Stawell's breakfast scoop - July 14

WEATHER: We're in for another cold one. Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog in the morning. The chance of showers in the northwest at night. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day. Temperatures of 11 degrees Celsius. 

TOP STORIES:

Nationals member for Lowan, Hugh Delahunty has announced the Victorian Coalition Government will invest $45,000 from its $1 billion Regional Growth Fund in a master plan for the Halls Gap township for the next 10 years. See more, tomorrow's edition of the Stawell Times-News. 

The supermoon captured from Stawell's Big Hill lookout on Sunday night. Picture: BEN KIMBER

The supermoon captured from Stawell's Big Hill lookout on Sunday night. Picture: BEN KIMBER

Stargazers turned their attention to the moon at the weekend as a supermoon shone over Stawell on both Saturday and Sunday night. 

If you missed it, don't despair, other supermoons will occur in August and September. The one on August 10 will be the biggest of the year, as the moon will be closest to Earth on that day.

Former Stawell Sergeant, Craig Gillard is heading up an operation to crack down on the theft of firearms from farming properties.

Stawell Camera Club is preparing to conduct a short course in photography.

Stawell Camera Club members John Simpkin and John Tiddy are preparing to conduct the Basic Photography Skills Course which is open to all interested members of the public. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

Stawell Camera Club members John Simpkin and John Tiddy are preparing to conduct the Basic Photography Skills Course which is open to all interested members of the public. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

The course will cover not only getting to know your camera, but some of the more technical aspects of photography that are essential to creating great shots.

It will run for five weeks, including the Camera Club meeting night, so the dates will be July 23 and 30, and August 6, 13, 20 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

SPORT:

Mixed bag of results for our local football teams at the weekend. Scores below, reviews in tomorrow's edition of the Stawell Times-News.

Stawell Warriors 9.4.58 lost to Warracknabeal 17.10.112

Royal Park 2.5.17 lost to Navarre Grasshoppers 13.13.91

Great Western Lions 10.8.68 lost to Tatyoon 31.17.203

Kalkee 8.16.64 defeated CKS Swifts 5.7.37

WHAT'S ON:

A State Government-appointed panel will today sit for an unscheduled ninth day to hear further submissions from project proponents Crocodile Gold (the owner of Stawell Gold Mine) about the proposal to mine Big Hill.

The hearing, being held at the Federation University Building in Sloane Street, Stawell will change pace on Wednesday when up to 40 members of the community that requested they be heard begin fronting the panel.

To coincide with events to mark National Diabetes Week Grampians Community Health will this Thursday provide members of the community with information about the condition.

Between 10am and 1pm people who stop by Shop 8 in Main Street Stawell will be given the opportunity to view displays with information about diabetes, the 'Life Program' and blood glucose metre control checks.

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