>> From the past
40 years ago THE Rotary Club of Tatura has selected Wendy Chessells and Jill Brewer for student exchange during 1978.
They will be advised later of the host clubs to which they have been assigned.
Wendy, who is the daughter of Dhurringile farmer and rotarian Peter Chessells and his wife Betty, is one of a family of three — two girls and a boy.
She is 16 and a half years old, and is pursuing sixth year studies at Jackson College, in Shepparton.
She has undertaken a business course, and is keen to make a career in data processing and computer work.
Wendy, whose school sporting interest is hockey, is also a tennis player.
She was one of an attractive bevy of young ladies making their debut earlier in the year at the Tatura Young Farmers Ball.
Jill, who celebrated her 16th birthday recently, attends Kyabram High School where she is studying at fifth year level. Also a farmer’s daughter, she lives with her parents, Mr and Mrs A. L. Brewer, at Girgarre East, and is the eldest daughter of a family of four girls and one boy.
Subjects chosen by Jill for her school program include Common Legal Studies, English, General Maths, Anthropology, Chemistry and Biology. She is a conscientious student, but makes time to play tennis, participate in the activities of Venturers, and enjoys photography as a hobby.
Jill would like to make nursing her profession and at present thoroughly enjoys a weekend job as an assistant at Stones Pharmacy in Kyabram.
20 years ago CHRISTMAS is coming — but the lanterns are already here.
Kyabram’s Lantern Man, Alan Edis, has obtained 600 packs of lanterns to be sold around the town for Uncle Bob’s Club.
An earlier consignment has already been distributed.
The Rural Mart has sold 10 packs in the first week, while the packs are also available at Heard’s Cafe, Noel Thomson’s Butcher, J S Brooke and Co, Kyabram Service Station and cafes in Merrigum, Stanhope and Tongala.
Mr Edis said yesterday a number of individuals had also offered to sell the lanterns, which cost $5 for 12 lanterns.
Proceeds go to the Uncle Bob’s Club, which helps sick and handicapped children.
Mr Edis is mainly working this year selling lanterns in some streets which were not reached last year.