IT WAS a beautiful day last Friday for the Darkan Primary School swimming carnival. The serious competition was for the grade three students and above, with the grade ones and twos joining in for some fun.
Victory came down to the wire with the winning team not decided until the last relay, with Forest coming out in front on 376 points to Wheatbelt's 372.
The swimmers were cheered on by enthusiastic grandparents, family and friends. Morning tea was organised by the P&C for the parched cheerers and the parents who helped out.
IT WAS another successful Red Card for the Fox and Rabbits Shoot over the weekend of February 16 and 17.
Eleven teams tallied up the shoot with 261 foxes, 12 cats, 122 rabbits and two pigs.
West Arthur had the most teams take part and cleaned up the most foxes in the region with about half of the private area in the shire covered.
Well done to the winning team of Ian Walton, Ashley Duffield, Ross Perry and Jack Gill.
Bleat turns 20
LOCAL West Arthur paper, The Bleat, celebrates turning 20 this year with a free movie showing of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen a quirky film about a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, rated PG.
The movie will be shown outdoors on the big, inflatable screen outside the Moodiarrup Hall when it gets dark enough tomorrow night.
All welcome. The Moodiarrup Hall Com mit tee will sell refreshments as a fundraiser.
THE year 5, 6 and 7s at Darkan are off this week to Kalgoorlie for their camp. All left excited on Monday and were looking forward to seeing the big super pit and the fantastic water slide that has become legend from previous camps.
THE next gardening broadcast is on March 6 from 10am to 11am at the WACRC. Come along to listen to some handy information about local gardening conditions that relate to local gardening conditions. No RSVP necessary.
JUNIOR cricket will continue for another week on Tuesday after school.
New players are always welcome and parent help is appreciated. For more information phone Wayne Stockley on 9736 1780.
A GROUP of women played in the inter league round robin fours in hot conditions in Kojonup from February 13-15.
Heather Gibbs represented Darkan.
The Great Southern came fifth and the Lower Great Southern league finished first.
Jenny Hosking and Zellie Schinzig from the Darkan league were picked to play in the inter zone league. Hosking was also picked to play in the over 60s.
On the weekend of February 16 and 17 it was the men's league first division. Mark Wunnenberg played in the singles, which was won by Moodiarrup's Nick Hosking.
Ray Harrington and Murray Boxall lost on a count back in the pairs from Wagin, Warren Holt and Steve Trowl.
Phil Harrington, Graeme Prowse and Ian Woodruff played in the triples, which was won by Kojonup.
In second division Tom Webb and Arthur Putland played in the pairs. Gerry Hartnett, Bruce McGowan and Wayne Stockley played in the triples.
On Tuesday, February 19, Mark Wunnenberg, Phil Harrington, Jason Gibbs and Michael Hulse enjoyed playing bowls in Pingelly.
Last Friday was the Darkan Ladies' Gala Day. Fourteen visiting teams nominated from 10 different clubs.
The winners were Binningup Sk Betty Decker, runner up Harvey - Sk Shirley Hall, third Harvey Sk Lyn Egerton-Green. First round winners Eaton Sk Romona Curnow, second round winners Williams Sk Kay Gilbert.
Shirley Hall's team from Harvey had an eight and the four were given a Darkan glass.
The Spider was won by Lyn Egrton-Green from Harvey.
Men's pennants played at Wagin on Saturday, February 23, in first division Darkan lost to Wagin 1-5, aggregate 70-71.
In second division Darkan played Wagin White which Darkan lost 1-3.