The Rotary Club of Narrabri had 30,000 reasons to celebrate at its annual changeover dinner as it marked the completion of the club’s Brett’s Road to Recovery project. Outgoing president Grahame Herbert presented a cheque for $30,000 to Brett Nolan to assist in the purchase of a modified vehicle. Mr Nolan, who was injured after falling 12.5 metres through the roof of a hay shed at the start of last year, praised the support of Rotary and the wider Narrabri community. “This town is outstanding for getting around people,” Mr Nolan said. He received his vehicle, a modified Toyota Hilux, […]
Thumbs up to the responsible people who are wearing their masks when they go shopping and thumbs down to the irresponsible people who don’t wear them. Yes, it is inconvenient and a pain in the neck, but it is so important for the community at large. And please – let’s all get the vaccination as soon as possible or this COVID will go on forever.
Narrabri Shire Council hosted a ‘COVID compliant’ webinar for interested Shire residents on ‘Becoming a Councillor’ in the lead up to the local government elections. “The webinar provided interested community members the opportunity to gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of becoming a councillor, how local government works, the process involved in standing for election andwhere to access more information” a council spokesperson said. “Attendees were welcomed by general manager, Stewart Todd who emphasised the important role councillors play in the community. “The webinar was an excellent opportunity for prospective candidates to gain a clear insight into the […]
At long last, Narrabri Touch’s 2021 winter mixed season has returned following a six-week break forced upon it by wet weather and new COVID-19 restrictions. As reported in last Thursday’s Courier, teams are now graded as the run home to the finals gets underway. Each grade is made up of four teams which were based on their performances across six weeks of ungraded action played across May and June. Each team will play the other three teams in its respective grade once ahead of a three-week finals series which will include major and minor semi-finals in week one, preliminary finals […]
When to drink it? A bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange Hermitage has sold at auction for an Australian record $142,131. The price broke the previous record of a paltry $103,000. The new owner could take it along to his next barbecue and buy another – there are apparently 35 bottles of that Grange vintage still around.
As with every council election, community interest is gathering pace as polling day nears. What will the council for the next four years look like? There will be at least one new face, with councillor Maxine Booby announcing she will retire from council. And as with every council election, rumours abound about who will stand. All will be revealed when nominations close on Wednesday, August 4.
Cuba has long been one of the last Communist dictatorships, one of those which preaches ‘continuing revolution.’ Now the revolutionaries are revolting. Protests involving tens of thousands have been held across 50 towns. Fortunately, Cuba like every other dictatorship, has a very efficient counter- revolutionary secret police to ensure the status quo, that is the original revolution, is preserved.