Mildura Weekly : Friday November 11 Vol 11 No 2
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 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 25,500 COPIES DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY For more info visit www.auditbureau.org.au THE death of an 81-year-old Wentworth woman in Mil- dura this week has been de- scribed as “tragic” and “en- tirely avoidable” by Mildura police. Mildura police Lead- ing Senior Constable Craig Hicks said the road acci- dent, which occurred just after 9am on Wednesday at the Deakin Avenue and Seventeenth Street intersec- tion, should never have hap- pened. “The woman, who was driving a white Holden Com- modore, stopped behind a trade truck in the right-hand lane of Seventeenth Street while travelling east,” he said. “The vehicle in front of the woman went through the intersection safely, and she has tried to follow. “A fatal collision has then occurred with a B-Double travelling on Deakin Avenue heading into Mildura.” Leading Snr Const. Hicks said the truck driver was uninjured in the collision, with the woman dying at the scene. The incident marks the sixth fatality on Mildura’s roads during the past 12 months, with the State’s road toll currently sitting at 248 – 27 more than this time last year. Leading Snr Const. Hicks said the collision had been captured by a ‘dashcam’ in the B-Double, with a num- ber of eye witnesses also providing statements. “There seems to be no conjecture as to what has happened,” he said. “The takeaway message here prob- ably needs to be that fami- lies need to have a chat with their older family members when it comes to driving, as the age of the woman seems to have played a factor.” Leading Snr Const. Hicks agreed the incident was also likely to spark conversations around the safety of the Dea- kin Avenue and Seventeenth Street intersection. “It certainly may need to be looked at,” he said. “Dea- kin Avenue is an 80km/h, high traffic zone, with Sev- enteenth Street also carrying significant traffic.” NEWS Motorsports precinct given big thumbs up – Page5 PEOPLE Tyson unveils his PTSD ‘secret weapon’ – Page 12 ARTS New artist-run gallery and work space opens – Page 23 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 24 ENTERTAINMENT....................................... 25 - 27 TRADES & SERVICES................................. 28 - 29 FULL THROTTLE ................................................. 30 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 31 - 34 SPORT ............................................................. 34- 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.... Elderly driver’s death was tragic, but avoidable: Police • TRAGEDY: An 81-year-old Wentworth woman has died after her Holden Commodore collided with a B-Double at the Deakin Avenue and Seventeenth Street intersection at 9am on Wednesday. FARMER Jack once lived on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventu- ally got so heavy, and so fast, that his free-range chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a week. So Farmer Jack called the local police station to com- plain. “You’ve got to do some- thing about all these people driving so fast and killing all my chickens,” he said to the local police officer. “What do you want me to do?” asked the policeman. “I don’t care, just do something about those crazy drivers!” So the next day the po- liceman had the Council erect a sign that said: ‘School Crossing.’ Three days later Farmer Jack called the policeman and said, “You’ve still got to do something about these driv- ers. The ‘school crossing’ sign seems to make them go even faster!” So again, they put up a new sign: ‘Slow: Children at play.’ That really sped them up. So Farmer Jack called and said, “Your signs are no good. Can I put up my own sign?” In order to get Farmer Jack off his back the officer said, “Sure. Put up your own sign. The phone calls to the Po- lice Station stopped, but curios- ity got the better of the officer, so he called Farmer Jack. “How’s the problem with the speeding drivers. Did you put up your sign?” he asked. “Oh, I sure did and not one chicken has been killed.” The policeman was really curious and thought he’d bet- ter go out and take a look at the sign. He also thought the sign might be something the Police could use elsewhere, to slow drivers down.. So he drove out to Farmer Jack’s house. His jaw dropped the mo- ment he saw the sign. It read: “Nudist Colony. Slow down and watch for chicks!’ BRITISH couple decided to adopt a German baby.... They raised him for years, however they began to get worried because he never spoke, and they believed that he was mentally handi- capped, going as far as to take him to therapy, which was fruitless. Then, when the child was eight-years-old, he had a Ap- ple Strudel, and he spoke up “This apple strudel is a little tepid.” His parents, of course shocked that he was suddenly speaking, asked: “Wolfgang, Wolfgang, why have you nev- er spoken before?” to which the child replied: “Up until now, everything had been sat- isfactory.” 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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