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Jul
22
  • Pat’s lining up again

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    CLUB stalwart Pat Ling played his ninth grand final with the Singleton Greyhounds last Sunday and, chances are, it won’t be his last.
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    The 43-year-old has admitted he isn’t hanging up the boots until he lines up alongside his son and the players he’s coached through the juniors.

    “That’s my goal; I’m just hoping the body holds up until 2017 when they enter grade,” he laughs.

    “I just got the idea that I wanted to run out with these guys on the field.”

    The veteran front-rower, sporting a new shiner for his grand final efforts, was ecstatic after Singleton’s 30-14 win over the Scone Thoroughbreds on Sunday, which reversed last year’s defeat to the same opponents.

    He saved his tryscoring best for this clash with his first “meat pie” of the season.

    “No grand finals are easy,” he said.

    “Scone is definitely the toughest side in this competition.

    “I think most of the guys up there are working on the land and not sitting down all the time, they’re physically ready.”

    Ling said the reserves in Singleton have enjoyed success because they’ve got a lot of depth to rely on, as well as a good mix of experience and youth.

    “The old blokes are normally in the forwards, mostly because they can’t run, and the younger guys are out in the backs,” he laughs.

    Ling’s career with Singleton started in 2002 and he’s played more than 100 games of first grade and was a part of the senior grand finals of 2005, 2006 and 2007.

    He joined the “seconds” in 2008.

    “While the reserves have had 11 years of grand final appearances, first grade has had a lot of success in that time as well,” he said.

    Before Singleton, Ling played 126 games for his home town Narromine and also had four seasons with Lakes United in Newcastle.

    All those years of league may not have happened if wasn’t for a couple of his mates convincing him to play for the small town of Nyngan when he was 16.

    “I came into the game late, it was a small town and they convinced me to join, initially, to make up the numbers,” he told The Argus.

    Looking to next season, Ling believes if 10 guys from under-18s enter grade they’ll be looking stronger overall.

    “First grade was competitive on the field when they had their full side on the paddock,” he said.

    “They’re a younger team and will only get better.”

    WAR HORSE: Singleton Greyhounds club stalwart Pat Ling isn’t keen to hang up the boots just yet.

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Jul
22
  • GALLERY: Western United season wrap up

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    GALLERY: Western United season wrap up A GRADE: A grade coach Glenn Dunn presented Jake Warmington with the A grade best and fairest award.
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    YOUNG GUN: Glenn Dunn presented Jake Warmington with the best under 21 award.

    A GRADE: Runner-up best and fairest Tom Woods with coach Glenn Dunn.

    B GRADE: Best and fairest Stefan Thiselton with Grant Ross.

    B GRADE: Runner-up George Norton with Grant Ross.

    UNDER 17: Jason Wild presented the best and fairest award to Dale Shipard.

    UNDER 17: Runner-up Corey Miller with Jason Wild.

    UNDER 14: Best and fairest Blae Dunn received his award from Anthony Brooks.

    UNDER 14: Runner-up Reyner Clarke with Anthony Brooks.

    LIFE MEMBER: David Stott was congratulated by Shane Trowbridge for becoming a life member.

    A GRADE: Best and fairest Jenny Brooks with Alicia Warmington.

    A GRADE: Runner-up and best under 21 Meesha Dunn with Alicia Warmington.

    B GRADE: Best and fairest Katrina Thomas with presenter Asha Hoffrichter.

    B GRADE: Best and fairest runnerup Tracey Chandler with Asha Hoffrichter.

    C GRADE: Runner-up Emma Warmington with Nicole Pittaway. Absent: best and fairest Tracey Meeke.

    D GRADE: Best and fairest Natasha Oats with Alicia Warmington. Absent: Runner-up Bianca Warmington.

    MEMORIAL: Natasha Oats received the Kathy Shipard memorial trophy from Alicia Warmington.

    JUNIOR A: Best and fairest Demi Shipard with Alicia Warmington.

    JUNIOR A: Runner-up Summa Trowbridge with Alicia Warmington.

    JUNIOR B: Best and fairest Nikia Skinner with Asha Hoffrichter.

    JUNIOR B: Abbie Thomas received her runner-up award from Asha Hoffrichter.

    JUNIOR C: Best and fairest Java Shipard with Alicia Warmington.

    JUNIOR C: Runner-up Laylah Wright with Alicia Warmington.

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Jul
22
  • WILLIAM TYRRELL INVESTIGATION: Bill Spedding releases video denying any involvementVideo

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    Person of interest: Bill Spedding. Photo: Edwina PicklesA person of interest in the case ofmissing toddler William Tyrrell has released a recorded video statement denying any involvement in the boy’s disappearance from the NSW Mid North Coast.
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    Washing machine repairman William Spedding posted the video online following renewed public interest in the case with Saturday being 12 months since William, 3, vanished from his grandmother’s backyard in Kendall.

    “My wife Margaret and I offer the Tyrrell family our sincere commiserations in the tragic eventof William’s disappearance,” Mr Spedding says in the video.

    “I wish to state that I have had no involvement whatsoever in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.”

    Mr Spedding’sBonny Hills home was searched in January as was his pawnbroker business and adjoining office in the main street of Laurieton.

    A mattress and computer were carried away by detectives, in full view of curious locals, for examination.

    A property in his former hometown of Wellington, in NSW’s Central West, was also searched.

    However, he has strenuously denied any involvement in William’s disappearance. Police have said the searches of Mr Spedding’s propertieswerejust one of a number of lines of inquiry into William’s disappearance.

    Mr Spedding said he recorded the video to correct “inaccurate” reports that he was supposed to have beenat William’s grandmother’s house on the day the toddler went missing.

    He said he first attended the house on Tuesday, September 9, and then returned on September 18 but had not been in the house, or even the same street on September 12, the day William disappeared.

    “I have not been in the Tyrrell house or to the Tyrrell house, or to the street, before, between or after these dates,” he said.

    “The media have reported that I was supposed to attendthe Tyrrell house on the 12th of September 2014, this being the day of William’s disappearance.

    “I wish to make it perfectly clear that this claim is completely false.

    “I did not make any indication, of any nature, which would lead to any person to believe that I was attend [sic] the Tyrrell house on the 12th of September 2014.”

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Jul
22
  • Days of extreme heat in Australia now 12 times more likely than extreme cold: study

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    Record hot days are now 12 times more likely in Australiathan days of record-breaking cold, and the ratio is increasing as rising greenhouse gases trap ever more heat on the planet, according to new research.
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    Farmer Steve Osborn cooling off at his pumpkin farm in Maitland, NSW. Photo: Peter Stoop

    During the first 50 years of reliable national temperature records covering 1910-1960, days of extreme heat occurred as often as days of extreme cold.

    However, this ratio rose to two-to-one between 1960 and 1980 in Australiaand increased toabout seven-to-one for 1980-2000 before stepping up further to 12-to-one for the 2000-2014 period, Sophie Lewis and Andrew King of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science,wrote in a paper published inGeophysical Research Letters.

    Melbourne beaches during a heatwave in January this year. Photo: Wayne Taylor

    “The increase in hot records is likely to be related to the warming from greenhouse gases,” Dr Lewis, a research fellow at the Australian National University, said.

    Given the level ofgases such as carbon dioxide and methane are going to rise further, “in the future,it’s likely we’ll see an increase in [the hot-cold record] ratio”, she said.

    The ratio of temperature extremes was more marked during the cooler seasons, with afaster drop of record cold days than at other times of the year.

    Night-time warm temperature records were also being broken more frequently than daytime ones, the researchers found.

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Jul
22
  • WILLIAM TYRRELL INVESTIGATION: Bill Spedding releases video denying any involvementVideo

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    Person of interest: Bill Spedding. Photo: Edwina PicklesA person of interest in the case ofmissing toddler William Tyrrell has released a recorded video statement denying any involvement in the boy’s disappearance from the NSW Mid North Coast.
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    Washing machine repairman William Spedding posted the video online following renewed public interest in the case with Saturday being 12 months since William, 3, vanished from his grandmother’s backyard in Kendall.

    “My wife Margaret and I offer the Tyrrell family our sincere commiserations in the tragic eventof William’s disappearance,” Mr Spedding says in the video.

    “I wish to state that I have had no involvement whatsoever in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.”

    Mr Spedding’sBonny Hills home was searched in January as was his pawnbroker business and adjoining office in the main street of Laurieton.

    A mattress and computer were carried away by detectives, in full view of curious locals, for examination.

    A property in his former hometown of Wellington, in NSW’s Central West, was also searched.

    However, he has strenuously denied any involvement in William’s disappearance. Police have said the searches of Mr Spedding’s propertieswerejust one of a number of lines of inquiry into William’s disappearance.

    Mr Spedding said he recorded the video to correct “inaccurate” reports that he was supposed to have beenat William’s grandmother’s house on the day the toddler went missing.

    He said he first attended the house on Tuesday, September 9, and then returned on September 18 but had not been in the house, or even the same street on September 12, the day William disappeared.

    “I have not been in the Tyrrell house or to the Tyrrell house, or to the street, before, between or after these dates,” he said.

    “The media have reported that I was supposed to attendthe Tyrrell house on the 12th of September 2014, this being the day of William’s disappearance.

    “I wish to make it perfectly clear that this claim is completely false.

    “I did not make any indication, of any nature, which would lead to any person to believe that I was attend [sic] the Tyrrell house on the 12th of September 2014.”

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Jun
21
  • Great Cod Almighty

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    CAN you think of a suitable monument to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lions Club in Goondiwindi?
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    Well, Lions Club member Peter Smith has.

    He was inspired by something he saw on a trip to New Zealand

    “It was this beautiful, naturalistic statue of a trout. I took a photo, and suggested we do something similar with one of our famous local fish for out 50th Anniversary. And the club agreed,” Peter said.

    That was two years ago, and now his vision has been brought to “life”.

    Natureworks, who has created models for Sea World, has constructed a giant statue of Goondiwindi’s favourite fish, the Murray Cod, and it will arrive tomorrow morning, sadly too late for us to get a pic.

    “We were going to have a Golden Perch (yellowbelly) but the artist who is doing it said another town up north already has one, so we went for the Murray Cod.”

    The fibreglass fish is six-and-a-half metres tall.

    “It’s a way to celebrate 50 years of our club’s service to the community,” Peter said, “and hopefully it will entice more people into the town. “You’ll be able to see it from the big roundabout

    “The statue of Gunsynd draws in a a lot of tourists.

    “You really have to see the fish to understand what it looks like,” Peter said.

    There’s also a brass plaque listing some of the Lions Club’s projects, over the last 50 years – the Farmers Festival, Woodchopping, the Air Pageant , Boggabilla rodeo, Lions Park, lawn-mowing, meat tray raffles, fetes, the Christmas Eve Fireworks, Lions mints, Christmas cakes, Youth Exchange, Medical Research and of course, the famous or infamous fishing competition. It all depended on your point of view.

    The Giant Cod will be unveiled. on Sunday near the driver reviver site near Redmond Park.

    The Club will also celebrate its Anniversary with a Meet & Greet at the Golf Club followed by their 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Royal, and the statue will be unveiled on Sunday at 11a.m.

    It will definitely be hard to miss.

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Jun
21
  • Ararat Eisteddfod to celebrate a milestonePhotos

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    Ararat Eisteddfod to celebrate a milestone | Photos Bendigo-based CV Dance Studio is pictured performing its open age contemporary Troupe in 2014. Bendigo returns to Ararat Eisteddfod this September. Pictures: PETER PICKERING
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    Jessica Ford was Ararat Eisteddfod’s 2013 winner of the junior ballet championships.

    Ballarat Ballet Centre perform its Open Age Contemporary Troupe last year. Troupe Day for 2015 will be held on Friday, September 25.

    The Troupe Day audience – always a full house at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre.

    Adult tappers from Ararat Dance Centre (L-R) Amy Lewis, Wendy Harris, Rebecca Rodger, Mel Jones and Rhonda Waterston, applaud their competitors.

    Nikki Baker (right) was crowned senior tap championship winner at the 2014 Ararat Eisteddfod. She is pictured with adjudicator Antoinette Debden.

    Competitors in last year’s open age theatrical Troupe section await the results.

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Jun
21
  • Sargent goes the distance

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    HUGE EFFORT: Sarah Sargent recently competed in the Australian 24 hour Obstacle Course enduro race.
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    Sarah Sargent recently competed in Australia’s first 24 hour enduro race.

    True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing Association of Australia (OCRA) to bring an Australian 24 hour Obstacle Course enduro race.

    Sarah came first ahead of 42 other females and 14th overall in male and female division out of 162 competitors.

    After the first lap Sarah was already coming second – about 15 minutes behind the leader.

    After friends Tania and Vanessa had completed three laps, Sarah had already smashed out five laps holding onto second place.

    At lap six, at about 3am in the morning, Sarah took first position.

    At day break Sarah was officially coming first – from there Sarah only had to complete another two laps to seal the win with no other competitor possibly able to beat her.

    Sarah completed every obstacle with strength and style for the entire 24 hours, which included monkey bars, rope climbs, dam swims, muddy trenches, cargo nets, balance beams, sandbag and ammunition case carries, and not once did she look like faltering.

    Sarah did not sleep and ate and changed in less than 10 minutes each lap and survived by drinking Milo and Powerade, eating casserole sandwiches and bananas.

    With this win under her belt, Sarah now hopes to enter the elite category of a Sydney Spartan Race in October and compete against some of Australia’s best female obstacle racers to once again test her ability.

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Jun
21
  • Court for trio charged with stealing

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    Two males, aged 18 and 20, and a 16-year-old female have appeared in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court on charges of stealing after attempting to break into a house in Birkdale at around midnight on Tuesday, September 8.
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    Police allege the trio walked through the backyards of nearby properties and stole goods before removing a fly screen and opening a window at a residence in Dalmaso Close.

    Police said a neighbour, who saw the group, called police.

    They appeared in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, September 9.

    Both men were remanded in custody and the female, of Warwick, was released on bail, to appear in court again on Friday, September 18.

    The 18-year-old man, of Birkdale, will appear in court again on Thursday, September 17 and the 20-year-old man, of River Heads, is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrate’s Court today, September 10.

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Jun
21
  • Bunnings set to launch into spring: demonstrations and Rural Fire Service truck visit

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    Robyn Ryan shows a young customer some flowers just in time for spring.Bunnings Cowra will be holding their annual spring launch this Saturday, September 12, between 10am and 2pm.
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    The staff are excited about the launch and have organised plenty of activities for the whole family.

    The children will have a chance to show their creative skills in the DIY section, and then be turned in to a work of art by having their faces painted.

    There will be garden care advice and chain saw sharpening, as well as any answers you have in regards to the other powered garden tools in the shed.

    The store will have their newest Outdoor furniture on display as well as spit roast, pizza oven and barbecue cooking demonstrations.

    Not to mention the fairy floss and jumping castle that will be there on the day.

    Billimari Rural Fire Service will also be running the community barbecue alongside one of their brand new fire trucks.

    All of the activities on the day are free.

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