Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Pa­tients re­quir­ing treat­ment at the Man­jimup Med­i­cal Cen­tre are in for a long wait.

What was a de­lay span­ning sev­eral weeks a year ago when the Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times

re­ported on a ru­ral doc­tor short­age has now blown out to sev­eral months.

Bridgetown win­ery Rosen­thal Wines was named most suc­cess­ful Black­wood Val­ley exhibitor over­all for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year at the 2008 Black­wood Val­ley and WA Bou­tique Wine Show on Fri­day night.

Hare­wood Wines of Den­mark was judged the most suc­cess­ful exhibitor over­all, win­ning two gold medals and three bronzes.

In good news for starter buy­ers, the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment re­cently an­nounced it would in­vest $1.5 bil­lion to help first home­buy­ers pur­chase a home, and last week WA Hous­ing and Works Min­is­ter Troy Buswell an­nounced an ex­tra fund­ing in­jec­tion for the First Start shared eq­uity hous­ing as­sis­tance scheme.

The Fed­eral fund­ing was wel­comed by LJ Hooker Pem­ber­ton prin­ci­pal Colin Wall­bank, who said this com­mit­ment was a great boost for mar­ket con­fi­dence.

The Man­jimup Coun­try Club is an­tic­i­pat­ing a field of hun­dreds for its ma­jor event, the 32nd JB Ipsen Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment, which takes place this week­end.

Oc­to­ber 22, 2008

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