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1 Aug 2001 (Wednesday)

‘Gold to Federation’ concert features this Sunday
A ‘Grand Concert’ is being held in Kernot Hall Morwell at 1:30pm this Sunday as part of the Centenary of Federation celebrations

Local business pitches for specialist outdoor market
A successful business specialising in manufacturing hi-tech adventure sports gear, has reversed the assumed trend of moving shop to the big cities

Crunch Time as Finals Loom
The action continued last Sunday in the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association with round fifteen games

2 Aug 2001 (Thursday)

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Soda Play
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On Your Bike! Or Just Take a Walk
Pedestrians and cyclists are taking advantage of the newly constructed shared bicycle and pedestrian path

Weird Humour
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6 Aug 2001 (Monday)

Bassgas Project on the Cards for Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council has been talking to representatives from Origin Energy about the possibility of a gas pipeline

Preschool enrolments close Friday
Preschool enrolments for Latrobe City's twenty-three preschools close on Friday 10 August 2001

New playground equipment at Lamphrey Court Reserve
Hundreds of families are yet to discover the new play equipment in the Lamprey Court Reserve

7 Aug 2001 (Tuesday)

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LVBA Round 16 - Sale Downs Ladder Leader Traralgon
The Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association continued last Sunday with round sixteen games

8 Aug 2001 (Wednesday)

Housing initiative welcomed by Council
Latrobe City Council has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Post Compulsory Education, Employment and Training, Lynne Kosky, of a M$2.4 initiative through the Community Jobs Program

Sun Tour challenge issued to municipalities
Latrobe City has once again issued a challenge to the four other municipal sponsored cycling teams competing in the Herald Sun Tour

Latrobe welcomes Takasago students at weekend
Latrobe City families hosted twelve Japanese students from the City of Takasago last weekend

New CEO commences at Latrobe City
Latrobe City’s new CEO, Richard Hancock, commenced work in his new position on Monday

9 Aug 2001 (Thursday)

Mind Games
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Community Grants and Special Events Funding
Bass Coast Shire Council is currently inviting community groups and organisations to submit applications

East-west traffic options being examined by Council
Latrobe City Council will examine options for alternative routes into Traralgon’s CBD

$900,000 Upgrade at Sale Water Treatment Plant
A new 10 million litre treated water storage basin has been commissioned at Sale recently

The Mud Connector
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Flashing Stops Motorists
Motorists passing local primary schools last week could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing things

Big Plant, Big Success
Wonthaggi students and residents come out in force to help their environment
A new innovation in the puzzle world

13 Aug 2001 (Monday)

Students take advantage of health careers day
Year 10 students visited the Latrobe Regional Hospital on Thursday as part of the ‘Look Local Careers Program’

Help Plan Your Library
Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting expressions of interest from people keen to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Shire’s new principal library

Motorists Warned to Take Care During Roadworks on Accident "Blackspot"
Bass Coast Shire Council has started building a roundabout at the intersection of Coghlan and Cowes-Rhyll Road on Phillip Island

New Footpath Trading Code of Practice Declared a Winner!
Bass Coast Shire Council was this week presented with a “Victorian Local Government Accessible Communities Award”

RSL rates decision overturned
The Court of Appeal has overturned the County Court decision which required RSL Clubs to pay rates to Latrobe City

Residents Urged to Work Together for the Future
Residents from San Remo, Newhaven and Cape Woolamai will be asked at a public meeting if they accept a project that would see the community produce an action plan for the area

14 Aug 2001 (Tuesday)

Latrobe Valley Baseball Association Ladder
LVBA Ladder after Round 17

The Grand Silent System
A ghost of the past hits the big time

Hollywood Stock Exchange
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‘Wipe Off 5 to save lives’ urges City
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Latrobe City Council are urging local drivers to reduce their speed

Dodgers win Battle for Second
The action continued in perfect conditions for baseball on Sunday in the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association

Life's Unanswered Questions
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15 Aug 2001 (Wednesday)

Taizhou children to perform for Latrobe audiences
The Taizhou Children’s Performing Arts delegation will present a number of performances

Heritage exhibition tells the story of Gold
A Heritage Council of Victoria travelling exhibition is showing at the Gippsland Heritage Park

16 Aug 2001 (Thursday)

Recreation Reserve Committee for Glen Forbes?
A group of Glen Forbes residents are keen to re-develop the old tennis club area

Bass Coast's New Landcare Coordinators
Moragh Mackay and Jodie Gager were recently appointed to fill the position of Bass Coast Landcare Co-ordinator

Bass Coast Launches New Website
Bass Coast Shire Council launched its new website at last night’s Council meeting

20 Aug 2001 (Monday)

G’day bus plies Takasago streets
Thousands of Japanese visitors who came to Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games would have seen the Latrobe City New Energy posters on the back windows of buses

A True 'Tail' About a Dog!
Bass Coast Shire Council is calling on the community to help develop a dog policy for the Shire

Presentation marks retirement of ADASS volunteer
Adult Day Activity Support Service (ADASS) volunteer Flo Paulet, of Traralgon, was presented with a framed Certificate of Appreciation and a bouquet of flowers

Upgrade to dam wall to ensure Lake Narracan’s long-term security
The long-term security of Lake Narracan has been assured

22 Aug 2001 (Wednesday)

Marbs and Cuddlepot get safety first message across
Marbs and Cuddlepot (alias Lee Vague and Jill McCubbin from the Wishbone Theatre) have been promoting a road safety message

Local students praised for fundraising efforts
Ten Secondary students from six schools across the Latrobe Valley region are closer to achieving their dream of a two-week visit to Japan

Medical Information online
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Grant to deliver more equitable access to library resources
The Victorian State Government has allocated a grant of $4,230 to the Latrobe City Library Service

23 Aug 2001 (Thursday)

Audiences thrilled with Taizhou children’s performances
The Taizhou Children’s Performing Arts delegation has been playing to enthralled audiences this week

Bubble mania
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Fashion Mall Online
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24 Aug 2001 (Friday)

Council to deliver its Basslink summary by Friday
Latrobe City Council has prepared an executive summary of its analysis of the Basslink Draft Integrated Impact Statement

Deafness and Hearing Loss Expo at Wonthaggi
Everyone is welcome at a Deafness and Hearing Loss Expo at the Bass Coast Civic Centre

Healthy People, Healthy Environment Project
Last Wednesday, 30 people explored the delights of the Wonthaggi Heathlands

Community Grants Closing Soon
Community groups and organisations have until September 30 to apply for Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community Grants

Students to Help Design San Remo and Phillip Island
Students on Phillip Island and in San Remo have been invited to take part in an exhibition

27 Aug 2001 (Monday)

Big clean-up after storm damage to take weeks
The clean-up following last weekend’s wild and stormy weather is set to continue for some time to come

28 Aug 2001 (Tuesday)

The Smoking Gun
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Freaky Dreams - the stuff of nightmares
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Final Positions Not Set In LVBA
Last Sunday the action continued in the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association season with round nineteen games

30 Aug 2001 (Thursday)

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Daily Confessions
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