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Art refuses to stay still

TOORA seems to be one of those towns that attracts creative people. The Toora Village Studio Gallery and the Toora Village Artist Collective are proof of that. Collective member Pam Donnellan was attracted first to Mount Best in 2008 and now with her partner, Robert Haydon who is also an artist, lives in Toora. “As […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Come laugh with Col

COL Elliott promises plenty of new material and surprises for his show at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Friday, July 4. But the Australian comedy icon will not promise to be politically correct. “It’s all true blue Aussies humour at its best,” he said. Promoting both the recent re-release of the double CD set COL-FESSIONS, […]

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MDU and Meeniyan shine

WHEN the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club president, Adrian Coulter, arrived at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve at 7.30am Saturday, there were already 25 cars parked around the oval. They had in fact been parked overnight to ensure the best positions for the game featuring two of the AFL’s most famous players, Alan Didak and […]

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Bound for the USA

IN Year 10 Jesse Peters wore to school a Philadelphia Eagles top with the name of NFL team player Peters emblazoned across its back. In class his Mirboo North Secondary College English teacher, Wes Palmer, a fan of NFL remarked on the top and his student replied that if he had a choice he would […]

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Inverloch SLC celebrates season

INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club held its annual presentation night and acknowledged and celebrated the efforts of its 195 volunteer patrol members and recognised those who have excelled. Patroller of the Year was awarded to Zoe Younger who was joint Junior Club Captain for the season and won the Vela Nine Patroller of the Month […]

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Young eventers star at Melbourne

LOCAL riders Adeline Collins and Molly Barry have recently returned from the Melbourne International Horse Trials with fantastic results. It is one of the biggest events on the Australian eventing calendar and was held at Werribee Park Equestrian Centre on June 7 to 9. Both girls competed in the CCIJ* competition. It was Adeline’s first […]

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Opening season hopes rise

WITH current milk prices at relatively high levels and the end of the season fast approaching, speculation regarding the new season opening milk price has begun. Burra Foods general manager (commercial) Dale O’Neill, said current milk intake is in line with earlier forecasts and when compared to last year, volumes are up considerably, particularly in […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Damian helps farming survive

FINDING a way to assist new entrants enter the agricultural industry was the focus of Dumbalk dairy farmer Damian Murphy’s recent study. In April 2013 he finished his report, Young Farmer Finance Schemes after receiving a Nuffield scholarship sponsored by the Gardiner Foundation. “I was able to travel overseas to see what the rest of […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sign of the times

THE remaining Koonwarra swan sign has been relocated into the township, after its partner went missing late last year. The iconic black swan sign welcoming visitors to Koonwarra from the Leongatha direction is yet to be located and is presumed stolen. Koonwarra locals Col Stockdale, Ken Caithness and Harry Forrester decided to get the missing […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Treasure in them hills

IT’S called the Bonito Treasure, the plunder of Benito “Bloody Sword” Bonito, and word is it is hidden in the hills around Mount Best on the banks of the Franklin River. Leongatha resident Ray Debenham first heard about the treasure as a young man. “In 1954, it was documented a very poor man conned someone […]

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