School on Tour. To cap off Education week, Creative and Performing Arts students from Forbes High School travelled to both Forbes and Forbes North Public Schools to display dance, drama, and musical items. It was a
great opportunity for our students to showcase their skills, and for our primary schools to see what they can do when they themselves attend high school. The performances were all engaging, encouraging the primary students to sing along, clap their hands, and even get up on stage!
Nominations are open to recognise rural women in the 2016 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Awards. The awards provide financial assistance to the recipients, allowing
them to further their contributions to primary industries and rural communities. Women committed to making a difference to the community are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found online at www.rirdc.gov.au/rural-women’s-award and nominations close Saturday 31 October. In Italy a group of elderly women from a village
in the north have raised enough money from donations to crowd fund their first ever trip to the sea.
Did you know you have a better chance of getting a good night’s sleep on a Wednesday night? A study by users of the app Sleep Cycle revealted that 58% of people say they sleep more soundly on a Wednesday night. Perhaps by mid-week we are flagging and are in need of shut-eye. In terms of sleep quality, China and Slovakia do the best.
Forbes Riverside Community Garden is open 9am to 11am Monday to Saturday and is the place to go if you want to join the garden or become a ‘friend’, make a donation to support the community garden or learn more
about community gardening. Located within the former State Forest Nursery at Reymond Street Forbes, all green thumbs are invited to check it out!
Relay for Life Expo Night was a success with team captains and participants alike turning up to collect team shirts, fundraising tips and chat with the Volunteer Organising Committee. The next Team Expo Night will be
on Wednesday 16 September at Forbes Services Memorial Club from 6-7pm. The special early bird rate of $15 to register has been extended to 16 September.
Essential Energy is reminding green thumbs to be aware of overhead power lines and other electrical equipment when working in the garden. If you do accidentally contact power lines, contact Essential Energy immediately on 13 20 80. If you are planning a garden or landscaping project, it is important to consider the types of plants you are placing around electrical infrastructure. Stay at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or anything touching them and treat them as live.
We have a winner! Congratulations to Elvy Quirk who is the winner of our Winter Soup Competition thanks to her delicious recipe for Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup. Elvy wins a $50 voucher for Mezzanine.