The good, the sad and the bad: March-April in Moree, 2017

Moree in 2017 was filled happiness, sadness and badness.

Over the next few weeks, Deluxe Café Moree NEWS will look back at each month of 2017 and the stories that featured on our website and Facebook pages.

Moree’s “accidental” charity event closes in on $300,000 in donations

An “accidental” charity golf day in Moree that was conceived about 15 years ago by three close mates who simply enjoyed their weekly afternoon game has now raised nearly $300,000 for local charities and families “doing it tough”.

Well-known Moree businessmen Peter Weal, Andrew Parkes and Tony Bailey – the self-proclaimed Thursday Desperates – late last week handed over a cheque for $15,000 to Fairview Nursing Home’s CEO Brett Arthur.

Sunday Afternoon along the Mehi unveiled at Fairview

A WORK of art like no other was today (March 16) unveiled at Fairview Nursing Home.

Sunday Afternoon along the Mehi is the collaboration of nine artists who gave their time and talent to create a painting that is now the centrepiece of Fairview’s Perry James Lodge Dining Room.

Sunday Afternoon along the Mehi has taken 18 long but enjoyable months to complete.

Artists Amanda Humphries, Annette Coward, Belinda Williams, Fi Claus, Ian Reardon, Janelle Boyd, Jennifer Ryan, Kylie McNamara and Margaret Adams started with a blank canvas measuring four metres by one-and-a-half metres.

An entire community gets behind Moree’s inaugural Nashos’ Reunion

MOREE Plains Shire councillor John Tramby has praised the local business community for getting behind a Tourism Moree initiative that offered visitors special discounts and rebates while in town for the inaugural Nashos’ Reunion.

Mr Tramby told a large audience at a reunion dinner at Moree Services Club on Saturday night that he was proud to be able to say that all visitors to Moree were in a “nasho-friendly town”.

Moree’s Anna Winter a contestant on The Biggest Loser: Transformed

ANNA Winter has been off the radar in recent months.

The well-known Moree resident simply disappeared without a trace, and it’s all because she was on a journey that changed her life.

It was a journey of self-discovery, renewed hope and self-esteem, and much-anticipated weight-loss as a contestant on Network Ten’s 2017 series, The Biggest Loser: Transformed.

Ms Winter was last year hand-picked from dozens of hopefuls that auditioned for the popular weight-loss reality TV show.

Dark Eyes lights up Mallawa while Invincible Gem sparkles over Pally

A FEATURE race campaign beckons for emerging middle-distance galloper Dark Eyes – part-owned by Mallawa Picnic Race Club stalwarts Peter Taunton and Geoff Hunt – after the gelding’s easy win in the 2000m Listed Canberra Cup on Sunday.

Dark Eyes, a well-tried 11-4 favourite, parked behind the leaders before jockey Tim Clark made his winning move just after straightening for home.

The gelding, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, knuckled down like a good horse to score by a half-neck from Cool Chap (15-4) with Coolcat Dancer (10-1) a length away third.

The nutty idea that made Rob and Susie Long Pally’s original hipsters

MORE than 20 years ago – during an era that was post-paleo, but pre-paleo diet – Pallamallawa couple Rob and Susie Long were quietly nutting out ways to capitalise on their newly purchased parcel of land on the fertile banks of the Gwydir River.

While not vast enough for broad-acre farming but boasting rich alluvial black soils, the intensive farming industry of pecans was calling.

Trikers’ AGM and Show ‘n’ Shine planned for Jellicoe Park on April 22

TRIKES of all shapes and sizes will converge on Moree to attend the United Trikers Australia AGM and Show ‘n’ Shine at Jellicoe Park on April 22.

The Saturday morning event – scheduled between 9.30am and 11-30am – is expected to draw more than 150 trikes from across Australia.

UTA president Paul Gosling invites everyone to come along and marvel at an array of three-wheeled customised machines that are widely regarded as works of art.

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