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On Sunday, a very significant event in the history of the modern world will be commemorated. The Centenary of Armistice. One hundred years ago on the 11 day of November, the guns fell silent and the end of the Great War was declared. As a nation, we are called to observe a one minute’s silence to encourage remembrance of the sacrifice for those who died or suffered in Australia’s cause in wars and conflicts throughout the world. During the week, poppies will be given out around town and, if you so wish to make a donation, be assured that the monies go towards the welfare of widows and children of veterans, and veterans in dire need. The Narrogin Remembrance Day service starts at 10.30 am in Memorial Park, 11 November. Please join me if you can. Harvest season is upon us, and with that comes increased heavy freight traffic, farm machinery and wide loads using our regional roads. I urge motorists to be vigilant during this time of the year. Dusty conditions make for poor visibility. Please be patient, remove distractions and put your headlights on during the day to assist other vehicles in seeing you. Safety is a shared responsibility and everyone deserves to be with their loved ones, particularly with Christmas just around the corner. Speaking of which, I expect that Narrogin will be soon glistening with sparkling displays of lights as families get into the spirit of Christmas. The Shire will again be awarding prizes for best displays to residents in Narrogin and Highbury. Everyone qualifies, and judging will take place between 14-18 December. The Christmas lights along Federal Street will be illuminated on the 1 of December. I believe we can expect something a little bit different this year.