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PHOTOS | Ss Michael and John’s Primary School students have wheelie good time

Jarrah Martin and Samuel Janetzki at Ss Michael and John's Primary School Wheelie Wednesday.

Students enjoyed fun activities with their well wheeled friends. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Max Green: Zane’s smile ‘the only thing that matters’

FUN WEEKEND: A group of South Australian visitors, from left, Van, 5, Amalia, 8, Florence, 3, and Zane, 5, enjoyed a visit to Warracknabeal, where they met members from Victoria Police’s Beat the Heat team. Zane and his family were guests of Dadswells Bridge’s Green family, who wanted to provide a fun weekend away for a family doing things tough.

A Dadswells Bridge couple has put a ‘smile on the dial’ of a young boy with terminal brain cancer by arranging a family-friendly weekend of activities. Old Dadswell Town owners Max and Jenny Green welcomed Zane and his family from South Australia at the weekend. Mr Green said Zane, 5, was the grandson of close […]

Justin Chester steps up for beyondblue, raises $10,200

A Stawell man who walked from Horsham to Naracoorte to honour two late nephews has raised more than $10,200 for beyondblue. Justin Chester decided to embark on the 150-kilometre endeavour after losing two nephews to suicide in the past decade. Josh Finlay, from Charlton, died aged 21 in 2008, while Ben Jolley died in 2017, […]

Daniher’s MND drive in Stawell and Horsham

The 2018 Daniher’s Drive will stop in Stawell tomorrow as part of Fight MND’s goal to raise $1.5-million to help find a cure for motor neurone disease. Now in its fourth year, the drive involves individuals, groups, sports fans, keen adventurers and driving enthusiasts participating in a four-day ‘tour for a cure’. The tour starts […]

Cycling star Alice Culling at Ararat breakfast

Rising national cyclist Alice Culling from Ararat will be among guests at an Ararat Community Enterprise Breakfast of Champions on October 18. Culling won bronze at Junior Tracking Cycling World Championships this year, following success in 2017 when she won a national points race and was second in a national elite team pursuit. She also […]

Wimmera Filipino leaders ‘Knocking on hearts’ for Stawell’s Myrna Liberato

HELPING HAND: Wimmera Filipino Australian Club members, from left, Marivic Vix, Rubylyn Mackley, Erich Vix, Reinhard Vix, Maria Janeth Rebarbas and Mylane Sellens, promote a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday to help a community member in need. 

Wimmera Filipino Australian Club leaders have called on the wider community to enjoy an afternoon at Horsham’s Weir Park while raising money for a couple in need. President Marivic Vix said club members would host a barbecue and activities from noon to 3pm to support Stawell couple Noel Clarke and Myrna Liberato. “Myrna is from […]

Nappy collection on again

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has called on people to support ‘The Nappy Collective’ project, using her office as a collection point.  The project collects leftover unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need. There are 410 drop-off points in 64 towns and cities across Australia, with […]

Shoebox of Christmas cheer

Wimmera residents can again put a smile on the face of a child in need this Christmas through non-profit Christian organisation Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse provides emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. It’s biggest project, Operation Christmas Child, is underway and every year provides thousands of children living in poverty […]

Berry brothers’ emotional event for a good cause

PLENTY OF BUZZ: Pictured making a donation to Breast Cancer Network Australia chief executive Kirsten Pilatti, in memory of Jedda Berry, are, from left, back, Joel Berry, Will Robertson, Troy Berry, Leanne Robertson, Thomas Berry and Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan; and front, Ben Lakin and Jarrod Berry. Pictures: WILLAMY IMAGES

A group of Horsham-bred young men who set out to raise $20,000 for breast cancer services has smashed its target, raising more than $50,000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Plenty on offer for Seniors Week

CELEBRATION: Voices of the Wimmera choir master Bev Miatke performs with the group at the Horsham opening of the 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival in Horsham Town Hall. Wimmera seniors can enjoy a range of entertainment, adventure and activities this week. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER Wimmera seniors can enjoy a range of entertainment, adventure and fun-focused activities […]


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