Hall, Boorowa Street, Young, Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., until Thursday 17 October 2016. Any person may make a written submission to Council about the development application during this period. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Submissions on the proposal must be lodged in writing with Council prior to the close of business on Monday 31 October 2016 DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS ISSUED In accordance with the provisions of section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and section 74 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notification is given that the developments and/or modifications mentioned below have recently been granted consent. The development consents are available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at Council’s Young Office, Boorowa Street, Young. 2014/DA-00201 REV01 – Lot 1 DP 1221082, 44 McMahons Rd, Young – MODIFICATION: Changes to roof line and east elevation 2015/DA-00205 – Lot 7 DP 775294, 107 Thornell Rd, Young Continued Use of Shed and Shipping Containers 2016/CD-00012 – Lot 4 DP1094107, 65 Milly Milly Lane, Burrangong - Dwelling (new) - four (4) bedroom, single storey, brick veneer, attached double garage 2016/DA-00129 – Lot 2 DP 1185752, 760 Henry Lawson Way, Young - Industrial - to continue the extraction of material from the existing gravel pit 2016/DA-00154 – Lot 3 DP1156779, 20 Old Monteagle Rd, Young - Dwelling (new) - four (4) bedroom, single storey, brick veneer, attached double garage; and Shed - residential storage, colorbond

PLANNED ROADWORKS FOR WEEK ENDING THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2016 The following planned works are underway in the Hilltops western area: • Pedestrian Refuge Median construction at Edwards Street and McLerie Street intersection. • Pedestrian Refuge Median construction at William Street and McLerie Street.intersection to commence during the school holidays end of term 3. • Flood rehabilitation works in various location throughout the western area. • Olympic Highway minor patching works. • Milvale Road minor patching works. • Henry Lawson Way minor patching works. The following planned works are underway in the Hilltops eastern area: • MR56 Lachlan Valley Way drainage works. • Flood damage works at Tarrents Gap Road. • Flood rehabilitation works in various location throughout the eastern area. • Little Plains Road emergency patching works. • Murringo Road drainage works. The following planned works are underway in the Hilltops southern area: • Flood damage repair at and Gladstone Road. • Water main replacement in North Street Harden. • Flood rehabilitation works in various location throughout the southern area. • Burley Griffin Way and Olympic Highway patching works. • Minor patching works on various roads throughout the Southern area. • Heavy patching at Wombat to Harden MR379. Speed restrictions will be in place and minor delays may be experienced. The planned works are subject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions. Motorists are advised Roadwork Speed Limits are enforceable by the NSW Police. Speed should be reduced and caution should be exercised when travelling through roadwork sites.

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IMAGE: Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson.

Hodgkinson wishes Hilltops year 12 students the best of luck Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has wished the 583 students enrolled in the Cootamundra electorate the very best as the 2016 HSC written exams got underway with English last Thursday. “Obtaining the HSC qualification is a fantastic achievement. It is internationally recognised and the pinnacle for schoolbased education in Australia,” Katrina said. For any students worried about the exams, healthy eating, getting enough sleep and regular exercise all help to reduce stress. It’s also important to talk to someone if you are feeling overwhelmed. 118 written exams will be conducted over the next three weeks until exams finish on Friday 4 November with Design and Technology. Farm Management workshop for Boorowa Despite local conditions being somewhat challenging, there are numerous reasons why landholders should remain positive. Research shows that reasonably small changes to management can double rainfall used for production. Secondly, most landholders do not know whether they are/should be actually maximising profit or production. Thirdly, landholders may not realise that the most important elements, the long term viabilities of their farm businesses, are controlled by them on the farm. Come along and meet the presenter and hear why this is the case. There is no charge for the information session and a light supper will follow. The Boorowa workshop is on Thursday 27th October 5.30pm to 7pm at the Boorowa ExServices Club. RSVP and any questions contact Nicole Gammie at agriculture@ National Kidsafe Day Next Tuesday, October 25, will be National Kidsafe Day in Australia. National Kidsafe Day aims to increase awareness of

unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention, as well as the valuable work of Kidsafe – the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, in public education, advocacy and research into the causes and prevention of unintentional childhood injury. National Kidsafe Day is held during Children’s Week, which provides a great opportunity for considering the safety of our children in our adult focused world during a week that celebrates our children. You can make a donation to support Kidsafe by visiting their website at

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THUMBS UP THUMBS DOWN THUMBS UP To Gerard and Partners for the great work they do selling local livestock. THUMBS UP To the Harden Country Club for hosting the Peter Davis Memorial Day and raising muchneeded funds for the Leukemia Foundation. THUMBS DOWN To having to wait half an hour for food the other day. There needed to be more staff on.

Support White Ribbon in Young The Committee of Margaret House in Young will be hosting a special event for White Ribbon at the Young Junior Rugby Clubhouse at Hall Brothers Oval, Lachlan Street, Young, on November 11. White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working together to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The event will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and will include finger food, a free drink, and a talk from White Ribbon Australia Ambassador Liam Dooley. Tickets will be $20 per person. A sausage sizzle will also run, and White Ribbon products will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend, with RSVPs to be made by November 7 to or to Alex on 0428 695 706. Young North Public School Grandparents Disco The Young and District Community Hub will be hosting a Grandparents Disco at Young North Public School. The event will be free to the community, and will be held in the hall of Young North Public School on Thursday November 3 from 6pm to 7.30pm. The community is being encouraged to head along to the event and show off their best dance moves, as well as enjoy numerous other activities including limbo, statues, and a photo booth. There will be a competition for the best dancer, and prizes will be on offer. Supper will also be provided. For any enquiries, please phone the Young and District Community Hub on 6382 6328.

THUMBS UP To the organisers of the Harden Kite Festival for putting on a great event last Saturday. THUMBS UP To the team from 2SM radio’s fishing program for coming to Young for the local fishing club’s 30th birthday. THUMBS DOWN To people that smoke in the car while there are children inside. How inconsiderate!

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IMAGE: Two girls enjoy last year’s Maimuru Spring Fair. This year’s instalment will be held at the Mairmuru Public School this Saturday.

Maimuru Prepares for Spring Fair A community-based fundraiser will be held in Maimuru this Saturday, with the Maimuru Spring Fair hitting the village to support the local school. The event will be held at Maimuru Public School from 9am until 2pm, and will start an hour earlier than what is has in past years to cater for breakfast. There will be many different things for members of the community to do on the day, including having breakfast and lunch, regional and local market stalls, cake stalls, face painting, jumping castle, various other games and a meat raffle. For the first time there will also be a mechanical bull riding competition, for both juniors and seniors, with $50 up for grabs for the winner. The event will also form a part of Hilltops Council’s Garage Sale Trail, which will also

take place on Saturday, with the Maimuru Spring Fair featuring a garage sale at the school. The event is all about raising muchneeded funds to keep Maimuru Public School modern, with the aim this year to raise enough money to update computer software in the school, as well as purchase iPads for each student to use. Maimuru Public School P&C committee member Janice Gregory, who is one of the organisers of the event, said it was important for the small, village-base schools of the Hilltops region to be well supported. “The school is a rural school, and it is a community school. We’re raising funds to secure its future, and I’d encourage the wider community to come out to the Spring Fair. It will be a great family day out,” she said. By Joshua Matic

Weekly Market Report YASS SHEEP SALE 12th OCTOBER 2016 Suckers.........................TOP - $156.50 Av - $116.82 Lambs...........................TOP - $137.20 Av - $101.67 Lambs MR......................TOP - $110.00 Av - $82.16 Hoggets..........................TOP - $128.20 Av - $95.49 Wethers..........................TOP - $125.00 Av - $93.76 Ewes XB........................TOP - $121.00 Av - $101.39 Ewes ..............................TOP - $101.00 Av - $78.09 YASS CATTLE SALE 13th OCTOBER 2016 Steers......................................<350kg Av 375.2c/kg 351-500kg Av 361.8c/kg 501+kg Av 338.8c/kg Heifers.....................................<350kg Av 333.6c/kg 351-500kg Av 312.8c/kg 501+kg Av 288.3c/kg Cows.............................Top – 288c/kg Av 250.2c/kg Bulls............................ Top – 396c/kg Av 256.6c/kg CURRENT O/H PRICES Trade Lambs 18-24kg...............................................$5.70 Export Lambs 24kg+.................................................$5.50 Merino Lambs............................................................$5.20 Mutton........................................................................$4.00 Angus Steers Delivered.............................................$3.80 Angus Heifers Delivered............................................$3.50 Cross Bred Steers Delivered......................................$3.50 Cross Bred Heifers Delivered....................................$3.40


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FORBES CATTLE 17th OCTOBER 2016 Steers........................... 280-330kg 372-398c/kg 330-400kg 300-387c/kg 400+kg 300-372c/kg Heifers.......................... 280-330kg 300-380c/kg 330-400kg 288-357c/kg 400+kg 300-342c/kg Cows.................................. 520+kg 235-258c/kg Bulls.................................. 600+kg 220-285c/kg FORBES SHEEP SALE 18th OCTOBER 2016 Suckers.............................20.1-22kg $127-$140 22.1-24kg $138-$148 Lambs...............................20.1-22kg $114-$132 22.1-24kg $133-$140 24.1-26kg $135-$160 Hoggets................................. 22.1kg+ $95-$113 Ewes.....................................14.1-18kg $62-$79 24kg+ $87-$118 STOCK DRAW FORBES: Cattle 24/10/16................ 2 Sheep 25/10/16................ 1 YASS: Sheep 26/10/16................ 5 Cattle 27/10/16................ 5



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Last Wednesday I attended the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CBRJO) AGM and Board meeting at Parliament House. At the AGM, I was elected Deputy Chair of CBRJO, which places Hilltops well to be able to influence the advocacy direction of the Organisation. One of the highlights was discussion with Fiona Nash who has responsibility for Local Government and Regional Development. Part of her portfolio includes regional funding programs and she has recently announced the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) to support infrastructure and community initiatives in areas outside of major cities. The new fund will assess projects across three categories depending on the size of the project. This means applications for smaller grants will not be competing with large projects for funding. Guidelines for the BBRF are currently being developed. Interested parties are encouraged to monitor the Department’s website for announcements regarding the new fund. I was fortunate to attend the Harden Kite festival on the weekend with Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack. We witnessed what was the most perfect day for kite flying. My congratulations to the hard working committee who organised a wonderful event that attracted record crowds. I also want to thank the Community Drug Action Team for organising the Ice Forum last week. Those in attendance listened to well informed speakers about this insidious drug and received information about the services available in the region. It is important as a community that we are informed and vigilant in the fight against drugs and ensure our children are educated about the issue to enable them to make the right choices. In Boorowa I welcomed the South West Group of the Country Women’s Association for their annual conference this week and it was honour to be able to speak with this dynamic group of women about the Hilltops Region. Boorowa is set to again host the Boorowa Touch Football Netball Carnival and are anticipating over 4,000 people in attendance on Friday. The Hilltops is a buzz with loads of exciting things to see and do!

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Church to Celebrate 150 years

IMAGE: Boorowa has again proven how good it is with sheep, with locals Ben Gorham and Will Stanley excelling at the National Sports Shearing Championships in Warialda recently.

Boorowa Boys Shear to Success Boorowa locals Ben Gorham and Will Stanley have highlighted the town’s strong ties to sheep by excelling in their divisions at the National Sports Shear Championships. The event was held in Warialda in the state’s north on Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8, with Mr Gorham finishing third in the senior division, while Mr Stanley won the novice division. Each man had to qualify first to make the NSW State Team, before making the trip up to Warialda, with various qualifiers held for the intermediate and senior divisions, while those in the novice division qualified in Dubbo. Mr Stanley, who has grown up on a sheep farm near Boorowa and works for Landmark wool services in Boorowa, certainly knows a thing or two about sheep.

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He won his qualifying event in Dubbo before taking out the novice division at nationals – a division for entrants who had shorn less than 5000 sheep in their lives. He said he was extremely happy with his performance, and hoped to repeat his success in the intermediate and senior divisions in the future. “We had to shear two sheep in the heats on the Friday, and then shear another two in the final on the Saturday. I qualified with the highest score for the final,” he said. “I finished on 52.40 points, and the next best finished on 72.40 points. We were scored based on time and quality, and got penalised for shearing the same cut twice and cutting the skin of the sheep. The lowest score won.” It was Mr Stanley’s first national title. By Joshua Matic.

On October 30 the Rye Park Uniting Church will come together with family and friends from past and present congregations to celebrate 150 years of faithful service in the community. Celebrations will commence at 10.30am with a praise service, which will be followed by a shared basket lunch at the local Soldiers Memorial Hall. The service will be led by our current Yass Parish minister the Rev. David Stuart and the moderator of the Synod of NSW and ACT the Rev. Myung Hwa Park will be the guest speaker. The first Wesleyan service was held in the area in 1847 and the first slab church opened in November 1866. In 1878 the first brick church was built. The original slab church continued to be used as a Sunday school, until the building of the current church, which opened in 1927, and stands on the original site. When the Uniting Church in Australia came into being in 1977, it became the Rye Park Uniting Church. For further information, contact Lorraine Veness on (02) 6227 2239 or

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What is your favourite thing to do during Spring?

Spring is a great time to get outside and do the gardening – Wasim Umar.

IMAGE: Some action from last year’s Harden Picnic Races. This year’s races are expected to attract around 2000 people.

Harden Set for Picnic Races

Harden Picnic Races Committee Treasurer Judy Stewart says a big day is on the cards this Saturday at the Harden Picnic Racecourse. This Saturday, October 22,  will mark the 36th annual Harden Picnic Races, and with a six-race card scheduled, plus activities for those not as keen on the races themselves, Ms Stewart said it would be a day out for the whole family. “The Committee is looking forward to what is shaping up to be a great day with a great field of quality horses,” she said. “Besides the races, it will really be a family day out as well. There will be a jumping castle, face painting, lots of food stalls, as well as the popular Fashions on the Field event.” This year the track is back to it’s beautiful pristine condition after a lot of hard work from President Nathan Schofield and his workers to reseed the track.

Last week Stewards inspected the track and were happy with the coverage. The main race will be race 5 – the Sibelco and Nathan Schofield Carpentry Harden Cup. The committee have organised entertainment by Chalkie White, while local and interstate bookmakers will be available as well as a TAB facility. Ms Stewart said around 2000 should make their way through the gates. “After race 6 we’ll also be telecasting the Cox Plate – one of the biggest races on Melbourne’s Spring Carnival calendar,” she said. Fashions on the Field will be judged across multiple categories throughout the day, with some amazing prizes on offer from local businesses. Tickets to the races will be $15 and races commence at 1pm.

I love heading down to the beach and doing my gardening in Spring – Marianne Lindsay.

I like getting my caravan ready for use in Spring, as well as doing some Spring cleaning – Phil Lindsay.

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HSC 2016

IMAGE: Young High School Prefects Layelle Arja, Adam Brown, James Smithers, Eliza Hetherington, with Principal Keith Duran, Vice-Captain Ashleigh Bennett, and Captains, Hassan Abbas, Tessa Long, and Lewis Slade.

Young High School Aspiring Leaders It is easy to get the feeling that Young High School is in great hands and going places when you meet the 2017 leadership team. This refreshing group of enthusiastic young people are keen to leave a positive impact during their time as leaders both in the school and in the wider community. Each of the leadership team has their own ambition for the next twelve months and contribution they wish to make. Hassan’s ambition is to make all students feel welcome, for them to see him as a role model and be able to talk to him. Tessa is keen to be more involved in the community and plan ways to help students’ wellbeing. Ashleigh intends to live the school motto and hopes all students can do the same – “Per Ardua Ad Astra” or “Reach for the stars”. Lewis is hoping to represent the school with honour and be diligent in his role. James and Adam are hoping to

assist in building the school profile in the local community. Layelle hopes to be an inspiration to other students and someone they can look up to. Eliza is hoping to find ways to help fellow students be happier and increase opportunities for fun. Principal Keith Duran stated “Our 2017 Leadership team is a fantastic, dynamic and motivated group of young men and women. They are the executive of our broader school student leadership team and they are already working diligently to ensure the very best opportunities for all our students in our inclusive setting. Their backgrounds and skillsets are diverse and complement each other well. They represent everything that is great about Public Education. I have great confidence in the 2017 Leadership team. I would like to welcome them to their new roles and look forward to working with them in the coming 12 months.”

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The hype is over and the build-up has peaked as the Young High School HSC students have now commenced their final HSC exams. As this goes to print our students are now part way through their exams and as happens every year the students have had mixed feelings and responses to their exams up to this point. The exams are the culmination of their 13 years of schooling which the students have prepared for in many ways. The school has supported their preparation with a number of tools and resources. Mrs Nick Allen, the Year 12 coordinator stated that the final stages of the HSC can be a stressful time for students, their families and the teaching staff. Each student has had a teacher mentor allocated to them who they can access if they are feeling overwhelmed or have questions about study skills, organisation or balancing their workload. Students have been submitting practice exam papers to their teachers for feedback to assist their preparation. Minimising stress and caring for overall wellbeing is an important component of surviving the HSC ‘intact’, the Year 12 cohort have been provided with resources from Headspace and ReachOut and are reminded to continue using these as required. Some students are already reaping the benefits of their hard work and dedication with early university entry, apprenticeships and full time employment. School Principal Keith Duran stated “This is always an exciting but nervous time. The HSC represents the culmination of 13 years of education and it is the next stepping stone that supports our young men and women to transition to the next stage of life. Our excellent HSC teaching staff have worked hard to support our students and our curriculum offerings have provided every student with a pathway to meet their needs and ambitions. Our post school destinations, as always, will be very positive with students engaging in work, traineeships, apprenticeships and tertiary education at TAFE or University.” This year’s year 12 Formal will be held on November 18.

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Amcal Pharmacy Young Pharmacist David Hamblin has suggested people watch out for hay fever and mosquitoes this spring to look after their health. Being spring, Mr Hamblin said hay fever was naturally a problem with all of the pollen in the air, however after one of the wettest winters on record, he said this had also attracted extra mosquitoes, which can carry infections. In discussing hay fever, he said the best way to manage the condition was prevention, rather than cure, and said consulting a pharmacist was the best way to do this. “Preventative nasal sprays are normally the best way of doing this. They stabilise the sinuses, and these are very important to control to stop hay fever from entering the body,” he said.

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“Anti-histamines can also be used, and some people prefer to take tablets rather than use nasal spray. This is fine as well, however tablets are not as ‘targeted’ as nasal spray.” “Normally we recommend nasal spray as the first line of defence against hay fever, and tablets as the second line.” Mr Hamblin said windy and stormy weather did not help with hay fever as well, and encouraged those who are prone to hay fever to avoid the outdoors in these situations where possible. “Stormy and windy days can turn a single piece of pollen into thousands and spread them, so try to avoid being outside during this weather,” he said. “Sunglasses can certainly help, however, and while driving in the car, using re-circulated air can help avoid pollen entering the vehicle.” “Keeping house windows closed will also help. During the warmer months people tend to open their windows to let in the fresh air, but this will also let Opening Hours in pollen.” Mr Hamblin said hay Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm fever could be caught Sat 8.30am-12.30 pm anywhere between Au(Fortnightly) gust and February or Cnr Thornhill and Dundas St, March, and this was the Young, NSW, 2594 period to keep an eye out on the condition. Ph: (02) 6382 2500 By Joshua Matic

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Chalker Pastoral Services Is seeking a Casual Stockman for an immediate start.

We are based in Young, NSW. The suitable applicant needs to have a positive attitude, be willing to learn new skills, have a good work ethic and be punctual. Having own working dogs would be an advantage. Please attach contact number of two work references in application.

IMAGE: Rogara Poll Merino has top quality rams that will be up for sale at its annual ram sale Next Monday, October 24, at Lake Bathurst.

Rogara Poll Merinos Annual Ram Sale Goulburn-Mulwaree based sheep stud Rogara Poll Merinos is hosting its annual ram sale at ‘Gilmour Station’, Lake Bathurst, on Monday, October 24, with 62 rams on offer. Rogara Poll is situated 25km south of Goulburn with 750-800mm of average annual rainfall. Rogara Poll was established in 2003 on Pastora and Longford bloodlines, and continued on these lines until 2008, when they introduced the Bogo ram. In 2011 they bought a Middleview ram for $20,000 and have continued with Middleview bloodlines with great success. In more recent times the stud has introduced Bundaleer and Lachlan poll bloodlines through A.I, E.T and ram purchases. Rogara Poll is committed to producing productive poll merinos that make money for their commercial clients. The stud prides itself on putting a lot of selection press on fleece weight and fertility with a moderate framed but fast growing lamb. Rogara’s 5-year averages are as follows: Micron – 18.0. Fleece weight – 7kg with about half a kilogram variation on season. Lambing percentages – 115% from joining.

The sale will kick off at 1pm, with inspections from 10am, and the 62 rams on offer will be between 14 and 16 months olds. These rams have been bred to be heavy cutters, have large frames, are very fertile, and have beautiful soft, white wool. The address of Gilmour Station is 125 Glenovel Road, Lake Bathurst, with phone enquiries to go to Aaron Granger on 0437 193 753. Ron Granger can also be contacted on 0401 800 453.


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Comparing Home Loans

HOUSE of the week

Supreme Offering – Open For Inspection Quality and quantity are on offer this week from Raine & Horne’s house of the week at 3 Jim Anderson Avenue, Young. This home has more than meets the eye from its imposing street presence with 4 grand bedrooms and, as well, granny flat retreat accommodation. Expansive living areas are complemented with a timber kitchen incorporating a walk-in pantry, double ovens and twin drawer dishwasher. It is situated on the north side of town in a prestigious neighbourhood and just a short approach shot from the ever popular Young Golf Course.

Desirable attributes include an entertaining area incorporating a sparkling pool, a free standing pool room or man cave, spa bath, bbq area, breezeway, 3 bathrooms, double garage, solar panels, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning and gas. If you are in the market for a large “out of the ordinary” home and your budget stretches to $439,000 then you should attend the open for inspection between 10:15 am to 10:45 am this Saturday. Contact Kim Goonan on 0412823607 or 02 63823333.

When choosing a home loan, it’s very important to figure out what you need from your loan and how much it will cost. The best way to compare home loans is to ask for a key facts sheet from different lenders. This sheet will give you the information you need so you can directly compare features and fees. This sheet will tell you the total amount to be paid back over the life of the loan, repayment amounts, fees and charges. It will also give you a comparison rate to help you check the total cost of a loan against other loans. Credit providers must give you a key facts sheet for a home loan if you ask for one except for interest only loans or line of credit home loans. Most people take out a principal and interest home loan, which involves regular payments against the amount borrowed as well as paying interest. This type of loan is repaid in full over the life of the loan. A credit provider will usually offer a number of different principal and interest loans, with a range of features such as a redraw facility or an offset account.  Generally the more features a loan has the higher the cost will be. The loan is usually repaid over an agreed period of time, such as 25 or 30 years. Mortgage calculators and brokers will give you an indication of how much you can borrow or how much your repayments might be.

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Young Workwear is stocking ladies ‘King Gee’ branded work boots at the moment, and they are specially made for women’s feet. Gone are the days where women need to use men’s work boots, with these King Gee boots available in a range of different sizes and colours. See the experts at Young Workwear today!


The Young Visitor and Information Centre is a great place to take a look at the best of the Hilltops region’s local produce, and they are currently stocking ‘Cherrymore’ cherry juice. Cherry juice is said to be great for your health, and it’s also very tasty. The juice is pasturised, so there is no need to add anything to it, and with Australia’s best cherries coming from the Hilltops region, it is only the best quality cherry juice.


Blooms Chemist in Young has a huge range of perfumes and colognes on sale now! Each item displayed on the table near the prescriptions counter will feature in the next Blooms catalogue, and prices will be ones not to miss. Brands include Calvin Klein, Beckham, Arianna Grande, Guess, Katy Perry, Davidoff, Lady Gaga, Joop, and Altamir.


Check out this stunning, ‘Ambience’ occasional chair that is on sale now at Harvey Norman Young. The chair even comes with fabric protection, and is like bringing Floriade into your home, with its flower pattern and different colours. It’s Australian made with ‘Warwick’ branded fabric. Head down to see the friendly and experienced furniture specialists at Harvey Norman Young and check out their great range if occasional chairs.

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WHAT’S Hot Amcal Pharmacy’s latest catalogue is out now until October 23, and there are some great deals to be had, which are all available at the Amcal Pharmacy in Young. Being hay fever season, ‘Claratyne’ is always a popular brand of relief tablets, and they are currently on sale for half price! For a 60 pack of tablets, you’ll only pay $21.50, which is also a saving of $21.50! Across all Amcal pharmacies, ‘everyday low prices’ are now available on marked items, which means that the prices are not just slashed for a one-off period, but they are permanently reduced. Check in to Amcal Pharmacy Young and check out these great offers today.

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How do You Choose the Right Tree for Your Garden?

By Glenice Buck Trees are the living structures of the garden that most likely will be the longest lived element in your garden, they will give the garden height, shade, permanence and as they grow older the trees will give the garden character and a sense of age. If you make an informed decision in the beginning you will select the correct species for your garden and then have the pleasure of watching the tree grow and know that you have done a small part to improve your local environment. The factors you need to consider when you are selecting a tree: Size The height and width of the canopy that the tree will reach at maturity needs to be considered. This size will allow you to imagine the space that the tree will spread over once grown. Quality of Stock Make sure you have a healthy specimen to start with. Check stock for good structure, straight trunks, strong branch attachments, no structural defects or pests and diseases. Maintenance All trees will need varying levels of maintenance throughout their life. Watering, fertilising, mulching and formative pruning will be needed. The levels of this maintenance will vary between species. Flowering or Fruiting While the flowering and fruiting of most trees is ornamentally a great asset, it can also be a maintenance issue if there are pathways, driveways or pools near the tree. Life Span The expected life span of the tree will allow you to design and manage your garden appropriately. If all of these elements are considered your trees will grow, thrive and survive the test of time.

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Former Young Community Transport Manager Margaret Phelan cuts the cake with the service’s longest user, Joan Swan, for its 30th birthday last Friday.

Gene Griffith, Edie Eldridge, Robin Summerfield, Bruno Zosso, Bill Causer and Allan Summerfield.

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Event Details

Oct 21

Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council – 24th annual Festival of Art Exhibition & Sale. The Old Court House, Murrumburrah, NSW. Opening 8.00pm on Friday October 21. Exhibition open two weekends: 10am - 4pm October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2016. $5 entry. Refreshments provided. Kruger Prize of $1000 for the most outstanding painting. Bendigo Bank Prize of $250 to members of the Arts Council. Entry Forms due by Friday September 30. Art works due by Tuesday 18th October. Artists wishing to enter, please contact Therese Crowe – PO Box 117 Boorowa NSW 2586 or email

Oct 21

Boorowa Touch/Netball Carnival. Preparations are well underway for the Boorowa Touch/ Netball Carnival to be held on Friday October 21. Once again there will be record numbers with 386 teams participating from the surrounding areas South West Slopes and the ACT. There will only be limited parking at the Showground due to the recent wet weather. Cars can be parked in Scott, Queen, Market and south Streets. Buses will drop off at the Showground then park at the streets around Boorowa Central School until pick up. Courtesy buses will be doing pickups at the south end of Scott Street, St Joseph’s and the Recreation Oval prior to the Carnival and at the end of the carnival.

Oct 22

Iris for sale in Boorowa. 20cm pots in bloom. 794 Rye Park Road, Boorowa. Oct 22-23 and Oct 29-30 Open 10am - 4pm. Nov 5 Open 9am - 1pm. For more information please phone Sharman on 0418 413 057.

Oct 22

Native Bee Day. Boorowa Community Landcare has advised that Young & Weddin District Landcare will be hosting a day on Native Bees. This follows a very successful Native Bee Day held in Boorowa in April of this year. Charge is $10 to cover refreshments. An introduction to the fascinating world of bees by Megan Halcroft. Saturday 22 October 8.45am-3pm Murringo. Sunday 23rd October 8.45am-3pm – Grenfell. Morning tea and lunch provided. RSVP: Mikla Lewis, Landcare Co-ordinator Mobile: 0499 199 016

Oct 22

Garage Sale Trail. Saturday October 22 2016. Happening in the Hilltops Region and across Australia. Register now at Contact Sally Atkinson, Manager Environmental & Public Health 02 6380 1200.

Oct 22

‘Walk for Tim’. ‘Walk for Tim’ is a fundraiser which is being conducted by Young Cherry Queen entrant Jacqui Everdell to raise much needed funds for the ‘Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’. The walk will be held at Wombat Oval in Wombat on Saturday October 22, and the entire Hilltops community is encouraged to support this great event.

Oct 22

Maimuru Spring Fair. Saturday October 22, 2016. 9am-2pm. Maimuru Public School. Maimuru’s annual Spring Fair is a family fun day, known for its beautiful country setting at Maimuru Public School. It is a great place to enjoy local and regional stalls with food, clothing and crafts. Kids will love the playground, jumping castle and sample bags. From 9am we will be serving “Brekky @ Maimuru” – pancakes, egg and bacon rolls and great coffee while you wander through the wonderful selection of market stalls we have lined up for you. Find us on Faceboook- Maimuru Public School. For more details contact Janice Gregory 0409 844 414.

Oct 23

Boorowa Community Landcare Group Bird Watching Walk. Boorowa Community Landcare Group members Andrew and Michelle Southwell invite you to their property at Rye Park for a guided bird watching walk with Nicky Taws from Greening Australia. Join us for a social outing and BBQ. For more details please email

Oct 29

Iris for sale in Boorowa. 20cm pots in bloom. 794 Rye Park Road, Boorowa. Oct 29-30 Open 10am - 4pm. Nov 5 Open 9am - 1pm. For more information please phone Sharman on 0418 413 057.

Nov 5

Reids Flat Gymkhana & Rodeo. The Reids Flat Gymkhana & Rodeo will be held on Saturday November 5 from 8.30am. $2000 in cash and prizes. Bullock Ride $400 - $10 entry - Poddy calf ride Adults Gymkhana Events include flag race, bending race, barrel race, working stock horse and led stock horse events. Children Gymkhana Events include: Tiny Tots Led event, Flat Riding classes, bending races, flag races, barrel races. Novelty Events, Canteen and Cake Stall Ute Competition; Whip Cracking; Dog Jump; bushranger Challenge; Crosscut Sawing and Block Busting. Adults $10; Children under 12 $2; Tiny Tots Free. Enquiries: Louise Crawford 63 45 2294 or Justin Tarrant 63 858 477.

Nov 5

Murringo Village Fair. Starting at 8am. There will be market stalls, coffee, pizza and other delicious food, a jumping castle, face painting, and many other kids activities. The Cherry Capital Country Music Association will be playing from1 – 5pm. Christmas shopping, brunching and lunching will be a feature. Enjoy great entertainment in a relaxing environment. Enquiries to 0427 870 708.

Nov 5

Iris for sale in Boorowa. 20cm pots in bloom. 794 Rye Park Road, Boorowa. Nov 5 Open 9am 1pm. For more information please phone Sharman on 0418 413 057.

Nov 8

Boorowa Australia Day Committee Meeting. The Boorowa Australia Day Committee will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 8 November at 7.30pm. Venue: Boorowa Ex-Services Club.

Nov 9

Boorowa Irish Woolfest Debrief. The Boorowa Irish Woolfest Committee will be holding their Debrief of the 2016 Irish Woolfest to be held on Wednesday November 9 at 5.30pm. Venue in the Magistrates Tea Rooms in the Old Court House Building in Marsden Street, Boorowa. All are welcome to attend.

Nov 12

‘Geek Out Collective’. ‘Geek Out Collective’ is held on the second Saturday of each month at the Salvation Army Hall in Young, and is a social gathering for anyone interested in comics, superheroes and science fiction. The November meeting will feature a Dr Who theme, to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the series. The group will also celebrate the 50th birthdays of Cybermen and Patrick Trouton. Under 16s are asked to be supervised by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact Matthew Apps at

Young Community Transport users Lil Marsh and Joan Swan.

Kelly, Bill and Helen celebrate Young Community Transport’s 30th birthday.

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Our Mini Lotto was drawn last night 13th October 2016 at Young Bowling Club The Winning Numbers were: 12-10-17-5-9-7

There were no winners of 6 numbers And There were 3 winners of 5 numbers

Next Week the lotto Jackpot for winning 6 numbers will be $10,000.00 And The Lotto Jackpot for winning 5 numbers will be $133.00. Next Draw is Thursday 20th October 2016 and will be drawn at the Young Bowling Club. Mini Lotto Quick Pix tickets are sold at various outlets including the S&C Club, IGA, Woolworths, South West Slopes Credit Union and some hotels by Lions Members with the distinctive yellow box.

Local agricultural machinery tuner and MLO Ag owner/operator Mick Oliver has won the Hilltops’ Tradie of the Month for September. The Tradie of the Month is an initiative between The Hilltops Phoenix and Young Workwear that awards tradies across the Hilltops region with a $100 gift voucher to use at Young Workwear. Residents across the region are encouraged to email to The Hilltops Phoenix the details of their favourite tradie, and the good work they have done for them. Mr Oliver works mainly on diesel mechanics, and specialises in engine software remapping; a task he said optimizes engine performance and fuel efficiency for agricultural machinery. He is also an agent for Agritune Australia, and looks after much of South Western NSW. He established MLO Ag three years ago, after working for Hutcheon and Pearce in Temora for six years. Before that he spent six years in Wagga Wagga working for Hartridge Trucks, where he completed his apprenticeship. Entries for the October Tradie of the Month need to be in by October 31. Please email

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Young’s Cricket Season to Finally Start this Weekend

With the rain playing havoc on the start of the local cricket season over the pas few weeks, YDCA Secretary Kelly Meddings said it was a relief they could finally start playing cricket. “All we need is the rain to stay away this weekend, which it should, and we’ll be good to finally start,” she said. The Lachlan Council, McDonald’s Plate (NSW state-wide) and Stribley Shield competitions are all knockout competitions, meaning the Young sides that are playing in them must keep winning to stay alive in them. It is the first time in many years Young has been apart of the Stribley Shield, with their last title in that competition coming in the late 1970s. The South West Slopes League will be the regular home and away competition its senior sides play in. In the Lachlan Council YDCA has entered under 16s, 14s and 12s teams, and they will each start on Sunday. The South West Slopes League starts on Saturday, with Young having two ‘A’ grade and three ‘B’ grade sides in the competition.

After numerous weekends of washed-out cricket action, the teams that play under the Young District Cricket Association will finally get to start in their respective competitions this weekend. The YDCA is involved in a number of competitions this cricket season, fielding teams in the Lachlan Cricket Council, South West Slope Cricket League, McDonald’s Plate, and Stribley Shield Riverina competitions. It will also host its own junior cricket competition each Saturday in Young, with various

IMAGE: A team from Young gathers for a huddle last year.

IMAGE: Cricket will finally return to Young this weekend after a number of washed-out weeks.

teams from Young and Boorowa playing in the under 10s, 12s, and opens (under 15 years of age) competitions. With the exception of the Stribley Shield (which starts on October 30), each competition will start this weekend (October 22 and 23). This year the YDCA will also be hosting the Milo T20 Blast and Milo In2 Cricket programs on Monday evenings, with these programs starting next Monday, October 24.

This Week at Tipperary Golf Club There was only two games of golf played last week due to the rain on Tuesday. Thursdays game was an 18 hole stroke event with a small field participating. Brian Hearne was the lucky winner with a score of 79/55 and the runners up spot was awarded to Brian Wall on 73/55. Gobble winners were Jake Searle on 1, Max Hall on 1, Bill Foreman on 2 and Pat Hewen on 1. Sunday saw members tee off in an 18 hole stroke event. Max Hardman came in first with a score of 66/49 and second

best went to Thomas Burnett on 109/50. Birdie winners were Jake Searle on 2, Max Hardman on 2, Pat Hewen on 1 and Thomas Burnet on 1. Gobbles went to Pat on 1, Barry Hazelgrove on 1, Jake Searle on 1 and Max Hardman on 1. Ric Burnett was the lucky raffle winner. Sunday will see a stroke event contested. On a sadder note, club members were saddened to hear of the passing of a great club member in Lindsay McMillan. Lindsay enjoyed his time on the course helping out where he could and having a round of golf. We will miss Lindsay’s presence and

extend our deepest sympathies to Vera and his family. Also get well wishes go to Bill Foreman. We hope you will be feeling well again soon. Happy golfing, keep well and enjoy your week.

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‘A’ Medal - Ron Fuller by a whisker In a grandstand finish last Saturday, Ron Fuller Jnr has claimed the October A Grade Monthly Medal and the A Grade Scratch with a birdie on the last hole to even bring him into contention for the countback, let alone win it. Darrell Cassidy and Craig Filmer both shot 79 off the stick for a 67 nett or 4 better than handicaps each, as did Ron with his 2 on the par 3, 18th hole. Craig had Darrell edged out on a countback as Club House leader and was heard to be feeling pretty good about this fact, whilst late starters Ron Fuller and Brett Johnson were winding their way around the course. When Ron dropped his card on the scorers table, the calculators came out. Ron and Craig’s back 9 were square, their back 6 holes were square but Ron’s birdie on 18 and Craig’s missed par putt on the same hole would prove to be the difference. With the Club’s two biggest Sharks fans in contention and a birdie finish, Ron prevailed without much fuss. Well done Ron. As Ron’s company was principal sponsor of the event, Craig left with the day’s prize as his consolation so all was good for the Cronulla fans. The B Grade Medal was claimed by Mike McPake with a 68 nett, also bettering his handicap by the handsome margin of 3 strokes on the day. The B Grade scratch score winner, and collector of many premium balls this year in this division was Robert Bates with a tidy 86 off the stick.

IMAGE: Members of the Harden Country Club pose for a photo during a recent event.

Balls went back to 71 nett and were gathered by most of the usual suspects with form settling in now that the majors and big events are gone for the year. Darrell Cassidy obviously led the ball comp with his narrow miss for the A Medal as well, Mike McPake on 68, Robert Bates with 70 nett, Ian Bruce Shot 71 and Tam Kennedy also claimed a ball for playing to his handicap.

The Bendigo Bank Hole in One 10th, did not go off but the nearest the pin went to Herbie Manwaring who was in reasonably tight at 3.2 metres. The random box of 24 brown sandwiches went to Mr Random himself, John Brownhill. I am sure that if he did not put them to good use his son in law would have by now. Bruce Into Dempster Final Semi Final No 1 in the highly prestigious Club matchplay Championships was also played on Saturday. In a very determined match between two fiercely competitive Club stalwarts and matchplay exponents, Ian Bruce has prevailed over Peter Steinke comfortably in the end to claim this match. Ian now progresses to the final for the famous Dempster Cup, and will be eagerly awaiting the winner of the match between Kevin Hoppe and Craig Henman, which is scheduled in the next week or so. The final looks like it may well be worth a walk and watch. This week This Week the boys and girls will all be subject to the evil heart of the Greenkeeper. Yes, it’s Greenkeepers revenge time for an individual mixed and mashed medley stableford. The one hole feared the most on this weekend each year is the 14th. With warmer weather and greens starting to get some speed you can bet the mid green slope will come in for some hole cutting attention. It should be a world of fun.

This Week in Hilltops Bowls News YOUNG WELCOMED VISITING BOWLERS Young Bowling Club welcomed 26 visiting Bowlers from the Sutherland Shire district in Sydney, last Thursday and what a great day it was. The weather was beautiful and the greens were running well. 40 mixed playing members from Young Bowling Club were there to enjoy a game of Triples with the visitors which meant 66 bowlers took to the greens. What an interesting day it was discussing the differences and similarities between city and country clubs. The winners on the day were Alan Gall (visitor) Bob Ruhl and Don Beare (visitor)

HARDEN PRESIDENT’S DAY What a fantastic Day Harden had for their President’s day with teams from Young, Yass, Cootamundra Ex Services and Cootamundra Country Clubs, Boorowa Ex Services and Boorowa Recreation Club, Grenfell and Binalong, along with Harden’s teams and the team representing South West District and I did see a Stockinbingal uniform there too although not a whole team. Robyn Apps who is a past president of South West District filled in for Rosemary Walters who couldn’t be there, to thank Harden for hosting the day. Donna Cheswell, Harden’s president thanked all for coming and gave the prizes.

Yass won the day with a +17 with Boorowa Recreation Club, Runners up. DATES TO REMEMBER Sat 22 & Sun 23 Oct. – Mixed Pairs Championships at Young. Tue 25 Oct. – Boorowa Recreation Club President’s Day Wed 26 Oct. – Twilight Bowls Tue 1 Nov. – Melbourne Cup Day. Play starts 1pm. Ladies bring a plate. All welcome to come and play. Afternoon tea after the race.

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