The University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute field day, held in conjunction with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture attracted a record crowd of more than 350 people on Wednesday. “It’s been a great day, it’s the most people we’ve ever had,” said Associate Professor Guy Roth, Director of Northern Agriculture at the Plant Breeding Institute. […]
I would like to congratulate the winners of the Business Awards, great job! But let’s not forget all the businesses in town as they struggle through these difficult times. We do have a wonderful collection of amazing stores in our town that supply us with an interesting variety of products. So I would like to encourage you all to support our town this year when thinking Christmas purchases “Let’s Support Local” so that we can maintain the choices we can now boast. If you can’t find what you are chasing don’t be afraid to ask as in my experience, most businesses are more than happy to find what you need. Thinking Christmas? Think Local!
On Australia Day next year, people who have made a significant or inspirational contribution to society, and who are 25-years-old or younger will now be eligible to become the Narrabri Shire’s Young Citizen of the Year. Previously, the Young Citizen of the Year award recipient has been 16-years-old or younger but a recent vote at […]
The Narrabri and District Tennis Association held its final round of the Wednesday winter doubles competition. The competition began back in late July and attracted enough players for an A- and B-grade competition. The winter tournament attracted 11 teams in A-grade and five teams in B-grade. The A-grade competition came right down to the final […]
Topical was interested to learn that the Chinese Checkers markers so familiar to an older generation of checkers players are in fact quandong seeds. (See below.) The seeds are from the native quandong trees, which grow in this area, and apart from the food benefits, they make good great checkers tokens.
Cameleer John Elliot is trekking across Australia with his five camels and faithful dog ‘Bruski.’ Bruski is well equipped for the journey, with special boots and also a set of goggles to keep the dust out of his eyes. John reveals that Bruski’s name is an amalgam of the name of two of his mates – Brian and Rusky.
One of Australia’s best known jazz musicians, James Morrison will be on hand when Mendooran Central School celebrates 150 years of continuous public education from November 29 to December 1. James will be taking his whole Morrison Family Band to the Sesquicentenary celebrations at the school where their father George was school captain in 1949. Ex Mendooran Central pupils are spread far and wide and the sesqui centenary organisers want as many as possible to return for the celebrations.