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Cooma Show dampened, but not defeated

The 136th Cooma Show was affected by heavy rain on Thursday night, but still attracted more than 2000 patrons on Saturday, with record entries in some sections. The sheep and fleece competitions included some outstanding quality entrants, such as Royalla Merino Stud, pictured here. See P5.




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Staff of Australia Post Cooma, welcomed Victoria Ellis earlier this month who has taken over the Cooma, Numeralla, Countegany mail run, replacing Geoff and Jan Carpenter who previously operated the service. Victoria grew up in Cooma, attending Cooma North Public and Monaro High schools. She previously had a contract in Jindabyne whilst also working as a taxi driver since the taxi company in Jindabyne operates the postal

service but she finished up there when she had her son about 18 months ago. Once her son turned one, she gained employment in various hospitality and retail businesses/ workplaces. Victoria has also obtained another contract servicing Cooma, East Jindabyne and Buckenderra, which is sorted in Berridale. Good luck Victoria and enjoy your new position in the workforce!

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The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) in Sharp Street Cooma has a new manager, Brooke Hayward. Brooke has been with the CBA since leaving school, 12 years ago. Yes, she is quite young to be a branch manager but she has done all her training on the job. Starting out as a part-time teller, progressing to full-time lead teller then transferring to the relief staff team. Here she relieved staff from Batemans Bay to Narooma and in between, which involved telling, customer service, lending and being a relief manager. Brooke said due to her perseverance, c o n f i d e n c e , performance and continually asking how things are done is how she has achieved the position of manager at such a young age. Cooma is Brooke’s first management position and she is looking forward to the challenge and meeting new people. She said, “I would like to try and give my staff the opportunities that they may not have had in the past,

help them achieve their goals. I love helping others and seeing them grow, it brings me great satisfaction.� Brooke said she is a huge motor sport fan, but she also enjoys fishing and loves animals. She also said while she’s in Cooma she’d like to learn how to snowboard. “I’d like this branch to be a place where people can come in and have a chat with me and air any queries or concerns they may have, not feel uncomfortable. I’m here if people want to meet me,� she said.



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Cooma uni campus moves closer The University of Canberra’s (UC) application for funding to create a Cooma campus has moved through to the Stage 2 funding round. Member for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly, and Member for Monaro, Steve Whan, announced the news at the opening of the Cooma Pool and were excited about the potential funding. The bid, under the Commonwealth’s Structural Adjustment Fund, has potential to provide a major boost for the region with new campuses established in Cooma and Goulburn and a major upgrade to the University’s field station at Jervis Bay. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has invited the University to reapply. The University is now awaiting feedback from DEEWR on its original application. Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker thanked the bid’s supporters in the region. “From the moment we suggested this idea, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the local communities,” Professor Parker said. “We always felt it was a strong bid, but to receive such positive community feedback lends a real energy to the proposal.”

“I am pleased to see that UC is one of the applications that are able to move into the Stage 2 funding round,” Dr Kelly said. “The application from UC was strong enough to continue through to Stage 2 and Steve and I are giving it our full support. “If the funding is approved this will be a great opportunity for Cooma’s economy to expand into a new sector while providing local students the opportunity to complete University education locally.” The Federal Minister for Higher Education, Chris Evans, has directed his Department to work with UC to further develop their unsuccessful proposals in SAF Stage 2. Steve Whan said that this was an important milestone for the UC Cooma Campus application. “This is great news for Monaro - we are now one step closer to having a tertiary institution,” Steve Whan said. “I have been working with the University, Mike Kelly and the Lands Department to assist this project in whatever way possible. “This campus will allow people to study closer to home, molding our community leaders of tomorrow.”

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Boyce “super” strategist wins national best practice award It came as a delightful surprise to Elizabeth Timmins, a superannuation strategist with wellknown regional accounting firm Boyce Chartered Accountants, to receive the “Best Practice Award 2011” at the recent SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) annual conference in Brisbane. Ms Timmins did not even know she had been nominated. SPAA’s best practice award acknowledges members who demonstrate ‘best practice’ selfmanaged superannuation fund (SMSF) advice whilst also promoting the professionalism of the association and industry generally. Boyce Director, Julie Schofield, nominated Ms Timmins because of her consummate technical and strategic knowledge as a SMSF advisor. “Elizabeth has a fantastic ability to explain the most technical situations in plain English,” said Ms Schofield. “It is this, combined with her desire to keep on top of the technical and strategic issues around the dynamic world of SMSFs that makes her advice invaluable to her clients.” Ms Timmins works within the financial advisory division of the firm, Boyce Financial Services. She has responsibility for hundreds of SMSFs and reviews each fund annually for compliance, and to provide strategic advice to improve the capacity of the funds to provide for the retirement of their members. Boyce Managing Director, Bernard Kennedy,

admires Ms Timmins’ ability to quickly build a rapport with clients. “This may be partly due to the fact that Elizabeth’s interests are wide and varied, ranging from motor bike riding to skiing, to managing her family farm.” “Elizabeth is one of those people with a great work life balance – she is absolutely passionate about her work and committed to helping clients to achieve their retirement goals, but also ensures she makes time to pursue those activities which interest her.” Strong communication and interpersonal skills are imperative in Ms Timmins’ role as she has clients spread throughout four states and across the five offices of Boyce Chartered Accountants. Ms Timmins’ obvious knowledge, accounting background and commercial acumen allow her to provide practical solutions and strategies that can be applied in the “real” world to ensure the best outcomes for her clients. The SPAA Best Practice Award recognises Ms Timmins for her advice and her ability to share, inspire and extend best practices for other SMSF professionals. Elizabeth Timmins and Boyce Financial Services Pty Limited are Authorised Representatives of Lonsdale Financial Group Limited, ABN 76 006 637 225, AFS Licence No. 246934.

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SALE TO CELEBRATE ST PATRICK'S DAY, CHECK OUT OUR SURPRISE DISCOUNTS TORE! INSTORE! Archbishop Coleridge is pictured with Steve Whan, Mike Kelly, Phil Stubbs and Year Six students at last week’s official opening of St Pat’s renovations. Last Tuesday March 8, St Patrick’s Parish School recognised the culmination of many months of building activity on the Primary Campus site with the Official Opening and Blessing of the refurbishments funded by the Federal Government’s ‘Building the Education Revolution’ (BER) program. Josephite Sisters, Magdalen and Bernadette, were present at the ceremony as well as other distinguished guests including St Patrick’s Parish Priest, Father Paul Huthnance; Principal Mr Phil

Stubbs; Assistant Principal Mr Mark van Ommen; Mrs Helen Casey, representing the director of the Catholic Education Office, Mrs Moira Najdecki; and the Chairman of the School Board, Rob Barnes. Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Member for Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly, performed the blessing and unveiling of the plaque. “St Patrick’s Parish School did not find one fault with the BER project,” Principal, Phil Stubbs, said. cont’d page 33.

Show success despite deluge

The P&A is hoping to hold the horse events at The 136th annual Cooma Show was held last Saturday and although seriously impacted by rain another venue on April 3. In the pavilion, woolgrowers entered 121 fleeces on Thursday night, attendance was still good. More than 2000 people attended the show this year, slightly down on 2010. With more than 60mm of rain recorded in Cooma overnight, the showground arena was closed by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council on Friday morning. This meant horse events at the show had to be postponed. Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural Association president, Gail Eastaway, said the ground was still too wet on Saturday for the safe conduct of horse events and the woodchop and yard dog trial areas were also too wet. “The woodchop competition was moved off the oval and while yard dogs could have been run on another part of the showgrouind, the heavy rain meant we couldn’t transport the sheep for the event. “The rain also caused some cancellations in the cattle section which was also disappointing, but we did have some new competitors present, which was encouraging”, she said.

to be judged and 27 of these fleeces have been selected and taken for entry in the Southern Exhibition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The photography section grew by another 200 entries to more than 860, a record number. The schools display competition attracted seven entries and was won by St Pats, with Cooma Public second. The show was officially opened by James Litchfield, whose association with Cooma Show extends over 80 years. Mr Litchfield spoke of the unusual coincidence of having a good season and good wool and beef prices all at the same time. He also expressed his concerns for the future of agriculture and the need for more agricultural research, especially into soil carbon.


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Hazel Mckenzie-Kay on phone book Cooma North resident, Hazel McKenzie-Kay, has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Cooma Yellow PagesŽ and White PagesŽ book which will be distributed throughout Cooma, Jindabyne, Bombala, and Snowy Mountains from March 12, 2011. Each year, Sensis, the publisher of the Yellow PagesŽ and White PagesŽ, recognises the contribution of local residents in the community by featuring them on the cover of its books. The theme for this year’s covers, Australians Creating a Better Future, recognises people throughout Australia who have made a positive contribution to their community through projects or initiatives that help to make a better future for Australia. These projects have contributed environmentally, economically and/or socially to the local community and will benefit the next generation of Australians. Hazel’s selection recognises the contribution she has made to the community in her various volunteer roles, most noteworthy, the establishment of a community garden that provides a space that encourages interaction among locals. As a co-founder of the Cooma Community Garden, Hazel has helped promote the benefits of growing chemical-free produce, and more specifically, she has also created a teaching tool for local children and others to learn more about planting, harvesting and fertilising. The garden has also helped to create an area for local residents to gather, learn and socialise with one another, a common space that was not previously available in the area. “I attribute the success of the projects I have been involved in, to the support of my family, friends and the garden’s volunteers. These people have inspired me to help the local community. So, the honour of being on this year’s cover is also largely in recognition of their involvement,� Hazel said. In addition to her involvement with the community garden, Hazel has also spent many years volunteering with organisations such as Vision Australia, collecting histories for the Adaminaby Snowy Museum, fundraising for the Melanoma Foundation and many other local organisations. Rachel Peile, White PagesŽ Marketing Manager, says, “We felt the Australians Creating a Better Future theme was particularly relevant in the current environment, and Sensis is committed to promoting more sustainable practices in the community. “Australians are known for their passion and patriotism, and the initiatives and projects we have discovered is a great reflection of the dedication that local residents across Australia have for their community. Sensis is proud to recognise these people,� said Ms Peile. “We were impressed by the number of people from all walks of life who commit their time and knowledge to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.� “We felt Hazel was a great example of an Australian Creating a Better Future and we are delighted to feature her on the cover of the 2011/12 Cooma directory,� said Ms Peile. Distribution of Cooma Yellow PagesŽ and White PagesŽ was planned to start on March 12 and will take approximately six weeks for the books to be delivered to all homes and businesses. The Yellow PagesŽ and White PagesŽ print and online directories have received Australian Government endorsed carbon neutral certification. This has been achieved through the Australian Carbon Trust under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The carbon emissions created through the production and distribution of our directory products are offset using NCOS eligible offsets. Sensis is committed to helping small to medium

sized businesses, who make up 90 percent of enterprises in Australia, to grow their bottom line and reduce their impact on the environment through Small Business, Big Opportunity: Sustainable Growth. A book produced in partnership with leading environmentalist Jon Dee to help Australian businesses increase their efficiency and productivity. You can download or order your free copy of the book by visiting <> . Sensis encourages residents and businesses to recycle their old directories. In most areas, Yellow PagesÂŽ and White PagesÂŽ can be recycled as part of normal kerbside recycling services. Visit <http://www.> to find out about recycling services in your area. Residents and businesses can choose not to receive a copy of the Yellow PagesÂŽ and White PagesÂŽ by calling Sensis on 1800 008 292 or visiting <http://www.> . Did you know? The last three local people to appear on the Cooma Yellow PagesÂŽ and White PagesÂŽ cover were: 2010/11: Cooma resident Susan Peters Smith appeared on the cover under the theme Courageous Australians. Despite being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma leukaemia, Susan has been instrumental in providing support for many cancer sufferers in her community. 2009/10: Jindabyne resident Jan Owens featured on the Yellow PagesÂŽ and White PagesÂŽ cover under the theme Creative Australians: Inspiring our Communities. Jan voluntarily organises a large public exhibition every year, bringing art to the community of Jindabyne and encouraging involvement from community groups. 2008/09: Brad and Monika Spalding from Thredbo appeared on the directory cover for the Celebrating Australian Flavour theme. The Spaldings operate Thredbo Valley Distillery, Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only schnapps distillery. Brad and Monika set out to create Australian schnapps to rival the best of Europe, located in the alpine region of Thredbo.


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Perisher Village given go-ahead

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The vision of creating a village heart for Perisher Ski Resort is one step closer with the agreement announced last week between Perisher Village Developments and the NSW Government. Perisher Ski Resort Chief Executive Peter Brulisauer said the village will provide a balance of recreation, education and retail opportunities. “Most importantly, the village is the centre piece of our vision to create Australia’s best four-season mountain resort based on ecologically sustainable development principles,” Mr Brulisauer said. The agreement between the NSW Government and Perisher Village Developments P/L, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perisher Blue P/L comes after a public tender process in 2009 for the development opportunity. When complete, the village will comprise new recreation, retail and commercial facilities and 800 beds of accommodation. “The new development will be staged. Stage one will begin with 66 new apartments providing 218 beds and almost one thousand square metres of retail space,” Mr Brulisauer said. “We anticipate work on the village could commence at the earliest in the summer of 2012/2013. “The village will be a major economic boost to the Snowy Mountains region. “The village development complements the $30 million Perisher has invested into snowmaking, upgraded resort facilities and improved environmental management over the past five years to ensure that Perisher remains Australia’s

Last Monday, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner along with National candidate for Monaro John Barilaro announced that if elected, a NSW Liberals and National Government will commit $1million towards a satellite Dialysis Unit in Cooma. This would allow for the current Dialysis Unit, that patients use on their own, assisted by a buddy, to be expanded both structurally and to include nursing staff. This would be the first funding the unit will have received as all

favourite ski resort. “The village development has been subject to rigorous environmental assessment, and has been modified in response to various submissions and consultations with Government and stakeholders over many years. “We are one step closer to having a village development that delivers on our vision for a world class, ecologically sustainable all-year-round resort,” Mr Brulisauer said. Member for Monaro Steve Whan announced the agreement saying the development would improve the overall visitor experience and mean more tourist dollars and jobs for the region. “This is much-needed commercial village centre for Perisher, it is great news for the region and the State as a whole,” Mr Whan said. The centre will be built on the site of the existing Perisher car park and will eventually include 800 new beds and a retail, commercial and entertainment centre. “It’s an opportunity to give Perisher a heart, a focal point that will make it a more enticing yearround tourist destination. “It’s been a while coming but the agreement means we’ll soon see the construction of the world class village centre that Perisher deserves,” Mr Whan said. The agreement was approved following the conclusion of negotiations with Perisher Village Developments (PVD), a wholly owned subsidiary of PBPL following a public tender process.

Shadow Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner and Nationals candidate John Barilaro with Dugald Mitchell, Robyn Mould, Rosie Schenker, Barbara Scanes, Ralph Struthmann and Christa Harlander.

2011 Little Black Book The 2011 Little Black Book: A Survival Guide for Winter Staff is nearing completion. This year’s book features an all new chapter on Selwyn Snowfields, easily accessible emergency information, and a larger map. As always, the book contains health and safety information to get young winter staff through the season unscathed, and helpful tips for navigating the Snowies. Accommodation providers, real estate services and winter employers are strongly encouraged to contact the Snowy River Shire Council’s youth development worker to reserve copies of the 2011

others funds have been raised by volunteers. This announcement is a fitting acknowledgement of all the hard work undertaken by the Cooma Dialysis group and their commitment to delivering the existing service. The number of patients requiring dialysis treatment is continually rising and to have a satellite unit would enable many more people not to have to make the trip to Canberra several times a week to receive treatment.

Little Black Book. This free resource is available to all winter staff across the NSW Snowy Mountains. It is sponsored by Perisher Ltd., Snowy River Shire Council and the Department of Health and Ageing (via the Monaro Rural Health Service). This year, additional support was provided by Kosciusko First National and Main Range Real Estates. Many thanks to all of our generous sponsors. Questions regarding the Little Black Book should be directed to: Meghan Quinn, Youth Development Worker

Whan gets top spot on ballot

The NSW Electoral Commission last week The ballot paper is as follows: determined the ballot paper for the March 26 1. WHAN Steve, Country Labor elections. 2. WARBURTON Kingsley, Independant The seat of Monaro has five candidates, 3. COCKRAM Paul, The Greens representing the Nationals, Country Labor, 4. BARILARO John, Nationals The Greens, Christian Democrats and one 5. GRAF Deanne, Christian Democratic Party independent. (Fred Nile Group) Incumbent Member for Monaro, Steve Pre-polling is now available at Cooma Library. Whan drew first place on the ballot paper, with See next week’s The Monaro Post for Nationals candidate John Barilaro fourth. candidate profiles and answers to relevant local questions.

Emergency services report Police A 64-year-old male form Sydney who was riding with a group on a fund raising ride lost control and came off his motorcycle on Sunday. The accident occurred at Sawyers Hill about 30km from Adaminaby at 10am. He was flown to Canberra Hospital by Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter in a serious but stable condition.

At about 9.15pm on Saturday a 20-year-old Canberra male was charged with assault police, assault and refuse to quit licensed premises outside a hotel in Sharp Street Cooma. He will appear in court on a later date. A vehicle lost control and rolled onto its side at Chakola at 9.45pm on Friday night. The 33-year-old Canberra male and his passenger were uninjured.

Boco Rock windfarm on hold The Boco Rock windfarm development has yet again been put on hold. Spokesman, Ed Mounsey from Windprospect said “the project will go ahead when market conditions are right. At the moment we are waiting for some uncertainty to be taken out of the equation.” The uncertainty he is referring to is to do with the carbon tax that may or

may not be introduced. He said every renewable energy project out there would be waiting to see if it’s implemented and what effect it will have on them. “Initially we were going to commence work sometime mid this year but a new date hasn’t been revised as yet.”


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Wednesday March 16, 2011

Dialysis group delighted Watch what Editor, I refer to “$1m promised for Cooma Dialysis Service” Express 10 March. As Chairperson of the Monaro Regional Renal/Dialysis Group, I can say that the Group provides exactly the same information to both the Government and to the Coalition Opposition on the dialysis patient situation within the region. We are surprised therefore at the different response, that whilst the Coalition, through the representations of the National Party Candidate John Barilaro, have promised $1m to set up what is called a satellite dialysis service at the Cooma District Hospital, the sitting Labor Member is quoted as saying “there was currently not a demand for a bigger facility in Cooma”. I don’t know where Mr Whan has got the information to make this statement and decision, but it was certainly not from us.

This Group has had tremendous financial support from the regional community to radically increase the quality of life of some of those folk in our community who need dialysis. We now have three home machines in the Cooma Hospital serviced by the ACT Dialysis Centre. The chairs and all the equipment (other than the machines themselves) in the dialysis room come from the generous donations from the regional community. You may find the Coalition promise “amusing” Mr Whan but we are delighted and applaud it, and thank John Barilaro as the community will for his successful representations on the regional community’s behalf. Dugald Mitchell OAM Chairperson of the Monaro Regional Renal/Dialysis Group.

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Editor, One of the great things about Australia is freedom of Speech. One of the lasting legacies of the British was also that Civil Servants did not meddle in politics. You never knew who your new boss will be. In a recent political brochure an employee of a statuary body has endorsed a sitting member. There is little doubt that a different party will be in Government. Unfortunately politicians do not look kindly to groups that are openly unsupportive of them. The consequence may be that the organisation and the people they represent may suffer as a result of such thoughtless action. Statutory bodies must remain above politics. Chandra Singh Cooma


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Rain, hail or shine, local shows just have to keep on keeping on. Last Saturday’s Cooma Show was a prime example of what volunteers can achieve, despite the odds. While the heavens opened (and failed to close) on Thursday evening, organisers of the show were busy ticking off what could and could not be held on Saturday. But, as one former president said “at least it was a decent amount of rain, not just a few millimetres”. While some events were cancelled, many showgoers were rejoicing that the Monaro is having an autumn and La Nina is giving the Monaro back some of the moisture which has been sucked out over a 10-year drought. Congratulations to the volunteers who make our local shows happen - whatever the weather. With only 10 days to go befeore the State election, the promises are flowing pretty freely at the minute. And so is the sledging.

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Julia Gillard must be taking a deep breath - at least until March 27, as the State spotlight is off her to a degree. But will Ms Gillard have to pay royalties on the words she apparently borrowed from Bono in her speech to the US Congress? But with record bad, bad polls, Ms Gillard is surely preparing to leave The Lodge?

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Dialysis group pleased Editor, I write as Vice President of the Monaro Regional Renal/Dialysis Group and retired Registered Nurse regarding “$1m promised for Cooma Dialysis Service” - Express March 10. The promise made by the Coalition of a satellite dialysis Service at Cooma Hospital will allow ALL patients to obtain their dialysis treatment here in Cooma, and not have all the travelling to and from the Canberra Dialysis Centre three times a week. It will be similar to the unit recently put into

the Forbes Hospital. The Dialysis Group has been lobbying the State Government for four and a half years for such a unit at the Cooma Hospital. We now have a car, a driver and a room at the Cooma Hospital for three second hand “home” dialysis machines provided, organised and run by the Canberra Dialysis Centre. There is little connection to the Cooma Hospital or the Greater Southern Health Service. If something goes really wrong, the Ambulance service is called. Because the support is provided by a

“buddy” system and not by professionally trained nurses, the three machines can service only one patient per machine. We understand that the $1m is new money, so the provision of such a unit will not cut down on other health services provided in the region. There are two trained dialysis nurses in the region who want to help. Equipment would suit all types of dialysis treatment and be up to date. We have assurances from the specialist doctors in Canberra involved that they will

Jerangle voters disadvantaged Editor, I am the Secretary of the Jerangle School’s Parent’s and Citizen’s Association and the Publicity Officer for the Jerangle/Peak View Country Women’s Association. I also attend the regular Progress Association meetings, which are held regularly in Jerangle. For some time, the Jerangle Public School has been a registered Polling Place for both State and Federal Elections. This has proved to be very beneficial for both the School’s P&C and the broader community. The Jerangle School is centrally located in the area servicing the other surrounding communities of Sandy Flat and Peak View. The vast majority of local families are farming families and by removing the Jerangle School as a Polling Booth, local families will be forced to travel further a field to places such as Bredbo, Numeralla or Captains Flat. Some community members may have to travel up to 30 or 40kms to get to a polling booth. Jerangle also has a proportion of its population who are elderly and it can be difficult for these members of the community to travel the longer distances to vote. Further, election day is an opportunity for the members of the community to come into one central place during the day and catch up with their neighbours and other members of their community. The School is the perfect place, and it also offers the local community voters the chance to view the work of the school children which is on display there. Additionally, the Jerangle P&C Association uses the opportunity to raise funds for the the Jerangle Public School, regularly raising between $500-$700 on voting day. Opportunities for local fund-raising are limited as it is, due to Jerangle being remote and as stated, Election day is a day that the P&C capitalise on, to raise much needed funds for there latest project, which is new playground equipment for the

small school. This year, the NSW Electoral Commission has advised the school is not going to be used as a polling place. Complaints have been lodged with the NSW Electoral Commission and no specific answer can be provided from enquiries as to why the local school is not being used as a polling place. One unconfirmed report suggests that it may be due to a decline in voters at the school. This is surprising, due to the increasing number of new families moving to the local area. One of the NSW Electoral Commission guidelines for postal voting is that you are situated more than 8km from a polling place on election day. If this is the case, then the vast majority of community members in this area will be required to either conduct a postal vote or travel some distance to reach a polling place. Neither of which the local community wishes to do for the above stated reasons. Local State Member for Monaro, Steve Whan, was contacted regarding the closure, and my enquiry was directed back to the NSW State Electoral Commission. Steve Whan’s Office stated it has nothing to do with them and they could not provide any comment as to why it was not being used. The School lodged paperwork last year for it to be used for this upcoming State Election and the Electoral Commission sent out a representative to inspect the school. As yet, the school has received no response from the Commission. Information regarding the closure of the polling place came via the community making enquiries, which has been passed back to the school. Jane Fergusson. Rose Retreat, JERANGLE, NSW 2630.

Remote dialysis costs $88,000

Editor, I am writing to you to inform you and the community just what a dialysis patient experiences living in Cooma. Three times each week, a driver picks me up from home at 7am and brings me back home about 4.30pm. The trip to Canberra takes approximately one hour and a quarter. Arriving there, I have procedures taken before being put on to the machine by a nurse, as I am unable to do this by myself. After five hours being hooked up to the machine I am taken off and feel very tired. I am so exhausted

that I sleep on the way home. Arriving home, I am unable to do anything. The cost involved (taxpayers money) is approximately $88,000 a year for one person. As you can see from the above, if we had a fully staffed satellite dialysis unit in Cooma, all this expense and stress would be eliminated. I write on behalf of all the dialysis patients in Cooma and the surrounding areas who would all benefit greatly from the above unit. Rosi Schenker Cooma



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travel to Cooma. We know the lift that such a unit will give to the quality of life to local patients. As one patient said last week, after travelling three times a week to Canberra for five years, “I am getting tired.” I congratulate John Barilaro on the success of his representations, it shows that he has really marvelous negotiation skills, and this augers well for the future. Barbara Scanes Vice President.



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Celebrating 150 years since skiing began at Kiandra 150 years ago skiing started in Australia at Kiandra when in 1861 a Norwegian is said to have begun teaching miners to ski on lengths of Alpine Ash. To mark the occasion the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will host an exhibition and open day at the partially restored Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet in Kosciuszko National Park. NPWS Heritage Manager, Jennifer Hewitson, said there is much to be learned from the exhibition and additional tours that will be held at Kiandra in April. “This simple exhibition tells the story of the birth of Australian recreational skiing in 1861 during the Kiandra gold rush. In the winter of that year, Norwegian gold miner and carpenter Louis Gottaas taught his fellow fortune seekers how to ski and how to make skis. From then on Kiandra became locally synonymous with skiing well into the 1960s, when skiing eventually moved to Mt Selwyn. “Kiandra has such a fascinating history. Between 1860-61 it was the site of a frenetic but short lived gold rush and at one stage accommodated 15,000 people. While many had gone within a year after viable gold deposits dissipated a township remained,” Ms Hewitson said. The one-day only exhibition will be open from 12

noon till 2.00pm on Sunday April 17. Tours of the Kiandra Courthouse and Chalet will commence after the exhibition opening. A hike along the new heritage trail over New Chum Hill will also be a feature of the day and will depart at 9am from the New Chum carpark, led by the Tumut and Region Bushwalkers Club. In addition to Kiandra’s skiing history the NPWS will celebrate Kiandra’s connection with other sites in the region as part of the ACT and NSW Heritage Festivals. On Saturday April 9, a coach tour will depart from the Tumut and Region Visitor Information Centre at 8.30am, returning at 5pm. The tour will take visitors to Kiandra and Three Mile Dam in Kosciuszko National Park and on to Adaminaby to view the new Snowy Scheme Museum and a private museum collection. All sites are connected with differing aspects of Kiandra’s history – including skiing, gold mining and the Snowy Scheme. The tour costs $20 and will be narrated by local experts on the history of Kiandra and surrounds. Bookings are essential for all activities so please contact the Tumut Region Visitor centre on 02 6947 7025 to register your interest.

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Member for Monaro Steve Whan has announced a $10,000 grant for the restoration of Adaminaby’s Big Trout. “The iconic sculpture is an important landmark for Adaminaby and I am pleased to be able to provide this restoration grant to Snowy River Shire Council,” Mr Whan said. “The condition of the Big Trout was recently brought to my attention, and it is great that we have been able to secure funds to assist in repairing the trout to prime condition. “It is one of the most recognisable land marks for our region, it promotes the great fishing and tourism in the Snowy Mountains. “The Big Trout is to Adaminaby, as the Golden Guitar is to Tamworth, the Big Banana is to Coffs Harbour and the Big Merino is to Goulburn.”

“Adaminaby is a great community, and I am always happy to work with them on local projects,” he said. “I am also on the record as supporting the local fishing industry. “I worked with the community to save the Gaden Trout Hatchery, and have been in Adaminaby and Jindabyne encouraging children to fish with the ‘Get Hooked’ program. “Importantly as Primary Industries Minister I have ensured that the record commitment to stocking has continued. “The big trout is an icon for the region and for one of the most popular and economically important pastimes in the region. It sits right across the road from the new museum which has also recently received a grant from the NSW Government!”

“Woman Alive” at CLT Mark Salvestro As a first time director, I am both excited and slightly anxious to be staging a play opening this June 17 at Cooma Little Theatre. The process of looking for a play has been fun yet monotonous, with a stack of plays crowding my bedroom floor for weeks. After much reading and contemplation, I found a play that I contently love and can’t wait to start working on. The play is one act, written by playwright, John Tully, called “Woman Alive”. There are three female and three male roles in the play with auditions to be held on Sunday April 3 at 3:00pm and Tuesday April 5 at 7:30pm. Roger Berry is a crime novelist and his wife, Mary, proposes a new plot for another novel. Roger arrogantly declines her suggestion, insisting that it won’t work. Mary persuades him to give it a go by acting it out to see if it works. While this is being done, the couple’s maid, Alice, mistakenly

believes that Roger has actually murdered poor Mary and calls the police. Much mayhem and comedy leads to Gerald, Mary’s friend, the policewoman Veronica, as well as Mary herself, all being arrested for murdering Mary! It is a fun and lively farce with many laughs throughout, suitable for all ages. The play will be staged as part of the one act plays night at Cooma Little Theatre with Damien Kenneally directing the other plays, written by his daughter Genevieve. If you are interested or would like more information or a copy of the script, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 6452 2082 or 0408 589 020 or email me on: Anyone, whether you have acting experience or not, is welcome to audition as it’s always great to see new faces and discover new hidden talents.

Lily to celebrate her centenary with family Gail Eastaway

“I went back to close the windows so the beds wouldn’t get wet and Sonny came back, complaining because we were a few minutes late. “So I told him I wouldn’t go with him and then he decided he wouldn’t go either – but we made up and did drive into town, even though we were a few minutes after 1pm”. Lily has enjoyed living in Berridale –while she had travelled around Australia and New Zealand, she prefers living in the country. Living in Berridale means she has been able to stay in her own home, because while she can’t see, she knows where everything is. With the help of family and friends, and some paid help, Lily is comfortable in the house her husband built for her. She is having a quiet birthday – family only on Saturday, with an ‘open house’ on Monday. Her neighbour has made her two special fruit cakes , one for each day of celebration. Hope they are both happy days for you Lily.

Living to be one hundred years old has its pluses and minuses for Berridale resident, Lily Constance. Born on March 21 1911, Lily has lived all her life in Berridale, apart from a few months in Sydney. Lily now lives alone after the death of husband Sonny 15 years ago. His death ended a 66-year marriage which, Lily said, had few arguments. Sonny and Lily were well-known figures throughout the Monaro because of their various associations with groups. I first met Lily when I was a freshfaced cadet working for the Auswild and Bradley owned Cooma-Monaro Express in 1973. At that time, Lily had been a correspondent for the paper for more than 40 years. I even attended a special luncheon the paper held for Lily to celebrate her 50 years of providing social and sporting news to the paper. Her career as correspondent started in November 1933, shortly before she and Sonny were married. The editor of the paper at that time, Wallace Lily Constance. Craigie, told Lily she should write up her wedding report for the paper. From there, Lily kept social and sporting news from the region coming into the paper on a reguar basis – and for not much money. Lily estimates that the most she ever made from her scribing in one year was about one hundred pounds. It is only in the last few years that Lily has stopped writing. Her eyesight has deteriorated in the last seven years, to the point she cannot see to write. But she still managed to contribute her column for 78 years. Lily has had a very active community life. She is a life member of six different organisations, including Berridale CWA and Red Cross and life member and patron of Coolamatong Women’s Bowling club, which is now in recess. Lily, born in Adaminaby, moved to Berridale when she was about one year old. Then stayed put. “I didn’t move far – just across the fence” she said. Sonny built the house he and Lily lived in for years, even making the bricks used in its construction. While they farmed for a while, with no sons to carry on with that enterprise and daughters not married to farmers, Lily and Sonny sold the farm. Lily is the sole remaining member of her class at Berridale Public School. Her childhood was marred by the death of her mother, from influenza, in 1919, when Lily was only eight years old. Her sister was six and her father only 28. One of five boys, her father had been taught many skills by his mother and Lily said it was not unusual for him to prepare meals for his family. But by the age of 10, Lily was baking bread, cooking meals and generally doing the housework – as well as attending school. But there was still time to play - Lily was a good tennis player, and won championships. She still played up until the age of 65, when her eyesight became too bad for her to see the ball. She consulted an eye specialist at about that time, who told her, her eyes would be fine until she was at least 90. Lily didn’t think she would live until 90, so she didn’t do anything about her eyesight. Lily continued playing bowls at Coolamatong and again won many titles with her favourite partner, the late Millie Banfield. After their marriage, Lily and Sonny had their first daughter Judith and 10 years later, Joan was born. Lily said her daughters are both “lovely girls” but very different. “One is a Constance and the other takes after my family, the Blytons” she said. Lily has six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Lily and Sonny enjoyed a happy marriage. She recounts moving into their house before there was power in Berridale. For a while they had a Briggs and Stratton motor to provide light (replacing a gaslight) and were so excited to install their first refrigerator. But like most marriages, there were “moments” “We had some rows, of course but nothing serious. It was mainly because Sonny was so punctual, so precise and sometimes I wasn’t”. Lily recounted one occasion when Sonny wanted to leave Berridale by 1pm to drive to Cooma to shop. As she was able to get into the car, Lily noticed the windows of the sleep out were open and there was a big black cloud approaching.

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Bill Shanley’s tractors to be shown on ‘Collectors’ Tractor-mania has led Bunyan farmer Bill Shanley to a spot on ABC TV’s “Collectors”. Bill, who has collected more than 100 tractors ranging in age from 1937, has been the subject of media articles before, including in The Monaro Post.

A later article published in The Canberra Times, was spotted by Collectors producers and a film crew duly arrived at “Homeleigh” last Thursday to film Bill’s collection for airing in about three months’ time.

Bill Shanley had about 50 of his tractors lined up for the show.

CLT’s First Production for 2011 - “Harvey” Doctor Chumley’s Sanitorium. Tickets are now on sale for CLT’s production of A comedy of errors results in Veta being “Harvey” at the Cooma Visitors Centre. Opening committed instead of her brother, and the this Friday March 18 and running until April 2, afternoon seems to be taking a disastrous turn. “Harvey” promises to be a wonderful outing to So begins the delightful story of “Harvey”, the enjoy with friends – real and imaginary! Pulitzer prize-winning play by Mary Chase. Director Caroline Fox endeavours to capture Show dates for “Harvey” are March 18 and the atmosphere of the 1950s in this production. 19 at 8pm; March 25 and 26 at 8pm; March The play was written by Mary Chase in the 27 at 2pm; and April 1 and 2 at 8pm. 1940s and ran for several years on Broadway Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see prior to being adapted for the screen in the one of CLT’s best productions yet - A must-see early ‘50s. It was also in the early ‘50s that show!! Cooma Little Theatre itself was born. “As much as resources will allow, we are trying to recreate the feel of 1950s theatre and cinema in this production,” explains Caroline, “We don’t have access to all things authentic; we aim only to bring the era to mind.” “Harvey” follows the adventure of Elwood P Dowd and his imaginary friend who is none other than “a white rabbit. Six feet high…or is it six feet one and a half?” -Veta Together Elwood and Harvey frequent bars and poker games, making friends and inviting strangers over to dinner. Elwood’s sister Veta has had From left; Liz Dwyer, Nell Pernitsch, Caroline Fox, Tim enough of his imaginary friend and Cooke, Damien Kenneally and Doug Rendoth decides to have Elwood committed to

Tractor collector, Bill Shanley, talks to the camera during last Thursday’s filming.



Kingsley Warburton Make no mistake an Independent Candidate is your only hope of True Representation of the Electorate of Monaro on the floor of State Parliament. Please give your number one vote to Kingsley and follow your personal preference down the line of Candidates. Kingsley Warburton has lived in this Electorate for 26 years and has served on Council for eight years. He loves and understands the Monaro and cannot understand why it is left out of most decisions of State Parliament. Political Party infighting and fighting each other has proved beyond reasonable doubt, that they have become democratic vandals of our democratic system; working against each other and not for us seems to be the order of the day. The larger parties come bearing gifts for the future but this is already your money. Your money in income tax- your money as goods and services tax- your money as fuel excise – your money as road tax in vehicle registration – your money as stamp duty and fire levy’s and insurance and other stamp duty. Land taxes and property rates and charges of all descriptions. Surely we deserve a larger slice of the cake than we have been receiving since I can remember. I support jobs of all description and know that the individual is the best placed to make their decision. We need a new review of our forest industries so it can grow….. Into the future and attract good investment. Our national parks need a re-think, so we do not breed a feral animal population or another wild fire that almost took out Canberra. I want Council Rate pegging, and I want more money from our already substantial contributions to Government. Weeds happen in a community and should not be the total responsibility of landholders. Please make the most of your vote. Kindest Regards Kingsley Warburton.




Wednesday March 16, 2011

Relay for Life in Jindabyne People from all around the region are encouraged to come along and participate in the Cancer Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Relay for Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fundraiser this Saturday and Sunday March 19 and 20 at the Jindabyne Oval. It is an overnight community event where teams of 10-15 people and individuals participate in a relay-style walk or

run over 24 hours to raise funds for people suffering with cancer. This emphasises the fact that people who are living with cancer are suffering 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance. So far, there are 15 registered teams, 111 participants and over For orr anyone an any yon yo yone on ne e who who has has ever ever eve ev err yo-yo yo-y y -yo yo yo dieted diete die di diete and $9500 raised! given up all hope of breaking the cycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is going to plan with some really great ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR SHIFT? activities and prizes offered From paralysis to potential on the day,â&#x20AC;? Kirsten Farmer From hostility to harmony said. From fear to freedom There will be lots of great things for the kids including From stagnation to action a jumping castle and a healthy lunch From shame & blame to power & mobility competition where kids can make their From stodgy to spectacular own healthy sandwich with special cutATTEND THIS CELEBRATION & BLAST YOUR LIFE FORWARD outs to make fun shapes. There will be a variety of raffles and Those attending this Cooma Book Launch will receive: silent auctions with many different prizes r"DPQZPGA.Z8FJHIU-PTT#SFBLUISPVHI "D G A. 8 J IU - # LUI I up for grabs including a Perisher Season r"HJGUDFSUJĂąDBUFGPSFEVDBUJPOBMPOMJOF OF Pass worth $1200, two flights over the  XPSLTIPQTCZUIFBVUIPS Snowy Mountains donated by Dr. Sterling r"OBGUFSOPPOBU)JTUPSJDA8SFOT/FTU UIBU Kitchings, various menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  JODMVEFTMJHIUSFGSFTINFOUT packs, plus three nights accommodation r"'SFF1SFTFOUBUJPOUIBUHJWFTZPVDPODSFUF F in Kiama for a family of five including  UPPMTUPIFMQZPVPOZPVSQBUIUPTVDDFTTGVMM dinner and a day pass to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jamberooâ&#x20AC;?.  XFJHIUMPTT The official opening of the Relay starts r1MVTUIFSFXJMMCFIVOESFETPGEPMMBSTJO at 9:30am with the first lap beginning at  %PPS1SJ[FTGSPNMPDBMCVTJOFTTFT 10:00am. The Hope Ceremony, which DATE:4VOEBZUI"QSJM LOCATION:A8SFOT/FTU$IVSDI3PBE  is to remember those that we have lost $PPNB to cancer, will begin at 7:15pm with a TIME:QNmQN slide show set to music of those that we TICKETS: have lost. If you have a photo of a family WHERE TO BUY:$PPNB5SPQIZBOE(JGU$FOUSF 7BMF4USFFU$PPNB member or friend that you would like to WHO: 5IJTFWFOUJTPQFOUPBOZPOFXIPOFFETUPMPTFXFJHIUPSXIP be included in the ceremony, please email ,/084TPNFPOFXIPOFFETUPMPTFXFJHIU it to or drop a

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copy into Kirsten at High Country Outfitters. This is a very moving way to remember those special people in our lives that are no longer with us. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fight backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceremony, starting at 9:30am on Sunday, concludes the fundraiser with the final walk at 10am. Relay for Life means a lot to sufferers, survivors, as well as families and friends of these people. Sabina Kovats, a committee member of the Snowy Relay for Life said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It reminds me that I still belong to a special group. A group of people who are suffering with cancer, people who are fortunate of medical support and who have had successful surgery. It is a powerful reminder that I am a survivor of cancer and that I am still here todayâ&#x20AC;?. The day will have displays and information on different types of cancer and why it comes about, educational talks for young people about risks, as well as nurses conducting health checks. For more information contact Kirsten Farmer on 0421 348 681, 6456 2989 or go to http://relay.cancercouncil. Without your support, relay for life doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist, so come along and help raise money for cancer research and find a cure!

Parkinsons meeting today At the February meeting of the Snowy-Monaro Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support group, there were visitors who spoke on subjects of interest to the members. Information about mobility aids was presented to those present, these aids included wheel chairs, walkers, equipment for bathrooms and daily living. Janine Robertson from Monaro Rural Health Services demonstrated

various forms of exercises available for Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sufferers. The next meeting of the group will be held today, March 16, at the Werri Nina Centre, Sharp Street Cooma. Lunch will be served at 1pm and there will be present physiotherapists from the university of Sydney and the Prince of Wales Hospital, to speak to the members. For further information, please phone Louise on 0410 196 201.

Wellbeing Expo in April

Cooma will be hosting its fourth Wellbeing Expo on Saturday April 16 from 9am until 4pm at the multifunction centre. There will be therapists, workshops, demonstrations, samples, new products and vouchers on the day. Entry is $2 donation per person with all proceeds going to local cancer patients to assist them in costs for medication and travel expenses. Practitioners and health workers from the local area as well as the coast and Canberra will be offering all sorts of services including massage, reiki, psychic readings, body talk, tarot card reading, health foods and aged care (meals on wheels/mobility stalls).

Co-ordinator of the expo, Sue Peters-Smith, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking forward to hosting another good expo this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The donations, distributed through Can Assist Cancer Assistance Network, help cancer patients pay for unexpected travel expenses to and from doctors/specialists as well as it helps them with the cost of their medicationâ&#x20AC;?. The look good, feel good cancer workshops will also feature again. To register and to receive a skincare and makeup kit, call 1800 650 960. Supported by Monaro Rural Health Service and Department of Health and Ageing, the Wellbeing Expo is celebrating healthy bodies and healthy minds in the South East region.


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New carpentry and joinery facility at Cooma TAFE Member for Monaro, Steve Whan, today announced that a reelected Keneally Government will fund the construction of a new, modern facility at Cooma TAFE to house Carpentry and Joinery teaching facilities and a Campus Administration Centre. The state-of-the-art, multimilliondollar facility will be built in the next term of government if Labor is re-

elected. “Our government believes in TAFE and the opportunities it provides for our young people,” Mr Whan said. “This new funding will replace Cooma TAFE’s old Building 6 with a new, purpose-built Carpentry and Joinery facility and a Campus Administration Centre. “The new Carpentry and Joinery teaching facilities will provide the

Tim Blewitt – Maintenance Manager, Bill Fletcher – Carpentry & Joinery Storeman, Daryl Anderson – Campus Manager, Steve Whan – Member for Monaro, Dennis Burns – Automotive & Welding Storeman at Mr Whan’s presentation of his pre-election offer regarding upgrading of the Carpentry & Joinery building and Campus Administration Centre at Cooma TAFE.

like waste avoidance and energy ability to offer higher level courses accessible to all; • Improve links between schools efficiency techniques – a compulsory and programs in response to and TAFE campuses to expand part of all apprenticeship training. industry demands. “The Administration Centre will vocational options for high school provide easier access to the TAFE students; and • Make green skills education – and an improved interface for students and the community. “New space for Fine Arts, currently operating in Building 6, will be opened up elsewhere Cooma TAFE’s Commercial Cookery Campus by sampling their amazing on campus. Since the last election, a joint students once again started holding menus and assisting them in gaining state-federal initiative under the their fantastic al-a-carte, degustation valuable experience in the industry. leadership of previous Federal and buffet dinners, last Thursday “Although some of the students MP, Gary Nairn, delivered a March 10 at the Snowy Restaurant already work in the industry as $4.9 million upgrade for Cooma at the Cooma TAFE Campus. apprentices, it gives all of them first TAFE, including a specialist The nights will run every Thursday hand experience of working with a building to house Tourism and till June 2 (excluding school menu and in a team environment,” Hospitality teaching facilities.” holidays) and every Tuesday from Commercial Cookery teacher, The announcement of the May 17 until June 21 from 6pm to Nerridah Bayley, said. new building was made as The restaurant comfortably seats part of the launch of Labor’s 7.30pm. The nights start off as buffet forty patrons, so to guarantee a TAFE policy, calling ‘Skills for dinners and later on turns into a-la- table, bookings are essential. Growth’. The policy includes: • Investing $315.5 million for carte where students will rotate the To book contact Nerridah Bayley new and upgraded facilities at position of head chef, and then to on 6452 0770. Cost is $30 per NSW TAFE campuses; encourage the students to think person. • Creating 3,000 fully funded outside the square and get more So why not treat yourself to a training places at NSW TAFE creative, the restaurant changes to a night out for dinner or even get your for new apprentices in skill degustation (up to 13 courses) style work colleagues together and book shortage areas; where there will be seven to nine a whole table, all in support of our • Maintain Labor’s town’s novice chefs. concession fee system lighter courses served. This is a great opportunity to assist to ensure TAFE remains

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Jonathon to represent MEF Bombala High School student, Jonathon Haggar is proud to represent the Monaro Education Foundation (MEF) at the 2011 Rabobank Young Rural Leaders Summit. The Summit is an initiative of the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEFA) who wanted to develop a program that would provide opportunities for strong and motivated leaders from rural Australia to participate in a worldclass leadership camp. Rabobank supports CEFA by providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to enable local CEFA communities to send a representative on the seven day program run by Outward Bound. Currently undertaking his HSC, Jonathon was identified by the MEF as a young person who has shown the qualities of a leader as well as being an active member of his local community. 2011 will be the last year of the Young Leaders Summit, and

with limited places available the news of the success of his application was well received by Jonathon and his family, Bombala High School and the Monaro Education Foundation. The Summit will run in April and we look forward to hearing about Jonathon’s experiences and future goals as a result of participating.

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Cooma Show 2011

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Judy Gibson sang the National Anthem. MC Gordon Litchfield.

Peter Lette from Conrayn Merino Stud and a winning ram.

Sue-Ellen Mackay and Kristy Wassink.

The dog high jump - little dogs division.

Trent Stewart, Greg McGufficke and Ben Litchfield with the fleeces.

James Litchfield opened the show.


Wednesday March 16, 2011

Cooma Show 2011 1. A Circus workshop far kids. 2. Junior judges in the cattle arena. 3. Patron Judy Caldwell, Showgirl Sue-Ellen Mackay with junior showgirl entrants. 4. Sue-Ellen Mackay with the junior judges. 5. The woodchop teams event. 6. Christine Parkes received her Life Memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s badge from president Gail Eastaway. 7. Show of the prize-winning blooms. 8. The sumo wrestling was a great hit with the kids. 9. Miss Tiny Tot Chelsea. 10. Claudia Kerr and friend in the dog high jump. 11. There were plenty of entries in the food section. 12. After the official opening- president Gail Eastaway, Showgirl Sue-Ellen Mackey, junior Showgirl Kristy Wassink and MC Gordon Litchfield.


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Children’s Programs. Numbers Count. (G, R, CC) Cyberchase. (G, R, CC) Behind The News. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) National Press Club Address. (CC) The Trail Of Genghis Khan. (G, R, CC) Darling Buds Of May. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. My Family. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC) Announcement: Australian Labor Party. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) The New Inventors. (CC) Gordon St Tonight. (CC) Laid. (Final, M, CC) At The Movies. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Cheetah: Blood Brothers. (G, R, CC) Movie: Pandora And The Flying Dutchman. (PG, 51, R, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) National Press Club Address. (R, CC) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC)


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Columbo. (PG, R) Dr Oz. (PG) The Zoo. (G, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) Kid Detectives. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) The lowest-ranked teams battle it out to avoid elimination. Criminal Minds. (M, CC) When the unit searches a gated New Mexico community for a killer who is targeting women, Hotchner looks to an FBI cadet with a unique past for help with the investigation. City Homicide. (M, CC) I Shouldn’t Be Alive: Crushed And Alone. (M, CC) My Name Is Earl. (PG, R, CC) Parks And Recreation. (M, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) The Saddle Club. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, CC) Mike & Molly. (PG, CC) The Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, CC) As the shock of Melia’s mercy dash to hospital sets in, could romance still blossom for the ill-fated pair? RPA: Where Are They Now? (PG, CC) Embarrassing Bodies: Rural. (M, R) Cricket. ICC World Cup. Australia v Canada. From Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India. Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (G, R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Being Me. (G, R, CC) Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) Behind The News. (G, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) National Parks. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Miniseries: Lost In Austen. (Final, PG, R, CC) Shamwari: A Wild Life. (G, R, CC) Darling Buds Of May. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. My Family. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC) Announcement: The Coalition. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Catalyst. (G, CC) Turn Back Time. (CC) Whites. (New series, PG, CC) Getting On. (Return, PG, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Spectacle. (M, R, CC) Movie: Sudden Fear. (b&w, PG, 52, R, CC) Movie: The Living Idol. (PG, 57, R) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Late Programs.

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Lewis. (M, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) The Zoo. (G, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) Kid Detectives. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, CC) Grey’s Anatomy. (M, CC) The residents are pushed to the limit when Owen puts them through a rigorous trauma certification drill. Cristina is tested when she is left alone to monitor a sick lungtransplant patient. Desperate Housewives. (M, CC) Susan reluctantly accepts Lynette’s offer to be baby Paige’s nanny. Private Practice. (MA15+, CC) 30 Rock. (M, CC) The Whistleblowers. (M, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) RBT. (PG, CC) Getaway. (PG, CC) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M, CC) A troubled teen contacts Nick, warning him his life is in danger. Ray takes the stand to testify against serial killer Nate Haskell. The NRL Footy Show. (M, CC) WIN News. (CC) The AFL Footy Show. (M, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Spyforce. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G, R) Good Morning America. (CC) Late Programs.

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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Good Chef Bad Chef. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6pm With George Negus. (CC) Evening News. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Biggest Loser Families. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) When Cameron decides to dress as Fizbo the Clown for Luke’s birthday party, he unwittingly triggers a disastrous chain of events. Lie To Me. (M, CC) 6pm With George Negus. (R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) Overtime. (R) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs.

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Scope. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Good Chef Bad Chef. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6pm With George Negus. (CC) Evening News. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Biggest Loser Families. (PG, CC) The Good Wife. (M, CC) Diane represents her on-again off-again love interest, ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh. Law & Order: SVU. (M, CC) 6pm With George Negus. (R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Religious Programs.

6.00 Chinese News. 6.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid v Lyon. From Stadium Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid. 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. (G, R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Zumbo. (Final, CC) 8.00 Oz And James Drink To Britain. (PG, R, CC) Oz and James sample some designer vodka made in Wales. 8.30 Heston’s Fishy Feast. (CC) Chef Heston Blumenthal sets out to create a sustainable seafood menu by finding alternatives to more traditional ingredients. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.05 UEFA Champions League Hour. (CC) 11.05 Movie: Brotherhood. (AV15+, 04, R) 1.45 Movie: Secuestro Express. (AV15+, 05, R) 3.20 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

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Chinese News. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. WorldWatch. mY Generation: Y God. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) Big Love. (M, CC) After telling his wives he has to attend an emergency out-of-town meeting with a Home Plus supplier, Bill and Joey instead head to Mexico to retrieve their parents and Ben. World News Australia. (CC) Movie: Vera Drake. (M, 04, R, CC) Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman. (M, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. Korean News. Japanese News.

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Children’s Programs. Music Moves. (G, R, CC) What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) Ace Day Jobs. (G, R, CC) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) One Plus One. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Movie: Paris When It Sizzles. (64, R, CC) Ladies Of Letters. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. My Family. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC) Announcement: Shooters And Fishers Party. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) New Tricks. (M, CC) A retrospective for a deceased ’80s fashion designer re-ignites the mystery of his murder during a party eight years ago. Whitechapel. (M, R, CC) The final act begins, with the Ripper copycat needing to kill one more victim to complete his re-enactment of the 1888 murders. Lateline. (CC) Re-Enchantment: Dark Emotions. (PG, CC) Teenage Kicks. (PG, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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Japanese News. Chinese News. Soccer. UEFA Europa League. WorldWatch. Insight. (R, CC) Italian News. Living Black. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Coast. (G, CC) As It Happened: World War II – Behind Closed Doors. (PG, R, CC) The story begins with a look at the short-lived non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin in 1939 which heralded the beginning of conflict in Europe. World News Australia. (CC) My Sex Robot. (M, CC) Movie: Trash. (MA15+, 09, R) Entourage. (MA15+, R, CC) Shameless. (M, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

Club born to promote football

President’s message It gives me great pleasure to welcome players, officials, family, friends and supporters of all teams taking part in this year’s Cooma Cats Cup and Gala Day. We at the Cooma Cats are dedicated to bringing AFL to the Monaro and Snowy Mountains and your support of the Cooma Cats Cup is critical to us achieving this mission. Over the past three short years, we have seen this carnival quickly develop into a major pre-season event for the participating clubs, as well as being a showcase event for AFL in our region. As president, I would like to congratulate my committee and our club sponsors for the work they have put into developing this event. It is always a challenging task to develop a key sporting event through the goodwill and tireless efforts of club volunteers. And they can all be proud of their efforts in bringing this event to the people of the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains. And to all the clubs which are playing, on behalf of the Cooma Cats I thank you all for making the effort of travelling down to Cooma to support this event. We here at the Cats are very appreciative of your commitment to the tournament. Meanwhile, we as a club - the Cooma Cats seniors and Snowy SuperCats Juniors - are back on the training track for season 2011. We are looking forward to building on last year’s on field success which saw the

seniors increase the number of games won over previous years, and the juniors (Under 14 SuperCats) make the finals in only their second season. 2010 was a great year on the field for the club last year and we hope to be able to build on this success this season. We are looking forward to seeing players from last year come back, but we are also keen to welcome new faces in all age groups. At the Cooma Cats and Snowy SuperCats, we welcome anyone of any age and any level of football experience to come along to training at the Snowy Oval on Tuesday evenings to get a taste of AFL footy. Last year we saw a number of new players in both our senior and junior grades playing their first season of AFL and it was amazing to see how well the progressed. And this is what we’re all about at the Cats – giving anybody who wants a go at playing our great game the chance to do so. So to everyone playing, supporting or simply just coming along to watch the action this weekend at the 2011 Cooma Cats Cup and Gala Day, enjoy the day. It is a day where we celebrate what our footy is all about: community, footy, family and fun. Dave Paterson President Cooma Cats Australian Football Club

The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club was born through the frustation of one man, Bill Bartling, (pictured) who wanted players outside of Melbourne to have a chance to play top class footy. Bill had signed with North Melbourne in his playing days, but a damaged knee meant he never took to the field, however his brother did play. Bill believed footballers across Australia should be given the chance to compete at top level if they were good enough, no matter where they lived. Bill owned the Alpine Hotel at that time (1975) and a chance encounter with a journalist from Canberra had some longterm repercussions. It led to Bill coming into contact with Merv Lindsay, from Canberra, who also wanted ‘bushies’ to be given a chance. (Merv was president of the Monaro Australian Football League and later a frequent visitor to Cooma). By 1976, Cooma had a team in the Monaro competition and in 1977, played in the grand final. That day, Bill said, was “one of the better days I’ve had in football”. It would be another seven years before the Cats finally won a flag, however, despite other finals appearances. The Cooma Cats were officially formed in 1975 with Les Nancarrow as president and Bill as secretary. Bill also brought the late Elido fachin on board as club patron and Elido rapidly became a footy tragic and lifetime supporter of the Cats.

Local station master, the late Ron Bennett, was also involved and another footy tragic, Bryce Anderson joined the committee and became, according to Bill, the strongest and most diligent committee member the club had. Then there were supporters on game days, like Ernie who acted as goal umpire and generally did anything else asked of him. Kevin Jackson is another who gave himself to the club as trainer and any other role that was required. The strength of the club was obvious through its many manifestations in cricket, basketball and hockey, to name a few. The club’s annual presentation nights were truly gala occasions. W i t h encouragement from Bill’s partner, Gladys, the ladies frocked up and men wore dinner suits - all enjoying the meal, the presentations and the entertainment. The club was always looking for ways to promote Ausssie rules and one year, it won the right to send a team to Melbourne to compete in a novelty television program hosted by Ray Warren. The team didn’t win, but the members did learn how othersbent the rules, just in case there was ever another occasion. Then there was the ‘Queens’ night, with the footballers dressing up as debutantes to win the coveted title. When Gladys and Bill left Cooma, they stayed in touch with the club and Bill was present when the Cats won the flag in Yass in 1984.

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Council stays Cats’ Number One Fan The Cooma Cats and the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council are continuing their strong relationship into Season 2011. On behalf of the Council, the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s General Manager John Vucic has accepted the Cat’s offer to retain the club’s Number One Supporters Ticket for a second year. The awarding of the Cats’ Number One Ticket to the Council is part of the Cooma’s Cats strong focus on maintaining a strong relationship with the local community.

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“We’ve been working hard over the past few years to Snowy Oval and the upgrading of the lighting. “We have a strong relationship with Council who have reinforce the club’s profile as a family-focused, communitybased and professionally-based football club which everyone always been responsive to our needs, so it was a very simple across the Monaro and Snowy Mountains – regardless of choice for us when considering who we should offer the which ever football code they follow – can be proud,” Mr “Number One Ticket” to,” Mr Paterson said. “And like the Council, we as a club are committed to Paterson said. “Consequently, when we launched the Cooma Cats’ Social providing the people of the region with an outlet for healthy Membership scheme last year, it seemed logical that we offer living and community engagement – so the synergies between our two organisations our ‘Number One Ticket’ to Council who represent everyone in the area. “And having Mr Vucic – on behalf of the Council - accept this offer is greatly appreciated by everyone involved with the Cooma Cats. It’s is something we really value, and we are very aware of the responsibilities inherent in the new relationship,” Mr Paterson said. “John has been a great supporter for the club, representing the Council at all our home games and key social events throughout last season. “This support by the council, through John’s commitment, has been greatly appreciated by everyone at the club and we are extremely pleased the relationship is continuing this season,” Mr Paterson said. Mr Vucic said he was again honoured to accept the Cats’ Number One ticket. “Our Council is very conscious of our local sporting teams and was honoured to accept the Number One Ticket offered by the Cooma Cats AFL Club,” Mr Vucic said. Cooma Cats’ Club “It’s important that we support our community President Dave Paterson presents a framed Cooma Cats’ jumper at all times and I’m a great fan of AFL and will be looking forward to attending as many home games and “the Number One Ticket” to the General Manager of the as I can to show our support,” he said. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Mr John Vucic. “I certainly enjoyed attending the Cat’s home games last year and seeing just how determined the players, officials and supporters were in giving their all to are easy to see and harness for everyone’s benefit. To symbolise this relationship, Mr Paterson presented Mr ensure Cooma and the region was represented in Australia’s Vucic a framed, original Cooma Cats’ Jumper and the Number national game,” Mr Vucic said. “And I certainly enjoy keeping my colleagues at the Council One Membership Ticket for display in the Council Offices in up-to-date with the Cats’ progress throughout the season as 2010. Mr Vucic has confirmed the jumper will remain on display in well,” he said. The Club has launched the Cats’ Social Membership the council offices in 2011. “We hope the display of the jumper and ticket will serve Scheme so everyone interested in the team can officially join as a simple reminder to everyone across region that the the Cats on their journey to bring AFL football to the region. Mr Paterson praised the support the Council had given the Cooma Cats are proud to represent them in the Canberra AFL club in recent years, particularly in relation to the on-going competition, and in turn, that they can be proud of the club development and maintenance of the Cats’ home ground at for the way it goes about its business,” Mr Paterson said.

Mal takes first AFL-Army Challenge Award for Cats Cooma Cats up and coming player Mal Paterson was awarded an AFL-Army Challenge Award in Season 2010. The Award is presented by the Australian Army for players in each competition who receive the most votes for their Courage, Initiative and Teamwork displayed throughout the football season. Well done Mal. Meanwhile, the Cooma Cats (Seniors) Season 2010 Club 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 • Coaches Awards: Kyle Hubert & Sam Laundess • Most determined: Toby Walton • Runner-Up B&F: Jake Clarke •Auskicker of the year: Dane Tucker

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Cats on membership prowl The Snowy Mountains’ own AFL Club, the Cooma Cats, is on the prowl for fans, ex-players and AFL supporters across the Monaro and Snowy Mountains. In 2010, the Club launched the Cats’ Social Club so everyone interested in the team can officially join the Cats on their journey to bring AFL football to the region. Cats’ Club President Dave Paterson said the Cats Social Club initiative was in response to a desire by many people in the area who, while unable to play footy, wanted to have a formal relationship with the club. “Our team at the Cats is not just the playing group, but also includes all our families, officials and supporters, and we wanted to be able to recognise that in a formal way,” Dave said. Key to this recognition is the issuing of a specially numbered Cats’ membership card which is supported by a number of sponsors who are providing discounts on their services and products specifically for Cats’ members. “We have had some great support from local business getting behind this initiative, including the Shell Region Service Station in Cooma, Nimmitabel Butchers, Capital Pizza, Cooma’s Original Hot Bake and of course our major sponsor Dodds Hotel,” Dave said. “But while being able to access the great discount benefits linked to the membership card, the most

important benefit for the Cats’ supporters will be the ability to formally belong to the ‘team’,” he said. Dave said the Cats have worked hard in recent months towards making the club more than just a team of footballers. “We are very much a community and family-focused club that relies on the hard work of our members, supporters and a small number of great local sponsors to get onto the field each week,” Dave said. “But we have a bigger mission is to make AFL football available to everyone in the Snowy Mountains – and that includes not only players, but also supporters, young and old, male and female. “AFL football is not just about the players, it is about the entire community and that’s what we at the Cats are all about,” he said. “In addition to their senior team, the Cats have now established a junior football side, the Snowy SuperCats in the Under 14 Division, and is keen to develop Under 12 and 16 sides, as well as a female side in the future. “We know we are in a tough market when it comes to football loyalties in this part of the world, but we know we have a great product to offer everyone in the community and we welcome anyone to come and join us on our exciting journey,” Dave said. Anyone wanting to know more about becoming a member of the Cats Social Club can ring Dave Paterson on 0438089758



Talking Cats back on air NAB boosts AFL Auskick in the Mountains for 2011 Talking Cats, the region’s only dedicated AFL radio program, will be back on air on 2MNO next month as part of the Cooma Cats’ efforts to bring AFL to more people across the Snowy Mountains and the Monaro, Launched last season on Community Radio 2MNO, Talking Cats quickly won itself a loyal audience on Sunday evening interested in all things AFL. Cats’ Club President Dave Paterson said Talking Cats was an exciting venture for the club. “In partnership with the great people at 2MNO, we will again bring local AFL footy news and views to footy fans new and old across the region,” Dave said. “Our club is all about being part of the community, and Talking Cats is another way we can keep the community up to date with what we’re doing in 2010,” he said. “The Cats are a community and family focused club, one that everyone can be proud of.” Talking Cats will again be hosted by Cats’ publicity officer Rob Barnes and go to air on Sunday evenings at 7pm. “The aim of the show is not just

to update our supporters about how the Cats are going on the field each week, but to also talk about the role of AFL footy in the community and its contribution to the region since the club’s establishment in 1976 and into the future,” Rob said. Talking Cats will again have a number of regular segments in each program, including feature interviews with local AFL identities from the past and present, a round-up of club news and events, and of course detailed analysis of the Cats’ on-field performances. This year, in response to popular demand, the program will also feature an “album of the week”. Cats’ President Dave Paterson invited anyone with a connection or interest in AFL to tune in and enjoy the program, and join the Cats’ on their journey to bring AFL to the region. Talking Cats on 2MNO at 7pm Sunday evenings: 90.5FM in Cooma; 93.3FM on the Monaro; 93.9FM in Jindabyne and 103.7FM in Bombala.

Aspiring junior AFL players in Cooma and youngsters to get an introduction to AFL footy the Snowy Mountains have received a major and was critical to the long-term program of boost thanks to the support of the local AFL developing junior AFL footy across the Monaro development officer Stu Wood, the National and Snowy Mountains,” Stu said. Australia Bank (NAB) and the Cooma Cats Australian Football Club. “So the support of NAB is critical to allowing us Auskick, sponsored by the NAB, is the AFL’s to develop footy in the region,” he said. program designed to introduce children in the 6-9 year age-group to AFL football through training Stu and the Cooma Cats conduct Auskick and game activities carefully designed to develop Clinics before each of the Cats’ home games AFL skills and awareness. throughout the season. All children are welcome. In 2010, Stu entered the Cooma Cats’ Auskick program in the AFL’s Auskick Centre of the Year competition and won Round 6 of the competition. By winning round six of the AFL’s Auskick Centre of the Year competition, the Cooma Cats were presented another AUSKICK resource pack to be presented by the National Australia Bank. This resource kit includes Tackle, Marking and Bump Bags, an Air Compressor, Handball Target, mini Goal Posts, Trolley Bags, Markers, Whistle and extra Aqua NAB Footballs. Stu said this extra package would be really handy as it will mean the Future AFL players get a close look at their new training Cooma Cats can set up an Auskick equipment with representatives from the Cooma Branch of centre in Jindabyne this year, as well the National Australia Bank Cyn Tucker and Lida Walker, and as continuing to run the growing Cooma Cats’ Club President Dave Paterson and Auskick Cooma program. Coordinator Brad Austin. “AUSKICK is a great, fun way for

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Welcome to the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day March 19

Background: • The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club plays in the AFL NSW/ACT Division 4 competition and first staged the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day in 2009. The Cooma Cats are a communitybased, family-focused football club which aims to provide the people of the Monaro and Snowy Mountains the opportunity to play and support AFL football. The Cooma Cats also field a junior side, the SnowySuper Cats, in the AFL NSW/ACT Under 14 competition. General • The third annual Cooma Cats Cup and AFL Gala Day with about 200 players from nine men’s and women’s senior AFL teams from Canberra, Cooma and Tathra converging on Cooma in a final pre-season hit out. • Last year’s Men’s Division winners, the Tathra Sea Eagles, are returning to defend their title, while the Women’s Division champions, the Belconnen Magpies, will also be keen to retain their crown. Participants - Men’s Division o Cooma o Woden o Belconnen o Tuggeranong o Ainslie o Tathra • Women’s Division* o Belconnen o Tuggeranong o Queanbeyan Format • Men’s Division


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• Umpires are to be afforded the appropriate respect and courtesy at all times. • The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club greatly appreciates the support of the AFL NSW/ACT Umpires in supporting the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day.

Official Welcome and photo • An official welcome to all participating players, club officials and supporters will be held on the grassed area immediately in font of the canteen at mid-day. • It is requested all players and officials move to the area at that time for a short few words of welcome by the Cooma Cats Football Club and a commemorative photo opportunity.

Facilities • Toilets and showering facilities are located at the venue in the main clubhouse precinct.

Modified Ovals • All games will be played on two adjacent ovals marked out on the Nijong playing fields. While the ovals do not fall within the regulation measurements of the standard AFL oval, they are adequate for the Cooma Cats Cup format. Draw • The draw will be available on the Cooma Cats blog spot: www. after March 16. • The draw and field allocation for each of the divisions will also be available at the administration point (located in the canteen precinct). Game format and rules • All games will be played in accordance with the AFL ACT/ NSW 2010 Laws of Football. • Extra “local rules” for the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day include: o All games are 16-a-side o unlimited interchange and player rotation Umpiring • AFL NSW/ACT is supporting the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala by providing officials umpires to assist throughout the day. • Like the participating clubs, the AFL NSW/ACT Umpires are using the event as a key pre-season work up activity.


• Event Sponsor: Cooma Cats Australian Football Club; • Event Coordinator: Mr Dave Paterson, President; • Date: Saturday 19th March 2011; • Location: Nijong Oval, Cooma Timeline: • From 8am: Administration & Reception • 9am: First Bounce • Mid-day: Event Welcome and Photo • 5pm: Grand Final • 6pm: Presentations

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Canteen • A canteen will be operating at the venue throughout the day, providing a range of hot and cold food, soft drinks and sports drinks, and snacks. Alcohol Policy • In accordance with the Cooma Cats Australian Football Club’s community-based, family-focused philosophy and the Australian Government’s Good Sports Clubs Policy, the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day is an Alcohol Free activity Cleanliness • The venue, Nijong Oval, is the home of the Cooma Tiger Football (Soccer) Club and in the heart of Cooma, and as such, highly visible to the public. • It is requested all teams, supporters and visitors continually police their areas for litter and conduct a final “emu bob” prior to their departure from the venue at the conclusion of the event. Awards & Presentations function • Formal presentations will be held at the ground at 6pm Security • All persons attending and participating in the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day are responsible for the security of their own possessions. • All clubs participating in the Cooma Cats Cup & Gala Day are responsible for the security of their own club possessions. Participating requirements:



Timeliness • All participating clubs are requested to strictly adhere to all match timings throughout the event to ensure a smooth running of the event.

Goal & Boundary Umpire support • In accordance with standard AFL NSW/ACT requirements, each participating club is expected to provide 1 x goal umpire per match (with flags). • Where possible, all participating clubs are strongly encouraged to assist in providing a boundary umpire for games in which they are not participating. First Aid Kits & Stretchers • All participating clubs are expected to bring their appropriate match-day medical and strapping kits to support their requirements throughout the event. • A stretcher will be available at the venue. Safety & Risk Management: General • Individual and collective safety is everyone’s responsibility. Vehicle speeds and parking • Speeds limits in the vicinity of the venue are clearly marked and are law. • Sealed parking is parking is available at the venue immediately adjacent the playing fields. • Un-sealed parking is available in the vacant field area on the lefthand side of the access road into the venue. Vehicle and pedestrian safety • There will be a large amount of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around the venue through the event. • All drivers are to exercise extreme care when entering, departing this area and be mindful of pedestrians, particularly young children. • All pedestrians are to exercise extreme care when in the car park facilities. • All parents are to exercise control over their children at all times

park area • Due to the layout of the football fields, footballs from games will invariably be kicked on occasion into the sealed car park area. • Persons retrieving the football on these occasions are to be extremely cautious when doing so. • All vehicle drivers are to be aware of the possibility of footballs coming into the sealed car park area and that persons will be entering the sealed car park to retrieve them. • All vehicle drivers who park their vehicles in the sealed car park area do so accepting the risk their car my be struck by a football coming from the field of play and that the Cooma Cats Australian Football Club accepts no responsibility for any damage incurred. Local First aid • Anyone with a First Aid concern is to contact the Administration Desk. Our Sponsors: • The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club thanks its sponsors: o Dodds Hotel, Cooma (Major Sponsor) o The Monaro Post (Proud Sponsor) o Shell Region Service Station (Game Day Sponsor) o Nimmitabel Butchers (Game Day Sponsor) o Cooma’s Original Hot Bake (Game Day Sponsor) o Capital Pizza (Game Day Sponsor) o Cooma Monaro Shire Council – Number One Ticket Holder o 2XL o Station Resort On behalf of everyone at the Cooma Cats Australian Football Club, I thank you for making the trip to Cooma and supporting this important regional sporting event. I also wish you every success for the day, and the 2011 AFL Season. David Paterson President Cooma Cats Football Club

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The Origins of the (now) WEDNESDAYS CAKES, Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club PIES, SANDWICHES In late 1967 and early 1968 the Department of Supply moved their employees from Melbourne to Canberra, transporting a large number of young men and their families to an unknown environment. Because the vast majority of these people had no family in Canberra, a number of the men decided that they would play Australian Rules Football as a means of staying together and make friendships for their wives and families. Once the group had formed a football team, the Eastlake Football Club showed their support and provided a set of football jumpers and our club was born. Our chosen name was “Eastlake Woden” and we played in red and white striped jumpers. During our evolution, we changed our name and colours a number of times. From Eastlake Woden, we became South Woden, then Sutherland, then Tuggeranong Bulldogs, then Tuggeranong Cowboys then finally Tuggeranong Hawks. Our colours were, at different times, red and white stripes, red white and blue (Bulldogs colours), red, gold, and black (Adelaide Crows), and lastly brown and gold (Hawks colours). As we didn’t have a club of our own (like most of the other teams in the league at that time) each week one of the wives of the footballers would take it in turns to make a huge vat of soup and the players and their families and children would all go

back to that person’s place after the game for eats and drinks. This was a great bonding exercise and ensured that everyone would feel welcome. Early in the years of the South Woden Football Club, the government allocated us a block of land at Southlands for building of a club. This block stood undeveloped for many years and because we didn’t have enough backing or money to go ahead with this, the department rescinded the offer. Later we did build a small club in Wanniassa, but this was not a going concern either and was taken over by the Vikings. We are now the Tuggeranong Hawks which as a club is as united as upon our birth. We are very proud to be members of this club and hope the club will still be playing football in another 40 years. The birth date of the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club was 40 years ago, not 30 as is commonly believed. The ACT Districts competition will see a new bunch of Hawks running around this year, with the club entering a 4th Division team for the first time. The boys are looking forward to having a good run in Cooma, combining their 3rd and 4th Division teams for the Gala Day. Fingers crossed for a successful day for the Tuggeranong Football Club. The Tuggeranong Hawks and are looking forward to using the Cooma Cats Cup as a major hit out for many of the new players.

Woden Blues ready for another Cats Cup challenge

The Woden Blues Australian Rules Football Club was formed in 1996 by a group of Marist College Old Boys, starting out in the AFL Canberra 4th grade. From 1996 to 2004, the Blues played in Division 4, winning three successive Premierships from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, the club made the move up to Division 3. The Blues made the 3rd grade finals in 2007 and 2009, before missing out narrowly in 2010. In 2008, a chance meeting with Damian Asanovski saw Woden form an affiliation with the Cooma Cats, a relationship that has proven beneficial for both clubs. Each year the clubs swap a home game, with the Blues and Cats double header at Snowy Oval a road trip the entire team looks forward to attending. 2011 is a new beginning for the Blues, with rookie coach Michael Altus taking the reigns. Altus, the 2010 Best and Fairest winner for the Blues, is

confident of a good showing in the carnival as it is the Blues major pre-season hitout. Said Club President Wayne Bennett ‘after the retirement of many club veterans, Woden will be bringing a young and inexperienced squad to Cooma this year. We are confident the young boys can put on a good performance and show enough to lock down a place in our starting 22 for round 1’. After narrowly missing the final in 2010, the Blues were keen to go one better this year. ‘We ran out of legs in our final pool game last year, but overall the Cooma Carnival was a great event and we are aiming to make the final this year.’ The Woden Blues are sponsored by the Canberra Irish Club, Simon Crooks VIP Cleaning, Richard Luton Real Estate and JLV Construction

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Belconnen Magpies History The history of the Belconnen Magpies Football Club is one that has travelled along many different paths, at times under the one banner, and at other times simultaneously under separate banners. The various clubs in the past, that have been the Belconnen Magpies Football Club have all added their own dimension to our now great football club, and contributed to the character and spirit now experienced by our club’s current players, coaches, training staff, and supporters. The Belconnen Football Club and The West Canberra Football Club amalgamated in the late 80’s and early 90’s to create the now stronger than ever, Belconnen Magpies Football Club . Both of these clubs possessed their own unique culture, history and also their own origins. The Belconnen Football ClubThe Belconnen Football Club adopted the navy blue jumper and white monogram when it entered the competition in 1971. These colours were chosen to align with the colours used by the Turner Football Club. The different design was to reflect the move to the Belconnen district, a new area, new clubhouse and new future.In 1987 Belconnen amalgamated with

The West Canberra Football Club. They became known as the Belconnen Magpies, and played in the black and white stripes, alternating between the “Shed” and West Canberra’s licensed premises in Kippax as their home. Belconnen reverted back to its navy blue and white colours in 1988 when the amalgamation dissolved and continued to sport these colours until 1990. “The Shed” remained as the Club’s base until it was sold in 1989. The club was then based at the Western Districts Rugby club in 1990. In 1991 Belconnen affiliated with the West Canberra Football Club and adopted that club as its home. The famous black and white jumpers were again used until 1998 when the current black, white and teal was adopted. The team was again known as the Belconnen Magpies and still is. The West Canberra Football Club The West Canberra Football Club entered the competition in 1974. In keeping with the famous Magpie tradition the club adopted the famous black & white stripes that were previously worn by the Acton Football Club.In the early years the club did not have a permanent home, however that problem was rectified when stage one

of the current clubhouse was completed in 1978.In 1987 West Canberra amalgamated with the Belconnen Football Club. They became known as the Belconnen Magpies, they continued to sport the black and white stripes and alternated between the current clubhouse and Belconnen’s clubhouse in Jamison. The amalgamation dissolved in 1987 and the black and white colours were not seen in the ACTAFL competition until 1991 when the Belconnen Football Club affiliated with the West Canberra Football Club, moved its operations to Kippax and the Belconnen Magpies were reborn. The black and white colours remained in use until 1998 when the current black, white, and teal strip was adopted. The Belconnen Magpies have been great supporters of the Cooma Cats Cup and look forward to participating again this year.

Belconnen Magpies Women set to defend title The Belconnen Magpies women’s team is excited about participating in the 2011 Cooma Gala day and defending their 2010 crown, team manager Petra Bright. “The team played in the Cats Cup and Gala Day in 2010 and enjoyed every moment of the big event,” Petra said. The Women Magpies won were lucky enough to win the event last year and celebrated with the organisers well into the night. “It was a great chance to give new players match practice as well as implement new game plans that have been worked on over a long pre-season,” Petra said. The Magpies women’s team has kept the same core group for a number of years now. Captain Gen Netting and vice-captain Clare Gough have been in their positions for two years and have shown great leadership and provided some inspirational play in that time.

Clare was player of the gala day last year so has fond memories of the event. The Magpies women’s team are part of the powerful AFL Canberra Belconnen Magpies Football Club that has had success in all grades in recent years. “The Belconnen Magpies Football Club has been very supportive of the women’s team,” Petra said. “And our women have embraced the one Club culture,” she said. The Belconnen women’s team has two players that sit on the Belconnen Board, Jo Foster and Katrina Gallway, who work tirelessly and ensure this culture remains in place. Belconnen joined the ACTWAFL in 1999 and won the premiership in their first year .The success of the women has continued through the years, with the women playing in 6 finals campaigns.

Ainslie Football Club

Belconnen women’s team – Cats Cup premiers in 2010

Ainslie is a suburb in central Canberra, and is home to one the country. of the best football grounds in the Territory and perhaps The Ainslie Football club was formed in 1927 and adopted the mighty ‘tri-colours’ of black, white and red that is still takes to the field today. The football club is very proud of their successful 84 year history. Current senior coaches Chris Rourke and Rob Shirley were instrumental in their success of 2010, helping to guide the club to its senior premiership. Seeking players, coaches and supporters for Season 2011 23rd The 2010 premiership was one of the Snowy Supercats Junior AFL Training for Under 12’s, 14’s, & 16’s most important as it provided an invite Tuesdays 5pm Snowy Oval, Yarra Street, Cooma into the inaugural Foxtel cup in 2011. NEW PLAYERS AND FAMILIES ALWAYS WELCOME This is a knockout competition that will place the best teams from the different Registration Days: states and territories of Australia against Cooma Cats AFL Gala Day each other as curtain raiser games to Nijong Ovals, Barrack St Cooma AFL matches. The Ainslie boys get to Saturday 19th March, 9am – 12pm play an SANFL team before an Adelaide Registration $60 includes socks, shorts, bag, footy, insurance Vs Port Adelaide match as a part of this Or at Training Tuesday Evenings at Snowy Oval, Cooma competition, in front of a possible crowd of more than 50,000! For more info ph: Stuart Wood 0422 496 400 The other exciting development for Cooma Cats proudly supported by Dodds Hotel, Station Resort, NAB, Telstra, Woolworths, Ainslie in 2011 is the introduction of the Cooma Hot Bake, Capital Dial A Pizza, Monaro Post, and 2XL.

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North Eastern AFL. This consists of two conferences. Ainslie and the other Canberra sides, the Sydney Swan reserves and the Greater Western Sydney Giants make up the first. The second involves the Queensland Football League including the Brisbane Lions reserves, Gold Coast Suns reserves and Northern Territory Thunder. The teams will fight it out to become conference champions initially, and then go on to compete to become the overall league champions. The remarkable opportunities that Ainslie have earned this year will put them in the National spotlight. The anticipation has created a massive excitement on the training track in the pre-season. The player numbers for the three senior teams have exceeded 100 and the energy is quite simply electric! The division three side will represent Ainslie at the Cooma Cats Gala day in 2011, and hope to improve on their second placing from last year.


Wednesday March 16, 2011


Claire’s Carousel Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you a party at his home. SIR WILLIAM HUDSON NURSING HOME FETE to join me as I explore some of the social events and David is a well known radio presenter with our local Fete Convenor Winston Phillips invites you to the above community happenings in our region. Community Radio 2MNO and I join with all the members in fete on Sunday March 27 from 10am to 2pm. If you would like to tell me of your special outings or have wishing him a happy birthday. Our nursing home is very important to us, so do try and community events coming up please phone me on 6452 go along to make this a successful day. 3137, mobile 0434 352 992 or email spray5@optusnet. COOMA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Donations of any kind will be gratefully accepted please Junior Mini Ball and Aussie Hoop Basketball show of ring Kay on 6452 3588. interest days are Monday March 21, Thursday March 24 It is always an enjoyable outing and an opportunity to PANCAKE DINNER and Friday March 25. meet up with friends. To celebrate Shrove Tuesday 60 guests sat down to a Registration is for 12 months and Betty Longhurst Cosit-down dinner on Monday March 7. ordinator will be pleased to answer your Hostesses were Nella Bacon, Marilyn Gaukroger, enquiries and give you more details on Jackie Fox, Marie Povey, Jan Reid, Alec Bacon and Liz 0457 177 162. Sherlock. They each prepared the food for their own table – pancakes with savoury fillings and salad for main course SENIORS WEEK – NEWS FROM DO YOU REQUIRE QUALITY CHILDCARE followed by pancakes with sweet filings and ice cream for WERRI-NINA dessert – yum! Invitation to enjoy a free barbecue Monaro Family Day Care has been established within Rector, the Reverend Paul Cohen spoke of the history of lunch, watch Snowy films and mix with our community for 35 years and offers quality home Shrove Tuesday which was followed by entertainment that friends over a cuppa on Wednesday based childcare for children from 0-12 years.¬ included piano music by Darrell Gaukroger, a musical quiz March 23 at the above Centre. by Jackie Fox, where some guests joined in singing the Your hostess Sue can be contacted Do you require: songs which were answers to the quiz (thus creating much on 6455 4OOO and she will be happy to • Small group care – maximum of five children under fun) also Niko and Kai Bakker young pianists entertained take your booking. school age us. • Comfort and security of a home environment The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by a cross-section REMINDER • Childrens individual routines and needs catered for of the community including folk from out of town. Please don’t forget the premiere of The • Affordable – payment for booked hours only King’s Speech on Thurday March 17, • Flexible hours of care – shift work, before and after A HAPPY DAY AT THE COOMA SHOW 6.45pm for 7.15pm at the Savoy – it’s school care, vacation care, emergency weekend and It may have rained but what a happy day it was at the a fundraiser and promises to be a great overnight care Cooma Show. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the night out. • Childcare on a fulltime, casual or part-time basis exhibits and my friend, Marilyn Spellman was so excited to Tickets at the Cooma Fabric Salon. • Qualified child care providers consistently updating find she had won an encouragement award for her scrap training booking album - good on you Marilyn. Marilyn can’t wait to FREE HEARING SCREENINGS tell her work mates at Cooma Challenge of this award. Australian Hearing invite you to book Please contact Monaro Family Day Care Inc on A delicious afternoon tea was enjoyed-served and for your free appointment by phoning 64521740 or met the coordination unit team at 67 prepared by the committee from St Patrick’s Church and 131 797. Soho Street, Cooma. meeting up with friends added to the day. It’s so embarrasing when you find it I enjoyed watching the young Doctors take the blood hard to hear conversations in a noisy pressure etc, of the many would be patients who lined up. room or you miss the doorbell or I admired the wood chopping event and was fascinated telephone. by how many show bags one child could carry! This is your opportunity for a free A big thank you to all the hard working volunteers. screening! (see you there!)


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Bombala Show set to finalise Monaro show round It is hard to believe that it is showtime again, with the months seeming to fly by. At least this year we are not in drought with the area looking the best it has for many years. Our show is being held on Saturday March 19 and is the last one to be held in our region for the year. This is your last chance to enjoy a show in our area, so come and join us. We have our usual features which include ring events for horses, wood chopping, yard dog trials, sheep and poultry judging and also the quick shear competition. The pavilion exhibits will again be a highlight of the show as well. These will include arts and crafts, fruit and vegetables, flowers,

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6.00 Rage. (PG) 11.00 Cooking The World. (G, CC) 12.00 Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage: The Gulf Of Corinth. (G, R, CC) 12.30 Australian Story. (R, CC) 1.00 Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) 1.30 Carbon Cops. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Movie: Fiddler On The Roof. (PG, 71, R, CC) 5.00 Bowls. Australian Open. Men’s triples final. From Darebin, Melbourne. 6.00 Can We Help? (CC) 6.30 Gardening Australia. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG, R, CC) 8.20 Announcement: The Coalition. (CC) 8.25 News Update. (CC) 8.30 Strike Back. (CC) Part 2 of 3. Following an attempt on President Robert Mugabe’s life, Porter is dispatched to Zimbabwe disguised as a diamond dealer to deal with claims of the British government’s involvement in the incident. However, the situation goes from bad to worse when he is arrested as a smuggler. 10.00 Graham Norton Show. (PG, R, CC) 10.50 Durham County. (M, R, CC) 11.40 Rage. (M)

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Rage. (G) Children’s Programs. Insiders. (CC) Inside Business. (CC) Offsiders. (CC) Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) Landline. (CC) Planet Earth: Ice Worlds. (G, R, CC) Crime And Punishment. (Final, PG, R) Swift. (G, R) Space Is Process. (PG, CC) When You Know. (G, CC) Re-Enchantment. (G, CC) Art Nation. (CC) Mr Bean. (G, R) Doctor Who. (PG, R, CC) Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. (G, CC) News. (CC) Human Planet. (New series, PG, CC) Announcement: Australian Labor Party. (CC) News Update. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (Return, M, CC) Compass: Clare Bowditch. (G, CC) Re-Enchantment: . (PG, CC) The Street. (M, R, CC) Mask And Memory. (PG, R, CC) Movie: The Human Factor. (M, 79, R) Late Programs.


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The Replacements. (G, R, CC) Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Castaway. (C, CC) DaVincibles. (C, CC) Zeke’s Pad. (C, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Clipsal 500. Raceday Xtra. V8 Utes and Aussie Racing Cars. Hosted by Matthew White, with commentary from Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Clipsal 500. Race 3. From Adelaide Street Circuit, South Australia. Hosted by Matthew White, with commentary from Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife. Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Movie: Bedtime Stories. (G, 08, CC) A hotel handyman’s life is thrown into chaos after the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew begin to come to life. Movie: Cast Away. (M, 00, R, CC) Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. The First 48: Silenced. (M, R) Home Shopping. (G)

Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) The Amazing Race. (PG, R, CC) True Beauty. (PG, R, CC) Minute To Win It. (PG, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Clipsal 500. Raceday Xtra. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Clipsal 500. Qualifying, Top 10 Shootout and Race 4. From Adelaide Street Circuit, South Australia. Hosted by Matthew White, with commentary from Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife. Drive-Thru Australia. (G) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) The Big One: Keneally V O’Farrell. Bones. (M, R, CC) Castle. (M, CC) Australia’s Greatest Athlete. (Final, PG, CC) The First 48: Thrown Away/Crimson Trail. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G) Dora The Explorer. (G) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G) Scooby-Doo. (G) Dennis & Gnasher. (C, R, CC) GASP! (C, CC) G2G: Got To Go. (C, R, CC) The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) Stormworld. (C, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, R, CC) Horse Racing. Sydney Carnival. Ladies Day. Featuring the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m). Fishing Australia. (G, R) News. (CC) Discover Downunder. (G) News. (CC) Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) Cricket. ICC World Cup. Australia v Pakistan. First Session. Cricket. ICC World Cup. Australia v Pakistan. Second Session. Danoz Direct. (G, R) Creflo A Dollar. (PG) Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (G, R)

Go, Diego! Go! (G) Dora The Explorer. (G) Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (G, CC) The NRL Sunday Footy Show. (G) The Sunday Roast. (PG) The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (PG, R) F Troop. (G, R) Wildfire. (PG) Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, R, CC) Rugby League. NRL. Round 2. Roosters v Eagles. From Sydney Football Stadium. News. (CC) Customs. (PG, CC) Send In The Dogs Australia. (PG, CC) 60 Minutes. (CC) The Mentalist. (M, CC) Harry’s Law. (M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) The Guardian. (M) Rugby League. Super League. Round 6. Giants v Warriors. From Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, England. WIN Presents. (PG, R) Spyforce. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Toasted TV. (G, CC) Me And My Monsters. (C, CC) Scope. (C, CC) H2O – Just Add Water. (C, R, CC) Hit List TV. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) The Hit (G) Movie: Two Brothers. (G, 04) Life Is Wild. (PG, R) Canine Angels. (G) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. Evening News. (CC) Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire. (93, PGal, R) Movie: The Day The Earth Stood Still. (08, CC) Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates. The US government tries to contain an alien and his giant robot companion when they arrive on Earth to deliver a dire warning to all of humanity. Movie: Lost In Translation. (PG, 03, R) Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi Zero Hour: The King Of Cocaine. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) It Is Written. (PG) Hour Of Power. (G)

Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) The Elephant Princess. (C, R, CC) Meet The Press. (CC) All 4 Adventures. (G) Oz Made. (G) Hit List TV. (PG) Go Forth And Multiply. (PG, R) Netball. Festival of Stars. Netball. ANZ C’ship. Round 6. Everybody Hates Chris. (PG, R) Places We Go. (G) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. (G) Evening News. (CC) The Bigges Loser Families. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, CC) Bondi Rescue. (PGln, CC) Hawaii Five-O. (Mv CC) NCIS: Los Angeles. (Mv, CC) NCIS: Los Angeles. (Mv, R, CC) To Be Advised Infomercials. (PG, R) Motorcycle Racing. 125cc. Race 1. Qatar Grand Prix. 4.15 Motorcycle Racing. Moto2. Race 1. Qatar Grand Prix. 5.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 1.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Django Reinhardt: Three-Fingered Lightning. 2.00 The Royal Ballet In Cuba. (G, R) 3.25 The Chopin Études. (G, R) 3.30 Views On Vermeer: 10 Short Stories. (G, R) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Prototype This! Backyard Waterslide Simulator. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Monster Moves: Million Dollar Mansions. (G, R, CC) 8.30 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. 9.20 RocKwiz. (Return, G, CC) Music quiz show, featuring singer Marcia Hines and singer-songwriter Ohad Rein, better known as Old Man River. Hosted by Julia Zemiro and adjudicated by Brian Nankervis. 10.05 Movie: Volver. (M, 06, R) 12.10 SOS. (MA15+) 1.15 Cannot Buy My Soul. (M, R, CC) 2.45 Drawn Together. (MA15+, R, CC) 3.15 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music.

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WeatherWatch & Music. Mandarin News Australia. (R, CC) WorldWatch. Maltese News. UEFA Europa League Highlights. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Match highlights. UEFA Champions League Magazine. Speedweek. Nerds FC. (PG, R, CC) Two Of Us. (PG, R, CC) Seeking Doctors. (PG, R, CC) Little Mosque On The Prairie. (PG, R, CC) Living Black. (CC) Cycling Central. Thalassa: Destination Somalia Pt 2. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) A History Of Scotland. (PG, R, CC) Dateline. (CC) Cutting Edge. (M, CC) Miniseries: The Accursed Kings – The Poisoned Crown. (M, 05, R) Movie: Jet Lag. (M, 02, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.





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6.00 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 1. Qatar Grand Prix. Continued. From Losail International Circuit, Qatar. 7.15 Toasted TV. (G, CC) 8.00 Totally Wild. (C, CC) 8.30 Wurrawhy. (P, CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 10.00 The Circle. (PG, CC) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG, CC) 1.00 The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG, CC) 3.30 Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. (G, CC) 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 6pm With George Negus. (CC) 6.30 Evening News. (CC) 7.00 The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) 7.30 Glee. (PG, CC) 8.30 House. (M, CC) 9.30 Good News Week. (M, CC) 10.30 6pm With George Negus. (R, CC) 11.00 News/Sports Tonight. (CC) 11.30 David Letterman. (PG) 12.30 Ally McBeal. (M, R) 1.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 4.00 Joyce Meyer. (PG) 4.30 Kenneth Copeland. (PG) 5.00 Religious Programs.

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Children’s Programs. Science Clips. (G, R, CC) Mexico. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Monarch Of The Glen. (G, R, CC) Cheese Slices. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. My Family. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC) Announcement: The Greens. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Wire In The Blood. (Final, M, R, CC) The Clinic. (M, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Bowls. Australian Open. Men’s triples final. Replay. From Darebin, Melbourne. To Be Advised. The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Patricia Cornwell: At Risk. (M, 10, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) Kid Detectives. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) Conviction Kitchen. (PG, CC) Facing hard work and strict parole requirements, the trainees begin to feel the pressure. Curley and Lisa tackle issues in the kitchen, from a spate of accidents to a unhelpful stubborn streak among the hopefuls. A restaurant critic is called in to do a secret review. Brothers & Sisters. (M, CC) My Shocking Story. (PG, R, CC) The First 48. (M) Parks And Recreation. (M, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (Return, P, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, CC) $#*! My Dad Says. (PG, CC) To Be Advised. To Be Advised. Crime Scene Investigation. (Mav, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, R) Super Rugby Extra Time. Rugby League. Super League. Round 6. Rhinos v St. From Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England. Homicide. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G, R) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)





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Children’s Programs. Behind The News. (G, CC) What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) Arrows Of Desire. (G, R, CC) Ace Day Jobs. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Time Team. (G, R, CC) Meerkat Manor. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. My Family. (G, R, CC) Dog Whisperer. (G, R, CC) Policy Launch: The Coalition. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) How Earth Made Us: Wind. (CC) QI. (M, CC) Phillipa Finch. (G, CC) Artscape. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Interview With A Poltergeist. (M, R) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Late Programs.

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion. (M, 97, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) Kid Detectives. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) The teams take part in a 30 minute cook-off with a twist, followed by a spectacular cooking showdown. Based on their performances, the judges will decide which of the hopefuls will face possible elimination on Wednesday. Winners & Losers. (M, CC) Premiere. Parenthood. (PG, CC) Cougar Town. (M, CC) The Kardashians. (M) 10 Years Younger. (PG) Mercy. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Jeremy, Richard and James let loose in the USA for a road trip up the east coast. 20 To 01. (Mls, CC) Kitchen Nightmares USA. (MA15+, CC) WIN News. (CC) 20/20. (CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Division 4. (M, R) Danoz Direct. (G, R) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Good Chef Bad Chef. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6pm With George Negus. (CC) Evening News. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. (PG, CC) NCIS. (Mv, CC). NCIS. (Mav, R, CC) 6pm With George Negus. (R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Ally McBeal. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Kenneth Copeland. (PG) James Robison. (PG) Benny Hinn. (PG)

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St Pat’s renovations receive a blessing cont’d from page 5 “It was visionary in terms of allowing the school and the Catholic Education System to manage the various projects.” “The cooperation between the architect, Garry Dutaillis; the project managers, Paintrite Constructions; the Catholic Education Office and the School was an integral and major role in the success of the project”. The Primary choir and the performance group played and sang the National Anthem, as well as entertained the guests whilst the facilities were being blessed. Father Paul Huthnance, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Principal Phil Stubbs toured the school and blessed all the new facilities. Many of the key people involved in the project were present for the occasion and should feel well satisfied with an efficient and relatively smooth project. “As far as St Patrick’s is concerned, the BER achieved its objective by providing essential school infrastructure, employing local contractors wherever possible and having a project that came in on time and significantly under budget,” Phil Stubbs said.

The new facilities included shade shelters on the Primary and Secondary campuses, a covered outdoor learning area on K-2 campus, refurbishment of the K-6 staffroom, refurbishment of the K-6 toilets. Refurbishments of the upstairs classrooms on K-2 campus, provision of a new storage area and toilets upstairs in the K-2 area, refurbishment of play equipment and grounds, landscaping, water harvesting on K-2 campus, replacement of aged infrastructure across K-6 such as water, sewerage, gas and electricity, and security fencing around the whole of the Primary campus. Phil Stubbs acknowledged all the funding from the Government saying “We are very grateful to the Federal Government for this initiative”. The facilities looked outstanding, providing much needed benefits for students and staff of St Patrick’s and creating a much safer, more enjoyable learning environment.

Riposte Lisa Ashurst Well here it is autumn again and I should be getting a bit antsy round about now because it’s the season that means winter is next and I should have started having palpitations at least a week ago, but I haven’t! So what’s happening to me? It could be that after nine years in this part of the country I’ve finally acclimatised but I don’t believe that for a minute. It could also be that I have had so much on my mind of late that I haven’t had time to have hysterics. That sounds about right actually. It seems to me that autumn has just crept up on me this year and while I subconsciously acknowledged it, I sort of forgot to throw myself on the floor and scream. But hey, I can fix that. It’s not too late for me to do the hand-toforehead thing and go down in a heap. I mean, I’ve had heaps of practice after all and have it down to a fine art but while it has a nice dramatic flair, it does nothing favourable about the weather which is now moving headlong into that downward spiral towards the worst season of the year. Winter! So why don’t I move, I hear you say. Well for several reasons, for the moment but that doesn’t mean it’s off the cards. On the other hand though, moving means packing up a complete house full of stuff and finding another house to put it in! This can be very daunting and memories of past moves make me shudder at the thought of doing another one, so, for the moment, I’m not going anywhere. Which brings me back to the fact that it’s now autumn and in about 10 weeks time it will be winter and I’ll be blue with cold and miserable again until September which right now seems such a long way away. At least it’s still reasonably pleasant at the moment so perhaps I should hold off the whining until I have something concrete to whine about. I might actually get some sympathy then but I’m not holding my breath. On the other hand though, it doesn’t hurt to start psyching myself up for it.



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Battle to halt Mintweed Recently, a local landholder brought to the attention of the Noxious Weed Management services an infestation of Mintweed in the area along Cooma Creek south of Cooma. Mintweed is not a declared noxious weed in the Cooma Monaro Shire, however, due to its invasive nature as well as being potentially toxic to livestock, the Noxious Weeds Committee has supported efforts to contain this incursion. Funding for containment has been met through Southern Rivers Catchment Authority and labour to be provided from local Landcare groups. Noxious Weed Management Services will coordinate a control program to contain and prevent mintweed spreading into the waterways and adjoining properties. There has been encouraging support from the surrounding A field day on dieback in Monaro eucalypts will be held this Friday at Dalgety. landholders in identifying and controlling this outbreak. If you suspect or have seen Mintweed in your area please contact Eucalypts are dying on the Monaro, not all of “We hope people will come along and give us The Noxious Weeds Department them, but in whole patches over slopes, by their local perspective so we can get a handle on phone 02 6455 1941. roadsides, in reserves and in paddocks. the extent of the problem”. Mintweed This dieback is not the result of any single The field day will be at the Dalgety Hall from Mintweed is an introduced species, factor, such as disease or dry spells, usually there 8:30am on March 18. are several effects working against a tree for If you would like to attend please contact Mark originating in South Eastern USA and Mexico and thought to have arrived years. The big question is “what can we do about Robertson on 6452 1455. with stock feed during the 1902 it?” drought. Peter Lette of “Foxglen” between Berridale and Dalgety knows first hand the effect that dieback has on his own farm. “Trees are dying steadily, often without replacements, and many that are alive look very sick,” explained Mr Lette. “This is not good for me as a farmer, but it’s also not good for the whole landscape. We need to figure out why this is happening and what we can do to try and prevent further tree losses.” A field day to be held in Dalgety on Friday March 18 will try and answer these questions. Snowy River Landcare group is currently running a research program on dieback with Neil Murdoch from the University of Sydney. Neil will be at the field day along with experts from Greening Australia to look at why the dieback is happening in our area and what steps we as locals can take to address the issue. “It’s important that locals take an interest in dieback as there are options we may be able to employ to reduce deterioration of our trees,” said Mr Lette.

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The NSW Farmers’ Association is seeking a commitment to bolster regional economies through the relocation of State Government departments. NSW Farmers’ Association President, Charles Armstrong says at least four head offices should be transferred, to regional NSW. “The population of Sydney is expected to swell by an additional 1.7 million people to 6 million by 2036,” Mr Armstrong said. “During that same time, regional NSW is only expected to grow by 550,000 people – less than a third of Sydney,” Mr Armstrong said. “We have an opportunity to even out the predicted imbalance through decentralisation,” Mr Armstrong said. The Association is proposing the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW, Rural Fire Service, the Land and Property Management Authority and Roads and Traffic Authority be relocated. “Moving any of these departments to regional cities would provide a complementary employment hub to agriculture in those areas,” Mr Armstrong said. The Association’s proposal coincides with the release of an Australian Farm Institute Report, backing decentralisation.


Wednesday March 16, 2011

Cooma Sheep & Lamb Sale Report Cooma Associated Agents sold 4500 X bred lambs and 6400 mutton and restocker sheep, yarded and sold to a full field of butchers and restockers. Heavy lambs fully firm sold to $190, most sales $170$183. Medium trade weights slightly easier, mostly quality related, selling from $133-$165. Restocking lambs were well supplied and fully firm, $96$130. Heavy mutton sold to $144, most sales $125-$132. Medium mutton firm, selling $100-$115. Light mutton $65-$90. Restocking M/ewes to $173 for 5 1/2 year old, most sales $150-$165. 1st X ewe lambs to $171. Young M/ewes to $161. M/ewe lambs unshorn to $116. The next cattle sale will be on March 17 and the next sheep sale will be on March 21. Lambs Stuart McPaul, BC, 21, $190; P & M Sands, LMK, 58, $183; Quartz Hill, BC, 29, $175.50; GJ Corey, LMK, 20, $171; Angle Partnership, ELD, 15, $166; N & H Johnston, MLP, 30, $164.50; J & C Buckley, ELD, 65, $164; R & J Huggett, LMK, 25, $171; TJ & PM Fitzgerald, LMK, 54, $168; H & J Dixon, MLP, 42, $162; RA & KI Reed, MLP, 80, $160; RA & KI Reed, MLP, 42, $157; J & C Buckley, ELD, 126, $152; Angle Partnership, ELD, 82, $148; R Bond, BC, 19, $138; M & N O’Neill, JM, 90, $149; C Lenon, JM, 39, $134; M & N O’Neill, JM, 81, $134; A Constance, BC, 25, $130. Store Crossbred Lambs Alan Oliver, ELD, 20, $142; CSC & RM Mackay, LMK, 97, $130; GG & PG Luton, LMK, 36, $127; TJ & SM Ingram, MLP, 27, $124;

Dominic Liegl, MLP, 19, $123; M & N O’Neill, JM, 53, $119; J & C Buckley, ELD, 6, $115.50; D McInnes, BC, 29, $115; C Lenon, JM, 13, $114. Wethers GM & S Tozer, LMK, 14, $144; J & C Buckley, ELD, 6, $130; Woodend Past Co, ELD, 5, $130; R Harris, BC, 9, $120; D McInnes, BC, 14, $120; Walker Phillips, MLP, 33, $120; RJ & LM Brown, LMK, 93, $126; PR Daley, MLP, 28, $105; DJ & PJ Ward, MLP, 3, $128. Ewes N & M Walters, MLP, 193, $121; C Lenon, JM, 34, $121; Quartz Hill, BC, 29, $120; Walker Phillips, MLP, 29, $119; TD Lewis, LMK, 15, $112; Shirley Trust, ELD, 143, $112; Bobbin & Coleman, JM, 38, $108; Boate & Ewart, LMK, 17, $109; DG Constance, ELD, 62, $104; D McInnes, BC, 34, $102. Store Sheep PA & CF Barry, ELD, 218 5 1/2 YO M/E Hazeldean Bld Aug Shn, $173; JW & MW Barry, ELD, 266 5 1/2 YO M/E


Hazeldean Bld Aug Shn, $162; D & S Baines, LMK, 100 M/E 5 1/2 YO July Shn, $163; LA & MC Weston, LMK, 88 M/E 5 1/2 YO Taradean Bld Aug Shn, $160; PR Daley, MLP, 40 M/E 2 1/2-4 1/2 YO Snowy Plain Bld Dec Shn, $160; I Davis, BC, 70 M/E 6 1/2 YO May Shn, $151; S & A Ingram, MLP, 113 M/E 1 1/2 YO Merryville Bld Nov Shn, $150; Sally Flat P/Ship, LMK, 56 M/E 1 1/2 YO Adina Bld Aug Shn, $161; JF Craze, JM, 129 M/E 5 1/2 YO Manawa Bld Sep Shn, $144.50; A Constance, BC, 24 1st X Ewe Lambs shorn, $135; JW & MW Barry, ELD, 168 1st X Ewe Lambs, $171.

49th ANNUAL CALF SALE THURSDAY, 14th APRIL 2011 COOMA SALEYARDS Entries are now being received for this Feature Monaro Sale. Elders at Adelong and Tumut will have their feature weaner sale the day before which will attract buyers for 2 days from far and wide. Call Rob or Tim for an on farm inspection. Please book early to allow for detailed advertising.

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Mainly Monaro exhibition An exhibition of new paintings by artist Ian evening view. Ian Henderson has described the new paintings as Henderson opens in Nimmitabel this Saturday.

The paintings will be on show at ‘Winterdown’, 46 Bombala Street, Nimmitabel from 11am–4pm on Saturday March 19, and Sunday March 20 and the exhibition will continue through each weekend to April 27. Ian Henderson’s paintings on this occasion are concerned with images of the Monaro. Whereas we are used to seeing landscapes that depict the expanse of the treeless plain, Ian’s new paintings give us glimpses of a more unusual Monaro. Through windows and netted curtains, we get a hint of Autumn, and landforms are revealed through shape and colour. Some paintings, such as ‘Monaro Gully’ show us the breadth of an autumn landscape, with the forms that define the spaces between trees, to the rolling landscape beyond. In other paintings, Ian extends the idea of the window, through which we can see landscape vistas— yet we are contained within, viewing the landscape as casual observers rather than as exterior explorers. One painting, ‘In the Afternoon’, shows a young magpie on the inside of a window, as if wanting to depart, but hindered by the glass. More topical paintings define the Nimmitabel area. The painting ‘An Evening at the Royal Arms’ gives us an unusual view of the famous Royal Arms Hotel as seen from behind, noting that rural life continues through this

part of his response to living on the Monaro, more specifically in Nimmitabel. “This is a great location for an artist, and I am continually fascinated by the wealth of birdlife that surrounds us.” Two semi-tame magpies visit ‘Winterdown’ virtually every day, so it is not surprising that they have now found their way into Ian’s new paintings.

Gully Gang at it again The Gully Gang, a group of local Pictured above, Vicky and artists, have held their second Margaret Haylock with Christine exhibition at The Raglan Gallery. Conlon. The exhibition opened on Saturday Below, Craig Mitchell, Peter Bohl afternoon. and Col Pilkington.

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POSITION VACANT Skitube Fitter Fixed Term Position Perisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skitube Alpine Railway system is a rack/cog railway of Swiss design and provides all weather access to the resort, travelling from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley and Blue Cow Mountain. It is one of the longest underground train tunnels in Australia and travels as deep as 550m underground. We are currently looking for a competent, self-motivated individual with trade qualifications preferably in Fitting / Plant Mechanics to fill a vacancy within our team for a Skitube Fitter. The role will assist in the maintenance and repair of rail vehicles including welding and fitting duties and will be based on a 6 month fixed term contract. Applicants with Electrical and other Mechanical qualifications will also be considered. The successful applicant will possess welding experience and preferably a minimum of three years experience in a railway environment. Attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work in a team environment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical review prior to commencing employment. Perisher provides an exceptional employee benefits package, including a seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass that incorporates Skitube travel, free Ski or Board Group Lessons, discounted hire equipment and discounts at our Perisher Food & Beverage and Retail outlets. We can assist with sourcing accommodation if required. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a dynamic organisation and gain valuable experience within our supportive team environment. To submit an application online go to Applications must be received by close of business Friday 25 March 2011. For any further enquires contact the Human Resources Department via email For information regarding our privacy policy visit


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Commencing at 10.30am To Be Held At Cooma Ex Services Club A Huge Range of Saddles, Rugs and associated Saddlery and Harness, Knives etc.

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Cooma North Public School P&C association 23/3/11 @ 7pm in staff room

Snowy Mountains Arts Council Inc. A.G.M. 7.30pm, Wednesday April 6, 2011 Café Royale - Hain Centre, Cooma Supper included

AGM Monaro Hard Court Tennis Association Match 29 - Cooma Ex-Services Club @ 7:30pm All welcome Future of competition tennis to be discussed.

Cooma Basketball Association 6:30pm Tuesday March 22 at the Cooma Ex-Services Club Robyn George - Secretary Claiming the date Cooma Lambie Street Pre-School will be holding their AGM on the 31st of March at 7pm. Light supper provided, all are welcome to attend.


Help a knick knack out. Give some linen a home. Margaret is moving to Yallambee Lodge and leaving her things behind. Saturday 19th March, 8am till 1pm at 27 Egan Street, Cooma. Come and find your new favourite items. They’ve been good to her, let them be good to you.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS OF THE BOARD TOURISM SNOWY MOUNTAINS Tourism Snowy Mountains Inc (TSM) represents the tourism industry in the Snowy Mountains Region that consists of the four shires of Cooma, Snowy River, Tumut, Tumbarumba and Kosciuszko National Park. The board has the responsibility for the strategic direction of TSM. The board seeks a motivated person with any industry or commercial development experience and a passion to grow tourism in the Snowy Mountains. The four year term of Director will commence at the 29 June 2011 TSM Board Meeting.

Key Role and Responsibilities:


CROSSWORD Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. Mouth finding little new in spicy curry (3-4) 5. Sympathy strike with the waterfront (7) 9. Turn tables over shaft, in examples of treachery (9) 10. Back harness-racer to go over it again (5) 11. Anti-salt treatment for land submerged by the ocean (8) 12. Derelict dies without brother finding remains (6) 14. Up for auction - or ready for demolition? (5,3,6) 18. Available without prescription if recovered from return attack (4,3,7) 20. Black headed blackguard with an Irish accent (6) 22. Reveller can get excited, within his credit limit (8) 25. Tear jerker featuring unknown actor (5) 26. Grub he cooked covered noise of the city (9) 27. Gorge oneself on grain, without ever making ... (7) 28. ... doctor enter notes, activity which puts one in an early grave (7)

Applications close Thursday 7th April 2011 For an application package please email TSM Carmen Phillips at


Jimmy Watkins

taken by Asbestos Cancer 18 March 2010 Death leaves a heartache no-one can heal, Love leaves a memory no-one can steal Love June Sandra Scott Penny and all his cherished Grandchildren


DOWN 1. Howard, for one, abandoned any Arab people (6) 2. Favourite uncle, a possible reason for a sulky fit (9) 3. Long for early closing and to be paid for one's service (5) 4. Roman driver and the race riot he provoked (10) 5 and 24-down. Throw butler out on the street in an old industrial area (4-4) 6. Scrawled on replica ceramic ... (9) 7. ... statuette, but left no mark! (5) 8. Ribbons break one's neck, and needlepoint ... (8) 13. ... taken by mouth in death trap may dishearten (10) 15. Get mad over turn out of followers (9) 16. West left out storm turbulence (9) 17. Dull keeping the middle brow under his hat (8) 19. Composer whose underwear is on Her Majesty's Service (6) 21. True love lost on the way-out (5) 23. Second class at the centre of riot, disorder and revolution (5) 24. See 5-down



Quick Clues ACROSS 1. Tiredness (7) 5. The islands of the Pacific (7) 9. Growing profusely (9) 10. Strongroom (5) 11. Most abundant element in the universe (8) 12. More proximate (6) 14. Annual portrait competition (9,5) 18. Cloth depicting the Norman Conquest (6,8) 20. Arch of the foot (6) 22. High heel (8) 25. Icehouse (5) 26. Ukrainian nuclear power station that exploded in 1986 (9) 27. Pickled cucumber (7) 28. Enigmatic or inexplicable event (7)


Wednesday March 16, 2011


1. Very dirty (6) 2. Stuffing and mounting animal skins (9) 3. Reclusive Swedish actress (5) 4. Aggravate, worsen (10) 5. Sworn pledge (4) 6. Coverings for letters (9) 7. Naming words (5) 8. American lawyer (8) 13. Current of air behind a moving vehicle (10) 15. Domestic duties (9) 16. Tetchy (9) 17. Ready to be of service, accommodating (8) 19. Tennis shot, at the net (6) 21. Ointment (5) 23. Golf course (5) 24. Religious symbol (4)


After 14 days from publication of this notice an application for Probate of the Will dated 6 July 1999 of JEFFREY ANTHONY ROBINSON late of Cooma, will be made by Steven Anthony Robinson. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon his Estate to Last and Maxwell, Solicitors, Barristers, Conveyancers and Notaries, 154-156 Sharp Street, COOMA NSW 2630, DX 5527 COOMA, Ph: 02 6452 3877.

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Wednesday March 16, 2011

Dalgety show 2011 – horse results

Supreme Champion Saddlehorse: Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Junior sporting events Bending Race Assisted: 1. Annabelle StottDespoja 2. Jessica Norris 3. Emerson Armstrong Flag Race Assisted: 1. Annabelle Stott-Despoja 2. Abby Douch 3. Emerson Armstrong Bending Race Under 13 Years: 1. Sami Rudd 2. Colby Evans 3. Lakisha Flag Race Under 13 Years: 1. Natale Meilis 2= Keeley White & Sami Rudd 3. Brittany Zollinger Bending Race 13 & Under 17 Years: 1. Bobby Nicholl 2. Taya Evans 3. Austin Riley Flag Race 13 & Under 17 Years: 1. Gemma Sewell 2. Bobby Nichol 3. Maegan McCraw Led Show Hunters 101. Led Small Hunter Pony n/e 12.2hh: 1. Charlie Brown, Drans; 2. Worana Serena, K Edwards; 3. Polker, A Anderson 102. Led Large Hunter Pony over 12.2hh & n/e 14hh: 1. Adeena, D Kelley; 2. Sienna Suede, J Kennedy; 3. Prince, S Lees 103. Led Hunter Galloway: 1. Ibn Aboul, T Hay; 2. Corndale Checkmate, K Otton; 3. Talara Alfa Umericic, L Stevens 104. Led Hunter Hack over 15hh & n/e 16hh: 1. Rimint Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 2. Rainbow, S Rudd; 3. Docs Tayas Tucker, T Evans 105. Led Hunter Hack over 16hh: 1. Le Trak, A Stoddard 106. Champion Led Hunter Hack : Ibn Aboul, T Hay Reserve Champion Led Hunter Hack : Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Open Led Galloways – over 14hh & n/e 15hh 108. Led Galloway Mare or Filly: 1. Shangrila Keeley, T Wallace; 2. Linden Aucante, S Gibb; 3. Amber, A Riley 109. Led Galloway Gelding: 1. Lavuka Jackpot, N Whitby; 2. Bamburgh Countryman, M Kelley; 3. Bamburgh Composer, S Cassilles 110. Champion Led Galloway: Lavuka Jackpot, N Whitby Reserve Champion Led Galloway: Bamburgh Countryman, M Kelley Open Led Hacks - over 15hh 112. Led Hack Mare or Filly: 1. Fire ‘n Ice, S Slater; 2. Pixie Bell, A Tarlington 113. Led Hack Gelding: 1. Pacific Plaza, N Fleming; 2. Lets Talk, B Smith; 3. Vision Park Aces, H Sugerman 114. Champion Led Hack: Fire ‘n Ice, S Slater Reserve Champion Led Hack: Pacific Plaza, N Fleming 115. Led Colt or Stallion: 1. Snowy Xanthos, R Crispin 116. Led Mare or Filly: 1. Winfield Grettings, M Whitby; 2. Pippi, J Clarke; 3. Zig, L Stevens 117. Led Gelding: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Sanlirra Jackpot, R Rutter; 3. Jag, K Durrant-Curtis 118. Champion Led Pony: Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch Reserve Champion Led Pony: Winfield Greetings, M Whitby Junior Riding Classes 119. Rider under 7 years assisted: 1. Annabelle Stott-Despoja, Bell; 2. Emerson Armstrong, Buddy; 3. Jessica Norris, Chester 120. Rider under 7 years unassisted: 1. Jack Crispin, Zig; 2. Abby Douch, Blueberry; 3. Lily Velleba, Pinkie 121. Rider 7 & under 9 years: 1. Jess Clarke, Bamborough Joanna 122. Rider 9 & under 11 years : 1. Lucy Evans, Charlie Brown; 2. Brianna Arnold, Legend; 3=. Tyra Gibson, Bumblebee & Maddison Kirshner, Portrait 123. Champion Junior Rider Under 11 Years (sponsored by Gwyn Turton): Lucy Evans, Charlie Brown Reserve Champion Junior Rider Under 11 Years: Brianne Arnold, Legend 124. Rider 11 & Under 13 Years: 1. Katie O’Neil, Dunell Royal Salute; 2. Taelar Williams, Lawlington Park; 3. Samantha Rudd, Rainbow Rendition 125. Rider 13 & Under 15 Years: 1. Lauren Wheeler, SM Delight; 2. Abbey Tarlington, Pixie Bell; 3. Katie Galliano, Annihilate 126. Rider 15 & Under 17 Years: 1. Taelar Williams, Rimini Park Tytooshka; 2. Danielle Kelley, Bamborough Countryman; 3=. Darren Henshaw, Oakvale Columbine & Alexandra Poulous, Undergraduate 127. Champion Rider 11 Years & Under 17 Years (sponsored by Gwyn Turton): Taelar Williams, Rimini Park Tytooshka Reserve Champion Rider 11 Years & Under 17 Years: Katie O’Neil, Dunell Royal Salute Ridden Show Hunter Ponies

128. Novice Show Hunter Pony n/e 14hh: 1. Zig, L Stevens; 2. Captain Moonlight, N Mells; 3. Biscuit, B Zollinger 129. Show Hunter Pony n/e 12hh: 1. Bumblebee, T Gibson 130. Show Hunter Pony over 12hh and n/e 13hh: 1. Charlie Brown, L Evans; 2. Zig, L Stevens; 3=. Zoey, M Riphagen & Polka, A Anderson 131. Show Hunter Pony over 13hh and n/e 14hh: 1. Adeena, D Kelley; 2. Prince, S Lees; 3. Biscuit, B Zollinger 132. Champion Show Hunter Pony: Adeena, D Kelley Reserve Champion Show Hunter Pony: Zig, L Stevens 133. Novice Show Hunter Galloway over 14hh & n/e 15hh: 1. Bacardi, G Walters; 2. Bamborough Memphis, S Cassilis; 3. Talara Alpha Limerick, L Stevens 134. Show Hunter Galloway over 14hh & n/e 14.2hh: 1. Ibn Aboul, T Hay; 2. Bamborough Memphis, S Cassilis; 3. Coco, K White 135. Show Hunter Galloway over 14.2hh & n/e15hh: 1. Corndale Checkmate, K Otton; 2. Bacardi, G Walters; 3. Of Expectation, D Kelley 136. Champion Show Hunter Galloway: Ibn Aboul, T Hay Reserve Champion Show Hunter Galloway: Corndale Checkmate, K Otton 137. Novice Show Hunter Hack over 15hh: 1. Finding Nemo, H Sugerman; 2. KL Profit, R Ellis; 3=. Le Trak, A Stoddard & Rainbow, S Rudd 138. Show Hunter Hack over 15hh & n/e 15.2hh: 1. Willari, I Povey; 2. Fiasco, K Rollason 139. Show Hunter Hack over 15.2hh & n/ e16hh: 1. Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 2. Finding Nemo, H Sugerman; 3=. KL Profit, R Ellis & Undergraduate, A Poulos 140. Show Hunter Hack over 16hh: 1. True Calling, T Wilson; 2. Annihilate, K Galeano; 3. Le Trak, A Stoddard 141. Champion Show Hunter Hack: Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Reserve Champion Hunter Hack: Finding Nemo, H Sugerman 142. Novice Pony Hack n/e 14hh: 1. Bimbadden Mister Arrogance, K Walker; 2. Slim Dusty, M McCraw; 3=. Blakes Heaven Mystic, C Cooper & Polka, A Anderson 144. Open Pony Hack over 12hh & n/e 13hh: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Winfield Greetings, N Whitby; 3. Bamborough Joanna, J Clarke 145. Open Pony Hack over 13hh & n/e 14hh: 1. Sanlirra Jackpot, R Rutter 146. Champion Pony Hack: Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch Reserve Champion Pony Hack: Sanlirra Jackpot, R Rutter Ridden Galloway Hacks 147. Novice Galloway Hack over 14hh & n/e 15hh: 1. Linden Charlie Brown, A Gibb; 2. Linden Ali Cante, S Gibb; 3. Legend, B Arnold 148. Open Galloway Hack over 14hh & n/e 14.2hh: 1. Marena Marmalade Magic, N Fleming; 2. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 3. Oakvale Columbine, D Henshaw 149. Open Galloway Hack over 14.2hh & n/e 15hh: 1. Dunelm Royal Salute, K O’Neill: 2. Bamborough Countryman, D Kelley; 3. Bamborough Composer, S Cassillis 150. Champion Galloway Hack: Dunelm Royal Salute, K O’Neill Reserve Champion Galloway Hack: Marena Marmalade Magic, N Fleming 151. Novice Hack over 15hh: 1. Vision Park Aces, H Sugerman 152. Open Hack over 15hh & n/e 15.2hh: 1. Lets Talk, Llyn Smith; 2. SM Delight, Lauren Wheeler; 3. Pixiebell, Abbey Tarlington 153. Open Hack over 15.2hh & n/e 16hh: 1. Pacific Plaza, N Fleming; 2. Vision Park Aces, H Sugerman 154. Open Hack over 16hh: 1. Xaarmabeel, T Wilson; 2. Fire N Ice, S Slater; 3. Zambesi, R Keegan 155. Champion Hack (sponsored by Buckley’s Rural Services): Xaarmabeel, T Wilson Reserve Champion Hack: Lets Talk, L Smith Senior Riding Classes 156. Rider 17 years & under 21 years: 1. Troy Wilson, Xaarmabeel; 2. Zoe Lynch, Corban Park Ash; 3. Roxy Rutter, Silkwood Rhymes 157. Rider 21 years & under 35 years: 1. Anne Marie Stoddard, Le Trak; 2. Rhiannon Ellis, KL Profit; 3. Kelly Walker, Bimbadeen Mr Arrogance 158. Rider 35 years & over: 1. Rhonda Keegan, Zambesi: 2. Raymond Beech, Lyndon Alicanti: 3. Michelle Tomasi, Finding Nemo 159. Champion Rider Over 17 Years: Troy

Wilson, Xaarmabeel Reserve Champion Rider Over 17 Years: Rhonda Keegan, Zambesi Fancy Dress 160. Fancy Dress Horse & Rider Under 17 Years (sponsored by South East Rural Supplies): 1. Abby Douch, Blueberry; 2. Sasha Lees, Prince Teams of Four Riders 161. Teams of Four Riders Under 17 Years (Charles Smith Memorial Trophy): 1. Austin Riley, Naomi Gillett, Maegan McCraw, Chaeli Cooper Led Registered ANSA 201. Led ANSA Exhibit over 14hh & n/e 15.2hh: 1. Dunelm Royal Salute, K O’Neil; 2. Lavuka Jackpot, N Whitby 202. Led ANSA Exhibit over 15.2hh: 1. Fire ‘n Ice, S Slater; 2. Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 3. Vision Park Aces, H Sugerman 203. Champion Led ANSO Exhibit: Fire ‘n Ice, S Slater Reserve Champion Led ANSO Exhibit: Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Led Registered Pony Breeds 204. Aust. Pony Stud Book Pony (APSB) not exceeding 14hh: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Winfield Greetings, M Whitby; 3. Koorana Copyright, C Edwards 205. Aust. Saddle Pony Assoc. Pony (ASPA) not exceeding 14.2hh: 1. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 2. Sienna Suede, J Kennedy; 3. Woranora Serena, C Edwards 206. Led Riding Pony Stud Book Pony(RPSB) not exceeding 14.2hh: 1. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 2. Koorana Copyright, C Edwards; 3. Sanlirra Jackpot, R Rutter 206A. Led Riding Pony Stud Book Pony Stallion: 1. Snowy Xanthos, R Crispin 207. Led Purebred Welsh Pony: 1. Woranora Serena, C Edwards; 2. Winfield Greetings, M Whitby; 3. Pippy, J Clarke 208. Led Partbred Welsh Pony: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Sienna Suede, J Kennedy; 3. Koorana Copyright, C Edwards 209. Champion Led All Breed Pony: Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch Reserve Champion Led All Breed Pony: Woranora Serena, C Edwards Led Registered Australian Stock Horses 211. Led ASH Filly or Mare: 1. Jade Danae, K Mower; 2. Hyrola Chequers, S Mower 212. Led ASH Gelding: 1. Ibn Abdul, T Hay; 2. Finding Nemo, M Tomasi; 3. Legend, B Arnold 213. Champion Led ASH Exhibit: Ibn Abdul, T Hay Reserve Champion Led ASH Exhibit: Jade Danae, K Mower Led Registered All Arabian Bred 215. Led Gelding: 1. Corndale Checkmate, K Otton; 2. Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 3. Djeli, A Kiemel 217. Champion Led Arabian Bred Exhibit (sponsored by Danny & Karen Warner): Corndale Checkmate, K Otton Reserve Champion Led Arabian Bred Exhibit: Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Ridden Registered ANSA 218. Ridden ANSA Exhibit over 14hh and n/e 15.2hh: 1. Fiasco, K&M Rollason; 2. Wilari, I Povey; 3. SM Delight, L Wheeler 219. Ridden ANSA Exhibit over 15.2hh: 1. Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 2. Undergraduate, A Poulos; 3. Annihilate, H Galeano 220. Champion Ridden ANSA Exhibit: Fiasco, K&M Rollason Reserve Champion Ridden ANSA Exhibit: Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Ridden Registered Pony Breeds 221. Aust. Pony Stud Book Pony (APSB) not exceeding 14hh: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Sanlirra Jackpot, R Rutter; 3. Zig, L Stevens 222. Aust. Saddle Pony Assoc. Pony (ASPA) not exceeding 14.2hh: 1. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 2. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 3. Jag, M Durrant-Curtis 223. Ridden Riding Pony Stud Book Pony(RPSB) ne 14.2hh: 1. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 2. Marena Marmelade Magic, N Fleming; 3. Winfield Greetings, N Whitby 224. Ridden Purebred Welsh Pony: 1. Pippy, J Clarke 225. Ridden Partbred Welsh Pony: 1. Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch; 2. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 3. Winfield Greetings, N Whitby 226. Champion Ridden All Breed Pony: Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson Reserve Champion Ridden All Breed Pony: Corvan Park Ash, Z Lynch 228. Ridden ASH Hack Mare: Jade Danae, K Mower; 2. Hyrola Chequers, S Mower


229. Ridden ASH Hack Gelding: 1. Ibn Abdul, T Hay; 2. Finding Nemo, M Tomasi; 3. Wilari, I Povey 230. Champion ASH Hack: 1. Ibn Abdul, T Hay Reserve Champion ASH Hack: Finding Nemo, M Tomasi 232. Open Ridden Working ASH Mare: 1. Hyrola Chequers, S Mower; 2. Jade Danae, K Mower 233. Open Ridden Working ASH Gelding: 1. Jack, B Nicholl; 2. Finding Nemo, M Tomasi 234. Champion Working ASH: Hyrola Chequers, S Mower Reserve Champion Working ASH: Jack, B Nicholl Ridden Registered All Arabian Bred 236. Ridden Arabian Bred Mare: 1. Linden Alicante, S Gibb 237. Ridden Arabian Bred Gelding: 1. Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams; 2. Ghost, C Buckley; 3. Marena Marmalade Magic, N Fleming 238. Champion Ridden Arabian Exhibit (sponsored by Danny & Karen Warner): Rimini Park Tytooshka, T Williams Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Exhibit: Ghost, Clare Buckley 239. Novice Show Hunter Pony n/e 14hh: 1. Captain Moonlight, N Melis; 2. Biscuit, B Zollinger 242. Show Hunter Pony over 13hh and n/e 14hh: 1. Rosie, M Durrant-Curtis; 2. Biscuit, B Zollinger; 3. Captain Moonlight, N Melis; 4. Portrait, M Kischner 243. Champion Show Hunter Pony: Rosie, M Durrant-Curtis Reserve Champion Show Hunter Pony : Captain Moonlight, N Mellis 244. Novice Show Hunter Galloway over 14hh & n/e 15hh: 1. TT Jagman, A Mifsud; 2. Coco, K White; 3. Bubbles, L Hessenberger; 4. Ashah, T Hessenberger 245. Show Hunter Galloway over 14hh & n/e 14.2hh: 1. Coco, K White; 2. TT Jagmen, T Mifsud; 3. Chilli, N Sillett 246. Show Hunter Galloway over 14.2hh and n/e 15hh: 1. Hyrola Chequers, S Mower; 2. Of Expectation, D Kelley 247. Champion Show Hunter Galloway: Hyrola Chequers, S Mower Reserve Champion Show Hunter Galloway: Of Expectation, D Kelley 248. Novice Show Hunter Hack over 15hh: 1. KL Profit, R Ellis; 2. Le Trak, A Stoddard; 3. Rainbow, S Rudd 249. Show Hunter Hack over 15hh and n/e 15.2hh: Fiasco, K&M Rollason 250. Show Hunter Hack over 15.2hh and n/e 16hh: 1. Undergraduate, A Poulos; 2. KL Profit, R Ellis; 3. Rainbow, S Rudd 251. Show Hunter Hack over 16hh: 1. Annihilate, H Galleano; 2. Le Trak, A Stoddard; 3. Mannie, E Caldwell 252. Champion Show Hunter Hack: Fiasco, K&M Rollason Reserve Champion Hunter Hack: Annihilate, H Galleano 253. Novice Pony Hack n/e 14hh: 1. Blakes Heaven Mystic, C Cooper 255. Open Pony Hack over 12hh & n/e 13hh: 1. Bimbadeen Mr Arrogance, K Walker; 2. Polka, A Anderson 256. Open Pony Hack over 13hh & n/e 14hh: 1. Jag, M Durrant-Curtis 257. Champion Pony Hack: Jag, M DurrantCurtis Reserve Champion Pony Hack: Bimbadeen Mr Arrogance, K Walker 258. Novice Galloway Hack over 14hh & n/e 15hh: 1. Legend, B Arnold; 2. Linden Alicante, S Gibb; 3. Ohmsidium Edeprisc, S Emerson; 4. Chilli, N Sillett 259. Open Galloway Hack over 14hh & n/e 14.2hh: 1. Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson; 2. Shangrila Keeley, T Wallace; 3. Oakvale Columbine, D Henshaw 260. Open Galloway Hack over 14.2hh & n/e 15hh: 1. Bomborough Composer, S Cassilles; 2. Ghost, C Buckley; 3. Bomborough Countryman, D Kelley 261. Champion Galloway Hack: Lawlington Park Rendition, T Wilson Reserve Champion Galloway Hack: Bamborough Composer, S Cassilles 263. Open Hack over 15hh & n/e 15.2hh: 1. SM Delight, L Wheeler; 2. Pixiebelle, A Tarlington 265. Open Hack over 16hh: 1. Fire N Ice, S Slater; 2. Zambesi, R Keegan 266. Champion Hack (sponsored by Buckley’s Rural Services): Fire N Ice, S Slater Reserve Champion Hack: SM Delight, L Wheeler



Cooma show poultry results


FRIZZLE Female – 1 AUSTRALORP AC Female - 1 John Lawlis 2 Brad Ford 2 Brad Ford 3 Brad Ford John Lawlis BELGIAN AV Male – SUSSEX AC Male - 1 1 Tim Wassink 2 Tim Mandy Thurling Wassink BELGIAN AV Female SUSSEX AC Female - 1 Mandy Thurling 2 -1 Tim Wassink 2 Tim Mandy Thurling 3 Michelle Wassink 3 Tim Wassink Bowry SEABRIGHT AC Male BARNEVELDER AC –1 Lansdown Park Male – 1 Bellevue Park BARNEVELDER AC Female –1 Bellevue Park SEABRIGHT AC Female LANGSHAN Black Male – 1 Poddy Hut 2 Poddy – 1 Lansdown Park 2 Lansdown Park Hut LANGSHAN Black Female AOV SOFTFEATHER –1 Poddy Hut 2 Wayne Female – 1 Wayne Galli Galli 3 Wayne Galli HARDFEATHER LANGSHAN AOC Female – 1 Bellevue Park BANTAM OEG Red / Black Male 2 Bellevue Park – 1 Craig Constance OEG Duckwing Male – WYANDOTTE AC Female -1 Greg Harmer 2 1 Lansdown Park OEG Duckwing Female Greg Harmer WYANDOTTE Laced – 1 Lansdown Park Female – 1 Don Watt 2 WATERFOWL Don Watt 3 Marg Denley MUSCOVY AC Duck – SILKIE White Male – 1 1 Christine Parkes Lansdown Park INDIAN RUNNER Drake SILKIE White Female – – 1 Brad Ford 1 Lansdown Park INDIAN RUNNER Duck SILKIE AOC Male - 1 – 1 Brad Ford 2 Brad Tim Wassink 2 Lansdown Ford 3 Brad Ford Park 3 Tim Wassink SILKIE AOC Female – 1 JUNIOR SECTION Tim Wassink 2 Lansdown SILKIE AC Male – 1 Ben Park 3 Lansdown Park Thurling 2 Ben Thurling 3 AOV SOFTFEATHER Ben Thurling Male – 1 Elizabeth SILKIE AC Female – 1 Graham 2 Bellevue Park Ben Thurling Heather Rintoul 3 Heather Rintoul AOV SOFTFEATHER SOFTFEATHER AOV Female – 1 Poddy Hut Large Female – 1 Ben Lynch 2 Ben Lynch PEKIN AC Male – 1 BREEDING PAIRS Heather Rintoul 2 Heather BREEDING Pairs Rintoul SOFTFEATHER AV [large] PEKIN AC Female – 1 –1 Jack Barnes Heather Rintoul 2 Heather BREEDING Pairs Rintoul 3 Heather Rintoul SOFTFEATHER AV WYANDOTTE Bantam [bantam] – 1 Wayne Galli AC Female – 1 Thomas 2 John Lawlis 3 Tim Fletcher 2 Thomas Wassink Fletcher BREEDING Pairs SOFTFEATHER AV HARDFEATHER [large] – Bantam Female – 1 1 Jack Barnes Heather Rintoul 2 Heather BREEDING Pairs Rintoul HARDFEATHER [ bantam] – Jack Barnes We also wish to ‘thank’ S O F T F E A T H E R all our sponsors BANTAM AUSTRALORP AC Male CRT COOMA RURAL – 1 Wayne Galli 2 Wayne VELLA STOCK FEEDS Galli 3 John Lawlis ELDERS INSURANCE RNCAS – CANBERRA AUSTRALORP AC MONARO WOOL Female – 1 Wayne Galli 2 Wayne Galli 3 John SERVICES BELLEVUE PARK Lawlis LANGSHAN Black Male POULTRY COLOCK POULTRY - 1 Wayne Galli 2 John LANSDOWN PARK Lawlis LANGSHAN Black POULTRY JANETTE LANGWILL Female – 1 John Lawlis 2 Poddy Hut 3 Poddy Hut LANGSHAN AC Female – 1 Wayne Galli LEGHORN AC Male – 1 Wayne Galli LEGHORN AC Female – 1 Wayne Galli

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Cooma cattle section results (Competition run as Interbreed) 1. Female Under 12 Mths 1. Ferndale Florence (Ferndale Lincoln Reds) 2. Ferndale Fleur (Ferndale Lincoln Reds) 2. Female 12 Mths & Under 16 Mths 1. Snow Gums Dot (Snow Gums Murray Greys) 3. Female 16 Mths & Under 20 Mths 1. Boonooka Park Jackie (Bennooka Park Murray Greys) 2. Snow Gums Lizy (Snow Gums Murray Greys) Junior Champion Female: Ferndale Florence (Ferndale Lincoln Reds) Reserve Junior Champion Female: Snow Gums Dot (Snow Gums Murray Greys) 4. Female 20 Mths & Under 24 Mths 1. Gunyah Novelty E110 (Gunyah Herefords) 5. Female 24 Mths & Under 30 Mths No Entries 6. Female Over 30 Mths 1. Rosskin Wanda D38 (Rosskin Angus) 2. Gunyah Loyal C307 (Gunyah Herefords) 3. Nungar Plains Pretty (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) 4. Nungar Plains Peaches (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) Senior Champion Female : Rosskin Wanda D38 (Rosskin Angus) Reserve Senior Champion Female: Gunyah Novelty E110 (Gunyah Herefords) Grand Champion Female of Show: Rosskin Wanda D38 (Rosskin Angus) 7. Bull Under 12 Mths 1. Boonooka Park Roger (Bennooka Park Murray Greys) 2. Nungar Plains Raphael (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) 3. Nungar Plains Leonardo (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) 8. Bull 12 Mths & Under 16 Mths 1.Boonooka Park Errol (Bennooka Park Murray Greys) 2.Gunyah Xcalibur (Gunyah

Herefords) 9. Bull 16 Mths & Under 20 Mths 1. The Laurels Echo E72 (The Laurels Angus’ Braidwood) 2. Gunyah Winchester (Gunyah Herefords) 3. Rosskin Shift E03 (Rosskin Angus) 4. Viewfield Edinburgh (K.E.McCallum Viewfield Herefords Crookwell) Junior Champion Bull: The Laurels Echo E72 (The Laurels Angus, Braidwood)

2. Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis Sires Progeny Group. No Entries Breeders Group. 1. Gunyah Herefords 2. Rosskin Angus 3. Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis Champion Cow And Calf. 1. Rosskin Wanda D38 (Rosskin Angus) 2 . Gunyah

Reserve Junior Champion B u l l : G u n y a h Winchester (Gunyah Herefords) 10. Bull 20 Mths & Under 24 Mths No Entries. 11. Bull 24 Mths & Under 30 Mths 1. Gunyah Valour D373 (Gunyah Herefords) 12. Bull Over 30 Mths 1. Nungar Plains Bandit (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) Senior Champion Bull: Nungar Plains Bandit (Nungar Plains Santa Gertrudis) Reserve Senior Champion Bull: Gunyah Valour D373 (Gunyah Herefords) Grand Champion Bull of Show: The Laurels Echo E72 (The Laurels Angus Braidwood) Supreme Champion Exhibit: The Laurels Echo E72 (The Laurels Angus Braidwood) Pair of Females (Under 2yrs) 1. Ferndale Lincoln Reds 2. Bennooka Park Murray Greys Pair of Bulls (Under 2yrs) 1. Bennooka Park Murray Greys

L o y a l C 3 0 7 ( G u n y a h Herefords) Most Succesful Exhibitor Stud Cattle Section: 1.Bennooka Murray Greys 2.Gunyah Herefords 3.Rosskin Angus Hoof & Hook- Steers Class 1 300kg-350kg 1. W. Schofield 2. Montreal P/S Class 2 351kg- 400kg 1. Gunyah Herefords 2. WHP & AR Charles 3. Monteal P/S Class 3 400kg-500kg 1.Gunyah Herefords 2.Montreal Past Co 3.R& D Roach. Champion Steer on Hoof: Gunyah Herefords Reserve Champion Steer On Hoof. W. Schofield Hereford Trophies(Awarded to Highest Placed Hereford or Poll Hereford) Wesfarmers Perpetual TrophyJunior Champion Hereford/ Poll Hereford Bull:- Gunyah Winchester (Gunyah Herefords)

Pictured above, Gunyah Stud won the breeders group class. Inset: Nungar Plains Bandit.

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Season finishes tomorrow Cooma Athletes are running out of time to post their personal best on our track as the season comes to sudden stop on March 17, just before the ACT State Championships on March 19 and 20. Going by the results of the last two competition nights, each athlete should be at their peek and outstanding performances should be the norm. In the two weeks just gone we had 159 personal best performances over a wide range of events. The number in brackets is their total for the season. U/6 athletes chalked up 44 improvements with Clara Thornton (18) and Maggie Johnson (13) picking up six apiece for the girls. There was an avalanche of boys with personal bests they included Jacob Suthern (23), Jonah Perea (22) and Thomas King (19) all with six improvements, plus Azach Morgan 5 (13) and Luke Fely 4 (12). For the U/7 Doran Morgan (19) tops the bill with eight improvements, then four athletes on four improvements: Jesse Lunt (9), Lucy Thornton (18), Tyla Marshall (11) and Tyrone Morgan (12). Only one athlete in both the U/8 and U/9 tallied with four improvements each, U/8 Jack Johnson (13) and Chelsea Lunt (18). U/10 Will Pendergast (11), U/12 Molly Adams (12), Adele Marshall (14) and Jordan Louis (29) all attained four Improvement and

Kate Downie (9). Top performances Jordan Louis (U/12) posted three outstanding performances on the 24th all within 10 percent of the centre records. His 400m time of 1:13.57 sec is 7 sec behind the record. Leaping out to 4.20m in the long jump, just 30cm off the record. His third was at the discus coming with in two metres of the record with 28.30m. Liam Rankin is at striking distance to claim the U/11 triple jump record after his great showing the other night when he combined all three aspects of the jump together giving him nearly a perfect performance in reaching 8.09m. Just 70cm shy of the record. The U/10 boys long jump was the event of the night with three athletes only cm away from the record. The night belongs to Dayton Corby 3.97m then Will Pendergast 3.84m and Jesse Williams 3.75m. The high jump was another high light with Jesse Williams clearing 1.20m and just one clearance behind was Will Pendergast at 1.15m. U/8 Boys 60m hurdle was Jordan Davis within one percent of the record as he skimmed over hurdles to log up his best time for the season of 12.39 sec 1/10 of a second off record. He was closely followed by Hugo Steiner in 13.03 sec. See you all at our last competition night this Thursday.

Mud Marlin (Carp Fishing) competition at Numeralla Numeralla and District Landcare Association are hosting the seventh annual Mud Marlin (Carp Fishing) Competition on the weekend of March 19-20. Everyone is welcome to participate in this annual event and assist with the removal of these aquatic pests from the Numeralla, Badja and Kybeyan Rivers. You can be in the running for great prizes with all age categories catered for. Participants are required to register for the competition by gold coin donation between 9am and 10am on Saturday March 19 at the Numeralla Fire shed, with weigh in and barbecue at 3-4pm on

Sunday March 20. Fish will not be entered into the competition after 4pm. Lucky door and secret weight prizes are on offer for all participants, so bring the kids and enjoy the weekend. Participants are reminded to seek approval to gain access over private land and all fishers over the age of 18 years must by law carry a current NSW Fishing License. Due to the recent stocking of Murray Cod and Golden Perch fingerlings in the rivers around the Numeralla village, anyone capturing a stocked fish is requested to take photos if possible, release the fish and report the capture to event organiser, Brett Jones on 6453 3180.

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Stallions’ sponsors night

Cooma Stallions Rugby League Club held its annual sponsors night at Cooma Ex-Services Club last Saturday. Pictured Louie Elia from the Cooma Hotel draws his player from the barrel, assisted by Stallions’ president Craig Schofield. The Stallions’ season begins in April.

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The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival Where Legends Ride By Marilyn Hill



Wednesday March 16, 2011

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The spirit of the bush comes together in the high country of Corryong. The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival covers four days from March 31 to April 4, 2011 attracting people from all over Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand to celebrate taditional high country, bush culture and the imagery created by AB “Banjo Patterson’s “The Man From Snowy River” poem. This year a special highlight of the festival will be Lee Kernaghan with Guests Marcus Meier, Amanda Lawrence, and McAlister Kemp in the “Pubs, Clubs & Carparks Concert” held on Saturday night at the recreation reserve. Four days packed with entertainment and fun for all ages with a variety of events that is sure to please everyone. The re-enactment of AB Patterson’s (Man from Snowy River Poem) is a must see, held on the outskirts of the town, with entertainment before the reenactment. A remembrance service at The Man From Snowy River Museum to commemorate Jack Riley, along with the history of the area and great memorabilia. Geoffrey Graham “The Man From Iron Bark” is always a favourite with his renditions of Banjo’s poetry. An art and photography exhibition with artists from across Australia celebrating “The Bush” and Australiana in various forms. Bush poetry competition and the bush poets breakfast great entertainment for all the family. The Australian lighthorse demonstrations of daring techniques of the Skill at Arms.

Buskers will again be strutting their stuff at buskers corner, Attree Centre and various venues round town. Balloon artistry and facepainting for kids. The pony pantomime Show. The orange blossom band performing their mix of bluegrass and roots music. Aussie bush idol competition. The ute muster, and the Corryong boot scooters will be apart of the community concert. Traditional Aboriginal fine art and rope making demonstrations. Animal wranglers with their ridiculously funny animal troup entertaining for adults and kids alike. Trade stalls and demonstrations and your weekend wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through the craft markets. The Man From Snowy River challenge is now in its 16th year and offers both national and international horsemen and women a unique opportunity to battle it out showing horsemanship in, packhorse, shoeing, whip crack, bareback obstacle, stock handling, cross country, and the breath taking final of the wild brumby catch and buck jump. Other action packed events this year are the akubra campdraft, team penning, and the herron Todd White invitational rodeo, with barrel races, bull riding and saddlebronc. Come and enjoy the community atmosphere and great entertainment, all in all a great four days not to be missed. Further information can be found on the festival website www. or by calling (02) 6076 1992.


Wednesday March 16, 2011

Scorching scores and a hole in one Cooma Golf by Garry Atkinson With the golf course in excellent condition, a major NSW qualifying event, pennant matches galore and a Wednesday afternoon ambrose competition, players have been treated to a great week of golf. Definitely the highlight of Cooma golf this week has been the great scores in the NSW 4BBB qualifying event on Saturday March 12 and a hole in one by visiting golfer Bruce Ironside from RMC on Sunday. Playing in the B Grade Reserve Pennant match against Graeme Russell (who ended up winning 4/3) Bruce holed out on the difficult 9th hole. Ironside completed his match and then celebrated by shouting the bar at the 19th hole. Every member present was certainly very pleased Bruce hit his wonderful ace. On Saturday the winners of the NSW 4BBB qualifying event were Roy Hankinson and Jim Darley with a wonderful score of 52 stableford points – that’s 52 points. Runners up were Lachlan King and Rob Brown with 49 points and third were the consistent smooth swingers Doug Parker and Trevor Bailey with 45 points. All three teams progress through to the next round . Ball winners went down to 41 points with these players all being reserve teams for the next round of the NSW 4BBB event. Nearest the pin winners were; Wally Matthews on the 9th and Lachlan King on the 17th. Longest drives went to; Norman Marshall, A grade; John Martin, B grade; and Doug Parker C grade. On Sunday the 13th a single stableford was played. Denis Minehan, in recent fine form, continued on his winning way with 37 points from Brian Turner on 35 points on a countback from David Crawford. Ball winners went down

to 31 points. Last Wednesday March 9, 38 players contested a single stableford. Winner on the day was Gerard Day with a fine 41 points. Second was Tim Bedingfield with 40 points. Third was Bob Weston with a creditable 39 points and Roy Kerr came in fourth with 38 points on a countback from Terry Johnston and Kerry Blencowe. Ball winners went down to 36 points. Nearest the pins went to Charlie Beaumont on the 9th and G. Weston on the 17th. In the Wednesday afternoon ambrose competition D Hedger, C Stokl and A Rogers won the handicap trophy with 283/6. Darren is certainly on a roll at the moment. Scratch winners were J Darcey, L King and R Hankinson with a fine 33 of the stick. Our Veterans golf team had a home game against Capital Club from Canberra on Thursday last week. Unfortunately the Capital team proved too strong for the home team winning four games to two. Both Terry Johnston and Mal Crockett won for the Cooma team. Let’s hope our veterans team can find form for their match next week. Our A Reserve team played the very strong Golf Creek team (last years winners) at Belconnen last Sunday and despite being 2 key players down narrowly lost by 3½ games to 2 ½. Terry Johnston was the standout player for Cooma. Playing the Gold Creek Captain and scratch marker Terry, through consistent driving and tight play round the greens, drove his opponent into the ground so to speak. Next weeks sees more pennant matches in Canberra, and single stablefords on Wednesday and Saturday with round three of the super stableford event on Sunday.

Cooma pool officially opened


Cooma Swim Club members Daniel Hopkins and Nikki Harmer helped with the offical opening of the Cooma Festival Swimming Pool last wednesday. Cooma-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch, Member for Monaro Steve Whan and Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly also took part in the opening, with Mr Whan and Mr Kelly then challenging Daniel and Nikki to a race.

Coolamatong Golf news Saturday was the first round of the 2011 Club Championships for the men. Leader for the first round was Ron Wallace with 77 off the stick, followed by Walter Ammann and Werner Seigenthaler on 81, Ross Thompson 82, Colin McCullough 83 and George Zamja 84. Winner for the 3rd division was Duane Burke and Herman Obermaier. Walter took over the lead on Sunday with 79 off the stick, Ron is next with 85 followed by Colin 82, George Zamja 84 and Chris Bevan 87. 3rd division winner on Sunday was Herman Obermaier and Geoff Wilkinson. Championships will continue on Saturday, organise your own partners and tee off time. Sunday will be a seeded draw that will be done after play on Saturday and play will start at 10:00am Sunday. Wednesday’s winner was V Rupcic with 40 points. Runners up, Walter Ammann 38, and Tim Caldwell and Norm Archibald 37. Nearest the pin on the 6th was Tim and on the 17th was Ron Duncan. For the ladies on Sunday, Mary Obermaier won the day ahead of Betty Thompson, Maureen Roberts and Carolyn Major. The putting competition went to Betty and nearest the pin was Mary. Wednesday’s stroke round winner was Carolyn Major 72 nett. Runners up were Elfie Doran, Marcelle Burton, Betty Thompson and Carolyn O’Byrne. Nearest the pin went to

Jan O’Halloran. Today is the Stableford Cup and Sunday March 20 will be stroke for the WGA and International Medals. Also coming up is the Ampol Shield Match between Coolamatong and Bombala, first round at Coolamatong.





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Cooma wins inter-towns tennis

Wednesday March 16, 2011

Rain affected cricket matches In the B Grade Grand Final between Berridale and Cats an under strength Berridale won the toss and elected to bowl on a very wet Berridale ground. D Asanovski (20) and G Van Der Platt (16) laid down a solid platform against the under strength Berridale outfit. The Cats, after nine overs were 0/36 and looked like posting a very competetive total until J Mugridge (3/28) removed the dangerous Asanovski. The next over Van Der Plaat was caught in the deep by a diving Ben Hearn and before you could blink the cats had fallen to 3/38. Corey Harmer (24) and Stu Wood (7) put on a very handy 32 run partnership with the help of some sloppy Berridale fielding and some favourable umpiring descicions. Adam Hayes (3/26) eventually removed both batsman and continued his fine wicket taking season. The Cats limped to be all out for 100 runs in the 39th over. Berridale started their innings quite calmly just picking off the bad balls and the 100 runs didn’t seem all that far away. The Berridale opening pair of Hearn (43) and Taylor (18)

The Southwell-Williams Cup Inter-towns Tennis started on a high, last Sunday March 6, at Cooma’s Royal Tennis Courts with the Cooma team beating Queanbeyan 2 by 4 sets. The Cup continues once a month, travelling around to the participating towns and cities right across the district including Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Goulburn, Gunning, Bookham and of course Cooma. The Cooma women’s team consists of Kate Tull, Pam Kimber, Jenny Brown and Kay Bylund and the men’s team is made up of Daniel Fraser, Phillip Paten-McDonald, Ken Parker and Les Robinson. The men’s team and the women’s team played doubles matches with the winner being the best of 3 sets, and then played 2 sets in the mixed doubles. With much joy in the air over their highly successful win, the Cooma team celebrated with Peter Marsicano, a finalist in the Cooma a few drinks at the Alpine Hotel that evening. Bowling Club’s 2010 major singles championship, was forced to pull out all stops to win his first round match in the 2011 championship. The match was the highlight of the nine first round matches completed on Saturday on another weekend when bowlers dodged the rain to complete all scheduled matches. Snowy Mountains District Womens Bowls recently In a marathon of 41 ends Marsicano held a big event for our district with the play off of came from behind on several occasions the group triples. to down Geoff Venables by 32 – 30 with Monday saw the team of Margaret Baar, Pamela three shots on the last end. Venables Reynolds and Joy Clarke from Tura Beach defeat held the upper hand for most of the the Far South Coast team of Pamela Baird, Jean game. Playing very consistent bowls he Beeley and Joy Smith from Batemans Bay. had set up a 23 – 16 lead by the 28th The game remained very close for over half the end before Marsicano staged a strong way and then the Tura Beach team showed their recovery. By the 32nd end the scores supremecy and drew ahead. It was a great game were tied at 23 all. for the spectators. The following nine ends were very tight. Tuesday saw our local team of Glenda Daal, Marsicano took the lead for the first time Ayleen Madden and Lyn McMahon from on the 38th end to move to 29 – 27. Adaminaby up against Tura Beach. This again was Venables won the next two ends to a spectators’ event and the score was certainly be just a shot from victory at 30 – 29. no true indication of the game. Tura Beach was Marsicano then played the key bowls the worthy winner and now go on to play the state on the last end to pick up three shots to finals at Tuncurry in September. scrap into the next round by 32 – 30. Congratulations to them on their win and best Artur Baumhammer had to call on all of wishes for the finals. his experience to win a very close match against newcomer Ron Wainwright.

saw off the opening bowlers and the change of bowlers halted the pair’s momentum with Corey Tucker (1-13) bowling a very wide and defensive line outside offstump and Fomiatti (1-19) picking up Taylor LBW. The young Berridale tail was exposed after the cheap dismisals of O’Keeffe and Hayes and when Hearn to the bowling of Wood (2-12) fell with the score on 75 the 100 runs was seeming a long way away. Stapleton (3-0) and Asanovski (2-19) polished off the long Berridale tail in quick time- Berridale all out for 82. The A Grade semi saw an eight wicket win to the Colts after the Colts rolled Coffeys for 89 with wickets shared amongst all the bowlers. After the loss of a couple early wickets, inform batsmen, Campbell Hillman and Tim Williams calmly knocked off the total giving the Colts a shot at grand final glory next weekend. The Aussie V Jindabyne match was deemed a washout meaning Aussie will progress to next weekend’s grand final.

Marsicano forced to fight

District bowls triples

Wainwright played very well before Baumhammer finished well to win 31 – 27. Stephen Seears continued his good form to win a good match with Stephen Lapham 31 – 22. Giulio D’Amico finished strongly to beat Chris Wallace 33 – 21 in another long game. Defending champion Wayne Lodge had a slow start before he surged away from the enigmatic Jim Fletcher to win 31 – 19. Terry Croker showed his liking for this format of the game with a 31 – 17 win over Sergio Roncelli. Kim Weston, Tony Brooks and Mel Storta all moved into the second round with solid wins over Mario Frezza, Peter Longhusrt and Keith Goodwin respectively. Adaminaby has consolidated its lead in the 2011 Monaro District Bowling Association’s pennant competition with another convincing win on Sunday. Adaminaby has opened up a big lead in the pennant following a 5 – 1 win over Cooma 6. Adaminaby won two rinks to one and had a 70 to 53 shots win. Cooma 5 finally had a win in a tight battle with Jindabyne. The score in this clash was also 5 – 1 in Cooma’s favour but the shots margin was much closer. Cooma scored 62 shots to Jindabyne’s 56. At the end of the first round of home and away matches Adaminaby is well in front on 14 ½

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points. The other three sides are in a very tight battle. Jindabyne and Cooma 5 have 7 ½ points each while Cooma 6 is on 6 ½. The second round of the Monaro Shield was also played with Cooma 1 and Jindabyne recording their second wins. Cooma 1 had a strong win over Adaminaby winning three rinks and drawing the fourth to take the clash 71/2 to ½. Nimmitabel had a very close win over Bombala taking the aggregate 79 shots to 78. They also won three of the four rinks to have an overall victory by 7 to 1. In the third game Jindabyne shared the rinks with Cooma 2 two each but took out the aggregate 84 to 75 to win 6 – 2. Cooma 1 with 13 ½ points just leads Jindabyne on 13. Nimmitabel and Cooma 2 are both on 8 points with Adaminaby on 2 ½ and Bombala on 2. The next round of both competitions will be played on Sunday. It will be an all home affair as the two Cooma sides do battle in both the pennant and the Monaro Shield. In the other pennant game Adaminaby travel to Jindabyne. The other two Monaro Shield clashes will see Bombala travel to Jindabyne and Nimmitabel host Adaminaby.


Wednesday March 16, 2011

Snowy Mountains District Womens Bowls Adaminaby 121 points; The second round of the district pairs was played on Wednesday with Adaminaby 2- 1 point. the following results: This result means that Adaminaby L. McMahon def L. Snell; V.Clark 1 will go on to the play off at def G.Caldwell; H.Peuker def L.West; Bomaderry on Monday and Tuesday P. Brayshaw def M.Mugridge; R. the May 9 and 10. We wish them Rowson def L. Morgan; A. Ranta def good luck. D.Jackson; H. Walker def L. Waters; This has been a great learning D. Fraser def M. Murphy; experience for all the players who Next week the draw will be as took part in this pennant round. Next year we will all know a lot more about follows: L. McMahon v V. Clark; H. Peuker how it should be conducted without v P. Brayshaw; R. Rowson v A. having to consult the rule book quite so often, as well as the more Ranta; H. Walker v D.Fraser. experienced from other districts. All the players agreed that it was The pennants were concluded on Tuesday and the results are as most enjoyable and are looking forward to next year. follows: Cooma 1- 19 points; Cooma 2Beryl Seears 19 points


Impressive first grade debut Last Sunday March 13, local young gun Sam Williams, made his debut in first grade football for Canberra Raiders, being named man of the match in the game against the Sharks. Sam previously played for first grade in one of the trial matches and due to half-back, Matt Orford, still being out from injury, Sam was asked to play for first grade again. “It was a big difference to playing for Under 20s or in a trial match. The crowd was the biggest I’ve ever played in front of, which made me much more nervous than usual but I had

lots of my friends and family there to support me,” Sam said. Sam played an excellent game, setting up a couple of tries and receiving man of the match. The crowd consisted of over 13,500 people. “The atmosphere was awesome – I hadn’t experienced it before,” Sam commented. “The whole day was pretty big!” Matt Orford is predicted to return to play next weekend so Sam will most likely play back on the Under 20s team. Congratulations on such a great game Sam! Sam Williams was named man of the match in his first grade debut against Sharks on Sunday.

Cooma Rifle Club 1.Damien Doyle 46-1 and 48-5, total 94-6; 2.Don Robb 46-3 and 453, total 91-6; 3.Noel Barrett 46-1 and 43-1, total 89-2; 4.Bill Bultitude 44-2 and 43-2, total 87-4; 5.Liam Robb 43-3 and 44-0, total 87-3; 6.Brian There was a fog in the early Bradley 37-0 and 35-0, total 72-0. morning, so we hoped that, after With handicaps added, Damien it burnt off, it would be a windless day. However, it was blown away by just won from Bill with Liam close a northerly wind that sprang up and behind, then Don, Noel and Brian. Next Saturday, shooting will be continued during the day. It was not constant though, and caused the from 300 yards for the second heat of the monthly spoon. shooters considerable trouble. There was a better turn-up at Cooma Rifle Range last Saturday morning. Shooting was from 500 yards for the first shoot of the monthly spoon competition.

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Grand debut!

Monaro Post 16 March 2011  

Monaro Post 16 March 2011

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