THE Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, which turns 50 this year, celebrated the occasion last week with a night to thank volunteers. The first greens went down in 1963 and the club boasted 113 full and 109 associate members. Just two years later the clubhouse was up and running, but it took another 33 years before women were able to become full members with voting rights.

THE Prince family from Shelshaw Street in Melville is wondering what hoodlums have against concrete animals. The Princes have had a horse and deer adorning their front yard for 10 years, but a couple of weeks ago someone went past and smashed them to pieces. If you’ve got any information that can help identify the pony-haters, give the Chook a call on 9430 7727 and we’ll let the Princes know. You can also log onto our interactive website and leave an anonymous tip.

POLICE crash investigators (fresh from juggling shifting offices and solving crimes after removalists turned up late) are looking for witnesses to a crash between an 83-year-old cyclist and a 44-year-old bloke in a ute on Liddelow Road, Banjup, on Thursday March 14 at 6.10am. There’s a bit of a discrepancy between stories and police believe there were witnesses, including someone who stopped to help lift the injured man into the ute to be taken to hospital. The Chook has been told that while the elderly man’s injuries weren’t immediately life-threatening, his mobility has been affected to the point his prospects aren’t great now. Anyone with info can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

ENTRIES have opened for the Fremantle International Portraiture Prize. The inaugural event last year was a resounding success, pulling in more 696 entries from around the world and garnering praise for the standard of photography and organisation. Run by a committee of volunteers, this year’s event will be held in August, with an exhibition of the top entries at the Moores Building art gallery. For more details (or to enter your great snap) log onto

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