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Battle sees Jericho captured

Today, 100 years ago, Incas, the last parrakeet native to the United States, died in Cincinatti Zoo.. Carolina parakeets resembled an Australian Eastern Rosella in colour and size and flocked like budgerigars.. Although man had a role in their

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
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Grants to help community

Benalla Rural City Council has announced funding for its annual Community Support Program.. The program provides funding for incorporated, community-based not for profit groups and organisations to assist in hosting events, activities and

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
Sport

El Rada eyes metro win

El Rada will seek a Melbourne win after winning at Ballarat on Sunday.. The Deniliquin mare ($2.05 fav) won the Benchmark 70 Handicap (1100m) by three quarters of a length from Bob Of The Head with He’s The Sheriff third.. Jordan Childs

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Jim Zealley
Feb 24 2018
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Mental health workshop

A mental health workshop run by Rural Minds will visit Benalla on March 7 as part of its Victorian tour.. Rural Minds roaming ambassador Luke Smith is taking his bus — and his family of nine — on the road to talk to rural Victorians

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
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Alternate take on Ned...

A new Ned Kelly exhibition, which presents a different side to the ‘‘usual’’ Kelly story, is on display at the Benalla Art Gallery.. The True Ned exhibition, by Ray Hearn, will have its official opening on Sunday, February

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
Sport

Drought broken

Deniliquin High School’s annual twilight swimming carnival was held at Deniliquin Swim Centre last Thursday.. For the first time in 15 years it was Edward house which claimed the victory, scoring 583 points. Nyrangi was second on 579, Kyalite

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Jamie Lowe
Feb 24 2018
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Enjoy visually...

Screening first this weekend is a unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom.. Mountain (G), is narrated by Willem Dafoe who asks the question — Why do

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
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Adoption animals

Adoption dogs. Staffy x terrier, female, 3 years, ‘Angel’. Adoption cats and kittens. Short hair, Tabby, Female, 1 year, ‘Sadie’. Short hair, tabby, female, 1.5 years ‘Tabatha’. Short hair, Tabby, Female, 18

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
Sport

Wojcik claims pre-nationals high gun

John Wojcik shot a score of 241/250 to be the winner of the overall high gun at Deniliquin Clay Target Club’s pre-nationals shoot on Sunday.. Event results from the day were as follows:. Event one 50 Target Pointscore Trophy event: AA grade

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Contributor
Feb 24 2018
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Creating age-friendly city

A partnership between Cooinda, the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership and Benalla Rural City aims to make the town more ‘‘aged friendly’’.. The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant to find how this

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
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Residents rapt with...

Benalla’s Cooinda Aged Care is a great place to live, according to residents who took part in a recent survey.. The survey returned overwhelmingly positive ratings from occupants of Cooinda’s 65 independent living units, with 70 per cent

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
Sport

RSL bowlers travel for...

Twelve bowlers from Deni RSL Bowling Club ventured to Finley Bowling Club for the 30th annual Ellis Thornton Memorial Bowls Day on Wednesday.. The afternoon is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Finley Rotary Club and included 104 players from

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 24 2018
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Residents unhappy

A council proposal to close Bowers Rd between Winton-Glenrowan Rd and the Hume Fwy is being opposed by concerned residents who feel their connection to Benalla will be severed.. The proposal to close the short stretch of road was tabled following

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 24 2018
Sport

Cooma batsmen have tons of fun

COOMA’S batsmen, led by century makers Michael Hill and Steve Barrett, have all but assured their side of a finals appearance in a productive first day of Goulburn Murray Cricket’s final home and away round on Saturday.. Hill with a neat

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Kyabram Free ...
Feb 23 2018
Sport

New squash comp.

A new inter-town squash competition will make its way to Deniliquin squash courts this weekend, with the local side hosting Cohuna for round one on Sunday.. More than 20 squash clubs within Victoria and NSW have combined to compete for the inaugural

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Jamie Lowe
Feb 23 2018
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Fateful day marked

Friday, February 16, marked the 35th anniversary of Ash Wednesday and Doug Bain, who was deployed to fight the fires that day, exhibited his classic CFA trucks in remembrance.. The vehicles were on display at Mokoan hub last weekend and Doug, who is

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
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Jesse finds art in war...

IT ONLY took Jesse Stevens 30 minutes to decide what to paint and now he’s heading to Singapore because of it.. Over one recess, Jesse and P-12 teacher Rowena Morris came up with an idea for a painting to be submitted to the Premier’s

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Lachlan Durling
Feb 23 2018
Sport

Club’s busy autumn

With autumn just around the corner there is a busy golfing schedule coming up.. It starts with one of the year’s biggest events, the Autumn Classic, to be played on the weekend of March 10 and 11.. This fourball best ball stableford, with 18

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 23 2018
Sport

Cheerers green with...

Cobram Outdoor Swimming Pool was awash with colour, music and whacky costumes as Cobram Secondary College held its annual school swimming sports on Thursday.. Shadforth (green house), Rose (red), Jordan (yellow) and Goodman (blue) were heavily

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Courier Cobram
Feb 23 2018
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