Around West Arthur: Funds help flying doctor

Gaming fun: Participants enjoying the Neighbourhood Centre Week Games Night on May 10. Photo: Supplied.

Gaming fun: Participants enjoying the Neighbourhood Centre Week Games Night on May 10. Photo: Supplied.

The Oppy Shop managed to raise $500 in the month of April, which has now been donated to The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Karen Prowse.

Games Night Success:

Thanks to all those who came along to the Neighbourhood Centre Week Games Night at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre on Friday, May 10.

The games night was a rip-roaring success, with 25 participants trying out some great new board games and card games.

The catering by Rarebits on Burrowes Café was also a highlight of the night, made possible thanks to a grant for Neighbourhood Centre Week, supported by Linkwest and Lotterywest.

Feral Pig Control Sundowner:

It's time to get serious about feral pigs in West Arthur. Residents are invited to be part of a co-ordinated and resourced effort across shires to reduce the impacts of feral pigs with the break of season.

Join the Blackwood Biosecurity Group for a Sundowner in Darkan on Friday, May 31, and meet the Feral Pig Field Operators.

Come along to find out how they are operating in the shire and how they can help you and your neighbours to step up pressure on feral pigs. For more information, contact Ade South on 0428 935 000 or Andrew Gorton on 0428 283 057.

Cryptic Crosswords Explained:

Come along to an introductory session on the basics of cryptic crosswords in an informal group setting suitable for beginners at 10am on Monday, May 27, in the Hawthorn Room at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre. The session includes morning coffee. To RSVP, contact the Community Resource Centre on 9736 2000.

West Arthur Council Elections:

Local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years, with the next due to be held on October 19, 2019. Nominations for council open on September 5 and close on September 12, 2019. This year, there will be three vacancies for a term of four years. The electoral roll will close at 5.00pm on August 30, 2019.

All electors should check that their enrolment details are up to date via the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website at www.elections.wa.gov.au

People who own or occupy property in the shire and are not on the State Electoral Roll may still be eligible to be on the Owners and Occupiers Roll and, therefore, nominate for council and vote.

To check your eligibility, please contact the shire office prior to August 30, 2019.

If you are interested in standing for council, you may wish to attend a council meeting as an invited guest.

Please contact Nicole Wasmann at the shire office for more information about the program.

Oppy Shop Notes:

The Oppy Shop managed to raise $500 in the month of April for The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

May sales will be donated to Multiple Sclerosis WA.

The Oppy Shop is open on Tuesdays during the school term from 10am to 4pm and is next to the Roadhouse in Darkan. Remember that all proceeds go to great causes and it is good to recycle.

Are You Pregnant?

If you would like to receive more antenatal and postnatal care closer to home, contact Darkan community midwife Holly Brockway on 9881 0385 or 0429 127 917.

Ms Brockway is available on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Bowling for Bowels:

Everyone is invited to the carpet bowls afternoon on Wednesday, June 19, at 2 pm at the West Arthur Community Resource Centre.

This event is held to promote and discuss the importance of bowel cancer screening and enjoy sending a few bowls down the carpet.

Physiotherapist, Pam Stockley, will be there to educate and entertain with her information presentation and there will also be afternoon tea thanks to funding from Cancer Council WA.

To RSVP, contact the Community Resource Centre before Friday, June 14, on 9736 2000.