VICKI Turner had a few reasons to celebrate last week and she did so in style. She turned 60 on October 26 and this date also marked her official retirement date as a teacher.
Vicki taught visual arts at Canobolas High for more than 30 years and she certainly made an impact on many lives.
Her firm but fair approach helped many students to achieve above and beyond their own expectations. She will be missed but not forgotten by students and staff alike.
Vicki headed to Sydney to celebrate her birthday. She spent time with her sister, nieces and nephews and her step mother. She even tried out Matt Moran’s new restaurant Chiswick.
A Girl’s Night In was held on October 13 at the Orange Senior Citizen’s Centre to raise money for women’s cancer research. The event was organised through Facebook and word of mouth, with many local businesses donating prizes and money.
Liz Ward, Michelle George and Crystal Walton enjoyed the evening and hope to continue the event to raise valuable funds.
Former Orange resident and Prime and Win TV employee Ben Wilkins has gone a long way since those days. He has just returned from Kenya where he worked as a camera operator on a project called Warriors, which is a documentary about a unique group of Kenyan Maasai Warriors using cricket and the unity of sport to battle HIV and fight for women's rights.
Since leaving Orange in the mid 90s Ben has travelled and worked in the UK and Europe and is now based in Sydney where he works as a freelance camera operator for various organisations.
A big congratulations to the Logan family who welcomed Abigail Kathryn Logan on Friday. The proud parents are Andrew and Rene Logan and Abigail is a little sister for Johannes and AJ.
The family have recently returned to Andrew’s home town of Orange from Sydney to raise their family in the country around family and friends.
A fundraising barbecue was held at Ashcroft’s IGA on Friday to raise funds for the Orange Riding for Disabled Association.
The RDA do amazing work in the community and are always in need of funding to keep operating and helping many young people to have better lives.