Just a note to let folks know how I feel about our town Childers. Remember when we used to curse Meradith when we had to wait to park while she swept the streets? Well I think we would appreciate having someone sweep the streets again, now the rubbish is left to be swept by the winds. There is no street sweeper anymore, the rubbish is left to pile up in the gutters. We don’t even have a flower garden anymore. Visitors used to say what a nice clean town Childers was, they enjoyed stopping to go to the toilets or have a coffee. It is depressing to drive into town now and see what is happening (or not happening). Imagine the impression on people travelling through, it’s not the pretty little town it used to be. All I can say is bring back Meradith and her little street sweeper. The flower gardens are gone, how hard is it to turn on a sprinkler to water the gardens. To at least make the town look alive again, it’s dying but we knew this would happen once amalgamation came in to play. It’s called progress, so the powers that be keep saying. Well, for us out here it is a shame. I miss our nice little town that was.
M. Lazarus Buxton
After hearing the news that Janelle deJong was leaving the newspaper after 32 years I thought that I would say thank you for all your help and support. Lets hope the next 32 years are just as happy for you. Thank you and good luck.
J. Behan Childers.
Thousands of Queenslanders stepped out in the fight against heart disease I have been humbled by the army of 20,000 volunteers from across Queensland who joined the Heart Foundation in the fight against heart disease by volunteering to collect or donating to our Big Heart Appeal last month. Thanks to the efforts of people in the Wide Bay-Burnett region and across the state we have succeeded in raising almost $750 000 to support heart disease research and made a significant contribution to the national campaign. In 2015 we have been able to fund 19 researchers across a range of Queensland universities and with support like this from the community we will be able to continue to fund their vital work. For those who donated or collected for the Big Heart Appeal I say a huge thank you – you are making a difference.
Stephen Vines, CEO Heart Foundation Qld
On Monday, October 26, Queensland will turn pink in celebration of Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day.
On behalf of Cancer Council Queensland I would like to thank the many volunteers and supporters who support Pink Ribbon Day by raising funds and awareness for women’s cancers. Hundreds of Queenslanders will volunteer at more than 200 sites across the state over the next week, collecting community donations. With the help of the community, we are making a difference. Thanks to prevention and early detection programs and improved treatment options, more Queensland women are surviving cancer. One in six Queensland women are likely to be diagnosed with women’s cancer in their lifetime and nearly 45,500 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of women’s cancer in the past 25 years. It might seem like a small gesture – purchasing a pink ribbon, pen, bracelet, or adding another Cancer Council bear to your collection – but every dollar raised provides hope for a cancer free future. Your kind support contributes to the continuing success of our cancer control strategies – thank you once again for your tremendous support.
Prof Jeff Dunn, CEO Cancer Council Queensland
Prof Jeff Dunn Your kind support contributes to the continuing success