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Archive for: April, 2015

Willaura community commemorates

SPECIAL OCCASION: Willaura students, from left, Sophie Gray, Sophie Joyce, Scarlett Burmeister. The trio  read the names of the Fallen and the Requiem during Willaura Anzac Day services.

More than 150 people, including many young members of the community, attended a 9am Stand To Anzac Day service at Willaura Memorial Hall. The service was one of two commemorative services. The other was a dawn service at Willaura cenotaph followed by Gunfire Breakfast provided by Willaura Lions Club. Willaura district students Sophie Gray, Scarlett […]

Rates rise five percent

Horsham Rural City Council’s proposed 2015-2016 Budget includes an average rate rise of five percent, maintains a Municipal Charge of $268 and a farm rate differential of 20 percent. The council has released details of its draft budget, Strategic Resource Plan, Rates Strategy and Cultural and Recreational Rates Concession policy for public comment. Horsham Mayor […]

Mother’s Day lunch

Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary will present a Mother’s Day Luncheon at Horsham Uniting Church Hall at noon on May 7. A three-course meal and entertainment will cost patrons $25.   Get the full story in the April 29, 2015 edition of The Weekly Advertiser. READ IT ONLINE HERE!

Funny man


American comedian Wil Sylvince perform at Ararat Performing Arts Centre as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow on May 8. The roadshow is renowned for presenting some of the best home-grown talent and visiting comics from the annual festival. The Ararat performance features Tom Ballard as emcee alongside Gillian Cosgriff, Wil Sylvince from […]

Mental health service support

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has raised concerns in State Parliament about a proposal for mental health service providers to produce an annual report. “As someone with experience in administration in the health sector, I have seen similar expectations established by the Labor Government and I understand the burden it places on providers,” Ms Kealy […]

Little film-makers’ joy

THINK TANK: Art teacher Mars Drum and animator Desiree Cross are pictured with students from Dimboola Primary School at a creative workshops leading up to the production of a film that is part of the Little Big Shots International Film Festival.

A short animation film titled Teacher’s Pet made in collaboration with Delkaia Aboriginal Best Start and Dimboola Primary School will feature as part of the Little Big Shots International Film Festival. The film festival, in Melbourne, will run from May 30 to June 8. The festival board and director selected the movie from hundreds around […]

Highway upgrade

Roadwork on a $750,000 project to boost Wimmera Highway safety near Jung has finished. Improvements along a four-kilometre section of the highway include shoulder sealing, new raised reflective pavement markers, updated signs and new line marking. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the highway was a vital link connecting Horsham with north and north-eastern […]

Green Army support wins Broad praise

Commitment from young people involved in a Horsham Regional Community Green Army Project has won praise from Member for Mallee Andrew Broad. Mr Broad said the project would provide environmental and social benefits to the Wimmera. “Over the next six months we will see first-hand the benefits and improvements made to our environment through activities […]

Health service wants feedback

West Wimmera Health Service leaders have urged consumers to provide feedback about the organisation’s services. They made the request after assessing results from a community forum in Rainbow. People used the forum to raise various issues. One example was that cancer patients had to travel to Horsham to participate in support groups with other patients. […]

Movie on sugar journey

A movie about one man’s journey to discover the truth about sugar will play in Horsham on May 6. Horsham Centre Cinema in partnership with Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Health Care Group, Wimmera Primary Care Partnership, Up Tempo Café and Planet Feelgood will present ‘That Sugar Film’ at Horsham Centre Cinema. Organisers say the […]


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