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Narrogin Observer - - News - Leigh Bal­lard ~ Shire Pres­i­dent

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.

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