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Archive for: August, 2012

Care group: Financial services are critical

Wendy Middleton

A regional social health and welfare organisation has spoken of the potential fall-out of almost 15 percent of Wimmera people  missing out on affordable financial services and products. Wimmera Uniting Care chief executive Wendy Middleton said latest research into financial exlusion across Australia reflected a serious issue with flow-on consequences. She added that it was […]

Zoo pass up for grabs

A family pass for two adults and two children to Melbourne Zoo is on offer this week as part of The Weekly Advertiser’s iphone and ipad app competition. This week’s competition finishes on Sunday. All readers have to do is head to the Apple app store and search for The Weekly Advertiser. After downloading the […]

‘Golden Years’ display for Ararat art gallery

GOLDEN THEME: Members of Ararat’s Stan Kelly Art Group work on paintings for a ‘Golden Years’ exhibition starting next month. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Ararat Regional Art Gallery is set to present a ‘Golden Years’ exhibition featuring new paintings from members of Ararat’s Stan Kelly Art Group. The exhibition will be from Wednesday to October 28 and the theme corresponds with Ararat’s Golden Gateway Festival from October 19 to 28. It is also designed to complement an inaugural Ararat […]

DRESS UP

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Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation will have a fund-raising dress-up movie night at Horsham Centre Cinemas. The September 6 event will feature the movie Kath and Kimderella and will have a ‘Hint of Bogan’ theme. Pictured clockwise from top left are Denise Leembruggen, Helene Calvirg, Allison Roberts, Anne Bothe and Diana McDonald. The event starts […]

Award finalists

Nationals Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty has congratulated Lowan electorate finalists in Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards in Victoria and they offer an opportunity for communities throughout the Lowan electorate to showcase their town. I am pleased to see a number […]

Thomas, Kimber at Murtoa event

Mick Thomas

Australian singer-songwriter Mick Thomas will rekindle a close relationship with Wimmera fans later this year when he and the Roving Commission headline musical attractions at Murtoa’s Big Weekend. Thomas, the former front man of Weddings, Parties, Anything, has a significant fan base across the region, packing out venues on previous visits. Mick Thomas and Roving […]

Yendall lord of Mildura

By JOSH MACKAY Horsham jockey Dean Yendall ventured to Mildura to tackle the Sunraysia capital’s second cup carnival in four months. The Horsham hoop was aboard Lord Of Brazil in the 1400-metre Mildura Cup carrying a purse of $70,000. Being trained by former Stawell trainer Darren Weir, he gave punters great confidence launching into the […]

More top-quality finals on cards

By JONATHON BOX After a gripping first week of Mininera District Football League finals, the second week is poised to produce more great games. A second semi-final on Saturday will involve undefeated Penshurst taking on defending premier Tatyoon at Hawkesdale. Penshurst has proven it deserves to be on top of the ladder and minor premier […]

Great series beckons

By MICK SHANNON It’s finals time in Mallee Football League and the next few weeks will involve one of the most interesting end-of-year series in years. All teams in the top four have shown that they can match it with the best this year. But all the talk is about in-form Walpeup-Underbool and Hopetoun which […]

Matilda waltzes to five-kilometre victory

FIRST: Matilda Iglesias charges to victory. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Matilda Iglesias and Sharon Howden added to the misery of male performance with Stawell Amateur Athletic Club this season when they fought out the finish of the Stan and Karen Watson five-kilometre handicap at Stawell last Saturday. The Iglesias-Howden quinella was the second by females in 2012 but there has also been a brace of […]

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