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The Water decade by Paul Mullins Welcome back Express readers and welcome to the 2020's. As we said in our wrap-up last December, the issue of the 2000's decade was the HUB waste dump proposal at Euchareena Rd. The local consuming issue throughout the 2010's was the fight against forced council amalgamations. Well, for the 2020's you can bet it's going to be about water. On page 4 we report on proposals (finally) to prepare the groundwork for augmentation of Central Tablelands Waters' (CTW) Lake Rowlands dam. Note that CTW supplies water to most Cabonne towns, and, through interconnecting pipelines will augment Orange, which itself will back up Molong, Cumnock and Yeoval water security. But note especially that “CTW has been lobbying continuously for over 20 years for the enlargement of Lake Rowlands." The cost of almost doubling the capacity of the Lake Rowlands dam is around $10 million. The new Sydney Football Stadium is going ahead at a cost of $729 million. Ah yes - it's going to be the water decade. Watch this space.

Australia's warmest and driest year on record Bureu of Meteorology - Annual Climate Statement 2019 See page 4

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To the Molong traders and small businesses who opened over the Christmas New Year period. We hear they were kept quite busy looking after locals, visitors and tourists. Well done for keeping Molong doors ‘open’.

Thumbs down to the hoards of local and visiting kids/teenagers who leave their food and drink rubbish lying around at the Weir. It is sad that a few kids (swimmers) received the blame for the littering created by many others. Well done to the parents who made sure their kids Well done to the local kids who who had to accept the total blame helped clean up the rubbish left participated in the recent clean-up. behind by swimmers at the Weir. Irene (Gamboola) suggested the To Australian’s extremely slow work party on social media and response to the warnings of climate was thrilled that local kids/families change - e.g. The long drought, poor acceptance of water harvesting responded to give her a hand. forest and parks In the meantime, Aunty Rita initiatives, (Molong’s Aboriginal Elder) is management, loss of vast areas organising for someone from the of bushland, animal habitat, native Orange Aboriginal Land Council to animals ... loss of lives, property ... come to Molong to talk with local living in smoke, dust ... The recovery users of the Weir about the use and cost today of such a disaster comes into $billions. One can only think protection of this sacred place. about how these $billions could have been spent?

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40 boxes of help sent to help bushfire victims

Firies received a call out to the Orange City Council owned HUB site on the Euchareena Road on Saturday 4 January 2020. The fire, which understandably concerned neighbours living and grazing on adjoining properties, is understood to have been in the stored compost on the site. If this be the situation ... is the storage of compost on the site part of the 90 something conditions OCC is required to comply with? The Express has asked OCC the question.

In the thick of the devastating South Coast fires - Molong RSL Director, Cathy Eggleton and President Mary Mulhall (also Molong Vinnies manager) came together to send nonperishable foods and essential items to the smaller villages and farming communities. “We phoned a few local people and Carolyn at the Manildra Flour Mill who took only 10 minutes to get back to us with the offer of a Mill truck to transport the donations from Molong to the South Coast. The Manildra Flour Mill also donated two palletts of spring water which were gratefully received.” “Mary and I went shopping with a donation from the Molong RSL. We put out a message asking for local support. The response was very generous.” “Thank you to Tanya and Kylie of the Molong RSL Club who put the packages together ready for John Whiley and Dave Fleming (photographed above) of the Manildra Flour Mill who came and packed the 40+ boxes in the J.D.Transport truck. “What a quick and fantastic community team approach came together - in no time at all” said Cathy Eggleton. “A huge thank-you to everyone involved.”

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Molong residents, Bob and Shirley are two of the locals, shoppers, visitors and tourists who love to stop and inspect this best dressed model who lights up the footpath in front of Sharni and Trent’s butcher shop in Bank Street. Ready for Australia Day celebrations this local pig won’t be have her ribs ‘dressed’ for traditional Aussie Day BBQ’s. Nope. not this much loved porker ... who will spend the day resting inside the cool shop - deciding on her next dress-up.

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Funding for Lake Rowlands Central Tablelands Water (CTW) has welcomed the NSW Government funding announcement of $1 million for the completion of a feasibility study into the Lake Rowlands dam extension as part of its emergency response to the drought in regional NSW. The Member for Bathurst Mr Paul Toole, said, “Preliminary studies will be completed by CTW to bring the project to the shovel ready stage. These studies will include engineering design, review of environmental factors, secure yield and cost benefit analysis.” Gavin Rhodes, General Manager of CTW said, “This project is the first stage of the Lake Rowlands Augmentation three stage concept. Stage 1 involves raising the height of the existing dam wall by 2.2 metres which will increase the capacity from 4.5 gigalitres to 8 gigalitres. This will help shore up the water security needs of our existing consumers now and well into the future.” “The second stage is the linking of Lake Rowlands to Carcoar Dam of which a final business case is currently underway by WaterNSW. The final stage and longer term project is a new dam further downstream increasing the capacity to over 26 gigalitres.” “CTW has been lobbying continuously for over 20 years for the enlargement of Lake Rowlands, so it is extremely pleasing to be moving forward on this important water security project,” Mr Rhodes said. CTW’s chairman, Cr David Somervaille also

welcomed the funding announcement and said, “The timetable for this project aligns with the final business case currently being undertaken by WaterNSW linking Lake Rowlands with Carcoar Dam. By combining these vital water security projects during the assessment and final business case stage, and if approved to proceed with full project delivery, it will enable the maximisation of benefits to be realised whilst improving water security for the region.” “This project is another fantastic opportunity to work collaboratively with all levels of government to deliver vital water infrastructure for the Central West region,” Cr Somervaille said. Mr Farraway said, “To ensure water security well into the future and build our economy, planning must start on the necessary infrastructure. The Government has moved quickly and decisively to assist regional NSW during this drought. We know communities are doing it tough and need our support to ensure water security for residents and businesses.” “WaterNSW is expected to release their business case for the pipeline linkage project by mid 2020 and, with the completion of preliminary studies for the Lake Rowlands Dam expansion, we can be ready to start building the infrastructure this region needs,” Mr Farraway said. This funding forms part of the NSW Government’s $88 million package to extend water supplies across regional NSW and a total drought package of $3.3 billion since 2017.

Leading Ladies of Cabonne: Please step forward

Regional Development Australia Central West is calling on local business women across the Cabonne Shire to submit an application for an exciting business and career development opportunity offered through the successful and respected ‘The Seed Scheme’. RDA Central West Chair Christine Weston, is inviting Cabonne women, just like herself, who are ready to take their big idea, business or enterprise to the next level, and are looking for an amazing support crew to help, to express an interest in applying for The Seed Scheme in 2020. “The Seed Scheme has a track record of success, as it is a program powered by rural women and supports the growth of women-led businesses across rural Australia. “The Seed Scheme already supports over 700 women lead enterprises in regional Australia. It doesn’t matter if you are in Canowindra, Molong, Eugowra, Mullion Creek, Manildra, Cudal, Yeoval or Cumnock this opportunity is for you,” she said. “This can be a new business idea, or an established business who is looking to expand and go from strength to strength”.

The program starts with a six-week ‘Business Activation Intensive’ which sets the foundations of business support which is ongoing for successful applicants for the following 12 months. Successful applicants are also linked with a mentor and a network of leading rural women who are the previous alumni of the Seed Scheme. Supported by Regional Australia Bank The Seed Scheme is enabling the development of 700 rurally based, women-led enterprises nationwide. Injecting $17.5 million or more into the rural economy and returning enormous social value to the participating members, partners and their communities. This program will offer 10 scholarships to help develop and grow enterprises across the Cabonne Shire, and is made possible through the generous support of The Seed Scheme and Regional Australia Bank. For more information or to submit your EOI please visit: https://theseedscheme.com.au/ eoi2020/ Applications close 14 February 2020. Be sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity.

First Choice Credit Union: ‘The Best of The Best’

First Choice Credit Union is the gold winner of the Money Magazine ‘The Best of The Best 2020’, being awarded 1st place for Best Savings Account (non bank) for their Online Savings Account. The award was presented at a Gala Ceremony in Sydney to First Choice Credit Union’s general manager, Paul Dawson. Money magazine worked with research houses, industry experts Rainmaker Information (publisher of Money magazine), WhistleOut, WhichCar and InfoChoice, while monitoring thousands of products offered through almost 150 banks and non-bank product providers (Credit Unions) to determine the finalists and award winners. With so much variety in the finance sector, First Choice Credit Union are honoured to be the recipent of such a prestigious award. The hard working team strive to help, support and achieve high standards in not only their products but their work ethics and our local community.

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Periods of extreme heat in 2019 bookend Australia's warmest and driest year on record

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Annual Climate Statement 2019, showing 2019 was both the warmest and driest year on record for Australia. The Annual Climate Statement is the Bureau's official summary of the previous year and includes information on temperature, rainfall and significant weather. Australia's mean temperature in 2019 was 1.52 °C above average, making it the warmest on record since consistent national temperature records began in 1910 and surpassing the previous record of 1.33 °C above average set in 2013. Meanwhile the national average rainfall total in 2019 was 277 mm, the lowest since consistent national records began in 1900. The previous record low was 314 mm set during the Federation drought in 1902. Bureau of Meteorology head of climate monitoring Dr Karl Braganza said the record warm and dry year was one of the key factors influencing recent and current fire conditions in large parts of the country. "2019 was consistently warm, but it was book-ended by periods of extreme heat," Dr Braganza said. "January last year was the warmest month Australia has ever recorded, while just a few weeks ago in December, we saw the Australiawide record hottest daily average maximum temperature broken multiple days in a row. "At the same time, rainfall deficiencies across large parts of eastern Australia have continued to increase, unfortunately exacerbating both drought conditions and the current bushfires." Dr Braganza said there were multiple factors influencing Australia's weather patterns in 2019. "Most of this year, Australia's climate has been dominated by a very strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole, which acted to both warm and dry Australia's landscape, particularly from around the middle of the year. "We also saw the influence of a rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming event high above the south pole, which acted to push our weather systems northward and compound the warmer and drier than average conditions over southern Queensland and New South Wales during spring, amplifying the fire weather. "The other key factor at play is that Australia's climate has warmed by more than a degree since 1910,

which means very warm years like 2019 are now more likely to occur, while the trend in recent decades has been for drier winter and spring seasons in the south." Last year also saw some periods of significant rain in northern Queensland and northwest Western Australia. "In January and February, we saw exceptional rainfall have a major impact on communities in northern Queensland, particularly around Townsville. "The flood waters were so significant they eventually made their way to South Australia, where we saw one of the largest fillings of Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre in many years." In recent weeks, some of the key drivers of the recent warm and dry patterns over Australia have eased. As a result, rainfall for the coming months is expected to be average to below average in the east, while wetter than average conditions are possible for much of Western Australia and South Australia. However, temperatures are likely to remain warmer than average over the rest of summer. "Unfortunately the outlook is not indicating a widespread return to wetter than average conditions over drought and fire affected parts of eastern Australia. But with the likely return of the monsoon by mid-January for northern Australia, it raises the chance that we could see some periods of higher rainfall move south in the coming months," Dr Braganza said. "It's important the community remains vigilant to the risk of more heat and fire days this summer, particularly given how dry the country has been over the past 12 months."


What is the impact of bushfire smoke on my health? Smoke from bushfires is made up of very small particles and gases. Smoke particles in the air can irritate your eyes, nose and throat. These particles can also penetrate deep into the lungs and aggravate existing lung and heart conditions. What are the health effects of exposure to bushfire smoke / poor air quality? For most people the health effects are relatively mild symptoms like sore eyes, nose and throat, and/or cough. These symptoms are temporary. People with a lung or heart condition such as emphysema, angina and asthma will generally have similarly mild symptoms, but they may experience a worsening of their condition that could lead to a more severe response such as an asthma attack or heart attack. People who may be most vulnerable are: • infants and young children • the elderly • people with respiratory conditions, such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema • people with heart disease. How can smoke impact on heart conditions? When smoke particles cross from the lungs into the bloodstream, it can contribute to inflammation and narrowing of blood vessels, as well as increasing the chance of blood clots, in vulnerable people. This can worsen pre-existing conditions like heart failure and high blood pressure and can trigger events such as heart attacks. How can you protect yourself? • Avoid physical activity outdoors (exercise allows more fine particles to be breathed deeper into the lungs). • People with pre-existing lung or heart conditions should rest as much as possible and keep away from the smoke. • Anyone with a heart or lung condition should follow the treatment plan advised by their doctor and keep at least five days supply of medication on hand. • People with asthma should follow their personal asthma plan. • When smoke is in the air, but a fire is not directly threatening you, stay indoors and close all windows and doors. • If you operate an air conditioner during smoky conditions, switch it to ‘recycle’ or ‘recirculate’ to reduce smoke coming inside your home. • If your home is smoky inside, try to take an air-conditioned break at a local community library or shopping centre. • If there is a break in smoky conditions, make sure you open doors and windows to improve indoor air quality. • Help any vulnerable family members, neighbours and friends. It is important to identify locations that have cleaner, filtered air-conditioned spaces (eg. shopping centres, community centres, libraries etc). • During extended, very smoky conditions, sensitive individuals should consider temporarily staying with a friend or relative living outside the smoke-affected area. The Heart Foundation recommends that people limit outdoor physical activity if they are in smoke or fire-affected areas, especially if the air quality is very poor or hazardous. This recommendation extends to the activities of Heart Foundation Walking participants in smoke or bushfire affected areas.

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Art competition for everyone

Time is running out to enter the inaugural Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize, which offers a total of $6,000 in prizemoney to Cabonne artists young and old. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 24 January 2020 with works to be submitted by Friday 7 February. The winner of the major award, the Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize, will receive $4,250, while a People’s Choice award will be worth $1,000. There will also be $500 for the winning high school entry and $250 for a primary school prize. With the major prizemoney, Cabonne Council will purchase the winning artwork each year. The aim is to enrich the arts in the Shire and enable the Council to acquire a collection of quality artworks. “Council aims to foster a sense of identity, pride and place in Cabonne through this community arts event which we are hoping will attract entries from artists across Cabonne ... as well as from primary and high schools,” said Councillor Oldham who established Jayes Gallery and Cafe in Gidley Street some years ago. Now closed due to Libby’s current Council term - Jayes was well recognised across rural NSW as a gallery where artists, of various experience and mediums, could gather together to exhibit and sell their creative works. Cr. Oldham also chaired Arts OutWest for a number of years and Cabonne Tourism Advisory Committee. Transferring her arts knowledge to her role as a Cabonne Councillor has brought forward this unique art competition and prize. “The art prize is judged by industry professionals who will award total prize money and acquisitive funds of $6,000 in 2019-20”, said Cabonne Mayor, Kevin Beatty who with the Council team and management, is supporting the competition. “It about promoting Cabonne as a destination for creative arts. Council is providing significant prize money for ” said Kevin. The art prize is open to any person living, working or attending school in the Cabonne Local Government Area or who has attended a school in the Shire. The inaugural exhibition will be held in Molong from 14-21 March 2020, with the official opening and announcement of the winning works taking place on 19 March 2020. Artists wishing to enter the competition should go to www.cabonne.nsw.gov.au/CabonneAcquisitive-Art-Prize or click on the logo at the bottom of the home page on the Council’s website www.cabonne.nsw.gov.au (See advertisement on page 10 for details)

Citizenship ceremony and Aussie fun in Cabonne on Australia Day - 26 January

A citizenship ceremony, Aussie breakfasts, barbecues and family fun will be the feature of Australia Day in Cabonne Shire later this month. A full day of celebrations is planned for Sunday 26 January 2020, starting at 8am with breakfasts at several villages and wrapping up with barbecue dinners and family picnics in the afternoon. Cabonne’s Australia Day ambassador Peter Herbert, a producer and writer of some of Australia’s best-known television shows, will participate in ceremonies at Mullion Creek, Cargo and Canowindra where Citizens of the Year, Young Citizens of the Year and Community Groups of the Year will be announced. Australia Day will also be celebrated at Molong, Borenore, Cudal, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra and Yeoval. Mr Herbert will begin a hectic

Australia Day at 8am at Mullion Creek, where there will be a community breakfast and awards ceremony. He will then travel to Cargo for the presentation of awards and morning tea at 10.30am before attending a citizenship ceremony and awards presentation at Canowindra at 1.30pm. Mr Herbert will be accompanied by Cabonne’s Australia Day Youth Ambassador Hudson Izzard, of Canowindra, and Mayor Kevin Beatty. Molong’s celebrations will include the annual damper competition and cricket match while the Sutton family relay will be part of the poolside fun at Manildra swimming pool where there will also be a number of novelty events. People attending celebrations at Cudal are encouraged to dress as their favourite Aussie character to win a prize.

WHAT’S ON IN CABONNE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY 2020 Sunday 26th January 2020 OFFICIAL PARTY WILL BE VISITING: MULLION CREEK, CARGO AND CANOWINDRA VILLAGE Borenore/ Nashdale

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DAMPER COMPETITION Australia Day at the Rec

Have a go....Join in the fun of the Molong Damper Competition - Fame to be had.

Categories: • Grand Champion Bush Damper • Best Damper baked by U16 • Most Creative Damper (judged on shape or ingredients or ??) Baked entries - can either be camp-oven cooked or oven cooked prior to the judging - must be in at the Rec. by 9 a.m. on Australia Day for judging. Prize winners announced on the day. All entries will be served with Cockies Joy for morning tea on Australia Day. Judges decision final.

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Useful Tips for School Starters and Returners

The Express headed into Tania Lampe's Bank Street School Uniform shop, Eden, to find out a few useful school starter/returner tips... The Express checked in on Molong Central School Uniform suppliers, Tania and Rikki of Eden on Bank Street - located just a few steps from Bron and Perry's Newsagency where a range of 'back to school stationary supplies' are readily available. "We've made it easy for families with our 'Kindy Packs' ready to go" said Tania Lampe. "Our family have 3 children who started and still attend Molong Central School. We've learnt a lot together about where and how to buy uniforms for summer and winter ... sports clothing ... what the school supplies ... what parents need to buy ... and other useful hints for packing school lunches ... recess times ... and after school foods. Our 'Kindy Packs' for girls and boys have the summer uniforms - including school dresses for the girls, shorts and shirts for the boys, socks, sports clothes, school tie, school bags, sports clothes for girls and boys. "We find the 'Kindy Packs' really helpful for new starters in getting it right. All parents have to do is to come on in or phone/email in their new starters sizes, gender and we'll have their 'Kindy Pack' and useful information ready to go. "It as easy as 1,2,3 ..." said Tania. Sam (photographed above with

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his mum Tania) agrees ... "kids want to be sure they are wearing the right clothes and pack the best food to keep their energy levels up during the (school) day" said Sam. "My brother, .Riley and little sister Anna find we are super hungry and thirsty on school days so we need plenty of sandwiches, fresh fruit and water in our packs." This week's tip from Tania is "don't forget to label every item of clothing, shoes, socks, ties etc in your child's Kindy Pack - either embroidered labels ... even better and more affordable is to do what our family does. We use a permanent marker on the clothing labels (available from Jodie, Luke, Bron and Perry at the Molong Newsagency)." Sam adds an even more important tip "when we hang up our backpacks at school - they all look the same - and little kids get confused and worried if they can't find theirs. In our family we put our own coloured tag on the zipper or strap, or a colourful ribbon so that we can quickly find our own backpack. Next Week: More helpful Starting School tips from Eden and the Lampe Family ... AND Healthy Food Choices from Nicole and Viv @ SPAR, and Heba from the gym.

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Remember when Rhoma was crowned ... Molong Australia Day's 'Best Damper' cook

Who will be the winner in 2020? The 'world famous' most sought after competition is on again amongst Molong's Damper creators as they head to their ovens in an attempt to take out the 'Best Damper' prize in the annual Molong Australia Day's 'Best Damper' cook. Jim Nesbitt (above right) and John Hale (yes, Rhoma's husband) are keen contestants ... and winners from past years. But there was one year where Rhoma came in with her very own entry! Well, that really knocked the two previous year's winners off their mixing bowls. Will the blokes be game enough to compete against Rhoma this year? What kind of secret tried and tested bush ingredients will Jim and John use? Who else will bring their entry on the day to compete for Molong's most important title. Let's hope local retired baker, Les Quirk, might jump out of bed early to bring in his entry ... maybe Jack Mann with his Chilli Damper

... or that Whiley bloke ... Kelly Boucher ... even Linda Smith or Kath Boyan might return with their mouth watering 'light as a feather' dampers. Be there on the day ... enjoy tasting the damper entries which will be served to the crowd for morning tea (covered in butter and yummy 'cocky's joy' served with bush tea or coffee) at Molong's Australia Day festivities and awards ceremony at the Rec. Hope to see you there for this fantastic whole of community event - breakfast, music, damper, cricket, awards, See Page 4. Then there's the Yabby Races @ 4 p.m. - organised by the Molong Fishing Club at the Freemasons where there will be music, dancing, food, fun and entertainment (plus activities for the kids) all day. See Page 7

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Music, Song, Dance, Happiness @ MPS Ann Tilling (centre) enjoyed rockin'n'rollin and singing Elvis songs with MPS staff members Cheryn Johnson (right) and Marianne Shannon (left).

Elvis 'female impersonator' Chelvis being welcomed to the MPS by Health Service Manager, Deb. Kenna. 'Chelvis' stopped over in Molong for a few hours on her way from Sydney to Parkes to participate in last weekend's Elvis Festival. "It was a real treat for the residents of Yuranigh House" said Express editor, Rozzi Smith, who joined in the dancing and singing ... "everyone had a ball". More photos next week.

MOLONG BOWLING CLUB Saturday Night Badge Draw 7.30 - 8 pm

$BIG

Patricia Crich (right) with her daughter, Di Brennan, enjoyed the singing and dancing at last week's special Elvis Birthday Celebration for residents their families and guests, the Molong Hospital Auxiliary members and staff at Yuranigh House. Thank you to Chelvis and Deb. Kenna and her team at the MPS who organised this unique music and dancing event. As Margaret Starr (resident) commented ..."music is so important to all of us here".

OPEN SATURDAYS 6.00 pm

Annabelle’s Kitchen

+ Giant meat tray & vouchers Euchareena Rd Ph:

6366 8241

Information for members and guests.

For Bookings and information call 0427 478 768 or The Club after 4.30pm 6366 8241

It’s your club!

22-24 RIDDELL ST MOLONG

P: 6366 8105

e:admin@molongrsl.com.au

Membership Renewals now due

BISTRO LUNCH : Wed to Sun from 12 noon. DINNER : Wed to Sat from 6 pm. Visit Mario and his staff at the RSL Bistro. Great specials and a menu to suit everyone. Functions & parties a specialty EVERY WEEK: WED BINGO 12.00 PM THU: BINGO 6.00 PM FRI: BADGE DRAW MARKET NIGHT (MEAT, VOUCHERS) SAT: BINGO 1.30 PM

TRADING HOURS: MON - TUE: 3 - 9 pm WED: 11.30 am - 9.00 pm THU: 12 - 9 pm FRI: 12 - 11 pm SAT: 11.00 am - 10.00 pm SUN: 11 am - 9 pm

Telegraph Hotel 53 Bank St. Molong Ph: 6366 8095

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Joker Draw FRIDAY 6 pm LAST WEEK: HAM: Ham:

Jackpot

$5000

Purchase a beverage between 10am and 6pm on Friday to receive a ticket. Write your name on the ticket and put it in the barrel for a chance to jag the joker.

Badge Draw THURS 8 pm

Last week: Bonus Draw:

$200 Bonus$575

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TRADES & SERVICES

BUILDING / CARPENTRY

Mark O’Donahue Home Maintenance

ACCOUNTANTS / SOLICITORS

TAX IS JUST ONE PART OF WHAT WE DO We can help you ZLWK\RXUFDVKĂ RZV EXGJHWLQJ EXVLQHVVSODQV valuations and more!

Orange 02 6362 1533 | Bathurst 02 6332 5946 Molong 6366 8049 Molong02 02 6366 8049 W | www.ybm.com.au E | mail@ybm.com.au

• Carpentry • Painting • Tiling • Plastering Car Detailing - Fencing - Yard Clean ups - General Repairs & Maintenance

Campbell Paton & Taylor SOLICITORS, ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES

In Attendance are:

TUES- Andrew Kermode Solicitor WED- Michelle Reynolds Conveyancer THURSDAY & FRIDAY by appointment. 11 BANK STREET MOLONG

Ph: 6362 1922

No Job too Small !

Ph: 0437 218 930 CONCRETE / LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS

MARGOT SAWYER

CONVEYANCING

Licence No: 1033852

2/67 Bank Street, Molong NSW 2866 PO Box 174, Molong NSW 2866

Ph: 02 6366 8222 Fax: 02 6366 9273

E: margot@margotsawyerconveyancing.com.au

BUILDING

Picton Bros Panelspan • Glass Rooms • Patios • Cladding • Carports • Recreation Rooms • Enclose existing verandahs BL83737C

Free Quote

6361 9244 www.pictonbros.com.au

AUTOMOTIVE / SMASH REPAIRS

NGREADYMIX O L

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CONVEYANCING

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Orange office 193-195 Anson St.

CONCRETE

Mini Mix Truck

FIREWOOD AVAILABLE

BULK WATER DELIVERY

•3 Concrete Trucks •Mini digger, Bobcat, Trencher, Truck & Dog hire

•Sand, aggregates •Topsoil, Mulch •Mushroom compost •Woodchips

SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS

Call Dusty

6366 8448 CONCRETE

m 0428 650 499 Family owned & f 63 669 559 operated 33 BETTS ST, MOLONG

CONNECTIONS

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CONNECTIONS

CABLE/ PIPE LOCATIONS TREES LOPPED / REMOVED TRENCHING YARDS CLEANED PHONES / CABLES REPAIRED PHONE / TV EXTENSIONS ANY TIME ANY WHERE

NOW CLEANING CHIMNEYS Avoid a fire !

Call Lenny Punch

M: 0481 119 039 T: 63 668 108 ENGINEERING / FARM EQUIPMENT

FUNERAL SERVICES

6361 7777 6362 3751

NORMAN J PENHALL FUNERALS Serving the Molong District PROVIDING 24 HOUR 7 DAYS SENSITIVE, DIGNIFIED & PROFESSIONAL CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST PRE-PAID AND PRE-ARRANGED FUNERAL SPECIALISTS, RESPECTING ALL DENOMINATIONS email: mail@penhallfunerals.com.au

OUR FAMILY CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY

AFDA

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PAINTING / DECORATING

FARRIER

T.A. ALLCORN PAINTING

Central West Farrier Service

ABN 39 372 942 873 LIC. NO. 170885C

ABN 85 187 266 804

Matt Jasprizza Master Farrier

0409 391 930

Molong NSW • Hot/Cold Shoeing • Corrective/Therapeutic Work • Trims/Barefoot

• • • • • • • •

DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL TEXTURE COATING ROOF RESTORATION (IRON & TILE) AIRLESS SPRAYING HIGH PRESSURE WATER CLEANING EPOXY FLOOR COATINGS QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

0448 702 617 MOLONG

PACKAGING

PLUMBING

MOVING HOUSE OR OFFICE?

Javelinplumbing

we’ll pinpoint your problem Lic No. 160917C

Licensed Plumber, Drainer, Gasfitter Servicing Book Boxes | Tea Chests Bubble Wrap | Glass Jars Packing Tape

ALL YOUR PACKAGING NEEDS! Come and see us at 1 Wellington Street, Molong Or phone us on 02

6366 8100

• Domestic • Rural • Commercial

0408 031 829 (02) 6366 9010 e: javelin@telcomail.com.au

SMASH REPAIRS

D & M DUNCAN

Molong

Smash Repairs

SMASH REPAIRS 53 CUDAL STREET, MANILDRA

24 HOUR TOWING

• Auto Robot • Baking Oven • All insurance work • Panel Beating & Spray Painting • Windscreens supplied and fitted

Quality Smash Repairs

• Insurance & Private Work • All vehicle makes & models • Custom work and paint

• Hotrods/Restoration/Vintage vehicles • Motor bikes/boats and all marine vessels

Ph: 6366 8208

PH/FAX: 6364 5432 AH:63 645 077 TREE SERVICES

WATER BORES

info@molongsmashrepairs.com.au

WELDING

Picton Bros Panelspan

Country Tree Services

• Glass Rooms • Patios • Cladding • Carports • Recreation Rooms • Enclose existing verandahs

Garry Livingstone

• Arborist • Tree Felling • Trimming • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured • 30 years experience

CALL BRYAN OR CLIVE NOW ON

0408 655 811

PROMPT, PROFESSIONAL & RELIABLE SERVICE

BL83737C

OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY LICENCED & INSURED

6366 5220

TRANSPORT

LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT 4 Deck Sheep 2 Deck Cattle

Knott Transport

0428 986 164 9

(m)0468 962 162

14 Enterprise Place Molong NSW 2866

WELDING & FABRICATION FIXED & MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE MOBILE WELDING SERVICE Sam & Jacqui Duncan

0409 041 659 email: srdwelding@bigpond.com

WATER TANKS

Chrystall’s Transport

Est.1947

All General, Hay and Equipment transport Heavy lift winch Recovery up 35 Tonnes

• Single Trailers • B Doubles • Low Loaders

Manufacturing & Supplying Steel Liner Tanks & Concrete Stock Troughs For a free, no obligation quote call 1800 647 756

Competitive rates transport@chrystall.com.au

0428 637 709

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1800 647 756 www.clearwatertanks.net.au

Free Quote

6361 9244 www.pictonbros.com.au


CLASSIFIEDS that work !

CHURCH NOTICES

PHONE: 02 6366 8017 • Email: molongex@bigpond.net.au

PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICES

DEATH & FUNERAL

UNITING CHURCH Sun 19 January Molong 11 am:

SMITH, Jeanette Rosemary

Entries closing soon

Entries for the inaugural Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize will close at 5pm on Friday 24 January 2020. Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize $4,250 prize $30 Entry Fee Local Art Prize Primary School Section $250 prize $10 Entry Fee Local Art Prize High School Section $500 prize $15 Entry Fee People’s Choice Prize $1,000 prize Competition open to anyone who currently lives, works or attends a school in the Cabonne Local Government Area or anyone who has attended a school in the Cabonne Local Government Area. *Cabonne councillors and employees are ineligible to enter.

Please see Cabonne Council’s website www.cabonne.nsw.gov.au for Terms & Conditions of entry

POSITION VACANT WANTED GARDEN / PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

3 days per week. Casual position. Trial period. Required for large property and garden. Gardening interests, time management skills preferred. Ph Sue: 0447 521 382

Cumnock Markets

at the Crossroads Park (next to Playground, main street, Cumnock)

SATURDAY 18 JAN

9 a.m. to 12 noon

23.9.1937- 8.1.2020 Passed away peacefully at her home in Molong. Beloved wife of Terry (deceased). Dearly loved mother of Allan (deceased), Sally-Ann, John, Peter, David (deceased), Susan, Christopher and their partners. Loving grandmother and great grandmother. “Mum and Dad Together Again” The family and friends of Jeanette are warmly invited to attend a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for her life to be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Molong on Thursday January 16, 2020 commencing at 10.00 a.m. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to the Molong Cemetery. To honour Jeanette’s life bright coloured clothing would be appreciated. By family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made at the service to Cancer Research.

Paul and Rozzi of the Molong Express, on behalf of town and district communities, have been saddened by the loss of these fine residents. Each of whom helped to positively build this area through their agribiz ventures, medicine, art, the raising of families, the building of properties and homes, community volunteering, as members of organisations and churches ... and their belief in contributing to the greater good of their respective communities. We say farewell to Richard McIntosh Brenda Sullivan (nee Neville) Graham Pottie Jeanette Smith Dr. Graham Knox A.M. We extend our deepest sympathy to their loved ones.

WILLIAMS, A.M. Dr. Graham Knox

4.7.1933 - 12.1.2020 Dearly beloved husband of Judy (deceased). Loving father and fatherin-law of Bruce and Jan, Charles and Cath and loved grandfather of Douglas, Morgan, James. The family and friends of Graham are warmly invited to attend of Service of Thanksgiving for his life to be held at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Cumnock, N.S.W. Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12 noon. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Flying Doctor. A memorial will also be held at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay on Friday February 7, 2020 at 2pm. Privately Cremated.

Home-made cakes, jams, chutneys & lots of local market treasures in a friendly country atmosphere.

LANDMARK TABLELANDS LIVESTOCK 8th January 2020 It was a mixed yarding with a pretty good selection of trade lambs along with odd pens of heavy weights. There were also larger numbers of plain light lambs all being sold prematurely due to the drought. A full field of buyers were in attendance and operating. Light weight lambs to the processors were $6 dearer with the 12 to 18kg 2 scores selling from $85 to $140/head. Trade lambs were $6 to $9 dearer with the new season lambs selling from $130 to $188/head to average from 735c to 765c/ kg cwt. Trade weight old lambs sold from $140 to $178/head. Heavy weight lambs were $8 dearer with the new season lambs over 24kg selling from $190 to $215, while old lambs sold to $208/ head. Light lambs to the restockers were cheaper while the heavier better lambs

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Welcome MOLONG & DISTRICT BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School 10 am

Weekly Activities For All Age Groups Wayne Spencer (Pastor) Ph: 63669376

MOLONG COMMUNITY CHURCH YOU ARE NOT A MISTAKE

Sunday 10 am: Celebration & Sunday School (Ages 3 & up)

Wednesday Night 7 pm: Connect Group

Norman J. Penhall Funerals, A.F.D.A. - F.D.A . NSW, 33 William Street, Orange Phone 6362 3751 Our family caring for your family

Norman J. Penhall Funerals, A.F.D.A. - F.D.A . NSW, 33 William Street, Orange Phone 6362 3751 Our family caring for your family

Sheep report for CTLX Carcoar

Heather Woodhouse 63668218 Helen Houghton 63668020

were $2/head dearer. The better lambs to the restockers sold from $133 to $178 while very light young lambs sold from $19 to $81/head. Hoggets sold to $165/ head. There were limited numbers of properly finished sheep in a mostly plain quality yarding of mutton. The market was strong with all sections regaining the decreases experienced at the pre-Christmas sale. Merino ewes sold from $32 to $174, while crossbred ewes sold from $60 to $205/ head. Merino wethers sold from $55 to $182/head. Carcase prices for the better sheep made from 580c to 630c/kg cwt.

Cattle report for CTLX Carcoar

14th January 2020 It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of ideal feeder cattle along with good numbers of well finished cows. Plainer conditioned cows were also well supplied and there was a better selection

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of grown steers and heifers. Most of the regular buyers were back in attendance and operating. The few young cattle to the trade were firm with prime yearlings selling to 280c/ kg. Feeder steers and light weight feeder heifers were 15c to 25c dearer and more in places while the heavier feeder heifers were 2c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 260c to 323c, while the feeder heifers sold from 240c to 284c/kg. Young restocker cattle were a little dearer with the young steers selling from 230c to 293c, while the young restocker heifers sold to 253c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were dearer with the prime grown steers selling from 265c to 280c, while the grown heifers sold to 250c/kg. Prime conditioned cows were 18c dearer, while the secondary cows were up to 32c/kg dearer. The 2 score cows sold from 140c to 186c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 180c to 220c with the prime heavy weights averaging 214c/kg. Cows to southern restockers were considerably dearer selling from 130c to 186c while cows to the feeders were 13c to 18c dearer, selling from 190c to 208c/kg. Bulls were also dearer, selling to 250c/kg.

All Welcome

For more information contact Deon Stapelberg Ph: 0498 659 703 1 Edward St, Molong (opp Police Stn)

COMMUNITY WHATS ON Claim the date – 2020 Get your dates in for 2020 e: molongex@bigpond.net.au

January 18 Cumnock Markets 9 - 12 February 15 Cumnock Markets 9 - 12 March 21 Cumnock Markets 9 - 12 April 18 Cumnock Markets 9 - 12 May June July

Flowers by Kerry Flowers for all occasions Also available from Molong BP & Molong Newsagency

Delivery: $5 in town limits. Out of town extra.

Ph: 0438 668 347

MINI REG REG’S BENCH Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven." Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven." Teacher: "Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Six." Teacher: "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven!" Teacher: "Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!" Johnny: "Because I've already got a cat!"


MOLONG BOWLS BRAG BOWLS The pre Christmas season concluded with three teams on top of the ladder with equal points. Umpire Phil Gosper did a countback and thw winners were Macca (1) Molong Real Estate (2) Freemasons (3). Thank you everyone for their support and hope to see you all back this year. The next Brag will commence on Friday 31

January with nominations closing on 24 January. Once again, thanks to all you helped Pez & I throughout the comp. Bron HUGHES-ADAMS SHIELD Molong and Manildra will play a pennant trial game at Molong on Sat. 18 January. Check the board for teams

MOLONG GOLF We are going to meet for our regular lunch at Be Tempted on Wednesday 22nd January at 12.30. Hope you can all make it. ****************************** Sunday Golf: This great day of golf has been continuing right through Christmas and New Year with up to a dozen or more players. We had a great Christmas Golf Party - there were

prizes of two hams, two chooks and two golfers received golf bags as presents. A few people have lost strokes because they're playing well. More information on this next week. We will be hitting off early this Sunday @ 8.00 to 8.30 a.m. t-off. Sausage sizzle after. Anyone and everyone welcome. Jack

Royal Hotel way out in front as NSW's top pub name

Is your local pub a Royal? If so, you’re in good company. New data from Liquor & Gaming NSW shows Royal is by far the most popular hotel name in NSW. With 88 Royal Hotels across the state, it’s more than twice as common as the next most popular hotel name, the Commercial with 38.

Other hotels with Royal in the title – such as Royal Oak, Royal Mail and Royal George – are also found in many NSW towns and suburbs. The Royal name was incredibly popular in the 20th Century, reflecting Australia’s close cultural links to Britain. Naming a hotel Royal gave an air of prestige and was a winning marketing move given Australian society’s fervent support for British royalty for much of the century. The late 1950s was the Royal’s golden age, with 43 new Royal Hotels licensed between 1958 and 1960.

Regional NSW is over-represented in the list of Royal Hotels, accounting for 79 of the 88 hotels currently licensed with the name. Country hotels, in particular, play a vital key role as the cornerstone of scores of local communities across NSW, and provide fascinating insights into a town or suburb’s history. Despite sharing the same name, each Royal Hotel provides something unique to its local community. Country pubs bring people together and are often the lifeblood of the communities they serve. They are also major employers and boost local economies through tourism, live entertainment, accommodation and dining. There are many unique and historic pubs across NSW. Yet, no matter where you are in NSW, you’re likely to run into at least one pub with one of these names:

Across 1. Elementary (6) 4. Sort (4) 8. Made known (9) 9. Scintilla (4) 10. Season (6) 13. Fluent (6) 15. Unguent (4) 18. Reptile (9) 19. Bed on a ship or train (4) 20. Conflict (6)

Quick Crossword

Down 1. Law officer (7) 2. Intended (5) 3. Solitary (4) 5. Watercraft (5) 6. Conclusion (3) 7. Sound (5) 11. Violent disorder (7) 12. Flower (5) 14. Diadem (5) 16. Obviate (5) 17. Passport endorsement (4) 18. Young mammal (3)

Solutions page 9

Cryptic Crossword

Across 1. Sent iced tea as a lure, essentially (7) 5. Loose ends (5) 8. Exercises authority over regulations (5) 9. Hang on a minute, sounds like animal feet (5) 10. Found in any long fabric (5) 11. Flown in the wind like hawks (5) 12. Time out corner (6) 14. Keep bees in Western Somoa, endless cereal grass (6) 18. Take a chance first off, its a stroll (5) 20. Sounds like a way in to worship (5) 22. Quick rhyming music, who's who in short (5) 23. Musical passage contains main trombone (5) 24. All involved in veto talk (5) 25. Provokes with sharp points (7)

Down 2. Essential to claw back capital only (5) 3. Keeps making chess move (7) 4. Audibly rely on part of a swimming pool (6) 5. Elephant part makes a strong case (5)

6. Inactivity in finer tiara (7) 7. Delivers vessels (5) 8. Jolly pirate emblem (5) 13. Show some America bar ethics (7) 15. Distorted cross section of peril (7) 16. Online search for brute in Gulliver's Travels (5) 17. Official battle hideaway (6) 18. Part of a leg currently in progress (5) 19. Throw out complex pelicans, essentially (5) 21. Find praise in next oldest (5)

MINI REG REG’S BENCH

An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space in a large mall’s parking lot. “Lord,”he prayed,”I can’t stand this.If you open a space up for me,I swear I’ll give up drinking me whiskey, and I promise to go to church every Sunday.” Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the man said,”Never mind,I found one.” A bloke has 6 kids, and proud of his achievement. So proud, he starts calling his wife ‘mother of 6’. One night at a party, he decides it’s time to leave, so shouts ‘shall we go home mother of 6?’. His wife, irritated by this lack of discretion, shouts back ‘anytime you’re ready, father of 4” IN THE COURT the lawer is asking questions: Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? A: No. Q: Did you check for blood pressure? A: No. Q: Did you check for breathing? A: No. Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? A: No. Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor? A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Home of the

GR8 R8 M8 &

BEST SAVINGS ACCOUNT AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 240722

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Sale

Sale

A Variety of Lifestyle & Residential Blocks • Kraywood Estate, Cudal: 8ha (20acres)* with subdivision potential • 51 Rodda Drive, Cudal: 3645sqm* • Lot 50, South Bowen Park Rd, Cargo: 4.9ha (12.2acres)* • Lots 74, 75, 76 Loftus St, Cargo: 2.49ha (6acres)*

Sale Contact Agent View By Appointment Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

Sale

Orange 440 Cadia Road • • • • •

4 bedrooms, all with built-ins & main with ensuite 2 wood heaters & ducted electric heating & cooling throughout; Modern timber ceiling fans 3 separate entertaining areas Double car garage, 9m x 6m shed + additional 7m x 5m shed; Water tank; brick and tile construction Approx 18 acres

Sale $899,000 View Sat 18th January 10.30am - 11.00am Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

Sale

Brand New, Beautifully Appointed Home

“Valley View” - The Name Says It All

Orange 137 Broken Shaft Close • • • • •

Peaceful, Private & All Yours

15ha (38ac)* 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car 17m long, fully gauzed & glazed front verandah Split system A/C + slow combustion heater Fully lockabe, concrete floored workshop 3kva solar system + garden irrigation system fed by bore water

Sale $660,000 View Sat 18th January 11.45am - 12.15pm Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

Cargo 4 Brooks Street

• • • • •

1500 sqm block; 4 b/r, all with built-ins, main with ensuite Large open plan kitchen, lounge & dining area Large, undercover alfresco area Beautifully finished, quality fixtures & fittings The yard is a blank canvas, providing an opportunity to design the garden of your dreams

Sale $419,000 View Sat 18th January 1.00pm - 1.30pm Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

Sale

Sale

Commercial Property for Sale - Calling All Investors!

A Thriving Business, The Heart of a Thriving Town

• •

Molong 12 Bank Street • • •

1941 construction with art-deco façade on a 342 sqm block; Freehold commercial premises 7yr business operation with healthy turnover & net profit Tenants willing to lease Established business in a bustling town.

Sale $340,000

View By Appointment Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

Molong 25 Bank Street

• •

Well presented, neat & tidy premises Wide range of merchandise including clothing, stationery, toys, gifts, school & art supplies Clientele includes locals & visitors alike This is an opportunity not to be missed

Ray White Emms Mooney

Sale Expressions of Interest View By Appointment Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

34 Bank Street Molong | 02 6366 9606 | raywhiteemc.com

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