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Archive for: April, 2009

A much-needed lift


The Weekly Advertiser has teamed with Action Aids Australia to give away a brand new leather Serena riser recliner armchair to one lucky reader. The motorised leather lift-chair is the ultimate in luxury, comfort and ease of operation and could be making its way to your lounge room this winter. Action Aids Australia managing director […]

Time and money was well spent


Horsham car lover David Harry jokes about how much time and money he spent restoring his pride and joy, a 1959 Ford Mainline. But asked if it was worth it in the end, David said the finished product was a ‘dream come true’. “I bought the frame for $1000 back in 2000 and I spent […]



Talented Horsham athlete Sophie Hutchinson will compete in the Australian Little Athletics multi event championships in Adelaide on Saturday. And she will take some outstanding form into the event, pictured on her way to a win in the 90m hurdles at Olympic Park recently. Sophie won a place in the Victorian team at the Adelaide […]

Anzac Day to provide top action


Horsham United v Horsham Saints (City Oval, Saturday) The traditional Anzac Day clash between these two rivals will have extra intensity about it after both teams registered significant victories last week. The Diggers got the points over Nhill in a shootout at Davis Park, while the Saints had little more than a training run against […]

Kalkee set to get the ball rolling


Pimpinio v Kalkee (Dimboola, Sunday) A talented Kalkee midfield should see the reigning premiers grab four premiership points in their first outing for 2009 against Pimpinio. Paul Christian, Hamish Exell, Andrew Jackson, Steve Schultz and Jay Tucker lead an impressive on ball brigade for Kalkee and it will take a huge effort from Matt Everitt, […]

Aradale asylum’s doors will open

In a bid to enhance understanding of how Victoria’s psychiatric patients were treated in the 1800s, the doors of Ararat’s infamous Asylum for the Insane will be opened to the public later this month. As of May 3, guided tours will be staged at the institution each weekend on an ongoing basis. The tours are […]

Muster massive success


Mundurra Muster coordinator Dianne Radford has hailed the event a raging success after last Sunday more than $70,000 was raised from the event at Langi Logan. Mrs Radford said more than 500 guests took part in the muster and she was delighted with the result. “To raise more than $70,000 from the muster is a […]

Master’s Voice in town


Wesley Performing Arts Centre will host the 2009 Autumn tour of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s A Master’s Voice on April 29 at 8pm. The orchestra’s tour is brought to eight regional centres across Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria. Acclaimed soloist Australian pianist-composer Ian Munro will accompany the MCO on tour for an engaging evening of the […]

Around the pounds


Northern Grampians Shire Council has a number of animals that require new homes. They include a five-year-old female wirehaird terrier that would be suitable for anyone with a small yard. There is also a male terrier that has a great temperament, a female terrier that is great with children and a female kelpie cross. The […]

Volunteers praised for conservation


Local Horsham volunteers Mary Dodds and Janice Hyett have been thanked by Conservation Volunteers Australia for helping to conserve a unique photographic collection held by Horsham Historical Society. The project was part of the Community Stewardship initiative managed by Conservation Volunteers Australia. Heritagecare projects enable people to volunteer for a defined period of time and […]


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