Mildura Weekly : Friday January 8 Vol 10 No 9
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016 02 CHAFF 424 San Mateo Avenue, MILDURA Ph: 5021 1777 | F: 5021 1733 www.milduraweekly.com.au OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org SPORT email@example.com LETTERS firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGING email@example.com DIRECTOR SALES firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIEDS email@example.com REGULAR FEATURES INSIDE TODAY A corporate enterprise of the Mildura Weekly Ph: 5021 1782 www.milduraphonebook.com.au 26,200 COPIES DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY For more info visit www.auditbureau.org.au NEWS Mildura drivers buck holiday driving trends – Page5 PEOPLE Larry and Lina raise the restoration bar – Page 12 ART Looking up to preserve Mildura’s streetscapes – Page 16 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 17 LIVING ON THE LAND............................... 18 - 19 HOLIDAY FUN .................................................... 20 SPORT ............................................................ 24 - 27 ENTERTAINMENT............................. 21 & 28 - 29 TRADES & SERVICES................................. 30 - 31 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 32 - 37 MOTORING................................................... 37 - 43 a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... THE Mildura Weekly’s first Car and Cash Giveaway promotion last year triggered an amazing response from both local busi- nesses and shoppers. It attracted almost 150,000 entries and generated more than $1.5million for participat- ing businesses, and all in just 10 weeks. Well, it’s about to get un- der way again, but this year the Mildura Weekly, supported once again by Mildura Toyota, plans to make the initiative even big- ger and better. Run over a more concen- trated nine-week period from February 5, shoppers who spend $10 or more at partici- pating Sunraysia businesses go into a weekly draw for their chance to win one of two $100 vouchers, or a $250 shopping voucher. The winners of the nine weekly $250 shopping vouch- ers automatically go into a draw for the grand Car and Cash Giveaway prize, a new five-door Toyota Yaris, meaning they have a one-in-nine chance of winning a brand new car! While a boon for Sunraysia shoppers, the Mildura Weekly’s Car and Cash Giveaway repre- sents a massive opportunity for Sunraysia businesses to drive more people through their doors. Last year, 42 local business- es participated in the initiative, sharing in more than $1.5mil- lion in customer spending over a 10-week period. Mildura Weekly managing director, Stuart Mensch, said that given the massive interest in last year’s promotion, he ex- pected the 2016 Cash and Car Giveaway to be even bigger. “Last year’s promotion far exceeded our expectations, it was a massive event, and we’re expecting this year to be even bigger,” Mr Mensch said. “Participating businesses last year really supported the promotion, and as a result were able to draw a host of benefits from the event, including sig- nificant exposure in the Mildu- ra Weekly during the nine-week promotion of the competition, as well as increased sales from Cash and Car Giveaway shop- pers.” Mr Mensch said lodging an entry (or entries) into the draw would be easy for shoppers. All they need to do is complete a purchase to the value of $10 or more from a participating trad- er, fill in the details required on an entry form, and place it in the entry box provided at that trader’s premises. Entries must be lodged in any of the boxes by 6pm each Sunday. They will then be col- lected and placed into the weekly draw, scheduled for 3pm the following Monday. For more information about how to get your business involved in this year’s Cash and Car Giveaway, contact the Mil- dura Weekly on 5021 1777. Cash and Car Giveaway back – bigger and better • WINNER: Last year’s Cash and Car Giveaway winner Chloe Pridgeon was clearly happy to win a new Toyota Yaris as part of the huge promotion. THERE are a few perks at- tached to being over 70 and heading towards 80! Here are just a few... 1. Kidnappers are not inter- ested in you. 2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 3. No-one expects you to run – anywhere. 4. People call at 9pm and ask,”Did I wake you?” 5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac. 6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way. 7. Things you buy now won’t wear out. 8. You can eat supper at 4pm. 9. You can live without sex but not your glasses. 10. You get into heated ar- guments about pension plans. 11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge. 12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in regardless of who walks into the room. 13. You sing along with el- evator music. 14. Your eyes won’t get much worse. 15. Your investment in health insurance is finally be- ginning to pay off. 16. Your joints are more ac- curate meteorologists than the national weather service. 17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either. 18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manage- able size. Only in Texas my friends... only in Texas... A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Sher- iff’s deputy. He thinks that he is smarter than the deputy because he is a lawyer from New York and is certain that he has a better education then any cop from Houston, TX. He decides to prove this to him- self and have some fun at the Texas deputy’s expense. The deputy says, “License and registration, please.” “What for?”says the lawyer. The deputy says: “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign.” Then the law- yer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.” “You still didn’t come to a complete stop,” says the depu- ty. “License and reg- istration, please.” The lawyer says, “What’s the difference?” “The difference is you have to come to a complete stop, that’s the law. License and reg- istration, please!” the deputy repeats. Lawyer says: “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration; and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the tick- et.” “That sounds fair. Please exit your vehicle, sir,” the dep- uty says. At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts beating the daylights out of the lawyer and says, “Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?” MG414 PHONE 1300 135 602 Display Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm • 333 Eighth Street, Mildura PHONE (03) 5021 1077 www.milduragardens.com.au New Designs. New Stage. Luxury 2 Bedroom Retirement Villas from $208,000 • Secure Retirement Living • Award Winning Facilities • Architect Designs • Reverse Cycle Air-conditioning • Abundant New Fruit Tr ees • Friendly Environment • Resident’s Co-op Veggie Garden • Aqua Aerobics, Art and Craft Classes • On-site Manager • Close to Community Centre & Amenities A great home for a happy retirement.
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