Saturday 23 May 2020

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Barrier Daily Truth Saturday 23 May 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* Rainbow Preschool has added another touch of colour with their Bakers Cart getting a revamp.

* Over 500 jobs have been lost in the city since the start of the coronavirus crisis, but the RDA Far West CEO said it could have been a lot worse.

* The $450 million Silverton Wind Farm is complete and now generating at full capacity.

* Local plumber Clint Pearce has taken out this year’s prestigious Australian Male Tradie of the Year award.

* Broken Hill’s only Rhodes Scholar recipient Claudia Paul has decided to stay in the UK to finish her PhD during the COVID-19 pandemic.

* Two very gracious international couples have spent the nine weeks on the camping grounds at the Broken Hill Racecourse wagering their long-awaited departure dates on the whim of two state premiers.

* The return of local AFL is one step closer with the NSW Government approving for community sport to return for training in small groups.

* Local radio identity and ABC’s Saturday Breakfast presenter Ron Josephs celebrated 50 years in the radio industry last week.

* Zoe Tonkin is, for most people, the face you see when you think of Broken Hill Gymnastics.