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Seniors’ 50 years of fun

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Club last week hosted celebrations to commemorate the club’s 50th birthday. Coffee, morning tea and a silent auction was had on Tuesday morning, May 9 at the club’s base, the Dakers Centre. “The turnout was very good and everyone seemed happy to be here,” club secretary Ian Rasmussen said. “The auction went […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mums treated to morning tea

LEONGATHA Primary School Preps invited their mums to a special morning tea at school on Friday morning to celebrate Mother’s Day. “The children and their mum’s enjoyed a delicious morning tea made by the Prep teachers,” Leongatha Primary School Prep teacher Ebony Best said. The students also sang them a song to tell them how […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Men talk sheds

MEMBERS of men’s shed from around Gippsland united last Wednesday for a meeting. President of the Victorian Men’s Shed Association Lindsay Oates, secretary David Mudge and committee member Barbara Look ran the meeting at Wonthaggi Woodcrafts. Guest speaker, former Australian cricketer Alan Hurst, spoke about his lifelong career in national test cricket and international refereeing. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Arty Gras showcases Mirboo North

  THE Mirboo North Arty Gras was held over the weekend and started on Friday evening with the opening of the art show in the old Shire Hall. Saturday morning’s street parade was as popular as ever, with plenty of locals dressing up in fantastic outfits to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Life is art, […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

TV gardening expert inspires

TINO Carnevale, gardening expert from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia, visited South Gippsland on Sunday to speak at a Landcare workshop on ‘Lifestyle Farms’. Lifestyle farms or hobby farms do not provide a primary income, but provide an opportunity to live in and enjoy a country environment. As well as being a presenter on Gardening Australia, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Seniors ready to party

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Club’s 50th birthday anniversary is coming up. Members are proposing many events to celebrate. “We’ve got a lot going on at the moment,” club member Ian Rasmussen said. On Tuesday, May 9 a silent auction will be held in the Dakers Centre in Leongatha. From 9.30am until noon there will be many […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha honours heroes

THE Leongatha community remembered past servicemen at the Anzac Day ceremony on Tuesday, April 25. The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band led the march along McCartin Street, joined by representatives of service clubs and members of HMAS Cerberus towards the cenotaph for a minute’s silence and the laying of wreaths. School students, scouts, girl guides, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha Girl Guides needs volunteers

LEONGATHA Girl Guides group is in desperate need of volunteers to help run the unit. A junior Guide unit runs with 11 active members who are enthusiastic, fun loving and friendly, however, the unit needs new leaders or helpers to keep the unit running and hopefully expand numbers. Girl Guides is an ethics based organisation […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CWA exhibits talent

THE Gippsland Hills Group of Country Women’s Association (CWA) branches held its 63rd exhibition of handicrafts, art and home industries in Mirboo North Hall on Saturday. There are 11 branches in the Gippsland Hills Group. The day branches include Bena, Inverloch, Kardella, Korumburra, Leongatha, Meeniyan, Mirboo and Woorayl. Evening branches are Leongatha Twilight, Poowong and […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Inverloch remembers veterans

LOCAL war heroes will not be forgotten in Inverloch. Inverloch Primary School students paid tribute to local veterans and ex servicemen – including RAAF, army and navy servicemen – by laying 80 crosses in the Inverloch cemetery on Friday morning. The children helped make the crosses in the lead up to Remembrance Day last year. […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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