Home' Yarram Standard : March 9th 2016 Contents PAGE 8 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD”, Wednesday, March 9, 2016
AT the recent Show and Shine
held during the Port Albert 175th
celebrations, the Best in Show
award was won by Chris Macmei-
kan’s 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.
There were around 80 cars on show so
it was a real surprise and honour for the
Macmeikan’s to be chosen as the winner.
Andy and Val Macmeikan are mem-
bers of the Good Times Motoring Club of
Yarram who organised the show.
THE Mini Vinnies group at St
Mary’s Primary School is once
again busily knitting up squares
for its baby blankets.
This year the group hopes it can en-
courage members of the community to
help make even more knitted blankets for
the little babies in Pakistan.
Teacher Deb Owens oversees the proj-
ect at St Mary’s and was thrilled recently
when the school received a number of
photos of young babies wrapped in the
beautiful brightly knitted blankets loving-
ly made up by the Mini Vinnies group.
“Father Frank McCullock first brought
the project to our attention and took the
blankets back to the Queen Elizabeth hos-
pital for premature babies in Pakistan.
“The project was so successful Father
Frank has asked us to do it again. This
year we would like to call on the commu-
nity to help us with the knitted squares,”
For those wishing to knit up squares
the dimensions are 23 stitches and 40
rows. You can either knit up squares and
put them into a blanket yourself or drop
the squares off at the school where they
will be made into blankets.
Helping others: Lily Kerrison Male and Evie Collins with photos of premature
babies wrapped in the knitted blankets made up by the student members of the
Mini Vinnie’s program at St Mary’s Primary School.
Babes in blankets New leaders: The Welshpool and District Primary School’s 2016 student leadership group were
awarded their badges at assembly recently. From left, Erik Gordon was named junior Red Cross presi-
dent, Leo Cashmore and Sophie Allott are the 2016 school captains and Brianna Noble is the junior
school council president. Parents presented students with their badges at a special assembly on Mon-
day, February 22.
February Aussies: Yarram Primary School held its first Aussie of the month
presentations for the year on recently. The Junior Aussie Award was presented
by special guest and Port Albert artist Warren Curry to Heldi Liversidge and
the senior award was presented to Nathan Olsen. Both students were comple-
mented on their approach to life both inside and outside the classroom.
Best in show
Best in show: Chris Macmeikan proudly holding the trophy for Best in Show
in front of his 1965 Ford Mustang.
REPORTS were coming
in that NBN internet was
not working in Alberton,
Port Albert, Langsborough,
Robertsons Beach and sur-
rounding areas at the start
of this week. According to
one source, there has been
an issue with the NBN signal
from the main Yarram tower
transmitting to the towers in
Tarraville and Port Albert.
The Yarram Standard re-
quested more information
from NBNco, however, they
failed to respond before go-
ing to print.
Trail Riders are once again
holding the annual Port Albert
to Rosedale Trail/Packhorse
Ride to raise money for the
The ride will begin at Port
Albert on Saturday, March
12 and finish in Rosedale on
Sunday, March 13.
The ride will be followed
by an auction, which will be
held on the Sunday afternoon
at the Edward Crook Reserve
in Rosedale starting at ap-
Camping is available at
the Port Albert race course
and recreation reserve on
Friday night. Camping on
Saturday night is on private
property and Sunday night in
This is an ATHRA af-
filiated ride and all registra-
tions and ATHRA paperwork
needs to be filled out prior to
the ride. New members can
join on the day. EFTPOS
We welcome everyone to
join in with this fundraising
event and we are always seek-
ing assistance with the prepa-
ration and the support over the
weekend. You do not need to
be a horse rider to be involved.
Everyone is welcome.
Rider sponsorship forms
are also available to help raise
extra money, with a prize for
the rider who raises the most
PURPLE Day is a
grassroots effort dedicated
to increasing awareness
about epilepsy worldwide.
In March, people from
around the globe are asked
to spread the word about
epilepsy by wearing purple.
If Neilsons Pharmacy can
raise $300 or more in dona-
tions before March 17, they
will hold a purple crazy day
on Thursday, March 24.
Club members past and
present, please be aware,
if you apply for or renew
your license with MV using
YMCC as your club through
the new Ridernet system and
you aren’t a current financial
member you will be placed on
the suspended riders list and
not allowed to compete until
you are a current financial
member. Some of last year’s
members have done this and
are now on the suspended rid-
ketball Association will be
hosting a drive in movie
night this Saturday, March
12. The movie Odd Ball will
start at dusk at the Welsh-
pool Recreation Reserve. See
advert in this weeks paper
TARRA Bulga National
Park will conduct guided
tours of the park as part of
Parks Week in March.
The tours will be held on
March 19 between 10am and
Tarra Bulga National Park
is just one of the many parks
which will be showcased
during Parks Week Commu-
nity groups and individuals
from a range of towns across
the shire are hosting events
showcasing and celebrating
Wellington’s wonderful parks
and open spaces. Parks Week
2016 will run from March
4 to March 20 and includes
an array of events which are
sure to entice people from all
walks of life.
“We are very impressed
with the huge amount of
events on offer this year, we
have had a lot of community
interest and it’s set to be the
best Parks Week yet,” Wel-
lington Shire Council mayor
Cr Darren McCubbin said.
“Parks Week is a time for
people from all walks of life to
get together and enjoy them-
selves in our open spaces.”
For more information on
Parks Week 2016, visit www.
sweek, or peruse Council’s event
calendar on Council’s website,
A Paper Day event,
‘Old and interesting’ will
feature newspapers, books,
special items from our past,
things you had forgotten on
show Labour Day’ from
1pm at the Yarram Coun-
try Club so come along and
have a cuppa and a browse,
nibbles provided will be too.
This is a U3A event, but all
THOSE folk with the vaguest interest in hor-
ticulture will be impressed with the display at
the Welshpool Hall this Friday and Saturday.
Taking centre stage will be Dahlias, some like pretty
little pom poms and some as big as dinner plates and in all
colours of the rainbow.
Local exhibitors including Gary Kipps and Fran Grylls
will be vying for awards against competitors from West
Gippsland and further afield.
Roses and other cut flowers, some with heavenly scents,
will fill the hall, along with vegies, floral art and pots of all
kinds. Of special interest will be the public choice contest.
Here exhibitors are invited to arrange horticultural mate-
rial and anything else appropriate under the banner of Mon-
key Business – as it is the Chinese Year of the Monkey. In
fact there could be all sorts of monkey business happening.
Photos again will greet visitors in the foyer, under head-
ings of harvest, yellow, light and shade to name a few.
And those clever floral art people will be as innovative as
ever. Foodies can lust after the home produce and then enjoy
some refreshments in the supper room.
The star attraction at the back of the hall is the now fa-
mous plant stall. We know it isn’t really planting time yet,
but it will be when decent rain comes.
The room will be filled with many plants, well priced and
some quite unusual. Now is the time to stock up.
The flower show will be officially opened by Corner In-
let Citizen of the Year Sandy Bucello.
The show is on from 1.40pm to 4pm on Friday, March 11
and from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, March 12.
Show secretary Fran Grylls is happy to answer any en-
quiries on 5184 1376.
Show spectacular starts Friday
Seasoned entrant: Arie Bos from Welshpool is a
regular exhibitor in the Welshpool Flower Show and
has a particular penchant for the floral art section.
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