IN THIS EDITION:
* It was the first day of school and all over town the excited children entered Kindergarten where they spent time in their new classrooms and started settling in.
* This month, the Barrier Field Naturalists’ Club will celebrate 100 years of continuous community service and caring for our natural environment.
* Palliative Care patients, families and carers will soon benefit from refurbishment of the Broken Hill Hospital thanks to a $395,000 boost from the NSW Government.
* Water from this month’s heavy rain in the north could make it to Lake Wetherell in mid-to-late March, according to WaterNSW, although expectations should be tempered, said a spokesperson.
* The deadline for entering in the Under the Silver Tree Writing Competition is fast approaching and writers have until March 1 to get their entries in.
* The Broken Hill Solar Farm could become the site of the first utility-scale battery in the state grid if its bid for capital funding succeeds.
* The bottom-place finish by the Murray Districts Barrier (MDB) side actually belies their performance over the first three days of the 2020 SACA Senior Country Cricket Championships in Adelaide.