Trundle and Tullamore news


Steve Grace raised the roof of the Tullamore Memorial Hall on Thursday night. His happy mix of Country Gospel, Country and Gospel throughout the concert made for a foot tapping night. His latest CD Eternity has just hit No. 1 on ITunes. He held the stage for two hours with Trentan Kruger, whom also plays in a band  Skypilot, with Steve's son. Trentan started his musical career in Heavy Metal. About as far away from Country Gospel as you can get. He said he is really enjoying doing this tour with Steve.

Steve who is also a songwriter was lucky enough to have Slim Dusty record one of his songs "Port Agusta" on his 100th Album, Looking Forward Looking Back. When Steve sing Slim's songs he sounds amazingly like the man himself.  Steve has a Slim Dusty Tribute Album which has a song on it called "Slim's been here before" which he performed on the night and was a real cracker!

Under the schools helping schools in times of drought program Tullamore Central School is to be on the receiving end of Mullion Creek Public School's generosity. The school, near Orange is staging an Art exhibition and auction to come to the aid of another tiny Central West school doing it tough in the drought. Funds raised from the art auction will go toward a Christmas party at the end of the year for the students at Tullamore Central School.

A big thank you to Meg Mortimer and Emma Williams for working hard to get John Wood and Chris Pydd out to Tullamore to perform their thought provocing and at time very funny play Carp Diem. With the help of Rhyse Llewelyn, they captured the audience with their tale of struggle and laughter as two men sort through some problems they would not normally talk about. They went on to have a chat session with the audience after the play which went on for a good 15 minutes. Talking about Mental Health and the community.

The road to Tullamore for the play first started about three years ago at Sydney Airport when Meg Mortimer spied John Wood. John told us this play has been enormously successful everywhere it has been and the smaller the town, the bigger the turnout.

A huge storm delayed the show in Condobolin on Friday night with it starting late at 8pm due to blackouts. John said he had never seen a storm like it! Later joking he brought the rain with him. Parkes Shire Council and the Healthy Town Challenge were sponsors behind this event which was greatly appreciated by the community.


For this Sunday only, the Berry Memorial Uniting Church service will be held at 11.30am at the Church following the Remembrance Service at the Trundle Hall.

The volunteers morning tea at Trundle Central School held on Wednesday, October 31 was a wonderful success with many people packing into the staff room of the school for a delicious assortment of treats. The ladies of the RFW Op-Shop who attended said how lovely it was to be recognised in the community and thanked the school for putting on such a delicious event.

Trundle Central School had some terrible news on Thursday night with Ajax, their Pets as Therapy dog and new member of staff, was involved in a serious accident. He had his first surgery which was successful and will have further stabilisation surgery on his legs, after the risk of infection from his extensive skin cuts and abrasions heal. 

Latest report is he is sitting up, eating and peeing. He will be in Forbes Vet Hospital for some time yet and won't return to school this year. Ajax is a very special dog to the children of Trundle Central School.

The cost of this surgery is thousands of dollars and John Southon the Principal, has said no school funds will go to paying his vet bill. John is paying for the vet bills out of his own pocket and with the help of the go-fund-me account. 

Any help the parents and friends of Trundle Central School can give them, however small will be greatly appreciated. The school has set up a go-fund-me page which can be accessed via the school facebook page. 

The ladies of the Royal Far West Trundle Branch would like to remind members that on November 13 at 1pm is their monthly meeting. All members are invited to attend and share their views.