So who did win the duck race - and what were the best-named ducks?By Chalpat Sonti
The hot weather didn’t let up but the crowds didn’t stay away from the annual Labour Day bush market at Goulburn Park on Monday.
Plenty of people took advantage of a relatively-cooler morning to get down to the market where there was plenty to do.
However, many did stay around until 1
The sight that made Thomas Kilmartin very happy - his entrant Thomas Duck has got through the finish line of the 21st Great Duck Race first to win his buyer $1000.
And the 500 ducks again presented a great sight, though no one would have been happier than Thomas Kilmartin, whose Thomas Duck (number 93) took first prize of $1000.
Margaret ‘‘Bop’’ Sheppard was runner-up ($200) with the aptly-named So Ducking Hot (number 500), while Bruce Hall’s Showcase Duck (83) was third, netting him $100.
There was just as much interest of course in the best-named ducks.
The prizes went to Heather Hockley (Pope Beneduck), Megan Rose (Quackyard Blitz), Millie Shannon (Speedy Duckzalus) and Greg Steele (From Duckskill Dawn).
The official list of prize winners will be published in the classified section of next week’s Telegraph.
Diane Wales reported a good trade for her orchids.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
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.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
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).
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