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AUCTIONEERING’S INTERNATIONAL TOP PRIZE GOES TO LUCINDALE LOCAL
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 13:16

24-year-old Ronnie Dix, who is Branch Manager at Elders in Lucindale, recently took on the best auctioneering voices in the world, and returned home with the award of Rookie of the Year, at the International Livestock Auctioneering Championships in Calgary, Canada. Ronnie’s only had his hand on the gavel for three years, and said he was honoured to represent Australia at the titles, plus he was the second Australia ever to win the Rookie’s event. Ronnie was also the first ever South Australian winner of the prestigious National Young Auctioneers comp held earlier this year, since it started 26 years ago.

 
DRIVER DIES AT THE SCENE AT WANDILLO
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:29
The State’s road toll now stands at 51, following the tragic death of a 22-year-old driver whose car rolled at Wandillo, near the airport just outside of Mount Gambier yesterday morning. The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and sadly he died at the scene.
 
COUGAR’S COACH SACKED
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:29
KNTFL’s Kaniva/Leeor United Football Club is looking for a new A grade coach, after it sacked Colin Macaffer from the role. Macaffer has been in the job less than a year, and President of the club Jason Gordon is not commenting on the club’s decision. The Cougars A grade side is struggling on the ladder, however they had a win on Saturday against Kingston in Round 13. 5tcb’s KNTFL results from the weekend are to come.
 
MENTAL HEALTH IN FOCUS AT NHILL
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:29
Drawing on his personal experience with mood disorders, and his brother’s suicide, mental health advocate Nic Newling will be talking to the community at Nhill about mental health issues this week. Nic is an ambassador for R U OK? and has addressed schools, workplaces and community meetings across Australia. He’ll speak about the importance of listening, and talking about mental health as an illness, and strategies to remove stigma from the subject. Nic said he believes it’s really important to talk to children about mental health, and he’ll speak to students at Nhill College before his presentation at the Nhill Community Centre, on July 21, that starts at 7pm.
 
KANIVA PUB RENO’S HONOURING ORIGINAL LOOK
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:29
Kaniva’s Commercial Hotel is undergoing a restoration and revamp of its original features, thanks to new owners who’ve made the move from Melbourne. Zack Robinson and Stuart Hicks bought the historic pub late last year, and have been doing daily reno’s for the past six months. They want to turn it back into what it would have looked like originally, and say they want their old-style pub to be very welcoming. The hotel was built in 1927 and they’ve retained its pressed tin ceilings, large windows and stained-glass skylight, finding many original fixtures and fittings discarded out the back. Zach and Stuart say that meals will start soon, once they’ve found a chef.
 
SHELTER SHED FUNDING ON TRACK FOR KARTING ENTHUSIASTS
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:28
The Tatiara Karting Club is a step closer to sufficient funding to erect a grid shelter shed, thanks to a grant from Council to the tune of $9,600 from the Community Grants Program. That’ll cover a quarter of the total cost, with the club hopeful of securing further grant monies. Karting Club President Barry Butler said the shelter would be invaluable in the summer months, providing shade and shelter, bringing Tatiara into line with facilities at other clubs. Barry added that it’ll be a real asset when they host the National Titles in a few years time.
 
NHILL’S URBAN FIRE BRIGADE VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:28
The Urban Fire Brigade in Nhill hosted its annual awards dinner recently, applauding the efforts of its dedicated volunteers. Father and daughter members John Deckert and Jo Ussing were recognised for their efforts; John for his 60 years of service, and Jo for her hard work during the Black Saturday disaster. Other volunteers honoured on the night were Brendan Moylan for 10 years service; David Donnell for 15 years service; Sean McCartney for 25 years and Peter Riordan for 35 years of service. District 17 Operations Officer Ian Day congratulated everyone who received medals, and said the dinner and awards night was important in acknowledging the hard work of brigade volunteers and their contribution to the community, over many years.
 
5tcbFM’s KNTFL WEEKEND WRAP UP – ROUND 13
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:28
There was lots of excitement with tight games in the KNTFL on Saturday, with: • Kaniva/Leeor defeating Kingston 103 to 80 • Lucindale beat Mundulla 80 to 73 • Keith defeated Border Districts 145 to 60 • And Bordertown went down to Penola 54 to 83. • Not a good day for Padthaway however when Kyby raced away to win that match 141 to 64.
 
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