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Life Membership was bestowed by Mr Ken Hall on (from left) John King, Keith Clarke, Cecil Aitchison, Peter Bottom, Ellis Aitchison, Kevin Clarke, Malcolm Scarlett (for his grandfather Owen), Keven Burke and Supt. Ken Hall. (Absent was Owen Scarlett, owing to illness. His Life Membership was accepted by his son, David and his grandson, Malcolm)

Firies new home Berridale Bush Fire Brigade’s new shed was officially openedlast Saturday by past-President and Life Member, John King (right) assisted by Life Member and oldest living member of the Berridale Brigade, Kevin Clarke. The opening was performed in the time-honoured manner of a conscientious bush fire brigade - by the use of a drip torch to light the wick which then burnt the

Official Opening ribbon stretched across the middle door of the new shed. A cheer of appreciation arose from the large crowd assembled to witness the opening and much clapping and back slapping ensued. After 71 years from inception, a beautiful new shed, a credit to the volunteers of the Berridale Bush Fire Brigade. See story page 2.

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New home for Berridale Bushfire Brigade By Robin Daley A large crowd of more than 100 people attended the official opening of the Berridale Bush Fire Brigade’s new shed on Saturday. As well as members from the Berridale brigade, representatives

from Adaminaby, Bobundara, Bungarby, Dalgety, Ingebyra, Jindabyne, Kalkite, Numbla Vale and Rocky Plain brigades were also present. Representing the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service, Shane Fitzsimmons, was

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opening. Joint Chairman, Monaro Bush Fire committee, Councillor Winston Phillips was also present as was NPWS Southern Ranges Regional Manager Dave Darlington. Also present were SRSC Councillors Neen Pendergast and Tony Hayes and General Manager, Joe Vescio. Supt. Hall was full of praise for the Berridale Bush Fire Brigade. He passed on the Commissioner’s congratulations to the Berridale Brigade members. Supt. Hall spoke of his admiration of Jim Durrant, Manager, RFS Monaro Team and Barry Aitchison, Operations Manager, RFS Monaro Team for their support for their volunteers. Chairman, Phil Daley said in his speech how people reading the history of the Berridale Bush Fire Brigade will be amazed at how many times the word “volunteer” is mentioned

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Dedicated Service Awards were presented to (left back) Peter Ivers, Gary Suthern, Ray Wroe, Adolf Franco, Gary Rae, David Scarlett (with Malcolm), John King, Phil Daley and Barry Aitchison (Left front) Lex Suthern, Billy Clarke, Steve Knowles, Stuart Reid, Vince Stocks and Geoff Woodhouse. (Absent were: Rob Staples, Kevin Biilmann and Tony Hasaart. Absent for photo was Marty Timmins) in the book. “It is important to recognise the delicate balance between when you have a volunteer, when you have a volunteer on side and when you don’t have a volunteer. “Barry Aitchison’s success with his volunteers has largely been because he has always done the extra yards,” Phil said. Mayor John Cahill said volunteers do all the work and there is a great sense of security knowing they are around and prepared to fight fires. The Mayor then presented a Dedicated Service Award to Barry Aitchison and said it was in recognition of Barry’s ability to lead his team and weld it together. “Barry is very highly regarded,” Mayor Cahill said. Barry thanked everyone for the support they give to the Berridale Brigade. “It is a great community and a great brigade. “What you put into it is what you get out of it,” he said. He thanked his Administration Officer, Kerrie Evans and said

she was the backbone of the organisation. “I didn’t buy flowers for you Kerrie but I’ve bought you a ticket in the raffle,” Barry joked. Past President, John King was invited to officially open the brigade’s new shed along with the brigade’s oldest member, Kevin Clarke. John said he was very honoured to be asked to open the shed. “I remember the very first shed. It was very small and really had nothing in it. “Now, in the Berridale Brigade area we have three sheds and six brigade vehicles.” Also speaking of volunteers, John said: “Volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days of the week, but I’d like to pay tribute to the wives as well”. “Also, the debt we owe Barry is enormous.” At the opening of the new shed, Life Membership was bestowed on seven volunteer members of the Berridale Brigade by Mr Ken Hall. Mayor John Cahill then presented Dedicated Service Awards to 18 volunteer members. Past members who have moved to other

areas took the time to travel back to Berridale to attend the opening. A sumptuous luncheon, prepared by the ladies of the Berridale Brigade, was enjoyed by all. Four ute loads of fire wood were raffled and the winners were; Gwen Filtness, Scott Bottom, Cliff Hannan and Vance Bottom. Berridale Brigade treasurer Vince Stocks said $1449 was raised on the day through the generosity of members and friends. The new 70-page book, Berridale Bush Fire Brigade: A History, 1941 – 2012 was launched and is available for sale for $10 at the Berridale Fire Control Centre in Bolton Street, Berridale and at the Berridale Trading Company general store. The DVD of 240 Bush Fire Brigade photographs, painstakingly compiled by Adrian Butters, is also for sale at the Fire Control Centre for $10. Both items are invaluable as a history of the Berridale Bush Fire Brigade.

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Community building grant for Cooma pool Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced that CoomaMonaro Council will receive funding for the installation of solar panels on Cooma Pool under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program. “The Cooma community will benefit from a $35,000 investment from the NSW Government, which has been matched by a $35,000 investment from Cooma-Monaro Council.” Mr Barilaro said. “This investment will allow the installation of 20Kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the Cooma Festival Swimming Pool (CFSP) Pictured with the $35,000 ‘cheque’ last week are Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s recreation services manager Ross Lawley, Mayor Dean Lynch, pool manager Lorraine Alford and Member for Monaro, complex” The CFSP contains 3 John Barilaro. electrically heated pools sustainable and a renewable energy source.” and is the only public The project form part of $300,000 worth of funding for aquatic facility in the Shire. It is used by the majority of the schools within the region as well as swimming clubs and community community projects in the Monaro electorate, part of $35 million for 1424 community projects throughout the state. members throughout the season. “This funding represents the delivery of another election “This investment will allow Council to reduce the costs involved with the running of the pool during the 6 month season and will commitment from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to continue to generate power onto the grid throughout the remaining renovate community infrastructure across the State,” Mr Barilaro said. months,” Mr Barilaro said. “I am proud to be part of the Liberal and Nationals Government, “Reducing the electricity accounts will benefit the community as it will allow funds to be allocated for other purposes such as local which is ensuring that community infrastructure in regional areas like Cooma is not being overlooked.” roads.” “This project will also reduce carbon emissions by using a

Carbon tax, green schemes to add $315 to Monaro power bills Member for Monaro John Barilaro has outlined how NSW electricity bills will show the cost of Labor’s carbon tax and green schemes following the announcement by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) that the carbon tax will be responsible for an estimated nine percent increase in power bills. From July 1, NSW power bills will include in red text: “NSW Govt estimates that Federal carbon tax and green energy schemes add about $315 a year to a typical 7MWh household bill – see” “NSW families were entitled to know how much of their quarterly household bill is courtesy of Labor’s carbon tax,” Mr Barilaro said. “Both households and small businesses in the Monaro will be devastated by the proposed price rises, estimated to add $182 to $381 to the average household bill,” “Over half of the proposed 16 percent increase in electricity prices is because of Labor’s carbon tax” Green schemes, including the cost of Labor’s carbon tax, are



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How have you improved since How many times a week are you began? you rehearsing. Haven’t had much of a chance to Couldn’t tell you. improve. Have you or your partner Are you having fun? suffered any injuries since you It’s been nice to be involved, I’m started? We haven’t really started yet. No a bit apprehensive about the whole thing. I’m outside my comfort zone. injuries.

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David Learoyd & Partner Jo Brown How is your dancing going? Did you see yourself as a Small steps and a lot of cracks. Jo is a very patient instructor dancer before this competition? and I’m a very slow learner. Not really, but I certainly don’t now. In the short lessons I’ve had How many times a week are you rehearsing? I’ve realised how talented Twice a week. dancers are. Have you or you partner suffered any injuries since you started dancing? No injuries yet but watch this space.

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Tourism Snowy Mountains appoints new CEO After an Australia-wide search, the body responsible for representing and marketing the Snowy Mountains tourism region has appointed its first CEO. Chairman of Tourism Snowy Mountains, David Sheldon, has announced that tourism and events identity, Peter Sheppard joins the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) to lead the body in delivering its strategic plan and the objective of growing visitation and expenditure in the region. In announcing Peter’s appointment, Mr Sheldon said the seniority of the role points to Tourism Snowy Mountains’ commitment to building the visitor economy across the entire region. “In one way or another, tourism positively impacts almost every aspect of local business and is a key driver in the economic livelihood of the Snowy Mountains region. Peter brings a wealth of unique experiences to the position and his brief is to use this tourism marketing and product development expertise to grow the tourism economy and deliver sustainable outcomes for members,” Mr Sheldon said. With a background in business, tourism marketing and international event development, Peter has more than 25 years in senior management roles within major




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Wednesday April 18, 2012

‘Over Kosciuszko’ celebrated

Traditional Polish Dancers Folkloric Ensemble Kujawy performing in the hangar at Jindabyne airstrip. As part of the sixth K’Ozzie festival held over the weekend the Jindabyne Aero Club (JAC) hosted Sunday’s activities, which included fraternity flights; flying one Polish and one Aboriginal passenger in each plane. The donated flights took an ancestor of the traditional custodians, the Ngarigo people, along with a person who shares the heritage of the Polish traveller and surveyor Sir Paul E. Strzelecki. The day began with official ceremonies hosted by SBS’ Dariusz Paczynski welcoming The Polish Consul-General Daniel Gromann, the Hon. Dr Peter Phelps MLC (on behalf of the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell) and distinguished Ngarigo Elders. Aunty Rachel and Auntie Rae. The event was organised by Ernestyna Skurjat-Koze along with Aero Club President, Bob Young and Club Secretary, Michael Fischer. Mr Fischer also flew his Cessna 182 for three flights, along with pilot/ members Ian Funnell (Mooney), Paul Duncan (Nanchang Warbird) and Mike Roberts flying Geoff Straney’s Jet Ranger Helicopter. Twelve flights took off in perfect flying conditions

towards Mt Kosciuszko flying up the Thredbo River Valley and back over Perisher. Waiting at the summit was a group of Poles taking part in the surprise wedding ceremony of Kasia and Piotr from Poland. Back on land a hangar was converted for the festivities which included traditional Polish folk dancing group, Folkloric Ensemble Kujawy. Lynn and Darryl of the Celtic Pipers Band of Canberra, Polish Folkloric Ensemble Lojkonik and a performance by a Digital Didgeridoo artist from Poland: Arkadiusz Buczek. A traditional Polish lunch was provided by Polonez Smallgoods. Speeches by the Consul-General, Dr. Phelps (a historian as well as being a Member of NSW Upper House) and Club President, Bob Young all made mention of the contribution the Polish and Aboriginal people made to Australian society during peace and wartime. The Jindabyne Aero Club had great pleasure in hosting the event, which bought together the descendants of the diverse peoples that helped to define the Snowy-Monaro that we know today.

Emergency services report Fire destroyed the Nolan Auto Parts & Industrial Supplies in Maybe Street, Bombala, last Friday. The huge blaze, which started at about 9am, saw fire brigades from Bombala, Cooma, Jindabyne and Bateman’s Bay attend. However, attempts to save the building failed and other equipment, including forklifts, were also destroyed in the fire. Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

Cooma Fire Brigade was also called to a fire at 10pm on Thursday night, in a shed behind the scout Hall in Babin Place, Cooma North. Police are investigating the cause. The brigade was also called to a fuel leak in the Coles carpark at 12.30pm on Saturday and at 6pm, to a grass fire at Polo Flat. The Monaro Post was unable to obtain any recent police news at the time of going to press, despite numerous attempts to do so.



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All roads should lead to Nimmitabel on Saturday 21 April for a great gardening experience. Three of the Monaro’s most interesting and diverse gardens will be opening to support the Nimmitabel and District Garden Club which raises finds for community and local projects. There is something for everyone at these gardens – at John and Sally Anne Cottle’s “Shirley”, grand design, symmetrical parterres, open terraces and sweeping views surround the charming old house. Landscape designer Paul Bangay has reshaped the garden giving it new directions for the future. An added touch for the day will be garden inspired homewares for sale. Trisha Dixon Burkitt’s “Bobundara” has secret woodlands, glorious old trees, old fashioned plants, hedges and winding paths. A dry garden is an example of what can be achieved with minimal watering. “Shades of Gray” imaginative garden sculptures


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Anne and Howard Charles’ “Rockybah”is a cleverly designed garden sweeping around the house with plant filled perennial borders, and wonderful views to the majestic landscape. A long “Ha Ha” wall, built by Anne Charles, is a defining feature, and an excellent example of its type. A well stocked plant stall is the result of many months of potting by garden club members. Morning tea will be served at both “Bobundara” and “Shirley”, and luncheon will be at “Rockybah”. The cost for the day is $30. For further information, and bookings (essential for catering) please contact Sue Jardine ( 64546210) or Marie Hampson ) 64546428)

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Back in 1971, a group of parents in Bourke shared some valid concerns regarding the issues of equal access to eduction for rural students form early childhood level, through primary and secondary schooling and even into tertiary education. They each shared the desire to minimise the gaps in the education system and thus the Isolated Children’s Parents Association (ICPA) of NSW came into being. Word spread fairly quickly around the state followed by the rest of NSW and then it crossed borders and went Australia-wide. The ICPA has now gone national with 32 of those branches in NSW, including the passionate branch here on the Monaro where the branch has been operating since December of 1971. The ICPA recently celebrated their 40th anniversary as well as held their Annual Conference in Bourke where the President of the last four years stood down and Monaro region

local, Duncan Taylor, stepped into the position. Next year’s conference though will be held in Cooma and members of the public will be very welcome to attend the meet to see what they are about. There are some 3000 member-families across Australia and the ICPA has state organisations and branches in all states except Victoria and the ACT. The broader Monaro area branch has 30 member-families and covers pre-school as well. In fact, the organisation stands for anything at all to do with education. It covers curriculum, distance education, boarding school and bus travel. The IPCA is a Federal organisation that looks at federally based issues including tertiary education that is federally run. Recently the organisation tried to gain more hours for Delegate Pre School and while there has been no change at the present, there is hope that there will be in the future.

Parkinsons group meeting today The next meeting of the Snowy-Monaro Parkinson’s Support Group will be held on Wednesday April 18 at 2pm at the Werri- Nina Centre, Sharp Street Cooma. Mrs Simpson from Centrelink will update the

services available to Parkinsons’s sufferers and their carers. Arrangements will be finalised for the trip to Canberra later this month to visit the Botanical Gardens and enjoy lunch together.

Concert for hospital auxiliary People who attended the Care for Christchurch The concert will be held at St Paul’s Parish Hall Concert last year, will be pleased to know that a on Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 2pm. similar one is being held again, this time in aid of Tickets are $15 for adults, $25 for family, and the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary. $5 for school children and are available from the The Giddy Family from Yass will play piano, Fabric Salon, Cooma or at the door., strings and organ and young local musicians will Afternoon tea is included. play classical guitar, saxophone and flute.

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REFURBISHED TOILETS The refurbished toilets in Centennial Park were opened on Good Friday. This followed a 10 week project to demolish the interior and replace with new tiling, partitions and fixtures.

OVAL PREPARATION Council has now completed field markings for all ovals in preparation for the winter season. This includes the Cooma Showground which was being rehabilitated for most of the early part of this year and now incorporates new goalposts provided by the Cooma Rugby League.

ROADWORKS Council staff repairing table drains and heavy patching on the Cooma Braidwood Road.

POSITION VACANT Mobile Library Operator Council has a position available in the Corporate Services Division for a Mobile Library Operator with the Monaro Regional Libraries. The successful applicant will be required to drive and operate the Mobile Library to designated stops throughout Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala Shires. A current class HC licence and driving experience is essential. This position provides a library service to regional areas and processes loans, returns, reservations and enquiries using the Library computer system. Further information and how to apply is available from George Javurek, Human Resources Officer 6455 1725 or at Council’s website: File Reference: IS/POS/186 Salary Range: $820.80 pw to $882.40 pw Applications Close: 4.00 pm, 18 April 2012

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Cooma’s annual Wellbeing Expo a success Cooma’s annual Wellbeing Expo, held at the Multi Function Centre last Saturday has raised close to $2000 for CanAssist. CanAssist helps cancer patients with costs involved in accessing cancer treatment. Expo organiser Sue Peters-Smith, said was pleased with the attendance at the show.

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The Cooma Community Garden (CCG) is holding a social day to give existing members a chance to renew both their membership and their enthusiasm for the growing year ahead and give new comers a chance to see the fantastic work the CCG has done and find out how to become involved. Come and learn about how to look after your body and stay fit for gardening with free advice on stretching and massage. Learn about frogs in the garden and how the presence of frogs indicates good water quality and a healthy garden. Have some homemade soup with locally grown organic

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produce or just have a cuppa and enjoy the atmosphere of the gardens. So come along and be part of the social and sharing environment of the garden community, share friendship, knowledge, produce and ideas. ALL welcome! The event starts at 11am April 22 in the grounds of St Andrews Church Soho Street Cooma. For further information please contact Hazel on 64524292.

CLAIRE’S CAROUSEL Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to join me as I explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. If you would like to tell me of your special outings or have community events coming up please phone me on 64523137, mobile 0434352992 or email HAPPY FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Best wishes and congratulations are being sent to John and Carol Gill whose wedding anniversary was on Saturday April 14. The traditional wedding anniversary gift is wooden and the modern is Silverware – hope you chose the right one John? John and Carol’s wedding ceremony was very different, being married at the Cooma-Monaro Railway Station then travelling to Chaloka Hall by train for the Reception – what a great night we all had!! John and Carol are devoted Community Workers and also spend many hours asssisting with our local Community Radio Station FM 90.5. Hope you both had a happy day. MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY Birthday wishes are being sent to Geoff Bowland who celebrated his Birthday this week So far Geoff won’t disclose how old he is but we’re thinking around 75?? but as he’s still very debonair and always a willing dance partner age doesn’t matter!! Geoff too is a very conscientious community worker and always willing to give a hand at any community function. Happy Birthday Geoff from your many friends and your associates from Rotary.

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WELL BEING EXPO A SUCCESS Thanks to the hard working Committee and the

many stall holders the Expo was again a success. There were many informative stalls and many healthy hints to be noted. Among the stalls were the Multicultural Information Stall, 2MNo selling popcorn and fruit juice and their ice cream van parked outside, massages, gem stones and scented candles to delight the most discerning. A most helpful brochure told of a mature approach to staying active promoted by Noeline Brown, Ambassador for Ageing who emphasises exercise, exercise, exercise, but don’t we find that difficult? It was interesting to note we have 14 classes running in Cooma and Jindabyne where exercises can be undertaken. It was a very interesting Expo and thanks again to the hard workers. ROTARY CLUB OF COOMA FUNDRAISER WITH A DIFFERENCE The month of May is Rotary’s - Awareness of Mental Health Month- and to promote same Rotary Club of Cooma invite you to a Pies, Peas and Mash Luncheon a St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Monday May 14 from 12pm to 3pm. The cost is only $12 which also covers tea/coffee and cake. Everyone attending is invited to wear a hat, it can be shabby, cowboy, ridiculous, stylish whatever you like just to keep the theme of Mental Health Day going, or if you are shy don’t wear one at all however we have five very lovely prizes for the most original hats – so be brave and join in the fun. There will be music and also Darrel Gaukroger on his accordian and Valmai with her display of hats. Tickets at the door and we assure workers we will have you out in time to get back to work or if not in a hurry linger awhile and enjoy.


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Wednesday April 18, 2012

New playground gear On the last day of Term 1, Jerangle Public School held an opening to celebrate the arrival of their new playground equipment. Together, Jerangle’s students, teachers, parents, playgroup and community members gathered to witness the school leaders cut the commemorative opening ribbon. This was followed by a play on the equipment, and then a scrumptious lunch. The P&C has worked tirelessly over nearly 3 years to raise the money required to purchase the equipment. This has been a big effort and every member is to be congratulated!! The members of the P&C would also like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and companies that gave donations of money.

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Pictured: student trying out the new playground equipment at Jerangle Public School.

Usually around this time of year I start to whine lyrical about the approaching winter which I’m sure you all know by now is not my favourite time of year. But I’m also a stickler for fair play so in the interests of those who actually like the wintertime (I can feel the negatives fighting to come out here so I’m biting my tongue) I thought I’d give credit to some of the nicer things about the season. It’s true, after much wracking of brain I did come up with a few. It can be really pretty for starters. When the rising sun hits upon a heavy frost, the entire landscape comes alive with crystalline rainbows of pure, brilliant colour that are breathtaking in their clarity. The purest hues you will ever see and as bright as the sun itself. But Jack Frost is an artist, as seen in the delicate traceries he leaves on the windows, in the starbursts deep within the frozen water troughs and drinking bowls and the lacy whorls of fragile beauty that are spider webs dusted with ice. Then there’s the snow. Few can deny that a fall of snow can soften even the harshest landscape, draping jagged scars and ugly corners with flows of sparkling pristine white. And the skies are a brilliant blue, when the

Dalgety Women’s Day 2012 - Be inspired The ‘Friends of Dalgety Women’s Day’ and the Snowy River Shire Council invite you to our 13th Dalgety Women’s Day which will be held on Wednesday May 16 at the Dalgety Memorial Hall, on the banks of our beautiful Snowy River. The theme this year is “Women who have inspired you” so we have invited great guest speakers who will no doubt - inspire many of you. There will also be entertainment on the day, information stalls, great food (thanks to the ladies from the Dalgety/ Numbla Vale branch of the CWA) and of course, an opportunity to form new friendships. The cost for the day (which includes morning tea) is $10. Please note that this year, because

of the limited number of seats available, we will be pre-selling the tickets which will be available from both the Cooma and Jindabyne Visitor Centres as well as the Berridale offices of the Snowy River Shire Council, in Myack Street. Please be aware that there will be no ticket sales at the door. You can bring your picnic lunch or order a lunch pack from the CWA for $10. To order your lunch, please call Maree McMillan on 6456 43 08 or 0428 970 898. Lunch orders will need to be placed by Monday 14 May latest. More details will be available early April throughout your local media and posters will be displayed in our towns. Be inspired - join us for this much anticipated, not to be missed, wonderful women’s event.



clouds stay away, with air so crisp it can snap at the sound of a foot-fall on icy ground or at some child’s laughter surfing the wind. Then there’s the nights spent curled in snug corners, wrapped in soft wools and downy quilts, engrossed in a much loved book or a favourite film or just in the company of others. On a clear night though it is worth braving the chill to step outside and gaze far out into the heavens, for the stars are scattered in their millions, like blue-white diamonds of the finest water, across the black-velvet cape of the winter-dark sky. Sure, it will be freezing out there and your breath will turn to icicles and your face will burn with the cold but you must see it, at least once. The dense winter mists may cover you with tiny droplets of moisture, chill you to the bone and hinder your visibility but on another level, everyday sights become strange and beautiful images when shrouded in the swirling white of a dawn mist. Sound is muffled and misty mornings are the most silent in the world, which is not such a bad thing in this era of shattered tranquillity where the clamouring of traffic and phones and all the other gadgetry rarely seems to cease. Such is the beauty of mist. There, do you see? I promised you I could say nice things about winter!

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There’s always something intriguing happening in Australian politics, isn’t there? Who would have imagined Senator Bob Brown would step down as the Greens leader? It will be interesting to see how this all plays out as the jostling for position within Federal Government develops. Will the Greens continue to support Labor? Will the Independents continue to support a minority government? Will there be another incident to bring the whole lot tumbling down like a pack of cards? One is reminded of the time Bob Carr bailed out of NSW politics, as an unwinnable election loomed. Interesting times indeed. As we commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, The Postman wonders at the marvels of engineering which has seen mankind able to crisscross the planet in various forms over hundreds of years. From balsa wood rafts, canvas and timber aircraft to supersonic aircraft and virtual floating cities, we have found ways to conquer distance. Even our communications – from smoke signals and loud voices, to instruments to new wireless telecommunications. Amazing stuff. So why, oh why, can’t The Postman use his mobile phone in his own house? Why is there no mobile service at Dalgety and/or Nimmitabel? Maybe we haven’t progressed quite so far afterall. For devotees of Dancing with the Stars (no, not just the local one) here’s a reason to vote for Kerrie Ann Kennerly. She is patron of the Look Good, Feel Better program, which helps cancer survivors by offering them enjoyment and a rebuilding of confidence. So voting for Kerry-Anne on the TV version, will be helping cancer patients, in much the same way as voting for the Cooma stars. Funds raised through the Cooma Dancing with the Stars will be directed to prostate cancer research this year.

Wednesday April 18, 2012

CWA says thanks Editor, The Monaro Group of the Country Women’s Association of NSW would like to thank all those who gave so generously to our appeal for material aid recently in the way of sewing aids and material. These items will be sent to the ladies in Papua New Guinea and

the Pacific islands to help them in their sewing and craftwork within the villages of these countries. We know that they will be very much appreciated. Kaye Anderson Representative Monaro Group CWA of NSW

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Climatologists questioned Editor, Recently our parochial climatologists stated in the press Roeburn in WA, had 49.4 degrees due to Climate change, (that’s 121derees ,Fahrenheit) Marble Bar in WA had +125deg,for over three (three month) prior to the mining boom, Paraburdoo WA had +52deg, highest temperature ever recorded was in Cloncurry+55deg long before climatologists were BORN, so please check the veracity of your statements. As an advocate of carbon tax please explain why Dr.Dennis

Jensen (the only Federal MP with an Phd in Physics was not given leave in parliament to present a paper on CO2 and its effect on our climate). The Romans already knew about climate,”Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis; Natura non facit saltum, which translated means “All things change, and we change with them; Nature does not make a Leap, nature proceeds slowly”. Its all ‘deceptio visus’. Artur Baumhammer Jerangle

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Rising fixed interest rates do little to deter demand Are lenders’ independent interest rate rises causing concern?

mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice.

Lenders’ independent interest rate rises are likely to have contributed to an increased number of borrowers choosing fixed rate loan products in March, according to home loan approval data from Australia’s largest independently-operated

The nationwide franchisor found demand for fixed rate loans accounted for 26% of approved home loans last month. This was the highest level reached since March 2008, a time when 35% of all new home loans were fixed rates, and is well up on this same period last year when only 10% were fixed rate loans.



“Borrowers’ appetites for fixed rate loans may have also been spurred on by competitive lender pricing. However, it will be interesting to see if fixed rate loan demand tapers off in coming months as interest rates on these products have begun edging upwards. When reviewing the rate movements across Mortgage Choice’s 27-strong lender panel, 14 lenders raised their interest rates on fixed rate home loans in March.


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Local Mortgage Choice franchise owner/ mortgage broker, Donna Robson said, “The popularity of fixed rate loans has reached a fouryear high. The record swing towards this loan type indicates borrowers have some concerns over the future direction of home loan interest rates – whether this is the Reserve Bank moving the cash rate or lenders moving their interest rates independently of this benchmark.�

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“Lenders’ independent interest rate rises and a marked increase in the number of lenders raising interest rates on fixed rate loans are an indication that the home loan market is ever changing. It pays for borrowers to be responsive to such changes and make informed home loan choices.�

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Ongoing discount rate loans - where the interest rate is discounted over the entire loan term, usually in exchange for an annual fee - made up 38% of all variable rate loans approved in March. This was down from 42% in February and slightly below the 6-month average of 43% and the 12-month average of 40%.


Demand for standard variable rate loans was fairly stable, rising to 17% from 16%, up marginally on the 6-month average of 16% but behind the 12-month average of 19%. Basic variable loans fell to 14% from 17%, just below the 6-month average of 15% and below the 12-month average of 18%. Line of credit loan popularity rose marginally to 4% from 3% and interest in introductory rate loans remained below 1%.


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6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 The Celebrity Apprentice. Return. (PG) 10.00 Unforgettable. (M) 11.00 CSI: Miami. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 The Celebrity Apprentice. (PG) 10.00 The NRL Footy Show. (M) 11.45 WIN News.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 7.30 Rugby League. Trans-Tasman Test. New Zealand v Australia. Game 1. From Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 9.45 Movie: Gran Torino. (2008) (M) Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang.

6.00 Team Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings: Saturday. 10.00 Kids’ WB. 10.05 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (PG) 10.30 Thundercats. (PG) 11.00 Wakkaville. (C) 11.30 Pixel Pinkie. (C) 12.00 Gurls Wurld. (C) 12.30 Saddle Club. (C) 1.00 Horse Racing. Sydney Carnival. Doncaster Day. 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.40 The Voice. 9.10 Movie: The Bounty Hunter. (2010) (M) 11.25 Movie: Punch-Drunk Love. (2002) (M)

6.00 Team Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. 11.00 The NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.00 Pyramid. (C) 1.30 Movie: Spinout. (1966) (G) 3.30 The Block. (PG) 4.00 Rugby League. City v Country. From the Mudgee-Glen Willow Sporting Complex, NSW. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Voice. 8.30 Movie: Beaconsfield. (2012) (M) Lachy Hulme, Steve Vizard, Cameron Daddo, Shane Jacobson. 10.30 Australian Families Of Crime. (M) 11.30 The Apprentice. (PG)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 The Voice. 10.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.30 Alcatraz. Final. (M) 11.30 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.00 The Voice. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.00 Top Gear. (PG) 11.30 Kitchen Nightmares USA. (MA15+)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Circle. (PG) 11.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Biggest Loser Singles. (PG) 8.30 Offspring. Return. (M) 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) 10.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Circle. (PG) 11.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Scope. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Biggest Loser Singles. (PG) 7.30 Glee. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 A Gifted Man. (M) 11.30 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Circle. (PG) 11.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 H2O: Just Add Water. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Young Talent Time. 8.00 Movie: Tooth Fairy. (2010) (G) Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd. 10.05 Movie: Out Of Sight. (1998) (M) George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez.

6.00 Flight Of The Wombats. 7.00 Dex Hamilton. 7.30 Pearlie. 8.00 H2O. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. (C) 9.30 Places We Go. 10.00 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) 12.00 Radar. 12.30 Movie: Friday Night Lights. (2004) (PG) 3.00 Social Climbing. 4.00 What’s Up Down Under. 4.30 All 4 Adventure. 5.00 News. 6.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 All Star Supershow. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Collateral. (2004) (M)

6.00 Mass. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Desert Waters. 8.00 Seas Of Life. 9.00 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) 12.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 4. Melbourne Vixens v Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. 2.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 4. NSW Swifts v Queensland Firebirds. 4.00 Meet The Press. 4.30 Bolt Report. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 6.30 Biggest Loser Singles. (PG) 7.30 Modern Family. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (PG) 8.30 Touch. New. (M) 9.30 F1. Bahrain Grand Prix.

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Circle. (PG) 11.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Biggest Loser Singles. (PG) 8.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Circle. (PG) 11.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Biggest Loser Singles. (PG) 7.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Law & Order: UK. (M) 11.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Champions League. Semi-final. First leg. Continued. 6.45 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Wildest Africa. 8.30 World’s Most Dangerous Roads. (M) 9.35 Civilisation: Is The West History? (PG) 10.30 News. 11.00 Movie: Seven Billiard Tables. (2007) (PG)

6.00 Champions League. Semi-final. First leg. Continued. 6.45 WorldWatch. 2.10 Hong Kong News. 2.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 5.45 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. 8.00 How To Cook Like Heston. 8.30 Two Greedy Italians. (PG) 9.30 The Family UK. (M) 10.30 News. 11.05 Champions League Hour.

6.00 Europa League. Semifinal. First leg. Continued. 7.00 Europa League. Semifinal. First leg. 9.10 WorldWatch. 1.35 Japanese News. 2.10 Hong Kong News. 2.30 Living Black. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Coast. 8.35 Titanic: The Mission: Electrics. (PG) 9.30 As It Happened: Dambusters Fly Again. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.00 Movie: Lady Chatterley. (2006) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Adriana Lecouvreur. 3.45 The Chopin Préludes. 3.50 Infra. 4.25 The Chopin Etudes. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cracking The Colour Code. 6.30 News. 7.35 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Tower. 8.30 RocKwiz. (M) 9.15 Movie: Mammoth. (2009) (M) Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams, Marife Necesito. 11.30 Movie: Cold Prey. (2006) (AV15+) Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 Europa League Highlights. 11.00 FA Cup. Semi-finals. Liverpool v Everton. Tottenham v Chelsea. Highlights. 12.00 Champions League Magazine. 12.30 Speedweek. 2.30 Al Jazeera. 3.30 ADbc. (PG) 4.00 Kick. (PG) 4.30 Living Black. 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Taste Of Greece. 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost Ships Of Rome. 8.30 Prophets Of Science Fiction. (PG) 9.20 What Happened Before The Big Bang? 10.20 Cycling. UCI World Tour.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Our Father. (2002) (PG) 2.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 The Crew. 5.30 Living Black. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters: Wet And Wild. (PG) 8.30 Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy: Queensland. New. (PG) 9.30 Shameless. (MA15+) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Me, You, Them. (2000) (PG) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? John Wood. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Through Her Own Eyes. (2007) (M)





WEDNESDAY 6.00 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business Today. 10.00 Deadly 60. 10.30 Stress Buster. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday Report. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 E2. Final. 2.00 Clever Monkeys. 2.55 River Stories. 3.00 Children’s. 6.00 Country House Rescue. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Wild Life At The Zoo. New. 8.30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight. (PG) 9.30 Agony Uncles. (M) 10.00 At The Movies. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Lawrence Leung. Final. (M) 11.55 Moving Wallpaper. Final. (M)



April 18–24

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6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.15 Dr Who: Confidential. 8.30 Britain’s Youngest Undertaker. (PG) 9.30 Seven Dwarves. (M) 10.15 Sunday Best. (M) 11.45 Britain’s Missing Top Model. Final. (M)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.15 Dr Who: Confidential. 8.30 Marngrook Footy. (PG) 9.30 Arrested Development. (M) 10.00 At Home With Julia. (M) 10.30 Luxury Comedy. (M) 10.55 Laid. (M) 11.25 Youngest Undertaker. (PG)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.15 Dr Who: Confidential. 8.30 The Last Man Standing. (M) 9.30 Young Soldiers. (M) 10.30 Seven Dwarves. (M) 11.15 Being Human. (M)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Miranda. (PG) 7.30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight. (PG) 8.30 Movie: St Louis Blues. (1958) (G) Nat “King” Cole. 10.00 Movie: Paris Blues. (1961) (M) 11.40 Young Soldiers. (M)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 At The Movies. 7.30 Dragons’ Den. 8.30 Sunday Best: Restrepo. (M) 10.10 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. (M) 11.00 ABC2 Live Presents King Lear. (PG)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.15 Dr Who: Confidential. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Thailand. (M) 9.30 Dirk Gently. (M) 10.30 Dragons’ Den. 11.30 Breaking Bad. (MA15+)

6.00 Little Charley Bear. 6.15 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.15 Dr Who: Confidential. 8.30 Good Game. 9.05 Whisker Wars. 9.30 Being Human. (M) 10.30 Spaced. (M) 10.55 Arrested Development. (M) 11.20 Torchwood. (M)


6.00 Sadie J. 6.30 Dance Academy. 7.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Dukes Of Broxstonia. 8.35 Vampire Knight. (PG) A new ethics teacher arrives at Cross Academy. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Sadie J. 6.30 Dance Academy. 7.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 7.25 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.45 Kaeloo. (PG) 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Dukes Of Broxstonia. 8.35 Karaoke High. (PG) 9.00 Close.

6.00 Sadie J. 6.30 Dancing Down Under. 7.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Splatalot. 8.30 Dukes Of Broxstonia. Larj falls in love with a girl who is a zombie and hungry for brains. 8.35 Good Game: SP. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Deadly 60. 6.30 Splatalot. 7.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 7.30 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 The Tribe. 9.20 Close.

6.20 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Splatalot. 7.30 Wolverine & The X-Men. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Skyland. 8.45 Black Hole High. During a science class on chirality, or mirror opposites, an experiment goes wrong. 9.10 Close.

6.00 Sadie J. 6.30 Dance Academy. 7.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 7.25 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.45 Kaeloo. (PG) 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.35 The Assistants. (PG) 9.00 Close.

6.00 Sadie J. 6.30 Dance Academy. Final. 7.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.35 The Killian Curse. (PG) The stories of students at Killian High School who must face an evil curse. 9.00 Close.


6.00 Animal Academy. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. (PG) While visiting her long-lost cousin, Hetty stumbles across a rare-animal trading ring. 9.40 Life Begins. (PG) 10.40 Men Behaving Badly. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00 Animal Academy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. Return. (M) Frost investigates the discovery of a woman’s body on a railway line and the disappearance of a highly skilled surgeon. 11.45 The Bill. (M)

6.00 Animal Academy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 SeaChange. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Jules Hudson looks at some of the best barn conversions in the archives. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.40 Movie: Little Nikita. (1988) (M) Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix.

6.00 The Benny Hill Show. (PG) 6.30 Down To Earth. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Taggart. (M) The team races against time when a murderous plot is discovered against the reunion of a legendary pop group from the 1960s. 11.30 Black Sheep Squadron. (PG)

6.30 Four Weddings. (PG) 7.30 The Food Truck. Final. (PG) 8.00 Take On The Takeaway. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 No Going Back.

6.00 Animal Academy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Hamish Macbeth. (M) A personal crisis takes Hamish to a remote island from which he intends never to return. 9.40 Dangerfield. (M) 10.40 Men Behaving Badly. (PG) 11.20 Six Feet Under. (M)

6.00 Animal Academy. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. Final. (PG) 8.30 Father Ted. (PG) 9.00 60 Minute Makeover. Terri Dwyer and the team revamp and redecorate another home. 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.15 House Doctor.


6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Hardcore Pawn. (PG) 8.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) It is American Jewelry’s 30th anniversary, and Les wants to put on a big celebration. 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp People. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) The crew has the chance to buy a speedboat which is in need of some serious, tender loving care. 9.30 Operation Repo. (M) 11.30 Jail: Las Vegas Jailhouse. (M)

6.30 Perfect Disaster: Super Typhoon. (PG) 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 4. St Kilda v Fremantle. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 11.00 The Boneyard: Mines. (PG) 12.00 Newsradio. (PG) 12.30 Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

7.30 Football. AFL. Round 4. West Coast v Hawthorn. From Patersons Stadium, Perth. 11.00 V8 Supercars. ITM Hamilton 400. From Hamilton Street Circuit, New Zealand. 12.00 Football. AFL. Round 4. Carlton v Essendon. Replay. From the MCG.

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Wayne’s World. (1992) (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) The Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country leaving them stranded. 9.00 American Dad! (M) 9.30 Movie: Jackass: The Movie. (2002) (MA15+) 11.30 V8 Supercars. ITM Hamilton 400.

6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Supersize Grime. New. (PG) 8.30 Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World: The Great Ship. (PG) 9.30 Salvage Code Red. (PG) 10.30 Wild Justice: California. (PG) 11.30 Scrubs. (PG)

6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters: Confederate Rocket. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) Stewie and Brian go back in time to stop Bertram from killing Stewie’s ancestor. 9.00 American Dad! (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 American Dad! (PG) 11.30 The Chaser’s War On Everything. (M)


6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.30 The Bachelor. (PG) 9.30 Cleo Bachelor Of The Year: 25th Anniversary Special. 10.30 Movie: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. (2005) (MA15+).

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.30 Mike & Molly. (PG) 8.00 Community. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Blade. (1998) (M) Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson.

7.30 Movie: Flubber. (1997) (G) Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald. 9.30 Movie: Beetlejuice. (1988) (M) Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder. 11.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 12.00 Movie: Exorcist: The Beginning. (2004) (AV15+)

6.30 Movie: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. (2010) (G) 8.30 Movie: Hancock. (2008) (M) Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron. A public-relations expert tries to give an unpopular superhero an image makeover. 10.30 Movie: Under Siege 2. (1995) (AV15+)

6.30 The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Suburgatory. (M) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Benchwarmers. (2006) (PG) Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, David Spade. 11.10 Human Target. (M)

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. New. 10.30 To Be Advised.

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) People and animals are caught on camera in comical situations. 7.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 South Park. (M)


6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 Young Doctors. (PG) 8.00 Remarkable Vets. (PG) 8.30 Homes From Hell. (PG) 9.30 A Dream Home Abroad. (PG) 10.30 How Clean Is Your House? (PG) 11.30 Conan. (M) 12.30 Friends. (PG)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 Friends. (PG) 8.30 My Strange Addiction: Charmissa Eats Dryer Sheets/Riley Wears Diapers/Theresa’s Rampant Rats. (PG) 9.30 Hoarding. (PG) 10.30 What Would You Do? (M) 11.30 Conan. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 Survival: Tales From The Wild. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order. (M) The Manhattan District Attorney’s office finds itself in the middle of a battle over the death penalty. 9.30 The Closer. (M) 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 11.30 Conan. (M)

7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) During Halloween, the team visits a haunted house to investigate the murder of an entire family. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.25 Conan. (M) 12.20 Psychic TV. (PG)

6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 As Time Goes By. 8.00 Yes Minister. 8.30 Movie: The Pelican Brief. (1993) (M) Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts. A law student investigating the deaths of two Supreme Court judges exposes a sinister conspiracy. 11.30 Miniseries: Empire Falls. (2005) (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 Zoo Juniors. 8.30 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance. (PG) Jo Frost deals with some troubled children. 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Rural. (M) 10.30 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (PG) 11.30 Law & Order. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 As Time Goes By. 8.00 Yes Minister. 8.30 The Closer. (M) Brenda and her team investigate the murder of an Iranian businessman. 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 11.30 Miniseries: Empire Falls. (2005) (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) After a scientist is kidnapped, Michael takes point on the rescue mission. Sam and Jesse go undercover as microchip specialists. 9.30 Burn Notice. (M) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green. (PG) 8.30 Game Plan: NRL. Previews the weekend’s NRL action and present the latest team and injury news. 10.00 Las Vegas Strip. (M) 11.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 11.30 Game Plan: AFL.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Movie: Hitman. (2007) (M) Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko. 10.30 NBL Finals Series. Game 2. Perth Wildcats v New Zealand Breakers.

6.00 Get Smart. (PG) 6.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG) Hosted by Shaun Micallef, with Amanda Keller, Charlie Pickering and Josh Thomas. 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 F1. Bahrain Grand Prix. Qualifying. 10.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 4. Southern Steel v West Coast Fever.

6.00 Crash Course. (PG) 6.30 Megastructures Breakdown: Locomotive. (PG) 7.30 Dangerous Drives. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Domestic Disturbance. (2001) (M) John Travolta. 10.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 4. Northern Mystics v Adelaide Thunderbirds.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Fiona O’Loughlin’s Greatest Hits. (M) 10.30 F1. Bahrain Grand Prix. 12.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 4. Central Pulse v Canterbury Tactix.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss USA. 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Ross Kemp On Gangs. 10.30 Ross Kemp On Gangs: Poland. (AV15+) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.30 Star Trek: Next Gen. An alien probe transforms a shy, awkward Barclay into an arrogant super-genius who is able to interface with the ship’s computer. 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (M) 9.30 New Zealand’s Next Top Model. Return. (PG) 10.30 Sex & The City. (MA15+) 11.40 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.30 Futurama. (PG) The gang decides the Professor has become too crotchety to handle. 9.30 Star Trek: Voyager. 10.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 11.30 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Dance Flick. (2009) (M) Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Shoshana Bush. 10.20 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 11.20 Family Ties. (PG) 11.45 Cheers. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 9.00 Being Human. (MA15+) Aidan’s past catches up with him. After learning her mother is dying, a distraught Sally longs to be reunited with her. 11.00 Ringer. (M)

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6.00 Global Village. 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.30 I Bought A Rainforest. (PG) 8.30 Champions League Hour. 9.30 Movie: Reprise. (2006) (MA15+) 11.25 Movie: Gilles’ Wife. (2004) (M)

6.00 Global Village: The Seychelles. 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.30 Insight. 8.30 Dateline. 9.30 Movie: Crazy Racer. (2009) (M) 11.25 Movie: Shinobi: Heart Under Blade. (2005) (AV15+)

6.00 Taste Takes Off. (PG) 6.30 My Greek Kitchen. 7.00 Europa League. Semi-final. First leg. 8.30 Anselm Kiefer: Works And Process. 9.30 Movie: White As Snow. (2010) (MA15+) Francois Cluzet. 11.15 Movie: Lolita’s Club. (2007) (MA15+)

6.00 Rough Science: Mine. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 8.00 Unbeatable Banzuke. 8.30 Rescue 117. 9.00 Amsterdam Vice. (M) 9.30 Miniseries: The Hunt For The Hidden Relic. (2002) (M) 11.20 Movie: Her Whole Life Ahead Of Her. (2008)

6.00 Living Black. 6.35 Come Dine With Me. 7.30 Who Do You Want Your Child To Be? 8.30 Light Fantastic: Light, The Universe And Everything. (PG) Part 4 of 4. 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 Movie: Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker. (1994) (M)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.30 The Battle Of Bannockburn. 8.35 Hitler’s Bodyguard: Nearly Assassinated At The Berghof. (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Orphanage. (2007) (MA15+) 11.25 Movie: Three Suns. (2004) (MA15+)







Wednesday April 18, 2012

Cooma Alpine Tourers turn off ther engines Cooma Alpine Tourers Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club has officially come to an end as from March 23. At the last AGM the remaining members agreed it was time to close down the Club due to the dwindling membership and the inability to hold events. “The Club has a long history,” President Kathy Manthey said. About 27 years ago, Ross Johnson had the idea for a ride through the Snowy Mountains. He organised a rally which was run under the name of the Queanbeyan Veteran and Vintage Restorers Club. That was the club that our local riders were members at the time, and the event was named the March Alpine Tour. That was March 1984. The March Alpine Tour has been run annually ever since with riders coming from all along the eastern seaboard. In 1988 Ross and Pauline Johnson, John and Chris Williams, Bob and Betty Fuller, Andrew and Kathy Manthey, Craig Johnson, Maureen Van Haren and Tony Butler formed the riding group known as Cooma Alpine Tourers. The logo being a caricature of a motorcycle rider riding out of the Snowy Mountains became affectionately known as “Cedric”. In 1989 the first Toy Run was held in Cooma. Toy Runs have been run annually since 1989, up until December 2010. In 1996 Neil Sharp, Owen Johnson and Ross Johnson decided it would be a good idea to hold a rally specifically for Girder Fork motorcycles and so the first Girder Fork Rally was held in October under the banner of the Cooma Apex Club. This Rally was run annually ever since up until October 2010. The Club became incorporated in 1998. The club charter was to promote motorcycling in the region, conduct social rides for members and to make donations to the community for worthwhile projects. Through its interest in promoting the region as a motorcycle destination Cooma Alpine Tourers was behind the first ever Motorcycle Guide produced anywhere in Australia. This brochure was published in 1998 under the banner of

Tourism Snowy Mountains and is still used as a benchmark for motorcycle guides in other regions. Together with Cooma Monaro Shire Council the Club held a Biker Stop twice a year for over ten years for riders passing through the region to Phillip Island for the Superbike and MotoGP races. It was the only Biker Stop anywhere in the State and riders from all over the eastern seaboard would stop to take a break and find out about road conditions etc on route to the Island. These commenced in 1998 and became so well known that the RTA and Motorcycle Council of NSW would contact the club each year to confirm the Biker Stop was being held. Similarly National motorcycle magazines would advertise and give us a congratulations for our efforts in promoting safe riding and offering this facility. Through this publicity, the Club was invited to provide a similar service for events like the BMW anniversary tour. The most recent activity that Cooma Alpine Tourers was involved in was the Snowy Ride which raises money for the Children’s Cancer Institute. The association commenced in 2001 when it was contacted to assist with the local organisation of the event and has been involved ever since, playing a major part in the Cooma checkpoint and liaison with other local groups to hold this event. The event is held in November each year and attracts more than 3000 motorcycles and raises in excess of $500,000 annually, all of which goes to childhood cancer research and assistance. In conjunction with the local Council the club attended the first Sydney Motorcycle Show in 2001 and was the only regional stand at the show. It continued to hold that regional stand annually until two years ago when the show became a biannual event. Over the years the Club has only had three Presidents, Ross Johnson, Chris Clarke and Kathy Manthey. “It is ironic that

at the final meeting of the Club the last three people in the room were Ross, Kathy and Chris”, she said. “A small membership of dedicated helpers have achieved a lot considering the difficulties of running events due to insurances etc. The Girder Fork Rally was a major fundraiser for the year allowing us to raise that little bit more money to give something back to the community.” Kathy said. The Club has run: 16 Girder Fork Rallys. 21 Toy Runs 27 March Alpine Tours Donated over $8000 to the Salvation Army in Cash and countless numbers of toys. Various donations of cash and other items to the Sir William Hudson Nursing Home, Cooma Hospital, Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter, and the Monaro Cancer Group totaling over $5,000. There have also been a number of small donations. To finalise the Club it made cash donations to: Yallambee Hostel Sir William Hudson Nursing Home Southcare Helicopter; and Salvation Army Kathy finished by saying “We are very proud of our club, its achievements and its members and wish to thank the community for its support over the years.”

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Aim to boost lamb numbers With the drought broken and conditions on the land looking up it makes good sense for sheep graziers to look at more practical ways now to lift their flock numbers, which have been slipping backwards over the last 10 to 15 years. District Livestock Officer with the NSW Department of Primary Industry in Cooma, Doug Alcock, believes that with sheep prices still high, it makes good economic sense to investigate ways to increase flock numbers through good ewe and lamb management to increase lamb weaning rates. This has lead to the DPI Top Lamb Crop course being made available to Monaro producers this year following the success of a pilot course at Bombala in 2010. The two courses, being held in the Bombala and Cooma areas, have already begun but late comers can still express there interest with limited spaces still available.. The course is run as a series of field day type events held on participant properties which combine theory and practical skills development. Meetings are held throughout the year to coincide with at strategic times in the ewe breeding cycle. Various decision support tools are also used throughout the course. There are six workshops covering the following topics: 1. Pre-joining practices and joining management.

(This workshop has already taken place). 2. Lambing paddock selection and preparation. 3. Pregnancy scanning and optimal management of scanned ewes including matching the feed demands of pregnant ewes with appropriate levels of pasture and the use of supplements if necessary. 4. Held at the peak of lambing, this session the focuses on lamb survival. and includes assessments of dead lambs to explore the likely cause of death and offers practical advice on how to minimise losses around lambing . 5. A meeting at marking looks at good marking practices and how to best manage ewes and lambs at this time. Also covered is preparation of weaning paddocks. 6. Post-weaning Weaners are weighed and weaning rates calculated and optimal post weaning management of ewes discussed This field day completes the cycle. “We fat score ewes at every opportunity throughout the course and use this to inform decisions about optimal ewe nutrition between meetings.” Mr Alcock said. Anyone who would like further information on the courses or to enrol for the remainder can telephone Mr Doug Alcock on 6452 3411 or 0411 139 594.

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Wednesday April 18, 2012

Elders annual calf sale

The start of the sale last Thursday. Elders, Cooma, held their annual grossed just under $2million. No calf and weaner sale at Cooma further details were available at the Saleyards last Thursday. The sale time of going to press. topped at $845 for older steers and

Jayne and Peter Lette, Conrayn Merino stud, Berridale, with the Champion and reserve Champion August shorn Superfine wool Merino rams.

Monaro Merino breeders have enjoyed a very successful 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show, bringing home championships in a number of classes. The Conrayn Merino Stud of Peter and Jayne Lette won the champion and reserve champion superfine wool, August shorn ram, as well as the reserve champion superfine August shorn ewe and the reserve champion superfine March shorn merino ram. As well, the stud picked up reserve grand champion superfine Merino ram, grand champion fine wool Merino ewe, champion fine wool March shorn ram, junior champion March shorn ram and won

best exhibit of five Merino August shorn sheep. Adina Merino Stud of Ray and James Baron, Jerangle, won the reserve junior champion August horn ram. The Alcock’ family’s Greenland Stud of Bungarby won the reserve champion March shorn merino ewe, junior champion fine wool March shorn ewe and reserve grand champion superfine Merino ewe.

Above: Bob Stewart was in the mix at the Elders sale last Thursday. Below: Distinctive Elders uniforms on the catwalk.

Above right: The Alcock family and a winning ewe. Right: James Barron, Adina Merinos, Peak View, with the reserve champion junior champion August shorn ram.

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Greg and Carmel Abraham moved their business Southern Service Centre after twenty five years in the CBD to 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma in 2002, so they could have a more spacious premises and bigger display area for sales and service of new and used farm machinery. Their main agencies are Massey Ferguson, Iseki, Shearer, Grizzly, Silvan, Berends, Howard and Bare-co. They stock a vast range of Tractor parts for all popular models, as well as Baler Net Wrap and Twine, Combine Points and Discs, not to mention having the largest range of Bolts in Cooma from Metric, UNC and UNF available in all sizes. Their team of fully qualified mechanics Leon, Mick and apprentice Anthony look after all repairs in the workshop and on the farm. Their son Luke who has Southern Diesel & Hydraulics is combined with them offers a 24 hour Fast Fix Mobile and precision fabrication on site or in workshop Hose Repair Service. Luke has completed service training on all models of Massey Ferguson Tractors and can handle all their specialised field work. Dianne Wilkins has worked with them for twenty nine of their thirty four years in business so as well as office administration she can efficiently help with all other enquiries.

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CLIFFORD, Anthony Trahir Hazeldean Pty Ltd requires a Station hand for Myalla located 20 kms south of Cooma. Applicants must be practical and enjoy working outdoors. Previous experience not necessary but it is important to enjoy working with animals and to undertake all jobs to do with the running a large sheep and cattle farm. Applicants will be assessed as much on attitude and potential as on existing skills - we provide training including external formal training sessions. We appreciate people who want to contribute positively to the job both in terms of practical input as well as ideas for improving how we do things. There are 2 other full time employees on the property. There is a school bus to Cooma and a 3 bedroom cottage is part of package. Talk to any of the Hazeldean team about this position or contact: John Curtis - Myalla 6453 5566 or 0428 889 453 Jim Litchfield - Hazeldean 6453 5555 or 0417 676 561

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Snowy Mountains Veterinary Group is looking for a positive, open and people-oriented person to join our hard working and progressive team at the Cooma Animal Hospital. The successful applicant will have reception duties to be the “face” of our Cooma clinic - as well as becoming part of our management team. Attributes that will stand applicants in good stead include; efficiency, teamwork, good work ethic and a positive and friendly manner. Experience in customer service, computer literacy, good written and spoken communication skills, advertising and marketing abilities and leadership experience will all be considered in the search for our newest team member. No experience in the veterinary industry is necessary. If this sounds like you, come and join us in caring for the region’s animals with a focus on animal welfare, communication and compassion. George Timmins and Mike Mesley, Directors, Snowy Mountains Vet Group Email: Ph: 64522 029 Applications close 8pm, 24th April 2012.


Tenders are requested for the disposal of two vehicles from the Cooma Office of the South East Livestock Health and Pest Authority. 2008 Model, White Ford Ranger Dual Cab chassis with Steel Tray plus extras, 86,000km. approx, and 2008 Model, White Nissan Patrol Cab chassis with Steel Tray plus extras, 73,500 km. approx. Both with service history available. These vehicles may be viewed by appointment by calling the Cooma Office on 6452 1122. Offers should be addressed to the General Manager and emailed to or posted to PO Box 16, BEGA, NSW 2550 to arrive no later than 5pm 24th April 2012. For information regarding the tender process please call or email Thomas Ross on 6492 1283.

COMPETITION WINNER NRMA CTP competition winner for Cooma Congratulations to Mr Allan Borrows of Colinton. Who has won a CTP Greenslip to the value of $500.

High Country Campus Caretaker Redlands School is seeking a reliable caretaker for marketing, bookings, group liaison, staff supervision, general maintenance, risk management and involvement in improvement projects. The role involves 10 hours per week with flexible work hours a possibility. 6 weeks annual leave. Applications close Friday 4 May. To apply please see: www.redlands.nsw.


KOWALEWSKI, Jutta Ursula Passed away peacefully on Friday April, 6th 2012 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of York St, Adaminaby. Aged 71 years. Dearly loved wife of John. Mother and mother in-law of Kerstin and Darren, Sven and Belinda. Adored Grandmother to Shay, Ahden, Michael and Nicolas. Sister to Karin. The relatives and friends of the late JUTTA URSULA KOWALEWSKI attended her memorial service held in the Adaminaby Bowling Club, on Saturday April 14th 2012, which commenced at 12:00 pm. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7th 2012 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of "Bindaree" Berridale. Aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Alison, father and father in-law to Lawrence and Melissa, Bronwyn. Adored Pop to Keiron, Lachlan, Jayden, Tyron, Tristtan, Ozzie, Monique, Clinton and Tiffany. The relatives and friends of the late ANTHONY TRAHIR CLIFFORD attended his funeral service held in the St Patrick's Catholic Church, Cooma, on Friday April 13th 2012 commencing at 11:00 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege proceeded to Cooma Lawn Cemetery, Cooma. In Lieu of flowers donations were made to the Monaro Committee for Cancer Reasearch. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094



GROUP GARAGE SALE Saturday 21st April

Includes furniture, books, old prints, kitchen, garden items, boating & sports goods, farm items, clothes everything you can imagine. 36 Eucumbene Road, Hilltop. Take Kosciusko Road to Kalkite turnoff then first house on right. Starts 9am to 2pm.

RETURN THANKYOU Return Thankyou The family of the late Annette Schaefer wish to thank Dr Egan and the emergency staff of Cooma Hospital. Also for those who sent the many messages of sympathy, flowers and phone calls. Sincere thanks from Peter, Liz, Wendy and Allen, Fiona, Bob and Jenny, Barry, Katie and Brett.


Simon Bolton and Alicia Clarke would like to announce their engagement and both their families wish them every happiness.

Cooma field & game shoot results Over Easter, Cooma Field & Game held their Annual 4 day Clay Target Shoot at the range at Middlingbank. The weather was perfect all weekend. We had shooters attend from all over NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory, ACT, South Australia and New Zealand as well as the locals. On Good Friday a 75 target 20 gauge State Championship was held. This Championship is sponsored by Safari Firearms of Sydney. Good Friday 20 Gauge State Championship State Champion Andrew Garvie 66/75 AA Grade Champion 1st Mick Munro (Ardlethon-Beckon) 66/75 2nd Peter Kay (Dubbo) 58/75 3rd James Jonklas (Canberra) 58/75 A Grade Champion 1st Neil Newbury 62/75 2nd Phil Dumesny 61/75 3rd Allan Mapleson 61/75 B Grade Champion 1st John Argilla 59/75 2nd Tim Post (Bermagui) 55/75 3rd Troy Passarin (Geelong) 54/75 C Grade Champion 1st Mick Daniel 56/75 2nd Rowan Venables (Cooma) 49/75 3rd Daniel Webb 42/75 Ladies Champion 1st Carole Radford (Bermagui) 51/75 2nd Gabby Kirk (Dubbo) 48/75 3rd Linda Watson 43/75 Veterans Champion 1st Roger Kerslake (Geelong) 63/75 2nd Neil Radford (Bermagui) 63/75 3rd Victor Bowman (Ardlethon-Beckon) 54/75 Super Veterans Champion 1st Doug Brenton (Cooma) 61/75 2nd Kerrod Kay (Dubbo) 56/75 3rd John Diamond (Sydney) 40/75 Sub Juniors Champion 1st Mitch Webster (Goulburn) 50/75 2nd Jake Hedger (Cooma) 45/75 3rd Andreas Nassar (Cooma) 43/75 In conjunction with the above shoot, a 75 target 12 gauge under and over shoot was held. Good Friday 12 Gauge Cash Divide A Grade 1st Darryl Groundwater (New Zealand) 67/75 2nd Bruce Scott 67/75 3rd Rodney Hill 63/75 B Grade 1st Wayne Webster 61/75 2nd Kevin Wicks (Mudgee) 59/75 =3rd Col O’Brien (Bermagui) 58/75 C Grade 1st Kathryn Sadler (Cooma) 53/75 2nd Roy Johnson 49/75 2nd C Schauwecker (Bermagui) 48/75 On Easter Saturday the NSW State Team Selection shoot was carried out over 100 targets. The State Selection shoot is sponsored by the NSW Firearms Safety and Training Council Ltd., The NSW Shooting Association and NSW Field and Game Inc.

Easter Saturday NSW State Selection Overall High Gun S t e p h e n P a y n e 86/100 AA Grade 1st Daniel Baskerville (Sydney) 85/100 2nd Mick Munro (Ardlethon-Beckon 80/100 3rd Bruce Wilesmith (Temora) 77/100 A Grade 1st Gary Georgio (Bermagui) 79/100 2nd Andrew Bell 75/100 3rd Jake Guzelian 74/10 B Grade 1st Frank Araco 76/100 2nd Craig Kurtz 69/100 3rd Craig Field (Cooma) 68/100 C Grade 1st C Schawecker (Bermagui) 66/100 2nd Ken Jones 58/100 3rd Kris Jones 56/100 Ladies 1st Rebecca Wilesmith (Temora) 67/100 2nd Kathryn Sadler (Cooma) 63/100 3rd Zita Dettori (Sydney) 62/100 Veterans 1st Roger Kerslake (Geelong) 77/100 2nd Ross Christian 75/100 3rd Steve Newcombe 70/100 Super Veterans 1st Alec Ceccato 76/100 2nd Bob Duncan (Bermagui) 70/100 3rd Doug Brenton (Cooma) 69/100 Sub-Juniors 1st Jarrod Williams (Mudgee) 69/100 2nd Mathew Wilesmith (Temora) 65/100 3rd Mitch Webster (Goulburn) 63/100 The Cooma Easter Classic was held over Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday comprising 200 targets overall. The Classic is sponsored by the Cooma Ex-Services Club and IntoShooting of Melbourne Easter Saturday and Sunday Cooma Easter Classic Overall High Gun Stephen Payne 172/200 AA Grade 1st Daniel Baskerville (Sydney) 172/200 2nd Mick Munro (Ardlethon-Beckon) 162/200 3rd Darryl Groundwater (New Zealand) 156/200 A Grade 1st Andrew Garvie 165/200 2nd Peter Rea 159/200 3rd Gary Georgio (Bermagui) 156/200 B Grade 1st Vassilios Lialiaris 161/200 2nd Craig Kurtz 143/200 3rd Anthony Cahill (Dubbo) 132/200 C Grade 1st Alex Kloppenborg 102/200 2nd Mick Daniel 98/200 3rd G Disher 93/200 Ladies 1st Carole Radford (Bermagui) 121/200 2nd Amber Scott 104/200 3rd Lyndall Groundwater (New Zealand) 99/200 Veterans 1st Ross Christian (Mudgee) 153/200 2nd Roger Kerslake (Geelong) 149/200 3rd Steve Newcombe (Sydney) 144/200 Super Veterans 1st Alec Ceccato 148/200

2nd Trevor Smith 140/200 3rd John Argilla 133/200 Sub-Juniors 1st Jarrod Williams (Mudgee) 137/200 2nd Mitchell Webster (Goulburn) 115/200 3rd Jake Hedger (Cooma) 53/200

On Easter Monday, a 75 target Side by Side State Championship was held and the sponsor for this event is Snowy Camping World and Rose’s Restaurant. Easter Monday Side by Side State Championship State Champion Andrew Garvie 60/75 AA Grade Champion 1st Mick Munro (Ardlethon-Beckon) 58/75 2nd John Starr (Cooma) 56/75 A Grade Champion 1st Dennis Dinte 58/75 2nd Peter Rea 58/75 3rd Trevor Heise (Cooma) 57/75 B Grade Champion 1st Toby Edwards (Cooma) 60/75 2nd Tony Nassar (Cooma) 54/75 3rd Mick Hedger (Cooma) 50/75 C Grade Champion 1st Daniel Webb 42/75 2nd Joeseph Nassar (Cooma) 39/75 3rd Kim Hamilton 28/75 Ladies Champion 1st Carole Radford (Bermagui) 44/75 2nd Michelle Craig (Bermagui) 27/75 Veterans Champion 1st Steve Newcombe (Sydney) 47/75 2nd Victor Bowman (Ardlethon-Beckon) 44/75 3rd Neil Radford (Bermagui) 43/75 Super Veterans 1st Kerrod Kay (Dubbo) 50/75 2nd Bob Duncan (Bermagui) 50/75 3rd Errol Foster (Ardlethon-Beckon) 47/75 Sub Junior Champion 1st Jake Hedger (Cooma) 39/75 2nd Andreas Nassar (Cooma) 35/75 3rd Jozeph Nassar (Cooma) 32/75 In conjunction with the above shoot on Easter Monday, a 75 target 12 Gauge Under and Over shoot was conducted. Easter Monday 75 target Under and Over A Grade 1st Bruce Scott 60/75 2nd Andrew Bell 54/75 3rd Greg Robinson 53/75 B Grade 1st Anthony Cahill (Dubbo) 66/75 2nd Richard Seears (Cooma) 46/75 3rd Peter Reeve (Cooma) 44/75 C Grade 1st Gary Disher 36/75 1st Guy Osolins (Cooma) 35/75 3rd Ray Kinch (Cooma) 31/75 Ladies 1st Amber Scott 43/75 2nd Gabby Kirk (Dubbo) 42/75 3rd Barbie Magrin (Bermagui) 27/75 We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors without whom we would not be able to conduct this program each year.

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CROSSWORD Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. Starts the race and ditches German 22-across (4,3,3,4) 10. Toff drew blood when the horse was drugged (7) 11. Australian native to greet stranger without hesitation (3,4) 12. Terminate proceedings on the heart of the glove puppet (10) 13 and 22. Coins a phrase for that tough tennis player Pat (4,4) 15. One who solves the problem of time, Russian 22-across and stop-work signal (14) 18. Burger that's worth about 25p? (14) 22. See 13-across 23. Said with amazement when turtle sped off (10) 26. Shake up genuine gin cocktail (7) 27. Loaf on the beachfront before heroic exploits (7) 28. Take away our voice when she dies in crash over 22-across in Paris (14) DOWN

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2. Boycott to proceed after turning amber (7) 3. Sedan obstructs entry to parts of the hotel (6,4) 4. Misrepresent legal centre's involvement in resolving feud (5) 5. Well-run operation pulling pantihose over the thigh? (5,4) 6. Organism leaves residue up trees (4) 7. A century eager to settle land (7) 8. Works on Sendak production (6) 9. Inside lane setting a time for the living (7) 14. Caught making quiet shot at the flirtatious (10) 16. Surprising thing to look over one or two of the batsmen (3-6) 17. Centre of Jacob's ladder wobbled and rocked (7) 19. Removes sun cream and swallows it! (7) 20. Makes a movie and credits cast (7) 21. Bearing the wounds with no right to be frightened (6) 24. In the city block in under half an hour (5) 25. Pound into the family brick maker (4)



Wednesday April 18, 2012

Bushpigs bash Boorowa The Jindabyne Bushpigs began their 2012 season in style with an emphatic 36-11 win over the Boorowa Goldies over the weekend. The road trip up to Boorowa is never an easy one and with the Bushpigs failing to win there since 2008. The Bushpigs were also low on troops with coach Matt Trippet and Andrew Burke missing from this week’s side the boys knew a big task was ahead of them. The club introduced a number of debutants including John Field, Mitch Kirby, Chris Wilson, and Shane Elliot and also saw the return of Craig Dixon after a number of years living away. The Bushpigs picked up from where they left off in the trial two weeks ago, with an aggressive approach in the early stages of the game. This paid dividends as a the Bushpigs forwards turned over a number of ball’s which rewarded Liam Pepper to score out wide to open the scoring account for season 2012 . The Bushpigs continued to press the Boorowa line and dominated the Boorowa scrum which resulted in valuable field possession. Some smart thinking from five eight Jake Roarty lead to the Bushpigs second try where a quick five metre tap outside the Boorowa line was taken and found the unmarked Michael Needham to score out wide to take the score to 10- 3. The forwards continued to pressure in the breakdown and turned over the ball through excellent counter rucking by Matt Fish and Taku Taiaroa to put Boorowa on the back foot. The Boorowa players couldn’t handle the Bushpigs aggressive approach, which lead to a series of penalties which played in the Bushpigs favour. The Bushpigs extended their lead further to 15-6 after a lineout five metre out was well driven over by the Bushpigs forwards, which resulted in Needham’s second try. Again the Bushpigs peppered the Boorowa line and after another well driven maul by the forwards to see Dave Akkersdyk scoring under the post. Roarty finally found his feet and converted to take the scores 22-6 at half time. The Bushpigs knew that there was still plenty of work to do to win this game. The interims coach words at half time was to ensure the boys kept the same mind set and to ensure that the simple things were done right in order to win the game. The Bushpigs began the second half very much like the first, with a number of barnstorming runs from new recruit John Field. The

Bushpigs found the line once more after a 30 metre break by Field which lead to Dave Akkersdyk to crash over for his second; Roarty converted which brought the score to 29-6. The game was not over and the Bushpigs became very complacent which lead to a little Boorowa revival. Over a 15mintue period, the Bushpigs were shooting themselves in the foot giving away a number of silly penalties which resulted in some ugly rugby. This gave Boorowa valuable field possession which lead to a try to the Boorowa No.7. to bring the score 29-11. The Bushpigs continued to give away penalties allowing the Goldies to have a sniff at reducing the deficit. However the Bushpigs held their own by defending well enough to ensure any resurgence by the Boorowa was not to be. The Bushpigs somehow found themselves out of trouble and with 10mins to play the Bushpigs put the icing on the cake, with a superb backline move that even left the referee speechless allowed Pepper to cross for his double. Roarty converted to bring his percentage to a respectable level and to bring the score to 36-11. The referee sounded the final whistle and it was moment of joy for the Bushpigs to come away with all points. It is never easy beating Boorowa in Boorowa let alone getting a bonus point win. Bushpigs captain Michael Bottom was very happy with the performance which maintained his 100% record as being captain at the club. Best for the Bushpigs was Jake Roarty (3) points, Dave Akkersdyk and Michael Needham (2 points), Liam Pepper and Taku Taiaroa (1 point) and John Field was awarded players player. A special thanks goes to Bushpigs President for standing in as interim coach for the game and also those supporters who travelled to the game. The club would also like to welcome the return of Dave ‘Barney’ Eriksson who has put his hand up to manage and assist coach the Bushpigs in 2012. Barney has a long history with club being a former coach and president and his knowledge will valuable to the Bushpigs quest in 2012. This week sees the Bushpigs travel away to rivals Bungendore Mudchooks. Another win away from home early on this season will ensure that the Bushpigs are here to stamp their authority and will be the team to beat in 2012. So come and support the boys at 2.30pm this Saturday at Mick Shred Oval Bungendore.



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Wednesday April 18, 2012

Squash report – Grand final summer competition

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The grand finals were held on Thursday night, April 5. Being right on Easter there were a number of subs called in and unfortunately some forfeits in A grade. However there were some very good matches played – one of which was between Gary Cornish and Darren Davis. After a good long match Gary came out the winner but not before much sweat was lost. The last match of the evening was between Darcy Freimanis and Phil Ingram. Darcy battled hard and hit a few good winning shots but Phil came out the winner. However his win wasn’t enough to take his team over the line. Eventual “A” grade winning team was HILLROSS (Darcy Freimanis,John Kleven, Craig Wheatley and Darren Davis) defeating SAM HAIN ELECTRICAL (Phil Ingram, Ross Pratt, Bill Garnock and Gary Cornish). “B”grade had a full house on the night (albeit with a couple of subs). Edwin Kraft had a good game against Gerard Mackay in a 5 setter. Edwin must have had enough stamina left after playing in the tennis finals the night before as he won 3-2. Leanne Kent and Karyn Sutton set the scene for their team by defeating Anita De Koning and Lyn Elton. Darrell Gaukroger gave his team a chance by then playing David Hogan – losing the first then winning the next three. The final match was between Aron Rogers and Ira Hendriks. They played a five-setter and even although Aron won 3-2 it was not enough to clinch the finals. HYDRAULINKS COOMA (Ira Hendriks, David Hogan, Karyn Sutton and Leanne Kent) defeated MARK KENMIR & CO (Aron Rogers, Darrell Gaukroger, Lyn Elton and Anita de Koning) by 9-8. A big thank you must go to Corey Bedingfield for the many hours he put into organising the summer comp. A thankless task with many frustrations (such as getting five pull-outs on the final match day) it certainly would not have gone as well as it did without his efforts. The winter comp. will begin at the end of April, running over 10 weeks. Get your names into the squash club soon.

B grade runners-up:Darrell Gaukroger, Anita de Koning,Lyn Elton, Aron Rogers.

B grade winners: Leanne Kent, Ira Hendriks,Karyn Sutton,David Hogan with Pres. John Kleven.

Individual winners -(2) John Kleven,(3) Mark Kenmir,(1) Corey Bedingfield,(4) Craig Bottom.

A grade winners: Darren Davis, Darcy Freimanis, John Kleven, Craig Wheatley

Left: A grade runnersup: Gary Cornish, Phil Ingram, Ross Pratt.

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Red Devils begin year with a win and a loss The Cooma Red Devils started the 2012 season with a win and a loss, on a great afternoon for rugby the Red Devils second grade side took to the field not knowing what to expect. With a very different looking side from the past couple of years, this year’s side is full of youth that added with the experience of Aron ‘Rocket’ Rogers, Mark Fraser and Gary Moore it is shaping as a good year for the Red Devils with a strong second grade side putting pressure on the first grade players to perform to keep their spot in the number one side. The second grade side took to the field against the Royal Military College from Canberra and started full of running after kicking off. Cooma was soon able to create a mistake from RMC and that allowed Cooma to go on the attack early. Cooma was looking dangerous with good hard running from Ariel, Pat Egan and Gary but scrambling defence from RMC was able to stop Cooma from crossing the line. RMC were then able to get out of their own half and showed that when they got into Cooma’s half they were going to be hard to stop, with quick ball the speedy outside backs RMC were able to create an overlap and score out wide. This rocked the Cooma boys a bit who had had all the running, RMC then went on the attack again and after sucking the young Cooma forwards into some rucks with quick ball were again able to get on the outside of the Cooma backs and were again able to score out wide. This was the way the game continued for the first half with Cooma unable to create any genuine pressure that they were able to turn into points and went into half time down 22 points to nil. Whatever they put in the oranges at half time it certainly had an effect and Cooma with a new sense of direction stepped into the second half and really took it to the RMC forwards with Cooma’s forwards now

setting a good platform it allowed the young back line to show what they had in attack. The backs were led forward by Tim Keighley, Mitch and Alex Moon while the back three of Damo Roach, John Sutcliffe and Mitch Doyle all had good games. Cooma as able to keep RMC scoreless in the second half while scoring two tries themselves. Mitch Whiley got one and Mitch Doyle got the other while Tim Keighley kicked one from two. The final score ended up being 22 to 12 to RMC. Points in second grade this week 1 Pat Egan, 2 Aron Rogers and 3 points and players player to Jack Fizell who played an absolute blinder in his first game in seniors. First Grade took to the field knowing that if they wanted to be considered a threat in this completion then they had to start by winning home games and with this took to the field ready to do battle. The game started with both sides trying to gain the upper hand but it was RMC who struck first points kicking an early penalty goal, Cooma was able to level the scores when Ryan Morgan kicked a penalty. RMC then capitalised on a Cooma mistake and were able to score out wide, Cooma tried to hold RMC inside their own half but with a strong wind behind them and their five eight having a good kicking game RMC were able to get out of their own territory with relative ease. RMC then scored again by spreading the ball wide after they were able to turn the ball over in mid field. Cooma started to play with more aggression at the breakdown, this was lead by Dan Jeffcoate, James Strange and Doctor Tom who made his first grade debut on Saturday. With Cooma now controlling the ball and playing in the oppositions half it wasn’t long before Cooma was able to post their first try of the afternoon when James Strange was able to crash over, Ryan Morgan converted and Cooma were back in the game but RMC had other

Basketball gears up The Cooma Basketball Association held its AGM recently and the following people were elected to the committee for 2012. President Brian Geach; Vice President Alicia Clarke; Secretary Michelle Pollard; Treasurer Chris Brooks; Men’s Competition David Pevere; A Womens Kari Ingram; B women Junior boys and girls Miniball and Aussie Hoop Betty Longhurst; Referees Co-ordinator Jena Shaw; Registrar Lorraine Thomas; Public Officer Julie Brown; General Committee Robyn George and Sally Reid. Basketball will commence in term term with the A women to have their names in to Kari

Ingram by April 30. All men interested in joining a team contact David Pevere or Brian Geach. The B women will start on April 26 with all interested players to be at the stadium for a social run between 5.30 and 7pm. Due to ANZAC day and the Harry Nichols Shield all junior Miniball and Aussie Hoop will start in week two. Notices will be sent to schools after the holidays or contact Betty Longhurst on 0457177162. If you are interested in refereeing, coaching or assisting with the running of the competitions, especially the younger groups please contact a committee member.

thoughts and responded with another try before half time to go to the break leading 20 points to 10. Cooma talked about playing more direct in the second half and not going wide before they were going forward. From the kick off Cooma came out blazing and counter rucked the first ruck and went on the attack from there with a number of pick and drives. Cooma was able to score out wide through Adam Schubert with the conversion unsuccessful the scores were closer but there was still 35 minutes to go and the army boys are known for their fitness. Cooma attacked again from the kick off and were able to again get into RMC’s territory on the back of a couple of penalties. The Red Devils again went through the forwards with good strong running from Leighton Bates and Ed Ingram this time Dan Jeffcoate was able to crash over and with a successful conversion off the upright Cooma was in front for the first time but RMC again came back and scored to regain the lead. Cooma then put the kick off deep and on the kick return Ryan Morgan put up a mid field bomb which he was able to run through and regain to score under the posts. Although it has been said he celebrated a little bit early when punching the air 30 metres still from the line. Cooma then relied on defence to get them home and turned away numerous attacking raids on the back of great defence from Damien Hopkins, Ben Kelly and Curtis Watkins. Cooma was good enough in the end to hang on and win 29 to 25 points. This week 1point was shared between Damien Hopkins and Curtis Watkins, 2 points Dan Jeffcoate, 3 points Leighton Bates and players player was James Strange. The Red Devils play at home again this week Reserve grade starting at 1.30pm and first grade at 3pm.

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Wednesday April 18, 2012

Fillies season underway

Cottontails Cup comes home to Cooma Cooma Golf report by Garry points to take out the Cooma prize. Nearest the pins went to D. Douglass Atkinson

Cooma Fillies played Eden Tigers in a preseason trial at Tathra on Sunday, Cooma winning 40-0.

Triples competition a great success The Bowling Club Insurance Brokers/Tourist Café sponsored triples was successfully concluded last weekend in wonderful bowling weather. In all there were 78 players each day and these came from Belconnen, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tumbarumba Khancoban as well as district clubs Adaminaby, Bombala, Nimmitabel, Jindabyne, Cooma and two players from Bundaberg in Queensland. Following three games of 14 ends each on Saturday, teams were graded on their performance into three groups of six teams and one of eight for play on Sunday. The weather was kind on both days to allow an early start, however the afternoon games were restricted to 10 ends to allow visitors an earlier start to the homeward journey. It was not until the final matches were played in each division that winners and runners-up were known. Division one winners were R Taylor, C Fair and R Fair, runners-up M Brown, M Griffin and D Turner; Division two winners M D’Amico, H Walker and M Zasso, runners-up L Lodge, G Venables and W

Lodge; Division three winners R Steinfort, D Buckley and P Caldwell, runners-up M Frezza, G D’Amico and P Marsicano; Division four winners F Lusshtenich, C Gales and P Schroeder; runnes-up J Cornish, P O’Connor and L Cornish. Each of these teams received cash prizes and in all, more than $2000 was handed out. This is an example of people getting in and doing their bit to make the day the great success it undoubtedly was and organisers are already thinking about next year. Again, thanks to all the players and helpers, it could not have happened without your input. Next Sunday April 22 is the annual general meeting of the Country Club and a good roll up is anticipated. The club needs your help to give the ‘old stalwarts’ a bit of relief. Come along and see how your club is going.

Sunday saw the biannual Cottontails cup played against Federal Golf Club and a fine effort by the Cooma teams saw the trophy return to Cooma with a solid win of 8 and ½ matches to 5 and ½ matches for Federal. Well done to all involved in the event and congratulations to all winners. A reminder to all members that the Annual General Meeting is to be held at the RSL club on Tuesday of this week starting at 7.30pm. Support your club and come along. On Saturday April 14 Bart Joseph tried out his new clubs to win the A grade competition with a round of the day 40 points. Runner up was Dave Crawford with 37 points on a countback from David Ware. B grade was taken out by John Gargett with 37 points from Chris Brown on 36 points and in C grade Bill Dyball scored 35 points to take the winners crown from John Harris on 33 points. Ball winners went down to Charlie Beaumont with 33 points. In the long drive stakes that regular long hitter Phil Patricks took out A grade from Chris Brown in B grade and Doug Parker in C grade. Nearest the pin on the ninth was Chris Brown and on the 17th Steve Young hit a lovely shot nice and close. On Sunday the Cottontails Cup dominated the day with overall team results already mentioned. 47 points was needed to win the days events with Federal golfers Vaughn and Hatch really hitting their straps. From the Cooma side Brian Searl and Phil Amey scored a great 45

on the fourth, Norm Marshall on the ninth, P. Ferguson on the 11th and Mark Rainsford on the 17th. Longest drive was on the eighth hole with A grade longest drive won by Lachlan King, B grade by B. Burke and C grade by George Bowden. Dave Ware won the closest the pin for two on the 18th. On Wednesday April 11 Bruce Burton took out A grade with 36 points from Bart Joseph on 29. In B grade Richard Hanna won with 36 points from Charlie Beaumont on 35 points and in C grade Bill Dyball 33 points (on a hot streak at the moment) won the day on a countback from George Bowden also on 33 points. One putt in it George! Ball winners went down to 27 points. There were no nearest the pin results at hand at the time of writing. Next week sees a single stableford the order of the day on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Junior golf is starting up on Saturday afternoons from 2pm till around 4pm with a Family Cup to be played on April 28. This event will be the inaugural event with an adult and junior (from the same family) to be paired in an ambrose 9 hole event. Handicaps will be finalised on the day so don’t worry if you don’t have a handicap. Bookings for this event are required with a phone call to 0410603890 (Garry Atkinson) or a sheet located on the Noticeboard in the club house. Bookings can also be done by email <garry.atkinson@> See you on the greens.

Cooma Ladies Golf The third round of the Ladies 9 Hole Championships will be contested this week and it should prove to be an interesting contest with a number of players in contention. In the first round Joan Bracher was the winner with 42 net. The runner-up was Clare Nowland with 44 net on a countback from Pat Davis, our first ball winner. The second ball was won by Maureen Fletcher with 45 net. In the second round Pat Davis was the winner on a countback with 44 net. Pat also won the putting with a splendid 15 putts. Maureen Fletcher was the runner-up on 44 net. Balls were won by Joan Bracher, 46 net, and Aileen Smith, 48 net. The Elsie Egan Trophy was contested by a small but enthusiastic group. Gaye Wilson was the winner with 158 net. She managed to hit her way to a small lead

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in the first round. In the second round she was able to consolidate with a pleasing 77 net. Lorraine McGregor was a ball winner with 81 net. Rulie Steinfort has been in winning form of late: on Wednesday, 4th April, she won the 18 hole stableford with 29 points. On Saturday, 7th, she again won with 29 points. Dulcie Thistleton and B. Grogan, a visitor from Sydney, were ball winners with 27 points. On Wednesday, 11th, Marcelle Burton from Coolamatong won the 18 hole stableford with 24 points. Jenny Brown played top golf to win Sunday’s 18 hole stableford with 38 points. Her game was on song with her fairway play a feature. Her chipping and putting were also accurate. The Annual Far South Coast and Tablelands Open

Tournament at Moruya was again a great success. All enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Our golf scores left room for improvement but a great three days was had by all the Cooma girls. Pennants: The first round against Bombala proved a wash out and points were shared. In the second round the Cooma team had a pleasing win against Jindabyne in Jindabyne. In the third round Coolamatong defeated Cooma in Cooma. Good golfing in the second half of the draw! Coming up: Wed, 18th April – 3rd round 9 hole Championships/18 hole stableford; Sat, 21st – 18 hole stableford; Sun, 22nd – Super Stableford The weather has been excellent and the course is in top condition. So, come and join us!

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Cooma Cats ruckmen battled hard all day on Saturday. One of the youngest sides in the Cooma Cats’ 35 year history took to the field for the opening round of the 2012 Canberra AFL competition on the weekend and learned a few hard les-sons in football, going down to a fast and fit ADFA Rams side. The final score was Cooma 8-7-55 defeated by the ADFA Rams 14-11-95. But while the Cats failed to take the points at Snowy Oval, the positive signs for a new era in Cats’ football were evident for all to see. Cooma Cats club president Dave Paterson described the start of the 2012 season as a critical turning point for club. “Like all codes in many regional towns across the country, we face the common dilemmas of contracting player pools and declining sponsorship dollars and as such we need to work hard to find effective strategies to work through these challenges,” Dave said. “So in terms of tackling the issue of expanding our player base, we have worked hard with the Queanbeyan Tigers Football Club over the past 12 months to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to the benefit of both clubs. “Because Queanbeyan fields teams in different divisions of the AFL Canberra competition to the one we play in, we now have an agreement with the Tigers which allows us able to tap into their surplus players – particularly the younger ones. “These players, who would otherwise miss out on playing altogether, have joined the Cats in order to develop before taking the next step into the higher divisions,” Dave said. The Cats now have seven duel listed players from Queanbeyan augmenting the club’s play-ing group on a permanent basis which is a ‘win win’ for the players and clubs alike. In the Cats’ starting 22 on Saturday, there were 15 players under the age of 21, and these in-cluded six ‘debutants’ playing their first game of senior AFL football. “This is a major change for us as in recent years our playing list has been an aging one which found it increasingly harder to compete effectively against younger and fitter sides,” Dave said. “But building on last year’s excellent performance, we now hope to be able to develop our younger

players to help take the club to the next level of success as they gain more and more senior football experience. “Our agreement with Queanbeyan, together with our continual work in developing players in the Cooma, Jindabyne and broader Monaro region, will ensure we have long-term sustain-ability,” he said. The impact of the changing club strategy was clearly evident on Saturday when the more experienced Rams’ side took advantage of a strong wind and skipped out to a five goal lead at quarter time. The young Cats managed to stem the Rams’ onslaught in the second quarter, clawing back a couple of goals. But then the Rams used the third quarter to snuff out any real hope the Cats may have had of staying in the game. The third quarter was one to forget for the Cats as the team’s game plan and teamwork fell away as the Rams again took advantage of the prevailing wind, and an ability to easily create loose players in the forward line. But in a positive sign of the future, the young Cats re-grouped at the final break and came out to kick four goals and outscore the Rams in the final quarter. The last quarter by the Cats showed a great deal of courage and heart. After totally losing their way in the third quarter, they somehow managed to reinvent themselves as a fast run-ning, positive and united side in the final term to give themselves and their fans a great deal of hope for the future. Best on ground for the Cats included John Hukins, Jimmy Russell, Jarrod Schmal, Travis Dureaux and Matt Bryant. Game Day awards were: Capital-Dial-A-Pizza Award – Sam Hunter; Shell Region Service Station – Travis Dureaux; Cooma’s Original Hotbake – Adam Asanovski; Players’ Player – John Hukins and Supporters’ Award - Matt Bryant. Anyone wanting to get involved as a player, official, sponsor or supporter can contact Dave Paterson on 0438089758, or look at the club’s website at www. The Cooma Cats major sponsor in 2012 is the Australian Hotel in Cooma.

Cooma Rifle Club The road into the range is a bit better now and shooting last Saturday was held from 400 yards for the deferred NRA Medal competition monthly heat. The turn up was good, but three members didn’t shoot, leaving only three who did. Graeme Crundwell has virtually given it away because of his age and poor eyesight, but comes to help out. The day was a bit dull with a north to NNE wind springing up at about 10am, varying all the time and

catching everyone out. Off rifle, Damien Doyle won the day with 97.8, then Noel Barrett 96.6 and Brian Bradley 88.3. With handicaps the scores were very close, Noel winning by half a point, then Damien and Brian. Next week shooting will be from 300yards for the monthly spoon. It’s time again for the annual NRA fees, so see Diane or Noel about it.



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Football season is upon us again, with the Cooma Cats and Red Devils beginning their season on Saturday and the Cooma Stallions playing preseason trials at Tathra on Sunday. Pictured, Will Nicholls for the Stallions in their match against Narooma. Cooma lost 30-18.


Monaro Post 18th April 2012


Monaro Post 18th April 2012