For many of those attending the Gore High School centennial celebrations over the Easter weekend, the time of reminiscing was completed in style on Sunday afternoon with a concert at Gore's Town and Country Club given by ex-pupils and staff.
A 1961 Plymouth Belvedere that was bought new by the late Mitty Hood in December 1961 has been lovingly restored by his son, Michael, and recently won the top honours at the Great USA Day American car rally in Dunedin.
Outstanding success in the Trinity Guildhall examinations is being celebrated this week by three pupils of St Peter's College in Gore.
Tapanui and Blue Mountain College are definitely not places where you would be advised to pick on anyone, especially with the West Otago Karate Club having produced three black belts this year.
One visitor to the Gore High School centennial celebrations at the weekend had bittersweet memories of the time she spent at the school during the years of World War 2.
Winton farmer Kyle Thorburn is the Otago/ Southland National Bank Young Farmer contest regional finalist after he won the final round by just one point last Saturday.
Perhaps it has something to do with the healthy country lifestyle or perhaps it is the distance some children have to ride to school - either way, the children of Waikaka School have shown they have what it takes when it comes to riding a bike.
‘‘Totally surprised and overwhelmed,'' was how Waikaka teacher Aileen Ryan said she felt after a function held in the Waikaka School library on Tuesday last week to celebrate her 30 years of teaching the new entrants at Waikaka School.
Eastern Southland tennis celebrated its junior division with a special prizegiving for the players on Monday night.
The Gore District Council (GDC) is calling for water savings in the face of plummeting reservoir levels.