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Free meningococcal vaccinations

BASS Coast Shire Council is urging teens aged between 15 to 19 years to have their meningococcal vaccinations which are available free of charge until December 31. The council has finished running school sessions where Year 10 to Year 12 students were able to

Siobhan walks for Oxfam

INSPIRING Wonthaggi Secondary College student Siobhan Griffin helped raise much needed funds for Oxfam by walking almost 15km to school on Thursday morning. Rising at 5.30am, Siobhan and her sister Sinead walked from their home in Inverloch to the McBride campus of Wonthaggi Secondary

Lack of abattoirs a concern for small-scale producers

SMALL-SCALE poultry farmers have been scrambling to find a processor after one of Victoria’s few abattoirs made the business decision to stop killing small lots. West Melbourne poultry processor Golden Poultry recently stopped offering contract kill services for small-scale meat chicken farmers at its

Life-threatening burns after burn-off incident

A 49 year old Korumburra man sustained life-threatening burns to his face and upper body after he poured petrol on a burn-off in the backyard of his rural property, north of Korumburra last Thursday afternoon. Following the incident he was treated by ambulance paramedics

Leongatha painters put stunning work on show

MORE than 150 paintings by members of the Leongatha Painters Group will fill the Korumburra Art Gallery from November 8 to 19. The group features painters from throughout South Gippsland who meet regularly at the Guide Hall in Leongatha. They range in age from