FIVE YEARS AGO
LISA AIMING TO PUT WORLD IN SPIN
Local dancer Lisa-Maree DeMarco is hoping to spin her way to success to become the next Miss Pole Dancing Australia. After a successful audition, the 27-year-old has secured a six-month contract with Miss Amber Ray to be part of the Haus of Pole Show Team 2014.
VOW TO FIGHT MINING LICENCE
Griffith producers are preparing to battle the big guns after a Queensland energy company lodged an application for a petroleum exploration licence for the region.
HOLE-IN-ONE TOPS CAREER
Martin Sweeney had been toiling for 40 years without achieving golf’s most valued prize – until his tee shot on Griffith Golf Club’s 11th hole found the bottom of the cup.
TEN YEARS AGO
WATER TO FLOW FOR SPRINGS
Rankins Springs residents could soon have drinking water flowing into their homes for the first time in the town’s 140-year history.
BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGNER NOT HAPPY
The Our Future is Local chairman has lashed out at the growing trend of itinerant traders setting up for short periods in Griffith, claiming they are hurting established businesses and pillaging the local economy.
STREAT SETS THE PACE
A Jonathan Streat half century set up Exies for a massive 119-run humbling of Leagues Club at Exies No. 1. Streat smashed seven boundaries in his knock, with his 65 runs coming from only 50 deliveries in less than an hour at the crease.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
NIGHT PICKING TOUTED
The prospects for night grape harvesting are looking up following a meeting between Local Member Adrian Piccoli and the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport. Although no night harvesting would take place this season night, movement via a permit system may be in place for the 2005 vintage.
HIGHEST HONOUR BESTOWED
Yenda resident,Bruce Millard has been presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship by Yenda Rotary president Lou Cremasco, who said he is a deserving recipient of the award.
LEETON TOO STRONG
A mammoth six-wicket haul by Griffith’s Warren Bock was not enough to give the side victory in Sunday’s O’Farrell Cup clash with Leeton, with Griffith’s batting letting the side down.