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Big event still on

Despite the recent poor weather the Tibooburra Gymkhana is set to go ahead as scheduled, with organisers expecting a great weekend. Preparations for the annual Gymkhana, Bikehana and Rodeo are now complete, with the main events set to kick off tonight. Organiser Emma Osman says not even the weather will spoil this party. “The program is going ahead as planned and we are lucky that the bad weather happened before the weekend and not during the event,” Mrs Osman said.

Jordan scoops soccer awards

West Panthers’ junior Jordan Cox really cleaned up at the soccer awards at last weekend’s grand finals. Cox won no fewer than four individual awards in Colts, B Grade and A Grade. He took out the Golden Boot (leading goal scorer) in Colts and B Grade, runner up best and fairest in Colts and best and fairest in A Grade. He missed out on the A Grade Golden Boot by a solitary goal. “It was really unexpected,” said the youngster.

South Aussies suffer

South Australia’s wild and windy weather has left its mark on the Barrier Highway, according to a Broken Hill driver who navigated the road to Adelaide yesterday. A driver near Hallett must have had a nasty shock when their car spun out around a bend and flipped upside down into flood waters in a nearby field. “By the look of it, it’d been there a few days,” said Broken Hill local Wayne Walker, who spotted the vehicle as he was driving to the state’s capital.