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Funeral Notice – Thora White

The death has occurred of Mrs Thora Grace White. Passed away peacefully on the 2nd January 2018. Much loved wife of Michael (deceased). Cherished mother of Deirdre and Toni. Loved Nan of Darrin, Sonya and Matthew, Shane and Rebeccah, Cherrie-Lea and David and Shamus and great grandmother of Morgan, Stella, Laura, Grace, Eleanor, Charley and… Keep Reading


Gail Shines

A wonderful night was held on Saturday 20 May by Can Assist – it was the occasion of the Gail O’Brien dinner. The event was well-attended with 100 people from Harden and surrounding towns coming to hear Gail speak. Gail O’Brien was the wife of Dr. Chris O’Brien of Lifehouse. Gail’s talk was inspiring and had… Keep Reading

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The Daily Grind – Bed time rituals

It can’t just be me can it? I am pretty sure it’s not! Now before you get the wrong idea this is PG rated. When I am referring to bed time rituals this has nothing to do with me and the Pants, but the weird and wonderful things my children try to do to put… Keep Reading

Local Sport

Sam’s Marathon Effort

Former Harden Local Samantha Cross set herself a goal to run a Half – Marathon in memory of her late friend Lui Polimeni. Samantha participated in the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon on Sunday 28th May, running 21kms. Samantha set herself a goal 2 weeks before the marathon with little or no training after not running… Keep Reading


Break & Enter at Uniting

There aren’t many more low acts than desecrating graves or breaking into a holy building such as a church, but that didn’t stop a thief or thieves last week when they broke into The Ross Memorial Uniting Church in Murrumburrah. The destintatin for many locals who practice their faith on a weekly basis is located… Keep Reading

Joie Scores for Group 9

Group 9 hosted Illawarra on Sunday with local lad Joie Whybrow representing Harden and Group 9 in the U14s whilst Boorowa’s Cooper Cross and Will Fahey played for Group 9 Northern in a very narrow loss to Group 7 8-4. Harden Junior League President Kai Steele said, “It was a good day for the town,… Keep Reading

Heywood on Fire

Heywood Racing travelled to the Parkes on Sunday May 21 and took with him Imperious and Leucura. Imperious claimed a second placing in the benchmark 65 1300 metre Handicap whilst Leucura took out the Parkes Services Club Parkes Cup over 1600 metres. The $30,000 race meant the owners of the 6 year old gelding picked… Keep Reading


Visiting Artist coming to Twin Towns

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June Muttama based arts and cultural development organisation The Wired Lab is hosting Illustrator Jessie Ford for two workshops in the Murrumburrah Courthouse. One workshop focusses on Botanical Art where you learn to observe and record the detail of nature in watercolour. The other workshop explores on Animal ‘Pet’… Keep Reading

Record Smashed at Trinity

Trinity Catholic School’s Annual Athletics Carnival was held on Monday at Robert’s Park. Once the early morning Murrumburrah fog lifted the weather was perfect for athletics. All the students participated with enthusiasm and great team spirit in each of their events. Congratulations to the Blue House who were the overall winners, closely followed by the… Keep Reading

Dr Prakash Bandgar Happy In Harden

Dr Prakash Badgar has been working at the Kruger Medical centre for 2 years. He will commence work on his Rural Vocational Training scheme this year. He has been working as a Doctor for 10 years and studied in Mumbai before working in India for 3.5 years. He said, “It is different to Australia, it… Keep Reading

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