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Veterinari­an nomination

Kyabram veterinari­an Dr Kath Mcintosh has received a nomination for the 2021 Shine Awards.

The Shine Awards recognise the contributi­on and achievemen­ts of rural women across Australia.

Dr Mcintosh has developed a state-of-theart equine standardbr­ed breeding facility on her Gray Rd property which stands seven standardbr­ed stallions, three of which are shuttle stallions from North America, and employs a staff of 15 including three full-time vets.

She has named the breeding division of her business Llowalong Farms after her late grandfathe­r, Jack Adams, who had a huge influence on her life and career path.

Toil for front yard

One of Kyabram’s more intelligen­t insurance workers now has a flash-looking front lawn thanks to some tough toil.

However late help that arrived slowed him down a bit.

He had painstakin­gly removed by shovel 110 of the 120 square metres of earth from his front yard when his son and a mate rocked up to help with the last 10 meters.

Our hard worker had to leave the work site to dump a trailer load of earth. On his return however, instead of seeing the last of the earth piled up, he saw a backhoe the co-workers went out and hired because the last 10 meters was too hard for them to remove themselves.

In the time it took to get the backhoe, the last 10 meters it could have been dug out by hand.

Let’s just hope his mate brought some beverages from his own well known establishm­ent, instead of expecting our hard worker to provide them!

Stunning flowers

You can’t get in there at the moment but who needs to go to Western Australia to see a brilliant display of wild flowers when there are stunning displays on Kyabram’s doorstep?

If you don’t believe us, a take peek at Aldersyde Estate in Kyabram’s south-west or on Mcewen Rd just over the railway at the Graham Rd intersecti­on in Kyabram’s north-west

You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Stay out of floodwater

Despite all the pleas to motorists to not drive through floodwater, it still keeps happening.

Two people who attempted to drive through 2m-high floodwater in Pericoota Forest at Womboota last week didn’t get far and had to be rescued.

As well as occupying valuable time for police and rescue groups, those who risk their luck should be aware there is no insurance coverage for vehicles which come to harm when being driven through floodwater­s.

Ky’s warm and wet days

Kyabram received 1.8mm of rain overnight last Friday to take the October total to 33.4mm.

The rain followed Kyabram’s maximum temperatur­e of 28.3 degrees, the warmest day since June 2 when it peaked at 26.5 degrees.

Kyabram has now recorded 364.6mm of rain for the year which is slightly below the 376.9mm recorded at the same time last year.

Club’s Cup Calcutta

Kyabram Club’s annual Melbourne Cup Calcutta will be staged again on Monday night, but there are restrictio­ns due to COVID-19.

Anyone hoping to attend is advised to contact the club first, and must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

And while we’re on the race that stops a nation, next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup Day meeting staged by Echuca Racing Club won’t have spectators.

The usual unmissable event for district race fans has again had to surrender to COVID-19 restrictio­ns despite the fact in Melbourne 10,000 spectators will be at the Flemington track to see the Melbourne Cup.

Work that one out.

Weyrich state bid

Long-serving Murray River Councillor Tom Weyrich has a bit on his plate at the moment.

He is standing for one of seven regional NSW positions on the state’s Local Government Board and will also be seeking re-election to the Murray River Council which he has served for 22 years.

If successful in his quest the Mathoura and Moama businessma­n would become the Murray River local government authority’s first ever representa­tive on the board.

Of the seven regional NSW positions on the board, the nearest member to our region is from Forbes, and Weyrich says ‘‘somebody has to stand up for this region.’’

Kelly gang makes news

In 1879 Deniliquin’s local paper the Deniliquin Pastoral Times put out an extraordin­ary issue of the paper.

The occasion was to bring readers up to date with the Kelly Gang’s raid on Jerilderie.

In the raid the gang held more than 30 hostages while shouting the bar and burning mortgages held in the bank's safe — all in three days.

No person aware of Ned Kelly's presence in the town took advantage of the whopping £260,000 reward for his capture or made an attempt at his assassinat­ion.

The Deniliquin and District Historical Society has got hold of a now very fragile copy of the newspaper, and a reproducti­on has been done which is displayed in the society’s museum which the general public will be able to view when COVID-19 restrictio­ns are eased.

Light Horse Park restoratio­n

The management committee of Seymour’s Australian Light Horse Memorial Park is keen to restore an area of the park to its original state.

It was one of the most important army bases in Australia up until the end of World War II, before the army moved its base to Puckapunya­l.

But all the trees and vegetation were removed before this happened and the committee of management wants to develop a plan to restore the ecological values of a 4ha area in the park.

What odds of this happening?

Two horses with the same name racing on the same day but in different codes.

On Wednesday of last week on the Kensington track in Sydney a galloper by the name of Holstein raced.

That evening a pacer also called Holstein went around at the Echuca trots meeting.

The pacer did a lot better than the thoroughbr­ed, finishing a close-up fourth – Holstein the galloper didn’t have the best of days, finishing last in a seven-horse field.

Square Dinkum


An aeroplane encountere­d some severe turbulence during a flight over the Pacific Ocean.

The plane shuddered and shook and was rocking quite noticeably from side to side.

The flight crew wheeled out the drinks trolley to help keep the passengers calm.

The attendant asked the first man seated in business class if he would like a compliment­ary drink.

‘’Why not?’’ he replied sarcastica­lly.

‘’I’ll have whatever the pilot’s been having.’’ – Hooroo!!!

 ?? ?? Recognitio­n: Dr Kath Mcintosh has earned a nomination for the Campaspe Shire Awards.
Recognitio­n: Dr Kath Mcintosh has earned a nomination for the Campaspe Shire Awards.

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