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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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Domic gets first outing with Rebels

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AIDEN Domic will join the list of 2016 first-gamers with North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup on Saturday.
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He has come through an interrupted start to the season to earn selection for the round six encounter with Oakleigh Chargers at Eureka Stadium.

Domic missed the latter part of the pre-season owing to rowing commitments with St Patrick’s College and travelled to Ireland and England with theschool.

He was then struck down by illness on returning home.

Domic, who has been named as 23rd man, has moved up from Mt Clear.

He also represented Vic Country under-16 last year.

The Rebels are pursuing a hattrick of wins after a slow start to the season in which they lost the opening three games.

They have turned their fortunes around against Calder and Bendigo –teams which have also been doing it tough.

Oakleighwill be a much more difficult assignment, with the Chargers boasting four wins in six matches. Their form-line is certainly stronger.

Hugh McCluggage (31 disposals),Jamaine Jones (31), Jarrod Berrty (29), Willem Drew (27) and Tom Williamson (23) were all big possession-getters against Bendigo Pioneers, but coach Gerard FitzGerald will be eager to see better use of the ball across the team through four quarters.

It took the Rebels a quarter to get their game on track in the battle of the Goldfields.

FitzGerald was impressed with the way they took stock and adjusted.

However,the Rebels cannot afford to start so slowly and have a lapse against the stronger Chargers.

REBELS LINE-UPB: Clay Bilney, Hasker Dawborn, Charlie Lee HB: Callan Wellings, Jarrod Korewha,Tom WilliamsonC: Lachlan Huppatz,Jarrod Berry,Naish McRoberts HF: Jacob Wheelahan,Sam White,Jamaine JonesF: Jordan Johnston,Shannon Beks,Izaac JohnsonR: Lloyd Meek,Willem Drew,Hugh McCluggageINTER from: Riley Taylor,James Gow,Jake McQueen,Todd Lawrence,Aiden Domic (23rd player),Zac Urquhart,Nick Hausler,Todd Clode DEBUT: Aidan Domic will make his TAC Cup debut at Eureka Stadium on Saturday after a disjointed start to the season.

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I love you, says dad

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Family: Kirk Dicker, diagnosed with MND in 2014, does beach patrols in an all-terrain wheelchair with his son Anthony and partner Joanna Sharp.Kirk Dicker says hewill lose his voice soon.
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Before ithappens, the SistersBeachfatherand former Rosebery mine worker isin the process of banking his own voice.

People with motor neurone diseasemay want to bank their voicefor future usewithin high-tech augmentative and alternative communicationsystems.

“I’ve gotabout 1600 phrasestoputontoacomputer tosendto bedigitised,” he said.

”It meansI can record saying`I love you’for my five-year-old child to hear.”

Mr Dickeris determined not to let life pass by and is“livinglife to the fullest”and“creating happy memories”

“Mypriority is my family; and we all know what the end result is.I want to do things while I have the ability to do so, and cram in as much laughter and cuddles.”

Mr Dickeris one of more than 40-people in Tasmania with MND, the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling themuscles that enable peopleto move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.

People with MNDhavean averagelife expectancy of two to five years.

As part of MND weekpeople aretelling their stories to raise awareness.

Mr Dicker and Boat Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club, where he’s a foundingmember, raisedfundsthrough theKirk Dicker Challenge Crazy Craft Raceto support MND research,hoping for a cure.

A donation was madeto the Menzies Institutewhere PhD student, Emily Handley, formerly of Boat Harbour, is looking intochanges between brain connections that take place in the early stages of fronto-temporal dementia and MND.

“I’ve beenhumbled byall the support fromthe surf club,myold workmates and the community,” Mr Dicker said.

His work mates helped renovate his house to selland the surf club raisedmoney for an all-terrain wheelchair that got him back on the beach.

Mr Dicker’s first symptoms of MND happened ona family holiday in 2013.

He found it washard to walk in thongs and hiscalf muscles were cramping.

“In the end it will stop me from breathing and this will happen with all my senses intact,” he said.

– The Advocate

Business welcomes tax relief

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CHALLENGES: Stawell SportsPower owner Robyn Young says a federal government tax break is welcome relief for small business owners. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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A FEDERAL tax breakfor small businesses has been welcomed Stawell business owner Robyn Young.

Mrs Young and her husband Shane have run the Stawell SportsPower store for the past 18 years.

She said the 27.5 per cent small business cuts announced in Tuesday night’s federal budget would provide some welcome relief.

“Any tax break is welcome. It might give us the ability to have another employee,” she said.

Mrs Young saidher business employed several casual staff and one permanent part-time employee who worked three days a week.

She said the challenges were significant for small businesses.

“Bank fees are a massive impost,” she said.

“A lot of people probably don’t realise we have to pay for EFTPOS.

“When we first started,20 per cent of purchases were made through EFTPOS and 80 per cent were cash purchases.

“That’s swung completely around now.

“The bigger you are the less fees you have to pay. The big supermarkets, for example, don’t pay those fees.”

The cost of freight was another ongoing expense for small businesses, Mrs Young said.

“It can sometimes cost up to three times more to freight something than the actual cost of the item,” she said.

“It then becomes a real balancing act in terms of what you stock instore.”

She said the rise and rise of internet shopping had presented its own challenges for businesses.

“There are a lot of educated shoppers out there these days,” she said.

“People do their research online and are a lot more selective about what they will and won’t pay for.

“Businesses are also becoming more savvy about marketing.

“People don’t tend to do catalogues anymore.

“They’re all electronic and can be changed in an instant.”

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Reassessment after car park purchase

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The former Plumb Motors site in Auckland St, Bega, is to be turned into car parking after being purchased by council for $600,000.The purchase of the Plumb Motors site in Auckland St, Bega, by council, is likely toresult in other council projects, such as some general road repairs and maintenance being delayed.
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The warning from BVSC director of strategy and business servicesLucas Scarpinis revealed inthe confidential documents that have just been declassified following the last council meeting on April 27.

“If council resolves to acquire 77-79Auckland Street, Bega, council’s long-term financial plan will have to be updated to reflect the new acquisition which will mean that currently committed projects will need to be reassessed for prioritised funding. This will occur during the 2017 financial year planning process,” Mr Scarpin said in his report to council in December 2015 when the opportunity to purchase the Plumb Motors site was being discussed.

Council had first looked at the site in 2013 and offered the vendor the unimproved land value of $348,000, but this was refused. Council then looked at leasing the site for car parking but the $20,000 annual lease was refused as the vendors wanted closer to $39,000.

Since then the site has been listed at $600,000, with Caddey, Searl and Jarman valuing the property at $625,000 in 2013.

Council purchased the site on April 1 for $600,000 and has said that it will cost an estimated $288,000 to turn the 2505sqm site into 90 car parking spaces.

Mr Scarpin also said that the acquisition of additional parking in Bega was not incouncil’s long-term asset management plans, but acknowledged it was reasonable to expect Bega would need extra parking at some time in the future and that “a strategic acquisition at the right price should not be ignored”.

The declassified documents also show that council paid$550,000 for the Hotel Australasia in Eden. Earlier in the financial year council paid $1.293million for the Auswide building in Merimbula. These purchases were also not part of the long-term plan and as such have no designated funding source, which means they must be paidfor from the general fund.

Eden’s Hotel Australasia was purchased by the Bega Valley Shire Council for $550,000.

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Schneider to play for Dogs

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CAT AMONGST THE DOGS: Adam Schneider will play for Thurgoona on May 14, just over a month after he turned out for his home club Osborne against Jindera in the Hume League. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG
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ADAM Schneider will wrap up his country football tour with a farewell appearance for Thurgoona.

The former Sydney Swans and St Kilda star will line up for the Bulldogs against Chiltern on May 14.

Schneider played for his home club Osborne against Jindera in April and has also made appearances in the Riverina for Barellan and Coolamon in recent weeks.

The 2005 premiership player said he had “loved giving a bit back to the country” before he turns his attention to playing for Beaumaris in Melbourne.

“I’ve really enjoyed it.I really wanted to put the emphasis on junior footy, everywhere I’ve been I’ve wanted to get involved in the junior side of it,” he said.

“I remember when I was a junior, if an AFL or an ex-AFL player came out it was something I never forgot.

“It was great to to do that with my brother and a few good mates at Osborne,it was something I wanted to do for 14 years since I left.

“I’m good mates with Jayden Kotzur so he’s twisted my arm to go up there and have a kick at Thurgoona.”

There could be plenty riding on the clash for the Bulldogs, who sit 2-3 and face undefeated ladder-leader Rutherglen on Saturday.

Thurgoona co-coach Jamarl O’Sullivan said he couldn’t wait to welcome the 228-game AFL veteran into the Bulldogs team.

“I’m a Swannies man so I have very fond memories of him in the 2005 grand final.He can do whatever he wants, even if he doesn’t get a kick I’ll be happy,” O’Sullivan said, only half-jokingly.

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