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Singalong for an evening

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The Howie Bros.The Howie Bros and Wayne Horsburgh are taking their harmonies to Laura.
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The Howie Bros, identical twin brothers John andGraeme Howie,have always loved vocal harmony in their music and are the only Australians to have won the International Harmony Award in the United States.

They have also won threeGolden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards in Tamworth, when they were members of their original band, “1901”.

They have recorded 40 albums, the latest being “The Love Songs Collection” 2CD Set, featuring 40 love songs.

It has also just been released as a two discDVD set, along with three other new two discDVD sets:”The Celtic Collection” (40 Irish andScottish Songs), “Singalong with The Howie Bros” Vol 1 and2 (100 Singalong songs like “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “I Belong To Glasgow”), and “Gospel Songs” (40 Songs of Faith andInspiration).

The twins were secondary school music teachers for 30 years, in government schools in Melbourne –in fact, John taught Kylie Minogue at Camberwell High School, in Melbourne.

As Graeme said,The Howie Bros music is similar in style to Irish duo Foster andAllen.

“We have always been involved in singing andplaying country music, bluegrass music, Irish andScottish music, andperform lots of Singalong medleys in our showswhere the crowd usually join in andsingalong with us,” Graeme said.

“We use lots of instruments during our shows, including piano, guitars, ukulele, piano accordion, andmandolin.

“The Howie’s have a million stories to tell of their ‘life on the road’ as travelling musicians andthe crowd will enjoy plenty of laughs throughout the show.”

Wayne Horsburgh is a wonderful performer, having won six”Mo” awards for Club Entertainment in Australia.

He is a wonderful yodeller, similar in style to Frank Ifield, Slim Whitman andMarty Robbins.

Born and raised around Benalla (like the Howie’s, also on a dairy farm), Wayne spent 25 years performing in America, with greats like Merle Haggard, George Jones andVince Gill.

He has just released a new album called “Songs Of The Islands Vol 2”.

So, those who attend The Howie Bros and Wayne Horsburgh show at Laura Memorial Civic Centre, on Saturday May 28, 8pm-11pm,can expect some wonderful entertainment – lots of “singalongs”, lots of songs people know, lots of laughsand a great night’s entertainment.

Tea, coffee anda little something to eatwill be available during interval.

The Howie Bros andWayne Horsburgh will also be performing at Moonta Town Hall on the evening of Thursday May 26.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door prior to the performance.

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‘Young kids watched me get king-hit’

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TAKING A STAND: Narrandera coach and captain Tim Sullivan is taking a stand after he claims he was violently king-hit during a Riverina League game last week.
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A local Australian rules coach whose motionless body was hauled off the field after hisjaw was brokenby an alleged “coward punch” has considered pressingcriminal charges.

Narrandera’sTim Sullivan, who has taken a stand against “on-field thuggery”,was hospitalised and bed-ridden for two weeksby a “completely random attack” duringSaturday’s game.

The team captain and coachtold The Daily Advertiser he has had sleepless nightstossing and turning sincehis 16-year-old proteges watched on while he was “hit and driven to the ground”.

“It simply doesn’t give you a license to become a thug,” Mr Sullivan said.

“I’m definitely looking at pressing charges – I don’t want to be a dibber dobber or a snitch but I’m now two weeks off work, over my head with medical bills andI’ve had constant headaches and a throbbing jaw.

“I have 16-year-old kids out there watching, you certainly worry a domino affect there when they see that.”

Mr Sullivan was taken to hospital after being knocked out in the second quarter of Narrandera’s 44-point win over Turvey Park.

A Turvey Park player was reported by umpires and will face a tribunalafter allegedly striking Sullivan in the second quarter.

But Mr Sullivan said a match ban “simply isn’t enough” for people who think it is okay to commit violence because they are a sportsman.

“After talking to a few close people and informing the league, I have to consider taking this further,” Mr Sullivan said.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Wagga police duty officerInspectorPeter Robertson said it can often take some time to determine whether on-field action constitutes assault.

“The laws concerning assault give some exemptions during sport, but we’ll have to investigate whether the people involved crossed the line,” he said.

“There are lots of things that happen during sporting contests that aren’t brought to our attention so we need to ensure we find out if what occurred was reasonable or unreasonable.”

– The Daily Advertiser

Power ready to start

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DEBUT: Mersey Leven Power’s Grace Huxtable and Karina Cowling ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Dockers. Picture: Cordell RichardsonMersey Leven Power are more than ready for their Tasmanian Women’s League debut.
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Coach Trent Huxtable on Thursday saidhis players were ‘’jumping out of their skin’’ ahead of their clash with Burnie at West Park on Saturday night.

The Power is a combined effort between the Ulverstone, Latrobe and Devonport football clubs.

The team has takenover the Tasmanian Women’s League license held by Devonport last season.

Huxtable described his squad as being a ‘’really good group’’.

He has seven members of the youth girls academy, with three of those seven (Zoe Knight, Sarah Skinner andLauren Stevenson)part instate’s youth girls championships side.

‘”We have a good mix of youth and experienced senior players, and it is a good blend of girls,’’ he said.

‘’It will be very exciting to see them play, and I know the girls are excited to have a crack.

‘’We played Burnie in a practice match a few weeks ago and we were competitive. and we are hoping to take it right up to them on Saturday night. ‘’

The Power will wear Latrobe jumpers this week and Ulverstone next week before their new ones arrive.

Burnie coach Jamie Bradley said she was expecting a ‘’hard fought battle’’ against the new outfit, after being impressed with what she saw in thatpractice match.

She said having a new team made up ofthree clubs was a sign of the growth of the game on the Coast.

‘’From what I have seen they (the Power) are a fantastic bunch of girls who have formed what should be a very strong club,’’ Bradley said.

Bradley said her side would be boosted by the inclusion of Britt Gibson this season.

The women’s match will be part of a football feast on Saturday at West Park.

As well asNWFL matches with the Dockershosting Devonport, theirmen’sState League team will welcomeLaunceston.

The women’s game is scheduled to start at 6pm.

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Parents pitch in for seamless event

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A TIMING gate malfunction at Jubilee Parkthrew a spanner in the works at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday.
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Parents pitch in for seamless event Dylan Haissell, 11, in the discus at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

PJ Webb, 12, winning his 100m heat at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Keegan Gramson, 10, winning his 100m sprint at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Tristen Koga, 10, in the long jump at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Jayda Skews, 8, wins her 100m heat at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

PJ Webb, 12, flying high at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Aidan Davis, 11, winning the 100m sprint at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Tristen Koga, 10, winning his heat of 100m sprint at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Ebonye Plum, 10, winning the 100m sprint at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Drew Burton, 9, winning the 100m sprint at the Forest Hill athletics carnival on Thursday. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

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A new-look market

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Clare Showgrounds Market is getting a revamp and is being re-launched on Gourmet Saturday, May 14. You’ll see a number of stalls there including Joyce and her Pelargoniums. Clare’s Showgrounds Market has been held monthly for about 10years and it’s about to have a revamp.
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A new sub-committee of the Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society, which includes Cheryl Koglin, Phil Pese, Sharalyn Bond and Lois Lewis, hopeto bring some new and exciting stall holders to its monthly market.

“We are hoping to revamp it to make it more appealing for people to come along,” Cheryl said.

The market has seen many different stall holders come and go throughout the years and the committee hopes to attract some new producers and sellers/dealers to the monthly market.

They plan to host a re-launch of the Clare Showgrounds Market on Saturday, May 14, in line with Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.

Cheryl said, as always, the fruit and vegetable man would be on site for you to purchase all the best in fresh produce.

Along with Joyce and her Pelargoniums (geraniums), they’re also hoping a busker will perform on the day for them.

It’s a market that attracts many people from the Clare Valley and the new committee hope to further its popularity and include new stall holders each month.

With the relaunch being held on Gourmet Saturday there’s bound to be plenty happening and many people stopping in to see what’s for sale.

Held on the second Saturday of each month, apart from Clare Show day, it’s onfrom 8.30am-1.30pm.

It is held in the Main Pavilion and, when the weather permits, often spills outside.

“We are looking at keeping all the same holders, but adding new things in to give it more life.”

By adding the additional stalls and new exhibitors, they hope to improve the atmosphere and encourage even more people to attend.

All monies raised at the Clare Showgrounds Market goes straight back into the show society and assists with maintaining the grounds.

Have you got a business you would like to show off at the Clare Showgrounds Market?

If you do, the committee would love to hear from you –call Cheryl Koglin on 8847 2472 or email: [email protected]南京夜网

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