Around Ararat Today: July 3

Weather:

How about this! We have a mostly sunny day in store today. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning while we can expect a top of between 12 and 15.

Quote of the Day:

"Obviously we have managed to win a couple in a row now which is good, so we are just trying to keep that form going into this week." - Wickliffe/Lake Bolac premiership coach Nic Willox on his side's winning run of four matches. Full story in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

Pic of the Day:

The Wimmera Bands Group is holding its annual Music School in Ararat this year at the Ararat College. More than 100 musicians of all ages have descended on Ararat to take part which will culminate with a free concert on Sunday. Pictured dueling cornet players, Hetty and Walter. More info in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

The Wimmera Bands Group is holding its annual Music School in Ararat this year at the Ararat College. More than 100 musicians of all ages have descended on Ararat to take part which will culminate with a free concert on Sunday. Pictured dueling cornet players, Hetty and Walter. More info in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

What's on Today:

Netball Victoria is running a Regional Clinic in Ararat today from 10am to 12pm at the YMCA for girls aged 10 to 15 years old. Coaches will offer tips and advice on how to improve, while participants will also receive great giveaways. To register contact Beth Alexandra on 9321 2222.

Petition:

With the future funding for the Central Grampians LLEN beyond 2014 in doubt, a petition has been started...

“I would like to draw your attention to a petition that I have recently started on 'Change.org' which is aimed at getting the State and Federal governments to reverse their decisions to cut funding to Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENS). I started the petition on Monday evening and we already have around 130 supporters. Hopefully, this is just the beginning and we can get hundreds if not thousands more people on board.” - Aidan Leahy, Partnership Broker Central Grampians LLEN.

To add you name to the list CLICK HERE

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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