Around Ararat Today: July 31

Weather:

The SES Has issued a severe weather warning for destructive and damaging winds today.

Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90-100 km/h are forecast for the Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, South West and Central forecast districts.

Also expect rain and hail to develop over the course of the morning, before easing to scattered showers by the evening. We are heading for a top of 13 degrees.

Around Ararat Today:

The Leading Change Breakfast is being held this morning at Chalambar Golf Club, with influential speakers including Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, North Melbourne Assistant Coach Darren Crocker and Victorian Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge the guests. See a future edition of the Ararat Advertiser for full story.

Pic of the Day:

Air Hostesses, from back Jill Brennan, Phoebe Venables, Cathy Nicholson, Nina Henry, front, Bernadette Perovic, Linda Hosking, Janet Todd, Phoebe Todd and Jess Stoneman at the East Grampians Health Service's holiday themed WWW Dinner. More pictures in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

Air Hostesses, from back Jill Brennan, Phoebe Venables, Cathy Nicholson, Nina Henry, front, Bernadette Perovic, Linda Hosking, Janet Todd, Phoebe Todd and Jess Stoneman at the East Grampians Health Service's holiday themed WWW Dinner. More pictures in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

Quote of the Day:

"Just knowing in the back of our minds that we can beat them is certainly a little edge to take into the game." - Tatyoon coach Jarrod Blandford on his team's blockbuster clash with Moyston/Willaura on Saturday. Full story in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

Trains:

All services are running on time according to V/Line.

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