Wudinna correspondent says farewell

FAREWELL: West Coast Sentinel correspondent Jean Spence has said goodbye to her position after a number of years covering the Wudinna district. Picture: Supplied

FAREWELL: West Coast Sentinel correspondent Jean Spence has said goodbye to her position after a number of years covering the Wudinna district. Picture: Supplied

The West Coast Sentinel's Wudinna correspondent Jean Spence has stepped down from her position after a number of years with the newspaper.

Having covered news items, community events and sport, and taken photographs in the Wudinna region, Ms Spence said it was the right moment to step away.

She has been involved with the newspaper in her own right for the past five years, however the Spence name precedes that date as Jean used to work in tandem with her late husband Terry.

She said Terry once organised to put something in the newspaper for the local Lions club and was asked to be the Wudinna correspondent.

"I can't remember exactly how many years I did it with Terry, but it was a while," she said.

"Over the years we worked together, taking pictures or writing up for various meetings we attended - we had different interests so attended different meetings.

"We always viewed this as a way we could serve our district."

She said being involved with the newspaper was a great way to remain informed about what was happening in the district, and one visitor stuck out in particular.

"I enjoyed interacting with people, and getting involved with what's going on in the community," she said.

"We met up with people coming through town, there were some interesting meetings during that time, but the Governor (Hieu Van Le) was great."

Ms Spence said she was looking forward to continuing with her senior citizens and Country Women's Association meetings, while also using her spare time wisely.

"I would like to do more craftwork, and more gardening around the house."

Everybody involved with the West Coast Sentinel would like to thank Jean for her time with the newspaper.

Community reports from the Wudinna region can be sent through to luca.cetta@fairfaxmedia.com.au