JADE Colligan was awarded the Optus Nowra Velo Club’s inaugural Robbie Williams memorial cyclist of the year at the club’s presentation dinner at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, on Friday evening.
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REWARD FOR ALL HER HARD WORK: Jade Colligan is presented with the Robbie Williams memorial 2015 Cyclist of the Year by Sue and Bruce Williams at the Bomaderry Bolwing Club last Friday night.

This follows Jade’s award of the previous week for the Cycling NSW Elite Women’s Road Woman of the year premiership at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

The Robbie Williams memorial came to Jade following a year where great improvement and achievements were made on a local level, as well as in state and national events.

Robbie Williams is a much loved former member of the Optus Nowra Velo Club.

He was an incredibly gifted triathlete.

Robbie joined the Nowra Velo Club as a junior and quickly progressed to state and national elite level, as a pro cyclist.

Robbie Williams rode with the DFL-Cyclingnews南京夜网 Litespeed team in Belgium and Saunier Duval in Spain, before returning home to race with Drapac Porsche in 2006.

Among Robbie’s many wins, was the iconic Goulburn to Citi classic in 2007.

Robbie tragically passed away in 2012, while cycling in Canberra.

The Robbie Williams memorial is to be awarded to a Nowra Velo Club rider who achieves at a club, state and national level with distinction throughout the year.

Most importantly, the recipient each year, will have competed fairly and proves to have shown ongoing commitment to the Nowra Velo Club.

During 2015, Jade Colligan has raced with the Nowra Velo Club’s A grade, taking podium placings against the top local men.

Jade placed second in the elite women’s Ride for Robbie event in August.

She also took a silver medal in the Cycling NSW Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial Championship in September.

Jade also raced as a guest with the Suburu NSWIS/NKS team in the women’s national events, the Tour of Tasmania and Amy’s Otway Classic in Victoria.

She also raced as in individual against strong teams in the Tour of King Valley where she enjoyed a top ten placing.

Jade has now been selected to race with the Saburu/ NSW Institute of Sport/ NKS women’s development team in 2016.

This is another fitting reward for this talented and determined cyclist, who continues to go from strength-to-strength and who has a big future ahead of her.

Criterium racing continues at the Albatross Aviation Tech Park next Sunday.

Then the final event of the Nowra Velo Club’s season will be the 2015 criteriumchampionships at the Albatross Aviation Tech Parkon November 29.

The Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Coffeeliscious team will be the duty officials for next Sunday’s program.

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GOLFER: Mallacoota golf tournament open nett winner John Fletcher.
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THE Mallacoota Golf andCountry Club four-day tournament wasrecently held from November 5-8.

Some Eden residents made the tripto Mallacoota.

On November 7, Andrew Collinswas named the runner up in Agrade for the men’s day.

The longest drive ofthe day went to Collins in A divisionand Ian Smith in B division.

The open nett winner was John Fletcherwith 68.

A number of people from Pambula/Meirmbula also competed.

On November 6, in the ladies’ day A division gross winner was Liz McErlain.

On November 7, in the men’s dayA grade scratch winner was Darren Warne.

The A grade nett winner was Glen Warne and runner up was Darren Gordon.

B grade nett winner was Alan Metcalfe.

NTPs were Michael Potter on the 6th and Pat Wilson on the 14th.

There were also Merimbula competitors, such as Ann Haig who was B handicap winner on the ladies’day.

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LAUGHS: Comedian Anh Do will be appearing at the Roxy Theatre tomorrow night. Movies will also be screened throughout the weekend.
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The beginning of the endTHEworld is in such shock at the Paris disaster, when hatred has erupted once again when man’s inhumanity to man has repeated itself as has happened in all of his history but becoming more deadly recently in World War I and World War II and predictably perhaps in World War III.

On Saturday, November 14 we all saw depicted on TV and radio the horror of Paris.

But tragically and no doubt, indicatively of our fallen culture, at intervals between the TV and radio renditions of the Paris horror we’re shown the ubiquitous advertisements urging the viewers to buy mops, toolsand other essentials to life including legitimate ads “buy now, pay later”con.

World leaders announcing the “threat to all mankind”, while the commercial worldforce their 30 pieces of silver down the throats of the dumb public.

Remember Judas when presented the 30 pieces suddenly saw what his betrayal of Jesus was and what the nothingness of hose 30 pieces were really worth, actually flung them on the ground and promptly hung himself.

Has the world become similar, feeding itself on commercialisation and headed for a bitter end?

The ads being an absolute disgrace at this time.

However, maybe there’s a little light about the scene, maybe the big powers may forget their bickering which has become more irrelevant lately since the cold war and join together against a common enemy, the Isis and maybe the brilliant saying “out of evil comes good” will come about.

Let’s hope so fo the sake of our shaky civilisation’s existence.

Laurie Walker

Leeton

Turn housing into homesCOMMUNITY groups, councils, charities and private organisations can apply for one- off grants of up to $50,000 to create stronger social housing communities through the NSW government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.

The program isa three-year, $20 million commitment to build stronger social housing communities.

Grants will be awarded to organisations in our community for projects thatcould include the development or upgrade of communal gardens, playgrounds, basketball courts, skating ramps and meeting areas that provides opportunities for our community to come together.

This is all about turning social housing areas into strong, vibrant communities that our residents are proud to call home.

I’m excited by the possibilities that these grants can bring to our local social housing communities.

The money can also be used for developments that improve resident safety such as disability access, fencing or lighting and that help integrate social housing with the surrounding community.

I encourage all local organisations with a passion for improving the community to apply so we can create better living environments for everyone in the region.

Applications for SCHIF projects must be made online athttps://socialhousing.smartygrants南京夜网419论坛/SHCIF2015until Friday 18 December 2015, with projects required to be completed before March 31,2017.

For more information visit梧桐夜网facs.nsw.gov419论坛/SHCIF.

Adrian Piccoli

Member for Murray

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ADOPT ME: Brutus is a staffy cross and a real sweetheart. You can adopt Brutus from the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter for $299.40. Contact 6971 4651.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 209am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop in to the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 3pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

9.30am: SCHOOL FOR SENIORS open to anyone 45 and over until 2.30pm. Fee for each term is $10 at Wesley Uniting Church. Light exercises, old time dancing, current affairs,basic computer lessons, art and ladies choir, morning tea. Contact Gordon Mowbray 6926 2218.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee.

7pm: WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL club on Friday nights from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481 between 9am to 6pm.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22.

7.30 pm: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE de WAGGA WAGGA meets at 7.30pm for a variety of activities. It also offers French classes for beginners through to advanced for those wishing to learn the language. Contact 6920 2294.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 218am: TARCUTTA MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE MARKETS on the third Saturday of the month at Memorial Hall, Tarcutta. There will be a large range of stalls, barbecue lunch, sandwiches, a cake stand, tea, coffee and drinks available. Current and new stallholders welcome.

9am; STAMP AND COIN FAIR at Sturt Public School Hall, White Avenue, Kooringal. Seven dealers in attendance for buying, selling and valuations. Club bargain table. Free admission. Contact 6922 3393.

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street every Saturday until noon. Organic vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, rhubarb, lettuce, bok choy, herbs and more. There is also a veggie buy/swap. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429.

10am: TOY LIBRARY WAGGA is open from 10am to 1pm in the children’s section of the Wagga library. Family membership is $30 (for 13 months) and $2 a toy for one month, four items at a time. Contact 6971 9722.

1pm: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 5pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

1.30pm: WAGGA BONSAI SOCIETY meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact 6922 4356.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 229am; STAMP AND COIN FAIR at Sturt Public School Hall, White Avenue, Kooringal. Seven dealers in attendance for buying, selling and valuations. Club bargain table. Free admission. Contact 6922 3393.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Baptist Church, 154 to 156 Tarcutta Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2310am: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY’S open 10am to 4pm at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

10am: BETTER HEARING AUSTRALIA, lip-reading classes and hearing management. Contact 6922 1197 or 6931 7446.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

10.30am: GROW meets at the mental health unit, Wagga Base Hospital. GROW is a 12-step group offering friendship, support and help in the area of mental health. Contact 1800 558 268.

11am: WAGGA RAIL HERITAGE ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, on the railway station platform. Various railway artefacts and enhanced historic photos are on display. Admission by gold coin donation. Contact Phil on 0421 590 252.

Noon: WAGGA SOCIAL SLIMMERS meet at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street. Weigh-in from noon; meeting 1pm. Contact Jen 6926 2884.

Noon: AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS is a support group for families and friends where there is a problem with drinking alcohol in the home. Meetings are held each Monday at St Paul’s Church on the corner of Fernleigh Road and Mitchelmore Street. Contact Judy on 0407 351 884.

3.30pm: TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, Uniting Church, Johnson Street from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Cost $5. Learn to 12 moves of the tai chi for arthritis form as taught by Dr Paul Lam. Contact Lorraine on 0412 303 245 or 6926 3203.

6pm WAGGA SCOUTS (GLENFIELD) scouts session takes place Monday between 6.30pm and 8pm. Contact Aileen Cooke on 6922 3723.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Women’s meeting, Anglican Church Hall, Corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

7pm: CANTILENA SINGERS new members night. If you love to sing, why not join the Cantilena Singers Wagga. We are inviting new members to come along and sing with our choir. Find pleasure with us on Monday evenings for two hours at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards.

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA MODEL RAILROADERS INC. meets every Monday at 7.30pm at hall, corner Dobney and Veale streets. Visitors welcome. Contact Graeme Hearn on 6920 3726.

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 248am: SOCIAL TENNIS at Grandview Tennis Club in Sunshine Avenue, Turvey Park. Players are welcome to come along and join us for a game. Contact Di on 6925 4395 or Pam 6922 3881.

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street every Tuesday until noon. Come, dig in and learn more gardening skills while working with local community groups. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429.

10am: TANDA PLACE CRAFT and FRIENDSHIP GROUP meets every Tuesday at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place Glenfield, next to Aldi until noon. All welcome. Contact Ellen on 6922 4806.

10am: WAGGA PATCHWORK AND QUILTERS GROUP meets at the ARCC hall on Tarcutta Street until 4pm on first, third, fourth and fifth Tuesdays and every Thursday. Contact Norma on 6922 3393 or Anne on 6922 6404.

10am: RSL DAY CROW CLUB meet in the Vintage and Veteran Car Club each Tuesday from 10am. Participants enjoy a talk, light exercises, morning tea, guest artists and bingo on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Contact Molly Shultz on 6925 3510 or Ken King on 0407 040 358.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

12.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, RCD&A Centre, corner Meurant and Emblem street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

1pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY open from 1pm to 4pm for research at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

1pm: The RIVERINA WOODWORKERS CLUB meets every Tuesday until 4pm in their club rooms at the Botanic Gardens, Wagga. Produce items using lathes and other woodworking equipment. Contact 0418 624 161.

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7pm: WAGGA WAGGA AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND PIPE BAND meets each Tuesday night, 7pm at the Band Hall, Wagga Beach. Learners most welcome. Contact [email protected]南京夜网 or Bob Scott 6926 2305.

7pm: SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS, PCYC until 9pm. All ages and standards welcome. Phone 0435 890 921.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or 梧桐夜网wagga.aagroup.org419论坛.

7.30pm: SING AUSTRALIA Wagga meets at the Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Go to 梧桐夜网singaustralia南京夜网419论坛.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 259am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on shaw Street every Wednesday until noon for a pizza day. Bring some dough and the children and make some delicious food. A good chance to meet other parents and community groups. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429. (Every Wednesday)

9am: The GUNDAGAI RAILWAY MUSEUM is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Cost is a $2 donation which goes towards helping preserve the site. Visit gundagairailwaymuseum.wordpress南京夜网.

9am: THE ROCK MEN’S SHED meet every Wednesday at 9am until 3pm. All are welcome. Contact 0427 005 158.

9.15am: THE COFFEE DROP, Wednesdays, 9.15am to 11.15am at the Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent (beside Ashmont Oval). All free, drop in and join us for morning tea, cake and a great friendly atmosphere. Meet people and be in a safe warming environment. Open every Wednesday except School Holidays.

9.30am: Social tennis at the KOORINGAL TENNIS CLUB at Henwood Park, Lake Albert Road. Contact Barb 0431 260 006. Also, tennis lessons are available phone Clive 0413 084 096.

9.30am: ANGLICAN PARISH OF WAGGA WAGGA ACTIVITY GROUP for active independent people who need social interaction from 9.30am to 2.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room, Church Street. Cost $5 including morning tea, cooked lunch, afternoon tea, Holy Communion, social, fun. Contact 6937 7522.

10am: PLAYTIME @ INSPIRE for newborn to five year olds at Inspire Church, 555 Kooringal Road until 11.30am. All welcome for craft, storytime, games and morning tea. Cost is a gold coin donation.

10am: THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S LEAGUE is a women’s fellowship group with a Christian focus. They meet weekly and enjoy a range of activities. Contact Joan on 6922 1234 or the Salvation Army Office on 6921 7895.

10am: RAAF WAGGA HERITAGE CENTRE is open from until 4pm. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Volunteers welcome. Contact Cal Lippiatt on 6937 4103.

10am: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers, and every now and then maybe even a guinea pig. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays).

10am: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY is open 10am to 4pm at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE opens at Wesley Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Tea or coffee available. All welcome.

10.30am: WAGGA HANDWEAVERS AND SPINNERS GROUP meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact 6922 3539.

11am: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers, and every now and then maybe even a guinea pig. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays).

11.15am: THE COFFEE DROP, Wednesdays, 9.15am to 11.15am at the , Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent (beside Ashmont Oval). All free, drop in and join us for morning tea, cake and a great friendly atmosphere. Meet people and be in a safe warming environment. Open every Wednesday except school holidays.

Noon: OLD TIME NEW VOGUE DANCING at Glenfield Park Scout Hall Dalman Parkway. Practice noon to 1pm. Dancing 1pm to 4pm. New members welcome. $4 entry includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact Carolyn on 6931 1912 or Peter on 6971 8489.

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Hello?: A plastic toy telephone gives Wauchope physiotherapist Nathan Lynch as good a service as Telstra has provided so far to his new business premises.It’s now “18 weeks and counting” for a Wauchope physiotherapy practice in its bid for a telecommunications connection to its new premises.
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Physiotherapist Nathan Lynch says he first lodged an application with Telstra on July 1 this year for a standard business telecommunications hook-up for Wauchope Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab Centre’s new building at 107 Cameron Street.

Despite being assured that the connections would be installed in October, as of this week the clinic still has no access to fax, Medicare, Hicaps or imaging.

Mr Lynch believes a major part of the problem is a total absence of capacity for new internet connections in Wauchope.

He says Telstra cannot provide him with a date when the services will be provided because the Wauchope Exchange is outdated and cannot provide any extra – or even replacement – ADSL2 or ADSL1 internet services.

The physiotherapist and chair of Mid North Coast Health Training believes many other Wauchope businesses are similarly affected.

With National Broadband Network (NBN) not due in Wauchope until the fourth quarter of 2016, many local businesses are worried that they will not have access to an adequate internet connection in the meantime.

With no means of connecting to Medicare for bulk billing and rebates, some clients such as pensioners who are unable to pay fees up front and claim their refunds later, are missing out on physiotherapy treatments.

The practice has now been operating at its new site for five weeks with only “an Optus Mobile service to receive phone calls”.

“To date we still don’t have fax access, Medicare access, Hicaps access (medical insurance fund electronic claiming), imaging access, encrypted email access (to communicate with other health professionals) and other essential telecommunications functions that a health practice requires,” Mr Lynch said.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the health industry we require a fixed line internet connection, which Telstra has not been able to provide to date. We previously had access to all of these facilities in our previous address (18 High Street, Wauchope), which is just around the corner from our new building.

“To date Telstra can’t provide me with a date when the infrastructure will be provided in the future.”

When contacted by the Gazette, a Telstra spokesperson said: “We apologise for the delays that Mr Lynch has experienced.

“It has been a complicated process due to the nature of the original application and the challenges of constructing necessary infrastructure to be able to service the health centre and surrounding areas.

“We are close to finalising that work and while at this stage there are no ADSL ports available to connect Mr Lynch, upgrade works are scheduled for the end of next month that will make additional ports available.”

Mr Lynch had also been in touch with Member for Lyne, David Gillespie.

When informed of Telstra’s comments to the Gazette, Dr Gillespie said: “While I am pleased Telstra is allocating further ports through an upgrade of the Wauchope Exchange next month, I am disappointed that they have not planned adequately for this situation.

“I have made a number of representations about this issue to Telstra in the past and I would encourage them to address these issues more expeditiously in the future.”

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Jamie Boyd’s work Pulpit Rock, Shoalhaven, will be on display.
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JAMIE Boyd has described his current art exhibition as a collection of works done ‘on-the-spot’.

Entitled Notes for the Record, the show features drawings and paintings created with the original intention of being used as a reference at a later date.“I like the idea of recording an impression of a place before it has become familiar and when time is limited,” hesaid.

Dating back to the 1970s, the works feature Australian scenes includingShoalhavenRiver, Bondi Beach, Port Melbourne andSydney Harbour. Works fromParis, Venice, Tuscany, Pisa and Portugal are also on display.

Gallery on Sturt owner Leigh Tweedie said JamieBoydhadestablished areputable status as a skillful painter in his own right.

“Whilehis father Arthur Boyd and his father’s brother David Boyd are perhaps the bestknown of the family, Jamie Boyd has also achieved national and international recognition in his own right,” he said.

Notes for the Record will be on show until November 30.

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WIN: Southern Weekly readers can win a copy of Tallowood Bound by Karly Lane
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Readers have an opportunity to win a copy of Tallowood Boundby Karly Lane.

Karly LanePoppy’s Dilemma and Gemma’s Bluff this poignant, heartfelt story of old loves and new possibilities is inspirational and entertaining.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karly lives with her partner and four children in a small town on the mid north coast of NSW.She writes whenever she can fit it in around her part-time job and children. Karly is the author of North Star, Morgan’s Law and Bridie’s Choice.

Karly writes women’s fiction, everything from romantic suspense to family sagas and life in rural Australia.Growing up, Karly and her family moved a lot with her father’s work, living in many rural communities.

Many of her fictional towns are based on these places spread throughout NSW and Queensland.

Karly has since returned to the town where her family can trace its origins back to the original settlement to raise her own children.

To be in the draw email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 and include Tallowood Bound in the subjectline. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email.

Alternatively phone (02) 6938 3410 if you don’t have access to email.

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The loving McGrady family love nothing better than laughing together, but they had nothing to smile about after their home was gutted by fire on Friday. The community is digging deep to help.
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“IT went up so fast. We lost everything, but we saved the most important thing,” said Christo McGrady, speaking after the fire that destroyed his family’s home in Boggabilla on Friday. Material possessions mean nothing compared to the life of a child.

“Timmy (who is 3) was shut in a back room, when the fire started, and I couldn’t get the door open. I had to kick it in. The other kids were at school,so we were lucky in a way.”

Which is one way to describe being left with nothing but the clothes on your back.

Christo also managed to save the family’s car. The keys were in the house, but he was able to put it in gear and roll it to safety. “The firefighters found the car keys – and they still work,” Christo said.

Christo and Karisha (MacIntosh) have six children. Apart from Timmy, there’s Tyson (9) and Isaiah (11), who both attend GSPS, and Coreen (14), Chris (16) attend Goondiwindi State High School. Tashaya (17), h finished Year 12 last year.“They knew it had happened, so we got the bus to drop them off at the other end of Boggabilla, so they didn’t have to see it,” Christo said. At the moment the family of eight is staying at the Boggabilla Motel. “Christine and Ray welcomed us with open arms; they are really lovely people. We can stay there for another seven nights, and we need to think about what to do next.” Christo said his parents have offered to move out of their house, and let them family stay there, but he doesn’t want them to have to move to another town. “We have been offered emergency housing in Moree or Mungindi, but we really want to be with our family. It’s been really hard. Karisha can’t stop shaking, and when I set off the fire alarm making toast in the hotel roomTimmyscreamed. We have no control over anything.”

Lots of people are offering to help – Christo said the family is right for school uniforms, shoes and clothes. “Until we know where we are going to live, there’s not much point accepting other things, like furniture and fridges, because we have nowhere to put them,” Christo said.

The Boggabilla Post Office is accepting small items. Christo is waiting for confirmation of a storgae facility. We will let you know how he fares on our Facebook Page. “You don’t realise how much stuff you’ve lost, until you start thinking,” Christo said.

“Isaiah has just started playing cricket and he lost all his cricket gear. Teshaya turns 18 on Thursday, and we had some money out for her to make it special. Chris is doing his electrician apprenticeship, and the rest are at school.”

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Parndana Show | MEGA-GALLERY Mary and Robby Stubbs showcasing their new product at the Parndana Show. The Aussie Bark Hut is designed to keep working dogs safely on the back of a ute, before seamlessly folding away when not needed.
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Cain, Jacqueline and young Mari-Bell Tremaine and Rosalyn Mamogay enjoying the Parndana Show.

From left, Lilly, Talan, Linda, Chase, Hannah and Heidi Buick enjoying the Parndana Show.

Sandy Hammat holding Wyatt Coppins and Shauna Hammat with Archie Hammat at the Parndana Show.

Visiting from overseas were Rich Strudwick from Yorkshire, England and Shannon Porter from Wellington, New Zealand.

Horse riding at the Parndana Show.

Horse riding at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Place getters in the Young Farmers Challenge. Second Place – Back L-R: Leonard Skinnard, Michael Stanton. Front L-R: Phillipa Kelly, Sarah Stanton.First Place – Back L-R: Richard Strudwick, Jenny Stanton. Front L-R: Evie Pratt, Rachel Koopman, Ben Koopman, Shaun Koopman.Third Place L-R: Will Stanton with Gracie, Danita Houston, Jo McLoughlin.

Crowd watching the shearing.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Allan and Jacqueline Florance watching the shearing

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Archie Buick Memorial Prize awarded to the cleanest shorn sheep of the day. Awarded to Rhys Buick.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Novice Winner – 1st James Dodgson, 2nd Richard Collins, 3rd Ryan Bald (absent)

Sealink Open Competition – 1st Rhys Buick, 2nd Chris Rumble, 3rd Ben Davis.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

A. R. Rhodes Intermediate Competition – 1st Will Kettle, 2nd Lucas Boyle 3rd Kaea Kingi (absent)

Sealink Open Competition – 1st Rhys Buick, 2nd Chris Rumble, 3rd Ben Davis.

Asha Whale helping Dad Donavon with the wool press

Shearing competition.

Fun from the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Grace and Lewis Stanton watching their parents competing.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Liam Sampson and Declan Corby checking out the shearing competition

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Shearing competition at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

Fun at the Parndana Show.

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While summer is still two weeks away, Narromine is expected to get a taste of it at the end of this week with temperatures forecast to reach heatwave-like conditions.
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Waging a war on sun damage aquatic manager Val Bollard and Cancer Council’s Camilla Thompson.

The forecast for Thursday and Friday is a sweltering 41 and 42 degrees, with minimum temperatures being 16 and 18 respectively, not giving residents much respite.

The temperature was expected to reach 32 on Tuesday 32 and then there will be a significant increase on Wednesday with temperatures expected to reach a maximum of 37 degrees.

Temperatures will cool slightly at the weekend with a maximum of 32 for Saturday and 31 for Sunday being forecast.

Cancer Council’s Camilla Thompson said people needed to be smart in the heat.

“It’s ideal if you can avoid being out in the sun during peak UV times. During summer that’s about 11am to 3pm. Other than that you can slip on a sleeved and collared shirt, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, slop on some broad spectrum sunscreen, seek shade or shelter and slide on some sunnies, five simple steps for being sun safe,” she said.

“Make sure you keep hydrated with plenty of water and reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more if you’re sweating a lot or going in and out of the water.”

Mrs Thompson said if you’re in doubt you could check out when’s the best time to go outside through the Cancer Council app.

“You can check the UV level on the Cancer Council SunSmart app on your iPhone or android, anything over three means you should be using a sun protection method to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.”

In a number of towns throughout the Orana region, temperatures will exceed 40 degrees, such as Coonamble on Friday where a maximum of 42 is expected while 39 is also forecast for Thursday.

In Cobar, tops of 41 degrees are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with Friday also having a minimum of 26 degrees.

Nyngan is expected to be the hottest centre in the region, with 41 and 43 degrees forecast for Thursday and Friday respectively.

In Dubbo and throughout the region, sunny conditions are expected all week with a five per cent chance of less than a millimetre of rain forecast for every day.

The hot and dry conditions should allow farmers to get back into harvest, after rain at the end of last week caused another delay.

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