Immunity at risk

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
MISINFORMATION peddled by vaccination deniers and refusers has resulted in a comeback of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
 The Denmark population falls short of reaching ‘herd immunity’ achieved when 95 per cent of children and adults are vaccinated, therefore reducing the likelihood of diseases being spread if they are introduced.  Read More ...

Gun owners rush to comply

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A RANDOM police check throughout the Great Southern of firearm storage cabinets has prompted a run on bolts and washers to anchor them at the local hardware store.
 Police also plan to continue to checks 2-3 properties a week despite the three-week blitz ending this week.
 But Senior Constable Stuart Rogers of Denmark Police said most people had surrendered their unlicensed firearms before the blitz during a recent gun amnesty.  Read More ...

Town shows that bald is beautiful

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TAYLAH Stahl carried the show at a packed Denmark Riverside Club on Saturday night when she, her mum Tegan and family and friends had their heads shaved.
 Taylah kept busy drawing raffle tickets, spinning the chocolate wheel, even holding the hands of nervous participants in the headshave, a gesture with which she has become familiar over her treatment for a brain tumour.  Read More ...

Bomb squad called in to deal with threat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
BOMB technicians exploded old gelignite in a quarry outside Denmark on Friday, August 15 which had been brought in to the police station.
 A police convey transported by trailer the gelignite believed to be more than 10 years old.
 The explosives were brought to the station contained in a plastic bag at the bottom of which a pool of leaking nitroglycerine had formed.  Read More ...

Black Dog motorcyclists arrive with high spirits but heavy hearts

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
“OUR spirits are high but our hearts are sad,” Black Dog Ride founder Steve Andrews said when 150 motorbikes arrived in Denmark last Friday.
 Steve was referring to Les James, 57, who was coordinating the WA leg of the Australia-wide Black Dog Ride, and died when his motorcycle hit at truck 30km west of the Wheatbelt town, Mullewa, on Monday, August 11.  Read More ...

Daffodil Day a big help for country patients

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DENMARK resident Amanda Marsh has stayed for the second time at Milroy Lodge in Perth, the latest stint while being treated for secondary bone cancer.
 Amanda is grateful for the Cancer Council WA’s accommodation and people like her benefit from Daffodil Day celebrated throughout WA on Friday, August 22.  Read More ...

Cr awarded scholarship

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
COUNCILLOR Belinda Rowland is one of two people in WA to receive a scholarship covering all expenses to help her reach a top performance as an elected member.
 The Denmark shire councillor received the $10,000 President’s Local Government Diploma scholarship after the WA Local Government Association meeting earlier this month.  Read More ...

Garage sales to go national

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DENMARK households, schools and community groups can join Australia’s fastest growing community and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail, on Saturday, October 25.
 The trail suits residents and local organisations who might want to repurpose their unwanted belongings, live more sustainably by reducing waste, connect with the community and raise money for themselves or others.  Read More ...

Scholarships ease study path

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
FOUR students at the Great Southern Institute of Technology’s Denmark campus had the financial obstacles to their academic success eased a little last week.
The students were among 26 recipients of scholarships at the institute in semester 2.
 Presenting the certificates, director organisational effectiveness Chris Jones said the generosity of sponsors had helped reward educational effort.  Read More ...

College prepares for show

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
THE WA College of Agriculture Denmark is on track preparing to take part in the Perth Royal Show.
 A big event is the showing of stud cattle and students are busy practising almost every day after school to ensure the stock selected from the college herd are turned out at their best.
 Training is rigorous and students have to learn how to handle a big animal on a lead rope, not always an easy task.  Read More ...

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