News from in and around West Arthur from June 13-20.
Wet Buy, Sell, Swap
AN INTREPID crew of about four stall holders and 20 people and the Tidy Towns Cocky braved the weather for the monthly Buy, Sell, Swap morning at The Shed on June 10.
As usual there were plants, vegies, eggs, cakes, lemon butter and lovely jewellery and bric-a-brac on offer along with a sumptuous morning tea.
The donations for the morning tea amounted to about $47 which will be given to St John Ambulance.
The next Buy, Sell, Swap is on July 8 at 10am so come along with your stuff to sell or swap or just come along to have a look and a chat and maybe buy something.
It is usually a lovely outing with morning tea on offer for a gold coin donation.
DUE TO the storms last week the Kojonup Speech and Drama Festival that the Darkan students were supposed to participate in was postponed until today.
The following day they will be donning their running shoes for the interschool cross-country event, this year being held for the first time at Wandering on June 22.
Congratulations to Darkan students Eli and Lucila Kelly and Aiden and Olivia Lloyd who recently received a certificate acknowledging their commitment to reading over the summer school holidays.
They all participated in the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge in support of Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA.
The challenge reinforces the efforts of teachers to develop students’ reading and literacy skills which are so important in life.
Power outage claims
A LARGE number of people in the Shire of West Arthur were without power recently due to the storm activity.
For any power outage of longer than 12 hours people have 60 days to lodge a claim form to get $80 compensation for the lack of a reliable power supply.
People are welcome to come along to the West Arthur Community Resource Centre to make your claim online on the Government Information Access Point computer – bring along a copy of your electricity account with you to obtain your meter number and other relevant details required for the claim.
The use of this computer and any assistance required is a free service and the Western Power website has been added to the favourites list so it is easy to find.
The trainees are available to help you or guide you to make your online claim.
Alternatively, to get a claim form to fill in by hand and send by mail you can call 13 10 87 or you can print one off the Western Power website.
Kindle at the library
THE Darkan Library now has a Kindle to borrow.
You borrow it just like a book and if it is out you can reserve it.
When you borrow it you will get the rundown on some operating instructions and rules and there are some great new bestsellers loaded onto it, including the brand new Nora Roberts and John Grisham novels.
There is also a small budget set aside to purchase reader requests, so email or phone the West Arthur Community Resource Centre to ask about loading your specific request onto it.
The Kindle is great but so are the wonderful books in the library so if you haven’t dropped in for a while come in and check them out.
THOSE who are interested in a sourdough bread and/or a raw chocolate cooking course can register interest with the West Arthur Community Resource Centre by contacting 9736 2000 or [email protected]南京夜网.au.
Community health nurse
THE community nurse is available twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre from 12-2pm.
No appointments are necessary and people will be seen in the order they arrive.
Blood sampling service
PEOPLE can have blood samples taken in Darkan once a week on a Friday morning from 8-9am at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre.
Julianne Foy will then take samples to Narrogin for the next step in the process.
People are asked to bring their pathology request form and Medicare card and people will be seen in the order they arrive.
Shire council meeting
THE next ordinary council meeting will be held on June 28 at 5pm.
Public question time commences at the start of each meeting.
THE next immunisation clinic in Darkan will be June 28 from 9.30-10.30am.
No appointments are necessary.
Bras for Bali
LEHUA Chiswell at the Darkan Post Office is asking women around the place to donate their old bras for Balinese women who are in need.
This is a Mitch Gillam project and the organisers hope to collect 10,000 pairs of bras this year to take to Bali and uplift and support women less fortunate.
So have a search in your cupboard for those pairs you don’t wear, are uncomfortable, horrible colour and drop them into the Post Office next time you are in Darkan.
Vintage dirt bike action
THE dirt will fly as the Vintage Motocross Club of WA (VMXWA) take to the Darkan Motocross Track on Sunday.
More than 40 members of the club will take part in races in various grade and capacity races with a four stroke feature race.
All of the motorcycles taking to the track will be pre 1975 models – including Montessa, Suzuki, CZ, Honda and Elsinores to name a few.
The riders range in age from 16-83 years old.
VMXWA is not only about vintage motorcycles but also the welfare of its members through awareness campaigns for prostate cancer and cancer – supporting these causes after some members of the club were diagnosed with these illness.
Racing on the day will take place from about 9am-3pm and the event is free for spectators and the club welcomes locals and visitors to go along and enjoy the action.
For more information call president Peter Lawson on 9377 6531, go to [email protected]南京夜网 or you can check out their website at www.vmxwa南京夜网.
Table tennis tournament
THERE will be a show down of table tennis talent on Sunday at The Shed.
From 11am-1pm will be the junior championship for youngsters 8-12 and 13-16 years.
Following will be the open competition for 17 years and above and seniors 65 years and above.
There will be a small fee of $2 for junior and $4 for open participants to buy new bats.
Juniors will be best of three sets and a final three sets to 11 and open will be best of three sets to 15 and final five sets to 15.
Nominations need to be in to Wayne Stockley at Rarebits on Burrowes by tomorrow.
THE Uniting Church meets on the first and third Sunday of the month at 9am and the next service is on July 1.
KYB is held on Tuesday at 9.30am at Duranillin School.
The Catholic Church meets on the first and third Sunday of the month at 8am and the next service is on July 1.
The Anglican Church meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 8am at Darkan and the third Sunday of the month at 8am at Arthur River.
The next service in Arthur River will be on July 15 at 8am.