• Doukas elected mayor

    MAILORS Flat farmer Jim Doukas received a unanimous vote of approval to take on the role of mayor for Moyne Shire.When Cr James Purcell nominated Cr Doukas for the position there was silence, with no other names thrown into the ring.Cr Doukas told the Mortlake Dispatch he was delighted to accept the position.“I’ve had eight years […]

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  • CFA searches for new home

    MORTLAKE CFA is in urgent need of a new fire station headquarters.The emergency organisation has been informed there is money available but a new site away from the present station is needed.Group captain Doug Parker said the local CFA has identified two locations as options.The favoured one is on the present SES site at the […]

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  • Colour age begins

    AFTER 12 months in the planning and a $400,000 equipment upgrade, the first colour edition of the Terang Express has hit the streets.In a complete transformation, the new look publication includes a revamped masthead, bright catchy ads and selected full colour photographs.Western District Newspapers managing editor Stewart Esh said the move to colour was a huge […]

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  • Flowers to bloom at Rose Show

    ORGANISERS of this year’s St James’ Anglican Church Rose Show are predicting that flowers will be in full bloom for the event.In 2009 roses and irises bloomed earlier than anticipated due to a hot spell but rain last weekend would be beneficial.Event organiser Geraldine Golsworthy said weather played an important role with flowers.“Continuous hot weather […]

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  • Woolongoon opens its gates

    GARDEN lovers were given a real treat at Woolongoon last Sunday.From 10am an estimated crowd of 2000 people from many parts of the state and interstate attended a real garden of paradise.The Woolongoon gardens are set on about four acres and feature all the flowers of spring along with some majestic old trees.Friends of Abbeyfield Mortlake […]

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  • Sad day for local trader

    THE sign above Evans Friendly Grocers shop in Dunlop Street Mortlake states the business was first established in 1873.Over the past 137 years the business has changed hands several times, with the Evans family the proprietors for almost 25 years.At the end of this week, Alan, his wife Marie and daughter Carol will say goodbye to […]

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