Winning is the only thing: Word in the Streets.

The inaugural Hilltops Council election is now history with Boorowa polling booths experiencing strong turnouts despite the heavy pre-polling.

The composition of the council will hopefully be known before you read this, but don’t hold your breath.

Looking at the numbers Saturday night, it looks like Wendy Tuckerman will be Boorowa’s sole representative.

Chris Corcoran is slightly ahead of Jack Ryan, but if either are to gain a seat, they will have to rely on good fortune as preferences and surplus votes are distributed.

One interesting fact is the extraordinary number of informal votes, almost one in twelve. One must think the group factor on the ballot paper created confusion, my guess being people put 1 in one square and thought that was it. There could have been an element of protest. Who knows?

Hopefully we end up with a council intent on driving Hilltops into a successful future.


After a nasty altercation with a cow and suffering serious injuries, we all wish Ingrid Corcoran a complete recovery. This will lay her up for some time, which will probably be harder to endure, Ingrid being such an active person.

Huge shock for Chris and family, but I am sure this won’t keep Ingrid down.


There was some move in the National Party to ban the burqa and niqab in public places. Barnaby Joyce gave Nats MP George Christensen the OK to move a last minute motion to ban the garb, which was put at the party’s Federal Conference last Sunday but defeated.

Now I’m not too sure about the accuracy of this information, but it would be effective. Turkey solved the problem of the burqa very effectively.

Mustaf Kamal, nicknamed ‘Attaturk’, who is the founder of modern Turkey, resolved the problem of the burqa in a very wise way, issuing the following decree: “With immediate effect, all Turkish women are privileged to wear whatever they choose, however, all prostitutes must wear the burqa.”

The very next day, no woman in Turkey was seen in a burqa.

How does the saying go? There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Now isn’t that a crazy saying. Shows one can go from the sublime to the ridiculous in an instant.


A couple go for a meal to a Chinese restaurant ordering the ‘Chicken Surprise’. The waiter brings the meal served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams down. “Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband.

He hadn’t, so she asked him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises and he sees two little eyes looking around before the lid slams down again.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening and demands an explanation.

“Please sir,” says the waiter, “what you order?”

The Husband says “Chicken Surprise.”

“Ah! So sorry,” says the waiter, “I bring you Peking Duck by mistake.”


Some fantastic motor vehicles rolled up for the Car Show at the Recreation Club last Saturday. A relieved manager, Sharon Webster, was very happy and said it exceeded expectations. Well done.


Footy finals time is here, and no surprise:

“Winning isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.” (Vince Lombardi)

Shined up and shown off: Judges look over one of the entrants in the Boorowa Show and Shine. Photo by John Snelling.

Shined up and shown off: Judges look over one of the entrants in the Boorowa Show and Shine. Photo by John Snelling.