Stawell's breakfast scoop - June 10

Weather: Mostly sunny. Patches of light frost early in the morning. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

Top Stories: 

- Have you ever wanted to know why some lambs in your flock die for no apparent reason?

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) may be able to provide producers with answers through the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.

Through the project, with funding support from the Sheep and Goat Compensation Advisory Committee, DEPI animal health staff are able to investigate lamb deaths, at no cost to the producer

- Country Fire Authority is warning Victorians about the dangers of house fires following a rise in the number of deadly blazes across the state.

In the past six months there has been more fatal house fires in regional Victoria (10 deaths) than there was during 2013 (8 deaths). 

- Owen Martin has proved that anything is possible, training four year old mare Hellovaway to her maiden win in the Active Electrical Geelong & Shepparton Young Drivers Challenge at Ballarat.

Prior to her first start at Ballarat, Martin was quietly confident she would be able to win, but wasn't expecting her to win as easy.

Owen Martin and horse Hellovaway are all smiles following the horse's maiden win. Picture: Kerri Kingston

Owen Martin and horse Hellovaway are all smiles following the horse's maiden win. Picture: Kerri Kingston

What's on: Basketball finals get underway tonight with the under 12 girls and boys, the under 16 girls and then the Senior Women all playing their first round of the post season.

Navarre and Great Western footballers will return to the track after having the weekend off for the Queens Birthday. Swifts and Warriors will also train in preparation for the weekends games.

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