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					Volume 9, Issue 5                                   (Editor Kate Schwager)                              Monday 4 June, 2007
Chamber News                                  W        ell it is June already, where has the
                                                       year gone. It is nice to see a bit of     Poems
C      hamber met at Wee Waa Bowling
       Club for an evening meeting and
again it was great to see some new
                                              moisture about to get those tractors going in
                                              the paddocks. Good Luck to all those taking
                                              the punt . The town will benefit immensely         Any Fool Would Know
faces amongst the regular members.            from the rain, but of course some more
Items discussed at this meeting was the       would be great. Lets stay positive and pray        A constable pulled a lady driver
Draft Strategic Plan and the outcomes.        for more, We are one day closer to a lot of                       over
                                              rain and out of this dreaded drought.              Your rear vision mirror is missing
It is now available on the Wee Waa web-
site or if you would like a copy sent to
you by email please contact me. It is
                                              A      big month in store for us with the long
                                                     weekend coming up everyone will have
                                              a chance to enjoy themselves.
                                                                                                              he said
                                                                                                 You always should know what’s
open for comment to be then taken to          To start the weekend off we have a Live Syd-                  behind you
the next stage of the process. Insurance      ney Band at the Royal Hotel “Tequila Mock-         While you are still looking ahead.
again was discussed and we have been          ing Bird” Then Saturday night “Countafitt” at
assured that the Mardi Gras can be cov-       the Bowling Club for the Rugby League fund-
                                              raiser. If this is too much there is a seafood         The lady then very quietly
ered by Council. Other avenues are be-
ing sourced to cover other events. We         night at the Golf Club for $40 per head. Al-                    answered
are a little closer to getting a town and
                                              ways a great night the seafood night.                The thought never entered my
                                              Then on Sunday the Wee Waa Village Fest                           mind
district map in the main street with the      starts at 2pm at the Seplin Estate Wines and
help of the tourist Info centre and coun-     the Doc Holcombe band along with “Tequila
                                                                                                   As long as I can see what’s in
cil. It was also reported that dead trees     Mocking Bird” will be playing. There will be                      front
in town will be replaced by council if re-    jumping castle, tug-a-war, lots of family ac-      I couldn’t care less what’s behind
quested and that there is more trees in       tivities including bonfire and fireworks. This
the planning process. Television adver-       should be a great day and evening event for
                                                                                                 I drive along with my eyes on the
tising was discussed but will be ex-          all the family.
                                              All proceeds will be going towards the Wee                           road
plained at the next meeting. The cham-
                                              Waa Country Education Foundation. This               Now would you please let me
ber received a letter from the New Eng-
land Credit Union to say that the merger
                                              has been set up to help individual students                     have my say
                                              leaving high school in need of support for             Anything that is behind me
with Northern Inland Credit Union was         further education, including: apprenticeships,
not likely for 12 months and that it was      trades, job training and books. Applicants
                                                                                                      I treat it as like yesterday
not feasible at the present time to open      will be interviewed at end of the year and
in Wee Waa. They said that the idea had       assessed on needs. Great idea why not                 “This breach of Law”, said the
been placed on hold for the time being.       come and support the Fest, have a great                       cop, “ is illegal
The Mardi Gras Committee met before           time with the family.
                                                                                                    You should have a mirror you
the meeting and a number of ideas have
been put forward for the Mardi Gras in
                                              T      owards the end of the month Wee Waa
                                                     will be having a Market Day, Thursday
                                              28th, this will become a bi-monthly event to
                                                                                                                know
                                                                                                 If you promise faithfully you will fix
December. Report from Tourist Info            help businesses in town and those that sup-                           it
Centre they have met with the fishing         port them. We all hope you will sustain
group to help find funding and also look-
                                                                                                       O.K.—now you can go”.
                                              these days and shop locally lots of bargains I
ing to meet with the historical society to    am sure. There is not much you can’t get in
set up a historical walk around the town.     our town these days, so think twice about          You are certain to be able to get
They are also working with Walgett            driving somewhere else the cost of fuel is                          one
Council to promote both the Burren and        rising. There is also a Health check on at the     At the service station just down
                                              Little House on Rose the same day, this is
Pilliga Bores discussed also an art show.                                                                     the lane
                                              being coordinated by our local Community
Alice from council gave us an update on       Health so take time out to check your health.      But really I will have to book you
grants available that are available. Con-     As many of us tend to ignore this. Get in           Should ever I catch you again.
cerns were also made regarding the en-        before it is too late.
trance road to Wee Waa and the Burren
road crossing the bridge, council is al-
ready aware of it. Also a letter of support
                                              S     o I hope you enjoy this month and don't
                                                    forget we all need time out with your fam-
                                              ily. The school holidays are just around the
                                                                                                  She said, - come on now you
                                                                                                          must be joking
for a walking track from Weeronga to the      corner. I apologise for the delay this month        You are the most stupid cop I
lagoon bridge would be sent to council.       in getting the Ink out to you as I have been               have ever seen
Village Fest was discussed and profits        away. That is all from me till next month          Why would I need a rear vision
                                              Cheers Kate S
from the occasion would go to the Wee                                                                         mirror
Waa Country Education Foundation and                                                             Any fool would know where they
that help was needed for the success of                                                                    have been.
the event. Next meeting will be at the
Wee Waa Motel 7.30am 21 June.                                                                                          Stan Holland
Kate Schwager
President
                        COMMUNITY FLYERS May
                                   Wee Waa and District
                                                        ARE YOU ON DIAL-UP ?
              Australian         Wee Waa Rugby       TRYING TO CONNECT TO THE
             Breastfeeding    League Football club       INTERNET THROUGH
               Assoc. –            Invites All             SLOW SPEEDS?
           Namoi Valley Group                      ARE YOU FINDING IT FRUSTRATING?
                Meeting
            Thursday 28th June      To an Evening Under                 YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
                                                                       BROADBAND GUARANTEE GRANT
            “Latest Research on          the Stars                    WHICH ENABLES YOU TO CONNECT
         Breast Feeding”                                                    TO THE INTERNET WITH
                                                                                 HIGH SPEED
        10am to 12 noon             Saturday 16th June                         FREE SATELLITE,
  Wee Waa Presbyterian Church,         2007, 7.00pm                       MODUM & INSTALLATION.
          Crèche Room                                                  BROADBAND SERVICE PROVIDER
  For more information: Susanne                                              APN (ACTIV8) PLANS
              Kable                 At the Wee Waa Bowling                 AVAILABLE AS LITTLE AS
(Breastfeeding Counselor & Group             Club                               $29.95/MONTH.
      Leader) on 6795 3589             Dress coat and Tie                OTHER SERVICES AND PLANS
                                                                               FORTHCOMING:-
                                        Appetizers & Bar                VOSS (TELEPHONE SERVICES),
 Wee Waa Market Day                                                   VIDEO ON DEMAND AND SATELLITE
                                           Cost: $35.00                              T.V.
   Thursday 28th June
  Wee Waa Main Street                Tickets Available at              INTERESTED?: PHONE LYNNE -
  Shop locally this month           Wee Waa Newsagency                         02-6795 1234
    Sale items Galore                         Or
                                    Carrigans — Wee Waa
        While in town               On sale till 15th June
 Why not have your Health                    2007
      Checked at the                    Entertainment
                                     Countafitt till late
 Between 10.30am to 3pm                                                 AUSTRALIAN BROADBAND GUARANTEE
                                                                         transitional period 2 April to 30 June 2007
  Community Health are
           holding a
“Time Out for Health Day”            Wee Waa Tae Kwondo
                                     Learn the art of Self Defense
 At “Little House on Rose”
                                          Tuesday 6—8pm
                                          Thursday 6—8pm
                                            Ages 8—80
                                        Wee Waa Bowling Club              on display and for sale
                                                                         At Green Door Craft Shop
                                              Enquiries:
                                                                              Also available
Storm problems computer not                Steve MacCarthy
            working.                      (Senior Instructor)             Narrabri Antiques & Art
   We can supply, repair and                  67954032                   or call for information on
 upgrade computers. We carry a            Mobile 0422366190                artwork on 67 954694.
range of ink cartridges and other                                               0409 585159
computer supplies at reasonable             Wee Waa Library            Local people can try the art-
              prices                         Opening Hours             works for suitability at home
    For further information                    Tuesday 2pm - 5pm,      and return it if not suitable.
       Please Contact                        Wednesday 10am - 1pm,
                                                                       See my works on the Wee Waa
  Peter and Joanne Horne            Thursday and Friday 10am - 5 pm                Website
  0427 100306 or 67954151               Closed between 1 and 2           You can subscribe now to
           or email:                    Saturday 10am - 12pm.         Current paintings by email tracey-
wwcomputers@westnet.com.au                  Tel: 67953064                   holc1@hotmail.com
                       COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2007
                                     Wee Waa and District
June                                          sored by DPI. For more informa-
1 Happy Hour at Weeronga                      tion and to register please con-
2/3 Wee Waa Campdraft Free Entry              tact Jenny Croft on ph. 0429 446
    Cattle supplied by Twynam Pas-            417 or 6741 8336.
    toral Company                         13 Wee Waa Public School P & C                 Special flowers for that
3 Rugby League Wee Waa play                   Meeting
                                          13 Christian School Board Meeting
                                                                                            Special Person
    Narrabri away game
3 Junior Rugby Union Quirindi Car-        14 Wee Waa High School P & C                           Also for
    nival                                     Meeting                                                 Weddings,
4 Chemcert Chemical Training              14 Narrabri Shopping Bus pick up
                                              9am and departs Narrabri 1pm                            Birthdays,
    Course in Narrabri phone to book
    1800 444 228                              call Kerry Berger at HACC for                         Anniversaries,
4 Cancer Support Meeting at the               bookings on 67954535 Adults $8                           Funerals
    Scout Hall                                Children $4 (This service is for
                                              frail aged and younger disabled
                                                                                                          and
4 Wee Waa Rugby League Meeting
5 Wee Waa Sewing Classes 9am                  persons)                                              Flowers for all
    to 3.30pm at Wee Waa CWA Hall         16 Wee Waa Garden Club Meeting                              occasions
    for more info Christine Cain Tel:         at the Scout Hall at 10.30am All
                                              Welcome
                                                                                       Ring Anna at the
    67956128                                                                            Flower Shack
6 Inner Wheel Meeting                     16 Wee Waa Historical Society
                                              Meeting                                  On Tel: 67954592
7 CSIRO’s Double Helix Decon-
    struction Derby where you can         17 Junior Rugby Union Inverell Car-           Or 0429954592
    pull things apart and look at their       nival                                        To Order
    insides at the CSIRO Narrabri         19 Chemcert Chemical Training                Credit Card facilities
    Observatory Visitors Centre               Course in Wee Waa phone to                     available
    4.30pm to 6.30pm $8 non-                  book 1800 444 228                        81 Boundary Street,
    member $5 member Booking ph           19 Wee Waa Sewing Classes 9am                     Wee Waa
    67904070                                  to 3.30pm at Wee Waa CWA
8 CWA Meeting 10am at CWA Hall                Hall for more info Christine Cain
8 Live Band from Sydney                       Tel: 67956128
    “Tequila Mocking Bird” at             21 Wee Waa Chamber of Com-
    Royal Hotel                               merce Meeting at the Wee Waa
9 Wee Waa Rugby League Night                  Motel at 7.30am.
    Under the Stars at Wee Waa            23 KeyPlay 2007Concert Five of
                                              Australia’s leading musicians on
    Bowling Club Entertainment
                                              stage at the Crossing Theatre
                                                                                            Jarcot Farming Pty Ltd
    “Countafitt”
9 Wee Waa Golf Club Seafood                   6.30pm $20 concession $15                     Lawn Mowing Services,
    Night bookings essential.                 child $5 for more information            Contract Labour, dry land and
                                              Graeme Compton 67921015
10 Rugby League Wee Waa play                                                            irrigation, experienced Picker
    Coonabarabran away game               24 Rugby League Wee Waa play
10 Wee Waa Village Fest at Seplin             North Tamworth home game                       Driver and stockman
    Estate Wines, Fireworks, Live         24 Junior Rugby Union Gunnedah               “Let us get the job done for you
                                              Carnival
    Band, Jumping Castle lots of                                                          one hour, one day or more”
    other Entertainment for the           27 St Joseph’s P & F Meeting 7pm
    kids 2pm till late                    28 Namoi Valley Australian                           “Ride on Mower”
                                             Breastfeeding Association
11 Queens Birthday Long Week-
                                             meeting at Presbyterian
                                                                                             mulching and catcher
    end
12 Wee Waa Pony Club Meeting                 Church Crèche Room 10am to                   “Push Mower” with catcher
13/14 Shaping Our Future Together –          12 noon topic Guest                              Whipper Snip for
                                             Speaker“The Latest Research
    course for women Narrabri –                                                             General Yard Clean Up
    8.45am – 3pm – Narrabri Bowling          on Breastfeeding”
    Club – this course includes a         28 Wee Waa Market Day in Main                             Contact
                                             Street. Support local Shopping
    wide range of learning activities
                                             on Market Day 9am to 3.30pm.                        Bill Schwager
    to help women shape their own
    future. Cost is $25 (includes all     28 “Time Out for Health Day” at                       0429 967 243 or
    material and food) and is spon-                            (Continued on page 4)             02 67967243
                        COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2007
                                      Wee Waa and District
   the Little House on Rose                Shop 7.30am
   10.30am to 3pm                      19 Rugby League Wee Waa play Moree
28 Wee Waa Country Education               at home
   Foundation Meeting                  19 Junior Rugby Union Barraba Carnival
                                       25 Burren Junction Public School
28 Wee Waa Golf Club Meeting
                                           Drought Breaking Dance Party
29 Wee Waa Bowling Club Band           26 Rugby League Minor Semi Final
    “Sidetrack” Duo                    26 Junior Rugby Union Narrabri End of            Royal Hotel
30 School Holidays Start                   Season BBQ
July                                                                                       Rose Street
                                       September
1 Rugby League Wee Waa play            2 Rugby League Major Semi Final
    Moree away game                                                                          18th June
                                       2 Annual Golf Day for Westpac Rescue
2/3 Mental Health First Aid Training       Helicopter Service                           Live Sydney Band
    Course 9am to 5pm Narrabri RSL     7 & 8 “Quilt Show” at Weeronga Aged           “Tequila Mocking Bird”
    Club, Workshops are Free. For          Hostel                                    Start the Long Weekend
    more information Contact 02        7 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Golf Day            Celebrations at the
    63607932 registration forms avail- 8 Wee Waa High School P & C Func-
    able on Wee Waa and Narrabri                                                     Royal Hotel Friday Night
                                           tion “30 year Reunion” at Wee Waa
    websites.                              Bowling Club 1977 to 2007.              $5 Lunches in Dinning Room
4/6 Wee Waa Pony Club Mini Camp        9 Rugby League Final                          Wednesday to Friday and
7 Blanche Trophy Day                   14 Rugby League Grand Final
8 Rugby League Wee Waa play                                                         dinners Monday to Friday
                                       20 Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce
    Gunnedah away game Round 2             Meeting at Wee Waa Golf Club               Available for functions
9 Chemcert Chemical Training               5.30pm.                                 Licensed till 2 am Thursday,
    Course in Narrabri phone to book   29 School Holidays Start
    1800 444 228                                                                   Friday and Saturday Nights,
                                       October
10 Wee Waa Pony Club Meeting           13 Health Awareness Day in Narrabri at             Sunday 10pm
9/10 2007 Narrabri Soccer Develop-         Narrabri High School a fundraiser for   Monday to Wednesday 12pm
    ment Camps.                            the Rowena Public School For more
12 Apex Meeting                                                                        Thursday Night Raffles
                                           information contact Colleen Bierhoff
13 CWA Meeting 10am at CWA Hall            02 67965259                              Holden Poker 7pm Thursday
14 Garden Club Meeting                 15 School Resumes for Term 4                  Friday Free Pool Juke Box
15 Rugby League Wee Waa play West 18 Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce                         Sunday Free Pool
    Lions at home                          Meeting 7.30am at Wee Waa Motel
16 School Resumes Term 3               22 Chemcert Chemical Training Course           For More Information
17 Spring Plain Red Cross AGM at           in Narrabri phone to book 1800 444               contact
    “Bulyeroi” home of Carolyn Michell     228
    commencing at 10.30am for morn- November                                              Tanya Hurrell
    ing tea followed by lunch.         6 Melbourne Cup Day                                02 67954215
19 Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce         15 Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce
    Meeting at Seplin Estate Wines         Meeting at Seplin Estate Wines at
    5.30pm                                 5.30pm
                                                                                        "Orange Grove"
21 Historical Society Meeting          30 St Joseph’s School Fete                       Navel Oranges
23– 25 Sustainable Farm Families       December                                             Now available.
    Training                           1 Garden Club Christmas Party
22 Rugby League Wee Waa play Wer- 21 School Holidays Start
                                                                                   Will sweeten further with each
    ris Creek away game                25 Christmas Day
                                                                                   frost. Will be available at the
22 Junior Rugby Union Moree Carnival 26 Boxing Day                                       Markets in Narrabri
25 St Josephs P & F Meeting            Next Wee Waa Ink due out Friday 1 June             or from 2 Fraser St
26 Wee Waa Golf Club Meeting           If you know of any up coming                Orange Grove Narrabri West.
29 Rugby League Wee Waa play Nar- functions please contact: Kate
    rabri at home
                                                                                   please bring correct change.
                                       Schwager bkschwager@bigpond.com                   Fresh from the Tree
August                                 Tel/Fax:67967243
5 Rugby League Wee Waa play            http://www.weewaa.com                              Now $6.00 a bag.
    Coonabarabran away game
5 Junior Rugby Union Coona-
    barabran Carnival
6-8 Cotton Collective in Narrabri
12 Rugby League Wee Waa play
    North Tamworth away game
16 Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce
    Meeting at Wee Waa Hot Bread
                              COMMUNITY FLYERS May
                                            Wee Waa and District
                                                                                                      Narrabri Shire
                                                                                                         Visitors’
                                                                                                       Information
                                                   Tickets $40 each                                       Centre
     Wee Waa Website                            Saturday 9th June, 2007             Invites you to check with us that
    25,572 last month this month                                                     your event does not clash with
                                             Gather your friends & get a table     others. If we know the details, we
     26,581 visits to front page
   231,685 last month this month
                                                   together to support              can promote your event on radio
     241,470 hits on whole site                   your local Golf Club                 and in the Visitors’ Centre.
The site has a new facility to submit               Tickets on sale at              Contact the Visitors Centre
 your event on the calendar Page.               Col Stone’s Real Estate or          Tel: 02 67996760 02 67996761
  By submitting your event here                   Wee Waa Pharmacy                        Fax: 02 67996766
emails come to me and the Tourist                                                  Email: tourism@narrabri.nsw.gov.au
         Information Centre                    All tickets to be collected by
          Updated Pages                                Monday June 4
   Wee Waa On the Web News
                                                   for catering purposes
                Sport
             Art Section
                                                 All enquiries : 67954723
   Testimonials and comments                     67954375 or 67954114
                News
Draft Strategic Plan available for           School Terms for 2007                              Exhibition
              comment                                                                        25 May - 21 June
                                                          1st Term
If you would like to advertise here or on
    the website, please contact Kate
                                                    Monday 5 February -
                                                       Thursday 5 April
                                                                                            Kasey Sealy
         Schwager 0267967243                              Holidays                 Kasey Sealy is a renowned Australian
    Narrabri Website is now available                 6 April - 22 April            landscape artist in the style of Arthur
            www.narrabri.net                              2nd Term                Streeton. He has studied and painted in
                                               Monday 23 April - Friday 29 June       many countries including The UK,
Wee Waa Fitness Centre                                    Holidays                 France, Italy (particularly Venice), and
                                                      30 June - 15 July                            the USA.
             Hours of Operation                           3rd Term
                                                      Monday 16 July -
       Monday and Thursday 4pm -                    Friday 28 September
              8pm                                         Holidays
        Tuesday 4pm –6pm                         29 September - 14 October
                                                          4th Term
 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday                      Monday 15 October -
          6.15am - 8am                              Friday 21 December
                                                          Holidays
                                                        22 December -




  Kids, come and paint a picture with
 your fingers with Tracey after school!
 Private or with a friend, or even with
             mum or dad!                                                                 www.kaseysealy.com.au
   Enquiries and arrangements call            Every Thursday 5.30 pm                      Exhibition Opening:
               Tracey:
                                                   $10 per head
                                                                                         Friday 25 May, 6—9pm
    67 954694 OR 04 09585159
                                                                                     Light refreshments will be served
Don’t forget you can take your picture              9 holes and                          Narrabri Antiques & Art
           home to enjoy.                      Sausage Sizzle after                     66 Dangar Street, Narrabri
               Fee $20                                                                       Hrs: 10am – 5pm
    ADULT CLASSES AVAILABLE                       Enquiries and Bookings                   Wednesday – Sunday
       SINGLE OR GROUP                                                            Phone: 02 67925444, Fax: 02 67925000
                                                    Golf Club 67954414
                                                                                    Email: antaart@ceinternet.com.au
                               COMMUNITY FLYERS May
                                              Wee Waa and District

    This Month In                                 THE WEE WAA AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  The Narrabri Shire




                                                WEE WAA VILLAGE FEST
         Narrabri Antiques and Art                                                         DATE : SUNDAY 10TH JUNE
      Art Workshop with Kasey Sealy
       25 May 2007 to 25 Jun 2007                                                          TIME :   FROM 2PM
    Narrabri Craft Shop - Mixed Media
                  Exhibition
        01 Jun 2007 to 15 Jun 2007                                                         PLACE : SEPLIN ESTATE WINES
   Keyplay 2007 Concert & Workshops                                                                Chifley Road Wee Waa
Bar opens 6.00pm and at interval for drinks
                and nibblies.
         Five of Australia's leading
            musicians on stage.                                        FIREWORKS &
        22 Jun 2007 to 24 Jun 2007                                        BONFIRE
                                                                                                       LOTS OF PRIZES
  Jimmy Barnes Concert - The Crossing
                                                                                                     GAMES, MUSIC, ART,
                  Theatre –
                                                                                                       BBQ, DISPLAYS
  Tickets are now on sale for the Jimmy                                                               JUMPING CASTLE
              Barnes Concert
Book online at www.crossingtheatre.com.au
  or at The Crossing Theatre Box Office.
                 28 Jul 2007
                                                                                                                 HUGE
 Eulah Creek Antique and Machinery Day                                                                        TUG -OF- WAR
       04 Aug 2007 to 05 Aug 2007                                                                             COMPETITION
         Galloping Gully Polocrosse                                          THE DOC
                                                                            HOLCOMBE
       11 Aug 2007 to 12 Aug 2007
                                                                              BAND
       Burren Junction Public School
      Drought Breaking Dance Party
                25 Aug 2007
    To put your function in the                                               ENTRY
      Narrabri Shire Calendar                                             $5 PER ADULT
                                                                         $15 PER FAMILY
           Call 67996760                                               LUCKY DOOR PRIZES
     Or submit your function on
       www.weewaa.com or
          www.narrabri.net
       In Calendar of Events
                                                                         FANTASTIC LIVE
    Wee Waa Green Door                                                    SYDNEY BAND
        Craft Shop                                                          TEQUILA
    Has been renovated                                                   MOCKING BIRD!!
    New Items available
        Check it out                           ♦ TUG -OF -WAR COMPETITION—
                                                  REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!
            Warwick Coble ♦ FAMILY FUN
              Hobo Fashions and                ♦ GAMES & ACTIVITIES
                 Accessories                                                     For further information
              Will be at CWA Hall              ♦ PRIZES, RAFFLES                  Phone 0418 255 615

      Wednesday 13th June                      ♦ BBQ & DRINKS AVAILABLE
         8am till 4pm                          ♦ HUGE BONFIRE & FIREWORKS
         Selling Haberdashery,
        sewing gear and fabrics
                                               ♦ JUMPING CASTLE, RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
For more information
                                               ♦ ART DISPLAY—PRETTY UGLY ART
  Phone Warwick                                ♦ DOC HOLCOMBE BAND LIVE SYDNEY BAND -
   (02) 67427519                                  TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

				
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