Page 1 WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012

Volume 6 Edition 64 ISSN 1834-0318


How we remembered

As the centenary of the first Armistice (Rembrance) Day approaches, annual ceremonies are attracting more attention. In Cooma last Sunday, a small crowd gathered for the ceremony at the Cenotaph and later in the day, joined others for a Rembrance Day concert, staged by the Cooma-Monaro Arts Council. Pictured at top, the ex-Service personnel at the morning ceremony with Cooma RSL Sub-Branch president Peter McMahon reading his address. At left, wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph, centre, the ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ was one of the war-time tunes at the concert. Right, members of the Harmony Chorus singing ‘Lily Marleen’ at the concert at the Ex-Services Club. The concert featured transcripts of the war diary of former Cooma resident ‘Squizzy’ Taylor, whose family attended the concert.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

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Monaro High School leaders for 2013 have gone through high school together, from year 7 to year 11 as students and next year as school leaders. Principal Bell congratulates his students for being a group that work well together as a team, as individuals and have the ability to lead the school next year to bigger and better things. The school leaders are, from left, Jayden Payne vice captain, Louisa Wall vice captain, Blayne Thomas captain, Rianna Kerr vice captain, Lauren Swain captain, Laurence Redmond vice captain and principal, Adrian Bell.

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stakeholders, the NSW Government has released their Strategic Directions for Horse Riding in National Parks. “Our new strategy will guide decisions about how to provide better and sustainable horse riding in parks over coming years,” Mr Barilaro said. “After months of hard work I am thrilled that Kosciuszko National Park has been identified as a priority region for horse riding tourism.”   The first stage of the new state-wide strategy will see carefully monitored and limited horse riding pilot programs in five wilderness locations: • K o s c i u s z k o National Park ( S o u t h e r n Ranges Region) • C u r r a c a b u n d i National Park



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(Lower North Coast Region) • Monga National Park (Far South Coast Region), • Deua and Wadbilliga National Parks (Far South Coast Region), and • Mummel Gulf National Park ( N o r t h e r n Ta b l e l a n d s Region). The pilot programs will run for two years. The NSW G o v e r n m e n t considered more than 200 submissions received from individuals, horse riding organisations and conservation groups. Several local Snowy Mountains horse riding groups were heavily involved in the planning process. In 2007 regional horse riding stakeholders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Liberal and Nationals to bring about greater access for horse riding in our National Parks.   “This move encourages sustainable horse riding as a new tourism product in the Snowy Mountains and is an important step in ensuring the region reaches its full tourism potential,” Mr Barilaro said.   National Parks and Wildlife Service has allocated $150,000 to help deliver new horse riding opportunities between now and

June 2013. The Strategic Directions for Horse Riding in NSW National Parks can be downloaded from www.environment.nsw. President of the Snowy Mountains Bush Users Group Peter Cochran has praised the decision. “Restoring horse riders access to heritage and historic sites within National Parks demonstrates a clear vision by the Government to give Parks back to the people”, Mr Cochran said. “Horse Riders across the State who choose to ride in the Kosciuszko National Park and far south coast owe a debt of gratitude to Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Member for Bega Andrew Constance who persistently and aggressively argued our case at the highest levels” Mr Cochran explained. “We are also conscious and grateful for the efforts of the Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker and NPWS Staff particularly Bob Conroy and Holly Park who walked a tight rope finding the balance to progress our cause.” “Our work has just begun, we have turned the tide, horse riders are back on the scene” Mr Cochran concluded.


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Talented men’s group makes State finals Pictured at left are the artists, Bob Smith, Merv Blattman, Ken Cowlying Anthony Montgomery, Harold Nash, Harry Wolfe, Clinton Bissaker, James Gorringe. Absent: Jim Crowe, Mel Wilkinson, Chris Bissaker, with Sue Gorringe and Rowena Evans. Pictured below, Cooma Monaro Shire Council’s manager, community services, Mark Williams.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

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Sixteen students and six adults from Yamaga junior High School enjoyed a very busy six-day exchange to Cooma and district last week. The students were welcomed at civic reception at Cooma-Monaro Shire council, enjoyed four-wheel driving, a trip on the Cooma Monaro Railway, a trip to the coast, the combined services dinner, a trip to Canberra and various activities with their billet families. The group left on Friday. Pictured, the group at the civic reception, at Cooma’s Gaol Museum, on board the train and sharing a cultural moment.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

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Councillors, Executives and staff of Council held a meeting with the residents of Dalgety beneath the Dalgety Bridge on the evening of Wednesday 31 October 2012. The aim was to inform and seek feedback on Councils decision to direct the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to carry out "like for like" repairs/upgrades to the Dalgety Bridge. Council have consulted with the RMS for the last 18 months to determine which of two options was preferred prior to RMS conducting essential repairs and upgrade to the Dalgety Bridge, crossing the Snowy River. Due to the historical significance to the bridge discussions have been lengthy and extremely challenging, however at the October Council meeting, Councillors voted on their preferred option and agreed to consult with the public. The debate essentially revolved around a proposal (by RMS) to upgrade the Bridge decking with a Stress laminated Timber solution and Councils view that "like for like" would be better in order to retain the "rattle and hum" enjoyed by those who use the bridge on a regular basis. There was an excellent turn out by local residents who all had a view on which of the two options would preserve the bridge and continue to serve the needs of the community into the future. The discussion was lively, emotional and informative with everyone present gaining a better understanding of the difficulties associated with any decision to upgrade a bridge that's been in existence since the late 1800's.

The Cooma Craft Group have made a generous donation to the Cooma Hospital, in the form of five hand-made quilts. Two of these quilts will go to the maternity unit. Pictured are members of the group with the quilts, from left Lydia McKeahnie, Dianne Nash, Mary Stewart, Coral Constance, Philippa Dodd and Ruth Ellis.

Cooma residents invited to join Red Cross Cooma residents are invited to join more than 2000 Red Cross volunteers across the ACT and NSW who help their community in times of natural disaster or emergency. A free one-day training course will be run on November 17 at St Paul’s Anglican Hall, Commissioner St, Cooma from 9am for a 9:30 start until 4pm.

Cross in a disaster, gain hands-on skills and get to meet like minded people who want to make a difference to other people at a time of need. Volunteers may then be called on to meet people as they arrive at an evacuation centre, provide emotional support and a listening ear, or help with practical tasks.

long history of helping communities in times of need, but could not do this without a strong volunteer base. “Disasters such as bushfires, floods, earthquakes or storms can strike at any time and it’s important to have a pool of volunteers ready to help locals in their own communities,” she said.

“During a crisis, During the training, Red Cross Regional volunteers play a volunteers learn about Manager, Judy Harper, vital role in providing the role of the Red said Red Cross has a information, care,

Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all those attending for an entertaining evening and one which Council hopes the community believes involved them in decisions that affect future infrastructure.

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Mobile Murals Art Snowy River Shire Council would like to thank the local school children who participated in the Mobile Murals competition. The artworks received where of such a fantastic standard and creatively told the story of reduce, reuse and recycle. The artwork will be reviewed and a group of finalists will be given

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Regional transport group to meet in Cooma A large number of delegates from south-east Victoria and NSW will meet in Cooma tomorrow and Friday. The South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc (SEATS) aims to stimulate and facilitate investment in transport infrastructure in south-eastern NSW, eastern Victoria and the ACT Region. Members of SEATS include local government, regional development organisations, government agencies, regional industry and academics. The SEATS region is in a triangle to the east of a line linking the NSW city of Wollongong to the north, the Victorian city of Greater Dandenong to the south and the Cooma, Bombala, Tumut and Tumbarumba areas, the ACT and Yass, Goulburn and Crookwell to the west. The mayor of Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Cr Dean Lynch, has welcomed the opportunity to host the quarterly meeting of this prestigious organisation. “SEATS Strategic Network Plan promotes transport infrastructure projects that benefit the region as a whole and is aimed at creating jobs and making our community safer and even more liveable,” he said.

“Cooma-Monaro Shire has been a major contributor to SEATS for many years and at the forefront of many initiatives undertaken by the organisation, including a significant study into cross-border heavy vehicle freight issues which will be a major topic of discussion at this week’s meeting.” Chairman of SEATS, Cr Sue Whelan, said SEATS was pleased to be meeting in Cooma and welcomed the opportunity to learn more about the work of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner, Steve Toms, who would be a guest presenter at the meeting. “We will hear also from the Victorian Department of Transport’s Lachlan McDonald on the Victorian Government’s submission of Infrastructure Australia, which includes five projects promoted by SEATS.” In what Cr Whelan describes as a “very full agenda,” SEATS delegates will be addressed by the State Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, who has been supportive of SEATS and its endeavours.

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Financial win for council

Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, will attend the SEATS meeting in Cooma this week.

Landmark win for Cooma council in class action Cooma-Monaro Shire Council joined 12 other NSW councils in a class action against ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), investment Bank ABN AMRO and Local Government Financial Services (LGFS) to recoup its losses due to negligent misrepresentation to investors. These proceedings involved claims arising from the rating, sale and purchase of a structured synthetic derivative financial product known as a Constant Proportion Debt Obligation or CPDO and referred to as “Rembrandt series 2006-2/3”. In strict financial terms, the aim of the CPDO was to pay councils a high periodic coupon by taking leverage exposure to a notional portfolio of credit indexes. This investment portfolio was recommended to all NSW councils by LGFS and endorsed by NSW Treasury to invest council’s reserves. The investment was originally rated by S&P as AAA on both principal and interest with a locked in maturity ending in 2016. The Australian Federal Court ruling on 5 November 2012 found the rating, amongst other misrepresentations, was misleading and deceptive and ruled in favour of the councils’ claim for damages sustained through

questionable packaging of indexed products by ABN AMRO, rated AAA by S&P and on-sold by LGFS to the councils in 2006. The Federal Court ruling was that the three financial agencies pay onethird each of the amount lost by the 13 councils, estimated at $15 million dollars, and gave the parties involved 21 days to agree on the outstanding issues of interest foregone and sustained costs. The mayor, Cr Dean Lynch, explained that Cooma-Monaro Shire Council had invested $2 million dollars in Rembrandt in 2007. “This investment was made on the clear understanding that appropriate due diligence and financial assessments had been undertaken by our professional financial advisers, LGFS. “Council understood the process included consideration that the CPDO ‘Rembrandt’ was rated AAA on both principal and interest and fully complied with the ministerial investment order of not placing the community’s funds at risk. “The CPDO was unwound within 12 months, sustaining losses to all investors and the class action materialised.” Cr Lynch said the recent judgement

would have the effect of ensuring rating agencies and professional financial advisors were held accountable, promoting transparency in the future without breaching fiduciary obligations to its investors. “This judgement vindicates CoomaMonaro Shire Council’s position and I am thankful that ratepayers’ funds will be recovered so that we can continue to provide the desired services to our community.” Funds, once returned to council, will be available for allocation to projects at council’s discretion and are not subject to any restrictions. Given the judgement included further consideration by the parties on any outstanding issues of interest and costs sustained, it is understood the final ruling will be delivered in early December 2012. The issue of settlement allocations will then depend on whether appeals are lodged. It is understood that S&P has already indicated its intention to appeal against the judgement. If this is the case, the consideration of final payment to councils by the financial parties may take some further time to finalise.

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We won! But, as with so many court rulings and the appeals process, don’t hold your breath just yet – at least, not until the legal appeals process is complete. By way of background, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council joined 12 other NSW councils in 2010 in a class action against ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P), investment bank ABN AMRO and Local Government Financial Services (LGFS). The councils claimed they were misled into losing more than $15 million in the financial global crisis; they argued that S&P, through the LGFS and ABN AMRO (the financial agents promoting this financial structured derivative), led them to believe the financial product, known as a Constant Proportion Debt Obligation (CPDO) was a low-risk investment meriting a AAA rating. The councils further argued the CPDO was endorsed by the Local Government professional financial advisory body (LGFS) and the NSW Treasury. On 5 November 2012, the Australian Federal Court found the three financial agencies were negligent, misleading and deceptive in their conduct for their failure to exercise reasonable care in undertaking appropriate due diligence assessments, assigning and promoting the AAA rating. The Federal Court ruled the three financial agencies must pay one-third each of the amount lost by the 13 councils and gave the parties 21 days to agree on the outstanding issues of interest foregone and sustained costs. The total package is estimated to approach $30 million. The face value of the CPDO note known as Rembrandt Series 2006-2/3 to Cooma-Monaro Shire Council was $2 million in 2007 with an initial cash loss of $1.86 million when the CPDO was unwound and legal recruitment action initiated. The Federal Court’s decision vindicates council’s position to fight the financial agencies to recoup ratepayers’ investment losses and does have other multiplier effects of ensuring that rating agencies and professional financial advisers are held accountable, promoting transparency in the future without breaching fiduciary obligations to its investors. To this end, council is satisfied the legal position taken will fully recover ratepayers’ funds so that services within the shire can be further enhanced. Given the judgement included further consideration by the parties on interest foregone and costs sustained, it is understood the final Federal Court ruling will be delivered in mid-December 2012. The issue of any final compensating payment to council will ultimately depend on whether appeals are lodged by the financial agencies. It is understood that S&P has indicated its intention to appeal against the judgement. Buying a pool? Check out your responsibilities The recent death of a toddler in a swimming pool is a sad reminder that drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in very young children, who lack the cognitive and water skills to deal with the danger. With more than 300,000 backyard swimming pools in NSW, swimming pool safety is a vital issue that affects the whole community. Although there are some specific exceptions, swimming pools capable of holding 300mm or more of water are required by law to have an approved safety fence. With the onset of warmer weather, homeowners with swimming pools are reminded to ensure their pool fence is in good order and the required resuscitation sign is clearly visible. While much of the safety focus is in relation to correct pool fencing, remember – there is no substitute for proper parental supervision when it comes to child safety around pools.

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As we speed inexorably towards Christmas, The Postman is starting to wonder where 2012 went to. It has been a year run at a pretty fast pace, with a few hurdles thrown in to keep us all focussed. With now only 42 days until Christmas, The Postman would like to remind fellow kamikaze shoppers that there are still opportunities available to actually start Christmas shopping. No need to panic – just yet!. Here’s an interesting thing – The Postman has been advised (not officially) that employees of Australia Post are not permitted to talk to the media. We don’t know why and this media outlet certainly wasn’t spoken to by an Australia Post employee. But here’s the thing – if a journalist enters a Post Office and asks staff a question i.e ‘when does Santa’s mail go?’ will they get an answer? And what if a member of the media needs a passport or something? Why the discrimination – or does Australia Post have a deep, dark secret? Cooma Lions Club members have a lot of fun while doing good in the community. When they are not barbecuing something, they are building something or conserving something - or digging big holes in the ground to stand in. But sometimes the humour goes a bit too far. Like the piece on page 5 of November’s The Snowlion. Or the riddle on page 4 – really you lot, The Postman doesn’t always know the answer. Like this one “I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right and in the middle. But I still hold water”. What is it? It’s a form of Lions’ torture, that’s what! It would be good if The Snowlion editor printed the answers somewhere so the poor old Postman’s brain doesn’t fry! I dunno...

Wednesday November 14, 2012

Riposte Lisa Ashurst Had a rare veg in front of the television the other night and happened to catch a trailer for one of those dance shows and I was just it just me or do a lot of those dance routines look more like a gymnastic floor routine? I’m not saying the performances aren’t good, but are they dancing or gymnastics? I think it’s a gym routine personally but then again, maybe gym routines are now dance routines these days when it comes to dance TV, however some of them are just a lot of leaping and twisting and generally “gymming” around but hey, who am I to question some hopeful trying to leap, twist and tumble their way to fame and fortune? I watched the odd episode of the previous season and saw a lot of gymnastics on those too and while some of the contestants were very good at throwing themselves around the stage, they sort of bombed a bit when it came to the actual dancing. The timing was a bit off, the steps were a bit tentative and the rhythm was just gone. Which leads me to ask...can they actually dance? I guess it depends on your interpretation of what dancing entails I suppose. You know, there are some really good dancers out there, some real naturals who can pick up a

beat and turn it into a series of fluid movements that is a real joy to watch but unfortunately most of them don’t appear on TV dance shows so you don’t always see them unless you take yourself off to places where they play good music and people get up and dance to it. Otherwise, you’ll just have to make do with gymnasts on Dance TV. Maybe it has something to do with the routines they are taught to perform for each episode. I’ve got to admit, some of the dance instructors seem a little questionable, talentwise, to me and during those odd episodes I caught last season I found myself wondering how they managed to get into the danceteaching game. One youngish guy in particular had me squirming with his “contemporary” routines and I actually felt sorry for the dancers assigned to him. Like, it just wasn’t dancing at all, it was a series of awkward movements that didn’t gel into anything specific but the guy appears to have a fairly high opinion of his own abilities as a dance teacher and everyone else involved with the show appears to believe him. Now that I mention about it, I think he is an actual dance teacher, with what looks like a fawning following! Now how did that happen? Sorry, but I just don’t see any artistry in “contemporary dance”. Which brings me back to my original query; is it dancing or gymnastics?

Just loving Cooma... Editor, I just wanted to say thank you to all the people of Cooma who worked so hard to allow the rest of us the pleasure of being entertained. To Lucy and her workers for the Feast of Poetry. Thank you for encouraging this creativity in the town, especially from our youth. Thank you to Brian Coyte and his mob for the Snowy Ride. I love the

sound of motorbikes as much as I love music. Thank you to Gunther, Allan and Donna, and everyone else for the stellar job on the inaugural Australian Busking Championship. The feeling in Cooma on Sunday was exceptional. people talking, laughing, listening. Such positive energy. I love this town. Elizabeth Dee Cooma

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14th November, 2012

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COUNCIL communiqué LOCAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY 2013 Nomination Forms for Local Citizen of the Year Awards are now available from: •Cooma-Monaro Shire Council – 81 Commissioner Street •Cooma Visitor Information Centre – 119 Sharp Street •Cooma Library – 61 Vale Street To complete an ONLINE NOMINATION FORM go to Award categories include the following: •Citizen of the Year •Young Citizen of the Year •Sportsperson of the Year •Young Sportsperson of the Year •Community Event of the Year •Community Group of the Year Completed Nomination Forms must be delivered to one of the above locations or posted to PO Box 714, COOMA NSW 2630. Nominations close 5.00pm Friday, 23 November 2012. If you require further information, please contact Sandra McEwan on (02) 6455 1777.

Council Committees Nominations for Council’s s355 Committees closed on Friday November 2. Thank you to the many people who have put in nominations to our committees to have the chance to provide input into Council decision making. Nominations will be tabled at the December Council meeting and successful applicants notified in due course. Stephen Molloy Director of Corporate Services

TENDER FOR THE REPAINTING OF THE BREDBO COMMUNITY HALL CONTRACT 9 /2012 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00 pm, 5th December 2012 for the repainting of the interior and exterior of the Bredbo Community Hall. Contract Number 9/2012. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours in person, or by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or emailing The lowest or any tender, not necessarily accepted. JOHN VUCIC GENERAL MANAGER

(PO Box 714) COOMA NSW 2630

Union Picnic Day Holiday Council has approved the nominated date of Friday, 16 November 2012 as the day of the award-negotiated annual Union Picnic Day Holiday. Council offices and depot, the Monaro Regional Library and the Cooma Landfill facility will be closed that day. The Cooma Visitors’ Centre will remain open. If you require further information, please contact Lee Evans on 6455 1706. JOHN VUCIC GENERAL MANAGER

Weather permitting the following roadworks will continue Sharp Street, footpath maintenance Wooran & Yareen Road, watermain Tinderry Road, re-alignment Jerangle Road, maintenance grading, gravel re-sheeting

Holland Road, shoulders Yareen Road, shoulders Kybeyan Road, heavy patching Shannons Flat Road, maintenance grading Badja Road, maintenance grading

TENDER FOR SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND OFF-LOADING OF CHEMICALS FOR WATER TREATMENT AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT CONTRACT 13/2012 Quotations are invited and will be received up until 4.00 pm, Thursday 6 December 2012 for the supply, delivery and off-loading of chemical for water treatment and wastewater treatment. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours in person, or emailing, or by telephoning (02) 6455 1801. Further information may be obtained by contacting Mark Rixon, Acting Manager on 6455 1821 or Ovi Boaru Acting Water & Wastewater Technical Officer on 6455 1823. The lowest or any tender, not necessarily accepted. JOHN VUCIC (PO Box 714) GENERAL MANAGER COOMA NSW 2630


Notice is hereby given that weather permitting, Council staff will be undertaking repairs/ construction work as listed below. LOCATION: 4574 Monaro Highway, Colinton, NSW 2626 Proposed Date: From 3 December 2012 up to and including 14 December 2012 Planned Duration: 9 days Description: Upgrade the driveway to the Colinton Fire Shed to meet RMS requirements This work is expected to have a direct impact on: • Flow of Traffic • Access to Premises • Pedestrian Movement Council apologises for the inconvenience. Enquiries can be directed to Council’s Works Manager on 6455 1830

COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL Fixed Term Contract – Part-Time Care Coordinator Meals On Wheels Council has a position available in the Environmental Services Division for a Fixed Term Contract Part-Time Care Coordinator Meals On Wheels in Werri-Nina (20 hours per week). Further information can be obtained by calling Natalie Fanning on (02) 6455 1777. An information package is available on Council’s website: File Ref: IS/POS/197 Salary: $24.21/hour - $26.03/hour Applications Close: 4.00pm, Monday 19 November 2012 JOHN VUCIC PO Box 714 GENERAL MANAGER COOMA NSW 2630

Are you thinking of buying a pool? In NSW, all swimming pools, including inflatable pools, capable of holding 300 mm or more of water, are required by law to have an approved safety fence. Changes have recently been made in regards to rules in relation to pools. These amendments commenced on 29 October 2012. Some of the changes; • Swimming pool owners are required to register their swimming pools on an online register to be provided by the NSW State Government – this is to commence 29 April 2013. • Swimming pool owners will be required to self-assess, and state in the register that, to the best of their knowledge, their swimming pool complies with the applicable standard when registering their pool – after the register commences and prior to 29 October 2013. • There is a penalty for owners who fail to register a swimming pool (penalty notice amount of $220) – to commence no later than 29 April 2014. • Swimming pool owners will be required to provide a valid swimming pool compliance certificate before being able to sell or lease a property with a pool.

• Accredited certifiers under the Building Professional Act 2005 may conduct swimming pool inspection initiated by the pool owner. Council staff will be carrying out inspections of existing pool installations to ensure that fencing and other required safety equipment is operating correctly. Council’s Environmental Services staff is available to assist with any enquiries regarding the legal requirements for swimming pools.


CALENDAR OF Events Notice to all Event Organisers, Coordinators & Committees If you would like to be listed on the Region’s most comprehensive Calendar of Events please provide your event details to the Cooma Visitors Centre. Promotion of Events will be provided once all relevant information is received from the organisers. The 2013 & 2014 Calendar of Events are now also open for inclusions. If you would like to be on the recipient list to receive a copy of the updated Calendar of Events at the start each month please e-mail your details to

Cooma Visitors Centre, Ph: 64551742 or E-Mail

Gravel re-sheeting work was recently carried out on Jerangle Road.


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Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Rogan Corbett 0412 722 505

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Angela Ingram 0410 036 671

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Craig Mitchell 0429 383 388

Councillor Ignazio Mondello 0407 714 460

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000


General Manager John Vucic Phone: 02 6455 1777 Director of Corporate Services Stephen Molloy Fax: 02 6455 1799 Director of Engineering Services David Byrne Web: Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 RECREATION 0427 011 144 ROADS 0447 415 150



Wednesday November 14, 2012

South Pacific projects topic of meeting The annual Cooma Combined Services been raised to help Papua New Guinea dinner was held at the Cooma Ex-Services and Tonga, supplying water tanks at a Club last Wednesday night. value of $2000 each, building vegetable Local Lions, Rotary and View Clubs were gardens, and training in marketing their hosted by the Cooma Branch of the CWA. fresh produce, $8000 funding towards the of building of ponds to farm fish, and Guest speaker on the night was funding for local preschools. Ruth Shanks AM, who represents the Tonga has seen the funds used to help Associated Country Women’s of the World refurbish a resource centre for women, here in Australia and New Zealand. concentrating on fitting out a kitchen so She travels the South Pacific with funds that the ladies can grow their own fresh raised to help a variety of projects. produce and learn to cook healthy meals in In the last couple of years funds have

an effort to control the growing problem of The ACWW encourage ladies to get diabetes. involved with their local CWA either as an Australia and New Zealand concentrate attending member or a financial member, on small projects that slip under the radar it is a very rewarding organization to be involved in. with great success. ACWW is an international membership The ACWW have a worldwide organisation supporting rural women & membership of 9 million ladies in 75 their families through education, training countries. and community development programmes. They have an internal fundraising called For information on ACWW go to Pennies for Friendship, this is where every you can also download a member donates a coin, and these funds membership form from this site. raised keep this large organisation afloat.

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Local rider a presenter at Equitana Equitana, Australia’s biggest horse festival, will be held in Melbourne from tomorrow until Sunday. This year, local equestrian Michelle O’Neill will attend Equitana, not as a spectator or a competitor, but as guest announcer for the barrel racing events on Saturday. This is a big honour for our local girl and something she is very much looking forward to. Michelle thrives on being an all-round horsewoman. She is the owner of Cherry Tree Equine, the co-producer of the DVD “Please… can I have a pony?”, has her own column “Ask Michelle” in the popular HorseWyse magazine, is a horse industry teacher with Tafe NSW, a national director of the Australian Barrel Horse Association and a regular competitor at a range of horse events, specialising in barrel racing and steer undecorating. Michelle commenced her riding career doing stock work on the family farm and then progressed to Pony Club. Whilst at Pony Club, Michelle participated in everything from sporting to jumping, tent pegging to dressage. After several years of dressage competition, Michelle changed tack and started rodeoing. She has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo on several occasions. If she wasn’t rodeoing, Michelle would love to spend time campdrafting or reining. Cherry Tree Equine is a small business specialising in breeding

and training calm and consistent horses and teaching riders how to have more fun with their horses. Michelle dedicates much of her time to teaching and running clinics. Michelle provides assistance with everything from daily horse care to competitive riding. She has a strong emphasis on solid horsemanship in her lessons and clinics, emphasizing Control, Confidence and Consistency. As mentioned, her latest project is the DVD “Please…Can I Have A Pony”, produced by Cherry Tree Equine and HorseWyse Magazine. The DVD is a guide for all people, in particular children and their parents, who are starting out in the equine industry. “Ask Michelle” is her own Question and Answer column in the “HorseWyse Magazine”. This sees Michelle answering questions


from children, helping them to overcome their issues with horses and training. She is currently a teacher with NSW TAFE, teaching Horse Industry at Cooma Campus a job she greatly enjoys, it allows her to help people learn both practical and theoretical skills. About barrel racing Barrel racing is the fastest and most glamorous of the western events. It is a timed event that has no judges and therefore no subjective points of view. Barrel racing is graceful and simplistic - a rider, a horse, three barrels and the stopwatch. The horse is ridden as quickly as possible around a cloverleaf course of three barrels. Ride quickly and win. Hesitate and lose. Competitors have the option to either make one right and two left hand turns or one left and two right hand turns. Barrel racing is timed

to the hundredth of a second and competition is so fast that an electronic timer is used to time the event; the competitor’s time starts when they break the electronic beam and finishes when they return through the beam. If the horse or rider knocks over a barrel, they incur an infraction that adds five penalty seconds to the time and generally kills any chance for victory. The top horses ridden in barrel racing are highly trained and extremely athletic. They must be able to run extremely fast over a short distance and then collect themselves to make fast, neat and tight turns. Barrel racing within the ABHA is open to both men and women of any age.

Local rider Michelle O’Neill in action at the 2011 Adaminaby Fun Day.


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Nimmitabel Native vegetation meeting Member for Monaro John Barilaro facilitated a meeting last Wednesday between concerned Monaro landholders and Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, Troy Grant MP, to discuss changes required in native vegetation legislation. This year the NSW Government has


conducted public consultation on draft native vegetation regulations and accepted submissions from affected landholders from across the state. The NSW Government is committed to an open and transparent review process. “During recent consultation sessions,

local landholders sent a very clear message that they want drastic changes to the legislation, which has caused considerable hardship in the unique farming conditions of the Monaro region,” Mr Barilaro said. “The next stage in the process of reforms will be a parliamentary taskforce review

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Mr Barilaro and Mr Grant at last week’s meeting. of submissions and available evidence on the impacts of current native vegetation laws” “Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, Troy Grant, will be coordinating this process and I was pleased to be able to facilitate a meeting between him and

concerned landholders in Nimmitabel” The meeting was well attended by landholders from across the Monaro and South East. Discussion covered both the legal and practical implications of changes to the legislation as well as the negative impact of the existing legislation.

“Mr Grant found the meeting very informative of the unique vegetation situation of the Monaro and how the legislation is failing to achieve its desired aims,” Mr Barilaro said. “The meeting was a resounding success and I am looking forward to keeping the lines of

communication open between our farmers and our Government’s decision makers.” “I am committed to ensuring that the Liberal and Nationals Government effects revolutionary change to this out-of-touch legislation,” Mr Barilaro said.

NSW Farmers said members are concerned at the cuts the NSW Government has announced to frontline services in the bush. NSW Farmers President Fiona Simson said members are

apprehensive some of the positions within the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) delivering frontline services would no longer exist. “Our members value the work and contributions local district agronomists and livestock officers have made to their businesses and the communities in which they live,” she said. “I too am concerned the cuts may pre-empt what the new framework will look like and I hope it is not indicative of the government’s commitment to resourcing the new agency. “But NSW Farmers is at the table reminding government what a valuable resource these services are to the productive farming. We are also on the reference panel to ensure the new

agency delivers better and more effective services to our members in the future. “We have sought assurances that the value of the DPI will continue to be delivered through the new agency and that the restructure will refocus on the research and delivery we have been calling on for the past three years. “The government’s terms of reference for the new agency have given me and other panel members confidence we are not just a rubber stamp but that members will be fully consulted about the new structure. “I remain optimistic this is the case but if it turns out not to be so, our members can rest assured the government will be hearing from us loud and clear from the grassroots up.” The government

announced on October 4, a new agency, Local Land Services, will look after a range of services from 2014 including biosecurity, the pest control travelling stock route and natural disaster functions of the Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA), the natural resource management planning and funding allocation roles of the Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and the advisory services of the Department of Primary Industries. NSW Natural R e s o u r c e s Commissioner Dr John Keniry AM will chair the reference panel to oversee the construction of the new Local Land Services with the assistance of Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute Mick Keogh.

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Buyers make the most of weekend sale High Country Automotive Group held a three-day sale at the end of last week. It was a good opportunity for buyers to pick up a bargain. Local driver Peter did just that, buying his first car, a Subaru, from HCA. He is pictured at left with his new car. Pictured right, HCA staff Casey, Anthony, Nicky and dealerprincipal Adam, give the sale the thumbs up.

Literary luncheon for festival The Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival committee is kick starting the lead up to their 2013 event by holding a literary lunch, hosted by local Monaro resident and author Trisha Dixon. A well respected and published writer and photographer, Trisha’s passion is for landscape, literature, music, art and history. She has written, co-authored, edited and photographed a number of books, contributed as a columnist to various publications, lectured widely, is on the Board of the Powerhouse Museum, the Official

Establishments Trust and the National Management Committee of the Australian Garden History Society. With her delightful new book ‘Adagio’, newly released, guests will be treated to Trisha’s insights into philosophy, music, art, nature and the environment. Adagio is a charming treatise on slow gardening and the importance of slowing down and enjoying life. At the same time, it has an environmental message regarding living ethically and sustainably. This message is delivered in Trisha

Dixon’s inimitable style, as she seamlessly blends personal anecdote with musings and facts, drawing on her gardening background and her wide-ranging interests in philosophy, music, art, nature and the environment. It will appeal to gardeners and dreamers alike - anyone, in fact, who yearns for a more environmentallyattuned life. Living locally in a colonial house on an historic grazing property, Trisha will be attending the Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival and is thrilled

to lend her time to this fundraiser for the annual event. The literary lunch will be held in the Cascades Restaurant in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, November 18th. With an Italian inspired feast, great company, views to please and a community cause, this is an event not to be missed. Literary Lunch Details Date: November 18 Time: 12.30pm for 1pm. Where: Cascades Restaurant - Thredbo Alpine Hotel. Cost: $60.00

Assess the risks and save lives Essential Energy has developed a new tool for farmers to use when carrying out risk assessments on their properties to avoid electrical hazards while harvesting or moving high machinery near powerlines. Essential Energy’s regional general manager South Eastern, Phillip Green, said the electrical hazard assessment form – available on Essential Energy’s website – would assist farmers to conduct safety checks and avoid becoming a statistic. “Farmers and harvest operators should be aware of the location of powerlines on the property and identify safe traffic paths to eliminate the potential for machinery contact – it could save a life,” Mr Green said. “l encourage workers to be aware of the height and voltage of the overhead powerlines in your work area and the height of your machinery in both the operating and transport positions.” To safely relocate machinery near

overhead powerlines, lower machinery to the minimum height and appoint an onsite safety observer responsible for guiding machinery movements. “Ensure maintenance of machinery and loading/unloading activities are carried out well away from powerlines,” he said. Essential Energy warns that accidents can also occur when moving large farm machinery between properties so plan a route to stay clear of overhead powerlines and electrical infrastructure. “Powerlines can be a minimum of 5.5 metres from the ground so consider having signage and markers installed to identify overhead wires and ensure machinery passing beneath them is no higher than 4.6 metres,” he said. Visual indicators should be fixed to powerlines to warn workers of the presence of the overhead power network. Essential Energy can fit specialised line markers for a small cost. Farmers are advised

to carefully monitor the weather conditions and their effect on the overhead network as conditions can change. “Powerlines can sway in high winds, sag in the heat and be difficult to see at dawn and dusk,” Phillip said. “If you are concerned about clearance distances

from powerlines, contact Essential Energy on 13 23 91 to have it assessed – don’t take the risk.” To access the electrical hazard assessment form, visit essentialenergy. If machinery does contact overhead powerlines, contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80.

Australia Day local Citizen of the Year awards The Mayor of Snowy River Shire Council, John Cahill, wishes to notify all residents that nominations for the Australia Day Local Citizen of the Year Awards are now open for submission to Council. The closing date for the Australia Day Award Nominations is Monday, November 26. Snowy River Shire Council is pleased to call for nominations for the following awards:  Snowy River Shire Citizen of the Year  Snowy River Shire Young Citizen of the Year  Snowy River Shire Community Event of the Year The nomination deadline of Monday, 26 November 2012 will allow the Selection Committee to determine winners in each category. To be eligible all nominations must be on an official nomination form and must be received by Council on Monday, November 26. Nomination forms can be downloaded from Council’s website www.; collected from Council’s Jindabyne and Berridale offices; or requested by



calling 02 6451 1195. Forms can be lodged by email to: nicholine.wong@; faxed to (02) 6456 2997; or posted to PO Box 143 Berridale NSW 2628. For further information please contact Council on (02) 6451 1503. Read more about Snowy River Shire Council’s latest news at http://www. Cooma-Monaro Shire Citizen of the Year award

Nominations for the 2013 Citizen f the Year Awards in Cooma-Monaro Shire close on Friday November 23. Categories for the awards include Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Community Event of the Year; Sportsperson of the Year; Young Sportsperson of the Year; Community Group of the Year. Nomination forms are available online for from Council.




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At-risk older people to receive more support from carers Older people in residential care or who require significant assistance to stay at home are twice as likely to develop depression and anxiety as the general population. This disturbing statistic, along with the limited mental health training offered to aged care workers, has seen beyondblue create a groundbreaking new program to improve aged care students’ understanding of depression and anxiety in older people. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) across Australia are being urged to use Making a difference: Understanding depression and anxiety in older people in their aged care courses to help students recognise if older clients are experiencing depression or anxiety. Research from the National Ageing Research Institute reveals almost 35 per cent of older people in residential care will experience depression, while around 30 per cent of older people living in the community, but requiring significant assistance to remain at home, will also experience it. These rates are at least double the general population risk. The rates of anxiety disorders in these groups are believed to be much higher than the community average of 26 per cent, but have not been confirmed. beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell AO said it is vital aged care staff are taught how to recognise depression and anxiety in older people because these conditions reduce an older person’s quality of life. She said the new training program would enable RTOs to deliver content on depression and anxiety

in older people as part of Certificate III in Aged Care and Home or Community Care, courses that most people wishing to work in the aged care sector complete. “It is terrible that the cumulative effect of numerous risk factors including illness and isolation means older Australians are particularly vulnerable to depression and anxiety,” she said. “But this new training program means students will receive an excellent grounding in the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety when they enter the aged care workforce. The community must do everything it can to ensure the good mental health of older people and we believe this will help significantly.” Making a difference: Understanding depression and anxiety in older people builds upon beyondblue’s Professional Education to Aged Care (PEAC) Program, which is aimed at improving the aged care workforce’s understanding of depression and anxiety disorders in older people. beyondblue is asking RTOs to apply for the new program through the beyondblue website. It is the first time beyondblue has provided material for accredited training courses and has taken two years to develop. The program, which is free for eligible RTOs, will consist of student workbooks, facilitator guides, DVD clips and a podcast. For more information or to register go the older persons’ page on the beyondblue website www.beyond or email agedcare@beyond Contact beyondblue

Movember update Our local men at Woolworths Cooma must be getting very woollie by now. They are fundraising for men’s health by growing a Mo for Movember. Funds raised by Cooma’s woollie mo’s so far is to the

amount $1,732 for the team and team leader Jon has raised $675 with a promise to shave his head when he has personally reached $1000. So pop into Woolworths Cooma and support our woollie mo’s and Mens Health.

Nimmity’s garden day

Nimmitabel had a busy weekend, with markets, local attractions and open gardens. Pictured above at Fairfield are Helen Litchfield, Sophie Litchfield, Bronnie Taylor, Susie Martin-Smith, all ladies involved with the ICPA and supplied morning tea to fundraise for ICPA (Isolated Children’s & Parents Association). Below, Bronnie Taylor and gardener John Bowe.

Why did Australia’s elite riders end up working with horses? Equitana Melbourne is proud to host a free, specialist ‘Interactive Youth Forum’ for dedicated young riders and their families. This family friendly event will provide young riders with the unique opportunity to meet some of Australia’s elite equestrian heroes, from a range of equine disciplines and backgrounds. The 2012 Youth Forum will give YOU the chance to ask the questions, face to face with

some of our country’s favourite equestrian ambassadors! A superb line-up of Aussie sporting super stars - including Megan Jones (Eventing), Stephanie Spencer (Dressage) Sharon Jarvis (Para Equestrian Dressage) and Shaun Saunders (Reining) - will share their stories on how they started out in riding and where their passion for their sport has taken them. HorseWyse Magazine’s very own Pony Princess Michelle

O’Neill will be there too, with some terrific tips for teaching young riders and buying your first horse. With some fantastic ‘audience’ prizes up for grabs and plenty of fun guaranteed, you cannot afford to miss EQUITANA Melbourne’s 2012 Youth Forum! *Entry to the EQUITANA Youth Forum is open to all EQUITANA Melbourne 2012 ticket holders.



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Monaro High School’s Rural Fire Service cadets at their ‘graduation’ last week. Below, the cadets in action. The Special Education students at Monaro High School have been involved in a five week programme to attain their NSW Rural Fire Service Cadet Certificate. This was achieved under the skilled guidance and tutelage of trainer Vern Dunning. The engaging and informative programme was thoroughly enjoyed by all students. It encompassed practical displays and demonstrations along with theoretical components. It was extremely impressive to witness the level of organization and resource dedication the Rural Fire Service provided.

It was a wonderful and inclusive process. The program culminated in a celebration of achievement held at Monaro High. It was wonderful to experience the support of many special guests on the day. The SRC, parents, Department of Education Officials and many Rural Fire Service dignitaries attended. Guests were treated to a student demonstration that showcased new skills. It was also enjoyable for people to share lunch and socialise in what was a wonderful display of community.


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JCS drama ‘Runs the night’ On October 24, the Jindabyne Central School Year Nine and Ten Drama Class travelled to Sydney to represent the Illawarra South East Region at the New South Wales Public Schools State Drama Festival. The JCS students were selected to perform at the State Festival after performing at the Illawarra South East Regional Drama Festival in Wollongong, earlier in the year. “The State Festival is a showcase of exemplary Drama programs in NSW Public Schools across the state and features students from K-11”, said Louise Barkl, Manager of the NSW Public Schools Arts Unit. The JCS performance, titled ‘We Run the Night’, was a physical theatre piece that

portrayed the battle between conformity and individuality, through a lively metaphor of zombies, clones and dub step. The students devised the work in their elective drama class at JCS throughout Terms 2 and 3, incorporating circus skills, movement, mime and an edited soundtrack featuring Eminem, Skrillex, Two Door Cinema Club and Tonite Only. The students performed along side the ‘creme de la creme’ of Public School Drama programs in the 600 seat Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre, supported by a number of parents and students who traveled from Jindabyne to attend the showcase, along with students and parents from across Sydney. Jindabyne Central was one

of only two non-metropolitan schools featured in the showcase program, alongside Nowra High School, and performed in both the Thursday Evening Performance and the Secondary Schools Matinee on Friday morning. Whilst in Sydney, the JCS students attended a performance of Cirque du Soleil and participated in a tour of The Belvoir Street Theatre. The students would like to thank their families and the staff and students of JCS for their support, particularly Mr Atkinson, Mr Cooper, Ms Perry, Ms Lang, Ms Stewart and most of all, Miss Hannah Evelyn George Moloney, who enabled them to make the most of this fantastic opportunity.

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6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Meet The Natives. (PG) 8.15 Tropfest. (PG) 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Don’t Blame The Dog. Final. (M) 9.30 Kitchen Cabinet. Final. 10.00 Mock The Week. Final. (M) 10.30 Opening Shot. 11.00 The Roast. 11.05 Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts. (PG)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Toughest Driving Tests. (PG) 8.20 David Mitchell’s Soapbox. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 The Strange Calls. (M) 9.00 Warehouse Comedy Festival. (M) 9.30 Alan Carr. (M) 10.15 Hamster Wheel. Final. 10.45 Mock The Week. Final. (M) 11.15 The Roast. 11.20 Craft Corner Deathmatch. (PG)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Great Food Truck Race. 8.10 Audrey’s Kitchen. Final. 8.15 Video Killed The Radio Star: Queen. (PG) 8.40 The Roast. 8.45 Pineapple Dance Studios. (PG) 9.30 The Boy Who Was Born A Girl. (M) 10.20 Escape From World’s Most Dangerous Place. (M) 11.25 Archer. Final. (M) 11.45 Hit & Miss. (M)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Beauty And The Beast: The Ugly Face Of Prejudice: Adam And Louisa. (PG) 8.15 The Onion News Network. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Slender Thread. (1966) (M) 10.05 Movie: The Pumpkin Eater. (1964) (M) 11.50 Video Killed The Radio Star: Wayne Isham. (PG)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Don’t Blame The Dog. Final. (M) 8.30 TalHotBlond. (M) 9.30 Opening Shot: Future Radicals. (M) 10.00 The Reef. 11.30 When Louis Met Jimmy. (M) 12.25am Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Mega Builders: Quake Proofing An Icon. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail. Part 1 of 2. 9.30 Hit & Miss. (MA15+) 10.15 Video Killed The Radio Star: Def Leppard. (M) 10.40 Kitchen Cabinet. Final. 11.05 The Roast. 11.10 Pineapple Dance Studios. (PG) 11.55 Breaking Bad. (M)

6.00pm Pajanimals. 6.15 Tilly & Friends. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Good Game. 9.05 Video Killed The Radio Star: Guns N’ Roses. (M) 9.30 The Strange Calls. Final. (M) 10.00 The Boy Who Was Born A Girl. (M) 10.50 The Roast. 10.55 Real Filth Fighters. (PG) 11.20 Jack Osbourne: No Limits. (M)


6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Deadly 60. Final. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Action. 7.50 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Jeopardy. 8.30 Desperados. Adam can’t take part in the playoffs. 8.55 The 3 Factor. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Stoked. Final. 7.25 Total Drama Action. 7.50 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Jeopardy. 8.30 The Killian Curse. (PG) 8.55 The 3 Factor. Follows a group of up-andcoming Australian kids who excel in their chosen fields. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Stay Tuned. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Jeopardy. 8.30 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 8.55 Bugged. 9.00 Close.

6.25pm Prank Patrol. 6.50 You’re Skitting Me. 7.15 The Dukes Of Broxstonia. 7.25 Good Game: SP. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 Vampire Knight. (PG) 8.20 Astro Boy. 8.40 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. The Voltron force is in bad need of additional funds. 9.05 Close.

6.10pm 6.20 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Wolverine And The X-Men. 7.25 The Avengers. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 The 99. (PG) 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) 9.05 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Bushwhacked! 7.25 Total Drama Action. 7.50 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Jeopardy. 8.30 Sadie J. Final. Sadie is the only girl in an all-boy house and her journey from tomboy to girly-girl is not going to be easy. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Total Drama Action. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Jeopardy. 8.30 Pixelface. Set within the fictional world of a computer game console, the group faces their own triumphs, tragedies and funny mishaps. 9.00 Close.


6.00pm Kingswood Country. (PG) 6.30 Motorway Patrol: Cycling Frenzy. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Movie: When In Rome. (2010) (PG) Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston. 10.30 Pulling. (MA15+) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00pm Kingswood Country. (PG) 6.30 Motorway Patrol: Attenuator Crash. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 How The Other Half Live. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (MA15+) 9.30 Criminal Minds. (MA15+) 10.30 Pulling. (M) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00pm Kingswood Country. (PG) 6.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.45 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.00am Movie: Breakin’ All The Rules. (2004) (M)

6.00pm The Great Outdoors. 6.30 SeaChange. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) Morse and Lewis investigate the murder of a man behind bars. 10.50 Miniseries: Sea Wolf. (2009) (AV15+) 12.50am Movie: Action In Arabia. (1944) (PG) George Sanders.

6.30pm The Food Truck. (PG) 7.00 Country Calendar. 7.30 Ballykissangel. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 Hale And Pace. (M) 12.20am Movie: The Falcon Strikes Back. (1943) (PG)

6.00pm Kingswood Country. (PG) 6.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) 9.40 Criminal Minds. (MA15+) 10.40 Criminal Minds. (MA15+) 11.40 Miniseries: The Secret. (2000) (M)

6.00pm Kingswood Country. (PG) 6.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Anh Does Vietnam. (PG) 8.30 Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) Alice fears she is losing her figure. 9.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) 10.10 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.20 Property Ladder. (M)


6.00pm My Name Is Earl. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.00 Hollywood Treasure. (PG) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

6.00pm My Name Is Earl. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp People. (PG) 8.30 Turtleman. (PG) 9.00 Turtleman. (PG) 9.30 Gator Boys. (PG) 10.30 Operation Repo. (M) 11.00 Bear Swamp Recovery. (M) 11.30 Jail. (M)

7.30pm Movie: The Shaggy Dog. (2006) (PG) Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr, Kristin Davis. 9.40 Movie: Assault On Precinct 13. (2005) (AV15+) Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello. 12.00am Blokesworld. (MA15+) 12.30 CNNNN. (M)

6.30pm Outback Truckers. (PG) 7.30 Big Australia: Trucking. (PG) 8.30 Megastructures Breakdown: Phantom Jet. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Wild Things. (1998) (AV15+) Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell. 11.50 Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

6.00pm How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Wall-E. (2008) (G) 8.40 Movie: The Bourne Identity. (2002) (M) Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper. A man sets out to discover his identity after being hauled from the ocean with amnesia. 11.10 Most Shocking: Top 20. (M)

6.00pm My Name Is Earl. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 American Dad! (M) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 Family Guy. (M) 11.30 Punk’d. (M) 12.00am Boston Legal. (M)

6.00pm My Name Is Earl. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.00 Hollywood Treasure. (PG) 9.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 10.00 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 11.00 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG)


6.00pm Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Movie: Resident Evil: Afterlife. (2010) (AV15+) Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller. 11.30 South Park. (M)

6.00pm Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Superman III. (1983) (PG) Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor. 11.00 The Inbetweeners. (MA15+) 11.30 Eclipse. (PG)

6.00pm Movie: Open Season. (2006) (G) Voices of Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing. 7.40 Movie: Madagascar. (2005) (PG) Voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer. 9.40 Movie: Pleasantville. (1998) (M) Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels.

7.30pm Movie: The Mask. (1994) (PG) Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Richard Jeni, Peter Riegert. 9.30 Movie: Year One. (2009) (M) Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.30 Conan. (M)

6.30pm Movie: Flubber. (1997) (G) Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Gremlins. (1984) (PG) Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton. 11.40 Chuck. (M) 12.40am Chuck. (AV15+)

6.00pm Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Taking Of Pelham 123. (2009) (AV15+) 11.50 The Inbetweeners. (MA15+) 12.20am Park Street. (M) 12.50 Fringe. (M)

6.00pm Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Teen Mom. (M) 9.30 Movie: Vampires Suck. (2010) (M) 11.10 Two And A Half Men. (M) 11.30 Nikita. (AV15+)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.00 Customs. (PG) 8.30 RPA. (PG) Discover how Emma’s pregnancy is progressing, as she hopes to wait a bit longer before her baby is delivered. 9.30 Cold Case. (M) 10.30 Cold Case. (M) 11.30 Law & Order. (M)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Animal Hoarding. (PG) 8.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Erectile Dysfunction. (M) 9.30 Super Nanny UK. (M) 10.30 Hoarders. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Flashpoint. (M)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. (2008) (M) Brad Pitt. The story of a man who is born aged in his eighties and grows younger, with strange consequences. 11.50 Friends. (PG)

6.30pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) The team appear to have an openand-shut case after a murder suspect is impaled during a police pursuit. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.25 Law & Order. (M) 12.20am Psychic TV. (PG)

6.30pm Planet Earth: Caves. (PG) 7.30 Selling Houses Abroad. Final. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Absolute Power. (1997) (M) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney. 11.00 Law & Order. (M) 12.00am Movie: The Cave. (2005) (M) Cole Hauser, Lena Headey, Piper Perabo.

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Big Body Squad. (PG) 8.30 Britain’s Fattest Man. (M) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Movie: Duel In The Jungle. (1954) (PG)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Yes Minister. 8.00 Yes Minister. 8.30 The Closer. (M) Brenda is put on the witness stand, by the prosecution, in a murder case. 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 The Mentalist. (PG) 11.30 Law & Order. (M) 12.30am Friends. (PG)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Coal. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) Michael is confronted by his alter ego, the man who actually committed the crimes that led to his agency “burning” him. 9.30 Movie: Echelon Conspiracy. (2009) (M) 11.45 Prison Break. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green. (PG) 8.30 Hell’s Kitchen USA. (M) For their challenge, both teams are asked to create two entrees and one main course for a welcome home party for a US Marine. 9.30 Movie: Best Laid Plans. (1999) (MA15+) 11.30 Psych. (PG)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 American Digger. (PG) 8.00 Flip Men. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) After a boy is murdered in Central Park, Detectives Benson and Stabler suspect a recently paroled sex offender. 9.30 NBL. Round 7. Perth Wildcats v Adelaide 36ers. 11.30 Coal. (PG)

6.00pm The Ultimate Rider. 6.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG) 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Thin Red Line. (1998) (M) Sean Penn, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson. 12.00am 48 Hours: Friends For Life. (M)

6.00pm Big Fish, Small Boats. 6.30 Trick My Truck. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Transporter. (2002) (M) Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze. 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Coal. (PG) 12.30am Ross Kemp: Back On The Frontline. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 An Idiot Abroad. (M) 9.30 House Of Lies. (MA15+) 10.10 Brand X. (MA15+) 10.40 Omnisport. 11.00 Gridiron. NFL. Week 11.

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss USA. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Ross Kemp: Back On The Frontline. (M) 10.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 11.40 Better Off Ted. (PG) 12.10am Fear Factor. (PG)


6.00pm Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 King Of The Hill. (PG) 11.00 King Of The Hill. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00pm Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Next Gen. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Next Gen. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: Next Gen. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00pm Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance. (PG) Dancers audition in Salt Lake City, in front of judges in the hope of earning a ticket to the callbacks. 9.30 Fashion Star. (PG) 10.30 New Zealand’s Next Top Model. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Becker. (PG) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Becker. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 11.30 Hot 30. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers. (M) 10.30 The Office. (PG) 11.00 The Office. (PG) 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG)

6.00pm Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 8.30 Supernatural. (M) 9.30 Movie: Paranormal Activity 2. (2010) (M) Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim. 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (M) 9.40 Geordie Shore. (MA15+) 10.40 Melrose Place. (M) 11.40 Late Late Show. (PG)


6.00pm Globe Trekker. 6.35 A Matter Of Taste With Vir Sanghvi. 7.00 Galleons Of Spice. 7.30 The Brain That Changes Itself. 8.30 The Bridge. Final. (M) 9.35 Movie: The Maid. (2009) (M) 11.20 Movie: Cleopatra. (2003) (M)

6.00pm Globe Trekker. 6.35 A Matter Of Taste With Vir Sanghvi. (PG) 7.00 Galleons Of Spice. 7.30 Money, Power And Wall Street. 8.30 Ethnic Business Awards 2012. (PG) 10.30 Movie: The Army Of Crime. (2009) (AV15+) Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen.

6.00pm Globe Trekker. 6.35 A Matter Of Taste. Final. (PG) 7.00 Galleons Of Spice. Final. 7.30 Death Of The Oceans? 8.30 Unbeatable Banzuke. 8.55 Soccer. FIFA Futsal World Cup. First Semi-final. 11.25 Soccer. FIFA Futsal World Cup. Second Semi-final.

6.00pm At The Table With…. 6.30 One Man And His Campervan. 7.00 The Grape Escape. 7.30 God In America. (PG) 8.30 The Accursed Kings. (2005) (M) Part 3 of 5. 10.15 Movie: Ben X. (2007) (M) 11.55 Movie: Cold Prey. (2006) (AV15+)

6.10pm Skippers. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 Behind The Front Door. 8.00 Tomorrow’s Doctors. (PG) 8.30 London Calling: At The Movies. (M) Part 3 of 4. 9.30 SOS. (MA15+) 10.30 Unbeatable Banzuke. 11.00 Soccer. FIFA Futsal World Cup. Final.

6.00pm Living Black. 6.30 Foodie Planet. New series. (PG) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 8.30 Inspector Rex. (M) 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 Blitz Street. (PG) 11.25 Movie: Gun-Shy. (2003) (MA15+) Fabian Hinrichs, Lavinia Wilson, Johan Leysen.

6.00pm Globe Trekker. 6.30 Foodie Planet. (PG) 7.30 Empire Of The Seas. 8.30 As It Happened: Chronicle Of The Third Reich – 1936-1939. (PG) Part 2 of 4. 9.30 Movie: Thirst. (2009) (AV15+) 12.00am Movie: The Crime Of Father Amaro. (2002) (MA15+)

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Monaro High School Class of 1972


The Monaro High School Class of 1972 held its 40th anniversary on October 26-28. Ex-students came from overseas and around Australia to catch up at a dinner at the Marlborough Motor Inn on the Saturday night. Pictured at left, students pose for a reunion photo. Photo by Schoo’s Studio.

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Year 11 Boarder and Visual Arts student, Lily Platts, with “50s Housewife” based on the theme of “Set the Table” Photographed outside Toxteth House.






Wednesday November 14, 2012

Snowliners’ Kimberley Experience Monday arrives and we are on of Hamelin Bay is twice as salty the road again in our trusty coach as usual sea water which is a perfect growing environment for heading north for adventures. the stromatolites which grow up The Brand Highway is the to .3mm a year. Also here is a road north and Kalbarri is large area of compressed shells our destination with beautiful which have been cut into blocks wildflowers along the way. On for building purposes. their way across the Nullarbor Denham is our evenings John and Pete drove into a head wind all the way, we are now destination which is within the heading north and once again Shark Bay World Heritage Area and the famed Monkey Mia driving into wind! dolphins. The following morning Tuesday morning before we have an early start to go and continuing north we back tracked see the dolphins. At Monkey a little way to Bluff Point, Island Mia they come to the beach front Rock and Natural Bridge. This is on a regular basis (every day if an area on the coast which has not several times a day). The yielded to forces of the ocean and dolphins are all known by name wind which have spectacularly and visitors along the beach are sculpted the fracturing and invited to share in the experience decaying of the surrounding cliffs. at feeding times. Monkey Mia A special morning tea was is the number one behavioural enjoyed on the banks of the research site in the world for Murchison River made all the bottlenose dolphins. After this more special as we celebrated wonderful experience we back Pat’s birthday -even though it was track to the Overland Roadhouse a few days late! and start heading south to More wildflowers and Geraldton. particularly smokebush are viewed along the highway before turning off at the Overlander Roadhouse for Denham. Lunch was enjoyed at Hamelin Pool where the oldest living organisms in the world grow – Stromatolites. The water

At Mount Scott Geraldton is a memorial to HMAS Sydney II which was lost off the coast in November 1941. On top of the hill looking out to where Sydney was lost is a silver dome of 645 seagulls, one for each sailor lost

on the Sydney. The dome is supported by seven pillars, re p re s e n t i n g the seven states and territories of Australia. Flag poles at the entrance are mounted in ship propellers A n o t h e r bronze statue on the site is of a woman gazing out to sea waiting for news of loved ones on the ill-fated voyage. Wreckage of the HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran were found in March 2008. Thursday rolls around and we are on the road again! A stop is made at Dongara for essential supplies then we join the Coastal Road through Illawong and Leeman and on to Cervantes and the Pinnacles.

From Cervantes we travelled east to Moora where we visited a very impressive wildflower farm which exports to about 10 overseas countries. Pam explained how she dries the wildflowers and her passion for The Pinnacles are located the industry. in the Nambung National Park New Norcia, on the Great which covers an area of 17,487 Northern Highway, was our lunch hectares. The Pinnacles stop. This is the only monastic Desert is one of the country’s town in Australia. In 1846 a most unusual attractions with

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Welcome readers to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. Please phone me on 64523137 or email au if you would like to tell me of any special events coming up. Calling All Garden Lovers St Pauls Anglican Church fundraising Committee invite you to view for very different but beautiful gardens next Sunday November 18, beginning at 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Cost is $15 which

includes afternoon tea (children free). The four gardens on show belong to Mr and Mrs Harris, Mr and Mrs Jim Hatfield, Mr Hans Neumeter and Mr and Mrs G Roberts. Maps and tickets available to Cooma Fabric Salon or by phoning Nella 64522876. Afternoon tea will be served at Som Chit and Gordon’s home or a sausage sizzle at Jim and Mary’s residence. For lovers of natural gem stones and art Hans Neumeyer invites you to view his collection (not for sale).

Christmas Shopping Day To support National Kidney Kids Camp you are invited to go along on November 25 to the Jindabyne Community Hall where you will find a variety of interesting stalls. Ten percent of takings will be donated to this very worthwhile cause. Should you wish to man a stall with your product please phone 64568627. Elegant Afternoon Fifty guests enjoyed a delightful afternoon last Saturday in the grounds of John and Sally-Anne Cottles property “Shirley”.

Benedictine mission to the local aborigines was started by two Spanish Benedictines. The name comes from Norcia in Italy the birthplace of St Benedict. From New Norcia we backtrack to Perth for a two night stay, passing numerous wide loads along the way. Many meet up with family or friends and enjoy a day off, or catch up on the essential washing. The Pinnacles, WA.

This was a fundraiser for the Baptist Church towards their work for the Missions. Guests were treated to an elegant afternoon tea to a background of classical music. Ladies wore afternoon tea gowns and delightful hats in keeping with the theme of a Garden Party. A stroll around the magnificent gardens and lake completed a perfect afternoon. Among those enjoying themselves were Janice Goodwin, Margaret Echarri, Dawn Glascow, Geoff Bowland (in his tropical suit and panama hat) and David Price.

Raglan Gallery Volunteer Sitters In appreciation for the work done by volunteers Raglan Gallery have arranged drinks and nibbles on 29th November at 5.30pm as a thank you. Also at 5pm financial statements will be discussed at an informal meeting. The Gallery is very proud of its present Exhibition Art in Miniatures, you will find these art works very detailed and intriguing, Exhibition closes 2nd December.



November 12-18 2012


Recycling week 2012 is upon us and it’s time to have a look at how we are performing as a community. THE FACTS: Over 2000 tonnes of resources were diverted from landfill during the last financial year. Since implementing a recycling service several years ago, our community has been gradually improving with higher recycling rates recorded across the shire annually. Cooma-Monaro currently has a resource recovery rate of around 38%, which is higher than the state average. But more needs to be done if we are to achieve the 66% target set by the Office of Environment and Heritage. WHY BOTHER WITH RECYCLING? It is important that as a community we continue to improve and minimise the amount of waste we send to landfill for a variety of reasons: 1. SAVE ENERGY It generally takes less energy to make products with recycled materials than virgin materials, often significantly less. For example, it takes 20 times more energy to make aluminium from bauxite ore than using recycled aluminium. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power a computer for 3 hours. Reducing our energy consumption will reduce pollution from burning fossil fuels. 2. SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Making products with recycled material slows the depletion of non-renewable resources such as metal, oil and natural gas, and reduces the encroachment of new mining and drilling operations. Conserving renewable resources through recycling also helps preserve undisturbed land and natural diversity by reducing the amount of land needed for agriculture and timber production. 3. SAVE MONEY Financially, recycling will save our community substantial amounts of money. The cost of additional landfill space is extremely high, with other councils in NSW forced into spending millions of dollars to create new landfill space. We can extend the life of our landfill by recycling, which will save our community money and help keep rates at a reasonable level.


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Monaro Merino Week ram sales Avonside ram sale tops $1600

The annual on-property Avonside Merino Stud ram sale was held last Saturday. Top price of $1600 was realised for lot four, which sold to BC Partnership. Second top was $1400 for lot three, which sold to GW and J Mackay. The sale averaged $743.75 and grossed $11,900.

Manawa ram sale tops $1300

The annual on-property Manawa Merino Stud ram sale was held on Saturday. Repeat buyer Kerry Wellsmore purchased the top-priced Merino for $1300, with Glenda and Colin Thomas purchasing the top poll for $1000. The sale saw 15 of 24 lots sold, to average $800 and gross $12,000.

Pictured, Martin Walters with lot four, which he purchased for $1600.

Adina Merino ram sale

Adina Merino Stud’s ram sale on Monday saw 26 of 42 lots sold to a top of $1600. This lot was purchase by Woodend pastoral Co, of Cooma. The sale averaged $919.50 and grossed $23,907.

Pictured, Glenda Thomas and auctioneer Myles Buchanan with the top-priced poll ram.

Continued Page 30.

Pictured above right are Adina principal James and Julie Barron with Tim Ferguson and the top-priced ram.

Letter to the editor

Why he resigned from RFS Editor, I am writing to advise you that I have resigned from my position as Group Captain for Snowy River. I have acted in this position since 1998, prior to that I was Captain of the Dalgety Brigade and have been a member since joining the Brigade in 1982 when I was 15 years of age. When I was first approached to take on the position of Group Captain for Snowy River I felt both privileged and honoured to have been given this opportunity to be part of the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade organisation. I also felt proud to have been asked to represent the brigade members and communities across Snowy River, but unfortunately as time has passed I no longer wish to be a part of this organisation anymore and I believe that this dissatisfaction with the NSW RFS is becoming more widespread across the State than people realise. There are numerous reasons why I have made this decision which I feel need to be outlined

NSW RFS has become too top heavy with no practical people left at any management level; people coming into the organisation now have no passion or community involvement and have just jumped onto the gravy train and its now become just a “job” Snowy River fire district when it was a “stand alone” district (instead of being part of a Team which now covers an enormous area and runs from ACT to Victorian border) functioned much more effectively and efficiently (wait until it is zoned) Biggest mistake ever was when the organisation went from Local Government to State Government; a Community Meeting was held prior to this transfer requesting that RFS not go away from Local Government and more than 400 people attended to express their disappointment and now here we are years down the track and Councils can no longer afford the RFS and volunteers will have to revert to fundraising to secure goods and equipment in future

Brigades were formally known as “Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades” – when they took the word volunteer out and became known as NSW RFS everything changed and now HO will not listen to the voice of the volunteer Expectations and the responsibilities that are now being expected of Group Captains, from both RFS HO and communities; the role of Group Captain has changed and he is now expected to do the work that the Fire Control Officer originally did Numerous meetings/ forums held with representatives from RFS HO and Region to discuss issues of concern have all resulted with no follow up – the same as when Coronial Inquiries are held – nothing is done Group Captains have been verbally abused and bullied over the years, particularly from staff at Region South – they forget that we are unpaid volunteers and we are sick and tired of copping abuse RFS HO being based in a metropolitan area has no vision for what rural communities and brigades need – local

knowledge is not being listened to and not sourced Management of Fires and Incident Management Team – it frightens all Group Captains to think that Incident Management Teams for large fires/ incidents will be formed from out of area personnel with no local knowledge which will result in someone eventually being killed Costs associated with Eucumbene Cove – Group Captains across the Monaro have requested numerous times now the costs associated with getting work done at Eucumbene Cove – still getting fobbed off and still no answer – we and the brigade only ever wanted good access and egress I feel that Group Captains need to have more input into the selection process for new staff The waste of money at a management level Highfire Project – Group Captains believe it to be the only project looking at fuel accumulation and fuel management in the High Country, yet to date has received little or no

funding or support from NSW RFS As I stated at the beginning of this letter there was a certain pride in being involved in the volunteer brigade organisation but that organisation has changed and I believe that there are numerous brigade members and Group Captains across the State that now feel the same as I do. Ross Walters Brickkiln Dalgety

Landmark welcomes Anthony Clarke to the Cooma team in his role as livestock account manager. Anthony along with wife Tracey, daughter Sophie and son John move to Cooma from Cowra where Anthony has for the past 21 years been a livestock buyer. 16 years with P D Mulligan’s and the last 5 years with Country Fresh Meats. Growing up on the family farm Anthony commenced his career as a Stock & Station Agent before moving on to become a livestock buyer. For all on farm inspections, assessments and marketing options please contact

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

Gardening Notes Merino ram sale week begins Week 2: Continued from page 29.

November is the month when conditions become reliably warm, so it’s an important growth month in the garden. Vegies to sow in November - Beans Green beans are summer favourites, but why not try growing something a bit different such as Yates Bountiful Butter or Borlotti beans? Pink and cream speckled Borlotti pods can be eaten fresh when young, but are more often left to reach maturity so that the seeds themselves can be harvested and dried. Flowers to sow in November Nasturtiums are workhorse plants. They have pretty flowers, the plants make excellent ground covers, you can eat the leaves and they’re reputed to have some pest-repelling properties. For example, nasturtiums growing beneath apple trees are said to deter codling moth and woolly aphids. Sow nasturtium seeds straight into the soil but do so sooner, rather than later, before soil temperatures get too high. Feed in November All fruit trees will benefit from a feed this month with a specific fruit tree fertiliser. Dynamic Lifter Plus Fruit Food combines the organic goodness of composted chicken manure with extra nutrients that enhance production.

Round Plain ram sale Round Plain Merino Stud held its annual on-property sale last Saturday. There were 35 lots on offer, which sold to a top of $800 for three lots to GM and SM Williams and the Estate of LM McPhie. The sale averaged $750 and grossed $4500.

Pictured, Round Plain principal Jenny Crowe at the sale on Saturday


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Prune in November Continue pruning spring-flowering trees and shrubs as soon as their flowering period’s over. Pinch back summer annuals (such as young petunias) to promote bushy growth. Remove developing seed pods from azaleas and rhododendrons. Shorten long shoots on pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchinis etc. to encourage sideways growth (more likely to bear fruit). Thin excess crops on fruit trees - remaining fruit will then reach a good size.

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November pest watch Dust young tomato plants with Yates Tomato & Vegetable Dust. This helps prevent fungal diseases from infecting the plants and protects them from a number of common pests. November job file Roses in full bloom are now available in pots, making it much easier to choose the exact colour and fragrance you are after. But don’t forget to plant out your potted roses before summer’s heat is at its worst.

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Smaller yarding at Cooma sheep sale There was a smaller yarding of lambs and sheep at the Cooma saleyards on November 5, with the usual gallery of buyers in attendance. The sale was firm to slightly dearer than the previous sale. The first of the new season lambs were on offer, reaching a top of $90 and older lambs made to $76. Mutton prices were firm on the last sale.

Lambs SG Tozer, MLP, 5, $76; Little Tinderry, MLP, 20, $75; Shanley Caddigate, Lmk, 11, $70; KJ & C Wellsmore, Lmk, 15, $70; P Bottom, E, 13, $68; D Lewis, BC, 12, $65. Store crossbred lambs DR & SA McPhie, Lmk, 5, $68; DP & PJ Ward, MLP, 7, $59; WK & AT Scarlett, Lmk, 34, $46.

Quotations Suckers from $50 - $90; Older lambs from $40 - $76; Wethers Wethers from $30 – $43; MJ & CA Caldwell, Lmk, 39, Old ewes from $30 - $42. $43; Restocker sheep were low in P & M Bolton, BC, 8, $36. numbers but keenly contested: 1yo M/e, Feb shn, made to $83; Ewes 2yo M/w, full wool made to $79; MJ & CA Caldwell, Lmk, 80, 3/4yo M/w, full wool, made to $42; $71. Old Springfield P’ship, MLP, 110, The next sheep sale will be on $41; November 19. Little Tinderry, MLP. 19, $40.50; Prices P Schumann, BC, 12, $40; Suckers Everleigh Partners, BC, 3, $39. MJ & CA Caldwell, Lmk, 64, $90; Store Sheep P B & D Barron, MLP, 16, $80; DC & DM Ingram, MLP, 72, $79; DR & SA McPhie, Lmk, 34, $78; DC & DM Ingram, MLP, 39, $70; DP & PJ Ward, MLP, 23, $77; Jindalee Grazing, Lmk, 91, M/ M Rose, BC, 5, $70. ewes, 1yo, Feb shn, $93

Best chance to stop worms looms Following several bad worm years, the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPA) are encouraging sheep producers to take proactive steps now in order to avoid a repeat of recent disasters. Over the last few seasons internal parasites have cost many farmers dearly – heavy mortalities, significant production losses and big drench bills have been commonplace. As the season hots up worm larvae will start to die off. At the same time opportunities to effectively drench sheep onto relatively safe paddocks such as crop and hay paddocks will present the best opportunity to break the worm’s life cycle. The first step though is to measure worm egg counts to see whether your sheep have worm problems. Most worms are not visible in sheep droppings, so testing of freshly collected droppings is essential. The results will identify if there are worms present, the type and amount which will allow the most effective drench to be chosen. Measuring egg worm counts to determine effective drenching will also slow down or prevent resistance building up. Drench resistance can develop through overuse of the same drench family, if the product is used incorrectly, or by bringing resistant worms onto your property through infected sheep. Each property will have differing drench resistance levels, and the best way to find out what drenches will work on your property is with a drench resistance test. This is best done on weaner aged sheep

which haven’t been previously drenched. Many LHPAs have carried out drench resistance projects with sheep producers. LHPA District Veterinarian Evelyn Walker said of the properties surveyed in the Central West area, drench resistance was present on every single farm. “However, drench resistance may be present in only certain worm species. For example, a drench may be effective on the Black scour worm, but not necessarily the Barber’s pole worm. “Using personalised resistance information, a farmer can strategically drench based on his worm populations with a product that’s sure to work,” she said. If a full drench resistance test can’t be conducted, a worm egg count test on lambs before and 10-14 days after drenching will indicate how effective that drench is. The effects of not testing drenches can be long term and expensive. Knowing what drenches work can open up the possibility of cheaper drench groups to use in your rotation. As well as using correct drenches, strategic paddock management and good nutrition are important. It’s good practice to ensure susceptible sheep, especially weaners, are not placed in heavily contaminated paddocks and provide good quality feed to encourage development of their immune system. Worm testing kits are available from your local LHPA office and staff can assist with advice on drench resistance and parasite control.

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their work. We offer a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and training and development opportunities.

For further information and to obtain a copy of the selection criteria please contact Donna on 02 6445 3106 or email

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The successful applicant shall: • Be able to provide consistently high quality meals • Consistently provide fast and friendly customer service • Use fresh produce • Have a variety of meals • Provide a sustainable menu that returns reasonable profits whilst promoting return business • Have a commitment to training staff to provide high levels of service • Be diligent in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards • Be able to meet all legislative requirements • Effectively market the food services of the Club • Have sound catering management skills Terms of the contract are negotiable for the right Caterer and the Board and Management are keen to work together with this person to ensure mutual success. Accordingly, you will be approachable and willing to collaborate on projects that will drive business and grow awareness in the local community and beyond. To register your interest, please forward a cover letter addressing the above criteria, current resume, and proposed Bistro and Function Menus prior to 30th November 2012 to: The Secretary Manager, Cooma Ex-Services Club, 106 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630, or Email:


SERVICE ONE Members Banking is the region’s only locally-owned banking institution, with Branches across the ACT and South Eastern NSW. Our customers (known to us as our Members) are accustomed to remarkable levels of Member service and our staff play an integral component in being able to deliver this service.

After 14 days from publication of this notice an application for Probate of the Will dated of 14 March 2003 CECILIA DOREEN BOWRY late of Cooma, will be made by Phillip George Bowry and Michael John Bowry. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon her Estate to: Last and Maxwell, Solicitors, Barristers, Conveyancers and Notaries, 12 Bombala Street, COOMA NSW 2630.

Dearly loved wife of William (DEC). Loving mother to Jennifer, Dianne and John. Adored grandmother to Melissa, Michelle, Anna, Tania, Andrew, Stephanie and Dean. Great grandma to her 13 great grandchildren.

Our Manager, Cooma & Bemboka Branches, based in Cooma, is responsible for the operation of the Branches. With a focus on coaching and developing your team, you will be able to provide remarkable service to our Members to achieve modest sales targets and business growth. Key requirements include: • • • • •

The relatives and friends of the late

excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills experience in leading a high performing team the ability to focus on our Members and their needs business development skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.


are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Patrick's Catholic Church, Cooma, on Thursday November 15th 2012 commencing at 11:30 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery, Cooma.

So if you adopt a customer-service approach to everything you do, can instil trust and inspire a team, respond to organisational needs, and enjoy the challenges of meeting and exceeding KPIs, this role is for you! More information about SERVICE ONE and the Manager, Cooma & Bemboka Branches position, including a job description, can be found online at If you have any questions after reviewing this material, contact the General Manager – Retail on (02) 6215 7126.

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Passed away peacefully on Friday November 9th at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre Cooma, formerly of Denison St Cooma. Aged 76 years.


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The Cooma Ex-Services Club is calling for expressions of interest for an astute and professional Caterer to undertake the Club's Catering Contract. The successful contractor will be able to provide quality service and meals that offer variety and sustainable pricing points for the local clientele and will be able to ramp up the operation and manage the influx during the ski season, not to mention have the ability to provide exceptional function packages that encourage groups and parties to use the Club for their events.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES EQUITY DIVISION - PROBATE NOTICE After 14 days from publication of this notice an application for Probate of the Will dated 30 May 2011 of WALTER JAMES CAMPBELL late of Cooma, will be made by John Albert Last. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon his Estate to: Last and Maxwell, Solicitors, Barristers, Conveyancers and Notaries, 12 Bombala Street, COOMA NSW 2630

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NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION ESTATE OF MAUREEN JUNE ARMSTEAD (in the Will called Maureen June Armstead) NSW GRANT MADE 17/05/2012 Any person having a claim upon the estate of Maureen June Armstead, late of Bredbo who died on 5 February 2012 must send particulars of the claim to the legal representative for the estate at care of Last and Maxwell, 12 Bombala Street, COOMA NSW 2630, within 30 days from publication of this notice. After that time the legal representative intends to distribute the property in the estate having regard only to the claims of which the legal representative had notice at the time distribution.

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 6th 2012 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma, formerly of Mawson St, Cooma. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of David, mother of Ian, Janet and Grant, grandmother of Lyndal, Alasdair, Clare, Phoebe, Clancy and Bonnie. The relatives and friends of the late ALISON ISOBEL HOLGATE are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Cooma, on Tuesday November 13th 2012 commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094

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November is recycling month, so we're asking everyone to make a sculpture from recycled junk or something that was used originaly for a different purpose. The sculpture can be of any size and there'll be a prize for primary and secondry students, as well as for adults. Bring your sculpture along to the BBQ area by 11am.

Cryptic Clues ACROSS

1. Lackey performing phony acts (9) 6. Young one in charge seems pretty square all round (5) 9. Judge sank his teeth into case of rare complexity (7) 10. One more instance of suffering on earth (7) 11. Specials on sheets and beer from the last Commonwealth Games? (10,5) 12. Light work for a scientist? (6) 13. Cracking up as sole support (8) 15. Hot air to richer assemblies (8) 17. Fosters commercial with no pints (6) 20. Keen to move what's under the fingernails and wide of the target (5,3,3,4) 22. Follow the example of what made the flightless bird extinct? (7) 23. Mounted for a street outing on horseback (7) 24. Twist a bone that's likely to break (5) 25. Soap may discourage chap (9)



1. Fit in jacuzzi with sergeant major (5) 2. Ministry of the Press? (7) 3. Go back in time and bring back the biffo! (3,3,5,4) 4. Translate Sartre in detention (6) 5. Pass over uplifting painting and poetry (8) 6. Yours truly, for example, is this of sort of creed's worst sort (9,6) 7. Watches how they act as full Nelsons, for example (7) 8. Has lyrics rewritten for 'Cocoon' (9) 12. By popular demand, Reno set off on an crusade (2,7) 14. Landing strip in a musical discipline? (8) 16. Gourmet pie, pickle and preserve (7) 18. Confection of the plainer variety (7) 19. Channel needs a make-up artist (6) 21. Thousand lent out on all fours (5)

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November is also Movember month and this month, many of the men who work at Woolworths have joined in by growing moustaches to raise awarenes and money for Prostate Cancer and Beyond Blue. Hopefully they will have a stall at the market and donations to their cause would be very welcome. We're calling all men in the area sporting moes, to come along to offer support. There'll be a local potter demonstrating the art of making pieces with clay and there'll be clay available for children to become creative and show their talents. Dave Wilkins will be singing lots of old time favourites to music from his music box. So bring a fold-up chair, sit and listen to Dave's music, have a BBQ sandwich and enjoy the day.


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1. Bad breath (9) 6. Coral animal (5) 9. Butt in (7) 10. Lines joining places of equal atmospheric pressure (7) 11. Inadvertently, accidentally (15) 12. Minor earthquake (6) 13. High-pitched male voice (8) 15. Dramatic, stirring (8) 17. Move restlessly (6) 20. Privacy between a doctor and patient (15) 22. Liquorice flavour (7) 23. Japanese island administered by the US after WWII (7) 24. Lock of hair (5) 25. Conservation zone around a city (5,4)

1. Japanese verse of 17 syllables (5) 2. Garden framework (7) 3. Honesty, dependability (15) 4. Observing (6) 5. Curved oriental sword (8) 6. Prophesy, prediction (15) 7. Brochure (7) 8. Tread warily (9) 12. Keen and incisive (9) 14. Expected loser (8) 16. Brief, succinct (7) 18. Facial contortion (7) 19. Fall guy (6) 21. Rising agent in bread (5)




will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Australian Hotel, Cooma, at 3pm on Sunday the 18th of November. Everyone welcome.

Annual General Meeting Monaro Family Day Care Inc will be holding the AGM on Monday 10th December 2012 at 67 Soho Street Cooma, the meeting will commence at 7:30pm. All welcome.


Garage Sale Saturday 17 November 1 Hill Street, Cooma Not before 9am to 2pm Dining tables, cupboards, lounge, TV unit, timber and doors and lots more.

Wanted: Garden Labourer Required 1 day per week at a property located 28kms from Dalgety. Duties include pruning, string trimming, weeding and general clean up. Equipment supplied. Gardening know how a plus. Will pay $25/hour plus travel neg. Contact Christie Glasson on 02 64566714 for more information.

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10am to 1pm 11 Karawatha Circuit, Cooma Some items for sale include: • Bori Cot and Change Table • Bath Seat • Child Care Bassinette • Bouncer • Wraps • Diaper Nanny • Toys • Clothes (girls and boys) • Baby Entertainer – Kolcraft Baby sit and step • Kidsline Cot Manchester Bedding Sets




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Monaro makes Konica Cup semi final Another cracking weekend of cricket on the Monaro with Jindabyne 5/133 defeating Berridale 8/116, Cooma Cats 7/111 (dec) defeated Cooma Cannons all out for 88 and the Alpine defeating Coffeys in a low scoring match at Rotary. In the Konica cup Monaro 3/145 defeated Weston Creek 6/141 and in the second game Gungahlin North 6/126 defeated Monaro 5/125 in a last ball thriller. Monaro have now progressed to the Konica cup Semi final on a superior net run rate. Monaro V Weston Creek match reportWeston Creek won the toss and elected to bat and got off to the perfect start taking full advantage of the fielding restrictions in the first six overs. Weston creek just ticking under 10 an over with the opening batsman finding regular boundaries. After copping some early stick D Asanovski (1/30) got the breakthrough and with the introduction of the captain Andrew O’Keeffe (3/21) and the off spin from Hayes and Williams and a more committed effort in the field, Monaro pulled the run rate back and after 20 overs Weston Creek posted a very formidable 6/141. With Monaro needing to win to just about guarantee a spot in the semi final Monaro would have to bat very well to chase down the big total. O’Keeffe (35) bumped himself up to opener to help stabilise the Monaro top order and after an early chance he did as planned and got Monaro into a winning position with the run rate down to a manageable seven runs an over. Sam Williams (56*) and Chris Khoury (32) did a wonderful job at the crease with some great running between the wickets and with the odd boundary thrown in the pair whittled away at the score. With 30 runs required from the last four overs one big over would just about get Monaro home and Williams and Khoury provided hitting 12 off the 17th over including a big six to Khoury. Khoury was unluckily runout in the next over with a direct hit from just inside the boundary with the finish line in sight. Williams calmly finished the game in the 19th over with a massive six over mid on.

Man of the match Andrew O’Keeffe. Monaro V Norths GungahlinMonaro won the toss and elected to bat. With a couple of injuries picked up in the first game and with Monaro all but qualified, only needing to not get beaten soundly, a change in the batting lineup was given the go ahead and it worked a treat with Tim Williams (49) and Mitch Hynes (23) putting on a classy 50 run opening partnership at just under seven an over. Monaro was poised and ready to post a big total with wickets in the shed. However the introduction of former Canberra Comets off spinner H Axleby (2/16) made the task of increasing the run rate a tough ask and the boundaries dried up in the final overs. Monaro posted 5/125 which was probably 15 to 20 below par. Monaro just needed to keep the game close and the best method was going to field well and take wickets. Monaro could have got off to a perfect start with an easy run out chance missed on the very first ball of the innings. This proved to be a very costly error as the pair took to the Monaro bowling attack putting on a very handy 95 run partnership with J Fitzsimmon (71) doing the bulk of the scoring. Monaro finally got the breakthrough with Laurance Redmond running Fitzsimmon out. The Monaro boys got together at the fall of the wicket and the realisation set in that if we didn’t pick up our act in the last six overs we could miss out on a semi final spot. As Monaro has done in just about every game in the Konica cup our final five overs produced some great line and length bowling and the intensity in the field picked up as the Norths Gungahlin batsman started to falter with the pressure building. Kris Oliver (2/20) was bought back into the attack and got Monaro right back in the game with two overs of quality quick bowlingRanga’s body was starting to feel the massive amount of cricket he had played over the last month and he ignored the pain and pushed hard into the wicket picking up two wickets and only

conceding five runs in his final two overs. Norths Gungahlin required six runs off the final over and Adam Walters was given the task of bowling the final over, with a dot ball off his first delivery, the next two balls went for two aided by two fumbles in the deep from Hearn followed by another dot ball and then tragically Walters bowled a wide tying the match. The next ball Hearn took a nice catch at mid off and the match was still alive. The last ball of the match was hit straight to Hearn at mid off and with all three stumps on offer he missed the run out and Norths Gungahlin won the match on the final ball of the innings. Man of the Match- Kris Oliver Jindabyne v Berridale An understrength Berridale side won the toss and elected to bat and got off to the worst possible start being 5/22 in only the 16th over (Kris Oliver 3/16 and Craig Dixon 2/16) doing the bulk of the damage. Berridale staring down the barrel of a major hiding went into conserve mode with Ben McKendrick (32*) playing an anchor role making sure Berridale batted its 45 overs to stand any chance of winning the match. Alex Bruce (28) back from HSC exams found some form against the best bowling attack in the comp swatting several ball to the ropes. Jake Riley (15*) joined McKendrick for the final 10 overs and the pair bought a bit of respectability to the total 8/116. Berridale would need quick wickets if they stood any chance of keeping Jindabyne to under 116 and Alex Bruce (2/26) provided the early wickets picking up two wickets in consecutive overs. However Alex was getting very little support from the other end as runs flowed at alrming rates from the inform bat of Kris Oliver (47). Young leg spinner Andy Bartell (2/29) was bought into the attack and had instant reward dismissing Oliver but the damage was done with B O’Reilly (38) finishing off the chase in quick time with Jindabyne passing the Berridale score in the 16th over. 3 points K Oliver 2 points C Dixon 1 point B O’Reilly


Annual tennis event a close win to Rocky Plain Margie Wade - Berridale Tennis Club Inc. This historic tennis match once again took place last Sunday, 28th October in Berridale and the weather was absolute perfection. Each team put forward a team of 8 men and 8 women to compete in a fun, social day of tennis. The day commenced at 10.30am with the women’s and men’s doubles matches and it was neck and neck at half time when players stopped for a welcome barbecue lunch. Playing for Rocky Plain were Robyn and Heidi Reid, Chris and John White, Angela Field and Sue Suthern. They were joined by the local Hedger family, (Katrina, Michael and son, Jake) plus Robert and Rebecca Hedger, who brought along new baby Indiana and daughter, Chloe as part of their cheer squad. Raymond and Jenny Crowe also joined the Rocky Plain team as well as some extra players borrowed to make up numbers. The Berridale Team consisted of Monday morning players, Bill and Fay Smits, Hermann and Mary Obermaier, Robyn Woodhouse, Pat McPhie and Margie

Wade along with regular Berridale team members, Wendy Bruce, Kerrie Evans, and Anthony Wellsmore. Thanks also to a few borrowed players from Cooma, Maurie Hore, Ken Miners and Mal Pearce for making the competition possible. Following lunch,

the mixed doubles matches were played in continuing good weather with a large group of supporters and at the end of the day, Rocky Plain were the eventual winners with 153 games to 144

and 26 sets to 22 for Berridale. Thanks to everyone including last minute substitute player Mary and Phillip Reid for helping cook the BBQ and to all of the supporters.

Bill Smits and Ken Miners in the doubles. Top, Chris White and Angela Field.

Cooma basketball news Cooma basketballers enjoyed a day of basketball and surf on Sunday when they travelled to Merimbula for games against the hosts and Bombala and Orbost. The open men and women and u/14 boys

were successful in all their games whilst all other teams had mixed fortunes. It was pleasing to see the effort put in by our players whether they were winning or losing especially our u/10 u/12 boys and


u/12 girls where most were experiencing their first games away from home and are now looking forward to next year’s carnival . The u/16 and u/18 girls are to be commended for the support they gave to

the u/10 boys well done girls. Thanks go to the coaches referees and parents for their help that ensued everything ran smoothly on the day.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

Cooma Swimming Club News

Cooma rugby planning big 50th birthday

President of the Club Donna Saddler announced that the Club Captains for the 2012/2013 season will be Samantha Trotter and Jarrod Sopniewski. Congratulations to both swimmers. The club will be holding a 24 hour swim commencing at 10am on Saturday December 1 and concluding at 10am on Sunday December 2. The club asks all swimmers throughout the district especially regular lap swimmers to join in this swim. Names can be given to Lorraine Alford at the pool (64521766). A 12-hour swim will be held for Primary aged children (10am Saturday until 7pm Saturday and 7am Sunday until 10am Sunday). Names in to Lorraine or to Betty Longhurst. Monies raised will go towards replacing the starting blocks which have become a danger

Pictured is the 1957 team, which included: Jock Litchfield, Dennis Scanes, Stan Cassiles, Col Johnson, Ken ?, Keith long, Jeff Carpenter, Slim Summerville, Bob Whitehouse, Dave Dalla, Patrick Litchfield, Barry Ewartt, ? Young, Gordon Thompson, Jim Rowe, Peter Geach, Brian Burton, Garry Robinson, coach D Hickson.

to everyone using the pool. Swimmers are also reminded that the Cooma Carnival will be held on Saturday November 24. Week four of the swimming clubs time trials resulted in eight progressions and 43 improved times being swum. Butterfly results C grade progressions Sophie Janota, Abigail Sopniewski, Hudson Laird, Liam Davis, Colin Kingston, Bailee and Jackson. Walsh Most improved Shelley Kleven (8 secs) and Callum Davis (7 secs). Improvers Sophie Janota, Hudson Laird, Darcy Barnes, Liam Davis, Colin Kingston and Jackson Walsh. B grade Most Improved Kadee Laird (9 secs), Laura Hobbs (6 secs). Improvers Chelsea Lunt, Ella Davis, Charlie and Archie Allen and Ryan Harmer. A Grade No improvers

Backstroke C grade Most Improved Olo Brademann (5 secs), Erin Trevanion (2 secs). Improver Callum Davis B Grade Most Improved Sophie Janota, Emma Hopkin, Liam Davis and Taylah Maurier all (3 secs). Improvers Ethan Hunt, Darcy Barnes, Ryan Harmer and Shelley Kleven. A Grade Most Improved Ben Trotter (7 secs ), Jasmin Statham (6 secs). Improvers Jack Clayton, Noah and Will Saddler, Molly Janota, Chelsea Lunt and Ella Davis. Freestyle Results C grade Most Improved Ruby Barnes (2 secs); B Grade Most Improved Shelley Kleven (3 secs); Improvers Rachel Hunt, Darcy Barnes and Belle Adams; Most Improved Ella Davis (1 sec); Improvers Ben Trotter, Molly Janota and Jasmin Statham.

Cooma Golf Club Would like to thank

High Country Subaru for their great support with the Subaru Cooma Open Championship.

Also thanks to our other sponsors of the Open Sports Power Leading Edge Electronics Gino Cerro Painting & Decorating Pete’s Golf Connection

As this is our last major event for 2012 our appreciation goes to all our other great supporters and sponsors. Boyce Chartered Accountants Cooma Exservices Club Dawson St. Dental Service Mainstreet Clothing Mitre 10 Monaro Post Sam Hain Electrical SMEC Snowy Mountains 2XL Southeast Printing Up She Goes Sheds

Birdsnest Cooma Furnishing Fosters Australia Massari Motor Repairs Monaro Joinery Retravision Cooma Schweppes Australia Snowy Camping World Snowy Mountains Dips Southern Service Centre Westpac Banking

Our Golf Club would not survive without all the great supporters including every one of the club’s volunteers so thanks again.

Cooma Rugby Union Football Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, with a big weekend of activities planned for the June long weekend. The club has seen some world-class footballers wearing its colours over the past 50 years, with some representing Australia at various levels. Names like Peter Payten, Michael Fitzgerald, Mel Dunne, Peter Williams and Phillip Doyle spring to mind. The club is hoping to have a big rollup for the weekend. The 40th anniversary was a memorable weekend, but with another decade and a couple of premierships to celebrate, the Cooma Red Devils anniversary should be a pearler. The celebrations start on Friday night at The Alpine Hotel with registration and catchup, which will include a display of memorabilia. Then on Saturday, the clubs is organising a couple of games, prior to a relaxed pre-dinner session at the Alpine and a dinner at the Cooma Multi Function Centre. On Sunday, there will be a recovery brunch at The Alpine. While rugby union in Cooma dates back to 1885, with the Our Boys Club, modern history begins in 1957, when Cooma re-established a

rugby team which played four games during the season against Royals, a Sydney Kentwell Cup side, a Bombala team and an RMC side. After winning all four games, the team entered the 1958 ACT competition, but the lose of some key players meant the club was unable to field a team for the 1959 competition. Key figures from the 1950s were Darcy Hickson, Ted Shorrock, Brian Burton and Jack Keegan. The early 1960s saw players travelling to Canberra to play with Easts and a new Cooma team was formed in 1962, which payed a couple of games at the end of the season. In 1963, the Monaro Harlequins entered the ACT competition, hence starting last the 50 years of rugby history. Players with the club included Patrick, Michael, Jock and Ian Litchfield, Peter Martin-Smith, Bob Dorman, John Mooney, Bill Priest and John Sharman. The club had first and second grade teams in 1964 and in 1966, Mel Dunne arrived from Canterbury NZ. He went on to play for and coach the ACT rep side and captained NSW Country on its 1967 tour of New Zealand. He was selected as a reserve for Australia for the Australia Vs Ireland Test n Sydney.

Prominent local players included Peter Payten, Brian Kingi, Brian Kaufline, and the Sidney brothers, Perry, Tom and Bill, Jim Shonk, Brian McPhie and Tony Frazer. In 1969, Peter Payten was selected to play for ACT and NSW Country and for an Australian XV against Fiji. Peter was a regular ACT and NSW Country representative from 1969 to 1976, In 1970,the Rev, Mike Barbara, who took up the coaching position, arrived in Cooma. The first grade team made the final four but lost to Norths 14-12 in the first semi. Junior teams were entered in the ACTJRU competition due mainly to the efforts of Bruce Thorne and Chris Reeks. 1973 saw the club transfer to the club’s rugby union and the club’s 10th anniversary and Brian Kaufline was made the first Life Member of the Cooma Rugby Club. He was also the first player to reach the magic 100 games mark. Keep reading The Monaro Post for more club history between now and June 2013. For more information, contact Graham Litchfield or Margaret Quodling. Contributions of photos and memorabilia will be gratefully accepted. Rugby – the game they play in heaven.


Wednesday November 14, 2012


Regional Showjumping Equitation School held at Jindabyne Equestrian Centre Zone 18 Pony Club hosted a Regional Showjumping Equitation School at the Jindabyne Equestrian Centre on 27/28 October 2012. Sixteen Riders from around the Monaro clubs attended the two day school which was conducted by Senior Pony club instructor Jane Frankum. Riders were instructed in control, suppleness approach lines, acceptance and speed changes in preparation for jumping. The riders were divided in to

groups of five or six depending on experience and jump grading and attended a two-hour lesson on the Saturday and then again on the Sunday. All riders thoroughly enjoyed the experience and improved their riding and control. The Zone would like to thank PCA NSW for the opportunity to host the school which is of great benefit to our riders. PCA NSW is very supportive of schools under various disciplines for the pony club members and greatly assists

by subsidising the cost of the high level instructors which give their time and experience to the young riders. We would also like to express our appreciation to Jindabyne Equestrian Centre for their support in the pricing and accommodation for riders, instructors and arena facilities. This is the third time that Zone 18 has hosted a PCA Regional School at the Equestrian Resort and are very appreciative of the wonderful facility.

Above, Cheoli Cooper Jindabyne Pony club, riding  Bean.

Right: A group of riders with PCA instructor Jane Frankum and

assisted by Sarah Woodhouse Below: Georgie Constance Snowy River Pony Club  Jock

Coolamatong Golf

Field and game mate’s day Cooma Branch of NSW Field and Game will be holding its annual “Mates Day” shoot this Sunday November 18. If you would like to try or observe Simulated Field &


provide one on one coaching and instruction. The shoot starts at 10am and the range is 16.5km along Slacks Creek Road, Middlingbank.

Canadian Foursome on Saturday were L Mount and A Pointon in the Scratch Division from Tura Beach Club. Handicap winners Gaye Wilson and Lorraine McGregor from Cooma. Gaye and Lorraine also won the Nearest the pin trophy.

Division 2 won by Carolyn Major from Coolamatong. Runner up Viginnia Logan also Coolamatong. Handicap went to Pat Foote from Wakehurst. Division 3 was Stableford the winner Marianna Lapargo Coolamatong. Runner

Trophy M Hergenhan from Bega. Teams event went to M Grant Jindabyne, Carolyn Major Coolamatong Longest drive and Dawn Steege from Division 1 R Brand, Cronulla. Next weekend is Tathra, Division 2 Viginnia Logan the start of the Club Coolamatong and C h a m p i o n s h i p s , Division 3 Carolyn Saturday and Sunday O’Byrne Coolamatong. for the men and Nearest the pin on the Sunday is the first 8th Pat Foote, 15th M round for the ladies. White, and 17th Jane Also after golf on Sunday the Annual Golf Fremanis. Veterans Trophy Club Meeting will be Lorraine Key held at the golf course Coolamatong, Visitors Club House at 4.30pm. up Donna Tuckwell Coolamatong and Handicap went to Janet Fremanis from Cooma.

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

Burkes win Klein Trophy Cooma golf report by Garry Atkinson A busy weekend of golf at Cooma Golf Club saw the Klein trophy finalised, round five of the business house competition played and solid fields on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday warm, sunny conditions prevailed. Winners of the Klein Trophy for 2012 were Marion Burke and Brad Burke with a fine 64 aggregate points on a countback from Gaye Wilson and Norm Marshall. A grade individual winner in the singles event was Bruce Burton with 36 points on a countback from Brian Turner. B grade winner was Gordon Weston with 37 points and C grade was won by Luke Day with (round of the day) 41 points. Ball winners went down to 35 points and nearest the pins prizes were taken out by Brian Searle on the ninth and Tom Geach on the 17th. Longest drives were won by; Cameron Baird in A grade, Tony Clibborn

in B grade and Lindsay Blewitt in C grade. On Sunday an individual stableford was played as well as round five of the business house competition. While the business house results were not at hand Bruce Burton capped off a winning weekend really turning in a great round to finish on 37 points from Heikki Evans with 32 points. Bruce also took out both nearest the pins on the ninth and 17th. On Wednesday November 7, the men’s single stableford saw some slightly hotter scores with David Richards leaving the field for dead with 42 points from Norm Marshall with 35 points. Ball winners went down to Lindsay Blewitt with 31 points. Don’t forget to give a hand with the junior competition on Thursday afternoons and don’t forget the daylight saving ninehole ambrose on Wednesday afternoon. See you on the greens.

Big weekend for bowls in Cooma With six rinks required for Monaro Club Challenge matches on the Povey Green the eleven Social Bowlers tried out the newly renovated Litchfield Green. Allan Crow, Helen Peuker and Dawn Russell were a little slow to get going but were on level terms by end thirteen, in their match with Mario Frezza, Ron Gammon and Daphne Buckley, only to see the latter score five shots over two ends to lead 15/10. In scoring one shot on each of the next five ends Dawn’s team were back level and then just to prove it no fluke scored a four on end twenty one to 19/15. Keith Goodwin took up what is becoming a regular spot when he played swinging lead for Colin Peuker and Paul Cannell against Jim Lubsden and Leonie Snell. Paul’s team were early leaders 9/1 after just seven ends before Jim & Co put up much opposition, but eventually drew level, 10/10 on end thirteen. A five on end nineteen to Jim’s team put them in the box seat and hang on to win 21/15. In Monaro Clubs Challenge Adaminaby had a win over Nimmitabel and Jindabyne and Cooma shared the points 5/5. Nimmitabel’s B Corby and H Jackson won the Pairs against Adaminaby’s A Madden and G Clarke in the tie breaker, in the triples, Adaminaby’s T Sanders, J Ruzic and P Dahl won both sets against Nimmitabel’s F Richards, B Stove and R Blyton, whilst G Dahl, A Ranta, C Gales, and D Pastro won both sets in the Fours against Nimmitabel’s R Baker, C Batten, N Cannell and M Siddle. The Jindabyne/Cooma match kept the onlookers on the edge of their seats and applause for good shots was in abundance. The Jindabyne pair of B Skelly and C Kemczuk shared the sets with Cooma’s G Venables and G Cox when won the tie breaker. The Triples proved the match of the day with Cooma’s R Russell, J Schoon and W Lodge having two drawn games against Jindabyne’s K Maynard P Jeffreyson and T Butler 11/11 and 7/7. Jindabyne went on to win the tiebreaker. In the

Fours Cooma’s P Marsicano, M Buckley, P Caldwell and P Schroeder won both sets against Jindabyne’s D Parsons, D McDonald, M Griffiths and D Turner. The present point score to date is, Cooma 20, Adaminaby 15, Jindabyne

11 and Nimmitabel 3. The final matches in this event will be on Saturday 17th at Nimmitabel. Quarter and Semi Finals in the Club Triples were completed on Sunday with the following results. Jason Thompson, Tony Brooks and Colin Roberson were early starters and held a 7/2 lead after just five ends but there the good fortune ended in their match with Jock Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell with the latter team prevailing 29/16. Ken Dowden, Dennis Steinfort and Nelson Wallace had a handy four shot lead at the halfway point over Bob Lowe, Geoff Venables and Gordon Cox but faltered in the run home to do down 27/18. Mario Frezza, Ignazio Mondello and Peter Schroeder had to fight all the way against Kevin Jackson, Don Jarvis and Neil McGregor but were unable to outscore their opponents over the closing stages to win 25/15. Kim Weston, Garry Taylor and Mark Buckley

Struck some early opposition against Peter Marsicano, Terry Croker and Peter Caldwell but finished much too strongly to win 28/16. This set up interesting Semi-finals between Bob Lowe, Geoff Venables and Gordon Cox v Jack Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell and Mario Frezza, Ignazio Mondello and Peter Schroeder v Kim Weston, Garry Taylor and Mark Buckely. With all four teams coming off big wins in the morning these were expected to be close matches. Joack Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell must have wondered what they were facing in their match with Bob Lowe, Geoff Venables and Gordon Cox when the latter won the first eight ends to lead 15/0. Although Paul’s team fared better for the remainder of the match they had given too much start and went down 30/14. Kim Weston, Garry Taylor and Mark Buckley were equally impressive in their start against Mario Frezza, Ignazio Mondello and Peter Schroeder to lead 11/2 before Peter and Co found the range and hit the front 15/14 on end seventeen. Unfortunately their glory was short live as Mark’s team went on to win 26/19 to set up a final against Bob Lowe, Geoff Venables and Gordon Cox. Eighteen Social Bowlers on Sunday enjoyed the fine weather and a good green with Roulie Steinfort, Mick Mayhew and John Vincent staring early trouble in the face when Helen Peuker, Leanne Fillips and Colin Peuker (welcome back all three) had a handy 8/1 lead but recovered to win20/16. Judy McDonald, Ron Gammon and Dave McDonald were early leaders against Daphne Buckley, Cobber Seears and Elaine Taylor. Despite a fight back by Elaine’s team, Judy, Ron and Dave held on to win 23/19. Keith Goodwin, Lorraine West and Richard Nichols were travelling nicely and Jim Lumsden. In winning the final five ends eight shots to nil, Simon, Ron and Jim took home the bacon 19/15. Pictured, Brian Seears.

Records fall at Cooma athletics meet A grade individual winner Bruce Burton.

Records old and new fell at athletics last week. Pictured, Bailey Rogers (right) broke a hurdles record only to see it broken three minutes later.

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Cooma ladies golf results Foursomes was won by Lorraine outplayed the Cooma ladies well McGregor and Gaye Wilson with and truly. a 73.825 net. Cooma Ladies who were These two winners also took successful on the Sunday were NTP with second shot on the Div 1 net winner Gaye Wilson eighth. Well done, Ladies. net 75 and Div 3 net winner The Learmont Trophy was was Janet Freimanis 73 net. The greens keeper must be retained by Coolamatong 791 Janet also won NTP. commended. net to Cooma’s 809 net. Due to the inclement weather The Coolamatong Ladies Golf Tournament held over Saturday and Sunday November 3 and 4 saw several Cooma ladies playing on the course which was most enjoyable as it was in tip top condition.

The Cooma Ladies also The Phil Campbell Trophy was appreciated the hospitality also retained by Coolamatong. shown to them by the club. Congratulations to all the Saturday’s Canadian Coolamatong players who

on Wednesday November 7 there was no Ladies Competition in Cooma. Until next week TTFN.

Wednesday November 14, 2012

Adaminaby Adaminaby nominations races on Saturday The Adaminaby Jockey Club, on Saturday November 17, invites everyone to attend the Adaminaby Racecourse for a great day of horse racing. The six race program is sponsored by local businesses with the Snow Goose Hotel Motel sponsor of the Adaminaby Cup. The Adaminaby Races are one of the social events of the town and Snowy Mountains, where more than 2000 patrons gather in a festive mood to watch great racing, make new friends, and to renew old friendships. Many of those persons who have attended previously make it a yearly pilgrimage noting on their calendars the next date, with many booking their accommodation twelve months in advance. Each year dedicated members of the community rally together to prepare the track and present a wonderful event for all to enjoy. The dress theme for 2012 is Cartoon Characters. We hope to

see a very exciting array of dressed up attendees getting into spirit of the day. So dress up as a cartoon character, come as yourself, or dress to the hilt for Fashions on the Field. Hire a marquee or bring picnic blanket, bring friends & family, enjoy a day of fun and laughs. What a great opportunity to entertain family, friends, and clients. Gates open 11am, first race 1pm, food and drinks available on site, no alcohol to be brought in. The Bus departs from the Adaminaby Trout to avoid the hassle of driving, Full Tote and Sky Channel on course but no ATM or EFTPOS facilities available. We ask that you gamble responsibly and don’t drink and drive. Don’t forget on the Friday prior to Race Day the Adaminaby Bowling and Sports Club hold the Adaminaby Cup Calcutta at 7.30pm, splash out and see if you can own the winning horse for the day and possibly winning a load of money.

Adaminaby Cup 1400m 1.BACK TO ZERO-65-Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 2.BENNY’S JET-50-Frank Cleary 3.CHOSEN TIME-57-Gratz Vella 4.GELDERBELLE-59-Benny Wynen 5.INFINITE POWER-43-Wayne Hudd 6.MARVIEW-47-Trevor Sutherland 7.MRS MENZIES-55-Trevor Sutherland 8.MY DEAR FRIEND-59-Trevor Sutherland 9.SEBONY-73-Chris Strickland Benchmark 50 1700m 1.MARVIEW 47 Trevor Sutherland 2.OLYMPIAN BOBSEXTRA 42 Matthew J Stephens 3.PERFECTION PURSUIT 50 Trevor Sutherland 4.RAPACOUNT 40 Mike Petrovic

Benchmark 50 1300m 1.ARMISTIC-40-Gratz Vella 2.AS SWEET AS-42-Garth Worthington 3.BENNY’S JET-50-Frank Cleary 4.BRACKENBOROUGH-44-Grant Bobbin 5.CASTS A SHADOW-36-Jack Van Duren 6.COMMANCHE ROSE-48-Chicka Pearson 7.DA BAKER-44-Scott Henman 8.ELUSIVE SHADOW-43-Debbie Prest 9.GYPSY JACK-50-Frank Cleary 10.HANSARD-35-Shane Kember 11.INFINITE POWER-43-Wayne Hudd 12.KOORILLA PARK-45-Trevor Sutherland 13.NECESSARY EVIL-45-Trevor Sutherland 14.QUIET VENOM-44-Trevor McIlrick 15.SHADES OF JUSTICE-NA-Robert Lont 16.SHORT STAY-47-Georgie Boucher 17.THE GUVNOR-44-Kevin Byrne 18.TRICIA JANE-46-John Peiti 19.UNCLE BEN-44-Michael & Carol Hewson

Class 1 handicap 1000m 1.ARDENNAIS-55-Garth Worthington 2.DOUBLE NIGHT-45-Gratz Vella 3.GOOD RIDE-45-Philip Courtney 4.PARTEXPECTATION-46-Trevor Sutherland 5.SHIMODA-NA-Robert Lont 6.SOLO KALIMNAH-38-David Kelley 7.TRICIA JANE-46-John Peiti Maiden 1000m 1.ANDROMEDA-Tricia Anderson 2.ENJOYTHEGOODTIMES BOBS-Frank Cleary 3.FELL TOP ASSESSOR BOBS-Trevor Sutherland 4.FIRM HAND-Benny Wynen 5.FLEA’S MATE-Robert Lont 6.LADY ZIZOU BOBS-Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones



7.MOBELLE PRIZE-Zyg Garsztka 8.MY MATE NICK-Mike Petrovic 9.OUR MOLLY-John Peiti 10.SHIMODA-Robert Lont 11.TOTALLY ALERT-Trevor Sutherland 12.YAMBULLA-Grant Bobbin Maiden Plate 1400m 1.DORA DORA Trevor Sutherland 2.ENEMY OF SMART Benny Wynen 3.ENJOYTHEGOODTIMES BOBS Frank Cleary 4.IRON BELLE David Kelley 5.KING RICARDO John Nisbet 6.MAGIC DUBAI Jack Van Duren 7.MOBELLE PRIZE Zyg Garsztka 8.PRAISE Georgie Boucher 9.STORM DANGER Benny Wynen

Returning to scale - Adaminaby races 2011.






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Engines were roaring to go on the weekend as the annual Cooma Car Club rally took off from the club house in Bolaro Street, Cooma. Pictured, Cooma-Monaro mayor Dean Lynch flags off the first car, a 1964 Triumph owned and driven by Mick Buckler from Orange. Background: the bevy of beauties at the club house and below, some of the more classic models in the rally, Triumph, Daimler, Austin Healey and an MG.

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