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Meeniyan men secure shed »

Meeniyan Men’s Shed: at their new venue, the former Scout hall at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, members of Meeniyan and District RSL Men’s Shed from left, Neville Meikle, Mick Scott and Phil Zukovskis, all of Meeniyan, Lindsay Harrison of Dumbalk, Doug Kuhne, Kevin Robinson, Graham Roberts and Peter Hill, all of Meeniyan, David Gillett of Dumbalk, and Dudley Harrison, John Hattam and Reg Hannay, all of Meeniyan.

11:23 am | MEMBERS of Meeniyan and District RSL Men’s Shed are thrilled to have secured a venue for their activities. Their “shed” is the former Scout hall at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve. “We’re not settled…

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People wanted for Leongatha’s Community Garden »

Growing a treat: Yooralla is already harvesting crops from its plot in Leongatha’s first Community Garden. From left: Jamie Lee, Yooralla’s Jenny Rogers and Vanessa Holness, Jess Hill, CCG’s Joanne Knox and Stephanie Murdoch.

11:39 am | THE finishing touches are being made to Leongatha’s first Community Garden with the call out for interested community members…

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Leongatha remembers fallen heroes »

Remembrance Day: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, Leongatha RSL president Peter Carruthers, Leongatha RSL secretary Noel Laing and Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks outside Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Remembrance Day.

11:34 am | LEONGATHA remembered the fallen at an 11am service outside Memorial Hall on Remembrance Day. Leongatha RSL president Peter Carruthers…

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A club for shutterbugs »

Good shot: Foster Photography Club president Harry Forrester said new members are always welcome.

11:32 am | THE Foster Photography Club draws members from Yarram to Korumburra and Mirboo North to Sandy Point and all places…

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Joan wins champion rose »

Rose show winners: from left, rose show prize winners Thelma Arnup of Outtrim, Joan Michael of Leongatha and Fran Grylls of Welshpool with their winning blooms.

11:31 am | ROSES and their wonderful scent filled Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday. Growers and admirers of the blooms…

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Information evening well supported »

11:41 am | A LARGE turnout of prospective cast and crew turned out on Sunday evening to hear about upcoming Leongatha Lyric Theatre show Gypsy. Lyric president Glenda Smith, who introduced the speakers, was delighted with the turnout. Those attending included a number of current and new faces to the theatre scene, with auditions to be held this…

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Seeking information: from left, Louise Adkins with her daughter, Lyric president Glenda Smith, Ann Hemming, and Lindy Waldron discuss the show.

Knowledge fest at Phillip Island »

11:54 am | KNOWLEDGE is power and there’s lots to learn at THIS weekend’s Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo! The inaugural expo, to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit this Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, will feature speakers from Landcare, the Bass Coast Shire and Phillip Island Nature Park Reserve in the seminar…

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Opportunities: turning you plot into productive land will be a key focus of the Phillip Island Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo.

Meeniyan men secure shed »

11:23 am | MEMBERS of Meeniyan and District RSL Men’s Shed are thrilled to have secured a venue for their activities. Their “shed” is the former Scout hall at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve. “We’re not settled in yet but I know we have definitely got it,” Kevin Robinson of Meeniyan said. “Things are starting to roll now.” The…

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Meeniyan Men’s Shed: at their new venue, the former Scout hall at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, members of Meeniyan and District RSL Men’s Shed from left, Neville Meikle, Mick Scott and Phil Zukovskis, all of Meeniyan, Lindsay Harrison of Dumbalk, Doug Kuhne, Kevin Robinson, Graham Roberts and Peter Hill, all of Meeniyan, David Gillett of Dumbalk, and Dudley Harrison, John Hattam and Reg Hannay, all of Meeniyan.

The racing hots up »

12:10 pm | IT was a busy weekend for Leongatha Cycling Club members beginning on Friday night with track racing for 17 starters on a cool and breezy night. This was followed by the Bass Coast Challenge charity bike ride at Inverloch on Saturday for some whilst our top juniors were battling it out over Saturday and Sunday…

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Velodrome action: the re-handicap event saw a win to Jack Allen (45) from a fast finishing Oliver Mclean (Scr). Kaleb Jans (30) also finished well to grab third place.

Rural News

Opportunities: turning you plot into productive land will be a key focus of the Phillip Island Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo.

Knowledge fest at Phillip Island »

11:54 am | KNOWLEDGE is power and there’s lots to learn at THIS weekend’s Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo! The inaugural expo, to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit this…

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Farmers welcome funding to fight rabbits »

Fluffy fight: funding will help farmers work together to target rabbits to deliver more effective and efficient action.

11:50 am | FARMERS have welcomed a $300,000 funding commitment from the state government and Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre to help farmers fight rabbits.…

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Help for mangy wombats »

New method: treating mangy wombats is important to help stop the spread of the mite. A new method has been developed, called the burrow flap method, which means close contact with the animals is not required.

11:43 am | MANGE Management was set up in January 2012 as a not for profit organisation to treat wombats suffering from an infestation of…

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Business

First birthday for Leongatha Holden »

Come on down: Russell Hemming is urging people to come and take a look at the “Main Event Mega Sale” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

11:29 am | “LOTS of cars are driving around with our number plates,” sales manager Russell Hemming said as he reflected on the first year…

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Emporium opens »

Up and running: proprietor of the Buffalo Emporium Anthony Thornton decided to open the shop after years of attending the Camberwell Market gave him an interest in all things weird and wonderful.

08:57 am | THE Buffalo Emporium opened on Saturday, without the Buffalo community garage sale. While the weather did not cooperate for the garage sale,…

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Health benefits: Mel Hibbins, Veronica Jamison and Paul Greenhalgh at the Bass Coast Regional Health AGM last Thursday night.

Health service looks ahead »

12:08 pm | BASS Coast Regional Health, now known as Bass Coast Health (BCH) held its annual general meeting last Thursday night. Board of management chair, Jeff Bennett said the future of the…

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