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Bruthen Savouring Flag Three-peat

Bruthen Savouring Flag Three-peat

Bruthen recorded its third successive Omeo District Football Netball League senior football premiership on Saturday, defeating minor premier, Omeo Benambra, by 13 points, at a packed Lindenow South Recreation Reserve ($13,800 gate takings).The well-behaved crowd witnessed a senior match, which ebbed and flowed with Bruthen running home the strongest. Three-time league best and fairest, Harley...
They said they’d convert me… they did

They said they’d convert me… they did

John Lowe might have been a Ford man when he started his automotive apprenticeship at The Big Garage nearly 53 years ago, but he walks out of work for the last time today a Holden man through and through. From a young age John was hooked on the idea of pulling things apart and putting them back together.“When I was a kid we lived in Tasmania for five years. I helped an old farmer, Harold Cook...
Fight to be pain-free

Fight to be pain-free

Ashleigh’s Fight Against MALS fundraiser reeled in $42,000 for 12-year-old Ashleigh Neate, to help fund the local girl’s urgently needed trip to the United States for surgery so she can eat and be pain-free again.Ashleigh has a condition called MALS (median arcuate ligament syndrome), which is not widely recognised, hence having to head to the United States to a doctor who has a 92 per cent...
Inquiry talks activism

Inquiry talks activism

Local turkey producer, Judy Leadoux, spoke at a Parliamentary Inquiry on Tuesday telling Upper House members there should be heavier penalties if people trespass on farms and break the law.“We shouldn’t be subject to trespass, harassment and intimidation,” Mrs Leadoux said.“We haven’t been impacted but the threat is there and we feel we have a right to farm.”Mrs Leadoux said they had received...
Visitors increase

Visitors increase

The latest Greater Gippsland Tourism results show an 8.7 per cent increase in domestic overnight stays in East Gippsland in the 12 months ending in March 2019.The continued increase in visitors is not a surprise to many East Gippslanders who have noticed increased traffic in the region.Being one of six shires in the Greater Gippsland region, East Gippsland shows its strength in tourism...
Patties claims top gong

Patties claims top gong

Patties Foods was presented with the Excellence in Food Manufacturing Award at the inaugural Food & Fibre Gippsland Excellence in Agribusiness Gala Dinner held in at The Stables in Sale last Friday.The award recognises food and drink companies from the region that have delivered the best manufacturing returns for their business, their customers and potentially the wider food and fibre...

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