Saturday 7 November 2020

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Barrier Truth Saturday 7 November 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* Firefighter Cohen Turner has again been selected for four of the 2021 Australian Firefighter Calendars and he donated the money earnt from featuring in the calendars to the Country Women’s Association.

* The first sod has been turned at the site of the new $16.2 million Broken Hill Police Station in Blende Street.

* The judges of this year’s Desert Equinox – Environmental Art Awards said they had an especially hard job this year but they settled on one work that literally glowed.

* Interhealth Family Practice’s Heather Pearce and businessman Steve Radford have combined to bring a highly sought-after service to the people of the Far West to improve health outcomes through a large multidisciplinary health and medical centre.

* Theatre 44 performers are ecstatic to be preparing for their first show since COVID-19 rendered their stage silent earlier this year.

* NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean announced last Friday, October 30, the gazettal of Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park following the largest purchase of private land for National Parks in NSW history.

* Local women’s health nurse Eleanore Williamson has celebrated an incredible 64 years as a nurse and has now decided to retire for a well-earned break.

* The Broken Hill Tennis Association held its annual singles and doubles championship events in the past week and a bit.

* Broken Hill’s greatest cricket export Jeff Vaughan is currently in his second year as senior coach of the Tasmanian Tigers Sheffield Shield side.