Area under construction: Word in the Streets

Jo Snelling and Steve Pescus discussing developments at the Boorowa Men's Shed site. Photo by John Snelling.

Jo Snelling and Steve Pescus discussing developments at the Boorowa Men's Shed site. Photo by John Snelling.

It came as a surprise to hear that Katrina Hodgkinson was pulling the pin on her political career as current member for Cootamundra, former member for Burrinjuck.

Every member of Parliament has their detractors, but in Katrina I remember a member who had a passion for what she did and who she represented.

I can recall many times Katrina went beyond what was expected to attend an event or function in Boorowa.

Katrina has put her career aspirations behind her to pursue the interests of her constituents, demonstrated in her stance in fighting for the greyhound owners, fighting for many of her constituents who simply wanted to enjoy their sport.

Katrina Hodgkinson, an excellent member of Parliament, thank you for your service.

Enjoy your new life, but I don’t think retirement will actually fit.


Wendy Tuckerman has announced her intention to run for Council, but word has it that some overtures have been made for a tilt at state politics replacing Katrina Hodgkinson.

I believe her reaction inferred it was very flattering to even come into consideration. Flattering it may be, but rest assured, they seek the best candidate and don’t ask idiots.


Things are going ahead in leaps and bounds for the boys of the Men’s Den. It won’t be long before their operating in a new shed in the Showground precinct.

The slab has been poured, the shed delivered and should be constructed very quickly.

Mention must be made of the way Allan Banks has hopped right in to help with the project. Allan’s civic mindedness again on display.


Kevin had shingles and what happened to Kevin could happen at any physicians being operated like an assembly line.

He walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Kevin said, “Shingles.” She wrote down his name, address and medical insurance and told him to take a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Kevin what he had.

He said, “Shingles”. She wrote down his height, weight and complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examination room.

Half an hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, “Shingles.” The nurse gave Kevin a blood test, blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram and told Kevin to take off his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, “Shingles.”

The doctor asked “Where?” Kevin said, “Outside in the Truck. Where do you want me to unload ‘em?”


Right at this moment there are three jobs on shaky ground, three jobs people have taken on in good faith, three jobs, if I was involved in, I wouldn’t bet on having tomorrow.

These three jobs; President of the United States, Prime Minister of Australia and, the shakiest of all, Football coach (Irrespective of code).


Everyone gives poor Donald a hammering, but truly, I think he must have read this: “I don’t like to think before I speak ….. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what I say.”


I hammered the banks last week, deservedly so.

I mean to say, if you have a gun you can rob a bank. If you have a bank you can rob everyone.