Condobolin Argus https://condobolinargus.com.au Community Owned & Operated local newspaper. Out every Wednesday. Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:40:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 https://condobolinargus.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-a-500x500-150x150.jpg Condobolin Argus https://condobolinargus.com.au 32 32 ROY BUTLER HAS HIS SAY https://condobolinargus.com.au/roy-butler-has-his-say/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=roy-butler-has-his-say Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:16:41 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3998 By Melissa Blewitt State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, of which Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire are a part of, wrote to the Inquiry in an attempt to highlight the health care needs of his...

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By Melissa Blewitt

State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, of which Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire are a part of, wrote to the Inquiry in an attempt to highlight the health care needs of his electorate.

“I write to regarding Portfolio Committee No.2 – Health’s Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales,” he put in his cover letter to the Inquiry.

“The electorate of Barwon is unique in many ways, it is the largest electorate in the State by many hundreds of square kilometres, it has 13 Local Government Areas and the Unincorporated Area, 72 schools and 27 hospitals and multi-purpose services across 4 Local Health Districts.

“It is the state of these hospital services, that has kept me up at night – passionate, yet overworked staff, stripped back services, Ambo’s driving for hours to get people to a bigger centre and sadly the fact that some communities have lost faith that the hospital will be able to help them in their time of need.

“Twenty years ago, the average life expectancy of someone living in far western NSW was 80.2 years, compared to 78.2 in Sydney at the time.

“Data released by NSW Health in 2016 shows the scenario has now totally flipped, with people in Sydney likely to live to 85.3 while life expectancy for those in communities in Barwon has decreased to 78.8.

“This decline did not happen overnight and did not happen without the NSW Government’s awareness.

“The health system is one of the most monitored in the world, the decline in the health of people in rural, regional and remote NSW has been reported on, it is time the Government acted to reverse these statistics,” his letter concluded.

In his submission, he also wrote: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) sums up the city country health divide by saying “All is not equal” in its review of Australia’s health. This report goes on to state that people living in rural and remote areas experience poorer health outcomes compared to people in major cities.”

“It would be totally unsatisfactory to the people I represent for this inquiry to produce a report that rehashes what they already know from their own experiences and that has already been presented to the Government through the sources outlined previously,” he went on to say.

“People in rural, regional and remote NSW are tired of the system seemingly neglecting their needs and putting the issue of appropriate health care in the ‘too hard basket’.

“Recommendations from this inquiry that propose, systemic, drastic change is the only satisfactory outcome. We are beyond tinkering on the edges. People in rural, regional and remote NSW understand that and have developed a deep understanding that the change that is required won’t be instantaneous and will take time to implement.

“What needs to change in the bush to achieve better health outcomes for people will not be a simple one sized fits all solution, and an answer won’t be found by looking at a checklist of the health services that are and aren’t available in a town, the problem is much broader than that.

“Health service planning in my opinion fails to see people, and the needs of people and how those plans will impact lives.

“I have met on a number of occasions senior bureaucrats in the Local Health Districts across Barwon to discuss health needs in my communities. Often it is me approaching them because my team has identified a demand for a service in a particular town.

“Take for instance the need for renal dialysis chairs, chemotherapy chairs, cardiac clinics, or more aged care beds. We’re often told they need to run the numbers and then that the demand isn’t high enough, the cost is too great. Now I understand that I have had to balance budgets before in the public sector, I understand the pressure.

“But I don’t see the budget pressures when it comes to health. I see a system that says we need 9 people in this community to need renal dialysis before we look to setting up a unit in the town, but we’ve only got 7 so they’ll have to keep loading themselves into the car 3 times a week, paying for fuel, spending hours on the road and a whole day out of town. Now is that a life well lived?

“Is that a system that looks and sees people? Or is a system that looks at ‘minimum viable numbers’ and spreadsheets and cost benefit ratios? Isn’t health care about simply that care?

“We in the bush aren’t asking for a full trauma centre in every town, or large cancer centres every 100kms, but what we are asking for is the system to stop looking through a lens of ‘minimum numbers’ that are based on the metropolitan areas. The numbers in the bush will always balance out to be cost of delivery higher, number of users lower. But those users are people, and they have families.

“In the bush, we want to be able to have babies at our local hospital, because that’s where generations of our family were born. We want our kid’s growth and development checked on by someone we know and trust. We want health advice delivered to us in person not over a computer screen. We want our parents and grandparents to be able to live safely in their hometowns with access to doctors. We want our nurses to be able to go to work and be safe and supported. We want our paramedics to be not be burnt out by overtime.

“We don’t want more avoidable deaths. We want to trust the health system again,” his submission concluded.

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BIRD WATCHING EVENT SUCCESS https://condobolinargus.com.au/bird-watching-event-success/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bird-watching-event-success Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:09:38 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3995 Condobolin and District Landcare held a very successful Bird Watching event with Warren ‘Chaddy” Chad on Sunday, 28 March. It was a big hit with the morning kicking off with Bacon and eggs plus yoghurt,...

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Condobolin and District Landcare held a very successful Bird Watching event with Warren ‘Chaddy” Chad on Sunday, 28 March.

It was a big hit with the morning kicking off with Bacon and eggs plus yoghurt, fruit and muesli. Next Chaddy taught the excited group some tips and tricks for finding a bird within a bird ID book, and they learned a little on migratory bird patterns across Australia and beyond.

Everyone then went for a walk around our beautiful Gum Bend Lake and spotted a whole range of different birds including Whistling Kite, Black Kite, Little Corella, Galah, Eastern Rosella, Red Rumped Parrot, Blue-Faced Honeyeater, White Plumed Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Peewee, Magpie, Willie Wagtail, Hoary-Headed Grebe, Australian Grebe, Pacific Black Duck, Grey Teal Duck, Wood Duck, Black Front Dotterel, Swallow, Great Egret, White-Faced Heron, Variegated Fairy-Wren, White-Winged Fairy-Wren, Little Grass Bird, Pelican, Little Black Cormorant and Little Friarbird. “A wonderful spot to find birds!” a post on the Condobolin and District Landcare Facebook Page read.

“Thank you to those that attended, it was a great morning. A huge thank you to Warren Chad for imparting such knowledge and sparking some new or rekindled interest in bird watching, and Brendon White for cooking the BBQ!”

Image Credit: Kathy Parnaby.

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TOTTENHAM HEALTH STAFF GET THEIR VACCINATIONS https://condobolinargus.com.au/tottenham-health-staff-get-their-vaccinations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tottenham-health-staff-get-their-vaccinations Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:25:09 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=4007 By Melissa Blewitt Tottenham Multi Purpose staff, who are part of the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), rolled up their sleeves to receive their first jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from a mobile...

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By Melissa Blewitt

Tottenham Multi Purpose staff, who are part of the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), rolled up their sleeves to receive their first jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from a mobile vaccination team on 29 March.

Chief Executive of the Western NSW Local Health District, Scott McLachlan, said that vaccination of frontline health staff was an important milestone for communities across the region.

“We all want and need our local healthcare workers to be safe and healthy. COVID19 vaccination is key in protecting them, and everyone else in our community,” he explained.

“The role being played here in Dubbo, as a vaccination hub, is very important.

“To get both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to our staff is a huge undertaking and the Dubbo hub will be the logistics centre for all that activity.

“It’s a massive exercise but one we’ve planned in great detail. The COVID-19 vaccine offers an additional measure of protection and I want to join Dr Stewart in encouraging all health staff, and in fact everyone in the community, to take advantage of having the vaccine when it becomes available to them.”

The Vaccination Hub at Dubbo is operating as a central point of storage and distribution for the vaccinations that will distributed to thousands of staff across the Local Health District.
Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders, has also encouraged local residents to take up vaccination when they’re eligible.

“High rates of vaccination give an additional layer of protection for everyone. It’s great to see the vaccination program start with our hard working healthcare professionals who are most at risk, and who we rely on to care for us.

“It’s exciting to see Dubbo performing such an important role as the vaccination hub for the District,” said Mr Saunders.

Dubbo, along with Orange and Bathurst hospitals, will provide fixed-site vaccination clinics for healthcare workers, with two mobile services rotating through health facilities at another 35 locations.

According to WNSWLHD. it is only responsible for the vaccination of health staff, WNSWLHD residential aged care residents and other emergency workers. Vaccination of other groups is being undertaken through General Practices.

To find out more about eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, go the Australian Government’s online eligibility checker at www.health.gov.au . NSW is working closely with the Australian Government to implement a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination in NSW go to www.health.nsw.gov.au

Katrina Anne Mulligan after reciving her vaccination. Image Credit: Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

Katrina Anne Mulligan after reciving her vaccination. Image Credit: Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

Clancy McCauley and Catherine Jarvis had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Tottenham on 29 March. Image Credit: Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

Clancy McCauley and Catherine Jarvis had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Tottenham on 29 March. Image Credit: Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

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CHS RAISING AWARNESS OF AUTISM https://condobolinargus.com.au/chs-raising-awarness-of-autism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chs-raising-awarness-of-autism Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:54:54 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3982 By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School and its students are making sure every step counts in helping create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind. The School along with Brycen Porter,...

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By Melissa Blewitt

Condobolin High School and its students are making sure every step counts in helping create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind.

The School along with Brycen Porter, Tyler Perry and Ahriyah Porter, along with MCAT teacher Steve Maier and Charlotte and James Porter hosted a barbecue on Thursday, 25 March, to raise awareness of autism and to fundraise.

Brycen even participated in the ‘Walk for Autism’, where he challenged himself to walk 10,000 steps a day for eight days from 21 March to 28 March. This is the third year Brycen has taken part in the event.

On the Walk for Autism website (https://www.walkforautism.org.au/) is says people on the autism spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently.

“Trying to cope with the everyday can cause stress and anxiety and prevent people on the autism spectrum from fully participating in the world around them – leading to feelings of isolation and exclusion,” the website explains.

“Differences in social communication, strong interests and repetitive behaviours mean interacting with others can often be unpredictable and confusing.

“Being over-or under-sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, smells or light can cause sensory overload and make physical and social situations challenging.

“By taking part in Walk for autism, you will help break down the barriers that keep people excluded and provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to engage, participate and thrive in the world around them.”

They urge the community to learn and do more in relation to understanding autism.

“It’s up to all of us to adapt our behaviour, perspectives and environments to be inclusive of all people. Some of the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum are provided when the people surrounding them make some adjustments,” the website states.

Steve Maier, Tyler Perry, Brycen Porter, Charlotte Porter and James Porter

Steve Maier, Tyler Perry, Brycen Porter, Charlotte Porter and James Porter

Brycen Porter and Tyler Perry

Tayla Venables. Janiesha Flick, Arabella Blewitt, Jalanah Read, Jessica Wallner and Mia Holmes. Image Credits: Melissa Blewitt.

Tayla Venables. Janiesha Flick, Arabella Blewitt, Jalanah Read, Jessica Wallner and Mia Holmes. Image Credits: Melissa Blewitt.

Riley Keen and Triston Ross

Riley Keen and Triston Ross

Charlotte, Ahriyah, Brycen and James Porter

Charlotte, Ahriyah, Brycen and James Porter

 

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FIRST HEARING HELD, LOCAL SUBMISSIONS MADE https://condobolinargus.com.au/first-hearing-held-local-submissions-made/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-hearing-held-local-submissions-made Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:22:34 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=4001 By Melissa Blewitt The first hearing of the Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales Inquiry has been conducted. A number of submissions in relation...

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By Melissa Blewitt

The first hearing of the Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales Inquiry has been conducted.

A number of submissions in relation to health care and medical services in Condobolin were submitted to the Inquiry.

Many were concerned with alleged misdiagnosing of illness; lack of medical services in the town; removal of medical services; lack of understanding from State Government/NSW Health; lack of doctors at the Hospital and in the town; and local people failing to seek medical attention because of all the perceived barriers placed in front of them.

This Inquiry was established on 16 September 2020 to inquire into and report on health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW.

On the Parliament of NSW website it said: “Submissions about individual health care experiences will inform our thinking about the general provision and availability of health services in non-metropolitan areas. However, this inquiry will not be conducting investigations or reviews of individual cases.”

The first hearing was held on 19 March in the Macquarie Room at Parliament House in Sydney. This was the beginning of a NSW parliamentary inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote areas across the state. The hearing was open to the public, but was limited due to COVID-19 requirements.

These hearings and site visits are being held in rural, regional and remote NSW over the coming months, allowing members of the Upper House’s health committee to explore a range of issues and hear from community members and health workers from around the state, according to a statement released by the Legislative Council on 17 March.

The next hearing is scheduled for Deniliquin on 29 April. This will be followed by hearings at Cobar on 30 April, at Wellington on 18 May, Dubbo on 19 May, Lismore on 16 June, Gunnedah on 17 June and another at Macquarie Room at Parliament House in Sydney on 12 July.

Chair of the committee, the Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC said that after receiving over 700 written submissions, the committee was looking forward to speaking directly with witnesses to continue the important task of gathering further evidence for the inquiry.

“As a starting point in Sydney, we’ll be hearing from a range of organisations spanning health and medical representative bodies, groups representing rural doctors, nurses, unions, and of course NSW Health,” he explained.

“This inquiry was established to look at health and hospital services for people living in rural, regional and remote areas, and how their access to these services and ultimately their health outcomes compare to those living in metropolitan areas.

The committee will be using the evidence gathered from the submissions and public hearings to develop a comprehensive report and propose recommendations to the NSW Government for addressing issues that are identified and need to be addressed.”

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AN EXCELLENT EASTER https://condobolinargus.com.au/an-excellent-easter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-excellent-easter Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:54:36 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3944 By Melissa Blewitt The Lachlan Shire enjoyed an excellent Easter. Many took the opportunity to go camping, fishing, spend time with family or just take a moment to take in the beautiful weather.    ...

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By Melissa Blewitt

The Lachlan Shire enjoyed an excellent Easter.

Many took the opportunity to go camping, fishing, spend time with family or just take a moment to take in the beautiful weather.

Rubie Haworth, Zahlee Blewitt, Lynette Haworth, Dakotah Haworth, Jaren Blewitt and Arabella Blewitt were happy with their 58 centimetre Murray Cod, caught on the Lachlan River. The fish was released back into the River. Image Credits: Melissa Blewitt.

Rubie Haworth, Zahlee Blewitt, Lynette Haworth, Dakotah Haworth, Jaren Blewitt and Arabella Blewitt were happy with their 58 centimetre Murray Cod, caught on the Lachlan River. The fish was released back into the River. Image Credits: Melissa Blewitt.

 

 

There were many visitors to the area, ensuring the towns and villages across the Shire had a boost to their economies.

According to the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, over 400,000 Easter campers were expected to hit the road over the holiday period.

Many keen fishers made their way to the Lachlan River in search of Murray Cod, Yellow Belly (Golden Perch), Catfish and Silver Perch.

The legal size limit for Murray Cod is 55 centimetres to 75 centimetres, with a daily cap of two fish per fisher. The minimum legal length for a Yellow Belly is 30 centimetres with fishers allowed five per day as a limit.

Prior to the Easter break, local schools and organisations got into the spirit by holding a myriad of Easter activities.

Condobolin Schools As Community Centres held an Easter Playgroup at Willowbend Sports Centre 2877 on 30 March. There was face painting by Mellissa Speer, Easter Hat making, Bunny Hokey Pokey and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny was a special guest at the Condobolin Schools As Community Centres Easter Playgroup held at Willowbend Sports Centre 2877 on Tuesday, 30 March. Image Credit: Condobolin Schools As Community Centres Facebook Page.

The Easter Bunny was a special guest at the Condobolin Schools As Community Centres Easter Playgroup held at Willowbend Sports Centre 2877 on Tuesday, 30 March. Image Credit: Condobolin Schools As Community Centres Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condobolin Public School held an Easter Hat Parade on Thursday, 1 April. Students from Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two participated. St Joseph’s Parish School Condobolin students had a barbecue and each received a special Easter Cupcake kindly made by Lisa Elias on the last day of Term One, before the Easter long weekend.

 

Children took advantage of the beautiful weather over the Easter break, and enjoyed a dip and a swing into the Lachlan River. Image Credit: Melissa Blewitt.

Children took advantage of the beautiful weather over the Easter break, and enjoyed a dip and a swing into the Lachlan River. Image Credit: Melissa Blewitt.

 

 

Rodney Haworth caught a 71 centimetre Murray Cod on the Lachlan River over Easter. The fish was returned to the River

Rodney Haworth caught a 71 centimetre Murray Cod on the Lachlan River over Easter. The fish was returned to the River

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JANELLE PLAYS WELL TO GET A YARD STICK https://condobolinargus.com.au/janelle-plays-well-to-get-a-yard-stick/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=janelle-plays-well-to-get-a-yard-stick Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:21:10 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3941 Condobolin Sports Club Womens Bowls Wednesday 24th, Condobolin Sports Women held a Special General Meeting to vote on the inclusion of a new Womens Club shirt, similar design to our Mens Club. After discussions covering...

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Condobolin Sports Club Womens Bowls

Wednesday 24th, Condobolin Sports Women held a Special General Meeting to vote on the inclusion of a new Womens Club shirt, similar design to our Mens Club. After discussions covering many concerns a motion was moved, seconded and an majority vote was carried.

Thursday 25th, eight ladies played seventeen ends of Fours. Liz Goodsell, Beryl Field, Pam Nicholl, and Yvonne Johnson had a sixteen all draw with Janelle Taylor, Colleen Helyar, Judy Johnson and Pauleen Dimos. One yard stick to Janelle Taylor.

Match Committee have completed the club Fours draw and it’s on our notice board. This competition will be played as a round robin, each team will have three games, win or loose. Team 1 Mel Rees, Zena Jones, Colleen Helyar, Judy Johnson (S). Team 2 Yvonne Johnson, Margaret Dopper, Beryl Field, Pam Nicholl (S). Team 3 Sam Dawson, Cathy Thompson, Danielle Thompson, Wendy Ryan (S). Team 4 Liz Goodsell, Janelle Taylor, Felicity Saunders, Marilyn Seton (S). First round, team 1 plays team 2, while team 3 play team 4.

Club Championship Pairs’ draw is also on our notice board.

Danielle Thompson and Wendy Ryan play Yvonne Johnson and Judy Dodgson, Zena Jones and Mel Rees play Marg Dopper and Beryl Field, Samantha Dawson and Cathy Thompson play Colleen Helyar and Judy Johnson, Janelle Taylor and Marilyn Seton play Jenny Tickle and Pauleen Dimos.

Match Committee are requesting all players to get in and play their matches at their earliest convenience.

A reminder to all players involved in Club matches, they are required to pay their nomination fee for each event at the bar BEFORE the first game is played in that event. Green fees can be paid after your match is played.

On the draw for Social bowls on Thursday 1st April are Judy Johnson and Beryl Field.

Get well wishes to those on the sick list, and a happy and safe Easter to all.

Keep Safe,
HALF NIP.

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ENTER ANZAC DAY AWARDS https://condobolinargus.com.au/enter-anzac-day-awards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enter-anzac-day-awards Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:49:03 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3920 By Melissa Blewitt Students in Condobolin and across the Parkes electorate are being encouraged to learn about veteran service and Australian wartime history by taking part in a national Anzac Day competition. Federal Member for...

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By Melissa Blewitt

Students in Condobolin and across the Parkes electorate are being encouraged to learn about veteran service and Australian wartime history by taking part in a national Anzac Day competition.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are about honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians from the First World War to modern day conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Australia has a rich military history and the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are an opportunity for students in the Parkes electorate to learn more about our contribution over the years,” he explained.
“The awards also help ensure our future generations grow up with a recognition and respect for the sacrifice of all who have served in the protection of our country and way of life.”

The theme for this year’s awards is ‘What does commemoration look like in your community?’

“With the cancellation of Anzac Day services across the country last year, communities were forced to adapt and find different ways to commemorate – whether that was driveway tributes, or watching the service at home on television,” Mr Coulton stated.

“The theme for the awards centres on the importance of commemorations and asks students to look at how society and commemorations have changed over time.

“I encourage all schools across the Parkes electorate to take part in this competition and I look forward to seeing what students come up with.”

The national winner’s school will receive $5,000, a trophy and a certificate. There will also be state and territory winners, with the schools receiving $3,000 and a certificate. Winners in the special categories will receive $2,000 and a certificate.

Entries for the awards are now open and will close on Wednesday, 30 June 2021. For further information, including on award categories, judging, criteria and how to apply visit the Anzac Portal website – https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/research-education/competitions/anzac-day-schools-awards

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DRIVER SIMULATOR RESULTS https://condobolinargus.com.au/driver-simulator-results/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=driver-simulator-results Mon, 12 Apr 2021 01:16:23 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3938 Senior students from Tullamore Central School have spent time learning about the effects of alcohol, drugs, and distractions on driving. They have participated in training on a driving simulator provided by the Rotary Club of...

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Senior students from Tullamore Central School have spent time learning about the effects of alcohol, drugs, and distractions on driving.

They have participated in training on a driving simulator provided by the Rotary Club of Young in collaboration with Parkes Rotary and Neighbourhood Central.

“We take students in pairs and they experience two training modules on the simulator,” said Frank Lincoln of Young Rotary.

“With the ‘impaired driving’ module a participant first drives for about 5 minutes to experience normal driving conditions. Then they stop, the simulator screens blur a little, and delays are inserted into braking and steering responses.

The participant drives again for about five minutes and the difference between normal and impaired driving is compared by means of a statistical report. The experience provides a powerful demonstration of the effects of drugs and alcohol on driving ability. It is an experience you should never try to provide “for real” with real drugs or real alcohol in a real vehicle on a real road.

“Distraction is demonstrated by asking candidates to read text messages and carry out simple mental tasks while driving. They experience how difficult it is to maintain control when distracted.” said Frank.

“Neighbourhood Central and the Rotary Club of Parkes have formed a partnership to pursue purchasing a simulator to be based in Parkes but available to schools within a radius of say 100km from here,” says the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Parkes, Ken Engsmyr.

“Trials at local schools with the Young simulator are helping us to determine the demand for a locally based simulator”.

There is little doubt about the need for simulator training to compliment other safe driving programs for learner and newly licenced drivers: road fatalities for young drivers make it clear that more still needs to be done to improve their safety on our roads.

Feedback about the impaired driving experience from a student: “Driving under the influence is not only illegal, it is hard.” Point made!

Source and Image Credit: Tullamore Central School’s Newsletter.

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A GREAT COMPETITION https://condobolinargus.com.au/a-great-competition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-great-competition Mon, 12 Apr 2021 00:14:38 +0000 https://condobolinargus.com.au/?p=3915 Lake Ladies Bowls Round Robin results: Wendy defeated Julie 11-7; Narelle defeated Bev 13-8; Leanne R defeated Judy 8-7; Beth defeated Karen 22-1; Del defeated Kerry 16-6; Marg defeated Leanne 16-4. It has been a...

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Lake Ladies Bowls

Round Robin results:

Wendy defeated Julie 11-7; Narelle defeated Bev 13-8; Leanne R defeated Judy 8-7; Beth defeated Karen 22-1; Del defeated Kerry 16-6; Marg defeated Leanne 16-4.

It has been a great competition with Beth Fisher, Chris Leadbitter and Donna Brown winning the competition by 1 point.

In other bowling news: The ladies played West Wyalong S and C on Saturday. Marg McCarten’s rink went down by 4 shots and Julie Twomey’s rink one by 3 shots. Overall lake went down by one shot.

Kerry Turner has organised a regional representative – David Inglis to come to Lake Cargelligo on Friday 16 of April at 6pm to discuss ideas on grants, assistance and amalgamation. We need as many people to attend as possible.

Contributed by Lake Ladies Bowls Publicity Officer Leanne Cain.

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