Monster Trucks: The giants have arrived and there are six of them! Ultimate Monster Action is gearing up to give an action packed show in Parkes tomorrow that will get the adrenaline flowing to drive all the winter chills away. Professional Monster Truck driver, Troy Garcia said the show would go on come rain or shine. “The wetter the weather, the more fun we have.” Hosted by Adam Brand, 12 times Golden Guitar winner, the freestyle motocross bikers will do some insane stunts, while the jet car will light up the sky with its after burn mode. Adding extra explosive action will be the gigantic firework show. There will be rides in a 3m high monster truck from 1:30pm when the gates at the showgrounds open. It will cost $10 per person. The main show will start at 4pm and last for about two hours. Get your tickets at the gate or online at www.monstertrucks.net.au.
NAIDOC Week: The Forbes Medical Centre is partnering with NSW Health and the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre to celebrate NAIDOC Week. There will be a free BBQ with sausage sandwiches and drinks funded by NSW Health and the Forbes Medical Centre between 11:00am and 2:00pm on Thursday 7th July. There will also be a traditional welcome to country ceremony performed by local Aboriginal girl Whitney Duffy in the Wiradjuri language at 1.30pm followed by the unveiling of a plaque at the Medical Centre by local Aboriginal elder Aileen Allen. “In addition to the free BBQ we will be giving away two Fitbits donated by the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre. Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who attends on the day will receive an entry into the draw for these great prizes which will be drawn on Friday, 8th July at the Forbes Medical Centre” said Shelley Clark, Nurse Manager at the Forbes Medical Centre. The event is open to the entire Forbes community and there will be various other giveaways on the day.
Scaffolding near powerlines: Essential Energy is reminding scaffolders, tradespeople and other construction workers to be aware of the potential for electrical hazards on the worksite and to stay safe around electricity. Regional Manager Northern, Mark Summers, said plant equipment and temporary structures should be kept well clear of the electricity network. “Powerlines can be situated underground and overhead so workers should be aware of their location before putting up scaffolding, picking up a jackhammer, operating machinery or excavating an area,” Mark said. The safe operating distance for workers and their equipment from overhead powerlines is 3m for distribution and transmission lines up to 132kV and 4m for scaffolding. The Electricity Supply Act requires any excavation work to be logged with the free Dial before you dig referral service at www.1100.com.au, to identify the location of underground utility assets.
Stork News: Congratulations to Ian and Tammie Simpson on the arrival of their son Harry Alexander Simpson born on Thursday, 23rd June at 8.53am, weighing in at 6 pounds 2 ounces, and 53 cm long. Both Tammie and Harry are doing well. Father Ian is over the moon!