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The police and SES are searching along the Maribyrnong River. Photo: Penny Stephens Police have released photos of a handbag and purse like Karen Ristevski’s in case someone finds them. Photo: Supplied
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Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah. Photo: Supplied

Karen Ristevski’s daughter Sarah, and husband Borce have appealed for help. Photo: Penny Stephens

The police and SES are searching Avondale Heights and along the Maribyrnong River for missing woman Karen Ristevski. Photo: Penny Stephens

Police suspect Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski may have been murdered, but her family is clinging to hope she will be found.

The 47-year-old was last seen on June 29. Her husband, Borce Ristevski, is believed to have told police the couple had an argument over financial issues and that Ms Ristevski left their Avondale Heights home for a walk to “clear her head”.

Mr Ristevski, who was questioned by police and released without charge, was asked by a Channel 7 reporter in a press conference on Thursday if he had killed his wife.

Mr Ristevski, arm-in-arm with his wife’s visibly distressed 21-year-old daughter, Sarah, did not answer. Ms Ristevski’s aunt Patricia interjected, saying Mr Ristevski was too distressed to speak.

“That’s really not appropriate at the moment … honestly, I have to say, that is really inappropriate …This is about Karen. This is not about anything else; this is about finding Karen,” she said.

The family then left the press conference.

Before the exchange, which occurred near the banks of the Maribyrnong River where police are searching, Patricia pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

“We’re hoping that today we will find something that will lead us to Karen,” she said.

“We have nothing, so if you have something that you know, something that you have seen, you’ve heard something, someone has spoken to you about something, anything, please, we’re asking you to help us.

“It’s not possible for someone to just disappear; it’s not Karen, Karen would not leave us.”

She described the past 15 days as a “nightmare”, and said she didn’t know who would want to cause any harm to her niece.

“If that was the case, we would already know something about that, it would be an ongoing thing,” she said.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers searched a 60-hectare area between Canning Reserve, off Canning Street, and Afton Street, which runs along the Maribyrnong River.

The family home, which backs onto the river, sits in between.

Investigators are looking at expanding the search area on Friday.

Inspector Stephen Dennis said police had “grave concerns” for Ms Ristevski’s welfare, with her phone still off and her bank account untouched.

He said she was last seen at her home.

“We can’t say what route she may have taken from the house, so it’s still up in the air for us at this stage,” he said.

Inspector Dennis said Ms Ristevski may have had a gold-coloured Coach handbag and purse with her. Earlier, police released a photo of the items in the hope someone may come across them. \n”,colour:”orange”, title:””, maxWidth:200, open:0}] ); myMap.AddTexts( [{lat:-37.76237, lon:144.87452, title:”SEARCH AREA”, className:”MarkerTitle”}] ); myMap.AddAreas( [{polylines: [{colour:”#880000″, opacity:0.7, weight:2, points:”jwoeFqnfsZ_PhRa]_N_P}[email protected]@{[email protected]@[email protected]{RbAdI”}], colour:”#ff9900″, opacity:0.8}] );}if (!window.gmapsLoaders) window.gmapsLoaders = [];window.gmapsLoaders.push(CreateGMapgmap201661484123);window.gmapsAutoload=true;window.gmapsGeometry=true;/*]]>*/]]>

Ms Ristevski ran formal-wear shop Bella Bleu in Taylors Lakes, which she owned with her husband.

Her daughter made an emotional plea for help to find her mother last week.

Sarah told radio station 3AW she had reached out to her mother’s friends on Facebook, but to no avail.

“There are no leads at all, no sightings, nothing,” she said.

“I’ve logged on to her Facebook and contacted all of her friends. No one has seen her.”

Ms Ristevski is described as 160 centimetres tall, with a slim build and shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Anyone who may have seen Ms Ristevski is urged to contact triple zero, while anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to 梧桐夜网crimestoppersvic南京夜网419论坛.

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Working together

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THREE Eastern Eyre councils are working together to look at opportunities to combine more services but retain their own identities.
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Representatives from the Kimba, Cleve and Franklin met at Kimba recently todiscuss further options for shared services with a “positive outcome achieved,”Kimba District Councilchief executive officer Daryl Cearns said.

Cleve District Councilchief executive Peter Arnold said theaim of the meeting was shared services,reviewing what the councils were doing and what future opportunities there may be.

Mr Arnold said thethreecouncils alreadyworked together with combinedservices suchrubbish collection, developmentand environmental health officers,with lines of communication open betweenworks managers.

“The three councils currently share kerbside waste collection, street sweeping, a development officer, an environmental health officer, and jointly own a bitumen sprayer,” he said.

Mr Cearns said working together would enhance options for the councils while maintaining each area’s identity, and send a message that small councils couldwork together without the need to have fewer councils on Eyre Peninsula.

“We want each council to maintain their separate identities but feel that there could be other areas in administration and works that we can work together.This (meeting) is a start.”

Mr Arnold said the meeting was timely with amendments to the Local Government Act and other State Government legislation’s impactingon local government including “significant changes” in the development/planning processes and local nuisance monitoring in the next 12 to 18 months.

Mr Cearns said the Kimba council was“passionate” about looking into future shared services.

Franklin Harbour District Council’s chief executive Chris Smith said historically the three councils had worked together, but,despite having a common Health Advisory Council, the councils were at differingstages when it cameto doctors.

“Our current doctor is on sick leave so we are without a full time regular at the moment,” he said.“He is currently looking at his options which may include bringing in an additional doctor.

“Council has stated we will work with him to ensure that our town has its own doctor.”

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Marshall brings grassroots focus

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GRASSROOTS: Mayoral candidate Joanne Marshall is keen to bring a grassroots focus to local government.Former councillor Joanne Marshall believes she can bring a unique focus to the role of Mayor if elected.
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Mrs Marshall acknowledged that the ‘state of play’ in Whyalla has changed due to the Arrium crisis, but said the everyday concerns of ratepayers should be a major focus of the Whyalla City Council.

“The council plays an important role at that grassroots level, it can obviously lobby government and industries but it can’t forget the basic reasons why it’s in place as well,” she said.

“It still provides those community services which help us with our everyday life, we can’t lose sight of that, that’s very important.”

“I’m calling on ratepayers and the community to let me know what their everyday concerns are, it’s interesting because the range of issues people have are very diverse.”

Mrs Marshall said while Arrium’s struggles had taken centre stage in Whyalla, attending to the community’s smaller issues was still important.

“Yes it’s important that we advocate to keep our steelworks and our mining industry absolutely, but for me it’s always been about sustainability,” she said.

“We don’t want a boom and bust cycle which will oftenleave you with a crisis, we want to grow our population,employment andhealth services, so we need to bring more family into town.”

“It’s something which has been overshadowed because there’s a major crisis happening, but you have to plan for the future with a potentially reduced population and what kind ofimpact that will have.”

Mrs Marshall said she understoodthe need for council’s recent rate increase of 1.9 per cent but suggested they should consider cutting expenditure.

“Lets look at how we can lessen than expenditure, having been in business I have hadto cut to the bone in order to be solvent,” she said.

“People are in pain, ifthere some way that we can halt a raterisewe should be looking at that for the next financial year.”

“We need to go through everything with a fine tooth comb and look at where we can make some savings.”

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Sound system shot

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An eventful day at the Bathurst Rifle Range last Saturday with maintenance on the communication towers delaying the shoot,causing the last few competitors to battle failing light.
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To add to the problems a large mob, upwards of 60 kangaroos, undeterred by the gunshots, invaded the range mid shoot, asmakingtheir way towards the race track.

Shooting was good,some personal bests achieved.Darren Crimstona personal best scored49.05, to win the B grade Cock of the Walk.

Some similar scores seen, separated only by centre bull’s eyes, which included Dennis Lavelle, Gordon Shepherd and Ron Gibson.

Visitors Luke Harris (Hornsby) and Terry Howell (Gosford) performed brilliantly in the F class discipline with second stage scores of 60.6 and 60.7 respectively.

Howell finished with 119.9/120 to win the F class honours. Grahame Willis with 116.7 lead in locals,after a hectic stint of coaching and organizing the days’ activities.

Terry Howell and Brendan Robertson both from Bathurst and both of whom have had firearms experience, but not in the field of target shooting, performed very well in their first appearances on the mound.Their scores of 113.4 and 110.2 were very competitive.

Other news, Graeme Bright and Ben Wrighthad some success recently, Wright winning two stages at the NRAA National Championships in Brisbane in the F class B grade division and Bright winning and placing in western area competitions.

Bright also competed in the MDRA Champion of Champions and teams events in Sydney representing the Blue Mountains DRA and the winning country team in the country versus city match.

Next Saturday will be the 500 yard range of the J Sibera Trophy

Scores: R Gibson TRB 90.13 (12) 100; G P Willis FSA 116.7 (4 ¼) 100; D Crimston TRB 92.06 (5 ¾) 97 ¾; D Lavelle TRB 92.04 (5 ¼) 97 ¼; J Coghill TRB 84.05 (12) 96; G Shepherd TRA 92.03 (3 ¾) 95 ¾; T Howell FSA (Gosford) 119.9; C Howell FSB 113.4; L Harris (Hornsby) FSB 112.8; B Robertson FSB 110.2; A Smith FSB 55.0; C Mills FSB 42.2

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Sharing its soccer skills in September

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Celtic is home for Socceroo Tommy Rogic.
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In partnership with Mid North Coast Football the world famous Celtic FC International Soccer Academy iscoming to the Mid North Coast.

Celtic FC is the home of world famous coach Brendan Rogers and our own Socceroo Tommy Rogic.

Celtic FC International Academy usually run these camps in the United States, Canada, south America and Europe.

As a result of a lot of organisation, Celtic Academy coaches will travel to Australia and have included Taree as part of a two week regional tour of NSW and Canberra.

The world famous Celtic Football Club issending coaches from theiracademy to deliver training sessions based around the ‘Celtic Way’ in coaching young soccer players from Taree and surrounding towns and clubs.

The camps are for boys and girls of all ages and abilities designed so that players attending will experience what it is like to be coached in the methods of Celtic Football Club.

The coaching will be focused on technical development which includes:The Celtic turns,all master, receiving the ball,1 v 1 (attacking and defending), passing and moving, awareness and control, finishing, small sided games and youth team football problem tactics.

Session one will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 9-10am for children aged from five to seven years for a cost of $15 each.

Session two will begin from 10.30am and extend to 3pm for advanced seven-year old players to 18-year-old, and the costis $60 per player.

To registercontact technical director, Mid North Coast Football, Larry Budge 0414 392 703 [email protected]南京夜网.

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Families feeling the cold

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File shotTHE cold snap that has gripped Araratin recent weeksis placing enormous pressure on the city’s emergency relief services.
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Demand for food, clothing and blankets among both struggling families and the homelesshas risen as temperatures drop to near-freezing levels.

Support services have received reports of up to four families without accommodation forced to live from their cars at a recreational reserve on the outskirts of town.

Ararat Emergency Relief Committee president Howard Hutchison said winter was an especially difficult time of year for people who did not have the financial means to support themselves.

Howard Hutchison

He said his church alone was helping about 26 families a week try to stave off the dual ravages of hunger and the cold.

“There has been an increase in demand for assistance,” he said. “We had a good supply of doonas until recently but there’s been great demand for them.”

The Ararat Emergency Relief Committee comprises representatives from the Uniting Church, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Church of Christ and Anglican Church.

It receives some government funding to carry out its work but also relies heavily on the goodwill of volunteers and donations from the community.

Mr Hutchison said a lack of steady jobs combined with the ever-rising cost of living had contributed to the number of local families battling this winter.

“One of the reasons that demand has increased is because of the power bills,” he said. “A few families had to pay their power bills and then couldn’t afford to pay for food.”

A dearth of short-term crisis accommodation in Ararat is another problem hindering the committee’sefforts to get people back on their feet.

Mr Hutchison said it was an issue that needed to be addressed, particularly due to a surge in demand from domestic violence victims.

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Do you want your pic on television?

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Are you one of Port Augusta’s best photographers? Youhave the chance to have your work on local TV thanks to the Port Augusta Council.
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ThePort AugustaCouncil is inviting anyone with good scenery images taken in the Port Augusta Council area to submit them for consideration for use in theirtelevision calendar of events weekly promotions.

The Calendar of Events runs on TV two days each week and the Port Augusta Councilis seeking images that can be used as a weekly feature.

Any photo used will be credited withthe name of the photographer and will also feature the image on thePort AugustaCouncil’sFacebook page.

The photo must be taken in the Port Augusta Council Area, including Blanche Harbor,Miranda Holiday Homes, and Stirling North.

The photo is to be of scenery such assunsets, landscapes andevents.

If the photo does contain people they need to be non-distinguishable.

When submitting a photo your name, contact number and a description of where the image was taken must be included.

The image needs to be in landscape format and adhere to the following rules.

Image format: jpg/jpeg/tiff or pngResolution: 1280×720 or 1920x1080It’s also important to rememberyou are giving permission for Council to use the image in its other publications including its Annual Report, Facebook page andits website.To submit an entry, send it [email protected]论坛or use theOnline Submission Form.For inquiries, contact Council’s Events Officer Brooke Mundy on 86419100.

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Trading in tradie life

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NEW VENTURE: Jason Stephenson at his Boston Bay Smallgoods Company farm. Picture: Amanda Davenport, Flavours of South Australia.AYEARafter he madethe movefrom building to pig farming, Jason Stephenson’s pork products are in high demand by chefs at restaurants from Adelaide to Sydney.
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After 23 years in the building trade, Mr Stephenson launched apig farming and smallgoods business, farming at Boston Bay until it outgrew the property.

The familyhassince boughtmore than 1000 hectares at Rudallfor therare Berkshire and Tamworth pigs to roam free.

“A friend of mine in Coffin Bay was running a few pigs and I went over there with my family and we all had a genuinely happy time.

“It seemed the right time for a change in our lifestyle.”

He keeps 130 breeding sows and about 500 other pigs from birthto market ready and numbers will increase as demand grows.

The animalsgrazeon native vegetation and about half the property has been planted with wheat and barley for additional feed.

Mr Stephenson said he chose Berkshire and Tamworth pigs because they were known for the exceptional quality of their meat, which was in strong demand by chefs and gourmet meat suppliers.

“The fact that I’m breeding Berkshire and Tamworth pigs is a big selling point and I really want to be an ambassador for the breeds,” he said.

The animals are butchered in Port Lincoln and the smallgoods processed in Adelaide, with production running at about one tonne a week.

The early success of Boston Bay Smallgoods has been recognised byBrand South Australia and is in the running to be showcased at the Eyre Peninsula Regional Awards dinner later this year.

At the moment Mr Stephenson is still operating his construction businessJ & L Stephenson Building Contractors, but hopes to be farming full-time within 18 months once he has finished some major projects.

A farm manager is looking after the pigs in the meantime.

He said the transition from building to pig farming was not proving too hard.

“Running pigs is common sense to a point,” he said.

“It’s not rocket science and the internet is a wonderful thing.”

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Dire diabetes warning

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Epidemic: Sosene Misi needed the five toes on his left foot amputated after they became infected as a result of diabetes and gangrene. Picture: Simon BennettForthe past four yearsSosene Misi has spent most of his dayscamped on the lounge with his left foot perched up in the air,as a result of doctors orders.
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Unfortunately the 62-year-old’s story is not uncommon.

The Ruse resident isone many Australians who have needed an amputation after fallingvictim to the diabetes epidemic.

In 2012 –one year after he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes –Mr Misi had the five toes on his left foot amputated after a combination of gangrene and diabetesthreatened to infect his entire leg.

In the 12 months before his operation, swollen toes had become a regular problemfor Mr Misi.

Usually a few tablets did the trick.

But this time was different.

“I tried to put my shoes and socks on as I was gettingready for work, and I saw my toes were swollen,” he said.

“I went to the medical centre in Ingleburn and the doctorsaid you have to go to Campbelltown Hospital straight away.

“I had some tests and two hours later the doctors said I had to go to Liverpool Hospital.

“There were two doctors waiting for me and they said ‘we have to take you upstairs straight away and do the operation’.

“They said if theycouldn’t amputate mytoes Iwould lose mywhole leg.

“I was crying because my wifedropped me at Campbelltown Hospital butwe didn’t think my toeswould be amputated.

“Every time Ihad swollen toesthey just gave me tablets -but this time, no.”

Mr Misi spent the following three weeks in hospital before being discharged –about two and a half weeks longer than they average stay for a patient in hospital.

Following the operation he also received regular visits from health professionals to help change his bandages, and still requires monthly check-ups.

He also required two-daily injections.

It wasan expensive lesson for Mr Misi, who said he was unaware of diseases such a diabetes and cancer, while growing up in Samoa.

That’s why more funding for educationand preventionwas a must, the head ofCampbelltown Hospital’sEndocrinology Unit, Dr David Simmons said.

“It’s a small investment in comparison to four years off work, three weeks in hospitaland repeated attendancesin clinics,” he said.

“Diabetes is stopping people from working and costing hospitals a lot (of money).

“(Mr) Misididn’t know much about diabetes so he needed education andthis is what we need to make sure is in place.

“We need to give people the tools and knowledgetofind a way to support them.

“Isn’t it better to prevent the problem?”

The Ruse local’s condition has gradually improved and last week he began to walk an hour a day as part of an exercise regime.

He is also hopeful of returning to work next year.

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4300 jobs gone as labour force plummets

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Tasmania has now lost 4300 jobs since September and 15 Tasmanians a day are quitting the labour force.
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Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon described the latest numbers as alarming.

“The Liberals’ one-line slogans are clearly not working,” Mr Bacon said.

“We need a government that is prepared to implement real change to encourage employment growth.”

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon.

The dire numbers were in Australian Bureau of Statistics trend terms data showing the unemployment rate unchanged in June at 6.5 per cent, while total employment was unchanged at 237,100 since May.

However, that total was 4300 jobs down on September.

A month earlier, the ABS estimated 3900 jobs had gone since September.

It revised total May employment down by 100.

Its measure of the labour force (employed people plus those formally recognised as unemployed) showed a decline of 4100 people (about15 per day) since September.

That would include people retiring -potentially including a wave of retiring Baby Boomers -plus those quitting the formal hunt for work.

The figures showed 2800jobs held by males had gone since September, and1400 jobs held by females.

Full-time employment was down by 1000 to 155,300.

The participation rate (people in work or looking) was flat in June at 59.7 per cent, but 1.3 per cent down since August.

Acting Treasurer Rene Hidding said: “Tasmania’s unemployment rate remains steady at 6.5 per cent; a full 1per cent lower than it was at the election, and nearly 2per cent lower than the 8.4 per cent peak reached under Labor and the Greens.”

“More than 2000 jobs have been created since the election …”

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