Around Ararat Today: June 26

Weather:

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, becoming less likely in the late afternoon. Top of 13 degrees after a low of 6.

With good rainfall this week the total of the year is now well up on the same period in 2013. To 9am yesterday 85.3mm had been recorded in Ararat, bringing the yearly total to 215.7mm, which is 140mm higher than the 140m  recorded to the end of June last year.

Pic of the Day:

The flags in Barkly Street were almost torn off the flagpoles as a wild storm passed through the region on Tuesday morning. Picture: PETER PICKERING

The flags in Barkly Street were almost torn off the flagpoles as a wild storm passed through the region on Tuesday morning. Picture: PETER PICKERING

What's On Today:

Today is the final day you can book for the Ararat Regional Business Association and the Ararat Rural City Council's free business breakfast to be held at the Chalambar Golf Club next Tuesday. People should contact John Watson-Business Development Officer on email jwatson@ararat.vic.gov.au phone 53550250, mobile 0409 937 733.

Quote of the Day:

"I think that the goodwill and hard work amongst those principals has helped produce facilities which will serve students in the region over the next 20 years really well." - Marian College principal John Crowley on the state-of-the-art Trade Training Centres in Ararat and Stawell. Full story in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

Trains:

Coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat from Saturday June 28 to Tuesday July 15. Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. Ballarat trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne station from July 16. 

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