Saturday 27 June 2020

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Barrier Daily Truth Saturday 27 June 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* The Silver City Cinema is reopening its doors this Friday after a modern makeover during the pandemic lockdown.

* Ivanhoe’s Robyn McMaster has said farewell to the Ivanhoe Correctional Centre after 21 years of service. * More than 4,300 homes had their power cut off Thursday morning as Essential Energy repaired damage caused by a bird. * Four medical students have joined the Far West LHD workforce as Assistants in Medicine to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. * Little did Steve Radford know when he challenged the Broken Hill community to raise $5,000 for Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast and men’s mental health, that it would be the start of something so big. * The isolation of Broken Hill’s residents has been extremely hard but it hit hardest with Mission Australia’s Connections program, which aims to bring people out of isolation. * The RFDS Women’s Auxiliary raised $3,000 from their raffle despite not being able to host a ball this year.

* A sociologist believes coffee is a great way to reach out to others and promote regional Australia. * Judd Carpenter’s journey on his two-year-long treatment regime for leukaemia is almost at an end, and now fit and strong, he is a model of inspiration for all, for his fortitude and maturity in overcoming adversity.

* Outback Rugby League has put the call out for youngsters to register to play in the fast approaching season. * Central Football Club’s Jordan Gilby and some of his club mates will be hitting the tar and 39 dips when they run between Silverton and Broken Hill on Saturday July 4 to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health. * All four local AFL clubs and the AFL Broken Hill board are in agreeance when it comes to junior football in Broken Hill.