Around Ararat Today: August 7

Weather:

Cloudy. Scattered showers and drizzle patches contracting to the coast during the evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly and heading for a top today of 14 degrees.

Around Ararat Today:

A public meeting featuring Federal MP Dan Tehan and Ararat Rural City mayor Paul Hooper will be held today at 12.15pm with local Crowlands and Ararat community members invited. The meeting will centre around the discussion of Mr Tehan's position on the Renewable Energy Target. The event will be held at the Crowlands Hall, Wright St, Crowlands.

Pic of the Day:

Keith and Norma Madex celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday night with grandson Darrell and his wife Trish. Councillor Colin McKenzie acknowledged the occasion by presenting the couple with a certificate on behalf of the Ararat Rural City. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Keith and Norma Madex celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday night with grandson Darrell and his wife Trish. Councillor Colin McKenzie acknowledged the occasion by presenting the couple with a certificate on behalf of the Ararat Rural City. Picture: PETER PICKERING

See tomorrow's edition for feature story on Keith and Norma Madex

Quote of the Day:

"Dimmy plays the Saints and Minyip-Murtoa in the last two games. It is not up to Horsham or Minyip to beat them so that we get into the finals - it is up to us, that is our job."  - Rats' joint-coach David Hosking. See tomorrow's edition for full details.

Trains:

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

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