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■ The Local Paper extends Seasons Greetings to all readers and advertisers. This is the final issue for 2016. Our office is now closed for the summer break. Our office re-opens on Monday, Jan. 30. First issue for 2017 will be published on Wednesday, February 8, and then every week until December 20, with the exception of Easter Wednesday (April 19). The Local Paper has a big year of expansion ahead, with a number of major advertisers already signed for the entire year. We would like to thank everyone for their massive support in our foundation year. We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

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■ Murrindindi Shire’s new-look Council is spreading a message of goodwill this Christmas. “Best wishes from Murrindindi Shire Council to everyone for a peaceful, safe and joyous Christmas and New Year. We hope to see many of you at Christmas events across the Shire in coming days,” the Councillors said in a joint unified message.

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Landmark Yea Christmas Party Photos by Ash Long

● John Ahern and Vicki White

● Ben and Cindy Coad

● Blake Krickic inspects the Landmark forklift

● Mick Kellett and Gary Tainton

● Ron Perry and Jim McCooey

● Susan and Hayley Krickic

● Bernard Moss, Verity Drysdale and John Priest

● John Tainton and Stuart Oddy

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Andrew Vlamis signs off after 44 years ■ The keys to Yea’sAmble Inn Café are due to be handed over to David Ung from Yea Bakery this week. The sale of the long-standing High St business brings a series of chapters to a close for the Vlamis family. Andrew Vlamis, now 71, came to Australia from Greece in 1969, after a 38-day boat trip. Andrew had grown up in a family of goat herders in the town of Leonidio in the southern Greece region of Peloponnese. Andrew had served in the military, rising to the rank of Sergeant, and then as an officer. In Australia, he worked on a wool press during the day, and washed dishes at night at a South Yarra restaurant. In 1972, Andrew and brother Peter made a trip to Alexandra to inspect a take-away food business that was for sale. Their car broke down on the return journey, and they were forced to stop at Yea while their car was repaired. It was here that they met Arthur, the then-proprietor of the Amble Inn Café, who was keen to sell the business which then included delicatessen and fruit-and-vegetables lines. So - on June 10, 1972 - Andrew started his link with the Amble Inn Café, which had several interludes. Family has been at the centre of the Vlamis enterprise. Brother Peter, originally a Navy mechanic, was a partner in the early years, before he ran his own fish and chip business at Upwey-Tecoma, returning to run the ‘yellow’ Yea Take-Away. Younger brother John was employed in the business, before starting his own Yarra Valley Fish and Chips business near the Lilydale Railway Station. The business grew to such an extent that Andrew worked there too for some time. Another brother, Jim, came from Greece for several years. Andrew and

● Sgt Andrew Vlamis

● Andrew Vlamis (centre) with sons Sof and Emmanuel

● Andrew Vlamis and brother Jim (and Tammy) at the Amble Inn, 1970s Jim had a partnership for some time ied psychology at RMIT; and Terry, in a footwear business in Greece. An- a VCE student, about to start Year 11 drew was to meet his wife-to-be, at Doncaster Secondary College. Andrew has seen many changes Anastasia, a fieldworker. Her father insisted that the couple be married with the business and Yea over the before she made any trip to Australia. years. He bought the business when up to The Vlamis family grew with the arrival of: Tammy, an ophthalmolo- 50 buses would be parked in High St, gist with Meadownick Laser Clinic; Yea, with tourists on the way to the Sophia, an intellectual property law- snowfields. Andrew sold the business yer; Emmanuel, who runs a carpen- in the late 1980s, travelling overseas, try business; Sof, who attained a busi- and re-commenced on September 1, ● Andrew Vlamis welcomes new owner David Ung. Photo: Adriana Vlamis ness HR degree; Adriana, who stud- 1992. The business was more of a diner, and has changed over the years to have a greater focus on take-away food. Andrew suffered a heart attack, and underwnt triple by-pass surgery. New owner David Ung and partner Leng Ngo plan to diversify into other specialties including juices, smoothies and focaccias. His family took over the Yea Bakery in 2009. In retirement, Andrew and Anastasia plan to travel overseas, renewing family links. Andrew’s mother is still alive and in her 90s. Anastasia’s parents are also alive, aged 92 and 93. The Vlamis family have involved themselves heavily in the Yea community with long links to organisations including the Yea Football Netball Club, and emergency services. Andrew and his family express their deep appreciation to the Yea community for their support and custom ● The Amble Inn Cafe pictured at right in a photograph of High Street, Yea, circa 1950. over the decades.


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● Winning Sister Olive trainer Clive Balfour congratulated by Debbie Baynes of Foodworks, on behalf of Michael and Tina Reddrop

Yea Races Photos by Ash Long

● Sister Olive winning jockey Courtney Pace, Denis Smith in background

● From left: Lorraine Glen, Sandra Cocks, Sharyn Kilmartin, Heath Berceval, Tony Glen, Mal Fry, Davina Fry, Dick Cocks and Beryl Liddicott

● Bernard Saundry, CEO of Racing Victoria, with Cindy McLeish MLA

● John Bett and David Anderson of Yea Rotary

● Alyssah Chivnall, Ashleigh Smith, Wayne Potter, Monique Bernett, Mitchell Frost

● Declan and Justine Baker of Country Woodfired Pizza

● Dave Lawrence and Lisa Hanley


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■ Every best wish to farmer Doug Drysdale, of Homewood, who is recovering in a Melbourne hospital after suffering a broken leg while working with sheep.

Friday market ■ A Twilight Market will be held on Friday (Dec. 23) at Rotary Park, Alexandra. The 4.30pm8.30pm event will include arts and craft,

clothing and accessories, collectables and bric-a-brac, local produce, plants and jewellery.

Siblings strife

■ A brother and sister, fairly new to Yea, racked up close to $3000 in fines last week within the space of two hours. Local Police issued infringement notices for unlicensed driving (him), unregistered vehicle (both), and being a learner driver without being accompanied by a licensed

● Spark Elward ■ We have fond memories of Spark Elward. He has been a keen supporter of The Local Paper. Spark and his brothers attended the Waranga-North East Football Association reunion at Yea in August.

Great bike ride ■ The Yea High School newsletter says that the 28 students, five parents and four staff who set out on the 527-km Great Victorian Bike Ride from Halls Gap to Geelong, rode over 18,500 kms together, lined up for 296 showers, and put up and dismantled 259 tents.

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Railway Hotel, Yea, traces origins back to 1891-92

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with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.36.34.45. By using that charm on all around you the chance or choice of a life time could present itself. Many singles could decide to make a permanent romantic relationship. Contacts from the past should be friendly. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: White Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 6.2.3.5. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.26.29.8.11. Not wise to mix business with pleasure, almost anything started for this period had an element of success attached to it. sudden changes for many.

Council considers Get well ■ Tonight (Wed.), Doug Murrindindi Shire

Councillors are due to resume discussion on how they will communicate with ratepayers. The Local Paper is the only weekly newspaper to have a meaningful readership in the Glenburn, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Kinglake, Castella, Toolangi, Pheasant Creek and Kinglake West areas. The Local Paper has more than double the readership of any other weekly paper in the region.

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● The Commercial Railway Hotel, Yea, built in 1891-92 ■ Age journalist Richard Cornish’s feature on reasons to visit Yea were welcome this month. He traced the origins of the Peppercorn Hotel back to 1860 ... which seems to be 30 years too many. According to the Yea and District Historical Society, Thomas Carison of Alexandra, was entrusted with the erection of the 12-roomed brick building in Station St, Yea, in June 1891. Thomas Smedes Carison, born New York, USA, arrived in Melbourne in 1856 and resided at Alexandra. He built the Shire Hall at Alexandra. William Oliver intended the building for refreshment rooms, opposite the Yea Railway Station, which had opened in November 1883. The enterprise did a thriving business withj rail travellers, being strategically located opposite the station, with trains halted for a 20minute refreshment break. By August 1892, architect and surveyor Norman Hitchcock was engaged in preparing and supervising additions to the Railway Hotel. William Oliver, aged 63, and a resident of Yea for 39 years, died at the Railway Hotel in January 1900. He had been the proprietor of the old Muddy Creek Hotel, situated between the sites of the Borrie Blacksmith Shop and the Empire Store.

● John Foreman ■ There is a keen Murrindindi contingent that makes its way annually to Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne for the 2pm and 8pm New Years Eve performances by the Australian Pops Orchestra. The showa, conducted by John Foreman, and hosted by Denis Walter, will feature Silvie Paladino and Marina Prior. The pair starred in Les Miserables a quarter-of-a-century ago, say publicists. The night features the 65-piece Australian Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets: On sale now from $70. Available from www.arts centremelbourne.com. au or Box Office on 1300 182 183.

GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Violet Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 2.3.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.34.40.45. A very busy period in which most will have to be careful in making any decisions that concern others and their assets wiser to separate love and career dealings for now. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.36.39.5 Many will be tying up loose ends and some will be extracting themselves out of difficult situations. On the domestic scene meant will be re arranging furniture changing address and their lifestyle, improvements are indicated. LEO: (July 23- August 22) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.24.40.33. Think before you say anything that could lose support where you need it most. For many travel plans could be altered or deferred. Later in this period people could be more inclined to listen to your careful thought out plans. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.25.24.40.44. A lot will depend on how you handle the family budget, now is the time to pay bills and return favors. Check the small print before signing anything. Some could get caught between waring friends and find it hard to stay neutral. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.34.40.45. Irritations or outside influences could interfere with personal relationships, so keep your cool. Although this is a progressive period things are not what they seem to be so get everything in writing. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Peach Lucky Day: Green Racing Numbers: 9.6.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 9.12.26.35.40.45. Far distant places or persons could be important in your future planning. No the time to take risks with any shared assets, avoid speculating on the unknown. SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20) Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.35.40.45. Not too easy to keep the peace in any close relationship. Someone close could be experiencing problems and need your help. On almost all levels stability returns. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2.3.5.6. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.29.6.14.45. A very moody influence around you and you will need to make quite an effort to keep organized. Good chance of an opportunity to bring some of your dreams to reality. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.9. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.25.8.36.30. For the patient ones things are about to return to normal. If planning major moves ponder on who gets the most benefit, for now it is wiser to stay with the one you know best. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.7. Lotto Numbers: 7.15.29.38.4.33. Someone could irritate you so don't take their remarks too personally. For those with the get up and go very many changes coming up and more success is indicated. Luck in a hunch that could pay up.

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Obituaries Mr Ross Sichlau

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‘Christmas Story’ at St Luke’s, Yea

● From left: Samuel Crosbie, Sue Carpenter, Josh Dredge, Oliver Dredge, Nina Callander, Matilda Underhill, Chloe Tomlinson, Emeli Brunt, Fr Thomas Leslie, Liam Harrison

● Ross Sichlau ■ Burial at Yea Cemetery on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 15) took place after a service at W.D. Rose Funeral Home, Brighton on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 14) for Mr Ross Harvey Sichlau, who died at age 70. Published tributes included those from the Victoria Golf Club, where he was a member for 37 years; and Melbourne Stock Exchange Cricket Club, where he was Secretary, with condolences expressed to Marg, Caroline and Michael. He was father-in-law to Jason and Kimberley; he was grandfather of Flynn, Emma,Abigail, Ella and Will. Mr Sichlau, born on March 22, 1946, died on December 7. He was son of Maisie and Lou Sichlau (both dec.) of Yea.

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■ A former Highlands State School teacher, Mr John William ‘Jack’ Isles, has died at the age of 89. Following his passing on December 7, a service was held at Nielsen Funeral Chapel, Warragul, on Monday, December 12. He was husband of Mary (dec. ) for 66 years; father and father-in-law to John and Barb, Jeff and Julie, Graeme, Ken and Maree, Rod and Sue. He was centre-half-forward in the Yea football premiership side of 1950.

■ The Rotary Art Show in Yea has this month scored a mention in State Parliament. Cindy McLeish, Eildon MLA, spoke of the annual event in the Legislative Assembly, while Creative Victoria was under debate. “We have other art shows. There is the Yea Rotary Art Show, and there are art shows in Alexandra, Kinglake and Marysville,” Ms McLeish said. “At Yea there was hay bale art, which was something amazing. There are open studios in the shires of Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges, and in Nillumbik at the Bend of Islands there are some wonderful artists. “Syd Tunn and Ona Henderson have done some great work with emus. They have Jessica Rae, Tim Read and Sally Howell in this small community. “The gallery at Tarrawarra hosts wonderful exhibitions. It has had the Archibald Prize - the Archies - and Healesville has hosted Not the Archies. “We have chainsaw art. In fact there are a couple of great chainsaw artists. You will see examples of this in both Kinglake and Marysville. “Art is very much alive in rural and regional Victoria,” Ms McLeish said.

Noah, 12, capped

■ A ‘capping’ ceremony was due to be held on Monday night (Dec. 19) where Yea Tigers junior cricketer was to receive his cap for the Country Week team in which he will represent the region in matches against sides including Gippsland and Ferntree Gully. Noah is due to participate in six matches, plus any finals that may be reached by his side.

Drainage works

● Seated (from left): Stephen Clue, Nina Callander, Emeli Brunt, Chloe Tomlinson, Matilda Underhill, Oliver Dredge, Josh Dredge, Samuel Crosbie and Liam Harrison. Standing: Fr Thomas Leslie.

Taped metings

● Ted Woods ■ A Yea Football Club from the 1950s has died. Ted Woods was best known for his involvement with the East Brighton Football Club where he played 100 games. He was that club’s Under 18 coach for 18 years, winning flags in 11 of those years. Woods notched 102 games during his playing career, and wore spectacles on the field. He was a “fair exponent of the stab pass”. A funeral service was held at Allison Monkhouse Brighton Chapel on Thursday, afternoon (Dec. 15).

News Briefs Art Show mention

■ Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass says all Council meetings should be recorded. Murrindindi Shire Council does not record its proceedings. Ms Glass, in a 184page report, said that some Councils were inappropriately closing meetings to the public to avoid embarrassment or reputation damage. Only 16 of Victoria’s 79 council make audio or video recordings of their meetings readily available to the public, says The Age. Ms Glass also called for the mandatory training of all Councillors.

■ Murrindindi Shire Council proposes drainage works on the road reserve at the rear of the properties at 56 and 72 Seal Rock Road, Buxton, which will concentrate and divert the drainage flowing from the road. Submissions may be made concerning this matter before January 11.

Camps in New Year ■ Term 1 in 2017 commences for Yea High School students on Tuesday, January 31. Staff will be at the school one day earlier. Book collection day is timetabled for Tuesday, January 24. The Year 7 camp is scheduled for February 8-10. The Year 8 is due to be held on February 15-17.

On Risk Register ■ Several schools in the west of Murrindindi Shire have been placed on the Bushfire AtRisk Register. These are: Flowerdale PS, Kinglake West PS, Middle Kinglake PS and Kinglake PS. ● Stephen Clue, Liam Harrison, Fr Thomas Leslie Guests were encouraged to ■ St Luke's Kids' Club concluded for 2016 with a nativity sing along with the carols. Donations of items for the St play and carol singing. Parents and friends were en- Luke's Christmas hampers were tertained by nine children as they blessed. Organisers look forward to dramatised the story of the birth Kids' Club continuing in Yea in of Jesus. To supplement the cast, Fr 2017 with plenty of games, stoThomas Leslie and Sue Carpen- ries, singing, craft and snacks to ter filled in as shepherd and ‘wise start Wednesday afternoons. - Joy Clayton person’.

Plan for K’lake West ■ A Planning Scheme amendment and planning permit are proposed by Murrindindi Shire Council to facilitate a service station at Kinglake West. The amendment has been made at the request of the landowners, Angelo and Giuseppe Bonaddio. The amendment applies to

1274 Whittlesea-Yea Rd, Kinglake West, which is is a 2.04 hectare site situated on the east side of the road about 163 metres north of the intersection of Whittlesea-Yea Rd and Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. It is on the other side of the road to the old Kinglake West General Store which was destroyed in the 2009 fires.

The matter is due to be considered at the meeting of the Murrindindi Council due to be held at Alexandra tonight (Wed.). The plan involves a service station, convenience shop, postal agency, food and drink premises and associated car parking and signs on ‘rural living zone’ land.

At Alexandra SC ■ Alexandra Secondary College students were kept busy last week with a number of trips. Early in the week, pupils were on an excursion to Lake Mountain for a day of activities including the flying fox, tube runs and laser skirmish. Last Thursday (Dec. 15) saw students split into two destination groups – Funfields in Whittlesea, and Go Jump in Shepparton.

Progressive farms ■ Hughes Creek Catchment Collaborative is gauging the level of interest in a Progressive GroupProgressive Farming Group. An active group of young farmers is envisaged. The idea is to tap into the collective local farming knowledge, but also to explore innovative techniques to improve productivity and farm outcomes.

Annual report ■ Murrindindi Shire Council has released its Annual Report for the 12 months ending June 30, 2016. The document includes the financial report for the year. The report may be inspected at the Council’s website.


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Local People Postings to cease ■ The Local Paper salutes Michael Minter who has operated the yea.com.au website for the past 10 years. Michael has just announced that he will cease postings. He says sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter provide alternatives, “combinedx with an ongoing lack of support from quite a few organisations in the Yea area”, has led to his decision. The site will continue with a few changes. Weather information continues to be a popular attraction. Michael Minter paid special thanks to Karen Anstey who helped with running the website for a number of years.

What The Papers Say Service awards

■ Linda Woldhuis was one of 20 Seymour Health staff recognised for their dedicated service at last month’s annual meeting. Mrs Woldhuis has been a member of staff for an impressive 35 years, while Nan O’Brien and Dianne Henry were acknowledged for their 30 years of service. Eighteen other staff were recognised for years of service, ranging between 10 and 25 years. - Seymour Telegraph

Cancer tracking

■ Breast-cancer survivors across Yarra Ranges are being asked to consider taking part in a 12-233K Cancer Council Victoria trial aimed at tracking activity benefits post breast cancer treatment. CCV spokesman Joseph Regan said although increasing physical activity after a breast cancer diagnosis had been shown to improve survival and other health outcomes, research showed that 84 per cent of women who had had breast cancer did not meet physical activity guidelines. - Mountain Views Mail, Healesville

Best in decades

■ Mansfield’s hay season has been a standout example of just how quickly things can turn around in 12 months as the district cuts hay high in both volume and quality. Farmers are anecdotally cutting 10 times more bales off the same paddocks as last year, as clover and rye thicken pastures that were little more than dust. A wet winter, combined with a mild and wet spring, has seen growing conditions that are just now beginning to go off. Craig Jones has been a hay contractor for 30 years, and said this season was one of the best he had seen. - Mansfield Courier

Councillors on tour

■ Strathbogie Shire Councillors and executive management boarded a bus to explore current and upcoming capital work projects and potential actions for the next council plan and budget. - Euroa Gazette

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Emergency planning talks ■ Discussion on the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee is scheduled to be held in a confidential section of the Murrindindi Shire Council meeting due to be held at 6pm tonight (Wed.) at Alexandra. The plan will be discussed in a closed part of the meeting as it is considered that the report may prejudice Council or a member of the public.

Move on leases

■ Murrindindi Shire Council is proposing to discontinue unused roads on Crown Land at Leckie Park, Alexandra, os that leases with the Alexandra Bowling Club and Alexandra Tennis Club can be finalised.

Reports from Crs

■ Murrindindi Shire Councillors are each due to deliver portfolio reports when they meet tonight (Wed.) at 6pm at the Alexandra chambers: Cr Margaret Rae (land use planning), Cr Jackie Ashe (economic development), Cr Eric Lording (infrastructure and waste), Cr Leigh Dunscombe (corporate and customer services), Cr Bec Bowles (natural environment and climate change), and Cr Charlie Bisset Mayor and delegated reports).

Mums meet at Alexandra

● From left: Carren and Olivia Wood, Rachel and Ollie Lynch, Rachel and Charles Wall, Alison and Zara Crouch. Absent: Jacqueline and Jack Lilley. ■ The Alexandra Maternal and caring for baby's teeth. Child Health Centre has welA Council spokeswoman says comed its newest mothers group. ioining a group like this is a great The new mums meet from way to meet other young parents 1pm on Mondays at the Perkins and find out about raising healthy, Street Centre to discuss life with happy children. a new baby and to learn new skills For further information , conand share advice. tact Council's Maternal and Guest speakers also visit the Child Health Nurse, Janet centre regularly to educate par- Aldous, on 5772 0399 (Mondays ents on infant diet, speech and or Fridays).

Around The Region Marysville Steels Creek

■ There has been some suggestions about creating an SMS-based service for Steels Creek. The service might be used for community reminders, event notifications, and some general communications. Those interested can advise their mobile number(s) to thegrapevine @steelscreek.vic.au

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■ St Luke’s Anglican Parish will hold a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 11.30pm. On Christmas Day aFamily Eucharist will be held at 9.30am. Sacred Heart Church Catholic Parish has its Christmas Eve Carols Service at 9.30pm and Midnight Mass 10pm. Christmas Day service is at 10.30am.

■ Lions District Governor Brian Buchanan came from Croydon to Marysville for the wind-up dinner held at The Vibe. Trustees of the District’s Disaster Relief Trust came from Rowville, Croydon, Warrandyte, Seymour and Whittlesea. Also present was Zone Chairman Ron Hedger from Alexandra.

Narbethong

■ The Narbethong Community Christmas Barbecue was held at the Narbethong Hall on Friday, December 9, advises the Marysville Triangle News. The barbecue was provided by the committee, with locals putting on a wonderful show of their culinary delight.

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Yan Yean Rd works

■ The $131 million upgrade of Yan Yean Rd is a step closer with the State Government inviting construction companies to submit expressions of interest in the project. Works to fix a 3.9-km stretch of the notorious road between Diamond Creek Rd and Kurrak Rd are due to start in mid-2017. - Whittlesea Leader

Yea Red Cross ■ At the last monthly sub.committee meeting of the above, held in the Shire hall, reports were received from the treasurer and from various collectors, and some of these show that the people of the Yea district are prepared to support the policy of voluntary subscriptions as adopted by the society. The district has been mapped into different sections and collectors appointed for each, each collector being given the power to appoint sub collectors to help collect in his or her district. In one or two instances the collectors have found it difficult to get in touch with everyone in the district appointed them, and steps are now being taken to afford them some relief. and it is hoped that by the New Year every part of the Shire will be doing its full share in helping this noble cause

From Our Boys ■ The following letter has been received by Mrs R. Vining, of Yea, from her son Private P. J. Vining, who was previously reported wounded, and is now in an hospital at Oxford, England : Tigne Hospital, Malta, Oct. 14th, 1915. MY DEAR MOTHER, - Just a few lines to let you know that I am not too bad, although I am in the hospital. I suppose you will have received a cable by the time this reaches you telling you that I have been wounded. But, Dear Mum, don't worry, I am not too bad. I got a shrapnel pellet in the left ankle. It went in just above the ankle on the outside, and did not come out. The pellet is now in the joint on the inside. It won't take much to get it out, as you can see where it is. I don't know when they are going to take it out, but I wish they would hurry up as it is very painful. There is one good thing, it did not break any bones. When it was done I could move my ankle and toes about easily. Now, Dear Mum how I came to get hit, came out of the trenches at 11 o'clock for 24 hours spell in supports. Had dinner, and was down at the cook house waiting for some more chaps to go on water fatigue. I was sitting down in a door way about 2 feet wide at about 1.40p.m. when suddenly we heard a shell coming. Of course I made a duck to get behind some sand bags. but was not quite quick enough, and, of course, caught one. Two of us got hit. The other chap got it through the calf of the right leg, We were carried down to the beach and sent on to the hospital boat. One of the men who carried me down to the beach was terribly unlucky. He had just left me and got about 20 yards on his way home when be got a piece of shrapnel through the shoulder, breaking the bone. But, Mum, don't worry, I am not too bad. They say I will get a trip to England with it, so that won't be too bad. Funny, too, Donald Drysdale and I were the only two left out of the Yea boys who came away to gether. All the others had gone away sick. Now Donald is left on his own. Oh, well, Dear Mum, no more now, as I will write you a longer letter next week, so I will wind up with kindest regards to all the Yea people and lots of love to all at home, not forgetting yourself, and love to all re lations. I am, Dear Mum Your affectionate son. PERCY

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Poll on link road

■ The Andrews Government’s promise to build a $10 billion toll road through Melbourne’s northeast has not yet been funded. The North East Link, connecting the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway, will be jointly funded by the Government and the private sector. Planning for the project will begin in the new year. - Diamond Valley Leader

From Our Files, December 1915.

● Representatives from the CFA, SES, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria gathered with Indi MHR Cathy McGowan and the Telstra team on Thursday to celebrate the launch of the Devil River mobile phone base station. Mobile phone coverage and high speed data is said to be a boon for safety and tourism for the area.

■ The annual distribution of prizes in connection' with St Luke's Church of England Sunday school took place on Sunday afternoon, when theRev. O. Seward, ofAlexandra, presented the prizes to the successful scholars. BIBLE CLASS. - Lily Coles 1, Ethel Bloomer 2, Olive Buckland 3 FIRST CLASS.-Lorrimar Wall and FlorrieAldous, equal, 1, Elsie Dean 2. Doris Wild3 SECOND CLASS. Maggie Bloomer 1, Fred Smith 2, Robert Smythe 3 THIRD CLASS. - Endle Wall 1, Hilda Aldous 2, Vida Underwood 3 FOURTH CLASS. - Kathleen Bloomer1.


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■ The young Tigers travelled on Friday night to Kilmore to play the last game before Christmas. Kilmore had nine players and Yea had 11 so Oliver Bree agreed to play on his cousin’s side to even things up, and this made for an interesting contest with Andrew and Oliver playing against one another. Yea batted first and some good partnerships saw its boys and girl getting to a total of 83 from 20 overs . Kilmore batted well and were a bit more consistent and with 24 extras bowled by Yea, the Tigers only went down by 12 runs with Kilmore scoring 95 in a nice close game played with good spirit. The young Tigers have the next six weeks off and will come back at the start of the new school year raring to go. Merry Christmas and safe new year to all players and parents. Training will resume on Wednesday, January 25, and the first game will be on Friday, January 27.

Yea U14 Cricket

■ Yea Under 14s travelled to Leckie Park Alexandra to take on the ladder leaders on Saturday. Yea had strike bowlers Ruby O'Dwyerand Monty Lawson back in the side and the pair combined to have Alexandra reeling at 3/7 after four overs. The Tigers fieldsmen were doing a great job supporting their bowlers. Leo HalfordMolinaro picked up two wickets in the tenth over with some help from old mate Austen Ross who clung to a classic at square leg. The Tigers eventually dismissed Alexandra for 66 in the 21st over. Our batsmen had experienced some major problems coping with turf pitches earlier this season and would have to bat sensibly to make the runs. Coach Dan looked to reliable Abby Christie to shield some of our more ambitious stroke makers from Alexandra's opening bowlers and the turf wicket. Abby produced a captain's nock batting until the 11th over. Opening partner Oscar Lawson then set about anchoring the innings, as wickets frequently fell around him. Oscar retired on 30 with Yea in a seemingly unbeatable position at 5/58 after 20 overs. However, Reece ‘Stokesy’ Hargreaves quickly learnt that crickets a funny game as he suddenly found himself facing a hat-trick ball with his team capitulating at 7/65, just two runs short of victory. Stokesy dug in and helped Ruby guide the team to victory. The Tigers finished on 9/73 after 24 overs. The Tigers find themselves in a good position at the half way point of the season. Word on the street is that there could be a major signing out of Glenburn over the Christmas holiday period, which would further enhance the Tigers’ already realistic prospects of snaring back to back premierships. The team wishes Abby, Ruby and their Northern Rivers region side good luck in the State Championships which will be played in January. - Chris Slevin

Yea Midweek Golf

■ Some 18 golfers playing in six teams of three, contested Wednesday’s Ambrose at Yea Golf Club. With the course looking fantastic, it was a fun way to celebrate this time of year, with a Kris Kringle and the ladies providing a lovely lunch afterwards. Winners with a score of 68 (11 1/3 handicap) net 56 1/3 were Vicki Clements, Vicki Butler and Alan Pell. Second were Jeff and Sue Aurisch with Karen Sangster with 73 (13 2/3) net 59 1/3. Alan also won the NTP on the 11th hole.

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■ Turn to Page 22 for more sports results, including cricket, bowls and races. The Local Paper’s first issue in 2017 will be on Wednesday, February 8.

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Local Politics

‘Tail between legs over dog laws’: MP ■ Daniel Andrews's State Labor Government has been forced to back down on proposed laws that would restrict the operation of registered dog breeders. Cindy McLeish , State MLA for Eildon, said the back down proved the Andrews Government had failed to consult with the community about the changes. "Daniel Andrews has his tail between his legs after failing to work with ethical dog breeders in attempting to overhaul Victoria's domestic animal legislation," Ms McLeish said. The proposed legislation was withdrawn from the Victorian Parliament following recommendations made by a Parliamentary Committee that investigated its impact on the community. A key finding of the inquiry was that "consultation with rel-

● Cindy McLeish MLA evant stakeholders with regard to the bill was inadequate". "Clearly Labor failed to consult industry and local government about their laws which were originally designed to crack down on illegal puppy farms," Ms McLeish said. "Whilst it is important that we crack down on cruel and

unethical puppy farms, many pedigree dog breeders would have been unfairly forced to dramatically change their business operations if these laws were passed." Ms McLeish said that she had received an overwhelming response from local dog breeders concerned the new laws would be too strict. "Many breeders are already registered and are required to comply with strict industry standards. “Labor's red tape would have been manifestly unfair on the people who treat animals with love and respect. "I trust an embarrassed Daniel Andrews will now work with the Coalition and the community to ensure we get the right outcomes when it comes to animal welfare, " Ms McLeish said.

Summer Living

Prepare your home for bushfire season ■ “Summer is definitely here. For most of us it means beach trips and barbecues with friends. It also brings much hotter weather and the chance of bushfires,” says mygenerator.com.au founder LachlanAdams. “Preparation for bushfire season should be a year-round task, but if you haven’t started yet, here are some tips to help as a guide and remember it’s never too late to make preparations to protect your home and family. ■ Trees and plants provide fuel for fires. Remove the build up of dead branches, bark or shrubs ■ If you’re planting a garden, plant trees away from the house so limbs and branches don’t hang over your roof and drop leaves in gutters. These can ignite quickly if burning embers fall on them. ■ Clean leaves from your roof, gutters and downpipes ■ Remove all flammable material that is within 20 metres of your property. This includes flammable liquids and newspapers or cardboard that you have stockpiled for recycling. “No-one wants to be impacted by a bushfire. Often there is nothing that can be done to stop damage, but if you follow the above small tips you will have at least given your place every chance of surviving if a bushfire is in your area. “All Australians should be removing any dead and dry material around their property. People should also trim low lying branches two metres from the ground. “There are also a number of items that can help in a bushfire situation: ■ During a bushfire, power and water may be cut off and this often happens in advance. A small power generator will allow your family access to small appliances and allow laptops and phones to continue to be charged. ■ Portable battery radios allow people to listen

● Lachlan Adams to news updates ■ Good quality torches and long life batteries are imperative ■ Packed bag with fresh clothes which can be easily carried ■ A quality high-pressure fire fighting pump to help with any small spot fires and to water your garden/foliage on your property in preparation “If you do live in a bushfire zone please organise a bushfire plan with your family and make sure everyone knows what it is, where they need to go if they get separated and what items they can grab quickly if they are forced to evacuate,” Mr Adams said. “If families take the time to make the necessary preparations they will have a better chance to keep their home and family safe this bushfire season.

● Organisations and individuals representing volunteer based community groups are invited to apply for Volunteer Grants 2016 funding. These grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. They provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. They are part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life. Grants of between $1000 and $5000 each will allow organisations to buy much needed equipment, such as computers, or help with training volunteers, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks. Phone: 1800 020 283 and/or grants@dss.gov.au

Local People Yea-Kinglake RSL

■ As we near Christmas 2016, the YeaKinglake RSL Sub-Branch asks that we spare a thought for our troops overseas in 1916 as Christmas drew near. “ANZAC veterans in Egypt had been reinforced, moved to France and endured the battles of Fromelles, Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, suffering nearly 30.000 casualties,” said Sub-Branch President Jeffrey Swain. “Australian troops on the Western Front in December 1916, many quartered at Flers, were enduring an appalling winter. The battles of 1917 to come would be even more desperate. “The Australian Light Horse in the Middle East Theatre, in defence of the Suez Canal, had captured the Turkish outpost at Jitjaffa and stopped the Turkish advance at the Battle of Romani. “Advancing into the extreme conditions of the Sinai Desert, they captured El Arish on December 21, 1916. “Major General Harry Chauvel'sANZAC Mounted Division and the Imperial Camel Corps would fight the Battle of Magdhaba on December 23, 1916 against an entrenched Turkish garrison; after which the garrison withdrew. “The capture of Magdhaba and El Arish in the northern Sinai near the border with Palestine helped open the way for the successful allied campaign in Palestine in the years ahead,” Mr Swain said.

From Rob Mitchell

■ The MHR for McEwen, Rob Mitchell, sends this Christmas message to readers of The Local Paper: “Another year has flown by, with elections and world events making it seem both long and short, all at once - and now Christmas is just around the corner,” Mr Mitchell said. “However you spend your time this holiday season, whatever your traditions are, I hope you have a safe and wonderful festive season. “This is a good time to remember, even in a nation as blessed and lucky as ours, not all of us will be fortunate enough to spend this time with family and friends. “I understand that Christmas and the holidays can be the loneliest time of the year for some. “If you are without family or companionship this year, please reach out and our community will be there to help you. Whether it is a shared meal or even just a warm hug support is there when you need it. “For some of us, work doesn't stop at this time of year. In particular, I would like to thank the police, the firefighters, the ambulance officers, the nurses, the emergency personnel, the charities and volunteers who will continue to work tirelessly for our community through this period. “I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and wish everyone and happy and safe 2017,” Mr Mitchell said.

Steph Ryan says

■ The MLA for Euroa, Steph Ryan, says: “With Christmas fast approaching and the arrival of 2017 just around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Euroa electorate a very merry Christmas, and a happy, safe and prosperousNewYear. “The Christmas holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends. “It has been an absolute privilege to represent and work for the people of Euroa in 2016. For me it has been a busy and fulfilling second year in politics and I have greatly enjoyed the diversity of the individuals, groups and organisations I have worked with to help make our region a better place. “I hope everyone enjoys their time over the Christmas and New Year period, but also remains vigilant and safe on the roads, in our waterways, pools, out in nature and even in the backyard. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to shop locally and to support our local traders and economy during this time as you purchase Christmas gifts and goodies,” Ms Ryan said.


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YEA RACE CLUB SUMMER MEETING

CENTRAL BOWLS DIVISION RESULTS

NORTHERN METRO CRICKET ASSOCIATION

YEA TIGERS CRICKET CLUB REPORT

■ Results. Saturday, December 17. Race 1. Restricted Trophy. 2100m. 1st, $1288. 2nd, $476. 3rd, $350. 1. Earn A Quid, SP $6. 2. Nine Mile Sniper, $2.25. 3. Regal Master, $13. 4. Mozart’s Dream, $4.50. 5. Bar Date, $5. Race 2. Restricted Trophy. 1200m. 1st, $1288. 2nd, $476. 3rd, $350. 1. Keep Digging, $5. 2. Ragtime, $3.50. 3. Secret Place, $21. 4. Hay Buddy, $4.50. 5. Giftant, $8.50. 6. Cinderally, $7. 7. Show ‘em Jack, $4.75. Race 3. Maiden Plate. 1300m. 1st, $1288. 2nd, $476. 3rd, $350. 1. Miss Coubie, $10. 2. Stormus, $4.75. 3. Mirabilly, $4.75. 4. Token Gesture, $3.50. 5. Commanderbrae Hana, $11. 6. Dad n Bri Bri’s Shed, $9. 7. Millusion Beach, $17. 8. La Monet, $5. Race 4. Trophy Race. 1300m. 1st, $1288. 2nd, $476. 3rd, $350. 1. Know This, $11. 2. Decuct, $4.75. 3. Punton Bernardini, $5.50. 4. Clever Costa, $11. 5. True Brave, $21. 6. Deni Flyer, $5. 7. Avon Country, $9. 8. Luskin Belle, $7.50. 9. Frisky No More, $5.50. 10. Jill’s Generosity, $21. Race 5. Restricted Trophy (3). 3000m. 1st, $1611. 2nd, $595. 3rd, $437. 1. Mr Schiller, $1.90. 2. It Could Be You, $6.50. 3. Sanctuary, $2.88. 4. Befitting, $12. Race 6. Restricted Trophy (3). 1560m. 1st, $1288. 2nd, $476. 3rd, $350. 1. Maldonado (NZ), $4. 2. Kai Glow, $6. 3. Eclair Raider, $16. 4. Lubricate, $2.50. 5. Charitable, $6. 6. Make Believe Diva, $21. 7. Diamond The Lad, $6.50.

■ Saturday. Division Two Round 10. Results. Saturday, December 17. Seymour 1 72, 13 d Wallan Yellow 68, 3. Alexandra Maroon 70, 12 d Kilmore White 68, 4. Kilmore Blue 90, 16 d Seymour 47, 0. Broadford 80, 12 d Seymour VRI 66, 4. Ladder. 1. Kilmore Blue, 162.5, 135. 2. Alexandra Maroon, 127.71, 124. 3. Wallan Yellow, 106.43, 96. 4. Seymour 1, 114.43, 93. 5. Broadford, 992.29, 86. 6. Kilmore White, 96.58, 80. 7. Seymour VRI, 87.81, 75. 8. Seymour 2, 87.52, 61. 9. Alexandra Blue, 62.92, 28. 10. Wallan White, 46.67, 6. Fixture. Round 11. Saturday, January 14. Broadford v Alexandra Blue. Kilmore Blue v Alexandra Maroon. Seymour VRI d Kilmore White. Wallan White d Seymour 1. Wallan Yellow d Seymour 2.

house), 103 (K.R. Aitken), 105 (D.P. Fitzpatrick), 106 (N. Stella), 108 (K. Martin). 2nd Innings - Heidelberg West 3rd XI J.L. Bulman, c L. Martin, b J. Green ............. 2 K. More, c. J. Gaffee, b J. Green .................. 5 D. O’Sullivan, not out ..................................... 11 L. McNeil, not out ......................................... 12 H.J. Bulman, dnb M. Harris, dnb R. Gall, dnb A. Baker, dnb D. Scott, dnb A. Peters, dnb J. Owens, dnb Extras (nb 0, w 2, b 0, lb 0) .............................. 2 Total ............................................................ 2/32 Overs ............................................................. 5.0 F.O.W.: 5 (K. Moore), 14 (J.;N. Bulman) Ladder. 1. Rivergum 3rd XI, 42. 2. Heidelberg West 3rd XI, 40. 3. Camrea 2nd XI, 37. 4. Bundoora Park 3rd XI, 33. 5. Preston Druids 4th XI, 28. 6. Kinglake, 12. 7. Keon Park 3rd XI, 12. Fixture. Round 9. Saturday, January 7. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Camrea 2nd XI. Kinglake - Bye. Keon Park 3rd XI v Rivergum 3rd XI. Preston Druids 4th XI v Heidelberg West 3rd XI. Round 10. Saturday, January 14. Bundoora Park 3rd XI - Bye. Rivergum 3rd XI v Heidelberg West 3rd XI. Kinglake v Camrea 2nd XI. Preston Druids 4th XI v Keon Park 3rd XI.

The Tigers look forward to bouncing back after the Christmas break. - Andrew Butterworth ■ The club would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Milo cricket for the youngsters will resume again on February 3. Also a massive thank you must go to Dan O'Dwyer, Aiden McSpeerin, Nathan Beattie, Ethan Aldous, Jack and Abby Christie for running the Milo cricket sessions this year, the club and the parents all very much appreciate your efforts.

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■ Midweek. Round 10. Results. Tuesday, December 13. Eildon 86, 16 d Wallan 54, 0. Seymour 103, 16 d Alexandra 52, 0. Seymour VRI 89, 16 d Kilmore 63, 0. Yea 87, 16 d Broadford 63, 0. Eildon 86, 16 (Lynette Sproles 25, 2. Rodney McGowan 31, 2. Lenonado, Di-Bella 30, 2. Side Points, 10) d Wallan 54, 0 (Joy Marshall 19, 0. Gregory Cowan 21, 0. Denis Marshall 14,0). Seymour 103, 16 (Robert Brown 31, 2. Gladys Burgoyne 42, 2. Dianne Staples 30, 2. Side Points, 10) d Alexandra 18, 0 (Leonard Garlick 18, 0. Terence Livy 16, 0. Robert Bengham 52, 0). Yea 87, 16 (Justin Branch 28, 2. Rowland Branch 32, 2. Ruth Hatty 27, 2. Side Points, 10) d Broadford 20, 0 (Jim Hinchcliffe 20, 0. Ian Mumford 17, 0. Robert Chapman 26, 0). Ladder. 1. Kilmore, 140.21, 12. 2. Seymour VRI, 127.84, 113. 3. Seymour, 122.52, 100. 4. Eildon, 100.21, 83. 5. Wallan, 112.65, 78. 6. Yea, 90.61, 72. 7. Broadford, 77.63, 52. 8. Alexandra, 52.62, 20. Fixture. Round 11. Tuesday, January 10. Alexandra v Eildon. Broadford v Seymour. Kilmore v Yea. Wallan v Seymour VRI. ■ Saturday. Division One. Round 10. Results. Saturday, December 17. Alexandra 124, 16 d Seymour 70, 2. Eildon 92, 14 d Broadford 80, 4. Wallan 126, 18 d Yea 89, 0.Kilmore 101, 12 d Seymour VRI 101, 6. Alexandra 124, 16 (Larry Scott 22, 0. Graeme Matthews 23, 2. Mark Simmons 34, 2. Greg Gilmore 45, 2. Side Points 10) d Seymour 70,2 (Gladys Burgoyne 28, 2. Steven Reed 19, 0. Gail Krzciuk 17, 0. Wayne Flint 6, 0), Eildon 92, 14 (Ivan Sutcliffe 28, 2. Lynette Sproles 21, 0. Rodney McGowan 17, 0. John Cujic 26, 2. Side Points 10) d Broadford 80, 4 (Alan Price 14, 0. George Bilton 24, 2. Jim Hinchcliffe 27, 2. Robert Chapman 15, 0). Wallan 126, 18 (Paul Newell 27, 2. Denis Marshall; 37, 2. Gregory Cowan 31, 2. Graham Edmonds 31, 2. Side Points 10) d Yea 89, 0 (Justin Branch 22, 0. Richard Dashwood 16, 0. Rowland Branch 29, 0. Ruth Hatty 22, 0). Ladder. 1. Seymour VRI, 153.85, 151. 2. Alexandra, 130.35, 126. 3. Kilmore, 120.76, 111. 4. Wallan, 102.71, 99. 5. Broadford, 86.6, 81. 6. Eildon, 82.28, 75. 7. Seymour, 82.02, 54. 8. Yea, 68.8, 23. Fixture. Round 11. Saturday, January 14. Broadford v Alexandra. Kilmore v Wallan. Seymour VRI v Seymour. Yea v Eildon.

NORTHERN METRO CRICKET ASSOCIATION ■ Round 8. Results. Saturday, December 10 and 17. Kinglake were def by Heidelberg West 3rd XI Venue: Kinglake Memorial Reserve Result: Kinglake lost outright and on first innings Toss won by: Kinglake. Batted first: Kinglake 1st Innings - Kinglake J. Edwards, c K. More, b D. Scott ................. 2 A. Hybinett, c D. Scott, b J.N. Bulman .......... 8 J. Gaffee, lbw b D. Scott ................................. 7 J. Gibbs, c A. Baker, b R. Gall ....................... 25 K.R. Aitken, b D. Scott ................................... 0 E. O’Hara, run out .......................................... 0 S.D. Andrews, c & b D. O’Sullivan ................ 6 D.P. Fitzpatrick, b H.J. Bulman ...................... 3 T.B. Stonehouse, b R. Gall .............................. 0 N. Stella, b A. Baker ....................................... 0 K. Martin, not out ............................................ 0 J. Green, dnb Extras (nb 2, w 2, b 1, lb 3) ............................. 8 Total ................................................................ 59 Overs .......................................................... 37.5 F.O.W.: 3 (J. Edwards), 15 (J. Gaffee), 25 (K.R. Aitken), 27 (E. O’Hara), 48 (S.D. Andrews), 58 (J. Gibbs), 59 (D.P. Fitzpatrick), 59 (N. Stella), 59 (T.B. Stonehouse) 1st Innings - Heidelberg West 3rd XI J.N. Bulman, b J. Gibbs ................................ 10 A. Peters, run out (J. Edwards) ..................... 11 J. Owens, lbw b J. Gibbs ................................ 2 K. Moore, b J. Gibbs ....................................... 6 I. McNeil, b D.P. Fitzpatrick ......................... 18 H.J. Burman, c E. O’Hara, b D.P. Fitzpatrick ...................................... 10 D. Scott, not out ............................................. 21 R. Gall, not out, b S.D. Andrews ................... 28 D. O’Sullivan, c E. O’Hara, b. D.P. Fitzpatrick .................................... 14 M. Harris, b D.P. Fitzpatrick .......................... 9 A. Baker, not out ............................................. 2 Extras (nb 4, w 2, b 5, lb 2) ............................ 13 Total ............................................................. 143 Overs .......................................................... 38.3 F.O.W.: 23 (J.N. Bulman), 26 (A. Peters), 26 (J. Owens), 44 (K. Moore), 58 (I. McNeil), 74 (H.J. Bulman), 114 (D. Scott), 135 (R. Gall), 143 (D. O’Sullivan) 2nd Innings - Kinglake A. Hybinett, b J.N. Bulman ............................. 0 S.D. Andrews, lbw I. McNeil ....................... 29 J. Gaffee, b J.N. Bulman ............................... 5 J. Gibbs, c, b J.N. Bulman .............................. 0 J. Edwards, lbw b McNeil ............................. 47 K.R. Aitken, b McNeil .................................... 3 T.B. Stonehouse, lbw b J.N. Bulman .............. 1 D.P. Fitzpatrick, b J.N. Bulman ...................... 0 N. Stella, lbw b J.N. Bulman ........................... 0 E. O’Hara, not out ........................................... 2 K. Martin, b J.N. Bulman ............................... 1 J. Green, dnb Extras (nb 5, w 7, b 8, lb 0) ............................ 26 Total ............................................................. 108 Overs .......................................................... 44.1 F.O.W.: 1 (A. Hybinett), 10 (J. Gaffee), 96 (J. Edwards), 99 (S.D. Andrews), 102 (T.B. Stone-

YEA TIGERS CRICKET CLUB REPORT ■ A-Grade. Saturday saw the second day of the A-Grade match-up between Yea and Alexandra at the Yea Recreation Reserve. Alexandra resumed at 3/10 in their pursuit of Yea's 162. The Tigers started strongly with excellent lines and lengths being hit by all members of the bowling attack and Aiden McSpeerin taking two early wickets. Yea continued to strike regularly to reduce the visitors to 7/53 and take a stranglehold on the match. A couple of lower order partnerships dragged Alex up and over 100, however the innings eventually came to a close on 102 handing Yea first innings points and a 60-run lead. Chisholm finished with 4 wickets while McSpeerin and Clements took 2 apiece in a disciplined performance at the bowling crease. Yea started shakily in their second innings losing a cluster of early wickets, however Kane Smith (23 not out) steadied the ship somewhat. Smith along with Akers saw Yea to the end of play, which was called early when it became apparent there was insufficient time to achieve a result on the second innings. The win leaves Yea sitting nicely in fourth heading into the Christmas break, 10 points clear of fifth place as the Tigers chase a place in the finals. - Andrew Cunningham ■ B-Grade travelled to Nagambie this week and with only nine players were on the back foot from the start. Yea won the toss and elected to bat. Darcy Pell and Lachie Beattie both batted well taking their time and not giving away their wicket. Darcy fell edging one to gully for 10. Andrew Butterworth and Lachie batted well together and put on a 50-run partnership which contained some powerful and skilful shots from the pair. Andrew fell for 26 trying to take on the bowler. Lachie continued on his way with Allan Pell but eventually fell in the 33rd over for 21. Allan made a handy 16 not out. Yea batted out their 45 overs to finish on 111. Nagambie came out swinging and got onto a few but Lachie Beattie was again up to the challenge. Nagambie's batsman took a particular likening to Andrew Butterworth at the other end and with catches being put down it let them get away. Lachie was bowling well and finished with figures of 4/33 of his 9 overs. But the day well and truly belonged to Nagambie with them chasing the runs in the 20th over.

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■ A-Grade. Results. Saturdays, December 10 and 17. Avenel 119 (W. Dundon 4/31, B. Coyle 3/43, L. Irving) def by Tallarook 122 (L. Irving 44, C. Tingay 5/18, T. Burke 2/31) and 1/31. Broadford 206 (J. Zwerella 59, J.M. Ingham 46, L. Coller 36, K.J. Winter-Irving 4/687, M.N. Nolan 3/52, T. Ritchie 2/14) def by Nagambie 5/ 271 (Z. Winter-Irving 85, J.P. Gleeson 62, M.C. Nolan 48, K.J. Winter-Irving 35). Eastern Hill 62 (D. Heather 4/14, C. McLeod 2/2, A. Pizaro 2/23) and 5/135 (B. Grenfell 69, B. Sherwood 28, D. Tassone 2/41) def by Kilmore 9/150 (dec) (B.G. Bryant 38, D. Tassone 32, H. Szczykulski 3/28, B. Grenfell 2/36). Yea Tigers 162 (C. Armstrong 47, B. Clements 29, J. Leary 4/20, J. Purcell 3/38) and 4/43 (dec) (B. Cooper 2/7) d Alexandra 102 (A. Chisholm 4/28, A. McSpeein 2/15, B. Clements 2/23). Ladder. 1. Nagambie, 18. 2. Tallarook, 18. 3. Broadford, 12. 4. Yea Tigers, 12. 5. Kilmore, 12. 6. Avenel, 12. 7. Alexandra, 6. 8. Eastern Hill, 6. Fixture. Round 11. Saturday, January 7. Broadford v Flowerdale. Seymour v Puckapunyal. Tallarook v Kilmore. Merton v Nagambie. Pyalong v Avenel. Yea Tigers v Royals. Eastern Hill - Bye. ■ B-Grade. Results. Saturday, December 17. Seymour - Bye. Flowerdale 179 (S.P.; Kerr 38, A. Cook 30) d Puckapunyal 176 (P. Schofield 4/ 35, A. Cook 2/25, S. Lee 2/44). Kilmore 8/181 (cc) (A.J. Amora 60, N. Barry 42) d Royals 141 (B. O’Donnell 3./4, B.D. Trezise 2/19, L.J. Zelwys 2/22). Nagambie 4/122 (B. Biggs 46, J. Shepherd 26) d Yea Tigers 5/111 (cc) (J. Snelling 2/20). Pyalong 7/229 (cc) (S. Delaney 95, A.J. Simpson 39, D. Zoch 35, M. Collard 3/ 38, A. Awty 2/31) d Eastern Hill 114 (A. Awty 26, A.J. Simpson 4/19, M. Fairweather 2/19, J. Ruudick 2/50). Tallarook d Avenel. Merton 155 (A. Place 33, A.A. Ziedins 26, J.C. Martin 3/38, J. Hall 2/28, B. Hooper 2/38) tied with Broadford 155 (K.J. Redenbach 32, R.W. Neilson 29, R. Berriman 3./23, C.G. Anderson 3/30, A.A. Ziedins 2/39). Ladder. 1. Pyalong, 48. 2. Merton, 42. 3. Puckapunyal, 42. 4. Seymour, 42. 5. Kilmore, 42. 6. Broadford, 36. 7. Flowerdale, 30. 8. Royals, 30. 9. Tallarook, 24. 10. Nagambie, 24. 11. Yea Tigers, 24. 12. Avenel, 9. 13. Eastern Hill, 6. Round 11. Saturday, January 7. Broadford v Flowerdale. Seymour v Puckapunyal. Tallarok v Kilmore. Merton v Nagamvie. Pyalong v Avenel. Yea Tigers v Royals. Eastern Hill - Bye. ■ C-Grade. Results. Saturday, December 17. Puckapunyal Wanderers 2/62 d Royals 61. Eastern Hill def by Broadford Black. Alexandra 166 (P.A. Brooks 39, J. Hibberd 30, D. Burns 28, D.L. Malcolm 25, D. Chegwidden 4/29, C. Fing 3/23, R. Deeble 2/22) d Puckapunyal Nomads 8/158 (cc) (S. Mott 74, J. Evans 50, S. Palmington 3/16, J. Laurie-Rhodes 2/14). Broadford Red 9/139 (cc) (B. Thomas 32) def by Pyalong 5/143. Seymour 3/83 d Kilmore 78 (H. Gawne 3/13, L. Drummond 3/18).Seymour Gold - Bye. ■ Under 16. Results. Sunday, December 18. Alexandra 7/102 (cc) def by Kilmore 5/103 (D.L. Malcolm 3/8). Broadford - Bye. Eastern Hill 3/ 181 (cc) (R.J. Graham 53, B.G. Bryant 40, M. Collard 39) d Tallarook 6/73. ■ Under 14. Results. Saturday, December 17. Alexandra 66 (L. Halford-Molinaro 2/7) def by Yea Tigers 9/73 (O.T. Lawson 30, D. Jack 4/5, H.W. Keckey 2/5). Kilmore - Bye. Eastern Hill 4/108 (J. Mann 30) d Nagambie 4/103 (cc) (M. Berens 31, T. Barnes 30, R. Gardner 2/7).


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FOUNTAIN (Kindred). Lynette. Passed away at Yamba. Wife of Ken (Dec), Sister-in-law of Gwenda, Reg (Dec), Aunty of Andrew and Ash, Great Aunty of James. Rest In Peace Lynette.

FORD COURIER. 1990. Aluminium Tray. No reg. No RWC. Sports steering. Wheel mags. GC. $700. Yea. 0400 778 605. PP-SS HOUSE. Alexandra. 3BR hardiplank home on two acres. Would suit holiday retreat or permanent living. $375,000. Phone: 5772 1659. VV-YY IKEA Coffee/TV Table. Grey with black casters. 90 x 59 x 39 cm. $20. Yea. 5797 2003. XX-YY IKEA Pair of 2-seater settees. Renewable/ washable covers. Firm seating. Will separate. $160 pair/$85 each. Yea. 5797 2003.

LOUNGE SUITE. Free. Moran. Leather. Tan colour. 1 twoseater. 2 singles. Reasonable condition. 30 years approx. Yea. 0458 336 990. UU-XX MAC-PAC. Crusade Pack. Made in New Zealand. Blue and black. Suit person, approx 172 cm. EC. $200. Yea. 5797 2003. XX-YY MITSUBISHI MAGNA. 1995. Station Wagon. Fixed or wrecker. XZK-263. FC. $100. Yea. 5797 2161. PP-SS PEUGEOT Folding Bike. White. $80. Ferntree Gully. 0432 567 850.

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T R A C T O R SLASHER . TPL. Australian made ‘Waratah’. Centre mounting. 4 ft cut. Adjustable, skid height c/w safety clutch. Good PTO shaft. VGC. $700. Emerald. 0439 880 525. XX-YY TRAILER. 6' x 4' Steel. 13" tyres and spare wheel. LED lights. Good cond. $300 ONO. Alexandra. 0437 578088.

TAYLOR. Pamela Ruth. 31.05.1936 16.12.2016 Passed away 1.56 a.m. at Ringwood Private Hospital. Loving wife of Col, Terry Colhoun (dec.) and Bob Boote (dec.). Mother of Kevin, Linda, Michael, Wayne (dec.), Robyn, Jenny and Sue. Mother-in-law of Deryn, Billy, Debra, Sandra, Alan and Keith. Grandmother of Samantha, Nicole, Brett, Tracy, Thomas, Daniel, Robert, Laura, Alexandra, David, RiPUBLIC chard, Stephen, Rachel, Max, DanNOTICES ielle, Ben, Anita, Mitchell and Simon. Great Grandmother of Cooper, Ava, Lucy, Milly, Ruby, Bailey, Jesse and Ava Louise. Special friend to all of Colin’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Eternally loved, Eternally missed.

FUNERALS TAYLOR. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs Pamela Taylor will be h e l d on THURSDAY (Dec. 22, 2016) at 2.30 p.m. in the Murrindindi Chapel, 21 Johnston St, Alexandra. At the conclusion of the Service, the cortege will proceed to the Alexandra Cemetery.

FOR SALE BIN, LARGE. Green, with lid. Suit storage, firewood, etc. $15. Ferntree Gully. 0432 567 850. TT-WW

EGGS Pasture Raised free range eggs. $4 to $6 per doz. Kerrisdale area. Pickup welcome. 0415 553 888.

JAYCO Starcraft Poptop 1999. Sleeps 2, double bed, Cafe style dinning, 3 way fridge, 4 bur ner stovetop, full oven, near new awning, full annex. VGC, $13,750. Yea. 5797 2819 LANDCRUISER 92 model. 80 Seties. 1HDT 4:2. 2” lift free wheel hub conversion. 3” exhaust coil airbags, 16” Sunraysia rims, Mickey Thompson AT2 (x5). ARB bullbar, snorkel, side steps, rear storage drawers, fridge, slide, cargo barrier, roof rack. EPJ-181. GC. $18,000. Yea. 0407 605 877. RR-UU L AUNDRY TUB. Single, Everhard. VGC. $50. Yea. 5797 2819.

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TRAMPOLINE 14 foot, won in raffle.New in box, can deliver. Worth $450. Sell for $350. Berwick. 0408 050 349. XX-YY

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Farm Houses of Australia is a premium boutique design and construction company, based on the Mornington Peninsula, and building anywhere in Victoria. We offer a bespoke, individual design and construction service where every element of your home is custom-designed to suit you and your land. Whether your style is American, Attic, Beach, Colonial, Federation, Heritage, Ranch, Victorian or Classic Australiana, we ensure that each home built by Farm Houses of Australia is of an award winning standard. This stunning and attractive home boasts all the external features one would expect in a traditional country dwelling. Finials and fenestrations adorn the dormers and gables, and timber balustrades with molded hand rail surround the Australian Iron bark decking and balconies. A 35 degree, high pitched roof gives the home stature and bearing, whilst the crisp color combination is both traditional and contemporary. A replacement for a home lost in the Black Saturday bush fires, the owner’s desire was to create a special home with an exterior to harmonious with their rural property and an interior design which was functional, energy efficient and comfortable. This has been achieved by fitting the home with the highest quality fixtures, including a glass fire-box wood heater which is a feature of the down stairs living area. The Energy efficiency of this heating is enhanced by the exposed flue on the upper level which radiates warmth into the bedrooms upstairs. Solar hot water and northerly facing living rooms increase the passive solar functionality. Spotted gum timber flooring downstairs is a feature of the home, as are the pitched and coffered ceilings to all upstairs rooms which create interesting ceiling planes and evoke the charm and ambiance of a by-gone era. “We found the team at Farmhouses of Australia to be helpful, thoughtful, and co-operative during all phases of design and construction.� - David and Teresa, 'Kinglake'

The quintessential Australian Farm House, the Ferny Hill Merricks flawlessly combines the best of the new with the most desirable aspects of the traditional. A ranch style home set in a rural landscape and surrounded by extensive decks and verandahs, it is the epitome of luxurious country living. Designed for a young growing family, the needs of each member were incorporated into a house plan which functioned perfectly for the family 12 years ago, and continues to meet their needs today. With 5 bedrooms, and 4 separate living areas, the home is an entertainers dream. Each living area is cleverly situated to allow guests and family members to engage in separate activities yet remain connected, and areas not in use can be zoned off from the central living areas thus increasing energy efficiency.

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Alexandra

Location Says it All! • Spacious brick veneer home, • 1009sqm. block • Three bedrooms with built in robes • Two spacious living areas • Galley style kitchen with dining area • Double lock-up garage/workshop and carport. $355,000

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Banksia Park Located in lovely park like setting • Neat and well-presented 2 Bedroom unit • Spacious lounge/ dining with floor heating and split system • North facing undercover patio, ideal for entertaining. • Good sound investment, well worth inspection $190,000

Eildon

Kanumbra

SOLD 100 Acres - fully fenced • Numerous house sites with northerly aspect views • One large, good dam with Mature trees • Located in private lane enroute to Mt Buller and Lake Eildon $285,000

Eildon

Great Location! • 3 bedroom home with modern kitchen with small dishwasher • Open plan living area with split system and combustion wood heater • Additional enclosed sun-room ideal sitting room or home office. $215,000 - $235,000

Alexandra

UNDER CONTRACT Great Investment Opportunity • A Renovators Dream! • Corner location overlooking vacant bush land • Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets • Open living with wood heater and split system. • Ideal location minutes to shops and pondage, loads of potential. $175,000

Mo v e In And Enjo y ... Nothing T o Do! ov Enjoy To • Brick home with 3 large bedrooms with built in robes • Open living and dining areas, updated kitchen & meal area • Outdoor entertaining deck • Corner location on level block approximately 1029 sqm. $350,000

Maintongoon

Lifestyle opportunity • 200acres 81Ha mostly bush with about 50ac cleared • 2 bedroom timber weathertex home with great views • Huge deck, multiple large colorbond sheds

• Separate self–contained man cave with power • 10min to Lake Eildon, 20 min to Alexandra $549,000

Alexandra

‘Perfect Court Location’ • 4 bedroom brick home • Ducted vacuum system, floor heating, split system • Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe

Alexandra

Alexandra

A Must See Property • Neat & well presented 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Approx. 3 acres, 1 dam & town water • Separate lounge, wood heater, verandahs all round • In ground swimming pool • 5kw solar power, good shedding $4 29 ,000 429 29,000 View By Appointment landmarkharcourts.com.au/LAX4664

Delightful Family Home with Magnificent Views • Quality built JG King home with steel frame • 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite & walk in robe • Open plan living with wood heater, separate lounge with split system • Superb undercover entertainment area $409,500 View By Appointment landmarkharcourts.com.au/LAX4662

Alexandra

• Double garage with separate workshop and rear access • Quiet court location and beautiful established gardens $545,000

Sales Specialis 18 115 55774 Specialistt I Belinda Hocking 04 0418 Sales Specialist I Judy Richards 0419 527 923 Property Manager I Sarah Brockhus 0457 537 222

Impressive Grazing Lifestyle Property: • 353 Ac 146Ha undulating hill country • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, lovely gardens • Magnificent views, beautiful gardens • Abundant water supply 10 dams 9 tanks

• Huge shedding 21m x21m, workshop • Floodlit, steel cattle yards • 20min to Alexandra, 10 Min to Lake Eildon 2 hrs Melbourne $795,000

Landmark Harcourts Alexandra 56 Grant Street, Alexandra I 5772 3444 w w w.landmarkhar .landmarkharcc ourts. ourts.cc om.au

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