2011 Emu Awards: everyone is a winner!

BLYTH’s jumbuck giant, shearer Daryl Andriske, is this year’s Emu  Award winner. Daryl was named overall winner from 15 nominations for the award, which recognises local people “who stick their neck out and have a go.” He also won the Individual category. There was a tie in the Community Group category, with judges awarding both […]

Market a sales success

Brinkworth A ‘midweek market’ held recently at Brinkworth Preschool, selling clothes, books, toys, plants, garden produce, jam, bread, cakes and biscuits, raised about $800. According to mum Alex Cleland, there was no shortage of ideas on how to spend the money. “Director Prue Maitland, is full of enthusiasm,” she said. “She has some wonderful ideas […]

Balaklava, get your skates on!

Balaklava Skate Park Committee is gearing up to get the project underway, coming up with a list of fundraising ideas to help generate the remaining money needed after a State government grant ensured the project would proceed. And the temporary sign held for this photograph by Skate Park committee chairman, Peter Rohrlach, will become a […]

Manoora relics may find a berth

AFTER 17 years service to the Royal Australian Navy, the HMAS Manoora (II) is set to be decommissioned in coming months. The transport frigate is named after the Mid North town of Manoora, an ongoing relationship between the Navy and the community since the first HMAS Manoora was commissioned about 60 years ago. Clare and […]

Plenty of variety at Mallala fete

Mallala Show bags, Bilby bag trail, bull ride, jumping castle, glo sticks, balloons, old-fashioned sweets and face painting are just some of the exciting things on offer at Mallala Primary School’s fete on Friday, April 1. There will also be a major Easter raffle, with first prize a rain water tank! Browsing will take up […]

Prue: a true ‘First Lady’

PROFILE: By Les Pearson SHE is the woman behind the man who has led the Wakefield Regional Council since 1997. A farmhand, kindergarten director, rotary club secretary, mother, grandmother and last but not least a mayoress, Prue Maitland wears a number of ‘hats’. Taking the time out from her official cooking duties after delivering morning […]

Dublin’s Strawberry Fete always popular

Organisers of Dublin’s 10th strawberry fete on Sunday, February 27,  said it was all worth 12 months of planning. There were more stalls than previous years and musical and dancing entertainment was plentiful. There were 17 stalls this year, with locals keen to celebrate a decade of strawberries and other goodies. Organiser Pat Thompson said […]

Take five: UFO search at Avon Hall

Avon Could the Unidentified Flying Object at right be the focus of a search by the community of the tiny township of Avon? Not at all! But they are looking for UFO’s of another type – and it’s not an early April Fool’s Day prank. Avon is asking…do you have any UnFinished Objects (UFO’s)  in […]