Kyabram Free Press
Kyabram’s Judy Nelson was stunned for a moment when driving on the Sunshine Coast motorway and spotting this giant sign.
There, taking centre stage on the billboard, was a huge photo of her son Sam (pictured right) and a workmate advertising the law firm they work for on the Sunshine Coast.
‘‘I nearly ran off the road when I first saw it and realised it was the boy from Kyabram — and my son,’’ Judy said.
Rainfall above average
Kyabram’s rainfall for April was well above average, with 79mm recorded.
It has taken the yearly total to 182mm. No rain has been recorded so far this month but rain has been tipped for the next few days.
Minimum temperatures have dipped, with last Friday’s 2.4°C the lowest reading this year up to Monday.
The maximum temperature has risen above 20°C only once this month, and that was May 2 when it got to 20.1°C.
Footy club demise
Recent report in the Herald Sun on the demise of another football club, Quambatook, did raise some eyebrows.
In the story it revealed how Broadford and Yea Football Club had had to merge to get teams on the ground.
But the writer of the article claimed Broadford and Yea were Melbourne suburban clubs.
Jane Bunn in Deni
Channel 7’s popular weather presenter, Jane Bunn, made her sixth trip to Deniliquin last week to fill in the locals on weather drivers and systems.
Ms Bunn provides advice to farming communities as well as the CFA, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and a large number of organisations in the agricultural sector.
Small towns do us proud
Small towns, but big fundraisers.
In the recent Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Dookie and nearby Devenish combined to raise a staggering $100,000.
For a combined total of just over 500 people in both towns it was a mighty effort and according to campaign president Paul Durden it came about only because of the generosity of the local people and businesses.
Rochy on Postcards
Rochester got some great publicity when the popular Nine TV network travel show Postcards went to air on May 1.
Town landmarks and tourist attractions were featured in the segment, which no doubt impressed a lot of viewers and potential tourists to visit the town, which has always punched well above its weight.
RSL honours veterans
Cobram Barooga RSL has launched a booklet to honour men from the area who gave their lives in World War II.
Researched and launched by Steve Brooks, the Liberal candidate for the seat of Nicholls in the upcoming Federal Election, there are some fascinating insights into the young men who left their families and paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Big three back hub
The top three fancies to win the seat of Nicholls in the Federal Election have all pledged support for a Seymour Wellbeing Community Hub.
Independent Rob Priestly, Liberal candidate Steve Brooks and the Nationals’ Sam Birrell have all advocated for federal funding for the project,.
Echuca Regional Health recently reached a milestone, treating its 1000th patient through
its Hospital In The Home (HITH) program,
The service provides care and support for those people who have battling COVID and is available to all those who register their rapid antigen tests and prefer to be monitored than rather self manage their condition.
Incomplete Anzac information
The Free Press’s Anzac Day edition featured a front page article on Tongala centurion Bob Dawson.
Jordan Reid, the great-great-grandson of Bob, was in a group photo after he marched in honour of both his great-grandfathers’ service.
He also wore medals from Les Reid, who served with the Transport Division in Darwin, and Ian Norman, Radar Technician, Catalina Unit, Gove, NT.
Peter Dawson, who provided us with the information, apologised to the families for his oversight.
Council: It wasn’t us
Berrigan Shire Council was on the front foot recently after some 300 corellas were found dead along the Murray River between Tocumwal and Cobram.
Council quickly denied rumours that council-sanctioned culling was to blame.
Now an investigation by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority is under way to determine the cause.