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Recognition for Services to Sport

Three sporting awards were presented as part of the Australia Day awards ceremony at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Saturday with Jenna Fullagar, Ben Griffiths and Scottie Brydon this year’s winners. Jenna Fullagar earned the Services To Sport award through her involvement as a player and committee member with […]

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Strong field for Yabbies event

There was a strong field of 17 swimmers for the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club’s regular event last Tuesday. Club veteran Bob Clark started the night off on the right foot by winning the opening event, the 30m handicapped freestyle swim. Clark swam spot on his nominated time to […]

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New Landcare coordinator keen to meet the community

Western Landcare NSW recently welcomed a new Landcare Coordinator with Tamworth-raised Jasmine Whitten joining their team last week. Funded under the 2015 NSW Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, the previous coordinator for this area was based in Bourke. Jasmine will be based in Cobar but will still service the same region, […]

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Cobar welcomes hay running heroes

A convoy of 47 trucks of Western Australian Farmers Across Borders volunteers carrying 3,000 tonnes of feed linked up with 30 more trucks organised by the Victorian Lions Club’s Need for Feed project in Cobar on Australia Day. The group brought some much needed assistance (and also some hope) to […]

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Tougher water restrictions necessary

The worsening drought and a failed water pump on the pipeline that carries water to our town has prompted Cobar Shire Council to impose tougher water restrictions on its residents. Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the Cobar Water Board has asked the council and the mines to start looking […]

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Update for Canbelego Brigade

NSW Rural Fire Service District Officer Greg Martin handed over the keys of a “new” truck to Canbelego Brigade captain Paul Geppert last week. The second-hand tanker will replace the brigade’s Toyota Landcruiser which had serviced the brigade well for 29 years. Mr Martin said the tanker will enable the […]