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Man stable after impaled by tractor

A 34 YEAR-old man who was impaled by a tractor fork on a Numurkah dairy farm on Monday remains in a stable condition in the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Worksafe is investigating the incident, in which Edan Cockerell was impaled through the lower back by a tractor fork and flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Police believed Mr Cockerell had been trapped for an hour before his father had discovered him at around 11.30am on Monday.

Honouring police killed in line of duty

NUMURKAH policeman, First Constable Ray Denman, was shot and killed in 1964, trying to protect a woman whose boyfriend was threatening to shoot her at her Knox Street home. 

 The death highlighted the daily risks that police members take in the course of their duty.

Const Denman was remembered last Wednesday, when local police and the Blue Ribbon Foundation presented a plaque to be placed at the Numurkah Showgrounds. 

PDFNL faces big decision

THE Picola Football Netball League has less than a week to make a decision on whether it will sign an affiliation proposed by AFL Goulburn Murray.

An email was sent by AFL GM regional manager, Martin Gleeson, to the Picola league on Friday, giving the league an ultimatum to sign the agreement or face consequences. 

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