Monthly Archives: August 2014

Enjoy a piece

Sally Alden The Quirindi Spring Show is a celebration of our region. From the walls of school art, to those competing in the cattle and horse sections. This year the committee is taking the show back to its roots with a wood chopping competition, Ute show, Showgirl Competition and an animal nursery. A highlight for spectators will also be the ‘Piece of the Plains’ markets, on Saturday...

Daffodil Day sparks generous giving

Tim Hearne and Jared Beaman With over one hundred thousand Australians diagnosed with cancer every year and more than 115 cancer related deaths each day, Cancer Council is actively seeking out a way to put a stop to the oppressive disease. To do this, the organisation needs funding to assist continued research and to provide quality patient support. One method Cancer Council has adopted to sustain their...

Commemoration of servicemen in Vietnam

Jared Beaman and Tim Hearne 40 years after the Vietnam War has ended, veterans are still remembering the sacrifice of their fellow soldiers. Monday August 18 marked the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, one of the major battles fought in the Vietnam War by Australian military personal. More importantly, it served as a day of remembrance for the individuals who gave their lives during Australia’s...