Netball results, July 5

Roopena’s Hayley Stone jump for the ball.
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Warrior’s Kate Deakin looks for someone to pass the ball to.

Taylor Breen looks for an player to pass off to during last weekends game.

A grade

YCW 51 d Roopena 45; YCW: A Thiele, K Knight, L Whitting

Roopena: V Parsloe, K Bundy, N McNamara

Warriors 46 d KIWI 36; Warriors: K Deakin, K Howell, D Dunn

KIWI: T Kingi, B McEvoy, J Kerslake

B grade

Warriors 38 d True Blue (W) 34; Warriors: K Fechner, J Simpfendorfer, N Fiedler

True Blue (W): M Mills-Couper, T Venning, I Corbett

Roopena 46 d YCW (G) 31; Roopena: L Shivvaan, B Clements, T Bails

YCW (G): J Daniels, R Fitzgerald, S Azzopardi

YCW (Y) 56 d True Blue (B) 36; YCW (Y): C Clothier, C Row, M Schwerdt

True Blue (B:) S Kraehe, R Burton, N Cowan

Kiwi (R) 33 d Kiwi (B) 23; Kiwi (R): K Rudd, K Huis’Intveld, J Ormsby

Kiwi (B): C Treloar, M Prosser, C Bosch

C grade div 1

Roopena 33 d Warriors (G) 29; Roopena: H Gericke, C Evans, A Ellis

Warriors (G): J McLauchlan, S Nicholls, T Gollan

True Blue 46 d Warriors (B) 28; True Blue: A Morgan, L Mathews, A Sherrin

Warriors (B): J Hansford, D Cole, M Rademaker

C grade div 2

Warriors 35 d Roopena 27; Warriors: S Osborn, H Spirat, K Davies

Roopena: A Risborg, M Goldsworthy, A Usher

True Blue 29 d YCW 27; True Blue: S Ford, H Maddigan, K Moore

YCW: S Laube, H Phillips, M McCarroll

Reserves

True Blue 42 d Roopena (O) 28; True Blue: N Whetstone, V Bailey, C Bindi

Roopena (O): K Boundey, M Jackson, J Stringer

Kiwi (B) 50 d Roopena (B) 22; Kiwi (B): C Gould, M Jones, K Percy

Roopena (B): M Samu, K MacDonald, R Faulks

Kiwi (R) 45 d Warriors 35; Kiwi (R): N Todd, A Marsters, C Finn

Warriors: B Page, D McElligott, D Smith

D grade

Roopena (B) 33 d YCW (G) 27; Roopena (B): C Taylor, M Warren, J Maslin

YCW (G): A Bray, Z Manaley, K Derry

Kiwi (R) 50 d Roopena (O) 27; Kiwi (R): T Elson, C Simmonds, S Taylor

Roopena (O): E Stainer, J Paris, C Rorhlach

Kiwi (B) 47 d True Blue (W) 25; Kiwi (B): J Newson, S Finn, S Young

True Blue (W): C Peel, H Lebon, K Jeffrey

E grade

Roopena 56 d YCW 24; Roopena: P Gibbs, S Gibbs, A Jenkins

YCW: T Mativenga, K Adamson, A Fisher

Warriors 35 d KIWI 34; Warriors: T Ferguson, J Vines, J Matthews

KIWI: S Heald, C Sultan, A Whitford

Under 15 div 1

True Blue (W) 45 d YCW 36; True Blue (W): K Kimberley, B Garmer, R Best

YCW: M Foran, M Hoffmann, Z Sullivan

True Blue (B) 52 d Warriors 18; True Blue (B); T Hines, A Morgan, K Morgan

Warriors: J Van DerTuuk, M Simpfendorfer, G Vasey

Under 15 div 2

Warriors (G) 42 d KIWI 28; Warriors (G): M Sheasby, K Smith, J Harvey

KIWI: E Timms, C Pickhaver-Tupe, S Heald

Warriors (B) 37 d Roopena 30; Warriors (B): H Puckeridge, A Milne, T Radford

Roopena: E Grindell, S Fishwick, G Priestley

Under 13 div 1

Roopena 60 d YCW 18; Roopena: C Eri, K Blayney, H Radford

YCW: R Fisher, H Wakelin, N Matacin

Warriors 46 d True Blue 44; Warriors: A Deakin, A Clements, L Cole

True Blue: T Harris, S Barnes-Cowan, C Manfield

Under 13 div 2

Roopena 25 d KIWI 12; Roopena: E Davis, C Ellis, D Gibbons

KIWI: R Mudge, S Nelson, S Gordam

Warriors 29 d YCW 6; Warriors: S Lynch, R West, T Spirat

YCW: R Tucker, A Kaesler, G Bateman

Under 11 div 1

Warriors 37 d Roopena 15; Warriors: S Devalle, M Ernesti, E Patterson

Roopena: S Nolan, M Eadon, G Wynands

True Blue 14 d KIWI 10; True Blue: N Cowan, S Meyers, C Coulter

KIWI: T Whyatt, K Whyatt, T Nelson

Under 11 div 2

Roopena 26 d KIWI 6; Roopena: K Hallam, M Welgraven, N Clavell

KIWI: T Goldsmith, L Baker, H Durdin

Warriors 19 d YCW 10; Warriors: H Neill, C Payne, T Fay

YCW: H Afford, S Luxton, E Todd

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Whyalla’s Pedler cup success

Whyalla sent two teams to Lock on Saturday to participate in the Pedler Cup.
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Whyalla sent two teams to Lock on Saturday to participate in the Pedler Cup.

Whyalla played against teams from Port Lincoln, Far West, Mid-West, Great Flinders and Eastern Eyre associations.

The weather proved challenging all day, with rain, wind and sunshine.

The division one team consisted of Georgia Vasey, Georgia Priestly, Jess Van Der Tuuk, Morgan Skinner, Emma Whelan, Danielle Coulson, Sarah Simmonds and Brydie Horgan.

Coach; Rachelle Frigo, umpire; Jodie Hopkins.

Division two team was Charma Pickhaver-Tupe, Tricia Taylor, Amelia Hall, Danielle Richardson, Lana Phillis, Mary Simpfendorfer, Myrnn Minton-Hutchison and Meg Sheasby.

Coach; Kirby Heath, umpire; Sarah Kenny

Division one girls started slowly which really cost them against Port Lincoln in the first game Port Lincoln making them pay 28-9.

Game two was much the same against Eastern Eyre 22-7.

Game three against Great Flinders Whyalla started slowly again, but worked really hard in the second half but playing catch up took its toll, Whyalla losing 28-11.

Game four against Mid West was one of our girl’s best games, being four goals down at half time.

Our girls in the second half came home like a train, outscoring Mid West and applying pressure all over the court , but just lost by one goal when the siren sounded, 14-13

Game five against Far West was another great game from our girls.

Far West got off to a good start which found us again chasing five goals at half time.

Our second quarter was like the game above, the girl’s gave everything and just fell short 17-15.

Overall our girls struggled to get good starts which cost them in each game, however you could not fault their fighting endeavour in each game.

Umpires selected best players for both teams in each game with a player being named the best player from their team at carnivals end and for division one it was Georgia Vasey.

Division Two

Port Lincoln got off to a flyer scoring 14 goals to three.

In the second half, Whyalla slowed Port Lincoln to seven goals, shooting four themselves. 21-7

Game two against Eastern Eyre was a game that got away from our girls, being only one goal down at half time.

In the second half Whyalla made a few too many errors which cost up dearly, going down 15-9.

Game three against Great Flinders, Whyalla started to get their game together and led by two goals at half time.

The second half was exciting, both teams giving everything and our girls hung on to get their first win 12-11.

Game four against Mid West, Whyalla were awesome , leading from start to finish, 22-9

Game five against Far West Whyalla were devastating, winning the first half 18 to seven and the second half 11 to two.

Whyalla won three from five games and had to wait to see who else had won and lost to see if we had a chance to make the grand final.

The stress of waiting kept building as it went to percentages which had to be checked a second time because it was so close, Whyalla making the grand final by 0.21 per cent.

That had us matched up against the undefeated Port Lincoln, a huge task for the girls.

The game started with both teams playing exceptionally well and it was goal for goal and deep into the first half Whyalla led for a short period of time.

Whyalla then missed a couple of goals and Port Lincoln pounced and didn’t give our girls a chance to recover.

Port Lincoln’s goalies were exceptional.

Our girls were gallant in defeat and did Whyalla proud, losing 24-9.

Meg Sheasby was named Whyalla’s division two’s best player.

I would like to thank all the parents for their support on Saturday, it was fantastic.

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Building it for the better

BUILDING A LEGACY: A builder by trade, it is Greg Byrne’s community service outside of work that has really gained attention.
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Greg Byrne has a habit of taking something and building it up for the better.

A builder by trade, it’s Greg’s dedication to the community outside of work that has built him a legacy as a role model and passionate leader in getting things done.

Born in Adelaide on April 21, 1947, Greg’s family lived in Norwood and then later moved to Gepps Cross where Greg attended Gepps Cross Primary School.

At 12-years-old the family moved to Moonta before settling in Whyalla.

In 1960, Greg started his secondary schooling at Whyalla Technical High School and in 1963 Greg started an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner at BHP.

During this time Greg started dating Desma Sampson and in 1967 the pair married at the Whyalla Church of Christ on Peters Street.

The young couple welcomed the arrival of their first child Kerry in 1968.

In 1971 Greg started work at Iron Baron in BHP’s carpentry shop and commuted from Whyalla each day.

In April that same year the family of three expanded and welcomed a second baby girl, Dianne.

In 1975 Greg became Iron Baron’s township foreman and under his leadership the town won the Tidy Towns competition twice.

Seconded by BHP as a building officer overseeing the construction of a single persons complex at Groote Eylandt, Greg and his family swapped Whyalla for the Gulf of Carpentaria island in 1980.

In 1981, Greg transferred to building and housing Whyalla and a year later started Whyalla Party Hire in conjunction with Rennicks Hire.

Still not satisfied though, Greg obtained his general builders licence in October 1983 and by December left BHP to start his own business, Byrne Building Services.

Over the next few years the business expanded and in 1986 Byrne Building Services moved into its own premises at Story Street.

With his business going from strength to strength, Greg felt his personal life could do with a little attention as he missed the mateship he had enjoyed with work colleagues during his time at BHP.

Greg went along to a Lions Club of Whyalla meeting and to his surprise he knew most of the blokes there.

“Next thing I knew I was president,” Greg said.

Greg’s skills as a builder were quickly put to good use and he played a large role in rebuilding Errapa Youth Camp at Iron Knob, Camp Tucker Scouts Camp near Iron Duke and building a temporary residence for a Port Lincoln family that had lost their home in a bushfire.

In 1991 Greg closed Whyalla Party Hire and in 1995 changed the name of his building business to Whyalla Building Services.

A continuous entrepreneur, Greg then started Whyalla Gyprock Supplies in 1999 which later became Whyalla Plasterboard.

By June 2001 Greg’s dedication and commitment to Lions over the past 15 years was unquestionable and he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship – the top honour only ever awarded four times within the Lions Club of Whyalla in the past 50 years.

In 2007 Greg sold Whyalla Building Services to Terry Young and Paul Meredith and in 2008 he sold Whyalla Plasterboard to Bob’s Home Hardware.

Outside of his work, Greg continued to be recognised for his service to the local community and was awarded a 2008 Australia Day Community Service Award.

By the end of 2008 Greg was retired and although he and Des enjoyed having the free time to travel, by May 2009 he had signed up to be a volunteer driver with Disabled Peoples Incorporated.

What started as an opportunity to get out of the house once a week soon grew and Greg was asked to help out with the administration of DPI and Amaroo Lodge by former DPI president Don Crack.

His business background made him well-suited to the role and Greg became DPI president in 2012.

Having retired from Lions in 2011, Greg threw himself into making changes at Amaroo Lodge and during the past 18 months has guided renovations at the facility including a $100,000 upgrade of the kitchen.

His commitment has been praised by the residents and staff alike and has ensured the facility will continue to have a sound future.

At the kitchen’s re-opening ceremony last month, the room was appropriately titled the Byrne Kitchen.

Greg said the next stage was to renovate Amaroo Lodge’s foyer to be more inviting and disabled access friendly.

“That’s our next goal,” he said.

When he’s not lending a helping hand, Greg is enjoying his retirement travelling throughout Australia in his you beaut caravan with Des.

“I’ve always been a caravanner but definitely a grey nomad now,” Greg said.

When they are not on the road, you can find Greg working in the garden or planning his next renovation job around the house.

It’s unlikely that Greg will ever slow down and despite suffering from back problems for more than 40 years, he’s always thrown himself fully into whatever he’s involved in.

“A job worth doing is worth doing well and if you can’t do it, don’t do it,” Greg said.

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Westlands’ push for title

Westlands keeper Brandon Gibbs makes a save during Saturday’s game against Croatia. Croatia’s Matt Dalbosco in possession of the ball with Westlands Shane Dunbar trying to stop Dalbosco from getting away.
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Croatia’s Nicholas Todd stretching as he tries to stop Westlands Daniel Rhodes from running away with the ball.

Westlands continues its push for another league title, after having a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Croatia on Saturday afternoon.

Croatia never looked like winning, Westlands outplaying it for most of the game, outrunning and outclassing a disappointing Croatia that struggled to match the slicker and faster Westlands.

Westlands’ Dion Papoulis was the star, finishing the game with a hat trick.

Westlands got on top early and was unlucky not to go ahead after only a few minutes of play, a brilliant save by Croatia’s keeper Michael Ball denying it.

Westlands continued to play all out attacking soccer, going into the lead after an Aaron Hayward goal, lobbing the ball delicately over Ball’s head and into the net, after spotting him just off his line.

The goal inspired Westlands to continue attacking and in the space of two minutes just prior to half time, Westlands and Papoulis turned the game right on its head, scoring two goals, to go into the break leading by three goals.

The first was when Papoulis beat the off side trap, continuing on playing and with only Croatia’s keeper to beat, made no mistake.

The second, almost straight after, was another well taken goal by Papoulis, Westlands now in complete control of the game, Croatia unable to match Westlands pace and intensity at the ball.

The second half was full of missed opportunities, Westlands having many more chances to extend their lead, while Croatia had fewer chances and was still struggling to keep up with the full on running Westlands.

Papoulis put the icing on the cake just before full time, scoring his third and his team’s fourth, Westlands running out very comfortable four goal victors.

Westlands had many good players, none better than hat trick hero Papoulis.

Papoulis never stopped running all game as he ran rings around most of Croatia’s defenders.

Rowan Mitchell was not only solid in defence, he went forward often trying to add to Westlands’ tally, with Aaron Hayward, David Nesbitt and Joseph Alvarez others to play well.

For Croatia it was a different story, as it was out played for most of the game, Nicholas Todd, Daniel Dixon, Roger Biedenweg and Mick Dalbosco all trying hard, but to no avail.

Results

Westlands 4 def Croatia 0

Scorers – Westlands; D Papoulis 3, A Hayward 1

Best Players – Westlands; D Papoulis, R Mitchell, A Hayward, D Nesbitt.

Croatia; N Todd, D Dixon, R Biedenweg, Mick Dalbosco.

Reserves

Steel United 4 def Port Augusta 2

Steel United scored a surprising two goal win over Port Augusta, aided by a miraculous strike from veteran Thomas Jackson that brought the crowd to its feet to applaud.

Westlands 3 def Croatia 2

Westlands kept its title hopes alive with a one goal victory over Croatia, just sneaking home in a very hard fought and entertaining contest.

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Natimuk United coach Tim Friend to face HDFNL tribunal after racism row comments

Natimuk United coach Tim Friend Friend has been charged for comments on social media before, during and after a HDFNL investigation into racial abuse by Laharum player Robbie Miller. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERNATIMUK United coach Tim Friend will front a Horsham District Football Netball League tribunal on Wednesday night charged with conduct unbecoming.
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Friend has been charged for comments on social media made after theleague investigation into racial abuse by Laharum player Robbie Miller.

The tribunal suspendedMiller for six weeks, with four weeks of the sentence suspended for a year, after he was foundguilty of racially abusing a Natimuk United player during a match at Cameron Oval, Laharum, on June 7.

Friend was sanctioned for negative comments about the league on social media.

Some of the comments have since been removed.

Western Vic Football general manager Stephen McQueen confirmed Friend had been charged with and investigated for conduct unbecoming, and would face an independent tribunal on Wednesday.

Friend’s charge states heplaced comments on social media which brought the Horsham District Football Netball League and the game into disrepute under the Worksafe AFL Victoria Cybersafety Policy.

If found guilty, Friend faces a minimum two-week suspension.

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Sustainability twins

Wilpoldsreid shares similarities with Woodend, Victoria. It has a population of 2500, is relatively affluent and located close to (100km) a major city (Munich).
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Mayor of Wilpoldsried, Arno Zergerle (right), meeting with Barry Mann from Woodend.

Volunteers from the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group met with the German town’s mayor, Arno Zergerle, in Canberra during the recent Congress for Community Energy.

Arno describes himself as “socially conservative but environmentally progressive” and with the involvement of citizens (since 1999) has achieved an ecological profile, which has won both regional, state-wide and international awards.

Wilpoldsreid exports three times more energy than it consumes from simply utilising the renewable resources in its immediate area.

Wilpoldried has an integrated energy system providing electricity from wind turbines, rooftop solar and biogas. The local shareholders in these enterprises are diverse, ranging from E5,000 to E100,000. Investors get a guaranteed return on investment (currently eight per cent) for a set period (currently 13 years).

They own seven turbines out of an 11-turbine development nearby and together with four smaller neighbouring towns are installing another 10.

Arno himself has 200kw of solar PV on his rooftop.

“Of course the German electricity economics, regulations and infrastructure are different,” he says. “If I lived in Woodend I would be a millionaire. Your wind and solar resources are so much better than ours.”

The Macedon Ranges Shire currently has no solar on any council building. The local Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group has promoted community energy projects and a range of other renewable energy options but the council has shown no interest.

In Wilpoldsried, a local farmer come biogas producer is being supported financially by other farmers and community shareholders. He collects manure (within 2kms), green waste (5kms) and spoilt grain and corn (from within 70kms) and processes this into energy for heating and power generation. It gets down to minus 25C in the depths of winter.

The municipality requires that local plantation forestry is used for construction, flooring and wood chipped heating systems.

By being energy independent, maximising the use of local products, and having the citizenry participating, the burgers of Wilpoldsried are earning a substantial passive income. They are also generating more local jobs in building, retail and other ventures. The town attracted visitors from 100 international delegations in 2013.

In 2013, Wilpoldsreid sold more than E5 million in energy back to the grid and has calculated that it saves 30 tonnes of greenhouse gases per day. It also measures public participation as a key performance indicator.

Woodend and Wilpoldsried have formed a close friendship and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group will be working to emulate the performance of this inspirational community.

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Beloved pooch on the mend

LOVED: Vet Sam Schulz with Sandy the dog. Picture: PETER WEAVINGSandy the greyhound is a delightful and belovedcompanion to his elderly owners.
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At age 11 and with a dental disease making it too painful to eat, it was clear he would need significant surgery.

His owners, who prefer to remain anonymous, couldn’t afford the costly surgical workand were distraught at the idea of returning their poochto the Greyhound Adoption Program where they got him.

Veterinary clinic Passionate Pet Care said Sandy’s chances of being adopted to a new home were slim because of his age.

The vet clinic offered a 30 per cent discount on surgery costs and approached thePet Medical Crisis Fund to furtherassist with the cost.

The fundhelps pensioners who are facinghaving their pets unnecessarily euthanased andhas saved 201 Victorian family pets since it started four years ago. Tohelp elderly owners keep their pets, donations can be made atpetmedicalcrisisfund南京夜网.au

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Regional school bus services receive review

Whyalla families are being encouraged to provide feedback as part of a review of school transport services.Whyalla families are being encouraged to provide feedback as part of a review of school transport services.
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School bus services in regional areas will be reviewed to ensure resources are allocated to help as many South Australian students as possible.

With more than 470 school bus services running across South Australia, catering for about 16,000 students on a daily basis, the review will investigate how regional students are catered for.

Minister for Regional Development and member for Frome Geoff Brock was instrumental in establishing the review.

Led by the Department for Education and Child Development, the review will seek feedback from parents and students, schools, governing councils, principal associations and the education union, as well as non-government schools, bus contractor associations and owner operators.

Minister for Education and Child Development Jennifer Rankine said the review would explore common issues that had been raised about perceived inequalities in bus services for regional students.

“When we came to government in 2002, there were only four school buses with seatbelts,” Ms Rankine said.

“Now it is anticipated that by the end of 2016 all school buses will have seatbelts and air-conditioning.”

Following the announcement of a review of the school transport policy, a web page at www.decd.sa.gov.au/SchoolTransportReview2014 was created where interested persons can find information relating to the review.

The web page will be updated as more information regarding the review becomes available.

Members of the public, parents, students and schools will be able to submit their ideas and at this time individuals and interested parties can register their interest in providing feedback by emailing [email protected]

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Reflexions Haunted Housepictures, photos

Reflexions Haunted House | pictures, photos A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking
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A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

A selection of photos from Reflexions Dance Studio graduation feature performance ‘The Haunted House’ at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Picture: Katrina Docking

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Son presents father with medal

GENERATIONS: Alan, George snr, George jnr and Ian Ellis. Picture: JIM ALDERSEYCOUNTRY Fire Authority deputy chief officer for Victoria Alan Ellis, formerly of Bendigo, had the honour of presenting his 85-year-old father a national medalfor his work on Black Saturday.
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Alan Ellis presented about 150 National Emergency Medals in Bendigo on Sunday, one of which went to his father George Ellis snr.

“It was quite an honour. It was a really proud moment for me,”Alansaid.

“He’s the reason I’m in the fire brigade. I joined as a volunteer actually, just after Ash Wednesday.”

George defended his property and neighbouring properties at Long Gully from a fire on Black Saturday in 2009.

While Alan was working in a control centre, focusing on a fire at East Kilmore, his father was working with a garden hose to save the shed which housed his plumbing business.

“It wasn’t a bad effort for a man of 80,” Alan said.

“He was a long-time volunteer firefighter and he was able to do some good work because of his training.”

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