Friday 24 August 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Friday 25 August 2018

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* It will be a special evening for eight debutantes and their squires tonight with the staging of the annual Civic Ball. The ball will be the first major event at the Civic Centre since its refurbishment was completed in July. Mayor Darriea Turley said the Civic Ball always delivered an unforgettable experience for the debutantes, their partners, and their families.

* About 10 years’ supply of water was lost from the Menindee Lakes when they were drained in 2013, the SA Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin has been told. The lakes had just filled after the Millennium Drought broke but the Murray-Darling Basin Authority ordered the release down the Murray River, Rob McBride of Tolarno Station told the commission hearing in Adelaide. FULL STORY Page 3.

* Three ladies, all neighbours and residents of Rowe Street, have begun a plant library in an empty block of land between their houses. STORY Page 3.

* A large collection of Broken Hill’s art and cultural works is about to be digitised to better preserve them and make them more accessible to the public. This month Broken Hill City Council received a $433,359 grant from Create Infrastructure NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund to digitally photograph many of the city’s cultural pieces.