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Cooma girl, Bronte Doughton, has won a scholarship to attend a International Livestock Congress in Canada. Bronte, 19-years-old, is studying veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. See story page 2.






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Bronte off to Canada Cooma local, Bronte Doughton, has recently received one of four scholarships in Australia to attend the International Livestock Congress in Canada this year. Bronte is currently in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science/ Veterinary Biology and has had a passion for the livestock industry for most of her life. “I love the challenge of developing a good end product and the work that goes into that,” Miss Doughton said. “There is so much scope to improve the industry and I’d like to be able to ‘tap’ into it.” Bronte will join just 19 other scholarship recipients from around the world in August this year where she will attend the congress in Calgary, Canada. The congress runs a student program to promote education and training to future leaders in the industry, giving them the opportunity to listen, learn and interact with global agricultural industry experts. Member for Monaro John Barilaro congratulated 19-year-old Bronte last week on her selection. “It is very exciting to know that a local girl was selected for one of only 20 places available worldwide for this excellent opportunity,” Mr Barilaro said. “Hopefully this sort of achievement can inspire other local kids to recognise the opportunities that exist in the agriculture sector.” “It’s great news for the Monaro that we have such a promising young generation coming through and

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with Dalgety’s Tim Dreverman winning the Rural Achievers Award at the Royal Easter Show and now Bronte’s success, I think the future for the Monaro is looking very positive,” Mr Barilaro added. Duncan Taylor of Bobingah Pty Ltd provided a reference for Bronte to support her application for the scholarship. He said “Bronte demonstrates a rare ability to combine practical knowledge and sense on an operational level, with insights into animal production and management on a higher level”. “Her capacity to explore and solve livestock issues is scientific and evidence based, yet her solutions are both practical and creative. Her reasoning is logical and, as would be expected with her public speaking prowess, always clearly and thoughtfully expressed.” When Bronte found out that she was one of 20 picked for the scholarship she said she was “very overwhelmed and very lucky!” She has had an immense amount of experience in the industry for her age. Whenever she is home on holidays she is either working on a neighbouring property or at Monaro Veterinary Clinic with Peter Brennan getting more hands-on experience. Bronte would like to thank all the people who have supported her over the years and helping her get to where she is today. She has always been a high achiever and has contributed so much to the industry already – congratulations on a well-deserved scholarship, Bronte!

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Local vision for a bright Cooma future Brian Coyte was guest speaker at a recent dinner meeting held by the Cooma Chamber of Commerce. He spoke on the subject of the future of Cooma and its surrounds. He had previously spoken at Rotary on the same subject and because he is so positive and passionate about helping Cooma grow he was invited to speak at the Chamber meeting. One subject he mentioned was how do you get the community to be more proactive? He also said that the Chamber of Commerce and Cooma Unlimited must be one voice, and work together not against each other, as the end result is of benefit to everyone. In the big picture it involves local small business people becoming involved in the Chamber, even if it is to just attend a meeting more regularly. Mr Coyte said any progress would be driven from the bottom (the local community), up. He believes you must be proactive with council rather than reactive, as it’s the only way to progress in this type of situation. He said, “I believe we live in a really good area, we already have all the infrastructure and assets in it, therefore we have the potential to go forward.” Of course this isn’t expected to happen over night but is a five to 10 year plan.

“We don’t necessarily even have to have anything ‘big’ happen, just improve on what’s already here. Although if something ‘big’ was on offer we’d accept that too”, he said. Just a few of the opportunities Mr Coyte mentioned that were available are more business to Polo Flat, sporting

roads in Australia for bikes. With 300 registered motorcycle clubs the potential for them to hold their AGM in Cooma (with anywhere from 60 to 800 people attending) then travel around the region is enormous. For these types of services you don’t need to add to the infrastructure, just work smarter. This is the sort of thinking from all different areas in the community that is needed, then we need self-motivated people to work on these agenda’s and initiate the wheels into motion. This comes from Brian being active in the local community for many years. “This feeling has been around for a long time, we just need to work together not against each other. “By building little things and getting them right from the start as well as being proactive in the chamber will enable Cooma and it surrounds to develop tourism clubs organising gala days, not just for the locals but with for the whole teams from out of the region. We already have the car club region”, he said. who are being proactive by inviting other clubs to Cooma, who then travel around the region. The Snowy Ride is another event that brings tourists to the region and money to the small business. The region has so much potential, Pictured, local business people and chamber members at from the car club to motorcycling tourism on the best the dinner. Inset: guest sspeaker Brian Coyte.



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Two die in plane crash on Lake Jindabyne The local aviation fraternity is mourning the death of local Friday.Shortly after 11.30am on Friday, a number of reports pilot Richard Holgate, in a flying accident at Jindabyne last were received that an ultra-light aircraft had crashed into Lake Jindabyne. Police and other emergency services attended and recovered wreckage from the water. The bodies of Mr Holgate and the owner of the plane, a pilot from Queensland, were located in the wreckage and a report will be prepared for the Coroner. A crime scene was established and an investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Mr Holgate was a floatplane instructor at the Snowy Aviation Academy at Polo Flat. He had earlier flown his own aircraft to Jindabyne and is believed to have been having a trial flight in the Super Petrel. Pictured,Police Inspector Rooney at Friday’s media conference at Jindabyne.


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Cooma Monaro Shire Council has begun distributing copies of a transport survey to ascertain the viability for a commuter bus service between Cooma and Canberra. There will be hard copies available as well as an on-line copy available on the Cooma Monaro Shire Council website. Hard copies will be available at the Williamsdale, Michelago and Bredbo Service Stations, the Michelago Village Store, Bredbo Pub, Cooma Visitors Centre, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council front desk, Monaro Regional Library and the Mobile Library. Council will also be sending out hard copies

to NAG (D & G Wicks) and Numeralla (Mark Shubert). “There are a lot of people who travel to work on the Monaro Highway. A service such as this will reduce traffic and be more ecologically responsible”, Cooma Monaro Shire deputy mayor, Martin Hughes said. “It’s the way most councils are going to improve public transport services.” The survey has been designed to find out what the demand is and the information is essential in determining the need for setting up such a service.

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Borderline Gallery open new exhibition features beautiful hand crafted wooden pieces. Woodworking Room at the School of Arts is open – Try woodwork, or simply come and have a look at what is possible in your community. Early Settlers’ Hut open – See how the pioneers lived.

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News Making the perfect bed5 By Sally Ann Cottle People are always asking me how to make a bed look great so today we’re sharing a few styling tips but there is a very practical component too – the right products can go a long way to making sure you get a good night’s sleep.

Bredbo Public School teachers and students are pictured with the Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter crew and volunteers last Friday. Last Friday, June 24, teachers and students of Bredbo public as well as parents and other members of the community gathered at Centennial Park in Bredbo to witness the landing of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter. The flight was initiated to help raise awareness about the work of such an essential medical service in rural NSW. The people present were invited to view the helicopter up close, talk to the crew (pilot, air crewman, intensive care paramedic and doctor) and learn more about their local aero-medical rescue helicopter. Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter Trust spokeswoman, Kate van Haalen said, “The helicopter is an essential resource for the region.

Opportunities to bring the helicopter to the people is important in raising community awareness and appreciation of the service”. The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to assist those in Southern NSW and the ACT. The financial support of naming rights sponsor Snowy Hydro Limited, corporate sponsors, donors, payroll deductees and business donations are responsible for helping thousands of lives in our region. There are a number of ways the community and businesses can support Snowy Hydro SouthCare financially or in-kind. For more information visit or call 6207 9923.

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• Start with the most comfortable bed you can afford. Harder is not always best and it is important to have good advice to ensure you choose the best bed for your body shape and weight • Mattresses should be changed at least every 10 years • A woollen underlay and or feather topper creates added comfort • Pure cotton sheets breathe and give a more comfortable sleep • Down doonas are the lightest and warmest option • Choose a doona cover to coordinate with your bedroom and the season – create a cosier look for winter and a cooler one for summer • Layer your bed with cushions and add a throw rug for added comfort and style • Some lovely bedside tables and lamps help complete the look. Make sure your lamps are high enough to create good lighting for reading If you need help visit us at Cottle House - bring in a photo of your bedroom and we’ll help you create a room that you love.

Cooma Craft Group has donated $3500 to The group thanked Noelene for her work and Cooma’s renal dialysis committee to assist with its also South East Printing for their assistance in services at Cooma Hospital. printing the book. The money was raised through the sale of the Chairman of the dialysis committee, Dugald cook book put together by the group and edited Mitchell, thanked the group for their assistance. by Noelene Lafferty. Pictured, Cooma Craft Group president Gemma The book sells for $10 and to date, 383 copies Collins presents Dugald Mitchell with a cheque for have been sold. $3500.

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Cooma firies to check smoke alarms for seniors During July, Cooma Fire Brigade will conduct their annual SABRE program. Fire officers will be attending the homes of eldery people on their list to change the batteries in their smoke detectors for them. The brigade will do this on July 1 and July 3, from 1750 hours (10 minutes to 6pm) until 2000 hours (8pm). The officers will be in uniform and the process should only take about 10 minutes. For more information, contact Cooma Fire Bridage capatin, Chris Reeks on 0407 299 008.

alarms. SABRE will also enable local service to the community by: low battery level. NSWFB firefighters to provide safety advice • Saving life and reducing the number The NSWFB installs the clients smoke whilst visiting the SABRE client’s premises of injuries caused by fire alarm or batteries at no installation cost. and to also get a better understanding of • Minimising property damage at fires Smoke alarm safety tips client needs. • Promoting fire prevention, safety and Remember that smoke from a fire will What are the benefits of the SABRE education make you confused and that you cannot Program? • Increasing the NSWFB standard of see in smoke • The SABRE Program will enhance service to the community If you have escaped from a home fire, community confidence, quality of life • Ensuring effective and early response remember once you get out, stay out and and safety by minimising the impact to incidents dial 000If a family member has hearing or of emergency incidents upon one • Empowering the workforce to mobility problems ensure that these are of the most ‘at risk’ groups in the achieve excellence and professional taken into account and if necessary that community. satisfaction someone is assigned to help them escape • The SABRE program is designed SABRE clients are asked to contact their Home fire safety is important for the NSW Fire Brigades Statistics reveal: to increase awareness and provide local NSWFB station at intervals based on whole family and preparation can prevent a • The 65 years and over age group education to the elderly to save both the type of battery being installed (9 volt tragedy * Note: Limited domestic support means represents over 31 percent of all fire life and property. lithium batteries 10 years, alkaline batteries those persons without family, relatives or death victims. • SABRE will continue the NSWFB’s 2 years and carbon batteries annually) or if friends who are able to assist. • The risk of fire fatality to people 65 commitment to providing a quality the smoke alarm chirps earlier indicating a years and over is nearly three times greater than that of the general community. What is SABRE? Local Nimmitabel resident Andrew Thaler Services David Byrne said “Council was aware it hasn’t been used anywhere The SABRE (Smoke Alarm Battery has allegedly found asbestos waste in was unaware that the fill may be else. Replacement for the Elderly) program is some piles of rock and dirt that was to be contaminated, but now that they have designed to support the elderly, residing in their own homes and that have limited Pictured below, Mr Thaler with the used in the widening of a bridge in Clarke been made aware they have introduced domestic support*, to live independently suspect material. the appropriate risk assessments and Street, Nimmitabel. and remain valuable assets in the He contacted local media on Monday organised qualified people to check the community. stockpile.” morning to inform them of his concerns. The program sees the NSW Fire Brigades Mr Byrne said it was difficult to be 100 The Monaro Post then contacted forming partnerships with other community Cooma-Monaro Shire for comment and percent certain that it was asbestos until organisations to assist senior citizens in the it had been taken away and tested. explanation. maintenance of their fire safety devices. A registered professional organisation Council’s Director of Engineering Primarily their battery operated smoke inspected the site on Tuesday morning to determine if they thought the site was contaminated and if it was to work together with council in cleaning it up. As of going to press The Monaro Post was * excludes - commission paintings & laybys unable to ascertain if the product found was in fact asbestos. “The material is mainly Metal Table Tree waste concrete, from decorative Set Seat Pig footpaths, that is crushed and recycled, it is from our stockpile at Polo Flat,” Mr 380 450 280 Byrne said. was $ was $ was $ Asked if this particular stockpile had been used Will be closed on Thursday June 30 for stocktake - RE-OPENING FRIDAY anywhere else Mr Byrne 24 Bombala St, Cooma commented that as far as he

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Man remanded on firearms charges A Cooma man has been refused bail and remanded in custody to appear in Goulburn Local Court today on firearms and high-range drink-driving offences. At About 11.20pm on June 22, the man drove a Holden Commodore into a service station in Sharp Street, Cooma. Police allege that a short time later, the man opened the boot of his car and produced a firearm, which he pointed in the direction of a group of teenagers standing nearby. A number of the teenagers then ran into the service station. The man returned the firearm to the boot before getting back into the car and driving off. Police stopped the man in Mittagang Road, Cooma, and allege that they found a gun in the

boot of the car and a stanley knife in the glove box. The man was arrested and conveyed to Cooma Police Station. He was submitted to a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.215. Police charged the 51-year-old Cooma man with handle/use firearm under the influence of alcohol; custody of knife in public place; possess unregistered firearm in public place; armed with intent to commit indictable offence; possess shortened firearm without authority; and high range PCA. He appeared in Bombala Court on Thursday morning, was refused bail and remanded to appear in Goulburn.



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MHS holds annual ski sale The Monaro Committee for Cancer Research is offering a Roxy snowboard donated and signed by Torah Bright as a prize in a fundraising effort which was launched at the Monaro High School ski sale. Committee members Dale Coyte and Liz Litchfield were at the sale to get the competition rolling.


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Emergency Services letterbox ripped out of the ground and destroyed On Saturday at 11.40am a shed caught fire on sometime between 6pm on Friday and 9.30am Carlaminda Road about five kilometres south of on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to Numeralla. Luckily the owners were home at the contact police. time and were able to contain the blaze with a garden hose until the Numeralla RFS arrived and Jindabyne RBT A 21-year-old male from Queensland was extinguished the fire. The structure was besser block and minimal damage occurred due to the pulled over for a RBT on Kosciuszko Road, last fast actions of the owners. The cause is unknown. Saturday morning at 1.30am. He returned a positive reading and was arrested. His licence Local RFS, Cooma fire brigade and police was suspended immediately and he will appear in attended a garage fire at a house in Adaminaby Cooma local court at a later date. last Friday. Neighbours noticed the garage was on fire at about 1.40pm and called emergency Exceed speed services. The blaze destroyed the garage and its At about 8am on Sunday morning a 27-yearcontents, nothing was salvageable. The cause of old Sydney male was detected travelling at more the fire is unknown. than 30km/h over the 60km/h speed limit on Kosciuszko Road near Waste Point Road. He had his licence suspended. Vandal’s strike

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Support Red Nose Day Editor, Each day when I visit my grandson Tyler who will forever be five weeks old I wonder what could have been if this little man had of lived. I’ve sat at his grave reading him stories and telling him about his family and what is happening in our lives. Sometimes I have a private cry as I think how much he would have loved to have played with his brothers and sisters and especially his cousin Matty who was born around the same time. They could have been such great mates. Recently I cried when I saw that his brothers and sisters had put a little Easter egg on his grave. Whenever I visit the grave with my grandkids as we leave we kiss our hand and place it on the grave where Tyler’s head would be. No one should out live their children and especially not their grandchildren. Think of how you would feel if your baby or grandchild

suddenly died for no reason. One minute they are there happily smiling and you are thinking up their future and in a blink of an eye you are organising to bury them and no one can offer a reason. Next month we will celebrate 42 years since we first landed on the moon, yet we still have not resolved how to prevent SIDS. Surely there is an answer! Sadly in this day and age to find answers costs money. This Friday is Red Nose Day, please donate what you can so we save future families from the grief of losing a beautiful innocent baby to the nightmare of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In memory of Tyler James Stead 6/8/2009 ‘til 13/9/2009. David Sheen (Ngapa) 4 McDonald Ave Cooma NSW 2630 0427534087

Another Curley One A Healthy Respect Whenever the tabloids and radio jocks

Go on about health care and give it some knocks It should make us angry that they dare to complain And treat their remarks loudly with lots of disdain. We need to stop whinging and try to refrain, From attacking those people who help with our pain. Hospitals keep struggling with limited money And to attack what their doing just isn’t funny. Those who are saying our health care is poor, Should get sick overseas and then see the score. Then it’s often a matter of being able to pay, If you don’t have the funds they may turn you away. Others have nothing and nowhere to go When children are sick and spirits are low They suffer in silence and wish that they had The level of health care that we think is bad! I have nothing but praise for the doctors and nurses Their care and their skill not the subject of curses So let us stop moaning and running them down Be thankful we have such care in our town. Curley

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The Postman has been reminded of man’s mortality in the last week, with the death of a couple of local, larger than life characters. It has reinforced the old adage – we’re only here once, so live each day to the full. Don’t die wondering….. Has anyone noticed the days are getting longer? No, The Postman hasn’t either. At least some of the days have been sunny, despite the arctic conditions earlier in the day. So, did you celebrate the winter solstice? If so, how – a party? A quick nudey run around the garden, or, like The Postman, home in front of the fire considering which size log might last until the morning? The Cooma CWA ladies were in a lather last Friday as their annual curry luncheon was rushed by lots of hungry diners. While The Postman didn’t stay to taste the meal, the diners were certainly getting value for money. And those desserts – straight out of a CWA fantasy. There’s nothing like home cooking and those ladies excelled themselves.

Speaking of cooking – the Cooma Craft group has a cook book out now – full of tried and true recipes. Money raised from their sales has gone to worthwhile causes such as the renal dialysis committee. Once again, good home cooking at its best. Love it!

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WORKS TECHNICAL OFFICER Position Number IS/POS/161(Readvertised) Council has a position available in the Engineering Division for a Works Technical Officer in the Cooma Office. This position will work in the engineering team and will involve assisting the Works Manager in preplanning, project and contract management activities, developing, implementing and reviewing procedures and WMS for the Roads Service activities along with developing asset replacement and maintenance programs. This is a key service within Council and as such excellent communications skills, great aptitude and a capacity to get the job done will be well regarded. The anticipated salary range for this position is between $1149.50 and $1178.20 per week. Council will consider a market component for exceptional applicants. The successful applicant will be required to work 35 hours per week. The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity to undertake professional and interpersonal training as required.

Recreation staff undertaken the cleaning of the bus shelter roof. This work is carried out on an annual basis early in winter after all the leaves have fallen. Care is taken to ensure that the area is safe for pedestrians and that there is no chance of ice forming on the footpaths.

LOCAL GIRL DOES US PROUD Cooma-Monaro Shire Council congratulates local girl, Bronte Doughton on her incredible success in gaining one of four Australian places to attend the International Livestock Congress in Ontario Canada. Councillor Taylor quotes “Bronte encapsulates what hard work and energy can achieve. She is an inspiration to all around her and reflects the stamina and determination that exists in our area.” Bronte is in her second year of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University and attended St Pats and Monaro High.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE WERRI-NINA AGED CARE CENTRE The Werri-Nina Aged Care Centre is celebrating its 1st birthday with a free morning tea being held Wednesday 6 July from 10.30am to 12.00pm. The Cooma Community is welcomed to come and join in these celebrations. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Monday 4th July on 6455 4000 .

Written applications, quoting file no IS/POS/161, closes at 4.00pm on Thursday 30 June 2011 and should be addressed to the General Manager. To ensure your application is considered, you should address the selection criteria and include a standard application form with your curriculum vitae. Applicants are requested to provide at least two recent referees. Information on the position and how to apply is available from the Human Resource Officer George Javurek on (02) 6455 1725 or email or visit our website at

FINANCE MANAGER Position Number IS/POS/165 (Readvertised) We are seeking a finance professional to fill the important role of Finance Manager within our Corporate Services Division. We are currently undertaking a reform process and this role will assist Council to achieve organisational change as we develop a new Community Strategic Plan. In this position you will demonstrate a sound knowledge of local government financial activities combined with practical experience as you effectively manage the financial services of Council. A degree in Local Government and/or accounting is required along with an ability to provide professional advice to Senior Staff. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated including the private use of a vehicle. A position description, selection criteria and other details are available from our administration centre at 81 Commissioner Street Cooma NSW, our website www., by telephoning George Javurek on 6455 1725 or by emailing Applications are to quote file no. IS/POS/165 and closes on Friday 15 July 2011. Previous applicants will be considered but need not re-apply.

GET SNAPPING AND CAPTURE WATER The savewater! awards ® are now in their ninth year, and have emerged as Australia’s leading awards for water sustainability. These prestigious awards recognise and reward excellence in water conservation and efficiency by business, government, schools, local communities and individuals. Through Council’s membership with savewater! all businesses and residents of the Shire are eligible to enter the competition and Council encourages businesses and individuals to enter the savewater! awards® no matter how big or small their project. The savewater! awards® are a wonderful forum in which individuals, schools, community groups, businesses and government can not only be recognised for their achievements in water conservation and efficiency, but help others by sharing their knowledge and experience. Awards will be presented in eight national categories; three of these categories are also open to international entrants, including the ‘Water Utilities’ category for the first time: • Australian Achiever • Business • Community Groups • Educational Institutions • Government • Photographic Award (open internationally) • Product Innovations (open internationally) • Water Utilities (open internationally). Entries for the 2011 savewater! awards® close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 8 August 2011. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Melbourne in November.

TENDERS The following tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours, by telephone (02) 64551801, by email council@, or visit Council’s website

SECURITY FENCING AT NIMMITABEL PUMPING STATIONS 1 & 2 CONTRACT 28/2010 (Re-advertised) Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, Friday 8 July 2011, for the Security Fencing at Nimmitabel Pumping Stations 1 & 2 Contract 28/2010.

DESLUDGING OF SALEYARDS AERATION POND CONTRACT 29/2010 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, Thursday 14 July 2011 for Desludging of Saleyards Aeration Pond, Contract 29/2010 between 26 July and 7 August 2011 inclusive.

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Council wishes to advise that dates posted for ‘conversations’ in the Post dated 15 June have changed. The following dates are confirmed : · Michelago Hall - Wednesday 29 June 2011, 5pm to 7pm · Nimmitabel Hall – Monday 18 July 2011, 5pm to 7pm · Numeralla Hall – Thursday 21 July 2011, 5pm to 7pm The Community Strategic Plan Survey is your chance to become involved in planning for Cooma’s future. Have your say! For your chance to win a monthly prize, drawn at the end of each month, fill out a survey either online or in person. - Use our on-line survey at - Fill out a survey at the Cooma Library, mobile library or at the Council office - Post your comments on facebook Cooma-Monaro 2022 - Email us your feedback at



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Dedication to Wendy Farmer On May 13 students, parents and teachers of Jindabyne Central School and family and friends of the late Wendy Farmer gathered at the school to honour the new library in Wendy’s name. Wendy Farmer was a woman of generosity, wisdom, patience, respect, integrity and compassion. Throughout the 30 years of being teacher librarian at Jindabyne Central School, she inspired many, students and fellow colleagues alike. When she sadly passed away in 2009, Sheena Perry of the P&C came up with the idea of honouring such a woman by naming the new library after Wendy to pass onto future generations what a wonderful person she was. This took a lot of work and Principal, Garry Atkinson, thanked Ms Perry for her efforts with instigating the whole process. “Wendy touched everyone in a way that made them feel special,” Ms Perry said.

“She was a quiet achiever, her actions often spoke louder then words, but her quiet enthusiasm would infect all those around her and it ensured that everyone strived to achieve their highest personal best no matter what their age.” Wendy was an instigator, organiser and an initiator, who promoted and encouraged others, whilst doing most of the work quietly in the background. In Jindabyne and the wider Monaro community, she was admired, respected and loved. “Wendy was and is a wonderful gentlewoman who touched us all,” Sheena added. “Her departure has seen an overwhelming sense of loss sweep through the educational fraternity.” Wendy can now be remembered, not only by the many things she offered to the community, but also by having the Jindabyne Central Library dedicated in her name. Pictured in front of the newly dedicated ‘Wendy Farmer Memorial Library’; back from left; Gordon and Claudia Uprichard, Kirsten Farmer, Brian Farmer, Toby Farmer and David Farmer; front from left; Ally Farmer, Mackenzie Farmer, Bailey Farmer and Anne Farmer.


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Are you interested in being involved in decisions concerning DWD and help with the process of its future growth and opportunities? The Friends of Dalgety Women’s Day Committee will be holding a planning session on Tuesday July 19, commencing at 9am at the Berridale Community Centre, Florence Street Berridale, and we would like to invite interested women to the session. It has been four years since we last held a planning session for the Dalgety Women’s Day and we feel that with growing interest from the community in the event, it is the perfect opportunity for all to meet and discuss how you can contribute to this special day. We need to have a plan for the future direction of Dalgety Women’s Day, and we hope that this session will be helpful in developing strategies that will keep this very important day growing and address our local women’s needs. Discussion points during the Planning Session will include: where to from here, what makes it work and what doesn’t, funding partnerships and the committee’s structure and processes. Anyone is welcome to attend and we are encouraging women of all ages to come along. Morning tea will be supplied. Please RSVP by July 15 - Narelle Willems on 6457 1044 or 0421792870.

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Pictured; back from left; Yvi Henderson and guest speaker from “sustaining our towns”, Pam Vipond; front from left; Caroline O’Donnell, Fang Huang, Katrin Hackney and Doris Kalivoda. On Friday, June 17, members of the public gathered at Monaro Family Support Service to enjoy a delicious luncheon organised by Multicultural Activity Group In Cooma (MAGIC). The lunch drew many people from diverse backgrounds together for an enjoyable afternoon of chatting, trying new foods and learning about all the wonderful things that MAGIC offers to the community. Guest speaker of the day was Pam Vipond from “sustaining our towns” who gave a talk on how to save money around the home and lessen the impact of the soaring

electricity prices, which are yet to increase. She offered free advice to the attendees and gave them some valuable tips on how to reduce these effects. Co-ordinator, Yvi Henderson, also asked the people present what they would like to see and do later in the year so MAGIC can begin working on some more enjoyable activities. MAGIC meets two to three times a month. If you are interested in attending or for more information contact Yvi Henderson on 0458 523 457 or email yvi.henderson@

Naidoc week celebrations NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by all Australians. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community The Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, in conjunction with the Snowy River Shire, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Perisher and the Southern

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regardless of Christian beliefs or Church connections. NEWS FROM THE CONTACT CENTRE The Contact Centre is situated at the Werri-Nina Centre, in Sharp Street. They extend an invitation to the following activities – Monday (fortnightly) cards at 1pm; Tuesday Men’s Group, Wednesday Ma Kettle Lunches, Thursday a musical afternoon 1pm to 3pm costing $2.50 which includes afternoon tea, and coming up on Monday July 25, a mystery trip. Please phone Rowena or Sue for bookings on the mystery trips which are proving very popular.

BOUQUET TO SCHOOL CHILDREN A big thank you to school students from St Patrick’s Parish School for their donation of warm clothing and $600 to the Winter Appeal for St. Vincent de Paul. Chairman of St Vincent de Paul Damien Kenneally was most grateful to the students and the donations will be put to good use with this very cold winter we are experiencing. Keep up the good work Students!

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY Many happy returns of the day to Janette Stone who celebrated her birthday last week. Janette enjoyed receiving cards and parcels from her family in Queensland and a luncheon with Valmai Mylan and coffee with Elaine Moore who bought along a bunch of flowers from her delightful garden oozing with perfume Janette tells me. Happy Birthday Janette and many more.

COOMA MEN’S BREAKFAST This breakfast will be held Saturday July 2 at 7am at the Salvation Army Hall, costing $7 for a hot breakfast and $4 for a light breakfast. Guest Speaker is Fr. John Vallayil who comes from South India but is doing short-term duties on Monaro based in Cooma. Fr John comes with a strong sense of his heritage for Christian faith which faith dates back 2,000 years. This promises to be an interesting breakfast and all men are warmly welcome

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Director of Public Health Tracey Oakman has issued a health alert to warn people, especially parents, to be on the look out for symptoms of whooping cough following an increase in cases across the southern NSW region. Whooping cough or pertussis is usually more prevalent during winter and spring. “This year, with more than 660 cases notified to the Public Health Unit, we have seen almost 30 per cent more cases of pertussis than for the same time last year,” Mrs Oakman said. “Whooping cough can be unpleasant for people of any age but it can prove to be very serious in babies, even fatal. Young babies under six months will not have been fully vaccinated so they remain vulnerable


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New CMA manager The Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is proud to announce and welcome Ms Lilian Parker as the new Program Manager (Landscapes) at the CMA’s Wagga Wagga Office. Ms Parker brings with her in excess of 17 years experience in various areas of Environmental and Natural Resource Management. She comes to the Murrumbidgee CMA from the Glenleg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority in South West Victoria where she was the Executive Manager for Catchment and Waterway Health, co-ordinating programs in biodiversity, soil and waterway health, coastal and landscape management, indigenous partnerships, Landcare and community engagement. Prior to this Ms Parker has worked with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority where she coordinated dryland projects in natural resource management, and Murrumbidgee Irrigation where she managed environmental programs and the implementation

of EnviroWise, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) and District Land and Water Management Plan. “We are pleased to have Lilian working with us, and given her diverse community group experience we look forward to a prosperous natural resource management future across the catchment”, Acting General Manager of the Murrumbidgee CMA, Mr Michael Dunn, said. Pictured: Ms Lilian Parker - Program Manager (Landscapes) - Murrumbidgee CMA.

Wild Dog funding to protect nation’s flock Local woolgrower groups are taking action to protect their sheep flocks against wild dogs. To reduce the significant negative impact wild dogs are having on the wool industry and the environment, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is investing half a million dollars, leveraged with funding from local governments and natural resource managers, to help grower groups protect and rebuild their flocks. Wild dogs cost the Australian wool industry an estimated $24.2 million a year in lost production, however, this figure does not take into account the impact wild dogs have on native animals, biodiversity, mental health and the cattle industry. Through aerial baiting, establishing new producer groups and the development of the new wild dog bait PAPP, AWI has already invested close to three quarters of a million dollars in 2010/11 into research to limit the impact wild dogs have on the nation’s wool industry (for details see below). Head of on farm research at AWI, Dr Jane Littlejohn said while higher wool and

sheep prices were injecting confidence into regional communities, many growers remain reluctant to reinvest into sheep due to the losses caused by wild dogs. “Wild dogs are a very significant problem and it takes a co-ordinated and committed effort from many landholders to make a difference. So this new funding is open to producer groups who need resources to implement a community endorsed plan to help fund trappers, baits and grower extension to ensure woolgrowers have the resources they need.” Queensland woolgrower and AgForce representative on the National Wild Dog Management AdvisoryGroup, Peter Lucas, says the funding has come at an important time. “Wild dogs have become a big issue in Queensland and we have seen a lot of people getting out of the wool industry because of the impact the dogs have on production, finance and mental health. “I reckon 50 per cent of the sheep are now gone from the Murweh and Paroo Shires and the main reason is the losses caused by dogs. The numbers of wild dog

are huge, for example in the last 18 months we have been able to take 2000 dogs out of the Murweh shire. This funding will mean we can ensure local programs throughout Queensland keep on running,” Mr Lucas added. Across many parts of the country, dogs are starting to move into areas they have not been in before; so many landholders, through no fault of their own, don’t have the knowledge and expertise to know how to control them. Secretary of the Barnard River Wild Dog Association, Bruce Moore, lost a number of ewes to wild dogs recently. “With the shift in dog movements, we have a lot of people in the NSW northern tablelands who are not equipped to handle the dog problem as they haven’t seen it before. Any assistance is appreciated as it helps us help each other by sharing skills in how to tackle the issue.” Woolgrower groups seeking assistance in protecting their flock from wild dogs should contact AWI.

Supervise dogs to protect livestock Following reports of dogs roaming on rural properties within the South East Livestock Health and Pest Authority, domestic dog owners are being reminded to supervise their dogs at all times to avoid unintentional attacks on livestock. General manager of the South East LHPA, Thomas Ross, said the LHPA had been made aware of recent attacks on livestock in the Jindabyne area, where two domestic dogs involved in the attacks were destroyed by the landholder. “All dogs, including domestic and wild dogs, have the potential to predate on sheep, calves, goats, alpacas and other stock, as well as native wildlife,” he said. “One of the LHPA’s roles is to assist landholders control wild dogs on their land, but we also get requests for advice on how to deal with domestic dogs that have strayed onto private property.

“Domestic dogs must be kept under control and supervision at all times. If a dog strays onto a private property and if the occupier believes it will molest or injure livestock, the landholder has the right to destroy the animal (section 22(5) of the Companion Animals Act 1998). If dogs cause injury to an animal the owner of the dog is liable for damages. “If anyone witnesses a wild dog attacking livestock they should call their local LHPA. If they believe it’s a domestic dog they should notify their local council ranger or the police – these reports need to be timely. “The LHPA rangers can assist if it is a wild dog issue by providing advice and where applicable baits and traps. Local council rangers can assist if the dog causing the damage is a domestic dog as they are authorised under the Companion Animals Act. “Quite often the dogs involved may be attacking livestock on more than one property. By reporting any attacks the rangers can build up a better picture of the situation. “For wild dog control, the most effective results can be achieved by coordinating control efforts over large areas. The LHPA can assist with coordination of group control programs”, Mr Ross said.

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B A BY PO ST Ava Maree Lee

Parents: Hayley and David Lee Born: June 6 Weight: 6lbs, 6oz Siblings: Jackson Lee Grandparents: Mick and Vicki Ryan, Rick and Gail Lee

Ashton Borthwick-Higgs Parents: Patricia and Chris Borthwick-Higgs Born: May 24 Weight: 6lb 3oz 52cm

Lara Elizabeth Cathor

Parents: Fiona and Luke Cathor Born: May 26 7lb 7oz 46cm Grandparents: Elizabeth Stewart, Christine and John Cathor

Axle Adam Fines

Parents: Melissa and Gavin Fines Born: June 20 Weight: 8lb 3oz 58cm Siblings: Noah 18mths, Shae 15yrs, Lara 17yrs

Nate Huey Quodling

Parents: Linda and Charles Quodling Born: May 26 Weight: 7lb 1oz 50.5cm Sibling: Tia 3yrs Grandparents: Carol and Alan Jennings, Margaret and Peter Quodling

Asher Elizabeth Caldwell Parents: Cathy Reed and Matt Caldwell Born: May 28 Weight: 6lb 10oz 49.5cm

Oliver Cane Campbell Parents: Julia Cane and Ian Campbell Born: June 18 Weight: 2.5kg 47cm

Hamish Alexander Irving Fergusson

Parents: Jane and Angus Fergusson Born: May 20 Weight: 9lbs 2 oz (4.15kgs) Siblings: Charli 2yrs and step-brother to Caitlin Galwey 12yrs Grandparents: Judy and Dean Wilkes

Zachariah Alexander Malcolm

Born: June 19 Weight: 6lb 3oz 46cm Siblings: Olivia 2yrs Grandparents: John and Robyn Gibbs, Rita Malcolm

Lucy Rose Rankin

Parents: Shauna Knee and Richard Rankin Born: June 6 3.3kg 49cm Siblings: Catherine and Nicole Grandparents: Ethel Rankin


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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) Cyberchase. (G, R, CC) Behind The News. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) National Press Club Address. (CC) Not All Tea And Scones. (Final, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team. (G, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) The New Inventors. (CC) Spicks And Specks. (CC) Angry Boys. (CC) Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: Ghosts. (M, CC) At The Movies. (PG, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Lizard Kings. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Movie: Innocents In Paris. (53, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) The Bill. (M, R, CC) National Press Club Address. (R, CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) The Saddle Club. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Block. (PG, CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) RPA. (PG, CC) BIG. (Final, PG, CC) Embarrassing Bodies. (M, CC) New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) WIN News. (CC) Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Primetime. (M, CC) New Style Direct. Danoz Direct. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Real Chinese. (G, R, CC) Being French. (G, R, CC) Me Voila! (G, R) Ancient Megastructures. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Little Dorrit. (PG, R, CC) Lead Balloon. (PG, R, CC) News Update. (CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team. (G, R, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Catalyst. (PG, CC) On Trial. (PG, CC) Baker Boys: Inside The Surge. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Live From Abbey Road. (M, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Movie: Things To Come. (b&w, PG, 36, R, CC) What The Future Sounded Like. (PG, R, CC) Late Programs.

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Block. (PG, CC) Inside The Human Body: Creation. (New series, M, CC) An exploration of the human body. Beginning with a look at the biological process which ends in the birth of a child. The NRL Footy Show. (M, CC) WIN News. (CC) The AFL Footy Show. (M, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) 20/20. (R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Children’s Programs. Behind The News Specials. (G, R, CC) Conversations With Australian Artists. (G, R, CC) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) One Plus One. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (R, CC) World’s Greenest Homes. (G, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team: Scargill. (G, R, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) News. (CC) 7.30 ACT. (CC) Collectors. (CC) Taggart. (CC) After a man’s body is found next to a highway underpass, DCI Burke suspects he was murdered elsewhere before being dumped at the scene. Hustle. (PG, CC) The gang finds themselves confronted by the consequences of a recent con job. Lateline. (CC) Home Time. (Final, M, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+) Rage. (PG)

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: The Clearing. (M, 04, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Last Chance Surgery. (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Deep Blue. (PG, R, CC) An epic voyage through the last great frontier on Earth – the ocean. Features an up-close look at a variety of marine life such as sharks and killer whales, and explores the ocean’s pitch-black chasms. 10.00 Tennis. (CC) Wimbledon. Day 11. Men’s singles and doubles semifinals. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England. With commentary from John Newcombe, Rennae Stubbs and Sam Smith. 4.00 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 15. Western Bulldogs v Melbourne.

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Early News. (CC) Me And My Monsters. (C, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (CC) Offspring. (M, CC) Exhilarated after their night of passion, Nina is determined to master the art of the “casual fling”. The Defenders. (M, CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Ally McBeal. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG) Religious Programs.

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WorldWatch. Movie: The Ball. (M, 06, R) Salam Café. (PG, R, CC) Journos: Mark. (PG, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) Go Back To Where You Came From. (M, CC) Part 2 of 3. In order to challenge their preconceived notions, six Australians embark on a journey retracing the footsteps of refugees and asylum seekers. World News Australia. (CC) Movie: Gordos. (MA15+, 09, R) Movie: Hawaii, Oslo. (M, 04, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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sbs one Early News. (CC) The Elephant Princess. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Everyday Gourmet. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (G, CC) Law & Order: SVU. (M, CC) District Attorney Casey Novak goes head-tohead with Joe Dekker in a sexual assault case which, for at least Joe, is personal. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (R, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) The Starter Wife. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG) Religious Programs.

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Everyday Gourmet. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (CC) Gary and George are joined by guest chefs Fleur Sullivan, Simon Gault, Martin Bosley and Al Brown for a MasterClass. Burn Notice. (M, CC) Law & Order. (M, CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (R, CC) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Food Lovers’ Guide. (G, R, CC) Don Matteo. (PG, R) Dateline. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) French Food Safari. (New series, G, CC) Lyndey & Blair’s Taste Of Greece. (CC) Go Back To Where You Came From. (M, CC) Part 3 of 3. In order to challenge their preconceived notions, six ordinary Australians embark on a confronting 25-day journey retracing the footsteps of refugees and asylum seekers. World News Australia. (CC) Movie: Blood Brothers. (AV15+, 07, R) Movie: The Edukators. (M, 04, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Soccer. FIFA U-17 World Cup. Australia v Brazil. From Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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6.00 Rage. (G) 10.00 Rage. (PG) 11.00 Willie’s Chocolate Revolution. (Final, G, R, CC) 12.00 Collectors. (R, CC) 12.30 Australian Story. (R, CC) 1.00 Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) 1.30 The Trophy Room. (Final, PG, R, CC) 2.00 Medicine Men Go Wild. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 13. Eastwood v Sydney University. 5.00 Bowls. Moama International Tri Series. Women’s Singles. Scotland v England. 6.00 James Martin’s Champagne. (G, R, CC) 6.30 Gardening Australia. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Kingdom. (R, CC) 8.25 New Tricks. (PG, R, CC) Brian Lane undergoes treatment for his drinking problem. 9.20 Outcasts. (M, CC) Julius continues to undermine Tate’s presidency as he plots the destruction of the ACs. 10.20 The Graham Norton Show. (R, CC) 11.10 Durham County. (Final, M, R, CC) 12.05 Doctor Who. (PG, R, CC) 12.50 Rage. (MA15+) 5.00 Rage. (PG)

6.00 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 15. Western Bulldogs v Melbourne. Continued. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 6.30 Stitch! (G) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 9.00 Saturday Disney. (G, CC) 11.00 Possum’s Club. (G) 11.30 Legend Of Enyo. (C, R, CC) 12.00 Castaway. (C, CC) 12.30 Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Utes. 1.30 V8 Xtra. (G, CC) 2.00 Marie Claire: Under The Cover. (PG) 2.30 Movie: Uptown Girls. (PG, 03, R, CC) 4.30 What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) 5.00 Guide To The Good Life. (G) 5.30 Sydney Weekender. (G) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Movie: Race To Witch Mountain. (PG, 09, CC) 8.30 Movie: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. (M, 08, CC) Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend. 10.30 Tennis. (CC) Wimbledon. Day 12. Women’s singles final. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England. With commentary from John Newcombe, Rennae Stubbs and Sam Smith. 4.00 Home Shopping. (G)

6.00 Go, Diego! Go! (G, R) 6.30 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 7.00 Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) 9.00 Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) 11.00 Children’s Programs. 1.00 Lockie Leonard. (C, CC) 1.30 A Gurls Wurld. (New series, C, CC) 2.00 The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) 2.30 Movie: Which Way To The Front? (G, 70, R, CC) 4.30 Fishing Australia. (G, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Discover Downunder. (G) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) 7.30 The Block. (PG, CC) 8.00 Movie: Marley & Me. (PG, 08, R, CC) Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner. 10.20 Movie: No Reservations. (PG, 07, R, CC) Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin. 12.30 Movie: The Wild Bunch. (AV15+, 69, R) 3.10 The Avengers. (PG, R) 4.05 Danoz Direct. (G, R) 4.30 New Style Direct. 5.00 Creflo A Dollar. (PG) 5.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (G, R)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) World’s Strictest Parents. (PG, R, CC) Minute To Win It. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Mr 3000. (PG, 04, R) Football. AFL. Round 15. Collingwood v Hawthorn. From the MCG. Mercurio’s Menu. (G, R, CC) Mercurio’s Menu. (G, CC) News. (CC) Dancing With The Stars. (G, CC) Downton Abbey. (PG, CC) Sybil’s political aspirations land her in trouble. Matthew and Mary’s relationship takes an unexpected twist. Edith may have found an admirer at last. Castle. (M, R, CC) Tennis. (CC) Wimbledon. Day 13. Men’s singles final. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England. Hosted by Todd Woodbridge, with commentary from John Newcombe, Rennae Stubbs, Sam Smith and Geoff Masters. Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Kitchen Whiz. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Block. (PG, CC) RBT. (PG, CC) Sea Patrol: Damage Control. (M, CC) Mike fears his son has been murdered. CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) Two And A Half Men. (M, R, CC) Balls Of Steel. (MA15+, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) 20/20. (CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Matlock Police. (M) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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»»BUSINESS OF THE WEEK«« Countrywide Wool Pty Ltd - Ph: 6452 2262

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Do you want top returns for your wool? Do you want a 6-week free interest shearing allowance? Want to receive a flat rate on your wool selling? Then deal with the people who know the industry – Countrywide Wool Pty Ltd! David Abraham and his wife Maree, along with manager, Michael Connellan, offer weighing and paying on the spot, as well as full auction service with Landmark as their wool broker. David began working in the wool industry in the mid ‘70s as a junior wool buyer. After fourteen years he had a break away from the industry and returned two years later working for Landmark. In 1996, David along with his wife Maree began operating Countrywide Wool Pty Ltd in Polo Flat. David and Maree will celebrate 15 years in the business this June. Countrywide Wool has a strong clientele right Pty Ltd is where you need to go for all your wool selling across the Monaro and Queanbeyan, and even needs. “If you want top returns, deal with the people who down to the Victorian border. With over 30 years experience, Countrywide Wool know the industry - Your business is our business!”

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Country Mobility Trends Country Wide Wool C & C Wassink - Self Storage Cooma Sand & Concrete High Country Kitchens Elgas Snowy Sheds Southern Service Centre Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters High Country Truss & Frames Summit Smash Repiars Cooma Pavers

Country Wide Wool Pty Ltd

Wool Buyers Closed Mondays Can be open by appointment

OPEN TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 8:00am - 4pm Till long weekend in October 2011 Phone: David Abraham P. 02 6452 2262 M. 0417 431 966 F. 02 6452 4448 18 Holland Road, Polo Flat Cooma

17 Thiess Ave, Polo Flat Cooma 2630 Ph: 6452 1736 Fax: 6452 1737



various shed sizes available very reasonable rates fully secured premises long or short term rental Packing boxes, plastic sheets and wraps now available for all your packing requirements

For enquiries phone Cathy: Mob 0417 274 010 • A/H 6452 1511 • 1 Airstrip Rd, Polo Flat EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE

SOUTHERN SERVICE CENTRE Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services Gregory Abraham ANIAME

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630

Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485

MTA • LMD 12556

»»BUSINESS OF THE WEEK«« ELGAS Cooma and Snowy Mountains - Ph: 131 161 Elgas Cooma Snowy Mountains is a team of dedicated staff with an area that stretches from Williamsdale in the north to Bonang Victoria (south of Delegate) in the south and Yarrangobilly Caves in the west to Bombala in the east. All staff are locals who know the area like the back of their hands and are dedicated to providing quality service and technical skills. Elgas operates tankers out of both Cooma and Jindabyne depots, the tankers service the requirements of both bulk and domestic Easygas customers. Ron Goggin, Paul Rowson and Adrian Studley are highly experienced operators who are well known in their patches. The cylinder delivery driver Stumpy Wallis, a man with a ready smile, is charged with the responsibility of delivering LPGas cylinders for new installations, exchange and swap and go customers. If

you are after technical expertise, Alan Kelly with over 35 years experience has a wealth ready knowledge. And in the Cooma office Carol Robinson is tasked with fulfilling customer and appliance sales inquiries. Tim Corkill, the manager, has the enjoyable task of directing operations. To assist with providing the best quality local service, Elgas also has local cylinder exchange and appliance sales agents based in Cooma, Jindabyne, Berridale, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Delegate. And if you are after gas appliance sales you can contact 131161 to get the latest catalogue and advice.





Makers of concrete products



Materials & advice from qualified landscapers


2 KAISER ST, POLO FLAT PH: 0432-56-16-56

When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you can’t beat

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains

Phone: 131 161 For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

LTD For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

High Country Kitchens



Polo Flat Rd, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: (02) 6452 2412 Fax: (02) 6452 1537

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers


General Road Freight Service

Office & Wool Store 41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:


54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

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

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

Everybody Needs a Shed!!! Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

24 Hour Tilt Tray Towing Service Insurance & Private work Car-O-Liner Measuring System

QUALITY KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, VANITIES & WARDROBES Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

All Types of Spray Painting From Touch-up to Full Resprays Specialising in Baked Enamel Finishes Windscreens Fitted

Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

Proud builder of Kitome Distributor of Bushmans Tanks

9 Polo Flat Rd Cooma Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

Authorised Distributor


Directory Guide

Wednesday June 29, 2011

Tell them how good a job you can do! Builders







BUILDERS Licence No. 148112C

ABN 97 072 581 013

• Extensions • Alterations • New Homes • Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations • Window, Door and Roof Replacement • Vinyl Cladding Installer and Agent with 50 Years Product Guarantee • Commercial Constructions • Licensed Asbestos Removal


0404 094 161 Licence No. 120636C


0418 635 037 Licence No. 11485

LIC NO: 37754


Phone/Fax: 6452 1993

18 Bent St, Cooma NSW 2630


• Licensed Floor & Wall Tiler, Waterproofer and Asbestos Remover • Specialising in Bathroom Renovations & Leaking Shower Repairs • Servicing the Cooma/Monaro and Snowy Areas • Obligation Free Quotes

Mobile 0412 902 303 Home 64589285

Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning




PO Box 661 Cooma NSW 2630


Magiclean • Carpet and Upholstery STEAM • Cleaning and Protection • Window Cleaning, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning. • Hard Surface Strip & Polish, (Tiles, Lino & Slate) • Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

24 Hour Emergency Flood Relief 02 6452 7648 0402 205 987 Ph/Fax: Email: Wildlife Rescue





Ph : 0406 995 228

Email : Tree Services

Dog Grooming and Training


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Dog Training Classes for all ages. Puppy Classes Junior Classes Advanced and Agility Classes Behavioural Consultations Socialisation Group

Phone: 6452 3835 or 0414 670 181


PH: 6454 1142 MOB: 0427 270 492

Directory Guide

Wednesday June 29, 2011


Tell them how good a job you can do! Funeral Services



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43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 Alan & Catherine Dodd

Auto Dismantling New & Used Spare Parts Mechanical Repairs Rego Checks Tyres - New, Used & Recaps New Trailers

Relax. Our flood cover is automatic.


Unlike most insurers, GIO Home and Contents Insurance gives you automatic cover for flood damage, including flash floods, storms and rising rivers, as well as flooding from dishwashers and hot water systems, burst pipes, tsunamis and more. Visit your local GIO Agent at 51 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630 or call 6452 3474.

Providing a professional and understanding service

With convenience of arrangements In your home or at our premises 24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality

404 Monaro Hwy PO Box 981 Cooma NSW 2630

Ph: 02 6452 5250 Fax: 02 6452 5549 Mob: 0414 484 180

Catherina Evans is an Authorised Representative of GIO General Limited/Ltd ABN 22 002 861 583 AFS Licence No 229873, the issuer of these products. High tides and rising sea levels are not covered. Other conditions and exclusions also apply. Approved applicants only. Please read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions regarding any of our Home and Contents Insurance products. Contact GIO on 13 10 10 for a copy. 16583 23/03/11 A





Firewood Supply Service


Finding Nemo Jumping Castle

FREE QUOTES 12m Tipper 5.5 Tonne Excavator

Ride-on Lawnmower

with Grab



Ph: 6452 1705

Covering all areas

WELCOME TO THE NEW LOOK FISK & NAGLE · Amanda Rook: Sales · Chrissy Humphreys: Property Manager · Kelly Bertossi: Sales/Administration · Caroline Lynch: Property Management

Individual private lessons tailored to suit your goals.

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street COOMA Ph: (02) 6452 6067



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Painting Services

Lloyd Campbell





For next eye testing contact Mob 0412 439 550 Visioncare and DVA suppliers 171 Sharp Street Cooma Ph/Fax 6452 1048 1800 678 880 Mob 0412 439 550


We teach all these guitar styles and more: - Contemporary rock, - Hits from the 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s & 50’s - Country - Blues - Classical



Shop 3 Centennial Plaza, Cooma Ph: 6452 4043

Rock guitar lessons now available. What ever music you’re into we’ll have you playing like a pro in no time. Metallica, ac/dc, red hot chili peppers, green day, Jack Johnson...


• Exceptional service • Top quality product • Life time warranty • 3M Quality guaranteed • FREE courtesy car for your convenience • Toyota trained

A new location and a new fresh approach to property management and sales.


Dean 0417 671 062 Michelle 0488 040 843

Window Tinting


Music Lessons

Ph: 6454 6044 Owner Operator Insured

17m Cherry Picker

Buy it by the Bag, ute/trailer, or save and buy bulk Cubic m³, pick up or delivery available.

4 Vale St, Cooma

Dean Hooper

• Domestic and Commercial • Interior and Exterior • New work and repaints



Lloyd Campbell Painting SERVICES ALSO PO Box 1440 Cooma AVAILABLE Phone: 6452 3494 Mobile: 0413357423 Email:

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Casual position 2-3 days per week. Some Saturday mornings. Must have great customer services skills and be reliable, honest and tidy. Requires some heavy lifting.

Winter trading hours are: July, August and September 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month only.

WELDER/BOILERMAKER Must be fully qualified and experienced in steel erection and site work as this will be majority of the position. Good conditions and above award wages. Please send resume to: The Manager, Cooma Steel Co. PTY LTD P.O. BOX 124 Cooma, NSW 2630 Applications close on Friday 8th July


Of Jindabyne Equestrian Resort is regrettable for sale for family reasons. Classified as “Rural Tourist Accommodation” it acc. 20 guests. Built on 8 acres, with separate “Freehold Title” and operates in conjunction with the Resort - ALL YEAR ROUND It has attached, via dble carport, a 3 bedroom luxury Managers flat and offers in the basement space for another possible horse related business. This is a golden opportunity to invest in “Inflation Proof” money making Real Estate. P.O.A Would suit retired couple, who are too young to do nothing or a young couple, looking for a nice place to live and have an income at the same time. For further information view:

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES EQUITY DIVISION PROBATE After 14 days from publication of this notice an Application for Probate of the Will dated 11 April 2005 of WILLI ALFRED THIELMANN (in the will called Willie Alfred Thielmann) late of Cooma, will be made by Renate Winckel and Dianne Bennion. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon the Estate to Last and Maxwell, Solicitors, Barristers, Conveyancers and Notaries, 12 Bombala Street, COOMA NSW 2630, DX 5527 COOMA, Ph: 02 6452 3877. Cooma Pastoral & Agricultural Association The 137th Annual General Meeting of the Cooma Show Society will be held Thursday 14th July 2011 at 7pm in the Coombah Lounge Cooma Ex-Services Club Vale St Cooma.


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LITCHFIELD, Patrick William Owen (Doc) Originally of “Springwell” Cooma, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18th 2011 at his residence, Tura beach. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved husband of Stephanie, father of Gordon, Alexander (Sandy) and William. Grandfather to Dylan, Alana, Jock, Simon, Rose, Anouk and a little one to be born this November. The relatives and friends of the late PATRICK WILLIAM OWEN LITCHFIELD attended the funeral service held in the Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, Cooma, on Monday 27th of June 2011, which commenced at 10 am. At the conclusion of the service the family invited all to join them for refreshments in the church hall. Those attending then proceeded from Cooma to Beloko at 2:30 pm.

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Ladies Stallions Oztag 7 -3 win A battered ladies Oztag team travelled to Tathra on Sunday, hoping to get their first win on the road. The girls wore pink socks in recognition of the Women in League round, and were hoping to come away with the points in honour of all the amazing women who are associated with the sport. Thankfully, they weren’t to be disappointed. The Cooma girls were dominant with defence holding strong and unrelenting attack keeping Tathra at bay. The girls posted first points through an early long range try to stand-in captain Anna Steel, which opened the flood gates for the girls from the mountains to take control. Abby Schofield was a constant headache for the Tathra team in the first half, and taking the ball on the wing she flirted with the sideline and shimmied her way around defenders then ran 40 metres to score under the posts. The individual efforts of Jade Lee brought more long range points to the Cooma team, but it was through a combined effort from all players that the success came. Meg Bracher finished off an attacking play by scoring out on the wing and was unlucky not to bag a double, following through an expertly weighted kick by A. Schofield which was ruled to have been knocked on. Going into half time, the girls were hungry for success and confident in their abilities. The Cooma girls were comfortable in the second half and despite casual defensive efforts which led to Tathra tries, they never looked like giving up their lead. Abby and Kate Schofield posted further points and eager support from all players had the opposition scrambling in defence. Georgie Clarke’s attacking efforts sadly fell short of the try line, but committed attack and defence from Alana Nichols, newcomer Patrice Ingram and

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Sandy “Mumma Schoie” Schofield ensured that Cooma walked away victorious, for their first time away from home. Points, as awarded by superb water-people Alicia Clarke, Tony Clarke and Nathan Smith, went to A. Steel (3), A. Schofield (2) and P. Ingram (1), with players’ player A. Schofield. Cooma 7 (A. Schofield (3), A. Steel, J. Lee, M. Bracher, K. Schofield) def. Tathra 3

Above: Meg Bracher and Tara. Left: Abby Schofield on the burst. Abby scored three tries in last Sunday’s match.


Wednesday June 29, 2011

Lisa Ashurst

New cars have a lot of fancy gadgets these days, don’t they! Once upon a time cars just came with things like speedometers, clocks, radios and fanned-air settings of warm or cold, unless you went up market a bit in which case you got actual air conditioning! Then they got CD players and wrap around sound systems but basically they were something you got into and drove. Today though cars have phone and iPod apps, DVD players, voice recognition technology and a dozen other non-driving things that all come up on a screen on the dashboard. Fine, some of us get off on gadgetry but other than the sat nav (really useful for someone like me who is less than competent with finding her way around in strange places) do we really need the distraction because I’m convinced that’s what some of those things could end up being. A car is supposed to be a means of convenience that allows us to travel from Point A to Point B and beyond in reasonable comfort. Driving it requires our full concentration so that we arrive at our chosen destination in one piece instead of ending up in pieces all over the highway. Is it really possible then to drive safely and competently

while communicating with all the doodads? The gadget tragics will no doubt support all this gear and swear blind that no, fun inclusions do not distract from driving, adding that anyone can scroll through the menus and still drive so long as they keep at least one eye on the road most of the time so therefore the doodads are safe. Which brings me to my next question; why do we need all these things in cars anyway? To me it’s a bit like people who feel they have to go shopping on ANZAC Day or take their mobile phone with them when they go to the flicks or out to dinner. If you can’t bear to be in your car sans iPod apps or some of those other completely unnecessary additions to the dashboard then there’s something wrong. You are supposed to be focused on driving the car, not entertaining yourself and your passengers. Problem is that car manufacturers have managed to brainwash a lot of us into thinking we have to have a car with a flashy menu loaded with stuff that we just don’t need to have in a car and now a lot of people seem to expect them to be standard features. A radio come DVD player is fine, along with some decent air conditioning, but I think the rest of it would be better off at home in the lounge room or something. I could do with a sat nav though.

More rural Australians urged to take home bowel cancer test “The good news is that 90 percent of bowel cancer cases can be cured if found early, so it is important that people over 50 take advantage of the FOBT—you can get it from the chemist, and it is free for those turning 50, 55 and 65. “Some aspects of rural jobs like farming and mining are considered quite dangerous and there are all sorts of OH&S regulations to help save lives. “But just as you shouldn’t drive a tractor without a roll-bar, you shouldn’t miss your FOBT once you reach the age of 50.” The Cancer Council, National Health and Medical Research Council and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners recommend that those without symptoms or a family history of bowel cancer screen with an FOBT at least every two years from the age of 50. “If you aren’t sure what it is all about, talk to your GP about it the next time you have an appointment. FOBT can pick up bowel cancer very early, so it isimportant that all rural Australians from 50 years on take advantage of this important and painless test” Dr Rischbieth said.

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Rural doctors are urging more rural Australians to undertake a painless, athome bowel cancer test to help reduce deaths by cancer. The call follows recent Cancer Council research which shows that although more than 80% of people aged 50 and over are aware of the simple, at-home screening test for bowel cancer, less than half of those aware of the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) have actually done the test. Vice President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Dr Peter Rischbieth, said the research again highlights the importance of early testing. “The Cancer Council’s figures on death rates from bowel cancer continue to be really worrying—it is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer. “Of all rural deaths, around one-third are caused by various types of cancer. “Cancer sufferers in the bush have poorer survival rates than those in major metropolitan centres, and the further from a city you are, the more likely you are to die within five years of diagnosis, depending on the type of cancer you have.

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CROSSWORD Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. State 10-across with 10-across of Belgrade and the Serbian state (8) 5. Commotion about war games in a northern 10-across (6) 10 and 11-across. TOP AND TAIL MADE THE POST (7,7) 12. Bound to turn over fifty-fifty (6) 13. Stay riper when processed the day before (8) 15. Flat broke, rent due, test it ... (9) 17. ... with wages, keeping two dollars for rice (5) 18. Saucy, hot 10-across (5) 19. Brooks rub one the wrong way as 21-across's predecessor (9) 21. Preserve Yogi in the nation's 10-across (8) 23. 10-across spread steaming over the counter (6) 26. Build up general practice (7) 27. Wash-out's failing heart in an African tongue (7) 28. Send off parcels year by year to 19-across's rival (6) 29. Raw deal with assistant in 10-across (8) DOWN 1. Dollar showed the way to be bent (7) 2. Drive a mile, roughly, without parking (5) 3. Wash exterior off gold and unexpectedly hit a huge mass of rock (9) 4. Stream line culture (4) 6. Change address, leaving them empty right from the start (5) 7. Little Red Ken appropriated our holiday home (9) 8. O. Henry's unsavoury diner (7) 9. Legally order editor to be arrested if he's supposed to be guilty (9) 14. Double-decker overturned, fused and sank (9) 16. Choked by gnarled growth beneath the street (9) 17. Opportunity for paparazzi to chop out everyone (5,4) 18. Storemen for Kerry and James (7) 20. Tangle with ten drunk on port, maybe ... (7) 22. ... a bit of free riesling would be just as disturbing (5) 24. Accused lawbreaker's invention believed implicitly at first (5) 25. Worn suede material loses finish (4)




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ACROSS 1. An old Russian woman (8) 5. Spain and Portugal (6) 10. Rope and anchor with multiple hooks (7) 11. Windpipe (7) 12. Small boat, runabout (6) 13. Sinister character who controls another's mind (8) 15. Sausage dog (9) 17. Passageway between rows of seats (5) 18. Sheen (5) 19. Athenian citadel with the Parthenon (9) 21. Written justification for one's beliefs or conduct (8) 23. Dodge work (6) 26. Tableland (7) 27. Dry spell (7) 28. Petroleum distillate (6) 29. Cripple, render immobile (8)


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Wednesday June 29, 2011

Zone athletics carnival Last Thursday, June 23, the zone athletics carnival took place at the Snowy Oval in Cooma. The event drew approximately 500600 students from nine schools across the Eurobodalla region for a combined schools carnival to compete for the South Coast area carnival held at Bruce Stadium in Canberra. This is the third year in a row that Monaro High School has hosted the carnival. Much organisation went into the

day with four staff members, 30 PASS and SLR students and P&C president, Debbie Thomas, keeping the day flowing with their persistent hard work and organisational skills. Julie Brown and Norma Dietrich kindly provided food for all present while operating the canteen throughout the day. Zone team manager, Alicia Clarke, will accompany successful students to the area carnival to be held later in the year.

Batemans Bay High student, Rhys Lloyd, cleared the bar in the high jump.

Hot winter golf scores Cooma Golf with Garry Atkinson Over the weekend Cooma golfers saw some high scoring individual rounds more akin to summer golf with a marvellous 44 by ex-local Rowan Smiles on Sunday and an equally fine round by Tony Monday also with 44. A great 42 points by Steve Young on Saturday capped off the weekend and the high scoring. You really needed 40 or better in the stableford competitions to be in the hunt. On Saturday the A grade winner was Steve Young with 42 stableford points. Word has it that Steve had only 22 putts for the round and is now giving lessons on the putting green. Runner up was Matthew Hanna with 40 points. In B grade Mike Introna came up trumps with 39 points

from Mick Boyce also with 39. C grade was taken out by Alan McDonald with 39 points from Ken Ganya close behind on 38. Ball winners went down to Tony Monday on 35 points. The following day, on Sunday June 26, a single stableford saw Tathra visitor and ex-local Rowan Smiles absolutely blitz the A grade field with a fine 44 points. The B grade winner was Dave Ware with a pleasing return to form to compile a super 42 points. C grade was taken out by smooth swinging Tony Monday who had the equal highest score for the weekend also with 44 points. Ball winners went down to 36 points. Nearest the pins went to Jim Winckel on the ninth and Dieter Seubert on

the 11th. Wednesday’s results were not at hand at the time of writing. Next Wednesday sees an individual stableford, on Saturday there is the always popular monthly medal and the qualifying round for the matchplay knockout event. Sunday sees an individual stableford and round nine of the super stableford. As the club moves to a fully online booking system members are encouraged to book online at cooma. The match committee thank all members who are currently using the new booking system. See you on the course.

Successful Tubbul ladies campdraft Pam Hart Tubbul Campdraft Inc held their Ladies Pink Campdraft School on 28 & 29th of May, and what a wonderful success it was! Seventy one ladies saddled up for a weekend of instruction, learning and fun, while raising money to support Breast Cancer sufferers. Freed from the duties of work, husbands, kids and housework, all ladies attending came along with a happy and positive approach which endured them to the eight instructors. These were: Ken Bolton, Mick Ward, Chrissie & Matt French, Paul Spears, Dean Hann, Melissa Jobb and Simon Dodwell. Riders were split into eight groups and spent two hour with each instructor. The catering for the weekend was fabulous, bacon and egg breakfasts with delicious cakes, scones and slices for morning tea and hot lunches each day. The Saturday night meal was a fantastic roast with all the trimmings, followed by a choice of Sticky Date Pudding, Caramel sauce and Ice-Cream or Golden Syrup Dumplings and Ice-Cream. I’ll tell you, the choosing was the only hard part! Each lady rider was presented with a gift bag from the




Tubbul Campdraft as a thank you for attending the school, and each instructor was given a small gift in appreciation of their assistance and willingness to help raise funds for such a worthy cause. Then the eagerly awaited draw for “Chansit Touchapink” was conducted, with a very excited Maureen Hulm when her name was drawn. This classy palomino gelding was bred, broken in, and trained by Chrissie & Matt French of Chansit ASH Stud. He was also named for the occasion!

The ladies draft at Tubbul. Photo supplied by Pam Hart.

The hand over for this young horse will be at the Tubbul annual Campdraft to be held on November 5 and 6. This will ensure that Chrissie is completely satisfied with the level of training he has received when she starts him in the Maiden Draft that weekend.

A monster raffle was conducted, with the first prize of a stallion service to One Moor Playboy, kindly donated by Tom Williamson and won by Angela Nash. This was followed by forty other prizes. Then the fun began! The ladies all let their hair down dancing and singing to the great music supplied by ‘Double Back’. The atmosphere was happy and carefree and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Sunday afternoon each lady had an outside run, assisted by a running commentary by Mick Ward to help position them, and get the beast around. Some assistance was lent by the other instructors when they acted as hazer’s if the need arose. I wish to express my extreme thanks to the many helpers who made themselves available to help with the catering. A wonderful team of workers, most of whom are personal friends. Thank you - we couldn’t have done it without you! The feedback has all been positive, with all riders telling us we will have to do it all again next year! We are happy to advise that the local Can Assist will benefit by $15,000 after the event, which is all earmarked to help Breast Cancer sufferers with cost of medication, accommodation and travel etc.

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Cats down by a point in Snowy thriller

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Eels v Brisbane Panthers v Bulldogs Sharks v Rabbits Dragons v Knights Roosters v Raiders Michael Gratwick going in for the tackle against Yass in his 150th game for the Cats. The Cooma Cats have gone down took the chance to bring some by a solitary point to arch rival Yass good old fashion Cooma toughness in a thrilling AFL Canberra Division to the game against an opposition Four encounter at Snowy Oval on the renowned for their physical style. Mick Gratwick played like a man possessed weekend. The final score read Cooma Cats 11- throwing himself fearlessly into the 11-77 defeated by the Yass Kangaroos packs in defence, despite having his head opened up in mysterious 11-12-78. The dramatic loss sees the Roos circumstances in the third quarter. Rob nudge the Cats out of the top four on Brown also returned from nagging percentage as the battle for a place in injury problems to add his speed and the finals heads deep into the second on-field leadership skills to the mix. Stu Wood again proved speed is half of the season. After 10 rounds, the Cats are half a not always the most important football game clear of the ADFA Rams who are asset with his uncanny ability to in sixth spot and caused the upset of position himself at the drop of the ball the round with a close fought win over without seeming to chase it all over the second placed ANU. The Tuggeranong park. Dave Clyde and Lee Mason also Hawks remain the competition front proved what stalwarts they were with runners with Cootamundra joining Yass their never say die commitment, along with Mal Paterson, Jimmy Russell, and ANU in the top four. But while the disappointment on the faces of Cooma players and fans alike was palpable when the final siren sounded at Snowy Oval on Saturday afternoon, a number of underlying messages were there for all to see. The Cats deserve to be considered a finals contender for 2011. And there is no reason why the Cats can’t join in the September finals action for the first time in over 20 years. Yass have had the wood on the Cats for many seasons and with Mal Paterson had a strong game. the Cooma side finding great form this season it was hoped that at last the Roos would be sent Travis Duroux, Greg Abrahamffy, hopping. But through a combination of many Tony Fleming and Corey Tucker. Mark reasons, up to eight of the Cooma Fitzgerald was again made up with his “new bloods” became unavailable for limited game experience with sheer this vital clash and it was left to the physicality and Mal Green did his best Cats’ “Old Guard” to take the game until succumbing to a hamstring. In fact every player who pulled on a up to the Roos and show the Cats’ Cats’ jumper on Saturday, right down colours. While much of the Cats’ success this to young John Hukens, exemplified year has been attributed to the snaring what the Cooma Cats are all about – a of a number of new players who have club for whom playing AFL footy for the added much needed youth, speed and love of the game is first and foremost. And this club spirit was also skills (such as Mitch McKenzie and Daniel Sainsbury), a footy team is so reinforced through the support of Cats’ supporters who came out in numbers much more than just a few stars. As any long term supporter of the and supported the team in a way the Cats who was at Saturday’s game town could be proud, along with the club volunteers including Kev helping run the position board for Azzo, Dulcie and Kylie on the canteen, Dave with the goal umpire flags, Ian and many others. And not forgetting all the club’s sponsors, including the Cats’ major sponsor Dodds Hotel. The loss to Yass was disappointing. Being nudged out of the top four was disappointing. That a number of new key players became unavailable at the last moment was disappointing too. But these disappointments come and go from week to week – that’s football. Corey Tucker also performed well on Saturday. What is worth noting is the depth of the club and the commitment of everyone will attest to, it was these “Old Guard” involved to make the Cats what they players who stood up and were are. counted when it mattered and almost Next Sunday the Cats are up to pulled off what would have been an Canberra to take on second-placed historic victory. ANU. This will be another big test for Shaun Allen came back from injury the Cats and there is no reason why to add his rucking skills and tall mobility the Cooma side won’t be able to cause across the field. Daniel Shirvington an upset with a win.



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Marsicano a champion at last Cooma bowler Peter Marsicano was finally The final score was 31 – 23 with Marsicano Mel Storta both lost the finals of their singles rewarded for his outstanding efforts in his the deserved winner but Venables could walk matches by the narrowest of margins. Croker Club’s singles championships when he won away from the game with his head held high lost the final of the senior singles to Narooma’s Clem Hochkins by 31 – 30. as he had played very well. the minor singles final on Saturday. Storta won had a good win in the semi final Venables had some consolation, and just His win was the highlight of a weekend when bowlers made the most of the reward for his recent good form, on Sunday of the reserve singles and looked to be in a magnificent winter sunshine both at home and when he teamed with Cobber Seears to win strong position to take out the final. However, another Narooma player, Peter in zone championships Robson, fought back strongly to at Bodalla. grab a 31 – 29 win. Marsicano, playing in The record of narrow final his fourth singles final losses continued on Sunday. in two years, struggled Storta played with Waynne early but finished in style Lodge in the reserve pairs. They to win a high quality defeated a Tura Beach team match against Geoff in the semi only to go down Venables. Venables was 16 – 14 in the final against Phil in great touch early and Chittick and Nathan Cuzner from dominated the first half Kangaroo Valley. of the game. In a big weekend at home, After 18 ends Venables play also started in the mixed had established a 19 pairs championship. Una and – 11 advantage and Colin Roberson managed to looked like again spoiling outscore Dot and Kevin Jackson Marsicano’s quest by 24 – 16 with a haul of 7 shots for a title. In fact, the on one end proving crucial. lead could have been Daphne Fraser and Peter greater apart from some Caldwell staked their claim for last ditch efforts from Combatants in the pairs semis on Sunday, Xin Cottam, Cobber Seears, the title with a powerful display Marsicano that allowed Geoff Venables and Jim Fletcher. against Mario Frezza and Teresa him to grab a couple of Botto winning 31 – 12. Renate shots when he was two Winckel and John Vincent had a or three down. From the 19th end the game changed. through to the final of the minor pairs. They close 19 – 15 win over Mary Phillips and Keith Marsicano started to find his range and the proved too steady for Xin Cottam and Jim Goodwin in a very tight affair. Olga Jebbink rub of the green favoured him on several Fletcher. Cottam and Fletcher actually won and Sergio Roncelli stormed home over the ends. Where Venables had won 12 of the first more ends but they had some very bad ends last four ends to beat Mick and Cheryl Meillon. The Meillons held a narrow 15 – 14 lead after 18 ends, Marsicano won 10 of the next 14! – they dropped two fives and a four! Venables and Seears will play Wayne 17 ends only to see their opponents pick up However, it wasn’t until the 28th end that he Fogarty and Colin Roberson in the final next 12 shots on the last four ends to win 26 – hit the front – by 24 – 22. 15. Marsicano played some fantastic bowls Saturday. The final of the minor pairs between At Bodalla, Cooma players competed in over the last five ends with most of his bowls within a foot of the jack. Try as he might the zone 7 finals of the senior and President’s Wayne Fogarty and Colin Roberson and Venables could not counteract this great play. reserve singles and pairs. Terry Croker and Cobber Seears and Geoff Venables will be

District womens bowls group finals Tuesday June 21 saw the end of the F Group finals and what a game it was. Ayleen Madden from Adaminaby representing Snowy Mountains was the winner of the singles. Congratulations Ayleen. On Monday the game was between Kay Thurlow from Moruya representing Far South Coast and Annabel Gammon from Tathra , representing Bega Imlay. Both seemed intent on seeing who could hit the jack the most but after a very even game, Kay was the eventual winner. On Tuesday Ayleen Madden from Adaminaby, representing Snowy Mountains played Kay Thurlow.

Ayleen made a slow start but then started to play her usual game and was the eventual Group winner. She will now go on to play at the State finals at Tuncurry in October. Good luck Ayleen. Annabel was a former member from Coolamatong (now closed) and won many competitions while she lived there. We are pleased to see her doing so well in her new club at Tathra, where she now resides. Don’t forget that the annual meeting of our District will be held on Monday July 11 at 10:00am. It is an open meeting and will be followed by a shared lunch.

played this Saturday. There will also be two matches in the mixed pairs. Jim Fletcher and Leonie Snell will play Janet and Artur Baumhammer while Cathy and Tony Gray are drawn to play Lorraine West and Neil McGregor. All players need to be aware that for the next few weeks all bowls will start at 12.30 pm. For those playing social bowls names will need to be in by 11.30 am.

Veronica Crowe was made a life member of the Cooma womens bowling Club last Sunday.

Rugby league reunion Players from the 1961 rugby league grand final between Jindabyne and The Rovers are invited to a reunion. Former Jindabyne player Clyde ‘Bodgie’ Watts is arranging for the remaining eight Jindabyne players to meet in Cooma early in July. They would like to catch up with as many of the Rovers players as possible. The game referee, Jim Arrold, is also invited along. If anyone would like more information

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Wednesday June 29, 2011

Junior Devils Three from three sickness this week and luckily for them a few of the under 10’s stepped up and played for them straight after their own game. A big thanks to Bailey Rogers, Keegan Caldwell, Archie Allen and Sam Larritt. Again in front of a home crowd the under 11’s showed a vastly improved Queanbeyan how to play a great game of rugby. The team worked well together and had an excellent game. C Coach Campbell Young said “ It was prob probably one of the better games they’ve played playe all season.” Points tthis week went to 3 – Callum Sewell, 2 – Justin Manning and Deuchar M Allen 1- Matt Swain. A The full time score was 42 - 0 4

Mainstreet under 13’s The under 13’s played Daramalan on Saturday in front of a home crowd. The boys played a brilliant game of rugby with the team going forward right from the start and they didn’t stop going forward all game. As can be expected for this time of year there is a lot of boys sick but luckily there was a couple of boys home ome from boarding school who ho were able to help out on the he day. The discipline of the game was great and d everyone clicked d together as if they had played with each other all season. In the second half alf of the game a lot of the team decided to change e positions to give themselves a run at a position they normally lly wouldn’t play. This turned out to be highly successful and didn’t ’t affect the final score. This week k the backs proved the difference e as opposed to the forwards in previous games. Cooma was dominant throughout the entire e game with the final score of 81-0 -0 reflecting this. Three points to Jesse McMahon, two points oints to Charlie Allen one point to Ryan Van Gemert.



10’s The fifirst game of the day at Oval on Saturday was the Rotary O 10’s Devils V Uni Norths. under 10 The boys boy were the only junior team not to be suffering from the season’ and were raring to ‘cold seas go. The devils were off to a flying start, scoring and converting within the kickoff. This process minutes of th followed for the entire first half with the half time score being 24 – 0. second half saw Uni Norths The secon come out fighting and score their first figh points. This was w a wake up for the devils who then didn’t allow Uni over the line again. Broc Allen, Nick Coote and Bailey Rogers all showed great skill in the defence department and Keegan Caldwell and Remy Oldrey played a great attacking game. Although a comfortable victory many of the boys skills were not as sharp as in the previous weeks. The final score was 53 -5. Points this week were awarded to; Keegan Caldwell -3, Archie Allen -2 and Brendan Beileiter 1. Next week the under 13’s and 10’s play in Canberra and the under 11’s are at home.

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Cooma Colts record strong wins Snowy River Painting Under 7 Colts Monaro Panel Beaters Under 14 Forfeit Colts The Under 14 Franks Butchery Paul Dyball Builders Under 9 Colts colts took on West Belconnen at the The Paul Dyball Builders went down showground on Sunday winning 20 in a hard fought match West Belconnen points to 6. 34 points to 24 on Sunday. Tries were Tries were scored by Joshua scored by Eddie Clarke and Tyler Rees Zammit, and three to Andrew Crimmins with two a piece to James Dyball and with Aaron Pidcock kicking two Alec Miners. conversions. Sportspower Cooma Under 10 Colts The Colts tries were scored by Remy Oldrey, Will Pendergast, Nic Zusak with two to Noah Saddler and conversions to Jayden Miners and Remy Oldrey. Bylund Builders Under 11 Colts Bye South East Embroidery Under 12 Colts South East Embroidery Under 12’s played Crookwell in their best performance of the year so far, running out winners 28 to 14. Jake Hedger scored three tries and Zac Saddler, Carson Barrett and Declan Gregory also scored tries. Zac Saddler and Jake Hedger converted two of the tries scored. If the boys can keep this sort of effect up they will go a long way. It was a great team effort, both in attack and defence. The Medal Award went to Dane Freimanis and Jake Hedger got the McDonald’s award. Great work boys. Franks Butchery Under 13 Colts Forfeit

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Melray Meats Under 16 Colts Under 16 Melray Meats took on Woden Weston at the showground on Friday night. The Colts have never beaten Woden Weston ever in 10 years of rugby league, so to pull off a hard fought draw was a milestone. Joel Smith had a great game scoring three tries, Zane Weston scored two and Harry Roach scored one, with Joel and Scottie Miners kicking a conversion apiece. The McDonalds award went to Glen Payne who had his usual high standard game, Joel Smith, Corey Stockton and Vinnie Newton who really stepped up. Other players who tackled hard all game were Blake Byrne, Blayne Thomas, Jack Downie, Timmy Green, Aaron Hedger, Jake Hoch, Blake Jones, Kalhem Jones and Jacob Moon. Also a big thank you to Ned McDonald who stepped up from the under 15’s. A reminder that team photos are this Wednesday so players are to bring their shorts and socks.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011

Netball grand final day What a grand final day! The weather was beautiful, and at one stage a couple of us actually wished the season could continue for longer. But only a brief thought, as so much goes into running any successful local competition. I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks all the committee this year, for the support and as importantly all the parent support that we received this year.

skills these players have developed continue to be exceptional. Cherry Ripes taking the trophy winning 23 to 3.

14’s Division Played on Court 2 had the Purple Pops fighting out for the title against the Hot Pink Dynamites. The game was fast and intense with both teams neck and neck during the game, but the Results: Dynamites edged in front with the determination Netta and additional years of skill playing as a team, to Saw our group of youngsters break up into two take the win 24 to 18. teams to put to use the skills they have learn’t during the year. We had the Bubble Gummers Opens Division up against the Yellow Bananas, with both teams Saw both Team 5 take on Sweet Action, the taking full advantage of the whole court. A great game seemed to take on a very relaxed feeling game was had by all, and the girls celebrated the for awhile, with both teams obviously enjoying the end of their season, with a picnic party to end it intensity of playing in the grand final. Both teams off. were very well matched, but half way during the game Team 5 started to pick up the pace, and 12’s Division came out the Winners 33 to 13. Played on Court 2 saw the Cherry Ripes up against the Hot Chilli Peppers, and what a way to REMINDER: start the first game. The support on the side line Presentation Night: Friday July 29 - any queries was evident and vocal, as both teams continue contact to move from one end of the court to other. The AGM: Thursday 11th August, 2011.

Coolamatong Golf Sunday’s Stroke for the men was a win to Bob Key with 70 nett. Runners up were Roy Gabriele, Herman Obermaier, Ross Thompson and Steve Chatterton. Nearest the pin on the sixth was Steve and on the eighth was Andrew McDonald. Wednesdays Stableford winner was Herman Obermaier. Runners up were Sid Wall, Pom Wheldon and James Alexander. For the ladies on Sunday, Mary Obermaier was the winner and





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well. The off–rifle scores were: 1. Rob MacCracken 50.6 and 49.5, total 99.11; 2. Damien Doyle 49.4 and 48.2, total 97.6; 3. Noel Barrett 44.2 and 48.4, total 92.6; 4. Brian Bradley 30.1 and 42.1, total 72.2. With handicaps, Damien was ahead of Noel and Brian. Shooting next week will be from 300 yards with the AGM following, at about 12:00pm.

Last Saturday morning started clear and cold but it turned out to be fine and almost windless, a rare combination. Three Cooma Rifle Club members and one visitor shot from 500 yards with some very good scores recorded. Our visitor, Rob MacCracken, had one of those super rifle and scope combinations and shot a first stage possible but dropped one point in his second stage. Damien Doyle wasn’t far behind and Noel Barrett, shooting for the first time after an eye operation, showed that he could still do


Bottom left: Cherry Ripes Under 12 winners.

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runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Lorraine Key and Carolyn O’Byrne. The putting competition was won by Jan and nearest the pin also went to Jan. Wednesdays winner was Carolyn Major and runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Mary Obermaier and Betty Thompson. Nearest the pin was Jan O’Halloran. Coming up on July 3 is the mixed 4BBB (BYOP). Don’t forget to get your teams arranged for the Holden Scramble on September 3.


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Tigers too good for Goulburn in Premier League Cooma commenced the game with a deficit of important players. These players where stopped from playing by injury or suspension. Even though the team we faced has not been able to win one game in the whole competition, the instructions were to be careful and not to underestimate the opposition. We knew that the Goulburn Strikers play above their capacity whenever they face the Tigers. But in this occasion the Tigers took the initiative in the first five minutes of the game. A chance at goal popped up for Todd Donaldson, but he missed the potential goal. Soon, history repeated itself with a great collection of Tiger’s players shooting from different angles. The post was hit several times, and the goalkeeper made some fantastic saves to deny Cooma a goal. Amongst all of the shooting two of the most outstanding shots came off the foot of Alex Castro. But both finished up wide left of the goal. These missed shots cost him, as he was forced off after he pulled a hamstring. Another who was forced off injured was Tony Aleksovski. He was struck in the ankle by a studded shoe, the product of a reckless challenge that ended his participation in the match. Finally, Elijah Shah was the last on a string of casualties. He was struck in the calf and forced off the field as a result. This forced Gabby’s hand to use up all of his subs in the first half.

Another notable strike came in the first half. Jordano struck a ball powerfully from the half-way point of the field. The keeper however was positionally in the right place and he got a palm to the ball, and pushed it onto the crossbar. Despite the pressure from the Tigers the first goal came in favour of Goulburn. It came off the back of a counterattack on the 26th minute. Macdonald broke away from his marker and ran down the right. He confronted Bangweni with a potent strike and the keeper at first blocked it. But the ball did a loop over his arms and went into the goal. The home crowd erupted in joy upon seeing this. Their happiness was burst like a balloon though by Goran Josifovski. He struck in the 45th minute. A headed pass by Donaldson arched over the keeper and had just enough length on it to find Goran, who then struck a goal. The Tiger’s coach was very disappointed by the amount of chances Cooma lost in the first half. In the second half the Goulburn Strikers had a couple of opportunities. But they could not unbalance the scoresheet, and they soon ran out of legs. Their game began to unravel. Cooma rediscovered their game after this. They attacked but the ball refused to get inside the net. Labutte though was on point. Again Donaldson assisted the ball to another player through a headed pass. Labutte finished the ball in like manner, flying through with his head and scoring for Cooma. Not long after on the 56th minute Schofield scored the

Lady Tigers defeat Woden 3-1 Lady Tigers travelled to Canberra Kaleen playing field to take on Woden for the start of the second round of games. The weather was mild the Sun was shining with semi strong wind against the Tigers in the first half, the Tigers true to their recent form took the game to Woden right from the whistle with four very close attempts which should have rattled the Woden net but unfortunately for the Tigers they were simply not on target. Woden to their credit pushed forward and tried hard to pressurize the Tigers defence and one or two minor mistakes nearly gave Woden the early lead had it not been for the Tigers Keeper Libby Hovasapian making one very good save from a Woden midfielder who sent a high torpedo of a shot at the Tigers goal, this was followed by a ground shot which was again saved by the Tigers keeper.

The play was pretty much congregated in the middle and to the right side of the field with not too much of a threat to either side until the 22nd minute when Rachel Lovell the Tigers left fullback found herself in the middle of the field with ball coming straight at her, Rachel made a perfect contact and sent the ball from 30 meters out past the Woden keeper straight into the net giving the Tigers a one nil lead at the break. The second half started with both teams more determined and the ball went back and forth to both ends of the field without any result until the 49th minute when the Tigers were awarded a corner, this was taken by Hayley Caldwell straight to Lynsey Nichols who made no mistake placing it past the Woden keeper. This was soon followed by another opportunity for the Tigers in the

third goal. Jamie was able to get behind the defenders, and with a potent cross with the left foot to the right post got a goal. He dedicated this to Goran. Goran had only moments before reprimanded Jamie for taking too long on the ball. But he was also happy with the goal. In the 67th minute Labutte assisted Donaldson. With a great elevated pass in front of the keeper, Donaldson clipped the ball past the keeper and assured Cooma of the win. The last goal came from Donaldson in the 89th minute. He scored magnificently and put some extra sunshine to the return trip back to Cooma. At the end of the match Gabby was relieved by the win. But he was also worried about the coming match with Monaro. It is possible that Castro, Aleksovski, Shah and Labutte will not play on the coming week due to injury. Thanks to all those who made the trip up to Goulburn. Good luck to JP D’ambrosio, who is going to America. And also to Dom Coluciello who is travelling to Europe. Not only the premiers won this weekend. But also the PL 16s, who won 5-0. The PL 18s who won 9-0. The PPL won 2-0 in a very close match. The match was marked by the fact that they played with only one substitute, a player with the flu and two injured players. Serdan and Zach were the goal scorers for the Pathway team. Mick was happy with the team effort and the rewarding three points.

55th minute when Hayley found herself unmarked on the outside of the Woden 18 yard box and sent a semi curving shot over the keeper’s head into the net giving the Tiger their third and final goal. This must have galvanized Woden because they pushed forward with four strikers in an attempt to get a goal, the Tigers defence held strong for a while but unfortunately a minor error of behalf of the Tigers found one of the Woden strikers unmarked and she went 1 v 1 against the Tigers keeper, and although the Tigers keeper managed to get a foot to it the Woden striker still managed to place ball past her getting one back for Woden. The match ended Cooma Tigers 3 Woden 1.

Cooma Tigers U16s 5 - Goulburn 0 Tigers U18s thrash Goulburn 9-0 Cooma dominated the early stages of the game and were rewarded when Reis was put through on goal and slotted past the Goulburn keeper. Goulburn then started clawing their way back into the game. They had a great opportunity when one-on-one with the Cooma keeper, but a great full body save denied them an equaliser. It was a more even game but a good break down the wing by Cooma and neat pass in saw Aoun collect the ball and muscle his way through the defence to put away Cooma’s second goal. Goulburn started the second half brightly forcing another great save from the Cooma keeper from a close range shot. At the other end, Goulburn cleared a Cooma shot at goal off the line. Cooma

were then awarded a free kick outside the box. The resulting kick was met by Cirillo who headed over the Goulburn keeper’s head, dipping into goal. Cooma took control of the game and soon after a cross in was met at the far post by Roberts who volleyed into goal. A trademark long throw in was then neatly chipped over to Devine(R) who made no mistake in tapping the ball through the Goulburn keepers legs and into goal. A satisfying 5-0 win off the back of a great month of football by the Cooma team. All credit to Goulburn too who kept their heads high throughout the game and never dropped their intensity and commitment - a good lesson for all of us.

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Kick off was at 11.02am as it was delayed two minutes as Goulburn had not filled out the match card properly. We pressed Goulburn immediately; our strikers came through at 11.06 when Cairan Rayment tapped in the first goal. Five minutes later Chris Phillips our other striker took well placed cross from Nathan Piper and found the net. We were 2 nil up and confident there was more to come. For the next 25 minutes our midfield and strikers were having convincing shots at goal but unable to find the net. Suddenly, a goal fest was on: At 11.31am Chris Phillips drove home a classy goal and another at 11.34 am.

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At 11.38 Cairan Rayment scored, Alex Hollis scored at 11.41am and at 11.43. The team was pumped, finishing the first half with a score line of 7 nil. The second half kicked off at Midday. Cooma was outpacing Goulburn for the next 27 minutes but we kept giving up possession. Our backline was solid in defence and Goulburn never posed a serious threat though. At 12.28 and 12.37 a determined Cairan Rayment slams home unstoppable goals at 12.28 and 12.37 for a lead of 9 nil. Final score Cooma 9, Goulburn 0.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011

Stallions defeat Tathra at Tathra Slow Start for the 18’s The day started slowly for the under 18’s with the guys having to start the game short due to a couple of guys turning up late. This enabled Tathra to skip away to an unassailable lead running in 4 early tries. Cooma were bolstered by the return of a few of the boarding school boys but they were also missing a couple of key players due to illness. Once the guys had their full compliment they matched Tathra in every aspect but eventually went down 40 – 22 . Hopefully with their extra players back for the next few weeks and helping the coach out by turning up to training, some better results will follow. Best for the 18s were two try Timmy Williams, and both props, Stokes and Tozer. Reserve Grade too good The much improved reserve grade were too good for the Eden Tigers on Sunday and were leading 22 – nil when the game was finished early due to a couple of unfortunate injuries. The two injuries sustained are being monitored and the club would like to wish them well and for a speedy recovery. This team continues to improve and with the extra games scheduled will be a force come the business end of the year. Congratulations to Jimbo Salvestro for his post try celebration described by one coastal fan as the best he has seen in a number of years. The guys now need to keep coming to training as positions in the side will be very competitive and to give you the best shot of being selected training is a must. Gutsy effort from First Grade In a game where Cooma had to come from behind twice to win it was a tremendous effort. Another slow start saw the guys behind 12 nil after two early tries by Tathra certainly had Cooma on the back foot. T o their credit they played a patient game and did not at any stage panic resulting in gaining their rhythm and the momentum swung in Cooma’s favour with the Stallions scoring the next 5 tries and lead by 26- 12 mid way through the second half. A couple of key injuries in a five minute period through the boys off track and some changes were forced upon them with players having to play out of positions until the injuries could be accessed. This definitely disrupted the momentum and before long Tathra had counted and hit the front 30 – 28 in the last five minutes. Again the young side played with a lot of maturity and patience and with a minute to go and on the last tackle the decision to run rather than kick paid off. The ball got to the wing where Matty Salvestro chipped the fullback and a

nice bounce was collected by Mitchell Lynch who planted the ball beside the post much to the enjoyment of the large crowd of Stallions Supporters. This put Cooma in front 32-30 and before the conversion could be made the final siren sounded. This was a very pleasing result as the guys had lost their last two games by four points so to finally be in front by four at full time was a nice change. Best for Cooma were Tommy Hampson, Jono Clarke and Will Berry - these guys all played out the full 80 Minutes. Also, a special mention to Ben (one hit wonder) Rolfe for a huge effort from the wing playing injured. This week We are at home on Sunday with the first Grade and Ladies tag taking on Narooma while the seconds and 18’s play Cobargo. So a big day planned starting at 11am. We will be having a lucky member draw at half time in the first grade and are inviting all supporters back to the club for presentations and another lucky member’s draw after the games. Don’t forget to get your tickets for our upcoming cruise night it will be a lot of fun and hope to get as many as possible there.

Boyce team to take on the 2011City 2 Surf challenge Employees of local accounting firm, Boyce Chartered Accountants, have been braving the frosty mornings in preparation for another assault on the annual City 2 Surf challenge to be held in Sydney on Sunday 14 August. This year the Boyce team will compete to raise funds for Angel Flight – an organisation that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the combined issues of ill health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights provided by Angel Flight are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia. “Our team has elected to support Angel Flight as it is an organisation that has particular relevance for all of us who live in rural and regional Australia,” said Boyce Cooma Director, Julie Schofield. This will be the fourth year that Boyce has participated in the City 2 Surf and over that time the firm has raised more than $30,000 for charity. Last year the Boyce team finished in the “top 10” fund-raising teams in the event alongside Steve Waugh’s “Team Waugh” and a team fielded by the Commonwealth Bank – not a bad effort for a team from the bush. “Boyce takes pride in being able to give something back to the communities in which we live and Angel Flight is a particularly worthy organisation as it relies entirely on donations and bequests,” said Ms Schofield. “Our target is to raise $20,000 for Angel Flight and we

encourage as many people as possible to join our fundraising efforts by either participating in the event as a member of the Boyce team, or by making a donation.” Donations can be made on-line at boyce_chartered_accountants and are tax deductible. Those entering the event as part of the Boyce team will receive a complimentary Boyce team t-shirt and invitation to the post-race barbecue celebration. Ms Schofield commented that some participants have mapped-out training regimes and are hard at it, but it is quite okay to walk the course and take in the great spectacle and scenery along the way, or simply make a donation to support one of the entrants. “It’s all about contributing in whatever way you can.” To join the Boyce team at the 2011 City 2 Surf or to make a donation, please contact your local office of Boyce on 02 6452 3344.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011


Red Devils one win, one loss The Cooma Red Devils took on the Queanbeyan Whites on Saturday at Rotary oval with mixed results. Reserve grade got a victory 18-17 in a nail biter. First grade were not as fortunate going down 4312 in a game were the score didn’t reflect the closeness of the match. The reserve grade game saw captain coach Nathan Boate play his hundredth game of rugby for the Cooma Red Devils. Cooma started the game with a very different looking side from the past couple of weeks but when it was time to play everyone got stuck in and had a red hot crack. It was Queanbeyan who had the front running early and for the first 10 minutes applied good pressure to the Cooma line but resilient defence from the Devils kept them at bay. A turnover of possession saw Cooma with the ball caught in their own 22. Spotting space on the blind side the Boate brothers were able to link up and Steven Speed Boate was able to get around the opposition winger, grubber past the full back and use his speed to outpace the Queanbeyan cover defence kicking the ball twice more until he got a favourable bounce and regained the ball to score a great solo try. The try was then converted by Nathan Boate to lead 7-0. The game became a real arm wrestle with both sides very evenly matched. Good defence from Brett Jones, Campbell Young and Chris De Rooy and with new player to the rugby side, John Sutcliffe having a great game in both defence and attack. Queanbeyan were able to create chances but good scrambling defence stopped any half breaks turning into points. Queanbeyan were able to score and lock the scores at 7 all with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Cooma regrouped and worked together to shut down anymore attacking raids. From the next turn over Cooma shifted the ball wide and Mitch Doyle found himself in space down the sideline Mitch kicked ahead and regained the ball and looked to be going to score but great cover saw him cut down meters from the line. Queanbeyan turned the ball over but then gave a penalty away when they did not release the ball from the next hit up. This penalty right on half time allowed Cooma to extend its lead with Nathan Boate kicking the penalty goal to lead 10-7. After the break Cooma looked to go on with the game but it was Queanbeyan who scored first to take back the lead 12-10. This got Cooma fired up and they played some good composed rugby and with the introduction of experience with Will Van Germert and Chris Allen showing his Under 13 side how to play (and that their coach still has plenty to offer). Cooma were unable to crack the defence and when offered a penalty decided to take the points and regain the lead 13-12 after Tug Boate again kicked a successful penalty goal. Cooma was then able to get back down the other end after some good hard running by Damien Roach, Scotty Lloyd and Kyle Furner.

Cooma then attacked the blind side with Chris Allen showing nice quick hands to allow John Sutcliffe to dive and score in the corner. With the conversion unsuccessful Cooma lead 18-12 with 10 minutes to go. Queanbeyan were able to score out wide in the last 3 minutes and had the chance to take the lead but the kick missed and Cooma was able to hang on and win 18-17. A good effort from everyone involved. Points this week 1 Campbell Young, 2 Adam Schubert, 3 Nathan Boate and players player this week was shared between Nathan Boate and John Sutcliffe. First grade Seeing reserves get up in a close one this gave the Firsts great confidence to take it to Queanbeyan. The early hits were meant with real intent from both sides. After 15 minutes neither side was able to get into a point scoring position. Sam Bacigalupo then took it upon himself to create a little magic when he grubbered ahead for himself regained the ball with a big left foot step, beat an oncoming defender then used his blistering pace to run around the winger to score. Matt Gibbs stepped up to convert the goal but was unable to get the ball to sit on the tee so he then had to have a drop kick at goal but he only succeeded in hitting the up right. Queanbeyan were able to hit back after their much bigger forwards started to make some in roads and get offloads away to create plenty of second phase ball which their quick outside backs were able to counter on and score out wide. With the conversion unsuccessful the scores were locked at five apiece. Queanbeyan then scored again to extend the lead to 12-7 but with five minutes to go Cooma were able to capitalise on a Queanbeyan error on their own try line when their five eight dropped the ball back into the in goal. The ever present Ed Ingram was on the spot and dived on the loose ball to score a very easy try under the posts. Gibbo added the extras and at half time scores were locked at 12 all. Cooma was confident going into the second half but Queanbeyan came out to prove why they are one of the front running sides in the comp. Cooma started well but could not turn the strong runs from Damien Hopkins, Adam Schubert and Adam Walters into points. Queanbeyan on the other hand got the bounce of the ball and scored four second half tries to run away with the game 43-12. Cooma can take a lot out of the game and with the week off we should be able to get back a few players from injury and also get over the injuries that occurred on the weekend. If everyone turns up to training for the next two weeks we should put up a real good show against Royals in two weeks. Points for first grade this week were 1 Pat Dorahy, 2 Matt Gibbs, 3 Damien Hopkins and players player Adam Schubert.




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