Monday 13 August 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Monday 13 August 2018

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IN THIS EDITION: * A four-try to one second half has led the Wilcannia Boomerangs to a memorable Outback Rugby League grand final win over Menindee Yabbies on Sunday at the Jubilee Oval. In front of a jam-packed crowd – the biggest the Jube has seen in quite some time – both clubs gave it their all in a see-sawing match befitting of a grand final but it was almost called off in the first half. Full Story: front and back pages.
* Further discussion on reopening the Imperial Lakes has been welcomed by the National Party’s local state and federal members of parliament. Recent suggestions to reopen Imperial Lakes and make it a recreational area for the city have been pushed by local Councillor Tom Kennedy and the new 25 in 25 initiative.
* The Far West Local Health District has celebrated staff that have excelled in customer service and contributed to an exceptional level of health care. See page 4 for the list of winners.
* NSW South Coast podcaster Andy Dowling is on the hunt for stories to tell on his audio series the “Self Starter”. The podcaster speaks to people from all walks of life about their efforts and successes in starting their own business or gaining self-employment. Find out more on page 4.
* The local RSPCA’s new shelter manager said she has landed her dream job. Sydney resident Alison McGuigan moved out to Broken Hill three weeks ago to take on the role of Practice Manager for the Broken Hill RSPCA. “I’m new to the area but I’m loving it,” she said. Her first task on the job is to organise the Cupcake Day fundraiser for next weekend. See page 3 for all the details.