With the the 24-hour news cycle and social media so easily taking centre stage in our lives, we can feel overwhelmed by all the bad news we are constantly bombarded with.
In contrast The Parkes Phoenix focuses on good news stories and once you start looking, there is literally an avalanche of positive things happening in our community. My most difficult task every week is trying to fit in all the wonderful stories that come our way.
So whenever you feel down and depressed by world events, just turn to The Parkes Phoenix to lift your spirits. Today we bring you once again a selection of what happened in our community over the past week.
As the school holidays start today, take time to do something special with your children. You will find a variety of holiday activities on offer for children and adults throughout today’s issue. Also take time to feel grateful for your kids and grandkids and all the joy they bring.
Enjoy Issue 57!
Maggi Barnard Editor