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Archive for: February, 2013

Make a Splash at field days

ADD WATER: The McDonnell family, from left, Sarah, Eliza, Tom, Grace, Dale and Will, who make a splash at their Edenhope swamp with brolgas. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A Wimmera Catchment Management Authority competition is asking people where they ‘make a splash’ in the Wimmera. The competition, which the authority will launch at next week’s Wimmera Machinery Field Days, starts a community-engagement phase for the Wimmera Waterway Strategy, a new plan for the region’s rivers, wetlands and streams. People can collect entry forms […]

Commercial Hotel ready to re-open for business

The doors to one of Horsham’s iconic buildings, the Commercial Hotel, will open again for business on Saturday. The Wilson Street hotel, closed for almost two years, has undergone major renovations. Owners and developers Gary Jelly and Wendy O’Connor will open renovated front and sports bars and a lounge between 11am Saturday and 3am, Sunday. […]

Clubs set for grants

Horsham Sports and Community Club will distribute a minimum of $80,000 to regional sporting and community clubs from money generated in the last financial year. The sponsorship will take the overall total of cash sponsorships since the club started in 1992 to $1.26-million. People who believe their organisations might qualify for sponsorship can access the […]

Lardner ‘flies’ in for health week

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Royal Flying Doctors Service board member Robyn Lardner will talk about her association with the organisation with a Women’s Health Week breakfast in Warracknabeal. Mrs Lardner is a prominent community advocate and has been involved in various development projects charity events. Rural Northwest Health has organised the women’s breakfast at Warracknabeal’s Commercial Hotel at 7.30am […]

No-till farming demos

NO-TILL: Steve Lenyon of Boort demonstrates no-till disc seeding.
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Organisers of a Disc Seeding Demo Day at Longerenong College tomorrow week expect about 150 people from across Victoria and interstate to attend. The Victorian No-Till Farmers Association is hosting the event to give farmers an opportunity to see several disc-seeding options in one paddock. The free event starts at 9am at Longerenong College Hall […]

Bags packed

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Peter McIntyre prepares for a trip to WA after winning Ararat’s 70 Lowe Street residential aged-care centre $5000 holiday raffle. Mr McIntyre said he planned to take mates with him on a holiday to Broome. The 70 Lowe Street Auxiliary raised $4500 from the raffle for a beauty and hairdressing room. Others pictured are auxiliary […]

Shuffling finals deck

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By DEAN LAWSON Horsham Saints suddenly find themselves in the death-seat in Horsham Cricket Association as a bee-hive of top-team jostling takes the competition to the wire. The Saints suffered a dramatic slip from second to fifth on the A Grade ladder as latest results sent the top four into turmoil and now face a […]

Dark a state champion

A Central Highlands representative cricket team featuring Stawell all-rounder Jackson Dark is still celebrating after winning under-18 state championships at the MCG. Dark, who plays for Grampians Association club Swifts-Great Western made a hard-hitting unbeaten 26 as Central Highlands posted 7-203 and then bowled out South East Bayside Breakers for 201, clinching a dramatic two-run […]

Sailing to return

Horsham Yacht Club will present second and third heats of club championships at Green Lake this weekend. Sailors are hoping for more breeze on Sunday after struggling in calm conditions last week. The course was designed to take sailors about thirty minutes to complete but took more than one and a half hours. Get the […]

Aradale grabs finals spot in outright win

The top two teams cruised to victory and Pomonal capitulated to allow Aradale to sneak into the finals by a mere 0.4 percent ahead of an unlucky Buangor as Grampians Cricket Association’s wound up its home-and-away season. Aradale seized its chance by trouncing a disappointing Pomonal, slipping into a semi-final berth courtesy of an outright […]

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