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WIN A FAMILY PASS Complete the below entry form and return it to Ian Simpson & Co office, or enter online via our website for your chance to win. FOOTPRINTS FOR CANCER... Kerry Dunstan is retracing the footsteps of his past in order to make a brighter future possible for others. Kerry and eight other walkers started their 100km journey for the ‘Seventy for 70 Thousand WALK’ fundraiser from Condobolin to Forbes last night and are due to be back at Victoria Park at 6pm today.

Turning Seventy Into 70 Thousand For Cancer

This Friday afternoon when most of us have finished work for the day and are perhaps feeling a bit drained from challenges possibly presented, Kerry Dunstan would have almost completed a 100km walk and that on his seventieth birthday! Kerry’s milestone birthday was part of the inspiration for his ‘Seventy for 70 Thousand WALK’ fundraising initiative for the Can Assist Forbes branch, of which Kerry was the president for about 13 years and the Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group. “Many of the Breast Cancer Support

Group ladies were very good to my late wife Wendy, when she was sick. Sadly some of those same ladies are going through the same thing now,” said Kerry. It all started when Kerry’s blood sugar levels were a bit high and he started walking to lower it. “While I was walking around in circles, I thought I should be raising money while I’m doing this. Then I thought about the walk and my seventieth birthday coming up,” explained Kerry. Continued on page 11

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THUMBS... MAYORAL NOTES Thank you to the Forbes Shire Council staff, in particular Grants Officer Andrew Rawsthorne, for compiling highly successful grant applications of over $430,000 for major and significant projects in our community announced this week. The funds are part of the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities grants and round two is now open. Council will be looking at more projects with different groups. If your group has a project or is interested, contact a Councillor or Andrew. Applications close on 4th May. Councillors also met to review the flood plain study, with a draft expected in the next few weeks and a document for community consultation to be released following that. Today is a huge day for Kerry Dunstan as he undertakes his Seventy for 70 Thousand WALK from Condobolin to Forbes to raise funds for two local cancer charities, Can Assist and the Breast Cancer Support Group. I will be ready and raring to welcome his party to town when they arrive. I urge anyone who wishes to be involved

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in the Community Reference Panel to express their interest now. It is a great opportunity for people to be involved in and represent the community and advise Council on the service levels and delivery. Maureen and I are looking forward to attending the rugby lunch on Saturday. This

THUMBS UP To all those involved in organising the 2018 International Women’s Day held by the lake in Forbes last Thursday. It was lovely to see so many attend. It was beautiful by the lake and Jean Kittson was ridiculously funny! A fantastic way to start a day, full of laughter along with great company and a great breakfast cooked up by none other than Peter Ashcroft. Well done Forbes!

THUMBS UP To everyone participating in the World’s Greatest Shave. We applaud you!

THUMBS UP To Kerry Dunstan on his seventieth birthday and his fundraiser for Can Assist and the Breast Cancer Support Group.

will actually be our first time in attendance as we are usually on babysitting duties, so I am very excited to be able to attend this year. Kind regards Mayor Graeme Miller

FORBES SHIRE COUNCIL “Serving the Community” Public Notices

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD THURSDAY 19TH APRIL AT 1PM PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FORBES LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2013. Council proposes to amend the Forbes Local Environmental Plan 2013, in accordance with the requirements under Section 56 (2) (c) and 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The planning proposal will be on public exhibition for 28 days, from 2 March to 5pm 30 March and may be examined at Council’s Administration Office, 2 Court Street Forbes or on Council’s website via Planning and Development- Applications and Proposals on Public Exhibition-Planning instruments on Public Exhibition. What is the planning proposal for? The planning proposal is for the purpose of inserting a model clause into the Forbes Local Environmental Plan 2013 to allow for minor boundary adjustments between lots in RU1 Primary Production and RU4 Primary Production Small Lots zones that are below the minimum lot size and/or where there may be an existing dwelling. The insertion of the model clause will not allow for additional lots to be created or the opportunity for additional dwellings to be erected. Written submissions will be received up until 5pm on the 30 March. Should you wish to make a written submission in relation to the Planning Proposal it should be addressed to the General Manager, Forbes Shire Council, PO Box 333, Forbes 2871. If you wish to email a submission to Forbes Shire Council you can email the submission to . If you wish to object to the proposal you must clearly explain the reasons in your submission. Should you require further information please contact Alexandra Power, Council’s Town Planner on (02) 6850 2300.

CLASSIFICATION OF COUNCIL-OWNED LAND NOTICE is hereby given that Forbes Shire Council, resolved on 15 February 2018 its intention to classify the land described hereunder as Operational Land pursuant to Section 34 of the Local Government Act, 1993. Council will receive submissions addressed to the General Manager on its intention until 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018. For further information contact Council’s Senior Administration Officer on 6850 2300 or SCHEDULE 1: Lot 25, DP 121047, Lot 28 DP121047 & Lot 29 DP 121047, located near Forester St in the Forbes Racecourse precinct.

RECRUITMENT The following positions are currently being advertised: • Learning and Development Advisor; • Engineering Works Coordinator • Manager Property and Land Please refer to Councils website for further information. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS & COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES DETERMINED BETWEEN 1 FEBRUARY 2018 AND 28 FEBRUARY 2018 In accordance with Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that Forbes Shire Council, as consent authority for the developments listed in this notice, has issued the following DEVELOPMENT DETERMINATIONS. The development consents and determinations of applications for Complying Development Certificates listed are available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary office hours being 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays) at Council’s Administration Office, at 2 Court Street, Forbes. DA No.


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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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QUESTION of the week ing, Lyn Goodwin, Sandra Albertson, Carol Gorton, Julie Smith, Christine Budge, Erin Bond and Linda van Coller. Please collect your cups from the Forbes Phoenix desk at Ian Simpson and Co at 88A Lachlan Street.

Spectacular event... The famous Air Force Roulettes will be part of the Aero Spectacular on 14th April in Parkes.

Aero Spectacular: The Parkes Aero Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary on 14th April with a spectacular air display. Apart from the air display, there will be on ground static displays of antique aircraft and cars, merchandise and food stalls, jumping castle and other attractions for children. Gates open at 10am, air display from 12 to 3pm. Entry fees $60 (2 adults 2 children), adults $25 and to 18 years $10. Win a free flight in the prize draw for all online purchases through 123 Tix. World’s Greatest Shave: Our wonderful Forbes Phoenix sales lady, Kate Small is taking part in the #worldsgreatestshave this year. She has pledged to get a ‘hidden rainbow’ done at Hair with Style this Friday and will document her journey on our Facebook page. She is very nervous about this extremely colourful change but hopes to raise at least $250 towards helping families struggling with cancer. Go to and search Katelin Small to donate to her page. Every cent counts! Netwaste BYO Coffee Cup Winners: Congratulations to: C. Nelson, Ann Nelson, Graeme Thornton, Annette Thornton, Cheryl Walklate, Lorraine Chanolen, Bev Chandler, A. Haley, Bev Green, Phebe Woods, David Acheson, Sueanne Nixon, Lyn Goodwin, Bruce Adams, Lyn Ward, Jennifer Purdie, Ron Hocking, Sandra Hock-

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What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Youth and Heritage Awards: A reminder that there is only one week left to lodge your nominations for the Youth Week and Heritage Week awards. Applications for the awards close on Friday, 23rd March. Northside Chapel Fundraiser: The Northside Chapel operates from the old Guide Hall in Johnson Street and brings games and Bible stories to young people in the area. The children are picked up from their homes by bus every second Sunday in the month and every Wednesday and are returned home afterwards. The gathering is growing and a bigger bus is required. To raise funds for the bigger bus the Chapel committee have decided on a sheep drive and are asking producers to give a lamb or sheep on sale day, the 10th April. Contact Ian Thomas for further information on 6851 4350.

Kaye McMillan: I am most proud of the support that we’ve given our children throughout the years. That has helped them achieve the success they can celebrate today.

Felicity Nolan: The kids we have.

This year’s Footy Tipping competition prize is donated by Aaron Acheson from Acheson’s Home Timber and Hardware. Aaron has kindly donated a family Weber valued at $788. Good luck to all the participants!

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Julie Forrester: I am most proud of raising four daughters on my own.

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A rockin’ tribute to the legendary artists who graced the famed Sun Studios in Memphis!


The Sun Records Allstars Return To Oz! Direct from the USA and due to popular demand across Australia The Sun Records All-Stars will return to Australia in 2018. Showcasing the music and the artists of the time, this show is a timely reminder of the birth of Rock ’n’ Roll and the incredible musicians that contributed to the history of music of the time. The 1950s was the birth of Rock ’n’ Roll and many would say it started in Memphis, Tennessee. Sun Records and Sun Studios was launched by legendary American producer Sam Phillips, quite appropriately on January 3rd, 1950, and became the

launching pad for numerous Rock ‘n’ Roll greats, most notably Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. The music recorded in that building went on to become the foundation of modern music – everyone from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones to Foo Fighters went on to credit these great musicians as providing inspiration and love of music that shaped their music careers. The Sun Records All-Stars is an all singing, all playing tribute to the origins of Rock ‘n’ Roll where it all began in the 50s at the

famous Sun Records. This was the day that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, also known as the “Million Dollar Quartet” got together in a tiny studio and along with Sam Philips, changed music forever. The show is presented in two parts, featuring all the hits that captures the imagination, the passion and the phenomenon of this incredible era of music with authenticity and dedication. The Sun Records All-Stars are playing at the Bathurst Panthers on Saturday 25th March 2018.

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Easter Show Just Keeps Getting Better The 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show will be held from Friday, 23rd March until Tuesday, 3rd April. The traditional coming together of city and country began in Sydney in 1822 and the 2018 Show will be the 20th anniversary of “The Show” being held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. General Manager Agriculture and the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Murray Wilton says getting online early will save you money on Easter Show tickets. “The Sydney Royal Easter Show is fast approaching and our team has been working tirelessly to deliver a sensational 2018 Show,” said Murray “From woodchop and pet and livestock competitions to the very latest in fashion and technology. The Sydney Royal Easter Show always delivers and we are certain 2018 will continue that tradition of top shelf entertainment and learning.” The 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show has many new attractions including a Silent Disco After Dark event for 18+. This disco will light up the night, but not in the conventional way you may be thinking! Featuring

Amastro, Colour Castle, Hydraulix, KAYEX, SAYYA and Audiopaxx DJ’s. Three different dj’s will perform each night of the event, spinning a wide range of genres from the hottest hits to old-school favourites. For the younger ones there will be the likes of Paw Patrol, Despicable Me 3 and Shimmer and Shine in the Amphitheatre. And don’t forget the Outback Stockman Arena will be full of entertainment and things to do with sheep shearing, the Bonnie Yard Dogs and the Dairy Farmers Milking Barn, you’d be barking mad not to check it out! Tickets pre-purchased online prior to the show start at: $37 adult, $22 child (4 to 15 years), $27 concession and $99.50 family (2 adults and 2 children). Tickets can be purchased online via www.eastershow. To stand a chance to win a family pass to the show, complete the entry form on the front page and return it to the Ian Simpson & Co office. Or enter online via our website for your chance to win. Entries close 2pm on Thursday, 22nd March.


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Dental traumas from a sporting injury can include chipped, cracked, fractured or knocked-out teeth, a broken jaw, or damage to the nerve of the tooth, the tongue, the cheeks and cut to the lips. Unfortunately, a single case of dental trauma can lead to a lifetime of dental treatment in order to maintain the strength and health of the damaged tooth/teeth, not to mention the expensive costs involved. Often repair work can not last forever, so damaged teeth can become a lifelong problem. We regularly get phone calls from very nervous parents urgently wanting to book an emergency appointment because their son or daughter had their tooth knocked out or experienced some form of dental trauma whilst playing sport. A lot of these injuries can be prevented if only they had been wearing a good protective mouth guard at the time. Not just any ordinary mouth guard (like a stock mouth guard available overthe-counter) will do, but a professionally fitted sports mouth guard custom-made for the sports your child is playing. One size fits all or ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards are ill-fitted and loose in the mouth, they offer limited protection, are quite uncomfortable to wear and can sometimes make breathing and speaking difficult. No wonder kids don’t like to wear them! If you ask me, I think they are a complete waste of money and wearing them can be even more dangerous during impact as they can do more harm than good. For a custom fitted mouthguard, visit Forbes Family Dentists in 2 Templar Street or call them on 6851 5505.

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Help Us Build A School In Nepal

The team at Flannery’s Pharmacy is busy raising funds to build a school in Nepal. “The Nepal earthquakes in 2015 were devastating,” said Debbie Prior, Manager of Flannery’s Pharmacy. “In addition to significant loss of life, they caused damage to over 35,000 classrooms across the country, leaving more than a million children lacking access to safe learning spaces.” The magnitude 7.8 earthquake and subsequent tremors which struck Nepal two-anda-half years ago claimed the lives of 9,000 people, injured tens of thousands more and destroyed homes, schools and roads. In the Lower Solukhumbu region alone, 200 schools were destroyed and more than 600 classrooms lost. The Flannery’s team has been busy raising funds for this worthwhile cause. Recently, team members provided home baked morning tea to local businesses. “We raised roughly $400 thanks to the generosity of local businesses and their staff,” said Debbie. Flannery’s Pharmacy has a donation tin in the pharmacy for anyone who might like to donate. “Our next fund raising activity will be an Easter basket raffle, so please call in to Flannery’s to buy a ticket or make a donation,” said Debbie.

One of the many schools destroyed in the devastating earthquakes.

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TITLE: The Year That Changed Everything AUTHOR: Cathy Kelly LENGTH: 400 pages Three women celebrate their birthdays... 30, 40 and 50. But these milestone birthdays marks the start of a year that will change everything. Ginger isn’t spending her thirtieth the way she would have planned. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. Callie is celebrating her fiftieth at a big party in her Dublin home.

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THE BBQ IN THEATRES NOW Dazza has a passion for barbequing. He accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends he seeks tutelage from the tyrannical Scottish chef and together they enter an international barbecue competition. Rating: PG (Mild themes and coarse language) Genre: Comedy Directed By: Stephen Amis Runtime: 87 minutes

DAYOf Action!

On Friday, 16th March, Australian schools will stand united to celebrate the 8th National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and in 2018, schools are called to imagine a world free from bullying. The National Day is a positive day of action, bringing school communities together to help find workable solutions that address bullying and violence.

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Kerry Dunstan How long have you lived in Forbes and what do you like about living here? I’ve been living in Forbes since 1974. I find it to be a great, friendly town with very helpful people. Where do you work and what do you enjoy about your work? I’m retired now and of course busier than ever. I was working for Mcfeeters Wool for 37 years before that, which is a long time in one job. What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? I like to be with family, relax and watch the races and football. Just casual things that most blokes like to do. What are you really good at? Fundraising for charity. If you could have a super power, what would it be? To raise a lot of money for charities, so that all of them always have plenty of it to help people with. Simple as that! What is your pet hate? People that say they’re bored and have nothing to do. There’s no need for them to be.

Brad Teague and his daughter Annie caught this 55cm Murray Cod in the Lachlan River.

CLASSIFIEDS FORBES PHYSIOTHERAPY Linda Reilly APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist 3-5 Spring Street Forbes Phone: 6852 1000 Patios, Rooms, Cladding & Carports (BL83737C) As on TV. Phone 6862 5886 Resume old and tired? Stand out with a professional resume custom made just for you! Contact Dianne Collie on 0414 643 250 or visit WINE BARRELS FOR SALE Half wine barrels $130 each Full wine barrels $250 each Ph: Parkes Brick & Pavers 6862 2253

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Tell us about your best holiday ever. We did a bus trip about twelve years ago to the Northern Territory that was very good and will have to be my favourite holiday adventure.

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LEGAL Eagle Electronic Land Conveyancing And PEXA

The complex laws of contracts still apply to land conveyancing, but the method solicitors undertake conveyancing is changing as we go down the electronic pathway. As the NSW Government has imposed electronic settlements through a company called PEXA, it will become compulsory in the near future for the more common conveyancing settlements to happen electronically. Note: Settlements are when the final monies are paid while at the same time transfers and deeds are handed over, mortgages are discharged and/or mortgages are created on land. Forms still need to be completed, but they are done over the internet. Settlements still take place over the internet, but registration, paying stamp duty and other payments are done electronically and much quicker than the current paper system. Some transactions are already compulsory, for example, stand alone mortgage discharges can no longer be done on paper but must be done through PEXA and thus electronically. For those who have paid off their mortgages and simply want to have their mortgages discharged, they should approach their financial institution and solicitor to arrange registration of that discharge to avoid the mortgage still being registered on their title. All solicitors and financial institutions will need to be registered by 1st July, 2018 with PEXA so that settlements may take place. There will still be the need to have a paper contract and some paper settlements for less common transactions will still need to happen. Here at MATTHEWS WILLIAMS we have been registered with PEXA from almost the inception of electronic conveyancing and we can help you. Do contact us.

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Theresa Galvin was visiting Forbes for the day along with a friend that is doing a course in town.

John McMillan from Gippsland, Victoria was enjoying a cuppa in Victoria Park with his lovely wife Kaye.

Maureen Dale was soaking up the morning sun at the Roundabout Bakery.

Retiree Des Shead collecting his mail.

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15 - 18 Mar The Parkes Hope to Live and Cope Committee are hosting Dr Mark Worthington (BH MDIV STM DTH PLD). Dr Worthington will speak on the impact of suicide and mental health issues at the following locations. Business Breakfast, Parkes Lutheran Church Hall – Friday March 16, 7am. Local Schools – Friday afternoon. Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network Launch, Bogan Gate Hall – Saturday March 17, 10am. Open Community Forum, Coventry Room – Saturday 17, 2pm. For more Information phone Di Gill (Rural Adversity Mental Health Consultant) on 0427 460 430 17 Mar Forbes Rugby Club Presidents Lunch at the rugby union oval beginning at 12pm. With Guest speaker Mick Colliss this is sure to be an amazing event! 17 Mar Forbes Handicraft Centre Market Day, Forbes Handicraft Centre, Lachlan Street, Forbes (outside the store) From 9am. Forbes Handicraft Centre’s Market Day is on again! Come along to find some wonderful items for sale including jams, preserves, home-grown fruit and vegetables, plants, handmade clothing items, home cooking, woodwork and many other handicrafts. 22 Mar “Jarrah Park” Auction, Ian Simpson and Co. Onsite at 6pm. For more information phone Ian on 0417 468 565 or visit 23 Mar Ian Simpson and Co Auction Day, from 11am at Forbes Inn. Multiple properties going under the hammer. For more information phone 6851 1911 or visit 25 Mar The Sun Records All Stars, 7.30pm at Bathurst Panthers. Phone 6330 0600 for tickets. 25 Mar Kosmik Country, 4pm at Parkes Services Club. 25 Mar Easter Raffle at Parkes Services Club. Tickets on sale from 4.30pm. Over $2,000 in Easter eggs and cash to be won. 30 - 31 Mar Tullamore Irish Festival tickets on sale now! This year, the festival is celebrating the best of two great cultures with John Williamson, the Barley Shakes, Maria Ford and the Blackwater Irish Band. Visit for more information. 14 Apr Parkes Aero Spectacular, 10am- 4pm at Parkes Regional Airport. 70th Anniversary Public Aerobatic Airshow. Tickets available on the Facebook page; 19 Apr Forbes Shire Council Meeting, 1pm at Council Chambers. Ongoing Forbes Domestic & Family Violence Committee Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 9.30am at Yoorana, 40-70 Church Street. Contact Renee Ellison on 6850 1234. Ongoing The Rotary Club of Forbes meets at the Vandenberg Hotel on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Call Chris Finkle on 0429 661 358. Ongoing Forbes Widows Support Group Luncheon at the Forbes Services Club, 12pm, the fourth Tuesday of every month. Contact Lyn Ward on 0417 536 619. Transport is available. Ongoing Neighbourhood Watch at the Forbes Services Memorial Club, 7:30pm on the first Monday of the month, November through to April with the meetings returning to 2pm as of May 2018.

There was plenty of laughter and smiles going around at the 2018 International Women’s Day event held at Lions Park on the lake last Thursday.

More than 120 guests at the Women’s Day celebrations enjoyed a delicious breakfast together.

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Keeping you fit for life

Baker’s Cyst A Baker’s cyst, also known as a Popliteal cyst, is a swelling at the back of the knee joint. Baker’s cysts are fairly common and are associated with chronic swelling within the knee joint. They occur, most frequently, secondary to degenerative disease within the knee joint such as osteoarthritis or meniscal degeneration. The main sign that a Baker’s cyst is present will be a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind the knee. This may be tender to touch with pain and stiffness often worsening as the knee is straightened after activity or when squatting or kneeling. Just as a door hinge requires oil to reduce friction and allow smooth movement, similarly, the cartilage and tendons in the knee joint rely on a lubricating fluid called synovial fluid. Synovial fluid circulates around the knee joint and in and out of various fluid sacs called bursae that communicate with the knee joint. Sometimes when a structure within the knee joint is damaged or inflamed too much fluid is produced. If this fluid gets trapped in the popliteal bursae it is called a Baker’s cyst. If a Baker’s cyst is suspected, the whole knee joint should be assessed thoroughly as treatment involves treatment of the underlying cause. Once the cause has been addressed the swelling generally settles down. Sometimes the bursae might be drained or surgically removed but if the underlying cause of the swelling is not corrected the swelling will just return. Strengthening exercises for the lower limb can help to improve joint biomechanics and to decrease the load on the knee. For the fitness of you. Linda Reilly

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Continued from page 1 Kerry has eight other people walking beside him, each one with their own heart rendering story to share and one walker which he is particularly proud of, his son Michael. Ranging between mid 30’s to 72 years of age, the group started their journey from Condobolin on Thursday evening at 10pm and walked throughout the night and the whole of today. Their aim is to reach Forbes at 6pm just in time to get their breath back and celebrate Kerry’s 70th birthday. Walking beside Kerry and Michael from Condobolin to Forbes is Ray Sanderson, Anita Morrison, Jimmy Carpenter, Mick Spry, Tracy Reid, Cameron Greenhalgh and Janet Norton-Knight. Kerry’s walk has been meticulously planned to take him on a trip down memory lane. They started in Condobolin where Kerry was born. Thereafter, it was Moonbi, where Kerry played a lot of cricket and tennis. Then Warroo, where he went to school and had a family farm. Next up Jemalong, where Wendy went to school and also had a family farm. Lastly it will be Forbes, where the couple eventually settled and their children finished school. “I’m re-living my life from birth to seventy in this walk. That’s what it’s all about and also the $70,000 that I hope to raise by doing it.” A celebration event will await Kerry and the walkers upon their return at Victoria Park, where there will be a few speeches and the ‘Pink Pig’. The ‘Pink Pig’ was made out of scrap metal as a money box for people wanting to donate to the cause. Then they will be heading over the road to the Vanden berg Hotel, where the celebrations will continue. The entire community is invited to welcome Kerry and the walkers back at Victoria Park and to be part of the birthday celebrations. To help make Kerry’s 70th birthday more memorable, you can make a donation. For further information contact Kerry on 0428 116 586, Murray Field 0409 892 725, John Schrader 0404 155 247 or Lee Marsh 0414 682 754. By Gizell van Wyk

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Friday 16th March 10.30am Fifty Shades Freed 12.50pm The BBQ 2.30pm I, Tonya 4.45pm Black Panther 7.10pm Fifty Shades Freed 9.05pm Black Panther Saturday 17th March 10.30am Coco 12.30pm The BBQ 2.10pm Black Panther 4.35pm Fifty Shades Freed 6.30pm Black Panther 9.00pm Fifty Shades Freed Sunday 18th March 10.30am Ferdinand 12.30pm The BBQ

2.10pm Black Panther 4.35pm I, Tonya

6.45pm Fifty Shades Freed 8.40pm The BBQ

Monday 19th March 10.30am Black Panther 1.00pm Fifty Shades Freed 3.45pm I, Tonya 6.00pm Black Panther 8.30pm The BBQ 8.35pm The BBQ Tuesday 20th March 10.30am Fifty Shades Freed 12.55pm I, Tonya 3.15pm Black Panther 5.40pm The BBQ 7.30pm Black Panther Wednesday 21st March 10.30am I, Tonya 12.40pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2.45pm Fifty Shades Freed 4.40pm The BBQ 6.20pm Black Panther 8.45pm Fifty Shades Freed

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The members of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club that represented Western NSW in the National Dragon Boat Championships was Beth and Bill Thomas, Claire Davis, Rochelle Smith, Warren and Donna Edwards and Chris Favelle.

National Dragon Boat Championships

The National Dragon Boat Championships on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast held on 4th March, was a proud and memorable event for local representatives of the Western NSW squad, Warren and Donna Edwards, Bill and Beth Thomas, and Rochelle

Smith (Parkes) and Claire Davis and Chris Favelle (Forbes). The team did not take away any medals this time but they brought home the invaluable experience of paddling 500 metre races in a highly esteemed national

event, which is an amazing achievement on its own. Personal best times in all race categories entered, Women’s, Mixed and Opens, was achieved. “It was a fabulous day on Lake Kawana,” said state coach Deb Clarke. “Each and every one paddled so strongly with true determination and commitment. I couldn’t ask for more.” Assistant coach Lou Linke agreed, congratulating the team on a great campaign: “You did Regional NSW proud!” Many special moments were shared by the ‘Westies’ as they were affectionately known on the day. Not least were attending the opening ceremony together, their shared barbeque, pre-race and post-race dinners. One of their most fun moments was jumping into the ocean current together in the nationals uniforms at the end of racing day and forming a starfish as they floated together towards the beach in peals of laughter. By the time they said goodbye to their ‘Westie’ teammates from Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Lithgow and Wagga Wagga, they all realised that the best part of the whole experience had been being together as a team, becoming true friends and genuinely loving each other’s company as they raced together and played together.

Pink Day At The Forbes Golf Club The sunshine brought out the best in the golfers’ scores and their outfits, worn to support the ‘Pink Day’. Saturday’s event was an 18-hole Stableford, sponsored by Ian Simpson & Co Real Estate, contested by 74 players. The golfers also donated in support of the ‘Pink Day’, a means of raising money in support of the Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group. The A-division winner was Doug Churchill with an outstanding 43 points, on count back. Runner up was Paul Pymont, who enjoyed slightly cooler conditions earlier in the day. He had 43 points, but was pipped by one stroke on the back-9. The B-division winner was Greg Webb with 42 points, to continue his form. Not far behind was Robert Borger on 40 points. He had consistent scoring on the back-9. The ball sweep went to 37 on count back, being distributed to: 43 – D Churchill, P Pymont, N Duncan: 42 – G Webb; 40 – R Borger; 39 – C Alley, Mike Wood, T Callaghan, A Tucker, M Spice, B Doyle; 38 – R Taylor, D McAuliffe, R Searl, P Grayson, D Clarke; 37 – M Andrews, B Collie, M Wood Jnr, F Hanns. The NTP’s went to: 9th – S Uphill; 18th – Alf Davies.

The visitors included Richard Searl and Mike Bradley Wood. Niel Duncan was unlucky to miss out on a prize. He scored 43 points to come third and this with his second-ever best score of 77. On Sunday, the regular Stableford Medley produced the usual crowd. The winner was Ray Taylor with 43 points. Runner-up was Ron Morris with a credible 39 points. Ray was pleased to match his age with his score. Also on Sunday, Forbes had two teams in the CWDGA Inter-Club Pennants semifinals being played at Duntryleague. It was a day of mixed success with the Division 1 team losing 3-2 to Dubbo, while the Division 4 team won 3-2 against Dubbo. This carries them into the final against Wellington, to be played at Cowra on Sunday, 18th March. The golfers embraced the ‘Pink Day’ event at the Forbes Golf Club. Numerous players wore pink, which was very fetching on many of the lady players and made some of the men players quite attractive. Some of the outfits were very inventive and others required some courage to wear. Donations were aplenty, with the golfers contributing $134 which will go to the Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group.

Some players had missed the notifications and were disappointed that they were not able to really dazzle the course. There will be a chance again next year. Nominations for the Forbes Veteran’s ‘Week of Golf’, set for 23rd to 27th April, are quite slow. Please hurry and put your nominations in as we need early notification for catering purposes and for notification to the NSW Vets Golf. Entry forms are available in the Pro Shop now. By Short Putt

Terry Griffiths and Steve Grallelis supporting the ‘Pink Day’ held at the Forbes Golf Club.

The Forbes Phoenix Issue 134  
The Forbes Phoenix Issue 134