Local News 10th May 2017

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Local News 10th May 2017

The Federal Governments new school funding package is set to put some much needed funds into education around Sunraysia with Mildura's St Joseph’s college one of the big winners.

Under the new Gonski 2 point o model the government will boost school funding 17.5 billion to 30.6 billion over 10 years.

They've launched a new online calculator that allows parents and families to see how funding changes will affect their schools the Sunraysia daily report the calculator shows St Josephs will receive the biggest amount of immediate funding out of local schools with its share increasing to 406 thousand over the next 12 months.

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Local police are appealing to the public to help locate a Mildura man wanted on warrant for attempted Robbery.

20 year old Yarran Morgan is described as 174 cm tall, with a thin build, dark hair and an olive complexion a photo has been released online.

It's believed he frequents the Mildura and Buronga areas.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is urged to call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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A few nervous students across Sunraysia this morning as we head into the second day of NAPLAN testing across the country.

Students from years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will take part in the annual National Assessment Program but it won't be done online like organisers planned Victoria and 4 other States dumping the trial early last month.

Amanda Gordon from the Psychological Society is reminding children it's not about their own ability but how their schools can improve.

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And today is Wear Orange Wednesday locals encouraged to don the bright colour in recognition of our local SES volunteers and their dedication to the vital service.

The National day is part of the big National Volunteer Week Celebrations and Sunraysia residents are urged to get involved.

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Making local sport: 

Irymple player Ryan Dowdy will learn his fate tonight when he fronts the SFNL independent tribunal to defend a striking charge from the weekend game against Irymple.

He's been reported for intentionally striking Ouyen's Ben Mole during the last quarter of Saturdays Match.

Irymple chose not to take the two-week set penalty so Dowdy's case can be heard.

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