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Pictured at the dedication service are, from left, Member for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly, Cooma RSL Sub-branch president Peter McMahon, Brigadier Brian Dawson and committee members Stan Howard, Denis Minehan and Rob Barnes A new war memorial was dedicated at a short service in Cooma on a rainy Saturday morning. The memorial, at Monaghan Hayes Place, was unveiled by Brigadier Brian Robert Dawson AM CSC. The memorial recognises our country’s involvement in overseas conflicts since 1975. These include Namibia, Kuwait, Cambodia, the Balkans,

Somalia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. Brigadier Dawson, now director general of general affairs for Defence, received a Conspicuous Service Medal during his service in Somalia, so his speech was not only from the heart but also from experience. Also attending the ceremony was the Member of EdenMonaro, and Parliamentary secretary for Defence, Mike


Kelly who announced approval had been given for striking a new medal for Korean War veterans. The new memorial was built largely through volunteer labour by members of the Cooma RSL Sub-Branch, with financial assistance from the Federal Government.


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Last weekend was a time of celebration for the owners and staff of the Alpine Hotel, Cooma. The weekend marked the end of eight months of renovation at the hotel, which saw a complete makeover, from top to bottom. Pictured enjoying a celebratory drink are, from left, Anke Seears, Cheryl Toole licensee Bill Smith, Roger Toole and Richard Seears.

Best rain for years brings minor floods Rainfall Up until 9am Monday, Cooma had received 45mm of rain, with another 34.5mm recorded to 3pm. This included 26mm over the weekend and another 19mm from 3pm Sunday until 9am on Monday morning. Cooma had been on a ‘flood warning’ from Friday, but Monday’s rain was the heaviest recorded for a few years. Cooma’s SES said on Monday they had been “run pretty ragged” as they were contacted by local residents and businesses experiencing troubles caused by the rain. Some businesses were issued with sandbags on Friday in anticipation of flooding but at the time of The Monaro Post going to press, these had not been required, although local causeways were closed due to an increased water flow.

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Police A ute towing grain bin got into difficulty on Friday in the wet conditions. The trailer started swerving around and the driver wasn’t able to control it so he pulled over near Chakola Road, only to discover the rear wheels had come off the axle. Emergency services attended the scene and no causalities were reported.

Police are continuing with their investigations. Police are urging anyone who thinks they have received a fraudulent phone call to contact them. A number of local businesses have been receiving phone calls from someone asking for them to advertise in their magazine for the police force or the ambulance service. Police advise not to give out any private information to these people and if they are genuine they will go through the correct channels. Ambulance An eight-year-old boy slipped and fell off a bobcat in Jindabyne at about 5.30pm on Saturday. The bobcat was stationary at the time, with the boy playing on it. He was taken to Cooma Hospital and then transferred to Canberra hospital with a fractured forearm. A single vehicle accident occurred on the Monaro Highway between Nimmitabel and Bombala last Monday. The female driver aged in her 20’s was uninjured when the car she was driving went into an embankment.

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SR Festival to move to Jindabyne The best and boldest riders will muster at The Station, Jindabyne, this year to participate in the Seventh Annual Snowy River Festival, following a decision by the Management Committee to locate the Festival and Stockman’s Challenge to that venue for the next five years. A spokesperson for the committee said that “while the decision was not easy, it was in the long run the only logical one we could make when all factors were considered.” “The Station venue solves a lot of problems that the committee encountered in the past, but, more importantly, presents a great opportunity to expand and improve the event which has become a major showcase for the display of our Snowy River Heritage, including the type of horsemanship that inspired Banjo to pen his world famous poem”. “ With the support of the community and the backing of the Station Resort, this event has the potential to become nationally or even internationally recognised. We are already part of the Triple Crown Event with Corryong’s Man from Snowy River Bush Festival and the Murrurundi King of the Ranges events.” The committee encourages anyone interested in assisting with the 2010 festival to contact them and get involved. info@ However, teh Dalgety community is not happy with teh decision. Resudent Julie Pearson said she was disappointed with the decision. “At the outset Tom Barry expressed the Committee view that the Committee owned the event and that they would decide where the event would go. ‘“Pay your $5 for a vote”. Tom has said

that there would be a heritage fund from profits to go towards a heritage centre…. in Jindabyne. “The Committee said the event needed to either grow or get smaller. If the Festival is making a loss, ask the question why? Does that not say something to you about the ability to manage a larger event? Is that reason enough to take it away from the community that started it? “I know how hard it is to run events but sometimes you have to operate within your means. “There is a history behind the Festival and that was to create a community event “on the Banks of the Snowy River” promoting our history, heritage and Snowy River Recovery. There has been much government funding to get the event off the ground. “The committee might see it as a large horse event but I believe there to be a lot more to the Festival than the Snowy River Challenge. There seems to have been a lack of communication and honesty to members and the community at large about the decisions and reasons for those decisions. There was obviously an agenda by some of the committee well in advance

of the recent turn of events “The committee needs to think what they will have left when the event is taken away from the Snowy River and the community that makes the event what it is. “I have nothing against the Station Resort. I understand that they are a business operating to make a profit. The snowy mountains community also have their interests and I would prefer that they (Jindabyne, Berridale and Dalgety) were the beneficiaries of increased trade from festival activities. It is small business and community groups that keep our community going all year. “Whilst the Station is closed in the summer months most of the small businesses of our region stay open to provide much needed hospitality and services to visitors. Why can’t the Festival understand the degree of disquiet among the community when an event that was started by the community for the community is being taken away from them”, Mrs Pearson said.

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Jindabyne mourns the the early hours of Friday death of Bill Needham morning, February who passed away in 5, 2010 in Canberra following severe pneumonia contracted last November and the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease. Born on September 5, 1938, in Randwick, followed by an education in Kingsford, William Thomas Needham served a plumbing apprenticeship. This led to a trip to Europe and an introduction to skiing. Then as a member of the Army Reserve, he spent some months in Mt Hagen, Papua New Dietary requirements Guinea. The love of skiing upon request took Bill in the company Danielle’s On Main, of Chris Randall, Paul just look up the stairs Duggan and Dennis Fitzgerald to Canada 121 Sharp St, Cooma Ph: 6452 4488 where for several years

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he worked on Ski Patrol. In 1973 he joined the Professional Perisher Ski Patrol. This enabled him to plumb in summer for Perisher resort and ski professionally during winter for the next few years. Jane Munro, then a horse-riding teacher at Valhalla Lodge, captivated Bill and in 1976 they were married on February 14, 1976 at Gaden Trout Hatchery. Bill and Jane didn’t realise it was Valentine’s Day until many years later. Their son Jason joined the family later in 1976, followed by sister Kate in 1978. In 1977 Bill became the inaugural member of the Jindabyne Pistol Club and later the Shooters Party. As a Mother’s Day present, he presented Jane with a 410 shot gun whilst living at Lot 2 Nettin Circuit when “Little” Mick joined the family. Twenty years ago the Needham family moved to Lakewood Estate. Mick joined the family plumbing business in 2000. With Mick keeping things ticking over, Bill was proud to take Jane to Canada for a ski holiday in 2001. Bill retired in 2008 so he could to continue his enjoyment of skiing, golf and keeping a straight aim at the Pistol Club, and spend some time with his gorgeous

grandchildren, Jessica, Georgia and Casey. Over 120 people, including those from Jindabyne, the South Coast, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne, joined the family to farewell Bill at Canberra’s Norwood Crematorium on Wednesday February 10, 2010 His children, Jason, Kate, Michael, and wife, Jane, shared their fond memories of him and in absentia (having been delayed by lighting at Tullamarine Airport) friend Binky

Henderson described Bill as having a dry sense of humour, a man of few words, amazing blue eyes, a great mate, a fabulous skier who battled Parkinson’s Disease with dignity and determination. The following afternoon his friends who couldn’t make it to Canberra, held a wake for him at the Station Resort. Bill Needham’s epitaph is “He was ever his own man, true and honest.”

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Funds to help platypus, native rat Business development manager for Bombala Shire Council, Karen Cash, was ecstatic last week when informed of a $69,608 grant to protect platypus habitat in the Delegate and Bombala Rivers. Member for Monaro, Steve Whan has also welcomed the grant. Mrs Cash said she was ‘very pleased’ with the outcome of the grant application for the area. The grant will allow the protection of the platypus in the rivers and also allow further development of the platypus promotion. The fund will help remove unwanted willow, broome and blackberries from the area and allow more research onto other flora and fanua in the platypus area, she said. “It’s just wonderful”. The funding will also allow for some ‘paid’ employment instead of just volunteer work. Environmental Trust funding was also allocated to the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) to restore an area of alpine and sub alpine wetland within Kosciuszko National Park. This grant totalled $98,000. Mr Whan said “The Bombala Shire Council project, entitled ‘Restoring our Waterways to Make our Playtypus Happy’, involves restoring river corridors along parts





of both rivers to improve the platypus habitat and water health and quality,” he said. “A major part of the project will also be to nurture community support for better management and protection of our waterways. “It will build on and support existing efforts by some active local landowners and farmers who have demonstrated stewardship for large parts of our waterways. “Platypuses are an important part of the environment in the region and it is important that we look after the habitat they live in.” He also welcomed the funding to DECCW, which will be used to rehabilitate the Rock and Creek wetland system in the Perisher Valley, which is listed as a Threatened Ecological Community. “This wetland system and its surrounding vegetation provides habitat for threatened plants and animals including populations of the Broadtoothed Rat,” Mr Whan said. This latest round of funding from the NSW Environmental Trust program aims to help develop ecologically sustainable ideas for complex environmental problems, restore and rehabilitate degraded environments and fund innovative environmental research.

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By Narelle Allen Now some might say that the people at the Numeralla Folk Festival were hallucinating when they said they had found jellyfish in the Badja River, but they were right. The jellyfish are of the freshwater variety and are found in about 100 places in Australia, although this is the first documented species to be found in the Badja. “So sporadic are these little critters, that these ones that were discovered near Numeralla may even be a new species, world renowned jellyfish expert Dr Lisa Gershwin said. We still won’t know for a couple of weeks as the specimens are at present in formaldehyde, ‘setting’”, to be able to be transported to Dr Gershwin in Tasmania. She thinks they may be a previously undiscovered species as they have been described to her as being blue in colour and most freshwater jellyfish are white or clear. Freshwater jellyfish are not related to the saltwater variety and there are thought to be about a dozen different species of freshwater jellyfish around the world at present, but new species are still being discovered. Their sting is very mild to nonexistent, although young children and people with sensitive skin or allergies to stings may suffer some irritation. It is the opinion of scientists that the jellyfish are transported to different locations on birds’ feet, in the polyp stage, being bi-phasic in their

reproduction, the polyps then produce the jellyfish. The polyps are extremely small and invisible to the naked eye but once the jellyfish are born they are approximately the size of a five to 10 cent piece, with a lace-like appearance. The jellyfish eat small aquatic invertebrates and larvae, including mosquito larvae and are thought to have no natural predators. They are more commonly found in summer in large numbers and each group of jellyfish appear then disappear within a few weeks, either not appearing again in that location or not for many years. After the current rainfalls in the Monaro region the Badja River jellyfish have long gone, with only the samples collected remaining.


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Ball proceeds to support Monaro students The Monaro Ball Committee has donated $4000 – proceeds of its bi-annual ball – to the Monaro Education Foundation (MEF) to assist local students who are heading off to further their education at university or TAFE. Outgoing president Clare Buckley said the Monaro Ball Committee had made many contributions to local charities and causes during its 29-year history – a fact of

which members were extremely proud. ‘This year we felt proceeds, of what was another fantastic ball, should go to our region’s young people. The Monaro Education Foundation provides immense support to students and is a deserving community initiative,’ Mrs Buckley said. In receiving the donation, Foundation Treasurer Jono Forrest said the donation

would be invaluable for its beneficiaries – our kids. ‘We all know about the problems that some regional and rural families face, but sometimes these young people, who all have big dreams and aspirations, do miss out on pursuing tertiary education because of the financial balancing act. ‘Our foundation ensures that the

tyranny of distance is more manageable by contributing to the cost of books and other living away from home expenses. This year the Foundation will be assisting local students with more than $18,000 of funding”, Mr Forrst said.


Jacquie Schofield and Clare Buckley of the Monaro Ball Committee presented a cheque to Jono Forrest and Mandy Reeks of the Monaro Education Foundation.

Rural councils to meet Rural and regional councils across the state will have the opportunity to bring critical issues to light during a series of meetings with the NSW Shires Association over February and March. The Monaro councils will meet in Queanbeyan on February 25. Topics to be discussed include the modernisation of Local Government, water buybacks and water sharing, waste and emergency services levies, and recognition of Local Government in the Australian Constitution. President of the Shires Association Cr Bruce Miller said the meetings which are broken up into divisions according to geographic area - will help the Association shape its policy for the coming year. “The issues faced by rural councils are vastly different from those experienced in metropolitan areas, so it’s important I get out there and

experience these issues firsthand,” he said. “2010 will no doubt bring about a range of challenges, but I know we’ve got the commitment, the passion and the initiative to meet them head on. “Drought and reduced water availability is obviously a major issue for us this year and I’ll continue to ensure our voices are heard on both state and federal levels. “We know that our river systems are in desperate need of protection, but so too are our rural communities, so it’s important to balance these needs. “Any decisions made by other spheres of government relating to water availability must be in consultation with councils, and must take into account the social impacts on communities as well as the environmental effects.” Recognition of Local Government in the Australian Constitution will also be an important discussion point.

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Riposte - Lisa Ashurst Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find something which you had in your hand just moments before and only put down for a second to answer the phone or something... and then it’s like, gone? I mean seriously, where did it go??? I have to admit I found myself on the “where-is-it?” merry-go-round just recently over my sunglasses. I eventually found them when I realised I was actually wearing them. Look, I don’t know how I missed it either but there they were, on my face. It happens though, I have seen people practically tear the place apart looking for something they had just a second ago, then put down and it’s vanished. I had a flatmate when I lived in Sydney who could lose anything at the drop of a hat but his best effort was the “where the %#@* is my wallet!” morning. I was working at the kitchen table (my desk back in those days) while he flung himself from his room to the kitchen to the lounge to the kitchen again, his room again etc. This went on for several minutes but it wasn’t until he started rummaging noisily though the freezer, the cupboards, the oven (?) and under Puss in Residence (at the time) that I downed pen and

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Whoever coined the phrase “it never rains but it pours” was obviously a Monaro resident. Likewise, Dorothea McKellar must have spent a bit of time on the Monaro, our sunburnt country which is also “a land of flooding rains”.

But isn’t it funny how, after a long decade of drought, a couple of days of rain has some of us wishing it would dry up? Others, of course, have been searching frantically for their raincoats, oilskins and/or gumboots.

The spiders which had taken up residence in The Postman’s gumboots were unceremoniously evicted earlier this week - and that was just so poor old Postman could wade through the drips that appeared through the roof, etc.

But other lovely things have happened with the rain mushrooms have popped up, gum trees are in flower and gardeners have been able to fertilise their gardens without needing to turn on the hose to water it in. Lovely!

Most importantly, the amount of rain the Monaro has received has seen ground water levels pick up and the steady soaking variety has set the Monaro up for a pretty good autumn. Just as soon at the deluge stops, the tractors will be kicked into action and pasture sown. Beauty!

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Additional gravel re-sheeting is currently underway on the Captains Flat end of the Jerangle Road. This work is being carried out in conjunction with the scheduled maintenance grading for Jerangle Road.

Council is renewing a section of footpath on Mittagang Road in front of the cemetery. The asphalt section pictured here was constructed with material supplied to Council by Tropic Asphalt from their transportable patching plant currently located at Schmits Quarry.

OTHER ROADWORKS UNDERWAY OR PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY ARE: Maintenance grading on Springfield Road Pothole Repairs on Bobeyan Road Town and rural sign maintenance

AUSTRALIA DAY WORKING PARTY INVITES PARTICIPATION Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s Australia Day Working Party is very pleased with the 2010 event across the Shire, and looks forward to the big day in 2011. If you are interested in becoming a community representative on the Australia Day Working Party, please contact Cooma Visitors Centre on (02) 6455 1742 for information.

HERITAGE WALK 3 MARCH 2010 Cooma-Monaro Shire Council is planning to host a Community Heritage Walk in Cooma on Wednesday 3 March, to develop and continue community interest in our Shire’s heritage. The one-hour walk will be free of charge, and will be led by Council’s Heritage Officer, Pip Jovanelli with Strategic Planning staff. There are only 20 places for participants to join this walk, which is hoped to be the first of many. Watch this space for more information about how to register to participate.

BREDBO RECYCLABLES AND WASTE COLLECTION SURVEY As the current arrangement at the Bredbo Transfer Station has been identified by residents as “high risk” in regards to entering and exiting the facility from the main highway it has become necessary to seek alternative options. Council is currently undertaking a survey in Bredbo to assess the safest option for the villages recycling and waste disposal service. Option one: A full kerbside weekly service at an additional charge of $185.00 per annum, $3.60 per week, in line with Cooma rate charges. Option two: A weekly collection point within the village limits of Bredbo on Saturdays between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. This service would be self-haul to the recycling and waste vehicles and would service household waste and domestic recyclables only without incurring any extra charge. Option three: Move the Transfer Station entrance 2km south and upgrade the old highway to enter and exit the existing Transfer Station. This would incur a cost to Council in the vicinity of $80,000. Council welcomes your comments and suggestions on this matter to provide a safe and cost effective service. Copies of the survey are available from Bredbo General Store or from Cooma-Monaro Shire Council offices. For further information, contact (02) 6455 1921.




The winners of the 2009 Discover Cooma photographic competition have had their beautiful images printed on a range of brand new postcards, representing Life on Monaro. The postcards, now for sale at Cooma Visitors Centre, make excellent souvenirs and wonderful greeting cards – suitable for visitors AND for locals alike. Come in to see the cards, depicting the photographic art of a number of local people, and stock up on supplies. Watch this space for information about a 2010 Discover Cooma photographic competition.

Pictured are Council staff repairing a pavement failure on the intersection of Polo Flat Road and the Saleyards Road.

The recent rain has not put a flow in the MacLaughlin River and unfortunately Nimmitabel is still on Level 6 Water Restrictions (Domestic use only). We hope the local gardens gained a good refresh after the rain last week. Council will continue to cart water to Nimmitabel for garden watering purposes and domestic use if needed. Photograph by Judy Goggin

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS… Sharp Street was closed briefly on Tuesday 9 February after a large tree dropped a branch which fell across half the street. Council Works and Recreation staff had it removed and opened to traffic in a short time. The trees along this street will be included on a list to be inspected by an arborist in 2010.

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Wednesday February 17, 2010

Meet Dodds Hotel’s new team Daniel Shirvington and Jason Fomiatti are the new managers at Dodds Hotel in Commissioner Street and have big changes planned for the hotel. Daniel and his family moved to Cooma from Sydney in 1997, and finished his last three years of high school here. After working at various jobs in Cooma for a few years Daniel decided to move back to Sydney where he worked for Cadbury as a sales representative. He also lived and worked in Canberra for Cadbury before deciding he wanted to move back to Cooma to be closer to his family, friends and AFL football team the Cooma Cats, with whom he has played with for more than 10 years. The opportunity to manage

Dodds Hotel then arose and after consulting with his lifetime friend Jason Fomiatti, they both decided to take on the challenge. Jason is Sydney born and bred, but is a keen snow skier and is looking forward to the coming winter season. He has spent much time here over the years visiting Daniel and his family. Jason was a sales representative in Sydney as well as working behind the bar at his local golf course prior to moving to Cooma. Since arriving in Cooma Jason said everyone has been very welcoming and friendly and he is already settled in and feels at home. The boys took over the lease on February 1 and plan to utilise the function room more thoroughly by

giving it an update and making it more inviting as well as opening up the bistro. The accommodation area will also receive an update, making the range everything from low budget, back packer style to more up-market accommodation, catering for all budgets.

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two games at the moment, so come along and have a game of darts. Dodds Hotel will be hosting their grand opening over the weekend of March 12 and 13, with a DJ and lots of prizes and giveaways. Pictured above, Daniel and Jason.

Swine flu to hit early this year Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS) is renewing the call for parents and carers to vaccinate their children against the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in preparation for a potentially severe influenza season this year. GSAHS Vaccination Co-ordinator Alison Nikitas said last year’s pandemic had a strong impact on the community and it is likely that Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 will remain the predominant influenza strain in 2010. “During 2009 children in the zero to four age group had the highest rate of hospitalisation from H1N1 with 269 cases being admitted to hospital in NSW - over 21 per cent of all H1N1related admissions,� Ms Nikitas said. “The vaccine was approved for children aged six months to ten years in early December 2009. With many children now beginning or returning to daycare, preschool or primary school, it is the perfect time for parents to get

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Foxtel is currently being installed in time for the upcoming football season, which can be watched on the big screen in the function area. They plan to also add some good old fashion pinball machines and a big buck hunter game. Darts are also being played and the Dodds team is two wins from


Will be held this Sunday, 21st February At Centennial Park

Come down and inspect the stalls 9am to 1pm Enjoy a fillet steak, sausage or rissole sandwich, tea, coffee and drinks at the ROTARY FEED BIN

The markets are held in Cooma on the 3rd Sunday of the month Casual and new stall holders are invited Insurance can now be arranged Contact Market Coordinator Dave Holgate PH: 0438 884 092

their families vaccinated. “A poster outlining the importance of vaccinating families has been distributed to registered childcare providers and councils throughout the state, as well as all Area Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS). “The latest NSW health survey indicates about 20 per cent of people in NSW have been vaccinated against Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza. “Anyone wishing to protect themselves against Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza should visit their GP or AMS and ask for a free Panvax(r) vaccination. “Children and their parents can also be vaccinated at most community health centres and some councils are providing the vaccine at childhood vaccination clinics.� “Some supplementary public H1N1 vaccination clinics will provide the vaccination over the next four weeks in areas where access to a GP or AMS is limited. The clinics enable the whole family to easily get their free vaccination. “The Northern Hemisphere experienced an early start to their influenza season with the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus being the predominant strain of circulating influenza. H1N1 continues to circulate widely through many countries and is expected to be the predominant strain in Australia in the 2010 Influenza season.� “An early start to Australia’s influenza season is likely, which is why being prepared and getting your family vaccinated against pandemic influenza before the influenza season starts makes sense. “Although the vaccine is strongly recommended for those who are most vulnerable to infection from pandemic influenza - the very young, pregnant women, Aboriginal people and people with chronic medical conditions - everyone should be vaccinated to protect themselves against pandemic influenza,� Ms Nikitas added.


Wednesday February 17, 2010


Annual Lions art exhibition The Cooma Lions Club, celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, also celebrated its 17th annual art show at the Raglan Gallery on Saturday. More than 100 artists entered the competition this year. Left: Bruce Canavan has been immortalised in Sylvia Walls’ painting which won the best acrylic award.

Top left: water-colourist Diana Coventry with judge Lucy Culliton (left) and Diana’s winning exhibit. Bottom right: Greg Williams and judge Lucy Culliton with Greg’s ‘best picture’ exhibit.

Kim knows her machinery Kim Simpson with some of her equipment at Cooma Tool and Plant Hire. The business also has aspirations to purchase a stump grinder, a wood chipper, horse float, portable shower, electric eel sludge pump. Local lady Kim Simpson has recently taken ownership of Cooma Tool and Plant Hire in Vale Street. Kim has been in the area for a number of years, and has had a great deal of exposure a variety of machinery. “I’ve lived in Cooma for 33 years, and my first exposure to machinery was from the age of four, when my family’s idea of daycare was spending my days at our quarry at Dromore riding around in a loader. The family then continued to operate crushing of sand plants in Cooma, Jindabyne, Tumbalong, and Collector until recently,” Kim said. Kim has had experience dealing with small business in the past. “I ran Monaro Magiclean for seven years and decided that with three growing ‘money gobblers’ and an already successful and self sufficient company that I needed to find something that I could be passionate about. “One could say that Brett and my own roles are unorthodox, but it works and our excitement about Cooma Tool and Plant Hire grows with each new purchase and every piece of positive feedback that we’ve received. “I’d love to go out and get everything and more that I need and want for the business, but our new acquisitions are doing fantastic for now,” Kim said. At this stage, Cooma Tool and Plant Hire have added a concrete grinder, a Kanga ride on mower, a one tonne excavator, a 16” demo saw and a mobile cool room. The business also has aspirations to purchase


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a stump grinder, a wood chipper, horse float, portable shower, electric eel sludge pump. Cooma Tool and Plant Hire have goals to expand the hire range to further accommodate and convenience the local population and hopefully become busy enough to create employment. “Both goals benefit our communities economy as well as the quantity and quality of time I can spend with the family,” Kim said.

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Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to on display. $1200 is the cost of a shelter box, which can save join me as I explore some of the social events and community ten people, a wonderful invention. happenings in our region.I Cooma Rotary members invite you to inspect the shelter box If you would like to tell me of your special event or you have next Sunday, in Centennial Park. community events coming up please phone me on 64523137, mobile 0434352992 or email Enjoyable holiday Joo-Siew and Patrick Kwan after working many long hours in All about shelter boxes the snow season have just enjoyed a short holiday in New York We have all heard about shelter boxes with the Haiti disaster and more recently spent time in Singapore with family. but many of us still do not know what a shelter box is. Back in Both enjoyed New York very much taking in all the sights 1999 Tom Henderson, a Rotarian watched a news report of yet and amazed at the immense size of all they saw. They found another disaster and seeing loaves of bread unceremoniously residents very friendly and helpful and hope to return one day. thrown from the back of a truck upset him to see such an Joo-Siew particularly enjoyed the shopping and the huge undignified way to support these unfortunate people who had variety of goods to choose from. Arriving in Singapore they lost everything. So Tom set about to develop an emergency spent time with family and caught up with many friends. shelter in the form of a ‘Shelter Box’, which contains a tent Another busy year now lies ahead for them. to accommodate ten people and is equipped with cooking utensils, lifesaving equipment, blankets, mosquito nets, a basic University of the third age tool kit, children’s packs etc. Each shelter box is individually An important reminder to members to please attend the annual numbered so sponsors can track exactly where the box has General Meeting next Friday the 19th at 11am at Dodds to vote been delivered. on a new committee. Since 2001 shelter boxes have provided shelter, warmth and This is a very important organisation and to keep it running dignity following 80 disasters in more than 50 countries thereby members must be prepared to nominate for committee assisting more than 800,000 people. positions. Next Sunday at the Rotary markets there will be shelter box The outgoing president Lyn Last has done a remarkable devoted three-year term. New members always welcome and application forms are at the library and Cooma Health and Bulk Foods, Vale Street. Dalgety Show, so much to do! faster, pull harder, run faster, carry Popular local bush balladeer, Ernie more and roll better than anyone else Men’s breakfast Constance will be performing at the and enter the Snowy River Tyrepower Cooma combined churches will hold their men’s Dalgety Show, Sunday March 7. Teams Challenge. breakfast on Saturday March 6, 7am, at the You can catch Ernie near the Prize money for the challenge is Salvation Army Hall, Mittagang Road, Cooma. Guest speaker is Patrick Cole former Australian barbecue hut and spend some $600. Also an additional $50 bonus High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands. You time listening to songs, all written plus perpetual trophy donated by are cordially invited to hear this very interesting by Ernie, from his newest album, Gordon Litchfield Wool for the fastest speaker. “Milestones” wool bale rolling team. Cost is $7 for hot breakfast and $4 for a light Like to pan for gold? Then look While you’re at it, how about a breakfast. out for the gold panning man and try team for the Arthur Costello Tugyour hand at panning. O-War. There’s $700 cash and a Feast of poetry How would you like to win $300? perpetual trophy to be won. The feast of poetry is in its seventh year and has Entries in the Commonwealth How are you progressing with your been a great success especially encouraging Bank Rural Achiever Award close logo? There’s $100 prize money for people as young as seven to submit poems to the on February 20. Go to www. the Logo Comp. winner so get your annual competition and receiving entries from all for your entry entries in. Entry form and rules are around Australia. form. on the Dalgety Show website. Owing to resignations and/or members moving away new committee members are needed and How strong are you? Rustle up a an invitation has been extended to anyone wishing team of eight friends who can push to join the committee (male or female). You don’t have to be a poet just a desire to help the running of this organisation and of course all positions are voluntary. Please phone Lucy on 64525546 if you are interested.

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Rate rises undermine confidence Statement by Executive Director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has pointed to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance figures as underscoring the impact of the successive interest rate rises in the closing months of last year. The executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said the 2.8 per cent national seasonallyadjusted decline recorded in December was proof of the degree to which the rate rises imposed by the Reserve Bank had served to undermine consumer sentiment.

equating to just five dwelling units is welcome,” he said. Mr Miller also expressed concern at data contained within the latest ABS release which indicated that not only were consumers being pressured by concerns about rising interest rates but also by the actual size of the financing they were required to obtain. He said the ABS data had noted that the average loan size

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for all owner occupied housing commitments had risen to $283,000, while the average loan size for first home-buyers had risen to $290,100. Mr Miller said that it was to be hoped that the Reserve Bank continued to adopt a cautious approach to monetary policy noting the continuing uncertainty in the global economy particularly with respect to sovereign debt.

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He said the data also validated the industry’s concern about the impact of the rate rises on the ability of the Australian home building industry to regain and sustain momentum moving further into the first half of 2010. “What this data confirms is the degree to which consumers were spooked by the interest rate rises last year and the debate around the likelihood of further rises,” Mr Miller said. “In those circumstances we believe the Reserve Bank acted sensibly in leaving rates on hold this month.”

3 br comfortable house in Mila district, 28 paddocks, fencing in good order, undulating to hilly, granite & slate soils. Watered by Mila Boggy Ck, dams, rainfall 650mm. Well watered situation in favourted district of Southern Monaro, suitable for all sheep & cattle production.

Looking at the data for the Canberra, Mr Miller said that he was pleased to not that number of owner occupied dwellings finance in the ACT in December had defied a national downward trend b y increasing by a very marginal 0.5 per cent.

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“In circumstances where consumer sentiment undoubtedly took a battering, even a marginal rise

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AUCTION Date: Friday 19th March 2010 Time: 2pm Location: Coombah Lounge, Cooma Ex Services Club

Offering a brick building in the main CBD of Cooma. The property comprises of two levels with the ground floor featuring 3 large office areas, 2 interview rooms, a reception area, waiting room disabled toilet and disabled access. Secure storage is also available. The first floor comprises 3 more large office areas, staff amenities room, male and female toilets secure storage areas and access to a front and rear balcony. The total land size is approx 249m2 with the building area approx 380m2. The location is perfect and also has two car parking at the rear of the building. A large number of items are included in this sale these include workstations, chairs, printer stands, filing cabinets, tables, lockers, fridge, microwave and a number of sundry items.


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42 Woolalla Street 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 Car $195,000

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Australians continue to ignore the most basic rules of home security, with many taking a very cavalier approach to such elementary tasks as locking doors and windows, research from leading national home, motor and travel insurer AAMI has found.

five (20%) say deadlocks are not always used and onein-four (24%) fail to lock their windows. One-in-three (32%) openly admit they intentionally leave the front or back doors open despite being aware that this is probably not the smartest thing to do.

The nationwide survey found that a significant threein-ten (31%) still do not have deadlocks on their external doors and a similar proportion (34%) do without window locks.

“Unfortunately, these days we can’t take such risks anymore,” Mr Noldus warned. “Particularly in summer, people are leaving the front door unlocked, with only a fragile screen door as protection and the alarm off, while they cool down in the back yard. In many cases, windows are left open for fresh air and to combat the summer heat, even when residents are out.

According to AAMI Corporate Affairs Manager Yves Noldus that oversight is an invitation to crime. “With approximately 250,000 Australian households becoming the victim of a break-in each year, people really shouldn’t be making things even easier for burglars by leaving doors and windows unsecured,” he said. And those who do have the necessary locks, often forget to use them, AAMI’s research indicates. One-in-

“It is very easy in those circumstances for an opportunistic burglar to quickly storm inside, grab whatever is in reach and make a quick escape. With people routinely leaving their car keys in plain sight, often near the door, that could mean the family car is gone too.”


COOMA - MONARO DISTRICT “Braeside” and “Connemara” Aggregation 489 hectares freehold or 1208 acres Situated 38km north west of Cooma, 22km Adaminaby, good grazing land with Caddigat Creek Frontage “BRAESIDE” PRICE: $750, 000

Situated on the outskirts of Berridale, this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom family home is nestled on 10 acres of fully fenced land. A garage/2 car carport with additional garaport adjoins the house via fully landscaped extensive cottage gardens. The property is ideally catered to the horse enthusiast with 20x60m arena, stable complex, featuring 2 x 5m x 5m boxes, float & hay storage, tack up area and tack room. This property offers a quality of lifestyle that would suit the horse enthusiast / professional, keen gardener, or someone just wanting a lovely peaceful property with plenty of space for the kids and animals. Call Natalie Martin-Remmert on 02-64563766, 0412045573

487.2ha freehold, undulating to hilly open country with light scattered gums. Quality basalt, red loam & shale soils, contains natural herbage with old pasture improvement mainly clovers & phalaris, 15 paddocks, 2 creek frontages, dams & troughs, large 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms, 60 years old, mature trees & garden, 4 stand sharing shed, stock yards, hay & shelter shed.

“CONNEMARA” PRICE: $250, 000

A 2ha rural small holding situated within Braeside. Established trees in house paddock, large 4 or 5 bedroom brick home, 22 years old, verandahs on all sides, colorbond storeroom/carport.

Comments: the above two blocks can be purchased as a whole or individually. The grazing property has been held by the Mackay Family for over 100 years. It is well situated, handy to Cooma, snowfields, National Park and Lake Eucumbene. For further particulars or inspection by appointment contact:

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But the risk taking doesn’t stop with absent locks, forgetfulness and negligence: a stunning one-in-five (18%) admit they have conveniently left house keys under places like doormats and pot plants, somehow believing burglars won’t look in these obvious spots. “Putting all these findings together it would appear that few Australians actually lock their doors and windows without putting their keys on a platter for any passing stranger,” Mr Noldus said. “Given the little cost or effort it takes to get these security basics right, it is hard to understand why we choose to run the risk of losing valuables or, worse still, find ourselves confronting a burglar faceto-face,” he concluded.

Ph: 6452 2554 Mob: 0438 384 216 View: • 3 generous sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. • Large study or 4th bedroom. • 3 bathrooms including a modern ensuite to main bedroom. • In slab floor heating. • Great outdoor entertaining areas. • Spacious open plan living / dining area, and a modern, stylish kitchen. A bright and clean feel throughout this home located in the favourable area of Zalka Heights and backing onto peaceful bush land.

i/("3*(0w$"4&:43% #3&%#0  • Well positioned farm of 150 ac, just 15km from Bredbo. • Potential for sheep and cattle grazing or small scale cropping. • Mixture of creek flats, undulating country and natural bush land. • Excel. fencing, plus steel yards. • Neat 4 b/room home on property, with wood heating. • 4 bay machinery shed. A great small acreage with living opportunities perfectly nestled in a picturesque valley, with all of the hard work already done!


&-*;"#&5)45 $00."  • 1960s weatherboard home. • 4 generous sized b/rooms, 2 bathrooms. • 2 large living rooms, including bar and pool table area! • Ducted gas heating. • New carpet throughout. • Well presented with manicured lawns and gardens. • Located in a quiet part of town. Perfect for first home buyers or those interested in an investment property. A beautiful family home in great condition.

#6$)"/1%& $00."  • Solidly construsted double brick home. • 3 large b/rooms. • Large living area. • Spacious kitchen and bathroom. • Fully fenced backyard sheltered by private bush land. • Single garage with electric door. • Great quiet location. • Loads of potential. A lovely solid home, perfect for the first home buyer or an ideal investment opportunity.

CONTACT SHANNON FERGUSSON PH: 02 6452 1027 M: 0429 788 143 A/H: 02 6452 7802

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162 CASEYS RAOD, BREDBO “Ngarigo� is a well positioned small farm of 150 acres, set in a quiet picturesque valley under 15km to Bredbo and the highway leading to Cooma being just 35km and Canberra just 45mins. This is a beautifully set up property ideal for Sheep and Cattle grazing with excellent potential for small scale cropping and pasture improvement as a fair majority of the country is arable. Made up of granite in shale country with great mixture of creek flats, undulating grazing country and some natural timbered bush areas. Water is well provided for with dams and an electric bore pumping to troughs throughout paddocks. All fencing is in excellent condition and a good set of steel cattle yards. Excellent improvements are provided with a very neat 4 bedroom home with spacious living areas, wood heating and reverse cycle air conditioning, well maintained gardens and 4 bay Machinery shed.


“Nagarigo� offers a great small acreage living opportunity with all the hard work having been done, and allows the Canberra commuters great opportunity to live on beautiful acres within driving distance.

ASKING $480,000 Contact Bill Wilkinson Agencies on 6452 1027 for more information or to arrange an inspection.

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Reduced to $238,000


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199 Sharp Street

Room to Grow

63.9HA (158 acres) comprising open grassland, lucerne and some natural timber. THE HOMESTEAD is a solid masonry 3 B/R design with 3 living areas. High ceilings and big rooms throughout. BUILDINGS include a 2 stand shearing shed, covered yards, hay shed, steel cattle yards, garage, meat house, bunk room WATERED by 7 tanks, bore and creek(very reliable)


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LOOKING TO GET ON THE PROPERTY LADDER? 5 GOONDA ST, COOMA ‘Under instruction from the mortgagee’, this home is to be auctioned on 13th March 2010. When you are looking to start your journey on the property ladder or maybe after that investment, this could be the property for you. Set on approximately 600 m2 and a short walk to both primary and secondary schools. 3-bedrooms, 2 with built in robes, separate toilet. Gas heating and hot water. Single garage plus garden shed. Rear lane access. Open for inspection: Saturday 20th February 2010 12:30-1:15pm Saturday 6th March 2010 12:30 - 1:15pm

To be auctioned on site, Saturday 13th March 2010 at 10:30am. Call Michael: 0438 521 379 26 Sharp Street, Cooma

Ph: 02 6452 7999

Chelsea Coffee Lounge Dramatic Price Reduction Listening to offers around the $50,000 mark

The Chelsea Coffee lounge has a reputation for fresh food and friendly service. Located in a busy area of Cooma this cafe has certainly proven to be a popular eating spot for

breakfast, brunch, lunch or a peaceful cup of coffee. The reputation of the Chelsea is well known amongst locals and tourists alike and would prove a profitable small business for a couple. The vendors have decided due to health reasons to drastically reduce the price and will now listen to offers above $50,000



A/C Est. P. Evans Nimmitabel

¡ Watered by Bobundara Creek ¡ Set cattle yards ¡ Road frontage ¡ Renowned cattle/sheep production AUCTION DATE: FRI FEB 26TH 2010, 11AM VENUE: COOMA EX-SERVICES CLUB, VALE ST COOMA ¡ For inspections and further information contact the selling agents



172 Sharp St Cooma Ph: 6452 4155 A/h: 6452 4726 Mob: 0402 470 422

For more information or to arrange an inspection phone Boller & Co on 6452 4155

A Gracious Two Storey Mawson Home - Historic Cooma Street



‘Under instruction from the mortgagee’ this home is to be auctioned on 27th February 2010.

Versatile is the best word to describe this roomy residence. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms PLUS a separate, self-contained flat. You can use it for in-laws, receive a second income, work from home, use the flat as a parents’ retreat, guest accommodation or even for the noisy teenagers. FEATURES INCLUDE: 3 bedrooms with BIR and en-suite in main, timber kitchen, large living area, fully self-contained unit, front and rear gardens are well maintained, large workshop at rear with toilet, covered BBQ area, under cover car parking OPEN FOR INSPECTION: Saturday 6th February 2010 11:30 - 12:15 Saturday 20th February 2010 11:30 - 12:15 To be auctioned on site, Saturday 27th February 2010 at 10:30am Ph: 02 6452 7999

26 Sharp Street, Cooma


BOLLER & COMPANY Your property people

172 Sharp Street, Cooma Phone: (02) 6452 4155

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Saturday 20th February on site at 12 noon. All inspections through Boller & Co Real Estate

Class Corner

Wednesday February 17, 2010


2010 Kindy Kids Delgate Public school The 2010 school year began again this year on Thursday January 28. A warm welcome to our three new kindergarten students: Jaidyn Clear, Zayne Phillips-Jones, and Brigid Dunn. The kindergarten students will have Ms Wood as their teacher this year. The Delegate Public School community wishes the new students all the best while settling in during their first year at school.


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The Delegate School Kindergarten students for 2010: Zayne Phillip-Jones, Brigid Dunn, and Jaidyn Clear.




3 1. Berridale Public Schools kindergarten for 2010. 2. Nimmitabel Kindergarten, from left, Maggie Waldren, Michael Day, Toby Incher-Jones and Jesse Ross. 3. Adaminaby’s new kindergarten students. 4. Jordan Wiggins from Cabramurra Public School. 5. St Patricks, Cooma, kindergarten. 6.Cooma North (not in order):Lauren, Nathan, Amelia, Sariah, Jake, Breanna, Lane, Liam, Brooke, Memphis, Brock, Hollie, Saxon, Clare, Deana, Jacob, Reuben, Benson, Hannah, Tyler, Angela, Jake, Neve, Tyla, Gennay, Chloe, Jessie, Claire, Sophie, Amelia, Lethanyal, Alicia, Marcus, Brianna, Coen, Bwen, PJ 7. Cooma Public: front:Jacob, Ryan, Paige, Jamieson, Jacory, David, Ebony, Darcy. middle: Doron, Crystal, Montana, Justin, Crystal, Cooper, Deepali, Tirone. back: Tristan, Lilly, Jack, Gabby, Raymond, Liarna, Liam, Oscar. Absent: Emma and Ryan.

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As well as this majority of those at Summit Smash Repairs are locally born and bred and know this area well. The latest equipment and technology are also in use at Summit Smash and are handled by a team of specialised tradesmen. Located at 41 Holland Rd Polo Flat, see Summit Smash for all your panel beating needs, and efficient service, or call on 6452 3360 or 0428 360 637.


Wednesday February 17, 2010

Volunteering in Laos - a labour of love

Working as a volunteer abroad was an experience Denise Allardice had always considered. The opportunity came just over two years ago when she and her partner Gavin Scott under the auspices of CARE Australia through Volunteering for International Development for Australia (VIDA) took on the challenge of a two-year engagement in Laos as part of Australia’s foreign aid programme. Recently Denise spoke to members of the Jindabyne Branch of the Country Women’s Association about life in Laos. Below is an outline of her experiences in this impoverished country. Following a fairly short training period in Australia and medical checks, together with 50 other participants who were sent to 20 or more countries, they were was sent away with a comprehensive first aid kit due to the very basic health facilities available in Laos. Laos, with a population of six million, is a landlocked country bordered by Myanmar (Burma), China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It is considered the poorest nation

in South East Asia. Officially a Communist country with three tiers of government, it operates from royalties received from mining of gem stones and logging by foreign internationals. There is very little income from taxation. Health and health care is poor amongst the Laotians due to diets deficient in vitamins and protein. Avian influenza, HIV Aids, poor sanitation, water borne and tropical diseases further erode public health. Life expectancy for both men and women is estimated to be fifty four years. Infant mortality is high – in Vientiane about 50 percent per 1,000 and in rural areas 35 percent of all children die before the age one. ( The average annual income is $450USD. Agriculture is very much subsistence farming with the main crop being sticky rice. People hunt game in the forests which were heavily bombed by the Americans during the Vietnam War. A key objective of CARE Australia is to teach the population on how to grow crops and farm animals. Once in Laos, help was

given to find appropriate accommodation which was to be covered by the $100 weekly wage paid by the Australian Government. In Laos, CARE Australia has an overseas staff of 100 with the 95 percent balance being local employees. There are a number of aid agencies working in the country and the “ex pat” community was very supportive. CARE Australia’s key role is to build the capacity of the people they work with. Gavin was employed as a finance officer

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with the job of rewriting the finance policy. Denise was engaged in preparing policies on Human Resources and Marketing and then researching current labour conditions and laws. Having worked for a number of years for Kosciuszko Thredbo in a management position, it took Denise six months to wind down to the slower tempo and to understand the culture of the work place where there was no questioning and difficulty in obtaining feedback. While Gavin and Denise

worked a five-day week, with 15 public holidays a year in Laos, they took every opportunity to see the country by loading their mountain bikes on a bus. If the distance was too great in the time available, then a plane was the other option. In a patriarchal society, the Laotians follow the Bhuddist faith combined with a form of ancestor worship. However, it is women who hold the purse strings, work in the fields and provide food for the family. Because of their role in society, Care Australia focuses on educating the female population including the young girls, as a way to improve the health of the impoverished nation. With an annual mean temperature of 35 degrees Centigrade, with 90 percent humidity during the wet season, the lack of hot water in the apartment did not prove a problem. Very light clothing and open footwear was the order of the day. Shopping took place on a daily basis at the markets where there was plenty of fruit, vegetables including cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes. Fish came from


fish farms on the Mekong with barbequed carp being popular. Drinking water was delivered in containers to the house each day. Having been a colony of France up until 1949, the French influence remains in Vientiane in the form of excellent French bakeries and architecture. VIDA runs an Australian Youth Ambassadors programme as well as providing 40 Laotian students a year the opportunity to study for a degree or a trade in Australia. While in Laos, Denise and Gavin attended an alumni night with 800 Laotian graduates from a wide range of courses. VIDA welcomes applications from volunteers for its work in developing countries and especially those with medical and agricultural skills. Gavin and Denise were so stimulated by the work that they have signed up for another tour of volunteering. They are about to up a three to four month engagement in East Timor. The Monaro Post wishes them all the very best in helping our under privileged neighbours.

Pictured, Denise Allardice and Gavin Scott.

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Children’s Programs. Planet Science. (G, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Jeeves And Wooster. (G, CC) Collectors. (G, R, CC) The Bill. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. World’s Greenest Homes. (Final, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Catalyst. (CC) Seven Ages Of Rock: What The World Is Waiting For – British Indie. (Final, M, CC) You Only Live Twice. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (CC) Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (G, R, CC) Movie: Five Easy Pieces. (MA15+, 70, R, CC) Movie: The Flying Irishman. (b&w, G, 39, R) Artists At Work: Pan. (M, R, CC) Agony Aunts With Clive Robertson. (G, R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (G) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (M, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) The Biggest Loser: Couples. (PG, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G, R) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Biggest Loser: Couples. (PG, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) Gibbs and the team are called in when kids stumble upon the body of a missing marine. White Collar. (Return, M, CC) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) Jesse Duplantis Ministries. (G)

6.00 Japanese News. 6.15 Chinese News. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray. 9.15 WorldWatch. 2.30 Darwin’s Lost Paradise. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 Going Bush. (G, R, CC) 4.00 Classical Destinations: Rome & Naples (Respighi, Rossini). (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 6.00 Global Village: Under The Spell of Horses – India Pt 2. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 James May’s Big Ideas: Power To The People. (Final, G, CC) 8.35 As It Happened: Hitler’s Bodyguard – Early Attempts On Hitler’s Life. (PG, CC) The 1920s saw a growth in the number of bodyguards surrounding Hitler and the fledgling Nazi Party. Narrated by Robert Powell. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Vixen Academy: How To Be A Bitch. (M, R) 10.40 Movie: Ardour. (MA15+, 02, R) 12.40 Movie: Oculto. (MA15+, 05, R) 2.45 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

6.00 Chinese News. 6.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. AC Milan v Manchester United. From San Siro, Milan, Italy. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. (G, R, CC) 3.30 Taxi School. (G) 4.00 A Fork In Australia. (G, R) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 6.00 Global Village: Chinese School – Hard Beginnings Pt 2. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Rex In Rome. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 The Killing. (New series, M, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.05 The Killing. (M) 11.10 Movie: Turtles Can Fly. (M, 04) 12.50 Movie: Australian Rules. (M, 02, R, CC) 2.35 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 Korean News. 5.30 Japanese News.

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Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Basketball. WNBL. Elimination final. Basketball. WNBL. First semi-final. Bombora: The Story Of Australian Surfing. (PG, R, CC) Nigella Express. (G, CC) Gardening Australia. (CC) News. (CC) Bed Of Roses. (PG, CC) Holly becomes involved in a protest against a butter factory that locals suspect is polluting the water supply. News. (CC) The Bill. (PG, CC) DCs Banks and Webb investigate the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl and discover that her boyfriend’s father was murdered by her father. Blue Murder. (PG, R, CC) After the body of a child is found in a drain, it is up to Janine and Richard to unravel the mystery and identify the child. News. (CC) Dalziel And Pascoe. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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Kim Possible. (G, R, CC) Handy Manny. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) The Saturday Club. (G, CC) Legend Of Enyo. (C, CC) Trapped. (C, R, CC) Home Improvement. (G, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. V8 400. Qualifying, Top 10 Shootout and Race 1. From Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hosted by Matthew White, with commentary from Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife and pit reporter Mark Larkham. Australia’s Greatest Athlete. (PG, CC) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Movie: Flushed Away. (G, 06, CC) Movie: Raising Helen. (PG, 04, R, CC) Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack. A young woman’s carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she becomes responsible for her sister’s three children. Movie: Predator. (M, 87, R, CC) Movie: Assassination Tango. (M, 02, R) Home Shopping. (G)



6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Born To Be King: Prince Charles At 60. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Basketball. WNBL. Second semi-final. 5.00 Connected By Light. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (R, CC) 6.30 Collectors. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG, CC) 8.50 Monty Python: Almost The Truth – The Lawyer’s Cut. (M, CC) Part 2 of 2. 9.50 Compass: The Almighty Dollar. (G, CC) 10.20 The Genius Of Photography: Documents For Artists. (PG, R, CC) 11.20 Movie: A Man For All Seasons. (G, 66, R, CC) 1.15 Movie: Forget Me Not. (b&w, G, 36) 2.25 Movie: Annabel Takes A Tour. (b&w, G, 38, R) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 3.55 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Kochie’s Business Builders. (Final, G, CC) Bush Doctors. (PG, R, CC) According To Jim. (PG, R) Ironman. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Series. Round 5. From North Cronulla, Sydney. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. V8 400. Qualifying and Race 2. Australia’s Greatest Athlete. (PG, CC) Mercurio’s Menu. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG, CC) Air Ways. (PG, CC) Bones. (M, CC) Castle. (M, CC) An art dealer is gunned down in his gallery. Scrubs. (PG, CC) Air Crash Investigations: Behind Closed Doors. (PG, R, CC) Hot Auctions. (G, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



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Children’s Programs. Designers. (G, R, CC) Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Travel Oz. (G, CC) Talking Heads. (CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (CC) Fakes. (M, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Movie: Big Combo. (b&w, PG, 55, R, CC) Gagadju: Timeless Land. (G, R, CC) The Navigators: Baudin Vs Flinders. (PG, R) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Imagine Me & You. (M, 05) Surgery Saved My Life: Vampire Tumors. (M) Come Dine With Me. (G) Raggs. (P, R, CC) Go Go Stop. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) Desperate Housewives. (M, CC) Losing Mike takes its toll on Katherine. Gaby grows wary of John’s intentions towards Ana. Brothers & Sisters. (M, CC) Having just returned from France, Sarah distracts Kitty with tales of her romance with a French artist. Royal Pains. (M, CC) 30 Rock. (PG, CC) Blue Heelers. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



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Children’s Programs. Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Trek: Spy On The Wildebeest. (Final, PG, R, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour. (G, CC) QI. (CC) Artscape: Kronos Quartet In Conversation. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (R, CC) The Chaser’s War On Everything. (PG, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Good Game. (M, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Sacrifices Of The Heart. (M, 07, R, CC) Surgery Saved My Life: Shattered Nerves. (PG) Come Dine With Me. (G) Raggs. (P, R, CC) Go Go Stop. (C, R, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) My Kitchen Rules. (PG, CC) Grey’s Anatomy. (M, CC) Brothers & Sisters. (M, CC) Ghost Whisperer. (PG, R, CC) Samantha Who? (PG, CC) Blue Heelers. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



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6.00 Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) 6.30 Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) 7.00 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. Day 7. Hosted by Ken Sutcliffe, Cameron Williams and Leila McKinnon. 2.00 Horse Racing. Blue Diamond Stakes Day. From Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) 7.30 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. (CC) Day 7. Eddie McGuire presents a review of the day’s best action. Events may include: alpine skiing, men’s super g; skeleton, men’s and women’s; ski jumping, men’s individual long hill; figure skating, ice dance. 10.30 Movie: The Perfect Storm. (M, 00, R, CC) 1.05 Movie: Firecreek. (M, 68, R) 3.05 The Baron. (PG, R) 4.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.00 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. Day 8.

6.00 Netball. Diamonds Tour. First Test. England v Australia. 8.00 Toasted TV. (G) 8.30 Scope. (C, R, CC) 9.00 The Lost Children. (C, R, CC) 9.30 Dex Hamilton. (C, R, CC) 10.00 Hit List TV. (PG) 12.00 Landed Music. (New series, PG, CC) 12.30 Out Of The Blue. (PG) 1.00 Escape With ET. (G) 1.30 Saving Babies. (PG) 2.00 Life Is Wild. (PG) 3.00 It’s Me Or The Dog. (PG, R) 3.30 The Biggest Loser: Couples. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Sports Tonight. (CC) 6.00 Malcolm In The Middle. (G, CC) 6.30 Movie: Never Been Kissed. (PG, 99, R, CC) 8.40 Movie: X-Men. (M, 00, R, CC) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. 10.50 Football. (CC) AFL. NAB Cup. Round 1. Sydney v Carlton. 12.50 Hell’s Kitchen. (PG) 1.50 Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) 2.00 Infomercials. (PG, R) 4.00 Bayless Conley. (G) 4.30 Leading The Way. (G) 5.00 Hour Of Power. (G)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. Day 9. 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Hi-5. (P, R, CC) 4.00 The Shak. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG, CC) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG, CC) 8.30 The Mentalist. (M, CC) As they are filmed for a documentary, Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a mayor’s aide. 9.30 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. (CC) Day 9. Eddie McGuire presents a review of the day’s best action. 12.30 WIN News. (CC) 1.00 Snowboard Show. (PG) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 2.00 Matlock Police. (M, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. Day 10. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. (G) 3.30 Hi-5. (P, R, CC) 4.00 The Shak. (C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.10 WIN News. (CC) 6.30 Cricket. (CC) Twenty20 International. Australia v West Indies. From the SCG. Commentary from Mark Nicholas, Ian Healy and Michael Slater. 9.30 XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010. (CC) Day 10. Eddie McGuire presents a review of the day’s best action. 12.00 Snowboard Show. (PG) 12.30 20/20. (CC) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 2.00 Division 4. (b&w, M, R) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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WorldWatch. The Full Monteverdi. (G) The Horses Of The Louvre. (G, R) The Question Mark Inside. Every Picture Tells A Story: The Tempest. (G, R) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Absolute Zero. (G, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Monster Moves: 100 Ton Train. (CC) Iron Chef. (G, CC) RocKwiz. (PG, R, CC) Music quiz show, featuring Canadian singersongwriter Jeff Martin and Australian vocalist Tina Arena. Each celebrity performs one of their songs backed by the RocKwiz Orkestra before combining for a duet. Movie: Blueprint. (M, 03, R) Franka Potente, Ulrich Thomsen, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason. In the near future, a woman who is the clone of her mother, a gifted pianist, struggles to find her own identity. Shorts On Screen. (PG) NEWStopia. (PG, R, CC) Matrioshki: Thai Sex Trade. (MA15+, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music.

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (M, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (M, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, R, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Huey’s Cooking Adventures. (G, R) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Biggest Loser: Couples. (PG, CC) Good News Week. (M, CC) Guests including Eamon Sullivan, Tom Gleeson and Tripod engage in a satirical look at the week’s news. Hosted by Paul McDermott. Ross Noble’s Australian Trip. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) The Poker Star. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 The Torture Hunter. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Baby Boom To Bust: Grey Tsunami. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 The Crew. (G, R) 5.30 Futbol Mundial. 6.00 Global Village: The Market Of The Poor. (G, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters: Myths Redux. (PG, R, CC) 8.35 Man Vs Wild: Andes Adventure. (PG, CC) In the Patagonian Andes, adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls faces many challenges including crossing a glacier, working his way through a maze of caves, and searching for food. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 The Fixer. (M, CC) 10.55 Entourage. (M) 11.20 Wilfred. (MA15+, R, CC) 12.20 Movie: Grave Of The Fireflies. (M, 88, R) 2.00 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

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WorldWatch. A Fork In The Road. (PG, R) Walk Like A Man. (PG, R, CC) Cycling. Australian Track Championships. From Adelaide Super-Drome, South Australia. Speedweek. UEFA Europa League Highlights. UEFA Champions League Magazine. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Highlights. The World Game. Thalassa: Hong Kong’s Marine Police. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Lost Worlds: Unsinkable Titanic. (CC) Dateline. (Return, CC) The Love Of Money: The Age Of Risk. (G, CC) Part 2 of 3. A behindthe-scenes account of the global financial crisis of 2008. Movie: Napola. (MA15+, 04, R) Movie: Joint Security Area. (AV15+, 00, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: The Cuckoo. (M, 02, R) 2.45 Spacefiles: The Universe Unveiled: Quest. (G, R, CC) 3.00 If Only. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 Going Bush. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Wine Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 6.00 Global Village: Chinese School – Olympic Fever Pt 1. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Insight. (Return, CC) 8.30 Big Love. (M, CC) The Henricksons deal with repercussions of the road trip. Alby’s wife Laura tries to improve her status at the compound. Joey plans to marry Kathy, but discovers the idea doesn’t appeal to everyone. Nicki spends some time with her boss. Margie receives help from her neighbour. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hot Docs: Rough Aunties – Saving Children’s Lives. (M, CC) 12.00 Movie: Warchild. (MA15+, 06) 1.45 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 Korean News. 5.30 Japanese News.


Class Corner

Wednesday February 17, 2010

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Cooma Lions Club 50 years of Community Service

Celebrating 50 years of Lions work in Cooma President’s message As the Cooma Lions Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Charter this month, I feel proud to be the current custodian of the club gavel, which has been handed down through the long line of past presidents you see recorded. This pride reflects an outstanding record of voluntary service to the community of Cooma and district. In turn, the community, particularly the tradesmen, contractors and business houses, has been generously supporting our club’s projects in cash and kind for 50 years. On behalf of all who have benefited from this support, we extend our grateful thanks to our many benefactors. An outstanding example of this

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generosity is the Cooma Hotel’s 100 The Lions Club’s contribution is to percent sponsorship of the Lucky all sell the tickets and distribute the Joker Competition conducted every entire proceeds to the six nominated Friday night at the hotel. organizations: Sir William Hudson

Geoff Simpson President 2009/2010

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Memorial Centre, Yallambee Aged Hostel, Cooma-Bombala Legacy, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and the Cooma-Yamaga Sister City Youth exchange project. So far, more than $50,000 has flowed to these organisations. It has been kindly recognised that Cooma has been well served by its Lions Club. That reputation has been earned by the collective efforts of many members both past and present, whose contributions I am proud to acknowledge. Fifty years have passed – we now look forward to the next halfcentury.

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Cooma Lions Club 50 years of Community Service

50 years of helping our community In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s schooling for intellectually and physically handicapped childen on the Monaro and Far South Coast as provided by a local

community organisation, Pine Lodge Opportunity School. It enjoyed great community support but in the 1960s struggled to attract

and retain teachers due to the acute housing shortage generated by the Snowy Mountains Scheme influx. The Cooma Apex Club had been instrumental in the erection of a school for Pine Lodge (now Monaro Family Day Care AMMP Centre) and in 1961 the new Cooma Lions MEMBER FOR EDEN - MONARO Club undertook to solve “Working hard for Eden-Monaro” the teacher housing problem.


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In partnership with the then only local radio station 2XL, the club ran a 12 hour radio appeal. There was no TV in those days and 2XL was a genuine community station listened to by virtually everyone. The appeal was an outstanding success, raising sufficient donated cash, materials and trade labour to build a neat weatherboard house and garage.

Club members and helpers set to with enthusiasm and the keys were handed over to Pine Lodge with great ceremony in mid 1962. The house was sold in the 1980s when special education was integrated with the NSW public schools system. The house at 12 Buchan parade still bears the Lions Club plaque on the gatepost.

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Top: formworks start on the Southern Cloud Park; above, the opening of the teacher’s house in 1962. Cleve Maher and Rev Frank Woodwell.

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Cooma Lions Club 50 years of Community Service Chartered Charter President Sponsoring Club: Clubs Sponsored: Bombala

12 February 1960 John Mack Canberra City Bega, Jindabyne, Adaminaby,

Presidents – Since formation 1959-61 John Mack, 1961-62 Cleve Maher, 196263 Bryce Peddie, 1964-65 Klaas Jeltema, 1965-66 Len Neilson, 1966-67 Otte Rohde, 1967-68 Tony Mackenzie, 1968-69 John O’Brien, 1969-70 Bob Russell, 1970-71 Ray Terry, 1971-72 Keith Newham, 1972-73 Henk Plaat, 1973-74 Ray Haase, 1974-75 Jack Christie,

1975-76 Russell Fox, 1976-77 John Field,1977-78 Bruce Gorman, 1978-79 Ian Mould, 1979-80 Walter Manthey, 1980-81 Tom Frece, 1982-83 Leon Solari, 1983-84 Alan McPhie, 1984-85 Peter Burn, 1985-86 Chris Tucker, 198788 Bob Naylor, 1988-89 Ivars Freimanis, 1989-90 Rod Govett, 1990-91 Keith Bottom, 1991-92 Ron Knight, 199293 John Evans, 1993-94 Mick Mayhew, 1994-95 John Field, 1995-96 John Neilson, 1996-97 John Davey, 1997-98 Tony Kaltoum, 1998-99 Max Perry, 1999-2000 Ken Filmer, 2000-2001 Tony Kaltoum, 2001-02 Chris Reeks, 2002-2003 Jack Knott, 2003-2004 Terry Kaufline, 2004-2005 Dean Stapleton, 2006-2007 Roger Toole, 2007-08 Ron Jaa Jaa, 2008-2009 Chris Reeks, 2009-10 Geoff Simpson.

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The formation of the Lions Club of Cooma in 1959 saw 13 different nationalities represented among the 32 charter members. This international flavour added a special vitality and has been preserved as a proud tradition of the club. Twelve of the club’s presidents have come from other countries. The Cooma Lions Club was formed on September 16 1959, when Lions members from Canberra and Queanbeyan travelled to Cooma to address a group of business and professional men with a view to forming a club. On February 12, 1960 the Lions Club Charter was presented to our first president, John Mack. During its 47 years existence, the Cooma Lions Club has been a very active one and the members can take pride in many achievements of benefit to the community. The club has also sponsored four new Lions Clubs, Bega, Jindabyne, Adaminaby and Bombala) and hosted four district conventions (1972, 1979, 1994 and 2007). Some of the better known projects undertaken by the Cooma Lions Club are: the Lambie Street Preschool kindergarten, the Pine Lodge teacher’s residence, the Aviation Pioneers memorial and Southern Cloud Park, the Lions Park, the pine tree

plantation on Mittagand Road, the Cooma Cemetery project, the Lions Lookout, Cooma east playground equipment, Nijong netball courts, Centennial Park playground equipment, the repainting for the Salvation Army Store, the picnic shelters at the Murrumbidgee River and the large park on the land fronting Mittagang and Yallakool Roads. Perhaps the most interesting project of the Cooma Lions Club was the Aviation Pioneers Memorial, erected in 1962. It was prompted by the discovery in the Snowy Mountains in 1958 of the wreckage of the Southern Cloud, lost on a flight between Sydney and Melbourne in 1931. After burying the remains of the Southern Cloud victims and erecting a memorial over the grave in Cooma Mittagang Cemetery, the members of the Cooma Lions Club spent many arduous hours later recovering some of the aircraft wreckage from the mountains and building the striking reinforced concrete structure which stands on the Snowy Mountains Highway in Cooma to commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of Australian aviation pioneers. continued next page.... Below: Lions Youth of the Year, Chris Jenkins.

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After 1200 man hours of effort the project was completed in 1962 and in addition, the Cooma Lions Club produced a 16mm sound film which relates the story of the ill fated aircraft. Although this filmed record was initially made for use by the Cooma Lions Club in connection with the memorial, there were soon more than 20 prints circulating in Australia and overseas. The film was also shown extensively throughout Australia by ABC-TV and many of the commercial stations. One of Cooma Lions Club’s proudest early achievements was the running of a successful 12-hour radio appeal on 2XL in 1962 to finance the erection of an urgently needed residence for the teacher for the teacher at Cooma Pine Lodge Opportunity School for intellectually

Shoot down to the local! handicapped children. With the proceeds of the appeal and the assistance of other volunteers, the Lions Club erected the house at in 12 weeks. Another construction project, the pre-school kindergarten in Lambie Street, was designed by a club member and erected by the club in 1964 with the cost being shared by the Lions Club and the kindergarten committee. One well-remembered early project was the clean-up and beautification of the Cooma Cemetery and the subsequent organisation of a permanent community trust to maintain and administer it. The Lions Club supplied the chairman and secretary/treasurer and this worked smoothly for many years until management of all cemeteries in NSW was transferred to local government.

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Cooma Lions Club holds its annual change-over dinner at the end of the financial year. Pictured is this year’s board with, in front, Chris Reeks, Tony Kaltoum, president Geoff Simpson, Chriss Tucker and Brian Farmer.

A plethora of Lions’ projects continued from previous page

The club’s largest project in terms both of effort and expenditure was the seven hectares fronting Mittagang Road and Yallakool Road in Cooma North. Commenced in 1981, development took more than four years, culminating in its presentation to the Cooma Community in February 1986. Members of Cooma Lions Club contributed 2400 man hours of voluntary labour to this project and expended $56,000 raised by the club. Added to this were State and Federal Government grants totalling $26,000 and substantial contributions and support of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and local businesses and tradesmen. Other construction projects have included Lions Park in Campbell Street, Lions Lookout near the Lutheran Church, a memorial wall and gates on the Mittagang Road side of the cemetery, a sportsground shelter building and storage building for the club’s catering van and other equipment. In 1999 the club built the Commemorative Wall in the Vale Street beautification scheme, a large project being developed to mark the 150th anniversary of Cooma in 1999 and the Centenary of Federation in 2001. The club went on to provide several further improvements in the Vale Street precinct. Assisted by public support of its many and varied fund-raising projects, the Cooma Lions club has, over the years, made numerous donations of money and equipment to local community organisations, notably

the Cooma Hospital, nursing home, aged hostel, the local schools, Monaro Regional Library and scouts. Several talking books for local blind people have been provided by the club and recently six navigator devices for the sight-impaired were donated to Monaro Regional Library. For several years now, in partnership with the CoomaMonaro Shire Council, Cooma Lions Club has run the Cooma-Yamaga sister city project which each year alternates visit by about 15 Year 11 students between Cooma and Yamaga City in Japan. Fundraising innovations in recent years have been an annual art show, large catering projects, eight editions of a very successful large print local telephone directory which the club publishes at intervals of two years, hire of snowmen and Santa figures for the seasonal decoration of the Cooma CBD and a weekly ‘Lucky Joker’ raffle in the Cooma Hotel. Lucky Joker proceeds so far exceed $50,000 which is shared equally among Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, St Vincent’s de Paul, Salvation Army and the Cooma-Yamaga Sister City Youth Exchange program. Firewood drives and other assistance to needy families have been constant activities since the club’s inception and Cooma has regularly participated in international Youth Exchange, Lions Youth of the Year and the Identikit and letters to Santa projects. The Lions’ partners have also been active with many of the club’s activities and Meals on Wheels. The club has been a major participant in many Cooma festivals and a number of Cooma Lions have made significant contributions to the wider Lions organisation.

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Congratulations Cooma Lions Club To all past and present members of the Cooma Lions Club, I thank you for your committment to and hardwork for the local community. As a fellow Lion, I congratulate you on your milestone and wish you all the best for the next 50 years. Kind regards

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In the early nineties Cooma Lions Club members determine that a more “user friendly”, locally-based phone book would be of benefit to the Cooma community and local businesses. The emphasis from the beginning was on a smaller size, larger print, and locally focused Pictured below, Lions Club members have spent many hours in directory. the last few months rejuvenating the Southern Cloud Memorial Park This decision resulted in the first book being and Aviation Pioneers Memorial. printed and distributed in 1994. Pictured at bottom, Bob Nichols and Russell Fox man the catering Its very positive reception by the van at last year’s Sir William Hudson home fete. community encouraged Lions to continue to provide the service. The Lions Club will this year produce its 10th edition. With a local focus, directory entries cover Cooma-Monaro Shire and adjoining areas in the Snowy River and Bombala Shires, including Berridale, Adaminaby, Dalgety and Ando. However the directory travels far and wide, with more than 8000 copies delivered free for each edition. It is produced every second year. Cooma Lions are proud of their directory, its ease of use and the service it provides to both residents and business.

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This includes wool packs, staples, etc. Countrywide also offers flatrate brokerage and free, six-week shearing loans, through Landmark, to help growers get their clip off and ready for sale. As an independent wool buyer, not affiliated with big companies, David is the person who makes the decisions on what he handles. Countrywide is one of only two local wool stores which does not handle “shedding’ wools, but concentrates on prime quality Merino and crossbred wool. David said he had noticed in recent years some crossbred wool has become very harsh and full of harsh fibre as a result of crossing crossbreds with shedding breeds. Pictured at right, David Abraham and Michael Connellan at the Countrywide Wool Store in Polo Flat, Cooma.

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Increased debt levels a farm reality Total lending to farmers has been steadily increasing, with total rural debt jumping $36 billion since 2000. Kondinin Group researcher Toni Nugent said funding working capital is the main reason for the trend towards farmers working with increased debt levels. “The average farm business debt increased by 18 per cent for broadacre farms during 20072008, with most of this increase coming from land purchases,” Mrs Nugent said. “The increase in farm debt also corresponds with an increase in interest-only loans and the total amount of interest subsidies paid to farm businesses through the exceptional circumstances programme.” “Debt is an inevitable element of farming and the ability to access and service that is debt crucial to running a viable primary production business.” The September 2009 Westpac and Charles Sturt University Agribusiness Index reported that one third of agribusinesses across Australia sought finance during the past 12 months. South Australia (47 percent ) and Western Australia (41 percent ) had the highest level of agribusinesses seeking fincance, while New South Wales had the lowest levels (26 percent ). More than 500 Australian farmers rated their bank’s performance through Kondinin Group’s annual National Agricultural Survey. According to the Group’s latest research,

Australian rural banking customers were generally pleased with their bank but made it clear there was still room for improvement. Participants were asked to rate their bank on a range of areas including products offered, online capabilities, the availability of their bank manager, and of course, bank fees. “A total of 552 Australian farmers reported they were happy with the overall performance of their bank, affording them on average a 70 per cent score for performance in areas such as products, service, accessibility and online banking,” Mrs Nugent said. “But banks were criticised for fees and pricing with overall performance ratings of 65 percent and 69 percent respectively.” Kondinin Group’s latest research examines what has changed in rural banking as a result of the GFC and how more competition in the agribusiness sector is prompting Australian banks to better cater for their country clients. The comprehensive report is published in the February edition of Kondinin Group’s newly launched publication Group Talk and online at Established during 1955, Kondinin Group is committed to helping farmers. With a large and diverse membership across Australia, Kondinin Group continues to invest in agriculture by providing members with independent, reliable and practical information.

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Are your rams worth a bag of lupins? Christine veterinarian

The best presented pen of Merino ewes at last Friday’s MMA commercial sale was judged to be two pens of 5 1/2 year-old Merino ewes, Greendale blood, offered by McGufficke Partners. The award , a new Akubra, was presented to Alan McGufficke by judge Bob Norton. MMA commercial president, Henry Bridgewater is pictured at left.

High value of ewes reflected in prices The first MMA sale for 2010 was held on Friday February 12. The yarding of 8,500 sheep attracted buyers from far and wide which made prices reach all time highs. The yarding of quality Monaro sheep was a credit to the Merino breeders on the Monaro being able to showcase such an outstanding run of sheep for this sale. The highlight of the sale was 1½ yrs ewes to $115, 2½ yr to $111, 3½ yrs to $120, 5½ yr to $110 and 6½ yr to $84.50. Merino wether weaners also reached $72. Buyers came from Goulburn, Crookwell, Gundagai, Wagga, Holbrook, Bairnsdale with good local support. Quotations EWES Hazeldean Pty Ltd,E,420, 1 1/2 years, Jan shorn, Hazeldean blood, MN3, 115.00; Hazeldean Pty Ltd, E,115, 1 1/2 years, Jan shorn, Hazeldean blood, MN3, 97.00; King Family Partnership, ELD, 297, 1 1/2 years, Aug shorn, Avonside blood, MN1 V, clicked Nov, AHS 8 102.00; King Family Partnership, ELD, 85, 1 1/2 years, Aug shorn, Avonside blood, MN3 V, clicked Nov, AHS 9 104.00; MJ & J Pendergast, ELD, 137, 1 1/2 years, Nov shorn, Cottage Park blood, MN3 V 110.00; JC & SK Turner, ELD, 72, 1 1/2 years, Dec shorn, Middleview blood, 103.00; AM & MG Goodwin, ELD, 90, 1 1/2 years, Nov shorn, Adina blood, Gudair vacc, 70.00; RJ Hain, ELD, 138, 1 1/2 years, Sept shorn, Gunyah blood 96.00; JR & JE Alcock, ELD,124, Aug/ Sept 08 drop, Nov shorn, Mlsd, Greenland blood, AHS 7, 81.00; TA Rumph, ELD, 158, Aug/Sept 09 drop, unshorn, Kerri Kerri blood, mulesed 56.00; AM Reid & Co, LMK, 115, 1 1/2 years, June shorn, Greendale blood 104.00; WH & RJ Boate, BWA, 72, 1 1/2 years, Aug shorn, Adina blood, 102.00; GC & JM Crowe, JM, 77, 1 1/2 years, Sept shorn, Round Plain blood, 80.00; McGufficke Partners, ELD, 401,2 1/2 years, Nov shorn, Greendale blood 111.00; IJ & BR Blyton, ELD, 128, 2 1/2 years, Sept shorn, Skyline blood, Gudair vacc 81.00; AM Reid & Co, LMK, 130, 2 1/2 years, June shorn, Greendale blood, 112.00; WL & GJ Adams, BWA, 173, 2 1/2 years, O/S, Severn Park blood, 106.00; KI Mackintosh, LMK, 2 1/2 years, Dec shorn, Kelton Plain blood, 100.00; McGufficke Partners, ELD, 151, 2-3 years, Nov shorn, Greendale blood, 88.00; Magpie Projects, BWA, 208, 3 1/2 years, May shorn, Middle View blood, depast

White Suffolk Ram to lamb May/June 120.00; W & J Crowe, BWA, 47, 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 years, Aug shorn, Snowy Plain blood, 86.00; Billilingra Partnership, JM, 170, 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 5 1/2 years, May shorn, Yarrawonga/Adina blood, 77.00; GC & JM Crowe, ELD, 147, 4-5 years, Aug shorn, Round Plain blood, Gudair vacc, 84.00; KI Mackintosh, LMK, 4 1/2 years, Dec shorn, Kelton Plain blood, 85.00; JR & JE Alcock, ELD, 148,5-6 years, Dec shorn, Mlsd, S/M Greenland blood, AHS 7, 58.00; GC & JM Crowe, ELD, 10, 6 years, Aug shorn, Round Plain blood, Gudair vacc, 86.00; McGufficke Partners, ELD, 278, 5 1/2 years, July shorn, Greendale blood, 97.00; McGufficke Partners, ELD, 70, 5 1/2 years, July shorn, Greendale blood,110.00; King Family Partnership, ELD, 202, 5 1/2 years, July shorn, Avonside blood, AHS 8, 90.00; MJ & J Pendergast, ELD, 297, 5 1/2 years, Nov shorn, Cottage Park blood, MN3 V, GSM, 91.00; IJ & BR Blyton, E, 221, 5 1/2 years, Sept shorn, Skyline blood, Gudair vacc, GSM, 80.00: JC & SK Turner, ELD, 211, 5 1/2 years, Dec shorn, Middleview blood, 86.00; BM & RM Adams, ELD, 180, 5 1/2 years, Jan shorn, Yarrawonga blood, 84.00; BM & RM Adams, ELD, 125, 5 1/2 years, Jan shorn, Yarrawonga blood, 88.00; APA & CF Barry, ELD, 242, 5 1/2 years, Aug shorn, Hazeldean blood, 86.00; AM & MG Goodwin, ELD,123, 5 1/2 years, July shorn, Adina blood, GSM, 83.00; Silverton Pastoral Co, ELD, 110, 5 , 1/2 years, July shorn, Roseville Park blood, Gudair vacc, 83.00; Hazeldean Pty Ltd, ELD, 298, 6 years, Jan shorn, Hazeldean blood, GSM, MN3, 84.50; Hazeldean Pty Ltd, ELD, 162, 6 years, Jan shorn, Hazeldean blood, GSM, MN3, 80.50; Biggam, BWA, 223, 6 1/2 years, Jan shorn (GSM), Hazeldean blood 67.5; Hazeldean Pty Ltd, ELD, 170, 7 years, Jan shorn, Hazeldean blood, GSM, MN3, 66.00. WETHERS RJ Hain, ELD, 84, Aug/Sept 09 drop, unshorn, Gunyah blood, 67.00; BM Wallace & Son, BWA, 199, Aug/Sept 09 drop, unshorn, Snowy Plain/Cottage Park blood, 72.00; BM Wallace & Son, BWA, 249, Aug/Sept 09 drop, unshorn, Snowy Plain/Cottage Park blood, 63.00; Ian Davis, BC, 132, Sept 09 drop, unshorn, 45.00; LW & MC Brooks, BC, 81, Sept/Oct 09 drop, unshorn, Arable blood, 38.50.


district weather conditions. Make sure you are not feeding duds. Go through your rams before Rams and bulls are an important you start feeding and offload the investment for a farm. They bring ones you don’t need or dislike. Get with them most of the genetic gain rid of the older rams as they may you are going to make in your herd be infertile or infirm, but prevent or flock. They are valuable animals, the younger rams having a go. but they are usually needed for Old rams also represent old only a few weeks of the year. genetics and slow flock progress. It’s getting very close to the time Check the pizzle and testicles that you need the rams for that five of the rams you think are worth or maybe 6 weeks of work. So act keeping. In the scrotum, feel for now to have them ready for a burst abnormal lumps and bumps, of activity over joining. shrivelled or hardened or soft With young, virile, fertile rams testicles. you shouldn’t need high joining The classic size is balls the size of percentages or extended joinings. beer cans, not those trendy bottled It takes about 8 weeks for sperm beers. Look out for lameness or to be produced and mature within any conformational defects that the testicles. So the work must you don’t want amplified in your start now. flock. To boost them, lupins are a Ovine brucellosis (OB) is one widely recommended supplement. important disease that can affect Lupins are a high protein grain, but ram fertility and reduce your the fact that they are low in starch lambing rate significantly. It isn’t is also a big benefit when feeding recorded much on the Monaro rams. because the majority of studs are They can be introduced into a accredited free of the disease. diet more quickly than other grains, Sheep become infected through without the same risk of grain contact with infected rams, so poisoning. Feeding 500g of lupins stray rams or second-hand rams per head per day (unless your are potential sources. rams are already in score 3 - 4 Rams with OB will often have condition) is recommended to build changes in their testicles and up their body weight and maximise epididymis that can be felt on sperm production and testicle size. examination. An investment of 28 kg of grain – Any abnormalities within the a bit more than a bag of lupins – scrotum can reduce fertility and could pay off in lamb numbers at should be checked out to make weaning. sure that OB hasn’t found its way Flystrike is one huge risk factor into your flock. for ram health. A bad dose of flies, If you are at all concerned that or anything that gives a ram a fever your rams may have OB, the good can make them infertile for eight news is that there is a reliable weeks. blood test that will find infection in All the sperm under production a flock. Your District Veterinarian can be affected and it’s a case of can help you with health checks on starting again from the beginning rams prior to joining. In Bombala, to make healthy ones. call Chris Haylock on 0429 946 Fly prevention, particularly 441 or in Cooma, ring Brian Hodge around the horns is important and on 64521122 or 0419 285 021. especially so in our current steamy

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Transportable Toilet Block

Tenders are invited for the purchase and removal of a transportable toilet block in very good condition. Details are: · · · · ·

10.8m x 3.6m blue and grey colourbond Male: 4 cubicles / 3 handbasins / 1 trough Female: 8 cubicles / 3 handbasins 1 separate disabled w/c with handbasin 1.5m wide verandah with roof covering

Tenders close on 28 February 2010. For further details, inspections and tender application form, please phone 6452 1721 during school hours.

Southern Cross Community Housing Ltd Invites tenders for: Handyman, Plumbing, Electrical and Painters for Cooma and Jindabyne area. Interested parties must hold an appropriate licence, have appropriate experience and be fully insured. Tenders must reach Southern Cross Community Housing Ltd, PO Box 785, Nowra 2541 by 18 March 2010 1600hrs. To obtain tender documents please telephone 44215145 and 64521298 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday.

Cooma Little Theatre Costume Hire Service has reopened for 2010

Costumes available for hire each Wednesday evening 7.30 till 8.30. New Prices: Members and Students: $25 hire fee (entire outfit) and $25 deposit. Non-members $30 hire fee (per entire outfit) and $30 deposit. Smaller or single items hire fees range from $5 - $15 plus deposit as above.

Mail Delivery Contracts Australia Post is seeking tenders from companies, or persons willing to form companies, to deliver mail under contract arrangements in the Delivery Areas listed below. Australia Post has a commitment to providing a consistent and personal service to its customers. Therefore, as far as practicable the successful tenderer should be able to supply the same personnel to deliver the articles each day in the delivery areas. The successful tenderer will have sufficient time to make arrangements to comply with the conditions of the contract, including the procurement of a suitable vehicle. Training will initially be provided to the successful tenderer, who is then required to train its own personnel. All genuine tenders and enquiries are welcome. However, Australia Post is not obliged to accept the lowest or indeed any tender, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders if it considers that it is in the interests of Australia Post to do so.

INVITATIONS TO TENDER FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTRACTS Tenders are invited for the delivery of mail services to commence on 1 July 2010, for the following areas:

Roadside and Street Mail Contracts

Roadside Contracts – Continued

Australia Post is inviting tenders for the provision of street mail delivery service to customers. The work on offer will include the sorting, sequencing and delivery of mail including parcels in some of the contracts. The Delivery Area comprises of one or a number of adjacent postcodes and suburbs in the following area:

Street Mail Contracts Bid Number 4323

Mail Service Number 801090

Delivery Area BOMBALA

*Approx hours per week 31:00#

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Cooma Delivery Centre on 02 6450 2942 between 9am and 4pm. Bid Number 4331

Mail Service Number 800535

Delivery Area GUNNING

*Approx hours per week 10:50#

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Goulburn Delivery Centre on 02 4828 5920 between 8am and 1pm. Bid Number 4333

Mail Service Number 801048

Delivery Area hours per week MITCHELL & GINNINDERRA VILLAGE

*Approx 56:15#

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Mitchell Delivery Facility on 02 6208 7070 between 8am and 1pm. Bid Number 4310

Mail Service Number 801065

Delivery Area BRAIDWOOD

*Approx hours per week 33:45#

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Queanbeyan Delivery Centre on 02 6200 7623 between 8am and 1pm.

Roadside Contracts Bid Number 4320 4326 4319

Mail Service Number 801077 801079 801089

Delivery Area


For tender forms, full details and further information contact Cooma Delivery Centre on 02 6450 2942 between 8am and 1pm. Bid Number 4332

Mail Service Number 800495


*Approx hours per week 9:30

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Goulburn Delivery Centre on 02 4828 5920 between 8am and1pm.

Bid Number 4305 4306 4308 4313

Mail Service Number 801051 801056 801071 801072


*Approx hours per week 29:10 31:15 41:15 27:30

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Queanbeyan Delivery Centre on 02 6200 7623 between 8am and 1pm. Bid Number 4334

Mail Service Number 800498


*Approx hours per week 32:30

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Young Delivery Centre on 02 6382 9983 between 9am and 4pm.

Parcel Contracts Australia Post is inviting tenders for the provision of a multi vehicle parcel delivery services to customers. The work on offer will include the sorting, sequencing and delivery of parcels including capturing delivery information using scanners and the time critical distribution of bags of letters (Depot Bags) to defined points within the delivery network for later delivery by Australia Post Postal Delivery Officers (Posties) each day. The Delivery Area comprises of one or a number of adjacent postcodes and suburbs in the following areas: Bid Number 4321

Mail Service Number 801080

Delivery Area COOMA

*Approx hours per week 57:05^

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Cooma Delivery Centre on 02 6450 2942 between 9am and 4pm

Transport (Inter/Intra State) Contracts Transport Intra State Contracts Australia Post is inviting tenders for the provision of intra state transport services which includes the collection of containerised mail to be transported between Australia Post facilities. This service comprises the following area: Bid Number 4291 4295

Mail Service Number 800524 801095


*Approx hours per week 56:40 21:35

For tender forms, full details and further information contact Canberra Mail Centre on 02 6209 8120 between 10am and 5pm

*The approximate hours per week is a guide only. An explanation of how the hours per week for the mail service may vary can be found in the tender documents. #Part or all of the service is performed by motorcycle ^This contract does include distribution of depot bags, street posting box clearances, a shuttle service Tenderers can also obtain tender forms and details and submit their tender via the internet by registering their details online at These mail services can be viewed on the internet by referencing the bid numbers of the mail service names listed above. Tenders can either be lodged online at, or by Registered Post to the Manager, Country NSW/ACT Mail Contract Centre, PO Box 1415 FYSHWICK ACT 2609. All tenders must be received by the closing time and date.



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Rising river alert – Snowy River

Ski Rider is seeking a highly motivated person to join us at our 100 room hotel motel. Do you want to be part of the office team running all facets of hotel administration and front office operation?

The NSW Office of Water is issuing a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between the Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety commencing Monday 22 February 2010.

The position allows flexible casual hours until April, increasing to 38 hours per week from May through to October. From June, these hours will include starting at 7am or finishing at 7pm. Weekend work will also be required. The successful applicant needs to meet the following criteria: · Demonstrate initiative · Excellent organisational skills · Exemplary customer service · Confidence in decision making and problem solving · Experience with cash handling · Microsoft Office knowledge essential Reservation and front office experience is an advantage.

The releases and increased flows will take place over three days, the 22, 23 and 24 February.The river is expected to have increased flows and higher than normal levels for those three days. This river rising alert is to inform all landholders immediately downstream of the Jindabyne Dam to take all necessary precautions with stock and property. This includes the lifting of pumps and associated works.

Award wages apply. To apply please post or email your resume to: Email - Post - Ski Rider Hotel, PMB 10, JINDABYNE 2627

More information on the flow rates can be obtained from the Snowy River increased Daily Target Chart sheet available at

Applications are strictly confidential. For further information contact Ski Rider on (02) 64561100


Cooma Basketball Association AGM Tuesday 2nd March 2010 at 7pm Cooma Ex-Services Club


Over 70% of cardiac arrests occur in the home. You might be able to save the life of someone you love by knowing how to perform CPR. This FREE short one hour course is funded by the NSW Ambulance Service and is aimed at 55 year olds.

When: Wednesday 17th February 2010 Where: Cooma Bowling Club, Mawson St Cooma Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm Maximum of 15 people per session. Please bring your own regular sized bed pillow for practice purposes. For more information and to book a place contact Karen Evans on 64533 400 and leave a message.


WILLIAMS, Hazel Gloria

Applications close 28 February 2010

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 11th 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre and formerly of Hill St, Cooma. Aged 84 years.



Dearly loved wife of Greg, mother and mother in-law of Agnes and Kevin, Gregory and Margaret, Judy and Mick, Brian and Kay, Wayne and Jancie (DEC), Barry and Judy (DEC), Vicki and Mick, and Michael. Adored Nan to her 22 Grandchildren and their partners and 21 Great Grandchildren. The relatives and friends of the late HAZEL GLORIA WILLIAMS are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cooma, on Thursday February 18th 2010, commencing at 12:00pm. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery.

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Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 12th 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of Cliss (DEC), mother of Glenn, Ian, Karen and Richard.

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2. Eight-armed mollusc (7) 3. Open-mindedness (9) 4. Dark blue (6) 5. Contemplate as a future possibility (8) 6. Muggy (5) 7. Sentry (7) 8. Juvenile (8) 9. Ship's base (4) 16. Violent attack (9) 17. Indian tribe; capital of Wyoming (8) 18. Paper size (8) 20. Lever setting off a gun (7) 22. Third largest US city (7) 23. Text of a film (6) 24. Navigation float (4) 25. Sudden unreasoning terror (5)

COOMA FLOWER SHOP COMPETITION Won by M. Frazer. Half of the roses were donated to the nursing home. PD MURPHY’S VALENTINES Winner was Alf Gammon. Congratulations to you both!





The relatives and friends of the late UNA HELEN WELLSMORE are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the All Saints Anglican Church, Berridale, today Wednesday February 17th 2010, commencing at 12:00pm. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to Gegedzerick Cemetery.

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Wednesday February 17, 2010

Little athletics news Grace Ingram tops the Personal Best with three Grace, one of our U/8 Girls had a blinder on the night with PB’s in 100 m with 25.10 sec and again on the Track with 55.76 sec in the 200m and topped off the night with 1.69m in the Long Jump. Well Done Grace. Track PB’s. In the 100 m to U/7 athletes Imogen Bateman (21.16 sec), Ronan Burke (23.50 sec). U/8 Jasmin Pascoe (22.89 sec), U/10 Zach Ingram (17.28 sec). In the 200m 10 athletes set new Personal Best marks, it must be the extra spring they are getting from the track with all this lovely rain we’re having. U/7 Ronan Burke (his second PB on the night) posted a 54.61 sec run. Jordan Davis mowed his old time down to 43.70 sec. Georgia Sturgeon keeps improving each time we have this event and stopped the clock on 58.72 sec. Emily Branscomb U/11 also manages to lower her time over this distance each time we have the 200m on the program. This week Emily shaved off 3/10th of second to record 47.50 sec. Others that broke through a Major Barriers were:- Bradley Pevere (U/9) in the 200m going under 40 Second mark for the first time with 39.94 sec. Jordan Louis (U/11) was another to break the 40 second barrier with 39.84 sec Kelsey Branscomb (U/11) eclipsed the two metre barrier with a PB leap of 2.13 m. On the Track Mikaylah Bateman is hitting top form on the Track with two great runs on the night, a 15.25 sec run in the 10 m and then a scorching 31.78 sec performance over the 200m the fastest by any female athlete on our track this season, plus it was a PB as well. Daniel Pevere (U/13) was the fastest boy on the night with two good solid runs in the sprints clocking 15.00 sec in the 100 m (PB) and a 32.25 sec performance over the 200m. In the Field Nine athletes set new PB’s in the Long Jump. In the U/7’s we had six that leapt pass their old mark, Imogen Bateman with a 9cm improvement to 2.29m, Will Lehrmann a 2cm PB, Will has improved his jumping by 34 cm from the start of the season. Talah Maurier added 1cm to her best performance this week with a distance of 2.38m. Brianna Rankin had a great leap to add 10cm to move her mark out to

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2.39m. Tristan Relevant is striving to reach two metre mark by the end of the season is slowly creeping on it with a 5cm gain this week to 1.79m. Georgia Sturgeon is another U/7 who is aiming to reach that two metre barrier as well. Georgia gain 10 cms to her old mark to post a distance of 1.70m. Others that have PB’s were mentioned earlier. The final PB jumper was Daniel Pevere U/13 who had the best Jump of the night and moved his PB from 3.42m to 3.70m. Daniel is looking forward to the Regional Champs to see if he can break the 4m with the extra competition. The Shot Put had only one PB with Emily Branscomb adding 5cm to her previous best with a heave of 3.19m. In the Discus Throw nine athletes gained PB’s on the night. Four from the U/7 age group with Will Lehrmann having the greater improvement on the night with 1.77m gain to his old mark with a heave of 9.60m. All the rest enjoyed less than a metre improvement, with Jordan Davis flinging his Discus out to 13.74m, Brianna Rankin sailing her Discus out to 9.38m, while Tristan Relevant gain 60cm in his PB to record 5.83m. Hugo Steiner had the best throw on the night in the U/7 with a toss that broke the 15.00 Barrier, setting his new PB at 15.13m. Hugo’s performance is very close to the record throw for the U/7’s which stands at 15.66m held by Tyson Stead since 1989. The next age group to have a PB Thrower in was U/10 with Liam Rankin, who is closing in on the 20m barrier when he recorded the best throw on the night by any one, when he sail his discus out to 19.50m. There were two athletes who gained PB’s in the U/11 Discus, Kelsey Branscomb brought up her 16 improvement for the season in the Discus with a toss of 6.90m. The other was Nick Wassink heaved his discus to record the second best throw on the night of 17.88m. ATHLETICS ACT Athletics were due to hold their first day of their U/14 to U/20 Age Champs on Saturday night but it was postponed to Sunday next due to inclement weather. Now day one of the champs will be after day two..

Cooma Colts held their registration day on Saturday outside the Australian Hotel, Cooma. Pictured is, from left, Colts president Colin Shingles, with (front) Nick, under nines, his brother Kristan under sixes, Dean Blyton under 14s and Richard Bensley Under 14s.

Junior Red Devils rego day The first of our two registration days saw a huge number of new registrations which is very encouraging. It is definite from these registrations we will have an under 10’s Rugby side for the first time in a number of years. The second registration day for Junior players from the under 10’s - 18’s will take place at Rotary Oval on Thursday February 18 from 4-6pm. If you are returning from last year we will have your form to check your current details. If you are new to our club you can down load the PDF file from the website in the Resource Library and fill it in before you come, we will naturally have forms available at the oval too. Registration costs for Juniors will the same as last year @ $75 per child, this includes shorts, socks and entry to all home games of the Brumbies. We will have some other small goodies nothing too exciting so come along and see what is on offer. Need more information? Contact: Brian Coyte Pre Season Games

It is planned that Jindabyne, Vikings and Cooma will get together and have a day or maybe two of pre season games. The final details are not in place yet but it is planned that all junior sides, the seniors and a Golden Oldies side will all compete making for a great day of rugby. Watch the website for further updates. Travel to the games in Canberra - 2010 Cooma Rugby Club is planning to travel to the away games by bus as we have done in the past. We have been advised by the ACTJRU committee we will have six home games, with all teams at home that day and six away games. This should allow us to organise a good system of travel and have some great home days as we have in past - more on this as we go!

Mountain to sea bike race The DT Swiss Mountains to Beach starts on Monday 1 March at the top of Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift at nearly 2000 metres. Some 170 riders will head off for 400 km of riding over the following five days. The event consists of six timed Race Stages and four untimed Cruise stages. It will again see riders ride the chairlift to the start at Thredbo and finish with a beach sprint across the sands at Narooma.

Riders will cover all types of terrain – from screaming downhill runs, across the snow plains and high country and into lush rainforest before finishing with a run up the coastline, crossing rivers, creeks and sandbars. The Race Stages this year feature some changes to present an even more challenging and scenic ride than the inaugural 2009 event.

Cooma Rural Rodeo Saturday February 27 2010 Starting at 2pm • Full Rodeo Program • Full Bar & Catering


Wednesday February 17, 2010


Swimming Club news

It may have been drier in the pool at last Sunday’s Cooma Swimming Carnival. Cooma Club members have had a tough week with school carnivals, club carnivals and time trials. Members from Berridale, Cooma, Cooma North and St Pats Primary schools, Monaro High and the Christian College have performed strongly in these carnivals with many of them now representing at District level. St Pats High is yet to hold their carnival. Well done swimmers and coach Michelle Thomas. Time trial results. Breastroke long distance was held with swims being double the normal distance. “C” grade 50m. Samantha Froeschl took 16sec off her time while Robin Allen and Will Cahill also improved. “B” grade 100m. Noah Saddler 54sec, Pierre Wall 42sec, Will Saddler 31sec, James Cahill 21sec and Natasha Froeschl 14sec were the big improvers whilst Maddison Ward and Joshua Steinke also improved. “A” grade 200m. Jarrod Sopniewski 29sec, Ben Trotter 16sec and Zac Saddler 15sec were the big improvers with Louisa and Tim Wall, Shannon Fogarty, Jacob McLean Guion, Liam Hood, Brett Stefani and Samantha Trotter also improving.

Backstroke “C” grade. Matt Buchanan and Sophie Janato were the improvers. “B” grade Maddison ward and Darcy Clayton progressed to A grade. Big improvers were Will Cahill 10se, Mollie Adams 10sec and Molly Janato 9sec while Amber Martin Smith, Edward Larritt, James Cahill, Will Saddler, Cory Byrne, Olivia Stanford and Archie Allen improved. “A” grade. The big improvers were Tomika Adams 12sec, Zac Saddler 11sec with Meg Bracher, Liam Hood, Jacob McLean Guion, Brett Stefani, Louisa Wall, Emma Fogarty and Sam Trotter also improving. In freestyle all swimmers have progressed from 25m to 50m leaving no C grade, “B” grade. Hugh Allen moves to A grade. Matt Buchanan 14sec, Robin Allen 6sec, Sam Larritt 5sec and Will Cahill 5sec were the big improvers with other improvers being Will and Noah Saddler, James Cahill, Mollie Adams and Natasha Froeschl. “A” grade. Louisa Wall swam a premier time and needs one more swim under 1.20.00 to move up a grade. Daniel Hopkins 19sec was the big improver whilst Tomika Adams, Jarrod Sopniewski, Ben Bruce improved. This weeks swims are Breast, Free and Fly.

Torah carried our flag The region was well represented at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on the weekend. Snowboarder Torah Bright, originally from Numeralla, had the honour of carrying the Australian flag into the stadium, and was accompanied by other local competitors, Ben Sims Ramone Cooper and Alex Almoukov, from Berridale. Our locals had not competed at the time of going to press, but defending free-style skier, Dale Begg-Smith just missed out on back-to-back gold on Monday when he was second to local Canadian skier Alexandra Bilodeau.

Begg-Smith missed out by 0.17 points. Fifteen-year-old skier, Brittney Cox just missed out on a place in the women’s moguls final after performing well during the qualification round where she had a combined score of 19.87 (0.7 in turns, 4.02 for air and 5.15 in speed) to finish in 23rd position. Short track speedskater Tatiana Borodulina bombed out of the 500m, finishing third in a four-person heat. Only the top two qualify for the quarter-finals.

Cricket draw for Saturday All Monaro cricket was washed Aussie 1’s vs Berridale-Dalgety @ out again last Saturday. Nijong 1 But with a cessation of the rain, Coffey’s Hotel vs Aussie 3’s @ the expected draw for this week’s Snowy Oval cricket matches is: Jindabyne vs Aussie 2’s @ February 20 – Round 14 Station Resort Royal vs Colts @ Rotary Oval

The Cooma and Jindabyne teams.

Cooma wins women’s triples Thursday was the final of the district triples at Nimmitabel and what a game it was. The score was no indication of the game which was absolutely entralling to watch. It was great to see so many spectators, it always gives the players a lift to know that so many are interested in the game. There were supporters of both teams as well as many just interested in the sport itself. They were not disappointed. The 17th end saw the poor little jack take a hiding as all players seemed intent on hitting him, however all survived. The green showed what rain will do as opposed to watering with sprinklers – it was running well. The eventual winner was the Cooma team of T Botto, L Snell, and M Zasso, defeating the Jindabyne team of L Stahlutt, M Mugridge and

D Turner. Congratulations to both teams, you all played well but Cooma was better on the day. Our good wishes to you in the group play-off on Monday March 1 at Jindabyne. The group play-off at Jindabyne on Monday March 1 will commence with morning tea at 8.45am, trail ends at 9.15am and play to commence at 9.30am. The Cooma team will play the team of E Crompton, A Davis, and B Holloway from Malua Bay, representing the Far South Coast. On Tuesday February 23 the winners of Monday will play the team of D Buckland, W Whitehead and M Lucas from Tathra representing Bega Imlay who have the bye on Monday. The overall winner will then go on to represent the group at the state playoff in Sydney in September. Good luck to all players.


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Wednesday February 17, 2010

Lake Jindabyne delivers great sailing weather Lake Jindabyne sailing Club’s 2009/10 season Twilight Series has recommenced on Wednesday evenings. Four mono-hulls and three cats turned up on Wednesday January 20 ready to race. Tim Symons and his Hobie 17 had just returned from the coast and were late for the start by a few minutes. The chase was on. The variable breeze made for interesting racing with all skippers looking for lifts in wind direction and strength. Phil Daley and Tony Hasaart on the Flying Fifteen led the monohull fleet around the course with Steve Osborne, Ross Lawley and Peter Hickling in hot pursuit. Barry and Ross made a quick visit to the far side of Lion Island to repair a breakage on the hobie 16. This allowed Tim to get past and to chase down Martin, finally passing him on the last lap. Martin still managed a handicap win with Tim and Barry following. Phil and Tony notched up yet another win with Steve, Ross and Peter filling out the minor placings. January 27 saw an unusually brisk breeze of about 15knots from the east greet the sailors. The start commenced with an “honesty system” as no-one wished to volunteer for starting duties in such a good sailing breeze. The boats all got away cleanly using all of the long start line. The four cats soon headed out to the mountain mark. A screaming reach, hanging on the trapeze wire, while one to two foot waves slammed into the windward hull kept all hearts pounding. Martin Van Weel and his Mosquito survived a near dunking while chasing Tim Symons on his Hobie 17. These two kept up a cat and mouse game of chasings at speed around the course, while Barry Dennis and Ross Tattersall on the Hobie 16 and Bill Smits on his Maricat brought up the rear. The mono-hull’s race saw Phil Daly and Tony Hasaart flying the spinnaker at every opportunity. Steve Osborne on a Laser and Ross Lawley on his OK dinghy kept up a valiant pursuit of the Flying Fifteen.

After completing the full five-lap course the cats finished with Tim in front of Martin, Barry and Bill. Phil and Tony cemented their superiority in the mono-hulls with yet another win in front of Steve and Ross. The next twilight race on February 3 saw an even stronger breeze of about 20 to 25 knots from the NN East. Phil Daley manned the start boat and set the boats off from the bay mark. The cats had a long work out to the mountain mark, while the monohulls headed for the closer peninsular mark. All the skippers had to quickly come to terms with the strong breeze and unusually big waves of two to three feet. Martin Van Weel got away well on his mosquito cat, followed by Barry Dennis and Tim Symons on their Hobie cats. The run back from the mountain mark saw all the cats surfing down waves and smashing into the wave in front while the skippers tried to keep the bows from nose diving. Martin had a quick capsize on the second windward leg, but quickly got up again without losing much ground to the others. Steve Osborne and Ross Lawley in the mono-hulls race managed to keep their boats upright despite several nosedives and hairy gybes. Peter Hickling sailed well in his windiest race to date, but did have a few swims. All the sailors were glad to see the finish line after an exhausting, but exhilarating race. Martin kept his lead over the other cats, though Tim managed to pass Barry and Ross who had the Hobie 16 flying, but not pointing at the mark. Steve broke through for his first win on the laser with Ross second and Peter bringing up the rear. We’ll see if Lake Jindabyne will surprise us with another wild race next Wednesday evening. Get that boat out of the garage and down to the lake and join in the fun. The 10 minute gun goes at 5.50pm on Wednesdays and 3pm on Saturday afternoons.

RETRAVISION COOMA PRESENTS Snowy Mountains Short Course Championship Cooma Golf Club - Saturday February 20th


· A stroke event over 18 redesigned par 3 holes. · Great nearest the pin prizes for women and men on all of the 18 par 3 holes. · Total value of prizes over $4000. · This is a Time Sheet start and the first 144 players to register will make up the field. · Major prize - Win a fully stocked bar fridge. · Entry fee - $22.00 and that includes your lunch. · This is a stroke scratch and handicap event for men, women and juniors.

Contact Cooma Golf Club for more details on 6452 2243

Stallions’ jumper night

Cooma Stallions held their jumper presentation night last Friday at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. Pictured at the night are, from left, Craig Schofield, Chippy Boller, Louise Lynch, Firsts coach “Duck” Donald, Deb Thomas, Greg Stokes, reserves coach Rod Palmer, Jason Kelly and Dean Lynch. Absent: under 18s coach Steve Dunne.

Change in venue for district bowls A decision has been made to alter the venue of one division of the Monaro District singles championship. The state division has been moved to Jindabyne while the other two divisions will remain at Cooma. The combination of the recent rain and the previous dry, hot weather has prevented the renovated green at the Cooma club being fully ready for play. The initial problem was caused by the dry, hot weather causing a slow growth of the newly sown green. Now the spell of wet weather has not allowed the green keeper to do the work necessary to have all of the green in good playing condition. As a result the Monaro District Bowling Association’s match committee has decided to alter the venues for the singles championship to be played on Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21. Play in the states singles will now be played at Jindabyne. Both the President’s reserve and senior championship will be played at Cooma. The first round matches in the state singles will start at 9.30 am at Jindabyne. The first round draw is: C Demczuk v P Cannell; J Schoon v

I Mondello; D Pinner v J Fletcher; D Pastro v E Poter, T Pastro v D Turner and G Clarke v P Schroeder. S Roncelli and J Richens have a first round bye and will play in the second round set down for 1.30 pm. The winners from the morning matches will play one another in the afternoon. Losers from the morning will be required to mark the afternoon games. The semi finals will be played on Sunday starting at 9.30 am with the final scheduled for 1.30 pm. The draw for the first round of the president’s reserve to be played from 9.30 am on Saturday at Cooma is: T Butler v M Frezza; G D’Amico v C Seears; C Kendall v D Lane and G Venables v V Weston. R Nicholls, M Buckley and B Skelly have the bye. The games set down in the first round of the senior singles will also start at 9.30am at Cooma. The draw is P Daal v B Seears; W McDonald v K McRorie; J Ruzic v M Mellion; D McDonald v D Jarvis; M Reeve v N Wallace; J Sajina v P Marsicano and N McGregor v T Croker. L Whitehead has a bye. Second round matches will start at 1.30 pm on Saturday with the semi finals and final to be played on Sunday.

Cooma Monaro win five straight On Sunday February 7, Cooma played the Eastlakes Team in Canberra and came away with another stunning victory to continue their charge to the semi finals in the competitive Canberra / ACT competition. Cooma were first to bat and at the 25 over interval, were 2 for 91 as a result of strong batting by Cooma’s Laurence Redmond and Jarod Tonini with an opening partnership of 51 (both retiring for 30). Luke Johnson then hit shots to all points of the field for 28 not out. The Eastlakes side were sent into bat and the Cooma bowling attack troubled their batsmen right from the start and by the sixth over were 2 for 10 after some good fast bowling by Jack Parkyn. A standout performance of the day was by Kyle Tucker, who is fast developing himself as a very useful spin bowler and ended up taking three crucial wickets. The fielding by the Cooma side was first class with some excellent catches taken in the field including Daniel Towning who caught two very high catches and Matt Bruce who held on to a screamer. The turning point in the game was Noah Learoyd’s out fielding and when the Eastlakes

batsman took him on, Noah threw down the stumps with a direct hit for a sensational run out. Pressure by the fielders resulted in another two run outs of their best batsmen. With a combination of tight bowling and excellent fielding, the Canberra side didn’t reach Cooma’s first innings score of 91 and were all out for 60. With a win in the bag, the Cooma side decided to push on for outright victory and three bonus points and went back into bat. After strong performances with the bat by Isaac Young, Matt Bruce and Josh Hogan who broke his run of ducks with an undefeated 22 Cooma declared at 8 for 171 The Cooma bowlers and fielding picked up in the second innings and Kevin Fraser and Matt Bruce ripping through the Eastlakes side and within a short space of time, Cooma cleaned them all up for a total of 43 for an outright victory that should secure Cooma finishing on top of the table. The stats for the game demonstrated a fine team effort with nine bowlers sharing in the wickets, three run outs and six batsman who reached double figures. There were eight catches in the field and a terrific stumping by Michael Bowman when he came on as keeper.


Wednesday February 17, 2010


Rodeo just postponed

Will Hogan is presented with his winner’s jacket and trophy last Saturday at Cooma Golf Club’s amateur championship tournament.

Hogan is amateur champion Cooma golf with Max Turner A total of 120 players hit off at the Cooma Golf Club in the Cooma Ex-Services Club Snowy Mountains Amateur Championship on Saturday. The tournament was played on a wet course which was played in showery conditions with the early morning players that teed off at 7am playing their entire 18 holes in the rain. Will Hogan a 19-year-old golfer from the ACT, took out the 36 holes championship with rounds of 74 and 69 for a 36 holes score of 143. David Robinson with rounds of 70 and 74 finished one shot off the pace on 144. Andrew Jeffrey on 148 finished in third position, closely followed by David Crawford and Steve Boden on 150. A Hole in one was shot by Michael Robbins from the Queanbeyan Golf Club on the 220 metre fourth hole in the afternoon round - a great shot off the back tee. Also Malcolm Barnes holed in two on the difficult 12th hole in the afternoon round to record an Eagle 2. Full results of the days results were Best score of the day went to Charlie Filtness from the Coolamatong Club with 38 Stableford pts. Charlie won a Eagles and Birdies Golf Bag. Matt Sturgeon, Greg Abraham, Chris Smith and Paul Crocker were the Irish 4 Ball winners with 89 pts on a count back from David Crawford, Brian and Michael Coyte and Mick Mayhew who collected the second placed Prizes. The Mens A Grade winner was Marty Turner, a two-marker from Gold Creek with 37 pts. Runnerup was David Freimanis with 35 pts on a count back. Malcolm Barnes was the B Grade winner with 36 pts on a count back from Mick Boyce. Luke Abraham with 35 pts took out the C Grade Division with Mark Dalton the runner-up with 32 pts. Lynn Pearce took out the Ladies Competition with 36 pts. Runner-up was Missock Barnes on 31 pts. Michael Coyte was the junior winner with 37 pts. Runner--up was Matty Hanna on 32 pts The Nearest the Pin winners were Matthew

Sturgeon on the fourth hole for the Men, Steve Boden on the ninth Green for the Men, Steve Hugg on the 11th Green for the Men, and Lynn Last for the Ladies, Mick Boyce on the 17th Hole for the Men and Missock Barnes for the Ladies. The Long Drive winners were Mens A Grade Andrew Jeffrey, Mens B Grade Nick Massari, Mens C Grade Wayne Flynn, Ladies Long Drive Division 1 Gaye Wilson, Ladies Division 2 Lynn Pearce Richard Hanna with a fine round of 41 Stableford pts was the winner of last Wednesday’s Morning Stableford Competition. Second place went to Malcolm Crockett with 39 pts, third place was taken out by Rohan Smiles also on 39 pts. Nearest the Pin winners were Bill Dyball and Malcolm Crockett. The team known as the farmers, Bill Garnock, Graham Litchfield and James Fleming, were the Handicap winners of last Wednesday’s Daylight Saving. John Hill and the Abraham Brothers took away the Scratch Trophies with a fine 34 off the stick on a count back. Upcoming Events Saturday February 20 Retravision Short Course Championship Sunday February 21 Stableford + A Reserve Pennants at Cooma + the Jerrabomberra Social Club Will Hogan Saturday’s amateur winner, Will Hogan, is only 19 years-old and has been playing for four years. A member of Gungahlin Lakes, he started playing golf at that club after moving to a house there. In the last two years he has won the junior championship and also the Gungahlin Lakes championship. This year, he will travel to America on a golfing scholarship to North eastern State College in Oklahoma. Will will be coming back to Cooma next year to defend his title in this championship.

Summer competitions concluded Another large field contested the final round of the Midge Theron Trophy last Wednesday. Scores were close and the competition keen. In Division One Lyn Last, who also had Nearest The Pin, was the winner with 17 points. Marilynne Weston was the runner-up with 16 points. In Division Two Val Leitch was the winner with 15 points on a countback from Clare Nowland, the runner-up. Balls were won by Pat Davis, 15 points, Maureen Fletcher, 15 points and Midge Theron, 14 points. Our nine-hole summer competitions have now been finalised: The winner of the Mack’s Auto

Trophy was Lorraine McGregor with 68 points. The runner-up was Alice Duczynski. Lorraine also won the Summer Cup with 74 points. She has played consistently well over the nine-hole competitions. Dulcie Thistleton won the Midge Theron Trophy with 70 points and Lyn Last was the runner-up with 64 points. Congratulations to the winners and all those who played! Coming up: Wed, 17th – 18 hole stableford; Sat, 20th – Short Course Championships; Sun, 21st – 18 hole versus par See you on the course!

The Cooma Rural Rodeo did not quite go to plan on its selected date. Mother Nature delivered the Monaro a fall of beautiful rain (that no one was going to complain about) in the days before, during and after the Rodeo was scheduled to run. The Cooma Committee see this as only a small inconvenience and in typical fashion have regrouped and reorganized and will now hold the Cooma Rural Rodeo on Saturday February 27. A full program of rodeo events is planned for the day and the two other major draw cards of the Cooma Rural Rodeo; the Invitational Charity Barrel Race and the Ray Freebody Memorial Bronc Ride; will go ahead. There will be a few changes in the line-up for the Invitational Barrel Race, so please keep checking the Cooma Rural Rodeo website for updates, so that you don’t miss the chance to see your favourite local identities ride. Anyone who is interested in competing in the Cooma Rural Rodeo will have to re-enter the Rodeo through the ABCRA. The new entry dates are Thursday and Friday February 18 and 19. The Cooma Rural Rodeo is a great day of family entertainment. For more information visit the website www. Cooma Rural Rodeo will be held at the Cooma Showground on February 27 and the committee would love to see more locals enter the events. Unfortunately you are no longer able to enter on the day. As entering

your first rodeo can be a daunting experience, here is a step-by-step guide to make it easier. RODEO ENTRIES • Entries are taken by phoning 1800 028 992, between 9am and 5pm on the Thursday and Friday February 18 and 19 (a full week prior to Cooma Rodeo). • The phone will go through a message and then it will be placed on hold till staff answer, to take entry. This is not an automated service; you will be talking direct with staff. • Competitors are given an ‘entry number’ which is confirmation of their entry. It is the competitors responsibility to record this number. PREPAYMENT OF ENTRIES • Competitors who are nonmembers must Pre Pay their entry fees and day permit to Head Office by 12pm on Monday February 22. • Head Office can take credit card payments over the phone, or money can be wired or posted. • Failure to pay entry fees by deadline (12pm Monday February 22) will result in the competitor being taken out of draw. There is no getting back into draw after 12pm Monday. These procedures apply for all events including the poddy calf ride and the novice barrel race. If you have any queries you can contact the Cooma Rodeo Secretary, Neroli O’Neill on 6452 4521, but this must be done before the entry dates close.

Coolamatong golf The summer competition has been finalised with the last round being washed out due to some very welcome rain. The winner for the ladies was Jan O’Halloran with Carolyn O’Byrne the runner up. The men’s winner was Brian O’Halloran making it a family affair. Steve Chatterton was runner up on a count back from Charlie Filtness. Wednesday’s stableford for the ladies went to Carolyn O’Byrne with 36 points. The runners up were Jan O’Halloran on 34 and Nadine Archibald on 33. Nearest to the pin

went to Carolyn Major. The men’s stableford went to Norman Archibald on 42 points. The ball winners were Colin McCullough on 38, Harry Hovasapian 38, and Ron Duncan was nearest to the pin. Wednesday will be 9 hole opening day with lunch to follow for the ladies, please bring a plate for lunch, with something on it! Sunday February 21 will be the first round of the 2010 season for both ladies and men. Wednesday February 24 will be the first round of the monthly medal.

THE RED DEVILS WANT YOU! Junior Rugby Union Registration (Under 10 - 18) Thursday 11.2.10 4pm-6pm Rotary Oval Thursday 18.2.10 4pm-6pm Rotary Oval Or Online at Senior Rugby Union Registration Online at PARENTS, BECOME INVOLVED! IT’S GREAT FUN! We need parents who would like to become more involved with the running of the Club. Coaching/training, social events and much more. For details go to


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Everybody in the big swim

Among sponsored stalwarts from as far away as Christchurch lined up for the Clean Energy for Eternity Big 7.2k Swim across Lake Jindabyne from Kalkite to Jindabyne on Saturday as part of the fund were Kate Greenwood, Anne Herbett, Claire Mantle, Emma Spinks, Loise Armstrong, Len Ellis, David Forest, Grant Prowse, Brendan Wall, Mark Wieland, Matthew Knott, Janet Harris, Roben Gordign, Sue Coombes, Giles Ellingworth, Alina Plescan who swam the course three times, and Lyndsay Wall who swam the fastest time. All the money raised from both Big Swim and the Dash will to towards the installation of solar power on rural Fire Service Sheds in the Snowy River Shire.

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Right: Gidgillys had a mixed teamin the Dragon boat races and cheered themselves on with high spirited renditions of children’s nursery rhymes.

Monaro Post 17 Feb 2010  

Monaro Post from the 17th f February, 2010.