Saturday 12 September 2020

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Barrier Truth Saturday 12 September 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* This weekend at the Silver City Cinema, part proceeds of every screening of the new movie “Made in Italy” will go to those in Broken Hill who help women and children suffering domestic violence.

* Better conditions have resulted in more native fish in the river and migratory birds on the lakes, says former Menindee wildlife tour guide Geoff Looney.

* Broken Hill Small Business Association’s second Food Guide was published yesterday after a stronger than anticipated interest in the inaugural edition published in July.

* Pressures from drought and COVID-19 may see Far West graziers overlooking the dangers of Campylobacter to their sheep.

* So many people knew that the Menindee lakes project was a set-up that government would have a hard time getting away with it, according to a Wentworth Shire councillor.

* West Darling Arts’ new Project Officer for the Sturt Steps Project, Jo Crase, comes to the job with a wealth of art-wordly experience and with it also a passion for telling the stories of the history of a place and its people.

* A local family has received devastating news that their six-year-old boy has been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a brain tumour in the stem of his brain, for which there is no known cure.

* Former Willyama High student Diana Ferry has been reunited with her Year 11 Textiles and Design teacher from 1982, Robyn Heath, who was only 24 at the time and on her first teaching placement with the Correspondence School in Sydney.

* Wilcannia has stamped itself as a genuine Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Women’s Tag premiership threat while Menindee Yabbies completed an undefeated Senior Men’s regular season in an exciting finish to the regulation rounds at Memorial Oval, Broken Hill on Saturday, September 5.