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Archive for: September, 2016

Living in drought

SIR, – With the Wimmera-Mallee drought broken at last, I thought it might be appropriate to share my thoughts as expressed in this little poem I composed while a year-10 student at Horsham College. The Wimmera and Mallee was in severe drought at the time, but encouraging rain had fallen. Broken Drought Thirsty trees, Thirsty […]

Region primed for major events

The Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians are primed for a huge AFL grand-final weekend with major community events set to get underway across the region. Murtoa’s Big Weekend festival takes centre stage in the heart of the region while a Rock Out for RARE concert will unfold at Brim. A Horsham Orchid Show will be at […]

Broad applauds new candidates

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has applauded candidates who have nominated for municipal elections. He said he worked closely with West Wimmera, Northern Grampians, Buloke, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack and Gannawarra shires and Horsham, Swan Hill and Mildura rural city councils. “I’ve always found the councillors in our region to be passionate and driven to deliver the […]

Council supports walking students

GETTING ACTIVE: Stawell Primary School students Eloise, Blake and Laura, with Northern Grampians Shire’s Cr Karen Hyslop, make an early start on Walk to School Month in October.

Students at eight schools across the Northern Grampians Shire will hit the pavement throughout October as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School month. Northern Grampians Shire Council has thrown its support behind the program and will visit the primary schools to provide activities including a colouring competition and a family ‘selfie’ competition. It will also […]

Soaking up uni and the Orange

Thomas Sudholz of Horsham is studying in South Africa to develop his knowledge and understanding of a different cultural environment. He is providing The Weekly Advertiser with monthly updates of his experiences. It has been about five or six weeks since I have penned for The Weekly Advertiser, and in the intervening period I have […]

Real-food advocate at event

Brisbane lawyer-turned health campaigner and author David Gillespie found himself fighting an uphill battle as he attempted to unravel the truth about the affects of eating too much sugar. Driven by a need to lose weight to deal with a growing young family, Mr Gillespie went to science for answers, deleted sugar from his diet […]

Health night

Margaret Millington will be among guest speakers at a Dimboola Pharmacy community health night on October 12. Mrs Millington and her husband John were instrumental in the introduction of real-time monitoring of prescriptions for Victoria in 2016. They are now lobbying for the process to be accepted federally. The Millingtons campaigned for change after their […]

Horsham sale day promotes reuse

GARAGE SALE FUN: Getting into the ‘reuse’ spirit are, from left, Horsham council technical services director John Martin, Shabby Shak’s David Smith, council’s Sue Frankham and Fiona O’Brien, with Shabby Shak’s Chantelle Smith. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Horsham Rural City residents and businesses can support the ‘reuse’ movement on October 22 by taking part in a growing national Garage Sale Trail. The Horsham council is promoting the event, which involves people registering a garage sale, as ‘a fun way to declutter, meet people from the area and uncover unique bargains’. The Garage […]

Brand ready to rock

By DEAN LAWSON Australian country-rock music star Adam Brand will promote a ‘stick together’ message when he performs in front of an expected big crowd at a Rock Out for RARE concert in Brim on Friday night. Brand said the opening lines of his song Hell of a Ride probably summed up his thoughts about […]

Kannamaroo call

Horsham’s Kannamaroo Festival committee is calling for groups, stall holders or entertainers interested in being a part of the November 25 event to contact organisers and register their interest. Committee representative Emma Hynes encouraged anyone who had something fun or interesting to display, sell or sample, to contact the committee. “Each year has seen many […]

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