NEWS DESK Motorcyclist dies A MOTORCYCLIST who died after colliding with a minibus on French Island on Sunday 23 April was not wearing a helmet. Leading Senior Constable Lauren McNiece, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the man, 27, of French Island, was riding east along Tankerton Rd around a left-hand bend when he crashed into a minibus travelling west, 4.20pm. She said speed may have been a factor as the motorcyclist appeared to have been unable to take the bend on the dirt road before running head on into the minibus. He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. The driver of the bus, 26, of Warneet, was uninjured and stopped to assist. The three bus passengers were uninjured. Police say road conditions were dry and their investigations into the cause of the collision are ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
Activist dies at 72
Lest we forget: A poppy trail will be laid at Mornington Secondary College’s WWI Avenue of Honour as part of the school’s Anzac Day celebrations. Picture: supplied
Patients, staff make Anzac Day poppies PATIENTS and staff at Peninsula Health’s The Mornington Centre have made a poppy trail for the Mornington Secondary College’s WWI avenue of honour as part of the school’s Anzac Day celebrations. “I think it’s very clever and it’s nice to do something in remembrance of Anzac Day,” said patient Audrey Whelan.
Jenny Mann, of Mornington, encouraged patients at the centre to get involved, along with students from local schools and visitors to the store, as she wanted to “do something special” to commemorate Anzac Day. “I wanted to get different members of the community involved so it’s a community poppy trail.” The poppies are made from plastic and fabric.
Patients traced the outline of the flower onto the felt, cut it out and created the poppy, then weaved them all together to create the trail. “It’s been a good project to be involved in,” Peninsula Health diversional therapist Maureen Donovan said. “Everyone has really enjoyed it and over the past two months lots of different patients have had a go at making the poppies.”
PROMINENT Mornington Peninsula environmental activist Eunice Cain has died after a short illness at the age of 72. Mrs Cain of McCrae was a founding member of the Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, formed 20 years ago over concerns about inadequate shire rubbish disposal and to oppose plans to build a marina at Rosebud. She was secretary and later president of the association. Mrs Cain co-founded the Friends of Rosebud Beach and Foreshore, whose volunteers (including her husband John Cain) completed extensive revegetation on several sections of the foreshore over many years. Her funeral is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am at Rosebud Funeral Services, 123 Jetty Rd, Rosebud, followed by a burial service at Dromana Cemetery, Arthurs Seat Rd, Dromana.
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Western Port News 25 April 2017
Western Port News 25 April 2017