Ralph Martin

Preschool celebrates the start of a new learning year


Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre celebrated the commencement of the 2018 Year of Learning, with a special ceremony last Thursday. Dick Richards delivered a beautiful Welcome to Country, while Ralph Martin gave a blessing to the Centre. The Boys Aboriginal Dance Group amazed the crowd with their wonderful performance. Michael Coe lent a hand, cooking the barbecue. The Centre want to thank all of the families who attended to help celebrate the delightful occasion. Centre Director Melissa Nesbitt said the event was held to mark the beginning of another year of learning for staff and children. “As another year gets underway, we look forward to it being filled with playing, learning and growing together,” she explained. “Everyone is looking to have a fun-filled year, cherishing new experiences and learning opportunities.” MB

Condobolin lends a helping hand in Fiji after cyclone

• Ralph Martin will fly to Fiji to take part in the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project. He will be joined by five other members of the Condobolin community. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt

Six local Condobolin residents will be heading to Nairai Island in Fiji to rebuild a school library and community church as part of the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project.
Ralph Martin, Dave Hall, Scott Elliott, Caleb Bartlett and Tom Kennedy will fly out to the remote island on 18 July.
Some $8,000 of building materials and equipment will be used to make a difference in the lives of locals.
The Project, began after the men met Malachi, a Fijian man, who was working at Pat Kennedy’s property.
“He told us how Cyclone Winston totally destroyed his home. and so people donated a generator and tools for him to take back,” Project organiser Ralph Martin said.
“We [local residents] wanted to help and so began fundraising for the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project, to take materials and tools across to complete the work.”
The Condobolin community can help raise funds for the Project by attending a ‘Fiji Cook Up’ on Sunday, 10 July from 12 Noon at the Condobolin Sports Club.
The event will feature Condo’s finest bush cooks, Crocket’s famous smokers, Nine holes of golf, barefoot bowls, nearest the pin, and an open mic session.
There will be lots of great prizes to be won. Tickets will cost $30 per person and $10 for Under 16 Years. Tickets available from Condobolin Sports Club or Condo Clothing. For more information contact Dave Hall 0427 633 784.

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