Murtoa Progress Association News

September 20, 2013

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Murtoa Progress Association is calling for expressions of interest from people who wish to take up the Leadership Wimmera challenge in 2014. The Murtoa Progress Association is offering one scholarship to a member of the Murtoa community to participate in the Regional Leadership Skills program in 2014. Regional Leadership Skills program builds life skills...


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September 19, 2013

Stick Shed Cleaned for Big Weekend

The Murtoa stick Shed got its annual clean-up today in readiness for the opening during Murtoa’s BIG Weekend event on 4, 5 & 6th October. The Shire of Yarriambiack kindly donated the street sweeper to do the job and it is greatly appreciated by the organisers.. Resident pigeons also donate to the cause, but in a...


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September 15, 2013

DUNMUNKLE SUMPOILER’S MASSIVE ENGINES RUN in MURTOA

  As part of Murtoa’s BIG Weekend on October 4, 5 & 6th, the Dunmunkle Sumpoiler’s Annual Rally will be run for 2 days, with their 4 famous BIG engines being run several times on both days. These massive Hornsby Engines are a sight to see as they slowly fire up and begin rotating their...


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September 14, 2013

Metal Art/Sculpture Competition at the Show

  In similar fashion to the GrainCorp photo competition, the Big Weekend Committee will sponsor a Metal Art/ Sculpture competition at Murtoa Show. This will once again offer the chance for some new major prizes at the show this year.Locals are encouraged to enter the new competition. There will be both junior (up to 18...


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September 14, 2013

Graincorp Art Exhibition

Official Opening Friday evening of the BIG Weekend from 8pm at the Mechanics Hall, Murtoa, Victoria. Commencing at 8pm. Cost $10. Live piano played by Annabelle. Prizes awarded and the opening of the BIG Weekend event and Art Exhibition will be hosted by local personalities. Light refreshments including cash bar. You are invited to one...


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September 14, 2013

GrainCorp Photographic Competition

  Murtoa and District is a photographers dream with interesting characters, historic buildings, beautiful landscapes and a thriving grains industry. The Murtoa A&P Society in association with the Murtoa Big Weekend Committee is conducting the “GrainCorp” Photographic Competition, providing all photographers with an opportunity to showcase their reflections of Murtoa and District to win some fabulous prizes....


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September 11, 2013

Big Weekend – Former local to perform at Railway

Former local, musician Lyn Challands (nee Blay) will perform at the Railway Hotel on the Saturday night of the Big Weekend October 6th “Lyn Challands career as a professional musician began in 1983 when she joined her first Band (Dingus Magee). She then moved to Tasmania in 1989 and worked as resident solo entertainer at...


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September 11, 2013

Big Weekend Ecumenical Service

Ms Sue Searls of Ballarat, will be guest speaker at the Ecumenical Service being held during Murtoa’s Big Weekend. The service which has been conducted each year as part of the community’s celebrations for the Big Weekend will be held in the Mechanics Hall Supper Room commencing at 11.00am on Sunday 6th October. As 2013...


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August 14, 2013

Big Weekend 2013

Murtoa’s BIG Weekend, sponsored by GrainCorp, is on again over the weekend of October 4th, 5th and 6th – and is three days of celebrations, with lots of great events and spades of local country culture. This year will again feature the usual main attractions, including the unique and hugely popular mighty Murtoa Stick Shed...


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