A workshop to build up resilience and strength in the face of cancer

Posted on 14 July 2018 | Comments Off on A workshop to build up resilience and strength in the face of cancer

PHOTO: Supplied (Quest for Life Foundation).
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The Quest for Life Foundation and the Lithgow Breast Cancer Support Group are holding a Living Well with Cancer workshop on Friday 11 November from 9.30am-3.30pm at the Secret Creek Cafe, 35 Crane Road, Lithgow.

The program is designed for people living in challenging life circumstances to learn about the importance of self-care and the elements that build resilience.

Participants will explore how to create inner peace, manage their emotions and how to easily incorporate relaxation into their everyday life.

The workshop is designed for anyone taking on the battle with cancer, and also to help carers looking after those who are.

Margie Braunstein will present the essential Quest for Life teachings so participants can reflect, replenish and leave motivated to make self-care and inner peace their foundation for living.

Margie is a senior facilitator with Quest for Life as well as a dedicated, professional counsellor and psychotherapist.

Margie works with people from all walks of life to support their quest for wellbeing, peace and joy.

Bookings are essential.

To reserve your place, call Roslyn on 0417 371 58 or Dave on 0407 149 669 oremail [email protected]南京夜网419论坛.

The program costs $10 which includes morning tea and lunch, and will provide a valuable insight into tackling one of life’s most challenging battles.

Founded by Petrea King, the Quest for Life Foundation provides retreats and community based workshops designed to encourageand empower people to create emotional resilience.

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First place for Coolmore beef

Posted on 14 July 2018 | Comments Off on First place for Coolmore beef

Think thoroughbred studs think multi-million dollar horses but these properties are also home to significant beef cattle enterprises.
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The Hunter’s leading thoroughbred studs Coolmore and Darley run between them more than 2000 head of cattle.

Cattle play a vital role on theregion’s studs as they are used to clean up pasture paddocks once the horses are moved to fresher fields.

Coolmore has over 700 head of cattle on its 8,500 acreproperty and the studwasranked number one,by meat processor JSB Scone, out of over 450 beef cattle producers supplying a“clean and green”total grass fed, chemical free, program for the life cycle of the cattle.

TheJSB Farm Assuranceprogram values, promotes and recognises “clean and green” product anddelivers a whole farm management system that encourages long term management practices to producers.

Coolmore’s ranking is a reflection of its a clean and green product; the high value, high quality and highlyproductive Coolmore land upon which the best cattle and the best thoroughbred horses are raised.

JSB held a Farm Assurance Beef producers forum in Scone this month for 100 producers to enhance partnerships with industry and promote supply chain alignment and opportunities – from paddock to plate.

JSB also hosted a producer dinnerand visited Coolmore Stud as part of their on-goingcommitment to promoting and engendering a whole value chainrelationship and understanding between the buyers, agents, producers and consumers of their product.

Whilst at Coolmore they also attended theirStallion parade -the Parade weekend attracts over 5,000 people tothe Hunter Valley.

The Hunter’s thoroughbredindustry (value added) is worth $564.4 million/year.In the Department of Planning and Environment’s Hunter Regional Plan 2036 it described the region as one of three of the best thoroughbred centres in the world.The plan states there is a need to protect the Equine Critical Industry Cluster and allow for expansion of the industry. It also talks about the need to conduct an assessment of landuse compatibility.

Some statistics on the two leading studs:Coolmore:1,000 horses and 780 head of cattle;11 stallions standing in 2016;1,600 broodmares serviced in 2015; 150 employees.

Godolphin/Darley:400 employees;22 stallions in Australia; owns over 250broodmares;stallions serve over 2,000 mares per season;450 horses in training;Woodlands (6,500 acres, Denman);Kelvinside (1,700 acres,Aberdeen);1,250 head of cattle at both Woodlands and Kelvinside properties;4,000 clients and visitors annually.

PRIME: Coolmore’s agricultural manager John Borg with some of the stud’s Angus cattle. The cattle are a vital part of the thoroughbred stud’s enterprise.

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Tougher penalties in force

Posted on 14 July 2018 | Comments Off on Tougher penalties in force

Drink drivers face tougher penalties after new laws came into effect from Monday, October 24.THE WA Government are getting tough on drink drivers with new alcohol interlock laws which came into effect from Monday, October 24.
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High end and repeat drink drivers will be required to install an alcohol interlock in their vehicle, if convicted of particular drink driving offences.

Offences include drivers which record a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more ordangerous driving causing death orinjury where DUI was an element

Other offences are any dangerous driving causing bodily harm where DUI was an element or two offences within five years having a blood alcohol contentbetween 0.05 per cent and 0.149 per cent or failure to comply with giving a breath sample.

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia said the WA Alcohol Interlock Scheme was not retrospective, so all drivers would start with a clean slate from Monday.

“This is a chance for those drivers convicted of drink driving offences in the past to change their behaviour, and not get behind the wheel of a vehicle if they have been drinking,” he said.

Convicted drink drivers who wish to drive after the initial disqualification period will have an ‘I’ condition placed on their licence for at least six months andmust pay to have the alcohol interlock device installed by an approved service provider.

Vehicles will also have to be presented to a service provider every month for the performance data to be monitored, at the cost of the interlock driver which isestimated to be $1600 over a six-month period.

Offenders who do not have an interlock fitted will not be allowed to drive.

It is expected between 4000 and 6000 high end and repeat drink drivers will be required to enter the WA Alcohol Interlock Scheme every year.

Smart Start Interlocks is set tobecome a certified supplier of the interlock system, its ownerJohn Doherty spoke toWATodayandsaid the device would not inhibitany existing functions of the vehicle other than the starting circuit whichconnects into the indicator and horn for warning signals.

Mr Doherty said participants would be contacted by an agent to come back and collect their car and watch videos and do some training on using the device.

Mr Doherty saidthe systems are leased on a monthly-payment basis, with participants having to pay an installation fee.

Passmore Automotive is an agent for Smartstart in Busselton. The service area is a 150km radius from their workshop.

According to WA Police, to September 30this year, 45 people were killed on WA roads where alcohol was suspected in a driver or motorcycle rider.

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‘Incredible shrinking hospital’ is an insult

Posted on 20 May 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Incredible shrinking hospital’ is an insult

OUTRAGED: Labor MP Jenny Aitchison says she has requested more than a dozen meetings with Jillian Skinner, Minister for Health.
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Every member of the Maitland community should attendSunday’s Save Maitland Hospital rally.

While the rally is being stagedas a protest against the state government’s decision to fund thenew Hunter hospital at Metford through a public-private partnership, it’s about a great deal more than that.

There are legitimatefears that the PPP could create a two-tier system of care.

This in itself is cause to protest but we have plenty of other things to be angry about.

The Lower Hunter Hospital timeline is little more, at this point, than a site in need of heavy remediation, a rubbery estimation of bed numbers andan unclear charter of services, all tied together under a PPP funding model.

In 2011 the newly elected Baird government promised the people of the Lower Hunter a publicly funded teaching hospital to rival the size and servicesof the John Hunter.

Five years on, a great deal has changed. We are now looking down the barrel of a much-smaller hospital, with some estimating bed numbers will plummet from the 450 that were initially bandied about to 220.

It’s also been confirmed that the existing Maitland Hospital will close, although we have no clear idea whether it will be sold or kept to house allied health services.

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has been vocal on this matter and rightly dubbed the Metford facility as“the incredible shrinking hospital”.

Ms Aitchison has called upon the NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, to consult with her on the matter but she has been denied time and again.

In the Mercury’s opinion, when the NSW governmentdisrespects our elected member of parliament, it shows disdain forthe people of Maitland.

The Mercury calls on all members of the Lower Hunter community to attend the rally on Sunday.

We must demand to know how many public beds will be available.

We must insist on transparency around projected population growth in our local government area, and whether bed numbers will ensure accessible health care for all.

We must fight for specialist services and not content ourselves with a second-rate rural referral hospital, where peoplewill be shipped out of our area for treatment.

Health care is literally a matter of life and death. It’s worth fighting for.

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Robins face yet another tough challenge

Posted on 20 May 2019 | Comments Off on Robins face yet another tough challenge

Division 1Ulverstone will have their work cut out trying to keep strong Wynyardto a losing score. The Robins were disappointing against South Burnie and Saturday’s game will be no easier. Grant Crowe, Peter Ayton, Damien Symes and Robert Groenewege were ruthless against Turners Beach as was the Graeme Hodgetts rink. The Robins need to restrict those two rinks to a reasonable score. Latrobe has again demonstrated they will be a force and should come away with the win. South Burnie has too much fire power for Devonport and Burnie should make it two from twodefeating Penguin.
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Division 2If Sheffield’s Tony Wootton, Mick Wootton, David Vince and John Sullivan carry on fromlast week they should defeat Port Sorell.East Devonport look like premiership material early in the season and should win over South Burnie. Latrobe faltered last week against Sheffield and may do the same against Turners Beach while surprise packet Railton may be too much for Wynyard.

Division 3Home green advantage should give Smithtonthe win against Wynyard. Penguin’sIan Batchelor, Brian Richardson, Tony King and David Scott are on firebut may find Spreytontougher. Early finals favouritesRidgleywill defeat Burnie if Keven Baker, Peter Crowe, Lloyd King and Vaun Eavesrepeat theirmassive win. Devonport and Ulverstone both lost last Saturdayso we will go with a draw.

TOP FORM: David Hardy of Burnie in the Division 3 game against Smithton. They face Ridgley this weekend.

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Champs land prized recruit

Posted on 20 May 2019 | Comments Off on Champs land prized recruit

BENALLA is well placed to capture back-to-back Ovens and Murray A1 pennants after appointing Matt Robertson as coach.
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READY TO GO: Wodonga bowlers Ray Moon, Tony Smedley and Rob Taylor are looking forward to the opening round. Picture: MARK JESSER

The former Victorian playerhas crossed from Shepparton and will be bringing several players with him.

Robertson has taken out every title in the Goulburn Valley during his decorated career and will further strengthen the powerful Benalla side.

It defeated Wodonga by one shot in last year’s grand final.

Benalla will start its premiership defence against Corowa Civic on Saturday.

Wodonga has lostthree skips –Josh Rudd, Andrew Batterham and John Dawson –from last season.

Rudd will play in Shepparton, Batterham has moved to Darwin and Dawsonis set to play for Howlong.

The Bulldogs have good depth however and are expected to remain in the upper echelon.

Steve Coulston, Ashley Bates, Paul Davies and Peter McLarty will skip for Wodonga against Wangaratta at Wodonga.

Promoted Rutherglen has picked up Wodonga bowler Klive Liverton.

Rutherglen has replacedCorowa Services in the top grade after making the A2 finallast season and meet Myrtleford in Saturday’s opening round at Myrtleford.

Yarrawonga play YMGCR.

In last weekend’s Jack Beck Perpetual Trophy, the Ovens and Murray defeated Albury and District by 33 shots.

Beechworth youngster Mason Baylis skipped the Ovens and Murray’s only undefeated teamwhile David Barnes achieved the same feat for Albury and District.

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What’s on

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Friday, October 21
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CWA Bathurst will meet at 172 Russell Street from10am-noon, followed by a guest speaker/lunch. Call Madeleine Nassar,6332 9080.

CWA Craft will meet at172 Russell Street from 1-4pm. Call secretary Joy Press, 6337 6511.

Feed The Youth nights are held at thePCYC in Morrisset Street from October to March:free barbecue and live band from 6-8pm.

Business community forumwill be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centrein William Streetas part of council’s development of anew Economic Development Strategy2017-2020.

The forum will be held from 7.30am and is open tomembers of the local business community. To register, phone council on 180044 88 96 or email [email protected]论坛

The strategy will aim to encouragecontinued local business growth, economic infrastructure, innovation andinvestment.

Author Talk,Remembering Ben Chifley,at Bathurst Libraryat 6pm. Free. Call 6333 6281.

Saturday, October 22

Backyard Bird Count andbird walk atBoundary Road Reserve at 8am.The third annual Backyard Bird Count runs until October23 and council is asking residents to take part by signing up.

Register at aussiebirdcount.org419论坛 and download the app so you can identifybirds in the community and log the sightings.

Council and local birdexperts will host a free public bird walk in Boundary Road Reserve.Event details are available on Facebook.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: A bird walk will be held on Boundary Road Reserve at 8am on Saturday, October 22. The third annual Backyard Bird Count runs until October 23 and council is asking residents to take part by signing up.


Big Cake Bake will be held onFriday, October 28 from 10am-2pm at78 George Street. The Bathurst Red Cross branch and Red Cross store will be holding theBig Cake Bake to continue their great work. By enjoying a cake and cuppa on this day, you will be helping to raise money to help Red Cross continue its vital everyday work in Australia and overseas, supporting young parents struggling to provide regular meals for their families, remote communities recovering from disaster and elderly Australians who are isolated and alone.

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Women’s nines set to kick-start November

Posted on 20 April 2019 | Comments Off on Women’s nines set to kick-start November

GAME FACES: Corrimal’s Ainslie Hawes, Tammy Fletcher and Abby Holmes will all take part in the upcoming November 9s. Picture: Sylvia LiberIF women’s rugby league continues on it’s rapid upward trajectory there’s no doubt people will look back at the Nines format as one of the key building blocks.
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It’s something Corrimal Nines coach Tammy Fletcher is well aware of having this year donned the Red V of St George Illawarra in the Dragons landmark Nines clash against Cronulla in September.The Sharks snuck home in a thrillerbut Fletcher still looks back on match as the experience of a lifetime.

“I’m still lost for words to describe it,” Fletcher said.

“There was a massive hype for the game and all the girls werefilled with adrenaline because we wanted to to do well for ourselves but we also wanted to do well to represent women in league as well because we were on show. It’s definitely one of the best experiences of my life.”

Fletcher will draw on that experience when she takes the reins atCorrimal for the Cougars November 9s campaign that will take place on Friday eveningsacross Novemberat Ziems Park, beginning November 4.Having seen first-hand how valuable the abbreviated format of the game is as a development tool, Fletcher is looking forward to introducing a host of new players to game.

“I was really excited to hear about the program coming in to introduce new girls to the game as a bit of a development and recruitment process,” Fletcher said.

“I think the NRL game gave us a lot of exposure that we needed, at the right time as well, to helpboostthe local league so I’m really excited. You only need 12 players in a team, it’s nine minute halves so the girls are in and out but it touches on a bit of everything skill-wise so it’s the perfectintroduction to the game.”

The competition will have both open and under 18s divisions as theIllawarra District Rugby League looks toward the NSW Rugby League’s Tarsha Gales Nines [under 18s] competition in 2017 and also at adding an under 18s division to the Women in Defence Leaguenext season.

“We’re heading towards the Tarsha Gale under 18s Nines competition next year which we’ll be looking toput an [Illawarra] side in and we’re also looking to implement an under 18s competition in the Women in Defence League next year so this is a catalyst for that,” IDRL general manager Chris Bannerman said.

“Teams are capped to four currently registered players so really it’s about introducing new girls to the game.

“We’re looking at five or six teams in each division which means we’re probably going to have in excess of 80 new girls introduced to the game which is a real success and hopefully that’ll see a lot of those girls transition into the 2017 competitions.”

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6pm Vigil EucharistSunday, October 23

8.30am Choral Eucharist with Choir10am Sung Eucharist with Cathedral Kids梧桐夜网allsaintscathedralbathurst南京夜网419论坛

Cathedral ParishSacrament times and venues

Monday, Mass 5:45pm St Michael and St John’s CathedralTuesday, Mass 12:30pm The AssumptionWednesday, Mass 5:45pm St Michael and St John’s CathedralThursday, Mass 12:30pm The AssumptionFriday, Mass 5:45pm St Michael and St John’s CathedralSaturday, Mass 9am The Assumption, Sacrament of Penance – 9:30am – The Assumption, Sacrament of Penance 11am St Michael and St John’s Cathedral, Mass 5pm St Michael and St John’s Cathedral, Mass 6pm PerthvilleSunday, Mass 8amAssumption, Mass 10am St Michael and St John’s Cathedral,Mass 6pmAssumptionBathurst Uniting ChurchSunday, 9.30am Family WorshipMonday, 9.30am Parents and Littlies, 10am-12pm Bible Study GroupsTuesday, 10am Art GroupWednesday, 7am Wednesday Walkers, 6.30pm Share and Prayer groupThursday, 9.30am Parents and LittliesFriday 5pm Youth GroupMinister: Rev ‘Oto Faiva. More information,call 63311306.

Bathurst Presbyterian9am service plus Kids for Christ program for infants and primary aged children.10.30am service plus Kids for Christ program, and a crèche.6pm. We are a relaxed gathering welcoming of all ages.More information, call Dave Whittingham, 0421 800 472.

Perthville Uniting Church Sunday, October 23

9.30amPreacher Mr Brian Cowan.More information, callMrs Betty Cowan 6331 9151.

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Word to the wise: don’t let our old sayings cark it

Posted on 20 April 2019 | Comments Off on Word to the wise: don’t let our old sayings cark it

I SAY: Having a Barry Crocker? Maybe you are just three sheets to the wind?With the emergence of every new generation and the exiting of every old one, many of our classic Australian sayings – household expressions of my youth – are vanishing.
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I would venture to guess that Australian teenagers of today and many of our young adults would have no idea of the meaning of sayings such as ‘up to pussy’s bow’or ‘three sheets to the wind’.

Not long ago, my sister-in-law was in a hardware store when a well-mannered young salesman asked if she was satisfied with her purchase.

“Bob’s your uncle,” she said, signifying that all was well and she was pleased the lad had asked.The puzzled boy replied: “No he’s not. He’s my father.”

My first assignment in English 1 at the University of Newcastle almost 50 years ago was to write an essay about whether there was a place in our society for Australian slang.My lecturer, Ray Cattell, gave me a high mark because I suggested that our language was forever changing and there should always be a place for all kinds of verbal expressions, whether they were regarded as slang or “Educated Southern English.”

I argued that even Australian slang could be appropriate in some situations. For example, a punter being jostled in a bookies’ ring at the races would hardly tell a tipster: “I say old chap, that horse you gave me didn’t run up to your expectations”.It would be much more appropriate and accepted more readily if he said: “That nag you put me onto was as slow as a wet week.”

If he was an Aussie barracker on the SCG hill watching an Ashes test match and seeing an English fieldsman drop a simple catch, he would hardly say: “Hard luck old boy. Better luck next time”.He would be much better understood and appreciated with the words: “Get a bag you Pommy mug.”

Words are continually moving in and out of our language and the moving feast has been accelerated even more with what I call the “new language of the thumbs” on Twitter.Twitter language such as “R.U.OK?” or “Great.2.C.U.” are already modern day communication fixtures.

Much of the language I am attempting to classify here is disappearing or has already gone from our slang lexicon. But old blokes like me don’t want to seeit lost forever. And, who knows, someone in the distant future might want to bring these sayings back, or at least record them for posterity.

My first category is the use of Proper Names in slang to express a feeling or point of view. Some examples and their meanings are:“Bob’s your uncle” (mentioned earlier), “I’m alright Jack” (don’t worry about me, usually said sarcastically), “A Joe Blake” (a snake), “the Joe Blakes”(the shakes), “aNoah’s ark “ (ashark), “Brahams and Liszt” (inebriated),“he had a Barry Crocker” (he had a shocker, a bad day) and “a smart Alec” (someone who thinks they know everything).

I’m sure there are many more you can add to that list.

The next classification could probably be called comments about THE HUMAN CONDITION:

“Up to Pussy’s Bow” (Can’t eat anymore),“Full as a goog (Full of food or booze),

“Tired as a drover’s dog” (Very weary), “Thirsty as a drover’s dog” (Very thirsty),

“Three sheets to the wind”( Approaching drunkenness),

“As drunk as a skunk ” (Very drunk),“I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” (I’m very surprised), “As smooth as silk” (A good talker or a flawless action), “Sharp as a mother-in-law’s tongue” (The talent of a bitter critic), “Bright as a button”(Highly intelligent),“In the pink” (Feeling healthy), “Eye like a hawk”( 20/20 vision),

“Nutty as a fruitcake” (Absolutely crazy), “Mad as a hatter” (Just as crazy),

“Mad as a march hare”( Fairly crazy)), “Had the sword” (About to expire), “Ready to Cark it” (Also near death), “Dead Ringer”(A lookalike), “Slept like a log” (slept soundly), “Smokes like a chimney” (Heavy smoker), “Slippery as a Eel” (Dubious character), “Quiet as a mouse” ( Very retiring), “Blows his own trumpet” (Skites), “Like a blow fly in a pickle bottle” ( Very agitated), “Bible Basher” (Devout person), “Didn’t come down in the last shower” ( Smarter than you think), “Down the gurgler” (Bankrupt), “Down the drain” (Business collapse),

“Down and out” (Destitute), “Up the creek without a paddle”( In big trouble), “Couldn’t lie straight in bed” (Unsavoury character), “Crooked as a Dog’s Hind Leg” (Someone with criminal tendencies),”Thick as two planks” (Lacking in intelligence), “Silly as a two bob watch (As Above), “Dumb as dog poo” (As above), “Fine and Dandy” (Happy and well), “Making Hay while the sun shines”(Having a good time while young enough to enjoy it), “Get down off your high horse”(Calm down and stop trying to act superior), “Doing a bunk” (Running away from a problem), “Learning the hard way” ( Learning from experience), “Playing possum” (Keeping quiet and out of the way), “Playing with fire” (Tempting fate in a dangerous situation), “Getting your fingers burnt” (Getting into trouble for doing the wrong thing), “Away with the fairies” (A dreamer who can’t concentrate), “More money than you can poke a stick at” (A rich person), “Loaded” ( Rich ), “Doh Ray Me” ( Money), “Stoney broke” ( No money), “Burning the midnight oil” ( Working late), “The early bird catches the worm” ( First in best served), “Nitwit and Ratbag” (A silly person) “A Crawler” ( Someone who seeks favour by falsely professing support and admiration), “Bold as Brass ( Very confident), “Smart as a Whip and Sharp as a Tack” (Intelligent), “As deep as the Ocean” (Introverted), “Like a rat up a rafter” (Describing a person fleeing at great pace), “A wigwam for a goose’s bridle” (anything ridiculous) “Like a cat on a hot tin roof”(Very jumpy and fearful), “Pull your head in” ( Stop being stupid), and “Cripes, Crikey and Gee Whiz” (Expressions of surprise and wonder).

What about SPORT? Here are a few oldies which fit into that category:

“A Bunny” ( Lower order and incompetent batsman in cricket), “Get a bag, couldn’t catch a cold and butterfingers” ( All sledges for a fieldsman who drops a catch in cricket), “Have a go”, ( a cricket barracker’s appeal to a slow, dour batsman), “Couldn’t beat time, slow as a wet week, couldn’t win if it started now and a donkey” ( all descriptions for a losing racehorse),

“A dead cert” ( A racehorse that is sure to win), “Swinging like a rusty gate and couldn’t hit a barn door” ( (Favourite sledges against batters at baseball or cricket ) and “Runs like a rabbit” ( A fast athlete).

And finally the WEATHER:

“The wind would blow the leg off an iron pot or a dog off a chain” (Gale force), “It’s raining cats and dogs” (Heavy rain) and “As hot as Hades” ( A scorcher).

Now it’s time I said farewell with “ Tat Ta and Toodle Loo.”

Vic Levi is a former journalist who lives in Lake Macquarie

Flashback FridayBallarat social snaps from October, 2009

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Flashback Friday | Ballarat social snaps from October, 2009 North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – Abby Papst, Kath Sharkie and Emma Jess.
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Jayco Herald Sun Tour – KIDS Foundation tent, Dawson Street Ballarat, during the bike tour. Kate O’Neill, Jen Hamilton-Browne and Bonnie Olsson..

North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – North Ballarat Rebels Josh Cowan, Chris Curran and Coaches Award Winner, Oliver Tate

North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – The North Ballarat Ladies Committee donated $6000 to the club; L-R; President Lorna Bromley, vice president Ann Russell and member Yvonne Bown.

North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – Peter, Stephen and Kate Clifton.

Ansonia Restaurant Opening Night – Tenille McLauchlan and Phoebe Coutts

Calisthenics Comp – South Street – Ocean Grove Calisthenics College, (Intermediates) in their march costume.

Marnie Newbound, 15, Ella Crabb, 15 and Zoe Karantzas, 16 from from the division three intermediate Calisthenic team, Highett Youth Club.

Seven-year-old Montanah McMillan – Forestry Fiesta at Creswick Market Square.

North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – Selkirk Roosters’ Reserves’ Best and Fairest – Hugh McDonald Memorial Trophy winner, Nick Peters.

Ansonia Restaurant Opening – Mechelle Bartholomeusz & Chris Browning

Ansonia Restaurant Opening – Courtney Carthy and Ben Green

The opening of the Dimension Homes Display Centre: Robyn Brooks and Sue Haase.

The opening of the Dimension Homes Display Centre: Andrew Nicol, Paul Speechley, and Lauren Coker.

The opening of the Dimension Homes Display Centre: Anthony Quinney, Michael Brooks, and Alisha Brooks.

The opening of the Dimension Homes Display Centre: Mark Wall, Kyle Haase, Daryl Haase, and Brad Skinner.

L-R Liz Pulham, Simone Norman, Louise Pearce – Heart Foundation’s “Walktober 2009 – Step Into A Healthier Life” around Lake Wendouree.

L-R Judith Torpy and Gwen Sculley – Heart Foundation’s “Walktober 2009 – Step Into A Healthier Life” around Lake Wendouree.

Ashley Creasey, Jake Blake 6 year old Rhylee Porter, Christina Van Oostveen – Forestry Fiesta at Creswick Market Square.

Heart Foundation’s “Walktober 2009 – Step Into A Healthier Life” around Lake Wendouree – stilt walker Jamie Gleeson from the Ballarat Community Circus leads the schoolchildren and adults including mayor Cr Judy Verlin and Roosters player Tristan Cartledge around the lake.

Landmark Ballarat and Skipton branch manager Adrian Smith, left, assists managing director Graeme Jacobs officially open the new store at Skipton.

Laura Mengler took part in our preview to op shopping for the Spring Racing Carnival.

Dr. Jaycen Cruickshank (director of emergency medicine) and Leo Ryan with the tokens donated in stores for the BHS Base hospital.

Yentrac principal Rob McCartney with the top-priced ram at stud’s annual on-property sale at Burrumbeet.

Mininera farmer Kevin Liston, left, chats with brothers John and Paddy Kavanagh of Skipton, at the opening of the new Landmark store at Skipton.

Retired agricultural consultant George Lines, who lives in Skipton, signs the visitors’ book at the opening of the new Skipton store watched by Landmark agronomist Lee Connor and managing director Graeme Jacobs.

Former Westfarmers/Landmark employee Joe Gale, left, with former Wesfarmers/Landmark Skipton manager for 24 years Mel Harrison, long-term client Di Notman, of Mt Widderin Merinos, and Landmark employee (merchandise and sales) Lochie Bullen.

Central Highlands Women’s Co-operative celebrated the organisations 21st birthday.At the event from left to right are president of the Board of Governance CHWC Cora Wierenga, lawyer and family mediator Penny Wright and WRISC Program manager Lynden Baxter.

Linda King and Aileen Sainty – McCallum Disability Services annual general meeting at McCallum Disability Services Headquarters.

L-R Cindy Hutchison and Angela Connor: [email protected] and City of Ballarat hosting a business forum breakfast at The Boatshed on Lake Wendouree.

Angus, Naomi Irvin from Mojo consulting, Luke, Khaya, Alex, Jack, middle left Tom, Rivah front left Leala and Saskia: Preview to Springfest market Sunday with children from the Ballarat community circus.

L-R Peter Sporton and Leonie Crosbie – [email protected] and City of Ballarat hosting a business forum breakfast at The Boatshed on Lake Wendouree.

L-R Frances Salenga and Paul Xerri – [email protected] and City of Ballarat hosting a business forum breakfast at The Boatshed on Lake Wendouree.

Khaya – Springfest market Sunday with children from the Ballarat community circus.

Phil Whitla dressed at Bendi the Bee, the mascot of Springfest at the offical launch of Springfets.

Alison and David Vowles, left, of Trawalla, with Montrose Hill stud principal George McKenzie, and the top ram.

McCallum Disability Services annual general meeting at McCallum Disability Services Headquarters – Joe Ballinger

Branxholme woolgrower Gabrielle McCorker, who bought the top ram at the Wurrook sale, with Elders Hamilton district wool manager, David Whyte, centre, and stud manager Paul Walton with the ram.

Elders stud stock sheep officer, southern region, Ross Dickinson, left, Elders Ballarat area sales manager, Sean Simpson, Arcadian wool brokers, wool valuer and sheep classer Richard Edgar, and Matthew McDonald, ex-Elders Kaniva livestock manager, now one of the territory sales managers in Ballarat, all spot bids as Elders stud stock manager and auctioneer, southern region, Michael Glasser, decides whose bid was in first.

Alex and Shirely Carter celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Lal Lal Estate.

Fizzy Thompson (10), Marlin McDonald (10) – Daylesford Primary School boys who won a Pasta Scause competition.

Robert Prydderch, Kaysha Seamons – Forestry Fiesta at Creswick Market Square.

Dean Hill, 5 year old Alesander Hill, 7 year old Cassandra Hill – Forestry Fiesta at Creswick Market Square.

10-year-old Brayden Crutchfield – Forestry Fiesta at Creswick Market Square

Elyse Pryse, 5, from the Hepburn Kinda on a Cuban drum jamming with Flower Press Music owner, David Humphries on a half-sized Valencia guitar like the one he donated to the kindergarten.

Deacon Kel Schofield, Grandmaster Kerry Gills, Barry Minster, Deacon – The centenary reconsecration at the Sebastopol Masonic Temple

Year 2 Pleasant Street P.S. student Tess Quillian sings with her classmates during the “Music Count Us In” event

Justin Watt and Robb Sawyer with their trophies and off-road vehicle.

Ekke Martini and Ian Andrew present a Lawn Bowls Radio Show on voice FM every Saturday morning.

Ballarat High School band “Lestrange” rehearse for the Springfest Rockesteddford.

Georgina Vagg – Five minutes with Ballarat regional multicultural council’s women’s officer.

Kelly Stork had her hair cut off to make wigs for people with cancer. Her mum was recently diagnosed with advanced stage four uterine cancer.

Preview to Frocks, Fillies and Food fund-raising event. L-R Rachel Kinscher (Visionary Events and Marketing Managing Director), Colleen Thompson (Founder, Support 4 Cancer), Lee Squire (Fernwood franchisee).

Redan football club presentation night at St Pats College – Kathryn Murphy and reserves coach Trudy Hawker

Redan football club presentation night at St Pats College – Rob and Chris Morley of the Bunch of Grapes Hotel.

Courtney Reeves: The mini-field of women for breast cancer research at Northern Oval.

Nicky Quinlan and Sheree Collins – Redan football club presentation night at St Pats College.

Sally Davis, centre, of Samui stud, Lake Bolac, shows Belinda Winter-Irving and Paul Mason, of Chatsworth, the line-up of young rams on display on Sunday as part of the Southern Merino Field Day.

Peter Rademaker, John Dixon Wendy Draayers – Y+Z=the connected [email protected] at the City of Ballarat Town Hall.

Noel Trengrove, Wallace Martin – Y+Z=the connected [email protected] at the City of Ballarat Town Hall

Michelle Anderson, Sarah -Kate Brusey, Nikita Guest – Y+Z=the connected [email protected] at the City of Ballarat Town Hall.

16 year old Cameron Hart, 14 year old Melissa Haase – Y+Z=the connected [email protected] at the City of Ballarat Town Hall.

Bruce Walton, left, of Wurrook stud, Rokewood, shows fellow sheepman Graeme Harvey, of The Poplars stud, Murgheboluc (near Inverleigh) some of the Wurrook rams on display at the Southern Merino Field Day.

Australian Wool Innovation media officer Marius Cumming, left, shows Pat Millear of Stud Park South stud, Willaura, a mercerised merino polar top.

Young farmer and shearer Finlay MacDonald completes a long blow as he shears at Glen Brothers shearing shed, Guildford.

Helen McKenzie, of Montrose Hill stud, Illabarook, left, shows accountant Russell Cheesman (Cheesman) and his wife Donna and children Jacob, three, and Alexander, two, through the ram shed on Sunday.

Robert Cameron and his mother Iris check out the line-up of rams at Sandy Jelbart’s Strathcona stud, Carngham.

Urquhart Park Primary School. Sam Mewett, Madeline Browney, Carla Cauchi – Ballarat Legacy hosting a morning tea for Ballarat School that participated in Legacy Week

St James: Ashlee Oppenhuis, Tyson Humphrey – Ballarat Legacy hosting a morning tea for Ballarat School that participated in Legacy Week

St Patricks College. Josheph Baxter, Adam Spencer, Patrick Cashin – Ballarat Legacy hosting a morning tea for Ballarat School that participated in Legacy Week.

Black Hill Primary School. Sarah Wynen, Jessica Rogers, Liam Procaccino, Rhett Ellis-Wallis. Ballarat Legacy hosting a morning tea for Ballarat School that participated in Legacy Week.

Ballarat Christian College. Emily Walker, Amy Reid, Sam McPherson, Nathanael Cotton. Ballarat Legacy hosting a morning tea for Ballarat School that participated in Legacy Week.

Meg Pryor.

Seven-year-old Nyajima Jock – Big Day In at the Canadian Lead Primary School.

11 year old Taylor Babby – Big Day In at the Canadian Lead Primary School.

11 year old Cassie Bower – Big Day In at the Canadian Lead Primary School

Recommendation to continue Growing Together Early Childhood Parenthood Programme which assists parents with learning difficulties manage the development of their children. L-R 3 of the people behind the project Dr Louise Hayes (UB), Pennie Mathieson (Growing Together Family Worker), Judy Ryan (Co-ord CAFS Early Childhood Parenting Centre).

Alanah Filewood.

Dalton Webb.

Dalton Webb.

Joanne Campbell, of Hillview beef shorthorn stud, Streatham, with 13-month-old Hillview Royal Mary who came first in her class at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Peter Conroy and his daughter Hannah, 15, with The Gambler Sir Bush Rat who was judged senior champion santa gertrudis bull at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Beverley Smith of Egerton highland cattle stud, Mt Egerton, stands beside Beth of Mayfield, a 34-month-old cow who was judged reserve senior champion highland female at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show, and her five-week old calf, Lachlan.

Peter Conroy and his daughter Hannah, 15, with The Gambler Sir Bush Rat who was judged senior champion santa gertrudis bull at the Royal Melbourne Show. The Conroys have The Gambler santa gertrudis stud at Snake Valley.

Preview to Ballarat Brides Wedding Exchange. L-R Rachel Kinscher (Visionary Events and Marketing Managing Director)Chris Browning (owner, Fashion Exchange)

Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Over from Adelaide – Team Savings and Loans rider, Tim Roe, with mum, Julie Roe and friend Phil Anderson.

My Favorite stuff – 2.5 years old Eva Roberts.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Juanita Stumbles, Graeme Parker, Jenny Whitehead and Graham Cadd relaxing after completing the same 150km ride that the tour is doing on Monday (from Ballarat to Trentham and back).

Jessica Clay, Brittney Tasker and David Kyle. Jayco Herald Sun Tour – KIDS Foundation tent, Dawson Street Ballarat, during the bike tour.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Chris Sutton (Garmin-Slipstream), Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia), Gene Bates (Drapac Porsche)

Swiss Italian Festa Hepburn Springs – Daylesford Circus Group’s Paddy Farrell (year nine at Daylesford Secondary College) kept the kids happy dressed as a clown and Morrighan Wratten (10, Grade five, Daylesford Primary School) spent the morning on stilts.

Celebrating 20 years of court network at Courthouse Ballarat – Jan Faulkner and Kerrin Boyd.

Celebrating 20 years of court network at Courthouse Ballarat – Pat Fisher, Lorraine Chambers, Lyn Zanker and Judy Verlin

North Ballarat Football Club Presentation Dinner – Gerard FitzGerald and Jan Brown with her son, Michael Searl.

Ansonia Restaurant Opening Night – Lisa Moncrieff and Jacqui Peake

Ansonia Restaurant – Mark O’Shea

Rebels’ Best and Fairest – Adam Goodes Trophy recipient Dean Gavin (right) with Sydney Swan, Adam Goodes.

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Archery: a hobby then an addiction

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Hobby to obsession: Archery can become addictive – try it at the Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre or get in touch with the team at Archery Addiction.
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A hobby turned into a passion, which has morphed into a thriving business:Archery Addiction.

Archery Addiction was started by Lloyd Jauja in 2006 after his children had taken up the sport and becameinvolved with the local club.

“I caught the archery bug,” he said.

“Archery Addiction is run from my home in Gunnedah,” Lloyd said. “I am a qualified Level 1 coachwith the Australian Bowhunters Association.

“We support the local archers and believe that archeryis a great sport for the whole family to enjoy.”

Archery Addiction has recently expanded and now carries a wider range of archery suppliesfor both the target and hunting archer, from the beginner to advanced and for the young andyoung at heart archer.

“We have a range of recurve, long and compound bows with brands including Cartel, Elite,Hoyt and PSE,” Lloyd said.

“When you purchase a bow from Archery Addiction it comes with free set up.

“With a wide range of bow accessories and arrows to suit, we have all your archery suppliescovered.”

For the hunter, Archery Addiction hasa variety of binoculars, range finders, broad heads,hunting packs, callers and camouflagegear.

Services include: lessons, stringmaking, arrow making, bow repairs and maintenance.For more information drop in Monday to Friday from10am to 5pm at 11 Linden Place, Gunnedah, or visit their website.

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Unleashing the ‘Monster’

Posted on 20 March 2019 | Comments Off on Unleashing the ‘Monster’

As brutally heavy as their music is, Graves guitarist ShaunO’Brien believes their songs aren’t justa soundtrack to mosh-pit carnage.
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STAYING HEAVY: Metallers Graves released their debut album on Friday, October 21, and will undertake a national tour later in 2016.

“It’s (new releaseMonster) a bit of a concept album lyrically, because it’s really relevant to our vocalist’s (Rhys Benn)mental health and upbringing,” theShellharbour Village residentsaid.

“It’s a really good vent for him…Because he suffers from schizophrenia,depression and bipolar.

“All his lyrics pretty much tell his story, about (topics like)finding out he had schizophrenia…So that’s pretty much what the whole album’s built off.”

The axeman believestheir material also served a vital purpose for fans.“He gets quite a few kids coming up to him at shows, saying,‘this song helps me out’, or‘I can relate to it quite a bit’.”

The extreme metal bandreleased debut albumMonsteronFriday viaMelbourne-based label Greyscale Records.

In recent months Graves haveopened for Byron Bay heavyweights Parkway Drive in Wollongong, and toured Australia with America’s Suicide Silence and Sydney’s Thy Art Is Murder.

Those highlights aside,since formingfive years ago the eight-string guitar-wielding outfithasnavigated some tricky waters at times.

Setbacks includedline-up changes, finding appropriatemanagementand“quite a bit of financial pressure and troubles, both personally and within the band”.

O’Brien, 24, said initiallyall five band members hailed from the Illawarra.

Nowadays, besidesUnanderra residentBenn, otherplayers are located in Nowra and Newcastle.

INTENSITY: Graves vocalist Rhys Benn. In recent months Graves have opened for Byron Bay heavyweights Parkway Drive in Wollongong. Picture: Jessy Holtfreter

“We had to push through quite a bit of stuff to get to this album, but we’re here now,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien described their sound as “a mixture of deathcore, metalcore, nu-metal and hardcore”.

“It’s definitely not for everyone. One of our new singleswas played on Triple-J daytime radio the other week, and we saw a couple of the messages that were sent in.Stuff like, ‘what is this music?’ It’s pretty funny, having to explain it to people.

“You just tell them you worship the devil or something like that,” he laughed.

The University of Wollongong student is eyeing a career as a high school history teacher. “I always want to be playing in a band though, whether it’s like in a hardcore or metal band, or a pub-rock band or something like that.

“I always love being involved in music in some way or another. It’s too fun not to be.”

Graves will undertake a national headliningtouralongsideTexancrew Kublai Khan.This will include a Licensed/All Agesshow at Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club on December4.

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