Boorowa will always struggle to have big numbers on Hilltops Council and I have often stressed the need to have an active and, when necessary, vocal organisation to express our needs as a community and, if required, fight any injustices.
The Boorowa Business Chamber (BBC) is that organisation and business owners and residents alike are invited and urged to get involved.
The next general meeting of the BBC is next Monday June 17, 7pm at the Shamrock Café (Boorowa Hotel).
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Paul Jones is the newly appointed Hilltops Economic Development Officer and he is delighted to accept the invitation to address this meeting.
Paul's role was established to identify the need to drive investment in the region and support the sustainability of our local communities and region as a whole.
There you are, get a feel for the BBC, meet Paul Jones and enjoy a light supper, you've nothing to lose and Boorowa's got a lot to gain.
Can you believe it was 41 years ago on this day, June 13, 1978, that that ever popular film 'Grease" opened.
41 years since Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta sang and danced their way into our collective hearts.
I remember the first time I saw 'Grease' was at the Drive In in Young.
I won't embarrass the girl by mentioning who I went with.
The question is, can you remember back to when, where and with whom you first saw 'Grease'.
A blonde was on holiday and driving through Darwin.
She desperately wanted to take home a pair of genuine crocodile shoes but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking.
After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle on prices" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde shouted, "Well then, maybe I'll just go out and catch my own crocodile so I can get a pair of shoes for free".
The shopkeeper said with a sly, knowing smile, "Little lady, just go and give it a try".
The blonde headed out toward the river determined to catch a crocodile.
Later in the day, as the shopkeeper is driving home, he pulls over to the side of the riverbank where he spots the same young woman standing waist deep in the murky water, a shotgun in her hand.
Just then, he spots a huge three metre crocodile swimming rapidly toward her.
With lightning speed, she takes aim, kills the crocodile and hauls it onto the slimy bank of the river.
Lying nearby were seven more of the dead creatures, all lying on their backs.
The shopkeeper stood on the bank, watching in silent amazement.
The blonde struggled and flipped the Croc onto its back - rolling her eyes heavenward and screaming in great frustration, she shouts out, "DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! THIS ONE'S BAREFOOT TOO!"
Much has been said about the decision by several players of indigenous descent not singing the national anthem at the first State of Origin rugby league game.
We've seen people with Aboriginal backgrounds refusing to stand for the anthem.
It has been suggested the word 'young' in the line "For we are young and free" implies dating from European settlement in 1788, whereas Aboriginal existence dates back at least 50,000 years.
An idea to change 'young' to 'strong' (or maybe 'proud') has been expressed and could very well placate the people taking offence, because on reading both the verses usually sung, there is nothing else that an Australian couldn't but be proud of.
"ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR.'