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Christ­mas spirit alive in Ky

TO THE peo­ple of Kyabram.

We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful for your sup­port of toys, wooden toys, games, vouch­ers, ham­pers and more for our lo­cal fam­i­lies over the 2017 Christ­mas pe­riod.

A spe­cial thank you to Sheri­dan Part­ners, Dawes and Vary Ri­or­dan, Water­pool, Mor­ri­son and Sawyers as well as Tar­get Coun­try Kyabram.

We made Chist­mas a much hap­pier time for a lot of fam­i­lies in the area — es­pe­cially chil­dren.

Many thanks for ev­ery­one’s gen­eros­ity. Ju­dith Stone and Mar­garet New­ton, Unit­ing Care/Tar­get Christ­mas ap­peal.

Ready for a close shave?

IN MARCH, the iconic Aus­tralian fundrais­ing cam­paign World’s Great­est Shave will be cel­e­brat­ing its 20th birth­day and to com­mem­o­rate this mile­stone, the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion is call­ing on record num­bers of Aus­tralians to reg­is­ter and join in the fun.

Through­out the past two decades, more than 1.9 mil­lion Aus­tralians have sup­ported the cam­paign to help the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion con­tinue its vi­sion to cure and mis­sion to care.

Ev­ery day, another 35 Aussies are di­ag­nosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, myeloma and lym­phoma. Thanks to the sup­port of or­di­nary Aus­tralians, blood cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies con­tinue to re­ceive free emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port, ed­u­ca­tional re­sources and trans­port to and from vi­tal med­i­cal ap­point­ments from the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

Your sup­port also means re­gional fam­i­lies con­tinue to be pro­vided with free home-away-from-home ac­com­mo­da­tion near their treat­ing cen­tres.

Our com­mit­ment to fund re­search projects con­tin­ues to help more Aus­tralians with blood cancer sur­vive and live a bet­ter qual­ity of life.

I’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to in­vite the Kyam­bram com­mu­nity to join us and reg­is­ter for World’s Great­est Shave in 2018 to help beat blood cancer. Let’s make this year the bold­est and bravest year ever! Reg­is­ter to­day at worlds­great­est­shave.com Bill Petch, Leukaemia Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Ap­petite for de­struc­tion

DIF­FER­ENT peo­ple tend to view and in­ter­pret life in dif­fer­ent ways.

Some of the in­ter­pre­ta­tions may be bet­ter than oth­ers, but none of them is per­fect.

In­di­vid­u­als, who have a sim­i­lar view, or back­ground tend to join into groups.

They be­lieve that their views are best and try to force them on other peo­ple. This can lead to fric­tion and an­i­mos­ity be­tween dif­fer­ent races, na­tions, so­cial classes and re­li­gions.

We are be­ing dom­i­nated by nat­u­ral in­stincts, and an­i­mal-like fight­ing has been go­ing on since the be­gin­ning of the hu­man race.

The civil­i­sa­tion is only skin deep and weapons are be­com­ing more so­phis­ti­cated and de­struc­tive.

We have to pro­duce arms for our pro­tec­tion, but keep them un­der con­trol.

If they get in wrong hands, they can cause great loss of hu­man lives. Jiri Kole­naty, Rush­worth.

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