GALLERY: The week that was, July 4

Missed the news this week? Get your quick fix here with the highlights from June 30-July 4in the Young Shire.

GALLERY: The week that was, July 4 Only the best at Mercy: Mercy Health employee Tim Morrison (centre) is the recipient of a teamwork award ahead of 6000 staff the Catholic organisation employs. Tim, who works at the Mercy Care Centre in Demondrille Street, was among the 60 staff members nominated for the award in Mercy Health’s Living Our Values Awards. Two other Mercy Care staff were nominated alongside Tim, those being TACP coordinator Michelle Payne and Kevin O’Brien, who is a member of the diversional therapy department.

Love doesn’t have to bite: The recent Love Bites program held at Young High was more than just a regular day at school as Senior Constable Karen Clark and Senior Constable Brendan Clark spoke to students about domestic violence and sexual assaults.

Gowns needed for a good cause: On July 12 a special dress drive and deconstruction day will be held at the Young Services Club to collect donated wedding, formal and debutante dresses and lovingly handcraft them into angel gowns – gowns that are made for babies who are born sleeping or prematurely, as well as those infants who don’t survive an illness and don’t make it home from hospital.

Making progress at Bendick: New and improved signs on the notorious ‘Bendick Bends’ are expected to be in place within the next week, a move the mayor hopes will help improve safety on the road.

Students meet Katrina: Year 12 Young High School students Tegan Walker and Joel McKenzie were among the secondary students in the Burrinjuck electorate to visit Parliament House in Sydney and meet Member for Burrinjuck Katrina Hodgkinson as part of the leadership program.

CWA International Day: Mount St Josephs staff, residents, family and friends all enjoyed the chance to catch up at the CWA International open day.

WRAS comes to St Mary’s: St Mary’s Primary School Year 5 students Rory O’Brien, Violet Cavanagh, Skye Smith, Alex Newell, Josh Coade and Liam Jewitt dressed up in their favourite sporting attire on Friday for the Western Region Academy of Sport Sports Play program.

Brothers looking good for series win: KARTING Brothers Tom and Josh (pictured, number 74) Sargent recently took out Round 3 in their respective classes of the NSW Southern Star Series held at the Bogolong raceway Grenfell after fending off challengers from across the state.

Camp days: Young is once again the pony capital of the state, as hundreds of students, instructors and parents descend on the town for the annual pony camp. Now in its 66th year, the camp has become an institution with horse lovers far and wide, gaining a reputation as a nurturer of talent. Tara Millard, Rianna Reeves, Oliver Kennedy, Georgie Dunn, Jorja Rusten, Emily Quodling, Ella Fin and Carly French are pictured having a break from activities yesterday at morning tea.

Quandialla celebrates 100 years of history: People may be confused to hear Quandialla is celebrating a centenary when entrance signs read ‘the 1915 town’. But the 1980s ABC miniseries 1915 is just one claim to fame for the village nestled below the Weddin Mountains, west of Young. Quandy also has a strong Hollywood connection in Don McAlpine, one of Australia’s most distinguished film-makers born in Quandialla.

“Stylised” learning for kindy kids: In a first for the town, Young North Public School is next year looking to offer a “stylised” kindergarten class targeting students turning five from January to July 2015. Pictured is Young North Public School student Holli-Jai Bruce.

Village firefighter training weekend: Instructors Peter Bulliman and David Nicholson team up to show the firefighters how it is done.

Just the beginning for Ward: With his Italian tour done and dusted, Young’s Malcolm Ward (front left) now has his eyes set on the Under 17s World Cup qualifier in Thailand in September.

Yabbies brave the cold: The Yabbies Second Grade continued their strong season with another victory on the weekend against Deniliquin, winning 7-5. After an adventurous start to the game, the Yabbies played some smart wet weather rugby to keep themselves in the game and stay within scoring distance of Deniliquin. Pictured is Peter Maher.

Schiller returns to Young, mentors students: Patrick Schiller has recently returned to Young after finishing his rugby league contract with the Penrith Panthers Under 20s. Apart from making an immediate appearance as a talented youngster for the Young Cherrypickers, he has joined Young North Public School as a School Learning Support Officer. 

‘Pickers do battle with Albury: Sam Langford in action.

Tigers get upper hand on Bears with two point win: Roaring to the tryline on the weekend was Burrangong’s Sam Hardy.

New face of community transport: “It was like a blank canvas” is how Young Community Transport manager Kelly Rolfe described the Canberra Community Connect bus used to convey locals to and from Canberra three times a week. The idea to sign-write the bus in graphics iconic to Young was an idea brought forward by Young Shire Council who covered the entire cost, having been a strong supporter of the bus from day one. Young Community Transport driver and chairperson Bill Cameron, manager Kelly Rolfe and Young Shire Council general manager Peter Vlatko admire the new-look bus.

Locals raise money for Foodbank: The preparations for the foodbank coming to Young are gearing up, with a fundraiser held at The Empire Hotel last Friday. Gail Hanigan, Merv Hesketh, Nell Canellis, Laurel Merrin, Eliza Boyle and Katrina Green at the fundraiser.

Crazy for a cause: Young North Public School banded together last Friday to help raise money and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, including students Jack Nicholls, Jardi McAnespie, Ashley Jollisffe, Angel Goodman, Halle Dreverman, Aliyah Awick, Jessie Cummings, Libby Welder and Casey Ballard.

Former bowlers recognised for years of contribution: June was an exciting month for two of Young’s former bowlers who each reached remarkable milestones that were recognised by the South West District Women’s Bowls Association. Pictured are Marlene Shea and Judith Watson presenting Mrs Violet Brown with her badge.

Grand National qualifier: Isabel Duke-Daly attended the Australia Show Horse Council Youth Training weekend at the Horseworld Stadium, Windsor last weekend along with over 100 other young riders from around NSW.

Fun times at league tag: The Young Cherryettes after a muddy match on the weekend.

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