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How good would this silo look with a mural? Maybe we can follow the trend of other regional towns. Photo by John Snelling.

How good would this silo look with a mural? Maybe we can follow the trend of other regional towns. Photo by John Snelling.

Some interesting topics are discussed at golf and bowls, but this idea coming out of last week’s golfing sojourn is a ripper.

One fast growing phenomenon happening at the moment is painting beautiful murals on those large cement silos seen in most every country town. Murals like those at Thallon Queensland and Brim in Victoria. These murals have resulted in the establishment of ‘Silo Mural Trails’ to attract tourists.

Boorowa has a huge silo just waiting for a mural. Now isn’t that a good idea. A superb parrot mural or some other Boorowa and/or district motivated theme.

My golfing buddy is going to attend the next general meeting of Boorowa Business Chamber (BBC) to air his idea.

The BBC general meeting is on Monday, June 25 at 7pm in the Shamrock Café (Boorowa Hotel). Councillor Wendy Tuckerman will speak at the meeting providing an overview of matters within the Hilltops Region relating to Boorowa and District.

I’m sure she would love to hear ideas from the residents, so bring your ideas, and concerns, along and take advantage of this opportunity.


Can you believe it? Political correctness gone stark raving bonkers. University students are being marked down for using ‘he’ or ‘she’ or ‘mankind’ in their assignments.

The campaign to have gender neutral dialogue, whether it be verbal or written, is going too far. It has reached a stage if man is included, it’s out. Workmanship, manpower, etc contain man.

What do we do with manner, manoeuvre, manage, mandolin, manager? All include man. Sorry Ron, so does Merriman.

This minority that wants to change generations of linguistic development should go right back, look at a dictionary and realise ‘man’ means human being. That’s us. We are all of the race of man … genus Homo. The definition includes male and female.

The genus Homo distinguishes us from other animals by our superior mental development.

Now is that the problem? These clowns who want to change our language. Is it the fact their mental development is insufficient to allow them to be classed as ‘man’.


After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the twenty mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped.

Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride.

He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for three days.


A lovely story I heard through the week of a young seven year old from Wagga who is doing something for not only herself, but her environment and even this planet. She is recycling.

Young Lisa has established a business she has dubbed ‘Lisa’s Recycling Business’.

By collecting cashable recyclable containers and taking them to a recycling centre she earns herself around the $50.00 mark each week. Mum has impressed on her children the need to save for the future, so without fail, the money goes straight in the bank.

Lisa’s got a Facebook Page and this attract people who bring their recyclables to Lisa.

This little environmental entrepreneur, when asked what she was saving her money for, replied, “To buy a house … or two”.