CHILDHOOD memories can be painful.
Just ask Health Minister Jill Hennessy who revealed at a public event on 31 March that she’d endured tearful visits to Dandenong Market.
And the source of her misery? She was begging to visit the doughnut truck which, of course, would cover most of the healthy food groups, one would think.
WHICH local politician went strolling in parkland only to come across an apparently abandoned drug stash?
About five kilos of cannabis in a calico bag was found tucked under a tree in a popular Dandenong park.
The pollie tells us they did the responsible thing and deposited every bud, leaf and stem at the local police station.
After a degree of interrogation from the police, the pollie declared their innocence and then supposed that nine out of 10 people would have probably thrown the stash in the rubbish.
The police officer flatly replied that nine out of 10 would have kept it for smoking.
DANDENONG Journal is set to be in the national TV spotlight in coming days.
Channel 10’s The Project visited the Journal offices to peruse archive stories and interview a reporter on the Westall Primary School UFO mystery, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on 6 April.
We’re told The Project will screen its story on 5 April, and stablemate Studio 10 will also mark the event the following day.
HARMONY Day took on extra meaning at Keysborough’s Mt Hira College.
On Friday 18 March, the school marked the day with an assembly and announced that it would donate $5000 pledge for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
“Our college has been collecting for the past few weeks and on Good Friday we will be taking a few students down to Etihad Stadium to present the cheque on live television,” principal Sareh Salarzadeh said.