Naracoorte, February 22, 2024

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The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Combined Branch of SACWA

The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Combined Branch of SACWA

By Gill Savic
The Naracoorte Combined and the Limestone Ladies Branches of the SACWA are very grateful to the “News Give Back” program for their donation, which was used to upgrade equipment in the newly renovated kitchen in the local CWA Clubrooms. The Clubrooms were founded in 1935 and the eighty years plus kitchen badly needed replacing.
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Don Wray Room to honour club supporter

Don Wray Room to honour club supporter

By Paul Mitchell
Legendary club supporter, the late Don Wray, will be honoured at Sunday’s 2024 MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup meeting. The founder of Mini Jumbuk, Don passed away in October, and to honour his outstanding contribution to local racing, the Naracoorte Racing Club has named its committee room after him.
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Australia Day: Everyone is free to celebrate

Australia Day: Everyone is free to celebrate

By Chris Oldfield

ONLY the wind broke the silence of an Australia Day crowd as guest speaker James Darling AM highlighted legislation of January 26, 1949, which meant all Australians, without exception, were free to celebrate the day.

On that date the Nationality and Citizenship Act became law and resulted in every Australian becoming an Australian citizen, regardless of their race, gender, age, culture or background.

“Before that day, there was no such thing as an Australian passport or an Australian citizen,” he said.  

“Before the 26th of January 1949, those born in Australia, indigenous Australians included, were deemed British subjects under the governance and laws approved by the British monarchy.
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Cricket report

Cricket report

Inspired by a century from captain Loren Bald, Naracoorte Warriors nearly pulled off a win that would have given their finals hopes a massive boost in Millicent & Naracoorte Cricket Association last Saturday. Playing at Wortley Oval and needing to win to stay in contention for 4th spot on the ladder, Bald was elevated to Playing at Wortley Oval and needing to win to stay in contention for 4th spot on the ladder, Bald was elevated to open the innings rather than bat in the middle order, and the move paid off.
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Council to set sail on fresh strategic journey

Council to set sail on fresh strategic journey

By Nat Traeger, CEO, District Council of Robe
The District Council of Robe has coincided the commencement of their new Chief Executive Officer and a new year, with a decision to embark on a fresh strategic direction early in 2024.
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Southern Ports Tennis Association results: Round 11, 3rd February

Southern Ports Tennis Association results: Round 11, 3rd February

By Katelyn Baker
The Robe Rebels have fallen to fourth on the ladder in the Southern Ports Tennis Association, after a loss on Saturday to Beachport. The Rebels, who only moved into second last round, faced tough opposition from the Pirates who put up a strong performance in matches across the day.
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Kingston SE Recreational Fishers Association Inc: January news

Kingston SE Recreational Fishers Association Inc: January news

By Lynton McInness, Chairman
The committee has been working hard to further our interests as you will see below. Below is an update of the last 6 months activities. 1. 2023 AGM Conducted at the Kingston Football Club on 3 November 2023.
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Come and try Golf Croquet

Come and try Golf Croquet

By Dianne Arnold
What is missing from the photo?
We have the mallet, the hoop, the court and the clips.
The missing element that is crucial to the game is YOU – the people. On 18th February at 10.30am we are holding a come and try day.
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Carters and Carriers …. the building of a bustling frontier townCarters and Carriers

Carters and Carriers …. the building of a bustling frontier townCarters and Carriers

By Maureen Andrews
The Kingston Museum has a fascinating collection of exhibits which tells the story of how transport played a key role in the development of Kingston from an isolated settlement of approximately 140 people in 1860, to a bustling service hub in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
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Lower South East Bowls Association

Lower South East Bowls Association

Friday Ladies Pennants Round 13: 2nd February 2024
By Pam Robinson
Div 1
Millicent Red 63/8 defeated Robe 36/0
Naracoorte 46/0 defeated by Millicent Blue 51/8
Penola 38/2 defeated by Port MacDonnell 44/6
Kingston 38/2 defeated by MGRSL 41/6
Bye Beachport
Div 2
Millicent 61/8 defeated Robe 28/0
Naracoorte 43/2 defeated by Lucindale 49/6
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Naracoorte Hospital Auxiliary Annual Morning Tea

Naracoorte Hospital Auxiliary Annual Morning Tea

By Jenny Blake 
The Naracoorte Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their annual morning tea on Tuesday 13 February starting at 10am at the Naracoorte Bowls Club, 191 Smith Street. This year our guest speaker will be Rhett McDonald. Rhett is currently working as a therapeutic counsellor/advocate in the fields of families/young people, refugee, asylum seekers, and migrant communities in the Limestone Coast, including Naracoorte for over 10 years.
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Bridge@Bowls

Bridge@Bowls

By Bridging the Gap
Once again it was wonderful having 28 bridge players who managed to play 28 boards despite the delay from a computer glitch, well done to competent Chris McDonald, for sorting it out and enabling the competition to continue. Huge congratulations to E/W winners Jill Redway/Rob Talbot with a fantastic 62.5% followed by Di Vine/Kathryn McCourt on 56.55% & not far behind were Meredith Lawrie/Jenni Castine on 55.65%.
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