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Archive for: April, 2013

Ask a financial question – Moving into aged care

The question Ashley answers today is: “It’s getting to the point where Mum and Dad are having difficulty living at home by themselves and may benefit by moving into an aged care facility. How do I begin the process and what issues do I need to look out for?” Meritum Financial Group further explain the […]

Remembering the fallen

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Returned naval serviceman John Francis of Horsham will have a sombre job of ringing the bell of HMAS Horsham at Horsham Anzac Day services today. This year’s Horsham services will highlight the contribution of the Royal Australian Navy, which is celebrating its centenary. Mr Francis spent nine years in the navy including four on operational […]

Anzac Day services

Apsley – Commemoration Service: 11am at Town Hall Ararat – Dawn Service: 6am at Cenotaph in Barkly St; Commemoration Service: 10.30am Cenotaph in Barkly St Balmoral – Commemoration Service: 10am War Memorial in Stirling Street Birchip – Commemoration Service: 11am at Birchip Cenotaph Cavendish – Commemoration Service: 9am at War Memorial Town Square Dimboola – […]

High-ranking visitor rekindles ship bid

Horsham RSL sub-branch members hope a visit by a high-ranking Royal Australian Navy officer to Horsham today will help with a long-term push for a new HMAS Horsham warship. The branch’s commemorative committee chairman David Eltringham hinted that a visit by Commodore Michael Houghton for Anzac Day services would provide an ideal opportunity to give […]

The challenges of Anzac Day

By DEAN LAWSON As today’s Australians we all have a duty to steal a moment from our busy schedules to reflect on the meaning of Anzac Day. As people drive to work on good roads, in good cars, send their children off to good schools after good food and enjoy the riches of one of […]

Horsham College

SIR,- Horsham College is a great school, with dynamic teachers who provide high-quality educational outcomes for our children. I have been through the school buildings and also arranged for Martin Dixon, the Minister for Education to visit the school. No question, this school needs investment to support the great work of our teachers and the […]

Schools receive backlog money

Public schools across the Wimmera will share in $51-million the State Government will spend on a backlog of school maintenance projects across the state. State Government Minister Hugh Delahunty welcomed the investment, which would ‘help address a decade of Labor neglect’ and provide nine schools in the Lowan electorate with a total of $838,362. “A […]

Stick Shed advocate honoured

A heritage advocate who fought for the preservation of the Murtoa Stick Shed for more than 20 years has been awarded the Heritage Council of Victoria’s third annual Heritage Volunteer Award. The award was presented to Leigh Hammerton by Heritage Council chair Daryl Jackson at last week’s Heritage Address at Melbourne Museum. Mr Jackson said […]

Whiling time away on the HMAS Horsham

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By DEAN LAWSON Considering the turmoil of war with its mobilisation, destruction, vast array of human emotion, tragedies and heroism, it is hard to imagine such large-scale conflict ever being boring. But for South Australian sailor Doug Lawson, now 89, coping with boredom while on naval duties on HMAS Horsham during the Second World War […]

Community to add to flood investigation

UNDER WATER: Dadswells Bridge pictured awash close to the flood peak on January 15, 2011. Picture: EWEN LETTS

The Wimmera’s third flood investigation since spring and summer flooding across the region in 2010-2011 region will start with community meetings in Dadswells Bridge, Pomonal and Moyston next week. Researchers in charge of the Mt William Creek Flood Investigation, led by Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, are seeking ‘local knowledge‘. The first meeting is at the […]


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