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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Washed up debris turned into art

Published on: 21-08-2014
Washed up debris turned into art If you been tot eh Ballarat library recently you may have not a number of ‘balls’ made from rolled up rope.This is the work of Judy Spencer who said the art work was an accident and not something she had intentionally set out to do.“I was focused on the environment,” she said.“It started when I had an opportunity to go to the Portland district and ...

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BHS Window Brightens up the day

Published on: 20-08-2014
BHS Window Brightens up the day Diane Stewart has been working at Ballarat Health Services for five years and in the BRICC centre since it opened in July last year.Diane used to work in accommodation prior to joining BHS where she works as a cleaner.It’s a family affair with husband Steven working at BRICC and a daughter Ashley who works as a nurse.With the cleaner’s room window ...

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A new prostate cancer nurse for Geelong

Published on: 20-08-2014
A new prostate cancer nurse for Geelong Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, and Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, last week visited the Andrew Love Cancer Centre to announce funding for a new prostate cancer nurse for Geelong.The nurse will be one of 14 new specialist prostate cancer nurses across Australia, as part of a $6.2 million boost which the Federal Government is pr...

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Indian flag raising

Published on: 20-08-2014
Indian flag raising India Independence Day on 15th Aug 2014 was celebrated in Ballarat with a flag raising ceremony at Victoria Square (opposite Town Hall).In India 15 August, is a National Holiday commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on this day in 1947. President of the Ballarat Indian Association Khushi Maharaj said this was the 68th cele...

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27 of Victoria’s best bands in Ballarat as part of South Street Eisteddfod

Published on: 20-08-2014
27 of Victoria’s best bands in Ballarat as part of South Street Eisteddfod The Band is the Boroondara Brass Conducted by Daniel Van Bergen. Royal South Street 2014 in conjunction with the Victorian Band League presented the Victorian Band Championships last weekend at Her Majesty’s Theatre.27 bands competed for the prestigious title of Victorian Champion playing for a combined 20 hours.The local area was strongly represe...

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Replicating the Eureka Flag

Published on: 20-08-2014
Replicating the Eureka Flag Not all acts of rebellion and treason used a musket and pistol. In a tent on the Ballarat Goldfields almost 160 years ago, it is believed that at least three women sewed the original Flag of the Southern Cross (The Eureka Flag) - Anastasia Withers, Anastasia Hayes and Anne Duke. In late 1854, the women picked up sewing needles and committed to fabr...

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Gordon football club came to play and win

Published on: 21-08-2014
Gordon football club came to play and win Coach Corey Grills as very happy overcoming a good side like Buninyong last Saturday: Gordon came to play on Saturday and fans were not disappointed as they left a 16 point margin against Buninyong in their wake.Gordon coach Corey Grills said the team wanted to finish the year off well.They knew what was up for grabs and did not hold back from the...

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CHFL Round17

Published on: 21-08-2014
CHFL Round17 Andy McKay weaves a bit of magic taking a screamer against Dunnstown. CHFL – 23rd & 24th AugustWhilst there are many teams packing their bags and calling it quits for this season there is no club closing the doors completely in the Central Highlands FL as the first week of finals approaches.In football 16 of the 18 clubs will have teams partic...

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CHFL – Round 17

Published on: 14-08-2014
CHFL – Round 17 Ballan backman Ryan Closter takes a good mark With just nine of 153 home and away matches in the Central Highlands FL senior competition remaining for 2014 five clubs could still finish on the top of the ladder.Truly an amazing scenario and one which sets up both an exciting last round of matches and potentially one of the great final series.Hepbu...

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Ballarat Falcons Move on to Grand Final

Published on: 14-08-2014
Ballarat Falcons Move on to Grand Final By Mark Kuntsi Ballarat had to wait until the last game of the season to do it, but they have finally booked their spot in Gridiron Victoria's Division 2 championship game, with a 18-8 victory over the Pakenham Silverbacks last Saturday at Victoria Park. The season's fate rested on this do-or-die match with Pakenham, who entered the contest on a r...

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CHFL Round 15

Published on: 07-08-2014
CHFL Round 15 CHFL – Round 15 Nice-mark-by-Michael-Watt-Hepburn-while-(Buninyong)-Adam-Scott-helps-out-lifting-him-with-his-legThe merry go around continued at the top of the ladder in the Central Highlands FL senior grade last week with a few results again having potentially major impacts on how the final eight will look at the end of the home and away matches...

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GP Motocross youngsters assault ai NSW Titles

Published on: 07-08-2014
GP Motocross youngsters assault ai NSW Titles Golden Plains Shire brothers Connor, 9, and Zac Towill, 13, both members of the Geelong Motocross Club have competed in the NSW and Vic Titles this year, rounding it out with an impressive overall win at the 4th round at Blue Rock.Both boys podium 1st overall winning in their classes 1:1:1.Connor has just come off a win in the NSW titles overall 1s...

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