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Archive for: March, 2012

Turning back the clock

Daylight saving ends in Victoria this weekend. Move clocks back one hour at 3am Sunday. The Country Fire Authority is also reminding householders to replace smoke alarm batteries this weekend. “For most of us the end of daylight saving means an extra hour in bed,” CFA deputy chief officer Alan Ellis said. “We’re asking Victorians […]

Master Cook fund-raisers roll on

A Horsham Rural City Council Master Cook team has raised $800 for Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation with a movie night on Friday. The Meals on Heels team of Jackie Bennett and Di Webster attracted 50 guests to see the acclaimed comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Fund-raisers continue for the Master Cook 2 competition […]

Great Western rodeo back on Good Friday

Preparations are underway for the Fielders Great Western Rodeo at Great Western Recreation Reserve on Good Friday, April 6. A rodeo committee has again decided to focus on having a family-friendly event and is keen to attract people holidaying in the region during the Easter break. The Fielders Great Western Rodeo, a major fund-raiser for […]


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Member for Wannon Dan Tehan presented United Ararat Lodge with an Australian flag during a visit to the lodge. Lodge members will have the flag in Ararat’s Masonic Centre. Pictured from left are past Master Darryl Barling, Beaufort, immediate past Master Len Baker, Ararat, Mr Tehan, Worshipful Master Bill Morris, St Arnaud. Picture: GEOFF PENNA

Romeo and Juliet in the Grampians


Australia’s leading outdoor Shakespeare company is returing to the Grampians next month to present one of the Bard’s best-loved plays. OZACT will be in the wild and natural surrounds of Heatherlie Quarry from April 6 to perform Shakespeare’s greatest tale of love, Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s two star-crossed lovers chart their own course for the […]

Vincent going for a song

Horsham Country Music is shifting focus from its fifth annual festival to the next of its monthly performances. Comedic country crooner Rodney Vincent will be at Horsham RSL on April 19 and 20 for two shows, before a third show for Warracknabeal country music fans. Horsham Country Music secretary Lyall Wheaton said the April 19 […]

Gallaher returns in classic tribute

TRIBUTE: Singer Simon Gallaher will perform songs from the great composers of the 20th century at Wesley Performing Arts Centre next month. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Actor and singer Simon Gallaher will pay tribute to the great composers of the 20th century in a new show at Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on April 16. Gallaher is ending a long absence from the stage to return to Victoria for his first solo performances in more than half a decade. In […]

Good Friday luncheon

Volunteers involved with the 2012 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal at Willaura have set their sights on a big target this year’s event. Organisers are hoping a success to match last year’s ‘Fish and Chip Luncheon and Children’s Fun Day’ which raised more than $10,000. Organiser Jo Byron said the Willaura community had supported […]

Horsham Country Music Festival

HUNGRY FOR MORE: Festival headliner Rick Bartlett, above, got the crowd rocking, bottom, with his dazzling left-handed guitar work and lively renditions of country rock hits.

March 22-25, 2012 Pictures: GREG O’CONNOR More photos in the March 29, 2012 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

Early start to drawn-out season

HORSHAM DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE By PETER MILLER We’ve hardly packed away the Christmas tree but already we are back into the game that breathes life into our communities each winter. The grounds have been marked, the canteens, bars and pie-warmers stocked, jumpers issued, trainers’ bags replenished, players recruited and game plans designed. The footy is […]


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