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Festival plans canned due to COVID-19

Cobar’s annual Festival of the Miners Ghost (FOMG) is still more than two months away, however organisers have already made the decision to cancel this year’s event. Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith said the decision was made last week as the future looks uncertain due to COVID-19 restrictions. “It was […]

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Fashion stakes high in fun charity golf day

The golf Charity Day Ambrose on Sunday (formerly the Police Charity Day) was a huge success with 103 players (26 teams) taking part.  Run together by the local men and women golfers, the proceeds of the day including the nominations, raffle and auction, will be divided between the Cobar Public […]

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Running On Empty Festival brings in a big crowd

It’s hard to judge, but it’s estimated there were about 1,000 visitors here for the Festivals weekend, however it’s not hard to work out that everyone had a great time. Running On Empty Festival organisers John de Bruin and Ben Hewlett, together with their small committee, have received heaps of […]

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Favourable feedback from festival

Apart from the weather, it seems that on the whole, this year’s Festival of the Miner’s Ghost (FOMG) was once again a success. The FOMG committee, headed up by Cobar Shire Council’s projects officer Miranda Riley, held a wrap up meeting on Thursday at the council chambers. Mrs Riley reports […]