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Firies, gym raise $800 to fight mental illness

RUBY CFA firefighters Michael Guest, Aaron Perks and Darren Hardacre are training to complete the Melbourne Firefighters Stair climb on September 2. They will climb 28 flights of stairs wearing an extra 25kg of full structural firefighting gear and breathing apparatus.  The charity event for firefighters aims to raise $500,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas […]

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Children learn fire safety

MEMBERS of the Ruby CFA Darren Hardacre, Michel Guest and JJ Edmondson visited students at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha last Thursday. Ruby fire fighters demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers and special equipment. The brigade’s Darren Hardacre explained fire safety procedures and taught students how to ‘stop, drop and roll’. “I wish I […]

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Mindset changes outlook, teens told

  POSITIVE thinking is essential to overcoming the challenges of life and so is accepting that life is full of hurdles. Beau Vernon was well qualified to provide this advice to teenagers at the Inspiring Young People event at Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club last Tuesday, June 20. The Leongatha Football Club coach became a quadriplegic during […]

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Leongatha toasts market success

  THE second Leongatha Farmers market was held on Saturday and market-goers were not deterred by the cold, windy weather. “It went really well and there was a great crowd,” market organiser Julie Curtis said. “We had a fair few new stalls which was good to see, with 25 stalls all together. “Leongatha Secondary College’s […]

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Get ready to dance and sing

  THE Lyric Theatre will present the all signing, all dancing Hairspray to audiences from Friday, July 7 at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. Set in 1962, in the American city of Baltimore, the story follows plump teenager Tracy Turnblad (Yasmine Watsford) and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Yasmine captures the vivaciousness and […]

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Animals have Sue to thank

SUE Moore is giving wildlife a second chance of living. The Tarwin Lower woman cares for injured and sick animals, sharing her home with such native icons as wombats, possums, koalas and even wedge tailed eagles. Then there’s her husband Mick. When people report an injured animal to Wildlife Victoria, Mrs Moore is one of […]

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Soldier’s book reunited with family

MACKAY family members were presented with the very valuable book on Sunday at the Korumburra RSL. Their ancestors, Don and Frederick MacKay, were past veterans of Korumburra. Over the past three years, members of the Korumburra RSL research team discovered information about Don and Frederick. The researchers were presented with Fred’s copy of The Anzac […]

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Scleroderma fundraiser appeals

THE community was invited to participate in the Snuggle up for Scleroderma run, ride or walk fundraiser from Leongatha to Koonwarra on Sunday. A total of $18,841 was raised for the cause. A silent auction, raffles and lunch followed at the Koonwarra Hall. Essendon Football Club captain Dyson Heppell, formerly of Leongatha, is the ambassador […]

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New medical centre flagged for Mirboo North

MIRBOO North could receive more health services under a proposal to build a new medical centre in the town. Dr Sonya Moncrieff is proposing to construct new premises to replace the outdated current clinic she operates from and will bring additional practitioners. “We now have two consulting rooms and we have outgrown that, and we […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail ideas steam ahead

THE Korumburra  Railway Station is in the process of being restored and revitalised. It will eventually be open for local communities to use. The Korumburra Railway Station Project working group has been researching and brainstorming possibilities for the building’s possible future use. Group members handed these to VicTrack, the State Government agency responsible for rail […]

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