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Horsham College students are in the final stages of rehearsals and preparations for their production of the popular musical Beauty and the Beast, being performed at Horsham Centre Cinemas from August 2 to 4. Pictured during a dress-rehearsal are Elisha Asplin as enchanted teapot Mrs Potts, Clayton Mellington as enchanted candelabra Lumiere, and Emmy Bull […]

Wet winter sets scene

Organisers preparing for the 14th annual Yarrilinks tree-planting, Landcare and cultural weekend at Minyip next week have described a wet June and July as ‘the perfect preparation’. Event spokeswoman Rae Talbot said the hope was now for a few dry days in the lead-up to the August 4 and 5 event so 150 volunteers could […]

Authority seeks more sale time

GWMWater was planning to ask the Commonwealth Government for more time early this week as it attempted to secure 100 percent support for the sale of Wimmera irrigation rights. The corporation confirmed that it had responses from all parties holding irrigation entitlements but had been unable to secure full support for the sale, pending ‘clarification […]

Early action a must for speech

WORLD OF WORDS: Speech pathologists Melinda Brilliant and Cassandra Kelly run an evening session of Target Word. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera Health Care Group speech pathology department has urged parents to take action instead of ‘waiting and seeing’ when it comes to their child’s speech development. Senior speech pathologist Melinda Brilliant said when young children were late to talk, parents were often told by family and friends not worry and ‘wait and see’. “Recent research […]

Cost, liability fears in council pest control

Municipal leaders from across the region fear costs and public liability issues associated with local government taking responsibility for roadside pest management could spiral out of control. North Western Municipalities Association members, representing nine municipalities and a regional population of about 145,000, spoke of their concerns at a meeting in Horsham. They heard that there […]

Countdown for beauty of a ‘Beast’


Sets, costumes, music and the fine-tuning of performances have all been part of busy preparations for Horsham College’s production of the Disney Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast. The college will present the famous musical, which ran on Broadway for 5464 performances between 1994 and 2007, for three big nights next week. The show, the […]

Corporation names water committees

GWMWater has announced members who will sit its three customer committees for the next two years. The authority called for expressions of interest in May. The committee members are: Grampians: Andrew Cormack, Apsley; Bob McIlvena, Horsham; Cr Kevin Erwin, Stawell; David Hucker, Wickliffe; Don Johns, Horsham; Don Webb, Stawell; Gil Hopkins, Laharum, Jim Leeke, Ararat; […]

People power a must

By DEAN LAWSON It is disappointing and hard to believe the poor response that inevitably follows a call for people to put their hands up to stand for election in local government. What’s even more disappointing is that many outspoken members of the community are also unwilling to lift a finger to find or lobby […]

AFL ‘monsters’

SIR,- The AFL has shifted its focus from local football and has created two monsters. Worse still, it is now dictated to by television. The cause of the problem is that the AFL has become overloaded with far too many bureaucrats. These bureaucrats have to come up with a myriad of ideas to justify their […]

Warming up for ‘Run for Russ’

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More than 100 people from across the Wimmera and beyond have signed up for the inaugural ACE Radio Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge – Run for Russ at Stawell on Sunday week. Some enthusiasts are travelling from as far as Melbourne for the run-walk fundraisers, including teams of four vying for a fastest-time prize. Proceeds from […]


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