Letters to the editor

Clare Hooper (right) says goodbye to teaching ethics classes at Narooma Public School, but Ange Ulrichsen (left) joins the teaching team next week.

Clare Hooper (right) says goodbye to teaching ethics classes at Narooma Public School, but Ange Ulrichsen (left) joins the teaching team next week.

Big thanks to ‘dog whisperer Yve’

It so pleased me to see your article "Yve is the dog whisperer" (Narooma News, October 24). 

It was a fitting tribute to this wonderful lady.

It well documented her role in the  Narooma Dog Training Club, as well as her pet therapy endeavours. 

Recently I had to go through every dog owner’s hardest moments … saying goodbye to your best mate.

In my case it was a beautiful female border collie called Daisy.

Daisy and I were involved with the club for a while and Yve had given Daisy lots of attention and me lots of sound advice. 

Yve in her quiet and to-the-point manner helped me and Daisy and was with us right till the end. I am not sure how I would have handled the situation without her help and support.

So, whilst Yve is heavily involved in the training and fun side of owning a dog, I know I am not the only one she has helped through these the  saddest of times.

The Narooma community should be very proud of Yve and she deserves all the accolades she gets.

May I also thank Kym and Kate at Narooma Vets, Kim and Sharon at Clyde River Pet Lodge, Sue at Resting Pets Cremations Moruya and my neighbour Maree Vaughan (who Daisy adored) .... all for the care and compassion they showed Daisy and I.

Graham Pinney

Kianga

WORTH IT: Yve Robinson loves to walk dogs at Kianga Point. One reader is a big fan of this 'dog whisperer'.

WORTH IT: Yve Robinson loves to walk dogs at Kianga Point. One reader is a big fan of this 'dog whisperer'.

Change of Ethics teacher

There have been secular ethics classes at Narooma Public School since 2014 and Clare Hooper has been teaching right from the start.

But now she is sad to say ‘au revoir’ to the ethics teaching team; she recently became Co-President of the Eurobodalla branch of the Animal Welfare League, and finds it hard to give both areas her full attention.

We will miss Clare’s enthusiasm and teaching skill – but we’re glad to know that she will still come to our monthly social lunches, and we hope she’ll be able to rejoin the teaching team before long.

But the teaching team is also gaining a new face! Ange Ulrichsen, who is well known to the school through her involvement with the Literacy Program, is joining the team. We welcome her, and know she will fit in well.

Do YOU think you have what it takes to be an ethics teacher? Secular ethics are taught in primary schools throughout NSW as one of the alternatives to scripture classes. If you are interested and would like to find out more contact me, Mog Bremner, on 0401 968 899 or mogbremner@mogajon.com.au or visit https://primaryethics.com.au

Black spot funding

I would like to encourage locals to nominate projects for Round 4 of the Morrison Liberal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, which closes on 10 December 2018.

In contrast to Labor, who did not invest a single dollar in improving mobile coverage, this program has already seen more than 600 base stations activated nationwide. 

This phase of the program focuses on coverage for emergency services, towns that experience seasonal demand due to tourism, key transport routes, health and educational facilities and indigenous communities. 

Can I encourage you to nominate potential locations to your local council who can apply for funding?

Fiona Kotvojs

Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro