AMAZING TALENT ON SHOW: It may not have been the Forbes Show as we have come to know it, but that didn’t stop a plethora of online entries coming through for a range of categories from children’s landscape photography to cooking and decorating cupcakes. Full winners list and photos on the Forbes Show NSW Facebook page.
NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK: It’s National Child Protection Week and NSW Police are encouraging people in their community to ensure every child is getting a fair go. ThinkUKnow Australia is an evidence-based education program led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), delivered nationally in partnership with po-lice and industry partners to prevent online child exploitation. Stay informed about online safety by visiting – www.esafety.gov.au or www.thinkuknow.org.au/ #noexcuseforabuse #speakup
MEALS ON WHEELS: Did you know that anyone can buy meals from Forbes Meals on Wheels? Ask them about their meals today as they have a solution for you! Call 6851 4204 or call into 7 Harold Street – the building with the green picket fence. For more info go to their website www.nswmealsonwheels.org.au
R U OKAY DAY: R U OKAY Day was held this week on Thursday September 9 in a more subdued fashion than previous years due to COVID restrictions. The theme for 2021 was Are They Really Okay? In light of burgeoning numbers of people relying on mental health services – especially since the most recent restrictions, people are encouraged to stay connected online to avoid feelings of loneliness and isolation. Eight people commit suicide in Australia every day. For more info go to – www.ruok.org.au/get-involved
LEARNING LADDER LOOKING FOR CAMERAS: Got any old cameras you no longer need? Forbes Learning Ladder Echidna Room is looking for old digital cameras for the children to make a museum. There will be a box out the front until today for those who have cameras. Ensure all SD cards and cords are removed before delivery.
VALE CAPTAIN BRUCE ACRET: Retired Captain Bruce Acret (1545) formerly of 294 Station Forbes passed last week. He will be sorely missed with the local station whirring the siren in respect for Bruce who served from October 1963 until his retirement in July 2001. Our condolences to the families who bid farewell to Bruce in a private family funeral service.