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Friday, August, 12, 2022
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THOUSANDS of locals and visitors braved the cold weather on Sunday and flooded the Hamilton Showgrounds to celebrate the long-awaited return of Sheepvention, after three years of COVID-19 cancellations.
A LARGE crowd gathered in the Sheep Pavilion on Sunday for the first day of Sheepvention to hear the official opening and celebrate the return of the long-awaited event. Photo: GLENN GUY. 220731gg043

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SHARE the Dignity donation bins, where locals can donate unopened period care products, have been set up at GenHealth and Woolworths in Hamilton, with employee, Sandi Moritz, and assistant store manager, Aaron Keilar, showing off their display at the front of the store. Photo: GLENN GUY.
LOCALS wanting to help those less fortunate are urged to get behind the Share the Dignity August drive by donating unopened period care products to help end period poverty.
AGRICULTURE in the Glenelg Shire has contributed nearly $380 million to a sector which has grown by 17 per cent nationwide in gross value in the last financial year, according to the latest Agricultural Census.
LOCAL schools are setting their sights on increasing students’ physical activity through providing new equipment and programs, after they received funding from the State Government’s Active Schools grant initiative.
THE recent spate of chilly weather is a fresh reminder to families and households to make sure their Home Fire Escape Plan is up to date, especially as many Victorians are working from home and winter being one of the highest risk periods for residential fires in Victoria.

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KANGAROOS coach, Hamish Waldron, is urging his team to finish the season strong, starting with today’s clash against Camperdown. Photo: SPEC FILE.
THE Hamilton Kangaroos will return home to Melville Oval for a round 17 clash against Camperdown.
CASTERTON Sandford will take six teams – four netball and two football – into Western Border finals after celebrating a big round 16 of the home and away season at Island Park.
STICKING with the Sheepvention theme, Mulleraterong clients, Emma Hunt, Emma Dyke, Meg Lewis and Evan McKenzie were excited to yarn bomb their craft studio and make farm-themed craft such as the freestanding sheep. Photo: GLENN GUY.
TO celebrate Sheepvention, the clients at Mulleraterong have been getting crafty and covering everyday items in wool to yarn bomb their craft studio in French Street.
THREE generations’ work has produced what one judge has called “the sheep of the future” at Sheepvention’s Sheep Show judging.
162 Kent Road, Hamilton. Price $499,000.
162 Kent Road, Hamilton. Price $499,000. Contact Jill McErvale at Southern Grampians Livestock and Real Estate, 62 Thompson Street, Hamilton on 03 5571 1404 or 0409 786 285.
162 Kent Road, Hamilton. Price $499,000.
162 Kent Road, Hamilton. Price $499,000. Contact Jill McErvale at Southern Grampians Livestock and Real Estate, 62 Thompson Street, Hamilton on 03 5571 1404 or 0409 786 285.
LOCALS wanting to help those less fortunate are urged to get behind the Share the Dignity August drive by donating unopened period care products to help end period poverty.
Photo: PORTLAND OBSERVER
GLENELG Shire residents are refusing to lie down and take the rates hike dished out to them in this year’s council budget, with a series of meetings and petitions planned, starting next week.
DESPITE Glenelg Shire’s $380 million contribution to the nation’s agricultural sector in the last financial year – including Casterton’s highly successful annual weaner sales – Victoria is the only state where ag commodities decreased in value.
AGRICULTURE in the Glenelg Shire has contributed nearly $380 million to a sector which has grown by 17 per cent nationwide in gross value in the last financial year, according to the latest Agricultural Census.
A LOCAL farmer is calling for drivers – particularly truckies – to take more care on the Casterton Dartmoor Road, after a truck tipped near the Killara Bridge.
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