November, 2018

Stuart High School year 10 graduationPHOTOS

Stuart High School’s year 10 students donned their best attire for the 2014 graduation.
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Stuart High School year 10 graduation | PHOTOS Bec May and Toni Hosking.

Rachael Anderson and Hannah Ramsden.

Rachael Anderson and Hannah Ramsden.

Honnay Webb and Ryan Green.

Honnay Webb and Ryan Green.

Tyler Bentley, Ryan Green and Billy Willson.

Jamie Thomas and Brooke McHugh.

Emily Timms, Kate Tapley and Christina Graml.

Emily Timms, Kate Tapley and Christina Graml.

Yolanda Croft and Lena Taylor.

Yolanda Croft and Lena Taylor.

Lachlan Blayney and Rachel Lawson.

Lachlan Blayney and Rachel Lawson.

Tennyson Frost and Jeremy James.

Levi Bartel and Michael Van Wageningen

Levi Bartel and Michael Van Wageningen

Brandon Appleton, Sam Lockhart, Keith Daniel

Will Wingfield, Tamy Pond and Frank Trevorrow

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Our week behind the lens: Photos

Our week behind the lens: Photos BEGA: Flooding covered many parts of Bega and the surrounding district after more than 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours. Photo courtesy of the NSW SES Bega unit.
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PAMBULA :Pambula oyster farmer Greg Carton is counting the cost of Saturday’s flooding rain which has shut the harvest just weeks out from what is traditionally the busiest time of the year for his business – Christmas.

ON TOUR: Bay Post/Moruya Examiner editor Carmen McIntosh, James Bennett from ABC Canberra, Unity Mining managing director Andrew McIllwain, Araluen resident and Coastwatchers representative Peter Cormick, Majors Creek residents Richard Pearce and Damien Bigg, Eurobodalla resident and Coastwatchers representative Julia Mayo-Ramsay, Araluen resident David Lever and Brett Corven from Eurobodalla Shire Council were flowed to Tasmania to see how Unity Mining plans to use cyanide for processing at its Majors Creek mine.

PAMBULA: Local horses had to be led out of flooded paddocks after toreential rain last weekend.

BODALLA: The Tuross River flooding over the weekend damaged roads west of Bodalla.

NOWRA: Renee Kennedy from Callala Bay with fellow Tour the T competitors Jesse Wright, Dale Watson, Grant Hatchman, Kurt Simpson, Chris Mason, James Nicoll, Greg and Hamish Rose, Alison Rose, front Kristy Hoffman, Christine Stone, Makenna McGregor, JD Byrne and Kynlie McGregor, at HMAS Albatross.

NERRIGUNDAH: Deb Threllfall reported the river went up so fast that Tyrone Bridge was 4.5m underwater. This is the view of Nerrigundah’s Gulph Creek – bridge flooded and some of the road is washed away beneath that flow.

PAMBULA: Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast and Samaritan Shop co-founder John Liston with Pambula Public School’s McAlpin brothers, Harry, 12, Rory, 10, and Bobby, 7, and the school’s cow which has become the symbol of the annual fundraising venture.

EDEN: Eden Mussels owner Erick Hyland pulls up a line at the company’s mussel farm in Twofold Bay. Photo: Blake Foden.

NOWRA: Six Shoalhaven beaches will have extended dog off-leash areas over summer. Melissa McManus from Woollamia and Smoothy the Wonderdog love a walk on the beach.

MERIMBULA: Celebrating at Liz McCormick’s retirement party at the Waterfront Cafe, Merimbula on Friday, December 5. Barb Aggenbach, left, retiring editor of the News Weekly, Liz McCormick, Daryl Dobson and Ross McCormick.

BATEMANS BAY: A herd of walking frames awaits owners partying at the Arches Christmas lunch. Arch Graham started the event 40 years ago in Victoria and his daughter, Trish Sweeney, left, and her husband Leon, travelled from Traralgon to celebrate on Wednesday. Mr Graham’s granddaughter, Rachael, started the tradition in Batemans Bay 15 years ago, roping in Andrew, back left, and Jim Johns, to help.

EDEN: The owner of a yacht that sank at its mooring in Quarantine Bay around a fortnight ago has been directed to remove it from the bay. Photo: Blake Foden.

BEGA: Flooding covered many parts of Bega and the surrounding district after more than 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours. Photo courtesy of the NSW SES Bega unit.

EDEN: Theresa McGovern, Joyanne McGovern and Gennaveve McGovern Pryor say they received nothing but encouragement and positive feedback from Bega Valley Shire Council in their attempt to open a new food business on Imlay Street, until they were handed a seven-page list of required works out of the blue a fortnight ago. Photo: Blake Foden.

EDEN: Forestry Corporation of NSW senior field ecologist Peter Kambouris with a southern brown bandicoot. ©Parks Australia. Photo: Andrew Tatnell.

SHELLHARBOUR: Andrew Munro, Jessy Tonge, Beau Gillis, Santa, Toby Johnson, Hannah Strong and Alison Borjeson helping out at the Rural Fire Service’s Santa on The Streets in Oak Flats. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

MORUYA: Deua Rivercare canoeists fear their water supply is at risk if gold processing goes ahead at Majors Creek. From left, Clay Stafford, Alan Rees, Alison Walsh and Wendy Jones.

KIAMA: Kiama Lifeguard supervisor Andy Mole and Lifeguard Dan Vrckoski are prepared for the beach peak season. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

BATEMANS BAY: North Street Café owner operator Drew Tweedie with NSW Shadow Small Business Minister Adam Searle and Bega Labor candidate Leanne Atkinson.

TATHRA: One-hundred pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School Years 3-6 take part in a Surf Educators International program at Tathra Beach on Tuesday.

EDEN: Proudly accepting their Excellence in Eden Business Awards are (back, from left) Chris Ceder for Con Castrissios, Robert Brown on behalf of Browns Butchery, Bobby Maher, Steve Skeers on behalf of J Michelin & Son, Jack Dickenson for himself and the Eden Killer Whale Museum, (middle, from left) Lisa Newling on behalf of Sapphire Coast Golf School, Gail Ward, (front, from left) Loraine Lambert on behalf of Sapphire Coast Golf School, Shannon Woloshyn on behalf of the Eden Visitor Information Centre, Bronwyn Schmich, Kayla Denham, and Simone Griffiths and Georgie Staley on behalf of Georgie’s Fine Jewellery. Photo: Peter Smith.

EDEN: Magnet journalist Blake Foden (right) accepts the Pat Riggs Cadet Journalist of the the Year award from Terry Hunter OAM. Photo: Amanda Stroud.

BATEMANS BAY: Port Kembla’s Anil Kumar was happy to be breath-tested north of the Batemans Bay bridge. Batemans Bay Highway Patrol officer Senior Constable Matt Berry and his team will be joined by officers from Sydney over summer in Operation Safe Arrival.

BATEMANS BAY: Dr Graham Anderson and his wife and former practice manager Gai, photographed in August 2012, shortly after his retirement.

KIAMA: The Sebel Harbourside Kiama general manager Ali Hnaien and Trivago public relations manager Bianca Delbao. Kiama has rated highly in the Australian Hotel Ranking and Reputation list for 2014 Picture: BRENDAN CRABB

SHELLHARBOUR: Shellharbour Squash Club members Joanne Stone, Adam Bolton and Tina Mason are not happy Shellharbour Club closed its squash courts more than five months earlier than expected. Picture ELIZA WINKLER

TOWAMBA: The Towamba River has fallen back below the Towamba Bridge, after having been flooded over the weekend following heavy rainfall. Photo: Kimberley Dodd.

ULLADULLA: Intensive Care Paramedic Matthew Potter and Ulladulla Paramedic Station Officer Michael Mastronardi were presented with the Commissioner’s Commendation for Courage bravery medals after disarming and then treating a man in Manyana in June.

BATEMANS BAY: Sisters Rosie and Kat Culic were on a learning curve about the backs and fronts of hats, but graduated yesterday with flying colours from the University of Wollongong in Batemans Bay.

BEGA: NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres (centre) visited Bega and met with the Far South Coast Rural Fire Service team.

BEGA VALLEY: Captain Karen Harrison (left) with Lieutenant Lesley Newton at the Salvation Army’s emergency assistance Christmas party this week. Captain Harrison is due to finish up her five years in the Bega corps early next month.

BATEMANS BAY: Eurobodalla Floor Coverings proprietor Bill Donnelly was disgusted with the manner of a Telstra employee in the wake of lengthy communication outages due to last week’s storms.

COBARGO: University of Wollongong Bega campus student Carly Wotton McMahon attends her graduation ceremony on Wednesday with newborn daughter Odette.

BEGA: All sport in the Bega district was called off on the weekend after considerable rain and flooding.

BEGA: Several vehicles and their drivers had to be plucked from floodwaters despite signs saying roads were closed, to the disappointment of local police and emergency services. Photo courtesy of the NSW SES Bega unit.

TATHRA: Bega pupils Heath Goldberg-Otton and Josie Pearson get set for a paddle as part of a surf safety program.

KIAMA: Kiama Vinnies volunteers Bronwyn Petersen, Jane Creagan and Chris Stewart are expected to be busy as Christmas approaches. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

NOWRA: Hundreds of jolly red participants turned up for this year’s Huksisson Santa Ride. Despite the wet weather they had a wonderful time. Check back later for the full story. Photo HAYLEY WARDEN.

MOLLYMOOK: Sebastion Diver (first place) and Thomas James compete in the six years flags at Sangropers on Mollymook Beach. Photos: LISA HARDWICK.

ULLADULLA: Luke Thomas from Circus 35 South has been accepted into the elite National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in Melbourne.

ULLADULLA: Ulladulla Community Resource Centre volunteer Chris Bradley and Bawley Point Kioloa Ladies Let’s Do Lunch members Helen Nelson and Moira Heath give out the tasty Christmas treats at the Community Resource Centre food stall.

POTATO POINT: Long-term Potato Point resident Maree Alexander surveying the extent of clearing of national park near her home. Residents have hit back after an article appeared in the Sun Herald saying residents wanted a large firebreak around the settlement. According to the Potato Point Group, this claim bears little relation to the truth and the article contributed nothing to the resolution of what has been a difficult issue and a difficult year for Potato Point.

BODALLA: Bodalla’s Mike Bender is sick of people dumping rubbish in the bush on Big Rock Road, Bodalla.

NAROOMA: The Narooma Streetscaping Project launch has been cancelled due to the weather forecast this weekend. The launch, including an appreance and free ice-creams from the Paddle Pop Lion, was planned for this Saturday, December 13, but Eurobodalla Shire Council will reschedule the event to celebrate in February 2015.

EDEN: The case against 54-year-old Eden man Terrance Elfar and two others has collapsed due to police errors. The men were on trial for allegedly importing 400kg of cocaine on a yacht in 2010.

MORUYA: Flooded farmland on North Head Road, just outside Moruya, provided a new testing ground for a flock of pelicans on Sunday.

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Bendigo babies – 13.12.14

Bendigo babies – 13.12.14 PIANTA: Heathcote couple, Una and Daniel Pianta, are excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Dominic Danny Aaron Pianta. Dominic was born on December 5 at St John of God Hospital Bendigo.
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BRADY: Michelle and Matt Brady are proud to introduce to family and friends, Jack Thomas Brady. Jack was born on December 7 at St John of God Hospital Bendigo. He is the couple’s first child.

de GILLE: Flynn Robert de Gille are the names chosen by thrilled parents, Jodie and Raoul de Gillle. Flynn was born on December 4 at St John of God Hospital Bendigo. He is the couple’s first child.

FITZPATRICK: White Hills couple, Steph and Jayden Fitzpatrick, are excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Samuel John Fitzpatrick. Samuel was born at St John of God Hospital Bendigo on December 8.

HICHINBOTHAM: Deborah and Rohan Hichinbotham, of Strathfieldsaye, are excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Tyler Thomas James Hichinbotham. Tyler was born on December 10.

BUTTON/JOHNSON: Wynona Button and Zedakiah Johnson, of Strathdale, are delighted to announce the arrival of their first child, Zedakiah Matthew Alfred Button Johnson. Zedakiah was born on December 8 at Bendigo Health.

MASON: Shellie and Philip Mason are excited to welcome to their family, Joshua Anthony Mason. Joshua was born on November 27 at St John of God Hospital Bendigo. A brother for Christopher, 4.

VAN DEURSE/McGRATH: Jackie van Deurse and David McGrath, of Bendigo, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Tai Claude Scott McGrath. Tai was born on December 8 at Bendigo Health.

SINGE: Ella Mae Singe are the names chosen by excited parents, Rhiannon and Michael Singe, of Eaglehawk. Ella was born on December 10 at Bendigo Health.

HARTLEY/WARREN: Jordan Hartley and Tom Warren are thrilled to introduce to friends and family, their daughter, Isla Rose Warren. Isla was born on December 10 at Bendigo Health. She is the couple’s first child.

HILLS/WEST: Kangaroo Flat couple, Courtney Hills and Dylan West, are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Indiana Jayde West. Indiana was born on December 9 at Bendigo Health.

McLOUGHLIN/WINGFIELD: Petra McLoughlin and Chris Wingfield, of Wedderburn, are thrilled to welcome to their family, Mabel Joy Wingfield. Mabel was born on December 8 at St John of God Hospital Bendigo. A sister for Aidan, 5.

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On the starting blocks – Grenfell Swimming Club News l photo

This large group of Swimming Club members are getting ready for their events and listening to their instructions for the evening last Friday, December 5. The December meeting was full of discussion surrounding various issues and upcoming events. The committee wishes to pass on especially:
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Some good news – a grant submission prepared by Liz Robinson has been successful. We will purchase lockers in the New Year which will be very handy for swimming club members and anyone who uses the pool.

Some important information – regarding who can be at the pool on Friday nights. The pool is not open to the public after 6pm on Fridays. Only registered club members and their parent/carer who is responsible for them, as well as siblings and family, can be there.

Can I bring my friend who is not part of swimming club?

If your friend is not part of swimming club they should not be there. If they are with you on a club night, they must be under the direct supervision of your parent/carer.

Some organizational matters – Swimming club will run as normal on Friday 19th December. This will be a short season as the pool is closing early in March, so although the Christmas Carnival is on, we will continue as normal. All those with little children might find that it fits in quite nicely – once the swims are over then you can join in the fun in the park!

Friday 26th December – No swimming club. Christmas break

Friday 2nd January – Swimming club resumes

Monday (evening) 26th January – Australia Day Pool Party.

Timekeeper/raffle roster for 12th December:

Fenton, Heathcote, Hughes (M& M), Ewers, Johnson (M&R), Schaefer, Bruce

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Kids shine at awards night

The Bowning Public School Awards night was a resounding success on Monday night. Photo: Supplied.The show of family, friends and community support was outstanding on Monday evening at the Bowning Public School Presentation Night. Awards were presented to students, in a speech Marnie Pack, the 2014 P&C President, summed up the meaning of a community; harmony, spirit and respect are the words that rang through. Speeches by Clare Pritchard and this year’s school captains were heart-warming and extremely positive. The students’ performance was well-rehearsed and enjoyed by all. Congratulations to Bowning School for providing a wonderfully respectful and well-presented evening.
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Today the students will travel to Thomas Eccles Retirement Home and Horton House to perform Christmas carols for the residents, this I know is a day the residents certainly look forward to.

Ringing of the bell on Wednesday at 2.45pm will farewell Sophie Bingley, Oliver Crosby, Shyenne Collier, James Hartwick, Alarna Pack-McLucus and Cory Mann who will be heading off to high school in 2015, best wishes for a new and exciting future.

On Sunday there will be a fundraising meeting at the Bowning Hotel events area at 3pm. This meeting will discuss fundraising ideas to help raise money for Mel Callow for medical treatment and all further expenditures. Mel is a well-loved resident and so much warmth, love and support has been shown since the shocking news came to public knowledge. Mel has been diagnosed with lung cancer, she has two beautiful children a devoted husband and a loving family and this is why the community is determined to support Mel in every way they know how. If you too would like to join in and discuss ideas for fundraising please come along and be involved. If you would privately like show your support please leave your ideas in writing for the organisers to read and follow up. Thank you.

Sponsors and Members Day is back on this Saturday at the Bowning Oval. Due to wet weather last weekend the day was postponed but all is looking good and the Buffs are ready to go.

As a tradition the Bowning Kids Christmas is happening again. Our kids are blessed with a community who wish to celebrate Christmas in true kids party style. Santa will pay a visit giving gifts to the children whose parents/caregivers have contacted his appointed head Elves before-hand only. There will be fun with old school games and the ever famous tractor ride. Remember if you wish for your child/children to attend please contact 0434 400 909 or 0423 771 304 to avoid disappointment.

To have an event such as this in our little village is a blessing, not only do we all get to sing along with our favourite carols we also get to see and hear our younger community sharing their love and knowledge of Christmas. Chairs will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring along your picnic blankets and chairs. A barbecue and delicious coffee will be available for all. The event starts at 6pm on Tuesday, with the carols starting at 6.30pm at the St James Church Grounds. If weather isn’t pleasant the Carols will take place at the Community Village Hall. Call 0427 976 112 for more.

The Post and Rail Entry way is taking shape, the gates are being made up and installation will be a turning point for this project. There will be new trees and a ‘Maintenance Program’ is being organised. It is all coming together and a big thank you Jamie Miners for volunteering his time to build the Post and Rail Entry and organising the gates and signs.

Keep Well To All

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