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Andrew Saunders to stay on in lead role at Edenhope hospital

Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital acting chief executive Andrew Saunders will continue in the role permanently. Board of management chairman Tony Kealy said Mr Saunders had been offered, and accepted, the position. “Andrew has already had a lengthy career at Edenhope hosptial,” he said. “He started out as the catering manager in 1990 and has […]

Darren Welsh: West Wimmera Health Service time improved

West Wimmera Health Service will move to a multiple call phone service from next week. Acting chief executive Darren Welsh said the introduction of the new answering service would allow multiple calls to be answered at one time, creating a more efficient response for callers. “We understand that people’s time is precious and we want […]

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce calls for Febfast participants

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce is calling for people to participate in Febfast. Taskforce co-ordinator Sally Pymer said Febfast involved giving up something for the entire month of February. “Whether that be alcohol, sugar, inactivity, meat – your choice of anything for the entire month,” she said. “In doing so, and registering for the event, you […]

PHOTOS: Yoga fun at Horsham Library

Isabel McConnell and teacher Natalie Abrahall enjoying kids yoga at Horsham Library. The library will run another yoga session on Wednesday and a Crazy Craft activity on Thursday.

HOLIDAY FUN: Horsham Library has turned its space into a school holiday fun zone, running a number of children’s workshops throughout January. Last week’s yoga for kids session was a hit, as demonstrated by Isabel McConnell. The library will host another yoga series today and a ‘crazy craft’ activity tomorrow from 10.30am to 11.30am. Participants […]

Tatyoon’s McKay family pay it back

According to the Heart Foundation, cardiovascular disease affects one in six Australians, the majority of them over the age of 65.

Lionhearted Lenny leaves a legacy

FAMILY: Lauren Henwood holds twins Isla and Lenny while seven-year-old Nicholas plays with his father Nick. The family has organised a toy drive in memory of Lenny, who died from childhood cancer.

The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at.

Algae warnings in place at Green, Marma lakes

Jasper James, Freddy Frew and Samuel Janetzki escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Green Lake near Horsham remains closed after Horsham Rural City Council identified an outbreak of blue-green algae last week. Council’s infrastructure director John Martin said samples of water taken from the lake confirmed the presence of the potentially toxic algae. Mr Martin said the outbreak was mild, but current hot weather conditions could exacerbate it. […]

Pool safety boost for Kaniva pool

Kaniva Memorial Swimming Pool will purchase a new defibrillator after Landmark Kaniva donated $1900 for the pool through Bayer’s Grow4Good program. Bayer donated $50 for every 20-litre pack of Precept sold during a fundraising period last year. Landmark Kaniva’s Michael Hodges said the fundraising challenge had received plenty of support from the Kaniva community. He […]

Paul Margetts to lead annual Grampians Ride To Remember

Wimmera Superintendent Paul Margetts will lead the 11th annual Grampians Ride to Remember next month. Supt Margetts, a long time motorcycle enthusiast and supporter of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and annual ride, was announced the 2019 event patron. Supt Margetts said he felt privileged to have been asked and had accepted the role […]

Drug forum for Horsham

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce will deliver a ‘Tackling Illegal Drugs’ forum in partnership with the Australian Drug Foundation in February. The forum will target sports clubs in the Wimmera and will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about dealing with illegal drugs. Taskforce co-ordinator Sally Pymer said statistics showed more than 40 percent of […]

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