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Goornong Guide August 2011

  1. 1. Goornong Guide your link to the Goornong Community Volume 26 Issue 8 270 copies produced each month 1st Aug, 2011 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON OUR EFFFORTS! WELCOME TOBirthdays Local News! Goornong Guys & Gals: Local Traders Resident of the month Personal City of Notices GreaterBendigo news Join us online at Become a friend of Goornong! YOU CAN
  2. 2. P a g e 2 G o o r n o n g G u i d eWe are a growing community with so much CONTENTSpotential.  Local NewsThe Goornong Guide is produced by a smallgroup of volunteers to bring you up to date  Articles of interestwith news, events and articles of interest.  CalendarOver 270 copies of The Goornong Guide are  Goornong Guys & Gals:produced monthly by the Goornong Guide Resident of the monthCommitteePRESIDENT: Janet Filbey  City of Greater BendigoSECRETARY: Janet Filbey newsTREASURER: Trish AshOTHERS: Lorraine Leheny;  Book reviewVanessa Hawkins & Georgina Wood  Crime ReportWe welcome your contributions, articles andideas.  Personal NoticesEmail: or  Fun thingsmail to P.O. Box 46 Goornong.Janet’s Ph: 5432 2202  BirthdaysVisit us at  Classifieds EDITORIAL POLICY ADVERTISING 1.To provide a means of communication for all The current advertising fees are as follows: community and sporting groups in the Goornong SIZE MONTHLY District. 2. To produce a newsletter by members on a vol- Business Card $7.50 unteer basis. 1/4 page $10.00 3. The Goornong Guide accepts no liability for 1/2 page $15.00 views submitted by the public. Full page $30.00 4. The Committee reserves the right to refuse to publish any articles which they consider to be Your ad and hyperlink will also feature unsuitable . online. A 10% discount applies if paid for 5. ―The Guide‖ is available FREE of charge, but 12mths in advance. donations will be gratefully accepted. VISIT DONATIONS Goornong Traders on Helping the Goornong Guide to cover the costs of printing. Many thanks goes to:  Christina Lonsdale; And book your ad online.  Elmore Primary Health Care;  Goornong RFB; We can also feature you on our  Northgate, Fosterville Gold Mine; Face Book page  And anonymous contributionsDeadline for copy is the 26th of each month. Donations can be placed in boxes at the Goornong Please forward ready made artwork to our Store, the Drovers Arms hotel and the email address above or Goornong PO. contact Vanessa on 0417 363 710 Future donations will be gratefully received to ensure for further details. ongoing production.
  3. 3. P a g e 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d e HAPPY BIRTHDAY! PERSONAL NOTICES We hope that you have a wonderful day Please let know if you have any births, and that you know how special you are deaths or bereavements you would like in every way! to share CONGRATULATIONS to Janet Filbey Tracey Taig Jake Hipwell Lorraine Leheny Luke Taig & Nathanial Taig SURPRISE SOMEONE Zoe Fawcett PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE A PERSONS NAME MENTIONED HERE. on their Engagement CRIME REPORT WANNA DANCE? We will try to update you on local news and Rock’n Roll; Jazz; Ballroom; information. Jive; Tap; Boot Scootin etcIn the meantime, please appreciate the support we receive to keep our community safe. Would you like to learn how to dance and have some fun on a regular basis? We would like to have lessons and want to know who would join us. Could you please email: or ring Georgina on 0437 460 384 to register your interest.
  4. 4. P a g e 4 G o o r n o n g G u i d e C a l e n d a r o f e v e n t s A u g u s t / S e p t e m b e r August Wednesday 3rd Goornong Gals Rec. Res. Hall 7.00pm Thursday 4th Hall Meeting Soldiers’ Memorial Hall 7.30pm Monday 8th Cemetery Trust AGM Drovers Arms Hotel 8pm Tuesday 9th Pool Meeting Rec. Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 10th Rec Reserve Meeting Drover’s Arms Hotel 7.30pm Wednesday 17th Landcare/ V.F.F Rec. Res. Hall All meetings and events can be viewed online— September Thursday 1st. Hall Meeting Soldiers’ Memorial Hall 7.30pm Monday 5th A.G.M. Community Plan Rec. Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 7th Goornong Gals Rec. Res. Hall 7.00pm Tuesday 13th Pool Meeting Rec, Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 14th Rec. Reserve Meeting Drover’s Arms Hotel 7.30pm LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY DIRECTORY You are welcome to join us. Accommodation at The Bush Courtyard 5432 2446 GOORNONG RURAL FIRE BRIGADE Brick laying —5432 2450 5432 2205 COMMUNITY & DISTRICT PLAN Drovers Arms Hotel —5432 2202 5432 2210 ELMORE CUBS & SCOUTS Electrician —5432 6387 5432 2596 GOLD FIELDS EQUESTRIAN CLUB Elmore Primary Care —0417 363 710 5432 6001 GOORNONG CEMETERY TRUST Florist - 5432 2236 5443 5519 GOORNONG GALS Liquid Waste —5432 2248 5448 8478 GOORNONG GUIDE GE Silos —5432 2202 5432 2384 MEMORIAL HALL & HISTORIAL SOC Goornong Post Office —5432 2240 5432 2295 RECREATION RESERVE Goornong Recycling & Transfer Station — 5432 2305 0458 346 652 SWIMMING POOL Goornong Store —5432 2220 5432 2203 CRICKET CLUB United Gas - 5432 2205 5432 2248
  5. 5. P a g e 5 G o o r n o n g G u i d e What’s on in August PLEASE *** HELP SAVE OUR SWIMMING POOL *** TUESDAY, August 9TH at the Rec Reserve from 7.30pm For further information please contact Tony Dillon on 54322220. The Gold Fields Equestrian Club Inc Aug 2nd, Education Day. August 20th, Rally ALL WELCOME What’s on in Sept GOORNONG & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PLAN AGM Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 7.30pm, Rec Reserve Hall. Election of Officer Bearers. *** PLEASE NOTE: We would like you all to come! *** The Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meetings are held at the Goornong Recreation Reserve, Community Hall, September EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS! LEMON MARMALADE APRICOT CHICKEN6 Lemons. 7 cups boiling water, 6 cups sugar. Chicken pieces, 1 can of apricot nectar, 1 packet French Onion soup, Slice Lemons finely and cover with boil- 1 can of water. let stand overnight. Cook gently until rinds are soft, approxi- roll chicken pieces in dry soup mix,mately 20 -30 minutes. place in casserole, Add sugar, stir until dissolved and pour over apricot nectar and mush-quickly boil 30 - 45 mins or until fruit jells. rooms. Cover and cook in moderate oven Put into washed and dried bottles, cov- for one & half with Kleerview covers.
  6. 6. P a g e 6 G o o r n o n g G u i d e  PRACTICE MANAGER Kathy Tuohey  RECEPTION STAFF Pam Oliver Pauline Keath Mary McIntyreDR ADEL ASAID DR JOSEPHINE SALAZAR Rohan JennerMBBCH, AMC, FRACGP MBBS Ceri SandsDR INOKE BUADROMO DR POATE RADREKUSA  PRACTICE NURSESMBBS, FRACGP MBBS, FRACGP Leanne Holmberg DR PATRICK NZEGWU (Elmore’s Resident Doctor) MBBS Claire Coates  OTHER SERVICES OFFERED Psychologist, Practice Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Maternal and Child Health, Hearing Screening, Meals on Wheels, Planned Activity Group, Men in Sheds, Bill Wilkinson-Optometrist, Holter Monitoring Diabetes Education Respiratory Education Minor Surgeries Planned Activity Group (Incorporating “The Shed” Mens Program) Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Co-ordinator: Judy Ryan - 9am to 4pm) Walking Group Tuesdays 9am—10am, Thursdays 9am—10am Strength Training Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore Tuesdays 10:30am—11:30am, Thursdays 10:30am—11:30am (Facilitator: Sandra Holmberg) Kathy Tuohey - Practice Manager / Site Coordinator Elmore Medical Practice (Elmore Primary Health Services)
  7. 7. P a g e 7 G o o r n o n g G u i d e GOORNONG GUYS AND GIRLS—Thanks for being here! WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR STORY. PLEASE EMAIL US– goornong
  8. 8. P a g e 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e TRIVIA QUESTIONS. 1. What is the name of a group of owls? 2. Which city has the highest population, Canberra - Adelaide? 3. Of paper sizes, which is larger, A3 - A4? 4. In which year did Port Adelaide enter the A.F.L..? 5. What year did Kerry Packer pass away? 6. Bento is a term used in the cuisine of which country? 7. Colloquilly What is referred to as the Fourth Estate? 8. To whom does the adjective "Freudian" refer? 9. Which Entertainer named her twins Morrocan & Monroe? 10. Clark Kent - Lois Lane worked for which newspaper? 11. Which Gulf is also known as the Sea of Cortez? 12. Alfred Hawthorn Hill is also known aby what other name? 13. Chuck is a contraction of which male name? 14. Tribal Voice was a 1991 album by which Australian band? 15. How many federal Budgets has Wayne Swan handed down? 16. Which year was there a 3 way tie for the Brownlow Medal? 17. Who played the role of God, in the film Bruce Almighty? 18. In which country is the city of Trondheim located? 19. Anne Shirley is the Central Character in which best selling novel? 20. In Tech terms what is JPEG an abbreviation? Answers; page 23 White Hills Amcal Pharmacy Serving your community for 30 years **Friendly service and advice you can depend on** **The pharmacists are available to speak with you throughout the day** Helping you maintain good health Ann Howe, Mary Boromeo, Megan Sellars – Pharmacists 499 Napier Street, White Hills, 3550 - Ph: 5442 4244 Fax: 5443 9000 **Diabetes Australia Sub-Agent*******Tattslotto and Intralot available.
  9. 9. P a g e 9 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Dealing with dementiaDementia is a condition that directly affects more than 250,000 Australians – a number which is expected toclimb to nearly a million within 40 years.As yet there is no cure for dementia; and indeed the way our brain and nervous system works is not yet fullyunderstood. All the more remarkable then, that it was the German neurologist, Alois Alzheimer, born nearly150 years ago who first identified and gave his name to a condition that has now become so common in thedeveloped world.Many people think dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are one and the same. But Alzheimer’s disease isjust one particular form of dementia. Certainly, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, accounting forbetween 50% and 70% of all cases. Vascular dementia, most often caused by a series of ―mini strokes‖ is thenext most common form.However, dementia is not really a disease at all. It’s a term used to describe the range of symptoms thatoccur when the brain is affected by certain conditions or illnesses. Memory loss is just one of thosesymptoms. More distressing as the dementia progressively worsens are the problems with language,confusion about time and place and the changes in mood, behaviour and personality.There are other problems, too, that commonly affect people with dementia: incontinence, constipation, anddental problems. The Continence Foundation and the National Continence Helpline (1 800 330 066) can offersupport as can the staff as White Hills Pharamacy – please ask. Exercise and an increase in dietary fibreintake are the first steps in prevention of constipation; and relieving dry mouth with artificial saliva or alcohol-free mouthwashes will often solve the problems related to the teeth and gums.With no cure immediately in sight, not surprisingly, recent attention has turned to the issues of identifying riskfactors and possible prevention strategies. Age, family history and genetic factors are considered to bedefinite risk factors; and some other probable risk factors include head injury, high blood pressure,uncontrolled diabetes and smoking. Sleep disorders, depression and low blood levels of vitamin B12 or folicacid are considered to be less likely causes.Following an external search of various studies into dementia, a report on dementia prevention wascommissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia. Perhaps the most significant recommendation from the report is thatwe should keep ―intellectually stimulated and engage in social/leisure activities‖. So, exercise for the brain, aswell as the body, seems to be the prevention strategy most likely to be effective.The so-called cholinesterase inhibitor medications are the mainstay of treatment (your pharmacist can giveyou more information); antipsychotics and antidepressants are of limited value. Other medicines, includingherbal and complementary medicines, have been suggested for Alzheimer’s disease but the evidence is notstrong. However, being a non-smoker, just a light to moderate drinker, and eating a low fat diet could well bebeneficial.Nevertheless, there is still a lot we can do to manage dementia. It all revolves around care andunderstanding.With early diagnosis and effective medicines, many people with dementia may retain their ability tocommunicate, particularly if they are given the time and space to respond.For our part, we should avoid background noise, maintain eye contact and keep our expression friendly;remain calm and talk in a gentle matter of fact way.For more advice, you can get dementia help sheets in 30 languages from Alzheimer’s Australia( You’ll find the most up-to-date information with regard to the risk factors, thesymptoms and the management strategiesAs well, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has produced a fact card titled Alzheimer’s Diseaseand other forms of dementia. It’s available free of charge from The White Hills PharamcyYours in good healthAnn Mary Megan and Staff at the White Hills Pharmacy
  10. 10. P a g e 1 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Goornong is now on the web! This has a front page which then links to the COMMUNITY PAGE which looks like this >>>>>>> On the right hand side there are links to other pages:  The +25 Community Plan survey  Become a Friend of Goornong  Historical dates  Goornong Guys & Gals  Goornong Traders  Goornong Notice Board  Calendar of Events  The Goornong Guide online  Press releases from the City of Greater Bendigo  Goornong Guide Articles  CFA news  Local areas of interest  Axedale  Fosterville  Elmore  Bendigo  The Bendigo Advertiser We welcome your ideas and contribu- tions! PLEASE become a Follower and a Friend of Goornong FREE BONFIRE AND BARBEQUE St Georges’ Anglican Church Goornong will be hosting a Family Bon- fire and Barbeque on the Saturday the 3rd of September 2011. Location: St Georges - Corner Railway place and Tyler St. Time: Starting at 6:00pm. Sausages, bread, coleslaw, marshmallows, tea, coffee, and cordial supplied. BYO – Chair
  11. 11. P a g e 1 1 G o o r n o n g G u i d e OPEN LETTER TO THE GOORNONG COMMUNITYOn Thursday the 12th of May a small township engagement meeting was held at the Goor-nong Recreation reserve Hall, as usual a very poor attendance, only seven local people at-tended. This meeting was well advertised.As a result of this meeting a number of issues were discussed such as footpaths, roads,drainage, the swimming pool, speed limits, exhaust brakes signage and dangerous intersec-tions in the area. As a result of the discussion a lot of jobs have been logged with a tasknumber. Also as a result of the meeting, Pauline Gordon who is the Director of CommunityWellbeing at the City Of Greater Bendigo (who had only been in the job for four days) indi-cated that she would identify an appropriate staff member to meet with me to undertake adrive and a walk around Goornong to look at the main issues.So on the 28th of June, Pauline Gordon and Alex Malone the manager for presentation andworks at the City Of Greater Bendigo, arrived in Goornong. I spent approximately 2 hourswith them showing them problems around the town and outlying areas. Alex noted a lot ofthe problems some large, some small. Things will not be fixed overnight but I hope that thismay be a start to get some problems fixed.If you have a problem large or small ring the City of Greater Bendigo on 5434 6000 and itcan be dealt with and given a job number for further reference (be nice to the girls on theswitch board, not like me).Ray Miles THE GOORNONG & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PLAN Is only a few weeks off completion. On September 5th, we will be endorsing the GOALS and STRATEGIES of the entire Goornong Community.We will then be acting on them to initiate progress with infrastructure, events, projects and activities. PLEASE Feel free to join us in our endeavour to Get Goornong Going!
  12. 12. P a g e 1 2 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Revised Goals from the Goornong Community Plan “GETTING GOORNONG GOING!”Support the Development of Infrastructure, Industry and Economic DevelopmentGoal: Advocate for updated infrastructure and service provision to Goornong Township resi-dents.Strategies: Form partnerships and undertake lobbying for ongoing maintenance, extension and linking of cycle and walking paths. Upgrade footpaths between commercial and public areas. Liaise with relevant authorities to enhance road safety in the local area, such as sign- age, turning lanes and speed restrictions. Continue advocacy for provision of sewerage service to residences in the township.Time Line:Partners:Community Champion(s): Ruth JenkinsPromote areas in and around Goornong as venues for tourists and local visitorsGoal: Publicise and further develop facilities to promote and encourage visitors to stay.Strategies: Signpost and advertise local attractions, including places of interest, historical sites and camping locations in public places, such as the town entrances and using other media.Time Line:Partners: CoGB (Tourism); Regional Tourism; RACVCommunity Champion(s):Preserve the Natural EnvironmentGoal: Beautify and plant trees in selected central locations.Strategies: Form suitable collaborative partnerships such as with school groups, to undertake planting and regular maintenance in selected sites in the town.Time Line: ongoingPartners: Goornong Community / Schools; ? Mining Companies as a source of fundsCommunity Champion(s):Maintain existing facilities and develop additional opportunities for Sports, Recreation and LeisureGoal: Maintain and upgrade existing recreation and sporting facilities that are fully utilised.
  13. 13. P a g e 1 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d eStrategies: Identify repair and maintenance needs and priorities for existing sports and recreation facil- ities. Develop management plans for the ongoing maintenance and financial viability of existing sporting facilities.Time Line: Immediate – 1 yearPartners: Recreation affiliated groupsCommunity Champion(s): 1. Angie Kennedy; 2. Deb Sturt / Ross McKinstryGoal: Develop and / or maintain opportunities for local events and celebrations that bring thecommunity together.Strategies: Investigate the wider use of existing public and private community facilities for community sports and other recreation activities such as Playgroup, bowls, communal meals and events.Time Line:Partners:Community Champion(s): Vanessa Hawkins YOU ARE ALL INVITED to be part of the GOORNONG & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PLAN NEXT MEETING IS OUR Annual General Meeting: September 5th, 2011 - Election of Officer Bearers. KIDS CORNER Farmer: "Why arent we having eggs for Why do spiders spin webs? breakfast No ones ever taught them to crochet. this morning?" Farmers wife: " I think the chicken mislaid Where do worms prefer to shop? them." In the big Apple. A chicken went to the doctor. Teacher: "the ant is a very industrious crea- "whats your problem?" the doctor asked. ture. "I have red, puffy spots all over my skin." It never seems to stop working -- and do "Oh no! You have the people pox. you see what it has to show for it? Why do owls fly around at night? Student: Yeah it gets stepped on. Its faster than walking. Why did the cow enrol in drama class? A flock of lambs were playing in the pad- To become a moo-vie star. dock. "Baa ! Baa !" they called merrily -- except What keys are found in the animal King- one dom? lamb who insisted , "Moo ! Moo ! Moo !" Donkeys, monkeys and turkeys. What are you saying?" they demanded. "Im practicing a foreign language."
  14. 14. P a g e 1 4 G o o r n o n g G u i d e MEDIA National Tree Day celebrations on Sunday July 31 RELEASES at Goldleaf Wetland, Huntly,” said Cr Fyffe. PLANT A TREE AT HUNTLY FOR All participants are asked to wear suitable clothing NATIONAL TREE DAY and bring along gloves and a hand trowel if theyThe City of Greater Bendigo will celebrate Na- have one. Participants are also asked to sign in attional Tree Day 2011 on Sunday July 31 with a the registration desk adjacent to the planting areaspecial planting activity at Goldleaf Wetland in on arrival. Children under the age of 18 mustHuntly have a parent or guardian accompany and sign for them.Goldleaf Wetland is a small park only minutesaway from the centre of Bendigo. The park can be CITY AWARDS TENDER FOR CON-accessed from Station Street, Epsom by following STRUCTION OF NEW EDWARD STREETthe Tree Day signs. MULTI STORY CAR PARK BUILDINGCity of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said The City of Greater Bendigo has awarded a majorresidents are invited to participate in the planting tender for the construction of a new multi-storyof some 5,000 native trees and shrubs at Huntly car park and commercial development to be builton the day. on the existing car park bounded by Edward, Queen and King Streets“The tree planting has been organised by the Cityof Greater Bendigo and the Northern Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said the tender has beenLandcare Group to provide an opportunity for awarded to regional Victorian construction com-families to get involved in National Tree Day. pany H. Troon Pty Ltd who will undertake a $12.69M building construction for the City of“Planting activities will take place between 10am Greater Bendigo and a $1.48M fit out of theand 1pm. There will also be children’s art activi- ground floor commercial area for anchor tenant,ties provided by the City of Greater Bendigo Chil- State Trustees Ltd (owned by the Victorian Gov-dren’s Art Network and a free barbecue will be ernment).provided to everyone who participates by the Ep-som Huntly Lions Club,” Cr Fyffe said. “The successful contractor intends to take pos- session of the site in mid to late July and expectNational Tree Day is Australia’s largest community construction to take twelve months to complete.tree planting event which has resulted in the plant- The contractor has assured the City that 70% ofing of more than 15 million native trees and shrubs the project expenditure will be sourced locally.throughout Australia. “The awarding of the tender for this major pro-“In 2011 National Tree Day will celebrate its six- ject is a red letter day for the Bendigo CBD.teenth year and it certainly has become a favouriteannual event in Bendigo. “For the past 10 years car parking has been identi- fied by residents through the annual Community“Each year the City of Greater Bendigo partners Satisfaction surveys as a major area that needswith a local landcare or community group to coor- improvement. The Bendigo Traders Associationdinate a planting on a community site. has also identified parking as its number one pri- ority for the CBD.“This year the City has joined forces with theNorthern Bendigo Landcare Group who are work- “The fact that today we have awarded the con-ing with the City to improve the Gold Leaf Wet- struction tender for this major project and workland park and raise awareness of the great work is about to commence really shows that thatlandcare groups undertake throughout the region. Council has listened to both residents and local business. It’s simply a great, all round result,” said“I encourage all interested residents to join in the Cr Fyffe.
  15. 15. P a g e 1 5 G o o r n o n g G u i d eHe said the new building will comprise 418 parking and A to Z index along with a magnet so that itspaces, 1,880 square metres of ground level commer- can be attached to a fridge making it a handy ref-cial space, lifts and stair access, bike parking, public erence for residents wanting information on:-toilets (including disabled) with baby change facilities,roof top shade structures, a main pedestrian en- Fortnightly kerbside recycling servicetrance off Edwards Street and vehicle access from Weekly kerbside rubbish collection serviceQueen Street. Green waste and composting at home Hard waste recycling“It will boast quality architectural design and a fea- E-waste recyclingture will be the use of decorative steel panels and Chemical collection pointssteel mesh to provide a modern, interesting facadethat maximises natural light and ventilation without City of Greater Bendigo Cr Barry Lyons saidany need for costly energy-consuming air control sys- while participation in recycling programs is verytems. good in Greater Bendigo, contamination of house- hold rubbish and recycling bins could be reduced“The new car park will also feature a mix of both further.short and long term parking options with over 300bays providing free parking for the first 1.5 hours. The guide is free and residents wishing to obtain a copy can do so by visiting the City of Greater“One of the most exciting parts of this project is the Bendigo offices in Bendigo and Heathcote or by100 new jobs that will result from State Trustees tak- phoning 54346000. The guide can also be vieweding up prime tenancy in the building. This not only on the City of Greater Bendigo website atunderpins the financial viability of the car park devel- but will also provides significant on-goingeconomic and social benefits for the community. NEW KANGAROO FLAT COMMUNITY ARTS SPACE AND GALLERYHe said while construction would inevitably cause City of Greater Bendigo Coordinator Arts andsome disruption to car parking and traffic flows with- Culture and Chair of the Kangaroo Flat Arts Incin the vicinity of the works a number of altered park- Maree Tonkin said Kangaroo Flat Arts Inc wasing conditions will be put in place for the duration of established to drive the development and manage-the construction works. ment of the Kangaroo Flat Community Arts Space and Gallery.“The City is committed to keeping businesses in thevicinity of the site and the general community well “Both the gallery and workshop space is availableinformed about the project prior to and during the for hire and we would like to encourage individu-construction phase,” Cr Fyffe said. als, artists, community groups and organisations to consider using the space. The new community CITY PRODUCES NEW RECYCLING & art space is located with four shop fronts and has WASTE SERVICES GUIDE improved and revitalised the look and feel of theThe City of Greater Bendigo has produced a new guide to residential recycling and waste servicesto assist residents with their home recycling and “Kangaroo Flat Art Inc exists to support thewaste management and to help minimise the amount growth of the arts within the Kangaroo Flat com-of contamination currently occurring in our recycling munity and beyond. We aim to be sustainable andsystems. here for the longer term, therefore we encourageThe guide is a first for Greater Bendigo and features the community to get behind and support this wonderful new arts facility.” For more press release, please fol- low the links from our website
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  18. 18. P a g e 1 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e GOORNONG COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL LETTER TO THE COMMUNITYRecently, the committee put out a survey in the Goornong Guide, asking thecommunity for their opinions as to the future direction of the Pool. We had NOresponse from this survey at all.We feel that the community is underestimating the seriousness of the situationbecause the possibility of the pool closing is very, very real. We are asking foryour help to avoid this happening.The following positions exist and as of the next AGM all of them will be vacatedand need to be filled:President:Vice President:Secretary:Treasurer:Pump Manager:Elmore Field Days Co-ordinator:Cleaning Co-ordinator:Kiosk Volunteer Co-ordinator:Food Co-ordinator:Grounds/Maintenance ManagerLife-Guard Co-ordinator:At the moment, a few people are trying to do the work involved with all of the-se positions and it is basically impossible. Unless we have people willing totake responsibility for these positions, the pool cannot continue to operate,simply because we don’t have enough manpower to run it.The next meeting is TUESAY NIGHT, the 9TH August at the Rec Reserve from7.30pm. If you would like to have the pool continue, consider taking on one ofthese positions and come along to the next meeting. No-one wants to see thepool close as it is an important, and historical part of our community. For further information please contact Tony Dillon on 54322220.
  19. 19. P a g e 1 9 G o o r n o n g G u i d e GOORNONG PRIMARY SCHOOL news Ph: 5432 2236 Fax: 5432 2425 Website: AUGUST CLUSTER WINTER SPORTS DAY 2 nd Cluster Science Day @ Elmore It was a Winter Sports Day without the rain when we ventured to Elmore last term. Our children played in mixed school netball and football teams. NEW PRINCIPAL It was a great opportunity to try out their skills and renew friendships with children from other At the beginning of Term 3 we welcomed our new Campaspe Cluster schools.Principal, Jason Cox to our School. Jason comes to Sarah and Darcey were chosen to play for theus from Undera PS. We look forward to beginning a Campaspe Cluster Netball team on Wednesday new stage at our School with Jason and hopefully a the 28th of July, in Bendigo, at the Netball Cham- new school building not far away. pionships. John, Kane, Tyson, Dylan, Ben and Charlie were 2012 PREP/NEW STUDENTS chosen to represent the Campaspe Cluster at the The school needs to ascertain expected numbers for Football Championships in Bendigo on Wednes- next year. If you have a child beginning school next day the 27th of July.year please contact us. Please pass this message on to others in the community that will have Prep/new children for 2012. VICE CAPTAINSOur new Principal, Jason Cox presented our SchoolVice Captains for Semester two - John Varker andSarah McClusky with their badges at Assembly re- cently PAULS COLLECT-A-CAP We have registered for Pauls Collect-A-Cap fund- raiser which started recently. All you need to do is send your specially marked caps (washed please) to school or drop them in at the Post Office. Specially marked caps are on – Full Cream, Smarter White, Trim, Rev, Pauls PhysiCAL Low Fat, PhysiCAL No Fat and Skin- ny Milk 2L and 3L. We earn 10c per cap.
  20. 20. P a g e 2 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d eCOMPUTERCORNER/ Internet CHURCH TIMESAccess to our computer, printer,scanner and the Internet is available at the Recreation Re-serve. St George’s Anglican Church, Goornong:Also photocopying is available at the same area. 2nd, 4th Sundays: 8.00amCost: Computer and Internet Access: $2.50 per hour—payable on collection of St Martin’s Catholic Church, keys Muskerry: Each Sunday: 8.30am Printing/Photocopying: 30c per sheet—payable on return of keys For bookings for St Martin’s Church Contact: Lyn Harrop,ALL BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES Ph: 5432 2281should be directed to Janet Filbey, Ph: 5432 2202 HIRING OF VENUES Goornong Gals AROUND GOORNONG CONTACT DETAILS Goornong Recreation Reserve Hall Bagshot Street Goornong Contact : Janet Filbey 5432 2202 Please leave a message and I will get back to you Social meeting held on the first Wednes- day of each month. All Welcome Soldiers Memorial Hall Bring something to doKeys for the Memorial hall can be picked up at the post office eg: craft project, quilting, knitting etcRailway place South, Goornong { Midland Hwy} Contact Kath Read: 5432 2240 or 5441 2809 Venue: Rec Reserve Hall Time: 7.00pm till 9.00pm Goornong Community Computer. Gold coin donation and a plate to share if you wish Please Note:The use of computer is limited to one All enquires welcome Ph: 5432 2248 person per hour unless notified. $2.50 per person per hour MOBILE LIBRARY Mondays 4—4.30pm Outside Goornong Primary School Come along and Support our local library, plenty of books to choose from.
  21. 21. P a g e 2 1 G o o r n o n g G u i d e G o o r n o n g R u r a l f i r e b r i g a d e . F o r f i r e e m e r g e n c y d i a l 0 0 0 The next Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meeting will be held on Monday September 26th, 8pm, possibly in the new station. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS! Burning Stubble Safely During Fire Danger Periods, permits are re- quired and all conditions must be followed. Fire is a normal part of farming activities. The safe use of fire is encouraged. In accordance with legislation, when lighting a fire outside the Fire Danger Period (e.g. a stub-Before burning, anyone using fire is encouraged ble burn) a person must not: to: light or use fire in the open air or carry light- be clear about what the burning will achieve; ed flammable material that destroys, identify risks and how they will be managed; damages or endangers the life or proper- ensure that weather conditions are and will ty of others; or remain safe for burning; leave a fire in the open air that they have lit have fuel breaks to contain the fire; or are in charge of without leaving anoth- have sufficient resources on hand to control er person in charge of the fire, unless: the fire (e.g. water); a landowner or occupier (or someone act- obtain permits to burn during Fire Danger ing under their direction) is burning periods; flammable material on their land; and notify the local brigade, Vicfire and neigh- there is a firebreak of not less than 3 m bours if required, or if the burning may and cleared of all flammable material affect them; and around the perimeter of the area of seek advice on fire safety, flora and fauna, land; and and weed management issues. at least 2 hours’ notice is given to adjoin- ing landowners or occupiers. After using fire, people are encouraged to: (Summary Offences Act 1966, s11) check to ensure that the fire is completely out; Anyone lighting a fire that is likely to come to monitor the site for fire over the next few the attention of the fire service is encouraged to days; and notify VicFire before undertaking the burning where necessary, rehabilitate the burn site or activity. control lines as soon as practical. VicFire burn off It is an offence to intentionally or recklessly notification optionscause a fire and recklessly allow a fire to spread Phone: 1800 668 511 Facsimile: (03) 5337 3501 to vegetation on another person’s property Email: (Crimes Act 1958, s201A). Reference: On the Land (CFA May 2007, reprinted with minor updates December 2007) VISIT US AT ~ For more information, please contact Goornong Rural Fire Brigade Captain: Tim McCrohan (0459) 533 163 Encourages diversity, team work and a Or family atmosphere. Secretary: Felicity Nicholls on 5432 2450 It involves itself in 1601 Epsom-Barnadown Road, Goornong, 3557 community projects. Visit our web site at It has a broad age group and new members are most welcome.
  22. 22. P a g e 2 2 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Wes White Bricklaying All types of brickwork Free quotes FIREWOODMob 0438441226 Houses, Fences, Renovations, Patch Ups, Wineries, Sheds Old & New—cut your ownH 0354322205 Laying of new & old bricks Block work Phone: 0417 363 710Goornong 3557No Job Too BIG or Too SMALL! Elmore cubs & scouts 2011 We are a very small Group this year and are hoping to increase our numbers during the year. Parents please note we are providing quality programming in a small community as part of the worldwide scouting movement. Scouting is for both boys and girls Elmore offers two separate sections with both cubs and scouts operating under very experienced leaders. Cubs - MONDAY afternoon at 4.00PM Leader in charge: Christine McCormick Phone 54326679 Assistant Junior Leaders Cameron Edwards and Erin Edwards. Scouts – MONDAY nights at 7.00PM Leader in charge - Liz Dow Phone 54326263 We are looking for interested persons to come along and help with leadership. Please contact Group Leader Christina Lonsdale for further details: Phone 54326387
  23. 23. P a g e 2 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Drover Arms FUN FARE. In Transit. Takeaway food Available Tuesday to Sunday A chap we know shared a commuters seat from 6pm till 8pm the other day with a brisk, informative little man who said he was the butler Fish $4.20 at a Liberty-ville estate. "Oh" said our friend, "you work for Prawns $1.20 Mr Jones?" The brisk little man drew himself up haughtily, Scallops $1.50 "Certainly not. Mr Jones is working for me. He gets up Dim sims $1.00 at seven every morning and goes down to that dirty, stinking Chicko roll $2.80 city to make enough money to keep this place and me go- Spring roll $2.30 ing." Potato cakes $ .80 The Seeing eye dog boarded the crowded Min chips $2.00 streetcar with his master and led him to the only available space on the Chicken burger $6.50 seat running the length of the car. It was too small to accom- ph 5432 2210 modate even a child, but the dog began pushing the passengers on each side farther NOTICE TO RESIDENTS apart with his nose. Every other passenger inDUMPING OF GARDEN GREENS OR WASTE turn squeezed IN GOORNONG RECREATION RESERVE IS against his neighbour. When there was roomNOT PERMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUB- enough to LIC, EVEN IF A PRE– EXISTING PILE OF accommodate two people, the dog signaled BURNABLE MATERIAL IS FORMED his master to be seated. The passengers pleased expressions OFFENDERS WILL BE FINED dissolved into laughter Goornong Recycle & when the dog climbed into the remaining Waste Transfer Station space beside his master and relaxed with his head on the blind mans Is open 8am-5pm every lap. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Most recyclable and reusable items are FREE On a crowded streetcar, a passenger apolo- Basic Fee (recyclable items) 50cents getically handed the Full fee (non recyclable waste) $19.00 conductor a five-dollar bill, saying "Im afraid I TVs, Screens and Monitors. $5.00 havent a nickel" Fridges, Freezers, Air Conditioners $15.00 "Dont worry," the conductor assured him grimly, "In a minute More information is available can be youll have 99." found on or on 0458 346 952.
  24. 24. P a g e 2 4 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Elmore Community Pharmacy …….… for all your medicinal needs A range of Gifts and Toys! Teddy 78-80 Railway Place Elmore Bear & Phone: 5432 6600 Fax: 5432 6599 Friends Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm / Sat 9am-12pm (most) We can deliver free to the Goornong store. Gifts! Please ring us to arrange your prescriptions. Arthur Pappas – Pharmacist /Jess Stokie – Dispensary Technician Aspect Eyewear – New StylesBeautiful Australian Chocolates Value priced quality medication A large range of Coral Colours cosmetics now available. For Men and WomenNeed a service? Think local…. Ph: 5432 6600 (Note: this site also lists Goornong, Rushworth and Colbinabbin businesses)
  25. 25. P a g e 2 5 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Answers. 1. A Parliament. 2. Adelaide. 3. A3. 4. 1997. 5. 2005. 6. Japan. 7. The Media. 8. Sigmund Freud. 9. Mariah Carey. 10. The Daily Planet. 11. The Gulf of Calfornia. 12. Benny Hill. 13. Charles. 14. Yotha Yindi. 15. 4. 16. 2003. 17. Morgan Freeman. 18. Norway. 19. Anne of Green Gables. 20. Joint Photography Experts Group.
  26. 26. P a g e 2 6 G o o r n o n g G u i d e GOORNONG POST OFFICE Open Mon—Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00am For all your Postal, Bill paying and Banking needs We have an extensive Giftware Range and offer FREE gift wrapping CONTACT Cheryl O’ Brien 5432 2295 TRENCHES, FOOTINGS , POSTHOLES,RIPPING &LEVELING PICKET, PALING & COLOURBOND FENCES DINGO MINI DIGGER ELECTRONIC WATER LEAK DETECTIONS LOCATION AND TRACING FOR ALL:  DOMESTIC WATER PIPES  SEPTIC TANKS & PIPES  STORMWATER &SEWER DRAINS  POWER CABLES  TELEPHONE DATAS CABLES  POOL & SPA LEAKS Kel O’Brien Ph:03 5432 2295 or 0418 700554
  27. 27. P a g e 2 7 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Flowers for all occasions Teddy Bears, Balloons, Chocolates, Life like plants Phone Carol and her friendly staff Free delivery to Goornong Monday - Friday after 6pmCylinder AGENTDealer A&A DILLON OLD MURRAY ROAD GOORNONG Phone: 5432 2248 45KG EXCHANGE BOTTLES 9KG BBQ EXCHANGE REFILL BBQ AND FORKLIFT BOTTLES 6 MONTHS FREE RENTAL ON 45KG BOTTLES VERY GOOD RATES
  28. 28. P a g e 2 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e ADVERTISERS! Want to promote your event or business? The Goornong Guide is distributed via the mail run right around our region to Huntly, Axedale, Elmore, Fosterville Mine, and Toolleen. We are also online via the web and FaceBook.Advertising space is available in the Goornong Guide offers fantastic exposure direct to local people as well as to visitors and the world wide web. WE ARE GREAT VALUE!Due to an increase in printing costs our Advertising Rates will rise to cover costs. We would also like to improve the quality of the Goornong Guide but need more funds and volunteers to help out. Ad Size Monthly Yearly Business card $7.50 $82.50 Quarter page $10.00 $110.00 Half page $15.00 $165.00 Full page $30.00 $330.00 We are a small group of volunteers who dedicate many hours to bring you this information. If you would like to support us or contribute to the guide, please email; or ring 0417 363 710 *** PLEASE NOTE *** The deadline for each edition is the 26th of the month. (As from 1st July, all future yearly advertisements will be for 12 months only & not 13.) Septic tanks cleaned Servicing Goornong and surrounding areas. 7 days a week
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  30. 30. GOLD FIELDS I S H O M E T O THE BUSH COURTYARD offers cosy pet friendly accommodation EQUINE SPORTS BREEDING (ESB) stands stallions at stud and has horses for sale. ESB is one of the largest producers of equestrian horses in Australia and breeder of ESB Irish Enough, sire of Beijing Olympic medal winner, Irish Jester. THE GOLD FIELDS EQUESTRIAN CLUB INChas world class training facilities including and conducts educa- tional sessions on the first Tuesday of every month and events on the third weekend of every month.Riding lessons and agistment is also available by arrangement. and THE GOLD FIELDS STADIUM Is designed to seat over 10,000 people. Music concerts, foodand wine festivals and major events are planned for the future. We invite you to join us and share in our wonderful setting, facilities and activities. ESCAPE AND ENJOY THE SERENITY! PHONE: 03 5432 2446