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WITH the tennis season well under way socially and with junior coaching into its third week, a group of more serious players launched into the competitive pennants on Saturday.

Unfortunately, due to a short supply of able-bodied men, Northam was only able to field one pennants team this year but got off to a great start with a win against Beverley.

Northam hosted Beverley and although the play was tightly contested eventually won the day with 16-14 sets.

Team spirit: Northam Lawn Tennis Club’s pennants team for the 2014-15 season: Kirsten Arthur, Cathy North, Beverley Young, Dennis Saunders, Kellie Podmore, Astyn Temby, Reuben Thompson and Alan Smith.

It was a great team effort to take the win with special mention to Dennis Saunders who won five out of his six sets and to both Reuben Thompson and Beverley Young who won four out of their six sets.

Next week Northam takes on Cunderdin in Northam for the pennants trophy for 2014-15.

On the past two Sundays, social tennis has been well attended although with the blustery conditions this week hitting the ball was somewhat of its own challenge.

Players were also keen to get into the spirit of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday with a cup sweep and afternoon tea.

Members of the club continue to support men’s health with the Movember challenge on once again.

Mid-week social tennis continues on Wednesdays and has been well supported.

The Northam women’s Double Day tournament takes place on November 12.

For further details please contact captain Jo Hill at SportsPower. For those wishing to play tennis at the Northam Lawn Tennis Club, social tennis is played on both Wednesday mornings from 9am and Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm.

New members receive a once-off half-price membership fee applying to singles, family and junior memberships. Contact the Northam Country Club for further details.

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Basketball
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ROUND two means everything in the basketball competition is back in full swing.

All junior and senior teams have been playing awesome basketball every week.

The committee has done a great job making everything run smoothly, as have the umpires.

A reminder to all parent and guardians, all junior players must have registration forms, medical forms, birth certificates, Kids Sport and fees sorted by round three or your child will not be allowed to take the court.

If they do play and none of these important forms are filled out, their team loses its points.

Results

Men

Kulbardie Red defeated Madcatz 36-25

Kulbardie white defeated York Jets 32-13

Goomalling defeated Kings 54-22

Thunder defeated Cunderdin 45-36

York Roos defeated Venom 52 -3

Feds defeated Northam power 51-35

Women

Burdiya defeated Madkittenz 48-16

Waalitj defeated York Rebels 22-8

Renegades defeated LOL 24-8

Thunderbirds defeated York Ladies 28-17

Boys 11

Thunder defeated York 14-12

Joeys defeated Rockets 41-0

Warriors defeated Destroyers 15-12

Boys 13

Arrows defeated Toodyay 6-4

Magic defeated Jetz 26-15

York jets defeated Tigers 26-24

Boys 16

Kulbardies defeated Toodyay 47-6

Toodyay defeated Sharpshooters 39-7

Girls 11

York Cats defeated Hotshots 32-4

Hawks defeated Tornadoes 60-6

Girls 13

Astros defeated Toodyay 44-0

Thunderbirds defeated Fireworks 22-10

Girls 16

York Stars defeated Toodyay 34-21

Steelers defeated Storm 68-4

Yorgas defeated Thunder 22-16

Tornadoes defeated York Cats 29-19

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THE Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band performed a concert at the Town Hall earlier this month entitled Northam Answers the Call.
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In the words of a local resident, “that was the best and most interesting and certainly the most emotional concert they had ever been to”.

In tune: The Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band perform at the Northam Town Hall on October 19 as part of the Northam Answers the Call concert.

The two directors of the band, Peter Hind and Phil Robertson, contrived to link all the pieces performed into a story which reflected both the glories and the tragedies of two World Wars.

The concert on October 19 featured in its first section music from the period of World War I.

This section also featured the Northam branch of Sing Australia who gave rousing renditions of some of the old trench songs of the period accompanied by the band.

The second section featured music of the 1920s and 30s followed by the third section featuring music from 1939-45.

Memorial: A wreath left at the concert.

Themes from films such as The Longest Day and The Dambusters provided the right atmosphere for the comments which interspersed the performances.

The final section was the dedication service.

Members of the audience paid their respects to the fallen by laying wreaths in front of the simple memorial which graced the front of the stage.

The band played a selection of appropriate music which included Sunset, The Water is Wide and a superb version of the hymn Abide With Me which featured the Last Post played as a counter melody to the hymn.

The audience was asked not to applaud and the concert finished on a fine point of reflection with the band sitting motionless with their heads bowed.

The Northam Shire Council was thanked for sponsoring the event and the audience for its enthusiastic support of the performers.

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NORTHAM Scout Group has invited anyone associated with scouting in Northam, past and present, to a centenary celebration and reunion.
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Scout leaders, section and committee members, Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers (Senior Scouts), Rovers, parents and families associated with scouting in Northam since 1914 are invited to a group reunion and centenary celebration to be held at Northam Recreation Centre on November 16, from 2pm-4pm.

The Scout Group will have memorabilia and a photo display on the day.

People are also encouraged to bring mementos and photos for display on the day.

The group will be sharing stories with afternoon tea.

The event is supported by the Shire of Northam.

Group leader Ms Abbott said some past members have started sharing their experiences and involvement with scouting in Northam and it is very exciting to be able to meet up with as many people as possible and remember their important contributions to young people in scouting.

“Past youth members are also looking forward to meeting up with past mates,” she said.

For more information, contact Amanda Abbott, Northam Scout Group, on 0409 206 607. To register your attendance visit northamscoutventenary. eventbrite. com.au.

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MALEBO Magic is the great local hope in today’s $8000 Sunraysia Daily Mallee Cup at Sandilong Park.
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Making magic: Colette Cooper with Malebo Magic yesterday. The Mildura trainer hopes her charge can be victorious in today’s Sunraysia Mallee Cup at Mildura’s Sandilong Park. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The eight-year-old gelding is gunning for a second straight local win, following his triumph ain the Pooncarie Cup a month ago.

Trainer Colette Cooper said her horse was enjoying a rich vein of form and was optimistic conditions would favour him today.

“He’s fit and well and has had a bit of a let-up since he won at Pooncarie,” she said.

Seven of Malebo Magic’s 12 career wins have been over 1400 metres – today’s distance.

The horse will be ridden by Stawell jockey Marc Munday who has managed nine wins from 105 starts over the past 12 months.

Cooper, who has trained horses for 12 years, is aiming to replicate past Cup Day glories at Sandilong Park.

“I did win about four years ago,” she said.

“I think it helps local racing to have a local here so I’m hoping to get another win.”

Malebo Magic could face tough competition though, should the bookies’ favourite Empress Zakynthos make it out of the barriers.

The bay mare from the stables of Hamilton trainer Ron Daniel hasn’t run since a trial at Tatura in December last year.

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READ THE STORY: No phone zone
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The area you are phoning has been disconnected – for most of a week.

You wouldn’t hear that in Sydney.

But the 100 residents of Tooraweenah, near Gilgandra, have been frustrated by repeated phone failures last week. They say their landline phones were cut off during daylight hours. Businesses could not use EFTPOS and people were running out of cash.

And, like vast chunks of the 250,000 square kilometres around it, Tooraweenah has poor, if any, mobile reception.

So, how do you phone Telstra to complain? You can’t. You also can’t eat if you can’t get cash to buy food or even buy petrol to drive to “civilisation” in a nearby town.

Telstra says there was one outage for 30 hours from Friday at 2.30pm because of a hardware fault, which has since been fixed.

It did not comment on claimed problems earlier in the week.

Residents say phones were failing intermittently for a week.

Lines dropped out as the days heated up and came back in cooler night air. Some claim they reported problems but saw no technicians or vans racing to help.

Whatever the cause, a situation like this would never be tolerated in the big city.

What if someone had a medical crisis or needed an ambulance, fire services, police?

The country shouldn’t have to tolerate it, either.

The government and all phone suppliers must ensure this never happens anywhere again.

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This tree was uprooted in The Hills during the weekend storm. Photo courtesy M Palmer-Burton, as posted on The Hills SES Facebook pageThe Hills SES was the third-busiest SES unit across Sydney Western Region on the weekend, receiving 140 storm job requests from Saturday, 2pm.
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The Hills SES controller, Evelyn Lester, said crews dealt with trees down on houses, blocked roads and damage to property caused by strong winds which at their peak reached 95 kmph at Balcombe Heights Estate, where her SES unit is based.

— Evelyn Lester‘‘Pizza it is, still in the dark”

— Shane SpringerNews shortly after 6pm.

She reminded residents to secure or put away loose items from yards and balconies, bring children and pets indoors and park cars under cover during storms.

They should also stay clear of fallen trees and power lines and damaged structures, she said.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call the NSW SES on 132 500.

‘‘Follow the Hills SES Facebook pagefor regular updates during storms,’’ Ms Lestersaid.

■The NSW SES is divided into 17 regions based on major river systems.

■Sydney Western Region takes in The Hills, Auburn, Blacktown, Blue Mountains,Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Mount Druitt, Parramatta, and Penrith.

■Each region controller is responsible for the operational control of emergency flood and storm responses, including planning, training, operational support and other functions within their area of control.

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STUDENTS studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at Muresk have had their learning experience boosted with laboratory sessions relating to their plant and animal courses.
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A key feature of the three-year degree being delivered in a partnership between Charles Sturt University and C Y O’Connor Institute is its practical, hands on approach to learning.

The classes in the laboratory have focused on factors affecting production levels in both animal and plant systems. During one session, students dissected the female reproductive tracts of sheep and pigs, identified the component parts and related them back to classroom theory about function and factors affecting reproductive efficiency.

Hands on: Dr Kathryn Egerton-Warburton with students Mitchell Hutton (Morawa) and David Storer (Meckering) during an animal reproduction laboratory practical at Muresk.

The laboratory work was followed by a practical session in the sheep yards where the students were given a pen of merino rams and asked to do a reproductive soundness examination on them.

Using these results in conjunction with data on wool production, quality and body size, the students had to identify animals to cull from the flock.

Lecturer, Dr Kathryn Egerton-Warburton, said the exercises in the laboratory and sheep yard, gave students a clearer picture of the parts of the reproductive system and an understanding of factors that affected efficient reproduction.

In their study of soil and plants, the students visited a local farm to look at formation, structure and classification of soils.

They also carried out tests to determine texture and pH and used the data to decide the usefulness of each soil type for agriculture.

Lecturer James Fisher said in the laboratory, students measured water infiltration rates in different soil types. In another experiment they measured water usage of plants under a range of conditions including different temperatures, moving and still air, light and dark.

The students are also observing various summer and winter crops growing in the glasshouse.

“I’d like to acknowledge the effort of members of the Higher Education Project team in re-equipping the laboratory and thank DAFWA, Ballard Seeds, WANTFA and Landmark for donating the seed used by students,” Dr Fisher said.

Enrolments for 2015 are now open. To apply online or download and print a form go to csu.edu.au/apply.

For further assistance contact Daisy Bulloch on 9622 6789 or email agri [email protected]

Hands on: Dr Kathryn Egerton-Warburton with students Mitchell Hutton (Morawa) and David Storer (Meckering) during an animal reproduction laboratory practical at Muresk.

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Bowls Sunraysia Saturday pennant’s match of the round was a thriller at Irymple.
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Bowl: Shawn Fullerton bowls for Red Cliffs against Mildura in round 10 of pennant competition at Mildura Bowls Club on Saturday. Pictures: Stacey Lowe

Cheers: Mildura’s Peter Harrison supports his side on Saturday.

The Irymple Suns hosted the Euston Bandits in the Round 10 blockbuster. Wind howled across the green making playing conditions difficult.

Both sides were evenly matched with no draw or green advantage to be taken by either side.

Col Sherriff drew Tich Halls and fought for a five-shot victory to the Bandits.

Halls drew the match-winning bowl on the 24th end when, one shot down on the head, trailed the jack for four shots and Col Sherriff had no bowls left to play to counter it.

The other rinks of Sandy Tarrant and Mark Tarrant were in a titanic struggle with Brendan O’Brien and Terry Wright, respectively.

The Irymple players were holding a slender advantage over their opponents and won both rinks by one shot for O’Brien and three shots to Wright. However, the Tich Halls rink had done the damage and Euston beat Irymple eight to four.

Merbein Hawks hosted Ouyen, and the Two Blues led by Robbie Jay were looking to atone for their previous round loss.

Merbein chose to play them on the three rink green and allowed Ouyen to dictate some terms on the windy greens.

This time it was not the Jay-led rink at the centre point of the Ouyen attack, but the Norm Latta and Alan Crook-led teams that cemented the tie for Ouyen.

Merbein took a solitary rink win but it was not enough to take overall victory.

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A local sports car driving experience is attracting growing interest from Sydney. Picture: GREG ELLISA fleet of Porsches operated by Cliff to Coast Sports Car Drives in Helensburgh are becoming increasingly popular with Sydneysiders keen on a new way to check out locations such as Bald Hill, Sea Cliff Bridge, Macquarie Pass and Austinmer Beach.
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Many who come to see the local sights do it from the seats of four different Porsches in one day.

The business, started by Gavin Little earlier this year, has also helped other local tourist operators such as Cliffhanger Cafe.

Mr Little was keen to share his cars with people on some of the most scenic and most sensational roads in NSW. He discovered how great they were from the seat of a 1977 Carrera 3.0 over the past decade.

He is a Porsche enthusiast, but his hunch that others would be as well is proving correct as the warmer spring weather helps the new business grow.

His tours start from the business park at Helensburgh and wend their way south to Bald Hill and then over Sea Cliff Bridge.

“Ducking through 100-year-old mining villages, we head south to a stretch of road that is equal to anything I’ve ever driven in Europe,” Mr Little said.

The drives involve drivers regularly swapping cars, taking in Macquarie Pass with mainly second and third gear turns.

“I could easily do this job forever,” Mr Little said.

His fleet includes an early model Boxster and a 911 993 Variocam.

“Our philosophy is not to have ‘executive express’ type experiences – we’d rather have people working for their revs and pace, and then hopping out of the car with a big smile and feeling a bit, but not too, shaky.”

Drives include lunch at the Burrawang General Store Cafe before coming back down Jamberoo Valley Road to Saddleback Mountain and then up to Bulli Tops for a quick coffee before returning to base.

Further information at driveporsches南京夜网.au or on 02 8076 1689.

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