NPM Cookbook: The employees at Northparkes Mines have gathered 40 of their favourite sweet and savoury recipes to create the first Northparkes Cookbook. The cookbooks are on sale for $20 within the local community and are a great Christmas gift idea. 100% of money raised from the sale of the books will go towards supporting local communities that have been affected by weather events in 2016. To order a book contact Haylee 02 6861 3003 or
Where to vote tomorrow: All registered voters in the Parkes Shire need to vote in the Orange by-election tomorrow. Polling stations will be open from 8am to 6pm at the following venues: Tullamore Central School, Trundle Central School, Peak Hill Central School, Parkes East Public School (Wheelchair Accessible), Parkes Assemblies of God Hall (Rees Ave), Coventry Room, Parkes Shire Library (Wheelchair Accessible), Bogan Gate Public School and Alectown Soldiers Memorial Hall.
Country Arts Support Program 2017: The development of a peace precinct in Parkes is one of six projects in the Central West that will share $17,141 in funding for small arts projects. Arts OutWest has announced the six successful projects in the 2017 round of the Country Arts Support Program (CASP). The Rotary Club of Parkes Inc has received $3,000 for the construction of a new peace precinct and art installation at the Arboretum precinct of Memorial Hill. The installation will consist of a carved sculpture by Aboriginal artists Scott Towney and Scott Turnbull. Local artist Sean Cassidy will coordinate the installation. The other projects to receive funding include: a commission of a history song in Forbes; support for ‘Fun Theatre for the Very Young’ in Bathurst; community art
workshops in Millthorpe; workshops celebrating the 150th birthday of Henry Lawson in Grenfell and Aboriginal art based workshops for children in Bathurst.
Art of Australia Day: Artists are invited to enter work for the Parkes Art of Australia Day exhibition. The theme is Australiana to celebrate Australia Day. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday, 25th January 2017 to Friday, 27th January. The event is organised by the Parkes Australia Day Committee in conjunction with the Parkes Men’s Shed. Entry will be with a gold coin donation and money raised will go towards the Men’s Shed purchasing signage for outdoor fitness stations being erected in Parkes.