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Holiday program follows the clues at Mudgee Baptist Church | PHOTOS Jordyn Richards, Jessica Halbisch, Will Daniell and William Wiseman with their stamp art and disguises.
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Elke Simpson, Xanthe Althofer, Maggie Virgona, Matilda Uryszek and Miriam Halbisch play out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a drama session.

Tristan Van Reason and Jake Begg perform as Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother and the Big Bad Wolf in a drama session.

Playing out the story of Alice in Wonderland: Emily Gatley, Jaya Maddock-Delph, Harriet Etherington, Angelina Lillis, Bessie Nicholson, Sarah Gatley, Ruby Redfern and Emma Clulow.

Grace and Harry Sykes did stamp art.

Anastasia Germon displays her mysterious artwork created in the Thursday afternoon art session.

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Worrigee residents call for meeting on public safety

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Keith Baker from Carrington Park Estate, Worrigee has called a meeting to address neighbourhood concerns about an increase in crime.MORE than 50 Worrigee residents have united in calling for a community meeting to address crime in their neighbourhood.
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Keith Baker has lived in Carrington Park estate for 10 years.

Mr Baker said he has been robbed three times and after doing his own research estimates as many as 70 per cent of residents in the estate have been the victims of crime in one way or another.

Last month his car was one of four that were broken into in one night.

He said he is fed up with what he sees as a growing crime trend.

“Older residents have come to see me worried. One family moved from Sydney, where they said they feared for their lives, and moved to Nowra.

“Now they’ve been robbed,” he said.

Mr Baker recently called for a community meeting on the issue of crime in Worrigee.

“I have written to MP Shelley Hancock, the police and the Mayor calling for Mrs Hancock to convene a community meeting here in Worrigee.”

Mr Baker said the purpose of the meeting would be to question officials on what is being done to fight crime in Worrigee.

He also believes the Worrigee community needs to look at bringing back a neighbourhood watch type program.

“We hardly see police patrols in this area any more. We are victims,” he said.

“I did a letterbox drop asking residents to put a note in my letter box if they would support a community meeting. So far I’ve had about 50 people from this neighbourhood write to me asking for a meeting.

“I cannot do this myself, I need all residents to help me especially the ones who have been violated.

“I’m just concerned about our community we keep getting ransacked all the time.”

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and a senior member of the Nowra police will meet with Mr Baker at 4pm Wednesday, October 8.

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Community spirit shines through for Hamish

Community spirit shines through for Hamish Enjoying the course were Angus, Matthew and Zavier Jones with Margaret Stone, and Ian and Marilyn Jones. 0914golf_9102
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Avid golfer Sam Turner with his grandad Brian McPhee and Ron Hetherington. 0914golf_9107

Myles Smith was caught mid-swing here.

Clinton Hawke was in full swing. 0914golf_9128

Mike wood was all smiles. 0914golf_9052

Best Dreesed winners were the Complete Hire team of Joel Cowling, Tony Ross, Bruce Cowling and Matt Ross. 0914golf_9056

Anna and Jeff Westcott enjoyed the greens in support of Hamish.

Enjoying the jumping castle were Wayde Kriedemann with Hunter and Quinn, Duncan Neville with Eilish, Maille and Hamish, and James Hayes with Jemma and Corey. 0914golf_9067

Jordan Capple putts while Craig and Braydon Capple look on.

Aaron Carseldine teed off. 0914golf_9094

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PARKES AND CONDOBOLIN CASE IH FRANCHISES NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

The team at Sincock LVM Parkes, from left – Barry Cusack (Manager), Shannon Murdoch (Marketing), Narelle Shorten (Administration) and Garry Hopper (Dealer Principal). Photo: Barbara ReevesProprietors Garry Hopper, DJ Sincock and Darryl Henley would like to advise our clients and the community that the Condobolin and Parkes branches of the businessformerly known as Cornish’s are under new ownership and are now trading as Sincock LVM.
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We are now your local CASE IH dealership, andare agents for STOLL Boomsprays, Flexicoil,Kincrome Tools and Shell Oil.

Come in and see the same friendly staff forall of your CASE IH machinery needs.

PARKES, Barry Cusack,Peak Hill Road (02)6862 5011

CONDOBOLIN,Darryl Henley,16 William Street PH: (02) 6895 2622

Sincock LVM will be having a GRAND OPEN DAY onThursday, October 9, 2014, at the PARKES store and Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Condobolin store.

There will be a wide range of CASE IH equipment ondisplay, together with CASE IH management team fromSt Mary’s head office in Sydney for both official openings.

Displays and reps from our other majorsuppliers will be in attendance.

A BBQ lunch & refreshments will be provided.

The teams hope to see as many of Their customers there aspossible to welcome the new Dealer Principals of SINCOCK LVM and to talk to the decision makers within CASE IH.

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Pipe proposal ditched by LMW

FORMER first Mildura Irrigation Trust chair Jim Belbin has condemned Lower Murray Water for ditching a long-standing proposal to replace the L South trunk channel through Nichols Point with a pipeline.
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Kids in danger: Mildura irrigator Jim Belbin has hit out at Lower Murray Water for a “last minute” change to the proposal to replace the L South trunk channel through Nichols Point.

The L-South channel curves around the Nichols PointPrimary School’s southern boundary.

Although a high fence stands between the school and the channel, the open concrete channel is still considered a hazard to the town’s children.

Mr Belbin said the need to pipeline the channel to protect the primary school was the original basis of the proposal for $103 million in funding for the Sunraysia modernisation channel.

The project been part of FMIT’s master plan, and was still part of Lower Murray Water’s plan for the SMP as recently as May last year.

He said the proposal had been deleted at the last minute, without proper public consultation, in favour of an unspecified upgrade to the to Koorlong area’s K West channel.

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PARKO’S CALL: Rabbitohs v Bulldogs an unlikely match up

Show me a man who predicted before the start of the season that South Sydney would play Canterbury in the NRL grand final and I’ll show you a liar.
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South Sydney fans are looking to the heavens along with captain John Sutton and stars Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess to end the club’s 43-year premiership drought.

Seriously, it was against the odds to say the least.

In 2013, the Bulldogs finished sixth and went out first up in the semis to Newcastle – which probably says enough about their year.

As for Souths, well, there is a rumour doing the rounds that Channel 9 is going to broadcast Sunday’s grand final in black and white as to replicate the last time the Bunnies won a comp.

But as we get ready for the NRL’s biggest day, here we are, South Sydney against Canterbury Bankstown.

It feels like for the past five years every year has been Souths year.

Unfortunately, for long-suffering fans of the red and myrtles their team have kept falling at hurdles they should have bounded over.

But surely, this is it. They can’t lose this one. Can they?

They’ve got GI, they’ve got the Burgess clones and they’ve got possibly the most demanding, methodical coach going around.

In their two semi-finals they blew away a Manly team that had been the benchmark for most of the season and the Roosters who ended up taking out the minor premiership.

No one could argue Souths don’t deserve to be there, because they do. They destroyed the teams who finished first and second and have been there or thereabouts for most of the ­campaign.

And now, they play the team that ran seventh.

Now, I know it’s the NRL, and one of the ideas of the salary cap was to distribute the ­talent evenly, thus making the teams more even, and anyone can beat anyone on their day.

But Canterbury ran seventh. Out of 16 teams. And they ran seventh for a reason.

Surely there is no way Souths can muck this up.

On Sunday night about 9pm, if it is Souths who lift the trophy, it would wash away 43 years of heartache and frustration and finally give

one of the oldest and proudest Australian sporting clubs their moment to smile in the modern age.

But as a Dogs fan told me this week, this Canterbury team just doesn’t give up.

He gave them little chance of beating the Storm in Melbourne, or Manly a week later, or a well-rested Penrith on Saturday night.

Somehow, they just keep getting the job done.

It’d be a brave man to say they can’t do it again on Sunday.

Who will win?

Obviously no one can say for sure.

But whichever way it goes it has the makings of a classic.

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Street Ride looking forward to return

AKING THE WIN: Street Ride (number 4 with jockey in the lime green) crossing the line first in last year’s Darley Cootamundra Cup Photo: Kelly ManwaringLAST year’s Cootamundra Cup winner Street Ride will be back for another shot at the trophy this Sunday on the back of a good run of results.
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Trainer Gary Colvin says he is “keen to have another crack at it” after another first in Griffith on Saturday, September 13.

“He’s going really well, I’m happy with his work,” Gary said.

Racing officials have rated Cootamundra racecourse a good three, which Gary says won’t worry his horse even though he’s normally better on a slightly firmer track.

“He’s drawn five, it’s a nice draw, when he gets back then he gives back,” Gary said of the barrier draw.

Street Ride will be ridden by Michael Heagney, who is familiar with the horse and won on him in Wodonga two years ago.

Gary thinks his toughest competition will come from Canberra trainers like Barbara Joseph, whose horse Al Ahmar is one of the favourites for the Cup.

Barbara says Al Ahmar has been unlucky getting barrier 11 out of 13, but should still do well if he can get closer to the rail from the outside.

“He’s been a wonderful horse, he’s won 14 and he’ll be carrying 56kg which he can win with,” Barbara said.

“It’s hard to find races for him these days because he does carry so much weight but he should do well.”

Barbara is hoping for a little bit of rain but is happy there will still be plenty of grass and believes Sunday will be a great day before the NRL grand final.

She also has four horses riding on the day and will be vying for the $5000 bonus awarded to the trainer who wins the Cup and two other races.

Apprentice jockey Claire Gee will be riding Al Ahmar following her win on him in Canberra just over a month ago.

Claire has been riding in place of Carly Frater following Carly’s injury in the horror three-horse fall in Wagga on August 22.

Local trainer Richard Coulton is competing in three races on the day, including Jack I Am in the Mick Donoghue Memorial maiden 1400m.

Richard won this event last year with Vindough Boy, who is owned by Cootamundra Turf Club president Brad Shields.

Tricia Anderson is also entering Cousin Bonnie in the Mick Donoghue Memorial and Doskabel in the Stewart Anderson Memorial 1100m maiden plate.

George Dimitropolous rounds out the local entries with Zakynthos Kate in the class one 1600m maiden plate.

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Movie review: Gone Girl

GONE GIRL: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in this ambitious thriller with a twist.GONE GIRL
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Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Director: David Fincher

Screening: General release

Rating: ★★★

GILLIAN Flynn’s 2012 novel Gone Girl was one of those rare books with something for everyone: both an ingenious thriller (the plot is worthy of Wilkie Collins) and an up-to-date satire on the battle of the sexes, sparing neither male smugness nor pseudo-feminist sanctimony.

Though Flynn’s prose may be more smart-alecky than witty, her sharpest jibes cut deep, as in the legendary passage dissecting the male fantasy of the Cool Girl – the kind of chilled-out hottie who maintains her ultra-feminine appeal while cursing and guzzling hot dogs like one of the guys.

Clearly Gone Girl was always going to be a movie, whatever challenges for the would-be adapter might be posed by its convoluted dual-narrator structure.

In the event, the very capable script was written by Flynn herself, presumably with some input from director David Fincher, one of the most distinctive artistic personalities in today’s Hollywood.

Like every other ambitious American male filmmaker of a certain age, Fincher wants to be Stanley Kubrick, which is to say both an uncompromising artist and a showman capable of reaching the widest public.

In Fincher’s case, this often means snapping up the rights to racy bestsellers – earlier examples include Fight Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – which he can film with outward fidelity while pursuing more secretive aesthetic goals.

In a phrase, Gone Girl could be summed up as a film about image management, a central concern for characters and filmmaker alike.

The protagonists – both sometime media professionals – are ‘‘types’’ who recognise themselves as such: Nick Elliott (Ben Affleck) is the regular guy who woos and wins golden girl Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), then takes her back to his Missouri home town, where their marriage falls apart.

When she vanishes one morning, Nick becomes a suspect in her murder – and as viewers, we’re given no guarantees about whom we should believe, though entries from Amy’s diary, dramatised in flashback, fill in some of the puzzle pieces.

Fincher’s style has changed little since Zodiac, now identifiable as his first ‘‘mature’’ film: tungsten lighting, limited camera movement, a sharp eye and ear for significant detail, and a funereal tone offset by fleet editing that compels us to pay attention or risk missing a clue.

Once news of the disappearance goes public, TV pundits and everyday folk are equally quick to take sides – Team Amy or Team Nick? – even as the viewer is made to suspect that both parties have plenty to hide.

As narrators of the book, Nick and Amy address the reader directly, commenting on the distance between their public and private selves.

While Fincher can’t replicate this effect on film, he achieves an equivalent kind of irony simply by putting the naturally smarmy Affleck in a role that capitalises on the unbelievability of his good-guy screen persona.

Other instances of stunt casting are comparably astute, from Tyler Perry as a purring defence attorney to Neil Patrick Harris as the kind of well-spoken nutcase John Lithgow used to play for Brian de Palma.

With a fraction of Affleck’s screen time, Pike has a much trickier role: she has to be poised and opaque, calm but with hints of treacherous depths.

Floating through the narrative like a ghost, she embodies the aloofness that is both the film’s strength and its weakness.

Admirably, Fincher is not at all interested in the cliche of the glamorous femme fatale – but nor can he summon any trace of the romantic-comedy warmth that would give us an emotional investment in Nick and Amy’s relationship before things go downhill.

Get ready for inaugural Wiradjuri Festival

David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney.David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney – had high aspirations to hold a WiradjuriFestival.
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Earlier in the year, he returned home to Peak Hill to meet with the Peak Hill Aboriginal Community Working Party, and Bulgandramine Traditional Owners.

Together they formed a committee, and after months and months of planning, The Peak Hill Wiradjuri Festival Committee was formed.

Preparations are now underway to host their first annual Wiradjuri Festival in the central west this October long weekend (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th) at Bulgandramine – an Aboriginal mission 22.5kms west of Peak Hill.

This old mission was abandoned more than 60 years ago.

However, recently, it has been part of the Restoration and Rehabilitation Project with Lachlan Landcare and the Peak Hill Aboriginal Landcare Group.

The Festival will showcase some of the finest professional Aboriginal talent in the Wiradjuri nation.

The program will include traditional dance, music, art, dreaming, bush tucker sampling, astrology and family, and feature some of the finest Aboriginal talent in the central west.

There will be activities for all age groups to participate – from traditional games including an old time favourite the Boondi Chase.

Camping and caravans are welcome to stay on site throughout the duration of the festival.

Food and drinks available.

No alcohol will be allowed on site as this is a family event.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn, share in or participate in celebrating the Wiradjuri culture.

Entry is $20 per car.

For bookings or further inquiries contact Event Coordinator /Founder David Towney on 0499080555 Or Secretary Karryn Keed 0407162799.

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Souths runs in Curran family blood: POLL

James Curran will be thinking of his grandfather Frank during Sunday’s grand final. Frank played with South Sydney in the 1930s and represented Australia 10 times. When South Sydney run out onto ANZ Stadium on Sunday night, James Curran will stop, smile and think of his granddad.
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Frank Curran played 71 games for the Rabbitohs between 1931 and 1937, won premierships in his first two seasons and represented Australia 10 times on two Kangaroo tours of Great Britain and two of France.

Maitland Blacks prop James said South Sydney was in his blood. thanks to his grandfather.

“I was only two when he died, but Souths are a big part of our family,” he said. “I’ll definitely be watching on Sunday.”

James, a prop with the Maitland Blacks and former St Joseph’s College first XV, Australian under19s, Sydney University and NSW Waratahs Academy player, is also the son of former Wallaby Declan Curran.

James said his granddad rarely spoke about his career until his later years but one story from his playing days stood out.

“Back then there were no semis, the top placed team offered the grand final to whoever they thought were the second best team,” he said.

“One year it was Souths against the Roosters, Souths had two internationals and the Roosters had about five or six.

“Souths won in a boil-over and Frank was a police ­officer and had to go straight to work after the game in Redfern.

“He was on a tram on Allison Road and was alerted to a public disturbance at the back, he went down there, took one look at them and just got off the tram.

“They were Souths supporters celebrating the win, a game he played in, he couldn’t bring himself to kick them off.”

Another story came from when Frank received an unexpected bonus.

“He used to get £2 for being a policeman and £1 for playing, back then the gate takings were divided between the players,” James said.

“One year he got a £100 bonus, which was totally unexpected.

“A house at Redfern at that time cost £10.”

James said he will be cheering the Rabbitohs on come Sunday night.

“Dad said he wishes we were playing the Swans ­[losing AFL grand finalists], not Canterbury,” he said.

“It’ll be a good game, Canterbury are the only team playing consistently over two halves in the semis.

“It’s got to be Souths though, I think. Souths 13 plus.”

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Fairfax front pages: Friday, October 3

Fairfax front pages: Friday, October 3 The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth, NSW
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Central Western Daily, Orange, NSW

The Advocate, Burnie, Tasmania

Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW

Newcastle Herald, NSW

Western Advocate, Bathurst, NSW

The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania

The Border Mail, Albury, Victoria

Bendigo Advertiser, Victoria

Daily Liberal, Dubbo, NSW

The Courier, Ballarat, Victoria

The Standard, Warrnambool, Victoria

The Maitland Mercury, NSW

The Wimmera Mail-Times, Victoria

The Area News, Griffith, NSW

The Irrigator, Leeton, NSW

The Armidale Express, NSW

Bay Post, Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Cowra Guardian, NSW

Cootamundra Herald, NSW

The Canberra Times, ACT

Goulburn Post, NSW

The Grenfell Record, NSW

The Inverell Times, NSW

Muswellbrook Chronicle, NSW

Mudgee Guardian, NSW

Moruya Examiner, NSW

Narromine News, NSW

Parkes Champion-Post, NSW

The Queanbeyan Age, NSW

The Singleton Argus, NSW

Southern Highland News, NSW

South Coast Register, Nowra, NSW

Wellington Times, NSW

The Esperance Express, WA

The Macleay Argus, Kempsey, NSW

Manning River Times, Taree, NSW

The North West Star, Mount Isa, Queensland

Port Macquarie News, NSW

The Stawell Times-News, Victoria

Yass Tribune, NSW

The Young Witness, NSW

Australian Financial Review

The Age, Victoria

The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW

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Luck in the wind: Business owner thanks weather for saving his business

The remains of a business in River Street. Photo GREG KEEN.ANOTHER business owner caught up in Wednesday’s dramatic fire in NorthDubbo said he thought he was going to lose everything when the blaze broke out.
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The inferno erupted on the corner of Bourke and River streets shortly before 4pm and fire crews spent several hours working to extinguish the fire.

Robbie Cook from Robbie Cook’s Auto Electrical and Air Conditioning said he was grateful his building received minimal damage.

“I thought I was going to lose the shed for sure. Luckily the wind was blowing the other way,” he said.

Mr Cook was evacuated when the blaze started and said the heat from the fire broke all the windows running along the side of his building.

“The fire brigade put it out before it could do more damage,” he said.

Mr Cook said he temporarily closed yesterday awaiting for electricity to be restored after it was lost in the blaze.

Yesterday, Sainsbury Automotive issued a statement via its Facebook page alerting clients it was attempting to operate with a “business-as-usual” approach and urged the public to have patience and be aware of emergency services still operating in the area.

“Luckily nobody was injured in the incident, however there were several cars which have been lost to the fire as well as our detailing shed,” the post said.

“We would also like to send our thoughts and best wishes to the team at Dubbo City Smash & Mechanical, who were hit extremely hard by the unfortunate incident.”

The street remained closed yesterday and police tape cordoned off the area.

Inspector Gary Barber from Dubbo Fire Station said when firefighters arrived on the scene on Wednesday they found the Sainsbury detailing workshop alight and the fire had spread to the adjoining Dubbo City Smash & Mechanical.

The police said they believed the fire was not suspicious but were still making enquiries about the origin and the cause of the blaze.

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Worried about your family history, genetics and cancer?

Local McGrath Breast Care Nurse Dianne Green and The Pink Dishes Cancer Support group have invited Gillian Shannon, Bathurst Community Health Centre Genetic Counsellor, to speak on the topic of genetics and cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo: Barbara Reeves People interested in learning more about genetics and cancer are invited to a talk at Parkes Health Service Education Centre next Thursday (October 9).
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Local McGrath Breast Care Nurse Dianne Green and The Pink Dishes Cancer Support group have invited Gillian Shannon, Bathurst Community Health Centre Genetic Counsellor, to speak on the topic of genetics and cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“In my work with families, the most frequently asked question is often whether a family history of cancer puts them at risk and what can they do about it,” Gillian said.

“To answer that question we need to think about cancer and what makes one families history significant and another’s not”.

Many people have someone in their family who had or has cancer, but it’s important to know that only a small percentage (up to 5%) of certain types of cancer is due to an inherited faulty gene.

Cancer can occur in more than one family member for different reasons, including:

* Just by chance (mostly the cause)

* Shared environment and lifestyle influences (eg too much sun or smoking)

* Having an inherited faulty gene in the family causing an increased risk of cancer (uncommon).

The clues that cancers in your family maybe due to an inherited faulty gene include:

* The number of close blood relatives who have developed cancer- particularly breast and ovarian, or bowel cancer;

* The age at which the cancers developed;

* The pattern of cancer in the family;

* The number of different cancers, particularly if there is more than one primary cancer in the one family member and especially if the cancer occurred at an early age.

“These pieces of information are clues as to whether the cancer in your family has occurred by chance or is due to a faulty gene in the family,” Gillian said.

“The more clues on one side of the family, the more likely it is that there is an inherited faulty gene.

“It is important to note that we assess each side of the family separately. As the genetic counsellor, I work with you to assess this family history”.

The process of assessing a family history can take time and often the news is good or reassuring, in that the risk is not high and genetic testing is not needed.

If this is the case the discussion will be about screening recommendations to help manage the risk of the cancers seen in the family.

For some rare families, where genetic testing is needed, the pros and cons associated with genetic testing can be explored.

“So if your family history shows a number of the same type of, or similar, cancers on one side of the family, with individuals having that type of cancer at a young age or more than one type of cancer you may wish to pursue referral to the familial cancer service,” Gillian said.

To find out more about genetics and cancer, people are encouraged to attend the information session next Thursday, October 9 at 2pm, at the Parkes Health Service Education Centre (red brick building on the corner Coleman Road and Rose streets).

An afternoon tea will be provided after the presentation. Please RSVP to Parkes Community Health Centre on 6861 2500 if you wish to attend.

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