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Hospital to thank many volunteers

Saturday, 11th May, 2013

The contribution volunteers make to the health service and their community will be recognised by the Far West Local Health District during National Volunteer Week next week.
The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is Thanks A Million.
To celebrate this theme, every volunteer for the health district will be presented with a commemorative ‘Thanks A Million’ lapel pin.
“We want to show our appreciation and express thanks to all our volunteers, for the vital role they play in assisting to provide a better level of care to our patients,” said Chief Executive of the health district, Stuart Riley.

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Great response to competition

Saturday, 11th May, 2013

BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams. BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams.

Local woman Susan Adams has got lucky in the BDT Mother’s Day competition.
Almost one thousand people entered the competition, which boasted a Howard Steer painting as first prize.
Second prize was a Barossa outdoor mirror, third was a $100 Sampsons gift voucher and fourth; a Gloria Jeans voucher.
BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan said that there was an overwhelming response to the competition.
“I was delighted with the response and I appreciate those business people offering their quality prizes and Howard Steer contributing the painting,” he said.

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Opening a window on Silver City

Tuesday, 30th October, 2012

Play School presenters Justine Clarke and Jay Laga’aia. A number of their “Through the Windows” segments will be filmed here next week. Play School presenters Justine Clarke and Jay Laga’aia. A number of their “Through the Windows” segments will be filmed here next week.

By Gayle Ball

Broken Hill is set to feature on Play School's "Through the Windows" segment for the first time in the show's 46-year history.

A crew from the ABC will be in the region next week to film the segments which will appear on the much-loved children's show at various times
over the next 12 months.

Director Karren Gail said the segment offers children a look into a world that is either indicative of their own life or offers a different perspective to theirs.

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Forgotten film gives glimpse of city in its prime

Wednesday, 24th October, 2012

Bustling Argent Street, circa 1953. Bustling Argent Street, circa 1953.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Before Mad Max and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert there was Barrier Story.

The nine-minute 1953 documentary produced by the Commonwealth Government's Department of Interior gave its audience a speedy rundown on what life was like in the swaggering metropolis of Broken Hill.

Hugh Alexander was director and Reg Pearse, who went on to shoot many documentaries, was behind the camera.

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Legend of art scene hailed

Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Joyce Condon last July when she met Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy and (below) a Joyce Condon painting. Joyce Condon last July when she met Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy and (below) a Joyce Condon painting.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Broken Hill arts pioneer Joyce Condon, whose painting and teaching career spanned fifty years, has died aged 95.

Mrs Condon passed away at the Broken Hill Hospital on Sunday after a short illness.

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