Stawell's breakfast scoop - August 5 2014

Weather : Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.

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- ROTARY Club of Stawell celebrated its sixtieth birthday and the changeover of executive at a dinner held at the Stawell Golf Club.

The dinner was attended by District Governor Ken McInerney, incoming District Governor Geoff James and his wife Meryl, representatives of Rotary Clubs in District 9780, Northern Grampians Shire Mayor and Rotarian Kevin Erwin and past members, friends and guests of the Stawell Rotary Club.

- ORGANISERS have been forced to cancel the Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge Run for Russ event this year.

The fun run/walk event, scheduled to be run this Sunday, August 10, was cancelled due to the low number of entries.

"The organisers are disappointed that this year's event will not go ahead, but we simply can't afford to cover operational costs, even with our amazing sponsorship support," Run for Russ founder, Jackie Peacock said.

Sport: A BATTLING Great Western Lions outfit couldn't hold on against a Penshurst side fighting for a place in the Mininera District Football League finals.

Danny Grellet looks to get a kick away in front of team mate Isaac Debono in their two point loss to Penhurst

Danny Grellet looks to get a kick away in front of team mate Isaac Debono in their two point loss to Penhurst

Penshurst kicked three late unanswered goals to steal victory moments before the final siren sounded in Saturday's clash


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