Monthly Archives: March 2013

Community spirit raises over $13,600

One woman’s dream to assist those in need has outshone all expectations. Local businesswoman Lorraine Reilly was so affected by the loss of homes, livestock, fencing and infrastructure during the recent Coonabarabran bushfires that she was driven to help. And last week’s Coonabarabran Fire Appeal garage sale; the culmination of weeks of hard work and persistence by Lorraine and a team of dedicated volunteers raised a...

The first day of school conjures up a variety of emotions for children

The first day of school conjures up a variety of emotions for children. Fear of the unknown, elation of a milestone being achieved and excitement of the new journey they will undertake. For the children starting Kindergarten in 2013 hopefully it will be one filled with long-lasting friendships, new and exciting skills being learnt and growing stronger mentally and emotionally every day. Students at...

Fires burn across the region

A Watch and Act is in place as a 40,000 hectare bush fire continues to burn uncontrolled in the Warrumbungle National Park. At least 33 homes have been lost, together with untold numbers of farm sheds, machinery and livestock as more than 100 people were evacuated from their homes, in the path of the brutal fire. The devastating fire moved in a northerly direction on Monday, away...