News from Around West Arthur from June 20-27.
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Works update

MAINTENANCE graders are working in the Hillman Dardadine, Bokal and Moodiarrup areas.

Construction staff are working on clearing roads after the storm damage last week.

Tidy Towns judging

FRESH from the success of the previous judgement round, the 2011-12 submission for Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities has been lodged by the Shire of West Arthur.

The judges for Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities will be in the shire on the afternoon of July 6.

Due to the low number of entries in the area, the Great Southern and South Coast regions have been combined.

The towns entered are Gnowangerup, West Arthur, Albany, Bremer Bay, Denmark Esperance, Mt Barker and Wellstead.

Town hall upgrade

PRELIMINARY drawings for the Darkan Town Hall upgrade have been created and are displayed on the shire office noticeboard.

Some of the scheduled works include replacing the kitchen, refurbishing the toilets, creating an external alfresco area, upgrading floors, windows and lighting.

The Shire of West Arthur requests feedback from the community to assist with prioritising works.

Contact Kym Gibbs at the shire office for further information.

School bus services

A REPRESENTATIVE from School Bus Services will be visiting the West Arthur Shire Office on July 3 from 10-11.30am to provide information to interested parents regarding school buses and travel allowances for high school-aged students.

Data interpretation workshop

FRANK D’Emeron from Precision Agronomics Australia will be presenting the data collected through the Sustainable Soils in the Upper Blackwood (SUBS) project and explaining what it means to farmers on July 4 at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre from 12-5pm.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to West Arthur Landcare on 9736 2004.

Extensions to resource centre

PUBLIC comment is called for on the proposed extensions to the West Arthur Health and Resource Centre which houses the West Arthur Community Resource Centre, the Shire Library and health resources for the shire.

The plans are up for display in the centre and comment can be directed to the staff.

Winter burning

DURING the cooler months property owners often burn off green waste to reduce vegetation.

Please be aware however that even though it is not a period of restricted burning, property owners still have a responsibility under the Bushfires Act to mange any fire on their property.

It is an offence to light a fire without the property owner’s consent, such as burning garden waste on neighbouring vacant block.

For more information contact the Shire of West Arthur.

Carpet bowls

THE West Arthur Seniors are invited to a friendly competition of carpet bowls at the Darkan Sport and Community Centre at 9.30am for a 10am start tomorrow.

A fee of $5 will be required to cover morning tea and membership of the club.

Those who don’t play bowls are welcome for morning tea and a chat.

Those who are concerned about their knees can bowl seated.

Clearing and Drainage Roadshow

ALL FARMERS are encouraged to attend this workshop to find out what the rules are in relation to vegetation clearing and deep drainage.

It is important to know the rules in regards to this practice and the information will be presented by staff from the office of the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation and Native Vegetation and Clearing Branch.

The workshop in Darkan will be at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre on August 3 from 10am-12pm.

To RSVP call Michelle Gooding on 9736 2004.

Women’s golf

WOMEN’S golf on June 6 was played in fine weather with 11 women participating in a Stableford for Karen Wunnenberg’s trophy.

The winner was Tami Mepham 40 points and Maureen South was the runner-up with 37 points.

The best gross score was Helen Earnshaw with 19 and nearest the pin on 6 was Robyn Lubcke and on 13 was Helen Earnshaw.

On June 13 golf had to be cancelled because of the havoc the nasty weather has created on the course, with large trees torn from the ground and many limbs littering the course making it both unplayable and dangerous.

Church news

THE Uniting Church meets on the first and third Sunday of the month at 9am.

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.

The next service is on July 1.

The Anglican Church meets on the second Sunday of the month at 8am at Darkan, the 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.

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