Remembrance Day was marked in Shepparton yesterday with a solemn service at Memorial Park.November 12, 2012 4:00am
Remembrance Day was marked in Shepparton yesterday with a solemn service at Memorial Park.
In bright sunshine a crowd of about 100 gathered to remember those who served in all wars.
Guest speaker Australian Army Lieutenant Abraham Dearmer spoke of more than 100
‘‘The numbers are truly staggering,’’ he said.
‘‘For each of the fallen there are families whose lives have been enriched by their lives and diminished by their loss.’’
Reverend Chris Shields recited the Lord’s Prayer before people filed forward to place a single blood-red poppy in remembrance.
Shepparton High School students Raquel Barolli and Hussain Alamein recited the poems In Flanders Field and We Shall Keep the Faith before Shepparton RSL president Peter McPhee delivered the Ode, the crowd repeating in unison the last line, ‘‘We will remember them’’.
The last post sounded and at the stroke of 11
People being encouraged to nominate outstanding citizens for awards by tomorrow.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Echuca's Sarah Baldwin played her 50th game for the Bendigo Thunder on Sunday.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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