Word in the Streets: Small town, big project

Big! The Men's Den shed definitely is. Photo by John Snelling.

Big! The Men's Den shed definitely is. Photo by John Snelling.

Congratulations to the Men’s Den on the opening of their new shed last Saturday. The project has faced a few hurdles, but they’ve been overcome and now the shed can push onward in a terrific facility.

Angus Taylor, who cut the ribbon to open the shed, along with Wendy Tuckerman and Sue Corcoran, said one very significant thing in his speech. He said that he has learned one thing in his time in Parliament, and that is smaller towns and villages have greater ability to bring large projects to a successful conclusion.


Can you believe it, Christmas is almost here. The Anglican Church is getting in early with their Christmas Dinner set down for Saturday November 25 from 7.00pm in St John’s Parish Hall.

Mr Errol Duck-Chong, accomplished pianist and vocalist will provide delightful entertainment. Cost is a mere $25.00 for such fine food, fabulous entertainment and fantastic festive fellowship.

Contact Cathy Walsh 63853251 or Dawn Barton 63853054 for further information or to book.


Something a little different, Boorowa will be hosting the End of Year Cadet Parade for the 200 Australian Cadet Unit.

The parade, under the command of Major (AAC) Phillip Mitchell will take place Saturday next November 18 at 1600 hours (4.00pm) in the Central School grounds.

The 200 Australian Cadet Unit comprises cadets from Grenfell, Cowra, Young and Boorowa who will parade in mass with special guest Colonel (AAC) Morgan attending as reviewing officer.

Community members, friends and family are all welcome to attend.


The Higher School Certificate examinations are over and the marking has begun. Place yourself in the marker’s chair and assess the student’s answers when faced with these actual answers from a year 12 equivalent examination.

Q. What does the word benign mean? A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Q. What is the most common form of birth control? A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean Section’. A. The Caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q. What is the fibula? A. A small lie.

Q. What are steroids? A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Now if you were marking you might consider ending it. The next one might have you actually looking for a cliff.

Q. How are the main twenty parts of the body categorized (eg the abdomen)? A. The body is consisted into three parts. The brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels – A,E,I,O,U.

At this stage do you the marker fade away in exasperation or simply write a big F?


Mayor Brian Ingram has forwarded a request to Australia Day Committees to put an emphasis on recognition of volunteers in our Australia Day celebrations.

Here in Boorowa we’ve always don’t that, but not letting a chance go by, start thinking very soon about getting your nominations in for those community minded gems and sportsmen.


David Helmers, Executive Officer Australian Men’s Sheds, in his address on Saturday left us with this piece of information. “There are more Men’s Sheds in Australia than McDonalds.”