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  • Sailing on

    A new generation of sailors took to the water at Deep Lake on Friday as part of Water Safety Week.Yachting Victoria teamed up with Derrinallum P-12 and the Derrinallum Yacht and Power Boat Club to present the day, one of four to be held at the school.PE teacher Russell Moyle said the lake had been […]

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  • Solid team

    TWELVE long-term employees with South West Healthcare Camperdown were honoured for their services last week.The employees were presented with Staff Service Awards at South West Healthcare’s annual year in review celebrations.Pictured are Jane Kingston (20 years), Linda Gaut (20 years), Jeanette Recihman (30 years), Angela Absalom (10 years), Mary O’Bryan (25 years) and Sue Cooper […]

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  • Road closure widens

    AFTER being partially closed to through traffic for just over five weeks, Lake Bullen Merri Road is now fully closed to the public.A ‘Road Closed’ sign was erected at the north beach entry to the road last Wednesday.Landowner Fred Sadler jnr said he had no choice but to close the road.“Myself and my neighbouring landowner […]

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  • Locals back ANF action

    BANDED together in red and white, nurses in Camperdown took a stand for better pay and working conditions this week.Their action saw eight of the hospital’s 25 beds closed in-line with the Australian Nurses Federation’s industrial campaign which saw nearly 900 hospital beds closed across Victoria.The union was demanding an 18.5 per cent pay rise […]

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  • Local youth shine

    CAMPERDOWN College excelled at the third annual Corangamite Youth Achievement Awards winning three categories.Over 300 people attended Terang’s Civic Hall on Saturday evening to help celebrate the achievements of the nine award recipients announced on the night.Camperdown College VCAL class was awarded the Community Service Group Award and the College’s environment group took out the […]

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  • Badge of honour

    BRINGING down a crazed man who had already strangled his mother and brutally stabbed his neighbour has earned Constable Steven Murphy Victoria Police’s highest award.Presented for “exceptional bravery in extremely perilous circumstances”, Const Murphy was officially presented with a Valour Award on October 14.The Pomborneit local was on duty at Broadmeadows when the volatile incident […]

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  • Cup chance for French connection

    WHEN the horses pound down the home straight at Flemington today, Camperdown’s Geoffrey Faber hopes Dunaden will be leading the charge.Mr Faber has had a key role in seeing the Geelong Cup winner make it to Australia’s biggest race and says the six year-old bay is a good chance to win.A blood stock agent by […]

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  • Ready for the frontline

    When Gus Currell arrived in Camperdown seven years ago he volunteered his services with the local ambulance service as an assistant – these days he’s on the books as a bonafide ambulance officer in his own right.“My father has been an Ambulance Community Officer at Timboon for over 30 years, so it’s no real surprise […]

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  • Rockabilly sensation

    MORE than 7000 people and 600 cars rolled into town over the weekend for the 2011 Camperdown Cruise, transforming the town back in time to the 50s.Billed as an outstanding success, organiser Arthur Bruce said the event was still growing.“The atmosphere was incredible – people were hyped up to have fun and that’s exactly what […]

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  • Ready to rock

    WITH nearly 550 pre-registrations, this weekend’s Camperdown Cruise is shaping up to be the biggest yet.   Organiser Arthur Bruce said the pre-registrations had more than doubled last year’s 220. “It’s a great indicator on how much the event is growing from year to year,” Mr Bruce said. “To have so much early support is […]

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