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Ladies leading local Lions Club

WOMEN are this year holding the top three leadership positions at the Lions Club of New Norfolk, a landmark event in the history of the club. As of July 1, Kerry Kievit holds the position of president, Margaret Bester is secretary and Denise Smith is the treasurer.Women have always been

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Three Victoria Cross recipients including New Norfolk's Wally Brown
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Anniversary of New Norfolk man’s Victoria Cross action

TODAY marks the 102nd anniversary of the act of heroism that earned New Norfolk-born Wally Brown the Victoria Cross. On July 6, 1918, Brown was serving with the Australian Army at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when he single-handedly decided to deal with an enemy sniper who was causing trouble. Discarding his rifle

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Michael Kievit painting a wall.
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Lions Club news: Meet Michael Kievit

ALWAYS ready with a joke and a laugh, Michael Kievit is a lively and dedicated member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk. He is often seen selling raffle tickets, cooking at barbecues and helping out at Baskerville Raceway and club working bees. Michael also serves as the club’s bar

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Pharmacist Bil Bird
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Ten years in business for popular pharmacist

THE start of the new financial year today represented the 10th anniversary in business for New Norfolk pharmacist Bel Bird. In a video posted on Facebook earlier today, Ms Bird said it had been a fantastic 10 years and she looked forward to several more decades in business at New

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Lions Club news: Meet Troy Bester

SOME of Troy Bester’s earliest memories are of being with his grandfather, Sam Wilton, at Lions Club activities. “I remember, when I was about eight or nine, helping with the chocolate wheel, collecting sheep dung to sell and we went to all the family nights,” Troy said. “Back then we

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Lions Club News: Meet Denise Smith

DENISE Smith has been a member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for almost three years. She has a “can do” approach to life and likes to keep busy. As well as being part of Lions activities such as the Chocolate Wheel, Carols in the Park and operating the entry

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Lions Club News: Meet Roger Triffett

ROGER Triffett has been an enthusiastic, easygoing and industrious member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk for 36 years. Over that time, he has worked on hundreds of Lions projects. These days he leads the Lions barbecue team and is most often seen turning onions and sausages over a,

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Youth worker’s scholarship rescheduled

Youth worker Matt Hill. A NEW Norfolk youth worker has been invited to take part in an online summit following a decision to postpone the National Youth Futures Summit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year it was announced that New Norfolk’s Matt Hill had been awarded a scholarship to

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Lions Club news: Meet Dick Andrew

DICK ANDREW has been a resident of the Derwent valley and an energetic member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for more than five years. “Heather, my wife, and I moved from Maleny, Queensland, to Molesworth where we purchased a property with our number two son,” Dick said. Heather and

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Lion of the Derwent Valley passes away

Leon O’Donnell in hisnavy days. THE Derwent Valley lost one of its most passionate advocates with the death of Leon O’Donnell last weekend, aged 80. Born in 1939, he lived his early years in Maydena, served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked at Australian Newsprint Mills for many years.

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Lions Club news: Meet Margaret Bester

Margaret Bester. THE New Norfolk Lions Club has long been a family affair for Margaret Bester. Her Dad, Sam Wilton, is a life member, and her son Troy is the current president. “Dad and some of my uncles joined the club in in the 1980s,” Margaret said. “I helped out

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Remembering Barry Gittus

Barry Gittus. MAYDENA lost a well-known and loved local identity with the recent passing of Barry Gittus, who died at home on May 9. Born in December 1943, he was the elder son of Cecil Gittus and Ruby Marshall, members of two prominent Derwent Valley families. The family, including siblings

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