Super Swim Challenge: Kim Roberts from Canowindra is participating in the Starlight Super Swim Challenge and has pledged to swim 34km in 30 days. Kim’s goal is to raise over $3,000, to donate visit www.superswim.org.au/doingitforjames
Federal Scholarships for Students: Member for Calare, Andrew Gee has encouraged students living in the region to apply for a Federal Government funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education. Applications are now open for the fourth round of scholarships under the Australian Government’s $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, with additional consideration given to those affected by bushfire and drought. Eligible students commencing university or vocational education and training this year could benefit from up to $18,000 towards the cost of their studies. The scholarships also provide $500 for students undertaking an internship to en- sure they are job-ready. For more information or to apply, visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships.
School Zones: Now that the children are back at school please slow down around town when you see the 40 km/h flashing lights during school days between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on Tilga St, Blatchford St and Rodd St.
My Business Health: Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is encouraging small business operators to take time out to check on their own well-being through a new Federal Government website. The My Business Health website helps small business owners manage stress and mental wellbeing. The new website offers free tools, templates and useful tips to help small business owners manage through day-to-day operations. My Business Health is available at www.asbfeo.gov.au/my-business-health
Back to School Lunchboxes: The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is encouraging all parents and carers to consider healthy food options for their children’s lunchboxes. Children can eat up to one-third of their daily food intake at school so it’s important to pack nutritious food to help children stay healthy as well as concentrate, learn and play. A healthy balanced school lunch box should contain water and a variety of core food groups; grain, protein, vegetables and fruit. Wholegrain wraps or sandwiches and fresh whole fruit are great easy choices.