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Big Little Lies and Hickory Dickory Dash head Wimmera libraries’ most popular books for 2018

Chloe, 7, and Lucy, 4, Butsch, read Hickory Dickory Dash at the Horsham Library. The book was the most popular children's book in the Wimmera in 2018 according to library lending data.

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation marketing manager Leanda Elliott said Moriarty’s novel topped the list of books borrowed across Wimmera Regional Library’s branches. She said the book explored the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. […]

New horticulture offering at Wimmera TAFE

Wimmera residents interested in a career in horticulture are invited to a free information session at FedUni TAFE Wimmera Campus, Horsham, today. The Certificate III in Horticulture session, from noon to 1pm, will provide students with leading educators, technology and resources. Manager of TAFE Sales and Marketing Bill Munday said the program, to be delivered […]

Endless options with U3A registration

Horsham and District University of the Third Age will host a registration day tomorrow. The mature-age organisation is dedicated to providing learning opportunities and keeping people busy and engaged. Public relations officer Geoff Baker said the registration day was probably the most important day of the year for U3A members and invited people to register […]

Scholarships available for Federation University students

Students enrolling at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera campus can apply for a wide range of scholarships in 2019. The university announced it would offer 50 types of scholarships, totaling $7-million, across all its campuses this year. FedUni vice-chancellor and president Helen Bartlett said there were scholarships available to help students from a range of backgrounds. […]

Leadership challenge applications open for 2019 programs

Leadership Wimmera is calling for applications for its 2019 programs. Under the umbrella of Wimmera Development Association, Leadership Wimmera has been providing a pathway for people keen to develop their leadership skills in business and community environments for many years. Leadership Wimmera offers two pathway courses – it’s business leaders program, designed to help people […]

Resilience program for Stawell

Renowned community happiness-building program The Resilience Project will roll out in Stawell district schools and the general public next month. The program provides practical, evidence-based, and positive mental-health plans to build resilience and happiness within students and adults. More than 500 schools across the country as well as many elite sporting teams have used the […]

Zyla Nelson’s heartfelt hair donation for Variety

Zyla Nelson, centre, has cut her hair for Variety Hair With Heart.

By Colin MacGillivray The biblical figure Samson was said to have lost his immense strength when his long hair was cut. However, in the act of cutting her flowing locks, Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College student Zyla Nelson found she was able to give strength to others. Zyla, 14, had more than 35 centimetres of […]

Connect Ed students spread Christmas cheer

PITCHING IN: Wimmera Connect Ed students Robert Butler-Day and Monique McTaggert, front, load Christmas food hampers to deliver to the community as part of a partnership with Wimmera and Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network and the Christian Emergency Food Centre. Emma Hopper, Liam Offer and Dave Thomas from Alternate Programs and Tim Shaw […]

Federation Uni nursing cohort to grow

A major influx of nursing students for next year is set to further build on the health-industry training credentials of Federation University Australia’s Wimmera campus.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College elects first year 12 captains

EXAMPLE: Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College 2019 student leaders, from left, Archie Watt, Oriana Panozzo, Josiah Mock and Sarah Barber.

Oriana Panozzo and Josiah Mock will be Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College school captains next year. They will be the first captains at the school to lead a student body from foundation to year 12. Sarah Barber and Archie Watt will be school vice-captains. School officials announced the student leaders at a middle-senior school closing […]

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