Marrabel bull ride

Marrabel turned on a great atmosphere for this year’s bull ride, with a fantastic crowd flooding through the gates on Saturday night to watch the Pro Bull Riding action. Riders from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and even New Zealand took on bulls that were new to the circuit, making for very challenging rides, […]

Gleeson gains glory

On Monday February 12 the Clare High School Swimming Carnival was held at the Valley’s Lifestyle Centre. The modified twilight carnival was run after the initial carnival was postponed due to heat. The night demonstrated how student participation, staff commitment and family support can ensure a very successful carnival. A new jump start ensured a […]

Art of the People

Drawing by Raphael Sabu JEMIMA Matters is a very cheeky 10-year-old girl. She’s happy 98 per cent of the time. Her favourite thing to do is to go on outings in the car but at other times her days are filled with swimming, horse riding, bike riding and playing with anything that has wheels. Jemima […]

Bash for Cash

Balaklava Tennis Club’s Bash for Cash event on Saturday night attracted 16 teams of two with a total of about 60 people joining in the evening. Each team played three sets, with the winner not necessarily being the ‘best’ team! Highest Score was won by Tyson Lamond and Aaron Cross; first place was won by […]

Ahoy there! Gladstone’s Treasure Island tribute

St Joseph’s Parish School in Gladstone held its biennial school production recently, this year based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island and was directed and choreographed by local performer Judy Lewis. After more than a term of preparation, students performed in both a matinee and an evening performance over two days. Principal Martin Hayes […]

Christian Outreach celebrates 25 years

Clare Valley Christian Outreach (CVCO) celebrated 25 years of life and ministry in the Clare Valley on Sunday, October 22. CVCO manages the Christian Bookshop in Edwards’ Mall, the Thrift and Furniture Shop in Burton Street along with the Clare Christian Emergency Relief Centre and also supports school and youth ministry. Outlying ministries are the […]

Local ladies’ lavish luncheon

It was more of a lazy walk than a sprint for those attending the Two Wells Red Cross Melbourne Cup lunch on the first Tuesday in November, but with glorious spring weather bathing the venue in sunshine, no-one really cared. Two Wells local, Pam Duncan, opened up her home and hosted the event. Pam cooked […]