Month: May 2018

Wotzon in Grenfell

Wednesday – July 18
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Knit, Natter & Nibble – Library – 10am – all knitters welcome – a great charity event

Men’s Shed Open – next to Railway Station – 10am till 3pm – for access by arrangement for all other times ring 0427-317-902

Grenfell Playgroup – Grenfell Public School – 10am till 12noon – Call Emma 6343 -1717

Rotary Meeting – Bowling Club – 6pm

Thursday – July 19

St Joseph’s School Enrolment Open Day – morning tea – 10am till 11am

Leisure Group recommences 26 July – in recess for school holidays

Healthy Heart Group – at Bowling Club – 11am

Yoga Classes – CWA Rooms – 5.30pm – 7pm – 6343 3232

Town Band rehearsal – Band Hall – 7.30pm

Friday – July 20

Bingo – Country Club – 10am

Indoor Bowls – Bowling Club – 7pm

Saturday – July 21

Museum Open – Camp St – (next to Council Chambers) – 10am till 3pm

Grenfell Music Club Wong Family Concert – Uniting Church hall – 2.30pm

Sunday – July 22

Social Golf – Country Club – 8am

MJDS Junior Tennis Tournament- Country Club

Sale – Showground – 11am

Monday – July 23

Museum Open – Camp St (next to Council Chambers) – 9am till 11am

Martial Arts – rear of IGA – 6.30pm till 8pm

Tuesday – July 24

Pole Walking – Showground – 9am

Museum Open – Camp St (next to Council Chambers) – 10am till 3pm

Yoga – CWA Rooms – 5.30pm till 7pm – Sonia 6343 31232

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday – July 25

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants meeting – Melyra St Rooms – 11am

Thursday – July 26

Leisure Group resumes – Uniting Church Hall – all welcome – Ring Norma on 6343- 1809 for more information

Friday – July 27

Australian Red Cross meeting – CWA Rooms – 2pm

Saturday – July 28

Town Band Christmas in July Dinner – Criterion Hotel – 7.30pm

Tuesday – July 31

Grain Growers Guidance Seminar – Bowling Club – 9am till 1pm

Wednesday – August 1

Royal Far West meeting – Bowling Club – 2pm

Thursday – August 2

CWA Day branch meeting – CWA Rooms – 1.30pm

Friday- August 31 & Saturday – September 1

Grenfell PAH& I Show – Grenfell Showground

Monday – August 6

Lions Club Youth of the Year meeting – Railway Hotel – 6pm

Sunday – August 18

Grenfell Music Club Concert – Uniting Church Hall – 2.30pm

Monday – August 20

Probus Club meeting – Bowling Club – 10am

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A rocking Christmas in July – fancy that

Making a colourful splash here are some friends of the band who showed everyone how it was done in the 50’s.They came, they boogied and they rocked at the Grenfell Junior League Christmas in July fundraiser at the Country Club last Saturday night. For one whole night “Happy Days” became a reality show in Grenfell. Making a colourful splash here are some friends of the band who showed everyone how it was done in the 50’s.
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Stingers Football Roundup

Last weekend the Grenfell Stingers travelled over to Parkes to play the Railway Chooks. The Stingers have always enjoyed playing the Chooks and looked forward to a friendly, clean game and that’s just what we got.
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Coming off a win against Parkes Services the Stingers were out to make it two in a row.

The starting eleven (and only eleven), were: Mark ‘pumped up’ Harvey, Murray Walker, Mitch Wheatly, Ben ‘Coach’ Walker, Brad Galvin, Clare Walker, Gary ‘Cadel’ Halloran, Dave Knapp, Dan Harvey, Adam Green and Michael ‘Alfred’ Walker.

Grenfell started well putting early pressure on the Chooks’ defence and it wasn’t too long (15mins) before Grenfell capitalised.

Some good build up play from the backs and midfield some clinical passing from the forwards and a nice chip over the keeper from Michael to top it off put Grenfell 1-0 up.

Chooks came back with some good build up play of their own, especially through the middle of the field (come on Midfield), but our trusty old Keeper held them at bay with some fine saves and some fine yells of “Come on!” and “Yeah!”.

But Grenfell got the better of them again towards the end of the first half, once again Michael showed off his ability to put the ball in the back of the net.

Grenfell up 2-0 and looked to be going into the break with a healthy lead but Chooks had other ideas.

With ten seconds to go the Stingers were already thinking about oranges and Gary’s lollies and forgot they were still playing, which allowed Chooks to score.

Score 2-1 at the break.

It was a game played in extreme weather (the sun was out), the team was not used to the warm weather and for much of the second half it seemed we were battling both the sun and each other.

Chooks seemed to have the upper hand for most of the second half but Stingers managed to hang on for the win.

It finished 2-1 to Grenfell.

We will all have to pull together and work as a team this week if we’re to make it three wins in a row.

Congratulations to Brad who got player’s player of the match (I think).

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Ladie Golf Notes

Not much news to report on the golf front this week.
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Our captain Virginia wishes to thank all the lady helpers for all their work and cooking for the Men’s Open Tournament which was held last weekend.

Shirley Mawhinney, Jan Myers and Julie Scott ventured to Mossvale for their tournament.

No results to hand as yet, but no doubt they had a good time, and many thanks for representing our club.

Results from Last Week

No ladies golf was played last Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of last week. Here’s hoping that this week will be better.

Next Weeks Programme

On Saturday July 14 a 4BBB Aggregate Stroke for the Roma Sinclair Trophy will be played, ladies find yourself a partner and turn up.

A Stroke will be played on Sunday July 15 and to finish off the week a Par Event will be played on Wednesday July 18.

Until next week, good golfing.

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Grenfell Golf News

Winners of the Handicap event in the Grenfell Men’s Open tournament last Sunday was the team (l) were the team of (l/r) Joel Conron, Marty Starr and Mark Troth with presenter Jim Wells.The weather was just right last weekend for Grenfell’s Open tournament and both events were well supported.
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On Saturday for the Scratch and Handicap 4 Ball Best Ball ten pairs participated and scores were indicative of the immaculate course served up by four main volunteers.

The winners of the scratch event were Paul Taylor and Craig McMahon with 34 points.

This was an excellent score for players playing off 13 and 11 respectively.

Second place in the scratch event was filled by Brian and Allan Kelly with 31 pts.

Tables were turned in the handicap division when Brian and Allan had a very good day with 50 points and Paul and Craig could only manage 47 points.

Dear oh Dear.

The ball competition went to 42 points less David and Phil Simpson and the nearest the pin was won by Peter Harris.

Scores were also very good on Sunday for the Open 3 Man Ambrose when sixteen teams lined up for the shotgun start.

The Scratch event resulted in a win on a count back for a team comprising Barry Bradtke, Paul O’Regan, and Jamie Logan over a team David and son Phill Simpson and Steve Grace, both teams having a 2 under 66.

In the handicap section Marty Starr, Joel Conron, and Mark Troth were successful with 56 5/6 net, Allan Logan, Steve Walker and Tim Bailey came second on 57 5/6 and third place was filled by Peter Mawhinney, Craig Johnson and John Grant 59 1/6.

The nearest the pin awards were won by Mark Troth on the 4th and Steve Galvin on the 9th.

It appears that Steve is still as good with the little ball as he is with the big ball.

Results were proficiently conducted by Captain Danny, offering congratulations to all the place getters and making special thanks to our Lady golfers in providing amenities both on the course and in the club.

He also extended thanks to our volunteer green keepers on behalf of all golfers present, Peter, Brian and Rob.

Well done to all concerned!!

The social golfers didn’t play last Sunday because of the open tournament but the Wednesday geriatrics had their usual stable ford.

Brian Brown, being the youngest, was also the best winning with 38 pts.

Peter Harris was the next best on 34 pts and Rob Holland came third on 31 pts.

Nearest the pin was Peter Harris and the ball comp went to 31 pts and better.

The programme for this weekend includes Greg Hughes trophy on Saturday and a medal round on Sunday.

For the following weekend a stable ford is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 and then on Sunday is the big 4 Ball championships.

Thirty-six holes starting at 9.30.

Nominations are not compulsory but would be appreciated for catering purposes.

Duty members for this Sundays Meat Market are Farren Stevens and C. Hancock.


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Goannas go down in high scoring affair

Goannas Captain Anthony Eppelstun drags down a Manildra player in the titanic Woodbridge Cup clash at Lawson Park last Sunday.Defence was not the order of the day at Lawson Park last Sunday when the Manildra Rhinos defeated the Goannas 54 to 40.
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In bright and sunny conditions the lead changed hands on several occasions with the match finally being settled when Manildra scored a long distance chip and chase try.

The Manildra player planted the ball down under the black dot with the full time siren blaring in the background.

Grenfell made a shaky start to the game making numerous errors and this allowed Manildra to score two unconverted tries.

Both these tries were scored out wide after backline movements that broke through the Goannas right side defence.

Fred Malolo was causing the Rhinos defence no end of trouble and Grenfell opened their scoring after one of his typical busts resulted in James Eppelstun sprinting away to score under the sticks.

Grenfell scored again to go to a 12-8 lead then the teams traded 4 pointers up until halftime with Manildra going to oranges 26-24 leaders.

The Goannas conceded a very soft try right on halftime when Manildra centre Brandon Douglas ran 70 metres to score his third try for the afternoon.

The try scoring feast continued into the second half with Manildra getting comfortable leads only to see the Goannas continually fight back.

A highlight for the Goannas in this half was a great defensive play by Rhys Thomson-Jones when he saved a certain try by making two tackles in the one movement and then the next from dummy half forcing a mistake.

The crucial moment in the match came 7 minutes out from fulltime with the Goannas down 48-40 and big Fred looking almost certain to score but to the dismay of the local crowd he knocked the ball on. Given the openness of the game and the fact that the Goannas were coming home strongly they would have been a good chance of posting an unlikely victory had the pass stuck.

Best for Grenfell were Ant Eppelstun, Dan Lennane and Fred Malolo.

The Goannas scored 7 tries with Doubles to Matt Tozer and James Eppelstun whilst Luke Sheehan and Dave Wood deservedly scored after backing up from Saturday.

James continued his good form with the boot kicking 6 from 7 and Tua Tinao also got over the stripe.

This was again an improved effort by the Goannas but they will need to be at their best this Sunday when they make the long trek to Peak Hill.

Peak Hill are a tough team at any time but on their home turf they grow an extra leg.

The game kicks off at 2.00pm and there is no League Tag game as the Girlannas have a bye.

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Grenfell Panthers Rugby Union Report

A keenly contested lineout between Grenfell and Cudal in their first round clash at Grenfell on April 28.The Grenfell Panthers travelled to Cudal to tackle the Cobras for the second time this year.
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Cudal seem to grow a third leg playing at home so Grenfell knew  that this was not going to be a easy game to win.

The Panthers came out with all guns blazing which has been lacking in previous weeks and it paid off when Charlie crossed the line untouched within the first five minutes Bobso kicked the goal which put Grenfell up 7 nil.

Grenfell did not slow down with the Panthers forwards taking control of the game with excellent set play from the lineouts and scrums which was then followed up by some hard work at the break down.

This soon got the Panthers there second try for the day which was also converted taking Grenfell ahead 14 nil.

From the restart the panthers were in again, this time it was the backs turn after a good lineout win from the forwards the backs run some good lines which allowed Dave to cross out wide taking the score to 19 nil.

With half time closing in Grenfell had time to cross the line once more.

Grenfell won a line out about 15 meters from Cudals line which the big Grenfell pigs drove on and it was Ian who come up with the ball.

This made the half time score 24 nil.

To Cudals credit they were the ones that came out to play footy in the second half pressuring Grenfells line for the first 20 minutes of the second half but the Panthers defense was as solid as a rock not allowing Cudal to cross the line.

Then against the run of play Grenfell were able to run 60 meters and Charlie getting his second of the day.

Bobso converted the try taking the score to 31 nil.

The next 20 minutes went from end to end with both teams making some basic mistakes.

With only a couple of minutes to go Grenfell scored the last try of the day and it was the forwards who rumbled forward.

This time Fred came up with the ball.

This was a well earned win from the boys which has put Grenfell into second spot.

This week we are at home against Canowindra who beat the Panthers in the first round so hopefully the boys can reverse the result this time round.

The Pink Panthers are also at home this week kicking off around 1.30pm and 1st grade starting at 3.15pm.

A lot of support will be needed for both the girls and first grade if they are going to come home with the points.

So come on down and support both the Pink Panthers and first grade and enjoy a pie and cool drink while watching some entertaining rugby.

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Grenfell Pigeon Racing Club

Last Saturday we raced from Tottenham.
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The birds were released at11:30 am.

Andy and Ringo were on fire winning their first race of the season.

Andy’s duck in the camp was on fire too cause no one would eat it.

This is the first time Andy’s got a place since coming second to his son in the last year’s 4km fun run.

It’s only Ringo’s Fourth race but then again he’s always been lucky with the birds.

It beats coming 8 out of 8 boys.

The blue checker hen clocked in at 2:07 with a velocity of 1258.62 which mean’s Andy it flew 1258.62 meter’s per minute.

It’s been a while since he won one.

Ian came second with a blue checker cock clocking in at 2:09, Velocity 1247.29.

Ian was very happy until Karen came home with her shopping bill.

Lucky Ian’s winning bird won the five and two dollar pools.

Rose Brenner won so far this year has been the bird winning the first three races, becomes the flower girl this week, coming third.

Lucky he decided to wear stockings with his outfit as it would take for ever to shave those legs.

Ross clocked his bird in at 2:10.

His blue checker cock flew a velocity of 1238.00.

Marty came fourth but reckons he could have done better if he had seen his bird land on the roof.

No, he doesn’t need to go and get glasses he already owns a pair, he just needs to keep his head out of the beer fridge on race day.

Barry came fifth which was still better placed than that horse he backed on Saturday, he only lost two pineapples.

John came sixth, with peter coming seventh.

Peter’s not flying next week.

No his birds don’t need a rest but his liver does.

I’m not one for conspiracy theories but Karen won the picked times.

She’s only in charge of it on Friday night’s, collects the money, writes the times in the book then takes the pigeons out on Saturday and lets them go.

Why doesn’t she win more often?

Next week we race from Nyngan a 274 km race.

Pigeon fact NO 17: Birds don’t just fly in circles when they’re training, they can also fly into trees and power lines.

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Weddin Community Wildplant Nursery Activities

(L-R)Kane Franklin, Dennis Simpson and Chris Simpson cleaning wattle seed at a recent seed cleaning morning at the Weddin Community Wildplant Nursery.Seed cleaning is continuing on a regular basis at the Weddin Community Wildplant Nursery in preparation for plant propagation in spring.
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The next seed cleaning morning will take place on Wednesday July 25 at the nursery site at TAFE Western’s Grenfell College, from 9.30am to 1pm.

Seeds from local native trees, shrubs, wildflowers (forbs) and grasses have been collected by the nursery group over the past two years and kept in storage until the nursery was established.

In the field, it is the fruit of the plant that is collected, with the seeds inside it. There are various forms of ‘fruits’, including for example woody capsules, pods (eg wattles) or fleshy fruits.

The seeds then have to be extracted (cleaned) from the mature fruits after collection.

Once cleaned the seeds are put into sealed plastic bags, labelled and put into the nursery’s seedbank, ready to be sown in spring.

If you would like to find out more about the community nursery, the TAFE course in Conservation and Land Management running next semester, or seed cleaning and other nursery activities, please contact Mikla Lewis on 6349 1201 or Brian Johnson at Grenfell TAFE on 6349 1000.

We welcome new participants.

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Weddin Wanderers to re-visit Birangan Hill

The Weddin Wanderers on the top of Mt Lively during their May trek.This Sunday, July 15, the Wanderers plan to have another look at Birangan Hill, just over Boland’s Creek from the Bald Hills Road.
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We haven’t been there for a while, but this rock-strewn eminence is always worth a visit.

Last month’s stroll up to Peregrine Lookout, and then further on to the Trig on Mt Eualdrie, was called off on the day because of the uncertainty of the weather, but don’t think that it has been postponed for long; in fact it might be a good place to have our end-of-year breakfast, in November.

Croissants and coffee would taste pretty good up there!

Sincere apologies to the two intending climbers who joined Wendy last month; we don’t often cancel at the last minute, but this time it seemed the sensible thing to do.

Sunday’s walk won’t be long drawn-out; we should be back in town in time for an early lunch.

However, just because it is relatively short doesn’t mean that it lacks interest; the whole hill is littered with, for this area, unexpectedly large rocks.

In fact, a lot of them merit the name “boulders”, and there just aren’t one or two.

It’s a happy hunting-ground for geologists; back in the 1980s Dr Sara Beavis gained her PhD from A.N.U. with a thesis on the geology of the Warraderry Hills.

This rather insignificant range was pre-historically part of an inland sea, and is full of surprises, with lots of little creeks and bluffs and miniature canyon features.

We’ll be confining ourselves to a limited area this time, but just because it is not a trek doesn’t mean that you won’t have to put in a bit of effort; there will be some scrambling, most of it up hill.

You won’t have to worry about altitude sickness, however, even at the top, which provides an extensive panoramic view.

Now, for the weather – we’ll postpone the walk again, if it’s raining when we propose to set out; slogging through wet undergrowth and over expanses of wet rock is neither prudent nor enjoyable; there’ll be other days.

Today (Wednesday) has been decidedly fickle (oh dear, that’s an oxymoron, isn’t it – sorry!) but there’s every chance it might clear up nicely for Sunday.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Good walking shoes are essential for this one, and water, and a bit of scroggin to keep up your energy levels.

So, to summarise – 8.30am on Sunday, July 15, CWA Rooms, weather permitting – see you!

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