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Archive for: July, 2012

‘Nannas’ vocals add hard edge

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If there was ever a formula to guarantee the quality of a pub rock band then Warracknabeal’s Hard Face Nanna ticks every box. The Nannas have an enviable blend of experience and talent as well as a broad repertoire and boast that critical ingredient that makes others green with envy – strong vocals. Five-piece Hard […]

Title honour for Jaadwajali man

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Family members of a man with strong links to the Wimmera are celebrating his confirmation as the 2012 National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Youth of the Year. Benson Saulo, a descendent of the Jaadwadjali, Wemba Wemba and Gunditj-Mara family groups, was one of 10 category winners at an awards ceremony and ball in […]



Horsham McDonald’s Family Restaurant owners John and Amanda Whitehouse celebrate with their store’s McCafe manager Sara Wilde, left, after the cafe won the network’s Most Outstanding McCafe Award for Victoria and Tasmania. The 2011 award, presented by McDonald’s chief executive Catriona Noble in Melbourne, was based on sales and store development. Amanda Whitehouse said a […]

Haynes guest at brigades meeting

Country Fire Authority deputy chief officer John Haynes will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of CFA District 17 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria in Horsham today. Mr Haynes was in Horsham in the 1990s and is now based at CFA headquarters in Melbourne where he is fire and emergency and service delivery strategy […]

Building a new life in Australia

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Our Lady of Sion Box Hill year 10 student Amber Harrington enjoyed a week’s work experience with The Weekly Advertiser. One of Amber’s assignments was to profile a major contributor to the Wimmera, her grandfather John Harrington. By AMBER HARRINGTON On May 2, 1950, a man by the name of John Harrington, arrived on Melbourne […]

Nurse endorsement for Carmel

HITTING THE BOOKS: Wimmera Health Care Group’s Carmel O’Kane has earned endorsement from the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera Health Care Group’s Carmel O’Kane is working as a registered nurse practitioner after endorsement from the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority. Ms O’Kane accepted a position with Wimmera Health Care Group’s Day Oncology Unit as a nurse practitioner candidate in January 2011. After completing her Masters of Nursing and compiling her portfolio was endorsed […]

$5000 ball for Stawell

LET’S DANCE: Brian Carbery from Victoria Police rock band Code One entertains the crowd at the 2012 Stawell Lights and Sirens Ball. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Stawell Regional Health has an extra $5000 to spend on developing rehabilitation and oncology services after a successful Lights and Sirens Ball. Guests at the annual ball at Stawell Town Hall opened their wallets for last weekend’s event which also celebrated the achievements of the region’s emergency services. Northern Grampians Shire’s Cr Kevin Erwin said […]

Apex group offers community incentive award

Warracknabeal Apex Club is giving Warracknabeal district community groups the chance to win $2000. A $1000 encouragement award is also up for grabs in the club’s Community Incentive Award. Organiser Phil Zanker said the club wanted to recognise and ‘help bring to reality’ a project that would support the community, and-or enhance its surrounds. He […]

League’s top four set

By MICK SHANNON Mallee Football League’s final four is now set after Ouyen United failed in its quest last week to win and keep its finals hopes alive. Winners have been hard to tip all year and with this will come a thrilling finish to the home-and-away season as well as an enthralling finals series. […]

Rovers cling to slim finals hope

By JONATHON BOX SMW Rovers will hang onto a slim hope of making Mininera and District League finals when they take on Glenthompson-Dunkeld this week. SWM Rovers had a chance to slip back into the top five last weekend but came off second best by 11 points in a close game with Moyston-Willaura. Pumas tall […]


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