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This year’s Cooma race meeting saw the dedication of the Frank Boller and Cliff Norton betting ring at Ti Tree Racecourse. Cooma Race Club president, Mick Schofield is pictured above at the ring with Roger Norton and Mary Boller. Also pictured, veteran jockey Kevin Sweeney rode the winner of the Cooma Cup, the crowd at the rails and the anxious wait between rides.

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150th anniversary of Kiandra gold discovery

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) hosted a special two day program of events at Kiandra in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) last Sunday and Monday to celebrate the beginning of the restoration of the old Kiandra Courthouse and the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold. The NPWS has begun a major program of works to reuse the courthouse as an interpretation centre in the north of the park and to

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revitalise the Kiandra Heritage Precinct. Between 1860-61 Kiandra was the site of a frenetic but short lived gold rush. At one stage it’s estimated that the area accommodated 15,000 people. The year 1860 heralded not only the beginnings of a new township at Kiandra but also the start of skiing in Australia, as it was on the Kiandra goldfields in 1861 that Norwegian miners taught their fellow prospectors to ski using fence posts. NPWS Kiandra Historic Heritage Coordinator, Jennifer Hewitson, said the two-day program was not just about showing people what the NPWS is doing at the site but also an opportunity to learn from Kiandra’s stakeholders and researchers. “As well as restoring the

courthouse building we are developing two new heritage trails; the two kilometre New Chum Hill heritage trail and a five kilometre Kiandra heritage trail. The New Chum trail focuses on Kiandra’s mining and Snowy Hydro history while the Kiandra heritage trail focuses on Kiandra’s township, mining and skiing history. “These trails have been designed and researched and we are now developing the interpretive content we provide to visitors when they hike these two trails. “Some of the information will be delivered through regular NPWS guided tours and carefully crafted interpretive signage but we are also beginning to develop what’s known as ‘vodcasts’ which are short video clips that

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Jindabyne’s monster market Richard Nutt sells toys to Kimberlee and Courtney Gilmour at the well patronised Jindabyne Men’s Shed Monster Market held in the Central School grounds last Sunday.

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Man stabbed in fight in Cooma A 26-year-old Cooma male has been charged with malicious wounding after an incident on Saturday evening. It was reported to police at 6.30pm that the offender was at his home when a group arrived and an altercation occurred. The offender at some stage armed himself with a large knife and stabbed one of the group in the chest. The victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and later transferred from Cooma hospital to Canberra hospital where he is in a stable condition. The offender was granted conditional bail and will appear in Cooma local court at a later date. Raceday success Inspector Rooney from Cooma police said he was very happy with Saturday’s Cooma races. He said “It would appear that the strategies adopted by the race committee have worked very well. There were only a couple of minor incidents at the race course and around town afterwards.” Stolen Two esky’s and a water cooler were reported stolen between 6.30am and 8.40am on Sunday morning from the Cooma racetrack. Emergency beacon saved scouts At 10pm on Saturday the Australian Marine Search and Rescue (AMSR) was notifed of a group of scouts that were overdue on a mountain bike ride. The group consisted of five scouts, one group leader and another adult. The scouts were aged between 11 and 14 years of age and they were all from Anakaie in Victoria. They were heading from Dead Horse Gap to Pinch River and departed at 9am on on Saturday morning. They were going to ride along Dead Horse Gap, Cascade Trail, Tin Mine Trail and Nine Mile track to the Pinch River near the Barry Way in the lower Snowy Region. Once the group had covered the Cascade Trail they turned the wrong direction on the Tin Mine Trail and didn’t know this until they had traveled 20 kilometres and reached Jacobs River. At 11pm they activated the emergency location beacon

and a search and rescue fixed wing aircraft was dispatched to locate the group. The aircraft is equipped with infa red to enable them to locate people when it’s dark. The group was located and around midnight police from Cooma and Jindabyne as well as ambulance were dispatched to attend the location. They arrived at 5.30am with the aircraft circling above where the group was located at 1.30am. No injuries were reported and the group was carried out by police and ambulance and taken to Jindabyne. NPWS returned to the location to collect the belongings and returned them to Jindabyne. Bobcat accident A 47-year-old male was injured on Friday at 5.30pm when a blade on a bobcat fell on his leg. He received a compound fracture to his lower right leg. Paramedics stabilised him at the scene and he was given pain relief and fluids then transported to Berridale where he was flown in the Southcare helicopter to Canberra hospital in a satisfactory condition. Fire The RFS attended a scrub fire near Anembo last week, the fire was quickly contained and no damage to property reported. The fire was spotted by a helicopter that was helping with fires on the south coast. It is believed the fire escaped from a windrow that was active eight weeks ago. NSW fire brigade and the RFS attended a grass fire off Mittagang Road, which was quickly brought under control. The fire was started by a lawn mower. A fire at Adaminaby was also started by a lawn mower, no damage was reported and fire crews were on the scene quickly. A truck collided with a kangaroo on the Monaro Highway, near Colinton, breaking open the fuel supply. NSW fire brigade, RFS and RTA attended the scene and cleared the diesel spill. People are being asked to be extremely careful when mowing or slashing as the weather conditions are very hot and dry and the grass can catch alight easily.

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Challenge works with Elgas Elgas Cooma are responsible for the provision of the swap and go gas bottles that are commonly used with barbeques, and they have set up an affiliation with Cooma Challenge Ltd to arrange for the cleaning and maintenance of these bottles. Each Monday, workers from Challenge head out to Polo Flat to carry out the cleaning of the gas bottles. “[The gas cylinders] are used with barbeques and they are quite often covered with fat. We pick them up and Challenge clean the cylinders, put new stickers and covers on them and get them ready to be refilled,” Snowy Mountains Elgas manager Tim Corkill said. The workers establish a production line, and by reports always come in to work with a smile. Over


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Boco Rock Wind Farm Application No MP 09_0103 and EPBC 2009/4905 Location Six kilometres south west of the township of Nimmitabel Proponent Boco Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd Council area Cooma-Monaro Shire and Bombala Approval Authority Minister for Planning Description of proposal Construction and operation of a wind farm with a total capacity of up to 270 megawatts and associated infrastructure including access roads, internal 33 kilovolt transmission cabling, substation and transformer and construction facilities. The Proponent has sought project approval for two possible wind turbine layouts (of which only one layout is proposed to be constructed), comprising: • Layout 1: up to 125 x 1.8-3.3 megawatt turbines; or • Layout 2: up to 107 x 1.8-3.3 megawatt turbines. A new 132 kilovolt overhead transmission line is required to distribute electricity produced by the wind farm to the existing high voltage electricity network located approximately 25 kilometres to the east of the site. The proposed new transmission line connection does not comprise part of the project and will be progressed separately by Country Energy (the network operator) under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Application of Part 3A On 16 May 2009, the Director-General as delegate for the Minister for Planning formed the opinion that the project is a development of a kind described in Schedule 1 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005 and is therefore a project to which Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 applies. Consequently, the Minister for Planning is the approval authority for the project. The project was declared by the Minister to be a critical infrastructure project pursuant to Section 75C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 on 11 November 2009. Controlled Action under EPBC Act The Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts determined that the proposed development is a “controlled action” under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act Part 3, Division 1 controlling provisions are: sections 18 and 18A (listed threatened species and communities). The project will be assessed under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and through an accredited assessment process under section 87 of the EPBC Act. Exhibition The Environmental Assessment (EA) will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 9 December 2009 until Wednesday 3 February 2010 during regular business hours, at: • Department of Planning, Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney; • Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Level 2, 301 Kent Street, Sydney; • Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Administration Centre, 81 Commissioner Street, Cooma; and • Bombala Council, Administration Centre, 71 Caveat Street, Bombala. A copy of the EA may also be viewed on the Department of Planning’s website ( Submissions You are invited to make a written submission on this project. This submission should include: • your name and address; • the name and application reference number (09_0103) of the project; • a statement on whether you support or object to the project; and • the reasons why you support or object to the project. Persons lodging submissions are required to declare political donations (including donations of more than $1,000) made in the previous two years. For more details including a disclosure form go to Your submission must reach the Department of Planning by close of business on Wednesday 3 February 2010 and should be addressed to: Director, Infrastructure Projects Department of Planning GPO Box 39, SYDNEY NSW 2001 Fax: (02) 9228 6366 Email: or Under section 75H of the EP&A Act, the Director-General is required to provide copies of submissions received during the exhibition period, or a report of the issues raised in those submissions, to the Proponent and other interested public authorities. If you do not want your contact details to be made available to the Proponent or these public authorities, please state this in your submission.

The state’s top traffic policeman has condemned almost 1100 motorists caught talking or texting on their mobile phones during a 24-hour state-wide blitz. NSW police conducted ‘Operation Compliance Six’ on Wednesday ( December 2) to crackdown on speeding and mobile phone offences.

The Cooma Lions Club is again helping with delivery of letters to Santa from children in the local area. Letters to Santa should be posted as soon as possible in the special Santa posting box just inside the front door of Cooma Post Office. Name and address need to be included in the letter so that Santa can reply.

During the day-long operation, 1059 motorists were caught using mobile phones while driving, while 1350 others were issued speeding infringements. Police also detected 422 ‘P’ plate and 94 number plate offences. Traffic Services Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said the results are shameful. “The state’s road toll stands at 429 and, despite all our warnings, it would seem there are motorists out there intent on acting up behind the wheel and risk themselves becoming the next statistic,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said. “To have 1409 people caught speeding or using their phone in a single day is an absolute disgrace,” he said. The majority of mobile phone offences were detected on Sydney roads; however, motorists in regional and rural areas notched up the most speeding offences. Motorists within Botany Bay (59), Penrith (42), Surry Hills (39), Sutherland (37) and Harbourside (36) Local Area Commands recorded the most mobile phone infringements, while Monaro (115), Fairfield (92), Lake Macquarie (56), Coffs/Clarence (51) and Central Hunter (50) Local Area Commands performed worst for speeding offences. Assistant Commissioner Hartley again reiterated the dangers of such offences. “There is surely no phone call worth losing your life for – if your phone rings, ignore it or stop your vehicle in a safe location before picking up,” he said. “It only takes a momentary lapse of concentration for things to turn deadly and you cannot be fully concentrating on what you’re doing behind the wheel of your car if you’re chatting on the phone or typing an SMS.”


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the years that Challenge and Elgas have been working together, 8.5thousand cylinders have been made ready for refilling. “It’s helpful for us, it’s fairly labour intensive,” Mr Corkill said. “They’re [Cooma Challenge] earning some money and they’re becoming valuable members of the community.” Pictured at left: Jason Merritt and Colleen Macklin washing the old gas cylinders; below: Debbie Vanderfield, Michael Scales, Kyle Sandicoe, Jason Merritt, Colleen Macklin, Graham Hodges and Michael Williams were hard at work with these cylinders last Monday.

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Aldi’s Cooma store opens tomorrow. A new ALDI store will open its doors in Cooma from tomorrow bringing smarter shopping, employment opportunities and retail competition to the local community. Managing Director for ALDI’s Prestons region, David Zalunardo, said the new store in Cooma will allow local residents to experience ALDI’s shopping innovations and high quality exclusive brands at extraordinarily low prices. “Independent surveys consistently demonstrate that consumers can save 25 to 40 per cent on their weekly shopping bill at ALDI,” said Mr Zalunardo. “In addition, the ACCC’s Grocery Inquiry confirmed ALDI’s presence has had a downward effect on grocery prices, delivering savings to consumers when there is an ALDI in their neighbourhood. “ALDI is about smarter shopping; why should families pay more when the quality of our products is as good as, or better than, leading household brands?” The new store is located at 18 Hilton Street, Cooma. ALDI’s closest store is in Conder, more

than 90km kilometres away. Mr Zalunardo said ALDI sources 100 per cent of fresh meat, 97 per cent of dairy and 95 per cent of fruit and vegetables within Australia and the vast majority of our core range is Australian made, which we believe to be higher than most retailers. “There has been a lot of excitement leading up to the opening and our employees are gearing up for a busy day. “I encourage everyone to come down to the store and experience ALDI’s smarter shopping for themselves.” ALDI’s first Australian store opened in January 2001 and there are now almost 218 stores along the eastern seaboard. ALDI’s innovative approach to grocery retailing was recently recognised by the Australian Retailers Association with ALDI named 2009 ‘Retail Innovation of the Year’. The new store will be open Monday to Wednesday 9am – 7pm, Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 7pm, Saturday 8.30am - 6pm and Sunday 9am – 6pm.


Charlotte Pass appoints consultant Charlotte Pass Village Pty Ltd has announced that following the approval of the Charlotte Pass Environmental Management System (EMS) by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on September 19, it has appointed Donna Alexander as its new consultant to co-ordinate the EMS. An EMS provides the framework for: Assessing the impacts on the environment resulting from the resort’s activities; Setting and reviewing goals and targets to reduce those impacts; Monitoring environment management performance; Communicating the outcomes.

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Renewable energy future for SE NSW Samantha Rose Brooks

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The Snowy Mountains Chapter of Clean Energy for Eternity is urging the Commonwealth and State Government to put their weight behind renewable energy research and development for SE NSW. The potential for geothermal energy, solar, wind and tidal forms of energy generation is significant and can transform the nature of energy consumption in the region including reducing carbon pollution and other toxic emissions from fossil fuel generation. Acacia Rose Convenor of the Snowy Mountains Chapter of Clean Energy for Eternity said “The time is now to invest public money into rolling out renewable energy across the region and also the time is right to invest in geothermal energy research.” “The demise of the ETS should be a springboard for more direct action in rolling out renewable energy and creating positive signals including a national gross feed in tariff for renewable energy that will immediately stimulate this sector.” “The Snowy Mountains Chapter of Clean Energy for Eternity welcomes the initiative of

the NSW Government to introduce a gross feed in tariff for renewable energy and we hope that the Commonwealth will introduce a national tariff that will be the best initial step to cut emissions and stimulate the renewable energy sector.” “The Snowy River Shire Council, along with Bega, Eurobodalla, Cooma-Monaro and Palerang Shires has signed the ‘Nott’ 50:50 by 2020 target, that is a decrease in energy consumption by 2020 and 50% renewable energy by 2020 and now is the time to forge ahead with the roll out of renewable energy projects.” “The community is behind renewable energy and there is a positive opportunity for community owned solar or wind farms, community owned geothermal generation and indeed, to enable every household in the region to be a shareholder in renewable energy generation.” “We would like to see a lower carbon footprint, fewer toxic pollutants in the atmosphere potentially linked to the suppression of rain and snow fall and a greater community ownership of electricity

generation.” Ms Rose said “People definitely want greater involvement and control over where their energy and water comes from and to generate community ownership of renewable energy is a strong step in the right direction.” “The Monaro can become a pilot program for renewable energy and ultimately, we would like to see less emissions in the atmosphere particularly from Victoria.” she said. “If the NASA TRMM science is correct, then the toxic emissions from the Victorian power stations are linked to diminishing precipitation over the Snowy catchments and Monaro and exacerbating the drop in inflows affecting the Snowy River amongst other key rivers. It is certainly time to get on with the job of retrofitting existing power stations to renewable energy generation, creating new jobs and wealth in the renewable energy sector and putting into the past the fossil fuel power generators that appear to be destroying our water catchments.”

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to do it well and keep changing to satisfy the age demographics, the show will continue to be a great success.” Having lived for about 23 years in the Dalgety area, Richard is familiar with the setup of the Dalgety Show. “For six or seven years I ran the barbecue hut but after becoming Mayor of the Snowy River Shire I had to stop doing that job,” he said. On show day as Mayor, he had the pleasure of escorting many distinguished guests to the luncheon pavilion. A meeting of chief stewards was held in November also, and they agreed to move the art and crafts section back to the showground pavilion. Before the show in March 2010, minor renovations will be carried out in the pavilion. This will entail relining some of the walls and improvements to the cake display cases. Annemarie Doyle, photography chief steward said that as she was getting more than 10 entries in one

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DEVELOPMENT DETERMINATIONS November 2009 The following Development Applications, Modifications, Reviews or Complying Development Certificates have been determined in November 2009. APPROVALS

The last 2009 day for the Mobile Library is Wednesday 23 December at Berridale and Dalgety. The return dates for 2010 are: Tuesday 2 February at Jindabyne Wednesday 3 February at Berridale Thursday 4 February at Cathcart and Delegate Friday 5 February at Adaminaby Monday 8 February at Michelago and Bredbo Tuesday 9 February at Jindabyne Wednesday 10 February at Berridale and Dalgety Thursday 11 February at Nimmitabel Friday 12 February at Jindabyne





Jerangle Road Jerangle Lot 1 DP 1091764

To erect a dwelling and garage


57-59 Bombala Street Cooma Lot A DP 402659

2 lot subdivision + change of use


17 Rydal Road Cooma Lot 11 DP 1092506

To erect a shed

Notice is hereby given that the Baron/Commissioner Street intersection is closed to all traffic from the 9th of November to the 18th of December 2009.


3 Palmero Drive Cooma Lot 134 DP 1109187

To erect a dwelling

This temporary closure is to allow for roundabout construction at the Baron/Commissioner Street Intersection.


19 Warm Corner Road Cooma Lot 2 DP 1011112

For the use of the site for a transportable home

Council apologises for the inconvenience and it would be appreciated if motorists could make alternative arrangements during this period.


18 Yamba Crescent Cooma Lot 63 DP 260015

For additions and alterations to existing dwelling

Any enquiries can be directed to Mr Arthur Wilkinson, Works Manager at Council on (02) 6455 1830.


46 Bransby Street Bredbo Lot 8 Sec 11 DP 758158

To erect a inground swimming pool


40 Wolfe Street Nimmitabel Lot 21 Sec 49 DP 758776

To erect a dwelling

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42 Wolfe Street Nimmitabel Lot 11 Sec 49 DP 758776

To erect a dwelling (modify external material)

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Yallakool Road Cooma Lot 2 DP 1005316

For erection of a single dwelling and garage


8 Carinya Place Cooma Lot 36 DP 258621

To erect a dwelling


4334 Jerangle Road Anembo Lot 96 DP 750559

To erect a dwelling

The Public is advised that Section 101 provides that following this notice a period of three (3) months is allowed for the commencement of legal action as to the validity of the consent or certificate, after which the validity of the consent or certificate cannot be questioned in any legal proceedings. The Applications are available for public inspection, free of charge, at Council’s office during ordinary office hours.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FOR SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF DESKTOP COMPUTERS Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from qualified companies to provide Cooma-Monaro Shire Council with ninety five (95) new desktop computer systems. Details outlining equipment specifications and services required to be supplied in the submissions are available in the detailed Expression of Interest documents from Council’s website or by emailing with a subject line of “Request for Desktop Supply EOI document”. Expressions of Interest submissions will be received up until 5:00pm Friday 18 December 2009. The contact for this Expression of Interest is Scott Goudie, Manager Information Technology & Telecommunications on (02) 6455 1710.

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TENDER FOR FLOOR CONCRETING & ANCILLARY WORKS AT THE GLEN WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY CONTRACT 26/2009 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4:00 pm Thursday 7 January 2010 for the Filtration/UV Shed Floor Concreting & Ancillary Works at The Glen Wastewater Treatment Facility, 170 Glen Road, Cooma. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours in person, or by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or emailing Enquiries please contact Max Butler, Water & Wastewater Manager on (02) 6455 1820.

In accordance with Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 notice is given of Council’s determination of the above Applications/Certificates.



The lowest or any tender, not necessarily accepted.

COUNCIL ACHEIVES HIGHLY COMMENDED RECOGNITION IN TIDY TOWNS WASTE MANAGEMENT AND LITTER REDUCTION AWARDS Council received a “Highly Commended” award for reducing the amount of waste going to landfill at the recent Tidy Towns Awards. The award recognised Council’s efforts in establishment of the “Scrapmart” facility at the Cooma Landfill Depot, as well as our involvement in a project with the South East Resource Recovery Regional Organisation of Councils to combine biosolids such as sludge from sewage treatment works with processed greenwaste to produce a viable compost material, suitable for re-use on gardens. Both of these projects are reducing the amount of waste being disposed of at the Landfill.

BEAUTIFUL TREE ON THE TREELESS PLAINS The Tree Sculpture has been installed along the highway at the entrance to Nimmitabel. It was created by local artist Jesse Graham. The installation was a combined effort of Council staff, Cooma Cranes, Cooma Sand and Concrete, and Jesse himself. Funds for this project were raised by the local community. The concept was inspired by local resident Gwen Knaebler. The next step is to install solar panels to illuminate the sculpture.

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Editor, However it is you, the people Editor, On behalf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation As we celebrate the Day of of this great community of ours, and all the seriously ill children and their families Disability this week, it is timely to that I would most like to thank: that we support, I would like to thank the acknowledge the support that the those of you who help out with community for their fantastic support of Starlight’s people of the Monaro and Snowy social activities, respite care, work Mountains give to both adults and colleagues who are happy to help Christmas appeal. out in many ways. The Christmas countdown has now begun and children. Finally, to those of you who are As the parent of two adults with there are only 23 days until Christmas. lifelong disabilities, I am sure I speak always offering my son a lift – thank Starlight still urgently needs your support to for many when I thank a number of you, it is much appreciated (even reach our $1.5 million goal to connect seriously ill you: the support units at Monaro though he usually says no!) children to the joy of Christmas. Many times have friends and High School, Cooma Public and the We truly appreciate all the schools, community various pre-schools whose wonderful relatives commented on the groups, individuals and corporate partners staff provide structure, care and life supportive nature of the Cooma who have generously supported Starlight this education; Cooma Challenge and region and the high level of both Christmas by making a donation and writing Workability who provide much for services and support provided a ‘Message of Hope’ which has been sent to the adults and young people of our directly and indirectly. With thanks! seriously ill kids in hospitals all around the country. community; the small businesses Jan Sandercoe and employers for the opportunities Every day during this Christmas period over 400 Cooma and stability provided. seriously ill children will be admitted to hospitals across Australia. The challenges that families face all year round who have seriously ill and hospitalised children are December only amplified at Christmas time, a time when they Mon-Fri 7-11 Anglican Church and Friends, Laurine Mugridge, 6452 should all be at home together. 1167; As we all start to think about friends, family and Mon 14: Uniting Church, Ruth Allen, 6452 2709; special times together, I often try to imagine how Tue -Thur 15-17: town roster, Di Good, 6452 3516; different Christmas might be for a child with a Fri 18: RSL, Doug O’Donnell, 6452 1898; serious illness and their family. Mon-Thu 21-24: Catholic Church, Norma Lynch, 6452 3334; Please donate to Starlight this Christmas visit Fri 25: Public Holiday – Christmas Day or phone 1300 727 827. Mon 28: Public holiday – Bowing Day Tue-Wed 29-30: Lions Club, Margaret Keefe, 6452 2875; Louise Baxter Thu 31: Town roster, Di Good, 6452 3516; CEO

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They say a week is a long time in politics - last week seemed like a few decades came and went.

paid the price for trying to bring a bit of accountability into the NSW Parliament.

While Malcolm Turnbull fell foul of people who seriously don’t believe an ETS would do anything at all to save the planet (apart from putting more ordinary Aussie’s dollars into the government till), Nathan Rees

Tony Abbott may yet surprise by bringing unity to the Libs and creating a real coalition - provided his religious zeal doesn’t get in the way again.

However, in NSW, the rot continues. One sort of feels sorry for Nathan - he tried to oust the bully-boys, but without the loyality of his fellow politicians, he was doomed.

still controlling the government, but without having to face the cameras - that is, until one of them decides the dust has settled enough for one of them, or Mr Della Bosca, to take over as premier.

Now Mssrs Obeid and Tripodi can sit back in the background,

Mrs Kenealy may need to change her name - from Kristina to

“Patsy”. It’s going to be a very long 15 months before the drover’s dog gets up at the next state election. NSW - the state of utter debacle. Surely, somehow, this sorry excuse for democracy can be done away with?

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Lucky escape for eagle Canberra couple Chris and Louise Hervert, and The fast and thoughtful action of the Hervert children Nick and Kayla and friend Mikayla got family and quick LAOKO response meant that more than they bargained for on a water skiing another magnificent Wedge Tailed eagle will be weekend at Kalkite recently. seen soaring in the Snowy Mountain skies. They were about to abandon skiing due to the For injured wildlife call LAOKO on 6456 1313. strong wind and rain on Sunday morning when they spotted what looked like a swimmer out in the middle of Lake Jindabyne. On approach they discovered it was a young Wedge Tailed Eagle floundering in the water possibly not able to cope with the strong winds either. Seeing it was in trouble Mr Hervert’s son Nick scooped it up with a landing net and brought it to shore. (See below). They wrapped the fledgling eagle in a blanket, and phoned LAOKO’s wildlife emergency rescue number. LAOKO volunteer and rescuer Peter Graham immediately drove to Kalkite to assist. “It was a very saturated and bedraggled young eagle, exhausted and barely alive” Mr Graham said. “It appeared to have no other injuries” he added. Mr Graham took the bird home to dry out. Twenty four hours later Mr Graham returned to Kalkite, and after first spending some time orientating itself on top of Mr Graham’s truck, the eagle flew off majestically, apparently none the worse for its near drowning.




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be friends with forever. I saw some sights over Europe that I thought I would only see in books. There is something special about standing opposite the Colosseum in Rome or the Vatican City thinking to yourself, “I’m just a country boy from Cooma this is where the centre of the world was over 1500 years ago. Wow�. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and shake your head and say, “how did I get here??� I arrive home in less than two weeks and I can’t wait. Seeing everyone again and getting to see the sun will be a nice change, but I’m going to miss everything about this place, the people, the weather (even though I whine about it), nights out and being a “Gappie�, just having a whole year with no responsibility whatsoever. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my parents, they’re always excited to hear what I have been doing but never too impressed when I call and ask for a bit of money. I hope they are proud of what I have achieved this year. Doing a GAP year is one of the most rewarding things you could possibly do after leaving school. I think you need to take a year out and just live your life. Going straight into work is great but you will be working for most of your life, why not take a year out and do something you really want to do. The stories I am going to have for my kids are priceless and the life skills you learn you can’t buy anywhere. Pictured below, Nick Moon and Tahlia Nicholson supporting Brett White who made his test debut for Australia at Twickenham against the Kiwis.

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Audi Showroom in Phillip. “Those three projects alone demonstrate the diversity and strength of our local industry, but it goes further than that,” Mr Miller said. “Local companies have proved their mettle in a broad range of categories with Capezio and Co Pty Ltd, along with Goodwin Aged Care Services, winning the Department of Health and Ageing National Award for Lifestyle Housing for Seniors – Multi Unit Development, for Goodwin Village Blocks B & D.”

The executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said the degree to which the local industry had proved size was no barrier to out-performance, had been evidenced at last At the same time, Antos Constructions had won the Cbus weekend’s Master Builders Australia National Excellence in National Medium Density Award in the over five dwellings Building and Construction Awards held on the Gold Coast. category. “Companies and individuals operating in our local industry He said that where residential building was concerned, he took out no fewer than seven of the national awards, including was delighted that local companies Nature Coast Homes and some of the most prestigious and hotly-contested categories,” TT Architecture had won the National Project Home Award in he said. “However we could not be prouder than to have a the $350,000 to $500,000 category. local member, Matthew Kennedy, named as National Young Builder of the Year.” “But above all else, our industry is immensely proud that one of our up and coming members, Matthew Kennedy has Mr Miller said that John Holland Pty Ltd’s work on been awarded National Young Builder of the Year,” Mr Miller the National Portrait Gallery had earned the “National said. “Matthew is a credit to the industry and indicative of its Public Buildings Award” in the over $50 million category, promising future.” while Manteena Pty Ltd had been awarded the “National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award” in the $5 million to $10 million category for the new Bio Science Laboratories.

“I can only congratulate all our local winners at the national awards and suggest that their performance represents strong At the same time, Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd proof of the dynamism and quality of our local builders,” he had received the National Commercial/Industrial Construction said. Award in the under $5 million category for its work the Rolfe

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Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where ENJOYABLE CRUISE I invite you to explore some of the social events Valmai Mylan and Frank Rodwell are still and community happenings in our region. dreaming of their happy cruise taken a few weeks ago to New Zealand. If you would like to tell me of your special The Princess Line provided everything events or have community happenings coming one would wish for the perfect cruise- friendly up, please phone me on 64523137, mobile companions, delicious food, entertainment 0434352992 or email galore, magic ports to visit, and the sheer luxury au of the ship. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS and are back in time for your Christmas family get togethers which you enjoy so much. It’s that time of year where residents are busy putting up their Christmas lights and doesn’t it SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER give a festive air? 2XL is running the Christmas Lights Monaro Dance Studio’s fundraiser “Maos last Competition and I do hope there are many Dancer” last Thursday night was a big success entries. with crowded theatre, delicious supper and a Driving around the area last weekend I not display of dancing. only saw lights but an impressive Navitity scene But the biggest drawcard was the movie which will give much joy. itself – what a magnificent movie so moving Berridale is also holding a light up Berridale and gave us so much to think about? I believe Competition. This year’s prize will be for the it is the most beautiful movie I have seen for a best decorated residential dwelling and the long time. Very thought provoking as you see winner will receive a large hamper. in front of you the early, difficult culture of China Lights must be left on until 10.30pm thus compared with our lives here in Australia. ensuring the Berridale residents of being Monaro Dance Studio will continue to have automatically entered in the competition. fundraisers until their departure for America in the middle of next year where they perform at CHRISTMAS CAROLS Disneyland.. Christmas Carols will be held in Centennial INVITATION Park 6.30pm on Saturday night December 19 and of course everyone is invited. Cooma Library is holding a Christmas Craft Berridale will hold theirs on Friday December afternoon on Wednesday December 16 from 18 at 6.30pm in Berridale Lions Park. There will 3.30 to 4.30pm be a monster Christmas Hamper Raffle and This is suitable for school-age children and Santa will visit at 7.30pm cards, presents, craft and other goodies will be made. Please RSVP on 64551730.

Riposte Lisa Ashurst I know that things are getting smaller as technology strides ahead but I’m not sure I can see the point of a pen with a built in camera and the reason I’m bringing this up is because Twin I came across one of these in one of the many catalogues that have found their way to us lately. While the camera pen is not wildly expensive, it not that cheap either, but honestly, aside from the novelty aspect, why would you want one? “Maybe so you can take pictures of yourself when you’re writing stuff” Twin I suggested. “What? Who would take photos of themselves while writing? “Alix.” Okay, he has a point there. Daughter just loves cameras and can drain a new set of batteries in just one photo session of herself. In fact, prior to her moving to Canberra where she attends uni, Daughter would have regular photo sessions and I’d have regular hissies about flat batteries and a camera bursting at the seams with photos of her. It was how she amused herself when bored apparently. That was her excuse anyway. But back to the pen. “I know!” Twin I continued “Maybe it’s


so you can photograph what you’re writing! You know, like a photographic record!” “I don’t think so.” Seriously, I’ve got to wonder about that kid sometimes. Anyway, why would you need a pen with a built in camera? Most people have mobile phones these days and most mobile phones have cameras in them to cover you for the fact that you don’t always have your actual camera with you. Maybe the pen has been designed for when you not only haven’t got your camera with you but, god forbid, have also forgotten your phone. I’m assuming that on such an occasion there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye and you’ll be like “Oh yes! Thank god I’ve got my pen with me!” It’ll be something like that anyway. Oh well, it is that time of year when lots of novelty electronic stuff appears on the retail shelves and people get carried away and buy them. In most cases though, these things will end up in a drawer or cupboard somewhere, following the initial rush, never to see the light of day for years and years until someone comes across them while looking for something else. Then they try and remember what they are. Camera pens could end up like that.

Christmas garden workshop You are invited to Cooma Community Garden’s last workshop for 2009. It will be held on Saturday December 12, from 10am to 12pm We will be filling the garden beds, pruning tomatoes, and checking existing plants for disease and fungus. This will be a great time to learn about what can affect the vegie patch! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about your own garden. Workshop facilitator Peter Mitchell, as well as the rest of the group, will be happy to share their knowledge.

2009 we would like to celebrate the garden together. All we ask is that you please bring a plate of food to share at morning tea. VENUE: Cooma Community Garden, Uniting Church, Soho Street, Cooma. To register please phone 0414 787 774 or Email w w w. m o n a r o c o m m u n i t i e s . o r g . a u / coomagardens.html

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne Summer Series. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G, R) 3.30 The Kingdom Of Paramithi. (P, R, CC) 4.00 Pyramid. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, R, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) 8.00 What’s Good For You. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Cold Case. (M, CC) 9.30 Movie: Above Suspicion. (AV15+, 09, CC) Kelly Reilly, Jason Durr. 11.50 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 12.15 WIN News. (CC) 12.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R) 1.35 The Alice. (PG, R) 2.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Midday Report. (CC) National Press Club Address. (CC) Bushfire Summer. (G, R, CC) The Bill. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. The Best In Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) My Family. (PG, CC) Beautiful People. (M, R, CC) A comment by Simon’s boyfriend about his broken nose brings back childhood memories of an eventful school musical and his old rival Imelda. Creature Comforts. (G, CC) John Safran’s Race Relations. (Final, M, CC) . The Omid Djalili Show. (Final, PG, R, CC) Lateline. (CC) Answered By Fire. (M, R, CC) The Sideshow With Paul McDermott. (M, R, CC) Movie: The Spaniard’s Curse. (b&w, PG, 58, R, CC) Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) National Press Club Address. (R, CC) GP. (PG, R, CC) Collectors. (G, R, CC)



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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: The Rats. (M, 02, R, CC) Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R) New Idea TV. (G) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Come Dine With Me. (G) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Air Crash Investigations: Falling Fast. (PG, CC) City Homicide. (M, R, CC) When a family is murdered and their mansion ransacked, the eldest son, the sole survivor, becomes the prime suspect. The Take. (MA15+, CC) With the rise of the ’80s rave culture, Jimmy’s hopes of making it big in the drug scene are threatened by Freddie’s outrageous behaviour. Band Of Brothers. (M, R) The First 48: Cat And Mouse/Tell The Truth. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Toasted TV. (G) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) 9am With David & Kim. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Dr Phil. (M, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Accidentally On Purpose. (PG, CC) The Office. (PG, CC) Lie To Me. (M, R, CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M, R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, R, CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Numb3rs. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs.

6.00 Chinese News. 6.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Inter Milan v Rubin Kazan. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Office Tigers. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Versailles Stories: Marketing Marie-Antoinette. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. (CC) 6.00 E2 Energy: State Of Resolve. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (G, CC) 8.00 Oz & James’ Big Wine Adventure. (PG, CC) 8.30 Secrets & Lives: Last Chance Saloon. (M, CC) Part 2 of 4. Former alcoholic Brian Cox was once homeless and would drink aftershave, methylated spirits, or just about anything that would get him drunk, but today he is sober and dedicated to helping others kick the habit. 9.00 Designer People: Chris Lee. (CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 UEFA Champions League Hour. 11.00 Oz. (MA15+, R, CC) 1.05 Movie: The Over-Eater. (M, 03, R) 2.40 WeatherWatch. 5.20 Japanese News. 5.55 Hong Kong News.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Toasted TV. (G) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) 9am With David & Kim. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Bondi Vet. (PG, R, CC) Law & Order. (M, CC) Outrageous Fortune. (CC) The Hothouse. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, R, CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 2.15 Infomercials. (PG, R) 5.00 Bayless Conley. (PG) 5.30 Jesse Duplantis Ministries. (PG)





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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne Summer Series. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G, R) 3.30 The Kingdom Of Paramithi. (P, R, CC) 4.00 Pyramid. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, R, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 Getaway. (PG, CC) 8.30 Rescue Special Ops. (M, R, CC) 9.30 CSI: NY. (Return, M, CC) 10.30 ER. (M) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) 12.00 WIN News. (CC) 12.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R) 1.30 WWE Afterburn. (M) 2.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Midday Report. (CC) Millionaires’ Mission. (Final, M, R, CC) Stuff. (G, R, CC) The Bill. (M, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Journey Of Life: Living Together. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage: The Gulf Of Corinth. (G, CC) The New Black. (M, CC) Margaret Pomeranz chats with Samson & Delilah’s writer and director Warwick Thornton and introduces a series of short films featuring stories written and produced by indigenous people. Honeymoon In Kabul. (G, CC) Lateline. (CC) Live At The Basement. (PG, R, CC) Help Me Love My Baby: Sophie’s Twins. (PG, R, CC) Movie: A Matter Of Life And Death. (PG, 46, R, CC) Double The Fist. (M, R, CC) The Glass House. (M, R, CC) GP. (PG, R, CC) Rewind Moments. (G, R, CC) Collectors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Captive. (M, 98, R, CC) Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R) New Idea TV. (G) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Come Dine With Me. (G) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Gary Unmarried. (PG, CC) Whacked Out Sports. (PG, CC) See outrageous sporting bloopers from around the world. Movie: Face/Off. (M, 97, R, CC) John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon. An FBI agent has his own face replaced with that of a criminal in order to foil a plot to bomb Los Angeles. Movie: Another 48 Hrs. (M, 90, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Toasted TV. (G) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) 9am With David & Kim. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Dr Phil. (M, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Futurama. (PG, R, CC) The Cleveland Show. (CC). The Simpsons. (M, R, CC) Little Britain USA. (MA15+, R, CC) Californication. (Return, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, R, CC) Letterman. (PG) Law & Order: CI. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

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6.00 Chinese News. 6.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Juventus v Bayern Munich. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 A Fork In The Mediterranean. (G, R, CC) 4.00 Is Your House Killing You? The Kempler Family. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. (CC) 6.00 E2 Energy: Growing Energy. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Rex in Rome. (PG, CC) 8.30 Are You My Mother? (PG, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey. (M, R, CC) 11.05 Movie: The Cruellest Day. (MA15+, 02) 12.50 Movie: The Way I Spent The End Of The World. (MA15+, 06, R) 2.40 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.30 Japanese News.

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.30 Hazards, Disasters And Survival. (Final, G, R, CC) 6.00 Children’s Programs. 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Wild At Heart. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Unlikely Travellers. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Monarch Of The Glen. (Final, PG, R, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: Colter’s Hell. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Collectors. (Final, G, CC) 8.30 Wire In The Blood. (M, R, CC) Alex asks Tony for help in uncovering the identity of a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes and psychologists. 10.00 Beached Az. (G, R, CC) The whale and the seagull think a bluebottle is deaf after it refuses to chat with them. 10.05 John Safran: The Lost Pilot. (MA15+, CC) 10.30 Lateline. (CC) 11.05 Movie: The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: Ruby in the Smoke. (M, 06, R, CC) 12.40 Rage. (M)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne Summer Series. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G, R) 3.30 The Kingdom Of Paramithi. (P, R, CC) 4.00 The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, R, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 We Love Summer. (G, CC) 8.00 Rapid Response. (PG, CC) 8.30 Movie: The Bodyguard. (M, 92, R, CC) A professional bodyguard falls in love with his latest client, a popular singer-turned-actress. 11.10 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 11.40 WIN News. (CC) 12.10 Movie: Murder At 1600. (M, 97, R, CC) 2.10 Movie: The Amazing Howard Hughes. (PG, 77, R) 4.30 Good Morning America. (CC)

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Breath: The Pathogens We Breathe. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 The Children’s Crusade. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 The Brides Of Khan. (G, R, CC) 4.00 Classical Destinations: Bonn And Berlin. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. (CC) 6.00 E2 Energy: Coal & Nuclear – Problem Or Solution. (Final, G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Top Dogs: Adventures In War, Sea And Ice: Afghanistan. (PG, CC) 8.35 Top Gear Best Of Season. (PG, CC) Jeremy takes a spin in a MercedesBenz CLK Black. James travels to Los Angeles for the chance to drive a hydrogen-powered Honda FCX. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Erotic Tales. (MA15+, R, CC) 10.40 Erotic Tales. (M, R) 11.15 Movie: Lolita’s Club. (MA15+, 07) 1.00 Movie: Cazuza: Time Doesn’t Stop. (M, 04, R) 2.45 WeatherWatch. 5.20 Japanese News. 5.55 Hong Kong News.

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Home Alone 4. (PG, 02, R, CC) Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R) New Idea TV. (G) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Come Dine With Me. (G) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Better Homes And Gardens Summer. (G, R, CC) Fast Ed prepares a char grilled chicken salad. Dr Harry treats a scaredy cat who’s frightened of her own reflection. Movie: The Santa Clause 2. (G, 02, R, CC) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson. After spending the last eight years as Santa Claus, a man learns that he must find a bride if he wishes to retain the position. Movie: Get Shorty. (MA15+, 95, R, CC) Movie: Below. (M, 02, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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for everything but the girl


Mainstreet has you covered New and sporty brands now at Mainstreet Mick Askell and the team at Mainstreet clothing destination, Cooma, have been busy ordering, receiving and sorting their new season range of men’s sports fashion brands. The store is now the home to sports and leisure labels such as Lonsdale, Russell, PUMA and Canterbury as well as new street fashion brands including Henley and White with One. ‘We’ve found in recent times there’s been more demand for this kind of


range, more interest in it, so we’ve added to the options in store with these great new brands, just in time for Christmas,’ said Mick. The store is now also a supplier of very popular PUMA footwear – perfect for sport or casual. And they’ve also got you covered for the social events of the season ‘We’ve got suits for sale and hire for the races, formals and other occasions,’ Mick, ‘as well as some perfect Christmas said gifts for the men in your life’

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Cooma Chamber of Commerce Christmas Promotion

$8500 Cooma Cash

Vouchers to give away

Christmas drinks ideas Champagne Cup

Stocking fillers for Christmas made easy at Hydra Surf Boogie Boards Flying Disc Beach Soccer Beach Rugby NRL Swim Towels Flippers Snorkel Bags 45 Vale Street, Cooma

PH: 6452 1386

Preparation time 15 minutes Chilling time 1 hour Serves four to six 1/2 cup each fresh pineapple pieces, seedless grapes, halved, and orange segments 1/3 cup brandy 1/2 cup Grand Marnier 12 ice cubes 1 bottle champagne, well chilled 11/4 cups soda water or sparkling mineral water, well chilled a few cucumber slices 6 maraschino cherries Put the prepared fruit into a large, glass jug. Pour in the brandy and Grand Marnier and stir well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Just before serving, add the ice and pour in the champagne and the soda or mineral water. Decorate with the cucumber slices, add the cherries and serve immediately. Homemade lemonade 300g sugar 6 lemons 3 cups (750mL) water Soda water, to serve Peel lemon rind into strips. Squeeze juice from lemons into a jug, cover and store in the fridge. Place the sugar in a glass mixing bowl, stir in the lemon rind, cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight. Add 3 cups of boiling water to sugar and rind, stir until sugar has dissolved and add lemon juice. Strain syrup into a glass bottle, allow to cool and store in fridge.To serve, pour a small amount of syrup into a glass (less than you would use to make up cordial) and fill glass with soda water. Adjust to suit.

Voucher winner This week’s winner of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce Christmas voucher is Sharyn Hole of Berridale. She received her voucher from chamber vice president Richard Mack.



Cooma Chamber of Commerce Christmas Promotion Christmas drinks ideas

$8500 Cooma Cash

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46-ounce can pineapple juice Lime, orange or pineapple sherbet Peppermint Sticks



hristmas Stocking Fillers... SOMETHING FOR EVERY AGE!

Games Tonka

Back packs, bags, wallet, jewellery box Ben10

Mutant Monsters



Hot Wheels



$9.95 Liquid Patch The instant emergency tyre repair system that works while you drive. Available in 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 10L, and 20L

MACK’S AUTO & TYREPLUS 90 Sharp St Cooma Ph: 6452 1433

Shop 2, 69 Massie St, Cooma P. 6452 2334 F. 6452 2134 E.

1000kg Scissor Jacks




In punch bowl, add strawberry puree and pineapple juice. Pour into punch glasses. This recipe is sure to be a big hit with the kids. Top with a spoonful of sherbet. Don’t serve until ready to drink. Add peppermint stick in each glass for stirDirections: Ingredients: Place frozen strawberries in blender and stick and additional flair. 20 ounces frozen strawberries, puree. unsweetened

Kids Christmas Punch

Christmas is Magical Latest Game Titles now available


RETRAVISION COOMA your local games specialist have a massive range of games IN STOCK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS

All of December, except Christmas day OPEN 7 DAYS for your convenience

more than just the best price 55 5 5 SHARP SH STREET COOMA 6452 2541

The best gifts this Christmas


Cooma Chamber of Commerce $8500 Cooma Cash Vouchers to give away Christmas Promotion

Christmas ornaments to make Miniature presents

Cooma 64521463

Christmas Gift Ideas for the budding sewer in the family

• Cot quilt/ Wall hanging • Fancy cutting board

What you’ll need: Wooden cubes Acrylic paint in festive colors Festive ribbon White craft glue How to make it: Paint each cube with desired color. Let dry. If you like, make polka dots on your cube using a toothpick dipped in paint. Let dry Cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. Find the center of the ribbon and place a painted cube onto it. Wrap the ribbon around the cube as you would a regular present. Tie the ends into a bow, and then double knot the bow. Take the two open ends of the ribbon and bring the up together, tie in a knot at the top to create the hanger. Use a few dots of white glue to secure the ribbon to the cube. Tips: Wood cubes are available at your local craft supply store. Let children pick whatever colors they like for the paint, festive or holiday colors are not a requirement! If you prefer to make this a recycling project, use small boxes, such as a toothpick box.

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Cooma Plumbing Supplies 36 Bradley St, Cooma Phone: 6452 2559


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Ph: 6452 1634



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Vouchers to give away

Christmas events on Monaro Berridale Berridale will hold a Christmas Market being held on December 5 in Exchange square from 9am-1pm with Santa arriving for Santa photos at 11am. Santa will also have free treats for the kids. Stalls are available at $10 each, so contact Vanessa on 64563022 BH A Merry Mailbox competition will alos be held, where residents can register to decorate their mailbox in a Christmas theme. Registration is $2 per home and all proceeds will be donated to the Snowy River Hostel. Judging will occur in the week of December 20. Entry forms are available from retail outlets in Berridale. This competition was inspired by our ever popular postie who decorates her bike and helmet every Christmas much to the delight of local kids and oldies alike. Organisers are are hoping all of Sheila’s fans will participate to show their appreciation. Berridale’s carols by candlelight wil be held on December 19.

December 12, from 5.30pm. The event is based at the Bredbo Hall and will include a free sausage sizzle. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Jindabyne Carols by the lake Jindabyne’s carol service will be held on December 13 from 6pm at the Claypits. This annual event is a great family occasion, with participants encouraged to bring a picnic tea and join in the singing and church services.

Cooma Cooma’s annual Carols by Candlelight will be held in Centennial Park on Saturday December 19, from 7pm. Salvation Army Carols - Carol singing and family fun will be the order of the evening, in the park on the corner of Orana and Baroona Avenues, Cooma North on Sunday December. 20 Adaminaby Adaminaby will also hold Carols by Candlelight this yerar on Sunday December 20 Bredbo Christmas Capers The Bredbo Community Progress Association at the Village Green, from 6pm. will hold the town’s annual Christmas capers on


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4. wallet $59 5. lipstick holder $19.95 6. mirror compact $24.95

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We’ve got the whole outdoors in store for you this Christmas Catalogue out now - 2 weeks only finishes December 13


Monday December 21 Thursday December 24 7am - 9pm * FREE GIFT WRAPPING...

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P. 6452 2303 • F. 6452 2373

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more than just the tree this year!

Home Pressure System Introductory offer available to 15/12/09


PRESSURE SYSTEMS 129 Sharp St, Cooma Tel (02) 6452 2668 Fax (02) 6452 7996






Premium Finesse Low Sheen & Arcylic Sealer undercoat 4 litres




Was $49.90

NOW $39.90


Australis Natural Decking Oil 4 litres Was $75.50

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Finesse Arylic Sealer undercoat 20 litres





Christmas Gift Ideas Pocket Pets


Was $185.00


NOW $138.00 SAL


• Rat House • Mouse House • Rabbit & Guinea Pig Cages


Fish Favourites • Blue Planet Hexy tanks • Splish & Splash Tanks • Aqua One Tanks • Siamese Fighter Tank

Feathered Friends Cooma Pet Shop

73 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: 6452 6399 Fax: 6452 6160

W H O’ S



Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains

Phone: 131 161 For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

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Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services

Gregory Abraham ANIAME

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630

For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

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Summit Smash Repairs Country Wide Wool C & C Wassink - Self Storage Cooma Sand & Concrete

5. 6. 7. 8.

High Country Kitchens Elgas Snowy Sheds Southern Service Centre

9. 10. 11.

Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters

Pty Ltd

41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630

P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:


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Phone: David Abraham P. 02 6452 2262 M. 0417 431 966 F. 02 6452 4448 18 Holland Road, Polo Flat Cooma

Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

Monaro Wool Services

Pictured at Monaro Wool Services at Polo Flat are Cooma manager Ben Litchfield, Peter Gersak, Lou Moore and Shute Bell’s Managing Director Robert Ryan.

Monaro Wool Services are undergoing some positive movements in their business and their long relationship with Shute Bell Badgery Lumby has a lot to do with it. Shute Bell Badgery Lumby is one of the oldest and most recognised and respected company names in rural Australia. The company began operating in 1906, trading under the names of Schute Bell Badgery Lumby, Schute Bell Queensland, Wool Auctions of Australia, Goddard Wool Marketing and Monaro Wool Services. The company has an unrivalled reputation as a personalised and professional Wool Broker and Stock and Station Agent. Shute Bell also offers a professional and personalised service in Wool, Livestock, Property, Finance and Insurance.Having maintained a relationship with Monaro Wool Services for over 100 years, Cooma manager Ben Litchfield was happy to advise of Shute Bell’s reactivation of older branches across the Monaro, especially the investment in the purchasing of the Monaro Wool Services building at Polo Flat.

The purchasing of the building has demonstrated the commitment Shute Bell has in the Monaro as well as demonstrating their continuous commitment to their current clients and potential clients ensuring the stability of this relationship and the wool industry itself. ‘Although we are moving on to a new phase, fundamentally the ethos of the business will remain the same, and that is to continue to provide the advice and customer service to all our clients,’ Ben Litchfield said. Who better to understand the industry than Ben, who began his career at the tender age of 17 and has never worked in any other industry. Shute Bell’s Managing Director Robert Ryan said that the business relationship is about extending the profile of the Monaro and attracting a strong wool investment. Strangely enough, the Sydney office has a stronger turn over than its affiliated branches as the demand for Australian wool stems highly from China, Italy and India. These committed wool brokers work closely with the man on the land and pride themselves on their industry methods that are uniquely Australian.



Wednesday December 9, 2009

Berridale Public School presentation Berrdale Public School held their annual Awards Night last Thursday. Pictured left: principal Ian McCluggage and Josephine Southern, Teja Georgi and Molly Green who won the principal’s award, bottom left: sports champions Joshua Zammit and Courtney Doward, below: Stage 2 performing their musical piece, bottom: SC Writers Award Ebony McLeod, Jamie Lowe, Tori Lowe and Tim Gare.

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Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

If you are interested in advertising in this space, please contact Tracy & Narelle on 02 6452 0313

Everybody Needs a Shed!!!

Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Quality Construction Material Suppliers

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers


54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

Office & Wool Store

28 Holland Rd Polo Flat

Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

Bombala Woolstore Cnr Forbes & Badgery Street, Bombala NSW 2630 Fridays 9am - 5pm

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison


various shed sizes available very reasonable rates fully secured premises long or short term rental Packing boxes, plastic sheets and wraps now available for all your packing requirements

For enquiries phone Cathy: Mob 0417 274 010 • A/H 6452 1511 • 1 Airstrip Rd, Polo Flat EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE

General Road Freight Service COVERING Sydney • Melbourne • Cooma • NSW Snowy Mountains

Polo Flat Rd, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: (02) 6452 2412 Fax: (02) 6452 1537




Wednesday December 9, 2009















6.00 Rage. (PG) 11.00 Live From Abbey Road. (PG, R, CC) 12.00 Dynasties: The Aarons Family. (G, R, CC) 12.30 Best Of Australian Story: Right As Rain Pt 2. (R, CC) 1.00 Basketball. WNBL. Round 11. Logan Thunder v Townsville Fire. From Logan Metro, Queensland. 3.00 Soccer. W-League. First semi-final. 5.00 Bowls. NSW Open. Men’s pairs. Second semi-final. 6.00 Nigella Express. (G, R, CC) 6.30 Best Of Gardening Australia. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Hope Springs. (Final, PG, CC) 8.30 News. (CC) 8.35 The Bill. (PG, CC) The police raid the home of a known drug dealer hoping to catch him red-handed and use the evidence to pressure him into revealing his superior. 9.20 Taggart. (M, CC) After a promising young student is abducted, her mother’s “psychic” advisor approaches the team, claiming to be able to trace her whereabouts. 10.10 News. (CC) 10.15 Rebus. (M, R, CC) 11.25 Rage. (M)

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6.00 Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) 6.30 Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) 7.00 Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) 9.00 Kids’ WB. (Final, G) 9.05 Dennis & Gnasher. (C, CC) 9.35 Ben 10: Alien Force. (G, R) 10.05 Looney Tunes Classics. (G, R) 10.30 Streetsmartz. (Final, C, R, CC) 11.00 Pyramid. (C, CC) 11.30 The Shak. (C, CC) 12.00 Movie: I Was A Rat. (C, 01, R, CC) 2.00 Take 40 Live Presents… (PG) 2.30 Movie: The Wackiest Ship In The Army. (G, 60, R, CC) 4.30 Fishing Australia. (G) 5.00 David Attenborough’s Smart Sharks: Swimming With Roboshark. (PG) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Wipeout. (PG, CC) 7.30 Crusoe. (PG, CC) 9.30 AFI Awards. (M, CC) Julia Zemiro presents the Australian Film Institute Awards, from Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. 11.30 Movie: Dirty Deeds. (M, 02, R, CC) 1.30 Movie: Poor Cow. (M, 67, R) 3.30 Gilligan’s Island. (G, R) 4.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.30 Bewitched. (G, R) 5.00 Creflo A Dollar. (G) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R)

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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Q&A. (R, CC) 10.00 Carbon Cops: The Barrie Family. (G, R, CC) 10.30 The Fundamentalists. (PG, R, CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Best Of Landline. (CC) 1.00 Best Of Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Lost Cities Of The Ancients: The Cursed Valley Of The Pyramids. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Soccer. W-League. Second semi-final. 5.00 Boys Don’t Dance. (G, R, CC) 6.00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Schools Spectacular. (CC) 8.55 News. (CC) 9.05 Movie: Albert’s Memorial. (M, 09, CC) David Warner, David Jason. 10.15 Compass: Parliament Of The World’s Religions. (CC) 11.15 Iconoclasts: Paul Simon And Lorne Michaels. (PG, R, CC) 12.10 Movie: Till The Clouds Roll By. (G, 46) 2.35 Movie: The Body Snatcher. (b&w, PG, 45, R, CC) 4.00 The Pet Show. (G, R, CC) 4.30 GP. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Collectors. (G, R, CC)

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G) Handy Manny. (G, R) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) The Replacements. (G, R, CC) Phineas And Ferb. (G, R, CC) Erky Perky. (C, R, CC) Flipper & Lopaka: The Search For Neptune’s Trident. (C, R, CC) Eclipse. (PG, CC) V8 Xtra. (Final, G) Motor Racing. Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. From Sydney Olympic Park. According To Jim. (G) The Animal Extractors: Pets In Peril. Stonehenge Decoded. (PG, R, CC) Sydney Weekender: Summer Series. (G) News. (CC) No Leave, No Life: ACT. (G, CC) Borderline. (PG, CC) Kingdom. (PG, CC) Wallander. (M, CC) Inspector Kurt Wallander uncovers a link between two apparently unconnected cases, the death of a man from a heart attack and the murder of a taxi driver. Movie: American Beauty. (MA15+, 99, R) Movie: Bad Manners. (M, 97, R) Home Shopping. (G)

Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Kochie’s Business Builders. (G, CC) Spirit Of Yachting. Motor Racing. Targa New Zealand. Movie: Paradise, Hawaiian Style. (G, 66, R) Movie: Earthquake. (PG, 74, R) The Rich List. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG, R, CC) Border Patrol. (PG, CC) Outback Wildlife Rescue. (G, CC) Hosted by Ernie Dingo. Bones. (M, R, CC) Hodgins compromises the investigation into the death of one of the Jeffersonian’s major donors, when he removes evidence linking him to the case. Castle. (M, R, CC) Castle and Beckett try to piece together events that led to the death of a teenager, whose body was found floating in a rowboat in a Central Park lake. Band Of Brothers. (M, R) The First 48: Get That Money/ Senseless. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today. (CC) Surfsport. ASP World Tour. Billabong Pro Teahupoo. Highlights. Cybershack. (PG) The ARIA Music Show. (PG) Cycling. Cronulla International Grand Prix. From Cronulla, NSW. Movie: Look Who’s Talking Too. (PG, 90, R, CC) The Pursuit. (Final, PG) Great Aussie Cook-Off. (Final, G) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) 20 To 01. (PG, R, CC) David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood: Dragons Of The Dry. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Hostage. (M, 05, R, CC) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jonathan Tucker. True CSI: Cold Blood. (AV15+, R) Movie: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. (PG, 67, R) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Young Lions. (M, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne Summer Series. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G, R) 3.30 Kingdom Of Paramithi. (P, R, CC) 4.00 Pyramid. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) 8.00 The Middle. (PG, CC) 8.30 The Mentalist. (M, R, CC) 9.30 Flashpoint. (M, CC) 10.30 Burying Brian. (M) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 12.00 WIN News. (CC) 12.30 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 2.00 Matlock Police. (M, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Best Of Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Movie: Behind The Headlines. (b&w, PG, 37, R, CC) The Occasional Cook. (G, R, CC) The Bill. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. An Island Parish. (G, R, CC) Once A Soldier: On Parade. (R, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Elders With Andrew Denton. (PG, CC) Lilies. (PG, CC) After the family encourages Billy to visit a badly injured friend from the war, the encounter makes him confront his own homosexuality. Make ’Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America. (PG, CC) Lateline. (CC) Aussie Battlers. (MA15+, R, CC) Movie: Stage Door Canteen. (b&w, PG, 43) Movie: Youth Runs Wild. (b&w, PG, 44, R, CC) Bowls. NSW Open. Men’s pairs. GP. (PG, R, CC) Collectors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Twelve Mile Road. (PG, 03, R, CC) Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R) New Idea TV. (G) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Come Dine With Me. (G) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) The Force: Behind The Line. (PG, R, CC) Destroyed In Seconds. (PG, CC) Movie: The Waterboy. (M, 98, CC) A simple-minded man becomes a star football player when he learns to channel all the humiliation he has suffered into aggression. 30 Rock. (PG, R, CC) Parks And Recreation. (M) It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. (M) Hot Auctions. (G) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

sbs one Toasted TV. (G) Scope. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Pearlie. (C, CC) Hit List TV. (PG) Golf. Australian PGA Championship. Third round. From the Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course, Queensland. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Don’t Forget The Lyrics. (G, CC) Merlin. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Aliens. (M, 86, R, CC) Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen. The sole survivor of a crew slaughtered by aliens is awakened from cold sleep and enlisted to lead a regiment to a colonised planet which has suffered a mysterious fate. White Collar. (M, R, CC) Sex And The City. (MA15+, R) Sex And The City. (M, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (G, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) Leading The Way. (G) Hour Of Power. (G)

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WorldWatch. Russian News. Greek News. Arabic News. Indonesian News. WeatherWatch & Music. Turkish News. The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky. (G, R) The Desert Castle. (G) Portrait Of Bernice Coppieters. (G, R) Newshour With Jim Lehrer. (CC) Humanimal: The Run-In With Wolves. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) MythBusters. (G, CC) Iron Chef. (G, CC) Japanese cooking show in which a renowned chef and his challenger have one hour to cook a banquet based on a single ingredient. RocKwiz. (PG, CC) Music quiz show, featuring Jess Cornelius and Mike Rudd. Hosted by Julia Zemiro and adjudicated by Brian Nankervis. Movie: Tell No One. (AV15+, 06) Shorts On Screen. NEWStopia. (M, R, CC) Decadence: Family. (G, R, CC) WeatherWatch.

sbs one Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Pearlie. (C, CC) Fishin’ Trip. (G) Hosted by Jason Kennedy. Discover Downunder. (G) Infomercials. (G, R) Hit List TV. (PG) Golf. Australian PGA Championship. Final round. From the Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course, Queensland. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Don’t Forget The Lyrics. (PG, CC) Glee. (Final, PG, CC) Movie: Little Miss Sunshine. (M, 06, R, CC) Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell. A family of misfits embarks on a cross-country journey so the youngest daughter can compete in the finals of a national beauty pageant. Movie: Adaptation. (MA15+, 02, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (G, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs.

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Scope. (C, CC) Toasted TV. (G) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) 9am Summertime. (Return, PG, CC) News. (CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G, R) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Futurama. (PG, CC) Supernatural. (M, CC) Sam and Dean uncover what appears to be a series of ghostly murders in a small town. SGU Stargate Universe. (New series, M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, R, CC) Letterman. (PG) Sex And The City. (MA15+, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 There’s Something About Mary Magdalene. (PG, R, CC) 2.25 Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 How To Live To 101 Without Trying. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 The Crew. (G) 5.30 Futbol Mundial. 6.00 Global Village: Vienne. (G, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG, CC) 8.35 Man Vs Wild: Moab Desert. (G, CC) Adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls travels to Utah’s Moab Desert, a popular extreme sports destination boasting sweltering temperatures and deadly predators. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 The Fixer. (New series, M, CC) 10.55 Entourage. (Return, M, CC) 11.25 Alter Ego. (MA15+) 12.25 Movie: Blood: The Last Vampire. (M, 00, R, CC) 1.20 WeatherWatch. 5.20 Japanese News. 5.55 Hong Kong News.

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WorldWatch. A Fork In The Road. (G, R) Everyone Loves A Wedding. (R, CC) Sarah Brightman: Symphony in Vienna. (G, R) Hungarian Rhapsodies. (G, R) Futbol Mundial. Speedweek. Football Asia. UEFA Champions League Magazine. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Highlights. The World Game. Thalassa: Running The Strait. (CC) World News Australia. (CC) A History Of Scotland: Hammers Of The Scots. (PG, CC) Heston’s Feasts. (PG, CC) John Adams. (M, CC) Left shaken in the aftermath of the Battle of Concord, the first military engagement of the American Revolutionary War, Adams throws his support behind the Independence movement. Inspector Montalbano. (M, R) Movie: Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God. (M, 06, R) WeatherWatch. Japanese News. Hong Kong News.

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Star Portraits With Rolf Harris. (Final, G, R, CC) 1.00 The New Inventors. (Final, G, R, CC) 2.00 The Bill. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.05 Picture Perfect Homes. (G, CC) 6.15 Gavin Stamp’s Orient Express. (Final, G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Grumpy Old Men. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Backstairs Billy: The Queen Mum’s Butler. (G, CC) A look at William Tallon, an ironmonger’s son who went on to become Steward and Page of the Backstairs, a member of the Queen Mother’s personal staff for over five decades. 9.25 Family Brat Camp. (M, R, CC) 10.15 Lateline. (CC) 10.50 God Is Green. (PG, R, CC) 11.35 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, R, CC) 12.45 Movie: The Red Shoes. (G, 48, R, CC) 2.55 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 3.25 Good Game. (M, R, CC) 3.55 Eagle And Evans. (M, R, CC) 4.30 GP. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Collectors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne Summer Series. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G, R) 3.30 Kingdom Of Paramithi. (P, R, CC) 4.00 Pyramid. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 Survivor: Samoa. (PG, CC) 8.30 Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. (PG, 02, R, CC) Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Australian Poker Hero. (Final, M) 12.30 WIN News. (CC) 1.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Division 4. (b&w, M, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

6.00 Early News. (CC) 7.00 Toasted TV. (G) 7.30 Totally Wild. (C, CC) 8.00 Toasted TV. (G) 8.30 Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) 9.00 9am Summertime. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG, CC) 1.00 The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG, CC) 3.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 4.00 Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G, R) 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) 6.30 Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) 7.30 Accidentally On Purpose. (PG, CC) 8.00 The Office. (PG, CC) 8.30 White Collar. (M, CC) Peter and Neal investigate the theft of gold and artefacts from Iraqi museums during the US occupation. 9.30 Numb3rs. (M, CC) 10.30 News/Sports Tonight. (CC) 11.15 The 7PM Project. (PG, R, CC) 11.45 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 12.30 House. (M, R, CC) 1.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 4.00 Religious Programs.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita. (G, R, CC) 2.30 Tales From A Suitcase: Abeda Iqbal And Massooda Hassan. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Corner Gas. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Wine Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. (CC) 6.00 Global Village: Mejunje/Die Schwebefäehre. (G, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Allergy Planet. (G, CC) 8.30 The Circuit. (M, CC) The inquest into Clarry’s death takes a heavy toll. Peter deals with the fallout from The Junction riot. Drew’s argument with Mick over his son’s future draws unexpected hostility from Bella. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hot Docs: La Vida Loca. (M, CC) 11.45 Movie: Cockles And Mussels. (M, 05, R) 1.25 Iraq, My Country: An Exile’s Return To Samawa. (M, R, CC) 2.25 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.20 Japanese News. 5.55 Hong Kong News.

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: A Grandpa For Christmas. (PG, 07, CC) Murder, She Wrote. (PG, R) New Idea TV. (G) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Come Dine With Me. (G) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Gary Unmarried. (PG, CC) Whacked Out Sports. (PG, CC) See outrageous sporting bloopers from around the world. Private Practice. (M, CC) Addison is shaken by the unwelcome arrival of her father. The Amazing Race. (Final, PG, CC) 30 Rock. (PG, R, CC) Parks And Recreation. (M) It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. (M) Auction Squad. (G, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



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St Patricks School awards day Far right: Zali Steiner and Emma Tangye. Right: deputy principal Kevin Dunne presents Emily Pearce with her award. Bottom right: St Pats infants students on stage. Below: Principal Phil Stubbs congratulates new captain Thijs de Ruijter.

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Claire’s Gardening notes for December with Claire Caldwell of Cooma Gas & Garden the festive season. Shopping for gifts, cleansing, cooking, seaweed solution on a regular basis. Seaweed tonics help and maybe a bit of gardening as well as working will keep to strengthen the cell walls in plants so they are better able Supplies We have reached the last month of another year with December upon us. The month of Christmas festivities, the first official month of summer, and the hot (and probably very dry weather). November would have passed with flying colours as a month of summer this year with quite a few sizzling hot days and very little rain. We can only hope and pray that the man upstairs relents and sends some wet days and reasonable summer temperatures. Being December, and with Christmas approaching fast, we will be caught up in the usual rush to get organised for

most of us on our toes as we prepare to celebrate with family and friends. Our gardens will definitely need constant attention as the hot weather sets in with plenty of watering, weeding and pest control to keep us busy.

Pest Control. Some pesky critters that will make their presence felt will be aphids, two spotted mite, pear and cherry slug, earwigs, snails (if we get any rain), thrips, scale and caterpillars. Some diseases that could appear include powdery mildew and black spot on roses. Correct identification of an insect or disease is important so the appropriate control measures can be implemented. Keeping plants growing well with good cultural practices will help reduce the incidence of pest and disease attack. Some pests will have a short life cycle and may disappear without causing too much damage – this is so with some of the beetles that have been seen this season, for example the nectar scarab beetle that seems to enjoy pale coloured rose flowers. Weeding. Keeping weeds at bay will also reduce the numbers of unwanted insects in the garden as weeds provide a welcome food source for many of these. Disease can also be spread via these insects to your garden plants, including vegetable crops. Weeds will also take the precious moisture from the soil and plant nutrients, thus robbing your plants of these two most important growth sources. Water. This looks like being the most time consuming and expensive exercise for the next few months. To make the most of the water that you will need to use to keep your garden thriving, following a few common sense practices will help keep the expense and amount of water used down. Only water early in the morning, late in the evening and overnight. (Water roses early in the day). Use drip irrigation systems. Try using timers on your taps. Give good long soaking less often rather than many short waterings. Use a wetting agent on garden beds and lawns – this will help your water to penetrate the soil layers. Plant plants that have similar water requirements together. Use plenty of mulch on bare soil surfaces and around plants. If watering your lawn don’t mow too low. The longer grass will provide shade for its neighbouring grass. Give all your plants a boost with a

to cope with the hot and dry conditions. Potted plants will need daily attention to check if they are in need of water. Don’t get into a regular once a week habit eg Monday morning at 10 am watering regime. Every plant will have different requirements as well as the many other variables that will determine the timing of watering. The size of the pot, the type of potting mix, the position of the pot (full sun, part shade, full shade), length of time in the pot (is plant root bound?), the type of plant (research your particular plants’ needs). Don’t forget no two plants are the same even if they are roses, petunias, etc.

Fertilising. Once your general overall garden spring fertilising has been done there are still some garden plants that will need continual feeding. These include vegetables, annuals and roses. Give tomatoes, strawberries and any other flowering plants a good fertiliser that has a higher nitrogen content to keep them growing quickly and tasting sweeter. One excellent fertiliser that we have tried for roses is the SUDDEN IMPACT FOR ROSES. We have had really good results in our own gardens. Mulch. Mulching was mentioned in the section on watering and now to elaborate about successful mulching. Always make sure that the soil is wet before applying any mulch or the mulch could act as a barrier to letting any rain or irrigation through to the soil and therefore to the plants’ roots. Mulch will keep your already moist soil moist and lessen the amount of evaporation. Other benefits of mulch is that it helps keep weeds from growing and improves soil structure over time as it breaks down. Keep renewing mulch as eventually it will break down and disappear. Good mulching materials include Lucerne, Sugarcane, Bark Chips, Straw, Pea Straw, Compost, composted grass clippings that are weed free, inorganic mulches such as pebbles, crushed granite and scoria. Christmas Gift Giving. Some ideas for the home and garden conscious among us include. Plants. Trees, shrubs, roses (many in flower), potted colour, perennials and indoor plants. Pots and Planters. Glazed and Terracotta, Indoor, Courtyard and Garden. Garden Ornaments. Gnomes, Birdbaths, Traditional Statues and Quirky Statues. Practical. Secateurs, gloves, fertilisers, watering cans, hoses, mulches etc. and not forgetting the invaluable GIFT VOUCHER. Catalogue. Don’t forget to check out the latest catalogue for loads of ideas for all your family members. Finally, we do LAYBY so get in now to miss the rush. To see more of the products we have check out our web site at To all our valued customers and friends, have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. (With plenty of rain). Pictured at left, Michelle Peters (top) and Bernice Fleming were lucky winners of $250 vouchers in the Thrifty Link catalogue. They are pictured with Nola and Nelson Wallace.

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Wednesday December 9, 2009

Youth in farming: our future The NSW Farmers’ Association says the future of farming is in the hands of young farmers! All farmers aged 18 – 35 are invited to attend the NSW Farmers’ Association’s Young Farmers Forum in Narrabri on Friday (December 11) for a chance to meet others in the industry with a similar focus. “Young farmers are looking at how we will manage the land and our environment into the future, and this forum will explore the key opportunities and challenges facing agriculture,” Young Farmers’ Council Chair Sam Gunn said. “It’s a great chance for us all to network and hear speakers from across our sector talk about some of the hot topics for agriculture in the modern day,” he said. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong will address the forum and says the Association is committed to fostering the talents of young farmers in NSW. “Our industry needs committed, forward thinking champions as we face the challenge of dealing with

climate change in a global context,” Mr Armstrong said. “This forum is a fantastic chance to pull together peers in industry to discuss ways in which we can continue to cater for this generation,” he said. The forum is funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under its Australian Farming Future program. Speakers will include author, TV personality and environmentalist Tanya Ha, the Australian Farm Institute’s Mick Keogh, NSW Farmers’ Association Young Farmer Council Chair Sam Gunn, Farmer of the Year Michael O’Brien and Young Farmers’ of the Year Stephen and Amity Chase. This event is free and includes accommodation in Narrabri and a barbecue dinner and refreshments following the forum. For more information head to www. or call 1300 794 000.

Changes to RLP Act New changes to the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 passed in Parliament last week will help improve the long term viability and relevance of the Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) system, NSW Minister for Primary Industries Tony Kelly said. “These approved changes aim to stop excessive rate rises in the future, and to manage a smooth transition to a more equitable and easier to understand per hectare rating system,” he said. LHPA ratepayers and rural communities will benefit from the changes, which will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the rating system and ensure excessive rate rises are avoided in the future. The changes include increased Ministerial decision making powers for rates and the deferral of the introduction of a per hectare rating system until at least 2012. “The State Government has been listening to the concerns of rural communities and looking at how this reform process can be improved to ensure consistency for ratepayers,” Mr Kelly said.

“While the State Government stands by the need for significant changes to the old RLPB system, as identified by the Hon Richard Bull in his report to the Government, we have shown we are prepared to recognise issues raised, and make necessary improvements. “Based on the actions of a few Authorities in setting rates this year, it is clear the autonomy of local LHPAs needs to be balanced with some Ministerial oversight of rates approvals. “By enabling ministerial approval of proposed rates, I can play a more hands on and effective role in helping to achieve a fair and effective new system. “The changes also include the ability for LHPA’s to introduce the capacity to divide districts into zones and to charge different rates for each zone.” Mr Kelly said he made a commitment in Parliament that he will not approve increases in the general and animal health rates that would result in an increase in revenue collected by an individual authority from these rates in excess of CPI.

Last Monday’s sheep and lamb sale saw lambs sell to $106.

Excellent results for Cooma sheep sale Cooma Associated Agents report on an excellent yarding of new season lambs plus sheep at Cooma last Monday November 30. Some 4,200 sheep were yarded plus close to 4,000 lambs. Demand was very strong for all classes with medium to heavy mutton dearer by up to $5-6 compared to the last sale while there were good runs of fresh new season suckers penned which met strong support from Woolworths, Coles, Southern Meats and several other orders, marking from $84 to $106. Heavy sucker lambs $97-106 Medium sucker lambs $84-96 Light sucker lambs $66- $78 Store XB lambs $58 - $74 Heav wethers $78 - $83 Heavy ewes $70 - $82 Medium weight ewes and wethers $40 - $58 Lightweight ewes and wethers $25 - $38 XB hoggets to $75 Heavy rams $55 - $63. The next sale is on December 14.

38, $95; B & V Buckley, BC, 60, $94; J & R Rudd, E, 39, $93; WC & DI McDonald, BC, 134, $92. Store lambs BM Wallace & Son, BWA, 135 $74; CJ Massey, BWA, 154, $66; MJ Miners, LMk, 78, $64. Wethers P & A Jamieson, BWA, 42, $83; I Davis, BC, 4, $80; HW Cotterill, Lmk, 62, $77; J & B Crawford, BWA, 17, $78; TD Lewis, Lmk, 74, $74; Knockaolong, E, 42 $70; Knockalong, 73, $65; J Bridges, BC, 78, $53. Ewes R Coffey, BWA, 19, $84; BM Wallace, BWA, 74, $82; I Davis, BC, 49 $80.60; Shanley Caddigat, Lmk,17 $78.80; R Southwell , Lmk, 36, $72.40; Loplexia P/L, E, 53, $70; M & J Burns, E, 15, $63; O Read, BC, 50, $58; M & M Green, JM, 17, $62.

Quotations Store sheep Shorn lambs BM Wallace & Son, BWA, 127, 1sr X ewe AW & B Cadwell (JM), 33, $103; G & L lms, unshn, $78.50; JB Starr, BWA, 55, M/w, Stokes (BC) 18, $88. 2yrs, Aug shn, $60; K Clifford, Lmk, 66 M/w 1 1/2yrs, Nov shn, $48.50; Knockalong, E, 108 Sucker lambs M/e, 1 yr, Oct shn, $46. . P & M Sands, Lmk, 75, $106; TJ Lonergan, BWA, 23, $98; Lake Plain, Lmk, 74, $100; RJ Hain. E, 42, $97, Springmore Past Co, BWA,

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New Premier

The NSW Farmers’ Association said it looks forward to discussing the needs of rural and regional NSW with new Premier Kristina Keneally. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong said the Association will continue working to ensure that all sides of politics in NSW understand issues outside of the major cities. “We look forward to meeting with the Premier at the earliest convenience, and getting her up to speed quickly,” he said. “The Association is committed to working with the Government and Premier of the day in order to advance the development of regional and remote NSW. “We have had a strong working relationship with Nathan Rees, and we would like to wish him well into the future,” he said.


Wednesday December 9, 2009


Look after the ewes who look after you Here it is December and that should mean weaning time for you sheep producers. And the feed is limited, which makes weaning all the more essential, so that the lambs don’t drag the ewes too far back in condition. Except for cross-bred lambs that are close to finishing, most ewe and lamb units are better split and managed separately when feed is anything other than plentiful. As much as lambs benefit from the milk they might still be getting from their mums, it is a better if that feed goes straight to the lamb. The efficiency of turning grass into growth of a lamb is best direct. Energy is lost in making milk and then using that to provide energy to the lamb. As you wean, try and make time to condition score the ewes. From weaning to joining, they need to regain condition if they are going to get back into lamb and particularly if you would like them to have twins. The ewes who have produced the most milk are likely to be in lighter condition, except for those few areas where feed stayed high in quality and quantity over lambing. Unless you shear late in the year, the wool will be hiding the condition of your sheep. So to properly assess your ewes, you need to lay your hands on them and feel the fat reserves (or the lack of them). If you can find your LHPA calendar, there is a condition scoring chart to guide you. There is no need to get too fussy about the number score and just what makes a 2 score or 3 score – people will soon get into half scores and then “a bit better than a 1 and a half”. What is important is to get your hands familiar with the feel of the bones and muscles and feel the variation within your mob of sheep.

You can condition score by feeling the ribs, or by feeling the backbone at the level of the short ribs, just in front of the hips. I prefer the backbone – it just seems more convenient and you can feel across the tip of the spine and the ends of the short ribs with your hand in the one spot. With your hand, you are feeling the top of the bone, and the meat and fat layer that separates the bone from the skin. If the sheep are skinny, the bone stands out quite sharply and you will also clearly feel the square bony ends of the short ribs. With more condition – muscle and fat, the spine feels more triangular in cross section. Skinny sheep have a profile like the Eiffel Tower, better sheep, more like Mt Fuji. And when things are good, it’s more like Mt Kosciuszko, rounded rather than pointy. At weaning, there should be a fair bit of variation in the ewe mob, as some will have reared twins, while others reared none. If a ewe is in score 3 condition – where the spine is just felt, but its all quite round – then she only needs to maintain condition until joining. The girls who have reared twins are the ones to give the best feed and their spines will be sticking out enough to show that they need it. If you can draft up your ewes on condition, then you can ration out the feed better to the ones who have earned it. Give them the best paddock or a lighter stocking rate. Hand-feeding is also an option, but everyone wants to have a bit of a rest from that if they can.

CSIRO grazing trial at Delegate CSIRO scientist John Kirkegaard affecting crop growth and grazing in and two other scientists addressed a the area. gathering of farmers at the property Pictred above: John Kirkegaard of John Jeffries, at Delegate. addressing the group of interested The group met at Delegate Station, farmers. before heading out to examine the Below: The farmers and scientists various crop trials and discuss issues visited a site at Delegate.

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Cooma’s Celebrate Ability day was held last Thursday, December 3, to coincide with World Disability Day. Pictured top: Professional didgeridoo players Uncle J and Peter Swain entertained the crowd. Middle left: Brent Peters who won the award for Employee of the Year, middle right: Deputy mayor Dean Lynch opened the event, and Aunty Rae gave the official welcome to country, above: Ellie Hodak enjoyed her meeting with Canberra Raiders Sam Williams, Jack Wighton and Luke Berkery. The event also featured Ernie Constance, a free sausage sizzle from the Rotary Club, a fire truck display, information stalls, face painting and cup cake decorating with the Cooma TAFE.


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Skilled trade shortages re-emerge The latest Housing Industry Association-Austral Bricks Trades Report shows that a surplus availability of tradespeople in the residential sector was a one quarter wonder, reversing in the September 2009 quarter. The HIA, Australia’s largest building industry organisation, said that at the very start of a modest home building recovery the availability of tradespeople had already slipped back into shortage. HIA’s Chief Economist, Dr Harley Dale said that trade availability deteriorated in the September 2009 quarter to -0.07, from +0.10 in June, meaning tradespeople were defined as being in moderate under supply. “At the same time trade rates were effectively flat, a

good situation for renovators and home buyers alike, especially with interest rates back on the rise,” Dr Dale said. The HIA-Austral Bricks Trades Price Index inched up by 0.5 per cent in the September 2009 quarter to be 3.1 per cent lower than the comparable period last year. “With little price pressure, and trade availability still considerably better than it was up until late last year, it is a good time to engage in renovating an existing property or building a new home. “The pressing concern is that this situation won’t last and labour shortages will re-emerge by mid 2010 as a major constraint on the ability of the housing industry

to grow both in terms of new home building and renovation activity. “It is vital for all levels of government to keep the training of apprentices and trainees as a priority, encouraging young people to not only start a trade but to complete the training. “Failure to constantly address the structural shortage of skilled labour will inhibit the recovery in the housing industry, denting economic growth and affordability along the way,” Dr Dale said.



Wednesday December 9, 2009

Santa comes more than once a year in Jindabyne Santa Claus swapped a sleigh for motor cycle to drive to the Out of School Hours Care Christmas Party in the Jindabyne Central School grounds on Friday afternoon, November 27. After being mobbed by children from the 130 families attending, he made his way to his throne where his wife Mary Christmas, together with his North Pole staff, Mikaela and Salinka, awaited him.

The children were entertained with a lively dance performance by the Village People. This was followed by Lavender Lilly, all the way from Thredbo, encouraging audience participation and looking like the Pied Piper, she finally led a Congo line around the gymnasium. Then each child received a present from Santa before joining their parents for a sausage sizzle.

Above: Lavender Lilly had a captive audience. Below: Santa with his wife and the North Pole staff, Mikaela and Salinka.

Lavender Lilly leads the Congo line.


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Traineeship - Retail/Business Dick Smith Electronics is offering a 12 month Traineeship to one young person here in Cooma commencing December 2009. To qualify you MUST currently be completing your HSC in 2009. You will receive on the job training in Retail and will attend TAFE to complete the Certificate 3 and 4 in Business Administration.

Dick Smith Electronics is an equal opportunity employer offering a pleasant and supportive work environment in a dynamic and exciting industry. Weekly salary, Annual leave, sick leave and superannuation are offered in accordance with the appropriate award.

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Come and join us at the Stockman's Restaurant at the Best Western Marlborough Motor Inn. Open for Xmas lunch. Hot and Cold Smorgsboard. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PHONE 64521133 After 21 years of collecting pallets for kindling for aged persons, I would like to inform everyone that these operations will cease from 31st December 2009. Richard West

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CERRO, Giovanna Maria Passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30th 2009 at her residence, formerly of Denison St, Cooma. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of GIOVANNI, Mother of LUISE, GINO AND MARIA. Adored Nonna and Great Nonna to all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The relatives and friends of the late GIOVANNA MARIA CERRO attended her funeral mass in the St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cooma on Friday December 4th, 2009. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege proceeded to the Cooma Lawn Cemetery. Riposa In Pace Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Director Family Owned & Operated FDA 02-64522094



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In Memoriam

Lynnette, Toni, Nathan and Katrina

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Wednesday December 9, 2009

Local team in MS bike ride



Several keen local bike riders entered ‘The Gong Ride’ in support of Multiple Sclerosis Australia in early November this year. Among them were Noel Battye (age 67), his son-in-law Steven Joyce and Noel’s grandson, Regan Caldwell (age 13). The Gong Ride is a one of a kind fundraising event. Entrants pedalled 90km from Sydney to Wollongong on the first Sunday of November and experienced the camaraderie, fellowship, unity, safety, scenery and sense of achievement for pedalling in support of people living with MS. The numbers this year were capped at 10 000 riders. The day started badly for Regan as he was involved in an accident when his back wheel was hit by another rider resulting in a fall which caused him to hit the guard rail on the side of the road. Regan sustained some gravel rash to his elbow and leg. Considering the potential for a more serious outcome he was quite lucky. The fall also damaged the front wheel of his bike which made it unrideable and he had to push it to the nearest check point located 2 km down the road.

Here he was fortunate enough to have the mechanics from the Bike Hub Service Centre effect temporary repairs which enabled him to continue the ride he was also thankful for the first aid rendered by the ambulance team. As this event was an introduction to large group participation for Regan the optional distance of 58km was chosen. This route travelled through the Royal National Park and Sea Cliff Bridge Area provided some great scenery and an unforgettable riding experience. As soon as we entered Nicholson Park Noel Battye had a minor bingle with another rider who fell in front of him. After checking his injuries he decided to jump back on the bike! The ride ended in Stuart Park where Regan Caldwell led the group over the finish line. As this ride is the main Fundraiser for MS in Australia their target for this year was $2.5 million The Caldwell Team was happy to contribute and is looking forward to Participate again in 2010.

Nats call for nominations for seat of Monaro

Cryptic Clues Across 4. Pull cask out of headgear (8) 9. Total irregular army is rundown (7) 10. Hidden Neptune's head under the ocean ruler (8) 11. Instrument left out of Carolina composition (7) 13. Sere enough after changing climatic effect (10) 14. In short, cutting no mean figure in the garden (5) 15. Think of a Gemini as poorly duplicated (7) 18. Dealt harshly with river mouth (5) 20. Donated loose head as a hammer (5) 21. University used in-tray in one block (7) 24. Lonely hearted companion in a state (5) 25. Against sitting under bright projecting beam (10) 27. Turn tail with lots of heads (7) 28. Kind of sheep, however an exotic fruit as well (8) 29. Security is returning inside store (7) 30. Target to buy and sell off centrepiece (5-3)

Quick Clues



1. Pirate sounds of a dollar a listener (9) 2. I am put out over play being unrehearsed (9) 3. Twist to the sound of the band (5) 5. Class linked to primitive art genre? (12) 6. See hating differently? (8) 7. Select group to take the hint on intelligence measure (6) 8. Pooh's friend set leg inside mine (6) 12. Made ray a metaphor for alternative medicine (12) 16. Listen to the sound of the first lady's tipple (9) 17. Chaps wearing gear that is the preserve of beasts (9) 19. First of all, inquest improved on old pieces (8) 22. Original sacred creepy-crawly of the Egyptians (6) 23. Savage article by mail order (6) 26. Competing cowboys redo manoeuvre around the ring (5)

4. Happy (8) 9. Dissolution of marriage (7) 10. Irksome (8) 11. Swollen, bulging (7) 13. Insolvency (10) 14. Pasta sauce of basil and pine nuts (5) 15. Insult (7) 18. Fragment (5) 20. Become narrower at one end (5) 21. Flair, dash (7) 24. Swagger (5) 25. Budget tourist (10) 27. Joint above a horse's hoof (7) 28. Rude, surly (8) 29. Gaunt, careworn (7) 30. Answer to a problem (8)


1. Infectiousness (9) 2. Hidden explosive device (5-4) 3. Rub hard (5) 5. Nose wiper (12) 6. Fluent and persuasive in speech (8) 7. Plucky, spirited (6) 8. Cricket sundry (3-3) 12. Californian city (3,9) 16. Use of unnecessary, repetitious words (9) 17. Tomb (9) 19. Brochure (8) 22. Counting frame (6) 23. Real (6) 26. Unwind (5)

The Monaro Electorate Council of the NSW Nationals has opened nominations for pre-selection for the candidate to represent the NSW Nationals at the 2011 NSW State Election. Monaro Electorate Council Chairman, Emma Watts, said nominations officially opened on the December 1 and will close on January 15. The pre-selection will be conducted on Sunday March 21, with the pre-selection venue to be determined after the close of nominations. “The NSW Nationals are proud to have the most democratic approach to preselecting their candidates, with all local party members of six months standing eligible to vote in the pre-selection,” Ms Watts said. “The Nationals are seeking nominations from interested members who have a strong commitment to the Monaro region and who want to play their part in rebuilding the regional services that have been left to languish under Labor. “As a Cabinet Minister in the NSW Labor Government, Steve Whan is complicit in the decisions his government makes, and must take his share of the responsibility

for their impact our region. “This is particularly relevant with respect to the provision of health resources in the electorate. The Government continues to undermine nursing staff in Cooma and has failed provide a paediatric ward, and a CT Scanner at the Queanbeyan Hospital which is forcing patients to be sent to Canberra for treatment. “The Labor Government’s failure to answer reasonable questions on blocking Snowy Hydro from investing in state electricity assets in order to underpin the long-term prosperity of the organisation and the Monaro region is another indictment on Steve Whan and his representation of the electorate. “The Monaro Nationals are committed to holding Steve Whan accountable for the failure of his Labor government to provide the resources and support Monaro needs to prosper into the future,” Ms Watts said. Those interested in nominating for preselection should contact the NSW Nationals Head Office on 02 9299 5811for a nomination form. For further details please email or contact Emma Watts on 0402 459 565.

Wednesday December 9, 2009

Jack Houston in action.

Waterski championships return The 2010 Australian Speed & Marathon Waterski Racing Championships will return to Lake Jindabyne from January 11 to 16. The event has four full days of action-packed speed and marathon waterski racing. This extreme sport has something to offer all levels of competitors and spectators. It has all the elements of fitness, speed and adrenalin, hosting skiers from the tiny tadpoles in Under 10s through to the incorrigible Over 50s. For the machinery-minded, competition ranges from 2.5 Litre boats right through to Australia’s superclass favourites in unlimited racing. Spectators will also have the chance to see two world champions in action, including the current men’s world champion, Wayne Mawer, and junior boys’ juggernaut, Jack Houston. The pair are in top form after spending the off-season in peak condition for the World Championships held in Belgium in July 2009. Country ACT Ski Racing are the hosts of the Australian titles for 2010. It is with great pleasure that the committee acknowledges the support from the businesses in and around Jindabyne. The support of local business shows that the return for their investment in ski racing as a whole in the area is a worthwhile one. Through the event, the economic benefit to the region will be in excess of $1million, if the 2006

event is anything to go by. This information was collated by the University of Canberra in 2006. Entries for the event close on 4 December, however late entries will be accepted until January 11. Official numbers for the event will be around 350 for the week, with the most dedicated competitors coming from as far afield as Far North Queensland. The majority of crews will come from throughout Australia, though Jindabyne will also play host to some international teams from the USA and New Zealand, who love to race in the Aussie conditions. With more than 30 classes being raced over the four days, the week will hold some very exciting racing. There will be individuals striving for a national title or a personal best, and there will be families participating for the fun and excitement of being part of the Australian championships. This motorsport on water has been named the equivalent to the Bathurst 1000. The event will be covered on SBS Speedweek and Foxsports - Inside Speed programs. Two hours of maximum exposure of the area will make this a must see on the TV. Speedweek coverage dates from the 2009/10 season are from 10 January to 20 June 2010. More details about the event will be available soon.

Rec footy plenty of fun

Sport 43 Bateman breaks hurdles records Mikaylah Bateman has broken the U/11 girls 200ms record by more than three seconds, setting a scintillating time of 38.84 sec in obliterating the old mark of 42.22 sec. Thirty-four athletes scored 53 personal best performances this week. Athletes with three PB’s were: U/6 Ryan Harmer and Jesse Lunt, U/9 Girl Elanna Bateman, U/11 Athletes Tammy Povey and Jordan Louis. Another eight athletes picked up two PB’s, they were: U/7 Ronan Burke, Taylah Maurier and Georgia Sturgeon, U/8 Chelsea Lunt and Harrison Jones, U/9 Jesse Williams, U/11 Mikaylah Bateman, Kelsey Branscomb and Taya Evens. Other great performances on the night: In the U/6’s Lachlan McGufficke took a whole second off his 50ms time with an impressive 9.87sec and Ryan Harmer an extra leaping 40cms to move his mark out to 2.48 ms. U/8 Boy Harrison Jones is looking to break the 10 second barrier in the next few weeks after he flew down the track in the 50ms recording 10.13 sec. U/8 girls had good throws on the night with Chelsea Lunt heaving the shot put to a PB 3.57 ms, 1.33ms gain and Jasmin Pascoe speared the Turbo Jav to 2ms PB of 7.14ms. U/9 Girl Elanna Bateman set the track on fire in the 800ms in running nearly 30 seconds PB in clocking 3:54.51 sec. The U/9 Boys Will Pendergast and Jesse Williams are making the Turbo Jav Fly on the night with Will improving his best to 11.08 ms (4ms gain) and Jesse with 12.84 ms (22 ½ ms Gain). U/10 Girl Nikki Harmer tried her hand at a U/11 event on the night, the 200ms hurdles and managed to clock a 58.79 - a great time for her first up run. Nikki has cracked the 10ms mark

for the Discus for the first time in throwing 10.14 ms. On the U/10 Boys Liam Rankin had another impressive discus throw with 15.54 ms and Harrison Sturgeon nearly every time he fronts to do the Long Jump he leaps to a new PB. This week he has done it again in setting a new mark of 3.23 ms. We have a very large group of U/11 Girls this season and their total of personal best top the 50+ mark. Mikaylah Bateman (1.12ms) and Jazmin Fely (1.06 ms), best of the girls at the High Jump, with both girls clearing more than a metre. In the Discus, Jazmin (13.48 ms), Taya Evens (10.50 ms) and Zali Steiner (12.29 ms). Tammy Povey forged a good time in the 800 ms in 3:16.25 sec. Tammy also had great time in the 200 ms hurdles with 40.34 sec, this time also bettered the old record, if Tammy heat of hurdles was before Mikaylah, Tammy would have held the record until Mikaylah’s heat. In the U/11 Boys, both Jordan Louis and Tyler McParland were very impressive in the Discus with 16.68 ms for Jordan and Tyler 13.81 ms. Natalie Corey (U/13) is inching her way towards 6ms in the Triple Jump with a BP of 5.84ms, and later this season will be looking to reach 7ms. U/13 Boys Bradley Freeman and Daniel Pereve have both for the fist time broken the 6 metre mark for the Triple Jump Bradley pegging a leap of 6.51 ms and Daniel 6.81 ms. In the U/16 Triple Jump, Kirralee England leapt 8.54 ms in her quest to make 9 metres before the New Year. On the boys side Isaac Worley is striving to reach the 10 metres in the same time zone. We wish our two athletes brother and sister combination Tim and Naomi Burgess “All the Best” in Hobart at the Australian All Schools Championships this weekend coming.

Cooma Dance Co. presents....

Fabulous Musical Theatre fun for all the family

Beautiful costumes, talented students in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop, Drama, Singing, Tap and Jazz Celebrate events from New Year's Eve Australia Day, Anzac Day, St Patricks Day, Easter, Halloween, Melbourne Cup and lots more right through until Christmas Day!

Cooma Little Theatre 11th, 12th and 13th December, 2009 Friday & Saturday evenings - supper included. Adults $25 Child/student $20 curtain up at 7.30 pm bar open for alcoholic beverages Saturday & Sunday matinees - refreshments available. Adults $15 Child/student $10 curtain up at 1.30 pm

Pensioner discount on Sunday $10 Cooma football enthusiasts have been enjoying the longer days with friendly twilight tag AFL matches being held on Sunday evenings at Snowy Oval. Pictured: Brad Austin getting a pass off.




Wednesday December 9, 2009

Cooma Races 2009

Horses coming down the final straight in the 2009 Sundowners Cup.

Best dressed couple Roudy Norris and Elizabeth Dorahy.

Fillies on the field, best dressed Holly McCosker.

Divas in the field, best dressed Roxy Auld with Anne Bottom

Diamonds on the field winner, Jan Rogers.

Left: most interesting hat Victoria Novak and right, most stylish hat Tonya Evans.

Steven and Nathan aka Speed and Tug Boate.

Best dressed male Tristen Cassar.

Most outlandish winner Fergus McCosker with other entrants Isaac Levy and Josh Alford.

Race 1 of the 2009 Cooma Races.

Young ladies enjoying the sunshine at the Ti Tree racecouse.

The extended Boller family outside the new Frank Boller and Cliff Norton Bookmakers Ring.


Wednesday December 9, 2009


Jindabyne’s big swims

Young shooter Lachlan Thompson gets some advice from veteran shooter Noel Barrett last Saturday.

Cooma Rifle Club In the captain’s opinion last Saturday was a good day to stay at home and most members did. Only four shooters and the marker turned up to shoot for the December heat of the annual NRA Medal Competition, from 500 yarsd. The wind was moderate and variable, blowing from the north, south and south-west and even east at various times. The off-rifle scores were: (1) Noel Barrett 46-2 and 47-3, total 93-5; (2) Graeme Crundwell 47-2 and 41-1, 88-3; (3)

Lachlan Thomson 36-0 and 42-0, 78-0; (4) Brian Bradley 40-1 and 30-1, 70-1. The Bogong Moth image in the dead centre of the target was hit twice, once by Noel and once by Graeme, not bat at 500 yards. With handicaps added the scores changed to Graeme first, followed by Noel, Lachlan and Brian. Next Saturday morning the monthly spoon competition will start from 300 yards.

David gets his wings

In 2010 the Jindabyne Big and Little Swims will again be held in conjunction with the Lake Jindabyne Flowing Festival. However, this time the swims will be held on the Saturday, the day before the dragon boats race. This fundraising event is being conducted by Clean Energy For Eternity – Snowy Mountains. All money raised will go towards the installation of solar power on Rural Fire Service sheds in the Snowy River Shire. Swimmers traveling to Jindabyne to take part are encouraged to stay to enjoy the rest of the Flowing Festival, including a twilight concert in Banjo Paterson Park on Saturday, and the annual Dragon Boat Challenge on the Sunday. The Big Swim will now be known as the Snowy Mountains Big Swim. It will follow the same 7.2km course as in previous years, from the reserve at Hillsdown Rd near Kalkite, to Banjo Patterson Park, Jindabyne. With Lake Jindabyne being situated at an altitude of around 960m, we believe we can lay claim to hosting Australia’s highest open water swimming race! Swimmers can participate either solo (with a support paddler) or as a relay team of up to 6 people. Recognising that the distance of the Big Swim may be a little daunting for many people, this year we have introduced the inaugural Strezelecki

Dash. This 1.2km swim will start from the Jindabyne Holiday Park boat ramp, and follow the shoreline around to Banjo Paterson Park. As this is a fundraising event, in addition to paying the entry fee, each swimmer taking part in the Big Swim or Strezelecki Dash is asked to obtain sponsorship for completing the swim. Prizes will be awarded for the most sponsorship money raised in each event. We will also be holding the second Nippers Little Swim, which is a short event especially for the young and the young at heart. All Nippers are particularly encouraged to take part. It will be held on an out and back course of approximately 100m, near the finish line of the other swims. Look for the RFS truck by the lake shore at the western end of Banjo Patterson Park. Entry is by a gold coin donation on the day. All swimmers (or their parent or guardian if under 18) must sign a risk waiver and indemnity form in order to participate. Enter at the RFS truck between 11:30 am and 1:15 pm, for a 1:30 pm start. Prizes will be awarded to the first boy and girl plus spot prizes. For more information contact Kate Greenwood (ph 0429 645714, email, or go to the Clean Energy For Eternity website ( html) to download an entry form.

Coolamatong Golf Sunday’s round was for the W R Wallace Trophy. Winner for the men was Steve Young with 69 net. Ball winners were Wayne Tuckwell 70, Steve Chatterton 71, Tony Clifford 71 and Geoff Wilkinson 71. Nearest the pin on the sixth was Wayne, eighth Ron Duncan, 12th Ron Wallace and on the 17th Ross Thompson. Friday’s twilight 9 hole stroke was another win to Steve Young with 36 net, runners up were Mick Thompson 36 ½ and Ross Thompson 37. Winner for the ladies W.R Wallace Trophy was Christine Hornig with 76 net. Runner up was Jenny O’Byrne on a count back from Marcelle


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It’s never too late to follow a dream, and at 78 years David Holgate has just achieved what many a younger person would love to do - he has flown solo. He picked a perfect morning with a little cloud to cover the sun and almost no wind, and could hardly contain his excitement when he successfully completed his flight and landed back on Polo Flat Airfield. His was a copybook landing and he handled the Jabiru J120 aircraft with skill and flair. Now his aim is to gain his recreational pilot’s licence and be the third Holgate to do so at Polo Flat. His son Richard is training to be an instructor with Snowy Aviation Academy and was on hand to congratulate David and take him on a celebratory trip in their seaplane to Lake Eucumbene and back. Also there to witness the happy event were pilots Norman Cooke and Lani Smales, Alison Holgate and a very proud Chief Flying Instructor, Mike Apps.

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David Holgate is congratulated after his solo flight at Polo Flat on Saturday.

Burton both with 77 net. Nearest the pin third shot on the ninth was Mary Obermaier. Wednesday’s winner was a rather excited Donna Tuckwell winning her first competition at Coolamatong. Well done Donna. Ball winners were Mary Obermaier, Carolyn Major and Christine Hornig. Nearest the pin on the eighth was Carolyn Major. Today the ladies have been invited to play in Cooma for their mid week round. Sunday is at home, nine hole round with a light lunch for both men and ladies. Wednesdya next week will be a nine hole competition and trophy presentations. Cooma ladies will be joining in for this day.

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Alexander’s hole in one Cooma golf with Max Turner Cooma Club member Brian Alexander shot a Hole In One on the 178 Metre 11th Hole during play in Saturday’s Stableford Competition. Brian fired a 6 iron shot into the hole to record his first Hole In One. Norm Marshall showed impressive form with a 40 Stableford pts round to win Saturday’s A Grade Division. Runner-up to Norm was David Stewart on 37 pts. Warwick West once again was in impressive form to win Saturday’s B Grade Division with an excellent round of 41 pts on a count back from Jeff Burgess. Jeff was the recipient of the runners-up trophy. Gavin Brown had a few strokes pruned from his handicap after shooting the best round of the day 42 Stableford pts which gave him victory in the C Grade Division narrowly by one stroke from Lachlan King. Lachlan collected the runnersup trophy. Saturday’s ball competition winners were Gavin Brown 42, Warwick West, Lachlan King, and Jeff Burgess 41, Norm Marshall 40, Bob Ashcroft, and Roy Hankinson 38, David Stewart, Neil Venables, Geoff Bohringer, Terry Johnston, Heikki Evans, and Bill Dyball all on 37 pts. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Lachlan King on the ninth Hole and Brad Burke on the 17th Hole. Long Drive winners were Steve Young A Grade, Heikki Evans B Grade, and the long hitting Chandra Singh in the C Grade Division. Steve Young combined with Marion Burke to win the Mixed Foursomes Championship which was played on Sunday. Steve and Marion shot a fine 84 off the stick to win from David Paterson and Dulcie Thistleton. Don and Lorraine McGregor combined to win the B Grade Championship by one stroke from Max Turner and Gaye Wilson. Steve

and Marion also were the Handicap winners with 67 Net. Sunday’s ball competition winners were Steve and Marion on 67, Bob and Denise Ashcroft 69.5 along with Ray and Dorothy Bilbow on 71. Jeff Burgess was the winner of Sunday’s Single Stableford with 38 pts on a count back from Ricky Hanna. Ball competition winners were Jeff and Ricky along with Richard Hanna and John Hill on 37, and John Gargett on 34 pts on a count back from three other players. Nearest the Pin winners were John Gargett on the ninth Hole and Jeff Burgess on the 17th Hole. Dieter Seubert showed his talent last week with another fine round of 41 pts to win the midweek competition, by one stroke from Doug Snowden on 40 pts, Doug collected the second-place prize money. Leftie Gordon Weston took away the third placed prize with 39 pts on a count back from Bob Ashcroft. Wednesday’s ball competition winners were Malcolm Crockett, and Warren Fletcher 38, Geoff Bohringer, Simon Allen, Merv Blattman, and Steve Young 37, Wayne Ryan, Bob Weston, and Colin Langdon 36 pts on a 4 way count back. Nearest the Pin winners were Malcolm Crockett and Wayne Ryan. Matt and Danny Lee along with Matthew Gibbs were the Handicap winners in the Daylight Saving Ambrose last week. The winners shot 28 net to win. Handicap runners-up were David and James Robinson along with Keith Russell with 28.5/6. Graeme Dobbie teamed with Ken McGrath to win the Scratch Trophies with a 4 under Par 32 off the stick. Upcoming Events Saturday December 12 Medal of Medals Play Off; Sunday December 13 Presentation Day + Nell Horsfall Trophy; Saturday December 19 Ham Hit Out

Cooma Ladies Golf Good fields played in the various events last Wednesday. In the 18-hole stableford Janet Freimanis played a great round to win with 38 points. Rulie Steinfort was the runner-up with 34 points. Balls were won by Gillian Petersohn and Dulcie Thistleton,

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Young Adaminaby fisherman Andrew Wilson was all smiles on the weekend when he caught this Dusky Flathead at Wonboyn Lake near Eden.

Showing dad how it’s done Young Adaminaby fisherman Andrew Wilson was all smiles on the weekend when he caught this Dusky Flathead at Wonboyn Lake near Eden. Andrew at the age of just 11, is an accomplished trout fisherman and can often be found fishing on Lake Eucumbene. He joined his Father on the weekend on his annual South Coast fishing trip. Tipping the scales at 5500grams and measuring 90cm, it took around 15 minutes to land this great

catch which took a Berkley Gulp ‘Watermelon’ soft plastic. When asked if he wanted some help, Andrew replied “no I want to bring it in myself!” Needless to say he out fished his Dad and all the other men on the fishing adventure. Andrew who often fishes ‘Catch and Release’ decided that because this was his first ever saltwater fish he would keep it.

Davidson heads social competition With the very busy weekend in Cooma it was great opportunity for social bowlers to take to the green at the Cooma Bowling Club. Two days of the ‘fab 5’ competition has resulted in Jock Davidson consolidating his place at the top of the table although there are several other players within striking distance. On Saturday there were four games of triples with two very close results. Sandro Wialletton, Renate Winckle and Neil McGregor had to fight all the way to just pip Keith Goodwin, Jock Davidson and Denis Steinfort. McGregor’s team led for most of the match but their margin was never more than five shots. In the end they won the last end by a single shot to win 17 – 15. Sergio Roncelli, Daphne Buckley and Giulio D’Amico held off a strong finish from Peter Marsicano, Ray Downey and Peter Caldwell to win their match 19 -17. Caldwell’s team had a disaster on the 16th end when they dropped five shots to slip 18 – 9 behind. Despite winning four of the last five ends they could not bridge the gap. Steinfort’s side ran out winners 19 – 17. In another fight back Simon Schoon, Nat Cannell and Jim Fletcher found that they left their run too late in their game against Olga Jebbink, Mary Phillips and Paul Cannell. Cannell’s team had the game in hand when they lead 23 – 12 after 17 ends but Fletcher’s side finished strongly to win the last four ends and cut the score back to 23 – 17. Gaile Fitzgerald, Lorraine West and Mark Buckley were in top form as they dominated their game with Col Cottam, Jack Sajina and Don Jarvis. In a strong performance they ran out

winners 28 – 11. On Sunday there were another four games. The two new juniors, Sam Pope and Ben Hayden were involved in a very tight match. Sam, Keith Goodwin and Geoff Venables fought back from a slow start to grab a 18 – 16 win over Ben, Simon Schoon and Jack Sajina. In a remarkable game Sandro Wialletton, Chris Wallace and Denis Steinfort scored almost half of their shots in the last three ends to finish over the top of Sergio Roncelli, Mick Mayhew and Richard Nichols. After leading 11 -4 after 11 ends Steinfort lost the next 7 ends to trail 13 – 11 before picking up nine shots in the last three ends to win 20 – 13. Jock Davidson, Olga Jebbink and Ray Downey combined well to record a solid 26 – 14 win over John Vincenty, Renate Winckel and Stumpy Wallis. In the final match Mario Frezza and Don Jarvis had a big win over Margherita Zasso and Cobber Seears. After the weekend’s play, Jock Davidson leads the fab 5 competition with 15 points and a shot margin of plus 39. Sandro Wialletton has moved into second place with 15 plus 36. They are closely followed by Jack Sajina on 14 plus 20, Keith Goodwin 14 plus 17 and Col Cottam on 13 plus 20. This weekend is another opportunity for local bowlers to improve their standing in the fab 5 competition with a large contingent of Cooma bowlers involved in the annual Trout Festival carnival in Adaminaby. There will be Fab 5 social bowls on both Saturday and Sunday.


Wednesday December 9, 2009


Good fields for Cooma races The 2009 Cooma races were a great success, with a strong, well behaved crowd in attendance. Race club president Mick Schofield was very impressed with the success of the event. “It was a fantastic day, we had a good crowd. Everything went off well, it was a good day of racing. “On the intoxication thing the crowd was well behaved and everyone who went enjoyed themslves,” he said The club would like to thank the sponsors, and everybody who attended making the 2009 races such a success. Race - 1 HCP (BM45) 1000m: BRENNA (br m 9y Mister C. (USA) - Regalis. Trainer: Scott Wade) 58 (Ms N Lye) 1, SUNDALE 54 carr 50 (Michael Robertson) 2, TURON 59 (R M Saxton) 3. Then followed: fav Overyou, Cousin Kintyre, Vepete last. Scr: Dolassy, Doraemon. 3/4 len, sht hd. Time: 0:56.35 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race - 2 MDN HCP 1000m: Fav SHREWD KEZ (ch f 3y Shrewdy - Amelia Kate. Trainer: J M Cleary) 55.5 (R M Saxton) 1, OLD HIGHWAY 57 (R Bensley) 2, LOWRY ART 58 (M Mc Duff) 3. Then followed: Jindabyne Jacq Marauding Star, Moorings Jenni, Fortuosity, Amooc last. Scr: Uncle Clive. 1/2 len, 2-1/4 len. Time: 0:56.35 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race - 3 HCP (BM53) 1200m: Fav ALLBEIT (ch g 4y Way Of Light (USA) - Shelbey. Trainer: J W Scobie) 55 carr 53.5 (R Sue-San) 1, 15.00 SPIRITED CHOICE 58 (A Huke) 2, CLANG WENT BANG 56 (K Sweeney) 3. Then followed: Be Mine Tonight, Infuriate, My General, Aurville, Photograph, Patrick And D’Arcy last. Scr: Dolassy, Prusten. 3-1/2 len, 1-1/4 len. Time: 1:09.01 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race - 4 SUNDOWNER MDN 1400m: BIG NOTING (ch g 5y High Rolling - Musica Viva. Trainer: J W Scobie) 58 carr 56.5 (R Sue-San) 1, CALL ME COMBO 58 (J Starr) 2, fav BEAUBRIDGE 58 (M Mc Duff) 3. Then followed: Sudden Fame, Tangerine, Menlo Girl, Dance Dedo Dance, The Stellar Fella, Bowling, Shield Of Honour, Don’t Tellmargo last. Scr: Gemofa Idea, Uncle Keith, Just Opposite, Snow Lover, Pearlmac. Hd, 1-1/2 len. Time: 1:22.25 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race - 5 COOMA CUP 1600m: Fav SEBONY (br g 6y My Patriarch (GB) - Subaralan. Trainer: C Strickland) 58 (K Sweeney) 1, KONEDOBU 54 (M Mc Duff) 2, REGAL CELEB 60.5 (R M Saxton) 3. Then followed: Pass It On, November Dreaming, Lowonale last. Scr: Gelderbelle, Razorback Jack. Len, 1/2 len. Time: 1:34.60 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race - 6 HCP (BM45) 1600m: fav DOS AMIGOS (b g 5y Hussonet (USA) - St. Louis Blues. Trainer: N J Olive) 58 (R Bensley) 1, GLASWEGIAN 59.5 (R M Saxton) 2, DESERT ESSENCE 55 carr 53.5 (R Sue-San) 3. Then followed: Close To Home, 10.00 Razorback Jack, Canny Cove, Irish Wave, Snow Lover, Jindy last. Retrogaze failed to finish. Scr: Icezone, Fear Of Defeat, Save A Dollar. 1/2 len, 3-1/2 len. Time: 1:35.83 (hand timed). (No sect time).


The connections of Sundowner Cup winner, Big Noting, are pictured with ther trophies and Doug O’Donnell of Cooma Ex-services Club and Cooma Race Club president Mick Schofield.

Adaminaby wins Monaro Challenge The Adaminaby Bowling Club has emerged as the 2009 winners of the Monaro Clubs Challenge following the final round played at Adaminaby on Sunday. Adaminaby won the title with a resounding win over Nimmitabel. Cooma finished second despite a narrow loss to Jindabyne. All sides involved went into the final round with a chance of taking the title. The final placings in the competition were determined by the results. Adaminaby assured themselves of the title with a very strong all round performance against Nimmitabel. In the process they recorded the only ‘whitewash’ of the tournament. They won all three rinks by two sets to nil to give them the maximum of 15 points for the round. Chris Gales and Peter Schroeder recorded an excellent 15 – 2, 13 -6 over Mary Murphy and Bernie Stove in the pairs. The fours was also very one sided with the Adminaby side of Lyn Gales, Peter Daal, Clarrie Cameron and Lyn McMahon winning 13 -5, 14 -2. The triples was a closer affair. Glenda Daal, David Russell and Graham Clarke were pressed all the way by Gaile Fitzgerald, Col Batten and Gwen Caldwell. The Adaminaby trio was able to win the game 12 – 8, 7 -6. The Jindabyne and Cooma tie was a close encounter. Jindabyne needed to win the contest

by at least four points to grab second place. Dave Kugler, Dell Turner and David Turner lead the way for Jindabyne with an impressive 7-6, 14 – 7 win over Jim Fletcher, Mark Buckley and Mel Storta in the triples. The fours clash proved to be the difference. After losing the first set 8 – 5, Jindabyne’s Laurie Whitehead, Mick Towner, Phil Jefferson and Ray Nichols had a big win in the second set against Peter Marsicano, Giulio D’Amico, Neil McGregor and Peter Caldwell. After winning the first two ends of the tie breaker, the Jindabyne team held on to win 3 -2 to give them the match. The pairs game between Brendan Skelly and Chris Demczuk and Paul Schulz and John Schoon was very close. The Cooma pair was able to prevail 11 – 7, 11 -8. This meant that Jindabyne won the tie 7 – 5, not quite enough to give them second place.. The final point score ended up with Adaminaby on top with 41 points. Cooma finished second on 31 points just ahead of Jindabyne on 30 points. Nimmitabel finished on 13 points and Coolamatong on 10. With the Challenge now over the next district events will be the various championships. The first of these will be fours to be played at Jindabyne on January 9 and 10. Nominations for this event close this Sunday, December 13.

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Cooma’s annual race meeting was held on Saturday. Good fields and good crowds ensured a successful day for the Cooma Race Club and patrons alike. The two fetaure races produced great finsihes, with Seboby (pictured above) winning the Cooma Cup and Big Noting taking out the Sundowners Maiden Cup. See page 47 for results, page 44 for photos.

Monaro Post December 9, 2009  
Monaro Post December 9, 2009  

Monaro Post December 9, 2009