Vietnam Veterans Day: This event could not take place on Wednesday. A new date will be discussed at the Parkes RSL Sub Branch meeting on 26th August. The favoured day is to move it to Remembrance Day on 11th November.
Parkes Showgirl: The judging and din-ner of the 2021 Parkes Showgirl had to be postponed on Saturday following the snap lockdown coming into effect at 5pm. The Parkes Show Society have time until October to finalise its entry for the NSW Showgirl competition.
Non-Urgent Elective Surgery Postponed: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and increasing number of local cases, the Western NSW Local Health District has temporarily postponed non-urgent elective surgery. All emergency surgery and urgent elective surgery will continue to be performed. Non-urgent elective surgery has been postponed from Monday at Dubbo Base Hospital and Mudgee Health Service, and from Tuesday at Bathurst, Bourke, Coonabarabran, Cowra, Forbes, Orange and Parkes public hospitals. The step was taken to ensure staff, patients and members of the public are safe and that there are hospital beds available should the need arise.
Land and Stock Returns Due: Landholders across NSW are reminded to lodge their Local Land Services (LLS) Annual Land and Stock Returns before the end of August. The returns are a statutory requirement and were posted to thousands of landholders in June. Landholders help build a picture of agricultural land use and livestock numbers across NSW by filling in the returns. Land and Stock Returns can be submitted online and should be the number of stock or birds on the property as at 30 June. Returns are to be lodged no later than Tuesday, 31st August through the dedicated online portal at www.lls.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1300 795 299 for further support and other options to lodge.
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