Red soil stain­ing my soul

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Emma Reid Re­porter emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

IT HAS only been a week since I took the keys to the Isis Town & Coun­try of­fice and in that short time I can see why the re­gion is loved by ev­ery­one who lives in it.

There is a com­mu­nity spirit that is in­fec­tious – a feel­ing of be­long­ing that clearly gets into peo­ples’ hearts and souls.

It might be plain luck that had me out here for An­zac Day when the en­tire coun­try bands to­gether as one, but I think it wouldn’t mat­ter in this small town.

As I walked down the main street I was greeted by peo­ple say­ing hello, some held doors for me and oth­ers gave a smile or a wave as I passed by.

These acts of courtesy are miss­ing from a lot of so­ci­ety and it helps me ap­pre­ci­ate what makes the re­gion spe­cial.

And from what I saw on An­zac Day the fu­ture is bright for Childers and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

The rea­son I say this is be­cause of the stun­ning per­for­mances of young stu­dents from Cordalba and Good­wood schools at An­zac Day ser­vices, and the re­spect shown by the older chil­dren from Isis High at its cer­e­mony.

I wish I could have been able to at­tend all ser­vices which were held across the re­gion be­cause I am sure each and every child would have put in the same ef­fort and shown the same re­spect as those I have men­tioned.

Sadly, I am only here for this and the next edi­tion of the Town & Coun­try be­cause I am sure the more time I spend in the area, the more I will fall in love with it and its peo­ple.

So if you see me up the street this week please in­tro­duce your­self be­cause I’d love to meet you.

Emma Reid And from what I saw on An­zac Day the fu­ture is bright for Childers and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

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