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Friday, August 28th, 2020 PHONE: 9041 1041
Merredin
Community
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COVID-19 WA
Statistics
As at 25
th
August 2020
Tested 307,797
Confirmed Cases 653
Recovered 635
Deaths 9
Active cases in WA 9
COVID-19 in Australia
WA—Cases 653—Deaths 9
ACT—Cases 113—Deaths 3
NSW—Cases 3,991—Deaths 52
NT—Cases 33—Deaths 0
QLD—Cases 1,106—Deaths 6
SA—Cases 463—Deaths 4
TAS—Cases 230—Deaths 13
VIC—Cases 18,464 Deaths
438
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Strength for Life
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which attracted a few people to
join in, whilst the always
popular Merredin Bootscooters
had the crowd tapping along.
Merredin CRC are extremely
pleased with the turn out to
these Markets and take this
opportunity to say a big thank
you to the members of the
Merredin Mens Shed who help
with set up and pack up, the
wonderful volunteers who assist
throughout the day, the
stallholders and the members of
the public for coming along.
The CRC hope to make the
November Twilight Markets
even bigger and better, so mark
your calendar FRIDAY 27
NOVMBER!
A great turn out to Merredin Markets
By ANASTASIA EASTWICK
The corner of Barrack and
Queen Streets came alive on
Sunday 23 August at the
Merredin Markets with a great
crowd, loads of stalls, music,
belly dancing and bootscooting
that created a fantastic
atmosphere. Plus the kids were
kept busy with the Mens Shed
train and Crazy Fun
Amusements bouncy castle.
The Markets had a great range
of stalls for people to browse
and buy from including
jewellery, woodwork, childrens
toys, plants, soaps, candles,
honey, fruit and veges, resin-art
serving boards, art, crafts,
fishing gear, bottles, bric a brac,
coffee and ice cream vans,
burgers, sausage sizzle and
donuts.
A big thank you to all the
businesses that donated items
for the raffle – Two Dogs Home
Hardware, Nextra, Go MAD,
BWS and Wheatbelt Tech
Supplies along with a donation
from Rob and Kim Muggridge.
The winner of the raffle was
Jenny Barrett.
Dan and Josh – 50s 60s band
played some popular songs
throughout the morning, the
Junk Room Gypsies entertained
everyone with their belly
dancing and drumming circle
2 THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 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 Playgroup—call
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 Incfor information please
contact the Chairperson, Gillian
Ovans 0427 701 655 or by email
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Would you rather you speak to animals or speak every
language?
merredincg@gmail.com.
Merredin Community Resource
Centre—Meeting 26th August 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 2nd
September at 5pm.
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 Carissa Amm
on 0433 340 441.
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.
Heather’s Hearsay
THE PHOENIX
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Ph: 9041 1041 Fax: 9041 1042
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merredin@crc.net.au
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Upcoming Edions
11th September & 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.
Zoe: Id rather
speak every
language in the
world because then
I can understand
everybody
speaking in
movies, and I
could talk to
anybody.
Kylie Garwood—A big
thumbs up to the people and
companies who have recently
helped myself and family
after our house burnt down
our community is amazing.
Casey: I would
rather speak to
animals so I
could speak to
the animals on
my farm and an
animal might
know another
language that
they could teach
me.
Len Jones Snr—Thumbs up
to Bill Price of Westonia
Shire who gave a group I
took to Westonia the run
down on the town and to the
Coffee Shop in Westonia,
great service with the best
Merredin CRC — To
volunteers, stallholders,
entertainment, Mens Shed,
Businesses and the general
public for the fantastic
support for the Merredin
Markets.
Jake: Id rather
speak every
language so I could
understand what
people are saying
on T.V.
Charlie: Id
rather talk to
animals so I
could talk to my
dogs.
THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020 3
Local MLCs Darren West and Laurie
Graham welcomed the McGowan
Governments announcement that
$96.5 million will be spent to
upgrade and refurbish police stations
across the State, as part of its
commitment to deliver better police
services for the community of
Western Australia.
The funding will enable major
upgrades to be carried out at five
police stations in the Agricultural
Region, including Katanning,
Narrogin, Wagin, Williams and
Merredin.
Mr West said that works, which are
part of the McGowan Governments
WA Recovery Plan, are expected to
get underway shortly and will create
an immediate boost for workers such
as electricians, painters, plumbers,
builders and carpenters.
This year has been particularly
challenging for us all.
We thank our police for their hard
at work keeping us safe as they deal
with issues resulting from the
COVID-19 pandemic.
Our local police do great work in
our community on all aspects of
community safety, from working
Upgrades for facilities for
police in the Agricultural
Region
with youth to patrolling our local
shopping centre.
Mr Graham said he was pleased the
facilities would receive funds to
address general maintenance,
upgrades and additions.
These upgrades totalling $7 million
will allow for our local police to
work in more modern and safer
facilities.
The maintenance projects are part
of a pipeline of local jobs that are
being created through the McGowan
Governments $5.5 billion WA
Recovery Plan.
The refurbishments and upgrades
will include:
$1.5 million for the Katanning
Police Station;
$2 million for the Narrogin Police
Station
$1 million for the Wagin Police
Station;
$1 million for the Williams Police
Station; and
$1.5 million for the Merredin
Police Station.
Senator Sue Lines visited Merredin
recently and took a copy of The Phoenix
back to her oce in West Perth
Risen Energy (Australia)s 132
MWdc Merredin Solar Farm is
connected to the grid, generating
100% capacity straight into the
Western Australian network.
Merredin Solar Farm is West
Australias largest completed solar
installation and has an expected
output of 274GWh of electricity
annually, generating enough green
energy to power approximately
42,000 Western Australian homes.
The Solar Farm is located on 460ha
of former farming and grazing
country adjacent to the Western
Power Merredin Terminal and will
connect to this facility at 220kV.
Risen worked closely with network
service provider, Western Power and
AEMO through the staged live
commissioning process and the solar
farm is now exporting 100%
capacity output, compatible with
Western Powers grid requirements.
It has been a pleasure to work with
Western Power and their smooth
coordination with AEMO has
enabled us to reach this milestone of
achieving a fully operational solar
facility which will supply green
power. said Eric Lee, General
Manager of Risen Energy
(Australia).
Fastest build of a large-scale solar
facility and the importance of good
stakeholder relations
Merredin Solar Farm is one of the
fastest builds of a large-scale solar
farm seen yet.
Due to the close collaboration
between WAs Monford Group and
Risen, mechanical completion of the
Merredin Solar Farm was achieved
in just 3 months.
Risens large capacity to resource
the project meant that they had all
materials and resources on site at
one given time, allowing it to be put
together quickly and without delay.
Ciaran Shannon, General Manager
of Monford acknowledged the good
working relations between both
companies and added that Monford
welcomes the opportunity to deliver
further landmark renewable energy
projects and support Risens
commendable goal to deliver 2GW
of clean energy to Australia”.
Mr Lee added that Risens EPCM
team has continued this successful
approach on future projects with
several tier 1 and tier 2 construction
companies, signalling that Risen is
on track towards achieving their
2GW goal.
Risen Energys Merredin
Solar Farm is exporting 100%
capacity to the grid
Merredin Solar Farm
As owners of the Merredin Solar
Farm project, Risen Energy
(Australia) progressed the project
from detailed engineering design,
through construction,
commissioning and operation.
The 132 MWdc solar farm consists
of 354,452 Risen Energy panels
mounted on a single axis tracking
system and generates and delivers
clean, renewable electricity into the
South West Interconnected System
(SWIS) making a major
contribution to Western Australias
greenhouse gas reductions.
Merredin Solar Farm will require 2
full time workers to operate and
maintain the installation.
The facility will have an operating
life of 30 years, with the option for
an extension. At the end of the
facilitys useful operating life, all
above ground infrastructure will be
removed, and the land returned to
its former agricultural use.
www.merredinsolar.com.au
About Risen Energy
Risen Energy (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
has had an established presence in
the Australian market since 2008,
supplying solar PV panels for the
retail market. Its long-term goal
also includes the funding,
construction and operation of
commercial and utility-scale solar
projects.
Risen Energy was founded in 1986
and is a leading China-based PV
solutions provider that is traded as
an A-share on China's Shenzhen
Stock Exchange.
Risen Energy has over 10,000
employees globally and are the
sixth largest PV module supplier in
the world. Risen solar panels are
used in a significant number of grid
-connected projects internationally,
including self-developed projects
that are managed directly.
www.risenenergy.com.au
Images of the Merredin Solar Farm
are available on request.
John Zhong, Vice General
Manager, Risen Energy is available
for interview.
Phone: 0401 515 083
For more information please
contact Brigitte Claney Phone:
0412 189558
brigitte@risenenergy.com.au
4 THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020
Court Report
18th August 2020
Southern Cross Court
Charles Morgan-Giles was convicted
of being a driver who failed to wear
a seat belt. He was fined $550 and
was ordered to pay costs of $225.90.
Brittany Snell was found guilty of
possessing drug paraphernalia in or
on which there was a prohibited drug
or plant, was fined $600 and ordered
to pay costs of $118.50. She was
found guilty of failing to comply
with requirements made by a
member of the police force, was
fined $600 and had her licence
suspended for 6 months. She was
found guilty of aggravated home
burglary and commit and having no
authority to drive—suspended (other
than fines suspension), received a 1
year suspended imprisonment order,
suspended for 12 months, and had
her vehicle impounded for 14 days,
She was found guilty of stealing, for
which there was no penalty, and she
was convicted of 2 counts of
possessing stolen or unlawfully
obtained property and received a 9
month intensive supervision order.
Pricilla Stack was convicted of
possessing drug paraphernalia in or
on which there was a prohibited drug
or plant. She was fined $300 and
ordered to pay costs of $225.90.
David Sweetser appeared on charges
of exceeding the speed limit between
30 and 40km/h and using a visual
display while driving. The matters
were adjourned to appear in Southern
Cross on the 24th November 2020.
Angelina Vitanza was convicted of
having no authority to drive (never
held) and exceeding the speed limit
between 20 and 29km/h. She was
fined $800, ordered to pay costs of
$225.90 and had her licence
suspended for 3 months.
19th August 2020
Merredin Court
Sean Ennis was listed to appear on a
charge of burglary with intent. He
failed to appear. A warrant has been
issued for his arrest.
Allan Riley was convicted of a
breach of family violence restraining
order or violence restraining order,
common assault in circumstances of
aggravation or racial aggravation,
being armed or pretending to be
armed in a way that may cause fear,
2 counts of being a person who
breaches CRO or community order
without reasonable excuse and a
breach of protective bail conditions.
He was fined $200 and received a
continuation on his intensive
supervision order. He appeared on a
charge of unlawful assault and
thereby did bodily harm with
circumstances of aggravation, he was
found not guilty and the charge was
dismissed.
Brodie Scorer appeared on charges
of 3 counts of failing to comply with
reporting obligations, possessing a
prohibited drug (Cannabis),
disorderly behaviour in public and 2
counts of a breach of police order.
He was remanded to appear in
Merredin on the 8th September 2020.
11
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Ralph Palmer appeared on 7 counts
of driving with a prescribed illicit
drug in oral fluid or blood, being a
person having been served with a
data access order and without
reasonable excuse, failed to obey that
data access order, cultivating a
prohibited plant, offering to sell or
supply a prohibited drug to another,
4 counts of possessing drug
paraphernalia in or on which there
was a prohibited drug or plant,
failing to comply with requirements
made by a member of the police
force, possessing a prohibited drug
with intent to sell or supply
(Methylamphetamine), failing to
comply with requirements of a
Police Officer, possessing a
prohibited drug
(Methylamphetamine), being an
unlicensed person who possesses
firearm/ammunition and reckless
driving exceeding the speed limit by
45 km/h or more on a length of road.
He was remanded to appear in Perth
on the 18
th
August 2020.
13
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Audrey Leaver appeared on a charge
of driving a motor vehicle under the
influence of alcohol the matter was
adjourned to appear in Kalgoorlie on
the 27
th
August 2020.
14
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Karl Mogridge appeared on a charge
of aggravated robbery and was
remanded to appear in Perth on the
25
th
September 2020.
Midland Courthouse
Nicole Howard appeared on a
charges of failed to comply with
requirements made by a member of
the police force and possession of a
prohibited weapon and was
remanded to appear in Midland on
the 11
th
September 2020.
17th August 2020
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
Luke Petch appeared on a count of
reckless driving speed of 155km/h or
more and was remanded to appear in
Kalgoorlie on the 14
th
September
2020.
Northam Courthouse
Brian Gill appeared on 3 counts of
common assault in circumstances of
aggravation or racial aggravation and
was remanded to appear in Northam
on the 19
th
October 2020. He was
convicted of stealing and received a
fine of $2000.00 and ordered to pay
court costs of $118.50. He was
convicted of breach of bail
undertaking receiving a fine of
$100.00 and ordered to pay court
costs of $391.00. He was convicted
of possession of a prohibited drug
(cannabis) receiving a fine of $50.00
and ordered to pay court costs of
$118.50 he was convicted of breach
of protective bail conditions and
received a fine of $100.00 and
ordered to pay court costs of
$118.50.
Jonathon Carter appeared on 7
counts of having no authority to
drive suspended (other than fines
suspension) 3 counts of using an
unlicensed vehicle on a road, having
no authority to drive (disqualified
from holding or obtaining,
possessing a prohibited drug
(cannabis), drove caused or
permitted a vehicle with a forged,
replica or false plate to be driven on
a road, breach of bail (fail to appear
soon after)failed to comply with a
surrender notice in relation to a
vehicle, possession of stolen or
unlawfully obtained property and
being an unlicensed person
possessing a firearm/ammunition. He
was remanded to appear in Northam
on the 14
th
September 2020.
Kerry Smith appeared on a charge of
assault occasioning bodily harm and
was remanded to appear in Northam
on the 21
st
September 2020.
18
th
August 2020
Perth Courthouse
Ralph Palmer appeared on 7 counts
of driving with a prescribed illicit
drug in oral fluid or blood, being a
person having been served with a
data access order and without
reasonable excuse, failed to obey that
data access order, cultivating a
prohibited plant, offering to sell or
supply a prohibited drug to another,
4 counts of possessing drug
paraphernalia in or on which there
was a prohibited drug or plant,
failing to comply with requirements
made by a member of the police
force, possessing a prohibited drug
with intent to sell or supply
(Methylamphetamine), failing to
comply with requirements of a
Police Officer, possessing a
prohibited drug
(Methylamphetamine), being an
unlicensed person who possesses
firearm/ammunition and reckless
driving exceeding the speed limit by
45 km/h or more on a length of road.
He was remanded to appear in Perth
on the 14
th
September 2020.
THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020 5
My Thoughts
Corona Virus vs My family
Hello, my name in Lara Anderson
and I attend St Marys. I am in year
six and terrified about going to high
school. Lately the world has been in
chaos from the dreaded Corona
Virus. At first I thought it was
nothing but things started to change.
I have never had a positive opinion
on Corona Virus as it has caused
great panic and ended many lives.
Firstly, when my grandparents came
to visit for a month, it turned into
two weeks. They had to go home to
New Zealand before the borders
closed and they have to be in
quarantine for two weeks.
Secondly, people started to drop like
flies. My class mates parents were
concerned and had them do home
learning. We opened up teamsand
things started to get better. I chose
to stay at school and in a few days
everyone was gone in my class but
me. I got to do my home learning in
the pre-primary and play in the kindy
area. After all the fun, it all changed
again and we had to leave school. It
ended a week early for term one.
Holidays began and we stayed at
home not visiting anyone.
My brothers wanted to go camping,
so we put a tent up in our HOUSE!
It was ludicrous. When school
restarted, I came back a day late, I
had a job to do. When I did return,
not many people were there. Our
team Facetimed every day until
everyone was back at school. Things
were going well good, it started to
clear up and the best thing was that
we got to go to Perth for the first
time in the year. When we went, my
dad let me get Hungry Jacks and I
chose my favourite burger Baconator
Deluxe when he handed it to me, I
ate it in under 2 minutes, I was
hungry.
Then it all started to change the
second wave began I didnt notice
besides the How to keep safe from
coronavirus second wave that kept
popping up in my YouTube feed.
Lately coronavirus has had big toll
on my family my grandparents are
now in quarantine and my cousins
are in the Victoria, Sydney, and
Melbourne. I feel extremely bad for
my cousin she is in year six and in
Victoria she cant go to school and
might have to repeat her school year.
Every night I wish her the best for a
safe and not boring life.
Edited by Darci Jefferys
Merredin Squash and Fitness Centre
enjoyed a visit from Program
Manager, Kairi and Finance Officer,
Geraldine from COTA WA. They
visited from Perth to promote our
program Strength for Life which is
endorsed by the Council of the
Ageing.
The program is a progressive weight
training program for people over 50
years of age which makes
participants stronger and helps
promote balance, which prevents
falls.
Strength for Life
Strength for Life parcipants
Lara
Anderson
Merredin Fitness Centre runs this
program twice a week, with
discounted rates and the fees are now
covered by HBF insurance making it
very affordable for people with
private health insurance. All
participants need an assessment
before starting the classes and will
have a tailor made program catering
for their individual needs.
For further information please
contact us on 0409 370 231.
6 THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020
THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020 7
Regional Development Austral-
ia (RDA) Wheatbelt has recent-
ly funded an innovative project
to build Yued Aboriginal enter-
prise through its Noongar Enter-
prise Development Support
(NEDS) project. NEDS is fund-
ed by the Australian Govern-
ment Department of Social Ser-
vices with the Yued Astrotour-
ism project aiming to build ca-
pacity, cultural knowledge and
new Astrotourism businesses in
the Shires of Moora and Danda-
ragan.
The project will deliver a series
of workshops, training sessions
and campfire stargazing events
involving local Yued Aboriginal
students, their families, Elders
and the broader communities in
the Shires of Moora and Danda-
ragan.
The project has commenced
with initial consultations with
Yued community members in
both Moora and Dandaragan.
RDA Wheatbelt is part of a na-
tional network that works with
all levels of government, busi-
ness and community groups to
support the economic develop-
ment of their regions.
Mr Terry 'Tuck' Waldron, Chair
of the RDA Wheatbelt Commit-
tee said, The NEDS program is
unlocking hidden talents that
will lead to new enterprise in
regional WA. The Yued Abo-
riginal Astronomy project is
highly collaborative and is go-
ing to connect Noongar Enter-
prise with visitors to the Wheat-
belt region.
STEM incursions to schools in
both Moora and Dandaragan
will introduce students to as-
tronomy, the future of WAs
space science industry for study
and career pathways, and reduc-
ing light pollution to protect
WAs world-class dark night
sky asset. Aboriginal Astrono-
my will be a highlight with an
aim to uncover Yued stories of
the constellations that visiting
tourists can experience in the
future.
Local Yued Elder, Fred
Mogridge said, This project is
another part of the jigsaw to
inspire the young generation to
extend their cultural knowledge,
connect with the night sky and
in the end start businesses that
share Yued stories with visitors
to Moora.
Astrotourism WA Founder, Car-
ol Redford, is working along-
side Ms Donna Vanzetti, CEO
of Beam Me Up Media. Ms
Redford says Aboriginal peo-
ple were more than likely the
first Astronomers on Earth and
the study of the night sky in-
formed on seasons, food
sources, direction and cultural
values. In fact, there are six
Noongar Aboriginal Seasons
and that alone demonstrates a
greater level of understanding
about our environment. There
is a rich history in the stars and
it dates back tens of thousands
of years in Yued Country. Its
something that visitors will be
incredibly keen to experience,
she said.
The Shire of Moora and the
Shire of Dandaragan are both
part of the Astrotourism Towns
project thats mapping out dark
sky locations where visitors are
welcome to bring telescopes and
cameras for stargazing and as-
trophotography. The network
was established in 2018 and
now features 50 selected loca-
tions for visiting astrotourists
across 15 Shires in the Wheat-
belt and Mid West regions.
Stargazing events in the towns
have been incredibly popular.
The next step is to develop local
astro-experiences for visitors.
Aboriginal Astronomy is one
such experience that will be
very attractive to WAs intra-
state market not to mention the
international market in a post-
pandemic world.
Noongar Enterprise to Spring from Astrotourism
8 THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020
THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020 9
By WENDY PORTER—
Merredin Library
The Merredin Library is now back
to normal operating hours although
we are still practicing social
distancing, using hand sanitisers and
quarantining returned books. We
have just had an influx of new items
so come in and see.
Did you know that some kangaroos
can crush buckets with their bare
hands? Or that some Australian
snakes are large enough to eat
crocodiles? How about that we have
not only the largest venomous
jellyfish in the world but the
smallest venomous octopus? ’88
reasons why Australia is the
craziest by Simon Crerar, a
Buzzfeed editor lists some of the
craziest things Australia is known
for. Entries include some of our
deadly flora, fauna and psychotic
weather. Each entry includes
photographs.
Do you remember what you were
doing or wearing in 1930 or 1970?
Australian Geographic has released
the book In living memory by
Alasdair McGregor, a photographic
portrait of daily life in Australia
from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. The
book includes photos showing
milkmen, dunny men, and the ice
men as well as Australian sporting
moments (think Dennis Lillees
moustache) and even the bikini
warson Bondi Beach.
During lockdown, many people took
advantage of their extra free time to
garden. If you are still looking for
inspiration try Gardens on the edge
by Christine Reid. The book
includes Australian landscapes from
desert to rainforest and oceans to
plains. Highlighted are 18 gardens
situated on the edge of a natural
frontier whether rainforest, desert,
bushland, volcanic crater or even
saltbush plains. It includes stories
from the gardens owners about
droughts, dust, fires and floods.
Remember, e-resources are available
24/7 free for Merredin Library
members. The Call & Collect
service is also continuing. Just call
library staff on 9041 1222, tell the
staff what type of books you are
interested in. Library staff will
select some titles for you to pick up.
A home delivery service is available
for those in town unable to come to
the library themselves. Just call to
ask for more details. Library staff
are always happy to help.
Secondary Science
Science Week this year was 15-23
August (Week 5, Term 3). We have
been celebrating all things Science
and would like to share some of the
exciting upgrades and activities
Merredin College students have been
involved in this year.
The Science department held two
competitions during the week, one
was a Science Quiz during home
room on Friday morning and the
other was a competition to name the
new Drone. The Science department
was able to gain a grant from Collgar
Wind Farm to purchase a Mavicair2.
Select Year 10 and 12 students are
currently learning how to fly the
drone through training provided by
our qualified drone pilot Ms Deborah
Cartwright. Keep an eye on our
social media pages for aerial footage
of the school and upcoming athletics
carnivals.
The newly refurbished Science
classroom was ready in Term 2 this
year. Ms Cartwright and students are
now settled in to their new learning
environment. Make sure you come
and check out the space during
Merredin College Open Day to be
held early in Term 4.
Science/Phys Ed was also lucky
enough to have an ICT upgrade with
a class set of iPads. Students have
already been using these for research
and looking at 3D cells through
Augmented Reality on Google
Expeditions.
We are currently planning for the
implementation of CoRE next year.
CoRE education establishes linkages
that connect industry, community,
education, and government (state and
federal) to meet student needs and
deliver future sustainable workforces
for Australian Industry.
WBGF High
School Cup—
Northam
On Thursday, 20 August students
from Year 7-10 participated in a
Netball carnival in Northam.
Kindy/Pre-Primary Classroom
What a great start to Term 3, the
circus has come to Kindy/Pre-
primary! Its been full steam ahead
with of lots of fun, learning and even
some juggling lessons.
Library Musings
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Students at St Marys School
celebrated Saint Mary of the
Cross MacKillops Feast Day
on Friday, 7
th
August by hosting
a whole school Liturgy in the
undercover area.
Thank you to Father Andrew,
Mrs McDonald and the Year 5/6
class for leading us in prayer.
Students from other classes
created different artworks which
we used to make a whole school
mural.
Celebrating Saint
Mary of the Cross
MacKillop
Surf Safe Online
On the 12
th
August, students in
Year 4-6 participated in the Surf
Safe Online presentation by Paul
Litherland. All students learnt
very important information about
staying safe online, and although
some of the information was con-
fronting, it was also thought-
provoking and has encouraged
further conversations about cyber
safety. Thank you to the P&F for
co-funding and supporting the
presentation.
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By GILLIAN OVANS
Chairperson
Merredin Community Garden
Group
The Garden Group have been kept
busy over the last couple of months
with providing yet another lunch to
The Mens Shed to say thank you for
helping with a few projects and for
the ones still to come, thank you to
Julie Nicoletti for providing a
delicious lasagne and a prize
winning sponge cake.
We have been continuing to set up
the undercover herb and vegetable
beds, coming along with some
vegetables and herbs already planted
or ready to go in. This is possibly
our biggest job ever as well as
continuing to set up a compost
storage area. A big thank you to
Chris Brown for his help.
The Group held its first AGM and a
committee of seven were elected to
look after the Community Garden
for the next 12 months. As the
outgoing Chairperson, I wished them
all an enjoyable and productive year
ahead and took the opportunity to
thank everyone who has played a
part in getting the Merredin
Community Garden up and running
again.
The Group are planning to have a
stall at the Merredin Markets, run a
membership drive and have nearly
finished creating two worm and
compost beds, to collect liquid
fertilizer.
Thank you to Mia Davies MLA for
the Mias Local Hero Grantwhich
enabled the Garden Group to
purchase much needed garden tools.
This grant was very easy to apply for
and the newly formed Garden Group
Committee was thrilled to receive it.
Another thank you to Avon Youth
for not only the terrific insect hotels
but also some bird nests which are
now located in trees and bushes
around the community garden, and
for the awesome silhouette plaques
which have been placed on some of
the fences around the garden, they
look terrific.
As Chairperson I truly believe any
rural town can benefit from having
their own Community Garden, big or
small, they provide a space for active
people and the not so active or those
who are simply looking for a nice
place to wander through or a place to
just sit and think.
If you like the idea of Merredin
having a productive and welcoming
space as a Community Garden, then
perhaps you would like to support
the Garden Group by becoming a
member. Membership forms are
around town or you can drop by the
Garden when one of us is there.
NOTE: Members dont have to
attend meetings if they dont want
to!
The excess manmade items that the
Garden Group would like to remove
from the Garden will first be offered
to locals when we run a garage sale
sometime before December,
anything leftover will go to the tip.
If there is anything that you may be
interested in, please contact us and
we will see what can be arranged.
Someone is at the Community
Garden Wednesday afternoons from
2.00pm and Sunday mornings from
9.30am. There are no restrictions for
anyone at any time to enter the
Garden, but you need to be a
member to help in the Garden.
Our monthly meetings are held on
the first Saturday of the month
starting at 10.30am after a cuppa and
Busy Year Ahead for the Merredin Community Garden Group
Garden Group acknowledging Mias
Local Hero Grant
Birds nest and silhouee plaque created
by Avon Youth
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By JEN BIDDULPH
Time to take a road trip to
experience our magnificent region
and visit the Ravensthorpe
Wildflower Show, 600 odd
specimens gather in the
Ravensthorpe Town Hall each year
for your enjoyment. An energetic
band of volunteers goes forth into
the bush armed with picking licenses
and secateurs to seek elusive
specimens they know exactly where
they can be found. See wildflowers
on show and in their natural
environment.
Program of Events link https://
online.flippingbook.com/
view/18870/
For the interest and enjoyment of our
visitors the programme of events and
activities throughout the Spring
Festival are as diverse as the flowers;
offering visitors an action packed
time in Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun
with its welcoming and vibrant
community.
The program features our patron and
well-known horticulturist Sabrina
Hahn, William Yeoman (opening the
show this year) Travel journalist,
photographer and author. A Hunt
and Gather picnic with Mondo
Butcher Vince Gareffa wholl be
hosting a sausage making
competition, a four-wheel-drive and
two-wheel-drive tag-a-long tours,
nature walks, guided walks with
rangers, photography workshops, art
workshops and exhibitions, Farm
Gate Art trails and so much more.
All the experts are here and many of
them leaders in tours walks etc.
Landscape ecologist, Zoologists,
Geologists, Naturalists and many
botanists.
Visit to the local national park
should not be missed, the Fitzgerald
River National Park (Hopetoun)
hosts 1,800 different species, and it
showcases itself along a wild and
beautiful coast, with its famous
qualup bell Pimelia physodes, royal
hakea Hakea victoria, weeping gum
Eucalyptus sepulcralis, smoke bush,
banksias and so many more.
Reinstated a UNESCO Biosphere
Reserve in 2018 for its biological
significance.
The upgraded facilities in the park
features fully surfaced coastal roads,
interpretive display lookouts and
walks with spectacular views.
Further details / event bookings @
www.wildflowersRavensthorpe.org.a
u
Jen Biddulph 0428 580737 Sue
Leighton Coordinator 0407 981 301
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
MEDIA RELEASE
The Nationals WA have hit out
at the Labor Government for
leaving regional businesses
confused and frustrated by their
mixed messaging over worker
shortages in key industries.
Leader Mia Davies said while the
agricultural sector was struggling
to find the manpower required for
its peak production seasons, the
Premier and Minister for
Agriculture were at odds over
whether international workers
would be part of the solution.
The Premier doesnt want to
accept that some agricultural work
cant take place without workers
who have a level of expertise in
their field, like shearers and farm
machinery operators,she said.
Last Tuesday the Premier was
steadfast in his view, telling
Parliament that the hard border
would stand and no international
workers would be considered.
That is at odds with what
Minister MacTiernan who wrote
in a letter to The Nationals less
than 24 hours later saying, I am
optimistic about the prospects of
sourcing labour from New
Zealand, which we have strongly
encouraged’.
So when it comes to supporting
farming industries worth around
$10 billion to the States
economy, the Labor Government
cant get their stories straight and
hard-working businesses are left
in limbo.
Ms Davies said it was incumbent
on the Premier to come to the aid
of businesses struggling to stay
operating because of limited
access to workers as a result of
WAs hard border.
We support and welcome
investment to upskill and attract
more Australians into the
agricultural sector for the long-
term, but we need support for the
short-term solution,she said.
PREMIER AND HIS MINISTER AT ODDS OVER SHORT-
AGE OF WORKERS
Our regional industries will need
more than a website and an
advertising campaign from the
Labor Government and a simple
call for Perth residents to head to
the bush.
Ms Davies said the workforce
shortages were likely to worsen,
creating serious challenges for the
businesses reliant on seasonal
workers.
This situation needs urgent
attention from the McGowan
Government,she said.
For media enquiries contact
Mia Davies on 9041 1702
(Merredin), 9622 2871
(Northam) or email
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Astronomy
WTF, with Raspberry Pi
Yes readers, this fortnights
column includes a delicious
Raspberry Pi recipe! WTF you
say? Keep reading
From the chart we can see that
the sun is really starting to pick
up speed on its annual journey
toward us and by the end of this
fortnight it will be up by quarter
past six. The full moon on
Wednesday 2nd August floods
the night sky with light pollution,
but you should nonetheless be
able to catch Mercury after
sunset. The little planet is
speeding towards Spica, the
bright star of Virgo, and by the
end of the fortnight it is setting an
hour and a half after the sun.
Look to the West. Venus is
almost in lockstep with the earth,
still the main feature of the pre
dawn sky to the East. It can also
be seen that Mars is now moving
very rapidly backwards in
relation to us, rising before nine
at the end of this fortnight.
Meanwhile the big gas giants
continue to climb higher in the
sky in the evenings. The planets
are getting ready for a big end-of-
year show. With the centre of the
galaxy now high overhead in the
early evenings it all makes for
better entertainment than the
telly.
The winter weather has been
great for agriculture but not good
for astronomy, with those frontal
systems producing night upon
night of stubborn cloud. To
combat this bout of cloud
depression I decided to attempt a
project to homebrew a
Wi-fi and imaging server for my
Celestron CPC800. The
Raspberry Pi Zero-W is a
complete Wi-fi computer on a
circuit board about half the size
of a credit card. They are
available from Altronics for less
than fifty bucks. Another fifty
bucks gets an 8 megapixel
camera module. These tiny
machines really pack a punch and
there is a robust worldwide online
ecosystem of support and
development. There is even an
astroberry operating system
free to download and use. It was
easy to flash the 3GB system
image onto a 16 gigabyte SD
card, connect a standard keyboard
mouse and monitor and I was up
and running with a nice linux
desktop in no time flat. The first
task was to configure the
controller. Ekos is a free open
source linux telescope control
system that connects to the
instrument with an old style serial
cable. I was able to find a
suitable adapter at Jaycar, another
fifty bucks. Now it was time to
look at the camera. I wanted to
use it as a prime focus device
which meant removing the tiny
lens assembly with a pair of
tweezers to reveal the raw CCD.
All that remained to do was to
build some hardware to mount it
all on the telescope. Time to get
out my little toy 3d printer, with
its rather cute truck cab designed
to appeal to kids. A search of the
thingiverse 3d pattern
repository quickly revealed that
someone else had already
produced a suitable design. After
ten or so hours of tireless printing
my little truck-toy had produced
the necessary parts ready for
assembly. All that remains is the
power supply, a 5 volt USB fast
charge adapter. Twenty dollars at
Jaycar. Time to discard the
keyboard mouse and monitor and
plug it into the scope. Yippee it
works! I can now steer my
telescope with my home PC and
take screenshots with my mobile
phone.
So altogether this project has cost
less than two hundred dollars.
Compare this with the Celestron
factory Wi-fi control module at
$325 and the cheapest 5
megapixel CCD for $300 and you
can see that this is a hobby where
you can save money and have
superior equipment if you do it
yourself. Keep looking up!
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By GLEN AND THE TEAM,
Regional Mens Health
Initiative
Its become fashionable in some
circles to lump stoicism in with
other, less than desirable traits
like aggression, when talking
about male behaviour. There is
even an ongoing argument in the
American Psychological
Association about how it was
controversially included as a
harmful trait in their guidelines.
Harvard professor, Steven Pinker
argued the APA was misguided,
Stoicism is a good quality, not,
as the new guidelines say,
harmful”. Hes on the money
when he argues that the
guidelines should encourage the
masculine virtues dignity,
responsibility, self-control, and
self-reliance.All of these are the
qualities and virtues of manhood
that we should be celebrating.
What is stoicism? Its origins go
back to a school of Roman
philosophy with proponents that
sound like the cast of Gladiator.
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius,
playwright and polical advisor
Seneca, and the upwardly mobile
slave, turned teacher Epictetus.
But before we all don our tunics
and sandals and face the lions in
the Colosseum there are some
modern-day and relevant ideas
tied up in stoicism. Much of its
underlying message is actually
what underpins mindfulness”.
Stoicism taught its followers the
development of self-control and
fortitude as a means of
overcoming destructive emotions.
Stoic philosophy advocates
accepting lifes challenges, which
often are not within our control,
and then focus on what to do with
the given situation, which is
within our control. We cant
change what is, we can only
change our reaction to it”.
These days the use of the word
stoicism has incorrectly
incorporates a push on
regardless attitude by men in
particular. It is used as a negative
Is Stoicism a Dirty Word?
description for blokes failing to
address ongoing health concerns
by ignoring the warning signs and
self-medicating by purely
concentrating on their work. This
is without a doubt a very
dangerous attitude, but real
stoicism needs to be celebrated.
Every great invention, discovery
or work of human endeavour has
been a result of stoic behaviour. It
is a trait not only found in men
but women also, and it is a
quality to be admired. Pregnancy
and childbirth are just two
examples that come to mind that
couldnt possibly be achieved
without a degree of stoicism.
Like anything health related, be it
food, exercise, or even sunlight,
the trick is everything in
moderation”. If being stoic is the
only plan in our playbook, then
the results will be negative.
However if we learn when to be
stoic, and importantly, when to
ask for help, our lives will benefit
immeasurably.
The Stoics of old, recognized that
wellbeing depends on the
cultivation of ones character, on
ones choices and actions, rather
than on what happens in the
uncontrollable world around us. It
is something that the Regional
Mens Health Initiative advocate
every day; that the bulk of our
health outcomes are influenced
primarily by the choices we make
and if we can be well-informed,
and make informed decisions,
then positive health outcomes
will follow.
Working with Warriors®
Podcast Series. These podcasts
launched on the 19
th
June 2020
are based on conversations
around mens wellbeing and
health from our Working with
Warriors® education sessions.
These short podcasts regarding a
mans approach to his wellbeing
and health are now available to
listen via our website or on
Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google
Podcasts and numerous other
podcast directories.
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EARTH MOVING
PEST CONTROL
CARPENTER
TRANSPORT
Panic-buyingis a term wed usually associ-
ate with grocery shopping in 2020, however
there are suggestions it may be happening in
the quad-bike industry currently on the eve of
new safety regulations.
We have been concerned to hear reports that
some quad bike dealerships are running low
on stock as farmers and other consumers rush
to buy-up current models that do not meet the
important new mandatory safety standard
coming into effect later this year.
This behaviour has been attributed to news
that some manufacturers are pulling out of the
Australian market ahead of the tighter regula-
tions, however other suppliers have confirmed
they will meet the standard ahead of schedule
and will be selling safer bikes sooner.
Its important to remember that quad bikes are
dangerous. From 2011 to 2018, there were at
least 128 deaths involving these popular farm
vehicles, with around 15 per cent of those cas-
ualties involving children.
Despite being responsible for more fatalities
than motorbikes and more injuries than trac-
tors, quad bikes have not ever been subject to
a safety standard before.
That will all change on October 11 2020 when
all new and imported quad bikes are required
to meet US and European standards, be tested
for stability, come with a tag that allows you
to compare the safety of models prior to pur-
chase, and warn of the rollover risks in a
clearly displayed label on the bike and in the
owners manual.
Based on current evidence, the highest cause
of fatalities involving quad bikes is when ve-
hicles roll over sideways and pin the operator
to the ground or against an obstacle, causing
crush injuries or asphyxiation.
Safety regulations will further tighten next
year, when from October 11 2021 onwards all
quad bikes sold are required to meet minimum
stability requirements and be fitted with an
operator protection device (OPD) to protect
riders in the event of a rollover.
Given we have long been warning of dangers
associated with the use of quad bikes, these
regulations are welcome news as we believe
they will go a long way to reducing the high
rates of serious injury and death.
Accidents are common and can happen easily,
so our advice is for consumers to purchase
products that meet the safety standards or start
fitting OPDs now.
For more information visit:
www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-
protection/quad-bikes
Wait for safer quad bikes
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ARIES 21st March—19 April
The next few weeks could see you struggling
with some issues, so you may as well plan a long
term strategy to handle the resistance you are sure
to meet, especially in your professional life.
TAURUS 20th April—20th May
This is a good time to delve deep into matters that
reveal hidden issues, and your instinct and
intuition can play an important role. Loyalty to
family and friends is important to you, but you
need to choose carefully who you confide in.
GEMINI 21st May—20th June
When people are in trouble, you are the one with
the ideas that can bring solutions. This is a really
constructive time when you can work well with
partners, and supply the skills and resources that
other people lack.
CANCER 21st June—22nd July
If recent professional endeavours are running into
setbacks, it is best to think long-term. With
patience you can achieve your goals and weave
together partnership arrangements which can be a
lifeline to others, and also benefit yourself.
LEO 23rd July—22nd August
It is now time to focus on methods to implement
the ideas that you have been so enthusiastic about
recently. Plans to expand your horizons are
prevented because of work, and there is little to
be done about it, but to sit back and wait.
VIRGO 23rd August—22nd September
Organisational skills come to the fore, and
partners or family members benefit from your
ability to manage ongoing crises. The ability to
see clearly is crucial in helping loved ones handle
the challenging period ahead.
LIBRA 23rd September—22nd October
This is an important time in relation to your
professional life, your goals and ambitions.
Partners may have their hands full, and are
unable to be supportive, so don't make their
problem your problem.
SCORPIO 23rd October—21st November
Right now it is important to recognise that you
cannot go further without taking other people's
objections into account. If there is something
you need to learn, or a qualification you need,
then you have no option, but to get it.
SAGITTARIUS 22nd Nov—21st December
There is a tendency at the moment to veto
expenditure, which can be problematic. Partners
and professional associates are supportive and
there are very favourable career trends, which can
also bring economic improvement.
CAPRICORN 22nd Dec—19th January
Relationships could prove challenging. On the
one hand some people feel vulnerable and needy,
whilst on the other, selfish individuals end up
provoking you. The best way forward in these
situations is to stick firmly to your principles.
AQUARIUS 20th January—18th February
In your career, could prove pushy or demanding.
Resign yourself to the fact that things could be
mentally challenging for a short while. When
you look objectively, you will be in a much
stronger position to deal with challenges.
PISCES 19th February—20th March
This is a favourable time for partnerships, and
over the next few weeks, loved ones and
colleagues will be supportive. If you have found
yourself struggling with upheavals , this is a time
when others can help get you organised and
motivated.
CLASSIFIEDS
EDFL League 2020
Round 12 Results
Southern Cross 6.5, 15.12, 15.14, 22.18 (150) d.
Nukarni 2.4, 4.5, 11.9, 12.12 (84)
Goals
Southern Cross FC: N. Reghenzani 8, J. Della
Bosca 4, S. Foley 4, J. Gouge 2, M. Goes 1, N.
Willis 1, J. Delbridge 1, R. Murison 1
Nukarni FC: R. Ward 3, T. Rogers 3, M. Crook 2,
H. Hooper 1, J. Lombardini 1, D. Giles 1, C. Crook
1
Best
Southern Cross FC: N. Reghenzani, J. Delbridge,
D. Stephen, J. Gouge, M. Goes
Nukarni FC: R. Ward, J. Musca, D. Giles, M.
Crook, L. Yates
Corrigin 1.0, 4.9, 6.11, 11.15 (81) d. Narembeen
1.2, 1.2, 2.4, 2.5 (17)
Goals
Corrigin FC: B. Burton 2, D. Hughes 2, T. Smith 2,
J. Charlton 1, T. Guiness 1, D. Crossland 1, B.
Hayes 1, D. Rendell 1
Narembeen FC: None supplied
Best
Corrigin FC: D. Rendell, J. Charlton, C. Anderson,
T. Guiness, B. Hayes
Narembeen FC: None supplied
Hyden/Karlgarin 4.0, 11.9, 13.13, 15.17 (107) d.
Kulin/Kondinin 3.1, 3.2, 4.7, 7.7 (49)
Goals
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: C. Hughes 2, M. Ehlers 2, T.
James 2, C. Shadbolt 2, A. James 2, D. Ehlers 1, T.
Edwards 1, D. Gittos 1, M. Lane 1, L. Reilly 1
Kulin/Kondinin FC: S. Duckworth 2, T. Biglin 2,
A. Repacholi 2, J. Shaddick 1
Best
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: C. Shadbolt, M. Lane, T.
James, L. Mouritz, A. Edwards
Kulin/Kondinin FC: J. West, A. Repacholi, G.
Browning, J. Grabski, J. Kerr
Bruce Rock 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 5.8 (38) d.
Burracoppin 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 3.9 (27)
Goals
Bruce Rock FC: L. Berendsen 3, M. Seeds 1, E.
Fitts 1
Burracoppin FC: M. Baltovich 2, J. Kimpton 1
Best
Bruce Rock FC: S. Doncon, J. Ingham, C.
Chapman, J. Lee, W. Verhoogt
Burracoppin FC: N. Thomas, J. Kimpton, T.
Rutherford, M. Nind, D. Lowe
EDFL Reserves 2020
Nukarni 0.2, 4.6, 7.9, 13.16 (94) Southern Cross
1.2, 1.3, 4.3, 4.3 (27)
Goals
Nukarni FC: K. Swarts 3, Z. Alvaro 2, P. Withers
2, T. Flint 2, L. Keamy 1, K. Beilken 1, K. Morris
1, B. Wegner 1
Southern Cross FC: R. Stevens 2, T. Kings 1, S.
Evans 1
Best
Nukarni FC: B. Wegner, J. White, C. Shaw, P.
Withers, S. Delacy
Football
Public Notices
Hydrant and valve upgrades in Merredin
Water Corporation is conducting essential fire
hydrant and valve upgrades across town to
improve the reliability of the water network in
Merredin and reduce leaks and breaks.
Work will take place from September to
November 2020.
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BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
Shire of Merredin
APPOINTMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the following person
has been appointed to the designated position
for the Shire of Merredin in accordance with
section 38(1) of the Bush Fires Act 1954.
Bush Fire Control Officer – Stacey Jaskiewicz
By order of the Council, MARK DACOMBE,
Temporary Chief Executive Officer
THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020 23
Football
Eastern District Football League
Southern Cross FC: K. Pasini, B. Brunalli, R.
Stevens, S. Evans, T. Wells
Narembeen 4.0, 4.1, 6.6, 7.6 (48) Corrigin 0.0,
1.2, 2.3, 3.5 (23)
Goals
Narembeen FC: None supplied
Corrigin FC: T. Difulvio 1, O. Stone 1, D. Johnston
1
Best
Narembeen FC: None supplied
Corrigin FC: J. Rogers, P. Pages, M. Obrien, D.
Pridham, A. Poultney
Kulin/Kondinin 2.1, 6.4, 9.5, 11.5 (71) Hyden/
Karlgarin 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 3.3 (21)
Goals
Kulin/Kondinin FC: K. Spurgeon 4, J. Collard 2,
M. Henry 2, K. Smith 1, J. Spencer 1, M. King 1
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: B. Smith 2, J. Booker 1
Best
Kulin/Kondinin FC: B. Argent, D. Hallam, N.
Taylor, K. Smith, T. Bennier
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: K. James, T. Whitwell, L.
Want, J. James, J. Booker
Burracoppin 4.7, 5.7, 8.13, 12.13 (85) Bruce
Rock 0.0, 2.3, 2.3, 5.6 (36)
Goals
Burracoppin FC: M. Hayden 4, D. Hayden 2, C.
Daddow 2, C. Davey 1, K. Hayden 1, T. Lane 1, H.
Abdullah 1
Bruce Rock FC: L. Strange 1, J. Beurteaux 1, C.
Davis 1, B. Waye 1, D. Bow 1
Best
Burracoppin FC: C. Lowe, N. Abdullah, C.
Daddow, T. Stones, S. Hutchings
Bruce Rock FC: M. Heasman, H. Aurisch, D. Bow,
J. Currie, D. Kalejs
Round 13 Results
League
Kulin/Kondinin FC 3.3, 7.7, 11.7, 15.10 (100)
d.Bruce Rock FC 4.3, 4.6, 7.7, 9.9 (63)
Goals
Kulin/Kondinin FC: S. Duckworth 4, A. Repacholi
3, T. Biglin 2, T. Browning 2, J. Grabski 2, D.
Tholstrup 1, J. Green 1
Bruce Rock FC: L. Sedgwick 3, M. Seeds 2, L.
Berendsen 1, C. Chapman 1, B. Verhoogt 1, D.
Rudrum 1
Best
Kulin/Kondinin FC: T. Biglin, G. Browning, J.
Kerr, J. Hunter, J. Green
Bruce Rock FC: C. Chapman, J. Lee, J. Ingham, S.
Doncon, J. Butler
Hyden/Karlgarin FC 2.1, 5.7, 8.11, 9.14 (68) d.
Corrigin FC 1.2, 3.4, 6.5, 8.7 (55)
Goals
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: M. Ehlers 4, T. James 1, C.
Shadbolt 1, D. Ehlers 1, X. Peacock 1, R. Marsh 1
Corrigin FC: D. Gervas 3, B. Hayes 2, Z. Ludlow
1, S. Price 1, T. Smith 1
Best
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: C. Shadbolt, T. Edwards, L.
Reilly, M. Lane, T. James
Corrigin FC: D. Rendell, G. Bartlett, T. Guiness,
D. Hughes, B. Hayes
Southern Cross FC 5.1, 11.3, 17.9, 26.12 (168)
d. Narembeen FC 1.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3 (21)
Goals
Southern Cross FC: B. Bennell 12, N. Reghenzani
8, J. Gouge 3, D. Stephen 1, R. Murison 1, J.
Delbridge 1
Narembeen FC: C. Duncan 1, M. Mortimore 1, L.
Stott 1
Best
Southern Cross FC: N. Reghenzani, J. Delbridge,
B. Bennell, J. Gouge, D. Lubcke
Narembeen FC: K. Della Vedova, C. Duncan, M.
Miolini, D. Williams, D. Mortimore
Nukarni FC 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 10.9 (69) d.
Burracoppin FC 1.4, 3.7, 4.12, 6.14 (50)
Goals
Nukarni FC: T. Rogers 5, R. Ward 2, J.
Lombardini 1, S. Hooper 1, J. Musca 1
Burracoppin FC: D. Hayden 3, J. Kimpton 1, B.
Swanson 1, B. O'Driscoll 1
Best
Nukarni FC: A. Ayles, C. Creek, S. Hooper, T.
Rogers, D. Giles
Burracoppin FC: N. Thomas, D. Manuel, R.
Ferguson , D. Lowe, D. Hayden
Reserves
Bruce Rock FC 2.3, 4.4, 4.6, 8.9 (57) d. Kulin/
Kondinin FC 1.2, 3.6, 3.10, 3.14 (32)
Goals
Bruce Rock FC: S. Woods 3, C. Davis 3, C.
Ashton 1, T. Vanbakkum 1
Kulin/Kondinin FC: M. King 1, T. Bennier 1, J.
Collard 1
Best
Bruce Rock FC: R. Ugle, J. Narrier, A. Foss, J.
Buller, L. Cotter
Kulin/Kondinin FC: M. Henry, B. Argent, J.
Wilson, A. Scadding, T. Bradford
Hyden/Karlgarin FC 3.6, 5.7, 7.9, 8.10 (58) d.
Corrigin FC 1.1, 4.4, 5.5, 7.11 (53)
Goals
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: K. James 2, B. Smith 2, T.
James 1, E. Mouritz 1, S. James 1, L. Want 1
Corrigin FC: T. Cleland 2, C. Eva 1, P. Pages 1, J.
Rogers 1, O. McLeary 1, M. Obrien 1
Best
Hyden/Karlgarin FC: T. James, K. James, L. Want,
D. Nield, C. Hinck
Corrigin FC: P. Pages, C. Szczecinski, K. Broun,
O. McLeary, J. Rogers
Narembeen FC 1.1, 4.1, 9.3, 14.3 (87) d.
Southern Cross FC 2.4, 2.7, 3.9, 8.9 (57)
Goals
Narembeen FC: B. Hunter 4, L. Brown 3, O. Miller
3, P. Cowan 2, J. Keeble 1
Southern Cross FC: N. Della Bosca 2, C. Della
Bosca 2, N. Park 1, B. Brunalli 1, J. Steel 1, S.
Harry 1
Best
Narembeen FC: R. Green, B. Hunter, A. Saunders,
O. Miller
Southern Cross FC: None supplied
Nukarni FC 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 9.10 (64) d.
Burracoppin FC 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 6.5 (41)
Goals
Nukarni FC: B. Wegner 3, M. Sharp 3, J. Crook 1,
K. Beilken 1, K. Wilcox 1
Burracoppin FC: M. Hayden 2, J. Clark 2, T. Lane
1, S. Hutchings 1
Best
Nukarni FC: M. Sharp, A. Sharp, S. Delacy, J.
Delacy, K. Wilcox
Burracoppin FC: C. Taylor, J. Stevens, C. Daddow,
G. Brown, C. Gardiner
24 THE PHOENIX Friday, August 28th, 2020
Netball
Golf
Merredin Golf Club Notes
Round 5 Results
Saturday 15th August 2020
Juniors
Jets (27) d. Gems (21)
Narembeen (32) d. Karni (21)
Titans (30) d. Blues (28)
A2
Narembeen (33) d. Blues (20)
Gems (33) d. Jets 3 (21)
Titans (47) d. Karni (28)
A1
Jets (40) d. Titans 2 (22)
Narembeen (71) d. Karni (28)
Blues (35) d. Titans 1 (16)
By TREVOR WATERHOUSE
Sixty four players competed in
teams of 4 in the Merredin Golf
Club Scramble held on Saturday
the 8
th
of August and the winning
team was Team Price with 56.24
closely followed by Team Westoz
Grain with 56.28, Team Rockers
were third with 56.72, Team Crabb
with 56.77 were fourth, Team
Anderson were fifth with 57.1 and
sixth were Team Gerrand with
57.2. The supposed best Anderson
Team with 66 were the winners of
the NAGA.
The second round of the Club
Championships was played on
Saturday the 22
nd
of August and
was sponsored by club member
Guy Gribble and the gross winner
of the day was Shaun Avery with
80 and runner up with 82 was Rob
Gearing on a countback from
Lionel Price with 82. The net
winner of the day was Matt Motzel
on a countback with 70 net from
Peter Gerrand, third with 71 net
was Lionel Price. The Gross
NAGA was Steve Wilson and the
Net NAGA was Alex Manning.
The Novelties for the day were
nearest second shot on hole
number 5 Rob Broomhall, longest
putt on hole number 7 Rob
Gearing, nearest the pin on hole
number 8 and longest drive on hole
number 11 Justin Watts, best
second shot on hole number 14 Jay
Motzel, nearest the pin on hole
number 17 Syd Crees and the
birdie pool hole was number 7 and
the sole winner was Jim Campbell.
After 2 rounds in the Club
Championships the gross leader
with a total of 156 is Rob Gearing
followed by Shaun Avery with
164, Lionel Price with 171, Justin
Watts with 172 and Peter Western
with 177. The net leader is Peter
Gerrand with a total of 143 net
followed by Shaun Avery with 148
net, Lionel Price with 149 net and
Rob Gearing, Brian Bush and
Albie Koper all on 150 net.
The fixture for Saturday the 29
th
of
August is the last round of the Club
Championships and will be
sponsored by Rob & Bree Gearing
and the fixture for Saturday the 5
th
of September is a stableford
competition sponsored by our
Patron Syd Crees.
Merredin Netball
Round 6 Results
Saturday 22 August 2020
Juniors
Titans (29) d. Gems (24)
Narembeen (23) d. Jets (15)
Blues (35) d. Karni (22)
A1
Narembeen (31) d. Jets (23)
Karni (23) d. Blues (20)
Titans (1) (36) d.Titans (2) (34)
A2
Jets (2) (33) d. Titans (24)
Karni (28) d. Gems (17)
Narembeen (69) d. Jets (3) (12)