A new look for Eugowra


Eugowra's Most Wanted Murals week-end is only a week away with 24 artists ready to descend upon the town for the yearly Murals creations.

Ron Hay and his tea of helpers have been very busy constructing the frames which enclose the panels. There are three in total and by the week-end will have roofing over them to keep out the weather. These will make it more professional. No more worrying about tarps in case of rain. Each year since the murals started we have had rain at some stage.

These are now in the Pioneer/Apex Park and will be positioned in their final place when completed. Unfortunately the luncheon has had to be cancelled and there will only be a few stalls.

On the plus side Emma Ward will be back with her Spin Art at Pioneer Park, which is really enjoyed by the children.


The Speed Shear which is to be held at the back of the Central Hotel on Saturday 29th April is being run in conjunction with Eugowra's Most Wanted Murals.

There will be prize money of $4,000-00 in cash and prize money with registration to be made between 12-30 and 1-30 and the event to start at 2-00pm.

Categories are Open, Intermediate and Local/Veteran.

For more information contact Tim Bray on 0427 595 033.


ANZAC Day in Eugowra will begin with a march starting from the RTC , at the corner of Broad and North Streets, and proceeding to the Memorial Park, where the commemoration service will take place.

Sophie Welsh, daughter of Kevin and Therese Welsh and a student at Red Bend Catholic College, will give the address.

Following the service ex service personnel are invited to the Eugowra Community Bowls and Recreation Club for lunch.

Intending marchers are asked to assemble at the RTC ready for the march to commence at 10-50am.


The Eugowra Pony Club has had a very busy month with members competing at various events all over the place - Tahlia and Chelsea attended a sporting day at Bedgerabong, bringing home a number of ribbons between them.

Kirralea and Blair represented Eugowra Pony Club (EPC) at Young Gymkhana and they also brought home ribbons.

Stacey and Makaylah competed at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with both girls having wins and places. Well done everyone.

Members had a fund-raising day at the Eugowra Country Fair where they sold chocolates and tickets in a wood raffle and received wonderful support while having a great day. They gave a big shout out to Outback Soils for helping the EPC to get new show jumping poles.

Spokesperson Bec Carver said they are looking forward to the next Rally Day on April 30.


Dozens of family groups and friends set up camps all along the Lachlan River over the Easter break. With perfect autumn days they enjoyed fishing, camp fires, BBQ's, picnics and the Easter Bunny managed to find the area for the dozens of children to have fun hunting for all the Easter eggs.

Equally there were also a great many family groups who enjoyed the glorious weather in the beautiful hills which surround Eugowra. Families enjoyed picnics, sausage sizzles, walks through the hills, sliding on the rocks etc.

Many campers also enjoyed the wonderful sites of the Nangar National Park with campers scattered throughout the Park.

The simple things in life can be found in abundance in the perfect region which we call home.

MEALS ON WHEELS – Mon 24th – Elaine Cheney, Tues 25- Diane Smith, Wed 26- Mavis Cross, Thurs 27- Sarah Greenhalgh, Fri 28- Diane Smith, Sat 29- Irene Sharp, Sun 30- Jeanette Norris.

SMILE TIME – There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half an hour. Then a big trouble making truckie steps next to him and takes the drink from the guy and just drinks it all down.

The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, “ Come on now I was just joking. Here I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a man cry.”

“No it's not that,” the man replies, wiping away his tears. “This is the worst day of my life. First I overslept and go in late to my office. My outraged boss fires me. When I leave the building to go to my car, I find it was stolen. The police say they can do nothing. I get a cab to go home and when I get there I remember I left my wallet. The cabbie just drives off. I go inside my house where I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave my home come here to this bar and just when I was thinking about putting an end to me life, you show up and drink my poison.”