• Condobolin Ladies Day was a great success, according to organisers. There were specials galore and Goody Bags filled with wonderful surprises. One of which, was the chance for one lucky lady to win a real diamond. Angela Coceancic was the lucky winner, which was donated by Condobolin Swiss Watch Centre. Colleen Helyar and Rose Leighton from Trundle won the $100 WLT cards, Janine Crouch was named Best Dressed Lady, and special guest speaker Pip Job (Rural Woman of the year in 2014) had a full house for her presentation – Communicating in Family Business – at the Royal Hotel. Heather Blackley, Lindy Watt, Pip Job, Marjorie McDonald and Lisa McFadyen were all smiles after the Ladies Lunch event. More on Condobolin Ladies Day on Page 6. MB
Looking for a fantastic day out filled with lots of bargains and surprises? Then look no further then Condobolin Ladies Day to be held on Friday, 3 March.
LOCAL LADIES ARE URGED to support your local town and turn out for a fun day or bargains and surprises. Goody bags can be picked up at Ray White Condobolin on the day and will deliver little surprises and specials for the day. There will be special morning and afternoon teas and lunches with a Mini Fashion Parade, a Style Consultant, Wine and Cheese sampling, Health Checks at the Pharmacy, specials and discounts in the shops with up to 50 per cent off in some retail outllets. There will be a special guest speaker at the Royal for lunch.
Pip Job, Rural Woman of the Year in 2014 will do a brief presentation on the issues of Communication in Family Business, something many face at times.
By Melissa Blewitt
There’s something for everyone during Senior’s Week activities in Condobolin from Monday, 6 March to Friday, 10 March.
Senior’s Week in Condobolin will give you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones with a number of events planned.
The week will start off on Monday with Getting Connected from 10-11am at the Condobolin Library; and from 1-2pm at Western Plains Regional Development (WPRD).
Then on Tuesday, 7 March: Getting Connected will again be on from 10-11am at Condobolin Library; and from1-2pm at WPRD. Those interested can also attend a Seniors Lunch and Entertainment at Condobolin RSL Club. Make sure to be there at 11:30am for 12pm. The cost of the event is $5.
Wednesday, 8 March the community can get involved in Getting Connected from 10-11am at Condobolin Library; and from 1-2pm at WPRD.
Thursday, 9 March has a full schedule with Getting Connected from 10-11am at Condobolin Library; and from 1-2pm at WPRD; and HACC day trip to Orange for Elders Olympics. Transport for this event departs HACC Centre at 7.45am.
On Friday, 10 March residents can participate in Getting Connected from 10-11am at Condobolin Library; and from 1-2pm at WPRD. The International Women’s Day Dinner, which will showcase Nepal, will commence from 6:30pm at the Community Centre. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 per person.
For more information call Western Plains Regional Development on 6895 3301.
By Melissa Blewitt
Galloping horses and dazzling dresses will all be part of the Tottenham Picnic Races on Saturday, 4 March.
Enjoy the best of country hospitality at one of the Central West’s leading country picnic race meets, featuring the Western Machinery Tottenham Picnic Cup and over $20,500 in prizemoney plus trophies.
The six race program gets underway at 2pm, following a free luncheon for everyone, which is sponsored by Delta Ag. Entry for 17 years and over is $20.
It’s a family fun day with free kid’s entertainment, including Jumping Castle, Merry Go Round and Face Painting.
Racegoers will also have access to Sky Channel, bar, barbecue and afternoon tea.
A courtesy bus will be running from the hotel at half hourly intervals from 12pm to 2pm with return trips after the races.
As part of the off-track attractions, the annual Fashions on the Field contest will be held.
Distinguished judges will cast their vote on the day and winners will be awarded fabulous prizes for their flair.
Lachlan Valley Railway will be running the train again to the Tottenham Picnic Races. Everyone will be able to take a step back in time. Those on board will ride in the LVR’s 1920s open-windowed CPH Railmotors to the races from Forbes, Parkes, Bogan Gate or Trundle.
For more details visit www.lvr.com.au or phone (02) 6342 4999.
After the last race has been run, Under the Radar will perform and please remember there is NO BYO or entry after 8pm.
Major Sponsors of the event are Western Farm Machinery, Tottenham Hotel, TJM Plumbing, Foodworks Tottenham, TDG Contracting, Sincock LVM, West ‘n’ Owens, Jemalong Wool and Robinson Grain.
For more information contact Leslie Hillam on 0429 038 276.
There is no doubt Jenny Lincoln is a caring and compassionate lady. For over 40 years the local Childhood and Family Health Nurse has been looking after the needs of mothers and babies. The Condobolin Health Service gathered for a morning tea, to help Jenny celebrate a very special milestone – a career that has spanned over 40 years in the nursing profession. ABOVE: Community Based Service Manager Lynne Hawley (left) and Health Service Manager Kate Power (right) congratulate Childhood and Family Health Nurse Jenny Lincoln on her 40 years of commitment to the nursing profession. MB
By Melissa Blewitt
Health Services Manager Kate Power said Jenny had been unwavering in her dedication to nursing and the local community.
“Nursing is a very rewarding, very demanding profession. It’s a hard job and to achieve 40 plus years is a great achievement,” she explained.
“I feel it is very important for all of us to recognise Jenny and her career success. She has worked at the Condobolin Health Service since approximately 1990 and should be recognised by all for her amazing achievements.”
Jenny was presented with a beautiful bouquet and a special gift at the morning tea.
“Everyone has been very supportive and I have learned a lot whilst I have been here. Condobolin is the first place that has ever felt like home and I’m staying. Thank you all so very much,” she said.
She has been a key member of the Condobolin Community Health Team for more than 23 years. She commenced work at Community Health as the District Midwife, supporting and educating pregnant mums, seeing them through labour and delivery in the days when the Hospital provided birthing services in Condobolin.
Jenny has continued to provide consistent, supportive and nurturing service for local women through the ante-natal period with her Ante-natal classes through to Post-Natal home visits and immunisation of those babies up to five years of age.
She has worked extremely hard in her Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Strategy role, helping young mums achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their babies at an important stage in their lives.
Jenny has also co-ordinated the School-based immunisation Program since its inception several years ago, conducting four clinics per year at both Condobolin High School and the Condobolin MET School.
Her driving passion, is ensuring children within the community are fully immunised. She is almost single-handedly responsible for the high level of immunisation compliance throughout the local community.
She is extremely diligent in the follow up or recall of children who are behind in the immunisation schedule and works hard every day to bring these children up to date.
Jenny is a quite achiever, always putting others before herself. Her work in Thailand after the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 was selfless and inspiring. An active member of the Christian Revival Church, Jenny also set up the ‘Days for Girls’ group in Condobolin, who make and prepare washable feminine hygiene kits for disadvantaged girls in third world countries.
By Melissa Blewitt
Stage two of the Condobolin SRA Hall project is underway.
The old building was demolished last year, and now local contractor Warren Ross, from Ross Bros Pty Ltd, was engaged to construct the large pad needed for the proposed new facility.
“The new Hall will be in a new position, facing the Showground itself,” Manager Building Services Alan Townsend said.
“The new building will be made with steel and brick, and feature an amazing six metre verandah.
“Environmental factors such as solar power and gas, have all been at the forefront of the design.
“Stage one was demolition of the building, which was completed last year.
“The beginning of Stage Two is the construction of the pad, and then the commencement of building the new Hall.
“Tenders will go out for the building of the facility, and I encouarge locals to put in for it. We have some incredible local businesses that could complete this project.
“Local businesses could do a joint tender, with several companies working together to complete the job.”
It is hoped the Hall will be able to be used for the 2017 Show Season.
• The 2017 Condobolin Picnic Races were a huge success. The meet featured $28,000 in prizemoney plus trophies. A highlight of the day was the $8,000 Royal Hotel Picnic Cup, which was won by Double Halo (Gilgandra) ridden by Ricky Blewitt. The victory means the points score will help the horse qualify for the $50,000 Picnic Championship Final at Dubbo in September. The brand new 1700 metre race, sponsored by Graincorp, was also a wonderful spectacle. Condobolin Picnic Race Club is unique, and organisers felt that gave them the opportunity to best meet the needs of owners, jockeys and racegoers. The weather was perfect and racegoers were entertained after the last race by Lawson Shire. Ladies had their fascinators ready and gentlemen donned their suits, in a bid to capture $1,500 in cash prizes including the RB Sellars Clothing Fashions in the Field. Bottom Right: M’Liss Reardon (Condobolin) was named as the winner of the Millinery Award; and Bottom left: Melissa Rees (Condobolin) was sashed Most Elegant Lady. MB/Photos by Kathy Parnaby.
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