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Archive for: March, 2008

Warriors aim higher


After making the grand final last year, there is one goal for the Stawell Warriors this year and that is to go one better. Coach Dale Power and his recruiting team have gone all out to rectify the major deficiency they suffered throughout the finals, restocking the Warriors’ onball brigade with Ben Scott and Damien […]

Jamieson scorches to history books

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Pre-race favourite Sam Jamieson is $40,000 richer after winning the 127th edition of Australia’s richest footrace, the Australia Post Stawell Gift. Jamieson, running off a mark of six metres and paying $1.30 with the bookmakers, scored a convincing two metre victory over the 120m dash. The 21-year-old first year exercise science student stopped the clock […]

Rats sponsorship the Best


Best Community Development Job Network Service has become one of Ararat Football Club’s most treasured sponsors, jumping on board ahead of the 2008 Wimmera Football League season. Best Horsham manager Roy Henwood, Ararat Football Club president Murray Jensen, Ararat and Stawell Best manager Julie McDougall and Ararat coach Scott Turner celebrate the announcement which will […]

Jeff takes his Chevy everywhere


        Horsham dental technician Jeff Umbers is typical of your passionate car restorer though his dedication is extraordinary. Around the turn of the century, Jeff began a quest to find a 1957 Chevrolet to restore and soon ran into complications. Jeff told Motorzine that when he contacted the Chevrolet club in Melbourne […]

A high performance new business


A new auto business in Horsham is catering to Wimmera drivers who really care for their car. CARISMA Car Care sells an extensive range of high performance parts, lubricants and accessories for all types of makes and models. The business also stocks the high quality Fusion car audio range and offers an extensive car detailing […]

Group congratulated for vital link


Members of the Grampians Gariwerd National Park Advisory Group have been congratulated for their major contribution to the management of the Grampians National Park following the recent completion of their term. Parks Victoria regional manager for Victoria West Rod Newnham said the group had provided a vital link between the National Park and the broader […]



Dimboola sisters Dominique and Brittany Wren have been selected as the winners of The Weekly Advertiser’s Cadbury Colouring Competition. Brittany and Dominique, pictured with younger brother Isaac, upstaged hundreds of entries in the competition to claim the prize worth more than $165. Runners-up in the colouring competition were Jordyn Gray of Horsham, Bree Netherway of […]

New wheelchair equipment


Last week’s installation of a Liberty Swing was the beginning of a new era for accessibility in the Northern Grampians Shire Council. The swing is the first piece of ‘wheelchair-friendly’ play equipment installed in Stawell, much to the delight of local community members who gathered for the launch at Cato Park. Northern Grampians community development […]



YMCA volunteer Sue Papst and Horsham Aquatic Centre coordinator of operations and aquatic programs Jai Pumphrey enjoy a healthy breakfast in celebration of the relaunch of the Horsham North Primary School breakfast program. Thanks to ongoing support from the YMCA and several other Horsham businesses the program is set to continue after ceasing at the […]



Jacky Roberts is set to jet off to Queensland after accepting her prize from Rob Ticchi in the Wail Nursery Gold Coast holiday giveaway. To enter the competition all Jacky had to do was make a purchase at the nursery and fill in an entry form. She beat hundreds of entrants in the prize that […]


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