Archive for January, 2019

  • A T20 blast hits Jindabyne

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    More than 150 Jindabyne school children enjoyed themselves at the Milo T20 Blast day held last week.JINDABYNE’S John Connors Oval played host to the Milo T20 Blast junior cricket last week.
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    It was one of biggest days of cricket in years in Jindabyne with Cricket NSW and Cricket ACT showcasing the Milo T20 Blast junior form of the game to more than 150 local kids.

    The youngsters from 7-12 years-of-age had a blast with nine games running simultaneously in the T20 format, resulting in many children having a go and displaying great form.

    With music blaring it was not just spectacular catches that caught the attention of everyone involved but also stylish dance moves and plenty of handstands and cartwheels.

    This exciting form of the game has been developed to get everyone involved. Teams of eight rotate around the field allowing everyone to have a bowl. Batting pairs stay in for two overs regardless of getting out and rotate around constantly so everyone can have a hit.

    Jindabyne is looking to establish a “Blast Centre” in early February for eight weeks for any juniors that may be interested. Games are not longer than 90 minutes and the kids will learn some great skills including, teamwork, communications and sportsmanship.

    Any interested parents are welcome to contact Matt Lowe at the Jindabyne Cricket Club on 0404 010 008 for more details or information.

  • DON’T LET MY SON DIE: A mother’s desperate plea

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

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    A BATHURST mother has spoken out about her frustration at trying to find help for her drug-addicted adult son.

    The mother fears the 29-year-old will be dead within weeks if she cannot find a local treatment place for him.

    She said he had already attempted to take his life once and she was at her wits’ end trying to access support through local rehabilitation units that were already full to capacity.

    Ms Smith (not her real name) said she was speaking up not only for her son’s sake, but for the sake of all local families that were battling the drugs scourge.

    Her son had been working in the mines at Singleton up until a month ago, but he had returned to her home in Bathurst as his life spiralled out of control.

    She said she had no idea until recently just how bad his drug-taking had become and her son was now taking a potentially deadly cocktail of drugs including methamphetamine, amphetamine, heroin, methadone and over-the-counter medications such as codeine.

    “He thinks he is being clever because he smokes it rather than inject,” she said. “I just don’t know him any more.”

    Ms Smith said her son had recently become a father, but was about to lose his job, his home and possibly his relationship.

    He was admitted to Bloomfield Hospital in Orange after attempting suicide, but was released just days later. Since then, Ms Smith has been desperately trying to have him admitted to a rehab unit, but so far without success.

    “I’ve tried [the residential rehab service in] Canowindra but they can’t take any more and Cowra is full,” she said.

    “The other problem is, the psych wards say he has a drug and alcohol problem while the drug and alcohol units say because he tried to take his life it is a mental health problem. It is just so frustrating, I just don’t know what to do next.”

    Western NSW Local Health District integrated mental health, drug and alcohol services director Jason Crisp yesterday confirmed that demand for local services was greater than available resources and the problem was only getting worse.

    He said the health service in recent yearshad seen an increase in people seeking treatment for crystal methamphetamine, though alcohol remained the primary drug of concern locally.

    “The Health District does its best to provide access to appropriate drug and alcohol treatment, but at times demand for services is greater than what we can provide with available resources,” Mr Crisp said.

    “We are excited about a recent NSW Government announcement of a four-year, $11 million package of enhanced service delivery, policing, education and community effort to combat the impact of crystal methamphetamine on individuals and the community.

    “As part of the government’s commitment, a Request for Tender invited submissions for non-government providers to propose service enhance-ments of up to $350,000 per year, per site, in three rural Local Health Districts, including the western region of Western NSW.”

    Mr Crisp confirmed there was currently a waiting list for drug and alcohol counselling treatment services in Bathurst and people on the waiting list were offered weekly group therapy sessions.

    He also said local patients might have to travel to other areas of the state to access treatment.

    “We are always concerned when there are situations of distress for families of people with drug and alcohol issues and understand their frustration when they feel there is inadequate access to appropriate treatment,” Mr Crisp said.

    “If families or clients are dissatisfied with the initial response to a request for treatment or service, we encourage them to talk directly to the manager of the service so that all options can be discussed and a support plan put in place.”

    The Western Advocate agreed not to publish the mother’s real name out of concern for the wellbeing of her son.

    Anyone who needs help can contact the Lifeline 24-hour phone counselling service on 13 11 14.

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  • Forbes four to tackle triathlon

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Ready to tackle the Forster Half Ironman event this weekend are (l-r) Trevor Williams, Andy Hardy, Nick Turner and Nick Field.Forbes electrician Trevor Williams admits he is a bit nervous ahead of his first attempt at an endurance triathlon this weekend.
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    Trevor is one of four Forbes men who is tackling the Forster Half Ironman event on the state’s North Coast on Sunday.

    While he has been training for the last 14 weeks for the 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run, he isn’t sure how he’ll cope with any of the three distances, let alone the combined 113km journey.

    “I haven’t done any of those distances individually, let alone one after the other,” Trevor said yesterday.

    Trevor is a keen cyclist and regularly covers 90km in group rides, but he says Ironman cycling is considerably harder, with rules stipulating no group riding.

    He has been training with Nick Field, Nick Turner and Andy Hardy, who have each completed several triathlons of this distance.

    Nick Turner says he believes Trevor will cope well, despite his nerves. However he said it was a brave act to tackle his first half Ironman at 53.

    “It’s reasonably straight forward to do any one of these three legs in isolation but when you combine them all on the one day then you are looking at a completely different set of cards, and for this reason I dip my lid to ‘Wompy’ as getting into a multi discipline endurance sport in the second half of life takes plenty of will power, determination, courage and self belief,” Turner said.

    Trevor said he had been encouraged by his training partners, but also by his local cycling mate, Marco Carelli, no stranger to endurance events himself.

    “The best advice I’ve had is from Marco who just told me not to get caught up in the excitement and let the adrenaline take over. He said ‘just go easy, easy, easy and get to that finish line’,” he said.

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  • Portrait winner to be named tonight

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Jacquie Knorr’s portrait is one of many entered in the Olive Tree Portrait Competition, to be announced tonight at 6.30pm.
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    The Olive Tree Portrait Competition will be announced tonight, Friday, November 6, in Batemans Bay.

    “This is a ‘not to be missed’ event for allartists,” organiser Chrissy said.

    “We have almost 40 portraits to celebrate at theaward presentation at the Treeon Friday night.

    “Everyone is encouraged to come along and support our local talent, to see who is winning awards and to clink glasses with other creatives.”

    In other news from the Olive Tree, the arthouse’svery last Artist of the Month,Jacquie Knorr, will be presenting her art works throughout December.

    Everyone is encouraged to goalong to support Jacquie’s first ever Olive Tree exhibitionon Saturday,December 12 from11am.

    You will have the chance tomeet Jacquie, hear about her artistic journey and see for yourself some of her spectacular, unusual and inspiring works.

    All this is happening at The Olive Tree, 10Beach Road,Batemans Bay.

    Support for local artists is very much appreciated.

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  • Pony Club riding high after 50 years

    Date: 2019.01.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Forbes Pony Club members in the late 1960s.Forbes Pony Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary this Saturday with a special event to mark the milestone.
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    All past and present pony club members and their families are invited to attend the celebration on Saturday, November 7 at the Forbes Pony Club grounds in Forrester Street from 5.30pm.

    The Forbes Pony Club has been an equestrian institution for the Forbes community and this year proudly marks its 50th anniversary.

    The club was officially formed on September 10 1965 with approximately 25 people attending the meeting.

    The club colours were white shirt, lemon tie, brown riding cap and jodhpurs.

    As per an excerpt from an article in the Forbes Advocate, Friday October 15, 1965:

    ‘The Forbes Pony Club, formed recently, has started a drive for more members.

    “As long as they have an animal to ride, any people interested may join the club,” the secretary Mr Sid Collits, said yesterday.”

    Membership is not limited at this stage only to those who have ponies.’

    These days the club consists of 71 members, 39 of these are competitive riding members aged 25 years and younger.

    The uniform has changed since 1965 to its now iconic red jumper, tartan tie, white shirt and red saddlecloth.

    The club can also boast that it has a famous former member, David Cameron, who is now hailed two-time Australian Show Jumping Champion.

    Dave has graciously taken time out of his campaigning to come along to the 50 year celebrations and will say a few words regarding his journey from a Forbes Pony Club member to current Australian Champion.

    His amazing career serves to highlight what can be achieved from the grassroots of the pony club movement.

    A barbecue will be held on Saturday with soft drink and dessert provided. BYO alcohol and nibbles.

    More information is on the 50 Year – Forbes Pony Club Facebook page, which has an array of old photos and information.

    Any photographic or pony club memorabilia that can be copied or photographed for use on the page and at the 50 year celebration would be much appreciated.

    For more information contact Forbes Pony Club secretary Juliet Hodder on 0417 805 678.

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