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Betty Wright, A Wonderful Lady: pictured with Stan Giannakis and Bill Sykes.

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May 18, 2017

Betty Wright, A Wonderful Lady: pictured with Stan Giannakis and Bill Sykes.

Hands off the CFA

Destructive Dan is quietly trying to split CFA again.

Don’t interfere with a great organisation that you will never comprehend the relevance or importance of Dan.

Twenty years of voluntary service gave me this insight along with community pride.

— Name and address supplied

Andrews is being naive

During Volunteer Week we celebrate how people give their time freely to help our community in many ways.

From freely donating precious blood, to the Blaze Aid volunteers, the CWA, Rotary, Lions, the CFA: these are part of the many volunteer organisations that give Australia a special flavour.

Why then does Daniel Andrews single out the CFA to attempt to break it up, break its morale while attempting to explain himself with weasel words?

It would seem that there must be more to this attack than is being admitted.

Daniel Andrews is being naive if he believes he will break up the CFA and survive the next election.

Marginal seats around Ballarat and Bendigo will be interesting to watch.

— Ian Gill, Benalla

Betty will be dearly missed

Betty Wright, who passed away recently, was a truly wonderful lady.

Betty was small in stature but big in spirit and love.

I first met Betty via a mutual friend Ken Terry.

Betty’s nickname was ‘‘Trouble’’ (which incidentally could have applied to Ken also).

Trouble Betty was — in a cheeky sense — a quick wit and many interesting stories of her life in Benalla and Murchison over nearly 10 decades.

Clearly life at times was tough for Betty, but she always focused on the fun things and good times, like skinny dipping in the Broken River long, long before Lake Benalla.

Betty will be missed by her family and many friends

— Bill Sykes, Benalla

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