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February 20th, 2019 by admin

Home gutted by fire

A shocking house fire has completely gutted a Grenfell home this morning in what police describe as a lucky escape for the occupant.
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The family home in Monger Street was ignited in the early hours of this morning at approximately 3.00am.

The female occupant was awoken by a smoke alarm and was forced to crawl herself to safety, thankfully there are no injuries as a result.

The female occupant was home alone while her husband was out of town when anelectric heater caught fire to a blanket in the rear of the propertysending the majority of the houseup in flames.

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

Police will conduct their initial investigations but have stated that there areno suspicious circumstances and will file a report.

Grenfell Sargent, Michael Madgwick, said “It goes to show people the importance of smoke alarms and how they do save lives, it was a lucky escape for this occupant and had there not been a working smoke alarm installed we could have been faced with a tragic outcome”

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

The family home in Monger St was completely gutted by fire.

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February 20th, 2019 by admin

He’s taking the lead

SNAPSHOT: Sergeant Peter Foran, of Bathurst Highway Patrol, with Macalister Heath-Pearce, 9, from Crudine. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 100516cparad1TALK about being given a different perspective.
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Young Macalister Heath-Pearce, who features in today’s snapshot, enjoyed a ride in the lead police vehicle in Wednesday’s Supercars Driver and Transporter Parade.

It’s one thing to see the annual parade from William Street, but not too many people get to experience the parade from out on the road in one of the vehicles.

Parade assumes it was an experience Macalister won’t soon forget.

Springa surpriseBATHURST in spring can be a shock even for regular visitors.

Parade had his lunch in Kings Parade on Wednesday, where he got talking to a couple of race fanswho arecamping up on the Mount with their kids.

Through a couple of minutes of conversation, Parade established their background: they hail from the SunshineCoast, come to Bathurst each year and have done so for many years, and were recently at the Deniliquin Ute Muster (where they said the mud was calf-deep after all the rain in southern NSW).

What got Parade, though, was the fact the Bathurst weather can still spring a surprise.

“It’s been quite cold, hasn’t it?” the male half of the racing fan couple asked Parade, looking a bit unhappy about the fact.

Parade agreed that it had been a tad crisp in the mornings.

“It’s 28 degrees on the Sunshine Coast today,” the racing fanadded wistfully, staring off into the distance.

Well, you can’t have everything.

The Sunshine Coast has the sun, but Bathurst has the Mount, so that makes the two about even.

Coastal charmPARADE stayed on the Sunshine Coast while on a driving trip many years ago, getting a room for the night at a ramshackle motel with louvres for ventilation and ancient fans on the ceiling that did not much more than push the hot air around.

Parade remembers there was a boat in the backyard with three-foot weeds growing up around its hull. On the boat’s side were these words: HASTEN SLOWLY.

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February 20th, 2019 by admin

Festival revisits the past

The floral parade in 1970.Beginning life as the InverellFloral Festival 60 years ago, the Sapphire City Festival was established in 1956, after a public appeal for an annual event from themayor at the time.
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A competition was run to name the festival.

“It was actually named by Miss Gwen Campbell (nowMcGregor), who subsequently became our first queen, back in 1961,” festival committee publicity officer Peter Caddey said.

The well-loved event may have been inspired by the earlier Wool and Harvest Festival of North Western Slopes, which began in 1951, but was abandoned in 1955, likely due to severe flooding.

As the tradition continues, the committee is keen to remember the past, and have invited the festival’s string of monarchs to return for a civic reception on Saturday, October 22.

“We’re hoping to get as many ofthe previous queen winners as we possibly can,” Peter said.

“We’ve had a lot of responses from those queens, who’ve all said it’s been wonderful being able to reminisce.”Locals wishing to revisit their festival memories are invited to visit Tourism Inverell to see a collection of photographs and old programs.

Despite the cancellation of the mayoral ball and afternoon tea with the queens, this weekend will still be full of festival events.

Inverell Community Gardens will host farmers markets on Saturday morning, whilebowling and golf tournamentsrun through the day, along with Individual Ability Supports’ spring fashion parade. The Sapphire City River Run will take off on Sunday.

“There’s so many diverse activities for people to take part in. Most of them are free – there is some that you might need to pay an entrance fee for, but there’s really something for every member of the family,” Peter said.

Queen entrants will receivetheir sashes at the Communicator of the Year on October 14. The festivities will culminate with the parade and Saturday spectacular on October 22.

For more information, visit the tourism centre.

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February 20th, 2019 by admin

Wet weather is far from over

Major event: Major flooding of the Lachlan River forced Forbes residents to evacuate. A remarkable mid-year wet spell has caused widespread and prolonged flooding across inland NSW, which is far from over.
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NSW hasexperienced its wettest September on record, withthree times its long-term average rainfall for the month. Most of this rain fell west of the ranges. Close to average falls were observed along the eastern seaboard.

The sodden month helped produce riverine flooding through a number of inland river catchments from the North West Slopes and Plains down to the Riverina. One of the standout events was major flooding in the Lachlan River, which forced Forbes residents to leave their houses.

September will go down in the state’s history as a significantly wet month, although it can’t be solely blamed for the floodsthat continueto grip inland catchments.

NSW has now experienced above average rainfall for five consecutive months. This included the state’s wettest May in 16 years, third wettest June on record and the third wettest winter on record. As a result, catchments west of the Divide were already saturated before the wettest September on record had even started.

The string of wet months was caused primarily by above average sea surface temperatures surrounding northern and eastern Australia and the strongest negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in recorded history. Warm water at the surface of the ocean causes more moisture to enter the atmosphere through evaporation, providing extra fuel for rain-bearing systems crossing the country.

The rest of this week will be generally dry before rain returns next week with the passage of a front.

As we move further into the second month of spring, we are still being influenced by the negative IOD and warmer-than-usual waters to Australia’s north and east.As a result, rainfall is expected to remain above average across inland NSW during October.

Climate models suggest more typical conditions are favoured in November as the IOD gradually weakens into late spring.

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February 20th, 2019 by admin

Youth given opportunities

What do young people living in south west Sydney need the most?
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A belief in themselves,a supportive group of family and friends,quality education to pursue the right career,and ultimately, a positive mindset.

After this, the possibilities are endless.

This is what staff atThe Junction Works believesand it is what theyare working towards with the young people in Claymore and other communities within the Campbelltown area.

The Junction Works has been motivating young people in south-west Sydney for 30 years throughactivities, leadership programs and one-on-one support.

The Junction Works CEO, Chris Campbell, said that untilnow, most of theyouth activities have taken place in Liverpool.

“However earlier this year, we partnered with Family and Community Services (FACS) to increase our activity within the Campbelltown area,” he said.

“We have young, passionate and professional staff who are driven to share their ideas, support young people in distressand help themto develop the know-how and resourcesto achieve their hopes and aspirations.”

Teenagers between 13 to 17 cansee thecreative youth team at Claymore Community Centre. TheYouth Clicks group runs after school every Thursday, providing opportunities for young people to unwind, catch up with friends, meet new people, get involved inactivities or seekassistance.

Details: Visit梧桐夜网thejunctionworks.org or phone 8777 0500.

Visit TJW Youth Clicks on Facebook to find out more about the opportunities they offer to young people.

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