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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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Turner vows to fight for BASHS

National Party candidate for Ripon Scott Turner has visited Beaufort and Skipton Health Service as part of his ongoing campaign to improve health services throughout the electorate.
Mr Turner met with Acting CEO Debbie Gervasoni and toured the hospital and aged care facility on Friday discussing the important work the health service does for the local community and the district.

Shire’s unemployment below average

With unemployment on the increase around Australia, Pyrenees Shire has posted some surprising statistics.
Figures provided by the Department of Employment reveal that both Avoca and Beaufort have an unemployment rate well below the national average.
The figures show that in the June quarter, Avoca’s unemployment rate was 5% or 72 people without a job.
Beaufort fared even better with a jobless rate of 4.6% or 85 people without a job.


Community Bank shines in 2014 

It has been another successful year for Beaufort’s Community Bank, with the continuation of the popular community grants programs and a bigger return to shareholders.
Beaufort Community Financial Services Limited held its annual meeting last week where it was revealed the branch’s total funds under management had increased 4% over the 2013-2014 financial year to $90.7 million. 

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