Day: May 22, 2018

SIDS and Kids – A Red Nose Day for Grenfell

The SIDS stall in Main Street on Friday afternoon. Helping run the stall were (l/r) Kelly Nealon, who was the organiser, Christine Cuddihy and Colleen Nealon.SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.
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We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support; and advocacy.

In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident.

Sadly for many of these deaths there is no known cause.

For example, more than half the deaths of unborn babies during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy each year are unexplained.

SIDS and Kids works to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices.

Through evidence based community education we aim to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.

SIDS and Kids relies almost totally on the support of the community.

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Building creative Lithgow

The Rocking Horse Guy, Chris Wilcock from Portland, makes and sells bespoke handcrafted pieces. ■ Bathurst gallery has new look for exhibition
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■ Book Paints Portrait of Culture in Orange

■ Gallery: Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival

■ Blue Waters at Lake Cargelligo

Once driven by the pillars of the carbon economy – mining, power and manufacturing – the Lithgow region is diversifying and looking towards the creative industries to take the local economy forward.

Lithgow Councils’ Economic Development Officer Matthew Brewster said Lithgow has always been a place where people make things.

“Lithgow still provides the perfect location for practitioners in the creative industries,” he said.

“Many creative people including renowned artists, sculptors, designers and film makers live and work in the Lithgow area. The presence of creative industries are valued as indicators of a revitalising community and are recognised as powerful drivers of economic growth.”

As part of their drive to support this sector, Lithgow City Council has set up a website to help promote, network and resource local creative practitioners.

Developed in conjunction with the NSW Department of Trade and Industry, the “Lithgow Creatives” website came out of talks in 2011 with local practitioners on how to best promote and support their industries.

The creative industries includes visual arts and performers but also architecture, textiles, design, digital media, publishing and media, software and interactive game development, heritage, artisans, cultural tourism, advertising and marketing and film and TV.

Mr Brewster thinks Lithgow has a number of competitive advantages that makes it particularly attractive place to set up a creative business.

Businesses are well placed to take advantage of Lithgow’s location (especially its close access to Sydney), its links to transport, affordable housing and industrial premises, a relaxed lifestyle and an existing creative community.

These factors make it possible for people to live and work in the Lithgow area while having easy access to national and international markets.

Council support is also a key part of this mix, says Matthew Brewster.

“Lithgow Council has adopted a proactive ‘open for business’ attitude that welcomes and assists new businesses or practitioners coming into our region,” he said.

The new “Lithgow Creatives” website will be a free service for practitioners who are operating in the Lithgow Local Government Area and generating commercial returns from a creative industry. The site will showcase creative businesses with a service description and multiple images. A virtual gallery will feature temporary exhibitions from member practitioners. News, events and resources for the creative industry sector will be bill-boarded and practitioners and clients will be able to network through social media.

Greater visibility of the creative industries, Matthew Brewster said, could ultimately also change the very look of Lithgow’s main streets.

This is his vision of the future: “Our Main St Cultural Precinct would be filled with a cluster of creative industry practitioners with niche artisan shopfronts and gallery spaces. Students at the new and adjacent University of Western Sydney campus would have the opportunity to learn creative industry skills, creating an edgy and imaginative new cultural environment. New residents would be drawn to these lifestyle opportunities which in turn would create a population critical mass that would further attract new business investment and services into the Lithgow community.”

To list your business or practice on the new website, fill out an online Expression of Interest form at南京夜网, or pick up a brochure and form from Lithgow City Council’s customer service counter.

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Grenfell Golf News

Golf in Grenfell had a boost in interest last weekend when 18 players, i.e. 3 teams of 6 journeyed to Peak Hill to contest the Lachlan Valley Pennants.
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This was a very good contingent from Grenfell and it is pleasing that they didn’t come home empty handed.

The “B” grade handicap Pennant is hanging on the wall and also 2 of our younger players Jamie Logan and Steve Walker excelled to be runners-up in individual events.

This event left the weekend fields a little depleted but even so 10 golfers tee’d off last Saturday to play a stroke.

There was only 1 grade and Jono Baker ‘caviared’ them all with 69 net.

The next best was Peter Harris and Max Barr on 72 net and such was the hard going that Cec Aston was 3rd with 74 net.

All these 4 place getters won balls in the ball competition and there was no nearest the pin.

On Sunday there was only 5 players, just enough for a competition, and Chris Fletcher had it all together winning with 35 pts.

Brian Brown was close behind on 34 pts and Peter Harris filled 3rd place on 32 pts.

Chris and Brian were each awarded a ball and once again there was no nearest the pin.

Two matches were played in the match play knockout competition over the weekend resulting in a win for Jono Baker over Mark Loader 6 & 5 and Brian Brown over Eroll Perkins 3 & 1.

Thirteen Players turned up last Wednesday to play the usual stableford and here Brian Brown showed his superiority returning 36 pts.

Phil Simpson and Peter Harris shared 2nd place with 35 pts and Rob Holland came 3rd on 34 pts.

The ball competition went to Phil, Max, Parr, Steve, and Brain and Parr had the added distinction of being nearest the pin.

The main interest in golf this weekend centre around the Caragabal Open on Sunday.

A bus will be leaving the club around 8 am, it would be nice if intending users could make there intentions known.

On Sunday 30th June a Stroke round will be played and on Sunday 1st July a stableford is scheduled.

The following weekend we have the Grenfell Open tournament listed with a 4.B.B.B or Saturday and on Sunday it will be a 3 Man Ambrose.

With good weather it should be a great weekend.

The match and handicap Committee are requesting members to provide plate of cakes or slices if they can for this event on the Sunday.

A working bee has been organized for this Saturday morning to prepare the course for this open event.

All welcome, bring a few tools but mainly bring yourselves.

A further item of interest to come out of last Mondays meeting is the rescheduling of the 4 Ball Championships to July 22nd.

The 36 holes will be played on the one day.

More details later.

The tipping competition leaders are unchanged after 15 rounds, S McCann on 144 pts, Jim Myers and Greg Oliver on 143 Pts and C Brebner on 137 pts are still leading in the junior competitor.

Duty members for the Saturday Night Meat Market are Megan Starr and Eroll Perkins.


A great result from the W.D.L.G.A Sand Greens Teams Event held at Albert on June 7, one team of Jan Myers, Val Forsyth and Colleen Stevens were runners up on the day. Congratulations to you all.

All ladies had an enjoyable time, but there were no trophy winners at the Cowra Ladies Golf Tournament a fortnight ago.

Many thanks to you all for representing our club.

The Grenfell Men’s Open Tournament will be held on July 8 and our captain has asked that ladies please supply cakes and slices for morning tea and also for sweets after the lunch.

Please let Virginia know if you are going to provide something, and if you are able to help on the day.

Cooking can be left at the club or with Virginia.

A note to all lady golfers that the second round of the Ladies Championships will be held on Sunday July 29.

If this date is rained out the championships will then be held on Wednesday August 1.

Results from Last Week

On Wednesday June 20, five ladies played a stableford.

A Grade was won by Virginia Drogemuller with 31 points, Val Forsyth was second with 22 points.

Barbara O’Meally was the winner in B Grade with 27 points.

In C Grade Phillipa Baker was a narrow winner on 23 points over Jenny Nealon with 20 points.

There were no birdies, or nearest the pin.

Gobbles went to Jenny on 4th and Virginia on the 8th.

Saturday saw seven ladies tee off in the first round of the Ladies Championships combined with the third Monthly Medal Round.

A Grade Scores Virginia Drogemuller 68 nett, Jan Myers 69 nett, and Val Forsyth with 73 nett.

B Grade saw Barbara O’Meally with 80 nett.

C Grade scores were Lorette Walmsley with 76 nett, Phillipa Baker with 79 nett and Jenny Armstrong with 84 nett.

Monthly Medals winners were – Division 1 Virginia Drogemuller with 68nett, Division 2 Barbara O’Meally with 80 nett and Division 3 Lorette Walmsley with 76 nett.

Phillipa had a birdie on the 9th, and there were no gobbles and no nearest the pin.

On Sunday June 24 three pairs played in a 4BBB Par Event for the L Johnson and M Barr Trophy.

The winners of the trophy were Lorette Walmsley and Virginia Drogemuller with + 3, second was the team of Val Forsyth and Jenny Armstrong, and third were Shirley Mawhinney and Jan Myers.

Many thanks to Lorna and Marie for providing the trophy for this event.

Next Weeks Programme

Saturday a stableford is being played, while on Sunday a stroke for the W. D.L.G.A spoon event will be held.

To finish off the week a stableford will be played next Wednesday July 4.

Until next week, good golfing.

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Fill-ins help out at men’s night tennis

Four fill-ins were necessary to help out in Round 6 of the Men’s No 2 Winter Night Tennis Competition last Tuesday.
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Charles Harvey and Murray Mitton with the total of 26 games won the round, going through the night undefeated. Two of their sets finished at 4 all, their other three sets were 5/3, 8/0, 5/3. A good night for Charles and Murray.

Two other pairs, Steve Bowerman and Anthony Wilson and Stuart McKellar and Warren Schaefer were just two games behind winning 24 games. Stuart and his fill-in for Arnold Brown, Warren Schaefer lost their first set, 3/5, they then won 6/2, 4/4, 4/4, 7/1. Steve and Anthony played very consistent tennis throughout the round to score 6/2, 4/4, 6/2, 4/4, 4/4- a very good effort.

Grant Fisher and his fill-in for Hugh Moffitt, Leigh Taylor also played consistent tennis to record four 4 all’s but went down in a close match in their other set 3/5 to win a total of 19 games. Danny Joyce who filled in for Rod Freudenstein played with John Walmsley to win a total of 18 games. Ken Schaefer was a fill-in for Ian Jones and his partner for the night was Ken Norrie. They did not have the best of luck in their sets.

It was another awesome night of tennis for the men with seven matches resulting in 4-all- a great result.  Round 7 will be played next Tuesday night weather permitting.


The Cowra Tennis Club held its Annual Seniors Tennis Tournament last weekend and two Grenfell players, Michael Doyle and Phil Barr travelled across to take part. Phil Barr was most successful at the Tournament taking out a Division of the American Doubles. Phillip paired with Neville Thomas of Springwood to be runner-up in the Combined 120 Years Group of the Men’s Doubles. He then concluded the weekend, pairing with his partner, Cheryl  from the ACT to win the Combined 110 Years Mixed Doubles. Congratulation Phil on your success- well done.

On Sunday, July 1, the Grenfell/Cowra Intertown Tennis team will play West Wyalong.

This match which will be played at Cowra, will be a tough one to win so lets hope all players selected will make every effort to be available. Good luck!

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Grenfell Stingers Senior Soccer

Sunday last the Stingers were abuzz with anticipation at the thought of doing battle against the Tichborne Tigers who are the competition leaders. As we travelled to Parkes we were mindful of the score last time we met. We were thinking that if we could keep them to single figures we would be doing well. Fortunately we were able to field a full side.
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We took the field not knowing what to expect. The Tigers didn’t keep us guessing for too long. Mark was soon to be kept busier than a traffic cop in India. Within the first few minutes Mark’s keeping skills were put to the test. However, after ten minutes Mark succumbed to the barrage and Tigers scores their first goal. Five minutes later another one finds the back of the net.

The Stingers rallied and played good soccer for the rest of the first half. The forwards, Michael and Adam, along with the centres, Dan, Brad, Dave and Clare all worked hard to pressure the Tiger’s defense and show the Tigers they weren’t going to have it all their way. After 30 minutes the Tigers scored their third goal after which Gary was heard to say, “That was my fault.” It takes a big man to admit to such a thing, hey Gary. Even if it wasn’t Gary’s fault, we’d still blame him. The score at halftime was a fairly respectable 3-0.

The second half saw the Tigers score their fourth goal within five minutes. Ten minutes later they scored their fifth. 62 minutes into the match our goalkeeper was penalized with a hand ball offense. Figure that one out. Gary, Murray, Ben and Mitch formed a defensive wall, making sure to protect those bits that need protecting. Instead of trying to shoot through the wall, the Tigers decided to go around it and scored what turned out to be a very easy goal.

A few minutes, later Mitch thought he might get better acquainted with the good sort on the other team, but was rewarded with a yellow card. When he tried to justify his actions he was threatened with a red. A word of advice Mitch; keep your mind on the game. A few minutes later, the Tigers scored their seventh goal.

With about 15 minutes to go Ben, after having his usual solid game in the backs, thought he’d go up front for a rest. It was about this time that the Tigers changed their goalkeeper. Maybe this was our opportunity. With eight minutes to go, Michael had a cracking shot and found the back of the net in the top right hand corner. With five minutes to go, Michael pounced on a loose ball and once again was able to put the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net. Yea we scored, twice! Shortly afterwards the full time whistle went with 7-2 being the final score. Michael deservedly was voted player’s player.

Our next game is this Sunday at Top Lawson Oval with a 12:00 pm kick-off. All players will be available to sign autographs immediately following the match. Thanks once again to our sponsors, the Grenfell Bowling Club and to Lyle for providing sausages for our B.B.Q.

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Grenfell Junior Rugby Union Roundup

Under 7’s
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On a cold windy day we had all hands on deck for our first home game of the year. The team to take on Young in the first game was Alex, Rhys, Penny, Polly, Angus, Jake and Henry. The cold weather slowed our reaction time and  Young opened the scoring with the first try.

This kicked us into gear with some good runs by Penny and Alex lead to Henry scoring his first try for the year. From then on the game see sawed from on end to the other. Grenfell’s defence was holding strong with Rhys and Polly working hard in the front line and the Troth boys (Jake and Angus) cleaning up any misses with good cover defence. The good defence lead into some entertaining attack with Alex, Polly and Angus all crossing for a five pointer. By the end of the game all players deserved a well earned break and feed before we had to take on old rivals West Wyalong.

After a steak sandwich and cool drink it was time to take on the Pirates from west of the highway. This game proved that it is not only the senior grades that want to get the upper hand in this local derby with the young Panthers playing some fast expansive rugby. Polly and Penny are really getting the hang of the game and with some good runs they had the boys running in circles trying to catch them. Wyalong had a few more players then us so Jake and Henry thought that going straight and hard was the only way to go, this created some space for Rhys, Alex and Angus to cause Wyalong some headaches and score some good team tries. With  the time the full time whistle just about to sound, both sides out on their feet and  with the score board reading four to three Wyalong’s way Jake surprised them with a darting run down the blind side to level the scores up. Full time was called and all the players got a well deserved lolly. The team is really playing well together and are improving with every training run. Thanks must go to all the committee and parents who helped with getting the day and grounds ready for what was a great day of rugby.

The mighty McClintock under 9’s

On the 17th June the mighty McClintock under 9’s took to the new oval at the recently enhanced R.B Bembrick complex. It was a perfect day for rugby and the boy were looking forward to playing on their new home oval.

Harry was the captain for the 1st game of the day and it was against a highly spirited team from Temora. The boys to play on the day were Harrison Starr, Oscar Schaefer, Jackson Chapman, Tom Ray, George Mitten, Gus Kelly, William Harris, Harrison Nolan, Mac Bicknell and Joe Lander.

The boys as always played some fantastic running rugby with the bigger boys Tom, Harrison Starr and George setting the platform and the smaller boys supporting them very well. Both William and Harrison Nolan need to be commended on their cleaning out at the breakdown. The boys learnt a lot about the value of defence in this game with Gus and Mac showing everyone how to tackle and the rest of the team learning what happens if you don’t tackle. The score was 20 to 60 in Temora’s favour. The McClintocks big red tractor award for the game goes to Mac Bucknell for outstanding defence.

The 2nd game was against West Wyalong and George led the boys out onto the oval.

The was a bit of controversy prior to this game as I had to interrupt a very intense game of something that involved most of under 9’s climbing a willow tree in the far corner of the oval. After a tense stand of I was able to convince the boys that the tree would still be there after the game of football.

So with flared nostrils and a touch of defiance the boys took to the oval. The boys gave a much better defensive effort with all the boys following Gus and Mac’s lead.

The running game was strong as was the cleaning out and it was very pleasing to see the boys playing as a team, talking and supporting each other. Wyalong were short a player so the boys took turns to give then a hand which showed great sportsmanship. In the end it was 35 points to 25 Grenfell’s way. The McClintocks big red tractor award goes to Gus, not only was his defence outstanding but also his cleaning out.

Lachlan Fertilizers Under 11’s

The Lachlan Fertilizers under 11’s were first up on Sunday morning.

They played a spirited Temora Tuskers side on the new field, which was in great order thanks to Frank and a band of helpers.

The Panthers welcomed back Matt Gault who showed that he had lost none of his pace with some great runs. Tim Brown and Thomas Penfolds’ defence was a feature with some great tackles. Stirling, Hamish and Fletcher had the ball singing in the backline and Jai, Nathan and Will doing the hard work up the middle.

Jesse and Tom Robbo had a great first half with powerful straight running from Jesse. Tom Robbo displayed good defence.

The boys were right in the game but failure to move up in defence and missing one on one tackles gave the pace men from Temora to much room to move.

The second game against a fast West Wyalong was similar, with the boys dominating the ruck and maul. The Panthers were doing everything right, but when there was a turn over, lack of straight line defence and low tackling meant the zip zip men from Wyalong would score run away tries. To the boys credit they never gave up and showed great sportsmanship all day.

The boys playing to the end was rewarded with a great try under the posts to Fletcher. The boys that played for Wyalong when they were short showed the true rugby spirit, thanks to Jack, Hamish, Thomas and Tim.

The McClintock U/9’s Griffith match

With all weather reports predicting a cold and wet day we all arrived in Griffith to find a nice pleasant sunny day great for rugby.

Our first game was against Griffith and with only six players available this week we had to borrow some players from Griffith. Harrison Starr captained the team with the other team members being Harrison Nowlan, George Mitton, Gus Kelly, Tom Ray and William Harris.

The first half started at a quick pace with Griffith scoring two quick tries, the Grenfell team a bit unorganised playing with the borrowed players.

But then they started to play as a team and tries came to Tom Ray and Harrison Starr. Second half tries to George Mitton, Tom Ray and one of the borrowed players and some great tackling by Gus, William and Harrison Nowlan saw the half being an even game.

But the Griffith first half lead was too big to overcome, with the final score being Grenfell 25 Griffith 55 .The McClintock’s Big Red Tractor award for this game went to Harrison Starr.

Game two was against West Wyalong who only had six players as well. Each team borrowed one player.

Gus Kelly was captain for this game and leading by example, had an outstanding game in defence, tackling anything that moved. William Harris was getting involved, tackling and running the ball well. Harrison Starr was making many weaving runs and scored three tries.

George Mitton ran wide and down the side line to score his two tries along with Tom Ray who ran straight and hard for his two tries. Harrison Nowlan combined well with our borrowed player who scored two tries for our team.

Both teams were going try for try, but a big effort by Grenfell broke the dead lock giving us the win 45-40. The McClintock’s Big Red Tractor went to William Harris for this game. Hope to see you all at Grenfell on Sunday 17th for our home game.

This Sunday the Junior Panthers travel to Wagga for the inaugural mega Gala Day involving all clubs in the competition.

All games are played at the Connolly Rugby Complex.

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Grenfell Junior League Reports – June 23, 2012

Grenfell Junior League U/8’s players watching the ball sail over the crossbar against Condobolin at Condobolin recently were (l/r) Michael Smith, Ky O’Byrne, Riley Edwards, Tyler Byron, Mathew Lindsay, Bailey Edwards, Benji Reid and Lachlan Smith.McClintock  Machinery Under 7’s
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Last Saturday the McClintock under 7’swent to Forbes to take on Red Bend. The team on the day were Tyler Stevens, Joshua Clarke, Emily Edwards, Benji Reid, Hayden Reid, Jaxon Stock, Jonathon Smith, Dylan Beasley (captain) & Lachlan Smith.

The team showed some real talent with Tyler, Benji & Lachlan all scoring tries. Great tackling by Joshua on the day. Emily was enjoying the game, showing the boys how to run the ball hard. Jonathon & Jaxon also ran the ball hard into the defence. Hayden was showing some really great support for his team mates.

Dykhoff’s Bakery Under 8’s

Last Satruday the Dykhoff’s under 8’s went to Forbes to take on Red Bend. The team on the day were Zac Clarke, Tyler Byron, Bailey Edwards, Riley Edwards, Mathew Lindsay, Ky O’Byrne & Michael Smith. Backing up from the under 7’s was Benji Reid. Captained by Bailey who a great game with some good runs & being a tackle machine. With Riley scoring Two tries & Tyler scoring one the team was on fire. Zac showed his usual great team work. Ky & Michael were running the ball hard & Mathew was showing his great support for his team. A big effort was put in from Benji that already played a game on the day.

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Under 10s

The team to travel to Forbes to Red Bend Catholic College on Saturday was Kyle Mawhinney, Josh Smith, Jack Garrity, Harrison Starr, Nathan Wilson, Caleb Haddin, Rhys Minnick, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron & Riley Edwards.

In cool conditions the team played as well as they were let. Red Bend kicked the game off and with a strong run from Nathan and some great backup work from Jack & Kyle. Red Bend scored two quick tries. Kyle worked hard in defence. Caleb made some good runs. Rhys was a work horse in defence and running the ball up as was Nathan. The two try scorers for the day were Harrison & Jack. Kyle & Jack kicked the conversions.

We have a bye this week then holidays, so see you in a few weeks!

CJ Anderson & Co Under 12’s

This weeks’ team consisted of: Jarrad Wilson, Rhys Martens, Adam Hewen, Frazer Ryder, Mathew Ryan, Sam Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney, Lachlan Stevens, Jullian McAlister & playing up from the under 10’s were Jack Garrity & Nathan Wilson.

Our Grenfell boys ran onto the field ready to play what they knew would be a hard game against Red Bend. Red Bend kicked off for what turned out to be a long game for Grenfell, with the final score being Grenfell 4 – Red Bend 34. It was great to see Frazer turn up to support pink day, donning his pink footy socks that also matched his pink head gear. Sam made a couple of good runs this week along with a few handy tackles. Sam has grown so much as a player this season. Rhys was giving his all once again, trying his hardest to push through the Red Bend players, then giving what he got when it came to defending. Given half a chance, when Adam gets the ball he can e a good little runner, as tried to show during the game. Red Bend had a couple of bigger boys on their side, one in particular & it was great to see Grenfell coming together as a team every now & then to bring down those bigger players. Jack turned up once again for his second game of the day in full force with his mind set on making sure the opposition didn’t have an easy time getting over the line. Jarrad made a really nice run & unfortunately lost the ball, but Frazer was there to scoop it up. Not long after Jarrad covered great distance towards the try line then passed the ball to Aaron, allowing him to get the ball over the line for the under 12’s first & only try for the day. Great team work Jarrad! The conversion by Frazer wasn’t meant to be. Aaron had an all round good game, getting involved throughout. Matty & Jullian were good support players for the day. The support players are a vital part of the team, without them there would be no team. Lachlan was in a bit of everything during the game, giving his all. The under 12’s always appreciate it when Nathan plays his second game for the day for them, bringing his skills & strength with him



The players who took to the field for this week’s game against Red Bend were: Dan Harveyson, Taz Harding, Hugh Matthews, Robert Ryan, Taran Stewart, Henry Hunt, Zachary Starr, Alec Abbott, Joshua Edwards, David Parsons, Sean King, Connor Brebner, Ben Hancock and Josh Knight. Jordan Verde played up from the Under 14s.

Red Bend kicked off and our boys were defending well. Another classic chase and tackle by Dan to stop a Red Bend try but they managed to slip through on the next set of six to score first. The boys were really keeping the pressure on and pushing Red Bend back. Henry was making some impressive tackles and Robert made a long zigzag run looking for gaps in the Red Bend defence. Eventually it was Ben Hancock who found the soft spot in the Red Bend line and went in to score Grenfell’s first try of the game. His try was converted by Henry.

The boys were behind at half time but they came out fighting. The pressure was so great that they forced a lot of Red Bend errors. Zach grabbed a loose ball from the ground and Connor and Sean ran it to close to the line. Josh Edwards scooted from dummy half to try and score but was held up. Another set of six and Sean passed to Hugh who took it close to the line. Alec nearly pushed his way over the try line. Finally Grenfell scored again when Dan got the ball and streaked up the sideline. Hugh was unlucky when his kick bounced off the goalpost and straight back at him. Connor had a go at running up the other sideline to score but Red Bend had his number. The final score was 22 to 10. Grenfell didn’t win but they learned a lot about this team that will help them when they meet again later in the season when, hopefully, Grenfell will be victorious!

Don’t forget our “Rock n Roll Christmas in July” which will be held at the Country Club on July 14. The “Midnight Drifters” are a band based in Sydney that play the 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll circuit, with music from Chuck Berry, The Mavericks, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, Shakin Stevens and many more. Dress up is optional but encouraged to add to the atmosphere  of what is sure to be a fun night for all.

The night will kick off with a scrumptious two course meal in the spirit of the festive season, to be served in what could easily be mistaken for a dining room straight from the North Pole.

Afterwards you can dance late into the night to the first class live entertainment from the “Midnight Drifters”  Santa will be running a free courtesy Bus for all those who like to have a jolly time.  Tickets are $30.00 each and available from Louisa’s Locker, Caltex Service Station, Henry Lawson High School and CJ Anderson until the 28th June. Enquires can be made to Rita Mawhinney on 63432459, Cindy Brebner 63431521 or Lorraine Harveyson 63432131. So come along for a fun night out and support your local Junior League!!

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Rugby Club “Ladies Day” – RB Bembrick Field, Saturday June 23

Danielle McAlister with her huge collection of Soy Candles that was available for sale. Definitely dressed for the occasion and adding a touch of glamour to the glitz was Sonia Ingall.
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Last Saturday the Grenfell Rugby Club Inc hosted its annual Ladies Day event at R B Bembrick field and this year raised funds in aid of CanAssist – The Cancer Assistance Network.

A better day could not have been asked for with the sun shining and plenty of ladies about the clubhouse. The ladies were pampered and spoilt, with Katherine Neill and Rachel Eppelstun on hand to make them look and feel extra special and Danielle McAllister displaying some of her delicious smelling candles all of her own creation. As well as that the ladies were treated to plenty of cocktails and scrumptious food from the Criterion Hotel to tempt their taste buds.

Auctions and a wonderful raffle with an array of donated prizes were on offer with an abundance of supporters getting involved on the day and putting their dollars towards helping a worthy charity. Many local businesses and individuals must be thanked for their generous contributions towards the day that could not have been a success without them.

Orange Helicopters, Grenfell Pharmacy, Reids Thrifty Link Hardware, Grenfell Quality Meats, DA Yates Photography & Design, Louisa’s Locker, Bella Rose Beauty Therapy, Vavoom Hair Studio – Rachel Eppelstun, Egoista – Katherine Neill, Lachlan Fertilizers, The Grenfell Post Shop, Jan Parlett, Ardee, Danielle McAllister, Bromar Engineering, Crutchers IGA & Mark Crutcher, CanAssist Grenfell, The Criterion Hotel & Melissa Anderson, The Australian Rugby Union, The Grenfell Rugby Club Committee & The Panthers Supporters.

A little over $2,500 was raised for CanAssist on the day and will be given to the Grenfell Branch of CanAssist to help the members of our local community that are suffering the terrible effects of cancer. A special thank you is extended to Michelle Rohan and Andrew Hooper of the local CanAssist Branch who contributed auction items for the day and for the fantastic work they do in our community.

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Weddin Whispers “Heard it through the Grapevine” with Deidre Carroll

Lisa Baker with many of her family and friends at her “naughty forty’ birthday celebrations. Rhys Reid (who celebrated his 21st Birthday) with  (L-R) his parents Carolyn and Trevor and Brook and Sharon Eppelstun.
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Winter certainly arrived with some big frosts and wet weekends, but with the winter solstice already passed (June 21) the days should begin to get longer once again.

The big frosts have not been very kind to the gardens and lawns, but at least we can have a little break from mowing.

Wimbledon: No doubt ardent tennis fans saw our Samantha Stoser win her first round on Monday evening.

Unfortunately at this stage no other ‘Aussies’ have achieved this.

Black Caviar kept most of us out of bed on Saturday night to prepare us for late nights/early morning to watch the tennis and after that the Olympic Games.

Birthdays: What a fortnight it has been for ‘special birthdays’!

Happy 98th: Congratulations to Thora Reeves who was born on June 25 1914.

Thora celebrated an early 98th birthday with her two sons Harvey (Perth) and Ross (South Coast).

Close family members and friends including Bruce Clifford, Liz and Murray Napier from Young, Loriss Napier, Sandra Halls, Robert and Lynell Reeves, Jean Burns and Nancy Jones attended the Saturday lunch at the Happy Inn Chinese Restaurant.

One funny side to the celebration was that Ice Cream Birthday Cakes don’t keep too well in a normal refrigerator!

Another OBE: Last Sunday, June 24, Aub Beasley celebrated his 80th birthday at the Albion Hotel dining room with his nieces, nephews and close friends. One niece travelled from Cootamundra to help celebrate.

The dining room was decorated in red and green, the colours of his beloved South Sydney Rabbits.

After blowing out his birthday candles, Bill Rudd presented Aub with an OBE (Over Bloody Eighty) certificate and spoke of their friendship over many years. A lovely afternoon was had by all who attended.

Sixties Celebrations: Former local girls Gail (Hall) Smith, from Dural, Monica (Smith) Rolls from Canberra, Lynne (Light) Shaw from Geurie and Rhonda (Bush) O’Brien from Cowra returned home to celebrate their 60th birthdays last weekend.

Gail’s husband Ray, her sister Lexie Cassidy from Boggabri and her brother Mark Hall were in attendance as well as Lynne’s friend Terry Lemon (Geurie), Alison Knowles and Robert and Carole Baldwin to help them celebrate at Fettler’s Restaurant on Saturday evening.

21 Again: Val Forsyth was taken to dinner by her work colleagues on Tuesday evening to celebrate her ‘21 again’ birthday.

They all enjoyed a night of fun, food and fellowship to mark this milestone.

Naughty Forty: Lisa Baker was afforded a surprise 40th birthday party on Saturday afternoon June 16 at the Railway Hotel by her daughter Katelin and son Sam and Lisa’s fiancé Eric Brown and his daughter Mya.

Guest including her parents Kim and Pauline Davidson from Milvale and brother Alan and his wife Kelly Davidson from Canberra, sister Ailsa and her husband Mark Aitcheson and family from Albury, Aunty Wendy and her husband Neil Alderman from Melbourne and friends Zo and Dave Appleby from Canberra joined in the festivities.

Twenty First: Approximately forty family and friends attended the 21st birthday party held on Saturday Evening at Fettler’s Restaurant at the Railway Hotel to help Rhys Reid celebrate.

As well as his parents Carolyn and Trevor, siblings Jake and Nicole, his girlfriend Brooke Eppelstun and special guests – his Godparents Cath and Paul O’Brien were in attendance.

Sincere Sympathy: Sincere Sympathy is extended to the families of the late Col Monger and Beryl Clifford both of Grenfell who passed away recently.

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From the Lions Den

John ‘Sid’ Brandt (C) with his father and sponsor  Lion John Brandt (L) was inducted into Lionism by President of the Grenfell Lions Club Lion Rodney O’Neill The  2012 Henry Lawson Festival Queen, Danielle Schneider who was sponsored by the Grenfell Lions Club on her float in the procession.
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New member: At a recent Lions Dinner meeting President Rodney O’Neill had the pleasure of inducting John ‘Sid’ Brand into Lionism.

Sid, son of Lions Noelene and John Brand who were inducted into the Grenfell Lions Club in April was sponsored by his dad John.

Following his induction Lions Sid was welcomed into the Club by members with the traditional ‘Lions Roar’.

Sid, who recently purchased a home in Grenfell with his partner and young family, said he looks forward to serving the community through Lionism and hope to see a lot more young people joining the club.

Festival Queen: All members of the club were very proud of their Queen Entrant Danielle Schneider who was crowned Festival Queen at the concert on Friday evening June 8.

As well as being crowned Festival Queen, Danielle and the Club raised the fantastic amount of $10,800 of which the Festival received 15%.

This amount does not include the Gold Sponsorship of $1350 donated by the Grenfell Lions Club to assist with the general running of the Festival, an Art Prize and the Woodchops.

Danielle and the Lions Club wish to thank the members of the community and the Principal, Staff and Students at St Joseph’s School for their support with fundraising, which included a street stall, various wood raffles, a hot seafood dinner and numerous meat raffles.

The student at St Joseph’s held a very successful cake stall to support their teacher Miss Schneider and also acted as her Queen’s Court in the procession.

Funds raised will go towards a children’s playground to be installed at the Grenfell Railway Station.

Donations: Following a very successful day at the fantastic Pinnacle Guinea Pig Races on the Festival Sunday, the Club has generously donated $200 to their committee.

A donation of $200 has also been made to local Salvation Army for their Red Shield Appeal.

The Lions Mini Lotto Jackpot continues to grow and as of Thursday June 21 had reached $5268, with the five number jackpot standing at $203.

Results are published each Wednesday in the Grenfell Record Classifieds.

Members of the community are advised that all numbers 1-20 are included in the draw.

If you have not tried your luck in this promotion just look for a large yellow box in Reid’s Hardware, Dykhoff’s Bakery, Lyle Walker’s Family Butchery, Caltex Service Station, all Hotels and the Bowling Club. The cost is $1 per game or $2 for the full ticket and all you now have to do is to pick 6 numbers from 1 to 20. The draw is held at 6.30pm approx in each of the participating licensed establishments in rotation every Thursday.

You do not have to leave it until that day to enter as tickets are on top of each box and can be put in any day. Best of luck with your investment in the competition and thank you for supporting the Grenfell Lions Club, who in turn are able to support local charities from funds raised.

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