THE Bomaderry Tigers will officially launch their 2016 season on Monday, February 1 at6pm at Artie Smith Oval. Please try and get there nice and early, no matter how unfit you are. Shouldn’t be too hard first up, as the main thing we want to do is have a chat and work out what we all want to achieve and what nights’ suit the majority.
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HEAD OVER THE FOOTY: Bomaderry Tigers’ tough midfielder Matt Tyler competes for the ball in a match against the Kiama Power last season at Bonaira St Oval. Photo: GEORGIA MATTS.

They will probably elect to train on Monday and Wednesday for the time being, to allow players involved with cricket to attend.

All positions on the committee were filled at the AGM, along with the appointment of Glenn Keys as director of coaching, Lachlan Jackman as first grade coach and Andrew Pearn as reserve grade coach for 2016.

Glenn joined the Tigers midway through last year and instantly had an impact both as an assistant coach and through his willingness to get in and help out at all levels. With the Tigers keen to have everyone (first and second grade and the u17s) training as one and playing the same game plan, Glenn’s experience and input is seen as a positive step and one that will hopefully compliment the youth and enthusiasm of Lachlan Jackman who takes over the reins from Sean Byrne after serving most of last year as Pudge’s assistant.With Dukesy and Burnie also offering their assistance, the Tiger’s look well positioned from a coaching perspective, however they are still keen to hear from anyone who might like to get involved and help out on the sidelines, be it as an assistant coach, a runner, or as a strapper. For more information, please contact Sticks on 0403 291 231 or Tony on 0422 365 408.

With the club in a healthy position financially and all positions filled on the committee, their main priority now is to top up our playing list and recruit some new faces to the club. With that in mind, the club strongly encourages everyone to keep an eye out for anyone new to the local area or looking to transfer clubs. It doesn’t matter how good you are, or if you have never played the game before, as long as you are keen to have a go and want to be part of a successful club that embraces family, fun and football, then the BAFC is the club for you.For the record, Bomaderry will once again be fielding senior teams in first and second grade, while the juniors have teams entered in the u12s, u14.5s and u17s age groups, plus it is hoped that there will be an u10s competition similar to last year.

In addition to that, there is an Auskick program for the younger kids, so as you can see, there is plenty of AFL for all age groups. For more information on club activities (football or social) please contact Sticks on 0403 291 231or Tony McCann on 0422 365 408.

Until next time, Go the Tigers – WHOOA!

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Getting fit: Go4Fun is a free 10 week healthy lifestyle program for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight.Lower Blue Mountains families looking to kick start the year with healthy changes to their lifestyle are encouraged to enrol in Term 1 of Go4Fun, a free after school program supporting children to become fitter, healthier and happier.
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Lower Blue Mountains Go4Fun Exercise Group Leader, Leesa Kaimoana, saidGo4Fun is a free 10 week healthy lifestyle program forchildren aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight.

“Go4Fun is about making sustainable changes to improve the lives of your children and your family. Families who have attended the previous Go4Fun programs have achieved fantastic results and are now enjoying healthier, more active lifestyles,” she said.

“The program is so much fun for kids and their families. The kids in particular have lots of fun learning about nutrition and good food choices in a non-threatening environment.”

Ms Kaimoana took up her role as exercise group leader after witnessing the benefits of the program firsthand.

“My daughter and I enrolled in Go4Fun several years ago. I found the program to be a really good experience and as a result of our participation, my daughter is now much more active and sets aside time to exercise regularly,” she said.

“If you’re looking to improve your family’s eating habits, learn about nutrition for the whole family and increase your children’s fitness and confidence, Go4Fun is a great way to get the family involved in living an active, healthy and happy lifestyle.”

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SLOW DOWN: Bathurst Highway Patrol officers have warned motorists that they will be enforcing school zone speed limits now that students have returned for another year. Photo: FILEPOLICE have urged motorists to keep an eye on their speed and hands off their devices this week as students return to school for term one, 2016.
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Bathurst Highway Patrol leading Senior Constable Daniel Cooper said the 40-kilometre school zones throughout the state will be enforced again now that school has returned for another year.

“The gazetted school zones came back into force on January 27 and will remain in place until April 8,” he said.

Designated school zones are marked with large signs alongside the road, at the beginning and end, listing the speed limit and operation times.

Many of the school zones in the Bathurst area also feature flashing lights that remain on before and after school to remind motorists to slow down during these high foot traffic times.

“Be aware that some of the school zones are yet to be upgraded with the flashing signs, but they are still enforceable with the current signage,” Senior Constable Cooper said.

Officers will be out in force in Bathurst to ensure residents and parents dropping off their children are following the road rules.

Police will target a range of driving offences, not only those related to speed.

“Officers from Bathurst Highway Patrol will be enforcing school zones, targeting speed related offences, mobile phone offences and school crossing offences,” Senior Constable Cooper said.

School zones operate from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm on school days.

Drivers caught exceeding the 40km/h speed limit by 10km/h and under could face fines of $186 and two demerit points. While drivers who exceed the limit by more than 10km/h could be fined $335 and risk four demerit points.

Drivers who are caught using their mobile phones in a school zone could be fined $425 and the loss of four demerit points.

Offences related to pedestrian crossings range in fines from $319 to $531 and the loss of up to four demerit points.

To find out more about fines and demerit points for offences committed in school zones, visit Roads and Maritime Services online.

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Back to school in 2006 | Photos Prep Tyler Sinclair gets help making a ‘first day of school’ poster from grade one student Sam Bigham at Haven Primary School.
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Haven Primary School captains, from front, Jasmine Healey and Trent Rowan; middle, sports captain Cameron Rehberg; and back, junior school council secretary Molly Polidoro and president Nathan Plush.

Horsham West Primary School grade six students Emily Jewell and Jesse Hutchins.

Horsham’s St Brigid’s College school captains, from front, Claire Barber and Josh Stevenson; and back, Grant Freckleton and Ashleigh Gutteridge.

Horsham North Primary School students gather for their first assembly for 2006.

Hayley Wolfe makes a triumphant return to work at Horsham West Primary School.

Mum Helen Isaac reassures Brittany Isaac before the start of grade one at Horsham North Primary School.

Horsham 298 Primary School grade two Ashleigh Miller and grade three Taylah Klemm wait for the bus in Kalkee Road.

Nhill College school captains Katrina Wallis and Luke Reichenbach and vice-captain Rommi Driscoll.

Horsham’s Bailey McQueen, 7, stocks up before starting grade two at Horsham West Primary School.

Olivia Jarred and Emily Pfeiffer look a little apprehensive in their first grade one class at Horsham North Primary School.

Sarah and her twin sister Mikah Hughes are all ready for their first day of school at Horsham West Primary School.

Finn and Chloe with classmates from the four-year-old kinder group at Dimboola Kindergarten.

From left, Erin Wills, Tea Kuhne, Jonty Hunter, Daniel Polack, Benson Miller, Zoe Huggard-Brown, Joanne Wolthuis and Chris Eldridge are some of the students from the four-year-old group at Dimboola Kindergarten.

Finn and Chloe with classmates from the four-year-old kinder group at Dimboola Kindergarten.

Grade two Aimee Madex welcomes little brother Josh, prep, to Horsham North Primary School.

Nhill College preps Daniel and Bailey are pictured with their new classmates.

Prep students at Nhill College listen to their teacher at story time.

Sarah Hughes, 5, gets a little help from her twin sister Mikah for her first day of school at Horsham West Primary School.

Nhill College school captains Katrina Wallis and Luke Reichenbach and vice-captain Rommi Driscoll.

Prep students Daniel and Bailey are all smiles about starting school at Nhill College.

Horsham North Primary School grade one students Brittany Isaac, Olivia Jarred and Tyson Mackley.

Jordie McAuliffe contemplates life, the universe and school ahead of her first day.

Brandon Taylor, 8, plays on the equipment at Horsham West Primary School.

Brandon Taylor, 8, plays on the equipment at Horsham West Primary School.

Brandon Taylor, 8, plays at school at Horsham West.

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Mick Corkhill, Grassy Creek Merinos, Boorowa, and district wool grower, Bill Mackay, “Brookfield”, Yass, looking at the pen of stud ewe weaners at the Grassy Creek display during the 2016 Great Southern Supreme Merino field day.RELATED:Wool confidence surges as Aussie dollar weakens
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BILL Mackay, “Brookfield”, Yass, annually shears 5500 Merino sheep, on his Southern Tablelands property.

With an average of 17 microns across his grown sheep, he said his family have been traditional fine wool growers for 70 years.

However, Mr Mackay said with the current lack of premium for finer micron wool, his returns are not comparable with sheep cutting heavier fleece weights, but still maintaining a finer micron.

Concern about the low returns from his fine wool has caused Mr Mackay to re-evaluate the genetic provenance of his flock, doubting the traditional superfine wool which was the mainstay for many Southern Tableland flocks will ever return to the excellent prices of the past.

“We are in the process of changing our breeding direction,” Mr Mackay said.

“We only want to increase our fleece weight without blowing the micron out too much. But we still want to keep our style.”

Mr Mackay will focus on retaining the good spinners type, but the need to lift wool production which drives profits will be the determining factor for the future.

“Our spinner types are selling well going to the Italian processors, but we are simply not cutting enough,” he said.

Mr Mackay said the current wool prices were very good, giving him confidence in the future viability of his operation.

“Prices are much better now than in past years, but there isn’t a lot of difference between 17 and 19 microns,” he said.

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Bendigo Harriers’ Peter Cowell.
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VERSATILITY of many members and strength in relays played a big part in Bendigo Harriers overrunning Athletics Chilwell on the final day to be the number one club at Athletics Victoria’s 2016 country championships in Geelong.

The reigning champs, Bendigo Harriers started Sunday’s finale at John Landy Field more than 90 points behind Chilwell.

At the end of the three days of hot competition, Bendigo Harriers had scored 1657.50 points to claim the Margaret Saunders Country Cup for the second year in a row.

Athletics Chilwell was runner-up on 1470.83 as Eaglehawk capped another superb meet by being third in the teams race on 1034.50.

Next best were Geelong Guild and Wendouree on 956 and 825.83 respectively.

Holder of the Country Cup a remarkable nine years in a row from 1999 until 2007, South Bendigo finished this meet in sixth place on 687 points.

Although it was one of the smallest teams at the titles, Bendigo University showed a lot of pride as it racked up 26 points.

The Ex-Athletes Cup awarded to the leading women’s team was an enthralling battle between Athletics Chilwell and Eaglehawk.

Competing on home turf, Chilwell took honours this time on 643.33 points ahead of the Hawks, 522; Geelong Guild, 478; South Bendigo, 418; Bendigo Harriers, 410.

For the fifth year running, Bendigo Harriers won the David Kitt Memorial Trophy as the leading men’s team.

The Harriers finished more than 400 points clear of Chilwell in this contest.

Bendigo Harriers racked up 1247.50 points to win this duel from Chilwell, 827.50; Eaglehawk, 512.50; and Geelong Guild, 478.

South Bendigo was sixth on 269 points, and University scored 23 points.

Meanwhile, TarliBird smashed her personal best time in a remarkable solo feat in the latest heat of Athletics Bendigo’s Tuesday Night Series.

The only starter in the 3000m race, Bird powered around the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in a time of 9:44.31 on Australia Day.

Her previous best in Bendigo’s series was 9:59.30.

Bird’s time is believed to be the second-fastest achieved by a female competitor at the 3000m distance at LUBAC.

Queensland’’s Ruth McDonnell clocked 9:39.39 on her way to winning the Australian under-18 title in 2001.

Bird has won the past four rounds in the Tuesday Night Series.

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Reminiscent: John Waters pays tribute to the genius of John Lennon through favourites Strawberry Fields Forever, Imagine and Working Class Hero.JOHN Lennon fans can enjoy some of his popular songs at the Wenty Leagues Club next weekend.
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More than 36 years after his death and after sold-out shows in New York City, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia.

The Lennon-inspired theatrical event is on Saturday, February 6, at the Wentworthville venue.

The show, part concert and part biography, is created and performed by renowned Australian actor and musician John Waters and esteemed singer and pianist Stewart D’Arrietta.

It showcases the talent of one of the most admired stars of the past century, with a story and 31 songs including Strawberry Fields Forever, Imagine and Working Class Hero.

This internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrates the music and phenomenon of Lennon.

Producer Harley Medcalf said seeing the production at its American premiere was a truly emotional experience.

“We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono [Lennon’s wife] and the Lennon Estate,” she said.

Waters said he was very excited to perform in New York.

“To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were from October to January, this was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there.

“Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The show will head down under in February and play across Sydney, including at the Sydney Opera House.

“It’s been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audience that are coming along,” he said.

“Some of them weren’t even born then — It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day.”

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Honoured: Mervyn Reid of Thornlands was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to veterans and their families. Photo: Cheryl GoodenoughTwo residents from the Redlands were awarded a Medalof the Order of Australiaon Australia Day.
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Mervyn Reid from Thornlands was given the award for service to veterans and their families and Stathis E. Efstathis, of Raby Bay, received the award for service to the Greek community of Queensland.

Mr Reid has helped veterans through various organisations includingthrough the RSL’s South Eastern District based at Greenslopes Private Hospital for 20 years.

He works with seven volunteers who have been together for 18 years.

The team provides counselling and information to help veterans and their families to get entitlements.

“Our main aim is to give information and to follow up with action, if required,” he said.

Mr Reid said his commitment to volunteer work is a result of his personal experience.

“I was on my own and I floundered,” he said.

As a result he underwent training to be able to help veterans and their families.

He described his volunteer work as very rewarding.

“It gives a sense of satisfaction to see people get their entitlements and walk away with a smile on their face and their families are so appreciative.”

Mr Reid said receiving the OAM was quite a shockand very humbling.

“Its for the veterans that we as a team have represented over the years and those in the future that we can help.

“It also wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners and family,” he said.

Mr Reid expressed his gratitude to his team and the hospital staff who are supportive of the services they provide.

Amongst his other involvement, Mr Reid has been president of the Airfield Defence Guard Association since 2004 and a founder member of the association since 1968.

He has also been a life member and advocate for the 2Squadron Association since 1997 and isa member of the Tarakan Reunion, an association for defence personnel who served in Borneo in 1945.

Mr Reid has been the Airfield Defence Association delegate to the Brisbane ANZAC Day Planning Committee for many years.

Mr Efstathis said he was inspired to do honorary work by his father during his childhood in Northern Queensland.

Having started in his mid-20s, he has done a lot of service work in the Greek community.

From 1985 to 1989 Mr Efstathiswas vice-president and president of of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George in Brisbane and he was made a life member in 2000.

He was awarded the Australian Kastellorizian of the Year in 2013 and became a life member of the Kastellorizian Association of Queensland in the same year.

Mr Efstathis was also president of the Brisbane branch of the association in the 1970s.

He has been an active member of the Paniyiri Festival since 1979 and president of the Greek Orthodox Youth Associationat branch, state and national levels.

Mr Efstathis was chairman of the steering committee of the Victoria Point Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank in 2004 and inaugural board director from 2005 to 2007.

He was honorary chairman of the Pelican’s Nest Shopping Centre Body Corporate in Victoria Point for 15 years and was a director of the Redlands Community Financial Services.

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Royal Autoclub Championship winners Ian and Wendy Chidgey with Pat Walker (centre).
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IAN and Wendy Chidgey are the toast of Margaret River Golf Club after winning their way to thefinal of the nation-wide Auto Club Championship.

The prize for this terrific husband and wife team is an all expenses paid trip for the decider at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the GoldCoast later in the year.

Travel, accommodation and golf costs for three days to compete in thefinal are included.

It was tough, it was tenseand in a nail-biting finish they managed to pip experienced Augusta pair Kim Darragh and recent Scroungers winner Brian Neal on a countback,after theyfinished equal on 73.

Congratulations are also due to Tony Dean, a visitor from Pineridge Golf Club, for hisman-of-the-round 44, which earned himtheindividual title – six clear of his nearestchallengers.

Craig Christie came out ontop of a three-player countback on 38 for therunners-up berth from Darragh, and Ricky Coates, who was the top woman.

Coates, in fact, was involved in another earlier countback, in the Rosily Vineyard mixed stableford, only to be edged out of top spot by Clinton McGregor after they bothcarded 37, justone behind was Bruce Derby.

So tight, too, in theFirst National Real Estate stableford with three men in the final shake-up on 39.

The scrutineers’ verdict was that Kim Hewton won from Rob Baker with Wayne Clark third.

Rain washed out the Veterans stableford, but there were no problem for the women’s event a day later as Rhonda Hearn created a storm of her own to win on 36.

In-form Di Yates (34) andMaggi Foy (32) claimed the minor placings.

In a week of crucialcountbacks, there was anotherdramaticdecider in the Mad Fish Wines Scroungers stableford with four men finishing on 38.

Eventually Ian Colmer got the nod over Geoff Barrett, Craig Christie and Bernhard Abbott, who was also runner up in the“B” Grade section.

Second best in the A” Grade was Brian Carter with 37.

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THIEF TARGET: Clyde View Holiday Park proprietor Bob Carver is at his wits end with thieves who target the park every night.
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A Batehaven holiday park proprietor, whose park is under siege from thieves, is appealing to police to do more to stop them.

“In previous years, it was spasmodic, but this summer it has really escalated out of control,” Clyde View Holiday Park proprietor Bob Carver said.

“It is happening on a nightly basis, and we need the police to be more vigilant and track down the perpetrators.”

The park has its own defences, namely 14 security cameras, boom gates, barbed wire fences, security staff going through every night and a staff member residing there, but still the thieves come in.

“I don’t know what more we can do,”Mr Carver said.

Mr Carver said security camera footage revealedit was the same small group of people responsible each time.

“They are about 17 to 19 and are always wearing hoodies,” he said.

“They walk in off the beach. It isvery much opportunity theft.

“People leave expensive gear in the open.

“The other night a new boogie board that was outside of a cabin was stolen.”

Mr Carver saidbeer was often taken from eskys and fishing rods and reels and towelswere popular targets.

The park gives its guests information booklets about the area, and this includes vital advice from the police, which Mr Carver endorses.

“Lock your valuables away because if you can see it, you can lose it,” he said.

Hewants more people who have belongings stolen to call the police andhe would like to catch the thieves in the act.

A Batehaven hotelier said his establishment had had six encounters with the group, with cars being badged and broken into, wallets and credits cards stolen and the cards used at McDonald’s.

He said he was presenting video footage from 20 security cameras around the hotelto police.

A Far South Coast Local Area Command police spokesman said that victims of these thefts should always phone the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 to report them, and that increased reports of theft would result in increased patrols in the area.

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