The time has come, after several postponements due to COVID, to cast your vote and elect a new Hilltops Council.
All candidates spoke at a very successful, Rotary organised, 'Meet the Candidates' session last week and all, somewhat surprisingly, spoke of the need to recognise Hilltops holistically, not individual towns, and all addressed the difficulty they will face reining in the debt council has accrued.
We need strong representation from our town and in John Piper and Jo Mackay we have good candidates.
To get them both elected, Boorowa and district need to get right behind them and give your 1 and 2 votes John and Jo in order of choice.
I don't want to tell you how to vote, but I have not forgotten the 'Gang of Five' who I believe played a role in GM Anthony McMahon's resignation.
I believe and I'm also fairly positive, council's bottom line would be much healthier if Anthony had been retained.
Of those I refer to as the 'Gang of Five', four are re-running, Ingram, Stadtmiller, Horton and Armstrong.
I'm not going to tell you how to vote, but I know where these five votes will go.
As a primary school teacher, each year you face a new class with varying personalities and abilities and at year end, they move on. In the Central School structure, you continue to see these children grow to be adults as they pass through the system.
One reflects on these children you have associated with and some you remember for the wrong reasons, but most you have fond memories and some become your favourites.
Little could I know that a little 11-year-old girl in my class, a caring child, happy and willing to help her classmates, would stay in my mind as one of my favourites.
Little could I know this little 11-year-old would one day become the NSW Commissioner of Police.
I have heard of several former students achieving very well in their chosen fields, never did I know one, young Karen Keefe, would rise to the very top of her field.
Congratulations to Karen, now Webb, your family must be proud.
I can assure you, this former Year 5 teacher became very emotional when hearing of Karen's appointment. Boorowa was mentioned as Karen's home town in announcements, and I am sure the town is proud of Karen's achievements.
The M&D Choir is back and preparing themselves for a night of readings and Carols, this year to be held in the Anglican Church, 7.30pm, Friday, December 10.
Love to see a good crowd to get into the festive spirit and join with the choir in singing a host of our favourite Christmas Carols.
With Carols by Candlelight not on this year, this may be a one and only chance to sing all those popular Christmas Carols.
Two important AGMs coming with Boorowa Hostel Incorporated holding their AGM at 6pm on Monday December 6 at Burrowa House.
All community members are invited to attend.
Boorowa Community Landcare Group have their AGM set down for 6pm, Thursday, December 9 at the Ex-Services Club.
Dinner will follow the AGM at 7pm, with guest speaker Craig Aspinall speaking on working together how the Aboriginal communities and Landcare can build the future together.
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