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Teddies support camp program

TEDDY bears and Prep students alike enjoyed a teddy bears’ picnic at Wonthaggi Primary School recently. The teddy bears’ picnic is part of the school’s camp program, teaching students to become more comfortable in a camp environment. The program requires students to stay at school a little bit longer, allowing them to adjust to spending […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Jo farewells Woorayl Lodge

AFTER managing Leongatha aged care hostel Woorayl Lodge for the past seven years and nursing for more than 60, Jo White retired last Thursday. She celebrated with a high tea with residents and staff. Ms White said her time spent working at the lodge was the happiest time of her life, and that she thought […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Brigade unveils memorial rock

A MEMORIAL rock honouring all past members of the Leongatha South CFA was unveiled in front of 50 current members on Saturday night. Long serving members Edwin Millett and Paul Norton shared the honour of cutting the ribbon to unveil the plaque and memorial rock. Captain of the Leongatha South brigade Hilco Zuidema welcomed all […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sales for a cause

  TWO Leongatha streets banded together to raise money for worthy causes on Saturday. Residents of Trease Street and Allison Street held garage sales to raise funds for Water Aid and the Leongatha Men’s Shed. These garage sales are an annual event to help homeowners clear out their clutter and give back to others. The […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha remembers fallen heroes

A PATRIOTIC crowd gathered at the Leongatha Cenotaph at 11am on Saturday to acknowledge Remembrance Day. SAS Sgt Harry Moffitt spoke after a minute of silence. “As a proud infantry young veteran, it is my obligation to urge other young veterans to step forward and carry out the remembrance of those who have gone before […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Inverloch CFA opens for all to see

  THE open day at Inverloch Fire Brigade on Sunday was a success according to captain Allan Williamson said. “We had a lot of kids come through which is good,” he said. Mr Williamson said the Inverloch area was looking green at the moment and there was a greater chance of grassfires than bushfires this […]

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New school building worth the wait at Burra

IT’S the beginning of a new chapter for Korumburra Secondary College with students finally settling into the new building. The building accommodates subjects such as art, food technology, wood and metal work. Inside has been designed with a central open space for shared learning, with individual classrooms that can be isolated for private lessons surrounding. […]

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Art to feed the hungry

ST LAURENCE Primary School, Leongatha students have started collecting canned goods to donate to people in need over the Christmas period. The school is hoping to collect around 500 cans before November 20 when each class will create a mural using the donated cans. All cans will be donated to St Vinnies, but first the […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sarah leads call to hook into fishing fun

SARAH Van Stokrom has always enjoyed the outdoors, from fishing to camping, and is now sharing her passion with the rest of Victoria. The Inverloch woman is the state coordinator of Fishcare Victoria, a program that encourages responsible fishing and stewardship of the state’s fresh and salt waterways. The community operated, not for profit group […]

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Foster Pool warmed by Energy Co-op support

FOSTER Swimming Pool Association’s project to warm their pool with solar heating will be completed before this summer, with assistance from Energy Innovation Co-op’s Southern CORE (Community Owned Renewable Energy) Fund. The project is the first for the newly DGR registered Southern CORE Fund. The $20,000 no interest loan will provide a much-needed top-up to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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