Stawell's breakfast scoop - July 25

WEATHER (three-day forecast): 

Today: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, mostly in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 13.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.

Sunday: Mostly sunny day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.

TOP STORIES:

NORTHERN Grampians Shire Council has joined forces with neighbouring municipalities, to alert Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the economic importance of wind farms to regional communities.

Belinda Scott (left) is pictured with good friend Bree Pickering, who will shave her head and raise money at a Family Fun Day at the Stawell racecourse.

Belinda Scott (left) is pictured with good friend Bree Pickering, who will shave her head and raise money at a Family Fun Day at the Stawell racecourse.

FORMER Stawell woman, Belinda Scott will do anything to beat the cancer that has riddled her body.

Just as impressive as her will to win, is the will of the Stawell and surrounding community to do all it can to ensure that happens.

STAWELL shivered through its coldest morning of the year so far on Tuesday and Wednesday morning wasn't much warmer.

Stawell Times-News photographer Kerri Kingston captured the magical moment the sun rose above the horizon among the frost and fog on Tuesday morning. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

Stawell Times-News photographer Kerri Kingston captured the magical moment the sun rose above the horizon among the frost and fog on Tuesday morning. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

The freezing mornings capped off a week of low temperatures which also included the lowest daily maximum of the year, recorded the previous Tuesday.

SPORT: 

CKS SWIFTS will bolster their ranks with the return of four players as they look to get back onto the winning list in the Horsham District Football League tomorrow.

WHAT'S ON: 

STUDENTS at Stawell West Primary School are gearing up for their annual mini market day tomorrow.

The mini market day, which coincides with the grades five and six economics project, is being conducted in the school grounds tomorrow from 9am to 12 noon.

SEVERAL new stallholders will be adding to the variety available at this Sunday’s Stawell Agricultural Society Farmers Market and Car Boot Market.

POMONAL stallholders are preparing for another Village Market, this Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the Pomonal Hall.

IN THE NEWS:

25 years ago (1989) - Residents of the Grampians expressed alarm about a proposed mining exploration lease which intruded 32 square kilometres into the Grampians National Park. 

10 years ago (2004) - Stawell Ambulance Station Officer Wayne Rice hit out at the continued poor management of the Ambulance service. 

One year ago (2013) -  Telstra apologised to businesses and residents across Stawell after they had to struggle through at least a week without access to a basic landline phone service.

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