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He said the house’s
spouting had blocked up
and the water was running
back into the house.
“We used sand bags in
the shop and the house to
divert the water and prevent
further damage,” he said.
Mr McConachie said
while Friday’s downpour
was intense, there was no
wind with the storm, which
kept call outs to a minimum.
Up to 50 millimetres
was reported to fall across
the weekend at Alberton
and Won Wron, around
37mm was recorded at
McLoughlins Beach and
Jack River and around 25
mm fell in Yarram.
around 23mm on Friday.
Sudden storm causes havoc
Under water: Commercial Street in Yarram resembled a river rather that a
road on Friday afternoon as a large rain event moved through the town.
3 Wharf Street
0400 433 708
Perfect position, price reduced
LOCATED directly opposite me-
morial park in Port Albert, this
property features great family bar-
becue facilities, is located close
to the boat ramp and has stunning
views over the water.
This property is currently used as a
residence, with a gift shop, but has poten-
tial for a commercial venture due to the
zoning, Commercial 1.
The home is double brick and is as
solid as a rock. There are three bedrooms
with the kitchen and living areas facing
The bathroom has a separate bath and
shower. Outside is a double garage.
This is a very neat property, with excel-
lent exposure in a beautiful part of the world.
Without a doubt, a must see to appreciate.
PORT Albert Prog-
ress Association is
gearing up for its big-
gest and best Austra-
lia Day long weekend
The fun will commence
on Australia Day, January
26 at 11am with a family
fun day at Rutter Park and
continue through to Sun-
day with a market at the
Port Albert Hall.
YARRAM Agricultural Society
is confident the Yarram Show can
grow on the success of the 2017
show to be another major event in
Treasurer Bec Morton has completed the
financial analysis of the November show
and has reported a healthy bottom line.
The committee work hard throughout the
year leading into show day to ensure they
were able to bring a diverse range of activi-
ties to show day. They were able to attract 50
trade stalls to the event.
“There were trade stalls which included
many local businesses showing their wares
as well as a variety of food stalls, novelty
gifts, display and demonstrations,” Ms Mor-
“Having a large variety of sites really
added to the atmosphere and gave show go-
ers different things to look at.”
The committee is hoping to build on
trade sites in 2018 and get more community
groups involved as well as having a centre
food court area.
“Having funding from Wellington Shire
and Latrobe Valley Authority really assisted
us with the entertainment,” she said.
The current show committee will hold its
annual general meeting on Thursday, Febru-
ary 8 at the Yarram Country Club.
“We have a great committee who have
worked hard in the past 12 months to make
the show a success, but we need some fresh
blood to continue to grow,” she said.
Current secretary Tean Pearson has
decided to step down from her role due to
health reasons. She will be a big loss to the
committee however she is sure that someone
with as much passion as she has for the show
will step up and take on the role.
The committee have already started plan-
ning for the 2018 show with an open cinema
night at the Yarram Recreation Reserve on
Easter Sunday night.
prepares to roll on
Port Albert gearing up for long weekend
Getting ready: Port Albert Progress Association is getting ready for a big
Australia Day long weekend next week. Laura Jonstone and Daisy O’Loughlin
celebrated in style last year.
“It is going to be a huge
weekend here at Port Al-
bert,” the Progress associa-
tion’s Ulla Killury said.
“There will be live mu-
sic, lots of entertainment
for the kids and so much
more,” she said.
“This will be followed
on Saturday night with the
very popular Beers by the
Bay at the Port Albert Hall
and then on Sunday we will
have a market. This year
we will close off Victo-
ria Street so as people can
move around freely and not
have to worry about traf-
fic,” she said.
Ulla and her committee
are still putting the finish-
ing touches to their three
day line up so stay tuned
for next week’s Australia
Day feature in the Stan-
dard to see what else the
Port Albert community has
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