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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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WHITTLESEA: Show cancelled for 2020

The Whittlesea Agricultural Society Inc. has, decided to cancel the 2020 annual Whittlesea Show. The decision was announced on Friday night (July 24). “The continuing restrictions associated with COVID-19, especially the management of social-distancing and the possible risk to public health during large events were the major factors for this decision,” said a WAS spokesman.

MURRINDINDI: Yea Railway Markets postponed

COVID-19 has claimed another victim – but hopefully only temporarily.Yea Railway Market organisers announced this week that their monthly event will not proceed for the time being. The popular attraction is usually held on the first Saturday of the month. The Coronavirus restrictions stopped the Market occurring in April, May and June, and the Saturday

Dindi Sessions on Saturday

Home-grown local talent can be heard in ‘The Dindi Sessions’ this Saturday (May 16) when local band Satis Intent perform their premiere track Cherry River. This can be viewed on the Murrindindi Shire Youth Facebook page. There are releases of original music from talented young artists across the Murrindindi Shire. ‘The Dindi Sessions’ is an

Unusual ANZAC Day in Yea

It was an unusual ANZAC Day observance in Yea on Saturday (Apr. 25). Instead of a crowd of some hundreds, there were five people at the Cenotaph: • Jeffrey Swain, President of the Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub-Branch,• Frank Philip, Vice-President,• Mother Eden-Elizabeth Nicholls, of St Luke’s Anglican Parish, Yea and Molesworth,• Michelle Mussett, piper, and• Elaine

Top honour for Seymour Mason

J.H. Coombs, of Seymour Lodge, has been given a top honour by Freemasons Victoria. He has been promoted to the grand rank of Past Junior Grand Warden, in a list released on Thursday (Mar. 26) by the fraternity’s Grand Master, Keith Murray. Another Seymour Lodge member, Donald Wilson, has been named as a recipient of

Long forgotten local footy comp. rediscovered

The Purvis family has uncovered a century-old Minute Book that reveals history of the long-forgotten King Parrot Football Association. The Minute Book, written in the hand of Hon. Secretary W.G. Purvis, commenced from the first days of the Association in May 1913. A meeting was held with representatives from Homewood (W. Purvis, G. Forbes), Strath

Horses help family violence victims

Gabrielle Williams, State Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, has visited Yea to see the Horses Assisting You program in action and hear first-hand from those who have benefited from equine therapy. Delivered by Nexus Primary Health, Primary Care Connect and Family Care, equine therapy is a relatively new form of psychological treatment in

NE locals welcome Autumn

Local people throughout the North-East have been active in a range of activities on the last weekend of summer.

More than books at local library

The Rotary Club of Alexandra had the privilege to meet Alexandra librarian Carley Heath when she was guest speaker. Carley has been with the Alexandra Library for a few months and although she is not new, how she came to be our librarian is a little different than what was expected. Carley is new to

Alexandra Rotary donates $500 to Headspace

Two young men – Nick and Ben Charles – impressed those attending the Rotary Club of Alexandra’s meeting last week. The visit by Rotary District Governor Brian Peters to the Rotary Club of Alexandra was marked by the addresses given by the young men. They told of their Rotary Youth Exchange travels to Denmark and

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