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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
     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
     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.
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
    - 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
                                                 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
                                                 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,
     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              commens1@bigpond.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
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 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
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
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.

 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
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.

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