Call­ing po­lice is prov­ing an is­sue

Central Telegraph - - MY TOWN LIFE - THEODORE DENISE & PAUL FOWKES theodor­e­news@cqs­copes.com.au

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.

Elec­tion race

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.

Hal­loween spooks

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.

Mel­bourne Cup

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.

Skeeta Mor­ris

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.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Skeeta.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

HON­OUR: Skeeta Mor­ris with Li­ons and vice-gover­nor Tim Han­nay.

Peo­ple in cos­tumes took to the streets of Theodore.

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