Local News August 4th 2017

It's Jeans For Genes Day!

Local News August 4th 2017

Jeans for Genes Day has come around once again, helping to raise much needed funds for young children born with a genetic disease

Now its in 24th year of running, the denim donning fundraiser has helped raise over 67 million dollars to help provide doctors with better equipment and patients with better car

Jeans For Genes Ambassador Libby Trickett says the awareness part of the event is absolutely critical


The Salvation Army is offering help to Sunraysia residents who've lost contact with their family --- as part of Missing Persons Week this week.

The Salvos have been running their free Family Tracing Service for more than 100 years.

Case Worker Emma Ewin says it's devastating when a loved one becomes a missing person --- with the uncertainty and lack of closure making it more difficult for people to deal with their loss.


Agriculture Victoria and the Grains Research Development Corporation's 18-month Agronomist Development Program has five new positions available for graduates.

Five positions are available for locals - with the focus on seasonal risk management, nutrition, and pathology - as well as developing communication packages to support research adoption in Mildura, Bendigo and Hamilton.

Program leader Dr James Nuttal says the program is well received by the industry, with previous ADP recipients recruited in a range of grains related organisations.


A warning to grain growers across Southern NSW to ensure they keep checking their crops for mouse activity, with numbers of the pests skyrocketing across the Southern NSW cropping region.
The GRDC says recent reports indicate areas which began the season with big stubble loads or grain left on the ground have experienced significant mouse damage.

Steve Henry - a CSIRO researcher, is also encouraging growers and advisers to report and map mouse presence, absence and level of activity using MouseAlert.



In Sport - Mildura water skier Chelsea Blight's won the gold medal in Seattle -- winning the open women's division at the World Water Ski Racing Championship

Chelsea Blight's now living in Melbourne -- but was brought up on the Murray River.

Merbein and Irymple are set to go head to head in Round 16 of Sunraysia Football and Netball League.

The Demons will try to best the Ouyen United side, as Robinvale-Euston takes on South Mildura.

Red Cliffs will try to stand tall over Imperials - as Wentworth takes a seat for the round.