Around West Arthur: Residents rally to help with hall

Monty Cotton will be performing his Johnny Cash tribute show A Boy Named Cash this weekend in Darkan. Photo supplied.
Monty Cotton will be performing his Johnny Cash tribute show A Boy Named Cash this weekend in Darkan. Photo supplied.

Arthur River Hall Meeting

Recently 30 Arthur River community members attended a public meeting regarding the future of the newest section of the hall.

The meeting was chaired by shire president Ray Harrington who indicated the discussion regarding the hall had been initiated by the Arthur River Development Committee and the shire was assisting with investigating the options.

Opinions were varied and after much discussion, the public was overwhelmingly in support of restoring the hall.

Community members offered to be involved in determining how the repairs and restoration should be done, how it will be funded and to investigate future uses for the hall.  

Works and Projects

At the moment graders are winter grading in the south east corner of shire.

Other works include tree pruning on Dardadine South, Bunce King and Howie roads; replacing guide posts on Bowelling Duranillin Road; and erecting signs on Darkan South, Bowelling Duranillin and Boyup Brook Arthur roads.

Podiatrist for Darkan

A podiatrist plans to start regular visits to Darkan if there are enough customers.

His first visit will be in October if enough people show an interest in attending.

Please register your interest with the CRC on 9736 2000.

Darkan Dance

There will be an Old Time Dance at the Darkan Town Hall on Wednesday, September 12, from 1pm to 3.30pm.

Music by Sue Piese.  Free entry but a plate of afternoon tea or gold coin is appreciated.  Put the date in your diary now.

A Boy Named Cash

There will be a Johnny Cash tribute evening on Saturday, August 11, at the Darkan Town Hall starting at 7pm.

Tickets at the door are $25 per person.  Food is available for purchase and there will be a licensed bar.  Doors open at 6pm and show is at 7pm.

Science Week 2018

Science Week 2018 is from August 11 to 19 and to celebrate the West Arthur CRC is having a “Brain Break” morning on Tuesday, August 14, with a few activities in the foyer to do with science in our world.

Pop in for a look and you might be in time for a science week-themed biscuit.

Darkan Men’s Golf

July 21 and 22 was the annual Darkan Men’s Open weekend.

The course was in great conditions but put under pressure at times due to heavy rain.

The day was sponsored by Elders, and the winners were Dac Carter and Cameron Kett (Williams) with 43 points on a count back from runners-up Michael Hulse and James Scanlon (Darkan).

Third nett was Trevor Patterson and David Hoysted (Wagin) with 42 on a count back.

Father and son winners were Chris and Brenton Buller (Darkan) with 40 points and fourth nett was Tim Buller and John Earnshow (Darkan) with 42 points.

The Coltart Club was played on Sunday over 27 holes. The Dick Curnow Memorial Trophy which was awarded to the Veteran winner of the day – Chris Buller with 49 points on a count back. 

Winner of the Coltart Cup was Jason Earnshaw (Moodiarrup) with 59 points on a count back from runner-up Bruce McGowan (Darkan). 

Best Gross was Michael Hulse (Darkan) with 43 points on a count back from runner up Gross Scott Ewen (Darkan).