Uncovering the stories of the region’s pioneers
Cobram Cemetery Trust secretary/treasurer Rachel McKay, assisted by Margaret Moxham, is writing and compiling The Pioneers and is hoping people might have information to her complete the work.
August 1969, Woodstock Music Festival presents the newly-formed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young debut concert. Fifty years later, a four-piece, Melbourne-based band Canyon marks Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with a sold out concert at Melbourne’s Caravan Club. In keeping with the Woodstock vibe, the band will continue to share the love touring 18 regional Victorian towns as part of the Cafe Culture Series during August and September. Canyon’s line-up includes singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Chapman, singer, co-song writer and percussionist Louise Dempsey, Bruce Packard on vocals, bass and mandolin and Josh Bennett on vocals and multiple guitars.
Yarrawonga Lions Club hosted the zone junior public speaking competition on Sunday, August 11, with 14 students competing across two age groups. The Year 3 and 4 age group had to deliver a three-minute speech on ‘The day I went into outer space and met an alien . . .’
Cobram-Barooga RSL sub branch commemorated Vietnam Veterans Day with a service at Cobram and District war memorial on Sunday.
Cobram and district residents now have access to after-hours GP appointments with three Cobram medical practices coming together to provide the extended service. Cobram Medical Clinic, Alpha Medical Centre and Mivo Park Medical Clinic received funding from Murray Primary Health Network to remain open until 8.30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Cobram doctor Cristina Dumitrescu, who has led the changes, believes the extended hours will lead to better health outcomes within the community by improving access. She was delighted to have three medical practices working together, which showed the clinics were working in the best interest of the community. ‘‘There is a real need in the community for after hours appointments,’’ Dr Dumitrescu said. ‘‘Longer opening hours will allow us to support people who are not able to get away from work or school for appointment. ‘‘It will allow us to relieve some of the pressure on the urgent care clinic. ‘‘It is really great to have everyone working together, they are a good bunch of people who really see the value in this.’’
Calls for an increased police presence in Cobram continue to grow after a spate of break-and-enter incidents in the district in recent weeks. A mounting number of local business owners are urging the Victorian Government to operate Cobram Police Station around the clock to help address the region’s escalating crime rate.
International businessman Kingsley Mundey was in Cobram on Monday to give a presentation at Cobram Bowling Club.
Cobram District Children’s Service Committee recently received $5000 for Punt Road Kindergarten and Childcare Centre.
After an accident in early June left me seriously injured and my family changed, I was taken aback by the community support for myself and my daughters.
New funding will see the fight against fruit fly continue in the Goulburn and Murray valleys until mid next year.
Despite a bitter chill across the region, crowds were not deterred from attending the 13th annual Cobram Rotary Club Swap Meet and Shannons All Wheels Show on Sunday.
Cobram Secondary College welcomed two new full-time teachers to the school this term, with the Melbourne University graduates having vastly different paths to the town.
The Cobram Agricultural Show Society is calling for entries for this year’s junior ambassador competition.
Sporting hall of fames are common across the Australian sporting landscape, with specific sports, gender and even regions now recognising those who have excelled in their chosen sport.
Community members turned out in droves for the Magill family fundraiser at the Bottom Pub on Sunday.
Cobram and District Specialist School held its Better Buddies assembly last week with senior buddies presenting certificates to their junior buddies.
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