This week we had the pleasure of hearing all about Molly Croft. She has become an inspiration to all of us in the newsroom.
Molly is back in Dubbo now after 10 months in Sydney for cancer treatment, and is so grateful for the love and support Ronald McDonald House showed her family that she has decided to 'pay it forward'.
Molly wants to raise $46,000 for Ronald McDonald House, the amount it would have cost the organisation to host the Crofts for the 292 nights they stayed there during her cancer treatment.
Well done Molly, you are an inspiration to us all. We salute you and hope the rest of your long life is filled with love and laughter.
Speaking of hospital stays, the Dubbo Hospital's emergency department has just recorded one of its busiest periods with more patients visiting this ED than any other in the region.
During the first quarter of the year, 8588 people attended the ED for treatment; this was a 6.2 per cent jump on the 8085 seen during the same period in 2018.
Although it was busy reports are the staff still handled the influx with professionalism and good grace, even though the increased numbers might have caused some to sweat a bit more.
Ben Shields and Mat Dickerson clashed this week over the amount of money the council charges the Dubbo Eisteddfod organisers to run events at various venues around our city.
The event has been a success, and the Eisteddfod committee president was concerned the spat might detract from the positiveness of the event.
This week was men's health week and our story on the good work the Dubbo men do highlights how vital that organisation is to every town and city they have a shed in.
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