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NEWS HEADLINES (17/05/19)

NEWS HEADLINES (17/05/19)

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - THE LATEST NEWS HEADLINES ON 3SH AND MIXXFM

Below are the latest news headlines for Friday 17 May 2019.

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Federal Election voting

Residents across the Mallee who haven't already voted are being reminded to do so at this Saturday's federal election on May 18.

Polling places will be open from 8:00am and close at 6:00pm sharp, with locations published on the Australian Electoral Commission website.

Evan Ekin-Smyth from the AEC is urging residents to plan ahead and make sure their vote counts.

Candidate Phillip Langfield calls out Darling River management

Christian Democratic Party candidate for Farrer Philip Langfield has said that the Government has not done enough when it comes to water in rural areas, specifically calling out mismanagement of the Darling River.

Mr Langfield says that rural Australia has been neglected by both major parties.

Doctors call for flu shots

Mallee residents are being urged to make sure that they get a flu shot by Doctors and GPs, as flu season is ongoing.

According to Senior Practitioner of Swan Hill Medical Group Dr Stewart Booth, since February 2019, statistics from the Mallee show there were 345 confirmed cases of influenza A.

Almost seven times more confirmed cases than last year.

Dr. Booth says that it's important for those at risk to get a flu shot, to avoid any potential medical issues.

Bridge lifts scheduled

The Murray River Council will be completing a series of bridge lifts from May 21 to May 23 across five locations.

According to the report, Tooleybuc will be affected May 21, Swan Hill and Nyah bridge lifts will take place on May 22, with Murrabit and Barham bridges affected on May 23.

A bridge lift noted to take approximately 30 minutes to complete an up and down cycle, not taking into consideration any potential problems.

Anyone looking for further details can contact the Murray River Council.


Central Murray Football League

Central Murray will be facing Gippsland in interleague action this weekend at Cohuna.

With the home ground advantage .. Central Murray will look to try and best their opponents .. but they are wary of their talent level. The are trying to instil the mindset of the game being a regular fixture .. instead of treating it like a bye.

Central Murray coach Marcus Demaria says that he is confident in his team's mix of youth and veteran leadership.

Golden Rivers Football Netball League

Golden Rivers Football Netball League will face Kyabram in interleague action at the weekend.

Matches will include senior football, open and 17-and-under netball against Golden Rivers.

An under-18 football interleague game and 15-and-under and 13-and-under netball games will also be played, where the best players selected from the Kyabram District League will play against each other to showcase talent across the day.

According to Kyabram District League President Fraser Kerrins, It will be a terrific opportunity for the leagues to showcase its local home-grown talent.

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