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Wangaratta Chronicle - - What's On This Weekend -

VIC­TO­RIAN mem­bers of the Aus­tralian Tre­foil Guild, an adult sec­tion of Girl Guides, will gather in Wan­garatta to­day and to­mor­row for their an­nual con­fer­ence.

They will have an in­for­mal din­ner tonight at the Qual­ity Gate­way Ho­tel, fea­tur­ing a wel­come to Wan­garatta by mayor Ken Clarke and a comic per­for­mance by Judi Walker.

Mem­bers will at­tend the Re­mem­brance Day me­mo­rial ser­vice at the Ceno­taph to­mor­row at 11am.

Tours of lo­cal at­trac­tions in­clud­ing the Wan­garatta Art Gallery, the mu­seum and the Wan­garatta Cathe­dral will be of­fered through­out the day.

A for­mal din­ner again at the Qual­ity Gate­way Ho­tel will close the con­fer­ence, where North­east Health Wan­garatta chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mar­garet Ben­nett will be guest speaker.

Vic­to­rian Tre­foil Guild Ad­viser and Wan­garatta res­i­dent, Rhonda Wiede­mann, wanted to show mem­bers the beauty of Wan­garatta dur­ing the con­fer­ence.

AN el­derly Wan­garatta cou­ple out­wit­ted a phone scam­mer pos­ing as a Tel­stra em­ployee on Mon­day evening.

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Lucy Smith of Wan­garatta po­lice said the cou­ple re­ceived a call around 5.30pm by a man who claimed there was a prob­lem with their bank ac­count.

“He said some­thing like ‘I’m from Tel­stra and we may have ac­ci­den­tally over­drawn some money from your ac­count - please tell us your bank de­tails so we can re­im­burse you’,” she said.

“The woman re­fused to give her bank de­tails and the caller in­stantly hung up.”

Lead Sen Const Smith urged lo­cals to be care­ful of scam­mers, es­pe­cially those tar­get­ing vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in the Wan­garatta com­mu­nity.

To re­port a sus­pi­cious phone call, con­tact Wan­garatta po­lice on 5723 0888 or visit www.scamwatch.gov.au/.

Al­ter­na­tively, call the hot­line on 1300 795 995.

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