Wake Up, Wimmera: August 15

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: STEVE SWAN

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: STEVE SWAN

WEATHER

Today should be mostly sunny, with a top of 14 degrees. But the Bureau of Meteorology predicts it'll be a foggy, frosty start to the day, with light winds.

Expect similar weather at the weekend, with a top of 14 degrees on Saturday and 15 on Sunday. Rain and light winds are likely on both days. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

Wayne Lentsment has resigned as president of community radio station Triple H six months after taking on the role.

In an email sent to the Mail-Times, Mr Lentsment said he had decided to ‘resign immediately from membership with Horsham community radio for irreconcilable differences with controlling factions in the association’.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The things I am hearing from the kids who use it are that there are suspected drug dealings and alcohol swapping, which is scary." - Senior Constable Les Power on safety concerns for Horsham Skate Park.

TOP STORIES 

Wimmera Uniting Care chief executive Barrie Elvish believes Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's comments about poor people are on a par with the cry of 'let them eat cake' about starving people during the French Revolution.

POOR FORM: Treasurer Joe Hockey is in hot water after saying increasing fuel excise would not hit the poor because they "don't have cars or actually drive very far" Picture: James Alcock, Getty Images

POOR FORM: Treasurer Joe Hockey is in hot water after saying increasing fuel excise would not hit the poor because they "don't have cars or actually drive very far" Picture: James Alcock, Getty Images

Wimmera Southern Mallee and Central Grampians Local Learning and Education Networks have been handed a lifeline after the State Government committed to funding the organisations for another year.

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