Around West Arthur: Farmers and footballers to face off

Ready to race: Young farmer Todd Lubcke and young footballer Brooklyn Nelson. Photo: Caro Telfer.
Ready to race: Young farmer Todd Lubcke and young footballer Brooklyn Nelson. Photo: Caro Telfer.

Australia Day

The West Arthur community is invited to attend the annual Australia Day Breakfast at Lake Towerinning on Saturday, January 26.

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

The Australia Day awards will be presented after breakfast.

Volunteers wanted

The Senior Meals are starting again on Thursday, February 7.

Are you able to help? We have a lovely group of volunteers but would love some new faces.

We cook every Thursday from 9am-12noon.

You would be on the roster with two others only about every 3-4 months.

The only requirement is that you complete a Food Safety Certificate which is done online at no cost.

If you are able to help, contact Carol on 0409 100 358 or the Shire office on 9736 2222.

Second Darkan Sheepfest

Saturday, February 9 heralds the second annual Darkan Sheepfest at the Darkan Town Oval from 9.30am.

Entry fee is a gold coin. There will be great entertainment for all ages.

Shearing, fashion parade, sheep competitions, stalls, music, foot races and plenty of food and drink options til late.

Thanks to all the sponsors including these 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. 

Tech Tuesdays at the CRC

Not sure how to upload, download, turn on, update on your phone, tablet, laptop etc, well come and ask Daniel between 10am-12noon on a Tuesday.

Free for the first 1/2 hour. You can make an appointment or just turn up and wait your turn.  

Walking group

Come along and be part of a walking group based from the CRC.

The walks are for 30 minutes every Thursday from 9am. Just turn up or contact Abby for more info.

This is inspired by a Heart Foundation initiative.

Community cash vouchers

Are you stuck for a gift for someone local?

What about a gift voucher to spend at participating stores? It’s easy—just come into the CRC, buy a voucher, give it away and the recipient can go into any store displaying the Community Cash Voucher and use it.

It is easy and helps us to shop local. Contact the CRC for more info or if you want your business to become part of this great initiative.

Electronic resources at the library

Join the online library and be e-entertained by plenty of e-options.

Here is a list of some of the free eResources for you to enjoy:

Kanopy for movies online – ask us how. Hundreds of movies added every month. You are welcome to watch at the CRC if you like;

OverDrive to access over half a million eBook, audiobook, music and video titles; 

A Sony eReader you can borrow that can access OverDrive; 

BorrowBox for eAudiobooks. Be entertained or educated on those long drives; 

rbDigital for free online magazines. All your favourites are there.

Drop in soon and see us at the Darkan Library or send us an email at if you wish to make the most of our great electronic resources. Or visit 

Confidential free counselling available at the CRC

If you need someone to talk to please be aware that Southern Agcare provides confidential free-of-charge counselling most Wednesdays at the West Arthur CRC.

For appointments phone Sally on 0427 192 155.

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 are required.