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Dean Lynch has been re-elected mayor of Cooma-Monaro Shire council. Cr Lynch was elected unopposed at Monday night’s meeting. This will be his first full term as mayor, after being elected to the position first in May this year after the death of Cr Vin Good. Cr Lynch had previously been deputy mayor. Deputy mayor for the next 12 months is Cr Martin Hughes who defeated three other candidates for the position. The other candidates, in order of the three ballots necessary to find a winner were Roger Norton (eliminated last), Bronnie Taylor and Tony Kaltoum. This is Cr Hughes first term as councillor.

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Sunday saw an open day for the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Collection Museum. The musuem, now almost complete, will eventually house former equipment used in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Some of the main pieces were bought at a dispersal sale of equipment owned by Kennedy Brothers of Adaminaby in 2002. Other bits and poeices have been donated, including equipment from the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation and, most recently, a large collection of interest from Snowy

Hydro Limited. Sunday’s open day allowed visitors to inspect the new building and hear of plans for the future. Funds are still being raised to line and climatically control the west wing of the musuem to house some of the collection. Former employees and supporters have the opportunity to buy paving bricks which form part of the display. Organisers are now looking for original Snowy clothing, especially from overseas and original steel stretchers. Contact Frank Rodwell on 6452 1613 if you can help.

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Perisher waste transfer station and associated buildings in full view The public forum held on Thursday, September 9, to discuss the Waste Transfer Station and associated workshop, for the removal of garbage and servicing of from Perisher Valley was attended by over 50 concerned members of the Perisher Valley community and stakeholders including .the Chamber of Commerce, commercial lodge owners, KCros, and the Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School. Presented by the National Parks & Wildlife Service Resorts (NPWS) at the forum, the NPWS power point presentation provided details of construction, operations and the reasons as to why the site behind the Catholic Church, Ambulance

and Fire Brigade Stations, adjacent to the start of to the cross October 14. All submissions will be forwarded together with country ski beginner area, ski trails and opposite the Man the NPWS proposal to the Environmental Planning Authority From Snowy River Hotel and the Nordic Shelter, was selected which can 1) approve the NPWS proposal; 2) state the need after looking at 14 other sites. for an Environmental Assessment or 3) outright refuse the It appears the site was chosen by the NPWS because it was NPWS proposal. able to provide access in all snow conditions in a snowbound The proposed NPWS Perisher Services Precinct is currently village and as someone in the audience pointed out, that it on public exhibition at the Queanbeyan Government Service would be “the user who pays” should the alternative Pipers Centre, The Snowy Region Visitor Centre, the Department of Gap site be chosen. Planning in Jindabyne, NPWS Municipal Services in Perisher Operational costs of the Transfer Station and the kerbside Valley and the Tumut Visitor Centre until October 1, 2010. collection of waste will be included in the municipal services charges. The argument presented by Purdon Associates for the alternative more environmentally and aesthetically acceptable site of Pipers Gap noted that the Pipers Gap site Mobile: 0418 620 626 whilst costing more for Cooma: (02) 6452 1598 the construction of a concrete road to the Sydney : (02) 9531 7550 facility, would allay the concerns posed by the Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 preferred NPWS site Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 at the rear of the Fire Email: Brigade and Ambulance Stations, which are:Professional and Reliable service Located within a for 30 years populated area; Overall loss of village amenity; Local * Country * Interstate Views from adjacent Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns hotel and lodges; and all points in between Disruption to the crosscountry ski course; Local Happy with the positive outcome of the public forum on the Perisher Services environment impact; precinct development were Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce members Cliff No room for expansion; Wallis and Brian Smith with Andrew Logan and Andrew Harrigan of the National Litter; Noise; Traffic, Parks and Wildlife Service. cross-country and pedestrian safety. At the conclusion of the meeting, Andrew Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School operator, Acacia Harrigan undertook to have another look at Rose said “Positive outcomes from the meeting were that the the site for the Waste Transfer Station and NPWS had extended the date for the lodging of submissions said that he was happy to work through the by 14 days; the proposed introduction of kerbside garbage constraints analysis with a small group of collection; and that a workshop was scheduled for a small stakeholders. group of stakeholders to discuss the site options.” He agreed to extend the date by fourteen days, for lodging of submissions. The closing date for submissions is now


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Donna takes control at Yallambee A genuine love of older people and great respect for them is at the heart of new Yallambee Hostel manager, Donna Saddler. Donna was announced as manager this week as part of a restructure of the aged care facility by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council. Donna has worked at Yallambee since 2002, although she originally started there as a personal carer in 1995. She has just completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree. After Donna worked at Yallambee in 1998, she moved to Bathurst where she completed her enrolled nurse and then registered nurses studies. Once again working in aged care. When she and husband Troy returned to Cooma in 2002, Donna once again joined the workforce at Yallambee and at Cooma Hospital. Donna said she grew up around a lot of old people and gained a great respect for them as she did so. “I just love old people”, she said and she is very happy to be able to put that passion into her profession.


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New Yallambee Lodge manager, Donna Saddler with residents Don Donna takes a keen Summerell, Colleen Corey and Frank Syrch. Minterest in the welfare of the 37 residents at and medicine. Yallambee. She is also pleased to see the number “The new role of the committee members and the of volunteers who help with residents activities manager will be accountable to the general manager until the vacant position of the director of corporate have increased recently, with about 15 now services is settled. The new roles encapsulate the offering assistance for Bingo, ceramics, Tai Chi, responsibilities of overseeing the operations and knitting and sewing. Donna said the restructure of in the development of the lodge, policy setting

the hostel should make it ‘more transparent’ without and ensuring the long term viability of the services offered”, Mr Vucic said. One of the key aspects of impacting on the residents. General Manager of Cooma - Monaro Shire Council, Council’s new directions is for the management team John Vucic, said he was very pleased to have and Committee to ensure a positive commitment to appointed Donna. “Ms Saddler has been in the the individual needs of residents and involve them in aged care industry for more than 16 years in several the decision making process, resident independence private and public clinical and hostel supervisory and to encourage good health. roles which has given her the vital experience and innovative skills to progress the challenges of the Yallambee Lodge care services with her staff. As part of her impressive track record, Donna has also recently completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Charles Sturt University. “Ms Saddlers’ appointment and the proposed restructure of the staff is seen as pivotal to providing A Catholic, Marist, Secondary College for Boys a high professional standard of care and ~ Boarding & Day ~ service to the residents of the Hostel. Council’s aim is for our residents The Headmaster and Director of Boarding to enjoy the best invite you to attend the possible quality of life within a pleasant, caring Monaro District and compassionate environment” he said. Information Presentation As part of the recent management review, Yallambee Lodge will Date: Thursday, 16 September 2010 continue to be overseen by a Committee of Time: 6.00pm Council under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993 To be held at the Alpine Hotel but with expanded roles 170 Sharp Street, Cooma and responsibilities. The Committee consists of two Councillors and one alternate, For all enquiries & RSVP contact up to five community Lisa Casey (PA to the Headmaster) representatives with Tel: 02 4629 4130 experience in the areas 100 Badgally Road, Campbelltown of finance, community

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Rotary learns about RDASI Guest speaker for the meeting was Rotarian Ken Prendergast, chair of the Southern Inland Board of Regional Development Australia, assisted by Rotarian Monica Alcock, Deputy Chair. The Board, consisting of 12 members, covers 14 Local Government areas from Bombala in the south to Wingecarribee, Boorowa and Upper Lachlan in the north, from the coast westwards to Tumut, Tumbarumba, Harden and Young. There are 55 RDA Boards in Australia, 14 of them in NSW and funding is granted 50/50 by the Federal and State Governments. Ken detailed his career from the beginning as a machinist draftsman to engineer, heading a packaging company in PNG, moving to the Monaro in 1986 and serving on the Snowy River Shire Council, Monaro Electricity and National Parks for a number of years. The Board, with an office based in Queanbeyan, has four focus areas: transport, health, population and planning, and tourism. Within those areas the board works on Film Pictured is Katrin Hackney, Cooma Rotary’s President Elect and Club South-East and advertising, processing of Service Director of the Cooma Rotary Club with Rotarians Monica Alcock Temporary Work Visas, running a broadband and Ken Prendergast. project, setting up a region of councils in the South-East, and developing a regional plan to Organisation. Her main focus is health and social inclusion, the cater for future development. main thrust being to enable people in the regions to have job Board members travel to the Local Government Areas opportunities, be involved in cultural activities, and to have a and assist in projects such as the re-opening of the Abattoir voice than can be heard. Social exclusion is a result of poverty, at Young, a plan for a well rounded mining, industrial, and isolation, and being marginalised such as being an immigrant in commercial sector in Wingecarribee, and in Bombala, a multi-cultural society. investigation of a biomass generation plant in conjunction with The field of agricultural research and development has serious the new mill and also wind generation farms. problems because of the lack of funding. Land is becoming The board has considered the introduction of the VFT more and more useless and positions such as government between Sydney and Melbourne using a corridor through the agronomists are not being filled. Satellite technology is being Monaro used to monitor the land use but unfortunately, at this time, the Monica’s background is working for the World Health universities are not sharing with one another.

Local Nashos attend ceremony Last Wednesday the Gover nor-General, Quentin Bryce, dedicated a museum to Australia’s National Servicemen at the Australian war Memorial. Her Excellency delivered the commemorative address and unveiled the memorial plaque. The memorial commemorates the service of all Nashos, but especially the 212 Nashos who died serving their country. The dedication ceremony was attended by several local Nashos, amongst thousands of others. At the recent annual general meeting of the local Cooma-Monaro SubThe new Nashos memorial at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Photo Tony Mackenzie. Branch, the following office bearers were elected: Mackenzie, quartermaster Colin Crowe; committee members President Noel Barrett; senior vice president Brian Bradley; Noel Kelly and Bob Hope; patrons Bert Knowles and Kevin junior vice president Keith Bennett; treasurer Bill Keefe; McMahon. secretary Doug O’Donnell; publicity and welfare officer Tony


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Cooma Hospital now has topline electric beds Last Friday the Cooma Hospital was presented with the 16 new electric beds that had been on their wish list. The Cooma Hospital Auxiliary along with the Cooma Ex-Service’s Club, the Cooma Lions Club and the Vietnam Veterans Federal Chapter all contributed money for the beds. The Lions gave $7270; the Vietnam Veterans $5000 and the remainder was donated by the club and the hard work of the Auxiliary. Two of the beds will be dedicated to families who have made personal donations in memory of their loved ones. Cooma Hospital now has 37 electronically operated beds, which means all of the beds in the hospital are electronic, not bad for a country hospital when Westmead in Sydney don’t even have this. President of the Cooma Lions John Neilson said “The purchase of these new beds is in keeping with the high standard the community has come to expect from our hospital. Cooma Lions is proud to be able to help maintain this great facility.” Jan Carpenter from the Auxiliary also mentioned that because the beds were purchased through the Auxiliary and are therefore ‘owned’ by them they cannot be moved elsewhere in the future and will remain the property of Cooma Hospital at all times. Manager for Compassion Services at the Pictured, the volunteer organisations and Cooma Hospital staff with one of the new beds. hospital, Denise Green, said the old beds will now go to a third world country, so they too are still Tony Saliba from Medicraft played a huge role in the The Hospital Auxiliary is still in desperate need of going to be used by people who really need them. beds and mattresses being delivered quickly with many volunteers to help in the kiosk at the hospital, if you have The Vietnam Veterans said they give the hospital money phone calls back and forth between various the parties some spare time consider this worthy cause, who knows each year to do with what they want and this year the concerned. you may be in need of the help they supply one day. $5000 they have donated has gone towards the beds.


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Mike Kelly changes jobs Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has changed portfolios in the new Gillard minority Labor Government. Dr Kelly has moved from being Parliamentary Secretary for Defence

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Police report A 20-year-old Cooma male was given a criminal notice for offensive conduct on Saturday September 11 at about 12.45am. the male was affected heavily by alcohol and using offensive language. A 20-year-old male had his snowboard stolen from outside the main building in Perisher on September 12 at around 4pm, police enquiries are continuing. Baby abducted A nine-week-old baby boy who was allegedly abducted from his home in Cooma last week was located safe and well and returned to his mother. About 10.40pm on Wednesday, a patrolling Wagga Wagga Highway Patrol Vehicle stopped a blue Holden Commodore on the Lachlan Valley Way at Yass. Police located the nine-week old child inside the car. A 21-year-old mand was arrested. He was interviewed by detectives and has been charged with aggravated break and enter, assault

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occasioning actual bodily harm and assault. He was bail refused to appear at Goulburn Local Court. Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the removal of the child from the home are continuing. Death of a skier The family of Sydney teenager, Evan Greenwood, have released a statement paying tribute to their son and brother. “We would like to thank everyone involved in the search for our loved son and brother Evan. He was a beautiful person who loved life and cherished every minute. Understandably, we are deeply distressed at this time and would request privacy to come to terms with our loss.� Evan Greenwood went missing from Charlotte Pass last Monday after telling his family he was going skiing. His body was located on Tuesday morning about two kilometres from Charlotte Pass resort. Bushwalkers found the body located behind the Mt Guthrie ski run area.


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Police just doing their job Editor, After the comments in last week’s local papers and on the radio, it would seem profits and satisfying the personal enjoyment of our visitors has a far higher priority than road safety. The Police are not to blame for what happened the other week in Jindabyne. The Police are doing their job, protecting us from those rare few who threaten our safety: driving illegal vehicles; or driving without a licence; or driving whilst effected by alcohol or illegal drugs; etc. These sociopathic villains are the people you should be pointing the finger of blame at, for without their illegal activity there would be no need for Random Breath Testing by the Police. Yes, we all have to suffer some inconvenience whilst the Police weed out those few who threaten our safety, but what would you prefer inconvenience or organising the funeral for a family member killed in a traffic accident? We seem to forget it is the Police who have to witness the bloody carnage caused by those who disrespect the laws established by the government we elect. Having lived in this region for more than 20 years I have seen

the insane way some of the tourists drive when there are no Police within sight. I try to avoid driving on Friday afternoons and on Sunday’s because of the near misses I’ve witnessed on these days. In my experience the safest you can be on the local roads is when there is a marked Highway Patrol vehicle travelling in the same direction as you, as everyone complies with the road laws. We as a society delegate responsibility for our safety to the Police. They have a hard and thankless job and often see disturbing things which will stay in their memory forever. Honestly would you want to be a Police Officer? As such we should not be criticising the things they do for our safety, we should be supporting their efforts. So next time you are pulled over or are delayed by Random Breath Testing smile and thank the Police for identifying and removing those drivers who threaten your safety. The driver they have stopped may have been the one who was destined to kill you, your family or your friends. David R Sheen Cooma

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Editor, My answer is yes. Yes it is nice to have a good snow season, Cloud Seeding, do you believe that it is having an affect but it would be even nicer to be out of drought and the heavens on the rainfall in Cooma, Bombala, Ando, Bredbo all of the open up. Monaro. Can the scientists answer me and show us the statistics that My question is - just look at the rain this week over the State it doesn’t affect us down on the Monaro? and also in July, and August - there’s a little patch between Name supplied but withheld Cooma and Bombala below 10mm, in the Mountains 50100mm and over 100mm. Does cloud seeding have an affect on the rainfall for the Monaro Farmers, is my question to Snowy Hydro.

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Now that the dust has settled, Australia has a parliament which can be undone by the smallest of actions – someone dying, one of the Independents changing their minds, somebody crossing the floor, somebody getting a bit miffed........

If, and when, that happens, it’s back to the polls. But before we ever have to elect a federal government again (or even a state one, really) we should be taking a long hard look at our electoral boundaries. Blind Freddy can see there is very

liitle commonality across either Eden Monaro or Monaro. With so many voters in Queanbeyan now quasi-ACT residents, voters outside that city are severely discriminated against. There simply aren’t enough rural voters to put some balance into the vote. Queanbeyan is a city.

It should become an electorate in its own right, or be added to Canberra or Goulburn. The electoral boundaries across Australia should be reviewed and changed where necessary – that way voters in Woop Woop might get the same value for their vote as anyone living in a high-density

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NAG tourism committee All locals interested in better outcomes for tourism in Nimmitabel are invited to the Nimmitabel Advancement Group’s general meeting at the Nimmitabel Community Centre on September 16, commencing at 6pm. Following the Cooma Monaro Shire Council’s Roads Presentation, NAG will be electing members to serve on a committee dedicated to boosting

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tourism in our region. The Tourism Committee’s duties will include the identification and promotion of the unique benefits derived from a stay over in Nimmitabel and to highlight the facilities, services and businesses on offer in and around our historic village. David Wicks, President.

Cooma Stationery and Party Supplies closed at 12pm Friday at their original location in Sharp Street. They then set about relocating everything to their new premises in the old Coscut building in the centre of town. They reopened their doors on Monday morning, with a fresh new outlook and bright

new premises. There are plenty of opening specials, so come in, have a look and say hello to Kristi, Sue and Mat. They are also specialist party suppliers and can make balloon bouquets, animals or whatever you like for that special event or party.

“Flotsam & Jetsam” “Flotsam & Jetsam” will be performed in Cooma on Saturday October 2, 10.30am in the Cooma Public School Hall, hosted by Snowy Monaro Arts Council. Tickets (at the door) are only $3 per child and accompanying adults are Free of Charge. The play is written and directed by Greg Lissaman and designed by Imogen Keen and features Chrissie Shaw. Synopsis Nikki lived on an island in a lighthouse when she was a child. Her father was Head Lighthouse Keeper, in the 1950s. In the present day, Nikki gets a lift in a helicopter to revisit her childhood home on a remote island off the mainland of Australia. The memories flood back, and we are swept along with Nikki, who with her sister Sally had the whole island as an adventure playground. With help from the children in the audience, Nikki recreates her island and her family’s hair-raising journey there. She relives the games she played with her sister, their exploration of all the island’s

nooks and crannies, and describes the family celebrations. She takes us up in the tower to explain some of the children’s special chores. Through the eyes of the playful and adventurous Nikki, and the anxious Mrs. Ingram who blows in from 1910, young audiences experience the joys and hardships of living in a wild and remote place, where school is “just me and my sister with Mum in the kitchen” and the nearest shop is hundreds of kilometres away. The experiences of Mrs. Ingram’s family, contrast sharply with those of Nikki’s, and Nikki’s childhood differs greatly from that of today’s Australian children. Nikki, revisiting her island, regrets that her old family home has been wrecked by vandals and the weather, but rejoices that the lighthouse, now automatically run, still sends its light out every night. “We had such fun watching Chrissie jumping about, changing character and turning us into the rocks and the sea and the cliffs.” Liz Barfoed, Executive Officer, ACT Preschool Education.

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Local historian Leigh Stewart recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

While some 80-year-olds might just celebrate with a party, Leigh celebrated with the publication of his new book “Historic Adaminaby”. This is the third book Leigh has published, but this is the first time in colour. This 36-page publication details the life of one of Australia’s highest towns – its beginnings, its move to miss the waters of Lake Eucumbene and the 50th celebration of that move. Its also details the re-emergence of parts of the old town from beneath the waters of the lake when water levels were at historical lows in 2006 – 2009. The book is available for sale at Leigh’s Gallery in Adaminaby, Adaminaby Newsagency, Cooma Visitors Centre, Snowy Region Visitors Centre, Yarrangobilly Caves Information Centre, Tumut Information Centre and “Between the Lines” Bookshop, Tumut. Pictured: the front and back covers feature Eucumbene waves.

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Pictured at right, president John Neilson and Lambie Street Preschool director Cathy Toohey after he donated $200 to the preschool’s book week.

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The Lions Club of Cooma is looking for new members. The club celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year and was congratulated by the Cooma and district community for its long and valuable service. To maintain its energy and capacity to continue serving the community, the Lions Club would like to meet men and women interested in becoming members. President John Neilson said this week Lions Club members worked on many and varied projects involving members in worthwhile service, mixed with fun and good fellowship. Members are encouraged to assist in running the club and to work on its projects according to their individual abilities and available time. The club meets fortnightly at a dinner meeting.

Current club projects included the ninth edition of its large print local phone book, the provision of five new electric beds at Cooma Hospital, the new concrete pathway from Southern Cloud park towards Lambie Gorge, further work on the Aviation Pioneers Memorial and preparations for the coming Yamaga Sister City youth Exchange visit. The club invites those wanting to learn more about Cooma Lions Club and possibly joining it, to come to a dinner meeting next Wednesday, September 22 or perhaps later. All interested people will need to contact either Roger Toole on 0428 489 120 or John Neilson on 0418 643 008 by Monday night. There is a moderate dinner charge.

Plans for 2011 Cooma Show is talking about. The committee is looking forward to an expanded junior judging program. At its September meeting, the committee considered its membership fees and gate entry changes for 2011. Membership fees will remain the same, at $20 per family (two adults and two children, plus a car pass); or $10 single (including car pass). Gate entries have increased slightly, to $10 per adult and $5 per child and $5 per vehicle. This makes becoming a member of the Cooma P & A very good sense. Memberships can be paid prior to the show and tickets sent out, so entry on showday is so much easier. As well, membership paid prior to show day allows the P & A to pay for entertainment and necessities, such as insurance. For more information on becoming a member, contact the president Gail Eastaway on 0408 930 180.


The 2011 Cooma Show will have a decidely local theme, with some exciting challenges for local teams. Returning to the show after an absence of a few years will be the stockman’s challenge, a test of man and beast conducted in a light-hearted spirit. This event has proved to be very popular in past years and the Cooma P & A is planning to make it great fun for participants and spectators alike. A special event to be held next year will be sumo wrestling. Local teams and organisations will be encouraged to enter a couple of willing participants to don Sumo suits and challenge allcomers to determine a winner. The P & A’s new junior judging steward, James Fletcher, has some exciting plans to revamp and extend junior judging across all competitions in 2011. James has competed in a number of junior judging competitions over the years, so he knows what he

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Count Us In. (G, R) 10.15 Atoms Of Fire. (G, R, CC) 10.30 Behind The News. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 National Press Club Address. (CC) 1.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Cheese Slices. (G, CC) 6.30 Poh’s Kitchen. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 The New Inventors. (G, CC) 8.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, CC) 9.00 The Gruen Transfer. (CC) 9.30 United States Of Tara. (M, CC) Tara and Lynda prepare for their art show. 10.00 At The Movies. (PG, CC) 10.30 Lateline. (CC) 11.05 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.30 The Silence. (M, R, CC) 12.25 Chandon Pictures. (M, R, CC) 12.55 Movie: Youth Runs Wild. (b&w, PG, 44, R, CC) 2.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 3.00 National Press Club Address. (R, CC) 4.00 Catalyst. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Matters Of Life And Dating. (M, 07, R) Four Weddings. (PG, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Four Weddings. (PG, CC) City Homicide. (M, CC) Jennifer searches for the murderer of a private detective who was killed while investigating a DVD piracy ring. City Homicide. (M, R, CC) Stanley must negotiate with a desperate man who gatecrashes the team’s party leaving half the team trapped inside. The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M, CC) Suburban Secrets: Pile Of Lies. (M, CC) Room For Improvement. (G, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Hot Property. (Final, PG, CC) The Farmer Wants A Wife. (Final, PG, CC) RPA. (PG, CC) Embarrassing Bodies: Cardiff. (M) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 For The Juniors. (G, R) 10.15 Our Animals. (G, R) 10.20 Science Clips. (G, R, CC) 10.35 Jung In Europa. (G, R) 10.45 Australians. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Planet Science. (G, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime. (CC) 1.30 Collectors. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Lost Gardens. (New series, G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Catalyst. (G, CC) 8.30 9/11: Phone Calls From The Towers. (M, CC) The final words spoken by those inside New York’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, are released for the first time via voice messages and phone conversations. 9.50 Sweet Mona’s: The Big Sing. (G, R, CC) 10.30 Lateline. (CC) 11.05 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.35 Live At The Basement. (G, R, CC) 12.30 Movie: Another Man’s Poison. (b&w, M, 51, R, CC) 2.00 Movie: Jamaica Inn. (b&w, PG, 39, R, CC) 3.35 Before Galileo. (G, R, CC) 4.00 Can We Help? (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: A Walk In The Clouds. (M, 95, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The Matty Johns Show. (PG, CC) World’s Strictest Parents. (PG, CC) Two out-of-control teens, Kaya and Jay, spend a week under the strict regime of the White family in Oklahoma. How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Ted invites Robin to be his date at a wedding, but when the bride insists that Ted can’t bring anyone, he asks the groom’s permission instead. Ghost Whisperer. (M, CC) Stag. (New series, M) Animal Cunning. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Getaway. (PG, CC) Cops L.A.C. (M, CC) Roxanne’s career is under threat when she is involved in the death of a suspect. The Footy Show. (M, CC) NRL. WIN News. (CC) The Footy Show. (M, CC) AFL. Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.15 Behind The News Specials. (G, R, CC) 10.30 Hazards, Disasters And Survival. (G, R, CC) 10.45 Real Chinese. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Catalyst. (G, R, CC) 11.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Enough Rope. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 East Of Everything. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Meerkat Manor. (G, CC) 6.30 Can We Help? (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Stateline. (CC) 8.00 Collectors. (G, CC) A series on collectables, collecting, and the collectors who passionately seek, find and enjoy. 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M, CC) After a naked, injured woman is discovered fleeing from the scene of a car accident, the team discovers her DNA is linked to a double murder in a nightclub during the ’60s. 10.10 Lateline. (CC) 10.55 Star Stories. (M, R, CC) 11.20 The Gruen Transfer. (M, R, CC) 11.50 Rage. (M)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Rugby League. NRL. First semi-final. Commentary from Ray Warren, Phil Gould and Andrew Johns. Movie: 16 Blocks. (M, 06, R, CC) Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse. A veteran police officer escorts a witness to a New York courthouse in the face of violent opposition by a cadre of corrupt cops. WIN News. (CC) Movie: Enter The Dragon. (AV15+, 73, R) Movie: Silver Bears. (PG, 78, R) Good Morning America. (CC)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Manchester United v Rangers. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. FC Barcelona v Panathinaikos. From Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Masindi Dreams. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Anna Pihl. (CC) With the killer rapist still at large, Anna offers to act as bait in order to lure him into a trap. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: The Beat That My Heart Skipped. (M, 05, R) 11.50 Movie: Beamer. (AV15+, 03, R) 1.55 WeatherWatch Overnight. 4.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid v Ajax Amsterdam. CLASSIFICATIONS: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Scope. (C, R, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (M, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Bondi Vet. (PG, CC) Recruits. (M, CC) Rush. (M, CC) Tactical Response works to bust a notorious gang. Burn Notice. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) Bet 24/7: Odds On. (M) Thursday Night Live. (PG) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (G)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid v Ajax Amsterdam. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich v AS Roma. 9.00 WorldWatch. 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Jordan, Beyond The New Age Pt 1. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Food Safari. (G, R, CC) 8.00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Heston’s Feasts. (G, CC) Heston Blumenthal prepares a retro ’70s banquet, plundering the technicolour wonderland of his boyhood culinary experiences for a feast which includes savoury ice lollies, spam fritters, lumpy mash and cabbage, and a flying dessert. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 UEFA Champions League Hour. (CC) 11.00 Movie: Keane. (M, 04) 12.45 Movie: Kiss Me First. (M, 03, R) 2.20 WeatherWatch Overnight. 4.45 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Sevilla FC v Paris Saint-Germain.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (M, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Jamie Does… (G, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) After the burnt body of a missing person is found in a furnace on a Marine base, the team must work with the FBI to solve the puzzle of how it got there. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) Go Girls. (M) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Sevilla FC v Paris Saint-Germain. Continued. 7.05 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Liverpool v Steaua Bucuresti. 9.10 WorldWatch. 1.30 Insight. (R, CC) 2.30 Real Top Guns. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Rituals: Around The World In 80 Faiths: United States Of America. (PG, CC) 8.30 As It Happened: The Great Depression – Dancing On A Volcano: Towards The 1929 Crisis. (PG, CC) Part 1 of 2. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hooker Harlot Whore. (M, CC) Part 2 of 2. 11.00 Movie: Simon. (MA15+, 04, R, CC) 12.55 Movie: Willenbrock. (MA15+, 05, R) 2.50 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

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Lunch for Vision Australia The Cooma Friends of Vision Australia Committee is aiming to increase its support for people who are blind or have low vision in the local area by hosting a special luncheon fundraising event. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch with dessert and there will be great raffle prizes to be won - including one nights accommodation at the Monarch Hotel Moruya and various gift certificates. Dave Wilkins, Cooma’s very own musical talent will keep everyone entertained. All proceeds are proudly donated to Vision Australia to assist children and adults in Cooma and surrounding areas who are blind or have low vision, helping them to participate in every part of life they choose. To date, Cooma Friends of Vision

Australia has raised an incredible $53,946.50 to help Vision Australia meet the growing need for their services. By 2020, the number of people who are blind or have low vision is set to double to more than 600,000. This presents a real challenge for Vision Australia and we are gearing up to meet this increased demand for services into the future. What: Cooma Friends of Vision Australia Luncheon Fundraiser When: Sunday September 26 at 12pm til 2pm Where: Cooma Country & Bowling Club - 6 Mawson Lane Cooma NSW Tickets: $18 per ticket For ticket sales and enquiries, please contact Norma Lynch, on 6452 3334. The Committee also welcomes new members!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The continuing low number of loans will feed through to a decline in new housing activity and again makes it clear that urgent policy action, from a Federal level down, is required to attack supply side obstacles such as slow land supply and costly planning delays,â&#x20AC;? Andrew Harvey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The steep drop-off in new home lending also reconfirms declining affordability trends and helps validate yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision by the RBA Board to keep interest rates on hold.â&#x20AC;? The number of loans for construction fell by 0.7 per cent in July which represents the ninth consecutive monthly decrease. Loans for the purchase of new dwellings grew by 1.5 per cent meaning that overall loans for new housing were flat, but at a level almost 30 per cent lower than they were nine months ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loans to first home buyers were always going to drop off after removal of the boost, but what we are also seeing is a substantial loss of s4ORRENSTITLEWITHCOMMUNITYPLAN trade up buyers. And s'ROUNDFLOOR MCOMMERCIAL while renovations SPACEWITHUNDERFLOORHEATING have been the one DISABLEDTOILET shining light of the s5PSTAIRS BEDROOMBATHROOM residential housing APARTMENTWITH(OT4UBONTHE DECK industry, we are now s7ALKINWALKOUTWITHINVENTORY seeing a significant PROVIDED tapering off in s6ENDORWILLCONSIDEREXPRESSIONS lending for additions OFINTERESTFORTHEFREEHOLD and alterations as well,â&#x20AC;? Andrew Harvey

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added. HIA calls on the new Commonwealth Government to state its commitment to pursuing three key policy priorities: a new housing cost reduction program; a housing and development ministry; and recognition and support for small business. Over the three months to July 2010 total housing loans dropped by 26.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2009. First home buyer loans were down by 56 per cent, while trade up buyer loans fell by 16 per cent. In seasonally adjusted terms, in July 2010 the total number of owner occupier loans fell by 2.5 per cent in Western Australia and by 7.8 per cent in the NT. Total owner occupier loans increased by 3.9 per cent in New South Wales, 1.0 per cent in Victoria, 1.6 per cent in Queensland, 1.0 per cent in South Australia, and 1.5 per cent in Tasmania.

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INVESTORS ALERT!!! LOW PRICE HIGH RETURN MONEY MAKER!!!. â&#x20AC;˘ Recently renovated 2 x 2 bedroom units in great location. â&#x20AC;˘ Very spacious bedrooms & living / kitchen area + great bathrooms â&#x20AC;˘ $310 p/w return weekly & over 6% return on investment Per Annum. â&#x20AC;˘ Both with seperate fenced yards. â&#x20AC;˘ Both fully renovated in last 12mths You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a single dwelling returning $310p/w at this price!!! get in now for this very low input smart investment property with great tenant history.


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Wednesday September 15, 2010


Tell them how good a job you can do! Crafts





BADJACRAFTS Heirloom Quality Toys


Hand made for your pleasure


¡ Building blocks ¡ Semi Trucks ¡ Forklifts ¡ Road Trains ¡ Tip Trucks ¡ Pyramid Stacker

September 20

Suitable for children 1 yrs & up

Visioncare and DVA suppliers

Developmental toys hand made from selected Australian Hardwoods.

Contact Peter on 6453 3265 or


171 Sharp Street Cooma Ph/Fax 6452 1048 1800 678 880 Mob 0412 439 550



COOMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S $2.00


Not just a cake shop Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a delight shop


Hains Centre Cooma

Ph : 6452 2853 Email :



Only Use Licenced & Insured Tradesmen You Can Trust Businesses. Continuous Screening confirms: - Workmanship - Reliability - Service - Fair Pricing

- Driveways - Footpaths - Slabs for houses/sheds - Stencil concreting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Would You Use Anyone Else?â&#x20AC;?

John Bujalski Mobile: 0427 778 917 Phone: 6452 4443 Lic No: 51487C


Car & Truck Rentals








Maypole Motors 48 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

PH: (02) 6452 3348

LIC NO: 37754


Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning


Magiclean SPRING SPECIAL Carpet and Upholstery STEAM Cleaning and Protection Window Cleaning, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning. Hard Surface Strip & Polish, (Tiles, Lino & Slate) Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

24 Hour Emergency Flood Relief

0402 205 987 Ph/Fax: 02 6452 7648



ONLY $77

T MOTORS & M Auto Dismantling New & Used Spare Parts Mechanical Repairs Rego Checks Tyres - New, Used & Recaps New Trailers




*INCL. GST apply

*Conditions apply *condidtions


404 Monaro Hwy PO Box 981 Cooma NSW 2630

Ph: 02 6452 5250 Fax: 02 6452 5549 Mob: 0414 484 180


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McMahonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Earthmoving

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FURNITURE A.C.N. 001907099



PO Box 661 Cooma NSW 2630

Ph : 0406 995 228

Email :

PLAAT HOLDINGS of van der P.T.Y. L .T.D.





Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning


PH: 6454 1142 MOB: 0427 270 492

Anthony van der Plaat Lic No 65236C Director

Mobile: 0412 574 540 149 Rhine Falls Rd COOMA NSW 2630







Dance School







Dog Grooming and Training



All workmanship and materials guaranteed. Licensed Water Bore Drillers



ABN 76001 313 499 SERVICING THE LOCAL AREA FOR 49 YEARS! Member of Australian Drilling Industry Association

Dog Training Classes for all ages. Puppy Classes Junior Classes Advanced and Agility Classes Behavioural Consultations Socialisation Group

Phone: 6452 3835 or 0414 670 181

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Music Lessons



Rock guitar lessons now available. What ever music you’re into we’ll have you playing like a pro in no time. Metallica, ac/dc, red hot chili peppers, green day, Jack Johnson...

· Amanda Rook: Sales · Chrissy Humphreys: Property Manager.

We teach all these guitar styles and more: - Contemporary rock, - Hits from the 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s & 50’s - Country - Blues - Classical

A new location and a new fresh approach to property management and sales.

Individual private lessons tailored to suit your goals.


Shop 3 Centennial Plaza, Cooma Ph: 6452 4043

Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street COOMA Ph: (02) 6452 6067






Ph: 6454 6044

Owner Operator Insured


Kanga Concrete Grinder

Kanga Mini Excavator

20m Cherry Picker 12m Tipper 5.5 Tonne Excavator with Grab Stump Grinding Available.

Red Roo Rotary Hoe


Funeral Services

43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 Alan & Catherine Dodd

Inner Health

BodyTalk Massage Therapy Wendy Rees

Ph: 0466 579 466

Dean 0417 671 062 Michelle 0488 040 843


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0457 850 300

Cooma NSW u Painting Services

Furniture Supplier

MODEM Direct from the factory. Manufactured to your specifications.

Now located at The Monaro Centre

108 Commissioner St Cooma



Providing a professional and understanding service

24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality

Covering all areas

Homecare Mobility


With convenience of arrangements In your home or at our premises


Ph: 6452 1705

Phone Mark Rainsford for a measurement and quote.

9 Geebung St, Polo Flat Cooma • Ph: 6452 5885

Lloyd Campbell


• Domestic and Commercial • Interior and Exterior • New work and repaints



Lloyd Campbell Painting SERVICES ALSO PO Box 1440 Cooma AVAILABLE Phone: 6452 3494 Mobile: 0413357423 Email:

W BUSINESS OF THE WEEK H Monaro Wool Services - Ph: 6452 4494 O’ S



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Monaro Wool Services continues to strive to offer ongoing service and commitment to their wool clients across the Monaro. With burgeoning demand for sheep meats and a solid wool price the attractive nature of a sheep and wool package is something that is getting the attention of many growers and producers. Mixed joinings to both cross breeds and merinos has seen sheep flocks under go some changes in their breeding patterns and with a better season and likelihood of more lambs on the ground, Monaro Wool Services are hoping for an increase in production and numbers Pictured at Monaro Wool Services at Polo Flat are Cooma over the coming year. With the linkages to the Shute Bell wool manager Ben Litchfield, Peter Gersak, broking group and service resources that Lou Moore and Shute Bell’s these contacts provide Monaro Wool Services Managing Director Robert Ryan.



Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd

Country Wide Wool Pty Ltd



is looking forward to servicing and trading with their clients over the coming wool season. Commodity prices for many rural exports were affected by global economic conditions over the last 18 months, however returns from sheep and wool are helping to set a platform for woolgrowers and sheep breeders across the Monaro with wool stores and depots at Cooma, Bombala, Queanbeyan, Bega and Gunning Monaro Wool Services are well placed to provide service and recourses to a wide range of cliental. Monaro Wool Services offers a full range of wool handling and selling options with on farm clip and oddment purchases, store door and shed purchases and full auction catalogue marketing.

Wool Buyers Ring David for Monday appointments


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

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

New trading hours July-October- closed Mondays

41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:


Quality Construction Material Suppliers

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:

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

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

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630


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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. 12.

Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters MGM Industries


Wednesday September 15, 2010

Claire’s Carousel Welcome, readers, to Claire’s carousel where I invite you explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. If you would like to tell me of your special events or have community happenings coming up, please phone me on 6452 3137, mobile 0434 352 992 or email

Six days to go

Please note you only have six days remaining to submit your poem for ‘The Feast of Poetry’ competition, entries close September 20. Presentation day is November 21 at the Raglan Gallery. There are five sections ranging from Infants, Primary, Secondary, Open and poem on the spot. Entry forms are available at the Library, Raglan Gallery and Monaro Books and Music. Prizes are very generous so I do hope you will put pen to paper and enter!

Adaminaby quilt show

The above quilt show takes place on the long weekend of October 2 and 3 at the Adaminaby Hall, commencing at 10am and running till 4pm, with a very short day on


Monday 4. There will be many quilts on display plus card making, spinning demonstrations and much more. Should you wish to lodge an entry phone 6454 1530 or 0413 099 244. Refreshments at a 50 percent discount will be available at a nearby food outlet.

F.A.S.T. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the key signs of stroke – facial weakness, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to act fast – dial 000. A reminder in conjunction with National Stroke Week, September 13 to 19 an information session is being held at Dodds Hotel dining room at 2.15pm this Friday, September 17 by the University of the Third Age with Karen Evans as guest speaker. All very welcome.

11th John Briscoe memorial art exhibition An amazing, talented exhibition with a variety of paintings to suit everyone’s taste. Do go along and view this exhibition - you won’t be


disappointed. Raglan Gallery opens from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 9.30am till 4.30pm and looks forward to welcoming you, gold coin donation only.

Volunteers needed If you have a few hours to spare St Vincent de Paul are looking for volunteers to help in their shop on the corner of Vale and Massie Streets, Cooma. The shop is also having a half price sale at present and you will be amazed at the bargains, even Christmas decorations! Management would love to hear from you if you can assist.

Invitation An invitation from Cooma United Stallions to their 2010 United Rugby League Football Club Presentation night to be held Friday September 17 at the Cooma Ex-Services. Tickets are $40 including dinner and entertainment is from KaLinks a very popular local band. Tickets are available from Boller and Co all are welcome to this fun evening.


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In today’s climate of computer games and Wii sports it’s nice to know that some of the old stuff is still hanging around. Like Truth or Dare. I thought this game had died out when Pac Man hit the screen but apparently not. We used to play this one as teens and I can remember kids doing crazy things on a dare like shimmying up telegraph poles, eating disgusting things and generally getting up to stuff they wouldn’t normally do but that was the aim of the game. Ditto with the truth part. There was also another game that the boys used to play called Chicken. It involved two barefoot players and one penknife and it was always played outside to avoid cuts and bloodstains on the carpet but that’s another story. Today we’re talking about Truth or Dare because Twin I came home one day last week wearing bright lolly pink nail polish and that’s how I found out that kids today still played the game and that Twin I opted for Dare didn’t he! And then he spent the rest of the afternoon with his sleeves pulled way down over his hands, (until he got home anyway) and let me tell you, it was the first

Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

thing I noticed as he headed for the fridge. Seriously, that is one colour that really sticks out like the proverbial, especially on the nails of an 18-year-old boy clad entirely in black! His attempts at getting it off had to be seen to be believed but fortunately I had a bottle of nail polish remover on hand and he pounced on it like a drowning man would a life raft and I’m fairly sure that next time around he might consider Truth instead of Dare. On the other hand, at least he was involved in something other than a computer screen and was actually engaged with real people instead of 3D animated ones so I suppose I should just look askance at things like bright lolly pink nail polish and move on. It was definitely preferable to the time he came home with the blondest hair I’d ever seen because there was no quick fix for that one. So there you go, some things do get passed from generation to generation and it’s nice to know that Truth or Dare won’t end up lost in the mists of time but, on the other hand, if he dares to come home with another shocker before I’m fully over the pink nails I’m going to have one of those moments and that’s the truth!

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers Office & Wool Store 54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

9 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

Authorised Distributor

Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

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

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

Lisa Ashurst

Everybody Needs a Shed!!!

When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you can’t beat

Phone: 131 161



MTA • LMD 12556

Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services

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

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630 Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485

MONARO PANEL BEATERS t2VBMJUZt4FSWJDFt$PNNJUNFOUt1SJEF 24 Hour Tilt Tray Towing Service Insurance & Private work Car-O-Liner Measuring System All Types of Spray Painting From Touch-up to Full Resprays Specialising in Baked Enamel Finishes Windscreens Fitted

Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

General Road Freight Service COVERING


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

· Motorbike Repairs & Services · Spare Parts & Accessories · Tyres & Oils

· General Machining · Drilling · Welding/ Fabrication

Specialising in 4 wheeler, dirt bike and road bike repairs.

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Grassroots MWW

MONARO WHITE WOOL Snowy Plain Boudjah Main Range

Cooma Show Ground Sale commences - 1.00pm Inspection - 10.00am

Snowy Plain - Michael Hedger (02) 6456 3856 Boudjah - Michael Green (02) 6452 6651 Main Range - Steven Tozer (02) 6456 4405



Wednesday September 15, 2010

Top ram purchased by Boudjah MJ & M Green of Boudjah Merino Stud recently purchased a new ram through Landmark Cooma at the recent Dubbo National Sheep Show. The ram from the One Oak Merino Stud at Jerilderie was sashed as the champion fine/medium sale ram. Previously he was shown at Bendigo (Australian Sheep and Wool Show) where he was the ram in the pairs that were awarded the National Champion March shorn pair. Boudjah purchased the ram for $5000. Michael Green is pictured with his new, $5000 One Oak ram

100 RAMS


Ph: 6452 1934

Noxious Weeds Management Services have had a large number of inquiries into the feed value of African Lovegrass for livestock. Below is a summary of a scientific trial conducted at Bredbo by the local branch of Department of Primary industries, (now called Industry and Investment NSW). African Lovegrass is a native of Southern Africa. It is a hardy drought tolerant perennial grass species that thrives on sandy soils with low fertility. In Australia seven agronomic types of African Lovegrass are recognised, all of which impact on agricultural productivity and biodiversity. It is distributed throughout mainland Australia. The Problem African Lovegrass readily colonises overgrazed and disturbed sites. Its ability to produce a large volume of seed means it can quickly form dense monocultures. It spreads via vehicle movements, water, fodder, and over short distances by wind. The seed can also be dispersed by grazing animals. The African Lovegrass Trial This is a short summary from a trial conducted at the Bredbo Travelling Stock Reserve. This reserve has a dense population of African Lovegrass with a large accumulation of dead material, which is typical of much of the district. The trial site had thirty plots where treatments using fertilising, slashing, burning, and combinations of these were used. This trial was run between spring 2008 and autumn 2009. Livestock require feed with 65 percent digestibility or above for the animal to maintain condition or gain weight. The trial showed that the best digestibility was reached in early spring, when its dry matter digestibility of green leaf (the amount utilised by the animal) reached a maximum of 65 percent. So for the remainder of the year the digestibility was well below 50 percent and only 38 percent in winter down to 3.6

percent of crude protein of the dead leaf. Trials have shown that sheep and cattle will lose weight dramatically when forced to graze African Lovegrass in winter. Both dry matter digestibility and protein are low in pastures dominated by African Lovegrass and severely limit voluntary intake of the grazing animals so overall carrying capacity is reduced with dense infestations. In better seasons when animals are able to exercise more selective grazing African Lovegrass often remains ungrazed in favour of more palatable species. Control Methods Control methods of African Lovegrass are not an easy task and require an integrated approach to be effective. The best option is to prevent establishment in the first place and any plants should be destroyed before setting seed to prevent infestation. Keep stock away from fruiting plants and ensure purchase of fodder, produce, stock and soils are free of weed seed. If stock are bought from infested areas they should be kept for at least 14 days in a holding paddock that can be checked for weed seedlings later. In clean areas, be vigilant. For more information on the African Lovegrass trial go DPI web site If you require further information, please contact Roger Roach on (02) 6455 1942.

Hereford cow showing signs of slipping in condition standing in a paddock dominated by a dense cover of frost affected African lovegrass.


Wednesday September 15, 2010


Hazeldean bull sale grosses $209,750 Hazeldean offered 51 Angus bulls for sale at the on-property spring sale last Tuesday. Auctioneer Tony Dowe conducted the sale on behalf of Hazeldean. The sale saw 41 bulls sell to a top of $11,000, a gross of $209,750 and an average of $5115.85. Five bulls were withdrawn from the sale and five passed in under the $2500 reserve. T h e top-priced

winter. He said the bulls had all been r u n n i n g on phalaris pasture and were ready to start work straight away. There were 40 registered buyers at the sale, from the local area, Tamworth, Tu m b a r u m b a , Newmeralla (Vic), Harden, Kinsgton (SA), Cann River, Bookham, Yass, Holbrook, Orbost, Moss Vale, Suggan Buggan, Lake Cargellico and Holbrook.

Volume buyers Peter and Cherie Turner with agent Andrew Talbot, of Tamworth.

Hazeldean principal Jim Litchfield addresses buyers at the sale.

Auctioneer ToneyDowe at the Hazledean bull sale last Tuesday.

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b u l l , L o t 10, Hazeldean New Design D916, sold to Anthony De Pietra, Craiglea (Hobby Yards) Partnership of Craiglea via Blayney. This buyer purchased four bulls in total, for a gross of $31,000 and an average of $7750. Second-top price was $8000, for lot 27 Hazeldean Bando D955, bought by Jim Feilen, Merrigang Pastoral Company,

Merrigang, Ando. Volume buyer at the sale was Peter Turner, of Bydand Pastoral Co, Walcha. He bought nine bulls to a total of $32,900, topping at $6500 and averaging $3655. Mr Turner has bought bulls at Hazeldean previously, although not for a few years. Hazeldean principal, Jim Litchfield, said he was pleased with the sale result. He said some of the bulls had shown the effects of a long cold

MJ & CM French

Chansit Ablelou

by Vision


DOB: 22/9/1994

Chansit Classical

by Ablelou



Chansit Jimney Cricket

Federal Park Vision

Height: 15hh

Campdrafting ability, stock sense, and companionship all come in Ablelou's blood Dam: Fieldon Marylou won an impressive 86 campdrafts in only 5 years, Sire: Quidong Able had 98 campdraft wins & was sired by Abdul. Ablelou has won 19 campdrafts to date. He is always consistent giving 110%, and can be ridden by the whole family. Ablelou’s sired Open Campdrafters, A grade Polocrosse horses & Ponies for the kids at Pony Club. His progeny are extremely quiet in all aspects and they just love being your mate. Breed one for the whole family …..

Glen Lee Jupiter


Chansit Ki-Kiama


Chansit Classact

photo Sally Ann Thompson


by Ablelou Sired

DOB: 5/9/2003

Height: 15.1hh

Classact is easy to ride, effortless to train and has a familiar attitude when it comes to reading cattle. He is so quiet – the kids ride him. Sire: Knights Nicholas ASH Star of the Year @ 5 yrs, ASH Champion @ Melb & Syd Royal, Dam: Chansit Classical is an Open Campdraft mare, extremely soft to ride. Grand dam: Cambalong Jazz – has won numerous Open Drafts. She placed 2nd Ladies @ Warwick Draft and has played State Polocrosse for NSW & SA. Classact’s 2nd outing he placed 5th in the Open Stockmans Challenge @ Gundagai Giddy Up 2009 and ran an 86 in the stallion draft. He continues to prove his consistency, he has a beautiful nature and is a pleasure to own.

DOB: 20/10/1995

Height: 15hh

Vision is owned and bred by Ron Kent of Quirindi. He has been campaigned by Matt & Chrissie French since 2001. Over the years he has proved to be very consistent. He is extremely soft to ride, easy to educate and very responsive. He is passing these attributes on to his progeny - resulting in classy stock that are winning open drafts and playing A grade polocrosse. Sire: Comara Tiger Cat won 33 Campdrafts & was sired by Abbey. Dam: Federal Park Fancy won or placed on 5 of her 7 outings before she was injured. Vision has numerous 3/4 brothers and sisters who are excelling in Campdrafting and have won Polocrosse Horse Awards at the World Cup.


ASH 187591

Matt & Chrissie French “Chansit” Nimmitabel Matt: 0417 020 757 Chrissie: 0428 824 660 Ph: 6454 6045



Danny & Sandra Brabon


Horse Sales - Breaking & Re-educating AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSES


Kallenia Firelight & Kallenia Oliver Breed for pleasure or performance. These stallions have the temperament, type & ability that makes their progeny easily trainable.

$660 LFG + agist + vet fees Standing at Imagine Stock Horse Stud

“Kalev” 3112 Shannon’s Flat Via Cooma

PH: 6454 5146

Wednesday September 15, 2010

BVDV (Pestivirus) vaccination prior to joining District Veterinary Inspector, Chris Haylock pregnancy and the virus established within the Many producers are calving at present and thoughts should be turning to management for the next drop of calves. This means making sure that you have enough bulls and that they are fit and healthy. It also means that it is time to be sure that any heifers are well enough grown and ready for their first joining. If you would like to protect your heifers from problems with Pestivirus or BVDV infection, you need to act soon. Like many vaccines, two doses are needed to give initial immunity to disease. Those two doses need to be given at least one month apart. The second dose needs to be given a couple of weeks before the bull goes out to ensure adequate heifer immunity prior to joining. Pestivirus is a common virus. 90 percent of cattle herds have some level of exposure, but in many herds, there is no obvious illness. If cattle are exposed to Pestivirus before they are joined, then little harm is done. However, if cows or heifers are first exposed around joining or when pregnant, there can be issues with poor conception, abortions, stillbirth, weak or defective calves, calfhood infections and the survival of persistently infected (PI) animals. In the last few months there have been two confirmed Pestivirus problems in the Bombala area. On one property, three thin, scouring, drooling weaners were shown to be PIs. Their mothers were infected during the first third of

foetus. Such cattle mostly die in their first year or two of life – usually the first winter in our district. It is these PIs that shed lots of virus and continue the cycle of infection. On another property, two of a group of heifers who had recently returned from agistment were noticed to have aborted. Blood tests showed that the heifers had recently been exposed to Pestivirus for the first time – probably as they returned home and mixed with other cattle. The infections lead to the abortions. In some cases outbreaks in susceptible herds can prove very costly. It has been estimated that for commercial herds in southern Australia, that BVDV infection can cost up to $35/breeder/year. The investment of $9 per heifer and $4.50 a year for booster vaccinations is good insurance. All ages of cattle can suffer reproductive losses due to Pestivirus, but problems are most common in heifers simply because they have had the least opportunity to be exposed to the virus. Heifers can be given their first dose of vaccine at weaning time, so that only one booster dose is needed in the months before joining. Annual booster vaccinations ensure that immunity remains high in the whole herd. Pestivirus is just one of the excuses that cattle have for failing to give you a live healthy calf each year. It is, at least, one that you can do something about. A properly timed vaccination program for heifers will remove the threat of infection over that first joining and early pregnancy; keeping your investment safer.


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The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, CC) Sea Princesses. (C, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) Hannah Montana. (G, R, CC) Tennis. Davis Cup. World Group Playoffs. Day 2. Doubles. Belgium v Australia. From Cairns International Tennis Centre, Queensland. Commentary from Chris Dittmar and Geoff Masters. My Wife And Kids. (PG, R, CC) What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) Guide To The Good Life. (G) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Martin Clunes: A Man And His Dogs. (PG, CC) Movie: A Bug’s Life. (G, 98, R, CC) Movie: Die Another Day. (M, 02, R, CC) Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Michael Madsen. James Bond investigates the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a mysterious diamond broker. Movie: The Order. (AV15+, 03, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Alien Force. (G, R) Batman: The Brave And The Bold. Dogstar. (C, R, CC) Stormworld. (C, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, CC) The Sleepover Club. (C, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) Danoz Direct. (PG) WIN Presents. Movie: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. (PG, 58, R, CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin. Postcards Australia. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) Rugby League. NRL. Second semi-final. Movie: Spider-Man 2. (M, 04, R, CC) Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Movie: City Heat. (M, 84, R) The Baron. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)

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WorldWatch. Béjart: The Show Must Go On. Dances Of Life. (G, R) The Desert Castle. (G, R) PBS NewsHour. (CC) MythBusters: Big Rig Spectacular. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Monster Moves: 100 Ton Train. (PG, R, 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, R, CC) Music quiz show featuring folk musician Laura Jean and singer-songwriter Ned Collette. Each artist performs one of their songs backed by the RocKwiz Orkestra before combining for a duet. Hosted by Julia Zemiro. Movie: Mr Average. (M, 06, R) Cycling. Tour Of Spain. Stage 20. San Martín de Valdeiglesias to Bola del Mundo. From Spain. WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.





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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 From The Heart. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Second elimination final. 5.00 Monumental Vision In China. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (G, CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Mother And Son. (G, R, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Life: Plants. (G, CC) 8.20 News Update. (CC) 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M, CC) 10.00 Compass: Work, Later On. (G, CC) Part 1 of 3. 10.30 Stealing Klimt. (G, R, CC) 11.25 Movie: Nurse Edith Cavell. (b&w, PG, 39) 1.10 Movie: Stage Door Canteen. (b&w, G, 43, R, CC) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Rugby League. Arrive Alive Cup. Second semi-final. Matraville Sports High v The Hills Sports High. From CUA Stadium, New South Wales. 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. (G) 11.00 The Sunday Footy Show. (G) 12.00 Sunday Roast. (PG) 1.00 Surfing. ASP World Tour. Sri Lankan Pro. Highlights. 1.30 F Troop. (G, R) 2.00 Men In Trees. (Final, PG) 3.00 Rescue Special Ops. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Seeds Of Hope: A Journey With Hugh Jackman. (G, CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 RBT. (PG, CC) 7.00 Hot Pursuit. (PG, CC) 7.30 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.30 Movie: The Dark Knight. (M, 08, CC) 11.35 Cops L.A.C. (M, R, CC) 12.30 Rugby League. Super League. Playoff. 2.30 20/20. (CC) 3.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

6.00 Mass. (G) 6.30 Hillsong. (G) 7.00 Animalia. (C, R, CC) 7.30 Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) 8.00 Meet The Press. (CC) 8.30 The Hit (G) 9.00 The Benchwarmers Oz Made. (G) 10.00 Hit List TV. (PG) 12.00 iFish. (G) 1.00 My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad. (New series, G) 2.00 Big Cat Diary. (G) 2.30 Jamie At Home. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Shaping A State. (PG, R) 4.00 Landed Music. (PG) 4.30 Discover Downunder. (G) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Sports Tonight. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 Modern Family. (Final, PG, CC) 7.30 Junior MasterChef. (G, CC) 9.00 Offspring. (M, CC) Nina and Chris try to seize the moment, but their future is threatened by the past. Cherie’s secretive behaviour prompts a suspicious Billie to play detective. 10.00 Married Single Other. (M, CC) Lillie sells her lottery bonds in order to pay for the nuptials. 11.00 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Round 13. Aragon Grand Prix. From Motorland Aragón, Spain. 1.45 Video Hits Up-Late. (G, R) 1.55 Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) 2.00 Infomercials. (PG) 4.00 Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 10.30 UEFA Europa League Highlights. 11.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Highlights. 12.00 UEFA Champions League Magazine. 12.30 Speedweek. 2.00 Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 The Mayor, The Artist, The Farmer And His Wife. (G) 3.30 Are You My Mother? (PG, R, CC) 4.30 Living Black. (CC) 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Thalassa: Montenegro Reborn. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Bible’s Buried Secrets. (PG, CC) 8.30 Dateline. (CC) 9.30 Mad Men. (M, CC) A feuding Don and Duck are ordered to call a truce by Roger. Peggy tries to join in on the execs’ after-hours meetings. 10.30 Inspector Rex. (M, R) 11.30 Decadence: God. (Final, M, R, CC) 12.00 Cycling. Tour Of Spain. Stage 21. Final. San Sebastián de los Reyes to Madrid. From Spain. 2.00 WorldWatch.


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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Matty Johns’ Controversy Corner. (PG) Tennis. Davis Cup. World Group Playoffs. Day 3. Belgium v Australia. From Cairns International Tennis Centre, Queensland. Commentary from Chris Dittmar and Geoff Masters. Border Patrol. (PG, R, CC) New Zealand On A Plate. (G) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Hosted by Luke Jacobz. Bones. (M, R, CC) The team’s investigation into the murder of an aspiring singer leads to an obsessed fan who redirects her affections toward Booth. As the case comes to a conclusion, a shocking event may change the team forever. Castle. (M, R, CC) Air Crash Investigations: Mixed Signal. (PG, R, CC) Across The Roof Of The World. (G, R) Room For Improvement. (G, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)





6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 For The Juniors. (G, R) 10.15 Naturally Australia. (G, R, CC) 10.30 Neue Freunde. (G, R) 10.40 Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Landline. (R, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) 1.30 Planet Food. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Travel Oz. (G, CC) 6.30 Talking Heads. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Australian Story. (CC) Part 2 of 2. 8.30 Four Corners. (CC) 9.20 Media Watch. (G, CC) 9.35 Q&A. (CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.35 The War: Terrible Choices. (PG, R, CC) 12.30 The Clinic. (M, CC) 1.30 Parliament Question Time. 2.30 Miriam Makeba In Australia. (R, CC) 3.00 Bowls. Trans Tasman Series. Men’s Triples. Australia v New Zealand. Replay. 4.00 The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Behind The News. (G, CC) 10.25 Our History. (G, R, CC) 10.30 What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Architects Of Change. (G, CC) 1.30 The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 The Genius Of Design: Ghosts In The Machine. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. (CC) 8.30 Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Power. (G, CC) 9.35 QI. (PG, CC) 10.05 Jennifer Byrne Presents. (CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.40 Four Corners. (R, CC) 12.25 Media Watch. (G, R, CC) 12.40 The Chaser’s War On Everything. (M, R, CC) 1.25 Parliament Question Time. 2.25 An Artist In Eden: The Work Of Ruth Maddison 2000-2005. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 Good Game. (M, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: An American Affair. (M, 97, R, CC) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Criminal Minds. (M, R, CC) The mother of an abducted child works with the unit in Seattle to identify a serial killer. Covert Affairs. (M, CC) Annie is tasked with investigating a potential national security leak originating from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trinny And Susannah: The Great British Body. (M) My Name Is Earl. (PG, R, CC) No Tears For The Crocodile. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Love Sick. (M, 08, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Beat The Star. (PG, CC) Packed To The Rafters. (PG, CC) Dave struggles with unfamiliar emotions which threaten to engulf the easy-going father and husband he has always been. Parenthood. (M, CC) Haddie spends Career Day at Julia’s law firm, but her assignment causes Julia and Kristina to re-evaluate their own career choices. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. (M) Dawn Goes Lesbian. (MA15+) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R, CC) Daily. (PG, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Hot In Cleveland. (PG, CC) Rescue Special Ops. (Final, M, CC) Michelle and her baby are kidnapped, sparking a desperate manhunt. The Secret Millionaire. (PG, CC) Mad Monday. (M) WIN News. (CC) Rugby League. Super League. Play-off. Homicide. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Derren Brown: The Events. (CC) 20 To 01. (M, R, CC) How To Have Sex After Marriage. (MA15+, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) WIN Presents. (PG, R) Division 4. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Crashes That Changed Flying. (PG, CC) Good News Week. (M, CC) Guests including Dr Chris Brown, Cal Wilson, Tom Gleeson and Josh Thomas engage in a satirical look at the week’s news. Cops. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) Brownlow Blue Carpet Arrivals. (PG, CC) Brownlow Medal Count. (PG, CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 2.30 Insight. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 The Crew. (G) 5.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters: Pirates Special Pt 2. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Man Vs Wild: European Alps. (PG, R, CC) Adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls travels to the Alps, a popular European tourist destination that claims hundreds of lives each year. 9.20 Letters and Numbers Bitesize. (G, R, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Shameless. (Return, MA15+, CC) Liam gets the dubious honour of sharing his birthday with Frank. 11.00 La La Land. (New series, M) 11.30 The World Game. (R) 12.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 1.00 Movie: I Am. (M, 05, R) 2.45 WorldWatch.

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) Gibbs vows to catch a killer, who has already claimed the life of a fellow team member, before they strike again. The team investigates the sabotage of an experimental robot vehicle that led to the death of a Navy officer. News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Law & Order. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Destiny Has No Favourites. (PG, 03, R) 2.40 Make Yourself At Home. (PG, R) 3.00 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Visions Of Austria Pt 1. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Insight. (CC) 8.30 Cutting Edge: How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth? (CC) Naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hot Docs: Fighting The Red Baron. (CC) 11.25 Movie: Blue Eyelids. (M, 07, R) 1.10 Embedded With Sheik Hilaly. (M, R, CC) 2.10 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.45 Soccer. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. First semi-final. From Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Country Energy is one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest regional employers spanning 95 per cent of New South Wales. We offer a challenging career in a friendly environment with attractive beneďŹ ts and conditions. As a Powerline Worker you will be responsible for the general construction, installation, connection and maintenance of both high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV) overhead and underground distribution network assets and equipment. To be successful in this position you will have a recognised or transferable Overhead Lineworker qualiďŹ cation. Experience with distribution and transmission system inspection, maintenance, construction and operation is also required. To download a copy of the position description and the selection criteria, please visit our website at or contact Bill Russell on 02 6492 9248 for more information.

Cooma Rugby Union Football Club Coaches and Managers Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the positions of First Grade Coach, Second Grade Coach and Team Managers for the Cooma Rugby Union Football Club in 2011. Expressions of interest are also highly recommended for those wishing to coach or manage any of the junior sides that the Club may form in 2011. Applications should be sent to: Secretary, Cooma Rugby Union Football Club, PO Box 728, Cooma NSW 2630 or emailed to Please send applications before November 1 2010. Enquiries: 0400 398 074


Applications close 5pm Friday 24 September 2010.

Rev Noel Williams will be Inducted as Minister into the Monaro Parish of the Uniting Church on Sunday 19 September at 2pm. Rev Noelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Induction will be held in the Cooma Uniting Church, Soho Street Cooma. All are welcome.


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Wednesday September 15, 2010


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Cooma Rugby Union Football Club AGM Notice is hereby given that the CRUFC will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Cooma Ex-Services Club on Monday 1 November commencing at 6:30pm following an ordinary meeting at 6pm.

MEA AGM Wednesday 6th October, 7pm, Royal Hotel, Cooma. All Welcome.

220-226 Sharp St Cooma 6452 0313

GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE 66 West Dension St at 9am. Lounge, dining table, lots of household items.

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IN MEMORIAM THE KUMA KOFFEE KLUB are already missing their friend and mate Herbert (Herb) Fritche, who passed away on Thursday night 9/9/10.

Tyler James Stead

6/8/09 - 13/9/09 Twin brother of Jasmine-Rose A year has passed, but our thought's of you haven't dimmed. You are our little angel looking after us and the brightest star guiding our every step. Miss you little man. Nan and Poppy Stead


Wednesday September 15, 2010

Shop changes hands Never Ending Memories has opened a new chapter in its life with Karin Spencer now at the helm. Karin has many years experience in the retail industry and brings with her a wealth of customer service skills and fresh new ideas for the store. As a local lady Karin has always shopped in Cooma for everything, supporting the local community. Now she is going to make Never Ending Memories into a place where you can buy for everyone at reasonable prices. “The opportunity arose for me to buy the business and the time was right, I’m here for the long haul.” said Karin. “ I feel Cooma needs this type of shop, where you can get everything you need. I won’t be stocking the same products as the other shops in town, as I want to keep my stock unique with prices that reflect the products quality. I’m keeping the name because everyone knows where it is and I really like

it; it’s a lovely name for this type of store. Karin will be stocking a diverse range of homewares, products for teens, men and special presents for new borns. She will be stocking more items specifically for men and is even going to have a coffee machine for you to have a cuppa while you browse. Karin will add her personal touch to the shop, with new ideas, products and free gift-wrapping on purchases. New stock will be arriving all the time so keep popping in and have a look. Big discounts are on offer for the old stock and some opening specials. “By Christmas time the store will be ‘ACE’, fully stocked and raring to go and help you find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.” She said. Karin Spencer has bought Never Ending Memories.


Junior cricket competition needs more players and managers After a very successful season last year the Monaro Junior Cricket Association will once again be entering U/15 and U/14 sides in the ACT junior competitions. The U/15 matches are played on Saturday afternoons while the U/14’s play on Sunday mornings. This year the competitions will be a mixture of 50 over matches and 20/20 games played on a home and away basis. The local primary school competition will be run on the same format as last year with the games to be played after school on Monday evenings. Over past years the association has ran a local junior high school competition as well as entering U/12 U/14 and U/16 representative teams in the Southern Zone

competition. Unfortunately this year, due to a lack of a significant player base and availability of team managers, the local junior high school competition and representative teams may not be formed. For anyone interested in getting involved and promoting junior cricket they should come along to the junior cricket AGM or contact Garth Moxon on 64521947. The AGM will be held on Wednesday September 22 at the Cooma ExServices Club commencing at 7.30pm



Cryptic Clues Across

COOMA Twin Cinema 76 Commissioner Street Friday 17th September – Super Tuesday 21st September 2010 CLOSED Thursday, Monday & Wednesday

9. Attempt to conceal ancient disaster (7) 10. Universities made amateur into expert (7) 11. Grandmother grew remote within a very short distance (9) 12. Low point producing rain around land's end (5) 13. Trip over another random sample (6) 14. Abnormal realising capital gains on the yen (8) 17. Staying behind an obstacle to negotiations (8,5) 21. Standing order for priest before the Middle Ages (8) 23. Silver buck returned as arranged (6) 25. Sticks out a mile on an Indian (5) 27. Very Latin one played a dashing lover (9) 28. Mean intelligence (7) 29. Lose hope of ever changing diapers (7) Down

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1. Dwarf performed a trick (7) 2. Left untreated suits at the cleaners (10) 3. Bug I can translate into languages like English (8) 4. City in Japan, Kentucky and Turkey, too! (5) 5. A tear in the leaf of the family tree? (9) 6. Pass the hat around at noon for a siesta (6) 7. Blue lake spread dew (4) 8. Make jokes in a sleeping bag? (7) 15. From birth, model remained in pleasant surroundings (10) 16. Maiden is presenting with apprehension, but ... (9) 18. ... with church music, is married to some creature (8) 19. Doctor's instrument expelled saliva inside ambulance (7) 20. Break up a record player, video terminal and coffee-maker (7) 22. Pull over everyone that's fat (6) 24. Clearing the middle-aged of clinging onto youth (5) 26. Cries from the cat houses (4)

Quick Clues



1. Thicket of small trees (7) 9. American 16-down (7) 2. Happening after one's death (10) 10. Argument, dispute (7) 11. Collection of dried scented 3. Miscellaneous (8) 4. Abrasive agent, used as a petals (3,6) coating on paper (5) 12. Opposite to credit (5) 5. Ambiguous, uncertain (9) 13. English unit of local government (6) 6. Robber (6) 14. Fashionable clothes shop 7. Caterpillar (4) (8) 8. Crowd with a disordered 17. Person who is helpful and collection of objects (7) compassionate to those in 15. Isolation to prevent the spread distress (4,9) of disease (10) 21. Esoteric (8) 16. Pouched mammal (9) 23. Baby (6) 18. Disgrace (8) 25. Person avoiding any 19. Site of Christ's crucifixion (7) animal product (5) 27. Boundary of a geometric 20. Everlasting (7) 22. Putrid (6) figure (9) 28. Exact copy (7) 24. Corrupt payment (5) 29. Sudden source of wealth 26. Open the mouth wide (4) (7)



Little Red Devils contest sevens

Wednesday September 15, 2010


The Red Devils had three teams and a Bush Devils combined under 16’s side play in the sevens competition in Canberra on Sunday. Mixed results were the outcome for the day for the teams, with the Under 11’s making it through to the finals round. The under 13s

suffered a couple of injuries but the Under 10’s won two, lost two and had a draw in one game. All teams had a great day and learnt a thing or two about sevens rugby and are keen to play again next year in this final competition for the season.



3. 1.The under 10s in action. 2.Luke Rixon kicking for touch. 3.Charlie Allen on his way to the try line. 4.Will Moore side stepping his way down the paddock. 5.Liam Allen going down in a heavy tackle.

St Patrick’s Parish School, Cooma A school with altitude

GALA GOLF DAY Saturday, September 18, 2010 ★ ★ ★ Registration from 7.30am ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Shot gun start 9.00am ★ ★ ★ Thank you to our Thank you to our major sponsors Paintrite Construction Management Dutaillis Architects Monaro Joinery Mitre 10 Modem Furniture Up She Goes Burke’s Plant Hire Sportspower Marlborough Motel Bracher Timbers Cooma Furnishing Co Vika’s Ski Lodge Mark & Leanne Jones Regional Valuers Slaters Dental Surgery Frank’s Butchery Summit Smash Repairs Ron Lehrmann Electrical Blaxland Mawson & Rose Mack’s Auto & Tyre Centre Quod’s Landscape Gardening Monaro Milk & Juice Distributors Advertising sponsors Cooma-Monaro Express Monaro Post 2XL

minor sponsors Quod’s Plumbing Services, Brumbies Rugby, Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd, Rob & Misook Barnes, Canberra Raiders, Thredbo Valley Distillery, Mia Creek Bed and Breakfast, Bundaberg Rum, Boyce & Co, High Country Automotives, Cooma Gas & Garden, Monaro Optical, Retravision, Cooma Rural Supplies, Dodds Hotel, Campbell’s Painters, Monaro Meats, Kuma Pies, Norton’s Building Supplies, Peak Clothing, Silly Willy’s Discounts, Alpine Ford, John Paske Carpet Court, Cooma Hotel, Cottle House, Country Skin Reflections, Cooma Auto Electrics, Dick Smith Electronics, Grand Court Chinese Restaurant, Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety, Mainstreet, Massari Motors, Melray Meats, Monaro Books & Music, National Bank, Never Ending Memories, Repco, South East Tiles and Bathroom Centre, Schoo’s Studio, Snowy Camping World, The Fabric Salon, TLE Electrical, South East Embroidery, Rose’s Restaurant, Corby’s Heating & Cooling, Cooma Twin Cinema, Cooma Squash Club, Cooma School of Music, Cooma Flower Shop, Cathy’s Lollyshack, Bill Wilkinson Agencies, Bellissima, Paul & Ange Hart, Bec Minear and Cassy McKenzie, Estreich Jewellers, Michael van Lint Concreting Services, Molly Ashton (masseuse)

Bookings can be made at Cooma Golf Club and The Fabric Salon with payment of $30 per player includes breakfast. Three person ambrose

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Friday September 24


The 2010 Annual Presentation Night

BBQ & AGM SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER Cooma Ex-Services Club at 6pm COFFEYS HOTEL BEER GARDEN BBQ commences from 12.30pm followed by Presentation to all teams. BBQ cost $5.00 per adult: ALL children FREE

Tickets - $35

Phone Lynsey on 0403 791 793


Wednesday September 15, 2010

Cooma Tigers grand finals 2010


Lady Tigers lose grand final Tigers lose close grand final Cooma FC Lady Tigers played against Woden Valley Griffins in the division two grand final at The University of Canberra oval on Sunday. After winning their semi final 1-0 last week, thanks to a Beth McMahon goal, the girls were ready to take on the formidable Woden Valley. The grand final started with both sides trying to dominate the game in the midfield, but it was the Griffins who drew first blood in the 30th minute, scoring a scrappy goal after a defensive mix-up. Only 10 minutes later Woden Valley scored their second goal with a header on the line from a speculative cross. The Lady Tigers attacked in the remaining minutes of the first half from both the right and left, with fast wingers Beth and Alicia, but the result did not change. Cooma played much better in the second half and they had more chances, especially in the last 20 minutes of the game. Unfortunately, they were unlucky not to convert their opportunities and the final score was

2-0 for the Griffins. Lady ‘Tigers’ of the day were awarded to Courtney Freeman for outstanding determination playing left back and also Lara McAuley for dominating the right back, putting off Woden’s star striker “Shorty” on numerous occasions. Well done girls. Congratulations to Woden Valley, who also took out the Minor Premiership; they were clearly the strongest team in the comp. Overall, the Lady Tigers had a great season with 10 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, finishing the league in third position. They were the second top scoring team in the league and they produced the third and fourth top goal scorers in division two with Libby Goggin scoring 11 goals and Beth scoring nine goals. They showed great team spirit all season, worked hard, and played as a team at every game. They started their football campaign having last years division three winners Libby Goggin, Tina Cafferelli, Beth McMahon, Emma Gerrand and Kailey Tonini, and also the four under 15 girls Annie Crofts, Deanne Baines, Georgia Peters and Bec Thompson. Grace Daley, Bec Pascall, Latitia Newman and goal keeper Clarie D’Amico all had a great season and contributed to the team’s success this year, as well as first time football players Alicia Connell, Lara McAuley and Courtney Freeman. Congratulations to the Lady Tigers to making grand final; you made Cooma FC proud once again.

Cooma division five headed to Canberra to take their place in the 2010 Grand Final against Canberra City on Saturday. After hitting impressive form late in the season, the boys were very confident coming into the last hurdle of the season. Cooma started off slow and allowed City to control the game, which put the strong Tigers defence under strain from the start. Mark Chenery was up for a big game, and, just like every week, kept the final alive with some brilliant goalkeeping and a strong performance. Against the run of play Cooma got a free kick just before the half time whistle. Andrew Bobinskas stepped up and curled a dangerous ball in, and with help from the City keeper Cooma found themselves up 1-0 going into the break. Cooma came out a different team in the second half and were keen to put another goal away to finish off a Canberra City team that were not converting chances. Before long a scuffle in the box lead to a Cooma player being clearly taken out and a penalty was awarded, as well as a Canberra City player being sent off. Captain Paul Lawson stepped up to try to convert the penalty to give Cooma a 2-0 lead, but it wasn’t to be. A great save by the city keeper kept them in with a chance. Cooma’s heads were down and they found it hard to recover form here. Before long City found their easiest chance of the season presented to them with an open goal, and it was 1-1. In the celebrations an argument had broken out, and in the confusion the referee showed Jason Warren-Smith a red card. Cooma pushed on the counter

attack and were very unlucky not to score through a wonder strike from Tim Jordan. With 10 minutes left, a mishap in the Cooma back-line lead to another open goal for Canberra City to take a 2-1 lead; which they would hold on to until the end. Coach Walker said “Cooma paid the price for not taking their chances. I’m not making any excuses, but Canberra City didn’t win the game; Cooma lost it. But that’s finals for you. No one expected us to be playing finals this year and we proved them wrong. “We should all be very proud of the boys its been a fairytale season. Straight after the game all the boys committed to sticking together and wanting to push one better next year. Thankyou to the massive support at the game it was truly a fun day out and also a big thankyou to all the squad that have been there through thick and thin; it’s been an unreal season. Best on field Ben Baker, Tim Jordan, Brendan Wall and Mark Chenery.

Tim Jordan.

Courtney Freeman.

Tigers division four and five squad. Lady Tigers State League 2.

Tigers Under 18s lose in shootout Today our first Grand Final place was up for grabs as we faced our old foe Woden, with our 5-1 drubbing of them three weeks earlier fresh in our memories. The game started at a furious pace with both teams keen to attack and the Tigers narrowly having the edge in the first 15 minutes. The Tiger’s first great opportunity came from the penalty spot, but the advantage could not be taken. Our redemption came shortly later when a shot from Ciaran Rayment was deflected, and Chris Phillips made no mistake in giving Cooma a 1-nil lead. Another missed penalty left the Tigers looking rather dejected. Woden grabbed an equaliser right on half time when the Tiger’s defensive line was caught napping; 1-1 at half time. Woden came out firing in the second half and really dominated the

first 20 minutes, as the Tigers found themselves under constant attack and only solid defence and some good midfield play kept Woden from scoring. Despite Woden being reduced to 10 men, the Tigers couldn’t capitalise on this momentum swing and Woden held on to take the game into extra time. The game went to penalty shoot out, with each side missing one each for the first five. It was the Tigers’ seventh penalty shot that was saved by the keeper and Woden rejoiced to win 6-5 on penalties. What a game what a season! Today the team will look back on the missed opportunities but the boys can hold their heads high for a season of great accomplishments. Their fair play, sportsmanship and good humor is to be commended; congratulations boys on a wonderful season where, with a little luck, we certainly were a championship contender.

Tigers bow out of finals with 2-1 loss Our dream to become the 2010 champions of the premier league for this year were demolished, though it was not because of a lack of effort but due to what in Football is called the luck factor. We do not want to take any credit away from Belconnen as a serious aspirant to the title, though it needs to be noted that they were challenged by the Tigers for most of the game. In spite of all our efforts, two soft goals were conceded, the first one in the first half of normal time and the second one in the first half of extended time. Cooma created excellent opportunities but was unable to find the goals. However, Tigers were at a championship level, the determination of every single one of the players impressed; and demonstrated that all of them are genuine Tiger warriors. The moral compass of the team was proudly held by the captain (Marcial Munoz) throughout the season. One could also say he was one of the top players of the season. Proof of this claim was his brilliant goal against Belconnen. Off a free-kick, a good long way out from the goal, he nailed the ball into the top right corner of Belconnen’s goal. This made the Tigers hopeful, confident of their team’s chances of conquering a game that was never too far away from them.

Even though the Tigers lost the preliminary finals one has to emphasise the successful campaign made by this team and its management throughout the length of the season. This team proved a lot of people wrong; as many stated that they would not achieve more than a sixth place in this year’s competition, particularly after losing the first few games at the start of the season. However, the determination of Gabriel Wilk, the coach, to take Cooma to at least one of the top three places in the competition paid off. It needs to be said that Gabriel is used to aiming and achieving very high with every team he has coached throughout the years. We need to thank the sponsors as without them we would not have had a Premier team. The sponsors are Cooma Ex Service men, 3D paint store, and Mick Klima. Thanks need to be given as well to the CSC’s president, Harry Hovasapian, for the consistent support given to the Cooma Tigers Premier team. His involvement in the club and the team’s playing is invaluable. We should also like to farewell Cristobal Soza who returns to Chile and Daniel Gecic who is going back to Brisbane. We need to thank them for their important contribution to the Premiers team this year.



Wednesday September 15, 2010

Western horse weekend

Cooma pool shaping up for summer

Well, It’s shaping up to be a Super Show season for 10/11 with our first event being a clinic with the respected Western Performance Trainer Tim French. He will be coming down from Sydney to pass his knowledge on to us on how to get the best from our horses and iron out any problems we are encountering with them before our shows start for the season. The clinic will be followed by a Beginners twilight show starting at approximately 6pm and we will be competing in classes that we have previously practiced with Tim during the clinic. On Sunday there will be a B grade show with Tim being the Judge for both events. This is a not to be missed event and is giving our western riders the best start for the show season. We are a family orientated association and accredited with the AQHA we welcome all new members., As places are limited for the clinic you would need to be super quick to secure your place. If you are interested in participating or joining please contact Rebecca at or phone 6236269 or visit our website www.

The changes are now evident in the construction work going on at the Cooma Festival Swimming Pool. Work on the site has steadily been progressing since May and as you go past the site you can notice new walls, awnings and the demolition of the original buildings. John Nassar from Full on Constructions said “progress has been good, not too bad at all but like anything in the building game you have got your issues, especially when it’s a community based project like this one.” He also said the weather; especially during winter because of temperature constraints can cause delays. Though it hasn’t been too bad. If being delayed by a few days is the difference between getting it right the first time and not rushing the job and getting the final product you really want then so be it. As with all community based projects a lot of things change through


Proudly presents a clinic and beginner show with Tim French. Tim is a well known and respected professional trainer and competitor within the western community with over 10 years experience training western show horses and riders. This clinic will cover ALL aspects of

Tim French showing including showmanship, trail, western pleasure and hunter under saddle.


DATE: September 18, 2010 Jindabyne Equestrian Resort Indoor Arena. Clinic Starts at 8:30am Saturday followed by the Twilight Beginner Show at 6pm. Clinic $120.00 for members, $140.00 non-members. Clinic and day ticket for beginner show $150.00 for members. Deposit of $60 required to secure your place. Enquiries to Rebecca at or phone 02 6236 3269 Phone Jindabyne Equestrian Resort direct on 6456 7333 for stable and accommodation requirements. This Clinic will be followed by a ‘B’ grade show, judged by Tim on Sunday September 19, 2010.

Help shape national park mountain bike policy The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has launched a discussion paper on mountain biking opportunities in the state’s national parks and reserves. The discussion paper will help NPWS develop a NSW Cycling Policy and Mountain Biking Strategy. NPWS head Sally Barnes said cycling was one of the most popular outdoor activities in NSW national parks, and as popular as camping. “We have 6.87 million hectares of national parks and reserves in NSW. The best way to get people interested and involved in conservation or these areas is by helping them get outside and see the parks for themselves,” Ms Barnes said. “Mountain biking is already possible along thousands of kilometres of management trails in many of our parks and specified tracks in reserves such as Glenrock SCA, Yellowmundee Regional Park, and Kosciuszko and Royal national parks. “Planning is also underway in northern Sydney to help design, develop and closely monitor stateof-the art tracks that minimise environmental impacts such as erosion and water flow. “There is strong community support for providing more for recreational opportunities in national

parks. At the same time, there are concerns about the impact uncontrolled mountain biking along informal tracks is having on our parks and the potential environmental impacts mountain biking could have on sensitive areas.” Ms Barnes said the discussion paper looked at how new opportunities can be provided in a way that provides the best experiences for mountain bikers, minimal conflict with other users and the best conservation for the parks . “At its heart is the recommendation that world class mountain bike experiences be provided in a limited number of parks, in places that are best suited to it,” she said. “Some parks are not suitable for mountain biking at all. “The discussion paper also canvasses track design and conservation to make sure we provide well designed, appropriately sited tracks without the negative environmental impacts often with associated with people using informal tracks. “All new mountain biking tracks would still be subject to environmental assessment and need to be approved through the plans of management for the park itself – which would involve further community consultation.”

the construction process. Things get added in late, causing minor delays but at this stage nothing too major has occurred, just your standard delays. It’s estimated that the building work will be completed in about mid October, but realistically it’s too early to call at the moment. The project consists predominantly of a lot bulky work and groundwork, which is being completed pretty much on time. There has been some infrastructure work Council has come back to us with and said maybe we should put this or that in and he said your crazy if you don’t do it while it’s all at this stage. “The building is here to last a long time, so if it means we have to take extra time to complete the project and get it right we will. Council has been very reasonable about it all and it’s going along nicely.”


Wednesday September 15, 2010


Spring shield to Burgess and Ware Cooma golf with Max Turner

Jeff Burgess and David Ware charged home on Sunday in the final round of the 36 holes Spring Shield Competition with a great round of 52 pts to emerge the winners from Nick Massari and Benny Bowerman on 95 pts. After Saturday’s opening round, Terry Johnston and Bob Eley, along with Brian Turner and Witt Prakatasung led the field on 47 pts, only to be rundown by the leading groups on Sunday. Saturday round one trophy winners were Terry Johnston and Bob Eley with 47 pts on a count back from Brian Turner and Witt

Prakatasung, who received the runners-up prizes. Saturday’s ball competition winners were the winners and runners-up plus David Ware and Jeff Burgess, Benny Bowerman and Nick Massari, Frank McKnight and Gino Cerro, Bart Joseph and Mal Browne, and Ray Bilbow and Brian Alexander on 46, along with Bill Keefe and Ross Fraser on 45 pts. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Richard Seears and David Ware, Long Drive winners were Roy Matthews A Grade, Bob Eley B Grade, and Witt Prakatasung C Grade. Jeff Burgess and David Ware took out

Sunday’s trophies with their great round of 52 pts, Runners-up were Benny Bowerman and Nick Massari with 49 pts. Sunday’s ball competition winners were Jeff Burgess and David Ware 52, Benny and Nick on 49, Ray Bilbow and Brian Alexander on 47, Dennis Minehan and Dieter Seubert 46, Phil Amey and Sam Patricks on 44 pts. Sunday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Witt Prakatasung and Brian Turner. Long drive winners were Brian Alexander A Grade, Trevor Bailey B Grade and Nick Massari C Grade. Wally Matthews defeated Mick Boyce on a count back to win last Wednesday’s

Close results in Pat Hain Eclectic

The annual Pat Hain Eclectic two-day stroke event attracted an enthusiastic group of ladies. On the first day of competition Beryl Devereux was the winner with a very pleasing 71 net. Gaye Wilson was the runner-up with 73 net. Balls were won by Marion Burke, Beaty Russell and Marilynne Weston, all on 75 net. Marion also won the putting with 28 putts. On Sunday the winner was Dorothy Bilbow with 73 net. The runner-up was Marilynne Weston with 76 net on a count-back from Marion Burke, the first ball winner. The second ball winner was Lorraine McGregor with 77 net. The putting was won by Marilynne Weston with a fantastic 25 putts. The aim of the competition of the Eclectic is to improve your score on the various holes with your better result counting. Marion Burke was the winner with a great 64 net. Her two rounds of golf simply dovetailed

wonderfully. Results were close with the next best being Gaye Wilson on 65 net and a number of ladies on 67 net. We wish to thank Pat Hain for her continued interest in and support of this event. Last Wednesday an 18-hole versus Par event was contested. The winner was Marilynne Weston with +1. Val Leitch was the runner-up on a count-back with square. Balls were won by Janet Freimanis, also square, Misook Barnes, -1, and Dorothy Bilbow, -2. In the nine-hole versus Par Clare Nowland was the winner with +3. The runner-up was Beaty Russell, -1. Balls were won by Julie Upton, -2, and Beryl Devereux, -3. Coming up: Wed, 15th – 18 hole Stableford; Sat, 18th – St Pats Day; Sun, 19th – 9 hole Stableford/Business House competition. See you on the course!

Bowlers enjoy spring weather Players at the Cooma Bowling Club’s made the most of the fantastic weather over the weekend to tune up for the upcoming opening of the 2011 bowling season by taking part in social matches. Excellent fields participated on both Saturday and Sunday and some very enjoyable and competitive bowls was played. On Saturday 33 players played in five games of triples and one of pairs. Four of the six matches produced very close results with a draw, one decided by one shot and two decided by two shots! In the drawn match six shots on the second last end to Jack Sajina, George Davidson and Bob Lahy allowed them to catch Sajina (playing swinging lead) Peter Marsicano and Keith Goodwin. In a twist Goodwin’s team won the last end by a shot on the last end to draw the match 22 all. Five shots on the last two ends to Fiona Richards, Ken Boate and Terry Croker were not enough for them to catch Mick Mayhew, Maureen D’Amico and Colin Roberson. Down 20 – 14 with the two ends to play Croker’s team almost grabbed a last minute win but they fell short by a shot. Roberson’s team held on to win 20 – 19. Sergio Roncelli, Peter Harris and Don Jarvis held on to finish 22 – 20 winners over Mary Murphy, Steve Lapham and Jim Fletcher. Jarvis pulled ahead in the very tight game when his team picked up 12 shots between the 14th and 20th ends going from 14 – 10 down to a lead of 22 – 17. Fletcher recovered to grab three shots on the last end but it wasn’t enough. Mario Frezza, Col Cottam and John Schoon

needed six shots on the last end in their clash with Ron Wainwright, Renate Winckel and Peter Caldwell. They were able to win the end well but could only manage four shots and went down 21 – 19. The final game of triples resulted in a good 26 – 14 win to Daphne Buckley, Geoff Venables and Neil McGregor over obber Seears, Lola Wallis and Denis Steinfort. In the pairs game Xin Cottam and Paul Cannell combined well to get the better of Olga Jebbink and Giulio D’Amico by 23 – 17. Eighteen players played in three games of triples on Sunday. In the closest game Mario Frezza, Keith Goodwin and Paul Cannell held on to down a fast finishing John Vincent, Ron Gammon and Don Jarvis by 23 – 20. Daphne Buckley, Stumpy Wallis and Mel Storta finished too strongly for Nelson Wallace, Xin Cottam and Denis Steinfort winning 22 – 12. In a very similar match Sandro Wialletton, Gary Douch and Jim Fletcher stormed home to defeat Rod Hassall, Col Cottam and Bob Lahy. The scores well even at 10 all after 12 ends but Fletcher’s team dominated the second half of the game scoring 15 shots to 2 o win 25 – 12. Social bowls will continue to be the order of the day for the next few weeks. Players are reminded that names need to be by 12 noon for a 1 pm start. Nominations for the 2011 fours and triples championship are currently open. When nominating, players need to check the dates when the first rounds will be played. The fours will start on the weekend of October 9 and 10.

Stableford Competition after both players finished on 42 pts. Mick claimed the second place trophy, Bruce Burton on 41 pts finished in third place from Heikki Evans on 40 pts. Heikki was placed forth. Balls in the Ball Comp went down to 36 pts on a count back. Nearest the Pin recipients were Roy Kerr and Heikki Evans. Upcoming Events Saturday September 18 St Pats School Gala Golf Day Sunday September 19 Business House Teams Competition.

Cooma Rifle Club Cooma rifle club has been experiencing poor attendances lately, perhaps based on the weather forecasts. After all, the range is bare, open and miserable in an icy winterland. Last Saturday however there was a frost but the sky was clear the sun was warm and there was only a light westerly breeze, making it a nice day for shooting. Five shooters turned up but only three shot. Don Robb had other

appointments and because our regular marker is still unavailable due to injury Noel Barrett with a helper did the marking so he didn’t shoot. The off-rifle results from 300 yards were: Lachlan Thompson 37.1 and 31.0 total 69.1, Brian Bradley 28.1 and 30.1 total 58.2, Graeme Crundwell 43.2, single stage only. Next Saturday shooting will be from 400 yards for the final stage of the monthly spoon competition.

School sports funds Member for Monaro Steve Whan today announced 28 schools in the region would receive a Premier’s Sporting Challenge grant to purchase new sporting equipment. Mr Whan said the NSW Government had provided $20 million over three years for new sporting equipment through the Premier’s Sporting Challenge Equipment to School grants. “In total, the Premier’s Sporting Challenge has funded $50 million in initiatives to encourage physical activity in schools,” he said. “I’m delighted to deliver the latest allocation of grants to help Monaro schools purchase new sporting equipment,” Mr Whan said. “Schools will use the funding to update existing sports equipment and purchase new items for students, such as cricket bats, footballs and tennis rackets.” Mr Whan said the grants were an important part of the Premier’s Sporting Challenge. “The Premier’s Sporting Challenge has been tremendously successful in challenging school students to make physical activity an important part of their daily routines,” he said. “This program will help our region create the Terry Campeses and Torah Brights of tomorrow. “The NSW Government is encouraging more schools to take part in the Challenge by providing these grants for new sporting equipment, as well as other funding

programs to upgrade schools sports facilities.” Under the Premier’s Sporting Challenge, every primary school will receive an Equipment to School grant to purchase new sporting equipment. Monaro schools to receive grants under the latest round of funding are: • Adaminaby Public School $1,277.12 • Ando Public School $1,159.04 • Bemboka Public School $1,493.60 • Berridale Public School $1,651.04 • Bibbenluke Public School $1,185.28 • Bombala High School $2,372.64 • Bombala Public School $1,952.80 • Bredbo Public School $1,270.56 • Cooma North Public School $2,976.16 • Cooma Public School $2,359.52 • Dalgety Public School $1,165.60 • Delegate Public School $1,323.04 • Jindabyne Central School $4,721.12 • Michelago Public School $1,290.24 • Monaro High School $5,100.18 • Nimmitabel Public School $1,296.80

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Wednesday September 15, 2010

Bombala netball grand finals A beautiful, warm day last Saturday saw Rubies taking on the Emeralds. Final score Bombala’s netball players and many saw the Emeralds victorious, 28 goals to supporting spectators enjoy a high standard 15. of play in all Grand Final games. Emeralds coach, Elizabeth Green was pleased with her team’s performance, and UNDER 16S said “They played a fantastic game, tried First to play were the Under 16’s, with the their best and had fun. They went the whole season without a loss and were a great team to coach.” Carol Reid, coach (with Joyce Richardson) of the runners-up, the Rubies, said of her team “They all played well all year, doing well to make it to the grand finals. Despite losing, they never gave up, and stayed competitive, forcing the other team to earn the right to win the game. We are very proud of each player”. Player of the grand final for the Under 16s was Katherine Pajuczok. Awards for 2010: Best and Fairest for Under 16s was awarded to Jessie Morgan. Registrations will open Monday Coaches awards went to Paris Jones (Diamonds), Taylah Cottrell (Topaz), Tori Wilson (Rubies), Millie Get your friends, family and colleagues Marion (Emeralds) and Eliza Reed together and make a team or register (Sapphires).


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UNDER 11S Next up at 11am were the Under 11s, with the Wombats taking on the Bilbies. Brahnie Mitchell, Lucy Merritt, Dakota Miles and Maaike Riphagen were all excited to be in a grand Ffnal in their first season of netball. Sisters Katie and Jaimie Farrell both played well on opposing teams in the goal ring. Final score went to the Wombats, 22 goals to the Bilbies 11. Robyn Mikula, who coached the Bilbies with her daughter Tayla, made mention of the older team members, including Kayla, Terri and Mackenzie, for being fantastic role models, helping and encouraging the younger players all season. Wombat coaches Julie Jones and

Dana Brownlie were delighted with their win. All those green and red frogs at half time had good effect! The team played well together, as they have all season. All spectators were thrilled when Lucy Merritt again potted a goal. Players of the grand final for the Under 11s were Kayla Hall and Anna Horton, long time friends who enjoy their netball immensely. Awards for 2010: Best and Fairest for Under 11s was awarded to Rosie Garnock, Coaches awards all went to first season players, Lucy Merritt (Wombats), Hannah Feilen (Echidnas), Dakota Miles (Bilbies), Jasmine Thompson (Possums), and Maddie Manning (Wallabies). OPENS Next to take the court were the Opens, where the pace of play picked up one hundred fold. Stilleto and Diva battled it out, with only a couple of goals separating the sides at any stage during the game. It was a strongly contested game, with all players taking to their positions with gusto. Final victors were Diva with 28 goals to Stilletto’s 26. Both sides thanked their subs, Katherine and Clarra for Stilleto, and Jordon and Eliza for Diva, for playing on the day. Players of the grand final were Eliza Reed and Katie Peisley, who both had very strong games in Wing Attack and Goal Shooter/ Wing Defence respectively. UNDER 13s The final grand final of the day, the Under 13’, proved to be an absolute cliff-hanger, with all spectators on the edge of their seats. Not only was it team against team, but also sister against sister, with Tori and Chloe Wilson, Teri and Darcie Roberson and Caitlin and Lauren King all opposing one another. The Finches and the Rosellas went head to head from the start, with only one or two goals separating them at any one time. By full time the score was 18 all, so extra time

Rosie Garnock Best and Fairest Under 11’s.

Aimee Badewitz Best and Fairest Under 13’s.

of seven minutes each way was played. After the first seven minutes the score was again even, but, with all the players nearly dead on their feet, the Finches finally drew ahead in the final minutes to beat the Rosellas, 28 goals to 25. Many spectators agreed that it was the game of the day, with wonderful commitment and skill shown by all players on the court. Coaches Jordon Shelley and Clarra McKinnell for the Rosellas and Jessie Morgan and Dallas Stewart for the Finches were all very proud of their teams performances. Player of the grand final was Tori Wilson, who was very strong as Goal Attack all game. Awards for 2010: Best and Fairest for Under 13s was awarded to Aimee Badewitz. Coaches awards went to Virginia Platts (Wrens), Charlotte Platts (Rosellas), Chloe Neven (Kingfishers) and Anna Horton (Finches)

UNDER 11s Caitlin King and Abbie Perkins had a great passing game. Georgia Jones defended anything that moved. Jaimie Farrell and Lucy Merritt, even though small in stature, played like giants; Jaimie saving a few goals and Lucy scoring one. Anna Horton shot like Susan Pratley and gave the defence no end of headaches. Miaake Riphagen - the smiley assassin - improved immensely throughout the year and played like a pro in the Grand Final. I would like to thank my assistant supercoach, Dana Brownlie, for her professionalism during the year, and the skills she provided all players, especially one on one with Lucy Merritt, who received our Coaches Award. Special mention to Anna Horton, who gave Lucy every chance to improve her skills as Goal Shooter.

Grand Final Winners Under 11’s Wombats.




Winners of Open - Diva.

Under 13’s - Finches. Grand FInal WInners.


Wednesday September 15, 2010


Great success for local riders - junior and senior Matt and Chrissie French own “Chansit” which is located at Nimmitabel, where they are currently running both sheep and cattle as well as horses. They have both spent many long hours in the saddle and have at times been employed as contract drovers, musterers and horse breakers. They also use horses for all their mustering requirements on their own property. The last time they went out droving was as a family with their two small children. This lasted for 22 months in which time they walked the cattle over approximately 5500 kilometres. “Droving has proved to be a large part of our lives and it has been where our horses start their education. Whilst droving, our horses are put in all kinds of different situations, which in turn forms great groundwork for our horses to go on in all equestrian sports.” Said Chrissie. Both Matt and Chrissie have a life long passion for horses and take a special interest in the Australian Stock Horse. They have used horses for both work and pleasure and have never found a horse more versatile. Their main hobby is Campdrafting and they have over the years been building up both mares and sires for their own stud, “Chansit Aust Stock Horses”. When Matt and Chrissie are not in the saddle they are busy chasing and studying horse breeds. At “Chansit” it has been a lifetime dream to be in a position to have enough well-bred and well preforming horses to start selling on a yearly basis and they are now joining approximately 10 to 15 mares each year. “We are extremely proud of how are horses are preforming and excited about what the future holds with our different crosses coming through, both on a performance and breeding prospective.” Having been brought up in the saddle, horse’s are just a way and part of life for Matt, his family have been on the land for six generations, during this time each generation has ridden, bred and broken-in their own horses. Chrissie has been around horses all of her life, she has competed successfully at state level for Campdrafting, Showjumping, Sporting and Dressage and has been handling, breaking-in and educating horses for over 17 years. Chrissie and Matt are focusing on getting their stud name ‘out there’ at the moment and are attending drafting events all over NSW and Queensland, so have pulled back from chasing rider points for the time being. Having said that Chrissie recently won the Champion Lady Rider award for the Far South Coast/Southern Tablelands Zone and came fourth in the open division where she is up against the men. As riding runs in the family her niece Tayla Ventry who is only eight years old came equal second in the eight to 13 year division. This was Tayla’s first year of competition and she has a natural talent for riding. Tayla helps her dad on the farm to muster sheep, cows and goats and goes to pony club, where she competes in barrel races, flag races and “goes over jumps”. Tayla has just bought her very own horse called ‘Suzie’ and she is white with a bit of black in her mane and forelock. What Tayla loves most about horses is the time you get to spend with them they keep you company, they are good fun to ride, they can take you to lots of places and everywhere you want to go. She said she thinks she’ll be riding for a very very long time. Chrissie and Tayla were the only two local riders to place in this competition with all other place getters from other regions.

Chrissi French on Chansit Ki-Kiama at Cabanandranda campdraft. Photo by Jen Sol.

Tayla Ventry being sashed at Delegate campdraft. Inset: in action. Photos by Jen Sol.



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Wednesday September 15, 2010

Cats honour season’s best The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club has honoured its Season’s best at the club’s Awards Night held at Dodds Hotel on Saturday night. The Seniors’ Best and Fairest Award for Season 2010 went to team vice-captain and full back Jimmy Russell. Runner up was wingman Mal Paterson. The Juniors Best and fairest Award for Season 2010 went to John Hukins and Jake McGaw. Club President Dave Paterson said the awards night was the culmination of a great season for the Monaro and Snowy Mountains own AFL club. “On the field, our senior side – the Cooma Cats - started and ended the season with good wins, and managed to get a few wins on the board during the season as well. “This was a strong improvement on last year and made it one of our best seasons in many years,” Dave said. The club’s junior side, the Snowy SuperCats, also made history when they reached the first semi final in the Canberra Under 14 competition –


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the first AFL side from the region in over 20 years to make it to the finals. And the club also had a good off-field season. “Off the field, we continued to grow and develop with a number of major infrastructure developments being realised, as well as strengthening our financial and supporter base,” Dave said. “This season saw the club’s senior playing list expand to around 40 players, new lights being installed at Snowy Oval, the first senior and junior AFL games being played at the Station Resort Oval in Jindabyne, and the a number of successful fundraising activities occurring,” he said. “The Cooma Cats Football Club, which includes our junior Snowy SuperCats, is going from strength to strength and we look forward to continuing our mission of bring AFL to the Monaro and Snowy Mountains in 2011 and beyond. For the record, this year’s Cooma Cats Award Winners were: • Best and Fairest – Jimmy Russell • Maurie Hore Best and Fairest Runner Up – Mal Paterson • Don Thomas Best Utility – Tony Fleming • Eric Newell Most Determined – Rob Brown • Bruce Callaghan Most Improved – Mal Green • Robin Schelberger Encouragement Award – Corey Tucker • Kevin & Aggie Smith Supporters Award – Greg Abrahamffy • Kevin Jackson Coaches Award – Dave Maxwell • Best First Year Player – Shuan Allen • Capital Pizza Club Spirit Award – Jack Atkinson • Clubman of the Year Award – Rob Barnes The Under 14 Snowy SuperCats Award winners were: • Joint Best & Fairest: John Hukins & Jake McGaw

Tony Fleming “The Dominator” and coach Damian Asanovski.

Best and Farirest Jimmy Russell with Damien Asanovski and Dave Paterson.

Supercats Best and Fairest John ‘Hunky” Hukins and Jake McGaw, who tied the award, with Dave Paterson, coach Marty Currie and Damien Asanovski.

• Coaches Awards: Kyle Hubert & Sam Laundess • Most determined: Toby Walton • Runner-Up B&F: Jake Clarke • Auskicker of the year: Dane Tucker Cooma Cats Blog Site: h t t p : / / c o o m a c a t s .


All the Auskickers received a medal.

Rob Brown was Clubman of the Year.

Dane Tucker was Auskicker of the Year.


Wednesday September 15, 2010

Stallions Under 18s fighting finish


Right: Jake Byrne in u18’s game last Sunday. Below: Jake Schofield running the ball.

Try scorer Timmy Williams. Above: Zeb Learoyd in action.

Left: Zac Smith kicking for conversion. Below: Team photo.

The Cooma Stallions Under 18s came within a whisker of winning the title of junior champions when they went down to Bega 20 to 22 in the Group 16 grand final at Bega last Sunday. Cooma started the game well, controlling the ball and having good territorial advantage. Bega was first to score but Cooma bounced straight back to cross the line twice to go into halftime with the score locked up at 10-all. Bega looked a little better organised early in the second half and slipped away to a 22 to 10 lead which looked like a winning margin, but Cooma had plenty of points left in them and were unlucky not to be in the lead when they crossed the line twice, only to be ruled correctly as lost and a double movement. Not to be disillusioned, they pushed on and scored twice to turn the final minutes of the game into a thriller. Smith out a kick in for his outside backs as the siren sounded and Learoyd was just beaten to the ball ingaol by the Bega fullback.

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The final score was Bega 22 – Cooma 20. It was a great game of football and the players all put in. Cooma was best served by Pepper, Learoyd and Tredigo in the backs, while Furner, Jones, Clarke and Schofield worked very hard in the forwards.

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Winners, if not premiers

Left: Jono Clarke, Cooma Stallions First Grade player was Group 16’s highest Point Scorer and Rookie of the Year for 2010.

Cooma Stallions may not have won any premierships this year, but inidvidual players have excelled. Pictured right, Rod Palmer - Reserve Grade won the Group 16’s Best and Fairest and was also the Highest Point Scorer.



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Middle: Zac Smith, Cooma Stallions U18’s. He was the grade’s highest Point Scorer and only points off winning the Best and Fairest.

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