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Archive for: September, 2009

Horsham set for cracking show


The Wimmera show season is set to kick off with a bang with a big line-up of attractions for Horsham’s 131st grand annual show this Tuesday and Wednesday. Horsham Agricultural Society president Geoff Eagle said there would be entertainment for people of all ages during the two days and two big nights of the show. […]

Restoration works on Wimmera ‘Cathedral’


Significant restoration works have commenced on the historic Murtoa Stick Shed. Heritage Council of Victoria chair Daryl Jackson said expert contractors had begun conservation works to stabilise the threatened building – the only one of its kind still standing in Australia. “As well as remembering the fantastic contribution our troops made during the Second World […]

Kids in the kitchen


Horsham sisters Demi, Ebony, Imogen and Eloise Norton receive hands-on cooking classes from tutors Helen Fisher and Robyn Lardner at Schier Cabinet Makers’ Horsham showroom. Helen and Robyn will take on 40 eager young students next week when they present Mini Masterchef at the Horsham Show. Helen, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London, […]

School Holiday fun at the Ararat Library


    School Holiday fun at the Ararat Library Wondering what to do in the school holidays? Join us at Ararat Library for some free holiday fun. Fur & Scales – Tuesday 22nd September, 11.00am Due to the success of his last visit Greg Culell from Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo will be here […]



More than 300 women from across the region attended the eighth annual Women, Wisdom and Wellbeing dinner last Friday night in Ararat. The night was hailed an outstanding success with guest comedian Denis Scott entertaining a responsive audience who came along to support the dinner which was organised by the EGHS Auxiliary. Proceeds from the […]

Festival fun for children


Children’s day has always been an integral part of Ararat Golden Gateway Festival which is this year celebrating its 50th year. As no school holiday is permitted this year an exciting, adventurous and ambitious program is being planned for more than 770 primary school students on October 23. Children can choose to participate in more […]

Trent’s skills to go under hammer

Horsham’s Trent Johnson will be among 10 of Victoria’s most talented young auctioneers competing in the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition this weekend. The 21-year-old, who has been selling sheep at Horsham saleyards for the past six months, will take on Victoria’s rising stars in a bid to be named […]

Cooper in crop comp


Glenorchy student Damien Cooper is competing in the inaugural Australian University Crop Competition in Temora, NSW, from September 25-27. Damien, who attends LaTrobe University in Melbourne, said he entered the competition as a great opportunity to gain experience, learn new skills and meet others from the agricultural community. After graduating from university, Damien plans to […]

Family nurse joins hospital team


A new family planning nurse has joined the community health team at Wimmera Health Care Group. Sharyn Cook has commenced in the role, replacing Genevieve Lilley, who has moved away from the region. Director of Clinical Services Don McRae said Sharyn brought a broad range of skills and experience to the role. “Sharyn has worked […]

Around the pounds


Ararat Rural City Council has three dogs available for adoption this week. They include Labarador cross pups, one male and one female, which would make great family companions. The other is a friendly eight year old Jack Russell. For information phone 5355 0200. Horsham Rural City Council has two cats available for adoption. Phone Wayne […]


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