I would like to extend a very big thank you to all of our readers, contributors, advertisers, contractors and the team at the Phoenix
Group of Newspapers for making 2016 such a successful one for us. Despite the changes in the media landscape, we decided to launch two new free local newspapers in Parkes and Hilltops (Young) in March of 2016. With this came the normal challenges and without the support of all those mentioned we would not have been able to accomplish what we did. 2017 will be even bigger and better with the launch of some new features, an app, and new projects being planned. We would ask that you continue to support us, as we strive
for excellence and being involved at a local level in these communities. Remember that we are your local voice in the communities
we serve. We wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a successful 2017.