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Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

COM­MU­NITY lead­ers have poured scorn on claims that small towns in the War­ren-Black­wood area are likely to be­come de­serted be­cause of eco­nomic ne­ces­sity.

Their re­ac­tion fol­lowed claims made by Vic­to­rian aca­demic Dr Gordon Forth who said coun­try towns in Aus­tralia with pop­u­la­tions fewer than 4000 peo­ple should be aban­doned.

BEEDELUP Falls recre­ation site, north of Pem­ber­ton, is open to the pub­lic af­ter about seven months of work to up­grade the area by the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Land Man­age­ment.

About $300,000 was spent to bring it up to a stage where there was pub­lic ac­cess to the falls. Work at the falls is part of CALM’s $1 million tourist route around the Pem­ber­ton area.

BOYUP Brook Roos tamed the Tigers in a one-sided Lower South West Foot­ball League clash at Rea Park last Sun­day.

Af­ter an early in­ci­dent in which Boyup Brook cham­pion Michael Evans was given a yel­low card and then a red for al­legedly abus­ing an umpire and was in­volved in al­ter­ca­tion with LSWFL di­rec­tor Jim Mi­len­tis, the game set­tled down to some sem­blance of nor­mal­ity.

July 12, 2000

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