Stawell's breakfast scoop - July 21

WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Patches of light frost early this morning. Patchy morning fog. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 12.


NORTHERN Grampians Shire Council has issued an invitation for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit Stawell.

Council would look to outline to the Prime Minister, the national significance of the proposed first ever direct-detection Dark Matter experiment in the Southern Hemisphere, right here in Stawell.

ARMED rebels have forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then loaded them onto refrigerated trains bound for a rebel-held city.

There were also reports on Sunday that the aircraft's black boxes were in rebel hands.

STAWELL is set to benefit from the success of the Grampians Model Railroaders 16th annual model railway exhibition with any surpluses to go towards a refurbishment of the railway goods shed and the installation of a carriage dining cart for special occasions.

Photographer, Mark McMillan captured some of the fun at the Grampians Model Railroaders 16th annual model railway exhibition. View the pictures in our photo gallery.


STAWELL Warriors copped a hiding at the hands of Dimboola in weekend football. There was some joy for Navarre and Great Western, but the CKS Swifts fell agonisingly short of a win. Scores below, reviews in tomorrow's edition of the Stawell Times-News.

Stawell Warriors 5.5.35 lost to Dimboola 25.18.168

Edenhope Apsley 11.7.73 defeated CKS Swifts 11.6.72

Navarre Grasshoppers 26.17.173 defeated Campbells Creek 4.4.28

Great Western Lions 16.18.114 defeated Ararat 5.3.33


IF YOU have questions in relation to cyber safety that remain unanswered, then attendance at the Cyber Safety community meeting in Stawell this week is a must.

The information evening is being held at the Stawell Secondary College Hall this Wednesday, from 7pm. A light supper will be provided during the evening.

For more information contact Central Grampians LLEN on 5352 3266.


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