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Archive for: June, 2015

Pulford hears about Horsham plans

PLANS: Horsham Rural City Council grants officer Susan Surridge, left, discusses May Park plans with Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Horsham municipal leaders have made the most of a visit by Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford to outline projects for which they are likely to pursue government funding. Horsham Rural City Council chief executive Peter Brown said Ms Pulford, who went on a tour of project areas last week, had shown particular enthusiasm for […]

Waiting lists required for welfare agency

Increasing demand could force people to join waiting lists to access services at Wimmera Uniting Care. Wimmera residents could be required to fill out a new registration form at the welfare agency due to an inundation of requests for help and support in the past six months. In addition to standard referrals from outside agencies […]

Youth summit in Yarriambiack

A newly formed Youth Action Council in Yarriambiack Shire will host a youth summit in Warracknabeal tomorrow. The inaugural youth action council Y-YAC, which includes 12 young people aged between 12 and 25, will be a voice for young people throughout the shire. The Yarriambiack Youth Summit will be at Warracknabeal Town Hall, from 10am […]

NBN roll-out continues

More than 1174 premises across the Wimmera-Mallee have new internet services with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region. Towns with an activated National Broadband Network service include: Dimboola, 61 premises; Galaquil, 116; Great Western, 243; Jeparit, 283; St Arnaud, 126; Stawell, 223; Warracknabeal, 122. The new service will provide internet […]

$100,000 pledge for cancer centre

A six-figure pledge from a neighbouring Wimmera health service has bolstered the Wimmera Cancer Centre appeal. Rural Northwest Health, which services the Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Beulah communities, has donated $50,000 to the Wimmera Health Care Group appeal and assured a further $50,000 will be provided next year. RNH Board of Management chairman Leo Casey said […]



More than 250 people, including some of Victoria’s highest ranking police officials, gathered at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval on Friday for a dedication ceremony in memory of Ararat police recruit the late Jason Bond. The Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation ceremony, hosted by the foundation’s Ararat branch, involved the official naming of East Grampians Health Service’s […]

Money for veteran’s memorial

Horsham Rural City Council will use a $8700 grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help the Pimpinio community erect a war memorial in the settlement. War Memorial Project team member Don Jagger said the council would also provide $2860 from its community grants program and the community would donate money for the project. […]

Trivia night for happiness trek

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Trivia buffs have an opportunity to strut their stuff while at the same time have fun, raise money for and awareness of mental illness at an event at Stawell Entertainment Centre next month. Swifts Football Netball Club is strongly supporting the Trek to Happiness Trivia Night presented by Ballarat’s Trivia with a Twist on July […]

Super winner


Supergas Horsham manager Peter Russell, right, presents competition winner Debbie Milgate, from Minyip, with prizes – a portable gas oven and quad burner wok cooker – that she won through a 3WM-MIXX FM competition, asking for listeners’ best camping recipe. Debbie’s winning recipe was golden syrup dumplings.   Get the full story in the June […]

Laharum bushfire forum

The Laharum Fire Brigade invites community members to attend an extreme bushfire information forum on July 16. The forum, at Laharum hall, from 1.45 pm to 5.30pm, will aim to prepare people for the next fire using the latest information. Members of a research team who have been researching aspects of extreme fires will speak […]


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