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Wednesday
Jul302014

Man arrested for murder at Croppa Creek

Police have arrested and charged a 79 year old man near Croppa Creek after a fatal shooting at a Croppa Creek property yesterday afternoon.

Emergency Services were called to the property about 55 kilometres from Moree, where they found a 51 year old Tamworth man.  The man was an Officer with the Office of Environment and Heritage and was believed to be serving a notice for illegally clearing vegetation.

The 79 year old man has been charged with murder and has been refused bail to appear in Moree Court today.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Feds help local sporting champions

Local sporting champions have been given a helping hand by the Federal Government, to assist in the costs of travelling to attend State Championships.

Swimmers Xavier Bundock, Jessica Hall, Nicola Robinson and Emma Weatherall all attended the State Swimming Carnival in Sydney earlier in the year.

Mitchell Mack competed at the State Showjumping Championships in Condobolin.   Another Warialda Pony Club member, Ammie Cleal who attends the Moree Secondary College (Carol Ave campus) also attended the Championships and received her assistance in a separate presentation yesterday.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

More than 400 years service

Twenty-one Gwydir Shire Council staff were presented with awards for their long service last week.  Between them, they have racked up 405 years of service to the Shire.

Graham McManus led the group, receiving an award for 40 years of service.

Council’s General Manager Max Eaxtcott said that it is important to recognize the service of staff.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Local artists contests prestigious art prize

Local artist Melissa Simmonds will tomorrow night attend the Mosman Art Prize as her painting ‘Show Pony’ competes against 98 other finalists in what has been dubbed one of the oldest and most prestigious local government art awards in Australia.
Melissa this year entered two pieces to be judged alongside 700 others from across the country. With previous winners such as Margaret Olley, the Mosman Art Prize is fiercely contested every year with judges selecting only 99 pieces to be hung and considered for the award. Local artist Simmonds found the selection of one of her pieces to be quite the surprise.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Warialda Preschool farewells Miss Heather

After almost 30 years, last Thursday marked the end of an era for Heather Fleming and the Warialda Preschool. Thursday saw Heather’s term as preschool director come to an end – both an emotional and joyous day for the staff and students.
 
Heather and Clem Fleming moved to Warialda in the year of 1982 when Mr Fleming secured a job teaching at Warialda High School. Three young children of their own were what saw Mr and Mrs Fleming first become involved with the preschool. While Mrs Fleming has spent many years educating and entertaining the young children of Warialda, plenty of years were spent working in other locations throughout the district, strengthening her love for the job and the area.

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