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Ella Officer loses locks to generate money for sick kids

Ella Officer sports a new look after cutting her hair to make wigs for children with cancer. Picture: WADE MORROW

Horsham schoolgirl Ella Officer, 10, has raised more than $4000 for children with cancer by cutting off her long locks. Ella, who set out to raise $500 but finished with $4100 after eight weeks, said she was scared, nervous and excited in the lead-up to the event. “I’m loving the new do and I thank […]

PHOTOS: Ararat golf day for East grampians Health

Vaughan Allen at Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club.

Matthew Summers is a picture of concentration as he attempts a putt while team-mates Greg Kerr and David Jennings look on during an Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club. The team finished off the pace in fifth place in the annual money-raiser, which attracted 63 competitors. Jamie Dowling, Daniel Crawford and John […]

Perfect time to consider fire risk

Victorian firefighting organisations are urging people to make the most of a reminder about Fire Action Week, which finishes on Friday, to increase their understanding of the fire risk where they live. They want people to use spring, leading into forecasts of an above- average fire season, to prepare their properties and talk to members […]

Flett’s tranquil Haven property open

Haven residents Peter and Kerrie Flett have a passion for gardening and growing plants. This weekend Mr and Mrs Flett will share their beautiful Old Hamilton Road property with the public as a fundraiser for the Horsham Church of Christ building fund. Features of the three-acre garden include a cottage-style front garden with roses, salvia […]

Wimmera urged to be safe and ready

The Country Fire Authority is urging people across the Wimmera and beyond to make sure they are prepared for the approaching fire season. It made the call in expectation of the fire-danger period phasing in across the state during the next few weeks. CFA District 17 acting operations manager Craig Brittain said significant rain in […]

Special wedding at 70 Lowe Street

In a first for East Grampians Health Service’s 70 Lowe Street aged-care centre, residents, staff and other guests celebrated the wedding of a staff member. Celebrant Ron Roberts led the wedding service for 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court carer Allyson Wallace and her fiancé Sugito, in the gardens of 70 Lowe Street. Residents […]

INVOLVED AND CONNECTED: Opportunity knocks

Hello, and welcome to the first of the Centre for Participation’s monthly columns highlighting the events, opportunities, activities and people in our communities. So what is the Centre for Participation? It is a community organisation spanning the Wimmera – Horsham, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack and Northern Grampians municipalities – and the product of a 2016 […]

Turmine flower wins at St Arnaud Orchid Society show

WINNING ORCHID: Bob and Pat Turmine of Horsham show off the laelia orchid Sunset ‘Show Time’, which won them St Arnaud Orchid Society’s grand champion title. Stawell’s John and Barbara Welsh won reserve champion with a dendrobium ‘Tyabb’ orchid. Other champions from the show were: Species, R. Dalton and M. Smythe; Phalaenopis, B. and P. […]

Flying doctor service expands

A Royal Flying Doctor telehealth service is now available in Edenhope and the Wimmera-Mallee, connecting patients in rural areas with specialists via a secure online video appointment that is 100 percent bulk billed. Flying Doctor telehealth service supports patients to book and attend appointments through their regional health service. With a referral from a GP, […]

Horsham Aquatic Centre steps in to advocate healthy option

Horsham Aquatic Centre is among 38 YMCA-managed recreation and leisure centres to successfully reach their goal to stop selling sugar-sweetened drinks from their cafes and kiosks. In partnership with Horsham Rural City Council, the YMCA facilitated the move to healthier food and drink offerings as part of its Healthy Food and Beverage Policy. Horsham Aquatic […]

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