Calling police is proving an issue
LAST week’s story on the ineffective Policelink issue has gained a fair bit of support in town. A number of locals report similar issues of trying to contact police without success, one trying several times to call the police station.
Social media has been very critical of the Policelink system – this includes social media sites frequented by serving and retired police, many likening it to trying to contact their local bank, council etc.
Even the Moura ANZ phone number is not listed on the ANZ website – just a bank link phone number with a faceless machine on the other end.
If you need to contact a local representative, you don’t want to speak to someone in Brisbane who enters information that hopefully will eventually be actioned.
This issue started last week with two grubby characters wandering around Theodore and not being able to get on to police.
It now seems these two did get up to a bit of mischief by making the showgrounds their home for a few days, leaving the stable in a mess.
The end result in this saga will be an excessive and unnecessary use of the 000 system.
THE election race is on for Callide, with posters already appearing along the highway. The tail end of opinion in Theodore conversations seems to be going to the Greens and then the Labor Party.
The LNP is not sitting well either, with many saying they are disappointed in its performance.
Most of the attention seems to be focused on One Nation and the Katter representatives, with many sure the balance of power will go to One Nation.
Jean Bryan memorial
THERE will be the opportunity for Mary Jean Bryan’s Theodore friends to gather and commemorate her life at the Old CWA Hall, New Lion’s Den, on Saturday, November 4, at 9.30am.
Sue, Kath and Adele will welcome all her friends to have a small structured exposition and join in sharing a cup of tea at 10am.
It will be a time to share some stories about the life she so much loved.
ALTHOUGH not an Australian tradition, Halloween has taken off well in Theodore. Theodore Community Link supervised about 20 children dressed up as princes, zombies and demons out looking for blood and guts (lollies).
Most businesses got in on the event and Jess Stevens dressed up part of her shop, Theodore Home and Garden, as a dungeon, with Michelle Hughes running around town even scaring the adults dressed as a green ghoul.
Lollies were given away just about everywhere. Most children didn’t take up the offer of jalapeno chillies and sardines, so Paul at the newsagency ate them himself.
THIS year there will be two Melbourne Cup functions.
Theodore State School P&C will hold an event at the Hotel from 11am, with champagne on arrival and finger food platters. There will be sweeps, lucky door prizes, multi-draw raffles and prizes for best dressed. Tickets are $30 each from the school office and Holmes Enterprises.
Theodore Lions Club will be holding its event at the Lions Den starting at 11am. There will be cold drinks and tea and coffee, lunch is $10 per person. There will be raffles and sweeps available.
Galaxy of Stars
IF YOU haven't got your tickets to tonight’s event, please talk to Jess at the chamber of commerce. The Galaxy of Stars is travelling Central Queensland this weekend, starting in Theodore on Friday night.
Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Ashley Cook, Peggy Gilchrist and the Butler show band are all part of the team putting on this country music night.
Starting at 7pm at the Theodore Showgrounds, tickets are $35 with food and drinks available.
THE James D. Richardson Award for 35 years service to Lions was awarded to Skeeta Morris last week. The award was presented to Skeeta by the Second District vice-governor Tim Hannay.
Theodore Lions and two Moura Lions gathered for lunch and the presentation.
HONOUR: Skeeta Morris with Lions and vice-governor Tim Hannay.
People in costumes took to the streets of Theodore.