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Foster kicks out sugar

FOSTER Secondary College has made a commitment to phase out the sale of sugary drinks and confectionary from its canteen. “Schools play a key role in keeping children healthy and when consumed daily, the food provided through a school canteen may comprise a third of a student’s total daily intake and have a significant influence […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children explore school

LEONGATHA Children’s Centre children visited St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. Children were welcomed by students and teachers and exposed to daily life at primary school. The children had a great time mingling with the Prep students during morning tea in the sun, and afterwards enjoyed story time and […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Library in a fridge unites neighbours

IN an age where more and more people are communicating via social media, a humble fridge full of books and magazines is bringing neighbours together at Leongatha South. The residents of Wintles Road have established a lending library at the head of their road, in a fridge next to a row of letterboxes. Residents deposit […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CFA recognises members of 60 years

LEONGATHA South CFA volunteer members Edwin Millett and Paul Norton celebrated 60 years of membership this month. Both received special badges commemorating this achievement. Paul and Edwin are the only original members in the fire brigade, since it opened in the early 1950s. “I have fought many fires over the years with the odd accident […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lead role a dream fulfilled

  THE Watsford name is synonymous with Leongatha Lyric Theatre and the next generation is continuing to make an impression. Yasmine Watsford will play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in Lyric’s production of Hairspray next month. This will be Watsford’s first lead part with Lyric, after attending Lyric rehearsals and shows since she was […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Ancient footprints make fossil history

ANCIENT footprints of a bird of prey found near Tarwin Lower in 1969 are now helping scientists unravel Australia’s prehistoric past. The footprints have only recently been confirmed as being around 110,000 to 120,000 years old and most likely belonging to a wedge-tailed eagle like the species that flies above South Gippsland today. “What is […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Eddy captures Carlton’s history

DAN Eddy’s latest book Larrikins and Legends is a complete history of Carlton Football Club’s finest achievements. Carlton’s legendary era stretched from the 70s to the 80s, and premiership flags were collected in ’79, ’81 and ’82. The book is referred to as Carlton’s ‘untold’ story and recounts its greatest moments both on and off […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Meeniyan to celebrate hall’s 125th birthday

THE Meeniyan Mechanics Institute and Free Library is in its 125th year of service to the community and has plans to celebrate the milestone in August. Better known as the Meeniyan Hall Committee, the group provides a much appreciated service to the local community. President of the committee Brian Hoskins said the role of a […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fonterra raises farmers’ hopes

  FONTERRA suppliers are more upbeat than their Murray Goulburn counterparts, after the company announced an opening price of $5.30 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) last Wednesday. Fonterra also upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.40 to $5.80kg/MS. Fonterra’s $0.40kg/MS additional payment means its suppliers can expect to receive $5.70kg/MS, with a forecast closing […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Library talks underway

THE future of the location of the Korumburra library is already being discussed by West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) and South Gippsland Shire Council. The existing library, together with Federation Art Gallery and the Korumburra and District Historical Society, are likely to be moved to wake for construction of a new supermarket on their […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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