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Help promote Mathoura

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February 17, 2018

Have you got some spare time and would like to help your community?

Well, the Mathoura On The Map Committee would like to hear from you!

The committee was initiated by a community-driven group of proactive, progressive people who want to develop and grow a range of services and attractions for locals and visitors alike.

The group has worked to improve signage to encourage travellers to leave the highway and explore the town, hosted the Mathoura Woodchop and Timbercutters’ Carnival as part of the Mathoura Big Day Out, and sought funding to further Mathoura’s reputation as an ‘arty’ town with colourful murals of our heritage.

It also hopes to increase visitor numbers to the town and surrounding areas by enticing Steam Rail Victoria to pay a visit to our area, with plans for a fair in the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, enabling local people and organisations to sell their wares and boost their coffers.

Bus tours of the forest and Picnic Point resort areas, as well as historic homesteads are also envisaged.

If you like these ideas and would like to be involved, please contact Nicole Stenhouse on 58843208 or Eileen Day on 0427843526.

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It will be ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ for Mathoura Public School students who will be in the swim next week.

The school will conduct its annual Swim Carnival next Friday at Mathoura Swimming Centre.

Organisers would appreciate help in running the program and other activities during the day, so if you can spare some time please advise the school so you can be included in the arrangements.

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Thank God for the Thompsons! That’s the word from the Northern United B Grade Cricket team this week.

The boys came up against Girgarre who scored 112 runs before they, in turn, hit a total of 123 for the loss of just one wicket. P Quanchi scored 66 runs for United.

The Thompsons were tops with the ball — S Thompson 4/21, A Thompson 2/16 and H Thompson 2/23. Well done guys!

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Locals have been saddened by the recent death of Isabel Van de Brenk who passed away last week.

The community gathered to farewell the popular local woman yesterday before she was laid to rest at the Mathoura Pioneer Cemetery.

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A great family weekend of fishing and fun awaits entrants in the Hummingbird Mathoura Fishing Classic.

To be conducted on March 2 to 4, the annual event will be centred on Tarragon Lodge at Picnic Point where full catering and bar facilities will be available.

Entrants and visitors can also camp on site, or close to the competition area.

The $50,000 in prizes will include two boat and motor packages as well as a huge arrange of items for all ages.

If you haven’t entered yet, act now! You can enter online or on-site from 11am on Friday, March 2.

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Friends are extending their condolences to the family of former local, Joan Broad, following her passing last week.

Joan and her husband, Owen, operated a contracting business from their Bunnaloo Road base for a number of years before moving to Kyabram.

Joan, who had been ill for some time, was the loved mother of Matthew and Donna, mother-in-law of Joanne and Mark and cherished nanny of Jessica, Kimberley, Lachlan, Skylar and Jaxon.

A service to celebrate her life is being held at the Castlemaine Church of Christ, following which the cortege will leave for the Sutton Grange Cemetery.

Sympathy is extended to Owen and the family.

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