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Big milestone for NILS

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The Josephite Foundation Young NILS is celebrating! People living on low incomes have taken out over 500 free loans through the Young No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS).
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SUCCESS STORY: Ruth Johnson – a low income earner from Young – pictured with NILS coordinator, Judy Barker.

Not only is that many people who now have an improved standard of living but the local economy has been boosted by over $420,000. As people repay their loans the money is recycled into new loans for new or existing borrowers.

Since February 2010 Young NILS has provided a unique opportunity for people with a Centrelink or DVA concession card to take out free loans to buy household goods and some services.

People have borrowed to pay for a huge range of items from washing machines to wheelchairs, fridges to freezers, televisions to tyres, heaters to hot water systems, mattresses to medical appliances, lounges to lawnmowers, dental work to driers and computers to coolers.

People living on low incomes, such as local woman Ruth Johnson, often can’t access mainstream credit such as personal loans from a bank so they can find themselves turning to very high cost options such as payday loans or rent-to-buy companies.

“Because I’m on a low income, NILS provided me with a really good option for borrowing to do some much needed home maintenance,” she said.

“The application process was easy and stress free and there was a very short time between applying and being approved for my loans.

“The repayments are extremely manageable and as soon as I pay one off I can reapply. I see NILS as a bridge between struggling to pay for things and being able to manage my budget.”

Another client said theyhad a NILS loan in Western Australia and when they relocated to Youngwerepleased that NILS were available nationally which allowed themto access another loan for a fridge for the family.

“Iwould strongly suggest that anybody on a low income has a look at a NILS loan as they’re very beneficial and you’re not paying any interest on buying new items,” they said.“The repayments are very affordable and easy to manage with Centrepay.”

For moreinformation callJudy Barkeron 6382 6328 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Birthday drive ends in cell

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BIRTHDAY boy Thomas Georgy Melbourne celebrated his 20thby taking mates on a joy ride in a stolen car.
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The rejoicing ended with Melbourne behind bars and contemplating months in jail as serious charges against the P-plate driver from Matong mounted up.

Melbourne’s rapid slide into strife with the law began on July 10 when he sped away from police on Red Hill Road.

Driving a Toyota Hilux utility with fake number plates, Melbourne tore through the streets of Tatton and Springvale, cuttingcorners andcrossing onto the wrong side of the road with a police car in pursuit.

Cornered in a cul-de-sac, Melbourne reversed his ute into the police car at 20 kilometres an hour, causing significant damage to the vehicle’s front nearside and bonnet.

Melbourne took off again, and in Featherwood Road he drove on the wrong side of the road, forcing another police car off the bitumen to avoid a collision.

Melbourne turned into Genista Place, another cul-de-sac, and this time drove through the end of the street onto a reserve chased by a police four-wheel-drive.

The pursuit came to an end when the ute became bogged in the steep and muddy reserve.

Police found three other people in the car ute when they arrested Melbourne.

Melbourne pleaded guilty in Wagga Local Court on August 31to driving in a dangerous manner, police pursuit, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and displaying an unauthorised number plate.

On bail –with one of the conditions being he not occupy the driver’s seat of a vehicle –Melbourne was ordered to be assessed for an intensive correction order.

He breached his bail on Tuesday, his 20thbirthday, when police found him using a jack to try to lift a car out of a deep muddy hole.

The car had been stolen from North Wagga on Monday night and Melbourne told police he came across the vehicle with its engine running in Ashmont.

He drove it to Matong and picked up friends for a joyride that ended with the stolen car becoming bogged.

Melbourne faced court on Wednesday via videolink with the courthouse cells.

Hissolicitor, David Rofe, applied for bail, submitting that a jail sentence was not inevitable, Melbourne had strong local ties, would observe a curfew, would live at Matong and was prepared to live essentially under house arrest.

But magistrate Michael Cromptonrefused Melbourne’s release, saying he was not satisfied conditions could mitigate against the risks of granting Melbourne bail.

Melbourne will stay in custody at least until his scheduled sentence date of October 14.

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Seager selected

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RUGBY leagueactionisn’toveryetthisyearforBathurstPanthers workhorse Brent Seager who has been named in the Western Rams squad to take on Italy next month.
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Seager is the sole Bathurst representative in the senior team while the city will be represented stronglyin the under 21s and 16s teams for the fixtures at Carrington Park on October 15.

Premiership-winning Forbes forwards Zac Merritt, Jake Grace and Ben Maguire plus Mudgee brute Hamish Bryant are some of the biggest names in a bumper Western squad.

The Magpies trio and the Dragons’newly crowned Dave Scott Medallist have been named in Darren Jackson’s 21-strong squad.

After barnstorming performances leading their respective sides to Group 10 and Group 11 premiership glory, the quartet will slide straight into Jackson’s representative outfit as heprepares for a second and more successful tilt at the country championships in 2017.

Jackson was frothing at the thought of an “in-form and fit” Western side tackling Italy, a team likely to be made up of players with Italian heritage currently playing inthe NSW and Queensland Cups vying for spots in the Azzurri’s squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

“It’s an opportunity for a number of players to be looked at, at this level,” Jackson said, he and his selectors naming 14 new faces in the Western fold.

RAM-RAID: Bathurst Panthers’ Brent Seager has been named in the Western Rams squad to take on Italy. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 070316cpan14

Jackson is aided at the selection table by former Lithgow, Group 10, Western and NSW Country prop Kip Maranda, Group 11 president Derrick Hoe, and Castlereagh Cup representative Shaun Hooper.

“We’ve named a lot of new faces, and the benefit is most of those guys have been playing in finals footy, if not grand finals for their clubs,” Jackson continued.

“Each competition was close this season, which is great for clubs and the Rams. Hopefully we can unearth some exciting new talent.”

In a show of strength for the Castlereagh Cup competition, four players – Brad James, Kurt Gudgeon, Jeremy Thurston and Jarrah McCready–have been named in Jackson’s squad.

Orange CYMS guns Mitch Davis, Simon Osborne and Dom Maley are also in the outfit, while Narromine and Group 11 skipper Luke Thompson has also made the cut, indicating Jackson’s desire to pick a monster pack to take on Italy.

Other Group 10 players to make the cut include Keelan Bresac (Lithgow Workies), Riccie Arriola (Oberon Tigers), Jack Nobes and Warren Williams (Cowra Magpies).

Only one Dubbo player, Macquarie’s hooker Jeremy Smith, was included the side, although Jackson confirmedthe October 15 clash coincides with Dubbo CYMS’ end of season trip.

Jackson’s first grade side will train twice in the lead-up to the clash, both times at Manildra’s Jack Huxley Oval, on September 24 and October 8.

The Rams have also named strong under-21 and under-16 sides for the day, with both set to take on the Federation Italian Rugby League Australia sides as curtain raisers to the main event.

St Pat’s are well represented in the under 21s team with Jack Mackey, Mitch Squire, Nick Millar and Hudson White making the 22-man squad.

Saints player Luke Bain madethe under 16s side.

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Livin breaks down stigma on mental illness

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Livin co-founders Casey Lyons and Sam Webb attended the charity dinner on the weekend. Lyons and Webb created the organisation in September 2013 in honour their friend Dwayne Lally.
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A remarkable $23,000 was raised at the Livin Charity Ball held at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club on Saturday (Sept 17)night, to help raise awareness of mental illness.

Tony Duncan was the organiser of the event and he aims to make everyone comfortable with discussing their feelings and thoughts with family and friends.

The money raised will be used to bring the Livin organisation back to the Macleay Valley and they will spend a week in the region attending schools, sporting sides and businesses to raise the awareness and help create an environment that spreads the message “It ain’t weak to speak”.

“It will be great to go toschools and reach our main target audience of teenagers in years 7-12,” Duncan said.

Duncan believes the night was a success even without considering the huge amount of money raised for the Livin organisation.

“The night had everyone comfortably discussing mental health and that was the main aim,” Duncan explained.

“It was a very positive night, a lot of people were sharing their stories and breaking down thestigmas.”

Duncan had arranged for NRL players to sign jerseys and they were auctioned off on the night, with all of the money raised going to the non-profitcharity livin.

380 people attended the charity dinner on the weekend and Duncan says it will become an annual event.

Co-founders of Livin Casey Lyons and Sam Webb were at the function and they created the organisation in September 2013 in honour of their close friend Dwayne Lally who took his own life.

Their mission is to wipe out the stigma on mental illness and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

If you wish to learn more about the organisation, check out their website at 梧桐夜网livin.org419论坛or you can call lifeline on 13 11 14 to seek help.

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One shell of a big problem on the South Coast

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A Merimbula Lake oyster farm is the setting for a documentary showing the effects of climate change on a local family business.While people’s eyes may glaze over at talk of climate change, film-maker Kim Beamish is hoping a film about its effects on a Merimbula oyster-farming family might wake them up, writes GLEN HUMPHRIESFor a long while now theMerimbula oyster-farmingfamily of the Boytons have had cameras following them around.
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Dom Boyton and his family agreed to feature in a documentary by long-time friend and film-maker Kim Beamish.

The reason? They’re the focus of a climate change documentary being made by a longtime family friend Kim Beamish.

Dom and Pip Boyton are second-generation oyster farmers, running Merimbula Gourmet Oysters.

Film-maker Kim Beamish tapped his friend Dom Boyton on the shoulder to appear in a film about climate change.

They and their two sonSol and Eddie will also see themselves on the big screen sometime soon once Beamish finishes filming and editing.

Beamish is an award-winning Canberra-based film-maker but every six weeks he has been heading south to Merimbula with his cameras to film the Boytons at work.

Pip and Dom Boyton checking on their oysters in Merimbula Lake.

Beamish said the film –dubbed Oyster –was planned to be part of a bigger project. But once he realised he wasn’t going to be able to pull that off, he focused on his old mate Dom.

“I grew up with Dominic, our familiesare very close,” Beamish said.

“So I used to spend the school holidaysdown there in Merimbula. We’ve known each other all ourlives.”

Sacks of oysters from the Boyton family’s farm bound for restaurants on the South Coast and in Sydney.

But he still needed to make sure his friend would be okay with having someone with a camera following them around for days on end.

“I was in Egypt workingon my last projectbut I knewI was returningso Igave Dom a call and told him whatI wanted to do,” Beamish said.

“I told him that it would mean thatI’d spend a lot of timewith him up close and personal with my camera.

“He was fine with that and the Boyton familyhave been so goodin allowingme to be there aroundgood and and indifferenttimes, things that people possiblydon’talways want cameras to be involvedin.”

Beamish says trust is a crucial component when making a film like Oyster, and he had it with Dom and Pip and the family because he’d known them for ages.

But sometimes, maybe, there was too much trust. Enough to make the film-maker a bit self-conscious of what he was doing to his mate.

“I certainlyfeel the pressure of that trust and sometimes filming some of the things that go on, I feel a little awkward,” he says.

“And I won’t film everything – I knowmy limits and I’ve also said to them, ‘if it’s way too much tell me to bugger off’.

“Initially they told me to bugger off a lot, now they’re more relaxed and they know what I’m doing.”

At first glance, a film about oyster farmers seems a bit of a change of pace compared to Beamish’s previous films.

Before he started work on Oyster, Beamish was inEgypt working on The Tentmakers of Cairo-a documentary detailing the end of the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

That filmwon the2015 Margaret MeadFilmmaker Award as well as recognition at last year’sVisions du Reel in Switzerland.

He has also made a documentary about 24-year-old Australia Van Nyugen, who was hanged in Singapore for heroin trafficking.

But there’s more toOysterthan just the tale of a family farming a sea-grown delicacy on the South Coast.

For Beamish, the oyster farming is a different way to tell the story of climate change and how it is affecting the livelihood of one family.​

“Rather thanputting them out there with facts and figuresandscientists talking and all that kind of stuff, which people are starting to vague out over, we wanted to bring characters that were a bit more identifiable.

“So a family – a mum, dad and two kids – and how they’re directly impactedby these effects. Howthechanges in water temperature impactson the kinds of diseases that affect theoysters.

“And obviously massive death of the oysterscomes back to the family in terms of lost profits and wages.”

The Boytons feel strongly about addressing the issue of climate change as it is directly affecting their business.

“Agreeing to be in this documentary wasn’t something we took lightly,” PipBoyton told Fairfax Media.

“It does make us very vulnerable but I think the message outweighs the awkwardness.

“We need to focus on looking after our waterways, we live in a pristine environment and its our job to maintain it for future generations.”

Getting films made costs a lot of money, which is why Beamish has turned to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise $25,000 to help make Oyster.

“The money raisedis to match the offer that we’ve been given by Screen Australia,” Beamish says.

“They’ve essentially provided50 per cent of our funding, but that funding is based on the fact that we can raise the other 50 per cent.”

The Kickstarter effort is not the total amount of that 50 per cent and Beamish said, if the crowd-sourcing didn’t result in getting the funds then it wasn’t the end of the road.

He said there are other funding options that could be pursued tohelp getOysteron the big screen.

The Kickstarter page forOystercan be found by searching the site for “Oyster–its about protecting our waterways and estuaries”.

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Bring the whole family to clear the mind

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File pic.Walcha Central School is supporting ‘Mental Health Month’ which is celebrated every year in NSW during the month of October. The aim is to encourage all of us, whether we have experienced mental illness or not, to learn and understand the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing.
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According to the World Health Organisation; “mental health is the state of wellbeing in which every person can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their community” (WHO, 2014). The message is simple and very important: We should all learn about mental health, know about our thoughts and feelings and take action to improve our mental wellbeing.

We all have our own way of seeing ourselves, the world and other people. No matter how hard it can be, it is important to listen to different views. It can motivate us to learn more about our mental health and explain misunderstandings that can stop us from seeking help.

Sometimes our biggest priority will be getting some help for things that are causing us problems or for changes in the way we are feeling and thinking. Often a good first step is having a chat to a local doctor who can refer you to someone who can help.

At Walcha Central School we have a passion for sharing knowledge and we want to do this by connecting socially during a range of activities including laughter yoga,a mental health forum anda colour run on October 13.We would like to invite you to come and join us in the fun so pleasecontact the school for more details.

Colour run nomination forms can be collected fromthe Walcha Council, Walcha Information Centre or Walcha Central School.The cost per participant is a gold coin donation.

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Tackling cyber bullies

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ANTI-BULLYING: Cyber safety expert Susan McLean knows firsthand how scary the online world can be for parents and children.
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Susan McLean’s no-nonsense approach to cyber bullying is keeping our kids safer in the online world.

The cyber safety expert was in Launceston on Wednesday to speak with parents and students about how to navigate websites, social media and apps.

Ms McLean worked for several years as a police officer and through her work, has seen the horrors that unfold online each day.

She said parents today hadsafety in the real world grasped, such as teaching their childrennot to speakto strangers or not to leave the front door open, but it was a different story online.

“The same parent or child who has a grasp on real-life safety goes totally the opposite online,” Ms McLean said.

“You might engage with someone you don’t know online, so if a stranger came to your door wouldn’t let them in but you do online.”

She said that while kids might be tech-savvy, they did not appreciate the risks they faced.

MsMcLean said that whileTasmania was oncea safe place from the rest of the world due to its remoteness, that was not the case anymore.

“The whole world is now in Launceston through the internet,” she said.

“All the amazing people you can connect with are here, but all the not so amazing people that physically couldn’t get to Launceston because it’s a long way away can come into your child’s world through the internet.”

With social media sites growing by the day, students are faced with making decisions never thought about before.

“The main issue is cyber bullying –being harassed and humiliated and abused online or having photos that you might have shared in trust re-posted,” Ms McLean said.

Ms McLean’s message to parents is simple –be the parent.

“You are not your child’s best friend, you are their parent and you need to make those parental decisions,” she said.

“If a site has an age restriction, obey it, it’s there for your benefit and it is the site saying young people can’t come there.

“Use the security setting the sites offer you –Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have security settings but they don’t help if you don’t use them.”

Ms McLean said parents should block unfriendly users, copy the information and report them to the site.

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Kennedy leaves Darley to play for junior club

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Darley Football Club has been left with a significant void to fill following the departure of 2015 Henderson medallist and star player Steve Kennedy.
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Kennedy will return to his junior club Altona, where he played in its 2012 one-point grand final victory,after three seasons with the Devils.

BIG LOSS: Darley midfielder Steve Kennedy will return to his junior club Altona next year after three seasons with the Devils. Picture: Kate Healy

The classy midfielder won Darley’s best and fairest medal the past two seasons as well as beingnamed in the Ballarat Football League’s team of the year in both years.

Darley football manager Craig Baker said it was a “huge loss” for the club but understood the ever-present temptation to return to his home club.

“We understand. It was a very hard decision for him but he weighed it all upand he just lent towards playing with his mates and that’s something he’s wanted to do for a while,” Baker said.

“He’s really well liked and respected around the club and he’ll be a huge loss.”

Despite the disappointment, the club will quickly turn its attention to replacing the elusive onballer.

While Baker concedes trying to replace a player of Kennedy’s calibre is a tough ask,the club will begin searching for players to add to its midfield rotationduring the off-season.

“You can’t dwell on these things and we’re going to have to try and get someone to replace him.”

After winning the 2015 premiership, Darley were hit hard by injury and never got its season fully back on track after losing its first four matches, qualifying for the finals in sixth positionalbeit four games behind fifth.

It was eventually knocked out by Sunbury in the elimination final.

“We dropped off last year, but we had a lot of injuries. Touch wood all those players will be back this year. They’re 15 of the main players that played in our premiership team.

“We don’t think it’ll take a lot of players for us to rebound.”

Kennedy played 17 matches in 2016 and was named among the best on 11 occasions.

The untimely departure deals former Carlton star and new Darley coach Heath Scotland an early blow.

The 200-game AFLplayer and former Darley junior will have the challenge of returning the Devils to the top of the Ballarat Football League ladder.

Scotland returns to Darley Park after two years with Doncaster in the Eastern Football League, having joined the Sharks after retiring from Carlton in 2014.

Scotland fills the vacancy left by Jarrod Edwards, who coached the Devils for three years – taking them to their first BFL premiership in 2015.

Steve Kennedy

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Esperance through your eyesPHOTOS

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Esperance through your eyes | PHOTOS @jseivwright: Classic Wharton Lines.
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@anomadicexistence: The Great Ocean Drive – a 38 kilometre loop from Esperance in Western Australia’s south-east, has some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the country!

@cassie_b86: It was worth the scramble #frenchmanspeak #niceview #capelegrandnationalpark

@beccwarren: Sunday afternoon adventures

@cassie_b86: Hands down my fave beach in Australia #luckybay #wa #capelegrandnationalpark #esperance

@australiasgoldenoutback: Happy Friday from Esperance! Thanks to Dan Paris for capturing this friendly little guy! #goldenoutback #justanotherdayinwa #seeaustralia #thisiswa #australiasgoldenoutback #esperance #beach

@cassie_b86: One of my fave pics that I’ve taken so far #roosonthebeach #luckybay

@jimjamoscope: #esperance #wa

@jaysus15: Grey clouds looming over Cape Le Grande National Park after a slippery climb to the summit of Frenchman’s peak #frenchmanspeak #capelegrandnationalpark #capelegrande #Esperance #climb #gopro #adventure

@eric_brereton: Esperance King Spider Orchid #flower #orchid #orchidporn #wildflowers #esperance #wildorchid #bloom #spring

@co_desreum: Australia, australia come back to me! #ocean #bleu #sea #south #australia #contry #cost #great #road #esperance #westernaustralia #instadaily #landscape #memories #travel #backpacker

@jontz_: Ridiculous amount of colour at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Festival

@louisestewartbrown: Esperance Bay

@lauren__alewis: Seems like a looooong way down ’til Friday #mondayitis #australiagram

@louisestewartbrown:Twilight Beach on the Ocean Drive Esperance WA

@rml247: #trees #esperance #esperancewa #westernaustralia #perspective #pointofview #justanotherdayinwa #seeaustralia #waroadtrip

@paulmp: Heading across to Esperance on @AustraliasGoldenOutback later this week, looking forward to getting some more photos of the gorgeous beaches! Esperance, Western Australia

@nicquinnimages: Hellfire bay, Esperance. #nicquinnimages #photography #photographer #australia #australiassw #westernaustralia #westcoast #westisbest #esperance #hellfirebay #downsouth #wauncovered #exploreaustralia

@meganelke: First swim of the season #capelegrande #esperance

@slipstevie: Did a very lazy 2km swim this morning. I did a lot of talking to my friends in the lanes next to me. This pic is a jump in shot selfie stick included! I love taking pics and seeing how they turn out.

@simplycheecky: I found this wildflower on my way back from Lucky Bay to Esperance yesterday. There were many of them even though I couldn’t find a whole field that was full of them.

@salomefe: #westernaustralia #esperance #ocean #bay #whitesand #capelegrandnationalpark #luckybay #thistlecove #hellifirebay #legrandbeach #stunning #nature #spring #travelaround #whitestbeach #keepinmovement

@teopavel: #australia #travellife #travel #travelling #beautiful #photooftheday #me #ocean #spiagge #mare #sole #felicità #relax #instamoment #beach #lifestyle

@sherlyn275: Overlooking the spectacular view #wa

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Faces at the Cooinda Santa Gertrudis sale | Photos

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Faces at the Cooinda Santa Gertrudis sale | Photos The Cooinda Santa Gertrudis team celebrated a successful 6th annual sale and were especially pleased with the new sale venue.
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Eleven month old Sophie with her parents Jocelyn and Alan Nock, Red Mile Santas, Mundubberra.

Malcolm and Chick Gadsby, Talgai Santas, Goomburra.

Terry Ryan, Landmark, Chinchilla keeps tally on the bulls sold.

Roger and Briony Hoare, Fernbank, Chahpingah, with their children Zoe and Dougie.

Hayden McGuigan, Cree Vista, Thangool, along with many other visitors were smitten with Cooinda Luscious.

Chris Fox, Cooinda Santa Gertrudis, Proston, thanked buyers, under bidders and visitors for making their inaugural sale a memorable one. Pictured with him are selling agents Carl Warren and Cyril Close, Top X Roma, and Mark Scholes, Landmark Rockhampton.

Looking at the Cooinda bulls for commercial use were Daniel and Marisa Young, Mundubbera, along with their daughters Emily and Larissa.

Roz Presho, Prue Jensen and Sarah Packer, of TopX.

Prostons Angels Relay for Life members Michael Nott, Val Elliott, Heather Rowberry, Irene McDonald, Brenda Johanson and Noela Ardrey worked tirelessly doing the catering at the sale.

Finding a shady spot under the new grandstands were sisters, Parker and Addison Cooke, Tansey.

TVF Pastoral Company representatives Charlie Charters, Albro Station, Clermont, and Andrew Delforce, Minnie Downs, Tambo.

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