Wake Up, Wimmera: August 19

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

There could be a shower or two in the morning before things clear up in the afternoon. The forecast is for a maximum of 14 degrees.

FIVE YEARS AGO

An eight-year-old Ararat boy has been called a super hero for tackling a man who was assaulting his father with crowbar, fire poker and lump of wood. Chris Foster said his son Jack saved his life during the attack in May last year. Governor-General Quentin Bryce will present Jack with a bravery award for his actions next year.

SUPER HERO: Jack Foster, 8, plays up the super hero tag placed on him after
saving his father Chris Foster from a vicious assault in Ararat last year. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SUPER HERO: Jack Foster, 8, plays up the super hero tag placed on him after saving his father Chris Foster from a vicious assault in Ararat last year. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I was over the moon that the vets accepted our nomination to have the event at Drung next year." - Wimmera District Veteran Golfers Association president David Schache on a veterans golf tournament headed to the Wimmera next year.

TOP STORIES 

Horsham's Tarni Eldridge could soon become a household name throughout the Ballarat region after being shortlisted as a potential face for the cover of the Yellow Pages and White Pages.

SHORTLISTED: Horsham PAWS vice-president and Horsham Dog Obedience Club secretary Tarni Eldridge with her pet dog Cassie. Mrs Eldridge has been nominated to be on the cover of the White Pages. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SHORTLISTED: Horsham PAWS vice-president and Horsham Dog Obedience Club secretary Tarni Eldridge with her pet dog Cassie. Mrs Eldridge has been nominated to be on the cover of the White Pages. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Historical Society celebrated the Lost in the Bush 150th anniversary with an exhibition and cemetery tour at the weekend.

TOUR: Western Victorian Association of Historical Societies secretary Helen Curkpatrick and Wimmera Association of Genealogy president Ken Flack at the grave of Jane Cooper-Turnball, also known as Jane Duff, at Horsham cemetery, where a tour was hosted on Sunday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

TOUR: Western Victorian Association of Historical Societies secretary Helen Curkpatrick and Wimmera Association of Genealogy president Ken Flack at the grave of Jane Cooper-Turnball, also known as Jane Duff, at Horsham cemetery, where a tour was hosted on Sunday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS: Lost in the Bush celebrations

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