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Volume 6 Edition 13 ISSN 1834-0318


Turning back time

During the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, it was not unusual for Cooma residents to see huge pieces of equipment being carted through town on their way to the construction sites. In those days the mighty Anta was used (see inset). Last Friday, modern vehicles transported 94 tonnes of transformer through town on the way to Cabramurra (main picture). Of interest, the Ford Customline pictured at left is the same car pictured in the same spot in 1954 (with lady leaving the car). It is now owned by John Neilson, who found it and restored it. For the full story on the transformer, see page 2.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Manoeuvring the streets of Cooma In scenes reminiscent of the former Festivals of the Snows days, Cooma people turned out last Friday to see the passage of a giant piece of equipment through town to Tumut 1 power station. Billed as a significant milestone for Snowy Hydro’s 10 year, $400million Scheme Modernisation Project, this was the delivery of the first of seven new transformers for the Tumut 1 underground

power station at Cabramurra. The transformer had been on the road from Monday November 7, travelling from Rocklea in Brisbane QLD, where it was constructed by Alstom Grid. Three prime movers were required to transport the 93 tonne transformer and rig combination. The prime movers were not only required to pull the rig, from the front, but one at the back of the rig is also used to brake. The rig also has its own steering

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mechanisms to help manoeuvre tight corners like the roundabouts in Sharp Street Cooma. The transformer converts the electricity coming out of the turbine generator to the 330,000 volts that is required for transmission into the network The transformer was on route to Cabramurra, and to be delivered to Tumut 1 Underground Power Station on Saturday. Snowy Hydro’s Scheme Modernisation Project is being conducted to upgrade and maintain the Snowy Scheme to ensure the reliability of the plant. The next transformer is scheduled to be delivered in January 2012, with the final due sometime in 2014. The key facts: • The length of the complete rig 29m • The transformer weighs 93 tonne • Transformer is worth almost $3m in total • It will have taken six days in total to get from Brisbane to Tumut 1 underground power station • This is the first of seven to be delivered over the next three years.

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Snowy Mountains Christian School students and some of the exservicemen at the ceremony.

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Remembrance Day was commemorated in Cooma and across the region last Friday. A small crowd gathered at the Cenotaph for the 11am service. The address was given by president of the Cooma RSL sub-branch, Peter McMahon and students from Snowy Mountains Christian School performed a song based on the poem “On Flanders Fields”.





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Pictured beside Cooma Hospital’s new birthing bed funded by Cooma Hospital Auxiliary; (clockwise) Mary Mckee (treasurer), Hazel Walker, Dorothy Bilbow, Jan Carpenter (secretary), Liz Mendes – Health Services Manager, midwives Jane Priestman and Gabrielle Mooney, Robin Mould, Robin Fletcher (vice president), Christa Harlander and Marilynne Weston. Ladies of the Cooma branch of the United Hospital Auxiliary officially presented Cooma Hospital’s maternity ward with their new long awaited birthing bed last Thursday. The old bed was more than 30 years old and it was clear that the maternity unit was in need of a new one. Through persistent fundraising and generous donations, both small and large, from various individuals the ladies were able to fund the much needed new bed worth $18,000. “I cannot believe the generosity and hard work of the hospital auxiliary and the local community,” Health Services Manager, Liz Mendes, said. “It’s really good to get such support!


Saturday 19th November Each year we have a theme for the Adaminaby races. This year’s theme is “The Roaring 20’s. We have over $1000 worth of prizes for the fashions in the field and fancy theme dress. The weekend starts with the Calcutta at the Bowling and sports club on Friday night. Gates open at 11am first race at 1pm. Buses run all day from the big trout in town to and from the race track. This will be a special year, as the Jockey Club has donated $3000 to the South Care Helicopter and we will have volunteers going around the track trying to raise another $3000 from the racing public for this very worthy cause. There will be food stalls a jumping castle for the kids and market stalls. The racetrack has its own bar so NO BYO ALCOHOL.

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“The local community have taken Cooma Hospital to their hearts through the hospital auxiliary,” Liz added. The birthing bed includes many modern features including the ability to change it into a chair and the ease of operating it electronically. The hospital auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of each month (excluding January) and would love to have some new members come along. They are an enthusiastic bunch of people who give up their time to benefit their local community. The Cooma branch will also host the United Hospital Auxiliary regional conference in March 2012.

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RSPCA cakes rise for occasion The Cooma branch of the RSPCA would like to sincerely thank everyone who baked cakes, slices , biscuits, etc, for its annual cake stall last Saturday. The branch made more than $1300 in sales and more than $200 in donations on the day. Thank you from the animals of the Monaro region.

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Movember is here again and once more local men, uniquely known as “Mo Bros”, are forgetting their upper lip from their shaving routine and growing their moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer. Men from right across the globe are sprouting their own distinct ‘mo’ to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. A number of local groups are participating in the whisker emerging event including Cooma policemen known as “Cooma Filth”. Throughout the month of November the Mo Bros will be seeking Cooma policemen, Steve James, Peter Barry and Nathan Hardman have begun growing their fine sponsorship for their ‘moustachery’ for Movember this month to raise money for men’s health. fine ‘moustachery’ from anyone willing to show their support. by going to, click on ‘donate’ and The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by choose whether you’d like to donate to an individual participant, Movember and their men’s health partners, the Prostate a team or just make a general donation to the charity, but Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyondblue: the national remember, the police are the ones who issue the tickets! depression initiative. Time will tell how effective these men’s mos will become and So get behind our local Mo Bros and donate to their groups how much they raise for this very worthy cause.

Councillor taking positive action At the South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) meeting on August 18, 2011, held at Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Wayne Moon from VicRoads raised the issue of runoff accidents on the highway stretch between Stratford and Bairnsdale and outlined some of the solutions being considered by VicRoads to reduce the level of incidents. Cooma-Monaro Shire councillor Martin Hughes, as the SEATS member for Council, echoed his concerns regarding the stretch of the Monaro Highway north of Bredbo and suggested that the RTA (as it was then) liaise with VicRoads regarding possible solutions to the issues of the high level of incidents

and accidents occurring. “In the meantime, Council staff, at my request, had received accident statistics from the RTA for this stretch of the highway for the past five years to 2010. ”The most recent crash history we get from RTA is up to June 2010. This contains the following from 2004. Normally a period of five years is used for assessing crash locations. 24/4/2009, 650m north of Bredbo travelling North, off road to right, no injury; 24/9/2008, 800m north of Bredbo, head on, one fatality, two injuries; 11/7/2007, 740m north of Bredbo travelling South, off road left, no injury; 9/10/2006, 2km north of Bredbo, travelling North, off left rollover, 1 injury; 22/6/2006, 800m north of Bredbo travelling South, off right, no injury; 28/8/2004, 1km north of Bredbo, travelling South, off right, 1 injury.

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The last 12 months data yet to be supplied. RTA have recently installed profile edge lines which should help prevent fatigue and distraction causes of crashes. Crash Zone signage might be useful. There have been further accidents since these figures were compiled, some incurring fatalities. Cr Hughes included a delegate’s report to the Council Meeting of September 12 and it was resolved to write to the local State member and the RTA expressing concern over the number of accidents occurring along this section of the Monaro Highway and to seek their advice on possible causes and what further possible measures they propose to use to reduce the accident rate. He made mention that this matter should be pursued by the Cooma-Monaro Traffic Committee in addition to Council writing directly to the State member and the RTA. I am also pleased to see the Bredbo community being pro-active in seeking government action on introducing further measures to reduce the accident rate on this stretch of the highway. He will again raise the matter with Roads and Maritime Service (old RTA) at the next meeting of SEATS at Wollongong on 24/25 November to ascertain what further action can be taken.


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Official opening of new school facilities Wednesday November 9 marked the official opening of Bredbo Public School’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) library. Federal member for Eden-Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly, visited the school last week to cut the ribbon and unveil the plaque. A group of students began by giving a unique acknowledgment to the original custodians to the land, following by Dr Kelly giving a few words on the wonderful work of the BER program. Once the ribbon was cut, students of the school gave Dr Kelly a tour of the new library, which was clearly not new to them, as they’ve been making use of the facility since last year. The school will also receive an interactive whiteboard for the library in addition to their already existing one in their connected classroom, which will certainly assist small schools in our region such as Bredbo to revolutionise with the rest of the education system. Dr Kelly also attended the official opening of

the library at Berridale Public School built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution. Berridale Public School received $965,974. He was also present at the official opening of the new covered outdoor learning area at Dalgety Public School, built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution. Dalgety Public School received $303,153.

Students, Jessica Povey and Jack Reid, are pictured helping Dr Kelly cut the ribbon to their new library.

Bredbo PS Students are pictured acknowledging the original custodians of the land.


A new preschool for Jindabyne A new preschool will open in Jindabyne in February 2012. Jindabyne Preschool will have up to 20 places available to children specifically in the year before they start school. The preschool is the brainchild of Emma Smith, Director or Gidgillys Early Education and Care Centre, with Gidge Fairfield-Smith and Sarah Allen, who are licensees and owners of the Jindabynebased service. Emma Smith, said: “We are making this change based on our very strong beliefs about early childhood education, particularly the year prior to school, and very importantly, to directly meet the needs of our local community”. The preschool has also been planned as a response to the Federal Government’s new reforms on early childhood education. The Government, as part of its “National Quality Framework” reform for early childhood education, has called for universal access to preschool. It has stated that “...every child in Australia will have access to 15 hours per week of a quality educational program delivered by a four year university trained early childhood teacher”. Emma Smith, as one of few four year university qualified early childhood teachers in the Monaro region, will be teaching full time at Jindabyne Preschool, while remaining as Director of Gidgillys. She is in the process of completing a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Emma says the educational program will be a structured, play-based program with preparation for school as a focus. Jindabyne Preschool will operate between 9am and 3.30pm, balancing structured and

self-selected play, group times and individualised learning outcomes for each child. Outside these hours, the extended preschool hours and child care will continue. According to Emma, Gidgillys has decided to open Jindabyne Preschool to offer Jindabyne’s children access to a high quality educational program, which is more structured than its current program, and which prepares them more effectively for school. “Jindabyne Preschool differs from other preschools in that it offers the extended hours of care – which means that children are receiving the particular school-like program between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm, but outside those hours they are still engaging in play based learning and quality interactions with educators – as and when families require it”, she said. Fees for this high quality educational program are Commonwealth funded with families only paying the gap between the fee and what the Government rebate provides. Fees will range from approximately $12 to no more than $34.50 per day. The new Government reforms require a curriculum based on the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. With its four separate age-specific spaces for children and higher staff to child ratios across the centre, Gidgillys and Jindabyne Preschool are confident of their future success in making these changes. “The children of Jindabyne deserve a good quality educational program no matter what their age and Gidgillys and Jindabyne Preschool are looking to provide this in 2012 and beyond,” Emma said.

Emergency services Vandals wreak havoc in toilet blocks Sometime between November 7 and 9, the toilet blocks in Centennial Park and Rotary Oval were vandalised. They had pipes broken and dispensers ripped off the walls. Police inquiries are continuing, anyone with information is urged to contact police on 6452 0099. Hoons in Hawkins At about 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon a white hatchback was observed doing a ‘burnout’ in Hawkins Street, Cooma. Police are investigating and hope to speak to the driver soon. Inexperienced driver in MVA A 17-year-old male driver from Jindabyne was involved in a single vehicle accident on Saturday night at about 11pm. It is believed he has misjudged a corner on the road near Crackenback and rolled

down an embankment. His car was towed from the scene and luckily he suffered no serious injuries. McHappy Day Both the ambulance service along with the RFS and Cooma Fire Brigade made an appearance at the Cooma McDonald’s annual McHappy Day on Saturday, where funds raised go towards Ronald McDonald House. Children were able to have a look through the fire trucks and ambulance and talk to the crews that were there. Faster response times An interagency day was held at the Cooma Railway on Saturday with the RFS and Cooma Fire Brigade mapping out routes along the railway, so if there is an emergency their response time will be quicker.


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Sharp Street, Cooma, was a pretty busy place last Friday as a 94 tonne transformer was hauled through town. In shades of yesteryear, the town turned out to watch as it crawled around the roundabouts and onwards to the mountains. Like a Festival of the Snows procession, people lined the street, took photos and joked. All that was missing was a festival queen perched atop the transformer waving regally at the crowd as she passed by (throwing lollies out of the prime mover window would have also been an option). Still, it was a reminder of what was once almost commonplace in town. One difference was the passage over Cooma Back Creek. Fifty years ago that would have necessitated laying down timber tracks to spread the weight of the Antar across the wooden bridge, in itself an exciting exercise for local kids to watch. This weekend sees a few golden oldies in town to relate tales of heroism and daringdoo. Well at least, there will be a number of former Monaro High School ‘open weight’ footballers in town to catch up. No doubt the tales will get longer by the minute, as the 50-odd year interval adds a rosey glow to all victories. For the historians, former MHS teacher Geoff Fowler is one of those returning for the do. Apparently there are no plans for a ‘friendly’ match while they are all here, which may be just as well. This Saturday sees another stellar day for the Adaminaby Jockey Club, with its annual race meeting. This year’s theme ”Roaring 20s” offers plenty of scope for the imagination. Good luck to all those having a wee flutter. But will the bookies be accepting denas, quids and crowns? Probably not. Should be a good day out, rain, snow or shine!

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Event needed promotion Editor, Where was Tourism Snowy Mountains during the three days of the Oceania Championships hosted by Fly Fish Australia in Adaminaby this past weekend? I’m no fisherman yet I was intrigued by the depth of organisational skill that had gone on behind the scenes to bring this wonderful international event to the Snowys. It was a remarkable achievement and one for which those involved must be justifiably proud. But where was the promotion? What assistance did Tourism Snowy Mountains – that select body charged with promoting tourism in the Snowys - offer to Fly Fish Australia? From the outset let me make it clear that FFA was not complaining (maybe they’ve never heard of TSM) it is simply that I was flabbergasted that such a well organised event featuring teams

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them stuff they already know? There has been at least one of these on the market before but there’s another one now and I’m assuming you have to pay for the service just like you had to with the other one but, why would you? Basically you can use this service to find out things you already know about yourself and pay for the privilege. You can also use this service to find out things you already know about your friends and pay for that too but if you already know all this stuff, having discovered it for yourself over the years and free of charge at that, why would you want to pay the exorbitant charge (the charges are always exorbitant) to get all this info again from some weird phone subscription? I’m guessing this service is aimed at the youth market (who else!) and for some strange reason a lot of them think it’s great entertainment and then because they think it’s great they access it a lot and if they are on a mobile contract, as opposed to prepaid, someone’s going to have a huge financial headache. Probably Mum and Dad, depending on the age of the phone

from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (on this occasion Japan, Canada and America who usually compete were unable to make it) should be able to drift into and out of our region unheralded. This is an International Championship which has the real potential to promote our area yet hardly a word about it. Am I being too tough on TSM, or could it be that the event is held on the wrong side of the track so to speak; or is there simply no enthusiasm in promoting anything that might help Cooma and its environs? Whatever it is, Fly Fishing Australia, with Janet Holmes `a Court as its patron and local fishermen acting as ‘controllers’ as its backbone, has done Adaminaby immensely proud. Great stuff! Rick Gluyas Shannon’s Flat

user. But there you go. Colourful television ads with lots of hype in the voiceover, lots of flashing words and dialogue that’s designed to make the viewer think this is one hot service and let’s start texting right away! Why? You already have this information and if there’s something you think you may have missed, assuming you need to know every single little thing about your friends, you can always ask them face to face. It’s cheaper for a start. But there’s also something that strikes me as a little sinister about these types of services. Like, where do they get their information? Is there a Big Brother situation going on somewhere? Is there an agency with access to just about everything about us that’s selling it to the companies that set up these stupid mobile service subscriptions? Is someone out there checking to find out things about you and me and we aren’t even aware that it’s happening? This is not good. Admittedly there are no nasty skeletons in any of my closets but my cat’s middle name is my business, thank you, and I don’t see why anyone would need to know where I lived as a threeyear-old either unless I choose to tell them! But hey, why would anyone want to know anyway?

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Celebrating the hidden treasures on Monaro The NSW Department of Primary Industries has recently released the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2011, featuring four women from our region, Sue Litchfield from Numeralla, Jean Preston from Delegate, Gill Robinson from Michelago and Bev Schornegg from Adaminaby. These four women all demonstrate the honour roll’s motto: “celebrating women volunteers who give so much to their rural communities”. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the rural women across NSW who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said. “Volunteers are the backbone of our State. Without them, our community-based organisations would be unable to operate and we would not be fortunate enough to enjoy many of the sporting, artistic, cultural and environmental activities that we all participate in on a regular basis. “The passion, commitment and contribution of our State’s volunteers is highly valued and is vital in building stronger communities.”

Farmers, a member on the MBF community advisory council, and a member of the Cooma Hospital Advisory Board and Cooma Hospital Auxiliary. During her involvement with NSW Farmers, Sue has been actively involved in highlighting the destruction caused by wild dogs both locally and statewide by meeting with relevant State Ministers and the National Parks & Wildlife Service which resulted in positive control measures being implemented. “Quite honestly, I don’t seek recognition, Sue said. “I see myself as more of a doer. I love the Monaro and enjoy doing anything that will enhance the livelihood of the Sue Litchfield from Countegany, east of Numeralla, has area.” been actively volunteering with a number of local groups since moving from Sydney to the Monaro in 1963. Delegate resident, Jean While raising a family, running a property and Preston runs a sheep farming working in Cooma, Sue has also made property with her husband Gary on time available to help where she the edge of the Kosciuszko National could. Park. Despite the hardship experienced She has been secretary, from the drought over the past 15 years, publicity officer and Jean has always still found time to volunteer in treasurer of the Monaro her local community. Merino Stud Breeders’ She has been a member of the Corrowong Rural Fire Association, treasurer and Brigade for more than 20 years and has held various roles later president of the Monaro including deputy captain, secretary and treasurer, and for Committee for Cancer the past four years has held the role of captain. She was Research (MCCR) where she has the first woman to be elected this position among all 33 helped to raise thousands brigades across the Monaro. of dollars for l o c a l Jean has been a strong leader and advocate for the cancer care a n d Brigade and the community, and has the full trust and research, a respect of her fellow community members. member o f Jean has also been involved in the NSW SES for some the NSW time and is currently serving on the Bendoc team, just over the Victorian border. In response to why she has volunteered for so many years, Jean said, “I don’t really know. It’s a thing everyone feels they should do, to give someone a hand. “In a small community everyone gets in and does what they can.” Jean said that she thought it was rather strange when she heard over the radio that she was nominated. “I thought they had made a mistake! There are a lot of other people who do so much more,” Jean humbly commented.

parasitologist and subsequently as a nutritionist. She later moved to Canberra and was a technician at the Australian National University, a student nurses aide at Canberra Hospital and eventually the Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Architects. Since retiring to live at Michelago, Gill has become an active volunteer giving between 15–20 hours of her time each week. As a volunteer, her roles include Treasurer of Michelago Region Community Organisation, Treasurer Michelago Landcare, Coordinator of Michelago Mayfair, Driver Reviver helper at Ingelara, Salvation Army opportunity shop volunteer and a member of Colinton Rural Fire Service (RFS). Gill feels that Australia has been good to her and wants to give back to her community. “It [volunteering] really started when I moved to Michelago. It is such a fantastic community!” “Once I retired I felt it necessary to give back to my community” Gill’s courage was displayed two years ago when as a member of the Colinton Rural Fire Service, she fought the terrible Ti Tree fire near Michelago. When asked what she enjoys about volunteering, Gill replied, “The variety; the different people I get to meet across a whole range of society.” Gill will always help members of the community who need a hand, whether it’s assisting them with their garlic harvest or shearing their sheep – her list of new skills just keeps on growing! “It’s a bit humbling,” Gill commented. “It’s amazing that people think what I do is special!” Continued on P12...

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DEVELOPMENT DETERMINATIONS October 2011 The following Development Applications, Modifications, Reviews or Complying Development Certificates have been determined in October 2011.



Modification Sand, Gravel and Soil Mining Operation Property Description Applicant's Name Application Number Proposed Development

48 Jerangle Road Bredbo Lot 1 DP 181368, Lot 4, 16, 19, 55, 18 & 20 DP 750523 D Sneddon 11/12/M Sand, Gravel and Soil Mining Operation (Extension of 15 years (ie to 10 October 2020)

An application to modify the original Development Consent conditions relating to Development Application No 9/96 has been received on 2 November 2011. 1. Extension of operation time of 15 years (ie 10 October 2020) 2. Reconstruct the Bredbo River Road and Deep Creek Road Crossing. The original development approval related to a Sand, Gravel and Soil Mining Operation. The approval contained 23 Conditions of Consent and was granted for 10 years (from the date of the original approval). – 10 October 1995. The full application and accompanying documents may be inspected at Council’s Environmental Services Division at 81 Commissioner Street Cooma during normal business hours, or at the Department of Planning’s Regional Offices at Wollongong (Level 2 – 84 Crown Street Wollongong) or Queanbeyan (Level 1 – 11 Farrer Place Queanbeyan NSW). Any person may make a written submission regarding the application. Any written submission should be addressed to the General Manager of Council and must be received before 5.00pm, Wednesday 14 December 2011. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Any submission should be in accordance with “Guide to making a submission” (on Council’s website). The Council is consulting for approval the following authorities as the proposal is also Integrated Development. The authorities are: 1. The Roads and Traffic Authority 2. Department of Planning & Infrastructure 3. Office of Environment and Heritage 4. Office of Water 5. Department Primary Industries. Any person who makes a submission by way of objection and who is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority may appeal to the Land and Environment Court. Please note that under Section 12 of the Local Government Act, 1993 Council cannot guarantee confidentiality in relation to any submission, except in certain circumstances.

Should you have any queries regarding this Application please contact Council's Environmental Services Division on (02) 6455 1911. JOHN VUCIC GENERAL MANAGER

PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630

LOCAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY 2012 Nomination Forms for Local Citizen of the Year Awards are now available from: •Cooma-Monaro Shire Council – 81 Commissioner Street •Cooma Visitor Information Centre – 119 Sharp Street •Cooma Library – 61 Vale Street

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4 Palermo Drive Cooma Lot 4 DP1163386



18 Bradley Street Cooma Lot 1 DP605513

Retaining wall and fence


28 Swan Street Bredbo Lot 7 Sec 18 DP758158

Two (2) lot subdivision


116-128 Sharp Street Cooma Lot 100 DP1124420

Operate a licensed cafe (mod: change opening hours)


46 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Lot 1 DP749719

Change of use (warehouses with recycling facilities + display and sale of motor vehicles)


9 Ryrie Street Michelago Lot 9 DP11175



64 Bulong Road Binjura Lot 102 DP794009

Two (2) lot subdivision


17 Bent Street Cooma Lot B DP398271

Additions & alterations to existing dwelling (living/carport)


35 Mulach Street Cooma Lot 5 DP39325

Deck and carport (mod: enclose deck)


177 Sharp Street Cooma Lot 1 & 2 DP2478

Additions & alterations to existing restaurant


113 Hugs Lane The Angle Lot 18 DP248992

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30 Ryrie Street Michelago Lot 25 & 26 DP11158

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806 Beresford Road Numeralla Lot 58 DP750553

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39 Ryrie Street Michelago Lot 1 DP 1135674

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2273 Bobeyan Rd Shannons Flat Lot 2 DP 813591 and Lots 60 & 64 DP750527

Use of site for a transportable home (Rural Workers Dwelling) (mod: to remove Condition 4).

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It is also advised that during the exhibition period any person may inspect the application and any accompanying information and make extracts from and copies of that information.


In accordance with Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 notice is given of Council’s determination of the above Applications/Certificates. The Public is advised that Section 101 provides that following this notice a period of three (3) months is allowed for the commencement of legal action as to the validity of the consent or certificate, after which the validity of the consent or certificate cannot be questioned in any legal proceedings.

Subject to weather conditions the following roadworks are planned for November • Jerangle Road, re-sheeting • Wild Cattle Flat Road, re-sheeting • Springfield Road, maintenance grading • Tuross Road, maintenance grading • The Peak Road, maintenance grading • Shannons Flat Road, shoulders • Hunters Creek, culvert repair

The Applications are available for public inspection, free of charge, at Council’s office during ordinary office hours.


To complete an ONLINE NOMINATION FORM go to

Nimmitabel Garden Club awarded Cooma-Monaro Shire Council its Community Garden Award for the gardens around Lake Williams. It was with great pleasure that the Deputy Mayor, Bronnie Taylor received this Award on behalf of all the hard work that Council staff have done to help establish and maintain the area around the lake in partnership with other community groups in Nimmitabel. CMSC values its communities and working with them and was very grateful to receive this Award. A tree will be planted in recognition for this Award by the Lions Club and donated by the Garden Club of Nimmitabel.

Award categories include the following: • Citizen of the Year • Young Citizen of the Year • Sportsperson of the Year • Young Sportsperson of the Year • Community Event of the Year • Community Group of the Year Completed Nomination Forms must be delivered to one of the above locations or posted to PO Box 714, COOMA NSW 2630. Nominations close 5.00pm Friday, 25 November 2011. If you require further information, please contact Alan Cairney on (02) 6455



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Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Jenny Lawlis 6454 4127

Councillor Steph McDonald 0408 425 430

Councillor Roger Norton 0411 885 775

Councillor Jack Nott 6452 2354

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Celebrating the hidden treasures on Monaro Continued from P10... In the seven years Beverly Schornegg has lived in Adaminaby, she has become heavily involved in multiple community groups. When she first moved from Sydney, she was invited by the President of the Adaminaby Country Women’s Association to attend their next meeting as a guest. Little did she realise at the time, but this was the beginning of her volunteer-filled retirement years. She soon became treasurer of the Adaminaby Branch of the CWA and has rarely missed a function in the time she has been a member. Bev cooks and serves lunch to Autumn Leaves, and helps cater and prepare for various functions. Each year she assists with the CWA’s annual Quilt Show and catering for

clearing sales. Bev was also actively involved with Adaminaby P u b l i c School where she audited t h e books of the P & C up until last year. She also used to teach German to the children during her first few years in the area. She is Treasurer for

the 1st Alpine Scouts and assists with various fundraising activities. Bev is also the Treasurer for the Snowy Scheme Collection Inc and has been instrumental in establishing the museum leading up to its official opening last month. When there was a threat to her beloved Italian classes with University of the Third Age (U3A), Bev volunteered to go on the Committee to ensure they could continue. The Adaminaby Easter Fair could not go ahead without the committed volunteer work of people

such as Bev who attend meetings, come up with worthwhile ideas and not only help with all the preparatory work, but then gets up very early and works hard on the day. All these women, without question, go out of their way to assist their respective communities as if it is a natural reaction. They demonstrate immense leadership and generosity and their towns would be lost without them. Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It is not an award, but provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others.

The Long Ride 2011 reaches Cooma On Friday last week, motorcyclists participating in The Long Ride 2011, a fundraiser to At time of going to press, more than $104, 600 had been raised from The Long Ride raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, passed through Cooma as they neared 2011. the end of the ride which terminated in Sydney on Saturday. Some of the motorcyclists who participated in The Long Ride 2011 are pictured at the Motorcyclists from right across the country participated in the ride with approximately Southern Cloud Memorial Park. 250 people on the ride for the whole duration, and more than 400 including the riders who joined temporarily. The official start to the ride began on Saturday November 5 in Sydney and travelled to Nyngan, Broken Hill, Loxton, Hamilton, Queenscliff, Sale; Canberra via Cooma and then returned to Sydney where all the riders gathered at Darling Harbour. Each of the riders conducted their own private fundraising as well as each of the stopover communities visited donated proceeds made from various meal breaks. The Cooma Lions Club provided a lunch for the bikers when they stopped in Cooma for a small donation which they also forwarded on to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Cooma Pet Shop and the East End Café have combined to make a day for the young and old in an effort to help raise funds for this much needed association.


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Sharon Barnes, Jamie Richens & family along with Cheryl & the late Col Hennessey nnes & family would like to congratulate the now Mr and Mrs Ben and Jessica Hennessey, sey, on o their eir marriage which took place on October 8 2011, at Mimosa Winery on the southh coast. coa coas coast A beautiful day was had by all who attended. Our love to you both from all your friends and family.


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Jerangle Public will add a unique touch to the Rotary Markets this Sunday November 20 when they publicly rid their poddy lamb, Hanna, of her first fleece. The shearing will act as a fundraiser for the school’s new playground area. People are invited to guess the weight of Hanna’s fleece for a small donation of $2 with the winning guesser (closest to the correct weight) receiving a prize, kindly donated by Bush Basics. The 12 students at the school have been

intimately involved in Hanna’s bringing up, feeding her each day and always being there for those much loved pats. “It’ll be good for the markets, something quite different,” Jerangle Public Principal, Sonja Thorvaldson, said. One of the students’ fathers is a shearer and will do the honours on the day. People are encouraged to come to the markets on Sunday keep their eyes peeled for Hanna and support one of our local schools in the region.




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Bombala mill work recommences The good oil on olives Construction at Tasco’s Bombala Mill has recommenced with the company addressing the administrative omission that caused construction to come to a temporary halt last week. Tasco has worked closely with the NSW Department of Planning, Local Government and Local Council to quickly address the omission and we thank all those involved for their assistance and patience. We are now focused on continuing construction at the site, Tascos Managing Director, Bart Crawley, said. With construction currently ahead of schedule, I am pleased to announce that the expansion of the mill is still on track to be completed by

December 2012. Work is progressing on many fronts, earthworks have recommenced on the western side, the new carpark is established and the development of the building works for the new Dongwha Timbers administration office has commenced, Mr Crawley said. The project will create over 60 direct construction jobs, adding to the mills current 87 local employees. Tasco advised that there have been no safety incidents to date. Tasco announced plans for the commencement of the $69 million mill expansion at Bombala, known as Project Namu, in February this year. Project Namu includes the construction of a new green mill, planer and timber treatment plant as well as the associated infrastructure such as boilers, kilns, new site access and The races are fast approaching... offices. Shop local at Bella Moda Footwear for all your hats, shoes, bags Namu is the Korean and fascinators, and they’re all word for tree which different styles and colours. closely ties to Tascos s r o t parent company a in ts Ha Faomsc Dongwha International, fr m fro an established global wood based business with its origin in South Korea. Regular updates on the Bombala Mill expansion can be accessed via the Tasco website and the Project Namu Facebook and Twitter pages.



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Angelo Valois from Fleetwood Hill Olives, located in Colinton, just north of Bredbo, gave a presentation at The Lott on Saturday afternoon. He spoke on all things ‘olive’, whether it be growing, eating, preserving or using olives as well as answering the many questions thrown at him during his presentation. The olives he brought with him were smaller than what we are used to seeing here in Australia but they contain much more flavour and the pits are very small in comparison to the ones you buy in a supermarket.

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Family Sins. (M, 04, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Border Security USA. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The One: Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic. (PG, CC) The psychics are challenged to use their abilities to read a coffee cup used by a member of the audience. Hosted by Andrew Daddo. Criminal Minds. (M, R, CC) Garcia travels to Alaska, for a crucial role with the BAU team, to investigate a series of murders in a small town. The team profiles a serial killer who uses the internet as his hunting ground. Great Escapes. (M, CC) Gangs Of Oz: For Love Or Money. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Celebrity Apprentice. (CC) Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier. (PG, CC) Prime Suspect. (M, CC) True CSI: Cold Blood II. (AV15+) Hot In Cleveland. (PG, CC) WIN News. (CC) Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Aloe Blacc At The New Motion Party. (R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Newstyle Direct. (G) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)


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6.00 Today. (CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 11.30 Alive And Cooking. (CC) 12.00 Hi-5. (P, CC) 12.30 Golf. (CC) Presidents Cup. Day 1. From the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria. 5.30 Hot Seat. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Unforgettable. (M, CC) A New York City detective with a flawless memory uses her talents to help solve crimes. 9.30 The Mentalist. (M, R, CC) Patrick Jane is kidnapped and the team examines his cases to find a suspect, only to realise almost everyone has a reason to hurt him. 10.30 CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Rubicon. (M) 12.30 WIN News. (CC) 1.00 The Baron. (PG, R) 2.00 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 2.30 ’Til Death. (PG, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Take On Technology. (R, CC) Designers. (R, CC) BTN. (R, CC) Battlefield Mysteries. (PG, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Hope Springs. (PG, R, CC) Mother And Son. (R, CC) Bed Of Roses. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. River Cottage Spring. (R, CC) Minuscule. (R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) QI. (PG, CC) The Slap. (M, CC) Crownies. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Live From Abbey Road. (R, CC) Order In The House. (CC) QI. (PG, R, CC) Chaser’s War On Repeats. (M, R, CC) Lilies. (PG, R, CC) To The Manor Bowen. (M, R, CC) Rage. (PG, R) Can We Help? (R, CC) The New Inventors. (R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: We’re Here To Help. (PG, 07, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Border Security USA. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Beauty And The Geek Australia. (PG, CC) The “beauties” must strut the catwalk while embodying their geek’s favourite London icon, to impress guest judges Sonia Kruger and Jackie Frank. The “geeks” have their ability to listen put to the test when they are quizzed while working on a still-life portrait of a naked woman. The Amazing Race. (PG, CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Outsourced. (PG) 30 Rock. (PG, R, CC) Trauma. (M, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) The Workers. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (M, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (CC) News. (CC) The Project. (CC) Glee. (PG, CC) With the congressional race heating up, Sue decides to take action against her competition. Hawaii Five-0. (M, CC) An investigation into a plane crash which led to the death of a customs agent, takes an unexpected twist after they discover the victim was already dead before take-off. NCIS. (M, R, CC) A petty officer is found dead in a car. White Collar. (M) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) The Workers. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (CC) News. (CC) The Project. (CC) Recruits: Paramedics. (PG, CC) Keeping Up With The Joneses. (PG, CC) Rush. (Final, M, CC) As the bomb squad works to defuse an explosive device, the team is tasked to fly to Fiji to extradite a South Korean national. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) After a baby is found abandoned, the trail of clues lead Benson and Stabler to Ken Turner, a self-confessed “ladies’ man”. Law & Order. (M, CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R, CC) 1.30 The Coca-Cola Case. (M, R) 2.30 The Squiz. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Letters And Numbers. (R, CC) 3.30 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: French Coastlines – Saint-Christoly-Médoc To Hendaye Pt 1. (CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita. (CC) 8.00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (R, CC) 8.35 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. (Final, PG, CC) Chef Anthony Bourdain heads to Venice. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Big Love. (M, CC) 11.05 Movie: Fear Me Not. (M, 08) 12.50 Movie: The Axe. (M, 05, R) 3.00 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.




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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Children’s Programs. Ace Day Jobs. (R, CC) Good Morning Kalimantan. (Final, G, R, CC) One Plus One. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. (M, R, CC) The Genius Of Design. (R, CC) Children’s Programs. Choccywoccydoodah. (CC) The Good Cook. (Final, G, CC) News. (CC) 7.30 ACT. (CC) My Family. (PG, CC) Ben and Susan are on the verge of splitting up. Midsomer Murders. (M, R, CC) Barnaby investigates a series of deaths beginning with those of a reclusive couple who are believed to have been victims of a botched burglary. The Old Guys. (PG, R, CC) Lateline. (CC) Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union. (M, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Bird On A Wire. (M, 90, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (CC) See Fast Ed’s top three barbecue recipes of spicy chicken wings, a special burger, mango trifle, with Karen’s crispy bacon potato salad. Get Rob’s 10 home maintenance tips to prepare your home for summer. Turn your lawn into a Test match cricket pitch and see cardboard boxes transformed into robots. Joh visits model Rachael Finch at her funky new home. Movie: New In Town. (PG, 09, CC) Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr. Movie: Derailed. (AV15+, 05, R, CC) Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston. October Road. (PG, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Golf. (CC) Presidents Cup. Day 2. From the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria. The international team is captained by Greg Norman, with the US contingent headed by Fred Couples and includes Tiger Woods. Hot Seat. (R, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Movie: The Da Vinci Code. (M, 06, R, CC) Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou. A murder inside the Louvre leads to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years – which could shake the foundations of Christianity. WIN News. (CC) Movie: Dr T And The Women. (M, 00, R) Richard Gere, Helen Hunt. WIN Presents. (R) Spyforce. (PG, R) ’Til Death. (PG) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Miniseries: The Lady Of The Camellias. (M, 05, R) 2.45 Naiade. (PG, R) 3.00 Letters And Numbers. (R, CC) 3.30 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Visions Of New York City Pt 2. (R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Amazon With Bruce Parry. (Final, PG, CC) 8.30 One Born Every Minute. (M, CC) The experiences of staff and patients at a British hospital’s neonatal unit. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: Bad Habits. (M, 07, R) Ximena Ayala, Elena de Haro. 11.45 112 Emergency. (M, R) 1.15 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 WorldWatch.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) The Workers. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (CC) News. (CC) The Project. (CC) Rules Of Engagement. (PG, CC) House. (M, CC) Movie: The Full Monty. (M, 97, R, CC) Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp. A group of unemployed British steelworkers decides to perform a strip show in order to raise some money. The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Movie: A Daughter’s Conviction. (M, 06, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R, CC) 1.30 Crocodile Dreaming. (M, R) 2.00 Living Safely: Preventing Accidents And Injury In Indigenous Communities. 2.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.00 Letters And Numbers. (R, CC) 3.30 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: French Coastlines – Saint-Christoly-Médoc To Hendaye Pt 2. (CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Town With Nicholas Crane: Scarborough. (CC) 8.30 As It Happened: Hitler’s Heroes – Otto Skorzeny. (CC) Part 1 of 2. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.05 Thinking XXX. (MA15+, R, CC) 11.00 Movie: Cold Showers. (MA15+, 05, R) 12.45 South Park. (M, R, CC) 2.10 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

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Rage. (G) Rage. (PG) Choccywoccydoodah. (R, CC) Minuscule. (R) The Good Cook. (Final, G, R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) Australian Story. (Final, R, CC) Basketball. WNBL. Round 7. Dandenong Rangers v Townsville Fire. Soccer. W-League. Week 5. Canberra United v Newcastle Jets. Bowls. Test Series. Australia v South Africa. Monty Don’s Italian Gardens. (CC) News. (CC) Doc Martin. (CC) Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. (PG, R, CC) After the dedicated fan of a Hollywood actor dies after consuming a poisoned cocktail at a party, being held by her idol, Miss Marple decides to investigate. The Graham Norton Show. (M, R, CC) Irish comedian Graham Norton presents an informal chat with celebrities. Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (Final, PG, CC) Rage. (MA15+) Rage. (PG)

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (R) Handy Manny. (R) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (CC) Possum’s Club. (G) Erky Perky. (C, R, CC) Master Raindrop. (C, R, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, R, CC) Room For Improvement. (R) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Raceday Xtra. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Norton 360 Sandown Challenge. Qualifying and Race 25. Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Movie: The Nutty Professor. (PG, 96, R, CC) Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn. Movie: Enemy Of The State. (M, 98, R, CC) Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King. That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) Grey’s Anatomy. (M, R, CC) Movie: Dangerous Attraction. (MA15+, 00, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (R) Dora The Explorer. (R) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Golf. (CC) Presidents Cup. Day 3. From the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria. Getaway. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) Movie: Kung Fu Panda. (PG, 08, R, CC) Voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie. Movie: Angels & Demons. (M, 09, R, CC) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard. On the eve of the election of a new Pope, a professor and physicist race against time to find four kidnapped cardinals before a terrorist attack is carried out in Vatican City. Movie: The End Of The Affair. (MA15+, 99) Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea. Movie: Death Is A Woman. (M, 66, R) Trisha Noble, Mark Burns. Danoz Direct. (R) Newstyle Direct. (PG, R) Rugby League. Four Nations. Final.

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6.00 Rugby League. Four Nations. Final. Continued. From Elland Road, Leeds, England. 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 10.00 Golf. (CC) Presidents Cup. Final day. From the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria. The international team is captained by Greg Norman, with the US contingent headed by Fred Couples and included Tiger Woods. 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Frozen Planet. (PG, CC) 7.30 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M, CC) The team is stumped by the discovery of a disembodied brain at the scene of a car crash. 9.30 Person Of Interest. (M, CC) 10.30 Prime Suspect. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M, R, CC) 12.30 The Baron. (PG, R) 1.30 Spyforce. (PG, R) 2.30 Primetime: Crime: Nina Reiser. (M, R) 3.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Rage. (G) Children’s Programs. Insiders. (CC) Inside Business. (CC) Offsiders. (CC) Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) Songs Of Praise. (CC) Landline. (Final, CC) 7.30 ACT. (R, CC) Message Stick. (R, CC) The Mikado. (CC) Proud Possessors. (R, CC) Working With Jane. (R, CC) Art Nation. (CC) Dance Academy. (R, CC) Life: Plants. (R, CC) Minuscule. (R) News. (CC) Restoration Home. (CC) Movie: The Night Watch. (M, 11, CC) Compass. (Final, G, CC) Pride And Prejudice. (R, CC) Ladies Of Letters. (PG, R, CC) Restoration Home. (R, CC) Movie: The Night Watch. (M, 11, R, CC) Hungry Beast. (M, R, CC) Lilies. (PG, R, CC) Rage. (R) Art Nation. (R, CC) At The Movies. (PG, R, CC)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Kochie’s Business Builders. (CC) Under The Hammer. (PG, R, CC) Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Flight 93. (PG, 06, R) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Raceday Xtra. Touring Car Masters. Final race. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Norton 360 Sandown Challenge. Qualifying and Race 26. From Sandown International Raceway, Melbourne. New Zealand On A Plate. (R, CC) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Wild Boys. (Final, PG, CC) Castle. (M, R, CC) Royal Pains. (M, CC) Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes: Till Death Do Us Part. (M, R, CC) Grey’s Anatomy. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Backyard Science. (R, CC) Waterworks. (R, CC) Ace Day Jobs. (R, CC) Landline. (Final, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Monarch Of The Glen. (PG, R, CC) A Poet’s Guide To Britain. (Final, G, R, CC) Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Grand Designs. (R, CC) Minuscule. (R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? Ashcombe. (New series, G, CC) The Hour. (New series, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Darling Buds Of May. (PG, R, CC) Question Time. (CC) The Hour. (R, CC) Bowls. Second Test. Men’s Triples. Australia v South Africa. Replay. Rage. (R) Gardening Australia. (R, CC) First Tuesday Book Club. (R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Miniseries: The Summit. (M, 08, R) Dr Oz. (M) Border Security USA. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Kyle And Jackie O’s Night With The Stars. (PG, CC) Radio partners Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O head to Los Angeles to host a variety show featuring memorable and outrageous interviews. While their guests share their intimate, humorous and often opposing points of view with the duo, they also take a look back at some of the biggest celebrity stories of the year. Dual Suspects: Ties That Bind. (M, CC) Secrets Of The Rainforest: Ben Cropp Special. (R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Celebrity Apprentice. (Final, CC) The celebrities battle it out for a $100,000 prize for their favourite charity. The Mentalist. (M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) Undercovers. (M) WIN News. (CC) The Avengers. (PG, R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 BTN. (CC) 10.25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures. (R, CC) 10.30 Australian Prime Ministers. (CC) 10.35 Naturally Australia. (R, CC) 10.50 Our Animals. (R) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Churchill’s Darkest Decision. (PG, R, CC) 1.20 The Cook And The Chef Moments. (R, CC) 1.35 Meerkat Manor. (CC) 2.00 Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 BTNThe Private Life Of… Pigs. (CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. (Final, CC) 8.30 The Grumpy Guide To… (Return, M, CC) 9.35 United States Of Tara. (M, CC) 10.00 Artscape: We’re Livin’ On Dog Food. (M, CC) 10.30 Lateline. (CC) 11.05 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.35 Miniseries: The Deep. (M, 10, R, CC) 1.10 Question Time. (CC) 2.10 Monarch Of The Glen. (R, CC) 3.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 Rage. (R) 5.00 Strictly Speaking. (R, CC) 5.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Miniseries: The Summit. (M, 08, R) Dr Oz. (PG) Border Security USA. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (Final, PG, CC) In the wake of last night’s final performance by the three remaining contestants, the winner of the competition is announced. Happy Endings. (New series, PG, CC) After a woman leaves her husband-to-be at the altar, their friends find themselves caught in the middle and pressured to choose sides. How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Dinner Date. (Final, PG, CC) Parks And Recreation. (PG) House Calls To The Rescue. (R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Hammer falls on Dowe’s last sale At about 3.30pm last Wednesday, a long and distinguished career as a stud stock auctioneer came to an end for veteran auctioneer and industry legend Tony Dowe. Tony presided over two sales in Monaro Merino week – Middleview on Tuesday night and Hazeldean on Wednesday afternoon. The last fall of the hammer was an emotional one for Tony, as he freely admitted. His last lot sold to Geoff and Helen Litchfield. The crowd of buyers and onlookers applauded as he finalised the last bid. Wednesday’s sale concluded 50 years of selling

for Hazeldean and 21 years for Middleview. Mr Dowe has retired to care for his wife, but still hopes to work occasionally as a consultant and valuer, based from home. After the sale, Mr Dowe and buyers were invited back to Hazeldean homestead for a small celebration which included a presentation to Mr Dowe by Hazeldean principal Jim Litchfield. Mr Dowe responded, saying he had not intended to become emotional. He thanked the Litchfield family for their years of clientelle and friendship, emphasising his theory that “good people invariably produce good stock”.

Tony Dowe has sold for almost all studs on the Monaro. He is pictured with Max and Andrew Hain of Arable and Julie Johnston of Brookfield Park.

The hammer falls on a long career.

Tony Dowe at his last Hazeldean sale.

A bottle of cheer at Middleview’s 21st ram sale.

Buyers were invited back for a small celebration at Hazeldean, where stud principal Jim Litchfield presented Mr Dowe with an engraved silver tray.



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25th December 2011 between 12am – 3pm

Celebrate Christmas in style, dining at our Stockman’s Restaurant, enjoying a lavish buffet for Christmas lunch and enjoy the Christmas festivities... A glass of Sparkling wine on arrival to kick start your X-Mas lunch Appetizer Szechuan Sea Salt marinated Balmain Bugs Australian King Prawns Platters of Tasmanian Smoke Salmon Salad Baby spinach, roast capsicum, artichoke, Spanish onion, semi-dried tomato, drizzled with white balsamic dressing Roast chicken, red radish, cos lettuce, onion, parmesan, with honey, garlic mustard Aoli dressing

Main • Honey Baked Ham • Roast Turkey • Roast Pork • Creamy Baked potatoes • Roast Pumpkin and Sweet Potato • Penne garlic prawn pasta

Dessert • Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard • Rasberry white chocolate cheesecake • Mango and Blueberry Pavlova

Places are strictly limited hence bookings essential

For Christmas day lunch revervations phone 6452 1133 Marlborough Motor Inn 19 Monaro Hwy, Cooma

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Cape York with Snowliner & Oz Safari Tours



From last week...

They were toiling long and hard without noticing a cyclone approaching which killed the brothers and We drove on from Musgrave and into the drowned the girl. Cattle are said to be lost when beautiful rainforest area. How can I describe the entering this area and huge pythons can be seen corrugated roads and tracks? Well when you see in this area. the dashboard of your vehicle actually jumping up and down, watch the sides of the coach rattling as An unexpected add on surprise Steve gave us though it was a tamborine in the hands of a Salvo was a visit along a narrow bumpy sandy track for Band member, you can get the general idea. Add some 6 or 7km seemingly going nowhere. It was to to this the deep potholes and the thick dust, not to Low Lake a really idyllic location with such an array forget river crossings when the coach lurches from of bird life. It was a special place of celebration side to side, then that is travel ‘up north’ and that is for Aboriginal people. We also saw Red Lily Lake in the dry season. But don’t miss it. The pain is well and White Lily Lake where only the lilies of those worth the gain. Besides, you will have paid good colours grew in the water. The Kennedy Palm with money for this and it is all an essential part of the the enormous flower head which blooms, bares experience! Eight of our fellow passengers on the fruit, scatters its seeds and then dies after 35 Trinity Bay ship brought their four 4WD’s on board years. Morning tea was at Moorehead River and to do the trip south. After the first day on the track the Kennedy River cairn to honour this explorer we met up with them. One of the women refused was also visited. to sleep in a tent and dossed in the Land Cruiser. They were city folk, it was doubtful they had been Driving on from Cooktown through rainforest we off the bitumen before and they vowed to sell their stopped at the old “Lions Den Hotel” which but for vehicles when they returned down south. The way one exception has had a female licensee in over to go is with Snowliner and Oz Tours – believe me! 100 years. It is rough but it is a “must see” place with its odd bits of memorabilia and notices such The rainforest is dense with vegetation and is as “Our dog likes children, but can only eat one at the home of the cassowary bird. We entered a time” or “If you want to carve your name on the the Daintree area en route to Cooktown, the table go home and practice on your own.” coach in parts was in low range low gear and grumbling up the steep winding inclines. But the Coming down from the Daintree which has a fine view over Cooktown was great. We were met by river it is remarkable how the rainforest grows several domestic chooks someone had possibly right down to the waters edge. Approaching outer abandoned and they seemed accustomed to Cairns were vast sugar cane fields with adjacent visitors at the lookout. The coastal road was well rail tracks to take the cane to the processing plant. worth travelling on despite the fact there was a Apparently the scientific support behind cane bitumen sealed road we could have taken as an growing has resulted in Australia leading the world alternative. Not for Steve – it is full value from Oz in production of high quality product. The cane is no longer set on fire to make it safer for cane tours and he is to be commended for this. cutters to work and avoid snake bites, it is now My ambition to see Cooktown was soon realised. mechanically harvested and the residue ploughed It is a lovely spot on the estuary, with the evident in benefiting the soil. strong civic pride and support noticeable by the attractions developed around this town (population With a cry from the back of the coach “are we 1800) and for me Cooktown was one of the tour there yet?” we soon approached Cairns to settle highlights. To see exactly where the ship Endeavour back in style at the Coral Tree Inn. We were at the had been secured to land during repairs to the hull end of a wonderfully adventurous 1800 km 4WD in 1770, this being marked by a stone cairn and tour with OZ tours’ guide and driver Steve, who bronze plaque is surely a part of our earliest history bid us all farewell. His parting speech indicated he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed which is very special. his. His gift to us was this “4WD trip of a lifetime” The area where Sir Joseph Banks had collected and the memento certificate which he presented specimens is now a fine Botanical Gardens where to each of us is worth repeating here. It said it all we enjoyed a morning walk accompanied by about the actual trip. wonderful bird calls. Four days previously Steve had asked us to fill in a menu and it seemed we were In recognition of the spirit of adventure, unfailing never to get this particular meal. But this was the good humour, and bravery in enduring the bone night! At the 1770 restaurant we dined in fine style jarring trek with five million corrugations, pot holes, on the meal of our choice. No we weren’t pickled washouts, bulldust traps and sand bogs and, when three of us decided to form an impromptu in spite of crocodiles, mozzies, sandflies, green didgeridoo band and attempted to entertain the ants, snakes, wasps, blowflies and wild pigs, (you) party. Frankly we were ‘orrible – and the rest of actually reached the northern most tip of mainland them told us so. (Unappreciative buggers!) Ah well, Australia we were on holidays. I must not forget to mention Congratulations! the view from the mountain top lighthouse and Steve - Oz Tours Safaris. lookout – it was sheer magnificence. Charles gave a nice speech of thanks on our behalf Steve recommended a visit to the Cooktown and we all felt the same – Steve and Oz Tours had cemetery to see some very early graves. One done us proud in showing us the Australia most of was of a young woman named Mary Watson who us had never seen before. had lived on Lizard Island and died age 23. With hindsight more understanding of the circumstances It was great to meet up again in Cairns with Max is possible, but at the time her husband was busy and Marie and to see that Max was so much better reaping the benefits of gathering beche de mer or than when we had left him in Bamaga Hospital – sea slug which is very much sought after by the Cape York. Both had reached the tip of Cape York Chinese. With this source rapidly diminishing he had and that was a triumph. Imagine doing that for left his wife and child with two Chinese employees your 50th wedding Anniversary! And we drank their on Lizard Island and sailed off to seek another area bottle of wine too! Missing the 1800 km of mostly of the sea bed to farm. The aboriginals resented corrugations was a pity but these notes may help the presence of these intruders living on their them to enjoy what we experienced. homeland and were dangerously hostile. When the husband left, one of the Chinese was speared With several exceptions, few names of fellow to death and so the wife took the opportunity one “Snowliner Tour” travellers have been mentioned in day to launch the large pot normally used to cook these notes which were written for the interest of the beche de mere. She and the baby put out to my family. Each of us will have enjoyed our trip in sea and although they reached another island our own way and these notes may serve to refresh they both perished. The remains of Mary and child memories. So to Gordon, Max, Marie, Allan (Alfie) were found and buried in the Cooktown cemetery. Carol, Bev, Robin, Kate, Charles, Nicole and Jenny She had died of thirst but she had left a diary of – a mighty “thank you” for your friendship and for her final days. Retribution was taken on the Lizard your good company. It was a great pleasure to island aboriginals. Steve’s knowledge of Aboriginal “Travel Snowliner” with you all. affairs and legends seemed inexhaustible. When passing the mysterious Black mountain which was To others if you want an adventure. Go Snowliner, composed entirely of granite rocks coated black by Oz Tours and Seaswift via Trinity Bay cargo ship! algae he told of two mythical aboriginal brothers Keith Montague who were vying for the hand of a young woman. September 2011 She decided she would marry the brother who could build the highest mountain from the stones.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Merino ram sale week grosses The annual Monaro Merino ram sales were held last week, bringing more than $700,000 into the local economy. The sale week was also the swansong for veteran auctioneer Tony Dowe, who conducted his last auction at Hazeldean on Wednesday afternoon. President of the Monaro Merino Association, Mark Pendergast, said he thought the week “went pretty well.” “It was pretty much a success. I think just about everyone’s average was up 20 percent on last year. “Top prices were also up from last year – it was all positive. “The studs presented their sheep well and with the wool market is on the improve, it was good to see more confidence in the industry. “For those who have stuck with Merinos through the bad times the rewards are now there to be reaped. It’s just a matter of ensuring correct management practices. “Breeders of the modern Merino are to be congratulated on maintaining their focus on producing quality wools on a highly productive, fertile sheep”, Mr Pendergast said. The week began with sales at Avonside and Manawa studs on Saturday, followed by Round Plain on Sunday. On Monday, Adina and Greenland held their sales, on Tuesday Conrayn and Middleview and on Wednesday Cottage Park and Hazeldean. Top prices paid for rams this year were at Hazeldean, with Lot 6 selling for $7500 and Cottage Park, where two lots sold for $7000 each.

Top price $2400 Gross $76,400 Whole of sale gross $267,700. Top 10 buyers: 1. Tony Hill 23 Rams $42,400 2. Curwin Maclure 8 Rams $18,800 3. Chris Komor 14 Rams $17,600 4. Dean Smith 6 Rams $13,400 5. Brett Tremain 3 Rams $13,100 6. Brian and H Anderson 6 Rams $11,400 7.John Cottle 8 Rams $10,800 8. Robert Gordon 9 Rams $9,600 9. Diana Gibson 5 Rams $9,200 10. James Flick 5 Rams $8,400 The top price for Lot 6 was $7500 and was purchased by Brett Tremain of Ferndale Partnership of Yeoval. The top price for the Pen rams went to Geoff and Helen Litchfield. Cottage Park Merino Stud Rams sold 70 from 70 Average price $1877 Top price $7000 twice Sale gross: $131,400 Top priced rams bought by Michael Hedger from Snowy Plain Merino Stud and John Walter – “Kinross” Dalgety. Volume buyers: PJ & Pl Allen, eight, $15,000; Alison Kreig, seven, $15,200; BM Wallace, six, $8800 WJ & EM O’Connor, six, $6600.

Middleview Merino Stud Rams sold 95 of 100 Average price $1756 Top price $3400 for two lots purchased by Lou Armstrong and B & J Hall. Gross: $166,500 Volume buyers: Glenburnie Pastoral Co, 10 lots $19,140; P & F Jones, 10 lots $1,220; Bookham Station, nine lots $22,880; Mirilba Pastoral Co, nine lots $21,780.

Top: Mark, Jodie, Will and Charlie Pendergast with Michael Hedger of Snowy Plains Stud and Rob Nicholl, Elders Cooma. Above: Jim Litchfield with Brett and Nici Tremain, Ferndale Partnership, Tony Dowe and James Litchfield. Bottom: the sale at Middleview last Tuesday evening.

Conrayn Merino Stud Rams sold 38 of 44 Average $884.21 Top price: $2300 sold to K & M Hausley Hazeldean Merino Stud Gross: $33,600 Catalogue rams offered 99, sold 97 (two lots Volume buyers: Phil Webb five lots, $4180; Pendergast withdrawn) & Sons, four lots, $4400; Brian Lloyd, four lots $2640. Average $1972.16 Top price $7500 Gross $191,300. Top price paid by ‘Ferndale Partnership’, Yeoval. Continued on P25... Penned rams offered 59 for total clearance Average $1294.92 Sale reports



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Wednesday November 16, 2011


more than $720, 000 Continued from P24... Greenland Merino Stud Rams sold 68 of 80 Average: $1508 Top price: $3000 to Somerton Pastoral Co Lake Bathurst. Gross: $102,544 Volume buyer was Connerville Station in Tasmania purchased 13 rams. They purchased last year they came back for a larger amount this year. Third volume buyer was Kevin Harvey of Strathdownie Victoria who bought five rams, he is a repeat buyer who has been coming to the Greenland ram sale for 21 years. Bill and Debbie Hill, Warrenbayne Vic, Paul and Ann Woolaston, Anembo, L & D Shea, Galong, Craig Milvain, Wangaratta Vic, J & K Cooper, St James, G & S Moon, Wulgulmerang, Vic, and Warwick Alcock Bombala all purchased three rams each.The ram sale was very pleasing with an overall solid sale.

Adina Merino Stud Rams sold 39 of 40 Average: $1246.15 Top Price: $3400, TR, PJ and RT Peadon. Gross: $48,600 Volume buyers: GG Luton, seven lots, $7040; Kylie Clifford four lots, $8580; CJ Crisp, four lots, $3520. Avonside Merino Stud Rams sold 16 of 18; Average: $981.25 Top price: $2800 bought by BC Partnership. Gross: $15,700. Manawa Merino Stud Rams sold 18 of 24: Average: $900 To price; $2000 bought by Ernie Constance; Gross $16,200 Round Plain Rams sold 15 of 16 Average: $960 Top price $2000 paid by GJ and CF Hillyer of Bombala, Gross: $14,400

Top priced ram buyer Ken Hausler, “Murrumbereck”, Minhamite, Vic, who paid $2300, with Jayne and Peter Lette, Conrayn Merino stud, Berridale. Top right: Lou Armstrong with Mikala and Georgia Walters and their toppriced ram at Middleview sale. Bottom right: John Walters, Dalgety, with Tim Schofield, Jodie, Mark, Will and Charlie Pendergast.

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Cecil Brown Scholarship winners The winners of the Cecil Brown Memorial Award were announced during last week’s ram sales. This year’s winners are farm manager Angus Litchfield, of Bombala, who will travel to New Zealand and Bronte Doughton, who has received the educational grant to help her with her veterinary science studies. Angus was present at Hazeldean last Wednesday to accept the award from James Litchfield. He said he was honoured to have been selected and was looking forward to his trip, probably in autumn. He said the award was a good way of retaining young people in the industry. The scholarship was established in 1995 in honour of Cecil Brown, a renowned Monaro sheepman who worked on the Monaro at Hazeldean. The scholarship provides the opportunity for

Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 160 scale cattle and 120 store cattle last Thursday. It was a solid fat market with some very good prime steers and cows penned. Market trend was in line with other centres, domestic trade cattle dearer and export cattle slightly cheaper but with plenty of weight in the heavy cattle the dollar return is very good. Store cattle were keenly sort after by local and south coast buyers with some lines of PTIC depastured young cows selling well. Weaner cattle offered in only small lines and mixed lots but firm on last market.

young Monaro people involved in agriculture to broaden their knowledge, experience and career prospects with an educational grant or an exchange program between the South Island of New Zealand and the Monaro. Pictured at the award presentation last week were Jim Litchfield, award co-ordinator Sam Green, Angus Litchfield and James Litchfield.

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Heifers O & P Read, BC, 3, Hfd, 195c/ kg, 253kg, $494 Est P Evans, BC, 5, BB, 178c/ kg, 378kg, $672.82 CD & BM Stuart, Mlp, 1, Ang, 175c/kg, 400kg, $700 CD & BM Stuart, Mlp, 1, Ang, 170c/kg, 535kg, $909.50 TC Bruce, Eld, 3, Hfd, 169c/kg, 461kg, $780 K Makhraz, Lmk, 3, Hfd, 167c/ kg, 446kg, $745.94 Bulls TC Bruce, Eld, 1, Ang, 155c/kg, HW Cotteril, l, Lmk, 1, M/grey, 455kg, $705 160c/kg, 1035kg, $1656 RC, JF & PF Campbell, MLP, 1, Vealers BB, 141c/kg, 650kg, $916.50 SG & AC Ingram, Mlp, 6, 210c/ kg, 350kg, $735 Cows LB & EN Miners, Mlp, 4, Ang, TC Bruce, Eld, 1, Hfd, 155c/kg, 200c/kg, 397kg, $795 545kg, $844.75 HW Cotterill, Lmk, 1, BB, 148c/ Stores kg, 735kg, $1087.80 Late Col Evans, BC, 10, Ang, Jindalee, Lmk, 4, Hfd, 144c/kg, BB, Hfrs, 2yrs JND, $1060 721kg, $1038.60 Late Col Evans, BC, 9, Ang, BB, Est P Evans, BC, 2, Hfd, 144c/ cows 3/4yrs JND, $1000 kg, 557kg, $802.80 Est P Evans, BC, 2x2, Hfd cows/ TC Bruce, Eld, 1, Ang, 143c/kg, calves 3/4yrs, $1110 745kg, $1065.35 Late Col Evans, BC, 1, Ang bull, CD & BM Stuart, Mlp, 5, Ang, 2yrs (Kunuma), $2150 138c/kg, 595kg, $821.10 Oscar Blyth Mlp, 12, Ang cows, Wathonga Lmk, 1, MC 137c/kg, 3/4yrs PTIC $1010 705kg, $965.85 Oscar Blyth, Mlp, 8, Ang cows Est P Evans, BC, 2, Hfd, 12.6c/ 5/6 yrs PTIC, $830 kg, 680kg, $881.28 Eblana, P/L, Mlp, 4x4, Hfd cows/ RC, JF & PF Campbell Mlp, 6, calves, $810 Hfd, 129c/kg TC Bruce, Eld, 1, Ang steer, $620 Steers GR Suthern, Lmk, Ang x limo st B Johnston, Mlp, 3, S/horn, weaners, $600 184c/kg, 605kg, $1113.20 Hilltop Park, Eld, 5, BB steers, K Makhroz, Lmk, 2, Hfd, 178c/ $575 kg, 502kg, $895 GR Suthern, Lmk, 11, Ang x SG & AC Ingram, Mlp, 4, 175c/ xlimo WR Weaners, $545 kg, 582kg, $1019.38 J & M Kennedy, JM, 8, Hfd,

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Primary School 1 FTE teaching position High School Teaching roles including; High School coordinator and Science teaching. At SMCS we strive for excellence. This not only applies to academia but through expression of our faith as well. Hence, ideal applicants will need to demonstrate a love of learning including personal growth, and a desire to excel. To apply for a position, please obtain both the relevant cover letter and application form from either our website ( or enquire at the office on 02 6452 4333. Part time and full time applications will be considered. In order to be considered for a position, applicants must: · Demonstrate a sincere commitment to Jesus Christ and His word · Have current church involvement · Have completed the application form Please drop your application at the school office or mail to: The Principal PO Box 5333 Cooma North, NSW 2630 Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any further questions.

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Train Drivers 2012 Perisher’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 seeking applications for both seasonal fulltime and seasonal casual Train Drivers to operate our rolling stock during our 2012 winter season. Applicants are required to hold a current Drivers license. Teamwork and customer service skills are essential, as is the ability to maintain concentration and to work well under pressure. If you believe you have what it takes to be one of Perisher’s Train Drivers for winter 2012, please go to and apply for the Train Driver vacancy. Applicants who are successful from interview will progress to Stages 1 and 2 of training held in blocks between 9 January 2012 and 30 March 2012. Upon successful completion of Stage 2 training you will receive the Train Driver Certificate of Competency. A Refresher course will be conducted in late May 2012 with the position of Train Driver commencing in June 2012. A pre-employment medical will also be required to be passed. Applications close Wednesday 30th November 2011. Interviews will be conducted in December 2011. For all enquires, contact or phone 02 6459 4600 Perisher is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For information about our code of conduct, staff benefits or our privacy policy please visit

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Elise Schoon Simon and family would like to thank everyone who visited Lies in hospital. Also for phone calls, sympathy cards, flowers and to all who attended her farewell.

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U16s “Brumbies” launch rep squad The U16 rep team to play at Nowra on Sunday November 20 is as follows:

Canberra Raider Sam Williams visited Cooma to participate in McHappy Day at McDonald’s last Saturday. This year marks one of the biggest years yet for McHappy Day as celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Saturday November 12 and aimed to raise a record $3 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Since the first McHappy Day in 1991, the Australian community has

A celebration of the life of Andrew Anthony John Both will be held at the Jindabyne Oval, Jindabyne commencing at 3pm on Friday 11/11/2011. (Jindabyne Memorial Hall if needed).

To apply, please forward your covering letter and CV to: Paul Corcoran - Compliance and HR Development Manager Kosciuszko Thredbo P/L PO Box 92, Thredbo 2625 Fax: 6459 4101 Ph: 6459 4100 Email

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Thredbo Alpine Resort is looking for a Property Manager to join the Property Department. This is a permanent full time position based in Thredbo. If you are looking for a lifestyle change in a great alpine environment, which is both challenging and rewarding then this position may be for you. Duties include retail lease management, lease assignments, income, expenditure and building management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate industry experience, superior communication skills, time management abilities and posses a high level of negotiation and conciliatory abilities.

L Redmond, J Moon, J Smith, L Johnson, H Roach, K Fraser, M Bruce, M Moxon, M Bowman, L Bracher, B Williams, N Keighley. A n y b o d y u n a v a i l a b l e should contact Roger Roach on 64533250.

This Saturday, November 19, will mark the official launch of local author Paula Boer’s and illustrator, R o w e n a Evans’, novel “Brumbies”. This exciting new adventure book set in our very own Snowy Mountains will be launched at the Raglan Gallery at 5:30pm for 6:00pm by local identity and former Member of Parliament, Peter Cochran.

Pictured: “Brumbies” illustrator, Rowena Evans, and author, Paula Boer with a copy of the book and their promotional poster.

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CROSSWORD Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. University workers open account with a media organisation (8) 5. Smile and take off American? (6) 10. Thickness of what's in a battery? (5) 11. On it's way by express train before the last of the men take a seat (2,7) 12. Photo captured a girl with little imagination (7) 13. Restaurant worker cooks ration behind warfront (7) 14. Easily remembered cold front tossing yacht about (6) 15. Housework takes centre of attention during State of Origin (7) 18. Clip the dog, or just some of it (7) 20. That part of the mind on the autopsy checklist (6) 24. Heat variety store in America (7) 25. Duck vehicle in a wind instrument, that's egg-shaped! (7) 26. Cow eats second, in low spirits (9) 27. To hold adequate Japanese capital, it's in 23-down (5) 28. Unconventional girl throwing her doll, for example, over an unruly mob (6) 29. Money? There's endless money in Indian food! (8)

Quick Clues DOWN 1. Renounce the throne (8) 1. Praise, acclaim (8) 5. Giant grass (6) 2. Swindle, where the victim's trust is won 10. Native dog (5) over (10,5) 11. Exhibition of wild animals (9) 3. Spotted cat (7) 12. Section of sharp bends in a 4. Maiden (6) motor-racing circuit (7) 6. Lean and bony (7) 13. Cultivation of crops (7) 7. Shop counter where goods are sold at 14. Fashionable (6) reduced prices (7,8) 15. Impress on the mind (7) 8. Number 1 or 2 in the batting order (6) 18. Public disgrace (7) 9. An animal's physical structure (7) 20. Sexual climax (6) 16. Agreement, concord (7) 24. The best possible conditions (7) 25. Inflammation filled with pus (7) 17. Government messenger (8) 26. Emotional pain or feeling (9) 19. In name only (7) 27. The Marriage of Figaro, for example (5) 21. Meat ball (7) 28. Probable (6) 22. Black religious music (6) 29. Lineage, parentage (8) 23. Gorge in the American west (6) ACROSS



Silly Cow opens at CLT! This Friday, November 18, Cooma Little Theatre will open its next production, BEN ELTON’s adult comedy, “Silly Cow”. Self absorbed and highly critical, Doris Wallace, is a features journalist on the verge of a glorious venture in TV and isn’t going to let anything get in her way, not even the silly cow, Trudi Hobson, suing her for libel. Any skeletons she may have in her cupboard are, like her bondage gear, firmly locked up - or so she thinks... The cast includes Susan Burke playing Doris Wallis, supported by Kristil-Rae Mobbs as her innocent personal assistant, Peggy; Mark Salvestro as Sidney - the arrogant ‘rough-diamond’ of an editor, Rolf Svensen as Douglas the ‘all-in-order’ accountant and Jayden Payne as Eduardo, Doris’ juvenile ‘toy-boy’. Nell Pernitsch has thrown her director’s hat back on after almost 10 years to bring you this crudely hilarious adult comedy that will have you guessing right up until the end. Performances will be on this Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th

November, all at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now from Cooma Visitors Centre - adults $20, concession $15. It should be noted, however, that this performances contains adult themes, coarse language and drug references, and is not suitable for persons under the age of 15. So get down to the Visitors Centre and get your tickets now – this show is not to be missed!

Cooma Show information day Ever wondered how exhibitors at our local shows get their cakes looking so delicious? Have you enjoyed looking at jars of jam and condiments and wondered how our local cooks can make their entries look so appealing? Or perhaps you would like to know how best to display your prize dahlia or rose? Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural Association (Cooma P & A) is holding an information day at Cooma Showground this Saturday November 19 to assist potential exhibitors in the pavilion section.

Cooma Show head stewards will be on hand to offer advise on presentation, preparation and completing entry details. Pavilion entries include: food, flowers, vegetables, condiments, fibre craft, visual arts, handcrafts, needlework, photography, farm produce/fruit and wool. The Cooma P & A encourages all exhibitors to come along and hear what the experts have to say. Children and first-time exhibitors are also very welcome. Tea and coffee will be available.

Christmas hamper Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre is having a monster Christmas hamper happening this year. Tickets are being sold on Wednesday outside Woolworths and will be set up at the markets on Sunday November 20. They will be at the December markets too, just




DOWN 1. Pilot swallows seasick pills with seasoning (8) 2. No matter what type of wine is consumed by a Melbourne team, it's a refuge in troubled times (3,4,2,1,5) 3. Party of corn-growers talk to much (7) 4. Foolishness of a Princess with nothing on in wintry conditions (6) 6. Shake up concrete and gin cocktail (7) 7. As the old and wise may say, 'Don't release fowl from jail!' (2,6,7) 8. Trip is revealing one's sexuality (6) 9. Ship worker spreading waste on the road (7) 16. Yours truly with a less disfiguring disease (7) 17. Rabble-rousing has left me a with new doggy bag (8) 19. Left by one company entrance (7) 21. Small host of Alice's tea party to break up (7) 22. Class attending assembly (6) 23. There's a kind of hush all over on the island (6)

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in time for Christmas. Tickets are $1 each with $1300 worth of prizes generously donated by the Cooma business houses. It will be drawn at the nursing home on Thursday December 22 at 1.30pm, with all proceeds going to a worthy cause, you don’t want to miss out!

Sport 31 Festival positioned as the region’s premier heritage and horsemanship event Wednesday November 16, 2011

Glorious sunshine saw in the seventh annual Snowy River Festival held for the first time at new venue, The Station at Jindabyne on November 4-6. The event attracted more than 2000 people and 200 horses across three days, experiencing and participating in the heritage event that brings to life the traditional skills of the high country stockman. The overall success of the event places the Snowy River Festival as the premier heritage and horsemanship event of the Snowy Mountains region. The new venue, The Station will ensure the Festival can grow even bigger attracting visitors from Canberra, Sydney and interstate, providing a much needed boost to the region’s summer time tourism. The signature event, the RM William’s Snowy River Stockman’s Challenge saw 79 entrants competing over the three days. Young rider John Mitchell (20 yrs old) from Tooma, NSW was the overall open Challenge winner, with past winner Lauchie Cossor (Yackandandah, Vic) second and Morgan Webb (Tumut, NSW) third. Snowy River Festival Association (SRFA) committee member Cecilia Wellsmore said the event is attracting a lot of talented young horsemen and women. “Younger riders are more educated with better access to horse training clinics. This is better for the horses and the riders and has benefited the calibre of competition. Young riders are giving the seasoned challenge riders a run for their money,” she said. The top scoring lady for the weekend was Lorraine Dutton, top veteran - Shane Easy and the junior challenge was won by Cody Ballard. The inaugural Novice Challenge was taken out by Viv Lindley. This event is staged for riders who have not previously competed in any other Stockman Challenge event and is a new event for 2011. Although in its seventh year, this is the first time the event has been held at The Station, Jindabyne. SRFA President Richard Crispin said the new venue worked very well although there were some teething problems. “Overall the event was a success with competitors, sponsors and spectators very pleased with what they saw and experienced. We have collected feedback forms and are taking on board suggestions from spectators, stall holders and competitors. These will be addressed over the coming months for the planning of the 2012 event,” he said. SRFA Vice President Tom Barry highlighted the top class demonstrations, displays and entertainment programmed over the three days of the festival. “The amount of horsemanship events on display at one location is unparalleled in this state.

Complimenting this was a fabulous heritage display, the Snowy River Art Prize exhibition, a feast of top class bush poetry and three of the countries hottest country music entertainers,” he said. A first for 2011 was the holding of the inaugural High Country Cup tent pegging competition as part of the festival program. Tent pegging is an equestrian sport practiced in many countries around the world. The 2011 Cup was awarded to the Albury Tent peggers. The 2011 Snowy River Art Prize saw a high calibre of entries across several categories including painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. This restoration of flows to the Snowy River just prior to the festival inspired a special category of ‘water’ for the art prize. This was won by Peter Bartrip with his photographic work ‘Leaves No. 4, Thredbo River.’ The People’s Choice Award was won by Gitta Steffes for the photographic work “Brumby Stallion in Lace”. Almost 200 local school students attended the festival free of charge, and were delighted by the reenactment of Waltzing Matilda by Australian Bush poetry champion Carol Heuchan. Ms Huechan hosted the poetry breakfast and judged over 100 entries in the bush poetry competition. Winner of the open written bush poetry competition was Gregory North from Linden NSW with his poem ‘Court Thought’. Perisher generously hosted the festival at The Station and will continue to work with the SRFA in the coming years to help grow the event. A special mention goes to RM Williams who were the major sponsor of the event and to Michael and Kate Barry who contributed a very generous donation. The SRFA would like to thank all the businesses and organisations who supported the Festival through cash and in-kind sponsorship. The Festival is managed entirely by a voluntary elected committee. With a fabulous display of high country heritage and horsemanship, this event is the only one of its kind in the Snowy Mountains. The SRFA believes the region needs an event like this and hopes from this new beginning that further support, sponsorship and funding will be available. The SRFA is a not for profit organisation. A date will be set for the Annual General Meeting for SRFA in the New Year. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the event is welcome to join the SRFA at the AGM. For full competition results visit www.

The stockman’s challenge tested the best.

Tent-pegging was held for the first time at the festival.

Swimming Club News The Cooma Swimming Club was the recipient of a sponsorship from the ticket sellers at the Cooma Ex Services Club recently. The Club thanks these people for their generous support along with all our sponsors during the year. Time Trials Fifty four swimmers took to the water last Wednesday for backstroke, freestyle and butterfly. 25m Butterfly. Progress to 50m Miranda and Florance McGufficke. Improvers Miranda and Florance, Ethan Hunt, Ryan Harmer, Bentley Walker Broose, Laura Hobbs, Abagail Sopniewski and Bailee Walsh. 50m Butterfly. Improvers Will Saddler, Cory Byrne, Brenna Clayton, Ella Davis, Megan Trotter, Emma and Mathew Hopkin and Natasha Froeschl. 100m Butterfly. Improvers Brett Stefani, Jonty Tapply, Jarrod Sopniewski, Josh Alford and Ben Trotter. 25m Backstroke. Progress to 50m Abagail Sopniewski. Improvers Jack and Shelly Kleven, Abagail Sopniewski, Bentley Walker Broose, Bailee Walsh, Lilly Janota, Ruby Barnes and Brock Freeburn.

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50m Backstroke. Progress to 100m Amber Martin Smith. Improvers Amber Martin Smith, Miranda and Florance McGufficke, Jasmin Statham, Noah Saddler, Chloe Trevanion, Cory Byrne, Chelsea Lunt, Natasha Froeschl, Ella Davis, Ryan Harmer and Rhys Sopniewski. 100m Backstroke. Improvers Zac Saddler, Jonty Tapply, Josh Alford, Hamish Martin Smith, Darcy and Brenna Clayton, Nikki Harmer and Daniel Hopkin. 25m Freestyle. Progression to 50m Jordan Davis. Improvers Jordan Davis, Bailee Walsh, Shelley Kleven, Ruby Barnes and Lilly Janota. 50m Freestyle. Progress to 100m Miranda McGufficke, Amber Martin Smith and Will Saddler. Improvers Jasmin Statham, Florance and Miranda McGufficke, Amber Martin Smith, Chelsea Lunt, Megan Trotter, Laura Hobbs and Ethan Hunt. 100m Freestyle. Improvers Josh Alford, Jarrod Sopniewski, Zac Saddler, Jonty Tapply, Hamish Martin Smith. Samantha Trotter, Emma Fogarty, Molly Janota and Darcy Clayton. This weeks swims are breastroke Backstroke and freestyle

Last Saturday morning was fine but a bit windy for Cooma Rifle Club’s weekly shoot from 400 yards for the start of the monthly spoon competition. Five shooters attended but two returned after one stage – Noel Barrett and Graeme Crundwell, who are both well on in years. Graeme has misplaced his front sight lens and has trouble seeing the target. The wind was mainly from the north to northeast but varied considerably. The off-rifle scores were: 1. Damien Doyle 45.3

and 49.3, total 94.6 2. Don Robb 46.1 and 48.2, total 94.3 3. Nick Skobelkin 44.2 and 44.2, total 88.4 4. Noel Barrett 44.1, single stage only 5. Graeme Crundwell 33.0, single stage only With handicaps the results were very close, Damien winning by a small margin from Don and Nick. Next Saturday morning shooting will be from 500 yards for the continuation of the monthly spoon competition.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Monaro District Cricket results Berridale vs Royal Hotel Berridale won the toss and elected to bat on a slow Nijong ground. A steady start from openers Walters (9) and Taylor (35) saw Berridale progress to 23 after 6 overs. A major middle order collapse followed the loss of Walters and in a blink of an eye Berridale were in serious trouble at 5/45 in only the 15th over. Langdon(2-28) and Fraser(2-33) doing the damage making big inroads with the ball. Freebody (57) joined Taylor at the crease and managed to halt the alarming fall of wickets through some unconventional stroke play and some poor fielding from the Royals. Freebody was dismised on 57 for after being dropped some 5 times off the bowling of McCosker (4-38) who should of had a few more wickets except for several dropped catches and some intersting field placements. Jake Riley(14) was the last Berridale batsman to fall with Berridale posting 158 in the 43rd over. Royal started soundly with Carlson (12) and Webel (7) getting off to a solid start before the loss of both openers with the score on 22. Wickets fell at regular intervals as Berridale put on a near flawless fielding display including 3 catches and a direct hit run out to Jake Riley and Mugridge(3-22) bowling a great line had the Royals in bad shape at 7/65,. McCosker gave Royal a slight sniff of victory with a quick fire 19 but lacked any real support. Corey(12) and Cohen(12*) provided nuisance value as the Royals looked to hold onto a slight hope the ever darkening clouds would provide the Royal with a washout but it wasn’t to be as Matty Bruce(2-9) wrapped the Royal tail up. Royal

finished all out for 90 in only the 31st over. As the old saying goes catches win matches and this game was proof of that!! Alpine Hotel vs Cooma Cats

Top of the table Alpine Hotel met the Cooma Cats at Snowy Oval on Saturday for a cracking game of cricket in which the Alpine stayed undefeated, defeating the Cats by 5 wickets. The Cats won the toss and quickly decided to bat, sending in the captain Asanovski and Ian Elliott. The pair slowly put on some runs, hampered by the extremely economical bowling of Josh Fraser (0/8 from 9 overs) who after a

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long spell away from the new ball quickly showed how difficult he can be for batsmen. Asanovski was the first to go after being run out got 8, leaving Hinze to cover for him. Hinze ween soon after, falling to Jacob Moon, who again showed what a classy bowler he is, also taking Wood, Gratwick and Stead to finish with figures iof 4 for 18 of 9. Elliott was dismissed for 18 by a brilliant ball from Clarke in his return, leaving the Cats struggling at 4 for 39. Johnson then proceeded to add some more runs to the total, ably assisted by Stapleton (12). Johnson was eventually dismissed for 22, after being caught on the boundary from Young’s bowling. Jack Ewart, after a long break from bowling, excelled, taking figures of 2/12. Young then finished off the tail, taking figures of 2/5. The Cats were all out for 82 from 42 overs. The Alpine opened with Regan and Ewart, with Regan being unfortunately dismissed for 2 and Ewart for 9, both off Elliott’s bowling. Tim Williams then entered and began to consolidate the Alpine’s innings, ably assisted by Josh Fraser who was eventually caught for 33 off Asanovski. Clarke and Roach both contributed 1 to the total, while Williams stayed in throughout, finishing not out on 24. The Alpine by this stage were 4 for 81, with the winning runs being hit by Young off Asanovski. Points for the day go to Fraser (3), Moon (2) and Elliott (1).

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Cooma swimmers took part in the Cooma Carnival at the weekend against visitors from Tuggeranong, Jindabyne, Cobargo, Moruya, Bega, Eden and Pambula. Most 6-7yrs swimmers had their first carnival swims and turned in fine performances all collecting places. Lilly Janota 1 first 2 seconds, Abagail Sopniewski 1 first 2 seconds, Shelly Kleven 1 second 1 third, Belle Adams 2 firsts, Jack Kleven 1 first 2 thirds, Ryan Harmer 4 firsts, Jackson Walsh 1 second and Liam Davis 1 first. 8 yrs boys Noah Saddler 4 firsts, Jordan Davis 1 third were the place getters whilst new boys Bailee Walsh and Spencer Walker Broose swam well, 9yrs girls Amber Martin Smith 2 firsts 1 second, Brenna Clayton 1 first 2 seconds collected places with Ella Davis, Chelsea Lunt and Sophie Janota swimming personal bests. 10yrs girls Miranda McGufficke collected 3 firsts with Emma Hopkins collecting 1 third.

10yrs boys were all placegetters with Will Saddler 4 firsts, Ben Walker Broose 2 seconds 2 thirds, Mathew Hopkins 2 seconds 1 third and Rhys Sopniewski 1 second. 12yrs girls Molly Janota collected 2 seconds 1 third whilst Nikki Harmer and Jasmin Statham also swam well. 11yrs girls Katelyn Patricks finished with 2 firsts 2 second whilst Molly Adams tried hard in her events. 12yrs boys Zac Saddler 4 firsts 2 second with Hamish Martin Smith 1first and 2 seconds. 13yrs/O girls Florance McGufficke 1 second 1 third and Kate Hobbs 1 second. 13yrs/O boys all finished in places with Josh Alford 7 firsts, Jarrod Sopniewski 1 first 3 seconds 2 thirds, Daniel Hopkins 1 second and 3 thirds, Jack Clayton 2 seconds and Darcy Clayton 1 third. Several swimmers travelled to Pambula on Sunday but results are not yet to hand.


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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Adaminaby race nominations for Saturday’s meeting Adaminaby Cup 1400m 1.BEE STINGER, 54, Len Hodgson 2.CARSKI, 57, Mike Petrovic 3.CLEVER HANS, 71, Rado Boljun 4.DANCING TIME, 66, Gratz Vella 5.GYPSY JACK, 57, Frank Cleary 6.MARVIEW, 52 , Trevor Sutherland 7.QUICHANG, 66, Luke Pepper 8.RIVERWINA PRINCE, 57, Amanda Collings 9.STRIKE ME HAPPY, 57, Rado Boljun 10.UNCLE ED, 44, Benny Wynen 11.ZATE, 48, Mike Petrovic Benchmark 1700m



1.ASTARFROMTATA, 31, Joe Cleary 2.BARTREV, 45, Trevor Sutherland 3.IN THE RYE, NA, Nick Olive 4.ON THE BARBY, 42, Michael Pendergast 5.PRAISE, NA, Georgie Boucher 6.RAMONE, 40,Mike Harley 7.REIN LEICA DANE, 43, Allan McRae 8.STATE CIRCLE, 49, Nick Olive 9.THE GUVNOR, 47, Kevin Byrne

1.ALWAYSAVAILABLE, 50, Philip Courtney 2.EXCHANCELLOR, 43, Rodger Waters 3.FLAMING GONZALES, NA, Katrina Rose 4.FROMTHEDEEP, 43, Bernie Connell 5.PATRICK AND D’ARCY, 39, Wendy Heise 6.SHOW GENES, NA, Trevor Sutherland 7.WEEKEND LIBERTIES, 42, Peter Wiggins 8.ZARWEEP, NA, Joe Cleary Maiden Plate 1000m 1.ANOTHER WOE, Andrew Sheahan 2.BRASILEIRO MACHO, Peter Wiggins 3.CIRCUIT, Frank Cleary 4.EATOUT, David Blundell 5.MARAUDING STAR, Robert Flanagan 6.MUGGA SMUDGE, Neil Osborne 7.ORCHARD ROAD, Bob Triplow 8.ORLANDA, Trevor Sutherland 9.SAMMY SAFECRACKER, Joe Cleary 10.SHINER MISS, Frank Cleary 11.SOLO KALIMNAH, David Kelley Maiden Handicap 1400m

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1.ALWAYSAVAILABLE, 50, Philip Courtney 2.AMERRYBRIDGE, 37, Mike Harley 3.CLANG WENT BANG, 37, Wendy Heise 4.DIVINE OBSESSION, 44 Andrew Jenkyn, 5.KALACHAL, 42, Mike Harley 6.SHORT STAY, 50, Georgie Boucher 7.SO FUSSY, 45, Colbey Hill 8.STREET TWOFORTY, NA, Trevor Sutherland 9.THE GUVNOR, 47, Kevin Byrne 10.THIRTY LOVE, 39, Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 11.TOGOLD, 48, Murray Irving 12.UNCLE ED, 44, Benny Wynen 13.ZARE, 45, Katrina Rose Class 1 Handicap 1000m

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Keith Goodwin gets a good bowl away.

John Schoon playing on Saturday afternoon.

Following play in the Triples Championship just four of the original 14 are left with a chance of winning a Major Club Event. Last Wednesday Mick Mayhew, Cobber Seears and Don Jarvis took to the green against Robbie Roberson (subbing for Peter Marsicano),Terry Croker and Peter Caldwell with a strong possibility of rain spoiling it for the players. Peter’s team got away to a great start to lead 11/0 after five ends. Don’s men then reduced the deficit and trailed 7/14 when their opposition won a six shot (maximum) end to lead 20/7 and the small audience said “that’s it”, but reckoned without the never say die attitude of Don’s team who outscored their opponents 15 shots to eight over the concluding stages to finally go down 25/28. On Saturday, Keith Goodwin, Roy Morgan and Gordon Cox played Steve Lapham, Richard Nichols and John Schoon, with John’s team gaining a good start to lead 10/2 after seven ends but Gordon’s team then started to click and piled on the shots thereafter to run out winners 30/20. Sunday morning’s play started badly for Colin Roberson as he found himself short of players and had to ring around for substitutes and was at a disadvantage from the word go. M Meillon (subbing for Jason Thompson), Dennis Sellars and Colin were up against Neil McGregor, Paul Schultz and Mark Buckley who allowed them to score on only seven ends and gain a win 35/17. Wayne Fogarty, Geoff Venables and Graham Clarke were in fine form against Jack Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell and were never headed to run out winners 24/14. Ron Wainwright, Colin Peuker (subbing for Nelson Wallace) and Jim Fletcher had an early lead on John Vincent, Tony Gray and Kim Weston. From the 16th end there were a series of threes and fours for each team ‘til Kim and Co got on top to win 31/29. In afternoon matches Peter Marsicano, Terry Croker and Peter Caldwell were expected to be pushed all the way by Ross Russell, Wayne Lodge and Mel Storta. With Peter leading 22/7

after 13 ends it gave them a great base to lodge a final attack which they did to run out convincing winners 35/15. Mat Hassall, Dan Freebody and Rod Hassall received a bye to the second round where they ran into Wayne Fogarty, Geoff Venables and Graham Clarke who allowed them to score on only two ends. Keith Goodwin, Roy Morgan and Gordon Cox had a great tussle with John Vincent, Tony Gray and Kim Weston up to the 18th end when the scores were 16/16. In the run home Kim’s team were too good and won 26/19. The final match on Sunday lined up Neil McGregor, Paul Schultz and Mark Buckley against Mario Frezza (subbing for Sergio Roncelli), Ignazio Mondello and Giulio D’Amico with Mark’s getting a good start to lead 18/5 at the halfway point and went on with it to win 33/8. In social bowls on Saturday Alan Crowe, Colin Peuker and Dennis Steinfort suffered a few early setbacks against Mike Mannile, Max Povey and Mario Frezza but recovered to win 24/16. Leanne Filips played swinging lead Rulie Steinfort and Jim Fletcher and for Robin Staples and Ron Gammon with Jim getting the money 18/15. On Sunday whilst the Championships continued Mick Mayhew and Don Jarvis had a great battle with Nelson Wallace and Lahne Wright until Don and Mick came home strongly to win 25/19. Dennis Steinfort and Judy McDonald had a battle on their hands form the start against Dawn Russell and Artur Baumhammer with the latter eventually winning 21/17. In Monaro Clubs Challenge played at Adaminaby on Saturday, Jindabyne defeated Adaminaby five points to four while Cooma scored the maximum 15 points to nil against Nimmitabel to put Cooma well out in front with two big wins. The match committee has ruled that Cooma should retain the three bonus points that had been questioned in their match against Adaminaby a fortnight ago. Point score is Cooma 29, Jindabyne 11, Nimmitabel 6 and Adaminaby 5.

Field and Game shoot results A 100 target club shoot High Gum Nev Bradey Bermagui 70/100 A Grade 1st Mark Raabe Bermagui 69/100 2nd Neil Radford Bermagui 67/100 3rd Barry Dunn Bermagui 66/100 B Grade 1st Terry Thistleton Cooma 65/100 2nd Mario Magin Bermagui 63/100 3rd Tim Post Cooma 62/100

C Grade 1st Jake Hedger Cooma 59/100 2nd Ian Bates Cooma 53/100 3rd Rodger Sands Cooma 47/100 Ladies 1st Robin Perkins Cooma 41/100 2nd Rhonda White Cooma 21/100 A good day was had by all shooters.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

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Wonderful golf conditions Golf report by Garry Atkinson Once again golf over the last week has seen fine scoring with golfers requiring over 40 points to be in the running for prizes. The greens continue to improve and so does the golf. The Klein Trophy was played on Saturday with results yet to be announced and even a one over par by club President Terry Johnson failed to win him a major trophy over the weekend. It’s a tough life on a single figure handicap! A grade winner on Saturday November 12 was Brian Turner with 41 points. Malcolm Browne in B grade had 40 points and in C grade the ever consistent Doug Parker won the day on a countback from Alan Kelly with 38 points. Ball winners went to 35 points and nearest the pin prizes were taken out by the very accurate Dave Paterson on both the ninth and the 11th. On Sunday November 13, A grade was taken out by Steve Cuff with a great round of 44 points. B grade went to Michael Newton with 41 points and C grade was won by Tony Monday with 36 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points with Steve Edgenton just getting home.

On Wednesday November 9 the mens single stableford saw some great scores with four players scoring 40 or better. Normally these scores would win on any other day but when they all occur at once the competition is tight. Kerry Blencowe showed great form to win with 41 points on a countback from Tony Monday. Ball winners went to 38 points and nearest the pin on the ninth was taken out by Mal Crockett and on the 17th Brian Turner hit a beauty to easily win the ball prize. Next week sees the super stableford shootout on Saturday, an individual stableford on Wednesday and a huge day on Sunday with the annual Ex-Services Day promising plenty of great trophies and fun on the course. Choose your tee early for the 10am shotgun start. On Thursday 17th members are required to assist with the first junior golf afternoon for 2011 with a 4pm start. Thanks to those members who have donated practise balls for the juniors to use and to those who have already volunteered to help over the 4-5 week junior afternoons. See you on the greens.

Junior golf this Thursday All is in readiness for the first of the junior golf afternoons run by the Cooma Golf Club this Thursday beginning around 4pm with registration then a lesson and game. A small fee of $5 per week will cover all necessary green fees, ball and club use and lesson. Yes, this is great value indeed. Matt Rainsford professional golfer at Capitol Golf Club in the ACT will be on hand to give individual lessons to the juniors at no charge and with

chipping, putting and long hits all to be covered, the afternoons should be great for beginners and juniors who wish to improve their game. Don’t worry if you don’t have clubs as some will be provided, don’t worry if you haven’t played before as these days are for both the experienced and the novice. Ring Garry Atkinson on 0410 603 890 for further details.

Coolamatong Golf Sunday was the return match of the Ampol Shield between Coolamatong and Bombala. After the first round played at Coolamatong earlier in the year the lead was 49 points. Bombala turned it on at home, but not good enough to wear down the points needed. Coolamatong ended up winning by 12 points overall. There was no competition at home on Sunday. Wednesday’s winner for the men’s Stableford was

Peter Clarke with 41 points. Runners up were Jason Abbott on 39 and S Cuff, a visitor for the day with 38 points. Nearest the pin went to Peter Clarke. For the ladies on Wednesday, the winner was Beth Clarke. Runners up were Donna Tuckwell and Vickii Roarty. Vickii also won the nearest the pin. Next weekend is the Delegate Open Tournament, Saturday for the ladies and Sunday for the men.

Cooma Ladies Golf Delightful golfing conditions have been most welcome after our long winter. The rain has had a positive impact on the course which is looking most enticing! Come and join us! Dorothy Bilbow has had a wonderful run of form recently. On Wednesday, ninth, she won the 18 hole stroke with a pleasing 78 net. The runner-up was Val Leitch with 80 net on a countback. Balls were won by Jenny Rainsford, also 80 net, and Misook Barnes, 81 net. 9 hole versus par was also contested. This was won by Beaty Russell with +3. Balls were won by Alice Duczynski, square, and Clare Nowland, -2 on a countback. This is a tricky game and all the ladies scores were close.

The Klein Trophy, a mixed two person aggregate stableford, was played on Saturday. Congratulations once again to Dorothy Bilbow and Greg Abraham! They ended up with 74 points. On Sunday a 9 hole stableford was contested. The winner was Dorothy Bilbow with 16 points. Gaye Wilson won a ball with 15 points. The Tura Beach Open was played last Wednesday. More time was spent looking for whales rather than balls! However, a delightful time was experienced.

The past month has been an anxious one for local skier, Thomas Waddell, as he waited to hear whether there would be a halfpipe team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics. Thomas was recently notified by his school, Jindabyne Central, that a team had been approved and that he was selected to represent Australia at Innsbruck next year. “I was pretty shocked,” Thomas said. “I was told it was most likely not happening anymore so it was a big surprise!” Thomas was nominated for a place on the team by one of his sponsor companies, Liberty. To qualify for being selected, Thomas needed to gain international FIS points. In August this year, he travelled to New Zealand to compete in the open men’s halfpipe competition at the Super Continental Cup in Cardrona. Despite being the youngest competitor in the field he finished a fantastic 19th out of 31. Thomas is also a keen slopestyle skier, previously coming sixth place overall at Cardrona in late September at the New Zealand Junior National Championships. Thomas has secured a number of other achievements in the sport including winning round one of the male grom category of the Perisher Slopestyle Series, second in the 2011

Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air , and first at the 2011 Perisher Slopestyle Series. Having just finished his Year 10 School Certificate exams, Thomas is now getting back into his strict training regime in preparation for the Winter Youth Olympics in January 2012. “I’m hoping to head over to The States in about two weeks, start training, practise getting the run I want to do in the event and learn some new tricks,” Thomas said. He then plans to go over to Austria in January for the games, which run from the 13th-22nd of the month. Thomas hopes to pursue his skiing career even further, and with Australian icons like Russ Henshaw, his outlook is certainly promising. Good luck at Innsbruck, Thomas!

Stallions set for a big 2012 The Stallions held their AGM on Wednesday November 9 and had a good roll up compared to previous years. All positions were made vacant and nominations were called. It was pleasing to see all positions were filled on the night. The new committee includes President Craig Schofield. Craig is also on the Group 16 General committee and is a Group 16 representative selector for 2012 Vice President Dean Lynch, Dean is also Group 16 Junior Vice President and on the Group 16 Judiciary for 2012 Secretary Bev Clarke Treasurer Louise Lynch Registrar Debbie Thomas Canteen Louise Lynch & Bev Clarke Public Officer Louise Lynch

Fundraising Officer Sandy Schofield It was also pleasing to see number of players, former players and former committee members from the Stallions and Fillies volunteer to be on the General Committee. These include Nic Moon, Jon Clark, James Salvestro, Anna Steel, Tara Barnes, George Ryder, Alicia Clarke, Simon Bolton, Chippy Boller, Tony Clarke and Greg Stokes. With a new committee now formed there is a lot of work to get through before next season. The first job for the new committee is to call for interest in the coaching positions the 18’s, Reserve grade and First grade for 2012. The applications will close on Friday December 9.

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Happy 25th birthday Cooma Bocce Club members were partying on into the night on Saturday as they shouted “Buon Compleanno” to commemorate the club’s 25th Birthday. Italians have always enjoyed a game of bocce and several locals had their own lane in their backyard. In November 1986 a Queanbeyan bocce club invited Cooma to bring some players from Cooma to compete against them. About a dozen people travelled down and had a very enjoyable day. During the games, John Akister who was the Queanbeyan Patron and the Monaro District’s current Local Member suggested that Cooma should build their own bocce courts and perhaps a clubhouse. John also said that he would be able to provide some crown land and a monetary grant on a $1 for $1 basis. John’s idea was taken on board by a couple of keen individuals and the word was spread throughout the community that there was a plan to commence a bocce club. At the inaugural meeting on December 8 1986, held at a local hotel, approximately 35 people were in attendance. A committee of 11 office bearers was formed on the day. The members then set out to raise money. The local community was incredibly supportive and many individuals contributed $100 to become foundation members of the club. The number sought was 100 Foundation Members and before they knew it, the club had $10,000 in the kitty! Mr Akister was as true as his word and this figure soon doubled to create a whopping $20,000. Several foundation members were also local businessmen who generously donated materials as well as their labour. One particular gentleman was nicknamed

Cooma Cup 2011 results

The Final of the Cooma Cup was extremely exciting to watch with both teams playing a really professional game. The two teams were both from Sydney, one being the Dural Club and the other the King Tomislav Croatian Club. It was Dural’s first time competing in Cooma and they were the final winners with a nail biting finish finding them down by one point on the final end. Their final two balls were bowled perfectly, the first bringing them even with the opposition and the next tipping the scales to a finals win. The game was played in a wonderful spirit of sportmanship and when it looked liked Dural were doomed to fail one of their players threw a bocce which perfectly hit and took the jack out of play making the end void - from this shot the team went on to eventually win first prize. Some Italian spumante was used to toast the winners and runners up and everyone was excited by the wonderful competition that they had witnessed. The Sydney players left at approximately

Father Christmas for his ongoing generosity. Now that there was money available, the club’s construction began. The land provided was covered in huge ti trees and the first job was to clear the area. The courts were of course the first thing built, followed by the introduction of walls, a roof and then the rest of the clubhouse. Despite the initial absence of any shelter the keen local bocce players still played in all kinds of weather. People reminisce on a time when members worked on the construction and then finished the day with a game of bocce and when the light faded they put their car headlights on and kept on playing in the fog and freezing cold ‘til, on several occasions, around 4:00am. There was no proper plans used to build the club, it was more or less a trial and error process where rooms were added or altered during the building stages and decisions made gradually. Once the basis of the facility was completed, various additions were made including a kitchen, a bar and as an afterthought the functions room upstairs. Nowadays, the club has approximately 60 members. Not all of these members are still active but they still support the club and go out to socialise and have a delicious meal. The current committee now has some new younger faces, which has created a fresher outlook for the club. It has been an excellent 25 years of bocce in Cooma, maintained by the persistent hard work given by the many volunteers who have kept the club alive until today.

The Cooma teams did well this year with one team placing fourth. Players are pictured with chairman of Cooma Ex-Services Club, Doug O’Donnell.

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6pm to travel home, after two full days of play, but two of the Melbourne teams were reluctant to leave the hospitality of the Cooma Club and one of their players volunteered to cook spaghetti for dinner. His offer was accepted and they then produced home made preserved meats, cheeses and bread which was consumed whilst he prepared the pasta. A big, tiring, weekend for the committee was enjoyed by all workers, players and spectators alike and it was a tired President and Secretary who eventually closed the doors late on Sunday night and went home for a well deserved rest. Winners were Dural Club: Mario Iezza - Tony Scotti - Guido Belmonte - Guerrino Bandiera. Runners Up were King Tomislav Croatian Club: Vrca - Maras - Milic - Tresoglavic. (No christian names were provided).

Dural Club winners, Mario Iezza, Tony Scotti, Guido Belmonte and Guerrino Bandiera.

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Cooma Bocce Club celebrated its 25th anniversary last weekend with the playing of the Cooma Cup. Pictured, competitors assess the lie of the bowls. A competitor gets his bowl airborne and Beppi Tonini and Margarhita Zasso at Saturday night’s presentation dinner. See more, page 35.

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