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Short-handed Shinglebacks face SA

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

The Shinglebacks tackle a South Australian representative team tomorrow at the Jube in Masters AFL, with the big clash set down for 12.30pm start.

South Australia will be bringing a selection of players from the 15 teams from across the State and the locals are hoping they are not too slick.  

The Shinglebacks have been rocked with unavailability with several dads required in Mildura to cheer on their kids at footy and basketball. 

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Ready to roll

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Anne Bennetts calls the shots at the final training session before the SA Regional Championships in Adelaide. Anne Bennetts calls the shots at the final training session before the SA Regional Championships in Adelaide.

A 26-strong contingent of indoor bowlers from Broken Hill will today begin their tilt at Regional Championship glory in Adelaide.

The bowlers are taking part in the South Australian Regional Indoor Bowls Championships today and tomorrow.

Broken Hill’s bowlers will be taking on representative teams from Adelaide Metro, Para Districts, Golden Grove, Mid South East and Mount Gambier, who are making their debut at the competition.

The BH team is considered to fall within South Australian competition boundaries to eradicate the need to travel to Sydney to compete.

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Hayden stakes his claim

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden. Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden.

Hayden Ron Netherwood might have a whopping honour to his name just days after being born.

The 11-pound and 12-ounce bundle of joy has been touted as the heaviest baby ever delvered in the Broken Hill Hospital.

Hayden’s weight was only 150 grams less than Australia’s largest newborn.

His father, Justin, and mum Cheyenne Hooker weren’t expecting such a weighty arrival when Hayden arrived on Wednesday night.

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Mine worker badly hurt in fall

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

A mine worker was seriously injured after falling down the main shaft at Perilya’s Southern Operations yesterday morning.

Perilya’s managing director, Paul Arndt, said the man was working underground on the 25 level when he fell about 15 to 20 metres.

He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery before being flown to Adelaide.

Mr Arndt said the man, whom he described as an experienced mine worker, suffered significant injuries from the fall which happened shortly before 10am.

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24-hour burgers are off the menu for now

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

By Darrin Manuel

Late night fast food customers can be catered for on weekends without forcing them to use the drive-thru, according to Hungry Jack’s owner, Carrie Oakley.

Hungry Jack’s have operated their drive-thru on a 24-hour basis on weekends since December but have recently provided limited late night access to the shop’s dining room.

Ms Oakley said the move to open the doors had allowed customers to use the bathrooms and also reduced the danger of people trying to get served at the drive-thru window on foot.

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