No short­age of fruit

Townsville Bulletin - - Talk Of North - with JOHN AN­DER­SEN

THERE are fruit stalls all the way up the high­way sell­ing ev­ery­thing from pineap­ples to man­goes to wa­ter­mel­ons. The most colour­ful stand be­longs to Colin Eas­donSmith who is flog­ging ly­chees by the road­side just north of the Her­bert River bridge. He’ll do a dance and sing a song while he hands over the good­ies. Old timers might re­call that Col had the pop­u­lar Lantern Inn restau­rant on Char­ters Tow­ers Rd from 1967 to 1980.

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AIR­BORNE . . . this solid lump of steel flew out of the mulcher be­ing used to turn dam­aged trees from Cy­clone Larry into mulch. The 3kg axle had pieces gouged out of it by mulcher blades. John­stone Shire Mayor Neil Clarke said it whis­tled through the air for 50m, just miss­ing work­ers

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