Letters to the Editor, thumbs up and down section

THUMBS DOWN: These loose pavers were left unattended, without any warning signage while council workers went to find materials to fix the hole underneath.
THUMBS DOWN: These loose pavers were left unattended, without any warning signage while council workers went to find materials to fix the hole underneath.

Hello Parkes 

Dear Editor

My siblings and I are coming to beautiful Parkes the last weekend in June to try and locate our descendants.

My great uncle, Thomas Neil Angus died at Bullecourt in 1917. He was only 20.

My grandmother was Mary Angus and she married in about 1916 to Rubén Pepper from Tomingely.

Are there any Peppers or Angus people still in the area?

We would love to meet with you. Please email me. We would love to hear from you!

Christine Smith, peppersmitha@gmail.com.

Hopes to open aviation museum a second day

Dear Editor

Last Tuesday’s paper (April 4, 2017) had an article on the arrival of a new exhibit, a Convair Turboprop, at the Parkes Airport.

This is one of the increasing number of historic aircraft that will eventually be part of the Parkes Aviation Museum, a subsidiary of HARS based at Albion Park.

In view of the increased interest and to make the museum more accessable for the viewing public, it is hoped to open on Sundays.

However to facilitate the extra day in addition to Thursdays, the museum members are seeking volunteers to help man the exhibits during opening hours 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Anyone interested in assisting, please contact Bill Barber on 0429 979 215 or visit the museum on a Thursday.

Tom Warwick, Parkes Aviation Museum

Thumbs down

A reader has given a thumbs down to the council workers who were called to fix a sunken footpath paver in the main street.

“They sat two pavers over the hole while they went away to get something to fix it up,” the reader said.

“I couldn’t believe it! If someone hadn’t already tripped in the hole, they were going to trip over the pavers just sitting there unattended!

“Thumbs down to the whole paving thing in the main street. It’s dangerous.”

Thumbs up

To the lady who saved my dog. I was walking up Bogan Street and out of the lane behind Elizabeth Street, this huge dark brown dog came for my dog. I held him in my arms – circling, screaming and screaming as this dog was trying to get to him. This lady came and saved my dog. I did not ask her name, I wanted to get away. Thank you from my heart.

Biggest Morning Tea

Gather. Share. Give. This May, Cancer Council NSW is encouraging people across Western NSW to gather their friends, family or workmates for a cup of tea and a bite to eat while raising money to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, to help those affected by cancer.

Now in its 24th year, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. Funds raised help support Cancer Council’s life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and local support services.

In Western NSW alone, it is predicted that 1864 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year, with 632 deaths expected.

Brianna Carracher, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Coordinator at Cancer Council NSW’s Western NSW Regional office said while the official date is May 25 Parkes people can register to host their own Biggest Morning Tea at any time from now until the end of June. Register to host at biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive your free morning tea host kit with everything you need to plan your event including theme ideas, decorating inspiration, fundraising tips, recipes and bunting.

Those unable to host a morning tea can still get involved by finding a public event in their area, donating directly to Cancer Council via biggestmorningtea.com.au.