Bill Horman is Lockington’s Australia Day ambassador this year.ELAINE COONEY January 22, 2014 4:10am
Lockington’s Australia Day ambassador, Bill Horman, is looking forward to meeting the community.
He said he enjoyed getting to know the people who make country towns tick.
Mr Horman said he would roll up his sleeves and ‘‘jump behind the barbecue and turn a few sausages’’ so he had the opportunity to talk to the volunteers.
He said he was a proud Australian and it was ‘‘about time we talked up what a great place it is’’.
He spoke about how volunteers banded together in times of emergency and said country people in particular did a good job at volunteering.
Mr Horman had a long and distinguished police, law enforcement and emergency services career.
He was Victoria Police’s deputy commissioner of operations, commissioner of Vanuatu Police, deputy director with the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence and commissioner of Tasmania Police.
He worked for many years on various committees involved with road safety and community safety as well as crime, violence and injury prevention.
He now runs his own consultancy and network services business.
The SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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