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Boggari woman nominated for National Volunteer Week award


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Boggabri's Nellie Lincoln is among eight nominees in line for a National Volunteer Week award.

Ms Lincoln was nominated for the time and effort she has invested in Boggabri Drovers' Campfire through the Lions Club.

When the NVI spoke to Ms Lincoln on Wednesday, she said she was "very surprised" to be nominated.

"You don't do volunteer work to get anything, to be nominated or get a certificate or get a free lunch. You do it to make people happy," she said.

"Either you like it and you've got it in you, or you don't and you don't do it. That's how I feel about volunteer work, anyway."

Ms Lincoln said she has been helping out at the drovers' campfire for about four years and is a jack of all trades.

"You name it, I do everything - help cleaning toilets, to help putting up fences, to cooking barbecues and driving the bus," she said.

Boggabri Art Shed new exhibition now open

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The Art Shed Boggabri is welcoming locals and visitors to check out its brand new exhibition, displaying the creativity of local artists.

Emerald Hill's Shirley Urquhart, Narrabri's Cherina Grey and Katie Browning, and Coonabarabran artist Sue Munoz will have their paintings on show, as well as images taken by Gunnedah photography group Lens on Life.

Boggabri SES sees change of command

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The name Geoff Eather is synonymous with the Boggabri Drovers' Campfire. But what some people may not know is that he has also been instrumental in keeping the town's SES going.

The 78-year-old has stepped down as controller after 32 years in the position and handed the reins to fellow member Victoria Gunther.

It is a fitting transition, as Mr Eather stepped into the position in 1986 after the death of Victoria's grandfather, Norm Patterson, who was "very instrumental in getting state emergency going here in Boggabri" after the 1971 flood in the Namoi Valley.


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