THANKFULLNESS… As part of School Administrative and Support Staff (SASS) Recognition Week earlier this month, Forbes Public School held a special morning tea to celebrate their office staff, school learning support officers and general assistants to show appreciation for the hard work they do.
Storm Season Prompts Safety Precaution: Essential Energy is reminding residents to prepare their properties for storm season and minimise the risk of electrical safety incidents and power supply outages. Regional Manager Northern, Mark Summers issued the warning. “Storm season generally occurs from October through to March; however, unseasonably warm and dry conditions mean unpredictable weather could hit at any time,” said Mark. “Prepare your property before severe weather arrives by removing debris and overgrown vegetation from around the home, clearing gutters and checking that trees are a safe distance from powerlines. During a storm or severe weather, unplug electronic equipment like televisions and computers, stay indoors and if possible check social media via mobile phones for updates. Always assume fallen powerlines or any objects in contact with them are live and stay at least eight metres away from them,” Mark added.
Spring Photo Competition: The Forbes Phoenix has teamed up with Farmer From Down Under Photography to launch a spring photo competition. With Spring all around us, you can point your camera just about anywhere to get a scenic shot. We would love to see the great photos our readers can come up with. A wonderful prize is up for grabs – a framed picture donated by Farmer From Down Under Photography! The competition will run until October, with entries to be submitted to The Forbes Phoenix by Tuesday, 31st October. Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page.
Get Online Week at Forbes Library – Try One Thing: On Thursday, 18th October at 10am, Forbes Library will be hosting a free information session for seniors or anybody who would like to learn a bit more about using computers and try one new thing using technology. Forbes Librarian, Bronwyn Clark said: “This is an opportunity for those who feel they have been missing out on the digital age to come to the library and try using our tablets or computers in a relaxed environment. They can find out about how we can help them with their computer skills and enjoy morning tea. Some of the activities we might try on the day include: how to use Skype, searching for tips and tricks and getting directions using online maps.” Please call Forbes Library on 6852 1463 to book your place for Get Online Week and try something new.
Sam Mackay (right) was awarded Young Participant for the 2018 Forbes Show for all his behind the scenes work. Forbes Show President, Doug Nadin congratulated Sam!