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Lucindale Station reopens 3 hours a week

Lucindale Station reopens 3 hours a week

By Chris Oldfield
FOR three hours per week, on Monday afternoons, the Lucindale community will have access to “partial front station services” at their local police station. Two months ago on November 16, Lucindale’s police officer Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig attended a call out to a property at Senior, north of Bordertown 120 kms away, and never returned home.
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Robe Bowling Club report  

Robe Bowling Club report  

By Valma Jennings
Robe Bowling Club has been enjoying a busy time. Thursday 21st December was the annual ham day sponsored by Valma and Errol Jennings. Twenty seven players played 2 games of 12 ends with 2×2 game winners. Runners up on 55 pts were Vic Dawson, Robbie Dahler and Peter Roachock.
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Power pain

Power pain

Your say: Cliff Hignett
Thanks Nasik Swami for the sage advice in your article ‘Switch it off’ (NEWS 13/12/23). Indeed! The best way to save on power bills is to switch off and save power. What puzzles me, is that in the story, nearly filling the second page of the paper, there was not one word about how to save power or save money on power bills.
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Naracoorte Market Report 9/01/ 2024

Naracoorte Market Report 9/01/ 2024

By Jenny Kelly, MLA
Cattle: LWB 7 – LWY 728 – LWC 166 – OAY 7
Agents yarded 903 cattle for the first sale of 2024 at Naracoorte as the higher prices since the rain encouraged more numbers compared to pre-Christmas markets.
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Another chance?

Another chance?

By Nasik Swami
Will the electorate of Mackillop give Nick McBride another chance in 2026? If they do, what would this mean for them and for Mr McBride, and will he, as an independent member, be able to put Mackillop on the map for all the decision-makers in Adelaide.
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McBride’s choice

McBride’s choice

By Nasik Swami
Labour or Liberal?
What choice will Nick McBride, the member of Mackillop, make if he holds the balance of power in the next election? The independent member who left the Liberal Party in July, citing ‘dark forces’ and factionalism, seems to have made up his mind.
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The News Give Back Program: Easter Drama Committee

The News Give Back Program: Easter Drama Committee

By Karina Mills
Our story started just 6 months ago when I heard about The John Drama through a newsletter sent to me from some people who work for Wycliffe Bible Translators. I was immediately drawn to the idea and wondered if it was possible to do something like that here in Naracoorte.
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December meeting whets cup appetite

December meeting whets cup appetite

By Paul Mitchell
Organisers hope a successful late December meeting has whet local appetites for the 2024 MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup next month. Breaking a recent run of back luck, the Naracoorte Racing Club’s December 29 meeting was held in ideal weather conditions, and president Glen Hamlyn said the 250-strong crowd enjoyed the day.
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McAuliffe and Hayes in town

McAuliffe and Hayes in town

By Paul Mitchell
Two well-known racing names will be in town for the Naracoorte Cup calcutta, which is growing in popularity. Former racecaller and now Racing.com on-air talent Terry McAuliffe will be joined at the local event by breeding expert Sam Hayes, a member of the famous Hayes racing family.
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Cricket report

Cricket report

Millicent and Naracoorte Cricket Association senior teams returned to the field after their Christmas break last Saturday. Lucindale continued to perform strongly in this bounce-back season after a poor 2022-23, this time defeating local rivals Naracoorte Townies convincingly. Townies won the toss and batted first in the game at Lucindale, but struggled throughout.
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Cricket report

U14’s on the trot with back-to-back wins

By Jock McClure
Last Saturday saw round seven of the U14 Hall Trophy take place. After a break from cricket with Christmas and New Year, the Penola/Naracoorte U14’s team were ready to play some cricket. This week’s opponent was Mil Lel, who were looking for their first win for the season.
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Apsley & Districts Motorsport Club race results 17/12/2023

Apsley & Districts Motorsport Club race results 17/12/2023

By Amanda McCallum
A Grade: 1st Joe Garner, Equal 2nd Williams Braun and Fred Carberry, 3rd Dwayne McCallum
B Grade: 1st Sam Johnson, 2nd Len Holmes, 3rd Trevor Bull
C Grade: Equal 1st Thomas Smitheman and Jake Freedom, Equal 2nd Amanda McCallum and Troy McCallum
SA vs Vic: SA won
10 Lap: 1st Sam Johnson, 2nd Joe Garner, 3rd Thomas Smitheman

Next race day 4 February 2024 (weather permitting).
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