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Locals undergo training with suicide prevention program

Three Cobar students were among a group of 15 graduates who last week celebrated the completion of their Certificate IV in Community Services. The students were on scholarships provided by the Western NSW Primary Health Network’s (WNSW PHN) Workforce Capacity Building Project. As part of the Commonwealth Government’s National Suicide […]

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Rotary cashes up community

The Rotary Club of Cobar handed out $6,000 worth of donations to local groups last week. The Macquarie Home Stay, Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Cobar Weekly Association, Cobar Preschool, Cobar Mobile Children’s Services and Kubby House Childcare Centre were the recipients of the club’s annual donation program. Club secretary […]

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Cobar to receive resources funds

Cobar Shire Council is set to benefit from $4.4million from the NSW Government’s revamped resources for Regions program. Deputy Premier and minister responsible for resources John Barilaro announced the changes last week. “Every year our vibrant mining towns contribute to the NSW economy, but this success can place extra pressure […]

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Building set to start on Miners Memorial

After close to six years of planning, the Cobar Miners Memorial Concept 2.0 is now set to go ahead. The community-driven project, headed up by local Barry Knight, proposed to erect a memorial to miners in the heritage Park at the eastern entrance to town. The project received significant community […]

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Amateur photographers show love for our outback life

A number of local amateur photographers, including Cathy Francisco and Alexandra Cain, have entered this year’s Western Local Land Services Life and Light photography competition. Living at Carline Station north east of Cobar, Cathy reckons she’s spoilt for great photo subjects that fit this year’s competition theme of ‘Love Our […]

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Lots of golfers came out of the woodwork

The first Ambrose tournament of the year was played in the Men’s Golf competition on the weekend and it was the popular Polyfabrications Day sponsored by Garry Wilkin and Polyfabrications. As is the usual case with Ambrose days it brings a few players out of the woodwork and there was […]

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Familiar face heads up Wild Dog project

Former Cobar resident Justin Schick has joined the Western Local Land Services team as the new project manager of the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project. Mr Schick, who is based in Dubbo, has previous project management experience working in the mining industry in Cobar. He commenced in the Western […]