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Seven decades of married life for Reg and Elva Pilmore

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Reg and Elva Pilmore celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A Wimmera husband and wife team who forged a special partnership two years after the end of the Second World War has reached a rare and significant milestone. Reg and Elva Pilmore, both 95, clocked up their platinum, or 70th, wedding anniversary. They have celebrated the occasion with family and friends at Horsham Sports and […]

Horsham Zumbathon to support family affected by cancer

By SARAH SCULLY A Horsham mother and fitness instructor has called on the community to come together through dance to raise money for a seriously ill child. Sara Tuohey will lead a Zumbathon for people of all ages and fitness levels at Sawyer Park on Sunday. Miss Tuohey teaches the registered dance fitness program through […]

Fed Uni nurses graduate at Horsham campus

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus  2017 Diploma of Nursing graduates from the Wimmera region.

Federation University’s Wimmera campus recognised its latest round of Bachelor of Nursing graduates at a ceremony in Horsham yesterday. Federation University chancellor Dr Paul Hemming paid tribute to the students’ hard work and dedication. “We wish them all the best in their future careers and know they will be a great asset to the health […]

Breast cancer donations welcome in Stawell

Stawell Mother’s Day Classic organisers will accept donations for National Breast Cancer Foundation until the end of the month. Vicki Cooper, who is also a member of Stawell TOWN – Take Off Weight Naturally – Club, said TOWN club members donated $100 to this year’s Mother’s Day run. “The Mother’s Day Classic raises money for […]

Horsham Red Cross calls for winter woollies

Horsham Red Cross shop has called on the Wimmera community to donate ‘winter woollies’ to meet shoppers’ needs and raise money for the organisation. Red Cross head of retail Richard Wood said Red Cross shops across Australia needed items such as coats, jackets, jumpers, boots, scarves and beanies. “Anything warm and woolly in good condition […]

Windfall from Ararat teams’ cycling effort

Teams representing East Grampians Health Service in this year’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay have raised more than $27,900. With a fundraising goal of $25,000, Cranks and Defibrillators team members are thrilled to have exceeded their objective. The money will go towards a new bus for the Patricia Hinchey Centre. This year 15 cyclists and […]

Warracknabeal garden ‘first’ takes shape

Work has started on a multi-purpose therapeutic garden at Warracknabeal, which developers believe will be the first of its kind in western Victoria and possibly in Australia. Horsham company Chapple Landscaping is building the Warracknabeal Wellness Garden at the entrance to Rural Northwest Health’s newly redeveloped campus. The garden will feature four main areas, a […]

Listening to Voices in Horsham’s Wesley Performing Art Centre

Unique theatre production ‘Listening to Voices’ will be at Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on Friday. The production, described by program leaders as dynamic and courageous, is the product of average people with experiences of ‘hearing voices’ and mental illness. Its purpose is to eradicate stigma surrounding mental-health diagnosis, in particular the experience of […]

Ray of light in dark times… Horsham’s Ray Carman opens up

For years, Ray Carman had a hellish showreel running through his head featuring the graphic lowlights of his life as a Horsham Fire Brigade member and tow-truck driver.

Pharmacy first: Wimmera gets first specialised compounding laboratory

Accessing customised medication in the Wimmera is now as easy as grocery shopping with the introduction of the region’s only specialised compounding laboratory. People looking for particular medications commercially unavailable in Australia can now access products from Horsham Chemmart Pharmacy’s laboratory. Horsham Chemmart owner Jossy Dan said the equipment allowed his pharmacy team to make […]

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