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Goornong Guide, June 2011

  1. 1. Goornong Guide your link to the Goornong Community Volume 26 Issue 6 280 copies produced each month 1st June, 2011 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON OUR EFFFORTS! WELCOME TO Birthdays Local News! Goornong Guys & Gals: Book review& Crime Report Resident of the month Personal City of Notices Greater Bendigo 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.The Goornong Guide is produced by a small Local Newsgroup of volunteers to bring you up to datewith news, events and articles of interest. Articles of interest CalendarOver 280 copies of The Goornong Guide areproduced monthly by the Goornong Guide Goornong Guys & Gals:Committee Resident of the monthPRESIDENT: Janet Filbey City of Greater BendigoSECRETARY: Janet FilbeyTREASURER: Trish Ash newsOTHERS: Lorraine Leheny; Book reviewVanessa Hawkins & Georgina WoodWe welcome your contributions, articles and Crime Reportideas. Personal NoticesEmail: ormail to P.O. Box 46 Goornong. Fun thingsJanet’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 $15.00 3. The Goornong Guide accepts no liability for 1/2 page $25.00 views submitted by the public. Full page $50.00 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 SURPRISE SOMEONE PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE A PERSONS NAME MENTIONED HERE. EMAIL: 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 Welcome all Newcomers to our township. We hope you enjoy our friendly community and rural atmosphere. Please feel free to join any of our organisations, attend our meetings & events. These are listed in the Calender of events, or you can contact these organisations through their phone numbers. We look forward to meeting you. Yours Janet Filbey, President, Goornong Guide. C a l e n d a r o f e v e n t s J u n e / J u l yJuneWednesday 1st Goornong Gals Rec Res. 7.00pm Thursday 2nd Hall Meeting Soldier’s Memorial Hall 7.30pm Monday 6th +25 Community Plan Rec. Res. 7.30 pmTuesday 7th Pool Meeting Rec. Res 7.30pmWednesday 8th Rec. Res Mtg Drovers Arms 7.30pmMonday 13th QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAYWednesday 15th Landcare Rec. ResMonday 20th Goornong Guide Rec. Res 2pmMonday 27th CFA mtg Rec. Res 7.30pmJulyWednesday 6th Goornong Gals Rec. Res 7pmThursday 7th Memorial Hall Mtg Soldier’s Memorial Hall 7.30pm All meeting and events can be viewed online—―If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.‖ Winston Churchill, House of Commons, June 18th, 1940 NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Open 8am-5pm every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Most recyclable and reusable items are FREEDUMPING OF GARDEN GREENS OR WASTE IN Basic Fee (recyclable items) 50cents GOORNONG RECREATION RESERVE IS Full fee (non recyclable waste) $19.00NOT PERMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUB- TVs, Screens and Monitors. $5.00LIC, EVEN IF A PRE– EXISTING PILE OF BURN- Fridges, Freezers, Air Conditioners $15.00 ABLE MATERIAL IS FORMED More information is available can be found on OFFENDERS WILL BE FINED or on 0458 346 952. Goornong Recycle & Waste Transfer Station
  5. 5. P a g e 5 G o o r n o n g G u i d e What’s on in June Goornong GalsA social meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Rec Reserve Hall . Time: 7.00pm till 9.00pm All Welcome Ph: 5432 2248 GOORNONG AND DISTRICT +25 COMMUNITY PLAN Come along to discuss and contribute to the results of our survey. The future of our community is in your hands! Monday, June 6th 2011 at 7.30pm, Recreation Reserve Hall. *** PLEASE NOTE: This is a changed date and we want you to come! *** The Gold Fields Equestrian Club Inc June 5th, Education Day. June 12th, Fun Ride. June 19th, Rally ALL WELCOME The Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meetings are held at the Goornong Recreation Reserve, Community Hall, Monday, June 27th, Rec Reserve EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS! What’s on in July OPEN DAY Gold July 17th. Gold Fields Fields
  6. 6. P a g e 6 G o o r n o n g G u i d e GOORNONG GUYS AND GALS Resident of the Month ~ We are lucky to have them!The guide committee asked me to put together a few words on our time in Goornong. I must say Di and my decision to move is tinged with an element of sadness. We have enjoyed our time here and the town has been good to us. We moved here in 1988 when we brought the Goornong Takeaway (opposite the toilets on the highway). The shop itself has a varied and colourful life and is probably a story in its self. We had links to Goornong long before this and spent many weekend camped on the Campaspe at Barnadown. The old railway shack is still there just over the bridge on the Knowsley side. Wehelped the town celebrate the closing of the old Dovers Arms with Harry and Joan – now that was a weekend! A lot of my side of the family also have their roots around Bendigo and Sebastian. Anumber of our relatives involved in Eucy farming and distilleries around Sebastian and Raywood. We enjoyed our time in the shop and the community who welcomed us. We had a simple philosophy of providing the best service and product we could and if it wasn’t good enough for us then it wasn’t good enough to sell. During the time in the shop we got to know pretty muchevery kid (and adult) in Goornong and over the years have watched them grow and have families of their own. We spent 4 years running the takeaway and over that time made many friends, some who have stayed in Goornong others who have moved on. I often suggest we should rename Goornong to ―Where‖ because every time you told someone you came from Goornong they would come back with ―Where‖. I was even ―conned‖ into being a local councillor for a term which turned out to be a rewarding, if sometimes frustrating experience. This was in the days of the Huntly Shire pre amalgamation and provided a dynamic, sometime volatile, environment for councillors representing local communities. After we sold the shop we built a house in Grant St and from there we watched our communityand town change and grow. Di and I have been involved in a number of community organisations in Goornong over the years and today we are still involved with the local CFA. Communities likeGoornong rely heavily on the community getting involved in the volunteer organisation around the town. These organisations ultimately provide a lot of the support and amenity the town enjoys.Groups like the Rec Reserve Committee, Pool Committee and the Guide to name a few need thesupport and active involvement of the town’s people if they are to survive. Towns like Goornong, Elmore etc are reliant on the volunteer groups to survive. I guess if there is one negative it is the fact that participation by the community in these groups has declined and it seems to be left up to a handful of people. So if I have one message its ―Get involved‖ the more people involved the easier it is on everyone and amenity enjoyed in Goornong will continue. The Goornong CFA has a saying, ―An hour is better than nothing and it’s an extra hour we didn’t have.‖ This is yourcommunity and for the foreseeable future it is not going to be big enough for these services to be just provided to you and once you loose them you won’t get them back.Over our time in Goornong we met many local ―characters‖ who had a rich tapestry of anecdotesand stories of a life and times around Goornong during the last century. I find it sad that many ofthese people are no longer with us and their stories are lost. Maybe it’s just me but I found these stories interesting, funny and sometimes tinged with sadness about a time we have very littleknowledge off but is intrinsically linked to the story of Goornong today. We managed to recount afew stories in a book published for the Fire Brigade centenary celebrations but these are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Like the local who rarely used an axe or chain saw to collect fire wood preferring instead to use dynamite, and who, on his last attempt (possible using a bit too much explosive) sprayed most of Tyler St with wood fragments. The tree is still standing today.
  7. 7. P a g e 7 G o o r n o n g G u i d e For most of our time here I have been involved in the CFA as a volunteer and the last six yearsas Captain. We like many other volunteer organisations have had our ups and downs but always remained committed to the protection of lives and property in our community. We now have a strong base of qualified fire fighters and this is in no small part due to the commitment and enthusiasm of the member of the Goornong Fire Brigade. We now have a significant number of female fire fighters, some of who have held senior roles in the fire brigade. We have also been very lucky in our attempts to ensure our equipment and facilities keep pace with the growing needs and the purchase of Tanker 2 and the imminent completion of the new fire station are testament the commitment of the volunteers and community. A highlight for me has been theengagement with some of the older members of the brigade and encouraging them to complete the Minimum Skills Course. From my point of view there is a huge amount of experience and knowledge we lost for a time and we are reversing that trend. I would also like to encourage women in the community to become involved in either and operational or non operational role.The capabilities of women to undertake operational roles should not be underestimated and are integral to the long term viability of any CFA volunteer brigade. I found these words by Father James Keller and while they relate to leadership they are also, from my point of view, just as relevant to almost everything we do; ― What the country needs is more people to inspire others with confidence, and fewer to discourage any initiative in the right direction, more to get into the thick of things, fewer to sit on the sidelines merely finding fault,more to point our what’s right in the world, and fewer to keep harping on what’s wrong with it, and more who are interested in lighting candles, and fewer who blow them out.‖Finally thanks to all for their friendship and support over our time in Goornong. Life is what youmake it and for us Goornong has been good. A special thanks to the members of the Goornong CFA for their friendship, support, mentoring and sometimes adversarial moments. All of these elements have made us stronger and better. Good luck for the future. MANY THANKS TO Dave & Diane Patterson FOR THEIR HUGE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COMMUNITY. THEY WILL BE MISSED!
  8. 8. P a g e 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Goornong We thought we would start a new is now on the web! section to feature local characters. ‘Goornong Guys & Gals’ Resident of the month. This has a front page which then links to the COMMUNITY PAGE which looks like this This can be a story about >>>>>>> anyone who lives in the On the right hand side there are links to other Goornong area . pages: The +25 Community Plan survey Please feel free to submit any interesting infor- Become a Friend of Goornong mation and some pictures. Historical dates Goornong Guys & Gals We’d like to know your story! Goornong Traders Goornong Notice Board Calendar of Events This month is about The Goornong Guide online ‘David & Di Patterson’ Press releases from the Page 6 & 7 City of Greater Bendigo Goornong Guide Articles CFA news Local areas of interest Keep up to date with news, Fosterville Elmore Bendigo LOG ON TO The Bendigo Advertiser We welcome your ideas and contribu- tions! PLEASE become a Follower and a Friend of Goornong SUMMARY OF THE SMALL TOWNS MEETING, Thursday 12th May 2011. Septic/ Sewerage in Goornong: Residents felt that whilst there had been inspections onthe same, it was felt that there had not been follow up with the residents. They would like tohave further information on the septic viability and longer term prospect of putting Sewerageinto the community. Action. Council staff to liaise with Environmental health for an update on these issues inthe Goornong community, with a view for feedback to be provided. The Intersection on the Barnadown/Axedale road,[ near the Barnadown Uniting Church,needs to be staggered, [cars travelling too fast] This has been placed on the forward workslist estimated to cost $120K. This will not occur in the 2011/2012 capital works program. The Barnadown / Elmore intersection improvements have been placed on the forwardworks list estimated to cost $150K. Residents advised that these works will not occurring the2011/2012 program.Action. Council staff to request for future assessment by engineering staff.
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  10. 10. P a g e 1 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d e MEDIA have included construction of terraced seating at the Barnard Street end, re- RELEASES shaping of the ground, asbestos removal from the grandstand, improve- ments the existing netball GAME ON – QEO READY FOR ACTION! court and installation of a new electronic screen for the scoreboard..Following a meeting with user groups the City of ―We are very pleased with the finished produce andGreater Bendigo will officially look forward to seeingopen the $2.2M redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Oval footy and netball back at the famous QEO,‖ said Mrsurface and surrounds Niemann.prior to the start of the June 11 senior match betweenthe grounds two The $2.2M project has been funded by the City oftraditional tenants South Bendigo and Sandhurst. Greater Bendigo and State and Federal Governments and will be jointly openedCity of Greater CEO Craig Niemann said the official by Mayor Rod Fyffe,opening with a match Hugh Delahunty Minister for Sport, the Hon Damianbetween the grounds traditional co-tenants is a fan- Drum MLC and Stevetastic way to showcase the Gibbons MHR.redeveloped ground and the rebuilding that has beencompleted. $57.87 MILLION FOR MAJOR WORKS―The contractors and City of Greater Bendigo staff The City of Greater Bendigo will spend $57.87 mil-have done a great job in lion as part of the 2011/2012redeveloping this great local sporting facility for the budget to undertake a range of significant capital andGreater Bendigo region. major works projects andIt is our premier sports ground and one that we initiatives to benefit local communities, business andshould all be very proud of,‖ residents throughout thesaid Mr Niemann. municipalityHe said while most of the home games involving City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe saidSouth Bendigo, Sandhurst, Council has provided $12.8 MBendigo Bombers and Bendigo Pioneers scheduled toward the proposed new 418 space, multi deck carfor the remainder of park facility in Edward Street.the 2011 season will go ahead as planned the Citywill look at moving some ―This is the single biggest allocation in the to protect the new turf and ensure it’s in top The community has repeatedlycondition for the finals. told Council through the annual community surveys that parking is the number one―It must be remembered that this is a brand new sur- priority and this year we are moving forward with thisface and while it’s safe to important community andplay on we do need to manage it well by putting in business measures to protectthe surface while it’s still establishing. ―We are also proposing to spend $9.5M though our road construction program,―The BFL, Bombers and Pioneers have all expressed $4.9M on drainage works and $841,000 on foot-their desire to play on paths.the ground but they want the City to make sure thesurface is maintained in ―The floods we experienced earlier this year high-a top condition for the remainder of the season and lighted the need for additionalwe believe this is very spending in this area and Council has responded byachievable if we put a slightly altered fixture in place. providing significant funding for new drainage infrastructure including $1.5M to up-―The Clubs are to be congratulated for their under- grade drainage in the Californiastanding and patience while Gully Shopping Centre.we have redeveloped the ground. They have all beenvery accommodating,‖ ―Other drainage works will also be undertaken insaid Mr Niemann. Golden Square, Kangaroo flat, Strathfieldsaye and Flora Hill,‖ said Cr Fyffe.He said other works involved in the redevelopment
  11. 11. P a g e 1 1 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Other highlights of the works program include: CITY AWARDS DESIGN TENDERS FOR AIRPORTOther highlights of the works program include: REDEVELOPMENT$3.8 M to undertake environmental compliance works The redevelopment of Bendigo Airport has moved an-at Eaglehawk Landfill other step forward$1.3M for new Bicycle and Walking Paths with the City of Greater Bendigo awarding two sepa-$1.3M for improvements to Early Learning Centres and rate tenders for thepre schools engineering design of a proposed new runway and a$3.23M for new Epsom Huntly Community Pavilion proposed Airport$511,000 for new Mandurang Community Pavilion Business Park.$371,450 for extension and upgrade of Strathdale ParkPavilion City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said the$350,000 for Ewing Park Oval redevelopment awarding of both design$357,000 for extension and upgrade of Weeroona tenders is important because it will provide the detailOval Pavilion necessary to enable the$450,000 for heritage garden restorations at Bendigo physical upgrade of the airport.Botanic Gardens$210,000 to construct a synthetic multi purpose train- ―Local firm Tomkinson Group will undertake the Airporting facility at Kennington Business Park layout and engineering design in tandem with AureconMajor local road projects include:- Australia who have$1.2M - Mitchell Street (from Pall Mall to Myers Street) been appointed to prepare the proposed parallel run-$832,000 - Patons Road Eppalock (Gleesons to Czar way and associatedCrt) infrastructure design.$1.2M - Kennewell Street Epsom (Scott Street toBuckland Street) ―The Business Park design includes a review of the$539,500 - Elmore Barnadown Rd Goornong present layout inline with(Bendigo/Murchison Rd to Ellis Rd) the adopted Master Plan to cater for aviation and other$546,000 - Mackenzie Street West Stage One (Alder airport compatibleSt to Olympic Pde) business,‖ said Cr Fyffe.$351,000 - Thunder Street North Bendigo ―Both firms will work closely with the City to establish$2.6M - Reseals and asphalt resurfacing to various accurate project costsroads. and an appropriate staged development plan for the works to be undertakenCr Fyffe said in addition to new road projects Council in association with the Victorian Government and po-will also spend $12.7 M on road tentially the Australianmaintenance works such as resealing, resheeting and Government.shoulders across the whole ofthe municipality. ―The redevelopment of Bendigo Airport is necessary to continue to support―We are really very fortunate to have the capacity to the emergency services including Air Ambulance andmaintain a large capital Department ofand major works program that ensures we continue to Sustainability and Environment Airbase as well as ele-invest in the future of our vate the airport to amunicipality. regional status in keeping with a City the size and stat- ure of Bendigo,‖ said Cr―Greater Bendigo continues to experience strong Fyffe.growth and it is important forCouncil to continue to provide new infrastructure andundertake works to cater for ourgrowing community. For more press release, please fol-―Over the next 12 months we will undertake a range of low the links from our websitesmall and large projectsacross all areas of our operations to continue to pro- www.goornong.comvide excellent facilities forresidents,‖ Cr Fyffe said.
  12. 12. P a g e 1 2 G o o r n o n g G u i d eBENDIGO TO HOST 2012 LITTLE ATHLETICS VIC- ―Other events throughout the weekend will include a TORIA twilight carnival on Friday STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS evening to welcome families and other interactive sites.Young athletes from around the state will meet at the ―The Victorian Team for the Australian Little AthleticsLaTrobe University Bendigo Championships which will takeAthletics Complex on March 25 & 26 2012 to contest place in Tasmania will be selected at the conclusion ofthe Little Athletics Victoria the State ChampionshipsState Track & Field Championships. and it is anticipated that local Bendigo athletes will again feature well as they have inCity of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said previous years.Bendigo is delighted to havesecured this important sporting event for the region. COUNCIL ADOPTS NEW COMMUNITY ACCESS―The City of Greater Bendigo is delighted to have PLANfinalised arrangements inconjunction with Little Athletics Victoria for what The City of Greater Bendigo has adopted a new Com-promises to be a feast of junior munity Access andtalent at the La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Inclusion Plan 2011-2014 as part of its ongoing commit-Complex next March. ment to reduce barriers for people with a disability.―The Little Athletics Victoria State Track and FieldChampionships are considered City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said this isone of the biggest events on the state’s athletic sport- the Council’s thirding calendar each year and plan to be adopted.the championships are expected to attract over 2,500athletes and up to 3,500 ―According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data ap-spectators to Bendigo from 102 centres throughout proximately 20% ofVictoria,‖ said Cr Fyffe. Victoria’s population has some form of disability which means that aboutHe said the City has developed a great working rela- 20,000 people in Greater Bendigo could be affected bytionship with Little Athletics a permanent orVictoria over a number of years. temporary disability,‖ said Cr Fyffe.―This type of event is important because it attracts a The Community Access and Inclusion Plan 2011-2014large number of visitors identifies key actionsfrom throughout Victoria and generates substantial over the next three years which are based on the foureconomic benefit for the local objectives of the Plan:-economy spread across accommodation, cafés, res- • Reduce barriers to a person with a disability accessingtaurants, retail shops and goods, servicesattractions prior to and after the event,‖ said Cr Fyffe. and facilities; • Reduce barriers to persons with a disability obtainingDean Paulin, General Manager of Little Athletics Vic- and maintainingtoria said Bendigo is considered employment;the most central point in Victoria to stage the champi- • Promote inclusion and participation in the communityonships. of persons with a disability; and―Bendigo has great facilities and a proven track re- • Achieve tangible changes in attitudes and practicescord for successfully hosting this which discriminate against persons with a disability.event and the State Multi Championships in the past,‖said Mr Paulin. ―The City of Greater Bendigo has a strong commitment to social inclusion,He said after previously qualifying in Region events human rights, diversity and community engagementthroughout the state Athletes which are key principlesfrom under 9 to under 15 age groups will compete in of the plan,‖ Cr Fyffe said.a variety of running, jumpingand throwing events in Bendigo over two days. The Community Access and Inclusion Plan 2011-2014 is available to view online at
  13. 13. P a g e 1 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d e CITY OF GREATER BENDIGO. TIGHT FIT Rural Support Community Flood Recovery Did you hear about the teacher who was A direst mail out of a questionnaire to Farmers by helping one of her kindergarten students Council Officers resulted put his boots on? in information on the impact by the recent flood events. for more information contact; He asked for help and she could see why. Jenny Pendlebury With her pulling and him pushing, the boots Rural Support Coordinator still didnt want to go on. When the second 5434 6479 boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said "teacher, theyre on the wrong feet." Farm Plan 21 She looked, and sure enough, they were. You cant predict the future but you can plan for it. It wasnt any easier pulling the boots off Contact Kevin Moschetti than on. She managed to keep her cool Project Officer Whole Farm Planning as together they worked to get the boots Department of Primary Industries back on - this time on the right feet. Farm Services Victoria P.O. Box 3100 He then announced, "These arent my Bendigo Delivery Centre Vic 3554 boots." she bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didnt Phone 03 5430 4804 - 0409351286 you say so?" like she wanted to do. Once Email: again she struggled to help him pull the Web. ill-fitting boots off. Bendigo Inventors Awards 2011. The awards are open to anyone with an innovative He then announced, " Theyre my brothers invention -- boots. My Mom made me wear them." Sheincluding engineers, students, scientists, technicians, creative people, entrepreneurs, didnt know if she should laugh or cry.individuals, companies, inventors and backyard tink- She then mustered up the grace to wrestle ers. Your invention could the boots onto his feet again. be patented or just in the ideas stage. She said " Now where are your mittens?" Entry forms are available at any of the following; He said, " I stuffed them in the toes of my ONLINE: boots... "
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  16. 16. P a g e 1 6 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.
  17. 17. P a g e 1 7 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 Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meetings are held at the Goornong Recreation Reserve, Community Hall, Our next meeting date is Monday 27th June EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS! Women’s Fire Fighter Training DayGoornong Rural Fire Brigade has 10 female firefighters, most of them being active members. Onthe 22nd of May, Felicity Nicholls, Donna English and Teisha Fullex attended a training day at Axedalefire station, attended by approximately 14 female firefighters from the local district. Tim McCrohanas well as other firefighters (including two other Captains) assisted with the training. Even thoughthe day was full of laughter and new friendships, we filled the day with important training exercisessuch as using the quick fill, floating collar tanks, draughting from overhead sources, hose and pumpoperation. We had a guest speaker from CISM and Tim demonstrated the clinker from the Gilmacfire and talked about “preserving the scene”. Highlight of the day was seeing Teish soaked and cov-ered in mud with a grin from ear-to-ear after a fun-filled hose aiming skill game! Minimum Skills trainingSunday 1st May marked the completion of the latest group completing minimum skills. 14 recruitsbecame accredited - 8 of which were from Goornong. The exciting thing is that of these 8 members- 6 are local farmers from our district. With the completion of minimum skills we have 3 memberswith a total of 90 years experience in the CFA returned to the brigade, Peter and Kevin Howard andEd English. Their knowledge and experience will be fantastic for the brigade. On the day 2 of ourtrainers were also assessed.This is the second minimum skills course we have run through Goornong in the last 18 months. Ithas been a lot of hard work and special thanks to the following people - Dave Patterson, DenisCrowe, Tim McCrohan, Phil Challis (Bullengarook), Ewan Paton (Huntly) Andrew and Peter Polwarth(Bendigo). Congratulations again to all involved. Goornong now has over 40 accredited minimalskills fire fighters on our books... Elmore Fire Brigade Centenary CelebrationsOver the weekend of the 21/22 May, many of our members attended celebrations in honour of theElmore Fire Brigade protecting the community over the last 100 years. Firstly there was a dinner,followed by an open day and BBQ. Our brigade presented their brigade with a large framed print ofa painting depicting firefighters in action. Election of new Office BearersThe AGM and Election was held on the 2nd May. The following Officers were elected;Captain Tim McCrohan For more information, please contactSecretary/Treasurer Felicity Nicholls (re-elected) Secretary: Felicity Nicholls on 5432 24501st Lt. Denis Crowe 1601 Epsom-Barnadown Road, Goornong,2nd Lt. Peter Reidy 35573rd Lt. Jason Carty (re-elected)4th Lt. Matt Read Visit our web site atComms. Officer Bob Hall (re-elected) The Goornong Rural Fire Brigade Encourages diversity, team work and a family atmosphere. It involves itself in com- munity projects. It has a broad age group and new members are most welcome.
  18. 18. P a g e 1 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Drover Arms Takeaway food Available Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm till 8pm FREE BROADBAND 4 ALL Fish $4.20 Prawns $1.20 Scallops $1.50 Dim sims $1.00 Chicko roll $2.80 Spring roll $2.30 Potato cakes $ .80 Min chips $2.00 Chicken burger $6.50 ph 5432 2210 BOOK REVIEWS Want to share your favourite book?Tell us about it and we will feature it in our book review section next time.
  19. 19. P a g e 1 9 G o o r n o n g G u i d e 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. AS WELL AS BEING ONLINE WITH OUR FIREWOOD OWN WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE, WE ARE GLOBAL! Old & New—cut your own for $80 per cubic meter Thanks to Sharon Fullex, the Goornong Guide is not only being distributed around our region [Huntly, Axedale, Elmore, Fosterville Mine, The Phone: 0417 363 710 advertiser and G.of G.B council] the guide is now headed to the States and to England..... In the States our guide is electronically sent to on NEW RECIPE! 5,000 house holds and nearly 1,000 in the UK {these are being printed free of charge} Baked Ginger Ham Steaks So the Guide has now just under 6,000 read- 4 Ham steaks ers ......not bad for a small country town paper! 2 Sweet Potatoes, sliced & cooked 1 tsp butter So if you have something to advertise, feel free 1 tsp brown sugar to contact us. Pinch of ground ginger WE ARE GREAT VALUE! 1/4 citrus fruit juice Wes White Bricklaying Place ham steaks in a flat dish, cover withsweet potato slices, mix butter, sugar & gin- All types of brickwork ger, spread over ham & potatoes. Free quotesPour citrus juice over, bake in a pre heated Mob 0438441226 Houses, Fences, Renovations, oven at 200c for 15 minutes. Patch Ups, Wineries, Sheds H 0354322205 Laying of new & old bricks Baste several times Block work Goornong 3557 No Job Too BIG or Too SMALL! DELICIOUS!!!
  20. 20. P a g e 2 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Checking out the causes of coughs and coldsIt is almost 90 years ago that surgical masks were a common sight in Australian cities. Infact, it was way back during the so-called ―Spanish flu‖ of 1918. The flu then caused an esti-mated 50 million deaths worldwide, including around 12,000 Australians out of a population atthe time of less than 5 million.More recently, in 2005 and 2006, some health workers advocated the use of face masks tohelp prevent the spread of SARS - severe acute respiratory syndrome. Then again, last yearthe use of face masks was promoted to reduce the likely spread of swine flu.Of course there are other precautions we can take too. Respiratory infections are spreadprincipally by droplets of viruses and bacteria being coughed up by one person and inhaledby another. However, colds and flu can literally be caught! We are all taught to politely coverour mouths when we cough; but viruses can survive on the hand for hours, and even thehand to hand contact of a simple greeting can result in unhealthy consequences.Coughing or sneezing into disposable tissues rather than hands or a handkerchief is a far bet-ter option. If no tissue is available try coughing or sneezing into the inside of your elbow.Medically speaking, a cough is the automatic defensive action our body employs to clear andprotect our lungs from such things as dust, foreign bodies, smoke, fumes and viral and bacte-rial infections. We cough with such force that the explosion of air from the lungs travels at aspeed of approximately 900kms an hour and may propel bacteria and virus particles up to240cm. That’s real germ-spreading power.Most people will get a cold this winter; some who are unlucky or ill-prepared might even getthe flu. So chances are you will need to seek the advice of your pharmacist to recommendsomething to relieve those frustrating symptoms.There are a number of coping strategies you can use to minimise the discomfort: drink plentyof fluid, get plenty of rest and eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables tosupply natural anti-oxidants – all simple strategies to strengthen the immune system. And ofcourse, depending on the type of cough and cold symptoms you have, you might choose totake a medicine to make life a little more bearable.A cough may be classified as ―productive‖ where you have plenty of mucus or phlegm irritat-ing the airways and just itching to be coughed up, or it may be described as ―dry‖ – naggingand annoying to the person with the cough and anyone close enough to be within earshot.Coughs may also be described as ―acute‖ or ―chronic‖. Acute coughs are generally causedby a viral or bacterial infection – perhaps a cold, the flu or pneumonia. They may also becaused by a foreign body or environmental pollutants such as smoke or fumes. Chroniccoughs, those lasting many weeks or months, are usually caused by cigarette smoking (bothactive and passive form of smoking). The most likely causes of chronic cough in non-smokers are post-nasal drip, asthma and so-called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (amore persistent and usually severe form of heartburn). Some prescription medicines, espe-cially those used to treat high blood pressure may also cause a chronic cough.However long the duration of your cough, whether you’ve got a hacking cough or just a tickleand especially if you’re taking other medicines, check with your pharmacists at The WhiteHills Pharmacy before you self select a treatment. And ask for one of the fact cards titledCough or Colds and Flu. Be informed and use your medications safely.Yours in good healthAnn, Mary, Megan and The Girls at the White Hills Pharmacy
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  22. 22. P a g e 2 2 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)
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  24. 24. P a g e 2 4 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 STORMWATER &SEWER DRAINS POWER CABLES TELEPHONE DATAS CABLES POOL & SPA LEAKS Kel O’Brien Ph:03 5432 2295 or 0418 700554
  25. 25. P a g e 2 5 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
  26. 26. P a g e 2 6 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Would you like to promote your event or business?Advertising space is available in the Goornong Guide and online which offers fantastic exposure direct to local people as well as to visitors and the world wide web. We are a small group of volunteers who want to unite and develop our community. If you would like to support us or benefit from this, please email; or ring 0417 363 710 Septic tanks cleaned Servicing Goornong and surrounding areas. 7 days a week
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  28. 28. P a g e 2 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e OK, that’s all of the fun stuff Now we need your feedback and input URGENTLY . GOORNONG AND DISTRICT +25 COMMUNITY PLAN FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CITY of GREATER BENDIGO TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT of LOCAL COMMUNITIES. If we want to benefit from this financial contribution to develop our township and create a stronger community, then we need to focus our thoughts for a united future. So we would REALLY appreciate your thoughts on the following GOALS and ACTIONS of the existing plan.Please complete the attached survey and return to the Goornong Post Office OR PREFERABLY YOU CAN COMPLETE IT IN ONLINE. Please log onto the internet and go to then follow the links to complete the following survey. Now please log on or pick up a pen and put it into action before you get distracted. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to ring Vanessa on 0417 363 710 *** PLEASE NOTE *** We are arranging to meet with a Council representative and discuss the results of this survey to formalise our plan. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND On Monday, June 6th 2011 at 7.30pm, Recreation Reserve Hall. This is a changed date!