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GPs sign on to roster for the hospital

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September 30, 2017

Reflection - Echuca-Moama Bridge 1866-1867 by George Henry Kendall. Photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria

■10 years ago

Friday, September 28, 2007

A new service at Echuca hospital will make it easier for patients to consult a local GP after hours and at weekends.

The service will involve about 14 local GPs being rostered to work at a clinic at the hospital from 6.30pm to 10pm on weeknights, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and noon to 4pm Sundays.

Patients presenting at the hospital’s emergency department will be assessed by a triage nurse to ascertain how urgently they need help, as happens now, and if not in a potentially life-threatening condition they will be given the option of waiting to see a hospital doctor or a GP.

Drivers heading to Deniliquin this weekend for the annual Deni Ute Muster need to drive safely, to protect their bank balances and licences, as well as their lives.

Operation Slowdown, the NSW long weekend road safety campaign, starts today and finishes Monday night.

Double demerit points will apply for all speeding and seatbelt offences throughout NSW over the long weekend.

Nagambie Golf Club was the venue for the Goulburn Valley Veteran Golf Association game on Monday.

A total of 81 members vied for the trophies.

A grade was won by Jim Stephens (Mooroopna) with 41 points, from Wayne Hornbrook (Numurkah) on 40 points on a countback.

■30 years

September 25, 1987

Extensions worth $4.376 million have started at the Moama Bowling Club.

A contract for the development of the bowling club was signed with Leighton Contractors on Monday - the same firm doing $2.9 million extensions at Rich River Golf Club.

At least $4m is expected to stay in the area via local sub-contractors.

Rival towns Echuca and Swan Hill will let off 130 years of built-up steam on October 18 when their paddle steamers Canberra and Pyap do battle on the Murray.

It will be the biggest clash between ‘‘Top End’’ (upper Murray) boats and ‘‘Bottom Enders’’ is real enough, but the Rich River Festival race is all for the fun of it and for the amusement of crowds at River Pageant Day.

Melbourne centre half forward Garry Lyon will remember last Saturday for a very long time.

‘‘It was a pretty sad old affair,’’ said the dark-haired 20-year-old on Tuesday night at the Echuca trots.

Garry had the double agony of nursing a broken leg in the stands at VFL park as he watched his beloved Demons lose by two points to Hawthorn as the siren blew.

■50 years ago

Friday, September 29, 1967

A start on the duplication of the High Street roadway between Service and Anstruther Streets is to be made by workmen of the Country Roads Board next week.

This was announced yesterday by the Board’s divisional engineer, Mr. L Upton, who said the work was the first stage of a scheme which would also result in improvements to the intersection of High Street with the Murray Valley Highway and High Street north of Anstruther Street.

Mr. Upton said the construction to be commenced by the board next week will be a continuation of the work already being carried out in High Street by Echuca City Council employees, contractors and the State Electricity Commission.

Players, officials and supporters of the Echuca Football Club can expect to commence premiership celebrations when their Bendigo League grand final match against South Bendigo at Bendigo ends tomorrow.

It’s been a long time between pennants but Echuca’s fitness, strength and will-to-win appears certain to give them their second B.F.L premiership tomorrow.

Both Echuca and South Bendigo have made two alterations to their teams to meet tomorrow but Echuca seems to have benefitted most from the changes.

Mr E. Fenn was re-elected as president of the Gunbower Cricket Club at the annual meeting held on Monday night.

Secretary of the club is Mr. R. Dillon, who replaces Mr. K. Dillon, who did not seek re-election.

Reports to the meeting indicated that the club is in a comparatively sound position but more funds are to be sought as most of the equipment has to be replaced and an electric motor is to be fitted to the existing roller.

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