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Students shine on stage

PERFORMERS from Bass Coast Specialist School came home with medals around their necks following the Gippsland Parasteddfod last Tuesday (August 8). Held in Warragul, Bass Coast Specialist School was the only school represented, with other entrants representing adult education centres. The students formed a variety band and performed a song called Tacky, a parody of […]

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Brides flock to wedding expo

  MORE than 70 brides to be visited the South Gippy Wedding Showcase, held at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Sunday. Future brides were able to talk with around 40 stallholders to help plan their upcoming nuptials. Event organisers Bev Main and Iris Bloomer said the second annual event was a success, with more brides […]

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Kellie backs children

LEONGATHA resident Kellie Smith donated 40cm of her hair to form a wig for children with cancer. Kellie’s hair was cut by Tiffany Clappton at Buzz Hair Studio in Leongatha last Wednesday. Kellie’s hair will be made into a specialised wig through Variety the Children’s Charity. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of my Nan’s […]

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Leongatha seniors celebrate

THE Leongatha Senior Citizens Club is looking forward to its next 50 years, after holding its annual general meeting recently. The club turned 50 in May and reflected on the club’s fast and furious effort to raise enough money to build its home, achieved in six years and opened in 1973. The period featured many […]

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Spotlight on Chicago

THE opening night curtain is about to be raised on the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s second major musical for 2017, Chicago. Using the success of Miss Saigon for momentum, the tight ensemble piece with 18 cast, a band onstage, exquisite energetic choreography, and one of the most memorable and addictive scores in musical theatre is sure […]

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Parkinson’s fails to slow Trevor

ON Sunday, August 27, Leongatha’s Pearl and Trevor White will take part in their ninth Parkinson’s Victoria fundraiser: a walk in the park. Trevor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease around 20 years ago. The walk, which starts at Federation Square in Melbourne, is held to raise funds for Parkinson’s Victoria and awareness of the debilitating […]

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Specialist school celebrates 21 years

THE South Gippsland Specialist School celebrated 21 years of providing specialist education for students with an intellectual disability on Saturday. Around 70 past students and their family and former teachers gathered together to mark the milestone at the Leongatha school. The school was originally called Baringa Annexe and was opened in August 1996, as a […]

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Students walk for charity

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College held its 19th walkathon last Tuesday, August 8, with the whole school walking along the Great Southern Rail Trail from Koonwarra to Leongatha. The walkathon is a great tradition of the college and is usually held on August 8 each year to coincide with the Feast day of Mary of […]

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Highway barriers spark protest

COMMUNITY concern over centreline safety barriers dominated a public information session about the $50 million Black Spur realignment at the Koonwarra Hall last Wednesday. The session was held to inform the public about the major South Gippsland Highway works to build a straighter, safer section of highway than the existing dangerous bends. While the community […]

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Councillor in the clear

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Don Hill said he has been “vindicated”. He successfully appealed against a Code of Conduct Panel finding that he was dishonest with the community and accused council staff of being misleading. Cr Hill appealed the panel’s finding at the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and VCAT last Thursday issued a report […]

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