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Technology brings more medical services to Cobar residents

Technology is helping communities like Cobar to have better access to important health services. A new pilot project at Cobar Health Service, the new Virtual Outpatient Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service (VOMPS), will give Cobar residents access to Western NSW Local Health District’s (Western NSWLHD) physiotherapy services via Tele Health. Orange Health […]

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Can collectors counting cash

The Return and Earn cans and bottles recycling program is now available to Cobar residents with the Empire Hotel collecting containers displaying the 10c refund symbol. Empire Hotel owners Cindy and Andrew ‘Shorty’ Bryan said with an increase in alcohol prices because of the introduction of the Return and Earn […]

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Roosterettes impressive in first pre-season outing

The Cobar Roosters and Roosterettes teams headed to West Wyalong on Friday for some preseason competition with the Roosterettes finishing as the Plate runners-up at the annual knock-out competition. This year’s event attracted 16 Rugby League teams with the Shellharbour Sharks eventual 10-6 winners over Oberon to collect the $10,000 […]

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Swainston swims spot-on for third week

For the third consecutive week Paul Swainston recorded a spot-on time in the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club competition. Last Tuesday Swainston recorded 0.00 in the 50 metres freestyle handicapped swim to win from Matt Harland, who was second with 0.19 seconds off his nominated time and John Carswell […]

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Big cash boost for miners memorial

Cobar Shire Councillors last week voted unanimously to contribute $85,000 to the Cobar Miners Memorial Project. Chairman and instigator of the memorial project Barry Knight was hard pressed to wipe the smile off his face last Friday afternoon, a full day after the decision was made at last Thursday’s Ordinary […]

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VIEW welcomes new committee

The Cobar VIEW Club held their annual general meeting on Wednesday at the Empire Hotel with Margaret Potter returned to the president’s role. Re-joining Mrs Potter on the committee were her vice presidents Enid English and Val O’Brien, secretary Kate Winders, treasurer Carol Abbott and assistant treasurer Caroline Bowman. Mrs […]

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Immediate positive result from water improvement work

Cobar Shire Council has reported some very good and immediate results  from work on the town water pipeline by specialist air scouring service Clearflow Australia. The contractor began work last Wednesday to systematically clear the town water pipeline of built-up sediment with the ultimate goal being to clear up Cobar’s dirty […]

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Empire cause an upset in cricket

In a game that was to be a preview of the grand final, Empire inflicted upon Nymagee their first defeat of the season in the 40 Overs senior cricket competition. The two teams had already booked their place in the grand final in a fortnight, but in the last game […]