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What a great time to grow up in Molong & Cabonne

Local parent Scott Olsson is one of a number of parents who worked with Cabonne Council, MAG (Molong Advancement Group), Andrew Gee MP (National’s Federal Member for Calare), to bring to Molong and Cabonne the state of the art multi-purpose sports complex in East Molong. This week, Scott sent a letter to the Express (see P.4) saying “What a great time to grow up in Molong and Cabonne. “How fantastic is it to see so many sporting opportunities on offer and the success that is occurring. Whether it be athletics, pony club, swimming, soccer, cricket, squash, rugby league, rugby union, touch, league tag, lawn bowls, golf, tennis, hockey (etc.) - sport is definitely alive and well.” See inside pages ... and above. (Above) Last weekend saw Molong’s Junior Magpies Ryan Whiting racing for a try opportunity. President of Molong Magpies R.U. Club and Juniors Coach, Matt Steventon reports that the three junior teams all played very well. See Sport for more weekend photos and inside pages. (Photo courtesy of Matt Steventon, Molong RU)

Molong Fire Brigade

will be showing their stuff in Bank street this Saturday 10am - 2 pm Demos, Engines, goodies. Bring the Kids

Flood Prevention Forum

Whilst the Molong Creek looks non-threatening right now - locals and business owners are aware that what is now a small, slow flowing stream (dry in parts) can quickly turn into a raging torrent of floodwater and debris. 2005 is etched in the minds of a number of home, business owners and emergency personnel who describe that flood as one that destroyed buildings, shops, homes and resulted in the permanent loss of businesses in Bank Street. With some business owners and residents commenting “lives were almost lost.” growMOLONG led by Les and Julie Dean (long-time locals) and Peter Crich (SPAR Supermarket) held a flood prevention forum on Tuesday night where guest speaker David Ecclestone gave three options for the township to act on in order to survive another major flood. SEE PAGE 4

Molong Bulls Rugby League

This Sunday at the Molong Rec. against Peak Hill. Youth League commences at 11.20 a.m. Main match 2 pm

Local walking and cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to see that Cabonne Council are repairing the popular walking track/cycling track between Hill Street and Euchareena Road. These two workmen were busy at it when the Express passed by earlier this week and asked for a photo. Well done Cabonne Council. This would have to be one of the most used areas by walkers, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers, seniors, gophers, skateboarders, etc. etc. What a waste? Passing by the Molong Swimming Pool the Express was left wondering what this pool and site could be used for in the other months of the year? In Canberra, they placed some kind of a dome over the outdoor Civic pool and heated the water. Seemed to work?? A place called Stratford in Victoria filled their empty pool with trout for fishing competitions. Other ideas??

Who remembers this group of shops in Bank Street with a vacant block of land next door? Now the site of the Molong Medical Practice - we understand that in later years the building was used for the local ambulance service - and, maybe Jim Treacy’s fruit & vegie shop, Vinnies ??? What trade were the shops built for in early Molong times? Butcher, baker, saddlemaker??

Blackwell Short are offering our services to Molong and surrounding areas. Our solicitors will be available by appointment only on scheduled days throughout the month, working from Margot Sawyer Conveyancing. Please contact Blackwell Short office on 6393 9200 to make an appointment.

Deirdre May

Wills & Estate Law

General Law

Family Law

Deirdre emigrated from Scotland to Australia in 2002. Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in October 2000 she became admitted into NSW Supreme Court as a solicitor in Australia in October 2004.

Tom grew up in the Central West before completing a Bachelor of Construction Management [Honours] at the University of Newcastle and spending several years in the construction industry.

Alison grew up in the Central West before completing her degree at the University of New England. In 2008, Alison moved to Orange to work in a local firm and was admitted as a solicitor in 2009.

Deirdre has lived in Orange area and worked in a large legal practice in Orange from February 2002 until October 2017 before joining us in February 2018.

Tom graduated from the University of new England in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in April 2016. Tom returned to the Central West in 2014 and has since gained experience in Property Law, Wills & Estates, Commercial law and Litigation as well as Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.

Deirdre is experienced in the area of Wills, Estate Administration and Elder law which includes, Wills, Power of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardians, Advance Care Directives, advice on Aged Care facility accommodation contracts, applications to NCAT Guardianship division for financial and guardianship orders, all types of estate Probate, Letters of Administration [for estates without a Will]. Deirdre feels privileged to work with clients and families, often at challenging times, to meet their succession planning and estate administration needs.

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Community Interests Prior to completing his studies, Tom played professional Rugby League and Rugby Union for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm and Randwick Rugby. Tom is still a keen football fan/player and is part of the Orange Emus Rugby Club.

Tom Joseph

Alison Neville

Alison is experienced in Family Law with a focus on property and children’s matters ranging from very small asset pools to dividing large and complicated corporate structures focusing on resolutions rather than increasing conflict. Alison understands that parenting matters need to be handled with sensitivity and with the least amount of disruption to the children. Alison has extensive experience in appearing in the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia in children and parenting matters. Alison will be able to assist you in answering your family law questions and help you navigate through this challenging time.





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55 PHILLIP ST, MOLONG • An inspection of this 3 bedroom home will surprise you • Cozy lounge with wood heating; formal separate dining • Large eat in kitchen with good storage • Bathroom has a bath & separate shower • The bonus of a sunroom leading out to the veranda • Fantastic yard 1397sqm with rural views to the rear • Colour bond single garage with concrete floor

105 WATSON STREET, MOLONG • Great opportunity to purchase a family size home or investment property. • Featuring four bedrooms and rumpus area and ample. • Downstairs area would easily convert to selfcontained accommodation. • Elevated position with tranquil rural views • Potential for excellent rental return with minimal outlay

3 SHIELDS LANE, MOLONG • Perfect location to CBD and impressive block size of 1043m2 • Double brick with street appeal • The original front 4 rooms with fire place and mantels are a great size, with high timber lined ceilings • The rear is in need of renovation or new extension • If location matters and you’re looking for something close to town, this could be your new home

78 EDWARD STREET, MOLONG $298,000 • Value packed first home or investment property • Ideal location to both schools • 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in robe • A 5 STAR tenant who would like to stay • Freshly painted throughout • Good size block with rear access and plenty of room to build garage and workshop • Vendor has priced to sell quickly



Neat & Sweet • Recently renovated inside and out • Highset, with plenty of natural light • This 3 bedroom home has 2 new bathrooms & upgraded kitchen • The 3rd bedroom is on the lower level and can be leased out for an additional income stream • Lock up garage and storage area • Rural outlook, only the fencing to be done!

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growMOLONG Flood Mitigation Forum It was pleasing to see growMOLONG reactivate public interest in addressing flood prevention in the township and surrounds. Les and Julie Dean, long-time residents of Molong, have seen many a flood when the Molong Creek breaks its banks and rushes through homes, businesses, paddocks, sporting ovals etc. Together with Peter Crich (SPAR Supermarket) both Les and Julie remember the disastrous flood of 2005 when turbulent waters raced through town destroying homes, businesses, shops, farm paddocks, sporting grounds etc. Nearly every Bank St business were affected and lost buildings, stock, business assets and shop windows. Luckily no lives were lost. But it will happen again. Les, Julie, Peter and the growMOLONG team have brought together former flood reports, expertise, and community comment about Molong Creek flooding and how to at least mitigate the effects. Beautiful and terrifying ... the Molong Creek has a proven ability to change from a slow meandering stream of quiet waters to a raging torrent which has destroyed homes, businesses, roads and footpaths in a matter of hours. At Tuesday night’s growMOLONG flood prevention forum - attendees (including residents, business owners and Cabonne Council Mayor, Kevin Beatty and Engineering & Technical Services Department Head, Bob Cohen ) came together to hear growMOLONG’s research and findings, to date. It was good to see the interest shown, especially by our local business operators and Council. Former Cabonne Council officer and flood plain management expert (Penrith), David Ecclestone spoke of the work he had successfully carried out in the Penrith/Nepean River flood plain earlier in his career. “I looked closely at the Molong situation and found that there was an engineering pathway that may greatly assist mitigation” said David. In his presentation, David commented that he believed that the flooding of the Molong Creek will always continue to some extent. Now, there are 3 options: 1. Do Nothing. That is, accept that Walter Burley Griffin probably would not have located Bank and other streets so low if he had been around way back then. So, just clean up after the flood and start again. 2. Relocate flood affected buildings (homes, businesses etc) to higher ground. Obviously the best long term solution but easier said than done. However the progressive repurchase scheme of houses on the Western side of Betts Street and at Eugowra can be kept in mind.

3. Mitigate the effects of flood by shifting the flow from the Molong Creek away from Watson / Bank Streets into an engineered floodway that would direct the torrent past the town centre on the other side of the creek. No time or space to go into the ins and outs of this proposal here - but expect to see it get some study. Showing a range of maps, photos and drawings ... David spoke of the cause and effect of:Molong Creek Bridges 1 (East Molong), 2 (Euchareena Road), 3 (Railway Bridge) and 4 (Railway line overpass in the north where other small streams meet the Molong Creek). Creek Banks; Size of Embankments; Depth and velocity of water; Pinch Points; Stormwater Issues; and the desirability of slowing down floodwaters. It should be borne in mind that interfering with the creek proper is a no no - nor is it suggested. Cabonne Council advised that they are also armed with commissioned consultants modelling and studies. Under State Government planning edicts the official Flood Plain Management protocols leave it to Councils to initiate flood management action - including through formal “Floodplain Management Committees”. The forum was positive and instructive. Cabonne Council will bring together the elements required to revive the Floodplain Management Committe and get to work. growMOLONG will be following the Molong Creek flood problem through with David Ecclestone and Cabonne Council - and will keep the community informed about progress and decisions. Everyone agreed that doing nothing was not an option and pursuing any avenue towards risk minimisation was worthwhile.

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Letters Sporting facilities thank you

A policing issue

What a great time to grow up in Molong and Cabonne if you love sport. How fantastic is it to see so many sporting opportunities on offer and the success that is occurring. Whether it be athletics, pony club, swimming, soccer, cricket, squash, rugby league, rugby union, touch, league tag, lawn bowls, golf, tennis or hockey sport is definitely alive and well. I’m sure I have left some out so apologies. It is also a testament to the parents and carers who are volunteering their time to coach, manage and provide these opportunities to play and train. It is easy sometimes to sit on the sideline and not contribute but it is obvious that with the amount on offer sporting wise it is certainly not the case. It is also important to thank Cabonne Council for providing facilities and grounds for these sports to take place. In regards to hockey at the moment we have 45 under 9’s, 6 open primary teams, 2 representative under 11’s teams, an under 14’s team, 4 womens teams and a mens team. The great thing about the hockey is currently we have players from all over Cabonne including Molong, Manildra, Cumnock, Cudal, Yeoval, Borenore and Nashdale. It was especially pleasing as a parent with the under 11’s representative team recently competing in a tournament in Sydney taking on some major hockey centres from NSW and coming 2nd. I spoke to an old hockey mate who lives in the Northern Beaches and their kids have to play on grass, he couldn’t believe we had access to a turf and didn’t have to sit in traffic for ages to get to it. He was even more jealous that a community our size had so many teams and volunteers. Many rural hockey towns are struggling to survive, we on the other hand are thriving. A very proud Molong and Cabonne resident. Cheers Scoot

The crime rate in Orange has shot up sharply over the last few years we read of cars being and destroyed as well as break and enters and a list of other offenses. Recently there have been reports of that crime seeping out to the villages of Cabonne which is a very unsettling thought given how safe our communities are compared to the bigger areas like Orange. Unfortunately Cabonne shire as a whole only have a small number of police officers to monitor the twelve villages that make up “Cabonne country” which means that some stations have to be unmanned leaving residents vulnerable and feeling unsafe. I’m sure many of those can relate to this when they have had to go to the police station and it is empty because the officers on duty have are in another part of the shire or assisting on a job in Orange. How many posts have we seen on social media about people acting suspicious and breaking into cars and houses in the ares? And how many of those reading this have experienced it first hand? This isn’t the fault of the police officers they are doing their level best to keep the shire and it’s residents safe. The finger of blame should be pointed at the state government as they have not issued Cabonne shire with a sufficient number of police officers. Recently Orange received six additional officers to assist in tackling the city’s rise in crime and I praise the state member for Orange Phil Donato for lobbying and pressing for those additional officers however I do feel that additional officers need to be deployed to the villages of Cabonne. An additional 6 or 8 officers in the area would be sufficient so there would be at least one officer manning each police station at all times because if stations are left unmanned and there is no police presence in that town at that time criminals will take advantage of that. The problem must be stopped before it starts. Cabonne residents, Cabonne council and the state member for Orange must lobby the state government to insist on an additional deployment of addtional police officers in the region. Aaron Pearson, Molong

Time running out for free pet microchipping

Cabonne pet owners have less than a week to make a booking for free dog and cat microchipping being offered by Cabonne Council. The service will be provided next Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 94 Bank Street, Molong (opposite the Council offices) and Wednesday 22 May 2019 at the council’s Canowindra depot in Armstrong Street on the northern outskirts of the town. Both Tickets for the raffle can be purchased from sessions will run from 10am to 1pm. There is no limit to the number of dogs or cats anyone that you know who plays with MHC. that owners can have microchipped, but time slots must be booked for each animal. Places are filling fast, so interested people are urged to book their time slots as soon as possible. Pet owners must be aged 18 years or over and all dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a cage. A limited number of free dog or cat annual vaccination vouchers is also be available for Cabonne residents only and can be obtained by contacting the council’s Environmental Services Department on 6392 3247. The vouchers are limited to one per household and can be redeemed at Molong, Canowindra and Orange veterinary clinics. Vouchers must be used before Friday 28 June 2019.

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53 Gidley Street, Molong NSW




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Health Update


Depression is much more than feeling in a low mood after a sad or stressful event. Depression is a serious mental and physical illness that changes how a person thinks, feels and behaves. People with depression need professional help and sometimes medicines to get better. Depression is very common. About one in six people have depression during their life. There are different types of depression that may have different symptoms and need different treatments.

Signs and symptoms:

Depression can affect thoughts, feelings, mood behaviour and physical health. Some common symptoms are:. Loss of interest and enjoyment in life. . Thinking and feeling sad, hopeless, helpless, worthless in despair. . Feeling irritable, anxious, moody, angry. . Problems sleeping or sleeping too much. . Appetite and weight changes. . Feeling tired, low energy levels. . Trouble thinking, concentrating and making decisions. . Thinking of suicide. . Problems with sex or less interest in sex. . Headaches, body aches and pains. . Drinking more alcohol (or using more drugs). If you have had any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor. If you are a parent, watch for these symptoms in your teenagers.


Anyone can develop depression at any age. It is more common in people with a family history of depression. Depression may be at least partly due to chemical changes in the brain. It is often caused by a combination of factors including . Emotional stress (e.g. loss of a loved one, relationship problems). . Hormone changes (e.g. after childbirth, around menopause). . Feeling lonely . Being unemployed. . Alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse. . Some medicines. . Medical conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke). . Pain . Poor physical health or physical disability. . Personality type. . Other mental illnesses (e.g. anxiety, dementia, schizophrenia.

Treatment, Talking and Support:

There are several different forms of therapy for depression. Successful treatment often involves using more than one form of therapy. Talking is often the first step in managing depression. Counselling and other psychological therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are important treatments. These therapies can help you change unhelpful patterns of thinking and acting. Local doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and some counsellors can help with these therapies. Antidepressant Medicines: Antidepressant medicines can correct chemical changes in the brain. There are many types of antidepressants and a person may need to try several antidepressants before finding one that suits them. Ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice about antidepressants. Other Medicines: Sometimes doctors prescribe other medicines together with antidepressants to treat depression. Always check with a doctor or pharmacist before using complementary medicines or alternative therapies to treat depression. Self-Care: Learn about depression and its treatment. . Ask for help. Depression is an illness, not a weakness. . Let family and friends know how you are feeling. They may not fully understand what you’re going through, but they may be able to give you extra support. . Some people find it helpful to write down their thoughts and feelings. Learn and use relaxation techniques to relax your body and mind. . Have a healthy diet. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruit, wholegrain foods, nuts and seeds every day. Limit foods high in fat, sugar or salt. Exercise at a moderate level for at least 30 minutes on all or most days of the week. Exercise can help improve your mood, sleep and physical health. . Don’t smoke. Nicotine can make anxiety worse. Ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice about quitting. . Stop drinking alcohol or limit alcohol to no more than two standard drinks per day. Alcohol (and other drugs) can make depression worse. Limit caffeine (e.g. tea, coffee, cola, energy drinks). It can make anxiety worse. . Look after yourself. Do some things that you enjoy. Source: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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MOLONG EXPRESS, Thursday 16 May 2019

Memories of Molong There’s an interesting facebook site, ‘Memories of Molong’ where we found these images of important extended family members, places, shops etc.

a weekly opinion piece by Rozzi

“Who do you think will win on Saturday” is the most asked question right across Australia this week. As well as the most thought provoking question for the individuals who are not aligned to any party, or who are not betrothed to traditional family voting patterns - do not believe the maze of pre-election promises, and take no notice of what the media, radio and TV ‘experts’ think. Swinging Voters are the ones the party marketing campaigns are reaching out to. Clive Palmer, for example, with his some $58m marketing budget, is out to grab the less interested, the ‘don’t care who wins’ swinging voter. The ones who simply want their names crossed off the electoral role to avoid a fine. With the yellow and black billboards, media advertising - Clive’s marketing strategy of Vote 1 for ‘familiarity’ could well work for his party. The hardest group to gain votes from is the broad thinking “unpredictable swinging voter”. These are the ones being targeted by the major parties. Which way will they vote? No-one can A fitting Mother’s Day tribute to the late Noelene Ball of Molong who became known as Miss Noelene, and special tell until the votes are counted. ‘mum’ to local children who found their way through This is the group that are not happy with the the first Molong Pre-School. Noelene, wife of Max Ball ‘games’ played by political masters nor of their (right) and daughter-in-law of the late Sam Ball (centre disrespectful and humiliating behaviour towards above) was a warm and kind mother, grandmother, great- each other. The media, the media spruikers they grandmother to her family and friend to many. are not interested in-nor do they spend the time listening to them. Instead, this group of individual minds will vote for the greater good of their electorate, for Australian and all Australians. This is, those who rely on Government pensions, employment opportunities, access to better health, dental ... and the young people and families who simply want to be able to afford their own home. Just as many who want to be able to afford to rent in better/liveable accommodation than the squalor many of our young and families are forced to live in - across this nation - brought about in some cases by the popular negative gearing which continues to divide Australians. This group of voters, will consider, the lives of families and retirees who have worked hard throughout their lives to provide a benefit to their retirement years and to their families. But not those CEO’s who earn $millions in salary - and then receive end of contract $millions. “How much money do these people need to live on” they will ask whilst families and seniors/the disabled battle ... kids go without food, clothing and shelter ... and the homeless increase in numbers. The unpredictable swinging voter will remain mindful that a long drought brings back the longtime problem, the unresolved problems of our rivers, streams, creeks, dams, irrigation ... and the question rural Australia is once again facing “what happens when we run out of water?” They will consider Climate Change now supported by the best scientific minds. Remember Norm (Normie) Monaghan who with his sister Which Government - which party - which Pat lived in Edward Street until his passing a few years ago. Posted on ‘Memories of Molong’ by former resident, individuals - which political leaders will be brave Christine Cotter-Gersbach Langley, Norm was one of the enough to make sensible decisions about the building of “a new dam(s)”, relieving families local gentlemen who performed MC duties at weddings, 21sts and other events. Remembering Normie had a hand and business of electricity/gas charges, address missing - we found out that instead of separating the milk the continuing rise of living costs vs pension $’s and cream on the Monaghan family manual separator and wages ... and heaven forbid - the need for as requested by his mother, the then 7 year old Norm Australians to have access to better transport ... found his way to a shell in a drawer which he commenced and VFT’s (very fast trains) ... and the list goes digging the powder out of. “Norm always said that he on. deserved it when telling people how he lost his hand” Come Saturday, some Australians will vote for said Pat. “He would say ‘I didn’t do what mum told me to their own beliefs, their own purpose, their own do’. They amputated his hand at the Molong Hospital” dreams and aspirations. Others? Well, a growing said Pat. “There was nothing he couldn’t do. It (the loss number will vote for the one and only reason - to of his right hand) didn’t stop him from doing anything.” avoid a fine. Some will not vote. Norm was known as a keen helper of anyone in need. The thinking voter will vote for the Greater Good of their electorate, the best person to achieve a better future for the people of the electorate, someone who is able to bring ‘home the bacon’ so to speak - or continue to bring home the bacon.



RUNS ON THE BOARD FOR CABONNE - THREE YEARS OF FIGHTING AND DELIVERING • $2.5 million for the new Molong Ambulance Station • $15 million for the re-development of the Molong MPS • $43 million for the re-alignment of the Mitchell Highway at Guanna Hill • $225,000 for the Molong Multi-Sports Complex • $10,000 towards the Cumnock Village Preschool Community Garden • One of the very few MPs who stood up and fought against forced council amalgamations

The Yeoval Showground came alive earlier this week with a fabulous array of displays and activities for the whole family.

• $308,175 for an education and info centre at the Australian National Field Days site at Borenore

The Yeoval Show is a wonderful family show and has been a signature event for the region for 79 years.

• $1 million for Cabonne Council through the Drought Communities Program for local infrastructure projects

A big thank you to the Yeoval Show Society, including President Phil Hunter, who work so hard to make this event such a success each year.

• $21,788 for Canowindra's Age of Fishes Museum


• 37 new mobile phone sites across Calare, including new towers at Molong, Manildra, Cumnock and Cargo • Record funding for local schools and hospitals • $117,396 to resurface the East Molong Tennis Club • New export market access for local cherries, peaches, plums and apricots into China, Vietnam and Indonesia • $56 million for the re-alignment of the Mitchell Highway at Guanna Hill

POPULATION POLICY Congratulations to all the members of the Cudal Campdraft Committee on a superb event held over the weekend. It was great to see locals and even more people from outside our region come together to enjoy their sport, share a few yarns and have a fun weekend.The Cudal Campdraft the recent and highly successful Molong Campdraft. I recently tried team penning at Lyndhurst and I am keen to get into it!

Scott Morrison has recently announced a reduction in Australia’s annual population cap from 190,000 annually to 160,000. This is designed to take pressure off some of the big cities. 23,000 places have been reserved for skilled work visas, but those workers will only go to areas where local communities and local councils have identified a skills shortage and where there are skilled job vacancies. There are a number of communities, particularly in remote Australia (including the Northern Territory), that have been crying out for more skilled workers. So, it won’t be open slather and the skilled workers will only come if there are skilled job vacancies and the communities agree.

NEW 5% DEPOSITS FOR FIRST HOMEBUYERS First home buyers in Calare will receive a helping hand to get into the housing market through a new Coalition Government initiative to slash the amount of money needed for home loan deposits, one of the biggest barriers to home ownership.

Contact Andrew: Suite 1/179A Anson Street, Orange NSW 2800 02 6361 7138 or 1300 301 740 AndrewGeeCalare

Saving a deposit for your first home can be a real struggle, with most banks and lenders requiring a minimum 20% deposit or at the very least forcing borrowers to pay tens of thousands of dollars extra through mortgage insurance if they can’t get there. From 1 January next year, a re-elected Coalition Government will give first home buyers the chance to get into the market with a deposit of 5% and without the need to take out expensive mortgage insurance, through a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme will be available to first-home buyers with an income of up to $125,000, or $200,000 for a couple who are both first home buyers. Authorised by Andrew Gee MP, National Party of Australia, Suite 1/179A Anson Street, Orange NSW 2800. Produced and printed using parliamentary entitlements.

MOLONG EXPRESS, Thursday 16 May 2019


Rachael and Luke Kerin (Yeoval) were proud to celebrate the birth of their first child, Darcy, with family and friends on Mother's Day at the Molong Baptist Church. (Above l to r) GreatGrandmothers to Darcy, Marie Peffer and Eleanor Salter, Rachael and Darcy with proud Grandmother, Ruth Peffer. Cute little Darcy enjoyed being special guest at a family Mother's Day lunch following the service. The Molong Baptist Church provides Sunday services and Sunday School at 10 a.m. (See P.14 for details). This is a family friendly congregation led by Pastor Wayne Spencer. All welcome.

The Taberner and Rigg families with new family member baby Connie Rigg being proudly nursed by her grandmother, Shelley Taberner, with Connie's mum, Lauren Rigg, and great grandmothers Phyllis Taberner and Marj Frew. Sleeping quietly in this photo - young Connie was resting after sharing her happy smile with the Baptist Church congregation. Cute as!

The Molong Community Church held a Mother's Day service in their congregation premises (the historic white timber building located in the northern corner of the Rec. Grounds next to the playground area). Formerly known as the clubhouse for the Rec. Tennis Courts and the Women's Bowling Club this small happy church invites local and district residents to join them on Sunday mornings @ 10 a.m. for their friendly 'Church Cafe' where the sharing of fresh loaves of bread and warm cuppas are served to the happy and welcoming congregation during Pastor Dion's Christian services and Sunday School. Music, singing, prayer, fresh bread for breakfast, warm cuppas and very nice people to share your Sunday morning with. All welcome. (Left to r) Pastor Deon and Eliza Stapelberg with some of the members of the popular Molong Community Church congregation celebrating Mother's Day last Sunday. See P.14 for service details, gatherings and contact details.


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Molong Magpies Junior Rugby

Emma Wilson and Jack Steventon ready to take the Emu!

Tate Bunting on the move

Well done to the Under 7’s, 9’s and 11’s and their families who travelled to last Sunday’s Gala Day at Dubbo. The Under 11’s dominated the opposition by working as a team with some very impressive phase ball and ball. Under 9’s had a great time playing against tough competition with some standout individual performances. Under 7’s are running well with the ball and using all of their training skills and lessons learnt under Coach, Brett Murdoch’s leadership. All kids are welcome to come down to the Rec. grounds on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. to train. There is no compulsory requirement to play on the Sunday Gala Days. (More photos next week). Photos courtesy of Matt Steventon, Molong RU Coach Brett Murdoch competing with oranges

Tickets for the movies can be purchased via the Molong Hockey Club revolutionise website or through Amanda Fowler.

Cooper Goburg - eyes fixed on the try line

MOLONG BOWLING CLUB Saturday Night Badge Draw 7.30 - 8 pm




Market Night Stax of PRIZES Meat, Roast Dinner packs, Good stuff

Annabelle’s Kitchen

Euchareena Rd

NEW TRADING HOURS Wed, Fri, Sat-Sun From 3 June - See P 15

Information for members and guests.

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



+ Giant meat tray & vouchers 6366 8241

Cumnock Markets

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A miscellany The lies and selective truths infesting the airwaves and muddying up the newspapers are becoming a bit overwhelming, so I thought I might give the politics a bit of a miss this week. Except for something I recently stumbled across. It’s only a brief excerpt from an article in National Geographic (NG), that venerable US publication that has been almost a household name since the 19th century. Published in April this year, it looks at the cost of global warming and, in light of our current PM’s ardent desire to be enlightened on the subject, I thought I’d slip the relevant paragraph in. The article refers to the latest findings on warming in the Arctic regions, adds them to what has been estimated as the global cost of the challenge Earth is facing and claims that: “The $25 to $70 trillion cost of Arctic warming adds four to six percent to the total cost of climate change— which is estimated to reach $1,390 trillion by the year 2300 if emissions cuts are not better than the Paris

Agreement. However, the costs of the current businessas-usual path could be more than $2,000 trillion.” Using the lower estimate, and if my maths is right, that’s about $4.5 trillion a year if we start now. In 2016, the world’s entire GDP was about $76 trillion. I’ll leave it there, but if you’d like to know more, here’s the link to the story: environment/2019/04/arctic-climate-change-feedbackloops-cost-trillions/ Let’s take a look at something else. And now the Namoi According to the latest scientific reports, the Namoi has now joined the list of threatened rivers in the Murray Darling Basin: “at tipping point” was one description used. Once again, the gross lack of oversight – not to mention foresight – on the part of regulators and legislators has been brought to light. And until real changes are made, until truly independent, science-based, expert bodies are appointed to manage the ecosystems vital

Why we used to have proofreaders and copy editors


e all make mistakes, of course we do, but increasingly we are being bombarded with news stories, political handouts and company public-relations releases that make absolutely no sense. They are written in such a way as to obfuscate or at best appear intelligent, educated and well-read, leading to the stripping of any real meaning from the reporting of even the most serious events. This piece I wrote for the USA’s LiketheDew springs to mind: Writing in Kentucky News Review, Lu-Ann Farrar said that “Peter Kraska, a professor at Eastern Kentucky University had told the Detroit Free Press that paramilitary troups are being used more often in police situations.” Now right there I’m puzzled. What’s a police situation, a job with the service? And do paramilitary services have entertainment units, even misspelled ones? She goes on: “A Detroit imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, was arrested and shot by an elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team.” Arrested and shot? In that order? By a rescue team? She continued: “Abdullah is the first time a religious leader has been killed by government forces since…” Abdullah is the first time? Wouldn’t “Abdullah’s is the first death of a religious leader at the hands of…” have been a little less confusing? Then Ms Farrar quotes the professor: “We’ve seen…real serious problems with various SWAT tragedies…Real problems arise when it’s misapplied to the wrong circumstances.” Pardon me; could you repeat that, please, professor? Doesn’t writing an article about something this serious warrant a little care? This sort of stuff crops up all the time these days, and yet just five


minutes work by someone could have made the story more readable. Of course, there’s the old Golden Rule to take into account: “Never proofread your own work”. Why? Because you understand what you have written but a reader may not – and there is also a tendency to overlook your own literals, which is trade jargon for spelling mistakes; technically speaking, typos are very different things. I’ll never forget my chagrin when, on receiving the first edition of a book I’d written (and proofread/ copy edited) from the printer, I opened to the Introduction: the first thing to hit my eye was a spelling error. I’d ignored the golden rule I’d always preached to writers whose work I copy edited. I wonder if, given the chance, the ABC Breakfast News anchor MJ Rowland, would like to do a retake of his part in the “promo” for ABCTV’s election night broadcast, the part in which he says “…you can almost hear the audible sigh”. Of course you should always review your own work, making improvements and correcting errors where you find them. But if it’s something written for general consumption, then get someone else to cast an eye over it before you send it “out there”. Trivia alert: I mentioned typos a while back, writing that they shouldn’t be confused with literals. So what are they? Typo is an abbreviation of “typographical error” and refers to mistakes made in the presentation of a printed work, rather than errors in spelling or grammar. Such mistakes might include the use of “roman” or plain type when italics are called for; incorrect use of capital letters and inappropriate typefaces (fonts in computer speak), and so on.

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to our survival, it will not change. The key word here is manage, not advise. Since when have politicians listened to advice they didn’t want to hear? No matter how many dams we build, how many aquifers we tap, how many rivers we divert, there will never be enough water. Governments, individual politicians, their corporate backers and good old human greed will see to that. Some day, someone will come up with a scheme to grow roses in the Simpson Desert and will convince a political party that it is vital to the national interest that he do so. The politicians will commission a feasibility study into the damming of the Finke River, and a committee of rural economists will claim that if the scheme doesn’t go ahead, 200 Queensland jobs will be at risk. Back to square one. Far-fetched? Well not so long ago there was a proposal to establish a wine-growing enterprise on the fringes of the Nullarbor.

Introduction to a passion


’ve kept pigeons of one sort or another off and on since I was about 13. Even in my most nomadic years, if I looked like being in one spot for more than a couple of months, I’d put together a small flock to keep my hand in. Why? Because I like them, I suppose is the best I can offer in this brief introduction to that passion. People keep them for all sorts of reasons: some are hooked on racing them, others like to show them, still others enjoy the highflying or aerobatic varieties. Me, I’ve always liked tumblers, aerial acrobats that do flips of various sorts while in flight. But I also like pigeons for the romance associated with them, the images they conjure up. They were domesticated long before the horse was tamed in Europe and were being bred for special attributes at least contemporarily with ancient Mesopotamia – famous in antiquity for its white ‘doves’. (In the strictest sense, the words ‘dove’ and ‘pigeon’ are interchangeable, the former coming to us from the Germanic languages, the latter from Latin via Old French. These days, however, dove is used mainly to describe the smaller members of its large tribe – except by poets who prefer it over pigeon on every occasion.) Pigeons figure in the myths and legends of many of the ancient civilisations. To the Hebrews, they were an acceptable sacrifice to their god. The pigeon informed Noah that the waters were subsiding, a story common to all the Abrahamic religions, and the pigeon is still symbolic of the Holy Sprit to Christians.

They were carried with the caravans that plied the Silk Road and traded along the way. The ancient cities of Bokhara, Lahore, Damascus, Istanbul, Iskenderun and others are commemorated in the names of pigeons that first came to the West from them, sometimes carried among the chattels of returning crusaders. Pigeons are bred in bewildering variety: for their voices; for their speed, endurance and ability to navigate over hundreds of miles; for their plumage; their aerobatic abilities; their colours, and yet they all share many common traits. They are intelligent and affectionate to their keepers, whom they recognise by their facial characteristics, and feral pigeons will remember for years the face of someone who once fed them. Darwin kept pigeons and they helped shape his thinking on evolution. I once produced and edited the magazines of Australia’s National Pigeon Association and its US counterpart, and was commissioned by Ivy Press (UK) to write the text of a small coffee-table book titled Beautiful Pigeons. These days I keep Iranian Highflyers, an ancient breed of Persian origin, bred for its ability to fly above its loft at great heights for an extended time, occasionally performing elegant backward somersaults. If you’d like to learn a little more about what Andrew D Blechman called “the world’s most reviled and revered bird”, please ask me. If not, then forgive us pigeon keepers our passion – it takes all sorts, as my Grandmother would say.

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COMMUNITY WHATS ON Claim the date – 2019 May 16 St John Ambulance Cadet meeting 6-8pm Molong Central School Hall, Uniform night. New members welcome. 18 Cumnock Village Markets 9 - 12 21 Molong Hospital Aux. 2pm at Hospital 23 Biggest Morning Tea -UPA Centre 10am - 12 noon 23 St John Ambulance Cadet Meeting 6-8pm Uniform night. Presentation & awards night. 30 St John Ambulance Cadet meeting 6-8pm Molong Central School Hall. New members welcome. June 3 Molong Show Meeting 7.30pm UPA Activity Centre 6 Molong Men’s Shed meets 6 St John Ambulance Cadet meeting 6-8pm Molong Central School Hall, Uniform night. 10 (Queens B’day) Molong Markets meeting 13 Molong Advancement Group 7 pm UPA

LANDMARK TABLELANDS LIVESTOCK CTLX cattle market report 7/5/19

It was a reasonable quality yarding, with a good selection of young feeder cattle along and some well finished trade cattle and grown steers. Cows made up approximately 30% of the yarding. Not all the regular byers were operating, with the absence of a major export processor and some feeder operators. Young cattle to the trade were 15c cheaper, with the prime yearlings making from 260c to 294c/kg. Feeder steers and heifers were 10c to 15c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 250c to 316c, while the feeder heifers made from 215c to 276c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were up to 30c cheaper and more in places, with the young steers making from 200c to 260c, while the young heifers received from 120c to 226c/kg.


Grown steers were 8c dearer, with the prime medium and heavy weights making from 250c to 306c/kg. Grown heifers were close to firm, with the better types receiving from 230c to 283c/ kg. Plain conditioned cows were 4c to 8c cheaper, while the properly finished cows were 15c/kg cheaper. 1 and 2 score cows to the processors sold from 80c to 169c, while the better 3 and 4 score cows made from 152c to 228c, with the prime heavy weights averaging 204c/kg. Cows to the restockers were up to 14c cheaper, receiving from 120c to 183c/kg. Bulls sold to 229c/kg CTLX sheep and lamb report for 8/5/19

It was a good quality yarding, with a good selection of both trade and heavy weight lambs throughout, along with good numbers of young lambs to suit the restockers. All the regular

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buyers competed in a solid market. Light weight lambs to the processors were $3 dearer, with the 12-17kg 2 scores making from $80 to $155/head. Trade lambs were firm to $2 cheaper, with the 18-24kg lambs making from $145 to $195/head to average approximately 770c/kg cwt. The better selection of heavy weight lambs were $4 dearer, with the over 24kg 4 scores making from $185 to $232/head to average from 745c to 770c/ kg cwt. Trade weight merino lambs sold from $144 to $170/head. Restocker lambs sold to strong competition, making from $115 to $173/head. Hoggets sold to $169/head. It was a primarily fair quality yarding of mutton where most grades were $10/ head cheaper. 2 score ewes sold from $63 to $90, while the better 3 and 4 scores made from $95 to $200 for crossbreds and $146/head for Merinos. A large line of Merino wethers sold to the feeders, making from $116 to $136/head. Carcase prices for the better covered sheep received from 525c to 570c/kg cwt


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RUGBY UNION Mervyn Magpie

From p 15 Yeoval did score two more deserved tries, but failed to convert either of them, to leave the final score at a comprehensive 52-15. Zac White added another two tries, whilst Garlick swerved his way to the line from 40m out for his second and winger Joe Reid showed a massive hitherto unseen palm on his opposite number to score from 30m. Yeoval played much harder than the Pythons had the week before, but Molong responded to the increased tempo. After absorbing the early pressure the excellent set pieces laid the foundations to allow the backrow to punch hard and this all provided the backs with much needed time and space. Simon Dowling, playing at five eight, along with White at inside centre, have managed to ignite the backs to score some scintillating tries - the backing up allowing the exploitation of half breaks. Dowling may be set to spend a week on the sidelines with a trip to the judiciary after his two yellow cards (one for a high tackle, another for a professional foul) resulted in a mandatory red. Josh Peffer continued his excellent form and was awarded the Freemasons Best & Fairest, with Mitch Brown receiving two and 2nd rower Angus Sharpe, and Garlick one each. Garlick was voted the Komatsu Player's Player, and the crowd will be eagerly anticipating a similar performance from father Nobby Garlick this coming Saturday. Saturday the 18th is Old Boys and Sponsors day, with the Old Boys playing Orange Emus commencing at 1pm. If you are interested in a run/ jog/walk, please contact Paul Glynn on 0428 168 638. The main game is against Coolah and commences at 3.15. The Wallas travelled to Dubbo on Sunday and played well through the U7, U9 and U11s. This Sunday they are off to Orange City - the support has been fantastic and hopefully the young tackers are enjoying running around in the black and white.



Market Night This Saturday Night. Tix on sale from 6 Draw from 7 pm. Heaps of goodies.

New Trading Hours

Winter months are here and everyone is wrapped up inside. The Club has decided to modify trading hours and from Monday 3 June will open 4 days a week on: Wednesdays - from 1 pm (come down and enjoy the popular Midweek bowls) Fridays - from 4.30 pm to close. Saturdays & Sundays - from 11 am to close. Note that booked functions meetings, activities etc are not affected (e.g. Probus etc) and go ahead as normal. Also, the club is available for functions at any time. Courtesy Bus The club now has a courtesy bus to help you enjoy your visit. Phone the club on 6366 8241 to book or Janelle 0418637641 or Toby 0428214383.

MOLONG GOLF Last Wednesday we travelled out to Cumnock for a great day of golf and friendship. Next Wednesday 22nd we will play 9 holes followed by lunch at the Hunky Chunky Pie Shop at 12.30pm. Just in case your not aware of where the pie shop is, it is situated in the old CWA Rooms on the Highway.


Molong Bulls A return to form saw the Bulls overcome Canowindra 3814 last weekend. The Bullettes went down to Canowindra and the Youth had a bye. This Sunday, the Bulls are at home (@ the Rec.) against Peak Hill. Youth League vs Cargo.

Manildra Rhinos Just made it over Eugowra in a close one 22-20. The Rhinettes over-ran the Boomers 47-0 and the Youth team completed the treble with a good win over the Boomers 24-6. This week (Week 7) we have a Saturday game against Trundle at Trundle. Youth League @ 12.20 pm; League Tag @ 1.40 pm; First Grade @ 3.00 pm

Last Sunday, Molong Hockey Club took an under 11 representative team to Moorebank. The girls have been training on a Sunday morning for the past 6 weeks in preparation for this carnival. The girls got off to a slow start going down in their first game against Met South West White 2-0. They then regrouped and won against Sydney South 2-0. The third game could have been a high scoring game however the girls couldn't seem to get the ball into the goal with the final score 0-0. The girls found something special in their fourth and fifth games. Maybe it was the thought of the everyone getting a Sundae if they were able to score a total of 6 goals in their remaining two games. Game four saw a win against North Sydney Beaches 3-0.

The Sundaes were looking promising. Game five, 3-0 win against Southern Highlands. The Sundaes were theirs! Thanks for the motivation Jenny Olsson. Winning their final game cemented Runners Up in Division Two for the day. Congratulations to the MHC under 11 rep team! Front L-R: Zali Armstrong, Phoebe Lyons, Macey Armstrong, Clare Wood, Olivia Hobbs Middle L-R: Abbie Lyons, Addison Walker, Lydia Allcorn, Matilda Skiner, Milly Olsson, Juliette Mills, Laura Lapins, Marley Vandervelde, Ellie Olsson Back L-R: Jenny Olsson and Hayley Lyons

RUGBY UNION Mervyn Magpie

Despite the bigger scoreline of 52-15, the Magpies win over Yeoval was a much more physical game than their previous win over Canowindra. Yeoval started the game strongly and were unlucky not to score in the first fifteen minutes. They missed a penalty attempt and consistently pressured the Molong line, but to no avail. On the back of two penalties and a strong Blake Hutchinson run, Molong were first to score. The Magpies scored another three tries in the remainder of the half, with these being split by one to

the home team. The best of these was to prop Darcy Garlick following slick support play by most of the backline. Stuart Hobbs and Woody Mann being the scorers of the other two. With half Mitch Brown kicking three from four Molong went into halftime with a 26-5 lead. The second half was almost identical for the visitors, with another four tries, again three of which were converted, to take their tally to 52. Continued page 14

Mother's Day at the footy. Keen Manildra Rhinos supporters (l to r) Evie Smith, Sue Smith, Adam Smith with Mrs Dawn Baker (representing 4 generations of the Baker/Smith family).

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5 Main Street, Cudal • 9 B/R motel with commercial kitchen, cafe & carpark; • 2000sqm block with 2 buildings & expansive backyard; • B & B potential; • 10 kw solar system; • Could be converted to large family home.

Ray White Emms Mooney

Auction Friday 26th July, 2019 10.30am 152 William Street, Bathurst (if not sold prior) View By Appointment Kurt Adams 0428 747 050

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