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THE importance of communication for good
mental health will be the subject of a presenta-
tion in Leongatha to help address depression. The
session will be held on Thursday, November 10 at
7.30pm at Leongatha Uniting Church, 16 Peart
Street. The speaker will be beyondblue volunteer
ambassador David Corduff, an advocate for reduc-
ing the stigma of mental illness. He has experienced
two bouts of major depression and shares his expe-
riences of mental illness as part of his commitment
to offer hope to those afflicted by mental illness and
their family and friends. His mantra for addressing
mental health issues is to seek professional help and
not suffer in silence. No cost and bookings aren’t
required. Refreshments will be provided. For more
information contact Paul Bauer on 0400 853 868.
The event is an initiative of the Leongatha Uniting
Church of Australia.
A BIG thank you to the men working at the in-
tersection of Ogilvy Street and Koonwarra Road on
Sunday, October 16. Sandra MacDonald of Leongatha
was running late for the Melbourne bus and they had
the road blocked off. Once she explained her situation
within seconds they were waving her through. Sandra
caught the bus and is very grateful for their kindness.
THE Second Leongatha Scout Group is hold-
ing a car boot sale on Saturday, November 5 at 13
Alison Street in Leongatha, from 9.30am. The cost
for a stall is $15 outside and $20 for an inside stall.
Food and refreshments will be available on the day.
For bookings, or more information, phone Tania
Frank on 0437 376 172.
THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service would
like to remind donors the mobile donor centre will
next visit Leongatha from Wednesday, October 26
to Friday, November 4. Gippsland Southern health
building, Koonwarra Road, Leongatha (at Leongatha
There are still 100 appointments available during
this visit for people to book to donate. Please call 13
14 95 to make an appointment or visit www.donate-
blood.com.au for more information.
THE second Fish Creek Collective Bazaar is
TWO big events are planned for the Le-
ongatha Community Garden.
To gain a taste of what is on offer, the group is
holding an open day – part of its local ‘Open Gar-
dens’ program – on Sunday, November 6, from
10am to 1pm and everyone is welcome.
There will be a range of activities for all ages as
well as a beautiful morning tea - so pop in and find
out what all the interest is about.
Before this, you can join them for Melbourne
Cup Day fundraising activities, on Tuesday, No-
vember, from 11.30am. For just $30 per person
(bring some coins for sweeps on the day), enjoy the
race that stops a nation in this wonderful setting.
Prizes will be awarded for the best hat, and
lunch is provided (BYO drinks). Early bookings
and payment are essential. Contact Cheryl Lamb
on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 245 932 to
reserve your spot today.
Leongatha Community Garden now has more
than 70 members - comprising both individual and
family groups - and its membership is growing
steadily each month.
The group welcomes both social members and
growers to join them.
On the junior front, our Kids’ Program is now
being actively recruited for, with a local chef and
experienced childcare educator leading the pro-
gram. This venture represents the future of the gar-
den, and it is an intention to support a weekend ses-
sion for budding Junior MasterChefs, with plans for
a school holiday program commencing during the
From junior ranks to experienced participants,
the group is working with everyone to learn more
about reducing ‘food miles’, as well as growing and
sharing healthy and inexpensive food, learning new
skills, and developing a love of being part of a true
As spring gradually warms up, there is no better
time to introduce yourself or your family and friends
to gardening and all its associated delights.
Leongatha Community Garden, 3-5 Howard
Street, Leongatha (off Brumley Street).
Spring into Leongatha Community Garden
Beekeeping - all the buzz
SOUTH Gippsland Beekeep-
ers ran a very successful Bee-
keeping Field Day, called
“Meet the Bees” last Sunday,
October 23 at the Mirboo
North Recreation Reserve.
The emphasis of the Field Day
was to provide participants with dem-
onstrations and expert information on
Tutorial sessions on the Lifecycle
of Bees, Beekeeping Equipment, Bio-
Security and handling Bee Swarms
were conducted by expert presenters,
along with a honey extracting demon-
South Gippsland Beekeepers club
president Peter Gatehouse said, “Last
Sunday’s event had well over 200
people attend; our new record.”
“To our delight we also had many
enquiries about joining our club, with
several people signing up on the day,”
Mr Gatehouse said.
“Our large membership of around
100 individuals and families means
we have the ability to partner new
members with experienced members
to gain knowledge and confidence.”
South Gippsland Beekeepers
meets on the second Thursday of the
month at 7.30pm at St. Peter’s Hall
in Leongatha. More information
can be found at http://www.south-
day-2016.html or contact Peter on
0423 244 107.
Hive of activity: a buzzing audience at Beekeeping Field Day in
Mirboo North last Sunday.
Ruston engine visit: members of the Giliam family enjoyed travelling to Glen Valley (near
Omeo) on a recent weekend to an open day to celebrate the return of the running of the
Maude and Yellow Girl Mine Ruston 12H engine. Ted, pictured second left, attended with
his cousin, Jan , left, and brothers George and John.
ready to roll back into the iconic Fish Creek Me-
morial Hall, bigger and better than the last one, on
Melbourne Cup weekend. The bazaar will be held
on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30,
from 10am to 5pm both days. There will be up to
15 stalls and who knows what you might find. For
craft and sewing enthusiasts, a sale of hundreds of
samples of materials will be available in the little
brick building in front of the old Butter Factory.
Proceeds will go to the upkeep of the hall. It’s a
cash only sale.
THE 45th annual Leongatha Rose Spectacular
will be held over two big days on November 11 and
Admission to the hall and the open garden is $5
each. For those wishing to enter, there’s an easy entry
Simply bring your roses on the day – or the day
before – and the friendly committee will help you set
them up for judging. The Red Cross will be catering
for morning and afternoon teas, as well as lunches.
All funds will go towards Vision Australia, a fan-
tastic charity helping the blind and the visually im-
Drop into The Star office, Hays Jewellers or Har-
vest Laneway to pick up a schedule.
SOUTH Gippsland bartenders will sport the
attention-grabbing “I’m U.G.L.Y, I need help!” t-
shirt to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation
by demonstrating their ‘Understanding Generous
Now in its 8th year, U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the
Year is the hospitality industry’s pivotal fundrais-
er to support the work of the foundation. Local
participating bartenders are Daniel Houston from
The Esplanade Hotel at Inverloch, Hayden Pallot
from The Caledonian Hotel at Wonthaggi, Ben
McDonnell from The Wonthaggi Club and Rikki
Roberts from Wonthaggi Hotel.
The 2016 U.G.L.Y. campaign launched on Sat-
urday, October 1, and concludes on Monday, No-
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