Day: June 6, 2018

Milne’s Spreading Under 10s Junior Soccer Report

Young had a few players missing so Casey and Bailey went on their team to make the game even – Young scored early.
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Great thinking and strategic passes from Kali and Jack.

Great pressure upfront by Aydan and Maya.

Good team work to get ball to the goal area where Aydan scored.

Beautiful passes from jack across to Kali running towards goals.

Fabulous work in backs by Isabel, Sarah and Zoran. Emily ran the ball in mid field with Caitlin. Zac was awesome in goals as usual.

Second half started well with fabulous work from everyone.

Up near their goals a Young player forgot he wasn’t goalie and he picked the ball up in play.

This gave us a free kick and a few laughs.

Amongst all the confusing Aydan got a boot to the ball and scored.

Soon after this, Aydan had a clear shot but passed it to Kali who missed.

Fabulous effort from everyone. Final score 5-3 to Young

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Grenfell Golf News

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The foursome championships of the Grenfell Golf Club are over for another year.

After being washed out last month, the 36 holes were played last Sunday, the weather co-operating with a nice sunny day.

Only 6 Pairs saw fit to compete in this event, which is not good, but on reflection and finding last years record of the event the number is twice as good as last year when only three pairs competed.

So well done to all competitors.

Foursomes championships for this year are Allan Logan and Steve Walker with the scores of 80/87 = 167.

Second place in this year’s event were winners Brian Brown and Eroll Perkins on 82/87 = 169, and third place was Joel Conron and Peter Mawhinney with 96/88 = 184.

Handicap winners were Joel Conron and Peter Mawhinney 74 ½ + 66 ½ = 141 nett.

Two other Pairs Brian Brown and Eroll Perkins 68 + 73 = 141 nett and Allan Logan and Steve Walker 74 ½ + 66 ½ = 141 nett, also had the popular score of 141 nett but were beaten on a count back.

Next best pair was Mark Troth and Martin Starr on 84 + 62 = 146 nett and third place was filled by Brian Hughes and Steve Mitton 76 + 71 = 147 nett.

Ball competition went to Allan and Steve and there was no nearest the pin.

Might I be so bold as to suggest to the board of directors that the honour boards be up-dated so that Allan and Steve’s names are displayed in their rightful place.

After all, 8 years is a long time.

Last Wednesday was fine and sunny and 14 golfers were enticed out to play the usual stableford.

Rob Holland led the field with 36 pts.

Four players tried for second place, Peter Harris, David Simpson, Phill Simpson and Brian Brown all had 35 pts and Bob Bassett came 3rd on 33 pts.

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

Saturdays golf was also a stableford and 12 players teed off to play in one grade. Phil Barr was one better than his handicap with 37 pts, Eroll Perkins was next best on 35 pts and Geoff Gravenmaker, back with a new hip, came 3rd on 33 pts.

The ball competition went to 31pts less Jamie Logan and the nearest the pin went begging.

There was no social golf again last week owing to the foursome championships.

A stroke round is scheduled for tomorrows golf and for Sunday July 29 a stableford will be played.

Sunday is also the final of the Sureshot GPS 4BBB at Forbes.

In the tipping competition and after 19 rounds Greg Oliver is leading on 176pts, Danny Fanning is next on 173pts and Jan Myers is 3rd on 168pts.

L Mitton is still leading in the junior comp with 171pts, C Brebner and Harrison Starr are equal on 166pts and B Holmes is close behind on 165pts.

Duty Members for this Sunday Meat Market are Brian Hughes and Jan Myers.



Nine ladies went to the far west bowl at Cobar for the weekend. We all had a good time.

Three ladies came home with trophies for a nine hole competition, J. Myers, J Armstrong and S. Mawhinney.

Cobar won the “door bowl”.

Saturday July 28 we play stableford.

Sunday July 29 we play the 2nd round of the championships.

The WDLGU spoon and a medal.

Wednesday first nine sealed holes for L Sparkes trophy.

Thank you Lyne, good luck, have fun.

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Condo Rams run down Goannas

Taking it up to the Condobolin Rams and making his presence felt for the Goannas in last Sunday’s Woodbridge Cup Rugby League game at Grenfell’s Lawson Park was Jeremy D’ombrain whilst being ably assisted by his brother Michael.Last Sunday at Lawson Park the Grenfell Goannas just failed to run down the Condobolin Rams losing by eight points 40 to 32.
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Condo opened the scoring with a long distance try but the Goannas levelled up at 6-all after Fred Malolo crashed over from close range.

Two more converted tries to Condo saw them go out to a 12 point lead and this was then cut to 8 after James Eppelstun scored out wide from a kick that rebounded off a Condo defender.

As has been the case in recent weeks the Goannas let in a couple of tries leading up to half time and with Condo goal kicker Desmond Ritchie slotting them from everywhere they went to oranges 30-10 up.

Condo scored first after half time and appeared quite content with their afternoons work until the goannas came storming back into the game on the back of a weight of possession.

During this period the Goannas piled on 3 tries to Fred, Jeremy Dombrain and James Eppelstun and had the Condo defence going backwards with some quick “play the balls” and ball work.

The try to James was a brilliant solo effort after fielding a kick on his own 10 metre line he weaved his way through a jagged Condo defensive line only to be cut down short of the line by one of their fast outside backs.

James was able to shrug off this last ditch tackler and bang the ball down in the south eastern corner.

Grenfell’s comeback coincided with some increased intensity in the match and with tempers flaring a melee erupted resulting in a Condo player being sent off.

After a couple of penalties Condo marched downfield and scored under the posts to give themselves some breathing space and a 40 to 26 lead.

Grenfell weren’t finished for the day however with Hayden Makin dashing down the blind side showing some surprising speed and throwing a great dummy on a 50 metre run to the line.

That wrapped up the scoring for the day and the Goannas could be satisfied with their efforts against a Condo team who came ready to play.

All players played strongly with Fred (Fractured heel), Mick Dombrain (Flu and Shoulder) and Jeremy Dombrain (Elbow) going into the match with injuries but still having plenty of game time.

Young Matt Tozer showed plenty of heart taking the ball up all day against the experienced and aggressive Condo pack whilst James Eppelstun continued his recent good form.

Other players to stand out were Dan Lennane, Jamie Dykstra, Hayden Makin and the ever consistent Ant Eppelstun.


This Sunday the Goannas make the hour long trip to Cargo to take on the Blue Heelers in League Tag (1.00pm) and First Grade (2.00pm).

Last Sunday our players/supporters draw was not claimed and so it jackpots to $600 for our final home game on Saturday August 4.

Being a Saturday the draw will take place between 6.00 -6.30pm at the Albion Hotel and because it is our final home game it will be drawn until we have a winner.

Our final home game is against long-time rivals Burrangong on Saturday August 4 at 3.00pm.

The Girlannas are to play Molong at 2.00pm in the League Tag clash.

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Men’s Shed Happenings

Hello to everyone and welcome to our spot.
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On July 25, the Men’s Shed had their AGM.

The meeting was attended by ten men – Brett Purcell, Colin Walsh, Ken Bolton, Tony Fenech, Michael Corkery, Len Wallace, Geoff Earl, Allan Hodgson, Jeff Gardner and John Skelton.

John chaired the meeting and declared all positions vacant.

New positions are, President – Tony Fenech; 1st Vice President – Dennis Hughes; 2nd Vice President – Jeff Gardner; Secretary – Len Wallace; Asst. Secretary – Maria Hughes; Treasurer – Len Wallace; Publicity – Jeff Gardner; Legal Office – Gordon, Garling & Moffitt; Mediator – Peter Moffitt.

We wish to thank all members who participated and for all others in the community for their continued support and Grenfell Community Transport. The Grenfell Men’s Shed is therefore the help and benefit of the people of the Weddin Shire.

Jeff Gardner – Publicity

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More on the 1912 Grenfell Cyclone

This photo was not published with the others last week as it was uncertain as to where and who the wreckage belonged to. Thanks to Ron and Dot Lamkin we are now pretty sure that this is the Hill and Halls yard that was situated on the corner of Forbes and Main Streets in 1912.As a result of last week’s (Wednesday July 18) publication in the Record of old photo’s from the 1912 Grenfell Cyclone further information has come to hand about the old buildings that were wrecked as a result of the storm. Last Friday Ron and Dot Lamkin visited the Record office with some first hand details about some of the buildings shown in the article. Ron – who turns 100 this year – remembers some of the buildings very vividly. Dot also had a story to tell about the Woodhouse cottage in photo 3 in which her family resided in for 28 years. We hope the readers enjoy this trip down memory lane and once again we would like to thank Keith Starr for his kindly lending us the photos.
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Weddin Whispers “Heard it through the Grapevine” with Deidre Carroll

Enjoying a get together recently were former The Henry Lawson High School students(L-R) Vicki Carter, Sheryl Hinde, Joanne McCann, Jeannie Murray, Glenda Johnstone, Rosie Lynch and Lorette Walmsley. Ron Hazell celebrating his 85th birthday (L) with his family Kaye Death (daughter), Wade Death (grandson), Stanley Hazell (son), and grandchildren and great grandchildren,Marianne Hardy, Sarah Hazell, Sophie Piper, who was also celebrating her 12th birthday, Jack Death, Bradman Hardy, Jimmy Death, Marcus Hardy, William Harris and Clare Harris.
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First Grandchild: Congratulations to Rob and Jennie Hamilton of Jerrabomberra.

Their beautiful daughter Elspeth Hamilton was born July 11 2012 weighing in at 3.41 kg.

Elspeth is the first Grandchild for Jill Hamilton and David Hore of Grenfell.

Her parents are over the moon and Nan Jill is besotted.

Poppy David is anxiously scouting around for Elsie’s first pony.

Book Club: More than six years ago a group of ten women in Grenfell who really enjoy reading formed a book club, meeting once a month at a member’s home or going out to dinner to discuss what they have been reading.

Last Monday six of the group, Pam Livingstone, Penny Starr, Mary Moffitt, Zel Barker, Jenn Graham and Leslie Marden enjoyed fellowship, great food and relaxation at Fettler’s Restaurant to discuss their latest books.

Class of 73: A group of young ladies said they do not need an excuse to enjoy an evening out – so last week Vicki (McCann) Carter, Sheryl (Stevens) Hinde, Joanne (Logan) McCann, Jeannie (Light) Murray, Glenda (Bush) Johnstone, Rosie (Brown) Lynch and Lorette (Eppelstun) Walmsley met at Fettler’s Restaurant for dinner.

This group or Class of 73 attended the Henry Lawson High School together and had a great night out. Glenda Johnson is the only one who now lives outside the Weddin Shire and made the trip over from Cowra to join the girls.

Baptism: On Sunday July15, Francis Craig McMahon son of Craig and Tamara and sister to Daisy was baptised during Mass in St Joseph’s Church. Father Joseph officiated with his God Parents being Steven and Tina McMahon from Tullamore.

On a very cool morning his grandparents, Michele and Colin Johnson (Grenfell) and Robyn and Kevin McMahon (Tullamore),great grandparents Tom and Beryl Lavers and other family were present to witness Little Frank receive this most important sacrament.

Happy Birthday: Ron Hazell celebrated his 85th birthday on Tuesday evening at Fettler’s Restaurant with his extended family, friends and neighbours.

Ron was overwhelmed to see his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in attendance as well as his sister Norma Reid and brother Tom.

During the day he had a call from his brother Clive to wish him a very happy birthday.

Celebrating: Happy birthday to Beryl Lavers who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday evening July 24 with her family at Fettler’s Restaurant.

Her husband Tom, son Wayne and partner Mikla Lewis, daughter Michele and her husband Colin Johnson and grandson Curt were on hand for this happy occasion.

Happy Holidays: Hazel and Ted Pickwell have recently returned from a quick trip to Townsville where they visited Hazel’s 3rd youngest sister who was seriously ill in the Townsville “Bends” hospital. She is now out of hospital and is recovering. Whilst in Townsville they took time to visit Hazel’s eldest sister and brother in law at Wulguru. They also visited her youngest sister at Charters Towers and took enjoyed lunch at a local eatery.

On their way home from Townsville they took advantage of the nice 25C temperatures and spent time at Proserpine, Sarina and Kinka Beech near Yeppoon.

On the last night they stopped at Gilgandra and parked next to a Keith Reid from Cowra who was a good friend of Bill Rudd. It is amazing that you can always run into somebody from Grenfell or somebody who knows someone from town.

School Holiday Visitors: Hazel and Ted Pickwell enjoyed the Company of their eldest son Edward, his wife Tracy and their two grandchildren Lauren and Beth for a few days during the school holidays. It was Tracy’s 42nd birthday on the Wednesday, which they all celebrated with a sumptuous banquet at “The Happy Inn”

Congratulations: Former Weddin Shire Resident Helen Maxwell who lived at Bumbaldry on the Kangarooby Road was the recipient of the Cowra Lions Club “Lion of the Year” Award.

Helen a member of the Cowra Lions has worked tirelessly for them, particularly with her wonderful cooking since joining about four years ago

Helen would be remembered for her outstanding cooking at shows all over the country and was also a judge at many of these country shows.

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South West Group zone CWA news

The next Group Council meeting for the South West Group will be held on Monday August 6, 2012 in the CWA rooms in Lovell Street, Young.
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As we will be having Mrs Fiona Simpson – President NSW Farmers Associations as a guest speaker after lunch so the meeting will commence at 9.30 am with morning tea at 9.00 am.

Branches Binalong to Galong are asked to bring finger food for lunch while Grenfell to Young Evening are to bring sweets, slices etc. for lunch and afternoon tea.

Young branch will supply soup on the day.

Invitations have been forwarded to various dignities and anyone in the community will be welcome to come and listen to Mrs Simpson’s speech which we feel sure will be very interesting.

If you intend being present could you please let the SWG Secretary Mrs Carmen Gordon know beforehand.

Projects for 2012 – 2013:-  Group, Medical, Primary Product and Resolutions must be ready and handed in at this meeting.

Now is the time to distribute Education Grant Forms to schools or students you feel would benefit from one – these have to be at Head Office NO Later than 30th September.

Looking forward to seeing you all attend this meeting.

Margaret Turner – SWG Publicity Officer.

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The Premier NSW Volunteering Students

At the cheque presenation ceremony were (l/r back) Mr David Lloyd (relieving School Education Director for Lachlan), Mrs Carolyn Baker (School Coordinator – THLHS Premier Student Volunteering), Blake Bradtke, Ms Marg Carey (Principal THLHS), Mr Michael Cronk (relieving Western Region Director for Education). In front (l/r) were: Grace Best, Thomas Perrott and Ian Bernard.The Henry Lawson High School has been awarded the state wide Scholarship for the Premier Student Volunteering Awards, with only one school in NSW being selected for the $5000 scholarship.
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A cheque was presented to the school at the Western Region ceremony held at The Henry Lawson High School on Wednesday. Applications are appraised based on the involvement of their students, which is judged not only by the hours contributed, but also by the contribution which their volunteering has made to their schools and wider communities. Consideration is also given to the value of what the funds from the scholarship are intended to be used for.

The money received will be utilised to establish a junior Lions group and a junior environmental group.

The Henry Lawson High School has been involved in the Premier Student Volunteering Program since the beginning of 2011. A large proportion of the students in Years 9 and 10 have logged their hours of volunteering into the database.

This is then validated by the school coordinator. The idea of the program is to reward students for their volunteering and encourage students to become more involved in their school and wider communities, which reduces the pressures on the regular volunteers.

Students gain many benefits from being involved in volunteering, including gaining career skills, meeting new people, learning about their community and obtaining a certificate which is highly regarded by employers for their resume.

The students from The Henry Lawson High School have been involved in a wide range of activities from peer reading, meals on wheels, sports coaching and umpiring, sound and lighting, public performances of band and choir, Anzac Day, assisting at local events, painting halls, repairing cemetery grounds and the preparation and serving of food, just to name a few.

Four students from The Henry Lawson High School were awarded a Diamond Certificate for more than 80 hours of volunteering.

They were Ian Bernard, Grace Best, Thomas Perrott and Blake Bradtke.

Ian Bernard was also successful in being the Western Region nomination for the individual student scholarship.

Mr Michael Cronk, the relieving Western Region Director for Education, Mr David Lloyd, the relieving School Education Director for Lachlan, Ms Melanie Meers, Every Student Partnership Officer, and Mr Stephen Outram, Regional Coordinator of the Premier Student Volunteer Awards and many representatives of the local volunteer organisations in Grenfell were all present and assisted in presenting the awards to the students from schools throughout the region.

The students and staff at The Henry Lawson High School are looking forward to expanding their involvement in The Premier Student Volunteering Program and hope that their success inspires other schools in the region to become involved in this valuable program.

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Grenfell Bowls News

ZONE 5 TRIPLES FINALISED: Last weekend, July 21 and 22, the Zone 5 Triples Championships were completed for 2012.
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This event, as one would expect, had both competent bowlers and many marvelous bowls on display.

Grenfell’s own, Dylan Troy, John Joyce and Andrew Brown, the winners of the 2012 Lachlan Valley District Triples had to play an early match on Saturday morning.

They were opposed by Ross James and his team from Bathurst City Bowling Club (Western District victors), and showed plenty of ability in defeating these fellows by 25 shots to 15.

On Saturday afternoon, Andrew and his playing colleagues were opposed to Brian Schram, Mark Sheppard and Brian Judge from Lithgow Workmens Club (Blue Mountains District).

Unfortunately, for the local bowlers it took nine ends of this match for them to get a score on the board.

In the meantime, the Lithgow bowlers had amassed 14 very useful shots.

Sadly, after giving one “helluva” start to the Lithgow opposition, the Grenfell team failed to get into the game and were soundly beaten by 29 shots to 13.

The Zone Triples Final was contested on Sunday morning.

The Brian Judge skipped team was opposed to John Bugden and his bowling compatriots from Camden Bowling Club (Nepean District).

This was a competitive match although Judge always appeared to have the upper hand.

The final results were Judge 29 shots against Bugden’s 17. And so, the Zone 5 Triples Championship title for 2012 goes to the bowling travelers from Lithgow, congratulations.

A RARE HONOUR: Not very often does a small country town bowling club get a member selected for state representation.

However, this has very recently happened to a bowling stalwart of the Grenfell Bowling Club, namely Ray Walter.

Last week through the relevant dispatches, Ray received notification of his selection in the 2012 New South Wales “Bowling Arm” team.

This is truly a great reward for Ray both in terms of his love of playing lawn bowls well and his ongoing perseverance with the bowling arm delivery device.

More about Ray’s state involvement in the future.

Well done to Ray from the Grenfell Bowling Club and its many members.

To put the “icing on the cake”, Ray and his wife, Rosemary won the Mixed Pairs Tournament at the Forbes Bowling Club last weekend, July 21 and 22.

Not everyone can acquire $800 playing a game or two of lawn bowls for enjoyment, but the Walters did, very well done.

FINAL COME SUNDAY: The stage is now set for the playing of the final in the 2012 Grenfell Club Fours Championships.

On Sunday last, July 22, the last game that was required to be played before the final was contested.

This was the clash between Tim Fowler, Brendan McAlister, Bradley Galvin and Stephen Galvin (skip); and Quinton Murray, Rob Chambers, Richard Hasler and Barry Jones (skip).

This was a closely contested affair as the score of 19 shots all after twenty ends would suggest.

The final or 21st end of this final was a “gem”.

Although the Jones’ boys held some good shots, Steve Galvin played a couple of fearlessly accurate on shots.

Unfortunately, Steve failed to acquire the result he desired and the Barry Jones foursome got away with a narrow win, 22 shots to 19.

The staged setting for the Fours Final has the team skipped by young “Bingo” Brown opposed to that of veteran Barry Jones.

Hopefully, this will be a close and exciting affair.

Only time will tell!

SURPRISE ATTACK: Last Monday’s bowlers jackpot draw, July 23 turned up an odd rink, end number one, and plus three shots.

And you wouldn’t believe it, yes, it actually went off.

Last Wednesday, very occasional midweek social bowler John Joyce decided he needed a game of bowls for much-needed bowls practice with the result that he and his playing partner, Lindsay Ballard have won the $148 jackpot.

That’s $74 a man and not bad for an afternoons social enjoyment.

The new jackpot commences at $18 (well, it has to start somewhere).

LOCAL SUPPORT NEEDED: 1. Please continue to support the “To Inverell or Bust Raffle”.

The proceeds of this firewood raffle will help the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club Grade 3 pennants team participate in the state play offs to be held at Inverell over the period August 2-6.

Every possible cent available will help to transport and accommodate the players involved.

2. “The Henry Lawson Mixed Triples Tournament” is to be staged at the Grenfell Bowling Club on Saturday, August 4.

There is still need for more entries from the local bowling community of the Weddin Shire.

Please “don’t let the side down”!

Yours in bowls – “If the match result is very close, every participant is a winner. Unfortunately, there can only be one victor”,

With Keep Rollin’

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Grenfell Bowling Club’s Greens vs Gold in local derby

Under 6s Grenfell Bowling Club Gold team supporting Annabella.Grenfell’s under 6 Gold team played the Grenfell Green team on Saturday.
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Hugo, Spencer, Michelle, Emerson, Georgia, Annabella and Chase played an

excellent game.

Michelle, Hugo and Annabella all scored goals whilst Georgia and Spencer played an awesome defensive game, stopping many attempts at goal.

Emerson was a strong supporter who encouraged her team.

Chase happily agreed to play for the Green team and was kept very busy, scoring goals and defending the net.

Well done to all players and a big thank you to the Green team for a fun game.

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