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H E Silos Is NSW 2016 Business Of The Year

The Forbes family business of H E Silos was named the 2016 Business of the Year by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber. There were more than 150 finalists competing for the top award. CEO Steven Morrison was also called up as winner of the Excellence in Innovation category at a black tie gala dinner attended by more than 1,000 guests in Sydney at the end of last week. “It is just amazing, we are still in shock,” said Steven and his daughter Stevie Morrison earlier this week. They were still on a high after attending a function of the CEO Club at the Sydney Opera House on Monday night. “I have never had such an experience to meet so many CEO’s who all have a passion for running an excellent business,” said Stevie. H E Silos has been getting a lot of media exposure, “which is great for Forbes after all the negative media after the floods”, said Stevie. But she felt the biggest compliment came from the judge Joe Spencer. “She said our entry was very well presented. After reading it she completely understood the product and felt she was part of the business.” The prestigious award recognises overall business excellence in the areas of growth, innovation, export, sustainability, employment practices and ethics.

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MAYORAL NOTES Congratulations to HE Silos who were awarded the NSW Business Chamber’s Business of the Year, as well as the winner of the Excellence in Innovation category at a black tie gala dinner in Sydney last Friday. Principal Steven Morrison said he was very pleased to have won the award and being a member of the Forbes Business Chamber had opened a lot of doors for the company. VANFEST on Friday and Saturday was excellent and everyone who attended had a great time. The work the Clifton family has done to bring an event like this to Forbes is quite outstanding. The event is a huge boost to our economy and they should be very proud of another successful year. It was a busy weekend in town with the Find it in Forbes Christmas Carnival and a number of markets on Saturday. There was also the SES Fundraiser Concert at the Forbes Services Memorial Club and the Forbes Choral Group Carol of Christmas Cantata on Sunday afternoon. All of the events were well supported and it was great to see so many people out and about over the weekend. This weekend is another busy one with the Rotary Ipomoea Christmas Tree Festival at the Town Hall today, tomorrow and Sunday, and Carols by Candlelight on Sunday night at Victoria Park. Don’t forget to have your say on the Forbes Community Plan 2027. Surveys can still be sent back or completed online at Mayor Graeme Miller

“Regional NSW is home to so many wonderful businesses with incredible stories and it was fitting that, as we celebrated the 190th anniversary of the NSW Business Chamber, H E Silos was announced as the winner,” the CEO said. Steven’s parents commenced operations in 1969 as Hillston Engineering, located in Hillston NSW. It was originally an engineering company, but evolved into the agricultural industry and in 1972 started the construction of grain silos. In 1984 the company moved to Forbes. Today they are not only passionate about grain storage, but to ensure food security in Australia and the world. They have developed the Thermal Insect Control System (TICS) to address an efficient and ef-

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fective way of grain storage by fumigating silos from the ground level. This innovative approach reduces safety risks as well as losses due to insect infestation, contamination and degradation. According to Steven, Australia is the world leader in grain storage techniques. “There is a lot we can show the world to ensure food security for the future.” H E Silos mainly focus their business on the east coast of Australia, but have been dealing with international clients in New Zealand, Fiji, Japan and New Caledonia. “There is plenty more to come,” said Steven looking to the future. They dedicated their success to the team of 43 full time employees. “This award is a result of the hard work, dedication, commitment and loyalty of our team.” By Maggi Barnard


THUMBS UP To Brielle Thornton of Forbes High School and Phoebe Walker of Forbes North Public School on being the 1st prize winners in the Forbes Community Safety Art Competition.

THUMBS UP To Maree Yapp, Natalie Walker and Forbes Neighbourhood Watch Members for a successful Community Safety Art Competition.

THUMBS UP To everyone willing to share and give over the festive season. 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.

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QUESTION of the week

Cameron Sharp was busking at the Christmas Festival on Saturday. He has just finished high school and is looking for a gig. Contact him on 0487 274 318.

Havannah House Christmas lunch: The lunch will start on Christmas Day at noon in the Forbes Town Hall. For further information or bookings contact Havannah House on 6852 1366. Bunnings annual Christmas family night: Bunnings invites Forbes residents to join in a fun-filled family night on Thursday, 8th December from 6 to 8pm. There will be entertainment and activities for the whole family, such as free gift wrapping, Santa’s Little Helper Kids DIY workshops, light refreshments and even a special visit from Santa himself! Bookings are recommended so please contact Bunnings on 6853 9800. Carols By Candlelight: Sunday, 4th December at 7pm in Victoria Park. Santa will be there from 6:30pm to 8pm for photos and a gold coin donation to the Forbes Town Band. A big screen will once again be used for the night’s program. Judy Prior will host the concert. The Carols program starts at 7pm and will continue through the night. The Forbes Lions Club will be in charge of the barbeque and drinks, and glow candles will be on sale from the Town Band Committee. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy a wonderful family night. The Forbes Town Hall has been booked in case of inclement weather.

Community Safety Art Competition Winners: The following children won prizes in the competition organised by Forbes Neighbourhood Watch: Primary Section: Highly Commended Isabel Pearce; Runner-up - Hailey Griffiths; 1st prize - Phoebe Walker. They are all students at Forbes North Public School. Secondary School Section: 1st prize Brielle Thornton of Forbes High School; Runner-up - Claudia Gorton of Red Bend College. Thanks you to the competition co-ordinators Maree Yapp, Natalie Walker, Senior Constable Daniel Greef and members of Forbes Neighbourhood Watch. The winning art works will be displayed on wheelie bins next year. Christmas Tree Festival: More than 72 entries are already in for the fifth festival. Remember to deliver your entries today between 8am and noon at the Forbes Town Hall. The festival will open for viewing from 5pm today, from 9am to 5pm tomorrow and from 9am to noon on Sunday. $2 entry for adults. The most appealing entry will be decided by popular vote, while Rotary Ipomoea will give a Rotary choice prize. Funds raised will be used to support local Rotary projects.

Sue-Anne Nixon with the Forbes Town and District Band tree entered last year that was made of papier mache, covered in Christmas sheet music and musical instruments. The Rotary Ipomoea tree was covered in painted peanuts to look like reindeer and snowmen.

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Why did you take part in the White Ribbon Day March?

Tom Boyd, Forbes High School: To take a stand against violence against women and to help to stop it. My contribution will be to respect all women.

Latarsha Johnson, Forbes High School: To represent all people who suffer from domestic violence and to let them know we are here for them and to help stop abuse.

Rohan Webb, Forbes North Public School: To support the no violence against women campaign to ensure all women in Australia are safe and free.

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Schools Spectacular Students Return As Stars Who Will You Nominate? Six Forbes High students returned from Sydney on a high after Saturday night’s final performance of Schools Spectacular ever that now holds the Guinness World Records title for Largest Amateur Variety Act. The Schools Spectacular cast, officially counted as 5322 for the Guinness World Records title, included a 2,700-strong choir; 2,300 dancers; an 80-piece symphony orchestra; a world-class stage band; and more than 40 featured artists. The show lived up to its theme: Dream Big. At times the performers flooded the arena stage with vibrant intensity while in other intimate scenes performers captured the huge stadium audience with their mesmer-

ising talent.​ From classical extravaganzas blending the symphony orchestra and choir to explosions of pulsating rock and pop, the Schools Spectacular colourfully unfolded the broad spectrum of music and dance. Schools Spectacular Executive Producer Jane Simmons said everyone should be proud to share in the triumph of the 2016 show. “Schools Spectacular 2016 was amazing,” she said. “Every single performer, the incredible teachers and staff who brought it all together at the arena and at school, the students’ parents and all who contributed deserve huge applause for the incredible efforts.”

More than 5,300 students flooded the newer bigger Schools Spectacular arena stage with a kaleidoscope of colourful dance and music last weekend.

Forbes High students William Stamp, Alex Mayall, Samuel Taylor, Ryan Glennan, (name withheld) and Peter Gorman danced with the d’Arts Ensemble at the Schools Spectacular.

Nominations are open for the Forbes Shire Citizen of the Year (26 years and over) and Forbes Shire Young Citizen of the Year (25 years and younger). The awards recognise and reward community members who have displayed a consistent record of excellence and made a significant contribution to our community. Nominations are open to all residents of the Forbes Shire and the awards will be presented at Australia Day celebrations on Thursday, 26th January next year. Australia Day celebrations will be held at Colin McKenzie Park. Mayor Graeme Miller encouraged residents to put forward a community member who deserved to be recognised as the Forbes Shire Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. “If you know someone who has been the backbone of a community group or has shown an outstanding achievement in academic or sporting fields, make sure you nominate them for the prestigious awards,” the Mayor said. Nominations close at 5pm on 18th January. Forms can be collected from Council’s Administration Office or downloaded from the Council website. If you would like to be involved in the Australia Day planning contact Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355.

FORBES SHIRE COUNCIL “Serving the Community” Public Notices

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD 1PM THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER PUBLIC WELCOME VEHICLE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 2014 Mazda 6 Touring Sedan Plant No.1456, Rego: CPK26X, 60,000km, Auto, Silver, Tow bar, Registered 14/04/2017. Inspections are available at Forbes Shire Council’s Depot in Bandon St by appointment only. Forms available from the Council’s Administration office in Court Street or Engineering Department in Lachlan St. For further information please call Council’s Plant/Purchasing Officer Sam Cunningham on 68502887 or email Expressions of interest close 5:00pm Friday 9th December.

COMMUNITY FUNDING PROGRAM POLICY A draft copy of Council’s Community Funding Program Policy is available for inspection and comment until 5pm, Tuesday 20th December 2016. The policy is available at Council’s Administration Office in Court Street or on its website under the Exhibition page. Comments should be submitted to the General Manager. For more information contact Council’s Senior Administration Officer on 6850 2305.

FORBES PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLING STRATEGY A draft copy of Council’s Forbes Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy is available for inspection and comment until 5pm, Friday 30 December 2016. The strategy is available at Council’s Administration Office in Court Street or on its website under the Exhibition page. Comments should be submitted to the General Manager. For more information contact Council’s Engineering and Technical Services Department on 6850 2874.

FORBES COMMUNITY PLAN 2027 Have you filled in your survey regarding the Forbes Community Plan 2027 yet? This plan is about preparing a shared vision for our community, which will shape Council’s planning over the next 10 years. Your input will help Council identify where we are now, where we would like to be in the future and how we can plan together to get there. The survey has been sent to all households and is also available to fill in online at

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2017 Nominations are now open for the Forbes Shire Citizen of the Year (26 years and over) and Forbes Shire Young Citizen of the Year (25 years and younger). The awards recognise and reward residents who have displayed a consistent record of excellence, and made a significant contribution to our community. The awards are open to all residents of the Forbes Shire and will be presented at Australia Day celebrations on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Nominations close on January 18, forms can be collected from Council’s Administration Office or Council’s website at If you would like to help out with the organisation of Australia Day, contact Community Relations Officer Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY You are invited to celebrate International Day of People with Disability in Forbes on Tuesday, December 13. The event will be held at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre from 10am to 2pm. There will be games and activities, face painting, DJ disco, a drum workshop and a sausage sizzle. For more information contact Community Relations Officer Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355.

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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Forbes High students led the march with the banner stating the White Ribbon oath.

We Will Stand Up, Speak Out And Act

The shocking statistics of domestic violence is a national emergency. This was the message of Nova Peris, the first Aboriginal Olympic gold medalist and former politician, at the fourth annual White Ribbon Day March last Friday. Nova highlighted the shocking statistic that 90% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were victims of domestic violence, but said it was important to remember that not all men were guilty. Another high profile speaker Peter Gibbs, who established Indigenous Police Recruiting Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) and a former Parkes Spacemen player, drew on sporting analogies for his message. “As a Spaceman we had many battles with the Forbes Magpies on the field, but off the field we always had respect for each other.” Peter said just as a sports team work hard to reach the number one spot, the Forbes community needed to work as a team to get out of the top 10 worst spot for domestic violence in NSW.

Ethan Markwort, a Forbes High student who participated in a program called Love Bites, said many sporting role models did not set a good example as they would always blame alcohol and drugs for committing acts of violence. “This is not right.” Todd Skinner of Northparkes Mines announced the mine had become the first White Ribbon accredited mine in Australia. “More than 80% of our workforce are men and the company felt it was important to train employees to enable them to help prevent and respond to violence against women.” The more than 200 people who took part in the White Ribbon March pledged an oath: I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. Charles Dwyer, White Ribbon Ambassador, said: “Today we become the drivers of change through our collective efforts to raise community awareness.” By Maggi Barnard

FRIDAY 2nd December

10:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 1:00pm The Girl on the Train 3:05pm Dr Strange

5:15pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 7:45pm The Accountant 10:05pm Café Society

SATURDAY 3rd December

10:30am The Magnificent Seven

12:55pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3:20pm The Light Between Oceans 5:50pm Doctor Strange

8:00pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them SUNDAY 4th December

10:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 1:00pm Doctor Strange

3:10pm The Light Between Oceans

5:35pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 8:00pm Doctor Strange

MONDAY 5th December

10:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 12:55pm The Light Between Oceans 3:20pm Café Society

5:10pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 8:00pm The Accountant

TUESDAY 6th December

10:30am Trolls - Mums ‘n Bubs session 12:15pm Bridget Jones’s Baby

2:30pm The Light Between Oceans

5:35pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 8:00pm Doctor Strange

WEDNESDAY 7th December 10:30am Trolls

12:20pm The Light Between Oceans

2:45pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5:10pm The Accountant

7:35pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them SESSIONS & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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Jemalong Market Day Raise Funds For Special Chairs The Jemalong Residential Village (JRV) will hold its first ever Market Day on Tuesday, 6th December. The market will run from 10 am to 2pm and offer a variety of stalls with crafts made by residents over the past 12 months, plants, Christmas toys, homemade cakes and jams and some commercial products offered by businesses from town. There will also be a bbq and a raffle for a king size quilt. According to Gwen Barnard of JRV the residents initiated the idea for a market day, after the annual fete had to be cancelled because of the floods. “We hope to get a good attendance. We have 91 resi-

dents and they all have family who would come, but the whole community is welcome,” said Gwen. The money raised from the event will be used to buy one or more special chairs with wheels residents can use when eating. “It is much easier to push them in on these chairs and is a much safer option for both the residents and the staff,” explained Gwen. She said one chair cost between $700 to $800. “We have already raised about $700 with the raffle, so we might be able to buy two chairs.” The JVR hope to make it an annual event.

Some of the residents at Jemalong Residential Village display craft items that will be on sale at the Market Day on Tuesday. From the left are Alan Mortimore, Betty Zajicek, Nola Smith and Joyce Hardy.


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Prizes And Fun At Christmas Festival

More than $1,500 worth of prizes were won at the annual Find it in Forbes Christmas Festival. The festival had lots to offer for everyone from the Forbes Farmers Markets to kids rides and entertainment, and performances by Kristin’s Dance Studio and the Red Bend Marching Band. The three $500 Why Leave Town cards were won by Maddi Noble, Matthew Little

Chris Roylance and Jill-Ann Borger of the Forbes Business Chamber drew the winning names for the Find it in Forbes prizes.

and Robyn Kenny respectively. The names drawn for the two $100 cards were Wendy Burke and Shan Pearce. The major prize pool of $15,000 will be drawn on Thursday, 22nd December at 6pm. There will be three prizes, plus a bonus card prize. Everyone making a purchase in participating stores will receive entries.

Milla and Harvey Bruem were happy to sit on Santa’s lap at the Christmas Festival last Saturday.

Rugby Union Brings Famous Comedian To Town One of Australia’s most loved and leading comic entertainers Vince Sorrenti will be in Forbes next year for the Rugby Union Club’s major annual fundraiser. Vince will be the guest speaker at the President’s Lunch on Saturday, 18th March with an expected attendance of 880 guests. Vince, a four-time winner of the Mo Award for Australia’s Best Stand-Up Comic, is highly sought after as a host and performer. He not only has a career as a TV host, but is also an actor, MC and writer. The event will again be managed by the table captain system, which sees invitations sent to representatives who manage payments and attendance for a table of ten. There is ever-increasing demand for seats so numbers will be capped in 2017. Community members who would like to be added to the waitlist for table captaincy or fill-in

attendance are invited to email Existing table captains should expect to receive event information soon.

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Keeping you fit for life

Swimmer’s Shoulder

With the weather finally warming up swimming is an ideal way to get a full body workout. Unfortunately due to the repetitive nature of swimming overuse injuries in the shoulder and neck are common. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a ring of cartilage around the socket to make the joint more stable. Around this is a loose joint capsule that is reinforced with ligaments and muscles. Because the shoulder is a very mobile joint it relies on the action of these muscles and ligaments to maintain stability. These muscles are called the rotator cuff and consist of four muscles that work together to keep your shoulder centred in its socket. So, if swimming strengthens the shoulder muscles why do so many swimmers have shoulder problems? The simple answer is due to the repetitive nature of swimming. The more complex answer lies in the fact that many swimmers don’t have good stroke technique and those that do can still have problems because the swim stroke (in particular freestyle), mainly strengthens the shoulder internal rotators and adductors. This causes muscle imbalance, leaving the scapular stabilisers and external rotators relatively weak and joint laxity increases. The rotator cuff then must work harder to keep the shoulder centred in the socket. When the already relatively weakened external rotators fatigue the ball of the shoulder joint moves forward and the tendon of the rotator cuff muscles is pinched between the bones as the hand is raised above shoulder height. Next column I will cover some practical ways to prevent this happening and what to do if you already have impingement problems. “For the fitness of you” Linda Reilly

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The holiday season is almost upon us, but for those with pets there are a few extra things to organise before you can go away: who will be taking care of your furry friends? Boarding kennels are a good option; your pets will be safely confined and have regular attention. Your pet will require up-to-date vaccinations to stay at commercial boarding facilities. Unfortunately, most kennels require advance bookings for the busy Christmas-season with most booked out by August. Keep this in mind if you need to make last-minute plans. Also, boarding kennels might not be suitable if your pet is easily stressed by other animals or strange environments. If you decide to leave your pets at home, and don’t have a trusted friend or neighbour to help, a pet-sitting service might be appropriate. The pet-sitter would visit your house daily to provide food, company and enrichment. Some pets are stressed by changes in their routine so it’s important to keep an eye on them to ensure they are eating, drinking, toileting and are otherwise okay in your absence. Still, you might prefer to holiday with your pets. There are lots of hotels, home-stays and camping sites that are pet-friendly and can be easily found online. However, you might need to book in advance. If your lucky pup is holidaying with you, there are still a few extra things to plan. Make sure that your dog’s vaccinations, worming and flea treatment is up to date. You might also need to arrange paralysis tick prevention, depending on your destination. Don’t forget to pack their leash, food, doggy bags, and water bowls. If your pet takes any prescription medication take enough to last the holiday. Also, make sure your pet is safe while travelling in your car. Use an appropriate restraint, such as a harness or a crate. Your pet should be able to sit or lie down in a natural position while restrained. Never leave your dog unattended in a car. Dogs can die very quickly from heat stress, even in mild weather. Whether you are leaving or taking your pets with you, ensure your pets are microchipped and your contact details are correct on the microchip register so you can be contacted if need be. There are six microchip registers across Australia, so make sure the one your pets are recorded on is recognised nationally. Also, attach an ID tag with your contact details to your pet’s collar. For more advice contact the RSPCA.

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My House My Home Outdoor Living Made Easy At Parkes Brick And Paver

The outdoor season is here and you might have some projects to complete in order to enjoy summer. Visit Parkes Brick and Paver to revamp your existing pool or get ideas for a new pool. They are agents for bricks, concrete blocks and pavers. Do you have plans to start a veggie garden? Parkes Brick and Paver have a variety of attractive border options available for you to choose from to not only organise your veggie patch, but make it look attractive too. Do you enjoy entertaining al fresco? They have an amazing range of products to help you create a welcoming environment under your outdoor awning or bbq area. Make the most of summer’s beautiful evenings by transforming your outdoor entertainment to the envy of your friends! Call Parkes Brick and Paver on 6862 2253.

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JOYand Peace If you have not yet felt any Christmas cheer, this weekend offers you two events to get in the spirit of the festive season. The Christmas Tree Festival opens today in the Town Hall at 5pm, tomorrow from 9am to 5pm and 9am to noon on Sunday. $2 entry for adults.

A CONCEPT OF SOUND TO KEEP YOU THINKING DARLING JAMES – THEORY OF THE MIND Darling James’ new EP Theory of the Mind is beautifully crafted and will make you feel as if you are sitting in the summer sun at a music festival. Theory of the Mind is filled with head-nodding dance beats, fuzzed-out guitar and abundant sing-along lyrics. To add to the already great sound, you’ll be treated to some exotic instruments, such as the zither, marimba and ukulele. I highly recommend getting some good wine, a platter of nibbles and ‘Theory of the Mind’ and letting the sounds wash over you, it will not disappoint.

Carols by Candlelight is on Sunday at 7pm in Victoria Park. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a family night out!

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Sabrina Calvani How long have you lived in or around Forbes? Six years. Where do you work? Café Aglio e Olio. What do you enjoy the most about your work? Meeting people and seeing our regulars. How do you start your day? Green tea, coffee, then the gym, if I have time!

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Who would you most like to have dinner with? My family. Where would you like to go on your dream holiday? Disneyland with the kids.


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Tuesday 6 Dec, 10am till 2pm Stalls & BBQ • All welcome

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Christmas Wrapped Up At Flannery’s There’s so much to see at Flannery’s Pharmacy with new skin care ranges and new organic and gluten free health foods. Check out the Jojoba skincare range, which uses natural plant oils and extracts, is gentle on the skin and free from harmful detergents, chemicals and parabens. It’s great for people with sensitive skin and is Australian made! Also instore now is the Honest to Goodness health foods range featuring organic nuts, spelt, quinoa, raw honey, tahini, nut spread and more! For those who need gluten free products, we have a new range from Orgran including pastas, crispbreads, pancake mixture, custard and gravy. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts, Flannery’s has a fabulous range of beauty, bath and body products including Natio, MOR, Trilogy and InEssence gift packs and new body ranges such as Bronnley Rhubarb and Peony and White Grape, and a gorgeous range of candles and diffusers. There’s a great range of fine and lifestyle fragrances including new fragrances from Hugo Boss, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Chloe. There’s also a wide range of fragrance gift sets for both men and women. You’ll find everything you need for Christmas at Flannery’s Pharmacy. Call in and the friendly team will help you select your gifts and wrap them for free!

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First Green Army Marches Forth With Pride

Long Lunch by the Lake organisers and volunteers present the cheque to McGrath Breast Cancer Nurse, Di Green (third from the right). From the left are Greg Grogan, Megan Hodge, Amy Millerd, Margaret Demamiel, Debbie Roylance and Phyllis Miller.

The Long And The Short Of It

The Long Lunch by the Lake fundraiser on 13th November raised $24,999.25 for Physio Touch Machines for the Forbes and Parkes Hospitals. Thank you to the organising committee; the major sponsors: Forbes Shire Council, Tooheys, Bernardi’s and the Globe Hotel; Pete Ashcroft for lunch; Forbes Rugby League for the bar; Kevin Miller the auctioneer; entertainer Adam Enslow; Anita Morrison, Kerry and Geoff Acheson, and Lachlan Valley Party Hire who made canapés. Raffle and auction items were donated by: Acheson’s Home Timber and Hardware, Metro Hotels, Jake Lewis Car Detailing, Sportspower, Swinging Bridge Wines, Robert Oatley Wines, Head On In Eugowra, Amoena, Allure On Main, Woolworths, Terry Bros Carpet Court, Banksia Grove Florist, A Classy Touch Florist, Jan and John Martin, Cafe Aglio e Olio, Thee Hair, Undercover Sleepwear and Lingerie, Robbs Jewellers, V-Air, Hair With Style, Verde Spa, Chapter Two, Forbes Bakehouse, Gunns Mensland, Ladybird Boutique, Little Extras, K&H Interior Designs, Forbes Small Engines, T&M Tyres, Beaurepairs, Gottaluvit, Forbes

Robinson Grain – Buying most Cereal Grains & Pulses right now DELIVERY POINTS: Forbes Linx Depot (old Mtn Bulk Storage), Yethera and Dubbo. Ex Farm after harvest is our specialty with reliable logistics. Payments at harvest 14 days end of week of delivery. RGT INSURES the people we sell to for everyones peace of mind.

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Smash Repairs, Outback Soils, Jelbarts Tyrepower, Roylance’s Auto One, Leslie Spice, Esmes, Blush, Flannery’s Pharmacy, Painted Daisies, Woolerina, Cahills, The Brew, Target, News On Rankin, Glen Egan Building Supplies, Turners Furniture One, Kylie Spice (Mary Kay), Spotlight, Bernardi’s, Forbes Family Dentist, Lakeside Takeaway, Roylance’s Auto One, Anytime Fitness, Mitch Roylance, Hello World, and Mattiske Farming. Parkes: Maureen Kent, Eddy Mead, Furniture One, Hay’s Hardware, Griffins Leading Edge, Ron Dunfords Chemist, Parkes Decor Shoppe, Nangar Gems, The Red Chandelier, Parkes News and Gifts, Happy Home Traders, Ooshka, Colouby Creations, Parkes Stationary and Office Furniture, Kerin Physio Co, Parkes CRT, Parkes Farm Centre, Byrne Clothing, Parkes Pharmacy, 141 on Main, Tammy Frame, Swish Fashion Orange, AA Blatch, Little Black Dress, Buttabeef Butchers, EB Games, Cedar Cafe, We Know Travel, Repco, Janice Cassidy Hair Salon, Bella’s Restaurant, La Bella Medispa and Dish Café.

The first Green Army team deployed in the Forbes and Parkes Shire Council areas did not only win the hearts and minds of everyone they worked with, but also made a valuable contribution to conservation projects. The team of six young participants graduated last week from Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) after 20 weeks of work. “It was an amazing experience and I am very proud of myself,” said Chelsi Edwards, one of the participants. Thomas Staff of Skillset congratulated the team on their marvellous achievement saying the CEO of Skillset was amazed by the team’s positive spirit. The participants worked on several projects including the tree lines at the Central West Livestock Exchange at Forbes, two planting projects on Condobolin Road and PAC Park in Parkes and other planting projects. “All these projects have a focus on maintaining and improving biodiversity in our local area,” said CWLL Chair, Margot Jolly. Marg Applebee, CWLL Co-ordinator said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Skillset to provide work experience opportunities to young people. We hope this is the beginning of new opportunities and that they build on their skills acquired to pursue further employment.” CWLL will be working with Skillset again with a second team starting in mid-January 2017. Marg said she would like to hear from local landholders willing to work with CWLL and to contact her on 6862 4914 with any suggestions. Young people interested in joining the Green Army should contact Skillset. By Maggi Barnard

New Grain Storage In Forbes

Robinson Grain is pleased to announce it has secured the lease of the Linx grain storage site at Forbes (previously known as Mountain Bulk). With 26,000mt of storage we will be providing competitive cash pricing and warehouse options for all wheat grades, barley and canola. Opening hours at the site will be from 7am to 11pm. Site manager Dave Simpson is excited about the opportunity this provides growers in the Forbes district. Three storage options The new addition at Forbes complements RGT’s other two storage locations at RGT Yethera and Dubbo Grain Packing (DGP). Yethera will be offering both cash and ware-

house options for wheat and Dubbo Grain Packing has contract options available for all grains and pulses. DGP also has cleaning options if required for grain that does not meet specifications. Robinson Grain is particularly keen to buy ex farm after harvest and throughout 2017 for growers who have the storage. Let’s utilise grower storages for growers benefit. RGT also buy into most graincorp receival sites. Site Contacts Dubbo: 02 6884 4000 Yethera: Trent 0407 667898 or Ryan 0402 373614 Forbes: 02 6851 2157 or 0427 253020 Grain Marketing Sydney: 02 9976 3625

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Rooms, Cladding, Patios & Carports (BL83737C) As on TV. Phone: 6341 3122 FORBES PHYSIOPHERAPY Linda Reilly APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist 3-5 Spring Street Forbes Phone: 6852 1000 WINE BARRELS FOR SALE Half wine barrels $130 each Full wine barrels $250 each Ph: Parkes Brick & Pavers 6862 2253

Paige Ellison

‘I Can Save The Songbird Too’

A 16-year-old Forbes High student won third place in a national songwriting competition. Paige Ellison came third in the Year 11/12 section of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) National Songwriting Competition with her song Ropes. “It is really amazing. I am so excited,” said Paige of her success after entering for the second time. She started writing songs when she was 14. She is the lead vocalist for local band House Of Tribes and also writes most of the songs for the band. She fronts the band with her brother Jake, who received a highly commended in the same section of the competition in 2015 for his composition Underdog. Paige’s song will feature on the band’s new album, ‘We Still Have Hearts’, which is set for release in mid-January 2017. “I think with all the publicity my song is getting, it will help our band a lot.” Paige, who also plays guitar, piano, uku-

Phoenix Competitions Go to page 11 for our Christmas Competition to go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher from Blush Organic Beauty and a $100 gift voucher from Little Extras Lifestyle. The winners will be drawn on Tuesday, 20th December and announced in our last edition of the year on Friday, 23rd December. Complete the form and return it to Ian Simpson & Co at 88A Lachlan Street, or enter online at

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lele and mandolin, said it would be lovely to turn her music into a career one day. The band has been going for three and a half years and they play folk indie music. They perform mostly locally but have also played in Dubbo, Young, Orange and other towns in the Central West. You can hear Paige’s song and all the other winning songs at The National Songwriting Competition (NSC) is the longest running and most successful children’s songwriting competition in Australia. Don Spencer, Founder and CEO of the ACMF, launched the competition fourteen years ago to inspire creativity, imagination and self-expression in children. “I was thrilled by the quality of this year’s entries,” said Don. Entries were judged by music industry experts in Sydney. Since its inception, more than 26,000 songs have been written for the competition. By Maggi Barnard

Best Dressed Christmas Window The Forbes Phoenix is running a competition for the Best Dressed Christmas window or biggest in-house display. The competition started on 1st December with judging taking place on Wednesday, 21st December. You simply have to send a photo of your store with address details to The prize is one night’s accommodation at a four star hotel for two people with breakfast, champagne and chocolates on arrival.

If you would like to contribute articles, Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, competition entries or anything else, you can drop these at Ian Simpson and Co at 88A Lachlan Street in Forbes. For editorial matters, please contact the Editor, Maggi Barnard on 0403 080 085, and for sales contact our Canowindra office on 6344 1846 or Cheryl on 0411 211 065.

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BE Seen

Year 9 students of Forbes High School took part in a program called Love Bites and four of them talked about the experience at the White Ribbon March event. They are from the left John Azzi, Georgia Green, Elise Dukes and Ethan Markwort. H E Silos won 2016 NSW Business of the Year award last week in Sydney. Here is CEO, Steven Morrison with the top award at the gala dinner.

The winners of the Neighbourhood Watch Safety Art competition were announced at the White Ribbon Day. From the left are Hailey Griffiths of Forbes North Public School (runner-up, Primary section), Brielle Thornton of Forbes High School (1st prize – Secondary secton), Senior Constable Daniel Greef, Phoebe Walker of Forbes North Public School (1st prize – Primary section), Maria Petersen (Forbes Neighbourhood Watch), Isabel Pearce of Forbes Pre-School (Highly Commended – Primary Section) and Claudia Gorton of Red Bend College (runner-up – Secondary section).

Year 10 Forbes High School student Chelsea Turner performed at the White Ribbon March event in Cooke Park last Friday.

After more than a year of standing empty the Lachlan Arcade, where Mezzanine used to be, has undergone a facelift and name change. Sylo opened last week on Thursday and by Saturday the place was buzzing with so many visitors in Forbes. Here is Susan Chau busy preparing coffees.

Students of Kristen’s Dance Studio gave two performances at the Christmas Festival on Saturday.

More than 7,500 fans travelled from all over Australia to be at the two-day VANFEST show featuring big names like Xavier Rudd, Angus and Julia Stone and The Rubens.

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2 Dec

The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group Meeting @ Cowra Neighbourhood Centre at 12:30. Open to all survivors of any community. If interested contact Pascale on 6342 1612.

2-4 Dec

Forbes Rotary Ipomoea Christmas Tree Festival

4 Dec

High Tea @ Café Aglio & Olio Time: 11am-2pm Cost: $38 pp / $42 pp gluten free Bookings are essential. Phone 6851 5599.

4 Dec

Carols by Candlelight @ Victoria Park from 7pm

5 Dec

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ Forbes Services Memorial Club at 7.30pm.

6 Dec

Jemalong Residential Village Market Day @ 10am at the Village. Stalls and BBQ. All Welcome!

7 Dec

Bavarian Crocheting Workshops @ Forbes Handicraft Centre from 7.30pm-9.30pm Cost: $5 per person. All welcome. Contact: Kathy Bray Phone: 0448 453 776. Participants are required to bring their own supplies: at least 3 assorted colours of 8 ply wool and a crochet hook size 4.5 or 5.0.

8 Dec

Bunnings Forbes Annual Christmas Family Night @ Bunnings Forbes from 6-8pm. The Family Night will include entertainment and activities for the whole family, such as free gift wrapping, ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ Kids D.I.Y. Workshops, light refreshments and even a special visit from Santa himself! Bookings are recommended so please contact Bunnings Forbes to reserve your place. Phone 6853 9800.

9 Dec

Sheep Connect NSW Webinar on Footrot at 1pm. Register here : https://

17 Dec

Forbes Farmers Markets @ Victoria Park from 8am-12pm. For more information contact Rachel Wythes (0407 020 988) or send an email to

18 Dec

Forbes Jockey Club AGM @ Forbes Sports and Recreation Club at 11am.

22 Dec

Find It In Forbes Major Christmas Draw: Outside Gunn’s Mensland (Corner Rankin and Battye streets) Draw will take place at 6pm. Local businesses are being asked to stay open for later shopping on the night.

25 Dec

Havannah House Christmas Day Lunch @ Forbes Town Hall at 12:00 noon for further information /bookings contact Havannah House on: 6852 1366.

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SAVE THE DATE Parkes Elvis Festival: More than 120 events across five days. Visit for more details.


The Calarie Fishing Club has been running a monthly catch and release fishing competition through Loomzys Fish ‘n’ Fix with different targeted fish each month. Entry is $5 and the monthly winner gets the monthly pot and a gift voucher from Loomzys. In November Ryan Carnie caught this 76cm winning carp on cheese near Little Plain. Remember to take your rubbish with out fishing, and catch and release where you can!


Supporting Havannah House 2016 Ian Simpson and Co. are running a Christmas present drive on

THURSDAY 22ND DEC AT 4PM We're aiming to put smiles on kids faces under 5 years old. So bring your present labelled with boy/girl and age and enjoy a free BBQ and fun at Ian Simpson and Co. T 02 6851 1911 W A 88A Lachlan St, Forbes NSW 2871

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Steve Betland Wins 2016 Championship

After the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Forbes Golf Club Championships last weekend, Steve Betland claimed the A-Grade Championship title. He held his good lead to finish 11-shots clear of Mike Wood in second place. In the A-Reserve, Doug Churchill finished on 331, six shots ahead of Phil Maher. The B-Grade produced a real bolter. Peter Grayson leapt into the lead with Barry Parker close behind after three rounds, but on the final day Ian Bown produced a sublime round of 80 to take the honours by seven shots over Paul Pymont. The C-Grade proved to be an easy walk for Anthony Alley. He was tied with Stuart French after the 3rd round, but managed to finish 12 shots ahead of Ron Morris. Doug Churchill won the Veterans Championship ahead of Phil Maher. In the Saturday daily competition Niel Duncan (67 nett) finished ahead of Phil Maher (69). The B-division went to Garry Collits (64) with the best nett score of the day, ahead of Craig Barret (68). The Sunday daily competition A-division was taken by Ian Bown with 66 nett from Doug Churchill (72 on count back). Andrew McDonald won the the B-division (70) fol-

WINNERS… Forbes Golf Club Champions for 2016 are from the left Anthony Alley (C-Grade), Doug Churchill (AReserve Grade), Andrew McDonald (President), Steve Betland (A-Grade), Anthony Cogswell (Sponsor – Lachlan Commodities), Ian Bown (B-Grade) and Steve Grallelis (Club Captain).

lowed by Milton Cartwright (72). The complete list of champions: A-Grade Scratch: Winner – S Betland (287); R/up – M Wood (308) A-Grade Handicap: Winner – S Betland (nett 291); R/up – M Wood (292) A-Reserve Scratch: Winner – D Churchill (331); R/up – M Wood (308) B-Grade Scratch: Winner – I Bown (340); R/up P Pymont (347)

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