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Gold medallist praises students

Sports idol: Australian Olympian in waiting, Eleanor Paterson (centre), met with Leongatha Primary School students Casey Tumino and Alissa Edwards at school assembly last Friday. The two students studied Ms Paterson’s sports career in class.

  LEONGATHA Primary School students were visited by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eleanor Patterson at assembly on Friday. The Leongatha high jumper, recently to represent Leongatha at this year’s Olympic Games, visited the school to award students who were outstanding athletes at the recent sports carnival. Vice principal Dot Coghlan said she organised the appearance […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Veteran shares his story

Congregation: from left, Henry Reid, Rodney Emmerson, Hazel Capwell, Richard Lester, Shannon Noonan and Sam Nicita at Scots Pioneer Church, Mardan South on Sunday following Mr Lester’s presentation for Anzac Day.

VIETNAM veteran Richard Lester spoke to the congregation of Scots Pioneer Church at Mardan South about his experiences on Sunday, prior to Anzac Day. “Soldiers are put into a bubble and I did not know anything. When I returned home I felt alone and misunderstood. It was a difficult time for me,” Mr Lester said. […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Beau inspires student leaders

Leaders inspired: Beau Vernon (centre) met with Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School leaders Jack Butcher and Joe Soumalis at the South Gippsland Student Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 19. Mr Vernon attended the school as a child.

LEONGATHA Seniors football coach and champion hand cycler Beau Vernon shared his words of wisdom with students at the South Gippsland Student Leadership Conference in Korumburra on April 19. One hundred student leaders from 20 schools in the region came together for a series of workshops aimed at improving their leadership skills and exploring the […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bright idea to make tracks

All aboard: a model railway has been suggested as a new use for the Leongatha Railway Station.

LEONGATHA Railway Station could become a tourist attraction for the town if Ian Cole’s model railway project goes ahead. Mr Cole, president of the Gippsland Historical Model Railway, would like to transform the disused station into a model railway similar to the one currently in the works at Bass. “Leongatha Station will become dormant following […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Club reaches senior milestone

Great occasion: Noelle Poyner and Anne Hopwood, both of Korumburra, enjoyed the celebrations at Korumburra Senior Citizens 55th anniversary event last Wednesday.

KORUMBURRA Senior Citizens celebrated a milestone when the community group turned 55 last Wednesday. President Joy Anderson said the club has provided members with a friendly environment to socialise and partake in numerous activities over the years. “We had a wonderful day. We all met for a lunch and had raffles and prizes, and we […]

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Yooralla lunch delights

Kitchen team: from left, Ava Ceretti, Jess Hill, Mitch Price and Jem Milkins, the assistant service leader at Yooralla, had everything well in hand as their guests enjoyed a lovely meal using local and seasonal produce, including frittata and a delicious apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

THE Yooralla Community Cafe lunch was held at Wildflower, part of Federation Training, Leongatha for the first time last Thursday. Groups from Scope in Cowes, Bass Coast Special School in Wonthaggi, Probus Leongatha and South Gippsland Shire Council enjoyed the expertly prepared two course meal. The meals take place once a month and are prepared […]

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cenotaph shines as Wonthaggi remembers

Looking its best: the Wonthaggi cenotaph was spruced up for upcoming Anzac Day and Remembrance Day celebrations, including a 50 year commemoration for Vietnam veterans to be held in August this year.

AFTER its fresh upgrade in 2015, Wonthaggi’s cenotaph will be luminous during this year’s Anzac Day dawn service. The cenotaph was upgraded in early April last year – just in time for the 2015 service – and is again of glorious quality for this year’s commemoration. “As part of last year’s centenary we redid the […]

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Artists return to rescue station

Endorsed: from left, Wendy Crellin, Colin Billington and John Crellin from the Rescue Station Arts Cooperative were visited by Bass MLA Brian Paynter (second from left) and Shadow Minister for Arts and Culture Heidi Victoria, who both loved and appreciated the artistic vibe at the Wonthaggi rescue station

  FLOODING could not stop the showcasing of beautiful local art at the Wonthaggi rescue station. Wonthaggi residents Wendy and John Crellin were devastated by several flooding incidents at the rescue station four years ago, but have redeveloped the site and will be celebrating local artistic talent once again. Although a new proposal was required […]

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Picnic raises $6000 for Red Cross

Tucker time: from left, Michelle Gabriel, Barbara Ford and Gillian Carpenter were enthusiastic workers for the Waratah Red Cross Picnic and Walk.

A PERFECT day greeted visitors to the Waratah Red Cross’ beach walk and picnic on the spectacular property Maitland, owned by Ross and Sue Svenson, recently. More than 200 people enjoyed lunch in the sunshine and walked along the beach to Grinder Point. The day was successful, raising more than $6000. The usual high standard […]

April 12th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Towns dig deep for hospital

Looking the part: Ruby Hussey of Loch made a fine tiger at the Poowong, Loch, Nyora Good Friday Family Fun Day.

THE Loch, Poowong and Nyora community expects to donate $13,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital as a result of another successful Family Fun Day at Loch recently. The Loch community has held a held a fundraising event in some form for more than 20 years. The Poowong and District Apex Club took on the running […]

April 12th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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