A Goornong family received the best present of all when baby Laura was born early Christmas morning,By Elaine Cooney
Goornong’s Donna Papworth was due to give birth on December 22 but when there was no movement, jokes began to fly about the possibility of a Christmas delivery.
Because Donna was so heavily pregnant, they arranged for the extended family to have Christmas lunch at their home but instead had to settle for a late lunch elsewhere.
‘‘(On) Christmas Eve it became quite apparent Laura was going to be born on Christmas Day,’’ she said.
Donna and her husband Ken rushed to St John of God hospital in Bendigo at 2am on Christmas morning and Laura was born at 3.24am, weighing 3.9kg (3920g).
Donna said Santa managed to make a quick detour to deliver Kate’s Christmas presents to her grandmother’s house and Laura was paid a visit by Santa at the hospital.
‘‘The staff did such a good job of making it feel like Christmas,’’ she said.
‘‘The girls (staff) were excited about a Christmas baby.’’
Donna said she had a year to think about how they were going to celebrate Laura’s birthdays and would take any tips she could get.
But right now she is enjoying spending some quiet time with her newly extended family.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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