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01:07 pm | PERFORMING arts in Leongatha is scaling new heights with Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s show Mary Poppins being hailed as the best ever show performed by the group following its finale on Saturday. No sooner…

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Fishy welcomes new faces »

Fresh faces: from left, Fish Creek and District Primary School students Julia Stefani, Isla Sands-Morris, Leticia Prosser and Alistair Buckland with acting principal Dale Banks.

12:45 pm | FISH Creek and District Primary School welcomed a new acting principal Dale Banks in May, a former student of…

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Weighing in for Korumburra Hospital »

Weight donation: from left, Heart Support South Gippsland treasurer John Kurrle, Loraine Chivers, director John Grenon, president Bill Ross, Korumburra Hospital acting nurse unit manager Glenis Lemasurier and occupational therapist Antoinette McHarg at the presentation of the new weighing chair last Thursday.

12:43 pm | KORUMBURRA Hospital patients will benefit from a new weighing chair, donated last week by Heart Support Australia. The South…

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Knitting for a cause »

Craft for cancer: from left members of the Clickety Click knitting and crocheting group from Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay Anda Everitt, Anne McIntyre, founder Joan Harloff, Helen Ohia, Mary Hartshorn, Liz Martin enjoy creating gifts for Peter MacCallum Cancer patients.

12:42 pm | CLICKETY Click crafters from Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay have just sent off a beautiful array of hand crafted…

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Hanging up the hard hat »

Great job: Leongatha SES Unit controller Tony Lindhard is retiring from his leadership position after holding the role for 13 years.

12:41 pm | LEONGATHA SES Unit’s trusty controller Tony Lindhard retired from the role this month after leading the group’s operations for…

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Hall full of laughs »

12:46 pm | RESIDENTS gathered for a night of fun at Meeniyan Stony Creek CFA’s annual comedy night on Friday. With all funds going to assist the fire fighting unit the town came out in full support to see a big program of comedy. “There were plenty of laughs to be had over two hours packed of comedy…

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Humorous guests: from left, Ciaran Lyons, Lawrence Mooney and Ben Darsow provided the laughs at Meeniyan Stony Creek CFA’s annual comedy night on Friday.

Beef back to the top »

12:32 pm | BEEF prices have rebounded after they slipped slightly last week as demand for good quality, finished cattle continues to increase. Last Wednesday’s prime sale at VLE Leongatha saw prices jump by up to 25 cent per kilogram with competition increasing as the sale progressed. There was a full field of buyers present, competing in a…

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Come back: Landmark livestock coordinator Eddie Hams said beef prices are staying high, driven by high demand from both the domestic and export market.

Arts centre dream »

01:07 pm | PERFORMING arts in Leongatha is scaling new heights with Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s show Mary Poppins being hailed as the best ever show performed by the group following its finale on Saturday. No sooner has the curtain come down on this blockbuster than Lyric has announced it will stage the big hit American musical, Hairspray in…

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Maffra claims the round »

12:26 pm | THE only game of Round 12 that Leongatha and Maffra ended up playing was a win for Maffra. Efforts by AFL Gippsland to reschedule the fixture by rearranging the split round at the end of the month failed and left the clubs’ Girls’ teams solely in charge of recording a win. Leongatha lost the match…

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Hot potato: Ashlie Gilliam and Keely Price converged as a Maffra opponent tried to gain control of the ball.

Rural News

Come back: Landmark livestock coordinator Eddie Hams said beef prices are staying high, driven by high demand from both the domestic and export market.

Beef back to the top »

12:32 pm | BEEF prices have rebounded after they slipped slightly last week as demand for good quality, finished cattle continues to increase. Last Wednesday’s prime sale at VLE Leongatha saw prices jump…

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Free movie for farmers »

Farmer’s film: Leongatha Secondary College students, from left, Tegan Werahiko, Jemma Sherriff, Stacey Giliam, Stadium 4 Cinema’s Amanda Norton and Keely Price promote the free movie day for farmers this Sunday.

12:28 pm | STADIUM 4 Cinema and The Great Southern Star are hosting a free screening of new film Hunt for the Wildepeople for the…

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Quality counts for Zuidemas »

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12:27 pm | YANAKIE dairy farmers Ashley and Deidre Zuidema have been recognised in the Dairy Australia milk quality awards for the sixth year in…

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Cows lack finish as prices tumble » Downpour fills dams » Sprouting new business » Spargs calls it a day » Farmers feel relief »

Business

Dekkers share knowledge »

02:51 pm | LOCAL couple Frank and Jeanne Dekker shared their rich experiences as guest speakers at the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual…

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Chamber’s new leader »

New roles: from left, treasurer Sandra Fleming, new president Brenton Williams, outgoing president Peter Watchorn, new secretary Emma Smith and guest speaker Jeanne Dekker at the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual general meeting, held at Leongatha RSL.

02:50 pm | BRENTON Williams will head the Leongatha Chamber of Industry and Commerce following his appointment at the group’s annual general meeting on Monday,…

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IGA and Lions pool farmers relief » Book selection wows in Inverloch » Burra’s crop ready to pick » Easter festival in the pipeline » Keep warm this winter »
Ready to serve: from left, Courtney Spencer, Kirstie Scott and Corinne McLure at work in Federation Training’s Wildflower Café.

Training restaurants open for business »

02:56 pm | FEDERATION Training’s three training restaurants are now open for business, having re-commenced a lunch service available to staff, students and the wider community. The training restaurants are well placed throughout…

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