Sad farewell for family
LAST Thursday the hotel hosted farewell drinks for two well known locals.
Assad and Daisy Zaman arrived about five years ago from Bangladesh to take up a job at the Theodore Hotel.
Assad turned out to be a first rate chef and soon became very well respected in the kitchen.
Daisy was often seen pushing their two children, Rawha and Liban, up the street. Both children were often seen at the Bullring.
Assad and Daisy took part in community events and introduced some traditional Bangladeshi food at the River Festivals.
It was all tears for Assad as he made his farewell speech to the Theodore community.
Assad said he was very sad to leave Theodore and that he loved his last five years as a member of the community.
Assad and Daisy unknowingly added to the Theodore Hospital controversy.
Liban was the last child to be born at the hospital before the government moved the goal posts.
The family will holiday in Bangladesh to see their ailing parents before settling in Sydney next year.
Pool open for summer
THEODORE Community Link is looking for lifeguards for the summer season.
They will be required for the public sessions at the School swimming pool.
All training will be provided.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Kris at the TCL office on 4993 1025 or email email@example.com.
IT SEEMS Theodore has an unlikely pool shark.
Theodore mower man Paul “Brushcutter” Mills has been knocking out all comers.
The Friday night pool competition has never been the same since Paul found his form.
Some of the locals to be mowed down by Paul include Shane Powell, Jim Durkin and John Clifton.
“Oh hell he’s going to beat me” said one the fallen but not to be named.
A disciple of the idea “if you can accidentally snooker them you cannot beat me” theory, Paul has risen to the top of his game and his method is working.
Be there at the Hotel Friday night to see who is going to be next to fall to the “Dawson River Pool Shark” Paul Mills.
Athlete in training
FRED Atkins, 11, will represent Theodore State School in high jump.
He has been practising three times a week in preparation for the State Championships in Cairns in about three weeks.
His father, Eoin Atkins, used to be a high jump champion in his younger years and has been training young Fred.
Fred has already achieved a personal best 128cm with a goal of passing the 130cm.
Fred has been supported by the school PE teacher Alex Davis with access to training equipment after hours.
WITH two rounds done and dusted, the social mixed netball is proving to be a hit.
Plenty of spectators are cheering on the nine teams who have played really well.
It’s been quite a few years since there has been a netball competition in Theodore so all the players are really enjoying it.
With only a short nine week season there will be no chance of getting bored with it.
STARTING last night at the Theodore RSL hall, the Theodore River Festival is a fun-filled family event that runs different events and activities over four days – the main day being Saturday, September 29.
Programs for the event will be available at Theodore Home and Garden, Theodore News, Hotel Theodore and the Xtreme 1 Servo.
Last night was the wine and cheese night with art show. The show was well attended with the Leonardo Challenge.
Entrants were chosen at random from around town.
If you were in one spot too long then Jess Stevens nominated you by sending out a canvas with instructions.
The only instruction in reality was that the theme must be water and the rest was up to the artist.
Tash Young, Peter Mahony and Mick Maloney all stood still too long and quickly got nominated.
This afternoon hop on a bus to the Isla Gorge to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
The bus trip and nibblies will cost you $30 per person and spots are limited. BYO drinks.
The pick-up and drop off point is Hotel Theodore.
As part of the River Festival, the Hotel has a fun night planned tonight with Buck-a-bull and Burger night.
Eat Street will feature a range of tastes from around the world. Grab a sample for $5 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on September 29.
On offer will be tastes from Canada, Denmark, Bangladesh, England, Australia, Aboriginal, New Zealand, Mexico, Sweden and South Africa.
For more call Jess 0408 710 442.
SAD FAREWELL: Assad and Daisy. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED
Peter Mahony and the gyranda turtle.
Mick Maloney butterfly and ducks on the water.
Tash Young with the big drip.
Fred Atkins 11 from Theodore has achieved a PB of 130.