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Ben hits the right notes for orchestra

IN TUNE: There’s just two trumpet players in the Regional Youth Orchestra and Ornage’s Ben Hoskins-Murphy, 12 will be one of them. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA
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The Regional Youth Orchestra will have a special guest duringtheir performance of the opera Carmen.

Ben Hoskins-Murphy, is 12-year-old andthe only primary school student in the orchestra.

The Catherine McAuley Primary student will besecond trumpet.

When he arrives in Sydney on Wednesday, there will be three hours of practise and a whole day on Thursday before the performance.

Carmen is a challenging piece of music and along with firsttrumpet Ben willstart with a simple melody before moving into off-beat.

“We have to set our own time and trumpets are very loud so there’s a lot of pressure to get it right,” Ben said.

Ben won’t be alone, his sister Sophie, has been selected as first violin and leader of the orchestra.

“There’s several first violins but only one leader of the orchestra,” he said.

They’re among nine musicians representing Orange Regional Conservatorium –one of the largest groups to join the orchestra.

Orange contingentSam Betts –First flute

Isabelle Clarke-Randazzo –Cello

Lucy Clarke-Randazzo –First violin

Max Eastwood –First violin

William Harper –Second bassoon

Ben Hoskins-Murphy –Second trumpet

Sophie Hoskins-Murphy –First violin and orchestra leader

Tegan Mackay –Viola

Harry Macpherson –First trombone

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Cheers, tears, 30 years

THREE DECADES: Salvation Army Batemans Bay Captains Ross and Melanie-Anne Holland are looking forward to the Eurobodalla 30th anniversary.The Salvation Army is celebrating 30 years in the Eurobodalla with a fun, free-of-charge weekend on August 5, 6 and 7.
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On Friday nightit kicks off with an all-ages alcohol-free‘80s-themed disco complete with DJ atthe Batemans Bay Corps at Old Princes Highway and on Saturday there will beCorps outreach at Moruya Markets and a concert band playing at the rotunda at Russ Martin Park at 10am.

A free family barbecue and fun afternoon will be held at Corrigans Reserve atBatehaven at 1pm and theSydney Staff Songsters will perform a concert at the Batemans Bay Corps at 7pm.

Family Worship will be led by Sydney Staff Songsters and Colonels Julie and Mark Campbell at the Batemans Bay corps at 10am on Sunday and at12.30pm there will be corps family lunch, to which all are welcome

The Army may be celebrating 30 years in the shire, but the actual historygoes back further than that.

The Salvation Army’sCaptain Frances Eliza QuailandLieutenant Malvina Banksestablished the Army’s ministry in Moruya in 1892, but the corps closed in 1908.

Nearly 100 years later, Batemans Bay Salvation Army officersCaptains Ben and Emma Johnsonopened a Salvation Army Family Store in Moruya in 2004.

The Internet Café was opened a year later, and the court house ministry also began in 2005, with Salvation Army soldiersPhillip and Coral Reeks assisting.

This year the Moruya Mission Centre opened in Vulcan Street.

Although Batemans Bay is the largest Salvation Army ministry in the area, it only officially opened in 1986, under the leadership ofEnvoy Les Shaw.

Batemans Bay Corps’ Captain Melanie-Anne Holland praised the Eurobodalla community for its support of the Salvation Army, andsaid she and husband Captain Ross Holland had enjoyed their two-and-a-half years so far in the shire.

“It has gone quickly,” she said.

“A highlight has been working together with the other churches, which has had wonderful results.”

Go to 梧桐夜网salvos.org419论坛/batemansbay and see “what’s happening” link.

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Sharon completes marathon challenge

Sharon Sutherland during the Hobart run. Seven marathons in sevendays in sevenstates/territories –that was the daunting challenge facingSharon Sutherland.
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However, Kiama resident MrsSutherland has recovered froma week filled with early wake-up calls, blisters, flights and halfmarathons –all for charity.

Mrs Sutherland completed anendurance running challenge in June/July to raise funds and awareness for national child protection advocateBravehearts.

She tackled half marathons, completing21km a day for sevenconsecutive days.

Bravehearts is an Australian charity which seeksto educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault.

Billed as “Australia’s biggest charity run to protect kids”, the Bravehearts 777 marathonchallengeincorporatesseven marathons in sevendays in sevenstates/territories.

CHALLENGE: Sharon Sutherland earlier this year, preparing for a gruelling physical challenge to raise funds for charity. Picture: ADAM MCLEAN

The challenge schedule began onJune 27 inPerth, eventually culminating at Australia’slargest marathonon the Gold CoastonJuly 3.

“As long as you raise the money, you can do half marathons, you can walk, do 10km, whatever you can on the day,” Mrs Sutherland said.

“There were 20 people running and as a team we raised over $315,000 for Bravehearts.

“This is Bravehearts’ biggest fundraiser.

“It does not receive a lot of government funding.This will help so many children who suffer child sexual abuse and survivors of this horrific act.

“Among other things we have raised enough for 13,000 counseling sessions for abused kids.”

Mrs Sutherland implementeda strict training regiment for the months leading up to the challenge.

This included three-time Uncle Toby’s Ironman series winnerGuy Andrewsprovidingencouragement and assistance with fitness, trainingand motivation.

Mrs Sutherland said each day of the challenge consisted of the same routine:up at 5am,5.30am breakfast and hotel checkout,6.15am leave hotel,7am start running,1pm back to hotel for showers,2.15pm off to airport,8pm land in next city and10pm bed.

“It was a tough, grueling week,” she said.

“What kept us all going was thinking of the kids who needed help and the funds and awareness we were raising.

“The blisters and sore feet were nothing compared to what some kids are going through.

“At each city we had people join us and tell us their stories.”

Mrs Sutherlandstarted running little more than twoyears ago at the age of 43.

Shecompleted fivehalf marathons, twoCity to Surf races, twoRun Wollongong races and twoother fun runs prior to taking on the Bravehearts challenge.

Mrs Sutherlandownsbusinesses in Unanderraand Campbelltown, andtrains with an outdoor training group in Kiama eachmorning.

After finishing the challenge. Picture: Supplied

Mrs Sutherland became aware ofBravehearts while reading a running magazine, andsaid her goal was“to do something different” for an important cause.

“When I started looking at the charity and the numbers, it’s like one in five kids are sexually abused in Australia,” she said.

“I’m considering doing the challenge again next year.

“It’s such a worthwhile cause, and it’s just the stories you hear along the way.”

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Don’t just donate, Let It Go

Ta-dah: Timothy Hodgen, Hannah Smith, Shannon Day, Nikki Madula, Genesis Holt, Abbey Groocock and, in front, Ava-Rose Askew, Liam Tomlin and Miki Clarke rehearse.
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Elsa, Shrek, Ariel, Rapunzel, even Timon and Pumbaa –all of your family’sfavourite animated characters will be brought to life through song in Murray Bridge this weekend.

“The Sound of Musicals”will feature songs from a range of musical films, sung by singers aged between 14 and 20 from Murray Bridge, Mannum, Clayton and Adelaide, each of whom has made it through an audition process.

There will be costumes, atmosphere, warm-up music by Ellen Saunders and emceeing by Hairspray character Corny Collins –not to mention cupcakes, tea and coffee provided by Soroptimist Bronwyn Heard.

The event was the brainchild of Ava-Rose Askew andHannah Smith, and will raise funds for Silent Ripples, a local support group for people bereaved by suicide.

On Tuesday, Hannah said she was excited at how well rehearsals were going.

“Everyone has their own special different talents, and everyone gets together,” she said.

“It’s going to be an amazing show.”

She thanked Rural City of Murray Bridge youth officer Paul Ankerson and the council’s youth action committeefor their support.

Performances: 12pm and 7pm Saturday at The Station, Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge.Tickets: 100 available to each show for a$10 donation at the door; arrive early to avoid disappointment.More information on Silent Ripples: 梧桐夜网silentripples.netor 0417 741 888.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

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Quad safety rebate rolled out

AS RECENTLYoutlined in the NSW Budget, $2 million has been set aside for the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program. Theis made up of a series of regional training events and about$1.5 million for quad bike safety rebates.
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The rebate program offers up to $500 for small farming businesses in NSW for purchasing one or a combination of the eligible four safety solutions. These include:

Up to $310 toward the cost of quad bike training at existing registered training organisationsin NSW.Up to $250 towards the purchase of either the Quadbaroperator protective device (OPD) or Lifeguard OPD.Up to $500 to purchase a side-by-side vehicle.Up to $45 to purchase a helmet compliant with NZS 8600:2002, AS/NZS 1698:2006 and/or UNECE22.05.In addition, each worker of qualifying businesses can access the rebate program for training and purchasing of one suitable helmet.There are up to 6530 distinct rebates available, with a maximum rebated amount applicable for each safety solution.

Farmers must attend an eligible educative interaction with SafeWork NSW before purchasing the safety solutions to qualify for the rebates, similar to the small business rebate program. Eligible educative interactions are specific events operated or supported by SafeWork NSW including Farm Safety Days, Agricultural Field Days and Safety Advisory Visits conducted by SafeWork NSW officers.

NSW Farmers has been successful in securing the role as the rebate program’s administrator, which meanswe will be performing the processing of incoming applications.Details of the regional training events will be announced by SafeWork NSW once they are finalised.

Visit 梧桐夜网nswfarmers.org419论坛/nsw-quad-bike-safety-improvement-programBy RICHARD CHAMEN, NSW Farmers Industrial Relations chairmanThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading

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