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Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare Educators from Canowindra Melanie Maloney, Jackie Watson and Wendy Smith.

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Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare Educators Jackie Watson, Melanie Maloney and Wendy Smith all from Canowindra have been nominated for the 2018 Educator of the Year Awards through Family Daycare Australia. With Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare as a group also nominated for Service of the Year for 2018. The Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are the only national awards dedicated entirely to the family day care sector. Families were invited to tell Family Daycare Australia in their own words, what makes their educator or approved service such an integral and special contributor to their lives and of the children in their care. Cabonne/Blayney Family Daycare is a crucial part of the Canowindra community as the only service providing long daycare to working families. Without these hard-

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working “Daycare Mum’s’” as they are affectionately known by the many children they care for, work for parents in small villages like Canowindra would not be possible. Jackie Watson has been providing daycare to children for 10 years and really loves what she does. “Watching the kids grow from babies to school aged children is great, they become a part of our family,” said Jackie. Melanie Maloney has been a full time educator for 9 years now and said she just loves “Seeing the kids develop and I love it even more when that something just clicks for the kids,” said Melanie. Wendy Smith has been operating for 5.5 years and when asked what she loves most about her work she said “I just really love the kids!” Best of luck ladies!


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64 Wianamatta Rd Set in the quiet Pride of Oak area is this 18 acre property with spectacular views over the valley. The hardiplank home was constructed in 2006 and is totally self sufficient. Solar panels feed 12 storage batteries so there is no more electricity bills. 12v lighting through the house and gas hot water and cooking. Winter time you can sit by the cosy wood fire. Water is supplied by storage tank off the house but there is also the option of staying connected to the community bore for only $160/quarter. (Great for the stock). A great sized shed (15m x 7m) situated to the East of the home so it doesn't interupt the views. This property has been well thought out.


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Guide Dogs NSW/ACT recently launched our new In Your Hands campaign, aiming to make the community aware that the safety of Guide Dogs is in the hands of pet owners. Working Guide Dogs experience high levels of every day distractions from pet dogs, including attacks – overwhelmingly from off-lead dogs. These distractions can cause Guide Dog handlers, who are blind or vision impaired to experience anxiety, a loss of confidence, and have their safety and independence compromised. We’re encouraging pet owners to keep their dogs on-lead when out in public and follow simple Guide Dog etiquette, to reduce these distractions.

ness, please give it and its handler space. • Don't pat, feed or otherwise distract a working Guide Dog. A well-intentioned pat can undo months of training. • When approaching a Guide Dog team with your dog, please clearly introduce yourself to the person and say you have a dog with you. By keeping control of your own dog, you can help create a safe community, not just for Guide Dogs and their handlers, but for everyone. Regards Dale Cleaver CEO of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

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You can help by following these simple steps: • Keep your pet dog on a leash and under control when out and about. • If you see a loose dog, please alert your local council. • If you see a working Guide Dog in har-

Have your say on the issues that affect you and your community. To submit a letter to the Editor email us at or mail us at PO Box 251 Canowindra NSW 2804. Letters to the Canowindra Phoenix must carry the senders name, home address and day and evening phone numbers. Pseudonyms are not accepted. The opinions and views of readers are not necessarily the views of the staff and Management of The Canowindra Phoenix.


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THUMBS DOWN To the traffic speeding along Tilga Street with two schools present. More Police presence please!

THUMBS UP To the Canowindra Services Club for the great meal and show on Saturday night.

THUMBS UP To the glorious rain that fell last week.

THUMBS DOWN To the dog owners who don’t pick up after their dogs in Gaskill St.

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QUESTION of the week

Indy and Louis with baby Jack.

Stork News: Amie and Bryant McEvilly of Robertson (formerly Canowindra) are rejoicing the birth of their third child, Jack Richard McEvilly born at Bowral Hospital on 10th May 2018 weighing 9lb 5ozs. Jack is a brother for Indy 6 ½ and Louis 5. He is the sixth grandchild for Sharon and Colin Tangye of Gooloogong and third for Amaron and Brian McEvilly of Wildes Meadow. Jack is a great-grandchild for Nancy Morrow of Canowindra and John and Jenny McLean of Katunga, Vic. Competition: Enter our latest competition on page 11 or enter online at www. and you could WIN a Family Pass to the National Zoo and Aquarium. Dry July: In July, an average of 11,181 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so why not go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing. Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win!

Salvos Red Shield Appeal: Major Mark Williamson is coordinating the local Red Shield Appeal in Canowindra. “This year we’re concentrating our efforts on static collection points rather than door-knocking,” he said. “I’m pleased that we have been given permission to receive donations outside IGA each day from Monday 21st May until Friday 25th May and on Saturday morning, 26th May, outside the Canowindra Pharmacy. My biggest need at the moment, though, is for volunteers to collect at these spots,” Major Mark said. Contact Major Mark Williamson on 0466 150 219 or email mark.williamson@aue. Walk Safely To School Day: Is this Friday 18th May. Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic. Catch of the Week: Clayton Maynard caught this Giant Trevally in the NT recently. Are you still heading out fishing? We would love to see your pictures. Just email them to editor@canowindraphoenix.

Clayton Maynard caught this Giant Trevally on a recent fishing trip to King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory.

• Locals supporting locals • Locally sourced product • Lambs bred by Muz & Bec on their farm Yeramba • Pigs supplied by Nelson & Jo White, Canowindra • Encouraging local farmers to help supply with grass fed beef


Come on in to see our weekly specials This week’s beef supplied by Richard and Cheryl Kinsela.

Brandon Bourke: I enjoy cooking at the Canowindra Hotel.

Karina Newham: Bringing the kids to work and meeting new people.

Tina Muller: Working from home with the kids.

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Chef’s Specials • Pork Ribs • Triple Schnitzel Stack! • Gnocchi Napolitano


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Makukuhan Are Coming To Canowindra The Canowindra Baroquefest in association with Musica Viva will run its School Program early this year. In fact Makukuhan, this exciting Gamelan Band of Indonesia will be entertaining 300 infants and primary students from schools in and around Canowindra at the Canowindra Services Club Hall on Thursday 24th May at 11am. So what is a Gamelan band? Essentially a percussion band using the traditional percussion instruments of Indonesia. Musica Viva makes these bands available to all the local schools and the Canowindra Baroquefest further subsidises the cost to the schools and parents by paying for the transport of outlying schools to come to Canowindra to watch the performance. This is a major cost to small schools, yet they are best able to benefit by the Canowindra Baroquefest organisation arranging a central performance with seating for 300. But it’s not just entertainment! The program reaches into the classroom through prepared resources made available to each school and classroom teacher. They are able to prepare the students so that they get the most out of the performance. They are also able to follow up the learning process over a period of weeks after the concert. A great deal has been written in recent

times by paediatricians and specialists in music about the value of music in the education of children, not just for the enjoyment of music itself but for the cross over value whereby learning music seems to sharpen a child’s learning ability in other subjects. The educational value of the Baroquefest schools program is significant and the committee regards it as a most important part of its year’s activities. You too can be part of it all and support the musical education of our students by attending (and of course enjoying) the October Baroquefest concerts. An excellent program is planned for the weekend of 19th - 21st October 2018. Details out soon!

Makukuhan will visit Canowindra next Thursday.


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Dinner, Murder And Mystery At The Old Vic Inn

Something a bit special and out of the ordinary is going to be served up at The Old Vic Inn, Canowindra, on Saturday May 26th. On the menu will be Dinner, Murder and Intrigue all set in the world of the 1920s silent movie era. The fun will start at 6.30pm when Bathurst Theatre Company and Mountain Murder Mystery present their latest Murder Mystery production, Lair of the Werewolf. The play is set around the filming of a dinner scene in a silent film. The performance takes place around the tables and between the courses of an actual meal. Audiences are encouraged to dress up in 1920s fashions, act as extras and understudies, assist in removing bodies, and help solve the mysterious murders. So come along and enjoy scrumptious food and tantalizing drama in one exciting evening. You could even become a shareholder in the film production company and make a killing! Tickets are $60 per person and bookings are essential call The Old Vic Inn to book on 6344 1009

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McGroders Solicitors And Conveyancers - A New Beginning July 2018 will again bring a new chapter to the Forbes legal firm that has grown and changed over the century. From the first of July 2018 the practice known as McGroders will come under the ownership of Stephanie Hughes, from Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. For clients this change will have little impact except for a change of address, 9 Harold Street, Forbes. Dennis and the McGroders team will all move to 9 Harold Street, the phone number and other contact details will remain the same. Completed files from the past seven years, all title deeds, wills and other safe custody documents from RO Palmer; Palmer and Maccallum; Palmer Macccallum and Akon; Palmer Maccallum Akon and McGroder, Palmers and McGroders solicitors will remain in safe keeping at Hughes and Co Lawyers and Conveyancers. Dennis is approaching 66 and after a hard and satisfying working life to date and with 3 children living away and 6 grandchildren needs to put in place a viable succession

plan for the practice for the benefit of his staff and his clients. He intends working for Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing as a consultant until he retires. Dennis would like to assure the community and all his clients that he has not taken this decision lightly and that ensuring the continuity of quality service, continued employment of his staff and care for his clients has been paramount. He feels very confident that Stephanie Hughes and her team and the McGroders team will guide this historic Forbes legal practice into its new chapter with quality skills and service, young ideas, energy and enthusiasm. Finally and sadly the premise of 155 Lachlan Street will be unoccupied from July 1st 2018. This stately old building has been a private home, a maternity hospital and a legal office. It remains for lease or sale and any creative options would be welcome. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by McGroders solicitors on 6852 3366.

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McGroders past Lachlan T H E Band U I lall DIN G Wlegal I T H partnerships A l I V I N G Hof I S155 TOR Y St Forbes thank you all for your patronage over the past 40 years and look forward to continuing to serve our clients and community in the future under the new name Stephanie Hughes & Co Lawyers and Conveyances.

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How Community Banking Works ….From A Customer’s View We are often asked how will the Community Bank work if I am to become a customer? Remember that as a customer, your relationship is with Bendigo Bank. All deposits are protected by Bendigo Bank, like the other four big banks. Bendigo Bank will make all the credit decisions and will also protect client privacy. All the Directors of the local Community Bank, whilst local, will not have access to any of the customer records held with the Community Bank. Each of these directors, including the current Steering Committee have all had to sign a Confidentiality Agreement with Bendigo Bank. As Bendigo Bank has branches right across Australia, you as a customer will be able to access your banking needs Australia wide. With the countdown to the opening of the agency just weeks away, and fit out starting this week, the Community Banking model has many fantastic benefits to the local communities in which they reside.

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Residents Urged To Have A Say

2017 Canowindra Showgirl Jen Holmes, 2015 Rydal Showgirl and 2017 2nd Runner-Up Izzy Hawken and 2016 Canowindra Showgirl and State Finalist Meg Austin.

Would You Like To Enter The 2018 Showgirl Competition?

On the 19th August a Showgirl Development Day will be held. To support the entrants, this year a Development Day will be held where Showgirl entrants will be equipped with public speaking tips and tricks, take part in a mock interview and develop public relations skills. Local guest speakers will also educate the Showgirl entrants on the rich agricultural enterprises that surround the Canowindra community. Within the Showgirl competition, community service and voluntary work is encouraged. To promote this, the Showgirls will participate in a Working Bee at the Canowindra Showgrounds on 1st September to prepare for the upcoming show. On Sunday September 9th from 9am – 5pm interviews will be conducted in the morning, where the entrants will be asked questions by a panel of three judges. This is an opportunity for the judges to get to know the entrants this will be followed by a High Tea. The Canowindra Show will be held from the 21st – 22nd September when the 2018 Showgirls will be announced.

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Preparations for the 2018 Canowindra Show are well underway along with arrangements for the Showgirl Competition. After listening to the feedback from 2017 there are a few changes to this year’s competition. One major change this year is the adjustments to the age of entry for the junior category. Junior Showgirls can now be aged between 13yrs and 17yrs old. Seniors remain at 18yrs to 25yrs old. The Canowindra Showgirl Information Night will be held on Friday August 10th and is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the Canowindra Showgirl competition and the opportunities that can result from being involved. Explanations will be given on how to enter, what is involved and why you would benefit from being a part of the competition. The Information Night is open to entrants, parents, support people or anyone curious about what the Showgirl competition is all about. Applications for the Showgirl Competition will close on August 18th.

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Cabonne Council is planning an exciting program of new infrastructure and services over the next three years and the Council wants residents to have a say. They are all part of Cabonne’s 2018-2020 Delivery Program – the Council’s 20:20 vision. This will shape Council’s Budgets until the end of the decade so it can provide the infrastructure and services needed for a mix of village and rural lifestyles with 21st century facilities. The Delivery Program turns the goals in the Cabonne Community Strategic Plan into actions and identifies the key activities Council intends to carry out over this threeyear term. All projects, activities and funding allocations must be directly linked to the Delivery Program - and the Council wants your feedback. The program and associated documents will be on public exhibition until June 8 and copies are available at: Cabonne Council’s offices at Molong, Canowindra and Cudal; Post Offices in Eugowra, Cumnock and Yeoval; Libraries in Canowindra, Molong and Manildra; Cargo General Store; and Central NSW Business HQ (formerly the Business Enterprise Centre) in Orange. You can also view the Delivery Program on Council’s website www.cabonne.nsw. and Facebook page. Residents can provide their comments by writing to Council at PO Box 17 Molong NSW 2866; emailing council@cabonne. or commenting on Council’s Facebook page by 5pm Friday 8 June 2018.

WE WANT YOUR LISTING We are currently looking for rural properties and residential property listings. We currently have buyers for the following properties

Residential Properties • Federation style properties • Investors looking for the lower end of the market

Rural Properties • Property within 30 minutes from Paytens Bridge paying up to $1M • Lucerne flats for interstate buyer up to $1.5M • Property within 30 minutes from Gooloogong up to $2M

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Commercial • Accommodation style property in and around Gaskill Street

With an integrated marketing plan, including leading internet sites, social media, and newspaper advertising, your property will soon be sold. Call Cheryl Newsom on 0411 211 065 to list your property now.

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Habits Homeowners Need To Break


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Bad habits are so easy to fall into but in the end, we know they only make us miserable. Here are some bad habits to break now for a happier you (and a fuller bank account): Taking Long, Steamy Showers: Spending 20 minutes in the steam may be good for your pores, but it’s also great for mould and mildew. Run the fan while you’re in the shower, squeegee the walls afterward and scrub that grout every few months. Keeping Out Of The Sun: Shutting your shades on winter days might seem smart. More insulation from the chilly weather, right? Your energy bill disagrees. A sunny window can warm your home and lower your heating costs. Compulsively Buying Bargains: Finding a deal feels so good, but cheaper isn’t always better. In fact, budget buys might cost you more in the long run. For instance, dollar paintbrushes will leave annoying streaks, requiring a costly re-do. Running A Half-Full Dishwasher: Your dishwasher wastes water unless it’s completely full. Dishwashers do save more water than washing by hand but most machines use the same amount of water regardless of how many plates you’ve put inside, making a halfempty cycle significantly less efficient. Going On A Remodelling Rampage: Don’t break out the sledgehammer for a demo three weeks after moving in unless your home needs serious, obvious work. Give yourself time to understand the home’s quirks before renovating. Packratting: You know clutter is bad, but you just can’t help it. You had to put that unused exercise bike in the spare room instead of by the road as a freebie because what if? Plus, there’s so much in there already, and decluttering seems like such an insurmountable goal. If the task seems impossible, clean out a drawer or reorganise your counter, and then you feel the satisfaction of having done it. It becomes easier to do the next small thing. Just remember that breaking habits takes time. It’s important to be kind to ourselves when we fail. When we create new habits, we’re building new wiring, but it’s not like the old wiring disappears. Don’t turn goof-ups into give-ups. Source: Houselogic website.

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2018 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open

Call in and see Wendy Cassidy, Lynne Russel and Wendy Bates at the First Choice Credit Union in Canowindra.

First Choice “Your Local” Credit Union

Originally known as Calare Credit Union, First Choice Credit Union (FCCU) was formed in 1970 by staff from Canobolas, Boree and Molong Shires (now Cabonne Shire Council) and Orange City Council. Having a Credit Union allowed the employees of council to pool their funds together to provide loans to other members at a time when it was hard to get a loan from a bank. Over the years the bond has been extended to include all residents of New South Wales and FCCU now has 4,000 members. First Choice Credit Union has long prided itself on the reputation as a community invested, customer service focused financial institution. At FCCU, they strive to maintain this reputation by providing members with the best of all worlds, with quality, friendly, face to face service in conjunction with the very latest in technological services. A credit union is a customer owned banking institution where account holders are members, and each member holds an equal share in the Credit Union regardless

of their balance. This entitles all customers to be involved in votes for directors and have a say in how the Credit Union is run. Credit Unions offer a wide choice of Savings Accounts, Term Deposits, Visa cards, Online and Mobile Banking, Home Loans, Personal Loans, Investment and Commercial Loans, Business Banking together with all the related services including BPAY, direct debit and direct credit, chequing, cash passports and much more. As well as striving to provide value for money products in a way that makes them easy to do business with, credit unions do not pay dividends to shareholders. That means all profits are available for investment in better products and services or in community sponsorships and giving. All of this keeps money in the local area, supporting local people. FCCU has agencies in Canowindra, Molong, Manildra and Cudal, staffed by local members of your communities, and have continued to show support to the people the banks have abandoned.

Member for Orange, Philip Donato MP, has announced that applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. Mr Donato said $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including the Orange Electorate, and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes. “Local sports clubs, charities, Men’s Sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” Mr Donato said. “The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority and our strong economic management allows us to make this investment.” “If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply.” The Community Building Partnership program has awarded $275 million in funding to 12,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009. “This is a great opportunity to get the support your community group needs to make real improvements in the places you meet, train or recreate,” Mr Donato said. “Take the time to prepare and submit your application so you don’t miss out.” Applications are open from Monday 7 May and close at 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible. For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the au/cbp

INTEGRATED PLANNING & REPORTING DRAFT PLANS The following draft Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) documents will be on public exhibition at Council’s Blayney Office at 30 Church Street Blayney and on Council’s website au from Monday 7 May 2018 until Monday 4 June 2018: • Strategic Business Plan 2018 • Delivery Program 2018-2022

• Operational Plan 2018-2019 Part 1 – Activities • Operational Plan 2018-2019 Part 2 – Annual Budget including Fees & Charges • Workforce Management Plan 2018-2022 • Asset Management Plan 2018 • Long Term Financial Plan 2018-2028

Members of the public are invited to review the draft IP&R Plans, and make written submissions prior to 4.30pm on Monday 4 June 2018 to: General Manager Central Tablelands Water PO Box 61 BLAYNEY NSW 2799 Email: G. Rhodes General Manager

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OUR Gal Donna Beath How long have you lived in or around Canowindra and what is the best thing about living here? I have lived here for 20 years. I like the community.

Every Thursday 10am Service at Peace Uniting Church Canowindra

Where do you work and what do you like the most about it? I work at Ruby Red Dress but am closing the shop. I love the customers, it is fun shopping for stock. I also do two days at the Health Centre and enjoy talking to locals of all ages.

Every Friday 9.30am – noon Foodbasket at Canowindra Uniting Church Hall

What do you do to unwind after work and on weekends? Catching up with friends and family.

Sunday 20th May 8am St Matthew’s Eugowra 9.30am All Saints’ Anglican Church 11.15am Cranbury Community Uniting Church 5pm St Paul’s Gooloogong

What are you good at? Shopping and dressing up individual clients.

Saturday May 26 2pm service of thanksgiving and closure of St Paul’s Gooloogong Sunday 27th May 9.30am All Saints’ Anglican Church


What is your pet hate? Rude and ignorant people. If you could have a super power what would it be and why? Flying because you have the freedom to go anywhere at any time. How do you start your day? With a coffee and by feeding the magpies. What was your best holiday? Tahiti – snorkelling from sun up to sun down, making new friends and drinking rum. What makes your day? Finding just the right piece for customers and seeing them walk out with a huge smile on their face.

We sell pork direct to the public, as well as to Cafes, Restaurants & Butchers. Sucker, Spit pigs and Porkers are available. Porkers are sold as a whole carcuss (60 kg), half or quater. Porkers can be cut up to your desired cuts. Pick up will be in Canowindra. For more info Call or email David Refalo 0432 918 330 |

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MONTROSE House Hello readers welcome to this months column with May and Autumn finally here! Really busy couple of weeks here at Montrose House with weddings, dinners, birthday lunches and visitors the house has been chock-a-block. Friday May 4th held a gorgeous black tie dinner for Dubbo group of friends who booked the house out for members of the local horse racing fraternity. Great night with friends and fun and black tie is the go at the moment! The week before local farmer Stuart McDonald hosted a 40th birthday dinner for his gorgeous wife Ellen, did the tables in white and silver with fresh white roses. Saturday 5th May the Tigers Reunion dinner at the Bowlo was held – I did a sumptuous buffet and dressed the room in black and gold. I was a busy boy that week – dressed the Services Club for the Deb Ball with a really lush Hollywood white theme for the stage and all the Debs looked fabulous. Sunday May 6th Marg Tobin hosted a surprise 70th birthday luncheon for Irene Brown at Montrose with lots of the Tobin clan and a great crowd of really happy people who celebrated with this really special lady. May 7th to 14th Montrose House was full to the brim with the wedding couple and bridal party here for Sammie Rue’s Wedding on Saturday 12th May. Samantha is Charles and Mandy Rue’s daughter and Moyna and Bernard Rue’s granddaughter, married a lovely guy Dan Carpenter and they stayed with me for the week. It was so much fun. On Thursday we had a glamourous High Tea for 20 girls and oh my goodness the laughs and champagne. Saturday 12th May we had florists, hairdressers and make-up artists in the house from 9am with the ceremony at Moyna and Bernard’s gorgeous garden and the reception at Moorbel Hall where I did the catering. I am leaving all the lights, chiffon and chandeliers there for this weekend’s Canowindra Pre-School Diamond Jubilee. This Saturday 19th I will be doing a fabulous Dinner at Rosnay. Best wishes Tommy xxx

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WHAT’S On 17 May

Mothers Group Meeting Every fortnight. 11.15am Canowindra library. Phone Rochelle Family Community Health Nurse 6340 3300.

17 May

Bingo at Canowindra Bowling Club, from 11am.

18 May

Members Badge Draw & Market Night Meat Raffles at Canowindra Services Club.

18 May

Barefoot Bowls at Canowindra Bowling Club, from 6.30pm.

18 May

Foodbasket at Canowindra Uniting Church Hall, 9.30am – noon.

19 May

Canowindra Pre-School Kindergarten Diamond Jubilee Event, 5.30pm at Moorbel Hall. Two course dinner by Eat Your Greens, entertainment by Nuthin’ 2 Serious.

20 May

Writers Brunch/Lunch, 11am-1pm at Woodstock Pub. Writers of all genres/ abilities/accomplishments are welcome to attend. For more info, contact Margaret on 0417 423 812 or

24 May

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, 9.30am – 1pm out front of Bill Paul’s Carpet.

24 May

Wrap With Love Knitting Group Meeting, 4th Thursday of every month at the HACC Office. Come bring your size 8 needles, enjoy a cuppa and chat while you contribute to our valuable, colourful wraps.

27 May

Central West Cycle Works Maintenance & Safety Workshop for Junior Trail Bike Riders, 9am – 12pm. $25 p/p. Contact Dave 0437 143 851 or Julie 0429 068 747.

26 May

Lair of the Werewolf Murder Mystery Dinner, at the Old Vic Inn. 6.30pm, $60 per person. Bookings essential, contact the Old Vic Inn on 6344 1009.

30 May

Parkes Christian School 2019 Kindergarten Expo, 7-8pm. Register your interest at or phone 6862 4164.

1 Jun

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group Meeting @ 12:30pm. Open to all survivors of any community. If interested contact Pascale on 6342 1612. Members come from Canberra, Temora, Forbes etc. All details on the website:

2 Jun

Moorbel Hall Markets, 8am – 12pm. BBQ and morning tea available. Phone Warwick on 6344 2025 for more information or to book a stall.

6 Jun

Garden & Montgomerie New Premises Opening Night, 5.30pm at 69 Gaskill St (Old NAB Building). RSVP by 23rd May to


Beginners Golf at Canowindra Golf Club, every Monday & Friday from 3-4pm. Contact Ros Partridge 0438 709 934 or David Carman 0432 946 285.


Canowindra Pythons Rugby Union Club Training every Thursday, 6.30pm at The Oval.


Canowindra High School P&C Meeting, on the 4th Tuesday of the month during school terms. New members are always welcome.

Campbell, Rach and Ruby Arnott enjoying High Tea.

Katie Kelly, Emma and Jasper Millward at the St Eddie’s Mother’s Day High tea last Friday.

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Bec Phelan, Debbie Rice, Lachlan Rice, Tommy and Clare Phelan having a great time at the High Tea.

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WIN A FAMILY PASS TO THE NATIONAL ZOO & AQUARIUM IN CANBERRA Complete the below entry form and return it to PO Box 251 Canowindra 2804, or enter online via our website for your chance to win.

Wedding Bells For Samantha And Daniel Local Canowindra residents Bernard and Moyna Rue provided their beautiful garden on Saturday 12th May 2018 for their granddaughter Samantha Rue to marry Daniel Carpenter in front of 65 guests. Family and friends travelled from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Far North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia and celebrated well into the night at the beautifully decorated Moorbel Hall. Samantha and Daniel would especially like to thank the local Canowindra community who not only warmly welcomed their out of town guests but also helped with local knowledge. Special thanks to Tommy Jeff’s who fed and watered the bridal party for a week and catered for the wedding with an amazing country style dinner. Samantha and Daniel will honeymoon in Canada and Alaska before returning to their home in Townsville.

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Many thanks to our most caring and dedicated Dr Nicholas O’Ryan, his lovely wife Kathryn & staff. To Vicki Grant & staff at Canowindra Pharmacy. The staff at Canowindra Health Centre, Canowindra Hospital & Ambulance Staff and Con’s Taxi Service. The lovely CWA ladies for their delicious expert catering. To Father Laurie for his beautiful service at Fishermans Bend. To Jenny & Michael Parkins for their generous gift of their Dad’s disability scooter. To Steve & staff at Philpott’s Funeral Directors and to all the wonderful, caring, close knit folk of Canowindra for all their food baskets, cooking, love and support. The Hancock Family Thanks You.

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U9s at the Kinross Walla Rugby Gala Day last Sunday.


U7s: The Pythons U7s braved the icey winds of KWS on Sunday playing three great games of running rugby. Oscar and Fergus Townsend lead the way with some strong straight running backed up by Tom Jobson with his tenacious defence never letting up. All the boys had a great day and played really well and are looking forward to the next round. U9s: U9s had a big day on Sunday. Hugh Nash and Sam Breen were defending with great determination in all three games. Clancy Hazelton and Fraser Wythes used their great attacking skills. Great effort and well done! U11s: An awesome cold windy day produced some great rugby from the U11’s, not all wins this time around, although some great tries were seen. Up against Kinross at their home ground first, and then Orange City and Bathurst Bulldogs to finish. The boys are coming together well as a team and the best is yet to come.


Last Saturday two major singles matches were played. Brent Lees played Tony Tuimauga in a close scoring game. After 17 ends the scores were level at 12 all but af-

ter that Tony was able to stay in the lead winning 32-26. In the other match David Beath played Phil Lees in another close scoring game. After 28 ends the scores were 22-21 in favour of Phil. Phil won the last five ends winning the game 32-21. Last Sunday a major pairs match was played with Alan Wyburn and Phil Lees against Brent Lees and David Beath. After 13 ends Brent and David had a handy lead 18-11 but on the next end Alan and Phil scored four shots. Brent and David were able to keep in the lead winning 23-21. Saturday May 19 - Vinnie Mirto, Matthew Lawrence, Peter Taylor, Roger Traves, Phil and Brent Lees travel to Grenfell to compete in a section of the zone open pairs while Paul Markcrow, Tony Tuimauga, Steve Kirkman and Ian Nelder travel to Eugowra to compete in a section of the zone presidents pairs. Good luck to these players at the weekend. Nominations are now open for the zone open singles, senior singles and presidents singles to be played on June 30 and July 1. Nominations will close on Friday June 15. A section of the presidents singles will be hosted by our club. Nominations for the major and minor fours and also the major and minor triples will close this Sunday May 20. By Ian Nelder

point. On Tuesday morning Nyngan defeated Canowindra with an aggregate of 52-30, winning both rinks and scoring the maximum 5 points. The No. 3 Pennant Play Off winners were Nyngan with 10.5 points, second was Gulgong with 9 points and third Canowindra with 5.5 points. The players and manager would like to sincerely thank our members who came to Cowra to support us, it was great.


On a beautiful Sunday Mother’s Day afternoon Canowindra Tigers played some very good entertaining football to out class the Condobolin rams 50 - 18. With some players being rested Kain Earsman and Nathan Whatman returned from injury to strengthen the forward pack. Tries went to Brydon Hughes (3), Brenton Clements, Nick Willson, Jayden Brown, Matt McLean, Kain Earsman and Dave Doran. With Matt McLean converting 7/9 Goals. The league tag score saw Condobolin beat Canowindra 18-14. The juniors went down to Trundle 18-12. This week the Tigers will travel to Burrangong. By Barry Traves


Results of the No. 3 Pennant Play Offs competed for in Cowra on Monday and Tuesday 14th - 15th May. On Monday morning Canowindra defeated Orange City with an aggregate of 45-34, winning both rinks and scoring the maximum 5 points. On Monday afternoon Gulgong defeated Canowindra with an aggregate of 42-29, Gulgong winning one rink and there was a 16 all draw on the other rink with Gulgong scoring 4.5 points and Canowindra half a

Annie Pull and Lucy Atkinson won Player of The Week in their teams at Cowra Netball last Saturday – Well Done Girls!

The Canowindra District is in high demand for small to large scale rural properties and we have many clients interested to view and secure country within the area. Of particular interest is Canowindra, Cowra, Billimari, Gooloogong & Eugowra – both dryland and irrigation country. If you have any interest in selling your property or are interested in an updated value please don’t hesitate to contact JOSH KEEFE. ‘This is a free service, regardless of your interest’

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