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Archive for: March, 2009

Outreach program for fire victims

Wimmera Uniting Care staff have begun a major outreach program, where every fire affected household will be visited by agency staff on weekdays from 6-8pm and on weekends. CEO Wendy Middleton said the aim of the program was to draw out any stress and financial trauma that may not have arisen in the weeks following […]

Orange you hungry?


Wimmera Health Care Group celebrated its cultural diversity with a morning tea of orange-flavoured muffins and cups of orange juice as part of Harmony Day festivities at the hospital. Scottish-born Janice Chalmers offers a tray of orange muffins to staff including Tony Tuohey, CEO Chris Scott, Anne Richards, board president Bonnie Thompson and Papua New […]

Kenny show goes on


A concert featuring world-famous soprano Yvonne Kenny will go ahead in Horsham this Saturday night. Slow ticket sales had placed the performance in jeopardy but a “call to arms” from promoters last week has been answered by the Wimmera community, allowing the concert to proceed. Horsham Town Hall venue manager Graeme Russell said it was […]

What’s in a name?


Quantong leadlighting artist Molly Galpin is looking for a name for her latest work, this mosaic mannequin she created for the Art Is… Tasty festival commencing Friday night in Horsham. The Natimuk Hospital nurse will be displaying her creations at Horsham Plaza on Friday and Saturday and is hoping someone can come up with an […]

Land Wanted

Scenic land wanted for use.  We are Horsham’s Celtic re-enactment group and we would love to hear from sombody who has some available land they would be willing to allow us to camp on and hold small events on.  If you have something that is suitable and available and you don’t mind about 10 people […]

Classic collectable


Gordon Reynolds has fond memories of his ‘one true love’, a 1974 LH Torana SL, a car he has owned since brand new in 1975. Gordon said he purchased the Torana for work purposes and has been unable to part with it over the past 33 years.. “I was a freelance sales representative for home […]

Hard work is the aim for Horsham Saints


Horsham Saints were the surprise packets of last year’s Wimmera Football League season, making the grand final from fifth after winning 50 percent of their home and away games. Throughout the season the Saints were able to beat every team in the competition but they dropped some games to teams that finished outside of the […]

Community self-help health groups receive special Government funding

Community self-help health groups in the Grampians region have received major boosts with projects set to win Government funding. The funding was announced during a special visit from member for Ripon Joe Helper last Friday. Mr Helper said the funding was deserved recognition of the efforts of local volunteers in assisting people with a chronic […]

New synthetic greens for Aradale

The Aradale Bowling Club can look forward to a strong future with the completion of the brand new synthetic bowling green at the Club, Member for Ripon Joe Helper announced last week. Mr Helper was speaking after officially opening the new green on behalf of Minister for Sport and Recreation James Merlino. “As local communities […]

Poet launches Solitaire


Recognised as one of Ararat’s accomplished characters on the Theatre Company’s stage, Ian Harris has been writing poetry since 1970 and has now produced a book of his most inspired collections. Having completed an honors degree in literature at Deakin University, Ian spent over 26 years in education centres in Victorian prisons, including 10 years […]


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