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Students give

Students from Mooroopna’s St Mary’s Primary School this week presented St Vincent De Paul Society representatives with donated Christmas gifts.. The school’s social justice team has spent the past couple of weeks collecting gifts

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 16 2017
Education

Ready for next step in life

Victorian Certificate of Education students across the Goulburn Valley could breathe a sigh of relief yesterday morning at 7am when they received their results.. Whether it was via the app, website or by email, thousands of Victorian students logged

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 16 2017
News

Season for singing carols

Tis the season and Shepparton is celebrating with its annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday.. The huge annual event, hosted by Shepparton Theatre Arts Group’s Nicky Pummeroy and Matt Dowling, will start at 6.30pm with a children’s

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 15 2017
Lifestyle

Hudson end of heartache

When Sandra Clark became pregnant earlier this year for the 11th time, she feared the worst.. ‘‘I taught myself to prepare for the worst,’’ she said.. Ms Clark, 28, had suffered from 10 miscarriages during the past 12 years

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 14 2017
News

Stealing from church just indefensible

South Shepparton Community Church member Phil Arnold was incredibly disappointed to find four panels had been stolen from the property’s fence yesterday morning.. The church, which shares a block with the Save The Children kindergarten

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 14 2017
News

Action aplenty at Italian Plate

It was all about a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere at the Tatura and Shepparton Race Club on Sunday for its annual Italian Plate Race Day.. The event attracted about 2500 guests according to racetrack manager Jon Dight.. ‘‘It has

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 12 2017
Lifestyle

Pool to savour

It was the first Olympic-style pool to be built in the district and 60 years on, the Violet Town Swimming Pool continues to draw huge visitor numbers each year.. The community celebrated the pool’s 60th anniversary on Wednesday last week where

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 11 2017
News

DECA history recognised

The original Shepparton Driving Education Centre of Australia instructors came together on Saturday to celebrate the launch of The DECA Dream.. Compiled and written by Shepparton’s Beryl Goodfellow, the first driving instructor employed at

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 11 2017
News

Pop-up newsroom

The News is heading to the Maude St Mall this week taking part in an exciting pop-up newsroom.. Journalists will be on deck from 9.30am to 4.30pm tomorrow and from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Wednesday, so pop in and say hello.. The aim of the event will be

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 11 2017
News

Photo looks Ford 50 years

Exactly 50 years on from the release date of the Ford XR GT, a group of owners got together to recreate a photo the Shepparton News took in 1967.. Organiser Joy Vance-Hill said the owners had decided to get together to celebrate the car’s 50th

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 11 2017
News

Festive carols

Those at Mooroopna’s John Gray Oval tonight may just hear the sound of sleigh bells overhead.. Mooroopna Kiwanis Club is hosting the 34th annual Carols by Candlelight, featuring Santa Claus.. Kiwanis Club secretary Murray Shields said the

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 09 2017
Education

Top achiever

Former Goulburn Valley Grammar School student Marrianne Haines will head to Canada for postgraduate studies after being awarded a John Monash Scholarship.. The La Trobe University microbiology honours student will begin her PhD at the University of

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 08 2017
News

Thanks, hospital helpers

Goulburn Valley Health’s band of volunteers gathered on Tuesday for their annual Christmas lunch, which coincided with International Volunteer Day.. The volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the health service as thanks for the hard

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 08 2017
Entertainment

Stage launch

Riverlinks’ 2018 season will kick off with Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky, more than 200 people heard at the venue’s recent launch.. Held at Riverlinks Eastbank, the launch featured special guest performances from Initial Stages

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 08 2017
Lifestyle

Nativityshow

It was all about Making a Scene at Christmas this week when the Ballarat-based Nativity scene collection exhibited 50 displays at St Brendan’s church, Shepparton.. In the Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre, the event was well attended by a range

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 08 2017
Lifestyle

Connecting the generations

Shepparton’s Beryl Goodfellow has been perfecting her Christmas plum pudding recipe for the past 70 years.. The 90-year-old started making puddings when she was just 20, but recently her great-granddaughter took over the task

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 08 2017
Lifestyle

Sound of art

Several Shepparton youngsters got a unique insight into how art translates to sound with Shepparton Art Museum and the Melbourne Polyglot Theatre’s Sound of Drawing workshop.. Three school groups as well as several groups of younger children

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 07 2017
News

Rapt to win raffle

It had been a stressful week for Tatura’s Carol Neave when she received an exciting phone call.. After visiting her daughter in hospital, Ms Neave said she turned on her phone to discover the news that she had won second place in The Community

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 07 2017
News

Locks dread and buried shortly

Shepparton’s Ryan Taylor has spent the past six years cultivating a luscious crop of lengthy dreadlocks.. But Taylor, 35, will next month shave it all off to raise funds for breast cancer research after his mother Jan Taylor was diagnosed this

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 07 2017
Entertainment

Hopping back on the bull

More than 10 years since it hosted its last rodeo, Euroa is gearing up to join the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit with a huge event next year.. Euroa Pro Rodeo committee member Troy Spencer said the town hosted its last rodeo in 2005 and

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Tara Whitsed
Dec 06 2017
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