Mildura Weekly : Friday May 13 Vol 10 No 27
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, MAY 13, 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 ‘Cash for cans’ gets Mayor Bill’s vote – Page5 PEOPLE Ashley prepares for big clearing sale – Page 11 COMMUNITY Carving out a future for our sugar gums – Pages16&17 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 22 SPORT ............................................................ 23 - 26 ENTERTAINMENT....................................... 27 - 29 TRADES & SERVICES................................. 30 - 31 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 33 - 37 FULL THROTTLE ................................................. 39 MOTORING................................................... 38 - 43 Shire explores relocation to former services club • From Page 1 Mr Kozlowski said Council and the Kelly Group had enjoyed “a mu- tual meeting of the minds” on the potential sale of the building, with a final decision to be made once the Shire’s Operational Plan was adopted on June 22. “That draft plan is now on public exhibition, and will remain so for the next 28 days,” he said. “We will review any submissions made on the budget, and adopt the final plan, with any po- tential alterations, on June 22.” Council’s draft Sustainable Wen- tworth Strategy, which includes the recommendation to potentially pur- chase and fit out the Wentworth Ser- vices Club building, is also now avail- able for public comment. Copies will be on the Wentworth Shire Council website, or at any of its offices. 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.... MILDURA police have several “new lines of enquiry” to investigate following Crime Stoppers’ successful ‘Dob in a Dealer’ cam- paign. Conducted over a two-week period in Mildura last month, reports received by Crime Stoppers about methamphetamine and other drug-related activity increased by 86 percent during the campaign. Dob in a Dealer is designed to stop the rise of methamphetamine activity, and was launched in Mildura on Tuesday, April 19. It called on the local community to confidentially report information about trafficking or manufacturing of metham- phetamines and other illicit drugs in their neighbourhoods. “Crime Stoppers would like to thank the Mildura community for supporting us in our quest to stamp out Ice and other il- licit drugs in the region,” Crime Stoppers Victoria communications co-ordinator Chris Plumridge said. “The response to the program during the past two weeks from residents has been significant, and the increase in phone and online reports shows how determined the community is to put a stop to the flow of illegal substances into their neighbour- hoods. “Information from the community leads to real results when it comes to breaking the cycle of crime. “While the Dob in a Dealer program will now shift focus to other locations across the State, reports can be made to Crime Stoppers 365 days a year, and we urge the Mildura community to continue to pass on information about any suspi- cious behaviour. “Making a report to Crime Stoppers is completely confidential. You will never be identified or called up for a court case, and every piece of information you provide can help solve crimes and reduce the supply of illicit drugs to regional Victoria.” Mildura police Inspector Bob Simpson also thanked the community for its “con- tinued efforts” in the fight against illicit drugs in Mildura. “The increase in information reports to Crime Stoppers throughout the campaign shows that Mildura residents are deter- mined to work with us to put a stop to the flow of these harmful substances into our community,” he said. “We will now investigate the informa- tion Crime Stoppers has received, and en- courage people to continue to support us in the fight against illicit drugs by reporting anything they know, either confidentially to Crime Stoppers or directly to police.” Information can be reported confiden- tially online at www.crimestoppers.com. au, or by contacting 1800 333 000. Crime Stoppers’ Dob in a Dealer cam- paign is continually being rolled out across Australia thanks to a $1million grant from the Federal Government. Dob in a Dealer is the brainchild of Warrnambool police officer Senior Ser- geant Shane Keogh, who sought to stop the spread of Ice at its source – by target- ing dealers, traffickers and manufacturers – and was first trialled in Victoria in 2013. Drug reports spike following ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign BIT of a slow day at the office...random breath test duty on Box Yards Road, LEFT, between Ivanhoe and Booligal (about 100km north-west of Hay.) You just never know where they will turn up! Alesson for everyone... never muck around with old people! An elderly couple return to a Mercedes dealership, where the salesman has just sold the car they wanted to a beautiful, leggy, busty blonde. “I thought you said you would hold that car till we raised the £25,000 asking price,” said the man. “Yet I just heard you close the deal for £20,000 to the lovely young lady over there, and you told us there could be no dis- count on this model.” “Well, what can I tell you? She had the ready cash and, just look at her, how could I resist?” replied the grinning salesman. After he’d returned to his office, the young lady approached the middle-aged couple and gave them the keys. “There you go Dad,” she said. “I told you I could get him to reduce the price!” For some time, my wife’s had this ridiculous idea that I’m playing too much golf. Ac- tually, it came to a head at about 11.30 last night. She suddenly shouted at me: “Golf, golf, golf. All you ever think about is bloody golf!”. And I’ll be honest, it frightened the life out of me. 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