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Michael’s public battle of the bulge

Earlier this year, Michael Crofts’ body sent him a clear and confronting warning: he only had two years to live. 

In mourning for TAFE

Former TAFE teacher Graeme Wilson, dressed in black mourning attire, laid a wreath outside Skills Minister Peter Hall's office in Franklin Street, Traralgon on Tuesday, with fellow Save our TAFE Action Group member Sarah Bardsley. 

Helping hand to sculpt new works

Cowwarr artist Sann Mestrom has received a boost after being awarded a grant for her sculpture work. 

An apple a day keeps the teachers at bay

THE community has pitched in to ensure Free Fruit Friday continues at schools, despite the State Government culling the program. 

A stellar effort for kids ward

A HAND-held blood analysis tool to be used in the treatment of babies and children will be purchased following a month-long fundraising campaign in support of Latrobe Regional Hospital by a local radio station. 

Eight-month repair projection

A PERMANENT repair to the Morwell River Diversion, which collapsed into the Yallourn open cut in June, has been given an eight-month timeline by operator TRUenergy. 

A perfect ‘fit’

TWO decades of experience working in the corporate sector, followed by her current employment in the retail sector made volunteering with Fitted for Work a "perfect fit" for Morwell's Sharon Waller. 

Sizzle for services support

THE Moe Country Women's Association and two local businesses have thrown their support behind a local family seeking to raise funds for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation through sausage sizzles over the next two weeks. 

Muffin baker is runner-up

Traralgon baker Stacey Savage finished second in the Muffin Break 2012 Ultimate Bake-Off Grand Final in Sydney recently. 

Rockin’ on for charity

After last year's success The Drifters is at it again, hosting its fifth annual charity dance at Kernot Hall in Morwell this October. 

Torquay troubadour tours Traralgon

Torquay troubadour Xavier Rudd will bring his hauntingly mellifluous melodies to Traralgon's Kay Street Entertainment Complex on Wednesday as part of his 'Spirit Bird' Australian Tour. 

Open lines of communication

Emotive and heated responses by parents confronted with the possibility of their child suffering school bullying can be counterproductive to a school's efforts to handle the situation, according to a local conflict management advisor. 

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