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Archive for: December, 2012

Growth for U3A

A group of Wimmera retirees exploring new skills and knowledge continues to quietly grow and is again calling for people to register with the organisation. Membership of Horsham’s University of the Third Age, with its headquarters at Horsham Railway Station building, has grown to about 350. The group provides people aged from 50 with opportunities […]

Calls for advisory committee

Wimmera Health Care Group has called for the public to nominate for its community advisory committee. The committee provides feedback to Wimmera Health Care Group about a wide range of issues and plays a significant role in the production of documents and brochures to make sure they are accessible for the community. Committee chair Gillian […]

Call for flood tenders

WATERS OVER TROUBLED BRIDGE: Flooding at Dadswells Bridge on January 15, 2011, after 161 millimetres of rain burst the banks of Mt William Creek. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera catchment leaders have called for tenders for an investigation into circumstances involving Mt William Creek floods. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority chief executive David Brennan said the authority was keen to start the investigation as soon as possible. Tenders close on January 10. The state and federal governments are providing money for the Upper Wimmera […]

Midwives for Stawell

Stawell Regional Health has appointed two new midwives, allowing for the return of low-risk births to Stawell Hospital. Tom Bown has started duties at the hospital and Colleen Chu will start in February. Up until their appointments, both midwives were working in New Zealand. Stawell Regional Health chief executive Rohan Fitzgerald said the pair would […]

Don’t mind if I do

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Stawell Lions club member Max Kennedy tempts Edna Smith of Stawell with a Lions Christmas cake in Stawell shopping centre. Mr Kennedy has been selling the cakes as part of the Lions charity fund-raiser for many years. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

New group for ratepayers

A steering committee will start proceedings for a new Ararat Rural City Ratepayers Association. People who attended a meeting at Lake Bolac decided to establish the committee which will present a ‘way forward’ in January or February. The meeting attracted 40 ratepayers as well as Ararat mayor Cr Ian Wilson, several councillors and council services […]

Work taste-test offers healthy opportunities

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Warracknabeal Secondary College students are learning about career opportunities in health care with the return of work-experience programs to Rural Northwest Health. Seven students have worked under the program at service’s Warracknabeal campus in December, gaining industry insight. Timothy Vo, Madison Oakley and Tamara Bindley worked with Yarriambiack Lodge residents in an activities area, Kyle […]

New community tree an Aussie favourite

NEW TRADITION: Ararat’s new Christmas gum tree. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Ararat has a new community Christmas tree with Ararat Rural City Council opting for an Australian interpretation to replace a former imitation pine tree. Ararat Mayor Cr Ian Wilson said the 18-metre-high imitation tree erected annually on the corner of High and Vincent streets for many years was in ‘very’ bad condition and council staff […]

Crucial contest for Mountain Men

BIG JOB TO DO: Jung Tigers veteran David Laffy stepped up to A Grade after a B Grade century in round three and will play an important role in the top order against Laharum. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Laharum and Jung Tigers will lock horns in a critical Horsham Cricket Association battle on Saturday in a result that could determine Laharum’s season. In a one-day clash at Laharum to end the first half of the season, the Mountain Men sit precariously on the edge of the top four with fifth-placed […]

Key wins in Grampians cricket

Important wins to Buangor and Youth Club and a wash-out at Tatyoon featured in the latest round of Grampians Cricket Association. Last week’s round of games were also the quarter finals of the competition’s Maddocks Shield one-day competition. As expected, Youth Club repeated its Gunstone Cup T20 win of the previous Sunday in the 40-over […]


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