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Archive for: June, 2008

Classic round of close contests


Nhill v Warrack Eagles What a great game this promises to be. The Tigers have strung together two wins on the trot, and are starting to realise the promise they have shown all year. The Eagles have taken the big scalp of Stawell and have jumped to third on the ladder. Now is the time […]

Finals spot on the line for Tigers


Natimuk v Pimpinio Two key Pimpinio players Daniel Baker and Clint Burdett loom as the difference between Natimuk losing or causing a huge upset by toppling the Tigers. The speed of Burdett and brilliance of Baker across half back will be the difference in the end result as the Rams don’t look to have the […]

Dimboola to get a peek


Dimboola will be peeking into the window of the Wimmera Netball Association five when it meets bottom-placed Minyip Murtoa on Saturday. The Roo girls are sitting one game and percentage outside the five and can threaten an uneasy Horsham Saints who have a difficult challenge against competition powerhouse Ararat at Coughlin Park. Dimboola coach Leanne […]

Fun for children these holidays


For some swashbuckling fun these school holidays a free performance of the highly energetic The Beginner’s Guide To Pirates will be held at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on July 9. Exclusive to the Wimmera, the touring show by Splash Theatre Company of South Australia is a tasty sea-story of jealousy, betrayal, sea-sickness and friendship. […]

Band releases brochure


As part of ongoing membership development, Ararat City Band has produced an information brochure that outlines how the band views its past, present and future. Co-ordinators of the brochure production Sarah Noakes and Greg Carroll, pictured with Marian College music co-ordinator Christine Bulger, centre, have begun the distribution process throughout the community with the aim […]

Good things run in small packages


Horsham retailer Neil Smith is probably a Jaguar man deep down. After all he owns three including his Series One XJ6 family car with its unique overdrive manual transmission and a 1964 e-type Jaguar which incredibly he won in a $2 raffle. But Neil’s pride and joy is his Morris Mini. While studying mechanical engineering […]



Amazing auction packages continue to come to the fore in preparation for Horsham’s second annual Blue Ribbon Foundation Ball in August. Following on from the “pamper package” announced recently, a Rosebrook Luncheon for ten people at Horsham Race Club’s Melbourne Cup Day race meeting is the next major donation. The lucky bidder will be able […]

Woodbine grant delight


A generous grant from ACE Radio owner Geoff Handbury has helped Warracknabeal business Woodbine provide a much better service, according to company CEO Ric Walsh. Mr Walsh said a $25,000 grant had proven a godsend in providing more and better working conditions for staff members. “Woodbine identified the need for additional office space as a […]

Region to benefit from China trade mission


The Wimmera region could potentially generate up to $50 million worth of business from China over the next two years, following a successful trade mission by the Wimmera Development Association and Horsham Rural City Council earlier this month. The main focus of the trip was to showcase produce from the Wimmera Southern-Mallee at the 16th […]

Stawell’s golden arches


Stawell is set to benefit from an employment boom after the Northern Grampians Shire Council received a planning permit for a new McDonalds at the corner of Seaby Street and the Western Highway. NGSC CEO Glen Davis, pictured celebrating the proposal outside the shire office, said he was delighted with the application and believed it […]


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