From the newsroom AM 5/9/12

IT'S been a busy morning in the newsroom with reporters and photographers out and about from the get go.

Straight up Terry Deefholts and JoJo Newby talked to four medical students doing some training at Grafton Base Hospital. They love the Valley and have been having a ball while doing the more serious stuff.

There's going to be a happy clubber in Grafton tomorrow night when he or she pockets $10,000 of Grafton District Service Club cash. No matter what happens the Share the Wealth jackpot is going off tomorrow night.

Down river the Lawrence Anglican congregation is facing up to the prospect of losing its church, All Saints, to a rationalisation of resources in the Maclean Parish. The church says a public meeting at the church on Saturday will go a long way toward determining the outcome. Graham Orams has talked to local church officials.

Lachlan Thompson might be talking to Australia's answer to Warren Buffet this afternoon. Clarence Valley Anglican School Nikita Avery is leading the state in a school sharemarket challenge. We'll be talking to the young whiz to find out her secrets.

The NBN is coming soon and the local TAFE has some ideas on how to best use it. Terry Deefholts will talk to them today.

It's Suicide Prevention Week next week and local groups are putting on events to raise awareness of this tragic topic. Terry is speaking to a local man who has found The Black Dog Institute has been a great help to him. We're also publicising a suicide prevention walk to be held on the weekend.

In sport the annual Jacob Lollback board race is coming up, commemorating a champion athlete taken from us far too young. Also the Supa Oldies Soccer is shaping up for its summer season of roundball fun.

If you have anything for us, phone it in on 6643 0500.



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