Around West Arthur: Sheepfest to feature new events in 2019

On your marks: The 2019 Sheep Fest will see the first Farmer Vs Footballer Farm Boot Foot Race contested. Photo: supplied.
On your marks: The 2019 Sheep Fest will see the first Farmer Vs Footballer Farm Boot Foot Race contested. Photo: supplied.

Australia Day Celebrations

The West Arthur community are invited to attend the Annual Australia Day Breakfast at Lake Towerinning on January 26.

Breakfast is served from 8am. Please bring a plate, cutlery, cup and chair.

The Australia Day Awards will be presented after breakfast.

Basic Computer Sessions in February

The West Arthur CRC will be hosting basic computer info sessions on Wednesdays in February from 10-11am.

The topics covered start from how to turn your computer on through to signing up to Facebook, anything to do with photos and then a general question session at the last date on February 27.

No RSVPs required.

Blood Testing Break

Our lovely phlebotomist is taking a short break until returning to take your samples from January 29.

Save Your Aluminium Cans

The Darkan Primary School wants your aluminium cans for recycling and to help with fund-raising.

They can be dropped off into the wool pack collection bin in the car park on the south side of the canteen/assembly building.

Please put only cans in the can bin – tip them out of the container you have collected them in and take the container home to refill or dispose of it in an appropriate bin at home or school.

Arvo Book Club

Do you like to read - but don’t have much time? Do you like to talk - but can also listen? Do you want to be part of a book club - but not every month?

If you answered “yes” to most of these you might be interested in the Arvo Book Club at the West Arthur CRC.

New members welcome. Yearly cost is $15. If you are keen call 9736 2000 or email

Darkan Sheepfest

The second Darkan Sheepfest will be held at the Darkan Town Oval on February 9 from 9.30am onwards.

It is unique, fun and entry will cost you only a gold coin!

There will be some great new events: the Farmer vs Footballer farm boot foot race and the Young Farmer Challenge; plus Sport Shear competition, Wool Fashion parade, Ewe Hogget competition, market stalls, free kid’s entertainment, band and outdoor bar until 10pm, and much more.

Thanks to all the sponsors, including Supreme and Grand sponsors Darkan Agri Services, Byfields Business Advisers, Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank, Elders, Farm Weekly, Australian Wool Innovation Limited, Warralea Poll Merino Stud, Shire of West Arthur.

Child Health Clinics at West Arthur CRC

The child health nurse is here fortnightly on Tuesday by appointment.

The next dates are January 29 and February 12.

Immunisations will be monthly from 9.30-10.30am.

Bookings and queries can be directed to Williams Medical Centre on 9885 2600 (new number).