Stawell's breakfast scoop - August 8 2014

Weather:  Friday 8 August

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 17.

Saturday 9 August

Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog in the south. Isolated showers in the southwest during the evening, extending throughout at night. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

Sunday 10 August

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of isolated showers, mainly in the south. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.

Top Stories: 

- TAYLORS Gully Children's Centre extends an open invitation to all families and members of the community to call in and visit the centre.

The centre is located at 87 D'Arcy Street, in Stawell.

Staff are proud to show people through their wonderful children's centre and introduce them to the qualified early childhood educators and maternal and child health nurses.

- A NEW diabetes prevention campaign was launched in July, to coincide with National Diabetes Week.

Grampians Community Health and Stawell Regional Health launched the lifestyle program, which is a prevention campaign urging all Australians to see if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58 percent of cases through early detection and lifestyle modification.

Matt Craven successfully drives Royal Dream in the inaugural running of Hoots memorial

Matt Craven successfully drives Royal Dream in the inaugural running of Hoots memorial

Sport: 

CORALIE Gibson was proud to hand over the first Hoot Gibson Memorial trophy to friend Joanne Franklin, after her trotter Royal Dream took out the inaugural running at Stawell's Laidlaw Park.

Peter 'Hoot' Gibson, a Stawell harness racing enthusiast, sadly passed away a year ago, leaving a massive hole in the Stawell harness racing community.

Hoot had a great love for the sport as well as producing success as a trainer and a driver.

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