IN THIS EDITION:
* With the announcement this week that more than 100 NewsCorp mastheads would become digital-only publications, the Barrier Truth is happy to be able to deliver its weekly hard copy.
* In just over a week, Steve Radford has raised around $37,000 for Lifeline in the name of men’s mental health awareness.
* From Monday, Broken Hill residents can finally have their ‘happy hour’.
* The staff at the Sturt Club have been busy cleaning and preparing for a new way to function under the COVID-19 changes.
* Residents have 18 months to switch to the NBN before the copper cable is turned off.
* Local public schools opened their arms wide to students as they streamed through the school gates every day this week, after two months of remote learning and, more recently, part time on-site learning.
* Two young filmmakers from Victoria who are making a documentary in Menindee say they could not have been stranded in a better place during the coronavirus pandemic. * Broken Hill’s Ben Mills had his research project on flatback sea turtles showcased by Charles Sturt University for World Turtle Day.
* The decision in April to move the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize online this year has paid off in spades, as the number of digital entries received has soared past last year’s record.
* AFL Broken Hill and its four local clubs took part in a WebEx meeting with AFL NSW on Wednesday evening.
* Leah Carr is the epitome of the saying ‘There’s no I in TEAM’, a modest woman who has been involved with netball in Broken Hill for three quarters of her life.