Wake up, Wimmera: June 30

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

It's foggy out there! It's been a a cold start to the morning, with a minimum of two degrees and frost. The weather will warm up but not too much, with only 13 degrees expected. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

A Horsham man facing 56 charges after police drug raids in the city on June 3 was granted bail in Horsham Magistrate’s Court. Magistrate Tim McDonald bailed Nicholas Donaldson, 21, on strict conditions. Donaldson is charged with 56 offences, including trafficking amphetamines, cannabis and ecstasy.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Sometimes when people first come to us they don't have anything." - Wimmera Uniting Care out of home worker Loucas Vettos thanks a group of women who donated knitted items.

KNITTING FOR A CAUSE: Mary Starick, Val Krause, Mary Birch, Nicole Beavis, Peta Atkins, Roma Simpson, Helen Perry and Di Kowaczyk donate blankets from the knitting group to Loucas Vettos of Wimmera Uniting Care. Picture: THEA PETRASS

KNITTING FOR A CAUSE: Mary Starick, Val Krause, Mary Birch, Nicole Beavis, Peta Atkins, Roma Simpson, Helen Perry and Di Kowaczyk donate blankets from the knitting group to Loucas Vettos of Wimmera Uniting Care. Picture: THEA PETRASS

TOP STORIES

Wimmera Uniting Care is urgently seeking help to address a shortage of foster carers in the region, revealing about 50 Wimmera children live in foster care arrangements each night.

A review into water sharing arrangements has recommended changes to recreational water supplies in the Wimmera.​

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP 

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