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Tarago Preschool
Phone: 4849 4427
The Tarago Preschool is available
to children from 2 -- 5 years.
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The preschool has a School Readiness Program and there are
plenty of activities to enhance all children’s development.
Our indoor and outdoor areas have been upgraded and provide a
lovely nurturing environment for all ages.
We have experience dealing with children who have all types of
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special needs.
Every child benefits from coming to preschool and it is an mportant step towards preparing for school.
Relief funding is available to low income families to help with the cost of sending
their children to preschool.
So give us a call or drop in, we would love to see you.
PHONE: (02) 4821 3655
(02) 4821 8852
149-159 Sloane Street, Goulburn, NSW 2580
Gilmour Station Pty Ltd T/A
A.C.N. 001 792 632
ABN 37 440 572 739
Animal Health
Stock feeds
Gilmour Station Pty Ltd T/A
A.C.N. 001 792 632 ABN 37 440 572 739
PHONE: (02) 4842 2650
(02) 4842 2630
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Your One Stop Produce, Hardware & Building Shop
Tarago Times October 2008
Farm Smart
Farm Smart – Nutrients
for Fruit & Flowers
Along with Nitrogen and Phosphorus for healthy fruit trees and
gardens, Potassium is a critical nutrient required for flowering.
Maximum flowers will not only mean a beautiful garden but
will provide a great fruit yield from your fruit trees. Micronutrients such as Boron, Zinc Copper and Magnesium are also
very important for flowering.
Nitrophoska Blue Special is a specially formulated blend of
these important macro- and micro-nutrients, designed with gardens, orchards and vineyards in mind. It is a high quality, fully
granulated NPK blend with trace elements. The percentage of
potassium is higher than in most general garden products available making it ideal for an early spring application to obtain
maximum flowers. The potassium is in the sulphate form so it is
free from harmful chlorides making it ideal for sensitive plants
such as vegetables. Nitrophoska Blue is pH neutral so it is good
for your soil. It is not a combination of products meaning that
there are equal nutrients in each granule so every plant gets
every nutrient. The granules are of a uniform size and are dust
free for ease of handling, and it comes in 40kg bags so you get
the savings of a bulk buy.
Applications rates for vegetables are as little as 30-50g/m2, Citrus is 400g/tree x age in years (up to 8 yrs old; 3.2kg max),
Stone Fruit 1.1kg/tree (divided over 3 times during the year),
Apples 350g/tree at bud burst and 350g/tree in late spring,
Grapes 250-400g/vine before bud burst, Turf 25g/m2 in September & 25g/m2 in January, Roses 2tbls/m2 in August & 1tbls/m2
When Buds are forming, Bulbs 4tbls/m2 at planting. These application rates are a guide only as some soil types may need
more or less or different fertilisers, this can only be determined
with a soil test.
Spring is also a time of insects and fungal problems, some of
the most common are Fruit Fly, Aphids, Scale, Mealy Bugs,
Black Spot & Mildews just to name a few. Healthy plants that
are well watered and well fertilised can fight these problems
much easier but there are many control options available if they
If you would like any more information on Nitrophoska Blue or
have any other farming concerns please contact Goulburn Produce Agronomist Kathryn Maas on 0248213655 or
Reliable and honest
Reasonable Rates
References available
If you want sparkling windows and shiny floors
call me...
Phone Cindy on
4844 5032 or
0488 541 858
DFB Tiling
Improve your productivity this year with expert
advice from
Goulburn Produce & Rural Supplies
Contractors Pty Ltd
We meet on the first Thursday of the month.
We take it in turns to hold the meeting at our
homes and we each bring a plate to share for lunch. We
start at 12.00ish, and usually go for about 1½ to 2 hours.
We choose books every couple of months, with everyone
putting in suggestions and then arriving at a list.
My number at home is 4849 4222.
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Marie Alaimo
All types of commercial
& domestic tiling
Pensioner discount
No job too big or small
Professional job guaranteed
Competitive rates
All areas
Free measure & quote
Daniel Brunoro
Phone 0416003260 or 4844 5612
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You’re all invited
to the Kids Christmas Party
in the paddock
@ the Loaded Dog Hotel
on Sunday 30th November
from 3pm.
Paddock Bar for Mums & Dads
BYO Picnic
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Murray Hartin
February 21, 2007
His cattle didn't get a bid, they were fairly bloody
What was he going to do? He couldn't feed them anymore,
The dams were all but dry, hay was thirteen bucks a
Last month's talk of rain was just a fairytale,
His credit had run out, no chance to pay what's owed,
Bad thoughts ran through his head as he drove down
Gully Road
"Geez, great grandad bought the place back in 1898,
"Now I'm such a useless bastard, I'll have to shut the
"Can't support my wife and kids, not like dad and those
"Christ, Grandma kept it going while Pop fought in the
With depression now his master, he abandoned what
was right,
There's no place in life for failures, he'd end it all tonight.
There were still some things to do, he'd have to shoot
the cattle first,
Of all the jobs he'd ever done, that would be the
He'd have a shower, watch the news, then they'd all sit
down for tea
Read his kids a bedtime story, watch some more TV,
Kiss his wife goodnight, say he was off to shoot some
Then in a paddock far away he'd blow away the blues.
But he drove in the gate and stopped - as he always
To check the roadside mailbox - and found a letter
from his Dad.
Now his dad was not a writer, Mum did all the cards
and mail
But he knew the style from the notebooks that he used
at cattle sales,
He sensed the nature of its contents, felt moisture in
his eyes,
Just the fact his dad had written was enough to make
him cry.
Son, I know it's bloody tough, it's a cruel and twisted
This life upon the land when you're screaming out for
There's no candle in the darkness, not a single speck of
But don't let the demon get you, you have to do what's
I don't know what's in your head but push the bad
thoughts well away
See, you'll always have your family at the back end of
the day
You have to talk to someone, and yes I know I rarely
But you have to think about Fiona and think about the
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I'm worried about you son, you haven't rung for quite a
I know the road you're on 'cause I've walked every
bloody mile.
The date? December 7 back in 1983,
Behind the shed I had the shotgun rested in the brigalow tree.
See, I'd borrowed way too much to buy the Johnson
Then it didn't rain for years and we got bombed by interest rates,
The bank was at the door, I didn't think I had a choice,
I began to squeeze the trigger - that's when I heard
your voice.
You said 'Where are you Daddy? It's time to play our
' I've got Squatter all set up, you might get General
It really was that close, you're the one that stopped me
"And you're the one that taught me there's no answer in
a gun.
Just remember people love you, good friends won't let
you down.
Look, you might have to swallow pride and get a job in
Just 'til things come good, son, you've always got a
And when you get this letter ring me, 'cause I'd love to
hear your voice."
Well he cried and laughed and shook his head then put
the truck in gear,
Shut his eyes and hugged his dad in a vision that was
Dropped the cattle at the yards, put the truck away
Filled the troughs the best he could and fed his last ten
bales of hay.
Then he strode towards the homestead, shoulders back
and head held high,
He still knew the road was tough but there was purpose
in his eye.
He called for his wife and children, who'd lived through
all his pain,
Hugs said more than words - he'd come back to them
They talked of silver linings, how good times always
follow bad,
Then he walked towards the phone, picked it up and
rang his Dad.
And while the kids set up the Squatter, he hugged his
wife again,
Then they heard the roll of thunder and they smelt the
smell of rain.
Don’t forget that the Tarago school needs your
aluminium cans. The Student Representative
Council receives a major part of its funds from
recycling cans—contributions please phone
Paul de Ruyter on 48494227
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The Secret To
Seeing a Doctor
The Same
Day You’re sick.
PO Box 806,
Goulburn 2580
4519 Oallen Ford Rd
Bungonia 2580
Robert C Everingham
Building Designer & Draftsman
Dr Joanna Senior
is now taking
New Homes, Alterations & Additions
Duplex, Villa, Townhouse Developments
Rural, Commercial, Industrial Buildings
Free Quotes - Competitive Rates - Prompt Service
Energy Efficient (SEDA), Eng Dwgs: Mech, Struct, HVAC
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0417 682 022
4844 4323
EMAIL [email protected]
Call Goldsmith Street Surgery and see
Dr Joanna Senior or Dr Ruth Edwards.
We guarantee you an appointment with
a doctor on the same day you’re sick.
Call Mon to Fri by 10am on 4821 7445.
Honest and reliable
Servicing Tarago, Windellama and GBN areas
(other areas by appointment)
All gear supplied
Competitive rates
References available
Carpet cleaning
Pensioner deals
Phone Lorelei on 4844 5036 or 0409 928 441
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Wongaburra Homestead
Boutique Wines
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• Bathroom renovations
• Green Bulding council approved materials used
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Fax: 02 48494634
Mobile: 0418275402
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An invitation to farmers and rural businesses
3 hour Mental Health Information Sessions
(funded by NSW Health)
Topics covered include signs, symptoms, help and services for
Sessions are conducted by Dr Leanne Craze, an experienced mental health trainer
A series of Mental Health Workshops is to be held throughout NSW from October onwards. The major aim is to provide farmers
and farming service providers with information about common mental disorders, strategies to help people and appropriate local
referral options.
The project seeks to build on the work of Mental Health First Aid, Beyondblue, NSW Health and many other organizations who
are all working toward improving mental health in the bush.
Topics covered in the workshops will include signs, symptoms and help for:
Information will also be provided about local services and how to find more in-depth information about mental health issues. The
content of the workshops can be viewed at the CSL website: www.CrazeLateralSolutions.com
Program details
The workshops will be informal with refreshments and information packs provided for all who attend. The nearest workshop to
Tarago will be held in Goulburn on the 6th November where. breakfast and evening sessions are being offered.
To book your place or for inquiries:
T: 62381549 Mobile: 0408869051 Email: [email protected] www.CrazeSolutions.com
I was aware that female heart attacks are different,
but this is the best description I've ever read.
Women and heart attacks MI (Myocardial infarction).
Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing
heart attack ...you know, the sudden stabbing pain in
the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the
story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
'I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior
exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would
suspect might've brought it on. I was sitting all snugly
& warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my
lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent
me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all
cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet
propped up.
A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of
sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water,
and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swalTarago Times October 2008
lowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you
shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to
chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of
water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This
was my initial sensation---the only trouble was that I
hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.
After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like
little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up
my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasming), gaining speed as they continued racing up and
under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses
rhythmically when administering CPR).
This fascinating process continued on into my throat
and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped
puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read
and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the
signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to
myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart
Story continues on page 29
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Myth: Koalas get themselves drunk on eucalypt leaves
and sleep all the time as a result.
Truth: As eucalyptus leaves are very low in nutrients,
the koala has evolved over thousands of years physiological (bodily) changes that utilize these nutrients in
the best way possible. Koalas have a slightly lower
body temperature and consequently lower metabolic
rate than other mammals, to reduce the amount of
energy expended per day. By sleeping on average 18-20
hours out of 24, they conserve energy, and their waking hours are used to feed, move and seek out mates
during breeding season (hard life, eh?). Breeding females certainly require slightly more and better quality
leaf during peak lactating times. So, as for being
drunk? No way.
Myth: Koalas are lazy, slow and move around like
Truth: Koalas are highly efficient in their conservation
of energy, therefore movement is based on and needs
basis. Any sound observer can tell you that a koala can
climb up a tree expertly and with considerable speed
when necessary. Koalas on the ground are also capable
of reasonable speed over short distances. A male koala
fighting with another male or pursuing a female high in
the tree-tops is neither slow nor lazy.
Myth: Koalas are low in intelligence and are therefore
stupid and dumb.
Truth: Any species that have evolved and survived in a
harsh, arid land for millions of years must be doing
something right. As the brain of any animal requires a
considerable amount of energy to function at its optimal level, the koala has evolved an extremely efficient
brain that drives the necessities of its basic needs and
instincts. Why drive around in an 8 cylinder hotted up
car, guzzling up expensive fuel when a clean, uncluttered 4 cylinder model is far more efficient, economical and long-lasting? Looking at the decimation the human species has achieved in its very short history, one
wonders at who is really the “intelligent” one.
Myth: Koalas never drink water.
Truth: Koalas do in fact drink water when needed. One
of their adaptions, from a physiological viewpoint, is
their ability to make good use of the available stored
water in the eucalypt leaf (a sort of recycling strategy)
conserving it as much as possible. When the eucalypt
leaf’s moisture content is below the threshold, the koala does drink water from water holes etc. This is not a
situation a wild koala is comfortable with, as being on
the ground, head down drinking, places them in a very
vulnerable position in being at risk from predator atVolunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless,
but because they are priceless!
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tack. Nonetheless, if all the eucalypt leaves are below
an acceptable level of moisture, the koala must seek
water elsewhere to survive. Alternatively, a koala suffering from renal disease, for example, seeks ground
water irrespective of leaf moisture availability and is
known to sit beside a creek or whatever, lapping up
water for a long period of time.
More myths next month. With special thanks to
Cheyne Flanagan at the Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie, NSW.
Don’t forget, these beautiful koala “tattoos” are available for just $2.00 and may be purchased from the Tarago Service Centre, the Tarago School (after the
school holidays) or by phoning me on 4844 6250.
The survival of koalas in the wild is very important to
Australians and many people around the world. You
can help by buying these very cute “tattoos” from the
Australian Koala Foundation.
Joan Limon
‘At a meeting to discuss the route of a proposed
ring road, the Highway Committee Chairman said
“We intend to take the road through the cemetery provided we can get permission from the
various bodies concerned.” And that could have
been better put.
If you didn’t know it, a committee is a person or
group appointed to investigate, report or act.
In many cases, the best way to forget a problem
while appearing to be doing something about it,
is to form a committee. And then, you may have
heard the description of a camel as an animal
designed by a committee.’
Ron Butterworth
The P&C will be holding a
Car Boot Sale & Spring Fair
on Saturday, October 25
There will be market stalls, kids games and
activities, sausage sizzle and more.
So start looking for things to sell !
See the flyer in this issue for all the details
or phone Julianne on 4849 4227 or
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