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Friday 7 January ‘11

Kruger2Canyon

LOCAL NEWS & Letters

Dear Hoedspruit, Dear Heidi,

More police cars for rural End to areas One of the advantages of being in the Air Force is that you get to go to places where otherwise you would never go. You meet people and get to love them; they become part of your life... The disadvantage of being in the Air Force is being transferred. Picking up your roots and loosing friends along the way is never ‘lekker’.

PRETORIA - Crime fighting initiatives in the country’s rural areas have been given a major boost, with police getting more than 1 000 vehicles to carry out their duties. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said these vehicles ranged from high powered 4X4s to high-tech equipped vans and sedans. Up until the middle of December last year, the SA Police Service had added 1 385 new vehicles - earmarked for rural areas - to their existing fleet for the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 financial years. Mthethwa stressed that these rural areas did not only refer to farms but included broad

demographic areas across the country, ranging from remote areas without proper road infrastructure, to some of the worst economically affected areas in the country. ‘Where they were needed, appropriate vehicles suitable for the terrain were allocated to rural areas and in cases where it was necessary, new suitable vehicles have been purchased and ordered,’ he added. Mthethwa said the police were beginning to deploy resources evenly and effectively and this was part of a new way of doing things, innovatively and speedily. - BuaNews

Strengthening athletics in Limpopo POLOKWANE - We as Limpopo Athletics (LIMA) experienced that clubs in towns close to and next to other provinces decided that they will/want to affiliate to the neighbouring provinces. Primary and secondary schools as well as clubs properly constituted, can affiliate to LIMA in order to participate in LIMA’s athletic events/competitions. Athletics consists out of the following four disciplines: Track and Field; Cross Country Running; Road

Thank you to all the people who crossed our path during our stay in Hoedspruit the last four and a half years. Some of your will be a part of our lives forever and some helped in forming us and making us better people – thank you! Good buy and may God bless you! Stefan and Nelia van der Westhuyzen

dumping

Desiré Wright

HOEDSPRUIT – Maruleng Municipality will be showing no more tolerance towards persons dumping rubbish at the bus terminal. This according to John Seokoma, spokesperson for the municipality. On Wednesday, January 5 municipal workers cleared up dumped rubbish at the terminal accumulated ‘mostly from the lodges’ misusing the rubbish skips. ‘The rubbish skips at the terminal will be removed and smaller bins installed for use only by commuters, stall owners and business owners

at the terminal’ continued John. ‘A notice board will be erected here indicating that persons dumping refuse at the terminal will be fined R2000’ added John. ‘Lodges can register as rate payers at the municipality, whereupon their refuse will be removed from their premises by municipal workers on a regular basis. Alternatively, they can buy single use coupons to the value of R100 from the municipality to dump refuse at the Worcester dumping site’ ended John.

Running and Race Walking.

If ever I needed confirmation whether our move to Hoedspruit from Pretoria was the right one, the disaster at Pick n Pay after Christmas has confirmed it. On the morning of 25 December, Pick n Pay lost electricity. Unknown to us at the time, the power was to be off for the next 3 days. When it was restored on Monday night we had lost all perishable stock and faced the daunting task of filling our fridges and freezers in time for New Year. Our customers were wonderful! People that I greeted daily but had never spent much time with, made a detour as they entered

Pick n Pay to offer their condolences. I have had more hugs and kisses in the last 3 days compared to the last 3 years! Offers of help poured in and the spoiled items were quickly disposed of – I know the white lions ate well this week! And my managers and staff – Wow! What a bunch of super people I work with each day! The people of Hoedspruit have shown me the value of living in our little town. I know Glenn and I made the right decision to bring our family here. All the best for your newspaper in 2011. Love, Debbie

Dear Debbie, This is so heart warming and absolutely true about our Lowveld town! When you need them the most, Hoedspruiters turn up en masse and show their support. K2C

DRINKING problem?

Phone Fiona – 076 232 4454.

Group to get going!

‘Life’s challenges and difficulties discussion group. Anyone welcome. Anonymity assured. 5:30 - 6:30pm at Community Church opposite the municipal offices.’

Kruger2Canyon News Owner, Layout, Production & Advertising: Heidi Lee Smith / heidi.lee@mweb.co.za Journalist: Desiré Wright 072 698 6538 news@kruger2canyon.co.za Office: 015 793 2617 Printer: Caxton Media Print Order 7000 Weekly Distribution

Limpopo is demarcated by the following five districts: Capricorn (Central), Mopani (East), Sekhukhune (South East), Vhembe (North), Waterberg (South West). To become affiliated, forward an application letter to the secretary at Secretary, Limpopo Athletics, P O Box 2900, 0700 Polokwane. For more info please feel free to contact the secretary at 082 455 7244 or limpopoat hletics@telkomsa.net

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