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PHOTOS | Colour runs free at Ararat colour run

The Marian College Colour Run.

ALL THE COLOURS: Ararat became a sea of coloured powder on Sunday when participants took part in a Marian College Colour Run. The event, organised by year-12 students and featuring three-kilometre and five-kilometre routes, raised money for the Fred Hyde Foundation. Pictured soaking up the atmosphere of the fun-filled event are, above, from left, Olivia […]

Wimmera Rockers ready to rock

Promo pic for Wimmera Rockers dance weekend in July.
Contact is John Finn, 5382 0021 or 0437 360 964.
John and his wife Marg in the pic.

Dance enthusiasts from across Victoria and interstate will converge on Horsham next month for Wimmera Rockers Danceworld’s annual three-day event. Organiser John Finn said this year’s event, ‘One last kiss’ would feature bands The Fender Benders and Honkytonk Rockers. “We have a yearly dance event featuring different bands and themes over a few days and […]

Council suspects tree poisoning at Dimboola skate park

Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders are concerned about dying trees at Dimboola Skate Park. Mayor Ron Ismay said following council inspection of the trees and consultation with the supplier, it appeared the trees might have been poisoned. “Council suspects deliberate poisoning of the trees, which is extremely disappointing,” he said. “The trees were planted not only […]

Input into Nhill Skate Park plan

Hindmarsh Shire Council has invited residents to have a say on the final design of a new Nhill Skate Park at a consultation session on Monday. Mayor Ron Ismay invited potential users and other interested residents to attend the session in the council chambers in Nelson Street from 4pm. “Following the official openings of the […]

New mayor Gwenda Allgood gets to work in Ararat

Ararat mayor Gwenda Allgood has spent little time settling into her position in charge of the municipality. Cr Allgood, who won her sixth term as mayor in a 35-year stint on Ararat Rural City Council, has been busy with a variety of responsibilities. One of Cr Allgood’s first official duties was to welcome the crew […]

A pathway to new skill sets

I don’t have the skills or time; someone else will do it; I have to commit to an organisation; I’m too young, too old; I’m not as valuable as a paid staff member… we’ve all heard the myths surrounding volunteering and, again, I say they are completely untrue. Volunteers can be of all ages and […]

Making a Mark for YMCA Open Doors

Horsham Aquatic Centre Open Doors volunteer Mark Radford has won recognition from the YMCA for his dedication to raising money for disadvantaged members of the Wimmera community. The Horsham Rural City councillor is stepping down as the centre’s Open Doors volunteer after 11 years, however that does not mean the father of three adult children […]

Strong Navy representation at Western Victorian Careers Expo

The Royal Australian Navy will feature prominently at this year’s Western Victorian Careers Expo at Longerenong. The Navy, through its Navy Community Engagement Program, will be among exhibitors to engage with the public, raise its profile and discuss activities, lifestyle and careers. The program’s purpose is to reach out and connect with the community at […]

Emma Kealy backs Horsham war memorial pool

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham’s historic War Memorial Swimming Pool and its surrounds would be the subject of major redevelopment if Member for Lowan Emma Kealy had her way. Ms Kealy said the outdoor area of Horsham Aquatic Centre, including the Olympic-sized pool, was a project waiting to happen. She said she believed expanding the centre […]

Stawell gloves give Nepali women a hand

KEEPING WARM: Stawell Secondary College students Madison Ross and Millee Chester have bought gloves made by Nepali women in Kathmandu. The gloves are for sale at the school.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are keeping warm this winter thanks to women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Students are buying gloves made by Nepali women as a fundraiser to help empower women living in the Himalyan nation. The women are supported by the Bright Future Community Centre in Kathmandu. The centre works to promote education of women […]


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