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9am: And that's a wrap from us this morning. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again tomorrow. Enjoy your Monday - and if you do get caught out feeling a little under the weather today, try this excuse:

8.55am NEWS: Our top story this morning is about Bendigo woman Kimmie Kingdon who is fighting for her life after allegedly being severely beaten by her boyfriend last week. Three of Kimmie's friends are raising money for her recovery -  you can help by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/d1l8lc

8.50am QUIZ ANSWERS: You'll find them at the very bottom of this article now... How'd you go?

8.48am THE WAY WE WERE: We turn the clock back to 1996... 

1996 The Northern Centre Victoria Sports Shear Victoria Committee Bendigo. From left, Howard Wastell, Brian Rumbold, Garry Griffin. Allan Jensen, Jim Ross, Hedley Lourie, Jack Collins and Gary Blake; back is Brian Clark. This year marks 42 years of the running shearing competition in Bendigo. A reunion will be held shortly. Contact Gary Griffin for further details.

1996 The Northern Centre Victoria Sports Shear Victoria Committee Bendigo. From left, Howard Wastell, Brian Rumbold, Garry Griffin. Allan Jensen, Jim Ross, Hedley Lourie, Jack Collins and Gary Blake; back is Brian Clark. This year marks 42 years of the running shearing competition in Bendigo. A reunion will be held shortly. Contact Gary Griffin for further details.

Way We Were submissions are welcome. Bring them in to the Bendigo Advertiser offices at 47-51 Queen Street, Bendigo.

8.44am POLL: Now for the important question, who will win the 2014 AFL Grand Final? Cast your votes here:

8.34am: Addy reporter Renee Thompson has been out chatting to the eager AFL fans outside City Central Newsagency in Queen Street. Tickets for this weekend's grand final go on sale at 9am - let us know if you are lucky enough to score a ticket, email renee.thompson@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

8.27am ROLL OF HONOUR: Do you know a local legend? The Addy's Roll of Honour recognises volunteers and office-bearers who work for their community without seeking reward. 

Today we chat to KL FM radio station's Michael Tobin who runs the station's program every week day from 9am to midday, playing music from the '60s and '70s.Michael Tobin

Michael Tobin

Michael Tobin

If you know of another volunteer who merits recognition, let us know: email cos@bendigoadvertiser.com.au or phone 5434 4470.

8.25am NATIONAL NEWS: Federal Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and the President of the Senate Stephen Parry have ordered a lockdown of the ministerial wing of Parliament House and a ban on unaccompanied passes on Sunday night, saying it is "effective immediately". Click here to read more.

8.23am: How's this for a great pic...

8.20am WHAT'S ON: Here are some more community events happening around town today: 

Al-Anon and Alateen

Weekly meetings of Al-Anon and Alateen, organised by Al-Anon Family Groups, for people affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen meets at 6.30pm and Al-Anon at 8pm.

Venue: DOXA School, 118 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.

Contact: 1300 ALANON. Contact: 5443 4045 Al-Anon/Alateen.

Bendigo Bridge Club

Meets on Monday and Friday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Beginner sessions are held on Thursdays. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Venues: Long Gully Community Centre (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and Quarry Hill Croquet Club (Tuesdays). 

Contact Peter Goddard on 5439 6273 or email president@bendigobridge.org.au

SANDS

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support monthly meetings fourth Tuesday each month. These support meetings help reduce the sense of isolation and can provide reasurrance that your expression of grief is common and appropriate. Your loss may be recent or many years ago. 

You are welcome to come and share your thoughts and feelings freely. The group is planning a memorial service for all parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Service to be held October 13. Precise details as date gets closer.

Contact: Catherine at The Gianna Centre 5442 4644

Meditation

Learn how to meditate and discover the peace within. Classes held during the school term. No booking required. No need to wear gym or yoga clothes.

Venue: Bendigo Library, Activity Room 2

Time: 5pm - 6pm

Contact: 5442 1489

8.15am: Speaking of school holidays, did you see this great guide to school holidays in Bendigo by GRACE SERPELL? Let us know if you're hosting an event, email grace.serpell@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

8.10am GIVEAWAY: As today's technically the first day of the school holidays, we've got a bunch of very cute bobblehead kitties to giveaway. All you have to do is email your name and contact number to ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au to be in the draw to win...

8.03am QUIZ: Time to get your brain into gear for the week ahead with our morning quiz:

1. What did David Williams swim to raise money for charity in 2006?

2. Was the hero of the Mel Gibson ‘s “Braveheart” English, Scottish or Welsh?

3. Which writer Jaqueline was children’s laureate in 2005?

4. Did Nelson Mandela become South African president in the 1960s, 1970s or 1990s?

5. David Beckham announced he would leave Real Madrid and play in which country?

7.58am: Did you attend or see one of the rallies throughout central Victoria yesterday calling for action on climate change? Take a look at some of the pics from the Bendigo event here.

7.46am: Is our Instagram obsession killing the joy of food? Sandy Smith takes a look here.

7.43am: Let's move to something deep and philosophical ... or not

7.38am EMERGENCY SERVICES: Ambulance Victoria, SES, CFA and regional police stations are reporting all was quiet overnight, which is great to hear.

7.33am POLICE NEWS: Bendigo police are investigating after an aggravated burglary overnight saw a person taken to Bendigo hospital with injuries.

Constable Heath Bark, of Bendigo's Criminal Investigation Unit, said the burglary occurred in Golden Square just after midnight.

The front page of the Addy, Monday, September 22, 2014.

The front page of the Addy, Monday, September 22, 2014.

7.28am: On the front page of today's Addy, Strathfieldsaye full forward Sam Mildren celebrates one of his seven goals in Saturday’s BFL grand final in a great pic by JIM ALDERSEY; and KIERAN ILES reports on the historic premiership won by the Storm. Relive more of the grand final day here.

7.25am TRAINS: V/Line is reporting no delays on the Bendigo line this morning, but coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Sunbury for the 9.22pm and 10.22pm service to Southern Cross tonight until Thursday.

7.21am STARS: Want to see what's in store for you today? Check out your daily horoscope and see if you can find your answers there.

7.15am NEWS OVERNIGHT: 

A group of friends are raising money for a Bendigo woman who is fighting for her life after allegedly being severely beaten by her boyfriend last week. Click here to read more.

Addy sport editor Adam Bourke and reporter Luke West relive the BFNL grand final on Saturday - click here to read their thoughts.

Police have stopped the search for missing toddler William Tyrell on the NSW mid north coast. Click here to read more.

7am WEATHER: Good morning Bendigo! It may be Monday, but at least it will be a sunny one - there's some fog and light frost about, but once it clears we're in for a sunny day of 22 degrees. And it will continue tomorrow with a top of 25 degrees, before thunderstorms and rain for the rest of the week. For more weather, click here.

And here's a meme to get you started... (just ignore the US spelling!)

From 7am until 9am on week days and 8am until 10am on weekends we will be bringing you news, weather, photos, giveaways, fun and everything you need to start your morning. 

QUIZ ANSWERS: 1. English Channel 2. Scottish 3. Jaqueline Wilson 4. 1990s 5. USA

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