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Explosives found buried in garden

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

A street near the North School was blocked off yesterday after a householder found a bag of gelignite in his garden.

Four sticks of the explosive were in a cloth bag that the man found buried in the back yard of his Chapple Street home, police said yesterday. 

He called the police who arrived with the fire brigade about 8.30am and cordoned off the area. 

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Street party for festive season

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

PARTY PLANNERS: Jason King (right) and South Post Office manager Randy Meatheringham. PARTY PLANNERS: Jason King (right) and South Post Office manager Randy Meatheringham.

Patton Street will come alive with Christmas cheer next month when a community Christmas party is held in the thoroughfare.

Everyone in the city is invited to join the festivities on Thursday, December 1, from 4pm to 8:30pm.

The party is being organised by the Patton Village and spokesman Jason King said the Patton Street traders had contributed great financial support and enthusiasm to get things moving.

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Nurses schooled in delicate procedure

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

TRAINING: Nachiappan Surgery’s Officer Manager, Lynley Rebbeck, and Practice Nurse Kathy Mitchell with Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator Catherine McGowen. TRAINING: Nachiappan Surgery’s Officer Manager, Lynley Rebbeck, and Practice Nurse Kathy Mitchell with Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator Catherine McGowen.


By Emily Roberts

Nurses this week underwent training to learn how to screen women for cancer.

Family Planning NSW Nurse Education Co-ordinator, Catherine McGowen, and colleague Ann Hutching visited the city to teach ‘World Women’s Screening’ courses.

Mrs McGowen said eight nurses from four different practices and Maari Ma Health took part.

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Big guns arrive

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

CRANK IT UP: Victorian Steve Green prepares his vehicle for the Silver City 600 which starts today. CRANK IT UP: Victorian Steve Green prepares his vehicle for the Silver City 600 which starts today.

 BH is playing host to motorsport royalty this weekend with Australian offroad racing champion Bruce Garland heading the list of entries for the inaugural Silver City 600.

The BH event, which is tipped to become one of the features on the Australian cross country rally calendar, marks a welcome return to racing for Garland and long-time navigator Harry Suzuki.

The dynamic duo has been out of action since January when the notorious Dakar Rally almost left Garland a paraplegic following a nasty accident in Chile.

In a shocking year for Garland, the Sydney-based driver later suffered a heart attack while on holiday in Melbourne in March and required five bypasses.

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White Cliffs’ history bequeathed to library

Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011

GREAT GIFT: Members of the White Cliffs Historical Society and the Charles Rasp Library in the White Cliffs Room. GREAT GIFT: Members of the White Cliffs Historical Society and the Charles Rasp Library in the White Cliffs Room.

 It was the late Gwen Rowe’s dream to have the history of her beloved White Cliffs carried on for future generations.

Now Ms Rowe’s collection of artefacts, documents, photos and books will be on display at the Charles Rasp Library Outback Archives.

The array of items, collected from 1976 until her death in 2001, will be housed in a specially named room called the ‘White Cliffs Room.’

The remaining members of the White Cliffs Historical Society, who were leaving town, wanted the collection to have a permanent home so the library’s archives officer Brian Tonkin in December made the journey to the town, 287km from Broken Hill.

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