Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

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

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