Attention All Men: All men over 50 years, need regular testing for prostate cancer, and over 40 years if runs in family. The Parkes Prostate Cancer and Support Group have small information booklets available. It is extremely important to have regular PSA and physical testing as statistics show, if the cancer is diagnosed early the disease can be more effectively treated. Do not be turned away by your GP. Nearly 70 australian men are now diagnosed daily and more than 10 dying every day from Prostate Cancer. The number of deaths have increased by 5% this year primarily as a result of only 36% of Prostate Cancers detected at stage 1 when the disease can be more effectively treated.
Big News For The Eugowra Show: Thanks to very generous donors who support events through the GIVIT platform, The Eugowra Show committee have been given the funds to allow every resident of the Eugowra community free membership and entry to the Eugowra Show for 2023. Please book your membership tickets online or at the gate: https://www.123tix.com.au/events/40043/eugowra-show-2023
Rural Aid Offers Relief To Varroa-Affected Beekeepers: Australia’s most trusted rural charity has restated its support of commercial beekeepers as concern mounts over the continuing spread of the invasive varroa mite.
More than 260 outbreaks of varroa mite have now been detected since June 2022, when the alarm was first raised at the Port of Newcastle.
Rural Aid has provided more than $500,000 to beekeepers since 2015 and is ready to again provide a ‘hand up’ to producers when it was needed most. Rural Aid has experienced an increase in calls from distressed beekeepers who are understandably upset that their livelihoods and livestock are in jeopardy.
Varroa-mite affected beekeepers can apply for assistance at www.ruralaid.org.au/services-provided. Donations are needed, so if you would like to help you can make a donation at https://varroamite.ruralaid.org.au/
Parkes Shire Libraries: Don’t forget, The Cardboard Show is now open in the Coventry Room at the Parkes Shire Library. Come and see these spectacular artworks made by our talented community!
Bookings are now open for Term 3 School Holiday Activities taking place across three of our Library branches in the holidays. Contact Parkes Library for more information on 02 6861 2309.