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Blighty’s gentleman

He was a farmer and keen sportsman, but Donald Gilbert Henderson’s most memorable work was as a Conargo Shire Councillor.. Aged 87, Donald Snr (pictured) died on Friday as a result of medical complications following a fall.. The father of

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Aug 09 2017
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Koala media frenzy

Tocumwal is the talk of the world’s media this week, after photographs of a koala which wandered into the local pharmacy on Friday afternoon went ‘viral’.. The United Kingdom, Hungary and Malaysia are among the countries to have

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Aug 09 2017
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Finley recruit leaves Navy

After 40 years, former Finley resident John Scarfe is retiring from active service in the Australian Navy.. Mr Scarfe left Finley to join the Navy in 1976 as a junior recruit after an Australian Defence Force recruiting drive through the region

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Aug 05 2017
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Newell petition

Former NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay is petitioning the NSW Government to maintain a 110km/h speed limit on the Newell Highway.. The NSW Member of the Legislative Council says he wants to pre-empt any future discussion about reducing the speed

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Aug 05 2017
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Murrumbidgee election...

Murrumbidgee Council is calling for capable and passionate people to nominate for September’s election.. The election — to be held on Saturday, September 9 — will mark the first opportunity for residents to nominate themselves or

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Aug 05 2017
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Govt. grant access...

Community organisations will have more opportunities to apply for funding of local projects as part of changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants, according to Member for Albury Greg Aplin.. Mr Aplin said the changes will make it

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Aug 04 2017
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Reusable shopping bags...

Ten local volunteers and Jerilderie Public School students are getting together every Friday morning to sew shopping bags for the Jerilderie community.. Boomerang Bags is an Australia-wide, environmentally friendly initiative that encourages

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Aug 04 2017
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Intereach to turn Finley purple

Local support group Intereach is calling on people in the Riverina community to wear purple on August 25 to support diversity.. The aim of event is to teach people about tolerance and inclusion throughout communities.. Finley Hub Coordinator June

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Aug 04 2017
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Council: Test for asbestos

All local home owners are being urged by Berrigan Shire Council to apply for free loose-fill asbestos insulation testing.. Recent testing has shown at least 20 properties in the Berrigan Shire have tested positive for loose-fill asbestos.. Council

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Aug 04 2017
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Forensic fun to start high school

Finley High School hosted 110 Year 6 students from surrounding public and Catholic schools on Thursday as part of an orientation day.. The day — titled ‘Forensic Day’ — helps the young students with the transition from

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Aug 04 2017
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Basin board nominee...

Deniliquin’s Perin Davey has defended herself against a scathing attack from South Australian Water Minister Ian Hunter.. News of Ms Davey’s nomination to the Murray Darling Basin Authority board seemingly incensed the minister, who

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Aug 04 2017
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Irrigators’ ire

Murray Valley Private Diverters acting chairman John Lolicato said he was extremely disappointed and concerned with allegations raised on the ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday last week.. The program brought to light allegations of meter

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Aug 04 2017
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Seniors funding

Applications are now open for funding to help run NSW Seniors Week activities in 2018.. Member for Albury Greg Aplin said grants of up to $10,000 are available for the festival’s 60th year — to run April 4 to 15, 2018.. For the first

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Aug 03 2017
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Grandparent of the Year

Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.. Member for Albury Greg Aplin said it’s a chance to nominate stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families and the local community

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Aug 03 2017
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Excitement building for ‘Dancing Stars’

Excitement is certainly building for the Biralee Preschool Dancing With The Stars to take place at the Finley RS Club on August 12.. The crew will be hosting a dress rehearsal on Friday, August 11 for those who missed the opportunity for getting

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Anne Freestone
Aug 03 2017
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Blighty brothers win Finley speaking comp.

Finley Lions Club hosted its annual Junior Public Speaking competition on Sunday.. A strong attendance of 60 people filled the Bob Close Pavilion as students from Finley and Blighty Public Schools and St Joseph’s School in Finley competed

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Anne Freestone
Aug 03 2017
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Author to talk about...

On Tuesday, August 15 it will be 121 years since the opening of the Berrigan Coffee Palace, and the author of a book based on the establishment, Adele Ogier Jones, will speak locally about her work on that same day.. Berrigan Library invites you all

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Marianne Whelan
Aug 03 2017
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Japanese student...

The Mortlock family is hosting an exchange student from Japan.. Yuri Kishinaka, from Osaka, arrived in Jerilderie on Sunday evening, having travelled from Brisbane to Sydney to Albury, where she was met by her host family.. Yuri will attend Finley

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Judy Ryan
Aug 03 2017
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New netball, tennis...

Blighty Recreation Reserve’s outdated netball and tennis clubrooms will be replaced, hopefully in the next 12 months.. The purpose built facility will be funded by a $550,000 grant under the Edward River Council Stronger Communities Major

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Aug 03 2017
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