It was fantastic to see the rain hang around for a couple of days last week and provide good rainfall. However, this does not mean the drought has been broken, but it is a good start nonetheless. There have been a lot of tractors busily ploughing of late and I wish every farmer the best for 2020.
Bedgerabong Races were fantastic last weekend with a very healthy crowd. There were some absolutely stunning outfits on both men and women. On Saturday evening we had the launch of Regional Lifestyle Magazine Autumn edition in the Town Hall. This edition features Forbes and Parkes, showcasing many beautiful and informative stories from both our Shires. Make sure you get yourself a copy, it’s a fantastic read.
I would like to remind you to shop local, we want a healthy retail sector when the drought finally breaks. I would like to remind residents that Lake Forbes is not an off-leash area for your dogs. Please be especially mindful around the food areas where there are quite a few people.
We are very saddened to hear of the sud- den passing of Yvonne Shaw this week. Yvonne’s late husband, Ian Shaw, was the Mayor of Forbes from July 1993 to September 1997. Yvonne was a great lady and our thoughts and prayers are with Yvonne’s family at this very sad time. Until next week,
Your Mayor, Phyllis Miller