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Archive for: October, 2008

Ray relives magic day

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It’s been 60 years since a young lad from country Victoria made it big piloting 80-1 shot Rimfire to victory in the 1948 Melbourne Cup. But Stawell’s Ray Neville can recall that magical day as if it were only yesterday. The youngest jockey ever to win “the race that stops a nation”, Ray started his […]

Hearts racing at Hotshots arrival

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Australia’s hottest male revue show, Sydney Hotshots, is back to set the hearts of Wimmera women racing. After months spent touring the north, south and west of Australia, Sydney’s sexiest six packs are back, with a brand new show and all new guys that are sure to treat the women of Nhill, Stawell, Warracknabeal and […]

State honour for good old-fashioned service

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A Lake Bolac-based business in the grip of a phenomenal growth spurt has been acknowledged with a prestigious award. Gorst Rural Supplies was recently declared winner of this year’s Country and Rural category of The Age/Dunne and Bradstreet statewide business awards. The business, which grew at the astonishing rate of 121 per cent in the […]

Building on positives

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Ararat manufacturer Gason is optimistic about an excellent 2008/09 financial year and recently added to its enthusiastic outlook by winning the commercial inventor award at the Newdegate Field Days in Western Australia. Managing director Les Gason said while there was considerable concern about the world economic scene, he believed the future for Gason was very […]

No rattles in Starliner

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Legend has it that it was more difficult to remove Steve Vandenberg’s ‘61 Ford from the New Mexico ranch where it had sat, in a dry desert heat, for 10 years, than it was to ship it out to Australia. The ranch was full of rattlesnakes! Somehow the people who removed it from the property […]

ON SHOW

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The many facets of the sport of calisthenics will be on display when Horsham Calisthenics College presents its annual concert next week. The college is enjoying its most successful year to date, with all competing teams coming home with placings and aggregates titles and the the club winning the overall aggregate at Horsham competitions in […]

Welsh choir in Ararat

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The Australian Welsh Male Choir is set to perform in Ararat next week. The acclaimed Mornington Peninsula-based choir will star in a one-off concert at Ararat Town Hall on November 8. Spokesman Vern Poole said the 7.30pm performance was a fundraiser for Ararat’s Emergency Relief Fund through the Ararat Uniting Church. “The concert will feature […]

Simpsons seals deals

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A busy western Victorian firm with its headquarters in Horsham is supplying a casual workforce for State Government road-construction and maintenance programs across the state. Labour-hire specialists Simpsons have won two major contracts with VicRoads and VicRoads business Sprayline. The contracts provide more than 100 workers for jobs across Victoria for two years. The contract […]

Donation kickstarts major Wool Factory expansion

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A major donation will help Horsham’s The Wool Factory kickstart a project that will double the size of its fine wool output. Wimmera benefactor Geoff Handbury donated $100,000 to the Golf Course Road disability service during its 25th birthday celebrations last week. The Wool Factory chief executive Tony Craig said the ACE Radio owner’s contribution […]

KNOTT A LOT

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Auction items continue to build ahead of a next month’s auction and cabaret for Horsham’s Knott family. Horsham Betta Electrical owner Greg Souter and Horsham Saints president Graeme Deleeuw display the growing pile of items which includes an impressive array of football memorabilia. To donate an item for the auction, contact Graeme at Western General […]

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