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Friday 12 October 2018

ISSUE 134

MEMORABLE MOMENTS… Some of the Goosebumps cast in rehearsal this week getting ready to celebrate the transformation of The Little Theatre over the last two weekends in October.

M & D Celebrates With Extraordinary Show

The time has come to give yourself some goosebumps! The Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society’s home has been transformed into a stateof-the art theatre and they are ready to celebrate with a gala concert that showcases memorable moments from musicals and concerts over the past 18 years - since the last refurbishment in 2000. “The amount of talent we have for Goosebumps is astounding,” said Society President and Director of Goosebumps, Lyn Townsend. “There will be plenty of memorable moments. The cast and crew have been working really hard and I believe this will be one of the most outstanding shows we have seen at the Little Theatre. It’s an exceptional production that befits our beautiful new facility.”

Over $500,000 was spent on lush new theatre seats, tiered flooring and modern interior design. It is only fitting that a hugely talented cast, band and crew of over 60 members, who had all been involved in previous productions, will make Goosebumps a memorable show. It will feature well-known songs, such as Hard Knock Life, Pick a Pocket, Climb Every Mountain, Beauty and the Beast, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Timewarp, Supercalla, and medleys from Grease and Les Miserables. There are only six performances on 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th October. Get in quick as tickets are nearly half sold out. Mobility impaired patrons need to book in rows A, B or C. If you are in a wheelchair, please call 0429 623 829.

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MAYORAL NOTES Council has been successful in receiving a $13,000 grant from the Central West Councils Environment and Waterways Alliance to facilitate site remediation around the new Water and Sewer Treatment Plants. The project is set to improve biodiversity, habitat connectivity and visual amenity at both sites. Council crews have commenced works on the Henry Parkes Way on behalf of the Roads and Maritime Service to provide a safer road environment for motorists. Works will include widening and strengthening the road in four sections starting 15 kilometres west of Parkes. There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe, so motorists should allow for extra travel time during this work. Business owners and operators are invited to learn about the five essential digital tools for your business marketing as part of the Digital Health Check Workshop on Monday, 22nd October. The free workshop, part of Small Business Month, will be facilitated by digital and social media expert Holly Gailbrath, who will discuss the importance of a website, Google My Business, TripAdvisor, Facebook and an email database and how these five tools can be used to propel your marketing efforts. The following day Holly will be visiting seven local businesses instore to deliver one-on-one sessions. Spaces are limited. To register for the workshop and to apply for a one-one-one session, visit www.visitparkes.com.au Residents are invited to celebrate National Bird Week at the official opening of the renewed PAC Park Amenities on Sunday, 21st October. Council, in partnership with Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc and the National Parks Association of NSW Lachlan Valley branch, will host a free barbeque breakfast start from 8am. The project, funded by the NSW Department of Community Services Social Housing Improvement Fund, included the installation of a new shelter with two table settings, a double electric barbeque, a smaller shelter and new lighting. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire

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THUMBS UP To the staff at Commonwealth Bank. THUMBS UP To Dunford’s Pharmacy for having a water bowl for pet dogs on a hot day! THUMBS DOWN To the water temperature at the Parkes Pool last week.

THUMBS UP To the rain last week that came just in time to hopefully save some crops!

Rosie Batty Brings Her Message To Parkes

Parkes had a visit from a prominent domestic violence campaigner on invitation by CMOC-Northparkes Mines for their White Ribbon Campaign. Founder of the Luke Batty Foundation and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty was invited to share her story with mine employees and further educate them on family violence. “A session was also held in town with our first responders and emergency service providers to encourage discussion around how we as a community can continue to work together to prevent domestic violence,” said Manager – People, Safety and Environment, Stacey Kelly. Rosie also met with the local Family and Domestic Violence committees of Parkes,

Forbes and Peak Hill to discuss ways they can support their local communities. “It was a privilege to meet Rosie Batty and share in her passion to make a safer future for women and children,” said Secretary of the Parkes Domestic and Family Violence Committee, Tina Nash. “As a community we need to work together to support victims and educate everyone on the warning signs and appropriate ways to respond. As a start it would be great if we could all be upstanders not bystanders.” Parkes Mayor Ken Keith OAM congratulated Northparkes on inviting Rosie, and said her moving story and important message of reducing domestic and family violence in our community were inspirational.


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Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty (middle) was in Parkes recently for the Northparkes Mines White Ribbon Day. She is with (L-R) Chase Dingle, Cr Louise O’Leary, Mayor Ken Keith, Cr Wally Biles and Michelle Wetherell.

Support Seriously Ill Kids This Halloween: Woolworths and Variety the Children’s Charity are encouraging Parkes residents to help support seriously ill children when they shop in the lead up to Halloween. Parkes customers can play their part by simply adding a $1 Woolworths Halloween fundraising token to their shop until 31st October. Variety the Children’s Charity helps children and their families with financial support for wheelchairs, specialist equipment, therapy, and medical supplies. Garage Sale Trail: Why not hold a Garage Sale next Saturday, 20th or Sunday, 21st October and be part of the Parkes Garage Sale Trail. To place your classified Garage Sale ad contact Sylvie on 0490 517 590 or email sales@parkesphoenix.com.au Latest Competition: Don’t forget to enter our latest competition and you could be off to the Australian National Field Days. Fill out the form on Page 2 or enter via the website www.parkesphoenix.com.au or Facebook. Easy Business: Opening and running a café, small bar or restaurant in the Parkes Shire just got easier, following the launch

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QUESTION of the week What is your opinion on Daylight Saving?

of the Easy to do Business program. Council teamed up with Service NSW and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner to launch the program aimed at providing personalised step-by-step guidance and support via an online portal. Sign up for free personalised assistance to help you get started, including advice on licensing, regulations, approvals required, as well as the time, effort and fees involved. For more information, visit service.nsw.gov. au/business or call 13 77 88. Show ’n Shine And Swap Meet: Hundreds of car enthusiasts are expected to roll into Parkes tomorrow for the 25th Show And Shine and Swap Meet, one of the biggest in the Central West. The Parkes Antique Motor Club (PAMC) and Central West Car Club (CWCC) have joined forces again at Pioneer Park. Gates open at 6am with entry to Pioneer Oval via the eastern end of Victoria Street. Proceeds from Show and Shine will be donated to Can Assist. The Swap Meet proceeds will go towards resourcing the Parkes Motor Museum. To register for the Swap Meet, contact Allen Curteis on 6862 5848 or Phil Dixon on 0419 888 695.

Jeff Taylor - Never been a fan. Time gets away and then tea-time is too late. Before you know it it’s 10pm. Also we all know it fades the curtains and upsets the cows when they move the sun around...

Nancye Blatch - It doesn’t worry me too much. I grumble a bit at the end about getting up in the dark but then I love the extra daylight to play golf or garden.

Astronomy was served up to almost 200 people every day at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope these holidays. Dr Jane Kaczmarek, postdoctoral fellow, is passionate about sharing her vast knowledge. She held two presentations daily to connect and engage with the Telescope’s up to 1,000 visitors a day. (Read the full story on our Facebook page.)

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The famous lantern parade is one of the highlights of the Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Festival in Dubbo from 18th to 28th October

Dubbo Celebrates Creativity

You can set your imagination free at the Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Festival in Dubbo from 18th to 28th October celebrating all forms of creativity - lights and lanterns, pianos on the pavement, music and markets, art competitions, traditional Aboriginal dance. DREAM is an acronym that stands for Dubbo Regional Entertainment Arts and Music. With over 18,000 people attending last year, the event favourites are set to draw a lot of attention again this year. Make sure not to miss out on: · Pianos on the Pavement - everyone welcome to participate or listen to the lovely melodies (18 Oct) · Wabuul River Dreaming – celebrate all things river including lantern decorating (20

Oct) · Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens – pre-order your sushi and enjoy the afternoon sun and entertainment (21 Oct) · Music + Markets | Lights + Lanterns great afternoon for the family, featuring singer Mojo Juju (27 Oct) · Zoocoustic – lazy Sunday afternoon vibes in the zoo - perfect way to finish off the weekend (28 Oct) New events include: · Westview Drive-In – back by popular demand. Re-live your youth and introduce your children to the ‘original’ open air cinema (19, 20 & 21 Oct) · PubROCK - love to belt out a few tunes in your car; this is your chance to be in a choir that ROCKS! (24 Oct)

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Royal Tour Royal Visit Massive Morale Boost For Central West Excitement is mounting for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Dubbo next Wednesday with the Mayor inviting the community to a picnic in the park. Prince Harry and Meghan will fly from Sydney to Dubbo on the second day of their official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. They will first visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn more about the life-saving role the aviation service provides for people living in rural and regional areas. With most of the state of NSW suffering from drought, the Royal couple will see firsthand the hardships local farmers are facing by visiting a local property. The Duke and Duchess will then travel to Victoria Park to join people from Dubbo and surrounding areas at a picnic in the park to celebrate community spirit within the region, and His Royal Highness will give an address.

The historic event in Victoria Park will start at 11:30am and is an opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of their Royal Highnesses. According to a statement by Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess have asked to meet as many Australians, Fijians, Tongans and New Zealanders as possible during their tour. The Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has invited the community to a picnic in Victoria Park to welcome the Royal visitors to the region. “Dubbo’s Picnic in the Park will be a great day out for the whole region. Council staff have been working hard to ensure we deliver a great festive atmosphere with music and activities that celebrate our regional community,” the Mayor said. “The Royal visit is a special time for Dubbo and we expect there will be a lot of people who want to be there when Their Royal Highnesses are in town.” He added the

magic of the Monarchy would draw attention in a way that no one else could. “I expect the presence of The Duke and Duchess will be a massive morale boost for the community.” Representatives at the picnic will include members of the community who have made special contributions in the services of youth, community and the environment, as well as organisations supporting people affected by drought. The Picnic in the Park will run for three hours with performances and food stalls. All the proceeds will go to local charity. There will be no parking close to Victoria Park as road closures will be enforced. The public is encouraged to make use of the bus service and parking that will be made available at the Dubbo Showgrounds. Follow the Dubbo Council’s Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest information.

18 - 28 October 2018 BE ADVENTUROUS

Saturday October 27, 4pm -10pm LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling St, Dubbo COST: Gold coin donation appreciated

The premier event of the Festival program. Wander through Victoria Park, amongst the market stalls of gourmet foods, beautiful handmade jewellery, children’s clothing and much more. Kids have their own area ‘DREAMland’ (Supported by Dubbo Printing Works) with lots of activities and entertainment. Bar area for over 18yrs; a good spot to relax and meet up with friends. ‘Light the Night’ will be fundraising for the Leukemia Foundation. Visit their stall and buy a lantern. An incredible array of activities, entertainment and market stalls – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Live music on main stage Supported by Midwest Foods Featuring Dubbo’s very own formidable and dynamic Mojo Juju, and a great lineup of local bands.

Lantern Parade

Supported by Dubbo Regional Council 8pm After the sun sets, a massed display of magical lantern sculptures will light up the night. Parades from lower Talbragar St to Victoria Park.

Lights + Lasers

8.30pm After the Lantern Parade, the immersive light and laser show will delight everyone from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

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19, 20, 21 October westview drive in 6.30pm-10PM

Saturday 20 October Wambuul River Dreaming 4pm-8PM

Wednesday 24 October pubrock the garden hotel 6PM-PM

Thursday 25 October artist of the year Dubbo regional theatre & convention centre 7pm-10pm

SUNDAY 28 October

ZOOCOUSTIC TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO 12.30PM-3.30PM

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Wellness Wise Are You Brushing Long Enough? Kids are not the only ones who sometimes don’t brush long enough. Adults are guilty too. Maybe you brush your teeth for a few seconds in the shower or do a quick swipe before heading to work or bed. Brushing for about two minutes each time is essential as you need to reach all of the areas in your mouth to help prevent cavities. According to some research brushing for at least two minutes was associated with a reduction in plaque. By brushing for two minutes, you’re covering all the tooth territory in your mouth. Consider setting a timer on your phone or use an old-fashioned hourglass timer. Encourage kids to brush longer by offer-

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Helping Australians For 70 Years As Australian Hearing is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, it has set a challenge to spread the word on the importance of annual hearing checks with a target of 70,000 checks in one year. It is a big challenge, but Australian Hearing currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most hearing checks performed in a single day, a whopping 712! Over the next 12 months the Australian Hearing team will visit as many bowling clubs as possible to offer members the opportunity to have a hearing check-up and discuss ways to help you stay connected. For those who already have hearing aids, they will help you maintain your connection with the latest hearing technology. To ensure that you keep hearing the sounds (and the people) you love, they will provide a complimentary clean and check service as part of the visit! Please feel free to bring along your partner or any other family or friends. Call 1800 881 950 to make an appointment at your local centre. To learn more, go to www. hearing.com.au. See the Australian Hearing advertisement on this page for Parkes dates.

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YOUR HEALTH Matters October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Australia. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women (excluding melanoma). Survival rates are continuing to improve in Australia, however it is still very important to be aware of your breasts and any changes. Breast cancer was once believed to only affect women. This is a myth. Each year it is estimated that approximately 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men often have a higher mortality rate than women due to lack of awareness among men and the fact that they are less likely to assume the lump may be cancer and often delay seeking treatment. Identifying and seeking treatment for any breast changes early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. To check your breast, you don’t need to be an expert or to use any special techniques. Changes to look out for: · a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast · a change in the size or shape of your breast · a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion · a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing · a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling · an unusual pain that doesn’t go away. Parkes Pharmacy is supporting October Breast Awareness Month with a change in our paper bags to PINK and will be holding a PINK Breast Cancer fundraising cake stall on Wednesday, 24th October. Please come along and support this great cause.

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Kasie Ferguson How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Eight years. I have enjoyed living the country lifestyle and being a part of the Parkes business community. Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? The Railway Hotel. I enjoy the social media and marketing side of the business. Also meeting lots of new people. What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? We are usually working on the weekends but in our spare time we like to take our little boy Hart to the park with friends. What are you really good at? My job. If you could have a superpower what would it be? Teleportation.

JOBS IN THE CENTRAL WEST Are you looking at HIRING?

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Linda Reilly APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist 25 Clarinda Street Parkes Ph: 6862 5005 Rural Fencing Contractor Available for Immediate Start. Call 0439 029 204 Handyman/Gardener Mowing, Edges, Weeding, Pruning, Lop, Paint, Small Repairs, Plumbing, Carpentry, concreting, etc. 0468 383 349 Fencing Labourer Required for 2 weeks work starting 15.10.18 Call 0439 029 204 Patios, Rooms, Cladding & Carports (BL83737C) As on TV. Phone 6862 5886 www.pictonbros.com.au WINE BARRELS FOR SALE Half wine barrels $130 each Full wine barrels $250 each Ph: Parkes Brick & Pavers 6862 2253 CANASSIST MONTHLY MEETING Tuesday 16th October Neighbourhood Central @ 7pm

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What is your pet hate? When I or someone else sneezes! Tell us about your best holiday. Bianca and I went to America in 2013 with three friends for two weeks. We got married in Central Park NYC while we were there!

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Keeping you fit for life

Does Golf Make Your Back Hurt?

Injuries to the lower back are one of the most common golf related problems. The incidence of lower back pain in the male golfer is between 25% to 36% and 22% to 27 % in the female golfer. It has been reported to account for up to 52% of all injuries in recreational golfers and 24% of injuries in professional golfers. The injury mechanism of nearly half of all lower back injuries in golf is due to the swing. The modern golf swing has been shown to produce large forces on the lower back which change directions rapidly during the swing. Because golf is played in a slightly forward flexed position, along with the asymmetrical, rotational nature of the swing, the forces the joints in the lower back are subject to are quite high. The compression force on the spine during the swing has been shown to be up to eight times body weight. So.. what can you do to prevent getting back pain when you play? Maintenance of good mobility in the hips and thoracic and lumbar spine is important. This may require a regular exercise programme at home along with a good warm up before you play whilst using proper technique when lifting your bag and bending through the knees when retrieving the ball. If you already have lower back pain consider slowing your back swing down. Make sure your weight properly shifts to your back foot and your hips rotate during the back swing. Also, avoid placing your feet too far apart during the address phase as this limits hip rotation later in the swing and increases stresses on the lower back. For the fitness of you. Linda Reilly

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WHAT’S On 13 Oct 14 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct

Anne and Mark Olson from Parkes attended the Canowindra Garden Club Spring Event at Noojee Lea last Saturday.

19 Oct 19-21, 2628 Oct 19 Oct 21 Oct

Susan and John Pearce were at the Parkes Dragon Boat Club dinner in Mudgee last Friday before the club’s first ever participation in an event, the Mudgee 20km challenge at Lake Windermere on Saturday.

22 Oct

23 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25-27 Oct 27 Oct

Parkes hockey players competed in the Australian Master’s Championships in Bunbury and Busselton recently with great success. Maureen Massey (left) represented NSW in the over 65s division winning the gold medal; Donna Payne (manager) and Jane Grosvenor represented NSW Blues in the over 45s division finishing fourth; Denise Gersbach represented NSW in the over 45s division winning the gold medal and being awarded the leading goal scorer in her division; and Lee Hodge represented SA in the over 40s Division finishing 5th. Denise and Maureen were also named in the Australian teams to compete in the Trans-Tasman Challenge next year.

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14th Annual Charity Show ‘n Shine & Market Day at Pioneer Oval, Parkes – all day. For enquires please contact Central West Car Club; Markets: Jim Davis – 0427 253 796, Car Show: Christine Miskell – 0412 041 563. Parkes Mini Field Of Women with free morning tea and over 100 pink lady silhouettes in Lions Park from 9:30am to 12 midday as a symbol of community support for those diagnosed with breast cancer in our rural community. Parkes Upmarkets - enjoy your Sunday in Cooke Park from 10am to 2pm. Business Bus Connect delivering face-to-face business advise to regional operators from 9am - 3pm at 203 Clarinda Street. Book a session on 1300 134 359 or email connect@industry.nsw.gov.au Calling young and old to join the Parkes Commmunity Choir – it is free and fun – at the Cooke Park Community Centre from 7-9pm. Contact Kerrie Peden on 6862 1685. 2018 Henry Awards gala evening at the Parkes Services Club at 6pm. Entertainment by local duo Tom and Holly. Cost: $85 Purchase tickets via 123tix. com.au Goosebumps - Parkes M&D Society’s gala concert series to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Little Theatre featuring 54 society members, and 10 crew and band. Tickets at www.parkesmandd.com.au Samuel Johnson Gala Dinner & Talk at the Forbes Services Club at 6:30pm. Tickets $130 at www.123tix.com.au/events/1863 Official opening of the renewed PAC Park Amenities to celebrate National Bird Week at 8am. Join in to start the Aussie Backyard Bird Count in partnership with Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc and the National Parks Association of NSW Lachlan Valley branch with a free breakfast BBQ. Be Business Savvy Masterclass hosted by Parkes Shire Council and facilitated Holly Galbraith: Five Essential Digital Tools for your Business Marketing from 6 - 8pm at the Hart Bar. Register via https://visitparkes.com.au/events/ digital-health-check/ Digital Health Checks - one-on-one checks with Holly Galbraith. Register your interest via https://visitparkes.com.au/events/digital-health-check/ Once Upon A Storytime commences at the Parkes Library from 10:30 – 11:30am during school term. Come and enter into the wonderful world of books. For children 3-5 years and parents/carers (younger children welcome). Breast Cancer fundraising cake stall at Parkes Pharmacy in support of Breast Awareness Month. Please come along and support this great cause. Australian National Field Days at Borenore (15km west of Orange) with over 600 exhibitors, sheep, cattle, activity centres, sheepdog trials, demonstrations, live music, racing pigs, petting zoo and fashion parade. Buy tickets online. The South Pacific Concert Band, one of the finest concert bands in Syndey, will perform with the Parkes Shire Concert Band (PSCB) at The Dish at 11:30am and 1:30pm; and at the Parkes Leagues Club with PSCB and students from Red Bend Catholic College at 7:30pm. The proceeds of a door donation and raffle will go to drought-stricken farmers in the area. Id Solutions Workshop Data, Finance and Your Business from 6 - 7:30pm at the Astro Dish, register your interest via https://visitparkes.com.au/events/datafinance-business/ Carpe Diem at the Tullamore War Memorial Hall at 6:30pm. A mental health play with acclaimed Australian actor John Wood. Tickets $20, play to be followed by Q & Q and meet and greet with actors. Charity Day For Local Farmers at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club from 12pm – entry $20 includes lunch, afternoon bowls (triples, teams, singles) and futsal. All funds raised will go to St Vincent De Paul for local distribution.

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