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Mininera and District Football League 2015 season begins

AFTER another busy off-season of recruiting, planning and sweating it out in the summer sun, 12 Mininera and District Football League clubs will hit the ground running tomorrow in the hope of opening the season with a win.
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This year’s competition is shaping as one of the closest in recent times, with a handful of teams bolstering their list with key players in the hope of closing the gap on reigning premier Moyston/Willaura.

The Pumas will unfurl their 2014 flag at Willaura tomorrow afternoon before beginning their title defence against the Ararat Eagles.

Despite Moyston/Willaura farewelling premiership coach Trent Fiscalini and power forward Aaron McKinnis, new leader Jacob Hamilton would be quietly confident his side can kick off the season on a winning note.

The Pumas have quality across the park, with Lachie Hamilton heading up a potent forward line, while experienced duo Lynden Brewis and John Vanderwaal will dictate play around the ground.

Eagle-turned-Puma James Dalkin won’t have to wait long to meet his old club and will provide good relief to Josh Bywater in the ruck.

Bywater’s direct opponent Nick Bulger will have plenty of responsibility to shoulder for Ararat, as he looks to feed the likes of Ash Leggett, Lewis Baker and young gun Jordan Thomas.

With Tatyoon being touted as a strong premiership contender, new coach Damian Cameron will be keen to get away to a strong start against another 2014 finalist in Hawkesdale/Macarthur.

Cameron said the Hawks should be at full strength, including new and returning recruits Tory Chapple, Zach Louder, Sam Thomson, Tyler Cronin and Richard Tucker.

“Hawkesdale only missed out on a grand final by eight points last year, so I am guessing they are going to be there abouts again,” he said.

“I haven’t heard too much about them, but it is always a big challenge going down to their home ground in round one.

“We haven’t played all together before, but it will be the perfect chance to see how we are set up for the season.”

SM&W Rovers coach Joe Carmody said his players will be taking nothing for granted in their round one clash with Great Western.

“I think it is going to be really tough, you never quite know what to expect,” he said.

“Either way we will be prepared for a tough contest, we can’t just turn up and expect things to run our way.

“You can look back to last time and see that the scoreboard says we won comfortably, however it was hard contested football and we need to expect the same this year.”

The Lions will welcome backformer best and fairest BenNewson, while Andrew Bach willhave his first outing as coach.

Wickliffe/Lake Bolac willbe out for revenge againstGlenthompson/Dunkeld after theRams ended the Magpies’ finalschances in 2014.

New Pies’ coach Chris Hiletsaid his team underachieved lastseason after winning the premiershipthe previous year and will becautious not to start slow againduring the opening month offootball.

“We will be looking towards theold cliché of taking it one gameat a time, hit the contested footyhard early on and set the tone forthe season,” he said.

“Dunkeld are going to come outhard, they are a good side and havepicked up a few — Kane Taylorhas come across from Drysdale inGeelong — to go with an alreadystrong line-up, led by MichaelUebergang.

“We won’t run a hard tag onanyone, but it will be known toour group that when they’ve gotthe ball, as a team, we need to putthe pressure on.”

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Road to success for country cups gun

The Ararat Pacing Cup presentation with Elizabeth Clarke Board Member, Tony Bond Ararat President, Driver Nathan Jack, Owner Graham Locke, Trainer Keith Cotchin, Vaughn Lynch Operations Manager and John Hawk. The Keith Cotchin-trained Road to Rock wins the 2015 Renown Silverware Ararat Pacing Cup on Saturday night with Nathan Jack at the helm. Picture: PETER PICKERING
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AT his 10th country cup start this season Road To Rock won his second trophy last weekend at the Ararat Harness Racing Club’s biggest meeting of the year.

The Keith Cotchin-trained seven-year-old edged out Macho Comacho in a thrilling finish to the Renown Silverware Ararat Pacing Cup adding the victory to his feature race CV, alongside a St Arnaud Cup triumph earlier this season.

The gelded son of Village Jasper/Diva La Diva ran to the front at the Russell T White Raceway after Macho Comacho and Ardle McArdle both held interim leads early.

Ardle McArdle stepped strongly from seven to tackle early leader Macho Comacho out of three, working to the front when Macho Comacho galloped.

Macho Comacho (Chris Alford) quickly got back into stride and hooked off the markers to re-take control at the head of affairs, before Nathan Jack seized the initiative to grab the front aboard Road To Rock when the leader slowed, which pocketed Ardle McArdle (Amanda Turnbull) three-pegs.

Reigning Ararat Pacing Cup winner Savesomtimetodream, with Jodi Quinlan aboard, then made his move to work to the breeze, giving 2013 winner Jukebox Music (Glenn Douglas) one-one cover.

Kotare Roland (Neil McCallum) was four-back the markers, Weallwantano (Matthew Craven) on his back, with Turnpike Cruiser (Zac Phillips), Hilltop Hustler (Michael Stanley) and Farmersntradies (Michael Sullivan) in the running line. Narra Operative (Kerryn Manning) was second-last and Arber (Gavin Lang) made an uncharacteristic bad getaway and settled at the back of the field.

Road To Rock comfortably navigated the opening half of the last mile (31.4 and 30.4 for a 61.8 half) before Jack upped the ante when challenged by Savesomtimetodream down the back.

Road To Rock was still travelling well to the home turn though, shaking off the reigning champ’s challenge with a 28.8 third split.

In the home straight Macho Comacho angled into the sprint lane and charged hard, while Hilltop Hustler and Ardle McArdle were winding up out wide.

But the leader dug deep, Road To Rock holding off all the challengers to score a victory by a head over Macho Comacho, with Hilltop Hustler up for third beaten 3.5 metres.

The winner got home in 29.2 for a 2:02.9 mile rate (last half 58).

Ardle McArdle ran fourth while Kotare Roland showed he was working back into some kind of form with an eye-catching fifth beaten 7.5 metres.

Savesomtimetodream weakened out of the action late to finish sixth, beaten 8.2 metres, with Weallwantano heading up the rest in seventh place.

– Cody Winnell

Harness Racing Victoria

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The week that was around the region | Photos FORBES: Local jockey Stuart Brown and Hookem Up went on to win the inaugural Graham Marsh Memorial Cup at the Forbes Camel Races on Good Friday.
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PARKES: An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle for some time before being released by SES personnel following a three vehicle accident on the Eugowra Road, about 12 kilometres from Parkes on Monday.

ORANGE: Emu Swamp sheep farmer Chris Blunt is pretty pleased about the 50 millimetres of rain he has had over the past couple of days. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

COWRA: Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across Cowra Public School when the Easter bunny came to their Easter hat parade.

FORBES: Lachlan Health Service has embraced the message of keeping hospitals smoke-free places, with ‘you just don’t smoke around hospitals’ campaign banners now at the Forbes campus.

ORANGE: Former Canterbury Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer says there isn’t enough support for Country Rugby League referees. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0407referees1

BLAYNEY: Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school’s Anzac Day service.

CANOWINDRA: The team behind Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge are making final preparations for take-off. From this Saturday, you can expect to see lots of balloons in the sky as the challenge takes flight for another year.

ORANGE: Dindima Wines owner David Bell will cater for families with children at the FOOD Week gourmet barbecue amongst the vines on April 11. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

COWRA: Get ready to slip and slide your way down a waterslide more than three footy fields long when Cowra Youth Council bring O’Shea’s Slide City Australia to Cowra.

PARKES: Amanda Slavin and little sister Ebie braved the cold to check out the hail after the storm on Tuesday.

ORANGE: Orange’s cold and wet weather hasn’t bothered Jay Moss who found a big puddle to play in at the Orange Showground on Monday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0406weather5

FORBES: The Moxey family have just returned from their most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show yet with a multitude of ribbons to add to their collection.

TULLAMORE: More than 1,300 people attended the 12th Tullamore Irish Festival with the town’s population swelling via over 300 campers.

ORANGE: Camel race organisers were stunned on Easter Sunday when the event attracted double the attendance they had anticipated.

COWRA: The threat of rain didn’t outweigh the lure of chocolate as the Cowra Japanese Garden’s annual Easter egg hunt attracted its biggest crowd yet.

DUBBO: Brooke Williams using one of the new loyalty cards at Red Cross with volunteer store manager Julie Warren. Photo:CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: A recent health check on taronga Western Plains Zoos three new lion cubs found they were growing and developing at a steady rate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

NARROMINE: Recreational Aviation Australia CEO Michael Linke with Narromine pilot Holly Adams during Mr Linke’s visit to Holly’s home town at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

WELLINGTON: Veronica Musgrave at the cenotaph with the tickets for the service in Gallipoli.

DUBBO: Indulge on Macquarie owner, Ngarie Davis, believes people will continue to buy chocolate, no matter the price. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE

6. WELLINGTON: Wellington’s Tanya Cox was lucky enough to sneak in a quick photo with Prince Harry during the first of his official public engagements in Canberra on Monday. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

DUBBO: John Hausia taking to the stage on Saturday at Dubbo RSL Club Theatrette.Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

DUBBO: Two of the Safe Aboriginal Youth Night Patrol workers, Krystral Haycock and Morgan Merritt. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: NSW Police Inspector Jeff Boon said despite a few examples of bad behaviour on western region roads, most drivers did the right thing over the Easter long weekend.

DUBBO: Rain continued to fall across the region on Monday. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

NYNGAN: These Easter holidays, Young Life Central West, along with Young Life Ski Mission and Adventure Water Sports will be visiting Condobolin and Nyngan for a day of free on and off water activities.

THE RIDGE: Members of the Easter Festival Committee Richard Buckley, Chuck Peters, Peta Borkovic, Peter Driscoll, Natasha Bamford, Franka Friedricks and Peter Moizi.

WESTERN MAGAZINE: Graham Coddington, Coddington Uardry Poll stud, Wellington, holds his grand champion medium/strong wool poll Merino ewe, sashed by John Gray, Schute Bell, Yennora. Photo: THE LAND

MUDGEE Umbrellas and bumper-to-bumper traffic were the order of the day as Easter Saturday crowds jostled for coffee and Easter goodies in Mudgee’s town centre and markets. Pictured is two-year-old triplets, Samson, Thomas and Jakob Baltyn from Sydney.

OBERON: Two elderly motorists were trapped for three hours in their four-wheel-drive following an accident south of Oberon on Monday. Photo ANDREW MICALLEF, WIDE AREA COMMUNICATIONS

BATHURST: A total 2135 drivers and support people were at Mount Panorama for the annual Bathurst Motor Festival, which was held over the Easter long weekend.

BATHURST: Around 30 first year Charles Sturt University students have toured the Chifley Home and Education Centre to learn about the role of oral histories in telling the story of the Chifleys. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery workshop co-ordinator Fiona Howle teaching students Cressida Xu, 8, Sala Orme-Smith, 8, and Leo Klonis, 7, the finer points of making jewellery from recycled items. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Chris Frisby was thrilled to get out in the rain and see his oats sprout up almost overnight. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 040615zfrisby2

BATHURST: The people of Bathurst were on the lookout for the undead yesterday following a prank by a couple of local larrikins. Photo ALICE COOMANS 040715aczombie

BATHURST: There were 70s tunes, 70s hairstyles and a 70s attitude yesterday when 250 panel vans went on display at Bathurst Showground for the 40th Van Nationals. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 040515cvans1a

HILL END: Hill End based artist Rebecca Wilson has depicted the life of Kate Kelly, sister of the bushranger Ned, in an exhibition which will tour the central west. Photo: MUDGEE GUARDIAN

LITHGOW: This Lithgow Mercury image is the first photo to be released of the completed indoor pool at the massively revamped Lithgow Aquatic Centre.

MUDGEE: Gabrielle Saliba with her Golden Stencil Award after winning the AWEXTAFE National Graduate Woolclasser competition at the Sydney Royal Show. Photo: THE LAND

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Helping people navigate through depression

THERE is no singular cause for depression and anxiety.
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Rather there are many number of factors that can result in depression ranging from a mix of recent events and other longer term or permanent factors.

In a rural community such asOberon some of these factors can include life events, personality, family history, serious medical illness or drug and alcohol abuse.

Continuing difficulties such as long-term unemployment, abusive relationships, drug and alcohol issues, isolation or loneliness, work stress, trying to hold a family together, financial worries, serious or terminal illness and in children bullying, abuse and trying to achieve unattainable expectations are but a few triggers.

Oberon Men’s Shed is hosting a talk by Alex Ferguson of Lifeline Central West on Tuesday, April 28 from 10.30am.

The talk will provide vital information about depression and anxiety, in particular what treatments and services are available.

You might not be suffering from these symptoms yourself but the chances are you know someone who is suffering in silence.

If left untreated the symptoms could be fatal.

Local blokes, local ladies and Oberon’s youth are all invited to come to the Men’s Shed and hear about a most important medical condition.

Oberon Men’s Shed is located in the Oberon Showground, Ross Street, Oberon – enter from Ross Street and we are on the right just past the sheep pavilion. Note the date and time in your diary.

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Channel works to reduce water loss

AXED. Glenn Hall has voiced concerns regarding the removal of trees along two of Cohuna’s water channels.COHUNA’S skyline will change dramatically next week when almost 50 trees are chopped down on the banks of an irrigation channel.
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This comes despite ongoing concerns raised by some residents, including those whose urban properties’ back onto the channel.

Community consultation has meant that the number of trees affected is significantly lower than the original 90 that were earmarked for removal.

Forty-seven trees, including more than 30 mature red gum trees, will be removed next Tuesday along a 2.92-kilometre section of the 2/3 and 1/2/3 irrigation channel that flows through the town.

This is to allow work to begin next month on reducing water loss through evaporation, leaks and seepage.

Atalie Warren, whose property backs onto the channel, moved from Wallan six years ago to experience the tranquillity of the area.

“I am a little bit worried that the value of my house will drop. Two 30-metre high trees will be lopped, and native birds won’t return,” she said.

Mrs Warren said she has no objection to the work being carried out, and the need to save water, but is concerned about the number of trees being removed and the aftermath.

“Goulburn-Murray Water has done a good job in scaling back the number of trees that were originally earmarked for removal, but the impact is still being felt widely,” she said.

“There will be workers using heavy machinery, generating increased amount of noise, and how will they manage the amount of mud spread?

“GMW has listened to the public, and it was in the best interest to amend the original plans or face an uproar.”

A community focus group, comprising community members, met for the third time on Wednesday and discussed access, timing of works, potential haulage routes and pedestrian access on the eve of the works commencing.

Despite the continued concern expressed by residents, GMW project manager, Jason Williamson said the outcome for stage one of the remediation works “strikes a balance between improving water delivery and the recreational use of the area”.

Focus group member, Glenn Hall said progress has been made since the first focus group meeting.

“It would be ideal to lose none [trees]. I think that is completely impossible, but certainly we need to target as many as we can to save them, not to get rid of them,” he said.

The focus group is especially concerned about the future of a towering century-old red gum, located at the end of Westbrook Street, Cohuna.

“It is beside the bridge, a lovely shape and the colours of the bark really stand out,” Mr Hall said.

“We have the water and the trees…that is our icon. We just don’t want to lose it.”

Mr Williamson said the rural water supplier is working with community representatives to enable the tree to remain, but would not guarantee its survival.

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The week that was around the region | Photos FORBES: Local jockey Stuart Brown and Hookem Up went on to win the inaugural Graham Marsh Memorial Cup at the Forbes Camel Races on Good Friday.
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PARKES: An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle for some time before being released by SES personnel following a three vehicle accident on the Eugowra Road, about 12 kilometres from Parkes on Monday.

ORANGE: Emu Swamp sheep farmer Chris Blunt is pretty pleased about the 50 millimetres of rain he has had over the past couple of days. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

COWRA: Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across Cowra Public School when the Easter bunny came to their Easter hat parade.

FORBES: Lachlan Health Service has embraced the message of keeping hospitals smoke-free places, with ‘you just don’t smoke around hospitals’ campaign banners now at the Forbes campus.

ORANGE: Former Canterbury Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer says there isn’t enough support for Country Rugby League referees. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0407referees1

BLAYNEY: Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school’s Anzac Day service.

CANOWINDRA: The team behind Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge are making final preparations for take-off. From this Saturday, you can expect to see lots of balloons in the sky as the challenge takes flight for another year.

ORANGE: Dindima Wines owner David Bell will cater for families with children at the FOOD Week gourmet barbecue amongst the vines on April 11. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

COWRA: Get ready to slip and slide your way down a waterslide more than three footy fields long when Cowra Youth Council bring O’Shea’s Slide City Australia to Cowra.

PARKES: Amanda Slavin and little sister Ebie braved the cold to check out the hail after the storm on Tuesday.

ORANGE: Orange’s cold and wet weather hasn’t bothered Jay Moss who found a big puddle to play in at the Orange Showground on Monday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0406weather5

FORBES: The Moxey family have just returned from their most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show yet with a multitude of ribbons to add to their collection.

TULLAMORE: More than 1,300 people attended the 12th Tullamore Irish Festival with the town’s population swelling via over 300 campers.

ORANGE: Camel race organisers were stunned on Easter Sunday when the event attracted double the attendance they had anticipated.

COWRA: The threat of rain didn’t outweigh the lure of chocolate as the Cowra Japanese Garden’s annual Easter egg hunt attracted its biggest crowd yet.

DUBBO: Brooke Williams using one of the new loyalty cards at Red Cross with volunteer store manager Julie Warren. Photo:CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: A recent health check on taronga Western Plains Zoos three new lion cubs found they were growing and developing at a steady rate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

NARROMINE: Recreational Aviation Australia CEO Michael Linke with Narromine pilot Holly Adams during Mr Linke’s visit to Holly’s home town at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

WELLINGTON: Veronica Musgrave at the cenotaph with the tickets for the service in Gallipoli.

DUBBO: Indulge on Macquarie owner, Ngarie Davis, believes people will continue to buy chocolate, no matter the price. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE

6. WELLINGTON: Wellington’s Tanya Cox was lucky enough to sneak in a quick photo with Prince Harry during the first of his official public engagements in Canberra on Monday. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

DUBBO: John Hausia taking to the stage on Saturday at Dubbo RSL Club Theatrette.Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

DUBBO: Two of the Safe Aboriginal Youth Night Patrol workers, Krystral Haycock and Morgan Merritt. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: NSW Police Inspector Jeff Boon said despite a few examples of bad behaviour on western region roads, most drivers did the right thing over the Easter long weekend.

DUBBO: Rain continued to fall across the region on Monday. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

NYNGAN: These Easter holidays, Young Life Central West, along with Young Life Ski Mission and Adventure Water Sports will be visiting Condobolin and Nyngan for a day of free on and off water activities.

THE RIDGE: Members of the Easter Festival Committee Richard Buckley, Chuck Peters, Peta Borkovic, Peter Driscoll, Natasha Bamford, Franka Friedricks and Peter Moizi.

WESTERN MAGAZINE: Graham Coddington, Coddington Uardry Poll stud, Wellington, holds his grand champion medium/strong wool poll Merino ewe, sashed by John Gray, Schute Bell, Yennora. Photo: THE LAND

MUDGEE Umbrellas and bumper-to-bumper traffic were the order of the day as Easter Saturday crowds jostled for coffee and Easter goodies in Mudgee’s town centre and markets. Pictured is two-year-old triplets, Samson, Thomas and Jakob Baltyn from Sydney.

OBERON: Two elderly motorists were trapped for three hours in their four-wheel-drive following an accident south of Oberon on Monday. Photo ANDREW MICALLEF, WIDE AREA COMMUNICATIONS

BATHURST: A total 2135 drivers and support people were at Mount Panorama for the annual Bathurst Motor Festival, which was held over the Easter long weekend.

BATHURST: Around 30 first year Charles Sturt University students have toured the Chifley Home and Education Centre to learn about the role of oral histories in telling the story of the Chifleys. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery workshop co-ordinator Fiona Howle teaching students Cressida Xu, 8, Sala Orme-Smith, 8, and Leo Klonis, 7, the finer points of making jewellery from recycled items. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Chris Frisby was thrilled to get out in the rain and see his oats sprout up almost overnight. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 040615zfrisby2

BATHURST: The people of Bathurst were on the lookout for the undead yesterday following a prank by a couple of local larrikins. Photo ALICE COOMANS 040715aczombie

BATHURST: There were 70s tunes, 70s hairstyles and a 70s attitude yesterday when 250 panel vans went on display at Bathurst Showground for the 40th Van Nationals. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 040515cvans1a

HILL END: Hill End based artist Rebecca Wilson has depicted the life of Kate Kelly, sister of the bushranger Ned, in an exhibition which will tour the central west. Photo: MUDGEE GUARDIAN

LITHGOW: This Lithgow Mercury image is the first photo to be released of the completed indoor pool at the massively revamped Lithgow Aquatic Centre.

MUDGEE: Gabrielle Saliba with her Golden Stencil Award after winning the AWEXTAFE National Graduate Woolclasser competition at the Sydney Royal Show. Photo: THE LAND

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The week that was around the region | Photos FORBES: Local jockey Stuart Brown and Hookem Up went on to win the inaugural Graham Marsh Memorial Cup at the Forbes Camel Races on Good Friday.
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PARKES: An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle for some time before being released by SES personnel following a three vehicle accident on the Eugowra Road, about 12 kilometres from Parkes on Monday.

ORANGE: Emu Swamp sheep farmer Chris Blunt is pretty pleased about the 50 millimetres of rain he has had over the past couple of days. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

COWRA: Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across Cowra Public School when the Easter bunny came to their Easter hat parade.

FORBES: Lachlan Health Service has embraced the message of keeping hospitals smoke-free places, with ‘you just don’t smoke around hospitals’ campaign banners now at the Forbes campus.

ORANGE: Former Canterbury Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer says there isn’t enough support for Country Rugby League referees. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0407referees1

BLAYNEY: Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school’s Anzac Day service.

CANOWINDRA: The team behind Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge are making final preparations for take-off. From this Saturday, you can expect to see lots of balloons in the sky as the challenge takes flight for another year.

ORANGE: Dindima Wines owner David Bell will cater for families with children at the FOOD Week gourmet barbecue amongst the vines on April 11. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

COWRA: Get ready to slip and slide your way down a waterslide more than three footy fields long when Cowra Youth Council bring O’Shea’s Slide City Australia to Cowra.

PARKES: Amanda Slavin and little sister Ebie braved the cold to check out the hail after the storm on Tuesday.

ORANGE: Orange’s cold and wet weather hasn’t bothered Jay Moss who found a big puddle to play in at the Orange Showground on Monday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0406weather5

FORBES: The Moxey family have just returned from their most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show yet with a multitude of ribbons to add to their collection.

TULLAMORE: More than 1,300 people attended the 12th Tullamore Irish Festival with the town’s population swelling via over 300 campers.

ORANGE: Camel race organisers were stunned on Easter Sunday when the event attracted double the attendance they had anticipated.

COWRA: The threat of rain didn’t outweigh the lure of chocolate as the Cowra Japanese Garden’s annual Easter egg hunt attracted its biggest crowd yet.

DUBBO: Brooke Williams using one of the new loyalty cards at Red Cross with volunteer store manager Julie Warren. Photo:CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: A recent health check on taronga Western Plains Zoos three new lion cubs found they were growing and developing at a steady rate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

NARROMINE: Recreational Aviation Australia CEO Michael Linke with Narromine pilot Holly Adams during Mr Linke’s visit to Holly’s home town at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

WELLINGTON: Veronica Musgrave at the cenotaph with the tickets for the service in Gallipoli.

DUBBO: Indulge on Macquarie owner, Ngarie Davis, believes people will continue to buy chocolate, no matter the price. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE

6. WELLINGTON: Wellington’s Tanya Cox was lucky enough to sneak in a quick photo with Prince Harry during the first of his official public engagements in Canberra on Monday. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

DUBBO: John Hausia taking to the stage on Saturday at Dubbo RSL Club Theatrette.Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

DUBBO: Two of the Safe Aboriginal Youth Night Patrol workers, Krystral Haycock and Morgan Merritt. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: NSW Police Inspector Jeff Boon said despite a few examples of bad behaviour on western region roads, most drivers did the right thing over the Easter long weekend.

DUBBO: Rain continued to fall across the region on Monday. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

NYNGAN: These Easter holidays, Young Life Central West, along with Young Life Ski Mission and Adventure Water Sports will be visiting Condobolin and Nyngan for a day of free on and off water activities.

THE RIDGE: Members of the Easter Festival Committee Richard Buckley, Chuck Peters, Peta Borkovic, Peter Driscoll, Natasha Bamford, Franka Friedricks and Peter Moizi.

WESTERN MAGAZINE: Graham Coddington, Coddington Uardry Poll stud, Wellington, holds his grand champion medium/strong wool poll Merino ewe, sashed by John Gray, Schute Bell, Yennora. Photo: THE LAND

MUDGEE Umbrellas and bumper-to-bumper traffic were the order of the day as Easter Saturday crowds jostled for coffee and Easter goodies in Mudgee’s town centre and markets. Pictured is two-year-old triplets, Samson, Thomas and Jakob Baltyn from Sydney.

OBERON: Two elderly motorists were trapped for three hours in their four-wheel-drive following an accident south of Oberon on Monday. Photo ANDREW MICALLEF, WIDE AREA COMMUNICATIONS

BATHURST: A total 2135 drivers and support people were at Mount Panorama for the annual Bathurst Motor Festival, which was held over the Easter long weekend.

BATHURST: Around 30 first year Charles Sturt University students have toured the Chifley Home and Education Centre to learn about the role of oral histories in telling the story of the Chifleys. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery workshop co-ordinator Fiona Howle teaching students Cressida Xu, 8, Sala Orme-Smith, 8, and Leo Klonis, 7, the finer points of making jewellery from recycled items. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Chris Frisby was thrilled to get out in the rain and see his oats sprout up almost overnight. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 040615zfrisby2

BATHURST: The people of Bathurst were on the lookout for the undead yesterday following a prank by a couple of local larrikins. Photo ALICE COOMANS 040715aczombie

BATHURST: There were 70s tunes, 70s hairstyles and a 70s attitude yesterday when 250 panel vans went on display at Bathurst Showground for the 40th Van Nationals. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 040515cvans1a

HILL END: Hill End based artist Rebecca Wilson has depicted the life of Kate Kelly, sister of the bushranger Ned, in an exhibition which will tour the central west. Photo: MUDGEE GUARDIAN

LITHGOW: This Lithgow Mercury image is the first photo to be released of the completed indoor pool at the massively revamped Lithgow Aquatic Centre.

MUDGEE: Gabrielle Saliba with her Golden Stencil Award after winning the AWEXTAFE National Graduate Woolclasser competition at the Sydney Royal Show. Photo: THE LAND

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Broadband rural priority

RURAL properties outside of Cohuna and Kerang will be connected to the National Broadband Network before the district’s two largest towns.
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NBN Co announced last week its latest group of towns added to its rollout program by September 2016, with Bendigo, Echuca-Moama and Swan Hill added to its current list.

The announcement builds on its December 2014 confirmation that works will occur in outlying areas near Kerang and Cohuna.

“The expansion of the rollout reflects the company’s new, flexible multi-technology approach and is an important step toward reaching its goal of connecting eight million premises to the NBN by 2020,” an NBN Co spokesperson said.

It is planned 870 properties located near Cohuna and Kerang will be connected via the network’s fixed wireless service, but the technology used could change following assessment by NBNCo workers.

Fixed wireless technology involves work crews installing reception towers in the district, with properties connected to the network via an antenna.

Although not as fast as the fixed line service, which is being installed throughout major cities, suburbs and regional towns, fixed wireless services will provide download speeds of 25 Megabits per second.

These speeds will enable users to open a website within 0.13 seconds, download a song within three seconds, an album within one minute and a movie within 10 minutes.

NBN Co would not confirm when the works will start, which areas will be connected as part of the first rollout of works, or when the remainder of the Gannawarra Shire will be incorporated into the network.

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad welcomed the update.

“It’s good to see that the momentum behind the NBN is continuing to grow and with that, works in our region are now scheduled for commencement,” he said.

“All Australians deserve to have access to fast, reliable broadband services, regardless of whether they live in a metropolitan city or in a regional area.”

Updates regarding works will be provided monthly, and will be available at http://梧桐夜网nbnco南京夜网419论坛/maps

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Oberon Community diaryApril 9, 2015

The latest Oberon events and community announcements:
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■ Oberon Hospital Auxiliary are holding another bingo afternoon tomorrow at 1.30pm in the Robey Centre. Entrance with afternoon tea is $5 and 15 games will be played at a cost of $3, 45 tickets $6 and 90 tickets $10. Come and have some fun and maybe win some nice prizes. Phone Susan Lougher 6336 0278 or Annebelle Gilbert on 6324 5718 for more information.

■ Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 April School Holiday Activities Library, Community Centre and CTC, Oberon Session 1 suitable for 5-11 year olds 1.30-3pm. Craft and WW1 Themed Cooking. Session 2 suitable for 12-18 year olds 3.30- 5.00pm Jewellery Making, Computer Hot Tips, WW1 Themed cooking. Bookings essential Contact: Oberon Library 6329 8220.

■ Come to the Robey Centre at Oberon Multipurpose Service in North Street on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. Meet new people, light exercises, craft, quizzes and bingo with lots of laughs. We can pick you up and take you home. Cost is $2 and $5 for lunch, tea and coffee as well as morning tea. Please contact Annette Roels on 6336 7200 for more information.

■ Saturday, 18 April Around the Piano 1915 Robert Hooper Community Centre Fleming Street Oberon from 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon of music, song and verse from the turn of the century including Edwardian High Tea. Tickets $20pp. Contact Anne Russell 6337 0363.

■ Bathurst District Prostate Cancer Support Group next meeting is Tuesday, April 21 in Daffodil Cottage. Guest Speaker is Gillian Shannon a genetic counsellor, 4pm – tea and nibbles, 4.45pm – short business meeting and 5pm our group’s speakers. Men and women welcome. Come early for a chat.

■ Oberon and District Museum, entry via Scotia Avenue, is open every Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 5pm, or by appointment. Enquiries 6336 1016.

■ Centrelink/Medicare agency – the Neighbourhood Centre at 12 Ross Street is available for all Centrelink, Medicare or any Department of Human Service’s needs, call in Wednesday – Friday 9am – 1pm and we can assist you in your enquiries. There is a self-service terminal for you to lodge or enquire on benefits payable and a scanner/fax for documents which need to be sent. Please make use of this free service and save a trip to Bathurst. Contact Sue Fisher-Smith on 6336 0909.

■ Oberon Roller Derby (ORD) training is now on Monday night’s from 6pm to 9pm at the Oberon High School.

■ The Oberon Uniting Church would like to invite any members of the community to an informal get together for morning tea at 10.30am, activities followed by lunch at the Uniting Church Hall on the fourth Monday of each month. Cost $10 covers morning tea and lunch.

■ Oberon Meals on Wheels roster:

Thursday April 9 Car 1 C Hanrahan and F Ryan Car 2 M Eastlake,

Friday April 10 Car 1 I and Davis Car 2 S Burton and K Rowland,

Saturday April 11 Car 1 and Car 2 Catholic Church,

Sunday April 12 Car 1 and Car 2 Catholic Church,

Monday April 13 Car 1 S Jackson and T Harvey Car 2 J Hazelwood,

Tuesday April 14 Car 1 R Brown and I Howard Car 2 P and S Dove,

Wednesday April 15 Car 1 R Toedter Car 2 L Kurtz.

Could volunteers let Marie know how many times a month and what days they can help as two cars are required every day.

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The week that was around the region | Photos FORBES: Local jockey Stuart Brown and Hookem Up went on to win the inaugural Graham Marsh Memorial Cup at the Forbes Camel Races on Good Friday.
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PARKES: An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle for some time before being released by SES personnel following a three vehicle accident on the Eugowra Road, about 12 kilometres from Parkes on Monday.

ORANGE: Emu Swamp sheep farmer Chris Blunt is pretty pleased about the 50 millimetres of rain he has had over the past couple of days. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

COWRA: Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across Cowra Public School when the Easter bunny came to their Easter hat parade.

FORBES: Lachlan Health Service has embraced the message of keeping hospitals smoke-free places, with ‘you just don’t smoke around hospitals’ campaign banners now at the Forbes campus.

ORANGE: Former Canterbury Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer says there isn’t enough support for Country Rugby League referees. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0407referees1

BLAYNEY: Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school’s Anzac Day service.

CANOWINDRA: The team behind Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge are making final preparations for take-off. From this Saturday, you can expect to see lots of balloons in the sky as the challenge takes flight for another year.

ORANGE: Dindima Wines owner David Bell will cater for families with children at the FOOD Week gourmet barbecue amongst the vines on April 11. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

COWRA: Get ready to slip and slide your way down a waterslide more than three footy fields long when Cowra Youth Council bring O’Shea’s Slide City Australia to Cowra.

PARKES: Amanda Slavin and little sister Ebie braved the cold to check out the hail after the storm on Tuesday.

ORANGE: Orange’s cold and wet weather hasn’t bothered Jay Moss who found a big puddle to play in at the Orange Showground on Monday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0406weather5

FORBES: The Moxey family have just returned from their most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show yet with a multitude of ribbons to add to their collection.

TULLAMORE: More than 1,300 people attended the 12th Tullamore Irish Festival with the town’s population swelling via over 300 campers.

ORANGE: Camel race organisers were stunned on Easter Sunday when the event attracted double the attendance they had anticipated.

COWRA: The threat of rain didn’t outweigh the lure of chocolate as the Cowra Japanese Garden’s annual Easter egg hunt attracted its biggest crowd yet.

DUBBO: Brooke Williams using one of the new loyalty cards at Red Cross with volunteer store manager Julie Warren. Photo:CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: A recent health check on taronga Western Plains Zoos three new lion cubs found they were growing and developing at a steady rate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

NARROMINE: Recreational Aviation Australia CEO Michael Linke with Narromine pilot Holly Adams during Mr Linke’s visit to Holly’s home town at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

WELLINGTON: Veronica Musgrave at the cenotaph with the tickets for the service in Gallipoli.

DUBBO: Indulge on Macquarie owner, Ngarie Davis, believes people will continue to buy chocolate, no matter the price. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE

6. WELLINGTON: Wellington’s Tanya Cox was lucky enough to sneak in a quick photo with Prince Harry during the first of his official public engagements in Canberra on Monday. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

DUBBO: John Hausia taking to the stage on Saturday at Dubbo RSL Club Theatrette.Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

DUBBO: Two of the Safe Aboriginal Youth Night Patrol workers, Krystral Haycock and Morgan Merritt. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: NSW Police Inspector Jeff Boon said despite a few examples of bad behaviour on western region roads, most drivers did the right thing over the Easter long weekend.

DUBBO: Rain continued to fall across the region on Monday. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

NYNGAN: These Easter holidays, Young Life Central West, along with Young Life Ski Mission and Adventure Water Sports will be visiting Condobolin and Nyngan for a day of free on and off water activities.

THE RIDGE: Members of the Easter Festival Committee Richard Buckley, Chuck Peters, Peta Borkovic, Peter Driscoll, Natasha Bamford, Franka Friedricks and Peter Moizi.

WESTERN MAGAZINE: Graham Coddington, Coddington Uardry Poll stud, Wellington, holds his grand champion medium/strong wool poll Merino ewe, sashed by John Gray, Schute Bell, Yennora. Photo: THE LAND

MUDGEE Umbrellas and bumper-to-bumper traffic were the order of the day as Easter Saturday crowds jostled for coffee and Easter goodies in Mudgee’s town centre and markets. Pictured is two-year-old triplets, Samson, Thomas and Jakob Baltyn from Sydney.

OBERON: Two elderly motorists were trapped for three hours in their four-wheel-drive following an accident south of Oberon on Monday. Photo ANDREW MICALLEF, WIDE AREA COMMUNICATIONS

BATHURST: A total 2135 drivers and support people were at Mount Panorama for the annual Bathurst Motor Festival, which was held over the Easter long weekend.

BATHURST: Around 30 first year Charles Sturt University students have toured the Chifley Home and Education Centre to learn about the role of oral histories in telling the story of the Chifleys. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery workshop co-ordinator Fiona Howle teaching students Cressida Xu, 8, Sala Orme-Smith, 8, and Leo Klonis, 7, the finer points of making jewellery from recycled items. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Chris Frisby was thrilled to get out in the rain and see his oats sprout up almost overnight. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 040615zfrisby2

BATHURST: The people of Bathurst were on the lookout for the undead yesterday following a prank by a couple of local larrikins. Photo ALICE COOMANS 040715aczombie

BATHURST: There were 70s tunes, 70s hairstyles and a 70s attitude yesterday when 250 panel vans went on display at Bathurst Showground for the 40th Van Nationals. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 040515cvans1a

HILL END: Hill End based artist Rebecca Wilson has depicted the life of Kate Kelly, sister of the bushranger Ned, in an exhibition which will tour the central west. Photo: MUDGEE GUARDIAN

LITHGOW: This Lithgow Mercury image is the first photo to be released of the completed indoor pool at the massively revamped Lithgow Aquatic Centre.

MUDGEE: Gabrielle Saliba with her Golden Stencil Award after winning the AWEXTAFE National Graduate Woolclasser competition at the Sydney Royal Show. Photo: THE LAND

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