Wake up, Wimmera: August 8

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: @berrekabb, 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: @berrekabb, via Instagram

WEATHER

The forecast for today is similar to yesterday's. It will be partly cloudy with light winds in the middle of the day. The wind should die down in the afternoon and we're tipped to reach a maximum of 15 degrees.

Good news for those of us playing sport or planning to enjoy the great outdoors tomorrow - there is only a slight chance of showers and they're not predicted until the evening.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Wimmera hospitals will share in nearly $80,000 of State Government funding as part of the record 2009-10 budget. The $79.3 million will be shared among West Wimmera, East Grampians and Wimmera health services and is an increase of $2.13 million from last financial year.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It was a very emotional day and just to know that I have a whole community behind me gives me strength and determination to fight this a lot harder." - Former Stawell resident Belinda Scott after a family fun day to raise money and support for her battle with cancer.

TOP STORIES 

A former Dimboola resident has made an 11th hour bid to save the Dimboola Hotel as excavators demolish what is left of the fire-gutted building.

STOP: Demolition of the Dimboola Hotel will be paused for two days to give former Dimboola resident Graeme Schneider time to rally support to save it. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

STOP: Demolition of the Dimboola Hotel will be paused for two days to give former Dimboola resident Graeme Schneider time to rally support to save it. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Edenhope footballer Oscar McDonald is one step closer to his dream of playing in the AFL after he was invited to attend the Victorian draft combine in October.

Edenhope footballer Oscar McDonald has been invited to the AFL state draft combine in October.

Edenhope footballer Oscar McDonald has been invited to the AFL state draft combine in October.

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