Promising performance: Eagles give City a scare

11-07-2018 by admin

Alex Webster looks to pass during Saturday’s loss to Orange City. Photo by Steve Gosch.Cowra’s two-point loss at Pride Park against Orange City on Saturday won’t harm their confidence or momentum, as the Eagles continue to develop as a force to be with reckoned with during this season’s Blowes Clothing Cup.

Cowra were the dominant side for the majority of the second half and were able to reduce a 14-point deficit in the 55th minute to just two at the final siren, when the scores read 26-24 in favour of the Lions.

A defiant defensive effort during the final 25 minutes helped City to hold on as the Eagles mounted countless attacking raids in search of 15 points which would see them steal victory.

After plenty of sustained pressure and a number of penalties – Cowra enjoyed an 8-2 penalty count in their favour in the second half alone – they did get within reach, through Tom Dewhurst and Adam Higgins in the 60th and 76th minutes respectively.

But, the Lions held firm in the shadows of full-time to claim a gritty win.

“We played the full 80 minutes, which was an aim of ours and encouraging but we went away from our game-plan a little bit which we haven’t done for the last three weeks, we’ll look at that,” Cowra coach Troy Hayes said.

“The last 10 minutes was pretty good but we needed to fix up some things in the 70 minutes before that. We missed goals and made silly errors, but they’re things to look at for next weekend now.”

After a scoreless opening 17 minutes Ben Wright barged his way over to give the Lions the lead on the back of sustained pressure, built from Orange City finally putting some phase-play together.

Every time they did so in the game, they scored.

Cowra hooker Ethan Cartwright cancelled Wright’s try out just three minutes later though, and fullback Alex Webster’s conversion tied things up at 7-7.

Cameron Cole and Feleti Wolfgramm crossed in the 31st and 35th minutes respectively, before Eagles skipper Chris Miller was shown yellow for using his boots just before half-time.

Dwyer missed one conversion and Keegan Harding slotted the other despite kicking it off the ground and it being touched mid-air, for Orange City to lead 19-7 at the break.

Matt Spicer opened the scoring in the second half, crossing out wide, but Lions replacement prop Sena Fatai hit back for his side five minutes later.

The Eagles shifted up a gear with Dewhurst scoring in the 60th and spent the next 20 minutes camped in Orange City’s half.

Higgins went over after back-to-back penalties with four minutes to go and Webster hit the mark to make it 26-24, but the Lions held strong.

“We certainly looked better in defence than we did against Forbes and there was a lot more enthusiasm,” Orange City coach Steve Hamson said.

“The guys showed plenty of heart in that one. The set-piece was quite good too, our scrum finally moved forward at times.”

Orange City Lions 26 (Ben Wright, Cameron Cole, Feleti Wolfgramm, Sena Fatai tries; Keegan Harding 2, Sam Dwyer conv.) defeated Cowra Eagles 24 (Ethan Cartwright, Matt Spicer, Tom Dewhurst, Adam Higgins tries; Alex Webster 2 conv.)

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‘Bad news for crooks’: Grange responds to Minyip police changes

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Yarriambiack Cr Terry Grange is pleased Minyip Police Station will be manned from May 29. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIYARRIAMBIACK Shire CouncillorTerry Grange has put criminalson notice after Victoria Police announced it had filled a long-standing officer vacancy at Minyip.

The town’s police station has been unmanned since August 2014.

Victoria Police advertised three times for a station officer, and announced last week an officer had been appointed and would start work on May 29.

Police are still working through final details before they can announce the officer’s name.

Cr Grange, who has campaigned for an officer in the town sinceDavid Flannery transferredacross the state about 20 months ago, said the news generated confidence.

“I’mvery excited.Superintendent Paul Margetts gave it to me in writing a few months ago that he was committed to keeping the Minyip station option, and he’s delivered on that,” he said.

“The community is very pleased. It is good news for residents, good news for the police force, and bad news for the crooks.

“I don’t know if crime spiked without an officer, but I suspect people were aware there were no police in the town.

“The whole point now is, the game is over –there’s police coming in and anycrooks better move on.”

Cr Grange said having a police officer living and working in the town would make residents feel safer.

“It’s goodfor police too because they know they’ve got support there if they need it,” he said.

“Overall, it’s an outstanding result.

“Thecampaign went on for well over 18 months, and it took a fair bit out of me, but that’s life.

“It waswell worth it.”

Cr Grange said there were positives for Murtoa Police Station also, with construction for a new station due to start within six months.

The current station is an old portable building, similar to a classroom.

The state government confirmed in its April state budget the station would be replaced, but has not released how much money it will invest.

Cr Grange said he understood the project would cost about $2.5 million.

“It’s very exciting, and is another win for our communities and the police,” he said.

“I firmly believe if you have good places for staff to work,you’ll attract people to work in the town.”

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Ten years of pro comp at Knights

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Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager Dylan Beach with 17-year-old Port Elliot surfer Aden Arens getting a few waves in at Port Elliot’s Knights Beach earlier this week.Bodyboardersare hoping the recent run of perfect surfing conditions willcontinuefor the 10thannual Knights Beach Pro in two weeks’ time.

Over the last decade the Knights Beach Pro has become a recognisedsporting eventnot just locally, but nationally, and its success is due in part to stronglocal support.

Victor Harbor’s Dylan Beach has competed in almost every Knights Pro since its inception, and this year he has taken on the role of Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager.

Dylansaid the Knights shore break is one of the most spectacular in the country, making the event a hallmarkstop on the Australian professional bodyboarding tour.

“I think the progressionfrom the very first Knights Beach Pro, when we only had 20 guys competing,to now where we’ve got the world’s best riders and about 60 competitorsis amazing,” Dylan said.

“We’ve got guys coming from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii andall around Australia. That’s been a pretty big stepping stone in terms of the event.

“It’s been an evolutionover the last 10 years andthrough the South Australian Bodyboard Clubthe local contingency of riders is only getting stronger and it’s only getting more competitive.

“Knights is such a consistent wave in terms of quality, it’s definitely a favourite of all of the travelling riders.”

Local competitorMarshall Watson is the only South Australian to win a Knights Pro, taking it out in 2013. Riding alongside Marshall this year will be 17-year-old Port Elliot bodyboarderAden Arens.Aden said he would be “stoked” to get through a couple of heats in the professional category.

“I’m really looking forward to the event and getting to meet some of the pros,” Aden said. “There’s always a good atmosphere and just about every bodyboarder in SA will be coming down to watch it.”

Dylan said Aden will be one to watch. “His surfing has improved in leaps and bounds, and it’s only going to get better,” Dylan said.“You see him progressing and pushing himself, so I think he’s got a pretty good chance of taking out one or two divisions, whether it is pro junior or state titles.”

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Thanks to Binda Picnics CD supporters

19-07-2019 by admin

The Binda Picnics CD cover

DAME Mary Gilmore Society Memberswere thrilled with the support of locals and visitors who purchased the fund raising CD, resulting in a donation to the Binda Picnics Race Club of $2430. The CD was launced by Member for Goulburn Pru Goward at a ceremony in Crookwell last October.

Last yearwas a very expensiveyear for the Binda Picnics RaceClubto update the trackand surrounds to meet new requirementsof Racing Australia.

The Picnics Day in March was a fabulous success and congratulations goto the committeeand all who helped.

Binda Picnics CD is Volume 5 of the Dame Mary Gilmore CD series. The CD was produced by Trevene Mattox and Stephen Lindsay. Stephen’s Oceanic Records recorded the items and made the master CD. Stephen and Trevene designed the artwork for the cover, which features Jeremy Goodman’s painting, named’The Best Day Of The Year’.

The tracksare by composers and performers of the Upper Lachlan Shire. The standard of the CD is exceptional.

Local composers are: Trevene Mattox, Stephen Lindsay, The Late John Warn, Marion Jordan

Local performers are: Eliza Stephens, Heather Kerr, Peter Warn, Crookwell Cobbers Bush Band, Kerry Clarke Gallacher, Crookwell High School Vocal Ensemble, Mike and Elaine Delaney, Shandara Newman, Margaret Hudson and Gina Hill, Lionel Barber, LauraLeigh Smith, James Carr, Keith Robinson

It gavethe Mary Gilmore committee and members much pleasure to donate all profits from thesale of this CD to the Binda Picnics Race Club.

Thereare very few CDs left for purchase and are available atArcadia Crookwell and the Visitor Information Centre – Price $15.

CMFNL – Favourites win

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ALMOST! Koondrook/Barham’s Troy Rogers just eludes fast approaching Eagle Dylan McCutcheon during the Raiders’ 21-point win on Saturday. The victory leaves the Raiders third on the Central Murray Football Netball League ladder after six rounds. Picture – KEN JENKINSROUND six Central Murray Football Netball League matches involving local sides went according to ladder placement at the weekend, with the Cohuna Kangas, Kerang and Koondrook/Barham all winning.

The Cohuna Kangas recorded a third win of the season, defeating the winless Tyntynder by 38 points at Swan Hill.

The visitors kicked the only six goals of the opening quarter to set up the win, but had to withstand a fightback from the Bulldogs in the third term.

Kokwam Niki kicked three goals for the victors, with Rhys Bradley and Marcus Rogers leading the way across the ground.

The win moved the Kangas to seventh on the ladder, sharing the same number of wins as the fourth and fifth-placed sides.

Koondrook/Barham sits third on the ladder following its fifth consecutive win – a 21-point win against the Mallee Eagles.

The Raiders fought back from a 12-point quarter time deficit to lead by 15 points at the main break.

The Eagles reduced the margin to eight points at three-quarter time, before last year’s grand finalists rallied in the final term.

Tom May kicked four goals for the victors, who relied on the strength of Troy Rogers in the middle of the ground.

Meanwhile, Kerang returned to the top of the ladder with a 38-point win against Swan Hill.

Travis Matheson kicked four goals in his return to the side – a game that saw the Blues held goalless in the opening term.

The four-time grand finalists kicked 12 of the 17 goals booted after the first break to record a fifth win of the season.

Brandon Hayes and Riley Hird were best on ground for the victors.

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Fullerton Hadley Landcare exposure in Macquarie Street

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Scott Hanson, Director General, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Simon Rowe Dep Chair Fullerton Hadley Landcare and Dep Chair NSW Fish Habitat Partnership, the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Member for Cootamundra and Chair Parliamentary Friends of Landcare. NATURAL resource management issues of the Fullerton/Hadley region were taken to NSW Parliament House last week as Simon Rowe (Dep Chair Fullerton Hadley Landcare) attended ‘Trees in the House’.

On May 10 Landcare leaders gathered at Parliament House at the ‘Trees in the House’ function hosted by the cross-party NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare to discuss the important work Landcare does for the benefit of agriculture, conservation and local communities.

The event was held in partnership with Landcare NSW.

Simon said, “The opportunity to provide exposure to so many influential politicians and departmental staff around our local group’s efforts was great.

“If you are a politician and not in touch with what your local Landcare community do I’d encourage you to find out”.

The Minister for Agriculture Hon. Niall Blair MLC informed the Legislative Council how pleasing it was to see the Local Landcare Coordinator program progressing well as it renews the government-community relationship and unlocks the full potential of the thousands of volunteers in the Landcare network.

Recently appointed Landcare Coordinator positions, funded under the NSW Government’s $15m Landcare Policy 2015-2019, have been a catalyst for renewed activity – leveraging additional funding and bringing volunteers back into Landcare.

The strengthened network of Local Landcare Coordinators is able to respond to local priorities as well as state policies, grant programs and partnership opportunities.

For example, the recently released biodiversity reforms mean Government must engage with the private landholders who are responsible for more than 70 percent of land in NSW.

Landcare has the on ground networks and connections.

The Government’s Landcare policy 2015-2019 is being delivered through a partnership between Landcare NSW and Local Land Services.

The NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (PFL) is a cross-party group of NSW Members of Parliament who have a common interest in demonstrating support for the goals of Landcare.

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Vying to be ourlocal State MP

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Cabonne councillor Janelle Culverson is the latest candidate to put her hand up to contest the state seat of Orange after Mr Gee won National Party preselection for the federal seat of Calare. Parkes’ State MP Andrew Gee has not yet resigned but the position is already hotly contested.

Cabonne councillor Janelle Culverson is the latest candidate to put her hand up to contest the state seat of Orange after Mr Gee won National Party preselection for the federal seat of Calare.

Mrs Culverson will contest the seat as a National Party member and will compete in a National Party preselection against Orange councillor Scott Munro, who is also running the seat of Orange.

“I see the position as one where you are there to represent the people, listen to them and communicate what they are saying and to fight for them,” Mrs Culverson said.

Mrs Culverson was elected as a Cabonne councillor eight years ago, she is married, has three children and runs a civil construction and agricultural service business.

She says has had diverse experiences in life, which give her an advantage when it comes to representing the people of the electorate.

“I have insights in to many of the issues affecting people’s lives… for example issues affecting families, young people and working women,” Mrs Culverson said.

“I am committed to seeing our community prosper and grow, not only for us now, but so our children have the choice of enjoying a rural lifestyle that is not less than our metropolitan counterparts in opportunity and prosperity,” she said.

The date of the Orange by-election has not been announced and Mr Gee has indicated he intends to stay on as local state member until June 9.

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Dalyellup in nine-goal thriller

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Dominate Dalyellup: Sam Kellett saw plenty of the ball in his side’s weekend clash against Bunbury United.

Dalyellup Park Rangers ladies team began the day with a fantastic 3-0 win against a competitive Bunbury United side. The ladies have been putting together some strong performances recently without getting the result so this was the reward for all their hard work. The goals were shared betweenPaige de Bres, Angela Atherton and Paige Couzner.

The masters team has been enjoying their season so far and lookedvery strongwith a resounding 9-1 win over Bunbury United. Phil Kirk bagged five for his day’s work, with the remainder of the goals going to Jon Wright, Steve Hands, Raf Fuja and Darren Williams.

The division one side were involved in a very tough game which finished in a2-2 draw.Dalyellup’s goals camefrom Leeton Munro and Kyal Iverson. Munro had a great game and will be pushing for a spot in the reserves if his formcontinues.

Bunbury United’s reserves side had the better of the Rangers in a ninegoal thriller. United won 5-4 with David Campos, Zac Myors, Antonio January and an own goal scoring for Dalyellup.

The final game of the day lived up to expectations when Rangers take on United.

Rangers have had a fantastic start this season and it looked as if theywere going to take all three points as they held a 2-1 lead heading into stoppage time.

In the eight minute of stoppage time a mix up in the box saw Dalyellup’s own player turn the ball into the net to force a draw.The League goal scorers were Terry Mukuka and Paul Madondo.

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Grenfell team victorious in successful Open Pairs event

19-06-2019 by admin

Mike Valentine in action at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club. Photo: Jenny Kingham 0416Bowls_0209Parkes Mens Bowling Club enjoyed a great response to their Open Pairs event with 26 teams entered.

Entries went in from down the road at Parkes Railway Diggers Club and as far away as Griffith.

The weather was kind and the competition was fierce, but very friendly for a great weekend had by all.

The event got away early on Saturday morning with each team playing three games of 15 end Pairs.

By the end of the day, five teams had won all three games.

The team from Grenfell, J. Bradtke and N. Walter won three games and had an aggregate for and against of 17.

The Griffith team of Rod McDonald and Neville Cullen was also on three wins and 17 while three local sides had also won all three games.

Paul Henry and Garry Carberry were on three +42, Maree Grant and Tom Furey were on three +34, and Pat Cooney and Chris Dunn were on three +19.

The weather continued to be fine on Sunday for the last two games of 15 ends each.

At the end of the day, the team from Grenfell, Bradtke and Walter, played some great bowls to be the only team to have won all five games and claimed the major prize of $900.

Second place went to Paul Henry and Garry Carberry who won four games and drew the fifth.

Third place went to Pat Cooney and Chris Ward with four wins.

Fourth place, also with four wins with a slightly smaller for and against, went to Maree Grant and Tom Furey.

Fifth place, also with four wins, went to Rod McDonald and Neville Cullen from Griffith.

The club would like to thank all the bowlers who supported the event and those who gave so much time to prepare the greens, organise the matches, and prepare the food.

They would also like to thank the bar staff who catered for a lot of thirsty bowlers.

Special thanks go to major sponsor Casey Surveying and Design, and associate sponsors Telescope Tyres and Parkes Courier Service.


On Thursday, May 12, a team of bowlers from the ACT visited the club.

After having a great lunch, the visitors were joined by 37 club members for a total of 72 bowlers to take to the greens for an afternoon of mixed Triples.

In what was a very close match, Ron Hornery teamed up with visitors P. Maher and J. Howard to play Joe Crowley and visitors J. Gerakiteys and L. Canning. The scores were even throughout, but with one end to play, Joe’s team lead 19 -17.

The last end was won by Ron’s team by two shots to draw the match 19-all.

A team of visitors, J. McCaskill, K. Schipp and N. Wills, had a great game against the all local team of Tom Furey, Rosemary Mitchell and Brenda Davies.

After seven ends, the local team had a lead of 12 – 4. But, by the 12 end, the visitors had come back to level the scores 13-all.

With one end to play, the visitors led by two shots.

On the last end, Tom’s team managed to win by three shots to take the match 24 – 23.

Prize winners were local bowlers John Hodge, John Dunn, Guy Ellery, Glenda Carty, Garry McPhee, Keith MacRae, Chris Dunn and Mike Valentine. Prizes were also won by visitors John Howard, Peter Cooper, Jan Taylor, K. McCaskill, J. Gerakiteys, Yvonne Hawthorn and Dom Travato.

Many thanks to all those involved in organising the bowls and providing lunch for the visitors.

Everybody enjoyed a great day and the club look forward to meeting up with the ACT bowlers sometime in the future.

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Call to find roles for the former council leaders

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Dubbo Ratepayers and Residents Association president Merrilyn Mulcahy said 18 months was a long time for the new Western Plains Regional Council to be run by an administrator. Photo: TAYLOR JURDThe former leaders of Dubbo and Wellington councils should be involved in the merged entity, according to the Dubbo Ratepayers and Residents Association.

Last week it was announced Dubbo City Council and Wellington Council would be amalgamated to form Western Plains Regional Council.

The mayor and 10 other councillors have been removed from their posts to be replaced with an administrator until an election in September 2017.

However, Ms Mulcahy said the mayors and deputy mayors of both councils should continue to have a role.

“I’m hoping that we’ll have the deputys and mayors from Wellington and Dubbo as overseers- that would be good, that would be terrific, that would be a bit of a safeguard I guess,” she said.

“Eighteen months is an awful long time to leave us completely unrepresented.”

The new council is one of 19 created in NSW.

The NSW government has said the mergers could free up almost $2 billion over the next 20 years, allowing councils to fund better services and new infrastructure for communities or lower rates.

“I’m pretty devastated that it ended up like this but I think whatever happens we will have to make the best of things,” Ms Mulcahy said.

“None of us are particularly thrilled about it but we’ve got to make sure it does work for us, all of us in the Western Plains.”

While The Real Estate Institute of NSW – Orana has said the loss of ‘Dubbo’ from the name will affect the city’s identity, Ms Mulcahy said she was unconcerned.

“I think the name is alright, I like the name. I’m glad it isn’t something like the Dubbo Wellington Council,” she said.

“I think that Western Plains gives us more of an expansive attitude, which is what we’re doing, we’re expanding and we’re no longer just Dubbo.”

The sentiment was echoed on the Daily Liberal Facebook page.

One commenter said: “Dubbo will always be Dubbo to me, and I’m sure most of the population”.

Another said that Dubbo would remain as “Dubvegas” and its reputation could never change.

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Focus on elder abuse

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Empowering: West Pennant Hills residents Aksheya and Shubha Kumar launched the domestic violence prevention group, Next Step. Picture: Isabella Lettini

A community forum will aim to raise awareness of domestic violence and elder abuse in The Hills.

The India Club will hold another forum as part of a series aimed at tackling the rate of domestic violence in all areas of the community.

India Club chairman Aksheya Kumar said while elder abuse was prevalent in the Indian community of The Hills, it could affect anyone from any background.

“Victims may not realise straight away what is happening to them, but once they do become aware they become bold and they seek help,” Mr Kumar said.

Elder abuse is typically characterised as a form of domestic violence where the victim is kept from having control of their finances or where their health is neglected.

“All of which causes serious health impacts and can shorten the lives of our older citizens,” The Hills local area commander superintendent Rob Critchlow said.“It’s something that affects every community, but there are some features of Indian families where we’ve noticed it having a bigger impact–the Indian community had been very courageous in addressing these issues publicly.”

The forum,a joint initiative between the India Club, The Hills LAC and The Hills Council, will take place on June 8, coinciding withWorld Elder Abuse Day.

In March, the India Club launched Next Step, a program aimed at holding regular meetings and events to address the rates of domestic violence.

Mr Kumar said they hoped to make an impact by holding meetings and events more regularly and build stronger relationships with those who may be affected.

“This kind of elder abuse is more common in the Indian community but the forum is open to all,” he said.“We hope it will help problems in families that may be hidden to come to the surface, so that something can be done to guide them –this is for those who are willing to empower victims and give them options.”

Superintendent Critchlow said the role of the police was to keep people safe, and that they were available for people to ask questions and be referred to services.

“It’s invaluable to have these discussions –people are often ill-informed about the risks facing older people and the abuse of older people is a very difficult situation for many families, because it involves financial pressures, relationships, and language barriers.”

Details: 10.30am – 12.30pm, June 8, 2016, The Hills Council Chambers, 3 Columbia Circuit, Baulkham Hills. Bookings:0402 257 588.

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Magnificent bowls as brothers meet in final

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Jarrod and Mitchell Andrews in Saturday’s final.

Exceptional bowls were played by the two Andrews brothers, Jarrod (19) and Mitchell (18), at the Forbes Sport and Recreation Club on Saturday afternoon making history, being the youngest ever to play in an A grade singles final.

With great weather approximately 60 interested members, and the boys’ friends, turned out to watch the game as well as 24 Forbes and Eugowra members who were playing.

The tussle of the brothers saw Mitchell defeat Jarrod 31-25.

Mitchell jumped out of the blocks leading by 10 after five ends, 10-0.

On the sixth end Jarrod scored a three, plus two on the eighth end, with Mitchell winning the next four ends going to 18-5.

On the 17th end Mitchell led 19-10, plus a two and one, leading 21-13.

On the 25th end, Mitchell led 26-18.

Jarrod won the next five ends making him 25, the score Mitchell 29-25.

On the 32nd end Mitchell got a two, giving the final score of 31-25, making him A grade Club Champion.

The game was a joy to watch, so congratulations had to go to both boys, in producing such a magnificent game of bowls.

They are very competitive against each other, as well as anyone else they play, but display great sportsmanship.

One staunch supporter of the club, Clive Herbert, among others, stated that it was the best singles final he had seen played at Forbes Sport and Recreation Club. He has been watching since 1987. The visiting Eugowra players said they were pleased they were not playing either of the boys.

The bowls were so close they had to measure for shot many times and called for the umpire once, with lots of resting touches. Mitchell said he remembered when his grandfather defeated him three years ago, 31-29, he hoped this match would go his way.

The match was marked by a very proud grandfather and 14 time A grade singles champion, the Donald ‘Duck’ Drabsch.

The game was well supported by their family and extended family, including very proud mum and dad Scott and Lisa Andrews.

The day is one to be remembered by both players and the club.

On Sunday morning, Don Drabsch and Jarrod Andrews teamed up to play the second match of the A Grade pairs competition.

They defeated Laurence Jackson and Greg Gunn and progress to the next round.

From Don Craft

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Bices top Dalby feeder challenge

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Elders’ Andrew Cavanagh, with Preston Bice and Rachael Bice, Jandowae, and Brendan Kelly.JANDOWAE producersMark and Rachael Bice came up trumps with their Santa/Angus-cross steers, exhibiting the grand champion pen at Elders’inaugural Dalby Feeder Sale and ChallengeonMay 13.

The Bices were awarded a Warwick Cattle ZT Ultimate cattle crush sponsored by Elders for their achievement.

A total of1200 head of excellent quality cattle weredrawn from Mitchell, Miles, Yuleba, Goondiwindi, Meandarra, Jandowae and the localDalby area for the competition.

All cattle were mouthedand pre-weighed and sold in weight ranges of 300-360kg, 361-420kg and 421-500kg classesfor both steers and heifers.

The judges wereRyan Brown, Smithfield Cattle Co, Geoff Garland, B&W, Moree, and LeoMcMahon.

Elders staff at the inaugural Dalby feeder sale and challenge are Ross Ruddell, Glen Waldron, Paul Holmes, Gwen Muller, Peter Fleming, George Reid, Andrew Cavanagh, Brendan Kelly, and Ashley Loveday.

In the300-360kg class steers averaged 304c/kg to top 330c. Heifers averaged 296c, topping at 304c. The winning steers were Santas shown by Jack McDonald, Goondiwindi, in a class sponsored by WildRiver Concrete. The winning heifers were Angus-cross fromElite Cattle Co, Meandarra, in a class sponsored by Allflex.

In the361-420kg class steers averaged 305c to top 330c.Heifers averaged295c to top 298c. The winning Santa steers were yarded byRussell andMarion Duncan, Dalby, in a class sponsored byOlssons. The winning heifers were shown byIvan andDonna Phipps, Meandarra, in a class sponsored by Tru-test.

Steers in the421-500kg class averaged300c topping at330c. Heifers averaged 286c for a top of 292c.Mark and Rachael Bice had a winning pen in a class sponsoredbyCoopers. The heifers were from Moongool Charolais, Yuleba, in a class sponsoredby Wild River Concrete.

The best pen of Santa steers class was Mark and Rachael Bice, while the heifers were shown by The Lithgow Partnership in classes sponsored byRosevale Santa Gertrudis.

AF&MF Douglas had the best pen of Droughtmaster cattle,sponsored by Clonlara Droughtmasters.

Merv andJune Slack and familyhad the best pen of Charolais cattle, sponsored by Elite Cattle Co.

Mark andRachael Bice also had the best pen of Angus cattle,sponsored by Valorbrook Angus.

Andrew Cavanagh from Elders said all of the regular feedlot buyers were active at the salewith extra buying support coming from Warwick and Walgett.

“The excellent line up of cattle sold to very strong competitionand vendors were rewarded for the quality on display,” MrCavanagh said.

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