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● Victoria Police Certificates of Appreciation were presented at Yea Police Station to Lorraine and Ken Howson for their significant and long standing contribution to community safety, whilst being members of Yea Neighbourhood Watch since 1999. Ken has been Zone Leader since 2001 and Lorraine has been treasurer of the group since 2002. From left: Acting Sgt Jason Reynolds, Officer in Charge Yea Police; Cheryl Roberts; Yea Neighbourhood Watch treasurer.; Lorraine and Ken Howson; Jill Maddison, Yea NHW secretary; Leading Senior Const. Wendy Willingham, Crime Prevention Officer, Murrindindi/Mitchell Police Service Area. Absent: Justine Baker, Chair of Yea NHW. ■ “Ken and Lorraine Howson have both been stalwarts of the Yea Neighbourhood Watch since moving into the area and I don’t think there would have been the long term commitment from others without their leadership and guidance,” said Leading Sen. Const. Weny Willingham. Continued on Page 5

Footballer’s death: murder charge dropped ■ Andrew William Lee, 33, originally charged with the murder of teenage footballer Patrick Cronin, is to now face a single count of mansluaghter. Patrick died after a brawl at The Windy Mile bar at Diamond Creek in April last year. On Monday (May 15), prosecutors de-

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Yea man Jack Christie dies, 100 ● From Page One

Prominent citizen was active in business, sport

Howsons honoured ■ “ We are sad to see them retire from the group, but know they will still be plugging the community safety message whenever the opportunity arises,” Leading Sen. Const. Willingham said. “The Neighbourhood Watch group is continuing to operate in the area, with a new and keen committee of management. They are eager to hear from the community about their concerns on community safety.”

■ Prominent Yea citizen Jack Christie died on Saturday (May 13) in Deniliquin, aged 100 and eight months. Robert John Arthur Christie is remembered for his farming pursuits, his active life with bowls, and his business interests with Yea Auto Care. He was born in Brunswick on September 14, 1916, to Thomas Alexander and Daisy Maude Christie. He celebrated his 100th birthday on September 14 last year at the property of his daughter and son-in-law, 'Windemere', Booroorban, New South Wales, in between Deniliquin and Hay. Jack was 12 when his father purchased a farm in Yea: a 198-acre settlement on the Goulburn River flats. They milked cows, grew vegetables, and raised poultry. Jack participated in local sport, winning a best and fairest award in 1934. In 1937, he married Verna Aldous, after they met at a Yarck Hall dance in 1935. They had three sons: Gary, Alan and Peter, and daughter Vicki. The farm was sold to Jack’s uncle, Arthur, in 1954, and the family moved to ‘Inverugie’. Jack and Verna enjoyed bowls; he was a singles champion, and the couple took out a pairs championship. Jack served as President of the Yea Bowls Club. The family took on the Yea Auto Care business, which included a small Holden dealership, and local school bus runs. Jack and Verna were married for 65 years; Verna passed away in 2002. They had 12 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.


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In Our Schools Breakfast at Yea

■ A Mother’s Day breakfast was held at Yea Primary School on Friday (May 12) John Purvis was chef on the day. ■ Yea Primary School leaders will serve meals at the Rotary Club of Yea weekly meeting to be held at the Yea Golf Club tomorrow (Thurs., May 18).

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Indigenous workshop at Toolangi Money for Rotary Park

Alex PS picnic

■ Foundation pupils at Alexandra Primary School have been involved with a Teddy Bears Picnic as well as a cross country run and learning about senses this month. Their ‘MAPPEN’ work includes studies in history, geography, civics and citizenship, economics and business, science, critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding capability, personal and social capability, and intercultural capability. ■ It was school as normal at Alexandra Primary School when the township had a planned electricity outage on Tuesday (May 9).

Cross Country

■ The Yea High School House Cross Country Run event is scheduled to be held on Friady (May 19). ■ AYear 7 and 9 ‘Quantum Excursion’ was due to take place yesterday (Tues., May 16) and today (Wed., May 17).

Dixons Creek date

■ The Curriculum Day at Dixons Creek Primary School has been changed to Friday May 26. This new date now coincides with the Year 3-6 Cross Country event. ■ Hayley Bawden is taking long service leave from June 6 until August 28. She will then act as principal for Sharon Walker’s long service leave from August 28 until October 8.

Review underway

■ The Yea High School review, was presented to the School Council late last month by Tony Gooden, Senior Education Improvement Leader. He gave an outline of the process and the work to facilitate the school review to be held early in Term 3. A number of working parties will analyse the school performance over the past three years and review the goals and targets from the school Strategic Plan 2014- 2017. That information and analysis will form the school self-evaluation which will be submitted to the reviewers prior to their school visits early in Term 3. The 2016 Annual Report was also submitted for school council endorsement. The Annual Implementation Plan was also tabled.

New F’dale staff

■ Cherie Graham has joined Flowerdale Primary School as its new Business Manager. ■ Flowerdale Primary School students are involved in the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge. From Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

Whittlesea photos

■ Year 10 students at Whittlesea Secondary College are currently working on a unit called Storytelling through Photography. Over the course of the unit students have learned about the structure of a photo sssay, sequencing and editing through Photoshop. Students focused on a variety of themes ranging from the relationship between humans and animals.

Rug Rats at West

■ The Kinglake West Primary School annual Rug Rats program for pre-school children commences this month. The first session will run on Monday (May 22) followed by a session on Friday. May 26). Rug Rats involves a session of PMP (kiddy gym) and a storytime session.

● Nigel Scullion ■ Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion was due to attend an Indigenous Fire and Land Management Workshop at Toolangi on Monday (May 15). A group of 50 was scheduled to meet at the Five Ways Track, Pauls Range State Forest, on Old Toolangi Dixons Creek Rd, Toolangi. Representatives of the Federation of Traditional Owner Groups as well as aboriginal elders, men and women will be attending in support of the project representing a number of groups including: ■ Wurundjeri (Traditional Owners) ■ Gunaikurnai ■ Taungurung ■ Wadawarrung ■ Yota Yota ■ Dja Dja Wurrung Proceedings were to include a welcome to country, smoking ceremony, and firestick presentation. Attendees were to include attendees including politicans Melina Bath, Peter Walsh and Cindy McLeish, State Governments Department representatives, local government reps, emergency services reps and local residents. Traditional owner group say it is time to restrengthen and adapt Australia’s traditional fire culture to ensure a safe future for our country. “Traditional fire practice is the answer to preparing our land and our communities for climate change. “There is a natural balance maintained by fire. “When traditional fire is applied properly, native plants return and flourish while weeds and pests are naturally decreased. “The ecosystem becomes balanced, beautiful, and most importantly – a safe place to live. “Indigenous fire knowledge faces the threat of being lost from limited opportunity for communities to practice these methods,” the traditional owners say.

Local Briefs Garden Expo

■ Plans are well underway for the Yea Garden Expo which will be conducted between 10am-4pm on Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24 at the Yea Racecourse, by members of the Rotary Club of Yea. Organisers are promising native and floweringf plants, garden sculptures, motorised barrows and vehicles, garden tools and vegetable bins, seedlings, mulch, fertilisers and compost. The Expo will feature nurseries, ride-on and push mowers, designers and contractors, deciduous and ornamental trees, garden books, a plant ‘creche’, and speakers’ program.

Council meetings

■ Murrindindi Shire Council has a busy schedule of meetings ahead: ■ Wednesday May 24. 6pm. Yea Council Chamber. ■ Wednesday, June 7. 6pm. Alexandra Council Chamber. Special Meeting - Draft Council Plan and Draft Budget. ■ Wednesday, June 21. 6pm. Alexandra Council Chamber. Special Meeting - Adopt the Council Plan and Budget. ■ Wednesday, June 28. 6pm. Alexandra Council Chamber. ● John Sharwood (right) receives a cheque from Vice-President Graham Feldsted for garden works ■ The Rotary Club of with local contractor Darrell Alexandra presented $1500 to Hedger Contractors to upgrade John Sharwood representing the the garden including site prepaOpen Gardens’ Committee to- ration, pathways, rock seats, wards re-developing the gardens stump seats and planting scrubs. at Rotary Park. This will be supervised by This is a joint project of the John Canny from the MurrinAlexandra and District Open dindi Shire works department. Gardens, the Rotary Club of The upgrade will commence Alexandra and the Alexandra after the Truck Show in June Events Truck Show. and should be completed in eight To date $6200 has been spent weeks, weather permitting. on design plans. The picnic barThis project fulfils the stated becue has been modified with re- aim of Rotary in the coming Romoval of brick walls and installa- tary year: Rotary Making a Diftion of new furniture. ference. A contract has been negotiated - Contributed

Biggest morning tea at Yea RSL hall ■ The Rotary Club of Yea is inviting all to come and have a ‘Cuppa for Cancer’ when it hosts the Cancer Council of Victoria's Biggest Morning Tea in the Yea RSL Hall on Thursday, May 25. Morning tea will be served between 10am and 12 noon and assist in raising money for cancer research, education and support. All donations given at this Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser will be matched by the Rotary Club of Yea so a healthy cheque can be forwarded to the Cancer Council of Victoria. The Rotary Club of Yea's community event has been raised to VIP status by the Cancer Council in recognition of the significant funds raised over the past 10 years. This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the incorporation of

the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria and the 24th Anniversary of the ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ fundraising campaign. The national annual event has raised more than $35 million over the past 23 years. Target for this year's Biggest Morning Tea is $3.5 million. Many thousands of Australians affected by cancer have been assisted in many ways because the Cancer Council believes it's a journey no one should go through alone. As mos local families have been touched by having a family member or friend affected by

cer, this is one way people can assist in life-saving work which one day may save the life of a family member. Significant milestones of the AntiCancer Council include funding over $200 million worth of research conducted in universities, hospitals and research centres. 'Mad Hatters' will canvas the main street of Yea taking orders for morning tea to be delivered to shopkeepers and staff so they can enjoy Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. The Rotary Club of Yea looks forward to enjoying the company of community members on the morning of Thursday May 25 with the promise of no matter the weather outside, the RSL Hall will be warm and welcoming. - Our thanks to Elaine White

Car park concerns

■ Yea Primary School is raising concerns with parents about safety in the car park at the Yea Railway Station. “Please be very careful when you and your children are moving from your car to school through the railway car park,” Prinmcipal Deb George told parents. “There are a lot of vehicles accessing our parking area and it is important that everyone takes care. Some parents have discussed with me their concerns regarding the car park as they have come close to hitting students or parents this week. “The staff car park is not to be used as a short cut for families to enter the school,” Ms George said.

Art at Kinglake

■ Watercolour art activities will take place from 10am-2pm on Sundays, May 21 and 28, and June 4 and 11, at the Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House, 6 McMahons Rd, Kinglake. Cost is $100 for the four sessions, with class materials supplied. The final (fourth) portraiture sessions, conducted by Barbara Hauser, will be held tomorrow (Thurs., May 18). Two sessions on handbuilt bowls will be held on Thursdays, June 22-29. Clay Play sessions will be held on Tuesdays, July 4 and 11.

Truck Show plans

■ The Alexandra Truck Show is being planned for Sunday, June 11 on the Queen’s Birthday Holiday weekend. There will be hundreds of vehicles on display, with championship wood chopping, live music, food, amusements and markets.

Trivia Night

■ The Yea Fotball Netball Club is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, June 10. ■ Yea players Dan ODwyer (Under 18s footy), Nikki Watts and Bridget O’Dwyer (Under 17s netball) were selected for AFL Yarra Ranges interleague teams which played last weekend.

Sausage sizzle

■ A Sausage Sizzle sponsored by the Yea and District Community Bank was manned by Rotary Club of Yea members in High St on Friday (May 12).

Naplan tests

■ Primary school students throughout the region engaged in Naplan tests last week. Pupils were engaged in silent and sustained work for a number of days last week.

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Passing of Judy Evans ■ The remaining member of the Glenburn Band, Judy Evans (nee Hodson), has passed away at Rosebank Hostel, Yea. Judy, widow of David Evans, was mother of Maxine, Adrian and Karen; mother-in-law of Ross, Catherine and Stewart; grandmother of Gabrielle, William, Daniel, Patrick, Cameron, Ella, Jack and Tess. A service was due to be held yesterday (Tues.) afternoon at St Luke’s Anglican Chruch, Yea. The Evans family have a long history of involvement with Yea districy community activities including the Glenburn Band (drummer Doug Lawson died several weeks ago), and the Yea Football Netball Club.

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● From left: Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub-Branch Treasurer Frank Philip, Grand Caledonian Hotel licensee Colin Crowe, with ANZAC raffle prize winner Don Wilson.

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for his generous support of the local SubBranch. "Don is taking home a wonderful memento of his time in Yea and the RSL has received a significant contribution. We thank Colin for his foresight and generosity,” Frank said. - Sam Murauer, and Jeffrey Swain

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with Ash Long, Editor “For the cause that lacks assistance, ‘Gainst the wrongs that need resistance For the future in the distance, And the good that we can do”

ANZAC raffle ■ Seymour's Don Wilson was the winner of the Vietnam photographic montage raffle drawn on Anzac Day at the Grand Caledonian Hotel,

Yea. Licensee Colin Crowe sponsored the raffle with proceeds of $625 going to the YeaKinglake RSL to assist with their work for veterans' welfare. Yea-Kinglake RSL Treasurer Frank Philp congratulated Don and thanked Colin

■ Brad Quilliam advises that financial health check workshops will be held at Kinglake (6.30pm8.30pm, Tuesday. May 23), Yea (6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday, May 24(, Alexandra (7am9am, Tuesday, May 30), and Marysville (6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday, May 31).

The late Ms Symes

● The wedding of Michael Jameson (Yea) and Alma Mary Ottery (Fitzroy) took place at St Luke’s Church, North Fitzory, on Saturday, August 23, 1913. This photo, published in Punch newspaper, was found by Alan Thorley, who curates the Yea and District Historical Society page on Facebook. Michael Jameson, of Oliver St, was employed as a draper at E.S. Purcell & Co.for nearly 60 years.

● Cr David Lawson was Shire President in Yea in 1987 ■ A memo circulated to all Yea Council indoor staff above the name of Yea Shire President Cr David Lawson was not genuine, it was claimed. Cr Lawson said that the memo - which stated that debate over a new $60,000-a-year Chief Executive Officer should not held in front of the public or press - had been issued “in error”. Cr Lawson said he was “amazed” that the memo had been issued without his authority.

Gina writes home

■ Yea Rotary’s excahnge student Gina Callanader wrote home from India, telling how she had made a 7½-hour train journey to Vijayawada for a Rotary assembly. Preparations for Easter had not gone to plan: “so on Sunday I had a hot cross bun, a boiled egg and a cry”. Gina was preparing for a pilgrimage to Kassi, 27 hours by train.

Have to do better

■ “With matches against three of the leading sides, plus a trip to Nagambie, Yea Seniors may have to do better than their recent performances - certainly better than their ‘last’ three quarters, in which they have not scored one goal,” wrote football correspondent Tom Dignam.

Apology to locals

■ Thursday night’s public meeting at Kinglake in the private street scheme saw Crs Gunter, Clark and Lawson apologise to Kinglake residents that their privacy had been invaded because Council costings for the street scheme had been published in The Yea Chronicle. The information had been released in Council’s own public document.

Bungle at K’lake

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Favourite things

■ A chat with Pat Carter at Yea’s iconic Carter’s Milk Bar/ Store, and Sunday morning worship at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Yea, were favourite activities for Isobell Tunzi when she visited Yea in the 1980s and 90s. Isobell’s obituary appears on Page 8 this week. She was mother of Fleur Long of The Local Paper, my mum-in-law, and ‘Nanabelle’ of our children Kristi and James. Isobell and Pat Carter shared a friendship with the late Lill Thompson, of Humevale, whose family had a transport contracting business in earlier years. Thanks to many district people who have sentcondolences.

Editor’s Diary

■ Yea Shire Engineer Stan Kisler told the Council’s meeting that he could not present his copies of maps of a Kinglake private street scheme could not be presented as they had been mislaid. ● Adam Olive ■ Adam Olive, office manager for Jaclyn Symes, MLC for Northern Victoria, phoned our sister newspaper, the Melbourne Observer, to explain why his boss was extremely late for a ceremony at Yea High School. The reason for her tardy arrival was not roadworks at Molesworth, he said, but that Ms Symes was caught behind a large boat trailer for 20 kms.

VFF criticises

■ The Yea Branch of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation criticised Shire President Cr David Lawson for his role in seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. VFF members said the CEO move came at a time when its members were looking for Council to simplify its administration and return to basic services.

Apology needed

■ Roger Hatty, senior Yea Council worker, called on Shire President Cr David Lawson to apologise for wrongly accusing him of giving a Council memo to the press. Cr Lawson said he had “put two and two together” prior to making the accusation.

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Top job for Lording ■ Cr Eric Lording of Murrindindi Shire is one of the four new members of the Board of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group. State Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D'Ambrosio, announced this month that Cr Lording, Seema Abdullah, Leigh Wilson and David Lowe would join four continuing members on the Board. The GVWRRGis a statutory authority which the link between local government and the state government portfolio partners including Department of Environment Land and Water, Sustainability Victoria. The GVWRRG is responsible for undertaking waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning across the Campaspe, Shepparton, Strathbogie, Moira, Murrindindi and Mitchell local government areas.

● Four new Board Members including a new Chair have been announced for the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group . From Left: Cr Eric Lording, chair Seema Abdullah, Leigh Wilson and David Lowe The four new agement, contract mechanical and elecBoard members join management, risk trical engineering. He is a former Geoff Dobson, An- management, envidrea Richards, An- ronmental policy, Shire employee who thony Lewis and Geoff waste management was involved in Cobbledick. and materials effi- project delivery. Cr Lording is a secMembership of the ciency. GVWRRG Board has Cr Lording is a ond term Murrinbeen based on re- semi-retired electron- dindi Shire Councillor quired skill sets which ics engineer with ex- with Infrastructure and include local govern- perience in chemical, Waste Portfolio rement, financial man- civil, aeronautical, sponsibilities.

Kinglake garden to be open ■ Judy Henry is welcoming visitors this weekend (Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21) to her Oakhouse Garden, 1434 Whittlesea-Yea Rd, Kinglake West. The event is part of part of the Open Gardens Victoria scheme. Also open will be another local garden: Ivy Lea, 1 Wild Duck Way, Whittlesea. Admission prices are $8 for adults, children under 18 are admitted free. Judy said: “Our original motive for starting the garden was to reduce the mowing. “Having only a push mower we thought it would be a great idea to make garden beds and cut out the grass areas. “We were breeding dairy goats and also exhibition poultry as well as raising two boys and working full-time. “Little did we realise the journey we had started as our interest in gardening and plants grew and we started looking further afield than the local nursery for interesting and unusual specimens.

“Quite often we would arrive home with two grumpy boys and a bootload of rare plants after a day out . “Our garden design has developed as our ideas change and we gained more experience with our climate and the plants themselves. “We often have the plant and then have to find or make an area to suit it. “Our interest in rare plants started a parttime venture into the nursery business for a short while so the gardens were extended as display areas. Many of the plants around the garden have been propagated by us, including the grafted weepers. “As we have always grown our own vegetables we built the igloo as a way to extend our vegetable growing season. This is a working garden that supplies us with most of our summer vegetable needs, and also green pick for the chooks. The igloo amazingly did not melt during the fires, but has small burn holes all along the top and will need to be replaced soon.”

‘Eyewatch’ launch to fight local crime ■ Whittlesea Police last week launched a new social media tool to help link community members with local Police. The Whittlesea Eyewatch page on Facebook encourages the community to become involved. Eyewatch is a platform that allows Police to share updates about crime and other community safety initiatives. This is the 28th Eyewatch page created in Victoria.

More than 1000 people have already engaged with the page.

Insp. Paul Tysoe said: “The Whittlesea Eyewatch page will help Police harness one of the strongest tools in our arsenal our wonderful local community. “Through this Facebook page, we’ll be looking for help identifying criminals, locating missing persons, or seeking information on unsolved crimes.’ “We want this to be a twoway street.” Crime should be reported by phoning 000.

Here’s where to grab your weekly copy ● ALEXANDRA. Foodworks. 102 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Landmark Real Estate. 56 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Murrindindi Shire Offices. Perkins St. ● ALEXANDRA. Newsagency. 82-84 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Simpsons Fuel. 25 Aitken St. ● ALEXANDRA. Totally Trout. 2/42 Downey St. ● BUXTON. Post Office. 2187 Maroondah Hwy. ● DIAMOND CREEK. Newsagency. 62A Main Hurstbridge Rd. ● DOREEN. General Store. 920 Yan Yean Rd. ● EILDON. Foodworks. 18 Main St. ● ELTHAM. Newsagency. 2/963 Main Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Community House. 36 Silver Creek Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Hazeldene Store. 6 Curlings Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Hotel. 3325 WhittleseaYea Rd ● GLENBURN. United Petroleum. 3883 Melba Hwy. ● HEALESVILLE. Newsagency. 195 Maroondah Hwy. ● HURSTBRIDGE. Newsagency 800 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd. ● KANGAROO GROUND. General Store. 280 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd. ● KINGL AKE. Bakehouse. 10 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGL AKE. Foodworks. 12 Main St. ● KINGL AKE. Library. 19 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGL AKE. Pub. 28 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGL AKE. United Petroleum. 2 Kinglake-Glenburn Rd. ● LAURIMAR. Newsagency. 8/95 Hazel Glen Dr. ● LILYDALE. Newsagency. 237 Main St. ● MANSFIELD. Foodworks. 119 High St. ● MERNDA VILLAGES. Post Office. 50 Mernda Village Dr. ● MARYSVILLE. Foodworks. 49 Darwin St. ● MOLESWORTH. Hungry Horse Hotel. 4364 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ● MOLESWORTH. Store.4353 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ● NARBETHONG. Black Spur Inn. 436 Maroondah Hwy. ● PHEASANT CREEK. Flying Tarts. 888 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ● PHEASANT CREEK. Store. 884 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ● RESEARCH. Post Office. 1544 Main Rd ● SEYMOUR. Newsagency. 66 Station St ● ST ANDREWS. Store. 10 Caledonia St. ● STRATH CREEK. Post Office. 8 Glover St. ● TAGGERTY. Store. 26 Taggerty-Thornton Rd. ● THORNTON. Store. 1365 TaggertyThornton Rd. ● TOOLANGI. Tavern. 1390 Myers Creek Rd. ● WATTLE GLEN. Peppers Paddock General Store. 13 Kangaroo GroundWattle Glen Rd. ● WHITTLESEA. Bowls Club. 101 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Champions Supa IGA. 2/ 16 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. El-Azar Milk Bar. 13 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Foodworks. 65 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Whittlesea H Hardware. 2420 Plenty Rd. ● WHITTLESEA. Newsagency. 45 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 29 Beech St. ● YARCK. Hotel. Maroondah Hwy. ● YARCK. Store. 6595 Maroondah Hwy ● YARRA GLEN. IGA. 1/38 Bell St. ● YARRA GLEN. Newsagency. 32 Bell St. ● YEA. Amble Inn Cafe. 24 High St ● YEA. Bakery. 44 High St. ● YEA. BP. 31 High St ● YEA. Cafe Christies. 17 High St ● YEA. Country Woman. 6 Station St. ● YEA. Foodworks. 10 High St ● YEA. Library. 15 The Semi-Circle ● YEA. Manna Fest. 94 High St. ● YEA. Marmalades. 20 High St ● YEA. Mint and Jam. 46 High St ● YEA. Newsagency. 74 High St ● YEA. Peppercorn Hotel. 21 Station St. ● YEA. Provender Bakery. 56 High St ● YEA. Rendezvous. 10 High St ● YEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 88 High St. ● YEA. Take-Away. 68 High St

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Fruit fly fight ■ The State Labor Government is providing a $375,000 grant to fight Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) in the Goulburn Valley The release of the grant is in addition to the $559,000 previously allocated to fund an extensive trapping program in the Goulburn Murray Valley and the appointment of a Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator. The $6.7 million Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program will see a co-ordinated and collaborative approach to fruit fly management across the Goulburn Valley, Yarra Valley and the Greater Sunraysia region.






EVANS (Hodson), Judith Anne. Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017, aged 80 at Rosebank, Yea. Beloved wife of David (dec.). Much loved mother of Maxine, Adrian and Karen. Mother in law of Ross, Catherine and Stewart. Cherished and adored nana to Gabrielle, William, Daniel, Patrick, Cameron, Ella, Jack and Tess. Funeral service held at St Luke's Anglican Church, May 16, 2017 at 2pm.

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SAME DAY GLASS All general farm fencing, cattle yards, sheep yards, vineyards, on site welding and oxy work. Tree plantation ripping. 5 hydraulic post drivers and pneumatic drivers. HAY CONTRACTING: Mowing, raking, round and square bales, cartage, loading, unloading. GRASS SLASHING: 4 extra heavy duty slashers. GENERAL FREIGHT: Hay, timber, wool, steel, grapes, machinery



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dermalogica Pilates

Relaxation/deep tissue/remedial/trigger point therapy/ pregnancy massage/lymphatic drainage Mobile massage available Open 9am-5pm Mondays and 11.30am-7pm Thursdays by appointment at ymour 92-94 S ta tion SSt,t, Se ymour.. tation Seymour Health fund rebates available Contact Rebecca on 0466 720 323

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PLUMBER PLUMBER Simon Young 0429 052 166 I am a local guy who has lived in the area for more than 34 years and have 20 years’ plumbing experience. I pride myself in quality workmanship and reliability. • All areas of plumbing • Drainage • New Homes • Hot water installation • Renovations • Gas fitting • Roofing and Gutter • Maintenance and repairs • Septic tanks • Water tanks and pumps • Free quotes

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SEPTIC TANK CLEANING SEPTIC TANK CLEANING BOB WALLACE & SONS Serving the Kinglake Ranges and surrounding areas for 25 years. Family owned and operated business.

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Trades and Services in the Yarra Ranges UPHOLSTERY






Maxwell’s Upholstery

Lounge, Dining, Repaired and Recovered, Chairs and Sofas Made tto o Or d e rr.. Lar ge Range of Ord Large Fabrics, Car and Boat Upholstery



Max Ewert

T: 5774 2201 M: 0417 321 781 E : W : Skyline Rd, Eildon


Anthony: 0417 518 104 TREE CARE


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What The Papers Say Farm truckloads

■ Yarra Glen CFA travelled to Trida Fire Brigade Station in Gippsland to drop off a truckload of donations from the Yarra Glen community to assist dairy farmers with living expenses. The ‘food for farmers’ collection was launched in February by the Yarra Glen CFA and was aimed at donating items and food to dairy farmers in Gippsland, who had been affected by the closure of National Dairy Products in November last year. - Mountain Views Mail

State budget cash

■ Mansfield Shire appears to have marginally been left off the list when it comes to funds distributed through the state budget. The only joy in the budget has come Mansfield Primary School’s way with a win of $2.1 million. - Mansfield Courier

Volunteers fight

■ Volunteer firefighters in and around Wangaratta will be among those standing up against a proposed split of the Country Fire Authority. The proposed split, reportedly put forward by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at a cabinet meeting, recommends that the country-based CFA groups remain entirely volunteer-firefighter based while the Melbourne based groups would be entirely careerfirefighter based. - Wangaratta Chronicle

Building begins

■ Construction is under way on St Mary’s College’s new state-of-the-art administration building. The first sod of soil was turned as builders started to peg out the area to begin the build. College principal Peter Kelly said the school had used the same administration building since the primary and secondary schools amalgamated in 1988, and it was time for a modern, purpose-built building. - Seymour Telegraph

Hughes Creek

■ As part of the Angler Partnership Program, Native Fish Australia and the Goulburn Broken CMA have successfully bid for an allocation of funding to improve riparian condition and fish habitat along the Hughes Creek, adjoining Tarcombe Rd, Avenel. As part of this project, community and Landcare members are invited to join on Friday (May 19), commencing at 10.30am,, downstream of Hughes Creek stream gauge. - Granite News

Rates freeze

■ Nillumbik Council is creating history, putting a freeze on any rate rise over the next financial year. It will be the first time in its history Nillumbik Council has had no rate rise and will come despite increased funding to community services and debt reduction in its 201718 budget. - Diamond Valley Leader

$160m for hospital

■ A $160 million cash injection to expand and upgrade the Northern Hospital is the headline act for the City of Whittlesea in the 2017-18 State Budget. The money will be used to complete a seven-storey tower, with three new opertaing theatres, 96 additional in-patient beds and more treatment rooms. - Whittlesea Leader


■ Police will have eyes across more towns in Yarra Ranges, with the Federal Government giving the green light on extra CCTV. Six towns will soon have surveillance installed to capture crime on film thanks to the $420,000 election commitment. - Lilydale Leader

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Staff costs up 5.5% ■ Wage costs at Murrindindi Shire are expected to increase by 5.5 per cent in the 2017-18 budget, despite the Victorian Wage Price Index predicted to rise by 2.5 per cent. Employee operating costs are expected to rise from $13,354,000 in the 2016-17 year, to $14,147. Employee costs - capital fall from 133,000 to 91,000. Total staff expenditure rises from $13,487,000 to $14,238,000. Staff numbers at Murrindinid are budgeted to rise from 148.0 (full-time equivalent) to 150.6. The Council says that numbers are expected to fall to sury and Finance update. 149.0 staff in 2018-19. Murrindindi Council says The statewide figure is that predicted by the 2017-18 Vic- that it must rengotiate a new torian Department of Trea- Enterprise Agreement during

the 2017-18 year, for commencement on January 1, 2018. The Council says that it has allowed for additional temporary resources in the areas of waste management and customer service, and an additional permanent communications and marketing position. “The total staffing number of 150.6 remains above Council’s projected establishment listing of 140.4,” says the Draft Budget. “The variance in EFT betweewn 150.6 and 140.4 relates to a number of temporary grant-fund positions in the areas of childcare, municipal emergency management, aged care, disability services and the collection of the State Government’s Fire Services Property Levy.

Council Briefs

$½-mil. deficit planned

■ Murrindindi Shire Council is planning to run at a $500,000 deficit for the approaching 2017-18 financial year, according to Draft Budget documents. The Council believes that its deficit for the current 2016-17 year will be $1.1 million.

Less for roads ■ Murrindindi Council’s income on ‘Roads To Recovery’will fall by $91,000 in the 2017-18 financial year, it predicts. The planned revenue from the Federal Government is expected to drop from $1,689,000 to $1,598,000, according to the Draft Budget. Non-recurrent State Government income for buildings, footpaths and roads is expected to fall from $868,000 to $143,000 in the coming 12 months.

The Council is also planning to spend $105,000 on computers and technology in the 2017-18 year. Expenditure on library books in the coming financial year is planned to total $99,000. Infrastructure spending is estimated at $2.696 million comprising: gravel road - resheeting ($875,000), gravel roads - minor maintenance ($425,000), shoulder resheeting ($75,000), sealed roads - renewal and major patching ($90,000), sealed roads - reseals ($670,000), gravel roads sealing ($240,000), bus shelter construction ($20,000), road safety - traffic control measures ($20,000), road safety measures ($50,000), kerb and channel - renewal ($88,000), Pendlebury St kerbing ($53,000), and Snodgrass St - Stage 2 ($90,000).

Money for footpaths

■ Total amount of Council borrowings at June 30, 2017, will be $1,854,000, and this is expected to rise to $1,947,000, Councillors predict in the Draft Budget for 2017-18.

■ Murrindindi Shire Council predicts that it will spend $231,000 on fotpaths and cycleways during the 2017-18 financial year. Renewals will cost $89,000; ‘missing links’ will total $86,000; and footpath - ‘urban access improvements’ are listed at $56,000.

$92,000 for Park

Costly drainage

Borrowings to rise

■ Upgrade works at Marysville Caravan Park in the 2017-18 financial year are expected to cost $92,000, according to the Draft Budget published by Murrindindi Shire Council. Renewal projects include the Alexandra Visitor Information Centre ($15,000), Yea Shire Hall restoration ($120,000), and Yea Pioneer Reserve ($10,000). Other planned works include a house demolition at Webster St, Alexandra ($32,000), refurbishment of the Eildon Visitor Information Centre ($35,000), the Marysville Kindergarten and Child Care Centre ($5000), carpet renewal at the Alexandra Library ($27,000), Kinglake Community Centre ($30,000), the playground at the Yea Station Reserve ($150,000), Alexandra Shire Office upgrade and renewal ($130,000), floor coverings at the Kinglake Office and Library ($30,000), window furnishings at the Alexandra Shire Hall ($25,000), improvements at the Alexandra Chambers and Mayor’s Office ($15,000), floor coverings at the Yea Office and Library ($50,000), and public conveniences at the Yea Recreation Reserve ($80,000).

Borrowing $500K ■ Murrindindi Shire Council wants to borrow $500,000 towards planned plant, machinery and equipment purchases totalling $952,000.

■ The total budget for drainage works in Murrindindi Shire in 2017-18 is $180,000. The Draft Budget predicts $116,000 will be spent on upgrades for ‘trouble spots’, with $64,000 for renewal works.

Around the Shire

From Our May 1937 Files

Alex. Council ■ The adjourned monthly meeting was held on Thursday evening last. Present - Crs. Briggs (President), Jones, Dobson, Binns, O'Rourke, Payne, Murray, Elliott, and Emery. Correspondence. Country Roads Board, that following grants for Isolated Settles' Roads had been made - Andrews' Road, Acheron, £20, Parsons' and Lane's Road £80, Cumming's Road. Acheron, £20.

Young Men’s Club ■ The Alexandra Young Men's Club was reformed last Tuesday week. A good attendance enabled the office-bearers to be chosen for the ensuing year. Mr. Keith Izard was re-elected President, Mr. W. D. Miller Secretary (re-elected), and J. Milroy Assistant Secretary. Mr. C. E. Boote and T. A. Fox were elected vice-presidents, and the Rev. G. L. Johnson was appointed Chaplain.

AWNL meeting ■ The Epping-Thomastown branch of the A.W.N.L. held their annual meeting at Thomastown recently, and at which all officers were re-elected. Mrs J. T. Haines and Mr H. O. White gave customary addresses. The league decided to give a prize for the best essay on the Coronation by a child who is attending a school in the Epping riding or the South Morang school.

Football report ■ The opening matches of the season were played on Saturday last. Alexandra Rovers journeyed to Ma.rysville and were successful in defeating the home team by 2 goals 2 behinds. Weather conditions were unfavorable, and rain commenced to fall about half-time. Scores: Alex. M'ville. First quarter 3-2, 0-1. Second quarter 4-3, 2-5. Third quarter 7-7, 6-8. Fourth quarter 11-13, 9-11 Goal-kickers for Rovers - Hoban 4, McGorlick 3, Kilpatrick 2, L. Hewitt and J. Garlhnd. Rovers were well served by Len Stillman, Archer. Kilpatrick, L. McGorlick, Hoban, Portingale and Darmody. Marysville's best - F. Keppel, Bayne, L. Sparke and Wightman.

Tennis trophies ■ The. Speakei (Mr Everard, M.L.A.) presented the trophies to the most useful lady and the most useful gentlemen players at the Hazel Glen tennis ,premiership ball held in the Hurstbridge Hall on Tuesday Week. The winners were Mr Frank Wadeson, of the Wattle Glen Club, and Miss Ethel Smith, of Panton Hill. Mr. Pat Lodge, of Arthur's' Creek, acting as M.C., had a strenuous time owing to the large crowd at the dance.

Coronation time

Waste management

■ The people of Queenstown celebrated the Coronation with a picnic sports meeting at St. Andrew's hall, on Wednesday, May 12. About a hundred children, including the Try Boys from North Queenstown, and a number of visiting children, were entertained at luncheon by an enthusiastic ladies' committee, organised by Mrs Vogt. In a short address, Mr W. Spicer explained to the children the signlficance of the Coronation, and urged them to strive always to preserve those bonds by which free people throughout the Empire were united under the Crown. The National Anthem was sung and cheers were given for the King and Queen.

■ A total of $465,000 will be spent on waste management in Murrindindi Shire in 2017-18. Landfill cell construction is costed $75,000, with a similar amount provided for design. Capping will cost $85,000, and the Draft Budget says that Anicillary Works, including the installation of bores will total $55,000. Upgrades to ‘Resource Recovery Centre’ are costed at $175,000.

■ Templestowe defeated Plenty Rovers in a solid match in a which several players on both sides were reported by the umpire, W Hickey, for tripping, striking, and threatenrig language. Their cases will be heard by the V.L.S.E. tribunal on Tuesday

■ Recreational, leisure and community facilities will receive some works in the 2017-18 year. The Thornton Recreation Reserve Pavilion is expected to benefit from $190,000 in renewal works. Resurfacing of the Alexandra Lawn Tennis Court will cost an estimated $96,000. A sum of $7000 will be allocated towards the Kinglake Memorial Recreation Reserve. A balance of $17,000 is being provided for access roads and paths at local parks and reserves.

‘Rough players’

Local Politics Highway question

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish last week asked in State Parliament if there are plans to extend the Goulburn Valley Hwy wire rope project. “My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I refer to the installation of centre wire rope barriers on the Goulburn Valley Highwaybetween Yea and Molesworth. “I ask the minister: is it intended to extend the installation of barriers on the Goulburn Valley Highway beyond Molesworth to Cathkin or Yarck? “I ask this as I have been approached by a number of constituents in the area who have heard that this is going to be the case: one, that they will be extended to Cathkin and another, that they will be extended to Yarck. “The communities of Yea, Alexandra, Molesworth and beyond will certainly be very interested in the response to this question, and I look forward to hearing it,” Ms McLeish said.

Schools ‘distress’

■ Yan Yean MLADanielle Green says there is consternation and distress about school attendance boundaries in the north of the City of Whittlesea. “ I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Education,” Ms Green said in the Legislative Assembly last week. “The action I seek is that he review the proposed school attendance boundaries in Mernda and Doreen which are causing some consternation and distress for families in Mernda and Doreen. “I want to thank Narelle Hargreaves, who has written to me on behalf of families in Mernda and Doreen. “They suggest that the line-of-sight boundaries that have been proposed by the department will disadvantage some people in those communities. “I know that the minister has been a frequent visitor to the area, and I have no doubt that he will get involved in this matter. “I think it is important that we support the great schools in the area including Hazel Glen College, and Mernda Central P–12 College and Mernda Park Primary School, which both opened this year. “Laurimar Primary School is also a fantastic school, as well as that great local country school, Doreen Primary School, which is limited in the number of students that can attend because it is not on reticulated sewerage; it is limited to 150 students. “I also want to protect the needs of other great schools such as Diamond Valley College and Whittlesea Secondary College. I want to support the families in Doreen and Mernda, and I have every confidence that the minister will act to review these proposed boundaries,” Ms Green said.

Praise for mural

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish has spoken in State Parliament about Alexandra’s mural. “In National Volunteer Week, I am pleased to inform the house about some wonderful volunteer initiatives in the Eildon district. On ANZAC Day I took delight in attending the unveiling of the More than a Mural project at the Alexandra RSL,” Ms McLeish said. “Initiated by the late Rex Tate, the project features a number of painted murals depicting images from the wars Australia has been involved in. “With the key objective of reducing graffiti, the project also had other benefits. It facilitated links between members of the local RSL and younger school students. In addition, it offered students an opportunity to participate in a community-based project. “There are many people to be acknowledged, including Anna Baker, More Murals founding member and project coordinator; HenryAndrews from the RSL; Murrindindi Shire project chair Stuart Coller; Alexandra Secondary College principal Nigel Lyttle; Alexandra Secondary College students and the student leaders who attended on the day — Jelena Miladinovic, Jorja Geslerand Hugo Walcott. I also acknowledge Steven Miladinovicfrom Alexandra Primary school. “The lead artist and mural maker, Russell Danby, did a fine job,” Ms McLeish said.

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Council News

Shire’s spin cycle ■ Murrindindi Council continues to push the theme that it has a mandate from local people, following its ‘Have Your Say’ survey which involved just 11 per cent of the population. The Council this week issued a number of press statements of its upcoming budget. “Celebrating and supporting people and communities within Murrindindi Shire is one of the four priority goals Council has set for itself in its draft Council Plan for 2017-2021,” the media release styarted. “Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor Cr Charlie Bisset said one of the best things to come out of the recent 'Have Your Say' community engagement was the immense value people placed on having a caring, diverse and well-connected community in which to live. “’The feedback we received from the community about the importance of living in a place with a strong sense of belonging, inclusion and participation was heard loud and clear by the Councillors,’ she said. "’As community members ourselves, we understand the importance of community connection. “’And as Councillors, we are really excited about having the opportunity to work collaboratively with the community to help support and celebrate those connections. "’We want to build on this strength in the Shire by encouraging collaboration within the community. “’We know Murrindindi Shire has one of the highest volunteering rates in the State, and we want to celebrate that fact and support more people to become involved", said Cr Bisset. “’The feedback we received through the 'Have Your Say' conversation also gave us some great ideas about how we could better support the community to collaborate and plan for the future, including opportunities for networking, sharing

● Cr Charlie Bisset, Murrindindi Shire Mayor skills and resources and pro- which focuses on enhancing moting volunteering options". the liveability of the Shire; and “’There is already so much 'Our Promise' which outlines to celebrate about our commu- Council's undertaking to be renities. They are all amazing. sponsive and accountable to the 'Have your say' suggestions in- community," said Cr Bisset. The draft Council Plan 2017cluded the idea that that Council helps people of all ages 2021 and draft Budget for 2017through opportunities to come 2018 were released for public together and celebrate what is comment and submissions on great about their community and May 1 until June 1 Electronic versions of the the Shire, including events and Plan and Budget can arts and cultural activities. Council be downloaded from the “’We also want to encourat: age a kind of environment that website supports our youth to grow, par- haveyoursay ticipate and have fun Copies are also available for “’The community also viewing at Council offices in wants us to ensure health ser- Kinglake, Yea and Alexandra vices are accessible to all, in- and also at Visitor Information cluding the older adults within Centres in Marysville and our community. Eildon. “’We want to work together "’I encourage everyone to with partner agencies to ensure read these documents and propeople of all ages can access vide feedback on the draft the health and community ser- Council Plan and the Budget vices they need. so that we can have a shared "’The other three goals are understanding of the work that 'Our Prosperity', which fo- needs to happen over the next cuses on building a growing and four years," Cr Bisset said in thriving economy; 'Our Place', the media statement.

Conference at Rubicon ■ Murrindindi Shire Council’s expanding Communications Department has issued a media release about a conference held at Camp Jungai at Rubicon on Tuesday, May 2: “Murrindindi Children's Network focused on "No child left behind" as its theme for this year's Early Learning Conference held on 2 May at Camp Jungai in Rubicon,” the statement said. “The Network provides care and services to children and families in the Shire and is supported by Murrindindi Shire Council. “Keynote speakers at the event included therapist, author and educator Tim O'Leary, who presented on the topic of "How children succeed: the role adults play in fostering children's happiness" and behaviour specialist Jo Lange who ran a session on "supportive strategies for anxiety and agitation in children". “Other topics discussed during the day included the language of the Taungurung People, traditional owners of much of the land within Murrindindi Shire with Taungurung elder Aunty Lee Healy. “Also discussed was how to be 'Strong4Life' with good manual handling skills by IPAR's Travis Kreeck. “Autism and developmental delays were addressed by Jody Collins from Early Childhood

Intervention Services and cultural competency was discussed by FKA Children's Services' Ashley Howden. “Deputy Mayor and Community Services Portfolio Councillor Sandice McAulay said she was thrilled to see 75 participants from all areas of early childhood and family services in the region attending the conference. “’The feedback I've had from attendees was that the event was highly successful," she said. "’The keynote speakers were exceptional and I leant so much new information that I wish I had had when I was still actively teaching. "With regard to the venue - what a lovely hidden resource we have in Rubicon. I also really appreciated participating in the Welcome to Country ceremony. I give the whole day a 10 out of 10 and congratulate all involved in making it such a success," Cr McAulay said. “The conference is now in its fourth year and has been steadily attracting a growing number of professionals from Murrindindi and surrounding shires. “Attendees included all of the Shire's family day care providers, kinder staff and a number of primary school teachers as well as staff from the Department of Human Services Victoria and Family Care Nexus,” the statement said.

Shire Round-Up ‘We’re doing well’

● Jacqui Rabel ■ Murrindindi Council has issued a media statement praising its own financial performance. “The third quarter report on year four of the Murrindindi Shire Council Plan 20132017 sees Council in a good position to meet its performance targets,” states the media release issued by Communications Manager Jacqui Rabel. “Six per cent of activities for the year are complete and 83 per cent of planned activities are progressing on schedule. “A further 6 per cent of activities are experiencing delays and 5 per cent of activities have been withdrawn or were not yet due to commence.” Murrindindi Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey is quoted to say that there was a range of highlights to focus on in the quarter under review. "A major focus was certainly the Shirewide community engagement project, 'Have Your Say' to inform the creation of the next Council Plan which has involved Councillors and staff alike,” the press release quotes Ms Abbey to say. “Council was also engaged in a range of other activities, including support to the Alexandra 150th anniversary celebration, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Kinglake and an Age Friendly Communities Project. “We also launched our new corporate Facebook page to facilitate better communications between Council and the community", said MsAbbey. "Council continued to advocate for faster rollout of NBN infrastructure, including while hosting a visit by Federal Member for Indi, Ms Cathy McGowan. “Council was also pleased to announce the completion of two major capital works building projects this quarter, with the Cricket Pavilion's refurbishment including new public toilets and shower facilities at Leckie Park and the new Leachate pond at the landfill site in Alexandra. "On the environmental front Council has made submissions to the State Government on its review of the native vegetation clearing regulations and also its review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. “It also participated in a steering committee for a new Fox Control group in the Strath Creek Landcare area and liaised with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to have Green Army workers improve the environment of UT Creek. "Even though a new Council Plan will shortly be in place to govern our activities for the next four years, there is still plenty for us to do and achieve in the remaining months of the financial year.” Ms Abbey said.

● Margaret Abbey

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Fay, 0438 717 359. Every Thursday. 7pm-9pm. Chess Club. Mernda and District Residents Association. At Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Dr, Mernda. Phone: Brian Herlihy, 0414 973 933. Every Thursday. 7pm-9pm. Community Singing. At Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Dr, Mernda. Phone: Jeannie, 0438 931 749. Every Thursday. FRIDAY, MAY 19 3rd Friday Afternoons. African Drumming Classes. At Allwood Neighbourhood House, Hurstbridge. Phone: Annie, 0407 102 578. Every Friday. 3.30pm-7pm. Diamond Valley Vietnam Vets (DVets). At Nui Dat Room, Greensborough RSL. Phone: Peter, 0400 363 143. Every Friday. 7pm-8.30pm. Venturers (15-18 years). 1st Kinglake Scout Group. At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground, Kinglake Central. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. Every Friday. 8pm. Alcoholics Anonymous. Whittlesea Group. At Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Forest and Walnut Sts, Whittlesea. Every Friday. 8pm. Bingo. At Yea Bowls Club. Phone: 5797 270. Every Friday SATURDAY, MAY 20 3rd Saturday 9am-11am. Meeting. Merriang District Landcare Group. At Indigenous Nursery, rear of Whittlesea Secondary College, Laurel St, Whittlesea. Phone: 0456 884 266. Every Saturday. 7am-1pm. Saturday Community Market Whittlesea. At Whittlesea College, Laurel St, Whittlesea. Phone: 0419 357 395. 3rd Saturday. SUNDAY, MAY 21 3rd Sunday 10am. Seymour District Junior Football League. Tabilk v Wandong. Broadford v Seymour. St Mary’s v Alexandra. Euroa v Yea. 11am. Under 12. 12.15pm. Under 14. 1.25pm. Under 16. 8.30am-1pm. Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market. At Alastair Knox Park, Panther Place, Eltham. Phone: 0401 288 027. 3rd Sunday. MONDAY, MAY 22 4th Monday 9am-12 Noon. Supported Session. At Whittlesea Community Garden, Laurel St, Whittlesea. Every Monday. 9am-2pm. Men’s Shed, Whittlesea. At Showgrounds, Yea Rd, Whittlesea. Phone: Ken Lennox, 9716 0116. Every Monday. 12 Noon. Al-Anon Seymour. At Uniting Chruch Hall, 15 Crawford St, Seymour. Phone: Colleen, 0422 879 388. Every Monday. 12.30pm-4.30pm. Bridge Club, Whittlesea. At Whittlesea Bowls Club, Church St, Whittlesea. Phone: Lyndall, 5786 1839. Every Monday. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Indoor Soccer - Active Kids. At Yea High School Indoor Stadium. 8 week program. Phone: Terry Redding, 0427 312 561. 3.45pm-6pm. Coaching: Kids. Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club. Sutherland Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: 0437 008 788. Every Monday. 6pm-7pm. Coaching: Ladies Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club. Sutherland Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: 0437 008 788. Every Monday. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Rovers (18-26 years). At Scout Hall, Fir St, Whittlesea. Phone: Alan Harding, 0409 515 998. Every Monday.

Lilydale, Yarra Glen. You can submit your free listing: ONLINE FORM: EMAIL: FAX: 1800 231 312 POST: PO Box 1278, Research, 3095

DATE CLAIMERS FREE LISTINGS Your organisation can make an advance ‘claim’ on a date throughout the year for its major events. MONDAY, JUNE 12 Queen’s Birthday Holiday. Honours. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Remembrance Day. MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 Boxing Day. TUESDAY, MAY 23 4th Tuesday 4.15pm-5pm (Prep-Grade 3). 5.15pm6pm. (Grade 306). Calm Kids. Mind and Emotional Relaxation Group for Children. At Yea Community House Lounge. Phone: 5797 3070. 7pm-8.30pm. Scouts (11-15 years). 1st Kinglake Scout Group. At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground, Kinglake Central. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. Every Tuesday. 7.30pm. Business Meeting. Lions Club of Whittlesea. At Whittlesea Bowling Club, Chruch St, Whittlesea. Phone: David Cordall, 0418 348 057. 2nd Tuesday. 8pm. Badminton. Kinglake Badminton Club. At Sports Stadium, Cnr Extons Rd and Main Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: Neville, 9716 2020. Every Tuesday. WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 4th Wednesday 9.30am. Badminton. Kinglake Badminton Club. At Sports Stadium, Cnr Extons Rd and Main Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: Neville, 9716 2020. Every Wednesday. 10am-12 Noon. Playgroup. Nest Nature Playgroup. At Bollygum Park, Kinglake, Play, songs, rhymnes, morning tea and story. Phone: 9716 7314. Every Wednesday during term. 11am-2pm. Meeting. Kingflake Craft Group. At Kinglake Sports Stadium, Cnr Extons Rd and Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: Jo, 0409 175 124. Every Wednesday. 6.30pm-8pm. Cubs (8-10 years). 1st Whittlesea Scout Group. At Scout Hall, Fir St, Whittlesea. Phone: Alan Harding, 0409 515 998. Every Wednesday. 7pm-8.30pm. Cubs (7-11 years). 1st Kinglake Scout Group. At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground, Kinglake Central. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. Every Wednesday. 7.30pm. Table Tennis. Whittlesea Table Tennis Club. At Chandler Pavilion, Whittlesea Showgrounds. Phone: Les, 0419 466 018. Every Wednesday. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Bridge Club, Whittlesea. At Whittlesea Bowls Club, Church St, Whittlesea. Phone: Lyndall, 5786 1839. Every Wednesday. THURSDAY, MAY 25 4th Thursday 9am-2pm. Men’s Shed, Whittlesea. At Showgrounds, Yea Rd, Whittlesea. Phone: Ken Lennox, 9716 0116. Every Thursday. 10am-1pm. Supported Session. At Whittlesea Community Garden, Laurel St, Whittlesea. Every Thursday. 10.30am. Advanced Mandarin Lessons. At Yea Community House. Bookings Only. Every Thursday, except holdiays. 3.45pm-6pm. Coaching: Kids. Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club. Sutherland Rd, Kinglake

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Local Sport

Bye for Interleague ● Corey Malcolm’s sports career is profiled by Ray Steyger (right).

News Briefs Funeral funding

■ Chrissy Massingham has asked that we publicise the ‘GoFundMe’ fundraising prtoject to pay the funeral costs of Geoff Oliver of Yea. Chrissy says the family have a serious financial difficulties having to find $5000 for the funeralcosts. Donations can be mailed to 37 The Parade, Yea. if anyone wants to send a cheque

Yea Golf Club

● Players assemble at the Yea Golf Club for the President’s Cup ■ Yea hosted the Dalhousie Vets President’s Cup on Thursday. Their were 80 golfers participating in the three-person Ambrose event. Despite the early fog conditions were good with many compliments from visitors on the course condition. Winners from Seymour were Phil Jarvis and friends with a nett 57 (63 off the stick). Runners-Up with a nett 59 2/3 (69 stick) were Yea members of Bruce Kindred, Russell Wealands and Alan Pell. The Club received close to $1400 from the day through golf fees, bar and raffle, before expenses.

W’sea footpaths

■ More than two kilometres of ‘missing’ footpaths are currently under construction as part of the City of Whittlesea’s program to improve connectivity throughout the municipality. The footpaths have been upgraded as part of theMissing Links Program which will see more than $450,000 worth of pavement constructed in four areas. As new residential and commercial developments are constructed, footpaths are developed. This often results in a number of missing pedestrian links between the different residential zones and commercial precincts. The first of the missing links to be completed was the 500 metre stretch along Harvest Home Rd from the Epping RSL to Epping Rd in Epping North.

McEwen misses ■ "Families across our community are the biggest losers from this (Federal) Budget, which supports big business and high income earners at the expense of families," according to McEwen's Labor MHR Rob Mitchell. “Where is the funding for infrastructure in the outer north and the towns north of Melbourne?” Mr Mitchell asked.

■ The AFL Yarra Ranges League and the Seymour District Junior Football Netball League both had the bye last weekend for Interleague. Alexandra was represented in several of the teams. On Saturday, Alexandra's A- Grade playing coach Latoya Wards was selected in the senior netball team for the AFLYarra Ranges game that lost to Gippsland Football Netball League. Former Rebels junior and senior football player Tyson Biffin represented Gippsland in the senior football team that lost to the Yarra Ranges. Meanwhile at Wangaratta on Sunday, the SDJFNL Under 14 and Under 16 football teams competed in a lightning premiership format with each side playing three games of two halves, each 15 minutes in duration. Alexandra's Ryan Lucas was selected in the Under 14 team whilst Tom Rouget and Angus Smith were selected in the Under 16 team which finished third in their competition. The day was played in good spirit and the experience of playing in a competition with some of the best players from the north-east was great for all involved. After two years of junior netball Interleague the League was unable to find a competition to enter for last weekend and is investigating other options for the future. Thursday's Rebel Raffles are sponsored by Holmesglen @ Eildon and Mt Pleasant Hotel, Reddrops Foodworks / Houseboat Sales Lake Eildon, Eildon Bakery / Outdoor Education Group, Alexandra Quality Meats / Alexandra Windscreens and Yea Chinese Restaurant / Bailey Funerals and will resume this week, the Holmesglen @ Eildon Jackpot not having gone off yet. It will be worth $1200 this week so come along and buy some tickets at $1 each. Yyou need to be at the Club rooms at 8pm for the draw. Thursday night dinners have two sittings, for juniors and then seniors after their respective training with main course and sweets - adults $15 and kids $10, everyone is welcome. This Saturday we travel to Thornton for two games of football. The Barry ‘Sprague’ Thompson Trophy will be decided in the senior football game, and three games of netball, with everyone invited to come along to the Club Ball on Saturday night at Holmesglen at Eildon, tickets are $60 for a three-course meal and music. See Kate Mullins and Emma Kidd to make your booking for the Ball and the bus. Upcoming events include the Truck Show on the June long weekend Sunday and the Club is looking for anyone to assist with catering at our Club site in Rotary Park, so if you can give a couple of hours please contact Ray Steyger on 5772 2627. The juniors are also playing at home that day so volunteers will be needed at Rebel Park and at Rotary Park. - Ray Steyger

Locals do well

● Hailey Atkinson (no 41) playing in the UK ■ Since the Alexandra Football/Netball Club played its • Hailey first representative game in Atkinson 1884, many footballers and netballers have represented • Corey the Club in juniors and seniors. Malcolm Two former players, Hailey Elkington and Corey grams, training once a month Malcolm, are highlighted as in Dandenong. Participation in this Academy can lead to to what they are doing now. Hailey Nell Elkington is umpiring appointments for 22 years old and participated Under 16s Vline Cup, in Alexandra's Auskick pro- Worksafe Country Champigram which she enjoyed and onships and TAC Cup was a good right foot kick and matches. In 2016 Corey was also strong mark for her age, had good hand eye coordination nominated to the VFL Rookie Squad (one of two umpires and was pretty quick. With no opportunity at that from AFLYarra Rangesto be time to continue to play foot- nominated) which provides ball competitively, Hailey the opportunity once per went on to play netball at month to train with the VFL Alexandra in juniors and then senior squad umpires at Victoria Park. seniors. Corey has also been nomiAfter completing a degree in psychology at RMIT, hop- nated to the AFL Victoria ing to do further study to be- Country Umpiring Leadercome a sports psychologist or ship Program, one of eight child psychologist, she has umpires from across Victoria been travelling in Europe chosen to complete a threesince late 2015, using Lon- day leadership program run don as a base where she has by AFLVictoria. Corey officiated at the anworked in hospitality (pubs and restaurants) in London nual AFL Victoria Country v and as a nanny in Frankfurt AFL Victoria Metro match for her cousin Adam Pearce and officiated at two TAC (merchant banker and previ- Cup matches in Morwell ously Captain of the (home of the Gippsland premiership-winning Murray Power TAC Cup team) and officiated at the AFL Yarra Bushrangers). Hailey currently lives in Ranges Division 1 senior footBrixton and plays football for ball Grand Final. In 2017, Corey has been Wandsworth Demons Women's team in the ruck nominated again to V/Line (number 41 in the photo) and Umpire Academy Program, half forward, the Club also the VFL Rookie Squad and having a number of expats has officiated at an Under 16 playing for them including TAC Cup match at Icon Park, Carlton and an Under two players from Yea. Following a further stint of 16 TAC Cup match at Punt travel, Hailey plans to return Road Oval, Richmond ,beto Australia via South East fore officiating last Saturday at the 2017 Worksafe AFL Asia in November. Corey Malcolm is 17 Victorian Community years of age and played jun- Championship (2nd v 3rd ior football for Alexandra and Leagues) match between started boundary umpiring in Essendon Football League April 2014, since obtaining and Eastern Football Level 1 and Level 2 umpir- League at Bayswater Oval. Corey obviously enjoys his ing accreditation and currently officiates with AFL boundary umpiring and has Yarra Ranges, mostly in Di- also this year started some vision 1 senior games, run- central umpiring in the ning up to 15 km per match. Alexandra Under 16 football Corey's career is high- matches. Corey's longer term goal lighted by selection for the AFLYarra Ranges Division is to become an umpire in the 1 Under 18 Grand Final in AFL but he intends to finish 2015 and then in 2016 Corey his secondary schooling bewas nominated to attend the fore heading off to university V/Line Umpire Academy and will continue his umpirProgram which provides fur- ing journey at the same time. - Ray Steyger ther skills and fitness pro-

Sports Briefs Sport resumes

■ After irregular rounds for Easter, ANZAC Day, the Pride Cup and an Interleague bye, regular Saturday afternoon football and netball starts for 2017 this Saturday (May 20). ■ AFL Yarra Ranges Division 2. Round 5. Belgrave v Yarra Junction. Thornton Eildon v Alexandra. Powelltown v Kinglake. Yea v Seville. Yarra Glen - Bye. ■ AFL Yarra Ranges Division 1. Round 5. Upwey Tecoma v Emerald. Wandin v Woori Yallock. Gembrook Cockatoo v Olinda Ferny Creek. Mt Evelyn v Heales-ville. Monbulk v Warburton Millgrove. ■ Seymour District Junior Football and Netball. Round 4. Tabilk v Wandong. Broadford v Seymour. St Mary’s v Alexandra. Euroa v Yea. ■ Northern Football League. Division 1. Round 5. Eltham v Bundoora. Greensborough v West Preston-Lakeside. Heidelberg v Montmorency. Northcote Park v Hurstbridge. Whittlesea v Macleod. ■ Northern Football League. Division 2. Round 5. 2.10pm. Lower Plenty v Lalor. Thomastown v Fitzroy Stars. Watsonia v North Heidelberg. 4.10pm. Panton Hill v Diamond Creek. ■ Northern Football League. Division 3. Round 6. Heidelberg West v St Mary’s. Kilmore v Banyule. Laurimar v Mernda. South Morang v Reservoir. Epping - Bye.

Yea Bowls Triples

● Eildon Club winning team (foreground left to right) Bob Picone, Ian Layfield and Peter Fawns with Ian Layfield receiving the trophy from Jeffrey Swain of Yea-Kinglake RSL with Philip Cooper (Yea Bowls Club President) watching in the background. ■ The Yea Bowls Club's ANZAC Triples competition was won by the Eildon Clubteam of Bob Picone, Ian Layfield and Peter Fawns, with runners-up being the Whittlesea Club team of Paul Lamont, Cheryl Stuchlik and Ron Stuchlik. Yea-Kinglake RSL sponsors the annual competition, traditionally held on the Monday after ANZAC Day, with teams competing for the Diggers Day trophy. Yea-Kinglake RSL President Jeffrey Swain congratulated the winners and thanked all the teams for their participation, good sportsmanship and generous support of the local RSL. "I'm bowled over,” said Jeff when presented with a donation of $500 raised on the day. "This puts us close to the jack." Thanking Phil Cooper, Yea Bowls Club President, and the competitors, Jeff spoke briefly of the needs of local veterans and the welfare and pension work of the Yea-Kinglake RSL. "This generous donation is very much appreciated," he said. "Support like this, while it assists veterans directly, ultimately benefits our whole community," Jeff said.

● Whittlesea Club runners up team of (left to right) Paul Lamont, Cheryl Stuchlik and Ron Stuchlik.

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Hurstbridge Office: 784 Main Road, Hurstbridge. 9718 2222 Kinglake Office: Shop 1, Glenburn Road, Kinglake. 5786 1199

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Perfect Country Home • 4 Bedroom 2 bathroom home on 15 acres • Master bedroom with BIR and ensuite with spa bath • In ground Swimming pool and beautifully landscaped gardens • large sheds two fully lockable and Cattle yards. $760,000



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Landmark Harcourts Alexandra 56 Grant Street, Alexandra I 5772 3444 $1,425,000 For Sale

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‘Woodlea’ presents an outstanding opportunity to secure a picturesque lifestyle property with income generated from the working farm. There are 216 acres (210 freehold and 10 acres leasehold) of improved pasture with a good balance of flat to slight undulating country, good carrying capacity and with Goulburn River access. The 3 bedroom homestead has 2 bathrooms, "chef's kitchen" with views over the rear garden. The formal sitting room has an open fire place; the family room with vaulted ceilings overlooks the front garden and deck. The home is fresh and "homely" and is surrounded by an exquisite 2 acres of English garden. There is a lawn tennis court. The recently renovated cottage is fully self-contained and maybe another income source from farm stay or B&B. Don't miss this wonderful varied lifestyle property: P r i v a t e S a l e $ 11,, 4 2 5 5,, 0 0 0

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