Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Ba­nana Shire ED­I­TO­RIAL

Central Telegraph - - NEWS / OPINION - YOUR SAY ADEN STOKES aden.stokes@cqnews.com.au

THIS was my first time com­ing out to the Shire of Ba­nana and vis­it­ing Biloela, and it did not dis­ap­point.

I got to stay at the pic­turesque Cal­lide Dam, where I was able to get a few stun­ning shots be­fore I head back to Emer­ald.

The peo­ple here were also very friendly and ap­proach­able, every­body was will­ing to talk with and help out a to­tal stranger, which speaks vol­umes for the com­mu­nity.

Not only did I get to see all Biloela has to of­fer, I also got to drive out to Than­g­ool and Wowan to re­port on some in­cred­i­ble sto­ries.

I heard how a lo­cal syn­di­cate took home the Than­g­ool Cup for the first time in many years, and I also got to lis­ten to the story of Fred Shean, who was re­cently in­ducted into the Rac­ing Queens­land Hall of Fame.

On my trip out to Wowan I got ab­so­lutely soaked as the re­gion was hit with a large down­pour of much-needed rain, but it was worth it for the sto­ries I got to write.

First on my list was a quick visit to the Wowan Phar­macy which opened last month. I got to hear about how much of a ben­e­fit the new phar­macy is to the small com­mu­nity.

Lastly it was off to the Wowan Unit­ing Church, which re­cently re­opened after be­ing badly dam­aged in the 2012 flood.

It was great while it lasted.

Un­til next time!

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