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Cathy cares for dying

TERMINAL illness can be a confronting and difficult time for patients and their loved ones. There is no hospice in South Gippsland where people can go to be cared for in their final months, weeks and days, but there is a service that offers succour and comfort to those who want it. South Gippsland Palliative […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Missing millions

LEONGATHA Secondary College will fall $3m to $4m short of what it needs to complete building works at the education precinct site, principal Brett Windsor said. The school made an impassioned plea to Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Education Minister Martin Dixon for the cash when the pair paid a recent visit. But no money […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Copping it sweet

FORMER Leongatha Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol sergeant Jim Baum said his decades in the force had been a “blessing”. Jim, who will retire in the coming weeks, has spent 37 years on the beat, with 10 years at Leongatha Police and a further 10 at the Bass Coast Highway Patrol. He was keen […]

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Singing sensation at Newhaven

THE Voice star and former Newhaven College student Nick Kingswell, who recently performed in Ricky Martin’s team, was a surprise performer today (Friday) at the school’s special Foundation Day Assembly on Phillip Island and the students loved it! See more in The Star on Tuesday.

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Great opportunities ahead

OVER the next 30 years there will be an unprecedented demand for food, fuelled by rapid world population growth. There is a huge opportunity for Australia to supply more food and especially more protein to the world. It is estimated that by 2050 the world will need 80 per cent more food than today. Most […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

A parade to remember

IT’S a parade like no other and arguably the best part of the Mirboo North Arty Gras weekend. With just about everyone involved, the conga line of community members that snaked its way through Mirboo North’s main thoroughfare on Saturday was something to see. Mirboo North is a town that oozes ‘community’, from the smallest […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

The Wizard awaits

WIZARD of OZ director Peter McAlpine said the girl chosen to play Dorothy, Olivia Winchcombe, was new to the theatre. But the 12 year old has boundless talent. “We had call backs for Dorothy, but she just had something. She was the first to audition and the first name I wrote down,” Peter said. “We […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Young actors surprise

  THEY came, they saw, they danced. And just as quickly the cast of 13 was gone. The Saturday morning flash mob performance outside Leongatha’s Memorial Hall saw a cast of young performers dancing and singing their way through the signature tunes from the musical. Stunned shoppers stood and stared. But few stayed still for […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Hospital something to see

THE Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and The Star were invited on a special guided tour through Leongatha Memorial Hospital recently. The building, as it currently stands, is largely incomplete – a tangle of wires, frames and open spaces. But soon enough the flesh will go on and the essential innards – staff, machines and patients […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Top role for ’Burra

KORUMBURRA has an excellent future as a high quality aged care hub. With the Baby Boomer generation demanding a much broader range of services for its twilight years, Korumburra could set itself up to provide for those needs. A training facility for aged care workers could be part of that picture. McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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