The region's volunteers are inspirational examples of neighbourly spirit.ELAINE COONEY February 28, 2014 4:10am
Sporting and community groups jumped at the opportunity to speak about what difficulties they faced and what we, as a community, can do to help.
Following a Campaspe News article on the future of volunteering and why it was good for our health, Rochester Community House co-ordinator Amanda Logie was pleased with the feedback she received from the community.
She even picked up a few more volunteers.
Listening to these altruistic volunteers for the past few weeks, I noticed they all have one thing in common: a genuine desire to better their community and help others.
But where does this generous nature come from?
It mainly seems to be a learned attitude from their parents
He will not be pleased I’m highlighting this.
David is a volunteer with his local fire brigade and the Kotta Hall committee and was only too willing to give some of his hay to farmers in need.
He appeared to be a humble man who was surprised when I asked why he helped.
I’m sure he did not give it a second thought until I posed the question.
It seems like the country person’s way of life, nothing more.
Bamawm’s fire captain, George Calleja, told us about his emotional journey blacking out the fires near Kilmore and speaking to people who had lost property.
Again, he did not want recognition for the work he did and most of his efforts rest in the hearts and minds of the people he consoled along the way.
I’m sure there are people who will always remember the kind words George offered in their time of utter desperation.
After saving lives, animals and homes, district fire fighters and emergency service crews just change from their emergency uniforms into work or casual clothes and can be seen shopping, working or volunteering in other capacities in the district’s towns.
They don’t want medals or praise.
They are just doing their bit to make the country a safer place.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say ‘‘thank you for your amazing work’’.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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