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Archive for: May, 2009

Rob’s Sandman fantasy


Stawell car enthusiast Robert Blight said his pride and joy, a 1978 HZ Holden Sandman panel van, was destined to be in his family forever. Despite numerous attempts to sell the car he purchased way back in 1978, Robert admitted pressure from the family had always prevented the sale. “I’ve often said now the children […]

Clough a true champion


Horsham Saints Football Netball Club trainer Ian Clough has been announced as champion individual winner of the Victorian Smartplay Sport Safety Champion awards 2009. The awards, run by Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program funded by VicHealth and the Department of Planning and Community Development, searched state wide for community sporting individuals with […]

Eagles face big task


Warrack Eagles face another daunting task in round seven of the Wimmera Netball Association tomorrow when they come up against a charging Horsham. After a sluggish start to the season Horsham has become one of the form teams of the competition and will enter the match on the back of a ‘come from behind’ win […]

Demons to win anticipated clash


Horsham v Warrack Eagles One of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the Wes Davidson Real Estate Wimmera League season sees Horsham welcome Warrack Eagles to the City Oval. Both teams go into the match on the back of solid victories, where they had to work all day to gain the four points. The interleague […]

Bombers form a real test for Kees


Noradjuha Quantong v Kalkee (Coughlan Park) Kalkee face their third big test in as many weeks and with the likes of Josh Mibus, Steve Schultz and Josh Rentsch in great form they should be able to pass with flying colors. Noradjuha Quantong will look to key forward Brad Sproule to ignite them and after nine […]

Armed and confident


Graduates of a Wimmera leadership program continue to feel armed with an enhanced sense of confidence and an understanding of ways to ‘get things done’. They have also spoken strongly about the benefits of the programs and encouraged other people to get involved. Kelli Harris of Naracoorte and Graham Hill, Horsham, who graduated from Leadership […]

Young people bitten by debt bug

More young people are contacting local financial counsellors seeking help to manage their debts. Many aged 18 to 25 are finding they were lent too much by banks and finance companies and some are now facing bankruptcy. Wimmera Uniting Care counselling and drought service manager Machele Jelsma said many young people were now unable to […]

Students graduate school of rock


Wimmera schools pulsated to the beat of rock ‘n’ roll last week when the national Boost Mobile Rock The Schools tour hit the region. It wasn’t quite as chaotic as punk icon The Ramones’ classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School but students made the most of every opportunity as the tour arrived at Horsham, Dimboola […]

Seminars tackle plight of river


Two riverfront breakfast seminars in Horsham and Jeparit next week will provide rare insight into the character, health and future of the Wimmera River. The sessions will coincide with World Environment Day on June 5. River-health experts David Tiller and Ross Hardie will be guest speakers at the seminars, designed to raise community awareness about […]

Help for war veterans


The personal welfare of Wimmera war veterans will be canvassed at a meeting in Horsham next week. Conducted by the Victorian branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia as part of a statewide series, the June 4 meeting is open to veterans of all wars. “While we are a Vietnam Veterans Association and we […]


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