New drug testing vehicles have hit Central West roads. Two new purpose-built four-wheel-drives equipped to conduct random drug and breath tests are now operating in Western NSW. Worth a combined total of $450,000, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Tony Grant said “we are cracking down on drug driving right across our state.” Roads Minister Duncan Gay said “we’re tripling roadside drug testing to 97,000 tests by 2017 and are working closely with the community.”
It’s show time! The Bedgerebong Show is on Saturday 22 August at the Bedgerebong Showground. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. Pensioners are half-price with their card and kids under 5 are free!
The 2015 National Disability Awards give locals the chance to acknowledge the hard work of people having a positive impact on the lives of people living with a disability. You can nominate someone you believe deserves recognition from the community by calling 1800 672 682 or by visiting www.idpwd.com.au before Friday 4 September.
Get out to the Forbes District Lions Club Car Boot Sale at the Lions Park this Saturday 15 August between 8am and 1pm for a variety of stalls, a Lions BBQ and country music.
The average Aussie has 10.5 standard drinks each week, which equals to 4143 calories according to research from Dry July.
Don a daffodil! Friday 28 August is Daffodil Day and stalls will be selling daffodils, soccer balls, brooches and pens to raise money for cancer research, developing cancer prevention programs and providing patient support. You can get involved by making a donation, purchasing merchandise or signing up as a Daffodil Day volunteer. For more info go to www.daffodilday.com.au
The Rotary Globe was put together back in the 1950s by a past Rotarian, the late Eric Leaney. Eric joined the Rotary Club of Forbes back in 1949 only a year after the Club was first formed. He held every Board position apart from Club President, was Club Secretary for ten consecutive years and was a great gentleman through and through. The Globe is used to collect the smallest coins and started off eating pennies and now devours 5 cent pieces.