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from the homi­cide squad called in to as­sist detectives from Cen­tral North Po­lice Dis­trict.

About 3pm last Sun­day, of­fi­cers ar­rested a 23-yearold woman at Light­ning Ridge Po­lice Sta­tion where she was charged.

The woman was re­fused bail and was due to ap­pear in Wal­gett Lo­cal Court this week.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing their in­quiries. some of the lat­est re­search in the al­co­hol and drug sec­tor, how to en­hance their com­mu­nity en­gage­ment skills, plus cel­e­brate their achieve­ments.

NSW boasts 71 CDATS which are groups of pas­sion­ate vol­un­teers lead­ing al­co­hol and other drug harm pre­ven­tion projects, aim­ing to strengthen their com­mu­ni­ties.

The Wellington CDAT is fo­cused on in­form­ing their com­mu­nity about the neg­a­tive im­pacts of sup­ply­ing al­co­hol to mi­nors.

The lo­cals were in­spired by the re­cent con­fer­ence and are look­ing to broaden their mem­ber­ship and im­pact for the next project.

The Kids&booze – Com­mu­nity Lose Project is aimed at in­form­ing adults about the neg­a­tive im­pact of buy­ing/giv­ing al­co­hol to mi­nors.

Wellington CDAT told the con­fer­ence they had iden­ti­fied one of the big­gest is­sues af­fect­ing the com­mu­nity was that many peo­ple did not know that the sec­ondary sup­ply of al­co­hol to mi­nors is il­le­gal. They got to work on ad­dress­ing that is­sue.

The Al­co­hol and Drug Foun­da­tion (ADF). which man­ages the NSW gov­ern­ment-funded CDATS, said the Wellington CDAT was pre­sented with the al­co­hol-re­lated project award for its cre­ative and com­mu­nity-minded ap­proach to a hard re­duc­tion strat­egy ad­dress­ing a spe­cific al­co­hol re­lated is­sue in their com­mu­nity.

“I com­mend the Wellington CDAT for its pas­sion and com­mit­ment to pre­vent­ing and re­duc­ing al­co­hol and other drug re­lated harms in their lo­cal area,” said the ADF’S NSW/ACT state man­ager Dr Lisa Simone.

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Share your Story: Miles Franklin’s last diary

KIM GOLD­SMITH (pic­tured) will present the story of the re-dis­cov­ery of Miles Franklin’s last diary and why it was im­por­tant to give it to the NSW State Li­brary for its Franklin Collection.

The talk is hosted by the Dubbo and Dis­trict Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety at the Western Plains Cul­tural Cen­tre Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre on Winge­warra Street. All are wel­come at 2pm, Fri­day, April 20. Cost is $4. Re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter the talk.

For cater­ing pur­poses please contact June Wilson by Tues­day, April 17, at ju­ni­wil1943@gmail. com, 6882 5366 or 0417 690 495.

STEM pro­gramme preps pre-school­ers for fu­ture

STU­DENTS at Pep­per­corn Child­care Cen­tre and Preschool and Re­gand Park Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre in Dubbo are among the first in Aus­tralia to be­gin us­ing a play-based dig­i­tal learn­ing pro­gramme to ex­plore sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) prac­tices.

Backed by $6 mil­lion from the Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment and de­vel­oped by the Univer­sity of Can­berra, the Early Learn­ing STEM Aus­tralia (ELSA) pi­lot will also run Wi­nanga-li Early Learn­ing Ser­vice in Gunnedah and Barlu Kurli Preschool in Wil­can­nia.

ELSA is one of three early learn­ing ini­tia­tives funded un­der the Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence Agenda (NISA).

Above: The Bo­dan­gora drags. Left: Pic­tured with Wellington CDAT’S pres­ti­gious ‘Al­co­hol Re­lated Project Award’ is Dr. Lisa Simone (ADF’S NSW/ ACT State Man­ager), He­len Swan (Chair) and well-known Wellington Com­mu­nity Po­lice Of­fi­cer, Se­nior Sergeant Ross Gib­son. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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