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Archive for: January, 2010

New flags flying at hospital

Brand new flags are flying proudly at the front of Wimmera Base Hospital thanks to the support of Local Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty and Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest. Acting chief executive Don McRae said that the Health Care Group had two flag poles at the front of the hospital. “One is for […]

Big year to begin


Dave Prior and Bec Hance will start what will be a big year for the Horsham Country Music Association with performances at the Horsham RSL on February 11 and 12. February 11 will be a dinner and show commencing at 6.30pm and costs $30, while February 12 will be morning melodies at 9.30am, costing $10. […]



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Spectacular performance

Opera In The Alps 2010 Beechworth

The Art is… elemental festival will be launched with a spectacular performance by the Australian Scholars on February 27 at the Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham. Each year the Australian Vocal Scholars Program provides a selection of young singers with an invaluable opportunity to learn from and perform with singers of world standard. Following […]

Sound and Light Show goes strong

Contrary to some reports, the Harrow Sound and Light Show is set to continue in 2010, with the next show on April 17. Run by Horsham Promotion and Development Group, Sound and Light Show treasurer Glyness Haylock said it was false that the show had ended after a rich history. “Unfortunately we’ve heard a lot […]

Young band make Freeza grand final


Young Rainbow band Barking Sparrows have made it through to the Freeza Pust Start grand final to be held on March 10 at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. A total of 276 bands competed in this year’s annual statewide band competition and Barking Sparrows are one of nine bands to progress through to the grand […]

Leap into the new year


Raising Dust is encouraging young people from the Wimmera and western districts to leap into the new year by taking part in their ‘Get Set for Life’ interactive forum series. The first forum, ‘Taking the Lead’, will take place at the Westside Tabaret in Horsham on February 5. Facilitated by Ray McLean, director of Leading […]



Ararat Rural City Council Citizen Of The Year Brian Collins, Australia Day ambassador Brian Wenzel and Young Citizen Of The Year Hannah Miller were all smiles following Australia Day celebrations in Ararat on Tuesday. Brian was recognised for his hours of dedicated work to many different charities and organisations in and around Ararat, while Hannah […]

CEO thrilled with chance meeting


Hindmarsh Shire mayor Cr Mick Gawith and CEO Dean Miller attended a state reception at Government House in Melbourne last Thursday where HRH Prince William KG was the guest of honour to celebrate Australia Day. Prince William was invited by the Governor, Professor David DeKretser, to address the 1000 strong audience which included Premier John […]

New foster carers needed for WHCG


Wimmera Uniting Care recognises the importance of foster carers and the outstanding role they play in providing love and care to children and young people of the Wimmera region. On any given night 36 foster carers provide a safe and loving home environment for around 40 children and young people. Not only are these children […]


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