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Black Opal Advocate News Paper

2002 NEWS ITEMS

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2001 NEWS ARCHIVES

30 October 2002
** “Macca” lifts morale
** Innuendoes versus focus at Walgett Shire Council
** Super success for young writer

23 October 2002
** 2002 BOWLS CLASSIC WILL SHOWCASE THE VERY BEST
** War Memorial for Sheepyard
** Richest Darts Competition in Australia

25 September 2002
** Ridge Host Country Energy Team Leaders Meeting
** SES funds boost
** Lightning Ridge Mining Board appointments
** HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

18 September 2002
** CRIPPLING DROUGHT AND ONE MAN’S VISION
** Bad News - Bougainvillea Way - Good News
** Get ready for 2002 Arts and Crafts Exhibition

11 September 2002
** DARE TO SHINE 2002 AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS.
** POOLS LATEST VICTIM OF OPPORTUNIST INSURANCE CLAIMS
** Inaugural Advisory Committee Chairman visits Ridge

3 September 2002
** LIGHTNING RIDGE MINERS UP AGAINST THE BIG BOYS
** Heritage Study progresses
** Council in brief
** Board appointments announced
** Expo provides unique business opportunities

28 August 2002
** CUMBORAH ROAD GRID REPLACEMENT ENDORSED
** Direction Notices isued to 75% claims inspected
** SES INVASION

21 August 2002
Recommendations favour residential claimholders
Environmental and Safety Officers sweep fields
TAFE Mining Studies Course commences at Lightning Ridge campus
A piece of history///// Lightning Ridge Mining Board replaces Lightning Ridge Advisory Committee

14 August 2002
40% NSW UNLOCKED NATIVE TITLE EXTINGUISHED
Inroads into tourism
Lightning Ridge Rehabilitation Initiative
Wash down facility critical - still no productive answers

7 August 2002
Australian Opal Exhibition “a great success” celebrations
Opal part of birthday celebrations
TECHNOLOGY CENTRE FOR LIGHTNING RIDGE
New hours for Historical Society
31st July 2002
OPAL MUSTER A SUCCESS
Lightning Ridge ADSL Initiative Broadband Internet
Korean film crew captures the Ridge
Working Party supports residential claims

24th July 2002
Get it right - Water Crisis Deepens
Opal Lotto draws hundreds
2002 Opal Queen Ball opens packed Opal and Gem Expo Program
17th July 2002
Lancers invade Lightning Ridge
Nova Youth Orchestra delights Ridge audience

10th July 2002
Future residential claims in jeopardy

3rd July 2002
Waste not - want not water crisis
Export endeavours of local company recognised
Car Navigation Trial/Scavenger Hunt
Lightning Ridge host Australian Wood Chopping Championship

26th June 2002
Funding imbalance throughout Shire
Council on top of $M2.3 budget blowout
Lightning Ridge raises their concerns
Ridge gears up for entertaining Gem Expo Weekend

19th June 2002
No hospital until Christmas
Pocket Manual for Miners Government Gazettals?
NSW Budget targets mining investment and safety
Australian Outback Open Darts Titles

12th June 2002
Lightning Ridge bowlers bring home the bacon
2002 Lightning Ridge Police Bush Safari
$9m for Lightning Ridge Central School
Jack Murray corner preferred site for Opal and Fossil Centre

5th June 2002
On track and organised
Waste Dumps pegging applications pending
Stage II Residential Claims - where we are up to
Funding sought for Information Technology Centre

29th May 2002
Chamber initiative to showcase the Ridge
Walgett Shire Council to relinquish Permissive Occupancy Area
Shire beautification working

22nd May 2002
Long hard haul for miners
Local interest group meets councillors
Rescheduling of Road Funding Causes Angst

1st May 2002
Walgett Shire Council Endorses LRMA's No Rehabilitation Proposal
An Anzac Dawn
Cumborah looks to the future
Lightning Ridge Olympic Pool News

24th April 2002
Closures versus construction Mixed messages being heard
Ridge Ambulance Service says thanks Police Bush Safari provides vital equipment
Let’s not sit on our laurels ...

17th April 2002
Artistic Australia
$500,000 Purchasing pool exist
But, what next ...?

10th April 2002
Heritage study to identify sites
Switched on by Telstra
Boys Relay team slash 17 seconds off their time at Homebush

3rd April 2002
Congratulations Lightning Ridge
Clr Treweeke nominated to Barwon Darling Credit Union Board
Power to residential claims
27th March 2002
Outback experience a winner with Rotarians
Lightning Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Update
Thank you Khans IGA
Outback For You Conference 2002
20th March 2002
Lightning Ridge welcomes Rotarians
$600,000 grant to Lightning Ridge Central School
Power to Residential Claims
Local legends in training for Homebush
13th March 2002
Funding vital for rural roads
Five local legends bound for Homebush
Power to Residential Claims
The taming of Hurricane Herman continues
6th March 2002
Law and Order number one concern for Barwon constituents
Power to residential claims
Selling opportunity for all locals
$1000,000 local industry seeks solutions
20 February 2002
7 cent Pump Reductions Unlikely for Ridge
BOA Editorial
Dear Editor// Compensation to landholders
13 February 2002
2002 school enrolments up
Power to residential claims
Clear direction for OJDAA
6 February 2002
Alarming health statistics revealed
Power to residential claims
Operation Tulkarm a success
$10,000 Lightning Ridge TV promotion
Countdown to rodeo action
30 January 2002
Australia Day Citizen of the Year Trudy Mallouk Volunteer Extraordinaire
Local SES volunteers assist locals at Kingscliff
23 January 2002
Walgett River Towns Project
"Let's get it right" Title - Power - Residential Claims
Red Earth Estate wines labelled by John Murray Art Designs
16 January 2002
The call of the outback a feast of contrasts
Geophysics helps in the search for opals at Lightning Ridge
$12,500 boost for local charities
12 December 2001
Welcome to Walgett Shire
Nicola Cerrone and Jan Logan launch 2002 jewellery collections
NEGATIVES POSITIVELY OUTWEIGHED IN 2001 "DARE TO DREAM"


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