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The position of chief executive with Alpine Shire was advertised in The Age on Saturday, prompting some concern from community members. l Full report, page 3

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Brazen thief enters homes in daylight
By Michael Gorey brazen thief has stolen purses, handbags and wallets from three houses in central Bright over the past four weeks. On two occasions the owners were occupied in their gardens and saw the man enter or leave their homes. According to police he’s a Caucasian aged between 40 and 60, about 170cm tall, of medium build. A resident of Delany Avenue, Mrs Pat Taylor, 72, had a close-up view of the man during daylight hours. She said he’s aged 45-50, stocky, and was wearing glasses. He had black/brown hair and wore shorts when she saw him leaving the back entrance of her house. “I was mowing lawns at the time,” she said. “When I went around the back, my back door opened and this fellow came out. “He seemed a bit edgy and asked

Solemn day for veterans
By Michael Gorey small but solemn crowd gathered at Bright’s Memorial Clocktower in Mafeking Square on Monday to honor Australia’s fallen servicemen and women. The Remembrance Day service marked the Armistice which ended World War One on November 11, 1918. In recent years it has become an international occasion to remember the fallen from all conflicts. Bright RSL subbranch president, Warren Barnard, welcomed those present. Veterans and special guests congregated on seating in front of the memorial, while a few scores of people sheltered from the glaring sun in nearby shade. Mr Barnard described the “Great War” as four years of senseless carnage. “Australia’s youth was devastated at places that were previFred Priest of Bright, who served with the 2/24 Battalion, laid a wreath at ously unheard of,” he the War Memorial on Remembrance Day. said. “Throughout Australia hundreds of memorials, such as ours here in Bright, bear testimony to the loss of lives.” Mr Barnard cited the conflicts which have followed the “war to end all wars” including recent peacekeeping operations, which he said was war by another name. “And barely a month ago Australian youth was exposed to war by yet another name; this time called terrorism,” he said. Jeremy O’Sullivan, the grandson of subbranch member Bill Giles, played the Last Post and sub-branch chaplain, Father David Lamont, read the prayer. Wreaths were laid by returned servicemen, Alpine Shire councillor Jason Reid, local schools and organisations including Girl Guides, Red Cross, Probus, Rotary, Lions and individuals. l Pictures, p6 Jeremy O’Sullivan played the Last Post on Remembrance Day in Bright.



if I had seen a little boy running around. “I told him I’d been mowing lawns and he said that’s how he lost the boy. He said he’d looked in my house and the boy wasn’t there, and told me I should keep my doors locked. “I felt sick in the stomach. “It made me very nervous for a few nights.” Nothing was stolen from Mrs Taylor’s house. Mick Guiney, from Bright Police, said another witness believed the man might be driving a white sedan, approximately 10 years old, and possibly with NSW number plates. He said the incidents had occurred in older parts of town around Delany Avenue, Hawthorn Lane and Mountbatten Avenue. “It’s a warning for people to keep their houses locked when they’re not inside,” he said. “Just because you’re in the garden doesn’t mean your house is safe.”

Oaks Day celebrations

Melbourne Cup day celebrations spilled over into Oaks Day on Thursday, with a fundraiser for the ladies at Our Lady of the Snows Church. Jenny Telford and Donna Allen dressed for the occasion. More pictures inside.

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