Hurray it’s a week of celebrations: The Parkes Phoenix turns one today! Yes we have done it thanks to the wonderful support of our readers and advertisers. Thank you for all your encouragement and positive feedback we receive just about every day. See pages 3 and 6 for some reactions from readers and supporters.
We also celebrate seniors and women this week. See the seniors program on page 11. Apart from International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday, we also celebrate the inspiring founder of the Phoenix Group of Newspapers, Cheryl Newsom, who has decided it was time to hand over the reins. Read her story on page 4, and there is more about an IWD event in Parkes on page 4.
With the cooler weather taking some pressure off us, we can make time this weekend to be thankful for the many blessings we have. Let’s be grateful for grandparents and what we can learn from them.
Enjoy Issue 52! Maggi Barnard, Editor