SHE is proof of the effort it takes for a country girl to reach the heights of her beloved sport, but this paid off in grand fashion on Monday morning when Dante Leydon received an award from the NSW government.
RUGBY union did not become a professional sport until 1996, but for one of Queanbeyan's own former Wallabies players it was the camaraderie and spirit of the national squad before this time that lead them to some of their greatest moments.
ORGANISERS of the town's Festival of Ability, an annual event that celebrates the International Day of People with disabilities, are appealing to businesses for sponsorship after their request for funding was knocked back.
URSULA Reid sits under the huge pepper tree that drapes her front garden with a gentle shade.
She explains that the tree is a rarity in this part of New South Wales. This one in particular is more than a century old and heritage listed.