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Mallee Border Health Centre

Di Thornton, Nurse Practitioner, is available by appointment on Tuesdays in Underbool.

Appointments can be made by calling 0885778065 or mobile 0448522703 or at



Underbool Progress Group Inc.

The Underbool Progress Group will be holding a Special Resolution General Meeting on Tuesday 30th November at the Underbool / Linga Hall at 7.00pm.  This short and focused meeting has been called to address the resignation and transfer of roles of both the recently elected President and Vice President. A motion will be put forward to all fully paid members of the Underbool Progress Group to vote on. This motion will require a For or Against response to the motion presented. The motion being presented is as follows - To elect Joan Willsmore into the Position of the President and to elect Lee Brown into the Position of Vice President.


Underbool CFA Fire Truck Roster

Please remember to sign the attendance sheet at the station and to take your mobile phone with you.

The truck can be taken out any day during your rostered week.

Please remember to check the fuel level and organise to fill it if required. We cannot turn out to fires if there is no fuel in the truck.

If you are unable to take the truck out, please contact the Committee Member responsible for your month.

November 2021 – 3rd Lieut Steven Donnellan

7/11     Callum Winslow

14/11   Terry Kilpatrick

21/11   David Boseley

28/11   Jason Elliott


Pink Lakes Pantry Change to Weekend & Public Holiday Opening Hours

Due to the uncertain time of the weekend paper deliveries, we have decided to change the opening hours on weekends and Public Holidays as follows  9.30am – 10.30am

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Old Mallee League Football Jumpers.

I have a person who wants to document and photograph the old Mallee League Football jumpers. I am after the old Underbool black and white, Maroon and gold V Walpeup and Centrals, Blue with white sash Ouyen, black and red vertical stripes, Tiega, red and a white V. Tempy, green with a gold V. I am only after a loan so that he can photograph and they will be returned A.S.A.P.

Chris Brown 0428946235


Underbool Progress Group is applying for a MRCC grant for Christmas this year, so they are asking for any Christmas/festive ideas for this festive season.

If you have any ideas please send them to Bev Cummings ‎ ASAP

Thank you Underbool Progress Group.


News from MTHCS

 Aged Care Visits:

From 6pm on Friday 29th October, the Statewide restrictions mean that visitors to Aged Care are again permitted.  We will no doubt have many, many people who are keen to reconnect in person with their family members. Our key advice going out to community this weekend and ongoing will be for anyone wanting to visit residents to please continue to call ahead so that we can manage density limits at our sites, and so all visits are can be carried out safely for residents and our staff.  And to please be kind to our staff as we interpret the application of the new directions at MTHCS sites.

Please also be aware that:

  • Outdoors visits are encouraged, but if this is not possible, in-room visits can occur. 
  • Vaccination is encouraged for all visitors to our aged care facilities, but at this stage vaccination is not a condition of entry. Where non-vaccinated people wish to visit residents, the visit should be outdoors if at all possible, and in-room if outdoors is not possible.
  • PPE appropriate to the location of the visit must be used.
  • All visitors must check in via the Services Victoria app, but a log of where visitors are attending on-site is also being kept.
  • Visitors should be requested to restrict their visit to one resident only per visit.

Although this is a happy time for residents and their families, it is also potentially a challenging time for staff.  Please be kind, but know that you are entitled to be treated with respect and to feel safe in your workplace at all times

Easing of restriction:  Some big changes are afoot in Victoria, as the travel restrictions for the Melbourne Metropolitan area are lifted and people can now travel freely around the State.  Of course this is wonderful news and moves us further down the track to what will be long-term “COVID-normal” – but it also increases the immediate level of risk to our community from potential new introductions of COVID-19 into Mallee Track communities.  The next few weeks will be busy, so please be extra mindful of continuing to do the things that have kept us safe right through this pandemic.  

Get the air moving

As the weather improves, one of simplest improvements we can make to our infection prevention and control measures is with good ventilation.  Where it’s possible and safe to do so, think about opening a door, windows or vents to outdoors to improve the directional airflow in businesses, vehicles’ rooms and communal areas.

Do you need help accessing or linking your digital vaccination certificate?

Ouyen Neighbourhood house might be able to help.   Ask for a step by step guide OR book an appointment Ph : 0448734669

Could you help someone in your community this Summer?

If you know someone who needs assistance planning to leave early on extreme weather days or fire risk days – especially someone living alone in an isolated high risk area – then talk to them about how you could help.

Not everyone has a local support network, so think about people in your community who may need help with their preparations.

The Red Cross Bushfires: Preparing to Leave Early plan at is a great tool to use.  MTHCS can provide copies of this document if requested.

An emergency plan will help you to know what factors you will use to decide when to leave or when to stay indoors at home. It will get you to think about where you would go and how you would get there and who will you tell where you are if you do leave your home. Also what are your back up plans and when would you return to your home.

Your plan may be go to a family, neighbors or a friend’s house. We are going to have different plans for different situations.

The key to staying healthy in the heat is to keep cool and stay hydrated.  Should you be concerned about the up and coming summer and heat wave conditions please reach out to family, friends or neighbours about your plans.  MTHCS have procedures in place to monitor vulnerable persons during heat waves so please contact us should you like MTHCS to monitor you should heat wave’s occur this summer.

Pennie Wisneske

Volunteer Coordinator



Typist next week 3rd November Tracie Corbett