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DO YOU need to update your first aid skills?
Then Saturday, March 25 is the day for you. Milpa-
ra in Korumburra has Level 2 Apply First Aid and
CPR classes running. The standard HLTAID003
and the childcare HLTAID004 Level 2 courses are
Another interesting class coming up on Tuesday,
March 28 is Home Produce Cooking. Join the tu-
tor in the kitchen to learn how to transform fresh
produce from the garden into cheap, easy and
yummy food. Lunch is included.
Milpara is very happy to now offer TIPS, its
Training and Information Pathway Service.
This is an excellent opportunity to navigate
through some wonderful online resources you
may not be aware of. The service can help iden-
tify what training pathways you may like to take
to achieve your career goals. If you don’t know
what you’d like to do, that’s OK, Milpara can help
provide some options that may fit your interests.
Please call to make an appointment time. This
service is offered on Tuesday and Wednesday af-
ternoons and Thursday mornings.
Milpara is looking for tutors for MYOB and
Reckon Accounts, and would also be interested in
hearing from anyone who has a particular skill or
passion they’d like to share with the community.
Term 2 planning is underway. If you have any
feedback or would like to join the team of tutors or
provide a workshop, get in contact with Belinda at
Milpara on 5655 2524.
THE Agnes Falls Tourism Demand Driver
Infrastructure Program Grant application,
submitted to the State Government early in
November 2016, by the South Gippsland
Shire, with full support of the newly-elected
councillors, was unsuccessful.
It means the long-awaited funding for the
construction of the cantilevered viewing plat-
form will not be received this time.
There were, apparently, 40 applications
in all, and an announcement will be made
soon regarding which projects will be funded
Friends of Agnes Falls will now think about
a ‘Plan B’, as it is almost three years since
the design concept was first drawn up, to the
great excitement of all involved.
A philanthropist will be sought to help raise
funds for this project.
On a brighter note, another picnic table
setting has recently been installed by Parks
Victoria, just below the steps into the picnic
ground, and members will be undertaking a
working bee at the reserve on Sunday, March
19 between 10am and 1pm.
The Friends will be manning a display at
the Prom Coast Seachange Festival - Foster
Food Fair event - on Saturday, March 25,
10am to 2pm, and will hosting an ‘Open Day’
in the picnic grounds at the Agnes Falls on
Saturday, April 1, from 10am to 4pm, com-
plete with sausage sizzle, refreshments, sou-
venirs and a fundraising raffle.
‘Wilbur Wombats’ will also be on sale.
Come along and say hello, and enjoy a great
PROPOSAL TO INSTALL MOBILE
PHONE BASE STATION AT THE TELSTRA
Optus plans to co-locate a
telecommunications facility on an existing
30m Lattice Tower located at the Telstra
Exchange, 27B Station Road, FOSTER, VIC,
1. The proposed facility consists of three
antenna hosting 4G technology
attached to the lattice structure. An
equipment shelter will be placed at the
base of the lattice tower.
2. Installation of one parabolic antenna
3. Installation of twelve Remote Radio Units
4. Installation of ancillary equipment
associated with operation of the facility,
including cables, combiners and any
safety equipment deemed necessary
5. Optus regards the proposed installation
as a Low-impact Facility under the
Facilities) Determination 1997 ("The
Determination") based on the
Further information can be obtained from
Optus' representative at Daly International
on Pkovacs@dalyinternational.com.au or
by calling 03 9628 5300. Further information
can be obtained on the RFNSA website
www.rfnsa.com.au by typing in site no
Written submissions should be sent to: Daly
International, Level 10 601 Bourke Street,
MELBOURNE VIC 3000 by 31 March 2017.
Creating opportuity for our community
through supporting the L2P learner
driver program, grant applicant writing
training for local community groups,
and using our skills and networks to
attract funding to Bass Coast.
Find out more about the Bass Coast
Community Foundation at
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Our vision: An engaged, connected and
Phone: 5672 2202
BASS VALLEY FRIENDS OF THE RSL
An open evening will be held at the
George Bass Hotel, Bass on
Tuesday, March 21, commencing
Guest speaker will be Mark Baker,
Author of the book, Phillip Schulek
People requiring a meal beforehand
should book with the hotel, 5678 2206.
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Gippsland newspapers are read from 1pm-2pm
every week day.
The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is read every
Thursday and Letters to the Editor on Monday.
Contact us on 1300 847 466.
Agnes Falls misses out
Wilburs at the Foster Show. They will be selling at Agnes Falls on Saturday, April 1.
Milpara Community House
PEOPLE wanting to relax and unwind after a
long day now have a new opportunity to do so
at Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre.
Experienced Dru Yoga instructor Robyn Col-
lins is now offering early evening classes us-
ing the graceful and potent form of yoga, ‘Dru’,
which is based on soft flowing movements, di-
rected breathing and visualisation.
With its foundations set firmly in ancient yo-
gic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and
spirit to rejuvenate your whole being.
For further information about this Tuesday
night activity, contact the centre on 5672 3731.
Yoga at Wonthaggi
RESIDENTS of Rose Lodge had an extra
touch of romance added to their St Valentine’s
Day last month when that merry little troup
known as the Dalyston Dancers came waltzing
into the entertainment room to spread around
some of the atmosphere of a dance at Dalyston
The dancers were all decked out in their best
party gear, most notable being Petra Shandley,
who dazzled the assembled residents with her
sparkling gold gown and Cleopatra-style neck-
The group’s usual MC Peter Dawson was un-
able to come due to a bout of ill health, but
stand-in MC Stephen Wilbourne looked so dap-
per in his bow-tie and silk waistcoat that some
of the male dancers said they were going home
to change clothes in an attempt to keep up with
For a little over an hour, the room was trans-
formed as the dancers glided around to roman-
tic rumbas and slow waltzes, bringing back
golden memories of romantic times past.
A straw poll conducted among the residents
revealed that at least two of them had met the
love of their lives at a dance, one of them at
Quite a few of them were persuaded to ven-
ture on to the floor partnered by some of the
The dancers went on their way more deter-
mined than ever to preserve the region’s fine
tradition of the Dalyston Dance.
Weekly beginners’ sessions are held at the
Hall from 7pm until 10pm Thursday nights,
except public holidays.
Enquiries are welcome; email dalystonhall@
Rose Lodge residents and Dalyston Dancers celebrating St Valentine’s Day together, from
left, Clare McKerr, Lorna Dawson, Alma Hurst, Jenny Lake, Frank Forbes and Edna Nicholson.
Dancing into Rose Lodge
CLUB results for Friday, March 10 – consoli-
dated results for weeks one and two of the club
With only one week left to play in the three-week
Pairs Championship, the field is holding tightly
with not a great deal between the pairs.
Next week, anything could happen in the Cham-
pionships and Plate competition.
First with an outstanding 64.04% are Jean Bar-
bour and Greg Nicholson, current champions. Not
far behind with a very soundly played 59.23% are
John Sullivan and Alan Johnston. Less than a
point away in third place are the very consistent
team of Faye Rowlands and Pat West with 58.07.
All of the following place getters are breathing
down each other’s necks with super close results.
Fourth are Anne and Bruce Gibson with 57.86%,
fifth with 57.53% are Hannah Martin and Marga-
ret Munro, sixth with 57.17% are Jack Kuiper and
Deborah Anglim and seventh are Kaye Doulas and
John Sutton with 55.21%.
Next week will see the top half of the field vie
for the championship and the other play for the
Annual Plate Trophy. Watch this space for the out-
come. It will be a tight finish.
Meeniyan Pairs was played last Monday and first
with a very fine 61.07% were Susan Ruffin and
Clive Hope and 2nd with 55.95% were the ever im-
proving pair of Viv Westaway and Ineke de Graffe
with a splendid 55.95%.
The new committee is listed on the club website.
The club welcomes Neville Chapman back as
president, Colin Cameron as vice president, Penny
Loughran as secretary and Carol Sowden as trea-
Please check the website for coming events. To
find a playing partner contact Faye Rowlands on
5662 3335. All visitors very welcome.
South Gippsland Bridge
ON MARCH 1, Lorrie Read and Roger Walker
led the field with over 63%.
Jean Barbour and Greg Nicholson were second
and Deborah Anglim and Jack Kuiper third.
Monday, March 6 resulted in a North/South win
for Molly Downing and Roger Walker who is hav-
ing a green patch. Anne and Bruce Gibson were
second and Jean Barbour and Greg Nicholson
East/West was won by Kaye Douglas and Yvonne
Mears from Maureen Stiles and Hanna Martin.
The Saleebas, Wendy and David, finished third.
A reminder that Monday, March 27 will be an
early start. A teams match will be played on that
day kicking off at 10am.
Lunch will be included in the $15pp. The club
would like as many teams as possible so put your
name in for a great day and the chance to repre-
sent our region in a National playoff later in the
Phillip Island Bridge
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