Daily Catch-up: October 20, 2020


  • GRAFTON: 11-23
  • YAMBA: 14-22
  • MACLEAN: 12-23
  • COPMANHURST: 10-23
  • WOOLI: 14-22
  • BARYULGIL: 13-25



Laurel Irene Dugmore

Passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 aged 79 years. A funeral service will be held at Al Saints Anglican Church, Yamba, on Tuesday, October 20 at 2pm.



1864 US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

1935 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.

1955 Publication of "The Return of the King", the 3rd and final volume of "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London.

1973 The Sydney Opera House is formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II.



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Monday Lotto results draw: 4018

Winning numbers: 39, 25, 45, 16, 1, 13

Supps: 10, 30

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Division 3: $438.25

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Division 5: $14.65

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A TEENAGE escapee has been charged by NSW Police after allegedly absconding from a Grafton hospital and then found in Ballina. Read more


IT HAS been a long time coming for Clarence music fans, but the stars will shine in our southern skies next month. Read more


A WOMAN has told a court she has no memory of driving while drunk and crashing her car twice, or of threatening to kill a police officer, after her drink was spiked. Read more


IN this week's Voices for the Earth column, Leonie Blain explores different cooling strategies for cities and the importance of trees in urban planning. Read more



OCTOBER conjures up the very best of memories for Northern Rivers trainer John Shelton so it wouldn't surprise if he could play a strong hand in the latter part of Tuesday's eight-race program on his home track at Grafton. Read more


MORGAN Pilley has made a career pushing himself through long periods of isolation, running and cycling through the hills of Europe as an endurance athlete. But, for the past 10 days, he's been doing it from a hotel room in Sydney. Read more


TRUE to form, Sawtell has raced to the top of the North Coast Premier League ladder after the first weekend of matches. Read more


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THE CITADEL PROJECT: Old Grafton jail reborn

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Police presence on trains increased for Schoolies

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