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Neil always put others first

A memorial bench will be unveiled today in honour of Neil Chittenden.. Mr Chittenden was a community-minded family man and ambulance officer who served Seymour and the state of Victoria for 42 years.. Mr Chittenden grew up in Seymour but began his

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Lewis Fischer
May 25 2017
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Health blow-out Majority of adults overweight or obese

Mitchell Shire residents are unhealthy, with more than two-thirds of the adult population estimated to be overweight or obese.. New research from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration’s health tracker by area study shows that 70.3 per cent of

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The Telegraph
May 25 2017
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No return needed at book sale

All Mitchell Shire libraries are holding a book sale this month.. Bookworms have until the end of the month to take advantage of the sale unless the books sell out sooner.. Single books are just 50¢ each or bargain hunters can fill a standard-sized

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The Telegraph
May 25 2017
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Site is ready to rumble

After sitting derelict for more than seven years, the ghost town that was once Seymour East Primary School is finally seeing some action.. Preparatory works to demolish the buildings have begun, with asbestos removal kicking off the process.. The

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The Telegraph
May 25 2017
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Tools and car thefts...

A toolbox containing numerous power tools and a distinctive Rhino Rack vehicle awning were stolen from a shed in Keith St, Seymour, overnight on May 18.. The thieves would have needed a vehicle to carry away the large and heavy toolbox.. ●

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The Telegraph
May 25 2017
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Efforts recognised

The Rotary Club of Seymour hosted its annual Pride of Workmanship awards on May 15.. Established to recognise excellence in service, the awards take the form of two parts — one to recognise an individual employee or business for their outstanding

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The Telegraph
May 24 2017
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New parking direction

Strathbogie Shire Council has voted to introduce angle parking on High St in Nagambie’s central business district in line with the Nagambie Growth Management Strategy. The Nagambie Parking Community Working Group has worked through the submissions

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The Telegraph
May 24 2017
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Merger on the cards

The Seymour and Yea health services have announced they are exploring the possibility of merging their management teams.. Due diligence is under way, with a view to establishing better and expanded local health services for patients and enhancing

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The Telegraph
May 24 2017
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Shire’s local laws to abide by

Did you know your grass must be kept below 200mm, or that you must carry something to pick up your dog’s — or horse’s — poop in public?. These are just some of the issues addressed in Mitchell Shire Council’s Local Law No. 1 Community and

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The Telegraph
May 24 2017
Sport

Injuries scratch Lakers players

Five of Nagambie’s biggest names were scratched from the Kyabram District interleague squad before their game against Golden Rivers on Saturday.. Seven in-form Lakers were selected for the side but only two were available to play after Anthony

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Slow deliveries...

Slow delivery and high shipping costs are hampering online retailers ability to capitalise on a trend for shoppers to buy items via their mobile phones.. A report by digital payments company PayPal says 42 per cent of mobile shoppers believe lengthy

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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On the road, again!...

The North East rail line has continued to live up to its reputation as being the most unreliable in the state, with more than 18 of its passenger train services cancelled in the past week.. The unacceptably low reliability of the service was against

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Lewis Fischer
May 19 2017
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Riding to school

There was a great buzz around Avenel Primary School at the end of last term when more than 90 bicycles made their way to school as part of the Ride to School morning.. For the past five years, Avenel Primary School has used the national Ride to

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Comedy for a cause

The Rotary Club of Seymour and Comedy for a Cause are bringing four world-class stand-up comedians to Seymour.. In a special performance on May 26 at the Community Arts Centre at Seymour College, it will be a night not to be missed.. Testimonial

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Thanks to CFA volunteers

I would like to take the opportunity following National Volunteer Week (last week) to thank our district’s volunteer CFA firefighters and those that support them.. The CFA has about 60000 skilled volunteers that give their time for the good of

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Life of an expatriate Australian author

Martin Boyd, A Life. By Brenda Niall. Brenda Niall has to be one of Australia’s top biographers, and this book, the story of one of the lesser-known Boyd family, demonstrates that.. Born in 1893, fourth son to the A Beckett Boyds, Martin’s

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Musical men will con

With just on a month to go, BATS is frantically rehearsing its next production, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — The Musical.. Based on the popular 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, it centres on two con men living on the French Riviera.. The first is

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Proposed CFA split...

Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says Premier Daniel Andrews has ramped up his attack on CFA volunteers.. In the midst of National Volunteer Week last week, Ms Ryan said Labor’s secret cabinet committee put its proposal to Cabinet.. The proposal

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The Telegraph
May 19 2017
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Women in the shed

The Presbyterian churches of Seymour, Nagambie and Yea launched the Seymour Women’s Shed in June last year, and since then, a steady flow of women are making it a regular Wednesday activity on their calendar.. They are enjoying their own space

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The Telegraph
May 18 2017
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