Monday, 17 May 2021
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Buchan good time

Buchan good time

A massive weekend in the mountains featuring two of the best bush rodeos around was had over Easter with Omeo on Saturday and Buchan on Sunday.The ticket allocation for Buchan’s 2000 seats sold out on Friday night and the crowd just kept streaming through the gates at lunchtime Sunday.The cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit travelled from Omeo to Buchan, with one cowboy competing at Omeo, then...
The calming sounds of music for dementia

The calming sounds of music for dementia

Headphones that play a resident’s choice of music are making a big difference to people with dementia and pain, calming them and taking them back to the good times they remember.At Maddocks Gardens in Bairnsdale, staff and residents welcomed the delivery of 15 more headphones on Monday from Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary, which will allow more people to take part in the Music for Dementia program.For...
Pull on the boots

Pull on the boots

Football and netball returns to East Gippsland this weekend.After 12 months in the wilderness due to COVID-19, it’s back with action getting underway in the Omeo District Football Netball League on Saturday afternoon as well as Bairnsdale kicking off its Gippsland League campaign with a road trip to Warragul.The Redlegs, led by coach Darren Martin, showed vast improvement in 2019 and despite...
Natural beauty

Natural beauty

Last Friday evening the Nowa Nowa and Wairewa communities came together to view a promotional video highlighting the natural beauty and physical activities available in the township.The event was held in perfect weather at the Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH) centre and was well attended by the surrounding communities.A barbecue dinner was enjoyed with live music supplied by Ravon and the...
Plantation sham

Plantation sham

The State Government on Monday admitted its promise to transition the state’s native regrowth timber industry to solely plantation- based timber by 2030 is a sham.The Age revealed Victoria’s Agriculture Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas, has conceded the promised plantations won’t be ready by 2030.The following is an excerpt from The Age article: Minister Thomas said the government had been clear that...
Make good this Friday

Make good this Friday

The Lakes Entrance CFA will once again be involved with the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital, with some differences due to COVID restrictions.It is not back to the days when the fire truck did the rounds of the town, but the public can still donate and buy a raffle ticket.“There will be four raffle points around town where you can purchase a ticket and donation tins will be...

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