Day: June 5, 2018

Grenfell Darts News

The jubilant  Show No Mercy dart team following their win over the Railway Hotel last week. (B -L-R) Lain Thiel, Pam Hutson, Sharon Saye, Sylvia Butcher, Mary Fanning and (F) Deidre Carroll, Laurel Scheimer and Sharyn Bradtke.The Show No Mercy dart team Hotel with a game start challenged the Railway Hotel for the dart cup on July 18 in the ‘family feud’ night.
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The Show No Mercy team of Sylvia Butcher, Sharon Saye, Laurel Scheimer, Mary Fanning, Lain Thiel, Pam Hutson, Deidre Carroll and Sharyn Bradtke was up against Chock Handcock, Greg Saye, Jeff Gardner, Dave Thiel, Colleen Handcock, Tony Fenech, Terry Knight and Barry Bradtke.

The Railway won the first game of 301 with Chock and Greg (X5) defeating Sylvia and Greg’s wife Sharon Saye to make the score 1 all.

The girls went on to win the next three games of 301 with Laurel (X12) and Mary defeating Jeff and Dave, Pam (X1) and Lain defeating Colleen and Tony and Deidre (X10) and Sharyn Bradtke defeating Terry and Sharyn’s husband Barry.

With their game start the girls now led by 4 games to 1.

As you can imagine, the girls were quite (quiet – not likely) excited at this stage.

Greg (X18) with his second double for the night and Chock showed no mercy against Sharon and Sylvia and won the first game of 501.

Mary(X5) and Laurel followed suit with their second win over Dave and Jeff.

Tony (X7) and Colleen reversed their first round loss with a win over Pam and Lain as did Barry (X6) and Terry over Sharyn and Deidre to bring the score to a respectful five games to four in favour of the girls.

The silence was deadly in 701 with Chock, Greg, Jeff and Dave up against Sylvia, Sharon S, Laurel and Mary.

This game see-sawed with some very high scoring, many oohs and aahs, nail biting, the Railway team feeling the pressure and both teams vying for that elusive double, eventually all Laurel’s practice with ‘Cougar’ the Pizza Man paid off and the Show No Mercy girls defeated the Railway six games to four.

Thank you to Colleen and Chris Handcock who filled in at short notice for the Railway who had a few players unable to play owing to sickness.

Although the Show No Mercy Team has had some very close encounters over many years, this is the fourth time they have actually won the cup.

Top scorer for the Railway was Barry Bradtke on 140 plus one double, Greg Saye jagged two doubles and scored a tonne and 92 followed by Chock on 100 and 98 and Colleen on 89.

All the girls played well for Show No Mercy with Laurel jagging two doubles and the most important one the last one to win the game and a top of 74 twice, Mary scored 85 and 81and jagged a double, Pam scored 88 and one double and Deidre scored 83 and one double.

As the Show No Mercy team is also sponsored by the Railway Hotel, the game tonight July 25 will be played at the Railway with the Royal Hotel being the challengers.

The Bowling Club will challenge on August 1 followed by the Albion Hotel on August 8 and the Country Club August 15.

Good darting…. Double Half

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CWA Day Branch news

President Esma Baker welcomed a large number of members and we commenced our meeting with the singing of our Anthems and reciting of our Motto.
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Secretary Judy Mitton gave her report and Treasurer Robyn Logan gave her report.

Several members attended the International and Cultural Day at Cowra, the day was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Members supplied goodies for the MPS Birthday Party and enjoyed chatting with the residents on June 29.

An invitation was received to attend an Awareness Day, but no members were able to attend.

A thank you was received from the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts for a donation to same.

An invitation was received to the United Hospital Auxiliary annual meeting on Wednesday August 15 at 2pm.

Three members will attend.

Mavis Drogmuller gave the shop report thanking all workers, especially for the support over the long weekend.

Robyn Logan reported all shop workers are covered by insurance regardless of age.

Sonia Groen our Ag and Environment Officer gave us another informative report which was an extract from the book “Rich Land, Waste Land”, which informs readers of the effect of coal mining in the Gloucester Valley and how it is affecting the small towns.

Sharon Munro and government said if residents and owners don’t want to move they have to live with the dust, dirt and polluted water.

Delegates were nominated for the conference to be held in Harden on October 22.

The next council meeting will be held in Young on August 6, and the guest speaker will be Fiona Simpson, President of the NSW Farmers Association. All members are invited.

Our Branch International Day will be held on August 2 at the Railway Hotel, a short meeting will precede the luncheon at 12pm.

Names on list at Craft Shop please, cost is $20 per person.

Our Awareness Day will again be held at the Grenfell Show.

Members will arrange a display on Thursday August 30.

Just a reminder that our next meeting is on August 2, all welcome.

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Wotzon in Grenfell

Wednesday – July 25
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Grenfell Public School Kindy Parents Open Day – 9.30pm

Knit, Natter & Nibble – Library – all knitters welcome – a great charity event -10am

Men’s Shed Open – next to Railway Station – 10am till 3pm – for access by arrangement for all other times ring 0427-317-902

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants meeting – Melyra St Rooms – 11am

Grenfell Playgroup – Grenfell Public School – 10am till 12noon – Call Emma 6343 -1717

Rotary Meeting – Bowling Club – 6pm

Thursday – July 26

Leisure Group resumes – Uniting Church Hall – all welcome – Ring Norma on 6343- 1809 for more information

Healthy Heart Group – at Bowling Club – 11am

Yoga Classes – CWA Rooms – 5.30pm – 7pm – 6343 3232

Town Band rehearsal – Band Hall – 7.30pm

Friday – July 27

Bingo – Country Club – 10am

Indoor Bowls – Bowling Club – 7pm

Australian Red Cross meeting – CWA Rooms – 2pm

Saturday – July 28

Museum Open – Camp St – (next to Council Chambers) – 10am till 3pm

Town Band Christmas in July Dinner – Criterion Hotel – 7.30pm

Grenfell Lions Club Changeover – Grenfell Bowling Club – 7pm

Sunday – July 29

Social Golf – Country Club – 8am

Monday – July 30

Museum Open – Camp St (next to Council Chambers) – 9am till 11am

Martial Arts – rear of IGA – 6.30pm till 8pm

Cadets – Showground – 7pm

Tuesday – July 31

Pole Walking – Showground – 9am

Museum Open – Camp St (next to Council Chambers) – 10am till 3pm

Grain Growers Guidance Seminar – Bowling Club – 9am till 1pm

Yoga – CWA Rooms – 5.30pm till 7pm – Sonia 6343 31232

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday – August 1

Final Knit, Natter and Nibble session at Library – 10am

Royal Far West meeting – Bowling Club – 2pm

Thursday – August 2

CWA Day branch meeting – CWA Rooms – 1.30pm

Monday – August 6

Lions Club Youth of the Year meeting – Railway Hotel – 6pm

Sunday – August 18

Grenfell Music Club Concert – Uniting Church Hall – 2.30pm

Monday – August 20

Probus Club meeting – Bowling Club – 10am

Friday – August 31 & Saturday – September 1

Grenfell Show

Tuesday – September 4

Daffodil Day

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Weddin Landcare sponsors TAFE certificate course in Grenfell

Volunteers clearing the site of the new Grenfell LCMA Seed Nursery in the TAFE grounds. In a bold new initiative Weddin Landcare will provide scholarships for the Grenfell district community to complete a TAFE Western Certificate 2 & 3 course in Conservation and Land Management this semester.
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The course is designed to further develop local skills to support the Weddin Wildplant Community Nursery, and to provide participants with industry-recognised qualifications for their career.

Participants will provide a bond to demonstrate commitment to complete the course, in return for the full course at no cost, for fee-paying positions.

Starting in early August, the certificate course will run at Grenfell TAFE for two days on every second week until the end of the semester in late 2012. The teacher will be Sue Wakefield, who will return after having given great benefit from her experience to the attendees of the recent introductory course that she taught.

Ring now to register you’re interest and get further information, Mark Shortis on 6343 2632 or Brian Johnson at Grenfell TAFE on 6349 1000.

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Locals urged to complete health care access survey

Ex-Grenfell health worker and Nurse, Sue Wade, with a copy of the poster she is putting all around town in order to let people know why it is really essential that they should participate in the new Health Survey.Grenfell residents are about to be asked to about their experiences regarding access to doctors.
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A new survey is about to be distributed in the town that will ask residents to provide information such as their problems regarding health delivery in the shire including the availability of health appointments and what distances, if any, they have had to travel to keep those appointments.

The survey is the brainchild of Dr Bernadette Ward and Professor John Humphries from Victoria’s Monash University’s Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care. They are both leading the research team involved in the survey.

No doubt, this survey will be a potent weapon in compiling the difficulties experienced by rural people when it comes to accessing health care of any kind.

Grenfell residents have had bitter first hand experience with the rural health system over the last three years since the retirement of their second doctor and the remaining doctor resigning from the Visiting Medical Officer’s position at the Grenfell Hospital/MPS some two and a half years ago.

Since that time the problems associated with accessing health services by the local population have been well and truly canvassed in the Record.

The strain and stress suffered by the community as a result of all the above has placed a huge burden in that time on the shoulders of local community care organizations and the remaining doctor.

It was, at one time, referred to as “tearing at the social fabric of the town”.

That part of the town’s history may be a thing of the past however, if the new doctor arrives some time in the next couple of months as is planned.

Accessing other health services can still be a lottery when it comes to emergency dental care where treatment will necessitate a trip to nearby larger towns or cities.

The same goes for any specialist treatment, particularly for cancer, although since the advent of the Care West Lodge in Orange it has become a little easier for the family to travel a long distance to visit their loved ones. It must also be said that specialist treatment in small towns such as Grenfell was always a journey to a much bigger population centre although not as often – due to the fact that GP’S had to take on a much wider health care role when medicine was a lot less “specialist” orientated. In fact it has been widely canvassed in the media that one of the main reasons for the shortage of GP’s is the stated preferences of a large number of medical graduates to set up in a specialist clinic rather than practice as a GP when they graduate.

To reinforce all of this, Dr Ward has said that the Survey “will provide evidence to enable fairer access to GP’S for people in rural Australia through policy improvements

And so to the survey.

Sue Wade, who has lived in Grenfell, will be conducting the bulk of the survey locally.

Some locals may remember Sue, a registered nurse, from when she lived and worked in the district. Sue’s husband was the Manager of “Myee”, a very famous Grenfell property, from 1984 until 1994. Sue also worked in Grenfell and Forbes as a health Service Manager and was also a Cluster Manager for the Local Health Area from 2001 until 2007.

So, she has a good knowledge of the area and is in an ideal position to reach the locals with this important work. Needless to say Sue is encouraging everyone to fill out the survey. It is all confidential and providing your name on the document is optional.

The Survey will commence to be distributed to letterboxes on July 30th and posters have put around town to let everyone know what is happening.

If anyone wants any further information you can ring Sue on 0427 531 123 where she is only too happy to answer any questions you may have.

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To market – to market

(l/r) Georgia, Maya and Amelia SquiresThe Three Sisters – getting a bargain is great no matter what age you are. Just ask these three charming young Grenfell sisters (l/r) Georgia, Maya and Amelia Squires, who were spotted at the CJ Anderson Furniture and Collectables Sale last Sunday at the Grenfell Showground. Oh, and the porcelain dolls found by the girls also went to a new home, so it was a good day all round.
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Grenfell Panthers Rugby Union Report

The Panthers retain possession while heading to the tryline through the heavy traffic in last Saturday’s home game at Bembrick Field against the Canowindra Pythons.PANTHERS CHARM PYTHONS
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The Panthers only have 3 games remaining before the finals of the ANFD Cup competition this season and they are looking competitive with a win over the Canowindra Pythons on Saturday. The result was certainly a turnaround from the punishing 48-8 loss the Panthers suffered at the hands of the Pythons in Round 5.

Most of the play went Grenfell’s way in the first 11 minutes and the law was on their side with our local lawyer running the line.

The first error came from Canowindra giving away a penalty and Bobso made no mistake in putting the ball over. Bobso had another chance at a kick 10 mins later, again adding the points. Panthers 6-0.

The first half continued with some good defence from both teams shutting down the opposition attack and keeping the half tryless.

Panthers 6-0 halftime.

Minimal changes were made to the Panthers outfit throughout the game and the boys worked well together. After the break the footy continued in much the same way with Canowindra making it hard for the Panthers to break their line.

The Panthers did manage to get under the Pythons skin however and with ill discipline being the flavor of Canowindra’s day they had their No. 4 binned after a brief altercation followed by another penalty being issued for not coming through the gate.

From in front Bobso put another 3 on the board. Panthers 9-0.

A lapse in form from the Panthers late in the game allowed Canowindra through for a try, but thankfully the kick hit the post.

Score 9-5 Panthers.

The remaining 8 minutess saw the crowd on the edge of their seats and a cheer go up as the final whistle blew. Final score 9-5, great win Panthers!

Charlie scored himself the Players Player nod and Ian, Henry and Dicko all received best and fairest points.

This weekend the boys will make the long trek out to Condobolin in what is expected to be another tough game. Fingers crossed the boys can continue with a winning run into the finals. Hope to see you there Panthers fans!

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Grenfell girls Tag Young and Tumut

Some very young League Tag girls from last year at Lawson Oval.Two games of league tag were played by the under 16 s team last Saturday at Young.
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The first game against young was played on a very muddy ground, the girls didn’t let this effect their game, in fact they played more as a team and this reflected in the final score 12 -6 Grenfell’s way.

The first try was scored off a kick from Isabelle Holz, which stopped in the goal area and was pounced on by Emma Taylor.

The conversion was kicked by Breanna Anderson.

Play went from one end of the field to the other with both teams having good runs.

Grenfell went to half time leading 6-nil just after half time, Young scored this was followed by a second try to Grenfell from a good run from Emily Tognetti.

This try was converted by Chelsea Spalding.

All the team played well and tried hard all game and are improving each week.

The second game was played against Tumut.

The girls were eager to run on and meet this team for the first time, Grenfell played well.

The teams were evenly matched.

Great runs and good defence from both sides.

Try scorers were Dominique Holland 2 and Kira Anderson 1 ,conversions by Chelsea Spalding 2 and Emily Tognetti 1.

This making the final score 18 -14 Grenfell’s way.

Good runs by Chelsea Anderson, Taylor Hutson, Lindsay Mitton, Eliza Taylor, Emma Taylor, Natalie Cotter, Tarlia Cotter, good all round game in defence and attack were had by Kira Anderson, Bianca Cotter, Breanna Anderson, Veronica Garrity, Dominique Holland, Isabelle Holz, Chelsea Spalding and Emily Tognetti .

We would like to say a special thank you to Josh Edwards for being the referee on the day and Glenice Edwards for providing his transport, Sebastian Holz for running the water and all the parents for supporting the girls.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of the under 16s league tag.

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Grenfell Tennis News

At Grenfell Junior Tennis last Friday evening were (l/r back) Hannah Joyce, Kaitie Mitton, Charlie Mitton and Jaykob Gavin. In front (l/r) were Abbey Joyce, Lewis Keough, Isabelle Holz, Kiarna Carroll, Breanna Anderson, Sebastian Holz and Mick Brennan.JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SERIES THIS SUNDAY
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The Grenfell round of the Medibank JDS Round Robin Tennis Tournament is scheduled to be played at the Grenfell Tennis Centre this Sunday July 22.

This one day Junior Tournament is for players from U/10 through to U/21, with approximately 55 players entered from all over the Central West, Western Sydney and of course Grenfell.

Any local juniors are encouraged to participate as it is round robin and would be a great experience to help advance their tennis.

They are asked to contact Danny on 6343 2081 or 0428 436 266 to enter, no later than 10am on Saturday morning.

Colleen Hancock would also like to hear from members and parents who are also available to help in any way on the day in the canteen to make it a successful tournament.

Colleen can be contacted on 6343 1359.

FRIDAY JUNIOR TENNIS: Junior Tennis is again schedule to be played today starting at 4.30pm, weather permitting.

It would be great to see a good roll up of players, who are hopefully looking for a good hit out before Sunday’s JDS.

UPCOMING INTERTOWN MATCH: The final round of Intertown competition is set down for this Sunday July 29 when we travel to Temora.

Temora are the form team in this year’s competition and after our disappointing effort in our earlier clash, it would be great to turn the tables and finish the season on a high.

The team selected to play include: Michael Mitton, Robert Anderson, Phillip Barr, Mark Joliffe, Danny Joyce, Ben Mitton, Shirley Davies, Sally Mitton, Leanne Livingstone, Amanda Livingstone, Emma Amery, Madelaine Griffiths.

Reserves: ( In no order) Charles Harvey, Mick Doyle, Dooley Jones, Jaykob Gavin, Warren Schaefer, Henry Mitton, Lyndell Rolls, Cobie Joliffe, Alison Forde, Lyn Peterson, Lisa Schaefer, Maria Neill.

Could you ring please ring Danny 63432081 or Michael 63431691 as soon as possible to advise of your availability.


Ian (Dooley) Jones and Warren Schaefer were the top pair in round eight of the Men’s No 2 Winter Night Tennis Competition played on Tuesday.

This round was postponed last week owing to the very wet conditions from the lovely rain.

Ian and Warren played excellent tennis throughout the evening to win all their sets 6/2, 5/3, 5/3, 5/3 to give them a total of 26 games – a very good effort.

Just a couple of games behind, winning 24 were Steve Bowerman and Murray Mitton. Steve and Murray lost their first set 2/6 against Ian and Warren, but recaptured form to go back on the courts to win 6/2, 4/4, 5/3, 7/1- well done.

Rod Freudenstein and Anthony Wilson also played consistent tennis to win 21 games and their sets were 3/5, 4/4, 8/0, 3/5, 3/5.

Next best pair were Charles Harvey and John Walmsley winning 19 games.

Good to see Charles back on the court so soon after a nasty injury at an Intertown match.

Grant Fisher and his fill-in for Ken Norrie, Peter Sweeting won 16 games.

This was Peter’s first run with the men, however, he has been a regular player at social tennis on Thursday afternoons.

The other pair, Paul Tognetti and Leigh Taylor were fill-ins for Stuart McKellar and Hugh Moffitt. They won 14 games for the night.

Paul appears to have fully recovered from a problem shoulder injury which occurred some years ago so it’s also good to see him back with the group playing tennis.

Round nine of the Men’s Winter Tennis Competition will be played next Tuesday night, July 24 weather permitting.


This Sunday, July 22 will see the Grenfell Junior Development Series Tennis Tournament conducted at the complex.

Helpers will be required so if you can give a hand it will be much appreciated.

Let’s hope the weather will be kind for a successful day.

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Grenfell Stingers Football Roundup

Grenfell Stinger Adam Green gets away with the ball in last week’s match against Parkes Jets last Sunday at Top Lawson Oval.On a miserable Sunday afternoon the mighty Stingers took on Parkes Jets. Once again we won the toss and decided to run uphill, first mistake “Mitch”.
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For the first ten minutes we used as a warm up. When we finally got going we looked good with some nice passing from Adam, the boy whose hair will make a nice suit, was playing a new position as midfielder and found it pretty busy there, but with plenty of help from Clair, Dave and Dan he settled in.

The Jets struck the first blow by stepping through Ben and Mitch and slotting the ball past Mark.

The next goal was unbelievable hitting the eastern post curling over the line then bouncing back into play off the western post, Mark was not happy “Tim” on with the game, I think about this super Dan the wonder midfielder pushed the ball to Adam who put the perfect pass to Michael who calmly walked the ball past their keeper, the week away with the Buddhist monks has calmed Michael’s bad temper.

From memory the Jets scored again coming through the middle, come on Gary where were you.

In the second half it seemed Jets were in our half most of the time. It didn’t help that we kept giving away our corner kicks no names will be mentioned “Murray” or was it Mitch on the few occasions we pushed into the Jets half, Alfred Michael Walker couldn’t win a trick as the Jets back cut him down at every move, could have something to do with his age, poor old bugger or is that “ Mugga”.

Stingers scored again thanks to Michael Devals calm Domineer, I’m not sure who put the ball to him so lets say Clair to Dave to Dan to Alfred to Ben then Michael scored, Yeah !!! We were coming back.

Jets came through again with their fast attack scored again.

With about ten to go coach Ben pushed up, putting “ Turtle Boy” Gary into the backs, not too sure if that was a good idea, as Jets scored 3 more times.

Final score Jets 8 Stingers 2 lesson learned, player of the match Dan Harvey.

Many thanks to Lyal Walker for the after games sausages and the Grenfell Bowling Club for putting up with our rowdy behaviour after games.

Next week we play Condobolin at home at 2 pm.

Also a big thank you to Tim Walker and Peter Mason our officials.

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