In the papers this week December 31st 2012

Lions Auction Returns

Bargain hunters should mark their calendars with Saturday, January 19th as the Leeuwin Lions Monster Auction returns. The annual monster auction will take place at the Hillview Road site from 9.00am onward. There will be hundreds of items on auction including a 1950 kids’ pedal car in almost original condition, 12 trailer loads of firewood and household bric-a-brac. There will also be morning coffee/tea, cool drinks and hot dogs available on site. Call Ray Chuck at 0457 360 296 for details.

Mysterious Blaze Burns Down Dairy Company

The Margaret River Dairy Company located on Bussell Highway burnt down last Saturday, despite efforts by Margaret River, Cowaramup, Busselton, Metricup and Yallingup Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services and Volunteer Bushfire Brigades. Local fire fighters arrived at the scene at around 3.00am and were there until 8.00am fighting the fire, which is thought to have inflicted a damage of $5m. Unfortunately, the fire crews failed to save the factory. The cause of the blaze is yet to be known, and police is investigating.

Students Delighted With Results

Local Year 12 students were nervous and exited at the same time about finding out their end-of-year results last Sunday. Many received solid ATAR scores, with Savannah Boyd of Margaret River Senior High School scoring in the 90s, Stephanie Kennaugh 91.85 and Eva McFarland 89. Others who scored good marks included Rachel Keys (87.6), Amber Moore (82), Jake Graebner-Bond (81.2) and Sam Busetti (81).

Boat Interference

Augusta Police said that somebody was interfering with vehicles and boat trailers parked near the Flinders Bay boat ramp. Recently there have been reports of trailers being unhooked from vehicles and boat trailer tires being let down. If you’re using the boat ramp or parking in the vicinity, take caution and inform Augusta Police of any suspicious activity. Police officials will patrol the site as often as possible to try and stop these incidents.

Marron Season Opens

Marron season will run from 12 noon Tue, January 08th until Tue, February 05th. Fishers must keep in mind that minimum size limits and possession and bag limits apply for marrons. You are also required to have a permit to fish for marrons. Application forms can be obtained from Australia Post outlets and Department of Fisheries offices. You can renew or buy your permit online from Department of Fisheries’ website.

Cannabis Found In Augusta

Police found a cannabis plant in bushland near Augusta earlier this week. Officers from Manjimup, Nannup and Pemberton removed around 100 crops, varying in size from 60 to 160 centimetre tall, from the bushland off Steward Rd. in Scott River East. The plant was bounded by chicken wire fence and there was a 100 litre collapsible water drum close by. Investigations are being conducted to find the owner of the plant.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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