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Archive for: July, 2009

Demons to outrun daring Eagles

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Warrack Eagles v Horsham @ Brim Warrack Eagles will give themselves a chance of upsetting league leaders Horsham when they meet at Brim. This is the first game Brim has hosted in more than two years and the Eagles will remember when they last played Horsham there, when they pushed them all the way. The […]

Kees face grand final challenger

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Harrow Balmoral v Kalkee @ Balmoral Could this be the grand final preview? After demoralising Rupanyup last week the Southern Roos will go into this game brimming with confidence, knowing they are playing good footy at the right time of the year. But the Kees aren’t undefeated sitting on top of the ladder for no […]

ON THE BALL

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Horsham Saints junior player Darcy Tucker and Dimboola’s Jayden Kuhne are in Queensland this week representing Victoria in national under-12 football championships. The Wimmera young guns were selected to play for the Victorian Primary School Sports Assocation state side taking on Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT and New South Wales in the week-long School […]

A great act to follow

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Lighting director Graeme Burgin, festival coordinator Russell Potter and staff member Sue Brown prepare for the 26th annual Ararat One Act Play Festival at Ararat Performing Arts Centre this weekend. Long-time Australian theatre performer, director and TV and stage writer Jon Stephens will be guest adjudicator. This year’s competitors include Ararat Theatre Company, Swizzle Sticks […]

Grampians ‘wonderland’ reopens

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Wonderland Loop, a walking track damaged by the Grampians fire in 2006, has reopened to the public. Parks Victoria ranger in charge Graham Parkes said the Wonderland Loop, which consists of three sections, was one of the most popular walks in the Grampians. “The reopening of the section of the Wonderland Loop, from Halls Gap […]

Living museum for Dimboola

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Walking and bicycle tracks and a “living museum” will be developed in a recreational and cultural project at Dimboola, backed by a $95,500 Brumby Labor Government grant announced by Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford. The inter-linked tracks and “living museum” will be established around Nine Creeks reserve, the Common and the Wimmera River. The […]

International guest

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Renowned international pianist Roman Rudnytsky has toured Australia approximately every two years since 1979. On his 16th and most exhaustive tour, he makes his first visit to Horsham at Wesley Performing Arts Centre on August 7 at 8pm. For this debut concert, Wesley’s Schimmel Hidden Beauty piano will sing with masterworks from many of the […]

Program a must: business leader

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Chris Taylor is combining fresh business savvy with a simple hard-work philosophy as he develops his award-winning Warracknabeal business BelleVue Trading. Mr Taylor, who plans to expand his machinery brokerage and farm-supply venture into a ‘complete’ spray shop, is experiencing the benefits of a Leadership Wimmera program. He is one of 12 Wimmera people to […]

Anniversary party for chemotherapy unit

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Former nurses returned from Albury and Bendigo to help Wimmera Base Hospital celebrate the 10th anniversary of its chemotherapy unit last week. Day oncology unit associate charge nurse Wendy Sleep paid tribute to the work of the original committee members who ensured the unit would become a reality. “The persistent and tireless hard work of […]

Fire fighters begin countdown

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Wimmera firefighters have launched a 100-day countdown to the summer fire season. CFA members and volunteers gathered at Haven Primary School on Tuesday to launch the program, which aims to help the region prepare for the threat of bushfire. CFA Region 17 community education coordinator Jenny McGennisken said the countdown was a statewide initiative. “The […]

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