❝New res­i­dences re­quire ac­cess to ser­vices and those ser­vices have been se­verely stretched.

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

— Mar­garet Shaw

Pararic But­ler from the coun­cil who spent hours try­ing to fig­ure out a way to get us wa­ter, and Ken­dal Nash from KnP Plumb­ing who was up here so of­ten to give it an­other go that he might as well have moved in.

I’m pleased to say wa­ter re­turned (in due course) but we may have a les­son to learn.

New res­i­dences re­quire ac­cess to ser­vices and those ser­vices have been se­verely stretched. As the area grows, then in­fra­struc­ture must grow with it.

Trib­ute to Pam

PAM Gra­ham was an in­spi­ra­tional, re­spected, com­pas­sion­ate prin­ci­pal of Can­non­vale State School for many years and a dear, fun, greatly missed men­tor and friend.

Pam fought a valiant fight for her health for many years with courage, dig­nity and, most of all, a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. She would al­ways say “there are oth­ers worse off”, no mat­ter how great her pain or how dif­fi­cult her cir­cum­stances.

From our per­spec­tive, Pam was taken into eter­nal life too soon. We needed more Mon­day morn­ing cof­fees at the Fat Frog, more week­end din­ners, more shop­ping lists and meals de­liv­ered, more com­puter prob­lems for Bruce to fix, more pa­per­work headaches for Mary to solve, more spi­ders for Blue to wran­gle, more in-depth con­ver­sa­tions with Sharon, more Get-Up and Go classes, more Zonta meet­ings and func­tions and many, many more sto­ries shared and laughs.

Pamela Sta­cia Gra­ham was a gift to those who had the good for­tune to know her.

Pam will al­ways be re­mem­bered and deeply missed by her fam­ily, her many friends and the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity in which she chose to live.

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