Ararat Rats ready for Wimmera elimination clash

Ararat forward Tyler Cronin kicked a game high three goals last weekend against Stawell and will be important to the Rats’ fortunes in Sunday’s elimination final.THE Ararat Rats will compete in Sunday’s do or die clash at Horsham City Oval against the team which helped them qualify for their first Wimmera Football League finals’ series in four years.
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Minyip/Murtoa’s win over reigning premier Dimboola in the final round of the home and away season opened the door to the top five for the Rats and they completed the final piece of the puzzle with a hard fought 10-point victory over rival Stawell.

Joint-coach David Hosking said after 16 rounds of highs and low it is a relief to be featuring in week one of the finals.

“We left it to the absolute last moment and had to rely on other results just to get there, so yes relief is a good word,” he said.

“Given the club has had a lean spell in the last couple of years it is good to make the finals and it is an achievement, but at the end of the day there is no point being there to just make up the numbers.”

That ‘lean spell’ of finals’ appearances stretches back more than 10 years, with only skipper Alan Batchelor and Jake Williamson the remaining senior players of the team that lost the 2010 elimination match.

When it comes to senior finals’ campaigns the Rats have been part of the September action on just three occasions over the past decade 2006, 2008 and 2010 for a return of zero wins, five losses.

To notch up a victory you have to flick back through the record books to the first semi-final of season 2003, where the side smashed Horsham United before falling short of a grand final berth the following week by just two points to arch rival Stawell.

“It is time we improved that record,” Hosking said.

“That is pretty poor when you consider that we are a club from the second biggest town in the league, to have that as our recent finals’ record, is not good enough in anyone’s eyes.”

With only a handful of players in Ararat’s line-up experiencing senior finals football, Hosking said those players will need to lead the way.

However, he is also adamant that the only way his team will defeat the Burras is with 21 contributors.

“The obvious ones are the players that have done it before, the likes of Cosson, Mendes, Batchelor, Williamson and Searle — they know what is required,” he said.

“They are players that I guess have a bit of an X-factor. They also have this type of experience and know what needs to be done.

“What I’d also add to that is that we have some blokes who I reckon have got a real ability to have a major impact in games like this too. Guys like Liam Cavanagh and Brady Miller can perform in big games.”

Burras’ leading scorer Clinton Midgely is coming off the back of an eight goal haul last weekend against Dimboola, however in round 11 Miller held the full forward to just one major.

Hosking believes this match-up will be one of the most important to Ararat’s fortunes on Sunday.

“Anyone who can kick eight goals in a game is obviously pretty dangerous, so if Brady can keep him quiet it is going to go a long way to winning us the game,” he said.

“What it is also going to come down to is how well they restrict our delivery into the forwards and how well we restrict their ability to deliver it into their forwards.

“Whichever team has a midfield that is able and prepared to work hard defensively will have the advantage.”

Ararat and Minyip/Murtoa share one win each for the two previous encounters this season.

The Rats claimed the first scalp in round four with a 19-point win, before the Burras turned the tables seven rounds later with a 58-point victory.

Missing from the round 11 clash was Cavanagh and Beau Cosson to VicCountry duties, while injury/illness struck Mick Fratin and Batchelor early in the contest.

Three out of those four players are fit and firing for Sunday’s match.

“I’m not sure the result would have been different in the second game, but it certainly would have been closer if we had have had all those guys available,” Hosking said.

“I take some comfort from the fact that I know we can beat them, we have done that this season and you hang your hat on that a little bit. We were certainly minus a few key players in the second encounter, so that didn’t help our cause, but we didn’t help it either by kicking ourselves out of the match early with six behinds.”

Hosking said he and Andrew Louder have spent this week drumming into their players the need for intensity from the opening bounce.

If the Rats can replicate their early season form and produce a four quarter effort there is no reason the side can’t progress into week two of the finals.

“Expect the same, but at a higher intensity — that is the point we have made to them during the week, that the basics remain the same,” Hosking said.

“To win in finals you have to be at your best for longer.

“They have just got to go out there and play footy the way Andrew and I know they can.

“They’ve got to be true to themselves, that’s it. Don’t try to be anything you’re not.”

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$971k facelift for Capalaba College

CAPALABA State College will undergo a major spruce up after receiving $971,407 from the state government for school maintenance projects.
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Capalaba MP Steve Davies says Capalaba State College will receive $971,000 for repairs and maintenance programs.

It was the largest one-off allocation under the final round of the three-year School Maintenance Backlog grants scheme.

In the first round, the school received $160,000 and $390,000 in the second round.

The total for all Capalaba electorate schools this round is about $1.6million.

Capalaba MP Steve Davies said the money would be used to give the school a much-needed facelift and denied it was pork-barrelling in the lead up to next year’s state election.

He said the college was earmarked for increases to maintenance funding before the 2012 election.

“Of the final $100million under this program, Capalaba State College received nearly $1million – so it’s a great outcome for the school which desperately needed repair work,” he said.

The college will use the money to fix broken doors, windows, drains, downpipes,paint rooms, and make the school safer.

The Newman Government allocated $300million to the school maintenance program when it took office in 2012 and so far $200million has been spent.

Alexandra Hills State High School will get $294,409, Alexandra Hills State School $52,376, Birkdale South State School: $52514; Birkdale State School: $51,405; Coolnwynpin State School: $51,238; Hilliards State School: $53585 and Vienna Woods State School: $48,770.

In the electorate of Redlands, seven schools will share in $591,454 to repair footpaths, replace carpet and repaint.

Victoria Point State High School received $243,400, the largest slice of the funding.

Redlands MP Peter Dowling said the money allowed schools to use local tradespeople to carry out the maintenance.

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Students’ art then, now and beyond

Aris Ioannou-Marsh and other students from Elonera Montessori High School will show works in the Then, Now, Beyond exhibition. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN Young artist Aris Ioannou-Marsh has learned a lot about art in the last two years.
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The fruits of the year 12 student’s labour will be clear to see in Then, Now, Beyond – a student exhibition at Red Point Gallery in Port Kembla, showcasing work from Elonera Montessori High School.

A candidate for the visual arts course in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Ioannou-Marsh is required to curate an exhibition of artwork produced in his senior years which allows him to experience the processes of art-making, exhibiting and to become actively involved in the art world.

This led to Then, Now, Beyond – which opens on Friday, August 29, from 6.30pm at Red Point’s premises at 100 Wentworth Street, Port Kembla, and runs until September 5.

Ioannou-Marsh’s work on display includes watercolours, photography and video.

“I have really enjoyed the process of creating a large body of work over the past two years, which explores themes concerning the self and sense of place,” he said.

“Working freely with these themes has allowed me to experiment with various techniques and materials and create a multi-dimensional and multi-thematic collection of works.”

Selected works from other high school students will be exhibited along with exceptional works by year 11 visual art students Miles Myjavec and Marianne Gillespie.

The students have been working under the instruction of Sharon Loney and Kathryn Orton.

Art teacher Ms Orton said the school in Mount Ousley was tremendously proud of this inaugural event.

“The range of processes on display in the exhibition include drawing, collage, papier mache, mixed media, digital arts and multi-media films show the students’ inventive explorations into art making and self-expression. Everyone is welcome to come and see this exciting, creative beginning,” she said.

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Esperance letters: Wind farm lifespan questioned

I READ with a deal of despair the announcement by Synergythat they intend to close the wind power farm at Esperance, after a mere 20 years service providing sustainable energy to the community.
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Which begs the analysis:Is the system worn out, or not the money-earner that Synergy envisaged?

The Irish Sea has copious numbers of wind power generators supplying to Ireland’s mainland as do the Danish in their surrounding oceans. Wind generators sunk into the ocean floor like pylons for an oil/gas rig.

Not with a piffling 20 year life span on dry land but in place forever save standard replacement parts.

Subsequently the Esperance life span is looking decidedly shaky on several fronts, for example if Western Power only ever meant the wind farms to last 20 years – why?

Why was a sustainable long term power supply system given such a short lease of life when wind farms all over the world are in a system that goes on for decades, the list is endless.

It would appear sustainability has been shuttled off to play with the fairies at the bottom of the garden!

John Bain

South Bunbury

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Brakes on bull bar blitz

THE NSW government has announced a two-year period of exemption for motorists who have been issued with defect notices or have concerns about the legality of their bull bar.
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Following a recent blitz by NSW Police in the New England and Western regions and the resulting anger from many bull bar owners, Roads Minister Duncan Gay directed the NSW Vehicle Standards Working Group to conduct a detailed examination of rules for bull bars last Friday.

On Tuesday, a Ministerial Order was issued, which allows concerned owners to drive their vehicle for the two-year period, allowing time for anyone who is unsure about their bull bar compliance to have an inspection through Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

“In recent weeks it’s become obvious five-post bull bars get entangled in Australian Design Rules for vehicle frontal protection systems,” Minister Gay said.

The current NSW-only rules were enacted in January, 2003.

“I have genuine concerns that people have purchased bull bars in good faith and are now subject to a police compliance campaign,” Minister Gay said.

A local property owner, who didn’t wish to be named, said the situation is “disappointing” but at least the Minister has taken action.

“The whole original situation coming to light via police booking people and not an actual campaign by Roads and Maritime Services is disappointing,” she said.

“Most of the information has come from social media, with other disappointed people posting and reporting information regarding defects on five-post bull bars.

“As an owner of a five-post bull bar why should the fault be on me? I purchased the bar with our new vehicle, which was fitted and passed for rego before I had the keys.

“If the bull bars haven’t been compliant since 2003 why are they still manufactured and passed for rego?

“I’m guessing it will be expensive to fix if we have to remove it and replace with another type of bull bar.”

The concerned landholder said safety was her biggest concern when purchasing the bull bar and it has been well “worth the money”.

“My husband was heading to work early in the morning and hit a large buck kangaroo, without such a well made bull bar, our utility would have been a write-off,” she said.

“When we were looking to purchase the bar we wanted something to protect our new vehicle and us.”

Any owners who are unsure or who have already received a defect notice for a bull bar they believe should be exempt, should then have their vehicle inspected at an RMS Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station.

The relevant agencies have been made aware of the Ministerial Order and will work to address outstanding infringement notices.

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Queanbeyan Yowies to start women’s state league finals campaign

Queanbeyan Yowies women’s state league assistant coach Emma Anderson.THE Queanbeyan Yowies women’s side will aim to make their first ever NSW State League grand final when they take on the Newcastle Hunters in semi-final action at the Maitland Federation Centre on Saturday.
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They played their best season since 2011 in finishing second on the ladder and suffering just two losses, and assistant coach Emma Anderson believes her side is in the best position it has been to win a maiden title.

It will be a must-win game, and Anderson said her women were confident, despite losing to Newcastle a fortnight ago, but inflicting minor premiers Coffs Harbour’s first loss in two years.

“We’ve always bombed out at the semi-final stage, so this year is the chance to win the first game and make it to the grand final,” she said.

Besides Tegan Kettles, who has moved to the USA on a college basketball scholarship, the Yowies will be at full strength.

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Feels like home …. Oak LeaPhotos

Feels like home …. Oak Lea | Photos FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.
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FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

MOVING ON: Lifeline Central West CEO Alex Ferguson is selling Oak Lea, a 113-hectare property south of Bathurst that he has called home for the past 12 years.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

FOR SALE: Prime grazing land, graceful homestead and lovely views.

TweetFacebookAs part of our Feels Like Home property feature we’ll be taking a look inside some of the city’s premier properties and talking to the families who live there.

A RARE chance to secure prime grazing land at The Lagoon has come up, but the present owner won’t be going far.

Lifeline Central West chief Alex Ferguson and wife Ceilia have purchased the property next door and are selling to make the move.

Bathurst Real Estate’s Julian Stambe has listed Oak Lea at Tannis Mount, 2044 Lagoon Road, for offers over $990,000.

It’s a 113-hectare (281-acre) parcel and comes with a three-bedroom, two-bathroom and double garage homestead, as well as a machinery shed which even has its very own granny flat. There’s also a large hay shed, stables, chook pen and large cattle yards.

Just a 20-minute drive for Bathurst, Oak Lea presently runs cattle, and all 11 paddocks are superbly fenced with the 13 dams effectively drought-proofing the property.

Mr Ferguson said he purchased Oak Lea 12 years ago after looking around for more than six months for something suitable.

“We were after 30 acres with a home that needed renovating and established garden,” he said. “But we got 280 acres, a new home and no garden.

“I started with a bulldozer and put the dam in front of the house, which is spring fed and was able to capture the best views in the region.

“We’ve never been short of water, even in the worst of droughts. The house has a 25,000 gallon drinking water tank.

“A lot of our time is spent living on the balconies, but we love the garden and our orchard has 70 fruit trees planted with just about everything known to man.”

Mr Ferguson said the property would be suited to anyone heading towards retirement or looking for a weekender.

“All the hard work has been done and the house is very solid,” he said. “I just love this part of the world and it’s so close to town, 17 minutes to be exact. But it’s not as though we are leaving, we’re only moving next door.”

Mr Stambe said he believes The Lagoon area is “underrated … big time”.

“The price point is fantastic because a property like this just down the road at O’Connell would be listed at $1.5 million. You really have to see what it’s like out there to realise the potential the area has,” he said.

Julian says the main bedroom at Oak Lea has a walk-in robe and en suite, with other bedrooms being double in size.

“The kitchen has all the electric appliances you could ever want, with a near new wood heater to warm the house for the colder months,” he said.

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Liberal Party backs Josh Morris for Western Victoria

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THE Liberal Party has chosen Josh Morris to be the new Liberal candidate for the Western Victoria Region.

The Party’s Administrative Committee endorsed the 31-year-old on Monday from a field of 12 candidates.

Mr Morris is currently the Mayor of the City of Ballarat, the youngest person to ever hold that position.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen as the new Liberal Party candidate for the Upper House seat of Western Victoria,” Mr Morris said.

“As a husband and father of four children, I understand the challenges facing families, balancing the household budget and wanting the very best in community in which to raise your children.

“As part of Denis Napthine’s team I will be working hard to represent the views of the many communities across the Western Victoria Region.

“In the lead up to the November election, I will be reminding people that only the Napthine Government is delivering for all Victorians, particularly those in rural and regional areas.”

Having been pre selected Mr Morris will need to broaden his scope and interest beyond Ballarat to take in towns including Ararat and Stawell.

He has confirmed he will step down as Mayor of the City of Ballarat to become the Liberal Party’s candidate.

Mr Morris, who was elected to City of Ballarat in 2012, said he has had the privilege of working with an incredibly passionate and driven group of councillors during that time.

“As a group we have achieved great things for the local communities where we live and raise our families,” he said.

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Full steam ahead for train visit

Tickets are selling out fast for a trip on an age-old steam train that will roll into Gunnedah tomorrow.
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The locomotive 3642 will leave Werris Creek at 8.20am and travel through Breeza, Curlewis, Gunnedah, Boggabri and Narrabri, before turning around for the return trip.

There are limited seats left on the Werris Creek to Narrabri route, apart from the section between Boggabri and Narrabri which has already sold out.

The train will arrive in Gunnedah at 9.43am.

There is plenty of availability on the return leg from Narrabri to Werris Creek.

“The response has been overwhelming,” Transport Heritage NSW spokesperson David Bennett said.

“Clearly there’s an appetite for transport heritage in regional NSW.

“This is just spurring our belief we need to do more of these events around NSW.”

If you miss out on a train ride around Gunnedah, there is the opportunity for shorter trips between Tamworth and Kootingal on the weekend.

The steam train will operate four round trips, taking an hour each on Saturday and Sunday.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson will flag off the first train at the Tamworth station at 11.15am on Saturday.

The 3642 locomotive was used from the 1920s to 1969 to transport passengers between Newcastle and Sydney.

The North West journey will allow passengers to step into the world of steam train travel and enjoy the ride in age-old carriages that were handcrafted in an era long gone.

The train journey is part of an initiative of Transport Heritage NSW – a not-for-profit, member-based organisation incorporating the activities of the former NSW Rail Transport Museum (NSWRTM), Trainworks Ltd and the Office of Rail Heritage with responsibilities for transport heritage in NSW, supported by the NSW government.

Given the success of the ticket sales in the North West, Transport Heritage NSW is planning more events for regional areas next year.

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MY LIFE CHANGE: Keeping stress levels under control is critical

IT’S hard to avoid anxiety and stress in the modern lifestyle.
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It’s the levels that can be a problem. A small amount of stress is good for most people. It keeps us alert, involved in life and provides some challenges. Life with no stress would soon become boring.

The problem for most of us is how to handle stress so that we can benefit from the challenges without having it overwhelm us. We are all aware of the dangers of too much stress or anxiety – it’s bad for both our mental and physical health.

The good news is that there are a number of techniques that we can use to help us control our stress levels, so that we can enjoy the excitement and challenges without being overcome by the pressure. Here are a few simple techniques that most of us can use.

(1) Be aware if you’re stressed;

And be prepared to do something about it. Just ignoring it is a really bad idea.

(2) Mix with positive people;

Think about your circle of friends. Do they encourage a positive outlook or do they bring out the worst in you. If it’s the latter, perhaps you should spend more of your time with people who inspire your good qualities.

(3) Be optimistic;

We are living in one of the best places in the world and we have lots to be thankful for. Instead of focussing on what’s wrong with you and everyone else, think about all the good things going on around us. It’s about developing a positive outlook.

(4) Turn off the TV;

While it’s important to be informed about local and world events, if we are constantly bombarded with stories of violence, conflict and bad behaviour, it takes a toll on our nervous system. Long hours in front of the TV generally means little time for exercise or mental stimulation. We need both.

(5) Write it down;

Identifying what makes you anxious and then writing it down can help you control those negative inner voices. Unhelpful thinking patterns are habits and habits can be changed, if we work at it. By writing down your negative thoughts which cause anxiety, you can look at them rationally and decide that they shouldn’t be causing you all this angst. Remember you can change your unhelpful thinking patterns.

(5) Develop the habit of relaxing;

Find ways to take time out and relax. It could be long walks, regular exercise, good books, yoga classes or get into the habit of meditating. Whatever works for you. Do it as a regular part of your routine.

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The week that was in the central westPhotos

The week that was in the central west | Photos PARKES: There was plenty of fun to be had at this week’s Parkes Show.
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ORANGE: It took almost three years of community lobbying, but intervention from Roads Minister Duncan Gay has led to a speed reduction on The Escort Way.

CANOWINDRA: Children and staff at Canowindra Preschool celebrated Book Week by dressing up as their favourite characters every day last week.

ORANGE: Spring Terrace Public School students celebrated Environment Week on Wednesday with the knowledge their spring vegetables will have an extra helping hand this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

FORBES: The 2012 Western Districts Exhibit, winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Sydney Royal Easter Show now has a permanent home on the wall of the Spotlight building.

ORANGE: Willa and Shaun Arantz catch up with Sydney Weekender’s Bec and Jason Stevens. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.0806racine6

COWRA: While growing corn is “good for the soul”, Cowra district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.

ORANGE: Andrew Lennard says he has had enough of burnt-out vehicles being left in suburban streets for weeks, only to have them leave a black mark on the road when they’re towed. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0821sgbowen1

BLAYNEY: Millthorpe family day care educator Helen Ewin has topped the class for providing quality early childhood education, having been named the regional winner in the 2014 excellence in family day care awards.

ORANGE: Python handler Maggie Morris, Mackenzie Schmich, ISHKA store manager Ivana Jovanovic and Andi Ferrito at ISHKA’s grand opening on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0823iska2

GRENFELL: Former Grenfell resident Wayne Heathcote with his daughter Sarah (a ride volunteer) and the Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the Pollie Pedal Ride last year.

PARKES: Nicole Tolhurst has continued a family tradition by being named Miss Parkes Showgirl.

ORANGE: THE Orange Civic Theatre was a flurry of colour, curled hair and tiny shoes on Sunday for the first day of the City of Orange Eisteddfod’s dance sections. Abe Hutchings and Summer Furner enjoyed their afternoon dancing as circus performers at the City of Orange Eisteddfod yesterday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH. 0824sheis1

COWRA: With a packed room and laughter all round, the official launch of the ‘Driving Miss Jacy’ appeal has been described as a resounding success, raising more than $6000.

FORBES: A former Forbes son has been awarded a bravery medal for saving two children from a burning house.

BATHURST: Bathurst Lions Club members David Morris, Graham Webster, Marilyn Warren, Member for Calare John Cobb, Val Kelly, Peter Johnson, Barbara Andrews, Sylvia Morris and Ian Warren at the handover of the new set of flags at Berry Park. 082114plions

DUBBO: Save Playmates Cottage subcommittee chairwoman Virginia Morley and Dubbo City Councillor Ben Shields at the childcare centre yesterday after Dubbo City Council voted to make urgent representations to the state government about the centre’s future. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: The Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale kicked off in Dubbo on Tuesday. Pictured is show judge, Rod Kent from Kurrajong Park Merino Stud, Delungra, NSW with Shaun Kopp from Towalba Stud, Peak Hill, NSW. Photo: TAYLOR JURD

DUBBO: The Red Cross held their annual Big Cake Bake at Dubbo to raise funds for the organisation. Pictured is Tina Herning-Anforth, Karsha Lane and Julie Warren with some of the cakes and muffins for sale.Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job. Probationary Constable Greg Lynch, Acting Sergeant Daniel Tagg and Probationary Constable Shane Allen outside Dubbo Police Station. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

OBERON: Oberon Public School students celebrating Children’s Book Week.

BATHURST: Five men performing landscaping duties in Learmonth Park, along the Great Western Highway, yesterday were left shaken after a dramatic three-vehicle accident occurred just metres from them.

BATHURST: It seems nostalgia for rail travel is alive and well after a large crowd turned out at Bathurst Railway Station on Sunday morning to ride the rails on a rare vintage 1920 diesel rail motor.

BATHURST: Local squash devotee David Fuller at Panthers Bathurst yesterday thrilled at the thought of the all-glass court, which will take centre stage in coming weeks for the Australian Masters tournament.

BATHURST: Pat Cox and Juanita Morcom busily prepare serves of steak diane in Bathurst’s Meals on Wheels kitchen yesterday. Meals from the Bathurst kitchen are distributed across the Central West. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK

BATHURST: Pet owners celebrated World Dog Day this week. This photos was submitted by Steven Paterson.

BATHURST: The 69th Bathurst Eisteddfod started this week. Hundreds of students will take to the stage over the next three weeks.

BREWARRINA: Emergency services were called to a fire that destroyed two buildings in Brewarrina on Sunday night. Photo KATHERINE MATTS.

COBAR: The town of Cobar stopped to celebrate and commemorate firefighter Daniel Howard, a man described as a local hero. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: Lachlan Farr St Pius X Primary School kindergarten student displaying the affects of pollution on the Macquarie River with Dubbo City Council stormwater education officer Karen Hagan. Photo LOUISE DONGES.

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job.

MUDGEE: Country star Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers packed Parklands Resort on Friday night.

MUDGEE: Delegates from some of the state’s 110 Mobile Children’s Services are in Mudgee this week to attend the Mobile Children’s Service Association of NSW conference.

MUDGEE: Mudgee Running Festival participant Ray James talks to master of ceremonies Robbie Palmer after completing his 189th marathon on Sunday. PHOTO DARREN SNYDER

MUDGEE: Sally Nott buying goods from Jan Robson and Jean Kelly at the Daffodil Day stall.

MUDGEE: Stepping Out in Mudgee presented its first concert last Sunday, with hit songs, mash-ups, acting and dancing from Mudgee’s young talents.

OBERON: Charges have been laid against an elderly man who allegedly tried to take control of an aircraft near Oberon on Monday.

WELLINGTON: Wellington Christian School students and staff held a day of prayer for Iraq. Students and staff gathered coins to form a coin trail in the shape of the Arabic letter at the beginning of the word Nazarene, the term for Christians in Iraq.

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The week that was in the central west | Photos PARKES: There was plenty of fun to be had at this week’s Parkes Show.
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ORANGE: It took almost three years of community lobbying, but intervention from Roads Minister Duncan Gay has led to a speed reduction on The Escort Way.

CANOWINDRA: Children and staff at Canowindra Preschool celebrated Book Week by dressing up as their favourite characters every day last week.

ORANGE: Spring Terrace Public School students celebrated Environment Week on Wednesday with the knowledge their spring vegetables will have an extra helping hand this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

FORBES: The 2012 Western Districts Exhibit, winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Sydney Royal Easter Show now has a permanent home on the wall of the Spotlight building.

ORANGE: Willa and Shaun Arantz catch up with Sydney Weekender’s Bec and Jason Stevens. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.0806racine6

COWRA: While growing corn is “good for the soul”, Cowra district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.

ORANGE: Andrew Lennard says he has had enough of burnt-out vehicles being left in suburban streets for weeks, only to have them leave a black mark on the road when they’re towed. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0821sgbowen1

BLAYNEY: Millthorpe family day care educator Helen Ewin has topped the class for providing quality early childhood education, having been named the regional winner in the 2014 excellence in family day care awards.

ORANGE: Python handler Maggie Morris, Mackenzie Schmich, ISHKA store manager Ivana Jovanovic and Andi Ferrito at ISHKA’s grand opening on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0823iska2

GRENFELL: Former Grenfell resident Wayne Heathcote with his daughter Sarah (a ride volunteer) and the Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the Pollie Pedal Ride last year.

PARKES: Nicole Tolhurst has continued a family tradition by being named Miss Parkes Showgirl.

ORANGE: THE Orange Civic Theatre was a flurry of colour, curled hair and tiny shoes on Sunday for the first day of the City of Orange Eisteddfod’s dance sections. Abe Hutchings and Summer Furner enjoyed their afternoon dancing as circus performers at the City of Orange Eisteddfod yesterday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH. 0824sheis1

COWRA: With a packed room and laughter all round, the official launch of the ‘Driving Miss Jacy’ appeal has been described as a resounding success, raising more than $6000.

FORBES: A former Forbes son has been awarded a bravery medal for saving two children from a burning house.

BATHURST: Bathurst Lions Club members David Morris, Graham Webster, Marilyn Warren, Member for Calare John Cobb, Val Kelly, Peter Johnson, Barbara Andrews, Sylvia Morris and Ian Warren at the handover of the new set of flags at Berry Park. 082114plions

DUBBO: Save Playmates Cottage subcommittee chairwoman Virginia Morley and Dubbo City Councillor Ben Shields at the childcare centre yesterday after Dubbo City Council voted to make urgent representations to the state government about the centre’s future. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: The Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale kicked off in Dubbo on Tuesday. Pictured is show judge, Rod Kent from Kurrajong Park Merino Stud, Delungra, NSW with Shaun Kopp from Towalba Stud, Peak Hill, NSW. Photo: TAYLOR JURD

DUBBO: The Red Cross held their annual Big Cake Bake at Dubbo to raise funds for the organisation. Pictured is Tina Herning-Anforth, Karsha Lane and Julie Warren with some of the cakes and muffins for sale.Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job. Probationary Constable Greg Lynch, Acting Sergeant Daniel Tagg and Probationary Constable Shane Allen outside Dubbo Police Station. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

OBERON: Oberon Public School students celebrating Children’s Book Week.

BATHURST: Five men performing landscaping duties in Learmonth Park, along the Great Western Highway, yesterday were left shaken after a dramatic three-vehicle accident occurred just metres from them.

BATHURST: It seems nostalgia for rail travel is alive and well after a large crowd turned out at Bathurst Railway Station on Sunday morning to ride the rails on a rare vintage 1920 diesel rail motor.

BATHURST: Local squash devotee David Fuller at Panthers Bathurst yesterday thrilled at the thought of the all-glass court, which will take centre stage in coming weeks for the Australian Masters tournament.

BATHURST: Pat Cox and Juanita Morcom busily prepare serves of steak diane in Bathurst’s Meals on Wheels kitchen yesterday. Meals from the Bathurst kitchen are distributed across the Central West. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK

BATHURST: Pet owners celebrated World Dog Day this week. This photos was submitted by Steven Paterson.

BATHURST: The 69th Bathurst Eisteddfod started this week. Hundreds of students will take to the stage over the next three weeks.

BREWARRINA: Emergency services were called to a fire that destroyed two buildings in Brewarrina on Sunday night. Photo KATHERINE MATTS.

COBAR: The town of Cobar stopped to celebrate and commemorate firefighter Daniel Howard, a man described as a local hero. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: Lachlan Farr St Pius X Primary School kindergarten student displaying the affects of pollution on the Macquarie River with Dubbo City Council stormwater education officer Karen Hagan. Photo LOUISE DONGES.

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job.

MUDGEE: Country star Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers packed Parklands Resort on Friday night.

MUDGEE: Delegates from some of the state’s 110 Mobile Children’s Services are in Mudgee this week to attend the Mobile Children’s Service Association of NSW conference.

MUDGEE: Mudgee Running Festival participant Ray James talks to master of ceremonies Robbie Palmer after completing his 189th marathon on Sunday. PHOTO DARREN SNYDER

MUDGEE: Sally Nott buying goods from Jan Robson and Jean Kelly at the Daffodil Day stall.

MUDGEE: Stepping Out in Mudgee presented its first concert last Sunday, with hit songs, mash-ups, acting and dancing from Mudgee’s young talents.

OBERON: Charges have been laid against an elderly man who allegedly tried to take control of an aircraft near Oberon on Monday.

WELLINGTON: Wellington Christian School students and staff held a day of prayer for Iraq. Students and staff gathered coins to form a coin trail in the shape of the Arabic letter at the beginning of the word Nazarene, the term for Christians in Iraq.

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The week that was in the central west | Photos PARKES: There was plenty of fun to be had at this week’s Parkes Show.
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ORANGE: It took almost three years of community lobbying, but intervention from Roads Minister Duncan Gay has led to a speed reduction on The Escort Way.

CANOWINDRA: Children and staff at Canowindra Preschool celebrated Book Week by dressing up as their favourite characters every day last week.

ORANGE: Spring Terrace Public School students celebrated Environment Week on Wednesday with the knowledge their spring vegetables will have an extra helping hand this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

FORBES: The 2012 Western Districts Exhibit, winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Sydney Royal Easter Show now has a permanent home on the wall of the Spotlight building.

ORANGE: Willa and Shaun Arantz catch up with Sydney Weekender’s Bec and Jason Stevens. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.0806racine6

COWRA: While growing corn is “good for the soul”, Cowra district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.

ORANGE: Andrew Lennard says he has had enough of burnt-out vehicles being left in suburban streets for weeks, only to have them leave a black mark on the road when they’re towed. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0821sgbowen1

BLAYNEY: Millthorpe family day care educator Helen Ewin has topped the class for providing quality early childhood education, having been named the regional winner in the 2014 excellence in family day care awards.

ORANGE: Python handler Maggie Morris, Mackenzie Schmich, ISHKA store manager Ivana Jovanovic and Andi Ferrito at ISHKA’s grand opening on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0823iska2

GRENFELL: Former Grenfell resident Wayne Heathcote with his daughter Sarah (a ride volunteer) and the Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the Pollie Pedal Ride last year.

PARKES: Nicole Tolhurst has continued a family tradition by being named Miss Parkes Showgirl.

ORANGE: THE Orange Civic Theatre was a flurry of colour, curled hair and tiny shoes on Sunday for the first day of the City of Orange Eisteddfod’s dance sections. Abe Hutchings and Summer Furner enjoyed their afternoon dancing as circus performers at the City of Orange Eisteddfod yesterday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH. 0824sheis1

COWRA: With a packed room and laughter all round, the official launch of the ‘Driving Miss Jacy’ appeal has been described as a resounding success, raising more than $6000.

FORBES: A former Forbes son has been awarded a bravery medal for saving two children from a burning house.

BATHURST: Bathurst Lions Club members David Morris, Graham Webster, Marilyn Warren, Member for Calare John Cobb, Val Kelly, Peter Johnson, Barbara Andrews, Sylvia Morris and Ian Warren at the handover of the new set of flags at Berry Park. 082114plions

DUBBO: Save Playmates Cottage subcommittee chairwoman Virginia Morley and Dubbo City Councillor Ben Shields at the childcare centre yesterday after Dubbo City Council voted to make urgent representations to the state government about the centre’s future. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: The Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale kicked off in Dubbo on Tuesday. Pictured is show judge, Rod Kent from Kurrajong Park Merino Stud, Delungra, NSW with Shaun Kopp from Towalba Stud, Peak Hill, NSW. Photo: TAYLOR JURD

DUBBO: The Red Cross held their annual Big Cake Bake at Dubbo to raise funds for the organisation. Pictured is Tina Herning-Anforth, Karsha Lane and Julie Warren with some of the cakes and muffins for sale.Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job. Probationary Constable Greg Lynch, Acting Sergeant Daniel Tagg and Probationary Constable Shane Allen outside Dubbo Police Station. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

OBERON: Oberon Public School students celebrating Children’s Book Week.

BATHURST: Five men performing landscaping duties in Learmonth Park, along the Great Western Highway, yesterday were left shaken after a dramatic three-vehicle accident occurred just metres from them.

BATHURST: It seems nostalgia for rail travel is alive and well after a large crowd turned out at Bathurst Railway Station on Sunday morning to ride the rails on a rare vintage 1920 diesel rail motor.

BATHURST: Local squash devotee David Fuller at Panthers Bathurst yesterday thrilled at the thought of the all-glass court, which will take centre stage in coming weeks for the Australian Masters tournament.

BATHURST: Pat Cox and Juanita Morcom busily prepare serves of steak diane in Bathurst’s Meals on Wheels kitchen yesterday. Meals from the Bathurst kitchen are distributed across the Central West. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK

BATHURST: Pet owners celebrated World Dog Day this week. This photos was submitted by Steven Paterson.

BATHURST: The 69th Bathurst Eisteddfod started this week. Hundreds of students will take to the stage over the next three weeks.

BREWARRINA: Emergency services were called to a fire that destroyed two buildings in Brewarrina on Sunday night. Photo KATHERINE MATTS.

COBAR: The town of Cobar stopped to celebrate and commemorate firefighter Daniel Howard, a man described as a local hero. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: Lachlan Farr St Pius X Primary School kindergarten student displaying the affects of pollution on the Macquarie River with Dubbo City Council stormwater education officer Karen Hagan. Photo LOUISE DONGES.

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job.

MUDGEE: Country star Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers packed Parklands Resort on Friday night.

MUDGEE: Delegates from some of the state’s 110 Mobile Children’s Services are in Mudgee this week to attend the Mobile Children’s Service Association of NSW conference.

MUDGEE: Mudgee Running Festival participant Ray James talks to master of ceremonies Robbie Palmer after completing his 189th marathon on Sunday. PHOTO DARREN SNYDER

MUDGEE: Sally Nott buying goods from Jan Robson and Jean Kelly at the Daffodil Day stall.

MUDGEE: Stepping Out in Mudgee presented its first concert last Sunday, with hit songs, mash-ups, acting and dancing from Mudgee’s young talents.

OBERON: Charges have been laid against an elderly man who allegedly tried to take control of an aircraft near Oberon on Monday.

WELLINGTON: Wellington Christian School students and staff held a day of prayer for Iraq. Students and staff gathered coins to form a coin trail in the shape of the Arabic letter at the beginning of the word Nazarene, the term for Christians in Iraq.

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