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SETON’S SHOW SKILL AND STYLE

Condobolin Sports Club Bowls Last week at the Australian open: Darren Seton won his first two singles games against Qld and SA opponents then lost 21-20 to a Soldiers Point bowler who made the top…



CHS RAISE FUNDS

Condobolin High School Student Representative Council (SRC) held a fundraising cake stall for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea on Tuesday, 25 May. The total raised was $737.00. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a community…


GRADUATES CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS

By Lucy Kirk It was an emotional afternoon recently for 21 graduates, who undertook either a Certificate 4 or Diploma in Community Services under the Western Plains Regional Development Suicide Prevention Workforce Capacity Building Project….


STRENGTH AND CONNECTION

By Melissa Blewitt The latest addition to the Sculpture Down the Lachlan (SDL) trail, ‘Heart of Country’ has been officially unveiled. Lachlan Shire Mayor John Medcalf OAM, Lachlan Shire General Manager Greg Tory, Forbes Shire…


MEMORIAL GOLF DAY HELD

Condobolin Sports Club Golf Saturday we played a 3 person Ambrose sponsored by Mal Malouf and Roger Hadrill, in memory of Trent and Neil. Thanks fellas for your generous support, A great field of 65…


WASTE TO ART

The Sims Metal Waste to Art and design 2021 competition in Condobolin was a wonderful success. A different waste item is featured part of Waste to Art each year and in 2021, the public was…


LOCAL YOUTH TAKE PART IN RUGBY LEAGUE GALA DAY

Condobolin Public School and St Joseph’s Parish School, Condobolin students participated in the Russell Richardson Cup and David Peachey Shield Gala Day at Pat Timmons Oval on Monday, 10 May. The David Peachey Shield (Years…



SECOND RED GUM CARVING COMPLETE

By Melissa Blewitt Chainsaw artist Brandon Kroon (BK Carving) has completed a second magnificent Redgum carving that will take pride of place in Condobolin. The relief carving depicts sports played in the local area –…


ROLLOUT CONTINUES

By Melissa Blewitt It is believed approximately 35 percent of Condobolin residents aged 50 years and over will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September 2021. Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service has administered…


FISHERS FINED

By Melissa Blewitt Two men have been fined $2,600 for possessing set and unattended hand lines as well as for the mutilation of Murray Cod after they were caught out at Condobolin. On 15 and…


NOT YOUR NORMAL CONDOBOLIN SHOW YEAR

While the 2020 Condobolin Show suffered the same fate as all but a handful of Australia’s 508 agricultural shows, 192 of which are in NSW, the association and secretariat still functioned, with some activities going…


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

By Melissa Blewitt There are funding opportunities for local community projects after the recent announcement of Round Four of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Lachlan Shire is set for another cash injection…


SUPER SWIMMING CLUB PARTICIPANTS RECOGNISED

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin Amateur Swimming Club (CASC) held their annual presentation day recently. In the 25 Metre Encouragement (McDonald Family Trophy) category Molly Wynn, Tommy Kirkman, Thomas Saunders and Darcy Keates were nominated….


RECORD BREAKING CARNIVAL

By Melissa Blewitt It was a record breaking athletics carnival for Condobolin High School on Wednesday, 19 May. Four records were broken on the day, some of which had been held for 37 years. Riley…


IMPERIAL HOTEL OPENS ITS DOORS ONCE AGAIN

By Melissa Blewitt The Imperial Hotel in Condobolin has opened its doors once again. It has been a journey of discovery for businessman Fred Vella, who vowed to bring the local landmark back to its…


TERRYLL TAKES OUT A TOP AWARD

Terryll Cassidy has taken out a top award at the Sims Metal Waste to Art and design 2021 competition in Condobolin. A different waste item is featured part of Waste to Art each year and…


APA NSW TAKING ACTION

By Melissa Blewitt The Australian Paramedics Association NSW members including those in Condobolin, have voted to chalk their ambulances as part of their industrial action campaign to highlight the need for a fair wage increase…


VINNIES VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED FOR EFFORTS

By Melissa Blewitt Lachlan Shire Council has been announced as a Yellow Ribbon Council by SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) President Peter Frazer, for their long-time support of National Road Safety Week. They have…


GREAT BOWLING

Condobolin Sports Club Womens Bowls Thursday 27th May, only four ladies turned up for a game of bowls. Liz Goodsell, Beryl Fields, Colleen Helyar, and Yvonne Johnson. Scribe could not find a card to report…


CHS ATTEND TERTIARY AWARENESS DAY

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School students were able to discover different career paths at the Tertiary Awareness Day recently. On Wednesday, 21 April, eleven students from Year 12 travelled to Forbes High School for…


COUNCIL CANDIDATE SESSIONS

By Melissa Blewitt Have you ever thought about standing for Council? Lachlan Shire Council will host a number of Candidate Information Sessions across the shire to assist potential candidates who are considering nominating for the…


HARRY’S OARSOME EFFORT

Harry Crouch has been selected in the Australian U23 Rowing Team to compete in the 2021 World Rowing U23 Championships to be held 7 to 11 July 2021 in Racice, Czech Republic. However, Rowing Australia…


JACOB FIRED UP FOR FINKE DESERT RACE

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Jacob Smith is looking to conquer the challenging course of the 2021 Tatts Finke Desert Race. A journeyman of the sport, Jacob finished second on the podium in 2019 after consecutive…


CONDOBOLIN CORROBOREE

The Condobolin Corroborree was held on Saturday, 29 May at Wiradjuri Corporation Condobolin. People travelled from near and far to be part of the occasion, making it a very memorable event. Elders braved the cold…


MASTER MASON IN THE CHAIR

By Anne Coffey Andrew Earney was installed as the Worshipful Master of Lodge Condobolin at the annual Installation Ceremony held at Lodge Condobolin on the 15th of May. After the ceremony, Lodge Members and their…


LACHLAN SHIRE COUNCIL SUPPORTING ROAD SAFETY

By Melissa Blewitt Lachlan Shire Council showed its support for National Road Safety Week through a range of activities. The Week ran from 16 – 23 May, and honours the memory of the 1,200 lives…


DRAFT PLAN ON DISPLAY

By Melissa Blewitt Local residents can now have their say on Lachlan Shire Council’s Draft 2021-2022 Operational Plan, Budget, Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges. The complete document is now available on the Lachlan Shire…


NRAR VISITS MORE THAN 2,000 PROPERTIES

By Melissa Blewitt Officers from the Natural Resources Access Regulator’s (NRAR) visited more than 2,000 properties over a six month period, including those in the Lachlan area. Undertaking NRAR’s routine monitoring program they clocked up…