THERE has been much talk about having animals in the middle of town or residential areas. I live in Nelson St, which is right in the middle of town, and across the road from my home are three horses, grazing and roaming free in the paddock. At the top end of Nelson St is a paddock that extends down to Thompson Rd and houses at least another two horses. Across from this paddock is another paddock where cattle graze. Among the positives of having the animals from the high school in the middle of town is the joy that many people from the surrounding houses get taking their children and grandchildren up to feed these animals with, of course, the permission of the people in charge of the animals. If room can be found within walking distance of the high school to rehouse their animals, surely common sense must dictate that the same can be said for the location of the Men’s Shed. As a former deputy principal of the Isis District State High School, I know just how hard we fought to get the agricultural and animal husbandry program up and running and maintain it to the standard it has reached today.
BEV REYNOLDS Childers