Chrissy Weller was named Echuca's Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award on Saturday.KATHLEEN TONINI January 28, 2013 4:22am
Women and girls made a clean sweep at the Echuca Australia Day celebrations on Saturday.
Taking out the top honours was Chrissy Weller, named as the Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award.
Soccer star Jessica Pitts was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year and year 8 performer Drew Walker was named Artsperson of the Year.
No one from the Horizon Committee was at the ceremony to accept its award for Community Group of the Year, so Campaspe Shire councillor Emma Bradbury spoke about the event and accepted it in the committee’s absence.
Despite modest guest numbers and the presence of a cool early morning breeze, the Echuca Federal Band played with gusto.
Nigel Dick AM, the Australia Day Ambassador, spoke about Australia’s past struggles and its resilience in the face of challenges.
‘‘If you don’t struggle, you’ve got nothing to overcome,’’ Mr Dick said.
Greater Shepparton businesses have signed up to a new website that helps mothers find breastfeeding-friendly locations.
The talent was truly amazing at this year’s Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent competition.
‘‘Time for reflection is rare in life and in business,’’ Tatura Milk Industries chairman Barry Irvin told suppliers when delivering his end-of-financial-year report.
Bendigo trainer Debbie Wills was elated on Monday when she scored her maiden career win at Echuca with seven-year-old gelding Favela Star.
Campaspe Shire rural access officer Andrew Thomson was in Rochester for last week’s pop-up session so residents could air their concerns.
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Mitchell Shire Council thinks outside the square - and harnesses the power of youth.
Despite being scheduled to play at home this Saturday, Finley footballers and netballers will instead make the trip to Blighty.
Entries are now being taken for the 2014 St Martin Heathcote Wine Show.
Politicians and environmental groups are split over the impacts of coal seam gas extraction, with a community info day planned.
A 15-goal win to CWS was one of the highlights of Deniliquin Netball Association's return round on Saturday.
Tackling salinity in the Goulburn-Broken basin was a key element of a presentation made to an international forum in the United States last month.
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