No one knows when or why a meerkat garden ornament took the place of a missing iron cross at St Mary's Catholic Church.ALEX BATHMAN January 24, 2014 4:24am
This meerkat garden gnome appeared on top of a gatepost at St Mary's Catholic Church on the corner of Hare and Percy streets, Echuca.
Is anyone missing a meerkat garden ornament?
The Riv noticed the meerkat perched on one of the stone pillars at St Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday afternoon.
It sat on one of the four gate pillars in place of a missing iron cross.
The church’s secretary Margaret Hart has been researching into the history of the gate for the church bulletin.
While she found that the gate has been standing for 100 years, she said that no one knows how or when one of the iron crosses was removed.
Mrs Hart also said that no one knows how or when the meerkat took it’s throne.
‘‘I don’t know how long it’s been there. I only noticed it this morning (Thursday). Maybe it will stay there and walk into church one day.’’
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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