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BIRD’S EYE VIEW...… Australia’s X Alps competitor, Che Golus, with passenger Jayden Polidano flying high over Trundle at the Wings Out West Paragliding Competition.

Trundle Flying High In Paragliding World Trundle might be best known for its annual ABBA Festival, but it is expected to become synonymous with paragliding after the highly successful and first ever ground towing competition in Australia held there this week. The Wings Out West Competition saw a total of 35 pilots took to the abundance of air space over the four-day event with Paul Kimber from NSW claiming the first place. He was followed by Dave Gibbs from Queensland and in third place was Stephen Noble from NSW. Erica Caro from New Zealand took out the women’s category. “It was a great event for pilots new to competition, as well as a challenge for the more experienced pilots,” said organiser John Brassil. Pilots flew over 7,000km with many setting personal records in tremendous fly-

ing conditions. According to co-organiser Phillip Mansell from Dubbo, they were overwhelmed with how many pilots either recorded their highest, furthest or longest flight. For many of the pilots it was their first experience of Central West NSW and doing ground tow paragliding. “Most competitions start with a foot launch from a hill,” said Phillip. “We’ve had such positive feedback that we are definitely looking into making it an annual event.” John thanked the local community for “their unbelievable hospitality, especially the assistance from the Kelly family”. He said the dinner and bush dance hosted by the Trundle community was a highlight. “The hit dance was Winds of Trundle, a variation on the popular Waves of Bondi.” By Maggi Barnard

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MAYORAL NOTES This week Parkes welcomed over 200 councillors, council staff and tourism operators for the 2018 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference. Delegates from across the state heard from industry experts and leaders over the three-day conference at the Parkes Leagues Club. Our region’s most recognised tourism attraction was the centrepiece for the official conference dinner held at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope on Wednesday. Residents are invited to tour our multi award winning infrastructure sites next Saturday, 24th March. The Community Open Day of the new Water and Sewage Treatment Plants is an opportunity to learn about the treatment process with guided tours, activities and giveaways. With a combined budget of more than $100 million, the Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal projects represent the largest capital works that Council has ever undertaken to ensure

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The Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils are looking for youth actors to star in the 10th annual mock crash demonstration in August, which is the cornerstone of the NOT A STATISTIC! Youth Driver Education Program. “We are looking for three actors over 16 to join our team and are holding auditions on Wednesday, 21st March at 5pm in the Parkes Shire Council Chambers,” said the Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor. Local actor Krystle-Lee McMurray, who has been involved for the last few years, is returning this year and said: “It is such a great experience, and a really interesting mix of acting in front of a camera, as well as a live audience of over 500 Year 10 students.” Pre-registration for the auditions is essential. Contact Melanie on 6861 2364, 0428 400 627 or Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw. ry, the demonstration aims to improve the attitudes and behaviours of young drivers and passengers. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, 21st March at 5pm in the Council Chambers. Interested youth can contact 6861 2364. Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire

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What Little Athletics event Lewin, Eileen Newport, Donna Stone, David Acheson, Rhianon Platt, Charles do you like the most? Pacenka, Liz Ward, Dan Fredericks, Cindy Harrison, Nigel McKeown, Di Shearing, Katrian Allen, Wendy Hall, Karin Murray, Parkes Coradgery & Diggers Amateur Racing Parkes Jockey presents kes Coradgery & Diggers Amateur Racing ClubClub and and Parkes Jockey ClubClub Inc. Inc. presents Fiona McKenzie, Claire Cassell, Fiona McGonigal and Joy Wright. Please collect your prize filled with a free coffee from the Pink Orchid Café and Florist at 18 Bushman Street.

ARKES PICNIC PARKES PICNICRACES RACES UNE LONG JUNE LONGWEEKEND WEEKEND Birdee and Georgia Siders performed as the duo called Envyll at the February Muster of the Parkes & District Country Music Association.

Country Music: The March Muster of the Parkes & District Country Music Association falls on St Patrick’s Day, tomorrow, at 7:30pm at the Parkes Services Club with guest artist Jayson Patrick O’Brien. Interested performers of any genre are invited to perform. The February Muster was a great success with Ernie Burgers from Cowra and Garry Hollier from Dubbo filling feature spots, regulars, and three new performers from Parkes. Hannah Dunn and duo Birdee and Georgia Siders called Envyll.

Healthy Harold Relay: Join the annual Healthy Harold Swim Relay fundraiser on Sunday at the Parkes Aquatic Centre between 10am and 4pm. It will be a free pool day with free inflatable hire for an hour and ice blocks to participants of the winning school. Entry forms at the Champion Post, Absolutely Hair (207 Clarinda St) and the Parkes Shire Council Office or contact Wendy on 0418 469 294 or email

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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 10am, air display from 12 - 3pm. Entry fees $60 (2 adults 2 children), adults $25, to 18 years $10. Win a free flight in the prize draw for all online purchases through 123 Tix.

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Open Day: Council’s newest infrastructure sites will be open to the public on Saturday, 24th March for a long-awaited Community Day, coinciding with World Water Day celebrations. There will be guided tours at the new Water TreatmentParkes Plant,Coradgery refreshments, ParkesCoradgery DiggersAmateur AmateurRacing RacingClub Cluband andParkes ParkesJockey JockeyClub ClubInc. Inc.presents presents &&Diggers entertainment and giveaways. A free shutXander Lasserre: Running is my favourite. tle bus will take groups to the new Sewage (Includes FREEas bus Treatment Plant well.bus The Water Treat(Includes FREE town) back toopen town)from 10am to 2pm. ment back Plantto will be Parking available off Webb Street. Visitors must wear fully enclosed, flat shoes. Further details available at www.parkes.nsw.





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Students Gain Top Flight In Experience Parkes Christian School might not have defended their title at the Moomba Birdman Rally successfully, but they raised lots of money for a good cause and came back rich in experience. In blustery, unpredictable conditions in Melbourne on Sunday, the title for the longest flight became a virtual lottery, however the Parkes Christian School crew did well to manage five metres from a standing start into the Yarra River. Design and Technology teacher Jason Wynstra said this distance was short of what the students were hoping for, “however it is the experience that really mattered”. “The flight of our craft, the Parkes Fly-

er 2, was forced into a stall by a gust of wind, and although we lost momentum, it levelled off and gently descended into the Yarra performing exceptionally well. With our charity points added we achieved a respectable 14 metres.” Pilot Phil Seeley was very impressed with the construction of the Parkes Flyer 2. Another great achievement for the team was raising $1,400 for Currajong Disability Services (CDS). “We are absolutely over the moon,” said Dane Millerd, Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator of CDS. “It is often these unheralded acts of generosity that make the Parkes community such a special place.”

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The 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show from Friday, 23rd March to Tuesday, 3rd April will have many new attractions this year including the likes of Paw Patrol, Despicable Me 3 and Shimmer and Shine for children. The Outback Stockman Arena will have Sheep Shearing, the Bonnie Yard Dogs and the Dairy Farmers Milking Barn. The show also offers the latest in fashion and technology. See our competition on page 8 to win tickets to this year’s show!

The Birth Of Rock ‘n Roll The Sun Records All-Stars show, direct from the USA, showcases the music and artists of the birth of rock ’n roll and the musicians that contributed to the history of music. Sun Records and Sun Studios was launched by legendary American producer Sam Phillips in 1950 and became the launching pad for numerous stars, most notably Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. The show, presented in two parts, features all the hits that captures the imagination, the passion and the phenomenon of this incredible era of music.

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Braving The Shave For Cancer It is time for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave and one Parkes resident is going to need a lot of support today. Trilbie Bermingham from Currajong Disability Services will be shaving her head at the Parkes Hotel at 6pm today to help raise vital funds for Leukaemia and cancer research. The World’s Greatest Shave, now in it’s 20th year, is well supported by locals each year, and a big turn-out will be on hand to watch Trilbie lose her locks tonight. “So far I have managed to raise $570,” said Trilbie. “I am hoping to add to that. There will be raffles on the night,” she said. Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia with 35 people diagnosed every day. For more information on how to donate Marg Stirling from Forbes was doing a rehab program at the gym when she met a group of ladies doing breast cancer exercises. She decided to raise money by shaving her hair on Saturday, 16th June at the Forbes Rugby Union Club, and donate her hair to make a wig. The money raised will go towards the local Wig Library, run by Janice Cassidy of Cassidy’s Hair Salon in Parkes.

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Brad Parker and Thomas Davis watch Indigo Kriedemann getting ready to snip Trilbie Bermingham’s ponytail.


Joel and Talan Breaden have been overwhelmed with the response of the Parkes community after shaving their heads last week in an effort to raise awareness of and money for ovarian cancer. “We have received a great response and currently have $8,218.53, which is incredible!” said Talan. He said it included $650 raised by Parkes Public School. Team Breaden, as they are known, gave Adele Hawke of Adele’s Salon the honour of giving them a buzz cut. Adele is helping them organise further events to raise more money. If you would like to support Team Breaden go to

Janice Cassidy (middle) and Lachlan Breast Care Nurse Dianne Green (right) have a laugh while giving Marg Stirling a taste of what’s to come when she shaves her hair in support of breast cancer.

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Big Boost To Local Economy Parkes Shire Council welcomed over 200 delegates to town for the 2018 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference this week. Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said the event was a huge boost to the local economy. “These delegates were particularly important as they were tourism specialists and will become advocates for the whole Parkes experience.” Parkes Shire Destination Development Manager Kelly Hendry said: "The conference reinforced the value of tourism to local economies with the return on investment shown to be higher than that of mining and manufacturing with every $1 spent by visitors, generating a further 92 cents in other parts of the economy." The three-day conference was opened by NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall.

WHAT’S On 8 - 27 Mar Norman Lindsay Exhibit at the Parkes Shire Library. 15 - 18 Dr Mark Worthing, hosted by The Parkes Hope to Live and Cope Committee, Mar will speak on the impact of suicide and mental health issues at a Business Breakfast, Parkes Lutheran Church Hall on 16th March at 7am; local schools on 16th March; Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network Launch at Bogan Gate Hall on 17th March at 10am; Open Community Forum, Coventry Room on 17th March at 2pm. For more information phone Di Gill on 0427 460 430. 17 Mar St Patrick’s Day and the March Muster of the Parkes & District Country Music Association at 7:30pm at the Parkes Services Club. 17 Mar Official Opening of the Marion Hall Best Interiors Exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo at 2pm. Exhibition runs until 3rd June. 17 Mar Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network launch at the Bogan Gate Hall from 10am - 2pm.Guest speakers: Dr Mark Worthing and Robyn Lewis. Mental health information and resources, jumping castle, snow cones and face painting, free barbecue lunch, cake cutting - all welcome! 18 Mar Healthy Harold Swim Relay at the Parkes Aquatic Centre from 10am - 4pm. For enquiries ring Wendy on 0418 469 294 or email 21 Mar The Parkes Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support is sponsoring a “Men’s Health Evening” in the Starlight Room of the Parkes Services Club at 7pm with guest speakers Dr. Hiwa Qool, (GP) Dr Tim Nicholson (Urologist), Dr Rob Zielniski (Oncologist) and Dr John Trollor (PCFA Ambassador) with Lindy Ostini (Regional Prostate Nurse) and Louise Linke (Continence Nurse Practitioner). 24 Mar Community Open Day from 10am - 2pm at 124 Webb Street Parkes to view Parkes Shire Council's newest infrastructure with guided tours, educational activities and giveaways. Parking at the Water Treatment Plant, with free shuttle buses taking tour groups to and from the Sewage Treatment Plant. All visitors MUST wear fully enclosed shoes. For more information or call 6861 2333. 27 Mar Arthritis Support Group Social Support Meeting at Pink Orchid Cafe at 10am. 28 Mar 30 - 31 Mar

Above: Parkes Elvis Festival Director Cathy Treasure, NSW Tourism Minister Adam Marshall MP, and Council’s Destination Development Manager, Kelly Hendry at the official opening on Monday. Below: Local Government NSW Chief Executive Donna Rygate at the welcome reception. (Photos by Jay-Lee Zagrovic Photography.)

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Waste to Art Community Competition and Exhibition entries close. Entry forms available from Parkes Shire Library. 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. Parkes Aquatic Centre Easter Egg Hunt at 11am. Inflatable slide from midday for participants in the egg hunt. Easter colouring competition - ask the lifeguards for an entry! Winners announced after the egg hunt. Parkes Aero Spectacular at the Parkes Regional Airport from 10am - 4pm. Bring the family to watch rip-roaring aerobatics including the RAAF Roulettes, explore the Parkes Aviation Museum, air show, antique vehicles to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Parkes Aero Club. 2018 Parkes Garden Club for their Open Gardens. Parkes Painting Group Annual Art Exhibition of paintings and pottery opens on Friday, 27th April and runs to Thursday, 3rd May at the Coventry Room at the Parkes Library. 2018 Flower Show & Market Day at St Georges from 10am – 4pm. Contact 0409 622 888 for more information.

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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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Angela Wilson How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Most of my life apart from 10 years away at university and working. I love it because my family is here and they get to be a huge part of our girls’ lives. I love our community and the way it rallies together to help and support others. Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I work part-time at Parkes Christian School as a Special Education Teacher. The staff are amazing and the students wonderful. I am also the facilitator of the Currajong Autism & Special Needs Group to raise awareness and run fundraisers for projects and helping out families with children with special needs. What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? Spending time with family and friends and pottering in my garden. What are you really good at? I guess I am good at having an idea and making it come to life. If you could have a superpower what would it be? The power to take away pain and sickness from those who are suffering. What is your pet hate? People who don’t treat others as equals.

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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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Proud Westies At National Event

Jay Crouch prepares for the Assisted Men’s 25m Freestyle with Debbie Hewitt and Michelle Fisiilose.

CDS Does It For Sixth Time

Currajong Disability Services (CDS) took out overall honours in the Western Region Annual Swimming Carnival for the sixth time in seven years at Parkes Swimming Pool recently. The event saw a strong field of 105 entrants from as far afield as Temora and Cowra, the 2017 defending champions. Yet it was Currajong, lead admirably by Ian “Thorpedo” Kaupke, and Condo CDS representative Tim McDonald who dominated early, with some impressive performances from Jamie Cook also. Chris Spicer, Jaime Porter, Tara Dennis and Jay Crouch put in some strong performances and Kyal Sauer and Thomas Davis were competitive. “CDS went very well and competed in the right spirit,” said Activity Co-ordinator and carnival organiser, Currajong’s Indigo Kriedemann. “Each year we see fantastic friendships and relationships develop and we were delighted to continue that with the other organisations and clients again this year,” said Indigo. The carnival, one of the flagship events on the regional calendar, also featured novelty events and a relay. “Everyone had a go, which is all you can ask from competitors to volunteers,” said Indigo. “We can’t thank everyone enough, especially our CDS volunteers.” By Dane Millerd

The Western NSW Squad were proud participants at the recent National Dragon Boat Championships on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Although the squad, consisting of Warren and Donna Edwards, Bill and Beth Thomas, and Rochelle Smith of Parkes, and Claire Davis and Chris Favelle of Forbes, did not win any medals the experience of paddling 500m races in a highly esteemed national event was an amazing achievement in its own right. Other accomplishments were personal best (PB) times in every single race category, including women’s, mixed and open, with a fourth place as the best placing, and one PB by 15 seconds. “It was a fabulous day on Lake Kawana,” said state coach Deb Clarke. Assistant coach Lou Linke agreed, congratulating the team on a great campaign: “You did Regional NSW proud!” If there were prizes for mutual respect and team camaraderie then no-one could have achieved a higher rating. For team member Rochelle Smith it was all about the bond they share: “Thanks to everyone for being so fun and respectful of each other.” The Westies, as they were known, included teammates from Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Lithgow and Wagga Wagga. By Beth Thomas

The Parkes and Forbes members of the Western NSW Dragonboat squad are (L-R) Beth and Bill Thomas, Claire Davis, Rochelle Smith, Warren and Donna Edwards and Chris Favelle.

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