Benalla Ensign : 2018-12-05

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‘Benalla Ensign’, Wednesday, December 5, 2018—PAGE 11 DECEMBER 1968 DECEMBER 1993 DECEMBER 2008 Scholarship success Fabulous fashion Club honoured A small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a fashion extravaganza at the Benalla Secondary College hall on Friday evening. Students travelled from as far as Finley, Cobram, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Mt Beauty, Nathalia and Seymour, as well as all the Benalla secondary schools, to compete. The supreme award of the evening went to Amelia Laskivis from Wangaratta Secondary College for her wedding gown. Amelia won a Husqvarna sewing machine valued at $1000, which was sponsored by Lou Hossack of Benalla Fabrics. The judging of the clothing was by John Claringbold and Andrea Daniels, the craft by Cherly Arnott and Gail O’Keefe, and the choreography for the evening was by Beth Sherriff. Garments from students of the Benalla colleges fared well on the evening taking out many of the awards in the various sections. ‘‘Welcome to Victoria’s best sporting club’’ were the words written on a blackboard in the Benalla Bowls Club foyer last week, after they were recently recognised as just that. The club was named Victoria’s best Sporting Club in the prestigious 2008 Clubs Victoria Achievement Awards, following an eventful year. Held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on November 30, bowls club manager Julie Dosser, chairperson Athol Graham and sports director Martin Welsh accepted the award on behalf of the club. ‘‘We’re very proud of it . . . I think it’s good for Benalla overall,’’ Mr Graham said. ‘‘I’m very pleased. It’s a great achievement and well deserved by the club, we really have earned it, especially with what we’ve been through over the last two years, with the shed fire and the drought,’’ Ms Dosser said. On the night the club was recognised for its everyday bowling activities, as well as securing a number of prestigious events through- Six students of form IV at Benalla High School were successful in the recent highly-competitive Commonwealth-wide scholarship examinations. They were C Fulton, A Urdevics, E Green, G Baird, B Watson and M Telford. These awards were made after a series of papers (set externally) were completed. The six awards for Benalla High School are a record, the previous best being four in 1967. The value of the scholarships was $2400. Each award gives the students $200 living allowance, $50 text book allowance and $150 tuition and compulsory fees allowance. The high school was also awarded 48 junior scholarships this year to students in form II. The value of the scholarships (if each student completes form VI) is $3744. With University scholarships already won, the total value of scholarships currently held by students of Benalla High School is now $20 206. out the year, and being heavily involved in the promotion of junior bowls in north-east Victoria. The bowls club was also nominated for the Best Bowls Club Award, but was not recognised as a finalist. Also in this week in 1967: The Ensign Benalla CFA and Fire Brigade members took part in a training session in aircraft familiarisation (See photo). 126 fleeces were submitted for judging at the Benalla Lions Club Wool Show. A$76 000 project to build a three-mile channel at Lake Mokoan was awarded to Ramage Bros Wangaratta. Benalla experienced 5.5 inches of rain throughout November. Mrs MArmstrong and Mrs J Doudney won the O&MState Pairs Lawn Bowls championship. ● Also in this week in 2008: The Ensign ● Benalla’s ASET factory was put up for sale. Arnott’s Motors in Benalla held their annual Toys for Christmas drive. After receiving a 64-page feature from called State Premier Jeff Kennet changed the state logo to ‘‘Victoria on the move’’. Police called the perpetrators ‘‘sick’’ after a horse was attacked and beaten at the showgrounds. ● The pool at the Aquatic Centre was cited to re-open after being closed since March. It was announced that Odyssey House in Molyullah would re-open it’s residential rehabilitation facility. Bill Hill was elected as Benalla Mayor. The Tatong Community Fire Brigade celebrated its centenary. ● ● ● ● ● The Ensign Benalla on the move ● Also in this week in 1993: The Ensign ● For the fifth year in a row Benalla was an overnight stop on the Great Vic Bike Ride. ● ● ● ● Jaclyn Symes MP ® PTPYT. L.TLTDD.. Y It’s a Great Day Out STATE MEMBER FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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