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Wednesday May 3, 2017
Wednesday 3: 9am - 4pm Wesley LifeForce Suicide
Prevention Workshop – Cooma (Ph: 1800 021 821)
10.30am Rhyme Time @ Bombala Library – Maybe Street (Ph:
Thursday 4: 7.30pm Trivia Night at the Alpine Hotel – Cooma
(www.alpinehotel.com.au) 7.30pm Taco and Trivia Thursday @
the Cooma Hotel – (www.coomahotel.com.au)
Friday 5: 6 - 8pm Monaro Dance Centre Disco – Cooma Ex
Services Club, 5-12 years, $5 entry
www.monarodancecentre.com.au 8pm Friday Nite Live @
The Federal Hotel – Nimmitabel (Ph: 0481 481 034)
Saturday 6: 10am–2pm Crackenback Markets @ Wildbrumby
Schnapps – Alpine Way (Ph: 6457 1447)
11am Saturday Story Time @ Dorothy Dickens Books
(Ph: 6452 6052) 10am–3pm Burnima Homestead Guided
Tours – Bombala (Ph: 6458 3042)
Sunday 28: 3pm 18th Annual John Briscoe Award &
Exhibition Opening – Raglan Art Gallery & Cultural Centre,
prizes awarded at opening (www.raglangallerycooma.com)
DON’T MISS OUR DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIEDS
CONTACT THE SALES TEAM ON 6452 0313 TO BOOK YOUR SPACE
CLASSIFIEDS - TUESDAY 11AM
The things we find...
Take for instance the family clearing up after
a recent death, sorting through household
‘stuff’ that hasn’t been looked at for years.
It’s not everyday one expects to find ex-
military bits and pieces – of the exploding
and/or shooting variety.
But there you have it... or at least, there
THEY had it. Luckily the current police
amnesty allows for such forgotten treasures,
as well as other explosive material, to be
It is important to note that anyone finding
old firearms, sticks of geli, hand grenades,
or other explosive devices, should NOT take
these to the local police station.
THEY will come to you. Just ring the local
station, explain what you have found and the
relevant experts will take it from there.
This weekend’s heritage round should
provide some pretty hard-fought rugby
league matches at Cooma showground.
With the Cooma Stallions and Bombala
Blue Heelers both undefeated so far this
season, The Postman expects a pretty feisty
match – and that’s just on the sideline!
But expect the competition to be keen and
rugby league to be the winner on the day!
This weekend also see the 18th annual
John Briscoe Art exhibition and competition
at the Raglan Gallery, Cooma.
This exhibition invariable has some
outstanding works on art on show (and for
sale) and this year should be no different.
Those not wishing to watch the rugby may
well enjoy a few ‘cultured’ moments at the
Good to see the local tip at Cooma is
now accepting even more recycling stuff
especially at no cost. The Postman’s
old electronic stuff may yet find its forever,
Busting myths for cancer prevention in
A free nutrition program in the Snowy
Monaro region is set to bust myths
about the cost of fruit and vegetables to
encourage families to eat more to reduce
their cancer risk.
Cancer Council NSW flagship nutrition
program Eat It To Beat It is recruiting
parents for free 90-minute Fruit & Veg
Sense workshops being held at locations
across Snowy Monaro on various dates
between May and July.
The workshop helps parents understand
the importance of family members eating
two serves of fruit and five serves of
vegetables every day to cut cancer risk.
It comes as a 2016 Cancer Council NSW
consumer attitudes survey showed that 42
per cent of respondents were not eating
enough fruit and 87 per cent were not
eating the daily recommended amount of
A belief that fruit and vegetables were
too expensive was among the leading
reasons cited for not eating more.
It’s a misperception that Eat It To Beat It’s
Fruit & Veg Sense workshops are setting
out to address through providing healthy
recipes and tips for saving time, money and
enticing even the most fussy of eaters to
enjoy healthy food.
“We provide practical, budget-friendly
ways to help families understand why fruit
and vegetables are so important and to get
the whole household eating more” Cancer
Council Southern NSW, Nutrition Project
Officer, Kate Angelucci said.
“Some people believe that fruit and
vegetables are expensive, but if you
compare the cost with that of meat or pre-
packaged snacks, fruit and vegetables can
actually be cheaper.”
Other Eat It To Beat It tips to reduce
expense include: buying fruit and
vegetables in season; and reducing the
amount of meat and increasing the amount
of vegetables in recipes.
Eating more fruit and veg is not just of
benefit to the hip pocket – it’s a habit that
can aid cancer prevention.
Cooma North Public School hosted a
Fruit & Veg Sense workshop for parents at
their school. Parent, Rochelle Woolfe, left
the workshop stating she would prioritise
time to plan her family’s meals ensuring the
family is getting enough serves of fruit and
“I have tried meal planning before but
it didn’t last too long. Today was a good
reminder of the benefits of meal planning
and I will definitely try planning meals again”
Rachel Fergusson, a teacher at Cooma
North Public School was thrilled to host the
workshop, a first at the school.
“We often hear about the troubles
parents have getting their children to eat
fruit and vegetables so it was great to be
able to offer Fruit & Veg Sense to address
some of these issues” Rachel said.
“Cancer Council-commissioned research
shows that a fibre-rich diet including two
serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables
a day can help prevent one in six bowel
cancer cases,” Kate said.
“Eating the recommended servings of
fruit and vegetables helps reduce risk of
oesophageal, lung and some mouth and
“It is important to add that Cancer
Council NSW programs such as Eat It To
Beat It are a direct result from community
fundraising from events such as Australia’s
Biggest Morning Tea.” Kate continued
To check when Fruit & Veg Sense
workshops are running or to book, contact
Kate Angelucci, 4223 0208, katea@nswcc.
org.au or go to eatittobeatit.com.au.
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