Small Schools champions – again!

16/06/2019 // by admin

Small Schools champions – again! PROUD MOMENT: With the Sacred Heart Central School sign bearing a message of congratulations to the under 13s rugby league side who won Wednesday’s Small Schools Knockout are (front, from left) Tom Drew, Lachie Deep, Mitch Deep, Dylan Stuart, Zac Finnigan and Tom Miller (back) Ted Hines, Grady Maher, Alex Gooden, Lachie Lawson and Aiden Barton. Absent from school on the day of the photo due to the staging of the Athletics finals were Sam Sheahan, Max Cameron, Jack Nasser, Tristan Clark, Zac Rumble and Alex Wiggins.
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VICTORIOUS: The Sacred Heart boys with the Small Schools Knockout trophy. Photo: Dubbo Daily Liberal

GREAT EFFORT: Sam Sheahan was named ‘Man of the Match’ following an outstanding performance in the grand final of the Small Schools Knockout in which he scored two tries, three goals and generally stood up to the task at hand. Photo: Dubbo Daily Liberal

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Felicity wins memorial trophy at Singleton open

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SINGLETON Ladies Open Day sponsored by Coal & Allied was played in perfect autumn conditions, with 48 players coming from clubs all over the Valley.
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SOCIAL: Colleen Rock, Helen Castledine and Debbie Cooper.

Winning the Barbara Thomson Memorial Trophy Best Scratch, Score Felicity Pearce with 87

Carl Brown Trophy Best Nett, Shanelle Thomas

Scratch Div 1 Felicity Pearce, R/U Sue Wilks (Mus) 88

Scratch Div 2 Marion Flanagan (Mus) 98, R/U Wendy Peters 101

Scratch Div 3 M Lewelyn (Merriwa) 115 R/U B Boreham (Kurri)116

Nett Div 1 Helen Castledine 72 on c/b R/U Cheryl Thomson 72

Nett Div 2 H Good ( Beresfield) 75 R/U C Constable 76

Nett Div 3 M Garvey (Branxton) 78 R/U Dana Hudson 79

Stableford Div 1 Jenelle Coe 33 points, Div 2 B Watson 31 points, Div 3 J Copeland (Beresfield) 30 points.

Coal & Allied Mt Thorley/Warkworth Best Stableford Singleton Player, Shanelle Thomas, Visiting player Leesa Robinson (Branxton)

Straightest Drive on the 4th & Vets winner Shanelle Thomas

Super Vets winner Wendy Peters

Longest Drive Div 2 Louise Morrissey

Today’s results are a family affair with Felicity Pearce winning the Major Prize, her Mother Shanelle Thomas winning the Carl Brown Trophy, Shanelle’s mother Mary Petrie has won the Carl Brown Trophy on three occasions, Felicity’s daughter Josephine is now the fourth generation to play the sport.

Singleton Ladies are very grateful to Coal & Allied for there generous donation.

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Narromine receives $2 million in water security funding

16/06/2019 // by admin

Narromine Shire was allocated almost two million dollars yesterday for water bores in the Water Security for Regions grants.
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The shire was one of eight Local Government Areas that received funding.

NSW Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner and Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries announced the grants yesterday.

The shire will receive $1,980,000 for additional bores throughout Narromine and Trangie.

Narromine Shire Mayor, Bill McAnally is thrilled with the funding.

“It’s great, it was a great application. Hats off to Kerrie (Murphy) and her staff. It’s certainly needed,” he said.

Mr Stoner said Water Security for Regions was established to help communities prepare for future drought conditions.

“The NSW Government is serious about improving water security infrastructure in the regions to help farmers and regional industries deal with drier conditions,” he said.

Cr McAnally said this funding was vital for the water security in the shire.

“We had trouble through the last drought. Now we’ll have enough bores to manage through another drought,” he said.

The State Government has reserved $366 million to invest in water security projects including augmenting dams, pipeline and bore works and water efficiency mechanisms. “So far we have spent $21 million on projects in places like Bourke, Cobar, Forbes and Cooma,” he said.

He said the funding for the additiona key projects across NSW will secure good quality, reliable water supplies for their poeple their towns into the future.

The other shires that recieved funding were Brewarrina, Glen Innes, Liverpool, Parkes, Tumbarumba, Walgett and Warren.

“As well as securing good quality, reliable water supplies, these projects were also selected for their economic benefits to both the local community and the State,” Mr Stoner said.

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Designing futures

16/06/2019 // by admin

LEARN: Stephanie Poynter.
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ART: Students observe art.

TEACH: Melbourne based illustrator Angie Rehe speaking to students. Pictures: BRENDAN McCARTHY

NEW: Brooke Barnes & Katy Mackley.

STATUE: Alida Ferrari and Danika Hill.

More than 50 Year 10 students from twoBendigo schools melded their artistic minds on Thursday.

The LEAP program, administered by RMIT, visited La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.

Learn, Experience, Access Professions programs aim to demystify the link between school, university and professions.

They spent their day learning and living an artistic life directed bygraphic designer, Craig Dunne and fashion illustrator Angie Rehe.

The students came from Eaglehawk Secondary College and Crusoe College.

The day was designed to allow the students to gain insight into a range of design careers.

The day focused on allowing students from lower socio-economic areas to recognise artistic opportunities were as available to them as any other part of society.

Craig Dunne and Angie Rehe presented talks to the students designed to inspire and encourage.

The students were then able to demonstrate more practical areas of art.

The students took part in two practical workshops, designed to coincide with the current exhibitions, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece and Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion.

Bendigo Art Gallery Education Officer Helen Attrill said there was one students who was anxious about attending Bendigo Senior Secondary College next year.

Ms Attrill said the student had completely changed their mind after the workshops.

“They are now focused and quite excited,” she said.

Ms Attrill said the program was a special opportunity for the students.

She said it told them you did not “have to have rich parents to succeed” in the arts.

The students said they had learnt a lot about new pathways.

Students also said the program allowed them to demonstrate their creative skills through drawing and rendering.

Ms Attrill said it was about offering opportunities students would not usually get in regional towns.

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‘Woolly’ weeders, ‘woolly’ weather and ‘woolly’ walkers

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The Ben Lomond community have embraced a new way of keeping their town tidy. It is a lot quieter and cheaper to run than a lawn mower, requires little maintenance and even less labour. In fact it is the weed control method that relies on hunger alone – the hunger of a mob of Dorper sheep.
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On the Summit of “The Brother Mountain”Fin Atherton, Cameron Way, Mike Mulligan, Bar Mulligan, Fran Webb, Roger White, Gloria Wesley and Sue Adams

On the Summit of “The Brother Mountain”Fin Atherton, Cameron Way, Mike Mulligan, Bar Mulligan, Fran Webb, Roger White, Gloria Wesley and Sue Adams

A project of the Ben Lomond Landcare Group the sheep, affectionately known as the ‘woolly weeders’ were moved on to one of the main paddocks in Ben Lomond late in July.

The week July20 to 26 saw an intense week of preparations to move of the sheep flock onto one of the main paddocks in Ben Lomond for the Landcare Group project.

They are now a part of the community and have a new role in keeping tracts of land within and about the village ‘mown’ and tidy. Trees planted in times when there were no livestock and a lot of lawn mowing are establishing about the oval area. The push was on to protect the trees and finalise the enclosure to guarantee a safe home for trees, sheep and lambs. It was a huge undertaking which came to fruition when the gate was opened and under several pairs of watchful eyes the flock was moved.

The ‘woolly weeders’ also watched on a sun free Saturday the following week, when ‘woolly weather’ greeted an ambitious group of ‘woolly walker’ setting out to walk to the top most point locally, “The Brother Mountain” (altitude 1508 metres above sea level).

Firstly, following drier times with many livestock grazing the roadside, Ben Lomond Landcare Group members gathered to report on the regular roadside rubbish retrieval program. Unfortunately the shortness of the grass along the roadside verge, revealed the disappointing collection of ‘way too many’ bags of waste from ‘tossers’. These were taken to the tip for sorting with a large proportion of the waste being recyclable.

The clean-up team then welcomed the walking group from Guyra, who shared a barbecue lunch with a view to completing the walk together. And then it rained!

Heeding the words of the ‘weatherman’ to wait a little while, the party of walkers were able to take advantage of a break in the weather and complete the climb. At the topmost point they were privileged to witness a cold but unique spectacle as chards of sunlight pierced the clouds to highlight tracts of the horizon away to the east and the ribbon roads glistening from the shadows. After an easy descent the satisfied group returned home as a thick fog closed the window, leaving an eerie visibility of a mere 200metres.

A Healthy Highlander’s Group meet at the Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall on Wednesday afternoon at 3pm. The group is led by Sue Adams and is utilising the indoor space as well as the outdoor gym when weather permits. Sue is qualified to lead with Heart Foundation and Diabetes Australia training and she welcomes anyone who would like to join in to improve their fitness and maintain their mobility

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