IN THIS EDITION: *See PAGE 2 for a treasure trove of pics from Alma Public School’s Book Week Parade, held Thursday. * A convoy of around 20 hay bale trucks travelling from Northam, WA, left Broken Hill early yesterday morning as they looked to complete a 3,459km trip to Condobolin to provide crucial drought assistance to farmers. The Rapid Relief Team received a warm welcome from locals who were ecstatic over their efforts to help out during the current state-wide drought. *About 30 people turned up and demanded to be let into a Department of Primary Industries’ meeting in Menindee on Wednesday. The meeting was called to present plans for the Lower Darling and Menindee Lakes to a handful of landholders on the river below Menindee and was closed to the public. FULL STORY PAGE 3. * Broken Hill Tae-Kwondo master Lee Hermansson is on a high after returning from the world championships with a silver medal around his neck. Read all about it on PAGE 4.