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The Best Little Show in the Country Keeps Getting Better

With only weeks to go until the big day the 2016 Carcoar Show is set to continue a proud tradition begun more than a century ago of showcasing the district's finest livestock and local produce. There will be 5 horse rings operating including one for Heavy Horses, a magnificent display is expected. The Bush Band, November Shorn will be playing adjacent to the Bar, and Angullong wine as well as beer is being served. Lots of entertainment and competitions. See the Old Kentucky Mobile Animal Farm as well as Murphy’s Puppets, Working Dog competition, Sports Shear and Woolhandling, Cattle and Paraders, Prime Lambs, Wood Chop, Antique Machinery and Vintage Car displays. In addition to the usual rin

Stoke Stable Update

Stonework repairs have finally been completed on Stoke Stable following the expenditure of an additional $10,000 for essential supplementary works. Undercoating and whitewashing of the internal walls is now under way, and the general clean up following the extensive works is progressing well. The rearranging and presentation of the exhibits will take a few weeks, but we expect to re-open the museum to the public before the end of spring (Carcoar Historical Society Press Release).

Congratulations Kurt

Congratulations to Kurt Fearnley who finished with a silver medal in his final . The five-time Australian Paralympian missed out on gold in the Games wheelchair marathon to his friend and rival Marcel Hug by a mere second. Being the true sportsman that he is Kurt described Marcel's win as “well deserved” and said on his Facebook page that he was “stoked to bring home silver.” We hope that those Carcoarians who traveled to Rio to cheer Kurt on enjoyed their trip.

Carmanhurst Village Cluster Formed

Last Thursday a special meeting was held at the Lyndhurst Hall to begin the process of forming a combined group from Carcoar, Mandurama & Lyndhurst to be known as the Carmanhurst Village Cluster. Blayney Council General Manager Rebecca Ryan stated at the meeting that the new cluster committee would not usurp the function of any of its affiliated groups but would merely oversee the role of the cluster co-ordinator whose job will be to source external grant funding, promote local events and represent the association in its dealings with Council.

'Backtrack' Attracts Moviegoers

On Sunday September 11 moviegoers turned out for a special screening of the supernatural thriller Backtrack which was filmed partly in Carcoar. The event was almost postponed due to a technical hitch which turned out to be not the work of some mischievous poltergeist but rather the result of a possum dislodging cables in the roof cavity. Thankfully this was able to be fixed. The screening was a joint fundraiser for the School of Arts and the Carcoar Village Association. Among those who stayed on after the movie for a light supper were Betty McKenzie, Kate Tyler, Margaret Hahn and John Burke (pictured).

An Unexpected Visitor

The volunteers at the Carcoar Hospital Museum had an unwelcome visitor on Thursday. The ladies tell me that he emerged from the fireplace in the office whilst they were having lunch and left through the hole he came in without paying. The museum building has hosted owls, possums and an echidna but the arrival of this snake is a timely reminder for everyone to take precautions. Orange Snake Service advises householders to remove all outdoor rubbish, install draught stoppers beneath doors, fill in holes and gaps going underneath concrete slabs and to remove overgrown vegetation that sits on the ground particularly near areas where people walk. Should you see a snake don't go near it, keep pets

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