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WEDNESDAY September 21, 2011


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Last year’s good rainfall, resulting in good pasture growth, followed by a dry and frosty winter, have fire authorities predicting the coming summer may be an extreme season for bushfires. The Rural Fire Service has been conducting hazard reduction burns in the area for the last two weeks in an attempt to

reduce the danger close to town. However, landowners are advised to look at their own fire plans and start preparing for what could be a firey summer. It could be the worst for 30 years, Fire Mitigation Officer Fred Nichols predicts.

Pictured: Burning off near the Canberra Gliding Club north of Bunyan. Inset: Cooma captain Tom Brown and deputy captain Craig Bryan in Centennial Park last Sunday offering advice on fire prevention, including fire alarms.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

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A 48-year-old Cooma man has been remanded in custody after being charged with multiple offences on Sunday. He was charged with hinder police, assault police, breach bail conditions, assist in act of indecency, common assault and breach AVO. He appeared in Queanbeyan Court on Monday mornign and was remanded in custody, with bail refused.

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Police have issued infringement notices against men observed urinating in Sharp Street, Cooma. They were issued with offensive behaviour notices. Two 13-year-olds have been cautioned by police after being caught shoplifting in Coles last Wednesday.

A 30-year-old Cooma has been charged with being armed with intent after he threatened police Police are investigating traffic offences which with a swaords last Wednesday night in the occurred in Albert Street carpark at the rear of Centennial Plaza. on Saturday afternoon, The man was onserved at about 11pm and involving a burnt out. appeared to be intoxicated.

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Brian Anthony Carrig, 26, of Victoria tested positive for low range PCA in Jindabyne on July 16, 2011. He was fined $700 and was disqualified from driving for six months.

The drugs were destroyed. Simon Hurford of Jindabyne tested positive to mid range PCA in Jindabyne on 29 July 2011. He was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Callum James Clifford, 19 of Cooma, was found guilty of an assault occasioning actual bodily harm while in company on February 12, 2011. He was sentenced to a 15-month good behaviour bond.

Benjamin Joyce of Numeralla was found to test positive for low range PCA when stopped in Cooma on July 29, 2011. He was fined $600 and licence suspended for six months.

Luke Denvir, 25 of Thredbo was Geoffrey Leigh Mortlock of caught in possession of a prohibited Canberra was caught driving without drug in Jindabyne on August 10 a licence in Jindabyne on July 9, and 11, 2011. He was fined $600. 2011. He was fined $1300.


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Wednesday September 21, 2011

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Mayor Dean Lynch presented certificates to the Monaro High School students who recently visited Japan. The students gave a presentation on their experience to Cooma-Monaro Shire Council prior to its September 12 meeting. Fourteen local students recently experienced a cultural whirl as they participated in the Lions Club biannual youth exchange program to Cooma’s Japanese city sister, Yamaga. The trip abroad began on August 11 when they departed Cooma. Accompanying them was Monaro High School teacher, Kari Ingram, Cooma-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch and his wife, Louise, as well as Cooma Lions - President John Britton, and Mick and Lynne Mayhew. Throughout the week, students were hosted by Japanese families and visited various places including an active volcano, a traditional theatre house, hot springs and the city of Kumamoto. Chris Gardiner was one of the students who attended and commented that it was “a very rewarding experience”. He especially liked marching in a parade with Ryan Constance, Niko Bakker and Japanese primary school children at the lantern festival. One of the highlights of many of the students was the Yamaga Toro Matsuri, a festival based on a legend that the Yamaga hot spring was discovered approximately 800 years ago when a stricken deer was found nursing its wound in a marsh. Accompanying teacher, Kari Ingram, and a number of the participating students made a presentation to council at this month’s meeting. Ms Ingram expressed how fortunate she was

to go on the trip. She said, “It was an honour to be part of the group representing Cooma for the sister city and Lions youth exchange program.” “I cannot speak highly enough of the value of this visit in strengthening the relationship between the two communities and the amazing opportunity it was for the tour members to experience Japanese culture on a more personal level.” She congratulated the students on their confidence, maturity and exemplary conduct as ambassadors of the school, community and country as a whole, and thanked the local Lions Club, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and Monaro High School for their ongoing support of the program ever since 2001. Lion’s Club member and teacher, Chris Reeks, must be commended on his fantastic job in liaising with the Japanese hosts and coordinating the visit. This year was unique to others as students were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn Japanese prior to the visit, facilitated by Monaro High School Japanese teacher, Kevin Kirton. This is a highly valuable program for the youth of our community and the ever-growing relationship Cooma has with its Japanese sister city. Without the support of the local council, Lions Club and Monaro High, such an asset would no longer be.

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A protracted meeting of Cooma-Monaro Shire Council on September 12 had some councillors tired and cranky as the evening wore on. Council had planned to finish its meeting by 10pm, but three time extensions later, councillors were starting to feel the strain. Council’s policy has been to move a half hour extension in order to finish that night’s business, however, the 10pm finish had already been extended to 11.30pm before council moved into closed session to discuss confidential matters. Councillors generally were concerned they were discussing important matters at the end of the night when they were tired. Cr Tony Kaltoum suggested people in the open forum could speak at 11pm, rather than before the meeting, because the number of speakers that night had delayed council

considerably. “There were six speakers all talking about the same thing and we were going to pass it anyway�, Cr Kaltoum said. Council also spent a considerable amount of time discussing Item 11, relating to the South East Arts Region (SEAR) Constitution. That night’s meeting had been preceded by a special meeting to elect the mayor, deputy mayor and decide committee delegations. The actual meeting did not commence until 8.25pm, after the special meeting, open forum, presentation by Monaro High School Students who visited Yamaga and a short refreshment break. The closed session of council concluded with the meeting ending at 12.31am.

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FRENCH STYLE By Sally Ann Cottle French is everywhere and it is a really lovely way to decorate your home so here are a few ideas to get you started.

MCCR Vice President, Sandy Schofield, executive committee member, Carolyn Ewart, and Deb Thomas, secretary of Cooma Stallions Football Club, are pictured accepting cheques from Monaro High School teacher Jan Sandercoe and Principal, Adrian Bell. Last week, on behalf of Monaro High School’s go back into providing educational grants for the Year 12 class of 2010, Mrs Jan Sandercoe and local schools in the area. Mr Adrian Bell presented a number of cheques to Barbara said, “It’s very generous of year 12 local community groups. 2010 and CWA greatly appreciates the donation”. Among the cheques was one for $1000 The students raised the money last year by donated to the Monaro Committee for Cancer conducting a number of fundraising events and Research (MCCR), $500 to the Cooma Stallions activities such as non-uniform days, barbecues and $400 to the Country Women’s Association and other initiatives outside of the school. Grace (CWA) Cooma branch. Ranger and Rhiannon Shaw must be thanked Secretary, Deb Thomas, received the cheque for their persistent efforts throughout 2010 with on behalf of the Cooma Stallions and commented instigating the fundraising initiatives. that the money would help them improve existing “It’s a small town thing where the students facilities. like to give back to the local community,” Jan MCCR Vice President, Sandy Schofield said, Sandercoe commented. “The money will go towards valuable funds to Monaro High also previously donated $1000 to support local families in the Monaro”. She went the Monaro Early Intervention Service (MEIS) in on to thank the students saying, “their values June this year. and awareness of community spirit are much Once again, the youth of the community are appreciated”. demonstrating immense generosity and value CWA Cooma Branch President, Barbara towards local community groups. Scanes, commented that the donation would

COLOUR PALETTE For French-provincial interiors use a subtle colour palette of warm greys, musky pinks, smoky blues and faded greens to create a relaxed, time-worn beauty. Lime paints from companies such as Murobond and Porters are perfect for a soft, chalky finish. WALLS AND FLOORS Natural stone tiles, timber floors or sisal carpets create a rustic elegance. Aubusson-style tapestry floor rugs can add colour and interest to a neutral interior, but try to keep colours slightly faded. LIGHTING Lighting can be iron or timber candelabras, chandeliers (preferably aged over time) with fabric shades or wall sconces. I like to use table lamps to create the perfect ambience as opposed to too much overhead lighting. ESSENTIAL PIECES • Curtains in toile de jouy, checks, stripes and plain linens all work in a French interior. Use a simple heading mounted on iron curtain poles. Unless covered, the standard track simply doesn’t fit in these rooms. Roman blinds, which have softer folds, work better that a structured blind. • Sofas in loose covered linen fabrics with plump, feather-filled cushions give a relaxed country look. I recommend keeping sofas in plainer fabrics and using patterns on the loose cushions. • Beds should have sun-aired cotton sheets, no need to iron, it all adds to the look. Marcella quilts and puffy eiderdowns can be layered on the bed. • For furniture pieces, a good Louise XV-style chair in a great fabric, painted furniture mixed with some good oak pieces work well. WHAT TO AVOID • Anything too shiny or new looking, be it timber, fabrics or lighting. • Keep it subtle, relaxed, faded, rustic and – if possible – old.

CWA Cooma branch President, Barbara Scanes, is pictured accepting a cheque of $400 from Monaro High School teacher, Jan Sandercoe.

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COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL WEEKLY NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION HELP COUNCIL CELEBRATE NATIONAL WATERWEEK 16-22 OCTOBER 2011 To celebrate National Waterweek Council will be holding a waterwise display in front of the Cooma Library on Wednesday 19 October 2011 from 9.00am to 4.30pm. There will be lots of information on how you can save water (and money), including Council’s waterwise plants for the Monaro, and tips for saving water around the home. We will also have some giveaways:

TENDER FOR DEMOLITION AND SALVAGE OF OLD CHURCH HILL STEEL PLATE RESERVOIR AND SITE REHABILITATION AT COOMA CONTRACT NO 2/2011 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, Thursday 22 September 2011, for the Demolition and Salvage of Old Church Hill Steel Plate Reservoir and Site Rehabilitation at Cooma. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours, by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or email Further information may be obtained by contacting Lawrie Carlson at CSD Engineering on 0422 235 489 or emailing

TENDER FOR REFURBISHMENT OF PUBLIC TOILETS, CENTENNIAL PARK, COOMA CONTRACT 26 /2010 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, 27 October 2011 for the refurbishment of the public toilets in Centennial Park, Cooma.

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BADJA ROAD CONSTRUCTION Improvement works to the Baja Road include widening and smoothing of the vertical and horizontal alignment. The excavator is developing the road edge drainage. Under road drains are being installed. The agi pipes in socks will draw the water out from natural seepage and clay deposits. Extensive amounts of geo-textile have been used to reinforce the road and assist drainage.

Book Marks Removable Tattoo Go into the draw to win a ‘Hughie Sink’ – ‘Product of the Year’ 2008 and finalist in the 2009 Australian International Design Award – Consumer. The Hughie Sink can be used by every member of the family to capture water which would normally go down the drain when washing hands, cleaning the veg etc. We have 25 sinks in various colours to be won.


For your chance to win a ‘Hughie Sink’, visit our National Waterweek Display at the Library and fill out a ticket. The draw will take place on Friday 21 October 2011 and winners will be notified by phone.

Erosion control measures have been constructed on the Kiah Avenue verge. This area was subject to large flows of water descending the steep gradient with considerable speed. This situation caused the formation of gullies in the verge. The new treatment protects the ground surface with a gravel and bitumen seal and the provision of small stone barriers to dissipate the energy of the water flow.

PURCHASING & STORES ACCOUNTING OFFICER Council has a position available in the Engineering Services Division for a Purchasing & Stores Accounting Officer located at the Polo Flat Depot, Cooma. Further information can be obtained by calling Council’s Human Resource Officer George Javurek on (02) 6455 1725 for an information package or go to Council’s website: File Ref: IS/POS/169 Salary: $879.20 - $923.20 Applications Close: 4.00pm Friday 23 September 2011

CARPENTER’S ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE Good Good Bridge on Carpenters Road was opened approximately four months ago. The Works Supervisor is pictured inspecting the abutments of the bridge.


WATER SERVICES – CONCRETE SAW DEMONSTRATION Technology improvements augment safety and work outputs. A recent demonstration was conducted at Council’s Works Depot showcasing a concrete and metal pipe cutting chainsaw. This type of machinery is being considered for inclusion into Council’s Water & Wastewater minor plant equipment resources. Pictured is the saw being demonstrated and witnessed by interested council employees




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Wednesday September 21, 2011


SEC forced to close due to lack of funding support The Snowy Enterprise Centre is closing its doors. Formed in 1993 as the Snowy-Monaro Business Enterprise Centre, as a consequence of a NSW State Government small business support program, the SEC will shortly cease operations due to lack of funding support by any level of government. As an operating and successful BEC, with an active business adviser, the Centre successfully established a Small Business Incubator in 2001, in the premises conditionally granted to it at 38 Bombala Street Cooma (the old drill hall) by the Federal Government’s Department of Defence. The Incubator service used the administrative resources available from the State Government’s support program to also support its tenants’ needs. In 2004, the State Government announced a severe reduction in its support for BECs, of which the SEC was one of the casualties, but which managed to survive on the final round of funding until late 2008. The Centre was able to retain its business adviser through to the end of 2009, through winning a Federal Government tender to support small business for that period as a result of the Global Economic Crisis, but was forced to dispense with that service thereafter, due to lack of further funding.

Following the Federal Government’s refusal to provide further funding, and Steve Whan’s advice, as the then Minister for Small Business in the State Government, to “stand on (your) own two feet”, the SEC was able to secure supportive funding from the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council until the end of August this year, when the conditional grant of the premises (under caveats) expired. A condition of council’s support was that ownership of the premises be transferred to council, the consideration being the value of that, and some previous, support. The SEC was in favour of that arrangement, as a means of ensuring that the premises remain in the community’s hands. The caveats having expired, council owns the premises as of September 14, and is required to resolve future occupancy of the premises through an Expressions of Interest procedure. Having been refused any commitment by the Federal and State Governments for any support, and having been advised by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council that council is not prepared to provide any future financial support for its activities, in either a business or economic development support function, the SEC has resolved to retire from the scene as gracefully as possible.

School mufti day for Melissa

Monaro High School Deputy Principal, David Brison, is pictured presenting a cheque to Carly Toole to go towards the Melissa Strange fund. Once again, Monaro High has raised money for a local cause. On Thursday last week, students had a ‘mufti’ non-uniform day to raise money for local cancer patient, Melissa Stange, and her family. The whole school participated in the fundraiser and donated a total of $450 which they presented to Carly Toole who is one of the organisers of this month’s “70s Glam” fundraising night.


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If you missed out on getting your tickets for the fundraiser on September 24 and would still like to contribute, a donation to the funds account would be greatly appreciated. The account details are - account name: Carly Maree Toole, BSB: 112-879, Account number: 485110303. If people would like to put their name in the ‘account to’ so their name can be mentioned on the night, otherwise they can remain anonymous.


Unfortunately, it is now small businesses that will have to stand on its own feet. The SEC wishes to thank all of those who have contributed to its success in the past, particularly the dedication of its various staff and volunteer Board members over time, and more particularly Liz McMahon for her hard work and dedication in the uncertain and difficult times of the past few years. Expressions of interest Cooma-Monaro Shire Council will be seeking expressions of interest from the community for the occupation of the building. Mayor Dean Lynch said council has no intention of allowing businesses currently operating at 38 Bombala Street to be detrimentally affected by the change of ownership. Council has informed the SEC that current tenents will operate on a month-to-month leasing arrangement until November 2011. After this date, council will consider the expressions of interest and will make an appropriate community based determination.

Council considers family’s contribution Cooma-Monaro Shire council has asked staff to reconsider a recommendation to refuse a development consent for a Shannon’s Flat resident. Peter Luton addressed council during its open forum prior to the September 12 meeting, asking that a Section 94 contribution of $3622 be waived. Mr Luton’s development application is for the modification of a workers’ cottage on his property. The matter was deferred from the August meeting, awaiting extra information on the matter. Council was told the modification of the DA, to delete condition four, would require Mr Luton to pay $3622 as Section 94 contributions. The report to council also stated the additional dwelling would create an extra demand for maintenance on council’s rural roads and it was appropriate that the applicant pay a contribution towards the cost of this extra demand, otherwise it would need to be paid for by the general community. The contribution is about three percent of the estimated

cost of the development. Council’s discussions regarding the development, and a recommendation to refuse the modification, became heated, with Cr Winston Phillips telling councillors he was disgusted that the request was being refused. “In every area there are families that really hold a community together. The Lutons have done that for four generations and the contribution they have made is amazing. “For instance, the Shannon’s Flat hall – the Lutons donated the land for that hall and it has become an iconic thing for Shannon’s Flat. It is a good example of what this family has done. “Then there’s the fire shed. The family has handed the land for this to the community. “Look at Peter himself – in 2002 he was fire captain and in 2003 it was people like Peter who helped stop the Monaro becoming another Canberra. Continued P14

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Our local blokes are getting a good airing on national TV of late. Only a few weeks ago, there was Phil Rye on Collectors, showing off his impressive Snowy machinery equipment. This week it’s Bill Shanley’s turn, with his passion for tractors. It is also the last Collectors episode we may ever see, unless the ABC revises its plans to cut what many consider to be the most interesting programs they now show. Might be time to write to the ABC and have a little (or a large) whinge? Next week, collectors of a different hue will be out and about at Scottsdale, Bredbo, during a Frogwatch seminar. This is the first one held in this area and it should be fascinating seeing what little critters lurk in the ‘Bidgee catchment area.

Wednesday September 21, 2011

Horse levy in place Thursday September 15 saw the Horse Disease Response Levy Bills complete their passage through the Senate and become a reality. This has been a long and tortuous journey for some but for others like myself it has been shorter but still taxing. The AHIC, along with the other three Animal Health Australia horse industry members, ARB, HRA and EA are delighted that this task has been completed. The AHIC would like to congratulate all who contributed to the process and would especially like to thank the staff at DAFF who were generous with their time and advice, AHA, the custodians of the EADRA Deed who provided their expertise and NSW Department of I and I who gave invaluable executive supports To all those organisations and individuals who helped ensure that Industry put a united front to Government that they could not ignore it has been a job well done. It highlights the strength of the Horse

Industry when it chooses to work co-operatively and for the benefit of the industry. We all need to be thankful to the Stockfeed Manufacturers and the Wormer Manufacturers for the part they played and to support both organisations by feeding our horses appropriately and being aware of proper worming programs. Now that the Horse Industry has signed EADRA and has a legislated levy mechanism, which is zero rated, it is on to the next step of improving both the knowledge and implementation of better biosecurity practices. The Horse Venue Biosecurity Workbook is a useful tool and NSW D I&I will soon have guidelines available on managing a suspected Hendra case at an Event. Well done everyone. Roger Lavelle President Australian Horse Industry Council

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This was the match that had to end early because of the light……and Pat Rafter wasn’t best pleased with the referee..on a couple of occasions. Despite the fact we lost the next morning, Pat’s passion for his team and the game was refreshing to see. The Postman can’t resist this, on hearing that our Prime Minister has been trying to give herself an image makeover- Sorry, PM, but it’s not working. The voters remember the lies and the K Rudd supporters remember the night of the long knives. The best way to gauge her image is for the PM to call an election, get re-elected (or not) but at least give Australians the chance to vote on her latest schemes.

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The grandparents of children at Gidgillys Early Education and Care Centre, Jindabyne, got lucky when they visited the centre as part of a special annual Grandparents Day celebration. Everyone knows grandparents love a hug with their grandchildren and there were plenty to be had as the children shared their morning tea around. The children were proud to show

their grandparents their classrooms, and their play areas, and even some of the projects they have worked on. Grandparents Day was a big hit and all of those attending said they’d be back next year. Pictured: David Hume with both sets of grandparents who came all the way from Yass.

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This week marked the successful completion of the 2011 Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training Program. The Program is run in partnership with local high schools and this year more than 280, Year 12 students completed the program across the Snowy Mountains Region. The Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training program focuses on the unique road conditions of the Snowy Mountains and includes both theory and practical sessions designed to improve the attitude and driving behaviours of young people in our local community. Along with two theory sessions in the classroom, the practical sessions are run with a specially designed “skid car” which allows students, under direction and control of an expert driver trainer from the Australian Driving Institute, to experience a simulated skid situation. This improves the level of awareness of young drivers and demonstrates how easy it is to lose control in certain conditions. Managing Director, Snowy Hydro Limited, Mr Terry Charlton said “The Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training Program is part of our long standing commitment to young people in our local area and is consistent with our company’s strong focus on health and safety. We are all too familiar with disturbing news headlines about young people killed or injured in car accidents. If our program saves a life or prevents one crash, then it is money well spent. I thank local high schools for working with us and in sharing our vision of improving road safety through driver education for students through positive community partnerships such as this.”

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Aeropelican cancels summer flights

Aeropelican will not fly to Snowy Mountains this summer. Aeropelican has announced it will cancel summer flights between Sydney and the Snowy Mounatins, but has confirmed a winter schedule for 2012. The successful winter season 2011 for the Sydney – Snowy Mountains air service has seen a growth of 10 per cent for the June to August period with a significant 20 per cent increase in air traffic during the winter holiday period: “the confidence in the industry along with early snow fall allowed Aeropelican to suggest a more ambitious schedule for the second winter operation and we are pleased to allow more winter tourist visitation year on year”, Business Development Manager for Aeropelican Air Services, Fabrice Binet, said. After discussions with Snowy Mountains Airport operators and keys stakeholders of the winter industry, Aeropelican has committed to a 2012 winter air service. Mr Binet said “Aeropelican has established a constructive relationship with the operators in the Snowy Mountains region and we will build on our experience of the last two winters to design a schedule in tune with the requirement of the winter leisure enthusiasts”. During the winter season 2012 the airline is planning to use 30 seat aircraft to cater for the

growing passenger demand. Aeropelican will launch the winter 2012 schedule by the end of October 2011 and the airline is currently in discussion with the main operators of the ski industry to assess seasonal network expansion opportunities in addition to the Sydney – Snowy Mountains air service. Despite a successful winter, and after 15 months of uninterrupted operation Aeropelican Air Services is announcing that the summer operation (October – May) will not be renewed for the summer 2011-2012; “the September passenger demand as well as the forward bookings for the spring months and into the summer are lower than the same period last year which was already not economically viable” Mr Binet commented. “Aeropelican is still committed to the Snowy Mountains Region however our organisation must adapt to the seasonality of the demand” he concluded. The last day of operation of the Sydney – Snowy Mountains winter 2011 operation will be Friday September 30. Aeropelican invites all passengers having reservation beyond this date to contact Aeropelican Customer Service Department.

Local court supports Snowy River Shire Council’s battle on noxious weeds At the Cooma Local Court on September 8, prosecutions commenced by Snowy River Shire Council relating to infestations of Serrated Tussock on the property “Deeban” near Adaminaby were concluded before Mr Van Zuylen LCM. The prosecutions of the defendants Ancart Pty Limited and Charles Vernon Maxwell were brought under Sections 12 (private occupier of land fails to control noxious weeds) and 19 (fail to comply with a weed control notice) of the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993. Ancart Pty Limited had entered a plea of ‘guilty’ and the Court determined the prosecution of Mr Maxwell after a hearing based of his plea of ‘not guilty’. The Court found, on the evidence presented for Council, that the Prosecution case against Mr Maxwell was proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The Court ordered that the defendant Maxwell pay a fine of $1200, Court Costs of $81, and Professional Costs of $1800, a total of $3081.00. In respect of the Section 19 prosecution of Ancart Pty Limited, the Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of $5000, Court Costs of $81, and Professional Costs of $1000, a total of $6081.00. In respect of the Section 12 prosecution of Ancart Pty Limited , the Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of $1500, Court Costs of $81, and Professional Costs of $1000, a total of $2581.00. In delivering judgment, the Magistrate

emphasised that for the purposes of the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993 there may be more than one person who, at any given time, is the ‘occupier’ of land and that the obligation to control noxious weeds falls on all occupiers of land under the Act.


New arts committee formed in Cooma Following much anticipation over the past weeks, the decision to form a 355 arts and cultural committee was approved by council at its meeting on Monday September 12. Approximately 35 representatives of the arts and cultural community attended the open meeting to show their support for the committee. Of the attendees, six spoke before the decision making to discuss their aspirations of such a committee and how it would positively assist their sector of the arts. Councillor Stephanie McDonald thanked the supporters for their words and attendance, and commented that it helped reinforce to the councillors that there was community support for the new committee. Topics discussed included the current state of arts in the community, the need for collaboration and support between the various groups, and how a mutual committee would encourage this and allow each of the sectors to grow not only individually but as a whole as well. The committee will be chaired by Councillor McDonald and alternated by Councillor Martin Hughes. It is still being discussed as to how the other representatives will be appointed to the committee. Considering how large the arts and cultural community is; the committee is going to be inclusive so interested people can attend the meetings where they may raise any issues or ideas they have. Calls may be put out in the future to form various subcommittees to help implement upcoming initiatives. An initial step of the committee will involve auditing local venues and developing a list of what is available and their features so performers are aware of what is available


around the region. Any limitations will be recorded and it will be discussed how these can be rectified. Multiple groups have already put across the suggestion of a community bus which would allow local artists to tour their work whether it be visual, performing or creative. To further increase council’s involvement, a staff member from the council will be present at the meetings to record the minutes which will be on file and available to the councillors for review. Any recommendations will be carried across to council where it will be discussed at the next meeting. Councillor McDonald said, “We will begin by dusting the cultural plan on the shelf and make it more relevant to today to help it progress and develop”. She added, “People will start to see some positive differences in the arts in the community over the next 12 months”. Stephanie expressed her gratitude towards everyone who supported the formation of the committee and commented, “Without community support like this, the formation of this committee would not have been such a smooth process. People came from far and wide to support the decision.”

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Snowy Hydro says claims The Snowy Ride and the next ‘grossly incorrect’ three years... Claims made last week by the Snowy River Alliance that Snowy Hydro is in breach of its water licence are grossly incorrect, the corporation says. “This is the latest in a long line of baseless accusations from a group that is clearly desperate to try to gain any relevance”. CEO and Managing Director of Snowy Hydro, Terry Charlton, said “The accusation by the SRA is the same one they periodically trot out. How many times have we heard these self serving and baseless claims? They certainly cannot be described as original– we’ve heard nothing different from them in the last 10 years and they continue to show no interest to appreciate the facts”. Executive Officer for Water for Snowy Hydro, David Harris, said “Let’s get the facts straight. 1) Snowy Hydro is not in breach of its licence now, nor has been in the past. Its actions have been approved by the multi-Government Water Consultation and Liaison Committee and its regulator, the NSW Office of Water. 2) Based on the recommendation of the Snowy Scientific Committee, this year the NSW Office of Water has directed Snowy Hydro to make environmental releases from montane rivers in locations other than the Upper Snowy River, principally from Tantangara Dam. Snowy Hydro is fully meeting its obligations with respect to Tantangara Dam releases. 3) Also based on the recommendation of the Snowy Scientific Committee and the multiGovernment Technical Working Group, the NSW Office of Water has already directed Snowy Hydro to next year make environmental releases from the Geehi River rather than the Upper Snowy River.

Mr Harris added “Snowy Hydro and the local community have had enough. We are no longer going to stand by while these people continually attempt to damage the good reputation of Snowy Hydro, our fine staff and all we do in the local community. To that end we are now fully exploring all legal avenues to stop this nonsense from the SRA and force them to make a full and open apology and acknowledge that they once again have misled the community. “ Mr Charlton concluded “Snowy Hydro is working with all of the relevant parties comprising the multiGovernment Technical Working Group to achieve the greatest environmental benefit from the Snowy River Increased Flows program. I look forward to meeting many of the local community at the viewing area in October when the largest release of water down the Snowy River is made from Lake Jindabyne for the benefit of the Snowy River”. Takeover claim has no credibility The Canberra Times last week reported Snow Hydro was set for a takeover by ‘energy giants’ according to a United States embassy report posted online by WikiLeaks. On Monday Snowy Hydro CEO and Managing Director Terry Charlton said “this so called leak from “Wikileaks” has no credibility. “There was no discussion regarding any supposed takeover of Snowy Hydro nor any reference to a privatisation of Snowy Hydro. “The report released by “Wikileaks” reflects the inaccurate view of a US Embassy representative who visited our Discovery Centre almost three years ago as part of a tour of Australia.

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Riders enter Thredbo in the 2010 Snowy Ride. The Snowy Ride and Steven Walter Foundation will be holding an information night in Jindabyne on Wednesday September 28 at the Banjo Paterson Inn and one in Cooma at the Car Club on Thursday September 29. Both information evenings begin at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are $30 per head with supper and refreshments included. The two evenings will consist of short, sharp presentations celebrating the past achievements of the Snowy Ride in the region. With guaranteed sponsorship from Honda Australia and Snowy Hydro for the next three years; this region has the opportunity to further benefit from being involved and supporting this event for a minimum of another four years. In

return for doing this, the region is helping raise much needed funds for the flagship event of the Steven Walter Foundation with a goal of 100 percent survival for all children with cancer. The night will leave you in no doubt that this event and the foundation deserve your support and will give Terry Charlton the opportunity to explain to the community the involvement of Snowy Hydro in the Steven Walter Foundation Research Programs and the Family Program. By supporting the Snowy Ride weekend you too are benefiting while supporting the Steven Walter Foundation and the fantastic work it is doing. To book your place, go to: http://www.

Lake, Light, Sculpture changes September sees the commencement of a new era for the Jindabyne Lake Light Festival. With assistance of “Destination Jindabyne” and the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce discussions have taken place to establish a new working party for this major event for 2012 and beyond. At a meeting earlier Peter Bird of Destination Jindabyne gave an overview of the 10 years of the event and its importance to non winter tourism for Jindabyne and the area. Mr. Bird also

called on the community to be involved as he explained event of this size and complexity can only succeed if it has community involvement. He also reminded anyone wishing to join that will have the backing of Destination Jindabyne,The Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce and South East Arts so they should not feel ”alone” in their endeavors. No matter what contribution they feel they can give there will be a job for them! Peter said.

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contributions made many years ago”. Cr McDonald said “a lot of people have contributed a lot – if you do this, you’ll be opening the floodgates.” Cr Jack Nott said he agreed with the mayor’s opinion that the fee could be waived legally under provision within the Act. Cr Jenny Lawlis disagreed: “I support Cr McDonald – we just don’t do this”. Cr Phillips advised “the family has recenty donated land for the fire shed – it is not their fault if the transfer of ownership has not yet been made” After a number of motions, followed by amendments, council eventually resolved to defer the item to allow staff to examine whether the Section 94 Contribution could be made through a formal donation of the land for the Rural Fire Service Shed. Crs Phillips and Nott, who had proposed an amendment to waive the fees, voted against this motion, which was carried by seven votes to two.



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Pictured from left is Cooma CWA branch ladies: treasurer - Doris Haylock, secretary – Helen Reeves, president – Barbara Scanes and publicity officer – Beaty Russell at the monster street stall last Wednesday. Locals were fortunate on Wednesday last week when they had the opportunity to buy and taste some of Cooma CWA ladies’ scrumptious cakes and scones. To celebrate CWA Awareness day, the ladies took to the street to sell some of their famous cooking, as well as sewn and knitted goods to help raise

money for educational grants for local school students and prostate cancer. Staff at The Monaro Post were once again treated to a plate of delicious CWA scones with jam and cream which were gone in the blink of an eye, thanks Mark. A total of $800-900 was raised on the day.

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some laughs dished up by comedian Rod Quantock or enjoy a course of groovy tunes from DJs D’Opus and Jemist or watch live performances by Dub Dub Goose and Drum Assault while sipping cocktails at the Butterfly Lounge. Take a culinary journey with fascinating food related presentations and demonstrations at Floriade’s exciting new From the Pantry Marquee or be inspired by the endless possibilities of floral design with exciting demonstrations, displays and workshops at the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee. Floriade nighTFeST TickeT priceS* Adults (17 years and over) $25 Child (5 to16 years) $10 Concessions (pensioners, seniors and student ID card holders) $10 Family (two adults and two children) $50 Children (4 years and under) Free * Price per night. Transaction fees apply. Some activities around the park will incur an additional fee. Floriade NightFest tickets are now on sale and can be booked online at or phone 13 28 49. Tickets are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. For interviews or more information please contact Kate Asmussen or Sarah McCarthy at Morris Walker Pty Limited on 02 6162 0021 or floriade@ or visit

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Brad is Jindabyne’s new Idol and famous crooner Tim Draxl accompanied by Brad Cox and Lachland Mott; and the final performance held the audience captive when Tim sang with the backing of Lillie Siegenthaler, Annaka Dystra, Katherine Blazey and Tom Phillpot. Prior to the announcement of the winners, the Jindabyne CWA presented Tim

with a $1,000 for the Scholarship fund. The money had been raised from a raffle run in conjunction with the performance of The Marriage of Figaro by Co-Opera. At last came the moment everyone was waiting for! Brad Cox was proclaimed the inaugural JINDY IDOL with Annaka Dykstra as Runner Up. The People’s Choice

was Zoe Castle. Encouragement Awards were presented to the other performers including the CWA riders! The Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship Committee would like to thank the Major Sponsor: Kosciuszko First National Real Estate; the South East Arts; the many sponsors and the donors of

the three raffle prizes. Aand Margaret Brennan, Assistant Stage Manager. A special thanks from the Committee to the many tireless volunteers, for without whom the inaugural Jindy Idol would not have been possible including Master of Ceremonies Peter Hastings, Stage Manager Sue Lewis and Margaret Brennan.

Lachland Mott, Brad Cox accompany Tim Draxl on mike

A cabaret setting with daffodils decorating tables, provided a relaxed atmosphere for the 23 performers to entertain 165 people in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall on Saturday night, September 17. The evening to decide the 2011 Jindy Idol was a fund raiser for the Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship. Eleven acts featuring the rising stars in the Snowy Mountains community, challenged the judges Tim Draxl, Hamish McDonald, Lesley Shaw and Gabby Waters, with difficult decision-making due to the variety of performances. At the conclusion of each performance, the judges provided constructive comments

to the competitors. Act One began with Mickey D singing “Walking in Memphis”. Eight year old Maddison Gay played her acoustic guitar for her song The Weight. Cassie Maye danced a solo. Belinda Crowther sang an emotional You’re Still the One. Catherine SansomGower entertained the audience with her guitar and vocal item. Zoe Castles played the keyboard for her rendition of Someone Like you. Prior intermission with a fantastic feast for all, a comedy item not competing for the Idol title, was the parody on The Man From Snowy River performed by members of the Jindabyne Country Women’s Association who galloped their

hobby horses onto the stage. The guitar and vocal item Brad Cox wowed the audience during Act 2; followed by Lillie Siegenthaler accompanying herself on keyboard and singing Losing Hope. Annaka Dykstra enchanted the audience with her acoustic guitar after which songster Daria Khorrami gave a lively performance of Falling Down written by her and her brother Cameron. The last competitor Nicolette Victor sang In His Eyes from the musical Jekyl & Hyde. The audience was then treated to special performances by one of the 2011 Tim Draxl Scholarship holders, guitarist Kayla Gay; Jindabyne’s versatile

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: The Mermaid Chair. (M, 06, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Samantha Who? (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Four Weddings. (Return, PG, CC) Beauty And The Geek Australia. (Return, PG, CC) Traditional roles are reversed as the very first male “beauty” and female “geek” take part in a competition which pairs a group of attractive, fun-loving women with intelligent, socially challenged men. How I Met Your Mother. (PG, R, CC) Barney and Marshall attempt to keep Ted from discovering he has lost his job. Parking Wars. (PG) Off The Map. (M, CC) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year. (PG, CC) Broadcasting from a makeshift set within a Brooklyn factory in New York, Hamish and Andy host a show of silly ideas and crazy antics. The NRL Footy Show. (M, CC) WIN News. (CC) The AFL Footy Show. (M, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) 20/20. (R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators. (PG, CC) Glee. (Return, PG, CC) Still smarting from their loss at Nationals, The New Directions choir returns to school and is given a project by Mr Schuester. Determined to make her mark, Sue decides to run for congress. Just For Laughs: Eric Stonestreet’s Modern Love. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Saving Grace. (M) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)




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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Dying Young. (M, 91, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Toybox. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Pay a visit to Canberra’s Floriade Flower Festival and Victoria’s Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Fast Ed cooks some meatball kebabs, while Karen prepares gnocchi. Tara takes a look at what is new in blinds, venetians and more. Football. AFL. Preliminary final. That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Anonymous Rex. (M, 04, R, CC) Sam Trammell, Daniel Baldwin, Tim Burd, Faye Dunaway. In a world where dinosaurs, in human form, live hidden among the population, two dino detectives investigate the suspicious suicide of one of their number. Shopping. (G)


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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. First preliminary final. Commentary from Ray Warren, Peter Sterling and Phil Gould. Rugby Union. World Cup. Australia v US. From Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. WIN News. (CC) Movie: Mindhunters. (AV15+, 04, R, CC) Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, Kathryn Morris. Movie: The Fortune. (M, 75, R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

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WorldWatch. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Movie: Music Box. (PG, 08, R) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: Visions Of Greece – Off The Beaten Track Pt 2. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Tropic Of Cancer: India. (G, R, CC) The Hotel. (PG, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Movie: Hallam Foe. (MA15+, 07, R, CC) 112 Emergency. (PG, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

CLASSIFICATIONS: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (G, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators. (PG, CC) Rush. (M, CC) The elite members of the police force’s Tactical Response team use their superior skills in counter-terrorism, advanced weaponry and hand-to-hand combat to deal with critical incidents in Melbourne. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

abc1 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Children’s Programs. What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) Conversations With Australian Artists. (G, R, CC) Ace Day Jobs. (G, R, CC) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) One Plus One. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (PG, R, CC) Finding The Fallen. (G, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Bill’s Tasty Weekends. (G, CC) News. (CC) 7.30 ACT. (CC) Collectors. (Final, G, CC) Scott & Bailey. (New series, M, CC) Manchester Detective Rachel Bailey joins forces with her colleague Janet Scott to investigate the murder of a pregnant Turkish teenager. The Jonathan Ross Show. (CC) Jonathan Ross chats with Peter Kay, Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry. Bored To Death. (New series, M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Beautiful People. (Final, M, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+)

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WorldWatch. French News. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R) Dateline. (R, CC) Everyone Loves A Wedding. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: Colonia Del Sacramento/Monte De Piedad, Mexico’s National Pawnshop. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Gourmet Farmer. (G, CC) My Family Feast. (G, R, CC) The Supersizers Go… Eighties. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) The Protectors. (M) Movie: City Of Men. (M, 07) Movie: Nathalie… . (MA15+, 03, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators: How To. (PG, CC) Movie: Then She Found Me. (07, CC) Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler. A schoolteacher undergoing a midlife crisis finds herself falling for the father of one of her students. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) Eureka. (M) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R) Insight. (R, CC) Living Black. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: Exam Fever. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Coast: Holyhead To Liverpool. (R, CC) As It Happened: The Polio Crusade. (G, CC) Chronicles efforts to cope with, and overcome, the polio epidemic which devastated the US in the summer of 1950. World News Australia. (CC) Hooker Harlot Whore. (M, R, CC) Part 2 of 2. Movie: Agnes And His Brothers. (AV15+, 04, R) Entourage. (M, R) Entourage. (MA15+, R) Entourage. (M, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.




Wednesday September 21, 2011















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Rage. (G) Rage. (PG) Bill’s Tasty Weekends. (G, R, CC) Collectors. (Final, G, R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) E2: Transport: Aviation – The Limited Sky. (Final, G, R, CC) Treks In A Wild World. (G, R, CC) Shamwari: A Wild Life. (G, R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Grand Final. From Concord Oval, NSW. Bowls. Australian Indoor Championships. From Tweed Heads Bowls Club, New South Wales. Planet Food. (G, R, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) Doctor Who. (CC) Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown. (CC) Monroe. (PG, CC) Monroe tries to convince a family man suffering from epileptic seizures to undergo a lifesaving procedure. Jeff Green Up West. (M, R, CC) Miniseries: Oliver Twist. (M, 07, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+) Rage. (PG)

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Handy Manny. (G, R) Stitch! (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Possum’s Club. (G) Legend Of Enyo. (C, R, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, R, CC) V8 Xtra. (G, CC) Dive Olly Dive! (C, CC) Sea Princesses. (C, CC) DaVincibles. (C, CC) Movie: Jurassic Park. (PG, 93, R, CC) What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Movie: The Lost World: Jurassic Park. (PG, 97, R, CC) Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard. Movie: Jurassic Park III. (M, 01, R, CC) Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan. Movie: The Village. (M, 04, R, CC) Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver. Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R) Dora The Explorer. (G, R) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G) The Looney Tunes Show. (G) Wakkaville. (C, CC) Dennis & Gnasher. (C, R, CC) Pixel Pinkie. (C, R, CC) G2G: Got To Go. (C, R, CC) Stormworld. (C, R, CC) Movie: Speedway. (G, 68, R, CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) News. (CC) Getaway. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Second preliminary final. Rugby Union. World Cup. New Zealand v France. Movie: Visitors. (AV15+, 03, R, CC) Movie: Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde. (M, 71, R) ’Til Death. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Newstyle Direct. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Skippy. (G, R)

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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 7.30 ACT. (R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Mountains Of The Monsoon. (R, CC) 3.00 The Pink Floyd Story. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 David Hockney. (G, R, CC) 4.50 To Be Advised. 5.00 Art Nation. (CC) 5.30 Dance Academy. (PG, R, CC) 6.00 Life: Reptiles And Amphibians. (G, R, CC) 6.50 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Grand Designs. (G, CC) 8.30 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. (New series, PG, CC) 10.20 Compass: Alexander McCall Smith – The No. 1 Ladies’ Man. (G, R, CC) 10.50 Daredevils. (M, R, CC) 11.40 Order In The House. (CC) 12.40 Grand Designs. (G, R, CC) 1.45 Movie: 21 Days. (b&w, PG, 40, R) 3.00 Murder Or Mutiny. (M, R, CC) 4.00 Rage. (G, R) 5.00 Art Nation. (R, CC) 5.30 At The Movies. (R, CC)

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6.00 Rugby League. ARL Schoolboy Cup. Final. Chifley College v Farrer Memorial Agricultural High. 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. (G, CC) 11.00 The NRL Sunday Footy Show. (G) 12.00 The Sunday Roast. (PG) Hosted by Andrew Voss, with Phil Gould, Terry Kennedy and Mark Geyer. 1.00 Wildfire. (PG) 3.00 Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 The Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 RBT. (PG, CC) 7.30 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.30 Underbelly: Razor. (M, CC) 9.30 Person Of Interest. (New series, AV15+, CC) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Flashpoint. (M, R, CC) 12.30 Rugby League. Super League. 2.30 What Would You Do? (M, R, CC) 3.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.00 GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) To Be Advised. Dive Olly Dive! (C, CC) Sea Princesses. (C, CC) DaVincibles. (C, CC) Movie: Problem Child. (PG, 90, R) Aftermath: Population Zero. (PG, R) New Zealand On A Plate. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Wild Boys. (PG, CC) With a major horse race in the offing, Jack decides to steal the favourite, disguise it as his own mount, and enter the event himself. Bones. (M, R, CC) After a charred body is found, the investigation reveals it’s an Egyptian mummy missing from a museum. The case takes a turn when the exhibit’s curator is found murdered. Castle. (M, R, CC) The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M, R, CC) Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes: Lewis. (M, R) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) How The Earth Was Made. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Monarch Of The Glen. (G, R, CC) Cheese Slices. (G, R, CC) Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team: Dungannon. (G, R, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (G, CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Brideshead Revisited. (G, R, CC) The Clinic. (PG, CC) Movie: Beat The Devil. (b&w, G, 53, R, CC) Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre. 3.00 Bowls. Australian Indoor Championships. Replay. From Tweed Heads Bowls Club, New South Wales. 4.00 Rage. (G, R) 5.00 Q&A. (R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Love Letters. (PG, 99, CC) Beyond Tomorrow. (G, R, CC) That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The Force: Behind The Line. (PG, CC) Body Of Proof. (M, CC) After a terminally ill, philanthropic young socialite dies, Megan suspects foul play. Her decision to investigate devastates the victim’s family, and the team find themselves with a frustrating lack of evidence due to the body being embalmed before the autopsy. Lacey suspects her parents are getting back together. Castle. (M, R, CC) Suits. (M, CC) Ocean Force. (PG) 2011 Brownlow Medal. (PG, CC) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, CC) Movie: Four Holidays. (M, 08, CC) Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn. An unhappily married couple are forced to endure a noisy festive season alongside their relatives. CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) Better With You. (PG, R, CC) Rugby League. Super League. Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) How The Earth Was Made. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) The Neanderthal Code. (R, CC) Meerkat Manor: Heavy The Crown. (G, R, CC) Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Lost Gardens. (G, R, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) Stealing Shakespeare. (G, CC) United States Of Tara. (M, CC) Jennifer Byrne Presents: Christos Tsiolkas. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (G, R, CC) Miniseries: Burn Up. (M, 08, R, CC) La Paloma. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Rage. (G, R) Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: The Making Of A Hollywood Madam. (M, 96, R) Beyond Tomorrow. (G, R, CC) That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Dinner Date. (PG, CC) Hung. (MA15+, CC) A container of hummus puts Ray in the unenviable position of choosing sides between Yael and a new client. Already upset at squandering her recent windfall, Tanya catches Ray in a cover-up and turns to Charlie for some stress relief. Lenore seethes after learning of Tanya’s duplicity. Parks And Recreation. (M) Perfect Couples. (PG) Holby Blue. (Final, M, R, CC) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Charlie’s Angels. (New series, PG, CC) Two And A Half Men. (M, CC) The Joy Of Sets. (PG, CC) Survivor: South Pacific. Series return. (PG, CC) Top Gear. (PG, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) 20/20. (CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Matlock Police. (M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Toasted TV. (G, CC) Paradise Café. (C, CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) The Elephant Princess. (C, CC) The Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) Totally Australia: The Compassionate Traveller. (PG, R) Movie: Anna And The King. (PG, 99, R) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. (R, CC) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. (G, R) Football. (CC) AFL. Preliminary final. Movie: Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. (AV15+, 06, R) Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis. An American novelist, living in London, is accused of murder and a psychiatrist is appointed to uncover the truth. Mental. (M) Jack and Veronica are less than pleased when a patients wife tries to insist her husband undergo a risky surgical procedure. Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) It Is Written. (PG) Hour Of Power. (G)

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Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Pearlie. (C, R, CC) Totally Australia: Delivering The Pandas. (G, R, CC) The Hot 30 Countdown. (G) The Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) The Biggest Loser. (PG, CC) Saving Babies. (PG, R, CC) Movie: I Could Never Be Your Woman. (PG, 07) Meet The Press. (CC) The Bolt Report. (CC) News. (CC) Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. (R, CC) Evening News. (CC) The Renovators. (PG, CC) Junior MasterChef. (Return, G, CC) NCIS. (M, CC) Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 14. Singapore Grand Prix. From Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore. Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Kenneth Copeland. (PG) James Robison. (PG) This Is Your Day With Benny Hinn. (PG)

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St Patrick’s Art Expo

Mrs Nott’s maths students, Caitlyn Galwey, Liyu Cos, Tyler Pielli, Damien Hayden and Hamish Martin-Smith are pictured alongside the winning class entry.

Far left: Michelle McGufficke and Julie Adams. Left: P&F President, Erika Statham, presenting Sophie Mayhew with her certificate for runner up in the stage 5 drawing category. Above left: Jacob Moon received 1st place in the Stage 5 drawing section. Above right: Alyson Hulley-Jeffries and Jen Solomon. Top Right: Erika Statham presenting Sarah Hill with a certificate for her winning entry.

School honours a favourite friend On Saturday July 2, the local community lost one of its finest. Graham Foster, or more affectionately known as “Moz”, had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time and in early July he passed away due to a heart attack. Moz was vastly renowned by the student population in town, notably from his work as a farm hand in the primary industries/agriculture sector and for driving the disabled bus where he would deliver the children with special needs to the various schools in the community. Over the past 20 years, past and present students and staff alike had grown quite fond of Moz. On Thursday September 1, students of Monaro High held a mufti day in memory of Moz. A total of $936.70 was raised which is the most money any fundraiser at the school has collated.

At an assembly on September 15, the students thanked Cooma’s Original Hotbake and Monaro Meats for donating bread and sausages respectively for the fundraiser. With the money raised, the students bought a garden chair for D-block and a flowering cherry tree that they planted in the agricultural plot, so that they can all remember Moz and all that he did for them. To further remember Moz, students have put aside money to display “Moz’s Bus” on the disabled vehicle which he drove every morning. The remainder of the money raised - $445 - was presented to Prostate Cancer Support Group representative, Chris Reeks, to go towards helping other people who suffer from this form of cancer. Moz was an identity among the students and staff and will be sadly missed by the many that knew and bonded with him. Pictured right after planting the “Moz” memorial tree in the agricultural plot, is Teagan Newton, Chris Bitar, Julie Crowe-Foster, Keith Russell – groundsman, Sarah Minton, Richard Moser – agriculture/ primary industries teacher, and Monique Neeves.

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Good attendance at Elders field day On Friday September 16 Elders had a great roll up of graziers across the Monaro to participate in a field day packed of relevant information as we head into spring. The crowd were spoken to by animal health reps from Coopers, George Hancock covered fly and lice control. Matt Dorney from Novartis carrying out demonstrations for different applicators of both backliners and drenches and Peter Readon from Pfizer covering vaccination programs. On the day, fencing products were displayed with David Page from Gallagher and Cam Richards from Waratah. The day finished with an inspection of the pasture trial site that was sown in April at Keith Bottom’s property. The site encompasses perennial species both new and old including phalaris, cocksfoot, fescue,

lucerne, sub-clover and prairie grass. The site also features a variety of fodder cropping options including forage brassica, ryegrasses, chicory and plantain. The site will act as a true trial site with dry matter cuts and measurements to be taken throughout the season and data collected and collated. This will provide a reference point for the performance and persistence of different species over this side of the hill that correlate to our production systems. The site to date demonstrates the importance of sowing on time, depth control, fallow maintenance and the importance of insect monitoring. The team at Elders hope to hold another day at the site in autumn of 2012 to see how things are progressing. All in all the day was deemed a great success.

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Building resilient family farms in a time of volatility and change Monaro Farming Systems recently hosted a follow-up day in Nimmitabel to a previous workshop in Bombala in February on the issue of making family farms more resilience and competitive in the face of an increasingly challenging global climate. Tweny-five producers engaged in a lively and interactive day which was co-presented by Rob Napier, Napier Agrifutures, a leading, international communications specialist and Geoff Prior, Lingford Consulting, a productivity specialist from Wodonga. The day revisited some of the opportunities and threats facing our industry and the events in the last six months which include; the unrest in the middle east, the liveexport cattle ban, the high aussie dollar and associated volatility, Australia’s two-speed economy, the big increases in electricity prices, the European debt crisis, the rise and falls in both the wool and cotton markets, the carbon farming initiative legislation and continuing dire predictions surrounding food security and climate change. As Rob Napier described to participants, all this global volatility re-enforces the fact that farmers cannot sit on their hands but must make changes now to their business in order to survive longterm, remain competitive and be on the front foot to take advantage of opportunities that arise. To name a few, Rob recommended looking for opportunities to grow your business, having clear goals with flexible strategies and thinking about energy use efficiencies, securing water quality and quantity

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What’s happening at The Lott? This Saturday, four years to the day since The Lott Foodstore moved to its present location from across Sharp Street, the question, “What’s happening at The Lott?” will finally be answered, when the expanded store is opened to the public. There has been much speculation since the renovations began at the start of July, regarding what on earth could be happening behind the closed doors. Suggestions from patrons have included a seafood bar and a function centre. “Some of the suggestions have been really imaginative,” says proprietor, Matthew Dowdney, “When those people come in to see what we’ve done, sure, they will find there is no full-size dance floor or karaoke stage; but we think people will be surprised by what they’ll find.” What people will discover this weekend will be two of a number of new elements to the business. The first is an expansion of the range of retail product. Since its inception The Lott has offered unique home- and giftware and gourmet foods. The new space will result in lots more exciting products on offer. “The concept behind the range of things to buy is ‘all things food’,” explains new retail manager, Caroline Fox, “From

planting, harvesting and preserving food, through cooking to serving and consuming food – all the wares celebrate good food.” The second element will be the offering of in-store workshops. Brief informative workshop sessions will be presented, free of charge, in a dedicated area of the store. “We aim to deliver workshops every weekend through Spring, Summer and Autumn. The workshops, again, will be about anything food. People will be able to learn about local produce straight from the producers’ mouths, or how to identify, grow and use various herbs, or even set the perfect dinner table.” Longer term, more interactive workshops will be offered, teaching people to appreciate, cook and serve different foods. Other plans are in place and will be realised before the end of the year, including the addition of a Liquor Licence and night-time dining, to name a few. For more information about the workshops, locals are invited to contact The Lott Foodstore, by calling 6452 1414, emailing or dropping in and joining the email list.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Cows sell to $1010 at Cooma sale

Agents hard at work at last week’s cattle sale. Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 90 fat or scale cattle plus a good store yarding for 400, comprising one and two year old steers, joined heifers and weaners. Fat cattle were in short supply but all sold up to 10-15 cents/kg better than last sale. The majority of the store cattle also met very competitive bidding with prices $20-$20 a head stronger than last sale. Quotations Heavy bulls sold for 142c/kg to 160c/kg; Medium to heavy cows 130c/k – 150c/kg; Medium to heavy steers sold from 175c/kg – 180c/kg; Bullocks to 178c/kg; Yearling heifer and steers 175c/k to 200c/kg Angus cows, mixed ages, with calves at foot $960; Joined Angus heifers (PTIC) 2yrs $1010; Hereford and P/Hfd heifers 2yrs NSM, $550 to $740; Angus and Angus X steer yearlings & calves $590 to $700; Heifer calves 8-12 months $470 to $530. The next Cooma monthly sale will be on October 13. Sales included: Bulls Challenge, LMK, 1, Hfd, 160c/kg, 1045kg, $1872; Mile Creek, E, 1 Hfd, 136c/kg, 670kg, $911.20. Cows TJ & MJ Pendergast, BC, 6 P.Hfd, 148c/kg, 690kg, $122.40; Mrs NG Wallace, MLP, 1 Hfd, 150c/kg, 645kg, $967.50; TJ & MJ Pendergast, BC, 2,Hf, 148c/kg, 557kg, $825.10; Mrs NG Wallace, MLP, 2 Hfd, 146c/kg, 545kg, $795.10; GR Suthern, Lmk, 1 XB, 138c/kg, 550kg, $759. Heavy steers and bullocks Challenge, Lmk, 1 Ang, 178c/kg, 650kg. $1157; R McDonald, BC, 1 Ang, 175c/kg, 640kg, $1120;

MJ & CA Caldwell, LMK, 3 Hfd, 176c/kg, 613kg, $1079.10; ER & EJ Hopkins, LMK, 4 Ang, 180c/kg, 556kg, $1001.20; Col Evans, BC, 2 Ang, 178c/kg, 498kg, $885.50. Yearlings steers and heifers MJ & CA Caldwell, LMK, 5 Hfd strs, 194c/kg, 399kg, $774.08; MJ & CA Caldwell, LMK, 5 Hfd strs, 200c/kg, 377kg, $754; M Stekovic, MLP, 3 Ang strs, 195c/kg, 385kg, $750.70 J Fernando & l Philllips, BC, 2 Hfd strs, 172c/kg, 395kg, $679.40; M Stekovic, MLP, 1 Ang str, 190c/kg, 360kg, $684; WR Schofield, Lmk, 5 B/B hfrs, 176c/kg, 417kg, $733.92; CW Roberson, MLP, 1 M/G hfr, 190c/kg, 315kg, $598.50. Store lines included: Cows and calves M & A Stockl, E, 19 Ang hfrs, PTIC 2yrs, $1010; MT & P Robinson, JM, 8 Ang cows (mixed ages) + claves, $960; DJ & C Russell, BC, 12 P/H hfrs, 2yrs, NSM, $760; SP Lang, Lmk, 9 Ang hfrs, 1yr (rising) $675; WR Schofield, Lmk, 12 B/B hfrs rising 1yr, $630; DJ & C Russell, BC, 13 Hfd hfrs, 2yrs NSM, $575; Col Evans, BC, 3 B/B hfrs 1 yr, $545. Steers DJ & C Russell, BC, 14, P/H strs, 2 yrs, $740; DJ & C Russell, BC, 9 Hfd , 2yrs, $735; GM Stubbs, MLP, 16, P/H, 1yr, $728; W & R Bpate, MLP, 12 P/H, 1yr, $720; SP Lang, LMK, 6 Ang strs, 2yrs, $690; Cassilles & Southgate, BC, 5 Ang strs 2yrs, $690; Middleview Part, MLP, 7 Ang strs, 1yr, $690; GR Suthern, LMK, 6 Lim x str clvs, $625; R Treble, BC, 3 Ang strs, 1yr, $682.

Wild dog trapping DVD A new self-help DVD that shows farmers how to use traps in wild dog control will be launched today by National Wild Dog Management Advisory Group Chair and AgForce President Brent Finlay at the AgForce conference in Brisbane. Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed the DVD initiative, which was produced by the Invasive Animals CRC with assistance from the Australian Government’s Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. “It is critical for Australia to better manage existing pest animals and to prevent new pest animals from becoming established,” Minister Ludwig said. “This instructional DVD helps us meet these objectives and provides landholders with the capacity to be proactive and effectively control wild dogs to reduce their impact on their livestock/agriculture”. The DVD Managing Vertebrate Pests -

introduction to using foot hold traps for the capture of wild dogs and foxes includes Stateby-State guides to regulations for the use of foot hold traps and provides a snapshot of proven tips and techniques from a variety of locations across Australia. It contains two hours of footage and was produced with the guidance of professional trappers to enable landholders to confidently undertake trapping as part of integrated wild dog control program. National Wild Dog Facilitator, Greg Mifsud said the DVD will be rolled out across the country at wild dog management field days and trapper training days. “Trapping is an integral part of any wild dog and fox management program and while some parts of Australia are well serviced by professional wild dog and vertebrate pest controllers many areas are not. This DVD will help landholders themselves to set foot hold traps in the most effective and legal manner.



Spring rabbit challenge Scientists have congratulated locals and urged them to keep up the good work in providing dead rabbits for research which aims to boost rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) as a control of the pest. NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) researcher, Tarnya Cox, said RHD or calicivirus is usually dormant in winter, becoming active in spring. “We had a great response earlier in the year with many samples received here at the Orange Agricultural Institute (OAI) and now we’re keen to get our hands on more rabbits from fresh RHD outbreaks,” Dr Cox said. “Community response in alerting us to rabbits with RHD has played an important role in our research and it’s great to see so many people willingly engaged in the process to control one of Australia’s most significant pests.” Dr Cox said some rabbits had developed immunity to particular RHD strains and samples of the virus from dead rabbits were helping to map how the virus has changed over time. “We are planning the release of new RHD strains to which rabbits are not immune and we need to ensure those strains are as different as possible from the current strains,” she

said. “The most important tissue we need is the liver - a small section is all that is required and we ask people to freeze it in a plastic bag or container and contact us to arrange collection. “Alternatively you can freeze the whole rabbit. Predators often take rabbit livers, but we can still get virus samples from the heart and kidney or bone marrow from hind legs.” RHD-infected rabbits look outwardly healthy, with no obvious cause of death and details of what to look for are available online, http:// w w w. f e r a l s c a n . o r g . au/rabbitscan <http:// rabbitscan> Rabbits which have died from myxomatosis are not required typically they will be severely emaciated and usually have abscesses around the eyes and on their head. The RHD Boost project is being run through the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre with funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative, Australian Wool Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia and Rabbit Free Australia. If you can supply rabbit livers or dead rabbits contact Dr Tarnya Cox at OAI, (02) 6391 3952 or tarnya. au

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Claire’s Carousel Welcome, readers to Claire’s Carousel, where I invite you to explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. If you would like to tell me of your special events or have community happenings coming up, please phone me on 64523137, mobile 0434352992 or email

ACROSS 1. Deputy collars lone criminal after brutal attack (8) 5. Patch up relations between clergyman and a politician (6) 9. One of the sports cars lose out (8) 10. Fish swallowing medicine man of the Arctic zone (6) 12. Scrub turning middle class miserable (5) 13. Note meant making amends (9) 14. Hogwash interferes with some bloodsuckers (12) 18. Get a shellacking in two languages ... (6,6) 21. ... but only half of the organ inside get a break in the sentence (9) 23. Peg out with gold plating, leaving ... (5) 24. ... mud to fall back over poorer kin, if they're legitimate! (6) 25. Team unaffected by being measured against the stars (8) 26. Abdicate a second into his time as king (6) 27. Airhead and fool support this type of indoctrination (8) DOWN

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1. Humour, drollery (6) 2. Provoke laughter (6) 3. China (9) 4. Language serving as a common medium of communication (6,6) 6. Open to view, public (5) 7. Charge on a loan (8) 8. Set of bells hung in a tower (8) 11. Cookie made of rolled oats and golden syrup (5,7) 15. Burning of human remains (9) 16. Practical, capable of being out into effect (8) 17. Rural (8) 19. Spittle (6) 20. Decapitate (6) 22. Subject, theme (5

1. Slingshot (8) 5. Astrological system (6) 9. Tubes of pasta (8) 10. Form pus (6) 12. Dig; investigate (5) 13. Abnormal, perverse (9) 14. City of the Golden Gate (3,9) 18. Parthenon sculptures, now in the British Museum (5,7) 21. Leader of a slave revolt in ancient Rome (9) 23. Proverb (5) 24. Airships (6) 25. Escapee (8) 26. Castrato (6) 27. Benchmark, yardstick (8)


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1. Feature of a set of talking books? (6) 2. Beyond understanding how lout keeled over twice, cold ... (6) 3. ... for example, and collapsed in a coma, if he has such high regard for himself (9) 4. Fruit develops a crust and spot (7,5) 6. Weep when top student goes up amongst eggheads ... (5) 7. ... abandoning a dunce outside - that is just part of the crowd (8) 8. Force open to admit law to pursue ... (8) 11. ... usury involved only me finishing ... (5,7) 15. ... evidence in trial, having the last word spoken on time (9) 16. Love differs remarkably with this partner (8) 17. Final part of the semester, when unis break up (8) 19. A problem appreciating music is a problem with the feet, right? (3,3) 20. Sacking friend and rub up the wrong way (6) 22. Caught breather and held on fast (5)

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ONE WORLD – MANY STORIES A very successful Art Display has been made possible by the combined efforts of the students, teachers and P.& F of St Pat’s school. The art display was very creative and much imagination had been used. There were many comments that the artists thought outside the square!! The overall display was painstakingly put together by the P & F and teachers. The grandparents afternoon tea of delicious scones and slices was served by very well mannered and polite students. The Auction and sales were held on Friday night and as well as raising money was an enjoyable evening. We are now looking forward to next year and admiring the budding artists once more. ROTARY MARKETS Last Sunday Markets in Centennial

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I decided to do some sorting out in a cupboard I haven’t even looked in for ages and it was a mistake. Okay it was a good thing basically because I really needed to go through the stuff in there but when has anyone just sorted out one thing and then left it at that? You see, that’s where the mistake was. Having gutted that cupboard I couldn’t stop there and before I could say “Lisa! What are you doing...?” I’d moved on to some drawers, a couple of boxes and a top shelf in the big walk-in cupboard in the laundry. See what I mean about the mistake now? When you take on a sorting job it will inevitably move on to a full blown sorting spree that has absolutely nothing to do with spring cleaning. So, why is this such a bad idea, I hear you asking. Well technically it’s not except for the fact that I only intended to sort out that one cupboard. I really could have put the others off for another day, month or even year but once I had psyched myself into “sorting” mode that was it and all the other things on my agenda were shoved onto the sidelines as the sorting frenzy latched

Park proved to be a very enjoyable day out, brilliant sunshine, many stalls, visitors enjoying coffee and cake sunning themselves in the sunshine listening to Cooma Town Band and I had the enjoyment of meeting up with a charming lady who was selling second hand clothing-- proceeds of which were to be sent to “Angels Heaven” an Orphanage in Nepal. This Orphanage houses 24 children aged from 3 to 14. It was founded in 1999 by Mister Amrit Bikram Shaki who is assisted by his wife and seven groups of people from different parts of Nepal as well as local volunteers. Angels Heaven also rescues children from desolated family situations. Should you wish to donate to this Orphanage please contact Loie Herbert on 64567O88. Loie has actually visited the Orphanage many times and has many interesting stories to tell INVITATION For all you performing artists , Dodds Hotel will be holding an open Microphone Evening on Thursday September 29 commencing 8pm. A very family, friendly atmosphere. So if you can sing, tell a joke, play an instrument this is your chance or even dance!! Enquiries 64522011.

on and then it wouldn’t let go. All right, I’ll admit that’s not such a bad thing either as it means I got all those sorting jobs well and truly sorted in one weekend but the not so good thing is all the other stuff I also needed to do is now sitting there in my face because it needs to be done ASAP now! On the other hand I found things I’d totally forgotten about and it was kind of exciting and now that I’ve rediscovered them I a) know exactly what I have, b) know exactly where they are and c) can put them to good use. So in many ways it was all good and I feel all organised and productive and positive about having done the job. Now I have to apply that positive mindset to those other things that are so conspicuous by the fact I didn’t get around to them. But hey, I’m psyching myself up again so it’s going to happen, possibly sometime this week. Or next...? I’m starting to think about other things though, like some boxes in the garage, a couple of bags under the bed and the stacks of stuff in the spare room and I can feel myself starting to twitch and in my mind’s eye I can “sorted stuff” and nothing else which is not necessarily a good thing right now. There’s a corner cupboard in the kitchen too...


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Weather looking up for bowlers The weekend weather was great for bowls however some bowlers seem to be taking a little longer than usual to get over the Winter blues. On Saturday there were four rinks in use and Stumpy Wallis returned to play for the day and skipped Ron Wainwright in a great game against John Vincent and his skip Daphne Buckley. The game went right down to the wire with the lead changing on quite a few occasions, this resulted in a good game of bowls and an 18 all scoreline. In another pairs game Olga Jebbink and Leonie Snell were too hot for Don Jarvis and Lorraine West and had a convincing win 35 to 14. Don and Lorraine tried all the way but to many multiple scores by the winners was too much to overcome. In a close game of triples Cheryl Meillon, Mario Frezza and Owen Russell managed to win 5 of the last 6 ends to snatch victory from Renate Winckel, Mick Meillon and Jack Sajina by 2 shots 17 – 15. Jim Fletcher, Richard Nichols and Dennis Steinfort after trailing by 2 shots on the 17th end managed to score 8 on the last 4 ends to defeat Wayne Fogarty, J Payne and Ron Gammon by 7 shots. Sunday bowls saw a small attendance to play but the conditions were great and those who turned up really enjoyed the fine weather and bowls friendly greens. Jack Sajina and John Schoon were too strong for Richard Nichols and Paul Schulz and won comfortably by 13 shots. Rod Hassall and Nelson Wallace (who has been in great form) defeated Lorraine West and Dennis Steinfort by a comfortable 12 shot margin. In a game of triples Jim Fletcher, Mario Frezza and Ron Gammon defeated Don Jarvis and the Italian brothers Guilio and Peter by 2 shots in what

was a good even game of bowls. Guilio’s team staged a remarkable comeback from the 14th end however they fell just short of their target. Wayne Lodge and Mel Storta travelled to Ulladulla on the weekend to play in the Zone 7 Champion of Champions pairs. In their first game they defeated a strong Huskinson team by 7 shots and then were against a hot team from Bodalla in the final. Playing on 17 second greens is not something that we are used to at this time of year and Wayne and Mel went down by 5 shots. Well done for getting that far. As a matter of interest to all local bowlers Jamie Reynolds from Tathra has won the Zone level singles for the second year running and will now go on to play at state level where last year he was the runner up. Jamie defeated Adaminaby’s Peter Schroeder in the first round and whilst we sympathise with Peter I am sure that all bowlers wish Jamie all the best. Now that the weather is getting better each week and the green is running at it’s best for a long time all bowlers are encouraged to get the bag out of the shed and come on over. Bowls are played on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons commencing at 1.00pm, names should be in by 12.00 noon. Visitors and new bowlers are welcome and now that the football is finished maybe you should consider bowls as your summer sport. Business House bowls will be commencing shortly and new teams and players are always invited to play in this fast growing event. Those interested should contact Nelson Wallace at Thrifty Link and he will no doubt accommodate you. See you at the Club and on the green shortly.

Good Sports Program launch Congratulations to Jindabyne Netball Association which met with a representative from the Good Sports program and underwent the accreditation for the Level One component of the Good Sports program. This is the first sporting club in Jindabyne to be accredited and the club hopes to reach level three in the next few years. The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation to develop safer and healthier Jindabyne Netball Association has wide age range amongst its membership. Pictured are five of the Junior members Emily Follick, Jessica Nightingale, communities. The Courtney Thompson with their coaches Isabel Simpson and Naomi program helps sporting Atkinson. clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems all the criteria from previous levels as they do so. such as binge and under-age drinking. Good The Level One which has been achieved by Sports is recognised in the community health the Jindabyne Netball Association includes a sector for its extensive research. The program is Liquor Licence, Bar Management including evidence-based and evaluation continues on an Responsible Service of Alcohol and a smoke free on-going basis. environment. The Level One accreditation is a The three level accreditation criteria consist great step forward, not only for the Jindabyne of a set of alcohol management standards for Netball Association but for the wider community in clubs that serve and consume alcohol. Clubs are building a positive and responsible culture around required to move through the levels in a prescribed Alcohol. amount of time (maximum five years), maintaining


Colts u15s unlucky in grand final The Service One Members Banking Cooma Colts 15s played the Crookwell Devils at Canberra Stadium on Sunday. Well into the first half, the Colts were leading but the Crookwell side eventually got over the top of the Colts to take out the game. The Cooma boys were deserved grand finalists having played brilliantly all year. Their day on the big stage at Canberra Stadium was a just reward for their efforts this season. The opportunity to get ready in the first grade dressing rooms, and run onto to the field is a memory that will stay with the boys for the rest of their lives. The game was tough right from the kickoff and soon Crookwell posted the first try out wide. Cooma hit back strongly through superstar Jack Williams who made an awesome charge upfield, one of many for the game. Thomas Cronan picked up a pass from Jack and was off, looking set to score, as champion winger Austin Willis-Reynolds loomed up in support and took an amazing pass to score. Ned McDonnell had by far his best game of the year, rampaging through the Crookwell defensive line at will. Ned was outstanding in defence also. Harry Sellers followed Ned’s lead and took the line on at every opportunity. Jack Williams decided enough was enough and a set play had Jack charging for the line where he scored under the posts which was converted by Luke Platts. This took the score line to 10-4 with Cooma in front. With Crookwell back on the charge Eric Conley and Ben Bruce stood up to be counted in defence with some strong tackling with Kurt Lomas also tough in the middle. Richard Bensley tackled himself to a standstill at times but just before halftime, Crookwell scored a couple of tries and they went into the halftime break in front by 10 points. In the second half, Jamie Clifford decided it was time to swing the game back Cooma’s way and was exceptional in both attack and

defence. Jamie’s running and stinging defence was a sight to see, well done Jamie for your tireless effort in the match. Cooma Captain Josh Hogan tried everything to break the Crookwell line and Luke Johnson played well around the ruck but Crookwell’s defence was up to the task, quickly running up on Cooma attacking plays putting pressure on our backline stars such as Dean Blyton and Josh McDonald who worked hard all game. Nic Rosten and Brandon Williams had great games putting their bodies on the line to stop many a raid from Crookwell. Nic’s performance in the first half was as tough as any. James Minards made some incisive runs and Peter Craze put in his usual strong game out wide. Crookwell played better as the game went on and Cooma spent most of their energy in defence after some very questionable penalties against Cooma which resulted in another Crookwell try. Thomas Cronan stepped up and scored again in the second half to give Cooma some hope but it wasn’t enough as the Crookwell side quickly mounted pressure back on Cooma to score again. As the clock ticked down to full time and the Colts down by 18 points, the Cooma boys didn’t give up trying until the very end and when the fulltime siren went off, the Cooma Colts were shattered. They had given it their all but were beaten by a better side on the day. The Cooma Colts U15’s finished 2011 runners-up and quickly vowed to go one better next season. The boys paid tribute at the end of the game to their super coach Mark “Camel” Harris and team manager Dianne Blyton along with the runners, first aiders and others who have supported the team all year. Well done to the Cooma Colts 15s on representing your town with such pride and playing with such sportsmanship and skill throughout the Grand Final and the entire season. Bring on 2012.

The Cooma Colts 15s held their heads high with their 2011 Runners Up Medal.



Wednesday September 21, 2011

Red Devils’ Presentation Night

Top Row (from left): Under 10s Best and Fairest - Bailey Rogers, Under 11s Best and Fairest - Zac Ingram and Dylan Von der Burg, Under 13s Best and Fairest - Daniel Swain, and Bede McCosker with Rookie of the year - Callum Sewell. Left: Red Devil’s President, Fred Nichols, is pictured with Club Person of the Year, Chris Allen. Right: Bede McCosker presenting Campbell Young with the Snowy Camping World award for Most Dedicated Second Grade player.

Right: Steven Boate received the Quod’s Plumbing trophy for Player’s Player in first grade, the Litchfield Family trophy for Best and Fairest in first grade and the Ex-Services Club Perpetual trophy for Most Outstanding Player. He is pictured with Cooma Ex-Services Club President, Doug O’Donnell, and Ryan Morgan.

Top right: Second grade coach, Nathan Boate, and Red Devil’s President, Fred Nichols, presented the Buckley’s Rural Services trophy for player’s player in second grade to Andy Barron, Aron Rogers and Adam Schubert (absent). Bottom right: Leighton Bates and Nathan Boate received the 100 games award. They are pictured with Fred Nichols and Aron Rogers. Left: Recipient of the Most Outstanding Player and Highest Try Scorer in first grade awards, Josh Fraser, is pictured with his parents, Mary-Ann and Patrick.



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Wednesday September 21, 2011


Cooma Stallions presentation 2011





4. 1. Zach Smith was awarded the Cooma Ex-Service Club Player of the Year trophy, presented by director Winston Phillips and Stallions President Craig Schofield.


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2. Andrew Boller was First grade best and Fairest for 2011. 3. Jade Lee was the Fillies best and fairest. 4. Jesse Jackson was Rookie of the Year and won the George Kaufline Trophy, presented by Sam Williams and Matt McIlwrick of Canberra Raiders. 5. Georgie Clarke was the most consistant defender for the Fillies.


6.Anna Steel won the Fillies coaches award. 7. Under 18s Players Player was Brian Cronan. 8. Jake Dietrich was awarded the Elmore Evans Hill award. 9. Graham “Chippy” Boller was awarded Life Membership.


10. David Somerville was the Reserve Grade Players Player for 2011.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Regulars take out the honours Cooma Golf Report by Garry Atkinson As the warmer weather fast approaches, golfers are getting the clubs out of the garage and gearing up for spring golf. With fields starting to swell it has been the regular golfers that have made the winners circle over the past week. Regular players like Tony Monday, Trevor Bailey, Tony Slater, Col Langdon and Greg Abraham have all hit form as the course greens up and the recently cored greens gradually get back to normal. So let’s recap the weekend of golf. On Saturday September 17, a single stroke event for the monthly medal saw great scores and strong fields. A grade winner was Trevor Bailey with a 69 nett from the consistent Dave Stewart also with 69 nett. B grade winner was Col Langdon with a fine 63 nett from Tom Geach firing a 67 nett. C grade was won by Greg Abraham with a 64 nett from David Abraham (66 nett). Ball comp winners went down to 69 nett. Nearest the pin on the ninth was David Goggin and on the 17th Tony Monday. The A grade longest drive on the 15th (with an absolute sizzler) went to long hitting leftie Ben Langdon. B grade was won by Tom Stewart and C grade was taken

out by Prawit Prakotasung. On Sunday of September 18 players competed in a single stableford with the Sunday regular Tony Monday winning the day with a fabulous 43 points on a countback from Brian Searle. Ball winners went down to Bruce Burton on 37 points. Nearest the pins went to Phil Patricks on the ninth and Brian Searle on the 17th. Wednesday’s results saw more great scores with visitor Tony Kiek (Coolamatong Country Club) finishing with 44 points from Tony Slater on 43, Chris Tucker on 42 and John Harris on 41. All four players receive a club gift voucher for their fine rounds. Ball winners went down to 38 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was taken out by Frank McKnight and on the 17th Paul Beaver was the closest. As the club moves to a fully online booking system members are encouraged to book online at The match committee thank all members who are currently using the new booking system for both entering scores and booking in advance. Finally congratulations to the course committee and Ben for the work being done around the course. Plenty of tees being rejuvenated and the greens cored for the year. Good golfing everyone and see you on the greens.

Annual Tonini Cup Bocce competition decided Each year in September one of the founding members of the Cooma Bocce Club, Beppi Tonini, hosts a very popular triples competition with competitors being drawn from a ‘hat’. This year the all day competition was held on Sunday September 11 with eight teams competing which is the maximum number that can play at any one time on the four courts. Around 40 people had lunch catered for by Pierina Revelant and her helpers, Luciana and Anita, who prepared a wonderful soup which was followed by barbecue steak and Italian sausages cooked by Tony Tagliapietra and served with delicious vegetables prepared by the ladies in the kitchen and ended with an ice cream dessert all washed down with some good vino. Charlie & Sue brought their visitors from Italy, Silvio and Daria, to the club for lunch and they

spent the afternoon reminiscing with a lot of the bocce players who remembered Silvio who spent some of the best years of his life in Cooma in the early 60’s whilst working in the Island Bend and Jindabyne tunnels as part of the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. After lunch the competition continued with some of the games being lost, or won, by a close margin. A count back of points was carried out to establish the place getters. The eventual winners were the team of Margherita Zasso, Sam Maggro and Vince dei Rocini. Second place went to the team of two, Mario Zorzit and Maura Ruzic. A big thankyou to Beppi for his generosity in sponsoring such an enjoyable day and for providing the lovely gifts he presented to the winners and runners-up.

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Sunday was such a great day for golf and the scores proved that. For the men, Tony Kick won the day with a great 64 nett, followed by Drew Buckby and Mal Weston with 67, Brian O’Halloran an Alan Weston both with 68. Nearest the pin on the sixth was Mal Weston and on the 17th was Alan Weston. On Wednesday Andrew McDonald burnt the course up with 47 Stableford points. Runners up were Werner Seigenthaler 41, Colin McCullough 40, Brian O’Halloran 38, Pom Wheldon 36 and Mark Roberts. Nearest the pin on the sixth was Colin and on the 17th was Mark Roberts. Six players travelled to Delegate for the Sandgreen Championships on Sunday.

No major prizes came home but minor handicap trophies were won by Ross Thompson in A Grade, Mick Bottom in B Grade and Mal Browne in C Grade. For the ladies, Alison Clifford won the day with a handy score of 71 nett ahead of Jan O’Halloran on 73, Mary Obermaier, Marcelle Burton and Betty Thompson. Nearest the pin went to Jan. Wednesday’s winner was Carolyn O’Byrne with 41 Stableford points ahead of Jan O’Halloran, Jenny O’Byrne, Marcelle Burton and Maureen Rupic. Nearest the pin went to Ros Weston. The 3Ball team of Jan O’Halloran, Carolyn Major and Vickie Roarty represented the Club at Moruya last week. There was no trophy but they scored a great plus 6.


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Shoot results On Sunday September 18, Cooma Field & Game held their monthly 100 target Clay Target Shoot at the range at Middlingbank. Shooters attended from Canberra and Bermagui as well as the locals.

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Overall High Gun A Grade 1st 2nd 3rd

John Sankey (Canberra) John Starr (Cooma) Nev Brady (Bermagui) Richard Seears (Cooma)

94/100 88/100 86/100 85/100

B Grade

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Trevor Heise (Cooma) Glenn Simmons (Cooma) Chris Robinson (Cooma)

81/100 77/100 77/100

C Grade

1st 2nd 3rd

Richard Warner (Cooma) Jake Hedger (Cooma) Craig Bottom (Cooma)

70/100 68/100 62/100


Wednesday September 21, 2011


Cooma Colts U14s game of the year The Monaro Panel Beaters Under 14s took on Valley Dragons at Canberra Stadium in the Zone 2 Grand Final last Sunday. Cooma had first use of the football and didn’t take long to get on the board with Josh Steinke putting Andrew Crimmins through a hole and beat a number of defenders in running 60m to score wide out. Aaron Pidcock converted for Cooma to lead 6-0. Both teams then took hit ups and were met with solid defence. Valley Dragons had the better field position and their winger looked certain to score, only to be man handled over the sideline by Josh Zammit. This seemed to lift the Cooma side and a number of tackles later they had made deep inroads into the Valley Dragons half. Aaron Pidcock put up a bomb which the Dragons let bounce only to see Josh Zammit regather and steamroll one defender to score in the corner. Cooma now led 10-0. Ben McDonald made good ground from the kick off to put Cooma on the attack again. Austin Riley was put through the line with a good pass and made good ground down the left side of the field. A smart kick by Aaron Pidcock saw the Dragons forced into a goal line drop out after being tackled in their own in goal. Cooma were dealt a cruel blow in the 16th minute with Josh Zammit having a try disallowed for a double movement which clearly wasn’t. Connor Rendoth was working hard in defence, bringing down the big Dragons forwards who were making ground on the edges of the ruck. It was not enough to stop them scoring their first try. With Lady Luck shining on them the conversion was successful, bouncing off the upright. Cooma was able to hit back straight away following a Dragons turnover in their own half with Craig Britton taking

and intercept to put the Colts on the attack. Aaron Pidcock took the line on and dived over to score. At half time the Colts led 16-6. Cooma’s minds were still in the dressing sheds at the beginning of the second half with Dragons scoring in the second minute to trail by 16-10. They snapped into action after Dragons knocked on from the kick off with Andrew Crimmins taking the ball down the blind side from a set scrum move to score. Lady Luck was still with the Dragons with the conversion bouncing off the crossbar for Cooma to lead 20-10. Both team appeared to be frustrated giving away penalties. Cooma found themselves on the attack, but a try scoring opportunity went begging with Cooma being forced into touch. Dragons then turned on the power and caught Cooma off guard, scoring three times in the next eight minutes to claim the lead 28-20 with six minutes still to play. Cooma though, were not done with yet. From the kick off the Dragons let the ball bounce and Ben McDonald used his soccer skills to toe the ball ahead only to be beaten to the ball by the Dragons fullback. In the next set, with Cooma attacking, Aaron Pidcock took on the defence and scored beside the posts. With the conversion the Colts only trailed by 28-26 with three minutes left. Cooma kicked off and Dragons knocked on. Could Cooma pull this one from the fire? From the scrum the boys attacked only to have the ball stripped and Dragons hold on while the siren sounded. The boys had played their hearts out

and whilst going down by the smallest of margins on the scoreboard, were winners in the eyes of the coaches, parents and supporters who cheered themselves hoarse in support of the boys. Daniel Hopkin did not stop talking all game, Jackson Reed, Pat Bond and Nick Gersak-Dwyer along with Jayden Walker hit the ball up hard all game. Jack Markham’s game was cruelly cut short with an ankle injury. Sean Bodycott-Pielli was again safe under the high ball. Jerod Blyton had his best game of the season at hooker and was continually involved. Thanks Jason and Rick for a great season, and thank you to all of the parents and supporters who turn up week after week supporting this great team. See you all next season.

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Pictured at the recent presentation are Jenny Swanson (Snowy Hydro SouthCare Regional Relationships Manager), Lynley Miners and John Needham.

Adaminaby Jocky Club recently donated $3000 to Snowy Hydro Southcare. Club president Lynley Miners is hoping to double the figure with a special collection during the November 19 race meeting. He said the club is a strong supporter of the rescue service, not just for the race meeting but for everyday life in the region. This year’s race day theme is

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Monaro Post 21st September 2011


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