WOODCHOP

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

PETER White­house of Gayn­dah en­joys bike rid­ing to keep fit. Re­cently Peter rode in the Ride for Burns from Syd­ney to Bris­bane rais­ing funds for the burns units in both cap­i­tals. He has chopped at Dal­larnil for abound 20 years. Peter is presently busy on the farm ren­o­vat­ing the fam­ily home.

ARTHUR Din­gle just re­leased a book on his life en­ti­tled Never Say Never. The Mt Perry ax­e­man started in the sport when only 16 years of age. Arthur was try­ing to talk Peter into join­ing his woodchop team at this year’s Royal Perth Show be­ing held the last week of Septem­ber. Arthur has trav­elled over each year for the past 25 to run the event.

BRIAN Wag­ner who now re­sides at Pros­ton was on babysit­ting du­ties at the Dal­larnil Sports. Two-year-old daugh­ter, Em­mer­son is hav­ing a much needed nap af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pony club and ath­let­ics events. He presently has a back in­jury so is tak­ing some time off from wood­chop­ping. Tree felling is where he has made his mark and was se­cond and third at the past two Syd­ney Royal Shows.

DANNY Staib a world cham­pion and third gen­er­a­tion ax­e­man calls Coal­stoun Lakes home. He has com­peted at the Dal­larnil Sports car­ni­val for many years. Two-year-old son Law­son is keen to fol­low in his dad’s foot­steps and has his own lit­tle axe to prac­tice with on the used blocks. Dur­ing the week, Danny swaps his axe to op­er­ate heavy ma­chin­ery around the Bur­nett.

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