sometimes life can get you down, & some-times it feels like you can't control what you think.Just because you are an adult or a teenager,doesn't mean you know how to deal withdepression or unexpected life events. There is nohandbook to tell you what to do, however thereare people who are trained to guide youthrough rough times.Sometimes, you need to ask for help. It is not aweakness...it's a STRENGTH! to seek support andhope, to take control of your life when you needit. Please contact: Lifeline on 13 11 14;BeyondBlue 1300 22 4636; orheadspace kids help line 1800 55 1800You are never alone, you are loved.
OutWest is holding their Annual GeneralMeeting and Regional Arts Gathering SundayApril 29 at McFeeters Motor Museum, NewellHighway FORBES. Lunch 1pm Free tours ofmuseum 11.30-4pm Guest speakers 2pm AGM2.30pm. AOW AGMs are a great way toconnect with your regional arts service and theregional arts community.
Clr Anthony Durkin questioned Councilabout the Eugowra Road upgrade last week andwas advised that the work has beenprogrammed to commence Tuesday, 24 April. Itis expected to take three weeks, which includestable drainage, excavating failed pavementsections, stabilising the sub-grade and overlayingthe pavement with 100mm of gravel.
the Sydney Conservatorium of Musicfeaturing a viola, cello, guitar, piano, baritonevoice & 2 violins will play Bach, Beethoven,Schubert, Debussy, Saint Saens, Mendelssohn,
Schumann, Dvořák, Ravel, Paganini, Brahms 2pm
this Sunday 29 April at All Saints' AnglicanChurch Canowindra. Don't miss out, tickets $20 or$15 concession at the door.
Mill Street CANOWINDRAP:
F: 6344 1845
Lucerne Foods Farm
Wednesday 25 April 2012
weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Canowindra
...shop locally first!
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Local iceberg lettuce $2eaLocal cauliflower $2.50Local chow sum $1Mandarins $2.40kg
Phone orders: 6344 1011
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
1 lemon, juicedenough water to cover whole cauli in pot1 head cauliflower 2 cloves garlic2 sprigs thyme4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sultanas2 tbsp white chocolate1/2 tsp chilli powder salt to taste1/4 cup pistachios, crushed roughlysalt to tasteBring water to the boil. Add lemon juice &whole cauliflower, cook for 5 min. Cool downin salted iced water.Simmer sultanas in the vinegar over softheat until plump, add white chocolate &blend until smooth, mix chilli powder in well.Lightly brown butter in a pan, add garlic,thyme & cauliflower head trunk end down.Baste continuously until golden brown -about 5 minutes.Remove from butter, drizzle half the butter mix & sultana emulsion over wholecauliflower, season with salt, sprinkleliberally wish pistachios & serve.Raisins can be substituted for sultanas.
Based on a recipe from Franklin Becker,from Abe & Arthur's in New York City.
02 6344 1009
Open for lunch onWednesday for ANZAC Day
56 Gaskill Street
Open for dinner thisFriday night 27 April
Still some seats available for
sat 28 April 7
Photographer's chat with Steve Mullarkey
Images of Gaskill St
nibbles & wine tasting followed by 2 course meal
Only 15 tickets left for
sat 19 May 6:30
Bob Mullane & Pugsley Buzzard
3 course meal & show $75pp
Bookings essential online
Big announcement next musicalshow in next week's Phoenix
42 ferguson street
ph 02 6344 2332
To the editor...
We were very disappointed to read the letterprinted in your last edition criticising the CabonneShire Council, the retiring Manager and theCouncillors in particular.
The comments in the letter about this “scruffy littletown” comes at a point of time when we can all
be very proud of the many extremely successfulevents that have been held in the town this year.People involved in these events wouldacknowledge that they have received greatsupport from the Council and its staff, andparticularly the local councillors.We have accommodated several visitingjournalists recently, and they have been amazedat what a small town like Canowindra canachieve and what great support there has beenfor every event.Canowindra has been well represented over theyears by our hard working local councillors, andthe local Council staff. We are certain that thegreat majority of Canowindra residents wouldjoin us in thanking them for their work for ourcommunity, and congratulating Kevin Walkerand Anthony Durkin for their representation onour behalf at this time.Anne and Mark Ward, Canowindra
To the editor...
The Lions Club once again had a successfulSeniors' Week event. This year 40 seniorstravelled to Lithgow and rode on the Rattler atthe Zig Zag Railway. Morning Tea was at theLions Park at Bathurst, and Lunch was at theLithgow Workers Club.The members of the Lions Club would like to thankthe following:The Phoenix (advertising)Cabonne Shire (donation)Family & Community Services (grant)Cabonne Country Tours (bus)and hope next year to do the tourist drive alongthe Burrendong Way.Ron Cain, Canowindra Lions Club
Okay, maybe it wasn't exactly THIS month, how-ever the television commercial that was filmed onGaskill Street Wednesday 14 March went to airthis month. Last Sunday 22 April viewers weredelighted to see the Optus commercial on air forthe first time. The Royal Hotel was clearly visibleeven though there was quite a bit of camouflageto tie it in with the Singapore theme of the ad.However, there was no missing the Junction Hotelwith a great rhinoceros out the front.Sunday 8 April saw the central business district of Gaskill Street fill with gorgeous vintage machines.The National Bush Rally day hosted by theOrange and District Antique Motor Club drew ahuge crowd of locals and regional visitors, addingto the already historic and unique flavour of ourtown.The Canowindra Challenge Committee kicked off their week long event with the Balloon Glow onSaturday 14 April with around 6,000 visitorsswarming into the Sports Oval. There has been somuch valuable feedback gained from the evening,however make sure you grab a survey form fromthe Age of Fishes Museum or the Phoenix officeto help make next year even better.Canowindra@Home had a huge weekendcoordinating the Night Markets with the BalloonGlow event, then backing up on the Mondaynight with the 100 Mile Dinner in Gaskill Streetwhere they seated around 300 diners.
Brad & Sarah Thompson
are proud to announce the birthof their first child,
Born 12:25pm Tuesday 24 April2012, weighing 6lb 12oz.Mother & daughter arehappy & healthy.
Growers dependent on Big N fertiliser will face short-ages and higher prices this year as emissions aremoved offshore under the carbon tax, Shadow Minis-ter for Agriculture and Food Security, John Cobb, saidtoday.At a meeting with farmers in Central West NSW,Incitec Pivot's chief operating officer said supplies of anhydrous ammonia would remain limited for theforeseeable future because of ongoingmanufacturing issues at a NSW plant and logisticsissues in transporting fertiliser from Brisbane.
“As the Coalition predicted the carbon tax, which
starts July 1, has become a significant factor in the
viability of many Australian operations,” Mr Cobb
“The Australian fertiliser manufacturing industry, like
many others, will be subject to new costs thatcompeting imports will generally not face. The likelyscenario is companies will look to relocateproduction overseas.
“If this is the case, emissions are likely to increase as
Australia moves to import fertiliser, meaning
products will be transported longer distances.”
Mr Cobb said the total nitrous oxide emissions fromagriculture have been calculated to be as much asthe emissions from a coal-fired base load powerstation.
Concert at All Saints' Church
Sunday 29 April 2012
With David Miller AM,
Director of Ensembles
Tickets $20 at door
$15 concessionBook on 0429 443 215
The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) willhost a series of Input Forums to seek feedbackfrom community members, in a bid to plan forfuture health services.During the two-hour forums, the LHD is hopingto gain an insight into what the top health issuesare for each community, and priorities for im-proving the health and well-being of residents.The Western NSW LHD Community Engagement
Coordinator, Illona Parnaby said, “We are really
looking forward to hearing from communitymembers who have specific ideas about ways toimprove cancer, heart disease and aged care ser-
vices in the six centres we’re visiting.
“The forums will be an invaluable way of attaininga snapshot of the community’s health concerns.”
The Community Input Forums will be held:
Monday 30 April, 5.30pm Parkes
Coventry Room, Parkes Shire Council Library andCultural Centre
Wednesday 2 May, 2pm Nyngan
Dining Room, Nyngan RSL Club
Tuesday 8 May, 5.30pm Dubbo
Auditorium, Western Plains Cultural Centre
Tuesday 15 May, 5.30pm Orange
Orange Function Centre, Eyles Street
Wednesday 30 May, 5.30pm Walgett
Memorial Hall, Walgett RSL Club
Thursday 7 June, 5.30pm Bathurst
Conference Rooms, Heritage Building, BathurstHealth ServiceRegistrations for the forums are to be received nolater than one week prior to the event and can bemade online at www.wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.aufollowing the Community Input Forums link, or bycalling Ms Parnaby on 02 6370 7804.If you are unable to attend but would like to pro-vide input please complete an online survey atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/WNSWLHD-Community_Input.A printed copy of the survey form is availablefrom your local Health Service Manager or HealthCouncil or at The Community Health Centre inRyall Street, Canowindra.
To the editor...
Above: Peggy Beath, President, of theUnited Hospital Auxiliary; Anne Barwood,President of Canowindra Red Cross; & JanMills; taken at a luncheon held at the OldVic Inn to farewell Jan.Jan and her husband Ron leaveCanowindra soon after living here for thepast 22 years.Jan is well known in the town having heldmany positions in the community, not least ofall, the positions of Treasurer ofCanowindra Red Cross and the CanowindraHospital Auxiliary.The Mills family will be truly missed.Anne BarwoodPresident - Red Cross, Canowindra
Although it was a quieter crowd than previousyears, the guests were thoroughly impressed bythe professionalism of the set up, and of coursethe delicious local fare. Having both the Old VicInn and the Royal Hotel participate with similarthemed menus on their balconies on either end of the seating area added to the ambience of thestreet.From the amount of positive feedback from localsand guests, Canowindra truly is moving ahead inboth tourism and local retail and services. Wemight be a small rural town, but the exposure andpublicity we have gained from these events isreally putting the infamous statement that we are"in the middle of nowhere" where it reallybelongs...There are too many individuals and groups tomention, but a few obvious thank yous belong to:the Canowindra Challenge Committee; the Age of Fishes Museum and Showground Trust forhousing the influx of motor-homes and caravansthat overflowed from the Caravan Park; theCanowindra@Home Committee; the businessesowners who had some disruptions due to streetclosures; the SES; Canowindra Rugby League andUnion Clubs; and Canowindra High.Apologies to those who have been missed, it ispurely unintentional, however to everyone whocontributed to the success over the last fewweeks...THANK YOU!
Dawn Service 6am @ Memorial Park Marchers meet at Junction Hotel cornerat 10:30am, march starts at 10:45
Main Service to begin at 11am
...lest we forget...