Daily Catch-up: November 9, 2020


Northern Rivers for Thursday: Mostly sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening, possibly severe. Winds N/NW 20 to 30km/h shifting S/SW 15 to 25km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 36.

  • GRAFTON: 12-24
  • YAMBA: 13-21
  • MACLEAN: 12-22
  • COPMANHURST: 11-23
  • WOOLI: 13-21
  • BARYULGIL: 12-25


LISTEN TO ON THE FRONTLINE   The Daily Examiner has created a new podcast (audio documentary) that reveals the first hand experiences of our local RFS volunteers during the Clarence Valley's horrific 2019 bushfire season.

CLICK HERE to listen to the first episode.

If you have an iPhone you can listen and subscribe (for free) to the podcast series. Simply search 'On The Frontline' in the Apple Podcasts app and subscribe.



Stella Randall
Late of Whiddon Group, Maclean. Formerly of Hillcrest Community. Sadly passed away on October 30, 2020. Aged 82 years. A funeral service will be held at the Baptist Church, Scullin St, Townsend on Friday, November 13 at 11am. A burial service will follow at the Lower Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Townsend.

Stanley Turner
Passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020, aged 88 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Stanley's graveside funeral service to be held at Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Rd, South Grafton on Tuesday, November 10 at 11am.

Leonard (Len) Alfred Hutchings
Late of Grafton, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2020, aged 89 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Len's funeral service, to be held at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Duke St, Grafton, on Monday, November 9, at 11am. The funeral will then proceed to the Clarence Lawn Cemetery.



1799  Napoleon Bonaparte participates in a coup and declares himself dictator of France.

1914 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific   1938  Nazis kill 35 Jews, arrest thousands and destroy Jewish synagogues, homes and stores throughout Germany. The event becomes known as Kristallnacht, the night of the shattered glass.

1960  John F Kennedy becomes the youngest elected president of the United States.

1989  The Berlin Wall is opened for the first time since 1961.


1864  President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected in the first wartime election in the United States.

1904  President Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. He had been vice president until the shooting death of President William McKinley.

1923  Adolf Hitler attempts a coup in Munich, the "Beer Hall Putsch," and proclaims himself chancellor and Ludendorff dictator.

1932  Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States.



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POLICE have revealed they have received fresh information on the disappearance and suspected death of 19-year-old Jasmine Morris, who was last seen alive in 2009. Read more here.

The COVID Grinch tried to steal Christmas this year.. however never fear: Santa will be here at Grafton Shoppingworld! Read more here.

NEXT year's country show dates have been locked in after the NSW Government agreed to show-specific COVID safe guidelines. Maclean Show will be held on April 20-21 and Grafton on April 23-24. Read more here.

WITH a total of almost 100 entries, 40 finalists and more than 1000 votes, the winners of the 2020 Jacaranda Best Dressed competition have been announced. Read more, see winners and watch video here.


KFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK #3: Player profile on Craig Paul who's match-winning efforts for Easts was voted the most outstanding performance from last week's Clarence River Cricket Association matches. Read more here.

THERE are still at least five athletes who remain in genuine contention to take out top spot Shoppingworld People's Choice Award with only a week to go until the 2020 Clarence Valley Sports Awards. Vote, buy tickets and find out more here.  

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