Wake Up, Wimmera: July 11

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_, via Instagram

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_, via Instagram

WEATHER

We hope you enjoyed the relatively dry day yesterday, because the showers are back today. Expect a cloudy day ahead, with a max of 14. Tomorrow's got a max of 12 (brrr), while Sunday is cheerier with sun and a max of 13.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Horsham T&I Centre has gone into receivership. Four people will lose their jobs in Horsham with a further 21 to go at sites in Swan Hill and Boort. Horsham T&I Centre owner Lyn Bish said the closure had come as an enormous shock and without any prior warning.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“In his younger days he was always up for a good time, he always went on the footy trips and loved them. He’s an amazing man for his age.” Demons vice-president Bruce Hartigan talks about legendary trainer Hugh Avery, who is stepping back after more than five decades.

REMARKABLE RUN: Horsham trainer Hugh Avery, pictured celebrating the Demons’ 2012 Wimmera league premiership, has called time after more than 50 years as a trainer with the club. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

REMARKABLE RUN: Horsham trainer Hugh Avery, pictured celebrating the Demons’ 2012 Wimmera league premiership, has called time after more than 50 years as a trainer with the club. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

TOP STORIES

Wimmera police will form new teams to combat family violence, after responding to 893 incidents in 2012-13.

Doctors have referred 10,000 people to Grampians Medicare Local’s Mental Health Script Program in the past 13 years.

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP

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