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Wednesday 29 February 2012
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Lodge: Canowindra will be holding a car boot sale at the Masonic Lodge in Blatchford Street, 17 March 9am-2pm. Proceeds from the day will go to the Better Life "Don't be a Witness, Get into Fitness" Path. Sausage sizzle & drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. Sites available for only $10, get in early & contact Ian Guihot on 0428 634 410. Tiger(ess)s: training: the first games of the Woodbridge Cup start late April, with a few weeks of trials beforehand. Training is 6.30pm Wednesday & Friday nights for the First Graders, Youth League and League Tag at Tom Clyburn Oval. It's going to be a huge season for our rugby league teams being the host venue for the 2012 Grand Finals, so read the Phoenix each week to find out when and where the games are being played and support our guys and girls to cheer them into the top of the ladder Jars: the Canowindra High School Food Technology department need glass jars with lids suitable for preserving chutney, they can be left at the front office during school hours. Report: ALL CRIME & antisocial behaviour. If a police presence is required call 000, if reporting a non threatening incident call the PAL on 131 444. Please ensure when you leave your vehicle that you lock it and stow any valuable items so they can't be seen through the windows.
The 50th Anniversary of the RAS Showgirl Competition this year will benefit from the inclusion of three wonderful ambassadors from the western region. Kirralee Burke, winner of the 2011 Canowindra Showgirl crown, will go on to compete with Kate Warren from Dubbo and Katrina Westcott from Peak Hill, at Sydney in April. On Saturday night the Zone 6 Finals of the Showgirl event was a huge success for Zone 6 Coordinator Claudia Wythes; the Services Club; the Showgirl Committee; but most importantly the village of Canowindra. This year also marks the end of a long and enjoyable road for Penny Nash, one of the two 2011 Canowindra Showgirl Coordinators with Cheryl Wythes. In 1997 Penny took on the role and had her first Zone 6 Finalist that year with Sarah Cartwright. Other finalists have been Tracey Lamb, Andrea Davis, and now Kirralee. In 2001, the 40th anniversary of the competition, Claudia Wythes was successful in winning the coveted RAS Showgirl sash, which added a sense of personal achievement for Claudia in organising and celebrating the evening. The newly refurbished Canowindra Services Club Function Centre was unveiled for the first time since August 2010, when a fire caused extensive smoke damage to the inside of the hall. Grant Cummings, Manager of the Services Club was impressed at how the newly refurbished Function Centre operated, "After many months, and long, late nights, it was great to see that the effort was appreciated and admired. "We now have to focus on getting the rest of the Club finished, and hope to have it completed by ANZAC Day this year, weather permitting." Mr Cummings advises, "We can now take bookings for the Function Centre for community meetings and functions by calling 0427 441 921." The Canowindra Showgirl Committee would like to thank the staff of the Old Vic Inn for the hospitality shown to the girls during their stay, and throughout the rigorous interview schedule; Grant Cummings, and the Board of the Services Club for the hard work and diligence shown in preparing the venue for such a prestigious event. Congratulations Kirralee and good luck in Sydney on Saturday 14 April. The presentation ceremony begins at 1pm in the Sydney Showground Amphitheatre at Olympic Park, and everyone is welcome to be part of the Kirralee support group.
COUNCIL ENDORSES $1.7M CONCEPT PLAN FOR CANOWINDRA POOL
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A long-term strategy and concept plan for a $1.7 million upgrade of Canowindra swimming pool has been endorsed by Cabonne Council. The first stage of the project, a $350,000 refurbishment of the pool’s amenities block has just been completed, and the Council will now prepare a design and construction brief for the next phase. This will involve converting the existing 33m pool to a 25m lap pool, revamping the children’s pool and building a new water play area. The upgrade will also include the provision of additional shade areas, a club room and storage area, solar heating, plant upgrade, repairs to the concrete concourse and new fencing and landscaping. Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowling said the design and construction brief would allow the Council to call for detailed designs and costings and enable it to explore funding options. The first stage of funding is expected to be included in Council’s 2012/13 Budget. The Mayor said the long-term plan had been developed with the community through a consultation process that included two public meetings. “After looking at two options for a 25 metre lap pool and a 50 metre, eight-lane pool, the community chose the first option, but requested changes to the location of the water play area,” Cr Dowling said. “We’ve included those changes into the latest plan so that the water play area would be built at the western (entrance) end of the complex near the children’s pool.” Cr Dowling said the 50-metre pool option would have meant additional ongoing costs of more than $100,000 a year. In developing the concept, the Council commissioned a structural engineer’s report on the existing pool, which showed it was well built and in sound condition. The examination included laboratory testing of concrete cores taken from the pool’s walls and floor. “Any reported leaks can be attributed to external pipe work,” the engineer’s report said. Canowindra residents have been invited to a free poolside barbecue to be hosted by local Councillors Anthony Durkin and Kevin Walker from 4pm on Saturday 3 March 2012 to mark the completion of the refurbished amenities block, with free entry after 3:30pm.
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CABONNE VILLAGES TO RECEIVE BEAUTIFICATION Almost $154,000 worth of projects will be undertaken in 10 Cabonne villages under Cabonne Council’s Village Enhancement Program. Improvements ranging from a new garden at Canowindra to decorative solar lighting in a Cumnock park were approved by the Council at its February meeting. Mayor Bob Dowling said the goal of the program was to beautify the main areas and entrances to villages through features such as landscaping, paving, street furniture, signage and tree planting. “This is a fantastic initiative that allows the community to nominate the projects they believe will best enhance their villages,” he said. Since the program was introduced in 2005-06, almost $730,000 worth of projects have been completed. Projects approved in the latest round were: Canowindra: Supply and install garden on corner of Gaskill and Blatchford Streets ($37,200). Cargo: Remove and replace existing picnic setting ($13,674); Install park benches in village green ($3520); Remove and replace garbage bin ($2,000). Cudal: New bins and notice board ($5,000). Cumnock: Solar decorative park lighting ($3,500). Eugowra: Concrete works at travellers’ rest area ($2,425); Bus shelter in Broad Street ($6,500); Remove bins and install five new bins throughout town ($10,000); Install two information boards ($1,560). Manildra: Seal car park off Kiewa Street ($3,000). Molong: Replace bollards and improve tree surrounds Bank Street ($25,000). Mullion Creek: Install information board ($780); Install three picnic tables ($11,046); Install park bench ($1760). Nashdale: Install two planter boxes in front of Nashdale Hall ($2,000); Landscaping at Nashdale Hall ($1,000). Yeoval: Supply 40 golden elm trees for avenues on the town approaches ($1600); Install seven seats in main street ($12,320); Remove bins and install five new bins in various locations ($10,000). A further 10 projects totalling almost $171,000 did not meet the criteria for VEP funding, but may be funded from other programs.
Thursday 22 March 2012
commencing 2:00pm at Lockwood Park CANOWINDRA
PICTURED L-R: Melva Grant, Judy King, Jenny
Weaver, Peggy Beath, Jan Mills, Lorna Cassidy, Isabel Russell, Anne Barwood, Deirdre White, also included four of the nursing staff of the Canowindra Soldier’s Memorial Hospital.
Picture courtesy of J Weaver. NEW EQUIPMENT FOR HOSPITAL Only a few weeks after being awarded Canowindra's Community Group of the Year in the Cabonne Council Australia Day honours list, the Canowindra Soldier's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have donated two items to the Hospital for the use of patients this financial year. Firstly a Pressure Mattress to help elevate pressure points for patients who are confined to bed, the cost of this Mattress $2,225. The second item is a Commode Chair for physically impaired Patients; this chair helps the staff to handle patients with special needs in a more conducive and dignified manner, the cost of the Commode Chair $1,987, prior to the Auxiliary procuring these items, the Canowindra Hospital was required to hire this equipment to accommodate patients.
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CANOWINDRA CWA HALL REFURBISHMENT The first meeting of the Canowindra CWA Hall Refurbishment Committee took place at the beginning of February, and the group will meet regularly throughout the year. The last two years have been ones of significant change and growth within the CWA in Canowindra, and there are now about sixty members meeting in the evening on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Refurbishment Committee is working on the assumption that the Hall should be maintained and used by the CWA, but perhaps in different capacities than in the past, and that it is a useful building for the wider community to access. The Committee is working on a plan which aims to upgrade the Hall facilities according to its intended functions. It is recognized that significant community support will be required to achieve these upgrades over the next couple of years. The next meeting of the Refurbishment Committee is scheduled for mid March, check the Save the Date... column in The Phoenix for exact dates and times. For further information about the activities of the group, please contact Conni Christensen on 0438 849 319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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NOT JUST HORSING AROUND The riding lessons held at Diana Frost's place on Sunday 12 February were a great success. People of all ages, sizes and abilities had a very informative and practical day, and another is being planned in the near future. Donna Ind and her team from Ruby Hill Equine Centre from Orange, were very patient and encouraging instructors, and the horses provided were very forgiving. Stay tuned for more information on further dates and times in The Phoenix.
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SCHOOL NEWS: TAIHAU SELECTED TO NSW YOUTH PARLIAMENT Mataihau Ah Mat, a Year 11 Canowindra High School student, has been selected to represent the electorate of Orange at the 2012 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament, with a Training Camp 13–15 April and Residential Camp 1–7 July. He will also travel to Sydney in March for the Term 1 State SRC Meeting. PRIORITY SCHOOLS FUNDING (PSP) Priority Schools Program provides additional funding to schools that satisfy certain criteria from information gathered from surveys that are conducted every four years. Priority Schools receive additional funding for literacy, numeracy, staffing and programs that support students. These schools are identified every four years by a survey of families. It is time to again complete the survey to see if Canowindra public schools qualify for additional funding over the next four years. This survey asks what is your employment at the moment, what was your highest level of education, and a few other administrative THE DIAGNOSTIC questions about race, gender, etc. It’s quick and easy and extremely helpful for balancing AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS our schools against other more affluent Pty. Ltd. schools, and your children's educational opportunities. The forms are private and secure and not opened by the schools. All you need to do is write your name on the label on the back and 11 BELMORE STREET CARGO seal the envelope. The schools keep the labels and letters are sent off to be collated by a computer, nobody actually reads your form, so please don’t exag gerate your Air Conditioning Service & Repairs employment to make it sound better than it Ultrasonic Cleaning & Testing of Fuel Injectors is. Funding is allocated on an estimated RTA Pink, Blue Slips and LPG/CNG Inspections average income per family, based on All General Mechanical Repairs employment category ticked on the survey. Surveys will be sent home with students next Full Computer Scanner Services Monday and are due back next Friday Auto Electrical Repairs 9 March. Ag & Dune Buggy Sales & Services
The Co-operating Anglican Church Parish of Canowindra, and Uniting Church linked congregations of Canowindra, Cranbury & Cudal Thursday 1 March 10am Peace Memorial Uniting Church Friday 2 March - WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 7pm Peace Memorial Uniting Church Sunday 4 March - SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 8am St Matthew's Anglican Church Woodstock 9.30am All Saint's Anglican Church Canowindra ** 11.15am Cranbury Uniting Church ** Please note time change Thank you to everyone who contributed towards a very successful Harvest Festival. The large congregation had a great time and we raised more than $900 for Anglican and Uniting Church charities. A special thank you to Michael Corrigan who donated two hand crafted wishing wells and gave rides in his horse and buggy, Cecile Farley who donated a delightful landscape painting and of course the many other people who generously donated from their farms and gardens.
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SWIMMING CLUB The sun shone on Swimming Club on Friday a big change from the last two weeks. Butterfly Championships were swum and the Backstroke Championships from last week, were completed. Due to the two lots of championships the regular backstroke and butterfly events were cancelled. Improvers in the 33m Spoon were most dramatic in the Final where the first three swimmers went under their times. Marshall McKay smashed his time by 6 seconds just ahead of Josie Mitchell who swam 5 seconds faster than before. Taking home the spoon this week was Laura Flannery who took 2 seconds off her time to now have a PB of 32 seconds. The relay was won by lane five and apologies to the pennant winners as there is no name list. This week it is 200m freestyle championships so work on your endurance and be ready for roll call at 5:45pm. BOWLS REPORT New member Mick Holdsworth wins Major Singles final, defeating Arthur Robson in the final. Unfortunately no games could be played on Saturday. These games will now have to be played somehow in the near future, maybe midweek to keep the programme rolling. Triples, Minor and Major nominations are called for, and Consistency Singles. Sheets on notice boards. Number 5s - Manager: D Beath To play the first round of Pennants at Grenfell Sunday 4 March: Skips P Jones A Robson D Beath 3rd P Taylor M Holdsworth R Traves 2nd B Webb R Brooks T Mooney Lead N Daly B Robson J Preston UNIFORM: Blue trousers or shorts with club shirt Number 7s - Manager: I Nelder To play the first round of pennants at the Canowindra v Gooloogong match on 4 March: Skips I Nelder C Webb E Earsman 3rd M Wright I Messenger K Walker 2nd T Hayden J Breen M Baldwin Lead W Fisher N Preston N Delaney Reserves: R Lynch, M Lawrence, D Sargent, C Balcombe, Phil Sargent, S Fisher. Skips to arrange transport. Games commence 2:00pm with 1:40pm roll up. Please ring club 6344 1605 if unavailable. UNIFORM: White trousers or shorts with club shirt. If all players have blue trousers or shorts then blue can be the uniform colour. Teams must in the same colour when playing pennants. Players should not eat the wheel of cheese.
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CANOWINDRA TO HOST WOODBRIDGE CUP GRAND FINAL
Canowindra will have the privilege of hosting the Woodbridge Cup Grand Final in September this year. After one of their most successful years in 2011 with all three sides making it into the 2011 grand final, this will be a great boost for the Club, and our town. With Gary Whatman at the reins yet again for the first Graders, and the return of Peter Pita and a few new recruits, the Tigers are beginning to look stronger than ever. Youth League 2011 coach Paul Earsman has stepped aside, but hasn't gone far, to welcome Tom Beer from Cowra. Tom has come to the Club with a few new players to help spice up the side, working together with Paul’s long experience of the young boys we are all looking forward to seeing what they will have to offer. Once again Mick Vitnall is leading the League Tag girls. After last year’s Grand final win, the girls are of course still beaming with pride, and Mick as well. We have lost a few great players but after such a successful 2011, many have lined up to take their spots. When asked about the Woodbridge Cup Grand final being played at Canowindra in 2012, Woodbridge Cup President Andrew Pull spoke very enthusiastically about the opportunity. "This is great for the town of Canowindra not just the Rugby League Club. It will bring plenty of visitors to the town for the day, showcasing what a great place Canowindra is, as far as the Rugby League Club are concerned its a great reward for their efforts in assisting Woodbridge Cup in recent years. "Canowindra supply referees, linesman, judiciary members, FAO-trainers Coaches and managers for the Representative teams and contribute heavily to the organising and running of the competition. It shapes up as a bumper year with Eugowra, Manildra, Burrangong and Canowindra looking very strong in First Grade whilst in Youth League Condobolin could be the big movers, with most of their premiership winning under 16s moving into their team. League Tag is still a little unknown with the competition picking up two sides but their strengths unknown." Training is already in full swing for the Tigers and Tigresses, as their first game’s will be in late April with a few weeks of trials beforehand. Training is on Wednesday and Friday nights for the First Graders, Youth League and League Tag from 6.30pm at Tom Clyburn Oval. GO THE TIGERS!!!
ARISH OF T DWARDS IT'S NEARLY FOOTY TIME AGAIN!!! To get ready for the coming Walla season, the ATHOLIC HURCH ANOWINDRA Junior Pythons are holding a Registration BBQ Saturday 3 March: and AGM on Sunday 4March at 4pm at the 6pm Canowindra Python's Clubhouse. Walla Rugby is a safe, modified version of Sunday 4 March: Rugby Union that is suitable for boys and girls Eugowra of all ages. It involves a two handed tag rather 8.30am than a tackle, and a non-contact ball take 10am Cudal rather than rucks and mauls. Please bring something to drink and a few keen players, we will supply the meat!! LASSIFIEDS RSVP: Thursday 1 March to 0427 314 311, 6345 0416 or email@example.com. CARPOOL DRIVER WANTED Cano/Bathurst uni Look forward to seeing you all there!! Mon-Thurs, share costs. Ph Louise 0429 079 009 VOLUNTEER piano players for Moyne sing-a-long every 2nd Tues 10.30am-12n until May-June '12. Please call Melissa or Amber 9am-4pm Mon-Fri Mar 2: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse support group. Contact: Pascale on 6342 1612 on 6344 1475. Mar 2: World Day of Prayer 7pm @ Peace Memorial Uniting Church GARAGE SALE COMBINED 35 Waddell St 8am Mar 3: Waking up the Innocent exhibition of works by Carissa Ramsay 7pm at River Bank Gallery 71 Gaskill Street 6344 2778 3 March. Furniture, fridge, microwave, clothes, lots of new shoes & much, much more. Ph 6344 1089 Mar 4: Walla Rugby Registration & BBQ 4pm @ Rugby Clubhouse
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Mar 4: Canowindra Pony Club Twilight Rally 3:30pm @ Canowindra Showground Mar 6: Canowindra Historical Society AGM 10am at the Museum. Diane Arandt Mar 6: Canowindra Public School P&C AGM 7pm in the staffroom. Mar 14: Canowindra PA&H Association AGM 7:30pm at Canowindra Bowling Club Mar 24: Flickerfest Rosnay Vineyards Info/bookings: 02 6344 3215 www.rosnay.com.au Mar 24: Images of Gaskill Street exhibition by Steve Mallarkey 7pm @ tasteCanowindra
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C ANOWINDRA MATHEMATICS TUITION for students, providing the tools for building confidence, improving marks and achieving goals. Ph Ron on 0448 979 222. POSITION VACANT applications for the role of secretary to the Canowindra PA&H Association are being invited. Applications to be received no later than 12 March 2012 to PO Box 177 Canowindra 2804. For more information, please contact Ashley Bayliss on 02 6344 2525.