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Archive for: April, 2011

Big return to Mallee action

By MICK SHANNON Round-four games shape up to be significant in Mallee Football League with all sides coming off the Easter break and raring to get back into the swing of things. Ouyen United will be after the points from the undefeated Woomelang-Lascelles side while Beulah will look to keep its spot on top of […]

Saints dig deep

AWARD WINNER: Horsham RSL president John Bronsema presents the Anzac Day medal to Horsham Saints onballer Jai Pumphrey for his best-on-grouind performance against the Diggers on Monday night. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

Horsham Saints and Horsham United will use a break this weekend to assess vastly different issues after Wimmera Football League’s annual Anzac Day clash at Horsham City Oval. While the Saints contemplate how well a 77-point win over the Diggers will catapult them into the season, United will search for an elusive winning formula. The […]

Bombers ready to set sail

GOALKICKER: Jordan Huff adds to Noradjuha-Quantong’s firepower, booting four goals in his side’s two hitouts this season. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Noradjuha-Quantong will seriously consider itself a Horsham District Football League premiership threat when it sneaks across the line with a landmark victory over Harrow-Balmoral on Saturday. The Bombers have had time to settle after an awkward start to the season and will use a home-ground advantage to snatch a five-point win. A […]

Tigers primed to bounce back

BEER RUN: Gritty Nhill forward Aaron Beer attempts to evade Terry Arnel in the round-one clash with Horsham. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON A pacing group of Tigers starved of the big win they desperately want will hunt Kookaburras when Wimmera Football League round-two games resume on Saturday. The Nhill Tigers were much better in their grand-final replay against Horsham than scores suggested a fortnight ago and that spells trouble for the Minyip-Murtoa Burras. The […]

Springheel Jack bounds to win

ON THE RUN: Ballarat teenager Jack Davies shows his style at Stawell on the weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A wrong turn at a crucial stage cost Ballarat teenager Jack Davies a win in the Warrnambool Surf to Surf in January but he made amends last Sunday with a brilliant win in the LW Kent Memorial Run over five kilometres at Stawell Racecourse. The 15-year-old speedster ran an outstanding personal best of 16 minutes […]

Gift still strong as athletes shine

Stawell Gift

The future of the Wimmera’s premier sports carnival appears secure after big crowds watched one of the best athletics fields in years compete at Stawell’s Central Park. The Australia Post Stawell Gift, Australia’s richest annual professional footrace, will head towards 2012 having consolidated a claim as an international event and justifying the financial backing of […]

Ceramic exhibition at Gum San

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre 10th anniversary celebrations in Ararat are continuing throughout April and May with an exhibition of contemporary Chinese ceramics on display at the centre. The China Today exhibition will continue until May 7. The exhibition made its debut in 1997 and has since toured the world, visiting countries such as Spain, […]

Winemakers set for 20th auction

TOP DROP: Winemakers Dan Buckle, Mount Langi Ghiran, Emma Wood, Seppelt Wines, and Adam Wadewitz, Best’s Wines, with the 2009 vintage Shiraz wines to be auctioned at the Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival in Halls Gap this weekend. Picture: MELISSA POWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Grampians Winemakers will celebrate two decades as part of the Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival in Halls Gap this weekend. The group of regional producers will release 2009 vintage Shiraz wines for sale at the festival’s annual Barrique Auction on Saturday. Auction organiser Anne MacPherson said the Grampians region was pointing the way […]

Country festival ‘think-tank’ tonight

Popular country music artist Don Costa will perform at Horsham RSL Club for Horsham Country Music Association on May 5 and 6. Association spokesman Lyall Wheaton said Costa was well known in the Wimmera, having regularly appearing at Horsham Plaza and other venues. “This will be Costa’s second performance at the RSL following a sell-out […]

Speech therapy trials

SOUND THERAPY: Senior speech pathologist Louise Mason practices speech sounds with Gemma Walker while sister Karli looks on. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera Health Care Group is trialling a new speech therapy format for children this year. Chief speech pathologist Louise Mason said demand for paediatric outpatient speech services was increasing and the service was trialling the format to meet growing demands. “Wimmera Health Care Group provides the only community health outpatient speech pathology service to people […]


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