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LAVENDER TOP RAISES OVER $17,000

By Melissa Blewitt JR Contracting raised an amazing $17,325.50 for Condobolin Can Assist during their Lavender Top Harvest Fundraiser. “When we began this project we thought it might be possible to raise $10,000 for Can…


VINNIES VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED FOR EFFORTS

By Melissa Blewitt St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their community. Five members were celebrated at a special luncheon at the Railway Hotel in Condobolin on Tuesday,…


CPS STUDENTS GO THE DISTANCE

On Monday, 26 April a number of Condobolin Public School, students travelled to Forbes to compete in the Lachlan PSSA Cross Country trials. They ran around the Forbes Racecourse with 10 students, Murray Worthington, Rory…


VERTO CONSULTANT RECOGNISED

Congratulations to VERTO consultant Ann Maree Davies who has been recognised as one of three finalists in the prestigious 2021 NESA Employment Consultant of the Year awards. VERTO West Wyalong and Condobolin jobactive Employment Consultant, Ann Maree…


DAVE AND PAULEEN PLAY WELL

Condobolin Sports Club Women’s Bowls Social bowls Thursday 20th May, five ladies played a game of Triples with Judy Johnson leading for both sides. A great game, with no defeated players, Judy, Liz Goodsell, and…


CHS PARTICIPATE IN ‘DO IT FOR DOLLY DAY’

By Melissa Blewitt On Friday, 14 May, Condobolin High School students were encouraged to wear blue to celebrate kindness on ‘Do It For Dolly Day.’ Students and staff embraced its messages to be kind, dress…


A FUNDING BOOST FOR LACHLAN SHIRE COUNCIL

By Melissa Blewitt Lachlan Shire Council has received over $4 million under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program. Over $42 million was allocated in the Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer…


GORGEOUS REDGUM GOANNA

By Melissa Blewitt Chainsaw artist Brandon Kroon (BK Carving) has completed a magnificent Redgum Goanna carving that will take pride of place in Condobolin. The River Redgum log was nearly five metres in length and…


SUCCESS FOR LOCAL LADY BOWLERS

Condobolin Sports Club Women’s Bowls Congratulations to Colleen Helyar, Judy Johnson, Pam Nicholl and Pauleen Dimos for winning the 2021 Regional 10, Senior Fours Championship held at West Wyalong on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th…


JOHN AND GREG TAKE TROPHIES

Condobolin Sports Club Golf Saturday we played a 4ball aggregate for the Dave Stuckey and John O’Donnell trophies. Thanks very much for your support. Winners of the day were John Adams and Greg Moncrieff with…


BLACKFIT FITNESS VISITS CONDOBOLIN

By Melissa Blewitt Blackfit Fitness believes every Aboriginal child should have an equal opportunity to learn and practice their culture, a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. They specialise in programs that empower children and communities to…


DEFENCE FORCE VISITS CHS

By Melissa Blewitt On Wednesday, 28 April three Defence Force Recruiters visited Condobolin High School to talk to students about the Australian Defence Forces (ADF). Ben Kemp, Luke Goddard and David Boyd met with the…


70 YEARS OF SERVICE

On Saturday the 8th May members on Lodge Condobolin gathered at the Railway Hotel for a luncheon to present Right Worshipful Brother Mick Press, 89, and Worshipful Brother Hugh Crerar, 96, with a Certificate marking…


‘HARMONIES ON THE HILL’

Around 70 people attended the ‘Harmonies on the Hill’ held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, 30 April. The performance was presented by Lachlan Arts Council. Renowned Anglo Australian Tenor William Amer performed at…


LOCAL FARMLAND PRICES SHOW RESILIENCE

By Melissa Blewitt Australian farmland prices are continuing to show their resilience. According to the Rural Bank’s annual Australian Farmland Values 2021 Report, the median price per hectare of Australian farmland increased by 12.9 per…


TERRYLL WINS MAJOR NSW CWA AWARD

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Terryll Cassidy has won the NSW County Women’s Association Recycled Article Competition. Her unique “Colourful Spring Bouquet Dress and Necklace” was awarded the overall Grand Prize, which was announced at the…


WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES

BRIAN SCHMALKUCHE’S WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES Thursday morning 29th of April 2021, Trundle. Up, dressed, and ready to Walk at 5am. Looked outside to see a beautiful moonlit morning, a pink moon…


FRNSW OPEN DAY IN CONDOBOLIN

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin community were able to learn about home fire safety at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day held at Renown Park on Saturday, 15 May. Condobolin Fire Station hosted…


CELEBRATING SES VOLUNTEERS

During National Volunteer Week, which ran from Monday the 17th May to Sunday the 23rd May, NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are recognised on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day), which was held on Wednesday,…


WORKS ON MAITLAND STREET PROJECT TO RESUME

By Melissa Blewitt The Maitland Street Project is set to resume after works were stopped for a period of time when concerns were raised in relation to possible impacts on Aboriginal cultural heritage by a…


SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT WILLOW BEND

By Melissa Blewitt Willow Bend Sports Centre 2877 held a myriad of activities throughout the School Holidays. Local youth were able to participate in Teens Classes where they were put through different strength movements and…


NEW EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SITES

By Melissa Blewitt Two new emergency communications sites have been completed at sites near Condobolin. The Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Central West has been expanded with the completion of new sites at Manna Mountain…


A SPECIAL TRAIN TRIP

By Melissa Blewitt St James Rail passengers aboard the Southern Aurora, made their way through Condobolin on Wednesday, 28 April. The ‘Southern Aurora’ – a 1960’s icon of the nation— the gleaming, stainless steel ‘Southern…


EVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

By Melissa Blewitt Evolution Mining supports and celebrates the achievements of students who have left Condobolin High School to undertake Tertiary education on a yearly basis. Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit, attended the…


DARREN AND DAN MAKE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Condobolin Sports Club Bowls Darren and Dan make the State Championships After winning all their games at the NSW State Presidents Pairs in Dubbo two weeks ago, Darren and Dan Seton won the Zone Four…


MICE SET TO CAUSE DAMAGE AT SOWING TIME

By Melissa Blewitt Mice are set to cause damage at sowing time for winter crops in all regions including Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire, according to the Mouse Monitoring Project Update March 2021. The Update…


CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY IN CONDOBOLIN

The Condobolin Sports Club hosted a Mother’s Day luncheon and dinner on Sunday, 9 May. Those who attended enjoyed a buffet meal from the facility’s new chef. From all reports, everyone enjoyed themselves and had…


GUM BEND LAKE AMENITIES UPGRADE TO BEGIN

By Melissa Blewitt Work on the Gum Bend Lake amenities renewal began on Thursday, 13 May. The replacement of the existing amenities is a project that is being jointly funded by the State Government, through…


CONDO 750 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Condo 750 is a not for profit organisation that is run by a committee called Condobolin Sports Promotion Incorporated The Condo 750 has been running in and around Condobolin for 31 years, up until…


BISHOP VISITS

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD celebrated the Patronal Feast of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Condobolin on Sunday, 2 May. “It was great seeing so many people from the Parish and its Parish School come…