DON'T miss your chance to find out about the impact a service dog can have on someone who can struggle with day to day life.
Bathurst's Combined Pensioners and Superannuates Association (CPSA) has organised an expo to raise awareness about the Defence Service Dog Program and to highlight the issue of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Parade understands that the expo will include presentations about the program and demonstrations with the dogs, led by Corrective Services trainers from Bathurst Jail.
There will also be organisations available after the presentations to provide information about how their services can assist in cases of PTSD.
The expo will be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Thursday, starting at 10am.
Morning tea will be available for a gold coin donation after the event.
AGENCY STORMS INTO THE MARKET
SOME would say that Purplebricks became the newest real estate agency in Bathurst at a fortuitous time.
In early March, Purplebricks became a major partner for the Melbourne Storm National Rugby League (NRL) team.
Later that month, the real estate agency - which is based online - expanded into Bathurst, with the news coming just days before the Storm were due to play at Carrington Park.
Now, that's what Parade calls perfect timing.
STILL ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WEST
IT appears Bathurst motorists are among the most fortunate in the Central West at the bowser.
Parade has taken a look at prices over the last week and found that, while the average for unleaded had risen slightly, it was still ranked second in the major centres of the Central West.
As of the week ending March 31, Bathurst's average was 136.1 cents per litre, only one cent dearer than Lithgow.
That's better than Dubbo, Orange, Parkes, Mudgee, Broken Hill and Forbes, the latter of which was 9.3 cents higher than Bathurst.