Maclean High School Swimming Carnival

On Wednesday, February 8 Maclean High School held a very successful swimming carnival at Maclean Pool. A special thank you to Angie Warburton who opened the carnival with Welcome to Country. One of the many highlights of the day was the tremendous turnout for the early morning races for the 200m freestyle and the individual medley. Approximately 40 students arrived at the pool at 7.30am ready to compete as the heavens opened. After the heat of the previous days the rain was a welcome ...

Yamba to host important rugby league summit this Saturday

The grassroots rugby league summit being hosted in Yamba this Saturday has steadily attracted the sectors attention with delegates from NSW rugby league, Country Rugby League and NRRRL confirming their attendance. The summit convenor said she was really happy so far with those who have put their hand up to attend and the number of online surveys that have now been filled out. "The summit we are hosting on Saturday is run as an independent study and a basic health check of the state of ...

Brooms Head Bowls

Tuesdays results: N Beddow, J Burgess, S Matheson d B Rae, R Austin, R Woldseth; P Owen, A Munro, S Colley d P Owen, D Burgess, P Youlten. Winning voucher: S Colley, R Austin. Fridays results: R Austin, B Griffin d P Youlten, S Colley; L Ashby, G Johnson d Peter, B Comerford. Winning voucher: P Youlten, R Austin. Four games of the first round Singles Championship were played on Saturday: S Maher d P Youlten 31/28; S Matheson d G Radcliffe 31/10; J Raven d B Comerford 31/29; B Rae d M ...

Finals time for Yamba lady bowlers

After convincing victories in each of their Major Singles semi final, the match up between Cathryn Aitchison and Wendy Ballantyne in the final played on Tuesday, February 14 should prove a very worthy final. Results of this game are not available on going to print, but will be reported in next week’s edition. In her semi, Cathryn accounted for Judy Pryor after it had been very even through the first six ends at 6-5. However, then Cathryn was able to string together 8 unanswered shots in ...

Blues, Brews & BBQ’s

Temperatures soar at Blues, Brews and BBQ’s   Clarence River Jockey Club’s [CRJC] Executive Officer Michael Beattie said that despite the postponement of the scheduled running of Sunday’s Country Championships qualifier race event, the Blues, Brew’s and BBQ’s event still went ahead as planned. “Clearly the record heat in Grafton led to us to having a record low crowd for Blues, Brews and BBQ’s,” said Mr Beattie. “However I’m still comfortable with the clubs ...

Flying-fox colony modifications imminent

Clarence Valley Council (CVC) has secured funding of $34,000 under Stream 3 of the NSW Government’s Flying Fox Grant Program. The money, to be matched by CVC, will be used for further habitat modification and weed control around the footpath and houses most affected by the flying fox camp at Maclean. A report to next week’s council meeting states that the “proposed works involve further removal of Camphor Laurel from over the footpath and work on the buffer around the Nungera ...

Dutchie’s disabled sailing

The disabled community in the Clarence Valley now have the opportunity to utilise activities on the Clarence River, thanks to the generosity of a keen yachtsman. ‘Dutchie’ (as he prefers to be known) has made his 26 foot yacht available free of charge to the disabled community and for the last 12 months has assisted the disabled by giving them the opportunity to enjoy the experience of sailing on our beautiful river. “When I first came down here (to the Clarence Valley) from ...

Doris celebrates her 100th milestone

Doris Ford celebrated her 100th birthday at St Catherine’s Villa Grafton on February 3 surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs Ford’s nephew Richard Maguire said that Doris grew up at Waterview with her two older brothers and younger sister, on their parent’s farm. “Her father died when she was about five and her mother eventually got remarried, to Walter Ellem. That marriage produced three more sisters for Doris. “She attended school in South Grafton, finished at the age of ...

Map kit for the Clarence canoe and kayak trail officially launched

People in the know have been paddling the Clarence trail for years and now, with the launch of a map kit for the Clarence canoe and kayak trail, many more will be able to enjoy this world class adventure. A promotion and information tool, the map kit comprises of eight sections starting at the junction of the Nymboida and Little Nymboida rivers and finishing 195km later at Copmanhurst on the Clarence River. The kit was produced through partnership between Department of Industry (Lands) and ...

Kevin Jones OAM retires

Maclean RSL sub-branch president Kevin Jones OAM will be retiring at the end of the month, after three years service. Mr Jones who retired from his job in the police force in 1998 said that he and his wife Maureen moved to the Clarence Valley from Byron Bay, after Maureen retired in 2000. “In 2001 I was approached by Maclean Services Club board member Rod McPhee, to join the club,” said Mr Jones. “I went from director to chairman within two years.” Mr Jones remained president of ...