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Friday, September 11th, 2020 PHONE: 9041 1041
Brushstrokes
from the Bush
Page 4
COVID-19 WA
Statistics
As at 8
th
September 2020
Tested 368,130
Confirmed Cases 658
Recovered 644
Deaths 9
Active cases in WA 5
COVID-19 in Australia
WA—Cases 658—Deaths 9
ACT—Cases 113—Deaths 3
NSW—Cases 4,126—Deaths 52
NT—Cases 33—Deaths 0
QLD—Cases 1,134—Deaths 6
SA—Cases 464—Deaths 4
TAS—Cases 230—Deaths 13
VIC—Cases 19,615 Deaths
683
Bencubbin - Bruce Rock - Corrigin - Doodlakine - Kellerberrin - Merredin - Moorine Rock - Mukinbudin - Narembeen - Nungarin - Southern Cross - Tammin - Trayning - Westonia
and to the Merredin Shire for the
extra tables, chairs and shades,
they were certainly needed on
such a warm day.
The kids thoroughly enjoyed the
Bouncy Castle that was
generously donated by Crazy Fun
Amusement and the adults were
beautifully entertained by the
very talented Westonia local,
Sophie Jane.
(Continued ono page 3)
From Blue Trees
to Blue Men
Page 8
By KATE DOWNSBOROUGH
On Friday 28
th
August, 2020 the
Burracoppin Daffodil Day was
once again another outstanding
event with a record number of
people attending the day and a
record amount of money raised
for the Cancer Council.
2020 has certainly communities
with COVID 19 but it was such a
pleasure to see so many people
out and about supporting this
important event as everyone has
been touched by Cancer in some
way. A record amount of
$11,000 was raised for the
Cancer Council. Daffodil Day is
an important date in the Cancer
Councils calendar and funds
raised from these events helps
them invest in life-saving
research to give Australians the
best chance of survival.
On what was a beautiful, warm
and sunny August day,
attendance was at a record high
of 219 adults plus children. It
was certainly the perfect day for
New Records set at Burracoppin
DAFFODIL DAY
gathering with friends and doing
a bit of shopping at the 27
amazing stalls who had travelled
from near and far to be a part of
the day. The stalls were very
diverse and had something for
everyone. Wheatbelt Coffee
Time provided the crowd with
their renowned coffee and
Creamy Cow Soft Serve provided
delicious ice creams and were a
big hit with the young and old. A
big thank you to the Westonia
Shire for providing the marquee
2 THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020
EVENTS
Saturday 12th September
Wildflower Society Merredin
Branch. Celebration of the new
location of the Herbarium at former
North Merredin Primary School
12.30pm Call Mal Harper 0437 388
292.
REGULAR EVENTS
0-4 Amity Health Playgroupcall
Claire Smith or email
csmith@amityhealth.com.au
A Choired Taste Mondays 7pm—
9pm at 47 Coronation Street. Call
Emma Aitken 0487 351 167 or
Chloe Willcocks 0438 891 761.
All Saints Anglican Church
Contact Pauline 9044 1076 or Su
0427 412 709.
Bootscooting—Monday nights 7pm
at the Cummins Theatre. First night
free. Beginners to advanced. Call
Anjoeen on 9041 3005 or see Sue at
the Chemist or Lyn at the Post
Office.
Mens Shed—Thursdays 2pm—
5pm. Please call Peter McCrae on
0427 625 027 for more info.
Merredin Army Cadet Unit 510
For further information please
contact Officer in Charge 2
nd
Lieutenant Karinda Smith Mob 0427
080 913
Merredin Camera Club—Email
Daina for more info at
dainasutherland@bigpond.com.
Merredin Church of Christ
Sundays 10am on Throssell Road.
Kids Club—K—Year 6 Fridays
during school term 3.15pm—
5.00pm. Guys Only Youth Group
Year 6—Year 12. Every second
Friday during school term 3.30pm—
5.00pm. Ross 0439 964 466. Ross
can also be contacted for weekly
bible studies.
Merredin Community Garden
Group—for information please
contact the Chairperson, Gillian
Ovans 0427 701 655 or by email
merredincg@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
At Brushstrokes from the Bush?
Merredin Community Resource
Centre—Meeting 23rd September at
5.30pm. 110 Barrack Street.
Merredin Fine Arts Society—New
members welcome. Enquiries to
Margaret 0429 623 081.
Merredin Museum & Historical
Society—Next meeting 7 October at
5pm at Merredin Railway Museum.
Merredin Rifle Club—Call Steve
for more info on 0467 173 753.
Merredin United in Prayer—24th
September—Thursday 7pm. Church
of Christ, Cnr Throssel Road and
Hunter Avenue.
Moorditj Mia Services—Cancelled
until further notice. Call 0427 412
709.
Peoples Baptist Church—
Kellerberrin 11am Sunday
Workshop. Ph 0435 284 796.
Playgroup—Contact Kristy Sharp
on 0400246123.
Red Hat Lunch—Contact Julie
Townrow 0429 411 377 or email
julietownrow@westnet.com.au
Seniors Centre—call Jeannette
Fegan 0429 471 425 for information.
Seniors Centre Morning Tea
Suspended until further notice.
Seniors Craft Group—Wednesdays
at 10am at the Senior Centre.
Seniors Gentle Gym—Tuesdays at
2pm at the Senior Centre.
Seventh-day Adventist Church—
Has re-opened for worshipping.
Everyone welcome. Call 0429 770
331.
St Marys Catholic Church,
Merredin—Father Andrew Bowron,
Ph 9041 1118.
Story-time—Cancelled until further
notice.
Tales of the Past—Cancelled until
further notice.
Gypsy Caravan Tribal Dance
Beginners classes Mondays 5pm.
Call Kirsty on 9041 1041.
Heather’s Hearsay
THE PHOENIX
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110 Barrack Street, Merredin
Ph: 9041 1041 Fax: 9041 1042
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merredin@crc.net.au
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Upcoming Edions
25th September
9th October & 23rd October
Available as an online subscripon
www.merredincrc.com
Currently distribung @ 600 copies to
Bencubbin, Bruce Rock, Corrigin,
Doodlakine, Kellerberrin, Merredin,
Moorine Rock, Mukinbudin, Narembeen,
Nungarin, Southern Cross, Tammin,
Trayning & Westonia.
Stephanie Carne
(Manager of
Attwell Gallery)
The energy in the
gallery while the
Merredin
Exhibition has
been on has been
amazing. So
vibrant and
colourful.
Lesley Watson - Thumbs down
to those who hold birthday
parties at the park and don't
clean up after themselves. It
makes things harder for the next
person if there are plates, cups,
lollies, etc littered all over the
place, that needs to be picked up
before you can start the BBQ.
We are lucky to have a nice park
where we can go with our kids,
please everyone do your bit to
look after it!
Beulah Kimpton
(ex Merredin
resident)
The standard of
work is extremely
high and there is
great individuality
in the group. Well
done.
Carol Whitehead— Merredin is
the place to live, has most of the
necessary facilities. Exciting
people to talk to and socialise
with.
Susy Padfield
It is amazing. The
artists have
captured their
topics delightfully.
Margarita
Rodriguez
Very vibrant
explosion of
colour. It
embraces you.
Anastasia Eastwick—To the
wonderful wildflower
displays in the Wheatbelt.
THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020 3
Meet Your Phoenix
Distributor
Central Wheatbelt Harness Racing Club &
Kellerberrin Agricultural Society bring you….
By ROSE BOWEN
Harness racing good company
and fashion. Come along
on Sunday 13th September to
the Family Fun Fair in
Kellerberrin to celebrate
the 20
th
Anniversary of
the Central Wheatbelt Harness
Racing Club (CWHRC).
CWHRC and the Kellerberrin
and Districts Agricultural
Society are combining to
present a Celebration of
Kellerberrin.
With COVID-19 postponing
the 100th Agricultural Show
this year, we are offering a
scaled down version of
exhibition classes with fantastic
prize money and People's
Choice Awards. For mini
schedule and entry forms check
out the Kellerberrin and
Districts Agricultural Society
Facebook page.
Move over Patsy and
Eddie! This is probably the
best opportunity to dress up for
2020. 'Fashions on the Field' is
offering approximately $500
ABSOLUTELY FASHIONABLE
between winners for Ladies,
Mens and Junior classes. A team
of expert spotters will roam the
grounds choosing finalists to
parade for awards, so
come dressed to impress.
Children will enjoy stalls, fun fair
rides and games, face painting
and entertainers, as well as a full
programme of harness racing
with tote and bar facilities
available.
Gates open 12 noon, gold coin
entry.
It promises to be an Ab Fab
afternoon out for all the family.
Lacroix sweetie... Lacroix’ ....
What town are you from?
Doodlakine
What are your names?
Jack Kyros & Shirley Coburn
What business are you from?
Doodlakine General Store
How long have you been selling
The Phoenix?
7½ years (Previous owners sold The
Phoenix too)
Tell us about your business?
One stop shop—farming supplies to
groceries, hardware and fuel
What is your favourite thing about
your town?
Friendly community and peaceful
What is your favourite thing about
The Phoenix?
Good source of local information
Burracoppin Daodil Day Commiee
(Continued from page 1)
Days like this could never be as
successful as they are without the
amazing support of our local
businesses who just keep giving
even when times are hard. The
amazing monster Raffle prizes
that were donated were worth in
excess of $6000 and the
Sponsorship from local
businesses worth just under
$2000. A huge thank you to
everyone that donated money or
prizes to the day, your support is
greatly appreciated and the raffle
is such a huge drawcard for the
crowd. There were a variety of
different raffle winners on the
day, so a lot of people went home
very happy with their prizes.
It takes an army of people to help
the Committee make this day
happen. A massive thank you to
the ladies who worked tirelessly
in the kitchen, the Burracoppin
CWA and to everyone who
cooked all of the delicious food
and to the men who worked so
hard setting up and taking down
the marquee and shades and
getting everything sorted.
The Committee is only a small
group of ladies - Narelle
Millington, Deonne Sutherland,
Adele Alvaro, Sam Barnett, Kate
Downsborough and Kylie Squire
and they are sincerely thankful
for the generous support of the
day.
This year was the 16
th
year that
the event has been run and in this
time $80,000 has been raised.
We look forward to seeing you
all in 2021 and breaking new
records once again!
New Records set at Burracoppin
DAFFODIL DAY conti.
Music by Sophie Jane
4 THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020
Brush Strokes from the Bush
By JO MILLINGTON
Sunday August 30
th
saw the
opening of the Merredin Fine
Arts Societys exhibition Brush
Strokes from the Bushat the
Atwell Gallery in Melville.
President Margaret Teasdale
welcomed the large crowd and
thanked sponsors, Hon Mia
Davies MLA and WA Country
Lawyers whose acquisitive prize
was won by Val Curtis for her
painting The Devils Golden
Marbles”.
The Shire of Merredin was
thanked for its continued support
as was Mr Greg Shea for his
valued and appreciated assistance
both past and present in helping
set up our exhibitions.
Merredin Shire President Mrs
Julie Flockart, in officially
opening the show, spoke of the
Shires recognition of the
importance of the arts to the
overall wellbeing of the
community and the Merredin
Arts Societys contribution to this
cause. This recognition and
support is manifested in the
Shires $1000.00 Art Acquisition
Prize which is awarded annually.
The Society has exhibited in the
city on several occasions in the
past, both at Sandalford and
Houghtons Wineries and we
have always had a large
attendance at the openings and
this time was no different.
144 paintings were hung and the
response from the viewers was
very, very positive. There was a
continual flow of good numbers
during the week that the show
was open, which added to our
already good sales.
Our members are very pleased
with the outcome of the
exhibition and we hope to hold
another show again in the future
at this lovely venue.
Merredin Shire President Julie Flockart opening the
Exhibion
THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020 5
My Thoughts
Question the Corona 19 Vaccine?
My doctor who initially told me my
baby was sick from natural causes
later told me what happened, when
and why. He then reneged on what
he told me, however I taped him as
what he said was also not in my
babys medical records.
This discretion and lies did not stop,
and included other theatre staff, and
directors from our states childrens
hospital at that time. There was no
regard for my babys ongoing
medical care with a silenced medical
history, just aggressive self-
preservation and interest is what I
encountered, no matter how many
tears.
So today I will say why the medical/
scientific world cannot be trusted
when it comes to Corona 19. A lethal
man made animal crossed human
disease shutting down the entire
world as we know it.
Firstly Corona is a species specific
common cold. The dog gets its cold,
the cat his. The dog cannot get the
cat cold and visa versa, as the human
cannot catch their colds. The only
way this lethal disease could have
been created is by cell transmission
in a laboratory.
We know the medical/scientific
world have been experimenting with
animal human cell transmission for a
while by the Essendon Football Club
saga involving cow cells, and by the
apes escaping the hospital laboratory
then running down a Main Street in
Melbourne, (one of about twenty five
animal models they cage, poke and
torture everyday world wide).
So no matter this disease escaping
the Chinese laboratory, we are doing
much the same in
Australia and worldwide. Its all in
the race to discover cures
first. Money! Human life comes a
poor second.
The relatively new cancer treatment
called immune therapy involves
mouse cells. Its all about tricking
the immune system to act. From my
understanding a human tumour cell
is transmitted into a mouse whose
own immune system acts against
producing immunoglobulins with the
human tumour cell tagged. Not in
alike how vaccines work.
You see the immune system acts on
memory, so the now tagged mouse
immunoglobulin is harvested, then
put back into the human. The
humans own immune system acts
against the tumour tagged mouse
cell, in not only to kill these cells,
but the actual tumour itself.
We are not told these treatments
involve other species as ethical and
moral boundaries will be in question.
Our Prime Minister gave rise to his
knowledge here by insisting on an
investigation into the Chinese
laboratory, however appeared not to
be aware these experiments were
going on in his own back yard.
The process of transmitting an
animal cold cell into a human cell
has created a lethal disease with no
known cure. For a vaccine to be
created the same animal must be
involved. I am not an anti vaxer by
any means, as vaccines have stamped
out numerous human diseases, and
are an indication in how clever the
scientific world is. Producing a
transgenic mouseand all.
However this is not a naturally
transmitted disease, and the vaccine
along with the disease has to be
questioned, as this clever scientific/
medical world with no controls, had
got out of control.
My advice is to think wisely before
we have this vaccine for Corona 19,
ask questions about the cancer
therapy; does it involve another
species, does Corona 19 involve
another species, can I get serum
sickness, or nerve damage, or any
long term affects. As the vaccine
may well be as harmful as the
disease itself.
If your questions cannot be
answered, well then this is a question
in itself?
Why are your questions not being
answered?
Sandy
Hooper
By JANE PATRONI
St John wish to share some very
exciting news!
As a result of our recent Annual
Audit Review (formerly the
AGM), a new management
committee has been formed at the
Sub Centre. Tyler Winter
(Chairperson), Jasmin Cockram
(V/Chairperson), Michael Romeo
(Treasurer) Jane Patroni
(Committee Secretary) were
elected as office bearers for the
next 12 months. Other operations
essential to the smooth running of
the Sub Centre are to be
undertaken by Romolo Patroni
(Building/Vehicle Maintenance),
Naedine Cockram (First Aid
Supplies), Alan Pryce (Property)
and Langley Smith (Maintenance/
Rostering).
We look forward to the
appointment of a part time
Secretary who will be in charge
of general office duties. It is
expected that the Sub Centre will
be open for 2 mornings a week
for general enquiries, assistance
with membership subscriptions
and information about
prospective volunteering!
The recruitment and selection
process is currently being co-
ordinated by the Regional Office
(Northam).
Some new volunteers have added
to the existing numbers and we
welcome the return of others who
have been on leave.
Of significance, was the
retirement of long serving
committee member and
Secretary/Treasurer, Gemma
Romeo. Over 6 years Gemma
has done everything from office
administration, parcel pick-up,
roster co-ordinator, event
organiser and most importantly
the fridge re-stocker when
summer crews needed a cold
drink after call outs. Her amazing
baking and catering remains
legendary! Gemma was a
listening ear to all and had a
wealth of knowledge about the
local community, of which she
was passionate.
We volunteer, being true to the
motto of St John Ambulance
For the Service of Humanity to
provide high quality pre hospital
care to all in and around
Merredin and Westonia.
St John Ambulance Updates
New Commiee—Mike Romeo, Tyler
Winter, Jasmin Cockram and
Jane Patroni
Long serving commiee member
Gemma Romeo
6 THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020
By WENDY PORTER—Merredin
Library
Many people are still limiting their
outings, even though WA is
experiencing no cases of Covid at the
moment. If you are one of these
remember to come to the library to
check out books with activities to
keep you busy. Some of the new
books with ideas follow.
Brick pets: 30 builds by Kevin Hall
has written a book based around the
brick selection found in some of
Legos Classic series. Th book
features 30 original and unique
building projects, a range of cute, life
-like designs such as a tabby cat,
hamster and goldfish, and includes
step-by-step instructions for each
project. Challenge your kids to a
duelseeing who can finish a design
the quickest, or with the wackiest
colours. Use the designs to show
kids what a chameleon or a
chinchilla looks like or use the
designs to spark your imagination to
create your own creatures.
Not into Lego? Well, did you know
there is a community garden in
town? Dont know much about
gardening? Start a community food
garden by LaManda Joy provides
everything you need to grow a
successful community garden. Learn
how you might be able to help the
Community garden committee grow
their garden from seedlings to an
overflowing community harvest.
Not only will you be healthier for
being out of the house, but you will
be participating in a co-operative
venture with others of like mind.
Perhaps you are the artier type? Did
you know that you dont need
expensive materials to paint? The
Organic Painterby Carne Griffiths
teaches you to paint with tea, coffee,
embroidery, flame and more. The
book teaches you how to source
liquids and materials for painting,
making your own ink, even using
feathers and stamps to paint with.
Learn how to turn an ink or coffee
stain into a work of art or use salt to
add texture. Here is your chance to
bring the element of surprise into
your painting practice.
If none of these appeal to you come
in to the Merredin Library and see
what else is on offer. If you cant
get into the library call staff on 9041
122 to see if staff can deliver to you.
Dont have time to browse or find a
book? Call staff and ask them to put
some aside for you to pick up later.
Remember Library staff are always
happy to help.
Library Musings
By SARGE BOTTACIN
Training Manager, Merredin
SES Unit
Finally, we are now on our way
back to normality, with the easing
of COVID 19 Restrictions and
with a sense of rejuvenated
energy Merredin SES members
have now come out of
hibernation and are keenly
getting back into routine.
Activity around Merredins Local
Headquarters has been a buzz of
late with the much awaited new
shed almost completed.
The unit is ready to start moving
in. For Local Manager Mark
Briggs the move cant come
quick enough as this will allow
the team to move most of the
equipment, being stored in the
Operation Centre, out to the shed,
allowing much need space to be
freed up inside the Operation
Centre.
With all this free space in the
Operation Centre, the team can
now start setting up computers
workstations etc. in the Ops
Room and the training area.
With training in full swing
Merredin are looking at trying to
catch-up and finish 2020 and are
now also looking into 2021.
Learn skills such as Navigation,
Search Techniques,
Communications, and First Aid
and as mentioned by the
Merredin SES Training Manager
Some skills learnt are lifelong
skills and will help you in your
home life as well as within SES
New members always welcome.
We meet every second Sunday of
the Month from 10 am to 12
noon at 7 Benson St Merredin,
Come and say hello or call our
Local Manager on 0427 412 266.
Merredin State Emergency
Service Back in Training
Part of the team at Merredin keen to get into training
Team Members Stacey and Charles
honing their skills in make a bush
Letters to the Editor
To the people of Merredin and
surrounding districts I would like
to introduce myself as the newly
Elected Chairperson for the
Merredin Community Garden.
My vision for this project
includes the participation of as
many people as possible from our
lovely community.
The garden will also be for
children to create a place for
discovering different herbs that
can be used for cooking,
colourful flowers to adorn their
room or turn into a lovely bunch
Merredin
Community Garden
Group
for their Mum, Granny or Nonna.
I intend holding cooking
workshops to show how different
vegetables and herbs can be used.
Families would be able to come
and collect vegetables in season
in exchange for some weeding or
watering when necessary. At the
same time they can mingle with
others and exchange recipes and
ideas on how the garden could be
improved.
Also the older generation can
visit the community garden for
morning teas, offer ideas and
relax in a comfortable setting.
Yours truly,
Julie Nicoletti
THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020 7
Court Report
24
th
August 2020
Northam Courthouse
Joe Goedhart appeared on a charge
of inadequate storage facility for
firearms this matter was dismissed
for lack of prosecution. He also
appeared on charges of cultivate a
prohibited plant, possessed drug
paraphernalia in or on which there
was a prohibited drug or plant and
possess a prohibited drug (Cannabis)
and was adjourned to appear in
Merredin on the 8
th
September 2020.
25
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Dion Jaxon appeared on a charge of
unlawfully did grievous bodily harm
with a circumstance of aggravation
and was remanded to appear in Perth
on the 10
th
November 2020.
26
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Benjamin Chidwala was convicted of
exceeding the speed limit between
20 and 29km/h and received a fine of
$400.00. He was also convicted of
having no authority to drive
(disqualified from holding or
obtaining) and was disqualified from
driving for 9 months, plus a term of
imprisonment.
Jayden Fanning appeared on
charges of stealing, trespassing on a
place without lawful excuse and
criminal damage by fire. He was
remanded to appear in Perth on the
23
rd
September 2020.
27
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Paul Wiggan appeared on charges of
unlawful and indecent assault and
trespassing on a place without
lawful excuse and was remanded to
appear in Perth on the 24
th
September 2020.
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
Audrey Leaver appeared on a charge
of driving a motor vehicle under the
influence of alcohol. The matter was
adjourned to Kalgoorlie on the 15
th
October 2020.
4
th
September 2020
Perth Courthouse
James Garrett appeared on charges
of committing an offence in a
dwelling of another without consent
with aggravation and criminal
damage or destruction of property he
was remanded to appear in Perth on
the 24
th
September 2020.
Police Report
By MARK TOBIASSEN
Officer in Charge
Merredin Police
Hello Readers
Yesterday there was a stealing
offence from Target where some
childrens clothing was stolen.
The below CCTV footage shows
a woman who may be able to
assist police with our
investigation. If you know this
woman please give us a ring.
Also, just a heads up for parents,
there are some very confronting
and disturbing videos coming out
of the US at the moment, they are
getting around on Facebook and
Tik Tok, as well as some other
social media platforms. Please do
your best to be aware of what
your young people are looking at.
If you have any concerns about
the legalities of what they see just
give us a ring.
Finally, if you have any
information about crime or drugs
dont hesitate to come see us, or
ring on 90300175 or if you wis=h
to remain anonymous, call crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Until next time, be safe!
MEDIA RELEASE
The Nationals WA will boost the
Country Age Pension Fuel Card if
returned to Government in March
2021.
Making the commitment in Albany
today, Leader Mia Davies said $20
million of Royalties for Regions
funding would be committed to
boosting card values from $575 to
$600 and re-linking it to the
Consumer Price Index (CPI) from
July 2021.
The Country Age Pension Fuel
Card supports regional pensioners,
including age pensioners and people
with disabilities, to remain active
and involved in their communities,
Ms Davies said.
It enables recipients to travel to
medical appointments, attend
community events, participate in
recreational activities and visit
family and friends more easily.
Our commitment recognises that
regional pensioners continue to go
without access to subsidised or free
public transport enjoyed in the city
and brings card values up to a level
that reflects a fair increase since the
Labor Government made cuts in
2017.
It will help more than 55,000 card
holders get out and about in their
communities more which after
months of COVID-19 restrictions is
more important than ever.
Ms Davies said there were more
than 5000 card holders in Albany
benefitting from the scheme.
The Nationals WA developed and
delivered the policy in 2009 in
recognition of the fact regional
The Nationals will give Country
Age Pension Fuel Card a Boost
pensioners often face higher fuel
and taxi charges and have limited
or no public transport options.
Analysis of fuel prices has
shown regional motorists
continue to pay more at the
bowser than those in the city and
access to public transport is
either constrained or non-
existent.
Ms Davies said The Nationals
WA continued to support
vulnerable members of regional
communities.
Back in 2017 The Nationals
responded strongly to the Labor
Governments move to cut CPI
indexation and called for the
decision to be reversed, she
said.
We also called on the
government to rollover unspent
fuel card balances that had
accrued this financial year as a
result of travel and socialisation
restrictions.
Both of those requests were
rejected, but The Nationals WA
are prepared to fairly support
regional pensioners and make
sure they remain as connected to
their communities as possible.
Ms Davies said The Nationals
WA would also replace the issue
of annual cards with a permanent
card, saving an estimated $2.3
million in production and
distribution costs, as well as
allowing for the immediate
recharge of card values each
financial year.
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By SAM TEASDALE
Two blue men silhouettes were
made at the Merredin Mens
Shed by George Scashse and Sam
Teasdale.
The Blue Tree Project aims to
raise awareness of mental
wellbeing by sparking difficult
conversations and encourage
people to speak up when battling
mental health concerns.
The blue silhouettes placed next
to the second hand sign at the
front of the Mens Shed represent
a couple of blokes having a chat,
which is what happens at the
Mens Shed.
The Second Hand sign was the
original from Tommy Lakes
Second Hand Car Yard over 60
years ago, which went missing,
until Bill Beer found it at the
Merredin tip. Bill presented the
sign to Ann Bolitho, Tommy
Lakes daughter in 2017 who
kindly donated it to the Merredin
Mens Shed who restored it to its
former glory.
The Merredin Mens Shed is full
of guys that keep busy with
building things from scratch or
repairing old equipment, often
having to reinvent parts and lots
of other projects.
From Blue Trees to Blue Men
Many people worry about leaving
their family with a large debt
when they depart this world, so
the option of paying for your
funeral upfront before you need it
has become increasingly popular
in recent years.
So popular in fact, there is
currently estimated to be around
$170 million in pre-paid funeral
funds invested by funeral
organisers in Western Australia
awaiting the day theyre needed.
WAs ageing population means
that figure is likely to grow
further, so the State Government
has stepped in to introduce some
safeguards in the form of a new
mandatory code of practice.
Pre-paid funerals allow you to
pay in advance for your funeral
through a funeral director at
todays prices, either in-full or
via regular payments.
Its important to note that this
New rules to protect your final farewell
type of cover is different to
funeral insurance, which should
be treated with caution given
ongoing payments are required
until the day you die - meaning
you could pay significantly more
than the actual cover you will get.
Due to take effect on March 1
2021, the pre-paid funeral code
will protect consumers money
from potential misuse by
requiring that the funds are to be
managed within secure
investments under the clients
name until they are required.
Prepaid funeral sellers (who are
mostly funeral directors) will be
required to forward all payments
within 16 days of receipt to
specified investment managers in
the form of life insurance
companies, friendly societies,
licensed trustee companies or the
Public Trustee of WA.
Contracts will be required to
detail all the goods and services
provided, including the
individual cost of each
component plus fees.
Prices in the contract will be
fixed at the time of signing to
safeguard against future cost
increases and inflation, while a
30-day cooling off period will
also apply.
Under the code, pre-paid funeral
contracts must outline what
happens if the organiser's
business becomes insolvent, the
client moves interstate or dies
before full payment is made, if
payments are missed or are late
and under which circumstances a
refund is payable.
In addition to the code, the
Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
provides some protections around
the supply of goods and services,
including unconscionable or
misleading and deceptive
conduct, as well as unfair
contract terms.
Blue men silhouees at front of Mens Shed
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On Friday, 4
th
September, we
held a Fathers Day Breakfast for
our Dads and father figures at St
Marys School. We started off
the celebrations with a Liturgy
and then followed on with
breakfast. Thanks to all who
attended and St Marys staff for
preparing the breakfast!
Well done, MacKillop Faction,
for winning the Faction Shield.
A lovely day was had by all at the
Faction Athletics Carnival.
Congratulations to St Joseph for
winning the Marching Shield.
Thank you to all of the staff,
parents and helpers, and
especially to Mrs Criddle for her
organization of the carnival.
Pyjama Day
Fathers Day
Breakfast and
Faction
Athletics
Carnival
On Wednesday, 19
th
August, St
Marys School had a Pyjama Day
to raise money for the Mary
MacKillop Today Foundation.
We also had a second-hand book
stall later on in the week to
continue to raise funds.
We raised approximately $250 to
help this worthy cause.
Thank you to everyone who
participated.
We say goodbye to a wonderful long
time volunteer at the Merredin CRC
Trevor Elliott, a long time
volunteer at Merredin CRC, sadly
passed away recently after a short
stint with cancer.
Trevor helped out with the
Merredin Markets over a number
of years, but his passion was
being Caretaker of the Pet
Cemetery. He was still helping
out the Cemetery right up until his
health deteriorated.
The CRC was very pleased to be
able to show Trevor the renaming
of the Cemetery in recognition of
the amount of work he
contributed over the years.
Trevor with CRC Manager, Debbie
Morris
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By SPIKE JONES
I visited farmers Warren and
Caryn Adamsons farm close to
Merredin to find out how the
crops are looking. Warren said
hes sown about 1,000 hectares
and the 53mls they received in
May got things growing really
quickly.
Warren is quietly confident, that
if the frost leaves them alone, this
could be one of their better yields
ever.
He is hoping, like a lot of other
farmers, for a soft finish and
more rain.
How are the crops looking this
season
By KRISTY SHARP
Nutrien Merredin (formally
Landmark) has had a busy year
and is proud to be able to donate
funds accumulated from the sale
of chemical to both St Marys
School Merredin and the
Merredin College. The generous
donations, in conjunction with
Nufarm, will be used on various
projects at each school.
St Marys intend to use their
donation to finalise the
construction of their nature
playground, something the
students have been eagerly
awaiting completion.
The Merredin College will use
their donation to upgrade
basketball equipment, a shredder
for the Year 3/4 classes paper
recycling project as well as
upgrading the PA system around
the school.
Warren Adamson in his wheat crop
Donations from Nutrien
Merredin to schools
Nutrien Merredin Loren Mclean, Head
boy Sam Anderson, Merchandise
Manager Gavin Cornish, Principal Leigh
Nelson, Nutrien Merredin Branch
Manager Bob Alderton and Head Girl
Branch Manager Bob Alderton, Head
boy Charlie Atkinson, Principal Adriana
Coniglio, Head Girl Zoe Olanrewaju and
Loren Mclean
P u b l i c
Holiday
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Merredin
Tuesdays 67pm Tivoli Room
Tammin
Thursdays 5.30pm Town Hall
Phone 0458 429 072
By ANITA METCALF
16
th
, 1957: A total of 7 entries were
received for the first Merredin &
Districts Agricultural Society Flock
Competition, a most pleasing start
indeed.
1
st
W.P. Bennett, Hines Hill; 2
nd
A.S. McDonald, Nokaning and 3
rd
L.J. Browne & Son, Nukarni.
16
th
, 1964: HAZARDS OF GOLF
Bending down to move a branch in
order to retrieve a ball, Mrs Dot
Bryce was astounded when her
husband Reg flung her aside. She
was astounded to see him dealing
with a 5ft dugite which was about to
strike her. Reg promptly disposed
of the snake.
30
th
, 1964: A four-million-bushel
grain terminal capable of handling a
full ship load of wheat was opened
officially at Fremantle by the
Premier Mr. Brand.
30
th
, 1964: HOCKEY - For the first
time in 27 years Burracoppin not
only reached the final 4 but held the
top position throughout the season
without losing a game and then last
Saturday defeated Bruce Rock in
the grand final of the Eastern
Districts Womens Hockey
Association.
From the History Room
Primary Athletics Carnival
The following snippets appeared in
the local SEPTEMBER newspapers
of the time.
25
th
, 1925: There was a very large
and representative gathering of
farmers and residents at the official
opening of the new Agricultural
Bank and I.A.B. offices in Bruce
Rock last Saturday afternoon.
14
th
, 1934: Opening of the new
Bruce Rock saleyards by the
Chairman on the Road Board, at that
time the late Mr F.C. Farrall. These
yards were described as the most
modern and best equipped in the
State at that time.
17
th
, 1936: Mrs S.M. Brown, for
many years leasee of Cummins
Picture Theatre and the first lady to
conduct a picture show in Western
Australia, now runs Dalkeith’, a
guest house near the Town Hall in
Fremantle.
12
th
& 13
th
, 1957: Ever to the fore,
the Merredin Agricultural Society
has initiated a bold and progressive
step this year in introducing and
promoting a two day exhibition.
Congratulations to Kelly
House for winning the
Primary Inter-house
Athletics Carnival on
Friday 28 August. Well
done to students who
achieved Individual
Championship Trophies
for the event.
Division Champion Runner-up
Year 1 Boy Jobe Walker Cody Van Der Merwe
Year 1 Girl Zoe Manning Allirah Cole
Year 2 Boy Jed Van Der Merwe Callum Kett
Year 2 Girl Caira Tollarzo Alessia Low
Year 3 Boy Marcus Brunetti Beau Manning
Year 3 Girl Keira Major Aria Boehme
Year 4 Boy Nathan Major Adrian Cole
Year 4 Girl Natasha Ockerby Bonnie Wahlsten
Year 5 Boy Drikus Putter Jamie Hardy
Year 5 Girl Hannah Clark & Alionah
Pickett
Tamia Cole & Chloe
Major
Year 6 Boy Olli Parker Nathaniel Shelton
Year 6 Girl Chloe Van Der Merwe Milla Kett
Overall Champion Boy Nathan Ockerby & Drikus Putter (draw)
Overall Champion Girl Allirah Cole & Natasha Ockerby (draw)
On Thursday and Friday of last
week Merredin College played
matches against touring teams
from Kalgoorlie Boulder
Community High School. The
first game on the Thursday
afternoon saw a great spectacle
in front of a packed school oval
in pristine conditions.
Unfortunately, the Kalgoorlie
Boulder side were too good in
the end winning by 40 points.
The second game was played on
Friday morning at the Merredin
Regional & Community
Recreation Centre. A shortened
game saw a tale of two halves,
Kalgoorlie coming out on top by
6 goals. The Kalgoorlie side
were far too good in the first,
however the second half showed
that the Merredin team could
match it with a slick and skilful
outfit.
The Merredin students must be
commended on the way they
represented the College with
both games being played in great
spirit, with both teams
socialising in a sausage sizzle
after the game.
AFL Matches
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Astronomy
WTF 11th—24 September 2020
By PETER BARRETT
Welcome again to the spring equinox
edition of Wheatbelt Telescope Fun
where no telescope is really needed to
enjoy the wonders of the wheatbelt
sky. Next Sunday the sun will rise due
east at exactly six and set due west at
exactly six. In the early evenings the
centre of the galaxy passes overhead
and The two big gas giants Jupiter and
Saturn are very bright looking almost
straight up. They are currently sitting
right on the border of Sagittarius and
Capricorn. Pisces is rising in the East.
This constellation contains no bright
stars but currently it is home to one
very bright red planet. Mars is moving
toward opposition when it will rise at
sunset and be fully illuminated. In the
west Mercury is getting higher and
brighter and this planet too is almost at
its best. Being an inner planet Mercury
can never achieve opposition. Inner
planets are best viewed when their
position on their orbit around the sun is
at right angles to that of the earth. This is
called elongation and means that the
planet is at its furthest from the sun from
our perspective. By next week Mercury
will be near the bright star Spica in the
constellation of Virgo, which is now
leaving the night sky earlier and earlier.
Meanwhile Venus has recently passed
its maximum elongation in the east in
the morning but its orbital speed is such
that it seems to keep pace with us. Soon
this perspective will change and Venus
will begin to sink rapidly. The Southern
Cross now sits on its side at the three
oclock position after sunset and rotates
to become upside down on the horizon
due south after midnight. At this time the
bright star Achernar can be seen higher
in the southern sky. This star will be at
twelve oclock when the Southern
Cross is at six oclock and at nine
oclockwhen the Southern Cross is at
three oclock”, and so on. Halfway
between them in a barren part of the sky
is the south celestial pole around which
all the stars revolve almost exactly once
a day. For us in Merredin this point is
32.5 degrees above the horizon,
corresponding exactly to our
geographical latitude.
In the far north Vega is still prominent in
the evenings and bright red Arcturus is
still easy to spot in the northwest. To the
southeast the brightest star is Fomalhaut
in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus
the southern Fish. Not to be confused
with Pisces itself Fomalhaut comes up
earlier and more to the south. By early
morning this star is setting in the west
while Sirius and Canopus the two
brightest stars in the night sky become
dominant in the east. The Perseid meteor
shower, the biggest of the year, is almost
over but you still might see a few. There
will be little to no light pollution from
the moon this fortnight. Get your uggies
and anorak on, grab your binoculars, lay
back in your banana lounge and keep
looking up. You wont regret it.
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SHIRE OF MERREDIN
COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION
Burning Permit Information
The restricted burning period will soon be commencing on Wednesday, 16
September 2020. Permits are available during the restricted burning period. In order
for a permit to be issued, you must ensure you do the following;
Provide sufficient running water and/or a fire fighting unit to the area that is to
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Provide enough people to attend the fire (minimum of three) from lighting the
fire until it is totally extinguished and cold;
Notify your neighbours / adjoining landowners prior to lighting the fire;
Notify the Shire of Merredin prior to lighting the fire, during business hours
(Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm);
Notify the Department of Fire & Emergency Services prior to lighting the fire; and
Notify the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions (Parks &
Wildlife) if your property is within 3km of their land, prior to lighting the fire.
Once issued, the permit holder shall notify his/her intentions to burn to;
1.
The Shire at least 24 hours before burning is to take place by phoning
(08) 9041 1611). Should burning take place on the weekend please contact the
Ranger on 0400 240 787
2.
The owner or occupier of adjoining land (form located on the Shire website)
For more information about how to obtain a burning permit, head to the Shire
website www.merredin.gov.au or call the Shire on 9041 1611.
RESET. RECOVER. REGENERATE Results
Throughout the month of July, the Shire undertook a community engagement
campaign as part of the major review of the Strategic Community Plan 20182028.
Twelve engagement sessions were held for a range of groups within the community,
and two surveys were run both online and in person in front of IGA. In total, the Shire
received 204 responses to the surveys, while 203 people attended the engagement
sessions. In total, the Shire received 407 inputs from the community (approximately
12% of the total Merredin population).
For a full detailed summary of the engagement campaign results, keep an eye out for
the Shire’s September Newsletter and social media pages. You can register for a hard
copy of the newsletter by emailing media@merredin.wa.gov.au.
REPORT IT WITH SNAP SEND SOLVE!
Spotted an issue around town? Report it to the Shire via the FREE
Snap, Send, Solve app (compatible with iPhone and Google Play
phones) and get it sorted ASAP. Just snap a photo, input the
location and any details and send it through to us. We can then get
right on resolving it.
SEPTEMBER COUNCIL MEETING
The next Ordinary Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 15
September 2020 at 4:00pm, at the Shire Administration Building on the Cnr of King
and Barrack Streets in the Council Chambers. All members of the public are
welcome to attend.
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By GRANT STAINER
From low downwas the theme
for the August meeting of the
Merredin Camera Club, and it was
fun getting a lower perspective of
things.
Thirteen photos filled the theme
section this month, and another 13
photos filled the open section. The
judge this month was Munib
Fetahovic.
In the theme section, Mr Fetahovic
awarded gold to Kate Caugheys
Wet nose”. Silver was awarded to
Caryn Adamsons Wheat crop”,
and bronze was awarded to five
other photos.
In the open section, Mr Fetahovic
awarded gold to Julie Alvaros
Palm beach”. Equal silver was
awarded to Karen Slaters Mating
butterflies”, Caryn Adamsons
White rose”, and Grant Stainers
Bubbles”. Bronze was awarded to
four other photos.
Club members voted similarly to
the judge in the theme section, but
somewhat differently in the open
section.
In the theme section, first place
went to Kate Caugheys Wet
nose”. Second place went to Pippa
de Lacys Jetty”, and equal third
place went to Chloe Willcockss
Down in the sand and Pippa de
Lacys Why hello”.
In the club members open section
voting, first place went to Kate
Caugheys Back garden”. Second
place went to Karen Slaters
Helping with breakfast”, and
third place went to Julie Alvaros
Palm beach”.
We held this meeting mostly in
person but also with a Zoom
aspect, which was good as a
couple of us were in different
locations.
The next meeting is scheduled for
the 23 September, where the
subject is urbex”.
Urbex is short for urban
exploration”, and is about seeing
and photographing the old and
decayed, or unseen parts of the
urban environment.
The Merredin Camera Club
welcomes new members. For more
information about the Merredin
Camera Club, please email Kate
Caughey at
merredincameraclub@yahoo.com.
au
The low down Camera Club
Wet Noseby Kate Caughey
White Roseby Caryn Adamson
Palm Beachby Julie Alvaro
Down in the Sandby Chloe Willcocks
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school, for community use, but after
1957 it was restricted to school
childrens' use.
In 1956, a school house was located
adjacent to the school.
Mt Walker Primary School officially
closed in 2005.
Science Section
Solid fluoro materials to get even brighter
By GRANT STAINER
Have you ever wondered why
liquid fluorescent materials are
much brighter than solid
fluorescent materials?
This is due to a process called
fluorescence quenching, where the
molecules of the fluorescent dyes
(known as fluorophores) in solid
form pack too close together and
interfere with each other.
On the other hand, in liquids the
fluorophores are separated by
other liquid solvents, thereby
maintaining appropriate social
distancing and hence not
interfering with each other.
In recently published research,
Danish and US researchers have
discovered a way of getting around
the fluorescence quenching in solid
fluorescent dyes so that the dye
molecules maintain appropriate
social distancing.
On crystallisation, a cationic dye and
the counter anion typically result in
quenched emission, but for this
research, the researchers used co-
crystallisation with an anion
receptive molecule called a
cyanostar.
The cyanostar is a doughnut-shaped
molecule that is made up of a
number of benzene rings with
complex linkages between them, and
with the inside of the ring having
hydrogen atoms facing the centre.
The cyanostar star structure captures
the dyes counter anion in the centre
of the ring and isolates it from the
cationic dye during co-
crystallisation. This means that the
fluorescent dyes are kept
appropriately socially distanced
when they become a solid.
The cyanostar structure has been
named SMILES, which is an
acronym for Small Molecule Ionic
Isolation Lattices.
A major benefit of this new research
is that the SMILES can be used with
existing cationic fluorescent dyes, as
it is very much a plug and play style
of technique.
They tested a wide range of existing
classes of dyes with the SMILES,
such as the xanthenes, oxazines,
styryls, cyanines, and synthetic dyes
such as the trianguleniums, and
found that they all worked with the
SMILES.
There are over 100,000 fluorescent
dyes in existence that glow in liquid
form, and so being able to maintain
this glow in solid form is a big step
forward.
The crystallised solid dyes are then
powdered, and from there can be
spun into a thin film or incorporated
into polymers for use in a wide
variety of applications.
For more information, check out the
article on the ABC website at https://
www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-
08-07/brightest-materials-made-by-
humans/12523486 or read the full
original research paper at https://
www.cell.com/chem/pdfExtended/
S2451-9294(20)30310-7
On Friday 21 August at around 10am
Mt Walker Primary School, built in
1927 was destroyed by fire.
The school has been privately owned
and not functioned as a school since
2005, however it was an iconic
school building and a large part of
Narembeens history. A lot of people
with fond memories, very sad of the
buildings demise.
Police said half of the larger of its
two buildings had been lost. A
police investigation is underway.
The cause of the fire is unknown but
it is not considered suspicious.
A bit of Mt Walker Schools history
The school was competed in August
1927, and the school opened on 20
September as a one room school.
The school closed for varying
periods of time during 1945, and late
1946, when the minimum number of
students were not in attendance.
The school was the scene of many
dances and social occasions
including the annual Christmas Tree.
Meetings and socials took place at
the school, and tennis courts were
constructed. In 1950 a concrete
cricket pitch was constructed at the
Mt Walker Primary School
destroyed by fire
Be Prostate Aware
this September
Prostate cancer is the most
commonly diagnosed cancer in
Western Australian men so
Cancer Council WA is using
Prostate Cancer Awareness
month this September to issue a
timely reminder to blokes to
familiarise themselves with the
common symptoms of the
disease.
Wheatbelt Regional Education
Officer , Melissa Pickering, said
its vital men visit their local
doctor, Aboriginal health worker
or clinic nurse when they
experience unusual symptoms as
there is no test with sufficient
accuracy to screen the male
population for prostate cancer.
Common symptoms of prostate
cancer include waking frequently
at night to pee, a sudden or urgent
need to pee, difficulty controlling
the bladder or the bladder not
feeling empty after peeing,
difficulty starting or stopping
peeing, unexplained weight loss,
needing to pee more often, a slow
flow, pain, or dribbling at the end
of peeing,she said.
If you have had any of these
symptoms for more than four
weeks, or youve noticed blood in
your pee or semen even just once,
tell your doctor, clinic nurse or
Aboriginal health worker as soon
as possible. It doesnt mean
youve got prostate cancer – often
it turns out to be something far
less serious and your doctor may
be able to help reduce the
annoying symptoms.
Ms Pickering said in Western
Australia in 2017, the risk of
being diagnosed with prostate
cancer by age 75 years was 1 in 8
for men. In 2017, there were
2,093 new cases of prostate
cancer recorded compared to 269
deaths which means that
thousands of Western Australian
men are successfully treated for
prostate cancer, she said.
Treatment is most effective
when cancer is found at an early
stage, so finding cancer early can
make a real difference.
For more information about
prostate cancer symptoms, visit
www.findcancerearly.com.au or
call Cancer Councils information
and support line on 13 11 20
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It doesnt take long to check whether an item
is certified – look for an approval number or a
regulatory compliance mark (a tick in a
triangle) on all household appliances and their
plugs.
Certification can also be confirmed by
searching for the model number on the
Electrical Equipment Safety System website
at eess.gov.au
We all expect the electrical appliances we use
to be safe, so it is vital that everyone plays
their part to ensure that unregulated household
electrical equipment is not sold or used in
Australia. This applies when shopping in-store
as well as when ordering items online.
If you spot electrical equipment being sold
without safety labels, please report it to
Building and Energy for further investigation
on 1300 489 099 or be.info@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Building and Energys guide to importing,
selling or hiring electrical appliances and
equipment is available at dmirs.wa.gov.au
Shops caught selling dangerous Turkish-style
lamps
With their ornate design and intricate mosaic
patterns, its hardly surprising that Turkish-
style lamps are a popular decorative feature in
many Western Australian homes.
But just because they are beautiful, its
important to remember that lamps are an
electrical item that can pose a serious safety
risk if they havent been approved for sale in
Australia.
Our colleagues at Building and Energy
WAs energy safety regulator recently
issued infringement notices of $5,000 each to
two retailers after a site inspection revealed
some Turkish-style lamps in the stores lacked
the required electrical safety certification
labels.
Some of the non-compliant lamps had
dangerous defects including damaged wiring
inside the curved metal tube and no earth pin,
which is compulsory for electrical items cased
inside metal.
Faulty electrical items can cause shocks or
fires, so for this reason all electrical
appliances sold or hired in Australia are
required to be independently assessed as
having a safe design that complies with
Australian electrical standards.
22 THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020
ARIES 21 March—19 April
This is a time of career restructuring, as there are
all sorts of power moves being made by people in
authority, who want to maintain control. It is best
to put progress on hold for now and deal with
each issue that arises patiently.
TAURUS 20 April—20 May
There is a major emphasis at present on starting
new projects, either with family members or with
a creative team, with the focus being on
challenging intellectual tasks. What you begin
now has the potential for long-term success.
GEMINI 21 May20 June
You may find yourself disagreeing with partners
who are somewhat negative or down in the
dumps, but you have a talent for defusing tension
through friendly diplomacy and generally
expressing the light-hearted side of your nature.
CANCER 21 June—22 July
This is an excellent time for planning and
organisational tasks, with a focus on weeding out
those things that create unnecessary clutter, so
that you can concentrate on what is really most
important in your life.
LEO 23 July—22 August
Professional relationships may be going through
a period of change and it is an excellent time to
expand your network. Partnerships and
cooperative ventures can be embarked upon and
hold the promise of long-term success.
VIRGO 23 August22 September
This is the perfect time to work on new projects
with a creative team. You provide the
organisational skills and backbone that helps
carry others through a difficult period and lays
the foundations for long-term success.
LIBRA 23 September—22 October
Currently, you are in an excellent position to let
your hair down and really enjoy life. Social
engagements and getting out and about with
friends and family can be extremely liberating.
Happy people are around you now.
SCORPIO 23 October—21 November
There is a strong focus on new developments in
your social life at present. It is also a great time
to pursue educational projects, as there are
excellent structures in place for both work and
study.
SAGITTARIUS 22 November21 December
New structures are put into place in your
professional life now, leading to consolidation
and the perfect framework for future progress.
Attention to detail, as well as excellent delegation
strategies, all contribute to success
CAPRICORN 22 December—19 January
Many things are now starting to fall into place
and it is an excellent time for partnerships and
planning. There is also a strong focus on learning
new skills and expanding your intellectual
horizons.
AQUARIUS 20 January—18 February
Generally, this is a good time for stimulating
intellectual interaction with interesting people.
The knowledge you gain through embarking on a
new process or training course, will enhance your
communication skills even further.
PISCES 19 February—20 March
There are a lot of positive developments in your
life at this time. Other people are really helpful,
and this is the perfect time for sorting out the
details of social organisation and for bringing a
group together through planning and cooperation.
Positions Vacant
CLASSIFIEDS
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personnel for works in Southern Cross with immediate
start
All posions
2:1 roster DIDO or FIFO ex Perth
Meals, accommodaon provided
Mechanic / HD Fier
Experience with mechanical fault nding, servicing
and repairs on road train side ppers
$55 per hour
MC Side Tipper Drivers
Experience with Road Train Side Tippers - operang,
driving and compleng of daily maintenance
Day Shi $43 per hour / Night Shi $50 per hour
We are also seeking Mechanical Trades Assistants, if
you have experience with maintenance and servicing of
Road Train Side Tippers
Please contact CTK if you are interested
Vince on 0417 322 992 or CTK Perth Oce on (08)
6118 2755 admin@ctkgroup.com.au
Public Notices
Merredin Senior Centre AGM Tuesday 22nd September
2020, 3.30pm at the Centre.
Enquiries Jeanette Fegan 0460002543
GARAGE SALE 12 Sept @ 8-2pm
IKEA & other furniture, pots & pot plants etc.
Signed just after Crooks Rd Great East Hwy Merredin
Death Notices
Goddard, Ron
You made it to 84 years, now it is time to rest.
God Bless Gloria and Brian
Wanted
Wanted female or male kitten or cat up to no older
than five years.
Phone Kiara on 0401483576
Garage Sale
CLASSIFIEDS
THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020 23
Football
Eastern District Football League
Shadbolt 1
Southern Cross FC: G. Ugle 2, A. Henry 2, J.
Harvey 1, N. Reghenzani 1, W. Mapleson 1, J.
Gouge 1, D. Stephen 1
Best
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: D. Ehlers, C. Shadbolt,
H. Hyde, A. James, T. Whitwell
Southern Cross FC: None supplied
Reserves 1
st
Semi Final
Kulin/Kondinin FC 3.3, 9.5, 10.6, 16.9
(105) d.
Bruce Rock FC 2.1, 4.1, 4.1, 4.2 (26)
Goals
Kulin/Kondinin FC: A. Scadding 3, J. Spencer
3, M. Henry 2, H. Bennier 2, R. Steers 1, P.
Jasper 1, N. Taylor 1, J. Collard 1, J. Wilson 1,
T. Bennier 1
Bruce Rock FC: R. Griffiths 1, J. Garbin 1, J.
Currie 1, C. Davis 1
Best
Kulin/Kondinin FC: N. Taylor, T. Bennier, R.
Steers, T. Bradford, A. Scadding
Bruce Rock FC: J. Narrier, R. Ugle, J.
League 1
st
Semi Final
Kulin/Kondinin FC 0.1, 5.4, 11.9, 16.12
(108) d. Bruce Rock FC 3.1, 3.2, 4.5, 4.6
(30)
Goals
Kulin/Kondinin FC: A. Strijk 5, S. Duckworth
4, A. Repacholi 3, T. Biglin 1, B. Whyte 1, J.
Shaddick 1, J. Grabski 1
Bruce Rock FC: L. Berendsen 1, C. Chapman
1, S. Doncon 1, L. Sedgwick 1
Best
Kulin/Kondinin FC: M. Crisp, A. Strijk, T.
Biglin, D. Brandis, J. Grabski
Bruce Rock FC: M. Seeds, W. Verhoogt, J.
Ingham, C. Chapman, J. Butler
League 2
nd
Semi Final
Hyden/Karlgarin FC 6.1, 8.4, 15.7, 18.11
(119) d. Southern Cross FC 1.3, 3.8, 6.10,
9.16 (70)
Goals
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: D. Ehlers 8, C. Hughes
2, A. James 2, H. Hyde 1, T. James 1, X.
Peacock 1, M. Ehlers 1, T. Edwards 1, C.
Beurteaux, M. Hunter, J. Price
Reserves 2
nd
Semi Final
Nukarni FC 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 16.10 (106) d.
Burracoppin FC 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 9.5 (59)
Goals
Nukarni FC: P. Withers 5, Z. Alvaro 3, L.
Keamy 1, S. De Lacy 1, K. Beilken 1, D.
Snelling 1, K. Swarts 1, J. White 1, J. Fuller 1,
J. Crook 1
Burracoppin FC: M. Hayden 2, H. Abdullah 2,
J. Stevens 1, C. Daddow 1, S. Hutchings 1, B.
Neal 1, N. Abdullah 1
Best
Nukarni FC: R. Fitzsimons, J. Crook, S.
Wilson, P. Withers, A. Sharp
Burracoppin FC: G. Brown, J. Stevens, J.
Fitzsimons, C. Daddow, B. Neal
Next Weeks Fixtures
Preliminary Final - Saturday 12
th
September @ Southern Cross
League @ 2.20pm
Kulin/Kondinin v Southern Cross
Reserves @ 12.00pm
Wheatbelt in a Snap
24 THE PHOENIX Friday, September 11th, 2020
Netball
Golf
Merredin Golf Club Notes
Round 7 Results
Thursday 27th August 2020
Juniors
Jets (45) d. Blues (22)
Narembeen (38) d. Gems (18)
Titans (49) d. Karni (21)
A2
Gems (43) d. Jets 2 (27)
Blues (42) d. Jets 3 (27)
Narembeen 2 (49) d. Karni (11)
A1
Jets (35) d. Blues (25)
Narembeen 1 (74) d. Titans 2
(10)
Karni (34) d. Titans 1 (27)
Round 8 Results
Saturday 29th 2020
Juniors
Gems (38) d. Karni (14)
Titans (33) d. Jets (27)
Narembeen (40 d. Blues (11)
A2
Narembeen 2 (41) d. Jets 2 (24)
Karni (28) d. Blues (27)
Titans (32) d. Gems (29)
A1
Jets (25) d. Titans 1 (14)
By TREVOR WATERHOUSE
The third and final round of the
club championships was played
on Saturday the 29
th
of August
and after the 3 rounds Rob
Gearing and Shaun Avery were
tied on 243. Rob Gearing was
declared the Club Champion for
2020 after a 2-hole playoff. They
were followed by Justin Watts
with 255 and Lionel Price with
257. Peter Gerrand was the net
winner with a total net score of
216 and Brian Bush was runner
up with 221, followed by Alby
Koper and Lionel Price with 224
each.
The Gearing Family trophy was
contested in conjunction with the
last round of the club
championships and the gross
winner of the day with 79 was
Shaun Avery from Duane Crabb
with 81, followed by Justin Watts
with 83. The net winner was
Brian Bush with 71 net from Syd
Crees 73 net on a countback from
Peter Gerrand. The prestigious
toilet seat trophy for next years
winner was won by Peter
Western.
The Syd Crees Patrons Stableford
competition was played on
Saturday the 5
th
of September and
the net winner was Gary
Anderson with 38 points from
runner up Peter Gerrand with 37
points. Shaun Avery, Jim
Campbell and Alby Koper all had
a good score of 34 points each.
The novelties for the day were
nearest the pin on hole number 4
Trevor Waterhouse, best second
shot on hole number 6 and the
longest putt on hole number 10
Alex Manning, longest putt on
hole number 7 Peter Gerrand,
nearest second shot on hole
number 14 Gary Anderson and
the longest putt on hole number
18 Alby Koper. The birdie pool
hole was number 5 and has
jackpotted for another week.
The fixture for Saturday the 12
th
of September is a club day
stableford competition and
Saturday the 19
th
of September is
closing day for the Captains
trophy and at this stage will be a
2-stick competition.
Merredin Netball Association
Narembeen 1 (44) d. Blues (27)
Karni (15) d. Titans 2 (0)
Round 9 Results
Saturday 5th September 2020
Juniors
Gems (45) d. Blues (15)
Jets (28) d. Karni (16)
Narembeen (37) d. Titans (25)
A2
Jets 2 (37) d. Blues (32)
Karni (39) d. Jets 3 (25)
Narembeen 2 (40) d. Titans (36)
A1
Blues (15) d. Titans 2 (0)
Jets (23) d. Karni (22)
Narembeen 1 (54) d. Titans 1
(17)
Finals to be played on
Saturday 19th September
Juniors 12.30pm
A2 2pm
A1 3.30pm
Juniors
P W L D F A Pts %
Narembeen 9 9 0 0 316 154 18 205.19
Jets 9 6 3 0 271 224 12 120.98
Gems 9 5 4 0 270 227 10 118.94
Titans 9 5 4 0 293 257 10 114.01
Blues 9 2 7 0 189 310 4 60.97
Karni 9 0 9 0 166 333 0 49.85
A1
P W L D F A Pts %
Narembeen 9 9 0 0 463 172 18 269.19
Karni 9 6 3 0 271 229 12 118.34
Jets 9 5 4 0 256 241 10 106.22
Blues 9 3 6 0 214 256 6 83.59
Titans 1 9 3 6 0 194 322 6 60.25
Titans 2 9 1 8 0 150 328 0 45.73
A2
P W L D F A Pts %
Narembeen 2 8 8 0 0 344 176 16 195.45
Jets 2 8 5 3 0 248 246 10 100.81
Gems 7 4 3 0 196 174 8 112.64
Titans 8 4 4 0 278 256 8 108.59
Karni 8 4 4 0 234 265 8 88.30
Blues 8 1 7 0 222 279 2 79.57
Jets 3 7 1 6 0 157 283 2 55.48