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Archive for: March, 2016

Yarriambiack forums to address region’s chronic disease issues

Health officials hope forums at Hopetoun, Beulah and Warracknabeal on April 14 will help address a severe rate of chronic diseases in Yarriambiack Shire.

Quality high for Stawell Gift fashions on the field

DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Newmarket Gold’s David Coe congratulates Stawell Gift fashions on the field winners on their success, from left, Alexandra Dingle, best hat, Laura-Jane Hilditch, third, Allie Guy, lady of the day, Peta Bell, runner-up, and Jo Jo Kwenin, best-dressed man. Picture: SARAH SCULLY

Numbers for Stawell Gift’s annual fashions on the field competition might have been down, but quality was certainly high as entrants took to the catwalk at Central Park.

Wimmera response to Good Friday Appeal reflects generosity and medical need

EDITORIAL: As we anxiously wait for the weather to turn and end all-too-familiar dry conditions, we can’t help but reflect on the generosity of country people.

Underpass work for Horsham Railway Corridor Master Plan

Horsham council workers will start minor projects on and around Wawunna Road and McPherson Street rail underpasses in the next few months as part of a Railway Corridor Master Plan.

Stawell Gift gets $600,000 boost

Stawell Athletic Club can plan for future Easter Stawell Gift carnivals with greater confidence after confirmation the State Government would provide $600,000 across four years to support the event.

Northern Grampians mayor: Community needs to understand how drought-funding works

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Murray Emerson has stressed State Government drought-relief funding is based on community-support programs.

Rural Northwest Health’s Jodee Lardner wins Betty Richardson Award

Environmental services worker Jodee Lardner has celebrated 30 years of dedicated service with Rural Northwest Health in style by winning the inaugural Betty Richardson Award.

Northern Grampians Shire Council backs Stawell Gift

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Murray Emerson has spoken of the need to continue providing support for Stawell’s Easter Gift carnival.

Women on Farms Gathering sows seeds for more women in science

Sowing the seeds for more women in science was the focus of a workshop driven by Agriculture Victoria at the 27th Women on Farms Gathering at Hopetoun.

International flavour for 2016 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Eel Festival is renowned for its entertainment line-up and this year is no exception, with a mix of musical genres and an international flavour.


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