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November 16, 2016

The Kyabram Youth Club Hall committee is looking for new members to increase the use of the hall.

A hall for one and all

The Kyabram Youth Club Hall committee is looking for new members to increase the use of the hall.

Committee Secretary Tania Chiswell said the hall has multiple uses for the community and it would be a shame to lose a venue with high potential.

“We currently have basketball and martial arts conducted at the hall, but it has the ability to be so much more,” she said.

“We need more committee members because it is hard to have meetings and generate strong ideas with only a handful of people.

“There are some great ideas in the community and we want to hear them.”

The next committee meeting is on November 22 at 7 pm at the hall in Unwin Street, Kyabram. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information contact Mrs Chiswell on 0427 585 311

Breast book in

Women across the Campaspe shire are being urged to book a breast screen to ensure cancer is detected early.

BreastScreen Victoria chief executive Vicki Pridmore said women need to continue their commitment to screening every two years because finding cancer early saves lives.

“The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman over 50 years of age. With one in eight Victorian women diagnosed with the disease, having a breast screen is the best way of finding cancer early before any symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful,” Ms Pridmore said.

Seventy-five per cent of women diagnosed will be over the age of 50, the vast majority of whom will have no family history of the disease.

BreastScreen Victoria targets women aged between 50 and 74 with early detection to give women the best chance of successful treatment and recovery.

You can find your nearest BreastScreen Victoria clinic or book in for the mobile bus at or by calling 13 20 50.

Get on the page

Campaspe Regional Library is inviting families to join a statewide early literacy program.

The program, 1000 Books Before School, is an early literacy initiative to engage parents in reading 1000 books with their children from birth until they begin school.

Library Services Manager Jenny Mustey said the more a child is read to in their pre-school years, the better prepared they are when they start to learn how to read and write.

The program officially started last Monday, with resources available at each library service desk.

Volunteer for cash

The Federal Government has just opened the 2016 round of the popular volunteer grants funding program.

$10 million is available to community organisations to help support the efforts of their volunteers.

Organisations can apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase equipment that supports volunteers’ work, improves fundraising efforts and helps train volunteers.

Applications for Volunteer Grants close Tuesday, 20 December at 2pm.

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