A big thank you from the Men’s Shed to Woolworths and Bernardis for helping to sell raffle tickets for the 100 Club. The Men’s Shed sold 10 sheets of 100 squares totalling 1000 tickets which is a massive success! “We are so lucky to be a part of such a generous community.” Congratulations to all the lucky winners; Fay Dwyer was the Woolworths winner, Grahame West won second place and donated his voucher back to the Men’s Shed. Guy Findey was the Bernardis Winner and Julie Kopp won second place.
Forbes District Lions Club Car Boot Sale will be held on Saturday 15 August at the Lions Park between 8am and 1pm. A wide variety of stallholders and manufacturers will be there as well as a Lions BBQ and performances
from the Country Music Club. Stalls are $10, call Peter on 0468 819 659.
Forbes Shire Council’s July meeting: Council resolved to support the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding events, become a participating Council of Garage Sale Trail and participate in the Live Life Get Active Program. Council also noted that 62 food premises were inspected during June resulting in 22 of them being awarded 5 stars in the Scores
on Doors program, an increase from the 17 premises to receive the stars last year.
The Inaugural Central Shorthorn Sale will be held on Thursday 13 August at 1pm at the Central West Livestock Exchange. Contact John for more information on 0408 297 368.
National Suicide Prevention Tour is coming to Forbes! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to discuss the realities and experiences of depression and suicide. The bus will be at Mezzanine on Monday 10 August at 10am. Get out there and show your support for a fantastic cause. The amazing people behind it might just change your life.
Forbes Shire Council hosted a networking evening at the Forbes Services Memorial Club on Tuesday 28 July with about 50 people attending. “It’s all about working together when major events are on and increasing visitors
to our town,” Mayor Miller said. If you want to find out more info or register your interest, email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know research from the University of NSW and Miami University into how men treated women while playing video games showed males were hostile to women who beat them at playing!
Every year more than 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia with around 12,500 in NSW. This equates to one person disappearing every 15 minutes and research indicates for every person who goes missing, on average at least 12 people are affected in some way. “If you have fears for the welfare of a loved one I urge you to come forward so the Police Force can assist as soon as possible,” Police Minister Tony Grant said, stressing there is no minimum time frame to wait before making a missing persons report.
Forbes Preschool Kindergarten will receive $150,000 under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to help improve education outcomes for Aboriginal children aged 3 to 5 years in the community of Forbes.
Relay for Life are holding Information Nights for Forbes locals to find out everything they need to know about the event. Browse the stands, join a team, meet the committee, ask those burning questions, sign up for games,
choose a campsite, purchase merchandise and collect your kits and shirts. Check it out at Forbes Services Memorial Club on Wednesday 12 August from 6-7pm.
The Forbes Magpies Old Boys Day will be held on Sunday 9 August at Spooners Oval. All MOB members will receive tickets entitling them to free food and beverages which can be redeemed at the canteen, bar, sponsors
tent and Coffee Man.