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Art adventures

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Youngsters, from left, Barney, Johnno and Heidi Baker, Lani Jones and Amber and Dusty Schellens show off  colourful ‘decompression chamber’ masks in preparation for Horsham’s Art is…Layers in Time festival starting on Friday. The masks, created by Dimboola Primary School students, enable children to be ‘taken to a different and mysterious place’  at the festival’s […]

Rail study momentum

By DEAN LAWSON Municipal leaders across the region have confirmed a financial commitment to a $100,000 feasibility study into developing a standard-gauge rail shuttle passenger service connecting key Wimmera centres with trains in Ararat. Horsham and Ararat rural cities, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack, West Wimmera, Northern Grampians Southern Grampians and Glenelg shire councils have all budgeted for […]

Community vigil amid open-pit mining fears

A Stawell resident worried about the impact a proposed open-pit gold-mining project will have on the health and welfare of her family and neighbours has urged people to attend a community sunset vigil at Big Hill on Sunday. Sherrie Hunt said she had been busy helping deliver 2000 pamphlets in Stawell, asking people to attend […]

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Rotary exchange student Gui Menezes from the city of Aracaju, Brazil, has spent a week of work experience at Horsham’s Compass Powder coating and Metalworx. Rotary Club of Horsham is hosting Gui who attends Horsham College and returns home to Brazil in July.

Cooking demonstration to fundraise for diabetes

A cycling team raising money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will have its next event at Horsham Uniting Church Hall tonight. Horsham Hootenannies has organised a ‘Chef’s Toolbox’ cooking demonstration evening and are selling tickets at $15.   Get the full story in the May 28, 2014 edition of The Weekly Advertiser. READ IT ONLINE […]

Aviation history

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Archie Barber, 6, was among many youngsters who attended the opening of Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre with their families. Archie was with his father John, formerly of Nhill and former Horsham Aero Club president and now living on the Gold Coast. More than 600 people attended the opening on Friday. For more, see page 9 […]

Stawell bank bid

By LAUREN HENRY Community leaders are hoping a united effort will establish Bendigo Bank branches in Stawell and St Arnaud. Each community will need at least $600,000 in pledges before the concept will get off the ground. A community meeting at 6pm tonight at the Stawell Town Hall will gauge community interest. A meeting in […]

Home security session

People will have an opportunity to gain insight into best ways of improving their home security, at a demonstration and information session at Horsham’s Bunnings store on June 7. Western Region Division 4 Crime Prevention Officer Leading Senior Constable Eddy MacDonald will provide advice and demonstrations on home security from 10am to 11.30pm. “Having your […]

Public speaking popular

A record entry of 18 Wimmera secondary college students will take part in annual Wimmera Legacy junior public speaking awards next week. Students from Edenhope, Kaniva, Nhill, Murtoa, Horsham and St Brigid’s colleges will gather at Legacy House on June 6 where they will present speeches to a judging panel led by Dr John Nunn. […]

Protein boost

A protein extraction project, boosted by a $60,000 State Government grant announced on Friday, will aim to provide employment opportunities for the Wimmera. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty announced $60,000 from the Regional Growth Fund to quantify and further test the investment potential for the project. The Wimmera Grains Cluster and Wimmera Development Association hopes […]

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