The Dunolly and District Community News Volume 30 Issue 3 Wednesday 4 February 2015 Donation: 50c The Uniting Church Choir was photographed while attending the induction of Rev Youn Sang Kim in Swan Hill last week. Choir members above are: Back row: Julie Ramsay, Jan Watts, Jean Richardson, Elsie Mortlock, Ron Grimmet, Rhonda Heather Front row: Jean Anderson, Carol Dodson, Margaret Price, Marg Davies, Joy Turner, Ivan Shrubsole. As reported in last week’s paper Marie Lovel and Peter Daly were jointly recognised for their long-standing commitment to the community. When Marie completed her nursing training, she had the highest marks in the state, a real academic. Marie then worked at Dunolly Hospital until her retirement. Marie also assisted her husband, Lin, in the running of Dunolly Funerals; they were a great team and still are. Marie has served as secretary to the Dunolly Cemetery Committee for 30 years and helped with memberships and entertainment at the Dunolly Senior Citizens Club where she is an enthusiastic player of indoor bowls. Marie has also been a keen supporter of Dunolly’s service clubs, sporting and academic, and has been a great asset to Dunolly. Marie said that winning the award was a shock as she had no idea that she had been nominated, however, Lin and the family knew that she would receive the award and made doubly sure that she was present to receive it. Peter is known as Dunolly’s ‘go to man’ and he has supported every local club and activity. He has been a member of numerous committees including Deledio Reserve, the Dunolly pool, Laanecoorie Dunolly Cricket Club, as well as stepping in to help out at the local RSL. Peter has played the trumpet for many years at RSL events while also running his family’s business since his father retired. ‘It is a bit of a shock but I’m very happy to receive this award,’ Peter said following the service. Marie and Peter are great supporters of The Welcome Record through advertising and donations and we congratulate them both on receiving this recognition of their unflagging work in the community. Bob Henderson and Coral Christensen Page 2 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD THE WELCOME RECORD INC. Welcome Record Inc. A0013872F ABN 19299170473 Published by community volunteers at the Dunolly Town Hall 85 Broadway Dunolly Victoria 3472. Phone: (03) 54681054 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dunollynews.org Editors: Susan Anderson Faye Arnold Coral Christensen Office: Jan Brock (Accounts) Jean Richardson Jenny Scott Proofreaders: Jean Anderson Jan Brock Cynthia Lindsay Rosemary Mecredy Jenny Scott Printing and Distribution: Jan Brock Theresa Milne Graeme Ray Janet Ray OPENING TIMES Tuesday 9.30am - 3.30pm Wednesday 9.00am -1.00pm Contributions are accepted up to closing time on Tuesdays. Exceptions are made only by prior arrangement, or for important community notices for the Classified pages. If in doubt please ring us before 2.00pm on Tuesday to avoid disappointment. All letters, articles and classifieds must contain the writer’s full name, home address and daytime telephone number. The Welcome Record aims to present the diversity of viewpoints which reflect the concerns and interests of our community. It will not print contributions which are defamatory or being used as an alternative to a personal approach in dealing with a personal issue. The opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of The Welcome Record. Phone 5468 1054 4 February 2015 ROSIE’S RAMBLE GOOD ON ROSIE BATTY! Going a bit architectural this week. Doesn’t the post and rail fence around the Police Stables look great? Congratulations to everyone involved in the work there. When I was in Maryborough the other day having the car serviced, I had a whole morning to meander around and just look at things. Wandered into Quincy Jac - a gift shop next to the Bull and Mouth - it may have been part of the hotel at one time. There are heaps of lovely things in there, but the most interesting thing about it is the actual space it occupies. The ceiling is very high and is built like parquetry - similar to the ceiling in St Mary’s. It is highly varnished and looks magnificent. The beams, which are also a long way up, are huge carved panels. They are hard to describe - you will have to go and see them for yourself. Heard about a self-steering robotic tractor operating in Japan. Some of the benefits are that it stays within the boundaries of the property and turns at the end of the paddock. Thank goodness for that - one would think that these would be fairly necessary things for a tractor to do. Beware the runaway robot tractor! Some boat owners have a sense of humour when they name their vessels. I saw ‘Cirrhosis of the River’ go through Dunolly the other day. Gadget of the Week This was in one of those booklets that come in the mail full of very strange and marvellous things you didn’t know you needed. These caught my eye - Mop Slippers! They look like those spider dusters, but you wear them on your feet and they ‘grab onto the dirt, dust and grime, leaving your floors sparkling’. You can forget mops and water too - can you imagine fluffing around in wet slippers washing the floor? Another labour saving device next week. Rosie INDEX Letters Notes from our Councillor CGSC News Church News Important Dates Loddon Mayoral Column Crossword Cookery Corner Neighbourhood House Classifieds Personal/Public Notices Sport Page 3 Page 3 Page 9 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 17 Page 19 Page 21 Page 23 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD NOTES FROM OUR COUNCILLOR During the week, Dunolly received a brand new community bus, it is a beauty. There are a number of people I have to thank for their assistance: Fiona Lindsay and the RTC committee; Steve Streeter from the Maldon and District Community Bank; and Wayne Belcher from Central Goldfields Shire. It was a great result. The first meeting regarding the footpaths and the associated work that goes with the street development in Broadway will be occurring very shortly. We would like to see it all completed before winter, here's hoping. Bob Henderson NEW REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN AUSTRALIA For those like me who are specifically interested in the impacts of global warming on Australia, the CSIRO and The Bureau of Meteorology have just released a welldocumented report on Australia’s climate. You can find it at http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-theclimate/. The report is useful because it shows how our local flood and fire experiences fit within the big picture of national climate change. For instance, the report makes it clear that here in South-east Australia we have had more extreme fire weather since the 1970’s and that our rainfall has decreased with more of it coming in heavy falls. Looking to the future, the report says that Australia's average temperatures have already warmed 0.9 degrees since 1910 and are likely to increase to 5.1 degrees by 2090 if no action is taken to reduce carbon emissions. In that case, Mildura’s climate would be more like Broken Hill or Port Augusta, while Melbourne’s climate would be more like Wangaratta or Dubbo, with days over 35 degrees increasing from 11 to over 24. If this all seems highly unlikely, consider the sobering fact that we have now had three years in this decade, 2005, 2010 and 2014, when we have broken the record for global average temperatures with 2014 being the hottest year globally since weather recording began. Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 3 While the situation is serious, there are many positive things that can be done by nations, states and individuals. If your land-care group, service club, U3A or community organisation would like a free presentation on climate change that is positive, up to date and tailored to your member’s interests and time constraints just let me know. Terry White 5461 5471 SHOWER HEAD Cynthia Lindsay asked about the Shower Head on the side of the road at Simson (WR 21/01/15). Occupational Health and Safety rules require that where an employee may come in contact with a dangerous substance, the employer must provide a suitable washing station so that anyone coming in contact with the substance can quickly wash it off. There is a series of pipes and valves adjacent to the shower head, so it would appear that this site is some sort of inspection point that requires regular maintenance. Alan Larpent SHOWER HEAD (TWO) In answer to Cynthia Lindsay’s request for information in the Welcome Record on 21 January, regarding the roadside shower head. These are decontamination showers for people working on the gas main or any toxic site. I hope this answers the boys’ curiosity. Neville Roberts TIMOR OR TY MAWH When I arrived in the district three years ago, I was intrigued as to the pronunciation of the name of the goldfields town Timor. Being from Melbourne, I mispronounced it as Tee-more, but was told by locals pronounce it Tie-more. In North Wales there is a wellknown 16th century historic house called Ty Mawh. The Welsh translation of Ty Mawh means big house, and is used for many large old houses in Wales. Could it be that our local Timor was a verbal naming by a Welsh miner? When it was eventually written down, it was spelt phonetically as Timor instead of Ty Mawh. Purely a hypothesis of course, but I think it is quite plausible. Our own town Dunolly was named after the Scottish Dunollie Castle, and the spelling was also different. I’d love to hear any other theories as mine is purely conjecture. I’m sure our wonderful historical society will have some answers. I do love a good mystery! Rachel Buckley Page 4 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD GOLDFIELDS TRANSPORT Goldfields Transport is run by Central Goldfields Shire and provides a door to door community bus service for residents of Dunolly and Bealiba who wish to go to Maryborough for shopping, appointments or to meet friends. The bus operates on Friday each week. If you wish to use the bus you need to ring the Shire (5461 0610) and make a booking. It’s a great service for those who have no transport or have difficulty driving. I used this service to do my shopping when I had shingles and was unable to drive. A great service and I met new friends on the bus. This service is separate to the one run by the RTC. Marion Da Costa INTERSECTION UPGRADE A notorious intersection where a Maryborough woman died last month is earmarked for a $3 million safety upgrade. The Lockwood crossing is set for an upgrade to improve road safety and to install a roundabout. VicRoads plans to begin building the new roundabout later this year. The Lockwood crossing is situated where the Maryborough-Bendigo Road meets the Calder Alternative Highway. The new large diameter roundabout would cater for long trucks that frequently use the highway. The upgrade would also include the installation of new street lighting to improve visibility at the crossing where a 58-year-old Maryborough woman was killed, and another seriously injured, on 20 January. Viroads regional director Mal Kersting said VicRoads had recently started work on preliminary designs for the construction of the new roundabout. “The roundabout, to be built within the existing road reserve, will involve changing the geometry of the intersection to ensure it will be noticeable to motorists from all approaches,” Mr Kersting said “It will be designed so that motorists are encouraged to slow down as they approach the intersection and will include prominent signage.” Vicroads told The Advertiser that during the five year period ending January 2015 there were nine casualty crashes, including the recent tragic fatality, in the vicinity of this intersection. VicRoads has recently met with some nearby residents, including the Lockwood Community Forum, to discuss the Calder Alternative Highway and the intersection. “Some of the feedback is being considered in the design,” Mr Kersting said. “Once our designs are near completion, we will make arrangements to meet with landholders that live in close proximity to the intersection to share our work and gain some local input into how the design will operate in the local environment.” By Eve Lamb, Courtesy The Maryborough Advertiser 4 February 2015 WAYAWA CAFE Tarnagulla Community Centre Open every Sunday 10.00AM to 4.00PM 8 Sandy Creek Lane Behind the Victoria Hall. Homemade cakes, pastries, soup and sandwiches Come along and enjoy a coffee or Devonshire tea Eat in or take away We also have a range of local crafts and produce. Support your local centre run by volunteers. Join us for our first dinner in 2015 Saturday 7 February French Inspired Menu Reservations Enjoy our summer lunch menu, Friday to Sunday Or simply a delicious coffee & cake or a glass of wine. Visit our gallery of local artists, including beautiful work by Joe Jakitsch of Tarnagulla and Anthony Dunn. Check out our regional produce and wines - they make the best gifts.! 127 Broadway Dunolly 03 5468 1245 or 0428 322 208 E: [email protected] SEPTIC TANK CLEANING Septic tanks pumped out at reasonable rates Servicing Dunolly & Surrounding Districts BOB PEART Tel: 5468 7262 or Mobile 0429 782 691 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 5 DEEP CREEK DUNOLLY SOCIAL CYCLISTS Standing by the waterside of Deep (Tullaroop) Creek at Carisbrook it is impossible to imagine this gentle meandering stream turning into the raging torrent which flooded the whole town a few years ago. Yet it did, creating a nightmare for all Carisbrook residents. Last Sunday minnows could be seen darting among the reeds in the clear shallow water. Further downstream saplings with golden tips blended beautifully with the diverse greens of the many reed beds and other water plants. It was really lovely. This natural habitat is home to many creatures including banjo frogs, small water birds and a variety of insects. Water rats and platypus also live amongst the reed beds. Many years ago Marion went with the Field Naturalist Club one night on a trip to see platypus burrows along this creek. They were rewarded for their efforts that night by seeing a platypus. Walking tracks follow both sides of the creek and make for easy walking. Old ropes were tied to solid tree branches in several places and an old tyre perched proudly on another branch. The lucky residents with houses backing onto the creek must have some of the best views in the Central Goldfields Shire. According to the interpretative signage Bucknall Reserve is named after a prominent Carisbrook resident of the past, Les Bucknall. He was a descendant of an early pioneering family. Along with wife Dorothy, Les planted out many of the introduced trees in the reserve. The walking trail was built by Ian and Julie Carstairs of Carisbrook and Haj Mooney. It was upgraded in 1998/9 and goes for six hundred and sixty metres. The sign says it is wheelchair friendly. Across the bridge is the children's playground and a picnic area which was in use as we passed. Further along the creek is the old log gaol. The sign says it was probably built in 1851 and is the oldest remaining log gaol in Victoria. One log has been signed by an 1860 inmate. Near it is a much more recent signature from 2014 which completely lacked the charm of the earlier one. The gaol did house some notorious criminals in its early days, including a police murderer. It was used by low key offenders up until 1900. The gaol has been relocated twice since it was built and has been used as a horse sluice among other things during its long life. We had expected to be about an hour walking around Carisbrook. It was well over two hours before we left and all we had seen was the creek and the gaol. Carisbrook has more to offer visitors than we had thought. The many historic buildings will have to wait for another day. Vicky Frizzell Sunday 1 February saw our fist ride for 2015 take place, which was a most enjoyable ride on mostly unsealed, quiet roads with one section through the Bealiba range state forest. Our members were down as three families were away, however, we were joined by Trish and Veronica for the first time, both on new bikes. We enjoyed their company very much and look forward to their continuing presence with the group. An official apology is due to Murray Hall who, because of a mix up on our part about the start time, arrived too late to take part, sorry Murray. The next event on 15 February will be the first one away from Dunolly; the McIntyre members are organising a ride in this area in the morning, followed by a barbecue lunch at Glynis and Brian Cain’s home, bring your own meat. Time and details in next Welcome Record. We wish to record our thanks to the Welcome Record and staff for their help in publishing and reporting our activities since we started. Neville Roberts, 5468 7295 Page 6 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD BEYOND THE GARDEN PATH…….WITH MAZ Today I’d like to take you on a walk up another garden path. This one I walked many many times about 60 odd years ago. It was a wonderful, magical place for a child, a sort of ‘’lose yourself from the rest of the world” place. It was the gardens on the corner of Thompson St. and Maude St. here in Dunolly, where the Caravan Park is now situated. It was known as the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, but after talking to an old friend, who used to go canoodling in there with his now wife of many years, we both thought it was originally a Botanic Garden. It fronted Thompson St. where there was a row of old Cypress pines just inside a wooden picket fence, which had in the early 50s seen better days. There were a couple of wooden bench seats on the footpath side of the fence, probably for resting during a walk to or from the railway station. Quite a few seats were also in the garden. The sides and back fence were of rabbit proof wire netting, with several rows of barbed wire on top. Inside the fence all the way around was a tract of land about 4 or 5 metres wide which was overgrown with large trees, shrubs, creeper and all sorts of growth, as well as a small rotunda on the northern side, which was covered with various types of greenery. There was also a stand of silver poplars whose suckers’ predecessors are still on the same site today and several clumps of bamboo. Inside this tract of garden, a footpath ran all the way around, with other paths leading from it to the centre of the garden, where stood a granite memorial marker for the soldiers of the first and second world wars. I have been told it is the memorial which now stands by the Dunolly museum. There seems to be little or no information on these gardens. Do you have any? It would have to have been planted in the late 1800s or for World War One commemoration, as the trees were large and old in the 50s, the second world war having been over only half a dozen years. The RSL used to march down Broadway and Thompson Street on Anzac Day with the band playing to hold a service at the centre of the garden. There was a deep old broken concrete open gutter, which ran down Thompson Street into an inflow on the railway side of the garden and into the lake, or station dam as we used to call it. I remember the large monkey puzzle three on this side of the garden as well, because I recollect getting the prickly leaves in bare feet and probably more than once. The garden was well tended and looked after by old Mr Angus, who used to take his horse and cart down almost every day, loaded up with shovels, rakes and so on. I hope there were others beside me who appreciated all the back-breaking hours he spent working there. And it would have been all for 4 February 2015 the love of it. No pay attached. Mr. Angus’s wife ran the ice cream and lolly shop on the corner of Broadway, next to the museum. They lived in the side residence which also had a nice garden. Does anyone remember where he kept his horse? I have talked to several people who remember the gardens, but not much more than me. Are there any old records of them and does anyone have photos? It would be nice to hear from anyone out there who has any information and/or photos, as there must be people who remember more than I do. See ya! P.S. Another memory I’d forgotten to mention, was all of the flowering bulbs that appeared out of nowhere in autumn and spring. I seriously think this place was a DUNOLLY RURAL TRANSACTION CENTRE Internet Centrelink Medicare Banking Photo copying Printing Laminating Computer Training V/Line Bookings Dry Cleaning Community Bus Shopping Run Information Centre Maps Post cards Tourist brochures [email protected] Trading hours Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm 03 5468 1205 DUNOLLY BOOKS and COLLECTABLES Opening times: 10.00am to 5.30pm daily (Sundays 10.00am to 5.00pm) Including: Dunolly DVD Hire Overnight and weekly hire NEW RELEASES EACH WEEK Telephone 5468 1623 68 Broadway, Dunolly 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD WELLNESS CENTRE PROGRESSING WELL The new Wellness and Support Centre at Maryborough District Health Service is steadily progressing. MDHS CEO Terry Welch recently gave his hearty ‘stamp of approval’ to the plans for the new Wellness and Support Centre for Cancer and Chronic Illness. “This project has been developed by a committed and dedicated team at MDHS, for and with the community” he said. “It is pleasing to see what has been achieved and completed thus far”. Mr Welch is keen for the centre to be an environment that is welcoming for community members. “There is still some work to be done before the centre opens” Mr Welch said. “We want to ensure the Wellness Centre is a safe, welcoming environment that can be accessed by community members of all abilities”. The first stage of the new centre is nearing completion. Next steps include the construction of a ramp to facilitate easier access for people with a disability, and a disabled toilet is to be installed. The ramp will be constructed in front of the centre. Internally, the initial renovations of the first stage have been completed. Most of the furnishings of the new Wellness and Support Centre have been chosen and delivered, with a few aesthetic items still to be added. The final touches will evolve from community input. The plan is for the centre Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 7 to continue to develop and evolve in response to the needs of the community. Mr Welch sees the centre as an opportunity for a different way of doing business. “Our aim is to make the centre a less clinical environment. We anticipate it will be a friendly, comfortable place that welcomes community members to call in when it is convenient.” Mr Welch said. “It should be viewed as a source of reputable health information, a centre for health related groups as well as providing some services by appointment. The focus will be on assisting community members with chronic illness to better manage their health and wellbeing, and providing support to their family and friends.” The overwhelming response to the renovations has been positive. Those who remember the building as being the location of the former Medical Practice, have commented on the transformation. Whilst there is still more work to be done, both internally and externally, once work is complete the community will be invited to help celebrate the opening of the first stage and public access to activities and service delivery from the centre will commence. MDHS Media Release MDHS CEO Terry Welch (centre) was recently briefed on the progress of the new MDHS Wellness and Support Centre by MDHS Director of Community Services Tracey Wilson (left), Fundraising Manager Gloria Turner (right) and Executive Project Manager Michael Coleman (standing). They are seen here in the Wellness Centre’s ‘Quiet Room’. Page 8 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD MELBOURNE CUP DAY At its Ordinary Meeting on 27 January, Council resolved to continue observing the Melbourne Cup public holiday for 2015. Tuesday, 3 November 2015 will be a public holiday throughout Central Goldfields Shire. LOCAL GOVERNMENT SURVEYS You may get a call The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is once again conducting local government surveys. Up to 300 people within the shire will be receiving a call, asking them to complete a brief survey on the services of Council. Calls are planned to commence on 2 February and will continue into March. Rates reminder Instalments and full payment now due Ratepayers that elect to pay their rates and charges in one lump sum are reminded that full payment is due on Monday, 16 February 2015. For those paying in instalments, the third payment is due by Monday 2 March 2015. Rates can be paid at the cashier desk at Council between the hours of 8.45am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. You can also use Bpay, Bpay View, or pay at any Australia Post outlet. Please contact Marc Cassidy at Council on 5461 0681 if you have any questions. Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 9 ROAD CLOSURES 2015 Central Goldfields Reverse Triathlon The Central Goldfields Reverse Triathlon will be held on the morning of Sunday 8 February 2015, and will be utilising the road carriageway which adjoins several local properties. The following roads will be affected: Christian Street, between Burns and Napier Streets half road Burns Street, between Christian Street and Lake Road road–resident access Burns Street, between Lake and Tullaroop Roads entire road Napier Street, between Christian and Earl Streets entire road Lake Road, between Earl and Burns Streets entire road Tullaroop Road, between Park and Chaplins Roads entire road Please note: Access to Havilah Hostel will be via Holyrood Street entrance (at the rear of Havilah Hostel). The event will commence at 6:15am with registrations. Tullaroop Road, Burns Street, Napier Street, Lake Road and Christian Street will be closed from 7:15am through to 10:30am. All through traffic will be detoured for this period of time. Cont’d next page Page 10 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Municipal Building Surveyor – Permanent Full Time Council is currently seeking an experienced candidate to undertake the role of Municipal Building Surveyor. Duties will include but not be limited to: Providing support and guidance to the Building Department team, Providing guidance and assistance to clients and stakeholders over the telephone and at front counter, Issuing of Building Permits and Occupancy Permits in accordance with the Building Act and Building Regulations. Benefits include: Immediate permanent role, Study assistance and a family friendly environment, Competitive package dependent on experience and qualifications. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting David Sutcliffe, General Manager Technical Services on 5461 0602. To apply for this position, follow the link on Council’s website and enter the relevant reference code 1957085. Applications must address the key selection criteria and close 13 February 2015 at 5:00pm. Late applications cannot be accepted. Supported Playgroup Social Worker - Permanent Part Time 7.6 hours per week Council is seeking an experienced Social Worker to work within the Supported Playgroup area. Your experience and knowledge will see you succeed in this position by working with parents and children who attend supported playgroup, as well as the Supported Playgroup Facilitators to: Connect with services via warm referrals, Support parenting skill development via modelling, coaching and instruction for individual and groups, Assist the Supported Playgroup Facilitators to identify and develop skills required for families to move to a community playgroup environment as indicated, Identify and assist the Facilitators with managing parental behavioural issues within the playgroup setting. To apply for this position, follow the link on Council’s website and enter reference code: 1957139. For further information contact Liz Albanese, Coordinator Day Care Services on 03 5461 5047. Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and close 13 February 2015 at 5:00pm. 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 11 ST JOHN’S FELLOWSHIP NEWS DUNOLLY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Invite you to worship God and welcome you to their services: Sunday 8 February 2015 St John’s Dunolly Anglican Parish Service 10.00am Morning Prayer - Pam Brodie St David’s Bealiba Anglican Services 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly at 8.00am Emu Anglican Services 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly at 11.30am Catholic Services: Dunolly 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays Mass at 8.30am 3rd Sunday Assembly at 8.30am Bealiba 3rd and 5th Sunday Mass at 8.30am Tarnagulla 3rd Saturday Mass at 11.00am Bealiba Uniting Church 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11.00am Dunolly Uniting Church 9.30am Music Celebration - Heiner Bauch Laanecoorie Uniting Church No service The meeting scheduled for this Tuesday 3 February, has been rescheduled to Tuesday 10 February at 2.00pm in the Hall. Apologies for any inconvenience. An Ash Wednesday service will be held at St John’s on Wednesday 18 February at 11.00am. This will be followed by a light lunch in the Hall. All welcome! Sunday 22 February, the Parish of Maryborough will hold their AGM. A service will be held at 10.00am prior to the meeting. All welcome! For any further information please contact Pam Brodie on 5468 1183 or Trina Kay on 5468 1709. Pam Brodie CATHOLIC CHURCH ST MARY’S MUSE The muse apologises this week: she is out of town. R Mecredy May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father , but by me. John 14: V6 MARYBOROUGH VETERINARY PRACTICE UNITING CHURCH NEWS Our Uniting Car boot Sale in the Church grounds will be held on 14 February. We the Uniting Church are to be hosts this month So it would be appreciated if you could do a little baking for us. If we all do a little it makes it so much easier, thank you. Heiner will be taking the service on Sunday and we all enjoy a good old sing so if you would like to come and join us we would love to have you. Our Op-Shop is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for all of you to come in and look at our summer clothes. It has not been very hot lately but I believe next week we are having very hot weather. Be prepared with some lovely wear from our Op Shop! We have many books too to read in the heat. On the 20 February we are again having one of our ‘Blokes Night Out’. These are very well attended by the men of our district starting with a BBQ tea and always a talk afterwards. This month, our guest speaker Brian will talk on opal mining. If you are coming, bring a friend and let Jim McKenzie know on 5468 7246 as this will help with the catering. Thank you. Jean Richardson 49 Alma Street, Maryborough 3465 MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES DUNOLLY AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON We conduct a Mobile Veterinary Service throughout the Maryborough area. We are available for: House calls for small animal consultations , vaccinations etc Routine farm consultations All appointments for calls must be made before midday Tuesday. Tel. 5461 4466 (AFTER HOURS SERVICE AVAILABLE) Page 12 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD Bealiba Playgroup meets every Friday from 10.00am to 11.00am in the Primary School during school terms Bealiba Progress Association meeting, 2nd Tuesday each month 7.30pm Bealiba Hall 4 February 2015 Dunolly St George Lodge 4th Saturday each month Dunolly Town Hall/Court House Committee 4th Tuesday each month 3.30pm Town Hall Bealiba Bingo 1.30pm in the Bealiba Hall 2nd Monday each month Dunolly Unit Vic SES meeting 6.30pm 3rd Tuesday each month. Training every other Tuesday Community bus – every Friday to Maryborough and back. RTC 5468 1205 Dunolly Uniting Church Messy Church 4th Wednesday each month 4.30pm to 6.00pm Dunolly Community Garden at Pre-school: Wednesdays 2.00pm AEST/5.00pm Summer Golden Triangle Archers 4th Sunday each month 10.00am behind Deledio Reserve Dunolly CWA 1.30pm RSL Hall 1st Wednesday each month Dunolly Day Support Tuesday and Thursdays 10.30am to 2.30pm Phone 5468 2907 Dunolly District Auxiliary 1st Monday each month at 10.00am Hospital Day Room Dunolly Field and Game meeting 1st Thursday each month 7.30pm 147 Broadway Dunolly Fire Brigade meeting 1st Monday each month 7.30pm Fire Station Dunolly Community Market 2nd Sunday each month 8.00am to 1.00pm Maryborough Lions Club Tourist Market 1st Sunday of every month - 8.00am - 2.00pm At the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex. Mobile Library every Thursday 2.00pm to 5.00pm outside Town Hall Newbridge CWA meeting Newbridge Hall 3rd Tuesday each month 1.30pm Old time Dancing 7.30pm Mondays Anglican Hall Barkly Street Dunolly RSL meeting 12.30pm RSL Hall Dunolly Last Friday each month Senior Citizens cards each Tuesday 1.30pm Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch meeting 3rd Wednesday each month 10.30am Bakery Senior Citizens luncheon 3rd Wednesday each month 12.30pm Dunolly Supported Playgroup meets Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am Dunolly Preschool Talbot Farmers Market 3rd Sunday each month 9.00am to 1.00pm Dunolly & District Probus Club meeting 3rd Thursday each month 10.000am Senior Citizens Hall Dunolly Museum meeting 3rd Monday each month 75 Broadway Tarnagulla Playgroup each Thursday 10.30am to 12 noon – behind the hall Tarnagulla Action Group - Community Centre 3rd Monday each month 7.30pm Welcome Record Committee meets 2.00pm 2nd Monday each month - office FEBRUARY Friday 6 Sunday 8 Thursday 12 Thursday 12 Saturday 14 Wednesday 18 DFNC Junior Information Evening & BBQ - 6.00pm Dunolly Market Public meeting Dunolly Town Hall to discuss replacement of the Broadway footpaths AGM Field and Game Club Inc. 7.00pm at the SES shed Car Boot Sale - Uniting Church Grounds - 8.00am Neighbourhood Watch AGM - 10.30am at the Bakery 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Council ends roadside firewood collection Roadside firewood collection permits will no longer be issued by Council, after a report was presented to Councillors at the January Ordinary meeting. In mid-2011 Council commenced the issuing of permits for collection of firewood from local roads following a decision by the Department of Sustainability and Environment to cease the practice of providing approval to residents. In direct response, Council developed a permit process to facilitate the continued access for residents to collect firewood from roadsides, with the established Works in Road Reserve Permit. Permits have been issued for a 12 month period and do not include a limit on the volume of firewood that can be collected. However, during the past four years, the collection of firewood along roadsides has been identified as an activity that carries a degree of inherent risk and cost to Loddon Shire Council. This, combined with the relatively low number of permits issued over the last four years, has led Council to withdraw all future approval for this activity along our local road network. Council did not come to this decision lightly. It did consider the benefits afforded to local residents being able to source limited quantities of firewood from roadsides, in contrast to the legislative and operational risks associated with the activity. In making this decision to suspend the issuing of permits, Council has brought Loddon Shire in line with many of its neighbouring councils and the majority of municipalities across the state. Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 13 Council will honour all current permits, but will not renew them as they expire. All residents should be aware that conducting unauthorised works within Council’s road reserves can attract penalties of up to $1500. In substitution of the former permit process from Crown land collection, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning operates an annual program, providing various locations of Crown land reserves as community firewood coups. For more information about the coups, visit the DEPI website: www.depi.vic.gov.au/forestry-and-land-use/forestmanagement/firewood Loddon assesses its performance Loddon Shire Council is participating in an independent market research survey for three weeks in February. Residents may receive a household call from market research company, National Field Services. The company has been commissioned to conduct a community satisfaction survey on behalf of Loddon Shire. Similar surveys will be undertaken across a number of Victorian councils in the coming months. The survey has been designed to assess the performance of Loddon Shire Council across a range of measures to identify ways to provide improvement or more effective service delivery to residents. National Field Services will keep all details and individual responses confidential. Only the overall results will be shared with Loddon Shire Council. For more information, please call Loddon Shire Council’s customer service centre on 5494 1200. Cr Gavan Holt MARK’S PEST SERVICE Mark Marson SPECIALIZING IN SPIDER SPRAYS, COCKROACHES, ANTS, TERMITES & RODENTS Servicing Maryborough & District Ph: 0419133181 Page 14 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 CROSSWORD Supplied courtesy : The Puzzle Wizard Solutions Crossword 48, Sudoku 50 SUDOKU NO 51 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 15 Appointments to MDHS Board of Management The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board chair and director positions of public health services, Ambulance Victoria, and rural public hospitals (including multi-purpose services) with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2015. These positions provide an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced persons to contribute and provide high level advice on the delivery of public health care to the Victorian community. Guidelines for applicants, application forms and terms and conditions of appointment are available for downloading from http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ governance. The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the composition of the Victorian community. This includes appropriate representation of women, indigenous Victorians, young Victorians and Victoria’s culturally diverse community and Victorians living with a disability. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 13 February 2015. Applicants are required to submit their completed application form, personal resume and cover letter to: The Chair Selection Panel Maryborough District Health Service PO Box 155 MARYBOROUGH VIC 3465 Wendy McIvor President, Board of Management Page 16 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD CARROT AND ZUCCHINI SLICE Serves 6 Prep time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients 2 medium carrots, peeled, grated 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 100g sliced leg ham or bacon, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup grated cheese 1-cup self-raising flour ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 or 5 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup milk ¼ cup Alfa One rice bran oil Mixed salad, to serve Method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease an 18cm x 28cm (base) slice pan. 2. Combine carrot, zucchini, onion, ham or bacon, garlic, cheese, flour and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in eggs, milk and oil. 3. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until firm to touch. Set aside to cool. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cold with mixed salad. Recipe www.taste.com Monday—Saturday: 7.00am - 6.00pm Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 17 TOMATO SALAD WITH ROASTED GARLIC AND BALSAMIC DRESSING Serves 8 Prep time: 20 minutes (plus 35 minutes standing time) Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 x 40g punnets tomato medley mix 4 medium tomatoes ½ cup fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Method 1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place garlic cloves on a 20cm piece of foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Twist top to enclose. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Stand for 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. 2. Squeeze garlic from skins. Discard skins. Place garlic in a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add balsamic vinegar and remaining oil. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Quarter large tomatoes and halve medium and small ones. Place tomatoes in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add dressing. Set aside a room temperature for 30 minutes to allow flavours to develop. 4. Transfer tomato mixture to a platter. Sprinkle with basil leaves and pine nuts. Serve. Recipe Super Food Ideas Page 18 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 GIANT PINE SCALE – GARDENERS BEWARE Gardeners can help protect Australia’s $1 billion softwood plantation industry from a new insect pest called giant pine scale. Giant pine scale is a sap-feeding insect which can attack pine, fir and spruce trees. Over 500 infested trees have been detected so far in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Gardeners across Victoria are being asked to help get rid of this pest by reporting any white, cotton-like waxy secretions on their pine, fir and spruce trees. Over the next few months, staff from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources will be on the hunt for giant pine scale to assess the spread of this pest – and the community can help this work by looking in their gardens. Gardeners can report any white, waxy secretions they see on their pine, fir and spruce trees via the toll-free Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881. More information about giant pine scale is available at www.vic.gov.au/giantpinescale. Residents can also email photos of the suspected pest, together with a contact phone number and the location, to [email protected] Victoria’s Chief Plant Health Officer Gabrielle VivianSmith said community support and assistance was integral to the success of the eradication program. “An urgent program is underway to help protect Australia’s more than $1 billion softwood plantation industry, and to help maintain the health and safety of host trees,” Dr Vivian-Smith said. “To minimise further spread, we’re asking people not to touch, move or collect suspected samples or parts of infected trees.” “We are working closely with local councils, the nursery and garden industry, arborists and related businesses as part of the program to ensure all avenues of identification and transfer of this pest are managed closely.” Trees impacted by giant pine scale suffer severe dehydration and branch dieback and can eventually die. Most infested trees can be safely treated with a chemical injection but in some circumstances may need to be removed. Media Release Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning CHURCH BLOOPERS For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. MINI LOADER HIRE Goes where the big cats can’t Post hole borer 150, 450 & 300mm augers Site Clearing and Trenching Backhoe Attachment 4 in 1 Bucket Phone Tom Fankhauser 03 5468 1660 0417 649 756 T&J BUILDING & MAINTENANCE Carpentry, Rural & Domestic Fencing, Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Roofing Repairs & Painting, Tiling, Painting & Plaster Work, Fully Insured & Free Quotes CONTACT TERRY—0413 805 946 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 19 What’s going on at THE DUNOLLY & DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE CREATIVE ART Using all mediums - every Tuesday from 10.00am at the Centre. Bring your own supplies and do your own thing. Oil, water colour, acrylics, drawing, painting. It’s great fun, no experience needed you just have to be enthusiastically interested in art. There is expert support and encouragement from a local artist who can guide you all the way! Make friends and be inspired. This group is for beginners to experts. $2.00 per person. WOODWORK You might like to try woodwork, on Tuesdays from 9.00am in the shed at at the Centre. Learn wood turning, do special projects, learn how to use power tools correctly. Make yourself or your family members something unique. Most timber supplied. $20.00 per year membership and $5.00 per session. If you have an idea, craft, expertise or would like to learn how to do a particular thing please let us know. If you would like to know more about the Centre, what we do, where we are, call Sharon on the number below or simply send an email. Phone 54681511 email: [email protected] Sharon Hiley Coordinator HOMEOPATHY BOWEN HERBS Bowen Therapy Hair Mineral Testing Homeopathy Remedies Herbal Tea Blends Equine Bodywork & Muscle Therapy Diet Herbs & Supplements 21 Main Street BEALIBA Judy 0425 876 548 [email protected] BETTER ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR WANNON’S VETERANS Veterans living in Wannon will have faster and more effective access to treatment for a range of disorders following the Abbott Government’s expansion of nonliability health care arrangements, Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said today. Mr Tehan said that under the new arrangements, veterans who are diagnosed by a general practitioner or psychologist with conditions such as PTSD, depression and anxiety will be able to access free treatment programs without needing to prove a link between their service and their condition. Up until now, access to non-liability health care was limited to veterans who had a condition diagnosed by a psychiatrist. ‘This is great news for local veterans living in Wannon where it is much quicker and easier to obtain a diagnosis from a GP,’ Mr Tehan said. ‘In our community, many people have strong and long -standing relationships with their local GPs so this initiative will make a real difference in ensuring that our veterans can access these services quickly and locally rather than needing to first obtain a referral to a psychiatrist. ‘The initiative also recognises that early diagnosis and treatment of these conditions greatly improves outcomes for those who are affected,’ Mr Tehan said. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Hon Senator Michael Ronaldson said expanding access to non-liability health care built on the Abbott Government’s strong record of improving services for Australia’s veterans. ‘The Government previously expanded these services to include treatment for alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder and made changes to allow a greater number of people with peacetime service to be eligible for these treatments,’ Senator Ronaldson said. ‘The key to good mental health is to take action early and I encourage all veterans and veterans’ representatives to familiarise themselves with the new arrangements and to seek help that is available.’ For any further information on mental health support for veterans and their families, contact DVA or visit the At Ease website at http://at-ease.dva.gov.au. Dan Tehan Media Release Page 20 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD DUNOLLY CUT AND COLOUR Men’s and Ladies Hairdressing Tuesdays 1.00pm—late (by appointment) Wednesdays 9.00am to 5.30pm Thursdays 9.00am to 5.30pm Tarnagulla first Monday of the month (excepting a long weekend) For professional hair care Call Julie on 0408 179 657 4 February 2015 KITCHENS LAUNDRIES VANITIES 20 Years Experience Free Measure and Quote Attention to detail Personalised Service EVERY BUDGET CATERED FOR Peter and Shelley Davies 18 Drive In Court Maryborough 3465 www.evolutionkitchens.com.au Telephone 5461 1000 QUOTES FOR PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN AGE I don't have grey hair. I have "wisdom highlights". I'm just very wise. My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work. The kids text me ‘plz’ which is shorter than please. I text back ‘no’ which is shorter than ‘yes’. I’ve retired and trying to live off my savings. Not sure what I’ll be doing next month. 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 21 FOR SALE Approx.100 old red bricks, 12 cement house stumps, plus large concrete pipe/pump container. Best offer. PH: Jan 5468 1017 FOR SALE GPX 4500 Minelab detector, 11” mono coil, Koss ear phones, speaker, B+Z booster, 240V + 12 volt charger, control box cover, DVD + instruction manual, genuine Minelab serial number. $3,600. Ph: Monika 0413 120 269 or Ron 0487 392 217 DUKKER, Lavonne Talei The funeral service for Talei will be held at St Augustine’s Church Maryborough on Monday 9 February at 11.00am. Please join and support Talei’s family in celebration of her life. FOR SALE Eight young adult turkeys, $20.00 each or all eight for $100. Also young roosters, $10.00 each. PH: 5468 1284 or 0400 237 900 CAR BOOT SALE The Uniting Church will host the car boot sale on Saturday 14 February. Cake and produce stall, sausage sizzle, stalls $2.00 - all welcome. The Op Shop will be open with New Year bargains. GARAGE SALE 66 Market St, Dunolly from 8.00am Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February. Household items, garden tools, washing machine, wood heater, car fridge, zero turn mower and much more. DFNC MINI LOTTO Drawn: 30.1.15 2, 4, 8, 11, 14 No winner. Jackpot $850. 5 numbers out of 15. Envelopes available at local businesses. Drawn at Bowling Club Friday nights. T Long THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who assisted in the Australia day observation. It was an enjoyable two hours with the refreshments, face painting, ball skills, singing (Tom, Natalie and the D Sharps), dignitaries and so on. While I don’t often get to join the organisations that put effort and time into staging these small events in a town’s calendar, it is good to be able to say thank you. Bettella McRae, Waanyarra PUBLIC MEETING - BROADWAY FOOTPATHS There will be a public meeting at the Dunolly Town Hall on Thursday 12 February 2015 commencing at 5.30pm to discuss concepts for the replacement of the Broadway footpaths between Bull and Thompson Streets, Dunolly. DUNOLLY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH The annual general meeting of Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Wednesday 18 February at 10.30am in the Dunolly Bakery. All members of the public who are interested will be made welcome. R Mecredy, Secretary THANK YOU We would like to thank the members and volunteers of the Bealiba, Dunolly and Rheola Fire Brigades for their quick response in extinguishing the hay fire last Friday. Ray and Nola McClelland, Bealiba THANKS Thanks to the Community Garden for the Comfrey last week. What a wonderful project. Lesley Whiley DUNOLLY & DISTRICT FIELD & GAME CLUB INC. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 12 February 2015 commencing at 7.00pm sharp in the SES shed Broadway, Dunolly. DUNOLLY FOOTBALL CLUB JUNIOR INFORMATION EVENING Friday 6 February 2015 6.30pm. All past and new players and parents welcome. BBQ and refreshments supplied. Bring salad to share. Page 22 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD As the Dunolly Primary School 2014 school year drew closer to the end, our Grade 6 students had the opportunity to celebrate their graduation from Primary to Secondary school with a fun, family orientated evening of Barefoot bowls at the Dunolly Bowling Club. Although a rogue trampoline threatened to bring the evening to a halt (by taking out the power until after 7:00pm), we decided that the show must go on and didn't let a little power outage stop the fun! After a demonstration from some of the local bowling club members, students and parents tried out their bowling skills on the greens. Students took on their teachers and parents, taking great pleasure in showing them up on the green! This was followed by a delicious spread of food provided by the Golden Grain Cafe (who still managed to bring the food on time despite an afternoon of no power... amazing!). Thankfully, the power came back on just in time for the formal part of the evening. Grade 6 students had spent many hours leading up to the day writing and rehearsing their graduation speeches and all had the opportunity to present them on the night. All students did a fantastic job; speaking with confidence as they reflected upon their time in primary school. There were many proud tears from parents and teachers. Our graduating Class of 2014 were; Nick Attard, Emma Campbell, Jessica Chamberlin, Jack Guelen, Thomas Jago, Tommy Lord, Corrie O'Keeffe, Caitlyn Ray, Trisha Schnoor, Ethan Spink, Ellen Stratford and Ashley Wright. On the night, students were also recognised for their 4 February 2015 outstanding achievement across the curriculum, with the following awards being presented: - MEC Scholarship: Caitlyn Ray - Highview Scholarship: Ellen Stratford - Academic Award (Literacy): Jessica Chamberlin - Academic Award (Mathematics): Ellen Stratford - Academic Award (Overall): Caitlyn Ray - Citizenship Award: Jack Guelen - Auslan Award: Jessica Chamberlin - Dunolly Hospital Auxillary Encouragement Award: Thomas Jago - Principal's Award: Emma Campbell We would like to thank the Dunolly Bowling club for allowing us the use of their equipment/facilities and for their assistance in demonstrating and running of the barefoot bowling on the night. The venue was perfect and Terry Long and his team ensured that everything was running smoothly. A big thankyou must also go the Golden Grain for catering for the evening and somehow managing to work through the power outage to still get our food to us on time. By all reports, both students and their families thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Having a special night for the just Grade 6 students, allowed our school to truly focus on and celebrate the unique qualities and skills that each and every graduating student brought to our school. The staff at Dunolly Primary School would like to wish our graduating Class of 2014 all the best as they move into the next stage of their schooling. Goodbye and good luck! Jacinda Polinelli (Grade 5/6 Teacher) See photos back page. 4 February2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 3 Page 23 SATURDAY PENNANT TEAMS 7 FEBRUARY MID WEEK PENNANT TEAMS – 10 FEBRUARY DUNOLLY BLUE - BYE Dunolly Gold versus Golf Gold at Home L Whiley H Cooper S Deason K Stephens E Murphy N Pike M Mortlock J Morse S Chaplin D Spiteri M Shay J Cox Manager: Elaine Murphy Emergency: Loretta Parker Cars: Stella and Jill RESULTS of 3 February 2015 Dunolly Blue defeated MHS Tartan 72 to 55. Dunolly Gold lost to Golf Blue 100 to 47. RESULTS OF PENNANT MATCHES PLAYED ON SATURDAY 31 JANUARY Dunolly Blue (88) T Galofaro (39) R Pickering (22) P Mortlock (29) defeated defeated lost to defeated Dunolly Gold (63) B Lanfranchi (21) P Freemantle (35) L Thomas (20) Dunolly Green (65) lost to V Mortlock(20) lost to G Ray (22) lost to A Britten (23) defeated Carisbrook (71) R Baker (21) J Buzza (35) P Hooper (15) Dunolly Red (42) lost to A Deason(25) drew with K Nielsen (17) lost to Golf Green (54) J Passalick (25) L Atkins (29) A. Larpent DBC KENCON BUILDING Extensions ~ Pergolas ~ Decks ~ Renovations General House Maintenance NO JOB TOO SMALL Butch Kennedy (Owner) 107 Field St Maryborough 3465 Mob: 0428 741 052 Email: [email protected] Dunolly Blue versus MHS Red at Highland T Galofaro R Pickering P Mortlock G Dobbin C Williams B Lanfranchi W McLeish G Davies K Howard J McHugh S Howard J Smith Manager:: C Williams Cars: Seconds Leave: 12.30pm Dunolly Gold versus Golf Blue at Golf L Thomas A Weir P Freemantle B Cann D Mortlock T Long B Mortlock H Taylor S Rogers A Larpent J Haigh E Weir Manager: A Larpent Cars: Thirds Leave: 12.30pm Dunolly Green versus MHS Black at Dunolly K McKenzie G Ray A Britten K Mottram R Henderson S Whitehead D Coe I Flett P Chase W Stephens S Shay D Conlin Manager: K Mottram Dunolly Red versus Avoca Gold at Dunolly A Deason K Nielsen C Lawson R Weir D Price M Dennis F Dunieville R Cain Manager: R Weir. Emergency: G Cain CODE RED DAYS As you would be aware, a category called “Code Red” is now part of Victoria’s bushfire warning system. This decision was made following the tragic bushfires that devastated Victoria on Black Saturday in February 2009. All schools, kindergartens and childcare centres in high bushfire risk areas will be closed on days categorised as “Code Red”, including our school. Our school will not be open on “Code Red” days. The school will be notified by 12.00pm the day before if a ‘Code Red” day is declared. A letter will be sent home with your child informing you of any closures on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. If a “Code Red” day is declared for a Monday, parents will be notified via a phone call on the Sunday afternoon. We will also post this information on our new tiqbiz app. I apologise for any inconvenience these decisions may create for our families. Let’s hope that this system does not need to be put in place on too many occasions throughout 2015. Page 24 Volume 30 Issue 3 THE WELCOME RECORD 4 February 2015 Some of the Dunolly Primary School Grade 6 students who celebrated their graduation at the Dunolly Bowling Club in December. See report page 22.
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