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DELIGHT… Sarah’s Mona Lisa (left) and art therapist Maralyn Nash with Sarah Bowkett in the room where she created the nine artworks (six paintings and three pieces of pottery) that go on exhibition today.

Sarah Shares Her Favourite Things “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” Most of us know the words to the classic song My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music. For Sarah Bowkett the song took on new meaning the past two years as she worked hard creating a beautiful exhibition of her favourite things. This afternoon she will take a giant step to hopefully establish herself as an artist when her first solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and pottery, called My Favourite Things, opens at the Parkes Library. In a back room at Currajong Disability Services where she created her art works with art therapist Maralyn Nash, Sarah is

extremely humble, but very excited about her achievement. “I hope I can make a career from my art,” said Sarah who will celebrate her 30th birthday next month. “It’s always been my dream to have a job and earn a salary.” Sarah has loved art since school, but when she started classes with Maralyn they began exploring her interests in learning and art history. When looking through a book of famous paintings, the first one that caught Sarah’s eye was Starry, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. “It was my favourite painting as a teenager,” said Maralyn. That was the basis for the first painting Sarah did with Maralyn. Continued on page 2

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MAYORAL NOTES This week the Parkes Shire welcomed twelve international Consul Generals and government officials as part of a trade mission to the Central West – a fantastic opportunity to showcase the opportunities available here in Parkes, build international connections, foster relationships, and identify partnering opportunities. As part of the trip the delegates visited the Parkes National Logistics Hub, attended the launch of the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival, and were treated to an exclusive tour inside the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The visit also coincided with an announcement by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro of a new Investment Attraction Package for regional NSW. The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival program was officially launched this week. This year’s Festival theme is All Shook Up, celebrating Elvis’ iconic song and all things ‘50s. Tickets are on sale now to all events, including the 2019 Feature Concert Series, featuring US Elvis tribute artist Ted Torres Martin. We can’t wait to get All Shook Up in January! Thank you to the residents, affected business operators, agency representatives and service providers who attended the Parkes Shire Drought Forum this week. Over 90 participants, attended the community forum on Tuesday, participating in group discussions with the aim for formulating a short, medium and long-term plan. Forum facilitators, Bob and Lynda from NoaGroup Consultants will collate the outputs from the forum discussions and supply to Council to draft a report for public comment. A reminder to residents to do a spring clean ahead of the 2019 Bulky Waste Clean-up. Between Monday, 17th September and Friday, 21st September, residents currently receiving a domestic waste and recycling collection service can place waste neatly next to the edge of the kerb. For more information about what items are acceptable, visit Have a safe and enjoyable weekend Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire

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In the exhibition there are two paintings Sarah created after Claude Monet, but the one that gives her real satisfaction is Sarah’s Mona Lisa, after Leonardo da Vinci. “I’ve always wanted to do this one as it is so famous, and I feel very proud of it.” Over the two years Sarah explored many different techniques and did very intricate work to create her art work. “She is very meticulous and works with great detail, while she is also very good at follow up on suggestions,” said Maralyn. “A solo exhibition is a massive achievement for any artist. Sarah has put a lot of hard work into it.” The exhibition includes a selection of Sarah’s favourite things that she believes in.” I hope everyone will enjoy my artworks as much as I have enjoyed creating them.” The exhibition opens at 3pm today and runs until 21st September. All works are for sale. By Maggi Barnard

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro (middle) announced a landmark Investment Attraction Package for Regional NSW at STC Logistics in Parkes on Monday. He is with Yvette Quinn (Nationals candidate for Orange) and Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and Regional Planning, Rick Colless.

Time To Take Your Business To Regional NSW

The rosy future predicted for Parkes was given a major lift on Monday when Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro announced a landmark Investment Attraction Package for Regional NSW. The package includes financial incentives targeted towards offsetting government levies and duties, such as payroll tax, and relocation assistance to drive new jobs and investment in regional NSW. The Deputy Premier said the package would transform regional NSW’s attractiveness to interstate and global businesses and make regions across the state even more competitive. “This is a massive boost for businesses and job seekers in regional NSW.”

The Investment Attraction Package includes a $20 million Regional Investment Attraction Fund for grants and interest free loans to offset government levies and duties to eligible businesses that want to invest and grow in regional NSW, which will lead to new jobs; Skills Relocation Assistance - $10 million in grants of up to $10,000 per eligible skilled worker to help meet the cost of moving from the city to the country; Investment concierge – supporting businesses investing in or moving to regional NSW, working with an appointed Regional Investment Coordinator to provide easy access to incentives, smooth the planning process, help lodge applications and liaise with government departments.

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QUESTION of the week

What makes you curious? Students from Trundle Central School answered.

ated near the Westpac Bank on the corner of Court and Clarinda Streets throughout the day, and manned by Eddie Parrot from Peak Hill, Pauline Gosper, and Keith MacRae from Parkes and Peter Hack from Temora.

Michelle Hofman of the Cooke Park Café in Parkes - the first business in the Central West to register for the 2019 Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme.

2019 Free Cuppa: Organisers of the Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme are inviting local businesses to register for phase nine of the successful driver fatigue awareness campaign which will operate from 1st March to 31st May 2019. The scheme encourages visiting drivers to stop at participating businesses for a free cup of tea or coffee to take a break from driving long distances. Participating businesses have reported an almost 30% increase in sales in previous years, with 17 participating businesses across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils last year. The closing date for registration is Sunday, 16th September. If your business would like to participate contact Melanie Suitor on 6861 2364 or email Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw. Morse Code Demo: The Morse Code Fraternity will again be adding to the fun and entertainment of the Community Reading Day in Parkes today. Students will be able to send morse code telegrams by carrier pigeon to all the schools in Parkes. Telegrams will be accepted and transmitted to a morse code operator in Glenelg, South Australia who will receive them on souvenir stationery and post them to their destination. The demonstration will be situ-

Send Us Your Spring Pics: As the weather is warming up and the colours of spring appear around us, start snapping away for The Parkes Phoenix Spring Photo Competition – you can win a family shoot with Chemical Creations! Closing date 31st October. CDS Drought Drive: The recent drought appeal run by Currajong Disability Services (CDS) has once again demonstrated how the Parkes community stand together when it matters most. Often the beneficiary of goodwill, CDS Direct Care Team Leader Indigo Kriedemann decided it would be a great idea to help those in the agricultural sector we rely on for the basics. Yet it wasn’t just about giving back it was about making a difference. “I saw many farmers and their families struggling without the necessities,” said Indigo. “A few of us banded together, and staff and clients chipped in with a range of goods from canned food to toiletries and some luxury items,” said Indigo. The items were dropped off at the Salvation Army in Parkes for distribution.

Blake Huntley, Matt Medlyn and Jamie Cook drop off items for drought affected farmers at the Salvo store in Parkes following a drive by CDS.


LACHLAN VALLEY COMMUNITY RADIO IS HAVING AN OPEN DAY ON SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER. Come along and have a look at our studios, say hello to the announcers and put a face to the voice. We will be having a sausage sizzle, there will also be plenty of finger food, cakes, slices, tea, coffee Sunday 23 September, 11am at the Studios, Parkes Road Forbes. RSVP Thursday 20th September to 0428 662 549 or 0498 132 758 Email;

Skye Wilson: Life as it is. I always wonder how the world was made and as I enjoy writing I always try to make my stories different. Raymi Howarth: Horse riding makes me curious about how horses move, and how I can manoeuvre them.

Codie Wilson: I am very curious about writing short stories and film making as that is what I would like to do one day. Hamish Sanderson: I like writing, but science also interests me and I often wonder about what matter really is.

Isabel Aveyard: I enjoy doing creative stuff like cooking, art and reading – there is so much you can learn. Alietha Stokes: The world outside makes me curious, as I enjoy being in nature. It is so different to our lives indoors.

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Wellness Wise Sweet Tooth Causing Cavities? Sugar! It’s in most of our favourite sweet treats. For some of us, cutting sugar altogether for the sake of our overall and oral health, is too big of an order. However, there are steps you can take to limit the amount of sugar you consume as well as improved oral health habits to follow, including: If you can’t go sugar-free, opt for a dessert with low-sugar. A slice of low-sugar sponge cake isn’t as harmful to your oral health as a fudge brownie. Use the right kind of toothbrush. People who eat a lot of sugar tend to have more plaque build-up, requiring better cleaning capabilities. Choose a diamond-shaped head with triple-action bristles.

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Use a mouthwash daily. Better yet, keep a travel size mouthwash that is easily accessible and use it between sugary meals. This will help remove sugar and prevent the growth of bacteria. If you don’t keep mouthwash on you, rinse with plain water. For all your dental needs please call us at Riaz Dental on 68621261.

Happiness Is… A Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep has a greater impact on our happiness than getting a significant pay rise, according to new research. The Living Well Index, created by leading researchers at Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social research, also found that sexual satisfaction, health of relatives and feeling connected to the local community all impact our overall wellbeing. However, sleep was found to have the largest impact by far, with getting enough shuteye having a greater impact on happiness than a 50% raise. Researchers asked a panel of more than 8,000 people questions relating to 18 topics, grouped into six major themes: community connections, finances, relationships, health, lifestyle and environment. Participants were then given a “Living Well” score out of a possible 100, equating to the highest possible level of happiness and wellbeing. Income has surprisingly little impact on how we feel. For the typical person, a 50% rise in disposable income contributes to just a 0.5 point increase in their Living Well score.

Dusty Girls is a natural range of veganfriendly, mineral makeup designed for women of all ages and skin types by MooGoo. These products offer a healthy alternative to traditional cosmetics. Dusty Girls cosmetics utilise quality, effective, natural actives, extracts, oils, vitamins and minerals in all its cosmetics to promote healthy skin and a beautiful complexion. MooGoo comes from a background in skincare, specialising in natural products for adults and babies with sensitive skin and skin conditions, they know just how fussy the skin can be, and have witnessed firsthand the benefits and the important role that quality, natural ingredients play in achieving and maintaining healthy skin in every season. MooGoo believes skincare and makeup go hand in hand, so this inspired them to create a healthy range of mineral makeup that will enhance your natural beauty and improve the overall look, feel and condition of the skin, without the use of any synthetic preservatives and chemicals. Dusty Girls makeup is now available at Parkes Pharmacy.


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Significant Milestone For Inland Rail

At the launch of the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival on Monday were Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro (left) and Parkes Mayor Ken Keith with Olivia Mathews (5) and Lockie Jones (6) of the Parkes Boppers dance group.

‘I’m In Love, I’m All Shook Up’

In April 1957 Elvis Presley’s song All Shook Up topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. In January 2019 Parkes is going to be All Shook Up for five days in a celebration of the 50s at the Parkes Elvis Festival. “Every year we aim to make the festival bigger and better, and we have done it again with over 200 events,” said Parkes Elvis Festival Director Cathey Treasure at the launch of the program on Monday. More good news came from Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro who announced the NSW Government would continue its support for one of the country’s most iconic events for a further three years. Cathy focused on some of the highlights of the festival saying: “We are very excited to have Ted Torres Martin from the US as our feature artist,” said Cathy. He will be doing four different concerts.” The Wall of Fame recipient will be iconic

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Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Russell Morris. “It is very fitting that he is our recipient in the year of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as his 1969 hit The Real Thing was the theme song for The Dish movie.” Russel will do a special performance on Wednesday night. Fans of Phil Emmanual, who was inducted in the Wall of Fame this year, can look forward to a special tribute concert organised by his brother Darcy following the sudden passing of Phil earlier this year. The list of new events and highlights is very long and includes a $1,000 prize for the best float in the Norhtparkes Mines Street Parade, more dancing in the street, a special Kombi display, international star Francine Bell at the Gospel Service, more fan interaction workshops, a dance workshop for kids by former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, more free shows in Cooke Park and many more. By Maggi Barnard

The Parkes Phoenix has teamed up with Chemical Creations Photogrraphy to launch a spring photo competition

All photos will be judged by Chemical Creations Photography with the winner receiving a family photo shoot (up to 6 people). Winner must be able to come to Parkes for their shoot.

Enter via our facebook page or email your pictures to Entries close Wednesday 31 October

After two years of environmental assessment and consultation with landowners, councils and the broader community, planning approval was granted last week for the construction of the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer, Richard Wankmuller said the planning approval was a significant milestone with the first track expected to be laid later this year. Parkes and Peak Hill residents will soon see physical evidence of the project with two main site offices to be opened soon in Parkes and Peak Hill. The offices will complement the recently opened Inland Rail Community Working Hub in Parkes. Some businesses have already reaped some benefit of the project. ARTC purchased five new Toyota Hilux vehicles from a local dealership in Parkes for site visits and community engagement, while Parkes and Forbes-based companies Ausrock Quarries and Calvani Crushing have won contracts worth $7 million to supply materials. “All the wheels are in motion for the construction phase to move forward. Just last month, industry briefings calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for work required on the route were held in Parkes, Narromine and Dubbo with over 200 EOI registrations from local businesses”. The 104km section from Parkes to Narromine will utilise most of the existing rail corridor that is operated by ARTC as part of its interstate rail freight network, and a newly built 5.3km long rail connection to the Broken Hill line to the west of Parkes. Construction work will involve track formation, upgrading the track and culverts as well as providing additional flexibility through three new crossing loops at Goonumbla, Peak Hill and Timjelly.

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If you’re in Parkes and have heard anyone talk about Young Living Essential Oils, you’ve probably also heard of the Wild Thyme Essentials Tribe. This local group of approximately 100 people form part of a wider community of over 4,000 essential oil users in the Wild Thyme Tribe who span the globe and support one another through education and practicing natural wellness with Young Living essential oils. A number of local members of the Wild Thyme Essentials Tribe will be hosting an event on Friday, 21st September at 14 Hodges Street at 7:30pm for people interested in learning more about essential oils. The local members will talk about how oils have helped support them and their families. There will be a discussion on every day uses of essential oils including supporting seasonal wellness and emotional and mental wellness with essential oils, as well as information on the Young Living difference – the Seed to Seal promise, which encapsulates the gold standard in ethics and sustainability and the highest quality essential oils. Come and enjoy an uplifting sensory experience in a relaxed environment while you learn all about Young Living Essential Oils. Three lucky people who RSVP to this event will receive a trio of 10ml flower-infused essential oil rollers on the night of the event.

Eat Your Eyes Healthy Eye sight is vital to all of us, and you can boost it by eating the following foods: • Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, zinc, fibre, iron, magnesium and potassium. • Citrus and berries are the ultimate sources of vitamin C, and considered the healthiest food for your eyes. • Eggs are packed full of protein, and also provide us with lutein, vitamin E and omega 3. • Leafy Greens contain high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin these antioxidants have shown to lower risk of development of macular degeneration and cataracts. • Fatty Fish are rich in DHA, which is an acid found in the retina. These essential fatty acids help drain fluid from the eye thus decreasing the risk of high pressure.

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FIT AND FAB FOR SUMMER Real Yoga With Real Benefits I love the practice of yoga and have gained so much from it. Teaching yoga is about giving back by sharing my love of the practice and helping people feel better in their own skin. Yoga is fantastic for your body, but also great for your mind for lifting your spirits and allowing you to find peace. I provide a variety of yoga classes and times - see YogaMon on Facebook. Come give it a try - forget the scary poses you see in glossy magazines, this is real yoga with real benefits. By Monica Lea

Shire’s Super Supply Of Outdoor Fun Be active and have some fun! Play, swim, walk, skate, cycle and run at one of the fantastic sports and recreation facilities across the Parkes Shire. Be outdoors and enjoy our beautiful parks, gardens and playgrounds. The recreational activities are endless for residents and visitors to enjoy in the Parkes Shire. Be cool at a choice of four public swimming facilities across the Shire in Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore. To support the community during the drought, Parkes Shire Council has agreed to waive pool admission fees for the 2018/19 pool season. Be daring at one of the skate park precincts, specially designed for skateboarding and BMX riding, offering a great place for the young and young at heart to hang

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out and show off their skills. Be healthy and take a stroll along the new shared paths and cycling routes. Parkes Shire Council has recently installed a number of outdoor exercise stations for residents and visitors to utilise at no cost. Be adventurous and take a trip out to one of our Shires waterways where you can enjoy a range of passive recreation activities including bushwalking, birdwatching, kayaking and fishing. Find out more about ‘Things To Do’ in the Parkes Shire via

Art As Therapy Maralyn Nash is a professional artist, registered art therapist and educator. She offers art therapy sessions and workshops for compassion, connection and creation, as well as Creativity & Well Being Art Classes for kids ages 7-11 years. Maralyn completed her Masters degree in Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney, and has over 20 years experience in teaching visual arts and working as an art therapist.


Creativity & Well Being Art Classes 4Kidz For ages 7-11 years Starts Term 4 Wednesday October 17 - December 19 Time: 4pm - 5.30 pm Place: Lutheran Church Hall Currajong St Cost: $200 ($20 per class) or $350 ($17.50 per class) two siblings

Contact Maralyn 0405 177 488 for more details




Creative Workshops & Retreats Lomi Lomi & Hot Stone Massage Reiki Master Womens Circle Meditation drum journeys


Contact 0417 203 716 for more information Be active in the Parkes Shire this Spring! The Parkes Shire boasts a fantastic range of sport and recreation facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

+ Parks & Playgrounds + Public Swimming Pools + Skate Parks + Walking Tracks & Cycle Ways + Waterways Share your active adventures using @visitparkes

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SPRINGDrink Mix up this gorgeous summer sangria for any occasion. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ginger root ground.; cinnamon sticks.; 1/3 cup water; 1/3 cup white sugar; 2 cups fresh summer berries (blueberries, halved strawberries, raspberries); bottle Riesling or Pinot Grigio (750 ml/1 liter); 1 lemon or orange, sliced; 1 to 2 fresh mint leaves for a garnish (optional) Method: In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove syrup from heat and whisk in ginger. Set aside to cool. In a 1-litre carafe, add the berries, lemon or orange slices, halved cinnamon sticks, cooled simple syrup and white wine. Carefully stir the sangria (do not crush berries). Let sangria rest in refrigerator for at least an hour (up to 24 hours) before serving. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.


Georgie’s Pantry at 43 Currajong Street has extended its service and is open on Fridays from 1 – 4pm providing fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, meat (when available) and a variety of pantry items to farmers free of charge.

CAUGHTOut! YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE… AND SNEAK A LOOK: A candid moment caught on camera at the wedding of Lisa Starr and Chris Brien. Lisa’s daughter Bella is fascinated, while her sister Poppy is oblivious to the action. (Readers are welcome to send us funny, unusual, cute or interesting photos for Caught Out! to

BLASTFrom The Past

Last Thursday the Silver City Stiletto stopped at Parkes on its way to Broken Hill – 29 years after the last Silver City Comet arrived in Parkes on Friday, 3rd November 1989. The train was welcomed by a large crowd and a misspelt banner! (Source: Parkes In Photos Of Years Gone Past Facebook page)


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Not A ‘Waste’ Of A Day

ELVIS AND PRISCILLA… John Collins and Maude Boate at the Parkes Station last Thursday.

‘Big Hunk O' Love’ For ‘I Will Survive’ Two icons met in Parkes last week when the Silver City Stiletto train made a stopover on its way to the Broken Heel Festival. It was a case of Elvis meets Priscilla - Queen of the Desert! With 120 passengers on board, Parkes Shire Council grabbed the opportunity to promote the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival. John 'Elvis' Collins entertained passengers as they stepped off the train to give them a feel of the vibe of the Parkes Elvis Festival. Passengers were very keen to get selfies with Elvis (John Collins) and Priscilla (Maude Boate). Maude is known as the Queen of Lismore's drag queens, and one of the celebrity queens of the Broken Heel Festival.

It is not every school day you get to ‘hug’ a python. This was one of several activities more than 70 students from Parkes and Forbes experienced for Schools Tree Day at Eco Day 2018 last week. Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) organised workshops and bus travel for school representatives from years 5 and 6 to be involved in a variety of environmental and rural activities. Students were able to make NetWaste worm farms; soils with Local Land Services; see a Parkes Shire Council weeds demonstration and talk; learn about recycled water with Parkes Shire and mascot Banjo; Eco Art with Ro Burns; and go on a saleyards tour with Cooper Byrnes from Langlands Hanlon. The day finished with a hands on workshop by Paul Kirk (aka The Snake Man) and an interactive workshop with Chris Dart from Netwaste, helping students to reduce the waste that goes to landfill. Paul allows the students to get up close with reptiles. He talked about snake safety and how to handle non-venomous snakes. They also learned what to do if they are bitten and then had a chance to meet some friendly pythons. “We want the students to go away thinking about what they can do in their own homes and schools to make a difference and prevent needless wastage, and the connection between humans and the environment,” said Margot Jolly, CWLL Chairperson. Local State Member of Parliament Philip Donato was there to recognise the support of the Parliamentary Friends of Landcare and participated with the students in activities. Philip was joined by Cr Bill Jayet from Parkes Shire Council and Cr Jeff Nicholson from Forbes Shire Council.

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Australian Children’s Laureate In Parkes “Our imaginations can take us anywhere we want to be.” Morris Gleitzman, bestselling Australian children’s author and Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-2019, was at the Parkes Library on Wednesday as part of a seven week schools tour around the country. He held three sessions for primary and high school students from across the Shire and Forbes sharing stories, anecdotes and secrets of writing. He started off telling them that he used to have a big problem writing the first sentence of a story. “I would sit there for hours, until I discovered the secret to starting a story.” He read the first sentences of several of his books to illustrate that the main character of any story needs to have a problem. “It needs to be declared in the first or second sentence of the story,” said Morris. Students were enthralled by his energy, passion and sense of humour, and asked many questions. One student even advised him “if he didn’t want to be an author anymore he could be a comedian”. Home school student Annabelle Border said her favourite thing was his tips for writing. Morris’ books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His titles include Two Weeks With The Queen, Grace, Doubting Thomas, Bumface, Give Peas A Chance, Extra Time, Loyal Creatures, Snot Chocolate and the series Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. His role as the Australian Children’s Laureate is to promote the power of reading to children. Morris’ visit to Parkes was supported by the Charles Sturt University CommunityUniversity Partnership Program - Head of Campus Small Grant Program.

Volunteers Run Radio Station

Community radio station 2LVR, Lachlan Valley Community Radio Inc, invites everyone to its open day on 23 September in Forbes. It was established in 1992 and is completely run by 28 volunteer staff, with the exception of one part-time office employee. The announcers provide 15 hours live programs each day reaching an audience of around 30,000. Broadcasts are 24 hours a day in FM stereo. Programs are streamed all over the world on the web. The overnight programs are produced by a volunteer, as well as local news, while national news on the hour comes by satellite from 2UE in Sydney.

All local community service announcements are produced by volunteers and are free of charge. The main source of income is from sponsors advertising on the station, plus government grants from time to time. An annual member’s contribution of $10 is a further source of income with about 250 members currently. As there is a lot of costs to keep the station on the air, there is always a need for volunteers to help out, or sponsors to advertise. Please contact the station if you would like more information. By Kevin Dwyer

Author Morris Gleitzman with Elsie Orr from Middleton Public School at the Parkes Library on Wednesday.

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WHAT’S On 14 Sep

Community Reading Day – Be REaDiculous at Cooke Park from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

14-21 Sep My Favourite Things exhibition of paintings, drawings and pottery by Sarah Bowkett at the Parkes Library. 15 Sep 15 Sep Chairperson of Central West Lachlan Landcare Margot Jolly gets a hug from a python at Eco Day for schools in Parkes and Forbes at the Central West Livestock Exchange last Thursday.

18 Sep

CanAssist monthly meeting at Neighbourhood Central at 7pm.

19 Sep

Red Cross Zone Meeting at Parkes Red Cross Rooms from 9am. Registration cost $15. All welcome. Guest speakers.

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25 Sep The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival programme was launched on Monday. Attending the colourful event were Adele Hawke, Stela Alexander and Donna Davis.

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The Designer of the Phoenix Group of Newspapers tied the knot last weekend with Chris Brien, better known as George. With them are Lisa’s daughters Poppy (11) and Bella (9). Congratulations!

Creative Crochet workshop at the Parkes Library from 10am - 4pm, Parkes Library. Join crochet expert Kelly McGirr to learn all about crocheting over two Saturdays creating your own crochet pieces. Suitable for beginners from age 16+ Cost: $10. Bookings required with payment at Parkes Library.

17-21 Sep Parkes Shire Council bulky waste clean-up for residents only. Put waste out weekend before Monday, 17th September.

19 Sep

Banjo the Frog also attended Eco Day to teach students about recycled water. He is named after a native frog in our area, the giant banjo frog. Banjo is with Parkes Councillor Bill Jayet and Philip Donato MP.

Saturday Storytime – fun, play, games, stories, make, discover at the Parkes Library from 11am - 12pm. Families are invited to find the hidden library treasures!


Bush walking with National Parks Association at Black Ridge 5km medium walk. Meet at Bushman’s Dam at 9am. Leader: Merran Cannon, contact 6866 1225 night before walk. Bring enough food and water for the entire day, and suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. $2 donation per walker .

Storytime at the Parkes Library from 10.30 - 11.30am. A fun way to boost pre-school children’s reading-readiness skills. Make friends, enjoy stories, learn rhymes. Children 3-5 years and parents/carers (younger children welcome). Rhyme Time Songs at the Parkes Library from 10.30 - 11:15am with rhymes, music and movement! Fun ways for your children to become reading-ready. Children 0-3 years and parents/carers (older children welcome).

Lachlan Valley Community Radio Open Day at Parkes Road in Forbes at 11am. Have a look at the studios, say hello to the announcers and put a face to the voice with a sausage sizzle, finger food, cakes, slices, tea and coffee. RSVP Thursday, 20th September on 0428 662 549 or 0498 132 758, or email:

The Arthritis Support Group meets for social support at Pink Orchid Cafe, Bushman Street at 10am. All Welcome. National Police Remembrance Day at St George’s Anglican Church in Parkes at 10am. Community welcome to attend.

Farmers Friday at Georgie’s Hub supplying grocery staples, bread, fruit, vegetables and meat (when available) to farmers for free from 1-4pm. Enquiries call 0439 875 054. Parkes Aviation Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays. The ever-growing collection is located at the Parkes Regional Airport. Parkes Camera Club meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday night of the month at 7pm at Neighbourhood Central on the corner of Bushman and Currajong Streets. All welcome. Contact email address

Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm for 7pm. The April meeting is at the Broadway Hotel. The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross offers a plate of homemade slices and cakes, sandwiches and tea or coffee for $6 every Friday from 10am to 3pm.

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OUR Gal Amelia Tanswell 2018 Parkes Showgirl How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Close to 23 years. I love being close to my friends and family. Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? Byrne Clothing, working with the best people and listening to good tunes while we’re at it! What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? Hang out with friends, you’ll mostly find us eating parmys, watching footy or dancing around while on local shopping adventures. What are you really good at? Being late and playing pool. If you could have a superpower what would it be? The ability to teleport. What is your pet hate? When people use the wrong homophones and don’t use their blinkers. Tell us about your best holiday. I spent seven weeks in America last year and had the absolute best time. It still wasn’t long enough! A couple of highlights were meeting some incredible friends on Contiki, hiking and camping through the most amazing national parks (especially the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone), skiing Whistler Mountain, having a hot chocolate at Central Perk, watching multiple Broadway musicals and absolutely everything about New York City!


Keeping you fit for life

Ankle Sprains Lateral ligament sprains of the ankle are one of the most common sports injuries, and because they are so common they are often managed too casually and many go untreated. From a clinical point of view the problem with a lateral ligament sprain of the ankle is that they have a very high incidence of recurrence. Gribble et al, 2016, Attenborough et al, 2015 and Tanen et al, 2014 (references can be supplied upon request), found 30-50% of the athletic population and 20% of the general population will go on to suffer from chronic ankle symptoms. These symptoms are often referred to as chronic ankle instability and include pain, swelling, laxity and instability. The contributing factors to the development of chronic ankle instability include: not seeking medical attention for the primary lateral ankle sprain; and returning to sport when pain has decreased but function has not been fully restored. The absence of pain does not mean that you are ready to return to sport. Decreases in strength, range of movement, proprioception and balance need to be restored. Doherty et al, 2016 found that exercise therapy when performed in high doses (5 x 30 mins per week for six weeks) reduced the chances of recurrent lateral ligament sprains in the ankle by 42% and bracing/ taping reduced the risk by 62%. It is currently recommended that you brace or tape your ankle for every game and training session for at least six weeks. The decision to return to sport after a lateral ligament sprain should be based on strength, balance and hop tests rather than time or absence of pain. For the fitness of you Linda Reilly

Linda Reilly


APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist 27 Clarinda St, Parkes NSW 2870 Telephone: 02 6862 5005

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BRIGHT FUTURE… The Parkes & District Amateur Soccer Association is one of several clubs in NSW to benefit from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund, and received $150,000 last week. At the handover were (l-r) Wayne Osborne (junior vice-president), Kevin Medlyn (president), Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless, Angela BottaroPorter (grants administrator) and Parkes Mayor Ken Keith.

Parkes Soccer Score Big

The Parkes & District Amateur Soccer Association received a big boost last week towards upgrading amenities at the soccer fields. Parkes is one of several clubs in NSW to benefit from $4.1 million from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund. Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless was in Parkes to hand over a cheque of $150,000 to President Kevin Medlyn. Kevin said the club was no longer able to attract big tournaments to Parkes because

of its lack of suitable amenities. “We will refurbish the change rooms, add toilets and showers and build a new entrance.” The facilities are also not suitable for local players as the club saw an increase of 200 members this year following the Government incentive to get kids active. “We have 500 players here on a Saturday, and 150 on Sundays using the facilities,” said Kevin. The total cost of the renovation would be over $300,000 with the club putting in $20,000.

The first round of the Championship Fours were played in blustery conditions on Tuesday with E Miller, K Keogh, R Went and L Byrne defeating M Miller, M Riordan, M Hawken and A Jones. The draw for the second round on 18th September are: M Rodgers, M Iffland, L Orr, M Grant vs J McPhee, H Harvey ,L Baker, K Evans; and M Iffland, V Westcott, G Carty, C Frame vs E Miller, K Keogh, R Went, L Byrne. Nominations for the minor singles and minor pairs are now open. The Jones Shield will be played at Condobolin on Thursday, 20th September. Team 1: D Howell, M Miller, M Iffland and Davies. Team 2: M Rodgers, H McPherson, G Carty, M Riordan; Manager M Iffland. A Parkes team will be travelling to Blayney this week to compete in the Taber Shield, we wish them luck! Bowlers are needed to play at 1pm on Saturday, 22nd September as a large group of bowlers from Belrose will be here. To play social bowls ring Brenda Davies and Di Howell between 9am and 9.30am on 6862 1446.

Awards For Hockey Players

Parkes Hockey Incorporated held a successful presentation night at the Parkes Services Club last weekend to announce the 2018 awards. The recipients were: • A Grade Best And Fairest: Graeme Thompson and India Draper • B Grade Best And Fairest: Ryan Dunford and Lara Piercy • Most Outstanding Juniors: Kyle Thompson and India Draper • Junior Encouragement Award: Tristan Hanstock and Jazlyn Greenwood • A Grade Leading Goalscorers: Brad Gardiner and Madeline Bott • B Grade Leading Goalscorers: Craig Kelly and Abigail Simpson • Goalkeeper Award: Mark Swan, Will Blunt and Megan Hornery • Umpiring Award: Aaron Thorne, Megan Hornery, Declan Daley and Emmie Searl • Sportsmanship And Dedication: Brendon Roffe and Denise Gersbach

A Grade Best And Fairest: Graeme Thomp- B Grade Best And Fairest: Ryan Dunford son and India Draper. and Lara Piercy.

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The Parkes Phoenix Issue 130