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Newsroom PM update 24/8/12

IT'S not every day an Oscar comes to Grafton.

That's right, Oscar, the gold statue everyone in the movie industry covets, showed up in Grafton earlier today.

This particular statuette is the property of movie special effects genius John Cox, whose exhibition of motion picture monsters is on show at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Tim Howard talked to the Mr Cox about his movie work and what he's been up to recently.

Closer to home Tim interviewed Grafton McDonalds franchise owner Dave Munro about next week's McDonalds Ride for Sick Kids. Of particular interest is the fund raising dinner on Monday night, which will double as the opening night of new Grafton eatery Toast Espresso in Prince Street. The field of 26 leaves Grafton on Tuesday morning.

It's also D Day for the Clarence Valley's Biggest Losers, with the official weigh-in scheduled for tomorrow. There will be two weigh-in locations: the Grafton Community Centre and Bodyrock Fitness at Townsend. Get along between 11am and 1pm at both places.

Win Jefferies 100th birthday celebrations went off a treat at Doughtery Villa. Lachlan Thompson had a chat with this inspiring woman who was born only months after the sinking of the Titanic.

Bargain hunters were out in force to as shoppers took advantage of the mad prices on offer for Crazy Day. Terry Deeholts took a look at the action.

New DEX sport reporter Matthew McInerney has had a massive day chasing previews for this weekend's big matches.

The Redmen Rugby team will be travelling to take on Southern Cross University this weekend. Team members have admitted only a miracle could see them progress through to the finals but they will nonetheless be throwing their best efforts at this weekend's game.

Speaking of the Redmen - player Connor Vest has agreed to a two year deal with the North Sydney Rugby Union club which may prove to be a huge step in the local lad's rugby career.

All eyes will likely be on Frank McGuren Park on Sunday for a massive day of rugby league. Each of the Grafton Ghosts sides will be vying for a grand final berth so expect to see some hard-fought, passionate footy on the field.

Check out Monday's Daily Examiner for a full wrap-up of this weekend's big matches.

 



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Yamba had the most expensive units and houses over the year to October.

Yamba houses sell for median of $500,000 each

Top Pub raise a glass to Lower Clarence's revival

CHEERS TO THAT: Lower Clarence Magpies' captain-coach Dan Randall with new club sponsors, managers of the Maclean Hotel Zoe Jamieson and Mark Kirkland.

"If we can contribute to getting them on the field ... that's great”

Pauline Hanson calls Trump protesters "clowns"

 Thousands rally in support of equal rights, in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Hundreds of rallies are due to take place in over 30 countries around the world following the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.

“Don’t these clowns have anything else better to do?"

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Festival director joins stars at Sundance

ACTION: Wendy Gibbs, director of the Bent Bridge Film Festival, before heading off to the Sundance Film Festival in the US.

Rubbing shoulders with celebrities at film festival

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Lower Clarence Relay for Life Swim

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

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WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

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Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

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AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

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How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

JADA goes to the nation

RELIABLE: Shannon Piddock and Troy Sievers from S&D Welch Transport pick up the 2016 JADA artworks to take back to the depot for loading onto its specialist transport.

Clarence promotes its art by the truckload

Festival director joins stars at Sundance

ACTION: Wendy Gibbs, director of the Bent Bridge Film Festival, before heading off to the Sundance Film Festival in the US.

Rubbing shoulders with celebrities at film festival

Positive signs for Clarence Valley property market

Yamba had the most expensive units and houses over the year to October.

Yamba houses sell for median of $500,000 each

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Rates safe from land value hike

DRIVING GROWTH: The Pacific Highway upgrade has been linked to improved land values.

Figures up in latest valuer-general report

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Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

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