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PHOTOS | Horsham Aquatic Centre the place to be for Youth Week activity

Horsham Aquatic Centre was bursting at the seams for a Youth Week pool Party. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Bells are ringing for Rupanyup couple

Wedding bells are ringing in Rupanyup. A happy couple will marry in the small Wimmera town on April 27. And Rupanyup district people have embraced the two men with excitement as they prepare to tie the knot. Brandon Raeburn and Michael Taylor will wed at Rupanyup Nursing Home as they near their fifth anniversary together. […]

Naked Farmer money for Flying Doctor

The Royal Flying Doctors Service has an extra $17,228 to spend on its mental-health programs after a unique money-raising effort from Wimmera farmer Ben Brooksby. Mr Brooksby, creator of The Naked Farmer, presented a cheque to the service earlier this month in support of its Flying Doctor Wellbeing program. His donation will aid the expansion […]

Competition calls out ‘sneaky’ ads

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce and VicHealth have united for a second consecutive year to promote a competition encouraging young people to think critically about alcohol advertising. Top Spin is a statewide competition for people aged between 18 and 29. It prompts participants to think about ways in which alcohol advertisers sneakily influence young people. The […]

Melanoma charity walkers take it ‘one step at a time’

A group of determined walkers passed through Horsham last week on day 13 of their 50-day trek supporting melanoma research and awareness. Melanoma survivor Jay Allen, joined by a crew of walkers and volunteers, is completing a 2000-kilometre walk from Adelaide to Sydney dubbed the Melanoma March. He said more than $185,000 had been raised […]

Grant for Harrow Bush Nursing Centre

Harrow Bush Nursing Centre is set for a major overhaul in the wake of a $300,000 grant from The Collie Foundation.

Ararat gardening show grows

Ararat Gardening Club has welcomed several new members following a successful recent first All Things Gardening community expo at Ararat’s Alexandra Hall. Event organiser and Ararat Community Garden member Lesley Sladdin said the showcase flourished, with about 28 stallholders and hundreds of people attending. “We have had quite a few members join in the past […]

Wimmera Health Care Group leader offers support for mental health project

A Wimmera health-care leader has backed a community push to dramatically improve mental-health services in the region.

Optometrists eyeing a fresh start

By Lotte Reiter Husband and wife optometrists Anthony and Letitia Dowling are relocating after 13 years at Horsham’s Wimmera Eye Care. The pair will embark on a new venture in Ocean Grove with their two young children, taking ownership of established optometry practice Ocean Eyes Optometrists. Mr and Mrs Dowling said the decision was made […]

Pharmacies prepared for flu vaccination season

Wimmera pharmacies and medical centres are now stocked with the latest vaccines to help fight the 2019 influenza strains. Horsham pharmacists have reported a steady stream of customers requesting vaccinations and expect numbers to increase considerably as the weather cools down. Horsham Priceline Pharmacy owner Cobie McQueen said annual vaccination was recommended for anyone six […]


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