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Saturday at Party in the Paddock | Social Networks Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser
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Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

Party in the Paddock revellers soaked up the Saturday sun at the Burns Creek music festival. Picture: Mark Jesser

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All style for GMAS ball | Photos Emmani Hayward and Brendan Clark.
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Gues leaders from Busselton Senior High School Tahlia Lyle and Reagan Bell.

Emmalee Millar and Mathew Taylor-Hawkins.

Head Girl Isabella Hancock and Jalen Hoffman.

Harry Andrews and Ruby Treloar.

Bailey Holgate and Thomas Hancock.

Piper Bradley and Mitchell Button.

Isaac Muir and Nell Van.

James Robinson and Jessica Miles.

Nicholas Stokes.

Ryan Hopkins and Ellie Wotherspoon.

Blake Carr and Emma Leigh-Cooper.

William Holt and Abbey Agostino.

Rohan Hayward and Holly Fandry.

Jake Flood and Brook Pearce.

Matilda Pittard and Ryan Smith.

Campbell Cuthbert and Kiara Page.

Brittany Peters and Connor Niehaus.

Student Representative Council president Amy Bolton and Mitchell Blakers.

Tate Strudwick and Flynn Armstrong.

Riley Brighouse and Mackenzie Bourgoure.

Alicia Day and Cameron Criddle.

Dylan Bowman and Jake Dugan.

Jack Evans and Emily Wood.

Kristy Pearse and Thomas Neill.

Head Boy Charles Fedor and Georgia Murray

Thomas Macpherson and Blyss Murtagh.

Sarah Hollett and Rosalie Holman.

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Land-holder to be prosecuted over fire

A policeman keeps watch on the fire zone from the access road to Port Germein Road near the turn-off from Augusta Highway on Saturday.A LOCAL land-holder will be prosecuted after sparks from a welder caused a 20-hectare scrub and grass fire near Port Germein Gorge on Saturday.
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The land-holder was allegedly working with the welder when the fire started about 1.30pm in sweltering conditions that reminded fire-fighters of the devastating Bangor blaze in the area last year.

A Country Fire Services spokeswoman said the land-holder would be charged over the incident.

She reminded farmers of the dangers of using tools and implements that could ignite tinder-dry grass and scrub land.

The fire was contained about 5pm by 16 fire trucks from Jamestown, Melrose, Wirrabara, Crystal Brook, Port Germein, Wilmington, Booleroo Centre, Mambray Creek and Stirling North.

Four water bombers dumped retardant on the fireground after taking off from Stirling North airstrip.

“We are still monitoring the area. We will just keep our eyes on it for the next couple of days,” the spokeswoman said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Shaolin cheque to be presented Monday afternoon

Then Opposition Leader Tony Abbott meets Venerable Abbot Shi Yongxin, accompanied by Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash and her deputy John Wells in 2012.A bank cheque for $4,162, 723.99 will be handed to Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash by Abbot Shi Yongxin at 3.30pm on Monday afternoon – the day the deadline was set to call in the mortgage in the event the money for the purchase of Comberton Grange was not forthcoming.
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Cr Gash said she had received a text message about the final payment, which includes rates and interest payments, on Monday morning.

“I’ve never doubted the Abbot. In discussions over the weekend he saidhe had been very concerned about the animosity about the payment and so had decided to present the cheque in person.

“I am absolutely excited about the prospect of the Shaolin temple and am thrilled the Abbot can come and present the cheque himself.”

Cr Gash took aim at critics of the sale process, which made headlines when one of the cheques for the sale of the land was dishonoured.

“I think the people who have ridiculed council and the Shaolin over this will take a second look at themselves and learn to have a bit of faith.”

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Saints to miss Wimmera-Mallee finals

OUT: Tim Germano and the rest of the St Mary’s team missed the Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association finals, ending their run of three consecutive premierships. St Mary’s and St Arnaud will each miss the finals for the first time since 2011. Picture: FILE PHOTO
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FOR the first time since 2011, the Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association A Grade finals will not feature St Arnaud or St Mary’s.

Instead, the finals will be contested by minor premier Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills, Donald, Jeffcott and Charlton.

The Eagles, the premiership favourite lost only one match for the year on its way to finishing on top of the ladder.

It breezed by St Arnaud on Saturday in the final game of the home and away season.

Set a target of 148 by the Saints on day one, the Eagles had little trouble chasing down the total after early missteps.

Openers Chris McPherson, four runs, and Matt Crisp, 13, fell cheaply to leave Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills at 2-19, but Leigh Dovaston, 44, and Mark McPherson 46 not out, guided the Eagles to 4-160 from 31 overs.

Harley Durward was the most effective of the St Arnaud bowlers, taking 2-15 from five overs.

Wychproof-Narraport defeated Donald to end its season on a high note.

The Demons held Donald to 9-122 from its 40 overs to win by 32 runs. Demon Jonathan Grylls’ knock of 70 set up his team’s innings of 6-154.

Cody Turner provided a match-winning four-over spell of bowling for Wycheproof-Narraport, taking 3-8.

Marnoo’s bid to win a game fell just short against Jeffcott.

Facing a 256-run target, Marnoo openers Brylie Cameron, 40, and Stuart Lang, 36, had a 58-run partnership, but a middle-order collapse doomed Marnoo, bowled out for 220.

St Mary’s defeated Charlton outright in the last match of the round.

The final scorecard was not supplied before the Mail-Times went to press.

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Ashford Show 2015 – Mega Gallery

Ashford Show 2015 – Mega Gallery Justin and Andrew Caine. Pic no: 5279
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Warrnambool band competes at annual Highland gathering

Listen to the band: Drummer Peter Muir, of the Warrnambool and District Pipe Band, and pipier Stacey Riches play during the Ballarat Highland Gathering at Lake Wendouree. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTERVICTORIA’S highlandcommunity converged at Lake Wendouree on Saturday for the annual Ballarat HighlandGathering.
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The competition is state pipe bands’ last opportunity to compete before the state championships held in Geelong next weekend.

The day was previously run by Royal South Street Eisteddfod and now by Federation University Australia Pipe Band.

There were about 15 teams competing from all over the state, including school bands from Scotch College, which won grade three and the juvenile section, and Haileybury, which won grade four.

The City of Whitehorse took out grade two and Moorabbin won grade one.

Federation University Australia Pipe Band president Tim Bodey said it was ‘‘an absolutely fantastic day’’ set on a beautiful backdrop of the lake.

“The highlight is always the all-in at the end of the day, where all musicians from the bands come together,” Mr Bodey said.

They played Scotland the Brave, one of eight songs all pipe bands know and play together at the end of their meets.

With about 20-25 musicians in each band, about 400 competitors played on the day, bringing their family members and supporters along.

Mr Bodey said there would have been about 800 spectators, plus another couple of hundred for the highland dancing competition.

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Eye on women’s bowls

At homeWE played social bowls and had the “all important” pennant practise; for we start on March 3.
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Results are:

Division two

D Matheson (skip), L Cross, M. Hollebone and L Gilford defeated K Carlton (skip), N Foy, C O’Donnell and D Polley 25-15.

Division four

J Ditton (skip), P Marcus, P Weir and J Thorburn defeated G Bell (skip), L Dennes, T Rushworth and J Duncan 18-13.

In one game of pairs M Hinton and J Pedron defeated N Sandford and S Wolters 15-5.

Winner was lucky rink No 9: J Ditton, P Marcus, P Weir, and J Thorburn.

It was very pleasing to see our president Nancy Sandford resume lawn bowls after having a recent hip replacement.

NextThursday February 26 will be pennant practise and social bowls ladies.

Division two

K Carlton (skip), N Foy, C O’Donnell and D Polley versus D Matheson (skip), L Cross, M Hollebone and L Gilford.

Division four

J Ditton (skip), P Marcus, P Weir and J Thorburn versus G Bell (skip), L Dennes, T Rushworth and J Duncan.

And social bowls ladies.

May I take this opportunity to wish both divisions two and four, the very best for good bowling; as you take on district pennants for 2015 season.

We have quite a few new bowlers this season and hope they all enjoy the competition between our district clubs.

Special mentionQUARTLEY meeting on Thursday February 26 after bowls ladies.

Every bowling lady member may attend.

On Monday February 23 and Tuesday 24 the district will be back at Wingham Bowling Club for round one of the pair’s event.

Monday – morning match only.

Tuesday – morning and afternoon matches.

Please, if you would like to pick up a “few pointers” on the art of bowling, please come along to watch.

Refreshments are a plenty while enthralled!!

See you on the green.

Di

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Rainbow denies Winiam a finals berth

FINALS-BOUND: Rainbow’s Brett Jensz helped his team qualify for the finals in a thrilling tie against Winiam at the weekend. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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RAINBOW denied Winiam a fairytale finals berth with a last-ditch run-out in Saturday’s thrilling match at Davis Park, Nhill.

Rainbow set a target of 181 for victory in its first innings on day one of the match.

The Wolves resumed at 1-10 on Saturday.

With both teams tied on points and Rainbow ahead on percentage entering the final round, Winiam needed a victory to keep its premiership defence alive.

Rainbow all-rounder Brett Jensz said his side began the day well on Saturday.

‘‘We started off pretty well with some early wickets but then we had a bit of a lull and took our minds off it for a bit,’’ he said.

‘‘Ben Marra batted well and didn’t give many chances, so once we got him out, we felt pretty confident we could win.

‘‘As it turned out, it came right down to the last batsman.’’

Marra’s knock of 87 put his side in a good position after batsmen Brad Clark, eight, and Shannon Launer, duck, fell cheaply.

Victory looked within reach for the Wolves at 6-162, but disaster struck.

When Jordan Gurry was run out for a duck by Nathan Cocks, the Wolves were 9-162.

Needing 20 runs for victory, Chris Jenkins and Alistair Stott set about building a last-wicket partnership for the Wolves.

The pair inched to 9-181, tying Rainbow’s total.

Then Stott tried to get home for a match-winning single but was run out by Chris Heinrich.

‘‘We knew we only needed a tie to make the finals,’’ Jensz said.

“I was told by people at the other game they could hear us yelling all the way over there once we got the run out.”

The other match was less eventful, with Kiata easily chasing down Jeparit’s total of 9-155.

Nathan Alexander nearly outscored the Redbacks on his own, producing an innings of 133 at the top of the order.

His brother Brad Alexander was also more than handy, notching up 71 not out.

Trevor Polkinghorne, 52, was the third Highwayman to make at least a half century in the team’s innings of 6-322.

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Help Murray Bridge Lions clean up Australia

Lions Club volunteers participate in Clean Up Australia Day several years ago.Each year, Murray Bridge Lions Club members get out and about to help clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.
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Murray Bridge Lions are proud of their town and its environs and for almost 10 years, the club has made a concerted effort to select a site in need of its attention.

Members are continuing to do their bit to ensure visitors leave with a great impression of Murray Bridge and return again with friends.

“Let’s face it, there is nothing more off-putting than entering a town only to be greeted by unsightly, unhealthy rubbish littering the streets and parklands,” club member Ann Hughes said.

This Friday, February 27, the Lions will again clean-up along the Adelaide Road area from Thomas Street to the top of White Hill.

“It seems a long way but with a combined effort by locals helping the Lions club members, the job will be done in record time,” Ms Hughes said.

The clean-up will start at 9am at the Johnstone Park gates.

Participants should wear hats and bring water and gardening gloves.

“Why don’t you join us and contribute your efforts to help?” Ms Hughes said.

“We would love to have you join us to contribute your time and efforts to assist.

“Afterwards, refreshments will be available to all.”

– Details: For more information contact the Murray Bridge Lions Club on 0408 803 723.

Murray Bridge Lions Club member Ann Hughes set yo a display in the council foyer for Clean Up Australia Day several years ago.

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