5 TO 1: Mental health, league derby, Anzac Day on horizon

CHECK in at 5 TO 1 every Monday for your 5-minute fix of the major headlines affecting the Clarence Valley.

It is perfect for those who want a quick snapshot of what's happening in the week ahead as you grab a bite to eat for lunch.

Firstly, let's look at The Daily Examiner's top stories you may have missed from last week:

A car ran off the road in a single vehicle accident 20km north of Grafton on the Summerland Way at Dilkoon on Wednesday morning, 13th of April, 2016.Photo Clair Morton / Daily Examiner
A car ran off the road in a single vehicle accident 20km north of Grafton on the Summerland Way at Dilkoon on Wednesday morning, 13th of April, 2016.Photo Clair Morton / Daily Examiner Clair Morton

... AND here is this week's 5 TO 1:

  5. 2016 Plunge Festival

IT'S the final week of the 2016 Plunge Festival, which has once again been a huge success, bringing a wide variety of fabulous events celebrating the rich culture of the Clarence Valley.

Events during the final week include musical play Jukebox at Maclean Civic Hall this Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm, Textile Printing With The Sun workshop at Kingstudio Gallery Maclean on Saturday and Sunday while performing artist Dennis Clare will run workshops at Grafton and Maclean libraries this Thursday and Friday.

The month-long festival officially wraps up on April 26, although Feast In The Field will feature the finest local ingredients at Solum Farm, Mororo next Saturday, April 30.

The entertainment continues into May with the Bentbridge Film Festival at Pelican Playhouse on May 1 and the PBR Live Series event brought to you by Rural Weekly and The Daily Examiner on May 7.  

  4. Mental health

MENTAL health issues have been at the forefront of our minds in the Clarence Valley recently, and one of the major stories in tomorrow's DEX looks at the efforts of Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health associate Robyn Considine to do whatever it takes to create a healthier future for our youth.

She 's about to start community consultations with individuals, service providers and the general public in the Clarence to get a better understanding of issues specific to our region and create a cohesive and localised mental health strategy.

3. Mike Scala plays at Pacific Hotel

YAMBA will be treated to a performance from 27-year-old New York singer songwriter Mike Scala when he plays the Pacific Hotel on Friday night.

A humanitarian at heart, the musician established the Mike Scala Foundation for Youth (MSFY) in 2009 in order to expand educational opportunities and provide mentoring programs for at-risk youth within low-income areas and developing countries.  

  2. Ghosts v Rebels local derby

THE first local derby between 2014 premiers Grafton Ghosts and 2015 premiers South Grafton Rebels in Group 2 Rugby League takes place this Sunday at McKittrick Park.  

  The solid start from both clubs - who currently 2nd and 3rd respectively on the table after three rounds, sets up a mouth-watering match up.

The action kicks off at midday with the Under-18s the first of three matches during the day.    

    1. Anzac Day

APRIL 25th is this Monday, when Australians will stop to remember those who have fallen while serving their country.

Dawn and morning services will be held at war memorials throughout the Clarence Valley on Monday, while the community of Ramornie will uphold its tradition to hold its service on the 24th - the Sunday prior to Anzac Day.  

George Vlastaras leads the Grafton District Services Club Pipe Band into the Grafton Anzac dawn service Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
George Vlastaras leads the Grafton District Services Club Pipe Band into the Grafton Anzac dawn service Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan


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