Around Ararat Today: July 1

Weather:

Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog in the west. Isolated showers until evening. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures fell to between 4 and 7 while today we can expect temperatures to reach around 13.

Quote of the Day:

"Happy with the win, but not overly happy with the margin because I think we should have won by more considering the position we were in at halftime." - Ararat joint-coach Andrew Louder on the Rats' 37-point win over Stawell

What's on Today:

Ararat Regional Business Association and the Ararat Rural City Council's business breakfast held at the Chalambar Golf Club this morning. Speakers at the breakfast will highlight shopping locally, Ararat’s businesses, Waack’s Bakery journey and the Grampians Prison Project update.

Ararat's North Ballarat Rebels' players Xavier Vearing and Tom Taurau will run a footy clinic at Alexandra Oval from 4.30pm for all junior footballers in the region 

Pic of the Day:

Tense moments at the netball for Jessie Shalders, Kate Bligh and Petrina Williamson.

Tense moments at the netball for Jessie Shalders, Kate Bligh and Petrina Williamson.

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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