1 LINTON News September 2017 Published by Linton & District Progress Associaon Photo credit: Linton and District Historical Society On the 1st of August 1857, the two former schools in Linton amalgamated onto the current site and consequently, last month marked the passing of 150 years of local public education as State School 880: Linton Primary School. Next month, on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of October, we hope for some spring sunshine to help us as we party on with the help of various community groups and local businesses. Saturday the 14th sees a home game for the Linton Cricket Club, the Historical Society rooms and Library open from 2:00-5:00 p.m., a guided Cemetery Walk at 3:00 p.m, and culminating in the Reunion Dinner at the Rec Reserve from 6:00 p.m. (book at Trybooking.com/Linton or phone the school on 5344 7341). And remember - the dinner is for all past and present Lintonians, not just those who have attended the Linton Primary School! Sunday has demonstrations at the Men’s Shed from 10:00-2:00, the Historical Society and Library open from 11:00-3:00 with a Town Walk from 11:00 a.m. See vintage and classic cars at the Rec, a Devonshire Tea and ‘come and try’ day at the Bowls Club, and of course a Family Fun Day at the school from 11:00 -3:00. There will be a native petting zoo, pedal-powered slot-cars, bouncy castle (adult-sized!), the Golden Plains Shire’s ‘Create Crate’ full of giant-sized games. Add to that school tours, a grand unveiling at 1:00 p.m., food, drinks and coffee at all your usual spots plus a few more, and it adds up to a day not to be missed! It’s (Nearly) Time for a Celebration!
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Photo credit: Linton and District Historical Society
On the 1st of August 1857, the two former schools in Linton amalgamated onto the current site and
consequently, last month marked the passing of 150 years of local public education as State School 880:
Linton Primary School.
Next month, on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of October, we hope for some spring sunshine to help us
as we party on with the help of various community groups and local businesses.
Saturday the 14th sees a home game for the Linton Cricket Club, the Historical Society rooms and Library
open from 2:00-5:00 p.m., a guided Cemetery Walk at 3:00 p.m, and culminating in the Reunion Dinner at
the Rec Reserve from 6:00 p.m. (book at Trybooking.com/Linton or phone the school on 5344 7341). And
remember - the dinner is for all past and present Lintonians, not just those who have attended the Linton
Sunday has demonstrations at the Men’s Shed from 10:00-2:00, the Historical Society and Library open from
11:00-3:00 with a Town Walk from 11:00 a.m. See vintage and classic cars at the Rec, a Devonshire Tea and
‘come and try’ day at the Bowls Club, and of course a Family Fun Day at the school from 11:00-3:00. There
will be a native petting zoo, pedal-powered slot-cars, bouncy castle (adult-sized!), the Golden Plains Shire’s
‘Create Crate’ full of giant-sized games. Add to that school tours, a grand unveiling at 1:00 p.m., food, drinks
and coffee at all your usual spots plus a few more, and it adds up to a day not to be missed!
It’s (Nearly) Time for a Celebration!
Linton and District Progress Association
Progress Association has had a tremendously busy month with project planning and funding applications submitted to Regional Arts Victoria for Literary project and events and a grant submitted to Bendigo bank. Progress has agreed to auspice a grant application for Pam Farey. We wish her the best of fortune on her Bendigo Bank grant application to restore, paint and plant the horse troths in Sussex Street. We encourage anyone else with project or event ideas to come along to a Progress meeting to put your ideas forward.
Reminder; Progress Association Memberships are now payable for the 2017-18 period and New members are always welcome.
I like to also remind readers that the Linton Primary School’s 150th Celebrations are happening very soon. Tickets are available now online or from the school during school hours. I personally look forward to seeing past students there to catch up over dinner and a few ales.
The Linton Railway Hotel’s Blues Jam sessions are continuing on the first Sunday of the month following a successful trial period.. Get along and check it out.
Linton & District Progress Association President
PS; A quick shameless promotion of my business: Linton Bazaar, will be relocating across the road to 78 Sussex Street and open there from the 11th of September. More treasure and more space. Come and say hi.
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Interview conducted and by: Josiane Behmoiras There is a story about Michael Hough that defines the man: inquisitive, learned, humorous man of action. I heard the story when I expressed my surprise at another one of Michael’s far-flung and diverse stints: studying Hebrew in Jerusalem.
Michael: ‘… I was studying in Rome and there was a summer course at the Hebrew University so I said oh, it’s a good spot to study Hebrew …’
Tell her how you got your ticket,’ says Bennita, Michael’s wife.
‘The house I was staying, the rector of the house didn’t like beards, he said clergymen shouldn’t have beards, because I had a beard. So he came around lunchtime one day – he knew I was trying to get the money and he said, if you shave your beard off, I will pay your fare [to Jerusalem]. So that was during a meal – I went off and shaved my beard during the meal and came back.’ And then he adds: ‘But then when I landed in Jerusalem, I stopped shaving …’
And this is just as well. The second time I ever met Michael he was again driving the CFA truck dressed as Santa Claus with a genuine long beard, which set him apart from other common Santa’s.
I ask about the concept of voluntary firefighting, which still fascinates me, as a lifetime urbanite, and newcomer to the countryside.
‘The CFA is a key part in any country town in Victoria. It brings people from all walks of life, we have farmers, town people, men, women and in the busy season it’s the sign of the commitment they have to Linton. If there is a bad summer, you could be there day after day after day, sometimes all day and the next day …
‘There are a lot of young people coming now into the brigade, a lot of new members. That’s a good sign because it had struggles in the past, although like all of those organisations they go up and down, you never get it stable, but it’s good, I mean you do it for Linton and you do it for your own house, if there is a big fire you will probably be out there, you won’t be here to look after your own house, you just hope it doesn't come near. So it’s a lot about community sense of giving something to the community, that’s good and healthy.
Community building is evident in Linton. There is choice between retreat into peaceful space and social space.
Michael: ‘Most people I know spend time in the garden here, or [cutting] firewood or community activities. We have got the coffee shop here [Wares, Plants ‘n’ Things Cafe] – well that’s like a little social hub, isn’t it. People meet there, and people go there and the people who are running it – they set it up to do that so everybody feels welcome, when you walk in there, “Oh G’day, how are you ?”’
And you never know how far that welcoming may reach.
Michael: ‘If you come out here with health or mental problems you don’t have the support that you’d get in the city. I think that’s where more work has to be done on these little places.
‘Just as well we have got The Men Shed going, you know, to provide opportunities for people to work on some of these … depression, anxiety, loneliness, marriage problems, drinking – there is a lot of stuff that gets magnified here because you can’t hide it but you don't get help. If you can go around the road to get help it would be different but you have to get in the car and go to Ballarat … you know, you say why bother and that’s a difficulty so put more funding into opportunities for cases like this, for those out there, I think it would be better.
A coffee with….Bennita, Michael & Josi
Mobile Library Times
1:30pm to 2:45pm
Skate Park Carpark
Opposite the Take-away
Golden Plains Immunisation Program
Linton Shire Offices
5 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Nov & 5 Dec
11:30am - 12:00pm
This is to inform clients of Dr Mohammed Al
Naima from Skipton medical Practice that he will be
on leave from the 8th of September through to the
9th of October 2017.
Mohammed has asked that any of his clients that
need prescriptions before his departure to please
make an appointment.
Dr John Sanderson from Ballarat will be covering
for Dr Mohmmed Al Naima whilst he is away. He
will be working Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am
Phone: 03 5340 1110
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In our conversation, we keep returning to the core idea of country living, and its keyword, ‘community’ and the initiatives that bring people together. Bennita and Michael are well placed to expand on that, with their roles in three organisations, the Food Pantry (Bennita) The Men Shed (Michael, the president, Bennita the Secretary) and the CFA (Michael, Bennita the catering officer).
Michael and Bennita talk about the need to provide individual service to each town and the need to be patient upon opening a new service - wait for it to be discovered and used by the locals.
Michael: ‘In the history of the place there’s always been competition between Linton and Smythesdale, in terms of business competition, football, netball, cricket, you know, they used to belt one another on the football field and even now I know from the fire brigade they get on really well but there is the …’
‘Healthy competition’ Bennita suggests, and Michael observes ‘You can’t bang Linton with anyone else because it is Linton. And Snake Valley is the same – they’re really proud of being Snake Valley – so all these little places … its against human personalities and inclinations to try and amalgamate them into central places, it doesn’t work, just doesn't work they’d rather not go to a place. I know from the church – people wouldn’t go to the church – I am not going over there, thirty-five, fourty-five, fifty, sixty, hundred years ago they did this,’ and here Michael slaps his hands for effect, and we chuckle, Bennita and I. ‘… so it’s inbuilt … you don’t get this so much in the city but certainly in the rural area there is a great sense of pride in identity.
‘I think there is a big change in the town,’ says Michael, and Bennita agrees as they list things that created change and brought the town to life: the café, the pub, the bowling club, the Karaoke night, the yearly November all-town garage sale, and of course, The Men Shed, all the places that bring people together.
Michael: ‘Another spot too is the letterbox, that little shop down there [the takeaway/ post office shop] I noticed there is a regular group of people who get their letters and sit down outside and have a coffee and a chat … I see it, because, you go to fill the fire truck up or you go to get your own mail… those little things are great.’
Here I show off my knowledge of Australian vernacular: ‘A bit like the exchanges that would happen at the Furphy water tank?’
And you can guess the answer, and imagine the spinning of Furphies. The ordinary tales, the grand tales and the yet-to-be told stories that make us who we are - the small-towners, story-makers of Linton.
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Linton and District Historical Society Inc. Report for September 2017
A lot more information about things historical in Linton can be found on our website
and you can also now ‘like’ us on Facebook! You will find us here
Mid-Winter break The Society has officially been taking a mid-Winter break in July and August – those cold months when people don’t feel like going out so much. However, we will be back to meetings and Open Days as from September.
Linton Primary School 150th Anniversary The Historical Society is making preparations for the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Linton School No 880 in 1867. We will be open on Saturday 14 October 2-5pm and Sunday 15 October from 11am- 3pm with a display of historic photographs relating to the school.
On Saturday 14th we will conduct a cemetery walk at 3pm, and on Sunday 15th we will conduct a town walk (essentially a walk along Sussex St) pointing out the historic significance of the buildings that are there and those that have disappeared. Everyone - newcomers to town and old Lintonians alike - is welcome to attend these walks and we hope that the whole Linton community will get behind all the anniversary celebrations.
Next Open Day Our next Open Day is on Sunday 10 September, 2-5pm, at the Letty Armstrong Resource Centre in Sussex Street. We will not have an Open Day on Sunday 8 October in view of our being open both days of the 150th weekend.
Annual General Meeting
There has been a change to our guest speaker for our Annual General Meeting on Monday 18 September at 7.30pm in the Shire Offices. It will not be Lorraine Powell speaking on the history of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens as previously advertised.
Our new guest speaker will be Anne Beggs-Sunter, historian and lecturer at Federation University, Ballarat, and her topic will be, “The Conscription Debates of World War One and rural communities”. This topic is timely since it is 100 years since the second referendum on whether Australian men should be conscripted to fight in France during World War One. The result, as in the first referendum in 1916, was ‘No’, but the arguments were passionate on both sides.
At the meeting we will also present the President’s Annual Report, our Financial Report, and hold elections for our Committee of Management for 2017-18. Non-members are very welcome to attend.
Annual General Meeting
From the Past
“THE ARGUS”, 20 OCT 1863:
THE FLOODS AND THE ROADS. – On Saturday, in the Smythesdale and surrounding districts, the creeks had risen to such a height as to render communication between Carngham, Linton and Staffordshire Reef all but impossible. At present we are unable to report what damage has been sustained in consequence … the crossing between Moonlight and Bull Dog is equally dangerous. Mr Blunt of the Victoria Hotel Linton whilst crossing the creek in a spring-cart, was swept away. Had it not been for the prompt and courageous assistance afforded by Mr Parkinson, of the Black Hill Hotel, would undoubtedly have lost his life. Mr Parkinson, on witnessing the occurrence, rushed into the creek up to his armpits, and being provided with a strong rope, after much difficulty, managed to fix it to the vehicle. By this means, and with the aid of three other men Mr Blunt was extricated from his perilous position. Some time elapsed however before the horse could be safely landed.
As I sit down to write this the Men’s Shed is looking forward to our first Women’s Day at the Shed. It is
a part of our desire to ensure the Shed engages with the whole of the community and that we are open to
as many suggestions as we can. We hope this will be the first of many such days. A big thankyou Neil
Park from Imerys for lending a hand. They have been great supporters of the Men’s Shed and we value
their support. And that reminds me…our Shed is open every Wednesday from 11am till 3 in the afternoon
and we love having visitors.
The day falls on the same day as our monthly winter meal, something that we have been running since we
opened. The meal is all about healthy eating but we manage to have not just a good feed but come away
renewed in body and spirit! This has been made possible through the generous support of Beryl Adams
and the team at Smythesdale FoodWorks.
Odds and Ends
Winter is always a difficult time with cold and wind keeping people at home around the fire so it is always
good to see members wander in for a cuppa. David, Ross and Laurie were around this month and they
showed how keeping the Shed open every Wednesday enables men to use it when they can. We have also
had visitors pop in having a look around with a mind to perhaps joining the Shed membership. Our
membership grows through such visitors and by suggestions made by family members and the wider
There are all kinds of projects going at the moment and it is quite impressive to see things unfold. I am
still trying to get a moment when I can start making bird nesting boxes and feeders. A simple starting
point (so I’m told) for a woodworker with ten thumbs!
One thing that truly impressed me was watching one of the members working on a beautifully presented
ornamental box for the ashes of a deceased friend of the Shed. It was an unusual request and took a bit of
thought and planning and the end product was something to be admired and shows the kind of requests
that come our way.
Another of the members has begun to explore making wooden toys for children. It has always impressed
me the way someone can look at a set of plans, tweak them a little bit and produce something any child
would love forever. There are going to be happy children around this Christmas.
We have also been approached to make a new scoreboard for the Linton Bowls club. These are the kinds
of special projects we enjoy because they represent a collaboration with one of the local community
organizations. No one has ever made one before but the end product looks truly professional. The creative
genius behind its creation is also a dab hand at a dozen or so other projects as well. As he constantly
reminds us, we could do with a few more members to help us keep up with the projects.
The Shed has also been very lucky in winning a number of grants. They have enabled us to purchase some
new equipment which in turn helps us produce better products and to take on a wider range of new works.
Grants and donations are crucial for our ongoing growth.
Linton & District Men’s Shed Update
Dates for your diary Dates for your diary:
Every Wednesday the ‘shed’ is open 11am – 3pm
Committee meeting Thursday September 21st at 5:30 open to all members. Please call
Bennita for meeting details
Winter Lunch (well almost spring lunch) Wednesday 27th at 12:30
Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You to the
Who have been so supportive of the
Linton and District Men’s Shed
We remain very grateful
Another busy month for our brigade, with members participating in operational and leadership training courses along with our usual responses to fires and other incidents throughout August.
Three incidents to note were; an out of control grass fire; Solar Panels on the roof of a house alight and another motor vehicle accident. Whilst earlier than usual, it is a reminder that grass and bush will still burn given the right conditions. If you are burning off, please be vigilant, take care and dont leave your fire unattended. Remember it is essential ti REGISTER YOUR BURN 1800 668511 regardless of the time of year.
If you would like to organise a PROPERTY ADVISE VISIT and have a member from the Brigade visit and provide tips and advise with regard to preparing your property for the coming fire season, please contact the Brigade.
If you are interested in joining or just have a few questions please call Tameka on 53447420 or
Tameka Hague Secretary, Linton Fire Brigade
The Well News – August 2017
Ballarat Community Health Doctor’s Clinic at the Smythesdale Well Call Ballarat Community Health on 5338 4585 to make an appointment. Open from 9.00-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00-3.00pm most Fridays. Podiatry – Every Friday Ballarat Community Health Podiatry (1st and 3rd Friday of the month) Friday 1 and 15 September 2017 For an appointment with Gemma call Ballarat Community Health clinical intake on 5338 4593. Self-referrals welcome. integrated living Podiatry (2nd and 4th Friday of the month) Friday 8, 22 and 29 September 2017 For an appointment call integrated living on 5334 1616 Ballarat Community Health Dietitian First Wednesday of every month or by appointment. Call 5338 4593 for more information or to make an appointment with Ashley. Self-referrals welcome.
Hi Lintonites (Lintonians?). If you appreciate literature, love reading, theatre, amateur
dramatics or just want to get out of the house and have a laugh please join us at 7pm on
Wednesday evenings at the Shire Offices in Linton (where, you will be pleased to hear,
the heaters work very well). All welcome, no experience necessary.
We promise a variety of scripts and plays to read aloud, along with tea, coffee and chocolate served with a dash of hilarity. We read a diverse range of material from comedies, dramas, ghost stories, crime and period pieces to modern topical fare. In recent weeks we have read the iconic Australian play Dimboola (now that really was hilarious, not a straight face in the house nor a dry eye for tears of laughter) and an adaptation of Neville Shute’s Requiem for a Wren. In March this year we performed a play reading (no remembering lines, you get to hold the book and read from it!) of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest.
We aim to present one public play reading performance per year and after covering costs donate profits to
other local causes, groups and charities. If you don’t think participating in the annual performance is your
thing but like the idea of chocolate and hilarity come along anyway. We appreciate help with costume, set
design, sound, backstage etc. whatever your talent or interest we will find you something to do.
If you would like to know more about the LPG (all associations and innuendos pertaining to gas deliberate)
please call David 0447310565 or Teresa 0407515298 or just turn up. We are about to embark upon a new
murder mystery play, a great week to check out what we do and find out ‘Who Dunnit”.
Note we are a friendly and informal crew; artistic temperaments are left at the door and can be collected
on the way out if still required. Oh, and did I mention the chocolate?
The Linton Play Reading Group (LPG)
Linton Blues Jam Sunday’s
Railway Hotel Linton
First Sunday of the Month
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Come along and bring your own instruments for
a jam. PA, guitar amps, bass amp, and drum kit
Spectators—gold coin donation
• Glenn Suckling—Bass Guitar
• Andy McGavin—Drums
• Brett Muhlan—Guitar / vocal
• 3rd of September
• 1st of October
Calling all book lovers!
A new local group is working
towards organising a writers &
readers festival in Linton.
If you are interested in being part of
this project, please email
It will be great to hear from you!
Linton Walking Group Keep Fit, Join the Linton
Leaves from the Rotunda
near the Takeaway every
Wednesday Morning at 9:00 am. For walks
around the local area.
More information contact:
Sharon 53447500 or Barbara 53447280
Weed Spraying 30 Years experience
servicing the local area
Murdock (Len) McDonald
Mobile: 0439 655 475
Phone: (03) 5344 7388
ABN: 92 593 911 592
CARNHAM LINTON FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB NEWS The Carngham Linton Football Netball Club has concluded its 2017 Central Highlands football and netball season.
The home and away season finished on a positive note for Carngham Linton in the senior football, with the Saints defeating Skipton by 63 points at Skipton. The team will now have a break and prepare itself for another strong pre-season, and will look to continue its improving form in 2018.
After finishing the season eighth on the ladder, the under-15 footballers played off in an elimination final against Learmonth at Dunnstown. Unfortunately, the Lakies proved too strong for the Saints to run out 14-point winners.
Congratulations to not only the under-15 football side, but also to all the other players and team staff that represented the club in football and netball during the year.
To conclude the season the Carngham Linton FNC Vote Count and Presentation Day will be held at the Carngham Recreation Reserve on Sunday September 10th, commencing at 11am.
Off the field, there has been much publicity and discussion over the last fortnight in regards to the AFL Goldfields Senior Football Competition Review. A draft report was released recommending that the Carngham Linton Football Netball Club join a new Goldfields District Football Netball League.
Though only in draft form, it is proposed that Carngham Linton join current Central Highlands League clubs Skipton, Rokewood-Corindhap, Smythesdale, Learmonth, Clunes, Creswick and Newlyn, along with Lexton and Trentham from the Maryborough Castlemaine League, to form a new 10-club league.
All clubs in the region are now requested to provide feedback on the draft proposal by mid-September, before a final recommendation is handed down in October or November. Any changes to the league structures are then likely to commence for the 2019 season.
Have you noticed the new garden beds under the fence at the skate park? This
work has been undertaken as a part of the Linton Community Plan. Many
thanks to the Linton & District Men’s Shed and Marlene Barrow for their work and planning
on the new beds.
Current projects being undertaken include funding for the Linton Primary School Reunion and
a Community Garden.
The next meeting is to be held on Tuesday the 26th of September @ 7pm in the Council
Chambers (Sussex St, Linton).
Meetings are open all who are interested in taking part or if you are a willing volunteer feel
free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch.
The current community plan is available for viewing online - just Google “Linton Community
Linton & District Men’s Shed
The Linton & District Men’s Shed are still raising
much needed funds to obtain a bigger shed—
they are bursting at the seams.
To further raise funds an afternoon tea will be
held at Wares, Plants ‘n’ Things Café. There will
be door prizes and plenty to eat and drink!
Date: CHANGED to !
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Where: 88 Sussex St, Linton
Tickets will go on sale in August and will be
available from Wares, Plants ‘n’ Things and the
Men’s Shed on a Wednesday.
Places are strictly limited so make sure you get
your ticket quick!
Cannot make it? Why not make a prize donation
for the door prize?
LINTON AND DISTRICT WILDLIFE RESCUE
For sick, injured and orphaned Wildlife
Lorraine: Ph. 5344 7256
Wildlife rescue: Ph. 0500 540 000
Please SAVE this number!
The Linton & District Food Pantry
Thank you to those people who have called in to Wares, Plants ’n’ Things to drop off donations to
The community members who use the pantry are very grateful for your generosity. Just a reminder
of those items we need:
Pasta Rice Tinned Meat or fish Sugar Tea Coffee Milk Milo Cereal Peanut Butter Jam
Marmalade Vegemite Toiletries including sanitary wear
Now, we can provide foods i.e. butter, margarine and cheese that needs to be refrigerated thanks to
the owners and staff at Wares, Plants ‘n’ Things
This month you can also take along a donation to the Karaoke Night that is being held on the 9th of
Warren and Bennita
SENIOR CITIZENS INC.
Held at Linton Recreation Hall
every Thursday 2 - 4PM
55 years and over
New members made most welcome
Come along and join us
Any inquiries please contact
President: Doreen Ringin 53447474
Treasurer: Angus McIntosh 53449 574
There is a FIREARM AMNESTY from the 1st of July, 2017. No restitution will be given. It will only
be, to hand over for destruction to a Gun Dealer. The Dealers are REHFISCH in Latrobe Street,
Delacombe and RF SCOTT in Howitt Street, Wendouree. If you have illegal firearms hand them in
now. I can just about guarantee, that after the Amnesty there will be active steps taken to rid all
known firearms from properties that are not accounted for. Expect hefty fines.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT REGISTER
If you live alone and have little contact with others (family or friends) consider going on the
Community Support Register. The register serves a couple of purposes. Volunteers can contact
you during the week to make sure you are ok. The Sergeants office at Ballarat can access records
to obtain next of kin details, local doctor or location of an outside key if for some reason we can
not contact you by phone. It is like an Insurance policy.
If you see something, say something because that small bit of information could fill a gap in an investigation.
Call Crimestoppers on 1300 333 000 or Contact Linton Police Station on 53 447211. You may be diverted to the Bacchus Marsh Police Station where you will be able to talk to another police member or in an
EMERGENCY Dial 000
I can be emailed on the following - email@example.com.
This is probably the most reliable form to get me as I will get it.
FROM THE PLOVER NEST
LINTON & DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB
Well another season of bowls is just around the corner - starting in early October. With that the club have commenced
practice every Thursday night from 4pm onwards. So to all out there who woule like to play bowls come along and try,
you will be made most welcome.
The club have organised practice matches against Clunes and Sebastopol during the month of September. See the club
noticeboard for dates.
A big thank you to club members who helped out during the winter months attending working bees.
During the winter period both men and ladies played indoor bowls. The men having their 1st season of indoor bowls
finished in 3rd spot on the ladder—well done to all bowlers. The ladies had some strong opposition all year—better luck
On the social scene the karaoke nights have been very successful with people coming from around the district and be-
Yes! The club have anew junior member—Xavier Bob Williams born on the 21st of August. Congratulations to Hannah
and Brendan from all at the club.
Till next month! Keep well and safe. Cliff Sinclair
Electrical Contractor Specialising in Solar Panels
Servicing Linton and District
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Around 60 guests gathered at Smythesdale's Courthouse Hotel in mid-August for a business networking event as part of the Victorian Small Business Festival.
The guests, including many local small business owners, heard from Associate Professor Sam Henson, Head of Campus at Ballarat's Federation University.
Associate Professor Henson spoke about the latest trends in the business environment, and how businesses could grow sustainably and successfully.
A broad range of organisations, businesses, industry and government were represented at the lunch. This event was about celebrating the success of local businesses in Golden Plains Shire.
Council is proud of how many accomplished and well-known businesses can be found in our Shire, and events such as this give us an opportunity to network with local businesses.
Our Shire has a high concentration of small and medium sized business. These include those offering professional services such as engineers, architects and accountants.
Another large business sector is in construction, with many builders and tradies having their businesses registered locally and servicing the wider area including Ballarat and Geelong.
Wineries and cellar door businesses also feature strongly in Golden Plains Shire and attract tourism with their award-winning wines.
Although traditionally Golden Plains has centred on farming and agriculture, this is changing as the population base grows.
This makes it more viable for existing businesses to service local growing centres such as Bannockburn and Smythesdale, as well as our smaller towns.
Our Council supports businesses by facilitating training and networking events; we also work with business owners to access grants from state and federal government.
We're encouraged by the support shown by those attending our events, and are looking to hold more in the future.
Cr Des Phelan Mayor, Golden Plains Shire Council
Q: What is a common
allergy for horses?
Q: What do you get if you cross a
pig and a tree?
A: A porky-pine!
Q: What is a cows favourite form
A: The moo-vies.
Q: What do you call a goat’s
A: A goat-ee.
Q: What do you call a goat’s
A: A goat-ee.
Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number 1-26. Can
you crack the code and solve the crossword? Every letter of the
alphabet is used at least once. Two letters are already in place to
get you started.
Dr Jim Hancock BVSc
Manufacture and alteration of
all types of garments.
Over 20 years experience –
mens, womens and childrens
How many words can you make from the letters in the wheel? Each word must contain the hub letter E. Can you find a 9-letter word and at least 20 other words of five letters or more avoiding proper nouns?
French Apple Cake
Recipe kindly provided by Julie Eaton
• 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup)unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling over cake
• 2 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3 tablespoons dark rum
• 2 sweet baking apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I like Honeycrisp, Fuji or Golden Delicious)
• Confectioners' sugar (optional), for decorating cake
1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
2. Spray a 9-inch springform or regular cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Using a handheld mixer with beaters or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
6. Beat in the vanilla and rum. Don't worry if the batter looks grainy.
7. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
8. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped apples.
9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
10.Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
11.Allow the cake to cool until just warm. Run a blunt knife around the edges of the cake and remove the sides of the springform pan if using. Using a fine sieve,
12.Dust with Confectioners' sugar (if using). Cake can be served warm or room temperature, with or without lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
9 letter word: emulation
Sunday mornings: Holy Communion
1st Sunday of the month at St Agnes', Wallinduc
at 8.00 a.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at St Paul’s, Linton
at 9.15 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at Holy Trinity,
Carngham (Snake Valley) at 9.15 a.m.
Alice Knight ph.: 5344 7332 for more information
RIVER OF LIFE MINISTRIES
Pastor Iris Etheridge
invites you to join us in worshipping the Living God
Old Happy Valley Hall, Happy Valley Crossing Rd
New time of 10.00am Sundays
Enquiries to Pastor Iris on 53447413 or 53447477
CATHOLIC PARISH OF LINTON
MASS TIMES FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
Saturday 6:30pm Vigil Smythesdale
Sunday 9:00am Linton, 10:30am Skipton
SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH
Saturday 6:30pm Vigil Skipton
Sunday 8:30AM Beaufort, 10:30am Snake Valley
THIRD WEEK OF THE MONTH
Saturday 6:30pm Vigil Smythesdale
Sunday 9:00am Skipton, 10:30am Rokewood
FOURTH WEEK OF THE MONTH
Saturday 6:30pm Vigil Snake Valley
Sunday 8:30am Beaufort, 10:30am Skipton
FIFTH WEEK OF THE MONTH
Saturday 6:30pm Vigil Smythesdale
Sunday 9:00am Linton, 10:30am Skipton
Ph: 5331 2933 Fax: 5344 7630
Linton Town-Wide Garage Sale
Date: Sunday 29th October
Time: 8am to 2pm
$10 to hold a sale
I’m taking details now & until 25th October of people who are going to hold a garage sale at their home.
Please contact me by phone or email by early Oc-tober if possible because I’m going on holidays just prior to the sale date.
I’ll produce a map and descriptive list of your goods for sale, so I might put it in the order of those who contact me earliest are highest on the listj, just to encourage early registration.
Jenny Stuart ph: 0427 447 416 weekends or after 4pm Mon-Fri
CLASSIFIEDS / NOTICES
House on 20 acres for sale or swap—Looking for property in Linton.
I'm looking to downsize, house, garden and property too big for me now the children are all grown up (almost!) I would be interested in a property swap, private sale, long settlement etc. subject to suiting all involved.
My place is 10 minutes from Linton, address is Scarsdale but actually closer to Smythesdale. It has a HUGE shed with concrete floor, high enough for trucks and machinery, lock up tack room and mezzanine floor and a second big but older shed with dirt floor.
The house is weatherboard, partly renovated, currently set up as 4 bedroom, 4th bedroom is actually a living room with fireplace. Land is divided into 3 paddocks with some bush, a round yard and earth works for an arena done but not completed with sand etc.
I'm looking for less land, 2-5 acres preferably. The right place will be less for me to look after or the potential to make it that way and ideally no more than 5 minutes from Linton. A quite specific brief but prepared to look at properties that don't necessarily tick all the boxes but may have potential to adapt. If the right house would also consider no land.
If interested in buying, swapping or selling please call for a chat, Teresa 0407515298.