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1 A community newspaper produced by College 20th February, 2014 Diary February March 6 U15 & U17 Netball Training starts 7 World Day of Prayer 8PM 17 Morning Melodies St. Patrick s Day 18 Footy Ladies AGM Netball Registration/U13 training Under 17 s Footy Training begins April 4 End of term schools break up Community Garage Sale Did you enjoy the Community Garage Sale held last year?? If you would like to be involved in another one please ring Tania Quinn NO Lions Market In March Next Market will be Saturday, 12th April Murray to Moyne Bike Ride The Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay had a humble beginning, when in 1987, Hester Woodrup and a team of Port Fairy women challenged her husband, Graham Woody Woodrup, the Port Fairy Apex Club and another team of local identities to ride in relay from the Murray River in Mildura to the Moyne River in Port Fairy. The very first ride, which would raise money for the Port Fairy Hospital, started at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and with riding through the night, was completed within 24 hours. Right from the first ride Woody saw the potential for the event and his dynamic personality and enthusiasm in those early years established the M2M and enabled it to grow into the huge event it has become today. That growth saw the event go from raising $10,000 in 1987 to an estimated $1.3m in 2011 when 1,204 riders representing 150 organisations rode on behalf of hospitals and health services throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Woody himself was a cyclist of some repute with his legendary feats including riding from Perth to Sydney in 1988 a distance of 4,380kms which he covered in 10 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes! Many other rides were ridden and cycling records broken in order to raise money for the Port Fairy Hospital. Tragically, Woody's life ended while on a training ride on the 17th February While Woody threw out the challenge to everyone he met to get on a bike and have a go, he also set the example to be generous with your talents and help others whenever you have the opportunity. In memory of this marathon man of Australian cycling, and to honour his commitment to raising funds for hospitals and health services, the Murray to Moyne continues on today, with the 28th Annual Murray to Moyne on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April. The Murray to Moyne has two goals: 1. To raise funds for Hospitals and Health Services throughout Victoria. 2. To continue Woody s dream of getting more people to realise the fabulous health and social benefits of riding a bike. Our girls have been training in readiness and will ride relay from Echuca to Port Fairy! The same five as last year, riding with the Boort group raising money for equipment for the Boort Hospital. L to R Produced by College Kelly Street,, 3575 Tel: Fax: Website: Michelle Miller Carmen Cauchi Cathy Ballis Chris Mann Denise Alexander 1

2 KAZZ S HEELS (In the Chemist Depot) Call in and check out the great range of shoes. kidsrock MILLER S AG. SUPPLIES (Members of the AIRR Buying Group) 1 Kelly Street, Ph: Fax: Mob: Locally operated by Nev & Michelle Miller, Stephen, Emma, Joan & Roy February Specials Dogpro Puppy 20 kg $35 was $ cc 2 stroke Hedge Trimmer (1 only) - $237 Buy any 20L Lubrimaxx oil and receive a FREE 350 ml Lubrimaxx product!! Sugar cane garden mulch available - $14 Kids Rock Tuesday, 25th February Church of Christ Hall 3:30 to 5:00 Open for children 5 years old or Prep to Year 8 to enjoy Games, Stories, Craft & Singing - $1 It would be great to see you there For more informa on: Gwen Searle Robyn Spowart Good, Better, Best - never let it rest, till your good is better and your better, best David Rees Invitation Afternoon Tea with Rhys and Rhondda Hall Missionaries in South Sudan At the Tyndale Church Hall in Victoria Street Thursday, February 27th At 1.30 pm All welcome Contact Val Mills Acacia Motor Inn, Barham (Under new Management) 16 large Budget rates Pool and BBQ Area Group Booking Discounts Discount for multiple nights Buffet or Continental Breakfast - served in dining room. Your hosts - Bill & Shirley McKay Phone R. A Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors John Gregory Incorp with AG Adams & Sons Kerang No travel charge northern area Advertisement Hon PETER WALSH MLA Your State Member of Parliament Representing Swan Hill Electorate 274 Campbell Street SWAN HILL 3585 Phone Fax Please feel free to contact my office if I can be of help with matters concerning the State Government or any of its departments. Authorised by Peter Walsh, 274 Campbell Street, Swan Hill,

3 Plumber General plumbing services, roof, gas and drainage Ring Rex Farrar s Garage Elgas G Mechanical Repairs Servicing Spare Parts VACC Senior Mechanic Gladfield Rd, B.H A.H Pyramid Butchery Paul Walters Phone: Smallgoods Poultry Products Ham & Bacon Cut up and pack private stock Spit hire Concrete & Quarry Products Phone: The Way to a Man s Heart. (Sorry, it s not for the ladies! Bring a mate if you d like) A conversation about Heart Disease and Diabetes for interested blokes At NDCHS 24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang Wednesday, 5 March Join us for a light meal at 7.00 pm Evening to wrap up at 9.00 pm Bookings preferred to NDCHS Reception by Monday, 3 March Enquiries to Angela, Alana or Greg ******************************* President s Lament Our monthly meetings are planned and run Giving members a chance for discussion and fun Faults you can find, and you d like to complain, Well then, logical course is, stand up and explain. Address the chair, bring that grudge into the open, NOT when meeting is closed, wish you had spoken. And isn t it strange those who criticise most Can rarely be persuaded to take President s post? We do not pretend ne er to make a mistake For if we claimed this, nought else would we make. Tis human to err, and we ARE human I guess, So we hope you ll forgive if we err or transgress! Country Crafts November, 1963 WANTED Finding the Press a little dull of late? We have often heard It s only full of ads!! The ads however, help keep the Press going, but it would be great if more people were to provide some items of interest or photos to help fill up gaps between the ads. i[ VICTORIA HOTEL Phone: Cold Beer Wines & Spirits Lunch and Dinner Wednesday to Saturday Accommodation Catering for functions What s On at the Pub Lunch Specials Choice of $10 each Wednesday Saturday Chinese Menu Wednesday to Saturday Wednesday Steak Night Choice T/Bone or Scotch And Free Pot of Beer, Wine or Soft drink Thursday Seniors Lunch With 10% off full price meal for Seniors Card holders Thursday Night Chinese or Pot & Parma Night Choice of Chinese Main & Rice $20 - All meals one size Dine in or Take Away Pot & Parma - $16 Happy Hour Friday 6 7 pm Bottleshop Victoria Hotel supplies Kwik Gas swap bottles- all types of bottles accepted. Available 7 days per week 3

4 Store 2 Kelly St, Phone: Fax: Great range of Grocery Items Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Deli Items Meat & Bread Bottle Shop Rural Supplies Elgas Bottles Everything you need! FREE Home Delivery Telstra Phone Re-Charge Citylink Passes Fishing Licences Elgas Agents ATM Bendigo Bank On-Line Agency Bank Hours 10am-4pm Monday - Friday Seniors Notes The Seniors began their monthly lunches with a meal at the Victoria Hotel in January when the meal was enjoyed at the comfortable new tables and chairs. What a great welcome back to our Friday Lunch at the clubrooms when the many who attended enjoyed the meal of roast chicken and vegies followed by sweets then coffee or tea for those who wished. We would always welcome others who would like to try the fellowship and hospitality that is part of these lunches. Those who played 500 on the 11 th were Trevor, Dave and Peg who were against Ivor, Wanda and Jessie, and this game ended with 3 games each The next games night was on Thursday 13 th when 7 played the game. Wanda was the winner with 2580 points. Ivor won the Secret Score and at the end of the evening a delicious supper was enjoyed by all. Meetings to remember are the Committee meeting on the 17 th February at the Clubrooms and the next Lunch on the 14 th March. If you would like to attend, please book with Carol Byrne Phone We have to pick up on the birthdays and we find Ray Leed had a big 80 on the 4 th January and Inge celebrated on the 28 th. In February it was Rhonda Dutton on the 1 st and Kate Wood on the 16 th. Let us hope you all had a great day. Bakery Café Open 7am to 8.30pm Mon to Fri 8am to 8.30pm Sat & Sun Open for Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs (straight) w toast or tomato, Ham & Cheese Toasties Lunch: Fresh Salad Rolls Home cooked meal - Mon to Fri - $8 Check our menu board out the front Bain Marie - Fish & Chips, Hamburgers, Steak Sandwiches, Chicken Schnitzel burgers, Chicken Pattie Burgers, Pizza - Thurs., Fri, Sat & Sun nights Sit down or take away Also large range of cakes & slices. Sponges on sale New to Café Hot or Cold Whole Roast Chickens $10 Roast Chicken Maryland $5 or $8 with chips Satay Chicken Pizza Small - $8.70 Large - $14.50 Salt & Pepper Squid Pluto Pops Phone: The Purple Rain Collection 14 Victoria Street New Premises Opens end of February Jaeschke Silos Geoff Burke your local agent for Jaeschke Silos Selling Field Bins (Grain & Super) and Silos Phone a.h. Mobile fax Family Clinic - Gladfield Rd Dr. Nii Darko, Medical Practitioner Phone: Mobile Appointments available: Tuesday- 1: Thursday- 1: Bulk billing will only be done if you are a current holder of a Health Care, DVA or Pension card, are under 17 years, or if you are having a Care Plan procedure, getting results. If you require out of hours medical care Emergency = Ring 000 Urgent = Go to Kerang Hospital as there is a doctor on call 24/7 4

5 Bettina s Hair Beauty & Body Therapy For all the latest style in colours, perms and sets Body waxing & body spray tanning Vibrosaun Treatments Sheer relaxation Skin & muscle toning Natural Sea body wraps for detoxing & skin balance Telephone Pyramid Newsagency/ Post Office Monday Friday 6.00 am 5.00pm Saturday 8.00 am 12 noon Sunday - Newsagency 8 am 11 am Post Office Closed Friendly service Great range of cards and stationery Book V/Line Tickets and much more Phone: Fax: Letter to the Editor The residents of must be concerned to see mature shady trees being completely removed from points in the wider central business district. Surely the plan used by Powercor when they remove problem limbs and branches, would be suitable for all problem trees in the streets. That is a far better approach to tree problems. Surely if there was approximately two meters of the main trunk left from which a smaller tree would grow it would be preferable to the complete removal of all signs of a tree being taken away. Why are we not seeing planting of advanced trees on the nature strips, similar to those at the Swimming Pool and the Bowls Club? I have been long associated with the interests of this community and have seen many plans for beautification of our streets by planting trees, but all those plans just seem to disappear into the Too Hard Basket or be planted at the wrong time of the year and die from lack of water before they can take root. Ern Ferris W A N T E D Delivery Share If you wish to reduce your delivery share Call Don Stewart Building Contractor Home Renovations Vinyl Siding Concrete Works Laurie Smith Mobile: BPB-DB-L1458 Quinlans Water Deliveries Small or Large Load - Will deliver anywhere for Domes c, Stock, Swimming Pools etc. 7 DAYS A WEEK. John & Julie Quinlan Phone Mobile Boort Dental Clinic For all your family dental needs Private and Concession Card Holder appointments Available Phone: GDB ELECTRICAL PTY LTD (Glen Bartels) REC No 1811 General Electrical Work Supply & wiring of new Hot Water Units TV antenna installations Selling & Servicing DAVEY PUMPS with a large range of spare parts always in stock Call Glen on Thinking of trading water? Want superior advice and service Call us You won t be disappointed

6 Tony s Bazaar 7 Kelly Street, Phone: Gifts Autumn seedlings to recommence soon Flowering/Vegies Citrus Trees Garden Ornaments & Statues Osmocote Potting Mixes & Fertilisers Cow Manure Chook Manure & Blood & Bone Shrubs, Palms Natives and Ground Cover Opening Hours Monday Friday Saturday 9.30 am 2 pm Call in and see what is available Thank You for the cards, phone calls and good wishes during my stay in hospital. They were very much appreciated. Jill Harrison Reid Plumbing RT40 Ditchwitch Trencher latest technology in trenching, fast, efficient, reliable with compe ve prices a.h hour service Contact: Garry Barnes or Tony Free Come along and listen to Guest Speaker Dr Ashraf Takla At the World Day of Prayer Church of Christ, Kelly Street Friday, 7th March 8 pm Theme: Streams in the Desert from Egypt Light Supper to follow All Welcome Former Boort resident returns from South Sudan Former Boort resident Rhondda Hall (Price), together with her husband Rhys, will be at the Presbyterian Church next Thursday, 27th February from 1:30pm onwards They plan to share their experiences as missionaries in the Sudan and lately South Sudan. Rhondda and Rhys will speak especially about their work through radio and other media and a tell a little of Rhondda's work in local languages during this meeting at the Tyndale Church. Everyone is most welcome to attend for a cuppa and a chat. For information please contact Val Mills Church Services St. Thomas Anglican Church Sunday February 23 rd 9.00am Eucharist Service Followed by morning tea and Parish AGM Sunday March 2 nd * No service at St. Thomas 10.00am Eucharist at St. John s Bears Lagoon Further enquiries please phone Rector: Bishop Ron Stone Ph: Presbyterian Tyndale Church, Victoria Street All Services pm Contact Mr Ern Miller Phone Church of Christ Kelly Street 11 am Worship Service **Bible Study Fortnightly Contact Uniting Church Tyndale Church, Victoria Street Worship Services at 9 am Catholic Services Victoria Street St Patrick's - Saturday 6.30pm (Eposition and confession 6pm) 6

7 PRODUCE SWAP Do you have an over supply of vegies or fruit or other home grown, home made produce? SWAP IT!! At the Neighbourhood House Every Thursday, am to 1.30 pm SWAP IT!! Apples for oranges?? Eggs for biscuits?? Cabbage for marmalade?? SWAP or DONATE!! You can donate your excess produce or make a donation for some nice fresh produce if you have nothing to swap. No dairy or meat Further Information: Phone: Shrove Tuesday As is the tradition at St. Patrick's Primary School, the students and staff will be cooking and selling pancakes for a gold coin donation in front of the IGA store on Tuesday 4th March, Pancake Tuesday, from approximately am. All proceeds to support the wonderful work of Caritas Australia. Thank You Bernie and Cathy would sincerely like to thank the CFA teams of Boort,, Loddonvale, Mitiamo and Jarklin for helping save homes and livestock in the Springfield/Romsey district fires. Many thanks from the district of Springfield and the Smiths of Romsey and Brassy Downs. Breast Screen Reminder the Breastsceen Bus is coming to Kerang February 10th - March 28th 2014 at the Safeway carpark. Women between the ages of years with no symptoms can make an free 10 minute appointment for a mammogram by ringing from now on... Pyramid Tyre & Auto Service Proprietor - Paul Ballis Phone: A.H * Tyres * Batteries * Windscreens * 24 Hour Towing * Air Conditioning * All Mechanical Repairs * Front Wheel Alignment * Castrol Oils * Fuchs Oils * TWM Pumps & Small Engines Northern District Community Health Service 12 Victoria Street 9.00 am 4.00 pm Monday Friday Nurse can be seen here between 9 10 am Phone: ***In An Emergency ring 000 for an Ambulance*** CERT will then be activated. If a non-emergency then contact the office, or leave a message. All other services by appointment only. Enquiries to

8 Mick s Rural Fencing Post & Rail Ca le & Sheep Yards Colourbond All types of fencing Servicing all areas Mick or Tracey Phone: Tip Truck Hire Soil, Gravel, Grain & Silage carted Contact Peter Reynolds Phone Mobile Victoria Street Welding Trailer Repairs Golf buggy trailers, Crates For all welding needs and small fabrication. Rob Alexander Ring Ken Talbot Cleaning Call Ken for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs Free quotes! Phone Netball Club The Netball Club are very excited about the fast approaching new season as our new courts are progressing well. At a recent Committee meeting, fees for the 2014 season were set. Fees were raised due to the increase in Netball Victoria Fees. Senior players: $140 Senior Full time students: $130 U15 & U17 players: $90 U13 players: $60 Important dates: Thursday 6th March - Under 15 and 17 girls training commences at 5.30pm. Thursday 27th March - Under 13 players training commence at 4.45pm. Thursday 27th March - Registration night at the Footy Sheds from 5.30pm pm. All registration forms to be completed and fees paid on this night. The Netball Club are seeking applications for coaching positions for the following Grades: B, C and C Reserve. Interested applicants are to contact President, Deb Dingwall Applications close Friday 14th February. Pyramid Footy Ladies AGM Tuesday, 18th March 7.30 pm New members welcome (male or female) Any questions please contact Meg Stewart V/LINE FROM MELBOURNE Monday Friday Train dep Melb 7.42 am & 6.20 pm Departs Bendigo 9.59 am & 8.39 pm Arrives Pyramid am & 9.42 pm Tuesday and Thursday (Need to book on Thursdays) Train dep Melb 1.15 pm Coach dep Bendigo 3.30 pm Arrive Pyramid 4.54 pm Friday Only Train dep Melb 7.20 pm Bendigo 9.20 Coach departs Bendigo 9.20 pm Arrives Pyramid pm Saturday only Train dep Melb 8.36 am & 6.36 pm Arrives Pyramid am & 9.46 pm Sunday only Train dep Melb 8.36 am & 6.36 pm Arrives Pyramid am & 9.46 pm TO MELBOURNE Monday Friday Train dep Pyramid 8.18 am & 1.57 pm Arrives Bendigo 9.21 am & 3.01 pm Arrives Melb am & 5.11 pm Tuesday and Thursday Coach dep Pyramid am Train dep Bendigo pm Arrive Melbourne 2.28 pm Friday only Coach dep Pyramid 5.05 pm Arrives Bendigo 6.20 pm Train Arrives Melb 8.49 pm Saturday only Train dep Pyramid 8.17 am & 2.37 pm Arrives Bendigo 9.20 am & 3.41 pm Arrives Melb am & 5.43 pm Sunday only Train dep Pyramid 8.17 am & 5.34 pm Arrives Bendigo 9.20 am & 6.37 pm Arrives Melb am & 8.45 pm 8

9 More District History Part 7- By Ern Ferris 1892 Dec 2. Court of Petty Sessions The Vermin Act:- John McLean, Government Vermin inspector, proceeded against Andrew Commons of Bald Rock under the 14 section of the Vermin Act 1890 for failing to comply with the clauses making it compulsory for land owners in rabbit infested districts to eradicate the vermin on their land. Mr Hoyland appeared for the prosecution. The inspector gave evidence showing that he inspected the defendant s land on 19h October; saw a large number of rabbits and found that no mens had been adopted to destroy them. Also inspected on the 16 th and 18 th November and found it was still in a vermin infested state.. On the former date discovered 95 burrows and saw 150 rabbits on the land and found no burrows dug out. The Defendant stated that he did make an effort to keep down the pest, had a man engaged 12 days digging out burrows and 1 day poisoning rabbits. 150 rabbits were dug out during the time. Mr Commons has 800 acres at Bald Rock. The Magistrate considered the case proved and inflicted a fine of 2 pounds with 3 pounds 3 shillings costs. Prices of Skins 1892;- Rabbits firsts 8 pence per lb, medium 3 to 5 pence per lb. Opossums firsts 6 shillings per dozen, seconds 1 shilling to 1shilling 6 pence per dozen. Fire 1893 Jan 6. A narrow escape from further losses through fire as the result of the quantity of dry grass, occurred in the Mologa district. From some unknown cause a fire sprang up in Mr Fyfe s paddock and began to spread rapidly and a number of neighbours took prompt and effective action to get the flames under control, and not any too soon, as the flames had reached within two or three yards of a good sized stack of wheat just harvested by Mr Townsend before they were beaten out. Reports of fires, many of them very destructive, come from many parts of the colony, and the number of them even thus early in the season, is equal to if not in excess of, the records of previous summers October 4. To the Editor of the Advertiser When what is known as Sydney Watson s dam was constructed on Bullock Creek, it was understood that the bye-wash was on the west side of the creek, and the Swan Hill and Gordon shires recognised that by putting bridges across the bye-wash for a distance of six or seven miles at a cost of about 600 pounds. The water was allowed to go to the west for a time, and then some person on the creek below the dam made preparation for irrigating and raised the bank of the dam to such a height as to prevent the water from going down to the pump dam, in fact they use the Camden dam as if it was their own property, and flood the roads and frontages with impunity in order to get the water on their property and the Council winks at it. Because the crest of Watson s dam was lowered to allow the water to pass on to the Camden and a few people on the west are as much entitled to divert the water from the creek as anyone else put away and we are told by authority of the shire. Now, if it is wrong for the people living on what is known as Welch s creek to divert water to fill their dams it must also be wrong for the people of the Camden dam to raise the to such a height as to prevent the water passing on to the Pump dam. Moreover, this is not temporary, as in the case of the people living on Welch s creek, but permanently permitted to remain. As a matter of fact, as soon as the water rises height enough to go over and around the Camden dam, the horse and scoop are brought to work to prevent it going down further, the bank is raised until the truffle on the frontage is stopped, and at present the water is sent over the shire roads. I desire to draw to the Trust and the Council to the action of the people at the Camden and Sydney Watson s dams, as many of the tings done are done in the name of one or other of these bodies. Probably they do not know any thing about it, for some selfish people will stop at nothing. Bait Users Course Murray Mallee training are able to run a 1080 bait users course in (numbers permitting) on one of these days 17th, 19th or 21st of March. If you're interested please let Miller's Ag know ( ) and a date will be decided that will best suit everyone. There is a cost of $200 and a current Chemical Users Course certificate is needed to do this course. Fertiliser Spreading Bulk Bulka bags Bags Fertiliser & Seed Gypsum & AgLime Organics & Manure Quality Pasture Seeds Ryegrass Clover Lucerne Pasture blends Thompsons Bridge Rd, Gunbower Phone Stuart Rob Manson Phone UHF Channel 25 Grader Hire Channelling & Drainage Works Road Forming 50 Barber Street,, 3575 Ern s Book on the history of the district is available for $10 at Pyramid News & Post or College. Proceeds to the College SRC 9

10 BLJ BUILDING Brendan James New homes, renovations, extensions, contracting Mobile: Home: Ross James ELECTRICAL ec22424 BK TALBOT Transport Residential Commercial Industrial DBU Livestock Grain Gypsum Gravel Hay Contact Byron Mobile: Mobile: Hercotts Naturally Your natural building & maintenance solutions. Building & maintenance Concreting Fencing Welding & Metal fabrication For a free quote call Paul Hercott Book Club News Book: The Redeemer Author: Jo Nesbo Described as a musician, song writer, economist and author, Jo Nesbo uses all of these attributes as he weaves a story of mystery and intrigue. Several people did not finish this book and I could have been one of them, but I encouraged myself by not trying to pronounce the Norwegian place names and characters. Instead I simply learned to recognize whole words, a bit like learning to read with flash cards. After all, I did not plan to read it aloud, not all five hundred and sixty-two pages of it! The story begins at a fast pace in chapter one with a rape scene. Then on it goes with almost every evil one could think of. There is violence, racial hatred, religious bias, corruption in high places, family differences and betrayal. From Norway to civil wars in Bosnia and surrounding areas as well as the Basques in Spain, it spreads a wide area of intrigue. The story leads us down many blind alleys as we find ourselves following false clues until the very last chapter. A preliminary introduction on the first pages quotes a Bible verse from Isaiah 63:1 which says in part, that right has won the day. The title bears this out. The Macquarie dictionary describes Redeem in many different ways, including make up for. make amends for. And finally it comes to that. This is a very thrilling and chilling book. Some of our members have read more of Jo Nesbo s writing. If you like that author, you will enjoy them. Joyce Young Morning Melodies We are off again! Our first show is Monday, March 17th (St. Patrick s Day) Please book with June Ballis ASAP Under 17 s Footy Training Commences on Thursday, 27th 6 pm Any new players welcome For Sale White Kings And Homing Pigeons Phone: Lawn Mowing Lawns mowed, edges trimmed and clippings removed Call for a quote Minimum charge $22.50 Discounts for prompt payment and repeat bookings Contact: Andrew or Sarah Also servicing Kerang, Boort, Cohuna, Mitiamo 10

11 Swimming Carnival This was held in the railway dam, as this was the swimming pool. November 28, 1919 The Swimming Club held this event on Wednesday afternoon, when there was a good attendance of spectators and swimmers. The main feature was the lecture and demonstration given by Miss May Cox, Organizer of Swimming for the Education Department and one of her assistants Miss A Gillies. Miss Cox explained the department's programme for swimming and life saving. The first stage is for the Junior Certificate, for which the test is f to enter the water with a neat dive, to swim 50 yards and to float. The Senior Certificate is gained by 100 yards swim, to swim by breaststroke and also on your back without using your hands; then to enter the water fully clothed and get out of the garments while keeping on the surface; duck diving and diving feet first. For the Bronze Medallion the tests would be in swimming 150 yards, rescue and resuscitation, and entering in clothing equal to winter attire. In learning to swim the first stage was floating, followed by sculling- arms by the sides, fingers together, palms slightly hollowed, hands moving in a curve and pushing the water towards the feet. 36 Kelly Street, Monday - Friday 7.30 am 4.30 pm Monthly Specials check board Local Produce & Hampers Range of Inspirational Wall Hangings Gift ideas or spoil yourself!! Come in and have a browse Phone: Following this are various strokes; - Backstroke knees drawn up and apart, legs straightened and apart, feet brought sharply together, hands not used. This stroke is added to by the arms and hands being used as in under and over arm strokes. Breaststroke- Arms bent at sides and put straight ahead, feet together and legs bent, as arms sweep back, legs straightened, breathe out as the arms go forward inhale with the stroke. Side stroke- both arms used, legs trail. In the single over arm style the scissors kick is used. Trudgeon - Arms alternately over and back to the hip, scissor kick once to two arm strokes. Don't waggle the head, unnecessary movements use up strength which should be reserved. The Crawl - arm strokes similar to Trudgeon kick by bending the leg at the knee. While Miss Cox gave the instructions Miss Gillies demonstrated the movements and also showed duck diving, somersaults, spinning and rolling in the water. Both ladies next gave life-saving lessons, showing the breaking of the holds and methods of bringing a person out. If seized by the wrists the rescuer should quickly bring his hands inwards over the patient's arms, then downward and outward, which breaks the hold, pin the patient's arms to sides, twist him around to face away, place hands over ears, fingers towards the chin and swim out by backstroke. If seized round the neck- place left hand behind the waist, right palm under chin, fingers pinching nose, pull the waist in and force the head back, turn the patient and swim back stroke. Homemade: Pies, Pasties, Sausage Rolls, Cakes & Slices, Lasagne, Frittata All Day Breakfast Menu Hamburgers, Steak Sandwiches, Souvlaki, Burrito, Paninis, Focaccias, Sweet Chilli, BBQ or Salt & Vinegar Wraps, Salad Rolls, Wraps & Bowls Birthday Cakes & Catering Coffee Bank Stubby Holders Cramp. A swimmer in trouble should face rescuer, place his hands on the latter's shoulders, keep the arms rigid at full length and legs wide apart, while the rescuer swims by the breast stroke. Rescue by side stroke. Rescuer throws left arm over the patient's shoulder, across chest and hand under arm pit, then swims side stroke. Grip for struggling person. Turn patient so that the back is to the rescuer, slip the arms under shoulders, hands brought up and gripping on top, swim out by back stroke. The ladies gave a very thorough demonstration and their work was admired and appreciated. The competitions resulted thus-; walking the greasy pole J Meiklejohn. Boys diving, R Duncan and A Lamb equal; Men's diving, A Dean. Swimming Boys 9-10 D Wellman, F Moylan, F Wishart and R Duncan. Men J Peace. Ladies - Miss Prideaux. School Champion F Wishart, Macorna School. All Trades Home Maintenance For Decking Wall & Floor Tiling Fences, Sheds & all House Repairs Rob Alexander Phone: G L & C M Thomas Transport Proudly Providing Quality Service B Double, Single Trailers for Livestock, Wool, Tipper, General & Container Freight Clean, Reliable, Friendly Phone: Graeme:

12 Bowls Report Saturday Pennant: At last we had some bowls action! Although play on Saturday was in jeopardy not because of the heat, but because of the rain!! Thankfully, both Division 2 & 3 played away from home which was a relief given the fact that the township was without power supply and there is no way that bowlers can cope without their cuppa at afternoon tea time. Division 2 travelled to Gunbower where they took on the challenge of the players and also the greens. Mitchell Johnson should eat his heart out with the bouncers that were being delivered! The greens slightly resembled the mogul course at Sochi. Apologies to the Gunbower folk if that sounds a bit harsh. Pyramid came way with a win thanks to the strong performance of the team skipped by Lionel. Their winning margin of 17 shots was sufficient to carry the other two rinks who only lost by small totals. Results were as follows: Lionel, Marie S., Andy & Terry won on a day when everything turned to gold. Beau, Nola, Helen & Graham got off to a slow start but pegged back to draw level before finally succumbing to a shot loss. Ian, Brian, Marie N., & Andrew started strongly but the opposition regrouped after lunch and managed to grab the lead on the second last end winning Overall match scores were 68 to Gunbower 58. Division 3 enjoyed the journey to Barham Services but found the going all too tough as they fronted up to some high class opposition. The results were not absolutely indicative of the play and, if looking for a positive, all rinks made double figures. Ernie, Julie, Jean & Gladys lost Les, Alan J., Guido & Allan F. lost Charlie, John, Glenys & Robyn lost I guess the term out-classed would be the best way to sum up the day! Iconic Design - Mandy Bishop Business Cards and Invitations - standard or personal form For samples and further information, please check my website Please Note: Valuable lessons are learnt each day! For example, there are a few easy and elementary steps to changing a flat tyre. Step 1. Identify that there actually is a flat tyre. Step 2. Locate the spare tyre. Step 3. Ignore the comments of the male by-standers. Step 4. Demand that all refreshments being consumed be shared. Step 5. Read the manual. Step 6. Only phone hubby if absolutely essential. Before implementing these guide lines, avoid jinxing yourself with talk about possible cases of tyre flatness. And finally the very reason plans are made to leave a little early to get to bowls matches is not only to afford time for game preparation but to allow for the in case a flat tyre should occur situations. Well done to Marie S who handled her learning experience well. Dubious well done to her three male occupants. 60+ The guys headed to Boort to play their match last Thursday. Ernie and the Triple A boys (Alan J, Allan F & Andy) acquitted themselves well by winning two of their three matches. Other News Medley Day Star Tournament: A reminder to all that our Club will host a Medley Day Tournament next Wednesday 26 th Feb. This is a Star Tournament so we will be looking for plenty of catering assistance and probably a few players as well. The starting time is 10:00am. Ladies are asked to provide a large bowl of salad and two plates of slices or cakes. Geoff McGraw & Melb Players Visit. A group of players from the Metropolitan area will be visiting us on Thursday 27 th Feb. We will be providing a luncheon and then joining them in a game of bowls. Please place your name on the sheet at the Clubhouse if you are able to play. We need as many players as possible and, of course, there will be the catering jobs to be done. Players are asked to provide a large salad. Dress code for the day is casual attire. Bare-Foot Bowls came to an end this week after 6 weeks of competition. Congratulations to the winners. Unfortunately, this report went to print before the finals matches were played so the winning team could not be identified. Well done to Lionel for his work in organising the event, and thanks to Andy for cooking the BBQ each night. From the thirty six players (plus some fill-ins) the talent scouts have been able to identify some potential stars of the future. If you have not already been signed up, please don t feel disheartened the pay is not that good! On a more serious note, we hope that you have enjoyed your games and will feel inclined to come again next year. Need a Caterer?? Pre-School Committee is available for all your catering needs Dinners, Weddings, Birthdays, Funerals, Afternoon Teas, Clearing Sales Reasonable rates Contact: Lauren Gould Hair to Chat 19 Barber Street, for all hairdressing needs Open: Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays Also selling Pre-loved and vintage clothing 12