Good morning south-west - May 20, 2014

Good morning, south-west! We hope your week is off to a good start.

Weather

Today in the south-west: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.

Check your seven-day forecast here: Warrnambool  Port Fairy  Hamilton  Portland  Mortlake  Colac

Morning news

Police have made a fresh appeal for information about the disappearance and suspected murder of Mount Gambier man Gordon Hamm, who was last seen at Nelson last year.

A father who hit a 17-year-old bully at the Port Fairy skate park was fined $800 yesterday. 

A controlled burn is planned at Mount Leura today so don't panic if you see smoke in the area.

In Hampden football news:

Warrnambool rower Kathryn Ross is bringing home a gold medal haul after a dominating performance in the international regatta competition.

Have you voted in our Wedding of the Year competition yet?

Know of something interesting happening in the south-west today? Let us know on Twitter (@WboolStandard), Facebook, email editor@thestandard.com.au, text 04 2784 2029, or call 5563 1800.

Pic of the day

Expo visitor Harry Lucas, 5, from Warrnambool, will start his school career next year.

Expo visitor Harry Lucas, 5, from Warrnambool, will start his school career next year.

Read the story here: Kinder to university, we’ve got it all

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with pop icon Cher (1946), co-founder of Wells Fargo and American Express William Fargo (1818-1881), co-founder of  Hewlett-Packard William Redington Hewlett (1913-2001), English cricketer Keith Fletcher (1944), musician Joe Cocker (1944) and 

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