Home' Yarram Standard : November 9th 2016 Contents PAGE 6 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD” Wednesday, November 9, 2016
STUDENTS in Years 7 and 8 at Yarram
Secondary College are putting on an art
exhibition to help raise awareness of
ocean pollution and acidification.
Student Sarah Myers said the exhibition, called
Murky Waters, will be held at the school on Tues-
day, November 22 at 6.30pm to 8pm.
“There will be free food and refreshments
on the night and everyone is welcome to attend.
There is no cost to attend,” she said
The students have been studying the effects of
pollution on the world’s oceans in art and have
developed their art around the topic.
Student Emma Millar said she is expecting
around 100 pieces of art on display on the night.
“My artwork is focussed on animals and how
they are affected by pollution and then in turn,
how that affects us,” she said.
Sarah’s artwork looks at how nature can por-
tray messages and tell a story.
Please visit: Yarram Secondary College students Emma Millar and Sarah Myers would like
to invite the community to the school’s Murky Waters exhibition, on Tuesday, November 22
at the school.
YARRAM Secondary College student
Emma Millar attended her first show
as a junior cattle handler at Sale on the
weekend, with just three days practice.
Emma was awarded first place in the nine to 14
years dairy cattle showmanship section.
“I live on a dairy farm, but the Johnstons from
Sale taught me how to lead and handle cattle. Ly -
nette Johnston entered me into the show and I
showed their 10 month old Friesian heifer.”
Emma said she wanted to learn how to lead cat-
tle, because she found it interesting and challenging
and thought it would be a good skill to have.
“I was surprised to win, the others in the class
seemed so much more organised and professional,
but I think it came down to how the heifer was pre-
sented as well,” she said.
“It was my first competition and I am hoping to
do more. We are thinking of breeding up a couple
of our good cows and teaching the calves how to be
handled and shown.”
Emma was invited by the Johnstons to attend
Dairy Week in January.
TARRA Masonic Lodge hosted an open
day recently to give people an insight
into what the Masonic Lodge is all about
and dispel some of the mystery that has
surrounded this organisation over many
Tarra Lodge secretary has put together a short
piece on the history of the Masonic Lodge in the
A little bit of History
by Peter Hamilton
In 1889 the Alberton Lodge No 127 was formed
by members in the district and it closed in 1902
due to ageing and members leaving the district.
Then Alberton Lodge No 127 amalgamated with
Yarram Lodge No 207, and it was then changed to
Tarra Lodge No 127.
Using the original number that was given from
Grand Lodge the Installation of Tarra Lodge took
place in 1988 and the Tarra Lodge was formed with
members from Alberton and Yarram lodges and sur-
At present the Lodge has a membership of 26,
and is happy to be helping the Yarram district in-
cluding support for the Yarram Secondary College
with a donation $500 each year to support the Year 9
and 10 Leadership Awards.
Tarra Lodge was also very involved with the
Tarra Trail Fitness Park situated near the Apex Club
on the former railway reserve.
With donations from service clubs and assistance
from the Wellington Shire the Tarra Lodge was able
to complete the project with a value of $45,000 and
hand it over the Wellington Shire.
The Lodge is looking to the Tarra Rail Trail and
will be involved with hands on planning, construc-
tion and financing combining with the Wellington
Shire on what the group sees as a very important
project as it will become the trail head when the rail
trail from Leongatha to Yarram is completed.
The Lodge name Tarra comes from Charlie Tar-
ra, an Aboriginal tracker who led Scottish explorer
If you are interested in knowing more about the
Tarra Lodge or Freemasonry in general you may
contact the secretary Peter Hamilton on 0458 475
129 or email, email@example.com or you
may visit the Freemasons Victoria web site at www.
freemasonsvic.net.au. Freemasonry is open to any
men from age 21 years and is in good standing with
in their community.
opens the door
Members:Tarra Masonic Lodge members Reg Stephens, Peter Hamilton, Ian Finlay, Ray
Partridge and Max Burdett at their open day on Saturday morning.
Cowgirl in the making
Blue ribbon performance: Yarram Secondary College student Emma Millar was thrilled to
win her first ever cattle handling competition at the Sale Show on the weekend.
Most photos that appear in
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