Val Cockcroft won the lucky seat prize and Kaye Horley won the door prize at the fashion parade. Fashion parade models Pam Wales, Helen Earnshaw, Kerryn Chia, Tami Mepham, Ashleigh Putland and Melissa Bell.
Heart Foundation presentation
ON MAY 16, Heart Foundation cardiovascular disease director Trevor Shilton presented West Arthur representatives with $2000 prize money for the 2011 State Award for Healthy Communities.
West Arthur won the Heart Foundation award section for communities under 15,000 people.
The three main projects highlighted in the winning application were the Darkan Sport and Community Centre, Kids Central and the Age Friendly Study.
Mr Shilton mentioned the judges’ comments regarding the collated facility and other innovative ideas caught his eye.
He congratulated the shire and community on their efforts in creating opportunities to engage in physical activity.
The shire is now inviting requests for funding from the prize money for projects that promote physical activity in the community.
Expressions of interest should include the name of the applicant/group and a brief outline of the proposed project, benefits to community, timeline and budget.
Forward expressions of interest by no later than June 11 to [email protected] or post to 31 Burrowes St, Darkan, 6392.
Fashion parade success
NEARLY 40 women enjoyed the opportunity to see some new winter fashion at a fashion parade at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre (CRC) on May 18.
Local models bravely sashayed their way around the walkway showing off the lovely clothes.
Keen to buy, women got to have a fun try on and buy session before having some afternoon tea and a catch up with friends.
MAINTENANCE graders are working in the Bowelling, McAlinden and Dardadine area.
Construction staff are working on the sealing of the Bowelling Duranillin road.
High school bus services
A REPRESENTATIVE of School Bus Services will be visiting Darkan in the near future to provide information to interested parents regarding school buses and travel allowances for high school aged students who reside in the Shire of West Arthur.
A crèche will be made available for the visit if required.
To ensure that the date of the visit suits interested parents, register interest with Belinda Hawker at the shire office on 9736 2222 or [email protected] by May 28.
Lake boat ramp
THE new boat ramp has been installed at Lake Towerrinning with positive feedback from users.
The total cost of the project to date is $119,638.
The project was made possible with a grant of $89,269 from the Department of Transport and funding from Royalties for Regions Country Local Government Fund.
The shire contributed about $5000 to the project.
Darkan Town Hall project
THE shire is appreciative of the many people that provided valuable contributions to its request for ideas for the redevelopment of the town hall.
The shire met with the architect and provided him with a copy of the community input.
Preliminary designs are currently being prepared and costed which will enable them to apply for Lotterywest funding to assist with the works.
The shire has allocated $61,337 of Royalties for Regions Country Local Government Funds to the project.
MEMBERS of the Darkan Bush Fire Brigade and their families are advised that protective clothing in the form of jackets, pants and overalls are available from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) and people can order clothing in their size by contacting the Shire of West Arthur during winter and be ready for next fire season.
Weight loss group
AFTER the closure of Weight Watchers in Collie, a group of interested women in Darkan have got together to establish an informal weight loss group in Darkan which will meet on Monday evenings at 6.30pm at the West Arthur CRC.
The format will include a weigh-in, sharing of resources such as recipes and general support relating to the weight loss journey.
The initial cost will be $10 to sign up to cover costs associated with the group, which is a not-for-profit group.
For more information call the West Arthur CRC on 9736 2000.
Earn and Learn Program
DARKAN Primary School is taking part in the Woolworths Earn and Learn promotion by collecting stickers from Woolworths.
With these stickers they can redeem educational resources through Modern Teaching Aids.
Parents who wish to take part in this promotion for the school can get sticker cards from the school office for putting their stickers on.
A collection box has been placed at the West Arthur CRC making it easier for community members to access.
The school would be grateful for any stickers people collect.
MAY 12 was the Darkan Agri Services Trophy.
First was B McGowan with 85/15/70, second was J Gibbs with 89/17 72 and third was P South with 94/22/72.
The gross went to I Woodruff with 77.
On May 19 it was the Rarebits Trophy and first was R Hulse with 34 and second was J Webb with 34.
The gross winner was I Woodruff.
W Stockley would have easily won the day with 38 points had he not been the trophy donor.
In addition to the prizes Wayne and Pam presented the club with a perpetual trophy consisting of an antique and valuable East Bros iron set on a local jarrah base with room for the winner’s name to be engraved.
Next week is the second qualifying round for the Fleay’s Store Trophy, followed by the Icon Agriculture Trophy, which is the first round of the 4ball knockout.
THE Uniting Church meets on the first and third Sunday of the month at 9am and the next service is on Sunday, June 3.
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 Sunday, June 3.
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.