Times are tough, and everything can seem like it's all falling apart, hopeless and negative. But it doesn't have to be that way.
So, in an effort to try to brighten your day, we've started a project to put together a 'Good News Diary' full of the most positive stories and comments from the Mudgee Guardian every week.
The Good News community board
I would like to thank the guys to Mudgee Hospital ED unit. Rachael and Laura were so kind caring and compassionate. They really know how to make someone feel so much better with there quick action.
- Michelle Gray, Mudgee Area Community Group
I would like to say a big thank you to the people of Gulgong who helped us out when our caravan towball sheared off whilst crossing the railway line heading for Milliwa.
When this mishap occurred, we were being followed by a young man named Roger who stopped to give us a hand. He drove me to a local shop to get a new towball and while we were away a local council crew stopped and calmed and looked after my wife, while also lifting up our van so when we came back all we had to do was fit the new towball hook back up and be on our way. All done in half an hour.
Once again, a very big thank to the people of Gulgong.
- Robert Sargood, Mudgee Area Community Group
This week's good news stories
'We were thrilled': Mudgee High make a splash for a good cause
Mudgee High School's Business House Relay, a feature of the school's annual swimming carnival for several years, was once again a hotly contested event at their recent carnival.
The relay raised over $2,000 which will go toward fundraising for the Mudgee Hospital.
Gulgong was at a crossroads: Peru honoured for saving it
Wrapped in the history of Gulgong's rich architecture is a friendship that spanned over 40 years.
"Without his timely intervention, a lot of what Gulgong now has could have very easily been lost."
'Long time coming': St Matthews' campus extension blessed with go ahead
After two years of rigorous planning and discussions, St Matthews Catholic School's campus extension is ready to go under construction after being blessed on March 12.
The best place to grab a schnitty in the Mudgee region according to locals
A change in menu has proved to be the right decision for the Cooyal Hotel with the team being awarded the Mudgee Guardian's top place to grab a schnitty, as voted by readers.
Joy Harrison named Dubbo Electorate's Woman of the Year
Joy Harrison was announced as the Dubbo Electorate's Woman of the Year on International Women's Day. Ms Harrison is a fourth-generation resident of Gulgong who moved to the town from the city after years of visiting on holidays and her grandmother instilling her with passion for its history.
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