Mildura Weekly : Friday April 29 Vol 10 No 25
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 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 email@example.com SPORT firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS email@example.com MANAGING firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECTOR SALES email@example.com CLASSIFIEDS firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Alesson on why it’s important to learn how to spell... Paddy phones an ambulance after his mate gets hit by a car. Paddy: “Get an ambulance here quick, he’s bleeding from his nose and ears and I tink both his legs are broken.” Operator: “What is your location sir?” Paddy: “Outside number 28 Eucalyp- tus Street.” Operator: “How do you spell that sir?” The question was followed by silence, then heavy breathing and after a minute. Operator: “Are you there sir?” More heavy breathing and another minute later. Operator: “Sir, can you hear me?” This goes on for another few minutes until... Operator: “Sir, please answer me. Can you still hear me? Paddy: “Yes, sorry bout dat.. I couldn’t spell eucalyptus, so I just dragged him round to number 3 Oak Street.” IN light of Anzac Day just past, we thought this was a fitting tribute to our Diggers... He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the R.S.L., Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his mates; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbours His tales became a joke, All his mates listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer, For ol’ Jack has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer For a Digger died today. He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life. He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a Digger died today. When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. The media tell of their life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a Digger Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some smoothie who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life? The politician’s stipend And the style in which they live, Are often disproportionate, To the service that they give. While the ordinary Digger, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. It is not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever-waffling stand? Or would you want a Digger His home, his country, his kin, Just a common Digger, Who would fight until the end? He was just a common Digger, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again. For when countries are in conflict, We find the Digger’s part, Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start. If we cannot do him honour While he’s here to hear the praise, Then at least let’s give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline In the paper that might say: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A DIGGER DIED TODAY.” NEWS Considered approach needed to waste: Cohrs – Page5 PEOPLE Steve’s on a mission to help landholders – Pages9&10 BUSINESS Joywood Fashions – the plus size empire – Pages14&15 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 22 FEATURES................................................... 20 & 21 SPORT ............................................................ 23 - 26 ENTERTAINMENT....................................... 27 - 29 TRADES & SERVICES................................. 30 - 31 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 32 - 36 FULL THROTTLE ................................................. 37 MOTORING................................................... 36 - 43 No surprises in budget: Milne • From Page 1 “We see the move of major govern- ment offices and departments to these cities because they’re losing their other industries, such as the car industry. “Well, we’ve had some pretty major losses in terms of our farming indus- tries – you’ve only got to walk around and see the family farms that have shut down, and that’s never been acknowl- edged, certainly not dollar-wise, and the impact that has had on the com- munity.” He highlighted the Calder and Sturt Highways as in dire need of major up- grades, as well as funding for the long- awaited Mildura truck bypass upgrade. “We keep pushing our same priori- ties. It’s not as if they’re not well known – the Calder Highway in particular.” 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.... MEMBERS of the Loddon Mal- lee Mental Health Carers Net- work (LMMHCN), including new committee of manage- ment member – and Mildura resident – Jason Minter, have voted to become an incorpo- rated independent communi- ty-based organisation at a re- cent meeting in Bendigo. First established in 2010 to support carers within the Loddon Mallee area, LMMHCN aims to provide a strong, inde- pendent and collective mental health carer voice for those in the region. Its objectives are to listen to carers of people with a mental illness to identify systematic areas of concern, influence and inform mental health service provision at a local level and advocate and represent to re- gional, State and Federal Gov- ernment and peak carer bodies on behalf of carers of a person/s with mental health issues in the Loddon Mallee region. The establishment of LMMHCN has been supported by Bendigo Health and Mal- lee Family Care, with chair- man Mike Bruty saying that the group “has now developed to the stage where it has the capac- ity to become an organisation that is independent, and fully community based.” “The meeting resolved to establish the LMMHCN com- mittee of management, with the committee including com- munity representatives from across the region, while also boasting a strong array of expe- rience and skill sets,” he said. “Its focus is to be on region- wide systematic issues, advoca- cy and learning.” Committee secretary, Lyn- Marie Richards, said that to date, the work of LMMHCN had resulted in carer sup- port groups being established, or linkages made to similar groups, in nearly all of the 10 municipal areas that make up the Loddon Mallee region. “This extends from Mil- dura and Echuca in the north to Kyneton and Maryborough in the south,” she said. “The LMMHCN committee of man- agement will form a peak committee providing the op- portunity for all these support groups to link into it.” New era for the LMMHCN 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. 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