Naracoorte, March 04, 2024

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Friends get together again on Thursdays

Friends get together again on Thursdays

By Betty Francis
Friendship Centre doors are open again to welcome friends, old and new, to share, Thursday mornings together in air-conditioned comfort at the Church of Christ hall in Jenkins Terrace—to relax and chat, read the local “News”, or play table games, and share morning tea.
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Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

By Carolyn McLaren
Late November meant a night of haggis (thanks Crash!), bagpipes and stories when the Naracoorte and District Caledonian Society held their yearly St Andrew’s night dinner. Guest speaker Shirley Dickson took us on a tour of Scotland from her recent visit there.
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Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

By Group Training Employment (GTE)
A long-standing relationship with late Naracoorte tradesman Ian Hickson has been honoured this week, through the opening of a new Naracoorte office for Group Training Employment (GTE), as the organisation expands across the Limestone Coast. GTE General Manager Greg Megaw said the launch of the Naracoorte CBD base, in addition to the existing Mt Gambier office, will open up greater training and employment opportunities for employers based across the region.
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Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

By Coonawarra Vignerons
The Coonawarra Grape and Wine industry are set to herald in the 2024 Vintage (aka. V24), with the clinking of glasses and sound of bagpipes, as community members and dignitaries gather at the iconic Coonawarra Railway Siding for the official Vintage Launch Ceremony.
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Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

By Liz Travers, as written by Benita Cameron
Benita Cameron, one of our clubs’ members, was our guest speaker at the January Meeting. Benita turned 81 the following day. Her story of how she, her mother and two brothers came to Australia as ten-pound poms. Benita’s story was so enthralling that you could have heard a pin drop among the 25 members and visitors.
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Applications now open for Community Child Care Fund

Applications now open for Community Child Care Fund

By Charlotte Edmunds, Office of Tony Pasin MP
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP is encouraging community childcare centres in Barker to apply for funding through the Federal Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). Mr Pasin said the former Coalition Government established the CCCF to provide funding to regional and remote services to help them stay open and increase the number of available places.
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The John Drama

The John Drama

The John Drama is a dramatisation of the whole of John’s Gospel by a cast of 15 ordinary Christians, where the words Jesus speaks are taken directly from the New Living Translation of the Gospel of John. The John Drama is done as ‘theatre in the round’, with the stage in the middle and the audience in concentric circles around the stage.
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Grandparents facing challenges in a Gen Alpha world

Grandparents facing challenges in a Gen Alpha world

By Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
At the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – we acknowledge the new and difficult challenges that grandparents face while caring for their grandchildren from the era of Gen Alpha, but also encourage them to trust their own experience and wisdom.
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Council supports its valuable community groups

Council supports its valuable community groups

By Nat Traeger, CEO, District Council of Robe
Three community groups will receive funding boosts for a range of projects, including security, lighting, and a SA Rural Women’s Gathering event in Robe, through the District Council of Robe’s Community Assistance Fund. Whist Council’s Community Assistance Fund grant program has $10,000 available this year, only three eligible applications were received, resulting in Council only allocating 60% of this amount to the local community groups.
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Finding balance as an invited guest: Registered Nurses lived experience of providing home-based palliative care in rural communities

Finding balance as an invited guest: Registered Nurses lived experience of providing home-based palliative care in rural communities

By Dr Lyn Rabbetts: RN, Grad Cert (PC), Grad Diploma Health(PC), Masters Degree(PC), PhD
Dr Lyn Rabbetts recently graduated at a ceremony held at the Convention Centre, Adelaide on 15 December 2023 hosted by the Flinders University after successfully completing her PhD in Palliative Care Nursing.
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Health Harmony & Happiness Summer Festival

Health Harmony & Happiness Summer Festival

By Heather Gibbons
A successful Health Harmony and Happiness Summer Festival was held recently in Robe. It was so good to see the smiles of the daily raffle winners thanks to the generosity and support of local businesses and stallholders.
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Row, row to grow the boat

Row, row to grow the boat

By Wayne Hawthorne
The benefits of teamwork, timing and hard work in life was pointed out to members of the Naracoorte Men’s Probus Club. This experience was learnt by our Mayor, Patrick Ross, when rowing as a college student. It is very much applicable and implemented now in Council.
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