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PAYNE (Davies) -
and Josh on the birth of
Aria Florence, 10.10.16
at Leongatha Hospital.
Jill and Rob, niece for
Bec and Jarrod, great
granddaughter for Marg
HARRISON - Harry.
Leongatha Golf Club
extends sympathy to
the Harrison family on
the passing of member
Harry joined Leongatha
Golf Club in 2009. He
will be missed by all at
JOYCE (nee Wuchatsch)
- E lizabeth Barbara.
Passed away peacefully
at Leongatha Hospital
on October 13, 2016.
Aged 89 years.
Formerly of Korumburra
Loved wife of Stan
Dearly loved mum of
Kay and Paul, Pat and
Adrian, Ray and Toni,
Peter and Pat, and
Cherished Nan of 7
grandchildren and 10
Reunited with Dad.
JOYCE - A Graveside
Funeral Service to
celebrate the life of
Mrs Elizabeth Barbara
Joyce will be held at the
Meeniyan Cemetery on
Tuesday, October 18,
2016 commencing at
MILLETT (nee Brickle)
Passed away suddenly
after a long illness at
Leongatha on October
Formerly of Leongatha
Loving wife of Stan
(dec), mother of Dianne,
Jayne and Melissa.
A sad loss to us all.
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Crash breaks woman’s ankle
A LEONGATHA woman suffered a broken ankle
during a crash in Leongatha on Friday.
The 62 year old entered the newly altered intersec-
tion of Koonwarra Road and Bair, Long and Ogilvy
streets from Ogilvy Street, when the crash occurred at
Police said a car driven by a 21 year old woman
female was making a right hand turn from Bair Street
into Koonwarra Road when she turned in front of the
oncoming car driven by the Leongatha woman.
The offending driver received a penalty notice for
failing to give way.
Police remind drivers that Bair Street drivers no
longer have right of way when travelling into Koon-
warra Road and even when they have the green light,
they still need to give way to oncoming traffic and pe-
destrians crossing Koonwarra Road.
Public help catch hoons
POLICE in Leongatha and South Gippsland have
charged several drivers in recent weeks with hoon of-
fences with help from the public.
Police appealed to the public to ring 000 any time
they see hoon driving, including in the early hours, as
police may be in the area.
Even if police cannot respond immediately, any in-
formation provided builds police’s intelligence base.
Police request the public provide the registration
number, colour and make of the car and then any infor-
mation regarding description of the driver.
The public is permitted to video record hoon driv-
ing on a mobile phone or another device for police to
view, but police urge the public to not put themselves in
harm’s way when doing so.
Police are concerned about the danger hoon driving
poses to passengers, but even more so to other road us-
ers or people that may be in the vicinity.
HEARTLESS crooks killed four birds in a Wonthaggi
backyard over the weekend.
They killed three chickens and a duck, possibly by
drowning them in a small swimming pool, between Fri-
day night and Sunday afternoon.
The house was in McKenzie Street.
A MAN was remanded in custody in relation to an assault
at a Wonthaggi caravan park on Friday.
At about 1.30am, a 38 year old man and a 37 year old
woman were injured as a result of the assault and required
Police arrested a 24 year old man soon after and he was
charged with several offences and remanded in custody.
By Tayla Kershaw
A TELSTRA blackout frus-
trated residents and business
owners in Meeniyan last
Mobiles, ATMs and wireless EFT-
POS machines were all rendered use-
less, causing town wide disruptions.
“It was pretty annoying and hard on
sales,” Brown Wigg sales representative
Marcus Brickle said.
“We had to ask people to pay with
cash and we couldn’t use our mobile
phones. We do a lot of trade with our
According to Mr Brickle, the Telstra
disruptions began at 10am Tuesday and
remained until 4pm Friday.
Brown Wigg reported the outage to
Telstra on Wednesday, but Telstra did not
acknowledge the problem at the time.
“We were told by Telstra there was no
problem in our area and we should take
our device into a local Telstra shop to
be fixed,” Mr Brickle said.
“However, the outage was right
through Meeniyan. Those with hardwire
EFTPOS were alright, but others went
through the same trouble during their
Telstra told The Star mobile services
were affected in Leongatha South, Buf-
falo, Tarwin, Stony Creek, Fish Creek
and Meeniyan due to a problem with the
main base station in Koonwarra.
The mobile base station upgrade at
Koonwarra did not go to plan and had a
cascading effect on surrounding mobile
towers in the region, which affected the
ability for customers to make and re-
Telstra apologised for inconvenience
Compensation for affected business-
es and customers is assessed on a case
by case basis and Telstra encouraged its
customers and businesses who might
want to have this conversation to email
Mr Brickle said the outage was an-
noying for those paying large amounts,
but business was not affected too bad-
ly as Brown Wigg has many account
It is business as usual for Meeniyan
this week, as there have been no further
problems since the Telstra service was
Lions gather in Inverloch
LIONS Clubs from across the
region gathered in Inverloch
for a convention and annual
general meeting last weekend.
Arriving on Friday, 250 people from
67 clubs as far as Mallacoota registered
to be involved in the convention over the
three big days.
To commemorate the event, 18 dis-
plays were put together to reflect the
work of Lions. This year’s theme was
Some events included a Christmas
cake competition, a barbecue on the
opening night, and the junior public
speaking competition for primary aged
“Students from grades 3 to 5 have
competed in the junior public speaking
competition and this was the grand final.
These students were absolutely magnifi-
cent and extremely confident,” Inverloch
Lions Club’s Klaus Edel said.
The annual general meeting was
an opportunity to discuss the activi-
ties of Lions clubs and reflect on those
who have departed Lions in the last 12
These people were acknowledged
with a photograph and speech about
what they had achieved during their time
with the organisation.
“As an annual general meeting and
a convention all in one, it’s an excellent
way for delegates to meet and for the
Accident injury: a Leongatha woman suffered a broken ankle following a crash at the new
traffic lights in Leongatha on Friday.
POLICE found cannabis plants at a Wonthaggi property
during a search on October 11.
A 32 year old Wodonga man was arrested and
charged with drugs offences and bailed to Korumburra
Magistrate’s Court in March next year.
A GUITAR and computer were stolen from a studio in
Leongatha between October 10 and 11.
A brushcutter was also taken from a shed at the
property in Sapphire Court.
Between October 4 and 15, thieves forced entry to
a shed at a premises in Beilby Avenue, Inverloch, and
stole a brushcutter, chainsaw and blower.
Golf club hit
BURGLARS stole power tools from the Lang Lang
Golf Club during a theft overnight between October 10
They forced entry to a shed and stole two Stihl
chainsaws, three Dewalt drills and unleaded fuel.
The offenders also gained entry to the site office
and removed two CCTV cameras and the CCTV system
TWO surfboards were stolen from underneath a house
in Cowes between October 2 and 12.
The house was in Rose Avenue.
One board measured eight foot six inches, was white
and carried the writing “Mouse God” in a black circle.
The second board was the same but seven feet two
A LARGE amount of property was stolen from a shed
in Cowes recently.
Electrical tools, two surf boards and three wet suits
were taken from the rear shed of a holiday house in Jen-
nifer Avenue between September 23 and October 15.
Between October 12 and 14, thieves entered an un-
locked garage and stolen a tent and tools from a unit in
Settlement Road, Cowes.
SIX unlocked vehicles were broken into Corinella over-
night between October 9 and 10.
In Cutty Sark Road, an unknown offender entered an
unlocked Ford sedan and stole cash and CDs.
In Smyth Street, a small bag was taken from an un-
locked Holden sedan.
Cash was taken from a Holden sedan and Holden
station wagon in Moorings Road.
In Wright Street, a wallet was taken from a Toyota
ute and a Honda sedan was broken into but nothing was
Catch up: from left, former district governor and Korumburra Lions
Club member Norm McPherson and Inverloch Lions Club life mem-
ber Neil Everitt attended the welcome barbecue on Friday night for
the Lions convention.
Honoured guests: from left, convention chairman Klaus Edel wel-
comed district governor Anita Culpitt and district cabinet secretary
David Culpitt to Inverloch on Friday night for the Lions convention.
Mobile black out hits Meeniyan
clubs to renew friendships,” Mr Edel
“Every year, the convention is held
in a different location. Last year it was
held in Lakes Entrance and next year it
will be in Stratford.”
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