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Labor holds Eden-Monaro The seat of Eden-Monaro has been retained by incumbent member Mike Kelly after last Saturday’s Federal election. Dr Kelly has retained the seat with 44.12 percent of the vote, or 32,532 votes, compared with Liberal candidate David Gazard’s poll of 42.10 percent or 31,042 votes. Next closest was Greens candidate Catherine Moore with 9.19 percent or 6779 votes. There were 5074 informal votes recorded with 81.69 percent of the electorate voting. On a two-party preferred result, Labor has recorded 2.03 percent swing. However, at the time of going to press, Australia looked like having a hung parliament, with Independents being courted by both Labor and Liberal Parties to form a minority government. Dr Kelly said he would like to thank the people of Eden-Monaro for placing their confidence in him following his re-election on Saturday night. “I have felt very privileged to be able to work together with our community over the past three years and I look forward to representing EdenMonaro over the next three years. “I would like to congratulate my opponents on a good, clean campaign that was focused on the issues at stake instead of personal attacks. “I am committed to delivering on the projects that I have committed to during the campaign and intend to build on my plan of making EdenMonaro a flagship for Renewable Energy which will create new jobs for the future of our kids in rewarding careers. “Regardless of the result at a national level I will continue to work with the people of Eden-Monaro to build on our shared vision and represent their views to the Australian Parliament”, he said. Liberal candidate David Gazard said he was disappointed not to be elected, but was pleased to have received 42 percent of the vote. He said he was also happy the Labor party had “spent so much money in fighting the seat because that has taken funds away from other seats which have struggled. “If I have been able to help other seats in that way, then I consider I have made a worthwile effort”, he said. Mr Gazard said if the nation does head back to another

election because a minority govenrment cannot be formed, or does not work, then he would not exclude standing for the seat again. He said he had thoroughly enjoyed his campaign, albeit short, and had come to know much more about the electorate in the process. Voting was carried out in 78 polling locations across the electorate. On the Monaro, votes went as follows for the two main parties: Adaminaby Kelly 106, Gazard 176; Berridale Kelly 212, Gazard 346; Bibbenluke Kelly 39, Gazard 54; Bombala Kelly 459, Gazard 459; Bredbo Kelly 126, Gazard 144; Cooma Kelly 686, Gazard 653; Cooma Hospital Kelly 114,

Gazard 108; Cooma North Kelly 530, Gazard 440; Cooma PPVC Kelly 777, Gazard 898; Cooma South Kelly 293, Gazard 327; Dalgety Kelly 44, Gazard 98; Delegate Kelly 88, Gazard 141; Jerangle Kelly 25, Gazard 42; Jinabyne Kelly 371, Gazard 426; Jindabyne PPVC Kelly 556, Gazard 576; Michelago Kelly 146, Gazard 191; Nimmitabel Kelly 111, Gazard 154; Numeralla Kelly 73, Gazard 61; Perisher Valley Kelly 32, Gazard 37; Perisher Valley PPVC Kelly 53, Gazard 48; Thredbo Kelly 41, Gazard 69; Thredbo PPVC Kelly 41, Gazard 46. Pictured, Tom and Lorraine Geach set to vote last Saturday.




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Nimmitabel Lions celebrate 40th anniversary One of the features of the night was a ‘reminisce’ by Lions Leon Weston and Peter Crowley and a ‘Poetry Shoot-out’ between Lions Henry Rose and Howard Charles. It was declared a draw. A very special ‘thank- you’ to our caterers, the Cooma Hotel (a meal to rave about) and our local Nimmitabel girls who took to waitressing like ‘ducks to water’. The bar was once again expertly arranged and manned by the Nimmitabel Country Club. A night of great fellowship and reminiscing turned the years back but also had us looking forward to future endeavours in our district. The Nimmitabel Lions Club was formed in May 1970 and was Chartered in August 1970 at a dinner and ball in the Nimmitabel Hall. This came about after a lot of work by Bob Warren the local policeman at the time and the Bemboka Lions Club who were the sponsoring club. The club chartered with 29 members and at one stage this rose to 40 but with the sawmill closing and other public utilities closing and people leaving town, the membership contracted and in 2010 there are 18 members Pictured, Leon Weston receives his award from incoming president Rick Hain.

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involved from the government, project managers, building contractors, council, architect, surveyor, engineers, draftsman, electrical contractors and all the people behind the scenes. Member for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly opened the hall, while about 50 parents and friends, guests and students watched on. The hall was part of the governments Building Education Revolution (BER) program in which $850,000 funding was received to help build the hall.

Top: Phil Horneman conducts the school band. Right: Dr Mike Kelly congraulates SMSC principal Michael Nightingale.

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Resorts want permanent cloud seeding The Australian Ski Areas Association (ASAA) has publicly supported the move of the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding Project from a scientific trial, to a permanent operation in time for the 2011 winter snow sports season. Buoyed by results from the independent scientific assessment of the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding Trial project, the ASAA has thrown its full support behind the move and, in collaboration with NSW resorts, Australia’s ski resort owners and operators are united in their backing. “Perisher applauds both Snowy Hydro and the NSW Government for conducting such a detailed trial and subsequent assessment of the cloud seeding project and now asks the NSW Government to approve cloud seeding as a permanent activity. This will lead to more snow and more jobs that has minimal, if any, impact on the environment”, CEO of Perisher Ski Resort, Peter Brulisauer said,. Chairman of Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Kevin Blyton, said “The trial now needs to be formalised as a permanent process, the results have clearly shown how important it is to the snow industry and to our resort.” Several comprehensive scientific briefings have been presented to resort management and the communities of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields by experts of the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding team. The independent scientific report establishes that seeded storms produced, on average, an additional 14 percent more snow over the trial period, that there was no evidence of any downwind effects on communities in lower elevation areas, and that after six years of detailed monitoring there were no significant environmental impacts. The ASAA, in conjunction with the NSW resorts, is communicating with Member for Monaro and Minister for Primary Industries, Rural Affairs and Emergency Services, Steve Whan, requesting the necessary changes be made to the Snowy Mountains Cloud Seeding Trial Act 2004as soon as possible. Making the move from an experimental trial, where more than 50 percent of winter storm fronts are not seeded, to a permanent operation where





every suitable winter storm can be seeded would maximise snowfalls in the Snowy Mountains, and would boost tourism and the economy in the local region. A study released in 2006 demonstrated the value of the alpine resorts to the local and NSW economies. Ashley Blondel, CEO of the ASAA, said “The economic significance study revealed that in season 2005 the NSW resorts contributed $812 million to State Gross Product, created 10,459 jobs year round, and generated 1.8 million visitor days in the ski season. About 57 percent of Snowy River Shire’s and about 25 percent of Cooma-Monaro Shire’s economic activity was directly related to the ski resorts. In Snowy River’s case, this equated to 3,264 year round jobs and $290 million injected into the local economy.” “There is a direct link between the amount of snow each year and the number of jobs and economic activity local communities and the NSW Government benefit from. Increasing snowfalls each year from cloud seeding has a significant and important benefit for large and small commercial businesses in the region that flow through to the NSW Government. That an independent assessment has demonstrated the success of the cloud seeding trial, and that there are no significant, if any, environmental impacts locally or downwind, demonstrates that there is now no reason for the trial to not become a permanent feature of winter in the Snowy Mountains” he said. General Manager, Thredbo, Kim Clifford, said “We believe it’s a win-win situation for us all, with data indicating a 14% increase in snowfall it is certainly something Thredbo whole heartedly supports. Increased snowfalls directly relate to increased visitation, which is a great result for the industry as a whole.” The ASAA, together with the resorts of Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Selwyn Snowfields, is asking the NSW Government to expedite the decision to formally authorise the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding Project to operate on a permanent basis, and that this is done in time for the winter 2011 season.



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Disparity in vote values Editor, The disparity of rural and urban political power is well demonstrated in Saturday’s poll results for EdenMonaro. The primary vote was won by the Liberal candidate in 49 of the 80 polling places. Most of these booths would be classed as rural. However, once the urban area of Queanbeyan comes into play the rural vote is nullified.

Maybe with three rural independents holding the balance of power, perhaps now rural Australia will start to be included, the needs of rural Australians adequately addressed and rural voices heard. Here’s hoping. Louise Littlewood Kambah ACT Former Cooma Resident

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Hanging Around The votes of the nation have definitely swung Both of the houses are totally hung. The hands of each party are firmly tied Begging the greens to be on their side. Where is the action, where the way forward? Both Liberal and Labor are totally floored. How does it help us to pick up our game When the governing body is rendered quite lame?

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On one hand we have Abbot claiming the prize On the other there’s Gillard claiming he lies. Bob Brown’s in the middle feeling quite smug From under which one he’ll be pulling the rug.


Meanwhile the nation is going nowhere While these two cry loudly it just isn’t fair. Queensland likes Tony, feeling Rudd was done wrong Tassie likes Julia and broadband on song.

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The Postman congratulates everyone who voted on Saturday ( and earlier) - now just look at the state we are in! There’s that old saying - one should never vote for politicians it just encourages them. But there are certain skills needed

to be a voter - one of which is a degree in map folding, just to lodge the senate ballot paper. Unbelievable. All those trees that died for that. It’s surprising the Greens haven’t a paperless policy for that one. According to some polling booths, voters were confused

because the House of Reps paper was green and some thought they may have been giving the Greens their vote when they didn’t intend to. Perhaps we should stick to beige ballot papers in future? There’s another thing The

Postman would like to know does the Australian Sex party have a platform, or are they more into futons, Bali day beds or simply innersprings? Just wondering.........

must refrain from an obvious quip, in order not to offend, but he could pass on someone else’s comment - that being that a lot of Parliaments probably should be hung.

With the prospect of a history in the making and a hung parliament likely, The Postman

And isn’t it time Queanbeyan had its own electorate or joined Canberra?


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Med students visit Cooma Rotary Club A group of students from ANU and the University of Canberra has been visiting the Monaro as part of the Rural Program. The six students in the photo are all graduate students of Science or Medical Science and now studying either Medicine at the ANU or Pharmacy at UC. Introducing themselves to the Cooma Rotary Club and Kenny Wong. on 18 August were, Adam Photo by Margaret Hassall Gaudry, Kent Huynk, Liz Paver, Briohny Gillespie, Sheila Rahman

Emergency services report Police A resident from Maybe Street in Bombala was greeted with malicious damage to their house when they arrived home from holidays. Sometime between July 26 and August 4, rocks were thrown through the windows of the house smashing the windows and leaving rocks inside. Police enquires are continuing.

were reported. A 29-year-old former employee of the Lake Jindabyne Hotel was caught forcing open a poker machine on Friday night and taking money from it. When staff went to get the manager he tried to put the money back into the machine. Ambulance

A 25-year-old male from the ACT suffered a fractured left ankle after At 4am on August 21 a 22-year- a toboggan accident at Selwyn old Cooma male was pulled over snowfields on Friday. He was taken in Sharp Street for a random to Cooma hospital for treatment. breath test. He was driving an A 20-year-old male from Pambula unregistered and uninsured vehicle and registered 0.195 in the breath was involved a single vehicle, high analysis. He then tried to flee speed roll over on Springfield Road from police by driving off. He was at Nimmitabel on Sunday morning. quickly captured and will face court He suffered hip and facial injuries and was taken to Cooma hospital at a later date. for treatment. Two 22-year-old females were A motorcycle rider was involved travelling about 20 kilometres west of Cooma on Kosciusko in a single vehicle accident on Road on Saturday when the driver Carlaminda Road at about 2pm was passing a cup of coffee to on Sunday. The 36-year-old from the passenger and lost control of Cooma suffered a fractured lower the vehicle. She tried to correct leg and ankle and was taken it but ended up in the ditch on to Cooma hospital and later the opposite side of the road and transferred to Canberra hospital for rolled the vehicle. Both were able specialist treatment to free themselves and no injuries


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Noah Learoyd of Snowy Mountains Christian School is currently on a roll. Having won the Junior Secondary section of the SMCS Public Speaking Contest in April, Noah applied to speak as part of the Royal Commonwealth Public Speaking Competition in Canberra. On August 10 at this competition, he addressed the topic: How can building good relations between youth ensure a secure future for all? Noah won the Junior School section of the competition against students from some of the most prestigious private schools in Canberra,

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Bush dance at Adaminaby School On Friday August 13, Monaro Small Schools (including Adaminaby PS, Michelago PS, Bredbo PS, Jerangle PS, Dalgety PS and Nimmitabel PS), were invited to attend a Bush Dance workshop hosted by Adaminaby Public School. The Billy Tea Bush Band ran the workshops throughout the day for Kindergarten through to

grade six. The students also had an opportunity to participate in a music workshop by Ms Judith Marriott from Cooma’s School of Music and an art activity by Ms Shannan Salvestro. Everyone throuroughly enjoyed the day, with smiles to be found around every corner.

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Wednesday August 25, 2010


St Mary’s celebrates sesquicentenary The Anglican church of St Mary the Virgin at Gegedzerick near Berridale, will celebrate its sesquicentenary (150th anniversary) on October 17. This little stone church, founded by Richard Brooks, was dedicated on October 28, 1860 and consecrated on April 30, 1867. The reverend at the time of its construction and instigation was the Rev Clifford Pryce, MA. Rector of Cooma from 1943 to 1856. The first Anglican rector for Berridale and the surrounds was JH Williams. He was curate from 1873 to 1876 and then rector from 1876 to 1877. Up until 1873, Berridale had a rector from Cooma. This little church is the second oldest church on the Monaro and possibly the longest serving church in the area, having regular services each month. While numbers have diminished over the years, possibly due to the fact Berridale has another, larger church in the town (with electricity which ensures heating and lighting). The cemetery which surrounds St Mary’s dates back to the days of the orginal wooden church.Today stands a little stone church, retained in its original form. The cemetary sadly holds

the familiy and friends of many within its folds, with many unuusal names on the headstones: the early settlers to the region and the later the Snowy workers during the post water years and the building of the greatest engineering feat of the last century. Many succumbed to the harsh environment while others remained in the area until their passing, including many of the original Snowy workers. The majestic outlook of the church and the cemetery as it overlooks the valley, watching the seasons come and go, is breathtakingly peaceful and extremely tranquil, when one stops to reflect on what life may mean or how it may have affected one. The last 30 years have seen a great drought in the area, which at the moment the Lord has blessed with rain and the country looks almost as if it has done in the past. To see grasses long and waving in the breeze, instead of dust billowing in eddies, makes the area seem so far from the real world of war, hard work, stress, trauma and strife. There is a gentleness, a stillness and a slowness of pace here, which fills one with a calmness, alleviating all the rush and hurry of life that the cities and our daily lives seem to have in abundance.

Residents are invited to join in the celebration of this Christian life in the bush and recognise the constant celebration of Christ at this little church on the hill. The clebrations will begin with a morning tea for early arrivals. The 1662 Morning Prayer Service will begin at 11am and the Bishop will arrive in the traditional form of horse and buggy. After the service there is planned to be a huge picnic to which everyone is invited, and will include a fundraising barbecue (to cover costs). There will be entertainment for all with a band and cemetery tour. A memorial booklet will also be available for sale on the day.

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Second annual careers expo in Cooma

The second annual careers expo was Ken Dane from Rotary held at the Cooma multi function centre officially opened the expo on Tuesday August 17. and welcomed everyone. The Expo was specifically aimed at local students from the high schools and TAFE, who were then able to explore options for employment and further GEGEDZERICK education from various stands. WILL CELEBRATE IT’S Stands were handing out written information, answering questions and had displays regarding their business all available for the SUNDAY 17TH OF OCTOBER 2010 students. The students were able to gain SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER information from people in regards 11.00AM (1162 VERSION) to different avenues they could take, WITH for example traineeships COOMA BAND AND SNOWY SINGERS and apprenticeships. Please join us for morning tea TAFE and several beginning at 10.00am universities were also BBQ available at a cost or bring a picnic represented at the expo after the service cemetary tour and were able to advise RSVP: BY SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2010 PHONE: REV’D CAROL 6456 7242 OR 0427 267 242 the students with any

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questions they had. After a successful day organiser Debbie Thomas said, “It was really well attended with a variety of stalls having displays that were very different from last year. “The students all seemed interested and engaged in conversation with the stall holders.” St Patrick’s Cooma, Monaro High, Snowy Mountains Grammar School and Jindabyne Central School all attended the expo.

Pictured top left: Blaxland Mawson and Rose offered advice on legal careers. Above, Boyce had advice on accountancy. Below: Campbell Page offered advice on general employment opportunities to Kristy Redden, Kelly Nash and Mindy Reading.

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Located in Bombala Street Cooma, Schoos Studio has been around the region for quite a while. For dad this fathers day why not by him a new camera? Or even a new camera bag, tripod or an album to put those precious photos into. There are many services available at Schoos, come down, have a look and talk to the friendly staff.

Fath er ’s Day is on its way! And at Cooma Power Equipment we have all your favourite garden equipment for that man in your life to get all those jobs done!!



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Leading Edge Electronics & Jaycar Electronics to Cooma

On the 1st of September 2010 an era closes and a new one opens with the iconic Dick Smith Electronics signage disappearing from 48 Vale St Cooma after 5 wonderful years (to the day!). This has been caused by the decision by Dick Smith Electronics to re-align its business profile and move towards bigger shops and different products.

However the old Dick Smith business is being immediately replaced by an exciting new store front bearing the Leading Edge Electronics and Jaycar Electronics names! So what will change? - Apart from the signs and the uniform there will be very few changes and what there is will be for the better. The new business will be under the same local ownership of the Sutcliffe family and all the current staff will also remain in place. Whilst the new business can still stock and sell all current Dick Smith Electronics products we also now have access to products from over 65 other major manufacturers suppliers and distributors. For our customers this will lead to a greater range and better prices all while dealing with our friendly, experienced and helpful staff.



Tough toys for Dad You name it we’ve got it, where the tough toys are concerned at Cooma Power Equipment, located in Commissioner Street, Cooma. From push mowers to ride ons, brush cutters, generators and pressure cleaners we have it all. If you want dad to do some work in the garden we have shovels and spades, rakes, leaf collectors and mulchers of all sizes. Maybe dad needs a bit of help cutting firewood; there is a large range of chainsaws available for him too. How’s the pump going on the water tank, need replacing? We can help here too. So if you want your dad to go from a ‘gunna’ to a ‘can do’ pop on into Cooma Power Equipment and get him what he needs.

For dad, from top to toe Mainstreet, situated in Sharp Street, Cooma has a new range of clothing just in time for father’s day. Whether you’re after a cap, hat or shoes it’s at Mainstreet. We have the latest releases in shirts from Jag and RM Williams and a great selection from Breakaway and Backboy. RM Williams is doing a deal; you can buy one polo shirt for $74.95 or two for $110, a great saving for these popular shirts. Also available for dad are Levis jeans, aftershave, watches,











wallets and sunglasses. There is also surfwear from Billabong and Henleys with new summer stock arriving daily. There is a great range of casual gear too. Don’t forget we are having our final winter clearance and there is up to 70 percent off selected stock. For the best range and great prices come to Mainstreet and have a look what you can get your dad on his special day.










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An active Dad – a happy Dad Everything you need for dad this father’s day in the sporting world is at Sportspower in Vale Street, Cooma. Dad doesn’t even have to be into sport, we have 25 percent off men’s Everlast shoes from August 25 until August 31, then from September 1 until September 4, there is 15 percent off all men’s apparel. We have gift cards, new adidas golf/dress shirts, caps, darts and accessories, pool and snooker items, power balance bands, golf



OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE ON SELECTED MEN’S CASUAL LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS · Men’s Gloweave shirts were $59.95 NOW $35.95 · Men’s Workboots were $63.50 NOW $38.00 · Men’s Vests were $66.00 NOW $20.00

bags and buggies plus all the latest Nike and Saucony shoes. You can even get your dad some new adidas boxing gloves. Whether you think dad would look ‘cool’ in a new pair of sunglasses or you could help him show his support for the NSW State of Origin team, especially as they are 25 percent off come on in to Sportspower in Vale Street, Cooma.

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Leading Edge Electronics Look for a change in Vale Street from Wednesday September 1, Dick Smith is turning into Leading Edge Electronics. They will also be stocking Jacar products. There will be the same friendly staff you know, same service just a bigger range. By changing


over to Leading Edge Electronics it enables us to stock a much larger range of products along with the Dick Smith products and Jacar. For you dad this fathers day come and have a look what we can offer you, still at the same location in Vale Street, Cooma.

Office Play - to suit the man and the legend For something quirky or something practical, Office Play in Massie Street has something dad will really like this year. Call in and check out the wide range of options available.

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Dalgety festival called off Dalgety Snowy River Celebration Committee Committee spokesperson Julie Pearson said has had to make the tough and regrettable “it is with sadness that we have to make this decision to cancel the celebration for 2010. decision. Time lines being so short have made it just too difficult to pull together by October”. The committee would like to thank DALGETY MEMORIAL HALL, 10.00 SAT 28TH AUGUST 2010 those who supported the concept of keeping an event in Dalgety which was focussed on community. It would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to those sponsors who So this year’s Snowy River Day there is a real cause for celebrations. Federal Minister for Water, Penny Wong announced more water for the Snowy River. What a difference an election can make. had pledged their Maybe we should have elections every year!! Only joking. support. Mrs Pearson People power made a difference and it still matters today. said “there was On the 28th August 2002 the Snowy River got its first drink of new water for the last 40 years. Congratulations to all of those who helped that happen and also for this new water. much support from The DDCA welcomes all to celebrate this achievement and hear what this additional water will do for the government agencies Snowy and where to from here. and community to 9.30/10.00 am: Morning Tea and Welcome DDCA/Snowy River Alliance(SRA) kick-start the original 10.30am: Speakers Looking back at the last decade for the Snowy, festival as a means of Snowy Scientific Committee what else is still on the agenda and promoting the Snowy What the flows will mean for the river needs to happen Southern River Catchment River, tourism heritage Management Authority 1.00: Closing and community, it is Progress on river projects and the future 1.30: BBQ Lunch unfortunate that we CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFO have not been able to NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA climb back”. Vickii Wallace Pres DDCA (02) 64566 725 Peter Crisp Treas SRA (03) 5154 8414 Liz McMahon Sec DDCA (02) 6452 5507 John Gallard Pres SRA (02) 64562 159


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Riposte Lisa Ashurst Finally! Someone has come to the conclusion that parents should not intervene when their kids start fighting because it’s actually good for them. Once upon a time parents knew this and would only step in if the biffo looked like getting out of hand, otherwise though, they just kept an ear out but basically allowed the kids to sort it out for themselves which they inevitably did. Kids actually learn a lot about life and how to deal with it from those childhood spats but having said that, there are times when you do need to jump in but you just need to recognise them that’s all. So when is it a good time? Most kids’ fights are verbal with a bit shoving etc thrown in for good measure but sometimes you do need to step between the warring parties before it gets too bloody. Like when you hear screams coming from the vicinity of the roof because one of them is dangling the other over the edge, muffled yelps and spluttering sounds from the bathroom or when one of them yells “Mu-um! He’s going to cut my head off with the scissors....!!!” Most parents recognise these signs however and act swiftly and accordingly. Name-calling is one you can probably stay out of though. Kids recover from being called

snot-head or pig-face a lot quicker than you would believe and they usually have a store of similar insults at the ready anyway and will happily fire back at will so, until it turns to really ripe profanity, just let ‘em get on with it. Then there’s insidious warfare. This can be a nasty one and you often don’t realise the conflict has even started with this type of assault and, unlike the other kind of kiddie fights where you just make yourself a nice hot cuppa and let them tussle it out for themselves, this type of fighting is best nipped in the bud as soon as you become aware of it because it will inevitable lead to the roof, the bathroom or the scissors if you don’t. The problem is spotting it in its early stages because the one on the receiving end doesn’t always speak up straight away and the one dishing it out can be downright sneaky until caught. Come down hard on this one because if allowed to go unchecked, you’re going to have a real problem on your hands. Meanwhile, back in the ring, your kids are at it hammer and tongs over who’s going to have the last cream biscuit, sit in the front on the way to the shops or have the last word full stop. Just eat the biscuit yourself and dump them all in the back seats. As a final word, it works very well.

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

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

INVITATION Cooma Combined Churches Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday September 4 at 7am. $7 (seven dollars) for a hot breakfast $4 (four dollars) for a light breakfast concessions for students and sons. Guest speaker is Dale Murray, a former police Inspector from Queensland, who has spent 20 years on the “beat” so he has much to relate. The Men’s Breakfast needs your support – MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY venue is the Salvation Army Hall, Mittagang Road. Two very popular Cooma residents have just and all are welcome. celebrated their birthdays. First was Robin Mould who celebrated with family and enjoyed her many BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY phone calls and greeting cards and second was Please mark in your diary Sunday August 29, Col Cottam who celebrated at Cooma Chinatown when Anglican Churches uniting with all other with 10 of his friends includng his wife Sue. Churches are holding “a Back to Church Sunday”. A happy time was had by all including Geoff This idea has originated as many of us have Bowland, Les Smith, Kerry Borger-Warr, Margaret forgotten to fit in Church with all our busy Echarri and others. activities. A delicious birthday cake and Chinese tea It is hoped by the Organisers that all Churches completed a very delicious Chinese meal. will be filled on this date and of course you will be Happy birthday to you both. made very welcome. HOUSE WARMING Friends gathered last Sunday to welcome Marliess Keppel to her newly bought home in Mawson Street - a big move from a property to suburban living. All friends agreed the home is lovely and were particularly impressed with all the leadlight and timber work. It is so designed it shows off Marlies’s German ornaments and furniture to perfection. Guests were treated to a delicious afternoon tea and coffee followed by delicious grape juice. All your friends wish you and your husband Wilfred every happiness in your new home.

BON VOYAGE Elaine Moore (nee Passfield) an enthusiastic, talented local artist will leave next weekend for Paris where she will join a tour of 19 artists. As well as touring Paris and surrounds they will attend art lessons. Elaine was farewelled at a luncheon last week with friends Elizabeth Watson, Marie Cameron, Margaret Otter, Teena Gray and others. Your friends wish you an interesting holiday Elaine and a safe return with lots of adventures to relate.

If you have a mother, father, sister, brother or best friend, there’s every chance your life will be touched by cancer. Daffodil Day in 2010 is on Friday August 27. It’s a day for all of us to give hope for a brighter, cancer-free future for ourselves, and for those we love. Daffodil Day merchandise is on sale throughout August, and you can donate to Daffodil Day at anytime. In Cooma, Daffodil Day volunteers will be at work from 9am till 3pm in Centennial Plaza, offering sales of fresh daffodils and merchandise

The ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group will also offer raffle tickets in a framed signed Brumbies Jumper, due to be drawn on September 1, subject to sales. There are still quite a few available buy a ticket for Dad for Fathers Day. The stall will also include Look Good Feel Better Cancer Workshop information and raffle tickets. The Cooma RSL Sub Branch will have available Sands of Gallipoli Merchandise for sale to support local veterans.


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) 2010 Miss Universe. (R, CC) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) World’s Strictest Parents Australia. (PG, CC) Such Is Life: The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins. (M, CC) The story of AFL footballer Ben Cousins. City Homicide. (M, CC) The team must stop a deranged father who takes the law into his own hands, launching a crusade to cleanse the streets of the random violence that caused his son’s death. The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M, CC) Most Shocking. (M, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Hot Property. (PG, CC) The Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, CC) RPA. (PG, CC) Embarrassing Bodies: Feet. (M) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, 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) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, 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) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Simpsons. (PG, CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Lie To Me. (M, CC) When Dr Foster’s boyfriend is kidnapped, Lightman must work with his mysterious former partner to locate him. Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Numb3rs. (M, R, CC) Plus One. (MA15+, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)





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Children’s Programs. For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) Our Animals. (G, R) Science Clips. (G, R, CC) Mexico. (G, R, CC) Elements. (G, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime. (PG, CC) Collectors. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Grand Designs Revisited. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Catalyst. (G, CC) Visions Of The Future: Intelligence Revolution. (G, CC) Part 1 of 3. The Music Instinct. (G, CC) Part 1 of 2. Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Latin Music USA. (G, CC) jtv Live. (PG, R, CC) Movie: The Man Who Could Work Miracles. (b&w, PG, 36, R, CC) Movie: Desperate. (b&w, PG, 47, R) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Alone With A Stranger. (M, 00, R, CC) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The Matty Johns Show. (PG, CC) Such Is Life: The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins. (M, CC) The story of AFL footballer Ben Cousins, his battle with drug addiction, and the impact it has had on his family and friends. How I Met Your Mother. (Final, PG, CC) Lily and Marshall make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever see Barney’s double. Ghost Whisperer. (PG, CC) American Dad! (M, R, CC) Heroes. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Getaway. (PG, CC) The Mentalist. (M, R, CC) A violent and shocking crime is committed within the offices of the CBI. The Footy Show. (M, CC) NRL. WIN News. (CC) The Footy Show. (M, CC) AFL. Entertainment Tonight. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Take On Technology. (G, R, CC) Behind The News Specials. (G, CC) Salinity. (G, R, CC) Me Voila! (G, R) A Table! (G, R) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Enough Rope. (G, R, CC) East Of Everything. (PG, R, CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Meerkat Manor. (G, CC) Can We Help? (G, CC) News. (CC) Stateline. (CC) Collectors. (G, CC) Waking The Dead. (M, CC) After a tip off, the team discovers mummified remains of a ’90s right-wing political activist in an air-conditioning duct at an East London carpark. Their investigation uncovers links between the crime and a local priest, a fire at an AIDS hospice and a neo-Nazi group. Lateline. (CC) The IT Crowd. (M, R, CC) The Gruen Transfer. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: The Hours. (M, 02, CC) Home Improvement. (G, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Insiders’ tips on avoiding the duds when buying plants. Joh visits an amazing home, buried under 10,000 tonnes of soil. 8.30 Ghost Whisperer. (PG, R, CC) Melinda faces the task of helping hundreds of passengers crossover after a tragic plane crash and is concerned that Andrea is being influenced by “Wide Brim”. A young man who seems to be obsessed with Melinda makes plans to fly from Seattle to see her. 9.30 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. Fremantle v Carlton. From Subiaco Oval, Perth. 1.00 Home Shopping. (G)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 25. South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 25. New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos. From Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. WIN News. (CC) Movie: Daredevil. (M, 03, R, CC) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell. Movie: Alfie Darling. (M, 75) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

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6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs. Second leg. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs. Second leg. Anderlecht v Partizan. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Anna Pihl. (M, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: Quinceañera. (M, 06) Emily Rios, Johnny Chavez, Jesse Garcia. 11.40 Movie: The Sea Wall. (M, 08, R) 1.40 WeatherWatch Overnight. 4.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs. Second leg. Ajax v Dynamo Kyiv. 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) Scope. (C, R, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, 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) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Bondi Vet. (PG, CC) Recruits. (PG, CC) Rush. (M, CC) Back on the Tactical Response team, Stella helps settle a violent ethnic dispute. Burn Notice. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) Thursday Night Live. The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs. Second leg. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Playoffs. Second leg. Tottenham Hotspur v Young Boys. 9.00 WorldWatch. 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 A Taste Of Iran. (Final, G, CC) 8.30 Heston’s Feasts. (M, CC) Heston Blumenthal prepares a fairytaleinspired meal featuring a Cinderella pumpkin, a stuffed boar’s head inspired by Snow White, and an edible Hansel and Gretel house for dessert. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 UEFA Champions League Hour. (CC) Features highlights from the UEFA Champions League. 11.00 Movie: Exiled. (M, 06) 12.55 Movie: Frozen Days. (M, 05) 2.35 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, 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) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Jamie Does… (New series, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) A marine colonel dies in an explosion at a golf course. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) Outrageous Fortune. (Final, M) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Insight. (R, CC) 2.30 Real Top Guns. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Rituals: Around The World In 80 Faiths. (PG, CC) 8.30 As It Happened: Living with the Enemy – Culprits And Victims. (PG, CC) Part 3 of 4. At the end of World War II, the Allies focused their efforts on re-educating the next generation of Germans. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hardcore Profits. (MA15+, CC) Part 2 of 2. 11.00 Movie: Torremolinos 73. (MA15+, 03, R) 12.35 Movie: Not For, Or Against (Quite The Contrary). (AV15+, 02, R) 2.35 WeatherWatch Overnight. 4.30 Soccer. UEFA Super Cup. Inter Milan v Atlético Madrid.

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Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Island Life: Barrow Island. (G, R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 20. Randwick v Eastwood. Bowls. Trans Tasman Test Series. Australia v New Zealand. Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook. (New series, G, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) New Tricks. (PG, R, CC) News Update. (CC) The Bill. (PG, CC) After a pregnant woman is injured during a carjacking, PC Taylor, traumatised by the discovery of a child’s body, takes it on himself to bring the culprit to justice. News Update. (CC) The Prisoner. (PG, CC) When he falls in love with an inmate, 6 realises it is the same girl he met on his final night of freedom. Ashes To Ashes. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, CC) Sea Princesses. (C, CC) V8 Xtra. (G, CC) Movie: Barbie In A Fashion Fairytale. (G, 10) To Be Advised. What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) Guide To The Good Life. (G) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Martin Clunes: Horsepower. (PG, CC) Movie: Monsters, Inc. (G, 01, R, CC) Movie: GoldenEye. (M, 95, R, CC) Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench. James Bond must track down a Mafia-linked black market in nuclear weapons operating within Russia before the weapons are used to destroy the free world. Infamous Assassinations: Mahatma Gandhi. (M, R) Rugby Union. Tri Nations. South Africa v Australia. From Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa. Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Alien Force. (G, R) Batman. (G, R) Dennis & Gnasher. (Final, C, CC) Stormworld. (C, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, CC) The Sleepover Club. (C, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) Lab Rats Challenge. (C, R, CC) Movie: A Fine Madness. (PG, 66, R, CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Fishing Australia. (G, CC) Postcards Australia. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) Movie: Secondhand Lions. (PG, 03, R, CC) Movie: Blood Diamond. (AV15+, 06, CC) Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Movie: Word Of Honor. (M, 03, R) Movie: Comanche Station. (M, 60, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Creflo A. Dollar. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)

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sbs one Toasted TV. (G) Sumo Mouse. (C, CC) Scope. (C, CC) K-9. (C, CC) Hit List TV. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Ax Men. (PG) Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. Hawthorn v Collingwood. From the MCG. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (G, CC) Deadliest Catch. (PG, CC) Football. (CC) AFL. Round 22. Brisbane Lions v Sydney. From the Gabba. Movie: The Pianist. (M, 02, CC) Adrien Brody, Daniel Caltagirone, Thomas Kretschmann. During World War II, a Jewish musician struggles to survive after the Nazis invade and occupy Poland. Infomercials. (PG, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) Leading The Way. (G) Hour Of Power. (G)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Super Cup. Inter Milan v Atlético Madrid. Continued. From Stade Louis II, Monaco. 7.00 WorldWatch. 11.00 Hindi News. 11.30 Arabic News. 12.00 Russian News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 Carmen. (G, R) 3.35 The Year Of Anish Kapoor. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 MythBusters: Birds In A Truck. (G, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Monster Moves: Risky Rescues. (G, CC) 8.30 Iron Chef. (G, CC) Japanese cooking show in which a renowned chef and his challenger have one hour to cook a banquet based on a single ingredient. 9.20 RocKwiz. (M, R, CC) Music quiz show, featuring country singer Gina Jeffreys and Doc Neeson, lead singer of The Angels. 10.10 Movie: Eagle Vs Shark. (M, 07, CC) 11.45 SOS. (M) 12.40 Shameless. (MA15+, R, CC) 1.40 Speaking In Tongues. (PG, R, CC) 2.10 WorldWatch.





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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 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 The Solomon Treasures. (G, R, CC) 3.30 Letters On The Bridge. (G, R, CC) 4.20 Motel Deception: Dance. (R, CC) 4.30 A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (G, CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Mother And Son. (G, R, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Life: Insects. (G, CC) 8.20 News Update. (CC) 8.30 Movie: Gracie! (G, 09, CC) 9.50 Compass: Sex, Kids And The Classroom Pt 2. (PG, CC) 10.20 The Pirates Of Penzance. (G, R, CC) 12.15 Movie: Return Of The Scarlet Pimpernel. (b&w, G, 37, R, CC) 1.35 Raw Comedy. (M, R, CC) 2.35 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 3.00 First Tuesday Book Club. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Something To Celebrate. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Rugby League. Arrive Alive Cup. Palm Beach Currumbin v Keebra Park. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. (G) 11.00 The Sunday Footy Show. (G) 12.00 Sunday Roast. (PG) 1.00 Movie: The Great St Trinians Train Robbery. (G, 66, R) 3.00 Rescue Special Ops. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 25. Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles. From Sydney Football Stadium. 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 RBT. (PG, CC) 7.00 Send In The Dogs. (PG, CC) 7.30 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M, CC) 9.30 Cold Case. (M, CC) 10.30 Cold Case. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Mind Games. (M, CC) 12.30 Rugby League. Challenge Cup. Final. Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves. 2.30 20/20. (CC) 3.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

6.00 Mass For You At Home. (G) 6.30 Hillsong. (G) 7.00 Animalia. (C, R, CC) 7.30 Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) 8.00 Meet The Press. (CC) 8.30 The Hit (G) 9.00 The Benchwarmers Oz Made. (G) 10.00 Hit List TV. (PG) 12.00 One Tree Hill. (PG) 1.00 Meerkat Manor. (G) 1.30 Road To Delhi. (G) 2.00 Drag Racing. ANDRA Pro Series. Winternationals. Top Fuel. From Willowbank, Queensland. 3.00 Netball. International. First Test. Australia v New Zealand. From Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Sports Tonight. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Modern Family. (PG, CC) 7.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG, CC) 7.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG, CC) 8.30 Offspring. (M, CC) 9.30 Married Single Other. (M, CC) 10.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 13. Belgian Grand Prix. 12.45 Road To Delhi. (G, R) 1.15 Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) 1.45 Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) 1.55 Motorcycle Racing. 125cc. Round 11. Indianapolis Grand Prix. 3.00 Motorcycle Racing. Moto2. Round 11. Indianapolis Grand Prix. 4.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Round 11. Indianapolis Grand Prix.

6.00 Cycling. Tour Of Spain. Stage 1. Sevilla to Sevilla. Time Trial. 8.00 Polish News. 8.30 Dutch News. 9.00 Portuguese News. 9.30 Urdu News. 10.00 Maltese News. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Highlights. 12.00 UEFA Champions League Magazine. 12.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Celtic Thunder: The Show. 3.20 Mr Moustache. (G, R) 3.30 Generation XXL. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Living Black. (CC) 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Thalassa: Fishermen Of Tyre. (G, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Lost Worlds: Egypt’s Animal Mummies. (G, CC) 8.30 Dateline. (CC) 9.30 Mad Men. (M, CC) 10.30 Inspector Rex. (M, R) 11.30 Decadence: Sex. (M, R, CC) 12.00 Cycling. Tour Of Spain. Stage 2. Alcalá de Guadaíra to Marbella. 2.00 WorldWatch.

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (PG) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) AFL Game Day. (PG) Movie: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. (PG, 69, R) Human Body: Pushing The Limits: Strength. (PG, R) Football. AFL. Round 22. Richmond v Port Adelaide. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Border Patrol. (PG, R, CC) New Zealand On A Plate. (G) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Dancing With The Stars. (Final, G, CC) Bones. (M, R, CC) Booth and Brennan head to Atlantic State University after a star basketballer is found murdered in the campus gymnasium. Castle. (M, R, CC) The death of an assistant district attorney thrusts Castle and Beckett into the world of ex-cons and escorts. But when Castle’s wish to help a call girl endangers the case, Beckett is faced with a tough decision. Heroes. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)





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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 2.30 Insight. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. (R) 5.00 The Crew. (G) 5.30 Living Black. (CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG, CC) 8.30 Man Vs Wild: Bear’s Ultimate Survival Guide Pt 1. (PG, CC) Adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls offers advice on how to survive in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Skins. (MA15+, CC) JJ falls in love with his co-worker Lara and asks her out. Complications arise when he discovers she’s a single mother with a very protective ex. 10.55 Entourage. (M) 11.30 The World Game. (R) 12.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 1.00 Movie: Gun-Shy. (MA15+, 03, R) 2.50 WorldWatch.

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Children’s Programs. For The Juniors. (G, R) Living With The Leeuwin. (G, R, CC) Neue Freunde. (G, R) Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (M, CC) Children’s Programs. Travel Oz. (G, CC) Talking Heads. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (G, CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) The War: Fubar. (M, R, CC) The Clinic. (M, CC) Movie: Madigan. (M, 68, R, CC) Bowls. Trans Tasman Series. Australia v New Zealand. Women’s Singles. Replay. The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Making Mr Right. (PG, 08) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (New series, PG, CC) Criminal Minds. (M, CC) Garcia travels to Alaska, for a crucial role with the BAU team, to investigate a series of murders in a small town. Covert Affairs. (M, CC) Annie is ordered to befriend a university student, in the hopes his sister, Julia, will provide the CIA with intelligence on a corrupt Venezuelan government official. Parking Wars. (PG) Air Crash Investigations: Fatal Distraction. (PG, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Hot In Cleveland. (PG, CC) Rescue Special Ops. (M, CC) The Secret Millionaire. (PG, CC) CSI: NY. (M, R, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) WIN News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG, R, CC) Homicide. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)





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Children’s Programs. Behind The News. (G, CC) Our History. (G, R, CC) Arrows Of Desire. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Architects Of Change. (G, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Big Chef Takes On Little Chef. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) Baroque: From St Peter’s To St Paul’s. (G, CC) Part 3 of 3. QI. (PG, CC) Artscape: Chasing Shadows. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (G, R, CC) Chaser’s War On Everything. (M, R, CC) The Navigators. (PG, R) The Art Of Fun. (G, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Good Game. (M, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Nora Roberts’ Blue Smoke. (M, 07, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) Larry The Lawnmower. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Packed To The Rafters. (PG, CC) Rachel rides the ups and downs of happiness, struggling to find it in the frenetic pace of life. Parenthood. (M, CC) Adam and Kristina employ questionable tactics to expose Haddie’s secret relationship. Jabbar has an accident while under Crosby’s watch. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. (M) Alan Sugar: The Apprentice. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) 20 To 01. (PG, CC) To Be Advised. How To Have Sex After Marriage. (MA15+, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) WIN Presents. (PG, R) Division 4. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)


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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (M, R, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Discover Downunder. (G, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) Cameron and Mitchell attend their first toddler play class. NCIS. (M, R, CC) When a navy doghandler is found dead, the team must determine whether or not his dog was responsible. News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Law & Order. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Never Say… Never! (M, 05, R) 2.45 Argentine Tango. (PG, R) 3.00 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Sacred Fishing In Entogo. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Insight. (CC) 8.30 One Born Every Minute. (CC) Follows two women who are about to give birth for the first time. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hot Docs: Shadow Billionaire. (CC) Unravels the life of reclusive DHL founder and billionaire Larry Hillblom. Even before Hillblom could be officially declared dead, following the disappearance of his seaplane, women throughout Asia came forward claiming to have had his children, setting the stage for a mammoth legal battle. 11.40 Movie: 53 Winter Days. (M, 06) 1.20 Car Bomb. (M, R, CC) 2.15 WorldWatch.


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• This Double brick & brick veneer home offers many necessary features such as, under floor heating, floor & • A great location and a great family home featuring 4 wall insulation, double glazed windows, electric heaters large bedrooms. and a reverse cycle air conditioner. Making this home comfortable and warm throughout the winter months, and cool in the summer months.

AUCTION SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 12PM On Site Lot 9 Razorback Plaza Gippsland St Jindabyne

• Down stairs offers generous a living area flowing onto a large modern kitchen and dining area with lots of room to move plus a bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs contains the other 3 large bedrooms bathroom and walk in robe to the main

bedroom. Wide hall ways and stair case provide space upstairs and lead onto a balcony that captures views back over the Cooma township. • Situated on a 784 sqm block of land, there is ample space at the front and back of the house, with double garage and electric doors plus fully fenced backyard.

NEW PRICE $330,000 OWNER SAY’S SELL IT Contact Bill Wilkinson Agencies on 6452 1027 for more information or to arrange an inspection.



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So Many Features within a couple of blocks to the town centre and hospital. The interior is in need of a fresh coat Reduced to $198,000 of paint, re carpeting as well as a This property offers so many kitchen renovation but still offers features but does still need some size and convenience. A spacious attention to the interior. There are home representing excellent value. many pluses to the home including For more information or 4 bedrooms, cladded exterior, aluminum windows, natural gas to arrange an inspection heating, rear lane access to the phone Boller & Co on block which is approx 1100m2 in 6452 4155 size and very convenient location

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Occupational health and safety standards sound say Master Builders Statement by Executive Director of the reality, in all probability, will be some individuals and organisations will have been the MBA-ACT, John Miller This week’s bridge deck collapse and the resultant injuries to workers was absolutely regrettable, but an anomaly belying the continued improvement in safety for Canberra’s building and construction industry, according to Master Builders ACT.

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• Neat as a pin family home in great location. • 3 spacious bedrooms all with b/ins. • 2 modern bathrooms & lge laundry. • 2 very large living areas & Modern kitchen • Landscaped gardens & Lawns with access to Nanny Goat Hill Reserve. • a very quiet location with great street appeal. • Fully ducted n/gas heating & R/C air. This is a truly great home. Not a cent is needed to spend on this home and will suit as a great investment or family home.

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Circa 1883 Colonial Monaro Homestead, overlooking Cooma Creek. • Substantial Homestead offering great history, Charm & spacious living. • 4 huge bedrooms 3 with fire places & recently painted. • Formal & Informal Living & Dining areas, original timber floors. • wide central hallway & ornate ceilings • Huge dbl block of 2542 sqm, fenced. • Quiet location overlooking parks. A charming Homestead still in need of some restoration. An opportunity to live in while finishing this great home.


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The business started in 1972 at its current premises and has been working For all your sand, gravel and concrete the region from Bredbo to Thredbo. needs, call Cooma Sand & Concrete on 6452 1660 Trading hours from 7am – Sand, gravel, soils, heavy haulage, bulk 4.00pm tipper work and ready mix concrete, Cooma Sand & Concrete are available for Pictured Left : One of the busy trucks at all jobs.


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Class Corner

Wednesday August 25, 2010

Small school success

Sporting success

During the year Ando Public School students in grades 3-6 participate in various academic competitions including the ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools ) competitions in Writing, Science and Computer. This year Ando students Josie Platts, Kalani Towers, Noah Coles and

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Liam Rankin, a grade 4 student at Ando PS continues to achieve great success in Athletics. Earlier in the year Liam won bronze medals in the NSW State Athletics Competition. This was followed by a resounding effort in the Snowy Mountains District PSSA Athletics Carnival where he won the Junior Boy Age Champion trophy. Liam will represent our school; and district at the South Coast Regional Athletics Carnival on Canberra Billy Hines were successful in receiving Credit Awards in Science; Kalani in September in several Towers received a Credit in Computer Skills; and Liam Rankin, Darcy events. We wish Liam Paul and Kalani Towers received Credit Awards in Writing. continuing success with We are very proud of our students ! his sporting ambitions.

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Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

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Bombala Woolstore Cnr Forbes & Badgery Street, Bombala NSW 2630 Fridays 9am - 5pm

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Hello (Carbon) Cockie! The search is on for the NSW Carbon Cockie of the Year. The Carbon Cockie competition, now in its fourth year, recognises and rewards NSW farmers making significant changes to store carbon and reduce CO2 emissions. Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Chair Pam Green said the call is out for carbon farmers in the Southern Rivers region to nominate for the award. “The competition assesses three land management principles to judge whether farm soil carbon levels are increasing,” Mrs Green said. “These are maximising groundcover and biomass production; increasing plant root depth with perennials or healthier crops; and reducing ploughing and compaction to a minimum when cropping or sowing pastures. Additional points will also be awarded to landholders who use renewable energy sources and other innovative ways of reducing

their greenhouse gas emissions or increasing the storage of carbon on their farms. “Landholders who can demonstrate these farming practices and have a farm plan should lodge a competition application. This is a great opportunity to be acknowledged and rewarded for positive farming practices,” Mrs Green said. The winner of the Southern Rivers CMA’s Carbon Cockie Competition will receive an award for recognition and best practice, and a trip to the Carbon Farming Expo and Conference 2010 to be held in Dubbo on October 27-28, where the NSW Carbon Cockie Champion will be announced. Nomination forms are available on the Southern Rivers CMA’s website Entries close September 30. For further information contact Peter Pigott, Southern Rivers CMA Nowra on (02) 4429 4449.

Drought figures improve July’s drenching rains helping improve conditions across the State, NSW Primary Industries Minister, Steve Whan said. The official August figures show that just 7.1percent of the State is in drought, down from 13.4percent last month – the best figures since August 2001. And 36.5percent of the State is declared marginal – down from 44.1percent last month, while 56.4percent of the State is satisfactory, up from 42.5percent.

“Sowing of the estimated 5.15 million hectare winter crop is completed, and experts expect that come harvest time we may see the best yields in the last 10 years,” Minister Whan said. “Today’s figures highlight the impact recent widespread rains have had on most areas of the State, and are hopefully a positive indication of things to come.”

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NSW Farmers’ Association has launched its 2010 Field Day Membership Special at Gunnedah’s Ag Quip. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong has issued a call to all farmers in NSW who are not members to join today and help strengthen the voice of agriculture in NSW, with nothing to pay until January 2011. “There are many challenges ahead for farmers that the Association is working on including the protection of property rights, Murray Darling Basin Plan, native vegetation to mining, and regardless of what we produce or where we live, we need strength in numbers to overcome these hurdles,” Mr Armstrong said. “As today’s launch demonstrates, one of the major priorities for our Association moving forward is Membership and we are asking all of

our current Members to help us in encouraging other farmers to join our Association. With a State Election looming, we will make sure all key decision makers understand what is happening in rural areas and respond accordingly. “With each new Member, our lobbying power grows, allowing us to build a stronger and brighter future for agriculture in NSW,” Mr Armstrong said. All Association Members who refer a new Member will receive an extra three months added to their Membership when they renew at no extra cost, meaning Members will receive 15 months of Membership for the cost of 12. “New Members who sign up during this period will not have to pay until January 2011, so if they join today, they will have four months free membership,” Mr Armstrong said. For more information phone 1300 794 000.



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Polo Flat Rd, Fax: 6452 1537 C ooma NSW 2630

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Wednesday August 25, 2010


Biodiversity and farming fair at Bredbo Organisation is now underway to stage a special “Biodiversity and Farming Fair� at Bredbo in October during which property owners throughout the region will have the opportunity to learn and gather considerable information on how to manage productive properties while still maintaining important biodiversity The fair is being organised by the Kosciuszko 2 Coast Partnership which brings together experienced land management organisations to restore and extended important vegetation communities between the Kosciuszko National Park and the coastal escarpment. The fair has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. K2C Facilitator, Lauren Van Dyke, said it’s the second major event the Partners have organised since 2008. “The first K2C Open day was such a huge success we knew we’d have to organise another and so this is it. “At this stage we have 30 different government and non-government organisations expecting to have information stalls at the fair which will offer

a huge variety of information that will help landholders in their efforts to maintain biodiversity while working a productive property. “For some it will be just about finding ways to enrich the landscape to see the benefits on their own properties. “There will be talks given on land management covering such topics as weeds, trees, grasses and birds as well as an amazing animal nutrition presentation. “Bus tours to “Scottsdale� reserve owned and managed by Bush Heritage Australia, will highlight some of the on ground activities that can be done on working properties and conservation farms. “The key presenter of the day will be Sam Archer, livestock producer and biodiversity farmer. “Sam was awarded an Australian Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2008 and travelled throughout the Americas, Europe and India researching private sector funded environmental stewardship schemes broadly based around carbon, water and biodiversity. “Sam runs a mixed farming system

with his wife, Sabrina, based on livestock, cereal production and native pastures at Gundagai. Their farm has been a research site for the CSIRO’s Sustainable Ecosystems programme and the ANU’s Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. In 2002 it was selected as a pilot site for the Australian Government’s national environmental stewardship programme. “Sam is Chair of the Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, representing 140 landcare groups in the Murrumbidgee catchment, a member of the Australian Farm Institute’s Research Advisory Committee, the BioBanking Ministerial Reference Group, a Board Director of the NSW Farmers Association, Chair of the Association’s Business, Economics and Trade Committee and one of six MLA Environmental Advocates chosen to promote the sustainable practices livestock producers are undertaking to effectively manage the environment.Sam will be explaining his involvement farming.� Ms Van

Dyke said.The Biodiversity and Farming fair is being held in Bredbo on Sunday, October 10 between 9am and 4pm. For more information about K2C and a program for the Fair please go to www.k2c.


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Friday 3rd September 1pm start


NFF annual review handbook available The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Annual Review 2009-10 provides an in-depth rundown on the peak farm body’s key activities, policy agenda and lobbying and advocacy priorities over the past 12 months. It includes feature articles on key initiatives, as well as reports by NFF President David Crombie, NFF CEO Ben Fargher and reports by each of the NFF’s senior management team, covering the portfolio areas of: Economics and Trade - with Charlie McElhone; Natural Resource Management - with Deb Kerr; Public Affairs - with Brett Heffernan; Rural Affairs - with Sam Nelson; and Workplace Relations - with Denita Wawn. The Annual Review 2009-10, along with the annual Yearbook featuring reports from NFF member organisations,

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is available from this website. Hardcopies will be available at the NFF National Congress in September, after which hardcopies will be available from NFF while stocks last. Call (02) 6273 3855. or check the website at As the national voice of Australian farmers, the NFF lobbies and advocates agreed positions on behalf of its membership. This makes the NFF’s strong internal communications network with members vital. It enables all members to cohesively move forward on issues, policies, research and other activities in a concerted effort that harnesses the collective muscle of the farm sector, and strengthens our effectiveness in advancing modern farming’s needs



Mike Kelly Federal Member for Eden-Monaro As your Federal Member I am committed to making sure you receive strong representation in Parliament. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any problems you may have with Federal Government agencies

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Notification is hereby given for the exhibition of the draft Policy for native revegetation involving minor clearing of native vegetation in the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) area. The draft Policy was developed to facilitate streamlined approval of minor clearing of native vegetation associated with certain management techniques under the Property Vegetation Plan process. The Policy sets out the circumstances in which minor clearing is likely to result in improved condition of native vegetation and prevent the long term degradation of native vegetation on the land. The Policy will be available during business hours, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday) from 26 August to 23 September 2010 at Southern Rivers CMA offices at Wollongong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Bega, Cooma and Braidwood. A copy of the Policy is available on the Southern Rivers CMA website: Closing date for written submissions is 5pm on Thursday, 23 September 2010. Written comments can be forwarded to: Michael Fiedler Southern Rivers CMA PO Box 309, NOWRA NSW 2541


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Wednesday August 25, 2010

CWA Awareness Day – 8 September Platypus welfare a concern for anglers

laughter and talent at the Intergroup Cultural Day on August 30 at the Ex Services Club in Cooma; an information day on the do’s and don’ts of Cooking and Handicraft presented for judging on Wednesday, October 13 at Bredbo Hall; and the Monaro Group Annual Conference with State Vice President Mrs Robyn Wright as Guest Speaker on October 21 in the Berridale Community Hall.



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gradually cuts into the animal’s body, eventually creating deep and potentially life-threatening injuries. While degradable fishing line is a welcome development, it’s unlikely to break down fast enough to prevent problems arising for platypus and other wildlife. The only really safe approach is for anglers to never leave discarded line on the banks or in the water. Anglers can also contribute to platypus conservation by promptly reporting the illegal use of “opera house� traps set to capture yabbies and freshwater crayfish. Enclosed yabby traps are officially banned from use in public running waters in the ACT and New South Wales east of the Newell Highway in a bid to avoid drowning platypus, turtles, native water-rats and water birds. Nonetheless, many animals continue to die in these traps each year, including two dead platypus found in a single opera house trap set in the Murrumbidgee River near Tharwa last year. Up to five drowned platypus have been recovered from a single yabby trap set overnight in New South Wales. To help monitor how platypus are faring in the ACT and surrounding districts, anglers and non-anglers are both strongly encouraged to contribute platypus sightings to the Capital Region Platypus Census being held this month. To report where and when you’ve seen the animals – either recently or in the past – please complete the form found in this week’s The Monaro Post (page 16) or contact ACT Waterwatch directly at For further information contact: ACT Waterwatch Tanya Rucosky Noakes

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Watching a platypus glide quietly into view is a great bonus for many anglers. Fishermen (and women) have an important role to play in platypus conservation. It is by no means uncommon for a platypus to become snagged accidentally on a fishing hook. This occurs both in the case of baited hooks and artificial lures, with the hook most often lodging in the bill. Unlike a duck’s bill, a platypus’s bill is fleshy and sensitive, used both to navigate underwater and to find and capture prey (aquatic insects, worms and yabbies). In human terms, it would be like getting a hook caught in a combined thumb, lip and eyeball! If a platypus starts feeding nearby while you’re angling, the best strategy is to move a short distance upstream or downstream to avoid any risk of snagging the animal - or stop fishing for a few minutes until the platypus moves away from you. If you do hook a platypus, it is essential to reel the animal in and get the hook out. Take great care to avoid the poisonous spurs found in adult males. The spurs are located on the inner ankle of the hind legs and resemble the canine teeth of a small to medium-sized dog in terms of their length (around 15 mm) and shape (slightly curved). Although platypus venom is not life-threatening, it can cause severe pain and swelling. Unless you know for certain that a platypus is not equipped with spurs, never place your hands under the animal or use your legs or arms to support it from below. To lift a platypus, grip it firmly around the end half of the tail (but not the tail base, which a male can reach with his spurs. Anglers can also help to conserve platypus by ensuring that broken or tangled lengths of fishing line are always retrieved and taken home. A closed loop of line that finds its way around a platypus

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On Wednesday, September 8 and throughout the month, members of the Country Women’s Association of NSW, will be out and about in their communities, creating awareness of their organisation which is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Australia. CWA members work for the welfare of all women and their families – country and city – through representation to all levels of government, fundraising events and teaching of life skills. The CWA is affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World, which works to raising the standards of living for rural women and families through education, training and community development programmes in addition to providing practical support for its members and help them set up income generation schemes whilst giving rural women a voice at international level through its links with United Nation agencies. If you are thinking of participating in community life a little bit more, then this might be the way to make an effective contribution as well as making friends. On the Monaro there are branches in Adaminaby, Belconnen, Berridale, Bredbo, Canberra, Cooma, Dalgety-Numbla Vale, Gungahlin, Jerangle-Peak View, Jindabyne and Nimmitabel, and new members are always very welcome to join in the activities. Coming Monaro Group regional events include

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Lady Tigers too quick for Foxes Round 17 of State League 2 Women’s League saw the Lady Tigers travel to Kaleen Enclosed to take on Belwest Foxes, in what was always going to be a tough game. The Tigers showed the Cooma spirit right from the kick off as they dominated possession. The chances were coming from both sides, and with crosses from the always reliable Beth McMahon and the speedy Alicia Connell it was only a matter of time before the Tigers scored the first goal of the match. A brilliant cross from Alicia found the boot of Beth who volleyed the ball past the keeper firmly in to the back of the net. Chances kept on coming, and a cross from Beth beat the Belwest keeper and the last defenders to find Kailey Tonini perfectly placed in the box who, with no hesitation, calmly controlled the ball and scored the second goal for Cooma. Cooma’s defence was unstoppable with Grace Daley, Deanne Baines, Rebecca Pascall, Emma Gerrand, Lara McAuley and Courtney Freeman

all playing their positions exceptionally well. An unlucky penalty was awarded to Belwest, which put them on the scoreboard when they slotted it past keeper Claire D’Amico who only just missed getting a hand to the ball. Cooma went into the second half with high spirits, however, still knowing that the game was far from finished. Midfielders Tina Cafferelli, Annie Crofts and Rebecca Thompson had brilliant games distributing the ball up the centre and to the wings. A brilliant through ball from Annie allowed striker Libby Goggin to take it all the way, crossing it past the keeper’s reach into the bottom left side of the net. The Lady Tigers should be very pleased with their performance on Sunday as each player was an asset to the team; the win giving them a pass to play in the semi finals on September 5. ‘Tiger’ of the day was awarded to Rebecca Pascall for the continuous efforts in defence. Well done girls and goodluck in the semi finals.

Beavers into finals On Sunday the division three Beavers drove up to UC, sun shining and Karlee and Candice a little under the weather from the night before, but Beavers started the game in blistering pace with Karlee scoring in the first 30 seconds. Within the next 10 minutes, not to be out done, the little rig (Nichols) scored a pearler off a pass form Mrs X. Soon after complacency got to the Beavers, UC had come back evening the score at two all. Beavers goalkeeper Judy put her body on the line with a fantastic save wrapping up the ball. Unfortunately Judy was kneed in the head and took no further part in the game. Super sub Kailey

filled in for her. The Beavers would like to thank both girls Kailey and Emma for stepping up to play for us. The half time score still 2 all, the Beavers wanted this win to make the finals. Karlee scored her second goal with a pacing corner kick from Hayley. Karlee’s goal came from a header even with her eyes closed, Score now 3 – 2. A fast running pace was the name of this game with all players contributing to a great game. Final Score Beavers 5 - UC 3 Goal scorers Karlee 3 and Lynsey 2; Players’ Player with 3 points was Karlee.

Cooma Tigers need to win next one The Tiger’s weekend started with the PL U16 losing 3-1 to the young Tuggeranong Utd in a game that the Tigers could have turned around if the ball hadn’t refused to go inside the goal-net at least a half-dozen times. They played well, probably too well for only 11 players without subs and one of them played with the flu. Also, at least three of their players played a game earlier amongst other codes before the game. The PL U18 drew their game 1-1 and it was a powerfully charged game. The Tigers goal was a brilliant display of tenacity, and maybe it was the same tenacity that conceded a penalty to the opposing team. The draw has made very difficult for this Tigers team to become the minor league champions, though they can still challenge for the major league trophy if they win their last game. A good performance saw the Pathways beat their opposition 2-1 with goals from Alamos and Zac Schoon. The Premiers were less fortunate,

and lost to a team that was not entirely better than them on the day. The black and gold machine was slightly askew on the afternoon. The mistakes that they made we had not seen for a long time. Opportunities were created from the opening, and Tuggeranong were pushed by the Tigers into their own half for most of the game. The greens recovered possession of the ball and on occasion threatened Bangweni’s goal. The brilliant performance of the Tigers’ goalkeeper saw a clean sheet maintained for the first half. In the second half Cooma was almost as dangerous as the first. They looked like they could punish the visitors on several occasions but instead it was the boys in green who were the ones to take the lead. Although Cooma looked good for the draw they eventually ran out of time. This loss restricts the Tigers to one category next week: and that is to win. This is essential if they are to maintain their place in the top four and dispute for the major league trophy.

Tigers div five into finals A fine 30 yard strike by Andrew Bobinskas was enough to secure third place on the ladder as the Cooma Tigers ran home 2-0 winners against an aggressive Narrabundah side in their division five match on Saturday. In a scrappy match played in windy conditions, Cooma showed the fight and spirit that has seen them now gain 22 from a possible 24 points in their last 8 matches. Starting slowly, Cooma struggled with the conditions and it was only the combination between Cameron Wall and Andrew Bobinskas that looked likely to break the deadlock. Paul Lawson in the heart of middle was at his best, throwing his weight around and winning every 50/50 challenge. When Mark Chenery combined with Bobinskas to release Cameron Wall up front with a fine 60 yard ball, the striker ran into the box and was brought down. Lawson stepped and coolly slotted home the opener. With half time beckoning, Kabir Lawal and Brendan Wall made some lung busting runs down the flanks to keep some momentum in Cooma’s favour. The tigers started slowly in the second stanza and could have seen the scores levelled if not for some

fine work by Chenery in goal. Some solid defence by the Cooma backline proved to be the backbone of the side that had previously looked somewhat shaky. It was then that Bobinskas took his chance to double Cooma’s advantage with a thunderous strike from downtown. Standing in a different postcode, Bobinskas controlled the ball, had a touch and set it up, before unleashing into the roof of the net. Narrabundah soon ran out of steam and both Cameron and Brendan Wall ran riot up front. On the right hand side Drew Whiting was having the game of his season with a stellar defensive display. His strong tackling and early distribution made it impossible for Bundah for to get any momentum. With the final whistle came jubilation for Cooma as they sealed 3rd place and a spot in the finals. It was a fantastic result for the season as the boys scored more points than any other side in the final 2 months. Cooma’s best were Cameron Wall, Mark Chenery and player of the match Drew Whiting. The Tigers play at the University of Canberra on Saturday in their Quarter Final.

The Monaro Post 33 Sport NRL footy competition ROUND 25


Bulldogs v Panthers Knights v Dragons Rabbits v Eels Raiders v Cowboys Roosters v Eagles Sharks v Titans Warriors v Broncos Tigers v Storm

Broncos v Raiders Cowboys v Roosters Dragons v Rabbits Eels v Warriors Panthers v Sharks Eagles v Bulldogs Storm v Knights Titans v Tigers

Panthers Knights Rabbits Raiders Manly Points: 166 Titans 6452 2011 Warriors Tigers



Bulldogs Knights Rabbits Raiders Manly Points: 154 Titans Warriors 6452 2622 Tigers


Panthers Knights Eels Raiders Roosters Points: 172 Titans 6452 1500 Warriors SOUTH - EAST Tigers TILE & BATHROOM CENTRE



Bulldogs Knights Rabbits Raiders Roosters Points: 174 Titans Warriors 6452 2003 Storm



Panthers Dragons Eels Raiders Points: 162 Manly 6452 3302 Titans Warriors ALPINE CAR DETAILING/ Tigers




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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Colts Under 12s and Under 13s valiant in defeat Under 12’s The Colts Under 12’s travelled to Canberra to play the minor semi-finals against the Valley Dragons on Sunday. Things could not have started better for the Colts. After kicking off the boys got back possession straight away and after a few tackles Tyler Fanning scored to put the boys ahead 4 points to nil. The Dragons responded not long after with a converted try to lead by two points. With the boys handling going astray the Dragons capitalised and scored two more unconverted tries to lead 14 points to 4 at the break. The Dragons were first to score in the second half to put them in front 18 to 4. Then the Colts clicked into gear and scored the next two tries through Hughie Allen and Mitch Rolfe which were converted by Harry Nichols and Hughie Allen. Trailing by two, the Colts were storming home but unfortunately the Dragons scored just before the siren to take the game 22 points to 16. The boys can be very proud of themselves. All in all it has been a very successful season considering most of the boys didn’t play last year and a few had their debut season. Many thanks to “Schoie” and “Spec” and the Under 11’s boys who helped out many times this year, particularly Will Shingles and Carson Barrett. Also a big thank you to all the parents and the supporters. Finally a big thank you to Di Blyton for filling in as FAO and to our award donors, Percy’s newsagency and McDonalds, last but certainly not least the Colts Committee for making it all possible. Herbie Nichols.

Queanbeyan had beaten the Colts in their two matches this season. Cooma kicked off and regained possession and were on their game early on controlling possession and putting great pressure on the Roos defence forcing two goal line dropouts in the first five minutes. Cooma gave away a number of penalties later in the first half and Queanbeyan took full advantage scoring straight afterwards. Cooma made a number of breaks also with Josh Zammit, Daniel Anderson and Jeremy Mackay leading the way but were unable to score. Half Time score - Queanbeyan 10 Cooma 0. Queanbeyan controlled the play early in the second half, posting two tries to lead 22-0. They were on the attack again when Daniel Anderson scooped up a grubber kick on his own 20m line and

raced 80m to score. Aaron Pidcock converted to take the score to 22-6. Queanbeyan hit back with another try but the Cooma boys did not drop their heads and kept up their enthusiasm. They were rewarded with a penalty deep in Queanbeyans half and Andrew Crimmins was able to cap off a strong game with a try under the posts. The final score was Cooma 12 Queanbeyan Roos 28. Thank you to all the boys for your efforts throughout the year, to the parents for your support at all of the games and for Richard and Rohan for coaching. We will all catch up at the Presentation Day at Coffeys Hotel on Saturday September, 18 see you there.

Pictured below, Cooma Colts under 13 team.

Under 13’s Cooma Under 13 Colts took on Queanbeyan Kangaroos last Sunday in the Minor Semi Final at Northbourne Oval.

The Monaro Post AFL 2010 Tipping Competition ROUND 22 Adelaide vs. St Kilda Hawthorn vs. Collingwood Geelong vs. West Coast Fremantle vs. Carlton Western Bulldogs vs. Essendon Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Richmond vs. Port Adelaide Melbourne vs. North Melbourne

Ian Cat’s Supporter Points: 214 Round 22 St Kilda Collingwood Geelong Fremantle Bulldogs Sydney Richmond Nth Melb

Vicki Schoo’s Studio Points: 206 Round 22

Damien Points: 194

Round 22

Daniel Dodds Hotel Points: 214 Round 22

Jacko Cat’s Supporter Points: 202 Round 22

St Kilda Collingwood Geelong Fremantle Bulldogs Sydney Pt Adelaide Nth Melb

Adelaide Hawthorn Geelong Fremantle Essendon Sydney Richmond Melbourne

St Kilda Collingwood Geelong Fremantle Bulldogs Sydney Pt Adelaide Nth Melb

St Kilda Collingwood Geelong Fremantle Bulldogs Sydney Pt Adelaide Nth Melb

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Mayor acknowledges SERAS athletes The Mayor of Snowy River Shire Council, John Cahill, held a reception on Monday August 16 to acknowledge the achievements of local athletes who have been scholarship holders with the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) during 2010. SERAS Executive Director, Garry Lane, provided a brief update on the academy and outlined its plan to lodge a joint expression of interest with the University of Canberra to host the 2012-2014 Academy Games. SERAS intern student, Joe Northey, then introduced this year’s scholarship holders to the Mayor who presented them with a certificate to commemorate their year on scholarship with the

CORC at Carlaminda There was plenty of motocross action at CORC’s Carlaminda track last Sunday. Photos by Tony Sergo.

SERAS. Mayor Cahill responded by acknowledging the athletes and their families as well as expressing Council’s continued support for the academy. Scholarship holders from the Snowy River Shire region in 2010 include: Snowsports –Campbell Baster, Thomas Ashton, Madison Davis, and Hamish Roberts; Country Energy Program – Tim Beaver (Mountain Biking) and Lauren Tomasi (Equestrian); and Rising Star Program – Sam Tomasi (Mountain Biking). Pictured, Phil Green (Regional General Manager – Country Energy); Lauren Tomasi; Madison Davis; Campbell Baster; Hamish Roberts; and Mayor John Cahill.

Club sponsors rugby rep team

A total of four young rugby union players were this year selected to represent the ACT Brumbies in various divisions. Zeb Learoyd was selected to play in the school boys side, Jack Williams was selected into the under 14’s side and Liam Allen and Luke Rixon were selected into the under 12’s side. All boys have achieved a very high level of rugby

and done themselves and Cooma Rugby Union community proud. The Cooma Ex-Services Club was proud to help the boys cover some of the costs and presented them with a cheque for $200. Pictured are, from left, Liam Allen, Brendan Williams representing Cooma Ex-services Club, Brian Coyte Cooma Red Devils Junior president, Jack Williams and Luke Rixon.











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Wednesday August 25, 2010

U14s draw with Marist

Under 10’s 25-10 win

While most of Australia went to bed on Saturday night wondering who would form the next government of the Country, the members of the Cooma Rural under 14 Red Devils were sweating on a much more important question: would they make the semi finals? The Devils came into their last competition match on Saturday at Rotary knowing they needed a win against second placed Wests to ensure them a place in the semi finals. It was a big ask but the Cooma boys stepped up to the challenge and produced one of their best performances of the season. As usual the Cooma forwards played with plenty of heart and met the skills and cunning of the Wests pack with plenty of guts and enthusiasm. Prop Gregor Wallace came up with Cooma’s first try early in the first half and lock Jack Rudd broke off the back of a powerful Cooma scrum in the second half to scamper over the line for another

Under 16’s brilliant win

Joe Rossiter on his way to the tryline. The mighty Highcountry Hyundai Under 10 Red Devils faced a more challenging opponent this week in Wests. The boys have had it easy the past few weeks but Wests put up a good fight and made the boys work for their win with several held up tries. In their last game before the finals the boys were lucky to have a home game and the support of a home crowd and win 25-10. Great attacking play by Deuchar Allen helped him over the line. Matt Swain, again made many good

five pointer. All of the Cooma forwards put in a sterling effort, with Keegan White, Charlie Miners and Sam Eljuga coming to the fore as usual. However Wests responded to each try with one of their own and both teams engaged in a titanic struggle to break the deadlock. The Cooma backs spun it out wider than usual, giving winger Christian Von der Burg the opportunity to inject himself into the game. The tackling of centres Jack Williams and Ben Freebody was instrumental in snuffing out any Wests backline moves while the safe hands of Kevin Frazer and Luke Johnson at the back stopped Wests from taking advantage of some penetrating kicks. In the end however, neither team could break the deadlock. The resulting 10 all draw means Cooma will have to rely on percentages to reach the semis and the boys face an anxious wait as the faceless men of the ACT JRU do their sums.

strong runs forward through the pack. Paddy Evans made some great breaks and put on a burst of speed to down the paddock several times. Peter Tangye was everywhere, and played a great game of rugby this week. This week’s points went to; 3:– Peter Tangye, 2:- Matt Swain, 1:Bailey Rogers and Sam Larritt. This Saturday the boys take on Burgman at Nichols. The bus will be leaving from Centennial park at 7.30am sharp.

The under 16’s Bush Devils travelled to Marist on Saturday for the last regular game of the season and came away with a brilliant win 197 with the forwards dominating up front the backs where very exciting out wide. The man of the match points went to Matthew Crowley 3 Tom Filpot 2 Mickey 1 Pictured some of the under 16s action

Red Devils finish season against Hall First Grade Cooma travelled to Hall on Saturday to take on Hall in the final game for Season 2010. Although the Red Devils were not in finals contention, they were keen to end their season on a winning note. Over the years, Cooma has had some great battles with the Bushrangers and so were ready for another installment. The first half however was all Hall. Cooma may have been thinking of the Social Sunday that was to follow as

Hall went about their first half demolition. Where Hall adapted to the greasy conditions well, Cooma simply didn’t do the basics right. At the halftime whistle, Hall lead 29 points to nil. Although coach Rolfe had plenty to say at the break, it was the players who got dirty on themselves for such a poor performance and was definitely not the way to finish off the season. The second half saw a different attitude by the Red Devils which was very much welcomed by the Cooma contingent of spectators who had travelled. Cooma started to hold on to possession and put some pressure on the Bushrangers’ defence. The halftime water also reminded Cooma of the need to make tackles with a huge improvement on the first half. The much improved performance finally told on the Bushrangers defence with centre cum prop Damien Hopkins crashing over for a try. From the kickoff, Cooma went straight back on the attack with the forwards securing good clean ball for the backs who were running the big Hall pack from side to side of the field. Cooma’s second try came from one of these good backline raids with Ryan Zinger Morgan crossing out wide. Now with a firm belief that they were in the game and every player contributing, Cooma soon had Hall back in their own half and looking for its third try. Raid after raid was set with Hall desperately defending their own line. Finally, an enterprising backline movement saw frontrower Sam Caldwell show a clean pair of heels to the cover defence to score. The conversion by Ryan Morgan had Cooma in touch at 29-19. A couple of errors gave Hall some possession late in the game which they turned into points right on fulltime to record a 34-19 victory. The Cooma boys were to be commended for their second half fightback as they proved to themselves that they are capable of a high standard of Rugby when the attitude is right. Points on the day went to Leyton Bates with 3, captain Jimmy Nicholls with 2 and 1 point each to fullback Sam Bacigalupo and the very consistent Matt Gibbs. Players player went to Batesy.

The final match of the season also marked the stepping down of coach Steve Rolfe who will now reintroduce himself to his wife and family. Rolfey has been a fantastic supporter of Cooma Rugby club both as a player and coach with both senior and junior sides. This year’s effort was the 13th team that Rolfey has coached, so after the family get sick of him, we hope that he will come back in a role at which he does so well. Thanks also must go to our loyal supporters who turn up each week to follow the fortunes of the Red Devils. Let’s hope 2011 can be a successful year. Finally, good luck to our junior teams as they move into the semi finals next weekend. Second grade Last game of the season was against Hall on a ground that could best be described as a swamp. It even had that brackish smell. It was that wet that Bobby Boate, who always comes prepared and who has not failed to run the water at any game this season, broke out the gum boots. The sight of him sloshing his way across the bog in his gumboots was much appreciated as was his support throughout the season. We thank you Bobby Boate. Reggies finished their season as the way they have played the whole season, playing great, entertaining, running rugby. But not quite getting over the line to the wins they deserve. The luck of the game not quite going their way, but as they say “you make your luck”. Cooma lost to Hall 14-20, two tries to three but it was a great game. Roo Thomson had a great game on the wing, hardly missed a tackle all day, and ran with panache whenever he had the ball. Pat Dorahy, who moved into outside centre for the day, copped a bit of stick for dropping the ball a few times in attack but had a fine game in defence. He sings well too, but the bus trip shouldn’t be mentioned. Brash, who missed training on Thursday night because of a dreaded lurgie didn’t let the team down, giving his all with his limited time on the field. The inside backs, Captain Nester, Benny Abro and Tug Boate have formed a formidable combination. They think about three phases ahead all the time. In the forwards, Ferg anchored the scrum at hooker. Ned Jeffries played some great footy in the second row, he can sing a bit too, but as we said, the bus trip should not be mentioned. Mark Basic, Markie Frazer, the Evans brothers all had good solid games. Chris DeRooy, who had a big game last week, continued the good form into this game. So, if they all had such great games, why didn’t they win, I don’t know, it was great fun though.


Wednesday August 25, 2010


Lowe and Lahy win handicap pairs title Bob Lowe and Bob Lahy have taken out the Cooma Bowling Club’s handicap pairs title after winning their semi final and the final over the weekend. Also on the weekend Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis won the right to meet Peter Marsicano and Margherita Zasso in the final of the mixed pairs championship. Lowe and Lahy played Alby Marshall and Ignazio Mondello in the final of the handicap pairs on Sunday after winning their semi finals on Saturday. Marshall, who was subbing for the injured Mick Meillon, and Mondello had a two shot start in the final. Lowe and Lahy had the better of the early ends setting up a 11 – 4 advantage after 8 ends. While Marshall and Mondello competed well they found it hard to stem the tide. They did reduce the lead to 11 – 8 after 10 ends. The rest of the game was very tight – in fact all but one of the next 15 ends was decided by a single shot. The difference was that Lowe and Lahy were able to win 10 of these ends. They defended very well and took the game and championship 21 – 15. The three semi finals played on Saturday all featured determined fight backs – in one the fight back was successful while in the other two they fell just short of victory. The most amazing fight back was achieved by Lowe and Lahy in their handicap pairs semi with Bill McDonald and Paul Cannell. The sides started the game on even terms with the same handicaps. McDonald and Cannell raced out of the blocks – picking a maximum 6 shots on the second end – and by ten ends they had an incredible 21 – 1 lead. From the 11th end Lowe and Lahy started to get back into the match. They found the length they wanted to play and dominated the head. They won all but one of the remaining ends to win the match 31 – 23. They scored 30 shots to 2 in 14 ends to storm into the final. Jason Thompson and Neil McGregor forced their match in the handicap pairs against Marshall and Mondello into an extra end when they picked up three

shots on the last end to draw level for the first time in the game. Marshall and Mondello made the most of their four shots start that they doubled with four shots on the first end. With Marshall leading very well they held the advantage throughout the game. After 19 ends they led by 22 – 12. The fight back from Thompson and McGregor started on the 20th end and they won the last six ends to draw level at 22 all. They had to call the umpire on the last end for a very close measure to determine the third shot. On the extra end it was again Marshall who played the crucial bowl. His excellent shot gave his side the shot they needed to win 23 – 22. The semi final in the mixed pairs was also featured by a determined fight back. Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis just managed to hold off the fast finish from Lola Wallis and Geoff Venables to win 20 -19. Jebbink and Wallis dominated the first part of the game and, helped by a six shot haul on the seventh end, they led 14 – 3 and then 20 -10. Wallis and Venables battled the conditions and the wrong end of the rub of the green in their efforts to stay in the match. From the 17th end things started to come together for Wallis and Venables. They won the next four ends to hold hope of a remarkable come back when they trailed 20 -17 as the teams played the last end. They played the better bowls on this end but could only muster two shots to fall one shot short of forcing an extra end. The final of the mixed pairs will be played next Sunday and will be the final event in the 2010 season. In the final Jebbink and Wallis will take on the defending champions Peter Marsicano and Margherita Zasso. With the days lengthening it has been decided to return to a 1 pm start for weekend play from this weekend. The next few weeks will be dominated by social bowls with names needing to be in by 12 noon. The bowls organisers will be looking at different formats to add extra interest to these social matches.

Coolamatong golf Sunday’s stableford for the men was won by Brian O’Halloran with 36 points. The runners up were Ross Thompson 35, Mick Bottom and Ben Clancy both with 34. Nearest the pin on the eighth was Brian O’Halloran, 12th Charlie Filtness and on the 17th Hans Kunz. On Wednesday Sid Wall seems to have a thing about mid week golf winning again this week with 43 points. The runners up were Ross Thompson and Roy Gabriele. Nearest

the pin went to Dave Harrison. For the ladies on Sunday Marcelle Burton led the field in with runners up Jan O’Halloran, Carolyn O’Byrne and Jenny O’Byrne. Nearest the pin went to Jan. On Wednesday Vickii Roarty won the day from Carolyn O’Byrne, Jan O’Halloran and Jenny O’Byrne. Nearest the pin went to Jenny O’Byrne. Next weekend will be stroke for the monthly medal for both ladies and men.

Nazio Mondello on his way to second place on Sunday. Below: more action from the handicap doubles.

Cooma Field & Game Shoot results On Sunday August 15, Cooma Field & Game held their monthly 100 target Clay Target Shoot at the range at Middlingbank. We had shooters attend from Canberra and Bermagui as well as the locals. The day was very cold and windy resulting in a low attendance on the day. The wind was blowing the clay targets in directions they were not meant to go creating difficulties for all the participants. Overall High Gun Mark Gschwend - Bermagui 71/100

A Grade 1st John Starr - Cooma 2nd Barry Dunn - Bermagui 3rd Glenn Simmons - Cooma B Grade 1st Terry Thistleton - Cooma =2nd Tim Post - Bermagui =2nd Dave Cook - Bermagui C Grade 1st Roger Sands– Cooma

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Wednesday August 25, 2010

Cats finish season on winning high and Azzo’s300th game The Cooma Cats have finished the 2010 season on a winning high with a hard fought victory over Eastlake at Snowy Oval on the weekend. The final score was Cooma 13-7-85 over Eastlake 10-12-72. It was a game with a lot at stake for the Cats, with club stalwart Rob Wilkins hanging up his boots after a wonderful 300-plus game career, captain Daniel Burke leading the team for the final time before moving interstate and coach Damien Asanovski celebrating his 300th game. Cats Club President Dave Paterson said it was a great finish to the season for the Cats who have improved their on-field success this year, and continued to move the club forward off the field. “Season 2010 has been a great year for the Cooma Cats Football Club, and for us to finish the season with a good win at home in front of our growing number of loyal supporters was just terrific,” Dave said. Dave paid tribute to retiring stalwart Rob “Buzz” Wilkins on his stellar career. “Buzz has been playing for the club since he was 16 and has been there through thick and thin. He has been a great player, and more importantly, a great team man and on behalf of the club I thank him for his wonderful contribution to footy in Cooma,” Dave said. Dave also paid tribute to departing team captain Daniel Burke. “Daniel has been an inspirational on-field leader for the Cats this season. He has lead by example with his toughness at the ball, his courage at continually putting his body on the line and his ceaseless positive outlook . We all wish him well for the future,” he said. And in the other great highlight of the day, playing coach Damien “Azzo” Asanovski was honoured with a medal and a guard of honour from the Snowy SuperCats, and the Cats and Eastlake players as he ran on to the field to celebrate his 300th club game. “Azzo is one of those blokes upon which footy clubs like the Cooma Cats are built. He has given, and

continues to give, his all for the club and it was just great to see the respect paid to him by the Cats players, supporters and Eastlake players on what turned out to be a great day of community football in Cooma,” Dave said. Azzo, Buzz and Burkey were chaired from the field by their team-mates at the end of the game to a standing ovation from the crowd – a fitting tribute to three great contributors to the club, and Cooma. As to the game itself, it was a hard fought battle with both sides desperate to gain a win in the final match of the season. With a strong, four-goal wind favouring one end of the ground, it was imperative for the side which was going to win to take full advantage of it – and it was the Cats who did. It was a strong team effort by the Cats with all players doing their part to secure the end of season win.

“Azzo’ heads for the oval to start his 300th game of football with the Cooma Cats last saturday.

Corey Tucker snared two great goals in the first quarter to get the Cats underway, while Stu Wood used his experience and cunning to take control of the Cats’ defence in the final quarter when Eastlake made a final surge to close the gap. Across the centre, Mal Paterson put in yet another strong performance with his tenacious hard-ball gets, while Rob Brown delivered his usual drive to move the ball into the Cats’ attacking zone. And in one for the record books, full-back Jimmy Russell finally got on the goal-scorer’s list with a great snap goal from the hand-pass of the year by Shaun Allen.

springboard for next year as the club continues to improve on the field and grow off the field.

Club President Dave Paterson acknowledged the efforts off all the players, committee, sponsors and supporters. “Everyone involved with the Cats this year has worked hard and can be proud of our achievements,” he said. “As a team, we are again becoming an increasingly competitive side in the competition, while off the field we have a well recognized brand which represents the Cooma and Snowy Mountains community in a positive way. “We will be working hard over the summer to continue For the Cats, Season 2010 has provided a great develop the club and bring AFL to the region,” he said.

SuperCats head to finals! The Snowy SuperCats Under 14 AFL side is heading for the finals next week after wrapping up the 2010 home and away season with a convincing win over Marist at Snowy Oval in Cooma on Saturday. For the record, the SuperCats 10-20-80 defeated Marist 1-2-8.

In just their second year in the Canberra AFL Junior Competition, the Snowy SuperCats have finished fourth in their division and as such have won the right to participate in the finals. Cooma Cats Club President Dave Paterson congratulated the SuperCats players, coach Marty Currie, parents and supporters on their great achievement. “The Snowy SuperCats have achieved far St Patrick’s Parish School, Cooma beyond expectations and will now deservedly A school with altitude get their first taste of finals footy,” Dave said. “This is every footballers dream, and win or lose, they are winners in every way.” “It is the first time since the early 1990s that a Snowy Mountains AFL team at any level has reached the finals. “This is an achievement everyone in the Snowy community can be rightly proud of,” Dave said. The SuperCats will travel to Holt in Canberra to take on the Jets next Saturday in the first elimination final. “Regardless of whether they win or lose, what ★ ★ ★ Registration from 7.30am ★ ★ ★ the young SuperCats have achieved in just over 18 months of footy since they first started their ★ ★ ★ Shot gun start 9.00am ★ ★ ★ AFL journey is a remarkable effort,” Dave said. Thank you to our Thank you to our major sponsors “It shows that given the opportunity, Paintrite Construction Management minor sponsors Quod’s Plumbing Services, Brumbies Rugby, Dutaillis Architects youngsters in our region can compete Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd, Rob & Misook Monaro Joinery Mitre 10 successfully in AFL. Barnes, Canberra Raiders, Thredbo Valley Modem Furniture Up She Goes Distillery, Mia Creek Bed and Breakfast, “And with the growing opportunities for young Bundaberg Rum, Boyce & Co, High Country Burke’s Plant Hire Sportspower Automotives, Cooma Gas & Garden, AFL players in NSW through the establishment Marlborough Motel Bracher Timbers Monaro Optical, Retravision, Cooma Rural Cooma Furnishing Co Supplies, Dodds Hotel, Campbell’s Painters, Vika’s Ski Lodge of the new AFL club Greater Western Sydney, Monaro Meats, Kuma Pies, Norton’s Mark & Leanne Jones Regional Valuers the football-world is there for the taking for our Building Supplies, Peak Clothing, Silly Slaters Dental Surgery Frank’s Butchery Willy’s Discounts, Alpine Ford, John Paske juniors as they now have a pathway through the Carpet Court, Cooma Hotel, Cottle House, Summit Smash Repairs Country Skin Reflections, Cooma Auto SuperCats to start their journey,” Dave said. Ron Lehrmann Electrical Electrics, Dick Smith Electronics, Grand Go SuperCats! Blaxland Mawson & Rose Court Chinese Restaurant, Hip Pocket

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SuperCats Tom Innes, Kyle Tucker and Ben Trotter battle for the ball against Marist at Snowy Oval on Saturday. Junior AFL is also enjoyed by a number of girls.


Wednesday August 25, 2010


Foursomes decided Cooma golf by Max Turner The 18-holes Foursomes Championship were played on Saturday on a cold day for golf with the morning golfers having the worst conditions of the day. Bob Eley combined with Terry Johnston to win the Foursomes Championship with a round of 81 off the stick. Wally Matthews and Graeme Russell were the B Grade Championship winners with 91 winning by one stroke from Norm Marshall and Kazunori Tamura on 92. Bob Weston and Max Turner were the C Grade winners with 97, one stroke ahead of Geoff Simpson and Andrew O’Keeffe on 98. Saturday Handicap Trophy winners Doug Parker and Trevor Bailey, Runners Up were Alan Kelly and Brian Searl. Saturday’s ball competition winners were Terry Johnston and Bob Eley, Kazunori Tamura and Norm Marshall, Wally Matthews and Graeme Russell, and Bob Weston and Max Turner. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Brian Searl and Trevor Bailey. The Long Drive winners were Mark Rainsford A Grade, Heikki Evans B Grade and Bob Weston C Grade. A large field of 45 players contested the Sunday Stableford competition which was played on a lovely day for golf. Brian Searl continued his recent excellent form with a victory in the A Grade Division with 39 pts on a count back from Trevor Bailey, Trevor

collected the second placed prize. Richard Hanna shot the best round of the day a fine 41 pts to win the B Grade Division from Shannon Fergusson on 38 pts. Phil Amey was at his best in winning the C Grade Division with 37 pts from Bill Rushton on 33 pts. Sunday’s Nearest the Pin winners were David Ware on the ninth green and Todd Henderson a visiting golfer from Newcastle took away the prize on the 17th hole. Sunday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Denis Minehan, Rohan Smiles, and Jeff Burgess 38, Heikki Evans 37, Charlie Beaumont 37, Brian Turner, David Goggin, and Gordon Weston all on 36 pts. Bill Rushton was the winner of last Wednesday’s competition with a fine round of 41 pts, Dieter Seubert finished in second place with his best round of the year an excellent 40 pts, Alan McDonald claimed third place with 39 pts, closely followed by Bill McGregor also on 39 pts. Bill collected the fouth placed prize. Wednesday’s ball competition winners were Geoff Glanville, Heikki Evans, Tony Monday, Kazanori Tamura, Geoff Simpson, Egils Freimanis, David Epstein, Malcolm Crockett, and John Alexander. Nearest the Pin winners were Dieter and Kazanori. Upcoming events Saturday August 28 Stroke Sunday August 29 Super Stableford + District Stableford Championship Saturday September 4 Centenary Cup 7th Anniversary

Cooma ladies golf Last Wednesday an 18 hole Stableford Secret Partner event was played. Some excellent scores were handed in and the event turned out to be very close indeed. The winning pair was Ann Clayton and Misook Barnes with 69 points. Balls were won by Akiko Tamura and Janet Freimanis, 68 points, and Dulcie Thistleton and Ayako Izutani, also 68 points. In the nine-hole Stableford Beaty Russell was the winner with 17 points. Balls were won by Marilynne Weston, 16 points, and Clare Nowland, 15 points. A pleasing number of ladies contested the nine-hole stroke event on Saturday. Conditions were challenging as the wind was blowing straight off the snow! The winner was Val Leitch with 38 net on a countback. Her putting was

a feature of her game. The runner up was Denise Ashcroft, also 38 net. Denise actually won the putting competition with 15 putts. Balls were won by Jenny Brown, 39 net, and Lorraine McGregor, 42 net. Delightful conditions greeted the ladies on Sunday. An 18-hole Stableford was played and the winner was Lorraine McGregor with 35 points on a countback. She sank some long putts and had a great day with the driver. Gaye Wilson and Marilynne Weston were ball winners and also finished on 35 points. Coming up: Wed, 25th – 18 hole Stableford; Sat, 28th - 9 hole Stableford; Sun, 29th – 18 hole Super Stableford. Also don’t forget the Centenary Cup and the Pat Hain Eclectic are on the horizon! See you on the course!

Outstanding centre Zeb Learoyd in action last Sunday. Photo by Terry Stores.

Under 18s into finals from page 40 The Stallions though were controlling the ball slightly better and five eight Zach Smith created room for a good run by Liam Pepper and as the Stallions then shifted the ball to the left their centre Zeb Leoroyd crossed for his second try. This was followed by a try to Pepper himself following another mistake by Cobargo with the ball. Smith converted both tries and Cooma led 22-10 at half time. Cobargo started the second half and actually controlled the ball well putting the Cooma defence under the pump. Backrower Aiden Griffiths crossed out wide after they created extra man on the left edge and this was followed by Cameron Thomas charging over after he had taken a brilliant catch of a Cooma kick and race 40 metres to score. Jason Gannon converted the try and they had got back into the game trailing by just two points Cooma 22 Cobargo 20. Any hope the Eels had was quickly put to rest and it was Fullback Mitchell Lynch who firstly tackled a Cobargo player into touch and then hit a hole on the left edge to score. Zac Smith converted and Cooma led 28 points to 20. Centre Zeb Leoroyd scored in the final few minutes of play to see Cooma run out winners 32 points to 20 and progress to the Preliminary Final.

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For Cobargo Blake Robinson was creative and Tony Tarlington from fullback created problems for the Cooma defence everytime he got involved. Replacement Bobby Taylor was amongst their best while Cameron Thomas proved he can make breaks when he gets involved. The Stallions were best served by fullback Mitchell Lynch, Centre Zeb Leoroyd and Front rower Ryan Stores. Five Eight Zach Smith threw some nice passes at times but seemed more intent on baiting the opposition than concentrating on his own game. Cooma: Tries Zeb Leoroyd 3, Mitchell Lynch 2, Liam Pepper; Goals Zach Smith 4. Cobargo: Tries Tony Hoyer, Tony Tarlington, Aiden Griffiths, Cameron Thomas; Goals Bobby Taylor, Jason Gannon. Scrums Cooma 10 Cobargo 9. Penalties Cooma 5 Cobargo 4. Next Sunday at Cooma Showground: Under 18’s at 11.30m Merimbula/Pambula V Bega Reserve Grade at 1pm Bega V Cooma First Grade at 2-30pm Cooma V Bega


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Stallions Under 18s win finals berth The under 18 Match provided some great football from both sides as the match appeared to be played in patches with both sides dominateing for periods of play. Cobargo opened the scoring in the first set with a great cut out pass from Blake Robinson putting winger Tony Hoyer over. A poor kick and chase from Cobargo allowed Cooma fullback Mitchell Lynch to beat three defenders and run 80 metres to score under the post. Cobargo made matters worse with a mistake from the

kick off and Cooma grabbed another try through centre Zeb Leoroyd to lead 10-4. A short kick off by Cobargo saw them regather the ball and in the set Tony Tarlington charged over. Bobby Taylor converted to level scores at 10 all.

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This Sunday at Cooma Showground followers of rugby league will witness a mighty sporting clash. Sunday will be a great day for all sports fans – an opportunity to come along and support a group of local lads who are really just that – local lads enjoying playing sport, playing with their mates and playing to win a grand final spot. As we know, life moves on and certainly there is a good chance a number of these players will either retire or move away and therefore never play with this side again. They have worked hard and long to reach this important milestone and will no doubt show you what they are capable of with a 100 percent effort against the Bega club. Therefore, on behalf of the Cooma Stallions, president Chippy Boller invites everyone to the home of rugby league in Cooma, from noon, to see three great games of football and be part of a special sporting moment. Cooma is hosting the Group 16 major semi finals. Cooma will play Bega in both first and reserve grades while Merimbula-Pambula will meet Bega in the Under 18s. All eyes will be on the big first grade clash at 2.30pm to see who advances to the grand final. The losers will play Eden at Bega the following week. Spectators will enjoy seeing Cooma’s dynamic, classy half Ty Fallins as he engineers the Stallions attacks. There will also be heavy forward clashes involving Cooma’s coach, “Duck” Donald, frontrowers Clear and Bruce and exciting young back rower Jono Clarke. Mark this Sunday down as your day to support the locals as they strive to a 2010 premiership victory.