Restockers and processors jostle to secure lambsPhotosVideo

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Restockers and processors jostle to secure lambs | Photos | Video Vendor Geoff Wright of “Sunny Brae”, Sandigo sold these White Suffolk cross lambs for $165 at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Livestock agents, buyers and vendors at the rail during the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

The team from Landmark Wagga sell the lots at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Mick Martin of Landmark Narrandera is pictured with these first cross shorn lambs which made $155. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Joe Wilks and Bryan Maher of Elders Wagga take the bids at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

The team from Elders Wagga take the bids at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Buyers are at the rail during the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Aleasha Ruskin and Lyndy Peters of Elders Wagga are pictured at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Buyers, livestock agents and vendors are pictured at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Cousins Gary Chalker of Karuah catches up with Frank Chalker of Wantabadgery at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

Murray Higman and Tim Armstrong of CLAAS Harvest Centre, Wagga display the Arion 620C and CLAAS disco mower at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale. Picture: Nikki Reynolds

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Boost to economy

Posted on 22 July 2019 | Comments Off on Boost to economy

Ron Bishop with the New Holland pedal-powered tractor and trailer to be auctioned at Saturday night’s Trivia Night. Picture: Contributed Hundreds of cyclists will be welcomed to Cootamundra this weekend as part of the Coota Bike Festival.

The number of visitors to town provide aneconomic boost for local motels, eateries, market stall holders and charity organisations.

As well as all of the action on the road, a highlight of the weekend supporting Stockinbingal Public School, will be Saturday’s Trivia Night at the Cootamundra Ex Services Club.

The Trivia Night was dreamed up by thelate Dr Jim DellaVedova four years ago to entertain them manyvisitors staying in town during the festival.

Cootamundra’sRon Bishop and his daughter Linden Webber are now at the helm of the popular event and are inviting local residents as well as visitors to the evening, which kicks off at 7.30pm; entry is $10 per person.

A silent auction will be run in conjunction with the trivia fun and games with some great items up for grabs and all proceeds going back to the students.

Mr Bishop extends his thanks to the generous local businesses who contributed with a highlightof this year’s auction being dinner fortwo at Parliament House, Canberra as guests ofFederal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack.

There isalsoa pedal-powered miniatureNew Holland tractor and trailer,supplied by SEMCO Equipment Sales inSydney and fine NSWGovernment wine from the office of State Member for CootamundraKatrina Hodgkinson up for grabs, among other items.

The Trivia Night is just one attraction during a fun-filled weekend with a number of cycle event distances to be entered into tomorrow and a market day at Cootamundra Public School, from where all rides commence and conclude.

The Bike Festival is backed by the Rotary Club of Cootamundra with the original concept being to promote Cootamundra as a cycling destination.

The district could not look more picturesque with canola flowering.

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Pride of workmanship awards

Posted on 22 July 2019 | Comments Off on Pride of workmanship awards

Pride in their work: the 21 people who were awarded the Pride of Workmanship awards by the Rotary Club of Wauchope.People in Wauchope who take extra-special pride in their work have been rewarded.

The Wauchope Rotary Club held a very successful Pride of Workmanship Awards Dinner at the Wauchope RSL on Tuesday October 18.

70 people were at the presentation dinner, and most of the 21 award-winners had their employer as well as family and friends present, to recognise their efforts.

Special guest speaker was Tanya Simmons, Director of IT, Human Resources & Marketing atBennetts Steel in Wauchope.

Tanya spoke about the importance of customer service for business success and echoed a theme of the awards, “Do it once, do it well.”

And Tanya presented each nominee with their Pride of Workmanship certificate.

The awards recognise quality commitment in the workplace.

They aim to encourage and foster pride in work performance and in so doing, encourage a national pride in workmanship for the benefit of Australia.

The winners are people who, in their employers’ eyes, show a distinct quality in their approach, attitude and dedication to their job.

Pride of Wauchope: Rotary Club president, Kathryn Stephens with Tanya Simmons of Bennetts Steel and MC Will Jamieson at the Pride of Workmanship awards.

President of the Rotary Club of Wauchope Kathryn Stephens congratulated the nominees for taking pride in how they conduct their day-to-day work with a sense of responsibility to do a job well.

“It is because of this attitude that you are a great asset to our community. These awards are to thank you for all that you do, not only for your employer, but also the community in which you serve,” she added.

Each winnerreceived a certificatewith a citation prepared by their employer in support of the award.

Ellissa Nolan responded on behalf of the awardees, congratulating all on their nominations and recognition.

And she thanked the Wauchope Rotary Club fororganising theproject, which givesemployers the chanceto say a special thank you to valued employees.

The awardees were:

Jodie Alaban, Shop Assistant, Hastings Cooperative

Emma Andrews, Project Support Officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Julie Best, Teacher, Wauchope Public School

Julie Cook, Finance Officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Rebecca Corrigan, Management Accountant, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Sally Costigan, Compliance Manager, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Earl Emerson, Exec Manager Retail, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Kayley Hancock, Executive Assistant, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Katrina Holmes, Finance Officer, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Carol Leach, Store Manager, Hastings Cooperative

Matthew Lester, Home Loan Specialist, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Donna McHugh, Travel Consultant, Wauchope Travel

Michael Monkley, Storeman, Expressway Spares

Kelly Newell, Teacher, Wauchope Public School

Ellissa Nolan, Exec Manager Digital,Holiday Coast Credit Union

Jenny Pigram, Contract Cleaner, Jen’s Home Cleaning

Jenny Pursehouse, Travel Consultant, Wauchope Travel

Lee-A Rock, Teacher, Wauchope Public School

Karleen Ross, Company Secretary, Holiday Coast Credit Union

Maria Whittingham, Administration Officer, Lifeline Midcoast

Alison Zahn-Meyer, Legal Secretary, Priest Legal

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Plan to expand

Posted on 22 July 2019 | Comments Off on Plan to expand

“Ifwe put the best players we have available and see what we can do, Iwonder what we could do.”

That’s the question Griffith District Football Association (GDFA) secretaryAngelo Cirillo has posed to Griffith’s senior footballersas the GDFA looks at the potential of expanding the Riverina Rhinos model.

The GDFA held a forum on Wednesday night where members of thefootballing community had the chance to voice their views and opinions and the Riverina Rhinos was a hot topic.

“The consensus from the broader community–without having it cemented bya vote–is that the Rhinos platform that we’re discussing is a very, very good element for our game,” Cirillo said.

This year, the Rhinos fielded teams from under 13s to 16sbut in the future, there is the potential to field more age groups to set up a pathway for juniors to play at a higher level all the way through to seniors.

The plan is to field 13s, 14s, 16s, 18s, 20s and an all age men’s side.

The association is confident it can field sides in the20s and belowbut the senior team is where problems could occur.

“We have the junior bases butwe need an all age men’s team,” Cirillo said.

“Players in that demographic who say ‘what’s in it for me, I’mpast my prime’, wellyou’ve got an opportunity to play a higher level of football.That’s part one, challenge yourself if you’re still keen to have a crack.

“Part two is that you’re actually providing that pathway that we need from the rest of our players.

“Not first grade football today but these kids coming through in the next two, three, five years.

“That’s the sustainable platform that we want to be able to provide.”

Cirillo said the forum had achieved what it had set out to.

“Inrelation to the idea of a plan for football, that’s something that can literally not be picked up and put in place straight away,” he said.

“It’sa progressive channel that future association members can work towards developing.The document we prepared was nothing more than a foundation to open up that discussion.Ibelieve it’s delivered that because people are talking about football now,which is good.”

Cirillo saidhowever Griffith football moved forward, a sustainable and solid domestic construct was at the forefront of conversations.

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Beauty of Mount Barney gardens to be showcased

Posted on 22 July 2019 | Comments Off on Beauty of Mount Barney gardens to be showcased

Springtime: Mt Barney Lodge’s Nea Holland shows off some off the blooming gardens at Mt Barney Lodge that will be on show on November 12 and 13.SOME of the Scenic Rim’s most beautiful country gardens will be on full display when the inaugural Mt Barney Open Gardens Weekend is held next month.

With spring in full bloom, the owners of four picturesque Mount Barney properties have banded together to showcase the beautify of the region onNovember 12and 13.

Mt Barney Lodge, Wyuna Country Garden, Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, and the Agnoletto’s sculpture garden at Rathdowney will open their doors to visitors for the weekend.

Across the four destinations, guests will be able to tour cottage gardens andmature treescapes, vineyardsa creek re-vegetation project, ponds, terraces, garden beds and gardens incorporating old farming equipment.

At Desley and Pietro Agnoletto’s property almosta dozen large sculptures will be on display alongside a vertical garden and a full-size bocce court.

Guests will also be able to purchase homemades pizzas and gelato.

At Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, guests will be able to enjoy a plethora of birdlife and wine-tasting alongside scones, jam and cream.

Entry cost is $1 and all proceeds will be donated to charity or a local community project.

Children can enterfree.

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Fortuna ready for Tyers titans in season closer

Posted on 20 June 2019 | Comments Off on Fortuna ready for Tyers titans in season closer

Fortuna 60 have pulled off the upset win of the season after defeating Traralgon City 2-1 on Sunday to book a grand final date against Tyers Lightning in the Latrobe Valley Soccer League’s women’s division.

The Roosters were aiming to do the treble after winning the league and Browne Huiser Cup but were unable to overcome their less fancied opponents.

The game was abandoned after a City player received a serious leg injury in the second half when Fortuna was ahead 2-1.

On Tuesday the league issued a statement confirming the incident had been investigated and “the match deemed to have been completed with a 2 goal to 1 victory recorded in favour of Fortuna”.

Fortuna coach Greg Shankland said while was not “the best way” for the game to finish he was proud of his team’s achievement.

“They’ve worked hard and the team we played last weekend hadn’t been beaten before; they were the league title holders the Browne Huiser Cup winners,” Shankland said.

“It’s a big ask, but they made it – they’ve developed quickly and the club itself is really, really with the way they came along.

“It’s just down to working for each other, commitment and morale.”

Fortuna managed to finish fourth this year and progressed to the final of the Browne Huiser Cup, where they lost 5-0 to the Roosters.

Tyers finished second this year after long being the team to beat in the women’s competition.

Shankland said his team faced an uphill battle to overcome the Lightning and said he hoped his team learned from the experience.

“They’re a very astute side, very well organised but they’ve been playing together for years,” he said.

“But we’re learning and whatever happens on the day the club and myself will be very proud of the girls.”

Tyers defeated Monash SC 2-0 to make the final and club president Jennifer Pridgeon said the team was peaking at the right time.

“I went and watched he game on Sunday and they put together a good 90 minutes on the weekend and they’ll use that as motivation to put that on the pitch again this week,” Pridgeon said.

“I suppose they had a bit of a lull during the season when their coach went overseas, but they’ve used the couple of losses and not finishing on top as motivation to get them through to this grand final.”

She said having experienced players such as Abbey Taylor, Renee Vidler and goalkeeper Stephanie Pridgeon spread across the field would help ease the team in the grand final.

Despite that, Pridgeon said the Lightning would not underestimate their foes.

“They realise that with Fortuna beating City that they shouldn’t take them lightly,” she said.

“That’s the message that (coach) Katie (Goodman) will get through to them this week at training.”

The game kicks off at Morwell’s Crinigan Reserve, Crinigan Road at 3pm.

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Downsize to Mitre Street

Posted on 20 June 2019 | Comments Off on Downsize to Mitre Street

A CENTRALLY located, well-presented home is on offer for people looking to move on to the next phase of their lives.

Sitting high on Mitre Street, this four-bedroom home is set back from the road and completely shielded from view.

Appearances are deceptive here, as this home is much larger on the inside than the exterior of this property would suggest.

It offers a large open-plan living area, cleverly designed to appear as two separate living areas.

The spaces are separated by a cosy, modern kitchen.

The kitchen includes stone benchtops, a walk-in pantry, dishwasherand separate oven and stove top.

Three of the four bedrooms in this home feature built-in storage, including the master bedroom, which offers a generous walk-in-robe.

In addition to this, the master bedroom also offers a large ensuite with standing shower and a spa bath.

The design of the home isolates the master bedroom from most of the other bedrooms for a little added privacy.

This can be improved if the fourth, and smallest, bedroom is converted into a study, as the current owners have chosen to do.

The home also presents a main bathroom, with a three-way design,shower, bath, toilet,large vanity andtwo linen cupboards.

More storage is on offer in the laundry, which also provides another access to the rear yard.

One Agency Bestwick Real Estate’s Sheridan Bestwick said there are a number of benefits that come with this property.

These include its location, privacy, size andlow maintenance yard, making it suitable to variouskinds of owners.

“It would probably suit someone who is downsizing, maybe from a property outside of town,” Ms Bestwick said.

“It is such a rare find because it is so central and so big.”

In addition to all the features mentioned above, this property offers ducted heating, covered pergola,and double garage.

“There is really nothing that has to be done to it –just move in,” Ms Bestwick said.

This property is listedfor private sale, meaning interested partieswon’t need to compete against each otherfor it at an auction.

Anyone who would like to find out more about this property can contact One Agency Bestwick Real Estate on0423 380 182 or viewthe listing at苏州美甲培训oneagencybathurst苏州美甲培训419论坛.

There is also an open home scheduled for 11.30am on Saturday to give people an opportunity to walk through and get a feel for the property and its potential.

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Hills firefighters take  the stairs for motor neurone disease

Posted on 20 June 2019 | Comments Off on Hills firefighters take  the stairs for motor neurone disease

HITTING THE STAIRS: A team of Hills district firefighter will be climbing 98 floors in their full kit to raise awareness and funds for motor neurone disease. HILLS FIREFIGHTERS will be racing to the top of Sydney Tower Eye to help raise money to extinuguish motor neurone disease.

The fiveHills District NSW Rural Fire Service members will join hundreds of firefightersascending the 98 floor buildingwearing full firefighting kit.

Fire and Rescue NSW in partnership with Macquarie University have teamed up to organise themajor fundraising event called Fire Fighters Climb for Motor Neurone Disease.

Glenhaven Rural Fire Brigade firefighter Evan Lister, saw this as a great opportunity to participate in a worthwhile cause as he sees it as a great challenge and a good way to bring up our fitness levels and also to increase awareness of this insidious disease by doing something out of the ordinary.

“This will also serve as a test of endurance for our fire fighters as they prepare for the coming bushfire season,” Mr Lister said.

“It will be a gruelling challenge, however it is nothing in comparison to the challenge patients with MND face every day.”

Mr Lister will lead the team of five firefighters from the Hillswhichincludes fellow brigade member Zac Young,Matt Tregear and Kane Chamberlain from Rouse Hill brigade and Nick Taylor from Maroota South brigade.

Superintendent John Hojel commended the team taking on the 98 storey challenge.

“It is great to see our volunteer members continue supporting the community through a variety ofavenues,”Superintendent Hojel said.

“Every dollar raised will directly support vital MND research at the Macquarie University MND Research Centre.”

This year, the Fire Fighters Climb for MND invites firefighters from all fire services, both within Australia and internationally, to take part in this incredible fundraising event.

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A life-saving act of kindess

Posted on 20 June 2019 | Comments Off on A life-saving act of kindess

UNEXPECTED GIFT: Ken Miller, 77, of Bidwill was surprised with a 10 litre water container after his street’s water supply was shut down on the eve of an important medical procedure. Picture: Simon BennettKEN Miller isunfortunate enough to have been diagnosed with bowelcancer –not once, but twice.

It seems fortune was on his side this time after an act of kindness that may have saved his life.

Last week the 77-year-old wason edge about his yearly colonoscopy.

However, Mr Miller was almost forced to miss his scheduled appointment at Mount Druitt Hospital after his street’s water supply was unexpectedly turned off on the eve of the check up.

Unable to take the critical 9pm preparation drink that flushes out his body, the Bidwill residentthought he would have to cancel his appointment.

He waited until midnight but with no water supply and all of the grocery stores closed, he was in a state of panic.

“Iwould have had to make all the arrangements again, new referrals –everything,” he said.

“It probably would have taken another two or three months [to schedule a new appointment].”

The life member of Mount Druitt Senior Citizens Club rushed down the street to ask Sydney Water employees when his water would be turned back on.

“They said there had been an emergency and it wouldn’t come back on until the next day. I told them, ‘I need water to take my preparation’.”

The workers gave Mr Miller three small bottles of water out of their truck, but he said it wasn’t enough.

“Later a chap from the water board came to my door with a 10 litre container of water. I was not expecting anything like that,” he said.

“He told me he had a friend who had been in a similar situation.It was such anice gesture and I couldn’t thank him enough.”

Dr Richard Hanney, a specialist at Mount Druitt Hospital, said the act of goodwill could have been a life-saver.

“We found a small tumour that had not yet become cancerous,” he said. “Had we rescheduled the appointment, it might have been too late by the next time we saw him.

“We can’t proceed with a colonoscopy without our patients following the proper preparation procedures.”

Mr Miller, whose mother passed from bowel cancer aged 51, was first diagnosed with the disease in1986 and relapsed in 2006.

“Iinherited a bad gene,” he said.

“I had my first one removed on October 161986. The doctors told me I was very lucky [to survive].Nearly 20 years to the day I was diagnosed again.”

Mr Miller said his four children have been scanned for the cancer gene and urged others to do the same.

“I never dreamtof gettingbowel cancer. Now I never miss a check up.”

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Orions to face new-look Mountaineers

Posted on 20 June 2019 | Comments Off on Orions to face new-look Mountaineers

Sheffield will unveil three new recruits as it seeks to show the rest of the clubs that they have improved when the second round of the Greater Northern Cup is played on Saturday.

The Mountaineers travel to Devonport to take on their big city rivals in a game that always seems to contain some spice, no matter what the ladder positions are

Adding to the occasion will be debut of former Orions wicketkeeper Richard Cowlard for the visitors, while Mersey Valley recruits Curt Woolley and Denzil DeVries also get their first chance to impress.

Captain Gary Miles is also a welcome return for the Mountaineers after injury saw him spend plenty of time on the sidelines last year.

Comeback: Sheffield captain Gary Miles returns to the Mountaineers line-up for the game against Devonport after missing most of last season.

While Sheffield play its first game for the year, Devonport are coming off an impressive 109-run win over South Launceston last week.

They have made just the one change, with batsman Bruce Will set to miss a few weeks after a knee operation.

His spot has been taken by another run maker inBrent Mullett, who will alsotake up his customary spot behind the stumps.

After a disappointing outing at home in the opening round, Wynyard will be looking for redemption when it hosts Latrobe.

Kade Bellinger will make his debut for the Bluesand will also take over captaincy duties.

He is theonly change to side andreplaces veteran Brett Lee, who returns to the second grade side.

The Demons put together a strong performance last week to topple Riverside in round one, and predictably have named an unchanged team after getting solid contributions from every player.

The two grand finalists from last season, Ulverstone and Burnie clash at UCI Oval, and come into the game with differing form lines.

Led by a swashbuckling maiden century to Darren Banham, the Black Caps made a handy total against Launceston before keeping things tight with the ball to run out comfortable 59-run winners.

Selectors have been forced to make one change, with Steven Murfet replacing the unavailable Sam Murfitt.

The Hurricanes were barely in the hunt against Westbury as they attempted to chase down 231 last week, but have shown faith in the batting group for Saturday.

The only change is in the bowling stocks, withyoung paceman Emmitt Watkins returning from a knee reconstruction that saw him miss all of last season, and Shaun Redman going out.

After rain washed out the opening round of the second grade season last Sunday, players will hope to get away this Sunday when Devonport and Wynyard host Twenty20 gala days from 10.00am. The Orions are joined by Ulverstone and Latrobe, while the Blues entertain Sheffield and Burnie.

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