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Anzac connection

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham community leaders and RSL representatives have urged people to grasp a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of 100th anniversary Anzac Day activities.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Kealy slams ‘waste’

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken of her frustration in failing to convince Premier Daniel Andrews to finance major regional projects.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Gold drilling underway at Tatyoon

Navarre Minerals is likely to know within a couple of months how much potential a Grange deposit in a ‘Stawell Corridor’ near Tatyoon, south of Ararat, has in producing the region’s next major gold boom.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat seeks money to help health blueprint

Ararat municipal leaders are confident their Ararat Active City program remains the ideal blueprint to tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic and are busy preparing a fresh approach to government leaders for funding.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Family violence inquiry calls for Wimmera input

Wimmera people will have a chance to contribute to a Royal Commission into Family Violence when it sits in the Wimmera later this year.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
SUMMIT SUCCESS: West Wimmera Mayor Annette Jones and Horsham councillor Heather Phillips at the Rural Councils Victoria summit at Halls Gap last week.

Councils plan for next rural summit

Representatives from rural councils across Victoria have wound up a Rural Summit at Halls Gap by confirming their next annual gathering will be in Marysville.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Anzac connection

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham community leaders and RSL representatives have urged people to grasp a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of 100th anniversary Anzac Day activities.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Rugging up

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The painted faces of youngsters, from left, Molly Gawith, Lili Wilson, Ruby Wilson of Murtoa match their colourful blankets during A Day at the Lake at Lake Marma at Murtoa.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Youth art festival returns

CELEBRATION: A festival at Lake Charlegrark, west of Goroke, will celebrate youth art in the region with various performances, activities, exhibitions and a colour fun run.

The artistic talent of the region’s youth will be showcased at the third annual Youth Art @ Charlegrark Exhibition and Market Day on May 3.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Hair shaved for dollars for fight against cancer

SUCCESS: A new-look Greta Carey after her money-raising head-shave.

Concongella’s Greta Carey is among the Leukaemia Foundation’s highest money raisers in the nation after attracting more than $22,000 in sponsorship.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Healthy outcomes

TEAM HEALTH: from left, Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House manager Karen Fuller, Yarriambiack Shire Living At Home assessor Bronwyn Clayton, Rural Northwest Health community health manager Ngareta Melgren and CARG co-ordinator John Aitken prepare for the start of a new season.

Several northern Wimmera community organisations are combining resources to launch an innovative new program that will take a new approach to health and wellness.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Hockey games in full swing

By KELLY O’BRIEN Wimmera Hockey Association’s 2015 season is in full swing with another great day at Yanac on Saturday.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Teacher wins Ryan handicap

EXAMPLE: Andrew Reynolds on his way to winning Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s Ryan Family Handicap.

A regimen of doing all the right things jettisoned Ararat teacher Andrew Reynolds, 33, to a ‘last hop’ win in Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s Ryan Family Handicap.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

First win for Giants side

By MICK SHANNON The Southern Mallee Giants have produced their first victory as an amalgamated club by defeating Walpeup-Underbool by 51 points at Hopetoun.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Anzac legacy teaches a life lesson for all

By DEAN LAWSON Lest we forget! The words come annually during solemn moments of commemorative services, often slicing through the chilly dawn air and finding their way into into the collective national soul on Anzac Day.

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Personal comments

We stress that comments in a story submitted by Keith Lofthouse in our April 8 edition in reference to Ararat participation in a regional fun run by no means reflected the opinions of staff or management at The Weekly Advertiser.

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Petition to be tabled

It is hard to know when to stop when talking about the poor condition of some of our regional roads.

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Tapas time

An inaugural 100 Mile Michael Unwin Tapas event on the Wimmera River in Horsham raised more than $1600 for Wimmera Health Care Group.

Apr 1 2015 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Ararat seeks money to help health blueprint

Ararat municipal leaders are confident their Ararat Active City program remains the ideal blueprint to tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic and are busy preparing a fresh approach to government leaders for funding.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
Environment ROADSIDE WARRIORS: Stawell Urban Landcare volunteers clean rubbish from the Western Highway near Stawell.

Group joins road clean-up program

Stawell Urban Landcare has joined Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s Adopt a Roadside program.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
Politics

Kealy slams ‘waste’

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken of her frustration in failing to convince Premier Daniel Andrews to finance major regional projects.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Opening act

Tim Rogers will feature on the opening night of this year’s Art is… festival.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance

Business owners’ superannuation

M any self-employed people view the sale of their business as their retirement fund – their superannuation.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
To The Editor

Equality

SIR – I must reply to the letter titled Misogynistic Views in the April 8 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

Apr 22 2015 / Read More
Agriculture

Replacement of water boards

Victorian Farmers Federation is concerned about the spill of all board positions across the rural water authorities.

Apr 15 2015 / Read More
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