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A thorough soaking

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

TRYING CONDITIONS: Electrical technician Carl Berryman and apprentice linesman Nathan Hiscock work on repairs near Williams Street. TRYING CONDITIONS: Electrical technician Carl Berryman and apprentice linesman Nathan Hiscock work on repairs near Williams Street.

 When it rains, it pours, as the saying goes. 

The storm that broke on Friday evening resulted in 82.4mm falling on the city over the weekend.

It was the Broken Hill’s largest deluge in 22 months, with 51.6mm being recorded to 9am on Saturday and 30.8mm to 9am yesterday.

The State Emergency Service (SES) attended 70 call-outs before 1pm yesterday and gave out some 2000 sandbags.

Happy Birthday, Mrs Raven

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

100 TODAY: Ellen Raven with sons Jack, Richard and Matthew at St Anne’s Nursing Home yesterday. 100 TODAY: Ellen Raven with sons Jack, Richard and Matthew at St Anne’s Nursing Home yesterday.

 Ellen Raven has survived two World Wars, a Great Depression, 25 Prime Ministers and countless droughts to reach the grand age of 100 today.

Mrs Raven raised five children with husband Bert, a top local jockey who left her a widow 50 years ago.

She has eight grand-children and 11 great-grandchildren.

Before moving into St Anne’s Nursing Home, Mrs Raven was a dedicated church-goer, and a member of the Silver City Racing Club and the Pensioners Association. 

Young Citizen branches out

Monday, 30th January, 2012

MENTOR: Jim Richards is keeping busy by starting up a mentor program called Better Help. MENTOR: Jim Richards is keeping busy by starting up a mentor program called Better Help.

Jim Richards is moving from strength to strength and has big plans to start up a mentoring program.

Last week Jim was named the Young Citizen of the Year and revealed that he wanted to stand at the next City Council elections.

He has also started his own mentoring/coaching business called ‘Better Help’ and is running it with the assistance of the Enterprise Development Centre.

He has also worked at Mission Australia as a Youth Worker but decided to branch out on his own.

Walker turns to golf

Tuesday, 24th January, 2012

ACE PATRON: Taylor Walker taking in a round of golf at the BH Golf and Country Club ahead of the Ron Serich Memorial Golf Day. ACE PATRON: Taylor Walker taking in a round of golf at the BH Golf and Country Club ahead of the Ron Serich Memorial Golf Day.

Golfers will tee off for the popular Ron Serich Memorial Golf Day in Adelaide this year after organisers announced the event would be an annual one.

Originally slated to be held biennially in conjunction with the Great Broken Hill Reunion, organisers have now decided to hold the golf event every year at a different location.

While a date is yet to be announced, organiser Tony Vance said the host club this year would be the West Lakes Golf Club.

Heat wave to continue

Saturday, 21st January, 2012

PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

FEELING HOT: Four-year-old Molly-Jo Stubing took to the pool earlier this week to cool off. The opening month of the year has so far had a simmering average of 36 degrees. Thursday’s Australia day is forecast to be a similar maximum of 35 degrees with a 20 per cent chance of showers.

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