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Paint the town orange

IT’S WOW day this Wednesday (Wear Orange Wednesday), a national day of thanks dedicated to the 5000 plus Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who support their local communities during flood, storm, landslide, road rescue, search and rescue, and more. Every day, these volunteers are prepared to drop everything at a moment’s notice, put on […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Talent on show at CWA event

BENA’S Maryke Dann was the belle of the Country Women’s Association Gippsland Hills Group exhibition at Inverloch on Friday and Saturday. Ms Dann won the first place in the individual aggregate, receiving the Elinor Scott Individual Aggregate Cup. The Woorayl branch won first place in the aggregate. Held at the Inverloch Community Hub, the members […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dig deep for Red Shield Appeal

LOCALS will benefit from all donations given to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal in the region. The army’s annual appeal will start with a community launch at the army’s offices in Leongatha tomorrow (Wednesday). “The great thing is that the money that is raised here stays here,” army captain Glenn Smith said. Donations will […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Edna’s values an inspiration to all

CELEBRATION OF LIFE EDNA JEAN JOHNSTON Born: October 10, 1926 Died: March 26, 2019 Edna Jean Johnston was born at the Benalla Nursing Home on October 2, 1926. She was the third youngest of eight children to Jane and William Berger. She grew up on the family farm of “Elderside” some distance out of Benalla. […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students pot up for daffodil day

AMONGST the thousands of daffodils on show at this year’s Leongatha Daffodil Festival will be 80 special ones that have been lovingly cared for over four months. Students from the Leongatha Primary School will have their names on the flower pots of these special entries reflecting their participation in the event. In readiness for the […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Skating program to roll

A NEW roller derby skate program set to launch in Leongatha has been met with much enthusiasm, attracting 20 registrations already for the first 10 week term starting April 29. The program, Skate Fit, will focus on skate skills, strength and cardio fitness in a relaxed and fun environment with beginner and advanced activities for […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Learning about life skills

THE kids came out to play at Foster recently enticed by a youth event organised at Manna Gum Community House. Titled, Step Up, the children were invited to try their hand on such things as making a wooden tool box and using computers to design posters featuring themselves flying through the sky. Organiser Rebecca Matthews […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fair entertains thousands

INVERLOCH was abuzz with thousands of locals and visitors on the Easter weekend, with Easter Saturday a bustling day in the middle of town. Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School was overwhelmed by people eager to enjoy the school’s annual Easter fair, which offered rides, food and prizes. A giant slide, inflatable castle, animal nursery and racing karts […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Workmen’s Club backs children

A COLOSSAL $42,295.90 was raised for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal by the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Friday, with more than 300 members and guests in attendance. On offer was an afternoon of entertainment with live auctions and raffles, including face painting and jumping castle for children. Club president Kevin Williams said the […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dr Pern one of our true heroes

The founding president of the Leongatha RSL was Dr Horace Pern a larger than life character who epitomised the work of the RSL. He looked after the former soldiers and their families a prime example was when he provided employment and a home at his St Mary’s hospital for a widow and her two small […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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