Mildura Weekly : Friday September 30 Vol 10 No 47
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 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 THE following is very fascinating, and we suggest reading it more than once... Imagine that you had won the follow- ing ‘prize’ in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your pri- vate account for your use. However, this prize has rules: 1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day. 5. The bank can end the game with- out warning, at any time, and close the ac- count, and you will not receive a new one. What would you do? Would you buy anything and every- thing you wanted? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, be- cause you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning. This game, however, is actually real, and happens every day. Shocked? Each of us is already a winner of this ‘prize’, we just can’t seem to see it. The prize is in fact, time. 1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life. 2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us. 3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost. 4. Yesterday is forever gone. 5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time without warning. So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to en- joy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. Take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day... now start ‘spending’...wise- ly! IT is often said that blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting... One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I cannot ac- cept money from you, I’m doing commu- nity service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a police officer comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.” The officer was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. Then a politician came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill the bar- ber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.” The politician was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen poli- ticians lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citi- zens of our country, and the politicians who run it. As Ronald Reagan said: “Both politi- cian and nappies need to be changed of- ten, and for the same reason!” NEWS Burglary caution for vulnerable residents – Page5 PEOPLE Alesa’s spent eight years making music – Page 15 COMMUNITY Student pens down for a ‘green’ cause – Page 21 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 21 KNOW YOUR LOCAL................................. 22 - 23 DESTINATIONS FEATURE ....................... 24 - 25 ENTERTAINMENT............................. 26 - 27 & 30 TRADES & SERVICES................................. 28 - 29 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 31 - 34 SPORT ............................................................ 35 - 40 REAL ESTATE & MOTORING.................LIFTOUT 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.... ORDINARY monthly meet- ings of Wentworth Shire Council will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of each month, in the Shire’s Short Street chambers from 10am. However, the decision to continue the long-standing meeting time and place was not without some debate from the Shire’s new-look Council. Councillors spent in excess of 20 minutes debating when Council meetings should be held, with Cr Peter Nunan moving a motion to continue with the same format used over the past 12 months. The motion was seconded by Cr Susan Nichols, with new Mayor Melisa Hederics then putting the motion to a vote. However before council- lors could vote on the motion, Cr Jane MacAllister proposed a counter motion, stating that due to work commitments of some councillors, including herself, Council should con- sider holding ordinary meet- ings after 5pm. Cr MacAllister’s motion was supported by Cr Greg Ev- ans, who said that while he didn’t have a preference for meeting times, consideration needed to be made for the fu- ture. Cr Evans argued that a lat- er meeting time would allow more members of the public to attend Council meetings, offering an insight into how Council operates. Cr Bill Wheeldon dis- agreed, saying that with a number of councillors work- ing, a 5pm timeslot would provide ratepayers with only a “second-hand Council.” “In my experience, when you have been working eight hours before coming to a Council meeting, it is then hard to give it your all, and we end up with a second-hand Council,” he said. Cr Don McKinnon said that Council had always met on the third Wednesday of each month, and questioned why that tradition should be changed. “Councillors in the past have had to work around work hours and Council com- mitments,” he said. “If coun- cillors believed they couldn’t make it work, maybe they shouldn’t have stood.” The decision to hold Shire meetings on the now tradi- tional third Wednesday of every month was not unani- mously supported by council- lors, with the motion carried seven votes to two, with Crs MacAllister and Evans voting against it. Shire monthly meeting dates set, but not without debate... Daylight saving begins Sunday. Clocks and watches go FORWARD one hour from 2am. And your timepieces will not go back until Sunday, April 2, 2017. MG424 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. 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