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Thailand phone scam hits local

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A 22-year-old Finley man's been placed in an induced coma after being discovered unconscious on a Finley property.

He was discovered on Thursday night near a trail bike.

It appears he hasn't sustained spinal injuries but does have bruising of the brain.


A 79-year-old Finley woman's almost lost $5 thousand after being targeted in an international phone scam.

She was rung on Friday with a Thailand-based caller able to convince the victim to give remote access to her computer before requesting she withdraw $5 thousand and transfer it to a bank account.

Quick thinking staff at the Commonwealth Bank Finley recognized the phishing attempt and stopped the transfer.


In the past two years, Mansfield's Family History Group has helped establish plaques on 178 previously unmarked graves at the Mansfield Cemetery.

Council says the installation of detailed lot numbers, names and burial dates restores dignity and respect and assists in the preservation of family history. 

The Group's Vice President Tony Riley says they've done some super sleuthing to unearth cemetery lot plans that show over 400 unmarked graves.


A photo exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance is now set up in Longwood's Community Centre.

Over 100 photographs of Victorians in the First World War are adorning the walls, showcasing the sacrifices many Australian families went through on the frontline.

Longwood Action Group's Paul Murray says the exhibition is a massive coup for the town.


Katandra's unbeaten run continues in the Haisman Shield cricket comp after they were challenged by Tatura.

Katandra managed to win by just 2 wickets, an all-round team effort seeing them sneak past a 168 run target.

Shepp United's woes continue posting just 86 runs against Numurkah, who won by 8 wickets.

Other winners were Mooroopna, Northerners and Central Park/ St Brendan's.