Darkan to host a farmer safety workshop

Classy: Narelle Michalak presents Todd Lubcke with the iPad won by his dad, Craig Lubcke, who proved the best wool classer on the day of Sheepfest at the Rural Bank stand. Photo: supplied.

Classy: Narelle Michalak presents Todd Lubcke with the iPad won by his dad, Craig Lubcke, who proved the best wool classer on the day of Sheepfest at the Rural Bank stand. Photo: supplied.

Farm Safety Workshop: If you are a WIFE (Women in Farming Enterprise) member you can attend a free Farm Safety Workshop in Darkan on Wednesday, March 20 from 8.45am to 2.30pm. This workshop will be run by Safe Farms WA. If you want to know more about this group you can email the group at westarthur@wife.org.au

Writing and Publishing Short Course: Writing and publishing in the digital age in plain English is what this short course is all about on Thursday, February 28 from 10.30am—3pm at the West Arthur CRC. The cost is $50 per person includes morning tea and light lunch. Come along and find out from self-published author, Karina McRoberts, how to do it. RSVP to the West Arthur CRC please on 9736 2000.

Current Works and Projects: Maintenance graders will be grading bus routes including Cordering North, Capercup South, Trigwell Bridge, Gibbs and Glenorchy South roads so keep an eye out for the those vehicles. Construction works planned for this fortnight includes gravel sheeting on Bokal South Road and the Shire has taken delivery of a new tip truck.

St John Heart Grant: A heads up to local community groups that thanks to Lotterywest, St John WA has opened applications for the Heart Grant. St John WA is offering more than 1000 defibrillators to not-for-profit community groups and sporting clubs, to be installed on the exterior of a building for public community use. This offer includes the defibrillator unit, a lock box and necessary first aid training. This package normally retails well in excess of $2000, however the cost to successful grant recipients will be only $200.

Applications must be made electronically via the St John Heart Grant page stjohnheartgrant.com.au and more information can also be found on their website.

Local Gardeners Needed!: Some of the locals who currently care for the community garden beds at The Shed are looking for some younger folk to help them with their garden beds with a view to taking them over permanently. If you are interested in being involved with these great gardens please contact Rebecca South at the West Arthur CRC on 9736 2000.

CWA Morning Tea: Darkan CWA will be holding a Meet & Greet morning tea for all the ladies who participated in making poppies for the Greenbushes Belles CWA. They are hoping the Belles will be coming along to pick up the poppies and that everyone can make it on Friday, February 22 from 10am to 12 noon at the Darkan CWA rooms. RSVP to Cheryl Makin on 0429 086 536.

Walking Group: The Heart Foundation walking group run by the West Arthur CRC will start again on Thursday, February 14 at 9am. All welcome and it’s for every fitness level. Contact Abby Warren at the CRC for more details.

Podiatrist: Podiatrist Julian Boo will visit Darkan again on Thursday, March 21. Please contact the CRC for appointments on 9736 2000.

Computer Help Sessions: If you are needing some help with computer basics you are welcome to come along to the CRC in Darkan on Wednesdays from 10-11am for the “Where the On Button?” sessions during February. No need to book just come along