Increased water security is a step closer with construction well underway on Forbes Shire Council’s Third Bore project. Mayor Phyllis Miller welcomed the project and said the Third Bore will provide certainty in the event of severe drought, mechanical failure or contamination. The project, located within the road reserve on the Lachlan Valley Way, will be completed by mid-2016.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer to help keep the Forbes Museum open? If you are interested, please phone 68516600 between 2pm and 4pm daily or call into the museum in Cross Street during these times. If there are any groups that would like to book in to look at the museum,
please make contact in the same way.
Tears of laughter, and not pain, are likely to be shed when Stand Up for Mental Health comedians Lulu Joy and Jon Shapiro present as part of the All Tears are Different mental health, drug and alcohol forum. The forum will be held at the Forbes Services Club on Friday March 4 from 6pm. Both comedians have experienced mental illness, but now use their experiences as material for their stand-up routines. The event will be free. For interest to help with catering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forbes Showgirl competitor Stacey Clarke narrowly missed selection in the
state Showgirl final last Saturday at the Zone 6 finals in Parkes. She told The
Forbes Phoenix she enjoyed the day, and her performance on horse back, in the luncheon and the face-to-face interviews in the morning, but felt she was let down by her on-stage interview in the evening. Grenfell’s Grace Eppelstun, Dubbo’s Camilla Kenny, and Young’s Emily Madge won the event.
The Forbes Magpies will take on the Young Cherry Pickers in their first trial match of the season tonight at the West Wyalong Knockout commencing at 6.30pm. The Magpies Old Boys (MOB) will be taking a bus for interested supporters. The bus will leave the Forbes Sport & Recreation Club at 5pm. Seats are limited to 28 so it will be a first in best dressed arrangement. Our ladies kick off their season as well when they too compete at West Wyalong on Saturday from 12.30pm.
The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme is an initiative of 18 local councils and the Roads and Maritime Service to promote fatigue awareness on most roads in west and south-west NSW. Sixty two businesses are poised and ready to serve drivers with a free cup of tea or coffee. Drivers over the next three months are being encouraged to stop, take a break and receive a free cuppa.