Hot hot heat
KYABRAM has endured one of its most sustained hot spells for years, with the mercury soaring above 35 degrees for 13 consecutive days up to Monday.
The heatwave began on Thursday, January 18, when the mercury climbed to 38.6 and reached a high of 43.7 two days later on Saturday, January 20.
Storms last Friday night and Saturday morning varied across the district, with the Kyabram Weather Station recording 23.4mm to take the January total to 34.2mm, which is slightly above the average for this month of 33.8mm. MEET Tongala’s model citizen.
Ryley Cowley recently represented Victoria in the final of the Australian Indigenous Modelling competition in Sydney.
Ryley didn’t make it into the final three but was very appreciative of the experience after being a little apprehensive about entering the quest.
The 18-year-old, who has just started an apprenticeship as an electrician with Brett Cox, was not only judged wearing an array of various attire, but also on grooming, nutritional needs and other beneficial self-indulgent qualities.
Ryley is now looking to concentrate on playing football for Tongala this season, so his potential modelling career is on hold just at the moment.
While Ryley was supported by his father, Wayne, at the modelling competition final in Sydney his mother, Bernie, was busy watching another of the talented Cowley sporting siblings, Mackenzie, competing in the Under 14 State Cricket Championships with the Northern Rivers team, which lost the final to the Melbourne-based South East Bayside Breakers at Essendon last Sunday.
Ryley Cowley (red jacket) represented Victoria in the final of the Australian Indigenous Modelling competition in Sydney.