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Archive for: November, 2013

Wild, wet and willing

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Sam Jasper from Natimuk Ski Club gets airborne and upside down on the Wimmera River at Sawyer Park in Horsham during Kannamaroo Festival activities. The festival represents one of the few times Wimmera ski enthusiasts, usually confined to district lakes, can perform their acrobatic stunts on the river in Horsham. Club members performed a variety […]

Big year ahead

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Year-11 students, from left, Jenny Moss, Sam Dunn and Shian Natt study their options as part of a year-12 Victorian Certificate of Education transition week at Ararat College. Only a few weeks remain of the  2013 school year. Picture: JAMES FIDLER

Council offices open

Hindmarsh Shire Council customer service staff members have started working from new $3.9-million shire offices in Nhill. Construction of the new building is complete with only final landscaping minor exterior work remaining. Some staff teams will remain in the previously completed Stage One of the new building, with Community Development and Home and Community Care […]

Wesley meeting to form network

A Wesley LifeForce community meeting at Ararat Mental Health Service building in Girdlestone Street on December 5 will form a suicide-prevention network. Wesley LifeForce works with individuals and organisations across Australia to develop regional suicide prevention plans. The Ararat meeting, between noon and 2pm, will be the first of its kind. It is the result of […]

Leading by example

By DEAN LAWSON Many parents of secondary school leavers would be holding their breath as their offspring attempt to scale what seems to have become a final wall to adulthood. The annual schoolies celebration, the national party where teenagers, having completed 12 years of schooling, get to let their hair down at various party hot […]

Ararat project one of many for ACE team

The foundation chairman of Ararat Community Enterprise has described the organisation’s $100,000 contribution into a new community centre at Alexandra Oval as ‘money well spent’. Darren Jerram, who has handed the reins of the community fund-raising charity to Mark Hodgetts after seven years at the helm, said the oval development represented one of more than […]

Fresh experiences

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Little Hiro Firestone, 11 months, of Horsham is intrigued with animals at a petting zoo during Horsham Kannamaroo Festival’s street party. Hiro, his mum Chloe, also pictured, and dad Blake were among a sea of families who made the most of Firebrace Street activities. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Wheelton joins Ararat

Wheelton group of companies managing director Paul Wheelton OAM is Ararat Rural City Council’s official Australia Day Ambassador next year. Mr Wheelton owns 12 Budget Rent a Car franchises in Victoria and Queensland and spends a large percentage of his time and skills on charitable pursuits. Paul was also awarded the Order of Australia in […]

Cameras on for city hot spots

A new $191,500 camera network will transmit live footage of identified crime hot spots in Horsham to the city’s police station. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty launched the new closed-circuit television system, describing it as a major boost for public safety in the Wimmera centre.   Get the full story in the November 27, 2013 […]

Dunmunkle spirit

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Wendy Moore explains the Dunmunkle Giving Tree to Tilly Moore, 3, at Murtoa Community Health Centre after Murtoa College Primary School students helped launch the community project. Wimmera Uniting Care, Murtoa and Rupanyup Inter Church Council, Dunmunkle Health Services and Murtoa and District Neighbourhood House have joined forces for the project. The organisations have appealed […]

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