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Archive for: October, 2012

Target on target

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Leading hand Richard Kerr of Horsham, left, and construction site manager Paul Grech get an elevated view of proceedings at the site of a new shopping centre in Horsham. The new centre, on the site of Horsham’s former gas works and future home for a new Target store and speciality shops, will involve 5000 square […]

Global audience for Weekly Advertiser

Anyone anywhere in the world with access to the internet can now read The Weekly Advertiser in its entirety each week. The Weekly Advertiser has dramatically expanded its reach by presenting a complete online version of its printed format. The electronic version now features on its website. The development means readers can now access every […]

Students gather for jam session

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A diverse group of Wimmera musicians learning to play the piano under a revolutionary teaching method will have a ‘new and exciting’ experience tonight when they perform with an established jazz ensemble. Members of the group of eight, aged between eight and 72 and part of a 40-strong student body, are learning music through a […]

History feature at Ararat Show

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The evolution and essence of country culture will be display at this year’s MIXX FM and The Weekly Advertiser Ararat Show on Sunday. The show, which Member for Wannon Dan Tehan will officially open at 2pm on Sunday, will reflect 150 years of show committees with a selection of memorabilia and displays as well as […]

Merit in footy plan

By DEAN LAWSON An idea to fill regional work-skill shortage and the thinning ranks of Wimmera-Mallee football clubs with international amateur footballers is so far out of left field that it just might work. Wimmera journeyman Jaye Macumber, never short of offering something new and tantalising, has drawn on experiences and observations coaching a Canadian […]

Project objectors to talk with councillors

Objectors to latest plans to redevelop Horsham Town Hall plan to explain their stand to new Horsham City Council representatives in the next fortnight. Objector Graham Gerlach, representing a group unhappy with proposals, said it was simply good manners to provide new councillors, taking office after this weekend’s election, with a clear and definitive explanation. […]

Trout for Greenhill lake

Authorities will release an extra 2000 rainbow trout into Greenhill Lake near Ararat this month to improve freshwater angling opportunities in the region. Member for Lowan and Recreation Minister Hugh Delahunty said the State Government would provide the yearling fish which would be about 12 centimetres long and weigh 40 grams. “Fisheries Victoria managers expect […]

Fishing contest leaders seeking sponsor input

Organisers of The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Fishing Contest have invited the event’s sponsors to put forward ideas and concepts at a meeting in Horsham next Tuesday. Contest spokesman Kevin Dellar said sponsors played such a critical part in the Labour Day Weekend event that they needed a forum to have their say. “We’ve never done […]

Sherrin skills concept

BALL SKILLS: Former Canadian AFL coach Jaye Macumber is confident an international footballer exchange program would have great benefits for towns in the Wimmera and Mallee. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

By DEAN LAWSON A former Canadian national AFL coach now working in the Wimmera is confident an international footballer exchange program could help fill a broad range of professional skill deficiencies across the region. Yarriambiack Shire Council economic and business manager Jaye Macumber said people who had passionately embraced Australian rules football around the globe […]

Major award for pharmacy

Dimboola Guardian Pharmacy has won a major industry award for its contribution to Victorian healthcare. The pharmacy won the 2012 Sigma Centenary Award for Victoria at Sigma’s Pharmacy Assistant Annual Conference in Melbourne.

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