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Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

FRIENDS of Pem­ber­ton Pool have taken their con­cerns sur­round­ing the fu­ture of the pool a step fur­ther by ask­ing Black­wood-Stir­ling MLA Terry Red­man to in­ter­vene in the dis­pute over its main­te­nance.

The Pem­ber­ton Vis­i­tor’s Cen­tre was due to hand over con­trol of the pool to the Na­tional Trust last month, how­ever the move hit a snag, when the cen­tre re­fused to re­lin­quish the area be­cause of plans to es­tab­lish a moun­tain bike trail on land sur­round­ing the pool.

AN or­gan­i­sa­tion serv­ing the needs of the dis­ad­van­taged and of the Chris­tian com­mu­nity in the Man­jimup dis­trict has closed its doors af­ter ceas­ing to be fi­nan­cially vi­able.

Man­jimup Chris­tian Cen­tre, which op­er­ated in Brock­man Street as an op­por­tu­nity shop and Chris­tian book and re­source store, shut for the last time on Christ­mas Eve, af­ter sev­eral decades of op­er­a­tion.

NA­TION­ALS Leader Bren­don Grylls has called for re­forms to coun­try ed­u­ca­tion af­ter this year’s re­sults re­vealed no coun­try stu­dents ranked in the top 40 TEE stu­dents for the sec­ond year in a row.

He has pledged to use hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars from the Roy­al­ties for Re­gions scheme in an ef­fort to im­prove the ed­u­ca­tional out­comes of coun­try stu­dents.

Jan­uary 7, 2009

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