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Around West Arthur

FAMILY TIME: Roclea South and his father-in-law Frank Kelly at the Anzac Day ceremony in Darkan.Anzac Day well attended
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MORE than 80 people attended the Anzac Day ceremony at the Darkan War Memorial Park on Anzac Day.

This is the largest number of people to attend in recent years and the Darkan Returned and Services League (RSL) was appreciative of the support for the ceremony.

Wreaths were laid by a variety of community groups including the Red Cross, Country Women’s Assocation and Darkan Primary School.

Family history workshop

THOSE who are interested in a workshop about family history research, presented by two family historians from Perth and interstate, should contact Karen at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre (CRC) to register their interest.

Call Karen on 9736 2000 or email [email protected]南京夜网.au.

Moodiarrup auction success

THE recent auction and fair at the Duranillin Hall and school grounds run by the Moodiarrup Hall committee was a successful day.

Items of machinery, produce, furniture and sundries were offered by auctioneer Matt Lowe from Landmark, assisted by Brenton Tynan from Landmark and Richard Buckland from Primaries Darkan.

There was a good turnout of buyers and interested onlookers which resulted in a clearance of items.

Ten stallholders also had displays in the hall as well as two sheep studs and local gardening guru, Syliva King, had stalls outside.

The Fun Fair was enjoyed by everyone with pony rides, a horse and cart and the interactive Yellow Brick Road hunt in which 23 children took part.

The doughnut stall and ice-cream van were well patronised and 20 vintage cars form Collie, Glenforest, Wagin and Katanning clubs also set up display in the car park.

The oldest car was a 1926 model Bentley.

Works update

MAINTENANCE graders will be starting winter grading areas within the shire that need attention.

Construction crews are working on the widening of the Bowelling Duranillin Road.

Bingo

THE next seniors’ bingo at the West Arthur CRC will be on Monday, May 7, from 1-3pm.

For more information call Sue Cuthbert on 9861 1874.

Next buy, sell, swap morning

COME along to The Shed on Sunday, May 13, from 10am with 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 (proceeds to St John Ambulance).

At the last buy, sell and swap morning on Easter Sunday $65 was raised for St John.

Some of the things on offer at the last morning were freshly-picked avocadoes from Manjimup, homemade cakes, sauces, jams, lemon butter and preserves, vegies, plants, books, household bric-a-brac, jewellery, camping gear, wet weather gear and locally made compost.

Shed open day/free sausage sizzle

COME along to The Shed on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, from 10am-1pm and learn what The Shed is all about and what great opportunities await.

Enjoy a free sausage sizzle in exchange for completing a survey about The Shed.

There will be a local woodworker on hand with some items on display so people can see what great items they could make using the facility.

The Historical Railway Building to the west of The Shed will also be open for display of the ongoing renovations.

Fashion parade

THERE will be a fashion parade at the West Arthur CRC on Friday, May 18, at 1pm with Kings Park Fashions bringing down a lovely range of clothes.

Come along and enjoy a cuppa after the show.

There will be time to view the fashions and try things on before people need to leave to pick their children up from school.

No bookings are necessary and it is $5 entry for the afternoon.

Dietician

THE dietician will next be at the West Arthur CRC on Monday, May 14.

Appointments for this service are free and can be made by calling Amity Health in Albany on 9842 2797.

ABC Open photography workshop

THERE will be a photography workshop at the West Arthur CRC on Wednesday, May 16, with ABC Open presenting its Now and Then workshop.

In this workshop people create a window into the past by photographing an old photo in its current setting.

There are some requirements of things to bring along for the day so call the West Arthur CRC for more information on 9736 2000.

Church news

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

The next service is on Sunday, May 6.

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, May 6.

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 Sunday, May 20, at 8am.

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Golf open day a hit for Hodge and Brockway

WAGIN Ladies’ Golf Club members played American foursomes on a glorious day last week.
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The club welcomed back Donna Hodge, who has had a long break from golf but proved that she hasn’t lost the touch, winning the opening day with partner Marilyn Brockway.

Nearest the pin on No. 8 was won by Hodge and Berryl Sims surprised herself with a fantastic nearest the pin on No. 3.

The club thanked Betty Spooner and Robin Dunham for their generous sponsorship for the day and to the ladies who brought afternoon tea.

The ladies now play on Saturdays and those who are interested in trying their hand at golf should ring Fe Thompson on 0427 852 036 or Bronwyn Hegarty on 0427 042 030 so they can arrange a game.

Nine-hole scroungers are played every Thursday; just turn up at 1.30pm for 2pm hit off.

May 2 is a Stableford competition, George Booth 4BBB I.T.S Challenge.

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Gangsters defeat Spitfires in Wagin darts season opener

THE Wagin Darts Association’s season kicked off last week on April 17 and the Gangsters defeated Spitfires 8-3 when they played at the Wagin District Club.
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Gangsters’ pegs came from Stuart Clark 12, Leonie Brummelman 8, Shane Bliss 32, Colin Hall 18 and Brenden Hall with three pegs of six, 16 and 24.

Darren Walker won his singles game with a high score of 98.

Spitfires’ pegs came from Caroline Antony 32 and Keith Bliss 12.

Antony also won her singles game with a high score of 64.

Gangsters’ hundreds were plentiful with Stuart Clark scoring three 100s, Leonie Brummelman 100, Shane Bliss 140, 100 and 121, Colin Hall 140 and 120.

Highest average for Gangsters was Colin Hall with 55.52 followed by Shane Bliss with 49.21.

Hundreds from Spitfires came from Kevin Nordstrom with 133 and 134.

Nordstrom also had the highest Spitfires average with 62.4, followed by Katie Warren with 39.71.

Darkan Red defeated Allstars 7-4 and Darkan Red had pegs from Dennis Blake 16, Murray Boxhall 66 and Tim Earnshaw had two pegs of two and 15.

High score wins were thrown by Jarrod Earnshaw 52, Adrienne Gillett 76 and Vicki Beresford 34.

Allstars’ pegs came from Lorna Ramm eight, Graham Wilson 88 and Jeff Alderton had two pegs of 10 and 20.

Murray Boxhall of Darkan Red had two 100s and a 140 and highest average also went to Murray with 48.86 and was followed by Dennis Blake with 40.1.

Hundreds for Allstars were thrown by Lorna Ramm 135 and Jeff Alderton 100.

Alderton had the highest average of 47.32 followed by Ramm with 34.45.

Morans defeated Woodanilling 7-4.

Kevin Spurr and Harley D from Morans both had pegs of 20 while team mate Tom Spurr had three pegs of six, 40 and 32.

Mandy Spurr and Carol Stanley both had high score wins with 45 and 58 respectively.

Woodanilling’s pegs came from Donald Carter 58, Lee Mulholland 49 and Peter Bartholomuezs pegged twice with 32 and 14.

Moran hundreds were thrown by Kim Davidson 100, Kevin Spurr 100,100 and 100, Tom Spurr 125, 125, 140 and 123.

Highest average for Morans was 69.45 for Tom Spurr with 58.52 for Kevin Spurr.

Hundreds from Woodanilling came from Lee Mulholland 139, Peter Bartholomuezs 100 and 140, Donald Carter 125.

Tony Mader threw a 180.

Peter Bartholomuezs had the highest average for Woodanilling with 60.9 followed by

Tony Mader with 53.43.

Darkan Blue had the home side advantage and defeated Yongas 8-3.

Unfortunately statistics were not available at the time of print.

Misfits won against Katanning on forfeit.

Fixtures for May 12 are as follows with games being played at home teams mentioned first.

Gangsters versus Woody

Spitfires versus Yongas

All Stars versus Misfits

Morans versus Katanning

Darkan Blue versus Darkan Red

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Community information session on proposed Waginfood processing hub

Wagin Shire chief executive Len Calneggia, Morton Seed and Grain Merchants director Jonnie Morton, O’Connor Liberals candidate Rick Wilson, MLC Jim Chown, Senator Chris Back and shire president Phillip Blight at the information session.AN INFORMATION session was held on Monday for community members wishing to find out more about the proposed Wagin Integrated Food Fibre Processing Hub (WIFFPH).
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Held at the Eric Farrow Pavilion, about 40 people turned out to learn more about the three-phase operation, which will include a desalination unit, a cogeneration power station and an inland aquaculture system.

Master of ceremonies for the day Danielle Perrie of WIFFPH said she was happy with the discussion and questions that were generated by the session.

The information session was opened by shire president Phil Blight, who welcomed the audience, consortium partners and visiting politicians Senator Christopher Back, MLC Jim Chown and O’Connor Liberals candidate Rick Wilson.

Regenerate Industries managing director Karne de Boer then presented a detailed business case, including how the process works and the potential investment opportunities through the aquaculture component.

Mr de Boer was pleased with how the session went and said Senator Back was particularly enthusiastic, pledging his support of the project in the Senate.

A $4 million grant through round two of the Australian government initiative Regional Development Australia Fund was applied for in mid-February and a decision is due by the end of May.

Federal Member for O’Connor Tony Crook is pushing for the approval of the project.

“It is a unique and visionary proposal by the Shire of Wagin that will lead to the creation of new jobs, the generation of renewable energy, the reduction of waste water and the attraction of new industry to the region,” he said.

“The Wagin food and fibre hub will diversify the regional economy creating a more sustainable community in regional WA.”

The WIFFPH will be located near Morton’s Seed and Grain Merchants and will aim to produce 125 tonnes of barramundi in its first year of operation.

For more information on the proposal including investment opportunities email Danielle Perrie at [email protected]南京夜网.au.

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