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Lennie’s sister thanks the community in a book

AS THE elder of Lennie Gwyther’s two sisters, 93-year-old Beryl Ferrier was involved in all aspects of the campaign to erect a bronze statue to her famous brother in his home town of Leongatha.And Saturday October 14 last year, when the statue was finally

Cats stay home, dogs on a lead

FROM April 1, next year, all cats in the South Gippsland Shire will have to be contained within their own properties, if as expected, the shire council votes for a 24-hour curfew at next Wednesday’s council meeting. And dogs will have to be on

‘Minority’ won’t change mobile library’s fate

THE West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) is pushing ahead with changes to the delivery of library services in South Gippsland and Bass Coast, saying its proposals, including that the mobile library truck be retired by mid next year are “overwhelmingly” supported by the

Korumburra Lions seek new members and ideas

WITH their numbers “dwindling”, the Korumburra Lions Club is putting the call out for new members to ensure the group’s community work can continue. The Korumburra branch was established in 1967 and for many years had a healthy membership base of around 80 people.

Thousands in poverty

Calls to raise unemployed allowance ALMOST 4000 people in the Bass Coast Shire are living in poverty, including most unemployed people. The alarming figures come as there are calls from advocacy groups to increase government unemployed allowances, including Newstart – the main income support