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WIMMERA CANCER CENTRE FUND WELCOMES RECENT DONATION
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:22
The proposed Wimmera Cancer Centre is $50,000 dollars closer to becoming a reality after a donation from Rural Northwest Health. A community fundraising campaign named ‘Rachael’s Wish’ has raised a staggering $941,190 for the centre, and Wimmera Health Care Group chief Chris Scott said the project was very close to raising the $1million dollar community contribution that is required. Funding is coming from a range of sources, and although it will be based in Horsham, the Wimmera Cancer Centre will benefit the wider region.
 
DEMAND FOR LOCAL HOT SAUCE HEATS UP FOR ROBE FAMILY
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:20
The Davidson family from Robe have returned to Australia after 20 years living in America, and one thing they missed most was their favourite hot sauce. After importing hot sauce straight from Mexico, and going through large quantities of it, they decided to make their own. They set up their own business producing ‘Cantina Kick’, and their hand-made hot sauce is heating up the Limestone Coast. After starting out making 8 bottles per week, growing demand has seen them producing 30 bottles a week by hand, which they wholesale to local establishments. Starting in mum’s commercial kitchen, the family experimented with garlic and chilli and spices, until they invented a combination and intensity of heat they were happy with. Sounds like just the thing to warm us up in this wintry weather – well done to the Davidsons!
 
VIRGO PARK VANDALISM ENQUIRIES CONTINUE
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:04
Police seeking information from the public about the Virgo Park vandalism by hoon drivers, want to talk to the owner/driver of a white Nissan Navara dual cab utility. Police have released CCTV footage of a vehicle they’re looking for, and Senior Constable Luke Hutchinson said that if people recognise the ute and the owner, they’re encouraged to give him a call, and they can remain anonymous. The station’s number is 8752 1355. Offenders tore up the surface of Virgo Park recently, causing around $3000 damage.
 
SPEEDING DRIVER COPS HEAVY FINE
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:03
Police fined a driver at Keith on Friday $1052 for exceeding the speed limit by 48km/h. The 27-year-old man from Keith, was caught doing 108km/h in a 60km/h zone. He also lost his license instantly, for six months.
 
SOLID WASTE LEVEY SET TO RISE
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:02
South Australia’s Solid Waste Levy is going to increase over the next four years, with a projected rise of $44 for businesses in metropolitan areas, and $22 in rural areas. In cases where local councils choose to pass on the levy rise to ratepayers; the impact is likely to be around $3 next year, increasing to $7 per year in 2019. State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said that every additional dollar raised from the solid waste levy will be invested back into the recycling and re-use of waste, to meet the objectives of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative.
 
FORMER NHILL LOCAL FRONTS COURT FOR DISHONESTY
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:02
A former Nhill resident fronted Melbourne’s Country Court charged with a range of dishonesty offences recently, all in a bid to win the love and acceptance of his children. Graeme Effrett pretended to be a “big shot” and used a forged cheque to put a down payment on a mansion in South Yarra. Effrett was declared bankrupt in 2002, and after his marriage ended five years later, he applied for an offshore loan in 2010 for the sum of $290m USD with someone he’d never met. By 2011, he had his elderly father ask neighbours and friends for loans to support his son’s business that was already failing. Those loans totalled around $30,000 with Effrett spending the cash on his own living expenses, all while he collected payments from Centrelink. In 2012 his scams extended to online dating, where he convinced two women to part with about $50,000 between them, which he then sent to contacts in Africa and China. Effrett also deposited counterfeit cheques into his own bank account, one for $US4.6 million plus one of $US9.8 million. His dishonesty offences resulted in him being remanded in custody, and it’s understood none of his family speak to him anymore.
 
NSW’s GREYHOUND RACING BAN WILL PUT PRESSURE ON NEIGHBOURING STATES
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:02
After the damning reports from NSW around greyhound racing, Greyhound Racing Victoria chairman Bernie Carolan said that Premier Baird’s decision to ban the sport in NSW from 2017 will put pressure on greyhound racing in other states. Horsham Greyhound Racing Club member Peter Carter said it’s a drastic decision. Peter added that the majority of trainers and breeders get extremely attached to their dogs, treating them as pets, and said that the industry in Victoria is very far ahead in terms of animal welfare and has very high ethics. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said that the government had no plans to ban racing in Victoria.
 
NEW MEDICAL CLINIC OPENS IN BORDERTOWN
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:01
NEW MEDICAL CLINIC OPENS IN BORDERTOWN The new clinic Tatiara Medical Centre opens its doors this week, and will be run by local General Practitioner, Dr Hassan Mahmood. Dr Mahmood has worked as a doctor in Bordertown for eight years, and said he was looking to the challenge of starting his own clinic. His friendly team includes Practice Manager Debbie Koch, and the clinic will operate from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and Dr Mahmood has plans to be open on a weekend day, sometime in the future. The clinic bulk-bills, and for more information or to book an appointment phone 8752 0600. The new clinic is situated at 41 Crocker Street, in Bordertown.
 
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