Stawell's breakfast scoop - July 7

Weather: Mostly sunny day. Scattered showers in the west during the late afternoon and evening, extending throughout during the evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.

Top Stories: 

- Stawell businesses have reported a downturn in sales over the past week, due to the sudden cold snap.

Business operators have been hit hard by the turn in weather, which delivered plenty of rainfall and below average temperatures.

Most business operators have agreed on the fact that business has been slow ever since the winter cold started to settle in. Shoppers haven't been braving the cold and businesses are suffering.

-Libaries may have a reputation of being quiet places for study, where it is all work and no play.

However, that certainly isn't the case early in the mornings of Tuesday and Friday at the Stawell Library.

At 10.30am every Thursday and Friday, the Stawell Library hosts its Storytime program, where children can go and have fun while learning vital English skills for later in life.

Library Manager, Kerry Wilson, said she was pleased with the turnout to these events.

-  Access to recreation water in the Wimmera-Mallee water supply system will be formalised following completion of a review into the way water in the system is shared among water corporations and the environment.

Access to recreation water in the Wimmera-Mallee water supply system will be formalised following completion of a review into the way water in the system is shared among water corporations and the environment.

GWMWater Managing Director Mark Williams said he was confident community expectations would be able to be met in relation to access to recreation water when the Wimmera Glenelg Bulk Entitlement Order is reset.

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