Local News 24th May 2017

Kids showing off their reading skills.

Local News 24th May 2017

Sunraysia children are among the 600,000 children that have showed off their reading skills as a part National Simultaneous Storytime today.

Kids flocked to information hubs like Mildura, Merbein and Irymple Library joining in to read Tony Wilson's ‘The Cow Tipped Over the Moon’.

It comes as the hubs celebrate Library and Information Services Week aiming to get more of us around the region enjoying books.

Story time won't end today, with reading sessions being held tomorrow at the Mobile Library from 11am and on Friday at the A.S. Kenyon Library in Red Cliffs.

 

Vision Australia have recognised the hard work of volunteers across the Sunraysia region at the organisation’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening.

A group of thirty men and women who make up a third of Vision Australia volunteer crew here in the region have received service awards.

The organisation will be expanding into Robinvale, Euston and surrounds and are always looking for new volunteers.

 

Red Cliffs Primary students who are eager to express themselves artistically will get their fix this September with many invited to join in the State Schools Spectacular.

A 1300-voice choir and a 64 piece orchestra are among just some of the opportunities being put forward to students from over 200 schools across the State.

The performance will be delivered twice on September 16 at Hisense Arena, the program aiming to ensure kids are happy, healthy and resilient, and to build pride within their schools.

 

Australia's Biggest Blood Pressure Check is underway and Sunraysia residents are being encouraged to pop into their local Priceline Pharmacy for a free check.

The program will finish up on the 14th of June with the campaign from the Stroke Foundation being aimed at raising awareness of high blood pressure.

Theresa Howarth from the Stroke Foundation says that’s high bold pressure is a leading cause of stroke which is common, but, often has no symptoms.

 

The Statewide Roller Derby Stampede is returning to Mildura this weekend for a double header round of blocking, jamming and pivoting action.

The comp in Mildura marks the midway point of the season for the eight competing teams ahead of the finals in September.

Squads in the mix hail from Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, the North East, Eastern and Western Victoria.

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