Wake Up, Wimmera: October 28

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: @_thekass_

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: @_thekass_

WEATHER

It will be a cool day with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees. It will be a bit windy and there is also a chance of rain in the morning and afternoon so make sure to pack an umbrella.

FIVE YEARS AGO

FARMERS south of Horsham are disappointed Bungalally Creek has missed out on environmental water. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority decided last week that Burnt Creek would receive 160 megalitres of environmental water.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I like to break the taboos. It's not in the dress, it's not in the colour of skin - everyone is human so we should be talking to each other and love each other and that's the teaching of Islam." - Mahabubur Mollah speaking about the opening of the first mosque in the Wimmera.

GRAND OPENING: Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty, Horsham Mayor David Grimble, Horsham Islamic Welfare Association member Mohammad Islam, president Mahabubur Mollah, guest Abdullah Sicha, asssociation member Jeramie Williams and Islam Council of Victoria vice-president Bayram Aktepe at the opening of the Horsham Islamic Welfare Association mosque on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

GRAND OPENING: Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty, Horsham Mayor David Grimble, Horsham Islamic Welfare Association member Mohammad Islam, president Mahabubur Mollah, guest Abdullah Sicha, asssociation member Jeramie Williams and Islam Council of Victoria vice-president Bayram Aktepe at the opening of the Horsham Islamic Welfare Association mosque on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

TOP STORIES

Teamwork between emergency management agencies will be paramount as authorities brace for another dangerous fire season.

SERIOUS BUSINESS: The 25th annual Grampians Fire Conference was hosted in Laharum as emergency services prepare for bushfire season. Picture: File Pic

SERIOUS BUSINESS: The 25th annual Grampians Fire Conference was hosted in Laharum as emergency services prepare for bushfire season. Picture: File Pic

Hot weather and a dry barley crop did little to deter about 400 guests from attending Rupanyup's 19th annual Barley Banquet on Saturday.

FIELDS OF FUN: Amy Little of Bonbeach, Mikaela Little of Murtoa, Ellen Bucknall of Bung Bong, Jessie Cole of Warrnambool and Bronwyn Sudholz of Rupanyup at the Barley Banquet on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

FIELDS OF FUN: Amy Little of Bonbeach, Mikaela Little of Murtoa, Ellen Bucknall of Bung Bong, Jessie Cole of Warrnambool and Bronwyn Sudholz of Rupanyup at the Barley Banquet on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

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