Celebrate People With Disability: Currajong Disability Services and Forbes Shire Council have teamed up with other NDIS providers to recognise International Day of People with Disability on 3rd December with a series of events at the Forbes Memorial Pool. It is the second time both groups have come together to stage this key event. The event will not just be a celebration of people with a disability but also a chance for other providers and organisations to connect and share experiences and ideas. The day is United Nations sanctioned and aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Spectacular Weekend For Drought-Affected Students: Students from Trundle Central School will be part of 150 students from 14 other schools this weekend in Sydney to watch the Schools Spectacular and enjoy the seaside. Far from the dusty, drought-ravaged paddocks of home, this weekend will be a wish come true for the students thanks to Wish Upon a Star, a joint initiative of the Department of Edu- cation, Office of Sport and Transport for NSW and supported by a sponsorship from RØDE Microphones. Three students are from one of the state’s most isolated and driest schools in the far north-western corner of the state, Tibooburra Outback Public School. Schools Spectacular Co-Executive Producer Rosemary Davis said everyone had enthusiastically supported the effort to give these young people a weekend they would never forget.
Small Business Helping Other Small Businesses: Greenparkes Garden Centre has taken the initiative to invite market stall holders to set up a temporary stand at Greenparkes Garden Centre every Saturday until Christmas from 10am to 3pm. Bookings are essential to maintain variety of offer. Please bring your own equipment required including cash float and EFT facilities. For more information contact Jenny on 0428 634 650 during business hours.
Parkes Man Wins Big: A Parkes man has kicked off the week with a win, scoring $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw, the guaranteed first prize. He said he initially thought he was seeing things. “I had to get my wife to come over and make sure I wasn’t seeing things! I can’t believe it. We’re both so excited, but a little bit shell-shocked! The man said he’d use his prize to get some renovations done around his home.