With only one more sleep until Christmas, Santa is resting his reindeer in preparation for tonight’s big night.
Instead, he turned to more conventional transportation, driving a bus around Echuca last week.
The Liv We got a little glimpse of Santa last week when he stepped into the driver’s seat of the Echuca Moama Transit bus.
When asked why he didn’t drive his sleigh around Echuca, Santa replied that the reindeer were resting, but he needed to get out and see some children first, so he used the bus. was doing.
santa said The Liv The elves made their final preparations last week, and everything was ready for his great sleigh trip tonight.
Those who want to take a picture with Santa driving the bus can do so if they can spot him on a local bus.
Restaurant chains exclude MOAMA
Fast food addicts may be disappointed to learn that two popular convenience restaurants have abandoned openings in Moama.
Spokespeople for Hungry Jack’s and Nando’s have confirmed that Murray Shire will not be opening restaurants on the Meninya St site, which it granted convenience restaurant approval earlier this month.
McDonald’s last month withdrew an application to build a restaurant on its property.
However, Pigat Superannuation, the site’s landowner, said it was in talks with other convenience restaurants to open.
Online poll conducted by The Liv More than half of the 87 respondents wanted to see Hungry Jack open on the site.
Grill’d was second with 11% of the votes, and Nando’s and Red Rooster tied for third with 9%.
8% chose ‘Other’, indicating they would like to see a different restaurant.
2% still prefer McDonald’s.
Locally reported fruit fly sightings
Experts from the Ministry of Primary Industries don’t think fruit flies in the area are unusual.
I was contacted by a resident of Echuca Moama who grows fruit. The Livworried that fruit flies will wipe out the berries.
Stuart Holland, DPI’s acting director and plant biosecurity manager, said fruit flies are a common sight for residents in the area, especially after recent floods.
“People should not panic. The best thing people can do is get advice from the DPI website,” he said.
Holland said the best way for people to stem a fruit fly infestation is to put suspect fruit in a plastic bag, tie it up and put it out in the sun.
“Often people can leave the fruit in the compost, which helps spread the fruit flies,” he said.
Holland said fruit flies infest people’s backyards, but the problem is less acute in commercial activities such as orchards.
“Commercial operations tend to use a lot more pesticides, which help control fruit flies in the area,” he said.
Fun fact: The first trophy of Goulburn Murray cricket’s inaugural season went to Fire Brigade after beating Stanhope in the final of the Twenty20 competition in Rochester on Saturday. Flames put on a strong show with the bat and always seemed to be in control of the contest after making 8-151, but early wickets and constant pressure saw opposition to 138 win by 13 runs. continued until
25 years ago
Monday, December 29, 1997
Marathon arrives at Picnic Point
Mars Murray River Marathon paddlers headed to Picnic Point near Mathura yesterday after completing the second stage of the annual event from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill.
Paddlers from all over the world took part in the 404km event, with Samoan teams paddling the ‘Palagi Paopao’ or Whiteman canoes.
Meanwhile, a group of long reef surfers row their surf boats.
A woman paddles a rowboat down a river as she attempts to complete a grueling journey backwards.
High kneeler Bill Dunn, a member of last year’s Echuca Workers and Sports Club Murray Marathon C4 team, also paddled the finish line at Picnic Point in traditional style at his 26th consecutive Murray Marathon yesterday.
Echuca’s Cameron McMullen and his Flora Foods team are two minutes and 46 seconds ahead of Baker-Mitsubishi overall in the Mars Cup for the TK1 relay team.
flooded with visitors
Rising water levels on the Murray River drew large crowds to Echuca Moama over the weekend.
The increased activity in some areas of the Murray River may be due to a lack of water storage in the state’s boating hotspots.
last week’s report time of the week Newspaper program levels at the Eildon, Eppalock, Nillahcootie, and Hume Dam lakes were all below 50% capacity.
Safeway Echuca store manager Peter Carver said yesterday that the post-Christmas trading season has gotten off to an optimistic start.
Lancaster takes off wheel racing
On Boxing Day, more than 500 competitors and spectators lined the Moama Velodrome to participate in and watch the thrilling competition.
Shepperton World Junior Champion Brett Lancaster competed in the main event, the George Hussey Memorial Wheel Race.
Lancaster rounded out a controlled ride with a strong finish from improvements from Bendigo’s David Pell and Jeff Hopkins.
However, Hopkins turned the tide in the Under-19 8km Championship, taking the victory from Pell and Lancaster with blistering speed on the last lap.
Karen Burrow, who previously won the road race from Bendigo to Echuca, performed well on Boxing Day and dominated the women’s elite event.
Fun fact: You could have picked up a 750ml Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne at Safeway Liquor for $28.99.
50 years ago
Friday, December 29, 1972
Carnival take reduced by the rain
Officials with the Echuca and District Athletics Association said Tuesday’s 61st Boxing Day Carnival suffered economic losses after rain hit in the afternoon, despite a significant drop in admissions for the evening’s program. I hope not.
Shortly before the Echuca Gift heat started at 3pm, it started raining intermittently for the rest of the afternoon.
Association officials determined the track was unsafe for cycling and five events were postponed until the evening programme, although all scheduled pedestrian events were held in the afternoon.
We had planned to start the evening program early by hosting five postponed cycling events, but around 6pm more rain fell and the cycling track was wet again.
Weather conditions improved after that, helping the cyclists dry the track for a long practice session, but the evening program started still late, and although they made time for the night, the final event didn’t start until around midnight. I did.
Club officials were very happy with the $990 entry fee for the afternoon, but disappointed that the evening program cost just $481.
The overall total was $1,471, well below last year’s $2,248, but the association’s executive director, George Hussey, said yesterday that the association could well “at least reach break-even” at Carnival. I said yes.
The walker program’s signature event, the Echuca Gift, was won by 34-year-old Mulgrave runner Neil Beachley.
Farewell Wesley Hall
Last week, a large crowd filled Wesley Hall for a farewell party for Reverend RN, Mrs. Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lowry.
After five years with the Echuca Methodist Church, the Bowens left this week to start a new ministry in Leongatha.
Early in the New Year, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lowry, who have worked hard at the church, go to Stanhope.
Mr. Lowry teaches at a school in Echuca village.
no rest for the police
Police were busy in Echuca over the Christmas period, witnessing numerous car accidents and making a total of 16 arrests.
Although there have been many accidents, most have been minor and few injuries have been reported.
The most serious accident occurred around 10:30 pm on Friday when two vehicles collided on the Northern Highway four miles (4 miles) south of Echuca.
Fun facts: A big Elvis double was playing at the Paramount Theater. Love in Las Vegas followed by Double trouble.