A young woman driver had a lucky escape from serious injury in a road accident in which her motor vehicle caught fire on the Chute-Waterloo Road near Chute on Monday.
Local residents, including CFA members who had water tanks and fire-fighting equipment on their vehicles, were quickly on the scene, even before the local Waterloo brigade arrived.
A proposed new centre to house serious sex offenders in Ararat will have no effect on Langi Kal Kal’s Emu Creek facility, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Tuesday.
He was answering queries about whether the new Ararat development would mean the new Langi Kal Kal centre would close. The matter has created considerable interest within the Beaufort community.
Local cyclists have been in training for this year’s Murray to Moyne cycling marathon to raise money for the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service.
On the weekend of April 1 and 2, the local team will be riding in relay approximately for 430km in all weather conditions. The event starts on Saturday morning and continues through the night until riders reach Hamilton, any time from 11:30pm to the early hours of Sunday morning.
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