TEMORA TIMEFRAME March April Free Governance 1 - Temora Greyhound racing - Temora Old Time New Vogue Dance 4 - Temora Greyhound Racing 5 - Temora Old Time New Vogue Dance Workshop Group, Temora Town Hall, 8pm-midnight. Group, Temora Town Hall, 8pm-midnight. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (Practices every Thursday night at the (Practices every Thursday night at the 9.30am-3pm Town Hall). Town Hall). Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club 2- Temora and District Garden Club Meeting, 6-13 - Seniors Week Free workshop with morning tea and lunch pro- 2 p.m. For further details contact Monica 6 - Heritage Bus Tour of the Springdale area vided. Reid on 69 737 252. - Temora and District Garden Club For businesses and members of committees 3 - Aqua aerobics at Temora Recreation Meeting, 2 p.m. For further details contact such as sports, churches and community com- Centre, 6pm to 7.30pm. Monica Reid on 69 737 252. mittees. 4- Temora and District Family History Group 9 - Crazy Whist Afternoon at Bectric Hall. All Temora and district committees are urged to - Temora Rural Museum 1.30 p.m. 10 - Mobile Blood Service visit to Temora, at attend. - Lake Centenary Management Committee Temora and District Hospital Day Care For more information or a detailed pamphlet, meeting, 7.30 p.m. at the Lake Club House Centre. call into the Shire office or phone on 6980 1100. - Temora Greyhound racing 12 - Heritage Bus Tour of the Springdale area 6 - Temora Health Services Advisory 13 - ‘Our Place’ cemetery tour. Committee meeting at Temora and District 17 - Temora Shire Council Meeting, 4 p.m. at Hospital, 5.30 p.m. Temora Shire Council Chambers - Temora Rural Museum meeting at 18 - Temora Greyhound Racing 7.30pm. 19 - Trungley Hall - Pioneers Memorial Wall 7 - Temora Greyhound Racing 8- Rural Museum Exhibition Day from 10am -International Women’s Day Celebration Unveiling. 26-27 - Anzac Day Flying Weekend, Temora Aviation Museum Big weekend (Temora Town Hall, 7-7.30 p.m.) - Temora V8 Jet boats 27 - Temora Lions paper pick-up 30 - Diabetes Support Group meeting, 7pm at for CanAssist Temora Shire Arts Council will host a charity con- - Temora Greyhound Racing Lloyd Cartwright room, Temora Ex- cert at Temora Town Hall on Saturday, March 15, 10 - Aqua aerobics at Temora Recreation Services Memorial Club. All welcome. featuring seven harpists. Centre, 6pm to 7.30pm. The concert, titled ‘A touch of heaven’, will be part 11 - Governance workshop at Temora Ex- MEN’S SHED - of a big weekend in Temora as the local branch of Services Memorial Club from 9.30am to Meets every Monday and Thursday from 9 CanAssist marks its 25th anniversary. 3pm. am to 12 noon at old Goldenfields Water The weekend will kick off on Friday, February 14, 13 - Mobile Blood Service visit to Temora, at building. All Welcome with a Gala Pink Ball at Temora Ex-Services Temora and District Hospital Day Care Memorial Club. Centre. Ariah Park Morning It will be followed on the Saturday by a main street 14 - CanAssist Gala Pink Ball - Temora Ex- market morning, and an evening bowls event at Services Club, Contact: Lindsay Frater or Tea at “The Peppers” Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club from 6pm. Jennifer Schmidt. 10am start It will conclude on Sunday, March 16, with a fam- 15 - CanAssist - Main Street Market Morning Thursday, 10th April, 2008 ily day and fun walk. - Hoskins Street Music by Wagga Accordion Band The weekend will be a celebration to thank local CanAssist - Evening Bowls, Temora Ex- All Welcome, bring a Chair branch members and remember the patients and Services Club 6 p.m. Contact: Danny Please advise Gwen Fairman for catering families who have been assisted by CanAssist over Pinney or George Breust numbers 6974 1057 the 25 years. 16 - CanAssist Family Day with Walk - Contact : Maree Stimson or Sheree Elwin 18 - Temora Shire Interagency Meeting 2 p.m. at Temora Shire Council Chambers. Bus trip away 20 - Temora Shire Council Meeting, 4 p.m. at Temora Shire Council Chambers for farmers 22-23 - Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend. The CWA is organising a bus trip for a coach load of farmers and their partners to - Arts news - 24 - Temora Greyhound racing Canberra on Monday, April 14. 26 - Men’s Cancer Support Group Dinner, 6.30pm. Contact Ray 6973-9422 or The free trip will take in the Australian War Memorial and, hopefully, Duntroon, with a 7 Lady Harpists George 6973-2137. BBQ lunch and morning and afternoon teas - Diabetes Support Group meeting, 7pm at Performing at the Town Hall, 6.30pm, provided. Lloyd Cartwright room, Temora Ex- The coach will start and finish in West Saturday, March 15. Services Memorial Club. All welcome. Wyalong, with pick-up sites at Temora and Wine and cheese opening light supper after. 29 - Temora West Public School Fete, Wallendbeen. Tickets at the shire. 12.30pm to 5pm. It is a chance for farming couples who have 30 - Temora Lions paper pick-up Also... been doing it tough to enjoy a day away together. Temora’s Own Arts and Crafts What’s in the next edition... Anyone interested in taking part can contact Open 7 days, 182 Hoskins Street. Gail Commens, President of the Hume Changes in Mobile Blood Service Group of the CWA, by email at - Local artists and crafts people are invited Keeping safe on footpaths and roads email@example.com to contribute. Phone Andrew 6980 1100 Narraburra News March 2008, Number 43 views from Temora Shire Council Day of entertainment at rural museum The 35th Annual Exhibition, to be held at Temora Rural Museum on Saturday, March 8, promises to be an exciting day as the muse- um’s remarkable showcase of Australiana again springs to life. The grand parade of vintage tractors, machin- ery and vehicles will take place in a fairground setting with stalls showcasing a wide range of artistic crafts ranging from blacksmithing to painting on fine china. Music will be a feature of this year’s program. Gordon Ellis will return with his “singing saw” to accompany the church organist, and the nostalgic sounds of the museum’s display of early phonographs and record players will be demonstrated. As a special guest, an enthusiast from the NSW central coast will recall the engaging melodies of yesterday upon his mobile pianola. The wide ranging program of events will run from 10am until 5pm. The Morangarell Church will be the site for a number of interesting talks during the day, covering topics such as the fashions of yester- year and farming in the horse years. Demonstrations of china painting, patchwork- ing, pottery, wood and stone turning, black- smithing, spinning, encaustic painting and dis- will be ongoing throughout the program. So take a step back in time and enjoy a day out plays of art, glassware, needlework, goldfields The main parade will take place at 2.30pm fol- for the whole family at Temora Rural Museum memorabilia, bead jewellery and Dohne sheep lowing the open day’s official opening. on Saturday, March 8. Celebrating International It’s time to clean up Women’s Day Temora Temora Tidy Towns Committee is McShaneís Metal on Monday, International Women’s Day, to be will talk on her preoccupation encouraging Temora Shire resi- March 3. held on Saturday, March 8 at 7.30 with happiness and ways in which dents to participate in Clean Up Any person interested in this must p.m. in the Temora Town Hall, is to reassess time and attitudes to Australia Day on Sunday, March 2, contact the Environmental shaping up to be a great evening life. 2008. Services Department at Council on for all women in the Temora Shire The Temora Quota Club, View ìAll residents have to do is turn up 69801100 by 4:30pm, Friday, to enjoy. Club and TASK will also perform on the day with gloves, a hat, stur- February 29. The evening will commence with a variety of acts to entertain the dy shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen The main clean up will take place a warm welcome from Temora ladies. and register as a volunteer,î said on Sunday, March 2, with registra- Shire Council Mayor Peter Speirs, Information from Centrelink, Temora Shire Councilís tion taking place between 8am and followed by an update on drought HACC, Community Health Nurse Environmental Services Trainee, 9am at Gloucester Park. and small business assistance by (Veronica Ward), DPI and other Kellie Lewis. Council will also be providing a Lloyd Kingham from the local service providers will be The Tidy Towns Committee is bulk item collection for senior res- Department of Primary Industries. available. again targeting the clean up of car idents within Temora township on A small group of ladies from A light supper will be provided. bodies and scrap metal from prop- Monday, March 3. Ariah Park will kick off the local Individual and group bookings erties within the Temora township. Any person interested in making line up of entertainers. Guest (tables of 8) can be made by To assist this, Council is taking the most of this service must con- speaker, Ella James, one of phoning Temora Shire Council on bookings for residents to have tact Council on 69801100 by Australia’s best known voices, 69 801 100 by March 3, 2008. these items removed by 4:30pm, Friday, February 29. COMMUNITY NEWS Community members recognised for outstanding efforts It was a big day of celebrations at Lake organization for nearly 25 years. Grant, Teaghan Hodgkins, Jillie-May Centenary as Temora Shire residents gath- Other nominees for the award were Betty Reading, Hayden Philp and Jenna Reardon. ered to mark Australia Day in January. Brabin, Brendon Fritsch, Father Phil The shire’s Event of the Year award went to Temora Shire Council Mayor, Peter Speirs, Harding, John Harper, Gordon McGeorge, the Ariah Park Centenary celebrations. was awarded a Medal of the Order of Michael Rea and Marj Whitla. Other nominees were the Temora and Australia (OAM) in recognition of his many The Temora Shire Junior Citizen of the Year District Drought Breaking Bash, Sunday in years of service to Local Government. award went to Temora High School student, Pink 2007, and Rotary District 9700 Local residents, Lindsay and Alison Frater, Zac Storm, for his academic achievements Conference. shared the Temora Shire Citizen of the Year and community involvement. Temora Shire Council extends its congratula- award for their work with the local CanAssist Other nominees were Elise Firman, Nicholas tions to all the award winners and nominees. Addressing the need for respite Successful 21st care in Temora Golden Gift Following Council’s meeting Waratah to support older parent ent carers to make decisions with representatives from carers who are still caring for regarding the future care for The 21st annual Temora Golden Gift Kurrajong Waratah, Member their adult son or daughter with their son or daughter with a dis- proved to be a highly successful event, for Riverina, Kay Hull, and a disability at home. ability. with a day of good weather and strong Member for Murrumbidgee, Interlink is a two year pilot pro- Tracey Collins, a coordinator competition attracting a crowd of around Adrian Piccoli, a small commit- gram funded by NSW for Interlink, will be attending 1200 people. tee has been formed to address Department of Ageing, the next Special Persons and Among the highlights of the day was the the needs of people who care Disability and Home Care, Carers meeting on March 11 at presentation of life membership to outgo- for people with a disability and which assists ageing parent car- 7 p.m. in the Lloyd Cartwright ing president, Rick Firman. to determine the type of respite ers over the age of 65 or aborig- room at the Temora Ex- Mr Firman, who has held the position of care facility so desperately inal parents over the age of 45. Services Memorial Club. president for seven years, was honoured at needed in Temora. The program is designed to Despite the various programs the official opening of the event, with fel- Stephen Jacques and Tracey determine the current and future being offered to support parent low committee members, Rob Hartwig and Collins, Kurrajong Waratah, needs of these carers. carers, local residents caring for Paul McMullen, presenting the award. who again visited Temora, were Interlink provides older parent children with disabilities are Another highlight was the running of the sympathetic to the concerns of carers with information on cur- determined to lobby for a main 120metre Golden Gift event, which residents over the lack of rent government benefits and respite care facility in Temora. was won by 16-year-old Brendan respite care available locally entitlements, supported accom- For residents wishing to offer Matthews of Canberra, the youngest ever and provided information on modation services, health care their support for establishing a sprinter to win the race. programs currently offered to information, referrals to servic- facility in Temora please phone Temora Shire Council is one of the Gift’s parent carers of children with a es and information on legal Community Services Officer, major sponsors, along with Telstra disability. issues such as wills, trusts and Karen McLaren on 0427 762 Countrywide and Country Energy. Interlink is a new service guardianship. 034 or Pat Thomas on 6977- offered through Kurrajong Interlink assists these older par- 2278. New faces Week of celebrations for seniors sought for TYRO Temora Seniors will be celebrating 50 years of can be purchased from Temora Shire Council. Seniors Week this year with a number of activ- On Wednesday, April 9, the very popular Port ï Do you want to organize music festivals and ities planned for the week beginning April 6, and Poetry Evening will be held at 6.30 pm in other events for young people? 2008. the dining room at Greenstone Lodge. ï Do you want to have your say about enter- Funds granted to the Seniors Committee will All seniors are very welcome. tainment events and activities held in Temora? be used toward the celebrations and an excur- Greenstone Lodge residents are very excited ï Do you want to have a say on issues relating sion to Wagga. to be hosting the Port and Poetry evening and to young people and contribute to Council pol- On Sunday, April 6, a Church Service and look forward to other seniors joining them to icy? afternoon tea will be held at the Temora be entertained by local poets. ï Are you aged between 13 and 18 years of Senior Citizens Centre from 2.30pm. On Thursday, April 10, Temora Seniors are age? On Monday, April 7, Bruce Barrett will be welcome to attend the Coolamon Accordion If you answered yes to these questions, then addressing seniors on road safety issues at Band which will be performing at “The we would like you to be a part of Temora 1pm at the Temora Bowling and Recreation Peppers”, Ariah Park. Youth Representing Others (TYRO). Club. Seniors will need to organise their own trans- TYRO has been on a short break and is now This will be followed by a fashion parade at port to Ariah Park. currently looking for new and old members to 2pm, organised by Sadie Michael’s. (Cost $3 For more information phone Gwen Fairman join and bring fresh ideas on activities and per head) on 6974-1057 events that the Youth of Temora wants. On Tuesday, April 8, a luncheon and dance On Saturday, April 12, an excursion has been Upcoming events and activities include will be held at the Temora Ex-Services organised to Wagga to visit the Wagga Glass Crescendo, YouthROC Camp and the Cinema. Memorial Club, commencing at 11.30 a.m. Gallery. A meeting will be held on Thursday 6th March Music will be performed by Ron Brown of A bus will be departing at 9 am outside the at 4pm in the Temora Shire Council Chambers. West Wyalong. HACC centre. For more information please contact Kellie The cost for the luncheon will be $10 per head For bookings phone Temora HACC Centre on Lewis on 69801100. and tickets will go on sale on March 10 and 6977-1326. COMMUNITY NEWS Heritage Festival 2008 to celebrate ‘Our Place’ This year’s Heritage Festival pro- will be two Heritage Bus Tours of at the historic Bectric Hall. The day promises to be extremely gram in Temora Shire, co-ordinated the Springdale Area. The afternoon, which will start at interesting with the unveiling of the by the Temora Shire Heritage These bus tours will highlight the 2pm, will be filled with fun and Pioneers Memorial Wall at 11am Committee, will have a variety of areas of Lintondale, Combaning activities, with a delicious country followed by a tour of “Gladstone” events and activities to appeal to a Siding, Dinga Dingi and afternoon tea and prizes (bookings (property of the Robinson Family), wide range of interests. Scrubyards. required). which will be celebrating its cente- The Festival will run from April 5 The tours will give people the A Guided Tour of the Cemetery nary. to April 20, and will be focusing on opportunity to learn new stories will start at 2pm on Sunday, April All details of the events are on the theme of “Our Place”. and/or tell their own stories relating 13, with the aim of recognising the Council’s Website at www.temo- Kicking off Temora’s Festival will to the area. people who helped make “Our ra.nsw.gov.au and will be promoted be the Temora Rural Museum’s They will be held on Sunday, April Place”. in The Temora Independent closer 35th Annual Exhibition Day which 6 and Saturday, April 12, starting at Concluding the Shire’s Heritage to the festival’s commencement. will be held on Saturday, March 8, 9.30am. Bookings are required. Festival will be festivities at For more details or bookings con- 2008 from 10am. A Crazy Whist Afternoon is being Trungley Hall on Saturday, April tact Belinda Bushell on (02) 6980 Also included in the festival events organised for Wednesday, April 9, 19. 1100. Twilight family gatherings across shire Residents across the district have the chance to put the drought behind them for a while, and enjoy a night out with other local families as part of the twilight family gatherings being held across Temora Shire. Two highly successful family twilight gather- ings were held in February, with Springdale and Combaning Bushfire Brigade areas holding a BBQ at Lake Centenary, and Bectric, Tara and Ariah Park brigade areas gathering at the Bectric Hall on Saturday, February 16. The gathering at Bectric Hall attracted over 100 people, with entertainment by The Tinshed Rattlers continuing until after midnight. The event was considered a success by organis- ers, with a good cross-section from each of the Temora Town Event Time: 6:00 PM Kickoff Date: Saturday, 15th March, 2008 The events are being sponsored by Lachlan three brigades being represented. Catchment Management Authority and the The remaining twilight family gatherings will Venue: Temora Recreation Centre Details: BBQ Meal, Movies under the Stars Department of Primary Industries. be held in March. The Temora Town event is being organised by Council and will be held on Saturday, March 15, at Temora Recreation Centre swimming Residents urged to pool. The evening will be free to all, with a movie trailer to be set up on the grassed area beside assist with control of noxious the pool. Temora Apex Club will be providing a sausage weeds and fruit fly sizzle, while complimentary drinks will also be At the March meeting of * remove unwanted fruit trees is to remove all overripe and provided from the kiosk. Council, the residents of the from around sheds, houses and fallen fruit from around trees. Dates of the remaining family gatherings to be Temora Shire were requested along boundary fences; Place infested fruit inside held are as follows - to assist council staff in the * keep all house trees free of strong plastic bags and expose control of noxious weeds. fruit fly; to the sun for at least three Bush Fire Group Area With recent rains the area cov- * remove all late hanging fruit days; seven days if tempera- (Narraburra, Pinnacle, ered by noxious weeds is too missed during harvest; tures are below 30C. This dis- Morangarell) large for council resources and * dispose of fallen fruit proper- posal method should also be Date: Saturday 1st March, 2008 staff and residents are request- ly; utilised for bought fruit also. Venue: Lake Centenary (alternate wet weather ed to weed or spray noxious * don’t send damaged or fallen Products are available for the venue, Trungley Hall) weeds on footpaths and in fruit to the packing shed; control of fruit fly which Time: 4:00 PM Kickoff areas adjacent to their proper- * maintain good orchard includes splash baits and full Details: BBQ meal, Apex Jumping Castle ties. hygiene. cover sprays. Bush Fire Group Area These weeds include Khaki Control Measures With the severe infestation this (Mimosa/Thanowring) and Catheads. Control of fruit fly can include summer Council has decided Date: Friday, March 14, 2008 Fruit Fly collection of ripe and fallen to investigate a disposal facili- Venue: Lake Centenary Orchard Hygiene fruit, disposal of infested fruit, ty at the Landfill Site and will Time: 4:00 PM Orchard Hygiene is an impor- and use of bait traps and cover be coordinating an education Details: BBQ Meal, Jumping Castle, Family tant part of fruit fly manage- sprays. A simple, non-chemi- campaign to alert residents of Focus ment. Make sure you: cal method of reducing fruit fly their responsibilities.