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Seniors’ 50 years of fun

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Club last week hosted celebrations to commemorate the club’s 50th birthday. Coffee, morning tea and a silent auction was had on Tuesday morning, May 9 at the club’s base, the Dakers Centre. “The turnout was very good and everyone seemed happy to be here,” club secretary Ian Rasmussen said. “The auction went […]

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Mums treated to morning tea

LEONGATHA Primary School Preps invited their mums to a special morning tea at school on Friday morning to celebrate Mother’s Day. “The children and their mum’s enjoyed a delicious morning tea made by the Prep teachers,” Leongatha Primary School Prep teacher Ebony Best said. The students also sang them a song to tell them how […]

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Men talk sheds

MEMBERS of men’s shed from around Gippsland united last Wednesday for a meeting. President of the Victorian Men’s Shed Association Lindsay Oates, secretary David Mudge and committee member Barbara Look ran the meeting at Wonthaggi Woodcrafts. Guest speaker, former Australian cricketer Alan Hurst, spoke about his lifelong career in national test cricket and international refereeing. […]

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Arty Gras showcases Mirboo North

  THE Mirboo North Arty Gras was held over the weekend and started on Friday evening with the opening of the art show in the old Shire Hall. Saturday morning’s street parade was as popular as ever, with plenty of locals dressing up in fantastic outfits to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Life is art, […]

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Talented community creates theatre magic

  THE exoticness of Vietnam and the emotions of love will be brought to the stage during Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Miss Saigon from May 27. Audiences can expect engaging music, stunning sets and impressive performances by seasoned and new performers. Among them will be Lionel Wood of Wonthaggi North, who at 77 is […]

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Cowes retiree an instant millionaire

  A RETIRED man from Cowes has become a mid-week millionaire after winning a division one prize of $1 million in last week’s Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw. The salt-of-the-earth man was stoked when he got the phone call from Tatts to break the news he’d be having a pretty cruisy retirement here on out. […]

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Trekkers to conquer 60km

FOUR friends will embark on a 60km trek from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean later this month to raise money to restore the sight of people in indigenous communities and developing countries. Inverloch’s Caroline Allen and Christine Henderson will join with Karen Davis of Kilcunda and former local, Sarah Eggleton, now of Bonbeach, in the […]

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$10,000 surprises top mum

  IT WAS not the television crew that made Elizabeth Smith suspicious. It was the fact her family was walking with them. Until she saw her family, Ms Smith thought the TV reporter was there to interview someone else. The Leongatha resident won $10,000 in a national competition to mark Mother’s Day, run by television’s […]

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New group steps into action

  TO AN outsider, the South Gippsland Action Group may appear to be a bunch of troublemakers, determined to cause a stir in the local council. But according to president Steve Finlay, the group’s aim is to work with South Gippsland Shire Council’s councillors to achieve good outcomes for the community. He said the group […]

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Learn heart attack symptoms, says MP

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien is urging people to learn the symptoms of a heart attack after his own health scare on Friday. He was returning home from parliamentary duties in Melbourne when he recognised the symptoms of a serious heart attack. Mr O’Brien was able to divert to Casey Hospital at Berwick and was […]

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