The Border Watch : April 18th 2014
SOCIAL FEED Border Watch Mount Gambier @kyraTBW Stafford takes player of the day STAR junior basketballer Sam Stafford was voted player of the day on Basketball Australia’s Facebook page last week. Sam has been impressive competing at the week-long Under 18 Australian Junior Championships representing SA Country. Each day of the competition, Basketball Australia posts a photograph of fi ve stand-out players and requests followers to vote for their favourite based on performance. Sam’s family, friends and teammates were quick to vote for the tall 17-yearold, sharing the image on Facebook. Sister Emily shared the image with the caption: “Vote for the big fella!” With almost 550 votes submitted, Sam came out on top for the men while NSW Country’s Jasmine Forcadilla took out the women’s player of the day. TRENDING NOW What is dominating news feeds across the Limestone Coast Not seeing red THE incredibly hyped lunar eclipse had all eyes on the sky Tuesday night expecting a glorious “Blood Moon”. However, residents were disappointed when the moon appeared more white than red. Over 30 cars were spotted parked around the Blue Lake to claim the best viewing position and photo opportunities. Both professional and amateur photographers had their digital cameras with long lenses, point and shoot cameras and smartphones prepared to capture the rare event. Social media was expected to be fi lled with photographs of the “Blood Moon”, but surprisingly it seemed only prank photographs with digital adjustments were present. firstname.lastname@example.org Rolling Stones on fi re ROCK legends the Rolling Stones announced their rescheduled Australian tour this week. After postponing the original dates due to the death of L’Wren Scott, long-term girlfriend of frontman Mick Jagger last @RollingStones: #STONESONFIRE Australia and New Zealand rescheduled dates announced! month, the band is back on its feet for the On Fire tour. Ticket holders have been informed their fi rst purchase is still valid and will grant access to the venue listed on the ticket. PLAYER OF THE DAY: Mount Gambier basketballer Sam Stafford was voted as Basketball Australia’s player of the day after over 500 people voted on Facebook. Basketball Australia Both players received a $50 Coast 2 Coast Sports voucher and were snapped with thumbs up - a photo that gained over 300 likes. •Game of Thrones •Barry O’Farrell •#GoCrows •Royal visit •#fracking Sam Stafford (SA Country) was voted as the U18s day 2 Facebook fans player of the day for his effort in the #AJC competition For those with Adelaide tickets, the date has been moved to Saturday, October 25, formerly March 22, at Adelaide Oval, while the Melbourne show will kick off at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, November 5, formerly March 28. Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes announced on Twitter he will be supporting the Stones at Adelaide Oval. @JimmyBarnes: “It’s just been announced that I’ll be joining @RollingStones at Adelaide Oval later in the year. Should be a cracker!” Hit the park running PARKRUN Mount Gambier continues to grow in popularity with around 50 runners participating weekly. The group took on its 20th event on Saturday, with members tackling the 5km course in good spirits. The Parkrun Facebook page is often overwhelmed with positive comments and encouragement and this week users were tagged in a large album of photos from Saturday morning’s run. Karen MacDougal: “Thanks volunteers, without you events like this wouldn’t work. It was my fi rst Mount Gambier Parkrun and everyone was very friendly and the weather was perfect!” Leanne Syron: “Great pics. Shows the fun and beauty of our super Parkrun.” Cindy Patzel: “Great photos again this week, well done to Teagan and Shane.” To register or fi nd out more,visit the Mount Gambier Parkrun Facebook page. FRESH AND FLY: Mount Gambier High School’s Forever Living Young all-boy dance crew impressed the audience at the Mount Gambier Library’s Loud in the Library Youth Week event last week. Youth get loud MOUNT Gambier Library’s Youth Week activities included a wide range of fun and interactive experiences last week. With events ranging from photography workshops, art classes and movie screenings to scavenger hunts, it was an action-packed week at the library. A highlight on the Youth ON THE RUN: A large group of runners take off in the 20th Parkrun event on Saturday. The Parkrun Facebook page posted an album of photos featuring a number of keen participants. 10 - The Border Watch, Friday, April 18, 2014 Week calendar included the popular Loud at the Library event last Thursday. The event featured performances, giant games, special effects temporary tattoos by Funky Flix Face Painting, online gaming, a silent disco and free information and giveaways. Hype Dance Studio, Forever Living Young dance crew, Streamlyne, Babycat and Reminiscence all performed live to the large crowd on Thursday night. The Mount Gambier Library uploaded an album of photographs from the event to its Facebook page so you can relive the action.
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