The Australia Day organising committee has been working hard preparing for the Berrigan Shire activities to be held in Finley on January 26, 2013.
Arrangements are being made for a memorable day which will be held in the covered area and grounds of St Joseph’s School in Coree St, starting with breakfast at 8am.
Former Tocumwal resident Don Elgin has agreed to make an appearance at the 2013 event.
Don is very proud of the fact that Tocumwal was signed as ‘The Home of a Paralympian’ in his honour after he returned from the 1996 Paralympics.
Don is pleased to be involved in the 2013 Australia Day celebrations as MC and guest speaker.
This will be an ideal opportunity for him to catch up with his family and many friends from the past.
All schools in the Shire have shown great enthusiasm and preparedness to participate in the program, which is open to all.
The committee invites all children in the Shire to participate in the following competitions: Decorated Bike Competition; Write a short story or poem on the theme of ‘Why I like living in Australia’; Produce an Australian Flag using any medium e.g. paint, collage etc; A painting with an Australian theme; and a photo with an Australian theme.
The Australian Flag may be completed by a group, as long as it is clearly marked as such.
All entries will be displayed in the library of each town in the shire, and the winning entries will be displayed at St Joseph’s school hall on the Friday and Saturday of the celebrations.
For further information on any of the competitions phone Lesley Wilson on 5883
Further information can be obtained by contacting chairman Warwick Douglas or the secretary on 0428
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alex Smith found himself on the outer midway through last season and is pondering what went wrong at the A-League Club. The 27-year-old is currently living with his fiancee’s parents in Benalla.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
An amount of cannabis was found in a truck yesterday after police intercepted a 41-year-old driver from Echuca.
Campaspe Shire will host a workshop to help district contractors write council tenders.
The call has gone out for Kyabram residents to throw open their garage doors for Kyabram Gift Inc's annual Purple Weekend fundraiser.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
Much of the inspiration for Heathcote-based musician Doug Bruce's latest album came from driving on the McIvor Hwy, he says.
Detectives in pursuit of Australia’s most wanted man have not ruled out Cobram as a possible hiding place.
Pastoral Times managing editor discusses the complexities of modern day media at U3A presentation.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.