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Christmas hampers

Christmas hampers

By Stephanie Capper
Each year, the Kingston Inter Church Council issue hampers and Christmas gifts to families who need an extra helping hand. This year we provided 22 food hampers and Christmas gifts for 38 children. There is a lot of planning before the volunteers come together to pack the hampers, and sort the toys.
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U14’s back on track with comprehensive win

U14’s back on track with comprehensive win

By Jock McClure
Last Saturday saw round six of the U14’s Hall Trophy. The previous week’s game against West Gambier was abandoned due to rain, leaving them in a dire situation needing a win against the might Mt Burr. Captain Sid Ebert won the toss and elected to bowl first, sending in Mount Burr to bat.
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Hampers of hope

Hampers of hope

By Helen Sadler
Each year prior to Christmas, Max Life Church hold a Hampers of Hope appeal, aiming to support and encourage families experiencing challenging times in our local community. Along with items needed for daily living, each customized hamper includes treats, toys and/or gift vouchers.
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Naracoorte A grade table tennis: Spring season grand final

Naracoorte A grade table tennis: Spring season grand final

By Michael Waters
The Naracoorte Table Tennis Spring Season A Grade Grand Final was played on Monday night 11th December between the 2 teams that ended up first and second on the ladder, Sizzle and Hot Stuff. Tom Randall, for Sizzle, got them off to a fine start with a narrow win over Craig Berry.
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A time for reflection before more action in MacKillop

A time for reflection before more action in MacKillop

By Nick McBride MP, Member for MacKillop
As we head into the busy Christmas period, it’s time to take stock and reflect on the year that was, while also looking forward to the year ahead.  Year 2023 was certainly a time of change for me, with my decision to turn Independent a significant one. 
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Naracoorte B grade Table Tennis: Spring season finals

Naracoorte B grade Table Tennis: Spring season finals

By Zoe Williams and Sophie Matters
Semi-finals
The first Semi-final game was played by the Dragons and the Vampires, the first double was played by Andrew Patrick and Leah Davenport from the Dragons and Eli Flint and Austin Martyn from the Vampires, score for this five-set game were, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-8.
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Gratitude to our Communities

Gratitude to our Communities

By Michael Waite, Founder/Volunteer, Naracoorte News michael@naracoortenews.com, (08) 8121-4141
As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve shared, and it is with immense gratitude that we express our thanks to each and every one of you.
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Southern Ports Tennis Association results round 9: 16th December

Southern Ports Tennis Association results round 9: 16th December

By Katelyn Baker
Rebels win Robe Derby
The Robe Rebels have secured Lewis Ling Cup in Round 9 of the Southern Ports Tennis Association season. The Rebels put on a dominant display over the Robe Roosters, who struggled to fill their side due to illness. Christmas Festivities continued out at Lucindale with three matches taking the court.
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“No long-term plan”

“No long-term plan”

By Nasik Swami
How do we fix Naracoorte’s drainage problems? This is the question we asked former mayor David Hood, as the recent rain event put the township’s drainage systems under immense pressure. Mr Hood claims the “drainage problems” had been expanded through the years by the Corporation of Naracoorte with addons and extensions to drains and no long-term plan.
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Lower South East Bowls Association

Lower South East Bowls Association

Midweek Pennant results round 11: 13th December 2023
By Heather Richards
Division 1
Naracoorte 47/6 defeated Millicent Red 45/2
Robe 63/8 defeated Port MacDonnell Blue 32/0
Mt Gambier RSL Red 71/8 defeated Mt Gambier Blue 41/0
Port MacDonnell Red 51/8 defeated Millicent Blue 37/0
Mt Gambier Red 56/6 defeated Mt Gambier RSL Blue 42/2
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Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

By Chris Oldfield
IN the wake of “at least two more recent near misses” at the Smith St- McCrae St roundabout, people are being urged to email, ring or write to local councillors, mayor Patrick Ross, Member for MacKillop Nick McBride as well as Infrastructure and Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis”.
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Fix it properly

Fix it properly

By Nasik Swami
Local tradesman, Ben Crosby of Foster Engineering was not a happy man when he addressed the Naracoorte-Lucindale Council during its November meeting. Frustrated by the council’s inaction on drainage works, Mr Crosby did not mince his words when he told the elected members that the recent flooding has cost him at least 30k, plus electrical and building damage.
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