Saturday 25 April 2020

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Barrier Daily Truth Saturday 25 April 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* The Barrier Industrial Council yesterday paid tribute to union stalwart Heather Powell, who passed away last Sunday, aged 74.

* Broken Hillites may hear brass instruments playing the Last Post this morning across town, as local BIU Band members perform an Anzac Day tribute from their driveways.

* Far West Local Health District Chief Executive Umit Agis said this week there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in the city, but residents should still remain vigilant.

* Panic buying at IGA Fresh supermarket has decreased dramatically with highly sought-after products refilling the shelves. * Reginald and Merrilyn Pedergnana marked their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 11, in isolation, but that hasn’t worried them one bit.

* When hotels were ordered to close a month ago due to the coronavirus the licensee of the Mulga Hill Tavern, Dean Trengove, gave the tapped kegs away to his loyal customers.

* Winners of Under the Silver Tree’s second annual writing competition were announced via live broadcast on community radio station 2Dry FM on April 20.

* Outback Rugby League could make a start in the coming months after NSW Rugby League decided to work towards a shortened season to ensure the game can be played this year.

* While there is no sign yet of the local AFL season starting, work on the $3m upgrade to Jubilee Oval is continuing as the project nears completion.