Dumbleyung Darts Club
The Dumbleyung Dart team (Allstars) played against Darkan Red on Wednesday evening (24th July).
Being a final the first to win six games is the victor. We started on an even par, but began to fall behind with 4 games to 2 down after the first 6 games. But, our captain (Block) had a cunning plan and they fell into the trap. Bringing on our big gun BJ, who finished with the maximum number of pegs in a game, 3 pegs. Straight wins to BJ, Block, Roadhouse Rick and Graham, who won the 6th and winning game, gave us the next 4 games to win the night with Tanya in reserve. The winning team being Block, Ducky, Roadhouse Rick, BJ (John Williams), Tanya and Graham.
This puts us straight through to the grand final for our grade, which will be played on Saturday 3rd August in Wagin.
Article by Graham Wilson
Dumbleung Lakeview Golf Club
Saturday 27th July saw new sponsor, Matt Webb of Warren Blackwood Waste Management, make the trip from Kojonup to play on our awesome course. I heard that he has caught the golf bug and just loved the day. Thank you for your great sponsorship and hope to see you again.
Winner of the day for the men was the inform lad, Daniel McDougall, with a great score of 42 points, the runner-up old foxy loxy, Bob Hannah with 39 who once again brought in the winner. Daniel’s partners were heard to say that they didn't think that Daniel was playing all that well, well nothing out of the ordinary, but it goes to show that Daniel is on the up and up playing like a professional golfer or the others played that badly they didn't really notice his brilliant shots. Gross was won by Ricky Mott with 22 points. Novelties were won by G Ball, G Jose, R Mott, D Wall and sponsor Matt Webb. Birdie Hole - no ladies scoring but this was drawn by Kobie Ward and Graeme Jose was the lucky winner.
Ladies’ winner was Sharlene Powell, hitting her straps with her best score off the stick of 98 for quite a few years on the Dumbleyung course blitzed the field with 36 points, would have won the putting comp if we had one. With a 45 off the stick on the 1st nine and 23 points she did get a bit tired, probably the heavy load she had to bear helping her opponent with scraping all day for the 2nd nine. Sharlene just can't wait until next week's stroke round to improve on her score. Runner-up on a countback from Liz Dare was Tamara Bartram with 32 points, her best score this season and the Gross was Liz. Well done to Ronnie for going the 18 rounds without an injury.
Remember to get a partner for the Men's 4BBB and Ladies Open 4BBB Stableford on Thursday 29th August.
Next week is a stroke round sponsored by Bunge.
Article by Tamara Bartram
Pictured above from L-R: Sponsor Matt Webb from (WBWM), Daniel McDougall and Bob Hannah
Please see a short note from the Gossages sent from Belgium.
We are just heading out of a heatwave (b…ot!!). I’m sitting above Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium at the moment - enjoy my early morning walks.
Eric’s dreaming of golf - getting a bit rattled with your performance Lee, so off to Luxembourg to have a hit!
Menin Gate and Last Post which happens 8pm every night since 1928 - rain, hail or shine.
Eric’s grandfather lied about his age, went here for WWI and then was a bugler in WWII so very apt.
Pictured above Eric with the bugler whom he met while asking directions from train station.
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
The D grade Cougars travelled to Wickepin on Sunday. With a few players back to high school from the previous weeks, it was going to be a tough day. Lucas Robinson was captain for the day and after winning the toss he elected to kick with a slight breeze. The first quarter was an even contest with both sides having a bit of the ball but not putting any goals on the board. Wickepin kicked away in the second term as they registered a couple of goals to put the Cougars on the back foot at half time.
The team seemed to find their mojo in the third quarter, and after some encouragement from the fans they scored a couple of goals to get themselves back in the contest. A hectic last quarter was on display as we were still behind with only minutes to play. Finally a snap from Howie Clegg got us in front with seconds left and we managed to hold onto to the lead until the final siren. The kids played fantastic once again and it was one of the best wins of the year.
Mars Bar kids- Khalen Pitcher & Max Clegg
Best Player- Lucas Robinson
Round 11 - Another good win against Narrogin.
Mars Bar kids- Preston Smith & Fletcher Ball
Best Player- Blair Ball
Thanks to Dumbleyung Roadhouse for the awards.
We will be playing in Wagin on Saturday this week. See you there.
Article by Damion Leo
Lake Grace Kukerin Hockey Club
A great game of hockey this weekend in Hyden. C grade won 8-2 with 3 goals to Ashleigh Faulkner, 2 goals to Gabriele Nenke and 1 goal each to Morgan Chatfield, Lily Hall and Gigi Francisco. Well done! Coaches award went to Hayden Leo and the Kit Kat award went to Scarlett Leo. 2 more games until finals!!
B grade had a great win against Hyden - Kalgarin! The team work and effort on the weekend is a testament to the hard work you've put into playing and working together over the past few weeks. Goals to Amy King and Amber McPherson. Coaches award this week was again very difficult because everyone played such a great game. However, there is only one award and it went to Amy King. Amy - all your hard work on the wing, and finally one went in the goal! Great job team and we look forward to meeting Corrigin at home this weekend. Thank you, as always, to our volunteers, umpires, sponsors, spectators and everyone else who makes our club great!
Saturday 27th July.
21 days until finals.
We started strong and the girls had good ball movement. They are running hard and talking well. We were starting very well.
6 minutes was what it took to produce the first goal. Tahryn hit the baseline bringing it in and popped it back for Julie. Great play and great positioning by both.
Later that quarter, in the 16th minute, apparently Michelle got one. Don't know how because i didn't see it, but I'm guessing it was another spud run.
Two goals thought the rest of the game by Anna saw us get home 4 nill.
Good game by the girls. 21 days until finals.
Thankyou to Jamie for Umpiring.
Coaches award: Anna Taylor
Our last game against Hyden for the fixtured season was set to be a good battle. Both teams started strong but it was Souths to gain the upper hand early. First half saw us take control of the game and play our open free flowing game. Almost down to 2 on the bench with a nasty blow to Jock and his Jocks but with a lil ice and some rearranging he was back out there and scoring a nice double for the game with a sliding defection for his second goal of the game. Start of the 3rd saw us drop the ball a bit and got back to bash crash hockey be we slowly sorted ourselves out. The final quarter showed how important fitness really is. In the end we finished the game 5-0 winners. Goals to Jock 2, Ben hall, Zhane and Beau. The guts award went to Jock for his massive efforts on the field. Congrats and well done to Hyden for there fighting spirit this year. Good luck to you in your last 2 games and finals.
Article by Melissa Eynon, Floyd Pryor and Jamie Eggars
Dumbleyung Netball Club
Having ducks flying overseas into warmer weather and a duck returning home into not so warm conditions - we were back hitting the courts for a midweek game!
Dumbleyung 2 had their third game against Cardinals Vixens for this season, despite a lose and a duck injured in the 4th quarter, the girls held Cardinals to 43 goals such time the had played them.
The fast pace game was filled with incredible interceptions by Jenny West and Janina Blake. Our shooters Paige Morris and Petronella Andersson scoring through distant shots and our Candice-Combo feeding the ball from end to end.
Final score Dumbleyung 2 (17) to Cardinals Vixens (43)
Best players we're Candice Lloyd, Candice Ward and Petronella Andersson
Dumbleyung 1 had a vigorous game on their hands against Olympians 2. With the swift attack and defence on the wing by Ashlyn O’Donnell and Elspeth, a dominated centre by Pip Gooding and a strong defense by Clare Smith, the result did not reflect the game.
Final score Dumbleyung 1 (29) to Olympians 2 (44)
Best players we're Roisin Ball, Elspeth Smith and Katrina Gray
Dumbleyung 2 were happy to see Wendy Webster back on court for this Saturday's game against Kojonup 3.
The steady defence was once again lead by Janina Blake and Jenny West with support from the Wing-team Tori Denn and Kelly Stephens.
Final score Dumbleyung 2 (28)to Kojonup 3 (48)
Best players we're Ashlyn O’Donnell, Wendy Webster and Jenny West.
Dumbleyung 1 welcomed our visiting duck Candice Lloyd who joined the team for a tough game against the DJets. With a brilliant start and a strong last quarter the team were unable to ”Qwack a win”.
While Joanna McCracken and Katrina Gray kept the goals flowing throughout the game, the team gave a good performance but sadly it was not enough.
Final score Dumbleyung 1 (31) to DJets (57)
Best players we're Hanna Chiswell, Clare Smith and Roisin Ball
RATES 2019/20 - KEY DATES TO REMEMBER
At the July council meeting the budget was adopted with a 5% increase to rates. The 2019/20 rate notices have been issued and sent out, these are some of the important dates to keep in mind. If you would like to take advantage of the 5% discount, payment needs to be made by 4.30pm Friday 9th August, otherwise full payment or first instalment is due Friday 30th August.
OPTION 1 – DISCOUNT DATE – 9th August 2019
OPTION 2 – DUE DATE – 30th August 2019
OPTION 3 - 2 INSTALMENTS
30th August 2019
30th December 2019
OPTION 4 - 4 INSTALMENTS
30th August 2019
30th October 2019
30th December 2019
6th March 2010
Rate in the Dollar
Gross Rental Value 10.8219 cents
Unimproved Value 1.0333 cents
Minimum Rate $435
EFTPOS, Online Banking, Cheque, Cash,
Money Order OR Direct Deposit into Shire Account
Please enter your assessment number as your banking reference
If you are having any difficulty paying your rates, would like to set up a payment arrangement or just would like to talk to someone, please contact Mary-Ann Davidson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9863 4012 during office hours.
APPLICATIONS EXTENDED! EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG
Part Time Corporate Co-ordinator
(12 Month Contract – Maternity Leave with a possibility of extension to 15 Months)
The Shire of Dumbleyung is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person/s to join our close knit team. We are seeking applications for the following role;
• Part Time Corporate Co-ordinator (Up to 3 days, 25.5 hours per week)
Applicants should possess suitable experience in similar roles. Local Government experience would be advantageous but not essential. Level 3 Local Government Industry Award dependent on experience and qualifications.
Applications must be addressed to the undersigned and provide a current resume and contact details of two work references and a covering letter detailing your interest in the role.
The position is due to start 3rd October 2019 which incorporates a 4 week handover period with the current employee.
Further information and the position description can be obtained by contacting Mary-Ann Davidson at the shire office on 9863 4012 or email email@example.com
Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 8th August 2019.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 99
Dumbleyung WA 6350
Dumbleyung Health Hub – SEEKING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest for a Dumbleyung Health Hub concept. There are many health professionals this could be of interest to so feel free to tag and share with:
**Remedial Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, Exercise physiologists, Myotherapists, Naturopaths, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and more!**
The concept will be a modern approach to a local health hub which will also act as a small business incubator. This allows these businesses to experiment and learn with minimal risk, gaining confidence to develop their business into the future. We would hope to attract services that can be claimed through private health funds and would hope to establish the HICAPS facility for processing on the spot claims.
AFFORDABLE & LOW RISK
• $50 per week for each professional to hire the vacant shop space on Absolon Street inclusive of water and electricity costs! *Minimum of three health professionals required.
• Sharing the time & flexible hours – We hope to see the Health Hub open a minimum of five days per week, this could work as a roster system while each service builds up their clientele. There is also the option for after hours and weekend opening hours.
• Private consulting spaces - Pending commitment from three professionals we will progress with installing the first sealed private consulting room within the space which will create two consulting spaces and a waiting area.
Are you a health professional and always wanted to have your own space but are short on money and time? The Dumbleyung Health Hub could be a great opportunity!
Interested? All we need to know is what service you can provide. Contact Nicole at the shire on 9863 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org
BUDGET 2019/20 SNAPSHOT
Where Your Rates, Grants and Fees and Charges will be spent in 2019/20
Shire’s Expenditure Budget $’m
Administration, Governance & Council Support $0.66
Fire Protection and Animal Control $0.23
Health Services $0.09
Aged & Education $0.15
Housing (staff & other) $0.10
Waste, Sewerage & Environment $0.38
Planning, Community Amenities & Landcare $0.28
Halls, Recreation, Pool and Library $0.61
Road Construction & Maintenance $2.44
Plant Purchases $0.49
Rural & Economic Services & Tourism $0.27
Shire’s Revenue Budget
General Rates $1.70
Grants & Contributions $2.41
Fees, Charges & Other Revenue $0.31
Waste and Sewerage Services $0.22
Interest earnings $0.18
Major Road Projects in 2019/20
Reconstruction and Seal (Cement Stabilising)
DO YOU NEED DAY CARE FOR YOUR CHILD?
Following the recent Day Care survey, we have identified the need for additional Day Care days and will have more available placements very soon! Starting now we also have relief/back-up Educators for school holidays and to cover sick days to ensure our Educators have additional support to allow continuous service. **Please share with anyone you believe may be interested in either permanent or casual placements. Contact the shire for further information on 9863 4012 email@example.com
SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
On Saturday 19th October 2019 local governments throughout Western Australia will be participating in elections that are held every two years either via a postal voting or ‘in person’ voting system and there are some important dates for community members to be aware of.
ENROLEMENT TO VOTE
If you are currently registered on the State Electoral roll as a resident in the Shire of Dumbleyung, then you are not required to do anything. If you have recently moved to the Shire from another area and you have not changed your address or have recently become an Australian Citizen then you will need to complete a change of enrolment address or application to be enrolled, which can be done online at the WA Electoral Commission website.
The closing date for enrolment changes or new enrolments is Friday 30th August 2019 at 5.00pm otherwise you will not be entitled to vote at the 2019 local government elections.
NOMINATING FOR COUNCIL
In the Shire of Dumbleyung five (5) current Councillors terms of office will expire in 2019 with two (2) vacancies in the Dumbleyung Ward and one (1) each in the South, Kukerin and North Wards.
If you are considering nominating for Council and wont more information, or would like more information before making a decision, about the role of a Councillor, meeting attendance, remuneration or any other matter, you are encouraged to contact any of the current Councillors (contact details are on Shire website) or the Acting Chief Executive Officer during officer hours at the administration office in Dumbleyung.
Nominations will open on Thursday 5th September 2019 and close on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 4.00pm at the Shire administration office.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Houses For Rent
There are currently three well aged units available for rent.
42A Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
1/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
13/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
There is currently one low income unit available for rent.
17B McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
Facility & equipment hire
When hiring facilities, plant and equipment from the Shire, please complete the paperwork and pay the bond and hire fee at the office. On returning equipment, please contact the office for an inspection and refund of the bond
Pictured above in the Bluebird room is wonderful hostess Julie with husband, racing enthusiast and historian David Thompson from Number56 in the Somme region.
Much to the surprise and delight of travellers Davina and Eric Gossage, they found on the morning of their departure from France that their wonderful hosts at Number56, La Boisselle, had a Bluebird guest room complete with a picture of Mr Whoppit!
To Snip or Not to Snip?
When we as blokes, arrive at the decision with our partners that the pitter-patter of tiny feet, 2am feeds and toxic nappies are not on the agenda anymore, then some form of permanent contraception is one possible pathway. There are options for the ladies in our lives, but those options can involve major surgery and unwanted side effects. The male version in terms of permanent surgical sterilization is the vasectomy and by comparison it’s minor surgery with little to no side effects.
The first question is, what exactly is a vasectomy? Quite simply it is the cutting and sealing of the tubes (vas deferens) that carries sperm from the testes to the penis. It’s usually done under local anaesthetic via a very small incision on each side of the scrotum, and despite “The Snip” being the slang term, it doesn’t usually involve scissors.
The most important question in many bloke’s minds is, “does it hurt?” and we’re well within our rights to ask this. We’ve already spent a lifetime keeping our crown jewels out of harm’s way and on the odd occasion that we haven’t, well, it hasn’t ended well. The short answer is no. Some bruising and slight discomfort over the first couple of days is normal but not debilitating. A warning to my three-year-old daughter not to jump off the end of the lounge into my lap four hours after surgery would have been useful in hindsight, and I definitely wouldn’t suggest riding your bike home after the op!
An important point to keep in mind, is the fact that the sperm already in your reproductive system will remain viable little swimmers for up to 3 months or until “the pipes are clear”. It’s not uncommon for couples to fall pregnant in the months immediately following a vasectomy, an irony not immediately all that humorous to those affected.
A lot of guys worry that it will affect their experience of sex however this typically isn’t the case, as outwardly there is no visible difference to ejaculate nor usually any change to sensation. The vasectomy in no way interferes with erectile function nor with orgasm which no doubt is a relief to those considering the procedure.
A vasectomy should be considered permanent even though there is a procedure known as a vasectomy reversal. A successful reversal is by no means guaranteed, with success anywhere between 40-90 % but falling away rapidly with age, time between surgeries and other complications. For this reason, you need to be absolutely certain; besides, repeat operations on our “agates” don’t figure very highly on anyone’s “to do” list.
To decide whether a vasectomy is right for you, “the ball’s in your court” so to speak. You need to be sure that you and your partner have completed your family and that you want to take responsibility for family planning. On the flip side, a vasectomy is not something to be rushed into if you are relatively young; recently separated, divorced or having relationship problems.
So, all in all, it’s a decision you and your partner need to make together.
Glen and the Team
The Regional Men’s Health Initiative
Delivered by Wheatbelt Men’s Health (Inc.)
PO Box 768, Northam WA 6401
Phone: 08 9690 2277
Pictured above from L-R: Allison, Pippa Bairstow and Jack Pearce
The talented young guns, Jack Pearce and Pippa Bairstow, recently travelled interstate to represent WA in hockey.
Jack flew over to Hobart for the Men’s U18 National Championship, which took place from April 9th to 17th this year. Outstandingly, the team made it into the grand final and received silver!
Pippa recently flew over to Lismore, New South Wales to compete in the Women’s U21 Australian Championships, which took place from the 11th to the 18th of July. The team made it into the semi-finals, receiving bronze!
Congratulations to both Pippa and Jack on your amazing dedication and hard work, we wish you all the best for your future hockey!
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community members and volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter.