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THIS IS A DRILL: SES volunteers from across the state will be in Trundle to take part in Land Search Operations training on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. Photo courtesy of NSW SES Parkes Unit.

THIS IS A DRILL: SES volunteers from across the state will be in Trundle to take part in Land Search Operations training on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. Photo courtesy of NSW SES Parkes Unit.

NSW State Emergency Service volunteers to descend on Trundle for Land Search Operations training activity

More than 50 NSW SES volunteers from across the state will descend on Trundle to take part in Land Search Operations training on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August.

NSW SES Local Commander Phil Snow said the aim of the course is to provide members with the skills and knowledge to search for and locate lost persons, or items, as a member of the land search team.

"The NSW SES can be called upon by NSW Police to help provide people, resources, advice and planning skills for a search operation," Mr Snow said.

"During our support to the police our members may be required to enter properties, search private land and buildings or dense scrub.

"As part of the two-day course our members will learn a range of skills to prepare them for a land search operation. The course will cover everything from preparing for and participating in a land search, through to information gathering and preserving a scene."

The weekend training activity will take place at the local SES headquarters, local ovals and bushlands around Trundle

"This will be a highly visible training weekend and residents and visitors will see plenty of orange-clad volunteers in and around town. I just want to assure people that it is a training exercise only and there is no need for any concern," Mr Snow added.

"NSW SES Units, including those at Parkes, Trundle and Peak Hill are always on the lookout for new volunteers. There are a wide variety of roles on offer at your local unit; from Storm and Water Operators and Road Crash Rescue Operators to Logistics and Communications Officers."

If you have an interest in supporting your local community and making new friends, while getting nationally recognised training, contact your local NSW SES Unit or visit the volunteer section of the website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au to find out more or apply.

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Last Thursday Pambula Rotary Club arrived in Trundle to help where needed and give Trundle a few happy days.

Thursday evening was a delightful dinner at the Club attended by about 40 people, as well as Rotary visitors from Wagga, Parkes and Merimbula.

Friday night was the Karaoke at the Trundle Hotel and a great night was had by all.

Saturday night was movie night for the family at the Memorial Hall, as well as a session for the children who attended, who were excited and happy about the movies.

During Saturday the club members painted rooms at the Public School and planted a lot of garden shrubs,which were badly affected by the drought, in partnership of Greenparkes Garden Centre, Parkes. On the first visit they had helped out our Preschool and other projects.

Trundle has been adopted by Pambula Rotary Club as the country town they assist during the drought.

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Last week Carol and John Powell OAM visited our local school with packages for our children containing caps and beanies, and Father's day presents and more on behalf of Mayfield/Waratah Loins Club.

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Trundle Royal Far West Sunshine Club invites you to another great 'Old Time Dance' on Sunday, September 1, at the Bogan Gate Memorial Hall from 2pm to 6pm.

Dance to the wonderful music of Phil Redenbach or just come along to enjoy afternoon tea and watch the dancers. There will be heaps of prizes on offer including children's prizes. Cost is $10 for dancers, $5 for non-dancers and $20 for a family ticket.

Robyn Whitson 6892 1006.