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Archive for: December, 2011

Happy Christmas

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The 1200-strong crowd at Horsham’s MIXX FM Santa Race Day meeting were treated to a bonus with an exhibition gallop from the Wimmera’s pin-up horse Let’s Be Happy. The Mick Clark-trained mare has won her past four starts on Melbourne tracks and has won six races this preparation, making her the most in-form racehorse in […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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From the team at 3WM, MIXX FM and The Weekly Advertiser!

Watch on storm flow

By DEAN LAWSON Analysts keeping watch on a moderate flood making its way down the Wimmera River were confident yesterday that the flow presented no immediate threat to river-front towns or centres. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority analysis team leader Paul Fennell said the peak of the flow that went through Glenorchy on Tuesday morning measured […]

Bust expected for river environment

By DEAN LAWSON Major fish deaths, more outbreaks of toxic blue-green algae and a lengthy period of environmental uncertainty. That’s the ominous assessment of catchment experts who have warned that the Wimmera River system and regional wetlands are at risk of a major ‘bust’ this summer. Wimmera waterways planning officer Greg Fletcher said people needed […]

GOOD NEIGHBOURS

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Neighbourhood Watch Horsham North members celebrated Christmas with special guest, Horsham Rural City councillor Lindi Muller. Cr Muller, right, presented service certificates for five and 10-year members of the crime-prevention program. Standing, from left, Ron Eldridge, Ron Yeo, Sandra Bankim, John Bankim, David Collard, Tom McLean, Carmel Johnston, Tess Yeo, Val Stewart, Gil Gregor, and […]

Savour this rare occasion

By DEAN LAWSON Many years ago someone suggested that developing great strength between family members and close friends was as much about acceptance and tolerance as it was about love. This is never more important and true than at Christmas. A passing comment from an off-duty police officer last week provided insight into how an […]

Consumer laws

SIR,- This time of year marks two big events in the retail shopping calendar – Christmas gift buying and then the traditional post-Christmas sales. It can be a very frustrating moment when a newly unwrapped gift, or a newly bought bargain, doesn’t quite live up to expectations. The good news is that new consumer laws […]

New chief for tourism body

Will Flamstead is Grampians Tourism Board’s new chief executive. The board announced Mr Flamstead’s three-year appointment after an extensive recruiting campaign. Mr Flamsteed has 15 years experience in regional tourism, most recently with North East Victoria Tourism Inc and Falls Creek Resort Management Board. Grampians Tourism Board chairman Ross Hatton said a strong foundation laid […]

Christmas a real miracle

By SUJATHA UMAKANTHAN Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. It fills me with good cheer, even for someone who often sees the glass half empty. When I was in school, the end of half-term in December always coincided with Christmas holidays. The school atmosphere was always festive and celebratory leading to […]

Cooinda celebrations

Six clients from West Wimmera Health Service’s Cooinda program are still celebrating their achievements after an annual sporting event in SA. Gary Allison, Glenda Bush, Kim Kendrick, Warrick Lang, Hilma Summerhayes and Leanne Wallis all won medals in Tri State Games at Mount Barker. The Games focus on promoting participation, friendly competition and positive social […]

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