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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

Swan Helena bowler sets new record

MUNDARING Cricket Club bowler Chris Thomas took 10 wickets for five runs in the Swan and Helena District Cricket Association’s B grade on last weekend. The opening bowler, who has played for the club for 25 years said his best ...

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Casey, Noske both rising stars

AFTER two wins for trainer Daniel Morton at Ascot on Melbourne Cup Day apprentice jockey Jerry Noske of High Wycombe has finished with 86 points in the Touchstone Farm Rising Star Series. In the Yellowglen Bella Handicap (1200m) Noske guided ...

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Highway planning on track

NORTHLINK WA or the Perth Darwin National Highway as it is also known will come as close as 20-30m to some Ellenbrook homes according to Main Roads WA. A spokeswoman said all the responses to Echo News questions were based ...

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Still some surveys needed

FLORA and fauna surveys for the proposed Perth Darwin National Highway undertaken by the NorthLink WA team are mostly complete. But a Main Roads WA spokeswoman said there were still some follow up surveys to be completed. She said the ...

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Graffiti attack on temple

WEST Swan MLA Rita Saffioti says the racist and offensive slogans left on a Bennett Springs temple on Tuesday night are not welcome in the community. Ms Saffioti said the graffiti left on the Sikh Gurdwara Temple in Cheltenham St ...

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Driver busy helping others

WHEN John Ball of Gooseberry Hill retired about seven years ago he decided he still needed something to do. So Mr Ball bought a stretch limousine and about five years ago he contacted Volunteers WA and became a volunteer driver ...

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Hills, valley ventures thrive

MANDOON Estate’s 2012 Frankland River Reserve Shiraz has been named the champion red at the Australian Small Winemakers Show in Queensland. The winemaker was also named the champion small winery of the show. Senior winemaker Ryan Sudano said four Mandoon ...

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Gunners get together

AS Australia celebrates the Anzac centenary, Gunner’s Day takes on a particular meaning having been conducted every year since 1928. It is a special day for remembrance and a great opportunity for gunners to catch up with colleagues. All gunners, ...

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A coup for young artists

YEAR 11 and 12 visual arts students from Helena College have been invited to exhibit alongside community artists in an upcoming exhibition in the Perth Hills. Visual art teacher Sandra-Lee Murphy said the invitation was a coup for the young ...

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Andrews sweet on Lucky Street

TRAINER Trevor Andrews of Henley Brook said Lucky Street who won his first race at Ascot last weekend was heading for a six-week spell and would return for the Perth Stakes, Karrakatta Plate and Sire Produce Stakes next year. Andrews ...

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