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Ballast on track with Rochy’s Mawsons

MAWSONS Concrete and Quarries has been awarded a contract to move 180,000 tonnes of railway ballast to Melbourne.. Locals may have noticed an increase in activity on the train lines, with carriages loaded every week. It’s the first time

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Apr 25 2018
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Caring about land and legacy

LOCKINGTON farmers Grant and Naomi Sims have their hands full.. A 10,000 acre property, staff to manage and three young children (with a fourth on the way) keep them more than occupied.. But the reason for this busy lifestyle is pretty simple

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Apr 25 2018
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Local ANZAC services

■LOCKINGTON. THE Anzac Day March steps off at 8.45am outside Foodworks and finishes at the Community Hall where a service will be held at 9am. Marchers need to assemble at the supermarket at 8.30.. Vietnam veteran Major Geoff Lowe will be the

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Apr 24 2018
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Fifteen workers strengthen a bridge near Rochester.

10 YEARS AGO. April 22, 2008. Lockington-Bamawm United (LBU) Football Club’s rooms came alive on Thursday night as the town welcomed former Geelong star and football personality Billy Brownless to the club.. Brownless broadcast the

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Apr 24 2018
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It’s a slightly...

IT’S been 100 years since World War I ended — and Rochester RSL hosted the region’s annual general meeting.. And finally, a century on, it was our town’s turn once again.. Delegates attended from across the state, travelling

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Apr 24 2018
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Still time to get a...

TIME is running out to get an Anzac badge.. Today is the last day to get a badge or a token from a volunteer around town to support the Anzac Appeal.. The funds raised through the appeal enable delivery of much needed assistance to men and women who

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Apr 24 2018
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A lifetime from the...

ERIC Kneebone is all warmth and laughter.. With such a generous dash of cheekiness it’s actually hard to believe he’s seen what he’s seen.. Or heard what he’s heard.. Like so many veterans, he’s experienced more loss

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Apr 24 2018
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From the boy scouts to the mighty battleships

PAT O’Shaughnessy was just 13 and had just narrowly missed being hit by a German bomb.. It must have been terrifying, scarring, but Pat, now 92, said it was actually like something out of a dream — or nightmare.. The kind where you

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Apr 24 2018
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Fay Walkley answered the call to serve

FAY Walkley is a real-life, flesh-and-blood hero.. Although she insists that’s not true.. This 94-year-old is just one of the million Australians, men and women, who served in World War II.. Most of them voluntarily; with the full knowledge it

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Apr 24 2018
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Anzac times

THERE are a variety of services happening across the district to commemorate Anzac day. From the traditional Gunfire Breakfast in Rochester to smaller services in Goornong and Mologa, there is a chance for everyone to remember those who made the

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Apr 18 2018
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Long wait for Random...

10 YEARS AGO. April 15, 2008. The future of Rochester’s historic Random House is not expected to be known for another six to eight weeks.. The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal hearing to decide whether to approve a planning application

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Apr 18 2018
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REDHS to host info day...

IT IS Falls Prevention Day tomorrow at REDHS.. The health service is holding a free information day for those who have fallen, have a fear of falling or know someone who is in this category.. REDHS’s dietitian, podiatrist, health promotion

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Apr 17 2018
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It is date night...

CALLING all couples with kids — it’s date night time.. Whip on that suit that’s been gathering dust in the closet, whack on some lippy – but don’t bother booking a babysitter.. Thanks to Salvation Army Rochester, you

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Apr 17 2018
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Get ready for family fun at brigade’s car boot sale

BAMAWM Extension Fire Brigade needs your help.. They are inviting the community to a car boot sale and family fun day to help raise money to extend the fire station and buy a light tanker.. There will be something to keep the whole family

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Apr 17 2018
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Health bosses in barbie battle

THERE’S a bit of competitive tension rising between our region’s health services.. There have even been reports of some jostling and elbowing between chief executives.. But they assure us it’s all for a positive cause.. Echuc

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Apr 17 2018
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Splashing the cash to fight cancer

SPLASH ’N’ Learn to Swim has raised more than $2,700 for the Leukaemia Foundation.. The local swim school held an event recently to raise funds for the World’s Greatest Shave.. Owner Maree Macague and member Sam Lees shaved off

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Apr 17 2018
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Laura is dyeing to...

ROCHESTER’S Laura Dobson raised more than $700 for the World’s Greatest Shave by dyeing her hair.. Laura, 15, was inspired by a friend who raised money by dyeing her hair and thought she could do the same.. “I wanted to give back

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Apr 17 2018
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Annual expo has real...

THE Rochester Fine Art Exhibition is just a week away.. And with over 350 exhibits by 40 artists from across the country it is not to be missed.. The exhibition’s opening night is on Wednesday, April 25, where organiser Judy Anderson said

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Apr 17 2018
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Keep Centrelink...

STUDENTS and apprentices who have applied for a Centrelink payment need to keep their details updated to ensure they receive the correct payment.. Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen reminded students to inform the department of

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Apr 12 2018
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