Around West Arthur: Businesses to say thank you to locals

Big Bash: Shire of West Arthur businesses will hold a barbecue for residents on December 21, thanking them for their support throughout the year. Photo: Shutterstock.
Big Bash: Shire of West Arthur businesses will hold a barbecue for residents on December 21, thanking them for their support throughout the year. Photo: Shutterstock.

Business Big Bash

The businesses of the Shire of West Arthur would like to invite the Shire residents to a sausage sizzle on Friday, December 21 at the Skate Park in Darkan.

This is a thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year. The night is from 6-9pm.

Fox Shoot 2019

Save the date for the West Arthur Community Fox Shoot is on February 1-3, 2019. 

There will be a weigh in, count, prizes awarded and big breakfast at the Darkan Rifle Club on Sunday, February 3 at 9am. 

For further information contact projects@blackwoodbiosecurity.org.au. 

Oppy Shop Notes

The Darkan Oppy Shop takings for November came to $500 which has been sent to Perth Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from December will go to Kidney Research WA.

A big thank to all who bring, buy or help us at the Darkan Oppy Shop and they wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas. 

They will reopen the Tuesday before school starts in 2019.

Shire Works and Projects

Works planned prior to the holiday break include installing guide posts and signage on recently sealed roads. Hall car park and back lane works will be sealed in early January.

The Shire has taken delivery of an Isuzu town maintenance tipper truck and a Isuzu prime mover. The Shire will be selling the Mack prime mover by online auction at the end of January.

Please contact the Shire if you would like a link to the auction listing. You can contact the Shire on 9736 2222.

Shire Holiday Period Closure

The Shire Office will be closed from 4:30pm Friday December 21 to 8:30am Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Emergency contact details will be on the Shire answering message. Emails sent to shire@westarthur.wa.gov.au will be monitored and responded to if urgent.

Seniors’ Exercises

Seniors who attend the Thursday exercise group at the CRC are asked to note exercises will re-commence on Thursday, January 17.

Darkan Bowls Results

On Saturday, December 8, it was Darkan versus Wagin, won by Darkan 70/64 6-0.

The winning teams were D. Buller, P. Lubcke, H. Lubcke and G. Prowse won 23/19; K. Bunce, P. Wharton, W. Duffield and M. Wunnenberg won 20/17; and I. Woodruff, A. Putland, R. Harrington and M. Boxall won 27/25. 

On Saturday, December 15, Darkan were also victorious over Katanning 64/56 ½-½.

The teams were I. Woodruff, A. Putland, R. Harrington and M. Boxall won 26/22; D. Buller, P. Lubcke, H. Lubcke and G. Prowse won 18/14; and K. Bunce, B. McGowan, P. Wharton and W. Duffield drew 20/20.

Pennants have now finished until 2019.