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New fire truck named in Howie’s honour

Cobar Fire Station 256 took delivery of a new fire truck yesterday that, for the first time in Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) history, carries a personalised registration plate to honour fallen firefighter Daniel ‘Howie’ Howard. FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins presented local firefighters with keys to the new $310,000 ‘Class […]

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Best businesses of the year awarded

Cobar Quilt Shop was named Cobar’s Most Outstanding Business at the 2015 Great Cobar Business Awards on Saturday night at Cobar Bowling & Golf Club. The business was a favourite with this year’s judges and picked up three awards on the night, including being a joint winner of the Retail […]

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Howie’s legacy commemorated

  A section of Lewis Street that runs along the northern boundary of the Cobar Rugby Club and leads to the entrance of the club grounds has been officially renamed as Howie’s Drive as a legacy to Daniel ‘Howie’ Howard. A public function was held at Cobar Rugby Club’s Ailsa […]

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Glamourous end to 2015 netball season

The Cobar Netball Association’s 2015 season came to a close on Saturday night with their end of season presentations at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club. It was the club’s second annual presentations since they reformed in 2014 after many years of not having a local senior women’s netball competition. […]

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Peak talks about future of Towser Huts

  Peak Gold Mines invited Cobar Shire councillor Greg Martin and The Cobar Weekly’s editor Sharon Harland to tour the historic Towser Huts site last week. The tour was in response to feedback received at Peak Gold Mine’s recent community consultation meeting, where Cr Martin had asked if the Towser […]

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Cobar to get a visiting oncology service

Cobar will soon have a visiting oncology service which will save a number of local cancer patients having to travel for treatment. Oncologist Dr Florian Honeyball and his associates Dr Joe Gormally and nurse Kim Turley, were in Cobar yesterday for a meeting with Cobar Hospital and Cobar Community Health […]