The 2018 Mathoura Speed Shear is expected to be bigger and better than ever.
The popular events will be conducted on Saturday, November 3, and, in addition to the shearing competition, this year’s event will include historic timber industry activities.
Registration opens at 9.30am with entries from teams of four invited to take part.
The day’s program, with the unmistakable roar of the chainsaws, will kick off at 11am.
The shearing contest, with $12,000 in prizemoney, will feature intermediate, women’s and senior’s sections, as well as the contractors’ relay and the Trans-Tasman Cup events.
Entry will be by gold coin donation and there will also be market stalls, kids activities, train rides, a whip cracking demonstration, face painting, a barbecue and licensed bar all day.
Be on hand to see and support Corey Taylor as he loses his locks in a cancer fundraiser at lunchtime.
For more details, contact Anne Robertson on 0429 843 579.
Did you see it on television — the Mathoura Car — in the recent Daniher’s Drive?
Looking resplendent with its smick new paint job, the vehicle was front and centre at Government House when the vehicles were waved off to start the 2018 adventure.
In his third appearance in the fundraising event with mates, Bill Randall and Stuart McCallum, Allan Watson undertook a 1900km journey which took the trio through central and western, Victoria, the eastern part of South Australia and back into Geelong .
The local entry contributed $16,700 to the fundraising event aimed at putting the brakes on Motor Neurone Disease.
Pennant competition for Mathoura Bowling Club last weekend saw Divisions 4 & 5 enjoy wins over Rich River while Divisions 1 & 2 go down to Rich River and Lockington respectively.
In good news for the club, Joe Murphy and Gob O’Brien won the Campaspe Valley 60 & Over Pairs contest but then went down in the regional contest.
Players are being encouraged to regularly check the lists on display in the bowls office for play dates and championship draws.
The club’s Monthly Mixed Pairs 2x4x2 will be contested on Sunday, November 4 with a 1pm start.
Players are reminded that bowls attire is to be worn.
Entries are being accepted by Rod Werner on 0408 568 338 or the club on 5880 3200.
Congratulations to skip David Hicks, third Rod Werner, second Paul Clear and lead Frank Jacobite who were runners-up in the 50th Waterwheel Fours Tournament at Lockington recently.
It will be too early for Christmas but kids attending the Mathoura Country Kids Festival will think it has come early with all the fun and activities available to them.
There will be laser tag, water zorbs, a giant slide, jumping castle, camel rides, mini golf, sumo wrestling, hobby horse races, mini golf, a petting zoo and much more.
There will also be a sausage sizzle should they ever slow down enough to eat one.
It will be a bit like Christmas — so many great activities they won’t know which to try first.
The festival, to be held in the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens on Saturday, November 3, will be run by the Mathoura Preschool and Mathoura Public School.
As well as the kids’ activities, the school’s cake stall will be another outstanding hit with locals and visitors.
Last week I mentioned the coming annual general meeting for Mathoura Golf Club. However, I have to ‘fess’ up to making an error regarding where the meeting is to be held.
The October 31 meeting will be held at the Mathoura Bowling Club — not the golf clubhouse as I indicated. Starting time will be 8pm.
My apologies for the error.