Parkes High School students Amy Tanswell, Denver Leongson (left) and Sheridyn Bicket (right) were great in assisting with site co-ordination, registration set-up, allocation of sites and bags and running the barbeque at the Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday. They are with Michelle Bicket (back left), organiser of the day, and Callum Bicket who helped too.
Bev Bokeyar has been volunteering on Clean Up Australia Day with her husband Bob for more than 20 years.
Cr Ken McGrath pitched in his help to clean up Parkes on Sunday.
Bronte Warren, Melissa Matthews and Lynda Sny- man grabbed a complimentary cuppa before work for International Women’s Day.
Quota ladies at the Northparkes International Women’s Day event at Cooke Park on Wednesday were (L-R) Miriam Luyt, Jill Crisp, Valda Woods, Kay Craft and Raelene Rout.
Members of the Parkes Men’s Shed enjoyed morning tea and a chat on Wednesday. L-R are Doug Allen, Michael Pettit, Les Ahearne, Tom Forrester, Row-
ley Pengilly, Ron Fewings, Brian Drabsch and Dan McIntyre.
The CanAssist men are the organisation’s most price- less asset as they selflessly give hours of their labour and expertise to collect and repair goods for the garage sales. They are (L-R) Eric Davies, Tom Kearney, Trevor Southwell, Steve Mitchell, Ian Mill, Bernie Crowe, JFK – John Francis Kelly and Jim Jennings. Bob Srictland was absent.
Representatives from local schools gathered for the first 2017 Parkes Junior AECG meeting on Tuesday. At the back (L-R) are Nicayden Greenwood, Katlyn Turnbull, Kyah Turnbull, Jazlyn Greenwood, Harmih Turnbull, Kye Herft and Izaac Handcock. In the middle (L-R) are Angus Johnston, Jake Herring, Bob McEwan and Hope Kealley Smith. In front (L-R) are Makayla Sloane, Lara Bennett, Ella Ward and Sophie Cronin.
The Lachlan Dragonboat members who paddled for the Western Region Rogues team bringing back a silver and bronze from Penrith are (L-R) Beth Thomas, Helen Rowbotham, Claire Davis, Coach Deb Clarke, Warren Edwards, Carmen Stephens and Rochelle Smith. See report on page 12.
Two long-standing Parkes Shire Council employees re- ceived awards on Tuesday in recognition for the 20 years they have worked for council. (L-R) Parkes Shire Council General Manager Kent Boyd, Toby Huppatz,Tom Ward and Mayor Ken Keith OAM.
Tony Fisher of Parkes has retired and is happy to be do- ing his stained glass designs full time – a hobby he’s been doing for 30 years, and teaching for 16 years. He is in the process of changing his business name to Ynot Fiisher Glass. He is also working on a commission for the new village chapel at Southern Cross Village.
Penrith Panthers, Lachlan Stein (left) and Tony Satini (right) were at Cooke Park last Thursday to meet fans and hand out autographs. Hayley Arrow, Jordii Ahsee and Amelia Ahsee were keen to get a photo with them.
Billy Swindle asked Lachlan Stein of the Penrith Panthers to sign his shirt.
Two brothers Shamus (front) and Selwyn Podetti enjoyed meeting Lachlan Stein and Tony
Christian School 2017 Captains are James Simpson and Rachel Thorncroft.
Holy Family SRC 2017 are back row (L-R) Matthew Skinner, Clayton Wing Yip, Matilda Grosvenor and Mitchell Finn. Front row Sophie McQuie, Joan Carolan and Sharlia White. Jagger Gillingham was absent.
Australia Day Ambassador, Susie Elelman (middle) met Jocelyn and David Moles at the opening of the Australia
Day Art Exhibition last Wednesday.
Fred and Frances Thornton took part in the All Australian Car Display on Australia Day at Cooke Park. They are in
their 1928 Chev National.
Stephanie O’Rourke attended the Australia Day celebrations in Cooke Park with her children last Thursday. Leah
is on her left, Isaac on her lap with Joshua and Holly on her right.
Csaba Belley of Parkes was one of the 30 artists to exhibit at the Australia Day Art Exhibition. He is with his wife, Judy, at his painting entitled Because of Magpies.
Jacob Gosper, Lilly Gosper, Saxon Gosper and Clara Rice enjoyed getting creative at the library
GOLDEN GIRLS… The Parkes Shire Council’s staff worked tirelessly and could be seen at every event making sure it runs smoothly, answering questions from fans and keeping people happy. They could not be missed in their golden outfits in the crowd welcoming the Elvis Express. They are l – r Anna Charlton, Emily Brotherton, Katrina Dwyer, Beth Link, Jodi McIntyre and Natalie Caldwell.