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  1. Lewers Gallery’s new director

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    Gallery’s new director
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    Lee-Anne Hall will be the new director of the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest from September.

    Dr Hall has a career in arts management, curatorial practice and the tertiary education.

    Her practical arts industry knowledge led to appointments with the universities of Western Sydney and Technology, Sydney, where she taught visual art, leisure studies and arts management.

    She said she looked forward to working in Penrith and believes art gives voice, creates dialogue and exposes the public to fresh ideas and that the gallery director acts as mediator between artists and the audience.

    Buy a Legacy badge

    Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres is encouraging residents to buy a badge during Legacy Week, September 2-8.

    “Legacy cares for widows, children and disabled dependants throughout Australia, with $180,000 helping Penrith families,” Mr Ayres said.

    Old appliances sought

    RADIO Rentals Penrith wants the oldest electrical appliances anyone can find.

    The company is celebrating 75 years of trading in Australia with its special invitation.

    “Radio Rentals has seen the introduction of the radiogram, black and white TV, colour TV, VCR players, DVDs and all the way to the digital revolution,” a spokeswoman for the company said.

    General manager James Marshall said the oldest working Australian television they had seen so far was 32-years-old.

    “But we’re sure there are older working appliances out there,” Mr Marshall said.

    “Come on, Penrith, do your old appliances a favour: call it in and you could win a brand new one to brighten your day.”

    To enter, supply photographs and evidence of the age, such as receipts.

    Send entries to: Penrith’s Oldest Appliances, Building 3, 658 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121.

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  2. Kick start your career

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    THE 2012 Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo will be held at Panthers Exhibition Marquee on Tuesday, September 4, 4pm-5.30pm (ticketed session) and 5.30-9pm (free public entry).
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    It is a chance to apply for apprenticeships and traineeships from exhibitors who represent industry, businesses and training organisations.

    Apprenticepower is the principal partner of the Expo for the third year.

    The Expo kicks off the recruitment process with businesses taking the chance to collect resumes and promote their organisations for recruitment drives.

    There will also be advisers from the Nepean Careers Forum available to discuss career options.

    “This is a fantastic opportunity for mums, dads, teachers and school-leavers to meet industry experts and learn about apprenticeships and traineeships,” said Apprenticepower’s operations manager, Roy Walsh.

    Bring copies of your resume and get going for a rewarding career.

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  3. Business analyst is a novelist, too

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    TRUDIE Collins, 40, of Glenmore Park, leads a double life. By day, she works as a business analyst with the Commonwealth Bank. In her own time, she has written four adult fantasy books and is about to complete her fifth.
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    Her five novels — The Guide, The Maze, The Bard, The Pendant and The Assassin — comprise the Tor’s Quest series.

    “It’s set in an alternative world where there’s magic, with elves, witches and wizards,” she said. “The king dies and whichever son completes the quest gets the crown.”

    She said the quest contains the usual twists, surprises and violence to be expected in such stories. “I enjoy writing; I never thought about making money from it. It’s more of a hobby.”

    She always wanted to be a writer, even as a schoolgirl in England where she wrote short stories in class.

    Eleven years ago she and her husband, Peter, migrated to Australia and settled in Claremont Meadows before moving to Sydney and then back west to Glenmore Park.

    They have one child, Tony.

    “I got bored travelling to work each day on the train to the city. Peter said I’d always told him I wanted to be a writer so I should spend the time writing,” she said.

    At first she found it difficult getting her work published so she decided to self-publish through Amazon.

    “I enjoy my work as a business analyst and the bank is a good place to work. But if I could make writing my full-time job I’d say Yes!” she said.

    After completing The Assassin she has plans for several more books, including a prequel to Tor’s Quest.

    She’ll keep living a double life, pursuing her own quest.

    Details: torsquest南京夜网.

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  4. South Ward: your voice

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    THE suburbs: Emu Plains (part), Glenmore Park, Jamisontown, Kemps Creek (part), Kingswood (majority), Leonay, Luddenham, Mulgoa, Orchard Hills (part), Penrith (part), Regentville, South Penrith, Wallacia.
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    The population: 50,561.

    Independents: Jim Aitken, George Rabie, Marjorie Baker, Corrina Buckley, Keith Milne, Bernard Bratusa, Darren Drysdale, Anne Newton, Desley Grdusiak, Andrew Walker, Sue Day, Faithe Skinner, Shannon Carroll, Tracy Mellish, Jo-Anne Topp, Rossco Hutchison, Jo Dickens, Stefan Dorakay, Peter Rech, John Capes.

    Labor: Karen McKeown, Todd Carney, Nigel Highley, Steven McLean, Lorraine Fordham.

    Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group): Andrew Green, Trisha Ellis, Mark Finlay, Joanna Schrumpf, Arran Green.

    Other: Nikkole Dixon, Claudine Whiley, Darrel Higgins, David Shipway, William Rapa, Mark Davies, Ben Goldfinch, Kelly-Anne Cummings, David Pettitt, Paul Spicer.

    The Greens: Patrick Darley-Jones, Wade Smith, Rebecca Reidy, Robert Byrne, Kyle Butler.

    More: penrithstar南京夜网.au

    Responsibility for political comment in this issue rests with the editor.

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  5. Kevin Kingston: 78-nil win a record

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    THERE’S a great feeling among the boys this week, as we prepare for the final game.
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    Winning our final home game for 2012 was special.

    There have been a lot of comments about our form over the last couple of games, and I would probably put that down to a difference in defence.

    I knew we always had that attack in us, and it came together against the Titans.

    Stopping people from scoring, turning people away is a big part of why we’re going so well, and that was a key to victory for us.

    I’d also like to congratulate our NYC side on their huge win; it was record-breaking.

    Seventy-eight nil is the biggest margin in NYC history, and we’re really proud of the boys.

    Zac Mackay also smashed the record for the most individual points in an NYC game: four tries and 11 goals is amazing.

    We fly to Brisbane on Thursday, to take on the Broncos.

    While the match will be a challenge, and the home side has a lot to play for, so do we.

    We’ve been training hard. I hope to see some Panthers colours in the crowd at Suncorp.

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  6. Burns says farewells

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    TRAVIS Burns has copped it on the chin. Now it’s time for a fresh start.
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    The feisty playmaker oversaw his final home game at Centrebet Stadium last Saturday afternoon before joining Super League club Hull KR in England next year.

    While a send-off followed by a 12-match ban wasn’t the ideal way to end his Panthers journey, Burns’s last moments in a Penrith jumper, late in that unfortunate round 20 clash, constituted him defending his try-line and being every bit the tireless, whole-hearted, gutsy, five-eighth that has made him an invaluable member of the Panthers for the past three years.

    “I’ve had a great time here and I’ve made a lot of friends and it’s hard to leave the NRL the way I’m leaving it, but they’re the cards I’ve been dealt,” Burns said.

    “I’ve got to start a new chapter of my life and that’s over in England so I’m pretty excited.

    “I’ve always wanted to play in the Super League and finish my career over there, and Hull have been good enough to give me the opportunity to do that.”

    Reflecting on his time with the Panthers, Burns said former head coaches Matthew Elliott and Steve Georgallis had played a big role in helping him unleash his best footy and added that the club’s high-flying 2010 season was one of his fondest memories.

    “No-one predicated us to make the eight and we ended up second so it was a big achievement by us all,” Burns said.

    “And the mates I’ve made around here, too — when you play with each other on the field you become my brothers and that’s how I feel the boys are now.”

    During his 56 games for the Panthers, Burns scored 13 tries, 25 goals and one field goal for a total of 103 points.

    The 28-year-old praised Panthers supporters and his parting message was one of gratitude.

    “I just want to thank them for all their support,” he said.

    “They’re very loyal fans, they’re very vocal fans — they’re probably some of the best fans that I’ve dealt with.”

    He added that the club’s future looked “really strong”.

    “As long as [Panthers general manager rugby league] Phil Moss is around, this club is going to down the right track because he’s so professional and he’s just a good bloke,” he said.

    “I think they’ve bought really well for next year.

    “My fingers are crossed and I’ll be keeping an eye on them when I’m over in England and hoping the boys go well and make the eight.”

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  7. Docker’s boat comes in

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    ADAM Docker thought he had conquered all the necessary hurdles.
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    He’d moved away from his family and friends in Shellharbour to pursue a footy career.

    He’d recovered from a broken jaw suffered just two rounds into the season.

    Even when Ivan Cleary first called him to deliver the life-changing news, his phone had no reception.

    So once the words had slipped out of the head coach’s mouth, surely it was official.

    He’d be making his long-awaited first grade debut against the Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland in just three days’ time.

    “I went home that night and went through my passport and it was out of date by two months,” Docker said.

    “I had to get a usable passport in less than a day and I didn’t sleep that night just knowing the fact it was almost impossible.”

    With the frantic help of club officials, Docker was able to renew his passport and join the team in their late 18-16 victory.

    “I felt great, it was a good experience and I was glad I got the opportunity to have a go.”

    “Having a win on debut was just a bonus and the best feeling ever.”

    With family and mates watching on, Docker admitted he was extremely nervous before kick-off but he said the feedback had been positive and his family couldn’t be prouder.

    The 21-year-old lock and second-rower, who works as a plumber away from football, again featured in the Panthers line-up last weekend and has been named in the No.17 jumper for tomorrow night’s last clash of the season, against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

    He moved to the Windsor Wolves earlier this year and said it would be phenomenal to appear regularly in the Panthers’ side in 2013.

    “It’d mean so, so much,” he said.

    “It’d just be my dream come true . . . my job occupation to be a sportsman.

    “Making Origin, with NSW obviously, that would be the next dream.”

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  8. Trio strongly missed after boots packed

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    CLUB stalwart Luke Lewis, scintillating fullback Michael Gordon and tenacious five-eighth Travis Burns will exit the club at the end of the season, but their legacy is unlikely to vanish as fast as their physical presences.
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    Ahead of the Panthers’ final game of the year, their teammates told the Star what they would miss most about the beloved trio.

    Fullback-turned-five-eighth Lachlan Coote said he’d miss Lewis’ guidance — and his wife’s brilliant hospitality.

    “Lewy looks after me and especially I love going around to his house,” he said.

    “I’m probably going to miss Sonia the most because she cooks me a lot of dinners.”

    Coote is also about to lose his surf-loving buddy on the putting green as well as the bloke who never fails to lift his spirits.

    “I’m going to miss playing golf with Flash, he’s a pretty quiet bloke but he’s a good dude and he was my first roomie on my first trip away,” he said.

    Another local junior who will miss having his inspiration Lewis in the squad is recent NSW State of Origin debutant Tim Grant.

    “He’s been here since I came into first grade so it’ll be a bit weird, to be honest,” he said.

    “I’ll just miss everything. He’s been a good mate and he’s an unbelievable player but he’s only a phone call away.”

    Second-rower Clint Newton, who only joined the Panthers at the start of the season, said he always trained better when working alongside Lewis.

    “I’ll miss his competitiveness,” he said.

    “Having a fellow back-rower who competes at training is always good and the moment you lose that, you stop challenging yourself.

    “That can really hurt your form.

    “Travis is a real competitor, like Lewis, and a tough nut but myself and Sam McKendry sit next to him in the change rooms and I’m not going to miss his underpants and dirty training gear strewn across the dressing room.

    “Michael is obviously a class player. When I arrived here, I spoke to a number of players — Billy Slater and Kurt Gidley — about whom they thought was a good player.

    “They all said Michael was highly underrated and extremely talented.”

    Speedster Michael Jennings said Lewis had magic tricks but he’d most miss the mate behind the mind-boggling routines.

    “I work good alongside Lewy and he’s a massive loss for us,” he said. “He’s got personal reasons why he wants to leave and all the boys are behind him.”

    Debut Panther Matt Robinson will miss Gordon’s wise words and Burns’ cheek.

    “He’s the lovable pest of the team,” he said. As for hooker Kevin Kingston, the club captain said he’d miss Lewis’ aura: “He’s a living legend of this club.”

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  9. Diary

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    ¦Community knitting group: Penrith Library, 9.30am-noon, first Monday of each month. Learn to knit and crochet and help Wrap With Love and other charities. Come for a knit and chat. Morning tea provided, bring your own mug.
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    Details: Library, 4732 7891, or Jillian, 9623 5037.

    ¦HPSOP: Health Promotion Service for Older People is looking for volunteers 50 years and older to talk about health issues to groups of older people.

    Details: Habib or Barbara, 9281 3588, 1800 451 488 or email [email protected]南京夜网.au.

    ¦Springwood Acoustic Club: Self-expression through singing, poetry or just telling a yarn, fourth Friday of each month, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, Macquarie Street, Springwood, 8pm. Cost: $7 or $5 concession.

    Details: Mark, 4721 4230 or [email protected]南京夜网.au.

    ¦ Family Life Choice and Change: For parents whose children are not in their care. Cost is based on income. Uniting Church, meeting room, 70 Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland East.

    Details: 4739 5963.

    ¦Play and Chat Playgroup: Craft, games, stories, music and parent information. For children up to school age. Thursday mornings during school term, 9.15am-11.15am, Blaxland Public School, Baden Place, Blaxland.

    Details: 4739 5963.

    ¦CAWS: A not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to introduce people with intellectual disability to unpaid community members. Individuals are sought to take an ongoing personal interest in and/or speak up for a person with an intellectual disability. Training and ongoing support are provided by experienced professional staff.

    Details: Kaye, 9893 8210 or [email protected]南京夜网.au.

    ¦ Al-Anon Meeting: Al-Anon groups provide support and understanding for families affected by alcoholism. Community Connection, 114-116, Henry Street, first floor, Mondays, noon.

    Details: 4736 4504.

    ¦Solo A Circle Of Friends: For 55s and over who enjoy social interaction through monthly meetings and outings.

    Details: Send self-addressed envelope to Secretary, PO Box 7557, South Penrith 2750.

    ¦Tai Chi: Sunday, 9.30am, Tench Reserve, Penrith.

    Details: Guan, 0407 522 886 or [email protected]南京夜网.

    ¦Seniors’ Train Travellers: Group for 55s and over. Enjoy social interaction, guest speakers and outings.

    Details: Send stamped self-addressed envelope to Group Leader, PO Box 7521 South Penrith, NSW 2750. Include name, address and telephone number.

    ¦Penrith and District Philatelic Society: Meets first Thursday of month, 8pm, CWA Rooms, Tindale Street, Penrith.

    Details: [email protected]南京夜网.

    ¦Solace Grief Support: Meets second and fourth Tuesday of month, 2pm, Community Connections building, 114 Henry Street, Penrith. Solace is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation offering support for those grieving over the death of their partner.

    Details: Leola, 9833 1449.

    ¦Foster Carers: Wesley Dalmar is looking to recruit foster carers.

    Details: Sarah Chapple or Katherine Leonard, 4723 9288.

    ¦GROW: Are you living with depression, anxiety, loneliness or low self-esteem? Try GROW’S 12-Step Program. Tuesdays, 7pm, and Thursdays, 10am, at Community Health Centre, Soper Place, Penrith.

    Details: 9633 1800 or 1800 558 268.

    ¦St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team: Patchwork Mondays, 1pm-3.30pm $10 a class, heartmoves exercises for over 40s, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-noon, $4 a class, Fab 40s women’s social group every second Tuesday, $2 a week.

    Details: 9834 2708.

    ¦Learning Lounge: Homework help centre for ages 8-18. Volunteer tutors available at St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade, St Clair, each Tuesday for ages 12-18 and Fridays for ages 8-12 in school terms, 3.15pm-5.15pm, free. The Learning Lounge offers internet access, a Maths Power program and computers.

    ¦ Penrith City Garden Club: Third Monday of each month, 7.30pm, Jamison Room, Nepean Shores, Tench Avenue.

    Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

    ¦Saturday Nights: Karaoke Wannabes, Kemps Creek Sporting 7 Bowling Club, 8.30pm-12.30am (weekly giveaways).

    ¦Museum of Printing: Visit the print shop from years gone by. In the grounds of Penrith Paceway, corner Mulgoa Road and Ransley Street. Open every Saturday, 10am-2pm. $3 entry. Group tours can be arranged.

    Details: Neville James, 4739 2640 or [email protected] 南京夜网.au.

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  10. PRESS RELEASE: John Thain

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    April 30, 2018 by admin

    Ross Fowler stated in a recent press release that their has been no Liberal Mayor since 1974 on Penrith Council.
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    This indicates a long and deep seated dysfunction within the local Liberal Party and their inability to agree on a Mayoral candidate.

    In 2012 it is no different they can not even decide on candidates, not one Liberal will be running with a party endorsement. If their own party won’t support them why should the voters of Penrith, Councilor John Thain said.

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