July 10th, 2008
The Flinders Ranges are bursting with green shoots after our winter rains and beautiful flowers are emerging from the hills. These pictures were taken this week at Warraweena Conservation Park. If you’re interested in traveling through this magnificent part of the ranges, visit the site or email Stony and Gina for more information about tracks, campsites and accommodation.
July 5th, 2008
Check out this delightful short film – and keep dancing and laughing!
Sent in by Gina 🙂
July 4th, 2008
Cyclists riding from Broken Hill to Darwin in a commemorative ride are raising funds for the RFDS. They will be passing through Lyndhurst on 18-19th July. This article was submitted by Deb Hunt, Communications Coordinator of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section):
Proving that age is no barrier to fitness, a group of cyclists with an average age of 55 (some are well into their 70’s) is setting off from Broken Hill this Sunday, 5 July for an epic, largely off-road trek, that will take them over 2,000 kms to Alice Springs. Some of them will then go on as far as Darwin – a journey of 3,718 kms. The 78 cyclists are re-enacting a ride made by Frederick Blakeley and the O’Neil brothers in 1908. Organiser June Files explains why.
“I love a challenge, and I want to prove that you don’t have to be a youngster to enjoy cycling,” says June, herself a regular cyclist on the dirt tracks around Broken Hill. “I thought a re-enactment would be a fitting memorial to the memory of those early cyclists. We’ll be cycling through stunning countryside, across remote properties, in National Parks and along tracks that are hardly ever visited.”
June has organised an annual ride with her Silver City Bush Treadlers for the past 13 years, each time raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This year, in the 80th anniversary of the RFDS, June wanted to do something special. “We’re hoping to raise enough money to buy a flexiscope, which costs $20,000, or even a tester for aircraft navigation systems, which costs $40,000,” she says.
July 2nd, 2008
ROWAN RAMSEY MP
Member for Grey
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said while he welcomes the State Government’s announcement that Minister Hill is back-tracking on his decision to downgrade 43 country hospitals, he said it is a clever manipulation of the resulting outrage by rural communities. (more…)
July 2nd, 2008
Green thumbs, check out Sustainable Gardening Australia for tips on creating healthy soils and propagation tips. Get your garden beds ready because there will be herbs and seedlings for sale at the winter fair!
July 1st, 2008
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, tough and through;
Well done! And how you wish perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead; it’s said like bed, not bead
For goodness sake don’t call it “deed”.
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt)
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear.
And then there’s dose and rose and lose
Just look them up and goose and choose,
And cork and work and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart.
Come, come I’ve hardly made a start.
A dreadful language? Man alive
I mastered it when I was five.
July 1st, 2008
The Copley Newsletter Edition 26, June 2008 is ready to download as a 1.9mb pdf. (16 pages, use your page down to move through the pages)
This edition has more information about the Hospital rally in Leigh Creek, colour photos of the school gymkhana, training opportunities, updates on local services and more.
Produced by Di Starick with the support volunteers and private donations, printed with the kind support of the Leigh Creek Area School.
Printed copies of the Copley Newsletter are distributed at Gerry’s Antique and Collectables store, Pika Wiya, the Old Schoolhouse, Leigh Creek PO, Open Cut Cafe and Leigh Creek Service Station.