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CUNNINGHAM’S 362 Clarinda St Parkes 6862 2522 Monday to Friday 7am-7.30pm Saturday to Sunday 7am-7pmOPENING HOURSSHOW TIME! The fireworks was once again a…
CUNNINGHAM’S 362 Clarinda St Parkes 6862 2522 Monday to Friday 7am-7.30pm Saturday to Sunday 7am-7pmOPENING HOURSSHOW TIME! The fireworks was once again a highlight for many people. On Tuesday Rebeckah Auld (left) was sashed as the 2019 Parkes Showgirl taking over from Amelia Tanswell (middle). On the right is Melaney Smede, 2019 Miss Parkes Teenager.Parkes Show Generates Light ReliefThe Parkes Show fireworks lighting up the sky on Tuesday night was symbolic of how our community keeps on shining despite tough times brought about by the current drought. “I am very happy with the 139th show,” said President Peter Unger. “I was concerned about the influence the drought would have and that people would stay away, but the entries have been good with some areas filled up to capacity.” Peter said his greatest wish for the community was that people would just enjoy the company of friends at the show. “I would be satisfied if people had come to the show to get away from their daily routine and had a good time.” Parkes Show Vice-President Bridget Lee was very happy with this year’s five finalists in the Parkes Showgirl competition. “The judges said they had a really hard choice to make and they were very impressed with the contestants’ knowledge of the community.” As people streamed through the gates on the half day public holiday on Tuesday, Rebeckah Auld became the 2019 Parkes Showgirl. Rebeckah is studying online through Deacon University for a Bachelors of Communications. In her outgoing speech 2018 Parkes Showgirl, Amelia Tanswell said she loved being part of a rural community, and congratulated this year’s contestants for stepping up and having a go. The Miss Parkes Teenager winner is Parkes High School student Melaney Smede. By Maggi BarnardMonday - Friday 7am to 5pm Saturday 8am to 2pm Sunday ClosedPhone: 6862 660012-14 Saleyards Rd, ParkesNow EnrollingYour free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Parkes...shopPage 2 Friday 30 August 2019phone l (02) 6344 1846 web l Postal Address PO Box 251 Canowindra NSW 2804Publisher Sarah Maynard | Publisher | 0403 270 995 ENERGY AIR-SHOW! 10AM SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBEREditorial Maggi Barnard | Editor | 0403 080 085 Advertising Sylvie Maloney | Sales | 0490 517 590 Advertising Deadline Tuesday 4pm if you require design Wednesday 3pm for pre-designed ads Editorial Deadline | Wednesday 10amTHE AIRSHOW COMPANY incorporating HARS, RAAF & MATT HALLPARKES REGIONAL AIRPORT 20th – 22nd September• SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS • STATIC DISPLAYS • YOUTH EXPERIENCE FLIGHTS • KIDS ACTIVITIES • JOY FLIGHTS • FULL MOTION SIMULATOR • STEM & CAREERS EXPO • BUSHCAT AIRCRAFT BUILD PROJECT • FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT • FACEPAINT • BALLOONS • PEDDLE PLANES • TRAIN • POOKA THE CLOWNWIN A FAMILY PASS TO AIRVENTURE AUSTRALIA Tickets on Sale NOW!FREE community newspaper published every Fridaylocally first!THUMBS UP... THUMBS DOWN THUMBS UP To Troppo Bob who took time to teach children some of his magic tricks at the Parkes Show! THUMBS UP To the show goers who drop their litter in the streets around the showground. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully please! THUMBS UP To the thrilling fireworks at the Parkes Show! Please sign up on our website to receive the Phoenix via email each week.Enter on The Parkes Phoenix website Entries close 17th September. Competition will be drawn on EVERY ELIGIBLE 18th September. ONLINE TICKETust sm d ket ase *Tic purchto go ! be line draw s on the nditionsite into s & co web . ee Term y. S tails appl for dePURCHASED GOES INTO THE DRAW TO WIN A BUSHCAT!**Photo courtesy of Henry HowardCheck our website! in The gr e fly AussiST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCHMARKET DAY9am - 2pm followed by SOUL CAFE Plants • Jumping Castle • Car Show Lucky Dip • Morning Teas • Cake Stall Games • Snag Dogs With Sweets Silent Auction • Trash ‘N Treasure AT THE CHURCH GROUNDS CHURCH ST, PARKESSat 7TH SEPT 2019Presenter Tom Powell (far left) with Orana Weiglli Hub project staff , Elder Aunty Violet West (middle) and Neighbourhood Central Staff.Recognition for Peak Hill ResidentsNAIDOC week was celebrated in Peak Hill this year with two special events to heal and honour the community. Parkes Neighbourhood Central hosted a Red Dust Healing workshop at the Healing and Learning Centre in Peak Hill. Up to 40 people attended including community members, elders and service providers. The workshop was presented by facilitator and founder Uncle Tom Powell. Red Dust Healing is a specific cultural healing program written from an Indigenous perspective. In keeping with this year’s NAIDOC theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth, a NAIDOC award presentation was held after the workshop to recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to their community. A big congratulations to young Cooper Dart from Peak Hill Central School who wasnominated as Youth of the Year 2019, and to Shani Hando owner/manager of the new Boomerang Café who took home the award for Community Person of the Year 2019. By Amanda CorcoranNAIDOC Community Person of the Year, Shani Hando, and Youth of the Year Cooper Dart with their awards.Your free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Parkes...shoplocally first!SNIPPETS...Natika Smith with her six-month-old blue and gold macaw called Bindi. She has run the Birds pavilion for the past six years and this year received a record of 85 entries.Market Day: The congregation of St. Georges have been praying for rain to assist our district. If it rains on our Market Day on Saturday, 7th of September still come as we have huge halls to keep you dry, but wouldn’t it be great to be dancing in the rain? The famous plant and cake stalls will be abundant, there will be a delicious Devonshire tea, games for the kids, white elephant stalls and BBQ with dessert. Tour the beautiful interiors of the heritage building and come and have a great day out. Recycled Water For Green Parks: Construction on the Recycled Water Rising Main is complete, with the 12km purple pipeline connecting selected public greenspaces around Parkes. The project also included the construction of a reservoir on Nash Street and pump stations at Nash Street, Renshaw McGirr Way and the Recycling Facility. Commissioning and testing started at Armstrong Park last week. Other parks and sporting fields will be switching to recycled water in the coming months. Parkes Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure, Andrew Francis said: “We are on track to turn on the purple taps as we move into summer, so our parks and ovals will be irrigated with recycled water during peak water demand. The scheme ensures ourFriday 30 August 2019 Page 3QUESTION of the week sporting amenities are maintained through dry times, and will ease pressure on our drinking water supplies.” Irrigation will be scheduled at night, although testing may take place during business hours during commissioning. While recycled water is safe for irrigation, it is not suitable for human consumption and direct contact with sprinkler sprays should be avoided. Grants To Protect Local Environment: Local communities in the Central West and Riverina can share in $150,000 of funding in the Communities Environment Program. Each electorate can receive funding for up to 20 projects, with the minimum grant being $2,500 and the maximum grant set at $20,000. Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open and should be returned before 27th September. To be eligible you must be a community organisation, which is a legal entity and able to enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. Community clubs, scouts and guides groups, sports clubs, not-for-profit organisations, schools, councils and other community and conservation groups can apply. An EOI form can be obtained by calling 6921 4600, online at SCP-expression-of-interest-form-withfactsheet-and-FAQ.pdf or emailing michael. Doughty (2) could not wait to get a taste of this huge lolly at the Parkes Show on Tuesday.What do you enjoy the most at the Parkes Show?Jacob McIntyre (7): The food, especially the dagwood dogs. Ann McIntyre: Spending time with my grandkids. Olivia McIntrye (9): I love the Cha Cha ride.Back: Aaron and Kelly Halls: The food and the shows. Front: Sienna (5): The jumping castle. Kobey (7): The rides, bungee jump and quad bikes. Brayden (11): The bungee jump.Angie Paguyen with William Doguiles (8 mths): Everything is a great experience as it is my first visit in Australia. Nessa Doguiles: The fireworks! Kerranina (5): The bumper cars. Louie Doguiles: Being out with my family.Page 4 Friday 30 August 2019Your free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Parkes...shopDENTAL DiaryOUR Bloke John ‘Deano’ Dean NOW HIRING Forefront Services is a privately owned multi-faceted engineering services company with our Head Office based in Orange, NSW. We are currently seeking Fitters and Boilermakers for local mining work and shutdowns. Alternatively, you may be a farmer with these trade backgrounds that might be looking for an off farm income. Shutdowns are usually between 2-7 days. If interested, please contact Dean Stanbury on 0437146990 or email Donato MP Member for OrangeI'm your voice in ParliamentGet in touch:Orange Electorate Office 123 Byng Street ORANGE NSW 2800 P: 02 6362 5199 E: Parkes Bowling and Sports Club Monthly Market Day Sunday 29th September 10am - 2pm. Inside stalls $20. Outside stall/car boot $10. Non for profit stalls free of charge. Bookings at the Club 6862 1446. Enquiries to Rhona 0427 468 220. A coffee van in attendance, Sausage sizzle, Jumping Castle for the kids. Art & Crafts, Bric a Brac Mosaics, Crochet, Vintage Clothing, Fresh Produce, Home Cooking, Honey, Pickles & Jams and much more. GARAGE SALE This Sat 31st Aug & Sun 1st Sept 187 Farnell St Forbes, from 7am Furniture, electrical goods, books, bric-a-brac. Parkes Rugby Union AGM Wednesday 11th September 6.30pm Back Room at the CoachieTo place a classified ad please contact first!How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I moved to Parkes in October 1979 from Ivanhoe. I enjoy living here as it is friendly and a great place to live. Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? Started working at the Parkes Services Club in October 1979 and still work there, l enjoy the customers and the people I work with. What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? I like to watch movies. What makes you proud? My family makes me proud. If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? A horse, because they are a majestic animal. What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Movie: Gone With The Wind as my favourite time in history is the Civil War; Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis); Book: Reach For The Sky - a true story about a British World War 2 fighter pilot. Tell us about your best holiday. I’ve had a few trips to the USA and loved every minute I’ve ever been there, especially the visits to Elvis’s home Graceland. What is on your bucket list? To live long enough to see the Dragons win another grand final!Light Up Your SmileYou deserve to be the best version of yourself. That is why at Baker Dental we offer a range of safe and pioneering dentistry services to help you feel more confident and youthful. Our services include in-chair teeth whitening and take home custom whitening kits. In-chair teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment that lifts stains from the pores of teeth and lightens the colour of natural tooth enamel, leading to the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth. In-chair teeth whitening is the quickest dental solution for whitening teeth and removing or reducing stains and discolouration. It typically involves the application of the whitening product directly onto the teeth and the use of UV light to activate and accelerate the whitening agent. With in-chair teeth whitening, results are typically achieved within a 60-minute dental appointment. At your in-chair whitening appointment you will be given custom trays and take home whitening gel to continue whitening maintenance at home. The second option is the take home whitening kit, which are a more affordable option for whitening. At your dental appointment an impression of your teeth will be taken and a custom tray will be made for you. You will also receive a whitening gel syringe kit with these custom trays. You’ll wear the trays for a certain period of time, usually for 45 mins depending on your circumstances. The take home kit enables you to control the process at home. It is ideal for patients who would like to whiten their teeth on their own time. Results are usually achieved within two weeks. Contact Baker Dental to see which option of teeth whitening is best suited to you.Teeth Whitening – in chair bleaching & take home whitening kitsLITTLE Black Book QUALIFIED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Phone Elaine to book your lessonGeneral Dentistry – check ups, scale & cleans, x-rays, fillingsCONTACT USCnr Church & Hill Sts, Parkes 2870 T: 02 6862 1391 E: free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Parkes...shoplocally first!Friday 30 August 2019 Page 5Upgrades A Welcome Relief The completion of construction work to revitalise six Parkes Shire townships and boost their economies during the drought were celebrated last week. The $1 million investment by the Australian Government included upgrades to Cookamidgera’s central hall, the Carrington Hotel’s lower floor at Peak Hill, new toilet blocks for the Alectown Hall, improved irrigation for the Bogan Gate Memorial Park, a new amenities block at Trundle and modern, multipurpose sports courts at Tullamore.L-R Year 11 Parkes High School student Pascal Berry on her scooter; Pascal at the World Roller Games in Barcelona.Pascal Scoots Into World Ranking Not many girls are drawn to the adrenaline of the skate park, except for a trailblazing Parkes student who has just added a world ranking to her long list of achievements. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Berry not only represented Australia at the first ever female competition in the World Roller Games held in Barcelona, Spain in August, but she ended in ninth position in the world ranking for female scooter riders. Pascal, who is the number one female rider in NSW and the ACT, and number four in Australia, said she was so stoked to be part of this historic event. “It was awesome being part of getting the sport to a higher level.” Pascal competed against 17 other riders from five countries saying the competition was very tough. The new indoor skate park built specifically for the event, had three sections that competitors had to hit. “The judges also looked at consistency, technicality and originality,” said Pascal. “Weeach had two 45 second runs.” Looking ahead Pascal is excited for the new season that kicks off in Australia next month with a new sponsor, Tilt. She needs to take part in three of the five competitions across the country in order to get a ranking. While her aim is to get better and bigger, she would also like to continue her encouragement of the sport among girls. “I would love to see more girls taking part in competitions. I enjoy teaching the younger kids new tricks.” Pascal said she just loved interacting with everyone at the skate park and helping them. She will also work on her favourite trick the rotar whip, which involves spinning the bars and deck at the same time in different directions. With her passion and drive, Pascal is not only heading for great things but sure to become a catalyst for the younger generation to follow in her scooter trails. By Maggi Barnard100 CLARINDA ST, PARKES • 02 68622060 • E: • SIDESTEPS • LED LIGHTING • REGOS • WHEEL ALIGNMENTSAt the opening of the multi-purpose sports courts at Tullamore were Parkes Shire Councillor Neil Westcott, Tullamore Central School captain Sophie Lang and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.Free Workshop For Learner Drivers Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop at Parkes Christian School on Thursday, 5th September from 5:30pm. "Parents and supervisors have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer,” said Lachlan Shire Council's Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Belinda Coe. The workshop covers the licencing system, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook including the use of digital logbooks, licence conditions for learner and P-plate drivers, the benefits of on-road driving sessions, tips on supervising a learner driver and more. Bookings are essential with Belinda Coe on 6861 2364.Page 6 Friday 30 August 2019BE SeenYour free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around Parkes...shoplocally first!WHAT’S On 30-31 Aug Heaven & Earth Legends Show at Hotel Gracelands. $85 ticket includes 2 course meal and show. Call 0400 012 111. 1 Sep2 Sep 3 Sep The three to five years girls entering Junior Showgirl were (L-R) Elodie Ballantyne and Lola Elliott with Charlotte Smith the winner.7 Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 18 SepHayden Jones is the Master Stockman (3 – 5 years).29 Sep Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing OngoingThe six to ten year old boys entering for Junior Stockman were (L-R) Curdie Butler, Fletcher Hall, Zavier Jones (winner), Angus Jones and Jacques van Wyk.Free evening meal at the Uniting Church Hall from 5:30 – 6:30pm. All welcome.SWS Stud Merino Breeders Field Day, 10am at Harden Showground, Harden NSW. For more information visit George’s Market Day from 9am – 2pm at the church grounds in Church Street followed by Soul Café. Lots on offer: car show, plant and cake stalls, lucky dip, games, silent, auction, trash ‘n treasure, snag dogs with sweets.Community conversation on local health needs and priorities, come and have your say at the Parkes Community Centre in Rose St, Parkes from 9am – 11:30pm. Contact Amanda Corcoran 0491 477 207. Parkes Garden Club meeting at Barbara Magill’s garden, 2 Monica Close at 2pm. All welcome. Speaker is David Ramsay on orchids. See you there!Annual Fraud Forum hosted by Central West Police District. Attend this free event to receive information on how you and your family can avoid becoming victims of fraud and what to do if you are the victim of fraud at Neighbourhood Central - 10am for morning tea, forum at 10:30am. RSVP on 6862 3757 by Friday, 13th September.20-22 Sep AirVenture Australia at Parkes Regional Airport. All things aviation on display including a high energy air show, joy flights, kids’ activities, food, drinks and entertainment, trade and exhibition displays, aviation-based STEM and careers program, BushCat Aircraft Build project. Visit SepEight girls entered the six to ten year category of Junior Showgirl with Alana Finnegan named the winner.Father's Day BBQ Paddle hosted by Parkes Dragon Boat Club at Lake Endeavour from 9:30am to 2:30pm, plus kids' fishing competition, tackle supplied. Everyone welcome! Contact Beth on 0418 253 045 for more information.OngoingNational Police Remembrance Day service at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Parkes at 10am.Monthly Market Day at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club from 10am – 2pm. Inside stall $20, outside/car boot $10, not-for-profit stalls free. Bookings at 6862 1446. Parkes Day VIEW Club Luncheon meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Astro Dish Motor Inn. Call Pamela on 6863 4552 to book. Parkes Camera Club meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday night of the mont
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