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Datebook: September 1 – ANZUS Treaty Signed 60 Years Ago

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The Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS or ANZUS Treaty) was signed on September 1, 1951. It is the military alliance which binds Australia and New Zealand and, separately, Australia and the United States to cooperate on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area, though today the treaty is understood to relate to attacks in any area. The Australia–US alliance under the ANZUS Treaty remains in full force. Heads of defense of one or both nations often have joined the annual ministerial meetings, which are supplemented by consultations between the US Combatant Commander Pacific and the Australian Chief of Defense Force. There are also regular civilian and military consultations between the two governments at lower levels. Annual meetings to discuss ANZUS defense matters take place between the United States Secretary of State and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (AUSMIN). The most recent AUSMIN meeting took place in Melbourne in November 2010.

It’s Thursday, September 1

Laynie Alba Mitchell offers Early Childhood Music Classes and Preparatory Piano Classes this fall. The early childhood classes meet for nine weeks on Saturdays and Mondays at the Murray Art Guild, 500 North 4th Street, starting September 12. The piano classes run for 12 weeks Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Ms. Mitchell’s home at 1553 Oxford, Murray.

Friday evening at 6:30 The Looking Glass Coffee and Curiosities on Lindell Street in Martin hosts folk Musician Daniel Musgrave. Speak up at the open mic From 7:30 to 8:30.

This weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs offers naturalist-guided hikes, arts and crafts, and landscape photography. Nashville Recording artist Matt Snook performs Sunday at 7 p.m. behind the lodge.

Paris starts the Labor Day Weekend with lunch on the courthouse lawn at noon tomorrow including the music of Branded Country. Project Graduation and The Downtown Paris Association fundraise with lunch concessions.

Hear a conversation with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn on Friday’s Front Page AM. See our entire schedule at


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