Stork News: Proud parents Nadika and Jye Skinner are pleased to announce the arrival of baby Hudson George Skinner on 1st September 2019 weighing 7lb 8.5oz and 51cm long. Hudson is a little brother for Arlo.
Forbes Show Competition Winners: Well done to Phebe Woods, Geoff Wells and Brendan Morrison who have each won a Family Pass to Forbes Show this weekend, have fun!
Another Great Show Planned for Forbes: Forbes Shire Council again supports the local shows in the Shire through the Community Funding Program, with funds provided this year going towards running costs and bringing the Show to the community in its 144th year. “The Forbes Show is such an important part of the calendar,” says Forbes Shire Mayor, Phyllis Miller OAM. “It provides an opportunity for our rural families to connect and participate in the many events taking place over the two days. This year is particularly important with the growing drought situation, come along and have some fun.”
Catch of the Week Winners: Congratulations to Henry Mattiske the July winner and Paul Menzies the August winner. Please head into Loomzy’s Fish n Fix to claim your $25 voucher. Don’t forget to keep sending in your fshing pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominate Your Town for a Makeover: Rural Aid is launching a campaign aimed at providing 10 country towns impacted by drought, with a makeover. The lucky 10 country towns will receive a minimum of $100,000 each over five years. Working with town leaders, the money will be spent developing plans, through facilitated workshops, to support the long-term sustainability of the town and local community. Rural Aid will partner with experts in rural/ regional town renewal who will work with town leaders to develop the long-term renewal strategy. Rural Aid’s Farm Army of volunteers (usually between 50 – 100) will also spend a week in the town undertaking a range of infrastructure projects. Applications close 30th September visit www.ruralaid.org.au/nominate/
Spring Photo Competition: The Forbes Phoenix has teamed up with renowned photographer Kim Storey from Avalind Photography to launch the competition for 2019. Avalind Photography has kindly donated a family photo session plus a free print valued at $340 for the winner. To enter simply snap away some great “Spring Inspired” images in and around Forbes and email your photo to email@example.com or PM via the Facebook page.
Costing for Grant Funding for Lighting of Sporting Ovals: Expressions of Interest are invited for costing to be prepared for Council to assist in the application of grant funding. Should Council be successful in securing this funding, quotations for these works will be invited via a request for tender. Expressions of interest, addressed to the General Manger, can be lodged by hand, by 10am Wednesday 11 September 2019. For further information contact Council’s Procurement and Corporate Business Officer on 6850 2300 or refer to Council’s website www.forbes.nsw.gov.au for the expression of interest documentation.