Lifestyle

Wintry weather hits, but it won’t last long

Many residents turned to heaters and extra doonas during a cooler than average weekend in Shepparton, with temperatures dropping to close to 7°C overnight on Sunday and yesterday morning.. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Stewart said

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Declan Martin
Feb 21 2017
Lifestyle

Poll: how much bereavement leave is enough?

Facebook recently announced they have doubled the bereavement leave allowance for staff.. Employees can now take up to 20 days off with pay following the death of an immediate family member. . According to the Australian Fair Work Obdusman

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Shepparton News
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Lifting taboos about deaths

It can be the hardest job anyone will ever have to do and it does not pay a cent.. Goulburn Valley Hospice’s Carmel Smith said caring for a friend or a loved one at the end of their life was an important role, but one that not many people knew

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Barclay White
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Moving out of the shadows

When Colin Cliff was diagnosed with epilepsy 24 years ago, working full-time was no longer an option, and his self-esteem plummeted.. When he suffered a seizure, he was working as an orchard hand, but suddenly found himself unemployed and unable to

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Swimmers just keep on...

Some 63 swimmers helped raise just less than $10000 at this year’s MS 24-hour Mega Swim at Aquamoves on the weekend.. ‘‘I was very happy with the participation numbers,’’ Shepparton MS 24-hour Mega Swim community host Damien Stevens said

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Suffering goes on

When Undera’s Libby Thomas contracted Ross River virus in 1984, she was prepared to wave the illness goodbye after just a few weeks.. But more than 30 years later, Mrs Thomas has suffered from debilitating lymphedema and ongoing health problems as

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Tara Whitsed
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Learning leadership,...

Shepparton Air Force Cadets had a recruitment day on Saturday, with more than 10 youngsters signing up to be part of the squadron.. ‘‘We’re calling on more young teenagers to be apart of cadets,’’ Shepparton Air Force Cadets commanding

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Nyla returns home

Jemma Sims said it felt like a member of her family had been kidnapped when she discovered her prized Siberian husky puppy had gone missing.. The Shepparton teenager had been given the prized purebred as a combined Christmas and birthday present

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Barclay White
Feb 20 2017
Lifestyle

Increase in renters due to high property prices

Skyrocketing property prices have led to a surge in the number of Victorians entering the rental market, creating fierce competition and increased discrimination against tenants on low incomes, a new report shows.. The report, prepared by CHOICE

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Lifestyle

Expo full of variety, innovation

About 25000 visitors are expected to converge on Seymour this weekend for the 25th annual Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, which starts today.. The event, featuring more than 500 exhibits and plenty of attractions, is the perfect chance for farmers

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Tara Whitsed
Feb 17 2017
Lifestyle

Deadly duel a Facebook...

Forget all the epic animal battles you’ve seen before — this one is like no other.. When a deadly juvenile eastern brown snake slithered its way into the workshop of North Vic Engines Cobram on Wednesday, there was someone there to save the

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Jenna Bishop
Feb 17 2017
Lifestyle

Nationally recognised

Shepparton Women’s Health Centre demonstrated its commitment to quality and safety yesterday when it was awarded a national accreditation.. The centre received the recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited, the leading

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Taylah Burrows
Feb 17 2017
Lifestyle

Dancers take pole...

Four young Mooroopna-based dancers have taken out several of the top prizes at a recently held Wonderland Events pole and dance competition in Melbourne.. The women’s combined efforts saw them take out first place in the three categories they

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Tara Whitsed
Feb 16 2017
Education

Garden a goer

The community has helped Toolamba Primary School refurbish its dilapidated garden beds this week and students are rapt with the transformation.. ‘‘We’ve re-dug all the garden beds, planted new seedlings and been donated new garden equipment

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Preps in the park

Children participating in KidsTown’s Preps in the Playground program were on a mission to locate and capture creepy crawlies yesterday during a bushwalk with a Parks Victoria ranger.. Ranger Anna led a group of children as young as two years old

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Taylah Burrows
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Swim aims to offer mega support to MS sufferers

This year’s Shepparton MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is set to be bigger than ever with more than 100 participants expected to take to the water on Saturday and Sunday.. Funds raised by the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim offer people living with multiple sclerosis

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Bowel cancer check in...

Shepparton’s Vic Warden never thought he would be diagnosed with bowel cancer.. He was so convinced of this that when he turned 50 he did not use the bowel cancer screening test sent to him in the mail.. But when he moved to Shepparton from

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Bringing the galaxy...

Primary school was where Bunbartha’s Peter Read first became interested in astronomy and, more particularly, telescopes.. ‘‘A friend lent me a book on astronomy and it was there I realised I could build my own telescope,’’ Mr Read, 62

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Maggie ensures...

Ave Maria Village’s resident cat Maggie can often be seen lounging in the sun or cuddling up to one of her many human friends at the retirement home.. Maggie has lived there for 15 years and many of the staff cannot remember a time when she was

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 16 2017
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