Forbes Evening Branch: The Forbes Evening CWA branch has donated $1,000 to the fundraising for a Physio Touch Machine. Di Green, the local McGrath Foundation nurse, is hoping to raise enough money to purchase this machine, which is used in the treatment of lymphoedema – an uncomfortable swelling that develops when lymph fluid builds up. “The Forbes Evening CWA branch is delighted to be able to support this cause as we are keen for our donation to benefit local people,” said Karen Wright, Secretary. If you would like to join the Forbes Evening branch, contact Karen on 0407 002 937.
Forbes Phoenix drop off point: If you would like to contribute articles, Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, competition entries or anything else, you can drop these at Ian Simpson and Co at 88A Lachlan Street in Forbes. For editorial matters, please contact the Editor, Maggi Barnard on 0403 080 085, and for sales contact our Canowindra office on 6344 1846 or Cheryl on 0411 211 065.
Forbes Neighbourhood Watch News: The second successful Home Security and Safety Expo at Bunnings was held on 16th October. Senior Constable Daniel Greef presented excellent information on town and farm security, while the Police mobile van was popular with the children. Kym Holloway shared expert knowledge on home security products.
The winners of the 8th 100 club are: 1st no 58 Yvonne McIntosh; 2nd no 84 Lach Reynolds; 3rd no 1 Sharon Moon. Raffle winners are: 1st Green C007 Mark Stiphard; 2nd Red A089 Kim Kirkman; 3rd Green C61 Belinda Facey; 4th Yellow O11 Jean Hodges. Winners of the Forbes Community Safety Art Competition will be presented with their prizes at White Ribbon Day on 25th November.
Forbes Handicraft Centre: Market Day on Saturday, 19th November outside the shop in Lachlan Street from at 9am. New items include a range of homemade ice blocks in six different flavours. Old favourites are fresh farm eggs, in season produce and a huge variety of potted plants. If you are looking for a unique Christmas present, there is a new supply of handmade toys and woodwork, while Christmas cakes and plum puddings will be on sale and a big range of home cooking.
Raffle winner: The raffle for a ride-on toy tractor raised $1,251.85 for the school partnership program Ian Simpson & Co has with Forbes North Public School. The winner was drawn on 22nd October at the Australian National Field Days in Orange and is a lady from Goolma.
Aboriginal Wills Day: Binaal Billa is holding a free Wills Day in Forbes on Wednesday, 16th November for the Forbes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) community at 18 Spring Street from 10am to 12pm. This is an opportunity to have a will prepared by a qualified solicitor for free. Having a will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. For more information call 6850 1234.