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Mill Street CANOWINDRA Ph: 02 6344 1208 Fax: 6344 1845 Mobile: 0427 247 736

Issue 116 ISSN 1837-0128

The Canowindra Phoenix
Your free weekly guide to life in and around Canowindra...shop

Wednesday 21 July 2010

locally first!

Playground: the official opening of the new playground will be held at Memorial Park on the corner of Gaskill and Blatchford Streets on Wednesday 21 July at 3pm. Bring your kids for a Phoenix photo shoot for the full story next week. Canowindra Show: will be held CHRISTMAS IN JULY 24&25 September 2010. So it’s $40 for 3 courses now time to start preparing your crafts, arts and photographs. with all the trimmings Fabulous new sections and awards throughout the month of July are being presented this year, Book now on: GOLD with very generous sponsorship WINNER 02 6344 1009 56 Gaskill Street Canowindra from local and regional businesses. Whatever your area of interest or THE SHED talent, the Cobley Pavilion has a class to suit you. HAIR AND BEAUTY Whatever area of interest or talents you have, the Cobley Book in early for Jade’s last visit Pavilion has a class to suit you. The before the arrival of her baby! annual show is for the community, in the community & reflective of the Thursday 22 & Friday 23 community, get involved, enjoy & 65 Gaskill Street appreciate the many skills citizens CANOWINDRA of Canowindra have. 78 Gaskill Street During the coming weeks 02 6344 2800 02 6344 2760 Canowindra The Phoenix will keep you up-to-date with the sections and CANOWINDRA SERVICES AND CITIZENS CLUB opportunities available for you to 02 6344 1397 get involved in. For further 93 Gaskill Street Canowindra inquiries regarding the Cobley Pavilion please contact Deb Rutter 02 6344 2490. Famous: Christmas in July at The Old Vic Inn is still going until the end of this month. Dine in comfort and warmth and spoil yourself HOT D with all the wonderful cooked fare & COL in the season in which it should be ON L Y enjoyed. Folk: @ taste Canowindra is on again this Sunday afternoon. Bring your musical skills, friends and Saturday 31 July 2010 family and jam out at 4pm. Stay PAYMENT ON BOOKING - BY 25 JULY PLEASE & for dinner and save yourself from SERVES-U-RITE washing up! Is gambling a problem for you? For information, counselling and referral call G-Line (NSW). Free Call 1800 633 635


FEDERAL SENATOR IN TOWN Federal Senator Steve Hutchins will officially open 17 community improvement projects in Cabonne Shire at a ceremony in Canowindra tomorrow. Cabonne Council received $351,000 from the Federal Government’s Regional Local Community Improvement Program for projects which ranged from improvements at community halls to playground upgrades and new sporting facilities. Tomorrow’s opening will take place at 3pm in Memorial Park in Canowindra, where the amenities building and tennis courts were upgraded as part of projects totalling $65,000 in the town. Other work completed under the program included Molong Skate Park, which received $103,000, the upgrade of the amenities block in Dean Park, Cudal ($65,000) and the refurbished amenities block and access at Mullion Creek Hall ($65,000). Cabonne Mayor Kevin Duffy said that through generosity of volunteer labour from the community and the use of local contractors the total value of the projects was well over $500,000.

GOOD LUCK TO CANOWINDRA BUSINESSES The Age of Fishes Museum, Balloon Joy Flights, Everview Retreat, Old Vic Inn and Toms Waterhole will be representing Canowindra this coming weekend in the CountryLink NSW Inland Tourism Awards. The presentation dinner will be held Saturday 24 July 2010 at the Aircraft Display Hangar, which is a unique venue at the Temora Aviation Museum. The CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards are an opportunity for tourism operators to gain an insight into their industry, their business, achieve recognition and promote regional tourism. Finalists of the awards are encouraged to proceed to the NSW State Tourism Awards, and if successful to the National Tourism Awards. The Regional Tourism Organisations of New England North West, Central NSW, Riverina Tourism and Outback Tourism have collaborated since 2004 to conduct the Inland Tourism Awards each year. We wish all finalists good luck and hope that Canowindra can welcome home more awards in recognition of our progressive businesses and great town.




Seafood Platters Friday 23 July MONSTER MARKET for 2 NIGHT

Badge Draw:: $1,000 x 2


To the Editor...

I have lived in many different places all with their pluses and minuses. I have to say that Canowindra is by far the best place I have lived. On Saturday I held a Bastille Day celebration in the Bendy Street Emporium. It went beyond my expectations and it had nothing to do with retail figures. These are the people and groups I need to thank for helping my day and making it a day I will cherish for a very long time. 1. The Main Street - There is no service you can't get in the main Street. Thank you to Nick at Comprinting for my Eiffel Tower, Jo at the Phoenix for your words in print and verbally. Leanne, for going to get me the flowers I needed even on your day off and your daughter for hand delivering them to me. To Cindy, Greg, Jill and Trish for all the coffees that settled the nerves. To Justine at Gaskill Greens for putting together the fruit baskets that made my performer Sylvie and her manager Warren feel so welcome. Dallas and team at the Royal including Bill for taking so much care of them, to all the patrons at the bar of the Royal on Friday night for welcoming "strangers' to town. To the Services club for the ice and the Deli for the best cheese platters this side of Sydney. Vikki and Karen at the post office for taking care of my mail when I fly in with no free hands. Toby and the boys at the butchers, I don't know how I would get dinner for 5 without your help and the staff at the IGA, you cannot begin to know how much of a help it is to have someone help you carry things to the car. The ladies at the craft shop for your cakes and supplies of emergency sewing equipment, Tracie at the Garden of Roses thank you for providing our dinner on Saturday - I had no chance. The newsagent for being the best stationery cupboard a business could have. And to everyone else in the Main street who keep an eye out for me and all the other businesses, it is truly a great place to work and if I have missed anyone I apologise. 2. The CWA, thank you so much for the chairs. They were perfect. This kind of last minute help is what the CWA is all about. I am looking forward to becoming a member and thank you for your support. 3. People: As well as those previously mentioned, V Ananda Ma, my wonderful Saturday girl, a great artist and person, thank you for all your help. Julia and Jamie, Jo, Sarah, Ella, Skye, Michelle Porter, Melissa Barber, Tom and Georgie Ward, Warren Kermond OAM and Sylvie Boisel, the Parisian Sparrow herself. I know I have probably left out many other people, it is only due to a lack of sleep and a very big day and I hope to catch up with you next week. 4. All the locals who bought tickets to the day and brought friends and family with them. It felt like a party at home and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did. Big thank you to my husband Jamie, my kids and parents. I will take a breath now and go and enjoy the rest of the weekend with them as I have been slightly preoccupied and they have all been very patient. Canowindra really showed my visitors this weekend what a truly wonderful country town it is. Thank you so much Kate Barclay - Bendy Street Emporium

LEADING ROLE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT Strengthening its role as a leader in Local Government will be one the key objectives for the Wellington Blayney Cabonne Strategic Alliance over the next three years. Regarded as a model for the future of Local Government in NSW, the Alliance will strive for more innovation in co-operative arrangements when it formulates its 2010/2013 Management Plan. This was a key message when board members from Wellington, Blayney and Cabonne Councils and Central Tablelands Water held a workshop on the organisation’s future direction before their July board meeting in Wellington. Alliance Chairman and Cabonne Mayor Kevin Duffy said it was important that the WBC Alliance stayed at the forefront of Local Government trends to ensure ratepayers and residents were receiving the best value and democratic representation. He said the decision to call for tenders for a new computer system across the four Alliance Councils, plus Gilgandra Shire, was just one example where savings and benefits could be made. “Local Government Minister Barbara Perry has repeatedly told Councils that must act now to embrace change,” Cr Duffy said. “We know that in 10 years the face of Local Government will be far different from what it is today. In many ways the Alliance has set the trend for those new directions and to remain relevant we have to look at news ways to act co-operatively, save money and embrace innovation.” Recently Ms Perry has commended the work of the Alliance, saying it had had achieved significant savings and streamlining of resources in the provision of training, plant sharing, records storage, shared p l a n ni n g a rr a n g e m e n t s , information technology and asset management. Cr Duffy said the introduction of a common Information Technology system across the four Councils, the establishment of business units and common business and human resources strategies were identified as key goals for the Alliance over the next three years.

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- this weekend expanded gourmet breakfast menu

from 8am
meals from as little as $7:50

also available for business breakfast bookings weekdays

Folk@Canowindra from 4pm Sunday
please book for dinner 02 6344 2332

check the web or phone

for our Sat night menu
ST EDWARD’S BATTERY DRIVE St Edward’s P & F would like to thank Kinsela’s Farm Supplies, Canowindra Tyre Service, B&K Burn Repco, Ken’s Service Centre, Rue’s Auto Service, Central Motors and the community of Canowindra for their ongoing support of the school’s Battery Drive. The funds that have been raised so far have enabled the P & F to help purchase a range of new library books and classroom resources for the students of St Edward’s Primary School. So if you have any old car, truck or heavy machinery batteries that you would like to recycle, the drop off point is Kinsela’s Farm Supplies. Once again, thank you for your support, we really appreciate it. St Edward’s P & F

Registered Office:

62 Gaskill Street CANOWINDRA NSW 2804
ACN 001 014 722 ABN 30 001 014 722

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Canowindra Bowling Club Limited will be held in the Club on Saturday, 28nd August, 2010 at 2:00pm. BUSINESS: 1.To receive and adopt report of Directors and Audited Balance Sheet for the year ended 30th June, 2010. 2.To elect Chairperson, two (2) Vice-Chairpersons, Treasurer and seven (7) Directors for the ensuing twelve months ended 30th June, 2011. 3.To appoint a Solicitor for the year ended 30th June, 2011. 4.To transact any other business which may be brought forward in conformity with the Articles of Association. Any questions to be received in writing to the above address, no later than 23rd August 2010.

Ron Brooks Licensee

Roger Traves Chairperson

The Hon. John Cobb MP Get rid of cockroaches, spiders,
John will be in the Cabonne Shire on

termites and other pests!

Friday 23rd July 2010

Call Barry Heaslip at

This week’s specials
Carrots Local organic Desiree Blood oranges $1.60/kg $2/kg $1.50/kg

Phone orders: 6344 1011

for interviews to discuss matters of local and national concern to you. If you would like to meet with John he will be at Cudal: 9 - 10am Cargo: 10:30 - 11:30am Canowindra: 12 - 1pm Eugowra: 2 - 3pm

Inland Pest
Spider service $180 (GST inc)
conditions apply

Spaghetti Squash Casserole
1 spaghetti squash 2 large carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 red capsicum, diced 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large can crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano Pinch of ground allspice 3 cloves garlic, chopped 350g grated mozzarella ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Place the spaghetti squash in a large pot of water (it should float) and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and boil gently for 50min. While squash is cooking, peel and slice the carrots, celery, onion and capsicum. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion and carrot, with some water to prevent sticking. Sauté over medium heat for 5min. Add remaining vegetables with s a dash of salt, if desired. Sauté, stirring frequently, till vegetables are barely tender, about 10min. Add crushed tomatoes, basil and oregano to taste, and a sprinkle of ground allspice. Squeeze in 2-5 cloves of garlic. Simmer uncovered for 15min. Meanwhile, grate the mozzarella and Parmesan. Remove squash from pot and allow to cool until you can handle it. If it is whole, cut it in half lengthwise, then remove seeds with a spoon and squeeze any excess water out of meat. Remove meat and break it up into strands with a fork or potato masher. Mix squash well with vegetables and put half in the bottom of a large baking dish. Top with half the cheeses, the rest of the squash, and then the rest of the cheeses. Bake for 30min or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 15-20min before serving.

Caring for Calare

Treating all pests

0428 441 138
To the Editor...
To book an appointment please contact (02) 6361 7138
Authorised by John Cobb and printed using his Government entitlements

THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last few days, you may not be aware that a federal election is looming. On Saturday 21 August 2010 all Australians enrolled to vote will be rushing delightedly to the polls. Federal Member for Calare, John Cobb believes “Calare is the engine room of New South Wales and there really is no better place to live.” John is the Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Food and Security, Fisheries and Forestry and is travelling around his electorate to meet with his voters. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss issues of local and national concern Calare representative John Cobb will be available at the following times and places on Friday 23 July: 9 -10am Cudal: Cabonne Food Wine & Cultural Centre 10:30-11:30am Cargo: Cargo Inn/Hotel bistro area 12 – 1pm Canowindra: Canowindra Services Club 2pm- 3pm Eugowra: The Lady Bushranger Café To book an appointment, please contact John’s office on 02 6361 7138 and his helpful staff will schedule you in.

The changes to speed limits on NSW roads, as could expected, are creating instances of "road rage" caused by impatience. We all know a lack of development and poor maintenance are to blame. On the Newell Highway last Wednesday 14 July a car was tailgated by an impatient Queensland registered B-double truck, for at least 80km from Peak Hill, north towards Dubbo. At the Tomingly "Safety Cam" the space between the car and the truck was so close that the truck's front number plate would have been obscured. During the 80km journey the truck driver periodically flashed lights and blew the horn. This behaviour was because both vehicles observed the speed limit, the car could not slow down and the truck could not overtake in safety. An ulterior motive can be identified in the NSW Government 's reduction of speed limits. Heavy road freight vehicles are concentrated on the better Federally funded highways eg the Newell and Pacific Highways as light vehicles tend to find alternate routes. The reduced speed limits on roads such as the Cargo Road force traffic elsewhere thus reducing the need for maintenance. Specifically as a result traffic is being concentrated onto the Canowindra/ Cudal/Orange road which eventually carries all traffic from Forbes and Parkes into Orange. Where is the wisdom in this? Yours sincerely, Bill Barwood, Canowindra


LUNCH 12 noon to 2.30pm DINNER 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Pool Competition Every Thursday night from 7:30pm Pot the Lot Jackpot is NOW $244

CANOWINDRA PYTHONS The Pythons’ win over West Wyalong 40-3 last Saturday secures second spot on the competition table and a guaranteed home semi final. With Grenfell defeating Condobolin 14-0, the competition ladder looks like this: Grenfell 52 Canowindra 51 Condobolin 39 Blayney 38 West Wyalong 20 Cudal 19 Waratahs 13 CSO 13 Orange Barbarians 12 The Pythons play their last home game of the competition this Saturday against Orange Barbarians who are coming off a big win over Waratahs. We then play Condobolin at Condo 31 July before our bye 7 August. Last Saturday against West Wyalong we started off slow with the “Weavils” dominating for the first 20 minutes. The Pythons defence was up to the task and we finally kicked into another gear, taking out the match 40-3. Sam Wythes scored two tries as did Ronald Lawrence with one try each to Daniel Bowd and Todd Wyburn. Aaron kicked four goals and Todd one. Best and Fairest points went to Luke Watt3, Daniel Bowd 2 and 1 each to Sam and Joe Wythes. Ronald Lawrence and Clint Oborn took out Players’ Player. Come to the Oval this Saturday and watch “the boys from CRC pick them up easy, drop them down hard”. Kick off at 2:30pm.


The Phoenix

REPORT all CRIME Let’s live in a safe community PAL: 131 444 Emergencies: 000

TIGERS STILL UNDEFEATED AT HOME Canowindra Tigers have kept their undefeated home record in tact with a convincing 48-36 victory against the Peak Hill Roosters. The Tigers were never headed as they piled on eight tries. Led by Brian Moss and Kepu Nathan, the forward pack dominated the day. The Tigers led 24-12 at the break and raced away to a match winning lead midway through the second half, late in the game the Tigers were reduced to twelve men with a controversial sin binning, and the Roosters struck scoring four tries in the final minutes, but they were never going to catch the Tigers. Across the park the Tigers played as a team and kept in the ‘arm wrestle’ when needed. With Kepu, Moss and the Walkers dominating, the Tiger’s halves, Damian and Tim Kennedy had a field day setting up their runners. The Tiger’s victory was even more impressive without speedy backs Phil Butler and Sam O’Malveney. Best and Fairest Points went to Kepu Nathan, Nick Whatman, Rob Burn and Pat Kennedy. Any of the eighteen players could have received points on the day. Canowindra 48 (Kepu Nathan 3, Brian Moss, Damian Kennedy, Nick Whatman, Rob Burn, Waihe Upegueto tries. Rob Burn 8 goals) def Peak Hill 36. LEAGUE TAG: The League Tag girls enjoyed the bye. This Sunday they prepare for the Road trip to Condobolin. OPEN JUNIORS: In the Open Juniors grudge match between Canowindra and Peak Hill it was all Canowindra as they won comfortably 26-0. The Tigers led 10-0 at the break and went on with the job after half time. Most pleasing for all Tiger’s fans was the defence as they kept the talented Roosters team scoreless. Canowindra 26 (Josh Cooney 2, Karl Maere, Stuart Scott, Tom Roth tries. Stuart Scott 2, Luke Watt goals) def Peak Hill 0. ROUND 13: This Sunday the Tigers head to Condobolin in all three grades. The open juniors kick off at 11:45. The League Tag Girls 1pm and first grade 2pm. TIGER’S COMING EVENTS: Ladies day will be held on the Tigers home game against the Molong Bulls in a fortnight. All ladies attending the game will receive complementary wine in the Marquee Lounge.


Canowindra Hotel

Christmas in July
Saturday 31st July at

prawns chicken ham traditional turkey roast beef roast pork plum pudding Bookings essential places filling fast!

only $35 per person

02 6344 1407
BOWLS NEWS Unfortunately Steve Fisher and Jarrod Breen maintained their losing streak after being taken down by Kenny Fisher and Pat Randal in the Minor Pair Final on Saturday. In the Major 4s Vinnie Mirto’s team ended the six year reign of David Beath’s team. After an intense struggle in a tightly fought game where Mirto’s team took the lead, Wright’s team caught up 17-13 after 21 ends each. Great bowls were played on both teams. In the other game, Phil Jones’s team won on a forfeit due to an unfortunate injury to one of the other players. The Mixed Pairs draw is up on the board in the club.

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Save the date...

Jul 21: Shanks & Red Wine @ The Royal. Delicious lamb shanks with red wine to match, served in intimate mode at the bar. $35 for 3 courses, book on 02 6344 1201 CLOTHING ALTERATIONS: hems or zipper replacements, etc call Robynne on Jul 21: Canowindra Garden Club Inc AGM details - phone Rosemary 6344 1194 0427 431 253 Jul 25: Jazz at the Junction 2-5pm FREE. Orange Jazz Club Inc presents The Ray Vanderby Trio at the Junction Hotel FOR SALE: Toyota Camry ‘05 sedan 3l 6cyl fully serviced, well maintained AH84BG Jul 25: Folk @ Canowindra from 4pm at taste Canowindra, stay for dinner! $10,200ono ph 0418 259 868. Jul 27: Railway Centenary Meeting @ 6.30 at Services Club to discuss end of September to October long weekend festivities. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut & delivered $100 Jul 28: Chris Weaver Retirement Dinner 7:30pm @ Canowindra Bowling Club $30 per trailer load. Ph 0488 252 300 contact Ross Burnett 0427 331 208 or rburnett@ambulance.nsw.gov.au DINING: after a fantastic night of New York dining last Wednesday night at the Aug 1: Canowindra Pony Club Swap Meet 6am @ Canowindra Showground enquiries Bill Watson 02 6344 1886 Canowindra Hotel, you have one last chance of indulgence this month at the Aug 8: AFGW Luncheon 12noon at Cowra Japanese Gardens $35 guest speaker: Canowindra with Christmas in July on Alicia Dawson. RSVP 02/08 to Maureen Knight 02 6342 2435. AGM at 11am Saturday 21st. Yule be sorry if you miss it!
The Canowindra Phoenix is published by Joanne Gaigals (ABN 43 292 469 472) & printed by Nick Carne at Comprinting: for printing enquiries call Nick on 0402 340 852. For advertising or news enquiries contact Jo on 0418 413 753 or canowindraphoenix@westnet.com.au



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