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Archive for: April, 2011

CommSec head at investment club

The head of CommSec Advisory will be guest speaker at a Wimmera Investment Club meeting on May 4. Michael Young will present an update on the performance of the share market, the Australian economy and the Australian dollar. The presentation will also include economic updates on the US, China and other emerging markets around the […]


Norman and Marlene McLean

Horsham’s Norman and Marlene McLean, pictured, have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with family members and friends. Captain John Smith married the couple at Horsham’s Salvation Army Hall on Easter Saturday, 1966. Mrs McLean said they would now wait for their 50th anniversary for the next celebration.

Ag series a hit

BIG APPEAL: Mark Wootton of Jigsaw Farms makes a keynote speech at the inaugural Agrifest at Concongella. The series looks set to become an annual event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Organisers and patrons of an inaugural Agrifest event at Concongella are confident the day of farming workshops and displays will become an annual event on a regional Farming in the 21st Century calendar. Project Platypus community engagement officer Jane Marriott said the day featured outstanding speakers, interesting displays, a fantastic venue and great weather. “The […]

CT scanning services for Ararat

A partnership between East Grampians Health Service and Bendigo Radiology is providing CT scanning services in Ararat. Bendigo Radiology helped set up the new services earlier this year. CT scanning combines x-ray and computer technology to produce multiple images from inside of the body. Radiologists and then examine these cross-sectional images on a computer monitor […]


Flood recovery check

Riding for the Disabled Association’s Horsham group received a visit from Horsham and District Equestrian Sports Club member Emelia Sudholz to check on the post-flood recovery work being done at the Riverside centre. Mrs Sudholz, pictured left with RDA publicity officer Gabriele Squires, rider Amy Brown and coach Tina Pallot, presented the group with a […]

Activities for Starlight

Horsham Plaza business EB Games has joined an Australasian effort to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Business manager Mark Cottrell said the Horsham store was one of 400 EB Games stores in Australia and New Zealand promoting Starlight week until Tuesday. “People who make a donation in the store will receive a tax-deductable […]

Lakers juniors net Vixens journey

WE’LL PASS: ANZ Horsham small business specialist Cecelia McDonald, left, and acting branch manager Michelle Donaldson test their netball skills after presenting Taylors Lake junior netballers with bank merchandise including bags, drink bottles and umbrellas. Front from left, Chloe and Tori Kelm and Keiarah Brooks displaying the merchandise, and back from left, players Aimee Dwyer, Georgie Bunworth, Lauren Ferguson, Breanna Starick, Kate Robertson, Jayde Eagle, Georgia Ladlow and club committee grants coordinator Jacqui Parker. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

By GREG O’CONNOR Taylors Lake junior netballers will perform at a Melbourne Vixens home game after winning an inaugural ANZ Junior Club of the Week award. The bank chose the Horsham District Netball Association club as the first winner of its new national award, and while the $2500 cash prize is great news for club […]

Junior chefs to star in food and wine festival

TAKING THE CAKE: Junior MasterChef finalist Siena Johnston wil be a guest judge at the Grampians Grape Escape Cup Cake Challenge this Sunday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Budding junior chefs from across the region are fine-tuning their skills ahead of the inaugural Cup Cake Challenge at this weekend’s Grampians Grape Escape. The competition, on day two of the Halls Gap food and wine festival, will be judged by Junior MasterChef finalist Siena Johnston. 2010 Tasmania Junior MasterChef winner Erica Thomson and creator […]

Saddling up for songs of Peter Allen

ALLEN’S FAN TALE: Brian Hannan, Michelle Fitzmaurice and John Bowles star in Tenterfield Saddler.

Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham will come alive with maracas, boas and Hawaiian shirts on May 6 with Tenterfield Saddler, a storybook show based on the life, times and music of the late, great Peter Allen. Acting venue manager Joy Cowie said the production featured Australian Music Theatre star and former Young Talent Time […]

Hygiene alert in gastro outbreak

Wimmera Health Care Group chief Chris Scott has urged the community to be diligent with hygiene after an outbreak of gastroenteritis forced the organisation to close parts of  Wimmera Base Hospital. Mr Scott said simple case of washing hands with disinfecting soap would help in preventing illness and spreading the virus. “The virus doing the […]


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