Mildura Weekly : Friday August 7 Vol 9 No 39
NEWS 11 FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU ARGUABLY one of Went- worth’s most loved retail- ers – Ruby’s Cargo – will celebrate a massive birth- day milestone this week- end, with the co-operative store’s management com- mittee encouraging locals and visitors alike to join the celebrations. First opening its doors in May 2000, Ruby’s Cargo will celebrate its 15th birth- day tomorrow from 10am to 4pm, with those inter- ested encouraged to drop in and share a ‘cuppa.’ Current committee members Chris Larwood and Marg Jackson said they couldn’t be more excited to reach the milestone, with the shop building a strong following over the years, based on its large range of home-made and home- grown products. “The whole concept was started in 2000 by Barbara O’Hara – a former Went- worth girl who now lives in Mildura,” Marg said. “Barb had the idea to fill an emp- ty shop in Darling Street, and with the guidance of MADEC and the support of a 16-person committee Ruby’s Cargo was born. “Each of those 16 mem- bers had a particular range of home-made or home- grown products that they wanted to try and sell to the public, and to this day everything offered in the shop is homemade or grown, or created. “There’s everything from artwork to clothes, with the ‘Marmalade Mas- ter’ Marie McLeod – who recently won the Zest Fest Best Marmalade Award – also selling her range here.” Marg said the shop had expanded to take up resi- dence in their current loca- tion on the corner of Sand- wych and Adams Streets in Wentworth, with nine members making up the current committee. Of those nine mem- bers, two have been with the group since its in- ception, with Marg also among those to chalk up 10-plus years with Ruby’s Cargo. Chris said the commit- tee had decided to host the birthday celebrations in line with this weekend’s ‘Meet the Makers’ event also in Wentworth. “People involved in ‘Meet the Makers’ are also involved in Ruby’s Cargo, so it just made sense to coincide our birthday cel- ebrations with that event,” she said. More information is available by contacting 5027 2297. Ruby’s Cargo gets set for 15th birthday celebrations SAVING their teachers from a zombie apoca- lypse was all in a day’s work for Mildura Spe- cialist School’s Later Years students. Acting in their short film Caution Zom- bies, the students used their disabilities to destroy the zombies and save the day. Entering the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival, MSS are competing against schools across Australia and New Zealand for a major prize of $5000. Guided by MSS Later Years classroom teacher Jacqui Clarke, the five-minute film took the students four weeks to put together. Thinking outside the box, Jacqui is hop- ing the zombie theme will help the school’s entry stand out. “It’s out there for a school to do some- thing like this, so hopefully it gets some atten- tion,” Jacqui said. “It seems to make people laugh, so if they are laughing hopefully that means they are enjoying it.” Focussing on the ‘disability is not inabil- ity’ message, Jacqui believes the short film project gave the students a sense of empower- ment. “The purpose was to highlight the ability of people with disability, and to show that you can still do amazing things with a disabil- ity,” she said. “We focussed on the disabilities of three characters, and how they used their disability to overcome a zombie apocalypse. “Without those disabilities we couldn’t be saved, so anyone who didn’t have a disability was doomed.” With voting closing on Monday, August 10, Jacqui is urging Sunraysia residents to sup- port the school’s entry. “Please vote for us, it would mean the world!” she said. “Even if we don’t win prizes, the comments people leave are really nice, and we read them every morning.” The Mildura Specialist School’s entry can be viewed on the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival website www.focusonability.com.au. Specialist School students star in short zombie fi l m • MOVIE STARS: Mildura Specialist School students (back row) Zildjian Larkin, 16, Jamie- Lee Lock, 17, Jacqui Clarke (teacher), Tristan O’Connor- Taylor, 16, (front row) Joshua Brockie and Kyle Marriott, both 17, show off the zombie costumes that featured in their short film Caution Zombies. • PARTY TIME: Ruby’s Cargo stalwarts Marg Jackson, Ashley Moore and Julie McLean are looking forward to tomorrow’s celebrations. Copyright©2015ElgasLtd. Elgas Mildura Perry Street, Mildura Phone: 5023 1721 DWR Services The Crescent, Mildura Phone: 5023 4686 Local Deliveries Great Customer Only Deals You can also signup online at elgas.com.au *See Elgas website for full terms and conditions - www.elgas.com.au Open a New Account and Receive $80 Worth of LPG Gas Account Credits* OpenaNew AAAAAAcc c oounnt Welcome Package com au NO CONTRACT TO SIGN NO CONTRACT TO SIGN www.elgas.com.au 131 161 Call your local Elgas agent today our friendly staff are waiting to take your call.
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