Mildura Weekly : Friday November 4 Vol 11 No 1
10 year anniversary 13 YEAR 5 Distributed FREE every Friday Vol. 5 No. 14 www.milduraweekly.com.au Friday, February 11, 2011 Debutante Show Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February 2011 Bookings are Essential. • Phone • 5023 2733 108a Langtree Avenue Midura • Make sure your gown is unique with our • Gown Registry in Store! 011 En ti reCo ll ec ti on&Des i gner f rom i ns t ore ! Tr i x i be ll eGown s Th • • •• ••• NEW JOB ON TAP: Young Mildura high achiever Stuart Chaplin, 20, can’t see any reason why Down Syndrome should prevent him leading a ‘normal’ life... and is well on the way to realising a dream with his first job, at Mildura Working Man’s Club, where we caught up with him being shown how to pour a beer by club manager John Harlock. See Pages 20 and 21. Photograph: ALAN ERSKINE Pour mea dream Distributed FREE every Friday Vol. 5 No. 47 www.milduraweekly.com.au Friday, September 30, 2011 www.milduraweekly.com.au Friday, September 30, 2011 Honouring the fallen REMEMBERED: Police officers killed in the line of duty were honoured at a moving service at Mildura’s Greek Orthodox Church yesterday, and young Lachlan Saint, 4, grandson of Mildura police Sergeant Danny Saint, proved you’re never too young to pay your respects as he celebrated the day with Police Chaplains Chris Dimolianis of Melbourne and Gary Fordham of Mildura. The packed church was reminded of one of the most horrific chapters in Victoria Police history – don’t miss it in next week’s issue. FEVER!FEVER!FOOTYF I NALSFOOTYF I NALSFOOTYFOOTYDEALS!DEALS!FORFOREE77SEESEEPAGEPAGE77 Cnr Etiwanda Avenue & Fifteenth Street, Mildura. Ph 5051 2200 www.harveynorman.com.au Product offer ends 3/10/11 or until stock is sold out. Harvey Norman stores are operated by independent franchisees. FLOOD DISASTER VOLUME 5 ISSUE 14 FEBRUARY 11 2011 JANUARY and February 2011’s near biblical rainfall events left large swathes of Sunraysia under water, forced people from their homes and flooded Seventh Street businesses, causing more than $5million damage along this strip alone, triggering many to question why repeated calls for improvements to stormwater drainage systems had gone unanswered. While it ultimately led to a massive multimillion project to improve the district’s stormwater drainage system, at the time it was the final straw for many residents and business owners, prompting a series of community meetings. In this issue we spoke to the angry Seventh Street business owners, we heard homeowners’ stories of being forced to live in emergency accommodation, and recorded pictorially the damage caused by these ‘once in a 100-year’ floods. HONOURING THE FALLEN VOLUME 5 ISSUE 47 SEPTEMBER 30 2011 MARKING National Police Remembrance Day in Mildura, our September 30 front page featured Melbourne-based Police Chaplain Chris Dimolianis and Mildura Chaplain Gary Fordham, along with four-year-old Lachlan Saint, grandson of long-serving Mildura police Sergeant Danny Saint. Inside we covered yet another natural disaster after a brutal hailstorm cut a path of destruction through Colignan and Nangiloc, stripping trees and wiping out entire crops. Farmers reported hail stones as large as golf balls that hit with such force that they either embedded themselves in oranges, or turned the fruit to mush. We also celebrated the life of popular, larger-than-life Mildura personality Peter O’Toole, or Tooley as he was better known. Tooley served a pivotal role in the lives of countless Sunraysia kids as a Mildura High School teacher, mentor and supporter, both inside and outside the school environment. Peter passed away in September 2011. CURRAN’S USED CARS 5023 5223 | Dave Curran 0418 544 962 | Shannon Erskine 0409 551 174 Corner 15th Street & Deakin Avenue, Mildura | LMCT 9714 Shannon Erskine Matt Hensgen Dave Curran CURRANS WILL KEEP YOU SMILING Currans Used Cars are proud to be associated with the Mildura Weekly. Congratulations on 10 years in business, and we look forward to another 10 years with you.
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