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Friday 21 October 2016


BOOST… From the left are Wendy Muffet, Deputy Mayor Grant Clifton, Penelope McGufficke, Forbes Arts Society President Dr Keith Mullette, Nationals candidate for Orange Scott Barrett, Kim Muffet, Deputy Premier Troy Grant, General Manager Danny Green, Aileen Allen from Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre Incorporated, Forbes Shire Council Grants Officer Andrew Rawsthorne and Rosie Johnston.

Dream Come True For Wiradjuri Centre

The Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre will triple in size after $270,000 in funding was announced last Friday. It will see the installation of nine new sculptures, an amphitheatre, interpretive panels, additional Wiradjuri artworks and the planting of 200 native shrubs and trees on the Lake Forbes foreshore. It also includes the erection of a building to display Wiradjuri artefacts and host workshops and cultural activities. Deputy Mayor Grant Clifton said the expansion would be a significant boost to tourism and culture in the Forbes Shire. “From an economic and tourism point of view this will really put Forbes in the spotlight.” The Forbes Art Society, in conjunction with Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre Incorporat-

ed, led the project application with assistance from Forbes Shire Council’s Grants Officer Andrew Rawsthorne. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, who made the announcement, praised the Forbes Art Society for the quality of their proposal. “The funding is highly sought after but this project stacked up on a number of fronts,” he said. President of the Forbes Art Society, Dr Keith Mullette, said work on the project would start early next year and would be completed within two years. He said the Art Society had worked hand in hand with the local Aboriginal community to create the idea. The funds will be provided under the NSW Government’s ClubGRANTS category 3 scheme for arts and culture.

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Lions Club Disaster Relief MAYORAL NOTES The Local Government NSW Annual Conference was held earlier this week and I am pleased to report that four motions submitted by Forbes Shire Council were successful. The motions are: • That Local Government NSW requests the Minister and Premier to consider the decentralisation of the RFS to the rural/ regional area. • That Local Government NSW requests the NSW Government provide local government with access to the LiveTraffic. com website portal or an alternative local roads website or portal that councils can access to upload information regarding local road closures, for example due to flooding or accidents. • That Local Government NSW lobbies for increased funding to rural and regional areas for more reliable mobile and internet services. • That Local Government NSW makes representation to the Minister to ensure that local government is represented and consulted on the new water sharing plans. Last Friday, NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair was in Forbes and met with General Manager Danny Green, Deputy Mayor Grant Clifton and some of the local farmers who have been affected by the recent floods. He was able to gain an insight into just how hard the flood has been for our farmers. On an exciting note, I am pleased to announce that the world premiere of the feature film, The Legend of Ben Hall, will be held at the Forbes Showground on Saturday, 12th November at 8pm. To purchase tickets visit Mayor Graeme Miller

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Volunteers of the Forbes and District Lions Club have set up a disaster relief office in the HACC Centre in Harold Street open between 10am and 2pm each weekday. “What we’re offering is probably a drop in the bucket compared to what you’ve lost in the floods, but we want to help people in need,” said local coordinator Peter Bright. They offer vouchers for food, water, clothing, footwear and medical supplies in the first round, and additional vouchers for fuel, food and fencing. The funds, released by the Australian Lions Foundation, will be available until the allocated grant is fully distributed. “If you don’t feel comfortable visiting us at the HACC Centre, give us a call on 0419 463 803 and we can meet you in a park or coffee shop,” Peter said.

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THUMBS UP To all the Year 12 School graduates who conducted themselves so well for their graduation ceremonies and very best wishes to them all for their exams.

THUMBS UP To all the people who put in such great preparations for the charity Open Gardens weekend cancelled due to the floods. Malicious or defamatory submissions will not be accepted. The opinions and views or readers submitting Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down are not necessarily the views of the staff and management of the Forbes Phoenix. To submit a Thumbs Up Thumbs Down, a full name and contact details must be provided, with the name to be published beneath the the words submitted. Submissions without this will not be published. Please email to or mail us at PO Box 251 Canowindra NSW 2804.

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Around 120 family and friends supported debutantes and their partners on Saturday at a ball in support of Huntington’s Disease. The group was inspired to support research into Huntington’s Disease as one of their teacher’s wife was diagnosed recently. The group ran fundraising activities including a raffle with their efforts culminated in more than $1000 raised. Pictured are Dock Rix, Claire Maslin, Traie Merrit, Elysse Girot-Serplet, Britney Spencer, Jordan Kennedy, flowergirl Georgia Drane and pageboy Sam Drane.

Garage Sale Trail: Forbes Shire Council is involved in the national Garage Sale Trail for the second year and is encouraging households, schools and community groups to host a sale tomorrow. It is a unique opportunity to promote the reuse of items that might otherwise end up in landfill. All you have to do is register your sale on the website www.garagesaletrail. Registration is free and includes a seller webpage that can be personalised. Enjoy your kids again: Parents all over the world have turned to the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them get back in charge of their homes and learn how to enjoy their kids again. 1-2-3 Magic is a simple, precise and ef-

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QUESTION of the week fective way of managing – gently and firmly – the behavior of children in the two to twelve-year-old range. CentaCare Forbes will be running the 1-2-3 Magic program over two nights on 25th October and 1st November at the CentaCare office at 134 Lachlan Street from 6 to 8pm each night. Michael Browne, CentaCare Men and Family worker, and Natasha Harris, Family worker are encouraging parents to attend together as managing behaviours is a team effort. The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited so make sure to book early. Call CentaCare Forbes on 68501777 to secure your seat. What a Wonderful Night: St. Laurence’s P & F held its second successful art exhibition last Friday. The student art competition drew a wide range of infant and primary entries and was judged by Jan Ashe one of the exhibiting artists. Winners were: Infants: 1st Jett Rudd, 2nd Ruby Spry, 3rd Konner Coleman and Highly Commended Madeline Morrison. Primary winners were: 1st Clancy Bolam, 2nd Laylah Davies, 3rd Sienna O’Connell and Highly Commended Cassidy Robb-Potts. The raffle first prize was won by Andrew and Pam Peters, a pastel work “Old Barn” by artist Colin Darley, second prize a wheelbarrow of meat and produce donated by Baa Moo Oink was won by Penelope O’Connell and the six bottles of wine from Bernardi’s IGA were won by Reilly Godsell. Thank you to all the sponsors, Forbes artists, artists who exhibited, the Art Society for the loan of their easels, the show committee for the use of their display frames and the Lions Club who dropped off and collected these.

What is your favourite flower and why?

Pat Thomas: Definitely roses – they are the queen of the garden. I love their perfume. I have a lot of roses in my own garden some of which are 60 years old and still beautiful. Marcia Simmons: Orchids are my favourite flower. My daughter Sharon has some and I am fascinated by the way the flowers just burst out in the most amazing colours. (Pictured are Jenny Dwyer, Marcia Simmons and Pat Thomas.)

Anne Hodges: Always roses – they just say “Hello, look at my happy face” and give you so much joy. I used to have hundreds of roses when I lived on the farm but do not have many in my current garden in town.

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After the second meeting of the new Council, Cr Nicholson is satisfied with the enthusiasm and performance of the new Councillors. “They are taking in all the information that contributes to the key strategic documents of council.” One of Cr Nicholson’s focus areas is financial management. “The goals of council must be influenced by what is financially possible. “We must be financially viable into the future and there are questions we have to answer. Are we recovering costs appropriately? Can the level of departmental management be sustained? Should we borrow money for capital works or fund them from revenue?” He feels that as Council is presently in a healthy financial position, it is Councillors’ responsibility to exercise accountability and review of variances in the budget. “We need to be confident that a consistent framework and reliable data are used, and that we are satisfied with the audit process.”

Cr Miller, with 21 years of experience as a Councillor, will take the responsibility the community has bestowed on her by electing her seriously for the next four years. She would like to see the Council continuing on a path of economic development. “I am also very keen to be part of the community strategic plan and to make sure the views of the community are incorporated.” “I look forward to working with the team of Councillors and the Mayor to continue to promote Forbes.” Cr Miller will, in her position on Local Government NSW Board, continue to promote the Forbes community to state level and influence any changes that may be of benefit to our community. She thanked the community for their amazing support in her re-election to Council and said community members could contact her any time with issues and concerns.

Cr. Chris Roylance wanted to thank the people of Forbes for re electing him for a third term at Council. One of two main areas he would like to focus on is to see Forbes marketed as a destination of choice for business, tourism and lifestyle and to promote Forbes for long term sustainable economic growth. The opportunities for growth will be to finalise the Homemaker Centre, and the industrial estate alongside the Livestock Exchange. Cr Roylance said, “I want to finalise the aerodrome plan and develop a strategic plan for the continuation of health services. In addition, I would like to see fair governance for all ratepayers, and to lobby State and Federal Government to ensure that the Newell Highway is not cut during floods times and to see if we can upgrade it to a dual highway status.”



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Forbes Shire Council is seeking a motivated individual to join the Environmental Services and Planning team. The Town Planner will be responsible for strategic and statutory planning functions including assessment of development and subdivision applications, periodic review of Councils planning policies, development of master plans for urban release areas and assisting Councils Heritage Advisor. If you possess these attributes, in combination with keen analytical skills, an eye for detail and excellent communication skills, Forbes Shire Council needs you and would welcome your application. Benefits of working at Forbes Shire Council: • Nine day fortnight • 35 hour week • Competitive Salary Closing Date:

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Petition To Get Popular Vote For Mayor Eligible voters in Forbes could be electing the Mayor in the next Local Government election in 2020 if a referendum is held to change the current system before then. A petition to Council for a constitutional referendum will start circulating around town this week to get signatures from residents. “We need at least 500 signatures, but aim for 1,500 to 2,000,” said Duke Jelbart. At the moment the Mayor is voted in by the nine Councillors of the Forbes Shire. “Shouldn’t the person with the most primary votes be the Mayor,” is a question people had been asking. As a former councillor serving two terms, Duke has received many requests to start the process for change. Once Council has a petition it would have to decide on whether to go to a referendum for a simple yes or no vote for or against a popular vote for the Mayor. “It would be quite costly, but if people want the change, Council would have to find the funds in the budget for the referendum,” Duke said. According to Duke the change would empower the community to put the person in who they believe should be Mayor and this

would result in more stability as the Mayor would serve the full term of four years. “Voters would also know from the start of the campaign who is running for Mayor.” Duke said there would be comments that he was doing this to stir as he was not reelected, but added: “I have been talking about this change for six years. Voters feel like they don’t count and we want to make them count.”

SPRING Rose Show

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win a family pass to Forbes Services Club Cinema A family pass entitles 2 adults and 2 kids or 1 adult and 3 kids into FSMC Cinema to a movie of their choice. Each pass is valued at $60. We have 8 Family Passes up for grabs and will be drawing one winner each fortnight until the end of October. Complete the below entry form and return it to The Forbes Services Club, Ian Simpson & Co. at 88a Lachlan Street Forbes, or PO Box 251 Canowindra 2804. Or enter online via our website for your chance to win. Name:

The 61st Annual Forbes Spring Rose Show received 580 entries of flowers, plants, vegetables and arrangements of a very high standard. Jean McIntosh and Flo Baker are life members and patrons of the club, while Flo is also the longest serving member. Both attended the show on Saturday.

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FORBES SHIRE COUNCIL “Serving the Community” Public Notices



Forbes Shire Council is holding its annual Household Chemical Cleanout event on Wednesday 26 October from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Council’s Bandon Street depot.

Forbes Shire Council’s bulky waste pickup has been rescheduled to the week of 24 – 28 October for all Forbes residents who receive a kerbside waste collection service.

The types of chemicals accepted are: Solvents and household cleaners

To use the service, residents should put their bulky waste out on the kerb on the weekend prior to collection.

• Floor care products

Rubbish should be separated into three piles, one each for:

• Ammonia-based cleaners • Pesticides and herbicides • Poisons • Pool chemicals • Hobby chemicals • Acids and alkalis Please note that business or commercial quantities of chemicals will be refused. This is a safe way for your old household chemicals to be disposed. They will be processed into new chemical products or at the least disposed of responsibly and safely. On the day please park in the car park at the depot and walk up to fence and through entrance. Collection staff and containers will be on the immediate other side of the fence. For more information please call Council’s Environmental Services and Planning Department on 6850 2344, visit Council’s Website or visit the NSW EPA’s Household Chemical Cleanout page at htm.

• Scrap metal, white goods and E-waste • General bulky waste • Bundled organics Restrictions on bulky waste allowable for residents is that it is limited to a volume of 2 cubic metres and items must be less than 1.8m long in any direction. It must be able to be lifted by two people. Types of waste that aren’t collected include commercial and shop waste, construction and demolition wastes, liquids, chemicals, gas bottles, asbestos, tyres, soil and rocks. For a more comprehensive list and further details please contact Council or refer to local paper advertisements. For flood affected residents there is no volume limit for bulky waste presented to the kerb. This bulky waste service has been rescheduled to allow all residents that might have been cut off during the floods to clean out their bulky waste, and for those residents that were flood affected to clean out their flood affected items.

Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts: The Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008 states that a person who makes a planning application (i.e DA) or submission to Council is required to disclose reportable political donations and gifts made by any person with a financial interest in the application to a Councillor(s) or Council employee(s) within the past two years. Privacy Notification: Submissions made by Council are considered public access documents under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.Personal information such as your opinion, name and address may be made publicly available including via Council’s website.

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All submissions to Council should be sent to: General Manager, Forbes Shire Council, PO Box 333 Forbes NSW 2871 After Hours Emergency Number: 1300 978 633

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Look After Your Mental Health During Difficult Times It is Mental Health Month and with flooding affecting many communities in central western NSW, Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) would like to remind people to look after their mental health. People should also be mindful of family members and loved ones during this difficult time, and are encouraged to reach out to others, especially if they have not heard from them in some time. WNSWLHD Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) Consultant, Di Gill said people should take care of their health and wellbeing, especially following a natural disaster. “Natural disasters, like flooding, can really impact people’s mental health, and we urge everyone in central western NSW in flood-affected areas to make sure they look after themselves, their families and their communities,” Di said. “Spending time with family and friends and accepting help when it is offered are some of the ways people can look after their mental health during a time of crisis. “Understand that you are not alone in your experience, and try to get back into your routine. Your eating, sleeping and exercise regimes can keep you mentally and physically healthy during difficult times,” she said. Di encouraged people to seek professional assistance when the level of distress feels too high. “When emotional reactions last longer than usual, when distress interferes with the ability to participate in day to day activities and when you experience withdrawal from relationships or feel over-

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This Mental Health Month, Parentline is reminding parents and carers there is a lot they can do to help children and young people to grow up to be resilient healthy adults. According to Parentline/KHL Centre Manager Tony FitzGerald, professional counselling can be important to ensure the wellbeing of children and young people, but parents and carers can play a significant part in strengthening the mental and emotional health of children by helping them develop a resilience they can take into their adult life. “Research shows that young people who are resilient tend to be more hopeful, confident and possess higher self-worth when times get tough,” Tony said. “Resilience is the ability to adapt to events and changes and build a capacity to cope with future life events and hardships. Some call it the ability to ‘bounce back’.

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BIZ VIZ At Forbes Pre-School

Forbes Business Chamber members were given a guided tour of the new Forbes PreSchool last week. Director of the Pre-school, Amy Shine, said it all started as a request for new bins from then Mayor Phyllis Miller and it ended up with what is now a state of the art facility. Amy worked with various departments to secure grants for the new building to be constructed. The site chosen was once the tennis courts and some of the memorabilia and boards of the Forbes Tennis Club are seen inside the building. The capacity of the school has increased from 39 children per day to accommodating 180 families. The facility consist of large storage areas, a laundry, bathrooms, staff room and even doors on the small toilets to give the children privacy. “We wanted the pre-school to feel homely, welcoming and friendly,” said Amy. “Chil-

dren from all walks of life are welcome. We believe we can teach the children through sand, dirt, and paint, while iPads are only used for programming and observation for the teachers.” Each room has between 20-25 children with three staff members. The school employs five full-time staff and 13 part-time

staff members. The facility is open for use by other groups. These include an occupational therapist, a speech therapist and motherhood groups. We try to be inclusive of everyone and are very mindful of meeting the needs of the community” said Amy.

The staff of the Forbes Pre-school.

Health Smart Children Not Getting Enough Calcium The risk children are running of serious bone damage was highlighted on World Osteoporosis Day yesterday. The most recent Australian Health Survey research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows over half of the Australian population aged two years and over had inadequate usual intakes of calcium, more than half (54%) of girls aged 9 to 11 years and 45% of boys aged 9 to 11 years had inadequate usual intakes of calcium and one in five girls aged 4-8 years had an inadequate usual intake of calcium. The figures are even higher for teens with more than eight out of ten girls aged 12 to 13 years and nine out of ten girls aged 14 to 18 years had an inadequate usual intake of calcium. The figures for boys in these age groups was around seven out of ten. The school years are critical for bone health. This is why the theme for World Osteoporosis Day was Love your Bones. Protect Your Future. As kids grow, so should their intake of dairy foods to ensure they are getting enough calcium. “The Australian Health Survey reveals that an astonishingly high percentage of children and teens aged 9 to 18 years, particularly girls, are not getting their daily calcium requirements,” said Dairy Australia dietitian Amber Beaumont. “Milk, cheese and yoghurt are the richest sources of calcium in the Australian diet. It’s important for parents to check whether their kids are getting enough calcium to meet their growing needs. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend kids consume more dairy foods as they get older to reflect this increased need for calcium,” Amber said. As well as calcium, dairy foods provide a whole package of essential nutrients for kids’ growth and development including protein, B vitamins and iodine to name a few.

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This healthy banana almond smoothie is a delicious, creamy treat! INGREDIENTS 1 medium to large frozen banana (break your bananas into chunks before freezing) 1 heaped spoonful of almond butter (or peanut butter) 2 spoonfuls flax seed ½ cup almond milk, yogurt or regular milk drizzle of honey, agave nectar or maple syrup tiny drop of almond or vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.



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LYZEE ILLUMINATES YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE Lyzee’s latest EP “Luminescent” will charm you. Lyzee’s high energy and passion is reflected in her voice in every track of this EP. Lyzee created an EP that crosses genres, beginning with a rock inspired first track “The Deal Is Me”, then switches to a more electronic dance style with the title track of “Luminescent”. The next two tracks are right out of the pop genre and ends with a hectic dance track of “Heart Stripe”. Luminescent is a perfect EP to get you moving.

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Green Slip Changes A state-wide campaign highlighting the key benefits that will be lost under the NSW Government’s proposed changes to CTP Green Slip Insurance, has been launched by the Law Society of NSW. President of the Law Society of NSW, Gary Ulman, said behind the headline of reducing premiums, the Government was set to slash cover. “Only a few people are aware what little coverage and support they will get under the proposed changes that are due before Parliament soon,” he said. “In most cases benefits will be slashed after as little as five years, including compensation for past and future lost earnings, medical treatment expenses, and family care and support - all of which is available under the current CTP Green Slip scheme.” Gary said under the proposals, for example, loss of earnings would be restricted to five years and capped at 1.5 time average weekly earnings. “This is particularly harsh for injured people with a long working life ahead of them. It also singles out those who rely on physical fitness to earn a living, such as tradies,” Gary said. “Under the proposed scheme most benefits will be drip-fed to injured motorists by the insurers and based on a complex and rigid system,” he said. The scheme also restricts access to legal assistance and would be denied for up to 90% of injured motorists. The Law Society of NSW and other stakeholder have put together an alternative proposal that will reduce fraudulent claims and deliver savings on CTP green slip insurance without slashing the benefits of injured motorists and their families. For further information contact Matthew Williams Solicitors and Conveyancers.

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Pam and Allen Toole and Lyn Ward of Forbes Neighbourhood Watch at the Home Security and Safety Expo at Bunnings on Saturday.

May Adams has her face painted by Bunnings employee Monica Pascoe at the Home Security and Safety Expo on Saturday.

Volunteers are the life of the monthly Market Day of the Handicraft Centre. Leonie Parslow and Daphne Wright were in charge of the home cooking table last Saturday.

Bishop Columba, Principal Paula Leadbitter and Wendy Baker at the St Laurence art exhibition last Friday.

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Free Tai Chi Classes @ the Uniting Church Hall, Browne Street from 10 to 11am every Tuesday – morning tea provided. Contact Cheryl 6851 2099 or 0400 984 114. Sponsored by Forbes Shire Council.

21-22 Oct

Artful Eight Exhibition: At Old IGA Store, Gaskill Street, Canowindra. Official opening 14th October at 5.30 pm.

21-31 Oct

Somewhere Down the Lachlan Sculpture Trail Exhibition: @ Various locations in Forbes The sculptures will be displayed in the shop windows with the Acquisition sculpture entries on display in Albion Park and Victoria Park.

22-30 Oct

Photographic Art Exhibition @ Forbes Town Hall, Harold Street Time: 10am-4pm daily. The Forbes Arts Society presents their 2016 Photo Competition "Kaleidoscope of Life". For more information contact Klara Ward on 6851 4868. Free entry for viewing the exhibition

22 Oct

Forbes Spring Horse Show & Family Fun Day: @ Forbes Showground From 7.30am Cost: Gold coin donation / $5 per car. For more information contact Julie Hurkett at the Forbes Show Office on: 6852 1311 or

22 Oct

Forbes Farmers Markets at Victoria Park from 8 am to 12 pm.

22 Oct

Garage Sale Trail @ Various locations. Forbes Shire Council is encouraging households, schools and community groups to host a garage sale on Saturday, October 22 as part of the fifth annual Garage Sale Trail. All households, local organisations, schools, community groups and charities can register via Registration is free and includes a seller webpage that can be personalised by naming the garage sale and listing items that will be for sale on the day.

24-28 Oct

Forbes Shire Council Bulky Waste Pickup: Rubbish should be separated into three piles: Scrap metal, white goods and e-waste / General bulky waste / Bundled organics. For a more comprehensive list and further details please contact Council on 6850 2300

25 Oct

Forbes Widows Support Group Luncheon @ Forbes Services Memorial Club at 12pm. Open to any widow or lady who feels housebound and would like to meet new people and enjoy companionship. For more information contact Maria Peterson on 6851 2716 or Dorothea Croker on 6851 4781 Transport is available – contact Maria.

25 Oct

Forbes Services Memorial Club AGM @ Forbes Services Memorial Club Time: 7pm

26 Oct

"Cuppa with a Copper" and “Art in the Park" @ Victoria Park from 10am to 2pm. Entry is FREE. Phone Dianne Decker 6852 2902 or David Acheson 0429 007 129 for more info

28 Oct

Forbes BOSCARS Business Awards Gala Dinner @ The Forbes Inn

6 Nov

Forbes Town Band Fundraising Concert @ Forbes Services Memorial Club

13 Nov

Long Lunch by the Lake @ Lions Park, Junction St Parkes at 12.30pm. Two course lunch for $80pp to book email

19 Nov

Forbes Spring Races: 5 Race Program, Full Bar & Canteen, TAB, Entertainment and Fashions on the Field

2-4 Dec

SAVE THE DATE Forbes Rotary Ipomomea Christmas Tree Festival

2 Dec

SAVE THE DATE Carols by Candlelight @ Victoria Park from 7pm.

Parkes Rd, Forbes (next to Hozpots) PO Box 586, Forbes NSW 2871 Phone: 02 6852 4288 Fax: 02 6851 1151 Email: Website:

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Flood Theme For Revamped Spring Races

The Forbes Spring Races have been rescheduled and rebranded and will be on Saturday, 19th November. The new event will be called the Spring Flood Recovery Cup and the Forbes Jockey Club will have an array of activities to help the community recover from the floods. “The aim of the flood recovery cup is to provide a chance for the locals to come together after an extremely difficult time and celebrate the resilience of our community,” said Secretary of the Forbes Jockey Club, Blake Nicholson. Footraces will be replaced by a sandbag challenge where participants will have to

ferry as many sandbags as possible in two minutes with a cash prize for the winner. Fashions on the Field have a new category of best flood outfit with extra points awarded for water or nautical themed clothing. Extra points will also be awarded for clothing that contains floodwater brown. Races will be named in flood themes with the main race being the Bankstown Sports Swamp Rat Flood Cup. Other races will include Mandagery Creek Mile (named after Eugowra Creek that feeds the Lachlan River), the Southern Cross Sprint (named after the area east of Forbes that feeds major floods), the Iron Bridge Handicap (where river levels are managed), the Roads

Closed Handicap (transport difficulties) and the Farmers’ Flood Maiden (named for the fact the flood have disproportionally affected primary producers). A significant donation will also be made to the Lions Club disaster relief fund for the work they have done to assist the community. “The meeting doesn’t aim to take itself too seriously and it’s supposed to be a day of fun. However we do acknowledge that many people have lost their income and one person lost his life,” Blake said. Marquee bookings are available by calling 0439 911 052.


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Dragons Up And Paddling Lachlan Dragons President, Robyn Stephens, recently attended the Dragon Boating Federation’s AGM in Sydney with Neil Stephens where a number of constitutional items needed to be ratified. Robyn is working well to keep the Dragons united in team spirit after so many missed sessions due to floodwaters. Debra Tooley and Deb Churchill have taken on the demanding role of regatta coordinators. Bev Pengilly recently travelled to Orange to complete a full day Official’s Course, enabling her to officiate at regattas. Our club is sadly missing Michael Ryan, but our drummer, Carmen Stephens, has been doing a fabulous job keeping us on track with her interim coaching. Both Carmen and Warren Edwards will attend a twoday coaching course in Orange.

Two of our finest dedicated paddlers are soon off to Windsor to take up the challenge of the 65 km Wiseman’s Dash. Claire Davis and Helen Rowbotham are taking part in this inaugural classic, which is aiming to raise $400,000 for charity. If you’d like to support them with their fundraising go to . All money must be in by this weekend. One of our new boats has finally hit the water now that the floods have receded. If you’d like to be part of this great sport, you are most welcome to come and have a go. Find us on Facebook, or just come and meet us on Lake Forbes behind the Sport & Recreation Club at 8:15am Sundays or 5:45pm Thursdays. By Beth Thomas

Golf Course Open Again Last Saturday’s Individual Stableford attracted a field of 45 players who welcomed the opportunity to play on the surprisingly good greens and fairways after the floods. The winner was Andrew McDonald who produced a near flawless display to produce 42 points for the day. Runner-up was Matt Lawryk from Parkes with 39. The ball sweep went to 34 points on count back, being distributed to those above plus: 38 – P Maher; 37 – P Duke, I Bown, R Morris; 36 – G Drane, A Grierson, C Barrett; 34 – S Sallaway, N Duncan. The NTP’s went to: 18th first – B Shine, 18th second – R Nixon. There were no 2’s scored. There was one bona fide eagle scored on the 11th by Phil Maher. Phil’s drive drifted into the trees on the right, finishing near a trunk. Using his 2-iron, Phil punched a shot, which scorched out of the foliage, ran along the fairway, rose up the green, and dropped into the hole. Once again the regular Sunday Stableford Medley crowd were out. The blustery conditions made it difficult to score well, but some players managed the wind well. The winner was Judy Hodge, with 36 points. The NTP’s went to: 18th first – J

Hodge, 18th second – nobody. The FGA AGM will be held on Wednesday, 26th October at 6:30 pm. The first ‘Forbz Skinz’ competition starts on 28th October. The Forbes Golf Classic is set for the weekend of 12th and 13th November. By Short Putt

Sweep, Bill Thomas, takes the new dragon boat on its maiden voyage of Lake Forbes.

Do You Want to Play Netball in 2017? The Forbes Netball Association (FNA) committee is calling for all players turning 14, 15 and 17 years in 2017, to apply for the 2017 representative teams. Applications close on Tuesday, 25th October. The committee will be available at 6pm at the netball courts on Tuesday to take application forms and answer any questions. The teams will not start training until early 2017. The U17 team will compete in the NNSW State Championships on 10th, 11th and 12th June and the 14 and 15 years teams will compete in the NNSW State Age Championships on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.

Ian Bown teeing off at the 10th to start his round.


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