Lions had a productive month

16/11/2018 // by admin

PORT Pirie Lions had a very productive month in July.
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There were two sausage sizzles at Cheap as Chips and the market on July 12.

A visit by the Community Accommodation and Respite Agency children proved once again to a huge success with Lions members catering for a barbecue lunch for 27 carers and 17 clients.

The barbecue was held at the Port Football Club which has generously donated its clubrooms for this event for the past 13 years.

The group takes the clients for a period of time and care for them to give their parents respite.

The group stayed at the Will- ochra camp for several days before coming to Port Pirie.

After the barbecue the clients visited sites in our town. Most of the carers were Year 11 and 12 students from Gawler.

The next part of the trip was to visit the Gladstone Goal for an afternoon excursion.

The carers and clients travelled on two small buses and one big one.

Many thanks must go to Roma Sampson for providing the music for this occasion at short notice.

This is the club’s birthday month and members will celebrate with a dinner at the Mid North Christian College on Tuesday, August 19.

Events for August are the Cheap As Chips barbecue on the 9th, the Huey Helicopter barbecue on the 16th, the Hammill House barbecue on the 20th and the Fly-In on the 23rd and 24th.

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Prosperitas art at Quakers Hill High

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Artful: Quakers Hill High School year 10 students Bhoomika Sreenivasan, Aarya Raghubanshi, Kavya Mathur and Emily Morgan (front) with their art-based Prosperitas projects. Picture: Natalie RobertsArt was well represented in Quakers Hill High School’s Prosperitas showcase.
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Guidelines for the six-month program, which sees teachers mentor the year 7 to 10 school’s students in special projects of their choice, are painted in broad strokes.

‘‘You open the door and they just fly,’’ said program co-ordinator Karen Critchley.

‘‘We ask them ‘What are you capable of that we can’t see and that we’re not going to cover in class?’’’

This year’s art include a series of photographic portraits of dancers by year 10 student Emily Morgan and Essence of excellence, a painting Boomika Sreenivasan and Kavya Matthur will gift to the school when they graduate year 10.

‘‘It was to express how we feel about the school, how much we both have learnt over the years,’’ Kavya said.

Emily, who hopes to start a photographic business, said the project helped her cope with the pressures of schoolwork.

‘‘Going out and doing a photo shoot took a lot of stress away,’’ she said.

‘‘Because I connect with dance it made the experience so much better.’’

Year 7 student Elliot Luckman used oil paints on canvas to depict scenes from Ned Kelly films, and words from the famous Jerilderie penned by fellow bush ranger and friend Joe Byrne for him in 1879.

‘‘I’m quite intrigued by the history of Ned Kelly because when I read my first biography of him it was from the point of view of another child,’’ he said.

Year 7 students Kopal Mathur created a self-sustaining environment for goldfish, while Kaitlyn Hockey, in year 10, researched ancient and modern architecture then created a computer program for students to design their own buildings.

A poetry anthology and a few novels were also written for the project and published online.

Richmond cafes drink coffee for homeless tomorrow

16/11/2018 // by admin

FourRichmond cafes are banding together to help the homeless and those at risk tomorrow,Friday, August 8.
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Kezza’s Kafe, Crazies Golden Bell Cafe, Keep It Short and Sweet and Stock Bar & Grill, will donate $1 per coffee sold to help fund local projects as part of Cafe Smart.

Kezza from Kezza’s Kafe said there hasbeen a ‘‘massive contribution from local businesses’’ to help support the one day event organised through Street Smart.

She told the Gazette, Bakers Delight Richmond, Coles Richmond, Richmond Fruit Market and Richmond Florist have made in-kind donations.

The businesses have supplied products for cupcake making, flowers for decorationand sweet tastinggoodies that will be sold from 8am to 4pm at the participating cafes.

Last year Cafe Smart raised more than $87,000 for action against homelessness across Australia.

Local cafes taking part are:

– Kezzas Kafe:Shop 2 / 304 Windsor Street, Richmond (4578 8875);

– Crazies Golden Bell Cafe:334 Windsor Street, Richmond (4578 3660);

– Keep It Short and Sweet:137 Lennox Street, Richmond (4578 8454);

– Stock Bar & Grill:1/78 March Street, Richmond; (4578 7640).

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Mike Greep wins Guzzler

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Ken ‘The Old Chippy’ Burden won the Dad’s Army competition this week. Photo: Joe McDonough.It was a close contest in last Saturday’s On Trend Clothing Guzzlers Mug competition with a three way count back being held to decide this month’s guzzler, and it was Mike Greep who came out on top, from Joe Cooke and Steve Curtis with their 67 nets. Joe Cooke did however pick up the A-grade prize and the putting competition prize. Mike Greep got the B-grade and Dennis Morgan picked up the C-grade with his 69 net. Congratulations to Mike who has been a long time member at the Yass Golf Club, and resides in the ACT. The Aussie Hotel nearest the pins went to Jamie Roche with some spectacular shots into the eighth and 16th holes, and was unlucky not to jag a hole in one on both.
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In Sunday’s stableford competition, Don Douglas came back for a second go at getting a prize for the weekend after getting a couple of shots within reach of the guzzlers, and he managed to pick up the Sunday money with his 38 points.

On Sunday at the Fairbairn Golf Club the ACT Monaro Sureshot Golf NSW Four Ball Best Ball Regional Final was held, with three local pairs trying to advance into the final at Bonville Golf Resort in Coffs Harbour. ‘Nearest the Pin King’ from Saturday, Jamie Roche paired up well with Nev Matthews, coming in with 43 points and they were just shy of a point on getting into the count back, that decided the eventual winners. Charlie McDonald and Scott Nolan from Tully Park won it with 44 points. Mitch Grange and Adam Danilczak came in with 41 points and Wayne Wilson and Scott Medway had 37 points.

This Saturday we have the pleasure of holding the Yass Windscreens and Glass, four-person stabrose event, which is a modified ambrose and stableford event, and is always interesting. So players get your groups together an we’ll see you on the course, in what the weatherman says is going to be a balmy 14 degrees.

Results:

Saturday August 2: On Trend Clothing Guzzlers Mug.

Winners: A-grade: Joe Cooke 77-10-67. B-grade and Guzzler: Mike Greep 85-18-67. C-grade: Dennis Morgan 90-21-69. Putting competition winners: J Cooke 25, R Field 27, M Greep 27, G Fleming 27 and M Curtis 28 puts. Ball winners: M Greep, J Cooke, S Curtis 67, D Douglas, D Morgan 69, R Field, R Jackson, R Perceval, M Walker 70, P Brady, G Butcher, I Kemp 71, M Curtis, L Kemp, G Kerin and S Porter 72 net. The Australian Hotel sponsored nearest the pins were both picked up by Jamie Roche at the eighth and 16th holes with shots to 152 cm and 23 cm.

Sunday August 3: stableford event.

Winner: Don Douglas (15) 38 points. Ball winners: D Douglas 38, P Matthews 35, M Partridge 35, P White 35, B Abbey 34 and P Brady 34 points. Nearest the pin on the 16th went to Peter Brady with a shot to 127 cm.

Mid-week competition to August 2:

Winner: Will Kelly (12) 20 points ocb. Runner up: Kevin Mann (15) 20 points. Balls went to: G Howlett, B Brooker and D Douglas 18 points.

Dad’s Army report for July 31.

Ten players turned up to play in the Dad’s Army competition last week on what was a fairly good morning for golf early, but the wind came up later which made things a bit trying. The player to beat this week was Ken ‘The Old Chippy’ Burden with 18 points which earned him the money, while Bernie Puckett with 16 points and Graham Howlett 13 points after a three way count back collected the two balls that were on offer. Scoring ranged from 18 down to 11 points.

Coming events:

Saturday August 9: Four-person stabrose event – sponsored by Yass Windscreens and Glass.

Sunday August 10: Stableford event.

You can also check us out on facebook (Yass Golf Club) or at yassgolfclub南京夜网.au.

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United set to seal spot

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ADAM Raso, pictured getting away from Wests’ Jack Nodder, scored both goals in United’s 2-all draw last weekend.GDFA soccer
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Leeton United 2 (Adam Raso 2) drew West Griffith 2

LEETON United all but guaranteed a place in the 2014 Griffith association finals with a 2-all draw against West Griffith at the weekend.

However, the visitors were lucky to get away with shared points after Wests harassed the United defence and peppered the goals throughout the night, even scoring at the death only to be denied by the referee’s call.

Leeton coach Mitchell Clay said the result was an accurate reflection of the game.

“We would have liked the win, but we could see they came out to win,” he said.

After being nil-all at half-time, Leeton scored first through Adam Raso about 15 minutes into the second half. However, Wests equalised and then went 2-1 up.

“That was just from them pressing and pumping us,” Clay said.

United tied things up with a successful penalty shot by Raso with 15 minutes to go. Wests scored a goal in the last 10 seconds of the game, but it was disallowed.

“We did very well to hold them out with the few players we had to fill in,” Clay said.

Raso’s two goals were a standout, as was Michael Raso in defence. Clay also praised those who again stepped up to fill vacancies in first grade.

“They come on and give 100 per cent,” he said. “You can’t fault the attitude or commitment.”

The result ensured the top-four teams are now all but settled.

With two rounds remaining, United is six points ahead of Yenda and with three points on offer for a win, it is a mathematical possibility for the Tigers to catch up. However, Leeton’s superior goal difference would be the clincher if that were to happen.

United face second-placed Hanwood this weekend under lights at the town ovals. However, if the side was short players last week, it will be more so tomorrow night

“We’ve got more players out -we’re going to struggle this weekend,” Clay said.

“I want to see how we react to how Hanwood play. It will give us an idea of what to expect if we face them in finals.

“We’ll look at game fitness and see how we play without the players we have been using.

“It will be far from the strongest team we can put out.

“We’re at home so we’re not going to be taking it lying down. We’ll give it our best and see what we can put up against Hanwood.”

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