Mas­sive thanks to Mer­ton Race Club

Mansfield Courier - - Opinions / People Courier -

THE Yarck Hall Com­mit­tee and vol­un­teers catered for the sup­ply of bar­be­cue and drinks at this year’s New Year’s Day Mer­ton Races.

I would like to ac­knowl­edge and thank those peo­ple for their out­stand­ing ef­fort; both be­hind the scenes and on the day.

This could not have hap­pened with­out them - Sharon, Trudy and Rob, Norma and Gra­ham, Ma­ree, Robyn and John, Sue, Ros­alie, Rob T, Anne, Di, and also Aaron for the cool room.

Many thanks to the Mer­ton Race Club for this in­vi­ta­tion giv­ing us the op­por­tu­nity to raise much needed funds for our Com­mu­nity Hall of 130 years.

Thank you and well done.

Ge­off McPher­son, Chair­man Yarck Hall Com­mit­tee, Yarck

There have been too many tourists go­ing sight­see­ing in the bush with­out be­ing warned about the dan­gers of be­ing too noisy, or with­out be­ing made aware of the need to main­tain sit­u­a­tional aware­ness (es­pe­cially against wildlife at­tacks from above).

The pub­lic should be mind­ful that sum­mer is a peak pe­riod for at­tacks by drop­bears, which is not so much due to any sea­sonal change in the dis­po­si­tion of these dan­ger­ous an­i­mals, but be­cause the warmer weather sees an in­crease in bush­walk­ing ac­tiv­ity — es­pe­cially by in­ex­pe­ri­enced bush-users, who do not have a lot of knowl­edge of the dan­gers that can be found in the Aus­tralian bush.

When you are out in the bush this sum­mer, just re­mem­ber: Look up, and stay alive.

LOOK­ING CLOSELY: De­latite Shire Coun­cil be­gan their search for a new chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer. Mean­while, a one mil­lion dol­lar re­pair op­er­a­tion has be­gun to re­store high-volt­age power tow­ers de­stroyed in re­cent and se­vere storms which swept through Mans­field.SPORT STARS: The makeup of the fi­nal four teams were be­gin­ning to take place in cricket, af­ter an ex­cit­ing round of matches in the Alexan­dra-Mans­field Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion. Si­mon Ger­rans was se­lected to ride with the pres­ti­gious Mil­dura Blass Team in the Mo­torola Mt Buller Cup. Net­ballers be­gan their prepa­ra­tions for the up­com­ing sea­son.

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