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MUCH BETTER TOGETHER

There is no doubt local volunteers with the Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo SES branches have big hearts and are committed to helping their communities. On Monday, 21 June 15 members from Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo…

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VINNIES BIN VANDALISED

By Melissa Blewitt Unknown person/s have vandalized the St Vincent de Paul Bin located in Moller Street, Condobolin (near Don Lark’s Motorcycles). The bin was knocked over and the contents strewn over a large area….


LESLEY A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Kiacatoo CWA Our meeting held at the Hall on 8 June saw nine of us present with no birthday girls. After lunch we discussed our Police Checks for the Village so we can do the…


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…


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…


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 –…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin Doctor Crisis Working Party believe now is the time for change in the local health care system, particularly in relation to the lack of doctors at Condobolin Hospital. Members Jenny…