IN THIS EDITION:
* A drug-affected man who stabbed a close family friend and was in turn shot by police has been jailed for four years.
* See our spread of pics on PAGES 2 and 19 from the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck giveaway at the The Living Desert last night.
* Wilcannia Central School gets political on PAGE 6.
* One local candidate for Barwon has shot down local MP Kevin Humphries’ proposal for the Menindee Lakes Water Saving Project.