Busy country lane transformed into road

PROGRESS: The upgrade of Pyree Lane, east of Nowra, which will see the road double its width, is on schedule to be opened later in the year.MOTORISTS are already using the new road surface as part of the $2 million upgrade of the accident-prone Pyree Lane east of Nowra.
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Work is on schedule for the upgrade, which is due to be completed by the end of the year.

The road is being doubled in width for its entire length from the median strip near Greenwell Point Road to the bridge at the southern end – a distance of 1475 metres.

Traffic is being diverted onto the new surface on the western side of the existing road, while the old part of Pyree Lane is being built up to the new level of the road.

The road is currently between 5.5m and 6m wide for its entire length; the new work will see each travel lane become 3.3m wide with an additional 2.2m shoulder.

It will provide proper travel lanes and good sealed shoulders for improved traffic and cycle safety.

The median strip at the northern end of the lane will also be extended for a further 40m.

It is anticipated the prime seal of bitumen would be in place on the road prior to Christmas, in time for the busy holiday period, while the final seal will be undertaken around April next year.

The $1,992,000 project has been funded under the state government’s Safer Road Strategy and is being undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council.

While work is being carried out in the area, motorists are reminded 40km/h speed limits apply.

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Have your say on the future of water in the South West

Dunsborough’s Toby Inlet.A DRAFT plan into the water supply for the South West has been released and is open for public comment.
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The Water Forever: South West Draft Plan was developed by local governments, communities and customers over the last year.

Water minister Mia Davies said the draft plan provided detailed options for developing new water sources and reducing water use.

The plan covers Margaret River, Dunsborough, Nannup, Greenbushes, Dalyellup, Eaton, Australind and Collie.

The minister said drinking water supplies for the South West were secured in the medium term but by 2060 the demand for water could surpass supply.

“Even though that may seem a long way off, we need to plan for a portfolio of options that can meet the challenges of a drying climate combined with a growing population in the future,” she said.

“The Water Corporation has already completed extensive engagement with the community – including government and industry – on how it can best meet these challenges.

“I now encourage everyone to take the opportunity to review the study and comment on the potential options proposed for the region during this final stage of the planning.”

The public comment period is open until December 16, 2014, and the final 50-year South West water supply plan will be released after community feedback has been considered.

The draft plan and details on how to provide feedback are available at http://watercorporation南京夜网.au/waterforeversw or by contacting (08) 9420 3656.

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State mining history group conference for Kapunda

KAPUNDA MINE SITE HISTORY: Two of the presenters speaking at the Kapunda conference in November, from left, Dale Mattock and Andrew Philpott.The South Australian Mining History Group will be holding its annual excursion in Kapunda this year on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2.
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Presenters involved with the Kapunda Mine Site and other experts in the field will be speaking to around 30 members of the group, along with 50 interested residents attending so far.

On Saturday morning at the Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall in Hill Street, keynote speaker will be Greg Drew discussing the Kapunda Mine and its history as told through original sources.

Andrew Philpott, environmental projects officer at Light Regional Council and member of the Kapunda Mine management committee, will be talking about the role of the committee in the Kapunda Mine site.

Susan Arthure and Simon O’Reilley will be presenting their talk on the uncovering of Baker’s Flat and Dale Mattock, researcher and member of the Kapunda Mine management committee, will present a talk on the life and times of a Kapunda Mine Cornish Miner’s Family, 1845-1865.

During Saturday afternoon and Sunday, tours will be conducted of the Kapunda Museum, Bagot’s Fortune, along with a walking tour of Kapunda and dinner at the North Kapunda Hotel. On Sunday, breakfast will be held at Davidson Reserve, Kapunda, and a cemetery walk and Kapunda Mine Site walk, including a talk by the owner of the mine manager’s residence, will take place.

Interested participants keen to take part in any of the events or for further information, contact Andrew Philpott on [email protected] or call 0417 817 566.

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North bundled out

BRAGGINGrights from the inaugural Northern Inland Premier League All Stars match went to the Southern Conference after a 3-1 victory over their northern opponents at Doody Park on Saturday.
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TUMBLED OVER: Northern Conference’s Heath Milne outmuscles Southern Conference oppenent Ryan Searle on Saturday. Searle and his teammates would have the last laugh however, winning the match 3-1.

That match and the earlier Rising Stars game raised $3000 for Ronald McDonald House.

Southern Conference found themselves up 1-nil after only five minutes after a mistake at the back by the Northern Conference defence.

The match evened out after that early goal and mid-way through the opening half Northern Conference were pushing hard for an equaliser.

But South scored a goal against the run of play to go up 2-nil.

A Josh Quaife penalty just before the break reduced the deficit to one.

Northern Conference coach Andy Lennon thought his side had the upper hand in the second half, but they were unable to find an equaliser and pushed everyone forward in the dying minutes, allowing Southern Conference to nab a late goal for a 3-1 win.

“It was a little diapointing,” Lennon said.

“We didn’t start well, but once we settled in we didn’t look too bad.”

Lennon had nothing but praise for the new concept and believes it will be bigger and better in 2015. “The main thing about the day was to pit the best against the best and we did that,” he said.

“The boys loved the concept.

“To raise $3000 for Ronald McDonald House was great as well.”

Lennon thought 2014 golden boot winner Jake Davies was close to the best on the park and was also impressed with midfielders Rhys Andrews and Willow Grieves as well as back Brendan Hatte.

The Rising Stars match finished at 1-all after Callan Macgregor scored in the dying seconds for Northern Conference. “It was a good game,” Northern Conference coach Mark Gwynne said.

“It was a very entertaining game.”

Southern Conference scored from a free kick deflection in the first half.

Northern Conference had plenty of chances to equalise throughout the match, but were unable to hit the back of the net until Macgregor finished off a beautiful Naran Singh through ball in the final minutes.

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New look for Tamworth in Country Cup

AN ENGLISHMAN, a miner and teenage spinner are the new faces in Tamworth’s Country Cup team to tackle a Newcastle adversary first up in Sunday’s Country Cup clash at Tamworth’s No 1 Oval.
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Adam Jones plays a back foot drive for his Bective-East side against South Tamworth and wicketkeeper Tom Groth. The pair will be united in the Tamworth side on Sunday for a Country Cup clash with Toronto, with Groth to skipper the side. hoto: Geoff O’Neill 191014GOF03

Tamworth selectors named one of North Tamworth’s two English recruits, Adam Mansfield, in their side to play Toronto on Sunday as well as Boggabri-based miner Brad Jenkinson and young Old Boys spinner WillChesterfield.

Mansfield was in sparkling form with the bat and gloves in Sunday’s War Veterans Cup run chase against Namoi at No 1 Oval.

He struck a fine 45, including some spanking off drives against left-arm Gunnedah seamer Troy Sands.

He and Redback teammate Kris Halloran (75) added 105 for the fourth wicket on a dying wicket to snare North Tamworth a six wicket win and a War Veterans Cup semi-final berth.

With Halloran playing for Gwydir in the Country Plate and Connolly Cup, it enables Mansfield to fill his spot in the Tamworth top order.

“He’s been pretty exciting so far,” said Tamworth selector and fellow top order batsman Adam Jones of the English Redback.

“He hasn’t missed out yet with the bat – he’s scored two or three 40s and a half century in the trial we had.

“He’s earned a spot in the top order and will open the batting with Simon (Norvill).

“That’s a pretty exciting pairing too.

“Adam’s got a pretty tight defensive technique too and I think he and Simon will make a very good opening partnership – I think they’ll be the perfect fit.”

Jenkinson, who plays with Jones at Bective-East, has made an immediate impression on his Bulls teammates with both bat and ball.

He took wickets and scored runs for the Bulls in their two WVC wins on the weekend and will form a four-man pace attack with Angus McNeill, Jack McVey and left-armer Col Smyth.

That leaves Chesterfield as the main spin option, with James Psarakis and Michael Rixon also quite capable of bowling tight off-spin.

“Will’s in good form and been doing all the right things,” Jones added.

“Last year he was one reason why Old Boys won the first grade premiership and has shown that talent all the way through the juniors as a 15 and 16-year-old.

“He is our main spin option but Jimmie and Ricko are also handy.

“This is the best-balanced Tamworth side I’ve seen for a while.”

Tamworth selectors have also come up with a strong Second XI to play Armidale in their Country Shield clash in Armidale on Sunday.

Matt Everett, Will Howard and English teenager Jack Beaumont drop back from the Tamworth First XI squad to bolster a side to be captained by Ben Middlebrook and containing the likes of Aaron Hazlewood and Adam Lole.

Hazlewood and Lole have been long- term members of the First XI and the pair of left-handers ensure there is a strong batting lineup, with Everett in the top order with Middlebrook.

“It was hard on Matt but we couldn’t fit him in with Grothy to keep and Adam his backup,” Jones said.

“With Ben to captain the side, Matty can concentrate on his keeping and batting.

“Will (Howard) just missed out as well and he and Jack (Beaumont) will be very handy in the bowling.

“It’s a very good side too.”

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A Centenary of Honour

Next year Gawler RSL will, with all Australians and New Zealanders, celebrate the centenary of the first Anzac Day, on April 25, 1915, where many brave souls were lost.
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Arthur Gawler Short .

There were 16 known soldiers with a Gawler connection who perished 100 years ago at Gallipoli, including two on April 25.

“We are extremely proud of the Gawler contribution at Gallipoli,” Gawler RSL spokesperson Wayne Clarke said.

“It was a revelation for us that, after some research, there were so many. And many of those who returned were the foundation members of Gawler RSL. I did not realise the enormity of their contributions.”

There are still a number of descendants of those who passed in World War I, living in Gawler.

Many soldiers first signed up in Gawler, with a “camp” set up at the Evanston racecourse.

“The 10th Battalion, which included many men from Gawler, spearheaded the first waves of landings at Gallipoli,” Mr Clarke said.

“Some of the worst losses of our men were at Lone Pine, which changed hands a dozen times, and became a stalemate.

“Many of the 3rd Light Horse men were killed at Gallipoli, as they were thrust into the infantry without their horses.”

Of the 16 soldiers with a Gawler connection, two were employed at James Martin foundry in the town, Joseph Gilbert and John Turnbull; two died on April 25, (Major) Edward Oldham and Cyril Smith; and one even took the town’s name to Gallipoli, Arthur Gawler Short.

Gawler RSL is preparing to honour the centenary with a March, which will include Light-Horsemen, bands and a large choir from St Bridget’s, and an anniversary booklet.

The soldiers:

Sidney Torrington Allen (Private, 17th Battalion). Born: July 4, 1883, Gawler, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli Peninsular, December 7, 1915.

William Albert Baker (Trooper, 9th Light Horse). Born: December 15, 1880, Noarlunga, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli, Turkey, November 28, 1915.

Eric Chalcroft Bell (Private, 3rd Light Horse). Born: January 5, 1893, Basket Range, SA; Killed in Action: Monash Valley, Gallipoli Peninsular, May 19, 1915.

John Stirling Bowden (Private, 10th Battalion). Born: August 17, 1892, Stirling West, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli, Turkey, April 25-29, 1915.

Ernest Otto Alfred Bruns (Lieutenant, 16th Battalion). Born: September 11, 1890, Salem, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli, May 2, 1915.

Andrew Downie Cochrane (Private, 27th Battalion). Born: Dundee, Scotland; Died of Wounds, Gallipoli Peninsula, December 9, 1915.

Christopher Frank Forrest (Private, 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade). Born: July 28, 1894, Dalkey, SA. Killed in Action: Dardanelles, August 4, 1915.

Joseph Gilbert (Private, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, British Army). Born: August 7, 1884, Pewsey Vale, SA; Died of Wounds: Gallipoli, May 28, 1915.

Richard Hubert Hogben (Sergeant, “D” Company, 16th Battalion). Born: April 5, 1881, Kangaroo Flat, SA; Died of Wounds: Gallipoli, May 2, 1915.

Frank James (Private, 10th Battalion). Born: July 30, 1879, Port Augusta, SA; Died of Wounds: in 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, May 4, 1915.

Roy Stevens McLachlan (Private, 12th Battalion). Born: Lyndoch, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli, August 9, 1915.

Edward Castle Oldham (Major, 10th Battalion). Born: September 8, 1876, Gawler, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli, April 25, 1915.

James John Sheedy (Private, 10th Battalion). Born: Virginia, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli Peninsular, April 27, 1915.

Arthur Gawler Short (Private, 16th Battalion). Born: June 28, 1886, Gawler, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli Peninsular, August 8, 1915.

Cyril Charles Smith (Private, 10th Battalion). Born: October 25, 1892, Willaston, SA; Killed in Action: Gallipoli Peninsular, April 25, 1915.

John Sanderson Turnbull (Private, 10th Battalion). Born: Benfieldshire, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Durham, England; Killed in Action: Gallipoli Peninsular, July 6, 1915.

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Paxton Public School country fair, photos

Paxton Public School country fair, photos PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.
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PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: There was plenty of fun at Paxton Public School’s Country Fair. Photo: Avery Images.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Entries in the Scarecrow competition. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Entries in the Scarecrow competition. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: The Instep Country Line Dancers performed at the country fair. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: A wet sponge toss was one of the many fun activities. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Sian, Nathaniel, Connor and Hamish Membrey. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Justine Adler, Hugh Smaller, Heidi Smaller and Mia Sharples. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Ebony Vanderkroft, Leanne Vanderkroft, Kelly Ewing, Charli Tarranto and Caelli Jordan. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Tyler Orr, Chantelle Crossley and Cooper Orr. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: Craig Murray, Margaret Shearer and Maggie Young. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: A Tae Kwon Do demonstration was among the many activities. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

PAXTON COUNTRY FAIR: A Tae Kwon Do demonstration was among the many activities. Photo: Krystal Sellars, The Advertiser.

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‘It was definitely satisfying’: Kate Pulbrook looks back on undefeated national hockey title with NSW

ORANGE BORN AND BRED: Eva Reith-Snare (left) and Kate Pulbrook (right) with Edwina and Meredith Bone in Brisbane two weekends ago.AFTER the Hockey Australia Under 13s Girls’ National Championships in Brisbane earlier this month, Hockey NSW western region coaching coordinator Kate Pulbrook has found herself boasting a forgotten sporting success story.
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It’s become common knowledge Orange guns Bailey Ferguson and Eva Reith-Snare were a part of their respective boys’ and girls’ undefeated national title winning NSW teams.

However, few are aware Pulbrook coached the girls’ side to the championship – in her first crack at the job. Despite having a wealth of coaching experience, Pulbrook acknowledged mentoring a young side at the national level presented a welcome challenge, which turned into a wonderful success story.

“It was definitely satisfying,” Pulbrook said.

“The girls did an incredible job. [Winning] was definitely an aim, but with a group of girls from all over the state you never really know.”

Pulbrook’s side’s title was NSW’s second in as many years, and the sky blues’ mentor said the expectation from outside and within the camp posed a problem for her side, one the players dealt with exceptionally.

“There was a bit of expectation,” she said.

“In fact, the girls who played last year had that expectation on themselves for this year, so we had to try and get them to just focus on our game rather than that, which they did well.”

NSW won nine of its 11 games and drew the other two to secure the title, and had the added advantage of being able to learn from, and mingle with, several Australian Hockey League (AHL) teams.

Pulbrook said she had personally made a huge effort to watch the ACT Strikers’ games, to have the chance to watch and catch up with Orange’s Edwina and Meredith Bone.

“Yeah that was great, the NSW AHL came and worked with our under 13s, and I’m sure they learned plenty,” Pulbrook said.

“We had pool sessions, and some of them answered questions for the girls if they asked. It was great.

“And I’m pretty good friends with Eddie and Mere (Bone) so we caught up with them and always made sure to watch their games. More for me, but Eva knows they’re from Orange and wanted to see them in action.”

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One day workshops help small biz owners

NORTH Five Consulting and former Wingham local, Paul Cummins have teamed up to run a number of one day workshops throughout regional Australia, starting in Paul’s local area, the Manning Valley.
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Recently Paul has been back to visit friends in Wingham, two of them who owned local businesses, and lost a lot of money when they were forced to close the doors.

“If I had known they were struggling earlier, I could have referred them to someone to help them”, said Paul.

Seeing the hardship and pain that his friends went through was the inspiration to help other businesses in regional Australia to improve their businesses so they don’t suffer the same fate.

Paul believes small businesses are the backbone of regional Australia, and that regional Australia is largely ignored.

The Regional Business Breakthrough is a workshop designed specifically to meet the needs of small, regional businesses.

The workshop is about challenging current beliefs about what’s possible in your business but also provides excellent technical content, said Paul.

The Regional Business Breakthrough Workshop will be held on Tuesday October 28 in Taree.

Readers of the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times can use the discount code FAIRFAX (case sensitive) when buying tickets to SAVE $625 off the price. Discount will be applied at checkout.

For full details visit www.regionalbusinessbreakthrough南京夜网.au

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Medium debunks myths

One of Australia’s leading mediums, Charmaine Wilson will be in Griffith tonight. The Area News has two double passes to give away to her show. Journalist MONIQUE PATTERSON spoke to Charmaine about her gift that she developed in later life.
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WHEN it comes to psychics, I want to believe.

However, I have my reservations.

I’ve always been intrigued, but over the years I have had a few readings from clairvoyants that made me question the craft.

From the get go, Charmaine Wilson seemed different.

When I spoke to her on the phone she was refreshingly honest about how she only developed her gift at the age of 35.

In fact she was so honest, she admitted that she initially thought she was “having a nervous breakdown”.

“I started hearing voices in my head and thought ‘OK, now I’m nuts’.”

This honesty was quite different to the usual line of “I was born with the gift” and “anyone can develop the skill”.

Charmaine said she didn’t believe that to be true, that people who encouraged others to “hone their craft” were usually charletons who were trying to make money.

Charmaine said she had “made some bad choices” early in life.

She said her children had been taken away from her and her daughter Crystal was tragically killed at the age of four in a car accident.

Charmaine said when she started to hear the voices she decided to turn her life around because she was worried about her health.

“I stopped all the bad habits and the voices stayed,” she said.

At first she ignored the voices, but one insistent voice told her that there was a job available at a canteen near where she lived.

“The voice told me to ask to be put through to the canteen and ask for Steve. It said Steve will give you a job and you will start the next day.”

Charmaine called and when she was put through to Steve he said “how did you know? It only became available half-an-hour ago”.

Working at the canteen, Charmaine said the voices would become louder when she was serving customers.

One day she decided to repeat what she was hearing to a customer.

“I thought ‘I’ll repeat everything I’m hearing’ and this poor boy went white. It was his mother in spirit. I realised then something weird was happening.”

Charmaine said when she went home she could hear about seven voices.

“Right above the voices I could hear what sounded like my brother’s voice, I said that and they all started to clap. It freaked me out.”

Charmaine said the voices were nagging her to get out of bed one night and switch on the television.

When she turned on the television, medium John Edward’s show was on.

“I realised when I watched that he was talking to the invisible people,” she said.

Charmaine said the gift was both a blessing and a burden.

“It was terrible at the start,” she said.

However, over time she has learned how to ignore the voices or “switch it off”.

Charmaine said she had been able to connect with her daughter.

“There will be times when I get a lot of signs from my daughter,” she said.

“If she wants to play with me she will pull my hair.”

Charmaine said her great gift was being able to help people through their grief at losing a loved one.

She encourages people to move on when they have lost a loved one.

Charmaine admits there will always be people who doubt her psychic abilities.

She said a man who had lost his son was encouraged to come along to one of her shows.

After initially putting the flyer in the bin, he reluctantly attended.

“He came and I gave him 30 points of validation in less than five minutes,” she said.

“He was my biggest skeptic ever, but he still writes.”

Charmaine will be at the Southside Leagues Club in Griffithon Wednesday, October 22,from 7.30pm, as part of her Mystical Messages Tour.

She was the winner of the first series of Seven Network’s The One and has travelled around Australia reaching out to those in need.

“I get so much out of sharing messages with those searching for answers,” Charmaine said.

“If I can help one person in a small way, I have done my job.”

Charmaine said death often didn’t make sense.

“We can get caught up focusing on the tragedy, rather than finding the reason to keep living,” she said.

“I think I help bridge that gap just a bit.”

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