IN THIS EDITION:
* Arliah Pearce will be treated like royalty for a day on Saturday after being crowned this year’s Pageant Princess.
* The NSW Government’s management of water was “shameful” and its repeated threats to abandon the Murray-Darling Basin Plan embarrassing, said Senator Rex Patrick.
* The Lions Club and Far West Auto have once again donated Christmas cakes to St Vincent de Paul so that families in need can have a brighter Christmas.
* Local school teachers endorsed terms for their pay for the next two years at a mass meeting yesterday morning.
* One of the organisers of this week’s farmers’ convoy to Canberra has labelled the protest a success after the Federal Water Minister David Littleproud agreed to investigate the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and state water sharing plans.
* Continuing the theme of “festival weekends”, the WBBL|05 final series will be played this weekend with all four teams heading up to Brisbane to decide the champion in this successful first stand alone summer for women’s Twenty20 cricket in Australia.