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Archive for: December, 2010

Gardens on Display

GREEN THUMG: Noel Janetzki at work in Horsham Gardens Village.

By JAMES TAYLOR Award-winning, drought-proof and pleasant all year round – Horsham Gardens Village has an array of top-quality gardens on display. Garden enthusiasts prick up your ears, because in conjunction with Horsham Spring Garden Festival, Noel and Betty Janetzki are opening their doors for the general public to walk through the village’s amazing gardens. […]

Locusts cause problems


Motorists should be ‘extremely’ cautious when driving in locust swarm areas. Victoria’s leading transport advocate RACV has warned motorists to be prepared, particularly in regional areas. The Department of Primary Industries has reported heavy locust activity in and around the Wimmera region. RACV manager Michael Case said while locusts had an inherent capacity to fly […]

Lucrative $10,000 bonus

Harness Racing Victoria has announced a lucarative bonus to connections of any horse that can win the Stawell, Ararat and Horsham Pacing Cups in the same season. Called the Grampians Grand Slam, connections will pocket an extra $10,000 from the enticement that has won praise as a great idea and way to attract higher profile […]

Twenty20 gaining momentum

Organisers behind the Wimmera’s MIXX FM Twenty20 cricket competition hope summer conditions in January will expose the full potential of the concept. Competition spokesman Tim Hopper, speaking on the eve of the last of knockout rounds, said Australia Day shaped as a huge day for Wimmera cricket. He said while rain had forced scheduling changes […]

MIXX FM bash in national spotlight

By DEAN LAWSON National and state cricket administrators will explore the potential of adapting a ground-breaking Wimmera MIXX FM Twenty20 competition formula across the country. Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria are closely scrutinising the success of the inaugural competition, possibly the first of its kind in Australia to operate outside established club and association structures. […]

GJ Gardner builds a better community


Horsham building company GJ Gardner Homes has donated the first of many cheques to Horsham district groups and charities as part of its Community Growth Program. GJ Gardner Homes new-home consultant Les Green presented $300 to Horsham Aquatic Centre crèche manager Kellie Fennell for new art materials and toys. Under the program, any new customer […]



Cavendish Scout Group is the proud new owner of a new canoe and paddles thanks to the generous support of Jayco Horsham. Business owners Andrew and Jason are pictured at the presentation of the canoe with Cavendish Scout Leader Louise Williams and scout members. “We can not express our thanks enough and thank them once […]

Rockers making year’s last stand


Musicians in tireless Wimmera pub-rock band Last Stand have promised a big finish to 2010 as they draw up preparations for next year. Keyboard player and guitarist Greg Radford said December gigs in Horsham, Ararat and Natimuk provided a chance for the band to thank fans who supported live rock music. “It also gives us […]

Settling into busy life


December 3 is International Day of People with Disability. To celebrate the occasion, The Weekly Advertiser is running a series of Katrina Doolen stories about Wimmera people with disability. Leadership Wimmera graduate Katrina Doolen of Horsham, who has low vision, writes for DiVine website which is by and for people with disability. Returning to your […]

Natimuk Brass band kept busy

Natimuk Brass Band will perform in Natimuk and Horsham on Sunday as part of its lead up to Christmas. The Natimuk performance will be at Natimuk and District Gymnastics Club 50th anniversary celebrations at noon and its Horsham appearance at Carols by Candlelight in Horsham from 7pm. It will also play at Natimuk Nursing Home […]


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