Man is in­jured over spilt milk

The Riverine Herald - - REFLECTIONS FROM THE PAST -

■ Ten Years Ago Septem­ber 12, 2008 A Moama man was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal on Tues­day night af­ter the milk tanker he was driv­ing rolled over on Head­works Rd, Tor­rum­barry.

The truck rolled around 7.55pm, with Echuca-Moama Search and Res­cue, am­bu­lance and po­lice at­tend­ing the in­ci­dent where the driver had to be cut from the cabin of the truck.

Search and res­cue cap­tain Ray Rowe said the driver was trapped in the cabin and crews worked for more than an hour to free the man.

Fi­nal cost­ings for a new Moama Ru­ral Fire Brigade sta­tion are still be­ing fi­nalised.

Mur­ray Shire en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices di­rec­tor Si­mon Arkin­stall told coun­cil at its Septem­ber meet­ing the to­tal cost of new sta­tion at Lawry Park, Moama, was ex­pected to cost be­tween $380,000 and $400,000.

The in­ter­nal fit-out was likely to cost about $180,000, he said.

Echuca United Master Rules foot­ballers Neville Green and Gary Poyntz will travel to Dar­win later this month to com­pete in the Masters Aus­tralian Foot­ball (MAF) na­tional car­ni­val.

Green, 53, has been play­ing Masters foot­ball for the past 18 years and will com­pete in the over 50s su­per se­niors, while Poyntz, 55, who has played for the past 16 years, will play in the over 55s veter­ans.

Both Green and Poyntz won their divi­sion last year, along with Bruce O'Meara who will un­for­tu­nately miss this year due to in­jury. ■ Thirty Years Ago Septem­ber 14, 1988 Echuca-Moama and dis­tricts are in the box seat to cash in on the 130th Royal Mel­bourne Show opens to­mor­row.

Up to 800,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend the 11-day event and many of these will see Echuca’s in­dus­try and tourism dis­play in the ANZ Har­vest Hall.

The lo­cal stand will fea­ture a brand new lead­light win­dow de­pict­ing the Port, a red gum wood turner and Port of Echuca ship­wright Kevin Hutchin­son will be there telling peo­ple that Echuca-Moama is Aus­tralia’s pad­dlesteamer town.

A send-off for re­tir­ing Divi­sional In­spec­tor John Lock will be held at Twin Rivers Re­cep­tions on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 28.

In­spec­tor Lock re­tires from the Vic­to­ria Po­lice Force on Oc­to­ber 1 af­ter 31 years.

Echuca’s un­der 15 hockey team won the Goul­burn Val­ley Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion’s grand fi­nal when it de­feated Sey­mour on Satur­day.

Echuca went into Satur­day’s grand fi­nal as the un­der­dogs fol­low­ing its semi-fi­nal loss to Sey­mour.

How­ever the boys started the match in de­ter­mined fash­ion and kept the ball in their at­tack­ing half which never al­lowed Sey­mour any op­por­tu­ni­ties to take con­trol of the game. ■ Fifty Years Ago Septem­ber 13, 1968 Ef­forts to have the turn-ta­ble in the rail­way yards at the Echuca sta­tion re­tained are to be con­tin­ued by the Echuca City Coun­cil.

Coun­cil is to pre­pare a case for the sub­mis­sion to the rail­ways Com­mis­sion­ers who have in­di­cated that they in­tend to re­move the turn-ta­ble.

At this week’s meet­ing of the coun­cil, the en­gi­neer, mr. L. S. Robert­son, said he had been ap­proached by mem­bers of the Rail­ways His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and kin­dred bod­ies who had vis­ited the city in an ef­fort to ob­tain sup­port for the re­ten­tion of the turn-ta­ble and the turn-ta­ble sid­ing.

United Bear­ing Cor­po­ra­tion Pty. Ltd. has been awarded the first prize by the Aus­tralian As­so­ci­a­tion of na­tional Ad­ver­tis­ers for the best full colour in­dus­trial ad­ver­tise­ment for 1968.

This is the third suc­ces­sive year that UBCO has re­ceived such an award.

In 1966 it re­ceived first prize for its ‘‘Ev­ery Week we make a Mil­lion’’ ad­ver­tise­ment; in 1967 for ‘‘Source of Aus­tralia’s Most De­pend­able Ball Bear­ing Sup­ply’’; and now, in 1968, for ‘‘Mo­tion.’’

De­ci­sions on the de-pool­ing of gates and on reg­u­lar Sun­day matches next sea­son are likely to be made at the next meet­ing of the Bendigo Foot­ball League.

The two ques­tions will be con­sid­ered in an ef­fort to im­prove or sta­bilise the League’s fi­nan­cial po­si­tion.

Re­ports sub­mit­ted to a meet­ing of del­e­gates on Wed­nes­day night re­vealed that the League suf­fered a loss of $492.27 over the last five rounds of matches, and is now ‘‘in the red.’’

HIVE OF AC­TIV­ITY: The Echuca wharf circa 1980 — and com­plete with train — made a fas­ci­nat­ing snap­shot of the old days when the port was a piv­otal part of the econ­omy in Vic­to­ria.

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