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
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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