Vets talk about snake bite sur­vival

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS - With Carmel Dixon

ON Fri­day, Jamieson com­mu­nity group hosted a Snake Bite Sur­vival pre­sen­ta­tion in the Me­mo­rial Hall.

The snake bite sur­vival guide was pre­sented by Dr Jess Met­calfe from De­latite Vet­eri­nary Clinic and lo­cal Jamieson res­i­dent and wine maker Dr John Ea­son – 35 res­i­dents at­tended the meet­ing and were sur­prised by some of the in­for­ma­tion they re­ceived.

Dr Met­calfe gave ad­vice on the treat­ment and care of snake bite, with an­i­mals and your pets.

Dr Ea­son spoke on the value of im­me­di­ate care and treat­ment of snake bite on hu­mans.

Aware­ness of the ne­ces­sity of prompt treat­ment of the vic­tim is vi­tal – seek med­i­cal help im­me­di­ately.

Phone 000, wrap the wound in com­pres­sion ban­dage, or fab­ric and im­mo­bilise the area.

Do not clean the wound as the residue venom will be used to iden­tify the snake type.

The in­for­ma­tion was well re­ceived by all at­ten­dees.

ON Satur­day evening lo­cal res­i­dent Re­becca (Bec) Bol­well cel­e­brated her 40th birth­day, with a party at the Jamieson Rec Re­serve, and 50 friends and fam­ily en­joyed the feast of spit roast and gravy rolls.

It was a very ex­cit­ing oc­ca­sion, as many of Bec’s Jamieson Pri­mary school friends came to the party and en­joyed the re­union.

Bec has re­cently com­pleted the sea­son of Mary Pop­pins at the Mans party prepa­ra­tion mode.

Happy Birth­day.

ON Sun­day the pop­u­lar an­nual Cup Week­end Jamieson Bush and Craft Mar­ket was held in the Me­mo­rial Hall.

Jamieson CFA mem­bers held the sausage siz­zle at the front of the hall, en­tic­ing passers-by to a tasty treat, be­fore pur­chas­ing a fab­u­lous ar­ray of goods from the lo­cal pur­vey­ors.

This year, as well as a vast ar­ray of favourite treats be­ing dis­played, lo­cal res­i­dent and CFA vol­un­teer Jess Bol­well manned a Bush Fire Aware­ness Stall.

This new in­for­ma­tive in­no­va­tion was well re­ceived by lo­cal and hol­i­day home own­ers as well as vis­i­tors, who left bet­ter in­formed as to the care.

MON­DAY evening, the an­nual Mel­bourne Cup Cal­cutta was held at 7:30pm in the Court­house Ho­tel.

A large crowd of en­thu­si­as­tic (pun­ters) en­joyed the horse draw and the vig­or­ous bid­ding at the auc­tion con­ducted by lo­cal auc­tion­eer Stuart Bryant.

This so­cial event draws a large number of vis­i­tors to Jamieson and is al­ways well at­tended.

THE an­nual Oaks Day Ladies Day will be held at Deb’s Café in Jamieson, on Thursday, Novem­ber 8 at 12-12:30.

This day is very pop­u­lar with lo­cal ladies and vis­i­tors, who love to dress up and wear a hat.

The en­try is $30 for a beau­ti­ful lun­cheon and many prizes and sweeps.

Phone 5777 0600 and all are wel­come.

JAMIESON Craft ladies last week pre­sented six Care Packs to be sent to Aus­tralian serv­ing per­son­nel in Afghanista­n.

In­side the care packs are 18 let­ters, writ­ten by the stu­dents from Jamieson Pri­mary School.

The ‘let­ters from home’ are a valu­able in­clu­sion, as the re­cip­i­ents paste them on the walls of their ac­com­mo­da­tion as a re­minder from Aus­tralia, they are not for­got­ten.

THE next meet­ing of the Jamieson Com­mu­nity Group, will be on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13 in the Me­mo­rial Hall.

The AGM will com­mence at 6:30pm, fol­lowed by the gen­eral meet­ing at 7:30pm.

NEXT Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, Remembranc­e Day cel­e­bra­tions for the 100 year an­niver­sary of the end of WW1, will be con­ducted in Jamieson, at Matthews Re­serve at the en­trance to Jamieson.

The cer­e­mony will com­mence at 10:45am.

The ser­vice or­der is the ‘Wel­come and Pro­logue’, stu­dents from Jamieson Pri­mary School will sing ‘We will re­mem­ber them’, the prayer of remembranc­e, the poem by John McCrae ‘In Flan­ders Fields’, will be re­cited by a stu­dent from the school.

The trib­ute to the fallen Jamieson res­i­dents who at­tended Jamieson Pri­mary School is be­ing ac­knowl­edged.

The names have been recorded on the Me­mo­rial at the re­serve, trees have been planted and a large rock placed next to each tree, in recogni par­tic­i­pants dur­ing WW1.

Lest we For­get.

THERE will be a Jamieson CFA Open Day, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10 at the Fire Shed.

The event will com­mence at 10am to 12 noon fol­lowed by a bar­be­cue.

All wel­come.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY: Jess Bol­well (left) with birth­day girl Bec Bol­well.

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