Around West Arthur: Fuel Bowser Demo

Fuel up: Ray Narducci from Great Southern Fuels giving some info about how to operate the automated fuel bowsers in Darkan. Photo: supplied.
Fuel up: Ray Narducci from Great Southern Fuels giving some info about how to operate the automated fuel bowsers in Darkan. Photo: supplied.

FUEL BOWSER DEMO

10 locals went to the Great Southern Fuel bowers in Darkan recently to make sure they were doing the right thing when getting their fuel from the automated bowers. Ray from Great Southern Fuels came along to give a brief talk and demonstration and notes were provided for those who required it.

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BENDIGO SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are going to Uni or TAFE for the first time in 2019 you are eligible to apply for a Bendigo Scholarship. Drop into the Bendigo Agency in Darkan for more information or check out the website at bendigobank.com.au/scholarships.

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DARKAN POOL RULES

Pool key holders are reminded of their contractual agreement with the Shire – especially not lending your key to a non-member. There is to be no alcohol consumption in the pool area or glass or BBQs used.

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BLOOD TESTING BREAK

There will be blood testing in Darkan on Tuesday January 8 and then a break until Tuesday January 29.

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DOCTOR IN DARKAN

Dr Erasmus will be back in Darkan on Tuesday January 8. Appointments can be made by phoning Boddington Medical Centre on 9883 9999.

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LIBRARY ENTERTAINMENT

Remember you can access all sorts of things in the Darkan Library, including books, DVDs, talking books, reference material etc. If you are a Darkan Library member you can also access the State Library online collection through Borrow Box for books; OverDrive for audiobooks and eBooks; rb digital for magazines and Kanopy for movies and documentaries.

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FOX SHOOT 2019

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

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WEED WATCH

A new invasive agricultural weed, Pokeweed [Phytolacca Americana] has been discovered in a plantation near Balingup recently by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Pokeweed is found in other states of Australia but this is the first time it has been found in WA and needs to be reported if found as eradication of the weed is essential. Pokeweed is a herbaceous perennial growing up to 2.5m high, is native to the US and is significantly toxic to humans and livestock. The has bright green leaves, up to 40cm in length, on a purplish stem, with elongated clusters of white to magenta flowers hanging from its branches that grow purple-red poisonous fruit. DPIRD, had been working with the Forest Products Commission, Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Main Roads and the local shire to eradicate the weed before it becomes established and wide spread in the area. People who suspect they have Pokeweed should report it to the Pests and Disease Information Services on 9368 3080 or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au

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SHED MARKETS START 

The first Shed Market for 2019 will be on Sunday January 13 starting at 10am. Come along for morning tea with proceeds to the local St John Ambulance service. If you are selling or swapping you’ll need your own table too.