Saturday 12 November
The afternoon will feature the unveilingof panels of information and picturesrelated to the history of the productionof lucerne in the local area.
The panels are an outcome of the SustainableCollections Project, Central NSW, a joint initiative of Orange, Blayney and CabonneCouncils supported by funding from Arts NSW.
Twelve local high school students areplanning a carwash on Saturday 12 Novemberat Burn's Service Station in Canowindra to earnmoney for their upcoming trip to MontanaUSA next Winter 2012.To date the students have raised funds fromfirewood raffles, selling foods at the Canowin-dra and Eugowra Shows and the GooloogongSpring Fair. The twelve students, includingCHSers Tim Wythes, Curtis Hughes, MadisonVitnell, Makk and Theika McNaught, andMelissa Johnson will use the money for bustransportation, for a host family appreciationdinner, and for fees into various parks once inBig Timber, Montana.The carwash will be Saturday 12 Novemberfrom 8:30am to 1pm. Costs will be $10 for awash, and $20 for a wash and vacuum.Please call Montana Bound CoordinatorJeanine Gibby at 02 6867 1100 for questions orconcerns.
After a recent review, visiting hours to thegeneral wards at the Canowindra SoldiersMemorial Hospital will now be 10am to 9pm.This is a three month trial.It is hoped that extending these hours will
improve the quality of the patient‟s admission.
Visiting hours for aged care and palliative careare open as usual.If you have any questions, please contact TaraEarsman, acting Nurse Manager on 6340 3015or Bev Sparkes (acting Health Service Manageron 6340 3013.
Cabonne Council will seek approval from theState Government to abolish wards within theShire.At an extraordinary meeting Tuesday7 November 2011, the Council resolved toapply to Local Government Minister Don Pageto do away with the wards system whenCouncil elections are held in September nextyear.The Shire currently has six wards, eachrepresented by two Councillors, but MayorBob Dowling said the abolition of wards wouldenable all residents to vote for the candidatesthey believe would best represent them.Cr Dowling said the move would be a positivestep towards overcoming parochialism andwould help to attract more and bettercandidates at the next Local Governmentelections.
“Initially I was apprehensive, but after talking
to Mayors of nearby Councils that have
abolished wards, I‟m confident this move won‟t
adversely affect representation for smaller
areas within the Shire,” Cr Dowling said.
“In all cases, there has been a spread of
Councillors elected from across their areas,
including small localities.”
Cr Dowling said the proposal had been widelyadvertised, as well as being discussed at anumber of community consultation meetingsduring the past six weeks.In addition to the advertising and widespreadmedia coverage, flyers stating the cases forand against the retention of wards were placedat village post offices, libraries and a numberof businesses.At the end of the advertising period theCouncil received seven submissions, four of which were opposed to the move.
“All seven submissions will be presented to theMinister along with the Council‟s application todo away with wards,” the Mayor said.
Recent amendments to the Local GovernmentAct enabled Council to abolish wards andreduce the number of Councillors without aConstitutional Referendum, however Cabonnewill retain the existing number of 12Councillors.The Mayor said the move should ensure thatall Councillors represented the entire Shire not just the area where they were elected.
“It would give all residents the opportunity to
vote for people they believe would bestrepresent them without being constrained by
ward boundaries,” he said.
“Councillors would be more likely to have a
more strategic approach and think morebroadly about issues, as well as being less
likely to be accused of bias.”
Cr Dowling said the proposal would removeany confusion about ward boundaries, as wellas cutting election costs with only oneelectoral roll and one ballot paper needed.Population shifts within the Shire would havemade it difficult to retain wards whichmaintained local representation.Although it would have been possible to haveward boundaries which satisfied the LocalGovernment Act, they could have resulted inmany residents having little affinity to theareas in which they could be included.
“You could have had people living on the out-
skirts of some villages voting for people from
other areas,” Cr Dowling.
“For example people on the outskirts of Cudal
could have been voting for candidates fromManildra, Cumnock and Yeoval if wards weremaintained, while those on the outskirts of Cargo could have been voting for candidates
in Canowindra but not those from Cargo.”
Remembrance Day service in Canowindrawill be held this Friday 11 November2011 at Memorial Park, starting from10:30am.The Canowindra RSL Sub Branch wouldlike to thank the local school communityfor their continuing support in holdingour Remembrance Day service, it is good
to have the younger generation‟s partici-
pation to carry the spirit of Remem-brance Day forward. The aim of theCanowindra RSL Sub Branch is to supportlocal returned and serving servicepersonnel and their families. For this rea-son the Canowindra sub branch are hold-ing an information evening at Canowin-dra Bowling Club 11 November at 7pm.Your first drink will be on us, hope to seeyou there.For more information, please call MikeHarrison, President of Canowindra RSLSub Branch on 0427 640 293.
Rabbit cooked three ways with carrot puree, baby spring onion andgame sauce, Mulberry curd tart with clotted cream
Contact Dan to discuss your Christmas party menuFriday & Saturday nights at
The Royal Hotel, Canowindra
Please phone Dan Lambert on 0458 322 495 or02 6344 1201
Breast Cancer Day
Monster Lamb Auction
3 Person Ambrose
Golf 9 and 18 hole comps
tee off from10am
Wear something pink...or be fined!
$20 per player includes BBQ
Phone 02 6344 1342
Canowindra Golf Club
Information for members and their guestsPh: 02 6344 1342 Fax: 02 6344 2469