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A small but enthusiastic group of swimmers attended the Parkes Annual Qualifying Carnival. As parents and avid supporters of our swimmers, we are astounded that week after week, our swimmers keep posting PB’s – some of them were massive!

Harry Robinson – 50m freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and 100m breaststroke (-13.56 seconds!) and freestyle (- 7.17 seconds!)

Niamh Mitton – 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke

Ella Mitton – 50m freestyle

Jethro Fenton – 50m freestyle and 200m IM (-10.12 seconds)

Genevieve McClelland – 50m freestyle and butterfly, 100m IM (-10.27) and 100m butterfly (-10.53)

Skye McClelland – 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke (-7.19 seconds)

Congratulations to our podium finishes.

Tom Robinson – 1st 50m butterfly and 200 freestyle, 2nd 50m and 100m freestyle and 3rd 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m IM.

Genevieve McClelland – 2nd 100m IM and 3rd 100m butterfly

George Mitton – 2nd 50m breaststroke

Harry Robinson – 3rd 100m breaststroke

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their efforts today.

PARKES CARNIVAL: Genevieve McClelland competes in the butterfly. Image supplied

PARKES CARNIVAL: Genevieve McClelland competes in the butterfly. Image supplied

Next week we are at home! Don’t forget to put your entries in for our home carnival. We are looking forward to a great day.

PARKES CARNIVAL: Jethro Fenton on the starting block. Image supplied

PARKES CARNIVAL: Jethro Fenton on the starting block. Image supplied



The Annual General Meeting was not able to held on November 27 due to insufficient numbers present at the meeting. 

A second attempt will be held December 19 commencing at 7 pm at the Bowling Club.  If you wish netball to continue next year you need to attend as if a meeting cannot held on this date there will be no netball next year

Draw for Thursday December 6

6.30pm Sweaty Netty  v  T’s and B’s –  Duty Noice Garry

6.30pm Wild Hogs  v  Goal Diggers – Duty Noice Garry

7.30pm  Noice Garry v NWA  –  Duty Sweaty Netty

Bye  Last Minute



Summer League which was to be held at Boorowa on November 27 , became a forfeit to Grenfell when Young was unable to field a team.

Our next game is at Young this evening when we play the 'The Harden Hawks".

The make-up game for the one washed out will now be held at Young on Saturday December 8. This date is also our next meeting date at 11 a.m.

Please make an effort to be there as we will be discussing  our Christmas Party/Presentation Night which is on Saturday 15th.

Thursday saw a roll-up  with Pat, Julie, Sue and Lance.

Several of our members took part in the Forbes Womens Pairs Tournament on the weekend. All had a good time with some respectable results. Well done to all.

After playing in competitions in near-by towns, the writer would like to extend thanks and congratulations to our greenkeeper Peter. He keeps our green in a manner which we should all appreciate.

Don't forget.  December 8, 11am meeting.



If you would like to keep in touch with your game of tennis you can,  with social tennis being offered on Thursday mornings commencing at around 8 am. 

For more information regarding social tennis please contact Arnold Brown on 02 6343 1482.


Cryptosporidiosis warning from NSW Health

Central West residents are advised to be cautious when they hit swimming pools and splash parks amid a rise in the temperature.

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) says it has come across 74 incidents of cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhoeal disease, in the region this year.

The WNSWLHD provides health services in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo. It said the number of cryptosporidiosis cases is expected to rise over summer. People with diarrhoea are being asked to avoid swimming for two weeks to prevent contaminating pools and spreading the infection.     

NSW Health director of health protection, Jeremy McAnulty, said people of all ages, particularly parents and carers of young children, should take steps to prevent the spread of the parasitic intestinal infection. 

“Cryptosporidiosis is easily spread from person to person in swimming pools, splash parks, interactive fountains, spas and jacuzzis,” Mr McAnulty said.

“We usually see cases increase over summer and there have been plenty of outbreaks caused by contaminated swimming pools.

“If an infected person gets into a pool and another swimmer swallows even a small amount of pool water, they can get infected and will start experiencing diarrhoea a few days later.”

Mr McAnulty said there is an underestimation of the number of cases as many people with diarrhoea aren’t tested for cryptosporidiosis, which requires a stool test at the doctor.


Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined forces with Cootamundra electorate emergency services to urge the community to have a safe summer as the season kicks off tomorrow.

Ms Cooke highlighted the messages of local emergency services with road safety, bush fire risks and proper precautions on our waterways all highlighted as key concerns when the temperatures soar.

"Aussie summers are absolutely iconic so what we're focused on is making sure people in the Cootamundra electorate take some simple steps to ensure their festive season is memorable for all the right reasons," Ms Cooke said.

Emergency services issued a number of timely warnings about the dangers that individuals may face this summer and some simple steps people can take to stay safe.

"Whether you're hitting the road to go and see loved ones this Christmas, or enjoying our beautiful beaches or rivers for a swim or boat ride, we want everyone to do so safely," Ms Cooke said.

"At the same time, we're reminding people to make sure they've prepared their homes for the bushfire season, and know what to do if they're affected by floods or storms."

Ms Cooke also reiterated police warnings about the importance of being safe on the region's roads as people travel around the state to see friends and family over the festive period.

"All motorists have a responsibility to obey the road rules. Police across the Cootamundra electorate will be out in force this summer to ensure the safety of drivers and their passengers," Ms Cooke said.

"While we want people to focus on having a safe and fun summer, it is also important to get ready in case a fire, flood or storm affects your neighbourhood.

"Our emergency services from bush to beach and everyone in between do a tremendous job protecting lives, property and infrastructure across the state all year round, but we can all play our part in being prepared," Ms Cooke added.

Getting ready this summer includes five simple steps:

1. Know your risk - think about the area you live in and the types of disasters that could affect you;

2.Plan now for what you will do - sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area;

3. Get your home ready - prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance;

4.Be aware - find out how to prepare and what to do if there is a disaster in your area; and,

5. Look out for each other - share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.