Monday, 17 May 2021
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A life devoted to Red Cross

A life devoted to Red Cross

Anne Macarthur turns 80 next month but is showing no sign of slowing down.Mrs Macarthur was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honors list for her service to the Red Cross and East Gippsland community.The award is an addition to her Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), with which she was bestowed in 2007.Mrs Macarthur told the Advertiser she received an email...
Could this be the new Kmart?

Could this be the new Kmart?

The Bairnsdale Motor Inn on the Princes Highway has successfully been sold after languishing on the market for several years.The property has been bought by a credible Melbourne development company with plans underway to redevelop the site.It’s understood that Kmart is considering relocating its new store there, which has raised some concerns within Bairnsdale’s CBD.The Bairnsdale Chamber of...
Tamboon gets together

Tamboon gets together

Last Thursday, the three small communities at Tamboon Inlet - Tamboon, Tamboon South and Furnell Landing - got together to swap stories, share experiences and meet old and new friends and to thank the support agencies and contractors who did so much in helping to prepare and defend the communities from bushfire and in the restoration of roads into the communities.Nerida Stephenson, wife of...
Op shop dumping mess

Op shop dumping mess

Although opportunity shops in Lakes Entrance are grateful for donations, it is becoming more prevalent for unsuitable articles to be donated.“We are being forced to take up to 50 per cent of donated items to the tip,” Jan Hayes, who is manager at St Brendan’s Op Shop, said.During COVID-19 restrictions the shop was closed and signs put up asking people not to leave any donations at the site, but...
Organic waste

Organic waste

A shortage of workers on the Lindenow Flats has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of organic celery to be mulched back into the ground.“We’re behind with hand weeding, we’ re behind with harvest,” Busch Organics’ Kane Busch said.“We’re behind with everything because of the labour shortage.”Mr Busch said the crop was worth $150,000 in sales plus another at least $50,000 in growing...
Does development fit?

Does development fit?

Members of the Marlo Ratepayers and Residents’ Association (MRRA) are less than impressed with a 104-allotment subdivision proposed for the east of Marlo Road on the entry to town.The proposal has been in motion for more than three years, the vast majority of blocks being around 700 square metres in size, which the MRRA says does not fit the Marlo Urban Design Framework, produced in 2007 with a...

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