Freddies students get Grease-d up  

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Ready to rock: Frederick Irwin Anglican School’s cast of their new production Grease with members of the school band, who will provide live music during the play.

Secondary students from years eight to 12 have gotteninvolved, with around 50 students in the cast singing, dancing and acting and afurther 30 back stage.

The show’s musical numbers will be set to music performed by14 Frederick Irwin band students.

Set in the 1950s at Rydell High School,Grease tells the tale of Danny Zukoand Sandy Dumbrowski’s summer romance and the antics of boy and girl groups theT-Birds and the Pink Ladies.

Drama teacher Mrs Jenny Crutchett said they had beenpreparing for the production since the start of the school year, with auditionstaking place in first term and rehearsals starting in term two.

“We wanted to perform something recognisable and that wouldbe accessible to the students,” Mrs Crutchett said.

“Putting the live band, the signing and the dance routinestogether has been a challenge but everyone has worked very hard.”

Drama teacher Brooke van Aalen said the students were “veryenthusiastic and keen to perform” and had thrown themselves into rehearsals.

“They’ve all worked so hard and they always have a smile ontheir face,” she said.

Head of performing arts Ross Dods said the arts is a bigfocus at Frederick Irwin, with lots of students taking instrument lessons andparticipating in drama.

“This production is about giving the students the experienceof working on a professional production and it’s brought them all closertogether,” he said.

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Unique features

Set in a low traffic flow area this lovely period home is just only a short stroll to the local shop, playing fields, high school and tennis courts.
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Set on a parcel of land some 803 square metres in area with well-established lawns and gardens which can be enjoyed from a sundrenched entertaining area attached to the rear of the home.

This entertaining area has been paved with bricks, not all, featuring the unique stamp indicated which convict team had made those bricks.

Venturing inside you will notice that the petite exterior masked how big this home really is. There are polished timber floors that not only accentuate this homes character but combined the high ceilings, it really does accentuates the dimension even further.

Adjacent to the enormous lounge room is its large kitchen with contemporary improvements and period charm.

There are loads of cupboards and you should not run out of bench space either.

Reflecting the contemporary flavour of the kitchen is the huge bathroom with a clawfoot bath tub, separate shower recess, large stylish vanity plus WC.

This lovely, all-seasons home with its reverse-cycle airconditioning and inviting ambience is available to buy now or by forthcoming auction.

Arrange your private viewing please call Gary Francis on 0428 459 830 or 02 6845 1222 from Raine and Horne Wellington.

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VIDEO: Jail for driver who rammed cop shop

Source: Warrnambool Standard
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The irate driver who burst through the front of the Warrnambool police station in a four-wheel-drive felt the full weight of the law today and been jailed for three years.

Forty-one-year-old Glenn Shalders, of Mortlake Road, Warrnambool, had pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to three counts of intentionally damaging property, two charges of reckless conduct endangering death and single counts of dangerous driving, assaulting and resisting police and breaching an intervention order.

He will have to serve a minimum 18 months before being eligible for parole.

On the evening of June 30 Shalders used his mother’s Pajero to smash into his mother-in-law’s vehicle, a wooden fence and his former girlfriend’s car a number of times, while she was in the vehicle, before he careered through the entrance of the police station.

Magistrate Ian von Einem said Shalders’ final and most dangerous act was, deliberately driving into the front of the place station at between 50 and 60 km/h while pursuing police officer was trying to pull him over.

“How your conduct did not result in serious injury or death was simply good luck,” he said.

“The effect on others was extreme according to victim impact statements. It’s probably something your ex-wife and children will never forget. They are now in constant fear. They are in no way responsible for what you did.”

Mr von Einem said according go Shalders’ solicitor Matt Senia, the incident was prompted by police not immediately responding to a a call from Shalders about the possible theft of his tools by the defendant’s ex-wife.

He said that claim carried little weight considering Shalders’ total overreaction.

The magistrate said he had been told Shalders was not taking medication but he felt that the eight stubbies the defendant had consumed probably had a bigger effect on him setting out on a course of destruction.

Mr von Einem said he hadalso heard historical evidence relating to Shalders’ finding out about 15 months ago that his house was not paid off and that he had negligible equity in the property because of his ex-wife’s misconduct.

The magistrate said that even if that was true, which he doubted, that it did not justify Shalders’ actions.

He said he found it disturbing that Shalders still cared for his former girlfriend but had “utter contempt” for his ex-wife which indicated a lack of remorse.

Mr von Einem said police stations, and the people in them, were in place to protect the community. He said there had to be a strong message sent to the community that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

The magistrate said Shalders should not be released on parole until he was in a stable condition and had his anger under control.

The moment a car slammed through the front doors of the Warrnambool Police Station taken from the station’s CCTV system.

Representing Boorowa

St Joseph’s Primary School students Grace Corkhill, Nick Jenkins, Tom Jenkins, Alice Kelly and Sam Corkhill will represent the Western Region Athletics Team in the Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival at the AIS Canberra on Thursday August 15 2013.
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Grace Corkhill, Nick Jenkins, Tom Jenkins, Alice Kelly and Sam Corkhill.

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Cupido aims big for Ouyen United

LAST week Jeparit-Rainbow tried Ben Marra, Tyler Edelsten, Andrew Watson and Adam Schulz in an effort to contain Sea Lake-Nandaly’s Cliff Ryan at full-forward.
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He kicked 16 goals.

This round, the Laker defenders take on the might of the Ouyen United goal-kicking machine Damien Cupido.

Cupido has Ryan breathing down his neck on the Mallee Football League goal-kicking table, and he needs seven goals to reach his ton.

The Dees hope to get back Jerry Wilson at the weekend and Wade Brady should return, but they will miss Adam Weir, hamstring, and Simon Jardine, shoulder.

The Lakers are expecting to field all their Darwin players and Andrew Watson might be their only injury concern.

But they rely on too few to do too much and will be no match for a Cupido-centric Ouyen United at Blackburn Park.

The match of the day between Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers and Beulah will be the third time these two sides have met this season.

Next week will be the fourth when they meet again in the second semi-final at Underbool.

It is difficult to judge just how seriously the two sides will take this game, given the potentially-ruthless finals series ahead.

The battle of the midfield will be a key to the game, with match-ups including Dan McEwan against Steph Saunders, the Buchanans versus Wes Harrison, Jason Collins and Darcy Ryan and the old stagers in Col Durie and Scott Smith eager to do their bit.

In another case of deja vu all over again, Woomelang-Lascelles and Walpeup-Underbool will front up twice in two weeks – firstly in the final home and away game and then the first semi-final.

The Roos have a few injuries including the disastrous news the in-form Ben Fisher might miss the rest of the season.

Matt Brown is also in a race against time to be fit for the first week of the finals and they have a number of key players unavailable for the final round of the home and away season.

Woomelang-Lascelles’ Aaron Lonergan is in good form and finished with three goals at the weekend.

The Cats might be favourites but itall could turn around come finals time.

SKILLS: Jeparit Rainbow’s Eliot Bath swoops on the ball. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Thirteen candidates confirmed to run for federal seat of Bendigo

The ballot draw in progress. Picture: Blair ThomsonTHIRTEEN candidates will run for the federal seat of Bendigo.
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The candidates were confirmed at a ballot draw at the Australian Electoral Commission office in Hargreaves Street about noon on Friday.

National’s candidate Sarah Sheedy received first spot on the ballot in the draw. Labor’s Lisa Chesters will appear second and the Liberal Party’s Greg Bickley with be third.

Thirteen isthe highest number of candidates to runin the electorate for several years.

Retiring sitting member Steve Gibbons has held the seat of Bendigo since 1998, having won the last five elections.

He increased his margin with a swing of 3.4 per cent at the 2010 ballot, but eight candidates are now making a bid for the seat.

Voters will go to the polls in 22 days.

Order of candidate names drawn for ballot:

Sarah Sheedy, Nationals

Lisa Chesters, Labor

Greg Bickley, Liberal

Lachlan Sade, Greens

Charlie Crutchfield, Australian Sex Party

Alan Howard, Family First

Rod Leunig, Country Alliance

Daniel Abikhair, Save the Planet

Matine Rahmani, independent

Sandra Caddy, Rise Up Australia

Anita Donlon, Palmer United

Stephen Stingel, Katter’s Australian Party

Ewan McDonald

Candidate names in order of nomination:

Lisa Chesters, Labor

Lachlan Sade, Greens

Ewan McDonald, Australian Christians

Greg Bickley, Liberal

Anita Donlon, Palmer United

Rod Leunig, Country Alliance

Sarah Sheedy, Nationals

Charlie Crutchfield, Australian Sex Party

Sandra Caddy, Rise Up Australia

Alan Howard, Family First

Stephen Stingel, Katter’s Australian Party

Daniel Abikhair, Save the Planet

Matine Rahmani, independent


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Racing at Inverell for first time since New Year

INVERELL Jockey club will hold their first race meeting of the season tomorrow following a long, dry spell for on-course punters that has lasted since New Year’s Day.
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It will be a five race program for which there have been 73 acceptances, which club secretary Leanne Brown said is pretty good for the August meeting.

If the excitement of the racing not be enough for any extreme sports fanatics in the crowd, this year the club will be running a special feature race that is sure to provide plenty of interest and lots of laughs.

“Also on the day we will be having what we call the ‘Beer Steeplechase Challenge,” Brown said.

“We’re inviting teams from the community and organisations to come up and participate.

“Entrants will have to hurdle hay bales carrying a full schooner of beer and that will be measured at the end of each leg.

“The winner will be determined by a calculation between measurement of contents and time.

“Top Of the Town have come on board to sponsor that race with a night out at their restaurant for the winning team.”

Brown said nominations are still open for the challenge, which will have its heats run between races and the final battled out following the last race on the card.

The first race is due to leave the barriers at 2.05pm and gates will open at 11am for the city races.

There will be TAB facilities and bookmakers on-course.

“It will be a very entertaining day if we get some nominations for the challenge; David Fox mentioned the meeting on Tuesday in the Times, so perhaps he should be challenged,” Brown said with a laugh.

LAST APPEARANCE: Seen here on Diggers Cup Day last year, Jewel Passport will run her final race at Inverell on Staurday before she is retired by her syndicate of owners and trainer John Berger.

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New darts teams find form

Last Thursday night saw local darters honour the late Ken Hodge with a few cold beers and plenty of hot darts being thrown. There were some close tussles with some of the new teams starting to really find some form and throw some good darts.
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The Top Pub Three opened up their account for the season with a 4-2 win over the Ram.

Meanwhile the Top Pub One brought the Ex-Services Club back down to earth with a 7-0 whitewash.

It looks as though the Top One may be the team to beat again this season.

The Rec Blue won a close one by 4-3 over the Top Pub Two with Chris Dwyer throwing a couple of century plus scores for the Top.

In the battle of the Rec Club teams, it was the Rec Silver 4 defeating the Rec Green 3 with Rob Dunwoodie throwing a game high 160 in this one.

In the match of the round the Courthouse, which Hodgy had a long association with, fittingly managed to score a minor upset over the Rec Gold by 4-2. The doubles matches were shared before the Courthouse side picked up three singles wins to take the victory.

The Top Pub Pleasure pack was won this week by Jimmy “Smokey” McGrath who threw some superb darts for the Courthouse pegging out early to snatch a couple of crucial wins.

There’s no truth in the rumour he was drug tested by ASADA officials shortly after the victory.

Round six tonight will see some interesting clashes take place. The improving Ex-Services are at home to the Ram, the Top Twos play the Top Threes in what should be a very even and entertaining contest that may well go until 4am on Friday morning.

The Courthouse will host the Rec Silver in another close contest, Rec Green will clash with cousin the Rec Blue whilst the match of the round will see last season’s grand finalist clash with the Top Pub One at home to the Rec Gold.

Top Pub are the only undefeated team left whilst Rec Gold will be fired up after their first loss last week to the Courthouse.

This is probably the best round so far this season so if you are looking to have a quiet drink or two tonight, head down to a local venue and be entertained both on and off the boards.

Don’t forget players, that a 7pm start is by Australian Eastern Time, not Perth time. Some teams are starting very late and if the trend continues they may be docked games. See you at the boards.

-Double Top

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Rob Styles wins golf club championship

On Saturday and Sunday 10-11 August, Boorowa golfers played 27 holes on each day for the Golf Club Championships.
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Perennial Club Champion, Robert Styles was the winner with rounds of 107, 105, total 212, while Daniel Bush was runner-up with 110, 111 totaling 221.

In ‘B’ Grade, Robert Dunwoodie was a clear winner with 130, 129 total 259; while Russel George was runner-up in his first Championship, on 137, 150 total 287.

Tim Good had a blinder on Saturday, winning the 18 hole net event with 84 net 57, from Daniel Bush with 73 net 61.

Robert Dunwoodie was 18 hole net winner on Sunday with 80 net 59, with Daniel Bush runner-up on 72 net 60.

Next Saturday golfers will play a Stableford Event for a monster meat tray.

The Golf Club Mixed Championship is on Sunday over 18 holes.

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GALLERY: The week in photos 

DUBBO: PolAir 1 landed at Dubbo on Thursday on its way west to search for missing resident Alois Rez. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE ORANGE: Senior Constable Greg Treavors, Senior Constable Helen Baker and boxing trainer Glen Sutherland will offer a new program giving at-risk youths the same opportunities to learn to box as Mitchell Collins, Ben Norris, Damien Johnson and Trent Johnson already have. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0815pcyc1
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MUDGEE: Crime writer Tara Moss shares a joke with Long Lazy Lunch host Dugald Saunders of ABC Western Plains at Blue Wren Winery and Restaurant on Sunday. Photo by Sandy Smith

DUBBO: Emergency services were called to a Dubbo intersection on Monday afternoon following reports a car had hit a pole.

ORANGE: 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.

BATHURST: Jessica Small’s mother Ricki Small (left) is supported by her eldest daughter Rebecca and niece Millisa Reynders as she enters Bathurst Local Court on Monday for the first day of an inquest into Jessica’s disappearance. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081213cinqust10b

ORANGE: Mayor John Davis and members of the RSL honour the fallen at the 68th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific, a day that marked the end of World War II. Inset: RSL vice president Ros Davidson gives her VP Day address. Photos: JUDE KEOGH 0815vp2, 0815vp4

Bathurst resident Maria Byers has travelled to Orange for work each day for 12 years but has noticed little improvement in mobile service. Photo: STEVE GOSCH.

BATHURST: Strong winds brought an old tree down on three cars parked in William Street on Monday afternoon.

BATHURST: Strong winds brought an old tree down on three cars parked in William Street on Monday afternoon.

DUBBO: Greg Sawyer from Australian Wool Network throws a fleece for students during an activity at the inaugural National Merino Challenge at Dubbo.Photo: CHERYL BURKE

ORANGE: Students of Glenroi Public School are learning basic cooking skills and the importance of nutrition, thanks to dedicated staff. Pictured are (from left) Terry McLean, Rory Bade, Zac Miller, Dylan Jordan, Courtney Bragg, Daniel Walker, Tyren Dixon and Tegan Wood. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0814sgcook1

BATHURST: V8 Supercar driver Lee Holdsworth and Mount Panorama circuit manager Mark Rayner inspect the changes to The Chase which are aimed at making the track safer. Photo: Phill Murray.

MUDGEE: Mem Fox meets fellow author, seven-year-old Jessica Nipperess at the Mudgee Reader’s Festival. Jessica’s book A Knight’s Quest is on the table in front of Mem.

PARKES: Russel Thurling of Winmalee and his dog ‘Trendy’ at the 103rd Annual Trundle Show.

PARKES: The shearing display was a hit at the Trundle Show.

LITHGOW: Making for a healthier lifestyle with a salt-swap initative are Nu-Tek’s Jason Cummings and Mary-Anne Land with Lithgow mayor Maree Statham and the Lithgow Black Panther. Photo: JEFF GEDDES lm081413salt

DUBBO: Parvez Alam, Fahdul Waham, MD Zahidul Haque, Chowdhury Beg and Shamima Kalam cook up a feast in celebration of the end of Ramadan. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

ORANGE: McKenna Pollack-Bennett, of Orange, performs her interpretation of Mary Poppins in the song and dance solo section for students 8 years and under on Monday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0812sgeist

Wellington Public School Ukele Group took part in the nstrumental and Vocal section of the 37th Eisteddfod

DUBBO: Eighteen-year-old Sheridan Granger is losing her locks this Saturday as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Bathurst RSL sub branch president Denis Chamberlain with two of the wreaths that were laid at the War memorial Carillon on Thursday morning as part of the region’s VP Day commemoration.

Orange Taxis chairman Darryl Curran says vandals who remove headrests from taxis will get caught. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0730taxitheft1

BATHURST: Vanessa Conlan leaves Bathurst Court House after giving evidence on day one of an inquest into the 1997 abduction of her friend Jessica Small. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 081213cinqst22

MUDGEE: Club Mudgee’s David Lang, Maureen Heywood, Judy Hitchcock, Fave Holden and Bill Kerr present Lifeskills Plus Carolyn Peek with the first of many donations.

MUDGEE: World War II veteran Ron Mackie is searching for people he served with in the Sixth Division at New Guinea. PHOTO: DARREN SNYDER

Member for Orange Andrew Gee arrives at the NSW Parliament on Thursday with the petition calling for the upgrade of Ulan Road.

COWRA: Mulyan Public School students Cailee Anderson and Digby McGregor pose as Hermione Granger and Harry Potter watched by fellow kinders.

COWRA: Greg Campbell from Sutherlands Creek in Victoria, competing in the sheep dog trial heats Morongla Show ground.

PARKES: Students from Narromine High School paraded cattle in the Junior section at the Trundle Show – pictured (back-row, left to right) Sophie Walker, Maddy Preston and Harry Moore; front: Kim Grinsell and Megan Willoughby.

ORANGE: Bills Beans East Orange’s Carter Hirini could be putting used coffee grounds in a green waste bin instead of the red general waste bin when the green bin service is rolled out to businesses next year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH. 0813sgbills

LITHGOW: Students at Cooerwull Primary School have been rewarded with a slippery slide and bouncing castle. Pictured from left, Grace Collins, Zoe Morgan, Alex Grant, Ryan Gill, Deklin Unsworth, Aaliyah Lake and Ambrozia Cummings. lm080613jump5

COWRA: The Squire Park Rest Centre which provides cheap meals and nursing, showering and change room facilities is under the new management of Rhonda Wren. Pictured: Nikki Howden, Rhonda Wren and Cheryl Beard outside the Squire Park Rest Centre.

WELLINGTON: The Falls memorial was recently unveiled.

FORBES: Nelson Park Tennis Club life member John Perry is sad to see the club have to fold

Flick through this gallery to find out what has been making news around the central west over the past week.

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