Mildura Weekly : Friday February 10 Vol 11 No 14
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 2 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 25,480 COPIES DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY For more info visit www.auditbureau.org.au NEWS Communications lagging in rural regions: VFF – Page5 COMMUNITY Residents engouraged to continue fly fight – Page9 EDUCATION Nichols Point PS tackles the ‘net – Page 21 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 22 OPINION ....................................................... 10 - 11 ENTERTAINMENT....................................... 23 - 25 TRADES & SERVICES................................ 26 - 27 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 28 - 30 SPORT ............................................................ 31 - 36 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.... THE Mildura Weekly still has several tickets remaining in our 2017 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Super- show giveaway. The show, which is pre- sented by Caravan Industry Association Victoria (CIA VIC) and premier spon- sor CIL Insurance, will re- turn to the Melbourne Show- grounds from February 22 to 27. The event will showcase the industry’s finest and most innovative products, with readers simply needing to contact the ‘Weekly on 5021 1777, or visit our 424 San Ma- teo Avenue headquarters, to secure a ticket. We are limiting readers to four tickets per person, with the format simply first in, best dressed. The Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Super- show demonstrates the in- dustry’s most innovative and new products including cara- vans, RVs, camping gear and outdoor accessories – just to name a few. A series of product dem- onstrations and informa- tive seminars will be held throughout the Supershow, hosted by industry experts who will be sharing hints and tips from their personal expe- riences. More information about the event is available online at www.caravanshow.com.au. Tickets remain in caravan supershow giveaway Three plead guilty to night-time attack • From Page 1 The court was told Adolph immediately ran up to Mr Brook and grabbed him in a bear hug, as he did this, Al- len threw a punch to Mr Brook’s face, who hit the road unconscious. The three men ran from the scene, Mr Brook was taken to Mil- dura Base Hospital be- fore being transferred to Melbourne’s Alfred Hos- pital. The court heard that as a result of the attack, Mr Brook sustained sev- eral injuries including a cut to the chin that went through to the bone, swelling to the right ear canal, which was bleed- ing, several fractures to the jaw and a fracture to the skull bone with a piece of bone protruding into the ear canal. In a police inter- view, Allen said Mr Brook looked at him and Kempton, ABOVE, angri- ly and approached them in a threatening way. In the interview, Al- len said he felt for his safety, as the victim was provoking the incident, and whistled his group over to where he was standing with Kempton. Kempton told po- lice in the interview that he was punched by Mr Brook, sustained a cut on his lip as a result, and denied throwing a punch at the victim, the court heard. The court also heard that Adolph, ABOVE RIGHT, who consumed 14 drinks on the night, told police he became involved because he saw Kempton being hit, and saw Allen becoming in- volved in a fight with Mr Brook. Adolph wrote a letter to Mr Brook in Septem- ber 2016 apologising for his role in the incident. Adolph now resides in Melbourne and has stopped drinking alto- gether, the court heard. Mr Brook’s mother, partner and sister ad- dressed the court this week, describing the emotional toll the inci- dent continues to have on him. Mr Brook’s partner said in her victim impact statement that was read to the court, that she blames herself for not being there on the night. “I can’t describe the pain it has caused,” she told the court. “From this incident, I have gone from a bright, bub- bly girl loving my life with my family and soul mate, to hardly being able to cope day-to-day. “I have my partner, but I have lost him.” She also told the court she feels she can no longer turn to her partner for support and finds it difficult to com- municate with him. “The times we do communicate, Jaidan can hardly remember the conversations or ar- rangements that I say or make,” she said. Adolph, Allen and Kempton hold no prior criminal convictions. Sentencing is expect- ed to be handed down next week. THE Australian Taxation Office suspected a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him. ATO auditor: “I need a list of your em- ployees and how much you pay them.” Boat owner: “Well, there’s Clarence, my deckhand, he’s been with me for three years. I pay him $1000 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90 percent of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bundaberg rum and a dozen Crown Lagers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasion- ally.” ATO auditor: “That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one.” Boat owner: “That’ll be me. What’d you want to know?” MARRIAGE is sharing...An old man placed an order for one hamburger, fries and a drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, plac- ing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the fries, dividing them into two piles, and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip, and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of ham- burger, the people around them were look- ing over and whispering. Obviously they were thinking, ‘That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.’ As the man began to eat his fries, a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said that they were just fine – they were used to sharing everything. People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occa- sionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said, ‘No thank you, we are used to sharing ev- erything.’ Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady, who had yet to eat a single bite of food, and asked, ‘What is it you are wait- ing for?’ She answered, ‘the teeth.’ PADDY always wanted to make a fortune at racing but the horses cost too much and were a lot of work to look after, so he decided to start up Snail racing, he knew he had a pile of them in his garden, so no start up costs. He took a bucket of them to the pub that night and sold them off for the first race, trouble was none of them had made it to the finish line by closing time. He had a big think and decided to pull the shells off the snails to lighten their load. The next night he was back at the pub and convinced his mates they would be faster now, but they still proved sluggish! 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. Luxury 2 Bedroom Retirement Villas from $214,250 • Secure Retirement Living • Award Winning Facilities • Architect Designs • Reverse Cycle Air-conditioning • Abundant New Fruit Tr ees • Friendly Environment • Resident’s Co-op Veggie Garden • Aqua Aerobics, Art and Craft Classes • On-site Manager • Close to Community Centre & Amenities A great home for a happy retirement.
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