Period residence has plenty of potential

An inviting facade leads you to the delightful aspects on offer which include leadlight windows, coloured glass, polished floor boards, plate railings, light pendants and high, ornate plaster ceilings.
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Stained timber panels throughout, while they will transport you back to a bygone architectural era, can dull the interior.

However, contemporary decor upgrades sympathetic to this era, will breathe life back to this grand old gem.

A home with ample room throughout offering two large bedrooms with the possibility of creating and extra bedroom plus office or computer room from the large rear verandah.

The loungeroom is a good size and features the stained timber finish also found in the hallway.

The kitchen and sizeable bathroom are in definite need of refurbishing.

Split-system airconditioning

and natural gas connection are in place.

There is 1103 square metres of land with established citrus trees but not much else.

Landscaping would simply value add to this wonderful period home in more ways than one. A side driveway leads you to the lock-up garage.

Located just minutes walk to the post office, supermarkets and CBD of town this is a home that has your name on it.

For inspections and further details are available by calling Gary Francis from Raine and Horne Wellington on 0428 459 830 or 02 6845 1222.

101 Simpson Street.

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Five in a row

St Joseph’s Primary Athletics Team (pictured) have won the Western Region Catholic Schools Handicap Trophy for the last five years running.
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Back row: Melinda Corcoran, Tom Jenkins, Ned Evans, Nick Jenkins, Tom Merriman, Sam Corkhill.

Third row: Matthew Canellis, Taylor Wythes, Sophie Canellis, Alice Kelly, Cooper Cross. Second row: Fergus Mullen, Jorja O’Brien, Richard Kelly. Front row: Rory McGrath, Tobias Piper and Marty McGrath. Absent: Grace Corkhill.

St Joseph’s Primary Athletics Team – Back row: Melinda Corcoran, Tom Jenkins, Ned Evans, Nick Jenkins, Tom Merriman, Sam Corkhill. Third row: Matthew Canellis, Taylor Wythes, Sophie Canellis, Alice Kelly, Cooper Cross. Second row: Fergus Mullen, Jorja O’Brien, Richard Kelly. Front row: Rory McGrath, Tobias Piper and Marty McGrath. Absent: Grace Corkhill.

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Man held up Wollongong service station with screwdriver

Police are calling for help from the public after a man used a screwdriver to hold up a cashier at a Coles Express service station in Crown Street, West Wollongong.
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About 9pm yesterday, a man wearing a scarf covering his face entered the service station and threatened a 38-year-old male cashier, demanding he give him cash.

The cashier complied, and the man fled the store on foot.

Police from Wollongong Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The cashier was not injured during the robbery.

The man is described as medium build, approximately 170cm tall and at the time was wearing a black hooded jumper, black pants, white joggers and a black cap.

Detectives would like to speak to any witnesses to the incident that maybe able to assist with their inquiries.

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Coulton ready to boogey

Politicians are known to do almost anything for a vote, kiss a baby, wear a funny hat but will the Federal MP for Parkes, Mark Coulton ‘bust a move’ on Saturday night at Mumbil’s Biggest Dance party.
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“Just had notification … Federal member Mark Coulton will be attending the dance party this Saturday.

“Yes it is an election, but it is great to see our Federal Member taking the time to attend a small village event …

“Remember the dance party is this Saturday, starting at 6.30pm. There will be a raffle, chocolate wheel and now an auction. There are some fantastic prizes to be won … Come and join the fun in Mumbil,” the member for Mumbil Marcus Hanney said.

It’s fancy dress – ‘Rainbow, tight and bright’, BYO drinks and nibbles, Chocolate Wheel, Auction and prizes for Best Dress plus a raffle.

Entry: Gold coin donation, all welcome.

Money raised goes towards the students of Mumbil Public School.

“The hall will be nice and warm with plenty of heaters on,” Mr Hanney said.

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Support gathers for WOW awards

Planning for the much-anticipated 2013 Women Out West (WOW) Awards is forging ahead, with strong support for this renowned event coming from businesses throughout the Central West, Orana and Far West regions.
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They are showing fantastic recognition of the outstanding women of these regions by coming on board as sponsors for these important awards.

Westfund Health and Dubbo RSL Memorial Club are just two of the new 2013 Award Naming Rights Sponsors, with opportunity for sponsorship still available for interested businesses.

The closing date for nominations for the Women Out West (WOW) Awards is today at 5pm.

Women Out West president Be Mohr urges everyone to make the effort, complete the nomination form, and make your nominee’s day by putting their name forward to be considered for one of the 15 WOW Awards … and the opportunity to be presented with a beautiful winner’s trophy by none other than another outstanding woman – Kerri-Anne Kennerley on September 14 at the Gala Presentation Evening.

Ms Mohr said it was an accepted fact that women just got on doing whatever needed to be done in life, without expecting recognition!

Well the WOW Awards have changed all that!

“We all know a woman (or women) who are dynamos, high-achievers, compassionate, artistic, sporting champions and so much more,” she said.

“These awards are an experience of personal journeys for both those nominated and their nominators.

“The WOW Awards aim to recognise regional women ‘s remarkable achievements which so often go unnoticed.”

You have until 5pm today to get those nominations into Jan Grady 6882 1425.

Just download a nomination form from and fax or email to Jan or call Jan if you need a little more time!

Your nominee may be eligible to be entered in more than one of the Women Out West (WOW) Awards.

Finalists will be announced week commencing August 26.


Kerri-Anne Kennerley is one of Australia’s most iconic media personalities and has been a favourite with Australian television audiences for more than 30 years. Away from the spotlight, Kerri-Anne is a successful businesswoman and tireless charity worker. She has served on the Council for the Order of Australia and was proud to help give honours to great Australians.

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Bid to drought-proof Lachlan Valley

SOURCE: Central Western Daily
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CENTRAL Tablelands Water (CTW) wants all Calare’s federal election candidates to back a new 90,000 megalitre dam on the Belubula River near Canowindra.

But Orange is unlikely to benefit, with the water provider’s sights set on drought-proofing Canowindra, Blayney, Cowra, Parkes, Forbes and other towns in the Lachlan Valley.

The Needles site on the Belubula River was earmarked as a better location for the Carcoar Dam 40 years ago, but was abandoned after political wrangling, CTW general manager Tony Perry said.

State Water put the proposal back on the table last year when Infrastructure NSW recommended it as one of several dams for regional NSW in the next 20 years.

“Together with Blayney and Cabonne councils CTW is very keen for the proposal to get a guensey,” Mr Perry said.

As well as providing water security for the Lachlan Valley during drought, Mr Perry said the dam would offer flood mititgation for the Belubula valley downstream, including Canowindra, and take pressure off the Lachlan River.

Nationals incumbent John Cobb and Country Labor candidate Jess Jennings have both taken an interest in the project, Mr Perry said.

Mr Cobb fell short of saying he would lobby for the project if elected, but said he supported the investigation of permanent water security options for the entire electorate.

“Should I be given the responsibility to represent Calare and be part of a new government I will further discuss the water security options for the region with the relevant stakeholders,” he said.

Dr Jennings appeared to be on the same page, saying he was in favour of a regional solution for water security, but would need to further investigate the “pros and cons” before promoting the Needles dam for federal funds.

“I think that it has strong potential to alleviate urban pressure around the Blayney area,” he said.

“The Needles dam provides a much more widespread benefit than the Macquarie Pipeline.”

Mr Perry believes the push for the Needles dam will not be affected by the $20 million the federal government has allocated to the Macquarie Pipeline.

Although costs for the dam are yet to be calculated, Mr Perry said it would be cost effective and would mean plans for an upgrade to Lake Rowlands could be abandoned.

He also hoped to get backing from Centroc to continue lobbying for the new dam.

Sizing up:

* Proposed Needles dam on the Belubula River: 90,000 megalitres

* Carcoar Dam: 35,800 megalitres

* Suma Park Dam: 18,073 megalitres

* Lake Rowlands: 4500 megalitres

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POINTY END: Central Tablelands Water general manager Tony Perry and Cabonne deputy mayor Lachie MacSmith at the site of the proposed Needles dam on the Belubula River.

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Scholarships offer new opportunities

Member for Orange Andrew Gee has reminded social housing residents that they have only 16 days left to apply for the 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships.
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The final date for entries is August 30, 2013

Mr Gee said the Youth Scholarship program, now in its eighth year, is aimed at encouraging and supporting young social housing residents to finish their Higher School Certificate or TAFE equivalent.

Two hundred students will each receive scholarships to the value of $2000 to assist them to complete their studies.

“It is important that we make sure young people who live in social housing have every opportunity to complete their HSC and move on to higher education or employment,” Mr Gee said.

“I urge all eligible students to apply, as the scholarship could open the door to exciting opportunities into the future.

“I also encourage schools, communities and families to play an active role in supporting those who are eligible for this program.”

Mr Gee said past recipients had not only achieved their HSC but had gone on to university degrees or TAFE courses in professional fields such as medicine, nursing, childcare, law, community work and teaching.

“These Youth Scholarships are part of a broader range of initiatives run by the NSW government aimed at helping teenagers and young people,” Mr Gee said.

To be eligible for the Youth Scholarships, students must be under 25 years old, live in or be on the waiting list for social housing, be studying Year 11, 12 or TAFE equivalent and be supported by their school or educational institution.

The student’s educational institution manages the funds, which can be spent on items such as computer equipment, text books, course materials, or tutoring.

The closing date for applications is August 30, 2013.

Application forms are available at the Housing NSW website:

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Halls Head Community College to get $16million 

STUDENT numbers at Halls Head Community College are expected to morethan double following a $16million expansion funded in this year’s State Budget.
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Plans are to construct more buildings, including a dedicatedscience building with laboratories and a renovated gymnasium.

Education Department executive director of infrastructureJohn Fischer said the upgrades would bring the capacity ofthe school to1400 students, up from a current 675.

“Of this figure, $16million will be spentthisfinancial yearon stage two [of the development] to provide specialistfacilities and general learning areas for students in Years 11 and 12.”

An eight-room classroom block will also be constructed tocater for year seven students entering into secondary schools in 2015.

The project is due to go to tender this month with constructiontobegin in mid October.

The Year 7 component will be completed for the start of the2015 school year and the remaining senior school works completed during 2015.

Lakelands will also receive a further $6million in thebudget for a new primary school, due to open in 2015 to cater for the growingpopulation and to relieve overcrowding at other schools in the area.

“Stage one of the development, a kindergarten/pre-primaryarea, will begin as soon as possible with the intent of opening at the start ofnext year,” Mr Templeman said.

“This is excellent news, it will probably take 150 or morestudents away from Meadow Springs.

“The number of families with small children in Lakelands isremarkable and this will mean their children can start at the new schoolstraight away.”

Mr Templeman said the school would then be completed forchildren up to year six to open in the start of 2015.

“The school is being built to meet the needs of the area’sgrowing population and will feature air-cooling, interactive whiteboards andstate-of-the-art technology,” he said.

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Training pays off for Justine

From training around Geurie of a morning to tackling “Heartbreak Hill” in the City to Surf and jogging all the way with 85,000 people, Justine Williams just finished her second marathon this year with a personal best of one hour and 40 minutes (instead of last year’s one hour 56).
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The mother of three and daughter of Wellington locals Dorothy and Neil Blake, first started jogging last year in the Couch to 5km program and became hooked by the sport.

Money raised by Ms Williams in the Sun Herald City to Surf on Sunday will go towards Epilepsy Australia, a cause very close to her heart.

“Epilepsy has touched our family in the past 12 months, with my niece passing away at the age of 25 from a suspected epileptic episode last June,” she said.

Her previous marathon this year, the City to South in Brisbane was particularly trying, four days before the anniversary of her niece’s death.

Needless to say, on the completion of the second physically and emotionally gruelling run, her family was very proud and her sister is thinking about joining her next year.

“I had to hold myself together and for the second run I hadn’t been able to do as much training, but I was able to push a bit further and it was a good feeling to finish,” she said.

In particular, she enjoyed making it to the top of the hill to look over Sydney Harbour and said that the atmosphere was unique as so many other people put themselves to the test.

“There were so many people all going through the same thing,” she said.

If you haven’t donated to the cause, it is not too late to go online to http://www.fundraise.

city2surf南京夜网.au/jus_williams_2013, the link to Justine’s fundraising page or come in to the Wellington Times office and pick up a pledge form.

There is also a Facebook page to promote awareness of epilepsy and continue fundraising after the City2Surf page has expired, on www.facebook南京夜网/Running4Bec.

So far she has raised $450 and is aiming for more than $500. Ms Williams said she hoped people would donate generously to the cause which helps not only to fund research for a cure but provides support to families of sufferers.

She also hopes that her run will remind people of the work that Epilepsy Australia does.

“I think it is something sufferers don’t share, possibly because they are a bit embarrassed, particularly if they have a fit in a public place,” she said.

Ms Williams has yet to choose a charity to raise money for next year, but is considering running to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.

Bullet points

Ben Moreau won first place with a time of 41:47, narrowly beating Liam Adams who finished with a time of 42:03. Third was Steve Kelly who clocked in at 42:49.

The first female across the line was Linda Spencer, with a time of 48:28, with second place going to Milly Clark, with a time of 49:41. Third position went to Sarah Klein, 49.53

Kurt Fearnley crossed the line first out of the elite wheelchair athletes with a time of 34:10, followed by Nathan Arkley with a time of 36:32. Richard Nicholson was the third elite wheelchair athlete to finish with a time of 40:28.

Fundraisers and charities alike are also celebrating after fundraising $3.7m for more than 750 Australian charities. This tally will continue to grow, with fundraising staying open for another four weeks.

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My Favourite Photo winner: readers choose Janaya’s family photo

Janaya Bird: My family. This image caught the eyes of readers from 201 other entries, voted as the competition winnerHundreds of Cowra Guardian readers have chosen – Janaya Bird’s My Family entry is also their My Favourite Photo competition winner.
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The response to the competition has been staggering, said Cowra Guardian editor Janine Finlayson.

“The Cowra Guardian’s My Favourite Photo competition quickly reached record entry levels and by close of entries, had more than 200 images submitted by readers as their Favourite Photos,” she explained.

“We had been asking readers for some time what they wanted from our competitionand talking with and engagingour readers meant we could really tailor it and make it relevant to everyone.

“The theme of My Favourite Photoobviously struck a chord, considering the huge response!”

Another first for the competition was online voting, which attracted hundreds of voters.

“Online voting was another request from readers and we were very happy we were able to meet their request.

“Just as important was maintaining the traditional printed version of voting, ensuring everyone had a chance to vote, whether they read our news online, or in the newspaper.”

The website gallery of 202 entries drew thousands of viewersfrom across Australia, breaking more records for the website’s online statistics andproviding amazing online exposure for the entrants’ photographic skills – a competition bonus.

In one week the Cowra Guardian website had more than 70,000 page impressions, the increase in impressions a direct result of the competition.

Janaya and her family have now wona Gold Coast accommodation package, thanks to the Cowra Guardian.

“We look forward to presenting Janaya with her prize package and congratulate her in person,”said Janine.

“We wish to thank each and everyone who participated in the competition, whether they are an entrant or a voter.

“It was a privilege to have helped so many talented people showcase their photographic skills to the wider community – there were so many inspiring entries – and a privilege to see so many people support them by voting.

“It caused a few sleepless nights, but it was well worth it in the end.”

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