CanAssist: received a welcome donation this week from the Parkes Leagues Club. The club put out collection tins during the festival and the patrons did not disappoint with a generous amount of $4,488,25 collected. Parkes Leagues Club Manager Greg Hornby said it was a great way to support a local charity. Pat Bailey of CanAssist
thanked Greg for the generous donation saying it would be of great help for the important work they do. Greg
(second left) handed over the cheque to CanAssist members Pat Bailey, Adrianne Brown and CanAssist President Sylvie Glendenning.
Seniors Festival: Are you over 60? Have you always harboured a secret desire to write your life story? Or learn to
play bridge? Or have a go at belly dancing? Neighbourhood Central has cobbled together a week jam packed with all
these activities for free (plus much more) in celebration of the NSW 2019 Seniors Festival from Monday, 18th February to Friday, 22nd February. Most activities will take place at Neighbourhood Central. “We have something for everyone,” said Executive Officer of the Centre, Pam Symonds. “There is yoga, posy making, writing your life story, a trip to the HARS aviation museum and yes, we even have a belly dancing workshop!” Registrations are necessary at Neighbourhood Central from 10am until 12 noon on Wednesday, 13th February. For more information contact Neighbourhood Central on 6862 3757.
One Stop Shop For Drought Support: Farmers now have a single and straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them with a new online resource launched last week. FarmHub brings together the services of the Commonwealth, states, councils and charities. “Farmers just need to go to farmhub.org.au and type in their location to find help available,” said Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud. “It will
show what fodder, water, transport and living expense assistance is available at an individual farm, as well as mental and physical health services.”
Further Boost To Small Businesses: About 18,000 small businesses in the Riverina and Central West are set to benefit from taxation reforms to boost the national economy. The instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $20,000 to $25,000, effective immediately. The popular tax write-off has also been extended for
another year beyond its existing June 2019 end date, giving small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million the opportunity to access the new $25,000 incentive from now until 30th June 2020.