From the newsroom PM 31/8/12

STORIES are starting to come together as reporters at The Daily Examiner finish off their week and peek into the week ahead.

Tim Howard is about to go off to meet Luke Wood, a young bloke about to get a totally new perspective on Father's Day. He became a dad only a few days ago, just in time for his first Father's Day on the receiving end.

Lachlan Thompson is working on a story on how the government's new public dental health scheme will leave many people who are in dire need of dental assistance without practical access.

He is also working on councillor profiles and a story on misallocation of funds by RMS.

Terry Deefholts has talked to the people at Shiralee Produce, who have sold to multi-national firm Landmark.

He's also got a fascinating inside story from a Clarence Valley duo who went on the X Factor and found out how things really work.

It's been a massive week for DEX sport and the weekend edition will be no exception.

DEX Sport reporter Matthew McInerney has been plugging away putting together previews for some of the big sporting events this weekend.

The Grafton Ghosts and Grafton Tigers will both battle it out for premiership titles this weekend. Both games are away but local supporters are being encouraged to don their team colours and make the journey to cheer on their sides. The Ghosts will play at Murwullimbah on Sunday while the Tigers will take on Sawtell tomorrow at BCU Stadium at Coffs.

The Grafton Redmen will play their final home match of the season this weekend. Despite not making it to the finals, the Redmen are hoping to finish their season with a bang and are hoping for a big crowd of supporters at Rugby Park tomorrow.

Matthew has also put together a great story on the fantastic season experienced by the Grafton Ghosts junior sides.

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