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ISSUE 81

COWAL PARTNERING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS CLOSE: TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017

GOLDEN FUTURE… The open pit of Cowal Gold Mine where mining started in 2005. The mine produced 238,000 ounces of gold last year.

Cowal Gold Will Glitter For Next 15 Years

The board of Evolution Mining Limited has approved a multi-million dollar investment in the Cowal Gold Operation to secure the life of the operation for at least the next 15 years. The investment of approximately $270 million at the mine near West Wyalong will increase total production by 1.2 million ounces, the company announced yesterday. The Board decision follows recent approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to extend the life of Cowal by eight years to 2032. Executive Chairman Jake Klein said: “When Evolution purchased Cowal in July 2015, a key objective was to reinvigorate exploration with the aim of extending the mine’s life beyond its scheduled closure in 2024. We are delighted that the success of our recent drilling and regulatory approval

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has enabled us to deliver on this goal. This significant new investment will take place over the next four years, securing the longterm future of the Cowal Gold Operation and help provide job security for our local mine employees, contractors and suppliers.” The new investment will deliver two major projects, the E42 Stage H cutback and the Dual Leach project. The E42 Stage H Cutback will widen and deepen the existing open pit at a cost of $230 million. A further $35 to $40 million investment in the Dual Leach project will add an additional leaching circuit to the processing plant to increase gold production by up to 14,000 ounces per year. Cowal employs approximately 400 fulltime employees and contractors.

At Evolution mining, we understand the importance of building a relationship with our communities on a foundation of trust, mutual respect and genuine partnership. The Cowal Partnering Program (CPP) is one program that demonstrates our commitment to working together with the community to help them achieve their aspirations. Applications are now open for community based organisations seeking support for events and projects based within the Bland, Lachlan and Forbes Shires. If you would like further information about the Cowal Partnering Program, the eligibility of your project or to obtain an application form, please contact Evolution Mining’s Social Responsibility Team on 0437 426 184 or email community.cowal@evolutionmining.com.au.

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EDITOR’S NOTE...

MAYORAL NOTES Council’s new committee structure is now in place and there will be five core committees that meet as required to cover the key focus areas of economy, environment, community and spaces, infrastructure and leadership and governance. Over the next five weeks I will discuss each committee and its purpose. The Economic Development Committee’s purpose is to support Forbes Shire Council by recommending programs, projects or actions that have the potential to progress the Community Strategic Plan in relation to sustainable economic development within the Forbes Shire. The Councillors representing this committee are Phyllis Miller, Jeff Nicholson and Steve Karaitiana. On Thursday, 2nd March, Council is hosting a Back to Business Week networking event for the Forbes business community. The guest speaker for the evening is NSW Government Department of Planning’s Chief Planner Gary White. Gary has a lot of great information to share and it will be an extremely beneficial night for the Forbes community to attend.

We have something in common this week: we survived the hottest day on record in Forbes! According to the Weatherzone website the temperature reached 46.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The previous highest temperature was in 2004 with 44.6. We hope you took care to look after elderly neighbours and relatives, as well as animals during the heat. It is not yet over - we are going for 40 degrees today. Please stay vigilant, especially when working with machinery that can spark a bush fire. We start our new Bush Telegraph column on page 5 today for the communities of Trundle, Tullamore and Bogan Gate. Thank you to everyone who sent us contributions. We hope you felt some love on Valentine’s Day. Take time this weekend to feel grateful for the love you have in your life and for letting you feel what it means to truly be alive. Enjoy Issue 81! Maggi Barnard Editor Council has continued its sponsorship of Tai Chi classes with instructors Cheryl Shirvington and Sandra Nicholson. Classes will be held on Tuesdays starting next week at the Uniting Church Hall from 10am to 11am. All ages and levels of fitness are

“Serving the Community” Public Notices

Forbes Shire Council advises the Lake Forbes Aquatic Area waterway will be temporarily closed to the general public for the NSW Barefoot Water Ski Club Forbes Tournament from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, February 26, 2017. Community members are welcome to attend the tournament to watch all the action, with a number of viewing areas to be set-up around the waterway.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY Clean up Australia day 2017 will be held on Sunday March 5th. So mobilize your friends and family to come down, pull on some gloves and help to keep Forbes beautiful! Registration for the Forbes Shire Council clean-up will begin at Victoria Park from 8:30am, with the official clean up from 9:00am – 12:00pm at various points around the shire. A free lunchtime barbecue will be held afterwards at Apex Park to thank you for your hard work. For more information about the day you can visit http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ or contact Forbes Shire Council’s Department of Environmental Services and Planning on 02 6850 2344.

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FORBES SHIRE COUNCIL NEXT COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD 1PM THURSDAY 16TH MARCH PUBLIC WELCOME TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LAKE FORBES AQUATIC AREA

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THUMBS UP To Bunnings for supplying cool drinks and watermelon free of charge on the weekend. It was a welcome relief during the heat-wave.

THUMBS DOWN To the parents of the youth vandalising and damaging property in North Forbes. Why do you allow your teenagers to roam the streets at night?

THE 2017 FORBES PHOENIX

POSITIONS VACANT Multi-skilled Water Operator Forbes Shire Council is seeking a motivated individual to join the Engineering and Technical Services team. The Multi-skilled Water Operator will assist in all areas of Councils Water Operations which will include: operating; maintaining and repairing Councils Water Treatment Facility, Sewer Treatment Plant as well as the Water and Sewer Reticulation infrastructure. Successful applicants will be required to participate in an on-call rotating roster as well as after-hours work on occasions. Benefits of working at Forbes Shire Council: Nine day fortnight, 38 hour week, Opportunity for training and professional development Closing Date: 5.00 pm, Monday, 6 March 2017 For further information: Contact Daniel Bayley, Utilities Coordinator on 6850 2874. How to Apply: Visit http://www.forbes.nsw.gov.au A direct link will be provided directing all applicants to Scout, a web based recruitment application. For any questions in regards to applying for a position with Council please contact Human Resources on 6850 2300. 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.

Forbes Shire Council 2 Court Street, Forbes P: (02) 6850 2300 F: (02) 6850 2399 Email: forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au • Website: www.forbes.nsw.gov.au 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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Some of the volunteers who helped to make the Havannah House Christmas lunch a memorable day for 177 people.

Christmas Lunch 2016: Havannah House provided lunch on Christmas Day to 177 people including volunteers, for the 17th year in a row. The Town Hall was decorated in a candy canes theme to create a festive atmosphere. There was music and activities for the children. Nibbles and drinks were served first, followed by a smorgasbord of delicious and beautifully presented food: a choice of five meats, salads and desserts. The Forbes community donated gifts for children, teens and adults. The lunch was made possible by the generous donations of individuals, community groups and businesses, while the Forbes Shire Council donated the use of the Town Hall. Havannah House would like to thank all who contributed to this event and to the group of dedicated volunteers who prepared and presented a very special lunch for a most appreciative group of recipients. Movie trip: Neighbourhood Central’s first Monthly Movie trip to Orange will be on Thursday, 23rd February to see Hidden Figures. The day includes lunch in Orange. Call Monica on 6851 4550 for more information.

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ANZAC Competition: The Nationals’ Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack is inviting students from the Central West to participate in his popular ANZAC Day writing competition. “Each year (this being the seventh), I produce a commemorative booklet about ANZAC Day, which is distributed to every household in the electorate. A highlight for many is the ANZAC writing competition for students.” The Minister wrote to more than 120 primary and high schools in the electorate encouraging students to contribute an original piece on “ANZAC Day in the Riverina and Central West”. Two winners will be chosen from each quarter of the electorate. Entries must be received by the Wagga Wagga electorate office by Monday, 6th March. Forbes Handicraft Centre: The next market day is tomorrow at the front of the shop in Lachlan Street, from 9am to 1 pm. On offer will be fresh farm produce and in season fruit and vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash. Also fresh farm eggs, a variety of plants, home cooking such as cakes, slices and biscuits, new supplies of handmade and handcrafted goods and homemade milk ice blocks in different flavours and a new line of homemade ice cream perfect for the hot weather.

The Forbes Medical Centre welcomed three new doctors last week. They are (L-R) Dr Zhe Yuan, Dr Angala Rajendram and Dr Beenish Haleem.

What does becoming an Australian citizen mean to you?

Emma Gamble: Everything really! I am now the same nationality as my husband, Martin, and our children, James and Olivia. I consider Australia more in line with my ideals than England.

Murphy George: This is such a proud moment. I feel very happy to have become an Australian.

Sydney and Stephanie Sanu: “I am now an Australian citizen and that makes me happy”, said Sydney. “I am proud,” said Stephanie. Both girls loved the Australian Citizenship card and coin they were presented with.

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EZIO & MICHELLE DE ANGELIS...

“Our goal is to demystify the afterlife, break down the barriers. Show people that our loved ones in the spirit world are never more than a thought away.” Australia’s number one husband and wife psychic team will amaze you with their outstanding mediumship. Ezio was voted Australian Psychic of the Year in 2012, and Michelle was Australian Psychic of the Year in 2015. They have a weekly column in That’s Life Magazine. See them at the Parkes Services Club on Thursday, 23rd March.

THE SUPREME BALLADIST OF THE HORSE From an early career as a jumps jockey, Banjo Paterson wrote with passion about the sport of racing and became perhaps Australia’s greatest writer on racing and its characters. Saturday, 25th February offers you the perfect change to combine poetry and horse racing at the Turfcare NSW $30,000 Banjo Paterson Cup at Towac Park in Orange.


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BUSH Telegraph provoking talk about diabetes, and Esther spoke about the role Diabetes NSW can play in helping people. Dr Madhu and her assistant Emma Dargin did some blood glucose tests on willing people. The visitors enjoyed a delicious morning tea after getting good glucose results. CWA Bogan Gate was pleased to make a generous donation to Diabetes NSW from the morning tea and Christmas party. At the CWA Morning Tea last week were (L-R) Ros Edwards, Dr Madhu Velagala, Hilda McPherson, Marion McIntyre, Esther Krizmancic and Emma Dargin.

BOGAN GATE CWA DONATES TO DIABETES NSW

People travelled from all over to attend the Diabetes Awareness Morning Tea held by CWA members at the Bogan Gate Hall last week. President Marion McIntyre welcomed the 30 visitors from Parkes, Forbes, Trundle and Bogan Gate, and extended a special welcome to Dr Madhu Velagala from Dubbo and Esther Krizmancic from Sydney representing Diabetes NSW. Dr Madhu gave an interesting and thought

By Gail McKay

MORE THAN 70 YEARS IN TRUNDLE COMMUNITY

The Trundle Royal Far West (RFW) Sunshine Club has offered a vital service to the community for 77 years. The Trundle Op Shop supports Trundle Central School in providing the Come & See speech and language programs for students with speech problems. After students have been individually assessed at the RFW Head Office in Manly, they can utilise the programs in Trundle with trained staff to save parents the long trip to Sydney for treatment. The Trundle branch also support other functions and events support of the Royal

Far West. All money raised goes directly to the children’s services. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Op Shop at 1pm. New members are welcome, or if you would like to support them the Old Time Dance is on Sunday, 5th March at the Memorial Hall from 2 to 6pm. By Robyn Whitson

GREASE AND OIL CHANGE #2

The second Grease and Oil Change Workshop will be held in Trundle on Thursday, 9th March with a variety of inspiring speakers covering all things related to health and well being, specifically geared towards small farming communities. Everyone is welcome for breakfast from 7.30am at the Trundle Golf Club. This year’s speakers are from Dubbo, Wantabadgery, Condobolin, Forbes and Parkes. It is a fantastic chance to take time to give yourself a once over health check, catch up with friends and learn some new tips and tricks to keep on top of your game. To RSVP, contact Cherie Stitt on 0411 057 745 or cheriequade@hotmail.com

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COWBOYS & ANGELS

Direct from Las Vegas following individual successful seasons in Legends in Concert, Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Kim Simmons as Shania Twain and Adam D Tucker as Tim McGraw are Cowboys and Angels. Dean Simmons, also known as Garth Guy is endorsed by the man himself Garth Brooks. This trio is the epitome of the Modern Country sound.


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Packing a healthy lunch that’ll be all gobbled up is a daily challenge. Packing a healthy school lunchbox might be daunting, but the benefits are enormous. A good diet is essential for growth and development in children, but also for giving them the energy to be kids! A key change for kids at the start of the school year is the transition from holiday play to sitting and concentrating back at school. Fuelling them with the right balance of nutrients will play a part in keeping them energised and focused throughout the day. So how do you get the right balance of nutrients? Keep it simple by including something from each of the five core food groups: veggies, fruit, meat or meat alternatives, dairy and wholegrains. Pay special attention to packing enough vegetables and dairy. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that vegetables and dairy foods are the two most under-consumed food groups among Australians. If you’re worried about adding dairy to the lunchbox in the hot weather, opt for harder cheeses such as cheddar, which keep better and pop a frozen ice pack or flavoured milk in the lunchbox to keep it cool until lunchtime.

Bowen Therapy works on the theory that the whole body needs treating and not just one part, as all the parts are related. According to Greg Howell at Forbes Bowen Therapy, treatment usually requires four to five visits to get the body back to its natural state. “It is a process of relaxing the whole body and then letting the body do the healing itself. The healing process involves increasing the circulation in the body and lymphatic drainage, which increases overall wellness and general good health.” Greg said the main conditions he treated were people with back, shoulder and neck conditions or damage. In addition, he can also offer treatment if your sleep is affected. Among the equipment used, is the new ultrasonic machine which breaks up inflammation better than a deep tissue massage. Call for an appointment any time from Monday to Friday.

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SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE:

• Primary Health Care • Aboriginal Health • Minor Surgical Procedures & Skin Problems DR RASHIDUL HASSAN • Mental Health / Chronic Disease DR TAHMINA MOHSIN Management Monday to Friday • Women’s Health • Men’s Health 8:00am to 6:00pm • Flu Vaccination Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm • Antenatal / Post Natal Skin Cancer Clinic Every Thursday • Child Health Inland Medical Centre • Tele Health Bulk Billing Available • Immunisations 139 Rankin Street, Forbes 2871 • Employment Medicals • Onsite Pathology Ph: 6851 5208 • Diabetes Care for an Appointment


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Four New Citizens Celebrate Highlight Back To Business Week Of Migration Story Forbes Mayor Graeme Miller donned his mayoral chain for the very first time last Wednesday when he welcomed four new Australian citizens at a special ceremony at Town Hall. Emma Gamble from England and Murphy George from India with two of her children Sydney and Stephanie Sanu were welcomed as Australian Citizens before family and friends. “I was a little nervous standing on stage in front of everyone,” said Murphy, “but it was worth it as I am just so happy and proud to be able to say I am an Australian citizen.” The Mayor said Australian citizenship was an important step in any migration story and it was about making an ongoing commitment to Australia and all that our country stands for. The Mayor led Emma and Murphy in their citizenship pledge. Murphy’s daughters, Sydney and Stephanie, then joined them on stage to receive their Australian Citizenship certificates to the applause of their loved ones. After the ceremony the new citizens and

their loved ones looked happy and proud in reaching such an important milestone. The Nationality and Citizenship Act came into effect on 26th January 1949. This important piece of legislation meant that for the first time we could truly call ourselves Australians. Since this first citizenship ceremony 68 years ago, over 4.6 million people have chosen to become Australian citizens. By Dianne Collie

Mayor Graeme Miller with the four new Australian Citizens. They are (L – R) Emma Gamble, Murphy George, Sydney Sanu and Stephanie Sanu.

2017 WIRADJURI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 WIRADJURI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN The Wiradjuri Scholarship Program is designed to help support Indigenous students undertake tertiary studies in a range of areas, with a preference for mining-related degrees and trades. The main selection criteria for applications include: • Identification as Wiradjuri

Forbes Shire Council is celebrating Back to Business Week with a networking event on 2nd March at 6pm at the Forbes Town Hall. All businesses are invited to the social evening featuring guest speaker, Gary White, Chief Planner of the NSW Government’s Department of Planning and Environment. Gary is responsible for overseeing projects that will deliver an easier and more efficient planning system as well as providing expert advice on long-term projects. He will be speaking on megatrends and the impact on the Forbes economy. Council’s Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Mark Willis will provide an update on quoting and tendering for Council. Back to Business Week is a NSW Government initiative that celebrates small to medium businesses and promotes and supports the critical role they play in local communities. Mayor Graeme Miller said: “Gary will provide a real insight into megatrends and how these impact upon local businesses both now and into the future.” The networking event is free and will include drinks and nibbles. Please register by calling or emailing Economic Development Officer Sally Duff on 6850 2359 or sally. duff@forbes.nsw.gov.au by Tuesday, 28th February.

Back to Business Week in Forbes

Networking event for the Forbes business community A NSW Government Business Connect Initiative

Forbes Shire Council invites all businesses to attend a networking event at the Forbes Town Hall at

6pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017

• Area of study • Acceptance at a recognised University or TAFE • Previous academic performance For an application form, please email community.cowal@evolutionmining.com.au APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 MARCH 2017 For further information, please contact: Kerry Mudge, Evolution Mining (02) 6975 4759 Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation (02) 6895 4664 The Wiradjuri Scholarship Program is jointly supported by Evolution Mining and the Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR CAR COOL: 1. Turn your car around so most of the sunlight hits the back of your car. 2. If possible, park in the shade. 3. Invest in a cooling seat cover, or buy a car with customised cooling seats. 4. Blast the air conditioner or invest in a remote start, which will cool your car down faster. 5. There are many opinions on whether the colour of your car and tinted windows help to keep your car cooler – you might have your preferences.

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SING (G) A koala named Buster Moon recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his once-grand theater by hosting a singing competition. Catch this movie at the Forbes Services Memorial Club Cinema. Call 6852 1488 for more information.

TOPICALTrivia As it is International Mother Language Day on Tuesday, the question today is about the Wiradjuri language. The name of the town of Wagga Wagga comes from the Wiradjuri word Wagga. What does Wagga mean? a)

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THE LOVE OF THE BLUES CASSADY SOUTHERN – HEART Heart is the latest EP for Cassady Southern. It is a beautiful collection of modern blues music. Cassady has included some classic blues instruments on the EP such as the Hammond organ and the slide guitar, however Cassady’s exquisite voice and talent for song writing has given these traditional sounds a modern feel blending pop and rock elements to the blues sound. The result of this mixture is an EP that is authentic modern blues, filled to the brim with catchy tracks that will have you hitting the replay button! Heart is the perfect EP to start you off if you want to explore the Blues genre.

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COMMUNITY NOTICES THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF FORBES "BEING COMMITTED TO FOLLOWING CHRIST" Services at St John’s Anglican Church Friday 17th February 10.00am Holy Communion Father Peter King Sunday 19th February 8.45 am Holy Communion Rev Gary Neville Phone: 6851 1544 Rectory: 6851 1313 Email angfbs@westserv.net.au

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How long have you lived in Forbes and what do you like about living here? Since 1978… nearly 40 years. I love Forbes (except for the heat) for the ease of driving around without too much traffic and finding parking easily; walking around Lake Forbes; our medical services; heading to the supermarket for bread and milk and walking out an hour later with a full trolley because I ran into so many people I know; and the genuine concern people have for each other. Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about your work? I work at Catholic Healthcare Jemalong Residential Village (JRV). I love all the different personalities that help make our unique culture. There is a lot of laughter in our corridors, and yes there are sad times, however they are special for those who live at JRV and the family and friends who visit. I truly love being able to meet people when they are in human need. What do you do to unwind after work and on weekends? Time with family and friends, road tripping and researching with Mr Google for new travel destinations. If you could have a super power, what would it be? That is a no brainer! Through faith I am strong in God’s mighty power. What is your pet hate? Snoring! Other people snoring! I don’t snore, at least I have never heard myself snore. Another one is slamming doors! Tell us about your best holiday ever. My best and most memorable holiday was to Antarctica. We sailed for 22 days and had 32 landings and crossed Drake Passage, the worst ocean crossing in the world. I will never forget the ice-covered mountain peaks, the iceberg crystal cities, the storms, whales, the hundreds of thousands of penguins, the isolation - it all took my breath away.

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LEGAL Eagle

Big Decisions For Separated Parents The breakdown of a relationship can emotionally be very hard for all parties. This is sometimes made worse by uncertainty over what you should be doing when it comes to making decisions about your children. There are often big decisions about where the children are going to live and what time the other parent may have with the kids. Under the Family Law Act it is assumed that parents have equal shared parental responsibility, whether they are the parent who has the children living with them or only spending some weekend time with them. This means both parents have to decide on the major long-term issues. These could include what name a child has, what religion the child practises and major medical issues. Everyday decisions, such as what a child eats, what a child wears are the responsibility of the parent the children are with at the time. The only time a parent doesn’t have equal shared parental responsibility for the children is when a court order states otherwise. If a court order states a parent has sole parental responsibility, then they do not have to consult with the other parent on major long term issues. In a situation where you do not have a court order, the other parent still has equal shared parental responsibility. It is very important to know where you stand in relation to your obligation to communicate and consult with the other parent regarding important long-term decisions for your children. It is always better to obtain legal advice regarding disputes relating to parenting issues. Danielle Cartwright, our resident Family Law Solicitor is able to provide you with advice.

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A farewell was held last weekend for Gordon Hurry and Kath Wilton, previous owners of the Forbes Golf and Sportsman Hotel. Attending were (L-R) Trish Melford, Paul Kay, Brian Collits, Jill Kay, and Gordon and Kath.

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These two long haired louts, aka Mark Watts and Fred Collie, were spotted at the farewell at the Golf Club.

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Martin, Olivia, Emma and James Gamble with Mayor Graeme Miller at the Australian Citizenship ceremony last week.

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Were you spoilt with flowers, a present, treat or surprise on Valentine’s Day?

Banjo Patterson Australian Poetry Festival in Orange. For more information visit www.visitorange.com.au

Lions Club Car Boot Sale at Lions Park, Junction Street from 8am – 1pm. Stalls $10. Contact Peter on 0468 819 659 or Robyn on 6851 2209. Market Day at the Forbes Handicraft Centre, Lachlan Street from 9am. Contact Kathy Bray on 0448 453 776.

Forbes Town & District Band Beginner Recruitment session at the Forbes Town Band Hall, 165 Rankin Street from 6 – 7pm. Come along for a free beginner’s information evening, meet the bandmaster and try out the band instruments. Ages 8 to 80 welcome! Contact Justin on 0419 884 775. Forbes Railway Arts & Tourist Centre meeting at the Forbes Railway Visitor Information Centre at 10am, includes morning tea. Contact 6852 4155.

Cowboys and Angels, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre. To book visit www.drtcc.com.au

Cowboys and Angels, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. To book visit www.bmec.com.au

Banjo Paterson Cup, Towac Park Orange. Gates open from 12noon General Admission $10. For more info contact Racing Orange on 0448 149 282 or visit www.racingorange.com.au Forbes Farmers Market at Victoria Park from 8am – 12pm. For more information contact forbesfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Artful 8 Exhibition at the old IGA building in Canowindra from 10am - 4pm, except Saturday the 4th it will stay open later to cater for guests at the canowindra@home 100 Mile Dinner. Trundle Royal Far West Sunshine Club Old Time Dance at the Trundle Memorial Hall from 2 - 6pm. Heaps of prizes for children too. Contact Robyn Whitson on 6892 1006.

Canowindra Phoenix International Women’s Day Event, 6.30pm at The Old Vic Inn with guest speaker Karlie Irwin of Pay It Forward Orange. Book your ticket at The Phoenix Office or phone 6344 1846. Bingo at the Trundle Golf Club at 10am.

Trundle Royal Far West Sunshine Club monthly meeting at the Op Shop at 1:15pm.

Free tai chi classes sponsored by the Forbes Shire Council , starting Tuesday, 21st February from 10 -11am at the Uniting church hall, Browne Street, Forbes. Morning tea provided. No experience necessary, loose clothing, flat shoes. All welcome. Contact Cheryl Shirvington on 6851 2099 or Sandra Nicholson on 0437 522 778. The Forbes and District Lions Club meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Vandenberg Hotel at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Call Peter Bright on 0419 463 803 or Ray Judge on (02)6852 2143 for more information.

SAVE THE DATE Forbes North Public School 60th Birthday Fair 10am-2pm. Plenty of stalls and activities for everyone.

Fancy Dress Fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation and Ava Garland at the Forbes Inn. Get a table of ten and pick your year of music to dress up to – whether it be the 1920s, 1950s Rock & Roll, 1960s flower power, 1980s punk, 1990s dance, pop or rap. Tickets are $35 each, nibbles provided. RSVP Tami Stewart 0427552243 tami.james@bigpond.com or Sharon Maguire 0428563161 cooee@activ8.net.au

Topical Trivia answer: Answer: b) crow Note: To create the plural, the Wiradjuri repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga means the place of many crows.

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WIN A DOUBLE PASS To see the show at either Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Wednesday 22nd February or Bathurst Memorial Centre, Thursday 23rd February. DJ Monte doing what he loves.

Monte Will Rock You!

Local DJ Monte is planning on stirring up the indie music air waves this year being accepted into the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. The radio personality, who also writes a weekly music review in The Forbes Phoenix, has been a volunteer presenter at 2LVR for two years where he presents two programs: Uncharted Wednesday Nights and Monte Rocks Your Friday Night. He is passionate about Australian music and for his Wednesday show he interviews three independent Australian musicians and plays brand new Australian Music that has been released in the last seven days. Friday’s is a rock request show where he plays rock music from the 80s’, 90’s, 00’s and today. “That was the show that sparked my love of presenting radio,” said Monte. Monte is going to have a busy year travelling to Sydney every week to attend two weekday evenings and Saturday work-

shops for the Advanced Diploma of Radio he will be doing. “I’m pretty excited as to what this could lead to.” Monte’s diploma entails learning how to operate a modern radio studio, creating a station sound, recording and editing audio, refining his announcing and presentation skills and how to create digital content for online and social media. “This will make my Wednesday night show stand out and hopefully become a better platform for indie artists to have their music played,” said Monte. His passion for his work at 2LVR has been a driving force for Monte to make this big commitment. “I want to see how I can be better at what I do. I want to help all the great indie musicians in Australia by highlighting their music, and interviewing them to show the listening audience how much work goes into creating music.” By Maggi Barnard

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Sport’s Glamour Night Around Corner

The quality of nominations received for 2016 Sports Awards has delighted the Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Association (SOYA). The Annual Presentation Dinner takes place on Saturday, 4th March at the Forbes Services Memorial Club at 6.30pm. SOYA is dedicated to recognising the accomplishments of local athletes, administrators and officials, and to thank the many volunteers who ensure children and adults of all ages have access to some of the best sporting facilities and competitions in NSW. Awards being contested include the Junior and Senior Sportsperson, All Rounder, Coach/Trainer, Referee / Umpire / Official, Administrator, Team and the Forbes Sportsperson and Runner Up for 2016. The overall winner of the Central West Credit Union Monthly Achievers Award will also be announced, as well as the President’s Award, Phillip Adams Encouragement Award, Merit Awards, School and Special Sports Awards. The calibre of the nominations received for all the awards was of a very high standard making the job of the independent judging panel extremely difficult. Tickets, available from helloworld Travel at $40 for adults and $25 for children (12 years & under) including a two-course meal, is available until 5pm on Friday, 24th February.


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Tough Conditions For Golfers

BALMY DARLING… The Lachlan Dragons in action at Sydney’s Darling Harbour in the Chinese New Year regatta held last weekend.

Lachlan Dragons Celebrate Chinese New Year

The Lachlan Dragons competed at Sydney’s Darling Harbour last weekend in the Chinese New Year regatta. Fourteen paddlers made the annual trip to compete in the premier, mixed and women’s races. They were joined by the Orange based Pinnacle Dragons to fill the boat. First timers Mary Laksito, Liz Mitchell, Chris Kronenberg, Bev Pengilly and Ainslie Toole were joined by old hands Warren Edwards, Donna Edwards, Beth Thomas, Bill Thomas, Robyn Stephens, Neil Stephens, Deb Abela, Deb Tooley and Deb Churchill. Although the team didn’t gain a place in any of the finals, the squad performed bril-

liantly in balmy 39 degrees Celsius. They finished five of the seven races in sub one minute time for the 200m events. Next month the Lachlan Dragons will compete in the Canberra regatta, once again combining with Colour City Orange paddlers in the mixed team. Six Lachlan Dragon club members have gained selection in the Western Region team. They will compete at NSW Championships on 26th March in Penrith. Congratulations to Helen Rowbotham, Claire Davis, Carmen Stephens, Beth Thomas, Rochelle Smith and Warren Edwards. By Chris Sweeney

Forbes Netball Notes

The Autumn night competitions, each Wednesday night for mixed and ladies teams, start on 8th March. Players looking for teams contact Secretary Lyn Ford on secretary.forbesnetball@gmail.com The FNA 17U representative team training starts on 23rd February and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday night until the Netball NSW State Championships in June. Coach Kristin Read and assistant coach Rebecca Roach are looking forward to coaching their first representative team together. The FNA 15 years representative team will also start training on 23rd February with new coach Isi Cowhan.

All representative teams of 15, 13 and 12 years will play at the Netball NSW State Age Championships in July school holidays. The Provisional Grading has been released with both the 15 and 13 years teams in Division 3. Courses for coaching and umpiring have gone online. Enquiries for any coaching should be directed to Coach Convenor Robyn Kenny on 0407 235 326. Enquiries for any umpiring should be directed to Umpires Convenor Marg Spackman 0425 815 761. The Netball NSW NetEd for the West/ Central West will be held at Orange on Saturday, 2nd April.

The second week of the Pennants 2017 season, played at Bathurst last weekend, saw the Division 3 and 4 teams winning against Duntryleague teams both with 3/2. John Zannes was a strong player for the 3’s, while newcomers Gus Coles and Garry Pymont had success in the 4’s. The Division 2 team playing Parkes, had a difficult day and lost 4/1. The Division 1 team had a bye. In Forbes the hot weather made for tough conditions, but players recorded good scores. Saturday’s Stableford event, contested by a field of 26 players, was won by Max Haley (A Division) with 40 points. Barry Parker was runner-up with 38 points. The B Division went to Bruce Chandler (36 points) and runner-up Frank Donohoe (35 points). The ball sweep went to 35 points on count back: 38 – R Nixon; 35 – P Dawson. The NTP’s went to: 9th – D Culley, 18th – J Haley. There were only two 2’s, both scored on the 3rd – Paul Pymont and Mark Watts. Sunday’s Stableford Medley field was very small with Phil Duke the winner (36 points). The NTP’s went to: 9th – S Kirkman; 18th – L O’Connor. By Short Putt

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