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DON’T forget to buy a poppy to support
the work of the RSL ahead of Remem-
brance Day this Friday, November 11.
Services will be held at cenotaphs across South
Gippsland on the day, including at:
Leongatha. Vietnam War medic Dr Bob Birrell and
Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Steve Wis-
dom will speak. The Last Post will be played and
wreaths laid. Morning tea will be served in the RSL
Inverloch. Inverloch RSL Sub-Branch will host a
service from 10.45am, with a guest speaker, fol-
lowed by laying of wreaths. Lunch at the RSL hall
Meeniyan. Gather at the cenotaph at 10.50am for
a speech by Meeniyan RSL Sub-branch president
Heather Scott. Some children from Tarwin Valley
Primary School will attend. A bell will be rung to
advise shopkeepers of the imminent minute’s si-
lence. Morning tea to follow at the health centre
next to the hall;
Toora. Service will start at 10.45am followed by
lunch at RSL.
MUSICALLY talented staff and students en-
joyed a combined music camp at Korumburra
Secondary College recently. Korumburra Primary
School children participated with enthusiasm and
focus, and produced a superb concert.
WELL done to Bass Valley Primary School stu-
dent Georgia Dakin who jumped a personal best of
4.38m to place fifth in a field of 21 in the long jump
at the state athletics carnival at Albert Park Athletics
GIPPSLAND health care professionals have
been urged to apply for the GippsDairy Agricul-
tural Health and Medicine scholarships.
The $2500 scholarship, which is funded by
GippsDairy, is aimed at improving connections
between the dairy farming community and health
As part of the scholarship, recipients complete
a five day intensive course developed by the highly
regarded National Centre for Farmer Health and
delivered by the School of Medicine at Deakin Uni-
Applications for the scholarship close on No-
vember 11 and for more information go to www.
gippsdairy.com.au or call 56243900.
SOUTH Gippsland Parkinson’s Group mem-
bers enjoyed a luncheon served by Yooralla at the
Wildflower Café at Federation Training, Leongatha
recently. Diners noted the meal was wonderfully
ANYONE wishing to recycle any toner
cartridge – printer or photocopier – is welcome
to drop these into the Planet Ark box in The Star
office for recycling.
This saves valuable landfill space, which costs
our councils money and therefore hits ratepayers’
pockets, plus it’s good for the environment.
The Star office is at 36 McCartin Street,
COMMUNICATING for good mental health will
be the subject of a presentation in Leongatha to help
The session will be held on Thursday, November
10 at 7.30pm at Leongatha Uniting Church, 16 Peart
The speaker will be beyondblue volunteer am-
bassador David Corduff, an advocate for reducing
the stigma of mental illness. He has experienced two
bouts of major depression.
His mantra for addressing mental health issues is
to seek professional help and not suffer in silence.
The session is free and bookings are not required and
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.
COUSIN LOVE: back, sisters Ruby
and Chloe Adkins and Claudia Leys
travelled from Inverloch to farewell
their cousins Ella Morgan (front, cen-
tre), along with, front, Ella’s sisters Evie
and Lucy Morgan. The South Gippsland
community has helped raise funds for
Ella to have surgery in the United States
of America this
Above, ON THEIR WAY: Ella Mor-
gan and her family left Melbourne Air-
port on Saturday for the USA. Ella will
have life changing surgery in San Fran-
cisco this Thursday, (Friday 1am, Aus-
tralian time). From left, Evie, Bel, Lucy,
Ella and Nick Morgan.
A big thank you again to everyone who
has supported Ella’s journey. The Star will
keep readers updated about her progress
after the South Gippsland community
helped raise funds for Ella’s surgery.
ON THE JOB: Grade 2 students from
Poowong Consolidated School toured The
Star office in Leongatha on Friday to learn
how a newspaper is made.
They met journalists, office staff, adver-
tising consultants and chatted with produc-
tion manager Mark Drury (above) about how
pages are designed.
The students’ trip followed a recent visit
to the school by Star advertising consultant
SPREADING WORD: Bass Coast Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Allan
Piening recently visited Chairo Christian School in Leongatha with the Guardian, a Mer-
cedes-Benz GLE Coupe on loan to Victoria Police for a year to promote road safety.
FLUSHED WITH PRIDE: the new
toilet block at Waratah Bay was opened
for the Melbourne Cup Day weekend and
from all reports, the toilets have been well
received in the new location in the car park,
near the playground and barbecues.
The old toilet block on the beach side
has now been completely demolished and
removed. Residents of the township were
also briefed at a residents’ association meet-
ing about a planned burn to take place on
heathland above the township either in late
November or in autumn.
Remembrance Poppy support blooms
Memorial Park: Remembrance Day poppies were popular at the Koonwarra Farmers Mar-
ket on Saturday. From left, Emma, Michelle and Amy Coulter from East Bentleigh were sold
poppies by Meeniyan RSL sub-branch members Bev Coulter and Heather Scott. The sub-
branch has been selling poppies in support of ex-servicemen and women and their families
for more than 90 years, back when Bev's father Harry, the then secretary, sold poppies.
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