Sad farewell for fam­ily

Central Telegraph - - LIFE / MY TOWN - THEODORE DENISE & PAUL FOWKES theodor­e­news@cqs­copes.com.au

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 co­or­di­na­tor@theodor­e­link.com.

Pool comp

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.

Net­ball

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.

River Fes­ti­val

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.

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