Free-to-air channel SBS changed frequency on October 8

Thursday, October 09, 2014
This retune only affects viewers receiving their television signal from the Southern Agricultural tower.
 Towns affected include Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Manypeaks and Kendenup.
 The best way for residents to find their retune day is by entering their address into the ‘Get retune info’ box on the retune website.
 These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband.
 Once the channels have moved, viewers will need to retune their digital television, set-top box or digital television recorder to get them back.  Read More ...

Fond farewell for progressive priest

Thursday, October 09, 2014
THE choir Karen Urquhart established in 2007 while working as a parish priest in Denmark sang her a fond farewell on Sunday.
  Karen has been appointed priest at St Catherine’s Anglican Church in Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, Canada and will embark on what she calls an adventure.
Karen left Denmark is 2010, moving to Albany where she work for Palmerston as a drug and alcohol counsellor and more recently for Southern Aboriginal Corporation’s Family Violence Prevention Legal Services.  Read More ...

Leaseholders say no to freehold offer

Thursday, October 09, 2014
MOST leaseholders in the Peaceful Bay holiday cottage precinct do not want the Shire of Denmark to freehold or strata title the lots on which their 203 cottages stand.
 A community consultation found that 74 per cent of the lessees were not in favour of the Shire’s ‘normalisation’ proposal to converting their properties to a freehold or strata title.
 However the Department of Planning has informed the Shire that no more development can take place in the townsite without servicing the leasehold holiday lots with reticulated water and sewerage.  Read More ...

Cuts threat to new centre

Thursday, October 09, 2014
By ALISON BENNETT TAYLOR
CUTS to child-care funding announced in the Federal budget could force a fledging family day care provider to close its doors.
 Little Sprouts Family Day Care was opened in March this year,after teacher Melanie Trenow moved to Denmark and found there was no one providing care to smaller groups of children in their own homes.
 Budget cuts directed at family day care providers will result in a reduction in funding to Wanslea Family Day Care Services, which supports Little Sprouts and ensures that parents receive the full government rebate they are entitled to.  Read More ...

Cautionary snake tale of Jackboy

Thursday, October 09, 2014
By ALISON BENNETT TAYLOR
A TIGER snake bit Shelley Nottle’s dog Jackboy when they were walking along the heritage rail trail behind their home in Kemsley Estate in the first week of spring.
 A mild winter and early spring warmth has awaken snakes from their winter hibernation, with Jackboy’s bite the first recorded snakebite for the season.
 “He got bitten last year as well, so he is on a roll,” Shelley said.  Read More ...

Senior independent status for high school

Thursday, October 09, 2014
DENMARK HighSchool has been recognised as a senior high school in a move that will also include the school becoming an independent high school.
  As of next year, the school will cater for students from years seven to 12, although the school extended the curriculum beyond year 10 in 2008, with students graduating the following year.
 The move to offer tertiary entrance studies proved a big success in 2012 with the Denmark High School being the top country school in the ATAR league table.  Read More ...

Fundraiser raises the bar

Thursday, October 09, 2014
DENMARK woman Lol Donohoe raised $24,202.35 over August for Ronald McDonald House, the home away from home for country families with sick children.
 Denmark’s Taylah Stahl and Julian Anderson and their families are currently frequent visitors to RMH while Taylah and Julian are being treated for cancer.
 RMH fundraising coordinator Emily de Vries said Lol’s effort was one of the biggest received on behalf of RMH.  Read More ...

New chamber president elected

Thursday, October 09, 2014
THE Denmark Chamber of Commerce’s new president is Beverley Ford who was elected at the Chamber’s annual general meeting last month.
 Beverley, of Karma Chalets and Karrisma Spa, replaces Jeff Atkinson of Denmark Legal as president who was elected vice president.
Beverley has a background in tourism plus experience in the building sector through her role with the Master Builders Association in the South West and Great Southern.  Read More ...

Youg drivers warned of high risk period

Thursday, October 09, 2014
DENMARK’S novice drivers received special tuition last month on preventing risky behavior.
 Denmark RoadWise Committee chair David Morrell said statistically students were were at high risk of losing their licence in the first 12 months driving.
 The novice driver information session involved Denmark police officers Constable Kyla Guthrie and Senior Constable Dave Johnston giving presentations on safe speeds, effects of alcohol when driving and safe behaviour during leaver celebrations.  Read More ...

Book of change

Thursday, October 09, 2014
FORMER students and friends of health and wellbeing practitioner Loretta do Rozario met to launch her new book on August 29.
 Guests packed Tea House Books for the occasion to launch 'Living our wholeness - the alchemy of change, challenge and suffering', drawn from Loretta's research as a PHD student 20 years ago.
 General practitioner Louis Papaelias spoke to the gathering saying he had gained a lot of help from Loretta in deciding on swapping a highly-geared metropolitan lifestyle for Denmark.  Read More ...

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