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www.milduraweekly.com.au 20 Mildura Weekly – 09/05/14 • From Page 17 Mr Clay added: “All the funds raised to develop, and run the Whyte Villas and the Tunkin Pio- neer Homes, have been generated from the complexes, or have been donated by local organisations. “The Commonwealth or State Governments have not contrib- uted any funding. “The Whyte Villas and Tunkin Homes, along with Mur- ray House, are extremely impor- tant assets for the Wentworth Shire and it is a credit to our community that all three facili- ties have been established and developed by voluntary commu- nity committees that have, fore- most in mind, the needs of our community and the long-term interest of ensuring the Shire de- velops as a holistically serviced community.” Now Mr Clay, and his fellow committee members, would like to see a number of new residents take advantage of the efforts of community to build and main- tain the units. “It’s a waste to see them emp- ty,” he said. For more information contact Mr Clay on 5027 4740 or Glen- nis Williams on 5027 3027. Vacancies ‘a bit of a surprise’ • From Page 18 “Carole has done very well,” Richard says. And it is that kind of success he wishes for all his staff. Their professional develop- ment is one of the keys to his suc- cess. “Staff development is a win- win,” he insists. “It is good for the individual, and for the business.” Richard says he would like to think the lessons he learned, and the experience he gained in the super-competitive Melbourne real estate market, particularly about marketing, have helped raise the bar here in Sunraysia. “We have always done things a little differently,” he says, “Us- ing television, radio and print media to improve our services to clients.” That has resulted in some re- cord prices, something Richard recalls with pride. He and Nadia have never re- gretted their move to the country. “The people here have been so supportive,” Richard says. “Of both my business and my family.” The couple is now living in Gol Gol, with three young chil- dren, and enjoying the country lifestyle. Just last weekend Richard was the auctioneer and MC at the Gol Gol Primary School’s annual fete, and he feels at home in both Gol Gol, and the wider Sunraysia re- gion. His community involvement also includes sponsorship of the Mildura and Gol Gol Football & Netball Clubs as well as work with the Chances for Children charity. “This region has so much going for it,” he enthuses. “The weather, the river, and because of its geographical isolation it is very self-sufficient.” He is not concerned by no- tions that Mildura may be too isolated, pointing to the airport as a wonderful example of the top- notch services the region boasts. “I fly to Melbourne regularly for both professional and person- al reasons. It is so easy,” he says. A keen motorcycle rider, he loves the weather here that allows him to ride year-round, and he is also a firm fan of the Murray River. “Mildura has one of the best stretches of the Murray anywhere, and it is right on our doorstep,” he says. And, he adds, increasing numbers of people from outside the region are recognising Sunray- sia’s many lifestyle benefits and attractions. Real estate investors are put- ting some warmth back into the Sunraysia market, and tree-chang- ers are making a mark too. Units are the investor targets of choice at the moment, while a tree-changers or retirees from Melbourne can sell up for a good price in the big smoke, move to Mildura, buy a home and put hundreds of thousands in the bank. That, Richard argues, is a very attractive proposition. And the future? Richard in- tends to keep growing his busi- ness in a town, and a region, that he has great faith in. And, he says, it is a region that has shown great faith in him, and his staff. Reasons to smile “Mildura has one of the best stretches of the Murray anywhere, and it is right on our doorstep.” THE Red Cliffs Musical Soci- ety’s latest production ‘Nun- sense’ has officially taken the Mildura Arts Centre stage this week, with cast and crew promising plenty of laughs. Described as one of the funniest musical comedies ever written, the 1980 Dan Goggin production enjoyed a successful mainstream run at the Douglas Fairbanks The- atre during the late 1980s. It follows a group of 71 nuns living at a convent, with the action kicking off while 19 of the 71 nuns are out playing bingo with rival nuns from another order. Sister Julia – the chef – serves up tainted vichyssoise soup to the remaining nuns at the convent, who all in- stantly die from food poising. Life gets even more com- plicated following the ac- cident, with plans to hold a fund-raiser concert to raise money to cover the burial costs of four of the nuns leading to “hilarious circum- stances.” The musical is based on a range of greeting cards that writer Goggin designed fea- turing actress Marilyn Farina dressed as a nun. Due to the popularity of Farina appear- ing in costume in stores to promote the greeting cards, Goggin began writing mate- rial for her to use. This led to Goggin writ- ing the script for ‘Nunsense,’ which was initially a play before being rewritten as a musical. Red Cliffs Musical Society director Pamela Bradley said she was looking forward to patrons coming along and enjoying a good laugh at the expense of five nuns who find themselves in a most precari- ous position. “As the story unfolds one crises leads to another, with nothing really working out for the five sisters,” she said. “Every unfortunate situ- ation brings more funny nonsense, which in turn will bring on mass hysterics in the audience.” Playing the show’s five leading nuns are June Louchard, Lauren Roden, Ja- cinta Macri, Trudi Louchard and Sophie Mouskovias. The show will appear at the Arts Centre over the next three days, with ticket prices, show times and more infor- mation available by visiting www.milduraartscentre.com. au, by contacting the Visitor Information Centre on 5018 8376, or by contacting the Mildura Arts Centre on 5018 8330. Red Cliffs Musical Society to offer up plenty of ‘Nunsense’ • PLAYING NUN: Plenty of laughs promised during the RCMS ‘Nunsense’ production. Support Group embraces Mother’s Day SUNRAYSIA Cancer Support Group has almost become an institution for Dareton resi- dents in the lead up to Mother’s Day with the group’s annual flower stall. It’s a tradition which con- tinues this year in the town- ship’s main street from 9am to 1pm tomorrow, boasting a host of items including floral ar- rangements, cut flowers, cakes and biscuits, craft items, pre- serves and fruit and vegetables. One of the group’s found- ing members, Jenny Gledhill, said the stall not only provided an ideal stop for football-goers on their way to tomorrow af- ternoon’s game, but provided a chance for people get more information, or support, from the group. For more information or to donate flowers or items, call SCSG secretary, Jan Innes, on 5023 0665.
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