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Bombala mill underway After many years of expectation and a few false starts, Bombala will have a new timber mill operating by 2012, after the official launch of Project Namu at Bombala last Saturday. The $69 million investment in the mill by Dongwha Holdings, is expected to increase production to 300,000 tonnes of softwood input per year and 150,000 square metres of treated timber. Pictured at the official sod turning ceremony last Saturday are, from left, president of Dongwha Holdings, Mr Lee, Member of Monaro, John Barilaro, chairman of Dongwha Holdings, Mr Seung and Bombala Shire mayor, Bob Stewart. See story page 2.



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Bridge site cleaned up Cooma-Monaro Shire Council has safely removed 50 tonne of material which contained some pieces of bonded asbestos from the Clarke Street Bridge upgrade in Nimmitabel. A local resident raised the possibility of asbestos pieces being in the material at the end of June. Council immeditaely brought in a specialist hygeniest who located several small fragments of asbestos in the material. The material was classified as a low risk and council immeditely took action to isolate and cover the material until it was safe to remove. Under the guidance of both WorkCover and the Office of the

Environment and Heritage, council engaged a specialist hygenist to develop safe work method statements for the removal of the material from the site and safe disposal at the Cooma landfill. The landfill is a registered disposal site and has detailed measures in place for safe disposal of the material. On August 9 a specialist removal company from Canberra took the material from the site for disposal. A Clearance certificate for the site has been issued in accordance with the requirement of WorkCover and the Office of Enviroinment and Heritage.

Some of the Tasco and Dongwha ‘family’ at the sod turning on Saturday.

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A bright new future for Bombala seems assured with the start of Project Namu at the Bombala mill Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 last Saturday. Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 The $69 million project has been warmly Email: welcomed by the Bombala community, especially employees of Tasco sawmilling company and Professional and Reliable service for 30 years Bombala mayor, Bob Stewart. Local * Country * Interstate Proceedings at the mill on Saturday were Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns overseen by Tasco managing director, Bart and all points in between Crawley. He welcomed guests and outlined Project Namu – namu being Korean for tree. Mr Crawley outlined an exciting future for the mill and the Bombala region. Contact for cats: Cr Stewart said it Debbie - 6452 2765 Female, dob 22/9/08, Blue Heeler/Border Collie X gave him great pleasure follow the link to Lulu is a lovely dog who is very loyal and affectionate. She gets on well to welcome Dongwja Adopt a Pet with other dogs and is very gentle and patient with children. and to the Cooma Site. Holdings into the Lulu loves to go for a walk and bounces like a kangaroo to impress Cost: $160 includes Bombala community. vaccination, humans. She would make a lovely pet for a family or individual. He said it had been a desexing & OO90452 microchipping “long hard ride, with a lot of false starts” to get Contact for dogs: to the project to where Lil - 6452 2835 it is now. Male, dob 15/12/10, Tabby follow the link to Adopt a Pet and “But we are here now Marty has a sweet and gentle nature and loves to be to the Cooma Site. and what a day it is for Cost: $220 includes cuddled. He is looking for someone to give him lots of vaccination, desexing the timber industry and & microchipping cuddles and a new home. our town”. O345709 Cr Stewart said he MARTY



was sure Donghwa would prove to be great community partners for the district and the mill will give security to the industry as well as the town. “I hope now the State and Federal givenremnts will meet their obligations regarding infrastructure – I’m sure they will”. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro also addressed the gathering. He said he was also very happy with the project, for its influence on the timber industry and its flow-on affect in creating new jobs in the area. He said the State Government was all about creating opportunities in regional areas, which is why it is offering a $7000 relocation incentive for people to morve from cities to to those areas. He said the new mill was a vote of confidence in the timber industry and the south east region. Chairman of Dongwha Holdings, Mr Myung Ho Seung also addressed the gathering. He introduced his company and outlined Dongwha’s company philosophy: • Happiness • Trust • Respect for talent • Change and innovation • Ethical management He said he was looking forward to working with the local community in developing the mill while developing a healthy, safe environment for generations to come.

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Yamaga group sets off to Japan

Fourteen year 11 Monaro High School students left Cooma on Thursday August 11, travelling to Yamaga, Cooma’s sister city for a nine-day visit. The trip is a continuation of the annual exchange program jointly organised by the Lions Clubs of Cooma and Yamaga, and supported by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and Yamaga City Council. The students will be accompanied by Monaro High School teacher Kari Ingram, Cooma-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch, as well as Cooma Lions - President John Britton, Mick and Lynne Mayhew. The Yamaga Group, ready to depart last Thursday from the Snowliner depot. The students will be hosted by Japanese Matsuri, a festival held on August 15 and 16 (when the students families and the majority will be in Yamaga). of their activities will be jointly with Yamaga high school students. The festival is based on a legend that the Yamaga hot spring The annual turnabout trips are one of Cooma Lions most was discovered approximately 800 years ago when a stricken deer successful programs which has been running since 2001. The last visit by Yamaga students to Cooma was in November was found nursing its wound in a marsh. The student participants raise and contribute the major part of 2010. Cooma Lions consider the trips to be a cultural exchange their travel costs, and the remainder of the costs is borne jointly by of great value, and they are of great value to the participants. Yamaga City is on the southern Kyushu Island of Japan and the two Lions Clubs and the two Councils. is famous for hot springs; and in particular for the Yamaga Toro

Communal bath highlight for MHS students The 2011 Yamaga visit is off to a great start, with Saturday concluding with a karaoke session. Fourteen tired and happy Monaro High School students and accompanying adults arrived in Yamaga late Friday after a 20 hour journey and 4:30am start on Friday morning. First night, they were met by most of the Yamaga group who visited Cooma in November 2010, and were taken to a traditional motel complete with sleeping mats on the floor and a beautiful Onsen (traditional Japanese hot spring bath house). The boys were particularly impressed, and very quickly found a new lease of energy. After a briefing session on Saturday morning, the students were shown traditional Yamaga which included a traditional theatre house with a revolving stage which is still in use even though it is hundreds of years old. There are no takeaways and no coffee shops. Saturday lunch was in a café where everyone sat on the floor and was served traditional Japanese food – tempura, tofu and raw fish which stopped some of the kids. Nikko Bakker and Happi Human gave

speeches in Japanese at a Civic reception hosted by the Mayor of Yamaga; Mayor Dean Lynch also gave part of his speech in Japanese. The Mayor of Yamaga is very keen for the Yamaga sister city visits to continue. On Saturday night the adults in the group participated in that other great Japanese tradition – karaoke. Everyone was expected to sing. The students were introduced to their billeting families and had a full day with them on Sunday. Cr Lynch has observed that the Monaro High School students have been fantastic ambassadors as they have been taking the Happi Human and Miranda Evans. cultural differences in their stride and have settled in well with their Lions President John Britton and host families. On Sunday, the group was taken to Cr Lynch both spoke at a Lions civic Kumamoto city which is one hour away reception on Sunday night and gifts were exchanged. and has a population of 600,000. The reception was attended by all local Here Mayor Lynch prayed to the “God of Lions members and Council dignitaries. Business”, after first giving a gift of money Mayor Lynch’s final observation is that – Mayor Lynch received a revelation and understands now why he is a farmer and the group are being treated like kings by their kind and generous Japanese hosts. he is a God.



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New after hours GP Helpline for Delegate A new service has been announced which will go part way to alleviating the problem of a lack of resident doctor for Delegate. This is the after hours GP Helpline This service will enable people who require after hours medical advice, who cannot access their usual GP and are not sure what to do, to speak to a GP over the telephone. The new after hours GP helpline is a free service and is expected to benefit people living in areas with limited or no access to after hours care. The service is available through Health Direct Australia extending the current 24 hour nurse triage service on 1800 022 222 New features of the after hours GP Helpline include • the ability for a record of the consultation with the telephone GP to be sent to the patient’s usual GP ( with the patients permission) • a service directory to provide

callers with the location of the most appropriate after hours services in their community • The ability for the helpline nurses and GPs to call back patients if their condition needs to be monitored. • The GP helpline will operate from 6pm to 8am Monday to Fridays,6pm Friday to 8am Saturday 12noon Saturday to 8am Monday 24 hours on relevant public holidays This service extends the current Health Direct service which connects you to a registered nurse for advice and is available 24 hours. In Victoria you can continue to access the Nurse on Call service. The new service will provide a small amount of peace of mind for residents of this isolated area, knowing that some assistance is only a phone call away.


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Vision Australia, Cooma, holds AGM Cooma friends of Vision Australia held their AGM last Thursday. Peter Longhurst, Donor Relations Officer travelled down from Sydney to chair the meeting and talk to the people who make it happen, the volunteers. He said without the backup of the volunteers their tireless fundraising etc our operation wouldn’t be as effective. This is the beauty of living in Australia. We have an aging Cooma branch of Vision Australia secretary Norma Lynch, Peter Longhurst population and loss of and president Betty Mattner. vision is a huge health issue for older people. Secretary Judy Locker, Treasurer Betty Robinson, Vision Australia applies a lot of resources, to Assistant Treasurer Robyn Battye and committee allow people to stay in their own homes living members Hazel McKenzie–Kay and Coral independently as they loose their vision. MacKenzie. The election of office bearers was decided and Meetings are held quarterly at 11 Harris Street they are; President Betty Manther, Vice President Cooma. The next meeting is on November 10 and Christa Harlander, Second Vice President Mary new members are always welcome. Ovendem, Secretary Norma Lynch, Assistant

Parkinsons Support Group The next meeting of the Snowy-Monaro Parkinson’s Support Group will be held this afternoon, at 2pm at the Werria Nina Centre in Sharp Street, Cooma. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Pauline Lister and her subjects will cover anxiety and depression in sufferers and careers of those with Parkinson’s Disease. The July meeting was well attended and was very busy and interesting. Peter Smith from Cooma-Monaro Shire Council spoke about holding a survey to guage the health needs of the residents of the shire and will also attend the September meeting with more information.

Aerial inspections of major lines Essential Energy advises that low flying aircraft will be used to inspect the sub-transmission powerlines in and around Cooma, Adaminaby, Nimmitabel and down to Bega on Thursday August 25, weather permitting. Regional general manager, Phillip Green, said the inspections form part of the network service provider’s annual maintenance and fire prevention inspection program. “Earlier this year, Essential Energy carried out an aerial inspection of the high and low voltage powerlines throughout the Cooma-Monaro and Bega Valley. These aerial patrols help us to identify potential problem areas or risks in hard to reach areas,” Phillip said. “We use aircraft because they are fast and




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Sandy Donkers spoke about the medications for Parkinson’s Disease and their effect on other medications, especially on those patents admitted to hospital. Exercise classes were covered by Janine Robertson. Two members of the group attended the Parkinson’s Seminar at Bateman’s Bay and there will be a good roll up of members taking part in the Unity Walk at Olympic Park, Syndey at the end of the month. Roger Norton will be attending meetings in Sydney for leaders of Parkinson’s Support Groups.

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collaborate to ensure patients have access to timely, quality treatment best suited to their condition, no matter which side of the border they lived on, the Ministers said. Both Ministers also agreed that future planning for the region must be done collaboratively to ensure services are appropriate. “This highly successful meeting has paved the first steps in building a regional health network which will provide the best possible health services to the people of the ACT and south eastern NSW,” the Ministers said.

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Emergency Services report Last Thursday at about 9am emergency services were called to Centennial Plaza in Cooma where what is believed to have been a short circuit in the signage that is part of the facade of the building caused a small fire. A small amount of damage occurred but no injuries were reported. The offices above the plaza were evacuated as a precautionary measure and Sharp Street closed while the fire was extinguished and damaged assessed.

woman from Cooma was travelling north along the Monaro Highway. She noticed a sliver or light metallic blue vehicle pull out to over take travelling towards her. The sedan was overtaking a number of vehicles and heading directly into the path of the Cooma driver. She then had to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision. She veered off the road, hitting a metal road sign and severely damaging her car, which then had to be towed from the scene. The silver or metallic blue sedan failed to stop and police are asking for witnesses Fire authorities are warning people not to to contact them on 6452 0099. dump their hot ashes from their fire places into bush and scrub-land close to their homes, as There have been several people again receiving occurred last week. A resident in Zalka Heights scam letters, via email. They are primarily from did just this in the bush backing onto Tulong Ave, Nigeria and state that you have won or come Cooma and a small fire broke out. Fortunately it into a large sum of money. Police are asking that was extinguished before it got out of hand or and these scam emails be reported and for you not to property was damaged. provide any details to these people. Police are once again asking people to refrain from trying to re-enter licenced premises if they have already been asked to leave. Several incidents of this nature have occurred recently in both Jindabyne and Cooma.

At 10.15pm on Friday night in Jindabyne, a vehicle was pulled over for an RBT due to manner in which it was being driven. The driver tested positive to the RBT and upon searching him and his vehicle police located a number of pink tablet and a quantity of cannabis. He was charged and At about 5pm, three kilometres south of issued a notice to attend Cooma local court at a Chakola on Sunday evening a 38-year-old later date.

Cooma Community Health Centre has been working closely with NSW Police in relation to the recent increase in sexual assaults in the area. Sexual Assault Worker Caroline Coles said: “people should always watch their drinks when out at parties, pubs/clubs or any social situations.” “Do not walk alone to your home or your car and make sure you are always in the company of someone you know and trust.” Ms Coles said anyone who has been sexually

assaulted should contact the Police, their local sexual assault service or hospital Emergency Department. Cooma Sexual Assault Service is located at Cooma Community Health Centre at Cooma Hospital on telephone 6455 3201. This service offers free and confidential counselling for children, young people, men and women who have been sexually assaulted. The NSW Rape Crisis Centre is available 24 hours, seven days on free call 1800 424 017.

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Search is on for Jindy Idol The search is on for the Jindy Idol. You are invited to participate and share your talents to raise funds for the Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship. The search will culminate with a Talent Quest on Saturday, September 17, at 6.30pm in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall. All bathroom baritones and soapsud sopranos are welcome to enter. Contestant spots will be limited so you are advised to get your entry in early. The Talent Quest promises to be a great night of entertainment for all. Tickets, Adults $10, Child/ Student/Concession $5, and Family $25. Tickets will be available at the door. Nibblies are included with the cost of the tickets and drinks can be purchased at the bar. There will be Popular Choice Awards, the

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Judges Awards and Cash Prizes. Three performing artists including Tim Draxl and Gabrielle Waters will make up the judging panel. Contestant entry/information forms are available at Kosciuszko First National, Nuggets Crossing; Snowprint Bookshop, Snowy River Avenue and Design & Detail in the Town Centre.

CWA fundraiser supports Sir William Hudson Nursing Home

No-one at Country week The Country Week event was organised in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and the Cooma Monaro Shire Council last year to great expectations of all. It went off with a few minor hiccups but all in all was highly successful. “This year the lead up to the event had been a bit difficult for council and the chamber”, Mayor Dean Lynch said. Council has been busy

nominating for the $7000 relocation grant through the Government, which sees the shire as being a shire that would accept people here to both live and work. Due to this they thought they weren’t in a position to get organised properly this year and considered that was enough for this year. “Next year we should be back there at Country Week”, Cr Lynch said.

NAG holds AGM

CWA Cooma Branch President, Barbara Scanes presents the cheque to Rosemary Williams, Max Povey and Deb Wecker.

Lisa Ashurst The Cooma branch of the Country Women’s Association held another of their very popular curry lunches at the end of June and, with 143 hungry diners turning up to chow down on a hearty curry meal, the association managed to raise a total of $1200 for the Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre Nursing Home. President of the Cooma Branch, Barbara Scanes, was very pleased with the effort put in by the Cooma Branch members. “These lunches are

always very popular and we’re really happy with the amount we raised from our lunch. We had a lot of people turn up for it.” Mrs Scanes presented the $1200 cheque to Rosemary Williams, a member of the Home’s Board at a Presentation held at the Cooma Bowling Club on Monday August 8. Also in attendance was Max Povey, who is also a member of the Board, Deb Wecker, the Director of Nursing and the Home’s Secretary/Administrator, Kay Fasch.

The Nimmitabel Advancement Group (NAG) is hoping for support and a good attendance at their AGM to be held at 7pm on August 18 at the Nimmitabel Community Centre. The group acts as conduit between Local, State and Federal Governments and the Nimmitabel community. In 2011/2012, legislative requirements demand that councils consult more often with communities to ensure they gather a more accurate assessment of their ratepayer’s views when developing their future Management Plans. So now it is even more important for the entire local community to support NAG in this process to highlight and

prioritise achievable targets for the next 10 years. The Group continues to assist the council in identifying maintenance issues and improving services. Roads, bridges and other facilities within specified areas of interest. Top priority continues to be the completion of the Lake Wallace Project and permanent town water security. NAG President, David Wicks, would like to encourage people to join NAG (annual membership is $5) to ensure they can have their say on issues concerning the community as well as the opportunity to offer their opinions on future tasks and issues.

Tree maintenance is to take place on the large English Elm tree in Centennial Park, will be undertaken during coming weeks. The tree is located in the eastern corner of the park on the corner of Sharp and Bombala Srtreets. The work will involve reducing

the height of the tree by approximately one third and follows recommendations from the latest arborist’s inspection of all the trees in Centennial Park. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council advises this work should extend the life of the tree.

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Bombala’s economic future is suddenly looking pretty rosy with the beginning of Project Namu at the new mill. This mill should ensure continued work for present employees while creating a lot of new ones, during construction and thereafter. But there is one negative about Bombala….and that’s the state of the roads. While the RTA has spent thousands of dollars creating road cameras to nab speeding truckies, the road surfaces on the Monaro, especially the southern Monaro between Nimmity and Bombala are in a pretty poor state. Then there’s the new sealing between Cooma and Adaminaby which is also failing and needs to be redone. Looks like it’s a case of priorities – fining truckies or fixing the roads. They aren’t local roads, so councils can’t be expected to carry the burden for this one. Sounds like our local students are having a great time in Japan as part of the Yamaga Exchange. Apparently one early activity was a karaoke night. The Postman wonders if some of the grown-ups on the trip were able to suitably embarrass their younger charges by performing? Cooma-Monaro mayor, Dean Lynch, has been seen on stage recently, (in the purple and white ensemble) so did he grab the opportunity to relive “Dancing with the Cooma Stars” while in Yamaga? If so, did he entertain or frighten the natives? (Only kidding, Mr Mayor….that purple shirt was an absolute knock-out…!) And….did our Cooma Lions representatives also have a crack at karaoke? Yamaga may never be the same. Roll on football presentations nights....and pass the earplugs! People wanting information about wills, power of attorney, etc, should stop by Cooma Library on Friday for some good, free, legal advice.

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Compassion required Editor,

One needs to question the compassion and commonsense of the government. I recently read about a person who has chronic pain who had been adequately managing their pain with medication. When this person moved to South Australia, the State government rules would not allow this person to continue to access the levels of medication that they had depended on to live a relatively normal life. As a consequence that person could no longer work and was hospitalised. Where is the sense in that Government policy? Then there is my own case where I need to travel to Sydney to see a specialist. In NSW people who live in areas remote from medical specialists can claim assistance with travel expenses from the NSW Government. When I rang Greater Southern Health Services (GSHS) for assistance I was met with nothing but red tape, diversion of blame onto my medical practitioner and a lack of empathy. I have a genuine reason for going to Sydney and needing to travel by plane, yet all I was met with was a lack of compassion and commonsense by GSHS. Basically as a result of the inability of GSHS to have any commonsense, empathy or compassion I’ve given up on seeing the specialist. This is not right! Governments

and Government agencies are the servants of the community, not the dictators. From the actions of Governments and Government Agencies we are often made to wonder if Hitler, Stalin and Chairman Moa and others like them are alive and well and either in Parliament or working for the government. It is time Governments and Government Agencies, especially with respect to health issues, to learn to have compassion and commonsense rather than frustrating people who have health problems and as indicated in the starting paragraph causing the situation to become worse. I sometimes wonder if it is the Governments have adopted the policies of Hitler and those like him with the intention to weed out the sick, old, poor and those in rural areas and push them towards a covenient early death. Then you read the Government wondering why per head of population more people die from health complaints and suicide in rural areas than in Cities. It is time to wake up Ms Gillard and Mr O’Farrell, you work for us. Rural people pay taxes and are citizens too, so we must have equal rights to services without miles of red tape.. David Sheen Cooma

Cooma hospital stay Editor, I am writing to thank everyone at the Cooma Hospital for the wonderful care and attention that was given to my husband, Merv Blattman during his recent stay. From entering through the ED Department to his day of release (eight days later), everyone concerned gave 110 percent of their time and effort to make his stay as comfortable and as stress free as

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COMMUNAL BATH IS FIRST HIGHLIGHT FOR MONARO HIGH STUDENTS Yamaga visit off to great start – Saturday concludes with karaoke session

INFORMATION NIGHT “What Does Your Garden Grow” Slide show on Garden Escapees locally and around Australia When: Wednesday 17 August, 7:15pm Where: Numeralla Hall All welcome. Tea, coffee and cookies

Fourteen tired and happy Monaro High School students and accompanying adults arrived in Yamaga late Friday after a 20 hour journey and 4:30 AM start on Friday morning. The group left Cooma by coach on Thursday 11 August.

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NAIDOC WEEK 19 August at 10am in Centennial Park, learn a little about aboriginal culture with a traditional smoking ceremony, followed by rope, jewellery and basket making demonstrations and Tumut Discovery Rangers will be demonstrating stone axe making. Then make your way to Lambie Gorge for a 1pm guided tour. Lambie Gorge was originally an Aboriginal Women’s site, and stone tools have been found in the area.

First night, they were met by most of the Yamaga group who visited Cooma in November 2010, and were taken to a traditional motel complete with sleeping mats on the floor and a beautiful Onsen (traditional Japanese hot spring bath house). The boys were particularly impressed, and very quickly found a new lease of energy. After a briefing session on Saturday morning, the students were shown traditional Yamaga which included a traditional theatre house with a revolving stage which is still in use even though it is hundreds of years old. There are no takeaways and no coffee shops. Saturday lunch was in a café where everyone sat on the floor and was served traditional Japanese food – tempura, tofu and raw fish which stopped some of the kids. Nikko Bakker and Happi Human gave speeches in Japanese at a Civic reception hosted by the Mayor of Yamaga; Mayor Dean Lynch also gave part of his speech in Japanese. The Mayor of Yamaga is very keen for the Yamaga sister city visits to continue.

HEART FOUNDATION The Heart Foundation is looking for big-hearted volunteers from across NSW to take part in the annual Door Knock Appeal this September.

On Saturday night the adults in the group participated in that other great Japanese tradition – karaoke. Everyone was expected to sing.

Each volunteer collector will be allocated approximately 20 houses to doorknock either in your own street or in your local neighbourhood.

The students were introduced to their billeting families and had a full day with them on Sunday. Dean Lynch has observed that the Monaro High School students have been fantastic ambassadors as they have been taking the cultural differences in their stride and have settled in well with their host families.

If you would like to volunteer in your area, please contact the Heart Foundation Doorknock Hotline on 1800 55 22 55 or register at


On Sunday, the group was taken to Kumamoto city which is 1 hour away and has a population of 600,000. Here Mayor Dean Lynch prayed to the “God of Business”, after first giving a gift of money – Mayor Lynch received a revelation and understands now why he is a farmer and he is a God.

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council wishes to remind all water carters that if they are supplying potable water their water tanks need to be registered with Council in accordance with the NSW Health Guidelines for Water Carters.

Lions President John Britton and Dean Lynch both spoke at a Lions civic reception on Sunday night and gifts were exchanged. The reception was attended by all local Lions members and Council dignitaries.

Cooma Monaro Shire Council currently has no registered water carters for potable water.

Mayor Lynch’s final observation is that the group are being treated like kings by their kind and generous Japanese hosts.

Application forms may be collected from Council Offices.



‘Proposed Cooma Monaro Shire Council Arts & Cultural Activities Committee’. Anyone interested in Arts and Cultural Activities are invited to a public meeting to discuss the establishment of a 355 Arts & Cultural Activities Committee. From this public consultation, if the community determines such a committee is desirable and needed, appropriate draft Terms of Reference will be put to Council at its September meeting.

“The timber baffle wall that separates the flocculation zone and the sedimentation zone of the sedimentation tanks at the Cooma water treatment plant has recently been refurbished. The timber work that has been in service since 1984 is in good condition. The photograph shows Council staff and contractors returning the refurbished baffle wall panels.”

When: Thursday 25 August 2011 7pm – 9pm Where: Council Chambers Light refreshments will be available. For further information, please contact Councillor McDonald on 0408 425 430.



The removal of a large tree on the Bobeyan Road realignment was necessary for safety.

A section of the Bobeyan road is being realigned to remove a double bend and replace it with a sweeping single curve. The investigation stage of the soil conditions is shown under preparation by a grader.

When the tree came down it was found to be rotten on the inside. Picture is Recreation staff felling the tree.

ROADWORKS Bobeyan Road, construction Jerangle Road, maintenance grading Badja Road, construction Tom Groggin Road, reshape formation Sandy Flat Road, reshape formation Clarke Street, re-vegetation Horse Flat Creek Bridge, deck maintenance Pothole repairs Cooma streets and rural sealed roads

The road is being realigned to increase road safety through the improved geometry and removal of roadside obstacles from potential runoff zones. This work is being conducted under detailed environmental and traffic protection measures. Work is proceeding to schedule and should be complete in September.



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Wednesday August 17, 2011

CWA educational grants for 2011

The Country Women’s Association Educational Grant 2011 application forms for students in Year 6 will be distributed to primary schools before the September school holidays. Parents experiencing financial hardship in meeting the needs of their children, are urged to request a form from the school. These are needsbased grants to assist students make the transition from primary to high school. Applicants, parents and referees are urged to ensure that they answer the all questions. Application forms meeting the selection criteria will not be assessed. The completed forms are returned to the school for the principal’s comments prior to October 14, 2011. At the CWA Monaro Group Council meeting on Tuesday, August 4, the guest speaker was Mr Dean Cording of Succurro. Mr Cording has been appointed to look at governance within the Association, meaning “does the grass roots message get through the layers of the organisation to the top executive?”. His job includes surveying the

membership. This has been done by mailing a survey to only 600 of the 10,250 members due to financial restraints, in addition to speaking with members at meetings around the state. Mr Cording spoke of the power that CWA has to make changes in the community. He reminded members that word of mouth continues to be the best form of publicity for the organisation. The coming months will keep branches busy. Dates for the calendar include: the Intergroup Cultural Day at Braidwood on August 29; the CWA Awareness Day September 14; International Rural Women’s Day October 15; and the Monaro Group Conference on October 25 in Jindabyne. Vice President Mrs Maureen Campbell will open the Conference and Ms Denise Green from Cooma Hospital will speak about her visit to Papua New Guinea.

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History comes alive at Delegate School of Arts An enthusiastic group of people participated in a workshop at the Delegate School of Arts on Wednesday, August 3. “Delegate Doings” advises the workshop led by SEAR co-ordinator Andrew Gray focussed on writing ‘story captions’ for artefacts or other items in an historical collection. The participants had been asked to bring an article of historical significance to use as an example for creating their own captions. These items varied from a ‘poisoners’ bottle and pouch to an original score for music, to a branding iron, photos and other fascinating facets of our local history. Writing a ‘story’, which could not exceed 80 words, yet still provide adequate information about the item, proved a challenging task, but was accomplished with panache by our enthusiastic amateur historians. Many of the items were sourced from the Settlers Hut and History Rooms so no doubt you will see the results of our work in these locations. Workshop participants were able to discuss with Andrew various proposals for history and Art pursuits after a delicious afternoon tea provided by the Delegate Café. A key focus of this

session was the forming of a Delegate and District Arts group (DADA) This group will work to promote, facilitate and showcase all the diverse Arts activities in the district. The group discussed different funding possibilities for the district and various activities for the immediate future, which could be put into place without significant outside funding. With a wide- ranging community perspective of the Arts there are more openings for grants. With this in mind it was proposed that DADA hold a mini one-day Arts festival in November culminating in a variety concert at the School of Arts. For this event all local Arts groups, individual performers, performing groups, the local school and any other interested people would be invited to participate either in the daytime exhibitions or the evening performance. There will be a meeting of the DADA group on Wednesday August 17 at the School of Arts at 1.30pm to finalise a date and start preparations for this day. Any enthusiastic and creative people are welcome. For further details contact Penelope 6458 8243 or Sandra 6458 8082.

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Is your horse spreading weeds? It’s time to register for Encore in Cooma Many people across the Monaro enjoy owning and riding horses. They are a part of the local culture and there are various clubs and events throughout the region for people to be involved with. But have you ever thought about how noxious weeds and horses go together? If you regularly transport your horse to other areas, consider the noxious weeds that you may be taking with you or bringing home. A few simple things you can do to reduce the connection between the spread of noxious weeds and your horse are: 1. Have a look in your horse paddock. Can you identify noxious weeds there? Most noxious weeds have very little nutritional value and many are poisonous. Furthermore, the more weeds in your paddock, the less feed there is. Replace noxious weeds with palatable plants. This can reduce your feed bill. Some weeds can also be toxic if they are eaten by your horse. Learn about local noxious weeds, how to identify them and how to control them. Get a copy of the Weeds of the Monaro booklet from your Council Weeds Office if you are not sure which weeds may be an issue. 2. If you buy hay for your horse try and buy weed free produce. Take notice of the paddocks where the hay is made, are there noxious weeds present? If so, are they the same or different to the weeds you may have at home? The last thing you want is to bring new weeds onto your property. Feed your hay out in the same place every time so if new weeds grow they will be noticed before they spread. 3. Use a hoof pick, clean out your horses hooves before you leave and before you return home from any trip with your horse. This will help ensure that no weed seeds are caught up in dirt on the horse’s hooves. Think about where you are going. Are you taking noxious weeds with you when you go trail riding on a friends property or in the National Park? 4. Be mindful of where you park your horse float

when you attend events. If you notice a patch of weed, try to avoid parking in that area. This can reduce the chance of weed seeds getting caught on the tyres of your car or float. 5. Park your horse float in the same place at home. This will mean that any weed seeds brought in on the tyres will be deposited in the one place that can be closely monitored. If possible, hose down the underneath of your float to dislodge any weed seeds that may have been picked up on you trip. Again, do this in an area which can be closely monitored. 6. If possible, let your horse “empty out” in a yard or small paddock overnight after being away. This will ensure that any weed seeds that your horse may have consumed will be deposited in a smaller area which you can monitor for new noxious weeds. This is especially important if you have purchased a new horse which may be carrying an unknown quantity of weeds seeds in its system. If you require further information, please contact Council’s Noxious Weeds Management Service on 6455 1941.


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Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to join me INVITATION as I explore some of the social events and community happenings An invitaiton is extended to the University of the Third Age next in our region. Discussion Group on Friday August 26 at 2.15pm at Dodds Hotel If you would like to tell me of your special outings or have dining room. community events coming up please phone me on 6452 3137, Guest speaker is popular Yvi Henderson who will tell of her mobile 0434 352 992 or email experiences as a Multi Cultural Project Officer with Family Support and relate a story of a Refugee who resided in Cooma for some MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY time. Birthday Wishes are being sent to Robin Mould who celebrates Yvi will bring along hand woven articles made by her clients her birthday this week. for display. Yvi would also like input for suggestions for the Multi Robin is a keen volunteer for the Hospital Auxiliary and the Cultural Celebration held yearly in Centennial Park. Dialysis Committee where she spends hours of her time assisting All are welcome and there is no charge for members non dialysis patients and raising money for the Cooma Hospital. members is $2. Tea and Coffee is available Robin will be guest of honour at an afternoon tea hosted by one of her friends and is also looking forward to celebrating with family. 2MNO COMMUNITY RADIO STATION The 2MNO Radio Station is growing in popularity and offers a ENJOYABLE VISIT large variety of music for its listeners ranging from Country, Rock Carolyn and Alan Maplegen from Ocean Grove, Victoria have just ‘N’ Roll, Classical, Jazz, and music from yesteryear. spent a short holiday here visiting their friends of 21 years, Marliess The Annual General Meeting was held last Sunday with the and Wilfred Kappel. following Office Bearers being elected- President Kevin Miller, Vice Carolyn and Alan were originally home tutors for Marliess and President Phil Daly, Secretary Dave Browne, Treasurer Pat Booker. Wilfred when they first arrived in Australia from Germany and lived A social barbecue was held before the meeting which everyone in Ocean Grove. enjoyed and being such a sunny day made it more perfect. (I Hear They were interested to see the new home Marliess and Wilfred one of the presenters had made some yummy cakes)! had purchased after selling their very large property out Dry Plains The latest fund raising raffle is a week at Surfers Paradise for way. Caroline and Alan tell me they were here for the Portrait two in a fully self contained unit with heated pool and this will be Exhibition at the Raglan Gallery which they thoroughly enjoyed. available for Valentines day week! Tickets are available at Cooma They also enjoyed lunching with friends and exploring Cooma and Cololur Print and at outlets around town. surrounds. Congratulations to the new Committee.

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Police Talks - on cyber-use and mis-use On Wednesday, the two Police School and Youth Liaison Officers for our area, visited St Patrick’s school and gave talks to students from year 5 to year 10. Constable Tim Moro spoke to stage three students, while Senior Constable Adrian Seal spoke to each year group in the secondary. The focus of all presentations was cyber-use and mis-use. Each presentation was both informative and challenging and students gained a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are in the use of this technology. • Cyber mis-use in regards to on-line bullying can be traced. • Personal on-line safety was discussed and the clear message given was that any information we put on-line about ourselves can be accessed and not always by the right people. • Another important point made was that once we download photos of ourselves, they can go anywhere and be seen by anyone. • The wrong use of cyber technology can lead to a criminal offence.

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I know I’ve already had a bit of a spit about the carbon tax but the booklet I received in the mail this week has got me spitting all over again. It’s the “Clean Energy Future” one that’s being sent out to households to back up the TV ads designed to convince us that carbon pricing is a good thing and isn’t our government wonderful for foisting it on us. Got to give them 10 points for trying, and they are trying oh so hard to sell the carbon tax scam to us, but I’m still not convinced nor am I mellowing via the nice colours, the photos of the smiling workers and families or the happyfriendly text designed to have us thinking hearts and flowers and feeling all warm and fuzzy about something no-one wants a bar of. Seriously, I’m just not feeling the love here. I don’t believe for a moment that a carbon tax will cut world pollution because no one else on the planet is planning to introduce one and overseas industries will continue to operate as per usual. I do believe our cost of living will rise dramatically though because businesses that get slugged with having to buy carbon permits are going to want their money back so they’ll pass on a price hike that will go on and on down the line until it reaches us and unfortunately we have no come-back. The government can claim the impact of the tax on households will be modest until the cows come home. I ain’t buyin’ it. According to the brochure, the average weekly household

Students were told that if they ever get any unwanted or threatening messages on-line, then seek help – from parents, teachers and if necessary, the police. Next term, the school hopes to organise a community forum evening for parents across all communities in the town, with the support of the police and community health workers, so that vital information and assistance can be given to parents regarding the safe use of this technology – mobile phones, i-phones, internet, facebook, emails, chat rooms and on-line games.

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expenditure will only rise by about $9.90 because gas will only rise by about $1.50 per week (ha!) and the electricity bill by only $3.30 per week (double ha!). But the government assistance promised to so many households to counter the tax will be $10.10 (huh?) so we’ll be okay so long, I suppose, as we don’t rush out and spend that extra 20 cents by which we’ll all be better off! I don’t believe for a second that Australian households will be better off. There’s also a high probability that companies not affected by the carbon tax will claim they are when they raise their prices so they too can cash in at our expense. Darn, there goes that 20 cents. As for the promise of government assistance being not only permanent but increasing down the track…well, you only have to look at what happened with the solar credits promise where the people set to receive 60 cents have been told they will actually receive only 40 cents now, and they all signed contracts! Then there will be a hiccup (uh huh) and the government will be apologetic and sympathetic etc when they announce that the carbon tax assistance promised to so many has gone kaput. No 20 cents extra at all then? Sorry, but all I can see is a mess coming out of this ridiculous carbon farce and it’s going to really hurt the Australian economy at a time when the world economy is going down the spout and it’s seriously going to hurt the average Aussie, all because some rabid greenie has managed to wrangle his pet theories into the political spotlight. Tear the bloody brochure to pieces and send it back!





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6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs, First leg. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs, First leg. Highlights. 7.45 Soccer. FIFA U-20 World Cup. First semi-final. 10.30 Soccer. FIFA U-20 World Cup. Second semi-final. 1.00 WorldWatch 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G, R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 French Food Safari. (Final, G, CC) 8.00 Oz And James’s Big Wine Adventure. (Final, PG, R, CC) 8.30 The Supersizers Go… Victorian. (PG, R, CC) Restaurant critic Giles Coren and writer and performer Sue Perkins spend a week on the diet of a wealthy Victorian couple. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.05 The Protectors. (M, CC) 11.10 UEFA Champions League Hour. 12.10 Inspector Montalbano. (M, R) 2.05 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.





6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 Neue Freunde. (G, R) 10.05 Jung In Europa. (G, R) 10.15 A Table! (G, R) 10.20 Me Viola! (G, R) 10.30 Behind The News. (G, R, CC) 11.00 The Ascent Of Money. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Little Dorrit. (Final, M, R, CC) 1.30 Mother And Son. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Restoration Man. (G, CC) 6.50 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Catalyst. (CC) 8.30 Crownies. (M, CC) 9.30 Junior DoctorsHands. (M, CC) 10.25 Lateline. (CC) 11.00 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.30 Songbook: Texas. (PG, R, CC) 12.20 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 1.20 Ballet Russes. (G, R, CC) 2.20 Junior Doctors. (M, R, CC) 3.15 To The Manor Bowen. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Compass. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Catalyst. (G, R, CC) 5.00 Can We Help? (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Cold Mountain. (M, 03, R, CC) 10 Years Younger. (PG, R) The Fairies. (P, R, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) While Fast Ed demonstrates three steps to preparing a classic corned beef and white sauce, Karen shows how to make the queen of puddings. Rob turns a door into a smart bookcase desk combo. Find out how to set up your garden for spring with Graham’s pruning tips. 8.30 Ghost Whisperer. (PG, CC) Famous author and medium Casey Edgars comes to Grandview to help a family find their missing daughter. But when Melinda meets Casey, she immediately pegs him as a fraud. 9.30 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. Carlton v Hawthorn. From Etihad Stadium. 12.50 Home Shopping. (G)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Block Unlocked. (PG, CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 24. South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 24. Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. A Current Affair. (CC) Movie: Fire Down Below. (M, 97, R, CC) Movie: Big Wednesday. (M, 78, R) Good Morning America. (CC)

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MASSIVE HOUSE! MASSIVE VALUE! Talk about value for money • Four bedroom solid brick home on a corner block in Zalka Heights • Elevated views over town from kitchen & dining • Front verandah provides shelter from garage to front door • Walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom off the master bedroom • Three driveways and three lockup garages & huge workshop area • Renovation potential to add bedrooms or living space downstairs • Massive amount of storage space • Established fruit trees and landscaped gardens • Central wood heating throughout • You must see this property if you are looking for your new castle

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“Comfort, tranquillity and peace of mind”

If you’re looking to downsize your home, without compromising on lifestyle, the units owned by Monaro Retirement Villas Limited could be what you’ve been searching for. An opportunity has arisen to purchase a property within this sought after complex that offers comfort, tranquillity and peace of mind. The Monaro Retirement Villas complex, located on Fachin Avenue boast 12, light-filled and cosy, two bedroom, self-care retirement units for the over 55’s. Each unit is fitted with a Vital Call personal alarm system which can be activated in an emergency. In addition to the units at Fachin Avenue, the Company owns 7 similar units at Brown Close in Cooma North. With updated décor throughout, the units are equipped with full kitchen and laundry facilities, a single lock-up garage and electric heating. The Company offers all gardening services as well as cleaning and maintenance of common areas and facilities. As units are changed over, the Company renovates them as part of modernising the complex.

Comfort, tranquillity and peace of mind UNIT 12, MONARO RETIREMENT VILLAS

Is currently available for occupation. For all enquires please contact: Jenny Clarke C/- Boyce Chartered Accountants, Cooma on 6452 3344

Just a selection of rural listings at Boller & Company Pty Ltd BIG ACRES - FARMLETS - SMALL HOLDINGS


“Cudegong” Adaminaby/Shannons Flat 580 acres, creek, dams, 4 b/r house, lots of sheds and yards.


96 Stuartfield Road, Adaminaby 468 acres, river frontage, 4 b/r house, lots of sheds.


Undoo Creek, Countegany Road 750 acres wilderness, Big Badja River, 25 mins to Cooma.


Carlaminda Road, 10 mins from town. Modern Brick home 5 b/r, farm shed, on 140+ acres grazing land.


Adams Road, Nimmitabel/Kybeyan, 100 acres, river, cattle yards, small hut, 8 dams, runs 10 cows and calves. Building permit.


Punthill Road, Bungarby. 300 acres, river frontage, livable cottage, fish and game, sheds, tanks, Building permit.


How’s your interest rate buffer going? With the latest Consumer Price Index figures coming in higher than predicted and mid-term inflation still a concern, talk is heating up about Australia’s long run of cash rate stability ending during the next quarter. Will today’s Reserve Bank decision be the last breather for mortgage holders? How many are prepared for their repayments to rise? Local Mortgage Choice franchise owner, Donna Robson said, “The official interest rate has remained steady for nine consecutive months now, a situation unseen for four years. How much longer this can last is anyone’s guess but it is likely inflationary pressures will soon push the Reserve Bank into action, very possibly before the end of the year.” “My message for those repaying debt at a variable interest rate is to celebrate today’s cash rate outcome while taking a good look at your loan’s financial buffer.” The broker surveyed over 800 recent first homebuyers in February to find 63% were making home loan repayments above the minimum required, with the most popular strategy being to put as much money into their home loan as possible and leave it there (33% of those). Its more recent first time property investor survey found 73% of the 1,060 respondents, all of whom were buying an investment property before July 2013, intend to make repayments as if their home loan’s interest rate is at least 1% higher. 49% will aim for 2% higher or more and 8% will aim for over 5%.

“Making higher than necessary repayments is a terrific way to prevent or at least reduce the stress brought about by interest rate rises,” Ms Sheppard said. “This not only prepares you to some extent mentally and financially for the budget squeeze of rate hikes, it’s amazing the difference it can make to interest owed and to the loan term. “There’s always so much talk about mortgage stress but what about those taking ownership of their mortgage situation by planning ahead, building a buffer and managing carefully any extra debt they take on? A defeatist attitude gets you nowhere, and that extends to your home loan.” Consider a borrower with a 30-year $300,000 home loan at 7% who makes principal and interest repayments. By contributing an extra $50 each month from the five-year mark they will reduce interest owed by $23,422 and cut their loan term by over 18 months (presuming the loan and contribution details remain as is over the loan term). $100 extra per month will save $43,263 interest and almost three years and $200 extra will save over $75,000 and five years.

Visit Donna’s website at au/donna.robson or call 6456-2627

Housing finance impacted by economic worries says MBA-ACT

69 Tracey Road, Numeralla Valley. 25 bush acres, 4 b/r brick, sheds, excellent views, 20 mins to Cooma. Very private.


64 Dalgety Road, “Myack” Berridale. 20 acres, 4 b/r, brick, numerous sheds and carports, 3 mins to shops. Ideal family farmlet.


Contact Chippy for all enquiries at

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and South Australia the rises had been marginal, at best.

Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT says Further, he said that first home buyer the Reserve Bank’s decision this month to leave commitments in June had continued the pattern interest rates on hold has been validated by the of decline which had become evident in the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics housing closing months of last year. finance data revealing a national seasonallyadjusted decline of 1.4 per cent in June. “When this latest data is taken into account alongside the events of the past two weeks in The executive director of the MBA-ACT, Europe and the US, then it is clear that those John Miller said the housing finance data had setting monetary policy need to adopt a very confirmed the negativity contained in the June cautious approach over the coming months,” Mr building approvals data and reflected the levels Miller said. of concern being felt by Australian consumers amid the bad economic news flowing from both “While we accept that the Australian economy Europe and the US. is in much better shape than most, it is inevitable “The Reserve Bank was absolutely correct in its decision to leave interest rates on hold this month and unless there is some genuine change in the global economy it may need to move for a further easing in monetary policy to create some stimulus,” he said. Mr Miller said that while housing finance for

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that we will be hit by some of the fall-out and we must position ourselves accordingly,” he said.

Mr Miller said that interest rate stability and certainty was a primary prerequisite for reestablishing consumer confidence and sustaining activity levels in the home building industry.


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Potential Plus on Large Corner Block 22 Bradley Street, Cooma $195,000 Located close to town on a huge corner block this home offers huge potential, just add your personal touch and the home will meet the needs of a growing family well into the future. The property features three bedrooms and a combined timber lined living area, dining and lounge. The bathroom has had a facelift with new tiles and fresh paint. At the rear of the home is a

new covered pergola BBQ area, additional rear air lock entrance, fully fenced yard leading to a nearly double colourbond garage and double carport. The heating is well catered for with natural gas and wood. Let your imagination run wild in this home, as the potential is unlimited and could also suit a commercial project.

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

NSW Health urges flu shots for community – especially pregnant women

NSW Health Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, said it is important the community takes seriously the risks associated with the winter flu season. Flu symptoms can quickly degenerate to become lifethreatening. Dr Chant stressed that it is not too late in the season for people to get a vaccination. “Each year there are estimated to be hundreds of deaths in NSW due to influenza or its complications, including pneumonia and heart failure. In only a small proportion of these is flu confirmed, however,” Dr Chant said. An expert panel convened by Dr Chant has confirmed that young infants, pregnant women and people with serious underlying medical conditions are most at risk. “The expert advisory panel has been particularly concerned about reports of deaths this year in two infants and one young child who tested positive for influenza,” Dr Chant said.

Dr Chant stressed the need for pregnant women to be vaccinated against the virus during any stage of their pregnancy. “It is extremely important for the community – particularly pregnant women – to get vaccinated now, as influenza rates are high across NSW,” Dr Chant said. “Vaccination during pregnancy is safe. The seasonal flu shot has been given to millions of pregnant women over many years and continues to be the best defence against flu for women and their babies. “It reduces the risk to pregnant women of serious illness and can actually provide protection to their babies through the transfer of antibodies. That protection can last up to six months after birth. “Babies born by mums who were vaccinated also have lower rates of serious infection.

“It takes time for the vaccine to work, so now is the time to get vaccinated to get the best possible protection against the virus,” Dr Chant said. The vaccine is available, free, to pregnant women and people considered vulnerable to severe influenza, including those with chronic illness, persons 65 and older, and Aboriginal people aged 15 years and older. Taking preventive measures with personal hygiene, such as covering your mouth when coughing and washing your hands regularly, will also help reduce the risk of contracting the flu virus. NSW Health reminds parents and families that health advice and information is available via the free Health Direct Australia service, staffed by registered nurses 24-hours a day, on 1800 022 222.

Ski historian to visit Thredbo Sustainability a Key Theme at Three women on skis, circa 1870s. From the Powerhouse collection.

Ski historian Norman Clarke and author of “Kiandra – Gold Fields to Snow Fields” will share with visitors, the rich history of the Town of Kiandra in the 1860s during the gold rush which began in 1859, when he visits the Thredbo Ski Museum on Tuesday, August 23, between 12 noon and 4pm. Norman’s visit is in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of

Recreational Alpine Skiing in Australia – an event being celebrated with a special exhibition in the museum of photographs taken between 1895 and 1906 by the famous Bombala son, Charles Kerry. Entry is free to the community based Friends of Thredbo Ski Museum which is located in the Thredbo Village Square below the Alpine Hotel Kosciuszko Room.


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We are conducting low level powerline inspections by a fixed wing aircraft.








What do you need to do?

These inspections are carried out annually to provide a more reliable and efficient energy supply to our customers.

Aerial inspections will take place across Bega, Cooma and Adaminaby areas.

Commencing Thursday 25 August 2011 between 8am and 5.30pm (weather permitting).

Owners of sensitive areas such as horse and cattle studs, ostrich, emu farms etc. should advise our Supply Interruptions Group on 13 20 80 prior to the inspection.


Sustainability will be a key theme of the Inaugural Merino 2020 Conference with speakers from across the supply chain discussing the emerging opportunities it presents for sheep and wool producers. Headlining the event will be Todd Copeland, of Patagonia who is travelling all the way from the United States for the event. Patagonia is one of the largest outdoor apparel brands in the world and has been a pioneer in sustainability, with programs such as 1% for the Planet, Common Threads and the Conservation Alliance. The company has also been very successful at using ‘farm to fabric’ traceability as a marketing tool with The Footprint Chronicles. Todd will be speaking on some of the new initiatives Patagonia is working on with Australian woolgrowers. Pam and Martin Brook, co-founders of Brookfarm, the 2010 Australian Rural Enterprise of the Year, will be delivering the Key Note Address at MERINO 2020. The Brooks have established one of Australian agriculture’s most remarkable paddock-to-plate businesses and will be discussing successfully value adding commodity product and balancing

sustainability and profitability. With the recent release of details of the Carbon Farming Initiative, Ex-CSIRO Scientist, Walter Jehne will be speaking on The Role Sheep Production in Transitioning Australia to a Low Carbon Future and Peter Ampt, a leading researcher from the University of Sydney, will present the results of his recent work on the effect of holistic management on the environment and enterprise profitability. Silver Sponsor of the MERINO 2020 Conference, REX Airlines, is now offering the first 200 people who register the opportunity to win two return tickets from any REX port in Australia to the nearest capital city. The inaugural MERINO 2020 conference will be held in Wagga Wagga on August 19 and 20, 2011. Registrations close soon and can be downloaded from the website at www. or by calling TAFE NSW Riverina Institute’s Primary Industries Centre on 02 6939 5000.

100 draw a winner for Soccer Club Saturday night saw the inaugural Cooma FC ‘100 Draw’ at Dodds Hotel. A lively crowd gathered in the function room for the chance to win $1000 in cash, and various other prizes kindly donated by sponsors. MCs Jason Warren-Smith and Andrew Bobinskas kept the crowd entertained during the draw, and music was provided by talented trio Brendan Bogatek, Ben Baker, and Roman Bogatek, also known as The Dizzy Pigeons. The last number left belonged to a delighted Meghan Taylor, who walked away with first prize.

Second prize went to Anna Jordan, and third prize was taken out by Silvana Bogatek. Jason Fomiatti took out the consolation prize kindly donated by Monaro Dance Centre and there were also several auctions on the night; a signed and framed Barcelona shirt and a signed and framed picture of Harry Kewell and Tim Cahill went to generous bidders. Much credit goes to Andrew Jeffrey for organising the night and the club would like to thank major sponsors Cooma Ex-Services Club, Rhythm Snowsports, and Mountain Image Picture Framing.

Local launch of Massy’s book On Friday August 19 at 6pm come and meet local Cooma author Charles Massy and hear him speak on his latest book - Breaking the Sheep’s Back - at the Monaro Regional Library in Cooma. Charles Massy’s acclaimed new book Breaking the Sheep’s Back exposes – for the first time – the shocking true story behind Australia’s biggest business disaster – the $10 billion collapse of Australia’s wool industry. Australia rode on the sheep’s back but in 1991 wool’s spectacular collapse led to the industry shrinking to a third of its size, along with 4.7 million bales of wool on the stockpile. Breaking the Sheep’s Back is a gripping account of greed, political corruption and heavyhanded protectionism. Introducing the book will be Gordon Litchfield, Principal of Gordon Litchfield Wool, one of the

Monaro’s biggest wool brokers. Author Charles Massy will discuss the story behind the 10 years of writing the book, interviewing three PMs, 7 cabinet ministers and uncovering never-before-seen letters and documents exposing generations of interference by the highest levels of government in what was Australia’s greatest export earner. Buy a copy of Breaking the Sheep’s Back on the night and have your copy personally signed by the author. Cooma Launch of Charles Massy’s Breaking the Sheep’s Back WHEN: 6-7pm Friday 19th August WHERE: Monaro Regional Library 61 Vale St Cooma BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To the library Tel: 02 6455 1730




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Rage. (G) Rage. (PG, R) Bill’s Tasty Weekends. (G, R, CC) Collectors. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) E2: Transport: London – The Price Of Traffic. (G, R, CC) Treks In A Wild World. (PG, R, CC) Shamwari: A Wild Life. (G, R, CC) The 7.30 Report: Oz Art In Paris. (R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 20. Bowls. World Cup. Men’s first semifinal. From Warilla, New South Wales. Nigella Express. (G, R, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) Kingdom. (PG, CC) Spicks And Specks Shorts. (PG, CC) Marchlands. (Final, M, CC) Follows the experiences of three separate families who occupied the same house in Yorkshire, England, during different periods, from the ’60s through to the present day. Rake. (M, R, CC) Doctor Who. (PG, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+)

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Handy Manny. (G, R) Stitch! (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, R, CC) Legend Of Enyo. (C, R, CC) Dive Olly Dive! (C, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Raceday Xtra. Fujitsu V8 Supercar and Aussie Racing Car. Ipswich 300. Qualifying. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Ipswich 300. Races 16 and 17. From Queensland Raceway. Guide To The Good Life. (G) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Movie: Finding Nemo. (G, 03, R, CC) Voices of Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett. Movie: Wild Hogs. (M, 07, R, CC) Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy. Movie: Red Eye. (M, 05, R, CC) Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy. Movie: Fascination. (MA15+, 04, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R) Dora The Explorer. (G, R) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G) The Looney Tunes Show. (G) Wakkaville. (C, CC) GASP! (C, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, CC) A Gurls Wurld. (C, CC) Stormworld. (C, R, CC) Movie: Major Dundee. (PG, 65, R) Fishing Australia. (Final, G, CC) Discover Downunder. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) Movie: Harry Potter And The HalfBlood Prince. (PG, 09, CC) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. Harry Potter: 50 Greatest Moments Of Harry Potter. Movie: When Time Ran Out. (M, 80) Spyforce. (PG, R) The Baron. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Newstyle Direct. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (G)

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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.05 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 7.30 ACT. (R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Nature’s Great Events. (Final, G, R, CC) 2.55 Ballet Russes. (PG, CC) 4.00 Artists At Work. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Flights Of Fancy. (G, CC) 4.55 The Making Of Collision Course. (CC) 5.00 Art Nation. (CC) 5.30 Dance Academy. (G, R, CC) 6.00 Robin Hood. (PG, R, CC) 6.45 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Grand Designs. (G, CC) 8.30 The Wildest Dream: Conquest Of Everest. (PG, CC) 10.00 Compass. (CC) 11.00 Strictly Speaking. (G, CC) 11.30 Foyle’s War. (M, R, CC) 1.05 Order In The House. (CC) 2.05 Grand Designs. (G, R, CC) 3.05 The Qur’an. (M, R, CC) 4.00 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Collectors. (G, R, CC) 5.00 Art Nation. (R, CC) 5.30 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC)

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6.00 Rugby League. ARL Schoolboy Cup. Illawarra Sports High v Patrician Brothers. 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. (G, CC) 11.00 The NRL Sunday Footy Show. (G) 12.00 The Sunday Roast. (PG) Hosted by Andrew Voss, with Phil Gould, Terry Kennedy and Mark Geyer. 1.00 Surfing. ASP World Tour. Beachley Classic. Highlights. 1.30 Getaway. (PG, CC) 2.00 Top Design. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 The Block. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 24. Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels. From Sydney Football Stadium, NSW. 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 The Block. (Final, PG, CC) 8.30 Underbelly: Razor. (New series, M, CC) 10.30 CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M, R, CC) 12.30 Rugby League. Super League. Wigan v Bradford 2.30 What Would You Do? (M, R) 3.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.00 GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Home Shopping. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) It’s Academic. (C, R, CC) Movie: Return To The Batcave: The Misadventures Of Adam And Burt. (PG, 03, R) Football. AFL. Round 22. Sydney v St Kilda. That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) Science Of Migrations. (PG) Mercurio’s Menu. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Highway Patrol. (PG, CC) The Force: Behind The Line. (PG, CC) Bones. (M, CC) It appears a TV show host was the victim of the mythical creature he was trying to debunk after his remains are found in the wilderness. Castle. (M, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Ipswich 300. Race 18. From Queensland Raceway. Football. AFL. Round 22. Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs. From AAMI Stadium, Adelaide. Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 Backyard Science. (G, R, CC) 10.25 Science Clips. (G, R, CC) 10.35 Atoms Of Fire. (G, R, CC) 10.50 Ace Day Jobs. (G, R, CC) 10.55 Wagging School. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Landline. (R, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Cheese Slices. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Time Team. (G, R, CC) 6.50 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Australian Story. (CC) 8.30 50 Years Four Corners. (CC) 9.20 Media Watch. (CC) 9.35 Q&A. (CC) 10.30 Lateline. (CC) 11.05 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.35 Brideshead Revisited. (G, R, CC) 12.30 The Clinic. (M, CC) 1.25 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 2.30 The Graham Norton Show. (PG, R) 3.00 Bowls. World Cup. Women’s final. Replay. 4.00 Hungry Beast. (M, R, CC) 4.30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (G, R, CC) 5.00 Q&A. (R, CC)

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6.00 Today. (CC) 9.00 Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) 11.00 News. (CC) 11.30 Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R) 1.00 The View. (PG, CC) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) 3.00 Entertainment Tonight. (CC) 3.30 Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) 4.00 Pyramid. (Return, C, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.30 Hot Seat. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 WIN News. (CC) 7.00 A Current Affair. (CC) 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG, CC) 8.30 Rescue Special Ops. (M, CC) The team is called to a teenage party where a balcony has collapsed, trapping many of the guests, but their efforts are hampered by drunken kids. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Little Britain. (M, R) 12.05 Rugby League. Super League. Wakefield v Castleford. 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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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Packed To The Rafters. (M, R, CC) 10 Years Younger. (PG, R) The Fairies. (Final, P, R, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG, R, CC) Body Of Proof. (M, CC) After severed body parts turn up in an alleyway, Megan and her team must, literally, piece the victim back together. Having secured permission to visit the medical examiner’s office as part of a school project, Lacey finds her view of her mother changed profoundly by what she witnesses. Suits. (M, CC) How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Teen Wolf. (M, CC) Heroes. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 Behind The News. (G, CC) 10.25 Being Me. (G, R, CC) 10.45 Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Egypt Unwrapped. (G, CC) 1.35 Meerkat Manor. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. (G, R, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. (CC) 8.30 Fake Or Fortune? Monet. (G, CC) 9.35 QI. (CC) 10.05 Artscape: Carnival Queen. (CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.35 50 Years Four Corners. (R, CC) 12.30 Media Watch. (R, CC) 12.40 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 1.40 To Be A Photographer. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M, R) 3.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 The Occasional Cook. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Carbon Cops: The Bettenay And Fletcher Families. (G, R, CC) 5.00 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Packed To The Rafters. (M, R, CC) 10 Years Younger. (PG, R) All For Kids. (Return, P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Four Weddings. (PG, CC) Packed To The Rafters. (Return, M, CC) Rachel’s doubts about heading overseas are intensified as she visits Jake to invite him to her farewell dinner. Julie is also having a hard time saying goodbye. Dave’s dad Tom announces his parole has come through and he’s now a free man. Tom assures Coby he’s not here to cause any trouble. Winners & Losers. (Final, M, CC) Hung. (MA15+, CC) Parks And Recreation. (PG, CC) Perfect Couples. (PG) House Calls To The Rescue. (G, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) Hot Property. (PG, CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Megacities. (PG, CC) Worst Case Scenario. (M, CC) WIN News. (CC) 20/20. (CC) ’Til Death. (PG) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Matlock Police. (M) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Toasted TV. (G, CC) Paradise Café. (C, CC) Scope. (C, CC) The Elephant Princess. (C, CC) Hit List TV. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) The Hit (PG) Saving Kids. (PG, R, CC) Avon Descent. (R) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Hook, Line And Sinker. (G, CC) Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. West Coast v Essendon. Evening News. (CC) Jamie Does... (G, R, CC) Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Speed. (M, 94, R, CC) Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels. A fearless LAPD cop is put to the ultimate test when he is trapped on a runaway bus, full of passengers, that’s set to explode if it slows below 80 kph. Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. Collingwood v Brisbane Lions. Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) It Is Written. (PG) Hour Of Power. (G)

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Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Pearlie. (C, R, CC) Hook, Line And Sinker. (G, R, CC) The Great Australian Doorstep. (CC) School Of Rock Oz Made. (G) Hit List TV. (PG) Motor Racing. Australian Rally Championship. Round three. The Renovators: How To. (G, R, CC) Worst Week. (PG, CC) Losing It. (PG) Meet The Press. (CC) The Bolt Report. (CC) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. (G, R) Evening News. (CC) Bondi Vet. (PG, CC) Bondi Rescue. (PG, CC) The Renovators. (CC) Movie: Star Trek. (09, CC) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana. Movie: Notes On A Scandal. (06, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Kenneth Copeland. (PG) James Robison. (PG) Benny Hinn. (PG)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) The Renovators. (G, R, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators. (CC) Can Of Worms. (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M, CC) When a millionaire philanthropist goes missing after announcing the winner of his research grant, Goren and Eames’ are led back to the institution the man was funding. News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Saving Grace. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R) 1.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 2.30 Insight. (R, CC) 3.30 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 Futbol Mundial. 5.00 The Crew. (G) 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Highlights. From Spain. 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters. (G, R, CC) 8.30 Swift And Shift Couriers. (M, CC) Determined to teach a narcoleptic Jim a lesson, the staff decide to box him up and have him delivered to head office by the new drivers. 9.00 Pizza. (M, R, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Flight Of The Conchords. (M, R, CC) 10.30 Skins. (MA15+, R, CC) 11.30 The World Game. (R) 12.30 Movie: American Splendor. (M, 03, R, CC) 2.20 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) The Renovators. (G, R, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators. (CC) Modern Family. (CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) After Tony’s father is linked to the team’s investigation into the assassination of a foreign prince, Gibbs begins to question his impartiality. NCIS: Los Angeles. (M, R, CC) Callen’s cover is blown and for the team’s safety he must cut all ties with NCIS. News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Saving Grace. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Sylvie Guillem: On The Edge. (G, R) In Search Of The Messiah. (G, R) Goodbye Revolution. (PG, R, CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Costa’s Garden Odyssey. (G, R, CC) Behind The Front Door. (PG, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Engineering Connections: Space Shuttle. (G, CC) Iron Chef. (G, R, CC) Japanese cooking show in which a renowned chef and his challenger have one hour to cook a banquet based on a single ingredient, Sardines. RocKwiz. (PG, R, CC) Music quiz show, featuring Australian R’n’B singer Deni Hines and Michael Spiby, frontman of The Badloves. Each celebrity performs one of their songs backed by the RocKwiz Orkestra and combine for a duet at the end of the night. Hosted by Julia Zemiro. Movie: Angel-A. (b&w, M, 05, R) SOS. (M) Life’s A Zoo. (M, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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10.30 12.20 2.55 5.00 5.05 5.40

WeatherWatch & Music. Mandarin News Australia. (R, CC) WorldWatch. Soccer. FIFA U-20 World Cup. Final. Speedweek. Al Jazeera News. (CC) Hitler’s Bodyguard: Early Attempts On Hitler’s Life. (PG, R, CC) The Light Bulb Conspiracy. (G) Cycling Central. Cycling. Tour of Spain. Highlights. Trawlermen. (G, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Lost Worlds: The Pharaoh’s Lost City. (G, R, CC) Dateline. (CC) Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong? (G, CC) Examines the strange, newly identified, celestial phenomenon known as the “dark flow”, which could herald a dramatic shift in our understanding of the universe. Movie: Cloud 9. (M, 08, R) Movie: Tales From The Golden Age. (M, 09, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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WorldWatch. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Movie: The Key. (M, 07, R) Australian Biography: Donald Metcalf. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Cycling. Tour of Spain. Highlights. From Spain. Hosted by Mike Tomalaris. Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Insight. (CC) Cutting Edge: Conservation’s Dirty Secrets. (PG, CC) Journalist Oliver Steeds travels the globe investigating the conservation movement and how it is run. World News Australia. (CC) Hot Docs: The Road To Guantanamo. (MA15+, R, CC) Movie: Estomago: A Gastronomic Story. (AV15+, 07) WeatherWatch Overnight. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs, Second leg.


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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Plainer yarding at sale Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 1000 lambs and 850 sheep at Cooma saleyards on August 8. This was a plainer yarding with an odd pen of heavy trade lambs. Heavy trade lambs sold to $128, most sales $118 $126; Medium trade lambs sold from $110- $115. Light store old lambs, showing the colder condition, sold from $66 - $70. Heavy Merino wethers sold to $116, most sales $110 $114.50; Medium mutton $78- $90; Light mutton $55 - $65. Restockers were on hand to push light first cross ewe lambs to $88 and rising two-year-old Merino ewes to $107, to return to the paddock.

Billilingra P/ship, Lmk, 35, $110; Vivian Mahwhinney, Eld, 66, $95; O Read, BC, 8, $94; LA Stweart, JM, 30, $92.50; SM & ER Neilson, Eld, 24, $91; P & A Devereaux, Lmk, 14, $90; J & G Dobbie, JM, 41, $89; Cassilles Southgate, BC, 14, $80; K Maurier, BC, 16, $78. Store crossbred lambs Glenbourne Past Co, Lmk, 62, $88.



GM & S Tozer, Lmk, 19, $116; GO & A Moreing, MLP, 100, $114.50; GO & A Moreing, MLP, 16, $94; VJ Drew & Co, Eld, 57, $78; D & G Cowell, BC, 4, $75.



RA & KI Reed, MLP, 2, $128; SL & BJ Manning MLP, 48, $126; RJ Hain, Eld, 2, $125; Sl & BJ Manning, MLP, 14, $125; Shelley Dunn, Eld, 51, $112; Jinden Past Co, MLP, 41, $111; PP & DP Blyton, BC, 12, $110;

D & B Blyton, Lmk, 13, $90; RJ Hain, Eld, 34, $81; RM & J Barron, Lmk, 16, $81; D & G Cowell, BC, 7, $70.

Store sheep Sherwood Past Co, MLP, 41, M/e rising 2yo, Severn Park bld, $107.

A small crowd of buyers attended last Thursday’s Cooma cattle sale.

Cows sell to $1050 in small offering Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 268 cattle, comprising 63 and 205 store cattle on August 11. It was a mixed quality yarding with the market fully firm on last sale. Quotations Bulls W & L Umback, 1, 135c/kg, 705kg, $951. Cows J Irvin, Lmk, 3, 144c/kg, 636kg, $916; HJ & B Hedger, Lmk, 1, 140c/kg, 750kg, $1050; SP Lang, Lmk, 1, 140c/kg, 635kg, $889. Steers DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 5, 166c/kg, 562kg, $933; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 4, 163.6c/kg, 526c/kg, $861; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 2,, 440kg, $763; RR & JL Sands, Lmk, 1, 185c/kg, 469kg, $868; RR & JL Sands, Lmk, 1, 170c/kg, 560kg, $952; W Patterson, BC, 8, 190c/kg, 421kg, $800;

W Patterson, BC, 2, 180c/kg, 477kg, $859. Heifers W & R Boate, MLP, 2, 158c/kg, 500kg, $790; W & R Boate, MLP, 2, 150c/kg, 400kg, $600. Stores Caringo Estate, Lmk, 11 Angus cows, 3yrs with claves at foot, $1300; Montreal P/S, MLP, 2 Angus cows, 5yrs, PTIC, $830; W & R Boate, MLP, 7 Poll hfd cows 6/7yrs, PTIC, $815; HJ & B Hedger, Lmk, 8 Char/Hf cross steer weaners, $750; HJ & B Hedger, Lmk, 5 Char/Hfd cross heifer weaners, $620; Casaurina, Lmk, 8 Angus str weaners, $700; MT & P Robinson, JM, 12, Angus str weaners, $550; MT & P Robinson, JM, 11 Angus hfr wnrs, $470; D & M Michaels, JM, 12 Angus hf wnrs, $480; Brian Gaab, MLP, 11, Angus str clvs, $445. Next Cooma cattle sale on September 15; next Cooma sheep sale September 19.

SRS® Monaro sale to be held at Severn Park In recognition of the success of last year’s event and the growing demand for SRS® Genetics in the region, the annual ram sale at Severn Park will be named the SRS® Monaro. The SRS® Monaro will feature over 70 “top of the drop” Merino and Poll Merino rams selected specifically to suit the needs of sheep producers in southern NSW and Northern Victoria. Member of the SRS® Monaro Group, Trevor Ryan, said that highly profitable SRS® genetics were much sought after at the moment, as more sheep producers realised the benefits of easycare Merinos. “We are excited to be back at Severn Park in 2011 after a successful first sale last year. With more and more commercial producers seeing the benefits of SRS® genetics in terms of profitability, fertility and low maintenance, there has been lot of interest in the SRS® Monaro sale,” Mr Ryan said. Commercial wool producer, Scott Dunn, who manages “Wallendibby”, Delegate, has seen massive improvements in his sheep across the board since switching to SRS® genetics, particularly fertility.

“I see two important points emerging so far. Firstly, that we could simply class up the ewes according to SRS® principles and see an immediate and predicted big lift in potential lambing of about 30%. Secondly, and this seems incredible, I could go and buy 14 rams which were barely 12 months old, drive them home, a nine hour trip, give them a day off, then shear them, then vaccinate and drench them two days later, and then join them at only 1.2% and get such high pregnancy rates,” Mr Dunn said. The SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® genetics and have built a solid reputation for delivering truly multi-purpose Merinos with high fleece weights of fine wool on a meat carcase. They are BellaLana, Boxleigh Park, Glenwood, Mumblebone, Parkdale, Richmond and Sherwood. The Second Annual SRS® Monaro Ram Sale will be held at Severn Park, Cooma, on Wednesday October 19, 2011.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors will be held in the Cooma Ex-Services Club Limited, 106 Vale Street Cooma, at 7pm on Tuesday 27th September 2011.


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NOMINATIONS ARE HEREBY CALLED For Election to the Board of Directors of the Cooma Ex-Services Club Limited. NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Secretary Manager or persons in charge at the Club Premesis 106 Vale Street Cooma between 11am and 8pm daily.


For the Annual General Meeting will also CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011.


BEER, Simon Peter

Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 8th of August 2011 at Thredbo, formerly of Baroona St, Cooma. Aged 34 years. Dearly loved son of Peter & Kathy (DEC) Beer. Loving brother to Christopher. Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews. The relatives and friends of the late SIMON PETER BEER are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the Jindabyne Uniting Church, on Friday 19th of August 2011 commencing at 10:00 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale.

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BROWN, Jean Mavis

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 11th of August 2011 at Cooma District Hospital, Cooma, formerly of O'Brien Ave, Berridale. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved Mother of Warren, Denise and Colin. Adored Nana to her eight Grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren. Wife of Clyve (DEC). The relatives and friends of the late JEAN MAVIS BROWN are invited to attend her Thanksgiving Service to be celebrated in All Saints Anglican Church, Berridale on Thursday August 18th 2011 commencing at 11:00 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale. In lieu of flowers please celebrate Jean’s love of youth by making a donation to YOUTH WORK, SNOWY MOUNTAINS CHURCH. Addressed Envelopes will be supplied on the day.

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The Cooma and Monaro darts players who competed last weekend.

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The Southern Districts Darts Tour was held at the Cooma ExServices Club last weekend. The event brought about 100 keen dart players to Cooma. There were 10 men’s and seven ladies teams playing. Teams came from Cooma, Goulburn, Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga and Moruya. Belconnen was also invited for

this event. Goulburn won the men’s title, with Belconnen the runners-up. Goulburn 1 also won the ladies event, with Goulburn 2 in second place. Event organisers Leanne Gibson and Isabelle Roach would like to thank the Cooma Ex-Services club for supporting this event

Cooma Ladies Golf A large field played in the 18 hole stableford on Wednesday, August 3. The winner was Val Leitch with 37 points. She played accurately with many great drives flying straight down the middle of the fairways. Her putting was also on song. Denise Ashcroft was the runnerup with 36 points. Denise also played well with some fine fairway shots featuring. Balls were won by Ann Clayton, 34 points, and Beaty Russell, 33 points. In the 9 hole competition Maureen Fletcher was the winner with 15 points. On Wednesday, 10th, Julie Upton was the winner in the nine-hole stableford. It is good to see her playing well over nine holes. She won with 17 points. A ball was won by Beaty Russell with 16 points. Saturday’s nine-hole stableford attracted a number of players. All

played well but the winner was Gaye Wilson with 20 points. Balls were won by Lorraine McGregor, 19 points, and Beaty Russell, 18 points. The CS Vets 18 hole stroke event attracted a small field on Sunday. The winner was Gaye Wilson with 71 net. She played a great front nine, hitting the ball accurately, and her putts dropped. Lorraine McGregor also played a pleasing game to end up on 74 net. Our travelling golfers participated in the Bega Open. Whilst the scores were far from pleasing, the conditions and company were excellent. Thank you to Bega for their hospitality! Coming up: Wed, 17th – 18 hole stableford; Sat, 20th – 9 hole stroke; Sun, 21st – 18 hole stroke. See you on the course!


Wednesday August 17, 2011

More handicap pairs Two more matches in Handicap pairs at the weekend has now reduced the field to just four pairs and these semi-finals will be played next Saturday with the final on Sunday. On Saturday, Wayne Fogarty and Peter Caldwell had to give Road Hassall and Jack Sajina two shots start. The match went along fairly evenly til end 11 where Wayne and Peter picked up four shots to lead 12/8. Two ends to Jack and Rod saw the scores locked at 12/12, however Wayne and Peter then took control and ran out winners 26/18 to move into the semi-final, where they will play Xin Cottam and Colin Roberson. In winning the first four ends on Sunday, Jason Thompson and Mel Storta had wiped off the three start they were giving Richard Nichols and Paul Cannellanf set up a handy 7/3 lead. Although Richard and Paul won five of the next nine ends the shots went Jason and Mel’s way 8/6 and from there on, they out scored Richard and Paul to run out winners 29/19. They will play Roy Morgan and Peter Harris and have to give five start. Twenty-Two bowlers turned up on Saturday with Gayle Fitzgerald, Marie Frezza and Paul Cannell having a right royal battle with Renate Winckel, Ron Wainwright and Neil McGregor. Paul’s team got the early start to lead 16/9 after 12 ends only to watch Neil hit back, but not quite well enough to give Paul’s team a narrow win 19/18. Lorraine West, Geoff Venables and Ron Gammon won the first five ends to lead Dawn Russell, John Vincent and Keith Goodwin 9/0. Keith and Co then scored a couple of singles but all this achieved was to stir up the opposition who then went onto a very convincing win

32/11. Mary Phillips Sergio Roncelli and Ignazio Mondello had a close match with Max Povey, Olga Jebbink and Nelson Wallace with the latter having the better of the first half but their opposition coming home in the second half to win 24/22. In the last match for the day, Jim Fletcher and Mary Murphy won seven of the first 13 ends but trailed by two shots. Scores were even for the next seven ends, then Jim and Mary put on 11 shots over the remaining five ends to run out winners 27/21. Sunday’s social bowls attracted just three rinks of triples. Bob Douglas, Leonie Snell and Graham Vale played Mario Frezza, Margarita Zasso and Neil McGregor in a match in which Graham go the early start and set up an unbeatable lead at the halfway point and eventually ran out winners 28/8. Bev Berkery, Olga Jebbink and Col Roberson got an early start on Renate Winckel, Don Jarvis and Jack Sajina to lead 3/0 and later 6/3, then someone must have had a snooze only to wake and find Jack and Maria Roncelli, Sergio Roncelli and Ignazio Mondello had a real swap the lead match with Lorraine West, Jim Fletcher and Keith Goodwin. The scores were locked at 1/1 after 13 ends. Keith and Co then won six of the last eight ends for a 29/12 win. On father’s day, the ladies are organising a special day, commencing with morning tea at 10am, with two games of bowls of 14 ends to start at 10.30am, lunch at 12.30pm and final game after lunch. Cost per player for the day is just $16 with choice of Chinese or Aussie food. Names together with your choice of food must be advised to the Club by August 28. Details are on a message on each notice board and at the bar.

Coolamatong golf Coolamatong will be holding the Holden Scramble on Saturday September 3. With the course in great playing condition and the course watering system in operation it’s a good time to come and test your skills. This will be a shotgun start, so to book your team in contact Colin McCullough 0403 402 125, Brian O’Halloran 6457 1424 or Ross Thompson 6456 4688. Sunday’s stableford winner was Bruce Foote on a count back from James Webber both with 37 points. Balls went to Ross Thompson, Brad Reid and Herman Obermaier. nearest the pin on the sixth was Roy Gabriele and on the 12th Ross Thompson. Wednesday’s stableford once again went to Bruce Foote with 43. Balls

went down to 35 Ross Thompson, Mick Bottom, Mal Weston and Brian O’Halloran. Nearest the pin on the 12th was Mick and on the 17th Mal. For the ladies on Sunday Carolyn O’Byrne won the day ahead of Pat Foote, Jenny O’Byrne, Jan O’Halloran, Mary Obermaier, Marcelle Burton and Alison Clifford. Nearest the pin went to Pat. Wednesday’s winner was Pat Foote, runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Jenny O’Byrne and Carolyn O’Byrne. Nearest the pin went to Jan. This week we say farewell to Bruce and Pat who have been with us for a few weeks, until the next visit, good golfing back in Sydney.

Cooma Rifle Club Last Saturday morning was foggy but not as cold as predicted. The regular shoot was deferred to allow a re-enactment team to demonstrate periscope rifles, based on those used at Gallipoli. They had modifications to their replica trench wall, with a fire step and a ledge for sandbags and also a revised pattern of periscope device. Last time they were here they found the Gallipoli pattern very hard to fire accurately, a problem the diggers overcame by stacking sandbags around the rifle to absorb recoil.

This time they found accurate shooting from 200 yards impossible and from 10 yards difficult, although several shooters achieved good groups. From 30 metres the shooting was deadly with very small groups in the centre of the target. A film crew was there to make a record of the tests with a view to having it shown on TV on a suitable occasion. Next Saturday shooting will be from 400 yards for the monthly spoon and the monthly heat of the NRA Medal Competition.

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Two out of three All square for Cooma Tigers The junior Red Devils had two home games and one away game this week, with the 13s and 10s both playing at home and winning and the 11s away in Canberra and narrowly losing to St Edmunds. Mainstreet Under 13s V Trinity Goulburn winning 22 – 14 Last time the 13s played Goulburn it was in Goulburn and they managed a twopoint win. However this time the Devils had the home ground advantage and totally out played Goulburn in the first half. The second half of the game was a little different with Goulburn now hungry for the ball and making a couple of quick tries and conversions to put some points on the board for themselves. The Cooma lads held on and kept Trinity out keeping the score at 22 – 14. Points this week went to 3 – Mitch Rolfe, 2 – Damien Hayden and 1 – Ryan Van Gemert. High Country Hyundai Under 11s V St Edmunds losing 15 – 12 A hard fought game ensured against Eddies in the under 11s. The whole team played a fantastic game, never giving up and only lost the game due to the fact they had no reserves and Eddies had an endless supply of reserves.

The team tried so hard and tackled well all game it was bitterly disappointing to be just beaten on the day. With the finals only one game away, they will have to lift their game another notch so they can continue the great success they have had so far this season. Points this week went to 3 – Jess Sergo, 2 – Dylan Van Gemert and 1 – Pierre Wall. Melray Meat Under 10s V Broulee winning 63 – 5 The Devils were out for revenge when they took on the team from the coast. Last time they meet, the Devils lost by two points, this time with the home ground advantage and altitude on their side the Devils showed the Broulee team how much they have improved and come together as a team over this season. Broulee had no answers at all for the Devils, with the boys looking and passing the ball out along the line, supporting players and being rewarded with multiple tries. There was nostand out players on the day as the entire team worked together like they hadn’t before and were determined to win this game against Broulee. The whole team were awarded the three points this week for their fabulous team effort.

Nijong oval saw a couple of cracking matches on Saturday, as the State League four and five teams draw their regular season to a close. With pride at stake for Div four and a spot in the semis still a reality for Div five, both teams approached their task with all the guts and determination befitting a Cooma football side. Div four took to the field, with Michael Warren leading the team out as Captain; a fitting tribute to the tremendous strides he has taken as a player through the course of this year. Partnered by the livewire Andrew Jeffrey up front, the Tigers were confident they could take the game to a Belconnen team only slightly above them on the ladder. It was a patchy start for the home team, with some nice passages of play in the opposition’s half let down by some hesitant defending by the Tiger’s defence. Thankfully, John Gargett was at his sharpest in goals, repelling several attacks from open play and corners. The pressure soon told, however, and Belconnen took the lead with a vicious strike that moved in the air, leaving Gargett powerless to stop it. About this time, the coach Daniel Walker, decided to inject himself into the game, and his impact was telling. A sustained period of pressure by the Cooma midfield had softened up the defence, and when Walker received the ball wide on the left he had only one thing in mind; get the ball in the box! Delivering a stinging cross with his trademark precision, he found Andrew Jeffrey at the back post, who volleyed the ball back past the keeper with sublime skill. The second half was a real back-and-forth affair. The Tigers dominated large stretches of the play, and created some tremendous chances, but unfortunately finishing let them down on the day. Belconnen were quick on the counter-attack, but a more switched-on backline thwarted them every time to keep the scores level at full-time. Michael Corcoran and Todd Preston were at the heart of everything for Cooma, commanding the centre of midfield, and Andrew Jeffrey, buoyed by his earlier goal, was full of tricks and turns. Saturday also saw welcome returns for Brendan Bogatek, from holiday, and Riley Mitchell, from injury. Both had chances come agonisingly close, and will look to make a mark on the game next week in the final match of the season.

Division five Div five knew that victory was crucial to their chances of finishing in fourth place, and hit the field with a strong lineup to show their intent. Key defender Steven Murphy was competing in the City-toSurf, which meant Mark Jordan took his place in the backline alongside Brendan Wall and Abdulkabir Lawal. The opening minutes were dominated by the Tigers, and the large crowd saw the posts rattled several times. As with Div four, though, the ball somehow contrived to stay out of the net. As coach Walker got more and more frustrated on the sideline, the team continued to push forward and create chances. Paul Lawson and Tim Jordan were, once again, magnificent in the centre of the park, and eventually the deadlock was broken by the impressive Lachlan King.The marauding leftwinger had terrorised his defender all game, and when he found some space on the edge of the box he made no mistake in burying the ball in the corner of the net for a 1-0 lead. Disaster struck shortly before half-time when a Belconnen corner caused confusion in the box, and the ball came out of a tangle of players and into the top of the goal. A stern half-time talk from the coach didn’t seem to have much effect on the boys, and the second half became a slugfest as both teams battled for dominance. The Tigers looked to be gaining the upper hand until a breakaway from the Belconnen forwards saw them isolate keeper John Gargett and put the visitors up 2-1. Cooma could see their finals hopes slipping away, but as Div five showed last year they never give up. The equaliser, when it came, was something special to behold. The talented Andrew Bobinskas reminded everyone of his class by smashing in a dipping shot from 25 yards that the keeper had no chance of stopping. Unfortunately, the goal came too close to full time and there was no chance to push for the winner. Where there is life there is hope, they say, and Div five is still alive in the race for the finals. Next week’s final game at home to cellar dwellers ANU should be an easy victory, but the boys will also need results elsewhere to go their way. Man-of-the-Match Div 4: Todd Preston, Michael Corcoran, Andrew Jeffrey Div 5: Paul Lawson, James Douglas, Mark Jordan

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Reserves finish season in second spot It was can only be described as an up and down season for the Cooma Stallions reserve grade and the last game of the season typified all of that. Bega began well and had Cooma on the back foot right from the start with a try very early on. You could sense Cooma were keen to get things back on track and by half time the scores were close with Bega ahead 12 -10. Cooma Stallions reserves have a week off after last weekend’s victory. Cooma were a Above Mitchell Clarke heading for the try line. different side following the break and were These teams have met three times this year right on top of Bega but were still unable to really and Cooma have come away victors on all three pull ahead. occasion. But semi finals are different and if It took a crunching tackle from Jason Braz to Cooma can get their injured brigade back on deck finally reinforce Cooma’s authority. will be looking to a victory and continue towards a After this they never looked back and grand final berth the following fortnight. came away eventual winners 24 -16. A big Games will get underway on Sunday at Cooma congratulations to their coach Boxa for getting the Showground in all four grades. guys to this position they are now one game away 18s Tathra v Bega 10:30am from the Grand Final and with a couple of weeks Reserve Grade Bega V Eden noon training under their belt a premiership is well within Oz Tag Eden V Tathra 1:45pm their grasp. First Grade Cooma V Tathra 2:30pm This week is a big week for the First Grade with a minor semi against the fourth placed Tathra Sea Let’s get all Cooma supporters along to witness Eagles. Tathra are coming of a big win against the this young Cooma side full of locals try to advance Bega Roosters and will be full of confidence come further along in this year’s premiership race. Sunday.


Tresette winners for 2011 The Cooma Bocce Club held the annual Tresette Italian Card competition last Sunday with teams who finished in first to fourth places receiving generous cash prizes which are donated by Lee Farinazo in memory of her husband Lou who was a regular Tresette player at Lee Farinazo is pictured with Mario Zorzit and Beppi this popular local Tonini. club. The competition was an all day Mixed Doubles, Ladies Doubles and event with each team required to Ladies Singles. The annual Tonini Cup, play each other. A break was held which is a bocce competition with for lunch and everyone enjoyed the players drawn randomly from a ‘hat’, wonderful three course meal prepared will be held on Sunday September by Giovanna and served up by her 11. Another Italian card competition, helpers Anita and Lina. Thanks to Briscola, is planned for October 9 but both Michael for his work in the bar this date has yet to be confirmed. and Beppi for his espresso coffee Lunch is available for members and making skills every time the club holds friends for all of the abovementioned a luncheon. competitions and whenever there is The eventual winners of the card an all day competition with everyone competition were Carlo Salvestro welcome as long as they have made a and Teresa Botto who played very prior booking. skillfully and only lost one game all The Cooma Bocce Club is day. Placed second were Beppi celebrating its 25th Anniversary Tonini and Mario Zorzit with third place at the end of this year and is won by Tony Tagliapietra and Gino planning a celebratory dinner dance Campagnaro followed in fourth place in conjunction with their annual by Ada Rossetto and Rinaldo Pevere. presentation night on November 12, The activities planned for the Bocce so mark this date in your diary. Club, over the next few weeks, will be bocce competitions for members to establish the 2011 champions in

A hat trick of hat tricks as the Fillies charge to the finals A depleted Cooma Fillies took on the Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the season prior to the finals. Having only enough players to field a starting side, the Fillies were finally thankful for the punishing fitness training that Coach Craig Schofield has been putting them through and with first place within their reach, it was important that they came away with the points. Alicia Clarke’s kick off put the Fillies in excellent field position to begin the game. A short side play gave the girls an overlap within the opening minute and saw Anna Steel cross to begin the scoring for the day. An onslaught of points followed for the indefatigable Fillies in what was a merciless game. Alicia Clarke’s long range try and Louise Barron’s last tackle dash down the blind side posted further points inside the first five minutes of the game, before a defensive lapse gave the Bulldogs a try of their own. It was to be their only try in the game. Having great success on the flanks, Patrice Ingram delivered Anna Steel a beautiful ball from dummy half and Steel posted further points from within the Fillies own half. Alicia Clarke regathered her own perfectly positioned grubber kick, much

to the delight of the crowd, to score her second before Patrice Ingram got a double in quick succession from a long range. Jade Lee closed the first half with a last minute try and at half time, the score read 32-4. While the points flowed, it was the defence of Tara Barnes, Shannon Schofield and Georgie Clarke that kept the Fillies dominant. Their consistent effort never faltered, while Margie Rankin, Alana Nichols and Paige Kucks hit the ball up with vigour to maintain the Fillies field position. The second half brought attack just as ruthless as the first. Alicia Clarke opened the half with points to bring up her hat trick, and not to be outdone, Anna Steel followed for hers before Jade Lee scored two long range tries to bring up her own triple. The flirtation with the try line continued with what has been described by many as one of the best tries seen at the Showground in recent times. Georgie Clarke fielded a kick on the Fillies own 10m line and expertly weaved through at least five defenders to run the length of the field and score. A jubilant crowd gave her the recognition she deserved for this effort, just rewards for one who puts her body on the line week after week. Minutes later,

Georgie was at it again, toeing the sideline and swerving past defenders who fell short inches from her tags to round out the day’s performance. Her efforts were complemented by Tara Barnes’ line breaks, Paige Kucks’ last dash tags, Margie Rankin’s hit ups, Alana Nichols’ all round efforts and Shannon Schofield’s unwavering energy. The whole team should be congratulated for their performance on a relatively warm day. Points this week went to Tara Barnes (3), Louise Barron (2) and Shannon Schofield (1) with Georgie Clarke awarded Player’s Player. At the close of the regular season, the Fillies sit on second position, equal on points but second due to for-and-against, behind Narooma. In the inaugural year of this competition, it is a feat worthy of accolade. The girls have this weekend off before playing Narooma in Eden next week for a spot in the grand final. C’mon Fillies! Cooma Fillies 54 (A. Clarke, 3, A. Steel, 3, J. Lee, 3, P. Ingram, 2, G. Clarke, 2, L. Barron) defeated Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs 4 (C. Blair).

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Colts facing last competition matches The Cooma Colts had a great crowd at the the showground on Sunday to see the Colts vying for spots in the finals series. The winner of the meat raffle was Gwen Williams. The Colts are very fortunate that we have some great local sponsorship in the Berridale Bakery who donated delicious pastries. Thank you also to Azzanare Pizza for the player of the week pizza vouchers and McDonalds Cooma for the meal vouchers. Snowy River Painting Under 7 Colts What a brilliant performance from the U7s this week, taking on the Gungahlin Bulls White at home and taking away a 36-14 win. It was great to see Ryan Monday back on deck. His dummy half play and runs in general play were great to watch. Adam Constance was buzzing around all game willing to get involved as much as he could. Talon Kelly’s defence was excellent and his running just as good, scoring two tries. James Bannon scored a try and kicked a goal. Brock Freeburn continued his trying scoring spree, bagging four. Kristian Zusak was great at dummy half and also scored a try. Harry Swain made several long runs getting caught short of the line a couple of times. Overall an excellent game by all players. See you at training. Steve Byland Building Under 11 Colts The under 11s played West Belconnen on Sunday unfortunately losing 30 - 6. The boys again this week came out strong with Lachlan Inskip finding the try line within minutes of the game starting and Bill Zammit converting, but West Belconnen fought back. Josh Dwyer/Gersak, Joel Saville, Luke Day and Joshua Bruce all made great runs as the Macca triplets, Dylan Elton, and James Cahill all made some brilliant tackles. Andrew Pearce, Thomas Hain, Jack Reid, James Hill and Jarrod all chased really well, but were unfortunate to loose the game. Well done boys. Thank you to Marlene Bottom and Amber Zammit (FAO) and Bernie McDonald (league safe) South East Embroidery Under 12 Colts The U12s played Goulburn in a must win game if they were to keep any chances for a semi-final. We started out with 100 percent effort by all players and great individual runs by Jake Hedger to score two individual tries, both of which he had to run at least 80m. Carson Barrett, Zac Saddler, Blake Thomas, Kane Trent-Smith and Matty Robinson all had great attacking runs and were all strong in defence. Dane Freimanis and Will Shingles combined well to get the ball out to the backs. Further tries were scored by Jordan Khodr and Zac Saddler. Goals were kicked by Zac Saddler and Declan Gregory. The

final score was 20 - 16. Franks Butchery Under 13 Colts The Under 13s had a great victory at Yass on the weekend winning 24 - 14. A great first half saw the boys lead 12 nil at half time. Try scorers were Isaac Singh, Mitch Rolfe, Dan Swain, Hughie Allen and Dominic McDonald with two goals to Damo Hayden. 3 points went to Tyler Fanning, 2 points to Mitch Rolfe and 1 to Dominic McDonald. The game was the best display of the year, it goes to show what we can do if we all get to training and put in 100 percent, well done boys!! . Monaro Panel Beaters Under 14 Colts The Under 14s took on Bungendore Tigers at home last Sunday. Bungendore were the first point scorers with a try with the Colts having trouble with ball security. Cooma’s first try came from a hard running Jayden Walker. At half time Cooma trailed Bungendore 10-4. The second half started the same as the first with the big Bungendore forwards terrorising Cooma’s smaller outside backs, who to their credit stood up to be counted. Cooma hit back with a try by Andrew Crimmins, running off an offload by Nick Gersak-Dwyer. This was converted by Aaron Pidcock and the Colts trailed 18-10 with time left on the clock. A mounting injury list took its toll on the team finally going down 24-10 in a gutsy effort, with players staying on the field ‘busted’.The medal was won by Austin Riley and the Azzanare Pizza awards for the past three weeks went to Andrew Crimmins, Aaron Pidcock and Josh Zammitt. We travel to Yass next week- a win can secure a semi final position. Good Luck boys!!! Service One Members Banking Under 15 Colts The Under 15s played the Belconnen Sharks at Belconnen on Sunday winning a tough match 24-4. The Colts played some of their best footy this year in the opening 20 minutes, completing their set after set without mistake. The Colt’s defence was relentless with the Sharks making very few metres up the middle. Well done the entire team. Thomas Cronan typified the Colt’s performance with solid defence and slick attack when he was out wide. Thomas excelled against the Sharks topping the tackle count and hit ups and also scored two tries. Well done Thomas. Up front, Harry Sellers and Eric Conley dominated, running at will through the defensive line. If it wasn’t Harry or Eric it was Jamie Clifford or Kurt Lomas. Kurt cut loose several times with the ball and when the Sharks looked like they might score, Kurt finished them off. Luke Platts also had a strong game in defence and made several runs from dummy half and Luke Johnson led the team around the ground well. James Minards was a revelation at fullback, playing brilliantly, taking

several high bombs and breaking the line with the ball. Austin Willis- Reynolds had his best game of the season. He was everywhere and really put some tough shots on the Sharks and made plenty of incisive runs through heavy defence. Jack Williams was his usual best cutting down Shark’s players at will and scored a great try. Dean Blyton had another strong game with a try saving tackle and several runs through the middle of the ruck. Another standout player was Peter Craze whose support play through the middle was solid. Nic Rosten scored a try and made plenty of tackles. Ben Bruce had another strong performance and Josh McDonald busted through the line on several occasions. The team had four conversions, two by Luke Platts and one each to Luke Johnson and Josh Hogan. The Colts 15s finished the game and the season off in style with a resounding win over the Sharks and now have a bye to give them a week’s rest before they get ready for the semi finals. The Colts finished the season in close second and the comp is theirs for the taking if they are good enough and play to the best of their ability. Melray Meats Under 16 Colts The under 16s took on second placed Gungahlin Bulls on Friday at Greenway. The Colts knew this would be a hard fought game, but were never willing to say die. The Bulls took first honours and scored two tries despite outstanding tackling from Blayne Thomas, Glen Payne and Kalhem Jones. Harry Roach showed he had no match in pace and scored a great try. The Colts had little ball in the first half and defended for most of the game and Zane Weston, Harry Roach, Jacob Moon, Blake Byrne, and Joel Smith defended exceptionally. The Bulls retaliated with a third try and lead the score line 18 - 4 at half time. Confidence showed as the boys ran onto the field for the second half and it wasn’t long before Jack Downie snuck in a great try. New comers Dom Giagios, Vinnie Newton, Tim Green and Corey Stockton all stepped up and defended exceptionally. The next points on the board were by Jack Downie who scored another great try. Joel Smith kicked the conversion and the scoreboard read 18 points to 14. The Colts never gave up but the Bulls managed two more tries to take the final score 26 - 14. The game was played in the spirit of rugbyleague. Thank you to Eric Conley and Ned McDonnell who stepped up from the under 15s to help out the 16s, their efforts and commitment all season have been invaluable as at times we have needed the extra players. This Friday we play at home in our last competition game as Colts so come along to the showground at 7pm and cheer the boys on as they need the win to secure a spot in the finals.

Big day of league at Cooma Showground The Cooma Showground will be a hive of rugby league Group 16 competition will see the clash of the Tathra girls this Sunday when Group 16 holds the 2011 season minor against the Eden side. Both teams have shown good form semi finals in four grades. and combination in this initial season and maybe Eden has a slight edge. 10.30am: Sees the clash of the under 18 sides Bega and Tathra. This game shold be a close tussle for the first First grade- 2.30pm half but Tathra, who have a well balanced side, will take The main game of the day is between the home side control and come away with a win. Cooam Stallions atake on the ocastal side the Tathra Sea Eagles. Cooma have registered two wins over Tathra in Noon: The Reserves grade game here will see Bega rounds two and three, while Tathra took the first game in take on the Eden side. Eden have struggled a bit this year round one. and will probably find Bega a little too strong Cooma has played well the last month, defeating competition heavyweights Eden and pushing the leaders Oxtag at 1.30: Bega to the post. The very successful introduction of girls Oztag into the Cooma will look to their versatile forward pack to

dominate, plus the quick backs, Smith, Salvestro and fullback Lynch. Tathra also have a willing side and Cooma will have to watch closely the combination of fullback Murphy and the ex-Manly 5/8th. Hopefully the referee will let the game flow along in what should be an entertaining encounter. Cooma to advance to the finals by a few points. So, for a big day of top country rugby league, be at the home of senior and junior football, the Cooma Showgrounds. The day starts with two minor Colts games from 9am. See you all there.

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Season over for Red Devils - Easts forfeit last game The Red Devils travelled to Canberra to take on Uni North’s on Saturday morning. With only 20 men for the two games it was always going to be a tough ask but at least everyone was guaranteed plenty of game time. The Reserve grade game started at a frenetic pace with both sides playing mistakefree football and going from end to end. Cooma was dominating the early exchanges and looked to have the better of the running. Good hard running from Dan Jefcoate, Aron Rogers, and Luke Van Der Plaat had Cooma getting over the advantage line while strong defence from Campbell Young, Damien Roach, Joel Bracher and Mark Askell, who made his long awaited return from injury, made it hard for Uni to reach the advantage line. Even though Cooma had the better of the running in the first 20 minutes it was Uni Norths who were able to score first. Leading 7 nil with 15 minutes to go in the first half, Uni looked like they were starting to get the upper hand but Cooma was able to narrow the lead when new inside centre Adam Schofield drifted across field drawing three players to him. He was then able to turn the ball back inside for Pat Dorahy who ran through the hole Adam had created, outpaced the Uni North’s full back over the last 40 metres to the tryline. Nathan Boate was unable to convert from out wide but Cooma was back in the game. Uni was able to score late in the first half to go into half time leading 14-5. Cooma was confident coming out in the second half that they would be able to come from behind and win as that had seemed to be the trend for the season - let the other team get the lead then try and run it down. It looked to be going to plan early in the half. With replacements made by stand in coach Ben Schouten, Cooma went very close

to scoring after Josh Fraser, playing in his preferred wing position, was able to charge down a clearing kick. Fergus McCosker was unable to gather the loose ball and fall over the try line. Cooma was able to win the scrum after Mark Fraser showed that he is still the best prop in Cooma no matter what the critics say. This five metre scrum gave Cooma a great attacking opportunity and the Red Devils were able to get over under the posts after Damien Hopkins ran over the top of four defenders only to be held out a metre short. This allowed Neil Schouten to take a quick pick and drive and dive over. Tug Boate converted and at 14-12 to Uni it was anyone’s game. Uni then lifted and played better controlled football. Only scrambling defence from Bob Smith, Ben Kelly and Steven Boate stopped Uni from running away with the game but two late tries meant that Cooma went down 2812. Points this week went to one point shared between Dan Jefcoate, Campbell Young and Sam Bacigalupo, 2 Aron Rogers, 3 Steven Boate and player’s player went to Aron Rogers. Thanks to everyone who has been involved with the reserve grade side this year and we hope to see you all again next year.

First grade The Cooma Red Devils first grade side took on Uni North’s on the weekend, having done a fairly extensive warm up by already playing a full game of football. Cooma took to the field knowing that there was not a lot to play for as finals football was out of the question. So with only pride in the Cooma jumper and to show the Canberra boys that whatever the situation is, pain hurts but giving up hurts a lot more, Cooma took to the field running and from the opening exchanges the game looked

like it would be won through the forwards and whoever controlled the ball the best would come out on top. Brutal early defence from Matt Gibbs, Josh Fraser and Chris De Rooy had the Uni players going backwards but it was Uni who were able to hold the better field position for most of the first half. Uni scored two first half tries and looked to be going to go on with it only desperate defence from Matt Lee, Ben Kelly, Curtis Watkins and Phil Johnson prevented Uni from scoring any more points. Cooma went into half time down 14 nil and Cooma wraps up a Uni player. after an inspirational speech from Matt Gibbs which really rallied the stepped up to the mark. troops, the Red Devils Uni were able to score two late tries to came out and really stepped it up controlling take the game 26-0. Cooma’s season is now the ball for much of the half. Neil Schouten, Damien Hopkins and Aron finished as Easts are unable to bring a side Rogers took the ball forward with great to Cooma next week but we are still going to determination. They were well supported by train on Thursday night in preparation for next Dan Jefcoate, Martin Markobasic and Adam year. The player’s would like to thank everyone Schofield who thought he was still playing in the backs with his short kicking game coming who has helped throughout the season as a to the fore. Nathan and Steven Boate tried to club cannot run without your support and we work some blindside plays but the scramble look forward to seeing you all next year. Points defence of Uni prevented Cooma from this week were shared 1 point went to Josh Fraser and Will Nicholls, 2 Phil Johnson and scoring. It was good to see young Cooma players Leighton Bates, 3 Adam Schofield and Jimmy Campbell Young, Bob Smith and Damien Nichols and players player was a tie between Roach make their first grade debuts and all Neil Schouten and Ryan Morgan. of them did extremely well when they

Cats call on supporters for season finale

The Cooma Cats have called on all supporters, past players and friends to head down to Snowy Oval this Saturday for their final home game of the 2011 AFL Canberra Division four season. The season finale, against the Gungahlin Jets, promises to be a close and exciting contest as both teams look to finish the year with a win. “This game means a lot to everyone at the Cats,” club president Dave Paterson said. “We have continued to improve this season and a win this Saturday will confirm the year as on of our best in recent times. “So there is a lot at stake, and we certainly hope we can do Cooma proud,” Dave said. The Cats went down to Eastlake in Canberra on the weekend in what was a very disappointing result for the club. The final score was Cooma 7-5-47 defeated by Eastlake 8-1967. “We certainly felt we could have won that game, but unfortunately were unable to do so,” Dave said. “But at the end of the day, despite a large number of players being unavailable through either injury of promotion to higher division duties with our affiliate clubs Woden and Queanbeyan, we still managed to field a full side. “This speaks volumes for the health of the club because it wasn’t that many years ago we’d be struggling to put a team on




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The Cooma Stallions Under 18s lined up at home on the weekend to play the frontrunners of the Group 16 competition, the Merimbula-Pambula side. This team had whitewashed Cooma in round two by 70 points to four. The Cooma lads were very focussed and eager to amend things and put in one of their best efforts of the season, going down by 16pts to 14 at the bell. Both sides played tight, hard football with a number of solid forward exchanges. The crowd witnessed some exciting play from the speedy backs with Cooma fullback Brian Cronan an absolute standout with a sizzling display, notching up two great tries. The Cooma forwards matched it with the versatile Bulldogs pack with Ash Stokes, Campbell Hillman and Harmey very good. Shane ‘Kiwi” Terampi recorded his first try as well. Cooma backs Tregido, Hynes and Crowley were always dangerous and have really developed into a strong combination this season. Well done Under 18s – you are a bit unlucky not to be playing in the semi finals.

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