Wake Up, Wimmera: June 16

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: PAUL CARRACHER

WEATHER

There will be a few showers this morning, clearing later in the afternoon. Expect a top temperature of 16.

FIVE YEARS AGO

The Federal Government will work with Wimmera Uniting Care to fund Dimboola and Balmoral child care centres. The centres were due to close on June 30 but will now remain open after Wimmera Uniting Care chief executive Wendy Middleton and Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre manager Lisa Hutchins met with Child Care Minister Kate Ellis in Canberra on Wednesday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's a step in the right direction, but we're a long way from playing our best football. I thought the margin probably flattered us a bit in the end." - Ararat coach David Hosking speaks about his side's 75-point win over Nhill on Saturday.

TOP STORIES

Wimmera women and children at high risk of family violence will be better protected under a $30 million State Government initiative.

Wimmera residents consume more soft drink daily than the average Victorian, leading experts to warn about oral health in the region.

SPORT: Warrack Eagles have ended Horsham's undefeated start to the Wimmera Football League season.

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