From The Archives

From the archives: Kaye Hall throws goals from everywhere

By Shepparton News

Friday, May 18, 1973.

Kaye Hall is a much travelled basketballer and has quickly made a name for herself in the Mooroopna Basketball Association.

Kaye, 20, from Seymour plays for Sunicrust Panthers in the Mooroopna competition on Monday nights.

On Sundays she travels to Melbourne to play for Seymour Rebels in the VBA competition.

Kaye has helped her Mooroopna team to the finals of the A grade women's competition.

On the way she picked up the association's goal throwing award.

In the 10 week season Kaye shot 228 points but played only nine of the games.

Before last Monday night's semi-finals she had been in great form, shooting a total of 107 of the 157 points scored in the two lead up games to the semi.

But in the semi against Jinx, Kaye's form deserted her and she managed only 18 of Panther's 30 points, and saw her side go down by eight shots.

Panthers had only four players but it took the accurate shooting of J and M Phillips and M Russell to get Jinx to the grand final.

Panthers will meet Blue Moons in the preliminary final who methodically crushed Mighty Orange 25-0. 


Moved to serve

Powerlines are lifted above the church on the move this morning.

Usually the faithful are moved by a church, but in Shepparton this morning, the church was being moved by the faithful.

The church in question is being moved but not by spiritual means, from Kaarimba to Caniambo.

Actually it's being moved by a truck by removalist Mr D Dowdle.

The wooden church which belonged to the Kaarimba area of the Wunghnu Methodist Circuit, was closed owing to the movement of population from the area.

And so the church stood in the corner of a paddock empty, unused, but in good condition waiting to be brought back to life.

The Goulburn Valley Methodist Youth council spotted the unused building wasting away in the paddock and hit upon an idea to resurrect the building.

They offered to raise funds for the renovation and removal of the building to the tiny township of Caniambo to be used there for the many youth groups who visit Caniambo throughout the year.


Adult education is growing

Continuing adult education is experiencing considerable growth throughout Australia at the present time.

Last week in this column we made mention of the moves that are afoot to form an association of continuing education centers in Victoria. 

One of the primary objectives of such an association will be to seek recognition and financial assistance for those centers which are struggling to provide a service to the community at large.

Continuing education, whether it be of an academic, vocational or recreational nature, is the right of every citizen. No one can deny that education is a continuing experience and the current demand for classes is proof evidence of the need for "someone" to provide the necessary facilities.

The fly in the ointment is of course to determine who that "someone" might be. 

In the case of the Goulburn Valley that "someone" turned out to be a group of far-sighted people who, under the auspices of the Advisory Council of the Shepparton Girls' High School, formed the organisation we now know as PACE.

Recently in a foreword to the CAE Directory of Courses, the state minister of education Mr L H Thompson stated that "the interest in continuing education is widespread and enthusiastic" and "to focus on the notion of continuing education is indeed a worthy enterprise."

It seems almost incredible then that in a recent return of statistics, PACE had to write the word 'nil' against a question that asked what financial grants were provided by the education department.