Good morning south-west - June 13, 2014

It's Friday the 13th, some consider it unlucky, but the weekend is only just around the corner so it can't be too bad right?

Weather

A cloudy one today with isolated showers in the west, extending throughout from the early morning. Daytime temperatures reaching around 14. 

Saturday is looking cloudy as well, with more scattered showers that more frequent near the coast. Daytime temperatures are expected to be around 14 degrees.

Much the same for Sunday with more isolated showers and daytime temperatures again around 14 degrees. 

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

Morning news

Making news this Friday: Warrnambool City Councillor Jacinta Ermacora has put her hand up for state politics, running as the third placed candidate on the Labor ticket for the upper house at November's state election. 

In other city council news, Councillors Peter Hulin and Brian Kelson are reviving the Councillors on Duty idea, which will see them in Liebig Street every Saturday morning to listen to the concerns of locals. 

Sad news with a couple of business closures. Peaches Fruit Market in the Centro shopping Centre has already shut up shop, while owners of The $2 Plus Shop in Liebig Street have announced they will close the doors in September. 

The Standard'sWedding of The Year winner will be announced at the BridalParty Expo at the Lighthouse Theater on Sunday.

And there is an online fundraising campaign underway to restore a Robert Ulmann painted mural in East Warrnambool. 

In sport Warrnambool Blues footballer Josh Walters will play his 200th game for the club this weekend. 

And Terang speedway driver Jack Lee has recovered from serious burns received in a racing incident in December and is preparing to race in the United States.

Pic of the day

Thursday night means footy and netball training for some people around the south-west and last night was no different. Photographer Damian White braved the rain and cold to capture this image at Deakin University's training session. 

Birthdays

If it's your birthday today you share the date with former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, comedian Tim Allen, American racing driver Davey Hamilton, magician  Siegfried Fischbacher and former Home and Away actress Esther Anderson. 

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