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15TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Ted and Joan Smith celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Thursday March 12 with a dinner at the Railway Hotel.

Joining them for this special occasion were Ted's daughter, Robyn and her husband Col Fordham from Childers Queensland, his granddaughters Michelle, Tanya and Kylie and great grandsons Malachi, Thomas and James from Cowra.

Robyn and Col travelled to Grenfell with their caravan and spent some time with Ted and Joan and catching up with her brother Gary Smith, before travelling to Melbourne to spend family time with her son and family.

CORONA VIRUS: Doctors of Grenfell say: If you have a cough and or fever or sore throat you may have an infectious condition and could infect other vulnerable people. In addition, you may be vulnerable yourself to other infections. Please feel free to ring their surgeries rather than attend in person.

Call the reception at Dr Patrick's 6343 1475 to make an appointment for a call or skype consultation (if you have this facility).

Dr Dubey at the Weddin Street Surgery Ph 63432494 is also happy to speak with patients on the phone to provide medical advice.

Testing for COVID 19 is only available at the Hospital, but you must contact your doctor first, who will inform the hospital. Please, do not enter the hospital. Medical staff will come to see you in your vehicle. REMEMBER WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS and stop touching your face.

Dr Claire Cupitt visits the Main Street Medical Centre monthly - her next visit is March 23. Call 6343 1475 for an appointment.

CANCELLATIONS: The Outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major health risk to

the community. In response to an escalation across NSW and more broadly across our nation, the NSW Government is implementing a range of measures to combat the spread of disease. Effective March 16, public gathering of 500 or more are banned, as announced by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research.

As a result, to date the following have been cancelled in Grenfell: Picnic Races,Henry Lawson Festival, Anzac Day commemorations, Grace Fundraising Concert set down for March 22 (This will be rescheduled in Spring).

Many school events -Dances/Socials, assemblies, cross country, intertown events etc have been cancelled - Please check with your school for details.

Cowra/Grenfell Meals on Wheels have cancelled all their group/social functions for March and April

GRENFELL LIBRARY: Virus Service. If you are sick and wish to borrow items from the library and live within the town limits, please contact the library and they can organise a housebound delivery. Please do not visit the library if you are unwell

C2G WALK: Congratulations to everyone connected with this fantastic walk - Cargo to Grenfell.

After 96 kms and three gruelling days on the road, the organisers, volunteers and walkers were welcomed at the Grenfell Country Club by their families and friends and medical staff to check them out - particularly their tender feet.

The Grenfell Lions Club was on hand and volunteered cooking the barbecue, which was enjoyed by all.

The C2G focused on the central west region and aims to host mental health workshops throughout the region - continuing their efforts to support those suffering with mental health related issues.

Toby Barons and Sarah Knowles wrap on C2G 2020.

"From a couple of kids who had a vision, passion for making a difference and one crazy idea to walk a really long way, to where we are now.

We could not be happier with where this event has gone and the people, we have connected with because of it.

We are blown away with the feed-back we have received and hope we can continue to deliver a successful fundraiser event for many years to come.

To every single person and organisation who supported us in any way over the past year, thank you so much. We could not be more grateful to all of you.

To our walkers, congratulations! We are so proud of all of you and thankful that you joined us on our journey for mental health. We hope you'll all be back in the future.

To our volunteers, thanks once again for being so incredibly easy to work with. You are the back- bone of our event and we are so lucky to work with such an amazing team year after year.

Thanks once again to our sponsors, our event could not run without your support".

WEDDIN WHISPERS: If you have any social news you wish to have published in the Record please contact me on 6343 1574 or 0403 480 729 or by email at

News of special occasions (weddings, anniversaries and birthdays), holidays, visitors, new babies and achievements of family and friends would be greatly appreciated.

Information should be brief and concise and good quality photos (with names) of any occasions will also be accepted. Copy/photos to be published Friday must be received by Tuesday afternoon prior. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

GRENFELL RECORD CONTACTS: Rebecca Hewson (Journalist) Rebecca may be contacted by email or by mobile 0436 000 660.

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