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Premiers honoured at trots

Saturday, 21st January, 2012

SPECIAL NIGHT: North’s Mark Khan, Matt Dempster, Matt Fenton and Ben Victory with Ashleigh Camilleri, Cassie Robinson and ‘Little Trickster’. SPECIAL NIGHT: North’s Mark Khan, Matt Dempster, Matt Fenton and Ben Victory with Ashleigh Camilleri, Cassie Robinson and ‘Little Trickster’.

By The Pack Horse

Football and harness racing combine at the Memorial Oval tonight for the annual Premiers Cup meeting.

Four races in the five event program have been named in honour of last year’s premiers North, its co-captains, trainers and star player Jayden Kelly, the 2011 Lionel Johnston Medal winner.

North chairman Ben Victory said the club welcome the gesture from the BH Harness Racing Club and he expected a number of players and club committee members to attend the meeting.

Aged care fire fears

Thursday, 12th January, 2012

WORRIED: Richard Raven with his 99-year-old mother Ellen, who turns 100 in three weeks, outside St Anne’s Nursing Home yesterday. WORRIED: Richard Raven with his 99-year-old mother Ellen, who turns 100 in three weeks, outside St Anne’s Nursing Home yesterday.

The deadly fire that tore through the Quakers Hill Nursing Home last year has compelled a local man to make sure the same disaster never happens in Broken Hill.

Richard Raven’s 99-year-old mother, Ellen, resides at St Anne’s Nursing Home and it’s her frail state, and the thought of a fire at the double-story nursing home, that has the railway station worker worried.

His main fear is that, if there is a fire, those on the top floor won’t be able to escape.

“I don’t know what I’d do without my mum,” Mr Raven told the BDT.

Read your way through summer

Friday, 6th January, 2012

HAVE A READ: Liana Gould (9) said she enjoys reading and likes authors Morris Gleitzman and Jane Carroll. HAVE A READ: Liana Gould (9) said she enjoys reading and likes authors Morris Gleitzman and Jane Carroll.

Local kids are being encouraged to join the Summer Reading Club at the library to keep up their reading and literacy skills.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Club by going into the library and picking up a participation pack, which includes an activity booklet plus other goodies such as stickers, tattoos, bookmarks, pens, rulers and arm bands.

The Summer Reading Club is run in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, the Libraries Association and Public Libraries Australia.

Wind farm veto plan

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

 Newly proposed rules for NSW wind farms might jeopardise an approved windmill project for Silverton. 

The NSW Government has released for discussion what have been called the toughest wind farm restrictions in the world. 

The restrictions allow residents within 2km of a proposed wind farm site to veto the project.

My first Christmas

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011

BIG DAY: Ava Sinclair is all eyes. BIG DAY: Ava Sinclair is all eyes.

Ava Sinclair (11 months old) has celebrated her first Christmas. 

Ava travelled from Sydney with her mother to spend Christmas with her grandparents and extended family in Broken Hill. 

She enjoyed unwrapping lots of toys, books and other presents from all her family, said mum, Desley, and got thoroughly spoilt. 

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