Monthly Archives: August 2018

  • Exciting finish for juniors


    The highway swung west Saturday with all roads leading to Merriwa for the junior league grand finals.
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    The Scone Under 10s players who battled it out against each other in the grand final on the weekend.

    The victorious Scone Under 11s Blue team.

    Scone was well represented with the Under 10s an all-out Scone affair with the Whites taking on the Blues.

    This game was an absolute clanger with a split hair between them, with the score a tense 12 to 6 at half time.

    With both coaches delivering stirring halftime speeches it was the Whites who took advantage of a Blue’s mistake when heading to the try line, to run the full length of the field to change the tempo of the game to 18 to 6.

    With relentless hard running from the Blue’s Brady Roser, who inspired all his teammates including ever improving Bailey Kane, allowed some crafty direction from Callum Dowell – and the Blues would never give up.

    It took some individual magic from White’s speed machine Riley Pennell to cross over to take the game away from the Blues.

    Riley crossed for four tries and was ably backed by captain courageous Aajay Watts and Charlie Richardson.

    Straight after the game, it was pleasing as a club to see how these boys re-united as a group to congratulate each other.

    The White’s manager Kai Watts said it was a great game and the boys should be pleased of their efforts in season 2015.

    Men of the matches were White’s Riley Pennell and Blue’s Brady Roser.

    As the dust settled on the Under 10s thriller the crowd regathered as the Scone Under 11s Blues braced for a tough battle with the minor premiers Aberdeen Tigers.

    This game did not disappoint with a tough tense game lasting the full game.

    Scone skipped to an early lead from a nice backline movement, but Aberdeen never gave up continually locking the scores at every opportunity.

    Scores were locked right until the final minutes when the Blues crossed and calmly slotted the goal to claim back to back titles 18 to 12.

    Coach Pete Warden praised all players on an all-round team effort with Ashton Frost taking Man of the Match honours.

    With the season now finished we move straight into the presentation this Saturday at 10.30am at Scone Sporties, with all players receiving a sausage sizzle lunch.

    The bistro will be open for all families to enjoy.

    The club Annual General Meeting will also be held Saturday at 1.30pm for all to attend.

    The club thanks all players and volunteers who assisted throughout the year and lets all come together this Saturday to cap it all off.

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  • Rostering changes not made lightly


    “These decisions have been difficult to make and were not made lightly,” a Mount IsaMines spokesperson said, referring specifically to the layoffs at George Fisher.
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    The spokesperson said there would be less leadership and technical roles.

    This was necessary to continuing operations because of the current global market.

    “The resources sector continues to experience very difficult conditions, with sharp reductions in prices for our products, including zinc, lead and silver,” the spokesperson said.

    A George Fisher employee said he thought the roster change was great because he would have 10 extra weekends.

    “Roster changes has happened before and I don’t reckon it will affect the town at all,” he said.

    “I would rather be home with my kids every night then driving in and out and not see them every day.”

    He said management explainedthe same two crews on day and nights could achieve more in seven days rather than turning over to a new crew after four days.

    Cr George Fortunebelieved the council had the right to object to the seven day roster because it would hurtthe community.

    “I may have a conflict of interest here…it’s a great detriment to the city if a 7/7 roster takes place, there will be an exodus.”

    Cr Fortune saw Glencore maybe suffering worldwide but had already put measures in place to make the mine more efficient, he said.

    “Glencore are quite experienced in dealing with these types of matters,” he said.

    “They have instigated a number of measures to alleviate the current situation.”

    Deputy Mayor Brett Peterson said 10 extra weekends a year for the miners would boost numbers in local sporting teams.

    These people could play sport every second weekend meaningsporting teams could have two line-ups playing alternate weeks.

    Cr Anne Seymour the seven day roster might boost outback tourism instead of FIFO workers.

    “I am hoping with seven days off they go to Camooweal, they go to Burketown.

    “We offer a hell of a lot here.”

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  • Club sweeps hockey titles


    DEFENDED: Loddon Murray won back-to-back Hockey Central Victoria B Grade men’s premierships.THE Loddon Murray Hockey Club swept the B Grade premierships during Sunday’s Hockey Central Victoria grand finals.
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    The club’s men’s team defended their B Grade title with a 4-0 win against Sandhurst, with sudden death penalty strokes needed for the B Grade women to prevail against Senjuns.

    Scores were locked at 0-0 at half-time of the B Grade men’s final, but goals to Mitch Copland, Adam Gardiner, Jerem Gesch and Dale Williams secured consecutive titles.

    It was a different situation for Loddon Murray’s B Grade women, who prevailed against Senjuns after both teams failed to score in regulation and extra time.

    Both sides were locked on the same number of goals after two rotations of penalty strokes, with Loddon Murray prevailing 3-2 in sudden death.

    The Under 15 Sandhurst-Kerang team were also winners last Friday night, defeating Senjuns 6-0 in the grand final.

    CLIFFHANGER: Loddon Murray’s women won the Hockey Central Victoria B Grade premierships in sudden death penalty strokes.

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  • Mandurah in for a storm – severe weather warning


    A severe weather warning has been issued for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast district including Mandurah to Katanning to Bremer Bay. A severe weather warning has been issuedfor people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast district includingMandurah to Katanning to Bremer Bay.
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    This includes people in, near or between the following towns: Mandurah, Katanning, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and Albany.

    Weather Situation

    A cold front is approaching southwest parts of the state.

    The passage of the front may cause DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in damage to homes and property.

    Damaging winds are possible southwest of a line from Mandurah to Walpole and then extending to Bremer Bay by around midday.

    Isolated thunderstorms and moderate rainfall are also likely in the warning area. Tides will be higher than normal, particularly in Geographe Bay.

    Conditions will ease during Thursday afternoon.

    This is typical weather for this time of year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

    The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

    If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.

    Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.

    Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.

    If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

    Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.

    If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

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  • Gardens to lift spirits


    Farnham Development’s Phil Farnham, LRH board chair Kellie O’Callaghan and general manager of acute and bed-based mental health services Eileen Geary. photograph bryan petts-jonesIT is the icing on the cake for staff and patients of Latrobe Regional Hospital, who will soon see concrete courtyards become colourful, sensory environments.
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    The hospital launched its Mental Health Appeal in May last year and has raised about $143,000 to revitalise courtyards in its psychiatric unit.

    LRH general manager of acute and bed-based mental health services Eileen Geary said the community had been incredibly generous.

    “I think we need to talk about how humble we are with the fact we’ve had such a generous community,” Ms Geary said.

    “(They) have contributed to making it a better environment for our clients, but also to enhance the recovery of our clients.

    “We had a Christmas appeal, where we were able to buy all-new beds for the unit.

    “The gardens are like the icing on the cake for us.”

    LRH’s Flynn unit is Gippsland’s only inpatient facility for people requiring acute mental health support, admitting more than 1000 patients each year.

    Ms Geary said because the gardens’ concept was around sensory, patients would have the opportunity to enhance their mental health recovery.

    “We’ve been here for 17 years. Our courtyards have had some modification in that time, but they’re mainly concrete,” Ms Geary said.

    “It is not very therapeutic for people who are in for a mental health issue.

    “For us, it’s about enhancing treatment and not just having a safe place, it’s also having a therapeutic environment, moving away from just medication.”

    A synthetic turf lawn, planter boxes, seating, decking and paths will feature in the adult environment, with space for sports activities included in the adolescents’ area.

    More than 200 individual donors and several fundraising events contributed to the appeal, which carried the theme, ‘Talk About It, Make A Difference’.

    LRH board chair Kellie O’Callaghan said she was heartened by the community’s response as individuals embraced the opportunity to learn about mental health.

    “The interest and generosity indicates a real desire by our community to help people with mental health challenges,” Ms O’Callaghan said.

    “It’s been a great community conversation which we hope will continue beyond this appeal.”

    Work is expected to begin at the end of September and could include the help of Flynn patients planting the garden beds.

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