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post Community Market Encore!

August 30th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 7:39 pm

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Beneath dramatic rain clouds today’s first Community Market was a great success, raising money for the new art gallery and stallholders. Moggsie’s cakes were a hit as usual, Siobhan received lots of generous support for her Blessed Broodmare fundraiser, which has been extended to be drawn on September 30th, and there was an excited run on plants, bags, toys and handmade goodies. It was great to see people from Leigh Creek and further afar.

We’re celebrating the success with an encore this weekend, Saturday September 6th, 11am – 4pm at 33 Railway Terrace East, Copley.

If you’re ready for a spring clean of your wardrobe, a tidy up of your craft corner or sharing some fresh produce or some other goodies, feel free to join us with stall for a $10 donation, or drop in with some pocket money and some friends and check out the range of fresh fruit, plants, vege seedlings, original framed artworks, toys, bags, fresh cakes, handcrafts, trash and treasure and antique collectables.

Stay tuned for notices of the Community Market continuing on a monthly basis!

post Orion Mission Puts Copley back on the Map

August 24th, 2008

Filed under: Events,Your Stories — newseditor @ 11:37 am

Laying rest once and for all to the too often asked question ‘Where the *** *** is Copley?’ what can only be described as a stroke of genius by the Copley Awareness Group (CAG), with assistance from the RAF to either confirm or deny the presence of this too often forgotten outback bastion. While swarms of tourists pass by the town, oblivious to its many services, perplexed locals have been pondering the problem and the answer came literally from high above. CAG president, Theodore Bogsworth called upon his Rotary Club pal and long term ally Captain Strangelove, group leader of the Orion P3 Squadron based in Edinburgh, Adelaide. The $600,000 mission finally received approval after Strangelove convinced military command that the value of the Orion fleet could be proven statistically if the location and whereabouts of Copley could be confirmed, thereby enabling lost tourism revenue to finally flow into the town, a percentage of which would be allocated by CAG to help with escalating refueling costs of the Orion fleet. The success of the mission rests upon the publication of photos from todays mission, which will be sent to tourism operators around the world who oddly denied that Copley exists or is a tourism destination. There is absolutely no confirmation as yet but rumour has it that other lost towns will be put back on the map as an extension of the CAG-RAF mission.

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post Community Market

August 17th, 2008

Filed under: Events,Trash and Treasure — newseditor @ 1:41 pm

The winter fair has transformed into the community market! Kicking off on Saturday 30th August, you are invited to join the fun by gathering a few goodies and holding a stall of your own. We hope to see the community market ongoing, with fresh local produce, plants and handicrafts. Bring your ideas, your friends and your pocket money!

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post 8 8 8

August 8th, 2008

Filed under: Events,Spirit — newseditor @ 5:56 pm

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Cosmic brocolli from the Chapel of the Eighth Sister!

post Freedom is Remembering Who You Are! Seeds of the Future are Sown in the Past. from Dalry

July 21st, 2008

Filed under: Events,Spirit,Your Stories — newseditor @ 2:01 pm

Make yourself a cuppa and sit down for a read of Dalry’s story, a circle traveled around the world from fire to freedom…

Freedom is remembering who you are! Seeds of the future are sown in the past.

IT SEEMS THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO FINISH SOMETHING AND TO INITIATE SOMETHING ELSE! IF AFTER YOU HAVE READ THIS YOU FEEL TO PASS IT ON TO OTHERS… OR TO INITIATE A FREEDOM NETWORK OR FREEDOM ACTIVITIES YOURSELF…….freedom from fear……freedom from aggression……..freedom from want….freedom from hunger….freedom to be yourself……THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL!

THIS IN BRIEF….TELLS OF HOW THE PAST BECAME THE FUTURE!

It was back in October 1974 I when I decided to run away. With good reason mind you! I had no wish to be injured again by my husband in one of his bouts of drunken rage. A few days previously it had occurred to me that if Jews could survive in the wilderness for 40 years on manna alone, I could manage in the Australian wilderness for forty days on $80.00 dollars because that’s all I had.

I set off on the evening of the 7th of October in pouring rain and took a route heading due North from Melbourne. Sure enough within a few days I found myself tucked safely away in a clearing within Cooee of mysterious Red George in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, where the high cliffs are scored with hundreds of chippings said to have been made by powerful Aborigine Mimi spirits….the perfect location to undertake a 10 day distilled water fast. No food. No people. Just me…. the Aborigine elders…the Mimis…and the others.

From there I made my way on foot, walking from dawn to dark in a straight line which took me initially through the door of the Copley Roadhouse, and eventually some months later through the front door of Tom Agnew’s house. Tom had arrived in the fifties from Ireland, and since then had made a monumental contribution to opening up the outback; first by introducing Landrovers to the desert and later by engaging in a multitude of contracts involving his precious toys….front end loaders…graders…bulldozers… and whatever else was required for the job in hand……
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post RFDS Fundraising Bike Ride

July 4th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 6:28 pm

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.
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post Grant Submission Workshop

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 5:31 pm

Grant Submission Workshop
19th June  10am -1.00pm
Copley Pub back Function room
Facilitator Cecelia Woolford (Kimba TAFE Inc)
RSVP Mark Shirley or Rebecca McDonald on 8648 5970
Mileage allowance assistance if required.
OACDT sponsorship

post Community Planning Workshop

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 5:30 pm

Community Planning Workshop
Do you want a say in the future of the community?
Do you have a great project in mind?
Workshop: 18th June, 6-9.30pm
Leigh Creek Hotel (aka Copley Pub) Copley
supper supplied 7.30pm
Facilitator Cecelia Woolford (Kimba TAFE Inc)
This workshop incorporates the development of a Community Plan for the next 3 years.
ALL WELCOME
RSVP to Copley Progress Association
Helen McCloud by Tuesday 17th June
Sponsored by Outback Areas Development Trust

post Solstice Earthdream

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events,Spirit — newseditor @ 12:22 pm

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Earthdream 2008 will be celebrating winter solstice at Mutonia Sculpture Park at Alberie Creek. For more information see the Earthdream site or the May Copley Newsletter. (Images: Earthdream)

post Winter Fair

June 7th, 2008

Filed under: Arts,Events,Trash and Treasure — newseditor @ 2:08 pm

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Stay tuned to this thread for updates on the winter fair…

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