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Well done, BH

Saturday, 14th December, 2013

Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers, BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan, and Lifeline volunteers Anthony Sammut and Liz Carroll with the third and final load of gifts that were collected from the BDT. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers, BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan, and Lifeline volunteers Anthony Sammut and Liz Carroll with the third and final load of gifts that were collected from the BDT. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

The Broken Hill community has again answered the call of the needy in remarkable fashion, filling the BDT’s hallways with presents as part of the paper’s Christmas Appeal.

Lifeline collected three trailer loads of toys, food, and clothing that were dropped off in recent weeks as part of the appeal.

“We’re just overwhelmed by both the quantity and the quality of the gifts that have been donated,” said Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers.

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Beware of e-mail scammers

Monday, 2nd July, 2012

BDT circulation manager Cherie Carroll is warning people about the threat of e-mail scammers. BDT circulation manager Cherie Carroll is warning people about the threat of e-mail scammers.

By Kurtis Eichler

Internet scammers are using Barrier Daily Truth email addresses in a bid to snatch personal details.

Staff at the newspaper's Blende Street office received two e-mails from Winston Peavler and Emmett Pappas using the BDT email address.

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A stroll down memory lane

Thursday, 22nd December, 2011

A CLOSER LOOK: Members of the NSW Nationals Parliamentary team touring the city’s Film Studio in June this year with Council’s general manager Frank Zaknich and Mayor Wincen Cuy. A CLOSER LOOK: Members of the NSW Nationals Parliamentary team touring the city’s Film Studio in June this year with Council’s general manager Frank Zaknich and Mayor Wincen Cuy.

Today the BDT begins a special series looking back at the events and stories that made headlines in Broken Hill throughout 2011.

Over the next few weeks we will re-live the triumphs and tears that shaped our city, from the year’s soggy start when flooding rain fell in the region, to news that not one but two mining developments, including CBH Resources’ Rasp Mine, had been given the go-ahead, promising jobs and a major boost to the economy.

Then there was production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell, which provided the year’s largest let down when it announced the post apocalyptic movie Mad Max 4 would not be made near Silverton after all because ... it’s too green.

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Generosity most welcome

Saturday, 17th December, 2011

GIFTS GALORE: Graphic Pre-Press Apprentice Holly Brennan surrounded by the hundreds of presents donated to the BDT Christmas Appeal. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt GIFTS GALORE: Graphic Pre-Press Apprentice Holly Brennan surrounded by the hundreds of presents donated to the BDT Christmas Appeal. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

By Kurtis Eichler
Soaring living costs have made this year’s BDT Christmas Appeal more important than ever, the Salvation Army says.
“This year’s been a doozy with electricity prices going up and rent getting hard,” the Salvation Army’s Major Brenda Stace told the BDT.
“It will alleviate some of the pressure.”
Lifeline, St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army joined forces yesterday to tackle the task of collecting all the gifts donated to the BDT Christmas Appeal.
Hundreds of presents, carefully organised and stacked by the BDT’s own Holly Brennan, had been donated in the 24th year of the newspaper’s appeal.
Ms Stace said that Christmas not only hit families financially but in the form of peer pressure.
“The way it hits families hard is when kids get back to school and their friends ask ‘what did you get for Christmas?”
Children were under peer pressure to get the “latest phone or latest iPod,” she said.
The presents donated by the public since the appeal began on November 17 will be divided among the organisations and delivered to children before Christmas Day.
“The amount of food and toys I’ve seen in the last fortnight is overwhelming,” Ms Stace said.

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Let’s light up the Hill

Tuesday, 6th December, 2011

BRING ON THE LIGHTS: Kerry Murray puts up her Christmas lights with the help of her grandchildren Paige and Cohan Berryman. BRING ON THE LIGHTS: Kerry Murray puts up her Christmas lights with the help of her grandchildren Paige and Cohan Berryman.

Kerry Murray admits getting a “buzz” out of putting on her prize-winning Christmas lights display.

The Wyman Street resident, who was one of three winners in last year’s Christmas Light Competition, will be at it again this year.

Mrs Murray said she doesn’t know why she puts so much effort into her lights display but admitted to possessing a bit of a creative streak.

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