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Golfers relieved to be back on course

The resumption of the men’s competition golf on the weekend was met with some relief with players keen to get back on the course. However, only seven hardy golfers braved the conditions for a Stroke event on Saturday and the scores resembled Don Bradman’s batting average rather than competitive golf […]

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Enough rugby greats to fill two teams

The Cobar Weekly invited Rugby Union stalwart, Kevin ‘Rusty’ Mitchell to pick Cobar’s Best Rugby Team which he found pretty hard going and so Rusty selected enough players for two sides. “There are so many good players here I could not forecast the winner if they played each other,” Rusty […]

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Western villages welcome new RFDS clinic buildings

Two new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) purpose-built clinics are now onsite and operational in Louth and Tilpa, with the Tilpa community holding its first clinic last week. The two clinics, which have been funded by a generous donor, will provide services to the villages and surrounding areas including primary […]

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New general manager announced for Peak Gold Mines

Peak Gold Mines has welcomed a new general manager with experienced mining leader Craig Thomas commencing in the role last week. Mr Thomas has taken over the GM’s position from Neal Valk who recently resigned from Peak Gold Mines to seek other opportunities. With extensive underground mining knowledge and proven […]

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Bird flies too far south for the winter

A tropical bird that’s more at home in the Northern Territory, the Jabiru, was spotted just west of Cobar last week. Local landholder Graeme Barton reports that he saw (and photographed) the bird, which he later identified as a Jabiru, feeding on the side of the Barrier Highway about 10km […]