Macquarie goes back-to-back

Henry Railz was named Player of the Carnival after starring for the undefeated Macquarie side. Photo: Greg Keen
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MACQUARIE Valley have gone back-to-back in the Max Shepherd Shied after recording a 69-run win over Lachlan yesterday.

The two sides met after going through the first two days of the annual under-14s carnival undefeated but the class of the home side shone through, with Henry Railz’s 75 runs helping him go on to be named Player of the Carnival.

In the day’s other matches, Orange defeated Dubbo under-13s by five wickets while Bathurst proved far too strong for Mudgee, winning by a huge 109 runs.

But the day belonged to Macquarie and coach Marty Nelson said it was a great all-round performance from his side.

“It was really good cricket for the kids this time of the year, it was three days of good quality cricket and all the kids contributed,” he said.

“Everyone on their day took wickets or scored runs so that was really good, a lot of the kids improved with their consistency over the three days.”

It yesterday’s main match, Macquarie overcame a shaky start to post 6-183 with Railz top scoring while Tom Nelson also contributed, making 48.

Jonah Ruzgas was again impressive with the ball for Lachlan, taking 2-15 from his eight overs.

Lachlan could only manage 114 in reply, with Tom Atlee taking two wickets to finish as joint leading wicket-taker for the carnival.

“Henry Railz was really consistent and with Tom Atlee they were the main performers, they made runs and took wickets and are a chance of going further with representative selection,” Nelson said.

“It was a good effort, it’s a great carnival and a great way to start the season for the kids and other towns travel here and win, lose or draw it’s great to get out there and play good quality cricket in good spirit.”

Orange recorded their first win of the Shield when they defeated the Dubbo under-13s is a tight final round match.

Set 99 for victory, it came down to the last couple of overs but Orange, led by Ben Winslade’s 32, just got over the line.

Bathurst bounced back from a loss on day two in the most emphatic way, defeating Mudgee by over 100.

Nicholas Broes, who won the Most Runs Award, capped off a fantastic carnival by making 80 in his side’s total of 165 and Mudgee struggled in reply, before being all out for just 56.

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Guest speaker gives local cancer patients renewed hope

Alison Hughes and Danica Roberts at the World Lymphoma Awareness Day seminar. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE.NON-HODGKIN lymphoma patient from Mudgee, Alison Hughes, and her daughter Danica Roberts were at Dubbo yesterday for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World Lymphoma Awareness Day seminar.
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The now Mudgee Cancer Support Group and Leukaemia Foundation advocate Ms Hughes was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 20 years ago. She said although it was terrifying she never took it as a death sentence.

Trekking across the Nullabor and fundraising for a 50-kilometre Machu Picchu hike are two of the ways Ms Hughes has aimed to take her diagnosis as an opportunity to live her life to the full.

“You have to make the most of your life because you could step out in front of a bus tomorrow,” she said.

“Make the most of the life you’ve got now and don’t waste a day.”

Ms Hughes said since her original diagnosis services have definitely improved and information has become readily available.

The Lymphoma seminar, held at the Dubbo RSLMemorial Club, was all about raising awareness of lymphoma, the sixth-most-common cancer, and Ms Hughes said sessions like the one yesterday are important.

“It’s good to get the information out there,” she said.

“When you get diagnosed you’re terrified.

“It’s better to have more information that to not have enough.”

The gap in metropolitan versus rural health care was raised by Ms Hughes who said oncology services to Mudgee had in fact decreased since 1994.

“There used to be an oncologist that came out to Mudgee, but now I have to travel to Sydney to see him,” she said.

“Getting continuity of care was also hard. I’d get a different doctor every time I went.”

Ms Hughes said following her doctor to Sydney for treatment was important as it put her mind at ease slightly.

“If you have a life-threatening illness it’s good to have the same doctor because you trust they’ll have your best interests at heart,” she said.

“They look at you as a person, not a disease.”

A number of resources are available for lymphoma patients, said Ms Hughes, and a support system is very important.

“It’s very important to have a good support system,” she said.

“You don’t need a lot of people, just people that will support you when you need them.

“There are a number of resources and support groups including the Leukaemia Foundation and the Cancer Council’s Hotline.”

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Retune headache over for DubboPOLL

Dubbo residents should no longer be experiencing problems with their television reception after the final retune work was completed yesterday.Dubbo residents should no longer be experiencing problems with their television reception after the final retune work was completed yesterday.
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The official Dubbo retune took place between 9am and 3.30pm Wednesday, but additional testing after the retune meant viewers may have experienced interruptions to ABC, SBS, Prime, WIN and Southern Cross throughout the day.

As part of a national retune program all free-to-air channels are changing frequencies to clear the broadcasting spectrum for new services such as mobile broadband.

The retune has been fraught with complaints from residents in the area with a number of people complaining the switch to digital television had left them with poor or no reception for months.

Dick Smith Dubbo Store Manager Henry Parsons said he had numerous people coming into the store from Dubbo and the surrounding areas in need of assistance in the days surrounding the retune.

Mr Parsons said it was mostly elderly people who didn’t understand how to retune their televisions, but said in some cases the change of frequencies meant residents were required to get a new antenna.

For those having difficulties, Mr Parsons suggested they read the user manual of their TV and look over the settings.

If people living in apartments are still experiencing difficulties it can be because they are using a shared antenna system.

It is recommended they contact their property manager or body corporate to address the issue.

The switch to digital channels was scheduled to avoid weekends and evenings, but with the Dubbo retune occurring during the school holidays, one Facebook commenter said she was thankful for DVDs to keep her children amused.

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Craft Show brings out the wack side in all of us

Sandy Rutherfurd, Faye McLellan, Rene Brooks and Kay Sunderland with one of their quilts.For three years the Wambangalang Wacky Women have been quilting in preparation for the upcoming Charity Quilts and Craft Show.
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More than 80 quilts will be on display at the Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre (EEC) on October 11 and 12.

Craft stalls will also be present on the day, including a painter from Newcastle, hats and jewellery from Tullamore and a Jenome machine display.

Attendees will be able to win one of 20 cushions in the cushion raffle, as well as Echidna sewing products in the main raffle and a lucky gate prize.

The $8 entry fee encompasses a Devonshire tea with scones freshly made to order and real China dinnerware.

Faye McLellan said the Wambangalang Wacky Women had been sewing out of the Wambangalang EEC for 18 years, so all proceeds from the day would go back to the centre.

The 12 members of the group get together every second full weekend of the month.

“We have lots of fun. We sew and we talk,” Ms McLellan said.

The Wambangalang EEC where the event will be held is located 32 kilometres south of Dubbo on the Obley Road.

The show will run from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 10am to 4pm on the Sunday.

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Radar Illawarra: the week’s music news

Steel City All Stars have been added to the Gingerfest charity gig.•Local actsSteel City All StarsandLost In Linehave been added to the Gingerfest charity gig in Marrickville. The fund-raising show, already with Totally Unicorn, Born Lion, 28 Days and Bagster on the bill, is set for the Factory Theatre on December 6.
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•Wollongong punk outfit Born Lion will undertake a huge Australian tour with Yellowcard and Mayday Parade next July. The four-piece will join the American pop-punk heavyweights on five dates in mid-2015, playing such huge rooms as the Hordern Pavilion and Brisbane venue The Tivoli.

•Speakeasy is a name you want to remember. It is a series of curated warehouse parties, set to pop up in Wollongong for a week later this month. Bands, DJs and Mexican food are the elements of the night, put together by the guys behind ¼ Inch DJs and the LAZE events. Keep an ear out, this will be fun.

• Parkside DJ Chris Barker has been named in the line-up for the Outside In festival in Sydney in November. Barker will play on a bill that includes Seekae, Client Liaison, the Pharcyde and Pantha Du Prince, at the Manning Bar on November 29.

•Don’t forget the Yours & Owls birthday festival on Saturday! Tickets for the Stuart Park gig are sold out, but the afterparty at Waves has Midnight Juggernauts, Donny Benet, Indian Summer and Parkside DJs playing into the night. Tickets are just $25 for the late night rager.

Dream On Dreamer play Wollongong in November.

•Melbourne hardcore titans Dream On Dreamer have announced a November tour with a Wollongong stop. The five-piece band, who recently played Soundwave festival, play the Hot Damn road trip at Hostage X in Wollongong on November 28.

•Acclaimed US indie band Portugal The Man have announced a huge, free tour of Australia in November, with a stop at Towradgi. Their tour will stop in a number of regional towns nationwide, including Towradgi Beach Hotel on November 21. I saw the band play at Laneway festival several years ago, and they were phenomenal.

•Flavour-of-the-month pop sensations Sheppard have locked in a gig at Waves on October 10, with Microwave Jenny in support. Tickets are on sale now.

Gig guideThe Dead Love, Postmentalist – Rad, FridayNick Lynar – Three Chimneys, FridayYours & Owls festival – Stuart Park, SaturdayYours & Owls afterparty – Waves, Saturday (late)Déjà vu w/ Matt Ferreira – Grand Hotel, SaturdayBlueberry Circuit – Howlin Wolf, SaturdayParkside – Hotel Illawarra, SundayEmber, Go Freek, Baytek – Grand Hotel, SundayVices, Thesis, Metcalfe – Rad, Tuesday October 7Inch w/ Rueben Ingall – Rad, Wednesday October 8Missy Higgins – Anita’s Theatre, Thursday October 9This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲美睫培训学校.