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Merry’s medal

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana. Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana.

For almost 20 years Merrilyn Pedergnana has been at the forefront of many volunteer groups.

So many would feel it’s only fitting the 62-year-old receive a medal.

Mrs Pedergnana received a Medal of the Order of Australia in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday honours for her tireless work for veteran affairs and other groups.

Her roles have included chairperson of the Gallipoli Memorial Foundation, president of the BH Netball Association and the BH Sister City Committee.

Women kicking goals

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Aisha Walker and her brother Taylor Walker are both passionate about football in Broken Hill. Aisha Walker and her brother Taylor Walker are both passionate about football in Broken Hill.

Fledging female league expanded

By Ben Sheffield

Last week it was Taylor Walker making the headlines in Broken Hill for his visit with Crows’ teammates Bernie Vince and Ian Callinan.

But Taylor’s sister, Aisha, is stealing some of the limelight after travelling to Sydney to take part in an AFL-run coaching seminar focused on Women’s Football last weekend.

The course was the first of its kind for women’s football in NSW.

Lifeline could do with a little help

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Lifeline volunteer Anthony Sammut meets the service’s Centre Development Advisor Amanda Wheeler at the Lifeline shop. Lifeline volunteer Anthony Sammut meets the service’s Centre Development Advisor Amanda Wheeler at the Lifeline shop.

By Kurtis Eichler

Lifeline would like everyone to do a bit more to help in these uncertain financial times, according to a visiting boss for the support service.

With living costs continuing to rise, Lifeline Australia's Centre Development Advisor, Amanda Wheeler, said increasing pressure on those struggling to make ends meet was a continuing challenge.

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. 

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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