Anne Simmons

Journalist at Latrobe Valley Express

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Sharing caring experiences

Sharing caring experiences

Long-term foster carer from Pakenham, Karen McIntosh said many people did not realise the different types of care people could offer.  

Lisa finds her place in SES

Lisa finds her place in SES

Victoria State Emergency Service Moe unit deputy controller for training Lisa May was climbing up a ladder in an internal training course, strapped in a harness and connected to anchor points, carrying with her a "ridiculous" fear of heights.  

Callinan channels sounds of swing

Callinan channels sounds of swing

Melbourne comedian Damian Callinan was in Paris a few years ago when a mob of swing dancers "came out of the woodwork" around him and he was halfway between "seething jealousy and admiration".  

Yallourn North garden engages the senses

Yallourn North garden engages the senses

A vegetable garden for Yallourn North preschoolers equipped with colourful play equipment to engage all the senses has been the brainchild of 16 students at Kurnai College.  

Graduates AIME high

Graduates AIME high

Two year 12 Kurnai College students graduated from an Indigenous mentoring program at Federation University in Churchill on Thursday, June 14 with new, bright red hoodies and aspirations for where finishing school should take them.  

Calls to explain train pain

Calls to explain train pain

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is planning to submit a written request for information in Parliament asking the state government why commuters cannot yet see works underway from previously announced upgrades to train stations in the Latrobe Valley.  

More housing needed

More housing needed

State member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has stressed the need for more public housing in Gippsland following a report which revealed an increase in demand around the state.  

Abused elderly can get local assistance

Abused elderly can get local assistance

One of the biggest barriers for elderly members of the community seeking help for abuse is the fact the abuse is coming from a close loved one, Latrobe Community Health Service elder abuse prevention and response liaison officer Deirdre Howard said.  

Gaudy gourd band at Tyers

Gaudy gourd band at Tyers

Latrobe Valley folk musician Penelope Swales was talking with a guitar maker about the difficulties in being paid for the time spent on the craft before the focus turned to a gourd she had bought from an African shop.  

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