IN THIS EDITION:
* There had been a steep rise in COVID-19 testing numbers locally over the past few days due to the corona virus situation in South Australia, according to Far West Local Health District Chief Executive, Umit Agis.
* A series of paintings meticulously developed over two years by local artist John Hart is one of four exhibitions that opened yesterday at the Regional Art Gallery.
* Accommodation services were inundated with bookings as travellers and interstate workers fled South Australia before the incoming COVID-19 lockdown.
* Details of a City Council fund to help businesses decorate their premises for Christmas have been announced.
* St. Patrick’s Day of 1894 was not very different to the holiday of today.