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  1. 1. Goornong Guide your link to the Goornong Community Volume 26 Issue 9 270 copies produced each month 1st Sept 2011 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON OUR EFFORTS! 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 those who contributed to these sums: And book your ad online. Post Office $19.80; Bob Halls General We can also feature you on our Store $37.10; Drovers Arms Hotel $58.75 Face Book pageDeadline 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 PERSONAL NOTICES HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Please let know if you have any births, deaths or bereavements you We hope that you have a wonderful day would like to share and that you know how special you are in every way! Comer. Deepest Sympathy to: HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY Keith, Maureen & Kim, Lorraine & Kevin, JOHN Le GUEN Margaret & Leo, Noel [dec] & Lyn, 14th August Brian & Helen, & Children Johnnos 6oth on the passing of their Mother from Justin, Flo, Jennie & Grandmother Jean. & Danielle. and Grandkids. Winzar {Gleeson] SURPRISE SOMEONE Our Sympathy to Kath Read & Family PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU‘D on the passing of her sister, Aunty LIKE A PERSONS NAME & Relatives. MENTIONED HERE. 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 S e p t e m b e r / O c t o b e r 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 Sunday 11th Landcare Group Leans Road Huntly 9:30 am Tuesday 13th Pool Meeting Rec, Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 14th Rec. Reserve Meeting Drover‘s Arms Hotel 7.30pm Wednesday 21st V.F.F./Landcare Rec.Res. Hall Monday 26th C.F.A. Rec. Res. Hall 7.30pm October Monday 3rd A.G.M. Goornong Guide Rec. Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 5th Goornong Gals Rec. Res. Hall 7.00pm Thursday 6th Memorial Hall Soldier‘s Memorial Hall 7.30pm Tuesday 11th Pool Meeting Rec. Res. Hall 7.30pm Wednesday 12th Rec. Res. Meeting Drover‘s Arms Hotel 7.30pm Wednesday 19th V.F.F./Landcare Rec. Res. Hall All meetings and events can be viewed online— 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
  5. 5. P a g e 5 G o o r n o n g G u i d e 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! *** URGENT MEETING Goornong Swimming Pool Meeting Tuesday, Sept 13th at 7.30pm at Rec Reserve ALL USERS PLEASE ATTEND! The Gold Fields Equestrian Club Inc Aug 2nd, Education Day. September 17th, Rally ALL WELCOME ‘Gold Fields’ Is host to the RDA State Championships Riding Develops Abilities September 24th & 25th ALL WELCOME The Goornong Rural Fire Brigade meetings are held at the Goornong Recreation Reserve, Community Hall, September 26th EVERYONE IS WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE MORE MEMBERS! What’s on in October The Gold Fields Equestrian Club Inc Aug 2nd, Education Day. October 15th, Rally ALL WELCOME
  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–
  8. 8. P a g e 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Eulogy for Jean (Grandma) Comer 11/8/11 Written by grandson, Matthew Comer.We have all come together today to pay tribute to a grand lady. Known to some of us as Mrs. Comer,Mum, Grandma Comer, ‗Cheese‘, or even ‗Mummy‘, as Brian still playfully called her, Jean was astrong woman who lived a rich and full 95 years. In preparing these few words it quickly becameclear that there is so much material from her long and busy life that it was a challenge to fit it all in. Inrecent days, as family have reminisced, some strong themes of her life were often mentioned, such ashard work, devotion to family, faith, community and loads of fun.Jean was born on the 27th July 1916 at Eaglehawk, the eldest child of Mary and Peter Pianto. Whenshe was just a few months of age the family moved to Kanira, now known as Culgoa. Then at the ageof three they moved to Wooroonook near Charlton where her father managed a farm. Jean completedall her schooling at Wooroonook East State School. She and her sisters rode ponies 3 miles to school,sometimes doubling up on the one horse. At the age of 13 Jean completed her schooling and that sameyear the family moved back to Victoria St, Eaglehawk.At 13 and now back in Eaglehawk, Jean commenced paid work, initially doing housework for a fewladies around Eaglehawk, often for a few weeks after the women had had babies. At around 14 sheworked for a while at Magetti‘s wine hall in the Whipstick doing all the cleaning and cooking. Shehad to stay there as it was too far to walk there each day. It was her first time away from the familyand she became very homesick.When Jean was 15 she got work for about 3 months helping Mrs. Comer senior at Goornong. Shehelped with washing, ironing and cleaning and spent a lot of time with a young 17 year old Tom, rab-biting, walking around the paddocks and doing odd jobs on the farm.After this she worked at the Camp Hotel in Eaglehawk doing all the washing, ironing, cleaning andpolishing for the 8 rooms in the hotel, and some cooking. She has been heard to say that she workedfive and a half years at the Camp Hotel and never once had a drink!Jean was the oldest of 12 children and in recent days one reflection was that she probably startedworking when she was about 6, helping her mother with the younger kids, and didn‘t stop working tillshe was nearly 90. During those early years she gave all her wages to her mum to help with the fami-ly. Her grandkids have occasionally been ‗tickled pink‘, as she would say, when Jean would reel offthe names of her brothers and sisters, almost like a rhyme; Jean, Marie, Mena, Jim, Doreen, Rita,Frank, Carmel, Peter, Joe, Margaret and Bernie... we were amazed that there could be so many kids ,(and that she could remember all their names in order). In latter years, Jean and her sisters regularlycame together for their legendary ‗chat days‘ , and boy they could talk. Jolly used to make himselfscarce when it was held at Goornong. Of course, as a Pianto, Jean followed Geelong, a tradition thatcontinues in the family, and she always maintained a strong identity with Eaglehawk.There was an occasion when Jean, Marie and Mena made the trip to the Goornong Ball. Jean wantedto see Tom, only to find he was in hospital. She later went to visit him in hospital and that‘s when itall started. Tom and Jean were going out for a couple of years, Tom often making the trip to attenddances with Jean at St. Liborious Eaglehawk. They were married on Easter Monday 14th April 1941 atSt. Liborious. A new chapter of her life then began, on the farm at Goornong.After their marriage, Jeans mother-in-law hired some carpenters to come and cut a couple of roomsoff the old house and shift them across the yard, as the beginning of Tom and Jeans family home.Over the years Jean took to renovating. She built the sleep out, knocked a wall out of the passage and
  9. 9. P a g e 9 G o o r n o n g G u i d emade a stool out of an old combine box to seat the ‗extra bums ‗at the table as the family grew.That stool still comes out at family bonfires. Life on the farm meant lots of hard work. There wasplenty of milking and feeding pigs and chooks as well as keeping the house in order. Jean kept upto 500 ducks on the dam and sold eggs from her many chooks. A couple of times a week she wouldhead across the paddocks with pram and toddlers in tow, to the highway to pick up ice blocks, asthey wouldn‘t deliver off the main road. She would then return with the ice in the pram back to thehouse to cool the food for a few more days. Poor little Brian must have had a cold ride home!Another favourite story of Jeans, was how she would have to lead the horse right round the pad-dock for the first round when Tom was using the binder to make hay. The horse had to be keptmoving to avoid disrupting the working of the binder, but wanted to stop and feed in the uncut hayof the first round.Unlike today, in Jean and Toms‘ time there was no such thing as a mobile phone on the farm. Thisdidn‘t worry Jean though, she had quite a voice on her and many a time something like ―TOM,DINNERS READY!!!‖ could be heard echoing across the paddocks.While there was lots of hard work on the farm, there were also plenty of good times. There are somany stories from family, extended family and friends , of good times shared at the Comers farm atGoornong, round the table, under the tree out the front, or down the swamp.Jean and Tom were blessed with 6 children, Keith, Maureen, Lorraine, Margaret, Noel and Brian.They were always very proud of their kids and took a strong interest in their lives, as well as alwaysbeing there for them in many ways. Jean was always proud of Father Keith, especially when theygot to park in the ‗special priests spot‘ at Muskerry when he was home on holidays. She sat up alittle straighter in Mass when he was on the altar. Some of the family have lived far and wide across the country and overseas over the years andwhile Jean often lamented that they were ‗so far away‘, in reality the family always remained close.Recently, while watching a DVD that Maureen put together from Mum‘s old slides it was amazingto see all the adventures that Jean and Tom had to many destinations, usually while visiting family.Having family across the country gave them quite an opportunity to travel. They even won a trip toSingapore in a raffle once. Noel and Brian of course remained locally and had tremendous supportfrom Jean and Tom through the years, with their families and their businesses. For many years sheprovided morning and afternoon tea for ‗the boys‘ who would gladly knock off and come up to thehouse. She would also make regular trips down to the shed to see what they were up to and whowas around, though they loved to frustrate her by only telling her the nicknames of people who hadcalled in. She didn‘t ‗miss a beat‘ from that kitchen window.As in-laws joined the family and19 grandchildren followed, Jean opened her heart and her home toeach one. Grandma and Grandpa have been an important part of all our lives. We all rememberthings like the sandpit, shelling peas (and for some who didn‘t like peas, the pile spooned onto theirplate without choice at mealtime is a lasting memory ) , the walks down the swamp with Grandma,picking mushrooms or wild sweet peas, Grandma‘s tale of the ‗hooligaroofus‘ which lived downthe swamp, how we all crammed into the lounge for slide nights or around the kitchen table for adelicious roast, How did we all fit? Grandma and Grandpa‘s 50th and 60th wedding anniversariesperhaps stand out as special times. (I/Matt) personally spent many happy hours at their house, oftenfollowing Grandma around the garden and I‘m sure this has influenced my path in life. Any timethere were visitors there would inevitably be a tour of the impressive garden. (I/Matt) often fol-lowed along and when arriving at a certain plant Grandma would ask ―what‘s this one called Matt‖.I would quietly reply ―Kiss-Me-Quick‖ at which Grandma would grab me and give me a big kiss!Grandma was a terrific cook. It is amazing now to think back at how she so consistently had aready supply of cakes, buns, jelly slice, scones, jam, fruit cake, vegie soup, and pavs for special oc-
  10. 10. P a g e 1 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Continued ~ Eulogy for Jean (Grandma) Comer 11/8/11 Written by grandson, Matthew Comer.casions. Of course the tea pot was always on the table. It was always a bonus to be there on bakingday when you might get to lick the bowl, all the while listening to Grandma‘s constant tunes, whis-tled, hummed or sung. Her time management was impressive with each day set aside for a set task,washing day, ironing day etc. Grandma and Grandpa were amazingly self sufficient with an abundantsupply of vegies, milk, cream, preserves, meat, eggs and more importantly generosity and love. Someof our families almost grew up on their produce, and many others in the community also benefitedfrom their generosity. The builders who renovated their house in the 1980‘s surely couldn‘t have be-lieved their luck when supplied with lavish morning and afternoon tea every day on the dining settingset up on the lawn.Jean also worked hard for her community and gained much from an active community life. She wasinvolved in many a fundraising drive and with many activities including the Catholic Church at Goor-nong and Muskerry, Goornong school mother‘s club, the Goornong hall, CWA, bowls, cards atAxedale and Friday night bongo at the bowling club (Usually with a car load of grandkids). Her hobbies seemed endless, and how did she find time for them all. There was crochet, sewing, mac-ramé, gardening , and of course she was always knitting. Most of the grandkids had at some time ajumper knitted from wool scraps, regardless of colour co-ordination.She was devoted to her faith throughout her life. She rarely missed Mass and was proud to regularlysupply her flowers for the altar.10 years ago this year, Jean and Jolly were devastated at the loss of Noel, now re-united. But like al-ways they picked up and carried on with determination.In recent years great-grandchildren began to arrive and they now number 27 and counting?! They‘vebrought Grandma and Grandpa much gentle joy during their older years.As they aged, Jean and Jolly were grateful for much support from caring family and friends, helpingthem to stay in their home as long as possible. About 7 years ago a major change occurred when Tomand Jean moved to Bethlehem home after over 60 years together on the farm, and while there was re-sistance and sadness at this time, Jean adapted wonderfully to her new home. The tenderness and de-votion they showed each other during these years was touching, Jean sitting with Jolly at his bedsideevery day. Jolly passed away in September 2006.........after 63 years of marriage and Grandma lostthe love of her life.Her graciousness and determination continued and she adapted well to a move to Heathcote Hostel.She turned 95 two weeks ago and although unwell ,she shared this special occasion with family. Weare thankful to the staff at Bethlehem and Heathcote for their loving care. Grandma is now at peaceand re-united with jolly, her hard work is over.A common sentiment among the family during this time is that it is the end of an era for us. Grandmawill be greatly missed but we have so many wonderful memories. We just hope that Jolly has a shedup there that he can retreat to occasionally (with a fridge), as we all know who the boss was in theirhouse.
  11. 11. P a g e 1 1 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Te s ty ou rk no wl e dg e! ?
  12. 12. P a g e 1 2 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
  13. 13. P a g e 1 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Great performance from Local Mine Rescue TeamAt the recent 19th Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition the Fosterville GoldMine Emergency Response Team came a very close second. The overall winner was from West-ern Australia ( KCGM & Kanowna Belle), by a mere 0.8% ahead of the local team. Rescueteams travelled from W.A, Tasmania, NSW and Stawell for the event. Part of competition was held on site at the Fosterville Gold Mine, while the Huntly CFA TrainingGround, and UME in Marong Road Bendigo also provided areas for scenarios to be tested.The competition tests skills in teamwork and endurance over a range of different emergency situa-tions. Events include fire fighting, theory, first aid, as well as search and rescue. The Fostervilleteam were the winners of the Rope Rescue Competition.Fosterville Gold Mine general manager, Ian Holland, is very proud of the team and congratulatedAdam Coates, Mick Ryan, Brian Curry, Byron Padgham, Karl Shay, Mick Gibbons and Khan Oateson an outstanding effort.The success of such events also relies on many others at the mine providing support and ensur-ing all runs smoothly during the competition scenarios. The mine provides the opportunity for em-ployees to join the emergency response team and provides regular training for emergency situa-tions. Over the years the Company has built up a group of employees who have been through theemergency response team training, including participation in competitions, and they now providea core of very skilled rescue staff across all work areas of the mine site.
  14. 14. P a g e 1 4 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.
  15. 15. P a g e 1 5 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: Election of Officer Bearers. & Endorsement of the GOALS and STRATEGIES of the entire Goornong Community. We will then be acting on these to initiate progress with infrastructure, events, projects and activities. PLEASE Feel free to join us in our endeavour to Get Goornong Going! September 5th, 2011 - 7.30 pm at the Rec Reserve
  16. 16. P a g e 1 6 G o o r n o n g G u i d e KIDS CORNER JOKES RECIPE EASY ICECREAMSue: ―Dogs are terrible dancers‖ (3 ingredients and no ice cream ma-Allen: ―How do you know that?‖ chine needed!Sue: ―They have two left feet.‖ ~ With electric beaters, beat one can ofRachel: ―Did you know that dogs eat more sweetened condensed milk with athan elephants?‖ dash of vanilla and 600mls thickenedPenny: ―No way! How can they do that?.‖Rachel: ―There are thousands of times cream for about five minutes until it ismore Dogs in the world than there are Ele- a whipped cream consistency.phants.‖ (There is no need for any further stirring and ~ no need for an icecream machine.) Freeze in a 2-litre icecream containerBlake: ―My dog‘s the smartest in town. Hecan say his own name in perfect English.‖ for at least six hours or overnight.Alice: ―What‘s his name?‖ Enjoy.Blake: ―Ruff‖ You can also stir through nuts, choco- ~ late, fruit, toffee etc to it for differentMarie: ―I can always tell when my dog is flavours or colour with food dye beforehappy.‖ freezing.Michael: ― Does he wag his tail?‖Marie: ― No, but he stops biting me.‖ ~ Drover ArmsA pet shop owner was trying to talk Mrs. Takeaway food Available Tuesday to SundayMcLellan into buying a dog for her chil- from 6pm till 8pmdren. ―Oh they‘ll love this little Rascal!‖said the clerk. ―He‘s full of fun and he eats Fish $4.20anything. He especially likes children.‖ ~ Prawns $1.20 Scallops $1.50Jim and Ward were camping out one sum-mer evening, and Mosquitoes were a terri- Dim sims $1.00ble problem. About dark, a different type ofinsect made its presence known: Fireflies, Chicko roll $2.80darting here and there throughout the for-est. ―Wow! Look at those mosquitoes!‖ Spring roll $2.30cried Jim ―Oh, no!‖ Ward said. ―I thoughtwe could hide from them in the dark, but Potato cakes $ .80they‘re coming after us with flashlights!‖ ~ Min chips $2.00Two Fleas hopped down the steps onto Chicken burger $6.50the footpath. One turned to the other andasked, ―Should we walk, or take a dog?‖ ph 5432 2210
  17. 17. P a g e 1 7 G o o r n o n g G u i d e Regain Fitness with PT Mobile personal training in the Goornong area on Mondays between 10.30am and 3.00pm. No equipment needed – we supply all that is required for your workout. 45 minute session – Free! No Obligation FreeTrial Services Provided: Individual personal training and group training. Individual and group training for older adults. Boxing for fitness. Fitness Assessments Weight Loss through exercise and diet Recovering strength and fitness after illness Retain movement and increase bone density with resistance training Qualifications: Cert. III and Cert. IV in Fitness, First Aid (Level 2), Boxing for Personal Trainers and Smart Fitball. Special price of $25 pp per session Or less if group of 3 or more Contact: Mark Gee Ph: 0448 332 741 Email: St Georges Anglican Church Goornong. Back to church Sunday. Sunday September 11, 2011 at 8:00am Haven’t been to church for a while? Never been, or maybe just curious.The Goornong community is invited to attend this special event. Come and share in the good news, enjoy the fel- lowship and share a cuppa and chat afterwards. ALL WELCOME! For more information; Please call Rev David Wilsher on 54326058 or Mark Taig on 54322459
  18. 18. P a g e 1 8 G o o r n o n g G u i d e MEDIA The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for appli- RELEASES cations from local young people who want to have a stronger voice in their community and are interested in being part of a new Youth Ad- CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR visory Group. CITY’S COMMNITY GRANTS PRO- GRAM City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe said young people are the future of our commu-Local community groups and organisations can nity and this new group will provide them withapply for a grant of up to $5,000 through the the opportunity to voice their opinions andCity of Greater Bendigo‟s 2011/2012 Communi- views to create change.ty Grants Program. “The Youth Advisory Group will represent theCity of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Rod Fyffe views of the wider Bendigo youth communitysaid funding is available in the Cultural, Commu- and we are looking for up to 20 young peoplenity Events Community Assistance, Recreation aged from 12 to 25 to participate in this group.and Environmental Sustainability categories. “The Youth Advisory Group will work closely“The City of Greater Bendigo Community with other youth affairs stakeholders and willGrants Program is open to applications from work to establish itself as a significant stake-community groups, clubs and associations to as- holder in local youth affairs.sist them to undertake projects, events, exhibi-tions and performances that will contribute to “The group will also become the primary chan-our vibrant community.” nel for communication between the Greater Bendigo City Council and local young people“Council has made available $224,000 this finan- who regularly participate in and organise youthcial year for the Grants Program and I encour- orientated events. The group will also help toage local organisations who may wish to access shape the development of a youth strategy forfunding assistance to start working on their ap- Greater Bendigo.plications well before applications close on Fri-day 9 September 2011. “This is a completely new group and we are looking for some motivated young people to“Council‟s Community Grants Program has as- help get it off the ground,” said Cr Fyffe.sisted hundreds of local organisations to under-take an array of fantastic projects and initiatives “This is a fabulous opportunity for young peopleover many years and I encourage all interested who want a stronger voice in our community toin applying to read the criteria carefully so they meet others people with similar interests andcan determine the appropriate category for their ideas, build their leadership skills and developapplication,” said Cr Fyffe. the knowledge and skills to affect change.Further information can be obtained by contact- “The young people who get involved will alsoing Craig Wright on 5434 6463 or by visiting have the chance to develop knowledge in Application forms and a work, meeting processes, organising projects,separate guideline document are available on line public speaking, advocating for change and con-or from City of Greater Bendigo offices in Ben- sulting with other stake holders,” said Cr Fyffe.digo and Heathcote. More information on the group or application forms can be obtained fromYOUNG PEOPLE WANTED TO REPRE- or by contacting the SENT CITY’S YOUTH VIEWS City of Greater Bendigo‟s Youth Development
  19. 19. P a g e 1 9 G o o r n o n g G u i d eTeam on (03) 5434 6092 or by emailing contact number and call them back you provide any information. By doing this you can verify that they are legitimate. If you cannot verify that they are legitimate do SAFE COMMUNITY FORUM SAYS not provide the information. WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS Watch out for Medicare Drug Discount cardThe Bendigo Safe Community Forum is urging resi- scams – a number of companies offer drugdents to be mindful of scams. discounts and can save you money however some scams have also been identified. ToBendigo Safe Community Forum Chair Martyn avoid this enrol for a Medicare approvedScrimshaw said scammers are becoming very crea- discount card through Medicare on 1800-tive and he encouraged residents to watch out for Medicare.chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment scams,miracle cure/medical scams, job and work from “Many scammers operate by stealing infor-home scams, lottery/fake prize scams, online ro- mation about you and then take money frommance scams and bogus door to door traders pos- your bank account or do business in your as legitimate tradespeople. This is called identity theft and can be long last- ing and very difficult to fix,” said Mr Scrimshaw.“Scammers tend to prey on vulnerable memberswithin our community so it‟s important that we Things you can do to make sure you are pro-look out for one another and make sure we aren‟t tected include:-falling victim to a scam,” Mr Scrimshaw said. Check your credit card/bank statements regu- larly: often it‟s only small amounts thatHe said the elderly can be an easy target for scam- scammers are taking out of a long period ofmers however if the following tips are followed it time.will help to reduce the likelihood of being Shred all documents that contain personal infor-scammed: mation as scammers often obtain personal details by going through rubbish bins.Sign up for direct deposit at your bank rather than Never send money or give personal details to receive cheques in the mail – by doing this it people you don‟t know or trust. will help reduce the opportunity for mail theft. Avoid putting personal information in an email if Reduce telemarketers calls – sometimes it is very you can. hard to say „no‟ to telemarketers so to avoid If you receive a phone call from a bank don‟t or greatly reduce the occurrence you can reg- automatically provide your personal infor- ister your phone number with the Federal mation. Instead find a contact number and Government „do not call‟ registry. call them back if you can.Ignore direct mail advertising – direct mail scams Delete any emails that turn up from a so-called normally offer something for free or almost bank or any others from unknown sources. free but often also commit you to ongoing fi- If a friend or relative emails you to say that they nancial obligations. This is often in the fine need cash urgently, speak to them directly print to confirm the request is genuine beforeAvoid disclosing personal or financial information – sending any money or bank account details. if someone calls you and requests personal or financial information ask them for a name and The national SCAMwatch website also provides good in- formation about what scams are currently out there and what you should do if you have been For more press release, please fol- scammed. Media contact:: Martyn Scrim- low the links from our website shaw, Chair, Bendigo Safe Community Forum Mobile: 0419 560 777
  20. 20. P a g e 2 0 G o o r n o n g G u i d e How healthy is your hearing?National Hearing Week is an annual event held in the last week of August. It provides an oppor-tunity to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect to your hearing.It‘s a reminder also that the ears are much more than a couple of fairly useful appendages ei-ther side of our head. The ear is a complex piece of equipment consisting of many parts – notjust the visible exterior section. And the ear is responsible not only for hearing but for maintain-ing balance as well.The outer ear captures sound waves which are converted into mechanical energy by the eardrum and the tiny muscles and bones in the middle ear. The inner ear changes this mechanicalenergy into nerve impulses which are then transmitted to the brain. These nerve impulses arethe messages we decipher as different sounds.Semi-circular tubes or canals within the inner ear, acting like a series of spirit levels, also giveus our sense of balance.It‘s not surprising that with such a complicated system things might go wrong. In fact, ear prob-lems are very common and they can be due to many causes. Some causes are very much self-inflicted.Research undertaken a couple of years ago by the National Acoustic Laboratories found that upto a quarter of users of iPods and other portable music devices will suffer hearing problems.And it‘s not the quality of the music but the quantity that‘s causing the damage.Industrial deafness has long been recognised as an occupational health hazard; but research-ers have now shown that whether it‘s a power tool or loud music the adverse affects on the earare just the same. In the study conducted outside Flinders St Railway Station in Melbourne andthe Sydney Town Hall, a quarter of people listening to iPods were doing so at a volume whichexceeded the safety level at construction sites.Consistent exposure to loud music is the most common cause of hearing loss; an easily pre-ventable cause, but as the deafness may not become apparent for some years, treatment is of-ten initiated far too late.‗Noise destroys – turn down the volume‘ is also the message to come from the Australian Tinni-tus Association. Tinnitus literally means ringing or tinkling in the ears, but the constantly annoy-ing sound that many sufferers live with 24 hours a day takes many forms. It might also be ahissing or whistling sound. It may be like living with the summer sound of cicadas all yearround.Many of us, perhaps 20% of the population, experience tinnitus from time to time; but for maybe2% it can be severe and quite disturbing.Apart from noise there are some other aggravating or risk factors. Some medicines – notablyquinine and possibly anti-inflammatory medicines – may cause tinnitus. Caffeine (in tea, coffee,cola or chocolate) and alcohol may worsen tinnitus in some people. And smoking, which nar-rows the blood vessels which supply vital oxygen to the ears, can make tinnitus worse.Tinnitus can often be managed or controlled reasonably well; even so, a cure doesn‘t reallyseem close at hand. However, treatment for some other common ear problems is often mucheasier, provided the cause can be identified early on. The recently up-dated Ear Problems FactCard will help with some hints on how to reduce the risk of ear problems and treat those prob-lems effectively when they do occur. The Card is available from the White Hills Amcal Pharma-cy.Ask for more advice and when there, pick up a copy of the Ear Problems Fact Card.And for more information about Hearing Awareness Week check out the 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 GOORNONG COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOLWe had our meeting in early August and were very relieved that quite a few people turnedup and others registered their interest even though they were unable to attend the meeting.Thank you to those people. Hopefully we can turn around the negativity that seems to havecrept into our organisation and rebuild it back to the fantastic facility that it used to be.At this stage the pool will be opening at the beginning of the season. We have people whoare willing to do the cleaning, the grounds maintenance and take care of the pump.However, we are still very aware that the pool will not open on some days if we do not haveanyone to be on the kiosk. This was one of the major problems last year and if the commu-nity do not put their hand up during the season to resolve this problem, then the future ofthe pool will still be in doubt. We cannot open the pool unless the Kiosk is manned. We justask everyone who uses the pool to take some personal responsibility and put your namedown occasionally to help out. If everyone did this then we would not have a problem.Our AGM will be held in November and at the next AGM all the follow-ing positions will be vacated and 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:Some people have indicated that they will fill these positions so we need you to come to theAGM so we can formally fill the positions.We would like to thank Gavin Lyle for his efforts with the pumps over the last few years.This is such a big commitment and such a vital part of running the pool. We very much ap-preciate the time and effort that Gavin has put in.The next meeting is Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 7.30pm at Rec Reserve. Please comealong and continue to register your support. We have quite a bit to do before the pool willbe ready to open in December. For further information please contact Tony Dillon on 54322220.
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  24. 24. P a g e 2 4 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 Ph: 5449 2790 Mondays 4—4.30pm Outside Goornong Primary School Come along and Support our local library, plenty of books to choose from.
  25. 25. P a g e 2 5 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! N e w C F A s G u i d e l i n e s f o r O p e r a t i n g P r i v a t e E q u i p m e n t a t F i r e sThe responsibility for individuals to fight fire on their own land has always been a part of Victoria’s fire fighting sup-pression management. In fact, CFA was founded from such beginnings.Part of CFA’s commitment to working with these operators of private equipment is to ensure that safety is at thefront of everyone’s mind. Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires were developed to ensure both CFAmembers and operators of private equipment work in co-operation when fighting fires. The guidelines aim to en-sure safer and more effective operations and to help both parties understand their responsibilities at fires.Who are the guidelines for?The guidelines have been developed to help operators of private equipment understand their responsibilities whenfighting fires on or near their land. They will also help improve communication between operators and CFA to en-sure better co-operation between the two.What are the guidelines all about?The guidelines promote safe, efficient, effective and cooperative involvement of operators of private equipment withCFA to control a fire in the shortest time possible. They provide operators information to help them to make in-formed decisions and take responsibility for their actions, and to help them prepare before they even attend a fire.Who do the guidelines apply to?The guidelines apply to operators of private equipment at fires on private land, including burn off activities man-aged by CFA. The guidelines do not apply to individuals defending their homes using fixed or portable firefightingequipment.What is private equipment?"Private equipment" means equipment or machinery (including tankers) owned or operated by a private individualor body that may be used to help contain, suppress or reduce the effects of a fire. It does not include: - equipment or machinery used for the private defence of domestic dwellings in a wildfire; or - equipment or machinery contracted by the fire control agency. Copies available at the Bendigo CFA office or go to 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.
  26. 26. P a g e 2 6 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
  27. 27. P a g e 2 7 G o o r n o n g G u i d e CRAFT CORNER Kindly contributed by Glenyce McCrohanWe have doctor‘s appointments fairly for my kids. I finish the books off by tyingregularly and the boredom factor while and trimming the cotton.waiting can hit for the kids pretty quickly. You could make these by stapling themSomething that I find is fantastic for instead. I don‘t have a big arm stapler sothose situations are to have a little stash I just pop out single staples and push aof pencils or pens, some stickers and pin through where the staple needs tosome note books. go. It is a little time consuming but works a treat if you don‘t have a sewing ma-Now if your kids are like mine, they love note books but not ones that havebeen used a few times. What a waste, I have used these note books as partyso I needed some small books with only favours, for any list writing (I love lists)a few pages in them to get through the- and they are great to hand out whense times. I had seen around the Internet other kids come over to play so every-about making note books out of recycled one can have their own book to draw in.cereal boxes and paper. And if you do a stack at once you will have a ready supply for all your drawing,So I tried it. I made some with new card writing and distracting needs.and recycled some old stuff too. Theyare a fantastic thing to have a stack of Glenyce McCrohanso they can get pulled out whenever youneed them. You know, like doctor‘s vis-its, car trips or even on visits to friendsand family.I have a handy, dandy rotary paper trim-mer which I use to cut the card and pa-per for these. I love it because it makesit so quick to do. I cut everything to auniform size. Usually down to A5 whichmakes a nice little note book when fold-ed. You could just fold the A4 paper tomake an A5 size note book.After they are folded, I stamp them witha picture or frame on the front and then Isew them with the sewing machine. I on-ly put 4 or maybe 5 sheets of paper inthem so they go through the sewing ma-chine fine. That many pages are perfect
  28. 28. P a g e 2 8 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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  30. 30. P a g e 3 0 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 NEW! Try the Book Exchange. NEW! 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
  31. 31. P a g e 3 1 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
  32. 32. P a g e 3 2 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
  33. 33. P a g e 3 3 G o o r n o n g G u i d e WANTED The ANNUAL MEETING of the House to Rent with acres Goornong Guide PLEASE PHONE Rochelle 0431 308 840 will be held on October 3rd 2011 at 7.30pm. at the NOTICE TO RESIDENTSDUMPING OF GARDEN GREENS OR WASTE Recreation Reserve IN GOORNONG RECREATION RESERVE IS Community HallNOT PERMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUB- Bagshot St. Goornong. LIC, EVEN IF A PRE– EXISTING PILE OF BURNABLE MATERIAL IS FORMED All Positions Vacant. OFFENDERS WILL BE FINED All Residents Welcome Goornong Recycle & Please come along and support your Waste Transfer Station local Newsletter. Is open 8am-5pm every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Most recyclable and reusable items are For Sale FREE Basic Fee (recyclable items) 50cents Lots of crochet cotton Full fee (non recyclable waste) $19.00 and knitting wool TVs, Screens and Monitors. $5.00 Fridges, Freezers, Air Conditioners $15.00 Chest Freezer $50.00 More information is available can be found on Gloria or on 0458 346 952. 5432 2301 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.
  34. 34. 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