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West Coast Eagles captain Luke Shuey.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagles captain Luke Shuey. Credit: Will Russell/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images, Will Russell/AFL Photos

In this week’s Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, the Premier made a trip to Manjimup to discuss the impact of the State Government’s decision to end native logging, a much-loved music festival brought Bridgetown to life at the weekend and a Manjimup woman celebrating her 100th birthday has one thing at the top of her wish list.

Premier in town over native logging call

Mark McGowan has made his first trip to the Lower South West after his controversial call to ban native logging in WA.

The Premier met timber representatives and local government officials to discuss the impact the decision will have on Manjimup and its surrounding towns, which would be most impacted.

It comes after Manjimup Shire president Paul Omodei wrote to Mr McGowan in October, saying he needed to make the trek south to address the concerns of the region.

Rosy glow as blues rock country town

One of the most popular music festivals in the lower South West rocked the region once again at the weekend.

The 29th annual Blues at Bridgetown festival featured a sizzling line-up of blues, roots, rock and folk acts which lit up the town from Friday to Sunday.

The festival committee said they sold more tickets this year than in the past 10 years, with between 8000 and 10,000 people estimated to be in attendance on the Saturday.

Shuey’s on 100th wish list

A die-hard West Coast Eagles fan who blew the candles out on her 100th birthday recently has just one wish for her milestone centenary — to meet her favourite player Luke Shuey.

Filomena Hodgkin, a resident at Baptistcare Moonya, received a card from the Queen and held a party at the facility for the big event.

Despite receiving royal recognition, the number one highlight for Mrs Hodgkin was the birthday card she got from her favourite footy club, the West Coast Eagles.

Baptistcare lifestyle co-ordinator Angelina Reeve said Mrs Hodgkin loved her milestone celebration which was shared with family and friends, but only one thing would have made it better.

“The only thing that could have topped her birthday festivities would have been a visit from her favourite West Coast player, Luke Shuey,” she said.

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