Monthly Archives: July 2014

Knowing how to assist

Sally Alden Last week’s Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2-day interactive workshop was well attended. The 17 participants learnt to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. Coordinated by local businesswoman Kerry-Anne Nelson, from Gypsy Moth Jewellers, who has been personally effected by the loss of family members to...

Picnic day for missing people

Sally Alden Best selling author and former local resident, Melissa-Jane Pouliot is launching ‘Picnic Day for Missing People’ in Quirindi next month. The author is thrilled to be launching the event in her hometown. “A small rural community is such a fantastic place to grow up in. I have many fond memories of my childhood and teenage years and am looking forward to visiting some of my...

John ‘Mouse’ Sinclair Handicap

Jared Beaman Quirindi Jockey Club hosted their most latest Race Day on June 30. The feature race of the event was the John ‘Mouse’ Sinclair Benchmark 55 Handicap 1600 metre. The race takes its name from the Late John Sinclair who was a notable member of the Quirindi Jockey Club for many years, serving as Secretary and being profoundly active in club activities during his time in...