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Poppies inspire war memories

Creative types: members of the Bass Coast Chorale made poppies to feature during performances of They Went With Songs. From left, Joan Harris, Margaret Atkins, Judy Jennison and Yvonne Bain.

POPPIES made by singers will grace the stage at performances during the Anzac Day weekend. Sandra Thorle, a member of the Bass Coast Chorale, one of the singing groups performing They Went With Songs, thought it would be rather nice to have a display of poppies on the stage at the performances. She provided about […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CWA showcases skill

Clever hands: Maryke Dann of Bena CWA branch, left, who won best embroidery and canvas work exhibit for her Brazilian embroidery; and Jenny Rich of Meeniyan branch, who won best exhibit in knitting, crochet, lace and handkerchiefs for her knitted lace baby shawl, holding toys made by Beverly Rowe (absent), who won best toys and dolls exhibit at the Gippsland Hills CWA exhibition in Meeniyan Hall.

T HE Gippsland Hills Group of Country Women’s Association (CWA) branches held its 61st exhibition of handicrafts, art and home industries in Meeniyan Hall on Friday and Saturday. Gippsland Hills Group president Heather Scott said the exhibition was successful, with entries showing members’ skill in baking, sewing, art, craft, preserving and more. “We have over […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Scouts prepared for adventure

Party time: scouts show they had fun during the corroboree closing parade.

MEMBERS of the 2nd Leongatha Scout Group joined others from across Gippsland and metropolitan Melbourne at the 19th Gippsland Corroboree at Nyora over Easter. Around 500 scouts and leaders camped at the Working Horse and Tractor Rally site and spent their days taking part in a range of fun, challenging and adventurous activities including canoeing, […]

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Rotarians rush to paramedics’ aid

Health first: at the official handover ceremony of new equipment to the Korumburra Ambulance Service by Korumburra Rotarians were, from left, Rotarians Euan Coutts, Steve Tonkin and Richard Oldham, with paramedics Ben Minchin, Leigh Nichols-Thompson, Rachel Downie and Tristan Hawksworth, plus Rotarian Peter Biggins. The equipment can be seen on the stretcher at front.

THE Rotary Club of Korumburra continues its support of local community programs. The club donated equipment to the Korumburra Ambulance Service last Thursday. Two Engel medical refrigerator/warmers, valued at approximately $1000 each, were presented to paramedics at the Korumburra Ambulance Station by Rotarians. This specially designed equipment keeps essential fluids cool in the summer and […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Future in teens’ sights

Colourful future: from left, Grace Allen and Hayleigh Bascaw dressed up as clowns for the Leongatha Secondary College I Want to Be Day.

  STUDENTS at Leongatha Secondary College let their dreams come to life recently. The school was filled with doctors, ballerinas and sports personalities, as students dressed as someone they admired or what they want to be once they leave school. The I Want to Be Day was an event organised by the student representative council […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Easter tradition delights

Wonderful effort: back, from left, Nola Sneddon, Tennielle, Val Pistrucci, and front, from left, Ellie, Heidi, Ayla, Jess and Hannah were in Leongatha on March 31, spreading Easter joy.

IN THEIR 34th year dressing up as a rabbit and a chick, Val Pistrucci from Leongatha and Nola Sneddon from Hoppers Crossing handed out Easter cheer in the form of chocolate last week. The pair hands out Easter eggs around Leongatha in memory of their grandmother Eveline Smith who passed away in 1986. Eveline was […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

One thousand poppies sold

Anzac fundraiser: Coal Creek Spinners, from left, Janet Staben, Noelle Walker and president Christine Heward are crafting poppies to raise money for an Anzac display at Coal Creek, Korumburra.

THE Coal Creek Spinners have sold nearly 1000 poppies to raise money for an Anzac display at Coal Creek, Korumburra. “The money is going towards an information board to go in the Anzac Room,” spinners president Christine Heward said. The information board will sit alongside an existing photographic display so people can trace the stories […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wake up call for drivers

Place to stop: from left, Leongatha State Emergency Service members Tony Lindhard and Neil Warren were keeping drivers safe and alert on the roads by encouraging them to stop for a cup of coffee and a biscuit over the Good Friday period.

WHAT better way to re-energise after a long drive than a cup of coffee and a biscuit? The Leongatha State Emergency Service was stationed at Leongatha’s Rotary Park last Thursday and Friday, and offered just what driver needed before getting back behind the wheel. This 30 year tradition operates during most holidays as part of […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Timothy stands tall at Chairo

Leadership team: pictured with Chairo Christian School principal Lisa Dumicich (back, far right) are the new school leaders, back, from left, Emily Chalmers, captain Timothy Piening, Justin Hibma; middle, from left, Kaitlyn Gale, Rachel Chalmers, Jessica Gunia; front, from left, Natasha Hibma, Joey McNeil and Bryn Lilley.

TIMOTHY Piening is the new school captain at Chairo Christian School. After undergoing an interview process and showing excellent behaviour and work ethic, Timothy won the role. “He is an outstanding student who sets an example for his peers and works hard,” principal Lisa Dumicich said. The two primary school captains are Natasha Hibma and […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Eco living celebrated

Woolly good: Sue Webster from Agribusiness Gippsland was teaching Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown how to knit at the Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival on Sunday. Ms Webster was at the festival to promote the use of Australian wool in handcrafted garments.

THE Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival on Sunday shed light on sustainable living options in South Gippsland. Presented by Bass Coast and South Gippsland shire councils, the event was held at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi. Held annually, the festival is now in its sixth year and hosts displays of alternative energy, local produce, self-sufficiency […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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