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BASS - Mr. L. H. Combridge, returned sol- dier of Glen Alvie has died aged 40 years. He     is survived by a widow and finve children. - Many

farmers are out of water on account of the mild weather. There has been no wind to drive the


BEULAH - Farmers are being favoured with excellent weather for the sowing of wheat, and are working day and night in an endeavour to complete sowing before a further break in the


CLUNES - The Clunes Borough, and Ballarat, Creswick and Talbot shires, at a conference decided to ask the Country Roads Board for a grant toward sealing the newly constructed Clunes-Creswick road, portions of which are   in the shires mentioned. The estimated cost of sealing the road is £3,450.  

COBRAM - Fire caused damage to the board- ing house occupied by Mrs. Matheson in Main Street, early on Friday morning. Mrs. Mathe-   son awakened in time to save the building.  

CORINELLA - Mr. W. Trew has died at the age of 68 years.

CORRYONG - Mr. R. A. MacFarlane of the relief staff, Ballarat, has been appointed postal   clerk at Corryong.

CRANBOURNE - An entertainment organised by the Cranbourne Football Club held in the   shire hall included competitive items by school   children. Awards were :- Pianoforte Selections -

Marjorie Kelly, Solos: Dawn Heathcote, Dulcie   Sleeth and H. Gregg. Song and Dance. Beth Strange. Recitation: Dulcie Sleeth.

CRESWICK - Frederick Pollard of North   Creswick, while at work for the Counry Roads

Board, jumped off a truck and landing on the blade of a shovel, the handle flew up and   inflicted a severe injury in the groin.

CRESSY - Sister McKenzie, who has had

charge of the Cressy and District Bush Nursing   Centre, has transferred to the Lismore Bush Nursing Hospital. Her place at Cressy has been taken by Sister Kelly.

DROUIN - The annual ball of the Catholic Church was attended by more than 300 people

DUNOLLY - Charity races resulted in £60 for the Dunolly Hospital.

FERNTREE GULLY - At the Ferntree Gully   Court Richard Henry Boldt, carrier, of Silvan

road, Monbulk, was fined £25, in default three months imprisonment, for having sold liquor

without a licence.

MURTOA - Before she left for Melbourne Mr. G. N. Foster was entertained and pre-

sented with a gold wrist watch from the Catholic Women's Social Guild - On the occa-

sion of his retirement from the State Rivers   and Water Supply Commission. Mr. G. D.

Hastie, was was employed at the Murtoa office   was presented with a wallet of notes from officers of the Wimmera area of the commis-


MYRTLEFORD - An appeal for a new Metho-         dist Church has been launched. Already £300 has been promised. - Miss Mary McFadyen, who has retired asa telephonist at the post-office,   was presented with gifts by the postal staff.

ORBOST - Mr. and Mrs. Haig were bidden farewell by members of the Orbost Presbyterian Church before tey left for Stawell. - Mrs. Coad was also bidden farewell before she left for Moe. - The Transport Regulationo Board, which sat at Orbost, granted D. R. Williams a licence to carry general goods between Orbost and the border, and T. H. Stephenson a licence to operate a comercial passenger vehicle between   Noorimbee and Orbost. The board reserved its decision concerning J. Ryan's application for a licence for a goods vehicle between Orbost and    

the New South Wales border, and J. de Plazza's       application for a licence for a vehicle to carry hewn timber to Orbost from places between Cann River and the border and railway stations

in Briawolong district.    

IIOMT1 -Tho limbing sc-unn hah oom menccd Although graziers have had to resort lo hand feeding present Indications point lo a eood per^-ntaie of lambs

TUIASGATTA - While Don Plolnlng was dining a tractor to which was attached a trailer with a load ot pigs the tractor over- turned on roorunnle Gap Plemlng «as pinned bj the tegs and sevcreb crushed Ho ivis tal en to the Tallangatta Ilosplt U-Al the half

icnrly meeting of the Tallangatta Oddfellows Lodgo officers elected »ere-NO Bro E C l'lcmlng VO Bro J Newey IPKO Bro N Schäfer II S N G Bro R McGIllivray

L S N G Bro O Tranks n S V O Bro L Vile-Mr James 8cott aged 54 jears n well known resident died after a «hört illness Ho was an omplojoo of tho Towong Shlro Council -More than 00 golfers took part in the opening of the Eskdale golf links

TAIIYOAnoOl'tvA - An effort for the Moo roopnn Hospital realised £14-Before her mar rlage Miss flers I Lançon was entertained bj district residents at a gi t evening

TUNGAMAH -The death has occurred of Miss Mary Jane Mack at tho ago of 69 years In her >oungcr days Miss Mack »as u school teacher and taught for many )ears at the Tungamah State school-The Wilby Catholic batt was successful

TATURA - Messrs O Cuthbertson and M Pritchard were entertained by members of the Tatura Fire Brigade Brass Band and presonted with gifts Mr Cuthbertson Is to lemo for Melbourne and Mr Pritchard is to bo mar- ried

IiritANfî- Mr It P Harney, of Oarvoc

has been appointed a Justice of the peace He »ns sworn tn at Terang by Mr M Stecdman, PM-Tho Oanoc Racing Club has remitted £31/17/6 to tho Terang and District Com miinlty Hospital the proceeds from the race meeting-Mrs P Leo has been elected prcsl

dent of the Catholic Ladles Guild Mesdames llnlian and Starklc vice presidents Miss Joan Slatter) secretar) Miss M o Grady assistant sccretarv and Ml« Mary Rvan treasurer

WAIHI UM All - A social evening and pre sentntton «as tondored to tho Rev J Mahaffy Congregational minister before he left Wiihftimjiih and Rutherglen

VVATCIIFM - At a queen carnival held to raise funds to build A Catholic Church results were-Miss Irene O Connor £041 Miss Leah Behn tile £457 Miss Sadlo Conncllan £400

W IKKANDiTK - Arbor day »as cole brated at Hil v\ uri undue school on Frida)

Trees jrerc planted In the school avenue An address »as given hi the Speaker of tho Lcgls lattve Asscmblv IMr Everard)

UH>Dh!t!U!K\ -In tim absenco of Mr and

j Mrs A Goudge in Melbourne their house was I broken into and about £5 and a box containing

papers were stolen An arrest lias been made -H has been decided to build a bush mu Mug hospital «Ithln the limits of funds in hands the central association having granted £600

WYCHEPROOF -The secretary of the   Wycheproof Hospital (Mr J G Matheson) has received notification of a gift of £250 toward the equipment of the new hospital estimated to cost £20 000, from the H V McKay Trust Fund. At the time of the installation of the    

X ray equipment In the Wycheproof District   Hospital a donation of £100 was received from  

the same fund.

11A -Mr J Collins telephone linesman »ns injured «hen he fell 30ft from a telephone

pole He «as lopping a tree when n limb,

unick him He suffered facial and bodllv injuries -Before she left Murrindindi Mrs H

Witts »as given a present b) residents-AI ball org mlbod b> the tennis club realised nearlj (


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