Lauren Cheatle shoots to national selection

Berrima District Sports Awards 2014 junior champion Lauren Cheatle has been picked again for the Australian Shooting Stars women’s cricket squad. Photo by Josh BartlettCRICKET
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BOWRAL cricketer Lauren Cheatle is a star that continues to shine brightly.

Cheatle, 16, has been selected for her second successive overseas tour with the Commonwealth Bank Australian Shooting Stars.

The Highlander will represent the Stars when the squad travels to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 30.

Australia will stay until April 13 and will play four 50-over and two Twenty20 matches against the ECB Academy.

The Southern Stars squad is the equivalent of an Australia A side (second tier).

Cheatle was recently picked to tour Sri Lanka and retained her spot for the trip to Dubai.

The emerging talent said it was “massive” to be picked for the upcoming tour.

“It’s incredible to be selected again,” Cheatle said.

“It’s a shock because I didn’t think that they would select the same players (as Sri Lankan tour).”

Cheatle said she was pleased with her form on the last tour, where the Stars played two 50-over and two T20 games.

The all-rounder missed the tour opener due to illness, but returned to the side for the final three games.

Cheatle said she picked up a couple of wickets but didn’t have an opportunity to bat.

“I did alright – it was my first trip overseas,” she said.

“This time around, I want to get more out of my bowling.

“We have the same coaching staff as the Sri Lankan tour, so I will be picking their brains.”

Cheatle is contracted with the NSW Breakers women’s cricket team and trains three times per week in Sydney.

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Korea first hand for Cowra View Club

Guest speaker Jay Moore and baby daughter Grace, mayor Bill West, Jemma Pokoney, Annette Lynch and Ruth Fagan at the recent VIEW Club lunch.The Cowra VIEW Club was pleased to be involved in the Festival of International Understanding once again.
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President Annette Lynch welcomed the mayor Bill West, councillor Ruth Fagan, youth ambassador Jemma Pokoney and council project officer Linda Barron.

A new member, Dorothy Dodd, was also included.

Mayor Bill West was most appreciative of the continued support given by the club to the festival prior to introducing Mrs Jay Moore, the guest speaker and her two children.

Jay’s parents came to Australia from Korea and it is here that she received most of her education, only recently settling in Cowra with her husband.

She choose four main topics for her talk on Korea; language, food, work, culture and religious interaction. This was enhanced by a powerpoint presentation and an amusing quiz.

Rowena Casey thanked our guest for her address and made a presentation in appreciation.

Councillor Ruth Fagan spoke on the youth ambassador program and introduced Jemma Pokoney, representing Cowra Dance Factory. Jemma has chosen the local hospital as her charity and told us of her many fundraising efforts, her love of dancing and her passion and determination to make a difference and succeed. We were most impressed by her maturity and enthusiasm and this was acknowledged by Murial Yell on behalf of the club.

Members were reminded that the next meeting will not be until Friday, April 24, when we will be commemorating Anzac Day with historian Graham Apthorpe as speaker.

-Cowra VIEW Club

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Counterfeit banknote sparks police warning

POLICE are warning to be on the lookout for fake banknotes after a counterfeit $20 note was seized at Miller Shopping Centre.
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Australia has one of the lowest rates of counterfeiting in the world, but police recommend residents learn what to do if they suspect a note is fake.

They should compare the note with one believed to be genuine, handle it as little as possible and store it in an envelope.

A real note is printed on plastic, hard to tear and springs back if scrunched. A genuine note should have a white image on the clear window that cannot be scratched off, and should have a coat of arms and diamond pattern when held up to the light. Print should appear sharp.

A suspect banknote may feel too thick or thin and have irregularities in lines or colours.

Always record information about where the suspect note came from and report it to police.

Bag snatch arrest

A man, 33, was charged with armed robbery after he threatened a woman with a syringe and stole her handbag on Sunday.

A woman, 41, was walking into a unit block on Nagle Street, Liverpool, at 5.30pm when she was approached by the man who fled after taking her bag.

Police searched surrounding streets and found a man in Nagle Street. He was arrested and appeared in Liverpool Local Court on Monday.

Man stabbed

A man was hospitalised after an assault at Liverpool on Sunday.

Security officers removed a man from a function room at a building in Laurantus Service Way at 3.30am after he allegedly became argumentative and threatening. Police were told that when the security officer went back inside to remove another patron the man who had been taken outside approached another man, 30, and hit him on the head with a bottle and stabbed him with a knife. The two men removed from the venue then fled in a vehicle.

The injured man was treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. Police want to locate the two men and the vehicle.

Police car in crash

Police are investigating a crash in Casula involving a police vehicle on Friday.

A car from Liverpool local area command was on its way to assist police trying to stop a suspected stolen car at 10pm. As the police car approached the intersection of the Hume Highway and Pine Road, a Toyota Camry made a right-hand turn in front of the police car. The police car hit the Camry and a power pole before stopping across two lanes of the Hume Highway.

The Camry continued into a construction fence. A girl, 15, and a boy, 11, had to be rescued from the car by emergency services. They were treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital; the boy suffering a broken collarbone.

The two police officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries and taken to Liverpool Hospital.

Police are investigating the crash.

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Pictures – Gloucester Junior Cricket presentation

GLOUCESTER Junior Cricket Association held its presentation day on Saturday.
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Pictures – Gloucester Junior Cricket presentation Milo Cricket players with program coordinators Harry Clarke and Callan Radford.

Under 14s Player of the Year James McLeod.

Under 16s award winners Blake Steadman, Ben Reynolds, Scott Wilson, Andrew Hughes, Brodie O’Brien, Jye Barkwill and Harry Clarke.

Kanga cricket award winners.

Under 14s Encouragement Award winners Sam Wilson, Kayden Schuman and Joe Forrester.

Under 14s Most Valuable Players Kane Davis, Darcy Allardice and Drew Stone.

Hat-trick award recipient Lucas Summerville.

Under 14s runners-up.

Under 14s winners.

TweetFacebookKanga: Encouragement Award Asher Baker;Player of the Year Jack Bignell and Logan Farley.

Under14s: Most Valuable Players Darcy Allardice,Drew Stone, Cameron Dunlop and Kane Davis;Encouragement Awards Sam Wilson, Kayden Schumann and Joe Forrester;Hat-trick Lucas Summerville;Player of the Year James McLeod.

Under 16s: Encouragement Award Andrew Hughes;Batting AggregateHarry Clarke;Bowling Aggregate Jye Barkwill;Fielding Award Brodie O’Brien;Rep Player Ben Reynolds;Brook Award Josh Wilson;Player of the Year Blake Steadman;Hat-trick Ben Reynolds.

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Jury to decide woman’s fate over break in and setting fire to house charges

DAY IN COURT: A woman will stand trial over a break-in, theft and fire.KIM Muir, 54, was committed for trial in Orange Local Court on Monday over the break-in at a house in Clinton Street in March last year where items were stolen and the premises damaged by fire.
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Magistrate Terry Lucas in committing Muir for trial in the District Court in Orange told the accused he was of the opinion “a reasonably instructed jury” had a chance of convicting Muir.

Muir faced the court charged with four offences relating to the break-in and pleaded guilty to goods in custody suspected of being stolen, which was one of the charges.

On that count she was fined $300.

Director of Public Prosecutions solicitor Talitha Hennessey told the court the DPP had elected to run with the charges of break and enter and break and enter a house and destroy property in the District Court.

The fourth charge of damage property by fire was originally a back-up charge.

In committing Muir for trial Mr Lucas told the accused he had to ask her several questions and she wasn’t to answer until she deferred to her solicitor.

Mr Lucas also told Muir anything she decided to say in court on Monday could be taken down and used in evidence against her.

Police say Muir broke into the house by removing a flyscreen and smashing a window to gain entry.

During the break-in the accused allegedly stole several items, including a microwave oven.

The case has been listed for the next sitting of Orange District Court on April 29.

A date for the trial will then be determined.

Muir will be allowed to remain on bail until her next court appearance.

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Business Woman of the YearPHOTOS

Enterprising Women Whyalla recently hosted its Business Woman of the Year award dinner on March 12.
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The event was held at the Mount Laura Homestead conference centre with a great attendance from men and women in the community.

Dinner was beautifully catered for by Head Catering and guests were captivated by the success story of former local, Cindy Westphalen.

Since her time in WhyallaCindy has built her catering business, Cindy’s Classic Gourmet, to be an award winning company that works in conjunction with a number of Adelaide businesses to cater and set-up for events and functions.

Talking about embracing social media, Cindy discussed her experience with launching her own iPhone and iPad app, Wedding Girl.

Cindy has also published two books with her second book, Whyalla to Weddings, coming soon.

The night concluded with the highly anticipated announcement of this year’s business woman of the year which went to Harsco Metals operations shift coordinator Ashleigh Stiling.

Business Woman of the Year | PHOTOS Rochelle Whitford, Tiffany Ollington, Brianna Chappell and Emma Garonne.

Pam Zubrinich and Janet Sawyer.

Harsco Metals table (back, from left) Elaine McLauchlan, Rattanaporn Jones, Ashleigh Stiling,Michael Jones, Ros Cass, Tim Stiling, (front) Brian McLauchlan, Shaun Dunshea and Paul Cass.

(Back, from left) Senator Ann Ruston, Bernadette Abraham, member of the Legislative Council Andrew McLachlan, Cindy Westphalen, (front) Stephen Abraham, Tanya Parker, Barbara and Tom Derham.

(Back, from left) Rochelle Whitford, Tiffany Ollington, Jane Owens, Val Callaghan, Vickie Castle and Jenny Knight.

Cate Rodda, Sharon Harris, Fiona Garde, Tamra Enbom and Emma Garonne.

Paula Wilson and Sandy Jones.

(Back, from left) Jane McGrath, Jenny Barnes, Paula Zbierski, Michelle Wilbey, Yvonne Rodda, (front) Majorie Hollingworth, Kathryn Hollingworth and Cathy Taylor.

(Back, from left) Bev Boath, Karen Graham, Paulette Green, Michele Hart, Elaine Laird, Trish Munn, (front) Anne Bateman, Marion Norman, Karen Casagrande and Anne Rosewarne.

Narelle McWhinney, Leeanne Trager and Trudy Claxton.

(Back, from left) Andrew Richardson, Kristy Bell, Mandy Smallacombe, Adrian Smallacombe, Alison Hams, Mark Tempany, (front) Greg Flanegan, Michael Westphalen and Ange Smith.

(Back, from left) Leeanne Traeger, Narelle McWhinney, Trudy Claxton, Tricia Gerahty, Majorie Hollingworth, Judy Matchett, (front) Clare McLaughlin, Audrey Pyett, Annie Paterson and Joanne Marshall.

Trish Kratz, Wendy Bentz and Aileen Hewitson.

Whyalla Business woman of the year Ashleigh Stiling.

Tim Stiling, Ros Cass, Ashleigh Stiling and Paul Cass.

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Magpie stars go to school

PIES CHAT: Mason Cox and Tyson Goldsack.FOR the past two days Collingwood players have invaded Bendigo, with their entire senior squad exploring the region as part of its Community Camp.
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A lucky group of Weeroona College Bendigo students got a chance to speak with two Magpies players, Tyson Goldsack and Mason Cox.

Both players are in different stages of their careers, Goldsack a premiership player who has played 124 games for Collingwood, while Cox is an international rookie, who pulled on the black and white jumper for the first time in Sunday’s NAB Challenge game.

Students spent about an hour talking with the pair, asking questions about their achievements and how the game has changed over the years.

Goldsack,in his ninth year with the Pies, spoke to students aboutmaking the right decisions, whether it be on or off the field.

“It is about choosing the right path and understanding the ramifications of what you do,” he said.

“It is about making the right decisions, especially when it comes to social media.”

Cox, who has a mechanical engineering degree,also spoke about the importance of school and going to university.

“A degree never expires, so you can always fall back on that,” he said.

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Coota pride for Jack’s Ride 

Coota pride for Jack’s Ride  SO MUCH SUPPORT: It was a big moment for the community-minded 12-year-old when Jack Douglas arrived back to a park full of his school buddies.
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BIG MOMENT: Jack Douglas makes his way through the hoard of students on hand to cheer him on as he entered Albert Park.

FAMILY MOMENT: The Godbier family on board the vintage truck accompany Jai back into town.

GO JACK: Students cheer on Jack as he makes his way through the park.

OF THE MOMENT: The Godbier family with Jack including Jai Godbier, Mick, Jack Douglas, Raylene Godbier and Koby.

WELL DONE: The group of Bicycle Users Group members who rode with Jack during his fundraising ride.

HERE HE COMES: Jack Douglas rides into Albert Park.

COULDN’T BE PROUDER: Mum Rhonda has a blast supporting her son Jack.

GO JACK: Students made signs to show their support for Jack and the Godbiers as he rode along the Cootamundra Public School boundary.

SUPPORT: Students show support as Jack Douglas makes his way into town.

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St Patrick’s Day | Pictures

St Patrick’s Primary School celebrated St Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of sports on Tuesday. Pictures: Anthony Stipo
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St Patrick’s Day | Pictures Ella-Rose Catanzariti, 5, dresses for the occasion.

St Patrick’s Primary School pupils Joseph Sergi, 8, and Ryan Puntoriero, 8, dress for the occasion.

Sarah Zambon, 11, watches on in the sports afternoon.

Ellina Sergi, 5, takes part in the egg and spoon race.

Charlotte Rossetto, 5, concentrates on the task at hand.

Isaiah Dal Broi, 6, and Soham Ghosh, 6, have fun competing.

Isabella Torrefranca, 8, has fun competing.

Enrico Bianchini, 8, participates in the sack race.

Henry Laurent, 11, celebrates St Patrick’s Day.

Blake Aloisi, 9, has fun in the soccer match.

Javier Torresan, 7, wears green to mark the occasion.

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Festival shaping up to be exciting and colourful

John and Edith Malycha with Twisted Tree by Barbara Parry, and Wombat by Irene Jeffrey made with wire from their farm at last year’s festival.
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This year’s Peterborough Arts and Cultural festival is shaping up to be exciting and colourful with the theme of flowers.

The Peterborough Art Prize kicks off the festival with the opening and judging occurring on Friday, March 27.

Excellent works by artists from all over Australia will be exhibited in the magnificent Peterborough Town Hall.

This years raffle is a gorgeous watercolor by Graham Smith “The Farm gate”.

The goods shed has seen some activity in recent months with new works both wire and papier mache that will be on display during the festival.

Several pieces are contributing to this year’s theme.

The raffle prize this year is two fantastic bush turkeys made from wire by Bridget. They would look great in the garden so catch us through the exhibition or in the main street.

Peterborough Patch workers will put on a stunning display of quilts and crafts. This year’s challenge is poppies so go and see their exhibition and see who won the challenge.

This year there is a new exhibition of collectables. We have a few collectors here in Peterborough and they are generously allowing their precious collections to be on display. Come and check it out.

The festival’s markets in the main street will be a great place to pick up something special with a variety of art, craft, jewelry, soaps, olive oil, spices, food and much more.

Free entertainment while you browse the stalls from Clare Valley Concert Band the first week and a sneak preview of Chooka Williams at the Easter market will keep add to the festival.

The ever productive community gaden will be open for visitors to see how wicker beds can produce in the harsh desert climate. Please remember the beds are owned and cared for by individual plotters so please look but do not take.

The men’s shed is having open days to show case their latest project. The project involves making a two-metre replica of the last working passenger steam locomotive, the T181, using 3D printers built at the men’s shed.

The history group has been forever busy and will be running tours of the old print shop during the festival this year. This should be exciting.

For your entertainment during the festival Steve Poltz and Chooka Williams will be playing. Check posters around town for details and prices.

For more details check the website www.ourpeterboroughsouthaustralia南京夜网.au

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Get ready for Steam and Traction

Pictured is a four and a half horsepower Model C Type E vertical engine. The piston runs vertically like a modern engine.The 47th Booleroo Steam and Traction Rally will be held on Sunday, March 29, at the Booleroo Centre Oval, Arthur Street, from 8am to 4pm.
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There is a swap meet starting at 8am.

This is getting more popular each year with last year being the biggest yet.

There will be several different displays this year that have not been seen at the rally before.

They have Medieval Blacksmith who will be making axes and swords – this will be worth looking at!

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club is bring 20 plus immaculately restored vehicles including a 1924 Garford truck which is being freighted in .

They are also having a display involving water.

This includes anything to do with pumping water by hand, wind, or machine.

Some of the odd or unusual water items will be a Days water motor, which converts water power into mechanical power , and a Sachs Wankel engine (similar to the Mazda rotary engine) which were used on Finsbury firefighting units and two hot air pumps – not to be missed.

Another feature this year will be a large display of New Way engines.

These Engines, manufactured in Lansing, Michigan in America, are air-cooled .

They are a fairly rare engine world-wide.

More than 15 engines will be on display and Steam and Traction would challenge any other club to try and top the display.

There was a prominent Horwood Bagshaw Dealership in Booleroo Centre. They sold quite a few New Ways in the 1910s and 1920s.

They have exhibitors coming from Victoria and even Queensland as this will be the biggest display of New Ways ever seen together .

Don’t miss this. Plenty of country cooked food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

There is also craft and vehicle orientated stalls in the large shed.

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Mission to help others

KNOWLEDGE: Dr Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu will be in Leeton next week to share his experiences regarding health in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.THE challenges and difficulties in providing health care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly fornewborns and their mothers, will be highlighted by a renowned doctor at a meeting in Leeton next week.
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The towns two Rotary clubs will host a combined meeting where Dr Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu will address members and residents in attendance.

Dr Luc is a doctor, pastor and member of parliament.He is also married with four children.

Dr Luc has a long history as a doctor and has helped saved countless lives after discovering people in his country were dying from inadequate health care.

It was after seeing this that he decided to devote himself to the people of Uvira district and especially Luvungi township.

Soon after it was decided a hospital was needed, with Dr Luc financing the project, which was completed in 2010.

He has also built four radio stations so members of the community could learn about health and education.

Alongside that work, Dr Luc has built orphanages, schools, bridges and micro hydro electric plant to supply ongoing power to the hospital.

Rotary Club of Leeton Central member Sue Gavel encouraged all Leeton shire residents to head along to Dr Luc’s presentation next week.

“While in Leeton Dr Luc will also be visiting students from St Joseph’s Primary School and St Francis College as these two schools have previously held fund-raising activities to support Dr Luc’s project in the DR Congo,” Mrs Gavel said.

“Dr Luc will be one of the major guest speakers at the Rotary District Conference in Cowra (this weekend) and has generously agreed to come to Leeton the following night as our guest speaker.”

Dr Luc’s list of credentials also include forming a liaison with the Birthing Kit Foundation to supply clean birthing kits to the region where he lived.

This particular area is large and isolated, with 95 per cent of the women never visiting a midwife or doctor due to their location,

Dr Luc’s presentation will be held at the Leeton Soldiers Club on Monday at 6.30pm at a cost of $30 per person.

Part of the proceeds raised on the night will go to Dr Luc’s foundation.

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Re-elected government to fund stage two hospital development

A $400 million stage two redevelopment of Blacktown-Mount Druitt Hospitalswill go ahead under a re-elected Baird Coalition state government.
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The election promisesbuilds on the $322 million stage one hospital redevelopment, which is well-underway.

The redevelopmentwill include a new emergency department, intensive care, ambulatory care, operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a boost to maternity and paediatric services.

The redevelopmentincludes works at Mt Druitt Hospital to improve imaging and surgery services.

“The transformation of the Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital campus over the last four years has been extraordinary,”health minister Jillian Skinner said.

“There have been cranes in the air, a state-of-the-art building has risen from the ground, morale of staff is high and patients are excited about the future of this hospital.When the Baird Government commits to a hospital redevelopment – we deliver. Nowhere is that message clearer than at Blacktown and Mt Druitt where our commitment to delivering enhanced health services will have countless benefits for patients and their loved ones.”

Premier Mike Baird added:

“Our investment in Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital is unprecedented and this $400 million commitment shows the job is not done yet – we will ensure the world-class care that is delivered here is done from a world-class facility,”

“This is a great day for the Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital campus, which has been the site of the state’s single largest hospital construction project in the Baird Government’s first term.Western Sydneyis one of Australia’s fastest growing regions and it is vital that Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital is redeveloped to meet the community’s health care needs, now and into the future.Labor ignored this hospital campus and its dedicated staff for 16 years. The Baird Government has a clear record of delivering enhanced health services for Blacktown and Mt Druitt and we will continue to do so if re-elected on March 28.”

The stageone hospitalredevelopmentwill be completed at Blacktown next year and includea seven-storey clinical services building, comprehensive care centres for cancer, cardiac, respiratory medicine and aged care, as well as a new in-centre renal dialysis unit.

What do you think? Should both Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals get equal share of the funding?Have your say by commenting online.